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Thursday, January 31, 2008

On the Street...Mr. Marzotto, Milan

This is all about his seriously shaped coat.
I hope photos like this will finally put an end to a dreaded sentence heard in shopping malls all across America. "buy it one size bigger so you can wear a sweater under it!"

I loath that sentence

Comments on "On the Street...Mr. Marzotto, Milan"


Blogger Giorgia said ... (7:19 PM) : 

Matteo Marzotto *is* style. Period.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:22 PM) : 

Wow! He's perfection, especially his smile.


Blogger Paul Pincus said ... (7:46 PM) : 

Wow! Serious style...wicked smile : )

Love this.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:10 PM) : 

I love the buy-one-size-bigger-for-the-sweater comment. So true! I have a Versace cashmere coat that fits exactly like this, and I didn't even have to take it to my tailor.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:32 PM) : 

true, but how else can you wear a sweater under a coat?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:34 PM) : 

He is adorable no matter what he wears, but add a great outfit and who can resist?


Blogger Jason Clinkscales said ... (8:38 PM) : 

That's just a great coat!

Love this blog. Keep up the good work.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:47 PM) : 

It's not an either/or world, fortunately, but I do like this so much better than the bulky short jackets below. Human form is a lovely thing.


Blogger claire l said ... (9:09 PM) : 

The coat fits him so well! His smile is amazing too :) Though I must admit, I go through the "well-fitted" vs "layer later" debate every time I buy a coat.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:15 PM) : 

One thing that annoys me about coats is that I'm so ridiculously petite (I am of the female persuasion) that almost every coat looks huge and bulky on me.

This guy's coat is clearly perfectly fit for him, and it really makes a difference in the way he presents himself. Good capture.


Blogger Cassaundra said ... (9:42 PM) : 

i also loathe that sentence.
all through my childhood and into my teen years i shopped with my grandma and she always insisted on buying a size bigger for most things.
for me, for herself, for my grandpa.

but this picture - this wonderful, wonderful coat, is a testament to tailors and well-made clothes around the world.


Blogger Kanani said ... (9:42 PM) : 

Great, great coat.
But an even better smile.


Blogger s.212 said ... (9:54 PM) : 

haha love the "one size bigger" comment. Although sometimes it really is necessary to wear something extra underneath a coat it definitely ruins the whole cut of it.


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

everyone can learn from him


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

what an absolutely GORGEOUS MAN.


Blogger Elizabeth said ... (11:42 PM) : 

You and the rest of us.

What about the guy who buys the thrift-store coat so large that he can fit two people inside it?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:08 AM) : 

Oh,what a polished outfit. Nice to see something near to `normal´again. He has lots of thick hair and I´d suggest he´d try some other haircut for the next time.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:44 AM) : 

That coat is insane. One should always, always go with fitted. And its nonsense to say just becuase it's fitted you can't layer; what if you wear a thin cashmere v-neck sweater, you'll look bulky? Nonsense.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:46 AM) : 

Brilliant look. The coat is good, but I also love his shirt collar and tie. Is he wearing a V-Neck under the coat?



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

sheer elegance. I wish I could convince my boyfriend to adopt this look


Blogger The Federalist said ... (3:21 AM) : 

I have a similar overcoat (probably not as elegant as Mr. Marzotto's... but I like it). I cannot decide how to slim it down like this coat. I could have my tailor restitch the buttons to make it a double-breasted coat, or I can have my tailor "take it in" at the waist.


Your thoughts?


Blogger starbahks said ... (3:42 AM) : 

hear hear!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:44 AM) : 

Absolutely brill. The coat buttons like a well-tailored 3 button suitcoat. Quiet elegance down to his shoes, which is where I always start looking.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:40 AM) : 

Wicked coat - perhaps a Raffaele Caruso Sartoria Parma coat. I bought one at yoox and it fits like a glove, with or without big knitwear. So buy italian sartorial coats and there is your solution to almost look like the gent.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:42 AM) : 

I love it.
But I'm always cold. I HAVE to wear a sweater ... or two, sometimes three
Sart, show us some chic people who are defying the elements. Not fair to have people in mild climes like Milan, or editors who hop from cabs to inside buildings. People out walking around, in the cold.


Blogger Angelique said ... (4:55 AM) : 

Your commentary is so true. A few weeks ago, that's what i was told. "Take a 38 instead of 36 so that you wan wear a sweater underneath" (European sizes). I also prefer well-shaped clothes and anyway i already have the alternative of the warm and comfy like-ski-jacket.


Blogger NiklasStockholm said ... (5:52 AM) : 

this is a genuine example how a coat that style should look.
it would not not look the same if one size bigger, then the whole idea is wasted.
if you have to buy a coat one size bigger because of a sweater it´s the wrong coat. buy a jacket instead.


Blogger missdelite said ... (6:32 AM) : 

Dapper,cheerful,sophisticated--what's there not to love?


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

That sentence is very "mumsy", as it has been ingrained in me by my mother, and I although I hate it, I can see the sense in it. Still, I keep on buying clothes that fit perfectly, but cannot be worn with a sweater underneath.
However, if you buy a good quality, well cut garment, you won't have that problem.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:56 AM) : 

Bah!. Tell me he's incredibly short or has some sort of nasty skin rash we can't see.

He looks ace.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:47 AM) : 

True, but..
Sometimes I buy some clothes one size bigger. Depends on how and where I'm going to wear it.
To be able to play with my kids I need clothes a size bigger.
Or if I go to my parents to Moscow in the winter. there I will probably need a sweater under my coat. Depends on a coat.


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

rich and pretty


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:13 AM) : 



Blogger Claudio said ... (12:00 PM) : 

Hello everyone, my first comment and I will start from my fellow countryman (I too am from Vicenza, Italy). Always very well dressed Gent but seems to me there's too much room around the forarms and armpit, thus contrasting too much with the fitted waist. To me it seems like a normal fitting coat that has been taken in at waist.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:15 PM) : 

I think I'm in love. To hell with the coat.


Blogger angie said ... (12:25 PM) : 

He's so damn purrrrfect!!!


Blogger Stephanie said ... (12:34 PM) : 

The coat is fabulous, and so is his hair.

Also love the comment about buying one size bigger. My husband has a coat that is big enough to "fit a sweater underneath," but he almost never does wear a sweater underneath! I wonder if there is any hope for it in taking it to a tailor...


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

You know my mom always gave me that dreaded sentence, and then I couldn't figure out why I was always drowning in my coat! This is a great pic! I'm inspired again! Thanks Sart!


Blogger Topham Beauclerk said ... (1:43 PM) : 

This is a beautiful, beautiful photograph. He looks great, of course, but the background wall and walk -- the colors and shapes -- are so wonderful too!


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

There are other solutions for those who find that room for potential bulky sweaters requires oversized outerwear. Why not layer at the skin level? Silk and performance poly knit long underwear work very well at insulating against chill winds while adding virtually no bulk.

Even regular cotton thermals don't require extra-big clothing on top. On especially arctic days, I can wear two layers of underwear - cotton over silk - without wrecking the line of a slim coat or even a light jacket.


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

you know what, morty, i've officially decided i don't like your taste, judging from your last few comments. this man has lovely thick hair, which balances his strong jawline. women love hair, and some lucky lady (or man) gets to ruffle his at the end of the day. and, he may not have hair forever, so he and his significant other should enjoy it now. this man certainly has no need for your "suggestion." he's clearly doing just fine without your stylistic coaching.


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

Like many people above said, I like his coat. However, what struck me most about his ensemble is the spread collar with the wide knot. I think they compliment his wide face (and wide smile) quite nicely.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:26 PM) : 

That is one gorgeous man and one incredible coat!

and now, I must make plans to move to Italy.


Blogger Janky Swanky said ... (6:23 PM) : 

i just buy the sweater one size smaller!


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

That coat looks bespoke. The waist is perfectly suppressed and the fit at the shoulders is fantastic.

Though it is a very black and blue ensemble overall he looks wonderful.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:18 PM) : 

The coat and the man are absolutely beautiful!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:30 AM) : 

his smile just brightens it all up!

nice photo!


Blogger Jae Young said ... (7:32 AM) : 

Although I hate the dreaded buy a size bigger for sweater comments from my mother, in my adulthood, I realise what she really meant was I actually have to buy a size up for my shoulders and then get the coat altered to fit the rest of my body.

I have broad shoulders for a woman according to most clothing manufacturers, i.e. my shoulders belong on a woman one or two sizes bigger than the rest of my body. Why I hate ready to wear....But seriously, I resent the what if you want to wear a sweater underneath comment for coats, really do.

But my rule is if you want to wear something under your coat, wear it the day you buy it or don't bother at all...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:03 PM) : 

Wowzers! What a man!


Blogger An Aesthete's Lament said ... (3:30 PM) : 

Awesome coat.


Blogger Mekko strikes again!!! said ... (9:08 PM) : 

His coat IS perfect. The smile finishes it up perfectly!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:32 PM) : 

does anyone notice in the bigger pic click of this, his necktie seems to be of some sort of wool/knit/non-glossy fabric? I think THAT goes very well with the whole look


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:56 AM) : 

Likewise, I grew up with the dreaded sentence. However as I learned, by engaging the experienced gentlemen fitting me and observing the style of my grandfathers, there are at least 3 distinct cuts of coat. Top coat, think bespoke, perfectly fitted. Over coat, looser fit all over. Great coat, loose in the shoulders, box cut and "baggy" usually constructed of very dense cloth. The difficulty arises when the wearer tries to use one coat for all three.

This gentleman know exactly what he wants and exactly how to get it. Bravo!


Blogger ricpic said ... (9:20 AM) : 

Positively Byronic!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:34 AM) : 

Be still my heart!!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:20 AM) : 

the fit of the coat is no doubt perfect, as well as the backdrop. he's an extremely good-looking man, isn't he.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:30 AM) : 

love everything of this man.
even the coat


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:10 AM) : 

Any advice on buying a trench coat for men? It seems to be a disappearing art? Should it be completely focused on wearing a coat underneath?


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

Hellooooo Handsome!! He is dreamy from head to toe.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:08 AM) : 

this is how a guy should dress. he's fitted, comfortable and smiling. my only suggestion would be a herringbone tweed cap and some rayban wayfarers, but i don't want to nit-pick.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:58 AM) : 

Do not want to come through as a party pooper, especially as this Gent defenitly knows how to dress, but I stand by my original opinion that the coat, as it is very waisted, should be equally fitted on the arms and torso area. There is too much contrast and well, looks one size bigger (as mamma used ot say lol) on top.

As for the buy - one- size - bigger comment, I see it all the time at the shop (I design and sell clothes): customers wanting a slim fitting coat but wearing them (or trying them) with a not-slim-fit suit - something impossible to pull off unless you buy a size up (and thus ruining its original fit).

Mind you I am not implying that Mr. Marzotto is doing this


Blogger Kellyn See said ... (12:20 PM) : 

i never heard of that comment (1 size larger so your sweater can fit) but it's hilarious. just wanted to share that :D


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:15 PM) : 

I love this man...
In his smile, there' s italian Sun


Blogger S. said ... (1:58 PM) : 

For slightly bulky sweaters, wear a cape. Or, never wear bulky sweaters! They are oppressive.


Blogger nina corvallo said ... (4:09 PM) : 

gorgeous man, gorgeous style, gorgeous city + gorgeous photograph!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:34 AM) : 

He makes me weak!
that smile!


Blogger Isabella Maria Sole Naef said ... (6:59 PM) : 

un bel sorriso caro Matteo, oh yes!


Blogger meemo said ... (4:40 PM) : 

That's an amazing coat! And my mom totally uses that sentence which probably explains why my father buys me sweaters 3x too big for Christmas.


Blogger lorrwill said ... (1:21 AM) : 

I wish more guys dressed like this.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:22 PM) : 

love it!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:55 PM) : 

I prefer fitted to oversized, but modern women's coats are so tight nowadays, you MUST go one size larger just to accomodate anything thicker than a camisole. I did this with my new J Crew coat to avoid ripping that will happen with normal arm motion, and this larger size is still tightly fitted.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:17 PM) : 

to nika - you wear a thin cashmere sweater! Or no sweater at all and a great scarf to keep you warm (right Sart??) :-)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:11 AM) : 

The coat may be the focus to most, but, the smile is so unbelievably cheerful and sincere that I personally feel it should be posted on the new blog


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