Alberto Candiani talks Milan, Food and Denim

International DJ, Denim Maker, and friend for many years, Alberto Candiani shares some of his story below.


AR: What inspired you to get into your business?

AC: Family more than inspiration. I am a 4th generation Candiani… No need for inspiration really.


AR: What is your favorite motto?

AC: Not sure it will actually make sense in English: "If I am here there is a reason why I am here".


AR: What is your favorite destination to travel to?

AC: Probably Italy, I have spent so much time around the world that I am only now rediscovering my own country.  It's still one of the most beautiful places on Earth.


AR: What’s on your bucket list of where you still want to go? Why?

AC: I have never done a real bucket list. Of course I have my own personal goals and a couple of things I will want to enjoy in the future, but I am focused on the present right now.  Let's say for now, first thing on my bucket list would be to make one.


AR: What are your travel essentials?

AC: I learned to travel super-light even if I have to stay abroad for weeks with multiple destinations. I normally go carry on with 5/6 T-shirts, 2 pair of Jeans, plenty of underwear and sox.. sweater and tooth brush / paste.  Hotels can do laundry pretty good in 2015.  I always keep a little room for things I shop around.


AR: What is on your playlist right now?

AC: Always the same guys.. The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers (both had a great new album this year), Nine Inch Nails and my weird 80's selection.


AR: For anyone visiting your town, what is a go-to restaurant that can’t me missed?   What’s your favorite dish on the menu?

AC: In Milano you can't miss the Pizza downstairs my apartment, it's called Original Pizza Ok and it's my Sunday classic.  If you want to have something a bit ore creative you shall probably go to see my friends Eugenio & Ben at Al Mercato.  They can combine "Milanese food" with many fusion experiences, always in the right way.


AR: Describe your personal style.

AC: Simple. Jeans and T-Shirt kind of guy. A little "grungy" maybe?


AR: What is your favorite Ace Rivington product?

AC:  Denim of course.

We're honored at Ace Rivington to be the first brand in America to carry Candiani's Rivetto De Oro signature of quality.


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