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On the Street....Mr. Valentino Ricci, Florence


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Monday, February 09, 2009

On the Street....Mr. Valentino Ricci, Florence

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Blogger Ohevett said ... (9:52 AM) : 

When did short pants come back?


Anonymous suzanne nelson said ... (9:52 AM) : 

Mr Ricci dresses impeccably. At first glance he appears rather conservative but it's all the deatils, those beautifully polished shoes, the windowpane check suit and brown tie, his perfectly trimmed sideburns. such elegant style, lovely to see first thing on a monday morning!


Blogger Laura said ... (9:54 AM) : 

That length of pant is so chic! Especially with those shoes...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:11 AM) : 



Blogger stylethread said ... (10:21 AM) : 

Love the windowpane plaid suit, as well as the brown and blue combination.


Anonymous Miss Frugally said ... (10:26 AM) : 

i like it, looks classic!


Blogger Mad Hatter said ... (10:29 AM) : 

like the photos, I have asked the ankle beater question also, when did this style come back?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:39 AM) : 

Top photo - extended crease and drape of the tie is right on. Soft jacket (notice the lapel) is great. Bespoke?

Bottom photo - I'm now completely sold on the wider Italian cuff. Slim trousers, yes. Creates a proportional line.


Blogger Julicious Fashionicious said ... (10:42 AM) : 

Dandy Mr.Valentino Ricci.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:47 AM) : 

The epitome of masculinity.


Blogger Simone said ... (10:56 AM) : 

I love the balance of classic and trend his clothing achieves..the suit and coat, the thinner pant leg with cuff and hemmed length so balanced with what is in and what will always be in. Thanks for making me smile!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:00 AM) : 

Wonderful~~a far cry from pajama boys a few posts ago. . .


Blogger Rene Schaller said ... (11:08 AM) : 

I love the mixture of stripes and checks in the first pic. Great style!!!


Anonymous Tord said ... (11:30 AM) : 

Among the best I've seen in a while, almost makes me wish it was colder here (Residing in Australia..:)


Blogger Ivy Lane said ... (11:33 AM) : 

Great photo... too bad he is a smoker! Love the hair and all the detail in his dapper!


Blogger porter hovey said ... (11:37 AM) : 

How perfect! He even smokes well!


Blogger Sarah said ... (11:39 AM) : 

woww he looks like Oscar Wilde, doesn't he?


Blogger monique said ... (11:52 AM) : 

Did he just step out of a Patricia Highsmith novel? So impeccable.


Blogger Eugénie from Paris said ... (11:54 AM) : 

I love the hair, clean and well cut, with the sideburns, very nice.


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

I like his wonderful long hair, it is a very good example for men who wis to grow out their hair. Splendid!!!


Blogger diane said ... (1:04 PM) : 

His hair brings a swinging 60's vibe to the whole outfit. Ca gaz!


Blogger Toad said ... (1:06 PM) : 

Are the pants length so short because its raining?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:14 PM) : 

Now that is a beautiful man.


Blogger hc said ... (1:43 PM) : 

pocket square is too formal for the already buttoned up general attire (need some juxtaposition besides the hair), kudos on the non-matching brown shoes though


Blogger Amanda said ... (2:39 PM) : 

Love it. Wonderful Hair!


Anonymous Isobel Saoirse Dylan said ... (2:52 PM) : 

An awesome suit on the first picture! Plus a beautiful second picture!


Anonymous Mens designer clothing said ... (3:11 PM) : 

he looks like Jonathon Ross


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:43 PM) : 

Quelle élégance, tout tombe impeccablement bien. La coupe de cheveux est parfaite et pas trop "fraiche". Mr Ricci est vraiment un bel homme.


Blogger Miss Leading said ... (3:46 PM) : 

Isn't he the reincarnation of Oscar Wilde?? Or maybe his modern version...


Blogger Brigadeiro said ... (3:50 PM) : 

Impeccable taste!


Blogger Jacqueline Carlisle said ... (3:54 PM) : 

Seeing this man reminds me of London city bankers, impeccably tailored.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:54 PM) : 

Are the pants shown here and in other recent posts tailored to this length or pulled up in some way to avoid winter sidewalks? At the short length they cut a dashing profile....


Blogger Jack Daniel said ... (4:22 PM) : 

what a dapper looking guy.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:27 PM) : 

Some are driven by their own style

All this talk of "are shorts pants back or not" could be everything that is going on in your head; while for him, maybe it is just the way he wears his pants

My pant length has been unchanged for about 10 years (my oldest suit) and just touches the top of my shoe when standing still. Depending on the shoe sometimes there is a hint of a break for others it is perfectly still hanging montionless. When I walk the pant naturally lifts up and my sock becomes visable. I know this and plan my hosiery accordingly

For some, my pants are dreadfully long and for others not quite long enough. I don't are about either take, my pants are my style and exactly the length I want them. That doesn't change according to GQ, or what's on the runway, or what they are wearing at the Grammy's. I have an image in my mind of what a man looks like dressed and that is how I dress, period.

I think fashion functions best when it is who we are, not what is "in" - free yourself from the noise

BTW - this guy looks great.


Blogger J'Adore Fashion said ... (4:44 PM) : 

so dapper, love it!!!


Blogger parisgirl said ... (4:45 PM) : 

love the windowpane check and stripes together! there is something dishy about italian gentlemen...


Blogger IRENE said ... (5:06 PM) : 

Grey short trousers-brown lace ups-the shine of them: the comforting taste of italian capuccino. Mmm!


Blogger Miguel said ... (5:10 PM) : 

Wow!!!! And re-wow! That suit... Perfect and the shirt tie combination in the top picture. It is just lovely, lovely.


Blogger Premton said ... (5:26 PM) : 

Ahhhhhgggg …stop asking if short pants and 2 inch cuffs are in. They always been in, if you have the right body, posture and persona.
look at the pic from 1920s of Duchamp.


Blogger astropixie said ... (6:12 PM) : 

fantastic. makes me want to walk arm in arm with him.


Blogger -h of candid cool said ... (7:18 PM) : 

2 excellent captures of this very stylish gentleman.


Blogger john benjamin pritchett said ... (8:39 PM) : 

Ok, I think short pants are growing on me. I wasn't too sure but I like this look. Actually much better than the baggy, too long pant look. Hmmmm, wonder if i can shrink a pair of mine to see...


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

His trousers are perfectly fine.

Fellow Americans: leave your laundry at home, not around your ankles!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:19 PM) : 

This is the kind of man whose name should always be preceded with a Mr. But, even though he seems classical, he hits you with those pants, which are a wonderful twist. I love them. The shorter length, regardless of whether its in or out, just looks sooo good.



Blogger tofuscloset said ... (12:56 AM) : 

love a man in a suit =)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:41 AM) : 



Blogger J.A.F. said ... (7:11 AM) : 

I wish I could get my hair to do that!


Blogger nyc/caribbean ragazza said ... (8:07 AM) : 

Che bello!

What a sense of style.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:21 AM) : 

Mmmmm, thanks Sart (yes, sometimes you specialize in pin-ups)! I love the hair-- long, but beautifully cut, in great condition. Nothing shaggy about him. And windowpane checks! my fave. Great personal style all around.


Blogger Dominica said ... (9:17 AM) : 

Totally agree with Premton : if you have the right shape for it .... abuse it ! :-)


Blogger Sray said ... (9:18 AM) : 

I love his shiny shoes that go so perfectly well with his brown pants. about a new haircut? ;)


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

love everything about the two photo's,, so well put together, and that hair!!! great combo of color and pattern, more men should take risk's like this,,


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:34 AM) : 

The most important aspect of the trouser is not that there is no break or that the cuff is 2" it is the taper of the leg combined with the other elements. If you notice the Italian man who wears no break is also comfortable wearing a trouser with a taper most American men would shy away from because it is a big difference from the boring straight leg trouser. If you were to pair the big cuff with no break on a straight leg trouser it does not look the same as with the slimmer fit tapered trouser.


Blogger Un Monito said ... (12:14 PM) : 

I particularly love the mix of a soft shoulder with a "roped" inserted arm-sleeve. Very purposeful and wickedly elegant.

By the way, shorter trousers for these gentleman would never enter their mind as being "stylish" - this is how their father / grandfather etc. dressed. It just is.


Blogger drollgirl said ... (3:14 PM) : 

H.A.W.T., but his pants might be a tad short.


Blogger Shaynuh said ... (11:02 PM) : 

Both photos of Mr. Ricci are flawless! It seems like he pays a lot of attention to details. Both looks have such a throrough and finished look (did I repeat the same thing twice?). :)


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

Some of you speak of the "italian cuff." The reason it is a bit "thicker" these days is due to the fact that the pants are worn shorter. In a few years when the pants need lengthening and the flood style is gone one will be able to drop them again and wear them. Function.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:51 AM) : 

The very masculine cut of his clothing contrasted with the softer line of his haircut, again contrasted with his angled sideburns make for a gorgeous package. Love the windowpane jacket/trousers with the striped shirt.


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

Adoro Signore Ricci!

Everyone, the shorter pant cuff is a European fashion. I was dressed like that as a child and made fun of in US schools.


Blogger pixie said ... (6:42 AM) : 

i often complain about the fashion here, that it leaves me cold. This is wonderful.


Blogger Styloholic! said ... (9:22 AM) : 

this is a great pic! he's got a great style!
loved the pants!


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

While shorter pants can look funny, longer pants are never smart, not even close.

It is getting the right in between length that constitutes the balancing act of male elegance.

And yet, those who fail on the short side are still smart. Those who fail on the other end, well... well earned their patronage of the Gap.



Blogger HEK said ... (5:00 PM) : 

Handsome! Gotta love a gentleman.


Anonymous Marissa said ... (10:38 PM) : 

he could totally be alan rickman as severus snape. only without greasy hair and better dressed.


Blogger lucy said ... (4:22 AM) : 



Anonymous Chic by Style said ... (7:17 PM) : 

Why don't men in Australia dress like this?


Blogger Fannah said ... (1:06 PM) : 

I am for one in love with his sideburns. :)


Blogger Jenny said ... (10:55 PM) : 

profile looks like Benicio Del Torro - am I right?!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:08 AM) : 

you know i saw it on the catwalk but I wasn't sure, but it's gonna work isn't it? if he looks good (and he does) the leg length will rise - didn't this happen during the WW2.. rationing of material led to raised trouser length... neuvo sobriety... does that mean we'll start to paint patterns on our legs instead of tights? -


Blogger Jazzbuff630 said ... (12:54 PM) : 

I'd like to dress like this. Dandified, yet understated.


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