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Agnelli's fashion sense stood out, even in a country like Italy, where dressing well and fashionably is generally perceived as very important. His style has inspired and influenced menswear throughout the years in Italy and around the world. In his retirement speech, Milanese fashion designer Nino Cerruti named Agnelli as one of his biggest inspirations along with James Bond and John F. Kennedy.Esquire magazine named Agnelli as one of five best dressed men in the history of the World.
Agnelli's dress style was a featured a foundation of classic suits. He had a large number of bespoke Caraceni suits, which were of very high quality and classic design. It was the accessories and the way they were worn that made Agnelli stand out as a "fashionisto". He is known for wearing his wristwatch over his cuff and conveyed sprezzatura, the Italian art of making the difficult look easy.
Apart from his dress sense, Agnelli's homes were work of designers and looked like studies in elegant living. Additionally, he was interested in football, sailing, fast cars, Cresta tobogganing, skiing and horses.
Agnelli's nickname "The Rake of the Riviera" inspired the classical menswear magazine The Rake