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post #31 of 63
The picture is not showing up on my window =/
post #32 of 63


Try it, now . . .
post #33 of 63
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Originally Posted by Ivan Kipling
guy in right: per favore, signore! do not wear those pattini spaventosi. and please wait for cinque minuti, i will go up and get your calzini!
post #34 of 63
[quote=Ivan Kipling]My eye drops at once, to the shoes, and stays there. Not good.
Can't explain why, but a number of people involved deeply in fashion often look bad, when photographed in their own, clothes. Anna Wintour, is a horror. Tom Ford seem stuck inside open shirts, down to his stomach. Giorgio Armani is often snapped with trousers piled so deep at his ankles, that another pair of pants could be made from the excess folds. Yves Saint Laurent wore boring, business suits to his runway shows. I've noticed this with makeup artists, too . . . many of them look like escapees from sideshows.
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I will have to disagree with the make up artist looking crazy thing, the M-artist I have seen are goregous.
post #35 of 63
Hi ramses . . . all depends on which makeup artist, you see. The ones I come across, often look overdone.
post #36 of 63
This picture came directly out of the current GQ. The corresponding article explained "How to Dress Like an Italian." This included things like: (1) go sockless with loafers that don't match your belt; (2) have thin end of the tie longer than wide end; (3) wear your watch on the outside of your cuff (look closely). So, if the picture looks a little contrived and doesn't follow conventional rules, that's why.
post #37 of 63
I frequently go sockless with a seersucker suit (no tie) and British tan loafers, but I think the slim short pants and those shoes paired with Mr. Borrelli's dark suit look terrible. It looks as though he stepped in ankle deep water and had to change out of his wet socks and shoes.

Break the rules if you want, but do so elegantly or with purpose, not as a punchline.
post #38 of 63
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Originally Posted by URMarc
This picture came directly out of the current GQ. The corresponding article explained "How to Dress Like an Italian." This included things like: (1) go sockless with loafers that don't match your belt; (2) have thin end of the tie longer than wide end; (3) wear your watch on the outside of your cuff (look closely). So, if the picture looks a little contrived and doesn't follow conventional rules, that's why.
That's the tail wagging the dog right there. Those little affectations (if done at all) must be preceeded by much more fundamental things, like a natural shoulder on the jacket.
post #39 of 63
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Originally Posted by URMarc
This picture came directly out of the current GQ. The corresponding article explained "How to Dress Like an Italian." This included things like: (1) go sockless with loafers that don't match your belt; (2) have thin end of the tie longer than wide end; (3) wear your watch on the outside of your cuff (look closely). So, if the picture looks a little contrived and doesn't follow conventional rules, that's why.
And gesture a lot with your hands while you talk. Not that they'd engage in simplistic cliches or anything like that.
post #40 of 63
An excerpt from an article on the house of Borrelli:

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Then, there is the prince's mate, eccentric perfectionist Fabio Borrelli. He is the grandson of the first Borrelli, Anna, who from 1900 made the fashion house's hand-tailored suits, shirts and accessories for men in the preferred sartorial style of Italian royalty and Mafia gangsters.

Fabio himself boasts a wardrobe of 400-plus hand-made Borrelli suits and 300 pairs of shoes "broken in" by regular hand-polishing for two years before he'll wear them. "I don't like things that are too slick."

post #41 of 63
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Originally Posted by Englandmj7
An excerpt from an article on the house of Borrelli:

That's just ridiculous
post #42 of 63
Mafia gangsters . . . they must be getting into low rise, trousers.
post #43 of 63
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Originally Posted by texas_jack
That's just ridiculous
I don't know which is the less attractive feature of that excerpt: the Mafia fetishization or the preening, faux-aristocratic nancy-boy attitude.

I don't for a minute believe the bullshit about the shoes.
post #44 of 63
What an interesting term, "eccentric perfectionist".
post #45 of 63
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Originally Posted by Edward Appleby
the preening, faux-aristocratic nancy-boy attitude.


I was just going to say that he looks silly, but this sounds a lot funnier
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