Thursday, June 19, 2014

On the Street…..In the Shadow of the Duomo, Florence



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  1. a

    June 19, 2014 at 9:08 am

    can you stop featuring people who smoke already?

    • Aqeel Fikree

      June 19, 2014 at 10:03 am

      Why? Enlighten the rest of us.

    • Chat Robinson

      June 19, 2014 at 10:12 am

      I was just going to make the same comment, or at least ask the question how come so many of these stylish folks still smoke? I live in France where more people still smoke than in my native England, I know that Spanish folks smoke even more, maybe Italians are the same. Scott, what is the answer???!! Of course, maybe there isn’t an answer…

    • Karen

      June 19, 2014 at 10:27 am

      Love everything but the cigarette and shoes

    • Jurg Schmid

      June 19, 2014 at 10:35 am

      If you want your costly treads smell
      Like an ashtray please go ahead

      • Suze

        June 19, 2014 at 12:51 pm

        Exactly. Even though it’s not a healthy choice. It is HER choice. So let it be it.

    • Gap

      June 19, 2014 at 11:29 am

      Why it’s so important the cigarette?? I can look at her and still I have no need to smoke! I never had one in my entire life, so what ‘s the problem??

    • tallulah

      June 19, 2014 at 12:39 pm

      What is with the Anti-Smoking police. This is the Sartorialist not a health and safety blog. Surely, chacun a son gout and all that. Everytime I see a posting with someone smoking I expect the witterings to start. I have not been surprised yet. My personal belief is that if someone is that judgemental perhaps they cannot fully appreciate the depth of this blog. Just my opinion, I do not wish to insult anyone.

      • Chat Robinson

        June 19, 2014 at 2:29 pm

        I’m not insulted at all, I agree that smoking is just a lifestyle choice, albeit a very unhealthy one but what the hell, it’s not the only bad choice we make. I just wondered how come so many of the very stylish folks on the Sartorialist site are smokers when nowadays you meet and see so fewer smokers than twenty or thirty years ago. Is there a connection between nicotine and good taste in clothes?… Only kidding!

      • JaCarr

        June 20, 2014 at 4:06 pm


    • jett

      June 19, 2014 at 12:47 pm

      I hate to tell anyone this, but: people smoke for the same reason people use drugs: it feels good.Think people would smoke if it didnt feel good? Everyone on the planet knows its bad for you, ok? So feel free to not smoke or use drugs. But now you known why. And I hope critics do not eat red meat, get their exercise and consume no sugar or sugar subs. Cause those are all bad for you.

    • Suze

      June 19, 2014 at 12:50 pm

      Why should Scott do that? He captures people on the street, candidly. Some might be holding a cigarette. Should he ask them to put them out? It’s part of who they are at that moment. Just like this woman has long hair. Maybe next year she has short hair and has stopped smoking. Who knows? Who cares?! It is who she is at that moment. And that is what Scott has captured. And that is what I love!

    • andreea

      June 20, 2014 at 5:34 am

      she is wonderful! i wanna meet her! :)

    • Jean Tom

      June 22, 2014 at 1:34 pm

      So if Scott censors his photos it will stop people from smoking…what a novel concept.

  2. supal {chevrons & éclairs}

    June 19, 2014 at 9:18 am

    oh love this look, wearing something similar to it in NYC today actually :) x

  3. Rachelle

    June 19, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Love her outfit, great shot!


  4. Mira

    June 19, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Simple but beautiful look.

    xx Mira

  5. kelsey

    June 19, 2014 at 9:50 am

  6. claudia

    June 19, 2014 at 10:10 am

  7. Ana

    June 19, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Love the look! Will give it a try! Thanks Sart.

  8. Taipei Style

    June 19, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Loving her style!


  9. justray

    June 19, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Love the minimalist look! And the black oxfords are fantastic.

  10. Lindsey

    June 19, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Love her skirt! Nice shot!

  11. Sara

    June 19, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Perfect except for the cigarette. Oh well.

  12. Trinity

    June 19, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    This look is very chic, yet looks quite comfortable. I love the shoes with it, too!

  13. Eva

    June 19, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Such a chic and classic look. It looks simple but I’m pretty sure it’s put together with a great sense of style. Beautiful xx

  14. me

    June 19, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    As others pointed out above, I don’t like the cigarette, but I LOVE her skirt. It is the perfect midi skirt, and the perfect outfit to wear on a sunny day in Florence.

  15. Michael

    June 19, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    The look is okay, but the picture is not great. Why so dark? Was that on purpose? You can barely see her feet, as the blend into the shadows of the sidewalk. Just seem underexposed to me.

    • The Sartorialist

      June 22, 2014 at 3:05 am

      thats why its called “In the Shadow of the Duomo” she’s in heavy shadow

  16. Enrie Scielzo

    June 19, 2014 at 2:33 pm

  17. Hamza

    June 19, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    I like your stuff really appreciating and its wonderful.

  18. Hamza

    June 19, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    nice look great.And its wonderful.

  19. Andy

    June 19, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    I can’t wait for this women-wearing-men’s-shoes trend to finally die. The rest of her outfit looks great, why ruin it with those shoes?

  20. Sevan

    June 19, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    As I’m scrolling down I’m hoping for great shoes and…Yes!
    She’s got it all!

  21. Mayam

    June 19, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    Kind of a dull outfit, imho. But with all the cigarette commentary, I am amazed to see no-one else has mentioned this: a lot of very skinny people are featured on this blog (apparently more willing to be photographed, according to Sart). Smoking is a classic appetite suppressant. As long as skinny = stylish, there will be stylish smokers.

  22. lolli

    June 19, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    great simple and effortless look

  23. simone

    June 19, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    I love the light, they way the shadow plays on how you see her, gives off a different image every time I look. Beautiful photo.

  24. milex

    June 19, 2014 at 8:33 pm


  25. Ro Moreira

    June 19, 2014 at 11:15 pm

  26. Jean Tom

    June 19, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    The outfit flows until you reach the shoes.

    Question:Why do cigarettes always draw fire while pics of people having drinks get off scott free (no puns intended :)

  27. une chatte grise

    June 20, 2014 at 12:47 am

    Really great shirt/skirt/shoes ensemble. And that shirt looks like it would be cool & comfy on a hot summer day…

  28. lisa

    June 20, 2014 at 1:17 am

    hands down the best post title!

  29. Maryanne

    June 20, 2014 at 3:30 am

    Lovely shot ….. Goodness me, people rabbit on about nothing…. She looks beautiful and really stylish !!!!!!

  30. Milka

    June 20, 2014 at 4:04 am

    miss Florence and that style…

  31. sandyy

    June 20, 2014 at 4:22 am

    Like the old school style, with the relax attitude!

  32. Piya

    June 20, 2014 at 4:27 am

    This lady is definitely french… hard to imagine and italian dressed like that. Simple and chic…

  33. lavinia

    June 20, 2014 at 5:17 am

    I like the girl very italian (like me). I like living in a world where choice and free will is what we have: your choice to smoke or not to smoke :)

  34. Isabelle

    June 20, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    You really ought to be ashamed of yourself (and this goes for ALL bloggers) for continuing to glamorize smoking. I have just come from visiting a 43 year old friend who is dying of lung cancer. Don’t you get it or is it that you don’t really care for anything other than your bottom line!

    • tallulah

      June 21, 2014 at 11:47 am

      Erghhhhh! Not either glamorous or tasteless – it’s just one of those things. Surely this is the wrong site to bang on about it! I find this post close to insulting.

  35. Wendy Carlos Williams

    June 20, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    I love this look!

  36. patricia

    June 20, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    she is a true sartorialist! Her outfit is deceptively simple but the line, the fit, the tailoring are perfect. Bravo!

  37. zoravictimdelamode

    June 21, 2014 at 3:23 am

    Just WOW ! Love that style !

  38. mariachenoia

    June 21, 2014 at 7:02 am

    this is a true italian daily style. few elements, each one perfect, elegant without effort, comfortable and fresh. plus, is the kind of outfit that make you notice the girl, not the outfit itself.

  39. ruth

    June 21, 2014 at 8:58 am

    The woman in the background on her right is equally intriguing!

  40. allinclusivegirl

    June 21, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Love this look so chic!

  41. LIZPR

    June 21, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Don’t find the outfit particularly exciting, and I couldn’t give a crap re: the smoking (or tattoos, when applicable).

    Scott is just capturing people who catches his eye, people. He’s not here to campaign re: the implications of smokers or tattooers.

  42. BC

    June 21, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Cigarettes are stylish. And they are enjoyable.

    Everything in moderation. They are not healthy.

  43. madcat

    June 21, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    guess what? Scott takes pictures of people on the street, idle.
    Usually people who are idle in the street are there because they are smoking…since they cannot smoke inside.
    So, this is not glamourizing smoking. It is simply life in modern times.

  44. Gaia

    June 22, 2014 at 8:28 am

    i love her style!


  45. Allison

    June 22, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    I love this look and I wish I knew where she got those shoes and that skirt. Perfect. About smoking: if she wants to smoke outside, who cares? Florence suffers from the same incessant smokers that ruin the air for all of us all over the world: cars and trucks. Being in an urban area means you are essentially smoking constantly. So leave the the minor offenders (smokers) alone!

  46. Ann

    June 23, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Come on people! Dont bully others just because they choose to smoke, is their choice; there are many other things that can be potentially damaging to our health and no one wants people just shouting it out on our faces all the time! Apart from that….Scott you should totally add a category or tag for perfect tees (one of the most difficult-to-find item in a wardrobe)!! I loved her look btw.

  47. gaya

    June 24, 2014 at 4:54 am

    love the look. got the same skirt. thanks for another idea how to wear it.

    • Eugene

      July 5, 2014 at 10:14 pm

      May I ask where you got this skirt? It just makes me wonder where…..thanks in advance.

  48. BurningChrome

    June 25, 2014 at 7:58 am

    She looks good… pity about the cigarette and the shoe choice. No need to censor pics of people looking good though.

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