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On the Street....A Man About Town, Milano


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Monday, February 09, 2009

On the Street....A Man About Town, Milano

Comments on "On the Street....A Man About Town, Milano"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:27 PM) : 

Ummm, seriously, look in the mirror before leaving the house.


Blogger The Man Who Knew Too Much said ... (5:30 PM) : 

He looks great, how rawness (the piercings) can blend in with sophisticated style choices.


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

If it were more fitted it would have looked classier.


Anonymous Brent said ... (5:55 PM) : 

I think he looks Frumpy and thrown together with no particular purpose or reason. And, I dont think the clothing is nice enough to pull that off.

I am a little intrigued by the blazer, but this doesnt work for me.


Anonymous Ellen said ... (5:59 PM) : 

i love this look from the waist up - from the jacket to the piercings to the hat...but I don't know what to make of these pants. They pique my interest but I also find myself wondering where on his body the belt is actually hanging?


Blogger Percy Chatsworth said ... (6:00 PM) : 

If only he didn't let his trousers fall past his waist and bottom. This always leaves one with such a messy look.


Blogger hc said ... (6:01 PM) : 

too las vegas-belt-buckle-tuck-in...i like that he closed the top button though.


Blogger diane said ... (6:10 PM) : 

I didn't even realize at first that he had piercings!


Anonymous L'armadio del delitto said ... (6:29 PM) : 

Che stile! Simpatico!


Blogger Tamsen said ... (6:41 PM) : 

Such interesting style-I'm trying to figure out where his hips really are! I like it.


Blogger Laura Oceanía said ... (6:42 PM) : 

I love how the blazer looks on him!

Lorituela, from Spain


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:50 PM) : 



Anonymous Lo said ... (6:52 PM) : 

This makes me think of Tom Waits, the hat, the slacks, the shoes. Absolutely love it!


Blogger Timothy said ... (6:56 PM) : 

Where is his waist?


Anonymous whippet said ... (7:17 PM) : 

and now the boyz are doing the 'pigeon toe' too?!?



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:18 PM) : 

So if I don ill-fitting mismatched clothes in Europe, I'm stylish and sophisticated. If I do the same here in the U.S., I'm just an idiot, right?


Anonymous UneFillePetite said ... (7:19 PM) : 

I love the contrast between what we expected about his clothes in just seeing his face and the outfit he's really wearing. I guess this is what is called style =)

Don't know if my english is okay, I just hope it's understandable !


Anonymous suzanne nelson said ... (7:58 PM) : 

The proportions are interesting. They make me think he must be at least 6'7" tall! I don't like the low-slung pants look but i have to say i like the way he has given his deep cuffs. i like his shirt too. This photo challenges my preconceptions of how i think men should dress stylishly which is definitely a good thing. Thought provoking.


Blogger john benjamin pritchett said ... (8:40 PM) : 

Great colors but the pants need to be pulled up.


Blogger Laura said ... (8:59 PM) : 

i see straight up american guy style in this. never thought that "sloppy-chic" would catch on?

my mom would hate it, but i see it every day in some form on my college campus.


Blogger Jack Daniel said ... (9:02 PM) : 

I just looove his blazer!
And I have a hat like that. Perhaps I should do something with it.


Anonymous la sartorialista said ... (9:09 PM) : 

A study in contrast: Valentino Ricci and this guy!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:46 PM) : 

The look is sloppy and even careless, but the air of his having pulled together his favorite pieces and how they work on his frame (I can imagine a certain type of long, thin body under those clothes)makes them compelling. And European or American, the hat, the ear-plugs and the shawl bring this look far above that of your average college student.
All in all this is the guy I want to meet at the bar, bookstore, coffee house.


Blogger Cathy Phillips said ... (10:03 PM) : 

I'm loving that blazer.


Anonymous kagitsune said ... (10:06 PM) : 

I actually adore the jacket details and the hat/piercings combo, but I really don't like the slouchiness of the rest of the outfit, especially the pants. ^^; But if you like what you wear, then wear it, right? :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:43 PM) : 

I thought it was a tall bloke until I scrolled down. It was a bit of a shock actually. I think the outfit would work much better if the pants were a smaller size and the slightest bit of ankle was showing?


Blogger Lori said ... (10:53 PM) : 

Are those ear gauges?

And I seriously love his blazer


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:55 PM) : 

cool mix of proportions!

i am in love with his jacket!! does anyone know what it is??


Anonymous Lauren said ... (10:58 PM) : 

You are truly an amazing photographer; I am awed by all of them.


Anonymous LindaB said ... (11:02 PM) : 

I'm so over the piercings and the super low riding trousers. Can we just move on?


Blogger Sandy said ... (11:09 PM) : 

Pull up your pants, crack baby. Don't you feel a draft?

Sorry, I know you like to make us think, but this does not work for me. I see my son in this crap every day.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:25 PM) : 

Hmmm, this is a tough one: I kinda appreciate the aesthetic, the long lines, as a result of the all buttoned shirt and the snug-fitting blazer. The pants do throw me a bit- I think they are the right idea, it's just that he's been sitting down, walking around etc, that they fall too low on his waist.



Anonymous muddy said ... (12:46 AM) : 

i like how he seemed to channel charlie chaplin on this one.


Anonymous sparrow said ... (1:10 AM) : 

there is something rather off about the proportions here, and hopefully it's intentional. his pants make him look like a penguin (pigeon toes notwithstanding), the jacket is a bit young in the sleeves and the hat...well, it's just too small. he doesn't look bad in my estimation, just ill-proportioned.


Anonymous andrew said ... (2:30 AM) : 

call me unadventurous but those shoes don't go with the trou.

cool idea although the shape is too undefined for me


Anonymous Darragh said ... (3:07 AM) : 

I don't know about the trousers, but I love the blazer!


Anonymous Catherine like Deneuve said ... (4:15 AM) : 

He's clearly doing it all on purpose. The American guys who go for sloppiness suffer from the self-delusion that they are hunky no matter what they wear. This guy is calculating nerdiness--the hat pushed back, the buttons done up to the neck. For all its sloppiness, there is nothing haphazard here.

All the same, I prefer Mr. Ricci, myself.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:56 AM) : 

Love how he is clowning with proportions. Clearly he's not looking to conform to 'the rules' - he's playing. Is that a Tiroler jacket (and cap)?


Blogger Steve Doyle said ... (5:43 AM) : 

It's Way! Such a good style and so talented- check out the pics of the Les Homme show at Milan Fashion Week - he styled it! By far the best show and yet nothing like his own personal style. A true innovator.


Blogger XAVS said ... (7:29 AM) : 

Like rolled up pants and his button down shirt, not really convinced of how he combined it but at leats it's kinda flashy.


Blogger Jorge from W Palm Beach said ... (7:45 AM) : 

Smashing jacket! It is not so great, however, that it compensates for the rest of the outfit. Notice how the bottom of the jacket is level with the waist of the chinos; he purposefully makes them ride low below his natural waist, and then he rolls the cuffs up, further shortening his legs!!! Braided belt, I know opinions are split on those, even if fashion magazines are pushing them lately. Pair this jacket with well-fitting classics that accentuate it, and you have a winner! Jorge from W Palm Beach


Blogger The Clever Pup said ... (8:51 AM) : 

HEY. I've been chastised on this site numerous times for not being nice. But today this guy's getting picked on. Because he's a guy is he supposed to be tougher?

I think his look is OK. At least it's different.


Blogger Moi said ... (8:57 AM) : 

If he pulled up his trousers, he wouldn't have to roll up the legs. Otherwise, I like.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:00 AM) : 

This stylish gentleman is the Fashion Director of Man About Town Magazine, its a beautiful magazine -


Blogger MEO said ... (9:04 AM) : 

This look is very interesting!


Blogger MEO said ... (9:05 AM) : 

This look is very interesting!


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

the blazer is fab !
Makes his looks a bit softer and more accessible ...


Anonymous angela said ... (10:43 AM) : 

very interesting!!!


Anonymous Nike said ... (11:01 AM) : 

:-D crazy pic!
I like it!


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

I think this man has created precisely the image he set out to project. It's edgy, nerdy, frumpy and daring--and it dares you to try to decipher his message. A message that's definitely from the other side of the the stylistic mainstream.
Thanks, Sart, for a lesson in expanding one's mindset.


Anonymous sally said ... (1:02 PM) : 

what a babe


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

i love the colors and proportions! nerdy, fun, irreverent, sophisticated all mixed up

i'm not a fan of the pigeon toe stance though


Blogger saintvenus said ... (2:42 PM) : 

I don;t know how to describe this look.... don't really have a feeling to it.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:41 PM) : 

Very interesting and very cool. Not as instantly gratifying as most of the looks posted but it's the skewed take on a classic outfit that makes it. A mixture of punk and prep is as close as I can get to defining this look.


Anonymous lfr said ... (6:12 PM) : 

thumbs up.


Anonymous Singapore Sling said ... (11:33 PM) : 

This look is hit-or-miss. He possesses the build to carry it off, sort of reminds me of characters in Tennessee Williams' plays. However, the same pants could look terrible on someone shorter or fatter. And the shoes is a no-no for me. Perhaps the charm of this shot lies in the whole combination, elegance in rawness?


Anonymous amarie said ... (9:18 AM) : 

I actually love this. The lines, the's different and it's interesting. Not to mention that he's adorable ;)


Blogger The Clever Pup said ... (9:44 AM) : 

Loving all the texture including the stubble. I want to go up to him and scruff up his chin.


Blogger Cultivated Ah Lian said ... (5:38 PM) : 

so cool.........


Anonymous Joyce said ... (12:53 PM) : 

What a character - he looks like an old Vaudeville personality.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:26 PM) : 

He's obviously channeling Tom Waits...


Blogger bespoke said ... (4:58 PM) : 

I love the mix: very fresh,classic striped shirt, the pair of chinos dropped very low, the tiny jacket and shoes. It works fine: it would be better if he puts a little order and makes it looking more recherché. meanwhile I think the detail which is very important hjere is this neglgé way he's wearing those very classic pieces.
My look for the next spring would be like his but more recherché : with lots of accessories ( a silk carré I bought in flea market, a Givenchy vintage dotted tie?...) I wish spring were there.
Actually nowadays, classic pieces would be worn in very different ways, to make the interesting.
Ciao a presto


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:24 PM) : 

This is such an interesting and unique combination. Clearly he is someone who puts attention to detail in his very own personal way, kudos


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:05 AM) : 

OMG !! It's WAYNE..haven't seen him in ages..went to college together in London WOW..looking good!


Blogger Olviya said ... (12:48 PM) : 

ohhh, he looks like northern european, not like milanese)


Anonymous Joseph said ... (6:22 PM) : 

Love the blazer. I've been looking for a hat just like this, something with a small brim, I love this one. Is this considered a fedora or trilby? Ideas?


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

Love everything except the pants. They are interesting and intriguing, but do not look good resting so low and rolled up like that.


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

thats way perry!
ive worked with him before and have to say that he is one of the most talented and creative stylists i know. still i have to admit that i cant identify with those trousers.
anyway, you should definitely check out his work


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:08 AM) : 

looks messy too me... pants are either too big, or just not high enough up at the waist. the shirt looks messy, though i like the uncommoness of the last button being buttoned.


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