Monday, July 29, 2013

Italian Chic with Marc Jacobs & Zara

     When it comes to new designs and trends, Italians are the pioneers and trailblazers in the world of men's fashion.  Italian men have an innate ability to look as though they intentionally put an outfit together, even when they didn't.  They can walk into a McDonald's with a full wool suit on and wouldn't look overdressed.  It’s the art of trying without looking like you tried.  

     You don't often see shorts and a blazer in the states, but the combination just screams Italian summer days.  Shorts and a shirt give off a laid-back, casual look, but the simple addition of a blazer transforms it into a whole different look.  While the casual nature of a tee and denim shorts on a summer day give the outfit a “just thrown on” kind of vibe, the slim, clean lines of the ensemble also suggest that you must have put some thought into the final look.  It makes the statement that, although summer is all about being cool and comfortable, you refuse to dumb down your style because Mother Nature dictates it.

Jacket: Marc Jacobs
Shirt: Save Khaki
Shorts: Zara
Glasses: Carrera
Belt: Paul Smith
Shoes: Ted Baker
Accessories: Panerai, Tateossian, J Crew