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Up Close & Personal: Joe Rotolo


Luca Falcone Custom Clothiers on Magazine Street takes fashion to a whole new level.

While living and working overseas, local-born businessman Joe Rotolo was exposed to the luxury and comfort of a custom-tailored suit and never looked back. Although he worked as an international medical consultant, Rotolo took a leap in the opposite direction when he saw an opportunity in this niche market and followed his passion for well-tailored clothing.

Rotolo combined a version of his nickname, “Luke,” with his grandmother’s maiden name, “Falcone,” and Luca Falcone Custom Clothiers was born. Rotolo’s vision was to bring the European appreciation for tailored clothing to New Orleans and in March of 2012, he launched his first showroom inside Vernon Clothing Store on the corner of Josephine and Magazine Streets in the Lower Garden District.

Handmade, custom-tailored garments designed from elegant, Italian fabrics are offered to “free customers from the limitations of the rack.” Rotolo’s hand-picked staff of expert tailors can build any look desired for either men or women, from suits and shirts to belts, blazers and vests.

Rotolo is only 29, yet he’s already seeking to expand Luca Falcone into cities across the U.S. In fact, training and hiring has already begun for showrooms in Houston and Dallas, and planning is underway for a Miami location.

Rotolo is also planning to launch a new website this Spring. The current Luca Falcone database will be transferred to the new site, enabling returning customers to shop for new styles with their personal measurements at their fingertips. Additionally, there will be an online measuring tutorial for visitors who want a do-it-yourself approach, or tailors will be readily available to come to your home or office to take measurements at your convenience.

For more information, visit www.LFSuits.com