Tuesday, October 6, 2009

On the Street….Luca in a Black & White World, London


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  1. Rita

    October 6, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    courage courage!

  2. Alexandria J.

    October 6, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    The choice of color here and the plaid pattern is great. I would definitely dress like this if I wasn't a woman.

  3. Soren Lorensen

    October 6, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    1. that is a beautiful title

    2. he is (is he?) almost, and perhaps accidentally, wearing the colours if the suffragettes.

  4. Brummagem Joe

    October 6, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    This is a fantastic look. Lots of colors but only one patterned item. The purple cardigan and grey knit tie look great together. It's a very studied look but because he knows what he's doing he's a able to pull it off. Once again this is how it's done. No silly gimmicks, just casual elegance.

  5. Alessandro

    October 6, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    Apart from the colorful ensemble, lovely cut of the jacket, mix of textures which is excatly how I like to dress, I really like the photograph in the way it captures Luca's expression. The colorful outfit is betrayed by a very introspective gaze, a thoughtful look; the picture might be entitled 'creative intelligence' or 'colorful meditation'. I have a feeling Luca thinks as originally as he dresses.

  6. Anonymous

    October 6, 2009 at 1:25 pm


  7. Phaedra

    October 6, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    wow…Alexander Julian circa 1990 reemerges from hiding! love the COLOURS!!!!!!!

  8. Ping Chu

    October 6, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    I don't know if the color of purple over green complementing each other. However, I think it is this boldness of using colors that catch people's attention. It is a strong statement. Power to him if this is part of his daily fashion statement.

  9. Anonymous

    October 6, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    This is an off day, buddy, I love color too, but the lavender and green are too much. Nice brown cords would be like damn, even a rich brown sweater with the green pants would be nice. But as is, I am looking for the floppy red shoes. Does he have a squirter in his pocket square?

  10. The Standing Pass

    October 6, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    love how the colors go together. great use of color.. really like this.

  11. Chateau de Chic

    October 6, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    Wonderful. Simply put, this guy is extremely dapper.

  12. Dhppy

    October 6, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    He's elegantly fearless.

  13. Nicole

    October 6, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Panache my friends, panache.

  14. Joe

    October 6, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    am I allowed to dislike this? cuz I do.

  15. Daphne

    October 6, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    I love this man! What a look!!!! Those pants do it for me. And the neutrality of the tie lets it all work. Ah! Love it soooo.

  16. Joseph

    October 6, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    aside from the courageous and beautiful combination, the single buttoned cardigan makes it so chic, so cool and so so elegant.


  17. Jacqueline

    October 6, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    green and purple TOGETHER. I love him!


  18. Simone

    October 6, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    Love this! his hair and jacket are complimented by the vibrant colors…great style!

  19. Faire

    October 6, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    this man's outfit is like walking down the yellow brick road for a million miles … and finally reaching the emerald city.


    October 6, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    Hi, I like the colors but.. don't you think the whole look is too over the top? Humm.. ;)

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  21. Caroline

    October 6, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    Yes. YES!!!!

    Always color > blandness.

  22. garciamadrid

    October 6, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    nice mix colors

  23. Anonymous

    October 6, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    I really don't aunderstand this mix of colours!


  24. luckybastard

    October 6, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    i think it's off. absolutely love the cardigan. think the cut of the shoulder is off on the jacket. the colors are a little bit overpowering too. the green pants overpower an already bold cardigan and jacket. i dunno. i love the pieces but they look nearly a mess together.

  25. alastair

    October 6, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Bold colour choice, no doubt about that. Not really feeling it myself, but that is a nice jacket.

    Honestly though, am I the only man who cannot stand cardigans??

  26. Anonymous

    October 6, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    courageous. dignified. non-chalant.

    what else do you want in a man?

    f***in awesome.

  27. urbanmosadi

    October 6, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    A man after my own heart.

  28. Melancholy Korean

    October 6, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    @ Anonymous 1:34 PM:

    This is an off day, buddy, I love color too, but the lavender and green are too much. Nice brown cords would be like damn, even a rich brown sweater with the green pants would be nice. But as is, I am looking for the floppy red shoes. Does he have a squirter in his pocket square?


  29. Simo

    October 6, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    With all the respect to you Mr Scott, and the people who like this outfit

    I think it's really too much colors, and no combination at all…maybe the shoes with the jacket, thats it.

    Have a nice evening guys.

  30. Anonymous

    October 6, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    I have fallen in love with his pounts. :D

  31. MaxW

    October 6, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Drop dead perfect.

  32. B

    October 6, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Somehow I like the guy on the left better. Hes got a little bit of that latino gangster vibe, but more big city street. So laid back. Just cool.

  33. sofiasophie

    October 6, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    love the mix of colours…..
    we miss to see more men wearing colours….

  34. Lulu

    October 6, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    love. love. love. puts a new meaning to fall colors.

  35. Anonymous

    October 6, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    perfect in every way–I love every inch of this look.

  36. Allen - East Hampton

    October 6, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    Holy Toledo! He's certainly a man of conviction, but how does he dress for Easter?

  37. Anonymous

    October 6, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Cardigans are so sexy on men.

  38. Anonymous

    October 6, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    i do not like that, the jacket has to be more fitted and the quality of the fabrics does not look as high as it would be necessary to make this outfit work, its too wannabe,,,,,

    • dcinDC

      December 28, 2012 at 12:53 pm

      Funny – if you knew who this was, you would have no question about the fit of the jacket or the “quality of the fabrics”. Doubt he’s ever had anything low quality on his body.

      I suppose I could concede that this was not his best, but still… Luca doesn’t make mistakes when it comes to dressing.


  39. The Khaki Crusader

    October 6, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    luca always wears items one might traditionally associate with older gentlemen – in this case a fairly loose fitting cardigan and pleated emerald trousers – but keeps them edgy and young. he's a cool guy. fun to watch

  40. laweezil

    October 6, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    I LOVE Luca!!!!!If I were a man I would dress like him (or at least emulate his style!) He is unique.

  41. istanbulfashionaddict

    October 6, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    gosh!he dresses like me!I mean I love using vibrant colours and so as him…great combination.

  42. Holly

    October 6, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Wow! He's absolutely styling with swagger!!!

  43. Anonymous

    October 6, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    love it!

  44. tcarole

    October 6, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    The way he pulls this off is with his attitude, his confidence, his good looks. I love it and I hope to keep seeing more pictures of Luca because he's a delightful dresser.

  45. Anonymous

    October 6, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    haha. great shot

  46. Honeygo Beasley

    October 6, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    I saw an elderly woman walking on the street today wearing a similar color combination.


    But on him, very dashing.

  47. Olyvia

    October 6, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Those are the ideal green trousers. Lovely.

  48. Jack Daniel

    October 6, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Finally a man who dares to wear color. Yeah. My kinda fashion man too. I'm fed up with the all-black outfit.

  49. (LOwe)

    October 6, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    magnifiques photos


  50. Gil

    October 6, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    DARING and GORGEOUS use color. Luca ROCKS!!!

  51. davidsl

    October 6, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    my first thought was that he was dressed like an easter egg. though i would have foregone the purple sweater, or kept my jacket buttoned, it does work in a way of it's own. italian men tend to be more bold than americans with their color choices. i may be inspired by this to take some more chances with color myself. maybe not to this degree, but more than i'm doing now.

  52. Pearl Westwood

    October 6, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    I can't get past the pants!

  53. Anonymous

    October 6, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Goodness, thank you for wearing colors!! Especially in a european city!!!!!

  54. Ave

    October 6, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    I think it's great, everyone should stop wearing so much black cause looks like this make me smile. Smiling is good right?

  55. Tobias

    October 6, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    I love people that isn'r afraid of experimenting with colors!

  56. La reine de l'est

    October 6, 2009 at 4:51 pm


  57. Anonymous

    October 6, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    Although this guy seems to be able to carry this bold color combination, I think it would be more "perfect" if the green pants were darker, more like a forrest green.

    Some commenters have suggested brown pants, but brown pants would remove all the "pop."

    By the way, the colors of the jacket and sweater are perfect for his coloring.

  58. Questioner

    October 6, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    I like it. A bold color statement indeed, but managing to keep short of the line between bold and whackadoodle. It would also look great, but a little more subdued, with brown pants as some have mentioned. But somehow, I think that with the green pants but without the sweater, it would be kind of boring.

    That being said, green and purple together always remind me of the Joker.

  59. Jade Rose

    October 6, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Beautiful colors! The green pants, and the grey tie are beautiful.

  60. manuel

    October 6, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    ¡Luca, Luca! elegante, maravilloso estilo. exquisito en sus gustos

  61. SequinsandBangles

    October 6, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    This really doesn't look like a London look, for some reason it just appears so Milanese, and I can't put my finger on why I think that. Maybe it is because it is so dapper, brave, out of the box or maybe it is the use of great separate pieces.


  62. manuel

    October 6, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    the green pant is the best

  63. http://beingdena.wordpress.com/

    October 6, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    This man has style

  64. Anna

    October 6, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    very moulin rouge!

  65. girlfryeday

    October 6, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    WOW! Now, that I love. (Green pants guy, not scary tee guy). xoxo http://www.nickiefrye.etsy.com

  66. Brummagem Joe

    October 6, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    I'd love to see how some of the fashion "critics" of Luca's outfit actually dress themselves…..it's a few notches beyond what I'd wear being a bit of a classicist but it works, doesn't look remotely silly, and he carries it off with style….so what's not to like.

  67. S.I.Q.

    October 6, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    what a beautiful picture!

  68. The Photodiarist

    October 6, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    I just love the splash of color that this man brings to an otherwise monochromatic background. Wonderful bokeh too. And his choice of colors, including the brown tweed to bring it all together, is fabulous.

  69. Rosie

    October 6, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Incredibly beautiful shot! I love the contrast between his colors and the black and white of the passer-bys.


  70. Oliver

    October 6, 2009 at 8:20 pm


  71. Anonymous

    October 6, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    A man unafraid of colour. He is beautiful!

  72. Amy

    October 6, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Oh my, the colors! He's pulling it off though


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  74. Anonymous

    October 6, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    i read your title about 5 times before i finally got it. can't believe everyone else is wearing only black and white! what a nice contrast. i always love seeing this guy and the way he plays with color. i wear lots of simple stuff but every once in a while i wish i had the gonads to leave me house like this.

  75. Dustyflint

    October 7, 2009 at 12:38 am

    I must agree with all negative comments made so far (cut of shoulders, too much, out of the box, etc..) and I still love it. I guess that makes it style, not fashion. This is a guy I would like to have as a friend.

  76. teri

    October 7, 2009 at 12:38 am

    People who dress like this and walk down the street would SOOO make my day! Just a bright splash of tasteful color is all it takes to bring a little bit more happiness into the world~!


  77. Richard

    October 7, 2009 at 1:01 am

    "my first thought was that he was dressed like an easter egg."


  78. Anonymous

    October 7, 2009 at 1:04 am

    I like the dude next to him.

    Slim black leather motorcycle jacket, jeans and sneakers. T-shirt is dope too.

    Nothing against Luca – he's fly too.

  79. Cloudy

    October 7, 2009 at 2:43 am

    So cool! Again! I think I have a crush on Luca….. please tell me he's not gay (I don't have a gaydar, so can't tell…)

  80. Anonymous

    October 7, 2009 at 3:08 am

    that is an AMAZING picture.

  81. Alba S

    October 7, 2009 at 4:33 am

    Great picture,

  82. Anonymous

    October 7, 2009 at 4:36 am

    oh, just superb. the buttoning of the vest is so right.

  83. Dounia

    October 7, 2009 at 5:22 am

    I like the pic, but not the entire outfit. I just like the pants, their color leaves me speechless

  84. plus size dresses

    October 7, 2009 at 6:39 am

    its unique.

  85. Anonymous

    October 7, 2009 at 7:31 am

    Very well said, Alessandro and Brummagen Joe. Further, I have a feeling that whoever is deriding Luca's garments and colors are hipster types who get around in skin tight jeans, flip-flops and hoodies. You know who you are. Luca is clearly out of your league.

    And to the person who made a comment about preferring the "latino gangster vibe" type guy to the left, clearly, you're in the same league as the hipster types aforementioned.

    What Luca is wearing is reminiscent of the colours and clothing which a gentleman of the 1930s would have worn on a casual week-end stroll. How sad I find the evolution of man's choice of clothing since that time. The clothes are still available; it is man's motivation that is lamentable.


  86. AnaPt

    October 7, 2009 at 8:50 am

    wow what a mix!! Courageous :D

  87. eHABERDASHER.com

    October 7, 2009 at 9:24 am

    Great shot! The outfit exudes pure confidence… I have a light purple Valentino sweater (and have actually sold several), but I myself still have not mustered the gumption to actually wear it yet. Alone the light purple is a bit much, but when layered under a jacket it looks fantastic – Luca is a case in point!


  88. iferneinez

    October 7, 2009 at 9:42 am

    I love it, a sophisticated man not afraid of color!

  89. ohhlalamia

    October 7, 2009 at 10:25 am

    chic… Joker from batman chic. Love it!

  90. FiL

    October 7, 2009 at 10:56 am

    Great colors I love it


  91. Anonymous

    October 7, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    It's not hard to see where Luca's style comes from:-)-http://www.finchsquarterly.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/nick-foulkes-mariano-rubinacci.jpg

  92. luckybastard

    October 7, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    i'm one of the earlier dissenters on this outfit and i personally can't understand why some people are so taken aback. the guy has on something provocative, it's going to get a pretty strong reaction on either end. i love color but it's something that i think should be used to accent and draw attention to even to play with for ironic and comedic effect but not has a blunt instrument to bludgeon the observer- just my personal opinion. as i said before, i love all the pieces individually, i would have just preferred he'd show a bit of restraint.

  93. Anonymous

    October 7, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    No trick to be provocative, I'd agree there. Still, he seems to have a good grasp of colors and not least: a good length on the pants. I really cannot get the ridiculously shorts pants we see in Milan and elsewhere these days.

  94. Brummagem Joe

    October 7, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    luckybastard said…

    …….I for one am not taken aback, there's no problem with different viewpoints…..I couldn't agree more with the commenter at 3.35 about floodpants for example…..but imho this color combo (while at the edge) works fine…there's nothing remotely outlandish about it so all the clown, flower squirter stuff is a bit gratuitous…..I'm not even sure it's at the edge on reflexion …..I have a purple tie with green wavy stripes at 1/2" intervals and it looks great with a grey flannel suit….Luca clearly knows what he's about and does it well….despite the bold colors it's very masculine and flattering to him personally.

  95. Sara Lua

    October 7, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    It's not courage, it's artistry. To say he has courage means he put together something that may not make sense or create beauty, but he does all the time.

    I love Luca. I wish there were more in this world who put beauty & reflection into their daily choices.

  96. Joy Mars

    October 8, 2009 at 12:54 am

    I am 200% behind men wearing color.

    It's about time. Should they also have some fun?

    These big colors would look stupid if they were put together in matching combinations. I think the only way to pull it off with bravado is to throw pieces together and sense if they're working or not.

    Although I must admit he's rather rad.

  97. Anonymous

    October 8, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    I do not like the purple..

  98. Random Noise

    October 9, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    Hurry! Where's Batman?

  99. Gigi

    October 9, 2009 at 7:20 pm


  100. Rachel Cool

    October 10, 2009 at 7:01 am

    I don't know about this photo. Contrasting Luca against 'a black and white world' is fine. His colour is great! But having others in the image as representative of this black and white world is less than thrilling. The image and title are filled with implicit criticism of the background subjects – criticism they don't deserve…they're just minding their own business.

  101. Donnie Gayfield

    October 10, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    It's not my taste, however, I love the bold use of color.

  102. Anonymous

    October 10, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    uh…..COLORFUL X)

  103. Anonymous

    October 11, 2009 at 2:02 am

    a man from my own heart.

  104. Invincible

    October 11, 2009 at 3:08 am

    Green!!thank you for wearing colors!!

  105. Anonymous

    October 11, 2009 at 4:24 am

    I love it.
    This is what fashion is about, is in not?
    Taking risks, standing out, being an individual with a different fashion sense to everybody else.

  106. Ivana

    October 11, 2009 at 4:55 am

    cannot get over the title of this picture.

  107. Anonymous

    October 11, 2009 at 6:08 am

    That shade of green is perfect.

  108. CW

    October 11, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    There's a time and place for everything. Chocolate-brown trousers would have worked better. The green golf pants would be better in a more relaxed setting, sans tie, but with a glen plaid picking up on the color. I do not see a similar green in the jacket on this man.

  109. Anonymous

    October 11, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Sorry. But this look is dated. In this case overdone. He looks like a clown.

  110. Anonymous

    October 11, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    Oh, please, Rachel Cool… obviously Scott meant no disrespect toward the other subjects in the photo.

    The hyper sensitivity and politically correctness displayed by many in our societies is rendering us bland, void of character and robotic.

    Call it as you see it, Scott.


  111. Anonymous

    October 14, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    I admire his elegance and courage for mixing colours and not sticking to what we expect men to wear….but the cuts are all wrong.

  112. Masculin/Feminin

    October 14, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    I want this guy as my accountant.

  113. O Alfaiate Lisboeta

    October 15, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    lovely post title.

    about Luca.. what can we say about him?:)

  114. sand :)

    October 28, 2009 at 8:46 am

    can everyone please wear colour? the happiness barometer of the world would skyrocket!

  115. Guga

    November 7, 2009 at 5:43 am

    One of mines…. men in color.. why not? just made my day….. an average man lookin stunning here…of course it is not perfect for a matter of cut..proportions, and correct layering.. but its a beggining.. boring males fo the world…follow this….but do it better… please….

  116. Tati M.a.b

    December 30, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    So bold! Amazing colors!
    Does he has a sun?

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  118. Mike

    December 8, 2011 at 4:31 am

    From the waist up he look okay, but that shade of green is horrible on anyone, male or female. No one can salvage an outfit that features that shade of green.

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