I like the jacket and the French cuffs. Very nice jeans, a little on the tight side. I’m not crazy about the way the tie is knotted, although it the most casually done detail here. The coordinating helmet is a great accessory! As always, I’d like to see the shoes.
It’s true, he looks quite formal. I love the jacket and the white hankie paired with the white shirt, and the tie is also pretty. What I don’t like is when the pants are soo tight that you can even see the pocket’s lining…
And this looks more like an outfit for the early fall, not middsummer, but if he’s fesh enough and works for him, or if goes to places with air conditioning (sometimes they get freezing!) there’s no problem.
To me, the colors of the pieces make this outfit. The blue of the jacket and contrasts of the stark white of the shirt and the off white of the pants are more visually pleasing than, say, a regular navy jacket and a khaki pant.
Oh, but what a cotton jacket: the pickstitching on the lapels, the working cuff buttons, and the shoulder construction are all a far cry from my Cremieux version from Dillards!!! I dont normally like contrast stitching on light jeans, but the fit of his overrides all. Bella figura is what they say? Jorge from W Palm Beach
The shirt is white, the jeans are not. I like most of the components, but I don’t think that they work together. Swap the tight jeans for some lightweight wool slacks in the same color and the outfit would be a success. Or, exchange the shirt, tie and pocket square for a graphic t shirt and you get a great, casual look. I’m keeping the jacket in both options, because I think that jacket is great. Love the stitching on the lapels and the pockets, the patch-style pockets and the working buttons on the sleeves.
I love the jacket, and the tight jeans – perhaps too tight,half a size more would be perfect -. The shirt is ok, but i’d add some colour with a light pink one perhaps? Otherwise I’d use a taxi-driver tie rather than a common one.. What about his shoes…where they nice?
YES! Oh my goodness, you found the perfect words to describe that je-ne-sais-quoi (or should rather that cosa misteriosa) that Milanese (and maybe other Italians too) have: FORMALITY! I always saw it as a natural elegance and classyness no matter how dressed down they try to be! That is what I love about them!
I really love that shades of blue other than straight, dark Navy are making their way into the latest(and upcoming) seasons’ fashions. Even a mild color variation on a casual Navy sport coat such as this lighter shade are much more pleasing to the eye.
I love the photo. In order to understand fashion, you must to understand people, cities, cultures, everyday life. ThatÂ´s why I love this blogger. This is a great example of how different could be Milan, from Rome, or NYC… its just the way of living. Love the formality of a cotton jacket, with sexy tight jeans, the helmet and the confident smile… just a little question… WhoÂ´s this handsome guy?
this guy is sooo chic. His clothes fit him perfectly. A quarter inch smaller he would have the worst camel hump, a quarter inch looser it’d be droopy. Fabulous. Euro tailoring and fit at its best. Kudos
the pants are a bit tight for me, but the jacket is cut well and the whole look is casual but formal in a way where he would fit into a nice ristorante that might require a jacket and tie. Do the Italians even bother with that kind of formality in their eating establishments? I can well understand with the situation here in the States (people go to church in Tshirts). I think dressing and grooming well projects what a person is truly about.
Well for once the tight pants don’t allow you to tell whether or not the guy is circumsised which we too often can tell in my opinion and is indeed slightly distracting. However some will tell that we can testify that his pockets are indeed lined which is not too good either.
I would shorten the jacket and bring it it before I would loosen the jeans. Loose jeans look juevenile. However, these particular jeans bring to mind the John Waters movie, Serial Mom and the pants worn by the band being portrayed by L7… or that song by Fanny Pack.
Hard to go wrong with dark blue against a crisp white shirt. The cream tint of the trousers is better than stark white would have been. Interesting detailing on the jacket. I wouldn’t have guessed it was deep indigo denim until I looked at the details.
for all the complaints that the jeans are too tight: the man is european for heaven’s sake! clearly a different esthetic from north american ideals, and frankly, i prefer it over the saggy, baggy, crotch-dropped versions worn by men here. i’m sure no one looked at him in milan and thought, “basta! Ă¨ troppo stretto!”
This would be a nice way of fronting up to a dressage competition if you imagine he’s carrying a riding helmet. Can’t help wondering if he’s wearing long riding boots …or jodphur ankle-length ones. Enfin, like a lot of things, if he moves as if he means it, I think he gets away with the look.
Olivia: Do you think your breasts are ever “distracting” to men, or do you dress like a nun all the time? News flash: Women have breasts and men have penises – sometimes these things are apparent in the clothes we wear. Sigh… Women get to dress sexy, why not us guys?