Published July 1, 2009
Fashion , Photography , Style
Tags: Fashion, Florence, italia, Italian, Italy, Photography, pitti uomo, plastic choko, sprezzatura, Style
I am usually no fan of the Suit + Short combo, but if you have to do it then do it like this. This gentleman found by Plastic Choko in Florence’s Pitti Uomo (a conference and trade show of menswear) illustrates Italian Sprezzatura. I just think the hair doesn’t have to follow suit, but I shouldn’t really be talking about hair choices.
It seems that American Apparel has opened in Florence. Now unique personal branding can be pre-packaged for everyone! Hooray!
During this summer many of the Eleven members are traveling throughout the world, here is a little taste of a summer in Italy.
First off we find the gentleman on the motorcycle, the only way to effectively beat traffic in Italy, during a hot summer day a darker brown light cotton pants with dark brown fine sneakers and a white cotton shirt, all covered by a crème suede, light leather jacket.
We then move on to traveling in style, in a city with such rich architecture and art the automobile plays its part, a beautiful automobile says a lot about who you are but a beautiful automobile in a beautiful city is just plain art, as seen with the baby blue Morgan Aero in the middle of Florence.
Further down is the classical image of the older gentleman going for a stroll during late afternoon, its still very hot yet light blue colors with obviously the burgundy brown moccasin are a must. As is the light brown outfit for the everyday.
Published May 28, 2009
Fashion , Style
Tags: Fashion, Florence, Italian, Italy, neiman marcus, Style, suede loafers, summer, tod's, yellow
A pair of drivers are critical to looking fresh during the warmer months of summer. I would argue that a nice pair of suede kicks such as the Tod’s above are an excellent choice. If you’re going to spend $300 something dollars on a pair, get a loud color like these yellow ones, or a purple (I have a pair) and then wear them without socks and ensuring that the rest of your outfit is understated to balance out the shouting drivers on your feet.
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Published March 25, 2009
Culture , Fashion , Photography , Style
Tags: Blog, blogger, Fashion, Firenze, Florence, Milan, Milano, Photography, plastic choko, Style, underground
There is this idea that Milan is a city of just straight-up glamor. High-fashion in the most pure and traditional form. However, Plastic Choko seeks to offer a very different view of the various fashion scenes of Milan.
The party photography is pretty cool, because it shows the young side of Milan. Of course, few top-level bloggers stay in completely in one city, Plastic Choko goes to other cities in Italy such as Florence: