The first of seven major differences between Italian and American men lies in the degree of formality within their dress.
In general, Italian men tend to be more formal in dress than American men, especially at the workplace.
Currently in some job settings, Italian businessmen can be seen in a jacket and tie with jeans and casual shoes—that is, as long as the jeans and shoes are stylish, meeting the standards and conditions outlined below.
Even in other social settings outside the workplace, Italian men think twice before leaving the house. For example, an Italian young man would not commonly go to school or attempt taking his girlfriend to a restaurant dressed in a plain undershirt, sweat pants, or gym shorts—much less in flip flops!
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