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MY LOOK: Talking style with Dominic Coballe, co-owner of the local design house know as N-Product

Dominic is wearing a Joseph Abboud jacket paired with a Hugo Boss button-down, vintage Lee denim jacket, and Levi's cords. He topped off his outfit with a vintage tie and N-Product wooden tie clip. Photo by John Kealey.

By Elisabetta Bianchini

N-Product, the company owned by you and your wife, is basically a small design house for the lifestyle goods you conceive. How would you describe the brand and your designs?
N-Product is a play on words. N speaks to a mathematical equation — to the nth degree — meaning infinite ideas and products, which is our motivation. We don’t want to limit ourselves. Our goal is to make things that are fun and that instigate some sort of reaction with people.

You’ve said you’re a practitioner of the Slow Goods movement, which emphasizes quality materials, sustainable sourcing, and local manufacturing whenever possible. How does that impact what you personally wear or buy?
Both of us like fashion and clothing, but we don’t really like the disposable nature of things — we try to think of everything we buy as an investment. Really look at brands and labels that follow the Slow Goods approach, and you understand why the price tag makes sense.

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