If the fame of Neapolitan tailoring
is known throughout the world, its characteristics will perhaps escape the less experienced.
And yet, for many enthusiasts around the world, the style of Neapolitan tailoring is unique, thanks to the peculiarities that distinguish it unequivocally.
The jackets of Neapolitan suits are famous for being light and comfortable. The sleeve, in particular, is defined "shirt sleeve" precisely because it is as light as a shirt sleeve, and has a lap about 10 cm wider than the shoulder, which makes it swell slightly at the junction with a "mappina" effect and fall softly on the arms. This characteristic depends, probably, on the Neapolitan habit (and of the whole southern Italy) of gesticulating. Neapolitan gentlemen need, therefore, a comfortable sleeve that does not hinder the wide movements of the arms during conversation.
The sleeve is attached to a shoulder which is also soft because it is empty, as tradition dictates. The most fashionable model is the single-breasted, with two buttons or "three buttons stretched to 2", that is with the highest button hidden under the lapels, strictly very wide, between 8 and 10 cm.
In short, many small details that allow you to recognize a Neapolitan dress among other 100.
After all, we know: elegance is made of details.