Style February 2021
The Teflon Don, the Dapper Don, folk hero and brutal Mafioso: the legend of John Gotti contained more than one narrative. Originally published in Issue 53 of The Rake, James Medd writes that Gotti, the fifth of 13 children born to Italian immigrants, couldn’t handle the role of Mob boss. In the end, this insecure, violent, swaggering outlaw was the man who broke the family business.
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Dressing Gotti: How John Travolta Became The Dapper Don
With the cinematic release next month of Gotti, starring John Travolta, The Rake caught up with Matteo Perin, Travolta’s personal tailor and the man responsible for transforming him into the…