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Friday, July 02, 2010

On the Street... Pocket Square & Tee Shirt, Florence

I really love the overall feel of this look, but the element that really caught my eye was the idea of a pocket square worn with a tee shirt.

On paper I would say it never works, but when you see it done like this it's quite reasonable.

Comments on "On the Street... Pocket Square & Tee Shirt, Florence"


Blogger m. said ... (9:25 AM) : 

amazing! my favourite combination of colours. grey, beige and white. a really relaxed look.


Blogger Light Stealer said ... (9:25 AM) : 

Loving this look. Aren't Italian men the best? ;P
Seriously, pretty charming :)


Anonymous Lee Oliveira said ... (9:25 AM) : 

Love his look Scott..
I want his sunglasses!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:26 AM) : 

I loved the style!


Blogger Cristina said ... (9:30 AM) : 

fantastic! I love it.
I'd like to ask you a question because it has so much experience in this fashion.
Is it possible for someone with curves to become known for its style and is also necessary to have a perfect body?
Thank you very much for your blog, I'm a big fan.


Blogger Jennie Nguyen said ... (9:34 AM) : 

love the blazer!



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:34 AM) : 

That is a very handsome look. What kind of bracelets are those? That seems to be the surprise in the look.


Blogger Jason Laucht said ... (9:35 AM) : 

he is hot! but i just cant wear such things in this really hot overkill weather!

oohh papi!


Blogger Judith Ross said ... (9:36 AM) : 

Hmmf. I guess those Italian men can pull off just about anything! He looks great.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:41 AM) : 

just for this we could leave Paris for Italy!


Blogger Yeah! Street Style said ... (9:42 AM) : 

I really love this combinations of a basic item, like the tee, and a fancy one, like the blazer.



Blogger Unknown said ... (9:42 AM) : 

I can totally dig this one! Clean and fresh and handsome too. This is a sophisticated yet casual look that lends itself perfectly for summer.


Blogger The Photodiarist said ... (9:52 AM) : 

Very clean, pared down, elegant but yet relaxed and comfortable.


Blogger The Baker said ... (9:52 AM) : 

This works great on him! The one thing I would have to say is this would never look good with poor quality pieces-everything has to be top quality to really make it shine.


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

The perfect summer attire. He's not too shabby either.


Blogger paristempslibre said ... (10:03 AM) : 

i love the jacket and the colors!!!
this makes him look so young!


Blogger Jorge from W Palm Beach said ... (10:03 AM) : 

I use this look sans the pocket square simply because of the weather. I would say that it works, but not sure I would try it. I like that he is wearing it with a cotton jacket, which is also very casual. Jorge from WPB


Blogger V.V. said ... (10:03 AM) : 

And it works perfectly!! very classy-fresh summer look


Blogger The Original Swedish Blonde! said ... (10:09 AM) : 

I like the whole look especially the bracelets. Trying to magnify them..."lol"


Blogger Klever Girl said ... (10:13 AM) : 

Oh, this most definitely works! On a color scale, it's fun to see how these tones are so distant from each other, yet meeting in a happy center.


Blogger Soren Lorensen said ... (10:17 AM) : 

it really does work


Blogger Alice Olive said ... (10:19 AM) : 

I love the clean colours. Minimal. Fresh and Summery. Lovely.


Blogger SabinePsynopsis said ... (10:20 AM) : 

So cool, and (I see) a bit of Mr Goldblum in him...


Anonymous marie claire said ... (10:23 AM) : 

simply wonderful!


Blogger Alicja said ... (10:25 AM) : 

Wonderful look! Nice colour combination makes his outfit great for summer time, and individual accessories complete the look. I like it a lot :)


Blogger JoewardM said ... (10:30 AM) : 

he knows how to WERQ the look. :]


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

fabulous... but what is her wearing on his feet?


Blogger Bojan said ... (10:56 AM) : 

Very elegant!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:17 AM) : 

There is nothing more handsome than a man in aviators.


Blogger Bell said ... (11:17 AM) : 

very chic, simple and elegant.


Blogger FASHION SNAG said ... (11:42 AM) : 

I like the gray tee color combined with the tan of the jacket.


Blogger KristiMcMurry said ... (11:48 AM) : 

seems like all the men you find have outstanding facial hair...I mean, in my opinion. I guess scruff isn't for everyone.


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

I agree with everyone, great look. My question is about the material of the pants? I think what pulls this off is the slim, lean cut of everything on a lean, undoubtedly somewhat tall man. Good materials of course don't hurt.


Anonymous Círculo Yarns - Brazil said ... (12:03 PM) : 

I enjoyed the classy handkerchief on the pocket... specailly the square folding.


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

I love how the pocket square echoes the colour in the tee. Sort of ties the colours together. The whole thing looks really graceful on him.


Blogger Unknown said ... (12:14 PM) : 

I love these bright colors. The buttons form comes back on the pattern of the pocket square. I think the idea works.


Blogger Francesca Robertson said ... (12:17 PM) : 

ya i LOVE THAT YOU COMMENT ON YOUR PICTURES NOWW!!! yes i love this look. i love how the scarf matches the shirt and the white pants give it such a crisp look

F <-- Texas gal bloggin fashion from NYC!



Anonymous carole said ... (12:18 PM) : 

Just gorgeous...and I love the bracelets!


Blogger Ninjagaiden78 said ... (12:28 PM) : 

That grey T-shirt, pocket square, and tan jacket is killing it!
Dope stuff.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:34 PM) : 

46664 Nelson Mandela charity bangle... Viva South Africa Viva! This man has soul


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:36 PM) : 

what a look! effortless and refreshing!


Blogger The Red Umbrella said ... (12:42 PM) : 

He looks dashing!


Anonymous John Wesley said ... (12:45 PM) : 

Why wouldn't a pocket square work?

There is nothing inherently formal/casual about one. They are stylistically neutral, but pack a huge visual wallop!

Without, this outfit would look unfinished, and lose 80% of its pzazz.

There is almost no excuse for NOT wearing a handkerchief or pocket square!!!
This applies to suits, blazers, sportcoats alike.

--John Wesley


Blogger amy said ... (12:47 PM) : 

Pure fabulosity.


Blogger J.Ro said ... (12:53 PM) : 

Now this look is me. Sartorialist, how does one concoct the perfect 'I'm eclectic' bracelet ensemble like his? I want to do it, but I feel like I'll choose wrong and look goofy.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:58 PM) : 

Great color pallet. I came up with a similar one on my own last summer, but do it with more casual clothes.


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

pocket square is fine with this look. it's all the stuff around his wrists that takes the whole look down a notch.


Blogger renaud roubaudi said ... (1:22 PM) : 

He look's like me !


Blogger Composite Art & Design said ... (1:25 PM) : 

This muted pastel colour scheme works well for this season!


Anonymous Jennifer - Stylish Clin d'Oeil said ... (1:26 PM) : 

so fresh, so cool! style très épuré, et très smart! Love it!!


Blogger Uriel Marroquin said ... (1:31 PM) : 

I'm agree with you


Blogger Emma Hoareau said ... (1:36 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:44 PM) : 

Florence Vice? Sonny is calling, he wants his look back.


Blogger The Corner Of My Eye said ... (1:46 PM) : 

And what about his bracelets? Doesn't he has something what reminds a flower?! looks so nice!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:49 PM) : 

i dont get why a pocket square wouldnt work with a t shirt. sport coats, even double breasted coats, work with t shirts.

the best thing about this look is the contrast between the beges of his outfit and the tan on his skin.


Blogger Unknown said ... (1:59 PM) : 

Who is he? :)


Blogger fig said ... (2:23 PM) : 

so relaxed, so sophisticated, so in love w/Italian men!


Blogger Madame en noire said ... (2:26 PM) : 



Blogger Gaby said ... (2:40 PM) : 

gorgeous outfit!


Blogger Juan Manuel Trejo Sánchez said ... (2:56 PM) : 

Simply great!


Blogger Andre Gorr said ... (3:19 PM) : 

GREAT SHOT! and dapper guy!
thanks for sharing!


Anonymous Namina Kamara said ... (3:56 PM) : 

amazing i just love it :)


Blogger brightlightsbigcity said ... (4:17 PM) : 

the color palate is so calming. his bracelets are amazing and unique-reminds me of the ones i used to make for my friends at camp.


Blogger Miiicha said ... (4:41 PM) : 

Fresh look, I like it!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:47 PM) : 

Stunning! Love the soft tones and salt and pepper hair! xo


Blogger Johanna Urban said ... (4:55 PM) : 

Love this style on men!

Johanna, Sweden


Anonymous ProstoTak said ... (5:40 PM) : 

No doubt in my mind... this qualifies as totally rad. I'll have to take a page from his book and try this one out myself.


Anonymous J. Fonte said ... (5:47 PM) : 

what really pulls it all together with his muted grays? the wisps of grays in his hair!!!! beautiful photo.


Blogger 46664Bangle said ... (6:17 PM) : 

Excited and delighted to see this elegant dresser wearing the official 46664 Bangle on his wrist! Yes, this man is gorgeous, has style, AND he cares about making a difference. Thank you for your support!


Blogger klandesteen said ... (7:17 PM) : 

I really like his wrist wear.


Anonymous HW90 said ... (7:41 PM) : 

Perfect. Perfect colors, perfect for the season and perfect accessories. I like a look that seems like maybe the person took an extra 5 minutes of thought, not an extra 45.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:31 PM) : 

I think what makes the pocket square work so well is the relaxed pattern. The first thing that caught my eye though was the bracelets. The bracelets are incredibly eclectic, but look great together with the rest of the outfit.


Anonymous cee said ... (8:43 PM) : 

i totally agree!
It really works out; I especially like the colour complements all together.


Blogger kukla said ... (9:07 PM) : 

In Europe there really only two kinds of men, the Italians and those who want to be Italian. :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:20 PM) : 

love! he looks like a cool guy


Blogger André said ... (9:41 PM) : 

That´s class!


Blogger Renz said ... (9:58 PM) : 

So suave. Perfect Italian style.


Blogger Liz S said ... (10:28 PM) : 

So cool, calm and casually elegant. The light in your photo is divine.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:34 PM) : 

This is a great look! Puts the class in casual.


Blogger Semi Expat said ... (10:39 PM) : 

Mmmm - delicious.... very hot - he looks amazing - laid back and with style.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:30 AM) : 

Is it just me or does this guy look exactly like George Clooney


Blogger P.M. said ... (12:49 AM) : 

Such italian perfection, love it. He makes it look so effortless, especially with those bracelets he's wearing. Really cool summer look.



Blogger ComputerBackpack said ... (1:56 AM) : 

wow. he looks hot! good look.


Blogger Cullen Mo said ... (2:31 AM) : 

I feel like this look is perfectly put together except for the unnecessary bracelets around his wrist. They seem way too fussy for the simplicity of the overall look.


Blogger kara lynn said ... (2:43 AM) : 

this is fantastic. i would never have thought of it myself. classic.


Blogger MELISSA Z. said ... (3:28 AM) : 

Love this combo of colors, so chic!


Blogger Unknown said ... (3:37 AM) : 

it's because the guy's got swagger. - nice colour combination too, it's unexpectedly simple and nice, without being boring - the grey t-shirt does it all, any other colour wouldn't be as chic.


Blogger Stela James said ... (5:42 AM) : 

its nice and interesting.

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Blogger F3 said ... (8:32 AM) : 

I love it - I wish the men in toronto can pull this off w/o looking like trash

Kate for f3


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:20 AM) : 

I also agree with you. Lovely fit. Lovely pallette.

But SHAVE heaven's sake! His beard makes him look dirty.


Anonymous Men's Fashion 101 said ... (10:20 AM) : 

Love the jacket.


Blogger teresweetstyle said ... (12:01 PM) : 

wow! amazing men!
I love her style and he is very handsome :P
kisses from


Blogger Unknown said ... (12:07 PM) : 

and no one should knock the beard! I think it possibly makes the look as much as the divine jacket x


Blogger Unknown said ... (12:07 PM) : 

This outfit is beautifully and thoughtfully put together, well-made, elegant clothes, lovely colour palette etc but what makes it for me is this guys attitude. He seems so relaxed, nonchalant and confident in what he is wearing. If more men, no scrap that, more people could wear there clothes in such a sure-of-themselves way then no one would have a problem being stylish. It is so true that no matter how chic or how trashy ones clothes are, true style is an innate thing that some people possess and some people just don't.

Your blog is so interesting and intelligently written, I am a huge fan. X


Anonymous dodz said ... (12:59 PM) : 

i really love this look so rich man i like that.


Blogger Louis Duke Photography said ... (1:10 PM) : 

interesting touch with the bracelets, no?


Blogger Sarah said ... (1:46 PM) : 

What caught my eye first was the little leather(?) flower bracelet. Seems oddly girlish, unless I'm missing something here, but it is a brave move for texture and richer browns.

I have no problem with a pocket square and T-shirt. Would like to see it done more, as long as it's with confidence! If your jacket suits a tee, then a pocket square can suit them both.


Blogger Global Girl said ... (1:58 PM) : 

So this is what relaxed fabulous looks like!


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

Need a how-to here.

White pants are the rage right now, including white jeans.

But how to wear them without revealing your briefs or more? Thre's always that contrast between flesh and white.


Blogger agnes szucs said ... (3:13 PM) : 

I think the little circles and the collection of all kinds of bracelets, especially the little flower, make it casual enough to be worn with a tee.
Gotta go to Firenze!


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

Perfect outfit for a yacht or summer city engagement. I myself would make it a little more edgy with urban style t-shirt under the blazer and vintage jeans with loafers. I love Urban Tees. This look is still official nonetheless. Keep them coming.


Anonymous sanmiguelense said ... (6:14 PM) : 

It is all about the bracelets. The flower looks like it could be silver from Taxco. Vintage.
However, i always judge a man by his shoes. I bet he's wearing some really good brogues without socks or some faded espadrilles.


Blogger Unknown said ... (8:29 PM) : 

A Jacket makes everything look sexy.



Blogger Tereneh Idia said ... (9:16 PM) : 

Tonal, texture and the elegant attitude. Perfect.


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

I check in about once a week here and I love that there is so many new images that inspire me for summer. Its going to be a good one!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:22 PM) : 

To Anonymous who asked for
"Need a how-to here".

White pants are the rage right now, including white jeans.

But how to wear them without revealing your briefs or more? Thre's always that contrast between flesh and white.

I do wear a lot of white, different fit pants,(work permits), but, to avoid brief lines and visible extra layer of fabric underneath, i do wear cod piece or male G-string in light gray - it works better - white sometimes gives more contrast look, in fine jersey, and this works well in hot weather above 27C, and helps to avoid embarassment going "commando", when you wear tight low cut jeans... - you always are in great shape, and look sharp...
Hope it helps


Anonymous Ricardo Hernandez said ... (12:16 AM) : 

Such an inspiration for classic menswear!
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Anonymous kelli said ... (12:24 AM) : 

Perfection! Love this look.


Blogger Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said ... (5:51 AM) : 

Ah I was just about to say! When one thinks of a pokcet square and a t-shirt it all seems kidn of wrong, yet this gentleman looks perfect and teh whole idea of this pocket square looks like the most natural thing. Must be the color scheme and fabric coordination. Bravo!


Blogger TheStreetFashion5xpro said ... (6:26 AM) : 

love this look...great class


Anonymous woman of a certain age said ... (9:01 AM) : 

Miami Vice Italian style.Very cool.


Blogger Natalia said ... (10:39 AM) : 

great simplicity! and those colors:) Florence<3!!!

The (im)Perfect Harmony


Blogger Sophie said ... (10:52 AM) : 

Great look at the gentleman!!


Blogger Sophie said ... (10:54 AM) : 

Great look at the gentleman!!


Anonymous xtreme NO said ... (11:54 AM) : 

Reallllly great look at the gentleman!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:54 PM) : 

great mix of colours


Anonymous Archibald said ... (4:05 PM) : 

...In other words, don't ever discard a type of ensamble by judging it, on paper.


Blogger Unknown said ... (4:15 PM) : 

This man look so simply but the realy is that he is so sofisticated...


Anonymous katyE said ... (4:47 PM) : 

This look and man is gorgeous! I worked in a high end men´s clothing store here in Norway for 12 years, and there is nothing like men in good clothes. I love the leather flower bracelet! I am imagining that it belongs to his beautiful Italian wife that had it holding her hair -but took it out for him and gave it to him to "hold".


Blogger Unknown said ... (6:09 PM) : 

nicely done. simple and chic


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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:19 PM) : 

Pure and simple.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:06 PM) : 

all is lovely except the T-shirt needs to have more contrast to the jacket.


Anonymous garbagelapsap said ... (12:22 AM) : 

oh wow , he look so stylish !


Anonymous proletarian Great Gatsby said ... (4:03 AM) : 

You're right.The reality is more perfect(and imaginary)than theory.


Blogger IrregularBlond said ... (4:35 AM) : 

I don't know how old is he but looks young and experienced sametime. Very elegant!


Blogger Román Iglesias said ... (5:52 AM) : 

Love clair look but I bet for blacj this summer


Anonymous Joanna Roman said ... (6:42 AM) : 

The MAN looks great, and I do really admire and respect the balance he keeps between masculinity and feminity of particular elements of his outfit: the braclet with flower'y element, the delicate colours of T-shirt, jacket, trousers and almost feminine pattern of pocket - square. All these with his beard, male- face still stays in frame. Chapeu bas!


Blogger Cari Hislop said ... (6:42 AM) : 

Totally perfect semi-casual wear! I love that pocket handkerchief, but also those bracelets...I don't normally think men should wear more than a watch on their wrist, but this guy has carried it off, but I suspect he could walk down the street in menswear from the late 17th century all beribboned silk finery and look the epitome of masculinity.


Blogger Sootjeelina said ... (7:00 AM) : 

I love his look, the colour of his jacket is just wonderfull

xoxo Sootjeelina <3


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

this outfit is very cool and chic, but it's the 46664 bracelet that tells us that he is a seriously classy gentleman. 46664 was mandela's jail cell number on robben island. big ups to south africa!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:51 PM) : 

he's dangerously close to being on Miami Vice...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:52 PM) : 

I want him to get a haircut, a long-ish buzz cut would make him look HOT, right now it looks like he is fighting "age" by wearing it grown-out, and it's not working


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:56 AM) : 

This is a great look, he successfully pulls off the tee.
I also love how the pattern on his pocket square almost mimics the colour and design of the buttons on his jacket sleeves. Little things like that put a smile on my face.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:37 AM) : 

This parisian he's so italian


Blogger Unknown said ... (4:10 PM) : 

vintage Ascher scarves screen printed in London in the 70's make the coolest pocket square


Anonymous jeremy said ... (8:34 AM) : 

The sunglasses and accessories are great too.


Anonymous Megan said ... (2:19 PM) : 

I agree about the pocket square, but what caught my eye the most was the gray color. I would never have paired cream, white and gray together, but somehow this look proves me wrong. What a sophisticated combination.


Blogger Kathleen said ... (4:29 PM) : 

I just love how Italian men wear the very cool and sexy accessories. His outfit is sublime and is hair, beard and sunglasses perfect. He is perfect! So cool and unfettered.


Blogger Christina said ... (5:44 PM) : 

I love this guy. He totally pulls it off. My hubby would scoff if I told him to wear a pocket square in a jacket over a t-shirt, but it really looks great.


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

Just an amazing look! So fresh, stylish and cool. Love italian man!


Blogger ~chetna~ said ... (8:22 AM) : 

oh yes..
the pocket square..the jacket..tee / white pants or jeans or whatever they are..collection of silver & other stuff at his wrist..


Blogger JSHayes said ... (7:21 PM) : 

Wow! Everything about this man is appealing. I would SO love to have drinks and cigarettes with him - and I don't even smoke! :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:12 AM) : 

i like it very much very stunning


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

Absolutely perfect...!!!


Anonymous Oprah Winfrey said ... (1:40 AM) : 

These are so appealing for a man. There are many more styles though that are attractive.


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