Giuseppe (Pino) Peluso
Giuseppe Peluso, known as Pino, was born in Caivano (Naples) in 1972, to a tailor father and embroiderer mother, and found it only natural to cultivate the passion for the profession inherited from his parents. By the age of fourteen he had already made his first jackets, after learning to cut and sew waistcoats and trousers perfectly.
Tailoring / Fashion and Accessories
Over the long years he spent working his way up he attended schools of pattern making, qualifying in 2004 as a pattern maker and technical developer for clothing. He also took a professional course for the role of production director and technician that has allowed him to become a consultant to companies in the clothing sector.
His bespoke suits, fluid, essential, and perfectly proportioned to the customer’s build, respect the Neapolitan tradition and Italian good taste, while paying a great deal of attention to the demands of both his national and his international clientele.
The Peluso jacket is made entirely by hand and is full canvas, but with small reworkings of some details to which the tailor attaches importance: the barchetta or “little boat” breast-pocket has a distinctive shape, straight at the bottom and slightly more curved in the upper part, just like the shape of a boat floating in water. Another characteristic detail is the gently rounded top of the lapel, making it look softer and more refined. The shoulder can be a camicia or normal, depending on the customer’s preference.
The cutting is done without paper patterns, using just the measurements of the body and respecting the pattern of the fabric, always of prime quality, getting the checks to line up in the finished garment, as tradition dictates.
His well-known tailor’s shop is located on the panoramic Via Posillipo in Naples.
Over time Peluso has received many important marks of recognition, including the Premio Forbici d’Oro Campania in 2008. In 2014 he was elected vice-president of the Camera Europea dell’Alta Sartoria. He also does some teaching, chiefly among disadvantaged youth, in order to pass onto them his fine and wholly Neapolitan craft.