Written by Menswear Fashion
sixth November 2019
/ Introducing Pellicano Menswear
A method born from the working courses types the heartbeat of menswear model
Pellicano. Referencing the sharp fashion, attraction and perspective of those that arrived through the Windrush, mixed with the dapper get-ups that had been pushed by the blues and jazz scenes, assist to kind a glance that harps again to the times when folks dressed effectively in troublesome instances. The person behind the Pellicano title is East London born lifelong music fan Mick Rose, a trainer who remembers the multi-cultural hot-bed forming within the East Finish together with the times of sailors arriving from all around the world at Victoria & Albert Dock.
“What has at all times caught with me is the black and white pictures of members of the family of that point: sensible fits, shirts and ties and neat haircuts. A cheeky smile and that look of delight and self-confidence,” says Rose. “That they had it robust however nonetheless made the trouble to decorate of their Sunday greatest. Simply have a look at the photographs of the West Indian travellers first arriving from the Caribbean in 1948. It was an event for these folks to reach right here, in order that they wished to look their greatest – an perspective I’ve tried to take into Pellicano.”
That delight in look fashioned an innate ardour in an genuine and natural fashion born from the environment he lived in, the place individuality was essential from the start. “I bear in mind in school that subcultures had been robust: soul boys, casuals, mods and punks” provides Rose. “The youngsters with West Indian heritage had a powerful sense of fashion too and I took affect from all of them.” One other key level in informing his fashion got here after seeing well-liked 2 Tone and Ska band The Specials on Prime of the Pops. It was at this level Rose grew to become a ‘Rudeboy’ and remembers kitting himself out at Romford’s Mintz and Davis – THE place to go within the space – for the newest road fashion and Italian sportswear, which has since ceased buying and selling. The terraces at his beloved Upton Park additionally grew to become an affect, the place folks had at all times dressed as much as attend matches – a specific love of previous pictures of followers in shirts, ties and caps sticking in Rose’s thoughts, in addition to the times of the ‘casuals’.
Pellicano’s eclectic mixture of sharp types has come collectively from all these completely different influences, impressed from working class tradition each in Britain and overseas – clear dwelling beneath troublesome circumstances. “I bear in mind in 2014, Guinness ran adverts highlighting the ‘Sapeurs’ of the Congo – working class individuals who costume of their greatest to bop and revel in themselves after work,” says Rose. “It doesn’t matter in case you are in Naples, London or Detroit. It’s about delight and self-respect, this informs the Pellicano model,” he provides. Pellicano’s fashion takes nice affect from the late 1950s, early 1960s. The laid-back Rivera fashion, scooters and jazz sounds of Miles, Monk and Baker all mirrored within the melting pot of London’s Soho. Italian Neorealist and French new wave got here along with the fashion of icons together with Alain Delon and Marcello
Mastroianni, mirrored in England by the likes of Terrance Stamp and Vidal Sassoon.
By the way, considered one of Pellicano’s first shirts the ‘Marcello’ is a remake of the one worn by Mastroianni in ‘La Dolce Vita’.
“Pellicano is a celebration of that and the perspective of the widespread man: to at all times current your self with delight, dignity and individuality – preserve your head held excessive,” says Rose. With high quality, ethics and individualism sitting at its core and with out the hefty price-tags that go along with so lots of at the moment’s manufacturers, Pellicano items are hand-crafted in restricted editions with that ‘save-up to look good’ mentality remaining distinguished. With a goal market that stretches throughout an age vary from late teenagers by way of to these of their 50s, Pellicano is probably a way of life first greater than only a product, aimed toward these with a hearth and willingness to be people – leaders relatively than followers. “That is stated on a regular basis, but it surely’s extra than simply ‘being a frontrunner’,” stresses Rose. “Pellicano ought to conjure the emotion of these stylised days passed by. All of us have our personal reminiscences, particularly of members of the family – the smells, the warmness, the music and normal good feeling. Pellicano is actually all of these issues wrapped up right into a menswear model that has an actual distinction. It’s nice high quality. The cuts and matches are genuinely detailed, and the worth level gained’t trigger palpitations,” he provides.
The Bespoke Dudes Eyewear
Made between the UK and Italy to restricted version runs of 50, Pellicano menswear product is fastidiously crafted to provide a glance that may be a coming collectively of assorted types and
cultures. Producing a sequence of their very own shirting, Pellicano additionally options like-minded manufacturers on their web site starting from French model Armor Lux, Made in Italy Eyewear model The Bespoke Dudes, by way of to baker-boys hats from the Sicilian capital of Palermo. With an admiration for manufacturers together with Brioni, Pellicano aspires to the traditions of excellence in craftsmanship constructed on the foundations of belief. “There’s a perception in our perspective to fashion and individualism in addition to to really feel essential. We attempt to deal with every buyer personally,” provides Rose. Along with the e-commerce platform, Pellicano will take the newest assortment on the highway by way of pops-ups and eventual commerce reveals with an goal to develop the shirting supply into knitwear, outerwear and blazers in addition to an elevated number of shirts.