Sunday, November 4, 2007

On the Street….Beppe’s Business Casual, Milano

I always love a check shirt with a knit tie.
The red socks are nice but they really don’t make a difference to me when I look at his clothes.
Notice the green (silk?) pocket square barely peeking out, I think that is a much more interesting use of color than red socks.


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  1. Anonymous

    November 4, 2007 at 10:56 am

    I think the tie pin on a knit tie is a bit counter-effective, no? It’s like having a button-down collar on a French cuff shirt — the formality of the latter clashes with the utility of the former.

    for me, this is the wrong kind of quirky.

  2. Anonymous

    November 4, 2007 at 11:18 am

    Do tell – who is Beppe? Forgive my ignorance…

    • Linda Harris

      August 6, 2013 at 3:19 pm

      Beppe Modenese is the entrepreneurial genius who first promoted & initiated the Milan Fashion Shows in the early ’70′s in Italy & abroad through his PR firm. Fashion-wise, he was just as prolific & innovative then as he is now & I was lucky to work with him!
      L. Harris, NYC.

  3. applevenusian

    November 4, 2007 at 11:59 am

    I agree with you about the red socks. I regret the day I bought several pairs for my son. They were only meant to be worn with outfits that have red in them, but he wears them with anything and everything – jeans, sweatpants, shorts; green, light blue, orange. Too bad he’s only three and a half, otherwise I could lecture him on how to properly accessorize an outfit.

  4. Bilal

    November 4, 2007 at 12:29 pm

    I never really liked this red socks thing which seemingly is quite popular these days. Beppe looks playful in this photo.

  5. Orchid & Wasp

    November 4, 2007 at 12:49 pm

    I absolutely love her expression, as well. Adorable.

  6. Anonymous

    November 4, 2007 at 1:30 pm

    What´s this sudden `mode´ men of all ages wearing red socks? Why not green,yellow..

  7. enc

    November 4, 2007 at 3:03 pm

    Agreed. The red socks serve as a distraction here–for me, anyway. They’d have been more effective if he’d omitted the green pocket square, or if he’d been in black and white only.

  8. Emily

    November 4, 2007 at 3:29 pm

    I love a Dapper Man. And, regarding the socks, I believe it was the Birdcage in which it was said “One likes a hint of Color…”

  9. Jean

    November 4, 2007 at 4:05 pm

    Boston Red Sox fan?

  10. Yang

    November 4, 2007 at 4:27 pm

    wonderful. simplicity at its best.

  11. Butch

    November 4, 2007 at 5:34 pm

    Masterful! I’m in tie-clip heaven!

  12. lily

    November 4, 2007 at 8:25 pm

    I love his red socks! How original.


  13. Anonymous

    November 5, 2007 at 2:09 am

    So has the red-socks-with-suits thing has slid past trendy into passe? Admittedly, it is less interesting here than it was on some older posts.

  14. fashionholic

    November 5, 2007 at 4:06 am

    what a classy man :) love everything about him :)

  15. Chick

    November 5, 2007 at 8:25 am

    I agree about the socks too…makes it look like he’s trying too hard & by the way…her leggings have got to go.

  16. Eva

    November 5, 2007 at 10:17 am

    He is really striking! I think I saw him this year when I was on holiday in Rome. This persona and his ears are quite unmistakable, I think. It’s funny what the internet can do! Without your site, I’d never have recognized him. He looks great in the picture!

  17. Anonymous

    November 5, 2007 at 11:46 am

    these two seem to relish being photographed. very nice!

  18. Jason

    November 5, 2007 at 8:18 pm

    OK I am new here but the tie bar is the coolest thing here (along with the tie and the smile) And as far as double cuff shirts with button down collars that the first poster objected to, in my humble opinion there is nothing nattier for sportswear when no tie is necessary (i.e. a hot summer day)

  19. UES boy

    November 5, 2007 at 9:10 pm

    This man reminds me exactly of my late godfather, but without the tie bar and muted suspenders instead of a belt (better for older men with swelling bellies).

  20. positively the same dame

    November 6, 2007 at 11:46 am

    a sunny spot of beppe is just what i need on this gloomy day. style, charm, and more

  21. Barbara

    November 6, 2007 at 11:09 pm

    I need black pants like hers!! Any suggestions?

  22. Andrew

    November 14, 2007 at 9:37 pm

    i think what you’re forgetting is the fact that he’s Italian.

    middle-aged men have been dressing like this for decades, and in italy, it’s fairly fashionable to wear silly bright colours, often that might clash, but usually done with taste.

    i like to say, “the italian rainbow has more colours than the american”

    oh yeah and this is my first time at your site and i love it!

  23. Martine

    November 8, 2011 at 9:23 am

    I think the red socks are great and cheery. I wouldn’t have noticed the pocket square, but its fine. I like the tie bar a lot, and I think he looks charming. In any case, isn’t it a bit odd to dissect an outfit to that degree? Now we have people talking about their kids, and that is NVER a good thing.

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