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On the Street.... Mr. Rubinacci, Florence


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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

On the Street.... Mr. Rubinacci, Florence

Comments on "On the Street.... Mr. Rubinacci, Florence"


Blogger jessica said ... (8:24 AM) : 

the velvet... the loafers, the pants! the jacket. awesome mix of textures and colours.


Blogger Rafe New York said ... (8:25 AM) : 

love the shot of cobalt blue in this classic ensemble. Italians have such a flair for color.


Blogger cloudy said ... (8:28 AM) : 

You know Scott, this is a difficult thing to say, but I think he is my favorite of your regulars. He's just so cool and hot at the same time and he has style to burn (eg. he can wear a chocolate brown tie with electric blue pants and make them look harmonious)!

This was hard cos it was a tie between him and Giovanna, plus there are the other other favs like Yasmin Sewell and Eva etc but I think, for me, he wins.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:38 AM) : 

incredible colour
he looks amazing
i love his expression


Blogger Rachel @ The Haute Notes said ... (8:41 AM) : 

I love those blue pants! It's such a fabulous color. I thought it was just going to be a man in a plain old suit... The blue pants were so unexpected!


Blogger Kate said ... (8:42 AM) : 

where in florence are there velvet armchairs just sitting in the street?


Blogger Sartorial Vancouver said ... (8:45 AM) : 

Love the slippers. Belgian Shoes out of NYC?


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

just amazing.


Anonymous SV3 said ... (8:47 AM) : 

What an interesting colour combination. The deep teal shoes seem to ground the entire look.


Anonymous holly said ... (8:51 AM) : 

WOW!!! I love the pants and shoes...Very suave


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:55 AM) : 

someone please tell me that the beauty of his pants (which is such an amazing pop of color) and the tie/bow on the shoe doesn't look amazing--- i clearly need those pants in my life...and if they come in shorts


Blogger James Jean said ... (9:00 AM) : 

...B/c Italians do it better......


Blogger Unknown said ... (9:02 AM) : 

Quite nice.


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

The shoes: Fantastic. The trouser...well and the tie..well. But an italien guy is able wear this in his own class of style.


Blogger I'm a mean street kid. said ... (9:21 AM) : 

that blue is just so stunning


Blogger Hawa said ... (9:26 AM) : 

amazing sense of colour, making a blue like that look subtle and understated takes a lot of work. great details too!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:33 AM) : 

The shoes kind of don't go with that outfit but I love the color of those pants. The bracelets also add a nice touch.


Blogger Bobby Humphrey said ... (9:39 AM) : 

I can very much appreciate the blue pants, it brings something new to the party.. Also the small wristbands in combination with the outfit remind me of a some great outfits I've seen this summer.. lovely!


Blogger ..... said ... (9:42 AM) : 

I love the colour of the trousers.


Blogger taryn said ... (9:46 AM) : 

Great Picture! The deep saturated blue pants against that green velvet. Beautiful....and the shoes! Muah!



Blogger Jorge from W Palm Beach said ... (9:49 AM) : 

I love how all the fabrics in the outfit are of more or less the same weight, they seem to go together very well. It appears that both shirt and jacket have some sort of plaid on them? Interesting combination. He is wearing Belgian Loafers, which are always identifiable, togehter with Stubbs and Wootton. Love the outfit! Jorge from WPB


Anonymous Dawne said ... (9:56 AM) : 

So blue! Not what I expected when I first scrolled down to see the photo. I like it with the brown tie.


Blogger Stefan said ... (9:57 AM) : 

Love the pants and the loafers, not crazy about the upper half. When you have such an outrageous lower half, you really have to watch out what you do above the waist.


Blogger teresa said ... (10:16 AM) : 

That blue hurts my eyes, but I LOVE it. Kinda like the way wasabi hurts your nose - but it hurts so good.


Blogger Unknown said ... (10:22 AM) : 

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

Very dashing and the Belgian loafers are a perfect accent to the look.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:47 AM) : 

Great surname. Rubinetto is italian for faucet. Rubinaccio, I do believe, is a pejorative for Rubinetto. Rubinaccio could be translated as "Ugly faucet."

I love how blunt some Italian surnames are. As a kid I used to have a friend whose surname was Mezzatesta which, I'm not kidding, translates into "Half head."

Oh, yeah... I would mug him for that blazer.



Blogger My heart asks pleasure said ... (10:54 AM) : 

Those pants are stunning!


Blogger Kwil said ... (10:56 AM) : 



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

That's a great shade of blue..very vibrant.


Blogger Nandi said ... (11:08 AM) : 

*Electric blue..i love it! :)


Anonymous Lucy said ... (11:17 AM) : 

Love, love, love the play of colour. I love the contrast of the blue in the shoes.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:18 AM) : 

Love Love the Belgian Shoes. I have wanted a pair for years. Outside of Isaac, I am seeing them more and more.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:35 AM) : 

I love those bright blue pants! What a way to add a subtle hint of humor!


Blogger Anu said ... (11:35 AM) : 

i love with the shoes.

p.s. could you please tell Garance to come back into my life? thank you :)


Blogger Sarah Bee said ... (11:41 AM) : 

Wow. What a shot. I wish I knew what he was thinking/looking at or even what plan he was devising. Those pants...yes.


Blogger Michael said ... (11:51 AM) : 

That is the best blue I have ever seen on a trouser. NEED.


Blogger Rene Schaller said ... (11:51 AM) : 

I mostly like the color-combination, and his shoes. Great picture!


Blogger Joseph Rudi Pielichaty said ... (11:53 AM) : 

Cobalt/electric blue is one of the key shades being promoted for men in the coming fashion seasons. This man is my inspiration!


Blogger thwany said ... (12:00 PM) : 

i love the color of his pants and the fact that it's the most colorful thing in his outfit.


Blogger Ashley said ... (12:24 PM) : 

I love cobalt blue so his pants are incredible to me.


Blogger Allen - East Hampton said ... (12:26 PM) : 

Love the Belgians and the cobalt color, but the rest ain't happening for me - a little too disjointed.


Blogger Unknown said ... (12:26 PM) : 

Can someone tell me where one can get pants with such brilliant bright color saturation. I've been looking for some time now, with no luck. Thanks!


Anonymous A Treasury of... said ... (12:28 PM) : 

The blue of the pants seems too intense for a camera to even deal with. So cool!


Blogger Katarina Kühl ~ PencilFashion said ... (1:03 PM) : 

the pants are fabulous.
yves klein blue never dies :)


Blogger hc said ... (1:29 PM) : 

ohh sweet calculated gauche. always love it when the pant gets jealous of the jacket for attention, and does something about it.


Blogger Neezy said ... (1:49 PM) : 

Those pants are electrifying!...


Blogger electric feel said ... (1:57 PM) : 

i adore his electric blue pants


Blogger amyw said ... (2:04 PM) : 

Completely unexpected, completely fresh. Perfect texture juxtaposition.


Blogger Jack Daniel said ... (2:08 PM) : 

What a surprising pants.


Blogger Caro said ... (2:23 PM) : 

blue pants. hot.


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

He's pretty bold to wear those pants. You have to respect that!



Blogger R.Dress said ... (2:31 PM) : 

Note the unbuttoned cuffs. Cheers to Mr. Rubinacci for that.


Anonymous Esmoquin room said ... (2:46 PM) : 

Great shoes!!



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:02 PM) : 

those pants are perfect! i think i need them in my life


Blogger Serg Riva said ... (3:48 PM) : 

who needs a sky or sea with trousers like these.

Anish Kapoor couldn't have dyed them better.


Blogger Lucy in the Sky said ... (3:54 PM) : 

what a brilliant blue! is it the work of your camera or are those pants genuinely BLUEBLUE?


Anonymous fbC said ... (4:14 PM) : 



Anonymous Magsli said ... (4:24 PM) : 

This man has such impeccable sense of style, time and time again he never disappoints.

Once again Sartorialist (aka Sultan of street style), an amazing shot.


Blogger monica said ... (5:07 PM) : 

so amazingly european. im in love with the pants


Blogger SequinsandBangles said ... (5:21 PM) : 

Love the vibrant blue trousers, the suede shoes and the staple blazer! In theory it shouldn't work, but in photo it looks great!


Blogger Tim said ... (6:05 PM) : 

Wow. Great pants


Blogger styleandsubstance said ... (6:50 PM) : 

I have wanted a pair of Belgians ever since Glen O'Brian wrote about them in GQ in 2002. got my first pair last week. Worth...every...penny. ALREADY saving for the second pair.


Blogger e. deville said ... (8:14 PM) : 

Best shoes of my life.


Blogger JP said ... (8:47 PM) : 

nice to see Belgian shoes outside of the US...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:10 PM) : 

I am going to start following this man's Golden Rule...wear something that pops!! I like the pants, the jacket could be livelier, but consider this source of such style. Mr. R could make brown burlap look like the newest style you want to own. One of your finer subjects!!


Blogger Ko said ... (10:08 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:46 PM) : 

Bright blue+exposed angles=guaranteed position on the Sartorialist.


Blogger DENNI said ... (1:19 AM) : 




Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:20 AM) : 

I just lost my hearing. Those pants are too loud.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:10 AM) : 

where did the chair come from? love its deep forest green velvet.


Blogger Almaty Street Fashion said ... (5:39 AM) : 

Oh, That color!!! Amazing!


Blogger Unknown said ... (6:44 AM) : 

Hi, These velvet loafers are from a company in Florence called Arfango and they have a shop in St Tropez, I distribute them in the UK. Fox from London


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:14 AM) : 

When you travel to the Nether Shores of Colour Coordination you can risk getting very lost.

And I suspect the risks he takes are more enjoyable for us than they are for him. I mean, do you want to be doing business and looking down at those trousers all day?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:33 AM) : 

Again, bare feet in suede looks overwhelmingly sweaty. At least he can slip his feet out for air when no one is looking, unlike the gentleman below, whose poor feet are trapped.


Blogger Scott W said ... (9:34 AM) : 

Yves Klein pants!?


Blogger LE CALZATURE said ... (10:17 AM) : 

Bellissimo, wunderschön, wonderful the blue color of the pants! Goodies shoes!


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



Anonymous Denise - JustPink said ... (10:31 AM) : 

The color of the pants, wow!


Blogger ten thousand things said ... (10:59 AM) : 

le sigh...Luca always makes me swoon.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:56 AM) : 

once my attention was taken away from the pants, I notice the shoes...stunning.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:01 PM) : 

I'd love to see this man standing up. Whe I first saw this photo, all I really notices was the bright blue pants. Coming back to it today I realize the three different shades and of blue perfectly set off by the two shades of red, not to mention all the different and luscious textures. Beautiful. Andersonesque.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:14 PM) : 

A man wearing pants this color... everything he says to you, you must listen to with undivided attention. I love it!


Blogger Dan in Richmond said ... (12:57 PM) : 

Welcome back, Luca! Great as always.


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



Blogger Kristina said ... (2:09 PM) : 

Ditto to what Scott W said. I've been looking for the sartorial interpretation of Yves Klein's famous blue. Does anybody make these pants in a women's 28, or any women's clothing in this color for that matter?


Anonymous said ... (2:09 PM) : 

Wow - ballsy pants. Love the softness of the jacket - it looks as comfortable as a favorite pair of flannel pj's (but so much better!)



Blogger Laguna Beach Fogey said ... (3:53 PM) : 

Great photo Sart. Those trousers and tassel loafers look smashing together. The electric blue colour of the pants, in particular, makes me dream electric dreams. The chap's haircut isn't bad either. Beautiful.


Blogger Cassie Jo - Tofuscloset said ... (11:23 PM) : 

the pants are electric!!


Anonymous Anna Tsurkan said ... (2:04 AM) : 

its all about the tie and shirt+ collar combination to me!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:19 AM) : 

A case of the pants wearing the man. And a too long tie running down his lap trying to escape the whole mis-managed wardrobe scenario.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:45 AM) : 

how did the chair/shoe thing happen?


Blogger bird of light said ... (5:33 AM) : 

I'm not too impressed, but his tan is redeeming, providing welcome contrast to his jacket, pants and tie.. he looks comfortable, and that's endearing.


Anonymous Verdiales said ... (10:31 AM) : 

Glorious pants and utterly intriguing color combination.

Suede loafers without socks somehow look cool, temperature-wise, in a way hard leather loafers do not. Do they breathe better? They also look vastly more comfortable.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:09 PM) : 

This is a nice palette. And it works really well with his coloring.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:19 PM) : 

This color scheme works well because of Mr. Rubinacci's deep blue eye color which is hard to tell from this picture. People forget or never even consider that their eye/hair color works well to bring out colors not necessarily associated with general color palettes...

So those of you rueing about your red hair, get over it and be expressive!


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

Those blue pants and loafers are amazing!! :)


Blogger Tim McFarlane said ... (10:10 PM) : 

Man, I love this outfit! The blue trousers really pops just right. Great textures, also.


Blogger Claire said ... (10:12 PM) : 

A long time reader - I've never commented before - but. those. pants. !


Blogger Alan Nei said ... (12:31 AM) : 

beautiful colour of the pants !!
i want it ; ))


Blogger Ashlee said ... (2:20 AM) : 

blue pants: bingo.


Anonymous Ashleigh said ... (10:43 AM) : 

pants = amazing


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:59 PM) : 

brilliant. not many people could pull this bright color off and he does it! love it.


Blogger erin nuts said ... (11:20 AM) : 

he is one of my favorites.


Blogger Emma Louise Layla said ... (5:30 AM) : 

Oh wow, I love cobalt but this, in particular, is impossibly bright. Amazing.


Blogger Milo Slim said ... (7:13 AM) : 

Very daring and the blue really is electrifying. But for me, that's all I can see of the outfit and it has no balance. I'd prefer to make a statement with a tie or socks, something that doesn't detract from the whole ensemble. Clearly in the minority on this one though!


Blogger Unknown said ... (10:23 PM) : 

*gasp* blue pants are rocking my world right now - so much so that i composed a soliloquy about them not long ago...hope you get a chance to read it!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:21 PM) : 

just lovely! italian men can get away with almost every look!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:10 PM) : 

One of your best.


Blogger kahartland said ... (8:51 PM) : 

whew! those are some briches!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:44 PM) : 

The slip ons are in fact from Rubinacci - yes they are almost exactly the same as the Belgian shoes out of NYC but these come in suede and the lighter colours all have contrast piping. Have a pair from Rubinacci in Mount Street that are grey with deep burgundy contrast. Very smart man this Mr R.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:35 AM) : 

Hate the outfit, despite all the glowing comments.

The blue pants take over the entire persona, dividing the man entirely in half...I like a jolt of color, but this is ridiculous.

I am outnumbered in my opinion, but wonder if it is not the man's reputation for dress or your photography that is bringing in the high marks.


Blogger Maven said ... (8:27 AM) : 

Confidence is very sexy...don't you think?


Blogger Zevaa said ... (4:28 AM) : 

Can't believe what I see, I'm really impressed.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:01 PM) : 

Indeed Italians have the best style.... look at the allure. I am not Italian.


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