061214_Italy-Brazil-SuitsThis isn’t the first time we’ve championed dressing up for a flight, and it won’t be the last, but here’s a perfect example of what we mean…

You’re looking at the Italian National Team stepping off their flight to Brazil for the World Cup. In three-piece suits.

It’s one dapper sight to behold, and unlike Team USA who, naturally, opted for sweatpants—okay, it wasn’t that bad, they wore sleek, Nike-issued warm-ups—the Italians look like they’ve dressed for the occasion. Because it’s not just about getting to the tourney, it’s about arriving on the grandest of world stages and looking like you’re supposed to be there—before even stepping foot on the pitch.

In fact, it looks a lot like their buttoned-up style of play, dubbed catenaccio:

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—N.B.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Najib Benouar