We all remember how elegant Gianni Agnelli was in the 80’s while diving naked from his boat on vacation in Cap Ferrat. From the master of style for excellence there are many lessons to be learned, except his habit that would devolve into an aesthetics catastrophe; the watch to be worn on the hem of the shirt. Go to the sea is a real test for the man of style because paradoxically, if you wear less clothes it is higher the risk of not getting it wrong. The Spring/Summer 2012 catwaks have seen options such as the swimsuit designed for young athletics: Dsquared2 has brought to the scene a stalwart playboy who loves to be in the sun in Mykonos, showing off his tan in the evening; Versace has taken inspiration from the 90’s showing off modern gladiators going to the beach with a panty and elastic that holds them, looking back at the iconic greek and the never forgotten Miami. Dolce&Gabbana have thought about their ideal Mediterranean man, who wears double layer boxers, thus under there seems to be a real item of lingerie and above a narrow panty; the theme of their collection is the nostalgia of the old fisherman of the south. Dirk Bikkembergs Sport Couture has dedicated their collection to swimwear, thus their swimsuits are white or black adherent boxers designer for real athletes. Of course, we must always consider that the fashion trends need to be looked at carefully, first of all because it is often something conceived within a show, second because what works on a model hardly does the same effect on the an everyday man. We must then evaluate a further aspect: the physical form, with the signs of time, the skin is no longer fresh after a certain age and see gentlemen in tiny costumes which leave them half-naked is a bad experience.
The soft boxer seen as swimwear suit, just a few centimetres above the knee, as well as those shown in the Spring / Summer Pal ZIleri collection are the best solution for those who want to enjoy the sun and the sea in freedom, avoiding embarrassment and maintaining their elegance.