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Thursday, April 03, 2008

On the Street.....Done Right, Florence

Comments on "On the Street.....Done Right, Florence"


Blogger j'taimee said ... (7:53 AM) : 

The yellow glasses are delightful!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:57 AM) : 

He still has his yellow glass. Fine! In the previous photo - with checked jacket - he looked cooler! How do his shoes look like?


Blogger Gabriela said ... (8:36 AM) : 

What a nice Italian gentleman! And what an unexpected thing to discover yellow glasses and all those bracekets while enlarging the pic. Not that classic after all...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:49 AM) : 

oooh look im first!
i just love pictures of old men, especially when they do it so well. But the whole mobile phone thing is confusing my natural thought patterns... but i guess if he can dress this well, he can work out the whole mobile thing too aye?...


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

love the fit & color. his silver slicked back hair is gorgeous too with his tan skin. fly me to florence... stat! :)


Blogger cami falcão said ... (9:09 AM) : 

looking good.....very sexy.


Blogger cami falcão said ... (9:09 AM) : 

looking good.....very sexy.


Anonymous Mcadam said ... (9:19 AM) : 

That's a great look...I really like the yellow glasses peaking out from his pocket. That gives the impression of practicality and really living in a suit that I think is forgotten all too often.

Also, that wide thin collar on his shirt is excellent.


Blogger McTickle said ... (9:20 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:26 AM) : 

that suit fits beautifully.


Blogger Paul Pincus said ... (9:27 AM) : 

I would like to be this gentleman for a day...Everything here is right...and the yellow (?) spectacles are genius!


Anonymous Dennis Cahlo said ... (9:29 AM) : 

I love that he has a set of yellow framed sunglasses tucked behind his hanky. Excellent shot.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:45 AM) : 

Wow, that guy is always on the phone.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:51 AM) : 

Perfect! Looks like a Al Bazar shirt? Met Mr Alliata in Milan last week, so kind and helpful.


Blogger William said ... (10:02 AM) : 

Its done so well, I love it. I hope when I'm that age I'm looking that good. The bracelets add such a great little artistic touch.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:02 AM) : 

I think his coat is a bit boring, the flannel looks flat and commercial and the sleeves and back is too short. The narrow trousers reveal his skinny legs - pleats and a bit more room would have been handsome. The colour combination and his hair is perfect though.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:05 AM) : 

I'm sick of seeing this guy too!

We get it already - he's a sharp dresser.

Are you on his payroll?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:37 AM) : 

Reminds me a good Port -the older the better.
Again the yellow spec's - he surely likes them. So do I.


Blogger Topham Beauclerk said ... (10:58 AM) : 

"Done right" is exactly right.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:18 AM) : 

yes, yes, yes...molto bene fatto!


Blogger Iheartfashion said ... (11:26 AM) : 

WOW! What a beautifully cut suit, and love the club collar shirt as well. And the yellow glasses add just the right amount of individuality and quirk.


Anonymous Veronique said ... (12:01 PM) : 

It's all about the mustache and the way his hair is slicked back.


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

Love the suit. It's beautiful. I also love the crisp white shirt with the curved cuffs, and navy and grey is one of my favorite color combos.


Blogger The Sartorialist said ... (12:34 PM) : 

for anon 10:05 am

Isn't the fact that he is a sharp dresser almost the entire point of the blog?



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:07 PM) : 

No buttonhole? The glasses take over that function, perhaps.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:11 PM) : 

Love the 'stache.


Blogger -h of candid cool said ... (1:35 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:54 PM) : 

The edges on the suit coat (lapel, hem, cuffs) are so finely sewn and pressed that they remind me of paper creases. (I'm thinking especially of the creases made when you fold a paper airplane.) I think it gives what appears to be a heavy fabric a light and airy look.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:06 PM) : 

any idea where his suit and shirt are from?


Anonymous tj said ... (2:16 PM) : 

I wonder if that is a custom shirt, because the collar size is just perfect. If it is a custom shirt, then the unbuttoned shirt cuffs are an affectation (he could certainly have requested cuffs that fit loosely), but a harmless one.
I think his pants should be a bit looser. We should not be able to see the outline of whatever he is carrying in his front right pocket.
I like his hair and I really like the suit material. A lovely combination of blue and grey.
He should consider a windsor knot for his tie to go with the spread collar shirt.


Blogger everydayelegance said ... (2:37 PM) : 

Everything in this photo is perfect and delightful!

His pose, how he is holding his phone and the cigarette, the fit and colour of his suit, the unbuttoned sleeves (How I love that!), the yellow glasses poking out of his pocket!

A sartorialist master indeed.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:45 PM) : 

I like the overall restraint of this guy's style with some added bits of fun (glasses, bracelets), and I love the shoulder and lapel on the suit but . . .

The suit is cut too close. It lacks a certain "body" or fullness. I don't really understand the school of thought that a jacket that is cut close to the body is a good fit. A suit can be shaped to a person's body and give that person a little bit of breathing room. The tension on the middle button is a dead give away that a little more cloth is necessary. Ditto on the trousers, needs more drape.

The suit is beautiful, it just needs a little more meat on its bones. Sort of like Kate Bosworth.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:11 PM) : 

Sart, is he wearing one of Lino's special collar shirts? I love that collar and would like it in a woman's blouse, too.

-- desertwind


Blogger Nelson vH said ... (3:27 PM) : 

Classic elegance....very nice!

Nice cuffs...nice fit of coat and pants!



Anonymous Anonymous 10:05 said ... (4:09 PM) : 


Hi this is ANON 10:05.

There are surely enough sharply dressed people in this world of 6 billion that you don't need to waste your time revisiting the same ones. It smacks of sycophantism.

Look it up!


Anonymous e. pluribus said ... (4:13 PM) : 

Sycophant: A person who seeks favor by flattering people of wealth or influence; a parasite; a toady.


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

Thanks, Sart. This inspiration is what I am looking for in your Blog. It's what it is all about, good inspiration and new concepts. I regret some might think otherwise.

The gray-blue flanel is outstanding. I will be looking for it, and wear with a blue shirt and brown shoes. Awesome.

Keep doing what you're best, giving us good inspiration!


Blogger Miri said ... (4:41 PM) : 

prob. one of the things i love the most about italy is the way italian men dress. its so styling and elegant. you can see many men in their forties riding their vespas in rome. i love that country....

he's so elegant.... i love this pic!


Blogger afser said ... (4:45 PM) : 

barrel cuffs, unbutton, stiff and pressed. nice.


Blogger Lucas said ... (6:17 PM) : 

the details are impeccable!that cut of the suit is gorgeous. and those little details with the bracelets and yellow glasses and cigarette - this man enjoys a gamut of life.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:18 PM) : 

It's pictures and style like this that makes me want to grow old - simple,elegent,wondeful.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:29 PM) : 

Total Italian sickness. What's most interesting are the accessories, i.e., the yellow glasses, cigarette, ring, bracelets, and classic flip-phone.



Blogger The Sartorialist said ... (7:23 PM) : 

for Anon 10:05 @ 4:09

the problem is that almost every-time i see him he looks great, so why wouldn't I let myself be inspired?
why wouldn't i shoot this for later inspiration?

to be honest this photo is not about him as a person.

actually I don't even know his name but i do know he owns a showroom in Milano and we really don't even talk because he speaks basically no English.

when it comes down to it, ever day I am in Milan or Florence I am always curious to see what he is wearing so i feel completely comfortable sharing his sartorial excellence with my audience,

fair enough?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:53 PM) : 

Why is it that only men are photographed smoking?

He is just terrific.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:40 PM) : 

I would like to see more classic style done right on your blog.

God is in the details i say.


Anonymous Anon 10:05 @ 4:09 said ... (10:06 PM) : 

Hi Sart this is Anon 10:05 @ 4:09

Cool! Nicely put


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:23 PM) : 

Keep it up SART I am with you all the way 100%. I just hope one day you can capture my style here on the street in the city. I dress in a very similar if not the same style so when are you going to be on madison avenue in the 60's-70's already lol? Tommorow or sunday around 1 see you there!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:27 PM) : 

Yes, fair enough! He's awesome. The more pictures of guys who look like this, the better. As for ANON 10:05 - maybe you should spend time with other blogs instead of this one if you find it so sycophantic. There's a whole Internet out there...


Blogger styleandsubstance said ... (11:34 PM) : 


SOOOO well said in the end.


Blogger White Russian said ... (12:11 AM) : 

That suit is amazing and I agree, the yellow glass are a wonderful, yet unexpected touch.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:18 AM) : 

I love seeing men dressed like this. It's so fresh, crisp and it somehow gives them power. So appealing!


Blogger Susan said ... (1:35 AM) : 

My gosh what a gorgeous man... wish they still made 'em like this.


Anonymous Veronique said ... (3:29 PM) : 

It's like that Mori guy in NY. When are we gonna see him again? (Would love to).


Anonymous tomassocroccante said ... (9:35 AM) : 

Fellow commenters: Can we please not call every man over 50 "old"?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:37 PM) : 

Awesome... The cut of the suit is perfection. Modern, classic, effortless and transcends trends: Timeless. Totally feeling the individual and whimsical touch of the yellow glasses and the bracelets. This has nothing to do with fashion-- just pure style.


Blogger amyw said ... (12:18 PM) : 

The tailoring is absolutely flawless. Perfectly put together look. Love it!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:45 AM) : 

I love when all the Americans start waxing puritanical about the close continental European cut--especially when most American suits out there fit like pajamas. They sound like a bunch of old-fashioned rubes.

This guy is absolute perfection! The jacket sleeves are magnificent.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:36 PM) : 

This for me is what the Sartoralist is all about. Please no more tiresome skinny jean hipsters. Sart, you can post him on here as many times as you like as far as I'm concerned. Could you get any more Italian?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:38 PM) : 

I agree with the persons comment above me. We need more fashion like this on here not some hipster with his skinny jeans


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:21 AM) : 

Not only are his shirt cuffs unbuttoned, it looks like his jacket cuffs have a few buttons left open as well. Are they??

That is one of my favorite looks, but is almost impossible to do anymore unless wearing a bespoke jacket.

And, sweet 'stache...


Blogger yum said ... (3:08 AM) : 

He looks like he could be a Don-- Styling!!!!


Blogger MPS said ... (11:19 AM) : 

he reminds me of cesar romero from oceans 11.

also, i agree w/ 2:38, more of this guy, less greasy hipsters. if i wanted to see hipsters, i'd walk around greenpoint or williamsburg all day.


Anonymous BoycottChina said ... (11:44 AM) : 

That old man has some serious style. I love how his tie looks.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:08 PM) : 

You know why this does NOT work: TOO perfect.
Too self conscious. Too matched.
I call this outfit out as 'too slick'


Blogger coco+kelley said ... (11:53 PM) : 

oh, firenze! i love it. makes me want to hop a plane...

post him everyday, i won't mind (and not because of him - but because it's so ITALIAN!)


Blogger BaseballinDC said ... (10:59 AM) : 

What is it about this picture? White shirt with a spreak color, gray suit, navy tie? What could be more basic?

Yet, it's "Done Right" as the caption says. Is it the cut of the suit? The hair, which is well groomed and seems to match both shirt and suit? Is it the 1.5' of shirt cuff showing?

Anyway, great photo.


Blogger Miss V said ... (10:38 AM) : 

he just symbolizes NEW YORKER in a whole, busy,rich,foreigner,business,class, and good humour(yellow glasses)!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:21 AM) : 

Every time that I'm a little lost about what to do with my outfit, I revisit this picture, and it sets me right...


Anonymous g. said ... (5:50 PM) : 

there's just something about an older gentleman in a great suit that takes your breath away, doesn't it.

the yellow glasses are fresh! :)


Blogger Jazzbuff630 said ... (10:40 AM) : 

Molto elegante. The Italians always get it right.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:24 PM) : 

I had the pleasure of meeting this gentleman while in Florence a week ago. He is certainly outstanding, both in looks and personality.


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