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Our story

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The origins of Petronius 1926 are anchored in the concepts of elegance, tradition and craftsmanship. In the mid-1920s, a very determined Luigi Wollisch opened in Milan – in Via Rugabella – his first workshop where he began to produce high quality neckties made by hand. In the 1950s, the business moved to Palazzo Borromeo d’Adda in Via Manzoni, in the historical and artistic heart of Milan, where it remained for four decades. Today, the label’s tie-making atelier is still based in one of the Lombard capital’s thriving neighborhoods, maintaining a tradition set up by the company’s founder.

how is made

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The philosophy of Petronius 1926 revolves around one key principle: the necktie should be assembled with great care and passion. It is not merely an accessory but an essential component of a man’s wardrobe. Its purpose is to highlight the elegance of the wearer, allowing them to express their personality.


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The Petronius necktie collections are the result of careful research into colors and materials such as fine silks, wools, linens and cashmere. Each season includes more than 1,500 color varieties and top quality fabrics such as printed designs on the 36 or 50 ounce twill weave and their regimental and jacquard fabrics. Among the brand’s most renowned models is the seven- fold unlined tie with hand-sewn border in silk made from traditional looms. Their patterns are admired for their timeless style and elegance that helps to complete the modern gentleman’s wardrobe. In addition, they have an archive of vintage fabrics dating back to the 1930s that clients can consult if they wish to create a truly bespoke necktie. Since the family business first started nearly a century ago Petronius's goal has remained the same: to earn their client's trust by delivering an elegant, well-made necktie, one that is carefully assembled step by step by experienced hands. They value quality over quantity.