Thursday, January 23, 2014

Marcello Mastroianni : Italian Style

'Marcello Mastroianni is the epitome of Italian style. Thanks to his
devotion to basic black suits, French-cuffed dress shirts, and uncomplicated
black ties… he holds the unique honor of proving that breaking boundaries
can be done while adhering to simplicity and tradition.
He knew that the key to style wasn't wearing the most elite labels or most
expensive fabrics. For him, it was all about the fit… and didn't try to
make waves with outrageous colors or excessive detailing, but instead
focused on the cut of his garments. He proved that when the fit is right,
everything else falls into place, and his lasting legacy is an important
lesson: it doesn't matter what you wear, only how you wear it.
That is why his incomparable style doesn't stop at his wardrobe. He
crafted a complete look to ensure that he always wore the clothes and
that the clothes never wore him. His style was in his smile, his stare,
the tip of his sunglasses, the way he crossed his legs, his poise and
posture. No detail was left out, and his commitment to creating a look
that was truly all his own has made Marcello Mastroianni one of the most
difficult style icons to replicate.' ~ ©Frank Borsellino