Far and wide. Giorgio Armani, 1982. Ph. Aldo Fallai for L’uomo Vogue. Look at the baggy shapes you see today in the shops’ windows: lots of them show suits, raincoats, coats, shirts, sweaters and trousers that remind the lines of this Armani collection, that dates back to 33 years ago. No, I don’t want to write the nth tribute to Giorgio Armani, but it’s instinctive to say: “Everything started from there and there we come back!”. An ultimate back to the roots? No. In two seasons this trend will be replaced by others. But let’s stick to the present; today we’ve recovered the pleasure of wearing large clothes, that are more comfortable and elegant than the too fitted menswear that has been in fashion for years. But pay attention to baggy trousers; when you sit down your ankles show up looking like breadsticks, and give a disproportionate appearance: the risk is to give this impression also when we stand up; so avoid loafers and pointed shoes and prefer monkstraps or brogues with wide and round shape.


Man, underneath. Men’s care about underwear has become as quite important as menswear. Several years of adv campaigns shot by popular photographers like Bruce Weber, Steven Meisel, Aldo Fallai for “signature” underpants and tank tops like Armani, Dolce&Gabbana and first of all Calvin Klein, has emphasized male’s body and given the right importance to a category of garments that was considered unimportant until the 60s and 70s. Choose the underwear that suits you best, depending on your body shape. Boxer shorts or underpants? It depends on you build but mainly on how much you feel comfortable with one or the other. And T-shirt or tank top? It’s the same thing, considering that – if they’re made of stretch-cotton – they helps to shape and improve even a flawed chest. Talking about the pajamas, in winter I prefer tracksuits, while in summer I like the classic one, with buttons, in fresh cotton poplin and preferably light blue.