Anonymous asked: Re. your March 4th post: The clothing by Attolini was a pleasure to see, and there were many very striking visuals, and a few laughs -- but what did you think of "La Grande Belleza" as a film, Mr. Dirnelli? Please see my comment from March 4th for my thoughts. Thank you -- Brunonian
I owe you an answer, sorry for the delay, but I prefer to answer any questions on Tumblr directly, using the iPhone app, as I seldom get in front of a PC to answer those Disqus comments.
I was completely under the spell of that film, I found it visually stunning, the acting was excellent, the lines of dialogue crisp, and the whole thing had a slow poetic beauty — I was never bored, I didn’t find the movie too long, and I felt like I got every scene, even the most cryptically poetic moments. The reference to Fellini is quite explicit, and masterfully pulled off. I understand that the movie may not be to everyone’s taste, I have some friends who didn’t like it either, but I personally am a huge fan.
PS. With an alias like that, you must be a fellow Brown alumnus?
adappergent asked: Hello! I'm a great admirer of your galleries and impeccable great taste for clothing. I would appreciate your opinion on the following; I just bought great burgundy shoes. I haven't found a dress belt that matches the color, I don't wear suspenders, so I've thought of wearing the suit without any belt. What do you think ? Thanks and please keep the blog alive.
If you’re going to go without a belt, then have the belt loops removed from the trousers at an alterations tailor.
(While you’re at it, ask him to put in six buttons for braces, so you can decide later if you want to try braces. I assure you that once you’ve tried them, you won’t regret it, your trousers will fall much more perfectly down your legs onto the shoe than with the belt.)