When it comes to fashion, Italian men do an excellent job of appearing stylish while making it seem effortless. If you want to take on a little project and change your boyfriend or brother’s wardrobe, for him to look more like Chuck Bass instead of Dan Humphrey, we suggest looking through the newest trends in Italian men’s fashion for inspiration. As the great Coco Chanel, said: “A well-dressed man is the best accessory a woman can have”. So instead of saving up for that Birkin or Celine bag, get motivated, use your free time to take notes in order to give your man a few pointers while he gets dressed!
American designer Tom Ford said that: “dressing well is a form of good manners”, and we couldn’t agree more. Though it’s common to believe that it’s easier for men to dress than women, it can often be the complete opposite. Don’t get us wrong women, because we know how hard it is, to put together a look, pick the perfect outfit , hairstyle, makeup and accessories that makes us feel good and confident. But imagine having so few options, such as shirts, pants and maybe shorts? How can a man stand out if he only has such little options, and the same choices as every other man? How can he look posh and different?
The good news is that it won’t be difficult, there’s an easy way men can improve their style just by adding a couple of items that are musts for the classic Italian man. Focus on getting, the right shoes that can eventually match with the appropriate belts, but most importantly a variety of ties, a causal tailored blazer and a neutral fedora hat.
We’ve made a list of the three best fashion designers for men, and we’ll help you choose a casual and formal look for each of them.
A few simple things, such as a good fit around the shoulders, the right sizing, the cut and general fit, can make such monumental changes in the look of a suit. It shouldn’t be big or too tight, a proper suit should fit like a glove. Most importantly, the length of the pants should be below the ankles touching the shoes. This is why the Brioni suit, also known as the James Bond suit, is the number one recommendation on our list. It is easily recognizable for being sharp, stylish and having a breathtaking fit that really hugs the body. The beauty of buying this suit is that you can also throw the blazer over a shirt and a pair of jeans for a more casual look; however don’t forget to accessorize by adding elements like a leather belt and a pair of loafers, to make it pop. This brand is 70 years old and still lasting by creating trends and keeping it fresh.
Classic everyday suits
The way to achieve sophistication while maintaining a casual look.
Zegna is the brand to go to if you want something that is neither too formal nor too casual. This isn’t a suit to just wear to an ordinary day at work, but to save for more special occasions like a first date, an important meeting outside the office or a wedding. This is because a Zegna suit, though made to measure but not necessarily fancy and extravagant, is made of the highest quality for customers and shouldn’t be worn on a daily basis. They also have different lines that give you a wide range of choices to make.
Armani, though created in the 70’s, has become a huge empire and what comes to mind as a classic italian brand. Giorgio Armani is known for a lot of things, but the area where he excels the most is in menswear. He first started working at a department store in the men’s section and gained knowledge from that. If anyone understands the importance of style and fit, it’s Armani! The fabric choices are impeccable and the style seems effortless. When wanting to dress like an Italian man, the main thing to remember is that it comes easy. The right blazer and pants should be the essentials and remember to always match your belt to your shoes.
Classic Suits from Armani
Written by: Anne-Isabelle Saint Pierre
Chandia Brennen is a Certified Image Consultant and CEO of ItsGood2bME Fashion Consulting and Image Management based in Los Angeles CA, Chandia has been in the Fashion industry for over four years. She has worked for dozens of publications and holds the title of Senior Fashion Editor in both LA and NY. Chandia is a fashion scout for a Design Agency in NY and Brand Ambassador for HairEverywhere Luxury.