It was 1955.
It all started in Italy during 2nd World War reconstruction thanks to a brilliant intuition by Giovanni Calmonte, Christian and Stefano’s grandfather.
He understood that the fabric market could be greatly developed to make the most of the emerging Made in Italy.
Therefore, he started marketing exclusive Italian fabrics in a small room.
His entrepreneurial skills were soon rewarded and step by step he built up a top business that quickly became one of the most important in Northern Italy.
Danilo Calmonte, smart son of the founder and Stefano and Christian’s father, will then understand at the end of the ’60s that the real new business opportunity was the clothes production. He built an extremely modern factory, located in the centre of Bassano del Grappa, which is still the headquarter.
It was a success. More than 900 employees worked in the factory, one of the most important in Europe.
2004 was the year of the great change.
Christian started to work in the company and with his strategic management skills, he supported his brother Stefano in the implementation of a new entrepreneurial adventure.
Brian Dales was born.
The new brand, with its creative meaning, moves towards the international markets.
Men styling is made of a defined slim-fitting, great care for details and neatness.
A new refined and sophisticated male vanity.
In the women collection the inspiration is a seductive woman playing with her updating allure.
The common point between the past and the present is the strong link with the made in Italy production, a must for the founders as for Stefano and Christian.
Nowadays the great chance and the big opportunity is the cooperation with all worldwide markets.
The brand philosophy is characterized by a clear concept.
Every collection is developed following three distinguished and separate lines that can be perfectly mixed and matched.
Brian Dales always mantains its elegance in a cocktail dress and in a dandy outfit, as well as in an easywear cloth.
The slim-fit is certainly the trait d’union.
The customer wearing Brian Dales likes proposing him/herself with a precious and dainty look.
Always and Forever.
The know-how heart is doubtlessly the fabric experimentation.
The fabric choice takes care of the tactile hand perception and of the spun yarn’s brightness and quality.
The highest standard quality of this choice is testified by the best Italian suppliers.
It’s a continuous search for the newest composition and high-tech texture.
A Japanese mood characterizes the men’s creativity.
The great passion of Stefano, Brian Dales Head Designer, is to follow personally all the manufacturing process using the best partners in the different product typologies.
Special attention is focused on the production chain for guaranteeing the highest quality.
A distincitve Made in Italy signature.
Danilo Calmonte, in his brilliant career, always loved to be inspired, as a source of inspiration, by his great passion, the car world. Starting from the ’60s Danilo drove go-karts and in the ’70s he was protagonist in the Italian and European competitions of the Formula 3, Formula 2 and Rally championships. Then he approached the veteran cars, starting with the very luxurious and concentrating later in competition veteran cars. He liked very much to show and to drive them in international exhibitions.
This mood evidently characterized his fashion vision. In the famous fashion exibhition “Pitti Uomo” his stands reflected the relationship between the man and the car in a very elegant and unique set up always remembered as ‘ the mythicals’. His dream became the creation of an exclusive exhibition only for veteran cars.In 1995 he gave life and organized with his brother Renato the glorious race and exhibition “Le Mitiche Sport a Bassano” to which only the special “Barchetta” cars built from 1920 to 1960 were admitted.
Since that time all lovers of veteran cars consider it an unmissable event and come to Bassano from all over the world to be caught in a magic atmosphere of friendship and passion that Danilo always transmitted to people. Christian and Stefano are still growing their father’s strong fondness.