Mantua, the place where it all began
Corneliani was founded in Mantua in the 1930s thanks to the visionary entrepreneurial spirit of Alfredo Corneliani, one of the Italian pioneers of men’s fashion, who began to produce handcrafted raincoats and outerwear, quickly gaining widespread acclaim. Production was then interrupted due to the Second World War and it was his sons, Claudio and Carlalberto, who founded Corneliani Spa in 1958, giving it a scope and identity that would distinguish it over the years as an outstanding Italian company and international benchmark in the menswear sector.
The period from the 1970s to 2010 saw the brand establish itself in a larger production facility (1974), open its own office in the United States (1985) and receive important awards: the Leonardo Quality Award conferred by the President of the Republic (2005); the exhibition in Florence and the monograph for the 50th anniversary celebration (2008) and the participation at Pitti Uomo as a special guest (2010).
In 2016, Investcorp, a private equity firm with more than 30 years of successful investments in high-potential companies, acquired the majority of the capital with the aim of continuing and accelerating the brand’s international development.
At Corneliani we possess an exclusive style and a unique, innate sensitivity to Italian refinement and elegance that stems from our origins, our sartorial know-how and, above all, our roots: Mantua.
Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mantua is a rich and multifaceted location in the artistic and cultural heart of Italy, which enjoyed its greatest splendour during the Renaissance, under the rule of the Gonzaga family, undoubtedly influencing the taste and style of the brand, which is strongly rooted in the territory.
Through the best of Italian craftsmanship and savoir-faire, we tirelessly promote our passion for beauty, dressing men around the world with style and an extremely natural look.
The Mantua factory is still the company’s creative hub, where design and research are combined in the production of garments and accessories, from ready-to-wear to made-to-measure, making Corneliani synonymous with Italian refinement and elegance beyond national borders.
At Corneliani, over time, we have developed and treasured a legacy that combines passion and fine craftsmanship. Thanks to our values and natural inclination for excellence, we remain true to ourselves, upholding the best of Italian elegance and thereby standing the test of time and fashion.
Discover Corneliani suits and jackets
Minimal elegance, sophisticated materials and impeccable fits. Suits and jackets are sartorial classics with relaxed tailoring and construction. From single-breasted and double-breasted jackets to elegant suits for a sophisticated daily look, Made in Italy is robustly, yet fluidly expressed in the Spring Summer 2022 collection.