Tuesday, February 3, 2009

On the Street….Duffle Coats, Florence


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  1. Zohar

    February 3, 2009 at 9:05 am

    how geeky (in the most positive sense!) and wonderful is the first photo! I love it – him being aredhead also gives it such a great overlook. I love the layers o both photos.

  2. Julicious Fashionicious

    February 3, 2009 at 9:13 am

    My favorite mdel of coat!I have one the same,dark blue!
    And these guys looking great in it!

  3. Paul Pincus

    February 3, 2009 at 9:15 am

    love these. classic. i’ve been wearing duffle coats since i was eight years old! a duffle coat is forever ; )

  4. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    February 3, 2009 at 9:20 am

    Great examples of a classic! While the top picture is top notch in terms of fit, I find the second image more inspiring as your subject plays a bit more with a silhouette by adding the pants (almost knickerbockers?) and the argyle. Definitely inspiring. It makes it very difficult for a South Florida year-rounder not to run to the store and buy a coat on a clearance sale! Jorge from W Palm Beach

  5. Bels

    February 3, 2009 at 9:24 am

    I completely love Duffle coats, especially on men!!!

  6. Nouman

    February 3, 2009 at 9:25 am

    Those coats are awesome :)

  7. Dominica

    February 3, 2009 at 9:28 am

    What a great (retro) look !
    In the eighties this was a big thing and I even think the late Princess Di started the look (together with the frilly blouses…)
    I’m thinking about how these trousers were called ; can’t remember the name…

  8. miss sophie

    February 3, 2009 at 9:31 am

    i’ve always been a sucker for toggle coats in navy blue – it’s got just enough Eton schoolboyish charm that mixes just the right amount of quirkiness and practicality.

  9. Adelaidean

    February 3, 2009 at 9:31 am

    Quite aside from the rest of his (charming) outfit, those socks are simply adorable!

  10. jen

    February 3, 2009 at 9:33 am

    The last several posts have me craving an oxblood leather oxford… they’re just making these outfits work for the boys and the girl!

  11. leah_nsf

    February 3, 2009 at 9:34 am

    Duffle coat on top of a blazer and patterned sweater… swoon!!

  12. Anonymous

    February 3, 2009 at 9:35 am

    I don’t think this kid is even aware of how stylish he is looking!

  13. Isobel Saoirse Dylan

    February 3, 2009 at 9:37 am

    The redhead on the fist picture is a type of nerdy guy. But I can’t see why people always think nerdy is bad. I mean look at him he’s adorable! The red hair, the funny looking cute glasses, the duffle coat and the yellow socks beneath his nice pants. And off course the sweater and the extremely cool shoes!

  14. Lex

    February 3, 2009 at 9:38 am

    How charmingly Harry Potte-esque that first photo is!

  15. re:definition

    February 3, 2009 at 9:39 am

    first is a big YES, and the second i’d just never let happen. something about plus fours will never suit me. and his shoes are completely out of context.

  16. Mo

    February 3, 2009 at 9:45 am

    i really like those actually, especially the first one

  17. Charm

    February 3, 2009 at 9:48 am

    OOO! I love the loop-hole buttons!

  18. john benjamin pritchett

    February 3, 2009 at 9:53 am

    Great coats! Always wanted one, never had one, now I really want one!

  19. garry

    February 3, 2009 at 10:11 am

    The second is great – an unusal combination but everything in sort of abbreviated form – the plus fours, the short scarf, the wrist warmers, the duffel.I agree the shoes amy have been slighty “better” but that is me nitpicking.

    Great look

  20. Earvin

    February 3, 2009 at 10:11 am


  21. Anonymous

    February 3, 2009 at 10:19 am

    I think that the first “nerdy and unaware” guy works at the trendy Nitty Gritty store in Stockholm. Doesn’t make his outfit less inspiring though…

  22. stylethread

    February 3, 2009 at 10:23 am

    I am still kicking myself for donating my old dark green duffle coat with horn toggles. Hence why my closet is overflowing — I am afraid of regretting casting things off!

  23. Anonymous

    February 3, 2009 at 10:29 am

    The young man in the first photo has perfectly captured the currently popular nerd look. I’ve no idea whether he set out to do that or whether it’s his usual mode of dress.
    Whichever, he looks adorable.

    While the second look is interesting and sure to garner attention, I think it could use a bit of editing.

  24. suzanne nelson

    February 3, 2009 at 10:29 am

    Twenty years on my old school uniform is finally stylish…not that i ever looked as cool as these guys. It’s kind of Wes Anderson meets ‘Love Story’ (sorry, Mr Anderson, i actually think you’re one of the best dressed men on the planet).

  25. Anonymous

    February 3, 2009 at 10:36 am

    Harry Potter?! The first guy looks like from the movie, but the great quality of the material, especially those of the pants and the shoes, added elegance to the outfit.

  26. just call me cassandra

    February 3, 2009 at 10:37 am

    it shouldn’t work.. knickers really? but the look is far to posh to complain about. Separately those pieces could have been a disaster, yet the come together in a very cohesive look that photographs like a dream. Wonder if I can get my husband into a pair of these? See what I mean…

  27. James

    February 3, 2009 at 10:43 am

    i like the outfit of the redheaded guy a lot, minus the cropped pant. the cropped pant is something i just can’t get myself to like.

    the second outfit is pretty cool too, i like the pant in that one strangely.

  28. Anonymous

    February 3, 2009 at 10:47 am

    The funny thing is, I think the guy in the first photo is actually Swedish.

  29. Luca

    February 3, 2009 at 11:03 am

    Interesting look in the first picture, but a Duffle overcoat, a jumper and a wollen jacket do require socks. I am far too Italian to come to terms with socklesness in winter.

  30. -h of candid cool

    February 3, 2009 at 11:09 am

    the 1st capture is absolutely perfect. The red hair and the tortoise glasses really make it.

  31. jem

    February 3, 2009 at 11:11 am

    what a geek (in a good way)! i love the guy in the first picture… i think his red hair helps bring the whole look together. so lets here it for the geeks!

  32. Anonymous

    February 3, 2009 at 11:20 am

    Wow, looks like someone crossbred Harry Potter with Ron Weasley…

  33. Anonymous

    February 3, 2009 at 11:33 am

    redhead has everything right – cut and length of the pants, shoes, sweater. everything!!!!

  34. valentina

    February 3, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    ahhhhh….nella prima immagine…GLI UOMINI DEVONO SEMPRE PORTARE I CALZINI…
    i’m sorry but i think that man without socks are not very stylish…not very stylish…

  35. Barbara

    February 3, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    Hate the sockless feet beneath the too-tight and too-short pants. Geeks certainly seem to rule. I do love the plus-fours in the bottom photo – he has put together a hotchpotch of garments which shouldn’t work but do, and really well. I love fearless men, or rather men who are fearless in their dress sense……….

  36. Jack Daniel

    February 3, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    wow, nice coat!
    And you wouldn’t say these were taken in Florence, Italy!

  37. Anonymous

    February 3, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    I am in love with the guy in the top photo. The guy in the second photo looks so cool. I really appreciate both styles. It kinda makes me think “private school vs public school”.

  38. teen boy fash

    February 3, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    I am in los angeles where does one find any pants of that style in los angeles are they tailored to that skinny cut or are they purchased like that, aswell where could a duffle coat of that nature both on the smaller side?

  39. Molly

    February 3, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    This must be one of Ginny Weasleys and Harry Potters sons! Is it Albus Severus or James Sirius?

  40. Anonymous

    February 3, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Harry Potter party?

  41. MaxW

    February 3, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Top man is lokking for Harry Potter.

  42. Iheartfashion

    February 3, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    I’m wearing that top coat right now!

  43. Meg

    February 3, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    Duffel coats on men in January- especially in olive or navy- have are so very, very Florentine, in a classic, wonderful way. And they can be tweaked so many ways.

  44. Anonymous

    February 3, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    It’s great to see this coat done in two different ways.
    Although, I especially like that both men got the proportions right in using a tighter/cropped pant.
    The attention to detail on both their parts is impeccable.

  45. Emily

    February 3, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    His outfit looks like a rebellious school boy’s outfit!

  46. Hollywood

    February 3, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    What a great blend of British, Italian and American styles. The coat, and sweater are very English. The length of trouser and bag, very Italian forward. And, the oxford shirt, and navy blazer with gold buttons very Ivy league American. This fellow pulls it off all seamlessly. Amazing shot.

  47. allison

    February 3, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    simply wonderful!!

  48. Anonymous

    February 3, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Love the plus fours! When I saw them as part of the Benjamin Bixby collection I thought great idea, but who would wear them…now I know.

  49. David

    February 3, 2009 at 5:00 pm


  50. jkh

    February 3, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    number one> socks and slightly different trousers / the rest is PERFECT

  51. Room4777

    February 3, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    Someone gave Harry Potter the Fashion wand…one that works for that matter!

  52. diane

    February 3, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    They both look very nice, but I prefer the 2nd one.

  53. elaine

    February 3, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    wow the layering in #1 is sooo good
    and the hair!

  54. lenmeister

    February 3, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Who are these people lol?!! I can’t help thinking that these people are just a continent away..Like a whole other world! fashionista’s by nature..

  55. Anonymous

    February 3, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    It looks like Hamish Bowles in his youth!

  56. Anonymous

    February 3, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    really interesting how two people with different attitudes are wearing the same style of coat. it really doesnt look like both the men in these two pictures are wearing a similar looking coat.

  57. Anonymous

    February 3, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    1st thing I think of….
    HOGWARTS..(but all grown up :])


    February 3, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    Classic Suburbanism in bella Italia

  59. Kenti The Fashion Stylist

    February 3, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    I love that second look i think it looks great on a woman as well oxfard shoe with a straight leg pants. very classy

  60. Regina

    February 3, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    I love the socks…..the entire look. Nice!

  61. Chris

    February 3, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    when you first posted the red haired guy in the first pic in the gold buttons post I had wished you had posted a front view of him as well so I could see the rest of him as well. Thanks. Love the whole outfit and the way the colour of his hair changes in the light to match the glasses. Inspiration to other red heads.

  62. Anonymous

    February 3, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Top photo: did you show this man’s back in an earlier post? The coat has lovely buttons on the hood. I remember it because of his tote bag, which I love—tote bag of my dreams, especially if the straps are adjustable.

    I also love the pant length. I’m trying to picture him and the exquisitely dressed “like the boys” girl together… If a picture is worth a thousand words, this look is a novel.

  63. Anonymous

    February 3, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    sorry does anyone know where the blue bag in the first picture is from? i’ve been seeing it around a lot. it is gorgeous! thanks in advance!

  64. Anonymous

    February 3, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    The first photo is the same guy from 23rd jan, no?

  65. Brook and Lyn

    February 3, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    I keep telling my husband that pale is in! All jokes aside geeky chic it’s great..esp the trouser colors and fit.

  66. Memphis88

    February 3, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Finally, a great-looking normal outfit (in picture #1).

  67. Anonymous

    February 3, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    I’d say you have yourself the perfect Ron Weasley…

  68. Andrew

    February 3, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Redhead has a perfect fit on all of his garments.

  69. Anonymous

    February 3, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    The first picture is perfect! THe coat fits perfectly with the rest of the outfit.

  70. pulp+witticism

    February 3, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    There is something neat and perfect with the silhouette of cropped, leaner fitting trousers. It looks crisp. And it exposes just the right amount of devilish socks or vulnerable flesh. Oxfords paired with these types of trousers make all the difference. Fashionable AND academic.

  71. Christine

    February 3, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    I am a young lady and I would kill, absolutely KILL, for the first outfit. It looks smart, chic, and just nutty enough.

  72. Geek Porn Girl

    February 3, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    Paddington the Bear… sigh…

  73. Ali

    February 4, 2009 at 12:03 am

    it’s the same guy with the gold buttons on his hood, isn’t it?

  74. Edmund

    February 4, 2009 at 12:15 am

    i absolutely love the outfit in the first picture. it is perfect. i especially like the bag and the glasses.

  75. David

    February 4, 2009 at 12:47 am

    Great photos — I have a question. Is everything headed towards high-water pants? I see a lot of them on this site. I am fine with the look but could not pull it off myself. Give me a long inseam . . .


  76. Beatrice H.G.

    February 4, 2009 at 12:59 am

    Why is everyone mentioning Harry Potter? These guys are just can’t get over the Paddington Bear books they read as children…. I love my Paddington Bear coat.

  77. Diana

    February 4, 2009 at 2:40 am

    Redhead rules! Although, pale skin on the face looks beautiful, and pale skin on the bony sockless ankle looks…brrrrr.

    The second guy is simply sexy. I wonder how tall he can be, as the proprotions (ankle boot, socks, “harem pants”, coat) are not easy. I think a short guy would look even shorter and heavier with the same look (pressed together).

  78. Leoona

    February 4, 2009 at 3:05 am

    I think i have to buy a similar coat to my bf ;D

  79. smilla

    February 4, 2009 at 3:45 am

    The redhead is bon chic bon genre Wes Anderson-style – and it comes so naturally!

  80. Anonymous

    February 4, 2009 at 3:51 am

    Love the Ralph Lauren duffle coat and i like specifically the first picture.He looks like a modern Harry Potter

  81. Hyakoukoune

    February 4, 2009 at 4:36 am


  82. Urbane Legend

    February 4, 2009 at 8:06 am

    Oh wow. I already have a duffle – how nice it is to know I’m stylish :)

    And I am buying some plus-fours TODAY. THIS MINUTE.

  83. Gauri

    February 4, 2009 at 8:47 am

    I love love LOVE the second outfit (minus shoes). I can’t stop obssessing over how I can accomplish the same with my wardrobe. I can’t believe it! These guys have made me want to go shop for a duffle coat. But I’m not sure if my petite 5’3 frame can pull it off. Hmm.

  84. Ian

    February 4, 2009 at 8:47 am

    That Redheaded Kid has it goin’ on!

  85. jbozak

    February 4, 2009 at 9:06 am

    Love the balance of darks. Terrific plaid cuffs, terrific socks with perfect trouser. Great face.

  86. Anonymous

    February 4, 2009 at 9:15 am

    OH MY GOSH THE TOP PICTURE IS INSANE! I love it, I love his style I love everything! I can’t believe how amazing his style is I want to turn all the guys in the world like this.

  87. Duchesse

    February 4, 2009 at 9:32 am

    Yves St Laurent wore a duffle to every function for 40 years. I’ve worn one for 25 and don’t plan to stop. Impeccable.

  88. Giavanna

    February 4, 2009 at 11:18 am

    I am SO into the guy in the top picture. Just absolutely brilliant, love it!

  89. lepetitdoodler

    February 4, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    geek chic! l-l-l-looove the top photo.

  90. XAVS

    February 4, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    Fantastic! Wear a blue coat with purple or pink trousers and you’ll look glorious! Seriously!!!

  91. Amber

    February 4, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    First pic, channeling Matt Damon in The Talented Mr. Ripley.

  92. la_mode_et_la_cigarette

    February 4, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    these two guys are amazing! hope all guys could dress well….i hate the t-shirt and jeans look, so lazy! and so out!

  93. Chris Johnson

    February 4, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    I love EVERYTHING about how these gents put themselves together! The cropped pants of the first guy are just splendid!

    Also, I love wearing my duffle coat over a buttoned blazer too. That combo is such a sharp but classic look – especially when my coat blows open and you can see the Burberry plaid underneath ;-)

  94. Nadia

    February 4, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    the carrot-top is just…i wish all men dressed like this.

    i love the schoolboy look

    my favorite way to dress

    (i do have a liking for wearing mens clothes)

  95. John Christopher

    February 4, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    Regarding the first photo, the pants and shoes I love, especially the cut of the pants and that very chromatic blue bag against the shoes and pants…maaaaan.

  96. Paloma

    February 4, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    the gingerboy looks amazingly beautiful. if i didn’t see the title i would have thought he’s in England or Ireland or i don’t know
    i can’t say anything i’ve fallen in love.

  97. Christina

    February 4, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    How cute is the boy at the top?

  98. lex

    February 4, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    oh i love that nerdy boy at the top! i want to take him home with me.

  99. Rollergirl

    February 4, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    Really love Harry Potter in the top pic. The other fellow looks good but the first one is more classic. Everything is so spot-on from the trouser-length to the button-down shirt to the bag. The glasses and the hair are of-course the icing on the cake. I bet you were jumping for joy when you saw this photo, I would’ve been!

  100. Anonymous

    February 4, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Albus Severus!

  101. john

    February 4, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    The top photo reminds me of someone you might meet at Hogwarts; more academic than professional.

  102. Picasa

    February 4, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    I love the Ralph Lauren duffle coat. But I think the bag is too casual he either needs a briefcase or a over the sholder leather bag

  103. Pope

    February 4, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    great blog! saludos desde argentina!

  104. Anonymous

    February 5, 2009 at 10:10 am

    At the top, we see a well-turned chap channeling Erlend Øye by way of Anthony Rapp in ‘School Ties’. Embrace your gingerness!

  105. Shadan Saber

    February 5, 2009 at 10:35 am

    sexy socks!

  106. Elizabeth

    February 5, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    Ah yes, duffle coats, I’ve never looked good in them and I have this negative association to them and I don’t know why.

    In the second photo if you are not careful with that ensemble you can look like a clown. But he pulls it off nicely, a very fun personality! lets get together and have coffee :)

  107. Anonymous

    February 5, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Found it–the bag in top pic is by Danish firm Mismo. Bravo mismo.

  108. Anonymous

    February 5, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    What a beautiful boy #1 I can’t stop looking! Everything is perfect! I want to KNOW about him what he’s like. I’m in love with his outfit.. I wish I could see someone with that amount of style in real life! If he came around here he would certainly get beat up for what he’s wearing :(

  109. maria from sofia

    February 6, 2009 at 8:27 am

    The top pic is the coat from D&G men's F/W '08 collection, it's awesome, my boyfriend has it and I sometimes borrow it.

  110. anna

    February 6, 2009 at 11:18 am

    WHO is that first ginger kid? I want to marry him…

  111. Anonymous

    February 6, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    Doesn’t the guy on the first photo work at Nitty Gritty in Stockholm? I’m pretty sure that I recognize him.

  112. Anonymous

    February 7, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    I know the guy in the first picture – he is Swedish, lives in Stockholm and works at Nitty Gritty. Used to work in the APC store. Very friendly guy.

  113. Mala

    February 10, 2009 at 5:01 am

    I must must marry a boy that looks like the boy at the top. He’s beautiful!

  114. thn

    February 12, 2009 at 10:02 am

    I always have this thing for duffle coat! I think it’s classic …

  115. Michelle

    February 21, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    Loving the hint of plaid in the hood lining! Bit partial to the jumper underneath as well! Very geek chic.

    The argyle socks really add something to the 2nd look. On anyone else they would’ve been laughed at.

  116. lentils

    March 5, 2009 at 4:14 am

    i just think this is the most striking image- the colours, the layers, the shapes- also the fact that he has no socks, the flash of skin braving the cold! everything has a match, it’s amazing.
    im making this image the inspiration for a piece of writing, i hope it takes me far.

  117. Anonymous

    August 2, 2009 at 4:02 pm

  118. remah Doleh

    October 26, 2009 at 10:21 am

    The top picture: I love the contrast of colors and those pants remind me of Thom Browne. Love it!

  119. lab coat uniforms

    February 22, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Duffle Coats are good in men. second image are more inspiring as your subject plays a bit more with a silhouette by adding the pants. also the nerdy guy, with a glasses, oh, he looks great wearing that blue coats.

  120. Vanityofvanities

    June 24, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    These duffle coats are simply hilarious, though I want to see a photo of a girl who wears this fashionably.

    Cathy@scrub pant

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