Eidos Napoli is a blend of history, heritage, and heart, displaying the delicate relationship between patron and artisan: deeply personal yet also technically sound. With a commitment to the “Made in Italy” brand espoused by parent company and menswear mainstay Isaia, Eidos has added contemporary vision to old-world insight. Creative Director Antonio Ciongoli gave me a sneak peek at their Fall line and explained a bit of the design process and overall aesthetic of the brand. Of course, consistency is key. They’ve established a clear identity from it’s inception, developing vivid color stories with eccentric materials that blur the line between casual workwear and conventional business attire. His professional background in design at the likes of Ralph Lauren and Michael Bastian has allowed him to grow and apply that acumen to his own brand, weaving his personal taste and keen eye into the fabric that defines Eidos.
Along with the talents of Quinton Clemm, they’ve moved into Bloomingdale’s and specialty men’s shops such as Carson Street Clothiers, growing their market and following after building their reputation on impeccable fit ‘off-the-rack’. Family-owned production, many of which craftsman operate outside of their homes, and inspired design (the print of the purple scarf is an ode to the ceiling of the Duomo, the houndstooth jacket shows shades of Antonio Liverano) make for a household name. I’m looking forward to their Fall product line. The current Spring line, captured by the brilliant lens of Glen Allsop and featuring Zeph Colombatto, can be seen here.