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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Today our collections (men's, women's, children's and accessories) are available throughout the world in 73 different countries, 458 cities and 474 points of sale, of which more than 280 are Paul&Shark monobrand boutiques located in the most exclusive shopping areas, from Milan - Via Montenapoleone, to Paris - Rue du Faubourg St. Honoré, New York - Madison Avenue, Beverly Hills - Rodeo Drive , Hong Kong - Canton Road, Shanghai - Nanjing Road, Dubai – Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates, Moscow – Gum.
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.
Paul&Shark offers a comprehensive range of sportswear, smart casual and luxury clothing designed to meet both your professional and recreational styling needs.
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.