My job means I'm a purveyor of taste, not that I can bothers to dress well 24/7, but I consult and then cut some of the finest suits in the world. My Clients are some of the most elegant people in the world, but I also have Clients who appear I have huge imaginations and ask for lairy cloths, really loud linings, massive lapels etc. They want it all because they think that when they walk in a room everyone will be well impressed, but in reality they're more likely thinking 'dick'. Then you've got the guy that walks in his #boring suit, but it's so well designed and cut and there's subtle details, people think the guy is cool and tasteful, doesn't need to show off.
So you've got the guys who buy black and grey 159/ Brera who know the design and details are enough.
You've got the guys with red who get totally let off, because red looks so good on Alfas.
And you've got the guy who buys a blue one.....
Seriously though I bought black because I think it's one of the top 3 colours for a 159, it's the safest for resale and it doesn't clash with our house. I would've absolutely loved a red one, but too many factors against it for me. I'll never drive a bright blue car unless it's an old classic, which a Brera may well become. Fortunately Alfa drivers have an unwritten clause saying because they've been brave enough to buy a cool understated car, they are allowed to have any colour on it without people thinking they're flashy. Peace and love.
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