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Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Wonderfully Harmless Bravado, Milan

Not to get into the whole "rules" thing again but a guy standing-up always looks best with his jacket buttoned, don't you think?

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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:35 AM) : 

gorgeous, fabulous, sexy.


Blogger Alice Olive said ... (9:40 AM) : 

Um, hello, he can do whatever he wants. He is very nice to behold!

But generally, yes I agree. Another rule that I think sways according to the wearer and the cut/style of the jacket.


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

hummm... very sexy!


Blogger Michael said ... (9:59 AM) : 

i totally agree....this works because the quality and fit of the suit and shirt (wow) is of my favorite shots and still WAITING for a coffee table book. i hope it is secretly in the works.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:01 AM) : 

i dont get it, so you took this picture because he was buttoning his jacket, and you wanted to point out that was a good thing? this puzzles me


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

Depends if he's going casual or not and if the entire suit/outfit fits correctly from the outset.

This particular gentleman's outfit leaves much to be desired in terms of suiting what I think should his personal style so buttoned or not wouldn't matter, IMO.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:07 AM) : 

But he is in the act of buttoning it, isn't he ?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:12 AM) : 

What an inspiring look! Unfortunately, one must have the same level of machismo in order for this look to be anything close to a success. Unfortunately, this machismo doesn't come as naturally to many non-Italians. In that respect, I'm hopelessly lost. But I can still admire...


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

Some rules are to be followed.


Blogger nycinside said ... (10:24 AM) : 

I agree, always button your jacket when standing up. Although this guys seems bold and might not follow such rules.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:25 AM) : 

Once again an excellent place to take a photo.Blue and a spice of white throughout.The man is a bit too latino for my liking,but the pants have an interesting narrowing cut.


Anonymous amed studio said ... (10:26 AM) : 

A smart suited look for those who don't mind being labeled a bit 'flashy,' which leaves out most American men.

All those who complained about the trousers at waist 'rule' please note that this gentleman has found neat, narrow trousers with a lower rise (and it would appear has had them impeccably tailored).


Blogger Carolina Lange said ... (10:43 AM) : 

Wow, his look is amazing. Love the colors he used. Fantastic!


Blogger iopine said ... (10:53 AM) : 

He's 'in-the-process,' so he's safe. I love that jumbo pocket square.

I want one just like him.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:56 AM) : 

Agreed. Unbuttoned suit jackets just look lazy and slobby!


Blogger jessiegurl79 said ... (11:06 AM) : 

Amazing appearance.. the suit & shoes is like a clean glass of ice cold water.. Very refreshing, smooth, and classy!


Blogger Candid Cool said ... (11:07 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:22 AM) : 

I agree. Jackets look much better buttoned up when a man is upright. Otherwise, the material of the jacket flaps about, especially when walking, which stops you from being able to appreciate the cut and the material properly. Also, a jacket left open can make it look as if you are showing off the lining, which should be a discreet surprise.

My pet hate is a man who does up all the buttons on his jacket (single button jackets accepted, of course) or, even worse, only does up the bottom button. Again, these stop you being able to appreciate the cut and quality of the jacket.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:42 AM) : 

this man is sexy.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:45 AM) : 

Looks like Gavin Newsom to me. Great shot, though.


Blogger applevenusian said ... (11:59 AM) : 

a wide pinstriped suit is so cool.

was he about to button up or was he unbuttoning?


Blogger angela said ... (1:14 PM) : 

He looks like a bit of a cad but I love this man! Somehow the floppy cuffs and the pocket handkerchief and the open neck (love that there's no tie) remind me a little of the Restoration/"Draughtsman's Contract" era. But that's just me.


Blogger a lady said ... (1:16 PM) : 

hm. I like the top half, and the attitude, but am not sure about such a wide stripe on such a narrow leg.


Anonymous Shoe Lover said ... (1:20 PM) : 

Yes, I do think. This guy is foxy. Like an Italian Tony Bourdain with all the attitude and without the pimpy leather jacket and gold hoop. Great shot.


Anonymous Axxonn. said ... (1:51 PM) : 

I totally agree about how a man always looks best buttoned up. Ii just can't believe I am seeing an Italian that doesn't have brown shoes with his blue suit!


Anonymous alfie said ... (1:52 PM) : 

Very nice indeed. The only thing is he looks like Julius Caesar. I believe it is in the way he does his hair. But otherwise very nice. He truly looks like a modern man.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:12 PM) : 

he is so hot!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:24 PM) : 

Shirt cuffs, too.


Anonymous m- said ... (2:45 PM) : 

great spot sart...this man is hot
i think a man with a good physique can go either way, unless he is wearing a double breasted jacket...the rest of the men need to button it up.


Blogger bmcd22 said ... (2:56 PM) : 

definitely. it's very slimming.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:46 PM) : 

Yeah, did you tell Armani to button his jacket too..?


Anonymous AnonymousJK said ... (4:30 PM) : 

I like! Hopefully he's on his way to see me!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:33 PM) : 



Anonymous chiara said ... (4:35 PM) : 

A me sembra uno dei soliti gasati di cui Milano è piena.Tra l'altro odio il gessato, il pantalone con la caviglia stretta e le scarpe troppo grosse...


Anonymous oldog/oldtrix said ... (4:43 PM) : 

I agree that when one is standing one’s jacket ought generally to be buttoned for the best appearance. However, it doesn’t much matter if this gentleman buttons or not since his trousers are so far in violation of the waist-high “rule” that his untucked shirt is going to poke out of the jacket’s quarters below the buttoning point. And no wonder his shirt won’t stay tucked; there’s not enough pants top to tuck it into. Finally this fellow appears trim and fit, but I doubt whether his jacket will close without popping the button if he breathes at all. A shame, because I like the boldly striped navy suit and the cut of the jacket; though I’d wear a suit of that fabric with brown suede or chesnut calf shoes and choose a patterned handkerchief in colors other than/in addition to the color of the shirt.


Blogger Sunshine said ... (5:28 PM) : 

A nice tailored jacket always looks better buttoned.


Blogger Butch said ... (6:15 PM) : 

Sometimes. As Oldog rightly points out, the suit is so closely cut that it would be better to keep the jacket open.

I don't understand cutting suits or jackets this close to the body, now matter the current fashion, or a tailor's house style. The whole point is the interplay between drape and body.....


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

just one question - is he single and available? nice, nice, nice. - minette


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:59 PM) : 

Another woman's voice to say HHHHHHHOT!


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

i love the cuffs and big hankie bizzo...also sarts knack of capturing like hues or contrasting shapes between setting and subject. how does he do it?


Blogger Michael said ... (7:38 PM) : 

I know it's supposed to be about the clothes, but this guy gives me randy pants.


Blogger simply olive said ... (7:57 PM) : 

very handsome!
can i have his phone # ?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:03 PM) : 

Are you in New York? I think I saw you yesterday - on Tuesday - on Bethune street and yelled out that I'm a huge fan while you were shooting a girl on the stairs of a townhouse. But then I realized that "maybe he doesn't realize that I'm a fan of Sartorialist, and thinks I'm mistaking him for someone else"... Anyway, I religiously read your blog, and I just wanted you to know that.


Blogger Miss B said ... (10:30 PM) : 

The suit is over the top, but he's working it. Life is short, right?


Blogger The Sartorialist said ... (10:45 PM) : 

for Anon 9:03
Yes, that was me!

I was shooting a speciasl project



Blogger valentine said ... (11:20 PM) : 



Blogger Richard said ... (2:59 AM) : 

Buttoned, unbuttoned. I don't believe in those 'rules.' The cut of the suit - the fabric (which I'm sure is some amazing Italian cotton), the pattern, the movement is spectacular. Bravo him!!!


Blogger Richard said ... (3:06 AM) : 

Back with another comment. I can't believe we're having a conversation about a jacket being buttoned or unbuttoned when the wearer is 'standing.'

There are too many other factors that come into play...the person, their comfort in the jacket, the cut...

Rules are meant to be broken (in this case).q


Anonymous citizen said ... (3:38 AM) : 

agreed. nice action shot. :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:15 AM) : 

What chiara at 4:35 PM said...

(well, it just "sounds" good even if I don't understand a word...)

-- desertwind


Blogger ek said ... (10:47 AM) : 

Yes, button your jacket when standing. What's more important though, is to look comfortable and wear the suit. Not enough American men appear to like wearing suits, and it shows in their posture and on their faces.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:20 PM) : 

I'm agree.
He looks elegant with the italian style.


Blogger sophistagoth said ... (1:36 PM) : 

Yes, I too agree that a jacket looks best when buttoned. I must say that this suit looks absolutely superb! Slim-fit is the way to go indeed! Cheers!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:08 PM) : 

That guy can do anything he wants. Lord almighty, I feel my temperature rising!


Blogger D. Kay said ... (9:08 PM) : 

Yes. That is one rule that always applies. The only exception is a slim 3-piecer.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:06 PM) : 

He's sexy!


Blogger Off The Cuff said ... (4:57 PM) : 

Absolute coolness.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:21 PM) : 

i envy you


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:00 PM) : 

Men take note. Your suits are too baggy. Just because you have to wear a suit as a business uniform doesn't mean that you have to abandon your sexy.

Always get your suits tailored just a BIT snugger than you think you should. It may even motivate you to stay trim.


Blogger sandman_gr said ... (9:43 AM) : 

I agree - standing means a buttoned jacket, sitting means unbuttoning.
And a trick on trying on a new jacket:make the move with the arm as if trying to hold on to a handle in a bus - if the jacket looks good and feels right at this awkward angle, it is perfect.


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

Was a great surprise to find a friend of mine in a photoshot like this......he dress an ISAIA suit..


Blogger ruby tuesday said ... (5:12 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:08 PM) : 

Ummm...harmless? I would be defenseless in his presence.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:22 AM) : 

the pants are perfect,

but the sunnies are a bit rich.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:27 AM) : 

Way too much cuff!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:13 PM) : 

MtM Specialist of Gianluca Isaia!
always dress like this


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:23 PM) : 

THis look is flawless this is so hard body it not funny!!!!! he is killin it SHARP


Blogger Marianna said ... (10:44 AM) : 

I love love LOVE this! Almost love at first sight.


Blogger Brandon said ... (12:14 AM) : 

Love all that pocket square


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