By Antonio Malara
With the word “roadster” I want to express my own idea of summer and with it one of my typical outfit. The word is associated with the two seat sportcar and even this status symbol is connected with summer. Personally I never owned a roadster car but sometimes I think about the idea to buy one but I always end up saying to myself NO! It’s a fact that this kind of car represents the freedom, the summer, the thrill of high speed. Those are also symbols of youth (even if often I see old men driving this kind of car) and of course of rebellion. The idea of not having a roof in a car is weird but cool at the same time, it’s enjoying a kind of savage life. This is also my idea of summer, clubbing during this season is a different and temporary experience. For example I realized that in my city, most of the fun I had during party was in temporary structures, which being near the beach they’re disassembled after summer. In addition to this, you dress up nicely but you’re actually being fancy in a seaside facility with no roof. I always thought about this, I had nice time even in winter clubs but the feeling of claustrophobia is always there, you can’t see stars and you can’t feel the fresh air coming from the sea. In other words the roadster car and the summer clubbing are like brothers and with this post I want to put another brother alongside the other two. The right conclusion is to show the coolest outfit which expresses the same idea of summer and freedom. The funny thing is that the outfit is made up by popular items, a t-shirt, a pair of jeans combined with loafers.
This time I wanted to choose fashion designers clothes because I think that they make the difference for the occasion. The Philipp Plein t-shirt is a collaboration that the “designer” made with Playboy, he launched this collection where famous playboy covers are printed on t-shirts and other items. Of course the pieces were super expensive and I waited the discounts to buy the t-shirt with my favorite image. Is the November 2013 cover with Kate Moss lips holding a match, what I really like is the contrast of the giant red lips against the black all around. It’s a trendy t-shirt, almost “extreme” because when you wear it people around will look at you. I’m not a fan of this kind of t-shirt but I wanted to be a little different this time. For the bottom I used another trendy jeans, a skinny ripped Dsquared2 piece, even this item take the attention for its shape and the worn style. I paired the outfit using a red Tod’s by Ferrari loafers (another collaboration), these shoes take the attention for the color more than for the model itself. The look is really cool, the red lips on the t-shirt and the shoes matches perfectly, alongside with black and denim makes a nice combination.
Think about a thoughtless life, when you’re really free, with no one to program your existence. Think about a modern concept of “Dolce Vita” when your only duty is to be cool and have fun, well this must be the outfit to represent that lifestyle and what a better name than “Roadster”.
T-shirt: Philipp Plein
Photos: Tonino Catalano