From a knitting mill to Paul & Shark...
On March 4th, 1957, Gian Ludovico Dini procured a knitting mill called “Maglificio Daco,” located in a small town just outside Varese, Italy. It is here where the Paul & Shark story began.
His eldest son, Paolo Dini, was declared to be the ambassador of the company in the early 60’s by his father (Claudio, the youngest, become an architect in Milan) and it was in 1966 that the company was renamed Dama S.p.A – the synthesis of “Daco-Masnago,” in which Masnago is the location of the mill.
In the 70’s, the company launched the yachting world-inspired sportswear brand, Paul & Shark. By 1971, Paolo Dini was supplying wholesale and was simultaneously collaborating with big names such as Christian Dior and Balenciaga.
Today, Andrea Dini, son of Paolo, is the President and CEO of the Company (Dama S.p.A.) and Paul & Shark is a beloved luxury lifestyle sportswear brand that combines the unbeatable elements of that world renowned “made-in-Italy” quality together with the hi-tech savvy behind the materials employed in the apparel - many of which are patented.
Paul & Shark’s collections include Mens, Ladies, Cadets and Accessories, which are distributed through a network of more 200 mono-brand stores located in the most exclusive shopping enclaves; from Milan’s Via Montenapoleone, to Paris’ Faubourg Saint Honoré, to New York’s Madison Avenue, to Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive to Hong Kong’s Canton Road.
Over the years, the appreciation of Paul & Shark’s luxe wear has traversed from yachting and sailing to polo - the sport of kings, as well as golf and many others.
Paul & Shark is at the 1st Level, East Wing of the Shangrila-Plaza in EDSA corner Shaw Blvd.