Tuesday, August 9, 2016

On the Street…La Fortezza, Florence



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  1. Shaun - Sikh Wedding Videos

    August 9, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    Ha ha. Very cool. Love the outfit. No socks lol.

  2. Mary

    August 9, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    Am I the only one who doesn’t get this fixation with socklessness among the most chic of men? Italy must have a high percentage of gentlemanly feet that are, ahem, strongly fragrant. And it throws the whole look off, to my mind, when you’re sporting this lovely haberdashery and then, wham, the sickly ankle interrupts the eye. Who started this, and what were they thinking?

    • joanne

      August 17, 2016 at 3:38 am

      Italian friends tell me that sockless shoes on men are a very Italian thing and has been for a long time. To avoid sweaty feet, they use talcum powder, lots of it.

  3. williamkuhn.com

    August 9, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    Does it strike anyone else that Mr Thom Browne has rather a lot to answer for? I’m tired of the short trousers and bare ankles already.

    • Name*

      September 2, 2016 at 9:30 pm

      this style is way older than thom browne. he ‘s tired btw

  4. Mbatha

    August 10, 2016 at 1:19 am

    1 word = Sharp!!

  5. Dax

    August 10, 2016 at 5:12 am

    Nice shoes.

  6. maudie

    August 10, 2016 at 5:46 am

    socks would be a good addition on both of these gentlemen.

    • Hossana Manana Deux

      August 16, 2016 at 12:03 pm

      RIGHT! I agree.

  7. Beauty Follower

    August 10, 2016 at 9:03 am

    Nothing can debate a bespoke suit!

  8. adriano

    August 10, 2016 at 9:26 am

    Sockless is really fresh, at least until the shoe turn a pool of sweat.. So if your coolness is irresistible please go invisible ones.

  9. Peppermint Dolly

    August 10, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Great shot, loving that hat!



  10. JV

    August 10, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    The guy on the left looks great, sockless works there because the pant length isn’t too short, the cuff isn’t too big and the material is more casual. I think the guy on the right would benefit with some socks, but otherwise that suit is cut perfectly.

  11. s.Castiliani

    August 10, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    To mankle or not to mankle,that’s the question.If you travel to Italy you will feel like mankling. I’d definitely say yes.Cottone mercerizzato calzini, or, simple good Cotton invisible socks,clean and far ,for a reasonable time and activity, from b.o with talcum or feet hydrating cream.

  12. js

    August 10, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    Beautifully dressed, except without socks? Ruined the look.

  13. notagardenguru

    August 10, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Both suits look too tight to me. And, both gents have squeezed expressions on their faces and look uncomfortable, so I’m going to call it… too tight!!

  14. Laura

    August 10, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    Maybe we have only half-body portraits of Santos Dumont. That explains why the costume fails from thighs down..

  15. Annie

    August 10, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    Why shouldn’t the boys have the right to go sock less like we girls do. I think these fellows look sharp but do prefer the more casual look on the left. Bravo gents.

  16. Alex

    August 10, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    You definitely made the day of these two, their attitude is like they tryed hard to look so casual chic, specially the one with the hut. Ok.

  17. rusten

    August 11, 2016 at 3:05 am

    Hm, not bad at all.

    From a perfectionist point of view, the guy on the left needs his coat let out a little bit because it is pulling in the front. And the collar gapes a bit so it needs to be taken in.

    The guy on the right has a better cut suit (or a more skilled tailor). The peak lapel are cut too high though in my opinion.

    And I agree with notagardenguru; A bit of sprezzatura is needed.

    Otherwise, it is not bad all…

  18. Lorenzo

    August 11, 2016 at 7:12 am

    If the peak lapels get anymore peakier they may start taking out eyes.

  19. Bianca T.

    August 11, 2016 at 9:54 am

    Love this!! Absolutely brilliant!! I love the class and ease of Italian dress and style. Thankful to be from there! & thankful you capture the classiness and beauty, Scott. Blessings!

  20. allen

    August 11, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    “yes” to the guy on the left.

  21. Betsy

    August 11, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    Spray some deodorant in shoes.
    Tight as a button.
    Except the feet.

  22. maria

    August 11, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    Sharp dressed man.
    Sockless is pretty normal in (the south) of Europe. Didnt really notice it only after the comments of the others.

  23. Vessel

    August 11, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    Why yes, I’d love a companion to next year’s Jazz Age Lawn Party

  24. Oleanda

    August 12, 2016 at 7:24 am

    There is something so special about this type of Italian men, so stylish, elegant and confident. Love it!

  25. Sarah

    August 12, 2016 at 9:10 am

    pure masculine elegance

  26. Name*

    August 12, 2016 at 9:15 am

    They look like former frat boys wearing Bonobos to a brother’s wedding. The sockless thing is tricky, doesn’t work for everyone. Not attractive here. I just think of how disgusting their feet/shoes must be. Men like Alessandro Squarzi know when and how to go sockless, these boys don’t.

  27. Louis

    August 14, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Love the style… Well done Thomas from @robertkerr_brand

  28. Hossana Manana Deux

    August 16, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    The guy on the left should have optioned for a better grade and different cut of pants. I think his outfit is OK but the pants just don’t help at all (his outfit needs to looks less casual). Or just wear some socks that match the outfit.
    The gent on the right is spot on–love the suit, hat and accessories. I would opt for socks for this man, but he is definitely best turned out of the two (and probably in his near vicinity).

  29. Marc

    August 30, 2016 at 9:48 am

    Perfect, perfect, perfect and a billion times perfect!!!

  30. Carolyn

    September 1, 2016 at 6:52 am

    The socklessness is okay, it’s the width of the cuff that doesn’t work. It makes what should be an effortless style look forced, cutting off what is otherwise an elegant line and makes them look a bit naff really.

  31. Paulo

    October 7, 2016 at 9:40 am

    Isn’t that Davide Taub? His outfit looks pretty fine to me. And the sockless trend is just for fun, it’s summer (if your shoes are good quality, lined with genuine leather, plus regular shower and hygiene, they won’t smell).

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