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AN ITALIAN STORY
Founded in 1975 by the Dini family, Paul & Shark is today synonymous with Italian elegance and style, with its Men's, Women's, Children's and Accessories collections available in 73 different countries.
INTEGRATED PRODUCTION FROM THE VERY BEGINNING
On 4 March 1957 the Maglificio Daco mill, founded in 1921, opened its doors once again under new owner Gian Ludovico Dini who, nine years later, changed its name to Dama S.p.A. Every aspect of production took place within the company, from producing yarns to making the boxes used to package the clothing. Items were even shipped throughout the world thanks to a prestigious partnership with Christian Dior and Balenciaga.
A JOURNEY AND AN INSPIRATION
At the start of the 1970s Paolo Dini, the eldest son of Gian Ludovico, happened to find himself in a small sailmaker's workshop during a trip to Maine, where the sail from an old 18th-century clipper caught his eye. Its inscription read: Paul&Shark: It was fate.
AN AMBITIOUS MISSION
The brand's aim has always been to seek excellence both in the quality of its products and the manufacture of its materials, guaranteeing a rigorous selection process based on exacting standards. Paul&Shark creates sportswear, smart casual and luxury lines, combining technical fabrics with elegant and stylish details.
A YACHTING COLLECTION
This collection dates back to the mid-1970s, when Paul & Shark launched in the sports fashion sector with a collection inspired by the world of sailing and based on its elegance, performance and spirit of adventure.
THE BIRTH OF AN ICON
In 1978 its C0P918 pullover was born: a sailing sweater that would go onto become an icon of the Paul&Shark style. Instantly recognisable from its packaging, a metal can used on board ships as a multi-purpose container, this garment saw immediate success and signalled the start of a whole new water repellent knitwear collection.
ITALIAN DESIGN FROM HEAD TO TOE
Over the years the company has expanded greatly to become a comprehensive luxury sportswear range, appreciated by the fans of Italian fashion and high-performance technical materials, many of which have been patented by Paul&Shark.
The company is today run by CEO and President Andrea Dini, the third generation of the family. From start to finish, every aspect of each product is made in Italy.
A CHOICE OF STYLE
Paul&Shark offers a comprehensive range of sportswear, smart casual and luxury clothing designed to meet both your professional and recreational styling needs.
A UNIQUE LINE FOR HER, A COMFORTABLE COLLECTION FOR CHILDREN
The womenswear collections offer a range of elegant, casual and technical garments for a feminine feel. The Cadet line, designed for children aged 4 to 14 years, offers some of the brand s most iconic garments, focusing on producing practical and comfortable items for even the youngest sailors.
A SOLAR COMPANY
With the installation of over 500 solar panels at its headquarters, Paul & Shark has become a true Green Company. These panels are able to transform the sun s rays into electricity, providing 123,000 kWh of power which covers around 15% of the company s annual energy needs.
A PIONEERING LOGISTICS CENTRE
The company s distribution centre covers a surface area of over 30.000 square metres and is the final stop before our goods are shipped to stores throughout the world.
The Admiral s Collection by Paul&Shark is a sophisticated and contemporary collection that draws inspiration from the traditional British Royal Navy. Blue, white and a hint of red for the palette of typical nautical colours
Exciting and innovative like the GP 42, from which it draws inspiration, the Competition Collection reveals an active and leisure time spirit. The high-tech sporty line draws inspiration from the state-of-the-art vessel belonging to the class of ORC sailing, famous for its excellent high speed features and performance. Like the model, even the selection of highly technical garments is able to provide high level features without fearing the most extreme conditions.