Perhaps no other job like that of a tailor has changed so little over the centuries… tailor has always used few, simple tools: meter, scissors, needle and thread until the 19th century, when sewing machines diffuse.

That must be why hard work, ability, passion, patience, experience and time count so much: a tailored jacket, cut and sewn at the tailor’s shop, needs almost 250 different operations, many of which handmade. A skilful, traditional series of gestures requiring at least 30 hours of work.

Sartoria Silvio Zanella opens its door; enter and discover our most important tool: our hands .

1 – inspecting of fabric

2 – drawing of carton pattern from a sketch

3 – individual carton patterns

4 – hand marking

5 – hand marking

6 – hand marking

7 – computer aided design (c.a.d.)

8 – cutting of fabric by scissors

9 – cutting of fabric by cutter

10 – first checking of measures

11 – sewing of front darts

12 – pressing of front darts

13 – marking of pockets

14 – matching of fabric and canvas by sewing machine

15 – hand matching of fabric and canvas

16 – matching of fabric and canvas by Strobel machine

17 – marking of lapel

18 – trimming of canvas

19 – pressing of front

20 – matching of facing and front

21 – pressing of front edge

22 – sewing of shoulders

23 – sewing of shoulders

24 – pressing of back and sides

25 – sewing of collar

26 – intermediate checking of measures

27 – sewing of shoulder pads

28 – trimming of shoulder pads on armhole

29 – sewing of sleeves

30 – sewing of sleeves

31 – checking of seam sleeves

32 – hand finishing, undercollar

33 – hand finishing, inside seams

34 – hand finishing, sleeve end

35 – hand finishing, embroidery of name

36 – hand finishing, button holes

37 – hand finishing, sewing of buttons

38 – hand finishing, arm holes

39 – sewing of label

40 – final checking