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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

On the Street....Via Verri, Milano

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


Blogger alice said ... (2:15 AM) : 

he reminds me of albert einstein.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:15 AM) : 

What's with the Colonel Sanders' mustache? The suit itself is nice, but I'm not crazy about the tie, especially considering the bag.


Blogger stacy said ... (2:19 AM) : 



Anonymous pruppert said ... (2:20 AM) : 

Love the bag, The stacking on his sleeves and vest are wonderful. Adds something quite enjoyable.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:23 AM) : 

Absolutely divine! I wish all men dressed this lovely.


Anonymous Dolphe said ... (2:51 AM) : 

Perfect style, all of it!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:54 AM) : 

I know it sounds a bit opaque, but I can't put it differently: he looks like a traveller through the ages...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:56 AM) : 

Colour is very fresh , those wrinkles seem very too fat only!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:08 AM) : 

wow a little costumy but what bold style


Anonymous jorge.ruiz said ... (3:08 AM) : 

That gentleman sure knows how to wear a suit.
There's just so many things to start with, everything looks so perfectly executed: The fit of the suit, the lenght of the jacket sleeve and the shirt's sleeve as well, the vest, the square pocket is subtle and nicely done. The tie is perfectly sized in accord to the collar. The pants are just right as well; and those shoes add a kick (no pun intended) of color to the rest of the outfit.
And that bag is beautiful; nice and beat up.

PD: Love his mustache


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:08 AM) : 

Wauw, great!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:09 AM) : 

Brings to mind the wise words of Count Monaldo Leopardi (the poet's father):

Dress with dignity, be select in your company, greet everyone courteously, give a few coins to beggars, and you will be respected always and everywhere.


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

I've got a special weakness for men with moustache. His is just faboulos! As his clothes.


Blogger Jessica said ... (3:14 AM) : 

this is wonderful!
there's such a sense of fun in this, and the color is so lovely


Blogger Rufio said ... (3:25 AM) : 

Love the moustache. Mr. Schuman, this site is absolutely amazingly awesome! I'm from Sydney, Australia, can't wait to set foot in New York someday and hopefully randomly bump into you and your lens haha. Thanks for the inspiration. - Ralph


Blogger Anne Corrons said ... (3:31 AM) : 

Italian men are always elegant!!!!!


Anonymous Crazy Octopus said ... (3:35 AM) : 

hmm, pastels with an intense amount of wrinkles on linen... i usually get really angry when this happens, but he seems to wear it as a badge of honor.

his expression matches the wear of his clothing. i love it.


Blogger Jacob said ... (3:56 AM) : 

As much as I love the palette here.
I've always thought double breasted waist coats were overkill, to say the least.


Anonymous suzanne nelson said ... (3:58 AM) : 

Perfect old school charm and elegance! you can't get better than this. what a wonderful colour suit and i love the way the shoulders appear to be sun bleached. Thanks for such a great find, Sart.


Anonymous gingerdan said ... (4:38 AM) : 

it's images like this which make me look forward to growing old! fantastic


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:52 AM) : 

This is quite brilliant - this gent looks like a time traveller!


Blogger António Erre said ... (4:53 AM) : 

The XIX meets the XXI! Gorgeous. The pastel colours are perfect. The tailoring well fited. The fabric seems a mix c/l with the apropriatte wrinkles and the shoes and the bag offset the scheme. The tie could be another, because this one is the point of nonsense, wich looks terrible update.
I thought of G. Verdi at the first glance.
Great picture Sart


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

Like an ice-cream hued Einstein.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:21 AM) : 

This is one of the best photos i've seen here! The pale blue color of the very well-cut suit is magnificent. One can see that it is a great material by the way it ruffles. The waistcoat is also a beautiful color with a very nice cut. The tone-in-tone pocket square is cool. The darker tie, shoes and bag tie the outfit together. He has a good mustache and hair too. This man knows exactly how he wants to look and pulls it off flawlessly.


Blogger Masha said ... (5:48 AM) : 

I love the colours in this outfit and the contrast of the pale blue suit with the brown bag definitely creates an interesting look.


Anonymous gailleton said ... (5:57 AM) : 

Oh magnifique! This is elegant - especially because every piece has some scuffs, scratches & wrinkles.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:07 AM) : 

Lovely shoes.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:29 AM) : 

An Italian Doctor Doolittle...or maybe a character out of a Roald Dahl book...

But one thing is for certain: this outfit is dying for a pocket watch!


Anonymous jennih said ... (7:41 AM) : 

I'm in love with this. The cream vest with the robin's egg linen is incredible.


Blogger Josh said ... (7:46 AM) : 

I love the bag, and the pairing against the baby blue, but something seems off about the vest. It seems like it is pulled too tight, but the bunching of the material disagrees with that assessment. Maybe a narrow leg opener would complement the beautiful shoes better.


Anonymous tj said ... (8:10 AM) : 

Another gent wearing a vest with a summer suit! I don't understand why someone chooses to add a layer of clothing when the weather is warm. And, a double breasted vest at that! It's incongruous.
I like his hair and moustache. They combine to show some personality.
The color of the suit is unusual, and is appropriate for the summer. Nice choice there.
I think that a straight collar shirt would work better the shape of his face.
Nice brief case. It's got some mileage on it. That always enhances the look.
Monk strap shoes are classic, but I think black shoes would be a better choice with the colorful suit.


Anonymous amk said ... (8:34 AM) : 

Wow....fantastic!!!! You would never find such a stylish man in America!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:47 AM) : 

Too detailed and too peculiar in my opinion. The satchel is somewhat too large for him.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:52 AM) : 

Celestially out of this world except for that struggling 'stache!


Blogger YEHOSHUA said ... (9:16 AM) : 

Just beautiful. (And what could he possibly be carrying in that bag!?)


Blogger Alice Olive said ... (9:34 AM) : 

I love all the creases - worn in, walked in, lived in. I also love the old brief-case. I bet he takes notes on a leather-encased notepad with a pencil.


Blogger stone said ... (9:41 AM) : 

he's got the mark twain thing going, and it works


Anonymous DesignGod said ... (9:55 AM) : 

I'm smitten! Love him!


Blogger Farrah Sinkey said ... (9:57 AM) : 

Chic Albert Einstein.


Anonymous lora said ... (9:59 AM) : 

I love the color of the suit, but the waistcoat looks like a corset to me. Not at all good.


Blogger whyioughtta said ... (10:03 AM) : 

Fabulous colour. Awesome photo. Dapper gentleman. I'll never be a fan of a man's shoe with a buckle, but otherwise add another point to the "yes!" side from me.


Blogger Black Swan said ... (10:13 AM) : 

Super Mario!!! What style.


Anonymous rachel said ... (10:30 AM) : 

i agree with the einstein / twain thing.. and I want to know what's in the bag...


Anonymous sara said ... (10:36 AM) : 

oh, please please can i run away with him?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:50 AM) : 

Something Mark Twain, or Jules Verne about him - a time traveler indeed!


Blogger Keesean said ... (10:55 AM) : 

i need his vest and briefcase NOW


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:14 AM) : 

Wow! Everything works well here. I love the worn out leather bag, DB vest, and the oxblood shoes. That mustache is classic.


Blogger Pamcasso said ... (11:28 AM) : 

amazing, he looks like he stepped off a time machine. is the color really that blue, or is it grey?


Blogger Jonathan said ... (11:29 AM) : 

This one is perfect. The linen suit with just the right amount of wrinkles works for me--more so than the one from the other day. The vest and the moustache pull the whole thing together. Very understated. It just feels right.


Anonymous deb said ... (11:30 AM) : 

I thought Mark Twain, too. Agreed; it works.


Blogger White Russian said ... (11:46 AM) : 

This is stunning. I agree, the worn in suit looks great. The color with that bag is amazing.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:57 AM) : 

Love everything about him! Finally, a little authenticity.


Blogger ricola said ... (12:16 PM) : 

Great bag!


Blogger Karmander said ... (12:26 PM) : 

He is magnificent.


Blogger Lucy said ... (12:29 PM) : 

If there is a more powerful example of a True Sartorialist then I would like to see it. I am thrilled to see a man wearing aqua linen. Style not fashion, looks like the rule for this gentleman.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:29 PM) : 

hey sart, just wondering when you took this photo...'coz it's just too hot over here in milan for this man to be wearing that. the temperature over the last few days has been between 30-33...i can't even go outside with a simple t-shirt coz i'd be sweating like a pig!


Blogger Miguel said ... (12:32 PM) : 

Superb! Elegant and superb...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:43 PM) : 

Never find such a stylish man in America, you say?
Ever heard of Mark Twain? He may be dead, but he was certainly American. People don't dress like this all over Europe... Men like this are rare in every country. We have stylish men in the U.S. as well.


Blogger Núria said ... (12:58 PM) : 

Tiene mucho estilo!


Anonymous Lauren said ... (1:44 PM) : 

His expression does not at all match his dapper outfit.

The ensemble is merely incredible.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:45 PM) : 

If Einstein, Twain and Dali had a baby...voila! Witness, their love child.
This guy rocks it out.


Blogger Virginie (VEER GI NY) Suos said ... (2:40 PM) : 

baby blue...very cute.


Blogger KD said ... (3:01 PM) : 

Egads! How delightful! Especially his bag and color scheme.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:28 PM) : 

There are a lot of things going right with this suit. For me, some of the most notable are the worn creases on the arms and the legs. It gives it that vintage look, kinda the same way people try to wear out a pair of jeans. The other eye-catcher is the double-breasted vest. Because of the double-breast, it has to fit perfectly or it won't work, a large reason for its scarcity on the streets.


Anonymous style slicker said ... (3:48 PM) : 

love the pastel blue suit with the cream waist coat. Yes he reminds me of Eeinstein.


Blogger jkh said ... (3:51 PM) : 

a time traveller indeed.

how did you find this guy?

1910s mixed with 1980s.
he scares me a little bit i have to say.


Blogger An Aesthete's Lament said ... (4:02 PM) : 

Nadar would have photographed him. The waistcoat is truly mid 19th-century in style. Everything is far too wrinkled however, but he has a certain boulevardier style, no?


Blogger Victoria said ... (4:15 PM) : 

This look is lovely. He reminds of a character out of a Marquez novel.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:16 PM) : 

WOW ! I'm welling up. I love this. What a terrific linen. It's like a great leather jacket you break in or a raw denim after a year (no wash) The character and "CREASES" are wonderful. I want that jacket and vest to wear with my beat up Jean Shop jeans and handmade shoes (no socks, good feet) Character man, it's in the character. That case is like a journal, all the experiences, travels, and stories that created that wear. Buono ! Molto buono


Blogger Maggie May said ... (4:28 PM) : 

yes- albert einstien is what i thought too!

he is completely dapper and charming, a beautiful old man.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:50 PM) : 

Looks great, comfortable in own skin, expression is classic "menafregista" as to whether you like the outfit or not.


Blogger Betsy said ... (5:02 PM) : 

I LOVE that mustache! The whole outfit is magnificent, even that brown leather bag.

But...and don't get me wrong, because it's a fantastic ensemble...he looks a bit to crumpled. He kinda looks like he was sitting out in the heat for hours and his suit got all wrinkled up.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:46 PM) : 

the cream of the waistcoat...for some reason...does not work well for me...and i usually love creme.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:49 PM) : 

does anyone else agree that Italian designers tend to not possess the immense amount of style exhibited by the italians in street fashion mags/blogs?
I've heard it chalked up before to a misinterpretation of the North American market (convoluted ideas, etc)
and I'd love to hear how everyone else weighs in on this.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:01 PM) : 

Absolutely superb.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:20 PM) : 

I like the double breasted vest. It gives it a very western feel


Blogger hassan1 said ... (6:24 PM) : 

Very untidy,i wonder if they have drycleaning service available in Milan.


Blogger Radio Catro said ... (6:48 PM) : 

Summer has definitely arrived, enjoy it!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:46 PM) : 

I had never known HOW to use light-blue! So I unfortunately, dont wear it, neither black&red.
can you give us some advice?


Blogger aviewaskew said ... (8:32 PM) : 

breathe blue....luv this look terrific shot!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:50 PM) : 

Ciao hassan1 6:24

Do you really wonder if they have dry cleaners ? Really ?
You must book a flight and experience the wonderful culture and style of Italy. Birthplace and home of some/most of the the greatest and influential Sartorialist's of all time. Go man go. Get a little "untidy", unleash your sartorial rascal. Grazie.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:57 PM) : 

The length of his sleeves are perfect. This azure is amazing.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:10 PM) : 

are u kidding me?! this is great. the spread, the worn in look, the color, the waist coat, the well grommed stache, the healthy looking tan,the buckle rad


Blogger Giuseppe said ... (12:03 AM) : 

Clearly he is the JAM.

What's missing is a soft, tightly woven , natural colored straw hat with a slik band in some sort of dashing color.

Crap, there I go nit-picking again.


Blogger MyraMyra said ... (3:43 AM) : 

Something very handsome and youthful about him. He reminds me of a modern day Mark Twain.


Blogger L'uomo said ... (5:01 AM) : 

I love all his look, the suit, the vest, the tie, the suitcase... and the moustache of course!!!!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:49 AM) : 

I said that he reminds me of a Roald Dahl character, but I think everyone else is right...he also reminds me of Einstein, Jules Verne, Mark Twain, Dali...and especially a character out of a Marquez novel...whoever said that, BRILLIANT.

As for the comment about his double breasted waistcoat looking like a corset, that made me giggle. I, I however, find it to be charming.


Blogger Moi said ... (8:34 AM) : 

Is this the daper brother of the man in the checked jacket?


Blogger samsara said ... (11:59 AM) : 

Gorgeous. The creases in the powder blue suit that jaunty moustache, and all held together with the waistcoat. The vest really makes the look. I want to follow this man to the ends of the earth.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:50 PM) : 

This is an impeccable ensemble. I wish he was my uncle or something.

I would love to see him holding a pocket watch, that would just be wonderful.


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

Spectacular! And just looking at him makes me feel that there are still some good things in this crazy world...ah.


Blogger Kanani said ... (11:53 PM) : 

I love that everything here is so unexpected. From the cut of the double breasted vest, to the faded aquamarine and the faded lime.

The battered satchel is full of history, giving the entire look one of great character. This just isn't a dandy. He's a busy man, with loads of ideas.


Blogger brandon reichard said ... (5:26 PM) : 

i think it's great that after so many years mark twain is still such a fashion icon.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:35 PM) : 

If I had seen this man on the street... I would have to swoon...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:44 PM) : 

I think what I love most about this man and his look, is that he just IS. It doesn't seem like he's trying to get noticed, or showing off his lovely taste in clothes - he's just providing a little hint (however unintentionally) to the rest of us that he is probably an interesting person with some good stories to tell.

(But I do adore that waistcoat - it's outfits like these that make me kind of wish I was a man, haha)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:24 AM) : 

This is quite rare and amazing style.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:13 AM) : 

I love the whole look!

The blue suit is splendiferous (:


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:38 AM) : 

he looks so great and seems like he is from a completely different era!


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

whats important about this guy is that he does not appear to be forcing it- in fact, with that hair and mustache, this man NEEDS to dress this way. I don't want to hear anything about the bag and shoes not matching either. The tie is important because its pulls together his light suit and keeps him from looking like a comic.


Blogger miss ghesquiere said ... (3:38 PM) : 

how ridiculously fun!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:25 AM) : 

Very old world, I like it a lot. Perhaps if the suit were a little crisper, and with a better tie. Not crazy about the colour, but the style is wonderful.


Blogger Mr. Winch said ... (10:39 PM) : 

Absolutely love it. Am I missing something, or are waistcoats back in style?


Anonymous Dina said ... (10:50 PM) : 

Milano? Reminds me of Death in Venice. Stylish!


Blogger Tony said ... (10:58 AM) : 

The contrast DB waistcoat is perfect. And the oversized briefcase. An inspiration.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:49 PM) : 

unbelievable style; eye catching and elegant, so simple yet well executed and that waistcoat is fantastic!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:00 PM) : 

Cesare Migliaccio


Blogger Dlayiga said ... (4:57 PM) : 

oxblood monkstraps!! i absolutely love oxblood shoes.


Blogger Alicia said ... (11:38 AM) : 

That color in that texture on that street, how could you NOT take his photo?!
The yellow street marking really jumps out in contrast.
He's like an anachronism.
That vest looks like it fit a few years ago and is being tested!
Love him.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:44 AM) : 

this what u call a true classic!


Blogger Eduardo Lima said ... (11:17 AM) : 

Dr. Livingstone, I presume.


Blogger mademoiselleb said ... (12:20 PM) : 

This is incredible.


Anonymous james arthur tancred said ... (9:05 AM) : 

what a superb ensemble, rumpled pale turquiose linen is unusual, but a triumph. It is difficult to accesorise such a suit, but this gent has done well with cream, white, dark blue and oxblood shoes. Just as well his hair is not too neat, as this and his wonderful moustache lend a strong fin de siecle air to this gent. well done.


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