3 Ways to
Wear Cashmere

3 Ways
to Wear Cashmere

With Davide Baroncini,
founder of Ghiaia

3 Ways to Wear Men's Cashmere

I discovered Ghiaia (pronounced Ghe-i-ya) during the early pandemic days thanks to photographer Justin Chung's involvement in their “Stories” series. The storytelling through elegant imagery, beautiful merchandising and cashmere sweaters evokes a lot of emotion thanks to brand founder Davide Baroncini. In the same way Ralph Lauren was able to capture the aspirational American lifestyle, Davide is able to do the same—except with Italy's relaxed elegance. His brand is rooted in vintage cars, sea-diving watches and the kind of timeless soft tailoring that goes great with an afternoon espresso.

The Sicilian born designer has done a great job at reimagining a classic menswear staple, the cashmere sweater. Ghiaia's version is made in Italy from 100% cashmere and finished with a ribbed neck, cuffs and hem for a more modern design and fit. Of course, they don't come cheap. One of these heirloom-quality sweaters is quite the investment, but it's something that can be worn over and over again and styled with anything year-round. Who better to ask on how to style such a sartorial staple?

Baroncini often pairs his looks with classic pieces in inviting neutral tones, such as creams, navy and grey colors that really give off a nonchalant elegance that only Italians can seem to pull off. He says the secret is in mixing tones and textures—keeping things tailored yet relaxed to give you a refined, effortless look. We caught up with him to see what he's been eyeing lately to pair with his sweaters.

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3 Ways to Wear
a Cashmere Sweater

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With
Chinos

Men's cashmere sweater with chinos outfit
Men's cashmere sweater with chinos outfit

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1) Cashmere crewneck sweater,
$695 by Ghiaia

2) Relaxed fit pleated chino pant,
$168 by Ralph Lauren

3) Japanese selvedge oxford button-down,
$185 by Todd Snyder

4) Archive canvas jacket,
$998 by Fay

5) Marinaio cotton beanie,
$149 by Ghiaia

6) Suede Ranger moc,
$265 by Rancourt & Co.

7) Monaco Calibre 11 39mm watch,
$6,350 by TAG Heuer

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With
Sweats

Men's cashmere sweater with sweats outfit
Men's cashmere sweater with sweats outfit

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1) Cashmere crewneck sweater,
$695 by Ghiaia

2) Cashmere knitted jogger,
$895 by Ghiaia

3) U T-shirt,
$19.90 by UNIQLO

4) Cotton working shirt,
$395 by Ghiaia

5) Soundlink around-ear wireless headphones II,
$229 by Bose

6) Leather ankle boots,
$1,295 / $660 by Brunello Cucinelli

7) Modello Quattro U4-A watch,
$460 by Unimatic

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With
Denim

Men's cashmere sweater with denim outfit
Men's cashmere sweater with denim outfit

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1) Cashmere crewneck sweater,
$695 by Ghiaia

2) Vintage 505 jeans,
$118 by Levi's

3) Marinaio cotton shawl collar cardigan,
$995 by Ghiaia

4) Cotton-canvas blouson jacket,
$270 by Carhartt WIP

5) U T-shirt,
$19.90 by UNIQLO

6) Marinaio cotton beanie,
$149 by Ghiaia

7) Zolman glasses,
$290 by Moscot

8) Super Sea Wolf 53 compression bracelet watch,
$1,395 by Zodiac

Cashmere
Care

Dry cleaning can stiffen and actually damage wool fibers, especially cashmere. Your best bet is to hand wash your sweater after eight to ten wearings.

NOTE: Items featured in this story are independently selected by the editorial team. Purchasing via our links may earn Valet. a portion of the sale, which helps fund our editorial mission.

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