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Friday, June 20, 2008

On the Street....Just off Via Roma, Florence

Comments on "On the Street....Just off Via Roma, Florence"


Blogger ezra.mechaber said ... (2:45 AM) : 

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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:48 AM) : 

Something about the pants bothers me. But other than that... classy.


Anonymous elfred said ... (2:55 AM) : 

that type of handkerchief again.


Blogger Laguna Beach Trad said ... (3:38 AM) : 

Awesome pic, Sart. I'm a huge fan of khaki suits. This is a splendid looking chap. Love the khaki suit, pocket square, striped shirt, bracelet, cigarette, and cropped hair. Well done.


Blogger marchingbandemporium said ... (3:40 AM) : 

Lovely. A really nice combination of colours, and the suit looks very relaxed on him. But...surely the tie is a tad too long?


Anonymous Isa said ... (3:44 AM) : 

The streets and the suits are really typical from Italia ... Love the violet tie.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:52 AM) : 

purple-trimmed linen
(similar to the guy on 18/6)


Blogger paulinew said ... (3:53 AM) : 

I love the purple tie, and the length of it. The blue striped shirt is nice as well.


Anonymous Basietrane said ... (4:22 AM) : 

Nice! And working buttons on the cuffs, very impressive. You can't find details like that on "off the rack" suits in American dept. stores.


Blogger António Erre said ... (4:25 AM) : 

Nice guy, looking very srtorialist wannabe! Very relaxed and absolutely my way of dressing. Great shoes. No fooling.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:29 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:37 AM) : 

He looks great and is so cute, but something about him makes me think of a young boy playing dress-up, or a kid straight out of college in his first real suit. I don't mean this as a bad thing, but there's just a degree of innocence that shines through him. I wonder how old he is?


Blogger alexandra said ... (4:47 AM) : 

Beautiful. Simple. Elegant. And modern.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:51 AM) : 

Luv all the combination..

I'm Khaki's Fans..

Great caption too Sart.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:31 AM) : 

I hope someday, anywhere...someone will take me a photo like these...

(my english is... :S, i'm sorry)


Blogger Odysseus the Ithacan said ... (5:47 AM) : 

Another white with riveting pocket square. Trend there?

Sharp as a pencil and cute as button, though :)


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

Oh, be still my beating heart!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:01 AM) : 

wow, very very hot guy.


Blogger My extra juicy edition exposed! said ... (8:04 AM) : 

Great picture, great guy, great suit. But I don't really like the shoes he's wearing. The rest of his outfit looks like summer, but the heavy leather shoes do more look like rain in november.


Blogger cuteboysmakemenervous said ... (8:18 AM) : 

what a cute boy!


Blogger Jorge said ... (8:44 AM) : 

Great outfit! Agree with above postings in that khaki suits are a great thing to wear these days. Maybe this summer I will splurge and finally get one, something perhaps from JCrew. This guy's look is a basic, not mixing many colors. Since there are other comments on the pocket square, I shall say that I would rather have something with rolled edges, the way Hermes does theirs. Jorge from W Palm Beach


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:59 AM) : 

Colors and textures and fit are good. Unbuttoned jacket and shirt cuff are molto Agnelli. Tie must be shorter and pant hem must be wider and more invisibly stitched. How I love that the Italians still smoke with elan!


Blogger Laurence John said ... (9:08 AM) : 

strange that he has the same type of pocket square as the last chap.


Blogger Liz said ... (9:13 AM) : 

how handsome. i love the purples and stripes. he pulls this off well.


Anonymous DesignGod said ... (9:22 AM) : 

It doesn't hurt that the man is beautiful, but it's all about the khaki suit for me this season. It just works well with everything and transitions easily from day to night.


Blogger Carolina Lange said ... (9:25 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:27 AM) : 

This is why I love this blog...

Amazing look! The colors, the confidence, everything!!!

My style all the way!


Blogger Françoise said ... (9:36 AM) : 

he wears it really well...


Blogger Elizabeth said ... (9:43 AM) : 

I see a hankie trend


Blogger squajo said ... (9:53 AM) : 

Very well packaged!


Anonymous V said ... (10:05 AM) : 

not sure about the combination of light blue shirt, violet tie and polished brown shoes...

he looks quite well, but IMHO a bit too much "dressed to impress"... the violet tie is a tad too fashionista to come out as really elegant :P


Blogger dominicandandy said ... (10:08 AM) : 

I love it! Look at that khaki suit. It's like air conditioning on the body, not to mention the functional sleeve buttons. Those Italians sure know how to make suits. Gee, I wish I were from Italy.


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

It helps that this chap has a model's figure - narrow hips & long legs never did any harm! I have a simlar cotton suit in the same slightly papery material, it's actually a nuisance as it doesn't hold a crease (in the trouser for example) but quickly takes up rumples in other areas but not in a good way like linen. Looks good on him though...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:16 AM) : 

the wrinkles kill this one


Blogger Jingoist said ... (10:17 AM) : 

Absolutely fantastic proportions on this tailored suit- though I would not go so far as to say it is a bespoke suit, this young man definitely has had it altered (notice the working button holes on the sleeves).

The higher waist fit of his pants works well with how he buttoned just the middle button of the jacket. I think that stroke benefits from the more casual cotton look and it brings your eye down to elongate his upper torso despite the high waist.

Not sure that would work with a more structured suit though. Then it would just be messy.


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

Love the khaki suit!!


Blogger norawoah said ... (10:33 AM) : 

What is it about Italian men and dressing well?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:34 AM) : 

love it.


Anonymous tj said ... (10:49 AM) : 

Great shirt, both fabric and fit. But, I'm not digging the unbuttoned shirt cuffs. I just don't get that trend.
Also, I think that one button undone on the jacket sleeves is dapper, but two is excessive.
I like the fabric and color of the tie, but props to marching band for saying that it should be tied shorter.
I think the suit color, fabric, and fit are all nice for summer.


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

great shirt, tie & handkerchief combo but I agree the shoes don't work.


Anonymous Sarah said ... (11:40 AM) : 

Love the hankerchief in his pocket :]
Why are italians so stylish?!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:42 AM) : 

Overall I think he looks fantastic and I only aspire to look this good.

But (and maybe I am old fashioned), I can't quite get past the wrinkles in the pants. Too picky?


Blogger jkh said ... (11:52 AM) : 

those italians again!

but... can't help to say it ... those shoes are quite the spoiler.

with a little bit more refinded foot-wear the chap would pass my goodwilling test. ... alas...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:53 AM) : 

Sharp from the waist up, but the man needs an iron.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:53 AM) : 

The cut of the jacket is killer, comes in very nicely at the waist.
Spread collar plays well against the lapels. Great fabric and the wrinkles give it that sprezaturra.
Maybe suede sand or brown shoes for the season but that is all I can suggest.


Blogger James Taylor said ... (11:55 AM) : 

Ahh, that's Via Tosinghi. The Robiglio pasticceria is in the background. There used to be a great store called Casa dello Sport just to the left. It sold every football (soccer) jersey on the planet. More of a museum than a shop. I think it's a Stefanel now. Shame.


Blogger embrace said ... (12:03 PM) : 

Nice 'Pochet'. The only thing I don't like is the shoes. Those Italians make much more refined shoes than the ones he's wearing.


Blogger said ... (12:04 PM) : 

Very attractive man, lucky find. ;d


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:07 PM) : 

exquisite. and approachable. rare combination. great shot, as well.


Blogger CoutureCarrie said ... (12:10 PM) : 

Italian men just GET it - American boys, take note: this is how you wear khaki.


Anonymous Pete said ... (12:24 PM) : 

Looks good. I'd rock it. Is it just me, or is his tie waaaaay long? There's a flash of purple by his package.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:30 PM) : 

I bought a Brioni tie in this color once, but the BF assured me it was way too John Gotti. I spent a trip to London looking around for things to work with it, but had no luck, so I traded it in. NOW I know.

People need to be less uptight about the pressing. I think the material's poplin, and you look at it and it wrinkles. My guess is these wrinkles just came from sitting in the café.

I like the shoes

This guy's adorable.

He's got to put the smokes down and walk away from them, though.


Anonymous Victor said ... (12:32 PM) : 

This is why I love your blog, capturing style not fashion !
Excellent photo Scott !!!


Blogger ryder said ... (1:10 PM) : 

just lovely. excellent use of purple as an accent.


Blogger Giuseppe said ... (1:46 PM) : 

Basically, it's a perfect summer outfit with a nice twist added by the purple tie and the pocket square. But isn't that tie about 3 inches too long? and maybe its just my monitior, but is that really a suit? it almost looks like the two pieces don't actually match, which is kind of unforgivable if its true. and those shoes are kind of "high school math teacher" bad penny loafers are also unforgivable.

context certainly matters with fashion, but thats not to say that any good looking italian guy with a tie on in italy is an instant style icon.


Blogger sdg1844 said ... (1:46 PM) : 

I really dig his whole vibe. The vertical stripes on the body of the shirt, the horizontal stripes on the collar, the purple tie and hint of purple in his pocket square.

Wonderful details and personal touches.


Anonymous Lauren said ... (2:23 PM) : 

How come I never run into people this elegant when I'm in Florence?

Or perhaps I do, I just lack "the eye."

Fantastic shot, killer pose & expression.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:44 PM) : 

Nice combination/fit
Looks like terrible material!


Blogger Tha Gov'na said ... (2:48 PM) : 

kaki suit and use of colors, great! picture is beautiful. . as days go by. . . .


Blogger Anne Watkins said ... (3:21 PM) : 

I like the wrinkles in the suit. They show what beautiful cotton was used. A lovely elegant ease in dress slightly softens the pursed expression on his face. Was he looking at something unsavory?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:51 PM) : 

very interesting bracelets... i'm not a fan of it.
it lacks appropriateness for the outfit.
i love the pocket square.


Blogger Daniella said ... (4:51 PM) : 

now thaaats a great shot


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:55 PM) : 

Skinny Italian interpretation of American Trad. Love it. The shoes are part of the look, heavy, double sole shell cordovan I hope. Perfect shirt and interesting tie, but a woven silk would be even better. This is how I wear my khaki suit but with no where near as good a result.

PS: A cotton suit is supposed to be wrinkled, no way around it.


Anonymous Judd said ... (4:55 PM) : 

Are the shoes too high-volume for those pants, or are they what makes it all work?


Blogger Scott W said ... (4:58 PM) : 

Nice package.


Blogger White Russian said ... (5:09 PM) : 

I don't like the fit of the pants, but the functioning buttons on the cuff and stitching detail (look like darts?) on the coat make up for it.


Anonymous Gwen said ... (5:46 PM) : 

I guess I'm in the minority. I love the pants. They have the perfect break for the fabric and fit. And I like the shoes.

It's chic and edgy all at the same time. Tough to do with khaki.


Blogger Jessica said ... (6:40 PM) : 

i love the cut of the pants, but am slightly bothered by the wrinkles... seems so un-italian. is this the way the youth is rebelling in florence these days?


Blogger Tyler said ... (6:52 PM) : 

Ahh, I must have just missed you in Florence. I was just there.


Blogger LichMD said ... (7:20 PM) : 

I love the top half of this guy, great shirt fit, great color tie, like the pocket square though he could have had a bit more of it showing.
Hate the bottom half, pants this wrinkled kill the lok and the shoes are wrong for the slim light look of the suit.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:42 PM) : 

I think the shoes are undeniably too heavy. They don't work at all.


Blogger jessicawhitley said ... (7:58 PM) : 

I like the contrast of the black & that color khaki.
Very well put together.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:23 PM) : 

The jacket looks too tight, but it works well with this material. The top of those pants are a little to baggy, but I still love the whole look overall. It's a combo of casual and dressy. It gives him a look of not caring how he looks while looking good.


Blogger Miguel said ... (9:46 PM) : 

I love the classi look in this outfit. Everything there looks good


Blogger . said ... (10:11 PM) : 

not digging the shoes. Pants are too high, makes it look like his tie is too long.

everything above the waist is ace.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:09 PM) : 

The pants are a size or two too big in the waist. The length is ok on the pants, but could go a little shorter. When you look like this guy, it is easy to overlook the fit, but let's not give him too much of a pass.

Take a look at the inner thigh--lots of extra material. That doesn't work well with cotton.

The colors here are fab.


Blogger metscan said ... (11:56 PM) : 

Great outfit for summer. I´m glad that he has fine,polished shoes matching the lovely color of the tie perfectly.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:59 AM) : 

Swoon swoon. I agree with whomever said it's difficult to do chic with khaki. This guy has it though. The colour of the tie and its length are sooooo hot. Italian men. Sigh. Love...


Blogger I'maRockstarFilm said ... (5:37 AM) : 

Gorgeous tie/ shirt combo which goes really well with the Khaki suit and his tan. His pants need an iron though.


Blogger interior primera said ... (6:37 AM) : 

Italians Do it better!!


Blogger Eddie in the corner said ... (8:06 AM) : 

i'm thinking that the tie length is right. it reprises that great purple where otherwise all the color would be confined to one area. unbuttoned sleeves look comfortable / casual.
this is my first post - learning so much from you all ( y'all - i'm in west TX) - thanks


Blogger a* said ... (9:26 AM) : 

This young man has probably spent part of his morning on a train, had at least three espressos at three different bars, read the morning paper, and perhaps even had a leisurely lunch. If he were perfectly pressed it would not tell the same story.


Anonymous Dolores said ... (10:55 AM) : 

I agree that the pants are cinched a little too high, and with all that extra material it looks like he's playing pocket pool. Other than that, it's a great look. The jacket kicks ...


Blogger David said ... (11:44 AM) : 

the jacket fits perfectly, but the pants sit a bit high in the waist it appears. I wonder how it looks with the coat off, the pants look somewhat high cut for a suit with such a modern fit. I love the tie, but again - it's hanging below his belt, which is not to be done. it's supposed to be at the beltline, correct?

pocket square + woven bracelet = classy accessories, dress it up nicely.


Anonymous Chris said ... (12:04 PM) : 

This suit is very difficult to match with shoes. I think he has done well, especially with shoes taken in context of tie/shirt combo. The tie is way too long!! That's a place where the "rules" should almost never be broken, since they match good taste very exactly. Good job, although I couldn't guess what he does. He looks like a skateboarder dressing up well.


Anonymous cathy said ... (12:13 PM) : 

Personally I think that his trousers are a little too short and a little too narrow. Also the tie seems a bit too long. He is however a very handsome man so he can carry it off well.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:26 PM) : 

Very sexy. It's all about the chino type pants combined into a suit. Makes it both chic and casual at the same time. And the absolute killer is the purple tie and shirt. Needless to say, the guy knows how to strike a pose too. Very Italiano!


Anonymous firerobin said ... (3:46 PM) : 

I have suit very similar. I love khaki in the summer.


Blogger stone said ... (4:13 PM) : 


and BOLD.



Blogger stone said ... (4:16 PM) : 

Say what you will, I LOVE the shoes. For me, they give it a macho edge that is absolutely needed. The shoes take it to the next level.


Blogger ricpic said ... (4:24 PM) : 

As several comments have made clear the shoes are the problem. A light brown shade of leather or even suede would complement the natural colored poplin suit. Purple tie's nice.


Blogger Stephen said ... (6:30 PM) : 

Love the look, just hate how they're all smoking cigarettes in every picture. I know it's a cultural thing, but I'd rather see the photos sans cigarette.


Blogger Avril Marchegiano said ... (9:07 PM) : 

He's pretty cute...


Blogger Han said ... (9:44 PM) : 

Everything is nice! Khaki suit with the purple trimmed pocket handkerchief matching the tie is great. Maybe he's trying to be very casual with the wrinkled pants and unbuttoned sleeve, but the wrinkled pants really ruin it for me. They might be from a busy day of work though, so I'll forgive it.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:12 PM) : 

I used to live just near there! Be sure to visit the shop Luisa on Via Roma. I used to go there to buy Aesop skincare products when I was a homesick for Australia... even though the markup was about 600%.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:24 PM) : 

Anyone who thinks this fellow's pocket square looks like the last fellow's clearly doesn't wear them.


Blogger The Federalist said ... (10:40 PM) : 

I'm surprised people have not noticed his tie's length... way past the waist.


Blogger The Fashion Retard Manual said ... (1:47 AM) : 

beautiful picture!!!


Blogger Rodolfo said ... (2:59 AM) : 

ironing the pant would not kill anybody but still i loved the suit and tie and shirt and everything :P


Blogger Bangkok Karisma said ... (5:23 AM) : 

I love the purple tie but the suit fabric is not nice. Anyway, I think this picture looks cool coz the photographer is real good!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:03 PM) : 


i'm loving this style of handkerchief!


Anonymous style slicker said ... (1:53 PM) : 

a model??

love it


Blogger Pistachio Of Liberty said ... (4:42 PM) : 

Yes, there is some imperfection in the fit at the, er, rise. But there is something flawless about the legs/shoes region. I just love me some rumple. Or is it the perfect placement of his feet, so like an illustration - ? Something.

Were he wearing Purcells or Chucks, I'd love the pocket square as whimsical contrast. But since I prefer my guys ... er, deshabilley [? ] - my new word I guess for a sort of untucked puckabilly direction - that pocketsquare pushes it too far into the businesswear column for my taste. Something tells me though, that he'll do just fine without my imprimatur!

I'd like to put in a plug here for my boyfriend too, who can really wear clothes well.


Blogger igar said ... (5:00 PM) : 

wouldn't wear black socks with loafers,but almost Details magazine!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:15 PM) : 

I believe that is the Savoy patio in background. Would put him in front of Dept. store, Coin ? (forgot name) Good looking young man. Almost has it. Surprised this guy isn't more dialed for Florentine standards. The suit has sartorial features like working b-holes & pick stitching, my guess is machine made which is cool. The pant is suspect, general issue, the hem is finished like a jean. Tie is definitely to long. The look is great though, he'll get it, he has a lot of great mentors around.


Blogger Gabriela said ... (5:51 PM) : 

He knows what he's doing and it shows.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:04 PM) : 

i want to marry him...


Blogger Anna said ... (10:53 PM) : 



Blogger Kanani said ... (1:40 AM) : 

Funny. The wrinkles don't bother me at all. I think, if anything, they give me a clue as to his character --which is invaluable when anyone is writing a novel!
He looks like he moves very quickly and oversees things with an eagle eye. He starts off every morning with a nicely pressed suit --by 10:00 a.m. he's been moving around so much, giving orders, walking back and forth that he's getting a bit wrinkled. By noon --he's taken the jacket off and is down to his nice shirt and tie.


Anonymous CM said ... (3:58 AM) : 

He is, in a way, struggling to overcome the impression of a schoolboy going for a birthday party. Other than that the fabric of the suit lookes really good and it being creased only makes it look better. Lots of nice quirks like the unbuttoned shirt sleeves, the special pocket square, the creasy pants and the striped colourful shirt. Which gives me the feeling that the length of the tie is something he is well aware of.
Still can't bring myself to like the length of the pants though, even though it fits with the "big pants" thing he's got going on.
Two inches shorter pants and he wouldn't look like a schoolboy anymore.


Blogger Martini said ... (9:50 AM) : 

awesome shoes.


Blogger Kevin said ... (4:57 PM) : 

a tighter fit through the thigh would have helped this look a lot.. but love the lavender mmm


Anonymous post-it up said ... (5:24 PM) : 

love this guy's look. Cool suit, nice tie, short hair...and especially the hanky in his top pocket.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:43 PM) : 



Blogger S Watson said ... (1:12 AM) : 

Sharp model. He holds the picture between his fingers commanding the very elements of it. He's a bit wrinkled, but it's a true to life shot so understandable. I wouldn't choose the color scheme for the tie and shirt, and that kerchief is atrocious. Interesting boots though.


Blogger muir mackean said ... (3:31 AM) : 

I may be missing something but to my eye this suit is oatmeal, not khaki - or does khaki mean something different in America ? here in England it is the drab green of army uniforms.


Anonymous Sötsak said ... (5:32 AM) : 

Mamma mia! Gorgeous, very nice. :-)


Anonymous Cartouche said ... (10:03 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:22 AM) : 

Love the punch of that ties against the khaki and those crips blue stripes but I'm not sure about those shoes and I the pants need to be pressed a little more!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:39 PM) : 

Tighter pants would've helped a bit, but good look neverthelss :)


Blogger Fashion Is Poison said ... (6:40 PM) : 

good looking man with a great suit on


Blogger vbd said ... (11:43 AM) : 

is it my screen, or are the trousers one half shade darker than the jacket, and thus not a suit? apart from that and the ill fitting mid section (ok, and the "i so look like valentino, bitch" pursed lips and frown), looking fab


Blogger amy said ... (1:05 PM) : 

beautiful, perfect, gorgeous.


Blogger Olimpia Liberti said ... (4:35 PM) : 

i really liked the blue striped shirt and the purple tie, interesting


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:22 PM) : 

Ma quest'uomo e' assolutamente perfetto!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:23 PM) : 

Love the color of the suit, shirt and tie. It is a shame about the crotch though. I can't seem to look elsewhere.


Anonymous TKTKTK said ... (7:50 PM) : 

To the average North American, the colour is Khaki, the colour the Brits call Khaki would be called Khaki Green (ymmv).

I think the trousers are a touch darker than the jacket - and look like they've got nylon or something in them. They're very crinkly at the side seams.

I think I like the leather friendship bracelet best. It's a nice casual touch against the stiff stripe.

Good thing he kicked out that leg, too. He can't be much more than 5'7.


Blogger jason said ... (12:52 AM) : 

should the tie be THAT long?


Blogger Dan said ... (4:20 PM) : 

My ties are too long for me since I have a short torso and small neck, but I've never had a tie altered- I guess one could, though. Do any of you have ties altered to the perfect length? Funny I'd never thought of it before.
Khaki is an Indian word (place name?) and, as a color, means the color of white fabric died with tea, which the Brits did in India for soom reason I've forgotten.
Love the suit and all the accessories. Like the break and the narrow ankle. I would think a simple hem is what you'd normally do with plain front cotton pants- even as part of a suit, but I don't know. What would the person above who commented on the hem like to see? I would not mind a sleeker, more sophisticated shoe, but I don't think a more casual one would work with the formality imparted by the shirt/tie/pocket square.
Hmm, lot to say about this opne. Last but certainly not least, this is a really beautiful photograph! Thanks.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:34 AM) : 

This picture inspired me to buy a khaki suit -- I got it on sale at SEAN in Soho, NYC. I can't wait to wear it! With my new Varvatos shoes and an Arnold Zimberg shirt. I won't have a hankie or a cigarette though.


Blogger  said ... (8:59 AM) : 

He looks straight out of a Bond film.


Anonymous Arlos said ... (7:08 AM) : 

He looks great!...just one thing bothers me dough...the tie!...I think it's not knotted properly, the tip should be just up the belt buckle.. like it is gives strange sense disproportion making the pants look way me eccentric but..


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