Wednesday, July 30, 2008

On the Street…Lino’s Mad Plaid, Florence

When I started The Sartorialist it was to capture little images like this that would inspire the way I wanted to dress.

I know Lino is on the blog a lot but I think he really deserves it.


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  1. Style Habits

    July 30, 2008 at 9:31 am

    A fine example that being cool has nothing to do with age. Everything is old school, but it comes across very modern.

  2. Miguel

    July 30, 2008 at 9:50 am

    A lovely jacket-tie combination. I like it very much although I wish I could see what kind of shoes he was wearing…


  3. Anonymous

    July 30, 2008 at 9:58 am

    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!

  4. Anonymous

    July 30, 2008 at 10:23 am

    Is he wearing two watches and a pocket watch?

  5. Anonymous

    July 30, 2008 at 10:56 am

    Is he wearing a watch on both wrists AND a pocket watch?

  6. Anonymous

    July 30, 2008 at 11:02 am

    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.


  7. Anonymous

    July 30, 2008 at 11:10 am

    i┬┤ve seen him several times, he uses bracelets but one watch, an he wears double strap monk shoes

  8. GAi

    July 30, 2008 at 11:11 am

    he is wearing a leather bracelet,one watch and the chain is a moneyclip.

    Great jacket/tie/shirt combo.

  9. tj

    July 30, 2008 at 11:12 am

    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.

  10. architect

    July 30, 2008 at 11:26 am

    dear sartorialist, this tie knot and cut away collar is beautiful, could you do a series on knots and collars, for different tie shirt combinations,
    i would so greatly appreciate it
    thank you

  11. Anonymous

    July 30, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    Looks like a watch, bracelet and a wallet chain to me?

  12. Rob Gould

    July 30, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    nice work…

  13. iEbun

    July 30, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    style icon. period.

  14. Anonymous

    July 30, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    No complaints here! A man who dresses this well deserves to be shown as much as possible. Mr. Cortina falls into that catagory too.

    Love the double-breasted jacket!

  15. Anonymous

    July 30, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    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.

  16. GD1891

    July 30, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    Great combinations of grey and pulled off as an entire package.

  17. Anonymous

    July 30, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    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.


  18. Anonymous

    July 30, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    He always looks great, but I get the impression that he might be alittle insane.

  19. Ryan

    July 30, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    Reminds me of that Purple Label advertisement for Ralph Lauren last year, only with that extra touch of Lino’s

  20. dominicandandy

    July 30, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    I always thought I wanted to be cary Grant. But now I know that I always wanted to be Lino!

  21. Maggie May

    July 30, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    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

  22. Caroline

    July 30, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    its the little things that count, honestly.

  23. Anonymous

    July 30, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    This man is too cool. I dig the palette and the jacket and tie. If his shoes are of suede or are monk straps, he is super-stellar. I cannot resist, Sart–what kind of shoes did he have?–HB

  24. Anonymous

    July 30, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    Reminds me of my uncle Louie who used to hang out in front of ‘the deli’ that had only one rotisserie chicken for sale.

  25. dark

    July 30, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    I know personally LINO being his client in his shop “At Bazaar Milan and I must say that like good wine improves ageing a hello to all by Max

  26. paolomanaloto

    July 30, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    no doubt he is a true ambassador of style and cool.

  27. Anonymous

    July 30, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    the plaid on plaid works, another general “rule” shown to be untrue.

    But shouldn’t the tie have a bigger knot with that cutaway/spread collar?

  28. Your Friend, Josh! tm

    July 30, 2008 at 6:51 pm


  29. Anonymous

    July 30, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    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!

  30. steelcloset

    July 30, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    I like the spread collar with the double-breasted coat. It’s new meets old.

  31. Fabulously Lizy

    July 31, 2008 at 3:08 am

    What a hot look.

  32. Anonymous

    July 31, 2008 at 10:41 am

    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

  33. TenderGirl

    July 31, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    La classe ├á l’italienne !!

  34. Jeffrey Byrnes

    July 31, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    Inspiring photograph, I’d say so…


  35. Antonio Aresco

    August 1, 2008 at 10:28 am

    i cant get enough of lino!

  36. bdiglett2

    August 2, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    if you remember, i’m interested to know what kind of shoes he was wearing…

  37. Anonymous

    August 3, 2008 at 1:50 am

    Wow, is that Valentino Garavani’s late twin? Fabulous!

  38. Anthony

    August 3, 2008 at 10:51 am

    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)

  39. Susan

    August 6, 2008 at 6:23 am

    The way he combines patterns is great!

  40. Harnihal

    August 9, 2008 at 4:31 am

    The Detailed stitching and folding on the lapel.

    The fit of jacket On his shirt collar,The length and way at which left lapel crosses Right.

    The white in his shirt and pocket square balance the greyness

    Not buttoning the the lower button give Just right look to jacket

    Look at the Fold on his pants.

    and above all Face of a man who has seen Fashion Trends come and go :)

    Can’t wait to visit AL BAZAR


  41. Miljenko

    August 12, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    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.

  42. milda

    August 14, 2008 at 10:10 am

    love the double breasted suit jacket- I forgot how, if done well and with proportion, it can be a very good look. What makes it is the way he pairs it with tonal, but not matching, suit pants!

  43. Anonymous

    August 14, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    For some reason I strongly dislike his hair and it distracts me from taking the rest of his look seriously. Perhaps Donald Trump is to blame.

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    August 22, 2008 at 7:28 am

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  45. Tim McFarlane

    September 10, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    I like the pattern-mixing and colors here. Very nice.

  46. Lino Arturo

    June 6, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    An ispiration. The Zenith of coolness and style.

  47. Name*

    November 7, 2012 at 3:23 am

    I worship Lino┬┤s style

  48. nostromo

    February 17, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    papagallo italiano

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