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Friday, May 21, 2010

On the Street....White Heat, Florence

Comments on "On the Street....White Heat, Florence"


Anonymous Cass said ... (1:10 PM) : 

All white is the best look. He looks like he owns a thousand luxury yachts and doesn't give a hoot about it.

This was for a spread right? Nobody is this relaxed in real life.


Blogger Kathleen said ... (1:10 PM) : 

Okay Sean Connery, get out of the way! I am in love, and leaving for Florence as soon as possible. Wow, this man is absolutely gorgeous from is flowing silvered locks and beard to his classic shades. Love the white from head to foot. White espadrilles? How many MEN can pull this off and not go in the other direction? I'm counting maybe on one hand and definitely not in the USA. Casual elegance to the max!


Blogger ABBY said ... (1:13 PM) : 

comb in the pocket?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:16 PM) : 

I love white on white for summer, it never tires for me. His white espadrilles especially are a nice touch. When men make an effort with their footwear, I know the rest is going to look good too.


Anonymous Jason said ... (1:16 PM) : 

Is that the most interesting man in the world? Where is his Dos Equis? :)


Anonymous Emma Howard said ... (1:22 PM) : 

"Suffice it to say that black and white are also colors... for their simultaneous contrast is as striking as that of green and red, for instance." (Vincent van Gogh)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:22 PM) : 

Très été!


Blogger ilovefashion said ... (1:22 PM) : 

Taking in the sun :D


Anonymous Luis Ugarte said ... (1:22 PM) : 

Looks right out of an Umit Benan lookbook!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:27 PM) : 

Epitome of class


Blogger Caddy said ... (1:31 PM) : 

He looks great in white, so casual, fresh and chic. I love how he just pulls of those white pants with such ease as if there's nothing to it.


Blogger AG said ... (2:28 PM) : 

Anybody else notice the "Die" by his head? interesting contrast.

Going to look for some espadrilles.


Blogger sarah. said ... (2:28 PM) : 

"He's a lover, not a fighter, but he's also a fighter - so don't get any ideas..."


Anonymous Mabel and Zora said ... (2:36 PM) : 

We love the all white look. So fresh.


Blogger reina.ambar said ... (2:49 PM) : 

So simple, so pure... the mediterranean essence...


Blogger The Vegaran said ... (2:50 PM) : 

This is a gorgeous man! Actually any man who can wear all white with that much elegance is gorgeous. Even the beard works... I've got to get me one of them tans.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:53 PM) : 

Classic and chic. Not everybody looks good all in white, he looks interesting


Blogger Joe said ... (2:53 PM) : 

This guy looks like one of Umit Benan's models.. but I don't think he is. Is he ?


Blogger Taylor said ... (2:55 PM) : 

If you didn't tell us this was taken in Florence, I might have been able to guess it just by looking at this guy, leaning against that stone wall. I wish people in America looked like this...

Thanks for sharing this great photo


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:42 PM) : 

Reminds me of Rene Mathis, the retired super-secret-agent, from James Bond movies.

Or, as Luis said, Umit Benan models.


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

It's amazing how dressing so simply and great grooming can make one look fabulously wealthy.


Blogger Hal E. Liebling said ... (3:55 PM) : 

LOL this could totally be some guy sitting outside of Cafe Italia in south philly. Except he's not in a beach chair.


Blogger We Like The Apartment said ... (4:09 PM) : 

What I find great about this outfit is how he combines all white with black watch and sunglasses!


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

The rocks behind him rock. Looks like they've been his friends for years.


Blogger FASHION SNAG said ... (4:10 PM) : 

Love him. So fresh in all white. Very chic! x


Blogger Danny said ... (4:10 PM) : 

Is it common for men to wear white in florence? Feels like I see it a lot in movies.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:29 PM) : 

Is this the model for Umit Benan? Anyone know? Umit's Turkish, but I believe he lives in Italy...


Blogger Unknown said ... (4:34 PM) : 

Stay thirsty, my friends.


Blogger MeganRose said ... (4:54 PM) : 

Very sexy man.


Blogger CW said ... (4:58 PM) : 

Like the photo and the style. However, white pants are impractical. They show everything. A natural linen or slightly tan cotton trouser will hide some dirt. You'll be able to wear them at least twice before you'll have to wash them.


Anonymous Arash Mazinani said ... (4:58 PM) : 

Definitely one cool character, loving the all white for summer


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:12 PM) : 

Can I introduce him to my Mom????


Anonymous princess glee said ... (5:22 PM) : 

I will no longer discourage my husband from wanting to buy espidrills, silly me.


Blogger ADJ said ... (5:29 PM) : 

what a mix of dashing and daring. i love the nautical feel and the deeply serene, poetic, almost ceremonial feel here. wonderful!


Blogger Loulou a la francaise said ... (6:08 PM) : 

White hot silver fox! Simple, elegant. I envy those with olive skin who can wear just white; us celtic types can't get away with it, instead of looking chic we look ill!


Anonymous Komal said ... (6:08 PM) : 

White Light/White Heat.


Blogger Georgia Takacs said ... (6:10 PM) : 

I love Italian old man style!
The chinos.. the loafers.. the silver locks.


Anonymous Dana said ... (6:22 PM) : 

This is one cool dude.


Blogger FindingFashionland said ... (6:28 PM) : 

the handkerchief with color is a amazing little detail!


Blogger STREETFSN said ... (6:49 PM) : 

nice ! love white style!!
I can see his dignity !


Blogger Unknown said ... (7:11 PM) : 

well this is NICE. what a man. heading to florence, or buying white jeans like Garance :)


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

There's a push against bling?

You made my weekend!


Blogger the nickel fit said ... (7:29 PM) : 

great eye in that he didn't overdo this look with excessive accessories.


Blogger Bill Fox said ... (7:33 PM) : 

Ah, finally, an actual grown up well dressed man again. Bravo.


Anonymous aleksandra said ... (7:47 PM) : 

He is wonderful, his body is so relaxationed,I want to be beside him and to rest. The sun and this man / absolutly perfect / - paradise. ... and Italy. Dream.I want to be there.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:59 PM) : 


This is possibly my favorite picture ever.


Blogger stoneandcloth said ... (9:43 PM) : 

so much expression, so little effort.


Blogger hc said ... (9:53 PM) : 

white on white is always refreshing. just be sure not to get too much of a tan to offset this monotone palette.


Blogger KC said ... (10:07 PM) : 

white espadrilles... so hard to maintain but just wonderful to wear.



Anonymous YogaSpy said ... (10:50 PM) : 

Growing up in Hawaii, we wore white T-shirts or white Keds or white shorts... but never all at once. One day, when I was a teen, I saw a suntanned blonde tourist (another teen girl) dressed all in white, head to toe. I thought she looked fantastic, straight out of Seventeen magazine.

But could I have tried that to high school? No way! An all-white get-up would've looked idiotic among the locals.

You need the right context to pull off the all-white look (plus a tan).


Blogger fidele said ... (11:34 PM) : 

that's the sexiest old guy ever to grace a fashion photo.


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

such a naturally handsome man, seems so effortless. Love him.


Anonymous m.edwin said ... (12:31 AM) : 

i want to have this casual confidence when i'm his age. like the little blue detail in his pocket.


Blogger The Red Umbrella said ... (1:50 AM) : 

So Sharp! And bright!


Blogger Marika said ... (3:13 AM) : 

He looks so elegant. I think men after 45 should be like this

and check out my new project - Story of my Clothes


Blogger Laura-jean said ... (3:54 AM) : 

"The Italian"


Blogger Guada Mosshart said ... (4:03 AM) : 

My future husband should be like him.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:21 AM) : 

....and we're back! finally! I was heart sick with the clownishness of japan (it doesn't take "style" to dress like a clown), the"any ole' thing'll do" of OZ..and now the cowboys of russia..oy vey!

and then, and then...sigh, here he is in all his italian dna, in white espedrilles! Fellow Sarters,'s the rich, wrinkled fabric, the almost "who cares" 'tude (even if it was the stylists') he rolled out of bed, grabed what was on the floor and a smoke, and headed for his caffe.
i've been sooo jonesin' for al bazar, gino, the "annas", giovanna, the Grace kelly in milano...the bike boys, the lovely Milanese lady with "sparkle".
Poor travel/work so hard for us..and all i could think on this romp was.."lordy, will the Italians ever Back"??? there is a god, and He's wearing wrinkled whites and espadrilles in Firenze!


Blogger @nnoushka said ... (4:49 AM) : 

Wow! miam! vivement l'été! You desperately want summer and white heat looking at that pic!


Anonymous Liv said ... (4:52 AM) : 

Stunning. This has knocked all the others off to top spot for me, Sarty. It's got me dreaming of my summer holiday... Thank you.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:20 AM) : 

the man is so cool....


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:25 AM) : 

Un elegante uomo italiano!


Blogger SabinePsynopsis said ... (5:28 AM) : 

There is a certain light when white is just right. So cool!


Blogger TheStreetFashion5xpro said ... (6:33 AM) : 

all white is the best...great shot


Blogger Cacho said ... (7:00 AM) : 

absolut gorgeous.


Blogger Unknown said ... (7:46 AM) : 

Maybe he ist 40 years older than me, I don`t care, I am totaly in love.
Gorgeous photo!!!


Anonymous The Photodiarist said ... (9:04 AM) : 

Beautifully taken, Scott. There some wonderful light and character in this shot.


Blogger Qaisy Jaslenda said ... (10:15 AM) : 

it is something about the pose


Blogger Sasha said ... (10:33 AM) : 

Want. (Not the clothes. The man)


Blogger nyc/caribbean ragazza said ... (11:18 AM) : 

I love his style.

What is it about the men here?


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

looks like giancarlo gianini, as someone noticed above!!!


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

Is this a real person living now? Hahaha. Hard to believe someone would dress this chic. He looks like a modern Cary Grant, to me. And when you investigate what he is wearing it looks as comfortable as the casual/sloppy clothes most people wear today but so much more appropriate. Inspiring.


Blogger Laguna Beach Fogey said ... (1:49 PM) : 

I hope I look and act this way when I reach this young gentleman's age.


Anonymous Hinna said ... (1:59 PM) : 

I mean there's no matter in his age. This man epitomizes sexiness. And the hint of turquoise in his pocket...


Blogger M O Z A said ... (4:40 PM) : 

all in white,WONDERFUL


Blogger Susanne said ... (6:23 PM) : 

S E X Y!!!! I am 54 and you can have all of those young fellows!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:41 PM) : 

ok, you finally got my first comment...he is absolutely magical. *swoon*


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:44 PM) : 

perfect elegance, very distinguished. My favorite part are the sunglasses, and his beard :)


Blogger Liv said ... (6:49 PM) : 

O M G this is THE MAN


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:57 PM) : 

So beautiful


Blogger fashionweed said ... (10:50 PM) : 

i love this man. he looks like the perfect older man for a love affair.


Blogger エスタ said ... (1:45 AM) : 

gogeous, absolutely gorgeous, would love to share a bottle of wine with him ; )


Anonymous said ... (7:12 AM) : 

superbe! very elegant!


Blogger fashion twits said ... (8:03 AM) : 

Tres Chic! Your blog is so chic. Your like a modern day Warhol!

xoxo, Kyle Rehling


Blogger Ro said ... (2:23 PM) : 

perfect gentleman, so interesting!


Blogger MlleV said ... (10:33 PM) : 



Blogger Anastasia said ... (11:27 PM) : 

fantastic!!! this guy is styling it...simple, fresh and very cool!


Blogger mixedtapediaries said ... (3:39 AM) : 

He looks like he has wealth of knowledge about the world. I wouldn't mind sharing conversations with him until the sun came up the following day over a good bottle of wine. His wrinkles are testaments of experience. YES! YES! YES!
Tx Sir Sartorialist


Anonymous Joanna Roman said ... (6:21 AM) : 

Certain age does not very often go with being cool & steady & easy at the same time. On the other side of scale there is very often a "stiff" glamour of wearing well done suits...



Anonymous proletarian Great Gatsby said ... (6:46 AM) : 

He is not just in white...he is radiant!


Blogger riviera t. (tania bucci) said ... (8:53 AM) : 

white espadrillas ♥


Blogger the coolbirth kid said ... (10:07 AM) : 



Blogger Juan Manuel Trejo Sánchez said ... (10:28 AM) : 

Sooo relaxed and confortable! A frame of the ideal lifestyle...


Blogger cherry arceo said ... (11:31 AM) : 

white looks so hot in him. and yeah, he seems so relax like he doesn't give a dam* about anything. :P i don't know why, but the scribbled "DIE" on the wall gives me an impression of life after death or something on that concept. don't mind me. haha.


Anonymous nadia said ... (3:43 PM) : 

i can't even handle how much this man is stunnin'! carefree beautiful style!


Blogger Sara said ... (3:55 PM) : 

That all white is hard to pull off, but he looks amazing.

Why is it that Italian men can get away with things that no one else can pull off?



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:05 PM) : 

Love. Instant and utter.


Blogger Linda Lu said ... (8:15 PM) : 

What a strong face and signature beard he has!?
He seems so.... artsy.

lovely photo!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:14 AM) : 

Little blue detail? Pocket Handkerchief? Hint of Turquoise?
That's the the corner of a pack of rizla rolling papers for cigarettes!!


Blogger The Clever Pup said ... (9:10 AM) : 

Now THIS I like. Take heed guys, this man's sexy, confident, alluring. He may just be the most interesting man in the world. Thanks to Dos Equis.


Blogger Delphine said ... (9:44 AM) : 

Wonderful! Wish I would have met this man walking around here...


Anonymous elmien said ... (1:10 AM) : 

And people wonder why women fall for older men?? This guy has the subtle confidence that one can only acquire with age..


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:14 AM) : 

such timeless simplicity - he probably isn't even wearing underwear - he's that laid-back and confident


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:04 AM) : 

He is a God in white! Perfetto!


Blogger Andre Gorr said ... (9:35 AM) : 

thanks for great shot!
and i do appreciate the look of this age men, that radiates confidence... timeless elegance.. i'm 50 now, and i do wear all white now, and as i did when i was 20... pure classic..


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:38 AM) : 

in respond to anonimous..
"such timeless simplicity - he probably isn't even wearing underwear - he's that laid-back and confident"

i guess he is wearing at least "cod piece" - these pants are too slim to go commandos...


Anonymous streetspaghetti said ... (8:05 PM) : 

I love the crumpled white against the rough stone and brick...with that little blue accent in the pocket...dreamy!


Anonymous Emma said ... (9:42 AM) : 

If I was a man I would want to be this one. Daz Ultra?


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

The way he is res,ting against the stones, the self confidence in his gesture...


Blogger Beatnik said ... (1:03 PM) : 



Blogger trinity said ... (5:47 PM) : 

Love that it also says, "die" right behind his head. Kinda like that is what he would say should you tell him how to change who he is. Perfect placement.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:01 PM) : 

Toms, the mature beach warm weather foot wear


Blogger Cosima said ... (4:10 PM) : 

I'll have that one!!


Blogger Richard said ... (9:22 PM) : 

Soo tommy bahamas


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:38 PM) : 

If this were staged, I'd say it's boring. Assuming, it's not, this man is brilliant!


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

i love this!
years ago i worked with a guy who lived in west london, worked in central london, & used public transport in between the two - on the days when he wore white he would arrive at work 7.30 (9am start) in order to minimize the possibility of his outfit getting dirty on the way through contact with other people..


Blogger MMM said ... (5:25 AM) : 

I simply love your pics.. they look amazing and I feel like I am really looking at those men and women...!
Ihave to learn from you :)


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

Soo Italian...makes me miss Europe.


Blogger Rebekah Rose said ... (10:11 PM) : 



Blogger Maggie said ... (9:25 PM) : 

I just love the ease...the ancient bricks at his back and the white glare, the salt&pepper very nicely shaped beard...funny though that word "DIE..." behind his head - what was the whole word?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:16 PM) : 

I'm. In. Love.

Beautiful, sexy, erotic, sensual, strong, masculine, wonderful, interesting........


Blogger Unknown said ... (1:37 PM) : 

Great light!!. I love the composition


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:05 AM) : 

Are we sure this isn't the XX beer guy? You know...."The most interesting man in the world."


Blogger Unknown said ... (10:48 AM) : 

Isn't this "The Most Interesting Man In The World" from the Dos Equis commercials?


Blogger Dave Jones said ... (3:59 PM) : 

This could be a cover for a Cigar Aficionado issue. The contrast in the shot with the brick is stellar.


Blogger j'ai faime pour couture said ... (4:55 PM) : 

every time i see his picture, i love it even more!


Blogger Zbarsky said ... (4:59 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:56 PM) : 

I love this. It's....dirty but clean. Relaxed but refined. Also, I love his short socks/sockless-ness. After having my band teacher drill into us the inportance of long, color-correct dress socks, I like the reveal of this. It's emphasizes the relaxation.

Ankle love.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:57 PM) : 

Love this ibicencan shoes... They are called "Espardenyes"... Love the luck! Love the white! Love Ibiza!


Blogger Delphine said ... (10:52 AM) : 

This is why I love being a 'Fiorentina'. Gorgeous people like this live in my city... This man is beautiful, his face tells a million stories, his posture as well, but a totally different one...


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