Sunday, June 26, 2011

WSJ: Brunello Cucinelli

"I wear corduroy pants all the time, about seven months out of the year—a heavier cashmere-cotton corduroy in the winter, a lighter one in spring, always in off-white. I've been wearing these pants for about 25 years; it's a matter of look and comfort and it's become part of my uniform. I wear them with cargo pockets during the day and without for evening. Pair them with a very tailored blazer and you're well-dressed enough for anything."

"Black is overrated. You'll never find it in my stores. Of course it's slimming, but it's just used too much, especially for men. One black suit by one designer, another one by another—they all look the same in the end. If I walk into a crowded hotel lobby and I'm wearing a black suit, I just look like everyone else. Luckily, we Italians like to wear color more. That's part of who we are."

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