‘Fashion is attitude, not a sale price’ is the phrase on the shirt with which Jeremy Scott once closed one of his shows for Moschino at Milan fashion week, powerful words that, today, seem to have been left behind to make way for the exuberance of the zeros on the labels of the pieces of the largest fashion houses today, however, when we talk about true luxury, it is the Stefano Ricci firm that gives us a chair of the quality and design of its pieces, since, the brand considered one of the most expensive for the menswear sector in the worldwill soon arrive in the Spanish capital.
Founded by Stefano Ricci himself and his wife Claudia, the brand was born in 1972 adopting the pure style of Made in Italy, making the brand quickly become a benchmark for craftsmanship and quality Italian style, paying great attention to detail, starting with ties (to which he gave great prominence), shirts and leather goods, which were a great triumph in the different editions during the sixties at Pitti Uomo.
Evolving his style along with the decades, in 1990 Stefano Ricci gradually expanded the men’s collection to include jackets, suits, knitwear, sportswear and footwear..
He also developed an exclusive line of leather goods and, in keeping with Florence’s time-honored jewelry tradition, created a collection of cufflinks and exquisite belt buckles in gold, platinum, diamonds, sapphires and other precious stones.
Also venturing into the universe of perfumery, the highlight of her creations are, without a doubt, the attention to the materials with which she makes her pieces, and that is that in her online store, we find a suede jacket with a fabulous embroidery detail at a price of 6,300 euros, a crocodile skin baseball cap for 1,900 euros and, as part of the brand’s lower-priced accessories, some playing cards or a leather-bound notebook for 150 euros each.
The news of a new Stefano Ricci mercantile company in Spain opens the possibility of looking again at the formality of the suit as an option to return to the work dress code that prevailed before the pandemic, yes: now with a touch of sprezzature Italian style.
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