Wednesday, January 10, 2007

At Pitti Uomo…The Italian Movie Star

I met this gentleman last summer in Milan when I was at Brunello Cucinelli. He reminds me of a 1940′s Italian movie star. He just has that look.

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  1. Anonymous

    January 10, 2007 at 6:04 pm

    Ah, we missed you.

    This speaks of romance to me.

  2. Bronwen

    January 10, 2007 at 6:17 pm

    I think his trousers are too slim-probably the “Italian look.” Otherwise, he’s wonderful!

  3. olivier-nyc

    January 10, 2007 at 6:28 pm

    i don’t like the shoes…

  4. Get Smart

    January 10, 2007 at 7:08 pm

    the shoes look too heavy and weigh down the slim cut of his suit. looks great shoes up, but the feet are killing an otherwise nice monochromatic look

  5. Butch

    January 10, 2007 at 8:15 pm

    Do like the palette and the sweater.

    But the jacket seems a bit too small even within the context of close-fitting, and don’t dig the shoes, which are over-scaled. If you’re going to do the short-pants thing, seems to me you need to be particularly sensitive to footwear, which will be on display more than ever….

  6. Anonymous

    January 10, 2007 at 8:16 pm

    Handsome.

  7. Anonymous

    January 10, 2007 at 8:42 pm

    Gray flannel sidewalk, accessorized with tweed bench and complimented by tweed brick wall. If only the sky had been a little bluer, to match the shirt. So nice.

  8. nan

    January 10, 2007 at 8:43 pm

    My first thought was: you know you’re in Europe when men’s suiting is cut very closely.
    Don’t hate me for this but my second thought was: gosh, these clothes and shoes remind me of PeeWee Herman. But, you know, PeeWee was dapper.

  9. Anonymous

    January 10, 2007 at 9:23 pm

    too much grey – he’s trying too hard to be fashionable, thus he doesn’t look timeless at all…

  10. Anonymous

    January 10, 2007 at 9:30 pm

    Oh, I think the shoes make the outfit and give the suit a needed edge. The pants, however, are a tad too tight. I prefer to have to guess whether a gentleman dresses left or right.

  11. Anonymous

    January 10, 2007 at 10:05 pm

    the muted colour scheme is fantastic!

  12. Anonymous

    January 10, 2007 at 10:56 pm

    If that suit were even a tiny, tiny bit smaller, it’d be awful. As it is, it’s pretty amazing (even though I agree with ‘get smart’ on the shoes).

    Great blog, Sart! I love your attention to detail – it’s like looking at fashion as though it were [wearable] art.

  13. Anonymous

    January 10, 2007 at 11:04 pm

    He looks for dapper. And I admire the blue and grey palette. I also find it interesting that an older gentleman would wear a slimmer cut trouser.

  14. Randall

    January 10, 2007 at 11:18 pm

    I agree, there is a heaviness to the silhouette the shoes cut, but I like how they keep him from being an impossibly dandy Dandy. Seems that he’s cutting a refreshingly different silhouette from all the other Papagallos at Pitti.

  15. Lit

    January 11, 2007 at 1:12 am

    It’s good to have to be back, for both you and I Sart.

    Great look, but I would tentatively agree that the shoes are a bit too heavy for the slim silhoutte, but something tells me that he did that on purpose, to counterbalance the slimness. Even then, think it would’ve worked better with a nice pair of black, pointy, Italian leather shoes.

  16. Anonymous

    January 11, 2007 at 2:26 am

    I love the slight misfit of his suit!

  17. Anonymous

    January 11, 2007 at 3:25 am

    I love everything about it — the color, the fit and the style. What is interesting to me is that an American guy his age will probably never wear a suit cut like that. That is why I admire the Italians.

  18. Anonymous

    January 11, 2007 at 4:15 am

    Immaculate silhouette!I suspect many people will have opinions on his personal quirks (slim trousers, casual boots, crew neck etc..), however, there is no question about whether or not this man has style…..no brainer as far as I’m concerned!

    Scott did you ask him who his tailor was?

  19. Anonymous

    January 11, 2007 at 8:38 am

    I think everyone is missing what is so great about this look, and I have to think it is over their heads. It is a look that references a whole different history than New York, and a whole different way of life and thinking. That is what is so brilliant about you showing it. I like the American look, too, but his isn’t that. This is the product of a culture that sees everything uniquely, from love, to men, to women, to clothing, to business. We don’t have to adopt it, just consider it. Consider what it means about the way he sees being and preparing for a day in his life. Consider what his life must look like through his eyes in order to dress this way. It’s a whole different melody than America. Heck, it is a whole different scale. It’s brilliant. Like bird watching on another continent.

  20. Alice Olive

    January 11, 2007 at 9:28 am

    That’s a lovely shade of grey. Goes beautifully with the shoes.

  21. Anonymous

    January 11, 2007 at 10:06 am

    It’s so funny when I see men wear pants that tight.

  22. Anonymous

    January 11, 2007 at 2:35 pm

    that’s edoardo siminoe of BC. a true sartorialist and a very snappy dresser. cheers mate.

  23. Anonymous

    January 11, 2007 at 5:15 pm

    i was just thinking about blue shirts under this color of gray suit

  24. D. Kay

    January 11, 2007 at 9:43 pm

    It’s a bit Thom Browne-ish. Maybe the shoes are a bit heavy for this outfit (in my opinion). Not really my thing, but I admire the fact that he wears his on style with flair.

  25. Anonymous

    January 12, 2007 at 1:02 pm

    anyone else notice that the jacket buttonholes are also slanted? i haven’t seen these in other jackets with hacking pockets.

  26. springerpw

    March 15, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    Export Manager Mr. Edoardo Simone of Brunello.

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