I was initially drawn to this picture of Evelyn Waugh by the jacket and shirt collar. However, upon closer inspection, he appears to be layering a leather smock?
Your move, #menswear…
Monday night delights from the Levant a la Helen Nasr. f’toyr silik, hajja arish, zaytoun, couseh, samak. (And a Langhe Rosso from Maretti).
Marco Tronchetti Provera, President of Pirelli Group and many other things, loves Miserocchi.
Luigi Ghirri, Modena 1972.
Following up on our post on Count Gelasio Gaetani d’Aragona Lovatelli, meet his uncle Baron Raimondo Nanuk Franchetti. He was born in Florence in 1889 and passed away somewhere north of Cairo in 1935. He was one of the most important Italian explorers of the XX century. He climbed the Rocky Mountains in 1907, and after completing the military service he went Indochina, China (1911), and Sudan (1912). He served in WWI and was proposed for a bronze medal of valour. Then he married Countess Bianca Mocenigo Rocca in Venice (1920). Between 1921 and 1929 he travelled extensively throughout Africa, the 1928-1929 expedition in the Afar Triangle was particularly remarkable. In 1932 he was in Ethiopia where he unsuccessfully tried to depose the usurper Hailé Selassié, and restore to the throne the legitimate emperor Iyasu V. He died in a plane crash in 1935 soon after taking off from Cairo as he was accompanying the Italian minister Luigi Razza on an expedition to Ethiopia. Some suspected that the accident was in fact a murder orchestrated by the British secret service but we don’t really know.
What are driving shoes made for? Driving!
Gianni Agnelli at the heel of one of his Fiats, with a rather dashing pair of sunglasses and his trade-mark Miserocchi loafers. We don’t know about the sunnies, but you can get the shoes from P. Johnson Tailors.
The pleasure of mending and patching up.
Wine-maker Count Gelasio Gaetani d’Aragona Lovatelli, the nephew of Baron Raimondo Nanuk Franchetti, on his wardrobe. Don’t ask where he buys his clothes, because he doesn’t buy any. In fact, buying anything would be very vulgar when your uncle is called Baron Raimondo Nanuk Franchetti:
"I never do any shopping – with a few exceptions – because I have so many good clothes I’ve inherited, and I hate to throw them away as I am so attached to them. I had older brothers, all sadly now deceased, and I am the same size as one of them, so I have some wonderful things of his, and also from my father, from the 1940s, and my uncle, Barone Nanuk Franchetti. Old, old jackets, old gloves. All patched up."