martedì 12 marzo 2013

The Thomas Crown affair

Movies have a great impact on style. An example? The Thomas Crown affair (the 1968 version, not the 1999 remake). This is one of my favourite movies ever, one of whom most influenced my idea of elegance.
A businessman, Steve McQueen, in need of diversions with a luxuty lifestyle: he plays polo and golf, flies a glider and drives a dune buggy (also a Ferrari and a Rolls Royce). A beautiful, supersexy and intelligent investigator, Faye Dunaway. A complicated love story. A perfect soundtrack.
After seeing this movie I decided to buy a pair of Persol PO714 that I'm actually using and I think I'll never be tired of. Here some pictures, the trailer and a track of the OST. Hope you enjoy.
What are your cult movies?
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mercoledì 6 marzo 2013

STYLE ICON: Alasdhair Willis

I'd like to introduce you some people that have a great style but that aren't considered style icons by the most. Usually when I hear the world "style icon" my mind thinks about the greatest Hollywood stars, like Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, Alain Delone and Robert Redford. In the majority of the styleblogs you can see people like Josh Peskowitz, Nick Wooster or Lino Ieluzzi. They have an incredible style but I'd like to show you something different. 
A Rolex Explorer, not a Submariner, a Daytona or a Datejust... from this little detail (always present in every outfit) you can understand how Alasdhair Willis is an "out of the box" style icon. Neutral colours, tuxedos, a cream trenchcoat, double breasted jackets and colurful socks. What I like of his kind of elegance is that he wears super cool designer products with streetwear accessories, for example tuxedo with Converse (you know my passion for suit&sneakers!!). Also a beautiful and superfashion wife (Stella McCartney) helps in being a style icon ;)
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venerdì 1 marzo 2013

Lanvin sneakers

Forget what they told you: sneakers are not at all releated to sport, at least not only. If you don't believe me take a look at Lanvin sneakers! Timeless, chic, simply perfect... that's why I think they are the best (and that's why I've chosen them for the cover image of this blog)!
At a glance they seem a simple pair of tennis shoes but if you look better you'll surely notice the rich materials. Anyway, you can recognize them from their shiny front part. You can wear them with almost everything, from jeans with a basic t-shirt to a stylish suit (I think sneakers&suit combo is always great).
Thanks to their creator: Lucas Ossendrijver.
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