Max Girombelli’s family has been in the men’s fine fashion business for three generations. His company, Duca Sartoria, has come to be known as a symbol for exclusive Italian menswear. The Madison Avenue location of Duca Sartoria is the custom clothier of choice for haute New Yorkers, which is why we chose the easy-going Italian as our Haute Ambassador for Men’s Fashion. Each issue, Max advises Haute Living readers about the season’s trends, and if you heed his advice, there is little doubt you will be the best-dressed man in any room you walk into.
Where were you born ?
How long in New york:
It's been 10 years since I moved to the city, but I used to come for a couple of months each year before that... I just loved it.
Upper East Side
Entrepreneur and Owner of Duca Sartoria
Best Ethnic Food:
Best place for late night dining:
212 Restaurant on 65 and Lexington.
The Sacher Torte at Demel Bakery at the Plaza Hotel
Best place for a romantic date:
Any single corner of Central Park
Best Sunday brunch:
Soho House with my daughter
Cipriani's Upstairs Lounge
Best place for a power business meeting:
All-around favorite spot in New york:
The Grand Central Oyster Bar in Grand Central Station, a classic and timeless locale
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
Chelsea Hotel, but only if they understand...
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
Best place to buy Jewelry/Watches:
Favorite Cultural Institution:
The Metropolitan Museum
Best Aspect of New york:
To be in a "New York State of Mind"
Luzzo's. It's like having a pizza in Naples.
Cipriani Dolci in Grand Central Terminal
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
Chinese massage in Chinatown
Best Limousine/Driving Service:
Neno INTL Limo service
"Amazing Butterflies" exhibit at the Natural History Museum
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:
The High Line
Best Broadway show:
The Lion King. I am still a kid.