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Friday, January 30, 2009

On the Street....Gianpaolo, Milano

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Anonymous L'armadio del delitto said ... (9:06 AM) : 

Molto chic, molto italiano!


Blogger Brigadeiro said ... (9:07 AM) : 

Stunning picture!


Blogger Dan in Richmond said ... (9:12 AM) : 

Fantastic. Beautiful fit, fabulous shoes all worn with such confidence and panache. I really like the spread collar with the blazer. You can see that the feels good in his clothes. The way to do it.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:17 AM) : 

Now there is confidence!


Anonymous said ... (9:20 AM) : 

That ultra-wide tie. That exact brown with that exact blue...there's a quiet whimsy to it all...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:23 AM) : 

I am going to gush: I LOVE how he is dressed. I love that his shoes and tie are the same rich brown, and that his white shirt and hanky snap white, and that his court is a teal-y navy. I love that he is striding out with confidence and sure-footedness, and looking like the hippest guy in sight. I wish more men had this fashion sense.


Anonymous Ana Paula said ... (9:25 AM) : 

Awesome! His style is really classy... I love his blue suit, and also the brown tie!


Blogger di moda said ... (9:26 AM) : 

dig the jacket. Milan has style, but so does Covenant College.


Blogger di moda said ... (9:26 AM) : 

approve it please! we GOT MAD STYLEZ!


Blogger LIBERTY POST EDITOR said ... (9:37 AM) : 

Hello from Canada. Love your work. I find it curious that most of your subjects are in solid fabrics rather than prints and patterns. Is that your taste being revealed or the 'fashion society' in general?


Blogger n said ... (9:40 AM) : 

Love the color of the jacket, and how the tie is coordinated with the shoes.


Blogger May Kasahara said ... (9:43 AM) : 

I wish I could see more of his shoes ♥


Blogger Mo said ... (9:45 AM) : 

i love this picture


Anonymous duncan said ... (9:49 AM) : 

My girlfriend says I should never wear black and blue together, but it looks good to me! I am color blind though and get blue and purple confused. is this blazer blue or purple? I guess it doesn't matter if your confident or you don't care what other people think.


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

Handsome man with a commanding presence.
I like the fit of the DB jacket, the shirt collar, the tie.
But I'm having a really hard time accepting the short, narrow-legged trouser. Combined with the length and weight of the jacket, the trousers look wrong, and give him the appearance of having legs that appear considerably shorter than they likely are.


Blogger Pablo Rodríguez y Giménez de Tesada said ... (9:58 AM) : 

bravo! es exquisito!


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

The dark-grey trousers ever-so-slightly short paired with chocolate monk straps finish the look. This is the epitome of Italian style - fit above all else.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:06 AM) : 

He looks like an illustration from one of my old Italian language textbooks.


Blogger diane said ... (10:07 AM) : 

Hmmmm, blue & black & brown, yet every one is gushing. This is classic; this man could carry off anything, I think. Put this suit on some one else, and it would look wrong. Self conciousness is the death of fashion, so this man's confidence makes the outfit; savvy?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:08 AM) : 

Yes! Nice looking man. We dont have them in Stockholm...yet.


Blogger RedHotPottery said ... (10:23 AM) : 



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

The outfit is great, but what is also remarkable is the excellent hair. Remarkably good styling.


Blogger Laurence John said ... (10:34 AM) : 

hmmm, that jacket doesn't go well with those trousers. too close tonally to look like a deliberate mis-match. a bit top heavy too.

sorry sir.


Blogger Petulia said ... (10:44 AM) : 

che bello,classy and distinct without overdoing it. A timeless look. Bravo


Blogger Kiki Candelaria said ... (11:08 AM) : 

clean cut- love it


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

I am in love with this coat!


Blogger Emily Rose said ... (11:59 AM) : 

your blog is wonderful! I love how you see the world.


Blogger monique said ... (12:13 PM) : 

Sharp as an Xacto. Love it.


Blogger clint said ... (12:16 PM) : 

the best look I've seen in a while. Stunning.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:17 PM) : 

I think the issue here is that the fit is superb, but the colour slightly off. I don't think you can wear dark shades of colour on both your jacket and trousers when wearing separates. One should be light and one should be dark, or there should be sufficient textual difference to make colour irrelevant. e.g. a dark tweed jacket with dark grey trousers.


Blogger Kay said ... (12:20 PM) : 

I really like those shoes, due to the buckles they look as if they shouldn't go but he pulls it off, perhaps because of how quietly assertive he looks


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

The spread collar is not getting enough credit in this picture. Just imagine for a second how lame his db jacket would look with a plain vanilla straight collar.


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

A nation of gigolos!


Blogger -h of candid cool said ... (12:31 PM) : 



Anonymous Helena said ... (12:35 PM) : 

Your blog is the best concerning fashion and in my opinion there is only two cities where the true chic and elegance can be found: Paris and Milano (with rare exceptions). And yes, this is a timeless and elegant look!


Blogger Mad Hatter said ... (12:52 PM) : 

like this look, tie a bit too wide, but a great business look


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:54 PM) : 

Not my fav shade of blue. Pants a bit short. But a cool guy and handsome fellow.

I wish more American men--those in suits--would go with the longer hair. What is the hangup? Perhaps it is the prison culture influence--we must have gladiator hair and be prepared to defend.


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

only in milan!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:01 PM) : 

only in milan!


Blogger Paul Pincus said ... (1:12 PM) : 

i'm in love ... again ; )

beautiful image!


Blogger Alex said ... (1:23 PM) : 

My, how dapper he looks.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:10 PM) : 

Please your danish men take a look at that, and learn a bit, just a bit... Wouw...

Ps i have the shoes :-)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:53 PM) : 

love him but the pants are too narrow and short with the jacket.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:57 PM) : 

Contential chic ala Italiana.the spread collar one would eaisaly say that the |DB jacket shows all the hallmarks of old Carracini very slight roping in the shoulders enough cuff, slim linte pants just the right length to show off the Lobb Williams,and caught in motion.Wonderful work the photographic composition is what you see first then the style interesting looking at the photo in black and white the entire ensamble stands out.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:57 PM) : 

Everything fits so damn well on this guy, who cares about the color! What draws the eye is the fact his clothes are made to fit and he walks with a wide stride (his shoes must be comfortable). The pant length is perfect and I bet his black pants are actually gray. Brown and gray is not a sin with a strong blue color, this pic is a clear illustration. Confidence prveails!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:19 PM) : 

Beautissimo! Mi amo il rivestimento ;)


Blogger Anne-So said ... (4:32 PM) : 

Great classic and perfectionnist style in pretty tiny details, like shiny leather shoes, perfect hair-brushing...all your pics inspire me.


Blogger Ariadna said ... (4:54 PM) : 

love your pics!
ciaoo! xxx


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:18 PM) : 

Simply dashing!


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

Perfectly man ! ;-)


Anonymous jbozak said ... (6:15 PM) : 

the tie is great, perfect for that color. A double breast his is a hard sell, but I like the overall depth of this outfit. The little details are great. The cuff poking out at an amount I prefer, his pocket hank, his barrelesque body offset by skinny legs, and those shoes that pair up with the tie. Even his hair.


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

superb shoes.


Anonymous Claire RENAUD said ... (7:00 PM) : 

So chic ! Perfectly man...


Blogger Jack Daniel said ... (7:54 PM) : 

wow, his shoes are wonderful!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:04 PM) : 

this is a beautiful shot. I love the mix of modern and old. and the dapper gentleman of course.


Blogger lenmeister said ... (9:10 PM) : 

Wow ...yet another snazzy looking gentleman, we're spoiled sart lol i've seen a similar pair of shoes at barneys Ny which were by lidfort or ferragamo I don't recall which exactly, they are amazing shoes indeed. A bit unconventional due to the double buckle..thats why they "pop" I think.. I love again how flawless his attire is, perfect fit, sleeves, the plain bottoms slacks, pockets sq ect..utterly italian yes. I've been reluctant to get a double-breasted navy sportjacket...maybe not so much anymore :-)


Blogger Lieutenant Glahn said ... (9:24 PM) : 

Much communication in a motion
Without conversation or a notion


Blogger One Man's Style said ... (10:01 PM) : 

I love the seemingly unbuttoned shirt cuffs, i do it all the time, unfortunatly my shirts are tailored as perfect as gianpaolos and therefore end up looking a little sloppy...o well, fantastic as always


Anonymous crowsfeet said ... (11:32 PM) : 

smooth operator


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:40 PM) : 

This is Gianpaolo from Al Bazar in Milan. Great sense of style and a wonderful person!


Blogger Evelyn said ... (12:03 AM) : 

Such a well-fitted outfit on an Italian gentleman! - I think it can be only regarded as " traditional look " among italians.
Especially adore the brown tie with the spread collar shirt, already a very good combination. DB blazers with a white pocket sqaure. Anything, we can complain about?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:14 AM) : 

I have talked with my favorite tailor in Vancouver about this work. We agreed that gentlemen must have at least two pairs of double-monk shoes to consolidate the bottom and entire balance. I am going to get a new double navy blazer like this for this summer!!!!


Blogger chérie said ... (5:35 AM) : 

Stylish man!:)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:36 AM) : 

there's a special air around him. his shoes are amazing. but my first thought was: the man and the silver mercedes in the back perfectly match together! for me they both represent timeless style.


Blogger la-barrocos said ... (5:41 AM) : 

The elegance of a gentleman of Milan.


Blogger Urbane Legend said ... (7:00 AM) : 

I absolutely adore this outfit. I've always been a fan of the classic blue DB blazer - it's a living legend in its own right and a style essential. Normally I'd hate to see it with anything other than its natural partner - mid-grey flannel trousers - but this fellow knows how to wear it so well that I can suspend my presumption! The shirt collar is perfect too - it add just the right amount of crisp snap to the look and shows that the wearer hasn't just thrown the outfit together, but considered what to wear with that, down to the last detail. Perfect, perfect, perfect.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:39 AM) : 


Gu. Ga-Ga!



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


Very Italian. Jaywalking in the middle of the street just before being run down by a suv... Very elegant, though, I have to admit.



Blogger la-barrocos said ... (8:13 AM) : 

The classic gentleman of Milan.



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

The collar is more than a spread, it's a cutaway...that's what makes it so dramatic. Usually it's wrong with a blazer, but here it's right...just because it is.


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

>>I believe I recognize him as working for (manager) the fine men's store in Milan-Al Bazar-


Blogger Dominica said ... (10:25 AM) : 

This picture reminds me of this huge poster I used to have in my bedroom as a teenager :
L'amant le mieux payé de Hollywood, prise dans une affaire de meurs et de meurtres...
It was a French poster of American Gigolo with Richard Gere...he looks as handsome as Richard did back then...(sigh)


Anonymous Mvhammad Fvad said ... (10:35 AM) : 

I bit this is one of the sartorialist's own favourites; everything abut this shoot is just perfect..ot only the gentleman's sence of's his Ego, his gaze, his walk..the shooting angle, the buildings , the wires..the way the cars are about to move..just so dynamic , just so ALIVE..I LOVE


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

I Think I love him


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:30 AM) : 

The shoes are dope, and the fact that they hit the tie is perfect. The shirt matching the hanky is good. The spread collar is fantastic (seriously, spread collars make everyone look more sophisticated).

BUT - Pants like that with a different jacket OR jacket like that with different pants. Don't try to tell me those buttons make it work, they don't. Overall - it's a miss.

Sorry. Just cause you are sexy doesn't mean you can make everything work.


Blogger The Bird's Eye said ... (11:53 AM) : 

what a great stride he has ... the whole scene is just wonderful.


Blogger Dan in Richmond said ... (12:10 PM) : 

I'd semi-vowed not to chime in a second time on these posts anymore but I'm going to, firstly because I've realized from previous posts- including your wonderful custom shirt story- who this is.No wonder he gets it right, and I guess this is actually an "extreme cutaway" rather than a spread collar? Secondly the color criticisms are somewhat amusing. Surely these are charcoal slacks. What could be more classic and traditional than charcoal slacks and a blue blazer? Even if they are black I think it's perfection- an all-time favorite. Thanks.


Anonymous biscottie said ... (12:51 PM) : 

I like the pants and shoes but not the jacket


Blogger Lamar said ... (1:08 PM) : 

I'm with those who think this picture seems off. Maybe it's the lighting, but those pants look black.


Blogger Ivy Lane said ... (2:25 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:21 PM) : 

I have already seen this guy somewhere...
just cant remember where and when ...


Blogger Dario said ... (4:00 PM) : 

Very italian. Very charming!


Blogger Charm said ... (4:07 PM) : 

that's it! i'm moving!


Blogger Little critic of the big world of a fashion said ... (4:40 PM) : 

Trendy old men!Italian chic!


Anonymous Ilan said ... (5:26 PM) : 

Great capture. There is a cinematic quality to this photo, superb shot!


Blogger Anisa said ... (6:07 PM) : 

Beautiful. Love how the tie and shoes are the same brown.


Anonymous Boya said ... (11:22 PM) : 

I see poor to average dressed men trying to mix colors like this but they just look sloppy; it's the tailored look (unbuttoned cuffs optional) and the attitude that makes the mix look incredible and makes me want to live in Milan.


Blogger Enzo AGC said ... (6:34 AM) : 

forza stile milano!


Anonymous is said ... (7:18 AM) : 

Wow! is fabulous!


Blogger Miguel said ... (9:01 AM) : 

Ahhhh!!!!! Italiano.


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

Cat daddy!


Blogger Mz. Paulzen said ... (3:48 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:57 PM) : 

Oh, the European men... Mhm mmm....;)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:10 PM) : 

Perhaps it's the angle of the photo and maybe a full front rather that 3/4 profile might have been more flattering but I'm not seeing the emperor's clothes here. The idea of this outfit is nice but the actual thing isn't working in my eyes and feels a bit cartoonish. I don;t know if it's perhaps not the best outfit for his build or what. The way this outfit is held together is by this gentleman's confidence. I like to think of it as the "potato sac effect". Some people can carry off wearing even a potato sack and make it look good.

Since modern man wears something that is a variation of the very early 20th century's Sack Suit, this comment is


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:15 AM) : 

i love the face, the eyes are magnetique ! and the elegance is just normal in Milano!


Blogger ASC said ... (3:54 AM) : 

Very nice... I think it is the tie-blazer-shoe coordination that does it for me.

I'm not such a fan of the exaggerated spread collar though...


Blogger Anya said ... (5:35 AM) : 

He look so fine. It is risky to play with such combination of color but he worked the outfit so well.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:58 AM) : 

Charming,an italiano vero!


Blogger mio said ... (4:20 AM) : 



Blogger fad tony said ... (3:05 PM) : 

what a FANTASTIC shot


Blogger Tony said ... (7:00 PM) : 

The top half looks sound, but I’d prefer it if he’d gone for the full whistle rather than the black kecks with the blue jacket. However, the shirt has a boss spread collar which works brilliantly with the blazer and tie. Ditch the strides, lad and you’ll be laughing.


Blogger Manish said ... (4:43 AM) : 

Stunner all the way!


Anonymous cesare said ... (8:27 AM) : 

I am proud to have been said 'You are very stylish!' by him at his shop of Milano.
Thank you Mr.Gianpaolo.


Blogger Duchesse said ... (9:40 AM) : 

I enjoy seeing a man in a fitted jacket that's not too tight, as younger men often wish theirs to be. Also, "Little Critic of the Big World", who referred to this gentleman as an "old man": surely you jest?


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



Blogger Un Monito said ... (10:47 PM) : 



Blogger Michael said ... (8:50 PM) : 

This portrait is wonderful...I love the quality of the depth of field...did you shoot this with a 35 f/1.4?


Blogger jiyeon said ... (11:24 PM) : 

he looks like paul smith!
I love him!!!!!!!!!!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:39 PM) : 

Mamma e Papa' always said to me " BE A GOOD BOY AND NEVER WEAR BLACK AND BLUE TOGETHER", Be he's getting away with it with so much nonchalance


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:32 AM) : 

From the waist up, yes. The aggressively narrow trousers, however, are overwhelmed by the blazer. A fuller cut on the leg, and I couldn't complain.


Anonymous ghazi said ... (2:02 AM) : 

May I point out that it's not a suit as many suggested. It's a blazer. See the guilded buttons.. The pants are not black as another suggested, but charcoal. The shoes are the famous double buckle 'John Lobb Paris'..It would have been a perfect combo if the pants were of lighter shade of grey...The whole idea of the blazer is that it's less formal than a suit so the pants should bring a contrast to the coat. It would be unimaginable of this gentleman to wear black pants! An absolute no no in the circle of the blazer wearing gents.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:43 PM) : 

Uomini ben vestiti e affascinanti così non se ne trovano in nessuna altra parte del mondo che non sia l'italia...Only made in italy...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:47 PM) : 

Simply perfect except metal button!


Anonymous Review Daddy said ... (12:43 AM) : 



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