Salvatore Monetti (1920)
Eduardo Monetti (1890)
Eddy Monetti (1968)
The history of the label begins in Naples in 1887, where at No.50 Via Toledo, Eduardo Monetti opens a two-window shop dedicated exclusively to hats.
Prestigious clients include, amongst others, tenor Enrico Caruso who influences the fashion of his times with his style.
Eduardo hands over the business to his son, Salvatore, who runs it very successfully during the dark period of World War Two, managing swiftly to expand the premises and launch a wide range of ties, accessories and smoking jackets as an addition to hats.
A real breakthrough comes in 1960 when the company is handed over to Eddy.
Years of the economic boom, ‘la dolce vita’, the space race, the first heart transplant follow.
Eddy finds his inspiration everywhere and thanks to his talent and intuition, manages within a short period of time to expand the business in the city and open new shops in the most important streets of Rome and Milan.
The brand slowly begins to be recognized abroad thanks to the quality of the products and the eclecticism of its owner who in addition to being a designer, is also a journalist and a musician.
After its foundation almost 130 years ago, Eddy Monetti is still a family-run business with many boutiques around the world and a presence in some of the most important stores globally.
Assia, Sally and Stefania, now assisted by their children Roberta, Domenico, Iolanda as well as, most recently, the youngest son Eduardo, personally supervise the creation of the collections and the entire sales network.
Our main aim is to carry along the way paved by the ‘legendary’ Eddy offering goods which reflect his refined taste and unique style.
Sally, Rossella, Eddy e Assia Monetti (1990)
At eighteen, a great passion for music awoke in me an urge not to follow in the footsteps of my father. Today I’m happy. The patterns that may be created of five or six colours are endless, just like the melodies which can be composed from only seven notes
If you think you look elegant and therefore somebody notices you, you’re not smart at all.
Elegance sends a silent message; you feel it but don’t see it.
It’s a fusion between your skin and the clothes you wear, you should treasure with pride
I have always done my job with great passion and joy, investing plenty of time and energy, but it is only when you realize that a customer puts all his trust in you to take care of his look, you manage to circle the square; your work becomes your mission.