If there's one thing that Italian men seem to gravitate to (once we eliminate women, cigarettes, motorini and hand gestures), it's uniforms. Uniforms are always in style in Italy: well-tailored, well pressed and with lots of accessories that convey importance and authority (sashes, ribbons, medals, etc). De rigeur, are of course a pair sharp designer shades - though that's not only for men in uniform, it's for all Italians everywhere. From my trips, it seems that no matter the job: investment banker, sales clerk, garbage collector, vaporetti gate closer, without cool shades one better not even show... This translates of course to you as a tourist - no cool shades, no cool trip to Italy - arrive prepared!