Friday, June 29, 2007

Fabrizio in Detail, Milano


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  1. Diana

    June 29, 2007 at 3:00 am

    looking at this picture, i am sure now that this level of sence of style is a heaven-sent ability. Or do you think, a normal human being would have this great idea to twist the sportshoe-string around the ankle? I find also the combo of the two shirts amazing. Actually the most “ordinary” item on this photo are the pants! Thanks for this shot!

  2. Anonymous

    June 29, 2007 at 3:17 am

    - yes

    - yes

    - yes

    - NO

  3. Anonymous

    June 29, 2007 at 3:32 am

    All I can say is WOW! This guy has really in every sense got the right twist! He just knows how to kick Fashion!

  4. M-

    June 29, 2007 at 3:41 am

    but damn, he pushed it too far with those laces…he was almost perfection.

  5. Asian Models Blogger

    June 29, 2007 at 3:54 am

    I love the entire look — it’s very editorial like a page out of a fashion magazine. It is very polished and very well thought out.

    But is it practical? I mean, does it take him an hour to get ready to go out?

  6. Anonymous

    June 29, 2007 at 4:02 am

    not feeling the shoe laces. i used to do that when i was little. if they are too long – snip and tuck.

    outfit looks good. the details do keep it from being an otherwise plain outfit.

  7. Anonymous

    June 29, 2007 at 4:30 am

    Funny, this is just the opposite of your Carlo Montanero picture. That is clearly a man who becomes one with his clothes as opposed to this guy, who merely stages his clothes. I know which one I’d like to have dinner with!!

  8. Lucinda

    June 29, 2007 at 4:35 am

    It is an immaculate look and he carries it off marvellously, but there isn’t even a breath of spontaneity about it which is a shame.
    Also, I am really not sure about the laces tied around the ankles. It just feels like he is over egging the pudding…what’s wrong with a tidy bow?

  9. Anonymous

    June 29, 2007 at 4:41 am

    wow… i have seen quite a few shots of him on this site and he always looks amazing.

  10. Mal

    June 29, 2007 at 4:44 am

    The shoelaces! The little knot on the belt! The fabric of the shirt! I adoooore it! Perfect and interesting.

  11. rosbif

    June 29, 2007 at 5:13 am

    I like this look, especially the shorts.

    It’s one of the first time I’ve seen shorts striking the right balance: Too casual and they look sloppy. Too smart (“City Shorts”) and the wearer looks like an overgrown boy scout, or the “slow” boy who was kept back a few years at school.

    I really don’t like the laces around the ankle though. Reminds me of my daughter going to ballet lessons.

  12. Anonymous

    June 29, 2007 at 5:26 am

    Not sure about this outfit. Least of all the laces around the ankles thing!

  13. kelly

    June 29, 2007 at 5:31 am

    this is fantastic

  14. Anonymous

    June 29, 2007 at 5:45 am

    Terrific look with the exception of the sneakers…

  15. Momi67

    June 29, 2007 at 5:46 am

    No, please. This one is such a “gagĂ ”…too much details for me.

  16. Mediterrate

    June 29, 2007 at 5:57 am

    Love it; youthful and casual, yet suave. Can tell he’s Italian by the singlet – to protect from the “colpo d’aria”.

    As a foreigner living and working in Rome the contrast with Milan street wear is striking. Milan seems more sophisticated. Rome, on average, seems more flash and show.

    Thanks for your passion Sart. You inspire my casual interest in fashion and have made “getting dressed” fun. However, I now have an uncontrollable habit of noticing the amount of exposed cuff.

  17. alias

    June 29, 2007 at 6:03 am

    Looks real nice. I like all the details although I’m not a fan of what looks like a tank under the shirt.

  18. Chris

    June 29, 2007 at 6:11 am

    It’s Picasso again! Looking good as always.

  19. Anonymous

    June 29, 2007 at 6:39 am

    From turning a belt into a knotted sash and walking shoes into ankle strap shoes, I can’t handle him!

    It’s nice to see him here again and would be even better in real life!

    Nice, dude! Nice.

  20. Anonymous

    June 29, 2007 at 6:45 am

    I am out of breath. Almost too perfect. The shoe straps tied around his ankles are the dot on the i.

  21. Cut of cloth

    June 29, 2007 at 7:09 am

    A Beautifully
    Wrapped UP
    Just ready
    To be Carefully
    To Reveal…..

  22. Anonymous

    June 29, 2007 at 7:11 am

    liike, totally love the way he tied the laces

  23. Anonymous

    June 29, 2007 at 7:14 am

    fantastic, and thank you for your everyday shooting.

  24. Butch

    June 29, 2007 at 7:36 am

    The ankle socks with ankle-wrapped sneaker laces is more than my poor heat-addled brain can grasp.

    In all, too fussy–though I do like the slim-shorts.


    June 29, 2007 at 7:51 am

    how about afew pics of peeps sat outside bistros having lunch or drinking latte or have you done this before…cheers

  26. Cleboul the Frenchy

    June 29, 2007 at 8:00 am

    Top !
    I do the same with my sneakers !
    And also roll my belt but much like Hermès Show of Women 2007.
    His scarf effect is really amazing !
    “Bravo” !!!!

  27. Anonymous

    June 29, 2007 at 8:08 am

    I’m not to sure how I feel about this look. It’s something about the shorts. I do think this look is well put together.

  28. Anonymous

    June 29, 2007 at 8:31 am

    Jack Purcells made out to look like male espadrilles? Seriously, that is just gross. Great outfit but the shoes ruin it for me.

  29. Superqueen

    June 29, 2007 at 8:33 am

    Lovely outfit! It reminds me of the refined pre-second world war atmosphere depicted by Giorgio Bassani in ‘Il Giardino dei Finzi Contini’.
    PS: I used to lace up my trainers around the akle like this when I was at high school, in the early Nineties :)

  30. simply olive

    June 29, 2007 at 8:36 am

    the shoelace as ankle accessory does ABSOLUTELY NOTHING for me!
    he’s trying too hard…

  31. H

    June 29, 2007 at 8:40 am

    He really took a casual look with the shorts and sneakers and made it look very sharp. I love the little detail of the laces tied around his ankles.

  32. Rice and Beans Vintage

    June 29, 2007 at 8:42 am

    Unreal, I lOVE this! It is the “ankle straps” he has created out of the laces that really makes me fall in love with his style. Bravo!

  33. daniqueconijn

    June 29, 2007 at 8:50 am

    oh my,
    such a good eye for detail..

  34. _Sarah_

    June 29, 2007 at 8:50 am

    All these details are so perfect! ‘love the global look, ‘love the details, ‘love this charming man!


  35. SartoriallyAddicted

    June 29, 2007 at 9:30 am

    …would that my legs looked good enough to wear shorts so fashionably. Alas, I am cursed with Ashkenazi coloring best covered by trousers. That is great detailing.

  36. Anonymous

    June 29, 2007 at 9:34 am

    Beautifully done, though I, personally, find the ballet-like laces a bit precious for my taste. It does show great personal style though. All the other details are perfect and unexpected. I would have like a close-up of his face, framed by the shirt and scarf.

  37. brando

    June 29, 2007 at 9:43 am

    There’s attention to detail and then there’s obsession, but bless him for it.

  38. Alice Olive

    June 29, 2007 at 9:49 am

    Wow – fabulous! Even his striped shopping bag adds to the ensemble. I can’t get over how well everything fits together. (I have try being slightly more daring in my mixing.)

  39. Paulandre

    June 29, 2007 at 9:58 am

    che belo!
    so good looking the guy.

  40. Anonymous

    June 29, 2007 at 9:58 am

    wow! so well done.

  41. lewehrman

    June 29, 2007 at 9:59 am

    His joy in getting dressed makes me happy!

  42. Anonymous

    June 29, 2007 at 10:02 am

    it’s all about the details, baby! well done, fabrizio.

  43. Anonymous

    June 29, 2007 at 10:08 am

    Don´t fancy this one. There is too much trying,too many details.He just doesn´t look real.

  44. Anonymous

    June 29, 2007 at 10:28 am

    I’d have to say no to this look…maybe if there was no scarf and the Jack Purcells were tied normally. On a positive note I like the shorts and the belt together!

  45. Candid Cool

    June 29, 2007 at 10:34 am

    The details of this gentleman are absolutely amazing. The perfect way his scarf lays, the knot on his belt, and the laces tied around his ankle…but really everything from the part of his hair to his toes is really phenomenal!

  46. platinum blonde

    June 29, 2007 at 10:39 am

    the shoelaces are a quirky touch

  47. Lotta K

    June 29, 2007 at 10:47 am

    I love this blog so much, but I am about to write my first comment just because I do NOT like something. I may be a bad person. Anyway. What’s with those shoe laces? Can’t be comfortable when he walks. Everything else is super crisp.

  48. Anonymous

    June 29, 2007 at 10:53 am

    Nice shorts and shoes. Stylish and summery. The shoe laces are a bit of a needless and silly affectation though, I think.

  49. Torben

    June 29, 2007 at 10:56 am

    I have those shoes, they’re great…don’t ruin your look by tying them in this ridiculous way. Everything else, clothe wise is great.

  50. Regina

    June 29, 2007 at 11:08 am

    The shoe laces!!! I love them! I have a couple of sneakers (Converse etc.) with really long laces and I am going to try this out…

  51. Sariah

    June 29, 2007 at 11:08 am

    I liked this a lot — loved the subtle interplay of the scarf, belt and shorts patterns and the great colours, but he lost me at the shoes.
    First, that would be so uncomfortable!
    Second, it made the whole look seem way too contrived. I applaud the effort to try something new and in theory it could be a kind of quirky take on espadrille ties. . . but no.

  52. Christina

    June 29, 2007 at 11:14 am

    umm… WOW!!

    I’m loving the use of stripes and white… fabulous!

  53. Anonymous

    June 29, 2007 at 11:19 am

    wow, this guy has super style! I love what he did with those shoe laces and his belt. Amazing.

  54. laura

    June 29, 2007 at 11:22 am

    Such an amazing ensemble! The laces ruin it a bit, though, by making it look contrived and fussy. Without those laces, it would look as if he had effortlessly thrown together something beautiful.

  55. Anonymous

    June 29, 2007 at 11:23 am

    he looks like he had set out that day with the express purpose of being photographed by you

  56. Romeika

    June 29, 2007 at 11:23 am

    I love the shirt, but the sneakers detail made me laugh and remind me of my childhood, i’m sorry.

  57. Sariah

    June 29, 2007 at 11:28 am

    also, he is wearing one of the nicest shirts i have seen. i have to keep looking back at it. the colour is wonderful. is that a diagonal seam on the shoulder or is it just the way his arm is positioned?

  58. Anonymous

    June 29, 2007 at 11:32 am

    The details make the outfit. He’s got such a great eye for personal touches. Bravo!

  59. Anonymous

    June 29, 2007 at 11:59 am

    So spontaneous…

  60. Anonymous

    June 29, 2007 at 12:18 pm

    quite a nice outfit. love the shorts, but i’m not sold on the way he’s tied his shoestrings. we used to tie our multicolored (one yellow, one turquoise) hightop converse in the same way, but it was 1985. then again we also used to safety pin the bottoms of our pants, cause nobody made slim trousers back then, oh now i’m getting nostalgic.

  61. Anonymous

    June 29, 2007 at 12:22 pm

    This is absolutely spectacular.

  62. JO

    June 29, 2007 at 12:28 pm

    Does this guy have a thing for bondage? Why would he do that to his ankles if he didn’t…LOL!

  63. Anonymous

    June 29, 2007 at 12:29 pm

    What an incredible outfit. The interplay of horizontal lines in the scarf, belt, shorts, and even the laces of the shoes is so clever, but also subtle and chic. His clothes also fit perfectly. I’m ambivalent about the laces tied around the ankles –it reminds a little too much of feminine espadrilles or ballet shoes–but they do maintain the horizaontal theme, and floppy bows would have spoiled the overall effect.

  64. Anonymous

    June 29, 2007 at 12:34 pm

    Very nice! Love the crisp white shirt with that stripe under it. Love love those fab shorts, but my absolute favorite piece in this outfit is that belt. For some reason I’m crazy about the belt!

  65. Anonymous

    June 29, 2007 at 12:44 pm

    Good grief!

    Look at his attention to detail!

    I don’t know whether I’d bow at his feet in a Wayne’s World “we’re not worthy” way. Or runaway through the sheer intimidation caused by his styling prowess.

    Either way, I like it.

  66. Anonymous

    June 29, 2007 at 12:46 pm

    it was all fine if a wee precious until we got to the shoes/socks/laces combo… you can’t be serious!!! i thought my head was going to explode!

  67. Anonymous

    June 29, 2007 at 12:47 pm

    Trying WAAAAAAAY too hard (and it shows). And this is so without getting to the shoes (which are . . . shall we say . . . “unique.”).

  68. Richard

    June 29, 2007 at 12:47 pm

    Way too studied for me. The shoelace thing is really creepy. Like something a 9 year old girl would do.

  69. Anonymous

    June 29, 2007 at 12:52 pm

    Interesting. That’s how I used to tie my pointe shoes.

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  71. Amanda

    June 29, 2007 at 1:04 pm

    gorgeous look.

  72. Iheartfashion

    June 29, 2007 at 2:23 pm

    He’s incredibly polished and obviously fanatical about details, but he lost me at the shoes.

  73. Jason

    June 29, 2007 at 2:47 pm

    This is the MOST amazing thing I’ve ever seen in fashion.

    Who is he, and how do I get to know him?

  74. Anonymous

    June 29, 2007 at 2:48 pm

    I’m tired of Jack Purcell sneakers. Since when did it become O.K. for grown men to wear sneakers with rubber-capped toes, as if they’re about to go to a kick-ball game? I love white canvas sneakers, but I prefer a regular toe.

  75. Jason

    June 29, 2007 at 2:52 pm

    I’m not quite sure what makes everyone thinks it took him a long time to get dressed.

    C’mon people…it’s just a beautiful shirt, scarf, shorts, belt and shoes. Seems VERY simple to me.

    The thing that stands out about this particular outfit is that his color choices are superb. That shirt appears to be a cream colored…the gray(?) of the socks is perfection with the white sneakers. Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic.

  76. Anonymous

    June 29, 2007 at 3:13 pm

    Can anyone tell me who this gentleman is ? Billionaire bachelor ? Buyer ? Model ? He dresses like someone who has a very good life, too good, infact (I’m just jealous) Thank you.

  77. Françoise

    June 29, 2007 at 3:22 pm

    My first post. I wanted to comment on this. Amazing look. So clean and polished. Takes guts, not everyone can pull off such a look, in fact almost nobody can. I also like what he did with his sneakers. It’s humorous and cute. Bravo.

  78. Anonymous

    June 29, 2007 at 3:57 pm

    he’s certainly owning this look, however the problem is you notice the painstakingly crafted outfit, versus the man. The laces are a definite no, no, no.

  79. Anonymous

    June 29, 2007 at 3:59 pm

    Anonymous (11:23 AM) said…

    he looks like he had set out that day with the express purpose of being photographed by you

    OMG…Don’t we all?? I even have a non-pigeon toe stance that I’ve practiced in the mirror :-)

    Still waiting in Montreal,

  80. whyioughtta

    June 29, 2007 at 4:17 pm

    One thing nobody can deny: he makes careful and unique style choices.

    Not sure about the tennispadrille look, but you just KNOW that where this pioneer has tread, others will follow.

  81. sandman_gr

    June 29, 2007 at 4:38 pm

    Love the scarf – colour cominations are perfect and the total look and line is amazing, but:

    The string round the ankle has been done to death in Europe for some time now – but mostly by girls, not boys. On men now, it is a no-no thing – ballerina’s anyone?

    What I really do not like though is that the tank top he is wearing under the shirt shows so much.

  82. Anonymous

    June 29, 2007 at 5:26 pm

    this is too much for me. too much thought involved and it shows.

  83. Anonymous

    June 29, 2007 at 5:36 pm

    He’s perfect in every way – I want him!

  84. Anonymous

    June 29, 2007 at 6:06 pm

    it had such potential…

  85. Anonymous

    June 29, 2007 at 6:09 pm

    the whole outfit is so crisp and springlike or morninglike, whatever. He is an artist. One of your best photos ever.

  86. Stacy

    June 29, 2007 at 7:04 pm

    great shot. nice attention to detail with the laces.

  87. Three Repute

    June 29, 2007 at 7:17 pm

    impeccable, save the laces.

  88. undressed

    June 29, 2007 at 7:42 pm

    I always find my self amazed everytime i come into your blog. So exquisite, so refined, with amazing photos filled with great quality.
    I have the same shorts and the same sneackers.. ahah! That’s funny.

  89. D. Kay

    June 29, 2007 at 8:20 pm


    I admire his whole “I got the right to be me!!!” attitude, but he kinda killed it with the shoelaces. I used to do that when I was 6 or 7.

  90. F.A.

    June 29, 2007 at 8:57 pm

    those shoe laces are maniacal

  91. Anonymous

    June 29, 2007 at 9:39 pm

    wow- great read, great site. I’m out on the shoelaces. I cant decide if I love it or its just too much.

  92. Amy

    June 29, 2007 at 11:31 pm

    WOW. Beautiful!!!

  93. Pakithor

    June 30, 2007 at 12:09 am

    Only the detail!


  94. Alicia

    June 30, 2007 at 12:14 am

    Preppy with a sense of humour!
    Love it!
    I bet he’s a hoot at a dinner party!


  95. Anonymous

    June 30, 2007 at 4:21 am

    anyone interested in discovering themselves through finding their style is bound at times to get caught up in unecessary details along the way. this is the life of style. maybe the shoelace discomfort/aesthetic/practicality factor ( as worn) is equal to the vertiginous hi heel + minute ankle strap ?
    beauty is so in the eye of the beholden.

  96. Mary

    June 30, 2007 at 7:57 am


  97. Anonymous

    June 30, 2007 at 9:55 am

    Bondage sneakers?

    Otherwise, grand.

  98. Anonymous

    June 30, 2007 at 10:10 am

    such a serious dandy. so careful. so thoughtful. wonderful.

  99. dccaf

    June 30, 2007 at 11:07 am

    i love it! i think the shoelaces add just the perfect touch of individuality to his well-manicured outfit

  100. William Beaumont

    June 30, 2007 at 4:33 pm

    perfect but the trainer socks, every one seems to hate the laces thing or the shoes but they are all amazing. i think the socks ruin it, they are not yet so uncool that they have made a full circle and become cool in a funny way, they are like wearing a fleece!

  101. Kid

    June 30, 2007 at 4:54 pm

    My first instinct was –yes! But when I got to the shoelaces everything seemed so premeditated that he suddenly looked like a character from a Wes Anderson film. That could be a good or bad thing, but on the whole this look makes me slightly uncomfortable.

  102. Anonymous

    June 30, 2007 at 6:45 pm

    This is just excellent, perfect, marvelous. YES!!!!!!

  103. edixon

    June 30, 2007 at 7:16 pm

    Those collars are beautiful, so crisp!

  104. Anonymous

    June 30, 2007 at 9:21 pm

    Fantastic, except those damned laces! I used to do that, maybe 20 years ago? And while I’ve definitely been known to sacrifice comfort for the sake of good shoes, have you ever walked in shoes laced that way? It’s not good.

  105. Anonymous

    July 1, 2007 at 1:26 am

    This is such a contradiction that works beautiful. The scruffy beard yet immaculate pressed clothing. And he has beautiful hands.

  106. MacGuffin

    July 1, 2007 at 8:50 am

    He really does seem like a Wes Anderson character, doesn’t he? A Tenenbaum tried and true. Great look except for the shoelaces.

  107. jameil1922

    July 1, 2007 at 9:14 am

    delicious. obsessed with this outfit… except the laces around the ankles.

  108. Queen Mab

    July 1, 2007 at 9:48 am

    I love how so many people are freaking out about the shoe laces. Genius is in the addition of that one little detail that throws everyone off.

    Long live eccentricity!

  109. londondog

    July 2, 2007 at 6:56 am

    I love this guy. I think that certain people can get away with just about anything, and he can get away with the socks and shoe laces.

    He always looks so impeccably well turned out, with every detail so well thought out (while keeping the whole look effortless) like a true dandy. Beau Brummell would be proud of him!

  110. The Fashion Informer

    July 2, 2007 at 7:10 am

    This is absolute perfection until you get to the shoes, when it tips into “trying to hard.” Love it otherwise, though.

  111. Anonymous

    July 2, 2007 at 9:21 am

    I actually met this guy in Milan on the day he was wearing that outfit, he was having “aperitivo” at my hotel, the shirt and shorts look great, but i remember thinking at the time he was really overstyled and trying a little to hard…i was definetly put off by the laces, i found them unnecessary and a littel cheap looking…

  112. saba

    July 2, 2007 at 11:41 am

    I have a problem with outfits that look like it takes hours to get ready in the morning…
    I’m afraid that if he moves too much the magic will be broken.

  113. Randall

    July 3, 2007 at 12:59 am

    as in Junior del Dongo, right? Is he shopping with the Duchessa Sanseverina’s charge card again? I don’t know him, but his polite, idealic gaze and fussy, illogical shoe lacing conveys an irresistible resemblance to Stendahls anti-hero Fabrizio.

  114. Kristin

    July 3, 2007 at 1:17 pm

    WOW! All I think is wow! I don’t think that i’ve ever seen anyone being so kind of perfect. Every little detail…! Wow!

  115. Sarah

    July 3, 2007 at 3:28 pm

    he looks like he’s trying too hard.i love the spontaneity of styles and exquisite casualness of the other shots on this page though. wish americans had the style i see here. your photographs are beautiful.

  116. Edu

    July 3, 2007 at 6:05 pm

    Fabrizio is known in Brazil by his styles and skills when it comes to put ideas together to look good. A bit farfetched sometimes but he has a plus in his look. In SĂŁo Paolo you can see a bit of his taste at “JacarĂ© do Brasil”

  117. athenianguy

    July 4, 2007 at 5:54 am

    i dont agree with the laces at all, but i do think experimentation is the avenue to discovering one’s own style.

    the rest is tight.

  118. Anonymous

    July 4, 2007 at 8:53 am

    I’m not sure about this one. On its own each little twist seems great and individual, but put it all together and it just doesnt work. He looks like he just tried too hard and is a bit of a perfectionist. But you gotta LOVE the layered shirts.

  119. Anonymous

    July 4, 2007 at 4:37 pm

    his name is Fabrizio Rollo…he is brazilian and editor of the brazilian vogue!!!!
    The look is amazing !!!
    Lovely outfith !!

  120. frombuenosaires

    July 4, 2007 at 9:26 pm

    Love all these details, but the entire look doesn’t work for me. Like he’s trying too much

  121. Anonymous

    July 5, 2007 at 10:46 am

    I wanna be him!

  122. Lucy

    July 8, 2007 at 10:55 am

    I too think that this is perhaps a little contrived – doesn’t look effortless enough for me. Love the shirt combo however.

    A little too much.

  123. Bespoken For

    July 8, 2007 at 11:13 pm

    Probably one of the sexiest photos I have seen. Great combination at the neck, scarf and shirt very Cary.

    I love the look head to toe and think the laces are great. Great imagination and it doesn’t look forced.

  124. Anonymous

    July 10, 2007 at 8:30 am

    the socks are pure HORROR.and why that belt is there? and wahat about wearing short pants in a city(ok,if you’re a skater)?
    this is trying tooo hard.

  125. monica

    July 12, 2007 at 4:50 pm

    Le scarpe: ma per favore… !!!

  126. Anonymous

    July 17, 2007 at 12:04 am

    *simple stylish. love the combination*

  127. Anonymous

    March 28, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    not only do the shoelaces look awful, and almost ruin it, but they take the details idea over the top. otherwise, really excellent

  128. soshi

    June 15, 2010 at 11:18 am

    simply awesome. i like that casual pants. i really love it.

  129. Carry Grand

    March 29, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    YES !
    NO !

    Depends on his face !

    May we see it ??

  130. westcoasttiger

    June 9, 2013 at 12:27 am

    I admire cowboys. Real guys. I’m all for fashion but when I picture a cowboy watching this guy tying his shoes – it’s almost too ridiculous to imagine. That’s when a line has been crossed.

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