Paul & Shark has named Roberto Mancini, the current coach of the Italian national football team, to be its latest brand ambassador.Mancini, who during his career was one of the most technically gifted football players on the planet, joins Antonio Giovinazzi, the Alfa Romeo F1 driver, as the marque’s latest style plenipotentiary.
“My meeting with Paul & Shark was a meeting with a very Italian and very international company with which I immediately found myself in tune. We have the same values: respect for nature and people, elegance, beauty, the importance of fashion that’s made in Italy. Love for adventure,” explained Mancini.
Based in Varese, the hometown of Missoni located in the northern Italian region of Lombardy, Paul & Shark is know for its natty nautical style. Its founder Paulo Dini, the son of a wealthy fabric mill owner, discovered the name Paul & Shark on the sail of an 18th-century clipper that he chanced upon in a workshop in Maine.“More than a collaboration, it’s a meeting of people who share the same values and the same interests: the sea, the mountains, sports, adventure, and environmental protection,” said the brand in a release.
For their debut together, Mancini appears attired in a series of looks including sea-foam green techy Econyl jerkins or organic cotton yachting jerseys from Paul & Shark, the definition of Mediterranean nautical preppy.