Catching up with Fabio Attanasio, founder of The Bespoke Dudes, in NYC

One of my favorite things about the digital space, is that we are able to connect with people all over the world who share similar interests and passions. And I recently had a chance to meet, in-person, someone whose style I’ve admired for quite some time.

I’m speaking, of course, about Fabio Attanasio. Fabio lives in Milan where he writes the website, The Bespoke Dudes, and is the founder of its eponymous eyewear offshoot, The Bespoke Dudes Eyewear.

fabio attanasio bespoke dudes

fabio attanasio bespoke dudes

| FABIO WEARS | Fay jacket, Eduardo de Simone suit, TBD sunglasses, Omega watch, Edward Green loafers

Following Fabio’s Instagram over the years, I immediately noticed that we were birds of a feather. A classic sense of style with a modern sensibility. A focus on quality in terms of what we invest in personally, the brands we choose to collaborate with as well as the message and type of content we produce. Fabio has a sense of integrity that is admirable, especially when it comes to operating in this digital world.

It could be incredibly easy to get caught up in the hype surrounding what we do and be overcome with a desire to put oneself first rather than the readers who look to you for advice. This was just one of the many things we discussed during the few hours we were able to spend together before Fabio had to hop on a plane back to Milan to prepare for his next TBD Eyewear trunk show in London.


fabio attanasio bespoke dudes

| BRIAN WEARS | Apolis jacket, Al Bazar shirt, Banana Republic pants, Drake’s tie, Rolex watch, Filson briefcase, Paul Evans shoes | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo

More than anything, it was great to know that the person that Fabio appears to be in his photos is the person he turly is in real life. That’s not always the case and, let me tell you, it is really refreshing when you find those people.

We were hoping to shoot an episode of Speaking Style with Fabio, but didn’t want it to feel rushed. Instead we used the time to check out the recently reopened Rose Reading Room in the New York Public Library, talk about the state of menswear online, trade tips on favorite cigars and just generally get acquainted.

fabio attanasio bespoke dudes

We will definitely be doing a video with Fabio in the future, but in the meantime, if you’re fans of what’s going on here at HSS, I highly recommend you become a reader of Fabio’s as well.

fabio attanasio bespoke dudes

fabio attanasio bespoke dudes

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

Brian Sacawa
He Spoke Style


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