"The best of the best plus one."
Kiton is a luxury ready-to-wear and made-to-measure clothing company founded in 1956 in Naples, Italy by Ciro Paone ( above ) - a fifth-generation fabric merchant, and Antonio Carola ( not pictured ). Launched in 1968, the Kiton brand name is a derivation of the Greek word chiton, a garment worn by the ancient Greeks that the Romans later called a tunic.
The Kiton brand is consider to be the ultimate in Men’s luxury apparel consisting of suits, sport coats, dress shirts, and ties. Producing a limited number of suits each year, with each suit taking approximately 25 hours of labor and at least 45 tailors contributing to each one ( below ). All garments are hand finished and are made of the finest materials. Kiton’s motto in Italian is "ll meglio del meglio piu uno" - which translates to "The Best of the Best plus one".