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ESSENTIAL STYLE TIP

02.05.12

THE RETURN of the TURN-UP Style dictates a re-emergence of the old 80's classic detail. Remember, the re-vamped modern double-breasted jacket has returned, shorter, sleeker with fresh appeal. So it would seem only natural for trouser hems to receive similar retro return appeal. Take note, turn-ups can make a suit look less formal and turn-ups has a tendency to shorten the apparent length of the leg to the eye; shorter guys should avoid this trend. In this case stick to clean, unbroken lines and focus on proportion. Clean lines create the feeling of length and elegance. Turn-ups are a very much a style staple and remember major European brands have always shown a commitment to this sartorial detail and to most it never really went away. Whether you keep this look classic, by pairing with a classic shirt and tie combo or push things a little by cropping your trousers slightly and tapering the trouser leg to a faltering slim fit, this versatile detail has guaranteed sharp appeal. Check out Lapo Elkann, the manager of brand promotion at Fiat, a company once led by his style icon grandfather, Mr Gianni Agnelli. Timeless and flattering, we would advise at least one turn-up piece in your sartorial armoire. You won’t regret it…

Mr Lapo Elkann