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STYLE IN A POCKET

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Card cases, Caruso, s/s 2017.

Ribattezzate “Essential (for Essential things)”, le bustine portacarte di Caruso (designer: Sergio Colantuoni) sono caratterizzate, sul lato superiore, da ricami, applicazioni crochet, impunture, a seconda del caso. E presentano una seconda, furbissima funzione: spuntare come un’originale pochette preformata dal taschino della giacca. Ce n’è per tutti i gusti: per il globetrotter, il romantico, lo youngster, il nerd. A cura di Angelica Pianarosa, Foto Michele Gastl. 

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ITALIAN STYLE 2015

The opulent but at the same time measured elegance by Caruso enhanced in this b/w picture by Giovanni Squatriti. Styling by Carlo Ortenzi, model Tommy Marr.

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IO DONNA SCHEMA LIBERO TENDENZA GENDER FREE


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Gender free trend. This week’s picture represents the origin of a kind of menstyle that, during the years, has changed its definitions but, actually, has remained the same since the 60s/70s, the same years of this picture of a young Van Dyke Parks, musician, singer and author, known mainly for his collaboration with the Beach Boys. Then, at the beginning of the new century, the “artist” (or “intellectual”) became a “nerd”. Today they are called new millenial, the avantgarde standard bearer of the “gender”. This picture, by Guy Webster, could be an adv campaign of Gucci or Prada: two opposite worlds that find a common point in representing a man that – against the rules- escapes from tradition to reveal himself in all his determination and, why not, his vulnerability.

 

IO DONNA SCHEMA LIBERO RISVOLTI DI STILE

43-MODA-schema-libero-ok_Storia6Facing the style. “A well-cut suit makes you look thinner, taller and sexier” word of sir Paul Smith, a real expert of menstyle. Menstyle, one word that contains the emanation of what a man would like to be and own. The Style. One Style. One, because it changes depending on the person. But, overall, a Universal Style exists, and it refers indeed to the suit, that can even modify and improve the corporeality better than a plastic surgeon and has the power of adding an appeal that is not possible to reach otherwise. Fashion trends are almost a negligible detail; there’s the year of the narrow lapels, then the year of the peaked lapels, like in the 40s: here the proportions come into play. If you are short, the width of the “peak” worsen the situation, for example. Tricks that men have learnt to consider. I don’t think we still need the columns that teach how to tie a tie. We’re much sharper than in the past. Or not? We are, come on.

 

IO DONNA SCHEMA LIBERO ESTATE REMIX

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Summer remix. Summer, ready, go: last call for elegance. Be careful about fast shopping, the compulsive desire of something new and trendy is often a bad counselor. Be more thrifty! Reflect well, before buying the same old bermuda shorts, shirts, cotton trousers: you already have three or four of them, and maybe you’ve worn them twice. Look at our magazines and at the online fashion reviews without being fussy: “That’s a fashionistas’ stuff”. You’ll realize that many of those suggestions, that look too trendy at first sight, draw inspiration from a timeless style. That same charme that make you claim: “Men were so elegant in the past!”. And then, personalize your choices, don’t trust exclusively on total looks, take the shirt proposed by Tom and the trousers by Harry. Do the same thing for accessories. Choose what is more suitable for you, put the pieces together and the result won’t disappoint you. William Holden in 1939, ph. William Walling.