Angelo Petrucci, born in Penne (Pesaro) in 1971, was only 22 when he took the tailoring measurements for “his” first Head of State.
Tailoring / Fashion and Accessories
Since then, this Master's skilled hands dressed about 35 prominent personalities of international politics, including royalty and illustrious leaders, and today Angelo Petrucci holds the position of Chief Master Tailor at Brioni. He entered the Penne-based fashion maison, now owned by the Kering group, at the age of 13 as an apprentice, later becoming one of its leading tailors. Today he travels around the world working for an elite clientèle, creating for them exquisite bespoke wardrobes. Some of his most notable clients include Nelson Mandela, former German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, Sultan Azalan Shah, the King of Malaysia and Barack Obama. Since 1985 Brioni also manages the Scuola di Alta Sartoria (High Tailoring School) located in Penne, Abruzzo, close to their headquarters, where Angelo Petrucci teaches his signature workmanship to young apprentices: a technique based on exclusivity, precision and dedication.
A custom suit requires the work of 200 tailors and quality control specialists before it is ready to be shipped. A Brioni jacket requires 1200 stitches, only 17% of which are externally visible; garments are then ironed and steamed about 80 times in order to stretch the fabric. In 1994, the talented 23-year-old Petrucci won the prize for Italy's “Best tailor, pattern maker and cutter”, presented in Spoleto by the Accademia Nazionale dei Sartori (National Academy of Tailors). He boasts a career studded with incredible achievements and great successes, and today he represents a true all-Italian excellence in artistic trades and know-how, a jewel in the crown of the Made in Italy trade.