Tuesday, November 22, 2016

On the Street…Via Solferino, Milan

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  1. RJH de la Haye

    November 22, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    Moth-eaten jacket…how shabby-chic can a look be?!…other than that…nice combined colours!

    • Sirena

      November 23, 2016 at 9:33 am

      I don’t see any holes in this jacket? I just see a man wearing a much worn jacket. I have at least one of those in my closet.

      • RJH de la Haye

        November 23, 2016 at 3:07 pm

        May I suggest that you take a closer look!

        • Sirena

          November 25, 2016 at 9:38 am

          I was making a point

          • RJH de la Haye

            November 25, 2016 at 1:14 pm

            So you made your “point”…this is starting to look like a tennis match!

    • andreea

      November 27, 2016 at 3:49 am

      all i see is the news stand with all the interesting magazines and newspapers! i miss italy! :)

      http://littleaesthete.com/

    • Joesephine

      December 1, 2016 at 10:26 pm

      HAHA!You have the eyesight of a hunting eagle!!! I see no moth holes in his coat. Its just a well worn jacket, which gives the guy very nice professorial sort of charm. In fact, if the jacket were new, the look would be greatly diminished. Its not shabby-chic. Its more like a guy who obviously has great taste, buys good quality, and wears it forever. I’d almost call it an old money look. Perfect, and charming. Just goes to show how differently things look to different people!

  2. With Or Without Shoes

    November 22, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    What newspaper or magazine did he finally choose?

  3. Banny

    November 22, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    This is your best shot ever! It is so mysterious that l want to watch, watch and watch endlessly.

    • Big M

      November 24, 2016 at 11:53 am

      Ditto on that thought! You could write a book on just this shot alone.

  4. John from Philly

    November 23, 2016 at 12:27 am

    What’s going on with the scarf that appears to be coming out of the gentleman’s zipper? Is this a new Milanese thing?

    • Charikleia

      November 23, 2016 at 10:56 am

      Or is it tied around his waist? the scarf does the whole trick. And the undone shoelaces if I may add.

    • paula

      November 24, 2016 at 3:06 pm

      I had the same thought

    • Simone Fraser

      November 30, 2016 at 3:55 am

      Thank goodness I’m not the only one who wasn’t sure! I was curious as to how the scarf is attached to the uomo but it’s (the brain resumed functioning) twisted firmly around his waist before being knotted. This isn’t such a common look, is it? He looks kind of cuddly and the blend of his colours is attractive.

  5. JV

    November 23, 2016 at 2:02 am

    I like this a lot. The tattered jacket works because the rest of his clothes are nice and very well fitted. Plus, I’m a fan of white pants. And, this is a look you don’t see often. AND! It’s actual street style, which is the reason I started visiting this here site lo these many years ago. Nice one.

  6. Alessandro Urso

    November 23, 2016 at 3:43 am

    I really love hunting jackets.

  7. Mis perlas de moda

    November 23, 2016 at 3:47 am

  8. The Italian Glam

    November 23, 2016 at 6:12 am

    newspapers, newspaper, newspapers….
    http://www.theitalianglam.com/

  9. Harry

    November 23, 2016 at 7:42 am

    A study in planned dishevelment. Actually the “ensemble” goes well with the messy surroundings.and the high water hems are a signifier of awareness.

  10. Michael the man who sews

    November 23, 2016 at 8:34 am

    He must be a sort of urban bohemien. And I agree: The cobination moth-eaten jacket + scarf around his waist + sweater + white shirt and pants is really great. It does work for him.

  11. allen

    November 23, 2016 at 10:56 am

    great mix of tones, but i’ll pass on the too short pants.

  12. Irene B

    November 23, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    This is one amazing shot!

    http://www.ontomywardrobe.com/

  13. MARTA

    November 23, 2016 at 5:15 pm

  14. Milex Roj

    November 23, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    My world!

  15. crossing-sweeper

    November 24, 2016 at 9:31 am

    Love this. It’s artful – but not so much as to be unbearably precious.

  16. maudie

    November 24, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Lovely. How comforting is a much-loved and battered jacket. He has the style to carry this off with perfection.

  17. Laurie

    November 24, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    Amazing shot. Makes me want to be there, asking him, what’s the best magazine here?

  18. phyl

    November 24, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    That jacket has a story to tell: would love to be able to hear it!

  19. KLIK DISINI

    November 25, 2016 at 10:09 am

    Very good post

  20. Joyce

    November 25, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    I found the newsstand much more interesting than the man – would love to be able to poke around and come away with an armful of foreign magazines

  21. Mayte

    November 26, 2016 at 5:34 am

    Every day he goes up to his boat to deal with the sea that is life. That life that has left a mark on his skin, on his ever thinner hair … that life that wrinkles his soul and his pants, which curls around his waist and prevents him, sometimes, swallowing saliva. That life that sometimes dies forgotten in the pocket of his old jacket. That life that gives you that apparent carelessness after a heart beats …
    He’s never been to a psychologist. He does not seek happiness because he has long discovered that sirens are mythological beings. Keep navigating every day. Letting himself rock for a few days of calm, fighting with the waves, others. He quit smoking for eight months. But today … today he has decided that he is tired. That he does not fight anymore. Who does not understand or want to understand. Today he does not want to play any more. Buy a pack in a kiosk where you do not know him. And he asks himself while he draws a cigarette, if there is anyone who knows him …
    Cada día sube a su barco a lidiar con el mar que es la vida. Esa vida que ha dejado huella en su piel, en su cabello cada vez más fino… esa vida que le arruga el alma y los pantalones, que se enrosca a su cintura y le impide, a veces, tragar saliva. Esa vida que en ocasiones anida olvidada en el bolsillo de su vieja chaqueta. Esa vida que le da ese aparente descuido tras el que late un corazón…
    Nunca ha ido a un psicólogo. No busca la felicidad porque hace mucho que descubrió que las sirenas son seres mitológicos. Sigue navegando cada día. Dejándose mecer por la calma unos días, luchando a brazo partido con las olas, otros. Dejó de fumar durante ocho meses. Pero hoy… hoy ha decidido que está cansado. Que ya no lucha más. Que no entiende ni quiere entender. Hoy no le apetece jugar más. Compra una cajetilla en un kiosko donde no le conocen. Y se pregunta mientras extrae un cigarrillo, si hay alguien que le conozca…

    • joanne

      November 28, 2016 at 3:35 am

      Wow! The first time since I’ve been visiting this site that someone wrote a piece about a photo! I see the man in the picture differently, but I like the character and the mood you evoke – so much imagination!

  22. Golam Qauser

    November 26, 2016 at 6:09 am

    Nice post. Thank you so much for share.

  23. Harry

    November 26, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    Sirens is willfully blind. This jacket is an abomination. Furthermore I’d like to know who admires this calculated display of insouciance.Who would be attracted to this latter day poseur in his tatterdaemalian raiment. If there has been a tennis match As a former U.S. Open player Sirena you have been beaten 6-0 6-06-0. Get thee to an optometrist.

  24. anton

    November 26, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    It’s well co-ordinated becuase nothing fits.

  25. TMK

    November 26, 2016 at 11:57 pm

    I feel like this photo has a lot of strange infelicities: the bit of newspaper behind him that makes it look like he has an erection, the dark spot behind his nose suggesting a Hitler mustache…

    • joanne

      November 28, 2016 at 3:38 am

      To be honest, that never occured to me. Reminds me of the joke about the Rorschach-Test: “But Doc, you’re the one who’s showing me all those dirty pictures!”….

  26. sandra

    November 27, 2016 at 3:37 am

    Amazing shot! Love it :)

    Sandra, http://fashionholic.de

  27. Sofaundermapletree

    November 27, 2016 at 6:03 am

    Oh, how I’d love to be there right now! I so regret that my home city doesn’t have such places… I wonder why.. Of course now it’s too cold and snowy to have any stuff outside… But still.

    I just love books and magazines and to be around them. Bliss…

    https://sofaundermapletree.wordpress.com

  28. Mónica Sors - Mes Voyages à Paris

    November 28, 2016 at 3:24 am

    Amazing, cool and classic colors!!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: ALL ABOUT KNIT AND JEWELS…

  29. prairie underground

    November 28, 2016 at 8:10 am

    Love this outfit! Looks amazing!
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  30. notagardenguru

    December 2, 2016 at 11:03 am

    I see the neighborhood eccentric who dresses a little sloppy but is really very rich….

  31. Almasy

    December 2, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    Parfait.

  32. Qamar

    December 5, 2016 at 7:38 am

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  33. Carter Butler

    December 10, 2016 at 5:26 am

    This one took my breath away. Instantly transported.

  34. Allen

    December 12, 2016 at 8:17 am

    Great look. Clean and smart with tattered and cozy. I love the obvious repairs to the jacket which give it the feel that it is a favourite of the wearer that cannot be parted with easily.

    Question on the footwear.. It appears that he has reverse cuffed his socks downward to meet his shoes giving a wool spats type of look. Am I correct?

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  35. KLIK DISINI

    December 21, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    good is for sharing

  36. Byron

    December 23, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    The pants are the best: the colour,and the worst: Ridiculous short

  37. Michele

    December 27, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    You are all so off! I want to know what he is doing with his hands.

  38. klik here

    January 6, 2017 at 10:05 am

    this is awesome dan good post. thanks

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