Lardini: Elegant suits and smart-casual jackets for men
Sartorial finish, excellence, and passion The siblings Andrea, Luigi, and Lorena Lardini founded their company with the help of their father in 1978, and immediately drew the attention of some of the world's leading fashion brands. Within a few short years, labels like Byblos, Les Copains, Valentino, and Versace were on the list of clients, who outsourced their coat and jacket production to Lardini. Combined with the will and the determination to strike out in new directions, the family business launched its first collection under its own label. Their business and success grew exponentially.
The siblings have continued as the management team to this day. The embody the values of the company, stand for a creative company policy, craftsmanship, meticulous and top quality production processes, and continue to invest heavily in research, development, innovation, and career building measures for their employees. The result: The brand Lardini, specialising in menswear, is the epitome of "excellence made in Italy".
Iconic – the flower in the buttonhole
Fabric selection: elegant, yet casual. Lardini customers have a very distinctive and modern idea of style with Italian sartorial roots. Subtle details differentiate Lardini's style from any other: A flower in the boutonnière of a smart-casual jacket – the embodiment of male hedonism and romanticism. That too is Lardini. The flower as a reminder of the "nouvelle vague" of the 1970s, is now symbolic for the label's successful transition to being a modern classic.
1500 garments are manufactured in Filottrano every single day. The company continues to expand, allowing it to serve international markets: 450 hand-picked multi-brand boutiques, almost a dozen mono-label stores in Russia, Korea, China, and Italy, as well as shop-in-shop outlets at some of the top-ranked shopping malls in Japan, Korea, and the United States now carry the label. In 2008, Lardini opened a new showroom on Via della Spiga in Milan, right at the centre of the beating heart of the city's fashion district. Even in times of international recession, the company, which currently exports 60% of its production, still registered sales growth.