Italian style on social media
We all know what we see and what we want to see when scrolling through our Instagram feed. We want to see menswear at it’s finest, dapper and bespoke outfits, the best of the best, isn’t it like that? And I’m quite sure you all already noticed a lot of fashion details in the menswear section coming straight from Italy. I’m talking about the cropped pants, wallet chains, and sockless rocked Tassel Loafers. To be honest it is a bit more than that but I think that these are the most common and noticeable Italian fashion trends.
It may not be a thing for everyone but you can’t go wrong with learning these tricks and trying your hands on, even if only for your general knowledge.
In my role as a blogger, I can call myself lucky enough to live my passion and visit the different fashion weeks around the globe. I’m specialized on suits, ties, and elegant menswear and I love to share my passion and also my knowledge.
As a suit-lover, how I would call myself and surely you, the readers of my website, the fashion show Pitti Uomo, held twice a year in Florence Italy, is certainly a thing you have heard about at least once. If not check out my latest post about Pitti here
In the past, I was given the opportunity to attend this fashion show to learn more about the Italian style.
So let me give you a checklist for your next shopping trip:
- a wallet chain
- a nice white pair of kicks
- a pair of Tassel Loafers
- some pairs of no-show socks
- a pair of cropped suit trousers, maybe in contrast color to your favorite suit?
What I personally love about this style is the fact that you can dress down your suit without looking like dressed-down. You can give your look and feel a noticeable modern twist.
Let’s be honest, who wants to look like attending a wedding when going to meet your friends or strolling around the city because of trying it too hard. But on the other hand, you don’t want to look like every morning when leaving for work. The key is to look stylish in your suit, even if it’s the same suit you wear for work.
Especially with today’s dressed-down generation, it is more important than ever to inspire people with your looks. I personally believe in giving your old school checked double breasted suit a modern twist. This makes it much more interesting for today’s generation and shows that you are also following today’s more casual-looking dress-codes quite a bit. Kind of mixing and matching with generations styles. This is also the reason I started this blog.
Relaxed but harmonizing colors paired with a wallet chain
But let’s get back to how to achieve this look;
As you can see here I decided for a smart casual outfit. It was super warm that day so I took my double breasted waistcoat instead of a suit.
I dressed the whole ensemble down with a wallet chain and decided to take the no-show-socks-look. It looks like I’ve been walking sockless, which would’ve been a great idea because of the weather that day, but to prevent smelly feet I put on my no-show-socks which I recommended you in my checklist above. Trust me, you are super happy to have some when running around a few hours at 30 degrees.
Now Let’s Get Back To A More Formal Attire
When dressing more formal concentrate on the shoes to achieve that bold Italian look.
A suit is leaving a huge impression. I bet more than often people around you seem to think that you’re overdressed all the time.
As I already said, with a little Italian touch here and there you can dress it down without losing style. Even the smaller things can change the whole look. So instead of wearing socks up to your knees and putting on your best Oxfords (not Budapester, you know what I’m talking about) get yourself some awesome white kicks. Put on your no-show-socks you finally bought because of my recommendation and also the many other articles out there teaching you to do so. Finally, rock it.
I did choose my best double-breasted suit, the one you would only wear for the most formal occasion, to show you what an impact these small things can have.
Doesn’t that look super relaxed? Now imagine your best Oxfords, you would look super overdressed
After my tips now it might sound strange because I contradict myself. But honestly, the sockless look can even work with a suit and your dress shoes.
Formal paired with sockless – super experimental and hard to achieve
Creative Direction & Talent: Sascha Venus
Photographer: Jana Heyer