"The greatest satisfaction is that of a job well done."
Interview with Antonio Vidal
TELL US ABOUT THE START OF YOUR CAREER?
I have been working for over 40 years, totally dedicated to men’s fashions, and specialising in tailored items. Many years of working as an employee gave me the opportunity to acquire a wealth of detailed knowledge about the fashion industry, products, clients and even the competition. This enormous knowhow turned out to be essential when I took over the management of the company in 2012. Four years on, the César by Antonio Vidal project is full of stimulating challenges, new targets and has an extremely promising future ahead of it.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE LOOK AND FEEL OF YOUR STORE?
The store, which has two separate areas, wants to provide a route through the world of men’s fashions in all of its sporty, casual forms and also where the art of tailoring stands out, in made-to-measure suits and shirts. The link between the two areas – one more classic and formal and the other, more casual – offers customers an all-round view of the possible purchasing opportunities.
WHICH ARE YOUR FAVOURITE BRANDS AND MOST POPULAR ITEMS?
When it comes to tailored clothes, Canali, Sartoria Latorre, Paoloni, L.B.M, Herno, Harmont & Blaine, Zanella, Tramarossa, Trussardi, Replay, Brooksfield, and Mizuno… The most popular item types include tailored items and shirts, which account for most of the sales, without forgetting the casual, sporty sector. Our specialisation does in fact give us a great deal of satisfaction.
WHICH XACUS ITEMS DO YOU SELECT AND PURCHASE?
The answer to that is easy: the basic suit shirt. I work with classical brands but also with more casual items. However, we do like to focus on classics, but also on formalwear and wrinkle free items.
HOW IMPORTANT IS THE LEVEL OF SERVICE OFFERED BY THE BRANDS YOU CHOOSE TO WORK WITH?
We think the continuing quality of service is essential. A stock service of the highest quality and being able to count on a wide range of items offered continuously by the company translates into our loyalty and peace of mind.
HOW IMPORTANT ARE YOUR EMPLOYEES AND HOW DO YOU TRY TO GIVE THEM A LEADING ROLE?
What would be the use of working with great names in men’s fashions if we couldn’t count on a team of professionals? Since I have embarked on this new stage in business, one of my challenges consists of being able to rely on a group of experienced professionals, people who are open to ongoing training and who are driven by the fundamental values of my lifestyle philosophy: honesty, loyalty, a love of this profession, and the ability to improve.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE QUOTE?
The greatest satisfaction is that of a job well done.
We live in a highly competitive environment but being able to count on a company like Xacus means we are safe in the knowledge that there is someone out there supporting you and with whom you can progress your professional career.