La Dolce Vita

by Jeff Lack

I do love all things Italian and am quite inspired in my personal style by la dolce vita. I am also very fond of the odd canoli and Papas Pasticerria has the absolute best in Sydney! I dropped in there after a lunch that just needed to finish with something sweet. 

Onto this Italian Riviera influenced ensemble..Start with Andrea Ventura chocolate brown suede double monks strap shoes (sans socks) that our friends at Harrolds carry, then add a pair of Country Road navy blue cotton chinos wrapped in a Sportscraft navy canvas belt, tuck in a floral linen MJ Bale long sleeved shirt and cover this up with a navy / white mini check unstructured blazer by MJ Bale. Oh, I almost forgot the ivory silk handkerchief/ pocket square by Drakes at Strand Hatters, a pocket square is essential in smart casual ensembles. This outfit is perfect for weekend lunch dates or a stroll through your local art gallery. When the blazer comes off I like to roll my shirt sleeves to give the new look a more casual look and feel.

Tip: for the less adventurous, try a crisp white shirt for a more classic look.

Photographer: Magdalena Lapcevic