Sunday, September 27, 2009

On the Street….Jeans in Milan


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  1. Anonymous

    September 27, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    nice shoes, very nice

  2. MIA

    September 27, 2009 at 1:13 pm


  3. Anonymous

    September 27, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Please guy….try on the socks!!!!

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  4. Anonymous

    September 27, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    the belt and shoes complete it.

  5. its sophisticated

    September 27, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    jeans are such the best xD

  6. RJ

    September 27, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    One of my major pet peeve is shoes and a belt that don't match OR coordinate AT LEAST, so when I see people who actually put effort into matching their belt w/ their shoes I really appreciate it. He's crisp.

  7. Holly

    September 27, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    My kind of guy!

  8. runway reviews

    September 27, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    what a cute man. Love the shoes and the regard de braise :)

  9. sofiasophie

    September 27, 2009 at 2:06 pm


    this man is HOT!
    I don't know ecxatly what is it…. the neck, the look in the eyes…..

  10. twicet

    September 27, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    super shoes! super jean and a nice belt to go with it!

  11. Caleb

    September 27, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    that jacket has a perfect worn in look, it epitomizes comfort

  12. Jacqueline

    September 27, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    wow, men are rolling their jeans up a bit again. Interesting. Like this photo! Love this photo!

  13. Jacqueline

    September 27, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    Love this photo!

  14. Anonymous

    September 27, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    One comments

  15. Olivier

    September 27, 2009 at 2:34 pm


  16. Anonymous

    September 27, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    Nice, simple.

  17. Charlie Rygg

    September 27, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    I love this gentleman's sense of self-awareness.

  18. VF

    September 27, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    I love a man who can wear high water jeans and pull it off. The shoes, the belt, the jacket, so free spirited…



  19. Paolo Manaloto

    September 27, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    only in Milan can jeans look so classy

  20. Anonymous

    September 27, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    Did you notice he hasn´t buttoned his shirt cuffs, that devil!

  21. StyleSpy

    September 27, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    You can keep all those skinny, hollow-eyed boy models — I'll have one of these, thankyouverymuch.

  22. Burning Nymph

    September 27, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    It's his self-assurance that's delectable. In my own personal experience, Italian men and socks, well, ne'er the twain shall meet.

  23. Tombo

    September 27, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    What's the brand of the shoe? I need those kind of shoes :)!

  24. Liam

    September 27, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Shoe envy.

  25. Maggie

    September 27, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    Love his naked feet in those leather shoes!

  26. Tristan

    September 27, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    its perfect w/o socks.

  27. Y.

    September 27, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    even if it's dirty, i loooooove men who don't wear socks, sorry.

  28. Little Snoring

    September 27, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Why do Italians not wear socks with their loafers?

  29. Ernesto

    September 27, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Helloooo DADDY! Hate the shoes but the rest is sex-on-wheels!

  30. Anonymous

    September 27, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    il y a un je ne sais quoi de Paul Newman. Peut ĂŞtre son regarde…

  31. Markmont

    September 27, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    The fit on the jeans is solid. Great shoes. I'd consider attempting the 'no sock' look if 1) the shoe would still fit and 2) if I was 15- 20 years older : P

  32. lenmeister

    September 27, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    Ok. nice shot indeed. But someone help me out here, how practical are leather shoes with no socks? Just curious. This trend has been going around, I cant help thinking it could be a tad uncomfortable at first.

    Btw Sart, saw you at the BNY's book signing, didn't make it to your desk ther but got the book the next day (signed too ;-) Congrats again. Im loving the SArtoriaLust shop, am getting those double monk straps btw! So when can we expect the nxt book?


  33. Tony

    September 27, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Dodgy pre-faded jeans, no socks – he looks like he’s a woolyback from Yorkshire. Sort it out, la, the top half looks boss, but them strides are for meffs. Five out of ten.

  34. Anonymous

    September 27, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    My, oh, my~! We could walk with this
    interesting fellow~!

  35. Mariona

    September 27, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    Special bearing … and the shoes are elegant !!!

  36. Anonymous

    September 27, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    handsome -his belt and shoes DO coordinate. Id like to see him in some sexy ribbed socks tho definately. Jack

  37. manuel

    September 27, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    casual, elegant, nice shoes.
    He need a pochet, I love the pochets.

  38. The Photodiarist

    September 27, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    This dude is super good looking!

  39. Miri

    September 27, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    I actually love the fact that he's not wearing socks ;-)

  40. Anonymous

    September 27, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    the no sock old shoe look is beyond ridiculous and looks mighty stupid. Same goes for everyone waring these skimpy jackets h look 3 sizes too small

    • larry gust

      October 28, 2012 at 3:11 am

      couldn’t agree more……..I knda like the look…..but it has to be uncomfortable and not so hygenic I would think……….but mostly when I’ve done it, just not comfortable.

  41. Graham I. Haynes

    September 27, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    I think the denim is a perfect fit. Casual, mature, savvy.

  42. Anonymous

    September 27, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    All the no-sock haters,
    You don't have to go sock-less to achieve the look. Plenty of companies make loafer socks, which give you bare ankles with all the sanitary/comfort benefits of normal socks.

  43. Tristan

    September 27, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    I think its more of an American thing to wear socks with loafers/mocs.

    In Europe we don't often wear socks with our loafers, (in this case shoes) In the autumn/winter we don't wear mocs anyway, they're generally worn in spring/summer.

    Socks or no socks, this picture works because this dood is comfortable with himself and has reached a place in his life where he doesn't care what people have to think about him.

    And if i remember correctly, i think Scott also did not wear socks with his shoes at the Paris signing


  44. Anton P. S.

    September 27, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    Dear Sartorialist, please tell us how to pull off dress shoes with no socks, without destroying the inside our shoes, getting blisters and having incredibly sweaty feet. What is the secret? Is the ability to wear dress shoes comfortably without socks simply genetic?

  45. theTrendyDwarf

    September 27, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Priceless! The blazer is perfection to its fullest! The way this man dressed himself is so classic and so cool! I like how he has his jeans with those brown leather shoes!
    check out my trendy blog!

  46. Ivy Lane

    September 27, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    I can almost FEEL the blisters on his feet in those fabulous shoes..
    Good jeans though..great fit…


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  48. J.Teheren

    September 27, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Something about the confidence of denim and hard-bottom shoes without socks is quite admirable; he's probably a Scotch man as well. Dope shot.

  49. SustantivoMasculino

    September 27, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    ~good fitting jeans matched with good looking shoes. i love the look.. so relaxed yet not so laidback.

  50. Cornflake40

    September 27, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Guys with short jeans or pants that show off their ankles without socks annoy me because it conveys a premeditated choice not to use socks. Don't we all put socks on without thinking about it for the most part? Perhaps it's the premeditate part of this whole look that annoys me.

    • dcinDC

      September 12, 2012 at 9:31 am

      Aren’t all of our choices pre-meditated? To sock or not to sock, that IS the question.

  51. Miss Head Over Heels

    September 27, 2009 at 10:53 pm

  52. ronan the librarian

    September 27, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    looks like Clive James found a time machine (and a stylist!) and came back in Milan….

  53. LA GANSA

    September 27, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    sexy, really hot!, is he married????????

  54. Lex

    September 28, 2009 at 12:22 am

    Dear Mr. Sartorialist! I love your blog and all the amazing pictures you put on it! You really inspired me to start my blog! so here it is:

    Thank you so much for being so inspiring!

  55. Anonymous

    September 28, 2009 at 12:23 am

    the jacket, the belt, the rolled up pants all serve to make him appear two feet tall.

  56. edition_limitee

    September 28, 2009 at 12:34 am

    Brilliant. Just brilliant !!

  57. Whitney Gray

    September 28, 2009 at 1:04 am

  58. samantha

    September 28, 2009 at 1:11 am

    so classy. the little bit of effort to match the shoes and the belt makes all the difference

  59. Helen

    September 28, 2009 at 3:07 am

    Expecting floods are we? :D

  60. Jenny

    September 28, 2009 at 3:07 am

    Hmmm…he can park his shoes (with or without socks) under my bed any time :)

  61. Apt Servizi Regione Emilia Romagna

    September 28, 2009 at 4:05 am

    Italian style never lies…!!!

  62. Anonymous

    September 28, 2009 at 4:18 am

    Great when you take shots of REAL people with sense of style! (instead of skimpy girls & boys wrapped in some flimsy fabric, they are so boring and already overexposed.)

    Good quality leather shoes with an excellent fit, won't give you blisters. Especially after some wear (with socks).

  63. Rome Reality

    September 28, 2009 at 4:29 am

    The little overlooked detail of a pocket square would complete this classic, ruggedly handsome look.

    The men of Europe have embraced the loafer sock, giving them the barefoot look, without the discomfort. Men's loafer socks are available in the States as well. Banana Republic, REI, Amazon, are just a few locations.

  64. Anonymous

    September 28, 2009 at 4:54 am

    Paolo 2:46 "only in Milan can jeans look so classy."

    Not really, although from Italian heritage, I'm doing my bit to alleviate the general optical pollution in Sydney.

    And in any case, cast your peepers towards the tattooed dude on the right, clearly in Milano, for a lesson on how not to wear jeans.

    Scott's subject is possibly 15-20 years older than sloppy-joe and I bet 98% of ladies would make a bee-line toward him rather than the younger man. Why? Because he cares about his appearance.


  65. dramaqueen

    September 28, 2009 at 5:02 am

    are these shoes really comfortable without socks?!

  66. Anonymous

    September 28, 2009 at 5:14 am

    I'm shocked by the lack of imagination shown by most posters here. As anon 7PM noted there are plenty of ankleless socks for men. Especially in Italy where they are called "fantasmini" which translates as "little ghosts". Saves both your feet and shoes.

    I wear a lot of these socks in spring and summer when going "sockless" is super comfortable.


  67. Couture Cookie

    September 28, 2009 at 6:11 am

    He really looks Italian… NICE!

  68. Anonymous

    September 28, 2009 at 6:12 am

    there's a bit of a clive james look about him – kind of an ironic look in his eye. you're taking my photo?!

  69. Anonymous

    September 28, 2009 at 6:26 am

    Leather shoes without socks are totally comfortable if you don't wear them all day long. Wear them 4 to 5 hours max, and not more than once a week for the same shoes.

  70. Anonymous

    September 28, 2009 at 6:38 am

    Wow, attitude really IS everything.

  71. Anonymous

    September 28, 2009 at 7:16 am

    Have a confortable shoes does'nt mean be a gentlemen!

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  72. Violetsrose

    September 28, 2009 at 7:25 am

    Waist up – gorgeous hunk of a guy – bring it on!!

    Waist down – gay – damn!

  73. Bortabramenhemmamest

    September 28, 2009 at 7:35 am

    Jeans IS so nice!

  74. Anonymous

    September 28, 2009 at 7:50 am

    Interesting to know that a (don't know how to put it) not tall and thin guy can pull off the cropped/rolled up jeans look. Bravo!

  75. Ashley

    September 28, 2009 at 7:56 am

    I really love when men cuff their pant or jean and you can see their oxfords with no socks. Such a refined yet laid back look.

  76. SOCKS!!!

    September 28, 2009 at 8:07 am

    These guys are wearing socks! They are wearing "fantasmini" or simply called no show socks! If you're a real fashionista you should know about this since this has been in market for years!
    It's a fashion insider trick that is all the rage in Italy and most of Europe. It might seem like they are wearing no socks, but trust me they are. You just can't see them!

    Here IS an example of no show socks from calvin Klein:,255,255&wid=327&qlt=90,0&layer=comp&op_sharpen=0&resMode=bicub&op_usm=0.7,1.0,0.5,0&fmt=jpeg

  77. Anonymous

    September 28, 2009 at 9:08 am

    I love this blog and the intelligence of those who make comments here, but this is one of those times I really have to play the contrarian. Since I first started seeing the 'high-water' pants + shoes with no socks look early this year, I thought it looked derivative and silly, like the hip-hop fashion tic of wearing baseball caps with the visor pointing in every direction EXCEPT forward. This look is starting to spread like an aggressive cancer!
    Am I the only reader of Sart who thinks this look is dorky and has already 'jumped the shark'? Anyway, if anyone wants to do this look and avoid blisters and smelly feet, here's a tip I heard from "Miami Vice" star Don Johnson: he wore those little nylon footies women use sometimes. They stay hidden, but provide the necessary comfort, FWIW.

    • dcinDC

      September 12, 2012 at 9:36 am

      I don’t see how the nylon footies can add any comfort as they are too thin. These have been mentioned here before and look like a good bet –

  78. Anonymous

    September 28, 2009 at 9:40 am

    for some reason fashion is irrelevant to this guy. There is something extraordinarily charming about him that is so attractive. Maybe it is the little cuff and no socks, or maybe it is the grampa blazer…anyway, I would like to meet him.

  79. Anonymous

    September 28, 2009 at 9:49 am

    Mmmm! Handsome and well-dressed!

  80. sanmiguelense

    September 28, 2009 at 9:55 am

    About the no socks dilemma:
    If you have well made, LEATHER shoes–i.e. expensive shoes–you can wear them comfortably without socks. The point is moot for those who haven't learned that as long as you have good shoes, anything else is irrelevant!

  81. Anonymous

    September 28, 2009 at 10:30 am

    very handsome
    pilar – madrid

  82. Joshua

    September 28, 2009 at 10:37 am

    Love it. I think lack of socks adds the air of comfort, as opposed to the stuffiness of bound feet. If it wasn't for the regimented colors required at my pretentious coffeehouse employer, I would undoubtedly rock this ensemble.

  83. Anonymous

    September 28, 2009 at 10:49 am

    But …. who is he?????

  84. Anonymous

    September 28, 2009 at 11:13 am

    where to find good casual light blue jeans …like his…it's real problem…

  85. Anonymous

    September 28, 2009 at 11:54 am

    The no socks look is quite ugly and must be non-hygienic and detracts from the overall appearance

  86. Anonymous

    September 28, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    I'm I the only person that thinks that the cropped rolled up look on men makes their feet look ridiculously large?

  87. Alessandro

    September 28, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    I love the jacket, the jkeans, the shoes and the guy looks simpatico as well; however, i imagine the blisters and sweating with the no socks even in September Milan weather. Socks add more color, so why not put them on?

  88. Anonymous

    September 28, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Haha, the critique on the bare feet in shoes is just hilarious! What's the problem? Don't you wash your feet everyday? Is this is some american fobia?

    May I add that these 'nylon footies' are way smellier than bare feet in good quality leather shoes?

    Never read any such remark about women wearing no socks in their shoes.

  89. Anonymous

    September 28, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    hmmm, funny this could be YOU Sart!

  90. Anonymous

    September 28, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    get some sox, please

  91. pete v

    September 28, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    S O C K S

  92. Wrenna

    September 28, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    He is an attractive man, but those pants make him look short-legged. Do old men think this looking at young girls in their skinny jeans?

  93. Joy Mars

    September 29, 2009 at 3:03 am


  94. Dedicated Follower of Nothing

    September 29, 2009 at 9:49 am

    Shoes no socks…Hmmm… a little bit George Michael for me.

  95. milanese

    September 29, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    For all those who wonder how could you wear Church with no shoes: the secret is mini invisible socks.
    But I remember young men back in the eighties wearing heavy winter shoes the night in summer at Forte dei Marmi. Pier Vittorio Tondelli, the great Italian writer, has these kind of shoes with no socks in a beautiful old photo. All things do pass, but everything someday comes back.

  96. Anonymous

    September 29, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    No need for mini-socks, which I have found slip off anyway. I go sockless in dress shoes everyday, and agree that feet sweat much less if the shoes are made of quality leather. Good leather shoes also breathe, and therefore will not cause feet to smell. I sometimes go 14 hours with my feet tied into heavy leather wingtips, with little discomfort at all.

  97. Anonymous

    September 29, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    I'm an Italian, and so I guess I feel it's my duty to wear my shoes sockless. But I'll be the first to admit, there are days when my feet are begging to be set free.

  98. Anonymous

    September 29, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    I'm surprised by all the criticism. What a beautiful man who is simply, but cleanly dressed.

  99. Anonymous

    September 29, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    I like this image, the look seems at the same time confortable and elegant

  100. Anonymous

    September 29, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    It is very interesting that so many of you people make comments about the no-socks look. Growing up in the Southern United States (Charleston, SC), no one wears socks with their loafers. Unless it is freezing cold… I feel like it is much more comfortable if you are going to be wearing quality shoes. I just never had much of a problem pulling it off, or even thought twice about it really, prior to reading these comments.

    Women never wear socks, is it really any different for men?

  101. theDavid

    September 29, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    Sexy and stylish…does he have my number?

  102. Anonymous

    September 30, 2009 at 2:46 am

    One day we will look back at this sans socks business with utter disgust. Meanwhile let's continue to pretend we haven't noticed a thing.

  103. Anonymous

    September 30, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Very nice picture, and his look is perfect ! Also the other pictures … Compliments alessandro ! Mirela

  104. Anonymous

    October 26, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    I'm really not a fan of wearing lace ups without hosiery – this gentleman is an exception.


  105. Tara

    April 5, 2014 at 10:26 am

    You just know he starts his date sitting at an outdoor cafĂ©, sipping an espresso, and reading a newspaper….made of actual paper.

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