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Thursday, January 31, 2013

On the Street…..Gentle Pete, New York

Thursday, January 31, 2013

If You’re Thinking About…White Jeans

Thursday, January 31, 2013

On the Street…..Before Costume National, Milan

Thursday, January 31, 2013

On the Street…..West Village, New York

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Junya Watanabe Fall/Winter 2013

Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Independents……… PORT Magazine

This is our second magazine for today because I didn’t think it should be left out.

 

It’s a magazine with so much potential, we feel like we’re waiting for it. They have great cover subjects (i.e. Daniel Day Lewis and Philip Seymour Hoffman,) very nice editorials, and it’s nicely written. But like a sugary treat, it leaves you wanting more.

 

But also like a sugary treat, I’ll keep coming back because it’s enjoyable.  If you do have a chance to pick it up, make sure you read this great article called “Do it Like a Dude,” by our friend Angelo Flaccavento.  He talks about Gianni Agnelli’s style individuality through anarchy, with a couple of references about his “life of hi-class mischief and five-star luxe.”

Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Independents….. Man About Town

It only comes out twice a year, but it’s one of my favorite magazines to pick up from the newsstand.

 

Full disclosure: Justin wasn’t as impressed as I usually am, but I had to tell him that this issue wasn’t as strong as I’ve seen in the past.  The editorials are strong, and their choice of subject matter is always interesting. I like that they take chances (i.e. the current dog issue). To me, it’s not as fully developed a voice as Fantastic Man, but it’s the independent magazine that I’m most curious to see evolve.

 

You’ll notice that Man About Town is way less text heavy than the other magazines in this series.  Not saying that’s good or bad, but it’s worth noting how imagery is really powering content, and we all know how much I love good photography.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

On the Street…..Broadway, New York

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

If You’re Thinking About……. Two-Tone Shoes

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

On the Street….Old Man Gianluca, Milan

To understand how cool and modern this shot is, you first have to understand how old-fashioned Gianlucas coat is!

 

That specific coat model is very popular in Italy, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen that coat (a loden-ish, Tyrolean-ish classic) ever worn by anyone under 80 years old, let alone a super-cool, dreadlocked editor of L’Uomo Vogue.

 

That’s one of the reasons that Gianluca’s style (you can click his new tag for all his posts) is so cool; he’s always on the prowl for  ”the new,” but he never forgets the beauty of well established classics.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

On the Street….Howard St., New York

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Lanvin Fall/Winter 2013

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Independents…… Inventory Magazine

If you really enjoy getting into the nitty gritty of all things Urban Woodsmen, then you’ll probably love this magazine.

 

Inventory has extremely in-depth coverage of the products that they believe in. Some might say to the point of minutiae. To be honest, I’m a little jealous that the Urban Woodsmen have a magazine so dedicated to their cult of lifestyle. I wish there was a magazine as beautifully executed to satisfy the Anglo-Milanese in me.

 

Cheat sheet: One of my favorite sections of the magazine is “Items of Interest” in the back.  It’s like the Cliff Notes of cool.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

On the Street…..The Cut, Amsterdam

Someday I will have to open a The Sartorialist just for hairstyles.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, a great unique hairstyle/cut is one of the best things a cash-strapped young lady or gentlemen can invest in.

 

You get to wear it everyday, you can wear it in several different ways, and you can accessorize in a million different ways.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

If You’re Thinking About…. Duffle Coats

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

On the Street….Fabrizio Rollo, Florence

You may remember Fabrizio from a recent post I did about him and his feature in Elle Decor.

 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

On the Street…..Eighth Street, New York

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Dries Van Noten Fall/Winter 2013

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Independents….. Man of the World

This magazine caught my eye because it celebrates masculinity. There are some real guys (and models) styled the way I would actually want to wear the clothes.

 

Man of the World is taking a different approach toward ads; it has none. What it does have instead is a curated catalog of vintage items for sale as an accompanying insert. I’m not saying they are wrong for their approach, maybe this approach is more straightforward than a traditional magazine that accepts advertising for a more subtle promotion of their products. Man of the World is potentially the beginning of a new trend in “maga-logs”  that cut out the advertising to sell directly to you.

 

My big question about this magazine is when I look at it, will the experience feel more like looking at GQ or J.Crew?

 

 

Monday, January 28, 2013

On the Street….Via Santa Marta, Milan

Monday, January 28, 2013

If You’re Thinking About…..Leopard Print

Monday, January 28, 2013

REPOST: On the Street…..Garance’s Cold Weather Gear, New York

I was reading the comments about this recent image of Garance and I kept seeing “cover her ankles!!” “exposed skin, be careful!” and other likeminded comments. Although those sentiments could be true in some cases, that morning all Garance could talk about was how overheated she felt.

 

I think we see a picture of a person outside and imagine they will be out wandering around for hours in the dire elements. To be honest, on a cold day most of us try to spend as little time outside as possible.

 

The question we all end up facing each day is how do we dress for our indoor life vs our outdoor life? I’m outside for long stretches so I consider my outdoor dress more carefully than someone like Garance whose indoor comfort is the focus.

 

So, do you dress for the commute or the office?

Monday, January 28, 2013

On the Street…..Printed Puffers, Paris & Florence

Monday, January 28, 2013

On the Street…..Just Off via Tortona, Milan

Monday, January 28, 2013

Kolor Fall/Winter 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013

The Independents…….. Dapper Dan

“The Independents” is an overview of some of the growing crop of independent men’s magazines. Each seems to have a unique voice and vision and will hopefully find an audience all their own.

 

Dapper Dan isn’t about trend, it’s more of a thoughtful and intellectual magazine.  It sort of skirts direct talk about style and gets more to the spirit of it.

 

And the title is a bit of a misnomer. It’s all black and white; heavier on art than the other independent men’s magazines.

 

It’s almost like a magazine for dudes that don’t want to be part of a trend, or ignore them all together.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

On the Street……Caroline Issa, Paris

Sunday, January 27, 2013

On the Street…..rue de Rivoli, Paris

Saturday, January 26, 2013

On the Street…. Piazza Affari, Milan

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Pardon My French… Garance DorĂ© Interviews Stella McCartney

Friday, January 25, 2013

On the Street…..Sixth Avenue, New York

Friday, January 25, 2013

If You’re Thinking About….. Raspberry Knit Caps

Friday, January 25, 2013

On the Street…. Men’s Buns, Pitti Uomo

So, I think we’re all agreed against men in ponytails, but what about a chignon (low hair knot) or other men’s hair accessories?

Friday, January 25, 2013

On the Street…..Somewhere in Frozen Amsterdam, Amsterdam

Friday, January 25, 2013

Trend Report…… Animal Print Bags

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Neil Barrett Fall/Winter 2013

Thursday, January 24, 2013

On the Street….After Rick Owens, Paris

Thursday, January 24, 2013

On the Street……Garance’s Cold Weather Gear, New York

 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

On the Street…… The Fortezza, Florence

Thursday, January 24, 2013

On the Street…..Herengracht, Amsterdam

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Runway Trend….. Capes

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Berluti Fall/Winter 2013

You have to see this!

 

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

On the Street…. Via Fogazzaro, Milan

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

On the Street….Via Tortona, Milan

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

On the Street…. The Fortezza, Florence

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

On the Street…..Piazza Affari, Milan

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2013

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Runway Trend….. Modern Flight Jackets

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Jil Sander Fall/Winter 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

On the Street….The Fortezza, Florence

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

On the Street…..Snow Weather, Paris

This is, by far, my favorite take on how to dress for the snowy weather.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

On the Street….Rue de Rivoli, Paris

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Ann Demeulemeester Fall/Winter 2013

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Acne Fall/Winter 2013

Monday, January 21, 2013

On the Street….. Via Affari, Milan

Monday, January 21, 2013

On the Street…. The Fortezza, Florence

Monday, January 21, 2013

On the Street….at Juun J, Paris

Monday, January 21, 2013

Juun J Fall/Winter 2013

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Saint Laurent Fall/Winter 2013

Sunday, January 20, 2013

On the Street….Via Borgognone, Milan

Sunday, January 20, 2013

On the Street…..Les Tuileries in the Snow, Paris

Sunday, January 20, 2013

At Pitti Uomo…. Hentsch Man

Saturday, January 19, 2013

On the Street…. Piazza Oberdan, Milan

Saturday, January 19, 2013

On the Street…. Palais de Tokyo, Paris

Friday, January 18, 2013

Moncler Fall/Winter 2013

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Friday, January 18, 2013

On the Street….Backstage at Costume National, Milan

Friday, January 18, 2013

On the Street….Via Camperio, Milan

Friday, January 18, 2013

On the Street….Piazza Oberdan, Milan

Friday, January 18, 2013

On the Street….Palais de Tokyo, Paris

Friday, January 18, 2013

Runway Report….. Alternative Tux

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Raf Simons Fall/Winter 2013

Thursday, January 17, 2013

On the Street….Piazza degli Affari, Milan

Thursday, January 17, 2013

On the Street….Via Turati, Milan

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2013

Thursday, January 17, 2013

On the Street….Via Bergognone, Milan

Thursday, January 17, 2013

On the Street…. Rue Berryer, Paris

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Valentino Fall/Winter 2013

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Marni Fall/Winter 2013

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Carven Fall/Winter 2013

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

On the Street…. Renata Molho, Milan

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

On the Street….Via Camperio, Milan

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

On the Street….Grey and Yellow, Milan

 


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The End of an Era….. Gaetano & Luigi Retire, Milan

I was very sad to see one of my favorite barber shops in Milan closed recently.

 

I had planned on filming their technique of covering the client in 3 towels before a haircut, but we were too late.

 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

On the Street….Corso di Porta Ticinese, Milan

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Accessories Re-See at Prada Fall/Winter 2013

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Prada Fall/Winter 2013 p.2

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Worlds Collide at Giorgio Armani Fall/Winter 2013

My major photography influence Steve McCurry (left) close to my major media influence Franca Sozzani at the fashion show of my major fashion influence, Giorgio Armani.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

If You’re Thinking About…. Creased Denim

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

On the Street……Mr. Akamine, Florence

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

On the Street…..via Lambro, Milan

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Ermenegildo Zegna Fall/Winter 2013

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

On the Street…. Fashion Detail, Florence

Monday, January 14, 2013

On the Street…..Before Calvin Klein, Milan

Monday, January 14, 2013

On the Street….via dei Pecori, Florence

Monday, January 14, 2013

On the Street……The Fortezza, Florence

Monday, January 14, 2013

On the Street….Via Sant’Andrea, Milan

Monday, January 14, 2013

Valentino Camo Party, Milan

Liu Bolin, an artist that becomes the work of art he creates.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Prada Fall/Winter 2013

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Sunday, January 13, 2013

At The Shows……Before Costume National, Milan

Sunday, January 13, 2013

On the Street….via Tortona, Milan

Sunday, January 13, 2013

On the Street…..Inside The Fortezza, Florence

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Burberry Fall/Winter 2013

Saturday, January 12, 2013

On the Street…..The Fortezza, Florence

I see that this is the second turtleneck-layered-under-a-shirt in as many days.  I also love the fact her jeans are gently creased.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

On the Street….The Fortezza, Florence

So are we having a quiet revival of the turtleneck?

 

Saturday, January 12, 2013

At Pitti Uomo…… Camoshita by United Arrows

Friday, January 11, 2013

On the Street…..Double Monk Strap, Florence

Friday, January 11, 2013

On the Street….The Fortezza, Florence

Friday, January 11, 2013

On the Street….The Fortezza, Florence

Friday, January 11, 2013

Kenzo Fall/Winter 2013

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

On the Street…..The Fortezza, Florence

Thursday, January 10, 2013

On the Street…Women in Work Boots, Florence

Thursday, January 10, 2013

On the Street….Graphics, Florence

I love a graphic print like this, but it’s so tough to do as a standalone item.

 

Wearing it as a layer seems so much more subtle, and yet just as effective.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

On the Street…..Number 71, Florence

Thursday, January 10, 2013

On the Street…. Luca Rubinacci, Florence

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

On the Street…..Work Boots, Florence

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

On the Street……Alessandro S., Florence

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

On the Street…..The Fortezza, Florence

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

On the Street…..Full Cut Flannels, Florence

Just like the previous post, this look could be great on a man or woman..

 

Maybe the most important trend at Pitti Uomo this season is unisex fashion!

 

ps  I’ve been wearing short hemmed, slim pants for so long that this softer, fuller leg pant looks so interesting right now.  When I go to buy my first pair of full pants, after a long absence from my closet,  my attention will not be on the width of the leg  or depth of cuff but how the pants fit around my hips.  The key to keeping “full cut” pants from looking overwhelming is to make sure they still fit  at the hips and waist.  If the pants are too big at the hips and waist  it’ll look like you just bought the wrong size.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

On the Street……Blue Texture, Florence

I love the audacity of mixing tweed and sequins.  Sequins can be such a great texture to work into a day look.

 

May I be so bold as to say that I think this look, with the right tweaks and right guy, would be equally cool on a man?!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

On the Street……Back @ Pitti Uomo, Florence

I literally had a bet with Garance that I could find a good way for a guy to wear leopard. I think this photo proves I won!

 

I love the sliver of a leopard print quilted vest that Domenico (on the left) wore today in Florence. It’s just enough to break up the seriousness of a monochrome outfit but not enough to scream, “I’m wearing leopard!”

 

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

On the Street…..Martina, Florence

Monday, January 7, 2013

On the Street…. Florence at Night, Florence

Monday, January 7, 2013

On the Street…… Le Marais, Paris

Saturday, January 5, 2013

The Sartorialist’s Hollywood Debut

 

This is my Hollywood acting debut! I first show up around 1:05. It’s pretty funny.

P.S. The set up of this project went pretty quickly. So quickly that I didn’t realize until the night before I left for L.A. that the project was for Ford Motor and not Ford Models :/

Friday, January 4, 2013

On the Street…..The Fortezza, Florence

Friday, January 4, 2013

On the Street…..rue de Richelieu, Paris

Friday, January 4, 2013

The Sartorialist for KIA

Recently KIA launched a commercial for their K7 car starring yours truly.  Without any lines the “acting” was reasonably easy, but all I see when I look at the commercial is that we filmed it in Soho the day the electricity finally came back after Hurricane Sandy.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

On the Street….Angus, London

Thursday, January 3, 2013

If You’re Thinking About….Jumpsuits

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Under the Street……6 Train, New York

Thursday, January 3, 2013

On the Street…..Passage Jean Nicot, Paris

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Impressionism and Fashion at the MusĂ©e d’Orsay

 

I’m extremely honored to be a part of the video that accompanies the MusĂ©e d’Orsay exhibit called Impressionism and Fashion.

 

I’ve always been inspired by painting, especially Impressionism, so to be included as a modern proponent of the Impressionism concept is quite humbling.

 

Here’s a quick clip. The exhibit is on view in Paris until January 20. After that it comes to the Met in New York from February 26-May 27 2013.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

On the Street…..Emily, New York

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

If You’re Thinking About….Coat Linings

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

On the Street…..Via degli Strozzi, Florence

I’m so ready for Pitti Uomo this season. Enrico, in this photo, is the epitome of casual chic.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

On the Street…..Broadway, New York