E. Marinella brings Napoli to London
In 1914 Eugenio Marinella opened a small store at Riviera di Chiaia 287, Naples, specialising in the English accessories and perfumes that were in vogue at the time. Nearly 100 years later, the store is still there and E. Marinella continues to source most of its silk beautiful fabrics from England for its exquisite ties, scarves, pocket handkerchiefs… Eugenio’s son Luigi succeeded him and today le padrone is Eugenio’s grandson Maurizio. “We are very classic and very conservative,” he told me in his handsome London boutique at 54 Maddox Street, Mayfair. Sounds the perfect strategy to me, Maurizio.
I decided that an international accessories summit was in order so I introduced Sgr Marinella to my chum Simon Carter. I’m glad to see that one of us was wearing a tie. For more on the lovely things that E. Marinella produces, see www.marinellanapoli.it For Simon’s output, see www.simoncarter.net
My coat is a limited-edition down-filled wool parka with coyote fur trim made for the 175th anniversary of Woolrich, the denim jacket is from Blood&Glitter, the cotton-wool shirt is Viyella and the silk scarf round my neck is by Chris Ingham, late of Favourbrook.
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