I like the suit and the shoes but the tie clip has been the focus of my attention. First I thought it should go, then that it was somewhat endearing in an old-fashioned way and now I’m starting to like it, at least on him. I doubt that he’d consider going without it anyway- he looks quite used to it.
interesting to note that this look will be ‘historical’ in 25 – 50 years: the way kids dress today, its doubtful that they could get away with this look as they approach middle age without looking forced
Nice. The lapels are a bit too wide for my taste, but the fabric and the fit are lovely. I like the idea of using the pocket square to introduce some additional color. I’d have gone with something brighter, just because he’s got the dark tie and the blue shirt. But, overall he’s looking good.
A friend just clued me in as to who this is (Beppe Modenese, founder of Milan fashion week) AND to the fact that his “tie clip” is a safety pin. So much to learn here! To My Greatest Intervention 2:24 I don’t know if I have a long-lost family line in Milano or not. It would be nice though.
The last comment was spot on, those sadly clad youngsters behind him only drive home further how much of a class act this man is. Just look at that shade of blue popping out from behind the snazzy pinstripes. Not to mention an expert selection of shoes. Good form, good form old chap.
Compared to most meffs you see in Italy these days, this chap proves that when an Italian bloke gets a suit right everyone else should just leave. His younger compatriots should take note and ditch the pre-distressed denim, Buffalo shoes and Tony & Guy mullets.