130 years of craftsmanship and world-class cloth.
Meet the brand: Lanificio F.lli Cerruti Dal 1881
130 YEARS OF CRAFTSMANSHIP AND WORLD-CLASS CLOTH
• WORDS: C. STEWART
Established in 1881 by brothers Stefano, Antonio and Quintino Cerruti, the Lanificio F.lli Cerruti mill is still a family-run operation and is internationally renowned for exceptional cloth. It’s based in Biella – the home of traditional Italian textile manufacturing – and combines innovation in technology with the finest raw materials to produce its prized yarns.
The brand’s iTravel cloth is one of the highest quality performance fabrics on the market as it’s made from 100% wool cloth (most others are a blend). The wool is sourced from Australia for its fineness and its ‘crimp’ – the wavy structure of the fibres that increases its breathability. It’s then brought to Italy where it’s spun into high-twist yarn with natural crease resistance and finally given a water- and stain-resistant finish.
The mill is also noted for its expertise in the dyeing process, with saturated colours and subtle melange effects added to the raw materials before production to ensure they stay locked in and beautiful. Always innovating, the Cerruti mill produces over 8000 new colours every year.
This season, Lanificio F.lli Cerruti Dal 1881 suits come in a new slimmed-down tailored fit with softer construction for relaxed elegance. Other typically Italian details include working cuffs with corozo nut buttons sewn on in ‘kissing’ style, statement lapels and angled pockets. Inside, you’ll find a full contrast lining – a signature of any Cerutti suit at Moss Bros.