LUIGI E GUIDO TESI
History intertwines with Italian artisanship, which creates exclusive hats that are appreciated worldwide. This, in short, is the prologue to the story of the Tesi company, a prestigious Florentine hat manufacturer whose origins date back to the mid-1800s. From a small workshop specialized in the trade and production of straw braids and hats to an internationally established company that produces for both fashion brands as well as its own label. The rise of the Tesi company has been as constant as it is fascinating and has survived economic booms, wars, modernity and dramatic changes. Building on its long-standing tradition, Tesi is a modern company capable of processing every type of material to make hat collections for men, women and children.
Its production is rich in expertise, steeped in the traditional artisan heritage of the Florence area in an ongoing quest to combine tradition and trends, without forgoing attention to detail and fashion. The models are all designed in-house, studying the latest style, colour, and material trends. In addition to traditional men’s classic and “All time favourite” styles on the market, the company supports ongoing research and application of continuously updated new models and styles that strive to capture the latest trends. Likewise, in the male sector, the company’s famous Panama hats best extol the interpretive skills of its artisans, combined with exotic materials in a wealth of fibres, patterns and colours that are superbly interpreted according to a sensitivity typical of the Tesi company. The women’s lines are certainly more creative: every collection is a surprise, where the Tesi brand designers indulge in the search for increasingly ambitious and fun shapes and trimmings. Tesi hats are distributed worldwide; the United States and Japan are the leading markets for the company.