Wednesday, July 23, 2014

On the Street…..Alessandro S., Florence

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  1. Reggie James

    July 23, 2014 at 9:17 am

    I want to be this cool when I grow up!
    http://www.thepreppyscholar.com

  2. Name*

    July 23, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    with Max P. and the BKC!

  3. Lindsey

    July 23, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    Love the color combination! Nice looking too!
    http://www.shopopal.com

  4. justray

    July 23, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    Got to have the hat! It’s perfect.
    http://mensnatural.co

  5. Addison DeWitt

    July 23, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    OK, we know that Alessandro Squarzi loves white pants, often with a jacket or sportcoat worn over them, but I think this is the first time we’ve seen him wear a suit’s coat and vest over the white pants. The suit coat is notable for its being a DB with an unflapped or besom ticket pocket on the LEFT side over patch pockets, heavy pick stitch, spalla camicia, and surgeon’s cuffs. But I think what is even more defining — and harder to pull off, unless you are (southern) Italian — is to carry such a jacket or suit coat over one shoulder while walking, smoking, talking with one’s hands, etc. There is the classic Euro pose — the jacket worn as a cape over both shoulders — while directing a film, making the passeggiata, etc. But just try it this way, over one shoulder, and see if your jacket or coat doesn’t end up in the dust at your feet. Hussars used to wear their dolmans in this manner, but they kept them attached to the rest of their uniform by buttons, frogs, or cords. There is so much of a history of studied masculine nonchalance in this gesture. Imagine Mr. Squarzi with a cavalry saber in scabbard, wearing a sabretache and shako or czapka, and you have the full conceit….Or maybe these images will make my point:

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/361976888772143115/

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/473933560757008407/

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/33143747230830855/

    • robert c harvey

      July 28, 2014 at 1:19 pm

      Wow! What knowledge you have Sir !

    • Josh

      August 15, 2014 at 12:29 am

      Wow, first useful comment I’ve ever read on this site. Well done, sir.

  6. Miami

    July 23, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    Why are those sunglasses so tiny?

    • Mark L Williams

      July 24, 2014 at 2:11 pm

      Why do sunglasses have to be big?

      They do look well proportioned for his face.

  7. Dirk

    July 24, 2014 at 3:43 am

    It’s too much! To me this doesn’t look laid back but thought trough.

    • LesFleurs

      July 25, 2014 at 7:51 am

      I know; all I see is the effort, sometimes it’s exhausting to look at.

      • Joesephine

        July 29, 2014 at 7:24 pm

        Funny. I could look at him all day long. ;) But of course I don’t know who he is at all, just a handsome, well dressed man, but to me he looks very comfortable in his clothing. He isn’t overdressed. No kooky pants sagging, or excess jewelry. Just the opposite. Well fitting, simple pieces that are in shades to all work together seamlessly. I have no idea what you could mean by too thought out, or even why you think giving thought to an outfit is somehow bad. Very confusing.

    • robert c harvey

      July 28, 2014 at 1:20 pm

      The definition of “sprezzatura!”

  8. MĂłnica Sors

    July 24, 2014 at 4:32 am

    Nice image, elegant people!!

    xx
    MĂłnica Sors
    MES VOYAGES A PARIS

  9. Clotilde

    July 24, 2014 at 5:59 am

    All those grown up – and even mature…- guys you photograph in the streets look so much better than those 14-year old looking models in the shows…
    I really don’t understand this need to feature only (not very healthy looking) adolescents on these shows. I don’t even buy the excuse that clothes “fall” better on them. They just look anemic and not very alive. Thanks for often showing “real men” as well!

  10. Adiyam

    July 24, 2014 at 7:10 am

    Oh wow, so effortless!

    http://thecoup.eu

  11. Ildico

    July 24, 2014 at 7:15 am

    Can we see the other guy too? ;)

    • savvy_geek

      July 24, 2014 at 1:00 pm

      I agree – I’d love to get a better look at how he’s accessorized!

  12. dario fattore

    July 24, 2014 at 7:48 am

    un look classico dai colori neutri, sta molto bene

    dario fattore – http://www.whosdaf.com

  13. Goci

    July 24, 2014 at 8:13 am

    Always the same guys, are there no other men to take pictures?

    • Dirk

      July 26, 2014 at 4:18 am

      I agree. All those over-the-top-guys don’t do anything for me.

  14. M.

    July 24, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Very slaggish.

  15. Patrick

    July 24, 2014 at 9:44 am

    I love the hat.

  16. Denisa

    July 24, 2014 at 11:50 am

    I really, really like his style. Is perfect and the newxt guy? You have some pics? xaxa
    http://www.fashiondenis.com

  17. carole

    July 24, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    All I can say is wow!!! Love it!

  18. Donato

    July 24, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Luv the pic.
    I get nausea with all those cigarette pictures. I’m italian and the first to admit it, too many smokers and suntans that were fashionable in the 1970′s.

  19. sandyy

    July 25, 2014 at 5:52 am

    Like the beige color, so delicate and elegant!

    http://taimemode.blogspot.fr

  20. Ko

    July 25, 2014 at 8:16 am

    I am a street style photographer and I would insist that Alessandro Squarzi is the person who has very natural sense of fashion. He also has strong identity of white trousers and indigoe fabric, sometimes he show up casually how to wear military vintage look even elegantly. He is the icon of not only pitti but also in the world. Always keep an eye on him.

  21. Cyrus Pavel

    July 27, 2014 at 9:50 am

    it’s Jep Gambardella!

  22. kingesquivel

    July 27, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Italian men have always dressed this way. Was his photo taken just because he is a celebrity?

  23. Francesca

    July 28, 2014 at 11:07 am

  24. Robert Beukema

    July 28, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    They guy in the tee is SO much more interesting!

  25. G

    July 30, 2014 at 12:48 am

    Such a wonderful uncanny resemblance to Bukowski.
    Xoxo.

  26. Sophie

    July 30, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    He is ridiculously cool.

    I left my heart in Miami

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