While seersucker fabric may evoke images of blue-blooded arcadia, its origins are unambiguously working-class. Originally from India, it was reborn in 20th-century America as a heavy-duty textured cotton for men who worked under hot conditions.
If a tie is usually worn so the narrow side of the blade is behind the wider part, it’s sprezzatura to wear it the other way round; if the end of a belt is usually tucked into a belt loop, it’s sprezzatura to leave it dangling; if fastening a tailored jacket is what counts for good dress etiquette, it’s sprezzatura to leave it undone. Of course, to now do these things is not sprezzatura – you need to find your own touch of distinction.
Psychologically, a man in a sharp suit seems more determined than other men. It seems that success is his only option. He looks like someone who knows what he wants and how to get it. A suit gives him a certain amount of power. When negotiating, there is nothing showing a man’s point more clearly than a well-tailored suit. A suit demands respect from others.