put a lot of thought into his outfit.. the sock & shirt..( polka dot pattern) and the tie & shoes (cordovan)…compliment one another.. he picked up the royal blue of the socks & paired the jacket with it.. all against a neutral beige.
oh, these dapper italian men bring back memories! i went to italy in 1980 with a youth orchestra – the style of the men was worlds apart from angel flights and feathered hair! at certain points they decided we needed a little 'security' and sent in the caribineri – even they were peacocks.
of course, when i grew up i married man of sicilian descent and now i iron his tee shirts for him ;) steph
Boots not cap toes with a blue blazer and contrasting slacks, for me at least. I once worked for a garment center executive who owned two pair of exquisite boots, custom made in Italy. He wore them with a similar ensemble as Nicola's, but to a much more refined effect.
Would really like to get a closer look at that timepiece. Its hard to find a classic with a cream/yellow face like that. Im dreaming that the number on the face are roman numerals….if they are, Perfection !
Beautiful example of sophistication through understament and subtlety.
While I wouldn't wear a jacket with a peaked lapel that wide or with vents that are that deep, I'd love to steal the rest of this look, or to at least adopt some of the ideas behind it. It's a beautiful balance of casual elegance: playful without being showy or loud, laidback but not rumpled, modern yet timeless at the same time.
I also admire how even the wispy beard and the tousled hair don't diminish any of the look's sharpness. Love the micro-patterned shirt with the tie, the overlapping ticket pocket, and those particular shades of blue and khaki together.
"Ladies. Look at your man. Now look at my hair. Back at your man. Now look at my socks. Oh yes. Polka-dot legwear love surprise. Your man can't dress like me. But if he wears long socks his ankles could look like mine.
anonymous@3:57 wrote "Well-dresed men build their style on the accumulation of small details."
Well said, and this is an example of why. If he'd chosen plain socks, shirt and blazer he would still look very good and elegant but the added details give his outfit an extra dimension and a subtle edge. The patterned socks add a witty note to his outfit. The details also give us more to talk about :)
I love the colors, especially the color of the blazer. Any man would look good this summer in a jacket and trousers in these shades.