The roots of Altea lie deep in the elegance of late nineteenth century Milan, in the area between Via Verri and Via Montenapoleone, which later became one of the most important arteries in the geography of international fashion. Here in 1892 a sophisticated tie shop first opened its doors, and became a place frequented by the best clientele of the city. The distinguishing features of the Altea brand are a strong passion for colour, the use of personalised fabrics, meticulous attention to detail, and its reinterpretation of the sartorial codes. The pilot elements that have characterised the brand and accompanied its growth over the years are not only the careful selection of quality textiles, but also the use of these original Fifties designs, and the elegant combinations of colour tones that constantly succeed in ensuring that the result is refined and original. Two elements placed at the centre are design quality and attention to detail; each model is designed, structured, tested, and perfected many times over. The Altea product represents the meticulous, careful work that comes from a strong passion to achieve high-quality, sophisticated results.