Sartorial details and the ability to skillfully blend classic lines with contemporary technology make the Terzilio Capsule an instant cult classic in the fall-winter collection. An ultrafine stretch wool outer shell combines with the breathable qualities of the inner membrane and heat-taped seams to achieve a wind and waterproof fabric with impeccable texture. Inside, warmth is combined with extreme garment lightness, thanks to innovative floating shield technology; a 90/10 duck down filling that provides insulation from the cold and maximum comfort while enhancing the straight, crease-free fit.
Terzilio comes from afar, rooted in a history of deep humanity that combines Italian savoir-faire, that by no means neglects the aesthetics and construction techniques of 70 years ago but rather revisits it in a techno key. It combines bonded seams and weather resistant fabrics with a heart-shaped gusset to maintain waterproof properties in the joists.
TERZILIO HI-TECH SPECIALIST
Terzilio was a young man who got his name due to the fact that he was the third of eight children. At the age of 22 he had left the Tuscan village of Volterra for war, without having any special skills. Five years later he returned, bringing home the right to the cross of knighthood of Vittorio Veneto and also a trade. Under the army he had become a specialist in electricity, the true hi-tech industry of the time. Electricity was an almost magical phenomenon, incomprehensible to most people. It arrived in Volterra after being produced with energy from the Larderello geysers and transported by a 30-km power line, the first power line in the world connected to a geothermal power plant. Back from the war, taking care of that line became Terzilio’s life.
It was a job for the few, in a technologically advanced field; a job that could not be completed at a desk. Terzilio had 30 kilometers of cables, lots of poles and long stretches of insulators to keep an eye on, planted up and down the rugged humps surrounding the Volterra hill. He patrolled that line on foot, back and forth, for miles and miles. Every day of the year, through all the seasons, in the scorching sun or amid the thunderstorms and blizzards that battered the ramparts and surroundings of Volterra, with one poet describing it as a city of wind and boulder. At the end of the day, when he would return home to Josephine, whom everyone called the Sixth because she was the sixth of six children, he would push the little black lever on the switch and turn on the electric bulb. By the still light of the incandescent bulb, he would slip off his boots and remove the waterproof coat that had defended him in the midst of the weather, which has become our inspiration today. Inside, we were struck by a detail, a cloth heart used as a patch to stop water seeping through the holes. Anyone would have chosen a round or rectangular shape but not Terzilio, who chose instead a heart, proving that design and creativity win even in functional choices.