For our second installment, we asked more of the italist staff to reveal their style philosophies and favorite brands
As a follow-on to the first insider picks post published back in December, we tapped four more members of the italist staff to discuss their background, their style inspirations, and which pieces they’d choose from the site.
As before, their tastes are diverse and reflect both the multicultural representation of italist staff as well as the wide selection of brands and aesthetics on our site—from rock-and-roll-inspired looks to the five staple hoodies for any fashion-loving techie.
- Dress: Givenchy Two-Tone Pleated Minidress in black and pink
- Jacket: Saint Laurent Single-Button Wool Blazer in black
- Boots: Isabel Marant Archeen Boots in gold metallic snakeskin-stamped leather
- Bag: Stella McCartney Mini Stella Logo Round Crossbody Bag in black
- Earrings: Bottega Veneta Gold and Tiger’s Eye Chain Link Earrings
- When I’m heads-down hacking away on some code, I really want to be able to focus on the screen and melt into a “nerdvana” flow state. This hoodie from C.P. Company in Italy supports the quest for focus with an excellent pair of built-in goggles. I can only assume “C.P.” stands for “Computer Programming.”
- In terms of everyday businesswear for a programmer, every day is Casual Friday. That’s why my go-to hooded jacket for the office is this one from DSquared2, made of denim and leather. The tough leather sleeves stand up to many hours of elbows on conference tables in technical design and prioritization meetings.
- For slightly more-upscale occasions such as special date nights or reliving the roaring ’20s at fancy hotel bars, my go-to hooded jacket is this one from Dolce & Gabbana, sporting a synthetic-silky feel that makes me feel like 1.0 x 106 bucks.
- Nothing says “spring has sprung” quite like a bunch of flowers. Or at least that’s what my dear mother always says. That’s why I celebrate the season with a lushly-embroidered floral hoodie from Belgian designer Dries Van Noten.
- Conversely, nothing says “fall has fallen” quite like a brown hooded jacket that looks like a very soft, fallen leaf. A leaf that’s made of suede. Such as this jacket from Desa 1972. I like this brand in no small part because 1972 was the year that Pong was released by Atari.
- Coat: Herno Laminar linen and cotton glenplaid coat
- Blazer: Saint Laurent Lurex Pinstripe Blazer in charcoal
- Jacket: Orciani Suede Bomber in brown
- Shirt: Z Zegna Korean-Collar Shirt in light blue cotton and linen blend
- Shoes: Dolce & Gabbana Formal Lace-Up Shoes in black
Saint Laurent is my favorite brand because it relives the rock years of the 1960s and 1970s in a modern key, taking inspiration from some of my favorite bands such as the Rolling Stones.
- Boots: Saint Laurent Wyatt Harness Boots in stone-washed leather
- Jacket: Saint Laurent Zipped Biker Jacket in black leather
- Jacket: Saint Laurent Short Jacket in brown suede
- Poncho: Saint Laurent Wool Poncho in black
- Denim: Saint Laurent Skinny Cropped Jeans in light blue wash
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