Gentlemen, you are cordially invited to take part in this week's challenge, ITALIAN CBD - Classico con Sprezzatura.
In this Italian Conservative Business Dress style challenge let's look at classics with nonchalance. The more soporific the better. You will wear a suit or odd-jacket combination, a tie of course is encouraged. Key to the look is that the tie is quiet, though you will find less quiet examples (!) aside from that the choice is yours based on the excellent (IMHO) examples set out below which include Andrea della Valle, Diego della Valle, Luca di Montezemolo, Gianni Agnelli, Stephen Winkelmann, and Matteo Marzotto et al.
I have long been inspired by this look and have been supported and encouraged by our friend @Ich_Dien
and a great recent thread by @crimsonsox
please support http://www.styleforum.net/t/379713/italian-cbd
Submissions must be posted by 1700hrs GMT Saturday 15th March 2014. All submissions are to have been worn in March, please indulge me this as I am very tight for time this week. The poll will go up directly on Saturday evening GMT and close on Monday 17th March 2014. For the summary post, I will use only one picture per entrant and will therefore choose your first offering.Buona fortuna a tutti!more! (Click to show)
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Originally Posted by DonCologne
Suit is half italian. It´s a Paul Stuart by ISAIA suit.
Originally Posted by sugarbutch
A quick rearrangement of my accessories today yields my entry
Originally Posted by oldog/oldtrix
Originally Posted by nabilmust
Rear tie blade longer than the front, oh sprezzatura, be mine.
This is my entry.
Originally Posted by timotune
The weather also feels quite Italian
Originally Posted by GMMcL
Originally Posted by SeaJen
I liked Beppe's choice of brown suede with his navy suit.
Originally Posted by Cleav
Originally Posted by RogerP
My entry - D'Avenza suit. Pal Zileri tie
Originally Posted by steffenbp11
Buona sera !
Originally Posted by Murlsquirl
Recreating the Marzotto pose w/ similar fit...of course my BD isn't BD'ed.
Originally Posted by Claghorn
My entry. I included a full shot because I thought my hair (badly needing to be cut) resembled some of those fine Italian businessmen examples.
Originally Posted by Coxsackie
Well, being the Northern Italian industrialist fat-cat that I am, I just happened to be wearing this stuff today.
Originally Posted by eviltimeban
My Friday challenge effort. My inspiration was Stephan Winklemann, the way he wears solid ties with bold blue suits and white shirts, but also the big watch and wrist beads.
Originally Posted by Pingson
OK here we go, a day early.. Yet another blue suit
Originally Posted by Monkeyface
The weather is very Italian, but it is quite windy!
Originally Posted by EliodA
Since you guys have nailed the navy and light blue scenarios already, I've gone the charcoal route.
Suit, shirt and tie all from Boggi Milano, which stocks all the middle-of-the-road CBD stuff.
Originally Posted by coldsalmon
As I am a beginner, I am sticking to the uniform.
Cleav, thanks for making a challenge that's compatible with my limited wardrobe.
Originally Posted by archibaldleach
Navy DB Steed MTM suit, blue and white stripe shirt, silver/grey oxford tie by Hober. Black oxfords are not pictured. Apologies for the usual mediocre photography.
Originally Posted by CousinDonuts
I was wearing this when I discovered the challenge. Not sure if the tie breaks the plain rule, but I'm not wearing a tie nor jacket tomorrow, so here goes.
Pulling a Clags pose:
Originally Posted by Roycru
Although I am not quite certain what "Italian CBD-Classico Con Sprezzatura" is here I am with my only bit of Italian clothing (a Gucci pocket square that was a birthday gift back around the time of the Bi-Centennial) standing on Italy.
PRL blue blazer, Brooks Brothers shirt (I tried to make one sleeve look longer than the other. Is that "sprezzatura"?), J Press tie, Gucci pocket square, Orvis cord trousers, and Allen Edmonds Lombards......
Originally Posted by PCK1
...i am a virgin to the friday challenge
Originally Posted by tchoy
Some great fits here gentlemen. I'll have a go at this
Originally Posted by upr_crust
If it's sprezzatura you want, it's sprezzatura you get . . .
Originally Posted by in stitches
and here is my entry.
Originally Posted by TTO
Originally Posted by Anden
In spirit of the challenge I had a caffe macchiato in the sun down at the piazza in my LP Traveller.
I wish you all a great weekend.
Originally Posted by Rudals
Originally Posted by Danleyness
Here's my humble entry.
Originally Posted by Shen