Founded in 2013
Although forming the label only recently in 2013, founder Simon Cato spent years behind the scenes before the genesis of O.Ballou, aligning the brand with the oldest and most respected production facilities in Italy. The balance of traditional hand-tailoring and advanced garment techniques inform the core principles of O.Ballou. This notion of balance also plays a key role in their identity, where aesthetic is influenced by the juxtaposing forces of Italy's grittier, street sensibilities and the high level of sophistication that surrounds places like Sicily and Naples. Expert craftspeople, superior construction complemented by the use of high grade materials such as full grain leathers, fine wools, cashmere, silk and organic cotton.