Just born with it

The way in which Italian men manage to dress with an apparent effortless ease all starts with a decent haircut. As toddlers boys are whisked off to the barbers to have their baby curls styled into the fashionable cut of the moment.

Then over the years clothes of quality are chosen with just the right fit or colour.

A flair for accessorizing becomes instinctive until finally they acquire a natural chutzpah to pull off anything from a pink shirt with a sorbet lemon tie to a man bag with a Sue Clowes heart t-shirt without a shred of self consciousness.