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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Beppe Due

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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:36 AM) : 

Is that a SAFETY PIN on his tie!!!!Yikes, come on now!


Blogger zilch said ... (4:47 AM) : 

Love love love!

I love older man styling. Something so smart and comfortable yet not trying too hard. The safty pin touch is cute ^^


Blogger Jason Hahn said ... (5:03 AM) : 

It's a disarmingly simple outfit, but one I suspect that was probably pulled together with casual indifference. Such style!

Love your blog for its sensible eye and unexpected surprises.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:34 AM) : 

what about that safety pin?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:35 AM) : 

what about that safety pin?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:08 AM) : 

love the safety pin. and the two tone square to compliment the shirt


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:12 AM) : 

It is all too perfect! Many an older gentlemen should take note and follow his lead in terms of how to wear a suit. Perfection personified!


Blogger comtedamour said ... (7:44 AM) : 

simple and clean, and as for the safety pin, i guess it's simple and clean, who knows?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:28 AM) : 

i'm undecided about the safety pin... but overall.. love it!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:35 AM) : 

The safety pin makes it. I don't care how tacky anyone else thinks it is, he used a safety pin because he wanted to and it looks great!


Blogger blackbird said ... (8:37 AM) : 

The saftey pin is the coup de grace.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:44 AM) : 

That was my first thought! The safety pin??? Really?!?!? Please explain.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:45 AM) : 

Quite brilliant, down to the safety pin and the two-color pocket square.

One note: the keyhole shape of the button or flower hole on the lapel. Some sartorialists rail against this shape. But do The Sartorialist's sartorialists really care? Or is it just another thing this great guy can get away with? Weigh in.


Blogger Rafe Totengco said ... (9:05 AM) : 

That safety pin is brilliant! He knows it will get some raised eyebrows and it looks like he is having fun with it. Love a man who doesn't take himself so seriously. Gives his otherwise perfect outfit some spunk. Okay Scott, what does Beppe do again? Obviously he's some sort of fashionista. Give it up.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:36 AM) : 

I use a safety pin also , although I have mine on the inside of the tie !!!
he still looks great and I'm sure he couldn't care what anyone thinks


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

The colour blue of the pocket square is awesome.


Blogger clairehelene7 said ... (10:37 AM) : 

Man, this is too perfect. I've been lurking a little while now and just have to tell you how wonderful I think your blog is. Thank you.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:50 AM) : 

Absolute class. I could plan my suit, shirt and pocket square, etc. forever and not look that good.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:07 AM) : 

The safety pin kills it.


Blogger kiarella said ... (11:11 AM) : 

Yes, it is a platinum safety pin, one of a kind, just like Beppe himself|


Blogger kiarella said ... (11:12 AM) : 

Yes, it is a platinum safety pin, one of a kind, just like Beppe himself!


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

Love, love love it. So stylish, so sweet.
Belated Happy BlogDay, Sartorialist. I want to echo those who say they dress in the hope/fear of being spotted by you; can't get away with schlumpy ever, just in case. >wink<


Blogger Butch said ... (12:17 PM) : 

A safety pin or tie-clip in that form?

And is it one pocket-square or two, arranged in back of one another, colors contrasting?

Do hope it's the latter...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:33 PM) : 

pocket square is very fetching


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:35 PM) : 

Congrats to THE SARTORIALIST on its one year anniversary. Thank you for being an important part of my day, giving me a peek into style and its intepreters whether they be industry insiders or folks who put together a clever look.

The photography is sharp and precise and the subjects ever-fascinating.

Wishing you continued success and many more postings!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:17 PM) : 

it's probably not a safety pin but a $500 designer tie clip designed to look like a safety pin...

but i do love that pocket square


Blogger Murph said ... (2:59 PM) : 

He looks great--walking sprezzatura. Who's the babe? Reminds me of Gilles and Kelly...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:03 PM) : 

He is amazing. Love the texture on the tie. And the safety pin is charming, but does it damage the tie?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:05 PM) : 

He's channeling Carl Reiner in "Ocean's Twelve"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:18 PM) : 

He looks like someone I would love to have lunch with... and, by the way, the woman he's talking to in the first photo has GOR-GEOUS hair.


Blogger EMNH said ... (3:30 PM) : 

Now, that is Sartorial Style. If I saw Beppe Modenese wearing a Safety Pin as a Tie Bar...I would have to take his evidence.

I'm going to geek-out and say that...I get goose bumps when I see photos like this. I consider myself pretty Fashion Savvy...but Beppe KNOWS things that I don't...A LOT of things I don't.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:41 PM) : 

so funny! platinum, aluminum, whatever, it's a smile and a wink on a tie.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:10 PM) : 

Ditto: He does channel Carl Reiner from Ocean's 11.

Gotta love the safety pin. Sometimes we all have to just wing it.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:23 PM) : 

Fantastic! I love the pin too.


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

The picture of Sig. Modenese warms my heart. My grandfather, a lifelong schmatte schlepper and man of true elegance (as, apparently, is Sig. Modenese) often used utilitarian objects to hold his tie in place. It’s not that he lacked for tie clips/bars/pins; he could take as many as he wanted out of the display case in his men’s store. He just liked the offhand look of a safety pin or paper clip or bobby pin, or even the cap from a fountain pen. I do something similar to this day, but I use the gold or silver pins made for shirt collars. They come in a variety of widths to accommodate most any tie. It looks to me, however, like Sig. Modenese is using a plain old safety pin, judging from the clasp portion. The ones made for collars are usually a little more stylized in that area.

As for damaging the tie, it appears that Sig. Modenese’s is either knit or loosely woven, and, in either case, there’s no risk of harm. The pin simply passes through the tie between the knitted yarn or woven threads. For a tie of a tighter weave in which the pin might leave a permanent hole, just use a long enough pin to span the width of the tie so that the spring end is at one edge of the tie and the clasp it at the other. There’s usually not even any need to put the pin through the shirt fabric; just use one of the button holes.


Blogger Crash said ... (7:30 PM) : 

As for the 'Safety-Pin' folks, it is actually a version of the tie-clip (obviously the readers here are of the fashion genre & not the trad suit & tie genre) which is quite common with knit ties. But what an impact on you all. I get the same reaction when-ever I wear my loose knit (as per photo) or tight-knit (akin to a
fine sweater) on Fridays! It KILLS my colleagues, the knit ties remind them of science or geography teachers of past!!!

As for the pocket-square!!! One or two? Either way what a way to connect the different blues! A master-stroke...

I can only hope that I will age like him...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:23 PM) : 

All these people who cry over the saftey pin - on some young hipster it would been seen as throwaway and intersting - i love that as an older man he can affect the same mood - the saftey pin is genius


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:47 AM) : 

Although the safety pin gives the look an endearing quality, I think that the fact that it is placed 1/4 of the way down the shirt creates odd proportions in the torso. I love the way that the blue blends with the monochromatics of the suit.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:07 AM) : 

I think the placement of his safety pin has to do with the fact that dear Beppe is trying to accentuate the positive and not his tummy.


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

charcoal gray and blue work extremely well , one of my favorites..... love the safety pin , good catch Sart


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:31 PM) : 

Well, this gives a whole new meaning to "power pin". Love the humour, love the blues.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:31 PM) : 

SAFETY PIN ....defiintely a sense of humor showing ...always a welcome though to bee incorporated into one's style ...not only does it convey a sense of individuality but also a dose of of confidence too.
Definetly aree with the decision there.
The pocket square color another personal touch ...looks great the two shades of blue in addition to all the other blues he has going , including the bold check shirt.NICE!


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

Sooo good :)


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

Hmm. Would we all find this gentleman so terribly stylish if we just happened to cross him in the street, without a clue as to who he was? I wonder.


Blogger The Sartorialist said ... (9:35 AM) : 

To Anon 9:06am

Please, even though I told you who he is I'm sure that means very little to the readers - the praise for this guy is all about his classic style


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:28 AM) : 

The safety pin tie clip is perfect with the knit tie and the blue check shirt as the shirt and tie are both casual (not dressy).

Somewhere I have a gold paper clip tie clip that was given to me by a former boss when I admired the one he was wearing.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:44 PM) : 

It is not the safety pin which causes me to raise an eyebrow, but rather the lapel. You'll notice that the lapel hole has a little round bit at the end, rather like a keyhole. This sort of hole ought to be reserved only for button holes. Anyone who knows suits avoids this at all costs -it usually indicates that your jacket is cheap and off the rack.


Blogger daniel said ... (5:23 AM) : 

I don't understand what all the fuss about the pin is about. I wear one sometimes and if you go to the Army and Navy Club or the Guards and Cavalry Club in London, you'll be sure to spot quite a lot of the old buffers there sporting the pin(usually much lower down the tie).



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