Toni Tanfani is the owner of Gisa, a boutique in Ancona, Italy. He’s always perfectly polished and incredibly sophisticated, but relies on little more than your basic solid blue dress shirts, navy blazers, and grey overcoats. In fact, he’s so pared down that he’s rarely even seen wearing a tie. It’s a style that I think can be very inspirational for people who appreciate rakishness, but also simplicity.
An anonymous reader once asked GW what he should wear to his wedding. GW wisely suggested a navy suit and white button up shirt, to which the reader replied, “that’s too boring and easy!” He then went on to describe some absolutely ridiculous outfit he was planning to wear. I think it was something like a burgundy plaid suit with an ancient madder tie and a tattersall shirt. There was something sophomoric about the reader. He seemed like a man in Anton’s second stage.
"Mr. Tanfani is possibly one of the most elegant men I've ever photographed at Fashion Week. Incredibly well-polished, with a sophistication that very few other men have, Mr. Tanfani embodies all the qualities of the ideal Italian man: well-groomed, good-looking, stylish, and confident. There isn't really much of formula to Mr. Tanfani's look: navy double-breasted blazer, classic white dress shirt, and reflective aviators. But it's the man behind the clothes that make the clothes. And Mr. Tanfani only gets better with age."
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