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john b pritchett
January 30, 2013 at 2:03 pm
So cool! Great photo.
January 30, 2013 at 6:27 pm
i miss milan! :)
January 30, 2013 at 2:08 pm
Thank you for the explanation, all the more enjoyable!
January 30, 2013 at 2:13 pm
My dad loves loden and my mum too… I’ve always seen them with those loden-ish coats… and I’ve always thought they are special: my parents and loden coats together! :)
January 30, 2013 at 2:18 pm
That’s a dapper fit for certain! I approve.
January 30, 2013 at 2:19 pm
That shot is even more cool now that I know about the coat. I also like his gait and the swish of his coat.
This is gorgeous! Love the movement, the swing of the coat is incredible! It’s actually kind of hard to believe it’s an old man coat, I’d love for you to show us a photo of it being worn in the traditional way to compare. Even without that though, it is a brilliant shot.
January 30, 2013 at 2:29 pm
Good for him. It is refreshing when fashion people don’t forget to mix the old with the new to reinvent the styling of classic, old pieces. So much of what we see around, currently deemed “fashionable”, is always the latest, but I firmly believe that true style is the result of a mix that must include classic pieces that have some sort of history.
Loden is always stylish!
January 30, 2013 at 2:42 pm
I really love that pics from Italy. For me are so charming. Have a nice day.
January 30, 2013 at 2:55 pm
I don’t think it deserves the label “old man coat”. Yes, it is worn by many older European men but it is truly an iconic garment. My dad used to wear a grey one… Did you know the loden fabric is also quasi-water repellent? When my father died I gave it to a 21 year old I know and be loves it!
FANTASTICO!!! MI HIJO LLEVA EL DE SU ABUELO!!!
THE SARTORIALIST GURU
January 30, 2013 at 3:00 pm
I love this coat – partly because of the exceptional cut, but mostly because I lived in Austria and adore true Tyrolean style.
January 30, 2013 at 3:09 pm
I wore one in Denmark 40 years ago when I was twenty plus years old. It was already then an odd piece for a young person to wear – but cool for those in the know ;)
I always loved the shape and the way it falls, plus the leather edging at the end of the sleeves.
January 30, 2013 at 3:13 pm
Beautiful coat! Love the length and color!
January 30, 2013 at 3:20 pm
I love your explanation and that coat!
January 30, 2013 at 3:31 pm
I am a young lady who has a burberry loden coat. It was given to me by my very stylish uncle. I wear it all around Philadelphia. Love the photo!! Stylin’!
January 30, 2013 at 3:52 pm
Black and Olive
January 30, 2013 at 3:57 pm
That is really cool! Loving the swag!
Loving that swag!
Bonnie, Clyde and Marni
January 30, 2013 at 4:12 pm
fox in the city
January 30, 2013 at 4:14 pm
When I lived in Florence in the late 1970′s everybody wore loden coats, having moved there from the UK we at first thought it was a college or school uniform, they were everywhere! Mostly green but some grey or navy. My parents bought one each for my sister and I, wish I still had it.
January 30, 2013 at 4:28 pm
January 30, 2013 at 4:29 pm
I’m loden addicted compliment Scott great pic
Daddy Lele from Lelli italian fashion family
January 30, 2013 at 4:34 pm
In Austria this is a so called “Hubertusmantel” :-)
January 30, 2013 at 4:44 pm
Very cool. Wish I could see him from the front, too.
January 30, 2013 at 5:26 pm
You haven´t seen before?? In Spain is really common, bussiness men use to wear those coats in winter, old man but also the youngest! I love to see them wearing it at the legal court, for example.
January 30, 2013 at 5:47 pm
Pretty much every italian architecture teacher in my school wear this exact same coat but they are not 80 ;) just nostalgic I guess
January 30, 2013 at 6:46 pm
And this is how trends get started. I predict a sellout of loden coats in the near future. :)
January 30, 2013 at 9:25 pm
Looks like a Salko. Made in Austria.
January 30, 2013 at 9:39 pm
I like the calm pairings in this pic around the animated subject – tram tracks, the lady’s trolley handles, the two guys in navy caps. They make his movement seem all the more palpable.
January 30, 2013 at 9:45 pm
I’m really digging all the male top-knots/buns/whatever you want to call them.
January 31, 2013 at 1:53 am
It makes sense that Vogue L’Uomo is so cool, cuz the editor is pretty cool as well
January 31, 2013 at 2:43 am
Love it!. That’s the type of coat cool girls at my school in Sevilla (Spain) used to wear back in the ’70s…
January 31, 2013 at 2:47 am
doesn’t matter which he was wearing in the coat…
it’s enough with only his brilliant chic coat!
January 31, 2013 at 4:22 am
Was a trend in Reykjavik in the seventies and I still got it !
January 31, 2013 at 4:39 am
I own one, used by my father when he was younger. It is quite “demodé” (old-fashioned) but I love to wear it in the country house. I was thinking about using it in the city… I will try.
January 31, 2013 at 4:48 am
This is a great example of what it going on right now in fashion… the OLD is the new NEW…
January 31, 2013 at 6:26 am
That’s a super normal kind of coat here in Italy, leave out all those specific names here they just call it “il capoto del nonno” …
January 31, 2013 at 6:28 am
I’m 27, I have a coat like that (also in green) and I love it!
January 31, 2013 at 9:58 am
I love those coats. An old friend of mine in Brussels, now passed away, used to wear one and I always considered him a man of great elegance and style.
January 31, 2013 at 1:45 pm
I wear my milanese mother’s loden, that she wore starting as a university student. I’ve had to have a button sewn on from time to time, but it is gorgeous and warm, wears like iron, and I always get complimented on it walking around here in Philadelphia.
January 31, 2013 at 3:16 pm
I absolutely agree. the sense to mix the classics with “the new” is actually an Italian feature you won’t find anywhere else. it is a fantastic guidance but hard to follow outside Italy. it also says a lot about the Italian society as such!
January 31, 2013 at 4:37 pm
Understanding the scene makes the photo even more incredible!
February 1, 2013 at 5:31 am
I love Barbour -Vans , Its Coool!!!!!!!
February 1, 2013 at 5:32 am
Me encantan las Barbour-Vans , lo mas!!!!!
February 2, 2013 at 4:52 pm
That’s really freaky… this afternoon I was sorting through clothes I had stored away, getting ready for a big move, and came across this exact coat. I found it at a thrift store ages ago and couldn’t believe that I’d forgotten about it. Anyways it looks so good on Gianluca that I think your photo gave me the push I need to wear it (although I’m sure it will look much different on me seeing as I’m 24 and female).
Thank you for this!
February 2, 2013 at 8:19 pm
Love the coat
Any chance of seeing it from the front ?
February 3, 2013 at 6:13 pm
These loden coats were very popular in Portugal during the 80′s. Everybody was wearing it: men, women, adults, chilren, teenagers…
This colour is beautiful and it looks very cool on him!
February 4, 2013 at 10:38 am
I sure didn’t know. But it looks great. That I do know.
February 5, 2013 at 5:06 am
Yes, Scott, I have seen it all over but on men. Lovely coat. Room to move in it. If there was one to fit me I would buy one. I have to say the clothes for men in Italy are better than those for women. At least that is what I have seen so far. My husband is spoiled for choice and hates shopping while I can find niente. (I don’t like the big brands.)
February 7, 2013 at 3:49 am
Walk around Marienplatz (Munich), maybe have a glass of champagne at Dallmayr, and you’ll see quite a few younger folks mixing traditional tracht clothing with modern fashion. I love the look and wish I could afford more of it.
February 9, 2013 at 3:37 am
I would prfer blue color, at least!
February 23, 2013 at 12:37 pm
Style always prevails over fashion. The loden coat is pure elegance….