Meet Marco Taddei, a men’s fashion blogger with a passion for classic male elegance. We had the opportunity to interview him. Let’s get to know him better!
Marco Taddei is a young 26-year-old blogger from Macerata (Marche, Italy). His blog, Simply Mr. T, focuses purely on men’s style, luxury and travel.
Marco has a passion for classic men’s fashion and finds the perfect combination of classicism and elegance of men’s fashion with modernity and some urban touches.
After working for four years as a salesman in a fashion store, Marco decides to follow his passion for men’s fashion and elegance.
So, he decides to start his career as a blogger, driven by a passion for finding brands capable of telling the history and tradition of Made in Italy.
On his blog and on his social media profiles, such as instagram, he communicates his passion and attention to Italian male elegance to his followers.
Read our interview to discover more about his passion!
QUESTIONS FOR MARCO TADDEI
- Good morning Marco and thank you for this occasion. Could you tell us something about yourself and what you do?
- What made you enter the world of men’s fashion?
- How is your working day?
- Could you give us a definition of fashion blogger? And what are, in your opinion, the positive and negative aspects of this profession?
- What are, in your opinion, the essential features that a fashion blogger should have?
- How would you describe your style with an adjective and why?
- What do you think is the accessory that a man cannot give up wearing? Why?
- What is the type of shoe that cannot be missing in your style and why?
- Loafers are part of the wardrobe of many men. In your opinion, how and when to wear them?
- What do you think is the most versatile type of men’s shoe to wear and why?
- You are the modern version of the gentleman. What are your inspirations?
- What does Made in Italy represent for you and what is the difference you found between Italian and international fashion?
- What are your future goals?
#1. Good morning Marco and thank you for this occasion. Could you tell us something about yourself and what you do?
My name is Marco Taddei, I am 31 years old and I live in Milan, the city in which I work in the communication sector. I was born in Macerata, in the Marche region, a place with an important know-how, especially in the footwear industry.
The world of craftsmanship (and fashion in general) has always fascinated me and, at the age of 19, I started a career in one of the most important showrooms in central Italy that led me in 2013 to embark on the path of digital and web communication.
Today I work with the most important Italian artisan companies and not only, in the luxury watch industry, I write for a watch magazine.
Furthermore, I am writing a book on Italian craftsmanship and historical companies. I also have a small staff of people with whom I create advertising campaigns.
#2. What made you enter the world of men’s fashion?
The passion for beauty mainly. In Italy we are surrounded by beauty and good taste. For this reason, showing sensitivity to a leading sector like fashion seems to me the least I can do.
#3. How is your working day?
It depends on what kind of activity is planned. There are periods in which you focus more on the realization of advertising campaigns for companies, others in which you live with your suitcase to make reports for the book, others in which you dedicate yourself to digital projects.
I’m certainly not bored!
#4. Could you give us a definition of fashion blogger? And what are, in your opinion, the positive and negative aspects of this profession?
I’m certainly not a fashion blogger. I don’t like the definition of Influencer. I have always been involved in reporting and making known realities such as tailors, shoes, ties etc… often forgotten or that did not have the attention they deserved.
If, by making these realities known, I “influenced” someone, this is the positive aspect, the most positive one. Negative aspects I don’t see any… at most, I see negative people!
#5. What are, in your opinion, the essential features that a fashion blogger should have?
Not being a “fashion blogger” I don’t know. Surely you must have a lot of passion for what you are going to communicate (whatever your industry is) and, like every job in the world, you have to work in order to achieve results.
#6. How would you describe your style with an adjective and why?
Modern classic. Or even better “timeless”. I take a cue from the past and readjust those features to the present day.
#7. What do you think is the accessory that a man cannot give up wearing? Why?
I love the tie. I only deprive myself of it on weekends and in my free time. It is elegance par excellence.
#8. What is the type of shoe that cannot miss in your style and why?
I’m a loafers lover. Whether it’s a penny loafer or a Tassel loafer, in leather or suede, colored or not, it’s the shoe that I find most suitable for me.
#9. Loafers are part of the wardrobe of many men. In your opinion, how and when to wear them?
Personally I wear them very often. In formal occasions with socks and tie and in my free time without socks.
#10. What do you think is the most versatile type of men’s shoe to wear and why?
I may be repetitive, but still the loafers. The penny loafer is perhaps a more classic thread but the tassel loafer is certainly appealing.
#11. You are the modern version of the gentleman. What are your inspirations?
I look carefully at the past. I find more than half of today’s fashion proposals very far from what is elegance or simply “men’s style”.
#12. What does Made in Italy represent for you and what is the difference you found between Italian and international fashion?
Made in Italy represents the most important productive force in the world. Unfortunately it is poorly supported and valued and often taken for granted, but there is certainly no competition if we talk about inspiration and quality. This is why international fashion also demands made in Italy in the manufacturing processes.
#13. What are your future goals?
I hope to complete my book by 2021 (covid has slowed down travel and complicated every activity) and I hope to increase the attention on our country and on our workers.
We want to thank Marco Taddei for his kindness and for this great interview. Fancy following Marco Taddei and his blog? Here are the links: