Saturday, 2 October 2010
Stefano Tonchi's guide to looking good
Meet Stefano Tonchi, 50, the editor-in-chief of W magazine and a man committed to elegance and style:
'As an Italian working in New York, I do notice differences. I'm a little taken aback when someone comes to see me at the office and they're wearing shorts and flip-flops, even if they are from Abercrombie & Fitch. I think the Anglo-Saxon countries have a culture of underdressing, whereas in Italy we'd rather be overdressed. We don't dress down at the weekends, either. I think a lot of this is drummed into you when you're growing up; in Italy, your parents will want to see that you are keeping your look together right through the day. And as we don't usually wear school uniforms, we're learning all through school how to present ourselves. Those lessons stay with you.'
You can read all about Signor Tonchi in today's Independent.
Are you an underdressed Anglo-Saxon? Or do you keep your look together throughout the day?
Black and white: Daniel Riera
Colour: William Lamson
Quote from The Times