I’ve never been a monogram guy but recently I began asking my tailor to eliminate his own label and instead put my monogram on the back inside collar of my shirts. I am really happy with the personalized effect.
I hate monograms. It used to be for big italian family, to know whose shirt belong to after it was washed. ’cause back in the days, at least in Italy, pret Ă porter didn’t exist, so everybody had shirt “su misura”. And the monogram was placed on a lower part than that. The part that was tucked in. Now it’s just so everyone can see it’s “sur mesure”. Or maybe people can’t remember there name.
To an American I can see why this guy looks exciting – and granted, he’s good looking – but the hair, tan, overall look etc. isn’t that unusual in the Med, so if we just see him as a ‘normal’ guy (ignoring the European look) the clothes are really boring: nothing sartorial about those cheap shoes, nor the sweater around the waist.
Can’t see precisely from the picture, but the shoes could be Hogan and the model is called Interactive. These are extremely popular in Italy, they are not at all sport shoes and cost in the US around $400 in Milan â‚¬250.
Concerning the sweater the problem is that in the spring if you are already out in the morning the temperature is quite chilling, but by noon it would be quite hot until late afternoon, so you always have to figure out what to do with sweaters and jackets. The solution is a classic, in the evening there is the on the shoulder version, but I consider it quite nerdy and old fashion.
This way is more casual and unmistakebly Italian.
Overall the look is very typical and I think a good example how people dress in Italy.
The point is that it seems simple, but this is the strenght of Italians sense of fashion. Not really extravagant, but worked out up to the little details.
PS: Italians do have mothers that worry a bit too much so the sweater might be also an effect of that. They would not let you out of the house if you do not take it with you.
I must say a lot of Milanese men look like him, with the same hair, usually pulled back with a head band. My Milanese friends in NY dress like him also, it’s very typical, and when you see it up close, it looks very chic. And their jeans are usually Diesel.
These shoes are not my cup of tea cause, as you may know, this type hogan hid an thick sole to make you look taller and that’s awful. period. beside they’re definetely not a shoe you can use in the gym! they are a weekend shoes for the wannabees not-chic at all.
as for the monogram: I have put then on some shirts also to distinguish them from those of my father when we make the shirtmaker make two samples with the same tissue (in case we both like it). the best place should be a hidden one.
I am totally in love with this man. He is the most gorgeous guy. I hope he’s a supermodel or something, otherwise the world is missing out on some seriously HOT eye candy. His outfit is adorable – relaxed cool, looks very effortless. HOT!
in response to the comment that he looks like milanese men in new york: that makes sense. i lived in italy for a year and his style is very typical italian. (and, i think, quite sexy). i can picture him hopping on his moped and then chain smoking cigarettes over aperativos with similarly-dressed guys at a bar with free food at 5pm.
In all my years I have never seen a guy that looks sooooo… sexy and the fact he’s in Milan makes him even more tempting. I wonder if his single, I like his contraposto pose and his serious, cool, sexy look he has but he’s got to lose the shoe and the blue shirt is very classic. Overall he looks Perfectoooo!