38 comments

  1. Anonymous

    October 8, 2008 at 6:09 am

    This elegantly turned out chap is showing the scruffy be-jeaned whippersnappers behind him how it should be done – only in Italy!

  2. Duncan

    October 8, 2008 at 6:41 am

    Excellent style, palette, proper turn-up depth… I could on*.

    Probable retirement justifies brown shoes too.

    Mr Fitzwell take note.

    (* so much so I’m happy to overlook the lack of shirt cuff)

  3. Dominica

    October 8, 2008 at 7:31 am

    I have a weakness for striped suits ; he looks elegant and his shoes are in a fab brown !

  4. La Condesa

    October 8, 2008 at 7:44 am

    Who is he?
    I feel like I better obeying him no mather what he says…

  5. Adam

    October 8, 2008 at 7:53 am

    I do love him

  6. Sofylicious

    October 8, 2008 at 8:01 am

    Cool nonnino!!!

  7. metscan

    October 8, 2008 at 8:17 am

    He is dressed very elegantly. Nice to see some older folk too.

  8. diego

    October 8, 2008 at 8:25 am

    Beppe Modenese

  9. Gregory Smith

    October 8, 2008 at 8:28 am

    That is a sharp look. I love the bold oxford, underneath.

  10. Dan in Richmond

    October 8, 2008 at 8:59 am

    I like the suit and the shoes but the tie clip has been the focus of my attention. First I thought it should go, then that it was somewhat endearing in an old-fashioned way and now I’m starting to like it, at least on him. I doubt that he’d consider going without it anyway- he looks quite used to it.

  11. Massimo

    October 8, 2008 at 9:10 am

    Well……that’s the Boss!!!!!!

  12. Anonymous

    October 8, 2008 at 9:19 am

    Like a true italian…
    Love it!

    style-fashion=you

  13. Anonymous

    October 8, 2008 at 9:23 am

    Perfect french blue shirt!

  14. Trace

    October 8, 2008 at 9:24 am

    where’s the cuff??

    i love monk strap.

  15. BaronArtz

    October 8, 2008 at 9:43 am

    Very chic, yet understated. I love his shoes – unconventional with this sort of suit, yet it’s a perfect combination. I would love to know what watch he would be wearing with this …

  16. Jonas

    October 8, 2008 at 10:00 am

    Gorgeus! He resembles Carl Reiner from Ocean’s 11/12/13, doesn’t he?

  17. rudesyd

    October 8, 2008 at 10:20 am

    Love the double breasted suit. The brown shoes give the statement that he is a step beyond.

  18. kfromz

    October 8, 2008 at 11:23 am

    Alfred resurrected.

  19. Anonymous

    October 8, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    What a great style! Awesome! That’s italy. I love that country.

  20. Anonymous

    October 8, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    Beppe Mondanese or is it Mondenese ?
    He has always looked great-he always will.

  21. saintvenus

    October 8, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    Love the contrast concept that he played. This is a good demonstration of how to age / dress gracefully.

  22. My Greatest Intervention

    October 8, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    - related to dan in richmond? Just kidding, just curious. I´ll invite him for a proper cup of coffee and enjoy a chat about the suit as a metaphor for life itself.

  23. Tel

    October 8, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    I would hate to meet him at the negotiating table!

  24. Anonymous

    October 8, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    interesting to note that this look will be ‘historical’ in 25 – 50 years: the way kids dress today, its doubtful that they could get away with this look as they approach middle age without looking forced

  25. Hissy Stitch

    October 8, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    Yes sir I’ll get out of your way right now SIR!

    See, that’s dressing for power.

  26. Anthony

    October 9, 2008 at 12:27 am

    Those are some serious lapels!

  27. Miguel

    October 9, 2008 at 7:51 am

    Lovely!!!!

  28. tj

    October 9, 2008 at 8:46 am

    Nice. The lapels are a bit too wide for my taste, but the fabric and the fit are lovely.
    I like the idea of using the pocket square to introduce some additional color. I’d have gone with something brighter, just because he’s got the dark tie and the blue shirt.
    But, overall he’s looking good.

  29. Anonymous

    October 9, 2008 at 9:21 am

    Another stunner!

  30. Dan in Richmond

    October 9, 2008 at 11:17 am

    A friend just clued me in as to who this is (Beppe Modenese, founder of Milan fashion week) AND to the fact that his “tie clip” is a safety pin. So much to learn here! To My Greatest Intervention 2:24 I don’t know if I have a long-lost family line in Milano or not. It would be nice though.

  31. Donna

    October 11, 2008 at 12:09 am

    I love every photo you’ve taken of this guy. He is so stylish!

  32. Anonymous

    October 11, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    This is a real question, not a passive-aggressive blast on the fine looking man. Shouldn’t his lapel stripes match his collar stripes?

  33. Jor "Born Forever" Kane

    October 12, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    The last comment was spot on, those sadly clad youngsters behind him only drive home further how much of a class act this man is. Just look at that shade of blue popping out from behind the snazzy pinstripes. Not to mention an expert selection of shoes. Good form, good form old chap.

  34. Anonymous

    October 14, 2008 at 10:03 am

    thats my grandpa hahhaha

  35. Tony

    October 14, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    Compared to most meffs you see in Italy these days, this chap proves that when an Italian bloke gets a suit right everyone else should just leave. His younger compatriots should take note and ditch the pre-distressed denim, Buffalo shoes and Tony & Guy mullets.

  36. Angel of Fashion

    October 15, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    Stripe always meant style for bankers and bad guys! (Never wear it before you’re 60)

  37. Anonymous

    October 20, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    Used to work with Fashion Arbiter, Beppe Modenese, in the 1980′s. Believe it or not, this guy never wears a watch! He’s always asking others for the time. He looks really fantastic.

  38. Anonymous

    November 5, 2008 at 4:33 am

    Yep! Here it is fellows. Elegance 101 Milanese style. And the shoes! NOT black as would have done 99% of gents everywhere else in the world. Burgundy!
    xavier

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