The Tale of the Tie, the Scarf & the ‘Kerchief.
Gents, the festive season is here and with it brings a reason to show some flourish in your styling. And where else to draw inspiration than from the Italians – the men of Milan to be specific.
Milanese men are products of their culture – daring, audacious, gallant and sometimes cocky – and why shouldn’t they be? They have a great heritage, a wonderful culture, a history steeped in the arts, the occasional foray into Empire building, a cuisine that’s heralded worldwide, and a very sexy language in which to express pride in the land of their birth.
All this poise shows clearly, especially in their wardrobe. Don’t we love the Italian fashion sensibility! They’re unapologetic about colour and unabashedly flamboyant with their ties and scarfs.
Try it yourself this holiday season. Jazz up a navy jacket with a yellow kerchief, crumpled with style and tucked into your jacket pocket. Throw a Burberry scarf over leather and match colours boldly – blue on blue, red on red.
Pick some out-of-the-world ties to enliven a formal outfit, mash together patterns and hues and if you’re in a confident mood, throw a silk scarf over an army jacket. Mix, match and release your inner matador!
And yeah, yeah, this IS the same website that featured an Aussie man scorning the scarf, but hey, if you can carry it off well, JUST DO IT!
Here at MenStylePower we’re great fans of the European style aesthetic – it’s so strongly masculine and brash yet unashamedly elegant, tasteful and modish. What class, what dazzle, what manly dash!
For more amazing holiday style ‘a la scarf, tie and kerchief‘ from our European muses, view our gallery below (test drive the fullscreen option!):
Men Street Style - December 2010
(Acknowledgments: Tommy Ton’s Street Style Photography)