Habitus is the project built through the collaboration of four tailors’ skills and ideas; they work together, cutting and sewing bespoke garments, in a workshop placed in the very heart of Rome. In the tailoring house in via xxiv maggio, just a few steps from the Quirinale palace, the habitus’ bespoke suits are made according to the traditional principles of true craftmanship, the rules taught by the old mentors. There is no hi tech industrial work machinery; just shears, heavy iron and needle, to create a true masterpiece of complexity, full of high quality finishings and attention to details. Among us, the key to the perfect suit design lies in the fabric; wether wool, linen, cotton or silk, we truly believe the fabric itself will guide us in the making of a well-made suit, proper, durable and expressive.
In Latin, habitus means behaviour, way of being, attitude, cultural habit. Our garments speak a complex, subtle, versatile yet precise language; the Classic Style in which lie the roots of our vision of tailoring is not a mere list of birdseyes suits, navy blazers or “elegance code”; it is indeed a true grammar, full of inspirations, quotes, people, faces, works of art, houses, books and music. Our concept of “bespoke”, though, is definitely more than a tape around the neck and a custom made jacket; it is the comprehension of the person we work for, and the “translation” of what we see and perceive and what we are asked for into a suit, a jacket, a coat.