Thursday, January 10, 2013

On the Street….Graphics, Florence

I love a graphic print like this, but it’s so tough to do as a standalone item.


Wearing it as a layer seems so much more subtle, and yet just as effective.


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  1. Laura

    January 10, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Great jacket! Love it more on the second photo!

  2. Mona

    January 10, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    I totally agree with you…is the guy in photo 2 the same as photo 1 with different pants or the guy in photo 2 has exactly the same shirt as in photo 1?

    • mang jami

      January 12, 2013 at 9:07 am

      i was wondering the same thing … is it the same person wearing the same jacket with different pants n shoes or two completely different person wearing the same jacket … the latter seems to be unlikely …

  3. Denisa

    January 10, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    I like that graphics style. Looks nice and I like colors. Have a nice day.

  4. Simbarashe

    January 10, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    The aztec blew up in New York and then all but disappeared. I saw a lot of those gaudy coats around, I agree they’re a bit loud on their own. But it really appealed to a particular culture of kids… and some women.
    Funny that sounded odd.

  5. bey

    January 10, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Great boots in the 2nd photo

  6. superfly

    January 10, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Dig the boots, would love to track a pair of those down.

  7. Inés Cruz (@Ines_Cruz)

    January 10, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    That jacket is beyond cool!
    I love the colours

  8. LaModaAndrogina

    January 10, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    U’re right,it seems much better when used as a layer,especially when ther e is much colour contrast on the print.but it might look good combinated with some other pants maybe…Ä° dunno :) Ä° actually kinda liked both looks

  9. Anne-Sophie

    January 10, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Original : un kilim sur le dos ! sympa pour la randonnée..;-)
    J’aime beaucoup les chaussures de la 2ème photo et elles s’accordent bien avec le morceau de tapis qui dépasse de la veste…:-)))

  10. Fred

    January 10, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Like wearing a miniskirt over pants! At least from the back. The second photo may look just as ridiculous from the front. Looks like a fashion victim to me.

  11. Bonnie, Clyde and Marni

    January 10, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Love the second pic!!

  12. Richard

    January 10, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    I love bold graphics, but it is a fine line as to what is too much. I love it layered too and the second pic looks great.

  13. Tatj

    January 10, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    I prefer this type of pattern worn as a layer, as you said this is more subtile. As a standalone, this is too easy and to see it entirely, even if the pattern is beautiful, the outfit becomes unequal, excessive. The patern is not extravagant but to me the outfit needed the black jacket to brins simplicity. Details are better. To show everything is not fun.

  14. Melena

    January 10, 2013 at 4:27 pm

  15. Ahmad

    January 10, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    I couldn’t agree more pieces like that always look better as a subtle statement

  16. Alexa

    January 10, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    i love the jacket. somehow it works..and with red socks it would have been even cooler ! ;)

  17. Matias

    January 10, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    I think the “dose” of graphic print should also be in relation with the face. For instance in my case I can not use too much color and figures because I feel that I “dissapear” and people will look at the clothes instead of me…I know its a little woody allen kind of thing but that`s what I think..

  18. liz

    January 10, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    cool sweater

  19. Lelli Family

    January 10, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Great jacket, great outfit of these men one of my favorite

    Daddy Lele, from Lelli italian fashion family

  20. Scott

    January 10, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    That colorful sweater is from RL Denim & Supply!!

  21. Nico

    January 10, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    I prefer the second shot, like how the print gives to the look a special touch!

  22. Margherita

    January 10, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    Great layering!

  23. kellandsechy

    January 10, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    Loving the print on the coat, layering is such a great idea!


    January 10, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    great print :)


    January 11, 2013 at 12:25 am

    I really love this fabric

  26. Topol

    January 11, 2013 at 12:34 am

    Blanket jackets are very popular right now. You can even find blanket parts on sweaters. The Pendletons are particularly nice, and pricey.

  27. Oh, play it louder!!

    January 11, 2013 at 2:10 am

    Love the graphic sweater!

    See you,

  28. Eva

    January 11, 2013 at 3:35 am

    Awesome cardigan, the print is so cool!

  29. Noemi

    January 11, 2013 at 4:29 am

    The second photo, so well dressed from head to toe.

  30. amy

    January 11, 2013 at 6:26 am

    Do all people in florence take lessons in how to perfectly cuff their trousers to show their fabulous footwear? Men and women do this. I am going to practice.

  31. Sonny Hammond

    January 11, 2013 at 7:10 am

    Print? Are you certain?

  32. Tania

    January 11, 2013 at 8:02 am

    I was there and I saw him!
    Fashion of course… but brave!

  33. Em

    January 11, 2013 at 9:02 am

    I’m unsure about your sentiment. I feel that if you understate the rest of the outfit [like what the first photo did with the khaki pants and simple shoes], the print works well! You just don’t need to overdue it with something so powerful!

    Regardless, a great set of photos and I totally want that jacket for myself :)

  34. dcinDC

    January 11, 2013 at 9:28 am

    Why do you think this is so “tough to do as a standalone item”? Ideally a fairly “strong” personality will help to pull it off, but I don’t think a wallflower is going to buy this jacket anyway. The light khakis aren’t right for it; really needs a dark denim to balance it – that’s the only problem I see. Do you think he bought those pants, or had the button feature added later? As a shorter guy, I like that as an option to rolling the cuff or hemming. Oh, don’t generally like seeing something longer sticking out from under a coat (looks like you don’t have the right coat), but this kind of works. Thanks!


    January 11, 2013 at 9:28 am

    Agree. Layering this piece makes it work.

  36. Gina

    January 11, 2013 at 9:33 am

    Great Graphic Jacket from Denim&Supply Ralph Lauren!!!!
    Where can I find it in Italy?

  37. Gina

    January 11, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Great Graphic Jacket from Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren!!!!
    Where can I find it in Italy???

  38. RWJW

    January 11, 2013 at 10:11 am

    I love the khaki’s in the first shot. Does anyone know who makes them?

  39. Elena

    January 11, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Great combination of prints and colors!!!!

  40. sarah

    January 11, 2013 at 11:56 am

    This makes me sad. That “graphic print” was once a tribal pattern with prayers and meaning. Now it’s nameless on a white guy looking fab.

  41. James

    January 11, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Love the mix of the first pic btw an estravagant “native” knitwear and a “must have” pairs of Classic Alden.

  42. Brett Westmoreland

    January 11, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    This pattern in brilliant. I must get my hands on something similar.

    Blue skies!
    Brett Westmoreland

  43. Alessia

    January 12, 2013 at 3:37 am

    love this!!!


  44. Andrea

    January 12, 2013 at 10:56 am

    Nice pic! Be glad to meet you in person next edition.

    Andrea, the guy in the first picture.

  45. Chelsea Patricia

    January 14, 2013 at 8:25 am

    Ummmm, yes. Wish my hubby would be brave enough to try this ;)

  46. Lola

    January 14, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Love the geometry and colors of the graphs…isn’t it from the ralph jeans collection??

  47. bronwyn

    January 16, 2013 at 10:21 am

    I love a graphic print, layered or not! But I am perhaps most excited by the little buttoned cuff on the trousers in the first photo. What a brilliant little detail!

  48. jd

    January 16, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    This is an amazing sweater from DENIM AND SUPPLY

    Anyone who wants this and other great pieces check it out

  49. NACHO

    January 17, 2013 at 7:01 am


  50. ThousandYardStyle

    January 19, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    These shots are fascinating, the day after i saw this post I took some photos a man walking down the street in downtown los angeles wearing the same coat and outfit. What a small and fast world this is becoming..

  51. Gabriel Poynton

    January 27, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    Button-cuff trousers in the first photo: anyone know where to find those?

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