Michele Savoia brings a couple decades of costume, interior and clothing design under one roof at the House of Savoia, his new full-service clothing salon on the Lower East Side. Outfitted with a billiard table, exotic animal hides, vintage fashion memorabilia and a bar of fine cognacs, House of Savoia is an old school gentlemen’s store with modern flair.
Trained by several big name fashion designers — and his grandfather, a Sicilian tailor — Savoia has a snazzy ready-to-wear men’s line of dress shirts, suits, trousers, coats and ties as well as accessories like gloves, hats, scarves and cufflinks. But his main bag is bespoke. Savoia creates made-to-measure duds for a roster of clients ranging from Wall Street traders to mega rockstars. Sharp-dressed men who want a dash of brio — or some major bravado — in their wardrobes.
While his signature ’30s style may have earned him a reputation as the zoot-suit king, Savoia encourages clients to consider their own inspirations. There are consultations, an extensive research library, and store manager Pistol Pete to guide you toward a look that’s authentic and personal. For special clients visiting from out of town, there’s also a private hotel suite in the back equipped with an entertainment room and office to T.C.B. while in N.Y.C.
The House of Savoia keeps alive the tradition of fine Italian craftsmanship — and keeps it mad cool. We love the unique apparel — and an appointment for a special piece by Savoia could make a great gift.