Section: Men's Style - Blog
From football to food, it seems that there’s nothing our Mediterranean friends cannot do. But what irks inspires us the most is the apparent ease with which they manage to look so stylish while doing so. Of course, Italy has long been the birthplace of some of the fashion world’s most popular trends so when Italian men throw randomly coloured components of their suits together and call it Spezzato we’re rather inclined to take note. But what on Earth is it and do you think you can pull it off?
If you’re like us and your Italian vocabulary is limited to the local restaurant’s pasta menu then you probably don’t know that Spezzato translates quite literally as ‘broken’. A strange word for a sartorial trend you might think but in actual fact it’s quite an accurate description of the style.
Spezzato style is when a suit jacket is paired with the pants from another suit that is of contrasting colour. This gives your once monochrome outfit a broken look that is incredibly individual and, if done right, extremely stylish.
You might not know it but Spezzato is all around you. Every time you pull on a blazer and a pair of jeans you’re dipping your toes ever so slightly into the waters of mismatched attire. Chinos and a sports coat? Yes, that too. Once you have a formal(ish) jacket and a contrasting pair of pants, then you are a practitioner of this vestiary art.
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Now to do this right, you’ll need more than one suit and ideally, a man that wears suits regularly will have at least three in his wardrobe. If however you’re a one suit man or your suits are too similar in colour then you can always pop into our showroom for a look at our range or chat about all things Spezzato.
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