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Monday, September 29, 2008

On the Street.....Checks & Stripes, Milano

I love everything here, the stripe with the check - I'm not sure if it even "goes together" but when it looks this good why even ask.

I also really love the club collar shirt, so often they come off looking costumey but here it looks so natural.

Comments on "On the Street.....Checks & Stripes, Milano"


Blogger Unknown said ... (6:58 AM) : 

Well, that's actually quite of this season...stripes and checks...yeah, looks pretty cool if you manage the colours properly...


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

O I love this ! Who cares if it 'goes together' ?
Because he wears it confidently, he makes it looks great !


Blogger Unknown said ... (7:31 AM) : 

my eyes will believe that everything he is wearing is in a shade of blue so that it's all about pattern blue, be blue, be blue...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:45 AM) : 

It`s all about additude and this guy means business! Great look!!


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

Great style, it looks so unforced. To use an old-fashioned word: natty!


Blogger Jorge from W Palm Beach said ... (8:15 AM) : 

Well... what I read is that as long as one of the colors in the check matches a color in the stripes you are in business, which he manages to do. It seems like the scale of the check and the stripe width are also good matches! Where was this taken? We are still in shorts and espadrilles here! Jorge from W Palm Beach


Blogger Dan in Richmond said ... (8:17 AM) : 

The club collar looks good although in this context it could be seen as an anachronism. My favorite thing about the look is that the presence of the casual quilted vest and his other things suggests (and it may not be true) that he might dress like this all the time- I can imagine that this is just another day's attire for him, which is a nice thought.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:18 AM) : 

nice waistcoat!


Blogger e l l e said ... (8:22 AM) : 

mmm, perfect.


Blogger Webradio said ... (8:34 AM) : 

Hello You !
Nice photo...
The man is "lovely" for a woman...
See You later...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:46 AM) : 

The monochromatic palette lets the patterns be the whole story. They are also well scaled to one another. I almost think the shirt collar is one distraction too many, but it isn't fatal.

Such brio!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:13 AM) : 

I think the colors and patterns work. They make the outfit interesting while still being tasteful.
I think that the vest could fit better. It seems to be pulling at the buttons in the middle. I suggest that he leave the bottom button on the vest undone.
I'm not a fan of the club collar shirt. It always makes me think of Peter Pan. I think that style of collar looks great on women and on young children, but for men I stick with straight, spread, button down, or tab collar styles.


Blogger P. Lee said ... (9:14 AM) : 

club collar shirt is my thing too... in fact, that's what i wear at work often... i would have taken that vest off though.


Blogger whyioughtta said ... (9:17 AM) : 

Lovely pattern and colour mixing. The off-white puffer vest over his arm (I'm assuming he wore it in the morning when it was cooler) suggests that it's as in Milan as in parts of Canada right now...


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

This man has put himself together
nicely. the attention to detail and
the check/stripe is clever. However, well dressed this individual is, it dosent mean that it is really all that interesting. You can look at past posts and compaire to others who are dressed the same way. Not to say that fashion has to always be fresh, put being none compareable, such as the post below"pleated pants" is ideal.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:57 AM) : 

I am just delighted that, in the middle of a global financial crisis with banks collapsing all over the place, we have a great time here discussing shirt collars, colors, textures ....just love it !!!


Blogger CRF said ... (10:58 AM) : 

I love how menswear gives off a playful whimsy, with a little mismatch pairing with a tie and vest.


Blogger Maddcatty said ... (11:10 AM) : 

Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy. - Einstein

He knows. He looks great.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:27 PM) : 

I would don his waistcoat on, is it me or are the clothes old men wear coming into fashion?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:46 PM) : 

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Blogger Adorably Juicy said ... (12:49 PM) : 

wow he can pull it off easily
I do think that actually they go together...and i find it amazing to tell the truth =O!!


Blogger mateo said ... (1:00 PM) : 



Blogger Paul Pincus said ... (1:02 PM) : 

he's great-looking. love everything here. he's a natural!


Blogger Hannah Stephenson said ... (1:11 PM) : 

Why not, right? Clashing always signifies a strong fashion sense, anyway. Or at least a unique one!


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

There is something about Milanese Italian men and the way they dress that makes everything look good... even those things which were never meant to be worn together like stripe and check mix match!


Blogger ieatapplesforfun said ... (2:02 PM) : 

...and some people say older people don't have style...

His look is pure perfection!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:06 PM) : 

Perfect proportion, confusing combination.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:28 PM) : 

it looks wonderful how inspiring


Blogger FORMENTERA ♥ AGUAMARINA said ... (4:49 PM) : 

Caramba! que combinación más atrevida: cuadros y rayas pocos sutiles!


Blogger Ashleigh said ... (5:22 PM) : 

His attitude...he just pulls the look off so well (and isnt it usually the opposite? As you age, daring looks/mixing of patterns become harder to pull off...)...Wonderful Shot!


Blogger Mohammad said ... (5:53 PM) : 

I never tough, that is going to be a good mach with check waistcoat and stripe tie


Blogger Unknown said ... (5:58 PM) : 

And he just went outside to buy a newspaper...


Blogger Unknown said ... (6:20 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:26 PM) : 

He looks great but please DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS AT HOME.


Blogger CULTURE CREATORS said ... (7:14 PM) : 

Awwwwwww that vest is divine. Kudos old man.



Blogger AusAnna said ... (7:35 PM) : 

this is a great outfit. your right the collar is amazing in this ensemble.


Blogger Unknown said ... (7:52 PM) : 

This is a gentleman with a little more swagger than my grandfather ever had.


Blogger Starck Mad said ... (10:37 PM) : 

I think one of the best things about this blog, aside from the wonderful photos, is that it underscores the notion that 'fashion' and 'looking good' is not limited to the 20-something individual.

One can proudly look great at any age!


Blogger Caroline said ... (11:34 PM) : 

haha yeah im digging the club collar


Blogger Ruby Hoppen said ... (11:47 PM) : 

oh just amazing


Blogger Pearl said ... (12:25 AM) : 

I like it very much.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:59 AM) : 



Blogger Hard Luck Hero said ... (3:43 AM) : 

What about the jacket he has over his arm? Barbour or something? I would love to see that over his ensemble. Ca c'est bien, biensure.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:26 AM) : 

One of your best pics ever

Great shot Sart



Blogger The Khaki Crusader said ... (8:31 AM) : 

It seems alot of these milanese businessmen types are carrying a pile of stuff with them. That mess (the jacket, daily paper etc.) almost makes the actual look seem dandier. Ah yes, just going about my daily route, arms full of crap, looking fantastic as usual. like putting on that vest wasn't even a stretch for him. You're right sart, this is inspiration. My favorite photos are ones like this, ones that give off a very 'real' feel. This is accessible.


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

MMmm. not sure if managing the colour is the right word. I think a play on color based on seasonal themes and ones own personal persona and aesthetic could be more intriguing.Though this picture is very nice i think that its a classic take on men attire. Its a wonderful picture.A very Ralph Lauren or brooks brothers look.


Blogger Alicia said ... (5:00 PM) : 

I'm not the biggest fan of that vest because of the color, but I am in love with the collar. It complements his face somehwo....


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:31 PM) : 



Blogger Lady Matchmaker said ... (11:59 PM) : 

Absolutely. If some can rock it well, who cares if it "goes together"?

He looks charming. I like it!


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

Anything at all aesthetically pleasing does go together. Period.


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

You have to give it to the italians, it's not all fashion but always style. I do belive an englishman would have unbuttoned the last button?


Blogger ES said ... (11:38 AM) : 

He's wonderful. He can wear whatever he likes but obviously has a knack doing it right.


Blogger Unknown said ... (8:42 PM) : 



Blogger Dan said ... (4:09 AM) : 



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

i didn't even notice the club collar until you pointed it out, that's how natural it looks.


Blogger Keli said ... (3:36 PM) : 

he definitely pulls it off. and acts like he isn't even trying. 4 stars for him.


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