Originally Posted by voxsartoria
Oh, come now, G: Agnelli's reputation for elegance predates the Internet. If we exclude him as an inspiration for dressing well, we are left with standards that might be impossible to apply in the real world. Is part of your point that Agnelli was helped along considerably by being so handsome and living as a conspicuous man of wealth, lending a bit of aura to his clothes rather than drawing from them? I think that there is a bit of truth to that. But, that is as it should be, don't you think? The man wearing the clothes and not the other way around. - B
Oh, I didn't mean to imply that Agnelli's reputation as a fine dresser is a recent phenomenon, the internet has broadened his appeal, by making him more 'visable' but his reputation existed before the advent of the internet. How he obtained his clothes doesn't concern me, I'm talking about his style in isolation from that, just the clothes, the style. I don't see anything deserving of his great reputation as a dresser. The 'fascination' with C. Grant I can understand, also the DoW, who was very innovative, if not entirely sane, but not Agnelli. What is it that you like about him?