Hello, my name is Dominic Bergamin. I am 35 and originally from Switzerland. Currently I am living inside the Vatican, in the eternal city of Rome.
I think I have a very classic style – elegant with a healthy Italian influence.
I immediately think of my grandfather, he always had this effortlessly cool look, similar to the the iconic Gianni Agnelli.
I found my way into the cigar world about five years ago. Back then my fiancé (now my wife) had this huge humidor at home from her trip to Cuba. What a shame I thought that it’s empty, time to fill it up with some nice Cuban cigars! And so I started. I didn’t have much knowledge but I was curious to dive into this unique and interesting world. It’s like with most hobbies, once you start you get hooked and addicted to growing your collection.
Regarding my interest in men’s fashion, at cigar events I often met well-dressed gentlemen. So basically my cigar habit brought me to focus more and more on menswear. I admired some of the styles I saw and so, like I started with the cigars, I did research and followed some men’s style influencers. I’m spoilt living in Rome with such an elegant range of ready to wear and fabulous tailors for made to measure. I really enjoy dressing well.
IG for this matter is amazing. There are so many classic style influencers on Instagram from whom I can draw inspiration. I also keenly follow sites like mnswrmagazine, the rake or wmbrownproject.
If you had to name one person that has had the most influence on your style, who would that be?
My tailor Antonio Caiazza here in Rome inspires me the most. He is a very young yet accomplished tailor who trained under the greats! He creates his own youthful, Italian sartorial look using all the classic superb quality fabrics.
The Italian scene has away been a great influence in the sartorial world. You can see that, for example, at ‘Pittiuomo’, the highly coveted men’s fashion event in Florence that grows every year. We are also currently experiencing a generational shift, renowned tailors are slowly handing their businesses down to the younger generation. This gives them the opportunity to create their own style, and produce their own characteristic pieces.