Bastimento Italiano - Your Luxury Shirt Handmade in Italy
Bastimento Italiano - Your Luxury Shirt Handmade in Italy
Men's Shirts entirely Handmade in Italy using the finest Italian fabrics. Offered to you at a fair price, with customization options.
Men's Shirts entirely Handmade in Italy using the finest Italian fabrics. Offered to you at a fair price, with customization options. Read more
The Bastimento Italiano brand tells the story of an age old tradition which started from our ancestors, Italian emigrants off to America on board the wooden ships called “Bastimenti”.
In fact, even though we are aware of the all the new trends in men’s high fashion, our label presents a luxury collection of shirts which is the expression of the best Italian tailoring tradition.
Our production is all by hand by Italian artisans chosen one by one, capable of transmitting, through shirts perfectly finished in every detail, the tailoring experience acquired through their collaboration with the most prestigious fashion houses.
The choice of fabrics, exclusively Italian, as well as the colors and models we propose comes from a careful study of the latest trends in high fashion, linked to a taste for elegance, clean lines and the classical tradition for which handcrafted products have always been Italy's pride and joy.
A man’s shirt represents his own personal way of being: that’s why it has to be adapted to the needs of each one of us, as translated by the most refined level of detailing.
It’s this attention to detail that characterizes our product – made for pleasure and to please.
It’s the details that really make the difference in your shirt!
We wanted to respect the tradition of 100% Made in Italy here as well, and that’s why we offer you:
- Tailored styling that makes for a perfect fit
- Clean English style stitching that is both resistant and soft
- Buttons sewn on in the unmistakable “Giglio” style so typical of Italian tailoring: a standard of Bastimento Italiano production
- Reverse collar that caresses the skin
- Tapered tailoring that softly follows the body line
- English style side fitted sides
- Horizontal second last button hole, as traditionally used in Italy to prevent unbuttoning from contact with the belt
- Hand embroidered initials
Plus inside every one of our shirts you’ll find a spare button!
The fabrics we use are among the best in the world!
We have chosen only cotton from Egypt, always considered to be the producer of the highest quality noble cotton, thanks to the ideal weather conditions for planting and harvesting.
The raw fibre is then processed in Italy by companies which are leaders in this sector, and so transformed into 100% cotton fabric.
Another technique adds a valuable attribute to this process: the “Double Twist” (“Doppio Ritorto”) procedure, which involves twisting the cotton threads back on themselves two at a time to guarantee maximum shock resistance.
The result is a top quality fabric, which is bright, soft and at the same time resistant, of the very best quality!
On the basis of the way the double twist threads are woven, the fabric takes on characteristics which are unique and different from one another. This is how we obtain the three variations we offer you:
OXFORD - 100% Italian double twist Oxford cotton fabric is made by a special thread weave which gives it that typical “dotted” look. This is a particularly elegant and versatile fabric.
TWILL - 100% Italian double twist Twill cotton fabric has a special diagonal weave. It is characterized by unique sparkling reflections and outstanding softness.
POPLIN - 100% Italian double twist Poplin cotton fabric is created by weaving together threads of different thicknesses. This creates a strong, compact fabric that is still light and soft. One particular aspect of this fabric is its mercerization, a finish that allows for a shiny, wear resistant weave.
Another characteristic of the fabric used in our shirts lies in the creation of the pattern, which is not printed on, as is normally the case even in the most prestigious fashion houses.
This is easily verifiable: our fabrics are perfectly identical on both sides. In fact, the inside of the shirt is the same as the outside.
It’s the details that define your shirt and highlight your style.
Here at Bastimento Italiano we are ready to offer you free of charge various personalizing options to choose from to create a unique shirt to match your personality.
You can choose from three types of collar (French, Italian and Button Down) and three types of cuffs (Blunt, Rounded, or Cufflinked).
French Collar (also known as the Cutaway Collar): a young, trendy model with tips that are more open than the Italian collar.
Italian Collar: an extremely versatile style, with straight tips, suitable for both casual and more formal occasions.
Button Down Collar (also known as a Soft Roll Collar): this style has two buttons at the tips which provide a softer, lighter look.
Inside the collars of all our shirts you will find two removable collar stays!
Blunt Cuff: very versatile cuff, a match for any type of collar.
Rounded Cuff: a cuff suitable for every occasion, a match for any type of collar.
Cufflinked Cuff: squared double cuff, to complete with cufflinks.
Recommended for more elegant moments.
Included in the personalization options we offer free of charge is also the choice of two initials which we will hand embroider according to your specifications.
These hand embroidered initials recall a time in the past when they served to identify the owner. Today they represent the touch of class of a shirt which is yours and yours alone!
Here at Bastimento Italiano we want you to be proud to wear our shirts… just as proud as we are!
That’s why we give you the choice of two styles: slim and comfort.
SLIM FIT: This is the shirt that most closely follows the curve of your body, still leaving enough space for freedom of movement. It has a tapered fit, tailored close to the chest and waist. There are two pleats (pinces) on the back of the shirt.
SLIM SIZES: From S (Collar: 37cm - 14.5 Inches) to XL (Collar: 44cm - 17.35 Inches)
COMFORT FIT: The shirt with the classic fit. Allows for ease of movement, flowing softly on the skin.
COMFORT SIZES: From S (Collar: 37cm - 14.5 Inches) to XXL (Collar: 46cm - 18 Inches)
Once our campaign is over we will send you a survey to fill in to choose the style of your shirt. The survey will include:
- a complete chart of sizes with measurements of neck, shoulder, arm, chest, waist, length and wrist
- a guide to help you pick your size easly
Becoming one of our backers means joining the world of Bastimento Italiano.
On every pledge level you will:
- Personalize every shirt with our personalization options
- Choose the two initials which we will hand embroider on every shirt
- Have exclusive access to previews of our new collections and special offers
- Receive the Certificate of Authenticity of the shirts
- Receive the “Official Supporter” certificate: our highest recognition for your help!
Please choose a reward for every shirt in the collection.
At the end of the campaign you will receive a survey to fill in to choose fabric(s), collar(s), cuff(s), size(s), fit and initials.
Our “direct-to-consumer” business model guarantees a fair price for a product which is typically sold for more than 400€!
This is because we cut out the distributors, wholesalers and retailers.
Unlike what is usually the case, our production process starts from your choice!
Our company receives your order and creates your shirt just as you imagined it would be. Wearing it will be a thrill to say the least.
Our team is always driven by the desire to look ahead and above all satisfy our clients’ needs.
Once we have achieved our Funding Goal, we will be offering you more choices and more products.
We are already ready with new colors, new fabrics, a splendid collection of ties and a vast array of pocket squares for you to match with your shirt!
Once our campaign has been funded, we look forward to receiving your survey with information on fabrics, personalizations, sizes and fits in two weeks. We will receive all the fabrics from the manufacturers in no more than two weeks. Production usually takes six weeks (including final quality checks). Logistics and shipping take two weeks.
Your luxury shirts will be shipped by the end of October 2016 if not sooner.
The courier we ship through is FedEx.
- We are proud to offer FREE SHIPPING TO: The United States - Canada - The European Union
- Shipping to all other countries is not included at any pledge level. Shipping costs vary according to the destination and the number of shirts. Surcharges for those countries where free shipping is not provided are indicated on this chart. The surcharge will be collected after the campaign.
All shipments will be sent from Italy.
- NON-EUROPEAN UNION BACKERS: Pledge levels do not include VAT, duties or local taxes. If applicable, local charges will be collected by the appropriate authority at the destination country.
EUROPEAN UNION BACKERS: No customs duties will be applied to backers from countries belonging to the European Union. Only Italian VAT will be applied. Due to the European policy of “Reverse Charge”, we are required to collect VAT for payment to the Italian government. Italian IVA will be collected after the campaign as indicated on this chart.
Bastimento Italiano was born from a team who know how to see far ahead.
Its members all come from different professional experiences:
Emiliano, age 23, a student in Economics and Company Management;
Manuel, age 22, a student in Computer Engineering;
Lucia and Pasquale, from a long line of tailors and craftsmen.
The whole team knew how to apply a computerized and innovative business idea to proven tailoring skills and experience. And so the Bastimento Italiano brand took shape: a balance between freshness and innovation, elegance and tradition!
It’s only thanks to you that our idea will be transformed into solid reality.
So we invite you to follow us on the social network and share this campaign with your friends.
You’ll always be in our hearts because you were the first to give us your trust by believing in our project.
Risks and challenges
Since we have made an in depth study of the possibility of unforeseen circumstances throughout the production process, we are prepared to manage and overcome them.
The most common situation is production delay because this is the moment when the most factors intervene, all of which have to be kept under control at the same time.
In any case we are sure we have taken all precautions to keep this from happening, and will keep you updated on the state of your orders in real time.
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