In Italy dressing is not only a simple way to choose clothes: it is also a way of life. We all know that Milan is the capital of fashion and luxury in Italy, the place where all the main fashion shows take place. But Turin and its citizens have always had a reputation for their discreet way to show elegance and wealth, always careful not to show excesses and boast too much. Add to this the influence that the English business community brought in the XIX century with the establishment of dress warehouses (knit ties, Scottish lambswool sweaters, cashmere cardigans getting much demand also from the local bourgeoise) and you have as a result an interesting mix of Levantine taste with Anglo-Saxon sobriety.
Vestil, established in 1957 and still run by the same family, represents this fascinating union at its best in its 3-store atelier under the elegant arcades of Statuto square. Whenever you’re looking for a small present at home or a personal fashion caprice, the shop offers a huge spectrum of products ranging from tailored suits to colored lisle socks. The quality of the products goes together with the expertise of the shop assistants, who will skillfully guide you towards your final choice.
Not the cheapest shop in town, though it is in my opinion the best one in terms of choice and quality. Italian style can sometimes be a little expensive.