I love the aubergine shade of the shoes but a) not with red socks b) or on him They just look ‘off’ with the suit and also with the personality he seems to have.
It’s tricky not to assume too much from these photos – and it’s really easy to project a personality on the sitters (standers) but I feel that with the rest of his look (hair, shades) I know exactly what he is about.
For me this outfit, on this man, is a little too studiously ‘quirky’ and suave-ly (sp?) eclectic to have a truly classic look.
my god! his socks are red as far as Ä± see. In fact,he would be a sexy guy despite his awful way of dressing. Since he is an Italian,we should consider his potential of being sexy. Anyway, it is unbelievable that he is brave enough to wear that purple shoes :S. Definitely it sucks!
i love this outfit. i find it quite attractive.. from the ankles up. now if these shoes didn’t look so slipper like, i think i’d give it a double thumbs-up… even if they were purple. p.s. i don’t mind the red socks, as long as when he sits they aren’t obnoxious.
Oh grrr. There’s a little shoe shop in Florence that sells suede moccasins and desertboots in all colours of the rainbow. I wanted to buy a purple pair, for just this kind of look, but they didn’t have my size.
Maaaaaaaan. I feel so justified – it just makes the outfit *pop*. It does help, of course, that this man is sinfully handsome…
Having difficulty with the red socks alongside the purple shoes. First, the two colours together, and second, that surge of colour isn’t present anywhere else on the ensemble. From ankles upwards, it’s classic menswear. Though ALSO I think there is a problem with the shirt collar – it’s sort of pressed down inside his jacket. Maybe if he buttoned the shirt higher, then the collar would behave itself…
I think that you may be drinking the Milanese water Scott, which is not so potable. This is a classic case of something that looks interesting when visiting Italy but just doesn’t translate well elsewhere (think mozzarella–emphasis on cheese). I love creativity with menswear, but this just looks too forced and bella figura–even in Italia.
i tried- i really did- but i do not understand this look.
i get that he’s probably trying really hard to be different, to throw people off a little bit, but he doesn’t do this successfully or with any natural ease. i particularly dislike the way the pants fall over the shoes, the contrast of the silver glean on the sunglasses with the muted color of the suit and the suede texture of the shoes (not to mention the red socks!) and the fact that the purple and red down south do not tie in AT ALL with anything up north- not even necessarily in regard to color- but it could be his statement/message, texture combinations, anything. but there is no unity.
i like his tan and his smile. classic italian looks- its hard not be smitten by it.
Really love it. Dressy and casual at the same time. And the purple Car Shoe are beautiful (have to get a pair of those next time I fly to Europe; been using them in both apple green and Hermes orange). A new trend? Nothing new actually, it’s been around for quite a while. Someone mentionned Lapo Elkann. It remains me of the Avvocate – Lapo’s grandfather – the great Gianni Agnelli (Tods with suit).
Have to say that I like it from the waist up – very early 70′s movie star. I’m a total sucker for that Dirty Harry Ray-Ban action, and he’s got that down. However, the pants are SLOPPY. Not good at all. If he had planned on that look working in entirety, the pants should be a bit more fitted in the leg, and not so long – way too much break. The shoes, okay, but would be better with different pants.