Monday, September 26, 2011

On the Street….Corso Como, Milan

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  1. Petit-Maître

    September 26, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Simple, classic and really stylish!

  2. Paul Gonzales

    September 26, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    I love his army jacket combined with his suit.

  3. The Styleseer

    September 26, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Wonderful! I love that he’s wearing a field coat over his suit.

    The Styleseer
    http://styleseer.blogspot.com

  4. Emanuel I.

    September 26, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    An real example of style , attitude & “sartorialita” .

    Thank you Mr. Schuman!

  5. Roger O. Thornhill

    September 26, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    What’s that in his exterior left breast pocket?

  6. Thesecretcloset

    September 26, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Big tie, small… ???

  7. Neda

    September 26, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    I simply adore the contrast in textures and styles, as well as the strange yet unarguably complimentary aesthetic it gives to one another…

    http://thestylemontageblog.blogspot.com/

  8. MstrDavidPOP

    September 26, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    love the simplicity, he just looks effortless.

    http://thefashionphotomoto.blogspot.com/

    MstrDavidPOP!

  9. Danielle

    September 26, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    let this be a lesson to old dudes that they
    a. can look sharp without wearing misfitted denim and sneakers
    and
    b. wear cargo without looking like an army vet.
    love this guy.

  10. antoni

    September 26, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    An incredible character… with a bit “mussolinian” head… I specially like the tie… wonderful …

  11. andrew porter

    September 26, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Love the roll to the middle 3 button ….

  12. Rosaria LGP

    September 26, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Good Look!

  13. M

    September 26, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    So unexpected, yet so very tasteful.
    http://styleflourish.blogspot.com

  14. Javier

    September 26, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Does anyone Know where I could buy one field coat like that one? Just the name of some brands would be helpful. Cheers.

    He looks really stunning. Classic, like a modern italian statue. Everything, a modern-classic gentleman: coat, tie, shirt and helmet. And the name, Corso.

  15. Cristiana Nunes

    September 26, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Co classy, this inspires me in a great way!

  16. Hana

    September 26, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    he looks a bit like marlon brando …

  17. Mr Kane

    September 26, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    a very well dress man! very classic! and the holding of his helmet is great! love the parkar!

    Hugs
    JK
    Http://mrkaneblog.blogspot.com

  18. AnthonyC

    September 26, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    An Italian Mod. With a crooked tie.

  19. Pip

    September 26, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    So very handsome and love his cut away collar and wide tie. How do you do it Mr Schuman?!

  20. Fotautomat

    September 26, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    I love his vintage military jacket – M65? What a great twist to the sophisticated look.

    http://www.foto-automat.tumblr.com

  21. david

    September 26, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    like the wide tie

  22. Bohemian Style

    September 26, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    I kind of like the shape of his wide tie. Interesting!!

    theBohmerian.com

  23. melquis

    September 26, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    his best accessory is his age, a state of mind that is not second guessed.

  24. jas

    September 27, 2011 at 12:39 am

  25. pedal

    September 27, 2011 at 1:01 am

    do you folks really think this guy is wearing the field coat over his suit as fashion? surely it’s just an excellent snapshot capturing contrasts exhibited by a guy who didn’t want to muck up his jacket while riding on his scooter. it’s definitely more interesting than an overcoat, but wow y’all gush too easily.

  26. une chatte grise

    September 27, 2011 at 1:23 am

    Hmmm. Dapper grey-haired gent of a certain age with a scooter helmet, wearing a military jacket… if he were wearing patterned pants we’d be sure he’s a dedicated reader of yours, Sart!

  27. Alex

    September 27, 2011 at 1:34 am

    Wow, intriguing? Powerful? Deep? Something I can’t quite put my finger on, but what a character this man is! There is something incredibly likable about him! Great photograph!

  28. marcus

    September 27, 2011 at 2:14 am

    sprezzatura…

  29. Johnny

    September 27, 2011 at 4:25 am

    Classy and classic Milan’s men!

    JJ

  30. Frances

    September 27, 2011 at 5:10 am

    The perfect Italian Style! Frances http://www.theafternoontea.it

  31. AMI

    September 27, 2011 at 5:26 am

    He looks very stylish.

    http://swiat-ami.blogspot.com/

  32. Annabella

    September 27, 2011 at 7:04 am

    Sprezzatura, indeed. I would love to have a caffe with this charming gent anyday!

  33. BusiChic

    September 27, 2011 at 7:17 am

    Get out! I love this – gorgeous photograph of a wonderfully-dressed gent! I love the colours in his ensemble – kind of camo without being all out army-esque!

  34. Alex from Milan

    September 27, 2011 at 8:15 am

    This has been quite a standard look in Milan (but I’d say all over Italy) in the past years, so nothing really new here; although the suit and especially the fabric are spectacular. The field jacket can be either by Aspesi or CP Company or Alpha. Wish I can see the shoes….

  35. De la Vega Tailors (Albert)

    September 27, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Interesting coat and suit combination. Also, the shirt collar, the tie and the jacket upper button…

  36. Stylish Mr Gordon

    September 27, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Excellent Photograph. Very nice 3 button single-breasted suit. Notice the blazer has had the lapel ironed over to convert into a two button single-breasted suit. Excellent contrast (Green against the brown).

  37. Thoughtful

    September 27, 2011 at 10:44 am

    The quality of light in this photo is beautiful. I wish I could see his shoes.

  38. houseofvioletta

    September 27, 2011 at 10:50 am

    gosh I love my city. and the stylish milanse peeps.

  39. Matt

    September 27, 2011 at 11:37 am

    something very charming and old world european about this look. And is that an knit tie? I’m beginning to think that I need to look into getting some knit neckwear for myself

  40. Sandro

    September 27, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    This works for several reasons. First, no weird suit jacket buttoning experimentations; middle only is best on a classic three-button jacket. Second, when pairing a suit and tie with a non-conventional top coat, keep it simple. Not necessarily solids re: suit, tie, and shirt, but it doesn’t look at all bad, now does it? Last, the field jacket is just long enough (the so-called fingertip length) to go past the jacket by an inch or two — critical. Honorable mention: he’s actually using the pockets of the field jacket — he’s not looking to keep everything smooth, clean, and unrealistic looking — he’s using the pockets, which on this type of jacket is a fit. I like this and his expression of having pulled it together so effortlessly completes the look.

  41. AnthonyC

    September 27, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    The jacket appears to be military surplus – M-1965. English mods would wear them over their bespoke suits for warmth and to protect their clothes from getting dirty while zooming around on their Vespas and Lambrettas. Practical, cool and cheap. Still.

  42. Elizabeth

    September 27, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    As this photo demonstrates, the Sartorialist will show men of any age, but the women shown here are uniformly young. Why the double standard?

  43. chicco desgro

    September 27, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    grande zio antoniooooo….un’icona di stile!!!!

  44. Cassandra

    September 27, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Genius way to wear military coverup.

  45. Tom Owens

    September 27, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    This gentlemen proves the street is so much more interesting than the runway.

  46. Toukandèle

    September 28, 2011 at 6:00 am

    Belle chemise, cravate trop large, costume marron assez moyen, le tout rattrapé par surveste militaire. Beau regard.

  47. Alastair

    September 28, 2011 at 6:35 am

    Love it. Straighten that tie up though!

  48. @AnthonyC

    September 28, 2011 at 7:24 am

    @AnthonyC

    Mods wore fishtail M-1965 parka’s. They are the longer version of the M-1965 field coat, with a fishtail (what’s in a name?).

  49. objectlessons

    September 28, 2011 at 7:43 am

    The best field jacket I have seen in quite some time. Where can I get one ?

  50. fabrizio__

    September 28, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Great style!
    Where could I get a wide tie like this?
    Any recommendations (www. etc.)?

    Thanks!

  51. Jean-Claude

    September 28, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Army jacket appears to be a Jungle Jacket type 3 (early model), made of wind-resistant poplin. Pretty easy to find.
    OG-107 is always a winner!

  52. GGG

    September 28, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Beautiful!!! Italien men combine good craftsmanship with new and fresh ideas! Im more the traditional english type of guy but I adore men with enough guts to try new ways and live fashion!

  53. Mark W.

    September 28, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Incredible bearing about this man amplified by the crisp look of his suit, but softened by his disheveled field jacket. Whole outfit is perfect for the business of riding a motorbike or scooter. I am also very curious about his foot gear.

  54. Ivy Lee

    October 1, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Superb! Evokes the seventies… Hope this never vanishes from the streets. Serpico. ;)

  55. Shukura

    October 2, 2011 at 8:13 am

    this picure is so very beautiful!!!
    great portrait

  56. John Cooney

    October 6, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Regarding the jacket – I think it’s a US Army Military Issue Vietnam Era OD Slant Pocket BDU Shirt – there are a few NOS available online, and replicas are cheap. It’s a good look.

  57. angela

    October 7, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    …due parole,SEI FANTASTICO!!!

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  59. Noble Savage

    December 30, 2011 at 11:08 am

    pedalSeptember 27, 2011 at 1:01 am
    do you folks really think this guy is wearing the field coat over his suit as fashion? surely it’s just an excellent snapshot capturing contrasts exhibited by a guy who didn’t want to muck up his jacket while riding on his scooter. it’s definitely more interesting than an overcoat, but wow y’all gush too easily.

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  60. Hubert

    January 5, 2012 at 8:00 am

    @ Javier
    FYI Corso Como is the road where the pic was shot :-)

  61. Mistrot

    October 3, 2013 at 5:27 am

    How a classic style can be changed with a simple military jacket to a trendy style. I love the jacket. One of the style keys is the originality with good taste. Hugs.

  62. Gianluca

    October 6, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    I like people going mad with army coat on formal clothes. Young mods used to do this 50 years ago!

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