Friday, March 29, 2013

On the Street……Arco della Pace, Milan

I think it is only a matter of time before we start seeing more below-the-knee coats.

 

The real trick to getting the right fit is not really the length of the coat but how it fits at the shoulders. A correct fit at the shoulder will be essential to keep from looking overwhelmed in a larger coat.

 

However, some people look for that feeling of cocooning that a giant coat can offer, like we see here and here.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

If You’re Thinking About….Spring!….Red Dresses

Thursday, March 28, 2013

On the Street…..Just off Avenue d’Iéna, Paris

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Sartorialist: Lunch for 25, Edition III

This is the third “Lunch for 25,” and it just keeps getting more fun. You’ll see some familiar faces, some new faces, and a wrinkle at the end.

 

Cheers!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

On the Street…..via Piranesi, Milan

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Shopping Online….Aspesi Lambrettone Parka

My best new post ideas always come from  trying to solve a personal issue.  ”If You’re Thinking About” , “Vintage Photos”, “Style Profiles” and “SartoriaLIST” all came from that same process.

 

Recently I came to grips with how much time I would save shopping online more often.  Finally many of my favorite shops (mostly European) are now offering international shipping and the option to shop the site in English.

 

So, instead of keeping these sites to myself I will start sharing them with a new feature called “Shopping Online”.   I hope this helps the Sartorialists in cities that don’t have an Aspesi, or Boggi or Tod’s.

 

The first item I have to share with you is the Lambrettone Parka by Aspesi.  It was easily one of my best additions of the season.  Most of the photographs shot during snowy Milan Fashion Week were taken wearing this parka (except  when Garance wasn’t stealing it to wear in her videos.)

 

The reason I’m telling you about a parka just as spring is about to pop is that when the lining is removed the parka transforms into the perfect lightweight parka/windbreaker.  The overall weight of the coat (with lining) is a little on the heavy side but it makes up for it body coverage and warmth.

 

I only hope that they will soon offer this coat in both black and navy.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

On the Street…..Rue Saint-Honoré, Paris

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

If You’re Still Thinking About….Winter White

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

On the Street….Les Tuileries, Paris

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

On the Street….Grand Palais, Paris

I thought this was such a great play on the mixing of textures, scale, color and proportion.  If the knit was much longer it would have given her a more square, boxy look.  Getting the inward curve of the high hip gives the eye a smaller line to look at around the waist. Basically, a well proportioned knit can can drop inches off your waistline.