Italians Nino Corvato, Joe Centofanti and Checchino Fonticoli are grasp tailors who’ve spent a lifetime perfecting the abilities essential to assemble flawless custom-made fits for his or her shoppers in New York City, Philadelphia and Penne, Italy, an enchanting course of damaged down step-by-step in Men of the Cloth. Now in the twilight of their profession, they concern that their Old World data will vanish with them. Enter Joe Genuardi, a tailoring apprentice who displays the resurgence of well-liked curiosity in artisanal craftsmanship as a substitute for company mass manufacturing, offering hope for the future of this craft.
Men of the Cloth is structured like a triptych: every character’s story offers us an perception into the previous, current, and future of their craft. We see the intimate reference to their instruments and the tactile nature of their commerce as they work in studied focus: stitching, urgent, slicing, marking, and pinning. The whir of the stitching machine, the clank of the steam iron, and the sharp slicing of the tailor’s scissors create an aural symphony. These artisans cherish their interactions with their shoppers. And as they go about their day by day duties, they share observations which might be, by turns, nostalgic, poignant and humorous.
Men of the Cloth unravels the thriller of the tailor’s artistry, and the way he fashions a garment in such a manner that it strikes and breathes with the one who’s carrying it. Filmed over the course of eleven years in New York, Philadelphia, and Italy, Men of the Cloth is a meditation on the worth of handmade clothes.


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