Last month, I introduced Lino Ieluzzi as one of my style icons. During my first semester of graduate school I scoured the Internet in search of style inspiration so that I can dress well for my classes and internships. Fortunately enough, that was also around the same time that #menswear craze began. Therefore, there were hundreds of photos of men sporting sharply tailored suits and outfits all over the web. However, only a couple truly stood out to me because of their impeccable fit, attention to detail, and overall personal aesthetic.
One of those gentlemen was Pasquale Ieluzzi, most commonly known as Lino. Lino is the owner of the Milanese menswear boutique Al Bazaar, where he sells most of iconic garbs such as “7” embroidered ties, double monk strap shoes, and double breasted blazers and coats. His sense of style, which was strongly influenced by his father, has made him a celebrity in his own right. It has also helped him gain the attention and adoration of street style photographers and fashion bloggers all over the world. In fact, a Pitti Uomo would not be the same without him.
My favorite quotes from Lino include, “A well-dressed man is a well-dressed man, it’s not about the label. It’s your character that should shine, not the brand.” Also, “One thing that I would recommend is to be yourself. Dressing has got to be a pleasure for yourself, not for the others.” Both of these quotes stand out to me because it provided me with a better understanding of who Lino really is, especially since he does not speak English.