Style Profile...Antonio Picardi, London
Best Sartorial advice from your parents?
Do wear a jacket at dinner.
My Grandfather. His style was classic and sartorial, a jacket or suit for every occasion or time of the day. He had a passion for horses, sporty cars and holidays on French Riviera or the Italian and Greek Islands (and he was often taking me with him).
Describe your personal style…
Smart-casual, traditional tailoring.
Dries Van Noten, Prada, Nicolas Ghesquiere, Alber Elbaz, Thom Browne, CCP
Most cherished item?
I feel best wearing?
A crisp poplin shirt, trousers with creases and a blazer with surgeon’s cuffs.
The first thing I look at in another Sartorialist's outfit...
Sharpness and comfort. Then the lapel, shoulder, back and cuff.
I never break this fashion rule…
Wear it with a rebel touch.
Never caught wearing?
Dress to impress who?
The lady next door.
Shine your own shoes?
I wish, is a skill that only professionals have!
Your next "must have" purchase?
Supreme x Nike SB Bruin
Favorite item of clothing?
At the moment a Dries trench coat and my 30th navy-blue blazer.
How do you balance the suiting and skate wear in your wardrobe?
I like to mix skate wear with my more formal outfits to break-up the lines and add a touch of "me" to my more formal style. It takes me back to my childhood, and all of the youth-movements that were a part of it.
Most stylish city?
When I was high school I wore?
The same style as Umberto I, king of Italy. I had to wear a uniform blazer, trousers with tape down the side of the leg, a fully buttoned shirt and a cape. My hair was cropped in the back and longer in the front.
Pilates, horseback riding, polo and tennis.
Favorite vacation spot?
Where sand is white, sky is blue, water is green and the fish come to you ready to be cooked on a grill. Anywhere in the Mediterranean area, also the little islands in South of Italy.
Favorite neighborhood restaurant?
Gin and Tonic, 2 ice cubes and a lime wedge.
Interview by Tracy Rosenbaum
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