Love it. I think what makes the outfit work is that plaids, even though they are mostly the same scale, do not immediately overlap, there is always something in between: there’s the tie (striped) followed by a plain shirt followed by the scarf and the vest (both plain) and then the jacket and overcoat, which are themselves separated, again, by the scarf. It is a bold look, to be sure, but he pulls it off. I would use a heavier shoe to anchor the look, but I really, really like it. Jorge from W Palm Beach
Nice to see Luca again. Always fabulous though obviously meant just for him, not that I wouldn’t like to have the vest and scarf. I bet his socks were great, too. This is the first photo in which I’ve noticed his eyes- definitely part of the palette!
Love his color choices, he has eyes like Newman and the same kind of cool to boot. Vibrant mix of pastels, primary colors and earth tones. Genius. Makes you wonder what the rest of his closet must be like.
WOW. This man topples any stereotypical notions I might have had about “little Italian tailors”. What a glorious example of putting oneself together. He’s achieved a powerful cohesion by combing together totally unexpected pieces. And he knows he looks magnificent. This is the best I’ve seen him look, actually.
This might be my favorite photo series/photo subject I’ve ever seen on your blog (and that’s saying a lot because I love them all) I mean, where do you even start? His mixed patterns? His incredible understanding of color? The perfect glove-in-the-pocket touch? (And in such an impeccable deep royal) And his eyes!!! I love the sneak peak of the vest and the lining of his coat in the second picture and the perfect finish of the bracelets… I could go on and on! Wonderful Sart, you never cease to amaze.
I love how his clothes pick up the colours of his face: the coat corresponding with his blond beard, the scarf with the rose of his lips and shirt and tie match his blue eyes perfectly. The greenish jackett he seems to be wearing underneath wouldn’t look half as perfect.
Is there really someone who can put together this glorious arrangment of colours with such harmony that looks the most natural thing in the world? Congrats to the guy for the subtlety with which he shows knowledge of colour, fashion and style in a way many fashion directors only dream of.
This is just FANTASTIC–I wish everyone in America dressed this way. I mean gave some thought to it–at all. There’s a lot of sweats running around our country:)
BIGGEST thing (trend??) I notice about all the Euro pics are all the trousers with skinny cut legs for both men and women. Not so much this shot but ALL the others you have so beautifully portrayed. I think it’s a fabulous look and I appreciate you sharing your wonderful photos with the world:) What a job–you lucky dog!
yes very Florentine guy, stylish, stunning eyes, which there are a lot around the north of Italy, great colours, layers textures etc., but the shape of the hat doesn’t work for me, to unshapely, melowâ€¦ hummm against such boldness in the rest, I would say! Sartorial, I wonder, does the scent of this very stylish people match the figure, always wanted to know! because I believe that scent is the final and inner touch in an outfit (the blingbling of charming people :D), don’t you agreeâ€¦ I remember when I was there, that most people smell wonderfullyâ€¦ as a suggestion, if you may, you should add a note about it. :D Thanks
Sorry, but looking at that mishmash of stripes gave me a migraine headache combined with a little motion sickness. I would have to take a Dramamine or get one of those wrist thingamajigs to hang with this dude. I think the word I’m looking for to describe this look is “busy”.
hmmmm… I agree with many of the people above. The man himself is super hot. And I like everything from the head to waist – but the pants are awful. His pants are like the dockers you bought on a bad day and only wear on laundry day
After I’m done drowning in his eyes…I might say he looks FABULOUS !! I love it when a man has ‘balls” – doesn’t give a sh*t about what the rest is thinking or wearing…and I must say, he knows fashion so well !!
Sart, i see from previous posts Mr Rubinacci is a tailor in Milan. I guess you have a tight schedule but would it be possible during this visit or a future visit to Milan you could show us his shop and the suits and clothes he makes? Do Mr Rubinacci’s clients dress in his image?
When I saw just the closeup I thought the colors were too garish, but in the full-length shot, the scarf and hat look perfect against the plaid coat (is it the same as the coat lining?), and the bright blue shirt keeps the ensemble from being too earthy–a little zing.
with that face he can wear whatever…. however a theory has been growing in my mind that if your brave enough to do a lot of crazy mixing, like, getting many different pieces, different textures colours and patterns, even with your eyes closed, and you put them together with something plain, lets say a trouser or a coat, it will probably work. of course if you have the body and face to pull it off. something like what diane keaton wore when she recieved the oscar for annie hall.
I consider Luca to be one of the best dressed humans alive, but definitely an inspiration to the worlds’s youth. I have seen him pictured several times on the blog, and I have yet to be disappointed. The jacket is gorgeous, and it appears to be something that Chuck Bass from Gossip Girl would wear (that is a good thing). Gorgeous work Sart !
In the months that I’ve been following this blog Mr Rubinacci has been one of my favorites, along with Derrick Miller and Robert “the ascot man”, among others. This post prompted me to pull some thngs out of my closet and try them together with surprizing results- an irridescent orange/greenish-gold Zegna shirt (I call it sharkskin but I don’t know if that’s correct)looked wonderful with ties I’d never thought of trying it with. The point is inspiration. This post made me try things, several of which worked- not as complex or masterful as Luca, but NEW things that worked. That’s what I find here and value the most.
A wonderful outfit, and yet… Am I the only one looking at all these beautifully-clad Italian men and thinking, aren’t they just a little too studied and self-consciously preened? I know Luca Rubinacci is ‘in the business’, but for a lot of men here, their clothes seem a little too smart, too new, and maybe in some cases even a little prissy or evidence of trying a little too hard?
In one of the other comments someone asked if these people were born like that. The answer is surely no, because too many of these men don’t look truly natural in their clothes. Compare them to that picture of the Italian chap in the slightly crumpled but impeccable blue suit, over which there was much debate about whether it was a cheap suit (and hence a look that could be easily copied) or not. It wasn’t a cheap suit, of course – only a truly expensive suit crumples around you like that. But there was a man who wasn’t posing, he was just wearing what he wears, as a naturally good dresser – there was something innately stylish about him. Too many of these recent poses feature people that are too well-dressed for my liking. I think the French call it, “M’as-tu vu?” I think I must be with Beau Brummell – that these men seek so much attention suggests that they are not well dressed after all…
Mmm, more colours and patterns! It’s fantastic how well he has put this outift together. Everything looks great! I especially like how the blue shade of his shirt and the stripes of his tie matches his eyes.
1 in 10,000 people is keeping count. there isnt only 10,000 people in the world. You take that one person, and add up, not subtract. And if you look at this blog, you will notice that there are a lot of well dressed people in the world. What is sad is there will people that will mimic this and not do it justice
whoa! this man is steady pimpin’! All that color at once and still looking in control. The blue gloves in the coat pocket, is all good! The hat is awesome too! I’ll be trying this out for sure. Luca…you the man! Hey Sart, get this guy in a photo with his woman counterpart. Together they would be number 1 stunners. BUT…work on them shoes, throw some type of gators maybe. Stacy Adams or something.
Lucca is certainly a unique dresser. Seems like there are 3 or 4 different color schemes/tones going on here, all pulling in different directions. The neon scarf and gloves don’t compliment the coat and hat, the shirt seems way too formal, the vibe of the tie isn’t picked up anywhere else in the outfit, and so on. It’s almost like a huge sartorial middle finger — he has tons of great stuff, and deliberately puts it together in the most unappealing ways. Obviously I am in the extreme minority (not a single negative comment so far), but this outfit seems like rule-breaking for nothing but its own sake.
Yessssssss…. a man with colors….i cannot express on how much i love that tie…… …and the plaid coat…. the colors…. i want those so bad……This dude is THE MAN….tom ford should be ashamed…follow this everybody!
Absolutely striking. The color of his eyes and lips in combination with the colors of the tie and scarf just make this shot what it is. It makes me wonder…is this what you saw that prompted you to take the shots?