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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

On the Street....The Sartorialist Mix, Florence

I love this mix of Adidas shoes and a chic linen jacket worn by a refined gentleman. To wear the expected loafers or espadrilles would, in this case, make his look somehow less interesting.

Comments on "On the Street....The Sartorialist Mix, Florence"


Blogger Mae said ... (2:02 PM) : 

love the color of the jacket


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

I love men who wear colour.


Blogger A.E said ... (2:05 PM) : 

Really? I've got to say, a man can never go wrong with loafers, but adidas bright white trainers?.....
Wicked-cool jacket, though. Now THAT is a style sensation. :)

P.s, feedback, as ever is HUGELY appreciated.
P.p.s, great to have you blogging regularly again. x


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

I agree with you, the Adidas shoes give his look something else...he looks like a past champion athlete, but an incredibly chic one.


Anonymous Tennesse said ... (2:10 PM) : 

oh florence! the most beautiful people.


Blogger Sing of Singature Style said ... (2:21 PM) : 

Love his look! The sneakers are unexpected but work.


Blogger Melissa said ... (2:25 PM) : 

that's a beautiful jacket, he has the perfect pop of colour needed for summer


Blogger Ana Laura said ... (2:27 PM) : 

Italians do it better!awesome!


Blogger oensh said ... (2:29 PM) : 

i love it but im not a fan of colour.. but i like it when seeing people wearing bright colours..
it was fresh..

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Blogger Elise Willems said ... (2:38 PM) : 

Love this deep and bright type of orange.
To all Dutch soccer supporters: sophisticated orange is possible people! Learn!


Blogger Ripped Jeans said ... (2:41 PM) : 

hate the sneakers but i just love it!


Blogger my healthy twist said ... (2:47 PM) : 

I love his expression, he knows he looks good! XOXO, Natalya


Blogger SabinePsynopsis said ... (2:49 PM) : 

It's interesting that trainers can look so daring - but they do; it's like a break with 'the rules'. How does he keep them so clean, I wonder.


Blogger Jennie Nguyen said ... (2:52 PM) : 

haha love it, old man with addidas is so cool!



Blogger Katy-May said ... (3:00 PM) : 

The colour of his jacket is imence,
And his face tells so many stories, wow.


Blogger Nadine2point0 said ... (3:25 PM) : 

I want to say wrong but this dude looks really cool somehow and it takes years off his age.
It's the rolled up thing + sneakers I guess...


Blogger Juan Manuel Trejo Sánchez said ... (3:25 PM) : 

He makes the confy look work with style!

Are small socks on the trend?


Blogger bob pope said ... (3:27 PM) : 

not feeling the sneakers. could have worn something more expressive in leather: moccasins, sandals,....


Blogger the nickel fit said ... (3:41 PM) : 

great contrast, and the reverse works as well. sweats and t-shirt with unexpected loafers.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:45 PM) : 

Awesome outfit, from shins upwards. The sneakers kill it for me...


Blogger Exercises in Style said ... (3:46 PM) : 

I love the color of the Jacket! so summer style!


Blogger Tzoulia Kadoglou said ... (3:46 PM) : 

i love his jacket


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:52 PM) : 

Love it - the influence of the Jil Sander show for Spring 2011 of a few days ago is already asserting itself in the bright color seen here.



Blogger Kate Rose said ... (3:52 PM) : 

wonderful shade orange+white is so nice and clean and fresh and sherbet-y and I'll stop ranting now.

sneakers are a nice sporty touch


Blogger Unknown said ... (4:00 PM) : 

i couldn't love it anymore. if you've got to wear sneakers, this is how to do it.


Anonymous Kar said ... (4:04 PM) : 

It takes a confident or retired man to wear that jacket. BTW, I'm most impressed by his blinding whites. His wife or laundress must buy bleach in bulk.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:16 PM) : 

I think loafers or espadrilles would have looked better than Adidas personally.


Blogger Eugenio said ... (4:34 PM) : 

Running shoes with jacket? No thanks!
Orange espadrilles would be really better.


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

I am loving the orange blazer the most.


Anonymous un said ... (4:44 PM) : 



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

I usually only leave snide comments, but not today. This gentleman has figured out how to wear sneakers in good taste. Amazing!


Blogger STREETFSN said ... (4:53 PM) : 

he's so stylish !!


Blogger Tae Hee Park said ... (4:58 PM) : 

wow a male who can pull of a outfit of orange blazer, white pants and adidas shoes with a gentlemen looks! that is really stylish!

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Blogger Román Iglesias said ... (5:03 PM) : 

woooow I really like this
hw I always say : confort over all


Blogger Miiicha said ... (5:08 PM) : 

really cool look !


Anonymous Daniele said ... (5:15 PM) : 

My heart sank when I saw the running shoes. I pray that this unfortunate american staple doesn't catch on in Italy.


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

Dark skin and dark colour with with are perfect combination!


Blogger stephanie roberts said ... (5:21 PM) : 

i am surprised about the adidas i was in florence last month and you only see tourist in sneakers.

i like the bold look in his eyes though, with a confident attitude you can pull off most everything.


Anonymous kelli said ... (5:24 PM) : 

Great look, and love the jacket!


Blogger MariaTru said ... (5:39 PM) : 

Orange!!! Weee! So playful and elegant at the same time.


Anonymous J K said ... (5:49 PM) : 

I think white canvas Jack Purcells or Sperrys would have been a better choice.

While overall the outfit looks great, this is an ensemble in which you don't dare remove the jacket lest you be mistaken for a waiter!


Anonymous said ... (6:04 PM) : 

ooooh, haven't been here in so long, love the white and tangerine colors, soooo summmer!


Blogger Pret a Porter P said ... (6:19 PM) : 

This guys is so cool. He could be wearing almost anything and still look like the kind of guy you want to talk to you.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:29 PM) : 

The orange with white is great and he looks wonderful....until you get to the shoes! Just can't get with that look.


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

I don't understand how so many can disparage the man's sneakers. They are nicely designed, and with a little blue in them, they provide the perfect compliment to the orange jacket. Orange is such a strong statement, and the casualness of the sneakers softens it. It's also a question of comfort. I like to mix my converse sneakers with my jackets, but a nice, clean pair of adidas would be even more comfortable and unexpectedly stylish.


Anonymous honeybeeandme said ... (6:58 PM) : 




Anonymous Tracy said ... (7:22 PM) : 

This is interesting and stylish. The last slew of photos have been kind of boring or maybe I'm just losing interest.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:25 PM) : 

I love the outfit, but the sneakers have the most character. To me it says this gentleman knows what he likes and doesn't sacrifice comfort OR style - just redefines it. I also get the sense that he is active and modern... all from the choice of footwear with this outfit.

Also, I totally agree that the blue foils the orange jacket very well! It looks like he might have a white handkerchief with blue and orange detail in his pocket... anyone else see that?


Blogger Victoria and Danni said ... (7:33 PM) : 

definition of cool.



Blogger UESman said ... (7:52 PM) : 

he looks sooo comfortable in what he wears...and I'm not just saying that because he's wearing a pair of sneakers, he just looks totally at ease with the whole outfit.


Blogger Unknown said ... (8:12 PM) : 

I've always felt that sneakers can be worn in many summer situations. As long as they are brand new looking and not overly designed.


Anonymous ridwan said ... (8:18 PM) : 

he look's so fresh


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:42 PM) : 

i cannot agree.... It doesnot work for me... man his age only should wear sneakers either for the gym or running! and sockless of course...!


Blogger Jane said ... (9:06 PM) : 

This jacket is spectacular, and the combination with white very interesting. But I would have loved to see it with espadrilles.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:18 PM) : 

i agree! it's his refinement that makes it. he's beeeeauuuutiful.


Blogger J.Ro said ... (9:40 PM) : 

When orange is done right, you can start quite a fire. Bravo!!


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

He gives off an affluent man's vibe done right. I love that men can exude style such as this.
- Jacqueline Podewils
fashion columnist


Anonymous kristie ngg studios said ... (12:22 AM) : 

Just wanted to say I love your blog! I'm not usually too into the fashion scene but your images are just so inspiring - thanks! :)


Anonymous said ... (12:38 AM) : 

I'm lovin the orange blazer. Yes if he was wearing loafers then we might not have as much to comment on, but I think the loafers would of looked a little better!


Anonymous proletarian Great Gatsby said ... (4:05 AM) : 

Orange & White.The sun at dawn.Happy,mystic and Hermes.


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

I have to disagree on those shoes. There are much smarter sneakers on the market that would've stood out as the jacket does.


Blogger Hiroaki Nagahata said ... (4:57 AM) : 

i agree!!!
imagination is most important to enjoy fashion.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:21 AM) : 

yes yes YES! Totally interesting and modern...

Glad you featured this because for me the Sartorialist was getting too 'Loafer-fied' and Bourgeois/refined. Big/sports trainers are also more and more popular recently a la 90s...check out New Power Studio etc...

LOVE IT, thanks Sart I'm back on board.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:44 AM) : 

ah, yes, what a wonderful combination ..& what a beautiful man..


Blogger Unknown said ... (6:25 AM) : 

hehe the adidas!

That is a cool man!
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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:48 AM) : 

I hope I look this good when I am his age. This one still kicks; you better watch out!


Blogger brightlightsbigcity said ... (9:13 AM) : 

Oh that is amazing! Orange is one of my favorite colors although you do risk resembling a safety cone. He, however, wears this well.


Anonymous Big M said ... (9:42 AM) : 

I want that jacket!


Blogger Unknown said ... (9:45 AM) : 

He is so italian. A classy gent with style ,but youthful features like the sneaker or the great bright blazer.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:06 AM) : 

He is just perfect! Congrats.


Anonymous 21arms 9 said ... (10:40 AM) : 

aaawwwww he's married :(


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:40 AM) : 

I love his adidas shoes. I doubt this design is available in the States (I'm a girl, so I'm not sure about men's shoes). Comparatively, European footwear makers tend to design more casual and stylish sneakers, as opposed to the muscle shoes (just think adidas and PUMA vs. Nike). Partially, I think it's because Americans wear sneakers as sports gears rather than a fashion piece for walking around town. How many walking cities do we have in the US?!


Blogger Vintage Sundae said ... (11:04 AM) : 

I'm not sure about the sneakers... I love his jacket though!


Blogger joshylola said ... (12:15 PM) : 

Great linen jacket


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

This reminds me of a dear departed friend and mentor who rocked bright orange Adidas sneakers with hand tailored Japanese-inspired clothing. She wanted to be comfortable and look good and she always did.


Blogger Bell said ... (1:10 PM) : 

Muy elegante el cóctel para un señor que entiende seguro.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:21 PM) : 

You're right, the sneakers add something. He would look overdressed in loafers, and not as comfy. I love the jacket, linen, I'm guessing. It rocks.


Blogger Carmen said ... (1:56 PM) : 

I like the mixture of colors and that of shoes of sport allied to a really smart suit!
Great grandpa!


Anonymous fashionsdirtylaundry said ... (3:01 PM) : 

casual perfection


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

Actually, after looking at this picture a second time, I actually think that espadrilles or loafers wouldn't have worked nearly as well. They are simply too common and staid, or at least too expected. The sneakers on the other hand, lend themselves nicely with both the touch of blue while also extending the white motif to his feet. They make him seem more laid back, young and fit than if he were wearing a more traditional shoe.


Anonymous EmmaLee said ... (5:22 PM) : 

Way to be fresh and comfortable. I'm diggin' it.


Anonymous Yellow Penguin said ... (7:40 PM) : 

Strange choice of fashion but the white shoes, pants and shirt gives off a vibrant youth. Great spot!


Anonymous Tiffany said ... (9:21 PM) : 

I agree. The loafers would do this look no justice!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:05 PM) : 

He looks smashing in that jacket! A bold and confident look that he carries off well.


Blogger Star said ... (2:01 AM) : 

I *really hate* glompy sports shoes off the sports court. A slim pair of loafers, or even a pair of Wallabies for pete's sake, would have been so much better. On the other hand, the increasing years bring (sigh) annoying health problems, and he probably has foot pain. The practicalities of real life off the catwalk force compromises between our senses of style and the do-able.


Anonymous Daviddixit said ... (5:07 AM) : 

Yes, he might look less 'interesting', but he would look better !


Blogger bird of light said ... (7:03 AM) : 

I agree with the Sartorialist, and may I add this gentleman suits the vibrant orange and stark white, I love it! He really does look comfortable while staying chic. Tres cool!


Blogger Liz S said ... (9:00 AM) : 

Oooo no--people with runners on with anything other than a sports outfit is just so wrong. The mainstream American tourists have brought it to the world unfortunately. It started to happen in the 80s--people took them out of their context in such a non-artistic way. I am sure they do it for comfort for their aged feet but it just looks bad taste.

Surely there are other shoes that are just as comfortable?? If there isn't, someone should quickly make a good business plan for it. If you want to be cool or trendy or tasteful--runners are not it, IMHO.


Blogger mj smalley said ... (9:42 AM) : 

The shoes just confirm the gentleman's healthy lifestyle which shows in his face and physique and so completes the look.

A couch potato could NOT pull off this outfit.


Anonymous antique lover said ... (10:43 AM) : 

True true....with the sneakers he looks great but is casual and debonair!

Great blog!


Blogger mj smalley said ... (11:27 AM) : 

But, then I looked at what he's holding in his hand and am questioning the healthy lifestyle bit. Although, he does pull off the farce very well.


Blogger TheHypeAround... said ... (12:59 PM) : 

Such a refeshing and classy break from the standard khaki or seersucker ensemble. The color is beautiful againts skin that has seen the sun but is not overly burnt. And the choice of footwear, well, lets just say that the kids don't have a monopoly on how "rock the sneaks"


Blogger Mogens G. Andersen said ... (5:53 PM) : 

If you have to wear sneakers keep them clean!! This gent does. That's why they are still stylish with the white trousers and shirt.

Personally, though, I don't like to wear plastic on my feet. Or anywhere else on my body, for that matter.


Anonymous Joanna Herrick said ... (7:21 PM) : 

I loved this look so much that I ended up putting some items together from our store to help our customers get his look. And I linked them all to your blog in my post! We happen to have an orange sport coat in the store right now and I just hadn't thought of putting it together this way! Check it out!


Blogger Isabella said ... (7:32 AM) : 

i love this! it makes me want to be in italy with my family, but that's besides the point. i adore the color of his jacket! so great to see someone elderly still being very stylish! props to him!


Blogger ArtaXatrA said ... (9:40 AM) : 

Gonna have to agree with Star and Liz S on this one. As athletic shoes go, these aren't least they're clean and continue the white motif. But even for comfort, there are many, many better options than what he's got on. A white pair of Converse sneaks woulda gone well, I think. Athletic shoes need to stay in the gym where they belong...they don't flatter anybody.


Blogger Chris Dijksterhuis said ... (9:58 AM) : 

Italy reppin'Orange


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:50 AM) : 

He reminds me so much of Bob Hawke in his younger days.


Blogger JAV said ... (4:42 AM) : 

I'm sure he could spare that jacket. Give it to me. =)

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

What IS it about Italian men? This should look ridiculous, but this man looks handsome, sophisticated and sexy! (OK, he's probably handsome, sophisticated, and sexy no matter what he wears. :>)



Blogger Brummagem Joe said ... (7:31 AM) : 

......this guy looks knockout, absolutely knockout. The sneakers wouldn't be my thing but they work fine, in fact better than fine, and are very comfortable for shlepping around


Anonymous Carl A said ... (6:27 PM) : 

Were can a buy this sneakers?



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:33 PM) : 

a moment of casual repose, not a "pose" makes it so relaxing and refreshing


Blogger Directorial said ... (11:35 AM) : 

And I thought Mario Batali had a trademark on this color orange.


Blogger Felicita_K said ... (9:57 AM) : 

Very relaxing and fresh look. Don't consider about details... he's just positive!


Blogger Global Girl said ... (2:03 PM) : 

He makes cool look hot!


Blogger sisters in black frocks said ... (3:33 AM) : 

I wish more men would do this look...especially in america. one of my favorite parts of going to europe is seeing how men style their adidas. a good mix of casual-chic....this photo makes me think of kate moss in the 90's when she use to wear her adidas with dresses.


Blogger Kathleen said ... (7:18 PM) : 

"Nobody does it better, makes me feel sad for the rest"


Blogger BasicbutChic said ... (1:33 PM) : 

I really love the summer jacket not structured mainly the linen ones. This orange is sofantastic than this Sir made the excellent choice to wear only white shirt and pants with.


Anonymous saucony progid said ... (10:43 PM) : 

I like his shoes...cute...Adidas is a shoes for all times...^_^


Anonymous Jupiter Blauhut II said ... (3:52 AM) : 

For my taste cream low chucks with no socks (or a canvas Straight Tip Bal Oxford like they did wear in the 30ties on the tennis court with long whites) would have been more spiffy.


Blogger BedBeats said ... (4:10 AM) : 

Fantastically put together.


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