What do you think of Fabio Borrelli (in blue) from TheSartorialist in GQ

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  1. Chase80

    Chase80 Active Member

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    The picture is not showing up on my window =/
     
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    Try it, now . . .
     
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    guy in right: per favore, signore! do not wear those pattini spaventosi. and please wait for cinque minuti, i will go up and get your calzini!
     
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    Hi ramses . . . all depends on which makeup artist, you see. The ones I come across, often look overdone.
     
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    This picture came directly out of the current GQ. The corresponding article explained "How to Dress Like an Italian." This included things like: (1) go sockless with loafers that don't match your belt; (2) have thin end of the tie longer than wide end; (3) wear your watch on the outside of your cuff (look closely). So, if the picture looks a little contrived and doesn't follow conventional rules, that's why.
     
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    I frequently go sockless with a seersucker suit (no tie) and British tan loafers, but I think the slim short pants and those shoes paired with Mr. Borrelli's dark suit look terrible. It looks as though he stepped in ankle deep water and had to change out of his wet socks and shoes.

    Break the rules if you want, but do so elegantly or with purpose, not as a punchline.
     
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    This picture came directly out of the current GQ. The corresponding article explained "How to Dress Like an Italian." This included things like: (1) go sockless with loafers that don't match your belt; (2) have thin end of the tie longer than wide end; (3) wear your watch on the outside of your cuff (look closely). So, if the picture looks a little contrived and doesn't follow conventional rules, that's why.
    That's the tail wagging the dog right there. Those little affectations (if done at all) must be preceeded by much more fundamental things, like a natural shoulder on the jacket.
     
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    This picture came directly out of the current GQ. The corresponding article explained "How to Dress Like an Italian." This included things like: (1) go sockless with loafers that don't match your belt; (2) have thin end of the tie longer than wide end; (3) wear your watch on the outside of your cuff (look closely). So, if the picture looks a little contrived and doesn't follow conventional rules, that's why.
    And gesture a lot with your hands while you talk. Not that they'd engage in simplistic cliches or anything like that.
     
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    An excerpt from an article on the house of Borrelli:

     
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    An excerpt from an article on the house of Borrelli:

    That's just ridiculous
     
  12. Ivan Kipling

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    Mafia gangsters . . . they must be getting into low rise, trousers.
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  13. Edward Appleby

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    That's just ridiculous
    I don't know which is the less attractive feature of that excerpt: the Mafia fetishization or the preening, faux-aristocratic nancy-boy attitude.

    I don't for a minute believe the bullshit about the shoes.
     
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    What an interesting term, "eccentric perfectionist".
     
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    the preening, faux-aristocratic nancy-boy attitude.


    I was just going to say that he looks silly, but this sounds a lot funnier
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