Picture this: a style that perfectly emulates a chic, aspirational lifestyle with an equally classic Savile Row appeal throughout. Impossible, you might think. But once you come across a brand with as much stature and style as Gagliardi, you’ll soon see that something so seemingly out of reach has been made possible.
This is a brand that’s founded upon classicism and the ‘dolce vita’ aspiration, a product of whose name comes from the necessity to pay homage to a gentleman with an impeccable sense of style. The company was founded by this very type of impeccably-dressed gentleman, Salvatore Gagliardi who, after retuning to his native Mediterranean homeland after fighting in World War II, was so inspired by his love for tailoring that he set up his own tailoring brand.
From the very day that he set up this company, Gagliardi began creating an iconic brand that continues to be sacred to sartorially sophisticated gentlemen all over the world to this very day. So, how do you create a brand of this stature, that stays as prevalent in every gentleman’s mind?
First, the quality has to be second to none, and this is something that Gagliardi never falters on
First, the quality has to be second to none, and this is something that Gagliardi never falters on. One can purchase the most beautiful looking suit in the world, but if the quality is at a loss, then the suit instantly loses its longevity. Comfort is also key, and no gentleman will ever be comfortable in a suit made from cheap, poorly made materials. Most of Gagliardi’s suits are made from Italian fabrics, coming from a truly curated selection of raw materials. Each of these fabrics is sourced out from some of the most renowned mills in Italy and with all of this in mind, it’s safe to say that the entire look, feel and silhouette of each and every suit is strong, aspirational and built to last.
Next comes the question of price. When a suit has gone through the painstaking process that each and every Gagliardi one has, you’d expect prices to be through the roof. But once again, Gagliardi is a cut above the rest when it comes to its pricing. The trouble with so many beautifully made clothes is that often the pricing is so unbelievably high that owning a piece is well and truly out of the question – at least for now. Gagliardi creates pieces that you’ll be able to afford right now, with cashmere-blend suits coming in as low as €399 and shirts at €69. So, if you’re thinking about investing, Gagliardi really is a no-brainer.
Then, there’s the fact that we are in the midst of one of the busiest social seasons of all: the festive period. Around the corner is Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve, and in between that, a whole host of drinks and dinner parties that’ll leave you pining for the perfect pieces to help you make it through. And with that, gentlemen, we can quite honestly tell you that you’ll struggle to find a brand that with as much style and substance as this.