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Monday, February 15, 2010

One of the Best Looks at Pitti Uomo This Season, Florence

Sorry but being "fashion forward" seems so unimportant when you can look like this.

Comments on "One of the Best Looks at Pitti Uomo This Season, Florence"


Blogger ikanbilis said ... (12:55 PM) : 

i can't find the appropriate but this look is so finely crisp. love the sharpness of the pants, and the flow it goes with the color of the shoes.


Blogger Agnes said ... (12:58 PM) : 

You don't have to be young to be absolutly stylish!


Blogger Klever Girl said ... (12:58 PM) : 

I love the simplicity and beauty found in what we tend to over-look as "basics". This is wonderful...


Blogger Judith Ross said ... (12:59 PM) : 

Absolutely. And its a matter of you wearing the clothes rather than the clothes wearing you. And I find the rich milk chocolate-colored boots against the light grey wool pants irresistable -- and of course everything fits him perfectly.


Anonymous Hannah said ... (12:59 PM) : 

wow. proportions.


Blogger Judith Ross said ... (12:59 PM) : 

Absolutely. And its a matter of you wearing the clothes rather than the clothes wearing you. And I find the rich milk chocolate-colored boots against the light grey wool pants irresistable -- and of course everything fits him perfectly.


Blogger Style Scanner said ... (1:03 PM) : 

Sharp is the word, yet relaxed and casual, perfect.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:04 PM) : 

Love the colors navy blue, grey and brown I think always work well together. I wish we had a better angle on the footwear.


Anonymous sugarxnspice said ... (1:05 PM) : 

Wow, aside from the silhouette, i LOVE the texture of the suit - absolutely divine!


Blogger Gon said ... (1:06 PM) : 

you're right! he looks amazingly well!


Blogger The Khaki Crusader said ... (1:11 PM) : 

so italian. love it.


Anonymous davidm said ... (1:12 PM) : 

I am so inspired to get a pair of Snuff Suede Chukka boots after seeing two posts in the past week or so featuring them.


Blogger Archie said ... (1:19 PM) : 

What a great look. I'm a complete and utter sucker for anything herringbone.


Anonymous Skyler allen said ... (1:21 PM) : 

love that colorrrr!!!!!!!!!!!! Thye suit is greatt!!!


Blogger Coco and Zaahb said ... (1:25 PM) : 

Well put together man it always ah-mazing,loves eht



Blogger Davidikus said ... (1:25 PM) : 

Light gray rules, even despite the mismatching jacket and trousers. Good choice!


Blogger Sinelnikov said ... (1:26 PM) : 

Charming perfection!


Blogger ryder said ... (1:26 PM) : 

I was originally taken in by the combination of grey wool & herringbone and then those beautiful brown suede boots put me over the edge. So smart & effortless looking!!!


Blogger MAISON CHAPLIN said ... (1:26 PM) : 

What an eeelegant man, I love the shoes and the scarf...


Blogger La chica said ... (1:27 PM) : 

Wearing "tweed" is irressitible, so rough and comfy at the same time. Love the wrinkles too, and the intelligent smile in his face.


Anonymous Well Done said ... (1:29 PM) : 

gorgeous blend of color and texture.


Blogger Ben Boskovich said ... (1:30 PM) : 

The caption says it all


Blogger gregorytoddsmith said ... (1:32 PM) : 

I feel like someone is shouting herringbone from a mountain top and stone tablets are being broken. I like this look a lot. Very handsome.


Anonymous Beauty Is Diverse said ... (1:37 PM) : 

True swagga, dapper, crisp, fresh to death.

Fab. !!!


Blogger Joshua Wolfe said ... (1:38 PM) : 

I must wholeheartedly agree.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:41 PM) : 

i hate to talk about race usually but i have to say i'm very proud that so many of these well-dressed gentlemen you have captured at pitti uomo the last few weeks have been asian. especially in north america, asians are hardly ever featured in the media regardless of their talents, so it's fantastic that here on the sartorialist, STYLE is the determining factor in whether somebody gets "airtime." these stylish men just happen to be asian and so they are featured here. awesome:)

and because of this lack of asian personalities in the media, it is wonderful to see what looks good on us. when i was younger, i would try to dress the way white or black people dressed because that was all i saw in the media. sometimes it worked, often times it did not. not to mention the complex it created in me, only seeing beautiful white people growing up and thinking that i'm not attractive and less desirable because i'm asian. i've since gotten past that but it's still great to see what works and what doesn't work on us (how colours and different cuts work with our skin tone, builds, etc.).

so thanks scott! i hope the rest of the fashion world as well the larger world of media and entertainment will follow in your footsteps someday soon.


Blogger Alisa said ... (1:42 PM) : 



Blogger ZackDNR said ... (1:42 PM) : 

The look is an extension of himself. A fantastic example of personal street style done right. He and that suit were made for each other.


Blogger Carly said ... (1:44 PM) : 

I love the peeking handkerchief and the length of the trousers. Is his scarf velvet?


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

Perfection. Just wondering what's hiding under the big scarf?


Blogger CW said ... (1:54 PM) : 

I think the better photo is the one of this gentleman's boots. However, the reason is not the boots but the height of the pants. Unless he has hitched up his trousers high on his waist, this is the height of late 1950's to early 1960s pants. Cuffs would hit the top of the shoes without a break. IMNSHO, this is a much cleaner look than highly rolled cuffs if one aims for something somewhat vintage.


Blogger Elizabeth said ... (1:56 PM) : 

I would never have "dared" combine the herringbone with the gray flannel but it works perfectly.


Blogger I am Khatu said ... (1:57 PM) : 

so studley!


Blogger polka dot said ... (2:05 PM) : 

It's his gorgeous face, and the wisdom in his eyes.

I love the way his jacket and trousers are different tweeds. And as Judith said, those milk chocolate suede boots.. this is someone who is more interesting than the clothes on his back.

You're posting some really good thought provoking debates, Mr. Schulman! Thank you.


Anonymous coque said ... (2:10 PM) : 

Long live to the grey view of fashion colour mixtures!!!!

Why to complicate so much with brand new colours mixes when you can be so stylish just with grey-white-darkblue-a little brown?

How to describe the textures??


Blogger SyntheticElegance said ... (2:11 PM) : 

Wow. Simplicity


Blogger the sketching backpacker said ... (2:20 PM) : 

I would like to grow old and look like this! :-)


Blogger galsandan said ... (2:35 PM) : 

Hey you guys who want to 'grow old like this'. To wear clothes in this manner, there needs to be a cultivated body underneath (as well as a cultivated taste). Young or old does not enter into it!


Blogger Kathleen said ... (2:35 PM) : 

Perfection! Now this is elegance in it's most simple and purest form. From the head to the toe, once again I am in love.


Blogger Ganymede Girl said ... (2:45 PM) : 

Looking at the first photo I was like "Yeah he looks very nice" and then seeing the boots in the second photo I was like "Oh hell YES!"


Blogger Jamaal said ... (2:48 PM) : 

His confidence is inspiring!


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

Not that he doesn't look handsome and classy and well dressed and all. But it's a suit, a scarf, brown shoes and a blue jacket, you know.


Blogger Roxy Te Owens said ... (3:08 PM) : 

dashingly charming! If only I could get my husband out of his t-shirt and jeans uniform every now and then *sigh!*


Anonymous sioux said ... (3:11 PM) : 

Holy words!


Blogger tcarole said ... (3:12 PM) : 

Forget about the clothes, look at his FACE! What amazing things happen to it when he smiles. His smile lines are magnificent under his eyes the way they curve up and down like a butterfly. And his nose. It makes me think of the song, The Way You Look Tonight, the line, "and that laugh... that wrinkles your nose... touches my foolish heart."


Anonymous sanmiguelense said ... (3:13 PM) : 

Scott you are absolutely right on! Trendiness seems so tacky when you opt for sublime! What and where is the women's version of this?


Blogger Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said ... (3:19 PM) : 

He looks PERFECT.


Anonymous Elaine said ... (3:24 PM) : 

In the first photo, the way the jacket catches the light (and the shadows) is very interesting, making the jacket look like it's two tone, perhaps a reflection from the background and his pants.


Blogger anna kim said ... (3:27 PM) : 

wow he is handsome


Blogger NVA said ... (3:57 PM) : 

this gentleman got style...


Blogger ♥ stefy said ... (3:58 PM) : 

adorabile ..look


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:00 PM) : 

love the cut which suits his body


Blogger Alexia said ... (4:03 PM) : 

seems so easy, relaxed, this is style as a way of life and it not just about fashion, as you pointed out


Blogger Prutha said ... (4:36 PM) : 

i can soo see my dad in this gentle man.... love it


Blogger MayKay said ... (4:49 PM) : 

I agree Scott.Now PLEASE show us some women like him!


Anonymous The Photodiarist said ... (5:06 PM) : 

Totally on point. And that applies to your photo, your comment and his style.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:17 PM) : 

amazing. elegant, classy, sharp. the best look you photographed in weeks.


Blogger Charles said ... (5:18 PM) : 

I heartily agree with the caption.


Anonymous Natalia said ... (5:30 PM) : 

I'm mixed about this...does it bother anyone that the blazer and the pants don't match?


Blogger Sophisticated Misfit said ... (5:34 PM) : 

I love everything the gentleman is wearing. In fact, I would mug him for his houndstooth blazer although I'm sure he would deploy his magnificent martial arts skills and beat me to a pulp.

I have but a minor concern which otherwise addressed would have pleased the Gods, I'm sure. Patched side pockets on a blazer should be complemented with a breast pocket that is also patched.

Sleeve buttons undone, large houndstooth detail, perfect fit... good work. He must have shelled out a trillion dollars on the ensemble.

My compliments to the gentleman.



Anonymous darlene said ... (5:37 PM) : 

I agree! Fashion forward is just not as impressive as being yourself and comfortable in your clothes like this man.


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

Ditto natalie, the oufit is nice and well put together but the colors are too close not to match IMHO


Blogger Sibylla said ... (5:49 PM) : 

I would have chosen another jacket..but the shoes are perfect!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:54 PM) : 

Hey I wear this combination all the time to work (court,)!!! As a an alternative I wear my blue herringbone jacket with my brown flannel trousers. ties are not essential ( not even in Court!!) The grey / grey works well with a white shirt and a dark grey cashmere v neck and the blue/brown with light blue shirt and navy v neck. However the shoes/ boots MUST be dark brown.


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

I love his face. I want to hug him, but would hate to crumple his polished look.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:17 PM) : 

simple,stylish and elegant


Anonymous olafgermany said ... (6:21 PM) : 

At first i thought: Why ? But then i thought: Yes. I mean, i you have style, you don't need fashion. If you are getting older style is more important, then beeing fashionable.


Blogger Mayse said ... (6:21 PM) : 

I don't understand how this is the opposite of 'fashion forward'.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:34 PM) : 

I think this man dows the difference between stylish and fashionable.

Give me style anyday.


Blogger d said ... (6:52 PM) : 

most excellent


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

WHO IS THIS MAN??? I've seen pictures of him on your blog before. Strangely, his face looks a lot like my dad's, but, of course, his style is VERY different!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:05 PM) : 

If I were a man, this is how I'd want to dress, everyday. Bravo!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:05 PM) : 

So uniform and correct, Yet not a suit !

Impressive !


Blogger beths said ... (9:10 PM) : 

Thanks to Anonymous at 1:41 for writing about Asian men. Like poet David Mura, he hits some crucial points about the depiction of Asian men in the west. This double-photo is divine, no fashion victim, but instead a sense of tradition and personal idiosyncratic style. Beautiful colors, textures, fit. What a man!


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

that's a very handsome man with beautiful style. the shoes are amazing!


Anonymous theyoohoogirl said ... (4:34 AM) : 

Really well done.
Great to see older asian men featured in blog with great style. It's hard to come by. Seems like they are all in Italy.


Blogger Lou said ... (5:15 AM) : 

He looks like you, in a way, Scott. (Not trying to flatter either one of you).

I disagree about supposedly mismatched jacket and trousers, are you kidding me? Same colors, different patterns attribute to that je-ne-sais-quoi he has. He's someone who appreciates subtle variances, colors, materials, textures. I'd say he's a sensualist, someone with savoir-vivre, no hedonist. Very classy, affable person.


Anonymous Averil said ... (5:37 AM) : 

if only my dad dressed like that! he's be the most stylish older asian gentleman EVARRR...


Anonymous Martin said ... (6:31 AM) : 

I like!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:45 AM) : 

2nd photo one of my all time favorites of yours. great tailoring, proportion, movement, detailing.


Blogger oksana said ... (6:52 AM) : 

WoW! He is really something!!!! Just perfect!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:23 AM) : 

Dressed up enough for business, yet casual enough for comfort. Perfect!!!


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

100 % agree with you, Mr. Schuman.

Just perfect. Nothing to add. Simple & pure = complete


Anonymous Carole said ... (7:53 AM) : 

this guy is so perfect. beautiful person outfit (including the shoes) and photos.


Blogger preppygoesrock said ... (8:15 AM) : 

i love the mix of neutral colors and textures in his classic ensemble.. the navy and brown is definitely chic

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Blogger Brummagem Joe said ... (8:49 AM) : why do so many men indulge in fashion forward buffoonery when you can look like this guy or Luca or Barbera (three different generations but all looking great).....the grey on grey monotone with the contrasting brown suede chukkas and contrasting scarf looks the essence of sprezz.


Blogger Randall said ... (9:03 AM) : 



Anonymous maggie said ... (10:18 AM) : 

Beautiful. Absolutely stunning. This is about style, and has little to do with fashion.


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

At least I know where he got his scarf!
It's an extralight cashmere knitted scarf by Chauncey. Belgian brand, mostly distributed in Japan. I've got it in grey...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:26 AM) : 

i love it. he is very handsome and happy too.


Anonymous HOT + COOL said ... (11:46 AM) : 

This is something I noticed almost immediately upon my first visit to Europe. The older gentleman and ladies have a timeless but updated elegance about them. Notice the fit of his suit and the small details but he is easily in his 60's at a time when most American men are wearing over-sized and outdated suits or even worse tennis shoes.


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

Wow, I love the suit! Great look. The best on the page I think as of late. He looks happy and comfortable in this outfit too. xo


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

Very well done! True beauty in colors and textures. The flannel pants contrast well with the herringbone blazer, and keeps the look from being stiff or looking overdressed.

Besides, I think just a few colors will get you very far style-wise: White, gray, navy, ivory, brown, and a little black. Most combinations of these colors will look good together and be very easy to the eye.


Blogger Brummagem Joe said ... (9:11 PM) : 

"but he is easily in his 60's at a time when most American men are wearing over-sized and outdated suits or even worse tennis shoes"

....You've got to have the figure to wear really tight clothes(a third of Americans are clinically obese)....personally I don't think one's clothes should be too tight....whenever I buy a suit or sportcoat I always have the final fitting wearing a thin merino wool sweater under the jacket....this way you don't look a fool the first time you wear a vest under your jacket in cold weather and your backside is pushing out the rear side vents!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:27 AM) : 

Oh my gosh! I love that outfit! Is it a U-NI-TY jacket and a pair of Paul Smith trousers?


Anonymous ivy lee said ... (7:31 AM) : 

I'm so in love with him.


Blogger Ian Epstein said ... (3:59 PM) : 

That's one of the most beautiful jacket's I've seen in ages.


Blogger pura diletante said ... (4:47 PM) : 

Love your blog and i pub in mine, for the portuguese fans... Continue to work in this way, seriously, charmed, intelligent and overwhelming.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:07 PM) : 

not sure,

for me there is not enough contrast between trousers and jacket given that they are not matching.



Anonymous Marte Marie Forsberg said ... (5:19 PM) : 

No one over or at the side. When it comes to classic done right, you need to fashion forward.
This is a man with a big M!


Blogger Megan said ... (9:38 PM) : 

Perfection personified.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:46 AM) : 

Can anyone tell me where you get shoes like that on the Internet??

Great style, love the pocket handkerchief!


Anonymous said ... (12:24 PM) : 

"Sorry but being "fashion forward" seems so unimportant when you can look like this."

Agreed - 100%!



Blogger Uršulė said ... (3:23 PM) : 

absolutely fantastic


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:50 AM) : 

Stunning. This has made my day. Just so elegant and stylish beyond point.


Blogger Ron said ... (11:16 PM) : 

Pants an inch too short, but thanks for recognizing the beauty of classic style.


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

. aw ,aw , crystal !
. the old fashionista man , i guess .
. nice combination ! :D


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