Fashion is as much a man's game as it is a woman's. From the corporate world to socializing, dressing up helps make a good impression even better. Why do you think prominent men wear tailored suits, sport luxury watches, and ensure that their shoes shine unlike any other? 'Dress to impress' apply to men too, you know! And none know this better than the Italians. Italian men have a certain style and swagger that are all their own. That's why they're often referred to as the most handsome and the sexiest in the world. If you want a piece of that action, sport a suit the way they do!
Ensure The Right Fit
This probably goes without saying but when it comes to rocking a suit, be it Italian-style or not, it has to fit perfectly. Make sure the suit doesn't overpower you when you wear it. That the sleeves of your shirt are tucked neatly underneath your blazer. That your shoulders don't rise too much when you move your arms. Or that the hems of the pants match squarely to your ankles. For Italians, the perfect fit reigns supreme. That's why the best suit brands
out there make it a point to measure their clients and ensure that they tailor their works to perfection.
Color With Confidence
You can probably sum up Italian style with one word: fearless. Even when they go classic with their looks, there's always a touch of exuberance and opulence that have long defined Italian fashion for many decades now. And yes, that also applies to menswear. Look back to all the famous Italian designer brands
and you'll see how extravagant their aesthetics are, even for their menswear lines. So when donning a suit like an Italian, go courageous with color. You can start with muted tones if you're still apprehensive, but as time goes by, you'll eventually feel confident enough to sport bright hues. Who knows? You might even wear animal-printed suits someday too!
Accessorize With Class
Unlike how the British wear suits
, wherein the fit is practically all you need, the Italians prefer jazzing it up the best way they can. If you've ever noticed the best-dressed Italian men in the world, whether in the streets of Milan
or even in glamorous events like the Venice Film Festival
, you'll see that they accessorize their suits perfectly. A nice wristwatch here, a sparkling tie-clip there, and never forget your snazzy pair of sunglasses. The latter is practically an Italian fashion staple for men! You won't find a dapper man in Italy without a sleek pair of shades with his suit!
Work The Pocket Square
Apart from sunglasses, however, there's another accessory that most fashionable Italian men live by: the pocket square. Even this tiny little piece of fabric tucked away in your breast pocket makes all the difference. Firstly, you have to know how to match it well with your suit. You can either go for the classic black or white, regardless of your suit's color, or you can go a little adventurous too. Why go bold with a bright pop of color, especially if you're sporting a neutral-toned ensemble? A pattern might work too; one that can match your tie or other accessories. Whichever you go for, as long as it's neatly folded inside your pocket, you're good!
Throw Away The Slogan T-Shirts
In recent years, as streetwear started to dominate the fashion scene, many men became a little bit too nonchalant with their suits. The most fashion-forward eventually started pairing slogan t-shirts with their suits, exuding a rebellious and modern take on the traditional style of dress. But the Italians won't have it. From the runways to the streets, most Italian men saw this as sacrilegious to the art of the suit. Sure, many of them have changed up their ways of dressing in suits, but they never went as far as to wear t-shirts under their blazers. If you want to do away with the collared shirt, a nice knitted sweater can be the perfect alternative.
Embrace Separates Too
Although most Italian men remain traditional when it comes to their suiting, they're not so strict that they end up looking monotonous all the time. As already mentioned, going for colored suits has become the norm in Italy's menswear scene but that's not all. To really go fashion-forward, a good many have started embracing separates too. A suit is often a set, many of which match each other in terms of color, pattern, and print. But over the years, clashing all these elements together resulted in very striking and interesting sartorial choices. And truth be told, they're not half bad!
Stand Tall & Proud
Finally, perhaps the best way to sport a suit like an Italian: wear it with confidence. It's no secret that Italians have a swagger and sex appeal that are all their own. It's not enough that they're rocking a well-tailored suit that they catch your attention. It's also their posture, the way their walk, and the attitude they're evoking. Even if social customs
here dictate that you can get away with invading personal space, it's mostly because you can't help but be drawn into a well-dressed man with confidence. No matter what you're wearing, confidence is essentially all you need!
Who are the best at rocking a tailored suit? The Italians? No matter what they're wearing, they can't help but look cool, appealing, and attractive. So much so that you'll want to look like them, right? If you do, here are a few tips you ought to follow!
Remember to keep your suit intact even in your closet. But if you have a lot, only one in a luxury home
will do the job right!