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Twilight Vampire Peter Facinelli's Retro Style

The American Odyssey star talks about his edgy-yet-classic style and working with Matthew Broderick.

Though he’s a Twilight vampire, a Nurse Jackie regular, and star of the new TV thriller American Odyssey, Peter Facinelli’s not beyond getting stagestruck. “I remember doing a scene with Matthew Broderick [in Finding Amanda],” he says, “and I was like, ‘I’m working with Ferris Bueller!’ Then all of a sudden there was this long pause, and I realized, ‘Oh, God—it’s my turn to talk.’”

It’s not Broderick’s iconic film but another classic he’d use to describe his childhood in Queens, NY, though. “It was like West Side Story,” says the 41-year-old, whose parents emigrated from Italy. “My best friends were Cuban, and I was good pals with Italians, and they beat the crap out of each other all the time. I never got the whole race thing, so I was kind of stuck in the middle.”

But he’s not throwing his neighborhood under the bus: “I called my production company A7SLE because my first job was in a supermarket, and I worked in aisle 7, so I always want to remember where I came from.”

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Facinelli calls his style “retro relaxed”—also the perfect way to describe the Wooster + Lardini spring 2015 capsule collection, a collaboration between Italian house Lardini and fashion icon Nick Wooster. “The clothes are hip, fun, comfortable, and have an edge to them,” Facinelli says. 

The collection’s 21 pieces feature “classic tailoring that’s been turned on its ear,” Wooster says, with every piece garment-washed to add character while upholding fit. 

“It’s perfect for when you want a jacket that isn’t so serious but still has the illusion of being dressed up.”

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