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The Calvin Show
August 1, 2010 at 11:33 am
I'm kind of digging the more formal, tailored outfit with a casual shoe. It gets a TCS stamp of approval! Haha.
August 1, 2010 at 11:37 am
Die at the dark suit. So nice.
August 1, 2010 at 11:41 am
Can you get any better than this?!
The (Style) Realist
August 1, 2010 at 11:43 am
the color pallete in the suits of these two men is amazing!! beautiful inspiration…
the style crusader
August 1, 2010 at 11:45 am
i love their use of colour and the paired down shoes. really striking. xx
August 1, 2010 at 11:46 am
I could not be more into that shade of green for a jacket. Fabulous!
The Sluice Box
August 1, 2010 at 11:52 am
They always keep it interesting with an unexpected touch, a splash of color, or an unusual accessory.
August 1, 2010 at 11:58 am
I love the green jacket – great inspiration!
xoxo, Goody (fashiongoodies.net)
August 1, 2010 at 12:00 pm
Sharp dressers! I love the mustard tie!
Paddy @ LITTLE RAZZI
August 1, 2010 at 12:03 pm
How distinguished the left gentleman knows to wear a coloured jacke, an unbuttoned shirt and loafers! He seems to have aged with dignity, esprit and joy ;-)
August 1, 2010 at 12:05 pm
love those green jacket!and those shoes!!!!
Laguna Beach Trad
August 1, 2010 at 12:10 pm
There is nothing to criticise here, and everything to praise. From the hairstyles to the loafers. Check out the size of the trouser turn-ups (cuffs)! Just awesome.
Rubinacci now have a blog:
August 1, 2010 at 12:18 pm
I love the guy on the right, in the dark suit. He always looks amazing, and I love his shoes. Sockless, yes. Is that suit silk?
August 1, 2010 at 12:27 pm
I would've had loved to be a lapel on either of their jackets listening to that conversation :)
August 1, 2010 at 12:30 pm
wow! love it!!
August 1, 2010 at 12:36 pm
Love the dark yellow tie!
August 1, 2010 at 12:39 pm
The unbuttoned button down caught my eye first, then the teal jacket (what a gorgeous color!) & pocket squares then the treat of all treats, the sockless foot in the rust suede Belgian with electric blue piping and a bit of mud or dust on the toe! What insouciance (or whatever the Italian translation of that term may be.) Thanks for this post, your site often makes my day and today it has brought a smile a mile wide to my face. You truly get it…& know how to capture it. Keep up the good work.
August 1, 2010 at 12:44 pm
Interesting that Rubinacci senior fastens only the middle jacket button, allowing the lapels to fall open wider than they were tailored to do.
I don't really get the unbuttoned button-down collar look, especially with a tie cinched right to the throat. But then I'm not fond of button-down even when they're buttoned.
August 1, 2010 at 12:45 pm
love the blue trim on luco's shoees
akari, miss egotist
August 1, 2010 at 12:51 pm
WOW! Los Rubinacci
August 1, 2010 at 12:54 pm
Not the sockless and wearing bedroom slippers look………….
August 1, 2010 at 1:09 pm
When people dress well it tells the world that they like being themselves – like these two gents!
August 1, 2010 at 1:11 pm
Perfection, and perfection! Both ties appear to be silk knits. Gentleman in spectacular green blazer wears his button-down collar unbuttoned. I'm all for that.
American men please take note:Pocket squares are critical to looking finished, regardless how dressed up or down. Notice how they augment the clothes.
If your jacket/blazer has a breast pocket, put a silk square in it. How hard can that be?Both these gents have avoided matchy-watchy colors. That is the height of sophistication.–JW
August 1, 2010 at 1:19 pm
LOVE the mustard tie. The suits fit perfectly as well, the photograph is perfect.
August 1, 2010 at 1:24 pm
You know? I wish my dad would dress like that.
August 1, 2010 at 1:33 pm
I like so much the green jacket, but I saw in Barcelona a famous hairdresser (I don't remember his name u.u) with a yellow jacket, and I LOVE it, I hope you can find something similar and take it a photo…I'm going to look for my photo and put it on my blog :)
August 1, 2010 at 1:45 pm
The Rubinacci are gods of italian menswear. Period. But what strikes me are the little diferences between generations. Both have genuine italian style, even sprezzatura, but it's awesome to see the slightly narrower trousers and the colorful bracelets on luca, as well as a slimmer jacket and edgier loafers.This photo is an instant classic.Congratulations.http://yuppieliving.wordpress.com/
August 1, 2010 at 2:04 pm
I love the green jacket too!
August 1, 2010 at 2:05 pm
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August 1, 2010 at 2:16 pm
does this green suit remind anyone else of galileo…? no? it's just me? still love it… (and i don't say that because rubinacci reminds me of fibonacci, which still has nothing to do with galileo…)bisousjustine
August 1, 2010 at 2:21 pm
La classe as usual !!
http://valentineavoh.blogspot.com/-diary of a fashion stylist-
August 1, 2010 at 2:32 pm
Men's fashion at its best…
August 1, 2010 at 2:44 pm
the suit on the right is incredibly perfect!!
August 1, 2010 at 2:50 pm
Super stylish loafers!
August 1, 2010 at 3:17 pm
I would wear those brown and blue shoes in a forest-just imagine them against a background of dead leaves.
August 1, 2010 at 3:18 pm
Men ought to wear more suits. The world would be a much prettier place.
August 1, 2010 at 3:25 pm
Best looking father & son 2010.
August 1, 2010 at 4:03 pm
I love the suit on the right but apparently I'm alone in thinking that the shoes ruin the look. Well, "ruin" is perhaps too harsh of a word choice but, in my opinion, it cheapens an otherwise fantastic effort.
I don't care if it is in style. It looks silly to me.
August 1, 2010 at 4:09 pm
That suit fits perfectly. And the guy on the left reminds me of Phil Silvers!
August 1, 2010 at 4:15 pm
I love the color and details of both…
August 1, 2010 at 4:17 pm
I wonder if it's a father son thing like, "dad, I'll make your clothes and you'll make mine"… I really love them both and the fabric in Luca's suit is superb, one of the nicest shades of brown i've seen in a very long time, it makes the blue/mustard combo look sharp and crisp. I wish I wore the same size as him and I could get all the stuff he doesn't want anymore. :D
August 1, 2010 at 4:46 pm
Oh my God! How glorious they are!
Are they not wearing socks? Makes the whole look so much more casual yet they're so pulled together.
August 1, 2010 at 4:48 pm
the shoes are GREAT! http://www.indigopeacock.com
August 1, 2010 at 5:10 pm
I love these clothes, I love the blog. But I showed Sartorialist to my friend and she said, "oh, it's older men and young women." I had to agree that there is a great preponderance of very young women and many many older gents. I'd LOVE to see some fabulous older women. I know they are out there!!
August 1, 2010 at 5:40 pm
luca amazing as always!
August 1, 2010 at 6:04 pm
Luca seems very attached to that tie, (or at least the mustard color.) didn't you photograph him wearing it two years ago?
August 1, 2010 at 6:10 pm
Beautiful, Love the mismatched suit :-)
August 1, 2010 at 6:23 pm
Their knit ties are so gorgeous! I love their sophisticated color sense!
August 1, 2010 at 6:34 pm
Like the dark outfit and that tie is amazing!
August 1, 2010 at 6:45 pm
The shoes on the right are Belgian loafers which are sold in a small shop in NYC in the 50's–and are a preppy mainstay and have been for many years. They are hand sewn. Plush and comfortable and last forever. belgianshoes.com
August 1, 2010 at 7:02 pm
August 1, 2010 at 7:07 pm
Is Italy too Italian?: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/01/business/global/01italy.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=is%20italy%20too%20italian&st=cse
August 1, 2010 at 7:12 pm
Refreshing. So not-American. No comb-overs or baseball caps.
August 1, 2010 at 7:19 pm
It's very interesting the choise of the green jacket! I like it!
August 1, 2010 at 7:21 pm
Oh knitted ties! Very nice.
August 1, 2010 at 7:30 pm
Wow. didn't know it was possible to get double the Rubinacci hit! Adore the colours and forms. I'm not normally a fan of loafers like these but they're a great solution here for looking polished without socks when they're as classy as these ones.
August 1, 2010 at 7:52 pm
Both so chic and beautiful.
August 1, 2010 at 8:50 pm
Does Luca ever have a bad clothing moment? I find it impossible to imagine that he ever gets it wrong..even ever so slightly. Both gentlemen are so very handsome from top to toe (including the dust on the tip of the shoe).
August 1, 2010 at 9:32 pm
Epitome of classical elegance!(with a modern touch)
August 1, 2010 at 11:23 pm
great outfit by the men!
August 2, 2010 at 12:49 am
Except…. Belgian Loafers with that gorgeous suit?No! NO! Noooooo!
Plus, a touch of shoe polish is in order.
August 2, 2010 at 2:37 am
absolutely love these men! they look so intelligent and they dress beautifully! i love your blog
August 2, 2010 at 3:31 am
Love the green blazer! They're very elegant!
August 2, 2010 at 3:36 am
Amazing picture of two different generations..it's nice to see that despite wearing almost the same look, Luca's version seems to be on the slimmer side of things (tie, suit pants and the jacket itself).
August 2, 2010 at 4:25 am
Purses Pastries Etc...
August 2, 2010 at 4:40 am
Like father, like son! Excellent — I love it when people are such great ambassadors for their brand!
August 2, 2010 at 4:47 am
Love the contrasts in colours!
August 2, 2010 at 4:48 am
Very nice colors in this photo. Even the skin tan goes with the background colors. Il love the ties with the blue shirt. And the mocassins ! In fact, everything. The suits are perfect, and the composition too. Beautifull pic.
August 2, 2010 at 4:53 am
Well, I don't know about this formal/casual way of dressing. Same thing with the 'casial friday' man a few days ago. These gentlemen look fine and obviously have a great eye for colour, but the combination of a buttoned-up shirt + tie and sockless feet seems a bit off-balance to me.
August 2, 2010 at 5:36 am
I was in Milan two weeks ago and paradoxically I saw more older women than younger ones who were really well dressed. I was amazed that in this world’s main fashion influential cities the street fashion is so “usual”, I mean local young people. It seems that regular jeans, t-shirts and sneakers are their everyday outfit.
August 2, 2010 at 6:06 am
fantastic shot, timeless fashion. where are Luca's shoes from? anyone knows? Tom Ford?
December 22, 2012 at 2:26 pm
From Rubinacci – http://www.marianorubinacci.net/eshop/product.php?id=153&file=PANT VINACCIO.jpg&lang=2
August 2, 2010 at 6:09 am
this look is so effortlessly italian, i love it. those shoes, those colors. nothing beats true italy — such culture and vibrancy and style..the body language seen here sums it up…it's also where i learned how to drink coffee.
August 2, 2010 at 6:29 am
Love both these looks. The guy on the right especially. The pocket squares just complete them. Fantastic.
August 2, 2010 at 6:44 am
I agree with anonymous @4:03 PM. Love the suits and ties on both, but the shoes (on the young Rubinacci) does not cut it for me. Otherwise, nicely done!
August 2, 2010 at 6:52 am
The guy on the right, I love his bracelet and shoes.
August 2, 2010 at 6:53 am
Those tapered trousers
These guys are WEARING the clothes!
The Marvellous Matafarri
August 2, 2010 at 7:53 am
Wonderful. Simply wonderful.
August 2, 2010 at 8:02 am
The color is genius!Italians – style is so natural to them.
August 2, 2010 at 8:37 am
I believe the italian men have it in their bllod to create great formal outfits with extra class.
August 2, 2010 at 8:48 am
Can someone tell me where his shoes are from? I desperately need them!
August 2, 2010 at 8:57 am
These are the kind of photos I look at this blog in the hope of seeing (i.e. Italians in their natural habitat).
I always feel that moccasins are too light and casual to be worn with a suit — the guy on the right pulls it off but I still think he'd look better in lace-ups or a more substantial loafer, like the man in the green jacket next to him.
Yesterday while walking with my wife on Lexington Avenue a perfect stranger told me I was "gay" to my face before walking off. No wonder Americans will never pull off this kind of look.
December 22, 2012 at 2:34 pm
Curious about your encounter. He just came up and said, “You’re gay.”? Bizarre. Is your point that it was because you were dressed well? Unfortunate really. If you were gay, and he said that, what would be the point. I would imagine the gay person is already aware and could do without strangers feeling the need to point it out.
August 2, 2010 at 9:02 am
I'm sorry, the green killed this picture. The green just isn't quite right. I'm sorry if this offends anybody. It just isn't. Maybe it's the contrasting style shown from the amazing piece on the left. But the green just ruined the photo.
August 2, 2010 at 9:12 am
Oh, I like this photo.
August 2, 2010 at 9:14 am
The best Italians have so much style! I love the fact that they are dressed so smartly…but without socks! Tres chic!!!
August 2, 2010 at 9:18 am
Wow color matching is so fantastic!
August 2, 2010 at 9:28 am
To above inquiring feet, Luca's shoes are Rubinacci's (http://tinyurl.com/36sjrnw). He is rubinacci – He wears Rubinacci, nothing else!
August 2, 2010 at 9:54 am
God, I could look at pictures of this family all day long.
August 2, 2010 at 10:35 am
I thoroughly applaud any man who is this confidently bringing back the suit!
really enjoy the colors going on here.
no socks are also always great.
the coolbirth kid
August 2, 2010 at 11:47 am
i love the loafers on the right!they're so luxurious looking,and somehow remind me of "lo son l'amour,"or,"i am love."…which makes sense,since they are in milano.
August 2, 2010 at 12:04 pm
There were many comments about the loafers Mr. Luca is wearing. I personally loved the informal aspect that brought to his lovely suit. And the dirt that's on them..Maybe it was just an ordinary day for them just going out for lunch, as with Mr.Rubinacci Sr.with his unbuttoned color shirt. I love men's fashion because of these details. They tell you a little story. I'm sure if they were going to an important business meeting or something, they would have "styled" differently. It is so pleasing to see people who know how to DRESS. And to Mr. James Taylor who was called "gay" on the street in NY,the lack of culture in some people like that really makes me sad…
August 2, 2010 at 12:05 pm
Please,may I hand out your photos of chic,elegant men on the street here?The men here, are in desperate need of a Sartorial Tutorial.Wonderful photo.
August 2, 2010 at 12:13 pm
August 2, 2010 at 12:57 pm
Yes, the more casual shoe thing continues. I am really growing to like this look. Is fairly amazing that one would wear such casual shoes with outfits such as these men are wearing, but it works. I am in love with the "matching" suit and intrigued by the other. I love the dark green linen jacket, so very beautiful. I not so sure I like the mix of the blue and green, but what the heck?It doesn't matter, they are both so well put together. Great background colors too.
August 2, 2010 at 2:27 pm
This is an incredible picture….father and son, 2 generations, always as sharp!!!
Mi piace molto!
August 2, 2010 at 2:49 pm
A question for you sartorialists…
What is your opinion on ideal jacket/blazer length? Of course these jackets are cut differently for the two individuals, but there is a significant difference in the length, relative the proportions of their bodies. The older gentleman's jacket clearly passes his rear. While the younger man's jacket seems to be cut well above. Of course individual style would suggest that neither is wrong, but I am curious to hear what might be considered correct and/or proper.
-Sartorialist in Training
August 2, 2010 at 3:01 pm
SO, from the other post I gather that the man on the right is Luca???
He is always dressed well…He is in the fashion business???
His flow and feeling of his outfit are amazing.. When you look at it him you feel good…
August 2, 2010 at 3:24 pm
Bellissimi! The Belgian shoes! 55th? bet. Park and Madison across from Drake Swisshotel. Pocket squares are key! Both looks are great, nice to see knit ties appearing again.
August 2, 2010 at 3:53 pm
Stylish! But the man on the right is a bit young to be bald, no?
December 22, 2012 at 2:30 pm
No, not necessarily. I started thinning at 23. You can lose your hair for all kinds of reasons – why would you even say this?
Loulou a la francaise
August 2, 2010 at 4:34 pm
Oh Luca!!!! Immaculate as always.
August 2, 2010 at 5:35 pm
I'm in love with the shoes!!!!
August 2, 2010 at 9:44 pm
Soft Shoe Moccasins Eh!? I love the guy in the tailored brown though :-)
August 3, 2010 at 4:15 am
The sharp shoulders and slim cut of the dude on the right is impeccable.
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August 3, 2010 at 5:10 am
Italian men and brown shoes!…it's a firm point in their wordrobe! They are perfect!
August 3, 2010 at 6:06 am
Knitted ties are an all time fav of mine.
August 3, 2010 at 7:53 am
August 3, 2010 at 8:12 am
I was at the Polo Mansion on Madison Avenue this past Sunday, and silk knit ties were prominently on display…at $100+ a pop. I'm glad I bought a bunch of silk knits from J. Press about 8 years ago at about $40 each. Silk knits travel very well. The best (in terms of "crunchiness") that you can get are from Drakes of London.
I love the palette of the gentleman in the green jacket. Why can't I work with guys that dress like this? Then I would feel less hesitant about being the dandy I like to be.
Please, Sart, more posts on men's tailored clothing. Thanks.
August 3, 2010 at 8:24 am
the younger rubinacci is dressed like love
August 3, 2010 at 1:57 pm
has nobody commented on the wonderful way they are walking? perfectly shot
August 3, 2010 at 2:00 pm
As to "you're GAY!" As a straight guy, I take it as a compliment if a gay man or a woman thinks I appear gay, they explain it is because I am well-groomed, clean and usually well dressed (and very handsome of course!) Yes, its a stereotype, but such is life…Remember "Queer eye for the straight guy?" so next time, respond "thanks!" and dress like these guys, guys, women LOVE it! READ THE COMMENTS!!!!
August 3, 2010 at 2:28 pm
natural and elegant italian stylebeautiful picperfect !!
August 3, 2010 at 4:38 pm
What's with the moccasins on the right (dark suit.) No thanks, it lacks a refined look, and seems to be more tongue in cheek.
August 3, 2010 at 11:22 pm
The guy in the right "Luca" looks amazing. I love the colorful bracelets and the unexpected shoes…as far as the gentleman on the left, I can see lots of elegance and confidence on what he's wearing..but sorry Sart, I am not sure about the green jacket, it looks very strange to me…back to "Luca", his suit fits him so well…impossible not seen how delicious he is. Wow!
August 4, 2010 at 2:15 am
LOVE THE CHILD´S PICS! THEY LOOK SO LOVELY
August 4, 2010 at 6:48 am
The suit on the right- is this the most beautiful example of the Italian Cut we have seen? perfection!
August 4, 2010 at 8:33 am
I don't know what it is, but Rubanacci suits always look better on, well, not the Rubanaccis. I feel like they wear them with shoulders that are too big.
August 4, 2010 at 11:46 am
I know that somewhere in the "about me" section, Scott mentions that he started the blog because of the disconnect between runways and real life. These guys are so perfect, it's like they're on a runway, but their clothes are completely obtainable. To me, this is the secret behind the man's genius, which is enormous.
August 4, 2010 at 4:47 pm
Both look brilliant, in particular I'm really liking Luca's loafers (Mr. Rubinacci superb as usual!)
August 4, 2010 at 5:16 pm
Great looks on these men, and I especially dig the shoes!
August 4, 2010 at 6:49 pm
The colour combination is so sophisticated and great shoes on the guy on the left !
August 5, 2010 at 3:25 pm
Quite the knack for not just mixing hues with various intensities and values but introducing subtle texture changes. Brilliantly executed.
August 7, 2010 at 2:55 pm
The footwear is interesting. I wouldnt have expected these and without socks.
August 8, 2010 at 10:32 am
I like how the left gentleman has unbuttoned his shirt collar and the way he's tucked in the napkin. The length of the trousers together with bare feet and the right shirt sleeve that does not show tells me: this is a relaxed gentleman, caught in the moment doing what Im sure he does best.
Je m'appelle Cynthia
August 10, 2010 at 10:31 am
The colors – the hues – the no socks.The conversation – the motion.
I'm feelin' it and diggin' the whole vibe.
Now let's do lunch.
August 10, 2010 at 1:16 pm
loving the shoes with no socks on these chaps. Younger guy in right looks particularly sharp – are those striped cuffs pocking out from under his sleeves? Very racey but he is in Milan. Nice colour of suit which allows for more casual shoes. If the suit was black this would be all wrong. Peaked lapels is an interesting choice but does not look bad I think in this case.
August 11, 2010 at 6:49 am
The man on the right showing exactly *exactly* how a suit should fit.
August 11, 2010 at 2:45 pm
I love how they are perfectly in step, the position of their feet and right arms is identical
August 11, 2010 at 11:16 pm
I love this look, wanna marry the guy in the dark suit!
August 14, 2010 at 6:39 pm
look so italian .. just love it
August 15, 2010 at 10:55 am
I'm having a green linen jacket like that made! It looks knockout on senior.
Brillante Home Decor
August 23, 2010 at 10:02 pm
As a Milanese myself I always used to look at men from the shoes up. How bad was that? with age I became more relaxed but still a man's shoes tell me a lot
August 28, 2010 at 8:24 pm
Wow!!! Cómo, sin calcetines, estos tipos consiguen verse tan bien…!!!
September 25, 2010 at 3:34 am
so niceFirst of all, his shoes are so nice
July 26, 2012 at 7:47 am
Selection of colors is amazing! Nice to watch … no socks
Mr Marcio M. Lichtenfels
January 14, 2013 at 10:08 am
Perfect summer casual/formal. Although I’m not so sure it works in the more formal business places.
As a going out outfit, perfect.
Liked the loafers!
January 13, 2014 at 6:15 am
Rubinacci, quando non esageri sai davvero essere elegante. Un consiglio… continua su questa strada altrimenti rischi di eccedere e di contribuire al declino del made in Italy
January 26, 2015 at 3:38 pm
Love the shoes!