Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Three Style Forum habitués wore bespoke Neapolitan jackets to an Italian lunch in sunny San Francisco the other day. Two were linen, one cotton and all four of the diners, including the cotton-clad cameraman, were appropriately rumpled. In the photo, Iammatt (with face obscured) was in Rubinacci, Manton wore Solito and Parker, who did not get the memo about tan jackets and solid neckties but was none the worse for it, was in Napoli su Misura.
Rumples are considered something that should have warranted a trip to the dry cleaner in most of North America but they are perfectly acceptable in Southern Italy during the summer. One of the objectives of Italian dress is to be deliberately shy of perfection anyway, and rumples do that quite nicely, thank you.