What is the biggest mistake one can make when getting dressed?
To dress in a style that is not matching your personality and to follow fashion trends blindly.
Please describe your style in three words.
Personal, runway, tailored.
Do you believe in role models?
No! You should find your own style and your self-perception.
What are your favourite fabrics?
Every fabric produced by Lanerie Agnona - Tessitura di Novara.
Are there any style combinations that you object to?
Not really! If you feel fine with your style, you should go for it!
Which city has the best-dressed men?
Milan, and then London.
Would you say that you are conservative or bold?
Conservative. I don't like to attract too much attention.
What are the rules in the way you dress?
Be confident in what you wear.
Celebrities and style...
Are not always friends!
Name one garment/accessory that you can never have enough of?
Suits and ties.
A man should always look like…
Who taught you what you know about style?
My grandmother and mother. They had always been years ahead of their time.
How do you select your clothing every morning?
Based on the daily schedule and my mood in the morning.
What is your biggest regret?
Never regret anything! Except my hair in the early 2000s.
The three essential things a man should know about style are…
Always follow the dress code on the invitation. Always match your shoes and belt. Spay perfume on your body and not on your outfit.
Do you have any shopping rituals?
Buy the things that you like at first sight.
We will never see you wearing...
The most stylish person you have ever seen...
My grandmother, also in her old age.
What is the first thing you notice on a man?
Are the shoes matching to the belt?
Which new designers do you follow and why?
At the moment, I don't really like the new era of designers. They are trying too hard to be innovative or to reinvent a traditional fashion house. The only one who is doing an amazing job at the moment is Jeremy Scott for Moschino.
The only article of clothing that a man needs to pay close attention to is…
His shoes and belts. A wrong shoe can destroy everything!
What are the most treasured items in your wardrobe?
Several samples from items that never made it into production. Truly unique pieces!
Is comfort an enemy of style?
Not always. A cashmere sweater and a well-fitting pair of jeans is comfortable and stylish at the same time!
Which designer never fails to impress you?
Stefano Pilati for his taste for shape and quality. Dries Van Noten for his courage and his ability of mixing things. Miuccia Prada for her knowledge and sense for trends.
The best words of advice you have ever heard?
"Do not take it too serious, it's only fashion!" — Gabriele Strehle