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One day in 1946, in those hectic months after WWII, in a quiet  courtyard at 61A of Via Condotti,  Guglielmo Battistoni founded his  original shirt boutique. He was first and foremost a shirt  maker, with that hint of the obsessive touch which marks the true artist. Since then, the name Battistoni has always been associated with  extreme elegance and high-end Italian craftsmanship, defining an international – yet exclusive – standard for timeless taste. The shop was designed by Minciaroni and Mariani, two architects capable of matching technical installations and furnishing with a sensibility apt to supply subtle self-deceptions on the consciousness of one own’s human body. Shortly afterwards, Battistoni made  of that first shop – and of a second one opened nearby – the standard  for exquisite taste, contaminating his neighbours, and effortlessly  prevailing on all Via Condotti. From  then on, that small atelier was destined to become a much sought  after club for monarchs past and  present, for magnates of industry  and finance, for aristocrats, actors  and for a certain elitist and understated Cafe’ Society. One would not be mistaken when stating that Guglielmo Battistoni was somewhat ‘the inventor’ of Via Condotti.


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