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Style icon Gianni Agnelli and his Ploprof

  1. tomvox1

    tomvox1 May 13, 2017

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    Nothing profound in this post just some fun shots of Italian industrialist and head of Fiat, the late Gianni Agnelli, sporting a Ploprof on Isoprene strap during casual moments in the 1970s with his trademark over-the-cuff style.

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    I was at first surprised to see that such an elegant, fashionable gentleman as L'Avvocato would strap on a big ol' purpose built dive watch like the Ploprof. But if you look at his mixing of "high" and "low" styles throughout his life it actually makes sense. That seemingly effortless (it wasn't) approach to personal style is what makes Agnelli a touchstone for men's fashion today.

    Agnelli-Ploprof-1.jpg

    Agnelli was also an avid yachtsman so the unmatched water resistance of the Ploprof at this time must also have appealed to him, as would the hefty avant-garde asymmetrical case design, I imagine.

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    Anyway, a cool little footnote to Ploprof history. Goes to show you can rock just about any look if you believe in it and make it your own. Maybe just don't try that over-the-cuff trick. There's only one Gianni Agnelli, after all.
     
  2. micampe

    micampe May 13, 2017

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    Edited May 13, 2017
  3. tomvox1

    tomvox1 May 13, 2017

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    Mama mia! ::love::
    Thanks for posting that. :thumbsup:
    Cheers,
    T.
     
  4. M'Bob

    M'Bob May 13, 2017

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    Wow, cool dude. I'm going to wear my house-arrest monitor on the outside of my pant leg now.
     
  5. dialstatic

    dialstatic May 13, 2017

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    I tried wearing the 'plof over my sleeve once, but for some reason I just ended up looking like a douche.
     
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  6. tyrantlizardrex

    tyrantlizardrex C is NOT for "Lizard". May 13, 2017

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    You wear pants?
     
  7. tomvox1

    tomvox1 May 13, 2017

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    Bold choice! :thumbsup: :D
    Best,
    T.
     
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  8. tomvox1

    tomvox1 May 13, 2017

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    Yes, definitely a "don't try IRL" move for most of us. When you're a billionaire nobody will point this out, however. ;)
    Best,
    T.
     
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  9. M'Bob

    M'Bob May 13, 2017

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    Um, yeah...is this an example of super, high-brow pithy British humor that has flown over my head, or are you cryptically requesting pictures?
     
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  10. RawArcher

    RawArcher Measures thread drift on the Richter Scale May 13, 2017

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    Amen. Even tried the extender. Definite no-go......but super cool on him!
     
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  11. tyrantlizardrex

    tyrantlizardrex C is NOT for "Lizard". May 13, 2017

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    From your profile picture, I just assumed you were a gigantic moustache...
     
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  12. M'Bob

    M'Bob May 13, 2017

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    Well done, sir. A level of "pith" worthy of your countrymen, and quite at the level of "Fawlty Towers."
     
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  13. TomGW

    TomGW May 13, 2017

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    Just two nations divided by a common language!
     
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  14. watchknut

    watchknut New watch + Instagram + wife = dumbass May 13, 2017

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    I hope you are talking about a strap extender :p
     
  15. RawArcher

    RawArcher Measures thread drift on the Richter Scale May 13, 2017

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    This time, yes.
     
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  16. watchknut

    watchknut New watch + Instagram + wife = dumbass May 13, 2017

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    Thank goodness...you never know with this crew.
     
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  17. Emeister

    Emeister Donut-eatin desk-divin wannabe-astronaut fat dude May 14, 2017

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    Have seen this before but missed/forgot the unique "across the ears" wearing of the sunglasses until I stumbled upon this 'homage' today on a Swedish site [old FS post for a Helson Sharkmaster 600].
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    Matey did miss the socks above the knee and over the trousers though, but easily done as Agnelli had such an impeccable eye for spot on colour matching :cool:


    And something else I probably already knew but re-learned today, care of deskdivers.com, and brought a smile to my face...

    "The Locking nut Patent (number CH503310) was filed on 23rd Oct 1968 but not published until 1974."

    The day after I was born :D
     
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  18. jaguar11

    jaguar11 May 14, 2017

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    Never in a million years could I get away with that... Bone achingly cool for a mere mortal like me. Although when it comes to cool the Italians have an innate knack of it!!!!
     
  19. Bumper

    Bumper May 15, 2017

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    British ; Pants = panties
    Rest of world = trousers, slacks...