Thursday, February 3, 2011

On the Street….Layering, Florence


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  1. mademoiselleandcomag

    February 3, 2011 at 4:33 pm

  2. Wida

    February 3, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Inspiration :)

    Missing Amsie Blog

  3. Aliona

    February 3, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    The caramel colored shoes+sweater are what make this "classic with a twist" outfit an inspiration.

  4. Lee

    February 3, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    i guess i need to get some double monks

  5. S.N. Carpeaux

    February 3, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Look at those double monks!

  6. Kira Lilly

    February 3, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    love the knitted coat

    Kira Lilly

  7. styleforlife

    February 3, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Italian men are the best dressers!
    xx Emily from EL Vintage

  8. B. Inspired.

    February 3, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    The shoes! the shoes! Love his shoes)

  9. JenLynn

    February 3, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Great pieces to help stave off the cold.

  10. Jeannene

    February 3, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Don't the Italian's know how to do it?

  11. Eugene

    February 3, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Beautiful color and pattern matching here. Clearly, this gentleman hasn't seen your post on shorter outerwear sleeve lengths though :)

  12. syd vicious

    February 3, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    great layering with that sweater!

  13. Anonymous

    February 3, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    My favorite type of shoes.

  14. Neil james @ He died of beauty

    February 3, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Classic with a twist.

  15. Jordana @ White Cabana

    February 3, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Layering of clothes, colours, textures…and stones. This guy's got style!

  16. FBecker

    February 3, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Amazing photography…truly

    here is a cool blog: :)

  17. Mxolisi Ngonelo

    February 3, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Someone needs to tell me the exact name of that cardigan. Those clasps are something else.

  18. Anonymous

    February 3, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    LOVE this sweater!
    Takes a certain gentleman to pull that off!
    Good shoes too.


  19. Anonymous

    February 3, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Clumpy clunky nonsense- and I love knitwear!

  20. Román Iglesias

    February 3, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    U wont feel the cold, right?


    February 3, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Love the colours!

    xo thefashionguitar

  22. Tony Post No Bills | Washington DC

    February 3, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Phenomenal! Just the combination of the toggle sweater, the scarf, the double breasted plaid blazer…and the shoes. You did good Sart!…You did good!

  23. NaughtyBaubles

    February 3, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Love the shoes, the colors and the double breasted blazer. The layering is perfection and I really, really want that toggle cardi/coat!!


    NaughtyBaubles on Etsy

  24. Jerrica

    February 3, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    awesome… wish my father dressed this way


  25. fabulous

    February 3, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Classic pieces layered in an unexpected way!Lets all rethink our current wardrobes-

  26. Anonymous

    February 3, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Hate the socks – far too dark. He should wear none for a complete contrast to the heaviness of the rest of the outfit

  27. Malena

    February 3, 2011 at 5:13 pm


  28. caribbelle

    February 3, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    loving the touch of hunter green

  29. SimpleTobz

    February 3, 2011 at 5:27 pm

  30. Quest St. Jacobs

    February 3, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Now that's one dapper cat.
    Where's that seasoned gentlemen heading with the perfect layers and great brown shoes?…

  31. Efren Jarquin

    February 3, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Awesome sweater, love the layers and to finish it all The Monk Straps!!!


  32. tp24

    February 3, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    He looks so bulky…..don't really care for it.

  33. Duse Pasteller

    February 3, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    VERY classy! love those shoes, the duffelcoat and that scarf!


  34. tinkerbell the bipolar faerie

    February 3, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Love the caramel and the green

  35. Robert Sisson

    February 3, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    There is a man with style and confidence, nice shot.

  36. Hana Carlton

    February 3, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    but aren't those pants a touch short?

  37. Anonymous

    February 3, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    It's unexpected, the jacket underneath the sweater coat. I like the mix of textures though.

  38. Anonymous

    February 3, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    I believe the shoes are the new Prada

  39. Yajaira

    February 3, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    nice blazer

  40. Laura

    February 3, 2011 at 6:01 pm

  41. jaunebleu

    February 3, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    Great composition, especially the juxtaposition of the cardigan against the wooden fence!

  42. kalyca Romeo

    February 3, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    I want that cardigan! A great replacement for my coat.

  43. Karena

    February 3, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    Love the look of layering I do it all of the time!

    Art by Karena

  44. Ru

    February 3, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    Love it, but think we're all going to end up in animal skins, the way the weathers going, can we make that fashionable??

  45. Eugene

    February 3, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    @Anonymous about the socks:

    I agree on the no socks, feet have to stay warm too, ya know. I think green socks to pick up the color of the scarf would look nice.

  46. Anonymous

    February 3, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    does someone know the brand of this coat???? need ittttt

  47. Funky Fraîche

    February 3, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    what a dope outfit…love it…<3


    Love, L

  48. Camille

    February 3, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Hum… I think somrtimes your click is better then reality. I do not like that outfit. Strange and looks unconfortable. But you create an atmosphere cool to all tht people…This is the magic in some way….ok it works!

  49. Cynthia Fox-Giddens

    February 3, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    This gent has done it oh so well, Sharp!

  50. Marrisa

    February 3, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Love the knitted jacket!
    Please check out my blog and follow me!

  51. Dawn

    February 3, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    one word: sleek
    ahhh the layerings and colors are matched to perfection…

  52. Anonymous

    February 3, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    The layering is awesome. Love the sweater, I need to buy one ASAP.

  53. Sofia

    February 3, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    i always tought of fashion as something quite boring …
    But i must admit that your blog raised my interest about this subject. Amazing pictures ! Congratulations :)

  54. Snippets/Sarah

    February 3, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Love. Love. Love. Everything. The shoes, the toggles, the colors, the classiness.

  55. comme fraiche

    February 3, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    a proper topcoat would have looked better over his blazer, I do like his shoes though

  56. Whitney Sherrell

    February 3, 2011 at 8:28 pm

  57. safra

    February 3, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    i dig the layering

  58. Anonymous

    February 3, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Looks rather awkward. Or rather, it just looks uncomfortable.

  59. Barrera

    February 3, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    omg i love this man, and i dont even know him, he looks great. i love the pant length and the shoes, Ahh, i love it.

  60. Maryanne

    February 3, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    this is a gentleman who has put thought into his ensemble.

    that loden scarf, the brass buttons and toggles…add a tremendous ammount.

  61. Edgar Martinez

    February 3, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Great picture. Love the shoes and sweater!

  62. paperwhales

    February 3, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    This is so good.

  63. Kathleen

    February 3, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Looking fantastic. Wow, what an incredible job of layering. Starting with the simple t-shirt and khakis and working his way out to the sweater. I LOVE THE SWEATER. And his shoes are such a great color, perfectly neutral with everything he's wearing. Looks like a wet and nasty day there in Florence, but he is looking warm and cozy. Once again, great play of fore and backgrounds. Lovely photograph.

  64. Anonymous

    February 3, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    intriguing he left the bottom left button unbuttoned

  65. Mary

    February 3, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    …….but what on earth would I wear to compete for admiring glances? It's a great outfit but I wouldn't/couldn't go out with him in public!

    Oh yes, do add me to the list of those who would kill for the sweater coat……..and with toggles it is easily unisex!

    Awesome photos of amazing clothes/people – so glad I've found you.

  66. yifie d.

    February 3, 2011 at 11:09 pm


  67. J.Ro

    February 3, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    Nobody should text while walking…but if you do, try to look this cool doing it!

  68. stevewckrt

    February 3, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    VERY classy! love those shoes, the duffelcoat and that scarf!
    Antique jewelry, a term applied to jewelry over a hundred years old, is now a favorite with the prospective brides, too.

  69. She Wore It Well

    February 4, 2011 at 12:10 am

    its all about camel.. continues..

  70. Anonymous

    February 4, 2011 at 12:15 am

    Magnifique !

  71. Julian Hoffmann

    February 4, 2011 at 1:27 am

    Hey a just a dandy.

  72. Miss Molly

    February 4, 2011 at 1:36 am

    that is some awesome layering right there! the texture of his knit coat is amazing and it picks up the colour of his shoes so beautifully!

    great shot!

  73. Anonymous

    February 4, 2011 at 3:40 am

    Great style. I've noticed so many interesting photos of older men. Not many at all of older women. Are there none worth photographing? I'd sure like to see more!!!

  74. Le Chic Boutique

    February 4, 2011 at 3:44 am

    Really enjoy your photos. Would be wonderful to see more photos of Asians in Fashion!

    Le Chic Boutique

  75. Lee Oliveira

    February 4, 2011 at 4:41 am

    Obsessed with this cardigan..
    I need it (now)
    Lee x

  76. Helen

    February 4, 2011 at 4:46 am

    I love everything on him,it looks awesome.


  77. Anonymous

    February 4, 2011 at 5:12 am

    He's Alessandro Squarzi : a super stylish italian man!

  78. Jack Daniel

    February 4, 2011 at 5:18 am

    The strangest thing is, when I was in Florence I never saw these fashionable people. Only the elderly people were the best dressed ones.

  79. Anonymous

    February 4, 2011 at 5:38 am

    very cool man! his name's Alessandro Squarzi! He has a fashion showroom! very very cool! love the mix!!! he's always the best dressed!!!

  80. Anonymous

    February 4, 2011 at 5:40 am

    isn't it the Bark coat? very fashion 70's colours! and very fashion man!

  81. Lucylou*

    February 4, 2011 at 5:42 am

    I just love this – can't really explain why – I think I just love the fact that he is completely himself!

  82. Tasha

    February 4, 2011 at 6:16 am


  83. Anonymous

    February 4, 2011 at 6:26 am

    so a perfect style!!!!

  84. Anonymous

    February 4, 2011 at 7:19 am

    The scarf underneath the jacket makes him look uncomfortable further shown by the inability of the jacket to button up completely!
    He look rather stuffy, I would suggest a thinner scarf or no scarf at all.

  85. E...

    February 4, 2011 at 7:26 am

    I love the sweater and the austrian knots ;)

  86. Anonymous

    February 4, 2011 at 7:31 am

    Very classy man…elegant and cool at the same time! The wool montgomery is fantastic!!!!!

  87. Anonymous

    February 4, 2011 at 7:34 am

    Not doing it for me at all – I just think he looks silly.

    Trousers too short (and, if it's really that cold, unsuitably lightweight). And, I know it's just me, but single monks are truly horrible, so double that for these!

  88. hanna

    February 4, 2011 at 8:05 am

    omg you've got such a cute blog.

  89. Davidikus

    February 4, 2011 at 8:08 am

    The heavy golden buttons give the impression the jacket is not straight: the ones that are not buttoning sit down lower than the others (law of physics).

    The layering on the other hand, is wonderful.

  90. SOFIA

    February 4, 2011 at 8:30 am

    simply chic knitted sweater!

  91. Anonymous

    February 4, 2011 at 8:35 am


  92. Anonymous

    February 4, 2011 at 9:05 am

    the wollen coat should be from a new brand named BARK

  93. Martha gama

    February 4, 2011 at 9:16 am


  94. Anonymous

    February 4, 2011 at 9:31 am


  95. Olya Nikol Pishcheva

    February 4, 2011 at 9:31 am

    Obviously, it's a statement look. I love it. ~ xoxo Diamond Cat

  96. Anonymous

    February 4, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Simply Fabubous !!!

    A Chic Man showing a great character in his outfit!

  97. Anna

    February 4, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Great pic! I've never seen anything like it!!!

  98. Anonymous

    February 4, 2011 at 11:09 am

    I don't know – it feels over-stuffed to me. Layering can be fabulous but sometimes I feel it's gone too far. It's so ubiquitous and never looks comfortable. Let's change it up sometimes, Sartorialist!

  99. Christophe

    February 4, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Double monk ? Lobb William circa 1990 (old buckles) in Tan Buffalo leather… Yummy !

  100. Mark Thuesen

    February 4, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Great photo, looks like a realistic scene on the street.

    mark thuesen

  101. anthony

    February 4, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Oh fabulous. Well done.

  102. Catchingup

    February 4, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    He is gorgeous and all the wonderful clothes are just icing.

  103. luxxury

    February 4, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    What one wears usually is a manifestation of the inner. This is indeed a great moment captured on film in so many ways.

    Very inspirational.

    Much light always,


  104. Anonymous

    February 4, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    I have to admit, that I don't like neither the jacket (horrible!) nor the cardigan nor the shoes. Looks as if he didn't know, what to wear. Sorry!

  105. @unChCh

    February 4, 2011 at 1:24 pm


  106. fashionsdirtylaundry

    February 4, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    I love the idea of the over-sized sweater worn over the blazer.

  107. anne

    February 4, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    really amazing :) i've been trying to find a decent good quality blazer like that with a female cut, but i can only find weirdly shaped ones at zara :(

  108. LeeFX

    February 4, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    I would KILL for that knitted duffle coat/jacket/sweater/thing.

    Great picture.

    (also those double monk-strap shoes are to die for, as well)

  109. TheMen'sSide

    February 4, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    OMG! He looks so cool!
    Awesome cardigan :)

  110. GG

    February 4, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    thumbs UP!

  111. Sophie Mhabille

    February 4, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    This cardigan is amazing, love the color matching the shoes

  112. alastair

    February 4, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Ooh, I dunno, maybe it's just me but girls always seem to do layering better than guys.
    An impressive construction none-the-less.

  113. Luc Wiesman

    February 4, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    That cardigan is off the charts.

  114. Gabe

    February 4, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    texture rich.

  115. zebiah

    February 4, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    amazing outfit!!

  116. Brummagem Joe

    February 4, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Judging by your photo record this guy never does anything other than look at his phone.

  117. Kristen

    February 4, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    So many textures!!! I love how he's cuffed his pants, with the blue socks underneath. I also love the construction of his shoes. The buckles are so interesting!

    I wonder how long his jacket's sleeves are. ;)

  118. Anonymous

    February 4, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    I'm going to just say it. This guy looks ridiculous. I bet he feels even worse. It looks so uncomfortable! Reminds me of when your parents bundle you up in a snowsuit with many layers underneath and you can't even put your arms down all the way.

  119. Evie

    February 4, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    I love everything about it. Great style and a great shot!

  120. Chantal Khalil

    February 4, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Why didn't he button the fourth button?

  121. the dizzle

    February 4, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    nice. you don't usually see sweaters over blazers but i like it.

  122. jimjims

    February 4, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    love this outer layer.

    have not seen one in this color or woven fabric.


  123. Anonymous

    February 4, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    for us its "fashion" for them its "effortlessly getting dressed in the morning", its that innate characteristic that we strive for.
    great shot.

  124. Anonymous

    February 4, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    for us its "fashion" for them its "effortlessly getting dressed in the morning", its that innate characteristic that we strive for.
    great shot.

  125. Jones

    February 5, 2011 at 1:36 am

    Why can't every man of a certain age look this chic? This is EONS above the ubiquitous 'Dad Jeans.' Simply inspirational. Modern Sophisticate

  126. Dana

    February 5, 2011 at 8:44 am

    I'll bet he has a closet bursting with luxurious goodies…why not layer them and look beyond stylish. He also doesn't care too much as his blazer is a bit sloppy and I like that – he's not thinking too hard about his looks but he has great taste.

  127. Anonymous

    February 5, 2011 at 11:24 am

    This guy appeared a while ago on another blog with the following caption:

    "These guys do this for a living, you think they would know better. When you try hard, you die hard."

  128. Anonymous

    February 5, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    It's a BARK duffel coat, the new thing. Amazing.

  129. Agne

    February 5, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    he's definitely stylish!

  130. Mirajade

    February 5, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    One of the best male posts I have seen on this blog, and oh! There have been so many good ones to choose from.

  131. chuck n.

    February 5, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    the cardigan is great and all, but the scarf (or whatever he's smuggling under the blazer) makes it the blazer look way too tight

  132. Andre Gorr

    February 5, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    for the reply of:

    Anonymous said…
    I believe the shoes are the new Prada….

    i doubt it – these shoes are Magnanni's – i have the same pair in dark brown – very stylish and comfortable.

  133. wholesale vintage clothing

    February 6, 2011 at 2:37 am

    What one wears usually is a manifestation of the inner.
    This is indeed a great moment captured on film in so many ways.

    Very inspirational.

  134. thesingingchicken

    February 6, 2011 at 5:59 am

    Chicchissimo! Un po' tipo Hermes!

  135. "Une very stylish fille"

    February 6, 2011 at 7:05 am

    First of all, great quality cardi. Looks really havy, chunky and gives the outfit a nice "leisure" twist.Nicely matched with the shoes.

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  136. "Une very stylish fille"

    February 6, 2011 at 7:05 am

    First of all, great quality cardi. Looks really havy, chunky and gives the outfit a nice "leisure" twist.Nicely matched with the shoes.

    Fashion Abuse

  137. Sampson Wilcox

    February 6, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Brilliant lack of 4th button.

  138. Tirabaralla

    February 6, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Winter is cold in Florence, i can tell you that much :)

  139. keeperdesign

    February 7, 2011 at 12:51 am

    Scarf and blazer looks bulky, but this doesn't look like a man who would wear it if it as uncomfortable…

  140. Spade

    February 7, 2011 at 7:19 am

    love all the colors – so chill

  141. KatyE.

    February 7, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Love the colors on the clothing and the backround in this photo! Love the light slacks and the elegant SHOES!!!!!

  142. Copper Etiquette

    February 7, 2011 at 11:40 am

    I love them seperate, but together not so much.

  143. Anonymous

    February 7, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    I can't imagine that it would be so cold over there to warrant such layering (I mean the coat is open).
    Tonally, I think he has a well balanced outfit although the coat might be a bit too casual for the look. Can't say I have aever seen a sweater-knit duffle before-very nice and very unique (makes you wonder if it is all wool or some other expensive wool blend. Love the monk-strap shoes.

  144. Anonymous

    February 8, 2011 at 1:13 am

    Camel double monks = Bad Ass

  145. Sophistafunk

    February 8, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    I would like that man's coat for myself.

  146. JULIEN

    February 9, 2011 at 11:22 am


  147. John

    February 9, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    All this gentleman does is double… Wonderful double-breasted jacket associatied with a magnificient pair of double monk…

    Too bad, he wore his duffle coat over it, I think it destroys the whole silhouette. What do you think ?


    February 10, 2011 at 12:22 am

    i love it when people take great care of their wardrobe. it makes everything look fresh off the rack.

  149. Anonymous

    February 10, 2011 at 3:15 am

    This guy gets it.

  150. fashionsdirtylaundry

    February 10, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    There is nothing better than Ultra Chunky knitwear. I love the sweater. No matte what you have underneath, big sweaters like that just makes a HUGE statement.

  151. Ryan

    February 12, 2011 at 1:22 am

    No way.

  152. Salata

    February 12, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    just love it!

  153. thelovelywars

    February 12, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    I love it! He's so stylish, it's effortless, like he just has so many cool cardies in his wardrobe and that's just one of them. So swish!

  154. YHC

    February 15, 2011 at 1:13 am

    I really wonder where he got the knitted(Duffle) coat from… any ideas anyone???

  155. Anonymous

    February 23, 2011 at 6:40 pm


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