August is here and for the stylish elite that means one thing: European getaways and setting sail or simply jet-setting to the South of France or the equally as luxe sapphire waters of the Portofino coast. As summer shines on nearing the season's peak months, those individuals living enviable lifestyles in every major metroplex from coast to coast are traveling in pure style before Fall and jam-packed work schedules resume. Ah, to be like Dickie Greenleaf for a day (before his untimely demise that is) and walk along the waters of Capri in his designer shoes carrying confidence, plenty of money, fun to be had and very little else. That would be cheeky. 

The Talented Mr. Ripley is a visually stunning and thrilling film, already considered to be a classic. Starring Matt Damon as the desperate underachiever Tom Ripley, Jude Law as the iconic Greeleaf--a millionaire playboy running up daddy's tabs around the Italian coast with his waspy girlfriend played by Gwyneth Paltrow. Phenomenal style aside, the character portrayals and plot are riveting, with a stellar cast that also includes Cate Blanchett and the impactful late actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman. 

As an homage to summer and packing only the finest dapper duds for the next long weekend jaunt across oceans, we give you a modern take on the chicest carouser the Mediterranean has ever cinematically seen, styled around none other than The Perfect Polo (Dickie would definitely oblige) of course.

Dickie Greenleaf-style  

  • It all starts with The Perfect Polo (Dark Navy)
  • 21 yr old Balvenie Single Malt Scotch on the rocks
  • Exclusive Italian-made nubuck suede loafers
  • Sax
  • Vintage brass Zippo lighter
  • Eel skin passport cover
  • Vintage leather bound journal
  • Hermes pen
  • Frette beach towel
  • Sonny Rollins vinyl
  • Skateboard-check Vans
  • Handmade leather slides
  • Paul Smith swim trunks
  • Custom-made Italian leather sneakers
  • Vintage Gucci leather duffle 
  • Vintage Ray-Ban sunnies
  • Handmade Italian silk scarf
  • Handwoven Portofino Fedora
  • Gypsy Water Cologne
  • Murad Vita-C Eye Cream (reliever of very late nights)
  • Vintage Omega watch
  • Italian linen pinstriped chinos found in a Milan thrift store
  • Art / Travel magazines
  • Oar from the Harvard Rowing Team optional