Come on. Scott would have not photographed him if you wasn't famous. You can see this ignorant style everywhere where young rich people dine or go out. On the other hand, the girl on Via Manzoni is gorgeous.
wow, similar stylings to oneself. Its good to be daring and experimental with colour,shades and patterns. Love the juxtaposition between the outlandish top section and the very plain jeans. All brought down to earth with some fantastic worn in boots. Love !!
Someone above said he was trying too hard. I don't think so. While I think he looks like a circus barker 75% of the time (the other 25% he NAILS it), he deserves credit for his carefree attitude IMO. I bet he wakes up, slaps something on that he thinks is "fun" and then goes on his way. Not trying at all really – it just happens to work for him. Luca Rubinacci strikes me in the same way, although I like his style much better…
He carries this eclectic look so well. I wonder if any part of this look (the jacket perhaps) belongs to his father . . . I've read that he inherited some wonderful pieces from his Dad that he incorporates into his look.
Pink is a most manly colour. I would happily wear this outfit. Undoing the buttons on his sleeves is overkill. As Mr. Hackett has pointed out in the past, it is enough to know that the cuffs are not just for show, and too much to show it off.
It's hard for me to imagine where one would find men's clothes in these colors, esp. the jacket. Note to poster above: lots of men look good in pink. There are lots of different shades and there is one for any guy's coloring. The problem is with some men's heads, i.e, it's too feminine. Right on, Pink Men! You have confidence and aren't prejudiced.
He hits the pinks nicely here, I don't think he does nearly as well with the blues though. the pocket square is too light for the jeans and the blue in the jacket has too much green in it to really match either of the other blues. Well done on the pinks though
A very bold choice that ultimately yields success. Obviously the pink shirt is going to be the center of attention, but it doesn't look out of place at all with the rest of the outfit. I must admit, I never thought I'd see a pink/brown/teal plaid jacket that was somehow *not* the flashiest part of the ensemble.
It's great to see glamorous inherited wealth plus idiosyncratic risk-taking in personal style, and this guy is normally wonderful to watch: but this outfit, it's just saying clown. Maybe there's a subtle italian commedia del arte reference we're not getting…
I have a jacket like that, but my colours are nowhere near as great as his. By the way, I work for an indie bookshop and wrote a blurb on your book in this month's newsletter! http://www.dieselbookstore.com/january-2010
I am always amazed by his style. Obviously very creative but more importantly he is very bold in styling himself, he doesn't hesitate to be marginal. Even when he wears a suit he spices it up with either amazing vibrant colors or very unique accessories.
I really don't understand this Lapo thing. If a normal dude was wearing this same outfit he would just be considered ridiculous. I guess he is trying to imitate his granfather, but…sorry Lapo…mission not accomplished.
this pics makes me happy! I like the shirt, and it looks good with the tie (about the tie: i'd have picked a skinny tie). I don't know about the jacket though…! The only thing I can add is that, the whole thing works out well on him…
There are things I love about Lapo Elkann's style, his continually greasy/dirty looking hair is not one of them. It really makes him look like a euro-trash Italian pimp. On the other hand that jacket is beautiful and those boots I would kill for.
Just a little political fashion note. As you will see, Lapo seems not to be very popular with Italians. This is because he is a nephew of Gianni Agnelli, the former owner of FIAT car factory. It looks like that when hard times come for FIAT, the taxpayer has to help the firm that is too big to fail.; when hard times come for Italy, you can count that FIAT will not help and the Agnelli family will be counting their money while laying off workers. Frankly, a pink shirt is not enough to overcome this that may be a prejudice, but has its reasons.
in italy there are many real guys then :) men are wearing purple-lavender pink and fucsia for a couple of years now…it is an eloquent color statement, but "green" in its reticence is the color for magic in man style…as we have seen in some other recent posts.
Lapo is the cutest ever! And he really look like a young Mickey Rourke and MR used to be the most fabulous guy in the universe. I don't think he tries too hard at all, I think he's got a wonderful wardrobe to choose from, and a lot of attitude and looks to get away with almost anything. This is a dude who would like a million dollar even in dreadlocks and cut offs combined with a stetson and some sweat bandana around his head :)
shirt collar is too small, itÂŽs tips cannot be covered by the jacketÂŽs lapels and are lifted up from the shirt front by the tie knot. very italian gentleman – NOT ! open buttons on both cuffs is just pompous and vulgar, especially if one can afford bespoke by the truckload. subtleness obviously can not be inherited. the pocket square matching the cuffs on the jeans, intentionally or unintentionally, is GENIUS.
I'm not really a big fan of Lapo (the person) or his style. The Agnelli family have always been a stylish bunch: Gianni "l'Avvocato" (Lapo's grandfather) was renowned for his sartorial quirks, such as the tie over the sweater or watch over the shirt cuff. Lapo sometimes seems a tad confused, but you can't accuse him of being afraid to take risks. He and his older brother John seem to represent both sides of the Agnelli aesthetic.
I breezed past most of the other comments; sorry if I'm just echoing what's already been said but I'm madly jealous over this — I always find those outrageous 70s glen-plaid jackets at thrift stores and never had the courage to try something like this. This is EXACTLY what I'd like to do — it's high dandyism at its very very best. Bravo. Also, he's not exactly ugly, that Lapo, now is he? Nuh-ugh….
It is groovy. The Lapo of luxury does it again. Son style me sidĂšre. Bravo! Yes, it's true. Americans often think a good look is "trying too hard" or "too young." But they are also the world's most unjudgmental people. MystĂšre.
it took me a minute to figure out what makes this and other of his looks work so well (most of the time that is). there is this tension in his outfits between restraint and exuberance that especially in the lapo context is so exciting to watch. his devilish grim, five oclock shadow, and roguish hair provide necessary background to understand a pink shirt, similarly shaded tie, and that killer jacket. the unrestrained use of pink launches the look and our anxiety to atmospheric heights wondering if it can be coaxed earthward without falter. the pants and boots, demure in comparison, are a concession to trends that insist the combination is as formal as any grey flannel and loafer, that lure you into believing the top half of the outfit. by couching the hyperbolic top in the familiar almost pedestrian combination on the bottom you are simultaneously worried and reassured that this is still lapo elkan and he doesn't disappoint.
p.s. another example of lapo that will worry you and then make it all better can be found in an april 2008 photo. never has just rolled out of bed looked so refined, check it out.
Like Chia said, looking at this just makes me happy! He's got a terrific, even reckless, sense of style. Someone once said that red hair is "unfortunate" on a man, but he's the living proof of the opposite.
I very often LOVE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY!, but rarely really GET the fascination for the bizarre the rest of your audience apparently does. Lapo must have been in a blindfold to have put that wretched outfit 'together'! -If he was an ordinary man from Padua, not one of these commenting fashionistas would find EVERYTHING about him so SUBLIME! The man is rich enough to find his own fashion voice w/out looking like a TOTAL FOOL…which is what his appearance screams to anyone w/ an objective view . Jack
Not the kind of look I usually love, but… I love it. (Rattier jeans & classic well-worn Red Wing pole-climber boots would make it even better.) I've got to show this photo to the DH–he'd look great in something inspired by it!
You have to be very self assured to pull this look off. Who else but Lapo? Can't think of too many others off hand. The boots and rockabilly rolled jeans seal the deal. He is so right on the mark here.