Monday, June 14, 2010

On the Street….Summer Detail, Barcelona

In the heat of summer it can be really hard to make a tee and shorts look interesting.
Finding items with some type of special design detail, like the lace inset for the tee or the sailor buttons for the shorts, can go a long way in taking a look to the next level.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

On the Street….Camila, Barcelona

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Barcelona this Thursday!

Update :

Today I am going to be in Barcelona, Santa Eulalia where I will have a very informal party, book signing and hopefully take a few shots.

Later in the day, at 8pm (Spanish time), I will do a talk and answer any questions (except mathematics!). You can start sending the question now (Twitter @santaeulalia, Facebook Santa Eulalia) and you will be able to follow the presentation through streaming on Santa Eulalia’s blog. For more information you can go on

See you there!

The Sartorialist & Santa Eulalia
Day: Thursday June 10, 2010, between 11am and 7pm
Place: Santa Eulalia ? Paseo de Gracia, 91

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

On the Street….Bond St. Summer, New York

Monday, June 7, 2010

On the Street….Color Study, Tokyo

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Grandmother, Vintage Photo

This is my grandmother Giulia on the beach in Sanremo (famous Italian resort in the Riviera Ligure) in 1928.

She was 18 and she wore very proudly an outrageous swimsuit.


Friday, June 4, 2010

On the Street….Prince St., Soho

Thursday, June 3, 2010

On the Street….Black on White, Japan

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Case for Pushed-Up Sleeves, Milano

Monday, May 31, 2010

On the Street….Preparing for Pitti, Florence

I’m getting my wardrobe ready for the upcoming Pitti Uomo in Florence.

I love the idea of a tailored jacket with sportier shorts.

Two years ago I tried a few very casual, unconstructed cotton sport coats (45RPM, Junya, and Engineered Garments to be exact) but the lack of structure and sculpting in the high-waist made the look too shapeless for my tastes.

I’m not saying that the option above is the perfect scenario, but it’s a very good reference point.

Actually, last week in Milan I found a great cotton sport coat at Piombo. The jacket fits like the one above, but the upper-sleeve is slimmer and the washed cotton gives the jacket a sportier feel.

I have to write more about Piombo later. If you don’t know it, imagine an Italian, super chic version of J.Crew.