The Fleece Milano was born from our love for classic style and Italian craftsmanship. As is often the case, the idea stemmed from a requirement combined with a perceived gap in the market: we were searching online for pure cashmere waistcoats made in Italy, with a tailored fit but at an affordable price, without the mark-ups of the classic distribution chain.
Based on these fundamental values, we like to think that The Fleece Milano is not a mere brand, but more a club for enthusiasts of quality and craftsmanship. We have named these fans #Fleecers. And we picture them as contemporary connoisseurs, bon vivants who prefer discretion to excess, the right comment whispered rather than a shouted proclamation. Fleecers choose timeless elegance over seasonal trends, they appreciate the gentle pace of craftsmanship as opposed to the quick-fire rhythm of industrial production. Fleecers, in other words, conceive the garments in their wardrobe as investments destined to last over time.
The Fleece Milano was founded by Fabio, Riccardo and Andrea. We are three friends, we met in Milan in our student days. The city has allowed us to develop our interests and professional skills, which today find form in this project. We were born in three different regions of southern Italy, and we take from our hometowns three distinct but complementary profiles.
Fabio, a Neapolitan entrepreneur with a passion for aesthetics and quality, is the creative soul of The Fleece Milano: a product expert, a lover of vintage watches, classic motorcycles, SEO geek and connoisseur of classic men's elegance, he is a keen observer of all things from the world of fine tailoring.
Riccardo, a Sicilian business lawyer, precise and reliable not only in his trade but also in life. A sports enthusiast, he is also passionate about the traditions and fine food of our Bel Paese. The methodical head of a sportsman combined with the even-headedness of the legal professional, with more than a dash of genius.
Andrea is the numbers man. Of simple but refined tastes, he has a natural kinship with the elegance and quality of Italian craftsmanship and fine materials.
Our direct approach cuts out the middlemen, allowing us to offer you a classic garment like the men's waistcoat at very competitive prices, without compromising on quality. Based on in-depth research that lasted over a year, we entrusted a pure two-ply cashmere yarn to the skilled hands of Italian master craftsmen. The rest seemed to fall into place by itself:
- Australian mother-of-pearl or real buffalo horn buttons embellish the garment;
- the reinforcement of the silk grosgrain buttonhole prevents the buttonhole from fraying;
- the so called "calature" on the armholes and on the front are further evidence of the handcrafted quality of the product.
The finishing touch? A secret blend dreamt up by our master craftsmen to ensure the right mix of a durable product that is soft to the touch. Just like the drop of Angostura bitters that guarantees the perfect balance to a signature cocktail.
As Italians proud of the aesthetic traditions of our country and its innate creativity, our goal is to promote and export a dose of Italian craftsmanship to the world. At the same time, we are committed to bringing you products that encapsulate the poetry and authenticity of refined clothing, with the distinct personality to convey the confidence and assertive style of our most discerning clientele.
The Fleece Milano Team