About Us


Naples, 1957.

The Naples of the Coffee, the Naples of the Vesuvius, The Naples of Sartorial tradition... The Naples where Vanacore - the Shirt, the one with a capital S - is born.


The shirts are made with up to nine hand passages, which represent the moment when the human hand replaces the machine; the armholes, the neck, the fourth shoulder, the mouche, the joist, the buttonhole, the button, the "cannoncino" and the cuff. All without ever forgetting the special attention to style, classic and modern at the same time; Vanacore also stands out for this; for its natural ability to reconcile, within the same wardrobe, the finest of the poplin with a denim, a jacquard with a chambrai or with a linen.

Vanacore loves traditions, Italian style and a balanced lifestyle. Our collections are the synthesis between all this and a careful study of the most current and refined trends. The focus is on research and production of a top quality garment at a price that maximizes its value. Vanacore represents the elegant man's shirt, which can be worn at all times of the day, with a classic and formal style.

The top of the range for those who do not accept compromises in terms of class and trend. Vanacore, while referring to the best Italian sartorial tradition, has an eye always attentive to fashion news and trends.

Innovation, quality, service: these are the fundamental values of the Vanacore philosophy, strengthened by its history and all-Italian tradition. Vanacore has maintained and enhanced over time a unique style, an expression of Italian excellence, which translates into the accuracy of production and continuous research into details.

We offer a limited selection of our collections online at the moment.


The story of the Shirts

The shirt, the basic garment for both male and female clothing, has existed, in various forms, for thousands of years, in all cultures. In its simplest and most primitive form it is formed by two rectangular fabric sheets sewn together laterally and on the shoulders. Often lacking sleeves and collar, it served as a petticoat, like the interior tunic, in natural linen or cotton, which appeared in Rome in the early years of the third century AD.

In Europe it is documented until year 1000 as a "below" garment, therefore normally hidden, having an essential T-shaped structure, with the sleeves cut in a single piece with the shirt, up to half of the forearm.

The Crusaders subsequently imported the camis from the East, used by the Persians, which suggested the definitive structure of the shirt with the sleeves cut separately, sewn to the body along the sides and with a round neckline open to the chest.