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Sunday, January 16, 2011

On the Street.....Via De' Conti, Florence

Comments on "On the Street.....Via De' Conti, Florence"


Blogger S said ... (8:10 AM) : 

I wouldn't have thought it, but all those patterns don't look too bad together.


Blogger Tali said ... (8:11 AM) : 

How extraordinary) I want skinnies with print like on his pants!

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Blogger Anthea said ... (8:12 AM) : 

Great shot!


Blogger Rafael Franco said ... (8:13 AM) : 


Very nice picture. I love this outfit!

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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:14 AM) : 

Cool picture!!

xx Ale


Blogger Beautycountry said ... (8:14 AM) : 


really like his combination of the jacket and those pants :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:16 AM) : 

Loving the contrast of those remarkable pants with the blazer.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:16 AM) : 

nice ;)


Blogger Dennis Elzinga said ... (8:16 AM) : 

Beautiful to see that a man on a certain age still dares to play with with fashion.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:20 AM) : 

Intense sea of colors and patterns! This man looks like he is having fun!


Blogger Artfully Awear said ... (8:22 AM) : 

Wow, he is a pro at pattern mixing! Those pants are stellar.


Blogger Laura @ The World Looks Red said ... (8:23 AM) : 

Amazing photo!


Blogger Kathleen said ... (8:23 AM) : 

I can hear this one.


Blogger comme fraiche said ... (8:30 AM) : 

This man definitely likes to mix things up. I'm not sure if he really puts too much thought into what he's wearing but it is interesting.


Anonymous said ... (8:31 AM) : 

I'd love to wear my version of this here in NYC!


Blogger Frozen Fashion said ... (8:31 AM) : 

I wonder who he is talking to? For sure, there is more than meets the eye here.

Ciao Ciao


Anonymous @unChCh said ... (8:36 AM) : 

<3 so real!


Blogger d. said ... (8:37 AM) : 

you've catched the perfect instant


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:37 AM) : 

i love his position so awesome!
hat was cute :) nice pic


Blogger Janniche said ... (8:38 AM) : 

Wow! What a perfect picture!!!
Lovely sunday!

Duse Pasteller


Blogger Luísa Lión said ... (8:44 AM) : 

lovly picture!! It's so typical but at the same time very catchy for Florence!!

great and inspiaring blog, but I'm sure you hear that all the time ;)




Anonymous KEN said ... (8:45 AM) : 

cool jacket!!


Anonymous thefashionguitar said ... (8:50 AM) : 

This old men, full of life... love the pic!

XO thefashionguitar


Anonymous larecessionista said ... (8:51 AM) : 

It's just about the trousers ! No wait, maybe about the jacket ... No, it's the hat ! Anyway, i don't know why I love the pic, but I do love it !!


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

What a cool guy! What is holding in his hand?


Blogger Cecille said ... (8:56 AM) : 

typical italian :)


Blogger B. Inspired. said ... (8:58 AM) : 

Beautiful!! Those pants!


Blogger Fashion Agony said ... (8:59 AM) : 

What an interesting outfit combo! :)


Blogger Gauthier F. said ... (9:02 AM) : 

This photo embodies something really strong in my opinion. I love the posture, and his expression. Good job ! You seem to catch every single details that make the picture fantastic.


Anonymous Vitali said ... (9:06 AM) : 



Blogger "this fashion lark." said ... (9:09 AM) : 

Adore all the colours in this image!!


Blogger Sois Stylé said ... (9:10 AM) : 

This photo is really nice!!
his clothes,the chair,everithing is good!!


Blogger Rob said ... (9:11 AM) : 

The Opera?


Blogger Angel said ... (9:12 AM) : 

So much color in this photo, those pants much be some military uniform, not Italian Army though, so hmmmmm.

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Blogger Kelsey said ... (9:14 AM) : 

I love the story behind this photograph. The detail and the colors offsets the man.


Anonymous Maryanne said ... (9:15 AM) : 

it's this gentleman's hands which i noticed.
not only expressive, but they look like they spent a lifetime being creative.


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

I love the combination of the camouflage and the tweed.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:22 AM) : 

What an odd mix. Cool fellow!


Anonymous Alex Kinnan said ... (9:28 AM) : 

I'm really quite taken with that jacket; also with the exposure -- the subject seems to almost pop off the screen!


Anonymous Jordana @ White Cabana said ... (9:31 AM) : 

Oh there are so many wonderfully fabulous Italian characters in Florence. I would love to know what this man is saying.


Blogger Gianly said ... (9:31 AM) : 

...everyone has a magical look!


Blogger Nadine2point0 said ... (9:34 AM) : 

Here's a man who had serious style at one point in his life - would love to see some photos from his twenties.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:47 AM) : 



Blogger The Goodfellas said ... (9:47 AM) : 

i love to wonder how my husband will look when he's mid-sixties, somewhere around there. i think he might look something like this. :)
(i <3 his jacket, btw)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:48 AM) : 

I love his hands.


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

dont like the camouflage pants for themselves, but everything fits so well and his gestures! the hat and his jacket are so italian and his gesture ist so typical italian. its lovely. the only ones who can wear a beard in a sophisticated manner are older men, if you care it, it look totally well!!


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

Interesting, aren't those trousers done in a Waffen SS camouflage?


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

love his style!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:17 AM) : 

love his gesture, great photo! and great mix of fabrics


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


i like jacket's pattern.


Blogger Monika said ... (10:25 AM) : 



Blogger Anna said ... (10:29 AM) : 



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

Is that a grenade?
Ha ha ha.

I wish his jacket was shorter.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:36 AM) : 

First time I thought you took stylished person or his/her styles.
But now I think you take someone's life or their minutes.
I really like your photos. With them I feel like I travel abroad and meet a lot of people!!


Blogger Fashion Nerd said ... (10:37 AM) : 

I love your photos. You have so much inspiration to me.
Fashion Nerd


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:48 AM) : 

Another small checks! or maybe a tiny houndstooth variant. Beautiful use of pattern, and photograph-wise, prime gestural.


Blogger A said ... (10:48 AM) : 

Wow! I love how colourful and eclectic this shot is.


Blogger mo said ... (10:57 AM) : 

Just the perfect moment!
This pic is amazing!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:59 AM) : 

hobo chic at its best, what a character :)


Blogger Snows said ... (11:18 AM) : 

Great shot!! What he's selling? a little bit of everything? I like the "moment" of the photo!


Blogger breugels said ... (11:19 AM) : 

really really cool


Blogger SAMANTHA said ... (11:20 AM) : 

amazing photograph.



Blogger UnaBb said ... (11:23 AM) : 

This is one of your best shots ever.Really love it


Blogger daydream fool said ... (11:27 AM) : 

haha, love that print. would be great for a legging


Anonymous Istanbulboy said ... (11:28 AM) : 

What a fabulous character! Reminds me of Istanbul. Great shot! Thank you!



Blogger Moon Face Buddha said ... (11:56 AM) : 

The trousers are Flecktarn pattern, used primarily by the german armed forces. That particular pattern was introduced in the early 90's and has some similarities to patterns used in ww2.

I'm feeling the love for his hat.


Anonymous mary said ... (12:02 PM) : 

love the physical expression that you'd imagine to be that of an italian! and the colours! looks something like those of jackson pollock meeting rené magritte!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:05 PM) : 

This man is a sartorial mess!

I think that the comments show that no matter what photo you post, some of your fans will think that it is a sublime style statement.


Blogger CW said ... (12:10 PM) : 

This gent is also wearing camo under the sportcoat, but a it appears to be a different pattern than that of the pants.

It looks like he is haggling over a bottle of hand cream in his hand - that is not a cellphone!

I think that this man's look does not work as a style.


Blogger WhiteWhispers2u said ... (12:20 PM) : 

Bravo! I see him the Mr. as the direct image.Looks great, what a darling colorful kinda spirit he has.~Cheers Kim


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

The camouflage pattern is most likely German Bundeswehr's 'Flecktarn'. There's also a desert version of it.


Anonymous LIZPR said ... (12:32 PM) : 

Oh, now this is GREAT! Look at those pants!!!! He looks like a total character from ye olde country. Now I'm curious to know what he's talking about. And what he's doing with that .... that .... is it a perfume decanter in his hand? And why is he holding it like a walkie-talkie? And what is around his neck - some kind of ID? So many questions. Would you update with some info?????

Great street market snapshot.


Blogger Ivan Km said ... (12:36 PM) : 



Blogger barbara cromer said ... (1:00 PM) : 

Great shot what a great character, ingrained style is part of the Italian gene pool. When you're surrounded by beauty your whole life you live it.
Next life I want to come back Italian.


Blogger toby said ... (1:03 PM) : 

Great Shot! This isn't just about fashion, its about life :) It just made my day :) Thank you for such wonderful pictures



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:11 PM) : 

Does anyone know what style of hat he is wearing?


Blogger Alexej said ... (1:17 PM) : 

Those are German army pants.They fit pretty slim on leaner figures and are made from a firm chino-type of garment.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:17 PM) : 

No one bothers to consider that he may not have had the money to "play with the patterns" but that these were all he had.


Blogger 82Brute said ... (1:18 PM) : 

I'm confused and intrigued. What's happening? He;s a vendor, but what's in his hand and why is he holding it up to his face in this theatrical gesture? His coat and hat are filthy, but then he's surrounded by all these colorful items. His scarf is especially intriguing to me as are the various pops of saturated red throughout the background. Fascinating.


Blogger Jakarech said ... (1:19 PM) : 

So ecletic! I have so much respect for men who can pull this off!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:22 PM) : 

I love the check on the jacket, seems to be of the moment in Florence. A trend?


Blogger quinn the eskimo said ... (1:25 PM) : 

the simple life.


Anonymous Julie said ... (1:29 PM) : 

love your work !
my blog :


Blogger VicissitudiniLombarde said ... (1:48 PM) : 

Amazing photo :O



Blogger said ... (1:54 PM) : 

I love everything about this photograph. Absolutely fantastic!


Blogger Francesca said ... (1:57 PM) : 

those pants are perfect


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Anonymous jimjims said ... (2:28 PM) : 


this guy is money...

so rad!


Blogger Rosa said ... (2:29 PM) : 

loved the video you posted a few weeks ago, truly inspiring. the visual life pretty much sums up what it means to be observational. i find that now, there simply isn't time to do that anymore, but its fantastic that there are ppl that keep it an art



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

it's funny thinking that I walk down that street at least one time a week :D
it's full of strange people and interesting things :D


Blogger Fly said ... (2:38 PM) : 

a lot of pattern, great pic!!!


Blogger SabinePsynopsis said ... (2:47 PM) : 

Phantastic! I would love to hear more about him and his life.


Anonymous Julie said ... (3:00 PM) : 

would it be bad of me to say he is so cute! i want him to be my grandfather!


Anonymous COA said ... (3:05 PM) : 

Cool combination of prints!


Blogger Anna said ... (3:27 PM) : 


I know that place...


Blogger renerene said ... (3:30 PM) : 

Love This Photo!!! So real and natural!!! You caught the beautiful moment!!!


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

Oooooh look at him...stylin' from top to bottom. If he were my dad/grandpa I'd have all my friends come over to check out what he's wearing. So perfect.


Anonymous Marisa said ... (3:34 PM) : 

I'm going to go buy a houndstooth jacket! Great photo. Somehow all those patterns work together.


Blogger Sari said ... (3:36 PM) : 

I can't describe how much these real life pictures warm my heart! They're amazing in their ability to capture the moment.

These are the sorts of pictures that inspire me to practice and improve my photography skills further! x


Blogger E... said ... (3:56 PM) : 

I lvoe the camouflage pants!!


Blogger My Heart Blogged said ... (3:59 PM) : 

I really like how classic his hat, and jacket are. The pants are the punch of fun in the outfit. The print on them is nice.
My Heart Blogged


Blogger MJonas_ said ... (4:22 PM) : 

so chic!!


Blogger Sabrina said ... (5:29 PM) : 

you are able to bring out the real essence of the style or simplicity of people...wonderful, i follow this space:)


Blogger Teeny said ... (6:08 PM) : 

I love older people with flair. He's awesome.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:25 PM) : 

Original pants!


Anonymous Crystal said ... (7:31 PM) : 

Slightly hobo chic, but it's working for him really. I find this a really interesting photo in terms of capturing human nature, the average person. It gives insight and intrigue. It makes you wonder, who is this man? What is is story?


Blogger rosaria said ... (7:49 PM) : 

Style is everywhere.


Anonymous The Prestige said ... (8:09 PM) : 

sick flask.. great shot


Blogger Nina said ... (9:04 PM) : 

So much character!!


Blogger Laksmono said ... (9:09 PM) : 

Fantastic image!
this is true art

xx Laksmono


Blogger tinkerbell the bipolar faerie said ... (9:47 PM) : 

love those pants!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:04 PM) : 

this is an awesome photo/look! original! <33



Anonymous JM said ... (10:09 PM) : 

Thanks to the people who explained these pants. They look feminine to me and I was thinking he borrowed them from his wife (who rolled her eyes and shook her head as she watched him head out to his booth).

I love the movement and the colors here.


Blogger boyunSO said ... (10:11 PM) : 

wow, you are amazing!!
you are a scholar who discover style in the world! :D


Blogger Maria Elba said ... (10:29 PM) : 

woah! look at the pants! he rules


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:38 PM) : 

Those pants are strangely gorgeous. This ought to look like a smelly mess. It really should. But it doesn't. I think it's because the man has verve.


Blogger lisa said ... (11:48 PM) : 

i'm addicted to you.


Blogger caribbelle said ... (11:50 PM) : 

the pants were a cute surprise...gotta love personal style!!


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

You amaze and inspire me everyday. Your blog was the reason i developed an interest in menswear, and started my own business


Blogger jamie said ... (1:20 AM) : 

reminds me of my grandpa aka home.


Anonymous Lee Oliveira said ... (1:59 AM) : 

Great background, great shot. and I want his jacket..
Lee x


Blogger gbf... said ... (3:26 AM) : 

no not loving those the shot though.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:20 AM) : 

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

I can't believe you captured the crazy art professor! He was either singing opera into that flask or screaming profanities at everyone passing by.


Blogger MELISSA Z. said ... (4:28 AM) : 

awesome pic, great job!


Blogger qodqod85 said ... (4:30 AM) : 

gotta love personal style


Blogger tina.b. said ... (4:30 AM) : 

no need to see the title of the post, I already know that picture was taken in Italy!


Blogger Regino Swarley said ... (4:54 AM) : 




Blogger denisse said ... (4:58 AM) : 

Love the pattern of the pants!
great style Sir :)


Blogger ElioJD said ... (5:02 AM) : 

Love this shot


Blogger Fourth Daughter said ... (5:18 AM) : 

This guy looks like something from the Prince of Tides... but more like the Prince of Prints?


Anonymous Maisie said ... (6:30 AM) : 

Intricate patterns on the pants and great capture. Awesome!


Anonymous ana said ... (6:39 AM) : 

love the clothes mix. And the shot is perfect


Anonymous Axel von Fersen said ... (6:40 AM) : 

German Bundeswehr pants :)


Anonymous Mo Sparrow said ... (7:02 AM) : 

Very nice pic. The man in the photo never heard of minimalism ...


Blogger SOFIA said ... (7:38 AM) : 

so chic!love it)


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

His pants are a german army cloth.


Blogger Michele.Angarano said ... (9:11 AM) : 

he doesn't even know he's so stylish!!!



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:41 AM) : 

As many have noted, the pants are German Bundeswehr (Army) pants. The pattern is ususally referred to as "Flecktarn". It has its roots in Germany shortly before WWII. The Germans used three main types of camouflage patterns (actually Flecktarn means simply camouflage patches): pea pattern, leaf pattern and splinter pattern, with endless varieties between them. These trousers have what is called the "pea" pattern.

Those who like to experiment shades and forms can always check out the replica uniforms made for reenactors, where you can find garments using this pattern but with a distinct 40's cut. Just be aware that we're talking the SS here.

Using the old cut but the modern cloth could wield some interesting results...


Blogger Yoli said ... (10:59 AM) : 

Where do I start? Using the perfume bottle as a cell phone, the come hither hand signal, the daring yet old fashioned attire. What a great capture.


Blogger said ... (11:35 AM) : 

I would buy from him in those groovy army pants.


Anonymous Sarah said ... (12:16 PM) : 

Could you just imagine a man in the U.S. wearing those floral pants?? So fun! Only in Italy. I remember walking the street markets in Florence. The vendors immediately call out to you guessing at your country of origin. I was so pleased, they all yelled out in french first, then Spanish....I am 100% American. Fun!


Blogger Isabella said ... (12:31 PM) : 

great capture!


Blogger the nickel fit said ... (2:52 PM) : 

Nothing goes together.

Makes it all the more charming.


Anonymous fashionsdirtylaundry said ... (3:20 PM) : 

The gesture makes me understand the outfit!


Anonymous said ... (3:38 PM) : 

great colorful picture!

forget fashion!


Blogger perry said ... (6:04 PM) : 

maybe, its the next chanel 'chance' perfume campaign...


Blogger Aubrey and Melissa said ... (7:51 PM) : 

he is quite the risk taker with those prints! its quite an interesting combination. fun shot.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:09 PM) : 

I am so feelin' this.

Great shot.


Blogger Cold is the Sea said ... (11:36 PM) : 

That does it. I'm so totally doing a tweed jacket and camouflage pants when the weather gets back up to about 50 degrees.


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

A wonderful man.


Blogger Tara's Dolce Vita said ... (4:53 AM) : 

Love it!


Blogger Between Nous said ... (10:04 AM) : 

He rocks!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:14 AM) : 

These are German army I had to wear them for several years. :-) But never in this kind of "combination"!


Anonymous Violet Day said ... (3:25 PM) : 

What is he reaching for? I wish I knew...because he does not need to reach for fashion advice; this is a man who is confident and willing to use the pieces he owns together for a purpose. This is style.


Blogger Vfriedrich said ... (8:07 PM) : 

My old Home!!!!! I used to live on Via de conti. Wow. Love it. Framing it. XO Valerie


Blogger MARK said ... (12:14 PM) : 

What every hipster tries to obtain. Only it's natural for this guy not forced.


Blogger Cristina said ... (1:20 PM) : 

Savvier funky Grandad. Old people always knows best. We should take example.


Anonymous bonddi said ... (11:59 PM) : 

Rockin! That looks like the RS's former wardrobe key grip.


Blogger ignis said ... (9:15 AM) : 

I love this fella.


Blogger Apolline said ... (10:57 AM) : 

beautiful pictures :)



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:42 PM) : 

great, great photo x


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:43 PM) : 

Hi there!

I’m Alexandra Oliver, designer from Brazil. I really like your work so I featured it in my blog with a link to your page of course.

If you have any problem with that just say it, and I’ll remove your work from there. If you want to be featured again send me your art and I’ll publish it.

Best regards and keep up the good work!

Alexandra Oliver


Anonymous elaine said ... (9:55 PM) : 

so much energy in his style!


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