My Style: Sergio Colantuoni

Sergio Colantuoni of Caruso

Photo: Courtesy of Sergio Colantuoni

What are the rules in the way you dress?

Handiness, elegance and… a touch of magic.

Please describe your style in three words.

Timeless, unusual, and personal.

What is the biggest mistake one can make when getting dressed?

Not being at ease in your look.

Do you believe in role models?

Having role models is inevitable.

What are your favourite fabrics?

Linen for bed, cotton for shirts, wool for winter.

Are there any style combinations that you object to?

Absolutely not, everything is allowed… unfortunately.

Which city has the best-dressed men?

You can find well-dressed men in every city.

Would you say that you are conservative or bold?

Classic with a twist.

Celebrities and style...

Is a terrible union, usually fake.

Name one garment/accessory that you can never have enough of?

Shirts, shirts, shirts, and shirts!

A man should always look like...

You can’t judge a book by its cover.

Who taught you what you know about style?

My grandfather, my father…

How do you select your clothing every morning?

I use a few colours, and I always rotate between the same.

What is your biggest regret?

No regrets, I always felt a wild spirit.

The three essential things a man should know about style are...

A jacket is elegant and practical, a vest helps to hide your belly, and your pants should have the right proportions.

Do you have any shopping rituals?

I don’t buy anything in my city, I love travelling and discovering new places.

We will never see you wearing...

Cropped pants.

The most stylish person you have ever seen...

My butler…

What is the first thing you notice on a man?

If he is funny or not, addicted to fashion or not.

The one image that defined your approach to style...

1984. L’Uomo Vogue. A model wearing a Gianni Versace jacket over a sarong in an exotic place.

Which new designers do you follow and why?

Fabio Quaranta and Casamadre, because they have a new approach in fashion.

The only article of clothing that a man needs to pay close attention to is...

His jacket!

What are the most treasured items in your wardrobe?

I can't think of one, everything is important.

Is comfort an enemy of style?

No, not at all.

Which designer never fails to impress you?

I love artisanal works. Nafì De Luca is an example.

Who would you like to recommend for €œMy Style€?

Alberto Baccari.

The best words of advice you have ever heard?

Don't be afraid of other people's opinions.

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