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January 14, 2010 at 7:26 am
great suit…..love the hint of blue
January 14, 2010 at 7:34 am
Incredible layering and mix of patterns. Great color palette…
January 14, 2010 at 7:37 am
Indeed. The blue gives it the Sartorial effect.
January 14, 2010 at 7:38 am
i love that in theory this is a classic…but there is something so edgy and alternative to it in practice
January 14, 2010 at 7:40 am
Very distinguished-looking gentleman. I like the double-breasted suit.
What an outstanding outfit!
January 14, 2010 at 7:55 am
winter wins over summer
January 14, 2010 at 7:57 am
Il cabalieri… I love him…XXX…
January 14, 2010 at 7:58 am
…that touch of blue breaks the texture pallette created by all those wonderful grays!
January 14, 2010 at 8:02 am
January 14, 2010 at 8:07 am
wow, just…What an inspiration!
January 14, 2010 at 8:09 am
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January 14, 2010 at 8:14 am
He's such a well-dressed man with a great air of male confidence!
January 14, 2010 at 8:27 am
Great taste in ensambleing clothes together!
Talk about male layering :P
January 14, 2010 at 8:33 am
Lovely outfit that totally transforms a normal man into a gentleman! My boyfriend has a similar suit from U-NI-TY, a French brand. The only thing that is missing is a hat. A man always looks better with a good hat! =)
January 14, 2010 at 8:34 am
what dia like
January 14, 2010 at 8:39 am
l'italien dans toute sa splendeur, la classe.http://www.whatdialike.com
January 14, 2010 at 8:40 am
Hi, I am in Florence just for today and wondered if you were still going to do the signing tonight at Luisa Via Roma – would love to come if you are!
The gloves in the pocket of the coat…
January 14, 2010 at 8:43 am
Although everything mixes and matches perfectly, the grays in his hair and beard along with the clothes.. I still think this is a bit too much, the look is too textured. Maybe a shorter haircut, maybe the beard needs a trim?
January 14, 2010 at 8:48 am
Love that dress! So fitted and so gorgeous!
January 14, 2010 at 8:49 am
It's not cool, it's just classy, which in my book is miles better than being "cool". :)
January 14, 2010 at 8:52 am
YES!!! A return to form my man.
HE LOOKS GORGEOUS AND GIVES A SENSE OF TASTE AND SELFCONFIDENCE..I LIKE THE BEARD AND THE BLACK TIE.VERY NICE!
January 14, 2010 at 8:59 am
Classic and yet, he looks incredibly modern. Sometimes people take classic to an extreme where it becomes costume-like. He's just a natural.
January 14, 2010 at 9:00 am
He looks exactly like a “Ken”-doll I had as a kid, the same beard and everything. I loved the way that doll looked, and I love the way the real-life version looks.
January 14, 2010 at 9:07 am
Ooooh! Very attractive!xx
January 14, 2010 at 9:08 am
Great use of textures and color scheme. He's dressed up yet looks so comfortable and casual at the same time, love that.
What a dashing man!
January 14, 2010 at 9:16 am
More gloves in top pockets please.
January 14, 2010 at 9:24 am
The lines on the walls, the steps and the check of his suit are all making me dizzy. Talk about structural….
January 14, 2010 at 9:32 am
Mountain man in a suit is where it's at.
January 14, 2010 at 9:33 am
Looks like the owner of the "Tie your tie" shop in Florence. I saw a couple just like Scott and Garance shopping there yesterday in the afternoon, so maybe they were really Scott and Garance. By the way, Garance's shoes yesterday were really good ;-)
January 14, 2010 at 9:34 am
ELEGANT, JUST ELEGANT.. I CONVINCE MYSELF MORE AND MORE THAT IN FLORENCE PEOPLE GET DRESSED MUCH BETTER THAN IN MILAN OR ROME..
Ahh! one of my favorite men in this blog :)))
January 14, 2010 at 9:37 am
I love him
January 14, 2010 at 9:38 am
So classic and distinguished! I love it!
Angeles Almuna Design
WOW! Handsome and the perfect suit!Kisses
January 14, 2010 at 9:39 am
so so fresh!!! i really like it
January 14, 2010 at 9:48 am
Classic, just the right amount of sprezzatura!
January 14, 2010 at 9:53 am
I love that he looks so dashing, and yet his beard looks like it is growing all willy nilly. His look says Je m'en fiche!
January 14, 2010 at 10:21 am
scott, i always enjoy your italy pictures, especially Florence. its my favorite city and the men there are so stylish and handsome. gratzie mille for sharing your travels with the rest of us:)
Ranfagni Gioielli Firenze
January 14, 2010 at 10:22 am
eleganza forever !!Great Mr.Simon
January 14, 2010 at 10:29 am
I agree, the hint of blue is perfect to give this suit an update from the pleated pants and 4-button cross over…. looks great like this.
January 14, 2010 at 10:30 am
OMG, he looks like my Swiss shrink!
January 14, 2010 at 10:34 am
It's a beautiful suit – but in combination with the overcoat the result is too busy and heavy for my taste.
January 14, 2010 at 10:35 am
It might look like it's a lot going on, but one of a kind. Not pretentious at all. Like "I like this, and going to wear it to my liking". Well done.
January 14, 2010 at 10:53 am
Cool. I love this Italian style that you can recognize everywhere you see it. Stylish, distinguish, but less stressed than English people (that I also love).looks like Italian people would live into fashion.
Very nice pic, by the way.
January 14, 2010 at 11:03 am
i love the coat and the 4-buttoned blazer (never really knew how to call these kind of blazers in english).:)
January 14, 2010 at 11:21 am
wow is all i have to say.
January 14, 2010 at 11:32 am
Tres chicRien a dire…
January 14, 2010 at 11:35 am
Very distinguished…now this his how a man should age!
Have a wonderful day! For me it's about starting fresh..YAY!
Geneva Kate Stegall
January 14, 2010 at 11:40 am
What tricky sophistication this is! The similarity between the suit pattern and the overcoat pattern winks at you before rounding the corner and being lost to the difference between their colors and textures. The scarf and tie work cooperate to create a deeper sense of unity in the ensemble, while the blue vest(?) peeks out with a sultry contrast.
All in all, I wish this dapper man were my grandfather and we would go out for breakfast every Thursday morning at the cafe four blocks over.
January 14, 2010 at 11:47 am
I have melted
January 14, 2010 at 11:52 am
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January 14, 2010 at 12:15 pm
Super photo. Nice use of depth of field and the horizontal lines on the left and right push the subject right to the front. His outfit is great. As others have already said the hint of blue is perfect. I like the four in hand knot in the tie. It adds a touch of rakishness to the whole look. His pose is spot on.
January 14, 2010 at 12:34 pm
he looks so handsome… stylish without being trendy.
January 14, 2010 at 12:43 pm
i love the co-ordination between the scarf and the tiebut as many people pointed out, i feel like its the hint of blue that pulls it togetherwithout the blue sweater, i feel that the brown scarf, brown tie, and grey suit would look drab–especially the tie and scarf, i feel it would look just too sloppy and it would just make the suit melt in grey and brownthe blue really accentuates everything, but its subtle one hardly notices–on first glance there is something that just looks right. by the way, i love his coat as well. it kind of blends into the suit, but the texture is a little chunkier giving it some distinction, and it appears to be a warmer smoky grey. brilliant co-ordination. its not kooky, or avante-garde, its just a clean, timeless suit any gentleman should be able to pull together from his closet, and if he cant then his closet is not complete.
January 14, 2010 at 12:44 pm
superb photography and nice outfit combination. i really like seeing very classy men in classic outfits.
January 14, 2010 at 12:50 pm
Ahhh yes. Quite the reason I do read the blog, isn't it?
January 14, 2010 at 12:52 pm
a lot of depth in this outfit…he looks great…
January 14, 2010 at 1:01 pm
I wish I could see more gentlemen like this. Elegant.
Tiffany's Small World
January 14, 2010 at 1:08 pm
as always great photo. very classy!
January 14, 2010 at 1:12 pm
I want me a DB!
January 14, 2010 at 1:14 pm
welcome back to Italy dear!hope you'll have fun
January 14, 2010 at 1:26 pm
Incredible Prince of Wales suit, incredible stairs.Very good idea to put the gloves in the coat pocket.
Atusada Para Nada
January 14, 2010 at 1:38 pm
Pure "Sherlok Holmes" look. Classic but personal. Love it!
January 14, 2010 at 1:45 pm
I've always been a fan of your men in Florence. My favorite of all cities that you visit ;-)
January 14, 2010 at 1:57 pm
Here is pic of Scott signing his book tonight at LUISAVIAROMA: http://shoegazer.onsugar.com/7037368
January 14, 2010 at 2:11 pm
loooove the suit. He looks awesome!
lekisskiss.blogspot.com <– 2 girls bloggin fashion from NYC and CHICAGO!
January 14, 2010 at 2:21 pm
Just perfect… Totally love this!
January 14, 2010 at 2:27 pm
love simone's style but please take more photos of young guys if you can because a) i can't AFFORD to dress like simone and b) i couldn't pull off this look at my age (25).
January 14, 2010 at 2:31 pm
There's a lot going on, but I think he keeps it under control and pulls it off ewll.
All I have to say is he needs to sort his beard out! With his face he needs to either do the whole face or none at all! Very hard to make a goatee look good and unfortunately not even this chap can.
January 14, 2010 at 2:41 pm
i like Pitti baby
January 14, 2010 at 2:45 pm
So glad to see you back to shooting"sartorial."
January 14, 2010 at 2:58 pm
Tie Your Tie. Always classy, Simone!
January 14, 2010 at 3:02 pm
Great to see such a rugged looking man in such a refined suit…I disagree with Metscan I think to put different elements together shows a fearlessness…
January 14, 2010 at 3:08 pm
concur with all the comments in regards to the layering of the patterns in this picture.
drips in confidence as well.
January 14, 2010 at 3:09 pm
The best picture and best guy to introduce Pitti Uomo this year! Very elegant.
The Sunlight District
January 14, 2010 at 3:11 pm
You have sooooo many old, classy European looking dudes on this blog. They're all starting to run together in my mind. I like the hint of blue amidst all that brown. Did he dye his hair brown too? That beard is in no way matching.
January 14, 2010 at 3:24 pm
I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Nothing is sexier than a man in a beautiful suit.
January 14, 2010 at 3:27 pm
"Fashion is fleeting, but style is eternal." Oh so appropriate here.
January 14, 2010 at 3:36 pm
so perfectly polished.
January 14, 2010 at 3:40 pm
Wow, he is handsome. I love his suit and coat. Gorgeous!
January 14, 2010 at 3:47 pm
I'm italian and this man's style represents everything I don't like of "italian attitude"…The Godfather's stereotype.
January 14, 2010 at 4:05 pm
Dandy. The beard doesn´t hurt either.
January 14, 2010 at 4:06 pm
Such a relief to finally see a man in a proper suit. Thank you.
January 14, 2010 at 4:12 pm
Classic, elegant..This is a very attractive man..
January 14, 2010 at 5:07 pm
This is STYLE!!! Looks the the cover of a Man Magazine.Congratulations Again…Luis. Maybe one day you find guy´s like this in Portugal…Luis
January 14, 2010 at 5:11 pm
bloody hell, what an EPIC men's fashion shot. Best beard, ever. xoxo
- JT Paradoxhttp://www.thesfstyle.com/
January 14, 2010 at 5:36 pm
ALAS CLOTHES!!! This is why I love winter, bring on the cold!!!!
January 14, 2010 at 5:38 pm
very distinguished looking gentleman. double breasted suit done very well.
January 14, 2010 at 6:55 pm
i love this.
January 14, 2010 at 7:34 pm
looveeee the suit
January 14, 2010 at 7:57 pm
I don't think I've seen a double breasted Prince of Wales check suit look that good before.
January 14, 2010 at 8:23 pm
la fortezza?? che bello
January 14, 2010 at 9:16 pm
wow. distinguished takes on a whole new meaning.
January 14, 2010 at 9:51 pm
la bella figura…gotta love italians!
January 14, 2010 at 10:40 pm
one of your best shots. i love those lines in the background. beautiful suit as well.
January 14, 2010 at 10:43 pm
I,ve been rocking the DB suit now and then myself for the last couple of years, and this is a nice reminder of why. DBs need a sense of maturity to really pull it off, without looking like fashion. This guy looks so at home in this outfit, you just know he didn't buy it all yesterday. If I saw him in the street I'd wonder what he does dressed so dapper.
January 14, 2010 at 11:09 pm
this guy's a show stopper. that blue cardigan is a nice accent.
January 15, 2010 at 2:31 am
Yay! Simone! The pictures of him in your book are some of my favourites. He always looks fantastic and has a real warmth. The suit is beautiful – love that hint of blue!
January 15, 2010 at 3:09 am
This is still a stunning classic!
January 15, 2010 at 4:40 am
very casual, yet sophisticated.
January 15, 2010 at 5:12 am
my impression: too many layers, too much cloth
January 15, 2010 at 5:30 am
January 15, 2010 at 6:46 am
I like the mix of fabrics but it appears the whole outfit is outdated
January 15, 2010 at 5:10 pm
double breasted suit and a double breasted overcoat (i'm assuming that based on the peaked lapels and sheer bulk of it) thats baller! the simplicity of the tie, shirt, sweater, and scarf allow you to fully contemplate the way those plaid checks wrap around his body showing off the tailoring with grid-like precision. but what shoes is he wearing? other photos frequently show him in contrasting kicks, if so i can imagine they would help stabilize the look.
January 15, 2010 at 8:11 pm
He makes me think of a modern Cavalier–the swept-back coat, the excellent beard, the ready-to-take-on-the-world look in his eye…
January 16, 2010 at 6:46 am
Simone – simple masculine chic – along with Luca Rubinacci and Milan Vukmirovic (by the way, when will we see some more of him??) my favorite recurring "model" in your blog… bravo scott!
Tea with Edith
January 16, 2010 at 8:01 am
He manage to pull off a jacket and pants in the same pattern, it´s quite remarkable.
January 16, 2010 at 8:50 am
January 16, 2010 at 2:16 pm
I wish i could dress like Simone for everyday life(can afford and put it off, and look my best), but I will look OVERDRESSED for my workplace(design firm)… we here in North America are dressed TOO casual…
January 16, 2010 at 2:53 pm
January 16, 2010 at 5:51 pm
This is how a gentleman should be dressed, this is that I intend for elegance! I have been from Tie Your Tie really today !I have spent the whole evening to try me the new suits thanks still uncle SimoneMatteo
January 17, 2010 at 6:41 am
January 17, 2010 at 12:59 pm
Classic Elegance at its best!
January 17, 2010 at 10:29 pm
i wonder if he has had that suit since the late 80's
January 18, 2010 at 4:20 am
I love that suit! Gorgeous!
Very nice picture, it's time to go to Garance's blog…
Polo Jeans Co
January 18, 2010 at 4:57 am
Looks very Coooool
January 18, 2010 at 9:27 pm
are you going to post more photos of pitti uomo? because I only see 3 so far…. please post more :)
January 20, 2010 at 3:09 pm
"I don't drink beer often, but when I do, I drink dos equis."
sorry guys, couldn't help myself. Excellent suit…That is how a man should carry himself.
January 20, 2010 at 5:12 pm
perfect… the combination of patterns, the blue…
January 21, 2010 at 12:30 pm
This guy definitely knows how to rock the DB with style!
January 22, 2010 at 3:42 am
wonderful photograph! i love how the background complements the outfit.
January 22, 2010 at 9:23 am
Man, this guys always hits it! Love everything here and the blue peeking out is a great touch.
January 27, 2010 at 6:10 pm
Is this what Brad Pitt is gonna look like in a few years?
May 23, 2010 at 2:15 pm
Love the pleats! Classic drape