Something BIG is brewing again…
(L to R Front Row) Filippo Matera, Gianni Fontana, Valentino Ricci, Guerre, NIcola Ricci, Ensure Takehara, Alessandro Squarzi,Alberto Scaccioni
(L to R Second Row) Gennaro Santillo, Mr. Raro, Angelo Inglese, Marco Zambaldo, Fabrizio Oriani, Samir Imran
Back Row (L to R): Luca Rubinacci, Lino Ieluzzi, Riccardo Vigano
Not pictured: Wei Koh, Sarah Ann Murphy,  Salvatore Ambrosi, and members of The Armoury team
Photo by Jason Jean of Citizen Couture
Team players for project: Neil Watson, Ko Tsuchiya

Something BIG is brewing again…

(L to R Front Row) Filippo Matera, Gianni Fontana, Valentino Ricci, Guerre, NIcola Ricci, Ensure Takehara, Alessandro Squarzi,Alberto Scaccioni

(L to R Second Row) Gennaro Santillo, Mr. Raro, Angelo Inglese, Marco Zambaldo, Fabrizio Oriani, Samir Imran

Back Row (L to R): Luca Rubinacci, Lino Ieluzzi, Riccardo Vigano

Not pictured: Wei Koh, Sarah Ann Murphy,  Salvatore Ambrosi, and members of The Armoury team

Photo by Jason Jean of Citizen Couture

Team players for project: Neil Watson, Ko Tsuchiya

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Fabio Attanasio of Bespoke Dudes & Nicola Ricci of Sciamat.
Without question 2 gentlemen who champion Italian style.

Fabio Attanasio of Bespoke Dudes & Nicola Ricci of Sciamat.

Without question 2 gentlemen who champion Italian style.

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Nicola Ricci of Sciamat.

Nicola Ricci of Sciamat.

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Nicola Ricci of Sciamat.

Nicola Ricci of Sciamat.

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Street style has taken me from Brooklyn to Tokyo (plenty stylish places in between), my passion for style has been my reason for venturing from back ally thrift shops to exclusive appointment only bespoke showrooms,  one thing I’ve learned from my Brooklyn roots - ‘game recognize game’ and truth in life lies hidden yet still visible in every stich, and every detail of our daily lives.  I’ve taken these 2 life lessons and always try to differentiates between the stylish and fashionable.

My first time in Florence my senses were inundated with true Italian style, it is there that I learned first hand about Sprezzatura, for the first time what I read about in books was part of my reality. With time I understood,  appreciated and respected elements of style that were singularly Italian and part of their fabric as pasta was part of their diet. While Italians who pride themselves on construction, heritage, quality are common, the brothers behind the brand Sciamat stand clearly at the forefront of style spoken from an Italian perspective.

My first introduction to Valentino and Nicola Ricci was shooting them randomly (and individually) while at Pitti. What struck me was the fit, the fabric and construction of what they wore, the next thing was how what they wore seemed to frame the artwork (the personalities). The clothes were an extension of the individuals, so I naturally wanted to know more. I had a chance to visit their booth at Pitti were I first tried on a green double breasted jacket and spend time learning about the brand. Fast forward to a year and a half later and I had an appointment at their showroom in Milan.  This time it wasn’t to try on items, instead it was to pick up a piece of art (a red and black wool and cashmere herringbone blazer). While I have a closet full of blazers, this is not a blazer, it’s a Sciamat

To the untrained eye a jacket is just a jacket, but after sitting down with Nicola Ricci you understand what makes Sciamat possibly the crown jewel in men’s clothing. This post isn’t looking to focus on the product as much as it is meant to focus on the spirit of the product.  Search the internet and you’ll find product reviews for days, Sciamat makes this more than a product review, this is a lesson in art.

There is an ongoing question concerning blogging and product, “is it cool because you have it or do you have it because it’s cool?”  Cool is not an issue for Guerreisms or Sciamat, neither bother to focus on cool - substance is the only thing that matters.

Live with style.

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For more information on Sciamat visit:

THe site: Sciamat.com

The Blog: Sciamat

Nicola Ricci & Santo Barillà of Sciamat

Nicola Ricci & Santo Barillà of Sciamat

For those who missed the first part - Gentlemen of Style (Part 1) (click link)

Featuring :Motofumi Kogi a.k.a. Poggy, Lino Ieluzzi, Luca Rubinacci, Angelo Flaccavento, & Shaka Maidoh

Gentlemen of Style (Part 2) Click Link

Featuring: Matteo Gioli, Nick Wooster, Nicola RIcci, Devon Scott, & Sam Lambert

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Exclusive video for GQ Japan.jp  (Ciick here to visit GQ Japan.jp)

Gentlemen of Style (Part 2)

A true pleasure coming up with a concept, getting the right team together (Ko Tsuchiya on Video and editting, H. Lee on Original Music, and myself Directing), finding the perfect subjects (Matteo Gioli, Nick Wooster, Nicola Ricci, Devon Scott, and Sam Lambert), the right collaborator GQ Japan …. and seeing the results.

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