Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Style Profile…Giuseppe de Corato – CEO, Luigi Borrelli

Giuseppe de Corato is all of 32 years old and already President and CEO of Luigi Borrelli U.S.

I began by asking him how he began ,at such a young age, at such an old school company?
He replied by saying that both his father and grandfather had always worn Kiton and Battistoni and that as he grew up…..ok, stop right there, I already hate him.

Thats like a woman telling another woman that she use to play dress-up in her mom’s old Chanel hand-me-downs, it’s just not fair.

Borrelli is currently in a serious expansion mode having just opened a new boutique in San Francisco and is currently finalizing plans for several new locations in other major cities across America.

The Sartorialist, stifling his growing envy, asked Giuseppe about sartorial advise given and received, and about his own personal style.

Best sartorial advice from your Dad?
Don’t follow trends. Classic dressing is timeless and always in fashion.

Best sartorial advice to pass down to your son?
Listen to your grandfather.

Hardest thing for American customers to understand about the ?Italian fit?.
Americans believe that more fabric is more comfortable. The Italian fit emphasizes a fit that is closer to the body. It gives the wearer a leaner, more fit look.

The first thing I look at in another Sartorialist?s outfit
I always notice fit first, but a sense of style always makes the impression.

I always break this fashion rule.
I never polish my shoes.

I never break this fashion rule.
I always wear a jacket in the evening.

Favorite store?
Peck (food) Milano

Worst fashion mistake?
Underdressing.

Favorite ?fashiony? movie?
Thomas Crown Affair

Describe personal style:
Neapolitan elegance

You feel best wearing?
Something hand-made.

Most overrated item in menswear?
Designer labels.

Most underrated item in menswear?
Quality.

Most stylish city?
Milano

Never caught wearing?
Sweats

Favorite fashion magazine?
L’uomo Vogue

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  1. orania

    December 14, 2005 at 4:16 am

    Just perfect…

  2. Anonymous

    December 14, 2005 at 4:39 am

    now that’s hard to fault. thanks man :) – m@t

  3. Purism

    December 14, 2005 at 6:49 am

    Nice one!
    More articles like that would be highly appreciated. ;)

  4. The Sartorialist

    December 14, 2005 at 10:13 am

    Thanks
    I really like Borrelli and they have been really supportive of the blog.
    I will be doing Borrelli Spring 2006 and Fall 2006 previews soon so keep coming back

  5. Jay

    December 14, 2005 at 11:22 am

    nice!
    Now we can see his shoes :)

  6. Anonymous

    December 14, 2005 at 6:01 pm

    These Italian guys sure like their big watches.
    Maybe you can do a report on watches ?

  7. Anonymous

    December 16, 2005 at 8:02 pm

    where this guy come from?
    what was he doing before borrelli?
    was he working for another fashion company?

  8. Anonymous

    August 28, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    I love Luigi Borrelli! I am, quite honestly, honored to own a piece from the collection (seen here: http://martenferret.deviantart.com/art/My-Obsession-95711937 ).

    I absolutely adore it! I’ll visit you if I ver win the lottery, I swear it!

  9. henri

    December 17, 2011 at 7:08 am

    He never polishes his shoes? And never cuts his fingernails either? Wonderfull interview… but, shoes must be polished and be black after 6 p.m.

    • Bogdan Andrei

      January 19, 2013 at 9:50 pm

      “I always break this fashion rule.
      I never polish my shoes.”

      … which means that he always polish his shoes :D

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