Few guys can melt hearts like Venetian oarsmen. We suspect it’s got something to do with the striped uniform. That’s why we tapped professional gondolier Liam Daniel Pierce for a few style tips. He schooled us on the history of the profession and how to nail the look, from the stripes to the shoes.
Sure, talc powder is great for absorbing sweat and odor in the most delicate places. Want to wear those Top Siders sans socks? Reach for the white stuff. But it’s useful for so much more than stopping sweat. Presenting: The top five (non-grooming related) uses for talcum powder.
Before you expose your ankles to the world, check out our video on the do’s and dont’s of sockless style.