Monday, May 24, 2010

On the Street….Back in Milano

This week I’m in Milano, and it’s already full-on summer here.

When I saw Luca for just a moment today, I was kinda surprised to see him in such a subdued color palette.

Even without his usual bold prints and dramatic pattern combination, Luca still looks great. The understated nature of his look actually helps to highlight the perfection of the Rubinacci cut and tailoring, details which are sometimes upstaged by Luca’s flair for color and pattern.


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  1. elizar33

    May 24, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    love the multiple bracelets in random colors!!!

  2. Leigh

    May 24, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    What an amazing palette of Blues!! He looks fantastic!

  3. Caroline, No.

    May 24, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    So, it's strange. Luca still hasn't called to offer his hand in marriage, yet. Let him know I'm ready and waiting, yeah?

  4. Beverly Bohan

    May 24, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Classic with personality (tie and bracelets).

  5. Emma Howard

    May 24, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    I like the mystery of a man's suit,giving him a reserved-slightly-restrained look and the bracelets add to the interesting complexity.


    May 24, 2010 at 4:06 pm


  7. Catita

    May 24, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    I love his bracelets paired in this classic man piece!
    cool style

  8. Dancing Branflake

    May 24, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    I love a tailored suit. Nothing says style like a good fit.

  9. PapaCocina

    May 24, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Love to see bold guys being pretty!


    May 24, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    His look is indeed less bold than usual, but it still looks great. I love how he's always wearing those colourful bracelets, I'd love to see a close-up of them some time :)

  11. camila

    May 24, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    i like his bracelets…
    this is a look that i have seen a lot in Milano

  12. dominĂł

    May 24, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    gorgeus!!! he is very atractive and stylish

  13. Emmanuelle

    May 24, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Love the tie and the bracelets!

  14. Gaelle

    May 24, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    His suit together with his bracelets are an interesting and refreshing mixmatch.


  15. Tessa

    May 24, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    I really like the bracelets.
    Looks nice.

  16. Tobi

    May 24, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    Fantastic tailoring I love the juxtaposition of the sharp suit and the jazzy wrist accessories!

  17. Anonymous

    May 24, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Despite the fact that I am a woman Luca Rubinacci is one of my number one sources of inspiration.

    He inspires me to embrace colour instead of being slightly afraid of it as I was in the past.

    It is funny to see him dressed this way, because this is the way I do it. Stripes, jewelry everything with details (taking little baby steps over here!).

    So thank you very much for posting Scott. It shows that I am on the right track and keeps me motivated. Just like your blog always does.

    Have a nice day.

  18. couldihavethat

    May 24, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    I love a hot bald man… love the bracelets.


    May 24, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    He looks great in all the blue. x

  20. Anonymous

    May 24, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    i love all the bracelets. everything thing about the look seems so precise and they scream playful! great combo.

  21. christina

    May 24, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Great tie. Sexy bracelets. Impeccable fitting suit. Love this guy.

  22. Kaila

    May 24, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    LOVEE his bracelets!!

  23. Anonymous

    May 24, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    I think you've posted him before – he always looks pristine. Dressed like a true gent, never trendy, but what are the little bracelets all about?

  24. Anonymous

    May 24, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    love the bracelets! he looks fabulous

  25. Old Housecoat

    May 24, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    I am sending this picture directly to my husband. This is how a man with a slender build should look in his suit at all times.
    No matter how much I mention it and no matter how many examples I show him, he insists on wearing his suits just a little too big. I don't know what to do – it makes me want to scream!
    (Plus I believe it reflects poorly on me as his wife.)
    Thanks again for yet another example of how it can be done right. Thank you for helping me try to help him!

    P.S.- Where are his cuffs? Do Italian men really wear short sleeve shirts? Say it ain't so!

  26. Michael Q.

    May 24, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    Is he wearing a short sleeve shirt? Where are his cuffs?

    It's interesting to see his relatively "wide" lapels when skinny ones are so in right now.

  27. Interior Monkey

    May 24, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    Love the bracelets- they add a great pop of color making the outfit more chic and more fun.

  28. Ninjagaiden78

    May 24, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    The cut of that suit is incredible. Luca is looking great.

  29. Fazal

    May 24, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    The bracelets & the knot of the tie highlight each other

  30. The Photodiarist

    May 24, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Love the mix of boho string bracelets with such an impeccable suit.

  31. Henri

    May 24, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    beautiful suit, and I think the bracelets just add personality. beautiful.

  32. Visual by Eveline L.

    May 24, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    the tailoring certainly does look good but what really strikes me about his look is the simplicity and formality of the suit in contrast with those bracelets.

  33. agnes szucs

    May 24, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Now, this looks fantastic!
    I didn't like the previous Milanese look that much. But this is what I would expect from an Italian guy… Very elengant, but still casual and cool in a way… look at those small beaded bracelets… love them!

  34. The Vegaran

    May 24, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    He looks so lovely, very dapper. I really like how he is wearing those beaded bracelets (I think), they actually look perfect with the suit.

  35. Alice Olive

    May 24, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Oh, wow. Love this. Gentlemanly elegance. The blue is beautiful. I love how simple and (almost) unadorned this is.

  36. amy

    May 24, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    I love a nice blue suit. The 80s gave them such a bad reputation, but this is full-on Cary Grant.

  37. Myles

    May 24, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    There is a certain casual elegance of the knitted tie that I love.

  38. Anonymous

    May 24, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    What's with all his bracelets?

  39. teresa

    May 24, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    of i do not know him personally, but i think his flair shines through in his accessories. Those bracelets tell a completely different story than the suit (which is a killer cut).

  40. I V E S T I T I !

    May 24, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    Those armbands with that perfect suit is such a good match…

  41. Alicja

    May 24, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Lovely deep blue color of his jacket. I love it! Details as bracelet and tie show his individual style.

  42. Taylor

    May 24, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    He looks wonderful, I think the bracelets are my favorite part. Such a beachy, even tribal look to complement a totally professional one.

  43. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    May 24, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    Obviously he knows lots more about fashion than I do, but I dont see shirt sleeves anywhere near the cuffs of his jacket, short sleeves perhaps? Could it be? We are looking up his right arm and even there we can't see the sleeve…

  44. SabinePsynopsis

    May 24, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Genius combination – all these blues together with the cravat and the bangles. Molto elegante!

  45. Bell

    May 24, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    If Luca is not dressed in an impeccable suit, I will not go. His tailoring is wonderful and is very handsome and elegant

  46. BrutaLBudget

    May 24, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    the ties a nice touch. the different directions of stripes look great. love the blog.

  47. Linda

    May 24, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    I love the hints of color thru the tiny bracelets and lined tie.

  48. Thais Weiller

    May 24, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    Milano is one of the best places to spot great outfits loke those. Something between the italian informality and high fashion codes… Love it.

  49. abataba

    May 24, 2010 at 7:24 pm


  50. Anonymous

    May 24, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    I love this blue suit, or is it a jacket with unmatching pants? He is always very elegant.

  51. Justin T

    May 24, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Magnificent….that's all.

  52. Anonymous

    May 24, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    I love the pocket detail.

  53. Hannah

    May 24, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    I love the pocket detail on the jacket.

  54. Anonymous

    May 24, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    He used that same tie in a previous shot, the one with whom I believe was his father

  55. The Totally Vain Lorraine

    May 24, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Hey cool bracelets, cool suit, cool tie, cool everything! This guy's got style.

  56. kathrynnova

    May 24, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    The blue is that of the sky just after the sun has set.

    I like his personal addition to the ensemble with his bracelets.

  57. Anonymous

    May 24, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Beautiful tie!!!!
    The cut of that jacket is quite boxy and actually, a little outdated, IMHO. I

  58. KohCo

    May 24, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    The suit is impeccably cut and just perfect
    But what really makes this outfit special for me is the slightly unexpected bohemian touch of the bracelets.


    PS. I should also say – LOVED the post on dandy gentlemans store in Belgium! I'd totally visit!

  59. Anonymous

    May 24, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    I like the fact that the last two post show men with classically tailored coats, and not overly tailored tight suits.

  60. rebekah

    May 24, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    A horizontally striped tie!! Now, that's unique! You always see vertical, but never horizontal. I love that the look is subtle and doesn't detract from his beautiful, beautiful face.

  61. Anonymous

    May 24, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    the bracelets look silly on a grown man. My teenage daughters wear many bracelets like this…it suits them better.

  62. Anonymous

    May 24, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    love those ironic bracelets!! looove them!

  63. corve

    May 24, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    love this

  64. Anonymous

    May 25, 2010 at 12:28 am

    He is the hottest man I've seen……… ever.

  65. Friend in Fashion

    May 25, 2010 at 1:36 am

    This is a great photo – love how the background picks up on the orange accents in the tie.

    Friend in Fashion

  66. Anonymous

    May 25, 2010 at 2:09 am

    Yum. That's all.

  67. Anonymous

    May 25, 2010 at 2:25 am

    Great looking suit and overall combination of colours. Don't really like short sleeve shirts however.

  68. Liya

    May 25, 2010 at 2:58 am

    Luca has an amazing style! I really enjoy his shots in your book too :)

  69. Yanes Alicante

    May 25, 2010 at 3:26 am


    May 25, 2010 at 3:43 am

    Italian elegance at its best! Lovely!

  71. Thomas

    May 25, 2010 at 4:03 am

    The bracelets are still a nice touch…

  72. karnit

    May 25, 2010 at 4:20 am

    I always appreciate your eye for dressing sensibility.

  73. CĂ©ci

    May 25, 2010 at 4:54 am

    elegantissimo! what a man. what a style. gorgeous

  74. supercalifragilisticespiallidocious

    May 25, 2010 at 5:05 am

    haha the bracelets , real nice touch : )

  75. Anonymous

    May 25, 2010 at 5:22 am

    I've never seem him before, and I'm not usually one for bald men – but this guy is sexy as hell.

  76. Anonymous

    May 25, 2010 at 5:41 am

    This is the greatest example of a man who successfully combines the job and his own personality. Who says that a suit has to be boring?

    replica relojes

  77. Mira

    May 25, 2010 at 5:51 am

    Loves it! =)

  78. istanbulfashionaddict

    May 25, 2010 at 6:39 am

    Bracelets are not really cool with a power suit.he seems he just left the beach and put on a power jacket.

  79. Anonymous

    May 25, 2010 at 6:57 am

    Hhhuuuugggeeee shoulderpads! 80's is back.

  80. MELISSA Z.

    May 25, 2010 at 7:22 am

    Love this blue. Very elegant but unconventional!

  81. john Wesley

    May 25, 2010 at 7:41 am

    What if you crossed a hippie beach bum with and elegant debonair dude?


    p.s.–I swear pants and jacket do not match. Presumably this is a serious sartorial breach. So what! Style trumps dogma!

  82. Maja

    May 25, 2010 at 7:43 am

    I loved the last picture of Luca you posted in January and to see him now in this suit is kind of a surprise. But I love it, he seems to have this special attitude you can't describe.

  83. Nadine2point0

    May 25, 2010 at 8:15 am

    He looks great but for me it's a bit dull. Maybe because I have seen so much fantastic colour lately!

  84. Anonymous

    May 25, 2010 at 8:19 am

    OH Luca…


    May 25, 2010 at 8:30 am

    love the combo of the bracelets with the muted suit.
    i also like his rugged unshaven look.
    he's got this thing down to a t.

  86. Enzo AGC

    May 25, 2010 at 8:43 am

    Shoulders are too strong

  87. no-more-wire-hangers

    May 25, 2010 at 8:55 am

    <3 Luca's style!!

    Hes dreamy :)

  88. the F word

    May 25, 2010 at 9:03 am

    the poeple in milan dress soo well i love it there

  89. Muhammad Huzaifa Ali

    May 25, 2010 at 9:09 am

    Really nice blog keep up the good work

    Muhammad Huzaifa

  90. Anonymous

    May 25, 2010 at 9:38 am

    What a handsome man!
    He does look very confident on his outfit and I love the touch of "many colors" on the bracelets as well.

  91. Christina

    May 25, 2010 at 9:42 am

    Luca always looks hot, but what's with the colored bracelets? They actually work for him because he's a hot Italian man, but if I saw a guy here wearing them, I probably wouldn't have the same opinion…

  92. proletarian Great Gatsby

    May 25, 2010 at 10:32 am

    I'm not original.I also love the tie (i want it)and the idea of wearing the classic suit with bracelets.Cool!

  93. Juliet

    May 25, 2010 at 11:50 am

    I love blue suits!

    juliet xxx

  94. BlumeBloom

    May 25, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    I kept scrolling for a pop of pink!
    Lovely, nonetheless!

  95. Natasha

    May 25, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    the suit is beautiful but i think my favourite part are also the bracelets, they really show it's summer time, and make it just a tad more relaxed

  96. everyday a floor show

    May 25, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    smart but enough wit the bracelets already.

  97. thwany

    May 25, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    love those braclets

  98. Mumei

    May 25, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    this is the first outfit of luca's that you've posted that i really really like. i generally find his outfits far too busy.

    fantastic cut and colour and he still sneaks in a little personal flair with the bracelets.

  99. Noelle

    May 25, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    he looks fantastic, very cool for summer but super hot!

  100. lovefool

    May 25, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    the bracelets! such a wonder contradiction.

  101. Anonymous

    May 25, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Searching through all your photos of him, he does favor strong shoulders and wide lapels. They look good on him. They look good on most men, current fashion notwithstanding. That's all that matters.

  102. princess glee

    May 25, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    It's ok to count me as one of the many Luca admirers. Short sleeves would be very practical under a jacket in warm weather wouldn't it? I think it's the perfect solution. Maybe when the jacket comes off so does the tie?

  103. B

    May 25, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    i love his bracelets on both wrists. it takes a certain kinda guy to pull of bracelets and a suit with such sophistication.

  104. Prutha

    May 25, 2010 at 6:55 pm

  105. Anonymous

    May 25, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    That tie…

  106. Anonymous

    May 25, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    The power of posture, indeed…and the perfect fit too.


  107. One Man's Style

    May 25, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Hey Scott,

    Whats up with the Shirt Sleeves/Cuffs…short sleeve shirt? or just sleeves up high?

  108. Jacqueline

    May 26, 2010 at 2:26 am

    Goodness gracious – gorgeous! for men

  109. Raul Villalobos

    May 26, 2010 at 4:39 am

    Love the tie, love the strong blue, just the right amount of color with the bracelets and the light blue shirt really shines due to his tan. Once again Luca delivers.

  110. Poivre Monkey

    May 26, 2010 at 8:07 am

    his jacket color is amazing

  111. Anonymous

    May 26, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Brilliant outfit, I just keep wondering where his cuffs went..

  112. Anonymous

    May 26, 2010 at 8:41 am

    Subtlety is a great asset that really makes an outfit stand out, if the looks is put together well. Shirt cuffs? Makes me wonder if his sleeves are too short. All in all, this is the utmost show of respect to other people to take such pride in yourself.

  113. Fernando Dasilva

    May 26, 2010 at 9:07 am

    Very "daliciuus" look! Love the twisted way of putting "dressy" and casual elements together and the bracelets are hot hot hot…love all…

  114. TorontoVerve.:

    May 26, 2010 at 11:45 am

    That suit fits him well.

  115. Alessandra Z.

    May 26, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    i hope to meet you, a day, in Venice…
    ciao Alessandra

  116. ANGIE

    May 26, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    nice suit and nice bracelets !!!

  117. fashionsdirtylaundry

    May 26, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Wow, tie. Wow, tied tie. Remarkable!

  118. Anonymous

    May 26, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    I'd like to reiterate the many comments that have been left admiring the bracelets! Love how there's this unexpected touch to the formal suit, these bohemian style bracelets. So subtle, yet they make the outfit different.

  119. Erica

    May 26, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    I always love seeing Luca. What I love the best about him are his bracelets. They are so colorful and unexpected- they add a real finish to his outfits!

  120. Anonymous

    May 26, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Or is it 'the posture of power'?


  121. ...

    May 27, 2010 at 3:59 am

    Love the contrast between the suit and all the colored bracelets… It's quite fun and unexpexted!

  122. Loulou a la francaise

    May 27, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    I adore Luca. He is my colour inspiration. I like the fact that i'm not the only person with a bracelet obsession!

  123. Reader, The : )

    May 27, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    The bracelets are a great touch. They're so… wow. Yet not over-whelming. Really a likable look.. makes you smile. :)

  124. Anonymous

    May 28, 2010 at 3:17 am

    How many men love the bracelets? I know I don't.

    Perhaps more substantial bracelets would work but the ones he has on look plastic and cheap, and doesn't quite work to give the highly tailored suiting a casual air.

  125. Mick

    May 29, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    mmmmmmm, it is a bit rock v dapper, he has to work in fashion, a shop in milan perhaps? not sure if most bosses would take to his look in your normal business type environment, but wouldn't it be great if they did!

    again, in general, what i always see on the sartorialist is proud, stong and stylish men from all around the world. why is it that for most part, irish men are brutal when it comes to style. i really should have been born italian, french, londonish, new yorkish!

    as always, such a buzz to pop in now and again and see what the rest of world are up too. thank you mr sartorialist for keeping this so alive!


  126. Anonymous

    May 29, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    does anyone know who makes the tie??

  127. Anonymous

    May 30, 2010 at 5:16 am

    As a guy, I never would have thought women would love the bracelet look so much. I shy away from jewelry myself… perhaps that's a bad thing.

    I think what works here is his skin tone, the color of his facial hair, and his eyes. They work great with the colors in the tie and of the shirt.

    I found myself telling my girlfriend I can't wait until I'm done losing my hair. I currently shave it but once it's all gone up top, I may go with this look.

  128. Joshua

    May 30, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Beautiful suit and tie aside, this is a wonderful photograph. A study in blue and orange, warm and cool.

  129. Kani Jiang

    May 30, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    business man<3


  130. pumkyn

    May 31, 2010 at 12:41 am

    don't you love the bracelets though?

  131. Anonymous

    May 31, 2010 at 10:26 am

    Italian elegance at its best! Lovely!

  132. Anonymous

    June 1, 2010 at 7:32 am

    this might be just perfect in every sense. i do notnfancy the man but the suit is great

  133. Anonymous

    June 1, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    One word – perfect!

  134. bird of light

    June 2, 2010 at 5:59 am

    This conservative color choice of Luca's is only defied perfectly by his "friendship bracelets" ;) the colorful wrist twist he has used to convey approachability and individual relaxed style. The gold ribbon detailing of his tie is a good color on him, he looks clean and crisp!

    x bird.

  135. Narcissus

    June 7, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    on a recent trip to Milan, I saw this man for real, so elegant.

  136. ΕΦ

    June 7, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    I braciali -se lo dico bene!- fanno la differenza! Nonostante che i suoi vestiti siano un p

  137. ChloeMillaCwy

    June 7, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    Awesome tie!

  138. Ingrid RJ

    June 9, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Il est beau ce jeune homme

  139. Dale

    June 11, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    great beads – what a combo!

  140. Anonymous

    June 13, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    nice friendship bracelets… :-|

  141. Anders

    June 19, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Nice spalla camicia.

  142. Anonymous

    June 28, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Luca looks as dapper as always.

    First let me comment on some earlier posts: Someone mentioned maybe he's wearing a short sleeved shirt; I think he just left the cuffs undone so they have peeled back. Classic "sprezzatura" touch. And then someone said "obviously he knows more about fashion than I do". I'd say it's style rather than fashion. The guy has it in his blood. 4th generation of the Rubinacci Tailoring house I believe.

    But then some critique. The bracelets feel a bit old. When people in H&M and Zara suits starts wearing them it's time to switch to something new. Ok, that's fashion… I contradict myself.

  143. Zbarsky

    July 3, 2010 at 4:57 am

    I love the bracelets with this outfit. It works so well!

  144. Anonymous

    August 20, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    given the burst of color at the knot of the tie, it appears that he's chosen to wear his tie "backwards." truly fascinating.

  145. Anonymous

    September 3, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    This guy thinks the bracelets are great and where can I get them. Please post or send me a link, beaded ones like this are tough to find. [email protected]

  146. mode

    February 16, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Superbe tenue :p

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