This season fashion inspires in one of the films considered a reference for masculine dress codes.
One garment unleashed the plot of the mythical The Talented Mr Ripley. At the beginning, Tom Ripley borrows a Princeton jacket to play the piano in a party, what lets him pretend to have studied in such prestigious university and travel to Italy to persuade Dickie, his classmate, to come back with his family. The general aesthetics of the film is preppy, high class, a key trend this season: evenings in terraces, philanthropic meetings, opera evenings in formal wear with impeccable suits, white shirts and bow-ties; and for the most relaxing moments in the day, blazer is the must as intellectual statement.
The guy on fashion, the It man now. Ryan Gosling appears in the cover of the most prestigious publications and top of the list of the most elegant and attractive. His distant air, his shy look and his appearance of quiet man, give him a special attractiveness.
He is considered an example to be followed due to his attitude and style-wear. Jude Law’s perfect replacement. Others appreciate two myths of masculinity and elegance in this heir of Steve McQueen or Paul Newman’s style. Gosling will appear son in four films, including Only God Forgives, by Nicholas Winding Refn, director of Drive.
Based on exclusiveness, Massimo Dutti provides his clients with a customization service for two of its star products: Kiowa and Blutcher. The process is very simple; it consists of choosing from a wide range of finishings, good quality materials and multiple design options, and customizing each shape and detail, such as backstitches. A chance to show off a unique piece, manufactured with traditional handmaking techniques. The client chooses and Massimo Dutti creates, and his order is finished in three weeks.
Polo shirts, basic in men’s basic closet since it was introduced in the 30s; they are a basic garment for the summer. Due to high temperature, they become indispensable for a day and night casual look, giving always a free-and-easy touch. The new cotton items, loose, in different colours, maintain a three-buttoned-classic neck. Perfect with jeans, runners and sweater or cardigan.
Jazz’s charm is everlasting. His supporters are loyal and more and more people join the pleasure of listening the strains of one of the most magic musical genres.
Jazz first appeared in New Orleans (USA), around 1850. It comes from black slaves songs from the cotton fields (Spiritual songs or “canciones espirituales”), blues and gospel: the songs of those Afro-American who converted to Protestantism. Jazz is still considered classical for music lovers, and a brilliant discovery for any onlooker. Characterized by syncopated and insistent rhythms, and impromptus. It has influenced cultured and modern-popular music, especially Rock and Roll. Last trend are free jazz, electric jazz, jazz funk, Latin jazz and Flamenco jazz.
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Last day of the week and businessmen can untie their ties. Casual Friday is already a recognized code for businessmen. Till recently, many men were “obliged” to wear a suit for work. Luckily, masculine dress-code is more flexible now, and Casual Friday is an example. It has been taken from the Anglo-Saxon culture, for which some casual licenses are allowed last of the week.