In the somewhat theatrical city setting of boutiques and ancient sites, you will spot many locals casually strolling from one meeting to another, or enjoying their lunch break soaking up the sun along the front steps of churches and quaint restaurants. As you people-watch, you will notice the flair for suits, infused almost effortlessly into the local man's stride. If you're already in-the-know with a cultivated fashion sense of your own, put the camera away and visit Cruciani & Bella. Located at Piazza San Lorenzo in Lucina is this old-school, wonder of a boutique that is designed in a way that perfectly complement's a man's needs; a place where items are laid out in a calculated manner to ensure you don't miss anything.
Just have a look at the charming nooks that substitute writing and work tools with neatly-folded ties and pochettes. For founder and owner Danilo Cruciani, the tie has always been a most fascinating accessory, one that has compelled him to search for talented artisans across Italy and in England who could help him materialise this personal appreciation. And so, he opened the boutique, having created a network of artisans who could follow his vision and apply the use of high-end textiles to offer a specially curated collection of ties in unique prints and patterns. Alongside the ties you will find a nice collection of suspenders, handkerchiefs, cufflinks, scarves and even cologne, particularly those of Antonio de Curtis' 'Acqua di Toeletta'. If you're keen on making your own custom made suit, you will appreciate both the made-to-measure button down shirts by Neapolitan tailor, Francesco Merolla, and a selection of fabrics for suits by both English and Italian textile producers.