January 17, 2018 by Chris Kilkus
Paris Insider Addresses: Gauthier Borsarello
Gauthier Borsarello, men’s wear fashion consultant and style director of Holiday Boileau
When it comes to dressing, Gauthier Borsarello sees himself as a back-to-basics traditionalist. The designer is working on launching a new brand with a heritage French factory near Angers that stopped producing its own label in the Seventies and is looking to relaunch it.
What makes his heart beat are the old-school addresses specializing in one product, like Swann & Oscar for shirts, or L’Aiglon for belts. “You can go there and choose your colors and patterns, and it’s made in France,” he said.
A lot of the city’s classic institutions like Arnys or Old England have disappeared, he lamented.
But there are still “some gems” that could do with promoting in order to keep them alive, like Berteil, an old house dealing in classic Parisian style (think: a pair of brightly colored corduroys, a flannel jacket or blazer and button-down shirt), said Borsarello for whom the future of men’s wear lies in “a return to the traditional way of making clothes and mixing it in a modern way.” He sees French style as “the art of mixing Italian, American and British style, and Arnys were the best at it.”
He can spend hours at Anatomica,