In the early sixties Italo Ferretti leaves his native Silvi, in Abruzzo, to move to Milan, where he works in a pharmaceutical company first and then in the transport company of his uncle. The mandatory military service, however, brings him back in Silvi Marina, a few years later. He Became a sales manager for Abruzzo, Molise and Marche of firm Lebole and immediately realized the huge demand for ties in the textile market and local manufacturing industry rather lacking in this area. He started to buy their own ties in Como, that he will resell to its delivery organization for middle Italy. It was an instant success, so much that he decided to start his first business by creating a small workshop in his hometown, where the Company is still located.
The first successess in fashion and luxury He began to study deeply the product and taking part in professional modeling courses. Thanks to the skills acquired, to several analysis of competitors and to his great creativity, Italo Ferretti started a successful and high level activity in the field of fashion and luxury. His first exclusive collection goes to 1977/78, years in which George Lucas produced the movie Star Wars. Italo Ferretti, thanks to his genius, created a line of ties inspired by the famous film, immediately achieving a great success. In that period, the ultimate tie was made in Milan. His challenge was to launch a product entirely designed and manufactured in his city: Italo Ferretti’s tie is a made in Silvi product.
The success came thanks to his desire to leave the limits of the country: the starting point was Canada, where he immediately achieved a great success becoming soon his most important market. From there its easy expansion in the U.S. arrived. American market still remains the one where its brand is among the best known and appreciated. His desire to innovate the product, led him to study new methods of creation and production, which guarantees the highest quality to customers. Today Italo Ferretti can boast 8 patents that make our product unique, with a standard of quality among the highest in the world. Each tie that we realize is a unique piece, starting from the study of the model, the refining the silk, the creation of the decorations, the numbering of each piece, up to the luxury packaging. “But what is luxury in fashion? It is the ability to merge the ideas and experiences in touch with the most important characters of the retail world, the buyers, who are, in my opinion, the real stars of the textile market. This allowed our brand to create an exclusive, unique and highly refined product”. These are the words of Italo Ferretti, which clearly summarize his brand’s essence. Customer can claim a luxury item, which we presume to define unique, both for production and service applications.
Abruzzo, a region of great sartorial tradition in the heart of Italy, is our land. We are proud to bring all over the world the great craftmanship Made in Silvi, the city where our company was founded and in which, year after year, for two generations, has grown and strengthened. We are very proud of our roots, of belonging to the place called, rightly in our view, “the pearl of the Adriatic”. The strong and gentle nature of Abruzzo has always inspired our work. The sea of our city, the beach with white, almost silvery sand, inspire and enrich us every day. The warm and welcoming hospitality typical of people of Abruzzo, is renewed in our approach to contact with customers.
Easy Tie from Italo Ferretti. Masterpieces of style and genius Made in Silvi. Italo Ferretti boasts 8 international patents, which make each product unique and exclusive with quality standards that are among the highest in the world.
The reinforcement applied to the tail, made of the same fabric of the tie, the three additional sewings and the double flaps make the tail much more heavy and solid. Thanks to this particular patent, ties are much more balanced and stable.
Thanks to the invention of the sewing crease, Italo Ferretti was able to solve the problem of ”overlapping” of the fabric of the tie that is usually created at the collar. Thanks to this particular process, the fabric remains perfectly neat and smooth under the collar and also the knot’s capacity is favored.
All the ties created by Italo Ferretti are further enhanced by a special tie holder called “navetta”, a simple and ingenious accessory that helps keeping the tie in its proper position. An effective and smart alternative to the tie clip.
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The finest and high-performance fabrics forged by skilled hands, strong and gentle as people of Abruzzo, become masterpieces of timeless style. Join our Made in Silvi creations.
The beating heart of our production, the dominant feature of our history. Ferretti ties are conceived as real pieces of art, starting from a sketch drawn by hand in hundreds of colors combinations. Our fabrics have got the perfection that only hand printing can give. The dyed yarns are twisted by special tambours, that can protect and enhance the best silks, perfect combination of softness and strength. Silk, plissé, patchwork fabrics, woven texture and more are the raw material from which we use to create with love and dedication our masterpieces of timeless style.
Tradition welcomes innovation, combining style and elegance in search of innovative fabrics and original combinations. This is how plissé silk jackets revisited with an eye to fashion arise, through the combination with leather and innovative fabrics. Originality, personality, strength and innovation become the new variation of the unmistakable and everlasting style of Ferretti’s creations.
Egyptian cottons and fine silks. The most precious and sophisticated fabrics take on a new life, thanks to skilled and loving hands. Collars, cuffs, bodies, racks, pockets are cut and sewn by hand and individually by master tailors and artisans, who create with great ability no more than 12 pieces a day. Twelve stitches per centimeter, and combinations of details characterized by millimetric accuracy, that only the high craftsmanship of Ferretti can offer.
Bow ties, cummerbunds, pochettes in different designs and color combinations. Scarves wrapped with the most noble cashmere, silk foulards, a precious and refined fragrance. As in the best tradition of Made in Italy, quality, attention to details and craftsmanship can create real masterpieces of timeless style.
Abruzzo, a region of great sartorial tradition in the heart of Italy, is our land. We are proud to bring all over the world the great craftmanship Made in Silvi, the city where our company was founded and in which, year after year, for two generations, has grown and strengthened. We are very proud of our roots, of belonging to the place called, rightly in our view, “the pearl of the Adriatic”.
The strong and gentle nature of Abruzzo has always inspired our work. The sea of our city, the beach with white, almost silvery sand, inspire and enrich us every day. The warm and welcoming hospitality typical of people of Abruzzo, is renewed in our approach to contact with customers.