Style Profile...Dario Spadea Pandolfi, Milan
Dario Spadea Pandolfi
Cesare Attolini Executive
Best Sartorial advice from your parents?
My grand father and my father says always: “The elegance is something that must be whispered and not shouted…”
If in the past, men like Duke of Windsor, Cary Grant, Fred Astaire, the Kennedy or Giovanni Agnelli set the trands in matter of elegance. The trendsetters of today are the international designers and young actors and artists. Think about the architect Rem Koolhaas, or Jeremy Irons, mixed with the street rappers. Many of them are propositional toward a new and intelligent way of dressing that needs to be elaborated and customized in the details…and go on, the new dandy people like Manfredi Della Gherardesca or the young generation from good and noble family like Raphael Abascal Medina Duke of Feria who has attitude and elegance since they were born…or people from fashion system like Mario Sorrenti.
Describe your personal style
Shirts: Cesare Attolini
Polo shirts: Lacoste
Knitwear: Cashmere made in Scotland
Denim jeans: Levi’s 501 col. White or denim.
Jacket: Cesare Attolini
Suit: Cesare Attolini
Watches: Omega or Swatch
Umbrella: Mario Talarico - Napoli
Gloves: Mario Portolano - Napoli
Shoes: Churc’s, John Lobb, Alden, Car shoes
Fashion shoes: YSL
Sport shoes: New Balance, Nike
I build my daily look around?
Personal Style quirk?
A touch of navy blue
Most cherished item?
Travel luggage set by Goyard – Paris
I feel best wearing?
A Cesare Attolini suit!
The first thing I look at in another Sartorialist?s outfit ...
How they match the colors and the proportion of the items they are wearing.
I always break this fashion rule.
The birth of fashion stylist and designers in the 80s and 90s had totally changed the way of thinking: Fashion shows started to set the rules, men became more “fashionist”. It’s not like that anymore. I seem to feel embarrassed in wearing fashion clothes; I claim my own role, reviving the value of men’s clothing embellished by personal researches, never banal nor ridiculous.
I don’t want to be fashionable; I want to be admired for my style…Sartorial and customized style!
Never caught wearing?
Short white socks!
Most underrated item in menswear/womenswear?
Dress to impress who?
Shine your own shoes?
Milan- Antonia Uomo
Riccione- Nick & Sons
Tokyo- United Arrows
Paris- Old England & L'Éclaireur
NY- Bergdorf Goodman
Your next "must have" purchase?
Custom made sandals from Island of Capri
I skimp when buying ...
Favorite item of clothing
Shoes and bags
Black Tie by Washington Tremlett
10 Capri by Carthusia
Caron Pour Homme by Caron
Nickel for Men – Manhattan/West Village NY
The Art of Shaving - NY
Most stylish city?
Paris, NY and Tokyo
When I was high school I wore?
Uniform…It was a Private Catholic School
Favorite fashion magazine?
L'UOMO VOGUE, POSH
Favorite vacation spot?
Island of Capri – Campania
Island of Salina -Sicily
Favorite neighborhood restaurant?
Finger’s – Via Gerolamo Emiliani
Osteria La Voliera – Via Crema
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