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The Prize

The tailor’s touch can be seen in every detail. Practically all the steps involved in its creation and production are carried out by hand. The fabric is cut by expert hands, with great care taken to ensure that stripes and checks meet exactly when the pattern of the fabric requires it. Carefully selected fabrics range from top quality wool to prized cashmere, brilliant silk, fine cottons and linens. The jacket lining, the sewing of the neck, the making of the pockets, the rever, the armhole, the embroidery of the buttonholes, just to name a few, are strictly handmade details. The inside waistband of our trousers, the bartacks on belt-loops, the corners of front pockets, the back pockets and buttonholes are all hand-sewn, as dictated by the rules of long-established tailoring traditions. The inside of the jacket is lined with camel hair in the front and horsehair on the shoulders. Hand-stitched seams, with looser stitches than machine ones, give the garment a natural stretchiness that ensures greater comfort and elasticity. Authentic tradition of tailoring, true Italian-made fashion and a great focus on the materials used, along with typically understated taste, give the garment an absolutely exclusive and unique character.

The Cause

The Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem, known as Order of Malta, was founded in 1048 and made sovereign on February 15, 1113 by Pope Pasquale II. It is the oldest Catholic religious order.
Today the Order of Malta is a recognized subject of international law that maintains bilateral diplomatic relations with 107 countries. It organises with its
doctors, nurses and volunteers charitable and welfare initiatives all over the world and enjoys a special status as an observer at the United Nations. It maintains moreover international collaborative relationships with over 50 countries and organises various humanitarian activities, especially in countries hit by serious crises.
It qualifies as a Sovereign State and being recognized by the Italian State, holds its headquarters, the Magistral Palace and the Villa of Santa Maria del Priorato on the Aventine in Rome, Its motto is tuitio fidei et obsequium pauperum, which means today that nourishes, protects and defends
faith by serving the poor and the sick without any distinction of race or religion. The proceeds of this sale will be donated to assist the Order of Malta and in particular to support the San Giovanni Battista alla Magliana Hospital in Rome, owned by the Order itself that specializes in neuro rehabilitation.

Additional Details

  • Cannot be transferred.
  • To be scheduled at a mutually agreeable date.
  • Blackout dates may apply.
  • Travel and accommodation not included.
  • Winning bidder may be subject to a background check.
  • To occur within one year from the close of the auction.
  • We expect all winning bidders and guests to conduct themselves appropriately and be polite and respectful at all times.
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