Since he was a boy, Gabriele Pasini would tell the tailor who made his first bespoke suits how to cut the lapels for his jackets and what would be the proper length for his trousers. He later had the good fortune to work with Neapolitan master tailors, from whom he acquired the technique behind the perfect construction of the jacket. Then, after working for various fashion firms and opening his own store in Modena 25 years ago, Pasini signed a joint venture agreement with Lardini in 2012 for the production and distribution of the Gabriele Pasini brand in Italy and abroad.
His signature style of British dandyism meets Neapolitan tailoring meets Baroque influence can be seen throughout his line of beautiful three-piece suits, knitwear, denim trousers, and gilets. “I like to take traditional menswear pieces and make them more contemporary,” says Pasini. “I often mix a classic jacket and waistcoat in traditional fabrics with a pair of really cool trousers that evoke more a streetwear element. I love to mix different styles together.”
Best-sellers include three-piece suits (which wholesale at $375-$650), jackets ($256-$400), and gilets ($95-$150). With such great value for an impeccable product, it’s not surprising the brand’s reach has grown outside of its Milan and Modena flagship stores to being distributed in multi-branded stores in Japan, Korea, Europe and Los Angeles. “We’re really focusing on the American market now,” adds Pasini. “It’s an untapped market that I believe we can do well in.”