As an homage to the men's style on display in the Oscar winning film, La Grande Bellezza, a good part of our last photoshoot revolved around the wardrobe of Jep Gambardella’s character.
A truly Italian production, the movie shows the author Jep, who is a key figure in the upper echelons of Roman high society.
Jep is originally from Naples, which is clearly shown through the costumes created for the film. Jep’s tailored garments were selected from Neapolitan sartorial institutions and Sartoriale favorites like Cesare Attolini and Kiton.
As told by the costume designer, Daniela Ciancio, Jep is "an old-fashioned man alive today" who is surrounded by "a world that has lost a certain elegance". We see him in the movie in all kinds of social situations from his birthday party to a funeral, and he always dresses with a clear sense of occasion.
While his night time attire is on the more sober side (letting the women beside him shine), in his daytime wardrobe choices he clearly shows his colors and unique style.
In true Capri style the basis of these outfits are white, topped off with a bright red, yellow or blue blazer. These are the outfits which immediately won us over and they show that in the right context, nobody needs to be afraid of injecting a certain panache into his style... but at the same time remembering to stay on the right side of discretion and not to overdo it in the style stakes.
To put it another way, a little bit of flamboyance never hurts, while a bit too much can really have its negative effects. Jep Gambardella puts on a fine balancing act and therefore we applaud his character in La Grande Bellezza and his sartorial elegance.
We have put together three of the best menswear looks from the film (below) with outstanding blazers from Kiton and Isaia as the centrepieces of sophisticated outfits that perfectly emulate the style of La Grande Bellezza... but also available on Sartoriale at fantastic prices well below their original retail price. (Click on the links below to see full details of each individual item)
Red Jacket look
Kiton red blazer, Rubinacci white pants, Rubinacci white shirt, Kiton brown loafers, Kiton chestnut belt
Yellow Jacket look from La Grande Bellezza
Kiton jacket in yellow, Rubinacci white pants, Kiton handmade leather dress belt, Kiton loafers, Kiton white herringbone shirt
White Jacket look from La Grande Bellezza
Isaia Ivory silk and linen blazer, Unis green slim fit pants, Panama hat, Kiton blue striped shirt
Edited by sartoriale - 10/12/16 at 6:59am