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A true style icon of mine and the quintessential Italian dandy is, the industrialist heir, Lapo Elkann. A man with such a strong sense of style and character, that it is difficult to compare him with anyone else in the public eye.
Lapo utilises a unique blend of traditional tailoring with modern dandy-ism and detailing. He seems to exude a nonchalant sense of style and class wherever he may go, dressing impeccably in a but at the same time bending the sartorial 'rules' by wearing suede shoes or foregoing socks (or both).
He will always stick with classic detailing - a pocket square casually thrown in his pocket, sleeves cut to expose the correct amount of cuff but also be bold enough to wear a double breasted suit in a daring fabric . In fact, this (attempted) style is so prevalent in Italy that it has coined a term - 'sprezzatura' meaning simply, 'studied carelessness'. Few, however, manage to carry this off without looking awkward and affected. Lapo manages to turn this into something special, where we really feel his own personality reflected in his clothes.
To quote the words of the late Sir Hardy Amies, A man should look as if he has bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care-and then forgotten all about them.
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