Haven’t your heard yet this brand new Italian name Mararo by Mr Raro? It is becoming very famous recently. The brand owner and designer Mr Raro is already a centre of attention of the fashion world, he is beloved by fashion press, street photographers and bloggers, he collects intent gazes of men’s style admirers, and even famous brands and ateliers seem to follow him with a certain attention and interest. Certainly because men’s wardrobe proposed by Mararo is unique and you will not find anything similar anywhere else.
Mr Raro (translated from italian – “rare”) – is a mirror of his own brand – elegant, stately and simply attractive man with a rare culture, an exceptional sense of style and beauty, a man of incredible charisma, with his ablaze eyes and energy charging everyone around he is working and communicating with. And the important thing – he is professionally doing 24/7 what he really loves – creating the best men’s wardrobe for real men who respect themselves and their style.
Roberto started working at the age of 18 and for almost 18 years has been working in fashion industry, he can really boast of considerable list of world famous brands he worked for and of huge experience in the area. The choice of fashion industry was absolutely natural since he was brought up in the family where everyone at some point was connected with style, fashion and beauty: his mother was creating dresses haute couture, his uncle was and still is a tailor, his father was his personal example of style, since the tailors were coming to the family house for creating his suits.
“Roberto, how the idea of creating your own brand was born in your mind?”
“Everything started from myself, – says Roberto, – I could not find in the selection of brands anything that could reflect my personality and my own style. The problem is even when I see a perfectly well-dressed man in a suit of a perfect cut, I still see something I would change or adjust.
The culture of being well-dressed and the understanding of style – this is something very important for any man. Also because originally men’s wardrobe was born as a primitive one – a number of jackets, pants, and shirts… This is so important the way every man can present these elements with his own interpretation – this is called style and culture of being well-dressed. Aesthetics, quality and comfort are the keys of confidence in your own style. Speaking about suit – not only it should be well-cut and of high quality – but also it should fit like a glove this certain man! This man should feel an absolute comfort in all his movements during a day. So beauty, quality and comfort are at the same level of importance for me”.
Maybe during week-ends and in the morning Mr Raro can allow himself to wear casual, but when he puts on one of his jackets – everyone on the street is glazing, turning around, because everyone sees something really special.
“Roberto, who are you dressing for?”
“I have always been dressing for myself. When a man respects himself first of all, he automatically respects everyone around. 80% of everyone’s day is communication and meeting other people. And these people do not care what kind of car you have and how big your bank account is.
Everyone – either beautiful woman or your business partner – they perceive you by sight first of all. So if you respect yourself and dress in accordance with this, you respect the others and will get the acknowledgment and respect of these people. A man should be elegant, presentable and clean – without any exaggeration, but simply following the canons of style. For me this is the must”.
“Where do you get inspiration for your collection?”
“I always look back to the past and history. In the past it was absolutely normal to get your suits handmade from your tailors, and it was not a privilege. Tailor has never been a designer, but simply a high professional that sees, understands and feels every man – his body, constitution and defects. And like any tailor I understand why this suit for this certain man should be like this: why it should have a high waist, or pant bottom 18, or pinches – one should understand the body. Let us look back 60 years ago – why all men were dressed so perfectly – wearing shirts, vests, double-breasted and single-breasted jackets with a perfect shoulder, wearing coats over, wearing hats? Why nowadays men are not well-dressed any more? Why do they wear low waist pants and other clothes which are not even comfortable at all? That is why I would like to bring back this style and culture of being well-dressed. I want all men know how to wear beautiful suits and how to be dressed well and properly. And to understand this obviously one should look back into the past. Tom Ford, Gucci and all other brands are doing fashion and not style. Fashion has a short life, while style is eternal”.
“What is so different in your collection?”
“When making my collections I am not looking at anyone else. I am not doing things that others do, because this is a mechanism of a vicious circle, which every single brand follows nowadays”.
This is so true. One just need to have a glance at the collection of Mararo, and you will understand everything. I am pretty much sure you have never seen anything similar around. Every single piece of Mararo wardrobe is handmade in southern Italy. The selection of yarns, fabrics is unique, Roberto personally choses best fabrics from England and Italy. You will find weightless cashmere and wool for coats and jackets that have a unique quality and do not loose their form, cashmere and silk, cotton for shirts which reminds you silk on touch, you will find exclusive colors, stamps and prints. As the designer’s preferred color is blue, you will find absolutely beautiful and rare shades of blue. “Black color kills all the details, while blue can elegantly show them”, says Mr Raro.
“The accent on unique details strongly distinguish Mararo from the others. First of all his already famous shoulder – particular shape that keeps always its form even when you sit down and in every single movement. This kind of shoulder does not do anyone else in the world. Then of course a distinct detail – high waist of the pants with frontal pinches, with comfort lateral closure, silk finishing inside the pants. You will find denim shirts with a tuxedo cut, shirts to wear under turtle neck that has buttons on the cuffs. Mararo’s wardrobe for a man is accomplished with all the accessories a gentleman needs – pochette, ties with secret inside pocket for a credit card, cufflinks of precious materials, a wast choice of shoes – from comfortable moccasin to a beautiful lace-up shoe on a real Goodyear sole.
There are so few men that appreciate quality and beauty in the modern world. Those who have money simply chose to enter a famous brand boutique and buy some ready stuff, because these names give them false confidence of buying a quality stuff. To have a culture and know how to dress well is to understand that the suit is not simply consisted of quality fabrics, but it is also a finishing, hand work and details, that is cut for a certain man and makes him beautiful.
“My aim while creating models is not to find a new cut or new detail, but to make a perfect garment of a super quality that will not loose its quality over the years. It is extremely important for me that a man entering my store will fall in love not with the suit, but with the feeling he has wearing my suit”, claims Mr Raro.
There is no doubt for the aesthetic aspect of Mararo collection. But probably you should try this quality and style yourself.
Do not miss the chance.