The label originates from an experience that has roots in the principles of democratic, cross-border tailoring. It has developed in the Vicenza province, an area steeped in values and history, among the architectural oeuvres of Andrea Palladio, the workshops of goldsmiths and the distinctive taste of the Renaissance.
PAL ZILERI springs from an idea conceived by two entrepreneurs, Gianfranco Barizza and Aronne Miola, who in 1970 founded Forall Confezioni SpA, a firm centered on the Italian tradition and which, starting from its name – FOR ALL – emphasizes the attitude that was to leave a mark on its entire history.
Between the 80’s and 90’s, skilled craftsmanship, attention to detail and pride in its origins made PAL ZILERI a landmark in Italian fashion. Strategic distribution made PAL ZILERI well-known among discerning men worldwide. It was this international reputation that attracted it's current ownership structure. In 2014 Mayhoola for Investments, a Qatari investment company, acquired the majority stake in
PAL ZILERI while the remaining shares belong to Arafa for Investments and Consultancy – (Arafa Holding - AIVC), an Egyptian based public company.
The worth of each PAL ZILERI garment lies in its added value: a label that tells the story of a certain jacket or pair of trousers.
In addition to the multiple hours required to produce each garment, many different manufacturing steps may be involved, up to 180 for a sartorial jacket. A special label applied to the jacket interior has the name of the seamstress who, with infinite patience and skill, carried out the work. A further cause for pride lies in the fact that the garment is entirely produced in Italy, locally in the Quinto Vicentino manufacture or supported by a network of Italian craftsmen selected for their excellent workmanship.