This page has moved to our new address, If you're not redirected within a few seconds, please click below. If you still have issues, please clear your cache and try again.

On the Street....The Rubinacci, Milano


Rss Feed


Assignment Photography and Syndication



This entire site ⓒ 2005-2011 The Sartorialist. All of the photographs herein, unless otherwise noted, are copyrighted by the photographer. No part of this site, or any of the content contained herein, may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without express permission of the copyright holder(s).


Sunday, August 01, 2010

On the Street....The Rubinacci, Milano

Comments on "On the Street....The Rubinacci, Milano"


Blogger Unknown said ... (11:33 AM) : 

I'm kind of digging the more formal, tailored outfit with a casual shoe. It gets a TCS stamp of approval! Haha.


Blogger William said ... (11:37 AM) : 

Die at the dark suit. So nice.


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

Can you get any better than this?!


Blogger Style Realist said ... (11:43 AM) : 

the color pallete in the suits of these two men is amazing!! beautiful inspiration...


Anonymous the style crusader said ... (11:45 AM) : 

i love their use of colour and the paired down shoes. really striking. xx


Blogger Amy Golden said ... (11:46 AM) : 

I could not be more into that shade of green for a jacket. Fabulous!


Blogger The Sluice Box said ... (11:52 AM) : 

They always keep it interesting with an unexpected touch, a splash of color, or an unusual accessory.


Anonymous Goody said ... (11:58 AM) : 

I love the green jacket - great inspiration!

xoxo, Goody (


Blogger OH HELL CLOTHING said ... (12:00 PM) : 

Sharp dressers! I love the mustard tie!



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:03 PM) : 

How distinguished the left gentleman knows to wear a coloured jacke, an unbuttoned shirt and loafers! He seems to have aged with dignity, esprit and joy ;-)


Blogger MRK said ... (12:05 PM) : 

love those green jacket!
and those shoes!!!!


Blogger Laguna Beach Fogey said ... (12:10 PM) : 


There is nothing to criticise here, and everything to praise. From the hairstyles to the loafers. Check out the size of the trouser turn-ups (cuffs)! Just awesome.

Rubinacci now have a blog:


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

I love the guy on the right, in the dark suit. He always looks amazing, and I love his shoes. Sockless, yes. Is that suit silk?


Anonymous Lizzy said ... (12:27 PM) : 

I would've had loved to be a lapel on either of their jackets listening to that conversation :)


Blogger STREETFSN said ... (12:30 PM) : 

wow! love it!!


Blogger MONi said ... (12:36 PM) : 

Love the dark yellow tie!


Anonymous Amy said ... (12:39 PM) : 

The unbuttoned button down caught my eye first, then the teal jacket (what a gorgeous color!) & pocket squares then the treat of all treats, the sockless foot in the rust suede Belgian with electric blue piping and a bit of mud or dust on the toe! What insouciance (or whatever the Italian translation of that term may be.) Thanks for this post, your site often makes my day and today it has brought a smile a mile wide to my face. You truly get it...& know how to capture it. Keep up the good work.


Anonymous cociolph said ... (12:44 PM) : 

Interesting that Rubinacci senior fastens only the middle jacket button, allowing the lapels to fall open wider than they were tailored to do.

I don't really get the unbuttoned button-down collar look, especially with a tie cinched right to the throat. But then I'm not fond of button-down even when they're buttoned.


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

love the blue trim on luco's shoees


Blogger La Clochard said ... (12:51 PM) : 

WOW! Los Rubinacci


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

Not the sockless and wearing bedroom slippers look.............


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:09 PM) : 

When people dress well it tells the world that they like being themselves - like these two gents!


Anonymous John Wesley said ... (1:11 PM) : 

Perfection, and perfection!
Both ties appear to be silk knits.
Gentleman in spectacular green blazer wears his button-down collar unbuttoned. I'm all for that.

American men please take note:
Pocket squares are critical to looking finished, regardless how dressed up or down. Notice how they augment the clothes.

If your jacket/blazer has a breast pocket, put a silk square in it. How hard can that be?
Both these gents have avoided matchy-watchy colors. That is the height of sophistication.


Blogger nemee said ... (1:19 PM) : 

LOVE the mustard tie. The suits fit perfectly as well, the photograph is perfect.


Blogger MariaTru said ... (1:24 PM) : 

You know? I wish my dad would dress like that.


Blogger Aida Chicle said ... (1:33 PM) : 

I like so much the green jacket, but I saw in Barcelona a famous hairdresser (I don't remember his name u.u) with a yellow jacket, and I LOVE it, I hope you can find something similar and take it a photo...
I'm going to look for my photo and put it on my blog :)


Anonymous TrendyJorge said ... (1:45 PM) : 

The Rubinacci are gods of italian menswear. Period. But what strikes me are the little diferences between generations. Both have genuine italian style, even sprezzatura, but it's awesome to see the slightly narrower trousers and the colorful bracelets on luca, as well as a slimmer jacket and edgier loafers.
This photo is an instant classic.


Blogger FASHION SNAG said ... (2:04 PM) : 

I love the green jacket too!


Anonymous christian said ... (2:05 PM) : 

Napoli rules!


Blogger Patrones bebé said ... (2:06 PM) : 

so elegant!!


Anonymous Mia said ... (2:07 PM) : 



Blogger Unknown said ... (2:16 PM) : 

does this green suit remind anyone else of galileo...? no? it's just me? still love it... (and i don't say that because rubinacci reminds me of fibonacci, which still has nothing to do with galileo...)


Blogger Unknown said ... (2:21 PM) : 

La classe as usual !!
-diary of a fashion stylist-


Blogger TorontoVerve Street Style said ... (2:32 PM) : 

Men's fashion at its best...


Blogger Ripped Jeans said ... (2:44 PM) : 

the suit on the right is incredibly perfect!!


Blogger Nolita said ... (2:50 PM) : 

Super stylish loafers!


Anonymous Hannah said ... (3:17 PM) : 

I would wear those brown and blue shoes in a forest-just imagine them against a background of dead leaves.!/pages/Peters-heart/136791413001155


Anonymous Emma said ... (3:18 PM) : 

Men ought to wear more suits. The world would be a much prettier place.


Anonymous Michael K said ... (3:25 PM) : 

Best looking father & son 2010.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:03 PM) : 

I love the suit on the right but apparently I'm alone in thinking that the shoes ruin the look. Well, "ruin" is perhaps too harsh of a word choice but, in my opinion, it cheapens an otherwise fantastic effort.

I don't care if it is in style. It looks silly to me.


Blogger SallyO said ... (4:09 PM) : 

That suit fits perfectly. And the guy on the left reminds me of Phil Silvers!


Blogger Maxi García said ... (4:15 PM) : 

I love the color and details of both...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:17 PM) : 

I wonder if it's a father son thing like, "dad, I'll make your clothes and you'll make mine"... I really love them both and the fabric in Luca's suit is superb, one of the nicest shades of brown i've seen in a very long time, it makes the blue/mustard combo look sharp and crisp. I wish I wore the same size as him and I could get all the stuff he doesn't want anymore. :D


Anonymous Nansosi said ... (4:46 PM) : 

Oh my God! How glorious they are!

Are they not wearing socks? Makes the whole look so much more casual yet they're so pulled together.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:48 PM) : 

the shoes are GREAT!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:10 PM) : 

I love these clothes, I love the blog. But I showed Sartorialist to my friend and she said, "oh, it's older men and young women." I had to agree that there is a great preponderance of very young women and many many older gents. I'd LOVE to see some fabulous older women. I know they are out there!!


Blogger Lupi said ... (5:40 PM) : 

luca amazing as always!


Anonymous Eileen said ... (6:04 PM) : 

Luca seems very attached to that tie, (or at least the mustard color.) didn't you photograph him wearing it two years ago?


Anonymous Annelie said ... (6:10 PM) : 

Beautiful, Love the mismatched suit :-)


Blogger emily n. said ... (6:23 PM) : 

Their knit ties are so gorgeous!
I love their sophisticated color sense!


Blogger Jonathon Pedrozo said ... (6:34 PM) : 

Like the dark outfit and that tie is amazing!



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:45 PM) : 

The shoes on the right are Belgian loafers which are sold in a small shop in NYC in the 50's--and are a preppy mainstay and have been for many years. They are hand sewn. Plush and comfortable and last forever.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:02 PM) : 

No sock?!?!?!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:07 PM) : 

Is Italy too Italian?:


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:12 PM) : 

Refreshing. So not-American. No comb-overs or baseball caps.


Blogger G. said ... (7:19 PM) : 

It's very interesting the choise of the green jacket! I like it!


Blogger cinnamobus said ... (7:21 PM) : 

Oh knitted ties! Very nice.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:30 PM) : 

Wow. didn't know it was possible to get double the Rubinacci hit! Adore the colours and forms. I'm not normally a fan of loafers like these but they're a great solution here for looking polished without socks when they're as classy as these ones.


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

Both so chic and beautiful.


Anonymous Helen said ... (8:50 PM) : 

Does Luca ever have a bad clothing moment? I find it impossible to imagine that he ever gets it wrong..even ever so slightly. Both gentlemen are so very handsome from top to toe (including the dust on the tip of the shoe).


Blogger choppie said ... (9:32 PM) : 

Epitome of classical elegance!(with a modern touch)


Blogger Reanaclaire said ... (11:23 PM) : 

great outfit by the men!


Blogger Unknown said ... (12:49 AM) : 

absolutely delicious.

Except.... Belgian Loafers with that gorgeous suit?
No! NO! Noooooo!

Plus, a touch of shoe polish is in order.

Otherwise, Perfecto!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:37 AM) : 

absolutely love these men! they look so intelligent and they dress beautifully!
i love your blog


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:37 AM) : 

absolutely love these men! they look so intelligent and they dress beautifully!
i love your blog


Blogger MELISSA Z. said ... (3:31 AM) : 

Love the green blazer! They're very elegant!


Anonymous Beyond Fabric said ... (3:36 AM) : 

Amazing picture of two different's nice to see that despite wearing almost the same look, Luca's version seems to be on the slimmer side of things (tie, suit pants and the jacket itself).

Beyond Fabric


Blogger TheStreetFashion5xpro said ... (4:25 AM) : 

that class


Anonymous Purses Pastries Etc... said ... (4:40 AM) : 

Like father, like son! Excellent -- I love it when people are such great ambassadors for their brand!


Blogger Style Queen said ... (4:47 AM) : 

Love the contrasts in colours!



Blogger Gary said ... (4:48 AM) : 

Very nice colors in this photo. Even the skin tan goes with the background colors. Il love the ties with the blue shirt. And the mocassins ! In fact, everything. The suits are perfect, and the composition too. Beautifull pic.


Blogger Unknown said ... (4:53 AM) : 

Well, I don't know about this formal/casual way of dressing. Same thing with the 'casial friday' man a few days ago.
These gentlemen look fine and obviously have a great eye for colour, but the combination of a buttoned-up shirt + tie and sockless feet seems a bit off-balance to me.


Anonymous dolceedamara said ... (5:36 AM) : 

I was in Milan two weeks ago and paradoxically I saw more older women than younger ones who were really well dressed. I was amazed that in this world’s main fashion influential cities the street fashion is so “usual”, I mean local young people. It seems that regular jeans, t-shirts and sneakers are their everyday outfit.


Anonymous 'Kayode said ... (6:06 AM) : 

fantastic shot, timeless fashion. where are Luca's shoes from? anyone knows? Tom Ford?


Blogger elizabeth said ... (6:09 AM) : 

this look is so effortlessly italian, i love it. those shoes, those colors. nothing beats true italy -- such culture and vibrancy and style..the body language seen here sums it's also where i learned how to drink coffee.


Anonymous Lee Oliveira said ... (6:29 AM) : 

Love both these looks. The guy on the right especially. The pocket squares just complete them. Fantastic.



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

I agree with anonymous @4:03 PM. Love the suits and ties on both, but the shoes (on the young Rubinacci) does not cut it for me. Otherwise, nicely done!


Blogger Magdeline Mathew said ... (6:52 AM) : 

The guy on the right, I love his bracelet and shoes.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:53 AM) : 

Those tapered trousers


These guys are WEARING the clothes!


Blogger Zoe F. Willis said ... (7:53 AM) : 

Wonderful. Simply wonderful.


Blogger Moonlight said ... (8:02 AM) : 

The color is genius!
Italians - style is so natural to them.


Blogger Unknown said ... (8:37 AM) : 

I believe the italian men have it in their bllod to create great formal outfits with extra class.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:48 AM) : 

Can someone tell me where his shoes are from? I desperately need them!


Anonymous James Taylor said ... (8:57 AM) : 

These are the kind of photos I look at this blog in the hope of seeing (i.e. Italians in their natural habitat).

I always feel that moccasins are too light and casual to be worn with a suit -- the guy on the right pulls it off but I still think he'd look better in lace-ups or a more substantial loafer, like the man in the green jacket next to him.

Yesterday while walking with my wife on Lexington Avenue a perfect stranger told me I was "gay" to my face before walking off. No wonder Americans will never pull off this kind of look.


Blogger Avg. P said ... (9:02 AM) : 

I'm sorry, the green killed this picture. The green just isn't quite right. I'm sorry if this offends anybody. It just isn't. Maybe it's the contrasting style shown from the amazing piece on the left. But the green just ruined the photo.


Blogger Judy P. said ... (9:12 AM) : 

Oh, I like this photo.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:14 AM) : 

The best Italians have so much style! I love the fact that they are dressed so smartly...but without socks! Tres chic!!!


Blogger snookies said ... (9:18 AM) : 

Wow color matching is so fantastic!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:28 AM) : 

To above inquiring feet, Luca's shoes are Rubinacci's ( He is rubinacci - He wears Rubinacci, nothing else!


Blogger Lauren said ... (9:54 AM) : 

God, I could look at pictures of this family all day long.

Hand drawn:


Anonymous Becca said ... (10:35 AM) : 

I thoroughly applaud any man who is this confidently bringing back the suit!



Anonymous jimjims said ... (10:35 AM) : 

really enjoy the colors going on here.

no socks are also always great.


Blogger the coolbirth kid said ... (11:47 AM) : 

i love the loafers on the right!
they're so luxurious looking,
and somehow remind me of "lo son l'amour,"
"i am love."
...which makes sense,
since they are in milano.


Blogger choppie said ... (12:04 PM) : 

There were many comments about the loafers Mr. Luca is wearing. I personally loved the informal aspect that brought to his lovely suit. And the dirt that's on them..Maybe it was just an ordinary day for them just going out for lunch, as with Mr.Rubinacci Sr.with his unbuttoned color shirt. I love men's fashion because of these details. They tell you a little story. I'm sure if they were going to an important business meeting or something, they would have "styled" differently. It is so pleasing to see people who know how to DRESS.
And to Mr. James Taylor who was called "gay" on the street in NY,the lack of culture in some people like that really makes me sad...


Blogger vintage1944 said ... (12:05 PM) : 

Please,may I hand out your photos of chic,elegant men on the street here?The men here, are in desperate need of a Sartorial Tutorial.Wonderful photo.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:13 PM) : 



Blogger Kathleen said ... (12:57 PM) : 

Yes, the more casual shoe thing continues. I am really growing to like this look. Is fairly amazing that one would wear such casual shoes with outfits such as these men are wearing, but it works. I am in love with the "matching" suit and intrigued by the other. I love the dark green linen jacket, so very beautiful. I not so sure I like the mix of the blue and green, but what the heck?
It doesn't matter, they are both so well put together. Great background colors too.


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

This is an incredible picture....father and son, 2 generations, always as sharp!!!

Mi piace molto!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:49 PM) : 

A question for you sartorialists...

What is your opinion on ideal jacket/blazer length? Of course these jackets are cut differently for the two individuals, but there is a significant difference in the length, relative the proportions of their bodies. The older gentleman's jacket clearly passes his rear. While the younger man's jacket seems to be cut well above. Of course individual style would suggest that neither is wrong, but I am curious to hear what might be considered correct and/or proper.

Any thoughts???


-Sartorialist in Training


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

SO, from the other post I gather that the man on the right is Luca???

He is always dressed well...
He is in the fashion business???

His flow and feeling of his outfit are amazing.. When you look at it him you feel good...



Anonymous Laurent said ... (3:24 PM) : 

Bellissimi! The Belgian shoes! 55th? bet. Park and Madison across from Drake Swisshotel. Pocket squares are key! Both looks are great, nice to see knit ties appearing again.


Blogger Lisa {A Piece of Lisa} said ... (3:53 PM) : 

Stylish! But the man on the right is a bit young to be bald, no?


Blogger Loulou a la francaise said ... (4:34 PM) : 

Oh Luca!!!! Immaculate as always.


Blogger Nyine said ... (5:35 PM) : 

I'm in love with the shoes!!!!


Anonymous Tiffany said ... (9:44 PM) : 

Soft Shoe Moccasins Eh!? I love the guy in the tailored brown though :-)


Blogger Ozwald Boateng said ... (4:15 AM) : 

The sharp shoulders and slim cut of the dude on the right is impeccable.

Ozwald Boateng fan page (official):


Anonymous  said ... (5:10 AM) : 

Italian men and brown shoes!'s a firm point in their wordrobe! They are perfect!


Anonymous Aaron Crhistian said ... (6:06 AM) : 

Knitted ties are an all time fav of mine.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:53 AM) : 



Blogger Jazzbuff630 said ... (8:12 AM) : 

I was at the Polo Mansion on Madison Avenue this past Sunday, and silk knit ties were prominently on $100+ a pop. I'm glad I bought a bunch of silk knits from J. Press about 8 years ago at about $40 each. Silk knits travel very well. The best (in terms of "crunchiness") that you can get are from Drakes of London.

I love the palette of the gentleman in the green jacket. Why can't I work with guys that dress like this? Then I would feel less hesitant about being the dandy I like to be.

Please, Sart, more posts on men's tailored clothing. Thanks.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:24 AM) : 

the younger rubinacci is dressed like love


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

has nobody commented on the wonderful way they are walking? perfectly shot



Anonymous Laurent said ... (2:00 PM) : 

As to "you're GAY!" As a straight guy, I take it as a compliment if a gay man or a woman thinks I appear gay, they explain it is because I am well-groomed, clean and usually well dressed (and very handsome of course!) Yes, its a stereotype, but such is life...Remember "Queer eye for the straight guy?" so next time, respond "thanks!" and dress like these guys, guys, women LOVE it! READ THE COMMENTS!!!!


Blogger Alan Nei said ... (2:28 PM) : 

natural and elegant italian style
beautiful pic
perfect !!


Blogger Travis Schmiesing said ... (4:38 PM) : 

What's with the moccasins on the right (dark suit.) No thanks, it lacks a refined look, and seems to be more tongue in cheek.


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

The guy in the right "Luca" looks amazing. I love the colorful bracelets and the unexpected far as the gentleman on the left, I can see lots of elegance and confidence on what he's wearing..but sorry Sart, I am not sure about the green jacket, it looks very strange to me...back to "Luca", his suit fits him so well...impossible not seen how delicious he is. Wow!


Blogger Álvaro said ... (2:15 AM) : 




Anonymous lyrebirdgully said ... (6:48 AM) : 

The suit on the right- is this the most beautiful example of the Italian Cut we have seen? perfection!


Anonymous Christopher Gloria said ... (8:33 AM) : 

I don't know what it is, but Rubanacci suits always look better on, well, not the Rubanaccis. I feel like they wear them with shoulders that are too big.


Blogger gringo jack said ... (11:46 AM) : 

I know that somewhere in the "about me" section, Scott mentions that he started the blog because of the disconnect between runways and real life. These guys are so perfect, it's like they're on a runway, but their clothes are completely obtainable. To me, this is the secret behind the man's genius, which is enormous.


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

Both look brilliant, in particular I'm really liking Luca's loafers (Mr. Rubinacci superb as usual!)


Anonymous kelli said ... (5:16 PM) : 

Great looks on these men, and I especially dig the shoes!


Blogger The AbsoluteMan said ... (6:49 PM) : 

The colour combination is so sophisticated and great shoes on the guy on the left !


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

Quite the knack for not just mixing hues with various intensities and values but introducing subtle texture changes. Brilliantly executed.


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

The footwear is interesting. I wouldnt have expected these and without socks.


Anonymous PD said ... (10:32 AM) : 

I like how the left gentleman has unbuttoned his shirt collar and the way he's tucked in the napkin. The length of the trousers together with bare feet and the right shirt sleeve that does not show tells me: this is a relaxed gentleman, caught in the moment doing what Im sure he does best.


Blogger Je m'appelle Cynthia said ... (10:31 AM) : 

The colors - the hues - the no socks.
The conversation - the motion.

I'm feelin' it and diggin' the whole vibe.

Now let's do lunch.


Blogger waisted blazer said ... (1:16 PM) : 

loving the shoes with no socks on these chaps. Younger guy in right looks particularly sharp - are those striped cuffs pocking out from under his sleeves? Very racey but he is in Milan. Nice colour of suit which allows for more casual shoes. If the suit was black this would be all wrong. Peaked lapels is an interesting choice but does not look bad I think in this case.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:49 AM) : 

The man on the right showing exactly *exactly* how a suit should fit.


Anonymous Stephanie Cromer said ... (2:45 PM) : 

I love how they are perfectly in step, the position of their feet and right arms is identical


Blogger Erik Hanson said ... (11:16 PM) : 

I love this look, wanna marry the guy in the dark suit!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:39 PM) : 

look so italian .. just love it


Blogger Brummagem Joe said ... (10:55 AM) : 

I'm having a green linen jacket like that made! It looks knockout on senior.


Blogger Brillante Interiors said ... (10:02 PM) : 

As a Milanese myself I always used to look at men from the shoes up. How bad was that? with age I became more relaxed but still a man's shoes tell me a lot


Blogger Polito said ... (8:24 PM) : 

Wow!!! Cómo, sin calcetines, estos tipos consiguen verse tan bien...!!!


Blogger IBYA said ... (3:34 AM) : 

so nice
First of all, his shoes are so nice


post a comment
Newer Posts Older Posts
Best Web Hosting