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post #16 of 27
The Italian term for a coarse man, or "hayseed", is "mezza calza." Which literally means "short socks."
post #17 of 27
^^ I like that. In Greek, we say 'xoriatis, or xoriatisa.' Means 'country bumpkin.'
post #18 of 27
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Parenthetically, I think of "right off the boat" and "hayseeds" as denoting two very different kinds of lack of sophistication.

I don't necessarily disagree with your assessment, but as you're more knowledgeable and articulate about such matters than I, I'd be interested in your take on precisely what about their outfits give this impression.

I think the man on the right in particular displays both kinds.

His hair was cut several months ago by a female relative and his clothing has not been pressed since he boarded. The necktie and trousers are hand-me-downs from a much taller cousin.

I think the jacket sleeves are probably also too long but they are so wrinkled that they are riding up.

I also dislike the shoe color with the suits, but that's my personal taste. :-)
post #19 of 27
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All examples of what to avoid for pain of death...

Sator, at its best
post #20 of 27
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"Right off the boat" doesn't begin to describe how much these men look like hayseeds.

Hmm, blogger on blogger violence. Luv it.
post #21 of 27
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on the Satorialists site with the caption "Kiton Executives, Midtown".


That looks like black on the left.
post #22 of 27
more controversial photos with some famous people in them

Luciano definitely needs some tailor work on that suit!!!


"sprezzatura #1"



"sprezzatura #2"
post #23 of 27
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more controversial photos with some famous people in them

Luciano definitely needs some tailor work on that suit!!!


"sprezzatura #1"



I am not following you. I think the suit in question looks really nice. Can you tell me what you think needs to be changed or altered?
post #24 of 27
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"sprezzatura #2"

This is really pushing it into "look at me" territory. A darker brown like the Kiton gents are wearing would work better.
post #25 of 27
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more controversial photos with some famous people in them

"sprezzatura #2"

sprezzatura? not much of that going on here.
post #26 of 27
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This is really pushing it into "look at me" territory. A darker brown like the Kiton gents are wearing would work better.

+1. The guy on the left in the Kiton picture is getting it right, I think, although his pants seem to be too long.

The picture is too under-exposed to know whether the suit is black. I choose to doubt it, however.
post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by grimslade View Post
+1. The guy on the left in the Kiton picture is getting it right, I think, although his pants seem to be too long.

The picture is too under-exposed to know whether the suit is black. I choose to doubt it, however.

I think he's wearing jeans. Look at the stacking around the shoe and at the knees. Could be black or dark (midnight) navy. Either way, that color of brown can work with black (or midnight) pants, especially when it's got a dark patina like his do. The only issue I'd have with his overall look is that his shoes are competing with his tie, and the two colors don't quite complement each other.
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