Style, sophistication, elegance. . . Where can we find that old-school cool in our consumer culture of instantly disposable celebrity? Time to meet Patrizio Buanne. Tall, dark, and handsome, perfectly groomed and impeccably dressed, the clean-cut Italian with the rich baritone voice is an enigma.
Inspired by the singers of yesteryear, Buanne harks back to a time when a man would not dream of singing onstage in anything less than a suit, shoes polished, clean-shaven, hair neatly brushed, with a dab of cologne behind the ears.
Nothing strange about that, you might say. Except that Buanne is only 26 years old—and hopelessly devoted to his art: romantic crooning. Dean Martin, Paul Anka, Tom Jones, along with the traditional Italian singers—these are the men he idolizes. Unfashionable? Perhaps, on first impression. But as they say: style is temporary and class is permanent.