Our History, Passion & Vision
M. Bottiglieri was founded by Salvatore John Vitiello in mid-2012, when he began to conceptualize the brand and collection working with a small team between New York City and Rome. Immersing himself in his love for classic fashion, he attracted talented creative and technical designers sharing his passion for clean, timeless styles, and uncompromising standards for quality and materials.
Relationships were built with the highest-rated Italian fabric mills, American/NYC-based seamstresses, pattern makers and other skilled craftspeople, and among the best of New York City’s luxury apparel manufacturers. Salvatore visualized identifying the finest fabrics from among the best Italian mills and bringing them back for manufacturing in the USA.
Committed to using the best materials available and constructing each piece with artistry and detail in New York City, his dream of working together with a growing family of industry leaders, merchants and marketers to create beautiful clothing, ultimately has brought the M. Bottiglieri brand to life.
M. Bottiglieri was created out of Salvatore’s passion for living and engagingly positive approach to life, and his desire to inspire confidence.
The Founder’s Motivation and Vision
Salvatore was born Salvatore John Vitiello in Brooklyn NYC to first generation Italian heritage parents whose ancestries come from Naples and Calabria, Italy. He graduated from Georgetown University and then from Fordham Law School. He subsequently practiced law as a partner in major international law firms, such as Dorsey & Whitney,Kelley Drye & Warren and Heller Ehrman, representing entrepreneurs and new companies before leaving legal practice and pursuing his dream in fashion.
Salvatore sees fashion as the ideal medium to convey his personal vision and passion for life and its moments. His outlook was shaped in his early 20’s when he survived three heart surgeries and literally came back to life during two of those surgeries. Winning his medical battles freed him to honor life by living each moment with a childlike sense of glee and moment-to-moment living — his outlook and energy penetrate each person he encounters. M. Bottiglieri was created out of his passion for living and engagingly positive approach to life, and his desire to inspire confidence.