Sewing, cutting, and basting, one button at a time, and then sewing again.
When you wear an ISAIA shirt you feel the tradition, care and skill required to make it.
The shirt sleeve drops as smoothly as espresso coffee flowing into a cup.
The buttons slip into the buttonholes as naturally as the sea enters the harbor.
Just as the narrow streets of Naples surround visitors with rich history and beauty, our shirts envelope the body with traditional Neapolitan craftsmanship and style.
The man in an ISAIA shirt hears, “You’re wearing an exquisite shirt.”
A LINEAGE OF ARTISANS
Each ISAIA dress shirt takes an individual tailor over two hours to produce. Fabrics are painstakingly vetted and cut. Collars are attached by hand. Buttons and buttonholes are individually sewn. Piece by piece, our expert craftspeople create beautiful garments that reflect our rich sartorial heritage in every stitch.
A HUMAN TOUCH IN EVERY STITCH
From collar to gusset, key elements of our dress shirts are sewn, cut and completed by hand. Even the smallest details are rendered with care and expertise. You can feel it when you slip one on. The way the collar sits firmly under your lapel. The way the shoulder adapts to motion and doesn’t tug. The way the shirt’s body follows yours. It’s what gives our dress shirts the effortless fit and feel that we believe defines true luxury.
THE TRADITIONAL FIT
A quintessentially Neapolitan silhouette. The Italia offers the traditional armhole height—high but not constricting—and a generous shoulder-to-shoulder that allows for freedom-of-movement while providing a clean, jacket-ready presentation.
A MODERN FIT
An adaptation of The Italia for those who prefer a more modern fit. With its trimmer sleeve, high armhole and more compact shoulder-to-shoulder fit, The Mix shirt offers an elegant, contemporary-leaning silhouette.
A VERY SLIM FIT
Designed for the thinnest body type. The Fit silhouette is our most body-hugging, offering narrow sleeves and high armholes, a slim chest and tapered body.
*Available in Eurasia & Made-to-Measure
ALL IN THE DETAILS
The collar is stitched by hand at a 60°/90° angle to prevent slipping.
The armhole is basted and sewn by hand.
The placket is stitched to ensure lasting integrity.
Buttons are hand sewn with a coral-shaped stitch.
The sleeve gauntlet features a hand-stitched tab to prevent tearing.
Cuffs are sewn internally and externally.
Buttonholes are hand-cut and sewn for precise positioning.
A hand-stitched triangle connects the front to the back of the shirt.
'MOUCHE' WITH PERSONALITY
A signature element on every ISAIA shirt is the mouche, which is a unique detail of Neapolitan couture tailoring. The mouche is a cotton or taffeta triangle that unites the front and back of the shirt and reinforces the hem. The last ISAIA touch is the coral logo that makes these shirts even more unique and original.