Thursday, July 13, 2006

On The Street……..Milan In Manhattan, New York

Feels like I’m back in Milan when I see New Yorkers dressed like this.

Can you guess the one thing that ,to me, definitely makes it Manhattan? (not including the giant coffee)

Love the shirt and the tie/jacket combo is always tricky to match colors but here it really works.

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  1. Anonymous

    July 13, 2006 at 6:30 pm

    I would have said the full break on the old-school khakis, but I’m guessing you’re focussing on that square-folded “hankie”

    Btw, love the site – great work, especially the interviews.

  2. Schmick

    July 13, 2006 at 7:08 pm

    Is it…the broad smile??

  3. Miss Janey

    July 13, 2006 at 7:18 pm

    The way the pocket square is folded…

  4. Anonymous

    July 13, 2006 at 7:24 pm

    pocket square

  5. Anonymous

    July 13, 2006 at 7:25 pm

    blue on blue

  6. Scallywag

    July 13, 2006 at 7:35 pm

    Hi spants are longer than an italian man would wear them.

  7. invisible girl

    July 13, 2006 at 7:36 pm

    break in the pants

  8. The Sartorialist

    July 13, 2006 at 7:46 pm

    Yes – Scallywag got it!

    his “spants” are too long

  9. Anonymous

    July 13, 2006 at 7:47 pm

    He looks smashing! The break makes it Manhattan–Italians prefer no break.

  10. Anonymous

    July 13, 2006 at 7:55 pm

    The pants and the sleeves are too long. Still a great look and what wonderful shoes.

  11. Anonymous

    July 13, 2006 at 8:19 pm

    I like those pants. I wish I could get khakis that fit that well. What brand are these?

  12. argos

    July 13, 2006 at 8:32 pm

    I would not have come up with “spants” …so very Manahttan.

    All humor aside, good eye scallywag

  13. Anonymous

    July 13, 2006 at 9:23 pm

    SART….. like the idea of you asking what the differences are between NY,Milan , Paris , etc……. maybe you can make that a part of some of your blog …. interesting to know what you observed as differences between the city/country styles

  14. Anonymous

    July 14, 2006 at 1:03 am

    The Orens coffee cup is the unofficial – must have accessesory on Madison Ave. It’s a great cup o’ joe. Featured in many a Sartorialist photograph.

    The white, sq folded pocket sq has been a NY thing for a couple of years…a Thom Browne influence perhaps?

  15. SwanDiamondRose

    July 14, 2006 at 1:48 am

    well i’ve been paying attention… pocket square! and here it is so very square.

    someone should do weekend retreats and teach pocket square, scarf, tie, and neckerchief {i am an ascot fan} folding.

  16. OrganicVogue

    July 14, 2006 at 2:12 am

    Hmm, the shoes? I don’t know. He’s sharp though, I like the fit of the suit.

  17. muse

    July 14, 2006 at 2:33 am

    Either the fact that the guy is smiling (and showing his teeth), or else the khakis. I haven’t seen a pair of khakis once, since I’ve been in Montreal (and I’ve been here a year). But Montreal’s not Milan, of course. But I still think it’s the khakis.

  18. JetSet

    July 14, 2006 at 4:59 am

    The Shoes and the American Khaki, not really Valentini is it ?

    Not really fitted and to long , etc.

  19. Alice Olive

    July 14, 2006 at 9:36 am

    What business sector does he work in? I’d guess creative, but the hair style doesn’t quite cut it.

  20. Jonna

    July 14, 2006 at 10:57 am

    I could marry him in a second!

  21. claudina

    July 14, 2006 at 11:51 am

    i actually lives in milano and it looks like the business man here… anyway, I miss the barcelona’s look, more casual.

  22. annieanna

    July 14, 2006 at 6:35 pm

    Are those linen pants? I’m not sure I’m digging the combination of fabrics. Something about the trousers being too drapey…

  23. ec10009

    July 15, 2006 at 9:32 am

    Considering his trousers are not as tapered, I like the break. Otherwise, in my opinion, when he walks the “wideness” above his shoe would look strange. I prefer no break on very tapered trousers.

  24. Anonymous

    July 16, 2006 at 10:37 am

    his name is eric. girls go see him at bergdorf men’s…

  25. Anonymous

    July 16, 2006 at 6:37 pm

    The pants aren’t just too long for Milan, they’re too long for Manhattan.

  26. Kathleen

    July 16, 2006 at 8:47 pm

    I’ve got my money either on the checked shirt (although go to Rome for a much smaller check) or the knit tie make him look Italian. They’re also quite fond of the contrasting jacket/pant combo.

  27. greenbrier

    July 21, 2006 at 2:25 pm

    My lovely & dapper grandfather used to wear knit silk ties like this–I’ve heard them disparaged since, but I’ve always thought they were wonderful. Then again, he used to wear a lot of things that take a certain panache–seersucker suits, for instance.

  28. Pili

    December 12, 2007 at 12:39 am

    I think it’s the pant length….

  29. JBell

    June 1, 2012 at 4:43 am

    LoL Yes, That’s True! I am from Milan and can confirm it! Classic Milan Uniform for men! But think on American men the same uniform is even sexier! maybe because we are not used the see American men dressed like this. Ciao from Milano!

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