i’m imagining that it’s a new-fangled electric razor in the guy’s hand, and the other guy’s pocket as well i think so that it can be 1963 in this picture… i have to believe this because i will never be brave or cool enough to wear those lapels, etc. Holy crap the dude left-center looks GREAT.
I wish I could see the details of his hat in his left hand.
Love this photo! It speaks volumes. The gentleman facing the camera looks so, so cool, he is immaculately dressed. He could only be Italian. [Hope this photo doesn't prompt a barrage of boring anti-cigarette comments. i don't smoke, i don't like smoking but i defend peoples' right to give themselves bad breath and hideous diseases if they want to.]
Wow, everything old IS new again. Two questions – Is the murse “in”, or is he holding for a lady friend? And isn’t the purpose of slimmer and smaller electronic devices avoidance of that unsightly pocket distortion? -Capt. Mike
The boys watch the girls while the girls watch the boys who watch the girls go by Eye to eye, they solemnly convene to make the scene Which is the name of the game, watch a guy watch a dame on any street in town Up and down and over and across, romance is boss
Guys talk “girl talk”, it happens everywhere Eyes watch girls walk with tender lovin’ care
I love Italian men after my last visit to Milan, but this picture made me love them even more! I like the way he holds his cigarette and his hair. I also like the glasses and the turtleneck of the guy in the front.
They look incredibly affected and self-conscious. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. I’m just pointing it out. I would also say that this kind of affectation is more culturally acceptable in Europe. North Americans have more of a taste for the “natural”.
It’s funny how most of people still have a positive and admired vision of italian men and sense of fashion. Thank you all, but, really, I’m italian and here there’s a spread lack of style, originality and elegance. We are really boring about fashion than most of other countries (in and out Europe).
absolutly, Mr. Schuman! Roma or some other italian city…. Remember the film “The talented Mr. Ripley”? Hearing the sound of the song “Tu vou fa l`americano”. Great! Looking like a Dandy…… Thats me! Hello! Thats me!!! ;-)
Great shot Sart…and a very apt comment to boot. I love seeing shots like this that are very timeless. Could be 1963, definitely is this century. That said, the fellow on the left is sporting a hairstyle that is VERY much early 1960s Italian/French/Continental – the rock & rollers in "La Dolce Vita" come to mind. Nice.
First: To everybody who said, ‘yawn:’ could you possibly be any more disrespectful? Despite the fact that the technological era seems to have recast all art (blogs being an obvious and decidedly post-post-modern example, as public property) it is still art. Therefore, show a little respect when you’re commenting on somebody’s work, for crying out loud.
Second: I don’t think this look is boring at all. It’s classy, it’s classic, and it’s well-played. You can’t go wrong with clean, cool, and collected.
Love the glasses on both of the men closer to the camera. Very chic. love the look of the jacket, but no so much the actual jacket. While I’m not a fan of white pants…. the look pulls together for these two. Could do without the ultra-feminine hand gestures (I’ve never thought that looks sophisticated but just rather feminine).
Amazing picture. Love the style. Actualy I will be going to Milan next weekend. Just a short stop, saturday night/sunday morning through afternoon, but I would like to check out some fashion and maybe acquire some new pieces. Any tips you guys would give me for places that I should definitely pay a visit to? (manswear :))
Oh, I wish my boyfriend would see this! We’ll be trying to re-invent his style when he gets back on christmas break, but it’s a little hard since he has very little idea of what he likes. Perhaps these guys could pull him in a good direction…
I love all of your photos from Italy the best, particularly that of the men. The way that they dress is just as powerful as the French woman in Chanel or what Ralph Lauren romanticizes as being quintessentially American. They give men a style and an authority that is otherwise lacking, as if fashion is an art for BOTH sexes to participate in; they illustrate that there ARE options for men other than J. Crew, what most Americans perceive to be the higher evolved man from T-shirt and football jersey. I implore you to take as many photographs of Italian MEN as you can – perhaps even start a side blog, even seasonal, dedicated to Italian men only. May I propose The Sartorialist Italia?
The Murse is completely acceptable for men of gay or straight orientation in Italy. I love this photo, it remind me of Marcello Mastroianni. Why don’t you ever shoot in Rome? I would love to see the young style of Rome up here. It’s fantastic!