Mens Dress Shirt Styles

It is certainly not a modern invention, and it has started to intrigue gentlemen since style icons like Gianni Agnelli (and now his grandson Lapo) showed the world that everyone could easily wear it stylishly. We are now used to see shirts combined in different outfits, for which it becomes extremely important to find the style that fits us better. Let’s start from […]

Shining shoes – The tricks of the trade

Have you ever heard the italian term Sciuscià? It’s a neapolitan (birthplace of this art) term that describes shoe shine job or shoeshiner, borned at the beginning of twentieth century. “Sciuscià” is also a famous and loved neorealist film directed by Vittorio De Sica, about the stories of shoe’s artists. This is an ancient art […]

How to wear a sports jacket

Italian tailoring has strongly influenced in the development of the today’s sport jacket: Italian tailors have chosen softer and lighter fabrics compared to English ones, using more striking colours and designs that have given the Italian sport jacket a strong international reputation. High Quality: In order to recognize a high quality sport jacket it is important to pay attention to some specific details: The shoulder: In a […]

The vestigial organs

history of formal clothing

The word “elegance” comes from the Latin “eligere”, to select. Not by chance the true gentleman is often a connoisseur, meaning “someone able to choose”. Integral to choose is to know. Knowing what you are wearing and when to wear it can help the aspiring gentleman not only to succeed (or to fail, depending on […]

The unwritten code of elegance

the basic rules of elegance

Every man who wants to pride himself in being a gentleman must know what I would call “the basic rules of elegance”. They are unwritten, ancient rules, taught in family, through books or by simply spending time with other elegant gentlemen. These, with some opportune changes, can be applied also nowadays. First of all, we […]