I am so glad Andy Garcia gets it! “It is necessary for me to express the deep sorrow that I feel for all the Cuban people both inside and outside of Cuba that have suffered the atrocities and repression caused by Fidel Castro and his totalitarian regime,” stated the Cuban-Ameican actor, right after Fidel gave up his ghost.
I’m with him on this. However, this being a blog mainly about style, my dear inferiors, I’ll show you how I’ll dress if I were to go to Cuba so that you can be a little bit better by imitating me should you decide to visit the island as well. Obviously, in order for this experiment in style to be successful, you must do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. Take no initiative, just read first. Later on, I might be magnanimous enough to let you do your own stuff, provided it was inspired by me.
One glorious day, in the future, somewhere before the Second Coming, somebody will read what I’m writing and think “this guy is a genius, far ahead of his time”… and that’s why right now you can’t quite grasp what I’m all about, but no worries: it is better than your stuff.
All right, let’s cut the BS. Here I am wearing a nice, non-expensive two-buttons linen jacket with notch lapels and flap pockets the color of chalk by Tollegno.
Under the jacket, we have a Mosca 1954 light-blue and white, striped shirt with a classic button-down collar. The shirt is made in cotton and I have to say, even though it’s off-of-the-rack, it fits surprisingly well! Probably thanks to my perfect, Ivy-Style, proper gentleman’s manly measures? Elementary, Watson.
However, I still need to top my usual plug-in for the Tie Shop Rome. Otherwise, my marketing strategy won’t work because Millennials are all about User Generated Content and independent reviews. To hell with those Millennials and their peculiar whims… wait, I’m a millennial, too! Supposedly, at least. Well, I never liked myself so well, anyway. Besides, to paraphrase that Leftist pedophile with a penchant for incestuous relationships of Woody Allen: “I’d never join a generation that would allow a person like me to become a member”.
Anyhow, the necktie in question was named “Seamen&Promises” with a huge stretch of imagination on my part, but I can’t remember why. It is a limited edition necktie and you could probably find one – if it isn’t out of stock – here.
By the way, knit neckties were originally worn by Leftists, but they have been later delivered from this curse, so you can safely wear one nowadays. If you want to know more about knit ties, head over to the Gentleman’s Gazette. Sven Raphael Schneider has put together a well-researched and solid article, as usual.
Don’t miss the detail here, and namely the silk pocket handkerchief in pink and light blue. You can find that at the Tie Shop Rome as well. Ideally, you would want to swing by in one of our four shops situated around the center of the Italian capital, but if you can’t, you might want to visit our website, instead. You can also find quality tie bars, like the one you see in the picture, along with a plethora of selected fashion accessories for Ladies&Gentlemen.
Let’s go on: the driver cap is in cotton, the color of Bronco, by La Coppola Storta. That, in fact, isn’t really a Driving Cap, but a Mafia Cap, to be precise: it was made in Sicily. And it’s ironic, how – if you’d buy one of these – you would be giving a hand in the struggle against Cosa Nostra, since this is exactly what the guys at La Coppola Storta are doing with part of the money you give them. That is, if they are still alive…
There’s also a pair of classic Dockers in ironside Grey, I love them. You can’t live without AT LEAST, a pair of Dockers. I got them from Mosca 1954, of course.
Ah, finally: the shoes are a pair of Derbies (do notice the red, properly laced, laces) by Melluso. They are extremely comfortable and durable as well… also, they happen to be versatile shoes.
Anyways, I wrote enough for today, and I have a headache. What do you think of this ensemble? Let me know, please. I love you even though you are inferiors, see how democratic John Cravatta can pretend to be? Wait, until I come to power…