22 comments

  1. Anonymous

    January 12, 2006 at 12:29 am

    I’m not an expert, but I think his tie is hanging a little too short?

    What is the proper length in which they tie should fall? I always thought the end should hang just above the belt line?

  2. Anonymous

    January 12, 2006 at 12:32 am

    That outfit looks like a uniform. Where’s his nametag?

  3. Anonymous

    January 12, 2006 at 12:40 am

    casual friday. hairpiece optional.

  4. Anonymous

    January 12, 2006 at 10:11 am

    He is looking more Asian than Italian.

  5. Anonymous

    January 12, 2006 at 10:24 am

    i like the trousers, but agree that the tie is too short and wide.

  6. Anonymous

    January 12, 2006 at 10:55 am

    Really like how the jacket fits with brown trousers, in my opinion this suit needs a different tie.

    Your blog rocks.
    Greetings from Italy!

  7. Anonymous

    January 12, 2006 at 11:36 am

    put a razor cutting bowler on his head… hey wait! That old 007 flick “Goldfinger”, right?
    Short ties, working buttonholes, tight armholes…c’mon let’s move on already. Let’s see some personality, not the new Au Bar generation.

  8. Anonymous

    January 12, 2006 at 11:48 am

    gentlemen, if we want to respect the canons of men’s elegance, then at least
    1. the tie must end at the belt;
    2. the pant waist must be at the height of the middle button on a 3B coat;
    3. off the rack this man made a mistake; m-t-m his tailor made an even worse one.
    If you’re Thom Browne all this doesn’t apply.

  9. Jay

    January 12, 2006 at 1:53 pm

    The length of the arms of hus shirts are a bit too short. Some cuffs visable (an inch is good) gives a better look.

    The length of the tie:
    Waaay too short is “better”/”dandier” than too short (if you get my drift).

  10. Anonymous

    January 12, 2006 at 6:20 pm

    it is apparent that most of these comments come from individuals who are like spectators at an aquarium.

  11. Anonymous

    January 12, 2006 at 10:18 pm

    very cool look

  12. Anonymous

    January 13, 2006 at 10:50 am

    to the poster with the aquarium remark: and you thought you were doing what when you decided to enter this blog?

  13. Anonymous

    January 13, 2006 at 1:24 pm

    “The Italian Version Of Casual Fiday”

    what does that mean?
    is this guy italian?
    is he wearing italian?
    which part of italy?
    what do you know of italy?
    have you ever been to italy?

    i have no problem with the man in the photo, but i fail to see the correlation to the title???

    who’s eyes are you seeing italy through??

  14. The Sartorialist

    January 13, 2006 at 5:34 pm

    ok, previous poster, are we getting a little touchy?

    I meant it as a joke, the thought that even on a “casual Friday” Italians would still be very well dressed.

    I guess if you have to explain it…..

    BTW
    he is wearing Italian and works at Domenico Vacca

    To answer your other questions in order
    1. Cheese
    2. Pamela anderson
    3. Saved by the Bell, 1st season
    4, Tiki Barber
    5. 1940- 1948
    6. iron ore.

  15. Anonymous

    January 13, 2006 at 7:54 pm

    great humor Sartoralist! :)

  16. Anonymous

    January 15, 2006 at 9:31 am

    that’s just the point.

    italians don’t on the majority all go around “very well dressed”, at least not by this standard -on friday or any other day.

    you seem a little touchy on the other hand whenever your comments are challenged.

    no offense to the gentleman, by his provenience seems more from doormanland..

    why not ask domenico himself?

  17. Anonymous

    January 15, 2006 at 1:14 pm

    i am italian and i believe i know what the sartorialist meant with this picture.
    for us navy blue blazer grey or brown pants blue shirt brown shoes and tie or not tie means a less formal way of getting dress. the point is that for italians casual froday does not mean white snikers jeans and polo shirt. we do not go dressed like that at the office on friday. we still like to have our blazer our blue shirt and our brown hand made loafers. in order to appreciate this look you do not need be italian. this guys looks pretty sharp to me and it looks like he knows how to put stuff toghether. if he showed up in my town in italy dressed like this i would be impressed and happy to see that our style is traveling abroad. fyi you guys are getting to much serious about the lenght of the ties yes the buckle rule exists but in italy we like to play with …rules because since everybody admire the way we dress we like to interpret the rules our way so sometime we like to wear our ties short sometimes long but believe me when we do that we are perfectly aware of the rules. sometime you need to break the rules in order to be your unique self (see gianni agnelli look, so many tmes against the rules but still extrimely stylish)

  18. Anonymous

    January 17, 2006 at 12:13 pm

    His jacket sleeves are too long and wide and the shoulders are “noisy”, but for the rest: great sprezzatura!

  19. Christos

    December 14, 2007 at 8:17 pm

    The tie people! The tie!

    By the way, the tip of the tie should be right over the belt buckle, sligthly covering it with the tip.

  20. Farrow

    August 19, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Simplicity is the key to brilliance. Nice color and fits great. Well played sir.

  21. dcinDC

    July 13, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    He can’t really work at DV with that tie! It reads maroon on my monitor, and is tragically boring regardless of the color. The tip should come to the middle of the belt – American men tend to wear ties on the short side.

  22. dcinDC

    July 13, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Not to mention – too little cuff. Thanks.

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