THE TABARRO

Although the origins of the word “Tabarro” are uncertain, it would appear to derive from the Late Latin “tabardus” or “tabardum”, meaning a cloak, garment or toga. The use of the term is particularly widespread in the Veneto region, often as another word for ‘cape’, reflecting the direct Venetian influence. The Tabarro is a kind of archaic cape: wide fitting, circular in shape and made from heavy fabric that is often waterproofed. It was worn long, coming to the calf, or short for riding on horseback and – later – bicycles. Available in dark colours, the Tabarro features a collar and a single fastening below the chin. It has a single seam at the back and was worn with one side tossed over the opposite shoulder to wrap it closed around the body. Each style has its own specific historical and geographic background, reflecting its ancient functional significance and recalling a universe abounding in cultural and ethnic symbols.

The Tabarro’s features:

Hard-wearing
Comfortable
Heat-regulating
Practical
Functional
Meticulous attention to detail
Numbered and labelled with the model name.