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Monday, August 09, 2010

On the Street....Rugged & Refined, Florence

Rugged and refined, think Steve McQueen or Gene Kelly.

Comments on "On the Street....Rugged & Refined, Florence"


Blogger Sorawit L. PULSAWASD said ... (9:27 AM) : 



Blogger Gon said ... (9:31 AM) : 

I like his look, he looks impecable!

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Blogger Julia said ... (9:33 AM) : 

I love it!!!


Blogger Soren Lorensen said ... (9:33 AM) : 

like where the trousers hang from

and he wears it well


Anonymous Lee Oliveira said ... (9:33 AM) : 

Loving the colors on him Scott!
His skin tone has worked out beautifully with pale blue. White and brown.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:35 AM) : 

Definitely not Italian.


Blogger Karen in VA (was CT) said ... (9:44 AM) : 

Isn't it hot over there now? These guys wear sports jackets in the heat?


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

Unusually baggy & loose fitting for Italy!
The white trousers seem a bit stark with the jacket....


Blogger Kathleen said ... (9:51 AM) : 

Good morning,

I am old enough to know and love the work, and personal style of both of these iconoclasts you have referenced today.

Yes, this gentleman evokes the "To Hell With You All" spirit of both men, but especially Steve McQueen for me. Maybe it's because this could be McQueen, except the beard would be a bit more scruffy, standing here if he were still with us.

I love this man's outfit, or should I say complete look?, from head to toe.

My husband has a pair of Allen Edmond Chukka boots he's owned for at least 10 years. They are his favorite pair of shoes! He is a doctor and wears them to work with the usual doctor fair, and to this day receives compliments on these shoes every time he wears them.

The last time I took them to the Cobbler for an overhaul, our Cobbler paused and actually stroked the leather and said: "You know, Edmonds doesn't make his Chukka boots like this anymore, these are gorgeous". I've had many a conversation with my Cobbler about shoes, but only twice in over thirty years, has he actually stopped to talk and admire a pair of our shoes.

This man's shoes, Chukka Boots?, look older and very well taken are of. I like this about a person. Taking care of the precious accessories they have purchased over the years. Good leather only gets better looking and richer with patina as the years go by. Great photograph Scott!


Blogger Nong Bee said ... (9:53 AM) : 

liked that his jacket matches his shoes.


Blogger Kathleen said ... (9:55 AM) : 

Well, so far nobody gets it. Perhaps too young to remember? This is a tried and true look. Yes, the beard kind of throws you off even for Italy because of the length. But still, Google these men Scott has referenced before commenting. Scott has it right on the button!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:56 AM) : 

Looks like Scott has found my dream man...


Blogger LadyNoir said ... (10:08 AM) : 

Lovely man:)


Anonymous Well Done said ... (10:16 AM) : 

he just needs some tap shoes.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:16 AM) : 

"...think Steve McQueen or Gene Kelly"

More like think Grizzly Adams. This guy has 'Renaissance Faire' written all over him. I expect him to cry out 'huzzah' at any moment!


Blogger heidiaddisonhem said ... (10:17 AM) : 

Gene Kelly was/is the best icon!
Although I'm not a great fan of musicals, I wouldn't be without "An American in Paris", where you can see what a multi talented artist he was! Here you can see where Michael Jackson found inspiration for style and dance moves. :)


Blogger Unknown said ... (10:28 AM) : 

Beige, pale blue, brown. Nice colour palette, really.


Blogger Lauren said ... (10:47 AM) : 

I am continually delighted by the men you feature on your blog, Scott. It is a quality to admire and emulate when worn objects are treated as meaningful items to be taken care of and loved for as long as possible. It's clear that there are elements of that in this picture (the Chukkas, definitely!). He'd look just as at home in this corduroy jacket as he would in a leather piece on top of a hog, McQueen style.

Hand drawn:


Anonymous D R E W said ... (10:51 AM) : 

rugged and HOT is more like it... i'm always a fan of a full beard.


Blogger Allen - East Hampton said ... (10:53 AM) : 



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

Signore Satorialist,

Love love love your blog. It occurred to me, however, that most of your material comes from Firenze, Milano, Paris or NYC. Having traveled extensively to Italy I know how stylish everyone is there. I imagine the same are for NYC and Paris.

Have you ever considered traveling to a style challenged locale and searching for that Look? Could be interesting and challenging.


Blogger Sahara said ... (11:01 AM) : 

I'm sorry but the pants are more Steve Ercule than Steve McQueen!
not to be mean but I also believe that If someone has the bottom half of his look so wrong, then he got the top look right by absolute fluke!


Anonymous jimjims said ... (11:10 AM) : 

simple and classy, but also means business!


Blogger elizabeth said ... (11:13 AM) : 

WOW is all i can say.


Blogger LPC said ... (11:21 AM) : 

Good lord. He looks just like my father the Stanford English professor, c. 1974. I suppose minus the beard, handkerchief, and cellphone, but still. Back before fashion for men. Before branding. Before the search for authenticity began in earnest.


Blogger Bell said ... (11:24 AM) : 

Scott, comparisons are odious.


Blogger Ray said ... (11:36 AM) : 

He looks really good:))


Anonymous Linda said ... (11:41 AM) : 

Scott, all these men look great, fit and slim, in wonderful clothes.
I think it would be interesting, as a comparison exercise, to show how heavier European men can dress smartly.


Anonymous Laurent said ... (11:44 AM) : 

classic combination, comfortable and great fit. Pants length too short?
Regarding Steve McQueen, Gene Kelly, etc. Men's style in the 20thC. was greatly influenced by the Prince of Wales, ca.1930s (who abdicated) and English style in general, google him and know where Ralph gets it all from. Mostly, the best clothes were from about 3 places: Brooks Brothers, Paul Stuart, J.Press or small men's stores. The english/preppy style was about all there was. Men wore suits EVERYWHERE, look at photos of old baseball games, photos of NY 1940s, 50s, 60s, a blazer or worsted wool jacket with khakis, (later jeans) on saturday/sunday my grandfather and father NEVER went out without blazer or "sportsjacket" in wool or linen, and shined shoes!Neither owned jeans, a t-shirt (underwear)Summer casual shirts were polo shirts, often under a linen jacket and linen trousers. (see Gene Kelly)These days it is rare to be dressed this way,but the number of compliments received, from women, is extraordinary. Please, Sart. US examples! tks


Anonymous flora said ... (11:47 AM) : 

The perfect look, rugged and refined, exactly


Anonymous Becca said ... (11:48 AM) : 

He's dreamy!



Blogger Luka Ivanišević said ... (11:52 AM) : 

Magical !


Blogger MONICA SORS said ... (11:52 AM) : 

I love that elegant and classic!


Blogger anthony said ... (11:52 AM) : 

Lovely outfit. His jacket sits beautifully. Still unhappy with short longs.
Shoes are are remarkably beautiful.


Anonymous moeycat said ... (12:05 PM) : 

beautiful jacket and shoes.
i wonder if you could imitate this on a more feminine level.


Blogger FASHION SNAG said ... (12:14 PM) : 

Love him! The color of his blazer jacket is perfect for fall.


Blogger 82Brute said ... (12:41 PM) : 

I grew up in the shadows of Princeton University in the 1970s where a more frayed and rumpled version this style was fairly ubiquitous among the teaching staff, including the facial hair and longer hair style. But back then they might have worn loafers or Topsiders and probably would have been missing a button on the shirt, the beard would have been unruly and the hair pretty unkempt. What I love about this as a photograph are all the different textures and lines. What I love about this man's style is the fact that he looks casual, but crisp and well groomed. (I love the pocket square). I'm going to go out on a limb and guess he probably smells pretty damn fine, too.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:41 PM) : 

Before reading your comment below the photo, my first thoughts were that this gentleman looks Skandinavian. Maybe the cloudy sky influenced my line of thinking, too.


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

undoubtedly the best photos of the year are doing at Pitti Uomo. Why not a special about the looks of Pitti?


Blogger Stephanie said ... (12:48 PM) : 

Great outfit! Simple & classy :]

"fashion fades only style remains the same" - Coco Chanel


Blogger Rachael said ... (1:51 PM) : 

Gosh, what is it about Italian men?? They are just have a certain something that without any apparent effort makes them look so refined and well-dressed.


Anonymous cociolph said ... (2:24 PM) : 

The pose is rugged, the white pants are not. Great shoes.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:27 PM) : 

Like the look, just as I like the previous photo. Looks better without the doily thingie in the pocket. However, I cannot tell the textures on my monitor. I like the look of white pants, but they are impractical. Khaki tan hides a lot that white will not.


Blogger scram. said ... (2:35 PM) : 

Maybe it's his posture, but the proportions seem ill-conceived and less than flattering. I like the ideas, but the execution is awkward.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:34 PM) : 

i like his pocket square :)


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

I have to agree with 'scram' here. I was waiting for such a comment. I believe his pants should have rested a little lower than above his belly button. Would've looked a bit more relaxed and sexy (my opinion). Looks more like an American in Florence :)
Either way, Sart, you do a great job. Love your blog.


Anonymous ese_isra said ... (3:58 PM) : 

loving the top half.. but not so much the bottom half.

i envy his hair... so classy and "rugged" at the same time.

thanks for sharing.


Blogger Bill Lightner said ... (4:16 PM) : 

The best compliment I ever received was from the girl who refused to support my candidacy for freshman class presidency saying, "you're playing too much on your Steve McQueen looks."


Anonymous fashionsdirtylaundry said ... (4:57 PM) : 

Wow colors and larger lapel-- this shot could be straight out of the '70's!


Blogger Unknown said ... (5:07 PM) : 

I really love seeing pictures like this one of slightly older and much less obviously 'styled' men. He may not be clad in skinny genes, high-tops, or any of the other trademark style staples of most men who consider themselves chic but this guy's timeless, classic style and rugged facial hair (I'm a sucker for a good beard) put him far beyond his younger and more 'on-trend' competitors in the style stakes. X


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:36 PM) : 

Nice idea...Personally...
I don't like seeing the hem line on the pants,
Pants sit an inch too high on the waist,
Jacket is an inch too short at the hem
Belt and shoe match too try hard, might be better in taupe. All it screams out is "Here's my belt and shoes"

I do like the colour combo, he's nearly there. Love the textural background to the photo.


Blogger Unknown said ... (6:10 PM) : 

First: Classic, comfortable,...
After: Pants lenght are too short.

I know it´s fashion in Italy but... I think it´s not very correct


Blogger Hannah said ... (6:21 PM) : 

I agree that this is kind of 70s. It is always so refreshing seeing an older man styled in this way. So simple, and yet a really powerful image.


Blogger Carpe Diem said ... (6:33 PM) : 

I'm so glad I found your blog...and I love to see how many are not afraid to mix colors and stick with timeless seen in many of your pics taken around Italia...


Anonymous Megan said ... (6:36 PM) : 

I really like the brown jacket.


Blogger Gracie said ... (7:22 PM) : 

What a great look, very rugged yet refined


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

Everyday should be casual Friday. This is what casual should be.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:02 PM) : 

Having a beard and tousled hair doesn't make someone rugged. He looks like he's gonna go sail a yacht.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:11 PM) : 

rugged and refined? Looks more like an English lit grad student. Are you sure you know who Steve Mcqueen is?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:19 PM) : 

He he needs unbutton that top button. Would help elongate the look.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:23 PM) : 

I am in love.


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



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:58 PM) : 

Am I missing something here? What's so special about this guy's look?


Anonymous nvl said ... (12:27 AM) : 

Channeling Papa Hemmingway, with a side of Marlboro Man.


Blogger Stela ALVES said ... (1:21 AM) : 

Wow colors and larger lapel
Great shoes!!!


Blogger MELISSA Z. said ... (5:19 AM) : 

great pic, he's so elegant! <3


Anonymous Archibald said ... (7:13 AM) : 

Rugged: Check.

Refined, regarding the composition of clothes: Check.

Posture: Nowhere to be seen.


Anonymous Dana said ... (8:16 AM) : 

I like a little scruff to my men.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:48 AM) : 

Pants too short.


Blogger waisted blazer said ... (12:03 PM) : 

Colours are great! Lovely co-ordination of of jacket, shoes, belt (and hair). Great relaxed look on the jacket with welted pockets. A extra 1-2cm off cuff/sleave lenth on the shirt though for me and more length on the trousers.


Anonymous kar said ... (1:28 PM) : 

I bet his girlfriend makes him wear this when she introduces him to her friends. I love how that coat/blazer looks with his hair color.


Blogger TheStreetFashion5xpro said ... (2:19 PM) : 

fabulous mix...great shoes


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:13 PM) : 

I am getting more Seth Rogin than Steve McQueen. In fact I get zero Steve McQueen, maybe some Sebatian Cabot. Fine looking guy,but no McQueen, bet he owns a pair or two of Birkinstocks.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:51 PM) : 



Anonymous Gabor Simone said ... (7:23 PM) : 


Love it.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:03 PM) : 

I have to agree with the pants too short and sit too high comments and add there's just too much hair action going on. Not happening for me.


Blogger Liz S said ... (1:25 AM) : 

I happen to have always liked this look--rather popular in the 70s but timeless really--chocolate brown you can't go wrong with I think--and I adore a good beard and some length to hair also. His shoes speak strength and trust--if only his trousers were just an inch or so longer...
the pebblecrete is a great backdrop for this photo.


Blogger Barbara said ... (6:03 AM) : 

I really don't like the brown shoes with the white pants. And he looks restricted and uncomfortable. Not one of your better looks, in my opinion.


Anonymous alexia said ... (3:25 PM) : 

i need his phone number....OMG


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:31 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:39 PM) : 

The colour brown suits him so well and he has made it look so stylish that could be back.


Blogger Erik Hanson said ... (11:13 PM) : 



Anonymous ada said ... (11:37 PM) : 

I actually think of a posh Gene Wilder-- charisma!


Anonymous barbi said ... (8:05 PM) : 

....and is that the latest invisible BlackBerry he is using? Like the the one from the BlackBerry Diet?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:43 AM) : 

Um, Murray: Flight of the Conchords?


Anonymous Tyler Cecchi said ... (2:34 AM) : 

Brown & Beards...for some reason, it works. The white just makes the two pop. Pocket square kinda makes it though.


Anonymous Adeline JOURNET said ... (7:31 AM) : 

Omg this brown and white looks so smart and cool! and this lightblue shirt, like THE perfect detail. Perfect guy ^^


Blogger bilalmujtabakhan said ... (11:36 PM) : 

Lauren you are absolutely right
the fashion apparels and styles are shown on this blog post are just the perfect one
Any one who has the taste of fashion can motivates easily oneself to buy these clothing. One of the best thing about these all things is that the photo shot is done in the natural environment that completes it in the real sense.


Blogger Cobalt Violet said ... (2:00 AM) : 

Love his hair ... then with blue shirt and brown jacket ... fabulous coloring.


Anonymous LILLY said ... (4:15 PM) : 

OMG!Fabulous outfit!! And he is it's sooooo hot, someone has his phone number please! :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:43 PM) : 

Yes I would follow him home and live w/ him! :-)


Blogger nuttnoise said ... (9:56 AM) : 

I like his face look like Dennis Quaid.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:13 PM) : 

I like the way he dress, always, and I personally think he transmits the value of the elegance. Simplicity and not flashy garments are the key. The most important thing to be elegant is the attitude and his is perfect.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:52 AM) : 

he reminds me of Robert Redford!


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