Kiton is an Italian fashion house founded by Ciro Paone in Naples in 1968. It is now one of the leading international companies operating in the luxury goods sector, and is renowned for its bespoke service (creating a tailored suit which is hand cut and basted) and ready-to-wear men and women’s garments for the tailored collections. The company philosophy celebrates the paramount importance of high quality: “the best of the best +1” represents the motto that accompanies the company throughout the world. The name Kiton derives from "chiton", the ceremonial tunic worn by the ancient Greeks to pray to the gods of Olympus. As the upholder of timeless elegance, Kiton is a byword for excellence due to the care and passion which lie behind the creation of all its garments, each of which is handmade. The needle and thread are the tools used by Kiton tailors who skilfully create unique products enhanced by the highest quality fabrics, such as yarns of pure vicuña, cashmere, precious wools and silks. The world of Kiton rests on a twofold aim: to draw on the strong points of the hallowed tradition of Neapolitan tailoring, with a vision that is open to the world and to focus on the future. The constant innovation in terms of style, fabrics, manufacturing processes and company organisation and in the training of future tailors (Kiton School of Advanced Tailoring) all contribute to making Kiton a unique company. With five company-owned manufacturing sites, all situated in Italy, and about 800 employees, of whom over half are artisans, Kiton has managed to expand at a constant rate, consolidating its presence by selling its products in 73 countries, with over 50 monobrand stores.