46 comments

  1. Anonymous

    October 8, 2007 at 4:50 am

    Not a lot going on here I’d say, but at least the weather’s looking up!

  2. Anonymous

    October 8, 2007 at 6:05 am

    The fact that he is a handsome man doesn’t make up for the fact that these are the sort of clothes my dad would wear!

  3. Cheryl Marie Cordeiro

    October 8, 2007 at 6:53 am

    Brown against blue skies! I like the way he has his hands in his pockets, walking casual.
    Cheryl Marie Cordeiro

  4. loggats

    October 8, 2007 at 6:57 am

    The jacket doesn’t appeal to me… it’s given Mr Tonchi’s photo a strange saddlebag effect.

  5. Butch

    October 8, 2007 at 9:04 am

    The question is–what’s going on under the shirt? That is, there appears to be something happening to the left of the collar opening.

    Otherwise, nice if not particularly notable.

  6. Anonymous

    October 8, 2007 at 9:37 am

    What a casual outfit.He looks very comfortable in it.The suede jacket is fine with his pants.The only thing I would change is the color of the pants.This shade of beige is not my favorites.I would have selected lighter.But this only my personal opinion.A good thing that he has decent,polished shoes.

  7. iopine

    October 8, 2007 at 10:36 am

    A classic look. This photo reminds me of ’50s and ’60s movie stars. The light coming down, creating that color quality, is really special.

    I hope to see many more shots done at this hour.

    Mr. Sartorialist, you are a great capturer of light.

  8. The Sartorialist

    October 8, 2007 at 11:03 am

    if you don’t see what is going on here, then you don’t understand the idea of subtlety

  9. Waverly

    October 8, 2007 at 11:09 am

    i love the jacket and how he’s simply walking around with hands in his pockets.

  10. Anonymous

    October 8, 2007 at 11:37 am

    the Italian uniform. Like the navy blazer with grey slacks for an American.

  11. Jack Daniel

    October 8, 2007 at 11:42 am

    I thought I saw my dad…

    But, I need that jacket. Right now!

  12. ricpic

    October 8, 2007 at 11:59 am

    Light weight suede jackets define elegance.

  13. Steven

    October 8, 2007 at 12:09 pm

    I agree with iopine. Its a look that Cary Grant or Gregory Peck could have carried off in the 60s, and its still pretty stylish now

  14. Laguna Beach Trad

    October 8, 2007 at 12:22 pm

    Very suave. This is the sort of look I adopt when I’m going casual. Suede bomber (G9?), flat front khakis, loafers, casual shirt, sunglasses. This guy has a great haircut, BTW. Very well done.

  15. CarolinaDivina

    October 8, 2007 at 12:31 pm

    i would say late 60s – classic and clean – reminds me of a film still from a family vacation shot with those old bulky recorders…

  16. Erin

    October 8, 2007 at 1:38 pm

    Ok, love the outfit, but… those shadows are absolutely perfect!

  17. Shaun Lor

    October 8, 2007 at 2:29 pm

    I love fall…all he’s missing now is an ascott and Bottega clutch.

  18. Anonymous

    October 8, 2007 at 2:41 pm

    Nice clean classic look. Reminds me of the reminds me of the strong male movie stars of the 50′s and 60′s with a hint of euro thrown in. MAkes me think Rock Hudson.

    I like the cut of his pants. More often than not, Khakis are found in baggy or unflattering cuts. But here he has a pair that is done right.

  19. Maximiliane

    October 8, 2007 at 2:51 pm

    This is exactly my dad’s style (and his looks, too!) in the 1960ies…
    I love it – naturally!

  20. Scott

    October 8, 2007 at 3:45 pm

    I take the point about subtlety but think the kangaroo pouchiness at the belly is kinda the keynote of dull clothes. The real reason the picture draws us in is the haircut and sunglasses. So Marcello 1960.

  21. Anonymous

    October 8, 2007 at 3:49 pm

    its not necessarily what he is wearing but how he is wearing it, his attitude and everything makes him pull this look off quite well!

  22. Shaun Lor

    October 8, 2007 at 3:56 pm

    I’m absolutely a fan of how subtle this ensemble suits him. The colours, the texutres… Don’t get me wrong, I’ve just been a maximalist lately.

  23. brian liu

    October 8, 2007 at 4:06 pm

    Effortless. A much refined example of the 60′s theme featured in every glossy. Wish I could wear Wayfarers the same way.

  24. cflorax

    October 8, 2007 at 4:34 pm

    Subtlety, indeed. The blouson-style jacket-Valstar, I think-has a rich heritage beginning back in WWII. Also, the Wayfarer frames and slightly pegged trousers all harken back to the 1950’s. In a way, Mr. Tonchi’s “ensemble” is a stealthy tribute to that era of classic men’s fashion, a time when military uniforms seeped into everyday wear.

  25. Anonymous

    October 8, 2007 at 6:07 pm

    Sart, please explain “subtlety” to the ignorant masses. Because I find Mr. TONCHI completely banal.

  26. valber

    October 8, 2007 at 9:24 pm

    coolest shades ever!!!!! i hope i dont see the china guys selling them…

  27. Anonymous

    October 8, 2007 at 9:48 pm

    I’m trying….

  28. UES boy

    October 9, 2007 at 12:07 am

    The jacket buttoned only above the bottom button (the way one would button a vest under a suit), the shirt opened to the fourth button (a choice which is scoffed at in America but is quite accepted in Italy) and that necklace adds even more flair. I whish I could see the shoes (are those two tone, or is it just the sunlight which creates this illusion?). Of course, what Italian man does own a pair of RAI(thats how they say it, “rai”) BAN. I really enjoyed the past winter shots of this man (absolutely devastating coat collection for this one!).

  29. LostInTranslaton

    October 9, 2007 at 6:51 am

    He is so comfortable that he doesn’t have to where fashion forward attire..

    That’s what makes this time-less..

    For all the negative posts – it’s all about finding your style & sticking to it – suddenly life just transcends..

    Ever notice the great designers where classic/time-less styles.. It’s the fact they are comfortable with their skin that they do not need to be wearing the latest whatever..

    To name a few:
    - Yves Saint Laurent
    - Valentino
    - Gian Franco Ferre
    - Giorgio Armani
    & the list goes on..

  30. Anonymous

    October 9, 2007 at 7:26 am

    The suede bomber jacket, tortoise wayfarers, what looked like brushed cotton khakis – the ‘look’ is in fact happening all over. A very well executed casual look, evocative of 1050′s Hollywood style.

  31. Anonymous

    October 9, 2007 at 9:42 am

    c’mon its all about the glasses in this one! classic styling and his shadow, pitty about the lady right next to the shadow but hey u cant get them all perfect ;) (in regards to photography)
    love the look as well

    Phil
    Sydney

  32. landis

    October 9, 2007 at 10:02 am

    classic in that “purple noon” kind of way.

    reminds me of how tim told me when we first started dating “i’ll never wear brown”, and i laughed in that kind of maniacal way cartoon characters do when they are about to hatch an evil plan, and then they do.

    he wears brown now. oh yes he does.

    -L

    http://www.thetwodogblog.blogspot.com

  33. Anonymous

    October 9, 2007 at 10:40 am

    this guy consistently looks good, comfortable and not overdone.

    one needs to consider his look over several of your shots to get his style — always well done.

  34. Anonymous

    October 9, 2007 at 11:02 am

    Sart, some people just don’t get it.

    Their loss…..

  35. fashionholic

    October 9, 2007 at 11:19 am

    cool dude ;)

  36. Mark LONDON

    October 9, 2007 at 11:41 am

    Tres Delon, n’est pas ? I like it but he needs an annoying young french bird on his arm tho’.

  37. Profashion

    October 9, 2007 at 11:51 am

    great sunglasses. very chic bearing.

  38. Anonymous

    October 9, 2007 at 1:44 pm

    For all of the comments about this man’s “casual” look, I’d say he needs to loosen up a little. The crease in his trousers & the shine on his shoes, specifically, broadcast an elitist posture.

  39. Johanna

    October 9, 2007 at 1:58 pm

    Suede-jackets, ive always hated ‘em but mr.tonchi makes me consider investing in one. Beautiful picture.

  40. Lucy

    October 9, 2007 at 2:53 pm

    Is he a stealth sartorialist? Looks a bit like your dad on first sight but then more analysis reveals more and more….?

    And yes I think the other poster is bang on when he/she notes the influence of military style here…

  41. giuseppe timore

    October 9, 2007 at 11:27 pm

    it makes me happy to see sharp stylish well known italians of the fashion world rocking rayban wayfarer II’s with thier outfit. undoubtedly they are the perfect men’s sunglasses (aviators run a close second).

    i like the rest of his look too. so comfortable in his clothes (which probably cost more than i made last month)

    by the way, i’m guessing thats some kind of scarf peeking out from under his shirt, subtly.

  42. LostInTranslaton

    October 10, 2007 at 4:31 am

    Spell CHECK – My BAD, WEAR not WHERE!!

    Anyway, I think Mt T is wearing a cravat & it has slipped down.. Not a necklace..

  43. Carl R

    October 10, 2007 at 10:15 am

    The jacket is from Valstar.

    See- http://www.valstar.it

    Think it will soon see the same revival as the Barracuta G9.

  44. Anonymous

    October 10, 2007 at 7:14 pm

    When I look at this shot I get the feeling that this is a look that just didn’t quite make it. Just a little straight and safe.

  45. Kirsten

    October 11, 2007 at 6:37 pm

    I used to work with Stefano, and not only was he the most elegant man in town, he is also the most gracious and consistentently looks drop dead gorgeous without looking trendy. Bravo, always!
    -Kirsten

  46. Anonymous

    October 13, 2007 at 1:38 pm

    Fabulous. This is a wonderful example of the man wearing the clothes rather than the clothes wearing the man. He’s also incredibly handsome.

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