Thursday, February 15, 2007

At Pitti Uomo……About Color

I’m not crazy about the fit of the jacket but I love the color combo.

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  1. Janvangogh

    February 15, 2007 at 10:12 am

    Wow! Orange pants! But not just any orange. The yellow orange from the box of crayons that nobody wanted, but it is a wonderful color!

  2. Aaron

    February 15, 2007 at 10:34 am

    I can’t imagine walking out of my house wearing a jacket that fit like that. The ill fitting jacket betrays this man as someone who never wears a jacket. No color combination can save him.

  3. The Sartorialist

    February 15, 2007 at 10:43 am

    Aaron
    this is what I’m talking about
    Stop obsessing on the negative – the color is great and if you can’t get past the jacket fit then you are missing out on the best that this blog has to offer.

  4. RoseAG

    February 15, 2007 at 10:44 am

    I think Italy and that sunny orange/yellow color are one in the same. It’s behind the fellow with the patterned suit down below.

    The jacket isn’t perfect, but it looks like it would actually be warm buttoned up with that great scarf at the neck.

    I really like “real” people with expressions. It brings it all to life.

  5. jeff

    February 15, 2007 at 10:56 am

    I dig this look

  6. S.

    February 15, 2007 at 11:07 am

    Sunny pants, fresh grassy scarf, LOVE it! I want to hug him as I would spring if I spotted it today.

  7. il capocanoniere

    February 15, 2007 at 11:12 am

    It’s an interesting look, pairing a neutral jacket with an eye-catching colour. The shade of tan/orange is beautiful; this look would work well with a navy blazer in place of the grey jacket.
    If anyone feels the need to take the person to task over the fit of the jacket, there is far worse out there…

  8. Carolina Lange

    February 15, 2007 at 11:55 am

    That’s a great combination of colors! And the jacket looks great on him!

  9. Sempre Libera

    February 15, 2007 at 12:01 pm

    Javangogh, you’re so right! I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone wear those colors before, but it looks amazing – bright and not limited to any particular season or place.

  10. Deja Pseu

    February 15, 2007 at 12:15 pm

    I love these colors together! Nicely done.

  11. JP

    February 15, 2007 at 12:30 pm

    Fantastic. I love that he looks ever-so-slightly deranged! (My apologies to him if he’s reading this; believe it or not it’s a compliment.)

  12. ajane

    February 15, 2007 at 12:56 pm

    This really is a great colour combo -the subdued shades of green and blue (he has a blue sweater under that controversial jacket) paired with the single shot from the opposite side of the colour wheel is a very painterly strategy – you’ll see it in any Italian museum – not to mention a very natural one, as s. alluded to. I think of pumpkins in a Tuscan field on an overcast winter day… I’m sure I’m reading into this outfit references the gentleman didn’t consciously put in but isn’t that the gift we’re giving others when we dress well? (and yes, I’d say he’s dressed well – I’ll forgive fit for colour)

  13. Anonymous

    February 15, 2007 at 12:59 pm

    What color are his shoes?

  14. Anonymous

    February 15, 2007 at 1:02 pm

    There is a difference between not knowing the rules and being too cool to be restricted by them. My guess is that this guy is the latter. His clothing says that he is not dependent upon the favor of anyone and is free to dress himself as he pleases.

  15. Jacques-Louis

    February 15, 2007 at 1:56 pm

    Bravo Sarto!!!
    Since a long time ago I just wanted to say almost the same: “Stop obsessing on the negative….then you are missing out on the best that this blog has to offer”

    I like your artistic aproach very much, but what really moves me about your work, is how kind you are with your subjects, and over that is how kind the subjects are with YOU!!!

    I don´t think this is a contest, I don´t believe this is a sort of Fashion Police Blog, and I pray it would not become that… So please support the Sart.

    I figure out that almost everyone portrayed here did not dress in the morning thinking: I´ll be in The Sart tonight, They just politely let Mr. Shuman (In a lot of cases he is just a nice stranger with a cam asking questions…) takes pics. Sure they are not asking for help with their sartorial issues, and I guess they don´t want to find out in the night they are listed as the worst fashion criminals on earth… I would not be happy being treated that way!!!

    It´s so easy to find faults everywhere, but not so easy to find beauty beyond the obvious.

    The integrity of SCOTT makes this blog work, please support his vision, express yourself, but please be kind, remember we are chez Lui, just follow his rules… In his very polite way he started this post “I’m not crazy about the fit…”

  16. Evan

    February 15, 2007 at 5:01 pm

    What color shoes his he wearing?

  17. Just an Observation

    February 15, 2007 at 5:23 pm

    LOVE THE COLOR COMBO

  18. Anonymous

    February 15, 2007 at 7:56 pm

    Wow! It’s like he’s heralding Spring all on his own.

    Man, I’ve got to get an understanding for tailoring because all this talk about jackets over the past few days has gone over my head.

    I think this gentleman looks fine in his.

    mltt

  19. Anonymous

    February 15, 2007 at 10:16 pm

    This is brilliant. So fresh. I love this man, and the fact that its a man working these colors makes me love it even more.

  20. nycgal

    February 15, 2007 at 10:30 pm

    oh i love this look. i don’t think men should be so fearful of color.

  21. Anonymous

    February 15, 2007 at 10:51 pm

    I wanted that color crayon! What was it, macaroni and cheese?

  22. Gudl

    February 16, 2007 at 7:08 am

    Nice and refreshing!

  23. becky

    February 16, 2007 at 11:00 am

    I have to say…if the jacket were tailored and perfectly fit, this quirky gentleman would look more like a “fashionista” and less like a cool dude having some fun with his clothes. Nothing wrong with fashionistas per se, of course, but sometimes it’s liberating to stop “calculating” and just roll with it.

  24. Dino-Ray

    February 16, 2007 at 5:47 pm

    Yes…this color combo is great – very bold but not ridiculous. As for the jacket – sure, it’s not the best fitted, but it’s not like he’s drowning in it.

  25. Anonymous

    February 17, 2007 at 3:57 pm

    Adorable. If the jacket was nicely fitted this guy would be geeky hot.

  26. Sara

    February 17, 2007 at 5:06 pm

    This guy looks great, I am all for it.

  27. Anonymous

    February 20, 2007 at 12:35 am

    diggin’ the orange and green combo

  28. Anonymous

    February 22, 2007 at 9:43 am

    great look! It has a Michael Stipe vibe…

  29. Anonymous

    July 25, 2007 at 10:13 am

    I know this gentleman personally and I can say that his outfit perfectly represents his mood and behaviour. He’s 100 km ahead than the others.

  30. james arthur tancred

    April 4, 2009 at 10:51 am

    Love the yellow cords, teamed up with blue tweed and a avocado green scarf, quite brave, but it works.

  31. francesca b.

    May 28, 2012 at 9:13 am

    found this old pic. Diego (that’s his name) is the Woody of Italian Fashion and that’s his style. Bravo

  32. dcinDC

    August 5, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Dear S, I LOVE your comment: “Sunny pants, fresh grassy scarf, LOVE it! I want to hug him as I would spring if I spotted it today.” I’m going to keep this! The idea that spring could pop up and you would hug it – so poetic. This made me smile and get a little teary at its beauty. You must be a wonderful person!

    I don’t want to spoil the joy, but did notice the fit of the jacket. But I thought – it’s a jacket he found at the thrift store and just loves so much that fit is not important – it FEELS great and that’s why he looks great in it – we all have some favorite things like that. And, because this is his favorite thing, it’s perfect! Certainly reminds me that, with the right attitude, I don’t need to worry quite so much about a centimeter here or there… Thank you!

  33. dcinDC

    August 5, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Sorry, but just had one other comment. He’s really wearing the sport coat as an outer coat which fairly negates the need for it to fit in the traditional way a sport coat generally does. Thank you.

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