To wear it or not to wear it, that is the question. But, maybe, not any more. This book aspires to be a sort of manual, a summary of classical male dress codes given a modern feel. It also acts as a reference point for launching brand new and innovative styles that men enact every day to improve their comfort and elegance. Today, dress codes are no longer considered a limitation to creativity and individuality; nonetheless, it is still vital to understand the rules of dressing - even if at times we decide to transgress.
Through superb photography and texts written by an expert in contemporary fashion, this volume encapsulates a series of modus vivendi, experiences of some of the true protagonists of male fashion - ranging from CEOs to artists, from white collar workers to dandies and factory workers. Through these images, all men will be able to learn how these people have adapted a black tie outfit without breaking with tradition or revolutionized formal attire creating a new interpretation of the suit. They will learn how new jobs or lifestyles have become `occasions', how the routine of a "frequent flyer" affects his style eventually determining a new dress code. For some, defining a style is natural and spontaneous, while for others it represents a careful construction of one's own image.
Step by step, each chapter allows readers to experience the sense and the transformations of the contemporary male dress code
Giuseppe Ceccarelli is a journalist specializing in fashion and costume. His professional experience spans both print and web, and includes television. He began his career working on sites such as modaonline.it and CNN Style. He then entered fashion publishing. Currently he is collaborating with other men's magazines around the world and working as an image and style consultant for a number of companies. For White Star he has published in 2016 Menswear: 20 Timeless Elements of Style.