I’ve done a little heavy reading — about 6 1/2 lbs worth — looking for some inspiration into the smart casual world. Italian Touch is full of beautiful images of beautiful people lounging about beautiful places.
It’s also full of men wearing blue shirts with everything from jeans to white trousers (and Tod’s gomminos, of course). Without relying on the visual interest of a tie, the blue shirt is a quick and easy way to spruce up your smart casual. And don’t be shy about choosing a strong colour other than that perfect pale that has served you so well. This one is almost electric and plays up a blue overcheck on the sportcoat. If my trouser legs were a bit narrower, I’d say I’d have that full Italian touch down.