The Neapolitan Jacket, is a symbol of expressive uniqueness and timeless elegance, known and loved all over the world for the lightness of its fabrics and its excellent fit.
Among the details that define the Neapolitan origin of a jacket, the shoulder is again a key element. The Neapolitan shoulder follows the natural line of the body, culminating in “a camicia” stitched armholes, that is, with the fabric in excess to the seam of a garment, put under the shoulder and is stopped with an external seam; it will have an excess of fabric responsible for the formation of those distinctive pleats of the Neapolitan jacket. The result is a sleeve defined as “manica a mappina”, that can accompany daily gestures. Further peculiarities of the Neapolitan jacket are the unusual and rounded shape of the so-called “pignata” patch pocket and the (“boat-shaped” Barchetta) breast pocket that flips upwards. The buttons of the sleeves overlap slightly, and, for this reason, they are called “kissed buttons”.
Typical of the Neapolitan tailoring is the so-called three-roll-two (“tre bottoni stirato a due”) construction for the single-breasted jacket, which has a hand-rolled lapel, which makes it possible to see only the two lower buttons, with the first, therefore, hidden and whose corresponding buttonhole mounted upside down, that is the final touch of a tailored garment in which nothing is left to chance.