Totò, “The Prince of Laughter” and what a Great Dresser! Posted on 24 Oct 12:19
God bestowed on this little “scugnizzo” (Neapolitan for “boy”) so many talents, that it was hard for him to pick just one and work on it. Apart from being a great comedian, Totò was - in fact - also an accomplished poet and musician. Not to mention the fact that he was also, certainly, a gentleman.
In this endeavor of ours, however, we are far more concerned with his sense of style than anything else. Obviously, he was also a great dresser. So, I will skip Totò's bio and comment on this wonderful, colorised picture. Let’s start from the centrepiece: this double-breasted madras flannel jacket in storm dust green with peaked lapels is breathtakingly wonderful, to say the least. And look at that Homburg Hat in hemp brown! What a perfect companion! Not to mention the Tartan necktie in Seal Brown and dark blue and the white checkered shirt. Perfection doesn’t need many comments, it speaks for itself. Should I mention the silk pocket square and the way it has been folded? This picture was taken when Totò was still relatively young, but think about it: wouldn't this outfit be stylish, even today? Of course it would.