Amalfian Home

On a hillside 20 minutes walk from Amalfi you’ll find Residence Villa Rosa, Caught between two local towns; Atrani and Ravello, it is both distant and close to the Italian life that buzzes all around. Atrani the former home of the Pantaleoni family, the wealthiest and utmost powerful of the state of Amalfi County during the 10th and 11th century. And Ravello, a hillside city dubbed the City of Music.

Amalfian Home - Dapper outfit by the Amalfi coast

On a steep hillside with an ocean view we resided for a week at Residence Villa Rosa, our Amalfian home. True to Italian spirit, the keeper of the residence only spoke Italian. No Spanish, No French, No German and certainly No English! Which can pose as a challenge when there is ‘something wrong’ with the apartment you’ve booked. Nonetheless, the hospitality was true to Italian spirit.

Amalfian Home - suited outfit by the Amalfi coast

The quarters are decorated with lightly painted tiles all over and an approach to interior that can be best described as minimal-but-ornamental. Only the necessities were there. Almost nordic, but expressive and Italian. This was our Amalfian home. An apartment that could easily house three couples and a guest on the couch.

Amalfian Home - Summer outfit by the Amalfi coast

No need to state that dressing is a necessity – but the way you do so tells a lot about character. Whether adopting a sporadic and undefinable approach or a strictly stylised look are two very different approaches to the personality that you seek to project. The person that you wish for your environment to perceive you as. Your true character, behaviour and values will of course be dominant, but a first impression can so often be solely judged from a shallow judgement of appearance. Though not as black and white as it may seem, it is worth paying attention to how you take yourself out.

Amalfian Home - contemporary summer outfit by the Amalfi coast

.. in Italy they wear suits, right?

On a personal level, I find myself navigating blindly – almost bi-polar – between progression and tradition. Fashion-forward yet simple and casual, often with a nod traditional menswear. When it comes to travelling, I find myself trying to adapt to a local wardrobe, without totally loosing track of my personal preferences. So as you know, in Italy they wear suits, right?

Light blue suit

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Portrait De L’HOMME

A destination where personality and a sense of fashion bond over a negroni. Often, but not always, centered around a specific individual’s journey of style and taste. All to remind that paying a bit of respect to your appearance pays off in regards to your confidence and how your surrounding environment perceives you.

A digital and visual odyssey by

Jon Grossert

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