PTO Man: Pino Pipolli

Pino Pipolli is an artist, photographer and man-about-town. His style is composed, if slightly eccentric - you can spot a necktie tied without a knot, a country shirt with a city suit and a furry Borsalino in just this outfit.

This profile comes from our latest episode of Put This On. Watch the whole thing here now.

Put This On Place: 10 Corso Como

10 Corso Como is one of the most influential stores in the world… but it’s not just a place to buy clothes. There’s a bookstore, a cafe and even a tiny hotel.

This profile comes from our most recent episode, which you should watch here now.

Put This On: Consolidation (Milan)

Milan is one of the world’s great fashion capitals… but these days, it’s dominated by one megaconglomerate: Prada. How does this consolidation affect craftsmen? What about consumers? We went to Milan to ask those questions.

This is just one segment from our latest episode; you can (and should!) watch the whole thing right here.

Put This On Season 2, Episode 6: Consolidation

Gucci Gucci Louis Louis Fendi Fendi Prada… what happens when a hundred artisans’ shops become a few global megacompanies? We went to Milan, Italy, to talk to small-scale makers who work in the shadow of fashion conglomerates like Prada. It’s one of our most ambitious episodes and the grand finale of our season.

Take Antonio Pio Mele, a cobbler who makes shoes by hand in a small shop in central Milan. He’s grateful that huge brands occasionally hire him to make samples, but he’s angry they rarely pay him on time and that their “bespoke” operations are rarely genuinely bespoke. Scholar Alex Pietrogiacomi provides some philosophical context, and photographer Simone Falcetta explains how consolidation has changed the fashion world.

We also talk to Milanese dandy Pino Pipoli, Dave Hill offers a rudiment about black suits, and the beautiful Valentina Galbiati gives us a guided tour of Milan’s most influential and beautiful boutique, 10 Corso Como.

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Executive Producers: Jesse Thorn & Adam Lisagor

Director: Benjamin Ahr Harrison

Host / Writer / Producer: Jesse Thorn

Rudiments: Dave Hill

Producer: Gianluca Migliarotti

Director of Photography: Daniele Vascelli

Sound: Daniele Belli

Editor: Brendan Ferrer

Subtitle Translation: Giovanni D’Amico

Put This On Season 2, Episode 6 Clothing Credits

Intro & Outro

Suit: High Society Tailor (Fabric by Molloy & Sons)
Tie: Saks 5th
Shirt: CEGO Custom Shirts
Pocket Square: Put This On

In Interviews

Suit: Vintage
Shirt: CEGO Custom Shirts
Tie: Vintage
Shoes: Alden
Pocket Square: Put This On

Put This On, Season 2, Episode 6

Our grand finale, on the consolidation of the fashion industry. Filmed in Milan, Italy.

Coming tomorrow to Put This On.

Not caught up? Watch the first five episodes of season two now.

Elegance: Put This On Season Two, Episode Five

Put This On, a web series about dressing like a grownup, visits Milan, a world fashion capital.

In this episode, our director Benjamin Ahr Harrison visits Biella, north of the city, to talk with Luciano Barbera. Barbera isn’t just one of the world’s most elegant men, he’s also the leader of Carlo Barbera, one of the finest fabric mills in existence.

For our PTO Place segment, we talk with the owner of G. Lorenzi. It started as a cutlery shop, and has become a spectacular tribute to the finest small accessories imaginable. It’s home to a visually stunning spectrum of knives, scissors, shaving goods, toothbrushes, combs, shoehorns and other tiny necessities.

In PTO Man, we visit Salvatore Battello, the elegant owner of W-D Man. Before he started his line, he ran one of the last companies in the world that worked with shagreen - the beautiful skin of sharks and rays. Battello tells us about his passion for vintage fabric, and his definition of elegance.

Plus Jesse answers the question “what color shoes go with the suit?” and Dave Hill offers a rudiment on the topic of socks.

This is the fifth episode in our six-episode second season. In this season, we visit the three greatest men’s style cities in the world, as chosen by our readers - New York, Milan and London.

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This episode was supported by our viewers.


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Executive Producers: Jesse Thorn & Adam Lisagor

Director: Benjamin Ahr Harrison

Host / Writer / Producer: Jesse Thorn

Rudiments: Dave Hill

Producer: Gianluca Migliarotti

Director of Photography: Daniele Vascelli

Sound: Daniele Belli

Editor: Todd Thoenig and Benjamin Ahr Harrison

Subtitle Translation: Giovanni D’Amico

Put This On, Season 2 Episode 5 Clothing Credits

Watch S2E5 at PutThisOn.com, starting at 9AM Pacific, Noon Eastern!

Intro

Hat - Royal Stetson (Vintage)

Coat - Capper & Capper (Vintage)

Scarf - Johnston’s of Elgin

Gloves - Vintage (unlabeled)

At Carlo Barbera (on Ben Harrison)

Coat - RRL

Square - The Put This On Gentlemen’s Association

Shirt -CEGO Custom Shirtmakers

Tie - Polo Ralph Lauren

In Q & Answer

Coat - Polo Ralph Lauren

Shirt - CEGO Custom Shirtmakers

Tie - Kilgour, French & Stanbury (Vintage)

Square - Put This On Gentlemen’s Association