Thursday, August 6, 2015

The Sartorialist’s Italian Tips….Romeo Viganotti

I hate when locals hide the best stuff for themselves.


Luckily when I was in Genova last month, my friend Lorenzo let me in on a secret location so hidden, that even he has a hard time finding it sometimes (if you know the streets and alleys of Genova, Lorenzo’s confusion is understandable).


My only regret is that I was introduced to this confectioner at the age of 47 and not 7. I can only imagine what this place must look like to a kid just tall enough to be eye level with the display case. A rolling wax paper plain of chocolate poured over fruits, nuts, candied jellies…mmmmmm, I’m getting hungry just writing this.


But even with the restraint of a 47 year old, I walked out with a bag full of treats that only made it about two streets away before I found the despair of an empty bag (but hey, it was July in Italy, they were going to melt anyway, so off my case).


Romeo Viganotti

Vico dei Castagna 14 R – 16123

Genova, Italy

Thursday, August 6, 2015

On the Street…Broadway, New York

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

If You’re Thinking About…Racerbacks

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

On the Street…Fifth Ave., New York

8515fifthaveA1159Almost every girl should have a racerback dress in her wardrobe.


At least once a day in New York I see a woman that looks great wearing some form of a racerback design. It must be something about the counterbalance of giving an appearance of a stronger shoulder and a more narrow waist. In this particular picture, it also helps that she has belted the dress. Again, in the summer, I see dozen’s of women wearing very long, and what they would consider flowy, but what I would consider oversized-shapeless dresses.


On a final note, I also love that this dress is in a dark blue with the subtle touch of a green shoe. There’s so much basic black and white on the street right now, that it’s nice to see dark toned color on a summer evening.


And by the way, don’t you think more stores should invest in mirrors that make it easier to see the back of the outfit? A lot of the time, like in this look, it carries the whole outfit.


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

On the Street…Crosby St., New York

Monday, August 3, 2015

On the Street…Checks or Plaids?


So we’re having a little debate at the studio this morning…are these checks or are they plaids?


Friday, July 31, 2015

On the Street…Summer White, Florence




Thursday, July 30, 2015

On the Street…Broadway, New York


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

On the Street….Palais Galliera, Paris


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

On the Street…Avenue de Friedland, Paris