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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

On the Street....Via Montenapoleone, Milano

Comments on "On the Street....Via Montenapoleone, Milano"

 

Anonymous la sartorialista said ... (2:59 PM) : 

I wish I were there!

The gloves, the Macanudo!

 

Anonymous Excellent Granola said ... (3:03 PM) : 

I wish we had guys like that in Saskatchewan.
No wonder i'm 37 and still single.

 

Blogger Petter said ... (3:26 PM) : 

I would have felt that cigar with my bare hands instead of the horrible thick gloves.. Lovely shoes though!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:27 PM) : 

Brown shoes and yellow gloves, it is just as good as it gets!

 

Blogger em said ... (3:32 PM) : 

i love the yellow gloves they add such a nice splash of color to an otherwise neutral toned outfit

 

Anonymous ben smith said ... (3:37 PM) : 

its all about the yellow gloves - love it

 

Anonymous Asmo said ... (3:39 PM) : 

This gentleman looks as Milanese as one can ever be.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:41 PM) : 

Are those Berlutis? They're gorgeous

 

Blogger Alice Olive said ... (3:51 PM) : 

This is absolutely beautiful. How beautiful are those colours and textures all mixed together?

 

Blogger The New Look said ... (3:56 PM) : 

Fancy.It's hard to find people like this who put themselves together so well.He looks very warm.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:58 PM) : 

Love the shoes but shouldn't the gloves be a 'little' closer to a brown shade? They look like gardener's gloves.

The little bit of collar and cuff reveal perfectly picks up the pocket silk. His coat makes me wish my topcoat had a breast pocket.

What do the ladies think about the narrow cut on the legs for gentleman this age and height...I'm not sure I could pull it off.

 

Blogger Jo. said ... (4:36 PM) : 

Wooow.Another handsome and stylish gentleman. I know and understand that those yellow gloves are part of the whole look and that they are stylish, yellow and comfy. But they look like he had borrowed them from Mickey Mouse and painted yellow ;-)

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:44 PM) : 

holy perfect.

 

Blogger Richard said ... (4:52 PM) : 

His look is very sophisticated. His trousers are a little narrow for my taste, but he pulls it off. The yellow gloves bring the look together, and I must say, bravo!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:54 PM) : 

so dashing and daring, but am i offbase to say that i don't favor how that coat hangs? lovely lovely colors, but past the pocket square, the jacket takes on a funny shape. like it needs a lining or something..? but i can't imagine that coat doesn't have a lining.

also, his expression makes for a very interesting photo, but i can't imaging myself looking away like that and making a face to get my photo taken. and as the photographer, i'd be "so are you ready then?" perhaps he gets snapped often, and smiling for the camera has gotten old, so he's branching out.

 

Blogger Bella07 said ... (4:59 PM) : 

Now why can't my professors be this stylish?
I'll sit in on his philosophy lecture any time. any day.
give's that, "I Dress because I think" feel.

 

Blogger Butch said ... (5:04 PM) : 

Well, nice try.

Coat too tight; gloves too...too yellow

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:13 PM) : 

The individual pieces look fine by themselves, like the lovely shoes. But it doesn't work together on this guy. It's like you picked nice clothes and threw them at him.

Also, the pants are too short and the coat too snug. Maybe one day men will learn to buy clothes that actually fit.

 

Blogger Mischo Beauty said ... (6:20 PM) : 

Very sharp!

 

Anonymous PolicyWonk said ... (6:24 PM) : 

Per questo raggione, Italia, l'amo. I mean, really. How beautiful is this guy/this shot/this vita?!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:56 PM) : 

I find it so ridiculous when people slag the subjects here for not smiling. Why would one assume it's necessary?? My mom, who was born in Italy, says that when she was growing up, people that smiled and showed their teeth in photos were said to look like donkeys.

 

Blogger David said ... (7:35 PM) : 

With those glove he looks like Mickey Mouse striving for sophistication. The shoes? Very puzzling!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:10 PM) : 

love the gloves!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:22 PM) : 

too tight? are you kidding? it's perfectly fitted. that is what distinguishes italian men...yes, the beautiful, saturated clothing, but more the fact they know how it should fit.

i would've gone for a richer shade of yellow, but he's sexiness makes up for it ;)

 

Blogger John Patrick said ... (9:42 PM) : 

Wow-- He looks incredible. This is the style that keeps me reading this page and inspires me in my own life.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:46 PM) : 

I could swear this guy has been posted before. gloves and all. for a second I thought I was in the archives.

 

Blogger meli said ... (10:33 PM) : 

ma va! ever since your post with the cute beard man (milan) and the bicycle, I have grown this vast affinity for honey toned gloves. che carino!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:52 PM) : 

The colors are nice, but the slimness of the coat/pants make his head look huge and the gloves are much too bulky for the outfit - too work glovey.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:56 PM) : 

The coat is nicely tailored and I love the fit.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:27 AM) : 

I have to visit Montenapoleone this weekend, when I'm comming to Milano :)

Y like the shape of that gentelman!
Cigar out for me...

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:48 AM) : 

S H A R P.
love it. the shoes are gorgeous.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:02 AM) : 

Scarf and gloves much too bulky for what is otherwise a pretty sharp look

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:13 AM) : 

One deep breath and he'll pop the buttons in that coat.

 

Blogger echomrg said ... (3:00 AM) : 

those gloves were one of the "must-have-items" for teenagers here in italy. i would have killed to have a pair of those.

in 1985.

"paninari" (if there's someone else from italy above 25 years old surely knows what i'm talking about) used to wear them.

Marcello

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:39 AM) : 

Trousers too slim. It is time to enlarge them.

 

Anonymous Jorge Lesmes said ... (5:54 AM) : 

Shoes are Weymouth´s from Crockett & Jones.

Anyone knows which brand are the gloves?

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:51 AM) : 

I don't see the gloves as yellow; they look like the tan of a lovely soft but tough deerskin to me, so they also promise a nice contrasting texture.

 

Blogger lynn said ... (8:50 AM) : 

Eeeuuuuwww too tight again! That coat is ridiculously tight in my opinion and i often think this, don't i on here? What is it with this fasion, or am i right and it's just people hanging on to their former clothes far too long? Eeeeuuuuwww.

Great gloves and shoes though.

 

Blogger Iheartfashion said ... (8:52 AM) : 

Stylish guy! I love the slim fit of the whole ensemble.

 

Anonymous tj said ... (9:37 AM) : 

The scarf is nice. The coat is nice. But, the scarf is too big for the coat.

 

Blogger John Patrick said ... (9:42 AM) : 

I actually love that the gloves look like work gloves-- it is a cool contrast with the rest of the outfit and the cigar he is smoking. To me, it gives a sense of authenticity and genuineness to the outfit.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:04 AM) : 

I would have liked a sleeker fitting glove, but other than that, I totally love this look.

The coat is not too small. It does apear he has several layers on underneath and no doubt the scarf adds bulk. If you've been to Italy in winter you'll see that the Italians have it down to a fine art in the dressing of layers.

Considering that the trend in clothing for men for the past few years have been clothes that were ridiculously huge (the horrible baggy shorts and let us not forget the trend where the pants sagged halfway down the butt)I am loving seeing men with clothes that actually fit.

 

Blogger Kanani said ... (11:23 AM) : 

Pow! Pow! I love the gloves. They're a touch of whimsy on a brown palette. Also... love the silhouette --that coat is fitted well.

 

Blogger Fenneke said ... (11:45 AM) : 

its not quite right
the coat is too tight
and those gloves are too distracting, they should be of a more sophisticated yellow.

He looks like he is trying too hard..

 

Blogger PI said ... (12:06 PM) : 

I have just been wearing beautiful Italian, bright tan gloves - with black. Felt good to me:)

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:09 PM) : 

Perfect, perfect shoes! And those pants, narrow and slightly short as they are, show them off beautifully. Gentleman has oodles of style, he knows and it suits him perfectly.

Energie

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:37 PM) : 

Beautiful Coat, garment dyed herringbone apparently in cashmere. AMF stiched, vintage effects, sharp.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:49 PM) : 

I like this photo as a portrait, it suggests a novel, his expression recalls Jean-Paul Sartre; something more than fashion is going on here.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:09 PM) : 

Since when does wearing a coat that is two sizes too small qualify one as being well-dressed?

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:38 PM) : 

anon 4:54 responding to anon 6:56-

i'm assuming you're referring to my comment, as no one else had mentioned his expression yet. i certainly did not "slag" this man. i was quite complimentary overall, actually.

and i do understand that it is more common for some cultures and generations not to "say cheese" for the camera. but i would venture to say that these days, since it doesn't take 10 minutes to take a picture anymore, it's a universally dominant practice to smile, and this man made a conscience choice not to. as well as to look away from the camera. i thought that was interesting, and i said so.

so maybe it's a litte more ridiculous that you're going on the warpath over this.

and i'm sticking with my theory that the coat is a smidge ill-fitting- mostly, it would seem, because of the type of fabric. it's pulling a little in unflattering places, and revealing the inner pockets. but it's still very handsome, and perhaps even more so in person.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:38 PM) : 

Wonderful shoes !!!

 

Blogger Paul Pincus said ... (4:58 PM) : 

Wow...it's all quite perfect. I love everything here...especially his coat and gloves.

Very cool.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:45 PM) : 

rigger gloves....? C'mon. Coat too tight, bumpy things beneath and the hem has no line.

 

Anonymous tomassocroccante said ... (6:56 PM) : 

Of course they're work gloves - that's the throwaway of it. You can buy a pack of 6 pair at Home Depot. No, they don't have the fit of a fine pair of kid or deerskin etc. - nor do they permit the same dexterity, and maybe suggest a little humor. That's OK.

That's the proper length for narrow pantlegs - longer and they end up "ruched." The shoes, beautiful. What could be wrong with those shoes?



But I agree that the coat looks too snug - it's pulling at the buttons. This could be because it's a VERY cold day and he "didn't buy it big enough to wear a sweater under." Or maybe something else. Also the pockets seem full. I don't care, I like the look just fine and don't require perfection.

 

Blogger Mr Particular said ... (7:06 PM) : 

What makes this outfit is the shoes and the trousers. Not so sure about eh yellow gloves and the not great coat. But maybe it proves that good, clean shoes can make your outfit.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:28 PM) : 

A slim cut is one thing, but I agree with those who find this too tight. The coat buttons are ready to pop, the front edge is all wavy, and the pockets bulge and strain with whatever he put in them. It is such a beautiful garment, it is a shame to see it subjected to that kind of stress. I also agree that the scarf is too big for the otherwise slim look, but obviously it was a cold day. I don't care whether the gloves come from the hardware store or the finest shop in Milan, they are bulky and ill-fitting and the color pops out so calls attention to them. The contrast of the big fat gloves against the little tight coat is most unfortunate. Nice shoes.

Whether he is smiling or not is so irrelevant to a discussion of what he is wearing -- and besides, Sart is in charge of when to shoot and which pictures to put up -- no good photographer takes only one shot; there must have been multiples -- and my guess is he liked the expression on the man's face, as do I. Frankly, I much, much, much prefer candid to posed, smiley-faces that look so fake and arranged for the camera.

 

Anonymous woofus said ... (7:09 PM) : 

It is all about the gloves and the cigar. Everything else is also ran.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:55 PM) : 

^
ah i see, because if we were to talk about anything other than the clothes -like, say, composition- then we'd be assuming this were about nothing more than fashion. heaven forbid we view the photography as art.

i suppose we should be viewing the outfits on headless mannequins as well. with a cloth backdrop. that way, none of the person's apparant personality or the photographer's artistic choices could taint the discussion.

interesting you added your own opinion to such an irrelevant discussion. so, as long as the subject isn't smiling, it's candid? i thoroughly beg to differ. as long as the subject knows their picture is being taken, their conscious choices that are captured in the picture make it the opposite of candid. and it can be a fascinating cue into the psyche of the subject.

case in point, look back to Jan. 30th. the man in gray certainly isn't smiling, and while he's quite dashing and dramatic, some may consider his glower to be a tad affected (i'm not going to say "fake and arranged"). then there's the delightful man 4 pics up who's beaming. the pic may not be candid in the sense that he's unaware of the camera, but it's completely un-self-conscious, and mr sart captured a moment in time.

i don't think everyone should always smile for the camera. and NOT ONE PERSON who commented on the picture berated this gentleman for not smiling.

funny. some people just read what they want to read.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:56 PM) : 

Calling this a "slim" fit is a euphemism, surely; the coat does not fit. Period.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:19 PM) : 

^
ah i see, because if we were to talk about anything other than the clothes -like, say, composition- then we'd be assuming this were about nothing more than fashion. heaven forbid we view the photography as art.

i suppose we should be viewing the outfits on headless mannequins as well. with a cloth backdrop. that way, none of the person's apparant personality or the photographer's artistic choices could taint the discussion.

interesting you added your own opinion to such an irrelevant discussion. so, as long as the subject isn't smiling, it's candid? i thoroughly beg to differ. as long as the subject knows their picture is being taken, their conscious choices that are captured in the picture make it the opposite of candid. and it can be a fascinating cue into the psyche of the subject.

case in point, look back to Jan. 30th. the man in gray certainly isn't smiling, and while he's quite dashing and dramatic, some may consider his glower to be a tad affected (I'M not going to say "fake and arranged"). then there's the delightful man 4 pics up who's beaming. the pic may not be candid in the sense that he's unaware of the camera, but it's completely un-self-conscious, and mr sart captured a moment in time.

i don't think everyone should always smile for the camera. and NOT ONE PERSON who commented on the picture berated this gentleman for not smiling.

funny. some people just read what they want to read.

 

Blogger Emily Baker said ... (1:18 PM) : 

I think the jacket hangs funny because he's got the ends of his scarf bunched up under it. Oh well. This is a great picture. Very well-dressed guy and I love how the bright gloves add a little splash of color.

 

Blogger ModernGear TV said ... (1:35 AM) : 

Is that seriously a cigar held in deer-skin glove clad hands? I actually find that to be wonderful!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:17 PM) : 

I wore gloves like that on the farm.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:48 PM) : 

the gloves are perfect. enough said.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:28 AM) : 

I like the fit of the coat, and his hankie on his coat.A cigar with gloves on? Very nice! This gentleman just needs a rocks glass with some scotch!!!

 

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