Today’s outfit is inspired by the Mediterranean tailoring often seen on the Italian Riviera in the summer sun. Using crisp colours contrasts and slim cut tailoring, the result is an outfit that not only looks sharp in the daytime but is flexible enough to be appropriate for many occasions.
The contrast between the navy blue blazer and beige chinos provides a typically Italian look that is found in much of their classic tailoring. Incorporating a white shirt adds clean definition to the outfit which subtly draws the eye upwards, whilst black, soft-leather Italian boots smarten the outfit. A pair of dark tan boat shoes or brown suede espadrilles would add a more casual note to the ensemble if required. Finally the outfit is accessorised with a beautifully hand-woven, light blue silk pocket square, designed to quietly compliment the dark navy with it’s paisley design as well as adding to the dapper overall look.
We were inspired by various figures for this outfit but the main one was Dickie Greenleaf from “The Talented Mr Ripley, a character we mentioned as a style icon in our movie style post a few weeks back. Perfect for evenings out with friends or dinner with your partner and timelessly elegant this is an outfit you will come back to again and again. You can also change the dynamic of the outfit by using a pale blue shirt or different pocket squares depending on occasion or personal preference.
Blazer – River Island
Pocket Square – Tyler & Tyler
Shirt – Vivienne Westwood
Trousers – T.M. Lewin
Boots – Zegna
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By Adam Walker