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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

On the Street...Mr. Chic, Milan

Stefano Tonchi of W

Comments on "On the Street...Mr. Chic, Milan"


Blogger tiffany. said ... (4:41 PM) : 

no socks!!!
i DIE for it :))



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

LOVE the single button cuff on the jacket!


Blogger FASHION SNAG said ... (4:46 PM) : 

Love that shade in his suit and the shoes are great!


Anonymous theperfect said ... (4:50 PM) : 

Chic,yes. Happy, ummm. Love the loafers and what a perfect haircut.


Blogger Michelle Bobb-Parris said ... (4:53 PM) : 

That he definitely is.

Can I say the light is just wonderful? I do love shooting at shows because of the light, I have to say.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:54 PM) : 



Anonymous Roberto said ... (4:58 PM) : 

He has good ankles. I suppose that helps.


Blogger Ruru said ... (4:59 PM) : 

you can almost hear what he's thinking. excellent angle!


Blogger FH said ... (5:03 PM) : 

Chic but a little too serious !! :-)


Blogger Gautam (pronounced Gotham) said ... (5:05 PM) : 

Personally, I'm not a fan of suit sans socks. Shame, actually, it ruins an otherwise brilliant look.


Blogger Camila said ... (5:06 PM) : 

Love this! So simple yet so extremely elegant and sexy.


Blogger Francesca Robertson said ... (5:07 PM) : 

looove the short pants

F <-- Texas gal bloggin fashion from NYC!


Blogger Unknown said ... (5:08 PM) : 

loeve the trousers.
I think if I were wearing that (and if I were a man!), I would be a bit happier than he looks!


Blogger Eryl said ... (5:16 PM) : 

He has glorious ankles. So looking forward to the: 'what? no socks!' comments.


Blogger christinaooi said ... (5:17 PM) : 

I quite like the no sock look, but I personally HATE how it feels. I wonder how people do it all day!


Blogger Madame en noire said ... (5:20 PM) : 

Great man! :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:24 PM) : 

Very unconventional choice, not wearing any socks!
But chic nonetheless!!



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:25 PM) : 

Love the patch pockets on the 50's suit. Claudia Rossi of DNA Groove has done a 60's Mod suit with patch pockets. Way Cool -HK


Blogger Unknown said ... (5:26 PM) : 

Those italian they really do master the art of Chic!
-diary of a fashion stylist-


Blogger Unknown said ... (5:30 PM) : 

I like the single button cuff. Nice detail.


Blogger Colette Ali said ... (5:31 PM) : 

Mr Tonchi always looks dapper - very pleasing on the eye.
I also like the lady in the picture too, is she Joanna Coles? simple and chic, and loving the bag!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:33 PM) : 

do you ever come to miami?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:35 PM) : 

cute as a button, pinch his lil cheeks! ox


Blogger Pamela said ... (5:40 PM) : 

Isn't it funny how going sans socks elevates your chic factor by a million points?

Call Me Ishmael


Blogger Tristan said ... (5:42 PM) : 

That girl sat behind him taking notes looks cute..


Blogger MMM said ... (5:50 PM) : 

too chic !


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:58 PM) : 



Blogger Unknown said ... (6:00 PM) : 

i like the look of the shoes without socks, but i promise my feet would be bleeding, it doesn't matter how good the shoe is.


Blogger Laurita P said ... (6:01 PM) : 

no socks! at first i was afraid, i was petrified...but it actually works



Anonymous elxoxodemiprima said ... (6:02 PM) : 

he may be "chic" for some tastes but his choice of a naked Kim Kardashian for a fashion magazine was disastrous.


Blogger S. Alice said ... (6:07 PM) : 

yay, first to comment...again. Anyway, did you simply put this up because he's not wearing any socks? Because other than that, he seems pretty average. Oh, and I think he'd look loads better if he had some dark socks on.


Blogger Unknown said ... (6:17 PM) : 

very chic indeed!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:18 PM) : 

No socks with dress shoes (and sneakers) is such a pet peeve of mine >_< Why would such a fashionable man do that?


Blogger milesisland said ... (6:23 PM) : 

Love the way he's tied his tie.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:42 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:54 PM) : 

His tie is to die for. Love it.


Anonymous Jn said ... (6:55 PM) : 

Is that chic?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:13 PM) : 

in the gentleman's defense, he might be wearing little nylon socks. =)

i love how he is so professional on top but relaxed and casual with his lack of showing socks.


Blogger Lisa Petrarca said ... (7:18 PM) : 

Scott, what show is he watching? He doesn't appear to be liking it very much (face & body language-crossed arms)...Hmmmm, penny for his thoughts.


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

Yes, that's Joanna Coles, Editor-in-Chief of Marie Claire, next to the sans socks guy in the photo. :)


Blogger Jose Camacho said ... (7:22 PM) : 


jose C.


Blogger KristiMcMurry said ... (7:34 PM) : 

I love that he's twitching his foot. He totally looks like a high-class, fast-paced city fellow.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:42 PM) : 

Impecable. un Dandy


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:47 PM) : 

No socks! That's definitely the focal point of this photo! Funny how that is...


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

How it should be done!!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:02 PM) : 

I'm completely obsessed with your sight now. :( His ankles are amazing...ahaha and I think he's so stern looking because he's studying each detail of what's on the runway.


Blogger Karen in VA (was CT) said ... (8:11 PM) : 

.. love it all, he looks great ... could argue too great ... but still ... suit, loafers, tie, hair, crossed legs, good ankles ... good package, even the "pose"


Blogger J.Ro said ... (8:16 PM) : 

I wanna look cool in dress shoes sans socks, but it seems like a recipe for blisters!


Blogger Paula Elizabeth Fowler said ... (8:16 PM) : 

I would never wear my business attire to the beach. It would be hot, sand would get in my heels...
Nor would I forget my socks with my business attire. The suit's fabric is beautiful. I would like to reach out and rub it between my thumb and forefingers. The "hip" sockless vibe doesn't seem to lend the proper respect that the fine fabric deserves


Anonymous Lee Oliveira said ... (8:30 PM) : 

I do love the suit and I also love the no socks look. Perhaps the suit needs to be more casual to get away with the no socks look here. I like the idea though. Great capture Scott



Anonymous Jim McDaniels said ... (9:01 PM) : 

Why does everyone assume he isn't wearing socks?

I would bet cash money that with those lovely shoes he is indeed wearing socks. I show ankle all the time and I wear "no show" cotton blend socks. I would never dream of going sock-less in a pair of expensive shoes.


Blogger Annushka said ... (9:09 PM) : 

chic and chic ))) herein there is all unique taste!!!


Blogger Angel said ... (9:12 PM) : 

Gentlemanly perfection.. nuff said!

Angels Point of View


Blogger Siblings said ... (10:30 PM) : 

doesn't he look smart. and the ankle showing woo gives it that rebelious youthful edge.


Anonymous Wrenaissance Art said ... (11:25 PM) : 

His crossed leg reveals why sockless is not a choice for business attire.
I'd rather not be forced to observe whether a male colleague's shins are hairy, hairless, shaved, wrinkled, freckled, whatever.


Anonymous AnonymousJK said ... (11:32 PM) : 

How is it possible that the omission of socks can make a man look so good?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:34 PM) : 

The no socks look doesn't seem to fit tis fine business suit. Perhaps if the sit were a lighter color, a different fabric, and outdoors.

Otherwise, he strikes me as showing too much leg, even though he seems to shave. ;)


Blogger Milt-fresh_best-dressed said ... (11:59 PM) : 



Blogger Connie Staccato said ... (12:06 AM) : 

Stefano! You look like a prince! A prince with no socks. With shoes like that, who needs socks?


Blogger Liz S said ... (12:19 AM) : 

Definitely socks needed when a classic suit and tie are worn. Dress down the suit and yes--the no sock look can be great.
BTW--the suit is a wonderful colour, and the black shoes go perfectly.


Blogger StuddedLilly said ... (12:39 AM) : 

sock-less and chic!


Blogger carla said ... (12:47 AM) : 

NO SOCKS! this was very cool in de late 60's/early '70's. But.... nobody seemed to understand it and thought I looked very poor!!!


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

Where in the world is it hot enough to leave the sock drawer untouched mid-October? I want a plane ticket to there.


Anonymous jimjims said ... (1:57 AM) : 

this guy looks like all business.

rad cuff buttons!


Anonymous Caro Fashionews said ... (2:40 AM) : 

He looks very serious!
I love her dress and moccasins worn barefoot, so elegant!

caro from geneva


Anonymous Sloggoth said ... (2:53 AM) : 

Mere (and easy) iconoclasm!
Actually on the fringe of obscenity...
All the more the outfit is indeed of a rare elegance :-(


Blogger Marina said ... (2:55 AM) : 



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

I would prefer he wear a pair of socks. That would complete the suit.


Blogger TheStreetFashion5xpro said ... (4:09 AM) : 

great class


Blogger Tiffany's Small World said ... (4:32 AM) : 

love his outfit very classy


Blogger MELISSA Z. said ... (5:14 AM) : 

what a elegant man! wow!


Blogger La Mona se viste de seda said ... (5:40 AM) : 

I perfer it with socks!!



Blogger De la Riva Complementos said ... (6:24 AM) : 

Fantastico! Muy chic!


Blogger Debora said ... (6:24 AM) : 

This man's so simple but so chic, love this outfit

love your blog Scott, you're fantastic

have a great day


Blogger the nyanzi report said ... (6:29 AM) : 

Bespoke personified. Simply chic.

Big fan of the no-socks trend; just compare to the gentleman next to him, their suits are somewhat similar but he's wearing socks and that somehow defaltes the chic factor.


Blogger thwany said ... (7:04 AM) : 

great suit


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:11 AM) : 

He REALLY needs some nice socks.


Blogger carolina @ patagonia gifts said ... (7:22 AM) : 

oh no! no socks? no, no, no. don't like :(


Blogger Unknown said ... (8:43 AM) : 

I lvoe the "classic-fresh" style of this genius..... AN dabout this pic I think that his legs and the complex images of them without socks and the beautiful shoes is amazing!!!


Blogger Stella said ... (9:04 AM) : 

What exquisite ankles he has! I don't blame him for showing them off.


Blogger Noumia's papers said ... (9:16 AM) : 

That's so MJ. But no socks, original :)



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:24 AM) : 

why so much hype about no socks? the real winner here is the suit. Great colour, fantastic cuff detail, nice skinny lapels complemented by nice tie with cool knot. The loose pockets lend it a casual feel, but not sure how that works with the skinny lapels...


Anonymous Maryanne said ... (9:33 AM) : 

so elegant and well groomed.
suit is beautifully made..right down to the buttoned cuffs.
the look is perfection for the fashion industry.
the no socks might not work as well on wall street.


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

Loafer socks make your feet feel a lot better with this look..


Anonymous Albert said ... (9:59 AM) : 

One button cuff on the jacket looks awesome.

No socks? Yeah! Looking as cool as he does, he totally pulls it off!


Anonymous Pia said ... (10:03 AM) : 

It is amazing how effortless and chic European people, men and women, always are... and I'm from Europe but perhaps living in North America has robbed me some of that style talent or perhaps I never had it.


Blogger Karen in VA (was CT) said ... (10:24 AM) : 

.. good point, look at the man next to him ... certainly not interesting ... or chic ... and P.S. I find today that good shoes made with good leather interiors are no problem without socks .. no blisters


Blogger ms. hershey said ... (10:33 AM) : 

I'm in love with his suit, very chic indeed. I'm just not a fan of this type of suit w/o socks... it throws me off a bit.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:46 AM) : 

I think only one other person noticed that the pockets are rather casual? Notice how they're interestingly oversized versus the smaller lapels?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:58 AM) : 

I love the suit, with the skinny lapels and the one button at the sleeve. It looks very modern. I also like the white shirt with it, although it harkens back to the '50's, it's modern because of the skinny collar and the way the tie is worn. It's a great look. Forget about the socks.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:36 AM) : 

"Pretty" ankles and knows it ...this kind of vanity in a man is unbecoming.


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

where is so chic???a man with a perfect dress as this,in a particular situation whitout long dark socks is never chic!!!in case you're on the beach or you're riding a bycicle it's ok.


Blogger Devi said ... (12:41 PM) : 

Love everything except the fact that he is not wearing socks.


Anonymous Best of Beehive said ... (1:08 PM) : 

So dapper. Have to appreciate a man who can rock a clean cut suit.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:20 PM) : 

too feminine, unless that's what you meant by "chic"


Anonymous S. said ... (1:28 PM) : 

I love my boss!!! (L)


Anonymous Key said ... (2:34 PM) : 

He's got the look but it's all about his body language - crossed arms, crossed legs, crossed expression - all leave me cold. In my opinion, it takes more than beautiful clothes to make style.


Anonymous Cris said ... (2:56 PM) : 

I think I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for guys in dress shoes with no socks and he's no exception.


Anonymous ~A said ... (2:58 PM) : 

So stern a look can only come from feet perspiring in very expensive shoes.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:35 PM) : 

My dream job...


Anonymous fashionsdirtylaundry said ... (3:46 PM) : 

It all resides in the look of either contempt or extreme interest...


Blogger Kiki Von Glinow said ... (3:59 PM) : 

Love no socks...but, I'm sure that cannot be comfortable


Anonymous mayhem said ... (4:10 PM) : 

this bro has some wicked ankles


Anonymous Critical Thinker said ... (5:15 PM) : 

Beautiful suit with patch pockets, thin tie etc. I know what he's going for. However, clothing is about balance. The trouble with the "Sixties" re-do is ,unless you waist is under thirty-three inches and you're under thirty-three, you can't, in general wear this look. Also if your head is big, small lapels and short pants will exascerbate this white man's burden.


Blogger Bojan said ... (5:37 PM) : 

he's got it!


Anonymous Victor said ... (7:06 PM) : 

Too bold-faced for a serious occasion.

That case, I think, he would wear socks. The lack of it, breaks the connnatural elegance of this man.

As for me...


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

Am I the only one put off by the amount of ankle in this shot? Sorry..


Blogger Yoonji said ... (10:43 PM) : 

no socks <3


Blogger Unknown said ... (6:18 AM) : 

o this is chic only i dont realy like the color grey i prefer black but this looks nice to. and no socks kind of cool :)

one thing i noticed the handkerchief in one of the pockets is square instead of triangler or is that normal? just wondering.


Blogger Pink said ... (8:19 AM) : 

nice outfit!

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Anonymous dimitri said ... (8:26 AM) : 

So so chic ! I love the shoes.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:15 AM) : 

He is gorgeous but the ankles are a bit of an age giveaway, alas!


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

Looks like he's trying too hard, so it doesn't work for me. No rules to originality and fashion, true, but whatever you do, it has to look effortless, otherwise, it's not really coming from within...


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

Wow, no socks with that impeccable suit...the traditionalist in me says no, but I have to say, he works it!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:29 PM) : 

I know its been a trend for ages, but I still find the male ankle flash a complete turn off.


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

He looks great. Too bad his only pair of socks are in the wash.

(No, he is not working it. He looks silly,)


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

So beautifully done, except the no-sock treatment just looks overly pretentious & ridiculous at the same time - it just ruins it for me.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:48 PM) : 

I can't help feeling that no-socks is a Fifth Avenue version of the resurgent Top-Sider fad. It attempts to imply a kind of breezy nonchalance, but is in fact neither breezy nor nonchalant. Like the mall kids or faux-hipsters in Top-Siders, it doesn't communicate much of anything except to verify the fact that, yes indeed, here's someone doing the no-socks thing (with apologies to the guy in this photo, who at least seems confident with himself and is giving it a try). Now if they were ultra-subtle velvet slip-ons, we'd be on to something!


Anonymous Paul (UK) said ... (5:33 PM) : 

Ok, enough about the socks already!

Great early 60's inspired suit with thin lapels, patch pockets and pockets square. I'm guessing single button to match the cuff buttons (nice twist). Lovely grey fabric, at that time 90% of men would have had their main suit in this colour but less so now - great to see it back!
Critical Thinker makes a good point that few guys could pull this cut off well, but having seen several of Scott's shots of Stefano, Stefano knows he can and does.
Lovely shoes - a style easy to find in the UK.
I'd like to think Stefano has a Vespa parked outside!
A great shot for us sartorial guys, thanks Scott - more please!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:03 PM) : 

Give this guy some socks!


Anonymous Marco said ... (7:44 PM) : 

Are those socks Italian?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:36 AM) : 

I don't know what is it about italian grown up men in suit wearing sockless loafers. They look very smart until you get to their feet. Is like they got dressed in the dark or forgot about something this morning. And as far as I can observe, only italians do it. Is that then the ultimate trend? Aren't your feet cold in winter guys?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:54 AM) : 

Personally, I would refrain from using the word "chic" when talking about somebody who "forgets" socks at home... Let's use the word "cool" or "extravagant"!


Anonymous Nina said ... (11:53 AM) : 

I think he's a little off the mark going sockless. Also, his necktie is a bit bland. I'd expect a little more.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:51 PM) : 

like the entire outfit!....but, no socks the 12th October?,mmmmm......


Anonymous Evalyn said ... (1:30 PM) : 

Why can't grown men remember to put on socks? Bare feet are the ultimate insult to beautiful shoes.


Anonymous Karey said ... (2:15 PM) : 

Sock-less, eh? Bold!!


Blogger Bucky1934 said ... (6:18 PM) : 

No socks? I don't get it. Of course I don't get baseball or Kangol hats worn backwards, dropped crotch pants, droopy drawers either. They all look stupid.


Anonymous kelli said ... (6:20 PM) : 

Love everything about his look!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:53 PM) : 

No socks looks nice during the summer. But for the fall... uh... I just don't know... a bit too trendy for me.

Love his suit, but I think his lapels are too slim. It just looks odd.

But I am in love with his shoes.


Blogger Unknown said ... (10:09 AM) : 

I don't like the "no-socks" thing at all in this picture. Not with a tie and not with those shoes.
"No-socks" should be reserved for dock shoes, sandals, and canvas sneakers.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:55 PM) : 

don't like the shoes. they're boring. nice suit though


Blogger tronface said ... (2:52 AM) : 

Too much ankle for a man. I personally am not diggin it. Wannabe Don Draper sans 60 lbs. Yawn?


Anonymous arunaadi_coups said ... (4:35 AM) : 

shows were not good . There are also more tips in this I personally get my coupons online, it is much more convenient and ever best.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:51 PM) : 

This "no-sock" look is unflattering and absolutely silly.
When will this end...?


Anonymous fashette said ... (5:15 AM) : 

SECRET SOCKS? Let's give credit where it's due; Style Icon Stefano Tonchi is a well-put-together man!


Anonymous Grumpy Typewriter said ... (6:06 AM) : 

Clearly he forgot his socks when he was shaving/waxing his legs. Oh, and killer suit.


Blogger Adm. Piquo James Rex James Turnblade said ... (1:55 PM) : 

People don't wear socks in Milan.


Anonymous piotr said ... (10:05 AM) : 

put on some socks


Blogger opredeleno said ... (5:47 PM) : 

To me this looks utterly boring.
The suit seems of excellent material and I'd even go with the colour, but the tie kills everything.
The only thing worse dressed than him is the man sitting to the right. He was thinking, you can't go wrong with grey and stripes, right. Right?
Btw he's not barefoot, he's wearing shoeliners that show in the picture (unless I'm wrong)
Business speaking, men are very scared to experiment and think that boring is stylish.

But I love the woman to the left, her handbag is great and I would like to see her shoes.


Anonymous svetlana said ... (3:09 AM) : 

I really didn't like this "no socks" look when I first saw it, but it stuck in my mind and I ended up being inspired by it in my outfit yesterday. I cuffed my jeans and wore ankle socks that just peeked out of my shoes, you wouldn't be able to see them unless you looked closely. The over all effect was the same, but applied to a casual woman's outfit. Seems to be more of a European and male trend, but it was really fun to do something I have never done before; it felt fresh in NY. My ankles did get really cold, it was 50F outside >_<


Blogger CeImbracAzi-Sonia said ... (6:14 AM) : 

Nice outfit! Not the best choice of shoes though...the lack of socks not such a great idea for a business outfit..but I guess he simply can't get enough of his own ankles!


Anonymous ON Lifestyle said ... (12:06 AM) : 

Very Dapper! looks sharp.


Blogger Vivian said ... (10:30 AM) : 

ooh, dang. those pants.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:14 AM) : 

No to NO SOCKS. It just looks weird on a man.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:17 PM) : 

No socks is great look. You can have it all year long and with confort by buing very tiny an invisible socks made for men like the ones women use to wear. You can find them at Galleries Lafayette in Paris.


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