My Style: Luciano Barbera

  • February 6th, 2012  | 
  • Posted in My Style


Photo: Bob Krieger

Q: Are there any style combinations that you object to?

Yes, wearing jeans for any occasion.

Q: Please describe your style in three words.

Sober, classic, but modern.

Q: What is the biggest mistake one can make when getting dressed?

To dress for others and not for yourself.

Q: Do you believe in role models?

If it has to do with ethics and behaving correctly, yes.

Q: What are your favourite fabrics?

A fulled fabric for winter, and linen and wool canvasses in summertime.

Q: Which city has the best-dressed men?

Milano, of course.

Q: Would you say that you are conservative or bold?


Q: What are the rules, if any, in the way you dress?

I want to please myself; that’s it.

Q: Celebrities and style…

Unfortunately, this is a combination that very often only leads to boorishness.

Q: One garment/accessory that you can never have enough of?

Suits in carded flannel and ties.

Q: Who taught you what you know about style?

A good tailor, a good shirtmaker, a good shoemaker, and the presumption of believing in myself.

Q: How do you select your clothing every morning?

Following my mood, and in relation with what I have to do during the day.

Q: Do you have any shopping rituals?

I only look for what I would like to have in that specific moment.

Q: We will never see you wearing…

…white socks and sandals!

Q: The most stylish person you have ever seen…

There is more than one, so I won’t name them in order not to wrong anybody.

Q: What is the first thing you notice on a man?

The shoes they’re wearing.

Q: What are the most treasured items in your wardrobe?

My carded flannel suits in their grey and blue nuances.

Q: Is comfort an enemy of style?

Not at all. A stylish and elegant man wears what he wears because he seeks comfort.

Q: Which designer never fails to impress you?

Ralph Lauren.

Q: Who would you like to see next in “My style”?

My daughter Carola Barbera.

Q: The best word of advice you have ever heard?

‘Sprezzatura,’ which literally means detachment or understatement.

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