Americana Manhasset is proud to welcome Kiton, with the new boutique offering the brand's full line of menswear and womenswear. The Kiton brand was created in Arzano, near Naples, Italy, by Ciro Paone in 1968. The name derives from the word "chiton," the ceremonial tunic that the ancient Greeks used to wear to pray on the Olympus. The company was born from the love and passion for good clothing combined with the desire to create completely handmade garments. A needle and thread are the tools used by the skilled tailors as they create unique products unlivened by pure vicuna yarn, cashmere, wools, linens and precious silks. The starting point-- the fundamental requirement-- is the quality of the fabrics, and at Kiton, the innate knowledge of fabrics is the result of seven generations of experience. Dressing Kiton is a definite lifestyle, a symbol of timeless elegance. Each collection is a story of a style, a tale of quality.