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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by CrimsonSox, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. CrimsonSox

    CrimsonSox Senior Member

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    This is a thread devoted to Italian conservative business dress -- the more soporific the better. The fashionable side of Italy, as in Pitti Uomo, is interesting and gets a lot of attention. But Italian businessmen are exceptionally good at CBD and deserve their own thread. The original inspiration was Matt's post on Vittorio Feltri: http://www.tweedinthecity.com/2013/02/04/not-quite-so-simple/

    Feltri: "Are you wearing a bright satin tie?"

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    Just got an email from Feltri: "I make this sh*t look good."

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    Feltri doing his best Diego Della Valle impersonation. Solid navy suit + silvery wedding tie = Italian tycoon.

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    The charcoal suit variant:

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    Speaking of whom, here's Della Valle himself:

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    jrd617 Stylish Dinosaur

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    CrimsonSox Senior Member

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    Nice blog. Some thought not all of the outfits on it are non-CBD, and I'm focusing the thread on Italian CBD.

    Diego and Andrea Della Valle, grenadine and knit ties:

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    CrimsonSox Senior Member

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    Grey on grey CBD, assuming he's not carrying the purse:

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    Montezemolo:

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    dieworkwear Mahatma Jawndi

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    Is it just me, or do Diego's shirt collars look a tad too tight (minus the one in the image with the purse)?
     
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    Because of this thread and I just threw out 3 shirts and a cardigan.

    Going to live and experiment with this blue-gray scale, I like it
     

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    Cleav Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    There are a few tumblrs, aside from Italian Industrialist, that post things likely pertinent to this thread. Milstil is my favorite blog at the moment and contains a treasure trove of inspiration.
     
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    Cleav Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Gus Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    I like all of these except Feltri's white collared blue shirt. That is a look that seems a bit formal, stiff and showy where the others work because of an easy elegance.
     

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    Cleav Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Black and white or night follows day, it's all there.

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    I know who I'd rather be...
     

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    dieworkwear Mahatma Jawndi

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    I think he just prefers a wide spread for tie space.
     

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