Saturday, March 24, 2007

At Ballantyne, Florence


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  1. Butch

    March 24, 2007 at 10:49 am

    Carefully turned out, but the fit’s not all the way there for both.

  2. Christopher Gould

    March 24, 2007 at 11:40 am

    I think the man on the right is Prince Michael of Kent, the Queen of England’s cousin.

  3. Anonymous

    March 24, 2007 at 1:00 pm

    Indeed, that is Michael of Kent. And I doubt you could find a better example of male sartorial refinement.

  4. Anonymous

    March 24, 2007 at 2:38 pm

    These are obviously well done bespoke suits. They express the bodies and lives of the wearers.

    The above comment about fit I disagree with. Much of the Attolini, Borrelli etc that is so beloved here does not actually fit the wearer, rather it covers him and expresses the personality of the clothing rather than the personality of the wearer. Such a fit is fashion rather than elegance. Certainly both approaches are valid and have their place in the sartorial world.

  5. Anonymous

    March 24, 2007 at 3:37 pm

    yup prince michael of kent

  6. SuMisura

    March 24, 2007 at 4:29 pm

    As far as judging the nature of the fit is concerned, I’d love to know under what standard we’re operating?

    Before GQ and every other menswear rag started dumbing down the rules to one word “slim” (apparently men are too stupid to juggle other vital nuances of fit), there was a thing known as “tailoring” – that being said, considering the fact that both of these gentlemen are wearing bespoke, and the suits could be anywhere from 15months – 15 yrs old, I would say, the fit is nothing short of where it should be.

  7. Carmem

    March 24, 2007 at 5:17 pm

    yep Christopher you are right the man on the right side is Prince Michael of Kent, a very handsome gentleman, and yep the fit is perfect, it is the way I like man to wear a suit, elegant.

  8. Anonymous

    March 24, 2007 at 5:42 pm

    yeah it’s Prince Michael, ever the dapper gentleman.

  9. madameshawshank

    March 24, 2007 at 7:30 pm

    so establishment ~ a little humour wouldn’t go astray ~ bit too stitched up ~ bit conveyor beltish ~ indeed I also think it’s Michael of Kent

  10. Cleboul the Frenchy

    March 25, 2007 at 3:30 am

    I think also it’s Michael of Kent ! Or he looks like very much !
    Ballantyne is really great…!
    Colors and draws are amazing, new and so different than orther trades.

  11. Jonathan

    March 25, 2007 at 8:07 am

    The best things about Prince Michael of Kent are his allegiance to the full beard (a Naval tradition not kept up by recent generations of Royals) and the fact that his shirt collars are tailored to his exact specifications (higher than the average). I think that, amongst a pretty unspectacular looking family, he stands out.

  12. Anonymous

    March 25, 2007 at 8:38 am

    I think prince michael’s outfit is awesome

  13. Anonymous

    March 25, 2007 at 11:19 pm

    Flat lapels.

  14. Anonymous

    March 26, 2007 at 1:38 pm

    “I think that, amongst a pretty unspectacular looking family, he stands out”

    You clearly haven’t seen his son is person. Freddie Windsor is extremely handsome, has the most amazing grey eyes ever & his sister Gabriella is extremely pretty also. You really perhaps need to hit a few London clubs & see for yourself …

  15. Anonymous

    March 27, 2007 at 8:09 pm

    Michael of Kent is always what I picture when I think of what a prince looks like.

  16. Cyndi

    March 28, 2007 at 8:02 pm

    Prince Michael is a modern day ver. of Czar of Russia, only hotter.

  17. John

    March 29, 2007 at 10:46 am

    It is Prince Michael of Kent. And the comment about a pretty unspectacular family I disagree with. Charles always looks spectacular. And a word on fit. Most of the posters on this site do seem to have a love affair with ill fitting clothes. Jackets too tight, pants too short, it’s odd. Clothes have to be worn which means they need to be comfortable. The best looking looks are always those that look comfortable and people feel good about themselves in. Just surf the pics, casual or tailored as in this case, good fit is essential.

  18. Ruben

    January 5, 2012 at 8:11 am

    Prince Michael of Kent is to me one of the best dressed and stylish men alive.

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