Wednesday, June 27, 2012

On the Street….Compare & Contrast, Milan


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  1. Simbarashe

    June 27, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    I really like no. 2. Love the colours, plus it’s hard coupling stripes with camouflage and pulling it off.

  2. Heliana De Col

    June 27, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Muito elegante e em boa forma!

  3. Natasha Fatah

    June 27, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Wow – what a transformation!!

    ~Natasha Fatah~
    ~Natasha Fatah~

  4. Tina @ Tinacious Me

    June 27, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    oh my! The contrast!

  5. Peter

    June 27, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    So sharp and well-tailored. The sunglasses are minimal and on-point. But the pairing of the striped orange shirt with the camo cargo pants is something I haven’t seen. And that fan is very fun! If I had to pick, I like #1 the most.

    x Peter @ http://low–

  6. J Umm

    June 27, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    very slick

  7. Matilde

    June 27, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    The italian people!

    -from Turin with Love-

  8. Miss K

    June 27, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    I’m a fan of the man with the fan!

  9. Susie

    June 27, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Love them both – such a strong vibe coming from each photo.

    Sea and Swank

  10. Opposite Lipstick

    June 27, 2012 at 4:18 pm

  11. steven

    June 27, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    i like the suit better! there is a huge difference in outfits! =)

  12. irene

    June 27, 2012 at 4:21 pm

  13. Chahrazad

    June 27, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Is it the same person? They look a bit like each other, but on the other hand, not. Love the first picture! Looking away, with his sunglasses & the suite. And on the second picture, with the little detail.


  14. Bey

    June 27, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    I’ll take the one on top for $1000, Mr. Trebek…

  15. An Maliq

    June 27, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    How much I like Italian sense of style! Both looks are gorgeous ))

  16. MrEssentialist

    June 27, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Camouflage pants!

  17. Gentlemeter

    June 27, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    I like the light earth tone suits with white shirts. Totally in line with my taste.

  18. Natalie

    June 27, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    the first gent looks so stylish

  19. ray ray

    June 27, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    The dude can rock casual chic! Top picture has a Clooney in Lake Como vibe: bottom has that boho Peter Beard in Africa look. Either way, these are cool summer looks….gentlemen, take note!

  20. [email protected]

    June 27, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    No argument that the second look is interesting, but I prefer the classic look of the summer suit and open-at-the-neck white shirt.

  21. Samira

    June 27, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    I love that suit!!!

  22. Votre Amie

    June 27, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Ah, handsome, elegant and chic up top, all funky and fun on the bottom!

  23. Eva

    June 27, 2012 at 5:20 pm


    June 27, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    I like their outfits!!

  25. Xana Athens

    June 27, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Αιώνιοι Ιταλοί!!!

  26. Sevan

    June 27, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    White shirt+light taupe suit+round sunglasses=elegance.
    On the second photo, great color combo with the shirt and the fan, but the camo pants ? Not a fan.

  27. Alice

    June 27, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    The contrast is huge so a comparison is almost impossible. The first look screams elegence and the other casualty. But I do prefer a more tailored look (especially when paired with cool vintage sunglasses) because it reminds me of gentlemen.

  28. kay

    June 27, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    once again, the pocket square elevates what is already a fantastic look.

  29. Elizabeth

    June 27, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    The second photo is so effortless)) He isn’t bothered with the feminine fan)

  30. Serdane

    June 27, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Love the both picture which show that ana can be the opposite just with his outfits. It depends of the style.

  31. Ad

    June 27, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    #1: he is swoon-worthy perfection, and it seems effortless.

    #2: although interesting, it looks like he’s trying tooooo hard.

    otherwise: brilliant, as ever, capturing the various facets of the same individual… even if it does make me wonder if he is a mild fashion schizophrenic.

  32. Juanita

    June 27, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Love, love, love the fan! Essential item on a hot day and I have them in every colour – my favorite practical accessory!

  33. JM

    June 27, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Love the simple timeless look in the the first photo.

  34. Topol

    June 27, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    First look: dapper, masculine, sexy

    Second look: Fun fashion but the fan and chain look affected.

  35. Kat

    June 27, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    I have to ask. Do you do much editing to these photos? If so, amazing job. If not, wow!

  36. Sacred & Profane Designs

    June 27, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Handsome mature man No.1 is definately my style! Very James Bond at Italy..

  37. Robert

    June 27, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    I’ go with number 1, but I agree, you can’t dress in Zegna every day. Cool pics, nice contrast. Cheers. :: Photography+Fashion+Rants

  38. What Is The New Black

    June 27, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Yeah definitely prefer the first outfit! Very cool and mysterious…

  39. Name*

    June 27, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    they are not the same person. you can tell by comparing their ears :)

  40. Marcus

    June 27, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    He went from James Bond to Tommy Chong!

  41. Alessandra Frega

    June 27, 2012 at 7:04 pm

  42. sue

    June 27, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Same guy? I’ll take No.1 everytime…

  43. Giuseppe

    June 27, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    I like no. 1. He dresses his age. Elegant, cool. No. 2? A bowl of M & M’s.

  44. Gordon

    June 27, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    For me, the first guy is nearly perfect. Every detail is just right…nice lapel, interesting white shirt, pocket square, great hair, nice glasses, etc. The second guy looks like Willem DaFoe cross dressing between Platoon and Miss Saigon. If you look like an escapee from a spoof movie set, you’re trying too hard. But, he does have guts.

  45. Gordo

    June 27, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    I never wear shorts in the city. Shorts are for doing something active, not walking around with your man fan. And camo shorts have even fewer legitimate uses. I think the point is demonstrated aptly here.

  46. drbopperthp

    June 27, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    the suit… the suit…will kill for the suit…

  47. ice1c3

    June 27, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    the first guy in suit… oh perfect from top to bottom!

  48. Monsieur Marcel

    June 27, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    A new twist to a poplin suit: taupe color (I think). wide lapels, single button, trim cut…the anti-Haspel summer suit.

    He looks too happy for me to criticize the second photo.

  49. monkeyshines

    June 27, 2012 at 11:51 pm

  50. CamMi Pham

    June 28, 2012 at 1:25 am

    He looks so sharp i wish more men dress like that

  51. une chatte grise

    June 28, 2012 at 1:29 am

    The first look is sharp, but the second is terrific–whimsical with a rugged edge. The twinkle in his eye is the sine qua non.

  52. Karolina Natalia

    June 28, 2012 at 1:37 am

    Wow, what a easily style changing!
    He’s so handsome and style conscious
    Love it


    Karolina Natalia

  53. MaricruzLA

    June 28, 2012 at 1:48 am

    no1. Looks so polish!

  54. Subblimepebblesvintage

    June 28, 2012 at 2:33 am

    I like the first look, I prefer the elegance.

  55. Colsie Conradie

    June 28, 2012 at 2:34 am

    Wow! Love the first look – very sexy! Italians.. :)

  56. Madrid boy

    June 28, 2012 at 3:02 am

    the second look is a real pastiche, I don´t like camouflage pants.
    the fan is not an exclusively

  57. Johnny

    June 28, 2012 at 3:12 am

    So much to earn from Italian men when it comes to style!

  58. Sophie Mhabille

    June 28, 2012 at 3:17 am

    A nice contrast between a military pant and the range

  59. Dea

    June 28, 2012 at 3:32 am

    Italian men rock it!

  60. anji

    June 28, 2012 at 3:40 am

    I would say that the top photo is the what society expects of you at a certain age, While the bottom photo is a man who is CLEARLY accustomed to doing whatever the hell he wants.

    The concept of “rebel” is almost required of the young…but those same kids are expected to give up the ‘phase’ when they grow older….baaah.
    I like older people who can rock out with their c*ck out.

  61. Jackie

    June 28, 2012 at 4:02 am

    Incredible is Man no:1
    Man no:2 has a certain twinkle about him, would prefer plain khaki bottoms, love that shirt, he looks fun, reminds me of a mature Jacques Brel (if he was still with us).

  62. WhiteCloset

    June 28, 2012 at 4:07 am

  63. Janet

    June 28, 2012 at 6:22 am

    Would be all sorts of overjoyed if hand-held fans made a real come-back. His is particularly lovely.

  64. Diva In Me

    June 28, 2012 at 6:37 am

    Well kept.

  65. Ola

    June 28, 2012 at 6:54 am

    why don’t all silver haired men look like that?

  66. CBC

    June 28, 2012 at 7:21 am

    These r 2 different men… sexy great style!!!

  67. Dominika of FASHION PHILOSOPHY

    June 28, 2012 at 7:30 am

    such brilliant looks!


  68. lanudavi

    June 28, 2012 at 7:44 am

    Hello people:

    Both pictures are very carismatic althoug I perfer gent nº1.

    By the way, does anybody know what brand/model of sunglasses is this man wearing?

    Thans for your help!!

  69. lanudavi

    June 28, 2012 at 7:48 am

    Great vibs,

  70. Andy D4

    June 28, 2012 at 7:53 am

    I think he could pull off the top of the suit with the combat shorts easily!

  71. Mia Marionette

    June 28, 2012 at 8:43 am

    The first picture is hot!!!!

  72. j'ecris

    June 28, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Two men,–one sober, the other almost impish–each beautiful in his own way. But although I admire the manner in which the second man workss his shirt with his camo pants, I prefer the man in the top photo. Because I love a mandarin collar–if for no other reason than it’s a great excuse to skip the ubiquitous tie.

  73. M

    June 28, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Mr. No 1 is heavenly. That white shirt and the neutral poplin suit are perfect together. Jacket is interesting with a slightly western look about the pocket.

    This is how I like my husband to dress. He has some collarless shirts left over from his days in court and still wears them in the summer like this.


    June 28, 2012 at 11:04 am

    La elegancia de la sencillez!!!!

  75. carole

    June 28, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Handsome .. especially the first photo!

  76. igor

    June 28, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    That’s easy. The guy on top is cool, the guy on the bottom, not so much.

  77. SteveOrr

    June 28, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Are those shorts?

  78. Yufei

    June 28, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    WOAH, this shows a huge range of fashion in one city, very well done.

  79. Michelle S

    June 28, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    i’ll take the guy in camo if only for the fact that he is carrying around a beautiful fan.


    June 28, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Oh la la. We like the first one. Oldish and rich looking.

  81. Jane

    June 28, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Love everything about the striped shirt, camo pants, and fan look. It’s brilliant.

  82. barbara

    June 28, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    a fan! that’s really the object to use in this heat. I’ve got one somewhere, where did i put it…?

    like the second picutre best, it’s edgier and more creative.

    love, barbara

  83. S. Shan

    June 28, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Nº2, of course!!!!!!!

  84. Deanna

    June 28, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Love the #1 look. But not a fan of the camo combo.

  85. m.edwin

    June 28, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    two interesting takes on summer attire. that top look has me inspired though. a henley/collarless dress shirt and khaki/taupe peak lapel? excellent.

  86. Rae

    June 28, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    The guy in picture no. 1 is Toni Tanfani right?

  87. YQS

    June 29, 2012 at 12:52 am

    WOW as to the first gentleman. Gorgeous!

  88. Linda

    June 29, 2012 at 7:38 am

    The first guy is hot, sexy and super suave! Love these Italian men!

  89. Inherent Style LA

    June 29, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Wow! Two very different approaches to personal style yet they look equally appealing to me – and equally masculine! Even with floral fan in hand he’s pulling it off! I am really digging the older men these days… HOT!

  90. Charikleia

    June 29, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Oh, wow.

    The gentleman nr. 1. Oh wow.

  91. rEVOLVEr

    June 29, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    I would never ever wear number 2 but he looks damn good to be honest, I would certainly look at him in awe but would never try it. Number one is something I would aspire to look like. It’s a different approach to aging well.

  92. May Kay

    June 29, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Thanks for not always portraying gorgeous young people! I like both pictures of him but for very different reasons.

  93. Lindsey

    June 29, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Love the suit! Very well tailored

  94. lee

    June 30, 2012 at 12:27 am

    the pants look like korea army uniform very nice

  95. Name*

    June 30, 2012 at 2:50 am

    camo and fans – briliiant.

  96. Joe

    July 1, 2012 at 12:33 am

    I love his wider lapel in contrast to the more modern lapel that you see so often now a days. I think there is something classic about a wider lapel.

  97. Martine

    July 2, 2012 at 1:52 am

    Hot older guy. He is very elegant. The fan is certainly an interesting touch!

  98. Miami

    July 2, 2012 at 6:53 am

    Individuality shines through in each pic. Fab!

  99. Grey Fox

    July 3, 2012 at 11:50 am

    I’m not sure about the second guy’s look, but at least he’s showing his personality. The suited gent looks very stylish.

    Grey Fox – a search for style in middle age

  100. Jen

    July 3, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    The top outfit is beautiful. Wonderful looking man.

  101. Martine

    July 4, 2012 at 3:53 am

    ITS THE SAME GUY!!!!! He is just wearing two different outfits? Seriously. Especially the people saying how you think “one” of “them” is so much more stylish then the “other”. Good to know someone can fool most of you by changing one’s shirt.

  102. Mark Schwitau

    July 4, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Not to be fooled. The top bro is also very aware ….. And the look is almost too composed to be considered natural. Almost as if he is on a photoshoot.
    No.2 …. Perhaps not my style but at least he is rockin his own thing. It’s original, and there is something to be said for that.
    A tan suit that is well fitting, paired with a nice white shirt is also classic, but not so much different than what i see daily in any well dressed city in the summer months.

  103. Ron

    July 4, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    No, these are not photographs of the same guy! Look at the length of hair: #1 short cropped all over, #2 much longer. And while it’s difficult to tell exactly from this angle, it does appear that #2′s sideburns have a reverse taper (Like…Mr. Spock?). #1′s sideburns are traditional.

    The first shot is the winner for me–cool, sophisticated, confident. And the khaki suit and white shirt work very well with his gray hair, making him actually look younger. That pocket kerchief is a great detail to finish off his look.

  104. Martine

    July 4, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Comparing their ears??? No wonder you didn’t want to leave a name. Its the same guy.

  105. Divya

    July 5, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Give me a man who ages like good wine…..

  106. Très Awesome

    July 6, 2012 at 3:15 am

    I’m a fan of the fan! Great shot.

    Très Awesome – Chicago Street Style

  107. Nirvana Ray

    July 6, 2012 at 6:53 am

    Look 1 scores a 10, handsdown! He is handsomely stunning in that suit with the fresh, clean white accents! However, Look 2 scores a meager 4, and that’s pushing it in my books! Camouflage isn’t something that can pulled off so easy, and the moment you pair it with men’s cargo shorts, you enter dangerous grounds! I can appreciate attempting to mix and match vibrant colors and patterns, but this look is not doing the mix-and-match ANY justice! The grey-orange button down is a nice piece in itself, but it’s beauty is utterly taken away by the combination with the shorts. Shall I mention the fan???

  108. Lana

    July 6, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Oh my goodness, the first man really is the definition of a silver fox, but I have to admit that I love the second man’s outgoing sense of style. Both are absolutely amazing shots!!

  109. Victor Naves

    July 6, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Lovely, relaxed suit, the man in the upper pic.

  110. Dan

    July 6, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Do people actually think it is the same guy?! Weird. He has a different face, different lips, different ears, different hairline. The second gentleman….just too good. The acme of femininity is a fan, camouflage shorts are the very embodiment of a gritty masculine ideal. He has taken two stereotypes and demolished them!

  111. Taylor

    July 7, 2012 at 1:52 am

    A man with a fan! It makes me all aflutter! (And btw, fans aren’t strictly feminine – men use them in Spain, and the Japanese have tessenjustu, the martial art of the war fan.)

  112. Shari

    July 7, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    This is the same guy? Wow. I’m in love with guy #1. ;)

  113. Giada

    July 10, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    I think is the same -gorgeous- man :)

    Giada :*

  114. caz

    July 11, 2012 at 5:20 am

    Love it!

  115. LabellaLuxe Boutique

    July 13, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Such a compare and contrast! Love the suave look of picture 1!

  116. moarcell

    July 16, 2012 at 9:14 am

    First one is the great Tony from GISA BOUTIQUE!

  117. Trish

    August 13, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Well, there is fashion and there is style and both gents have both qualities.
    But I must say Gent #2 looks like a person I’d want to know, to spend an afternoon with sipping iced tea and discussing world views.

    Gent #1 looks like someone I would be a bit scared to meet in person. Sometimes you can be a bit too sharp…

  118. Marilena

    August 23, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Unmistakable Italian look…

  119. Charith

    October 7, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Love the collar on that white shirt

  120. Hjerte

    December 5, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Wow …… with the suit…….. Where are You.?yummi….. But than 2 is colorful. And that is Awesome

  121. Star

    December 5, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Wow….no 1: where are You?….yummi…. But nr 2: love the colour, Awesome !

  122. Robert

    March 14, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    This cat is cook’n on the front burner. Makes me think camo goes with everything….well, you know what I mean.

  123. Dax

    August 31, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    Very nice 1-button suit, nice fit and nice shirt. (yes indeed, 3 x nice).

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