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Vitale Barberis Canonico 1663. Italian fabrics for suits

Since 1663

Luscious fabrics from Italy.

Vitale Barberis Canonico has been making fabrics since 1663. It is not a coincidence Vitale Barberis Canonico are the n. 1 choice among the Royals in England.

With luxurious yet durable fabrics, Vitale Barberis Canonico offers many affordable solutions for your next Made to Measure garment. Whether you’re searching Italian fabrics for your suit, overcoat, sport jackets or trousers, there’s a very good chance you’ll find what you’re looking for with them. Only for the suits, VBC offers over 20 collections (!) of fabrics.

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Solutions for all your MTM garments.


Vitale Barberis Canonico is available at Massimo Roma with a fine selection of fabrics and can be purchased for a fraction of the price you’d pay at a regular store.

Embrace luxury and let us tailor your dream garment.

Let us tailor your dream garment.

Let us at Massimo Roma tailor your dream garment with VBC fabrics.


Click on “appointments” on our website or call 561-302-5998 and let’s plan your next dream garment together.

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Massimiliano Mattetti
Italian Custom Clothier

World’s menswear capitals: Napoli and Biella

To provide its clients the highest quality in suiting, Massimo Roma reaches out to the world’s capitals in the industry: Napoli & Biella. These two Italian cities are not only synonymous of great history in both tailoring and wool making, but they also mean superior craftsmanship, passion and style.


Napoli and Biella, world’s capital in menswear



The history of sartorial tradition in Napoli (Naples in English) goes back to 1351 when Neapolitan elegance started to take shape with the birth of “Confraternita dei Sartori”. Napoli immediately became a fashion reference, nothing less than London and Paris.

In the 1800’s, the sartorial tradition in Napoli grew even bigger. The noble families all around the country were hiring Neapolitan tailors to get their clothes tailored and make sure they were up-to-date with their style. Often they traveled hundreds of miles in chariots, just to get measured and dressed by tailors in the beautiful city located at Vesuvio’s feet.
De Nicola, was probably the first name that became famous in the area, followed by Caggiula and Rubinacci.

Napoli tailor

In menswear, tailors from Napoli are considered among the best in world.


In the 900’s, more tailored transformed their little “bottega” into fashion houses and turned into world references in the industry: Kiton, Isaia, Marinella are just few well-known of the many fantastic tailors still present in the area.

Today, the “stile Napoletano” is considered the best in the industry because of the innate elegance, the passion and their sublime craftsmanship.


The city’s reputation in producing the best wool in the world goes back all the way to the 1800’s (although some of their manufacturers started all the way back in 1600’s, such as Vitale Barberis Canonico). Back then, the most important business people in the industry realized that the area had all the perfect characteristics needed to produce wool: environment for breeding the sheep and clean water filled with minerals ideal for rinsing of the wool.


Zegna, Loro Piana, Cerruti, Barbera: world’s best fabric makers are in Biella. These fabrics are ideal for the classic menswear industry.

It is not a coincidence that world fashion houses such as Ermenegildo Zegna, Loro Piana, Cerruti 1881, Vitale Barberis Canonico 1663, Carlo Barbera, have their headquarters in this area.

Today, all high-end fashion brands refer to Biella when looking for top-quality and innovative fabrics, leaving no doubt on where the capital of the world in the industry is.



Massimiliano Mattetti
Custom Clothier
Massimo Roma – Fine Italian Menswear

Italian Made to Measure Blog

Hello Gentlemen,

Style is not something that you can acquire overnight or that you can purchase at the store by spending big $$ with high priced items.

Style is something you incorporate into your every day life and is projected by what you wear. That is why they say that what you wear is who you are.

This blog has been created with the intent of sharing valuable information about formal menswear but also as a lounge for well-dressed gentlemen. Your opinion is valuable to all of us so feel free to jump in and say what you think!

Grazie e Arrivederci!