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Style Profile...Antonio Picardi, London


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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Style Profile...Antonio Picardi, London

Antonio Picardi

Best Sartorial advice from your parents?
Do wear a jacket at dinner.

Style icons?
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.

Favorite designers?
Dries Van Noten, Prada, Nicolas Ghesquiere, Alber Elbaz, Thom Browne, CCP 

Most cherished item?
Supreme skate-decks.

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?
A tie!

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?
My kitchen.

Favorite cocktail?
Gin and Tonic, 2 ice cubes and a lime wedge.

Interview by Tracy Rosenbaum


Comments on "Style Profile...Antonio Picardi, London"


Blogger Natalie J Monty said ... (5:11 PM) : 

I LOVE his wine red boots! I wasn't expecting him to be wearing that type of footwear when I scrolled down -great feature as always


Anonymous Florenz said ... (5:26 PM) : 

Looking at him, you wouldn't expect him to fancy skatewear. It's real cool he does though.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:31 PM) : 

I really enjoyed the interview and the photos that show the man with the smooth style! I love that he can mix the cool with the classic--all while showing restraint. I hope to someday look as comfortable/casual in suits as he does!



Blogger Mark P-H said ... (5:34 PM) : 

i like that he's showing a bit more cuff than is traditional...


Blogger Unknown said ... (5:36 PM) : 

Work??? Why in the world woudn't you ask him when it's so crucial to what you wear as a man?


Blogger justbecausefashion said ... (5:38 PM) : 

cute guy,

xxx G&L


Anonymous Bombshell Kitten said ... (5:40 PM) : 

J'adore! Very sharp dresser, I like that he adds personality to classic sartorial.


Blogger Celia said ... (5:42 PM) : 

the bow tie... those boots... i love!!


Blogger Brigadeiro said ... (5:54 PM) : 

Love his boots, and his impeccable style, great interview :)


Blogger Stephanie Clayton said ... (6:06 PM) : 

now that's a stylish man.
he's a reminder that great style starts on the inside. it may be cliche' to say that, but it's so true.


Anonymous ere said ... (6:13 PM) : 

> Gin and Tonic, 2 ice cubes and a lime wedge.

Excellent taste, until betrayed by European-ness at the end. I suppose the second ice cube is an extravagent flourish.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:15 PM) : 

Was für ein Mann *seufz*


Blogger The Voguette said ... (6:23 PM) : 

i loveee the bowtie. he looks very put-together, i'd love to meet him!

The Voguette


Blogger Barima said ... (6:23 PM) : 

I liked the profile - some of his answers were on the right side of silly (30 navy blue blazers requires an awful lot of grandsons to bequeathe them to). He is to be commended for pulling off an almost natural interpretation of the air tie


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:10 PM) : 

You missed the most important question...Are you married.


Blogger cloudy said ... (7:11 PM) : 

he's kinda awesome... just like those boots!


Anonymous Anna said ... (7:18 PM) : 

Who is he?


Blogger Caity180 said ... (7:37 PM) : 

OMG, he is amazing. So clean, perfection!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:03 PM) : 

I am really loving these features because the subjects have such a clear vision of their style. Whereas I have no idea about my own, lol. I suppose I should work on defining my style and where I want it to go.

I also love that they their styles are influenced by fuzzy remembrances of things past. style is all about being personal, right?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:05 PM) : 

Traditional tailoring x Supreme x Nike SB??? Picardi you are my new thinspiration for my coming years (though that won't be for a while)!

P.S. Anyone know who the boots are?



Anonymous DAD ISLAND said ... (8:07 PM) : 

nice booooots


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:27 PM) : 

Come home with me. And bring your boots!


Blogger Jack Daniel said ... (8:33 PM) : 

Great looking man! And how cool you´re doing interviews!


Blogger b-ag said ... (8:39 PM) : 

One or probably my most favorite character here.


Anonymous pinkpajamas said ... (8:42 PM) : 

Hello, loverboy.


Blogger Rosie the Cat said ... (8:43 PM) : 

Lovely style, the man is so smart-looking and handsome.


Blogger The Khaki Crusader said ... (9:07 PM) : 

i remember that first photo from a while back - the sharp suit, bowtie and boots. i always found it extremely pleasing. he has the allure of a film star. everyone is mixing formal with casual these days and it takes an extra touch to make it your own


Blogger Maria Confer said ... (9:15 PM) : 

Oooh, he's my kind of guy. Classic, but with a twist. His grandfather sounds awesome. Can never get enough G&T's.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:38 PM) : 

Yes~! I wish more men found home in a bow tie~!


Anonymous Jeremy said ... (9:44 PM) : 

Truly an interesting gentleman. Those skate-style comments were way out of left field, I'd LOVE to know where that appreciation comes from. Does he wear Nike skate shoes with his pressed trousers and skate those Supreme boards on the weekends?


Blogger Ahad said ... (10:40 PM) : 

bow tie, bow tie, bow tie !


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:45 PM) : 

He's got such a classic style I never would have pictured him as a skater, except that in the second shot he has just this slight goofy/cute Sean Penn as Jeff Spicoli expression that betrays a bit more coolness and edge. Love him.


Blogger xtina said ... (12:02 AM) : 

handsome and really chic! anybody can tell me who is him?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:04 AM) : 

I'm wondering which colour of Supreme x Nike SB Bruin will he pick up ? (Maybe all ?!)


Blogger Pret a Porter P said ... (12:06 AM) : 

gorgeous wine red shoes, an unexpected touch


Anonymous overdesign said ... (12:35 AM) : 

Oh, man!
This guy is awesome!

Hope he would try my brand.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:08 AM) : 

dear Lord, I think I'm swooning... the words more than the outfit


Blogger Mister McCall said ... (1:14 AM) : 

He's sharp.


Anonymous pml said ... (1:26 AM) : 

The bow tie is classy and refreshing. The boots are daring. And the second the combo with the naked collar!

-peepmyline Team


Blogger DENNI said ... (2:17 AM) : 

Im loving the look. Looks perfect



Blogger Colin said ... (3:35 AM) : 

I think it's funny that he answered that he's never caught wearing "a tie", yet in the first picture, someone did catch him wearing a tie. Ooops! :) Unless a bowtie doesn't count...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:59 AM) : 

so cool


Blogger Dannie said ... (4:02 AM) : 

he looks amazing, sooo classic and pulled together yet fresh


Blogger Mr Brown said ... (6:21 AM) : 

Name checking Grandfather.

Supreme decks.

Rebel touch.

The lady next door.

Navy-blue blazer.


G&T (more importantly - lime).

... No messing about in that list.


Blogger Tayo said ... (6:47 AM) : 

Wait did I really just read "Supreme skate-decks" as his most cherished item???


If you're reading this, I have a couple pairs of green "Supreme x Nike SB Bruin"(s) if you are interested?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:00 AM) : 

Awww!! Huh,...Look at him in his little wee boots, soo sweet...!


Anonymous principe di montenevoso said ... (8:15 AM) : 

molto casual-elegant. si


Anonymous skully said ... (8:43 AM) : 

Someone please id those boots. I want them.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:13 AM) : 

i love his look especially in the first picture


Blogger Siru said ... (11:32 AM) : 

Perfect gentleman look.

juliet xxx


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:05 PM) : 

super crush.


Blogger AIMEELOVESYOU said ... (1:34 PM) : 

Very Sexy ;)


Blogger Soren Lorensen said ... (1:54 PM) : 

urgh! his shoes are so disgustingly fantastic.

if God were a shoe, God would be this shoe.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:38 PM) : 

Is the first suit blue, or black? Its hard to tell from the picture. Do you think the wine boots would work with a black suit as well?


Anonymous Bayo said ... (4:26 PM) : 

Most Stylish City - London. I concur my dear sir, I concur...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:19 PM) : long do you give your interviewees to reply to your questions...?

If they were all given off the (surgeon's) cuff, then fair play, otherwise the answers seem contrived...

...regardless, they seem to inspire so perhaps I'm just jealous!


Anonymous Debarge said ... (8:02 PM) : 

oh my god i want/need those shoes!


Blogger Barbara said ... (9:49 PM) : 

I love these. Keep them coming.


Blogger Carissa Duhamel said ... (10:05 PM) : 

i love his shoes, they're beautiful and wonderful


Blogger José Cabral said ... (2:11 AM) : 

it was a plazer mr. Picardi!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:14 AM) : 

Sharp shoes. Pity the trousers don't fit.


Anonymous Le 21ème said ... (3:45 AM) : 

Well, those boots are pretty much amazing! More details!



Blogger Ruby said ... (4:49 AM) : 

He is sooo dashing...


Blogger Anne said ... (7:07 AM) : 

So stylish! Love the answers!
Anyone knows what does he do?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:08 AM) : 

does anyone know who makes those shoes?


Blogger Camille Acey said ... (7:50 AM) : 

Antonio Picardi - artist?

hot man. killer style.


Blogger Unknown said ... (11:15 AM) : 

Mr Brown said it all.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:59 AM) : 

You really need to do more photos in London - even when you had the big trip recently you went through London but you didn't upload ANY London pics :( Are we that unfashionable?


Blogger Elaine said ... (4:26 PM) : 

Isn't a bow tie a tie?


Blogger seawallrunner said ... (12:09 AM) : 

a modern day Cary Grant.

Love his style, classic features.

ah ***OH*** those red boots!


Blogger Jodie said ... (12:13 AM) : 

he wears a bowtie yet abhores neckties? interesting preference.


Blogger ronald said ... (12:45 PM) : 

well dressed man!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:16 AM) : 

Ciao Antonio! No wonder he's got great taste: he works for Dries Van Noten!


Blogger Unknown said ... (3:00 PM) : 

Love his suit. stylish


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:57 AM) : 

Does anyone know what brand his boots are??


Blogger tomorrow started said ... (4:52 PM) : 

now he's hot.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:27 AM) : 

I am soooo in love....


Blogger Erin Bosenberg said ... (11:10 AM) : 

great the shoes


Blogger Erin Bosenberg said ... (11:11 AM) : 

great red boots....those are gorgeous


Blogger Stevie Ites said ... (6:05 PM) : 

Supreme has officially reached a completely new demographic.


Anonymous karen and shari said ... (5:56 PM) : 

the red boots are hot!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:14 AM) : 

Yeah sure! Mountain/hiking red boots with a tuxedo! What else is one supposed to wear with a tuxedo?!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:18 AM) : 

Ooops! so it's not a tuxedo!! My bad! Just a striped dark suit!! Still, the red boots are mountain/hiking boots!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:56 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:26 PM) : 

so sexy.


Anonymous cios said ... (1:11 PM) : 

Very fancy
i love it very much


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