There are many very talented shirt makers out there, making the search for the perfect shirt quite an adventure. What constitutes perfect is of course very much a matter of opinion, everything from fit, details, value for money and the ever so important collar are simply a matter of perspective and taste.
There are however makers that stand out, ones that seem to get everything just right. On of them is Lino Sentiero of Antica Camiceria Sentiero. Based out of Boscoreale, just outside of Naples, Lino produces some of the best handmade shirts in the world. With details like shoulders, collars, buttonholes and the like being made entirely by hand. All in the best traditions of Neapolitan shirt making.
Mr Sentiero photographed during Pitti Uomo
When we first got the opportunity to try Lino’s shirts we were more impressed than we’ve been in a long time. While it is difficult to crown the best shirt we have seen, Lino’s are definitely among the top competition.
We think these pictures speak for themselves
Close up view of some amazing handwork. As you can see, the collar is attached entirely by hand.
A high armhole with the sleeve attached by hand allows for greater mobility and comfort.
Beautifully handmade details
The cuff is of course attached by hand stitching as well
Antica Camiceria Sentiero Shirt being worn with Viola Milano grenadine tie, Cruciani bracelets and a su misura Orazio Luciano - La Vera Sartoria Napoletana suit.