Instructions for use
While browsing the internet, I came across at least a couple of sites, including a women's forum, which showed that men's white pants are among the worst ten pieces to wear. The ground here is indeed quite slippery.
White pants are capable of elevating a look into the empyrean of male elegance (just look at some photos taken outside Pitti Uomo in Florence) or plunging it into the underworld of vulgarity.
So, here are some tips to wear them with style.
The first, which is actually an absolute rule for all men's jeans and trousers, is that they are neither too tight nor too ripped. Unless you're a rock star, that is not an option.
To be on the safe side, just stick to the "less is more" philosophy: a solid color t-shirt (as long as it is not white to avoid the ice-cream effect) and moccasins or sneakers will be a winning combo.
But the real charm of the white pants lies in that they recall the gentleman of bygone days, a bit Frank Sinatra, a bit Cary Grant in "Catch a Thief".
The advice, therefore, is to wear them with an attitude of sophisticated nonchalance, from morning to night.
The trousers are made of cotton and feature a formal cut and turn-ups at the bottom. Paired to the classic shoes, the jacket and the linen shirt create a daring yet chic separates combo.
A slim yet not fitted silhouette, they are casual and elegant, and together with the polo shirt and nappa shirt in natural tones, they become more informal when paired to trendy sneakers.
With a well visible pence to the front and a retrò styled silhouette, the trousers perfectly match the loafers with the tassels and become cooler when worn with the basic white T-shirt and the open denim shirt.
Finally, the Bermuda shorts, easy to wear provided they are ennobled by accessories: no to the printed T-shirt, yes to the shirt, polo shirt and sailor shirt, which together with the espadrilles, the handkerchief around the neck and the straw hat, recall the divine images of Picasso portrayed in his buen retiro in the south of France.