19th Aug 2016 SHOP IT

The Gentleman’s Guide: An Italian Adventure

OD-AY057_ITALIA_G_20130718181438  The Italians have mastered European chic; hence why the city is one of the fashion capitals of the world. Perhaps you’re searching for some inspiration when shopping or dressing your husband and or son? Keep reading for some incredible father and son ensembles with a touch of Italian flare.

It can be assumed that dressing smart equals formal. However, this is not the case by Italian standards. Italians manage to dress incredibly smart whilst never being too overstated or trying too hard. When opting for the Italian look, lightweight wool blazers have to become your best friend. Heritage Milanese Tailor, Ermenegildo Zegna blends the label’s impeccable craftsmanship with relaxed appeal. Crisp white shirts and statement accessories add a hint of Italian edge.

  The Gentleman's Guide: An Italian Adventure

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Ermenegildo Zegna, Blue Slim-Fit Wool Travel Blazer at Mrporter.comErmenegildo Zegna, White Slim-Fit Cutaway-Collar Trofeo Cotton Shirt at Mrporter.comErmenegildo Zegna, Pelle Tessuta Woven Leather Billfold Wallet at Mrporter.comErmenegildo Zegna, Pelle Tessuta Leather Loafers at Mrporter.com.

When attempting to duplicate Italian style, it’s important to remember that that those who pull off this style brilliantly are never loud nor garish, but rather understated. Your men either big or small should stick to limited colour palettes. Not everything needs to match, but you’ll notice the Italians use a lot of washed monotones. From subdued shades of greens and stone to deep navy and grey, use pale tones like cream, white or pale blue to pair with a grey tie.

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Ermenegildo Zegna, Slim-Fit Cotton-Piqué Polo Shirt at Mrporter.comErmenegildo Zegna, Leather Briefcase at Mrporter.comErmenegildo Zegna, Flex Leather Wingtip Brogues at Mrporter.com.

 

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 Slim Fit Suit Pant at mariechantal.com; Classic White shirt at mariechantal.com; Camel Suede Loafers at mariechantal.com.

When styling the men in your life remember to let them be unique, as it’s these quirks that express their individuality. Let them accessorize with their own personal taste with a pop of colour in their socks, belt or an intriguing pair of cuff links. Encourage them to be a little different in every outfit they put together.