Marco Pescarolo's Refined Designs
Neapolitan nostalgia meets modern refinement in Marco Pescarolo’s sublime offering of beautifully crafted trousers.
Popular Neapolitan folklore tells of a character called Pulcinella, who - with a famously mischievous and lively nature - is said to represent the creative soul of Naples and the effervescent spirit of its people. The symbol of Pulcinella’s mask is a common sight throughout Naples, a reminder of the city’s rich heritage and pulsating dynamism; its eclectic fusion of tradition and modernity. It is fitting, therefore, for a silhouette of the mask to have been chosen as the emblem of Marco Pescarolo, a label that takes pride in its Neopolitan roots, crafting trousers that occupy the space between traditional Italian elegance and contemporary cosmopolitan style. The brand was brought to life in 1999 by Marco Pescarolo, who hails from an entrepreneurial background, and his wife Anna de Matteis, a daughter of weavers with a particular passion for textiles. The couple melded their skillsets and have spent the past two decades in constant pursuit of excellence, sourcing the finest fabrics and employing the most efficient production methods, in an effort to keep the label true to its rich Italian heritage whilst embracing innovation and cutting-edge design.
Their trousers are crafted in Naples from luxurious fibres that range from ultra-soft Italian cashmere to naturally breathable Irish linen. Manufacturing processes encompass traditional artisanal handcrafting techniques as well as modern machinery, reinforcing the label’s dichotomous nature. Thin yarns, soft finishes and classically tailored silhouettes characterise its range: these trousers are designed to endure as staples, and are therefore understated in style, for ultimate versatility and ease of wear. Fits are flattering and cuts range from sophisticated flat-fronted slim cuts to relaxed Chiaia shapes. There is a distinct Mediterranean feel to the label’s offering: lightweight fabrics provide year-round breathability, perfect for warmer climes. The range includes jean-inspired styles made from cotton and silk blends, woven with a touch of elastane for a beautifully soft handle; airy linen trousers with the look of chambray; and slacks rendered in ultra fine 130s wool cloth, destined to become one’s go-tos in the colder winter months. There is a pair of trousers for every taste, with a colour palette that ranges from soft, muted neutrals to joyously bold tones of yellow, sky-blue and red. All styles are versatile enough to be dressed up or down, teamed just as effortlessly with a smart, tailored blazer; button down shirt and loafers as with a soft cotton T-shirt; suede bomber jacket and sneakers. No matter which pair you opt for, you can be sure that they will make for a worthy wardrobe addition. Explore our full Marco Pescarolo assortment here.