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Golden Age Of Milanese Fashion, part 1


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Friday, June 27, 2008

Golden Age Of Milanese Fashion, part 1

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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:30 AM) : 

he looks great! old men are sexy. especially when they dress well.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:42 AM) : 

So elegant, I really love this one !!


Blogger Syed said ... (3:47 AM) : 

Reminds me of Spring 2009 Yohji Yamamoto, love how effortless yet chic old man style is!


Blogger JLG said ... (4:00 AM) : 

the selection of colours is quite sublime. the look is very relaxed yet put together.


Blogger Shelley Noble said ... (4:15 AM) : 

Sensational in every way. The drape. The slack length. The fitting accessories. The composure. Sigh. There's always a taut tension between couture and derelict, isn't there. Love it!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:30 AM) : 

classic look.

But it looks like he wore it for a night of partying rather than for a day of business :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:19 AM) : 

yes, lorenzo riva


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:34 AM) : 

proof that great style is ageless...


Blogger Miri said ... (5:48 AM) : 

wow! that is actually the real milano outfit for men...

simple but elegant



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:05 AM) : 

man, what material is that drape-y jacket? ravishing from face to cut to line to everything. thank you, sart!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:14 AM) : 

Love the look. I can see it on both men and women.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:30 AM) : 

the stylist lorenzo riva right?


Blogger interior primera said ... (7:46 AM) : 

Style in never out of age!!


Blogger John Jannuzzi said ... (7:50 AM) : 

this looks like my grandpa's style, and i mean that in the best way


Blogger Jorge from W Palm Beach said ... (8:16 AM) : 

Wow! I love the shirt jacket! I wish I could track something similar for down here in South Florida- we can certainly use lightweight stylish garments like these! This is the epitome of soft construction!!! I anticipate the comments will be split in regard to wearing nothing underneath, but I love it by itself! Great picture!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:30 AM) : 

This would look positively fabulous with just two modifications. One, put on a t-shirt. White, brown, or black. V-neck or crew neck. Silk or cotton. But, no shirt under the jacket is a mistake. The jacket itself is wonderful. Loose, light, relaxed...
Two, lose the cargo pocket on the pants. The fabric, color, and loose fit of the pants are great, but that pocket just doesn't work for me.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:40 AM) : 

A distinguished gentleman that obviously wears his clothes well! I would enjoy the opportunity to interview him; he seem to have so much character and with some interesting stories to tell. Well done!


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

Are they slippers?


Blogger *kel said ... (9:29 AM) : 

Takes a lot to be able to pull this look off.


Blogger Alice Olive said ... (9:32 AM) : 

Wow, love this. How can fabric be so wonderful? The creamy white and bone and the folds and softness of the fabric. He is serene.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:33 AM) : 

Love it... Really nice!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:36 AM) : 

"Louche" was invented for fellows like this.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:39 AM) : 

He reminds me of the Armani collection which he said was Sicily-inspired. For practicality however, I wish the man was wearing a cotton shirt inside.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:43 AM) : 

Love those buttons on the jacket ( the colour i think ) and the beautiful blazer wow how soft is that lapel and the soft shoulder (not padded) and those chinos.(I think I used and too much)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:44 AM) : 

What a lovely example of serene Nipponic/Milanese minimalism. This gentleman clearly has lived a full life and understands what to keep and what to toss. The manly crucifix precludes shirting. Brilliant!


Blogger Dan said ... (10:14 AM) : 

Casual, cool and steadfast. I've always liked white on people; there is something pure about it.


Blogger Miguel said ... (10:19 AM) : 

His eyes tell a deep story. His casual flair is a nice touch and I specially the crusifix, I wear one myself.

Linen is the thing to wear in RMilan as I see.

Great shot!


Blogger TI said ... (10:21 AM) : 

the collar is cute.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:32 AM) : 

I love the fabrics and the colors really make his skin look great (surprisingly so for a man of his age). I'm just a bit confused over the shirt/jacket thing... is it ok to wear it as a shirt?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:46 AM) : 

I love the soft, floppy swacket!


Blogger Emma2M said ... (10:49 AM) : 

India? Italy. Same non-chalance and elegance. Attention paid to textile. What Indian spirit did to europeans young minds in the 70's. I wish I had such a peacefull face and body attitude up 60.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:03 AM) : 

I see very few men of his age walking around who carry confidence with such ease.


Blogger Topham Beauclerk said ... (11:09 AM) : 

Steve Buscemi, circa 2023?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:31 AM) : 

the cargo pocket is distracting on the pants, otherwise i love it. i think the jacket works surprisingly well and i love the shoes. i will eventually aspire to this look...
juan mi - san sebastian, spain


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

Pics are beautiful as always in color and composition...maybe feeling just a wee formulaic. It would be nice if the viewer felt like they could connect with your subjects, but perhaps that is not your goal. Still lovely work!


Blogger said ... (12:18 PM) : 

Amazingly chic and so effortless! It would take me all day to look that effortless!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:19 PM) : 

Ah, c'est bon. Quel homme!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:22 PM) : 


Breath Taking.
Even more impressive than picture of Lapo from this spring.

Thank you.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:31 PM) : 

oh wow! so sexy that bare chest underneath that loose vest! that's why I like sart.


Blogger Lenoxave said ... (12:40 PM) : 

I love his Old Man style. The linen trousers w/the side pockets and the jacket are very modern touches. He looks relaxed, elegant and comfortable. Not easy to achieve.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:56 PM) : 

The finely combed hair, blue suede shoes, and leather journal really pull the ensemble, which is cut quite well, together.


Blogger Bella07 said ... (12:57 PM) : 

his shirt is wonderful. what an interesting look and man....oh the milanese.


Blogger Alex said ... (1:11 PM) : 

Wow, he looks so relaxed, and comfortable.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:13 PM) : 

Playboys never die, they just wear out. I respect this guy, he's Lived it, probably hard. Great jacket, really really a nice one. It's such an art to tailor this fabric to drape like that.


Blogger An Aesthete's Lament said ... (1:25 PM) : 

Excise the cargo pocket and it's unstructured perfection.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:39 PM) : 

Wow. This guy looks really great. I love that linen shirt with the cross necklace. And those shoes!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:57 PM) : 

Handsome fella, handsome summer linens. I can picture my dad wearing something like this, although he would probably be too modest to wear it without a shirt.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:00 PM) : 

love the laid-back classic look.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:05 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:34 PM) : 

Only a Milanese man could pull off this outfit as far as I'm concerned. Not crazy about the pocket though...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:35 PM) : 

I like "Golden Age fashion street".

Lucas Landau


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:51 PM) : 

this is a famous fashion designer!!


Blogger Darlene Sinclair said ... (3:16 PM) : 

I love this -- a gent who loves style, obviously throughout the years. You don't learn this at his age. He's well practiced. Hooray for him!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:40 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:53 PM) : 

Ahhhh yes, the Sartorialist back in full effect ;-) Timeless style will never go out of fashion. Armani may no longer be fashionable, or the strong visionary he once was, but his classic and fluid silhouette and wispy color palette remains timeless and achingly flattering when worn by the fiercely independent-minded individual never concerned with what is the "look" of the moment in fashion: much like this gentleman.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:16 PM) : 

wow.... beautiful old man with beautiful style....


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:01 PM) : 



Blogger Dan in Richmond said ... (7:50 PM) : 

It took me a while to decide on this one, but I finally decided "yes", mainly because he looks so confident and comfortable; And because he's a gentleman "of a certain age" who still clearly takes pleasure in dressing, albeit in his own idiosynchratic way- good for him. I hope I do the same.


Blogger aviewaskew said ... (10:03 PM) : 

i love this photo-from the vibrancy of this man 'of a certain age' standing apart from the muted background to e way his eyes bore into me....and i adore the jacket for me this shot is perfection....bravo!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:13 PM) : 

Sart , When you photograph fashion legends , like Lorenzo Riva , it's only fair to credit the subject.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:41 PM) : 

Nope, I don't like it. Bare hairy chests say 70's mafia wannabe's to me, and the chain clinches it. Nice jacket but...


Blogger karl's sweet child said ... (12:45 AM) : 

i luurve the milanese!i love milan!!


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

He looks great but decollete not appropriate for city.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:45 AM) : 

Wow, that's the coolest guy I've seen since I can't remember. That jacket and that cross teamed with that look in his eyes is an unbeatable combo


Blogger color lili said ... (6:45 AM) : 

naturelle élégance.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:01 AM) : 

loose jacket looks perfect on him, I love the it falls.
But that pocket on the trousers...I don´t know...

La Abuela


Blogger RetroVintageModStyle said ... (10:58 AM) : 

Just a proof to show that style is timeless...Great one!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:51 AM) : 

The cargo pocket. Hmmm...I like the pocket, however, I think the free-flowing drape of the trouser is somewhat compromised by the fact that he decided to put something in the pocket, thereby causing a horizontal crease. Storing objects in pockets is a dangerous game!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:05 PM) : 

looks like the guy from Cape Fear finally got out.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:15 PM) : 

Such elegance! And they (part 1 and part 2) look really comfortable.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:00 PM) : 



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

fantastique! the clarity and cleanliness is superb.

much love,


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

What a delis sexy sugar daddy yummy!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:02 PM) : 

Incredible!! (in the best way possible)


Blogger fiona said ... (4:58 PM) : 

wow, i love the way the shirt hangs, it looks so effortless!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:39 PM) : 

I adore the cargo pocket here, crucial part of the look for me. It's his bare chest I'm struggling with, and while a t-shirt would cover it, would it ruin the look? ah, the complexities of fashion..


Blogger secondvurss said ... (9:27 PM) : 

what a gorgeous man! this outfit is perfect for him, it really allows his character to shine.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:07 PM) : 

Love the cargo detail :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:28 PM) : 

As I get older, it becomes more of a challenge to look hip and sophisticated at the same time. What an excellant example of how to do it! Thank you for this photo and the one of the woman below!


Blogger saintvenus said ... (11:33 PM) : 

A demonstration of 'age gracefully'.


Blogger Agost said ... (11:39 PM) : 

i have so much fun reading your entries!


Blogger Seanrwatson2 said ... (1:57 AM) : 

This is how I imagine Edmond Dantes' father.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:13 AM) : 

doesn't work on everyone but he looks wonderful.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:49 PM) : 

The shirt-jacket is ingenious; very nice...and no, it shouldn't be worn with a t-shirt, since it looks like a shirt and a jacket at the same time...hence the genius in it.


Blogger comfies said ... (5:37 PM) : 

wow. he's amazing.


Blogger zuccotto said ... (6:20 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:05 AM) : 

Love the crucifix. Very sexy, indeed. I'm sure he was stunning in his youth.


Blogger ST said ... (12:32 PM) : 

This man seems to be Santo Versace (Gianni's brother)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:39 PM) : 

i've noticed almost all of these comments make a reference to his age.. old man or young man, for me is not relevant. he's ravishingly sexy and i am utterly entranced in this mystical moment.


Blogger The Obenson Report said ... (11:51 PM) : 

Chic! Love the shirt/jacket. That takes some confidence. I hope I can match this when I'm his age.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:50 PM) : 

The jacket is phenomenal, but the big pocket in the pants ruins the line and the flow of the fabric. Plus their scale is off - the opening of the leg is too wide, the thigh is too full and the rise is too long...they look a size or two too big, and the pocket accentuates the discordance. But a damn great jacket.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:45 AM) : 

Lorenzo Riva: Great...and that's it.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:26 PM) : 

What style!
Very Pablo Picasso...


Blogger Unknown said ... (4:44 PM) : 

incredible photo


Blogger Jeffrey Byrnes said ... (4:15 PM) : 

I am a huge fan of street poses, literally posing in the street. Great shot.



Blogger Unknown said ... (8:00 AM) : 

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