My dear fashionistas, how are you today? This is the first post in the last month of 2022, and I believe that, as in previous years, we will have a good time and enjoy winter magic together through fashion stories and travelogues on Mr.M blog. December has been one of the most read months on the Mr.M blog for years, so I hope we will continue this tradition this year!
Today’s fashion story will be dedicated to the Italian brand of refined knitwear that you had the opportunity to meet in the previous post – Mauro Ottaviani. What have we learned about this brand?
Mauro Ottaviani is an iconic Italian brand of refined premium knitwear that warms fashion lovers all over Europe and the world with its incredible pieces! How to describe this Italian brand in 3 words? Passion, innovation and coherence. These are associations for the Mauro Ottaviani brand, which aims to provide a concrete answer to the needs of modern men, who are used to dynamic rhythms, yet capable of appreciating the values of quality and design. The search for raw materials became a central element, following the philosophy that high performance is obtained when design and functionality are perfectly balanced.
How did this brand come about? The roots of this fashion house date back to 1978, when Raniero Ottaviani founded what is still the production core of today’s company – passion and love for knitwear. A few years later, in 1993 to be exact, Raniere’s three children – Mauro, Simona and Elena – took over the group, inspired by their father’s work, but looking for a way to develop it in order to take the family legacy even further.
In today’s post you have the opportunity to see a 100% cashmere roll top, model WS28037 MAKALU. This winter, Mauro Ottaviani has prepared models made of 16 types of fibers and materials for all lovers of quality and refined knitwear. The roll you see on me is made of pure cashmere.
Pure cashmere is the basic yarn of luxury knitwear, it has a soft and silky texture, it is also firm, but also extremely pleasant to the touch. Classic, timeless and exciting material. This yarn is obtained from the fleece of the Hircus goat, and has the following essential characteristics: isothermal (maintains a stable body temperature), hygroscopic (breathable) and antistatic (does not attract dust). The comfort of wearing cashmere clothes knows no bounds. This type of yarn is inherently brilliant and provides perfect color definition. All the colors are strikingly bright and fascinating, especially the white, which embodies the purity of the fiber, as you can see in my fashion story today.
As I mentioned at the beginning, Mauro Ottaviani has prepared 16 fibers and materials for this winter season. Some of them are pure cashmere, cloudy cashmere, Green cashmere, SOFT, Merino Wool, PUKAKI, OPERA, JAIPUR, CASHLIGHT, Cashmere 3/80, CASHCOTTON, CASHMERINO, UPPERWOOL, CASHWINTER, LANA – CASHMERE RACLE.
CLOUDY Cashmere is a processed pure cashmere yarn that gives a fluffy and light look to the garment, bringing both soft texture feel and has low pilling tendencies. With CLOUDY Cashmere, a Mauro Ottaviani exclusive, the brand bring their customers research and innovation even with the most classic yarns. Pampering yourself with soft pullover, in this season, represents the desire to find comfort and simplicity. CLOUDY cashmere highlights both warm and neutral hues, bringing to life and boosting a soft and informal style.
Embracing the current social sensibility around environmental issues, in the last few seasons Mauro Ottaviani has been using a yarn that mixes its environmentally friendly characteristics together with great performance. GREEN CASHMERE is pure cashmere made with an environmentally friendly production process. The fibre used is a blend of pure virgin cashmere and regenerated cashmere from surplus production. The aim of this production process is to minimise the production waste and to create a high quality type of yarn.
A blend of wool and cashmere, SOFT is a timeless classic. The cashmere percentage gives the garment a gentle and precious feel. This type of yarn can be used both for sports garments and for textured-knits alike, as it keeps lightness and volume. SOFT garments can be used for daily wear and are long lasting.
At the heart of MAURO OTTAVIANI collection there is PUKAKI,a 100% 140’s worsted wool,it is created by first twisting long and fine New Zealand Merino wool thread and then by mercerising the fibre to obtain a yarn with unique features of care and elasticity. Garments that are made with this product have a gentle and natural hand feel, a clean and silky look and outstanding thermoregulatory characteristics. The final look is contemporary and refined, it is intended to be a high-end, metropolitan and elegant daytime outfit. PUKAKI Merino wool is ZQUE certified, which ensures its traceability and processing with specific technical and ethical characteristics. OPERA in Latin means both work and comfort, and that’s why we have used this word to name the new yarn that has been presented in MAURO OTTAVIANI FW22 collection. OPERA160 is a superfine 160’s pure merino wool yarn, with a luxurious and cosy feel and it has been certified by RWS and CRADLE TO CRADLE as GOLD level. It is extremely versatile and lavish, it’s bright, biodegradable, fireproof, heat retaining and recyclable: it is perfect to create comfortable garments that are light and high performing. OPERA160 is produced with ethical processes and attention to the environment, people and animal welfare and it is traceable and sustainable. These are the values of new luxury.
100% merino worsted wool 170’s, exceptionally fine fibre from selected Merino sheep bred in Australia and New Zealand. WHISH is a trademark produce of LORO PIANA, and they are the only distributors worldwide. The garnments, knitted in 18 gauge, are lightweight and resistant, the colours are deep, vibrant and bright. One of the intrinsic features is the absence of pilling. The style is modern and refined, perfect for a man that understands and values quality. JAIPUR is a cashmere and mulberry silk blend, and it represents the world of opulence and luxury. The blend between cashmere and silk creates garments that give a tactile and visual experience that is unique in every way. The different shades of colour are bright and striking. JAIPUR garments give an exclusive feel to any outfit: pair them with a blazer they are the trademark of a luxury that stands out from the crowd; pair them with denim, they embellish the whole look.
MAURO OTTAVIANI’ s CASHLIGHT is a 100% TOP QUALITY Ultrafine Carded Cashmere that brings a classic carded look while being light and compact, due to the twistingof the carded cashmere thread with a worsted cashmere thread. This gives life to warm and wearable garments, that are perfect under a jacket or as something to wear indoor daily. MAURO OTTAVIANI Winter 2022 collection proposal is a Cashrnere, Extrafine Larnbswooland and Silk bouclé that is used to rnake super soft and fluffy looking garrnents. It is a lavish and fashionable yarn, respectful of winter trends and with a luxurious feel, lightness and softness. Garrnents made with this yarn are soft and fluffy, they are sporty and elegant and they characterize even the rnost classic of looks.
The Mauro Ottaviani brand specializes as a high-level service that offers quality support to its customers, who are among the most demanding names in Italian and international menswear. The company’s geographical location in the heart of the Umbrian production region guarantees access to superior craftsmanship and the expertise of a great culture and tradition.
Another brand we’re meeting again today is Marco Pescarolo, a brand from Naples that combines traditional classic Italian tailoring style with modern casual elegance. Naples is known as a colourful, lively, exciting and diverse city, indeed one of the most fascinating cities in Italy. This is where we begin our today’s story about the Marco Pescarolo brand.
Marco Pescarolo is a brand that nurtures the Neapolitan spirit where warm, vivid tones balanced by sophisticated and sharp cuts create a different sense of fashion. The essence of Neapolitan traditional lifestyle and elegance meets contemporary casual style, resulting in a new concept of beauty. Marco Pescarolo is a unique brand that is loyal to its roots and through its brand symbol – Masca Pulcinella this brand wants to pay respect to Neapolitan culture and history, which is the key to the brand’s vision. The symbol of the Marco Pescarolo brand is a mask that belongs to the ancient figure of Pulcinella, a representation of the Neapolitan way of life.
The Marco Pescarolo man is one who successfully combines casual and business wear, as well as formal and informal wear, to exude positive energy and poise in any context, regardless of the circumstances. Marco Pescarolo is a brand that is constantly improving and as a result of one of the many researches is the line System: a new generation of fabrics, in which the exceptional qualities of natural fibers are emphasized and improved with special treatments. Application of high performance membranes, to create technologically developed garments in the perfect balance between style, comfort and functionality for men who know who they are and exactly what they want.
As I mentioned that the symbol of this brand is the Pulcinella mask, who was Pulcinella? According to some beliefs and legends from Naepolitan tradition and culture, it is believed that Pulcinella was a simple man, who tried to face all his problems with a smile. He showed his happiness with a strange dance, jumping and shouting. His daily life was unpredictable, but he was still spontaneous, simple, friendly, funny, talkative and adventurous. The same enthusiasm for life and joy is what the Marco Pescarolo brand brings to its creations every day.
The driving force behind the Marco Pescarolo brand is the power to move on and seek the next challenges. The Naepolitan spirit is proud and lively, it simply does not allow anything to hinder or slow it down. That’s why Marco Pescarolo is always looking for new challenges. Every success, every achievement is recognized and celebrated with great pleasure. But it never lasts too long, the mission of creating beauty and spreading to some new interesting and unexplored places must always be continued.
Marco Pescarolo is known for making quality trousers, which every man should have in his wardrobe! In addition to exceptional quality, small details are the secret of the beauty and irresistibility of Marco Pescarolo trousers, which many consider to be an ensemble of style and beauty. The fabrics used to make the 5-pocket pants are generally tough and durable, like the durable denims the originals were made from years ago. But what if we used lighter materials with better performance? What if we mixed the elegance and finesse of linen or cashmere trousers with the lightness and practicality of traditional casual clothing as we know it?
Marco Pescarolo represents a dynamic elegance that restlessly strives for perfection. Uniqueness is the key to looking striking. That’s why Marco Pescarolo offered the best combination of quality and performance that motivates us to constantly look for new style combinations.
Creating luxury clothing, combining the excellence of traditional craftsmanship with creativity and innovation is the goal of the constant research of Marco Pescarolo’s expert team. Each item is subjected to numerous tests with different combinations of textiles in order to obtain the perfect fabric in terms of both style and performance. Marco Pescarolo knits are made from interconnected loops of yarn.
The loop design of knit fabrics allows even non-stretch materials to condense and straighten when pulled. Knitted fabrics can also have different ways of stacking the loops together to form different textures or looks of the fabric. That’s why every creation by Marco Pescarolo is unique both in the way it was made and in its final appearance.
In the world of Marco Pescarolo, there are countless choices of materials and possibilities: cashmere, wool, cotton, jersey, denim… These are just some of the materials this exceptional brand uses in its creations. Providing the best garment treated with avant-garde technologies to be wrinkle-free and not pilling or peeling is the primary goal of the Marco Pescarolo brand.
The elegance presented by the Marco Pescarolo fashion house can be worn on any occasion. Based on the appeal of precious details and the expert selection of materials, the Marco Pescarolo brand is characterized by its uniqueness that represents the “bespoke tailoring” mindset. The Italian touch is a must: all raw materials, accessories, and even production and realization bear the Italian brand. Reinterpreting the Italian tradition, the brand is able to express a new concept of fashion, intended for men who want to keep the character of their elegance exclusive. A combined synthesis of modernity and clothing perfection, a balance of style that is noticed every time you wear Marco Pescarolo clothes.
In today’s post you had the opportunity to see the Marco Pescarolo short coat which is made of suede leather and knitwear in a combination of wool – cashmere and classic trousers which are part of the latest Marco Pescarolo Fall – Winter 2022/23 collection.
If you want to stay updated and find out what the Marco Pescarolo brand has in their new collection for the new winter fashion season, visit their official website and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.
Short Coat: Marco Pescarolo
Sweater: Mauro Ottaviani
Trousers: Marco Pescarolo
Gloves: Restelli Guanti
Everyone who follows the Mr.M blog knows that I am a big fan of quality and interesting shoes, regardless of whether they are sneakers or elegant shoes, I always try to pay maximum attention to fashion details such as footwear. Today we’re hanging out again with a famous French house whose creations I adore and you’ve seen before on the Mr.M blog.
I got these Christian Louboutin shoes from my dear friends Mytheresa Men, a luxury shopping platform. It is a model of Louis Orlato low sneakers made of real python skin in shades of beige, brown and gold. These shoes are from the spring-summer collection, but because of the palette of brown, beige and gold shades, I think they can also fit nicely with the warm autumn gold tones.
My dear fashionistas, we have come to the end of this first special December fashion story where together we have discovered the beauty and brilliance of the true elegance of the prestigious Italian brand from Naples Marco Pescarolo, the beauty of Italian knitwear with the famous luxury brand Mauro Ottaviani and the famous French shoe brand turned urban legend Christian Louboutin, partners with whom fashion stories are a real adventure. I sincerely hope you got some inspiration for your ideal winter outfit! See you soon and continue our adventures on the Mr.M blog! How did you like my outfit today?
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