Skip to Main Content

Spring Workwear, Italian Flair

April 1st, 2016

Italian style at the office? You can do it!

Why are Italian guys so stylish? It’s a question we’ve posed to our resident Italian guy in the past. There’s always a little something that we can’t quite put our finger on, but there are some simple style moves you can make to add some Italian style to your own personal style.

Here are four easy ways to infuse an office look with a little Italian flair.

italian style fashion tips men

Reader prerequisite for this post: refresh yourself on the the look from Monday. It’s what I’d call classic American workwear. Today’s look is built on the exact same foundation, with just the following four Italian-style tweaks.

italian style fashion tips men

| WEARING | Al Bazar blazer and shirt, J.Crew pants, Gitman Bros. tie, Rolex Datejust watch, Tatesossian and Cantini MC Firenze bracelets, Suitsupply shoes | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo

1. Double-breasted blazer. Know where it came from? Well, it wasn’t Italy. So it’s interesting that the style has become something of an Italian style marker.

2. Spread collar shirt. If the button-down collar is uniquely American in its style connotations, then an extreme spread collar shirt is unabashedly Italian.

3. Wrist game. I’ve always felt that when it works with an outfit, adding a couple bracelets projects a certain masculine confidence, which is something I’d consider a hallmark of Italian style. You don’t have to get as elaborate as my friend Giampaolo, but if you’ve got the hueveos, then why not?

italian style fashion tips men

4. Double monk strap shoes. In the footwear realm, there’s nothing more rakish or Italian than a pair of double monks. Get them in suede and seal the deal.

italian style fashion tips men

Thanks, as always, for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

Brian Sacawa
He Spoke Style

Brian Sacawa

Brian Sacawa is the Founder of He Spoke Style and one of the original men’s style influencers. Since 2013, his goal has remained the same: to provide men the advice and inspiration they need to dress well, develop their personal style, and gain more confidence. Brian’s interest and passion for men’s style and luxury watches has led to his writing for The Robb Report, The Rake, and Sotheby’s and he has been quoted on menswear in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal,, Brides Magazine, and the Huffington Post. He lives in the woods north of Baltimore with his wife, Robin, kitties Nick and Nora, and German Shepherd/Collie mix Charlie.

All Posts