I have just spent the best part of an afternoon hunting in wardrobes, draws, suitcases and bags to find any item of clothing that fits me. When I say “fit”, I mean go over my leg higher than my knee or over my head lower than my neck!
The air was blue. That was until the Italian came into the room to see what the commotion was. I shed a tiny tear of frustration that my baby weight is trespassing wherever it can set up camp on my body and he burst into laughter explaining that his situation was far worse.
How so? (I won’t attempt to write in my usual take on an Italian accent).
“Well”, he said, “I’ve been a stay at home dad for twelve months, I’ve eaten far more than I should have and exercised far less than I should have. Money has been tight and the majority of my current wardrobe is from Primark. I’m about to go to Italy where I know my family and friends will ridicule me for the weight gain and chastise me for the ill fitting ill suited outfits.
And you think that you have a problem?!”
Ok amore mio, point taken.
So it seems that the Italian is just as fearful as I am of rocking up in Venice looking like a beached whale in Bermuda shorts and flip flops. Here readers, is the reason for his concern. Italian men are generally very cool, well dressed and always matching. Always!
Just check out these average run if the mill fellas from my Pinterest board, La Mia Bella Moda.
I feel his pain, I really do! That said, I’m really looking forward to the eye candy *glances sheepishly through dark sunglasses as handsome men walk by*.
Do we really beleive that these guys are on a lunch break from the office? Too cool for school. foto.
The scarf. LOVE. The colours just add a litlte bit of umph. Italian men, they can do it like this. foto.
Now this is how you stand out in a crowd! My Italian would wear this, the brighter the better! foto.
Every Italian man needs a Vespa as his main accessory! foto.
Even older Italian men look fabulous! In Italy, age doesnt define when you become a slob – check out this old dudes shoes! I wouldnt mind strolling down the strada with him when i’m collecting my pension. foto.
As Shakespeare said, the clothes maketh the man!
- First Impressions Don’t Count (teaandbiscotti.com)
- The Italian: Meeting the Family (teaandbiscotti.com)