A DAY IN SORAGNA, PARMA WITH CARUSO

After spending a week in Puglia, Italy, our trip continued back north, where we spent 24 hours with Caruso Menswear in Soragna, Parma, Italy. The Caruso brand originally operated as a garment manufacturer until ex-CEO of Brioni, Umberto Angeloni stepped in. Angeloni, a well-dressed yet softly spoken gentlemen who has a love for good things, oversaw the Brioni brand for …

PUGLIA, ITALY

In June, Guerre and I made our way to Puglia, the southern region of Italy (or the heel of the Italy’s boot). Puglia is known for its sunny weather, whitewashed hill towns, great agricultural areas, and beautiful (but mostly rocky) coastlines. It’s ideal for travelers worn down by the crowds of other popular regions. Getting down to Puglia is easy …

LAKE COMO, ITALY + LUGANO, SWITZERLAND

In March 2016, after covering the Fall/Winter 2016 shows in Milan and Paris, I made my way to Copenhagen and then Lugano, Switzerland to see friends. Just a short ride from Milano Centrale, Lugano is a city in southern Switzerland and leads the Italian-speaking Swiss canton of Ticino. Unfortunately, I only had two days so one day was spent in …

NAPLES, ITALY

For the second time, my friend, Guerre, and I decided to visit Naples between the menswear shows. This time our focus was to explore a different area but also meet with more bespoke tailors and artisans. We started off by staying at Hotel San Francesco al Monte, a former monastery located up a hill with views overlooking the Bay of …

RAVELLO, AMALFI COAST, ITALY

Before this June, I knew very little about Ravello and Amalfi Coast. All of my past trips in Italy revolved around Florence and Milan, and my visit to Ravello was purely from a friend’s suggestion that was raised in Amalfi Coast. Online reading described Ravello as a town situated above Amalfi Coast in the province of Salerno, Campania, southern Italy. …

NAPLES, ITALY

This June 2015, after attending Milan Men’s Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016, my friend and I decided to make a stop in Naples for a few days with the interest of visiting several artisans before making my way to Amalfi. It would be my first time in Naples but many warned me to watch my belongings, so I went in with …