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The Sartorialist


Wednesday, June 30, 2010

On the Street....Sarah R. in Black, White & Gold, Paris

On the Street....The Hat That Makes the Suit, Paris

I love the less structured, relaxed nature of his suit, but the whole look rests on the coordinated slouch of his hat.

This is also one of those looks that, if worn exactly the same way as this gentleman, would look great on the right girl.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

At Dries Van Noten....All White, Paris

On the Street...via Valfonda, Florence

Monday, June 28, 2010

On the Street...Color Story, Milano

On the Street... via Sant'Andrea, Milano

This young lady looks like a classic Italian film goddess of the 50's and 60's: a modern, sharpened Sophia Loren.

The tattoos take her look to a entirely different place. Honestly, I can't decide if they add or distract from her natural beauty but, with that added edge, it's hard to take your eyes off her.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

On the Street...rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, Paris

On the Street...Shirtdress Shirt, Paris

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Top Looks....Junya Watanabe, Paris

Paris is off to a slow start this season.

Have you seen any shows that you really love?

The first show that I really liked was Junya Watanabe.

The humor and quirkiness of Junya were still evident this season, but they were toned down to a point that made the collection even more desirable. Some Junya diehards commented afterward that the collection seemed "too commercial." I know they didn't mean it in a good way, but that commercial element made the collection so much more desirable for me.

Friday, June 25, 2010

On the Street...First Day of Summer, Florence

On the Street...Eva, Florence

Thursday, June 24, 2010

On the Street....Multi-functional belt, Florence

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Not Hiding Behind Her Uniform, Florence

This young lady was one of the cleaning crew at Pitti Uomo.

She wore the same green uniform as all the other young cleaning ladies but, as you can imagine, she was the only one that really stood out in that crowd.

Of course I really don't know anything about her but her stylistic choices for her hair, piercings, etc. give us a good place to start.

Uniforms are, by nature, an attempt to make people conform to a code. I always find it interesting when people are able to play within the set boundaries of a code while still not totally losing their own uniqueness.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

On the Street....The Sartorialist Mix, Florence

I love this mix of Adidas shoes and a chic linen jacket worn by a refined gentleman. To wear the expected loafers or espadrilles would, in this case, make his look somehow less interesting.

On the Street....Giovanna, Milano

Monday, June 21, 2010

At Emporio Armani, Milano

On the Street....Via Della Vigna Nuova Florence

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Top Looks....Prada, Milano

This is easily one of the best Prada men's collections I've seen in a while. Gone are the sometimes over-the-top design details replaced by a very desirable collection based on color and proportion.

I think one of the few positives of this economic turbulence has been a shift away from designers trying to seduce us into what they think we need and instead offering clothes that we simply want to wear.

I'm showing more images from the runway this season (so far, anyway) because I'm actually seeing lots to love. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this will continue in Paris.

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Top Looks....Bottega Veneta, Milano

Today was a very good day of menswear shows in Milano. It started early (very early) at Bottega Veneta and just ended at Prada with stops at Ferragamo, Ferre, and Moncler along the way.

Bottega Veneta was so strong: the color options, the focus on sportswear, and the casting of masculine, virile models.

I'm very curious about where the prices will come in on this collection. Even though the design details are fantastic, I don't want to spend a ton of money on cargo shorts.

Top Looks...Burberry, Milano

Top Looks....Dolce & Gabbana

I have to say that the all white section of Dolce & Gabbana looked great.

Friday, June 18, 2010

On the Street....Sam, Florence

Thursday, June 17, 2010

On the Street....Matte Sequined Top for Day, Florence

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

On the Street...Italian Khakis, Florence

Italian khakis are the best!

I love American khakis, but American brands add so much fabric to the back upper-thigh panel and butt that it always visually adds 10 pounds to any guy's backside.

This gentleman's khakis fit almost like jeans, and that's why they look so cool.

On the Street...Italian Girls, Florence

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

On the Street....Back at Pitti, Florence


I should be back on a more consistent posting schedule for the next several weeks, if not for the rest of the summer.

I am really inspired by some of the young guys that I'm meeting at Pitti. They seem to appreciate the elements of quality that great menswear can offer and yet approach and use these elements in a more modern and experimental way.

Monday, June 14, 2010

On the Street....Summer Detail, Barcelona

In the heat of summer it can be really hard to make a tee and shorts look interesting.
Finding items with some type of special design detail, like the lace inset for the tee or the sailor buttons for the shorts, can go a long way in taking a look to the next level.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

On the Street....Camila, Barcelona

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Barcelona this Thursday!

Update :

Today I am going to be in Barcelona, Santa Eulalia where I will have a very informal party, book signing and hopefully take a few shots.

Later in the day, at 8pm (Spanish time), I will do a talk and answer any questions (except mathematics!). You can start sending the question now (Twitter @santaeulalia, Facebook Santa Eulalia) and you will be able to follow the presentation through streaming on Santa Eulalia's blog. For more information you can go on

See you there!

The Sartorialist & Santa Eulalia
Day: Thursday June 10, 2010, between 11am and 7pm
Place: Santa Eulalia – Paseo de Gracia, 91

On the Street....Bond St. Summer, New York

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