My Style: Domenico Gianfrate

Portrait of Domenico Gianfrate

Photo: YoungJun Koo

Please describe your style in three words.

Classic, modern, mine.

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

To copy another man's style.

Do you believe in role models?

Not really. I believe in 'the street'.

What are your favourite fabrics?

There is no particular fabric that I would call a favourite. I like all beautiful fabrics.

Are there any style combinations that you object to?

No, I think that everyone should be free to select a style that suits them best.

Which city has the best-dressed men?

There are best-dressed men in every city of the world.

Would you say that you are conservative or bold?

Definitely bold.

What are the rules in the way you dress?

I try to dress by what I define as good taste.

Celebrities and style...

Is not always a good combination.

Name one garment/accessory that you can never have enough of?

Double-breasted jackets and white shirts.

A man should always look like…

Sophisticated, but sober.

Who taught you what you know about style?

My own passion.

How do you select your clothing every morning?

It's a simple process for me, as I get dressed in ten minutes. Almost all of my clothes are blue in colour.

What is your biggest regret?

I do not have any regrets. I consider myself a lucky man.

The three essential things a man should know about style are…

If you would like to avoid making mistakes, go with this combination: a dark blue suit, black shoes, and a white shirt.

Do you have any shopping rituals?

Not really.

We will never see you wearing...

A T-shirt with holes in it.

The most stylish person you have ever seen...

It's more than one: Gianni Agnelli, Marcello Mastroianni, Humphrey Bogart; And from fictional worlds, James Bond.

What is the first thing you notice on a man?

His shoes.

The one image that defined your approach to style…

Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita.

Which new designers do you follow and why?

I like AMI Paris, it has the potential to become a new 'classic'.

The only article of clothing that a man needs to pay close attention to…

His shoes.

What are the most treasured items in your wardrobe?

My father's watch.

Which fashion house never fails to impress you?

Prada.

The best words of advice you have ever heard?

Always be yourself.

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