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!
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!! haapi
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?
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.
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 :)
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.
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 ankleâ€¦but really everything from the part of his hair to his toes is really phenomenal!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I always find my self amazed everytime i come into your blog. So exquisite, so refined, with amazing photos filled with great quality. Congratulations I have the same shorts and the same sneackers.. ahah! That’s funny.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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… sorry..
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.
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.
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.