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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Knit Proportion, Florence

I've talked alot about the proper amount of shirtcuff to show with a suit.

Well, I think there's a similar proportion to consider with the relation of a shirtcuff to a knit.

I'm using the above image as a good standard.

ps. note how much better this gentleman looks with a fitted knit. Oversized knits aren't hiding anything.

Comments on "The Knit Proportion, Florence"


Blogger Nolita said ... (10:39 AM) : 

Love the combination of white and navy on men!


Blogger blake said ... (10:43 AM) : 

I also like the watch here. I've been avoiding wearing a watch for years, but this look is helping to change my mind. I think in the States watches are too often about the 'bling' factor. This timepiece is, rather, a statement to good taste.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:44 AM) : 

Handsome fellow! Great smile and i love that gray hair. Oh yeah, the sweater/shirt cuff thing is nice too.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:45 AM) : 

Agreed on all counts. Can we also agree that while showing the perfect amount of shirtcuff is essential, you should never, under any circumstances, reveal any shirt-tail? I see a lot of guys going untucked with a sweater. Just kills the look.


Blogger Kathleen said ... (10:49 AM) : 

This is, without a doubt, a perfect photograph! And also a perfect representation of what you are telling us or should I say teaching us?

How crisp and and lovely he looks, casually elegant. Oh how I love white and navy. And once again, a million dollar smile.

Perfection is a result of getting all the details right "times" a great attitude. This gentleman possesses all of these gifts. Love this Scott!


Blogger Bruce Barone said ... (10:51 AM) : 

Fitted--so true.

My fiance is always saying to me "You look a lot thinner and better in fitted shirts and sweaters than oversized!"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:53 AM) : 

if they aren't hiding anything you need to lose that little extra chub my friend.


Blogger FASHION SNAG said ... (10:57 AM) : 

He looks great with a fitted sweater and I like the proportions!


Anonymous IS THIS IT? models review said ... (10:58 AM) : 

I absolutely agree - about cuffs; and about fitted knits.
PS the only problem I personally have, is that I'm 1.93 / 74 kg and I LOVE FITTED SHIRTS too! but most of the times to be long enough they're something like XXL... so hard to find shirts with sleeves long how much I like and perfectly fitting. :(


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:01 AM) : 

Navy, classic fir, perfection.


Blogger Sarah Justine said ... (11:01 AM) : 

Great sweater. Beautiful Picture.


Blogger Jorge from W Palm Beach said ... (11:07 AM) : 

Completely agree. Always nice to see the shirt cuff pop up beyond the sweater sleeve, somehow it completes the picture. Also, for some reason, clothes for the american market are cut so large, that it is difficult to get this fit, unless one buys the tailored cut, or a vintage piece. Great picture! Jorge from WPB


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:08 AM) : 

Good Advise on the fitted knit Sar and cuff exposure, something ha ve always been very conscious of making sure is PROPER.

I love the Summa' to Fall transiton between weights on the frabrics and in between colors, hinting to both seasons.



Blogger Will @ Bright.Bazaar said ... (11:11 AM) : 

I agree - fitted all the way.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:24 AM) : 

Fitted knits always look so sexy!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:26 AM) : 

I like the proportion of the sleeve showing to the sweater too, it looks great. Thanks for helping us all.


Blogger knitlit kate said ... (11:32 AM) : 

agreed: this is the perfect fit for a gentleman's knit pullover. just as fred astaire would have worn it.


Anonymous jimjims said ... (11:46 AM) : 

The sizing on this knit is perfect. Looks really sharp.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:49 AM) : 

definitely a gentleman.
great smile. genuine.

The Covetist


Blogger amber lynn said ... (11:50 AM) : 

i totally agree. a great look.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:57 AM) : 

dammit my mother was right all alone about how smart navy sweaters are!


Blogger knitlit kate said ... (11:58 AM) : 

agreed: this is exactly how a gentleman should wear a knit pullover. just as fred astaire would have worn it!


Blogger L.Jegers said ... (11:59 AM) : 

I'm a sucker for those army-type watches.


Blogger Bell said ... (12:14 PM) : 

Sleek, handsome .... I really like.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:20 PM) : 

This is of course so important in my opinion. Especially with nice watches like this one.

Doesnt really matter how long the sleeves of your shirt are, just pull the sweaters sleeves. The good lenght is smth like until we can just see the cuff buttons.


Blogger Lauren said ... (12:24 PM) : 

What a fantastic smile. His pullover really attributes to the importance of fit.

Hand drawn:


Blogger Paula said ... (12:30 PM) : 

here is so many inspirations!

have a nice time!


Blogger Style Realist said ... (12:41 PM) : 

im definitely an advocate of fitted knits for guys...girls can get away with loose knits b/c it fits that hippie, carefree "look", but i prefer to see my guys more polished...


Blogger The Red Umbrella said ... (12:48 PM) : 

A wonderful fit!


Blogger Unknown said ... (1:15 PM) : 

Well stated. I feel out of whack when my cuffs do not show under a sweater. Besides that, I like to have a bit of contrast colour there.


Blogger ricola said ... (1:16 PM) : 

I am very much looking forward to sweater weather.


Blogger thwany said ... (1:22 PM) : 

i love his grey hair


Blogger The Original Swedish Blonde! said ... (1:30 PM) : 

His attitude seems fabulous. Attitude is the first thing I notice....LOL


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

Isn't it summertime in Italy? I can't help but feel ill when I see these guys all bundled up in the heat.


Blogger Tipsformywardrobe said ... (2:21 PM) : 

Elegance, white and navy colour are perfect combination.


Blogger Tipsformywardrobe said ... (2:22 PM) : 

Elegance, Combination of white and navy is perfect!


Anonymous Jenn said ... (2:37 PM) : 

Honestly, as a knitter, I've got to say, that's NOT a fitted pullover. Snug, yes, but look at the bunched fabric in the underarm. Overall, though, a good look, love the cuffs peeking out.


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

Great observation, I started wearing seaters a lot more last year and found myself subscribing to this.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:48 PM) : 

I agree! over sized sweaters AND over sized thread that makes for a bulky sweater.... neither are good. this also has the smaller arm hole that also makes for a narrower torso silhouette. it's all working for him!


Blogger Prutha Raithatha said ... (2:51 PM) : 

he is honestly seriously hot!!!! is it ok to say that for a man maybe twice my age? crap!! i need therapy


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:54 PM) : 

would love to see men's kilts or skirts in vogue (were they ever?). I'm thinking grey, worsted wool, with a great dress shirt and tie ... for work, NYC corporate. Asking too much, right?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:55 PM) : 

Looove the shot!
his smile,
his hair,
his tan,
Ah Navy&White you
Cannot go wrong!
Can you?!


Blogger Unknown said ... (3:17 PM) : 

Thank you! smiles.


Blogger Stephanie said ... (3:35 PM) : 

Great smile :] & Really handsome!


Blogger Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said ... (3:45 PM) : 

Oh yes! I wish more men knew it's about the right fit.


Blogger green lantern said ... (5:13 PM) : 

Good point and what do you think about knit sleeves scrunched up the arm or folded back at the shirt cuff. I like knits unfolded at cuff, if over a shirt. I like sleeves scrunched if over a tee. Remember our Dad's half folded under sleeves on their Alpaca sweaters??!!


Anonymous Aurelien said ... (5:30 PM) : 

what a fantastic smile! He's one of those rare beings that whatever he will look amazing. His personality outshines.


Anonymous John Wesley said ... (5:32 PM) : 

Yes! Perfect proportions. Great fit.
Larger opening neck size is so much nicer than American uptight crewnecks. Shows more shirt collar.

Is there any human on Earth who does not look good in navy and white?

Entire photo is a gorgeous color study.



Blogger Paula Fraile (Ms. Monk) said ... (6:16 PM) : 

Great sweater and great smile!!!!!!
I love this picture!!! :-P


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:23 PM) : 

I find it very difficult to wear a nice knit because I'm tall and I also have very long arms and a broad back so I tend to look very square. I do love the way it looks on a very slim person.It just looks good.


Blogger Karen Wallace said ... (6:29 PM) : 

Love the smile, blue and white!!! Warmly, Karen


Blogger I V E S T I T I ! said ... (6:47 PM) : 

All very true.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:47 PM) : 



Blogger Nina said ... (6:52 PM) : 

He looks great, I love the combination of dark blue and white. And those watches are perfect.


Blogger Divina Moça said ... (7:47 PM) : 

Beautiful picture and combination white + navy is Great.



Blogger RawBeautyRawSoul said ... (8:25 PM) : 

I agree sometimes big clothes make a person look worse. They do not always cover the troubled area if you know what I mean.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:28 PM) : 

What kind of shirt is this?


Blogger Brummagem Joe said ... (8:37 PM) : 

Always show a bit of cuff out of your sweater sleeves. And yep, fitted is the way to go although some leeway is allowed with a more rustic sweater like the Arran, but then when you're wearing one of these no one is going to be paying much attention to your fashion sense.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:50 PM) : 

Knits all around. A closet staple for sure!


Blogger Eugenia Woods said ... (8:51 PM) : 

Classy dude...


Anonymous Gregory Mount said ... (10:07 PM) : 

It looks like about twice as much cuff as one would show if wearing a suit. Does that sound about right? If so, why are they different? Does it have to do with the amount of shirt you can see sticking out of the top (not including the collar)? I agree that this gentleman's aesthetic works, but I'm curious about why it works.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:52 PM) : 

Nice Audemars Piguet!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:19 PM) : 



Blogger Kyle said ... (11:32 PM) : 

Classic and cool. I'm looking forward to the cooler fall weather so I can bring out my sweaters. You can't go wrong with this style in most settings.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:10 AM) : 

how are these people wearing knits in august! I can't believe no one else noticed.. although I have to admit i wish the weather in New York right now could let us wear jackets and sweaters again! Very smart and stylish fellow.


Blogger Leigh said ... (1:16 AM) : 

i love nautical inspired looks!


Blogger Lisa Petrarca said ... (2:29 AM) : 

The fitted knit makes him look very thin.


Anonymous EVA CAR said ... (2:32 AM) : 

Perfect fitted!! That's it!
Guys we do not need your knit reveal us the shape of all your hard muscles or nipples (in the case of some extreme fitted knits..)


Blogger MELISSA Z. said ... (3:34 AM) : 

he's so elegant, wow! Great pic!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:12 AM) : 

This man is gorgeous! There is something incredibly charming about his smile. Not to mention that he obviously knows how to dress well.


Blogger Unknown said ... (4:20 AM) : 

Great colour combo.

Not sure how many people wear baggy knits though? Again may be a cultural thing.


Blogger Jane See said ... (6:48 AM) : 

Amazing smile!


Blogger Louise said ... (6:55 AM) : 

With a smile like that you could pretty much wear anything!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:59 AM) : 

I have shortish arms, I can show a bit of cuff with my jackets thanks to some tailoring, however, it is much more difficult with a a jumper. What to do?


Blogger said ... (7:16 AM) : 

Absolutely true! Oversided knits as frumpy, fitted shows class! xxxxxxxxx


Blogger KC said ... (7:49 AM) : 

i like the shortness of the knit here.


Blogger Mogens G. Andersen said ... (8:33 AM) : 

I totally agree!


Anonymous Christian said ... (11:03 AM) : 

It's a cashmere and silk Brunello cucinelli jumper: I've got the same, it fits very well!



Blogger AFJ said ... (11:21 AM) : 

Perfect fit. Love the combination of white and navy.



Blogger anthony said ... (11:54 AM) : 

I think the jersey is too short! He has a magnificent hair colour.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:10 PM) : 

See how beautiful this man's smile is!! He has class-no matter how he dresses. He makes his outfit...makes you wonder what was his life like, who is he etc etc. Great shot!!


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

Yes, I noticed how everyone is bundled up in the sweltering Italian heat, but my comment was vetoed. I have no idea how they pull it off (?)


Blogger Ninjagaiden78 said ... (1:23 PM) : 

I am not into white pants, but this guy rocks it very well.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:42 PM) : 

great picture
beautifull knit


Blogger Nicola said ... (8:22 PM) : 

Ah, but if you lived in San Francisco, knits are de rigeur, as we have so much fog to contend with and the how much the Bay breezes often take us!The Ray-Bans are an optimistic nod for the sunshine and gentlemanly discretion...xx ~N.


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

Watch is an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore, MSRP in the U.S. is $22k


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

Just a character... the grey hair.. wispy goat and weathered like a man that had worked hard in the elements for many years... and yet stylish.. wears the sweater well... liked the comment of the young girl thinking he was hot and she needed therapy... too funny...


Anonymous Archibald said ... (4:58 AM) : 

So true. The only proper way to wear a knit.


Anonymous Lauren Partington said ... (10:55 AM) : 

Absolutely perfect.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:57 PM) : 

isn't it too much hot to wear this kind of knit in Florence?


Blogger Connie Staccato said ... (8:05 AM) : 

I love his hair because I HAVE that hair (I'm female). Looks wonderful with deep navy...I'm going to rethink my basics.


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

Nice AP watch.


Anonymous mens designer t shirts said ... (11:51 AM) : 

That sweater look expensive!


Blogger crowsfeet said ... (3:11 PM) : 

He is so delightful that it hardly matters how nicely his shirt and sweater combine. I can't get enough of his smile - and his smile lines.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:05 PM) : 

SOO important to remember that oversized knits aren't hiding anything!!!!!

this man's face is so beautiful


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:52 PM) : 

Does anyone know what kind of shirt this is?


Anonymous Lee Oliveira said ... (1:45 AM) : 

Great style..
He has a impeccable sense of fashion..
or should I say Scott.. you have god eyes?!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:45 AM) : 

What really makes this look is his smile. He has such natural style and elegance and his happiness is contagious.
By the way, I love your blog and check it almost every day! thanks for the inspiration


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

He look nice :) I like his smile !



Blogger J.Ro said ... (4:21 AM) : 

His gorgeous smile makes this look Nantucket nice instead of Nantucket nasty!


Blogger Ome said ... (5:33 AM) : 

Pequignet watches! love it!


Blogger Brillante Interiors said ... (10:04 PM) : 

Totally agree with you.


Blogger Kristian said ... (1:24 AM) : 

It looks like an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore "Rubberclad" to me. The watch, that is.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:32 PM) : 

....and sporting a Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore with rubber strap completes the look. granted he couldn't get the thing under the cuff;)


Blogger la.p pessoa said ... (8:11 PM) : 

this's what I'm talking about!!!!!


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