need help from the group. What's the Italian style phrase for...

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  1. mikeynyc

    mikeynyc Well-Known Member

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    There's an Italian phrase for "imperfect" style. Having an item slightly askew to convey nonchalance. Like when the skinny end of the tie is longer. Or the tie knot is a little looser or tied slightly out of line. No cufflinks or foregoing collar stays.
     


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    mikeynyc Well-Known Member

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    Yes. The idea that a man's outfit should never look too perfect.

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