Except for the occasional line in the Tevere, there's no fishing in Rome. But that isn't to say that Romans don't look the part. Among ordinary, at-leisure, middle-aged and older Roman men, the garment of choice is none other than the fishing jacket. Sleeveless, beige, or yellow, pockets everywhere for lead shot, line, lures, pliers--or just keys, cigarettes, and spare change--the fishing jacket has been in style for male casual wear for at least a decade.
|wives love those fishin' jackets|
Fishing jackets can be purchased in small clothing stores, department stores, outdoor markets--anywhere elegant clothing is sold. They make excellent "authentic" (as in, "the Italians really wear these"!) gifts. We bought one for our fashion-conscious LA son. It was on ebay a day later.