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Sunday, September 27, 2009

On the Street....Jeans in Milan

Comments on "On the Street....Jeans in Milan"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:09 PM) : 

nice shoes, very nice


Anonymous MIA said ... (1:13 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:30 PM) : 

Please guy....try on the socks!!!!



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:30 PM) : 

the belt and shoes complete it.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:34 PM) : 

jeans are such the best xD


Blogger RJ said ... (1:49 PM) : 

One of my major pet peeve is shoes and a belt that don't match OR coordinate AT LEAST, so when I see people who actually put effort into matching their belt w/ their shoes I really appreciate it. He's crisp.


Anonymous Holly said ... (2:01 PM) : 

My kind of guy!


Anonymous runway reviews said ... (2:01 PM) : 

what a cute man. Love the shoes and the regard de braise :)


Blogger sofiasophie said ... (2:06 PM) : 


this man is HOT!
I don't know ecxatly what is it.... the neck, the look in the eyes.....


Blogger mrtwice said ... (2:08 PM) : 

super shoes! super jean and a nice belt to go with it!


Blogger Unknown said ... (2:13 PM) : 

that jacket has a perfect worn in look, it epitomizes comfort


Blogger FASHION SNAG said ... (2:15 PM) : 

wow, men are rolling their jeans up a bit again. Interesting. Like this photo! Love this photo!


Blogger FASHION SNAG said ... (2:15 PM) : 

Love this photo!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:26 PM) : 

One comments


Anonymous Olivier said ... (2:34 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:38 PM) : 

Nice, simple.


Anonymous Charlie Rygg said ... (2:41 PM) : 

I love this gentleman's sense of self-awareness.


Blogger Francesca Robertson said ... (2:45 PM) : 

I love a man who can wear high water jeans and pull it off. The shoes, the belt, the jacket, so free spirited...




Blogger Paolo Manaloto said ... (2:46 PM) : 

only in Milan can jeans look so classy


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

Did you notice he hasn´t buttoned his shirt cuffs, that devil!


Blogger StyleSpy said ... (3:24 PM) : 

You can keep all those skinny, hollow-eyed boy models -- I'll have one of these, thankyouverymuch.


Blogger Burning Nymph said ... (3:29 PM) : 

It's his self-assurance that's delectable. In my own personal experience, Italian men and socks, well, ne'er the twain shall meet.


Anonymous Tombo said ... (3:43 PM) : 

What's the brand of the shoe? I need those kind of shoes :)!


Anonymous Liam said ... (3:44 PM) : 

Shoe envy.


Blogger Magdalena said ... (4:08 PM) : 

Love his naked feet in those leather shoes!


Blogger Tristan said ... (4:11 PM) : 

its perfect w/o socks.


Anonymous Y. said ... (4:32 PM) : 

even if it's dirty, i loooooove men who don't wear socks, sorry.


Blogger Little Snoring said ... (4:42 PM) : 

Why do Italians not wear socks with their loafers?


Anonymous Ernesto said ... (4:49 PM) : 

Helloooo DADDY! Hate the shoes but the rest is sex-on-wheels!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:49 PM) : 

il y a un je ne sais quoi de Paul Newman. Peut être son regarde...


Blogger Markmont said ... (4:57 PM) : 

The fit on the jeans is solid. Great shoes. I'd consider attempting the 'no sock' look if 1) the shoe would still fit and 2) if I was 15- 20 years older : P


Blogger lenmeister said ... (5:18 PM) : 

Ok. nice shot indeed. But someone help me out here, how practical are leather shoes with no socks? Just curious. This trend has been going around, I cant help thinking it could be a tad uncomfortable at first.

Btw Sart, saw you at the BNY's book signing, didn't make it to your desk ther but got the book the next day (signed too ;-) Congrats again. Im loving the SArtoriaLust shop, am getting those double monk straps btw! So when can we expect the nxt book?



Blogger Anthony Teasdale said ... (5:30 PM) : 

Dodgy pre-faded jeans, no socks – he looks like he’s a woolyback from Yorkshire. Sort it out, la, the top half looks boss, but them strides are for meffs. Five out of ten.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:46 PM) : 

My, oh, my~! We could walk with this
interesting fellow~!


Anonymous Mariona said ... (6:00 PM) : 

Special bearing ... and the shoes are elegant !!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:01 PM) : 

handsome -his belt and shoes DO coordinate. Id like to see him in some sexy ribbed socks tho definately. Jack


Blogger Manuel said ... (6:03 PM) : 

casual, elegant, nice shoes.
He need a pochet, I love the pochets.


Anonymous The Photodiarist said ... (6:18 PM) : 

This dude is super good looking!


Blogger Miri said ... (6:30 PM) : 

I actually love the fact that he's not wearing socks ;-)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:36 PM) : 

the no sock old shoe look is beyond ridiculous and looks mighty stupid. Same goes for everyone waring these skimpy jackets h look 3 sizes too small


Blogger Graham I. Haynes said ... (6:51 PM) : 

I think the denim is a perfect fit. Casual, mature, savvy.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:00 PM) : 

All the no-sock haters,
You don't have to go sock-less to achieve the look. Plenty of companies make loafer socks, which give you bare ankles with all the sanitary/comfort benefits of normal socks.


Blogger Tristan said ... (7:02 PM) : 

I think its more of an American thing to wear socks with loafers/mocs.

In Europe we don't often wear socks with our loafers, (in this case shoes) In the autumn/winter we don't wear mocs anyway, they're generally worn in spring/summer.

Socks or no socks, this picture works because this dood is comfortable with himself and has reached a place in his life where he doesn't care what people have to think about him.

And if i remember correctly, i think Scott also did not wear socks with his shoes at the Paris signing



Blogger Anton Seim said ... (7:09 PM) : 

Dear Sartorialist, please tell us how to pull off dress shoes with no socks, without destroying the inside our shoes, getting blisters and having incredibly sweaty feet. What is the secret? Is the ability to wear dress shoes comfortably without socks simply genetic?


Blogger Unknown said ... (7:20 PM) : 

Priceless! The blazer is perfection to its fullest! The way this man dressed himself is so classic and so cool! I like how he has his jeans with those brown leather shoes!
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Blogger Ivy Lane said ... (7:39 PM) : 

I can almost FEEL the blisters on his feet in those fabulous shoes..
Good jeans though..great fit...


Blogger DENNI said ... (8:54 PM) : 




Blogger J.Teheren said ... (9:02 PM) : 

Something about the confidence of denim and hard-bottom shoes without socks is quite admirable; he's probably a Scotch man as well. Dope shot.


Blogger Unknown said ... (9:15 PM) : 

~good fitting jeans matched with good looking shoes. i love the look.. so relaxed yet not so laidback.


Blogger Michael Limaco said ... (10:10 PM) : 

Guys with short jeans or pants that show off their ankles without socks annoy me because it conveys a premeditated choice not to use socks. Don't we all put socks on without thinking about it for the most part? Perhaps it's the premeditate part of this whole look that annoys me.


Blogger Miss Head Over Heels said ... (10:53 PM) : 



Anonymous ronan the librarian said ... (10:54 PM) : 

looks like Clive James found a time machine (and a stylist!) and came back in Milan....


Anonymous LA GANSA said ... (11:01 PM) : 

sexy, really hot!, is he married????????


Blogger Lex said ... (12:22 AM) : 

Dear Mr. Sartorialist! I love your blog and all the amazing pictures you put on it! You really inspired me to start my blog! so here it is:

Thank you so much for being so inspiring!


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

the jacket, the belt, the rolled up pants all serve to make him appear two feet tall.


Anonymous edition_limitee said ... (12:34 AM) : 

Brilliant. Just brilliant !!


Blogger Unknown said ... (1:11 AM) : 

so classy. the little bit of effort to match the shoes and the belt makes all the difference


Anonymous Helen said ... (3:07 AM) : 

Expecting floods are we? :D


Blogger Jenny said ... (3:07 AM) : 

Hmmm...he can park his shoes (with or without socks) under my bed any time :)


Blogger Apt Servizi Regione Emilia Romagna said ... (4:05 AM) : 

Italian style never lies...!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:18 AM) : 

Great when you take shots of REAL people with sense of style! (instead of skimpy girls & boys wrapped in some flimsy fabric, they are so boring and already overexposed.)

Good quality leather shoes with an excellent fit, won't give you blisters. Especially after some wear (with socks).


Blogger Rome Reality said ... (4:29 AM) : 

The little overlooked detail of a pocket square would complete this classic, ruggedly handsome look.

The men of Europe have embraced the loafer sock, giving them the barefoot look, without the discomfort. Men's loafer socks are available in the States as well. Banana Republic, REI, Amazon, are just a few locations.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:54 AM) : 

Paolo 2:46 "only in Milan can jeans look so classy."

Not really, although from Italian heritage, I'm doing my bit to alleviate the general optical pollution in Sydney.

And in any case, cast your peepers towards the tattooed dude on the right, clearly in Milano, for a lesson on how not to wear jeans.

Scott's subject is possibly 15-20 years older than sloppy-joe and I bet 98% of ladies would make a bee-line toward him rather than the younger man. Why? Because he cares about his appearance.



Blogger T said ... (5:02 AM) : 

are these shoes really comfortable without socks?!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:14 AM) : 

I'm shocked by the lack of imagination shown by most posters here. As anon 7PM noted there are plenty of ankleless socks for men. Especially in Italy where they are called "fantasmini" which translates as "little ghosts". Saves both your feet and shoes.

I wear a lot of these socks in spring and summer when going "sockless" is super comfortable.



Blogger M said ... (6:11 AM) : 

He really looks Italian... NICE!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:12 AM) : 

there's a bit of a clive james look about him - kind of an ironic look in his eye. you're taking my photo?!


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

Leather shoes without socks are totally comfortable if you don't wear them all day long. Wear them 4 to 5 hours max, and not more than once a week for the same shoes.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:38 AM) : 

Wow, attitude really IS everything.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:16 AM) : 

Have a confortable shoes does'nt mean be a gentlemen!


Anonymous Violetsrose said ... (7:25 AM) : 

Waist up - gorgeous hunk of a guy - bring it on!!

Waist down - gay - damn!


Anonymous Bortabramenhemmamest said ... (7:35 AM) : 

Jeans IS so nice!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:50 AM) : 

Interesting to know that a (don't know how to put it) not tall and thin guy can pull off the cropped/rolled up jeans look. Bravo!


Blogger Ashley said ... (7:56 AM) : 

I really love when men cuff their pant or jean and you can see their oxfords with no socks. Such a refined yet laid back look.


Anonymous SOCKS!!! said ... (8:07 AM) : 

These guys are wearing socks! They are wearing "fantasmini" or simply called no show socks! If you're a real fashionista you should know about this since this has been in market for years!
It's a fashion insider trick that is all the rage in Italy and most of Europe. It might seem like they are wearing no socks, but trust me they are. You just can't see them!

Here IS an example of no show socks from calvin Klein:,255,255&wid=327&qlt=90,0&layer=comp&op_sharpen=0&resMode=bicub&op_usm=0.7,1.0,0.5,0&fmt=jpeg


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

I love this blog and the intelligence of those who make comments here, but this is one of those times I really have to play the contrarian. Since I first started seeing the 'high-water' pants + shoes with no socks look early this year, I thought it looked derivative and silly, like the hip-hop fashion tic of wearing baseball caps with the visor pointing in every direction EXCEPT forward. This look is starting to spread like an aggressive cancer!
Am I the only reader of Sart who thinks this look is dorky and has already 'jumped the shark'? Anyway, if anyone wants to do this look and avoid blisters and smelly feet, here's a tip I heard from "Miami Vice" star Don Johnson: he wore those little nylon footies women use sometimes. They stay hidden, but provide the necessary comfort, FWIW.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:40 AM) : 

for some reason fashion is irrelevant to this guy. There is something extraordinarily charming about him that is so attractive. Maybe it is the little cuff and no socks, or maybe it is the grampa blazer...anyway, I would like to meet him.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:49 AM) : 

Mmmm! Handsome and well-dressed!


Anonymous sanmiguelense said ... (9:55 AM) : 

About the no socks dilemma:
If you have well made, LEATHER shoes--i.e. expensive shoes--you can wear them comfortably without socks. The point is moot for those who haven't learned that as long as you have good shoes, anything else is irrelevant!


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

very handsome
pilar - madrid


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

Love it. I think lack of socks adds the air of comfort, as opposed to the stuffiness of bound feet. If it wasn't for the regimented colors required at my pretentious coffeehouse employer, I would undoubtedly rock this ensemble.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:49 AM) : 

But .... who is he?????


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

where to find good casual light blue jeans's real problem...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:54 AM) : 

The no socks look is quite ugly and must be non-hygienic and detracts from the overall appearance


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:09 PM) : 

I'm I the only person that thinks that the cropped rolled up look on men makes their feet look ridiculously large?


Anonymous Alessandro said ... (2:45 PM) : 

I love the jacket, the jkeans, the shoes and the guy looks simpatico as well; however, i imagine the blisters and sweating with the no socks even in September Milan weather. Socks add more color, so why not put them on?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:47 PM) : 

Haha, the critique on the bare feet in shoes is just hilarious! What's the problem? Don't you wash your feet everyday? Is this is some american fobia?

May I add that these 'nylon footies' are way smellier than bare feet in good quality leather shoes?

Never read any such remark about women wearing no socks in their shoes.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:57 PM) : 

hmmm, funny this could be YOU Sart!


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

get some sox, please


Blogger pete v said ... (4:57 PM) : 



Blogger wrenna said ... (10:44 PM) : 

He is an attractive man, but those pants make him look short-legged. Do old men think this looking at young girls in their skinny jeans?


Blogger Joy Mars said ... (3:03 AM) : 



Blogger Dedicated Follower of Nothing said ... (9:49 AM) : 

Shoes no socks...Hmmm... a little bit George Michael for me.


Anonymous milanese said ... (12:00 PM) : 

For all those who wonder how could you wear Church with no shoes: the secret is mini invisible socks.
But I remember young men back in the eighties wearing heavy winter shoes the night in summer at Forte dei Marmi. Pier Vittorio Tondelli, the great Italian writer, has these kind of shoes with no socks in a beautiful old photo. All things do pass, but everything someday comes back.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:42 PM) : 

No need for mini-socks, which I have found slip off anyway. I go sockless in dress shoes everyday, and agree that feet sweat much less if the shoes are made of quality leather. Good leather shoes also breathe, and therefore will not cause feet to smell. I sometimes go 14 hours with my feet tied into heavy leather wingtips, with little discomfort at all.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:47 PM) : 

I'm an Italian, and so I guess I feel it's my duty to wear my shoes sockless. But I'll be the first to admit, there are days when my feet are begging to be set free.


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

I'm surprised by all the criticism. What a beautiful man who is simply, but cleanly dressed.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:14 PM) : 

I like this image, the look seems at the same time confortable and elegant


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:59 PM) : 

It is very interesting that so many of you people make comments about the no-socks look. Growing up in the Southern United States (Charleston, SC), no one wears socks with their loafers. Unless it is freezing cold... I feel like it is much more comfortable if you are going to be wearing quality shoes. I just never had much of a problem pulling it off, or even thought twice about it really, prior to reading these comments.

Women never wear socks, is it really any different for men?


Blogger theDavid said ... (7:06 PM) : 

Sexy and stylish...does he have my number?


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

One day we will look back at this sans socks business with utter disgust. Meanwhile let's continue to pretend we haven't noticed a thing.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:29 PM) : 

Very nice picture, and his look is perfect ! Also the other pictures ... Compliments alessandro ! Mirela


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

I'm really not a fan of wearing lace ups without hosiery - this gentleman is an exception.



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