Alessandro Calascibetta has been active in fashion since the late 80s. He started off his career at L'Uomo Vogue, after that with Mondo Uomo. Afterward, he became Fashion Director at Harper's Bazaar Uomo, and in 2000 founded Uomo which he directed until 2003. Following that, he started collaborating with Rizzoli. Since january 2015 he is the Editor in Chief of Style Magazine, and still remains as Man Fashion Director for Io Donna and Sette.
In a collective immaginary, when worn on bare skin, a pullover can bring back to mind sensual memories from the past. From Visconti’s and Rossellini’s neo-realist films till Bertolucci’s Last Tango. The feeling of roughness and rawness of the wool rubbing against the skin in definitely masculine. Is not the case that it’s a way to wear knitwear which through the years has been seen over and over on the runways. Without a shirt, the fabric caresses the figure, it makes chest and shoulders stand out and also makes your movements more fluid; besides, body structure and personality permitting, it’s a very fashionable style wearing a shirt inside the pants, as seen on many fashion magazines from the past. The limits of tollerance, regarding how deep the neckline should be, are quite labile, but if it goes way too far down from the base of the neck the result will not be very masculine. A man with confidence that is comfortable with his masculinity, could wear a silken scarf as a chache-col, or even better , leave it undone as a scarf inside the sweater. with a nice three buttoned blazer or simply under a coat.
Picture by Mauro Balletti for Harper’s Bazar, 1995.Total look Dolce & Gabbana.