For Italian Men, A Return To Elegance

by MR Magazine Staff

The Berlusconi years were tough on men’s fashion in Italy. But now there seems to be a return to traditional sartorial values. It was vulgarity and not elegance that ruled the day in Italy when Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was simultaneously running the country and staging “bunga bunga” bacchanals. Mr. Berlusconi was hell on traditional Italian cultural values, his years in office a prolonged populist takedown of the high-minded intellectual and aesthetic achievements that defined Italian architecture, art, industrial design and, not least, its fashion for much of the 20th century. Read more at The New York Times.