Sunday, July 25, 2010

On the Street……All About the Shades, Florence


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  1. Café Naïveté

    July 25, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    I love the green touch. Just perfect colour combination.. seems like just causal, but I think he did work on it. Really handsome, compliments!

  2. BasicbutChic

    July 25, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Classy, sexy and I love the sunglasses : I think this man shows us the 2010 summer's way for sunglasses ……

  3. Beverly Bohan

    July 25, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    I have shades like that! But not real vintage.

  4. The Sluice Box

    July 25, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Love these subdued shades of summer. I'll file this as a reference inspiration.

  5. victor Silberer

    July 25, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Everything matches PERFECT. But he could have left out the foulard in the breast pocket..

  6. Kate

    July 25, 2010 at 1:49 pm

  7. Sam

    July 25, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    great picture! love the sunglasses and the little green pocket square.

  8. Brit

    July 25, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    All about the beard too… What a clean and fresh look he has!

    I finally finished going through your book and I must say it is a well compiled book. I'm full of inspiration now! Thank you!


    July 25, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Love his blazer/jacket and the green polka dot print peeking out from the light brown. He looks very chic!

  10. Román Iglesias

    July 25, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    LOOOOVE this galsses and shirt

  11. Helen

    July 25, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    and the pocket square. great colors.

  12. Alexandra G.

    July 25, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    So stylish and classic…love the little pocket scarf.

  13. Elena Vasilieva

    July 25, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    this is a great photo, a perfectly captured moment



  14. Jennifer - Stylish Clin d'Oeil

    July 25, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    the perfect colors to wear for a man in summer to be smart^^
    Love it!

  15. Ashes

    July 25, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Great shot. This is a stylish gentlemen, I love his extra styling details.

  16. peacheey

    July 25, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Beautifully dressed man.

  17. Bigio

    July 25, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Great Style!

  18. Anonymous

    July 25, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    anyone else instantly fell in love with that handkerchief in his pocket? nice little touch


  19. elena .

    July 25, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    He couldn't be more elegant.

  20. Sarah

    July 25, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Those sunglasses are absolutely beautiful! Also, I just love the green poking out of his pocket!

  21. Paulinho

    July 25, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    oooooww….I love the sunglass!!!!!

  22. Anonymous

    July 25, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    it's magnificent how horn shades became the revolution against big glasses…
    ray ban's clubmaster revival is just one example. this man knows how he could accentuate his face, not hide it.

  23. Pots and Frills

    July 25, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    That's what middle age elegance means!

  24. Mery

    July 25, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    So I looked closely – and in terms of colour, everything about this man is in shades! Shades of white and brown (black). Even the hair and the beard! The skin, the buttons. Phenomenal.
    Nevertheless, I also like the green pocket square. It seems to bring along a certain theme of it's own – circles.

    What makes me wonder is whether this person has bought certain types of clothes and accessories as part of his very personal sense of style, and thus the things just come together in his attire in an almost invisible manner. Or, b) he has spent an amount of time picking out exactly these colours and shapes.
    Is this all accidental or.. "accidental"?

    I do not go on pondering about these things all day long, but the pictures make me think about it. Thank you

  25. dollsandguys

    July 25, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    love the tortoiseshell glasses

  26. nemee

    July 25, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    love the glasses , and the dotted-green handkerchief . he looks incrediblely chic , i love it !

  27. Lisa Petrarca

    July 25, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    I LOVE these colors…it's exactly the same that I chose for my dress at my step daughters wedding.

    Worst faux pas ever…her mom had the exact same dress!

  28. luckybastard

    July 25, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    i have all those pieces in my closet and have never thought to put it together that way. bravo

  29. Anonymous

    July 25, 2010 at 2:44 pm


  30. jenny

    July 25, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Before I noticed his shades… the polk-a-dot handkerchief. He owns this outfit w/his accessories.

  31. Anonymous

    July 25, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    This picture made my mind up. I will have to buy a pair of white pants.

  32. Yolande

    July 25, 2010 at 2:59 pm


  33. Yolande

    July 25, 2010 at 3:00 pm


  34. Meneumus

    July 25, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Yet another thing to crave!

  35. cassandra @ coco+kelley

    July 25, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    the green pocket square is so perfect – love those buttons too! fantastic details in this look! (including those sunglasses, of course!)

  36. ask

    July 25, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    My God!!! This is a man in every aspect … So cool …

  37. The Baker

    July 25, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Love love love this look. Especially the glasses and pocket square-what a dapper gentleman.

  38. lah

    July 25, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    I m sure panto glasses gonna have their renaissance very soon…

  39. Anonymous

    July 25, 2010 at 3:36 pm


  40. Anonymous

    July 25, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Looks like I am gonna copy that look for my trip to Cartagena, Colombia

    Gracias por la foto!

  41. ML

    July 25, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    His shades make me smile! I think that was the point :)

  42. Francesca

    July 25, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    that jacket is fabulous. love the buttons

    F <– Texas gal bloggin fashion from NYC!

  43. luciano

    July 25, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    being italian seems so natural. its almost like you dont even need to know where he came from because the style says it all. extremely refined while still being youthful. loving it

  44. The Electrophile

    July 25, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    The shades are fabulous, but so is the outfit. That jacket and shirt are such a good combination, especially with the handkerchief.

  45. Anonymous

    July 25, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    not just the shades and you know it..( he does too) -a,.

  46. Anonymous

    July 25, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    love it. all about the blazer buttons for me.

  47. ruxandra oancea

    July 25, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    i like it very much, he's..perfect in a way, but i am really curious about a thing…what shoes did he have?

  48. Gloria

    July 25, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Dear Scott
    I love this picture! The man, his attitude, every complement to the outfit… it's great! and, I love your work. I'm really addicted to your blog, I've read it every single day. Big hug for you, greetings from Colombia.

  49. BY NICK

    July 25, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    nice jacket – great buttons

  50. Nadine2point0

    July 25, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    Yep – he's pretty cool.
    There is a little something shady (pun intended) about men over 55 and DARK sunglasses for me. Not sure why.

  51. Johnny the Mule

    July 25, 2010 at 4:56 pm


  52. M

    July 25, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    great outfit- love the kerchief

  53. kelli

    July 25, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Great shades, but I really Love his jacket!

  54. Anonymous

    July 25, 2010 at 5:09 pm


  55. Ylenia

    July 25, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    this is pure elegance. Love the touch of colour of the green pochette.

    I Love this man.


  56. le monde de skadiida

    July 25, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    beautiful (:

  57. Anonymous

    July 25, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    i love tortoise shell,
    this man pulls it off so very well.

  58. Anonymous

    July 25, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    I hate to disagree, but I love the fabric of his jacket and the color of the pocket square, not to mention the jacket buttons. The sunglasses are cool, but they don't make the look as much as the other details for me.

  59. Anonymous

    July 25, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    AMAZING look. The cool in this man is inspiring.

  60. Anonymous

    July 25, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    AMAZING look. The cool in this man is inspiring.

  61. Anonymous

    July 25, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Very nice look!

  62. SallyO

    July 25, 2010 at 5:49 pm


  63. last year

    July 25, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    The pocket square is classic, and I am glad he does not muddle this up with a tie. I think something that rings true here is the saying "you can take the cat out of the jungle, but you can't take the jungle out of the cat."

  64. Anonymous

    July 25, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    I would have to disagree…. It's all about the green pocket square. The outfit would be completely different without it. Yes the glasses are certainly cool, however, his genius is the pocket square.

  65. Anonymous

    July 25, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Not a fan of facial hair, but he pulls it off.

  66. Beyond Fabric

    July 25, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    Middle aged italian men know how to do it…the shades are a masterpiece but the whole ensemble from the polka dot pocket squase to the open shirt, is amazing

  67. Flavie

    July 25, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    Tellement de classe !!!

  68. Raquel LuĂ­s

    July 25, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Love it!

  69. Miss DeltaG

    July 25, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    meravigliosa la pochette!!

  70. styleatelier

    July 25, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    Such a cool, easy look. I love everything about it! -Angela

  71. John Wesley

    July 25, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    You're right!
    It's all about the shades, and the shirt, and the jacket, and the pocket square, and the ring, and the belt, and the pants, and the facial hair and great haircut.

    It would probably be about his shoes, too, if I could see them.

    I want to adopt this guy as my alter-ego.
    S U P E R B !!


  72. Eugenia Woods

    July 25, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    Those are great shades. Very early 90's. Love the whole look!

  73. Anonymous

    July 25, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    The crispy white shirt! It enhances everything else.

  74. Laguna Beach Trad

    July 25, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    I like the sunglasses, but it's also about the beard, hairstyle, and green pocket square. The linen sport coat and tan are nice too. Awesome. I wonder if he's still getting the chicks, at his age?

  75. Miiicha

    July 25, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    oooh LOVE his glasses! give me give me!

  76. Celina (Brasil)

    July 25, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    mamma mia!

  77. Liz S

    July 25, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Oh god he is immaculate. Everything works here–that jacket fits perfectly–it's shape is divine–the colour is amazing. The bone trousers with casual white shirt is clever –not too much white. The shirt unbuttoned to just the right spot, the belt just the right width for the outfit–his glasses and pocket square lift this outfit to make it cool. His hair and beard are superb and his skin looks healthy. Sexy without being in your face. Ohhh, have I said enough? Maybe too much…..;)

  78. a Broad

    July 25, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    I love the sunglasses but I like his crinkled eyes too .. Very nice ~

  79. Patricia

    July 25, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    oh wow i hope my fiance dresses like this when he gets older! fantastic! love the green touch!

  80. Zara

    July 25, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Wonderful- the pocket square is perfect!

  81. Karen

    July 25, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    I think I'm in love.

  82. Jessica

    July 25, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    For some reason the thing that stands out the most to me is the pocketsquare. I love polka dots!

  83. Josephine

    July 25, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    FANTASTIC! green is superb and glasses are just beyond.

  84. HW90

    July 26, 2010 at 12:17 am

    Love the western belt.

  85. The Photodiarist

    July 26, 2010 at 12:34 am

    For me it's more about that crisp white shirt.

  86. Marvis

    July 26, 2010 at 1:34 am

    Really nice contrast between scruffy and clean. Love the pocket square.

  87. Lady M

    July 26, 2010 at 1:56 am

    Great style and shot.

  88. lifeasasketch

    July 26, 2010 at 2:05 am

    i love everything about this guy!

  89. Briana Le & Merissa Ren

    July 26, 2010 at 2:40 am

    i love the touch of color! green polkadots:)


  90. Anonymous

    July 26, 2010 at 2:48 am

    This is so much nicer than the white pants blue blazer clone look.

  91. Mamen

    July 26, 2010 at 2:57 am

    I'm in love!!!

  92. MELISSA Z.

    July 26, 2010 at 3:13 am

    Love the neutral colors of this outfit, very elegant!

  93. Anonymous

    July 26, 2010 at 3:13 am

    just perfect !
    un exemple Ă  suivre Messieurs !

  94. DĂ©borah

    July 26, 2010 at 3:38 am

    multo bello!

  95. proletarian Great Gatsby

    July 26, 2010 at 4:18 am

    The ring combines with the buttons of his jacket…and that dark and refreshing green…and the luminous,shining white shirt…and…PERFECT


    July 26, 2010 at 4:28 am

    I love this style

  97. Patricia

    July 26, 2010 at 4:32 am

    i love good looking old people!

  98. Flora

    July 26, 2010 at 4:33 am


  99. Flora

    July 26, 2010 at 4:34 am


  100. Myrthe

    July 26, 2010 at 5:13 am

    let's say it's all about the details ;) the shades, green pocket square, the jacket buttons, the ring..

  101. Gary MAEL

    July 26, 2010 at 5:15 am

    The sunglasses !
    Mine look a bit like that too. Love it. This year isn't a "wide sunglasses" year. Definitly.

  102. Eva Marie Sutter

    July 26, 2010 at 5:26 am

    this is a MAN.

  103. Anonymous

    July 26, 2010 at 5:33 am

    Effortless, relaxed, very good. His being lean and lightly tanned helps, too.

  104. small woman .

    July 26, 2010 at 5:58 am

    oh, i love this picture very much! ;)

  105. MMM

    July 26, 2010 at 6:07 am

    ohoh so sexy=)

    have a look at

  106. Lisa Marie diary

    July 26, 2010 at 6:10 am

    Modern man

  107. Maja

    July 26, 2010 at 6:23 am

    I love that you post a lot of pictures of people who're in Florence. I will be in that wonderful city for three months in fall and I'm so looking forward to that!
    I like the unbuttoned shirt and the pocket square.

  108. greybreaks

    July 26, 2010 at 6:30 am

    for me, it's all about the pocket square, the collar, and the rings.

  109. Anonymous

    July 26, 2010 at 6:33 am

    This is the result of taking care of oneself. Beautiful!! And thank you The Sartorialist for showing real people and real style.

  110. Anonymous

    July 26, 2010 at 6:35 am

    In Hollywood it is rear to see a full beard cos they all have mid face lift. This is nature at its best.

  111. IS THIS IT? models review

    July 26, 2010 at 7:25 am

    Pocket squares are in "my fav little details" list – and this little green touch of colour is just perfect.

  112. Anonymous

    July 26, 2010 at 7:34 am


  113. Anonymous

    July 26, 2010 at 8:34 am

    ahahah i know him!!
    was a fantastic surprise to see him on here :D
    lovely!!!!! as always!!

  114. Alice Olive

    July 26, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Love the green with the beige of his jacket.

  115. Dagonet

    July 26, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Am I the only one who thinks that the shirt's arms are too short?

  116. Anonymous

    July 26, 2010 at 10:18 am

    This look has lots of subtle echoes:

    green glass in glasses – green pocket square

    dots – round buttons – round glasses – rings

    white/browns: jacket & shirt – rings – buttons – belt & buckle

    This is a hot, gorgeous, stylish man, and he'll still be hot in ten or twenty more years. What a face!

  117. Cloud of Secrets

    July 26, 2010 at 10:33 am

    He looks like an adventurer about to open an Egyptian tomb full of treasures. Or at least, like a financier visiting the archaeological expedition that's about to open the Egyptian tomb. I do love making up stories about the Sartorialist's very real characters.

  118. Erica

    July 26, 2010 at 10:35 am

    This is wonderful! More men should wear pocket squares – especially when worn this casually.


  119. jimjims

    July 26, 2010 at 10:37 am

    The buttons on that blazer are insane! Optics are classic, and the ring is just epic…!

  120. esdelope

    July 26, 2010 at 10:49 am

    He's so all about circles! From the glasses, to the accents on the pocket square, to the stand-out buttons. Very classy!


  121. ~chetna~

    July 26, 2010 at 10:57 am


  122. Lawrence

    July 26, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    I hope there are young men (20s,30s)that read this blog and the comments above. This is casual, sophisticated elegance (with reference to the casual fridays comments)comfortable, even in the hottest weather,can be very inexpensive,and as recorded above, women LOVE it. Great glasses. Great ring (an oversized wedding ring worn with pride?)Miravihlioso.

  123. michael

    July 26, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    easily my favorite look of the summer!

  124. Anonymous

    July 26, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    I like this outfit, understated, a tad cool when it's so hot outside. The white shirt is opened almost to his mid chest, but doesn't look sleazy. He has that intense worn out look of an architect.

  125. Anonymous

    July 26, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Those darn Italians always are the best dressed. WOW!

  126. Anonymous

    July 26, 2010 at 3:27 pm


  127. green lantern

    July 26, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    The crispness of the shirt and staunchness of his collar make him hit in this outfit.

  128. grecol

    July 26, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Can anyone tell me the brand of sunglasses? Thanks!

  129. ruperto

    July 26, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Handsome gentleman, because he looks real, wrinkles, scraggly beard and all. Big yes to the shades. Yes to the pocket square, but not in that colour. It says: "I wanted to add something, and this green pocket square is the only thing I found".

  130. Abigail

    July 26, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    Very nice and versatile Jacket! I love the polka dot accent!

  131. Zack_Repko

    July 26, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Love how his hair color goes with the outfits color palette.

  132. Laurence John

    July 27, 2010 at 1:57 am

    such universal praise. and i agree with all of it too !

  133. Anonymous

    July 27, 2010 at 3:52 am

    Looks like my dad. But my dad doesn't dress as cool as this man…

  134. Anonymous

    July 27, 2010 at 5:16 am

    Stylish gentlemen, I love his extra styling details

  135. caroline @ patagonia gifts

    July 27, 2010 at 8:10 am

    wow love this man… reminds me of Hugh Laurie, Dr. House… is he? perfect style.

  136. Valentine

    July 27, 2010 at 8:16 am

    What can I say…. Just perfect!
    -diary of a fashion stylist-

  137. Jazzbuff630

    July 27, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    My casual never looks this cool.

  138. Anonymous

    July 27, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    The jacket!!! Look at those shoulders.. Amazing! Does anyone have an idea of what brand it is? But since it sits so perfectly on this guy it is probably made bespoke. I want one. Badly!

    • John

      March 5, 2013 at 9:25 pm

      Did anyone ever figure out the brand of jacket?

  139. Megan

    July 27, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Though the shades are so unique, I cannot help but be drawn to the green pocket square. It and the glasses are just too perfect of a combination!

  140. didi

    July 27, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    charming !!!

  141. Star

    July 28, 2010 at 2:34 am

    Lovely photo, lovely man (could he wash his hair, though, please?), lovely almost perfect clothes…the "after thought" effect of the pocket square could have been remedied, I think, by placing it more casually into the pocket, in line with the rest of the classy, but casual, look. Makes me want to see if his shoes were up to snuff with the rest of the outfit.

  142. Anonymous

    July 28, 2010 at 5:21 am

    sooooo sexy

  143. Anonymous

    July 29, 2010 at 12:34 am

    One of the best outfits I've ever seen on the blog. Beautiful blazer, and he pairs it perfectly, only enhancing the look. WONDERFUL. I'd like him to teach other men how to dress! In fact, I could even take a hint or two from him I bet.

  144. Kathleen

    July 29, 2010 at 10:41 am

    I love this look. As classic as you can get, and the sunglasses along with the (Looks like green? dotted) pocket scarf are the perfect accessories. He is good looking and very nicely put together. I love tonality in dressing especially in the summertime!

  145. derek nguyen

    July 29, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    So clean and classy! <3 <3

  146. Anonymous

    July 30, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Hola Signore, will you marry me?

  147. J.Gruv

    July 30, 2010 at 9:26 am

    So Sexy

  148. Thinman

    July 30, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    OK, I admit, I'm getting on a bit and still think like a 25yr old. Could this gentleman please come to London and be my personal stylist.

  149. v. Braun.

    July 30, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    That's a nice jacket. Opening the second and sometimes the third or fourth button is so Italian (and French btw). When I was in Japan and wore a Yukata some (Australian) girl commented on my 'nice body' since that garment gave her a view of my upper torso…so I completely see the point in opening ones shirt like that (apart from the heat).

  150. chuck

    July 31, 2010 at 10:44 am

    Elegante!!! The only thing that throws me is the western themed belt. Makes me wonder what his footwear choice is….

  151. Gabbanaandme

    July 31, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Classic combination of style and cool……love the glasses

  152. Maya

    July 31, 2010 at 4:32 pm

  153. J.Ro

    July 31, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    I just want to drink wine with this guy.

  154. cee

    July 31, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    love the crisp top and the green pocket scarf, the glasses just add a touch of individuality.

  155. Gabbana and me

    August 1, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    The man has 'style' written all over him….love to see what he his wearing on his feet, got to be driving shoes…!!!

  156. haratsiro

    August 2, 2010 at 8:12 am

    Great Style!!!

  157. pauley

    August 7, 2010 at 3:50 am

    the jacket is the perfect length

  158. elizabeth

    August 7, 2010 at 11:16 am

    perfection. clothes fit perfectly, color scheme is beautiful — simple but still interesting, touch of green, great glasses. love.

  159. Nicola

    August 19, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    O sole mio… My gentleman here is relaxed refined and I am needing an aperitivo just thinking about sharing a lovely afternoon. Let's avoid sounding like a personal ad but simply acknowledge the nicely unbuttoned charm when we see it. Baci Tutto!

  160. meganmeenan

    September 9, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    i hope my husband looks that good wen hes older

  161. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    It's so italian. Love it!

  162. Cesare Marin

    March 26, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Great color combination, smart yet cool… love the silver bucle

    Would happily trade my first-born for the glasses !

  163. Sharmaine Wesler

    September 7, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Preach it my brother.

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