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March 13, 2011 at 10:47 am
oh!i love these photos!
March 13, 2011 at 10:51 am
Italians truly know how to talk with their hands!
March 13, 2011 at 10:52 am
they talk about football ;))
March 13, 2011 at 10:53 am
Love the title & the pics :)
Inside my head and wardrobe
March 13, 2011 at 10:54 am
March 13, 2011 at 10:56 am
ha ha i think i can speak italian already by only looking at them! :)
March 13, 2011 at 10:57 am
They are probably talking about food, fashion, business, politics and beautiful women! :)
March 13, 2011 at 10:58 am
disco in moscow
March 13, 2011 at 11:01 am
March 13, 2011 at 11:03 am
the left one looks a bit angry :Dgreetings from germany, xx
March 13, 2011 at 11:07 am
Always amusing to read you.
Speaking with your hands explanation from an unlikely source – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuF1yFhV8bA
March 13, 2011 at 11:08 am
they're deciding where to get lunch
ooh i love it. It's like a comic strip.http://styletonezagreb.com/
March 13, 2011 at 11:14 am
these photos are great!! he looks so slick and in control!!
March 13, 2011 at 11:15 am
Very elegant men!
March 13, 2011 at 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
March 13, 2011 at 11:18 am
I LOVE IT.
I've made up their conversation in my head. It was very funny :D
March 13, 2011 at 11:21 am
Well, that last photo is definitely, 'And I'll tell you another thing!!'
March 13, 2011 at 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.
March 13, 2011 at 11:23 am
Oh, the third one is so cute!
March 13, 2011 at 11:26 am
Love this little moment, and it's so true, watching italians talk is so entertaining!
March 13, 2011 at 11:27 am
so great! I love mens jackets.
March 13, 2011 at 11:35 am
fantastic. Awesome pics.
meenal @ maison marigold
March 13, 2011 at 11:39 am
that looks like an intense conversation…lovely images!! xx meenal
March 13, 2011 at 11:41 am
ADORABLE Italian Men! Agreat reason to keep working on your Italian!
March 13, 2011 at 11:42 am
The gloves in the pocket–I love anyone who carries and wears gloves.
March 13, 2011 at 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…
March 13, 2011 at 11:49 am
The Power of body language ;) very good job!
March 13, 2011 at 11:52 am
They look like two philosophers discussing some serious matters.
March 13, 2011 at 11:57 am
I love the gloves in his jacket pocket. So damper.
March 13, 2011 at 12:00 pm
It's funny that they live up to the stereotype of talking with their hands.
March 13, 2011 at 12:04 pm
March 13, 2011 at 12:07 pm
So funny… LOve it ;))
HELP Japan: http://magmoiselle.fr/?p=7950
March 13, 2011 at 12:08 pm
I love how expressive Italians are!
March 13, 2011 at 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!!!
March 13, 2011 at 12:15 pm
The gestures and intensity are mesmerizing!
March 13, 2011 at 12:30 pm
probably money or weman! :)
but i love the gloves in the pocket.
March 13, 2011 at 12:32 pm
March 13, 2011 at 12:38 pm
Art of RetroCollage
March 13, 2011 at 12:40 pm
Those gloves sticking out of the pocket!
March 13, 2011 at 12:41 pm
Great body talk:)
March 13, 2011 at 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. :)
March 13, 2011 at 12:55 pm
March 13, 2011 at 12:59 pm
Thank you for capturing the conversation!
March 13, 2011 at 1:00 pm
Beautiful, like stills from a movie.
March 13, 2011 at 1:03 pm
these are great! the third one really makes me wonder what there talking about
March 13, 2011 at 1:05 pm
I also love people watching. It is great to watch people talk and motion.
March 13, 2011 at 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
March 13, 2011 at 1:09 pm
March 13, 2011 at 1:13 pm
They're fantastics… I love this picture.
March 13, 2011 at 1:17 pm
Gloves in breast pocket of coat. Who can actually pull that off? This guy.
March 13, 2011 at 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!
March 13, 2011 at 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.Bravo!
March 13, 2011 at 1:28 pm
Great collection of photos…do they know they're being photographed?
March 13, 2011 at 1:29 pm
Italians have two languages: the first is spoken, the second is made by our hands :)))
March 13, 2011 at 1:32 pm
One of your best posts ever: fashion and story togeher.
March 13, 2011 at 1:33 pm
Can we talk about how fabulous the gloves tucked into the lapel is? AWESOME. I love the casual elegance of it.
March 13, 2011 at 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. :)
March 13, 2011 at 1:41 pm
March 13, 2011 at 1:49 pm
marvelous …they're so in the moment
March 13, 2011 at 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, theybid each other farewell and warm tidings.
March 13, 2011 at 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.
'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).
March 13, 2011 at 2:06 pm
that's amore… italians do everything with passion and love
March 13, 2011 at 2:13 pm
My favourite post of yours from the past while.
The Fancy Teacup
March 13, 2011 at 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.
March 13, 2011 at 2:24 pm
Haha, these are great! It's true, the words aren't the most important part- the gestures are so expressive.
March 13, 2011 at 2:39 pm
Hahaha this sequence is so much fun! Italian men have a vey pecculiar way to talk… lovely :)
March 13, 2011 at 2:41 pm
Haha this sequence is so much fun! Italian men have a very peculiar way to talk… lovely :)
March 13, 2011 at 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!
March 13, 2011 at 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
March 13, 2011 at 2:49 pm
March 13, 2011 at 2:55 pm
Like everyone's been saying – it's especially true with Italians. Such a beautiful language as well.
March 13, 2011 at 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.
March 13, 2011 at 3:05 pm
i LOVE this post.
March 13, 2011 at 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?
March 13, 2011 at 3:26 pm
Lovely! These are the best!
March 13, 2011 at 3:27 pm
that guy looks like a passionate talker.
March 13, 2011 at 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…
March 13, 2011 at 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.
Most likely they are talking about Italy's trashing of France in Rugby – a first in sports history!
March 13, 2011 at 3:48 pm
I LOVE THIS! It's amazing. I am wondering what they're saying :) One of my favorite posts.
March 13, 2011 at 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-
March 13, 2011 at 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!!
xoxoKarenaArt by Karena
March 13, 2011 at 3:59 pm
wow they're so cool and obliviuos to you watching them which is what makes these pictures so perfect :)
love the energy.
March 13, 2011 at 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,
March 13, 2011 at 4:08 pm
i love these pictures!!
love the blazer
Le Kiss Kiss- Click Here!
March 13, 2011 at 4:13 pm
It's important….They are quite animated- to get their point across….Pensive….Reflective….….and fabulously dressed.
Great photo catch!
March 13, 2011 at 4:23 pm
whole lotta hair goin on there
March 13, 2011 at 4:27 pm
these photos leaves too many questions! ;)
March 13, 2011 at 4:28 pm
Haha, I see this every day. I have a friend who is the best in this kind of comunication =)
Definitely one of my most beloved mediterranean traits (:
March 13, 2011 at 4:36 pm
Very italian hein?!!Love the details : the glove, the long hair, the colors, the "3pièces costume"…http://la-minute-blog.blogspot.com
March 13, 2011 at 4:43 pm
yehhh…and they're so well dressed while they do it…it's like fashion theatre..
March 13, 2011 at 4:51 pm
Oh, I love these! Makes me proud to be Italiana. :)
March 13, 2011 at 4:58 pm
That is fascinating. Very passionate.
March 13, 2011 at 4:59 pm
Haha, I love these.
March 13, 2011 at 5:00 pm
love the tittle ;D so ironic and funny!
March 13, 2011 at 5:03 pm
I love the pics. They are way too amazing. Keep up the good work. Hopefully they've been clicked by you.
March 13, 2011 at 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…
March 13, 2011 at 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!
March 13, 2011 at 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.
March 13, 2011 at 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
March 13, 2011 at 5:53 pm
wonderful, expressive photos! how do you capture these folks? did they know you were photographing??
March 13, 2011 at 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
March 13, 2011 at 6:54 pm
March 13, 2011 at 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!
March 13, 2011 at 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.
March 13, 2011 at 7:17 pm
looks like they're talking something really interesting, isn't it?
My Heart Blogged
March 13, 2011 at 7:50 pm
I love that it's moment of time captured, and he is very stylish. My Heart Blogged
March 13, 2011 at 8:10 pm
This is one of my favorites posts of yours!! :) so wonderful!
March 13, 2011 at 8:26 pm
To Miss B: I love your script!
Actually, they were playing charades.
March 13, 2011 at 8:47 pm
forse stanno parlando di te facendo gli fotografie no!?
March 13, 2011 at 8:54 pm
no matter what we speak about, we say it with passion and certainty.
March 13, 2011 at 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. :)
March 13, 2011 at 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 :)
March 13, 2011 at 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
March 13, 2011 at 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.
March 13, 2011 at 10:19 pm
Thank god for Italia/ns!
March 13, 2011 at 10:55 pm
great post & very good photos
STYLE FILE: NYC
March 13, 2011 at 10:56 pm
this is most definitely one of my FAVOURITE posts of yours! :)
March 13, 2011 at 11:08 pm
Great caption! I to be cool if this was turned into a gif.
March 13, 2011 at 11:21 pm
It seems like the negociation doesn't go well.. haha
Le Chic Boutique
March 13, 2011 at 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! :)
March 14, 2011 at 12:25 am
How do you make an Italian, silent?
Tie up his hands!
March 14, 2011 at 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.
March 14, 2011 at 1:04 am
Favorite part is leather gloves in the pocket
March 14, 2011 at 1:12 am
love the gestures, the passion, the aura, and above all your fabulous shots!
March 14, 2011 at 1:18 am
It looks like a veryanimated conversation! I talk with my hands as well, haha, such a funny habit.
March 14, 2011 at 1:49 am
For me my favorite post from you… Grazie !
March 14, 2011 at 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. Check out my trendy blog! http://thetrendydwarf.blogspot.com/
March 14, 2011 at 2:40 am
I love this!
March 14, 2011 at 2:41 am
what a chic pair of men
amazing pictures…i love italians
March 14, 2011 at 3:01 am
they are telling a story with body language – so animated. absolutely love this.
March 14, 2011 at 3:09 am
I do enjoy these photos, if the guy can add some funny conversion …
March 14, 2011 at 3:25 am
the gloves/ jacket combo on the man with in tan is great.
see how these looks translate onto college campuses!
March 14, 2011 at 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.
March 14, 2011 at 4:33 am
March 14, 2011 at 5:16 am
yes i think they are talking very serious matter about business. Really amazing
Thanks and RegardsKarahttp://www.workfrmhome.org
vinho um ritmo de vida
March 14, 2011 at 6:53 am
Muito bom dia,
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Forte abraçoRaul Carvalhohttp://vinho-umritmodevida.blogspot.com/
March 14, 2011 at 7:06 am
I love too!Un saludo,
ERTL and COHN
March 14, 2011 at 7:20 am
They obviously discuss how to seduce a woman. In the last picture they consult one.
March 14, 2011 at 7:26 am
I´m from Argentina. We are like Italians: "gesticulators". These two gentlemen look like my two uncles in a sunday ASADO
March 14, 2011 at 7:29 am
I love them,they have the most adorable clothes on. Whatever they are saying, it must be important!
March 14, 2011 at 8:19 am
i love this photo!! http://www.theblondestyle.com
March 14, 2011 at 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!
March 14, 2011 at 8:42 am
It isn't very important ABOUT they are talking, is very important HOW they make.
March 14, 2011 at 9:08 am
very emotive speakers and I love it
March 14, 2011 at 9:22 am
Luciane at HomeBunch.com
March 14, 2011 at 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….
PS: Great shots, congrats!
March 14, 2011 at 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.
March 14, 2011 at 9:58 am
My step father is from Venezuela and he talks like that about detergent soap. :) (not kidding)LOL!
March 14, 2011 at 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!
March 14, 2011 at 10:39 am
There's a 99% chance they're discussing the plight of Fiorentina…
March 14, 2011 at 11:08 am
we italians can talk with our hands even when handcuffed..
March 14, 2011 at 11:14 am
i love the stories some of you made up… especially the one by wotv! great! :)
汪太太 Wang Tai Tai
March 14, 2011 at 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.
March 14, 2011 at 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!
March 14, 2011 at 12:03 pm
Mediterranean are really elegant.
March 14, 2011 at 12:19 pm
love the styles, photos and your title :) so true
March 14, 2011 at 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.
March 14, 2011 at 1:15 pm
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March 14, 2011 at 1:21 pm
Somehow I already knew they were Italians without reading the title. Very distinctive style and very interesting gentlemen indeed.
March 14, 2011 at 1:51 pm
Really funny and chic pics ;D interesting…
March 14, 2011 at 1:53 pm
Love these photos! It looks like a scene from a movie :)
March 14, 2011 at 2:09 pm
absolutely brilliant! people talking with their hands just seem more genuine and real to me.
March 14, 2011 at 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 http://sciamat.wordpress.com/
and the older man is Lino Leluzzi from Al Bazar.
March 14, 2011 at 2:14 pm
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March 14, 2011 at 2:15 pm
Im the same! I have no clue what they are saying but I love to watch them talk!
Just Silvia D
March 14, 2011 at 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!
March 14, 2011 at 2:37 pm
Just perfect class for this working mans!
March 14, 2011 at 2:56 pm
Beautiful lapel size on the jacket of the gentleman on the left.
March 14, 2011 at 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.
CONGRATS ! ! !
March 14, 2011 at 3:06 pm
Hand gestures while talking are the finishing touch on a perfected sense of style….damnit I miss florence.
March 14, 2011 at 3:10 pm
I love the gloves in the breast pocket, great touch.
March 14, 2011 at 4:58 pm
Wow! Is the man in the dark suit ever handsome!!! Scott….one 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!
March 14, 2011 at 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 discussing…business, fashion, trends, politics?
March 14, 2011 at 6:21 pm
haha. I love your title most of all.Italians speak with hands, second soul's miror.
March 14, 2011 at 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.
March 14, 2011 at 9:17 pm
How animated they both are! Oh, Italians and their hand motions….
March 14, 2011 at 9:30 pm
I love the way you captured what looks to be a very passionate conversation. Both of them are truly engaged! Love.
March 14, 2011 at 9:51 pm
oh my god, i'm in lovei'm in loveman 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 loooovei'm so upset
March 14, 2011 at 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.
March 14, 2011 at 10:21 pm
I feel we just missed a glove slap on Mr. Black.
March 14, 2011 at 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.
March 14, 2011 at 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:)
March 15, 2011 at 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 dressing……it's about living. And Europeans seem to really know how to live. Thank you, Sartorialist, for a truly delightful photo sequence.
March 15, 2011 at 1:12 am
Some of the imagined dialogues are almost as much fun as the photos. Thanks, commenters (you especially, Miss B)! :)
March 15, 2011 at 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.
March 15, 2011 at 6:16 am
I want my husband to look lite that in a few years. :)
March 15, 2011 at 8:27 am
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March 15, 2011 at 10:39 am
I love it. We should write a dialogue to go with these wonderful photos, how fun would that be?
March 15, 2011 at 11:17 am
Oh my, this makes me incredibly happy!
March 15, 2011 at 12:53 pm
like a movie scene! cool!u're just like pro paparazzi :D
March 15, 2011 at 1:08 pm
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March 15, 2011 at 10:14 pm
Ohhhhhh…what gorgeous, sexy men! Great photos!
March 16, 2011 at 9:37 am
love that pictures! typically Italian :DKiss!Elle
March 16, 2011 at 9:48 am
These photos have many stories.
March 16, 2011 at 12:20 pm
Ohhh yes! Mr. Valentino Ricci is a gentleman with impressive taste!
March 16, 2011 at 12:48 pm
They look like Jean Paul Belmondo and the bad guy in Spiderman 2. I think that the Belmondo guy is very chic and elegant. Great photos as always. Regards, S.
March 16, 2011 at 7:09 pm
The passion in these photos are awesome! Now this is what's so great about photography…not just being posey posey, but being able to capture a moment in time! And, the passionate brunette is a hottie! Fabulous!!!!
March 16, 2011 at 11:59 pm
over the *moon* about the gloves in pocket!
March 17, 2011 at 10:11 pm
Great photos. Such expressive hands.
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March 18, 2011 at 11:39 am
Passionate conversation is so sexy.
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March 19, 2011 at 4:12 am
i know them – they are berlusconis lawyers.
March 19, 2011 at 11:53 pm
I like how the guy on the right has his gloves in his pocket.
March 20, 2011 at 9:14 am
they're talking about… politics! Their gestures are really expressive, they're moving their hands vigorously BUT their faces are serious and they're concentrated on what the other is saying. Thus it cannot be football, beautiful women nor cars, otherwise they would be smiling much more. How do I know that? Well, I'm italian :) our government is a joke, our economy is trembling but we never lose passion in life and that is something I am really proud of.
March 20, 2011 at 5:19 pm
hahaaha must be an intense conversation..
March 21, 2011 at 12:29 am
you might find the book "speak italian" by Bruno Munari amusing :)all about italian hand gestures.
here's a descriptionhttp://petermiller.com/proddetail.asp?prod=9780811847742
March 21, 2011 at 4:40 pm
Love the intensity- the passion is there in both characters, narrative abounds!
March 22, 2011 at 6:14 am
March 23, 2011 at 3:38 pm
I don't see the point (a part from the gloves) :) I'm Italian .. can't imagine not to talk with my hand
March 23, 2011 at 4:51 pm
love this post, so passionate, yet they are probably speaking of something not as intense as it appears!
March 27, 2011 at 2:41 am
LOL The brunette guy is so expressive, it's funny.
March 28, 2011 at 8:41 am
These are so expressive!
March 29, 2011 at 3:59 pm
So great! Mi piace molto! Especially the detail of the gloves in the jacket pocket!
April 4, 2011 at 11:15 am
I love the way he looks, the cloths are very chic!
April 8, 2011 at 4:22 am
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