Tuesday, June 15, 2010

On the Street….Back at Pitti, Florence


I should be back on a more consistent posting schedule for the next several weeks, if not for the rest of the summer.

I am really inspired by some of the young guys that I’m meeting at Pitti. They seem to appreciate the elements of quality that great menswear can offer and yet approach and use these elements in a more modern and experimental way.


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  1. Chlöe

    June 15, 2010 at 4:52 pm


  2. Green Been

    June 15, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    love it!

  3. Anonymous

    June 15, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Great colours, great hair! A nice beard on a man is a good, good thing…va

  4. Anna

    June 15, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    nice phone, too.


    June 15, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    like his attitude !!
    excellent !

  6. Brannon Rhys

    June 15, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    The dark shoes as a contrast to the light jacket, where most men would use the freedom to go with lighter leather on the shoes, is so good. Perfect twinge of subtle modernity

  7. Jennie Nhi Nguyen

    June 15, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    nice blazer, I love the color of it!

    xx http://asianeyedgirl.blogspot.com/

  8. puderfee

    June 15, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    I like how he combines the butter-yellow sakko with the light blue chemise.

  9. Valentine

    June 15, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    He's so stylish… I wish all men would dress like him!

    -the life of a Belgian stylist-

  10. SarahPeslar

    June 15, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    Wow love the color contrasing, so unique!


  11. Sarah

    June 15, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Love the caramel laces on the shoes, what a great detail!

  12. The Styleograph

    June 15, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    this picture is awesome…everytime an inspiration

  13. Global Girl

    June 15, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    From head to toe..very smart looking!

  14. Bianca

    June 15, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    the colors are so harmonious: the butter yellow jacket, light blue shirt, navy tie. you could actually see this color combo in someone's home. its warm and inviting. having the dark pants and shoes draws the eyes upward, so you are inclined to notice the face of the man and not necessarily the outfit first.

  15. Sara

    June 15, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    His shoes are amazing! :)


  16. The Gent.

    June 15, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    The look is amazing, very nice picture, I was wathicing the live streaming of your intreview in Barcelona and you said something about a tv. show, I think we´re all going to be very happy if that show can be online because that is the esence of what you so please keep that in mind.
    You have an excelent (and Garance)so make the best fashion tv show.
    Thnak you very much, kepp surprising us.
    p.d. Whre can I find your book in Mexico?

  17. TaxiShoes

    June 15, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    I love the colour of his jacket, it's wonderful and unique…I'd die to have a similar piece.

  18. Elaine

    June 15, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    I love it. That cream/peach jacket is delicious.

    clothed much, a modest fashion blog

  19. hilaryinspired

    June 15, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    SO excited to see more!


  20. Prêt à Porter P

    June 15, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Pitti party! Sorry I couldn't resist. Your pitti posts are really some of my favorites.

  21. wallace

    June 15, 2010 at 6:10 pm

  22. tash

    June 15, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Is that Sasha Baron Cohen? Love!


  23. Francesca

    June 15, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    i love wearing yellow accents, brings a pop of unexpected color!


    lekisskiss.blogspot.com <– Texas gal bloggin fashion from NYC!

  24. L. Aquino

    June 15, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    Fabulously Fierce in all totallity!

  25. Anonymous

    June 15, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    I love the colour of this jacket, it is very modern. Also, the combination of the dark pants with the light jacket is surprising and works well.

  26. NobodyKnowsMarc

    June 15, 2010 at 6:57 pm

  27. Lee Oliveira

    June 15, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Very interesting pic! I would only change his lace ups for black!
    Apart from that.. Great style!

    Check out my fashion blog

  28. Anonymous

    June 15, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    WOW! I'm a girl and I'm so excited to try on a look inspired by this!

  29. Taylor

    June 15, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Can I be daring and say that the background in this photo does all the talking? I mean, his outfit is sensational. I love it. But I love Florence more!

  30. Elle Stallings

    June 15, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Dashing… he reminds me of modern Mr. Darcy. Love your blog.

  31. nueve

    June 15, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Donde encuentras hombres tan guapos???????

  32. Tiffany

    June 15, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    I think the word quality best describes this pics. It's beautiful!
    Check your credit

  33. Lee Oliveira

    June 15, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Those shoes really make that look

    Lee x


  34. The Sluice Box

    June 15, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    If this were a magazine, I'd tear the page out. Instead, I'll save the image. Great inspiration.


  35. Flávia

    June 15, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Greattttttt !!!
    I´m from Bahia (Brsil ). I love so much your Blog !!!

  36. Anonymous

    June 15, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Yes, do love your blog and tell people about it all the time. Inspirational for all in the creative endeavors. Great style this Florence guy has. Maybe it is my conservatism in dress but the shoe laces seem to detract from the wonderful balance he has attained with all of the wonderful contrasts of coat to shirt to trousers. Beautiful shot.

  37. rEVOLVEr

    June 15, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    The best part of this outfit is that ir makes you think "I am copying this inmediately!!! I love this look so much, I just can't express how much, I totally need to try it" then you realize you have all those elements in your wardrobe already, you just hadn't had the "brilliance" to do it… If we just spent more time looking at what we already own and trying new things we could all inspire each other a lot more.

  38. The Red Umbrella

    June 15, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Well put together!

  39. the nickel fit

    June 15, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    i'm enjoying the light brown laces.

  40. MissHippie

    June 15, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    I am enjoying the innovative approaches from Menswear these days.

  41. Lisa

    June 15, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    Can't say it better, love Italian men!

  42. This Time Now

    June 15, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    I like his fro'


  43. amy

    June 15, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    I agree with the other commenters that the watch over the cuff is really unique.

    Almost like a wrist belt. That tells the time…

  44. green lantern

    June 15, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    SART, Thank you very much. This is a sweet little ensemble here. I like linen and suede any day. This is indeed the updated "soft" look with un-construction. The slim fit pants substitute nicely for the old loose linen pant look. Love this, love this.

  45. Anonymous

    June 15, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    Fantastic color jacket, and with the light blue shirt, wow! Cuffs on the shirt must be so perfectly fit to wear with the watch over it, and brown laces compliment his oh so cool afro. He could even add a little color to the socks to make the whole ensemble pop even more. Makes me happy.

  46. Andrea @ Andrea Reh

    June 15, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    I love the camel shoelaces – such a nice contrast, and ties in nicely with the buttons on the blazer.



  47. fidele

    June 16, 2010 at 12:03 am


  48. m.edwin

    June 16, 2010 at 12:20 am

    i'm a big fan of those brown suede wingtips with the contrasting laces, and the entire look really; except for the watch over the shirt. i know stylish guys have done this, but i can't seem to warm up to it.

  49. Anonymous

    June 16, 2010 at 12:28 am

    The watchband around the cuff is something I'll definatley try – It's certainly a strange touch, but an interesting one, and a small one which people will pick out and really think about. Sure the colours give you an overall impression, but the abovementioned two interesting details make someone think even harder about this man.

  50. Anonymous

    June 16, 2010 at 12:36 am

    My favourite bit is the lighter laces, but I'd happily do without the beard..in fact now I look again it's not the beard that bothers me, it's the hair; I'd like to see it shorter or longer enough to be messy-looking. Is he wearing a wrist-support on his right wrist? There appear to be a couple of blue bands & that's all I can think they might be…

  51. Kristijonas

    June 16, 2010 at 12:58 am

    That is what I'm talking about here – a nice reboot to your blog. This is a fantastic outfit. I love the entire ensemble – the shoes, the coat, the colors. The dude just fits it. And the Agnelli-like watch wearing actually fits together well. Keep putting out stuff like this – this is what inspires me.

  52. Gil

    June 16, 2010 at 1:05 am

    ONE WORD, FANTASTIC! Who is this guy? He's is bad-a*@

  53. nyc/caribbean ragazza

    June 16, 2010 at 1:57 am

    I love his use of color.

    The cut of his clothes is impeccable.

  54. MJCK

    June 16, 2010 at 3:14 am

    The shoes are in a nice contrast with the stone, even that matches!Perfect photo and perfect outfit. And I love his hair and beard. Because once again, I just love beards.:)

  55. Adalia

    June 16, 2010 at 3:14 am

    hmm..if all men can be just appreciative of menswear as the young men you've met in Pitti!



  56. Michael from Vienna

    June 16, 2010 at 3:16 am

    the watchband around the cuff thing is a cheap agnielli rip-off. that style is simply too iconic to be copied. that doesn't work on anybody else, sorry!

  57. Mr Bumper

    June 16, 2010 at 3:44 am

    I love the contrasting laces on his shoes.

  58. susanne

    June 16, 2010 at 3:52 am

    Reading your blogpost; I so want to go there! :)
    Just to look.

    Or I might send my brother!! lol

  59. daphne d.

    June 16, 2010 at 4:11 am

    he looks like joel coen. oh yes, flawless style as well. so many colors, yet perfectly matched. and sophisticated. and love the watch over the sleeve. unusual, in a good way.

  60. J.Ro

    June 16, 2010 at 4:13 am

    Sacha Baron Cohen, with style… Approved.


  61. Anonymous

    June 16, 2010 at 4:18 am

    love the colors mix interesting !!!

  62. Lola Sparks

    June 16, 2010 at 4:57 am

    the guys looks amazing!
    always loved the blog

    kudos x

  63. Ro

    June 16, 2010 at 5:18 am

    all i want for next Christmas is him!

  64. Off the List

    June 16, 2010 at 5:26 am

    It's the likes of this fellow that always make me feel so scruffy in Italy…

  65. tanïa

    June 16, 2010 at 5:30 am

    He somehow reminds me of german singer Max Herre, but Max has the certain bit more coolness and nonchalance… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KyOyAPYSlk

  66. Clifford Lau

    June 16, 2010 at 5:56 am

    Look at the way he wears his watch. Rocks.

  67. Elena

    June 16, 2010 at 6:01 am

    Super stylish. (faint)

  68. Elena

    June 16, 2010 at 6:04 am

    super stylish. heart it.(faint)

  69. Anonymous

    June 16, 2010 at 6:31 am

    Does anybody recognize the mobile phone ?

  70. Lanie

    June 16, 2010 at 6:43 am

    i love this! especially how his laces contrast his shoes.

  71. Fabio LE CALZATURE

    June 16, 2010 at 6:50 am

    I can only say, fantastico!

  72. Eda

    June 16, 2010 at 6:55 am

    He's really inspiring.

  73. Petter

    June 16, 2010 at 7:09 am

    Clean, simple and sophisticated!

  74. Cloudy

    June 16, 2010 at 8:05 am

    HOTTTIIEEE!!! What's the virtual equivalent of a wolf- whistle?

  75. key

    June 16, 2010 at 8:11 am

    So many details to his effortless look; luv the watch worn on the shirtcuff… and is that a turquoise bracelet on his right wrist?

  76. MGF

    June 16, 2010 at 8:27 am

    the watch over the sleeve is great

  77. Joanna Roman

    June 16, 2010 at 9:08 am

    Brilliant! All elements of his outfit so carefully chosen in every, single, smallest detail!!
    He really looks great / makes impression

  78. dylans

    June 16, 2010 at 10:32 am

    The watch worn over the shirt is a distinguishing feature of Gianni Agnelli back in the italian 70s.. >>

  79. Álvaro

    June 16, 2010 at 10:38 am

    great jacket&shoes


  80. Anonymous

    June 16, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Ah,your pitti posts are really some of my favorites.
    Love his look, except perhaps the colour of his jacket.

  81. duanej

    June 16, 2010 at 10:56 am

    I desperately need to embark upon a shopping trip to Italy.

  82. Juan Manuel Trejo Sánchez

    June 16, 2010 at 11:05 am

    Classical blue shirt, black pants enhanced; I would've never thought of using a light-beige (what color is it?) jacked and brown laces, very original.

    And what's with Italians and the watch over the cuff thing?

    Are you considering visiting Mexico sometime? You'd find interesting styles here too!

  83. Keith

    June 16, 2010 at 11:36 am

    That is totally fantastic and inspiring.

  84. Davidikus

    June 16, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    Great style. Very Italian: a lot of thought has gone into the style, yet it does not look overdone or over the top!

    Thanks for the post.


  85. Taylor Boyle

    June 16, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Sart has actually spent several posts on one of his fashion icons, Gianni Agnelli, in the early days of this blog. Look back through '08 and you should find them. The watch over the cuff is pure Agnelli.

  86. fashionsdirtylaundry

    June 16, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    The best part of the outfit is how he wears his watch over his shirt cuff!

  87. Anonymous

    June 16, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    I can't believe someone is asking about his phone…. There is so much more going on here than a dumb cell phone.

  88. Elena Vasilieva

    June 16, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    nice photo. great scene


  89. Anonymous

    June 16, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    wow…he's hot.

  90. Liz S

    June 16, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Tiffany said that "quality" describes this image–I was searching for the right words and I don't think I could find a better description.
    Love how his dark hair, beard and glasses are highlighted by the lighter jacket. The shoes are awesome too.

  91. The Senator

    June 16, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Seth Green


    June 17, 2010 at 3:43 am

    great jackets…great shot


    June 17, 2010 at 4:13 am

    this picture is awesome…great inspiration

  94. The Shabby and The Chic

    June 17, 2010 at 8:41 am

    Great styling: particularly loving the detail of having the watch rest above the cuff of the shirt.

  95. SartorialStudent

    June 17, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Lovely combination of subtle colours and the watch over the cuff is very Gianni Agnelli!

  96. heady

    June 18, 2010 at 9:26 am

    love the look. the shoes. the jacket. all well put together.

  97. DiamondVirgin.com

    June 18, 2010 at 9:40 am

    great style. Love it!


  98. Arash Mazinani

    June 20, 2010 at 9:22 am

    I really love this look


  99. Anonymous

    June 20, 2010 at 10:31 am

    the watch over the cuff is actually a fairly common trend (if a little old fasioned) from italiant man. however, in general, this is used when the watch is too big to fit underneath the tailored cuff which is not the case here (since the watch is so flat). It therefore is a little too much, especially on the part of a young man, and shows that he is not a natural dresser. IE: I would drop the watch, the rest is fine.

  100. Anonymous

    June 21, 2010 at 3:31 am

    Crazy-face Maradonna is running the watch over the cuff at the World Cup. In fact, dude's running one on each wrist.

  101. Featureless

    June 22, 2010 at 8:38 am

    Wa .
    I love his hair, his shoes, his trousers, all !

  102. Jonathan

    June 23, 2010 at 6:47 am

    Cool and calm.

  103. michaelthurin

    June 23, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Check out his watch! He is wearing it over his shirt, no? Che figgo! Lui e' bravissimo.

  104. Anonymous

    June 23, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    as a skateboarder who reads this blog, can we get some details about this location? Anyone know the neighborhood?

  105. Anonymous

    June 26, 2010 at 1:05 am

    WOW! Screech cleans up pretty good :)

  106. Anonymous

    July 10, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    It must be the actor in this movie. otherwise, he has a very good look-alike

  107. Anonymous

    September 1, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    I want him.

  108. Oley

    September 6, 2010 at 11:44 am

    yes yes, i could see you experimenting in the laboratory. i shall pass you the beaker oneday.

  109. Koen

    August 1, 2011 at 10:46 am

    It’s always making me happy to look around, and now it looks all 2011 ! Amazing,

  110. voplstudio

    August 7, 2017 at 8:52 am

    Don’t understand why watch over cuff doesn’t look so good on girls

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