1. ec10009

    July 18, 2006 at 5:25 pm

    I’m a huge fan of the knit tie. Something about the narrow width, the nubby texture, and slight reference to a scarf.

    He looks great. I also love how the suit looks “lived-in” but not sloppy. Makes him look more inviting and/or approachable.

    All said, he is definetly wearing the suit, it’s not wearing him.

  2. Anonymous

    July 18, 2006 at 6:54 pm

    I do wish – and I mean this in the nicest posible way – you (Sartorialist, that is) would write a little about why you like this look so much.

    Because – just speaking honestly, not flaming – all I see here is a guy in a suit, with a too-long tie and no shirtcuff showing.

  3. iopine

    July 18, 2006 at 7:27 pm

    You have got to love that patterned tie with that stripe in the suit. The smile doesn’t hurt, either! I love it!

  4. The Sartorialist

    July 18, 2006 at 7:42 pm

    The whole look was great and he had such a aura in the room. The Valentino show was full of well-dressed men but he really stood-out

    Sometimes you just don’t notice all the little details when the sum of the parts is so strong

  5. Anonymous

    July 18, 2006 at 9:12 pm

    Isn’t his pants a little too tight?

    • Jack

      November 28, 2012 at 5:42 pm

      Your comment brings up an interesting point. I wonder why American men are terrified to show any hint in their attire that they possess a penis and testicles? Shame? Puritan influence still at work? It would seem Italian men don’t have such issues, and I applaud them for that.

  6. Shopaholic D

    July 18, 2006 at 9:47 pm

    damn i love polka dots!

  7. Maria

    July 18, 2006 at 10:18 pm

    Is the height of the waist different than in other suits? Or are the shoulders narrow? There is something about the proportions that make him stand out…

  8. ben

    July 18, 2006 at 11:02 pm

    the pants are worn high and he has masculine confidence (backed up by his package – which is on full display)

  9. tweedlesinpink

    July 18, 2006 at 11:27 pm

    and that smile, that smile! it does wonders for the suit as well.

  10. Anonymous

    July 19, 2006 at 12:23 am

    i like that you can see his happy little bulge.

  11. Jennifer

    July 19, 2006 at 2:05 am

    I just found you today (via Chez Pim) and have spent a wonderful hour browsing your posts.

    What I love is the sense of exuberance and fun you bring to both the photos and captions.

    Instead of yet another “outfit gone wrong” site, you spin your work in an entirely fresh, positive direction. Thanks!

  12. fashmoda

    July 19, 2006 at 3:09 am

    Matteo is one the best dressed men in Italy. Very classical, but in the meantime fresh and clean.

  13. Anonymous

    July 19, 2006 at 4:27 am

    why the obsession with the shirt cuff? men judging other men’s style by some inches of cloth seems to me a very political jesture that prohibits
    creative sartorial expression
    in the name of legacy and ethics.
    if a custom is strong enough, by which i mean beautiful enough, it will survive indifferent to popular climate.

  14. Mike Paget

    July 19, 2006 at 8:42 am

    The shirt cuff is a good indicator of the amount of dialling that someone has done to get it right. That said this guy mostly looks great and Im excited to see a better lapel on a suit.

  15. el NiƱo

    July 19, 2006 at 10:50 am

    i agree with fashmoda… matteo has style and class

  16. Anonymous

    July 19, 2006 at 10:59 am

    I have had the pleasure of working in person with Matteo: what a nice surprise to see him here! This picture perfectly captures his elegance, style and great smile. Perfect pic!

  17. Anonymous

    July 19, 2006 at 8:22 pm

    Seems to me that European men ( mostly Italian ) wear their suits a bit on the snug side and Americans a bit on the loose side …. both are quite nice

  18. Sarah

    July 20, 2006 at 4:15 am

    I love that tie! And the spots with the pin stripes…

  19. Anonymous

    July 20, 2006 at 7:56 pm

    Every CEO should be as hot and as sizzlingly PACKAGED as Mr. Marzotto!

  20. spino

    March 23, 2007 at 1:30 pm

    sartorialist, you picked one of the young best dressed man in italy right now. he still has a deep classic feel but is able to renew it in a way. i think i saw him dressed even better than that.

  21. Harry Lehr

    May 30, 2007 at 11:01 am

    Not unsual to see most commenters are more interested in the package than the cuff issue. A good reminder about how American men wear their pants below the package line (we aren’t as comfortable with showing off), while British and European men “dress” to one side of the crotch or the other. Apparently, signor is a “leftie.” Bravo!

  22. Kine

    March 29, 2009 at 6:47 am

    Love the man inside.

  23. Anonymous

    September 9, 2009 at 4:12 am

    The best dressed man in Italy!


  24. ROI

    December 3, 2009 at 1:13 am

    What's with the fur hat?

  25. AFJ

    January 31, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    He shouldn't be wearing a knitted tie with a sharp suit like that.

  26. Victor

    April 9, 2010 at 6:26 pm


    What do you find of special in this guy???

    Using a pocket square, may be?

  27. carlotta

    October 10, 2010 at 6:20 am

    carismatic man!

  28. Ida

    August 10, 2011 at 8:15 am

    OR one of your favorite MEN of the entire trip :D

  29. Diablo

    March 11, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Marry me !!! lol

  30. Dax

    September 19, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Super manly italian, elegant. like I look in a mirror :-)

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