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Monday, July 11, 2011

On the Street....Urban Explorer, Florence

I love the simple urban explorer feel of this look, the slate green shirt with the classic but slightly fuller cut khakis is perfection in its stealth.

However, I think the photograph - and the look itself - is made measurably more refined by its juxtaposition with the rugged grooming.

It is such an art to be well-groomed but not manscaped. This is one of the best examples I've seen in a while.

Comments on "On the Street....Urban Explorer, Florence"


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

My heart skipped a beat! (plus he looks like David Beckham, yes?)


Blogger Kacie - With Love said ... (5:34 PM) : 

What a dashing man! Wow. I have know idea how you find all these gorgeous people!



Blogger Ella said ... (5:39 PM) : 

i love all the neutral colors in this photograph, the slate shirt, the khaki pants, the leather belt, the rusty metal, and the orangey brown wood.


Blogger Karoline Kalvø said ... (5:40 PM) : 

Wow. He looks so cool.

Karoline Kalvo


Blogger Julie Khuu | Haute Khuuture said ... (5:41 PM) : 

Gorgeous! Such a stunning photo, capturing true essence above a mere attractive subject and shot...One of my FAVES lately!

Peace. Love. LOL!

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Anonymous Jacky said ... (5:45 PM) : 

Pretty urban!!! But a little safari too...amazing picture!!!Congrats


Blogger Taylor said ... (5:47 PM) : 

I agree. This gentleman has the rugged/groomed look down. It looks as though he takes care of himself without spending all his time in the morning getting ready.


Blogger Annie Chang said ... (5:52 PM) : 

dandy photo! love the classic look!


Blogger Barcelona m'enamora said ... (5:56 PM) : 

New adventurous style! A success! The shoelace...

Regards form Barcelona. :)


Anonymous maria said ... (5:59 PM) : 

I always appreciate simplicity and understated men. And you're precis in your words, REFINEMENT speaks for itself.


Blogger Všivavá Čivava said ... (6:11 PM) : 

Mmm if most men in this world dressed like him, this world would be such a happy place, for real


Blogger Berto Garcia said ... (6:14 PM) : 

Bonita vestimenta par ir comodo en verano saludos


Blogger Looona said ... (6:25 PM) : 

Such a cool, casual guy! Nice clothes, nice position (like a model)- but his shoe! Left one is open! :)


Blogger Unknown said ... (6:38 PM) : 


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Blogger Blair Nastasi said ... (6:41 PM) : 

Love it! I agree, the combination of the rugged facial hair with the neat casual clothing is fantastic.

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Blogger Amy said ... (6:46 PM) : 

'Course, it helps that he has a jaw you could break a champagne bottle on.

Love the untied shoelace. Seriously.


Anonymous Red Red said ... (6:52 PM) : 

Agree. It's a great look.


Blogger Bella said ... (6:57 PM) : 

I totally agree - there definitely aren't birds nesting in his beard or hair, but then again he isn't too groomed in an over the top way. Great look.


Blogger Amanda G said ... (7:12 PM) : 

He's stunning!


Blogger Maipai said ... (7:13 PM) : 

Very handsome.


Blogger Claudia Zander said ... (7:36 PM) : 

I love this photo


Blogger Melissa Dow said ... (7:43 PM) : 

I love the picture, but actually just wanted to pipe up and say that I appreciate the posts where you comment on what's going on. The simple photos are nice, but your notes on what's impressive or what caught your eye are instructive.



Anonymous Sarah said ... (8:01 PM) : 

Wow! stylish and beyond handsome - fabulous photo, as usual - thanks!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:04 PM) : 

I don't often agree with your comments about men's clothes. This time I completely agree. Looks great.


Blogger blue + gray said ... (8:07 PM) : 

Fantastic composition. You captured a great explorer expression!


Blogger blue + gray said ... (8:10 PM) : 

Fantastic composition. I love how the style feels authentic and earthy but you have captured an air of mystery about the gentleman.


Anonymous Fancy Pants said ... (8:17 PM) : 

what a fascinating handsome man.


Blogger Sara said ... (8:46 PM) : 

Ruggedly handsome in a clean cut way.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:53 PM) : 

Mm, definitely a good look. Not overdone, but simple, relaxed classic style. 10 points! The background's just perfect, too.


Blogger Archiex said ... (9:07 PM) : 

What a stunning photo.. :) Love the color combination.. It's such a great sample of a street fashion outfit.. :)


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

A well-groomed man suggests so many more opportunities than a fop.


Blogger SAMANTHA said ... (9:32 PM) : 



Anonymous MandoPea said ... (9:37 PM) : 

He reminds me of Ralph Fiennes in The English Patient.


Blogger indigo warrior said ... (9:43 PM) : 

I love rugged grooming. Thank you for telling me what it's called. Yum.


Blogger ChalcedonyofSF said ... (9:45 PM) : 

Wow... I mean really. How do they do manage to give birth to people like that?! Italy...
What a fine specimen of a man.

Oh yeah, I agree - not manscaped (got distracted there a bit!) - maybe an organic extension of the ruggedness within. His profile... special.




Anonymous art deco engagement rings said ... (9:59 PM) : 

A classic look!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:03 PM) : 

Looks like a typical Australian man on a day off work!


Blogger Marcel Da Chump said ... (11:15 PM) : 

Jack Kerouac had this look

On the Road

sixty plus years ago.


Blogger Francesca Robertson said ... (11:16 PM) : 

adore this!!!


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Blogger Pearl Girls said ... (11:25 PM) : 

Love this look! I also love a man who is easy on the eyes...



Anonymous shervinsworld said ... (12:09 AM) : 


vintage fashoin
great foto
very manly; love it! 4 vintage street fashion


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:17 AM) : 

From the neck down, this look isn't that impressive (plus I have this exact combination of shirt, pants, and shoes).

The point about grooming is well-taken, but really, the key here is how handsome the guy is!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:39 AM) : 

The color combination here is wonderful, but honestly, that man's jawline is his best accessory.


Blogger Bombchell said ... (2:44 AM) : 

heeey indiana jones. Love the outfit


Anonymous adele said ... (2:52 AM) : 

Wow! He's gorgeous!!
My hubby would totally wear this look & he's also roughly groomed like this man!!


Anonymous s said ... (3:03 AM) : 

Beautiful pics;... i love his style ;D
i want this man... lol

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Blogger CAPITAL THREAD said ... (3:08 AM) : 

*wolf whistle* rugged indeed, earth tones in an urban setting done perfectly


Blogger Monika said ... (3:17 AM) : 

great photo!


Blogger Jo said ... (3:39 AM) : 

Love this look! Girls can do this too, in a slimmer silhouette of course...


Blogger Beatrice B. said ... (4:28 AM) : 

I really like the natural style of european men with facial hair and a nice tan.


Blogger noendtodesign said ... (5:05 AM) : 

Beautiful colors!


Blogger beesandbugs said ... (5:19 AM) : 

Love his look. He's so stylish and causal at the same time, and he looks as if he doesn't care much about trends and fashion. :)


Blogger Cecille said ... (5:31 AM) : 

this man is gorgeous! he's perfect for this outfit!


Blogger The Girl Next Door said ... (5:35 AM) : 

Art is everywhere in firenze. this looks like a beautiful piece for canvas.


Blogger Flaviana Boni said ... (5:47 AM) : 



Anonymous Raindrops of Sapphire said ... (6:50 AM) : 

I love this too, it's so simple :)


Blogger V.V. said ... (7:15 AM) : 

effortless gorgeous!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:25 AM) : 

perfect look!


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

Hubba hubba.


Anonymous Ana Magnolia said ... (8:01 AM) : 

WOW! What a beautiful man!


Anonymous Petra said ... (8:05 AM) : 

he looks soooo natural
and yet soooo stylish..... love that!!!


Anonymous Angela Iliadis said ... (8:59 AM) : 

I love this photograph because it is so clear with lovely autumn hues.


Blogger Andrew said ... (9:57 AM) : 

Nothing exaggerated. Nothing self-conscious. Just pure, old-fashioned, completely modern, eternal style.


Anonymous Lauren said ... (10:13 AM) : 

Yes, this is urban safari well done. Handsome and hot!

The Styleseer


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:26 AM) : 

He's one of the best examples I've seen in a while, too!


Blogger lollipop4598 said ... (11:06 AM) : 

LOL@'manscaped'. Haven't heard that before. Yes, he is all rugged good looks. Perfectly groomed, but not so its shouting.


Anonymous Maryanne said ... (11:33 AM) : 

there's a bit of david beckham in his face.

what he has captured is a well groomed attractive masculine look.

khaki is the fabric for the summer.
it's so transitional from spring-summer-autumn.


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

I'll need a better look at those big cuffs...


Anonymous markus said ... (11:34 AM) : 

great shirt, great guy!


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

Chiselled beauty and masculinity all embodied in this unaffected, relaxed photo. He really is rather gorgeous but doesn't seem too bothered by it. Now that IS style!


Anonymous louise said ... (12:14 PM) : 



Blogger kathy said ... (12:36 PM) : 

Finally! A man that looks like a man. Thanks for the eye candy.


Blogger Unknown said ... (1:07 PM) : 

OH goodness!!! There is something about a rolled-up shirt sleeve.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:15 PM) : 

great shot and a gorgeous man, beautifully attired. and thanks for the recent pix showing men in italy who aren't overdressed.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:19 PM) : 

i just read a post here saying the guy was handsome but the clothes weren't special. please take a second look. the clothes are understated and exquisite.


Anonymous david goodfriend said ... (2:45 PM) : 

I love your blog and I do like when you comment on your postings.

But I don't like kahkis. Nothing could be further from "cool" than khaki.


Blogger Anas Canon said ... (4:00 PM) : 

Those pants MUSt be the Dickes 1922 reissue. I have 2 pairs. They were over priced but they are seriously my favorite pair of pants i have ever owned.


Anonymous amanda said ... (4:21 PM) : 

*swoon*. love the look, though it's really the guy who makes this noteworthy. the looks, the grooming and the attitude. nice.


Blogger Katie said ... (4:23 PM) : 

A great outfit, the man's got style and he knows what suits him.


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

rugged, manly..


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:12 PM) : 

the english patient


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:23 PM) : 

Definitely agree on a preference for "rugged" and "explorer" looks, here represented in great colors.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:03 PM) : 

drool... this guy is smokin ;)


Anonymous Bohemian Design said ... (10:42 PM) : 

Agreed about the grooming. Great pic!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:16 AM) : 

Makes me think of Ed Harris as Jackson Pollock.


Anonymous Zenobiar said ... (12:58 AM) : 

This seems to be another variation on the Hemingway homages that are all over the media with the 50th anniversary of his death. But totally Sart style. Love the rough wood panel. And the look. Regarding the comment that it looks like her husband, isn't it pretty to think so?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:44 AM) : 



Anonymous Yusmi said ... (2:26 AM) : 

It's cool..........


Blogger The snap style said ... (3:17 AM) : 

attractive man during pitti are the best stylers.


Anonymous Phyllida said ... (3:51 AM) : 

Woah, I love this guy!!! I think the 'rugged grooming' is achieved by the fact that his hair is swept back, but not too ridgidly or too loosely. Also, his stubble is very casual, but not excessive. Finally, he actually looks clean, which is obviously important!! x


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:28 AM) : 

Magnifique profil. Belle coupe de cheveux !


Blogger Barton said ... (9:00 AM) : 

very nice outfit


Anonymous sam tK said ... (9:32 AM) : 

the trick with being well-groomed but not to beautified is in the attitude, how to carry the look, un-self-concious is the most attractive, then you know he is completely natural and himself.


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

cant stop looking at this picture.. Brilliant. Please keep it coming !


Blogger dinamita.paquita said ... (1:05 PM) : 



Blogger Lou said ... (1:11 PM) : 

Oh wow! He has an indana Jones feel to him. He just needs a hat and a whip.

Love how casual this outfit is.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:26 PM) : 



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

He is very good looking, love his hair. Gorgeous man, great photo!

Have to mention though that his shoelace is undone!! argh!


Blogger neurp said ... (4:18 PM) : 

he reminds me of ralph fiennes in "the english patient." :)


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

He is a very good looking guy, though I wouldn't suggest this rugged yet groomed style to most men, it's a look that's a bit hard to pull of, his stubble is perfect and looks very classic. And I definitely love that belt, that small detail puts everything together nicely.


Blogger elisa said ... (6:15 PM) : 

Great style. This would look beautiful on a woman too.



Anonymous Gabriella Heintz said ... (3:25 AM) : 

This is à Swedish Man!!
He is fantastic and so talented too!
Puss puss


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:32 AM) : 

He looks fantastic - I just wish he had shaved under his chin. A hairy throat is s slight let-down.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:36 AM) : 

I agree with many of the comments other posters have made. Finally a man that looks like a man! Great composition of colors. One of your best photos of the year. Regards, S.


Anonymous Isak Vahlstedt said ... (2:20 PM) : 

Love it


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:34 PM) : 

I know I'm the only person in the universe that thinks this - but, I can't stand "rugged grooming." Either shave or grow a beard. But, the in-between look makes me crazy. Too many handsome men are ruined by it. Like him. He is gorgeous - except for the whiskers...

P.S. Also love the untied shoelace...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:34 PM) : 



Anonymous Stern Design said ... (9:31 PM) : 

Love the pic and the interiors minimal design.


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

I just got really turned on.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:17 PM) : 

He reminds me of David Becham. But with, arguably, less effort when it comes to his 'look'.


Anonymous Pippi Hepburn said ... (1:10 PM) : 

Just beautiful. I agree, manscaped is scary, well groomed is wonderful. Men, please stop plucking your eyebrows like a woman from the 1940's!


Blogger Gin said ... (2:21 AM) : 

and the color of that belt just puts everything together perfectly!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:00 AM) : 

wow beautiful


Blogger Didac said ... (1:35 PM) : 

might say to me the mark and model of these pants??


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

Now, that's what I'm talking about.


Anonymous Ruby said ... (11:31 AM) : 

This is like utter perfection


Blogger miss twinkletoes said ... (3:49 PM) : 

I love seeing a man look like this. Totally reminds me of Redford in Out of Africa.


Blogger mens-journal said ... (3:51 PM) : 



Blogger Sophistafunk said ... (1:21 PM) : 

What a handsome fellow! Great shot.


Blogger oppsycrazy said ... (8:35 AM) : 

what a charming man


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