While an ‘outsider’ might think it safe to assume that anyone who actually works in the fashion industry must be well dressed, they wouldn’t be entirely right. If, say, this ‘outsider’ were invited to attend an industry event, they’d be forgiven for thinking that a tie pin tossed in any direction would be sure to skewer some well-dressed gent: not always the case.
Which is why we at MR Magazine have kicked off this, an ongoing series celebrating the men in our industry who actually do dress well (#noshade). Preliminary lists were not as easy to compile as one might hope, and with that said, suggestions in the comments box below or through our various social media channels will be well received.
Of course, as you can probably imagine, the list skews somewhat Italian. And while we have no inherent bias in their favor, you could perhaps concede that our more ‘classic’ cousins often incline towards a more heightened sense of style than some of our own home-grown countrymen. Or not. Up to you entirely, and in the spirit of equal opportunity, the first subject in our ‘Menswear’s Best Dressed’ series has created a brand that marries Italian tailoring with American sportswear. Raised in Vermont, USA, Antonio Ciongoli, creative director of Eidos Napoli, has an impressive resume, including stints at Vineyard Vines, Ralph Lauren and Michael Bastian. He launched Eidos in Fall 2013, and it’s currently carried by Nordstrom, Saks, Barney’s and other men’s specialty stores.