Wednesday, November 17, 2010

On the Street…. Gianluca Bocache, Rome

Finally I found A great mens shop in Rome!

Run by Gianluca Bocache (above) and Andrea Luparelli, the shop is super chic and specializes in custom suits and shoes. I hate to admit it but I always judge a shop by the owners and these guys are cool. I love a peak lapel suit, however the question is always one or two-button. I always go peak with one-button but I’m swayed by Gianluca’s two-button swagger.

Unfortuneately my shooting schedule in Rome was so tight (made worse by the never ending rain) I wasn’t able to shoot the shop but it will give me a reason to return to Rome asap.

If you find yourself in the Eternal City here is there shop info.
Via di Ripetta, 38
00186 Roma
+39 06 323 3727


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    November 17, 2010 at 4:07 pm

  2. Ursula

    November 17, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Love love love and he is VERY cute!

    • Simone Fraser

      October 19, 2014 at 9:07 am

      Yes, Lovely! And a colour that is a little surprising. His look reminds me of the 1930s, my favourite period for dress. I do want to shave a centimeter or two off his sideburns! How pedantic of me.

  3. Becky-May

    November 17, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    how classy



  4. Anonymous

    November 17, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Love the cut in the upper arm/shoulder in this suit very individual, look forward to the shoot of the shop could do with a little reportage.

    • Simone Fraser

      November 17, 2013 at 7:08 pm

      I concur with the ‘classy’ comment, and I include ‘elegant.’ To me the cut of this suit has a 1940s feel.

  5. Mi Armario En Ruinas

    November 17, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    so smart!!

  6. Michael

    November 17, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    A million guys running around in Rome or Milan or Florence look like this, but a nice sight it is indeed! The classic Italian man.


    November 17, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    This is a very chic look!

  8. FH

    November 17, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Elegant !!!
    Love it !!

  9. VicissitudiniLombarde

    November 17, 2010 at 4:30 pm

  10. *Liya*

    November 17, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    that suit is amazing! very chic

  11. la comedia del arte

    November 17, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    if you say so…

  12. SabinePsynopsis

    November 17, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Again… Pinstripes make the man.

  13. Anonymous

    November 17, 2010 at 4:37 pm


  14. Thimblebolt

    November 17, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    There's nothing in the world like traditional tailoring.

    (Which reminds me to finish hemming my pants..)


    November 17, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    love the trattoria next door, ja!! SO happy you are haring secrets of this marvelous city : )
    lovely suit, love the indigo hue.

  16. Beautycountry

    November 17, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    I got a MadMen vibb here :) This look was absoulute great!! Simply love stripes!due

  17. Anonymous

    November 17, 2010 at 4:47 pm


  18. Alessandra

    November 17, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Finally …! Rome is not the capital of streetlook! Not at all!

  19. Rafael Franco

    November 17, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    Really charming!!! I love it

    kisses from Brazil*

  20. Salomé

    November 17, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Doesn't he look a bit like an older version of Orlando Bloom? I like one button better but he looks great still!

  21. jimjims

    November 17, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    dig this suit!

    looks classic.

    bet the shop is amazing too!

  22. Monroe Steele

    November 17, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    he looks very debonair! love a man in a suit!

    xoxo Monroe

    Fashion Steele NYC

  23. Anonymous

    November 17, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Does look great, but that sleeve on his suit looks pretty sloppy…sorry! I have been really enjoying your gorgeous photos though!
    You make me feel like dressing up EVERY DAY!!!
    Unlikely Nomad

  24. Isis Potins

    November 17, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    I love him !!!!!!!! Does he want to marry me ??????
    Joke !!!

  25. Anonymous

    November 17, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    A gorgeous guy, to say the least.

  26. Bianca Le Mouel

    November 17, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Wow!! He is gorgeous. Sort of Italian John Hamm.

  27. Yokoo

    November 17, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Beautiiful photo! He looks very similar to Cary Grant in the mouth area, Don't you think?

  28. Yajaira

    November 17, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    Great Suit! Love the Navy!

  29. my.amalgam

    November 17, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    yes please return to rome ASAP!

  30. Zerrin

    November 17, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Such a gorgeous photo, you are amazing Scott.

    from istanbul:))

  31. Maureen

    November 17, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    The Italian version of Jon Hamm in Madmen. Anyone else see the resemblance?

  32. Κάλαθο

    November 17, 2010 at 5:57 pm

  33. Duchesse

    November 17, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    The essence of discreet chic; I wish more men dressed like this. Beautiful shot too.

  34. ateiramMT

    November 17, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    oh love how italians can make business suit so elegant and interesting….it never looks dull because they CARE how they look <3

  35. diana kang

    November 17, 2010 at 6:18 pm

  36. Natalya's Closet

    November 17, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    Gorgeous! Love the suit and sounds like a great store! XOXO,

  37. fairytale

    November 17, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    those are some lucky men, having you advertising their shop!

  38. Lisa Petrarca

    November 17, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Very distinguished & I agree, the way the owners dress makes a statement!

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  39. paperwhales

    November 17, 2010 at 8:24 pm

  40. Lee Oliveira

    November 17, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Very italian style.. Loving the navy with pinstripe

  41. "Guppy" Honaker

    November 17, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Rare (sadly) are the times I have a "WOW" moment when I see clothing these days. But I have to say, this guy's suit coat is one of them.

    That stunning blue (with white pinstripes) against his black hair, dark eyes and black tie with a white shirt. WOW. Fantastic, great-looking without being "over the top" like so many styles.

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  42. Vinda Sonata

    November 17, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    he's very suave.
    what a gentleman.

  43. enrique

    November 17, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Never underestimate the power of a well-tailored suit.

  44. christina

    November 17, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    I hope you found yourself a good suit. I like the color the silk handkerchief brings to the photo xxx

  45. Anonymous

    November 18, 2010 at 12:19 am

    I noticed that his shoulder appears to be rimpled, is this for design? Or is that just how it breaks in? Either way it looks good.

  46. Gene

    November 18, 2010 at 12:21 am

    Nice but there are tucks in the head of the sleeve!

    • Andrew S

      February 25, 2014 at 9:59 am

      These pleats or shirring are typical of Neopolitan tailors who are seeking to contruct a very comfortable coat (jacket) with the minimum of padding. Here the suit is worn in a slightly looser fashion and I think the peak lapels add interest. I have have seen a similar suit with peak lapels where is it is constructed as three buttons rolled to two and with patch pockets and this just looked like “lets throw in the kitchen sink” but here the cloth and fabric weight mean its ended up as a suit most of us would be proud to own. Good spread on the collar and a nice blade to the tie all help as well.

  47. Sovjetlainen

    November 18, 2010 at 12:36 am

    How very Don Draper… Charming!

  48. Sweet Confessions

    November 18, 2010 at 1:47 am

    very Italian… love the two bottons!

  49. Tom Owens

    November 18, 2010 at 2:06 am

    I had no idea it would be difficult to find a great men's shop in Rome.

  50. Brittani Noel

    November 18, 2010 at 3:02 am

    The epitome of class in a man.

  51. Anonymous

    November 18, 2010 at 3:40 am

    che bello!!

  52. fashi-off

    November 18, 2010 at 3:52 am

    So elegant! Tipical Italian style!
    In some case two bottons is better than one!!!!!

  53. Miss DeltaG

    November 18, 2010 at 3:55 am

    amazing suit!Amazing pic!Amazing allure!Love it!

  54. Z---

    November 18, 2010 at 4:41 am

    Classic and smart!!

  55. Charles-Deji Juba

    November 18, 2010 at 4:44 am

    yay! Andrea and Gianluca are the coolest guys ever! I'm hoping to go back to ripense to get a suit and pair of shoes made, their double breast cuts are to die for


    November 18, 2010 at 4:57 am

    great class!!

  57. thwany

    November 18, 2010 at 5:05 am

    handsome guy.

  58. Laurence John

    November 18, 2010 at 5:10 am

    spalla camicia.


    November 18, 2010 at 5:28 am

    That's Style!

  60. Erik

    November 18, 2010 at 5:30 am

    Interesting how a man who obviously is so aware of his looks can project such a humble attitude.

  61. ana

    November 18, 2010 at 5:30 am

    Before I read the title I knew he was italian. How gorgeous & chic can they look!? Mamma mia :)

  62. Tonio

    November 18, 2010 at 5:58 am

    Great picture, such a gentleman.


  63. Kelly

    November 18, 2010 at 6:22 am

    This is so Mad Men! That show has great style and wardrobe, and looks like he does too! : )

  64. Ro

    November 18, 2010 at 7:10 am

    now i know where i'm gonna buy my dad's Christmas presents!
    love that look!

  65. Flea For Fashion

    November 18, 2010 at 7:43 am

    this is what i call STYLE!

  66. B. Inspired.

    November 18, 2010 at 8:15 am

    I would buy a suit from him.. the shoes too.

  67. fashionlessons

    November 18, 2010 at 9:08 am

    My gosh!!
    DO men like this exist!!!??

    Certainly they do and if I were a man I woud dress like him.

    Lovely pic!!!

  68. E...

    November 18, 2010 at 9:36 am

  69. The Social Tailor

    November 18, 2010 at 9:52 am

    This idea of a double breasted lapel on a single breasted jacket still doesn't work for me… trying too hard comes to mind.
    Loving the cut-away collar on the shirt and the sharp tie – nice work.

  70. Anonymous

    November 18, 2010 at 10:11 am

    There is a reason men should keep their hands out of their pockets.
    Sweet face, but the look is nothing special. Except for the pocket square that is playfully, not square.

  71. ADJ

    November 18, 2010 at 10:14 am

    dashing. absolutely gorgeous.

  72. Anonymous

    November 18, 2010 at 10:31 am

    wow, nice pr…

  73. Yoli

    November 18, 2010 at 10:58 am

    Mr.James Bond

  74. Anonymous

    November 18, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    Che abito stupendo ! Bravissimi !

  75. spore

    November 18, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    So refreshing to see a properly hand-tailored shoulder and sleeve.

  76. The Red Velvet Shoe

    November 18, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Sigh……so handsome.

  77. Anonymous

    November 18, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    I never comment on your site, but hot damn!! he is damn good looking!

  78. Jazzbuff630

    November 18, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    I had a suit like this in '77, but it was a navy pinstripe. I like the idea of a peak lapel on a single-breasted jacket, but only for certain really dressy occasions. This guy cuts quite the bella figura – kind of an Italian James Bond. The spread of the collar, and the width of the tie – looks like 3.75" – are perfectly proportioned with the lapels.

  79. Moi

    November 19, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    Oh!? There's a suit in this picture?


    November 20, 2010 at 5:51 am

    this is ITALIAN STYLE

  81. Anonymous

    November 20, 2010 at 11:44 am

    so sharp, glad you finally have pictures from Rome!


    November 20, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Rome again please!

  83. Anonymous

    November 21, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    This guy is a dead ringer for Cary Grant.

  84. fabio

    November 21, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    No better advertising for this shop. I want to visit it. Cool pics.

  85. Anonymous

    November 21, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Only 84 comments??? What's with you people?

    This guy looks fantastic!

  86. UESman

    November 22, 2010 at 8:13 am

    A mustache would look good on this guy, I think.

  87. The Artisann

    November 22, 2010 at 11:58 am

    he's fabulous. plus, gianluca is the name of my favorite restauranter in roma. owns "da michele" on via merulana. you must go next time you're in rome..

  88. Anonymous

    November 22, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Dear Number Two: Your navy tie is melting my heart.

  89. Anonymous

    November 22, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    as usually too elegant…the really curious thing is that usually Gian Luca is more elegant than in this pic….who knows the sartoria ripense and bought a suit there….will never change anymore tailor and, above all, made-to-mesure shoes made by shoemakers Bocache & Salvucci…. it is without doubt the best tailor in Rome


  90. Jacqueline Toth & Line Kold

    November 22, 2010 at 3:48 pm

  91. stone11

    November 23, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Italians do it better! (…especially the Romans ;))

  92. Tobey

    November 23, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    He looks amazing!

  93. coelhandmade

    November 29, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    This man is gorgeous! I am partial to beards but not as partial as a man wearing a suit. I LOVE a man in a suit. Yet alone, a stunningly handsome Italian in a beautiful suit… thump, thump, thump!

  94. Leash

    November 30, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    Your pictures are simply stunning.

  95. Villedela

    December 7, 2010 at 2:21 am

    That dusty blue suit matched with the navy tie is striking.

  96. Anonymous

    December 10, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    I love Milan! The man above.

    This gentleman is to young to dress likt this!

  97. Marika

    November 16, 2011 at 3:01 am

    As a great interpreter of an American film…’50, adorable style!

  98. herzog

    June 30, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    nice, clean and well fitting.

  99. dcinDC

    August 5, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    RE: the sleeve looks pretty sloppy – I tend to agree, but have seen people explain on here that it is, in fact, a sign of a “good” suit – same comment regarding some puckers on others that I would be taking to my tailor to get smoothed out. Guess I have better suits than I thought – LOL!

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