Gene Hiller is proud to carry Brioni Italian suits and sportswear. Brioni opened its first shop in Rome in 1945. Master Taylor Nazareno Fonticoli and his business partner Gaetano Savini brought their fine Italian suits to America in 1954. Their debut in New York was a great success, and now exclusive stores across the country carry their fine clothing. Brioni clothing is hand-sewn by expert tailors who must serve a 4-year apprenticeship to learn how to work with the 5,000 different fabrics used to make these superior Italian suits. It takes a tailor 30 to 35 hours to create this amazing garment! Brioni is the suit preferred by the famous fictional Agent 007, James Bond, as well as notable celebrities such as Kirk Douglas, Henry Fonda, Clark Gable, Rock Hudson, Anthony Quinn, Robert Wagner, John Wayne, Robert Kennedy, and Nelson Mandela.
Canali is one of the first labels that come to mind when you think of Italian clothing. Brothers Giovanni and Giocommo Canali opened their tailoring shop in Italy where they became known for their fine worksmanship. The 1950s saw an expansion of the business as the second-generation contributed to Canali's growing reputation and sophistication. In the 1970s Canali went international, and by the 1980s, 50% of all Canali products were exports. Although Canali is known more for fine Italian suits, they also manufacture shirts, ties, belts, and shoes. Let the experts at Gene Heller fit you in a fine Canali wardrobe.