Neapolitan Napoleons

The May issue of Travel + Leisure features an article on Naples that highlights the sartoria Napoletana, the meticulous men’s style made possible by the finest tailors in Italy.

Oddly, one of the accompanying photos is of a leggy, high-heeled model with some local taxi drivers who most definitely do not exemplify that style.

Neapolitan taxi drivers

As Izzy can attest, it is no shame to be short in stature, but such men run an extra risk of looking like overgrown children. And wearing baggy jeans, sneakers (which are not just childish but add no height), and an untucked shirt only make things worse.

But perhaps Izzy is foolish to think that men today don’t wish to look like overgrown children.

One Response to “Neapolitan Napoleons”

  1. Lazarwolf April 25, 2006 at 11:05 pm #

    I like short men no matter what they wear as long as they are cute.