The italian job
The Italian job
Styling: Natasha Lionaki
Photographer: Panos Davios
Words by Eleni Papaioannou
Either walking through the Milan city streets or even in the center of Athens, do the suit thing the italian way!
Ever wonder how they do it? How they match loudness with impecable style and chicness with a street-wise flare? Well, the italians have been doing it a lot better ever since Marcello lead the way towards a more rebelious, uncompromising decomposition of the classic parts of the suit. If you look at today’s latin fashion lovers, you will discover their respect for the roots of this archetypical uniform and a simple way of making their suave attitude your own:
YOUR ACCESSORIES HAVE A STORY OF THEIR OWN TO TELL, AND THEY TELL IT BY CHOOSING NOT TO MATCH WITH YOUR OUTFIT
·The shirt: Make it loud, say it proud but give it your best. You can done a strong patterned shirt with a noisy print but make sure the quality is top notch and the colors are keeping it all together in a subtle way. The louder the pattern, the simpler the color palette.
·The pants: Just put on your jeans and treat them as dress pants! Make sure they are fairly short and their bottom stops before your ancles. To tell you the truth, young italians have taken things a little further by cutting their trousers even higher, right before the calf. But we won’t urge you to go to such extremes.
·The jacket: Always a different color all together, standing out on its own, preferably made with a bold material like this boucle piece. This, gentlemen, is a statement jacket.
·Shoes: Loafers, loafers, loafers. But even if your shoes are not slip ons, forget wearing socks and you got the italian deal. When the weather is really cold, you can go for a brightly colored pair, but it usually isn’t in the Mediteranean, right?
·Accessories: They have a story of their own to tell, and they tell it by choosing not to match with your outfit but with each other. Just like this briefcase by Brooks Brothersthat plays ball with the«Lonely Desert» watch by Swatch.
WHERE TO BUY
Boucle wool blazer, all over printed cotton shirt and slim fit chino with belt, all by Scotch & Soda, available at Collective.
Watch “LONELY DESERT” by swatch, available at The Swatch Group Greece S.A.www.swatch.com
Canvas Soft Briefcase by Brooks Brothers, available at www.brooksbrothers.com
Crocodile Skin Print Slip-Ons By Cesare Paciotti, available at www.kalogirou.com