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post #46 of 63
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Originally Posted by chobochobo
I was just going to say that he looks silly, but this sounds a lot funnier
But haven't you heard? Having houseboys polish your shoes for two years before you wear them is the ultimate in sprezzatura!
post #47 of 63
Most real Italian I know and see here (Geneva, Switzerland) doesn't dress like this. And I don't remember having seen some when In Italy....

The shoes and lack of socks are wrong... maybe in the summer you could do that but matching the belt ( or no belt )

The tie is not well tied...

The watch could be worn like that if you want it.... it would leave a dirty ring in the sleeve ...
post #48 of 63
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Originally Posted by Edward Appleby
But haven't you heard? Having houseboys polish your shoes for two years before you wear them is the ultimate in sprezzatura!

having houseboys sounds too neverland-ish.
post #49 of 63
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Originally Posted by acidicboy
having houseboys sounds too neverland-ish.
Hence my use of the word in this context.
post #50 of 63
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Originally Posted by Edward Appleby
But haven't you heard? Having houseboys polish your shoes for two years before you wear them is the ultimate in sprezzatura!

There seems to be a touch of hyperbole in the Italian rag biz; a bit loose with the truth, they are.
post #51 of 63
No, the correct term is catamite.
post #52 of 63
He needs darker loafers and a shorter jacket. The no socks are okay, but it better be near 100 degrees outside for it to look like he isn't trying to hard.

The watch on the outside of the cuff is funny, saw a lot of it amongst fashionistas when I went to Europe. I tried it once, quite annoying.
post #53 of 63
I was going to say "he has style," but after reading the Borrelli excerpt I'm going to ammend that to "he's a jackass."
post #54 of 63
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Originally Posted by 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.

I saw pictures of Vera Wang and Marc Jacobs in a newspaper recently. Vera dressed like she was a cleaning lady and Marc looked like he found the short end of the stick at the local thrift shop... it was horrendous.
post #55 of 63
anna wintour dresses fine, but karl?! what is he smoking?! (ok dont answer that )
post #56 of 63
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Originally Posted by drizzt3117
I saw pictures of Vera Wang and Marc Jacobs in a newspaper recently. Vera dressed like she was a cleaning lady and Marc looked like he found the short end of the stick at the local thrift shop... it was horrendous.

Yeah, I think he needs to lose those glasses and just lose 15lbs and he'd be good to go:


Kinda looks a bit like a stylish hobo.
post #57 of 63
This cannot be a member of the Borrelli family, those fabulous clothiers. It must be an imposter!
post #58 of 63
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Originally Posted by drizzt3117
I saw pictures of Vera Wang and Marc Jacobs in a newspaper recently. Vera dressed like she was a cleaning lady and Marc looked like he found the short end of the stick at the local thrift shop... it was horrendous.

I actually think that MJ does a good job with his sneakers, tees, and denim tuxedo. After all, this is the guy who made headlines with his 1991 Perry Ellis 'Grunge" show.

Giorgio Armani really gets me though. For a man who made his name doing draped jackets and shirts, he is rarely photographed in one, but prefers overly fitted black crewnecks that emphasize his man breasts.
post #59 of 63
acidicboy, I recommend a book, to you: The Beautiful Fall, by Alicia Drake. It chronicles the 'swingin' seventies,' from the reference point of Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent, as competitors. Dazzling read.

Re. Anna Wintour, I think she could be the worst dressed woman, in the world.
post #60 of 63
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Originally Posted by Ivan Kipling

Re. Anna Wintour, I think she could be the worst dressed woman, in the world.

And, she should never, ever, ever, remove her sunglasses. Could you imagine how scary she would look if she put her hair up.
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