With a stacked list of superstar customers together with Ryan Reynolds, Rami Malek, Bradley Cooper and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, stylist Ilaria Urbinati is a accurate maestro of men’s vogue.

“When I begun out, there have been a lot much more guidelines to menswear. People today ended up not having to pay awareness to men’s outfits they didn’t care or discover,” Urbinati, who received her start out as a fashion consultant on Showtime’s “The L Word,” told Website page Six Design.

“But these times, there are no policies. The video game has transformed so much.”

For proof, look no more than Chris Evans’ Prince Charming-influenced look at the 2019 Oscars, or Donald Glover’s brown velvet Gucci accommodate at the 2017 Golden Globes. Each Urbinati-styled outfits turned heads — and created headlines.

Donald Glover at the 2017 Golden Globes
“This was the really 1st time I dressed [Donald Glover],” Urbinati mentioned of this brown velvet Gucci second from the 2017 Golden Globes. “He arrived in — we experienced just achieved — and there was a rack complete of outfits. I explained, ‘That’s the just one you really should put on.’ He stated, ‘I completely concur.’ And he place it on, and then it kind of ‘broke the internet,’ as the kids say.”
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“With menswear, there are additional parameters. Making an attempt to perform my way out of the box is exciting for me,” the wardrobe whiz said, incorporating that just one of her favored sections of the position is breaking customers out of their comfort zones “just more than enough that they are evolving their design and style.”

“Men are genuinely astonished when they try on something new that they didn’t feel would work — and then it does!” she added.

The Rock at the "Jumanji: The Next Level" premiere
“It’s fun to enjoy with people’s notion of his impression,” Urbinati explained of her perform with The Rock, seen right here in Dolce & Gabbana at the “Jumanji: The Subsequent Level” premiere in 2019. “We began playing with colour — he’s worn chartreuse, he’s worn pink, he’s worn powder blue — and he nonetheless appears to be pretty masculine and incredibly awesome.”
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Of system, the style professional is familiar with that most men never commit their days posing on red carpets, nor are they capable to hold a private dresser on their payroll. Which is partly what motivated her to launch Leo, her men’s way of living web-site, which celebrated its first anniversary this thirty day period.

“I felt that the men’s area was missing a just one-cease shop,” she defined of the internet site, a passion job she commenced early in the pandemic.

Leo homepage
A appear at Leo’s homepage.

“You can appear right here and go through about type, but also examine about football, a new e-book or film or podcast, get a cooking recipe or a cocktail recipe, or examine about cigars or cars,” she continued. “The rule with Leo is: If it is a little something that would enchantment to males, it goes.”

Urbinati’s star clientele make recurrent cameos on Leo, much too The Rock reveals his favored tequila recipe, for instance, when Joel Kinnaman discusses his really like of jiu jitsu and Casey Affleck shares his tutorial to Boston.

Ilaria Urbinati surrounded by shoes
“I really love and form of geek out over menswear in a way that I just do not with women’s garments,” Urbinati instructed us.
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Of training course, there is also a hefty assisting of manner and shopping guidance, straight from the stylist herself — who normally spotlights tendencies she’s “geeking out” about, from sweater vests to chunky-soled derby footwear to vintage Missoni cardigans.

But for individuals not nonetheless all set to spend in the “slightly bohemian previous gentleman aesthetic” this period (her text), why not start off with the principles? Under, get the scoop on — and store! — the 5 simple sartorial staples each male should own, in accordance to Urbinati.

1. A knit polo

“Ideally 1 with very long sleeves, since you can wear by by itself and it appears tremendous skilled, but it also seems excellent underneath a suit or a leather bomber. I feel that button-ups are anything that variety of went away all through the pandemic they’re pretty awkward for most guys. But a knit polo will be the toughest-doing work product in their closet.”

John Smedley polo shirt

John Smedley Payton Merino Wool Polo Shirt ($235)

Cos polo shirt

Cos Relaxed-In shape Knitted Polo Shirt ($89)

Todd Snyder polo shirt

Todd Snyder Merino Full Placket Polo Shirt ($248)

2. A slender belt

“A good, slim belt with a slim buckle is truly really hard to find. Even for me, when I go to shops, it is practically generally major buckles, major huge belts. But I consider if you put a slender belt —  especially if you can get one particular in a awesome color, like a blue or green — on with a trouser and a sweater, you are dressed.”

Anderson's belt

Anderson’s Black Leather Belt ($165)

Officine Creative Strip Belt

Officine Innovative Strip Belt ($150)

Reiss Leather Belt

Reiss Leather Belt ($120)

3. Trousers

“Burn your skinny denims! I choose a pleated, slightly slouchy trouser — and it can still be tapered. Even if it is a chino, if it is got trouser pockets on it, it’s quickly a more elevated glimpse than a five-pocket chino, which just appears to be like like a jean.”

COS pants

Cos Relaxed-In good shape Tapered Chinos ($125)

Ami Paris pants

Ami Paris Slender-Suit Tailored Trousers ($410)

Reiss pants

Reiss Brighton Pleat Front Trousers ($245)

4. White minimal-top rated sneakers

“I appreciate a uncomplicated, clean white sneaker. You can put on it with a peacoat in the wintertime and that looks wonderful you can don it in the summer time with shorts and it looks wonderful. You can even use it with a fit to a seaside wedding.”

Axel Arigato White Clean 90 Sneakers

Axel Arigato White Thoroughly clean 90 Sneakers ($225)

Greats Royale Sneakers

Greats Royale Sneakers ($180)

Common Projects White & Navy Retro Low Sneakers

Frequent Projects White & Navy Retro Small Sneakers ($465)

5. Espadrilles

“A leather sandal on a male makes me want to leap out a window. Nobody wishes to see your toes!”

Castaner espadrilles

Castañer Navy Suede Pablo Espadrilles ($170)

Scarosso Diego Espadrilles

Scarosso Diego Espadrilles ($157)

Brunello Cucinelli
Suede Espadrilles

Brunello Cucinelli Suede Espadrilles ($695)