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Don’t forget to button-down that button-down shirt...

06.04.12

…unless you really want to make style statement When your thinking of getting away for the weekend there are few menswear staples more inspiring than the button-down shirt. We thought we should embrace its uncompromising resourcefulness and call attention to it summer worth. The famous Italian industrialist who ruled Italian Fiat for many a decade, Mr. Gianni Agnelli, chose to wear button-down collars but with the buttons left undone. This gave this structured unflappable classic an appealing twist of everlasting nonchalance or, as the Italians call it, ‘sprezzatura’. We think sometimes a rebellious streak can be the ‘inspiration of the day’. Here are 4 ways to make your sartorial day…. 1. Seasonal colour You can play with this alittle by making it less formal, dress this down by removing the tie but still retain a considered air. Our sartorial viewpoint is to wear this with a club tie and light seasonal knit. 2. Day-to-day attire Wear yours under seasonal summer cardigan when you run out of other staple menswear options like the classic cotton tee. 3. Classic mix Combine an easygoing casual shirt with a piece of formal summer tailoring to add an inspired touch of sartorial Reiss pep. 4, ‘Buttonhole it’ Why not make a style statement, think Agnelli or sprezzatura and learn from an icon. Be inspired from one of the true leaders of Italian style and take on a more individual self-assured confidence when you get away this weekend. We all endorse that…