WEAR IT OUT

‘My per­sonal style is so sim­ple that I don’t know if it de­serves the term’

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - GOING OUT | SEVEN DAYS - Emma Fraser

This week, I step in­side Dublin’s new­est spe­cial­ity bou­tique –An­thony Peto. Parisian owner An­thony is an ex­pert in his field and it shows in his beau­ti­ful hat bou­tique, lo­cated on South Anne Street in Dublin 2. an­tho­nypeto.com

What made you make the move to Dublin?

I fell in love with Dublin 12 years ago. I loved it through the bad times, and now I love it even more. For me it is the most fun and dy­namic city in Europe.

Tell us about your per­sonal style. What is your favourite piece that you own?

My per­sonal style is so sim­ple that I don’t know if it de­serves the term. Dark colours, jack­ets, nice shoes. So my choice of glasses has to be im­por­tant – ei­ther Cut­ler and Gross or Tom Ford. I have a won­der­ful grey jacket with big lapels from Dries Van Noten that we bought from his beau­ti­ful shop in An­twerp.

Do you have a favourite place to shop for cloth­ing in Dublin?

I would be ly­ing if I didn’t ad­mit that Brown Thomas is my favourite store in Dublin. I would like to live there.

What was your in­spi­ra­tion for the spring/sum­mer col­lec­tion? What hat trend are you most look­ing for­ward to bring­ing to Dublin and when will the new col­lec­tion be in store?

The new col­lec­tion will be in store in March. My in­spi­ra­tion comes from the bleached-out colours pro­duced by the hot Mediter­ranean sun, which have their own pal­ette of pale blues, greens and pinks. Th­ese look re­ally great on panama hats, and as the trend is for big­ger and big­ger hats, th­ese colours are go­ing to be gor­geous and easy to wear.

Pho­tos: Dean Ryan McDaid

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