Pietropaolo Cavaliere, for all Paolo, was born in 1948, in the province of Caserta, in full after the war. Italy was counting on the massive damage suffered. With constant difficulties, sacrifices and deprivations, but armed with infinite hope, his people began to rebuild high. Paul, began working at age 10, contributing to the country’s reconstruction, morale and material. Having to choose a craft, choose the craft: the SARTO
The renowned “Sartoriali” workshops in Naples, where with patience and passion a piece of cloth becomes a work of art, become its “School”. The mastery of the Neapolitan Sartoria inspires Paul more and more. Italy is on the rise for years. The Neapolitan Sartoria begins to impose itself, to make its way into the world. It is opposed to that English. Two different and decisive styles: the English with the classic and impeccable applomb; The Neapolitan one with soft line and the famous shirt sleeve, also called “MAPPINA”.
At the turn of the 60s and 70s, some historical tailors began to blend the manual art of sewing with more modern techniques. The awareness of creating a tailor-made product, but at the same time industrial, quickly allows its diffusion on a large scale.
ABLA was born, a brand still recognized throughout the world of men’s tailoring high fashion. Paolo worked at ABLA for about 25 years. In this context, he has the opportunity to interact with high-profile technicians: ENZO LEONARDI, ANTONIO FUSCO, NINO PECORARO AND THE SAME Commendatore BLASI, founder of the company of the same name.