Friday, January 16, 2009

On the Street….Gloves – The Finishing Touch, Florence



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  1. Simone

    January 16, 2009 at 8:51 am

    beautiful and elegant..love when men accessorize with style..inspired again

  2. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    January 16, 2009 at 9:01 am

    I have always been amazed at the nice leather gloves sold by some of the most traditional hardware stores- the first example looks a lot like some of those gloves. No cashmere lining or anything, just well- worked leather. I have to say of all these examples, the top ones are my favorite, especially because they add a touch of color to a rather serious outfit. Time to hit the hardware store! Jorge from W Palm Beach

  3. Anonymous

    January 16, 2009 at 9:09 am

    On the last one, the gloves were not the first thing I noticed. He’s impeccable. I do love how his gloves blend in.

  4. Aaron Brown

    January 16, 2009 at 9:13 am

    The first guy looks like a a construction worker wearing a nice coat, but the other two gentlemen are well-dressed.

  5. Alice Olive

    January 16, 2009 at 9:22 am

    Love that first shot. Hate to use this expression, but the gloves really do make the whole ensemble pop.

  6. stacy

    January 16, 2009 at 9:28 am

    it’s ALWAYS about the details.

  7. Mo

    January 16, 2009 at 9:45 am

    i adore that last shot, so classic and sharp. Very nice.

  8. Isobel Saoirse Dylan

    January 16, 2009 at 9:46 am

    I adore the yellow globes on the first picture!Absolutely the finishing touch!

  9. X

    January 16, 2009 at 9:50 am

    the scarf on the first guy is really disruptive. :(

    but the last guy really knows how to play his lines. :)

  10. Laura

    January 16, 2009 at 9:54 am

    The yellow gloves in the top photo are fabulous! I love bright accessories for dreary winter days.

  11. Chris

    January 16, 2009 at 9:55 am

    Am I the only one who has a major issue with big gloves? I think Mickey Mouse is haunting me.

    Thin, elegant leather gloves on the last photo: really, really nice.

  12. M!hal

    January 16, 2009 at 9:59 am

    uugh, nothing like images of a well-dressed man to start your day.

  13. Daniel

    January 16, 2009 at 10:04 am

    I love the yellow gloves on the first gentleman! Beautiful!

  14. MaxW

    January 16, 2009 at 10:05 am

    The yellow ones are spectacular. I use waded leather mittens.

  15. Anonymous

    January 16, 2009 at 10:05 am

    Number 3 – Stunning!

  16. Anonymous

    January 16, 2009 at 10:09 am

    The man holding the magazine (Astrology?) is doing his own thing–an example of the aforementioned “unconscious style”?
    The other two men have all the rules right; still, they look glorious in that each makes his look his own. What’s in the air in Florence that endows so many of its men with their wonderful peacock attitudes?
    Out of envy, I’m not going to comment on the gloves. At -17 degrees this morning, Chicago is deep in mitten weather–with little heating bags inside.

  17. thwany

    January 16, 2009 at 10:11 am

    i love the look of the third man.

  18. Anonymous

    January 16, 2009 at 10:24 am

    I have some gorgeous, soft-as-butter leather gloves from Florence. Not very warm, but they are just enough sometimes. I like the look of gloves with a suit and no overcoat (on a man or woman; I’m a woman), but I rarely dare to do it.

  19. Anonymous

    January 16, 2009 at 10:32 am

    Bachelor #3 looks like a Bond villain.

  20. Anonymous

    January 16, 2009 at 10:35 am

    Do you mind to tell me with camera you use for this amazing shots in Italy?

  21. Pigtown-Design

    January 16, 2009 at 10:44 am

    There’s nothing like a beautiful pair of leather gloves to make an outfit shine.

  22. Gould

    January 16, 2009 at 10:44 am

    These guys work in the fashion industry, right? They’re too preppy…

  23. Anonymous

    January 16, 2009 at 10:49 am

    Here in Toronto it is -20C, there’s a power blackout, and I wore ski-mitts to the office. Needless to say I can not wait to get back into my beautiful gloves purchased in Florence in November. In the meantime, these gentlemen have warmed my day.

  24. joe t

    January 16, 2009 at 11:05 am

    love the first two pic’s! call me crazy i just don’t get the suit and gloves, call me old fashion but he needs a overcoat,, anyone know who’s bag that is??

  25. BlkMrkt

    January 16, 2009 at 11:06 am

    I don’t get the comments about the third man vs. the first. All the thrid man is doing is wearing a thin suit with a dark scarf. Its tailored well and looks great, but no more than half the men I see on the streets of London every day.

    The first man “looks like a construction worker”. Huh? He’s wearing a beautiful casual leather boot, a very nicely cut heather grey trouser and gloves that pop. I wouldn’t wear it to where I work, but he looks refined for a day about town.

  26. Jill

    January 16, 2009 at 11:09 am

    The last photo…MMMMMMM…such a sleek cat!

  27. S Azcuy

    January 16, 2009 at 11:35 am

    I have to agree with Aaron Brown and Chris, chunky, coarse gloves don’t add to the look. They detract; making us think that he’s not used to wearing gloves, so he borrowed a pair from his gardner.
    Like wearing a carpenter’s tool belt with a bespoke suit.

    The rest of his look is great, the shoes in particular.

  28. TEXTSTYLES

    January 16, 2009 at 11:37 am

    yellow. period.

  29. Brent

    January 16, 2009 at 11:38 am

    Mens gloves suffer from the problem that it is difficult to pick up a pair of leather gloves in anything but black or brown.

    Really like the green gloves in the middle.

    Took me six months to find a pair of purple leather gloves. Color is good.

  30. Anonymous

    January 16, 2009 at 11:39 am

    It’s a car magazine “Quattroruote”,
    the second and third are correct but not interesting, about the first one i’m asking myself what he is wearing under peacock. Can i call it style ?

    Max

  31. The Storialist

    January 16, 2009 at 11:52 am

    The yellow gloves in the first picture are my favorite! What style! I love unexpected accessories like this (bright and cheerful umbrellas or rainboots, too).

    I’d love to try some women’s day gloves for summertime…not very practical, but oh so elegant! Thoughts?

  32. nice dream

    January 16, 2009 at 11:57 am

    I do adore all three men, but have to admit the gloves of the third one are simply delicious, just in the way they adhere so well to the hand…

  33. Anonymous

    January 16, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    Notice that 95% of all these pictures are men. Why do Italian men dress so much better than the women? I’ve been to Italy, its true.

  34. Jack Daniel

    January 16, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    Well, I was amazed by their whole outfit actually.

  35. diane

    January 16, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    The first two gentle men are wearing gloves of color, and so are lifting their outfits towards a hint of Spring, bravo! The third one is truly elegant, but stuck in Winter.

  36. cigalechanta

    January 16, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    all three look thoughtfully dressed but the first photo,
    I don’t like the fullness at the bottom of the coat.

  37. The Man Who Knew Too Much

    January 16, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    top notch style

  38. Anonymous

    January 16, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    Can anyone give a suggestion on who has made the suit on the third picture? Except for the cuffs it’s precisely how it should be.

  39. Mad Hatter

    January 16, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    these men looks great, love the last photo

  40. Honeygo Beasley

    January 16, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    Top guy’s pants and shoes are so … casually slick!

  41. miss sophie

    January 16, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    what’s really fascinating is how all three men are wearing brilliantly saturated navy blues. maybe it is somewhat related to the lighting, but i find the navy color base in the first two photos to be integral to setting off the lovely ‘pop’ of the gloves.

  42. earl grey

    January 16, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    I adore yellow leather gloves. The first place that I saw them worn in this way was in your GQ page last fall/winter. All wonderful examples!

  43. Anonymous

    January 16, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    The third man looks gorgeous.

  44. chaigha

    January 16, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    I know exactly where that last picture was taken and it leaves me with a longing to return to my beloved Firenze. I’ve just started reading your blog and love the romance of it. Mi Piace.

  45. Anonymous

    January 16, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    I really like the boots on the first guy. They are great!
    Anybody know what brand?

  46. Beka

    January 16, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    Those men look so chic. I love to see men accessorize. It shows that they are aware of what they look like. And what is more, it shows they care about their appearance!

  47. Noah, Post-Diluvian

    January 16, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    There’s something very plebeian about the notion of gloves because of their mere sense of function.
    And yet in each of these three examples they’re made to act as a finishing adornment.
    I really enjoy the variety in the choices.

    Tous les trois sont tres jolies.

  48. suzanne nelson

    January 16, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    It’s always good when men pay attention to details and accessories. I prefer the quirkiness of #2 and the elegance of #3, the yellow gloves of #1 jars and referencing Jorge from WPB they look a little fishermanish, which could be good but not in the context of the rest of his outfit, for me at least.

  49. Northmoon

    January 16, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    I love the gloves on number two – sort of playful!

  50. Antwerp Fashion Observer

    January 16, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    Nice use of color in the first one, but I’d rather wear the 2nd pair, they look mmmmmm, warmmm..

  51. karl

    January 16, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    Can anyone tell me name of the type of hat the gentleman in the second picture is wearing?

    ‘Rene’ hat? As in The Stone Roses.

    I like it.

  52. Sasha

    January 16, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    Men should never wear gloves in bright colours, especially not in winter.

    http://www.runway-tomorrow.blogspot.com

  53. Jazzbuff630

    January 16, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Love that celadon scarf the first guy is wearing.

  54. Breathless

    January 16, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Ah, It’s all about the details, isn’t it?

    The man in the third photo is so elegant, what a looker!

  55. Leah-Nicole

    January 16, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    I love the last pic with the tailored suit, scarf, and gloves. The all-black ensemble makes him look even more polished.

  56. Anonymous

    January 16, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    I tend to look at your site every few days and it always is a pleasant surprise to see real people dressed well. They typically are not young men in some designer creation that few wear, but instead real people with style.
    Thanks
    MP

  57. Anonymous

    January 16, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    I love the last photo.

    Womanwear is beautiful but manswear can be sensational.

  58. Milo Beloved

    January 16, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    I love the gloves in the first picture, but I detest the shoes. I think that it would be great to have a simple pair of dress shoes with socks that match the gloves!

    The third look though . . .

    flawless.

  59. M

    January 16, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Your pictures are the best!
    Congratulations, I love your blog :)

  60. Licia

    January 16, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    Gorgeous! I too love the yellow gloves from the first picture.

  61. mockumentary

    January 16, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    I like the pop of 1′s yellow gloves within his outfit, but don’t they seem a bit cheaply flashy? It feels like Fast and Furious movie characters in cold weather.
    3 looks fantastic

  62. the landscape

    January 16, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    such a sexy look!

  63. Anonymous

    January 16, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    Gloves really are the best winter accessories!!!
    If there’s anyone who’s looking for something really really special, you should take a look at Estonian style, there is a young lady called MARU who really makes the pest looking gloves of all time! Favourite! http://www.kindad.marudesign.eu/

  64. St. Mário

    January 16, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    the gloves!

  65. Dan in Richmond

    January 16, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    The gentleman in the first photo is wearing some beautiful pieces- I like the scarf and the pants in particular- but the palette seems haphazard to me. I think it’s the dark coat and bright gloves combined with the pastels. The one in the third photo is playing it much more safely but still to great effect.

  66. Anonymous

    January 16, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    cuff, no cuff? would both work for the first man?

  67. Brent

    January 16, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    Sasha

    “Men should never wear gloves in bright colours, especially not in winter.”

    Says who?

    Comments like this have legions of men wearing the same suit, with the same shirt, with the same tie, with the same overcoat.

    I dare to say that there are very few hard and fast absolute rules when it comes to fashion. After all, fashion is art and expression. When you try to codify it, you lose everything that was worth having.

    I for one love my purple leather gloves and dont intend to give them up for anyone.

  68. Shaina

    January 16, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    They really are a finishing touch! I love the yellow gloves in the first pic! Nice pop of color! :)

  69. Miguel

    January 16, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    The are all very nice looking but the yellow ones on top are superb…

  70. Anonymous

    January 16, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    I love that Mr. Yellow Gloves/Lime Green scarf is wearing a dark blue jacket with light grey pants … like “The Smile” a few days ago … and both are wearing pants that are very crisply tailored, ironed, and finished. Both are equally stunning.

    I’m going to scour my closet for same.

    Bummer.

  71. J.A.F.

    January 16, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Incredible attention to detail…I love it when guys think about this stuff.

  72. Anonymous

    January 16, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    the second cat is CHILLIN! the jacket and gloves are funk fresh

    #1 the yellow gloves are a nice touch, the colors play well with the jacket pants & wheat chukkas

    the last dude is just clean. it's a good look.

    lol somebody said he looked like a bond villian. well, i guess you should've handed him a silver glock so it 'pops' (pun intended) against the navy hookup ha ha

  73. pRiyA

    January 16, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    never have i seen men dress as well as they do in these pictures taken in Florence. these shots are a pleasure to behold.

  74. Anonymous

    January 16, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    I love that you are focusing on what most inspires you and what you most love to photograph but I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t miss women on the pages of The Sartorialist. LOVE your blog, and I’m staying faithful! hahaha.
    Rachel in NYC

  75. Roger

    January 16, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    First guy is terrific – great scarf, glasses, hair, trouser and boots (grey pants and tan/suede – awe-inspiring; but the Wells Lamont gloves make it.
    The third guy is slick and cool – a bit cliche.
    The middle photo? Sorry but the fuzzy gloves make me think – Chewbacca.

  76. donna

    January 16, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    I love look #1. he’s gorgeous. maybe he wears those gloves all the time. it’s his one pair of gloves that he loves most. i dig it.

  77. Anonymous

    January 17, 2009 at 4:01 am

    The gentleman in the last picture. He is very handsome. I love the blues. It gave him an air of mystery.

  78. Ruhvana and Flanelli

    January 17, 2009 at 5:54 am

    I love those yellow gloves!

  79. Dominica

    January 17, 2009 at 8:28 am

    3 men with such great style…My favourite has to be the gentlemen in the 1st picture…
    He has mixed all these lovely colours effortless together … and I love the way he has tied up his scarf..
    beautiful colour…is it “pistache” ??

  80. Anonymous

    January 17, 2009 at 10:28 am

    first picture- quite like the flavour the yellow gloves add, however im not big fan of those shoes..

    third picture- just absoloutely beautiful!

  81. Iheartfashion

    January 17, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    The man in the suit, standing by the Uffizi (I think), looks fantastic! What a great combination of elements: scarf, gloves, jacket. Perfect.

  82. Grinder

    January 17, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    You’ve got serious skills man.

  83. jgalanto

    January 17, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    i’ve been wanting gloves so badly and this is only worsening my problem… haha. still, i can’t justify buying any when it’s 80 degrees outside (I live in L.A).

  84. Anonymous

    January 17, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    The first guy reminds me of Anthony Bourdain.

  85. Fran Rosa

    January 17, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    This is really really really posh!

    Fran Rosa

  86. Ed

    January 17, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Anyone know where I can pick up gloves and a scarf similar to what is in number one?

  87. Anonymous

    January 17, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    WHO IS THE 3RD GUY??

  88. Anonymous

    January 17, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Please, desperate here. First pant, would no cuffs work? Trying to learn.

  89. Ed

    January 17, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    I think I posted this earlier but I don’t see it now…

    Does anyone know where I can get gloves and a scarf similar to what number one is wearing?

  90. Anonymous

    January 18, 2009 at 5:59 am

    I think the suit on the man on the last picture is gorgeous, very flattering and I love the charcoal colour.

    sonia.

  91. TeeEmCee

    January 18, 2009 at 6:28 am

    Italian men have great style – they can wear a scabby old jumper and deck shoes and still look like they have just walked off a catwalk. Tip my hat.

    Their Style Remains.

  92. missmandi

    January 18, 2009 at 8:10 am

    “Sunny yellow always makes a dreary day cheery” … And it shows he doesn’t take himself too seriously. I love bright colours in the grey of winter.

  93. Allen - East Hampton

    January 18, 2009 at 10:49 am

    Pic 1 – Perfect head to toe, but the pants/boots combo really sets it all off.

    Pic 2 – Novel way to wear those gloves.

    Pic 3 – Not a fan of this look. What are people trying to prove? Throw on a coat already.

  94. Anonymous

    January 18, 2009 at 10:58 am

    “Don’t hate, appreciate!”. – Former Student

    The yellow gloves are Florentine to the “T”. If more men took the care to add something to the boring uniform of men’s style, we would not feel so all alone and nameless/ faceless.

  95. Remah

    January 18, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    Ahh! I love his outfit. The scarf and the leather gloves are the finishing touch for his chic outfit. Though, I’m not too sure about his choice of shoes.

  96. One Man's Style

    January 19, 2009 at 11:23 am

    I Like the blod gloves very Etro

  97. Tiger Fodder

    January 19, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    I’m not feeling the love here. I hate the first two sets of gloves. The bottom picture shows an elegant black leather glove, but that is all it is. I may be biased as I am a vegetarian and don’t wear leather, but find these examples to be lacking. On the other hand the rest of their outfits are spot on.

  98. KiwiBella

    January 19, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    Hats & gloves really finish an outfit, no matter what the weather! My grandparents would put on a hat and gloves every time they left the house. Bring back hats & gloves, I say!

    In winter my grandma would wear a warm hat, well pinned against the wind, and woollen or kid gloves. In summer she wore a wide-brimmed hat and white cotton gloves.

    These pics make me fall in love with gloves all over again! Now I aspire to have an entire closet dedicated to hats and gloves!

  99. Mych

    January 19, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    I’m really impressed by the first and last guys. Their suits fit perfectly. I’m too scared to wear as many colors as the first guy, so I’m always happy to see someone who isn’t. As for the middle, I love the jacket and turtleneck, and the gloves (although I wish they weren’t so bulky), but his hat accentuates the flabbiness of his face and shoulders.

  100. Anonymous

    January 19, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    Who is man # 3? He’s gorgeous!

  101. Nelly

    January 20, 2009 at 6:31 am

    Very classy and elegant. Love it!

  102. Anonymous

    January 20, 2009 at 9:48 am

    cool.

  103. Anonymous

    January 20, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    Yum, yum, yum, all three (and Mr Mod Pants Stripy Socks above too). Playful, confident and dead sexy, except maybe the bucket hat, but no biggie. All three complement each other and should always have coffee in the same cafe at the same time so they can be enjoyed together.

    From a female perspective, menswear rules seem to be very grim, so men who knowingly mess with them ALWAYS get my vote.

    I thought Milanese men were good but I think Florence has the edge!

  104. Anonymous

    January 22, 2009 at 1:22 am

    to Ed @ 10:37,

    You can find similar gloves (as all three men) at Madova in Florence. They have beautiful colors. They’re on the internet as well, but cheaper at the store.

  105. Anonymous

    January 22, 2009 at 1:33 am

    I love the cut of this suit! Turn ups (cuffs) on trousers look cool, thought I’m not so sure of the gloves///:)

  106. Jade

    January 22, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    Absolutely elegant! Fantastic style and cut of suit.

    Your photos are AMAZING and inspirational!! Keep it up!!

  107. Anonymous

    January 25, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    perfect fit, perfect attitude!

  108. Kiki Candelaria

    January 28, 2009 at 1:47 am

    The third man in this series looks incredible. Breathtaking color. His pose is perfect. Incredible style.

  109. Anonymous

    February 17, 2009 at 1:35 am

    Until the third picture, I never thought I would find a suit frightening. Deeply unsettling cut.

  110. Anonymous

    March 9, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    simply hot!

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