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Friday, March 29, 2013

On the Street……Arco della Pace, Milan

I think it is only a matter of time before we start seeing more below-the-knee coats.

 

The real trick to getting the right fit is not really the length of the coat but how it fits at the shoulders. A correct fit at the shoulder will be essential to keep from looking overwhelmed in a larger coat.

 

However, some people look for that feeling of cocooning that a giant coat can offer, like we see here and here.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

If You’re Thinking About….Spring!….Red Dresses

Thursday, March 28, 2013

On the Street…..Just off Avenue d’Iテゥna, Paris

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Sartorialist: Lunch for 25, Edition III

This is the third “Lunch for 25,” and it just keeps getting more fun. You’ll see some familiar faces, some new faces, and a wrinkle at the end.

 

Cheers!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

On the Street…..via Piranesi, Milan

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Shopping Online….Aspesi Lambrettone Parka

My best new post ideas always come from ツtrying to solve a personal issue. ツ”If You’re Thinking About” , “Vintage Photos”, “Style Profiles” and “SartoriaLIST” all came from that same process.

 

Recently I came to grips with how much time I would save shopping online more often. ツFinally many of my favorite shops (mostly European) are now offering international shipping and the option to shop the site in English.

 

So, instead of keeping these sites to myself I will start sharing them with a new feature called “Shopping Online”. ツ I hope this helps the Sartorialists in cities that don’t have an Aspesi, or Boggi or Tod’s.

 

The first item I have to share with you is the Lambrettone Parka by Aspesi. ツIt was easily one of my best additions of the season. ツMost of the photographs shot during snowy Milan Fashion Week were taken wearing this parka (except ツwhenツGarance wasn’t stealing it to wear in her videos.)

 

The reason I’m telling you about a parka just as spring is about to pop is that when the lining is removed the parka transforms into the perfect lightweight parka/windbreaker. ツThe overall weight of the coat (with lining) is a little on the heavy side but it makes up for it body coverage and warmth.

 

I only hope that they will soon offer this coat in both black and navy.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

On the Street…..Rue Saint-Honorテゥ, Paris

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

If You’re Still Thinking About….Winter White

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

On the Street….Les Tuileries, Paris

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

On the Street….Grand Palais, Paris

Iツthought this was such a great play on the mixing of textures, scale, color and proportion. ツIf the knit was much longer it would have given her a more square, boxy look. ツGetting the inward curve of the high hip gives the eye a smaller line to look at around the waist. Basically, a well proportioned knit can can drop inches off your waistline. ツツ

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

On the Street….Rue de la Monnaie, Paris

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Books….. Menswear by Tom Phillips

Fashion and vintage photographs! what more could I ask for in a book.

 

You can find this book on Amazon.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

All the Pretty Photographers, Paris

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

On the Street…… Rue Vieille du Temple, Paris

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

My Nike AF1

As much as I love my Aldens, my Church’s and my Tod’s, I have to admit, I love these Nike AF1 just as much.

 

Like a great cordovan wing tip, these Nikes only get better looking with age. I feel sad it’s almost time to pack them away until next October.

 

I’m not a sneaker guy so these may be AF1 but also they could beツNike Air Royals Premium Mids. I’ve heard that I could potentially have these remade (maybe same leather as AF1?) at the Nike shop down on Mercer Street, can anyone confirm that?

 

 

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Monday, March 25, 2013

On the Street…..More Helena, Paris

Monday, March 25, 2013

The Sartorialist: Lunch for 25, Edition III Preview

Premieres tomorrow, March 26.

Monday, March 25, 2013

On the Street…..Tenth St., New York

Friday, March 22, 2013

If You’re Thinking About…… Spring!!….. & Birkenstocks and Socks

I’m seeing Birkenstocks and socks everywhere! The new editorial in Vogue Paris, Garance’s blog, and the new J.Crew catalog! I love the idea for men or women. I might have to breakdown and get a pair myself.

 

To get the look right, it’s not really about the model of shoe but really about matching it to the right sock.

 

The look is really only made for the months of October, November, April or May, so move fast.

Friday, March 22, 2013

The Sartorialist: Lunch for 25, Edition III Preview

The Sartorialist: Lunch for 25, Edition III premieres on Tuesday, March 26.

Friday, March 22, 2013

On the Street…..Old School Loden, Paris

Remember there other day when I told you how cool it was to seeGianluca wearing his old school Loden coatツ(or this guy)? Well it seems the young ladies are now getting into the act. Apparently there is even a fashion version now! ツツ

Thursday, March 21, 2013

On the Street….Street Art & Street Style Photos, Paris.

Street Art based on old street-style photographs atツツthe corner of Rue Charlot and Rue Bretagne, Paris.

 

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

If You’re Thinking….Winter Won’t Leave….Ribbed Wool Tights

Thursday, March 21, 2013

If You’re Thinking About…..Spring!!…….. & Shirtdresses

Thursday, March 21, 2013

On the Street……. Valentina di Pinto, Milan

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

On the Street….rue de Rivoli, Paris

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Sartorialist: Lunch for 25, Edition III Preview

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

On the Street…..Gianna Greco, Milan

This is another one of the new crop of fashion editors that I love to shoot. I love her haircut and consistent, understated style. I think she is a great reference for young professional women. ツ

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Sartorialist: Lunch for 25, Edition III Preview

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Sartorialist: Lunch for 25, Edition III Preview

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

If You’re Thinking About….3/4 Sleeve Coats

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

On the Street……Anna DR, Milan

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

On the Street…..Carola Bianchi, Milan & Paris

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

On the Street….Fashion in Detail, Paris

Monday, March 18, 2013

Nail Detail at La Perla

Monday, March 18, 2013

Books….. Life & Work of Chuck Close

I couldn’t recommend a book more than this companion set of books about the life and work of Chuck Close. First of all, I think Chuck Close is an amazing artist and his personal story is one of continuous challenges and triumphs.

 

It was so fun reading the “biography” and being able to reference additional works from that period in the “art” book; ツI wish more publishers would follow this example.

 

 

Monday, March 18, 2013

If You’re Thinking About……… Camel

Monday, March 18, 2013

The Sartorialist: Lunch for 25, Edition III Preview

Monday, March 18, 2013

The Sartorialist: Lunch for 25, Edition III Preview

Premieres Tuesday, March 26.

Monday, March 18, 2013

On the Street…..Enrica Ponzellini, Milan & Paris

Current public opinion seems to state that all fashion editors have unlimited amounts of cash and access to the closets of any designer collection in the world.

 

That’s simply not true.

 

There have always been and always will be cool young ladies making the most of the wardrobe they have earned. ツRegardless of how much they spend on their clothes, it’s young ladies like Enrica Ponzellini who initially drew me to shoot at fashion week and keep me coming back every season.

 

This week I will introduce you to some of my favorite unsung fashion stars; young ladies that continue to inspire me and will hopefully inspire you.

Monday, March 18, 2013

On the Street…..Fashion in Detail, Florence

Monday, March 18, 2013

At Pitti Uomo….. Shoes Care by TURMS

Find more of their products at The Bureau Belfast.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

On the Street….. At Roberto Cavalli Part II

Sunday, March 17, 2013

On the Street…..Les Tuileries, Paris

Sunday, March 17, 2013

On the Street…..Fashion in Detail, Florence

Saturday, March 16, 2013

On the Street…..Short Tweed Coats, Paris

Saturday, March 16, 2013

On the Street…. via Alserio, Milan

Iツthink there’s something so charming about the dark quirkiness of these young ladies at the Marni show in Milan. ツ

Friday, March 15, 2013

On the Street….Before Dries Van Noten, Paris

Friday, March 15, 2013

On the Street…… The Fortezza, Florence

Friday, March 15, 2013

REPOST: Where Are My Dreamers??

Where are the dreamers? ツ ツ ツWhere are the dreamers???

 

I wasn’t shocked by the comments regarding this photo, but I’m always surprised by how many people see the world in black or white, yes/no, or just give me the facts.

 

The USEFUL fashion or style information in this shot is totally irrelevant.

 

However, her style in this photograph totally sets the stage for the dream you can create around this image.

 

So sue me, I’m a dreamer!

 

Want to know what I see when I look at this image?

 

A real lifeツEliza Doolittle (apparently RJT andツE. Lentini had the same dream).

 

Can’t you imagine this young girl (starving artist, i.e. a young Patti Smith in Just Kids) living in a drafty, cold-water flat, in the most dangerous neighborhood of Paris. She can’t risk catching the attention of the men in that quarter so she cocoons herself during her commute to an entry-level position at a chic but dusty antiquarian bookshop in the Palais Royal?

 

She carries her one nice pair of shoes in a bag to keep them from wearing out too quickly. Every morning before work she has the cheapest coffee and croissant she can find and then uses the cafテゥ toilet to slip out of her warm cocoon to become the butterfly of the bookshop.

 

Yes, it’s a silly, overly-romantic little fantasy but it’s all I see when I take or look at a photo like this. Facts and reality mean nothing to me in a case like this or this.

Friday, March 15, 2013

On the Street…..Les Tuileries, Paris

Friday, March 15, 2013

On the Street…..Denim in Detail, Florence

I love the cut of those jeans (fuller thigh, tapered to ankle) and that the small cuff doesn’t add too much visual weight around the ankles.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Travel Accessories at Flight 001

Finally, a passive aggressive passport cover!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

On the Street…. Arco della Pace, Milan

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Books I Bought in Paris…..Il Sarto di Picasso

This book was another no brainer! I have so many Picasso books (I loved his style and charisma in photos,) so to have a book about his tailor is a great addition to the library.

 

Unfortunately it’s written in Italian, but that’s ok because I will only look at the pictures and make up my own stories anyway.

 

Seems like you can find this book through second-hand sellers on Amazon.

 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

On the Street…… Rue Scribe, Paris

Thursday, March 14, 2013

On the Street…… Angelo & Gianluca

While I was at Pitti Uomo, Angelo conducted a conference called Vestirsi da Uomo (Dress Like a Man). It was one of the best-dressed conferences I’d ever seen.

 

I’m used to seeing Angelo look fantastic in a suit, but it was unusual and super cool to see Gianluca in dreads and a tie.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

New Balance Shoe at Eral55, Milan

I’m dying for these all-leather New Balance 991 that I saw in the window at Eral55 in Milan.

 

I heard from the New York store on Fifth Ave. that they were a limited-run shoe and will back in stock soon.

 

Anyone have more info on these?

Thursday, March 14, 2013

On the Street….Place Vendテエme, Paris

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Alfa Castaldi at 10 Corso Como, Milan

The exhibit this month at 10 Corso Como blew me away. The work of Milanese photographer Alfa Castaldi is simple, honest and full of humanity. The early work centered around Bar Jamaca in Milan during the 1950′s is my favorite.

 

I loved the shot of the girl looking out of a rainy window so much I had to buy it. It’s ツthe type of image I love to see in the morning before I go out to shoot. It ツreminds how strong a simple moment can feel on film.

 

Corso Como 10

20154 Milano

www.10corsocomo.com

 

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

In the Cafe….At Le Progress, Paris

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

If You’re Thinking About…..Peekaboo

We’re switching up the posts today. Because I love the 4 p.m. shot so much, I wanted it to live at the top of the blog for longer than two hours.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

New Tag…..Enrique Campos

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

On the Street….Rue Du Mont-Thabor, Paris

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Silk/Viscose Shirt by Christophe Lemaire

I’ve been wearing, almost exclusively, cotton shirts for so long I can’t even remember the last time I had such a silk-ish shirt. I remember rayon was big in the 80′s so maybe it’s been that long.

I thought this one by Christophe Lemaire at The Broken Arm in Paris was very cool. ツ(more about the great new shop The Broken Arm very soon.)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Books I Bought in Paris……Gustave Caillebotte: An Impressionist and Photography

I love Impressionism and I love photography, so this book was a no brainer.

 

If I was patient I would have waited to get back to New York and order it on Amazon; but I’m not, and books like this are perfect for the long flight back after fashion week.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

If You’re Thinking About……. Baseball Jackets

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

So Much Can Be Done with So Little, Paris

I just think this guy always looks so cool, and yet he does it with such simple items. George Cortina has also always been a master of this chic simplicity.

Today, by coincidence, I was looking for an old image and found the first shot of this gentleman back from 2008.

 

I’ve often said that personal style is about consistency; this man has great personal style.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

On the Street…..Les Tuileries, Paris

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Are We All Still Instagramming?

I really enjoy Instagram and the unique, immediate, and visual way it helps us communicate, but the whole advertising controversy kinda killed my buzz for it.

 

I want to get back to that kind of image sharing but it takes a certain constant mental/visual awareness to do it correctly, so I want to pick the right platform.

 

I love the audience that I’ve already built at Instagram, but are there other formats like Instagram that you guys love?

 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

This Guy Looks Great…with Only One Bracelet!, Florence

Ok guys, I think we’ve gotten a little carried away with the arm-full-of-bracelets trend. ツIf one is good, seven is not seven times better.

Monday, March 11, 2013

A Perfect Coat Looks Great from the Front & Back, Milan

Monday, March 11, 2013

If You’re Thinking About……Colorful Coats

Monday, March 11, 2013

On the Street…..Angelo of Spring, Paris

I’ve never seen Angelo wear so much color!

I think he’ll break Spring early from sheer force of style.

Monday, March 11, 2013

On the Street…..rue Saint-Honorテゥ, Paris

Monday, March 11, 2013

One Year Later – Same Girl, Same Coat, Totally Different Look

Sunday, March 10, 2013

On the Street…..Before Valentino, Paris

I love that this shot captures a moment and a moment that’s just about to happen.

Friday, March 8, 2013

The Tie Alternative, Paris

I’ll be honest, I don’t really wear ties that much. It’s not part of my lifestyle. I’m a little bit jealous of the guys who do get to wear ties – not for the sake of wearing a tie itself, but for the fun of the morning ritual of putting together a shirt/tie/suit combination.

 

However, I keep seing super chic gentlemen bypassing the tie for the more relaxed and modern scarf/bandana. As you can see in both of these pictures, it elevates a classic, understated look by adding just the right amount of color and pattern.

 

Who said understated menswear had to be boring?

 

Mr. Kurino (images below) is a master of this look.

 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

On the Street…. Le Grand Palais, Paris

Thursday, March 7, 2013

If You’re Thinking About…. Below the Knee A-Line Skirts

Thursday, March 7, 2013

On the Street…. Place Vendテエme, Paris

Thursday, March 7, 2013

On the Street…….At Etro, Milan p.2

Thursday, March 7, 2013

MSGM, Fall/Winter 2013

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

On the Street…. At Chanel, Paris

 

 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

On the Street….At Marni, Milan

 

 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

On the Street……At Etro, Milan p.1

Snowy morning in New York City today, ツperfect time to get some fresh inspiration from a recent snowy morning in Milan.

 

 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Miu Miu Fall/Winter 2013

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Chanel Accessories Fall/Winter 2013

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2013 p.2

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

On the Street….Washington St., New York

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

If You’re Thinking About….. Red Lips

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

On the Street…. via Alserio, Milan

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2013 p.1

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Three Coolest Ladies at Louis Vuitton, Paris

 

 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Mr.(?) Tommy Ton After Chanel, Paris

Mr. Tommy Ton is wearing the nameplate from his seat at the Chanel show.

 

Notice anything funny about that nameplate?

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Fabien Breuvart Images et Portraits, Paris

 

Right by the market of Les Enfants Rouges in the area of Le Marais in Paris, Fabien Breuvart, photographer and collector,ツowns thisツlittleツand charming store.

 

You can find photographs from daguerreotypes to the lasts polaroids of the 80′s, all of them by unknown photographers from all over the world.

 

It’s a great place to get lost.

 

35-37 rue Charlot

75003 Paris

 

www.imagesetportraits.fr

 

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

On the Street…. Les Tuileries, Paris

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

If You’re Thinking About… Racers

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

On The Street….. rue de Lobau, Paris

For men, there’s a way to wear color that doesn’t scream “I’m wearing color!”

 

This image from Paris is a great example.

 

Tomorrow I’ll have another great example, this time from Milan.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

On the Street…. via Fogazzaro, Milan


This might be my favorite shot of the season.

 

This is when being in the right place at the right time (and seeing the possibility of the shot before you even lift the camera) really pays off.

 

 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Chanel Fall/Winter 2013

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Monday, March 4, 2013

Saint Laurent Fall/Winter 2013

Hot off the runway…. let’s discuss!

 

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Monday, March 4, 2013

On the Street….Avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Paris

Monday, March 4, 2013

If You’re Thinking About….. Long Pants

Monday, March 4, 2013

On the Street…. Coat Suit, Milan

In this shot Simone wears a “coat suit” – literally a suit made of trousers and a coat instead of a traditional jacket. Even the gentleman next to Simone is wearing a version of a “coat suit”.

 

Maybe it’s time for this?

 

For someone whose lifestyle includes constantly running around the city, both indoors and outdoors, this might be a better answer.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Stella McCartney Fall/Winter 2013

Monday, March 4, 2013

On the Street…. rue Halevy, Paris

Monday, March 4, 2013

Dotted, Net Top at Julien David, Paris

I really love the idea of this dotted, net top from the Julien David Fall/Winter 2013 show.

 

It could layer over almost anything (flannel shirt?) and help take that item/look to another level.

 

It actually almost feels more like an accessory than an item of clothing.

 

For the home sewers this seems like an easy add.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Marni Fall/Winter 2013

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Monday, March 4, 2013

On the Runway…. Maroon and Blue

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Kenzo Fall/Winter 2013

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Sunday, March 3, 2013

On the Street…. At Marni (in Red), Milan

 

Sunday, March 3, 2013

On the Street…. Eva At Fendi, Milan

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Dior Accessories Fall/Winter 2013

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Saturday, March 2, 2013

On the Street…..After Dries Van Noten, Paris

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Christian Dior Fall/Winter 2013

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Friday, March 1, 2013

On the Street…. テ四e de la Citテゥ, Paris

Friday, March 1, 2013

If You’re Thinking About…. Turtlenecks

Friday, March 1, 2013

Rochas Fall/Winter 2013

Friday, March 1, 2013

On The Street…. rue de Lobau, Paris

Friday, March 1, 2013

On The Street…. rue de Lobau, Paris

Friday, March 1, 2013

It Must Take a Lot of Guts to Do This

Friday, March 1, 2013

Colette Women, Paris