The world outside is warmer, the sun is getting higher and there is a definite feeling that Summer is on its way. As the warm season approaches men begin to think about how their work and personal wardrobe will reflect these changes. For the UK and the US most men put up with shorts, t-shirt and sandals to get them through the winter months, with variations on the simple shirt and suit trouser combo to get them through the work-week. But for Italian fashion the Summer months represent a time where men can fully express the suave and elegant nature of their style. Fine tailoring, pastel colours and fine leather footwear characterise an entire style that is fit for a gentleman in the sun.
Making The Most of Mediterranean Fashion
The Male Style blog adores this way of dressing for the sun, not only because it befits a true gentleman of style, but because of the elegance it gives off when worn. With wayfarer and horn-rimmed glasses making a long-awaited return to male fashion its high time we ensure our apparel draws from a similar era.
David Gandy has been leading the charge with his recent shoots for M&S as featured in GQ last month and, thanks to already being named one of their “Best Dressed Men”, he is considered an icon for the suave man’s style. Esquire also hit upon this trend with their “Most Stylish Film Characters” feature which mentioned characters like Dickie Greenleaf from The Talented Mr Ripley who wore decadent Italian style with flair and panache.
So gentlemen, leave those old sandals and 3-quarter shorts in favour of investing in a fine navy blazer, beige chinos and brown suede boat shoes. Set aside the baseball caps and pick up a fedora or trilby. This season is about enjoying the sun and looking good while doing it so make sure you do it in style.
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