Truly one the most magnificent portraits I’ve seen on your fine site. Great clothes, great accessories, the hair Donald Trump wishes he had, and a humorous machismo. Makes me want to start smoking again and lay out by the pool!
in the close-up the patterns of the shirt and tie seem too similar, but in the bottom pic (perhaps because of the grey trousers?) they work fine. it’s a great ensemble, rife with terrific little details – understated yet very cool. great eye as usual, scott.
I think it is a watch on the right wrist, and a bracelet on the left. My guess is that the chain is ornamental, and that there is no pocketwatch. The plaid necktie works with the plaid jacket because the jacket pattern is so fine. But, for me, it makes the outfit beg for a bit more color. I’d go with either blue slacks, or else a colorful tie or pocket square. The star of the outfit is truly the jacket. It’s rocking. Ticket pocket, pick stitch lapels, working buttons on the sleeves. To top it all off, I think those are real horn buttons on the jacket. Just super.
I am afraid that I always have the feeling that Lino is trying too hard to set a trend. Gianni Agnelli and Diego Della Valle always had/have an effortless style, trying to impress nobody but themselves. Lino (IMHO) always looks as if he is a little too desperate to become a style icon. His habit of only buckling the lower of the two buckles on his shoes just looks too contrived, as if he has practiced for hours before a mirror in an attempt to invent his own Agnelliism that he hopes will catch on amongst the cool Milan set. The guy has a lot of style, I just think that he would look cooler if he didn’t try so hard.
Lino is pure, unadulterated relaxed elegance epitomized. Even while striking a pose, he never comes off contrived. This is a master veteran here. The monochromatic palette and subtle play on classic patterns is awesome. Striking gentlemanly style. Love.
this makes me so happy. reminds me of images i formed in my head reading all the British murder mysteries i did growing up. what a great character. i love the swinging look of the suit jacket and the colors and the hanging chain and the buttons
I don’t think that there’s anything about Lino that says he’s trying too hard. In fact, the less buckling and buttoning, the less effort goes into the dressing ;) Now consider the skirts a few back. Look at all the folding, drawstrings, intricate knots and so forth! Talk about looking in the mirror for hours… (“now…how the f am i supposed to keep this damn thing on?”)
These are conscious decisions to be sure. I doubt either Lino or the skirts would say that they “forgot” to buckle their shoes that morning or “forgot” to put on pants instead of a skirt that morning.
Bottom line: Lino may look like a jerk, but he looks like a jerk you want to pound grappa with and then hit the town. All I can think about with the skirts is soy frappuccinos and maybe an early yoga session before bed.
Eh, to each his own! The world would be such a boring place if we were all naked!
Most of us look splendid now and then, but looking good every day is not easy. So I feel like there is a lot to learn from seeing someone who always looks great more than once on this blog. It is encouraging
This guy never ceases to amaze me with his classic simplicity. Three watches. Either he needs to know the time in three time zones or he is getting his Flavor Flav on. “Telling us what time it is” (Stylewise)
I dig the arrangement: the impressive combo of tie knot and the cut-away collar; the combined patterns, plus glasses and steve mcqueen expression adds to the “complicated made to look effortless” gesture.