My friend, Valentino, is from Verona.
I’ll meet people at his country house that he’s known for all of six hours.Artists. Filmmakers. Circus performers.
They meet on a train or at a cafe, maybe on a job, then end up in the country spending the night. Collaborations form. Lives change. Things get elevated.
This is Val’s talent. That and brick chicken (rosemary, thyme, garlic, EVOO, salt, cracked pepper, more salt, a brick or a large flat rock wrapped in foil, an hour on the grill, medium heat).
Valentino even elevates a cardigan.
It’s maddening how Italians look at something we think can never be altered, like the button-front cardigan, and just decide to make it double-breasted with a stand collar. All of a sudden, you’re trying to figure out if you can wear this with a tie to Gallery Row.
The answer is yes.
Double-Breasted Cardigan (No. 6064). So un-cardigan-like you might want to call it a double-breasted knit sport coat. 100% cotton rib knit. Fully fashioned construction. Dapper stand collar with lapels. Dark tonal tipping at collar and ribbed cuffs. Ribbed bottom band. Vertical welt pockets at waist. Perfect from early spring (or late, late winter) through fall. If you want it slim and chic, order a size down.Imported.