Roman dandies flock to this Sartoria per Ecclesiastici in search of knee-high socks in cardinal red, bishop purple, or sober black; the fine-knits make them perfect for wearing under Gucci loafers. Rumor has it that a leading fashion designer or two has also been seen in the shop, buying up metres of clerical brocade and silk damask, too. Cufflinks and gloves are among a selection of ecclesiastic accessories that are popular with fashion-forward types. The tiny boutique in Old Rome has been an official tailor of papal cossacks since 1792.
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