Rules of Style According to Giampaolo Alliata

16 rules to live by courtesy of our resident “italian guy” and bona fide style icon

It’s no secret that we love Giampaolo Alliata’s style. He’s one of our all-time greatest style icons and someone that everyone could (and should) learn something from.

Here are a few takeaways via Giampaolo’s Instagram account.

Rule No. 1:

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Monochromatic looks always make the right kind of statement.

Rule No. 2:

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Know how to wear suspenders. And don’t believe the man who says it shouldn’t be done with belt loops.

Rule No. 3:

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A turtleneck under a blazer is always a solid style move. But a turtleneck under a double-breasted blazer takes it to the next level.

Rule No. 4:

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Have fun with your accessories.

Rule No. 5:

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Olive green isn’t just for Army guys. Unless you consider yourself to be part of the Army of Style. Zing!

Rule No. 6:

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Wear clothes you love so much that they make you dance.

Rule No. 7:

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Only a real man knows how (and when) to wear pink.

Rule No. 8:

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At the end of a long, hard day, jump right into the tub and smoke a cigar.

Rule No. 9:

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You don’t have to be over the top to make a statement with color.

Rule No. 10:

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Know how to rock white chinos and a denim shirt.

Rule No. 11:

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Easily transition from day to night by just losing the tie.

Rule No. 12:

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Dress so well you become a work of art (or end up on the cover of a book).

Rule No. 13:

Own a pair of white leather sneakers for the weekend.

Rule No. 14:

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One bracelet isn’t enough sometimes. Know when that time is.

Rule No. 15:

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Brown is the new black.

Rule No. 16:

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A man always looks better with love in his life.

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

Brian Sacawa
He Spoke Style

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  • Dave Minella

    Excellent post. Giampaolo is now one of my favorites too.

  • Phil Grimes

    Great looks minus the cigarette. Sorry, but it just takes even the sharpest outfit down a notch for me.

    • SongFish

      His choice and if that affects your opinions then it shows how shallow people can be.