Archetipi line was born on 1985. Beside the continuous evolution of its products, some items remain unaltered and are thus named “Archetipi” (i.e. “archetypes”): the materials and handmade processes will remain unchanged until 2008.
In 2008, Fly3, thanks to Hi-Tex® technology, redesigns Archetipi line to let it be
ligher, reversible, seamless and 2 shade.


TAMATA WHITELYTAMATA CARDIGAN WHITELYJ CLASS PULLOVER WHITELYJ CLASS ROUND NECK WHITELY
CAMOGLI WHITELYSHAMROCKWEATHERLY ROUND NECKWEATHERLY FULL ZIP
PILARSLOCUMLIPTONMONTGOMERYFASTNET
TAMATA WHITELY
Special rib knitting Fly3 made of extrafine merinos wool . Realized with Hi-tex seamless and reversible technology. Slim-comfort fit with shoulder pleats. Whitely: refined suggestion of a whitely color and the elegance of the one-color garment.
WHY TAMATA
In 1968, Moitessier, aboard the Joshua, departed for the first non-stop regatta around the world. He was comfortably in front of the pack and the sure winner he abandoned the race and continued to sail through the South Seas. Using a slingshot, he shot a message for the Sunday Times which read: ‘I am going to continue on toward the island of the Pacific without landing because I am happy in the sea and, perhaps, to save my soul’. It is reason why the Polynesian nicknamed him ‘Tamata’, which in their language means ‘to try’.
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2S 2Shades
MW Machine Washable
TAMATA WHITELY CARDIGAN
Special rib knitting Fly3 made of extrafine merinos wool . Realized with Hi-tex seamless technology. Slim-comfort fit with shoulder pleats. Whitely: on-the-sea-gone-through effect.
WHY TAMATA
In 1968, Moitessier, aboard the Joshua, departed for the first non-stop regatta around the world. He was comfortably in front of the pack and the sure winner he abandoned the race and continued to sail through the South Seas. Using a slingshot, he shot a message for the Sunday Times which read: ‘I am going to continue on toward the island of the Pacific without landing because I am happy in the sea and, perhaps, to save my soul’. It is reason why the Polynesian nicknamed him ‘Tamata’, which in their language means ‘to try’.
H Hi-text
R Reversible
2S 2Shades
MW Machine Washable
J CLASS PULLOVER WHITELY
Sella armhole pullover. Hi-tex seamless plain knitted made of 100% extrafine merinos wool or 100% cashmere, with motive on the sleeves and sides. Whitely: refined suggestion of a whitely color and the elegance of the one-color garment.
WHY J-CLASS
In 1920, in order to put a stop to the gigantism of hulls, the New York Yacht Club (N.Y.Y.C.) decided to do something about the tonnage rules in the American Cup, assigning a letter of the alphabet, in progression, to each new Class. In 1930, the N.Y.Y.C. decided that the regattas would be contended for with the J Class, new boats with a lenght on the waterline of between 76 and 87 feet, built, for the first time, according to Lloyds standards. The first one of these to be launched was Shamrock V which, along with others, is still sailing around Newport bay today.
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R Reversible
2S 2Shades
MW Machine Washable
J CLASS ROUND NECK WHITELY
Sella armhole roundneck. Hi-tex seamless plain knitted made of 100% extrafine merinos wool or 100% cashmere, with motive on the sleeves and sides. Whitely: refined suggestion of a whitely color and the elegance of the one-color garment.
WHY J-CLASS
In 1920, in order to put a stop to the gigantism of hulls, the New York Yacht Club (N.Y.Y.C.) decided to do something about the tonnage rules in the American Cup, assigning a letter of the alphabet, in progression, to each new Class. In 1930, the N.Y.Y.C. decided that the regattas would be contended for with the J Class, new boats with a lenght on the waterline of between 76 and 87 feet, built, for the first time, according to Lloyds standards. The first one of these to be launched was Shamrock V which, along with others, is still sailing around Newport bay today.
H Hi-text
R Reversible
2S 2Shades
MW Machine Washable
CAMOGLI WHITELY
Purl and plain round-neck realized with Hi-tex seamless and reversible technology, made of 100% extrafine merinos wool with motive on the sleeves and sides. Whitely: refined suggestion of a whitely color and the elegance of the one-color garment.
WHY CAMOGLI
A new concept of knitwear inspired by people who enjoy living the sea, but that was born through love and ability of whom dedicated their whole life only looking at the it, as the Liguria wives of Camogli fishermen that inspired also the name of the small evocative location in Liguria Riviera. These careful and observer wives knew very well sea life through the faces, the hands and the bodies of their husbands marked by wind and sun. They even took care of their clothes working the traditional links - knitted sweaters to make more comfortable boat life.
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R Reversible
2S 2Shades
MW Machine Washable
SHAMROCK
Softly ( bamboo-cashmere-cotton) yarns, made with particular plush knitting. Light and soft with stretch flounce and cuffs. Extremely resistant seams, Y undersleeve for a better fit. Twice dying mélange effect.
WHY SHAMROCK
In 1929, SlrThomas Lipton, for the fifth time, decided to challenge for the Amenca’s Cup constructing Shamrock V. The sailtng boat was realized using steel ond mahogan and today it remains the unlque J-Class with such features. Restored, it was presented by Lipton Tea Company lO The Museum of Yachting of Newport and it is possible to still meet today in the most fascinating Mediterranean resort
MW Machine Washable
WEATHERLY ROUND NECK
Round-neck. Weatherproof. Wool holding out inclement weather/comfortable cotton. For outdoor. Special Fly3 rib knitted. Hi-tex seamless and reversible technology.
WHY WEATHERLY
WEATHERLY-US17 (1962) is the only boat in history to have won the Cup with simple innovations: Philippe Rhodes redesigned the hull and lightened it by assembling natural materials (steel and mahogany). As much as natural were the clothing materials (wool and cotton) which, along with the hull, maintained elegant lines and classic colours without unattractive writing, thereby expressing simple understated luxury.
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R Reversible
MW Machine Washable
WEATHERLY FULL ZIP
Full-zip. Weatherproof. Wool holding out inclement weather/comfortable cotton. For outdoor. Special Fly3 rib knitted. Hi-tex seamless and reversible technology.
WHY WEATHERLY
WEATHERLY-US17 (1962) is the only boat in history to have won the Cup with simple innovations: Philippe Rhodes redesigned the hull and lightened it by assembling natural materials (steel and mahogany). As much as natural were the clothing materials (wool and cotton) which, along with the hull, maintained elegant lines and classic colours without unattractive writing, thereby expressing simple understated luxury.
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R Reversible
MW Machine Washable
PILAR
Yarns of bouclé wool and Softly (bamboo-cashmere-cotton). Weaved with Hi-tex seamless rib knitting. Special workings in the collar to give a 'Hemingway'. Effect and washings to give 'Spongy' effect.
WHY PILAR
'The Old Man and the Sea', considered to be his masterpiece, was inspired by ‘Pilar’ a marlin fishing boat where he staged a bookrest to write. In one of his fishing, he met an old fisherman in a shabby boat. The writer let him get on board of the Pilar to listen the story of a huge marlin catching alone. He defined him a loser but clear and tenacious.
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MW Machine Washable
SLOCUM
Realized with superwash weatherproof wool. With shoulder pleats, collar and flap with double link attachamen, become a cloth.
WHY SLOCUM
Slocum is considered the first sailor of the modern era. In a period where the commercial navigation was moving from sails to motors, Slocum, out of pure passion, built a boat with his own hands, christening it ‘Spray’. He left Boston in April 1895 aboard his vessel, passed through the Strait of Magellan and returned in June of 1898 to Newport...
MW Machine Washable
LIPTON
Tailored collar, shoulders and armholes. Lining in quilt-stitched by hand with a silicone fill. Horn buttons.
WHY LIPTON
Born in poverty, Thomas Lipton became the ‘King of the Tea’ at a very early age, capitalizing his insight of the importance of advertising in trade. For this very same reason, he accepted the invitation from the Prince of Wales to take up the challenge of winning the America’s Cup. His Shamrocks partecipated in five races and raised him to a celebrity status, but they never succeeded in winning the cup...
MONTGOMERY
Pure vergin wool fabric with two differents weaves . A half twill on the face and a striped cloth on the back to give it a soft hand despite the 800 grams/linear metre of fabric.
WHY MONTGOMERY
Even if he was the Commander of the Eighth Army in Africa and the organizer, with the general Eisenhower, of the Battle of Normandy, Montgomery is above all reminded for the garment became his homonym which has been ispired by Lammy, item of clothing of hard times which was part of the deck uniform of the seamen in the Cornwall.
FASTNET
Polyester-cotton 'Flytex' fabric that imitates the natural functions of the skin: it breathes while remaining waterproof. The Y armholes are patterned after the slickers worn by the British Coast Guard. This jacket sets itself apart for the softness of the down and the nylon. Collar lined with shammy leather. Machine washable.
WHY FASTNET
A rock on Irish waters used as a buoy in the Fastnet Race, which is considered the most challenging oceanic regata in the world. The race has been run since 1925 and is open to any type of boats. Since 1957 has become the most important race in the Admiral Cup.
MW Machine Washable
Hi-Tex



Fly3, respecting its philosophy, “nothing can reach perfection when there is nothing that can be added to it but only when there is nothing to be taken away..” eliminates even the seams thanks to Weatherly patent.

Reversible



Fly3 knit thanks to REVERSIBLE has 2 souls. The same knit can be used in the office or in the weekend, be waterproof for outdoor use or in comfort cotton for indoor use.

2Shade



Whitely: a special whitening process inspired by the effects of sea-induced wear and tear. Fly3 updates that special vintage charm thanks to the exclusive manual piece-dyeing that reproduces the genuine beauty of a weathered garment. The end result is achieved by dosing the color intensity without prejudice to the integrity of the fiber. In Hi-tex sweaters, this feature appears only on one side, while the other side is full-color.

B-color: evolution of Whitely, the "whitened effect conting by the sea" on one side and plain color on the other, become authentic bicolor.

Seaside: indigo, one of the most ancient natural dyes that has been used for 4000 years is revived thanks to SEASIDE. This special dying treatment leaves the blue of the sea on one side of the garment...

Machine Washable



In 1983 the Pure Virgin Wool Secretariat grants Fly3 the award for best manufacturer of superwash yarns: from this moment on, each Fly3 item - whether sweater, cap or shoe - becomes machine washable.