Luigi Borrelli is an Italian label, which was established by Luigi Borrelli in 1957. Luigi Borrelli shirts are produced in Italy. They usually feature gussets, single-needle stitching, mother-of-pearl buttons (shanked; MOP comes from Australia; crow-foot stitching), non-split yokes, fused collars, removable collar stays. Top button is usually smaller than other buttons.
Royal collection shirts have hand-stitched gussets, armholes, collars, shoulders, plackets; handsewn buttons, bar tacks (travetti) and buttonholes (= 8 hand passages). Mainline shirts usually have hand-stitched armholes, shoulders, collars, gussets, handsewn buttons and bar tacks (= 6 hand passages). Some Luigi Borrelli shirts do not feature any hand stitching. The quality of Luigi Borrelli hand stitching varies; sometimes it’s not impressive at all. Sleeves are sewn on at the end of the manufacturing process (some exception might exist).
Luigi Borrelli uses 100% cotton, 100% linen and linen+cotton fabrics. The range of patterns is quite wide: checks (tattersall, plaid, gingham), houndstooth, stripes (bengal, hairstripes, multicolour stipes), small fancy patterns, floral patterns, solid colours. Colours and shades: purple, blue, white, pink, navy, orange, green, grey, beige, mint, etc. Weaves: oxford, poplin, twill. Collars: cutaway, semi-spread, spread, button-down (fused), wing, Kent. Button cuffs (rounded, mitred), French cuffs. Sizes: 14 – 18.5 in. (= 36 – 47 cm). Regular fit, slim fit, extra slim fit.
You can buy Luigi Borrelli shirts at LuigiBorrelliShop.com, MassaBoutique.eu, FarFetch.com, ShopTheFinest.com. Prices start at 215 EUR (incl. VAT / Royal collection: 300 EUR, incl. VAT) or 99 USD (outlet prices; no VAT, ShopTheFinest.com). Sometimes Luigi Borrelli shirts are available on sales (discounts up to 50%).