Wednesday, October 21, 2009

On the Street….Lino so Casual, Milano

I’m telling you guys, all the women I know love these shoes. I recently bought a pair and they are my new #1 favorites.


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  1. Anonymous

    October 21, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    What's the brand, i would like to see them more clearly. Lino looks great as always :)

  2. Anonymous

    October 21, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    What are they?!

  3. Edgar C

    October 21, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    those kicks are cool

  4. Style Scanner

    October 21, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    Yes, you guys do need to get a bit more experimental, look how much fun he's having in the two tone shoes!

  5. Anonymous

    October 21, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    NIce, I also love the unbutton cuffs of the shirt under with the one open button on the suit cuff as well. Relax and Cool!

  6. Bell

    October 21, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    I like in one tone , two no.

  7. Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY!

    October 21, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    Love this look, very stylish!

  8. Marcelo Bock - Design Assintecal

    October 21, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    Here is Marcelo from Brazil.
    I wanna buy some pictures from your blog.

    Please contact me, thanks a lot.

    [email protected]

  9. CW

    October 21, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    What is the link to the brand?

  10. Anonymous

    October 21, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    I would like to know the brand of those shoes anybody know it?

  11. Sheila

    October 21, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Yes, I'm a woman and I completely agree. They look unique without being over the top.

  12. Jacqueline

    October 21, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    very handsome fella!

  13. Ga├źlle

    October 21, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    I must be an exception, don't like these shoes… But i like the rest :-)

  14. Soren Lorensen

    October 21, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    I LOVE these shoes in a big way

  15. Meet

    October 21, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    Yeah, what shoes are they? They do look real nice…

  16. the nickel fit

    October 21, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    great casual shoes aside, i love how everything else is a bit off. non-matching black socks, loose fitting shirt, and just too long jacket.

    it gives an air of not trying too hard where comfort prevails over dictation.

  17. Anonymous

    October 21, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    hahaha… "What are they?" someone said. They're double monk-straps. That's what they are.

    I am yet to own the doubles but I have plenty of "single" monk straps.


  18. Enzo AGC

    October 21, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    They are Al Bazar double monk straps and they are killer. A tad pricey at $850.

    Allen Edmonds makes a great version called the Mora that available for a fraction of that cost.

  19. Gianni3000

    October 21, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    How does Lino do winter? It gets cold in Milan, I would love to see his outfit for an Inter game on a January evening.

  20. Anonymous

    October 21, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    I love the museum/antique finish on the brown part of the shoe. The reinforcement rivet is a nice touch.

    Scott ~ Sorry I can't make it to the book signing in San Francisco. I live 90 minutes from the City and have an early meeting the next morning. Be sure to stop in Tosca Cafe in North Beach afterwards for a drink. It's an atmospheric old San Francisco bar and is across the street from City Lights Bookstore. They're famous for their "cappuchino".

    Blaumax (Larry)

  21. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    October 21, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    I do love the shoes, the one thing that mistifies me is I would never wear such peaked lapels with a polo collar, and yet it looks awesome on him. I just cant explain it. I guess like someone said "Fashion, one can buy. Style one must own" or something like that? Jorge from WPB

  22. garciamadrid

    October 21, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    nice shoes, you are lucky!

  23. Anonymous

    October 21, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    I used to wear a black version of these everyday back in high school!


  24. Guillermo

    October 21, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Shoes look great. However, what he is wearing could be better. I am reminded of the detectives in NYPD Blue, where they would wear D/B jackets from old suits with jeans. This never looks right. As for the shoes, Edward Green? Although the styling looks more Italian than British.

  25. openzedoor

    October 21, 2009 at 1:33 pm

  26. hayleysherie

    October 21, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    I absolutely adore the shoes! And I love the jacket/jeans combo..

  27. Francesca

    October 21, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    i love them! i would get them for the bf if he wasnt a size 14. he'd look like big bird.

    F <–check it out, two girls living in nyc and chi blogging all things fashion!

  28. beto

    October 21, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    I'll be buying a pair. Scott, see you in SF tonight!

  29. ingefaer

    October 21, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    he is as always very relaxed and cool looking – and he has socks on!

  30. beths

    October 21, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    He looks good, handsome guy, and I wish I could get those shoes onto my husband's feet. But Lino's natural hair color would be so much more flattering to him–I hope he'll consider trying it.

  31. Anonymous

    October 21, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    I do really love the shoes he is wearing. I am curious about the double buttoned jacket; can you possibly wear it opened like that? Great picture of that man otherwise, although I would not like to see him drinking and smoking at the same time!

  32. Anonymous

    October 21, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    As usual, the man's good looks makes the picture…not the clothes. This site is getting cliche very fast.

  33. Max

    October 21, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    I'm pretty sure double monks were 1st sold by Edward Green….
    They look great with jeans here but can look a bit cumbersome due to having 2 buckles. Berluti do a nice single monk where the strap and buckle are higer up so more hidden as you walk. Gives a very sleek looking shoe as all you can see in lovely leather!

    If you want toe caps to look like that on tan shoes use black polish.

  34. Laura

    October 21, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Meh, I've always disliked monk-straps.

  35. green lantern

    October 21, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    I love them as well Sart. I would love to see a suede double monk. You have captured Lino's sartorial acumen for the casual. Little things like unbuttoned sleeves with jeans make the difference.

  36. Kai.

    October 21, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    I've got double monk straps from Crockett & Jones.

  37. thierry

    October 21, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    Double monks were first put on the scene by John Lobb. I have a pair of Edward Green, thinner soles than the Lobb but great grainy leather and aged superbly.

    Great shoes, but the DB suit jacket with the polo shirt is …well, its not my cup of tea

  38. submarinoazul

    October 21, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Love this shoes and the natural hair!

    look great!



  39. Anonymous

    October 21, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    My darling husband has worn E.Green Double Monks forever… they never ceases to get him complements -from airport security guards to shoe salesmen at Neiman's, everyone oohs and ahhs over his shoes. In fact, they ohh and ahh over him… I think he might be the best dressed man in Fort Worth. xx

  40. Anonymous

    October 21, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    my signature shoes since college days. – but don't leave buckle open for looks – if you forget.. – ok … but not every day.
    actually these – the lobb ones – loafers or chelsea boots… – that's it.
    actually in my formative years i asked a cobbler in the south of france what all the hot shot guys are bringing in for repair. – anything, he said. anything that comes without shoe strings. – that cote d'azur cobbler defined my style.

  41. Regina Gilderoy

    October 21, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    i <3 it!

  42. The Fashion Gatherer

    October 21, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    I wish my boyfriend would wear those. They are so innocent and sweet!

  43. Calypso

    October 21, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Just wonderful! You always catch such life and emotion in your photos…
    oh and beautiful shoes.


  44. Anonymous

    October 21, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    how can I get a pair of your #1 favourites?

  45. Gerri Ward

    October 21, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    WOW! Solely FABULULOUS soles!

  46. Anonymous

    October 21, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    They're certainly nice shoes, I just don't know if I'd recommend them for a guy under 35.

  47. girlfryeday

    October 21, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Yes, those shoes are fantastic! First thing I noticed.

  48. Anonymous

    October 21, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    wow! finally…a real man. he is perfect in every way.

  49. Lance Miller

    October 21, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Lino is the man; nice shop in Milano!

  50. Andrea

    October 21, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Those are great shoes for sure but the personality oozing out of them doesn't hurt the eyes either…

  51. Ljubica

    October 21, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    he looks like the man

  52. Andrea

    October 21, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Realy cool!

  53. Anonymous

    October 21, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    The first thing I said when I saw the picture was, "Love the shoes!"

  54. Anonymous

    October 21, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    love him. want to hang out. looks fun and stylish and interesting.

  55. Lauren

    October 21, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Love the shoes. And for some reason even with a beer in hand, he still looks classy!

  56. Anonymous

    October 21, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    i think they are simple hand made berlutti…

  57. Anonymous

    October 21, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    eh–I'm a woman but I never went for these.

  58. amalie

    October 21, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    hes aweesome, great picture. he looks like such a nice guy

  59. hW90

    October 21, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Bastard! He looks better every time I see him. Al Bazar will be my first stop in Milan in March. Can not wait!

  60. Jonathan

    October 21, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    rachel comey did a very nice black, soft leater double monk strap last spring. Sadly, I missed out on my size, but I'm still hopeful I'll run into them one day!!

  61. Cassandra

    October 21, 2009 at 5:34 pm


  62. Anonymous

    October 21, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    it really doesn't matter what he's wearing. his confidence and ease would show through in any outfit (at least that's what all of your pictures seem to suggest)

  63. Anonymous

    October 21, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    As several people have pointed out these are John Lobb shoes. John Lobb has made them first years ago and everyone else has followed.

    I am pretty sure that the model work are the ones of Lobb as Lobb makes a model with a double sole (check the pic and u will that the thickness is unsual). The model is called WILLIAM, and is made in Buffalo leather.

    They are not two toned. Just polish the tan buffalo with a daker shoe paste and you will get a front of the shoe in a darker tan.

  64. Cobalt Violet

    October 21, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    Not my favorite beer but love everything else! Especially the wayfarers and the best shoes ever.

  65. Anonymous

    October 21, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    The double monk is John Lobb if you do get them there is a slight difference between the ones made for Lobb in France which are sleeker and a bit narrow, than the English ones made in North Hanmpton which are sturdier.They are expencive but they re certainly worth it as Lobb can resole and repair them to almost perfect condition relacing the leather inside also.Looks gret on you Sart in Mr Mort's posting with Grance

  66. Liam

    October 21, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Very cool shoes!
    Liking the Heineken bottle aswell! Casual!

  67. J. Magdalena

    October 21, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Al Bazar?! I stopped in the store earlier this summer whilst in Milan and had one of the employees try these shoes on for me, for I had never seen such handsome shoes for men! Such a delight seeing them on your blog.

  68. J. Magdalena

    October 21, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    And in response to one of the comments left stating: "I don't think anyone under 35 should wear those." I do not agree, however for a look that runs parallel to this one but would be more age-appropriate, if you will, Lacoste made a double-monk sneaker in the same colour as the shoe in the photo. Best sneaker I have ever seen. I tried finding it on the website to no prevail, as it isn't in with the current season. If interested, I'm sure you could contact Lacoste or go into a store and they would help you locate a pair.

  69. Anonymous

    October 21, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    I have never ever seen Heineken look this classy!

  70. Hector

    October 21, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Always Lino!! This look is perfect!! This shoes is Frattelli Rossetti?! I think yes!! Place your bets!!

  71. Madeline

    October 21, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    I want to buy them and I'm a girl obsessed…..

  72. Karen

    October 21, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    yeah,i love this shoes too!!

  73. frankieducati

    October 21, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    Gianni completely understands: "I got it"! Yo Gianni and Lord Tucker?

  74. bright blue

    October 22, 2009 at 1:16 am

    ditto on the shoes.

  75. Joy Mars

    October 22, 2009 at 1:33 am

    Yep, those shoes are great. Please tell us who makes them.

  76. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 1:46 am

    Nice shoes. I think they might be Santoni….

  77. Holly

    October 22, 2009 at 3:34 am

    I WANT THE SHOES!!!!!!!!!!!!
    P.S. I am a girl :)

  78. Ste

    October 22, 2009 at 3:51 am

    I like those shoes too. You can wear them with a casual outfit or with a more classic one.
    When I went back to Italy last month I saw a lot of young men wearing these shoes without socks though. That's a big NO, NO to me. They are not mocassins.
    Bravo Lino. Always cool!

  79. ┬░┬░matias┬░

    October 22, 2009 at 4:03 am

    Lino always looks great – he expresses pure masculinity and joy of life! One of my top role models concerning "ageing in style with grandeur"…

  80. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 4:05 am

    I always think that Lino is one of the best dressed men, but:
    1) 2 tone shoes……. NO!! Please!
    2) DuobleB Jacket with jeans and without tie? NO!! Please!

    In this pic Lino have a stunning Patek Philippe Nautilus red gold wristwatch ! That PP is really cool and AMAZING!

    [email protected]

  81. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 5:01 am

    Perfect shape and color! Works wonderfully with dark denim…

  82. Katy Elizabeth Halvorsen

    October 22, 2009 at 6:08 am

    Lottusse makes shoes like this as well. I haven┬┤t, however, seen them make them in a two tone.
    Love good shoes on men. They lift the man. He should of worn brown socks, though!

  83. Oonagh

    October 22, 2009 at 8:16 am

    Sorry, Scott, Im a woman and I hate those shoes.

  84. Charlotte K

    October 22, 2009 at 9:06 am

    Yes, they are lovely and not hideous like the new women's shoes!

  85. dgw

    October 22, 2009 at 9:26 am

    Go to
    Not sure if Gianpaolois the owner of the model for the store, but he is in all the pics. Very hsarp!

  86. AJP

    October 22, 2009 at 9:33 am

    try to boot new york for a similar style.

  87. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 10:29 am

    My grandpa has been wearing these for as long as I can remember. Very chic and timeless.

  88. seeker

    October 22, 2009 at 10:51 am

    Jeans & db jacket are a no-no!!!
    like his shoes though

  89. yassymer

    October 22, 2009 at 10:51 am

    But Heineken…Really?

  90. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 11:06 am

    Everytime I see this man I think the same thing: 'Now there's good-trouble!' He just always looks like he's having so much fun. I think he'd be happy to lead you astray and you'd be happy to let him.

  91. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    Omigosh, this guy just oozes cool. If Heineken had any sense at all, they'd use your photo for their next ad campaign.

  92. Andrew

    October 22, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    Don't worry Franco, "Lo abbiamo", We got it!

  93. Tundrababe

    October 22, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Those are indeed great shoes. I'm distracted, though, by the chain that I believe is from a pocket watch or something. It's hanging down below the Heineken like it's attached. Maybe he has a secret pocket for beer? To hell with a flask!

  94. Angela

    October 22, 2009 at 3:19 pm


  95. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    OH!!!!!!big time.

  96. Mark P-H

    October 22, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    the patina on the toes looks too affected for me… unless of course, it's not

  97. stefica

    October 22, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    fair warning, guys, not all women love these shoes!

  98. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Well, if women love these shoes… women really are from Mars and men from Venus (or something like that)…
    I just cannot understand what is the appeal of these shoes?!?

    Do you actually like the shoes or are they your new favorites because women like them and you want to be liked by women???
    (Excuse my english)

  99. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    best part of it is how NOTHING stands out and screams at you! If you don't consciously dissect his look, all you see is a well dressed man who is having a great time. Makes me wish I was the one he's talking with. The clothing may make the man, but this man is wearing his clothes.
    That's my sartorial aspiration!

  100. Andre Gorr

    October 22, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    For Stefica:
    "fair warning, guys, not all women love these shoes!" – does real MAN do care if women dont understand his stylish shoes???? – that's their problem, not his!

    i lost count how many pairs of monk-straps i had in my life, and still have 3, in black, smoke grey(brand new) and brown – I dont like much laced-up shoes!
    The pair Lino wears are really classy…

  101. romaine

    October 22, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    omg! those shoes are what got my immediate attencion!! they are to-die-for. footwear that is sophisticated with top notch quality and that are unique are ones to take notice of. i am a women and love them.

  102. Anonymous

    October 23, 2009 at 5:09 am

    no worries, not all guys love women.

    I however think shoes are great and two tone especially like this is great way to have variety.

  103. Anonymous

    October 23, 2009 at 9:39 am

    Look at this guy in his natty outfit, clearly doesn't use sunscreen, with beer and cigarette in hand—and he looks a helluva lot happier and healthier than anybody I've seen in my upper midwest city of the USA lately!

  104. Anonymous

    October 23, 2009 at 10:52 am

    Haha, the first thing I said to myself when I saw this was "AWESOME shoes". Then I scrolled down to the caption and laughed out loud.

  105. Matthew.Jarsky

    October 23, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    I used to wear a few pairs of monk straps back in high school (1984-89). I loved the clean, no-laces look.

    But now I just think they look weird and pretentious somehow. (Not that they weren't when I was wearing them!)

    I think wearing them unbuckled is a bit bizarre. Too busy to do up two measly buckles? I dunno.

  106. Anonymous

    October 24, 2009 at 7:18 am

    The first double monks are the Williams from John Lobb Paris. Many imitations are around by the most famous maklers british and Italian.. Edward Green does make them of course but we can't call them imitation since they're of a more refined last and of outstanding quality.

  107. Catherine like Deneuve

    October 24, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Lino is consistently cool. I do love his shoes. My husband impressed me on our first outings by wearing gorgeous shoes. Women do notice.
    I would tell Lino, as I told my then-boyfriend-now-husband, to quit the tanning–too much is too much. And I think he can let his hair go natural; I am sure it will be more seductive than the orangey tones.
    Still, Lino is just awesome. Gorgeous smile and wonderful presence.

  108. Tatyana

    October 24, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Well I'll be damned…for a moment I thought, "Oh wow, that's Jean Paul Belmondo." Although Belmondo was never into nice fashion:)

  109. .::Vinda::.

    October 26, 2009 at 10:42 am

    seriously… the shoes are awesome! i also love the way he wears that blazer with classic blue jeans. he is totally gorgeous!

  110. Lauren

    October 26, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    I like to think this is what I look like drinking a Heineken as well. But I suspect I'm a little more on the cutoff shorts and visible bra straps side of things.

  111. Ellen McDonald

    October 28, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    This man is yummy! oh can he dress, just what I would like to get a hold of for while!

  112. Anonymous

    October 29, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    This guy is a mixed bag. He is successfully working that white shirt against his soon-to-be-faded tan. But how tapered are those jeans? The leg opening looks too narrow. And brown shoes but black socks? I cannot sanction that combo, signore.

  113. Milt-fresh_best-dressed

    October 31, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    Lino iz deffinetly one of the coolest gentz i've seen on thiz blog so far. becauze he playz by hiz own set of rulez. Pocket watch chain, pink allegator beltz, monk strap shoez. If Scott decided to do dedicate hiz whole blog to Lino, I would be the happiest!!!!!

  114. Anonymous

    December 7, 2009 at 11:15 am

    Shoes look great, jeans and shirt as well. But doublebreasted jacket NEVER works with something casual, I think.

  115. Anonymous

    January 11, 2010 at 10:36 am

    The best version of these shoes is from John Lobb, called William…

  116. Anonymous

    May 24, 2010 at 1:29 am

    I'm a woman and I love these shoes!

  117. BOSSA

    January 15, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    they'r PRADA if I'm not mistaken…

  118. Javier

    January 23, 2012 at 7:59 am

    Lino is the epitome of natural elegance,that one which many posh around any conservative town would die for and will never have.Being ellegant with attitude,a well trained taste…that is in Lino┬┤s ADN

  119. Christine

    March 15, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    Perfect choise for shoes :)



  120. roger

    May 29, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    coolest heineken add ever!

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