Our History

“Fashion passes, style remains” (Coco Chanel)

Passion and inspiration

Dalcuore, the Neapolitan tailor’s shop, was born thanks to the inspiration of its founder, Luigi Dalcuore. Luigi started to become keen on handmade tailoring in 1966, when he decided to work as a voluntary apprentice for Del Duca, the well-known Neapolitan tailor’s shop.

He went on serving as an apprentice dividing his time between his aunt’s dressmaker’s shop – where he helped with the confection of dresses – and the nearby tailor’s shop, where he learned the tricks of the Neapolitan style.

Europe and Naples

His vocation for handmade tailoring was as intense as his wish to know the world. Therefore, at the age of 16, he left for Germany and, after spending six years travelling around Europe, he came back to Naples where he could set up his own business right away.

At the age of 26, he opened his first shop, on Via Cervantes. His talent, the unique style of his outerwear combined with the strategic position of his shop, in the district which was the core of the city of Naples bustling with offices and white collars, made his first Neapolitan tailor’s shop quite successful.

The success of a unique style

In the 80s, a radical change occurred. He opened his atelier on via Duomo: 150 square meters, 17 employees and tens of customers celebrating each week the economic boom with the contribution of the distinctive style and refined quality of handmade tailored suits designed by Dalcuore.

Over the years, Dalcuore tailor’s shop has often changed the location of its Neapolitan atelier, even though it has always been located on the most prestigious streets of the city centre, from Piazza Vittoria to Via Dei Mille and Palazzo San Teodoro, on the Riviera di Chiaia, until its present workshop which is located at Via F.Caracciolo 17.