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Sunday, March 13, 2011

I Don't Know What They're Saying But I Love To Watch Them Talk, Florence

Comments on "I Don't Know What They're Saying But I Love To Watch Them Talk, Florence"


Blogger Una B. said ... (10:47 AM) : 

oh!i love these photos!


Blogger Jennifer said ... (10:51 AM) : 

Italians truly know how to talk with their hands!


Blogger Unknown said ... (10:52 AM) : 

they talk about football ;))


Anonymous Rose said ... (10:53 AM) : 

Love the title & the pics :)


Blogger Unknown said ... (10:54 AM) : 

great photos!


Blogger Kairi Kuuskmann said ... (10:56 AM) : 

ha ha i think i can speak italian already by only looking at them! :)


Anonymous B. said ... (10:57 AM) : 

They are probably talking about food, fashion, business, politics and beautiful women! :)


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

So cute!:)


Blogger disco in moscow said ... (11:01 AM) : 

great photos!


Blogger Unknown said ... (11:03 AM) : 

the left one looks a bit angry :D
greetings from germany, xx


Blogger Carlos Yescas said ... (11:07 AM) : 

Always amusing to read you.

Speaking with your hands explanation from an unlikely source -


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

they're deciding where to get lunch


Blogger StyleToneZagreb said ... (11:08 AM) : 

ooh i love it. It's like a comic strip.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:14 AM) : 

these photos are great!! he looks so slick and in control!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:15 AM) : 

Very elegant men!


Blogger comme fraiche said ... (11:17 AM) : 

I believe what is happening is that the girlfriend of the man in the dark suit is trying to tell him that they're going to be late to where they're going to if he keeps on talking


Blogger YazmiinAktar said ... (11:18 AM) : 




Blogger Alys said ... (11:18 AM) : 

I've made up their conversation in my head. It was very funny :D


Blogger Jo said ... (11:21 AM) : 

Well, that last photo is definitely, 'And I'll tell you another thing!!'


Blogger said ... (11:22 AM) : 

A description of EITHER the peculiar technique of the new chef at a favorite restaurant OR details of an oddity that the suspension of the Alfa Romeo has developed in the last week.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:23 AM) : 

Oh, the third one is so cute!


Blogger Unknown said ... (11:26 AM) : 

Love this little moment, and it's so true, watching italians talk is so entertaining!

Love Despitecolor


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:27 AM) : 

so great! I love mens jackets.


Blogger Leo said ... (11:35 AM) : 

fantastic. Awesome pics.


Anonymous meenal @ maison marigold said ... (11:39 AM) : 

that looks like an intense conversation...lovely images!! xx meenal


Blogger Chiara Biasi said ... (11:39 AM) : 



Anonymous jice said ... (11:41 AM) : 

ADORABLE Italian Men! A
great reason to keep working on your Italian!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:42 AM) : 

The gloves in the pocket--I love anyone who carries and wears gloves.


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

Sciamat-Il Punto A Mano-Valentino Ricci vs. Al Bazar-Pasqualino Ieluzzi... What a great discussion it was... THE artists of actual formal italian style...


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

The Power of body language ;) very good job!


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

They look like two philosophers discussing some serious matters.


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

I love the gloves in his jacket pocket. So damper.


Blogger Marc said ... (12:00 PM) : 

It's funny that they live up to the stereotype of talking with their hands.


Blogger Joanna Paulsen said ... (12:04 PM) : 



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

nice photos


Anonymous salomé said ... (12:07 PM) : 

So funny... LOve it ;))

HELP Japan:


Blogger The Photodiarist said ... (12:08 PM) : 

I love how expressive Italians are!


Blogger V said ... (12:13 PM) : 

The amazing thing is, the guy in the dark suit is wearing 3 layers atop his shirt and the look is NOT bulky at all. Italians = Style. LOVE!!!


Anonymous Theresa said ... (12:15 PM) : 

The gestures and intensity are mesmerizing!



Anonymous Gabriella said ... (12:30 PM) : 

probably money or weman! :)

but i love the gloves in the pocket.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:32 PM) : 

hmm, charmosos!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:38 PM) : 



Anonymous Art of RetroCollage said ... (12:40 PM) : 

Those gloves sticking out of the pocket!


Blogger Katrin said ... (12:41 PM) : 

Great body talk:)


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

One of my favourite things when I am in Italy is to watch Italians having an argument over a cell phone. They still gesticulate wildly to their not-present combatant! Beautiful! It's one of the reasons why I am learning Italian. :)


Blogger Kathleen said ... (12:59 PM) : 

Thank you for capturing the conversation!


Blogger L. said ... (1:00 PM) : 

Beautiful, like stills from a movie.


Blogger Melissa said ... (1:03 PM) : 

these are great! the third one really makes me wonder what there talking about


Blogger Jessie said ... (1:05 PM) : 

I also love people watching. It is great to watch people talk and motion.


Blogger barbara cromer said ... (1:07 PM) : 

The urban Italian men are soooo expressive, dapper and gorgeous at any age. Who cares what they're saying as long as you can watch them


Blogger Laura M. said ... (1:09 PM) : 



Anonymous Piccolo said ... (1:13 PM) : 

They're fantastics... I love this picture.


Blogger jackie said ... (1:26 PM) : 

I love their style and their gestures... You should have people guess what they're saying- like add subtitles... I missed your blog yesterday- glad to see a new post today!


Blogger Adele said ... (1:27 PM) : 

These pics are truly amazing. As an Italian I agree that they perfectly picture our way of talking, well, talking with our hands.


Blogger TorontoVerve Street Style said ... (1:28 PM) : 

Great collection of they know they're being photographed?


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

Italians have two languages: the first is spoken, the second is made by our hands :)))


Anonymous Kismondo said ... (1:32 PM) : 

One of your best posts ever: fashion and story togeher.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:33 PM) : 

Can we talk about how fabulous the gloves tucked into the lapel is? AWESOME. I love the casual elegance of it.


Anonymous Barbara said ... (1:36 PM) : 

For me, after Portuguese Italian is the second most beautiful language on Earth. I feel so lucky to be able to speak and write in both languages. I'd say that they were talking about the tragic happening in Japan:
1st. picture - The man in dark was referring to the violent and giant impact of the earthquake.
2nd. picture - The same man was affirming that the japanese are also still under a serious risk of possible radiation.
3rd. picture - It seems that the old man was explaining something related to the plate tectonics.
4th. picture - Such gesture can be for the enormous tsunami inundation.
5th. picture - "They will have to find a better way, possible, to circumvent that situation." - supposingly said the man in dark.

A superb blog, being just like that: Beautifully simple!
My sincere congratulations for "the light" you got. :)


Blogger j. said ... (1:41 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:49 PM) : 

marvelous ...they're so in the moment


Anonymous Christine Chaos said ... (1:58 PM) : 

Love how Italians interact with each other. I witnessed a heated debate traveling in a train in Italy. The participants were so heated and so intensely expressive, it seemed they would leave the train enemies. On the contrary, once the train stopped, they
bid each other farewell and warm tidings.


Anonymous Christine Chaos said ... (2:04 PM) : 

I love the way Italians interact with each other. I once witnessed a heated debate traveling in a train in Italy. The participants were so heated and intensely expressive it seemed they would leave the train enemies. On the contrary, when the train stopped, they bid each other a warm farewell.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:04 PM) : 

'Don't look now but that man with the camera is behind you!'

'He is everywhere i go!'

'Ah yes but the french lady. She is so chic.'

'That is beside the point! I will have to stop dressing so well.''

'You there. Go get me a tracksuit to wear, i can't stand the attention.'

(Older gentleman bows head in shame).


Anonymous tina said ... (2:06 PM) : 

that's amore... italians do everything with passion and love


Blogger Sukhpreet said ... (2:13 PM) : 


My favourite post of yours from the past while.


Blogger The Fancy Teacup said ... (2:15 PM) : 

Looks like a very intense discussion, the hand movements make it so vivid. And those gloves tucked away are a perfect touch.
much love.


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

Haha, these are great! It's true, the words aren't the most important part- the gestures are so expressive.


Blogger Luisa I. said ... (2:39 PM) : 

Hahaha this sequence is so much fun! Italian men have a vey pecculiar way to talk... lovely :)


Anonymous Luisa I. said ... (2:41 PM) : 

Haha this sequence is so much fun! Italian men have a very peculiar way to talk... lovely :)


Blogger Siboney2046 said ... (2:42 PM) : 

Ok, We are Italians and We love gesticulate when we speak!!
And we speak about a lot of things, not only football and food!


Blogger Abby Alicia said ... (2:45 PM) : 

They look so deep in conversation, looks pretty serious ;) And the guys gloves coming out of his pocket are awesome xoxo Abby


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

Horrible hairstyle!


Blogger Rosie said ... (2:55 PM) : 

Like everyone's been saying - it's especially true with Italians. Such a beautiful language as well.


Anonymous wotv said ... (3:00 PM) : 

The blond woman is the the younger man's younger half sister. The older man is their uncle. Recently, everybody found out that the young woman has been pursued by someone who's the men's rival, a salt and pepper English man, an architect, in his late 40's, with a boyish grin, and his sleeves rolled up, with puppy eyes.

The situation has gotten out of hand. After weeks of sending songs and emails and letters and phone calls out of nowhere from the interested guy, the woman is losing her ground. The emails have gotten more disoriented, abrupt, shorter, careless of grammar, so seductive, and they come day and night. It's about the rain, about the sun, about the stars. Never about anything in particular that has a tone of reality.

The brother is discussing these issues, and expressing his feelings of what the seducer's motivations are, family fortune? Fame? Business competition?

They're trying to put a stop on this.

And, "One more thing, Anna Maria, you are to tell him no," he says to his sister. The older man looks down because he knows exactly what's happening because he's guilty of seducing someone like this in his younger age for not so innocent reasons.

The Italians come from a long, long, long lineage of seduction, courtship and deceive. Why do you think they are clothed this way.


Blogger stephanie said ... (3:05 PM) : 

i LOVE this post.


Anonymous Marisa Alma said ... (3:14 PM) : 

Well what they are saying is obvious. The beautiful blonde asked for directions. The men are having a friendly argument about the best way for her to get to her destination. The older gentlemen mentioned some directions, the younger one had an epiphany (the finger in the air, in the next to last photo), they discussed it further and now the younger guy is going to give her the directions and invite her to dinner. Simple, no?


Anonymous Caneel said ... (3:26 PM) : 

Lovely! These are the best!


Blogger thwany said ... (3:27 PM) : 

that guy looks like a passionate talker.


Blogger Jennifer said ... (3:37 PM) : 

it is no wonder Europeans find us Americans boring, the majority of us rarely show any emotion or passion for life, much less in our conversation...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:44 PM) : 

A great suit on the guy on the right. I love his gloves in his pocket. It's true, the clothes make the man. They both look like independent thinkers.


Blogger davidikus said ... (3:44 PM) : 

Most likely they are talking about Italy's trashing of France in Rugby - a first in sports history!


Blogger SAMANTHA said ... (3:48 PM) : 

I LOVE THIS! It's amazing. I am wondering what they're saying :) One of my favorite posts.



Blogger shnits said ... (3:55 PM) : 

God I have a long road if I really decide my goal is to be the Israeli you!! I l-o-v-e everything you post... It is exactly like you said- the fun of watching people passing by while you are sitting on a park bench... Sounds so easy to find and capture but actually not easy at all! I have just recently started trying-


Blogger Karena said ... (3:57 PM) : 

Love it!! Gloves in the pocket are great.

This reminds me of Greece, where people appear to be fighting when they are simply having a conversation!!

Art by Karena


Blogger Honor said ... (3:59 PM) : 

wow they're so cool and obliviuos to you watching them which is what makes these pictures so perfect :)


Anonymous Ina said ... (3:59 PM) : 

love the energy.


Blogger Unknown said ... (4:02 PM) : 

To care enough about something to use your hands in expressing your point! And their expression extends out to their clothing, . . .
Much better than ppt,


Blogger Francesca Robertson said ... (4:08 PM) : 

love the blazer


Le Kiss Kiss- Click Here!


Blogger klaudias said ... (4:08 PM) : 

i love these pictures!!


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

It's important....
They are quite animated- to get their point across....
....and fabulously dressed.

Great photo catch!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:23 PM) : 

whole lotta hair goin on there


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:27 PM) : 

these photos leaves too many questions! ;)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:28 PM) : 

Haha, I see this every day. I have a friend who is the best in this kind of comunication =)



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:28 PM) : 

Definitely one of my most beloved mediterranean traits (:


Blogger Fatzo said ... (4:36 PM) : 

Very italian hein?!!
Love the details : the glove, the long hair, the colors, the "3pièces costume"...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:43 PM) : 

yehhh...and they're so well dressed while they do's like fashion theatre..


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:51 PM) : 

Oh, I love these! Makes me proud to be Italiana. :)


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

That is fascinating. Very passionate.

- Meredith


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:59 PM) : 

Haha, I love these.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:00 PM) : 

love the tittle ;D so ironic and funny!


Anonymous Rohit said ... (5:03 PM) : 

I love the pics. They are way too amazing. Keep up the good work. Hopefully they've been clicked by you.



Blogger Unknown said ... (5:14 PM) : 

Really excellent series of photos! Love'em, especially as I'm headed to Italy tomorrow—I don't think Italians can speak if they have their hands in their pockets...


Anonymous Sam said ... (5:17 PM) : 

These pics are great! I love how Italian men are so passionate about everything and they are so expressive!
I love the brown gloves casually thrown in the pocket of the coat and the big pointy lapels on the coat!


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

Do any of these people try to sue you for invasion of privacy?

Haha - just a joke. Great outfits and wonderful stalker photography.


Blogger Miss Molly said ... (5:51 PM) : 

half my family are Italian... these pics made me giggle because Italian people, being very passionate.. tend to 'talk with their hands' my mother can be chatting to her sister on the phone but still her hands would be flying in the air. it is really funny.

great snaps - as always


Anonymous esme noir said ... (5:53 PM) : 

wonderful, expressive photos! how do you capture these folks? did they know you were photographing??


Anonymous candleashes said ... (5:57 PM) : 

These are so great! I love them. I really like watching people too.
Did they know you were shooting them? Did you feel like a spy or stalker? :P


Anonymous Chloé said ... (6:54 PM) : 



Anonymous zuccotto said ... (7:03 PM) : 

I recognize the older fellow as a long time favorite here on the Sartorialist but can't come up with his name. Luca? The younger man could be his son.

This is my favorite set of photos here on the blog for... years. Such a cool capture!


Blogger Lindsay K said ... (7:14 PM) : 

I think the older gentlemen in Italy wrote the book on elegance. Every time I travel to Italy, I'm always amazed by the suits, gloves textures and fabrics that the men wear.



Blogger Lindsay K said ... (7:14 PM) : 

I think the older gentlemen in Italy wrote the book on elegance. Every time I travel to Italy, I'm always amazed by the suits, gloves textures and fabrics that the men wear.



Anonymous Loreto said ... (7:17 PM) : 

looks like they're talking something really interesting, isn't it?


Blogger My Heart Blogged said ... (7:50 PM) : 

I love that it's moment of time captured, and he is very stylish.
My Heart Blogged


Blogger Jenny D. said ... (8:10 PM) : 

This is one of my favorites posts of yours!! :) so wonderful!


Blogger The_Dark_Lady_2 said ... (8:26 PM) : 

To Miss B: I love your script!

Actually, they were playing charades.


Blogger Monica said ... (8:47 PM) : 

forse stanno parlando di te facendo gli fotografie no!?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:54 PM) : 

no matter what we speak about, we say it with passion and certainty.


Blogger Juliet Sulejmani said ... (9:12 PM) : 

I love how he's got his gloves in his pocket! They just seem to fit perfectly! They both look quite important. :)


Blogger Notes From ABroad said ... (9:17 PM) : 

Mmmm, like the men here in Argentina .. much arm waving , hand movement, faces and lip puckers.. and kiss kiss at the end.
I love them :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:54 PM) : 

thats fantastic! im actually really happy i dont know what they are saying though. Whenever i overhear a conversation it just sounds really really unimportant or unintelligent (even though im sure i sound the same way) conversations are really much better when your a part of them


Blogger jenifa said ... (9:58 PM) : 

I love their faces and the way they look at each other while conversing, the good manners of the man in the light suit while the other one engages with the blonde woman. Also, something about the set of the sleeves of the dark coat is different.


Blogger Unknown said ... (10:19 PM) : 

Thank god for Italia/ns!


Anonymous tas wanita said ... (10:55 PM) : 

great post & very good photos



Blogger STYLE FILE: NYC said ... (10:56 PM) : 

this is most definitely one of my FAVOURITE posts of yours! :)


Blogger Caddy said ... (11:08 PM) : 

Great caption! I to be cool if this was turned into a gif.


Anonymous alicia said ... (11:21 PM) : 

It seems like the negociation doesn't go well.. haha


Blogger hp said ... (11:50 PM) : 

These men are so involved, intense and animated! These outpouring of expression, when seen in relation to the group of three ladies in the earlier post, who were in a far more restrained (?) and understated conversation, make such lovely contrast!

Love your sense of humour! :)


Anonymous Danielle Scalia said ... (12:25 AM) : 

How do you make an Italian, silent?

Tie up his hands!


Blogger michael said ... (12:41 AM) : 

I understand. You found paradise in America, you had a good trade, you made a good living. The police protected you and there were courts of law. And you didn't need a friend like me. But, uh, now you come to me, and you say: "Don Corleone, give me justice." But you don't ask with respect. You don't offer friendship. You don't even think to call me Godfather. Instead, you come into my house on the day my daughter is to be married, and you ask me to do murder for money.


Blogger looks.before.books said ... (1:04 AM) : 

Favorite part is leather gloves in the pocket


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:12 AM) : 

love the gestures, the passion, the aura, and above all your fabulous shots!


Blogger eliza said ... (1:18 AM) : 

It looks like a veryanimated conversation! I talk with my hands as well, haha, such a funny habit.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:49 AM) : 

For me my favorite post from you... Grazie !


Blogger Unknown said ... (2:03 AM) : 

These photographs of these two Italian men talking are incredible! I love them. It certainly captures the way Italian men like to talk and use hand gestures to talk(there is a word for it BUT I have a mind blank right now). I also really love the way both are dressed.
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Blogger Marissa said ... (2:40 AM) : 

I love this!


Blogger Oh my Dior! said ... (2:41 AM) : 

what a chic pair of men


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:41 AM) : 

amazing pictures...i love italians


Blogger anotherARTOHOLIC said ... (3:01 AM) : 

they are telling a story with body language - so animated. absolutely love this.


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

I do enjoy these photos, if the guy can add some funny conversion ...


Blogger looks.before.books said ... (3:25 AM) : 

the gloves/ jacket combo on the man with in tan is great.

see how these looks translate onto college campuses!


Blogger nyc/caribbean ragazza said ... (4:04 AM) : 

I'm learning Italian. The grammar is kick my American butt.

However, I love how expressive it is. It is funny to see people on Rome having animated cell phone conversations.

belle foto!


Anonymous Elise Willems said ... (4:33 AM) : 



Blogger Hot Topics said ... (5:16 AM) : 

yes i think they are talking very serious matter about business. Really amazing

Thanks and Regards


Anonymous ERTLandCOHN said ... (7:06 AM) : 

I love too!
Un saludo,



Anonymous Sonja said ... (7:20 AM) : 

They obviously discuss how to seduce a woman. In the last picture they consult one.



Anonymous Aladelta said ... (7:26 AM) : 

I´m from Argentina. We are like Italians: "gesticulators". These two gentlemen look like my two uncles in a sunday ASADO


Blogger Hunter said ... (7:29 AM) : 

I love them,they have the most adorable clothes on. Whatever they are saying, it must be important!


Blogger Unknown said ... (8:19 AM) : 

i love this photo!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:30 AM) : 

WOTV has captured the story!

The gloves are awesome. I'm old enough to remember when American men wore gloves and wonderful hats. Men didn't go anywhere without a hat. Women either!


Anonymous yoana said ... (8:42 AM) : 

It isn't very important ABOUT they are talking, is very important HOW they make.


Blogger caribbelle said ... (9:08 AM) : 

very emotive speakers and I love it


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:22 AM) : 

Talking Hands


Blogger Luciane at said ... (9:49 AM) : 

I love how passionate ITALIAN people are! They can be talking about how bad was the pizza, but it sound like the world will end tomorrow....

Love ITALY!!!


Luciane at

PS: Great shots, congrats!


Blogger Angie Muresan said ... (9:54 AM) : 

No, no, they are competing for the affections of the blonde woman. In the first picture the dark haired gentleman is her husband and he's asking the older gentleman, what exactly does he exactly think he's doing? See? The older gentleman is at a loss for words.
In the second photo, the lady apparently comes to her lover's defense and her husband isn't too happy. "You have caused enough trouble'" he tells her. "Stay out of it."
Seeing how upset the husband is, the older gentleman tries to placate him, saying that they are just friends. There is nothing for the husband to worry about.
"Friends? My a**," the husband says.
The lady steps in again, but there is no calming the husband down. "I told you to stay out of it." He says.
The older gentleman decides that it is futile to argue. Fate will take its course.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:58 AM) : 

My step father is from Venezuela and he talks like that about detergent soap. :) (not kidding)LOL!



Blogger Aimee said ... (10:19 AM) : 

yes what struck me were the gloves that double as a pocket square??? now that's what you call steeze. I've been working for an Italian company five years running now, I love both their quips and quirks!


Anonymous James Taylor said ... (10:39 AM) : 

There's a 99% chance they're discussing the plight of Fiorentina...


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

we italians can talk with our hands even when handcuffed..


Blogger jackie said ... (11:14 AM) : 

i love the stories some of you made up... especially the one by wotv! great! :)


Blogger 汪太太 Wang Tai Tai said ... (11:16 AM) : 

Reminds me of the movie Eat Pray Love in which JR was obsessed by the way the Italians gesture when they talk.


Anonymous Kimberly said ... (11:29 AM) : 

All the gestures! I feel like I'm looking at pictures from my family reunion (only they're dressed better)! Something brilliant must've come from that conversation!



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

Mediterranean are really elegant.


Blogger Michelle Lee said ... (12:19 PM) : 

love the styles, photos and your title :) so true


Blogger Planeta said ... (1:00 PM) : 

Great job capturing the Italianissimo! LOVE the gloves tucked into the breast pocket on the uomo on the right. It's like they want to participate in the conversation as well.


Blogger Frank Vinyl said ... (1:15 PM) : 

Oh I love your photos!! and these have so much character... love it


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:21 PM) : 

Somehow I already knew they were Italians without reading the title. Very distinctive style and very interesting gentlemen indeed.


Blogger Unknown said ... (1:51 PM) : 

Really funny and chic pics ;D interesting...


Blogger Milica said ... (1:53 PM) : 

Love these photos! It looks like a scene from a movie :)


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

absolutely brilliant! people talking with their hands just seem more genuine and real to me.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:12 PM) : 

These two gentelmen are regulars in this Blog. They are discussing style for sure.

The young one is Valentino Ricci from Sciamat

and the older man is Lino Leluzzi from Al Bazar.


Blogger Unknown said ... (2:14 PM) : 

very nice blog, you PHOTO very chic i hope in future collaboration!!!!!VISIT MY BLOG


Blogger miss anna katie said ... (2:15 PM) : 

Im the same! I have no clue what they are saying but I love to watch them talk!


Blogger Silvia D. Hernandez said ... (2:36 PM) : 

I had always gesticulated a lot but got a really bad habit while living there, mostly beacuse "italian hand language" is easier to learn than italian itself. Nice set of pics!


Blogger Trendy said ... (2:37 PM) : 

Just perfect class for this working mans!


Blogger JK FERGUSON said ... (2:56 PM) : 

Beautiful lapel size on the jacket of the gentleman on the left.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:58 PM) : 

it is very inneresting as even the situation they seem to really listening to each other with respect, as the gentleman they're.
Very great pics.



Blogger UESman said ... (3:06 PM) : 

Hand gestures while talking are the finishing touch on a perfected sense of style....damnit I miss florence.


Blogger A Gentleman's Account said ... (3:10 PM) : 

I love the gloves in the breast pocket, great touch.


Blogger musiqueblox said ... (4:58 PM) : 

Wow! Is the man in the dark suit ever handsome!!! of my favorites ever! Evokes strength, wisdom, confidence, ....and much more! It's great to be able to see much more depth of who that person might be. Love the fashion element but sometimes it's nice to see a little of where one's style might come from. LIKE!


Blogger Anastasia said ... (5:13 PM) : 

great pics Sart - im an introvert so love spying on this kind of interaction and non-stop chit chat, hand gestures and expressions...i wonder what they are, fashion, trends, politics?


Anonymous MGF said ... (6:21 PM) : 

haha. I love your title most of all.
Italians speak with hands, second soul's miror.


Anonymous m.edwin said ... (8:57 PM) : 

that dark overcoat is so nice and tailored. love it. and the gestures of course; i bet conversations are more fulfilling when they're this active.


Anonymous P8 said ... (9:17 PM) : 

How animated they both are! Oh, Italians and their hand motions....


Blogger Laurie said ... (9:30 PM) : 

I love the way you captured what looks to be a very passionate conversation. Both of them are truly engaged! Love.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:51 PM) : 

oh my god, i'm in love
i'm in love
man in the dark looking like Blixa Bargeld from Einsturzende Neubauten

the same clothes, the same haircut, the same big hands, and so dramatic

i'm in loooove
i'm so upset


Blogger Pomarrosa said ... (10:14 PM) : 

I discovered the Sartorialist only recently. Of the photographs I've seen so far these five are the most dynamic and lively. There's nothing like being able to watch people when they are talking and unaware of being observed; their gestures, hand movements, the chemistry between or among those conversing is pure magic. Thanks for capturing their interaction.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:21 PM) : 

I feel we just missed a glove slap on Mr. Black.


Anonymous Bekah said ... (10:51 PM) : 

The geographical position of Italy has historically made it a nexus for international trade and cultural exchange. The meeting of so many languages and dialects can largely account for the reliance on gestures and body language.
Love the stripe \ solid \stripe \ solid pattern on the left man.


Blogger Tessa said ... (11:11 PM) : 

If you need a translation, this little black and white book breaks down the mysteries of Italian hand gestures. I love this book:)


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

I don't know what they are talking about either but what this conversation says to me is that by comparison it is very boring to live in the USA where it is rare to see people talk, dress, wear their hair, smoke, put gloves in pocket or do anything else with such individualistic style and flair!

It isn't just about's about living. And Europeans seem to really know how to live. Thank you, Sartorialist, for a truly delightful photo sequence.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:12 AM) : 

Some of the imagined dialogues are almost as much fun as the photos. Thanks, commenters (you especially, Miss B)! :)


Blogger Jessica said ... (5:02 AM) : 

While I'm usually hesitant to just pile on the accolades - this series is my favorite post of yours in a long, long time.

It reminds me of some of your early action shots - like the guy playing handball. Yes, there is style - but also light and emotion and play.

Thanks for posting.


Blogger *Moni* said ... (6:16 AM) : 

I want my husband to look lite that in a few years. :)


Blogger said ... (8:27 AM) : 

Fine! Wonderfull!


Blogger Lydia Armstrong said ... (8:31 AM) : 

Haha awesome!!!


Blogger Shani said ... (10:39 AM) : 

I love it. We should write a dialogue to go with these wonderful photos, how fun would that be?


Blogger Nuha said ... (11:17 AM) : 

Oh my, this makes me incredibly happy!


Anonymous elga said ... (12:53 PM) : 

like a movie scene! cool!u're just like pro paparazzi :D


Anonymous elga said ... (1:08 PM) : 

like a movie scene! cool!u're just like pro paparazzi :D


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