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Thinking of Thracozaag's picture of Gianni Agnelli's successor unbuttoning his sleeve buttons and buttondown shirt collar in this thread, I came across this professorial article about "dandyism" and the style touches of fashion icons like Astaire and Agnelli. It's interesting reading. http://<a href="http://www.claremont...vanni.html</a> Maybe if you're only Agnelli's imitator in these flourishes (e.g. you live in the Midwest, say, and you do not head up a large, financially distressed auto maker), "style" too easily turns into "affectation". IMO, better to actually be Agnelli or Barbera if you try this.
Exactly my thought. Those guys can get away with it...it would look horribly pretentious if I tried something like that. koji