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Italian Style: Gianni Agnelli

August 22, 2010

Now a lot has been said of the Italians, their style, design, and overall impact on the world of garmentology.  Several times a year, we get an all-encompassing peak of Italian style through the lens of Scott Schuman, Tommy Ton, or all the others shooting at the wide array of industry nonsense that takes place on the boot.  During a recent conversation with an Italian native, I was reintroduced to a man who could, and probably should, be credited with setting the precedent for today’s Italian style.  Insert Gianni Agnelli.  As the head of Fiat, Agnelli was one of Italy’s most powerful personalities.  On top of running one of the biggest automotive companies in the world, Agnelli was an inspiration to designers and well dressed men the world over.  Esquire listed him as one of the best dressed men in the history of the world.  Do you remember all those shots of guys wearing a watch over their shirt cuff, yeah, thank Gianni Agnelli for that.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 23, 2010 01:00

    in the last shot that watch looks photoshopped. really? no french cuffs!

  2. August 23, 2010 08:06

    Eric – can’t offer a 100% guarantee on the watch, but the shirt definitely doesn’t have French cuffs – see the v-shaped notch at the end of the cuff, something French cuffs lack.

    Thanks for check out The Standard Edition.

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