Since I said something nasty about Fabrizio below, I want to say something positive about these guys. The difference between them is that these two men look as though they actually own their clothes. They got up this morning and these t-shirts and pants were mixed in with their things. Being hot outside and with no formal events to attend, they put this stuff on. They look really neat.
There is no doubt that clothes are important. They place you in the world like almost nothing else. But that is not to say that clothes are everything. Fabrizio, below, has entered a place in which clothes seem to be everything. The stiff, costumey look of his things are so precise, so precious that they cease to place him in the world as clothes should. If you asked one of those Florentine tailors you featured recently what they thought about Fabrizio’s look, you wouldn’t be able to print it in a family blog.
These two gentlemen, on the other hand, are four square in the world. Where are they going? Who are they? I want to know; badly. Their clothes have a lot to do with my curiosity, but the allure of the clothes is not beating me over the head.
you call this fashion?? i thought you posted pictures of fashionable people?? i’m sorry, but this look does absolutely nothing for me! when did wearing pajamas out in public become a trend? these 2 belong w/ the last belted oversized borrowed from grandpa night shirt.
These men make me think of the Northern Coast of Portugal. Their colors match the pebbles of Portoâ€™s coastline. I love how the right side man’s trousers remain unwrinkled yet perfectly draped, and his sweater wrapped with such an appropriately functional, casual, and sophisticated air. How very French! And how admirably the left man teeters at the edge of the night before, from the slight stubble on his chin to the tone of his pale pink bottoms. I almost feel like I should look away. So very Intimate, so well done!
Dear God/Santa, Please do not let France fall prey to the pajamafication that is currently plaguing America. It has now become obvious that Satan/The Grinch has in his/their employ our dear Sartorialist. Please win him back for the good of the universe. Very truly yours, Stefanie
They’ve achieved different results — guy on our left just looks a bit frumpy, while the guy on our right has put together an outfit that’s summery, incredibly comfortable, and yet styled.
Either way though they look approachable, and there’s something to be said for that; in some sense I agree with aaron, that a stiff outfit can give a completely different first impression, and probably speaks truths about its wearer.
I love the look of these kind of comfortable linen(?) trousers. However, the pink and striped pants on the gentleman on the left looks a little like PJs, I like the way the gentleman on the right dresses it up a bit with the hat and scarf.
looks more like summer linen trousers than pjs to me. actually I think it looks relaxed, stylish and just like a great look for summer holidays or just hot summer days :) the location is so intriguing. where was this picture taken?
Hahaha, anonymous with the french canadian swear words. this look is sooo summery I can imagine they must feel very comfortable in the heat. Sometimes I feel people forget that clothing must first serve functional reasons above fashion. And I think these looks fulfil both function and style. I feel like i’ve opened an old fashion magazine from the mid-late 80s though. Still sweet though.
It just goes to show that European men can wear anything and look great, because a consciousness of what they’re wearing and how they’re wearing it has been part of their lives since childhood…it’s effortless.
Speaking of trousers featured it is the most environmentally addressed practical outfit when temperature climbs over 93F (35C) especially â€“ natural radiation hardly allows shorts and tight stuff surely.