Paul & Shark | Heritage
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.
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.
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.
AN INTERNATIONAL BRAND
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.
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 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 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.