Friday, 10 October 2008
Are Italian men hot or what?
Some more questions have come in! I love to answer questions and I hope to be leaving Rome soon so ask me about Rome/Italy while you can...as once I leave here I hope to never live in the Eternal City again.
Jewel wants to know "are all Italian men hot or is that just a stereotype?"
Good question! I would first like to state that perhaps I am biased as I am of Italian blood and more importantly I have found myself one of the best looking and nicest Italians in Italy. So in my opinion a lot of Italian men are hot...in particular the Calabrese! (Sorry, but my bel ragazzo is from Calabria - so it's true!)
Italian men seem to be better looking then other nationalities since they take such pride in their appearance. It does not matter what sort of look they have, be it classy, grunge, casual or retro...what ever it is their look is very rarely achieved by accident.
Italian men even admit that they like to look good and they like to match. Bel ragazzo will not like that I wrote this on my blog (damn him speaking fluent English!)but he likes to match his shoes with his belt...he thinks this is quite normal. He would never, ever dream of leaving the house with his tracksuit on even if it is to just pop downstairs to buy some bread. Even when we go to the park for a picnic he likes his runners to match his t-shirt...and my bel ragazzo is hardly fashion conscious when compared to other Italians.
You have the sexy men in their 3 piece suits who really do look like they came off the runway and you have at the other end of the scale the Italians who I think are 'too cool for school.' I noticed this the other day whilst out and about that even the most 'casually dressed' Italians are so cool with the latest fashion accessories. The actual faces may not be that attractive, but often you are so distracted by the amazing dress sense that the face is not even important.
Some Italians however go overboard with their 'look' and a lot of Italian men and women can be very vain. A lot are also so obsessed with looking like everyone else, or better then everyone else, or having to have the latest pair of Ray Bans that they will spend all their money on designer clothes, and be in debt all their lives. I wrote about my experience with the folk of Cosenza here
There is also a common misconception that Italians are all dark, sexy and sultry. A lot of people come to Italy with the day dream that all Italians are dark haired, dark eyed Lotharios. A lot are dark haired and eyed but there are also a lot of blonds, red heads, blue eyes, green eyes and pale skined Italians floating around. (My bel ragazzo has gorgeous green eyes.) In the north of Italy you will find a lot of lighter featured people, while the further south you go generally they do tend to be darker types. Saying this however when I lived in Sicily last year I was shocked at the number of blue eyed men there were.
All in all as a whole I think that Italians are some of the best look men that I have ever come across. There are obviously lots of badly dressed, ugly Italians out there but the well dressed, good looking Italians make up for this. The main reason Italians seem to be so much better looking then other nationaities is their attitude, their confidence and the way they carry themselves. Nothing can be better looking then a man (or woman) who is sure of themselves.
What do you think? Anyone aree or disagree that Italians are amongst some of the best looking people