Sunday, June 3, 2007

On the Street…….Mr. Vacca in Linen, Central Park

I love the crinkly summer elegance of a linen suit.


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  1. Anonymous

    June 3, 2007 at 9:38 am

    That’s downtown? Where? It looks
    like Central Park East…
    Great look on Domenico, by the way.

  2. Carolina Lange

    June 3, 2007 at 9:44 am

    So elegant!

  3. Dani

    June 3, 2007 at 10:50 am

    In Holland we would say this guy looks very ‘gelikt’ (smooth).

    He needs a little twist, I think.

    Great over all look though

  4. Anonymous

    June 3, 2007 at 11:38 am

    amazing! i love linen and this season is so “hot”. He looks very elegant without trying. Beatiful suit, beatiful material, beatiful cut beatiful color and beautiful smile. love the patched pocket on a linen suit. great picture. bravo Sartorialist, right on!

  5. Chris Berry

    June 3, 2007 at 11:42 am

    Casual perfection.

  6. a lady

    June 3, 2007 at 11:56 am

    now this is lovely: the length of the cuff, the tonal shoe/suit combination–and the smile. makes me want to take a walk in central park.

  7. Anonymous

    June 3, 2007 at 12:16 pm

    I’m somewhat disturbed by the shoes. Very sleek, but they don’t seem to work. Spectators would’ve been better.

  8. Anonymous

    June 3, 2007 at 12:50 pm

    that doesn’t look like downtown…that looks like it’s right next to central park?

  9. Anonymous

    June 3, 2007 at 2:03 pm

    I would have liked a contrast between the suit color and shoes, perhaps a navy blue pair?

    but I think I like it otherwise.
    Although, I have a hard time with that color. It works; I know. Nonetheless, I’m hesistant to say it’s ever quite right.


    June 3, 2007 at 2:17 pm

    I think the buttons are a little strained on the jacket. But his shoes are a good match with his suit. He is lucky that tan is ‘in’

  11. Cristina

    June 3, 2007 at 3:11 pm

    this style it’s remember to the sytle of my parent to go to work ath the 70′s , when i was a baby…the brown colour and the slimmer of the size…don’t you think about the seventies when you look at it???

  12. Mr. Useless

    June 3, 2007 at 3:23 pm

    This man’s store down here in Bal Harbour is perfect. Everything looks flawless.

    If I was a millionaire, I’d get all my clothes made there. Custom. It’s breathtaking.

  13. Butch

    June 3, 2007 at 4:18 pm

    Like this a lot–particularly the color. To be picky, the jacket, and particularly the sleeves seem a mite too slim; I keep going back and forth on the shirt sleeves which seem not be buttoned.

    On the one hand, they provide a casual follow-through to the open-necked shirt; on the other…well, they seem a bit floppy.

    (Also would do a different shoe color–though I have no idea at the moment what that might be.)

  14. Jessica

    June 3, 2007 at 5:18 pm

    oooooooh, i LOVE that look!

  15. Anonymous

    June 3, 2007 at 5:36 pm

    The caramel cowboy. Vacca’s masterful sense of color shown in full effect here, with a degree of coordination between suit and shoes that is sublime yet vaguely unsettling. Beautiful, contemporary menswear that strikes a fine balance between classical and avant-garde.

  16. Blaise

    June 3, 2007 at 8:37 pm

    I just love the color, especially on the shoes..

  17. Anonymous

    June 3, 2007 at 10:08 pm

    great suit & smile~~!!

  18. Candid Cool

    June 3, 2007 at 10:47 pm

    The color & smile are magnificent

  19. Anonymous

    June 4, 2007 at 2:00 am

    ok i know that right now you’re in ny but yesterday i was shopping in a hat shop on melrose blvd in los angeles and there was a man there that looked just like you. I had to do a double take but i realized it wasn’t you because he was holding no camera. plus im on your site religiously and i know where you are. by the way, I was just recently introduced your site a couple weeks ago and I love it. Its so full of inspiration for me because currently im a fashion student at otis college of art and design. Thank you for the wonderful work you do =)

  20. Anonymous

    June 4, 2007 at 4:11 am

    the shoes fit just perfectly with the suit and I´m sure he is very aware of it.The color is quite unusual but it fits him.I personally find it too unusual but then again-I´m not the one to wear it.

  21. Anonymous

    June 4, 2007 at 4:24 am

    classicly handsome pose – he’s a natural!

  22. kyla

    June 4, 2007 at 4:42 am

    this looks fab. difficult colour to wear, really works with a crisp white shirt. love it

  23. frostpatterns

    June 4, 2007 at 6:46 am

    A while ago I was standing at a shop window looking at some linen clothes. A woman walked by with her friends and said: “Linen is really terrible, it’s always wrinkly!” I just had a big ? in my head, just stopping myself from asking her: “So what, isn’t that what linen is supposed to do?! Isn’t that the beauty of it?!” Well, I just wanted to say, that while I can see that it can be difficult for some people to carry it off with elegance, I also really love the texture of linen and it is a pleasure to see it work so well on this gentleman.

  24. MammaLex

    June 4, 2007 at 7:54 am

    What a gorgeous brown!
    Som sirap på glassen…

  25. SubjectiveFashion

    June 4, 2007 at 8:19 am

    Those shoes are working in his favour. Perfect size and cut, almost doesn´t look like linen.

  26. william d. anderson

    June 4, 2007 at 8:35 am

    a bit of contrast with the shoes might have made this a bit stronger. matching the shoes so perfectly just doesn’t work for me.

  27. Alice Olive

    June 4, 2007 at 8:41 am

    I love this photo – the colours (his and nature’s!) go beautifully together. I like the suit but what draws me most is his air of easy self-confidence. I like!

  28. sandman_gr

    June 4, 2007 at 9:27 am

    Ilove the color- caramel! But it does look a tiny bit tight for his body. Unless it is the pose that makes it look this way.

  29. Belinda

    June 4, 2007 at 9:46 am

    NOTHING beats a man in a linen suit. Very classy. Very sexy.

  30. stella

    June 4, 2007 at 10:16 am

    so do i.
    even though this one’s jacket is a tiny little blink too tight :o)

  31. Anonymous

    June 4, 2007 at 11:04 am

    he is the master “the maestro”of Italian sartorial clothing. Love the cut and the fabric. I met Mr. Vacca and his dedication to top quality in everything he does blew my mind. If you can guys check his stores. Also i was very impressed by his woman collection. Nobody does an hand made woman collection in the market today like DV. Great shot Sartorialist.

  32. Mutterlein

    June 4, 2007 at 11:47 am

    That suit is perfect! My favorite part of the look are the shoes, the color is great for the suit. Rather good.

  33. manh

    June 4, 2007 at 1:01 pm

    Are those cuffs on his trousers?

  34. Just an Observation

    June 4, 2007 at 4:32 pm


  35. Kevin

    June 4, 2007 at 4:56 pm

    Thank you for showing a linen suit. I just had one made-to-measure in a dark brown the salesman was second guessing my choice in linen but I siad I would take the blame if it was to ‘wrinkley’. I’m glad I stuck to my guns. Now I need to get shoes and your picture again helped me feel better about my choice.

  36. true supermodel

    June 4, 2007 at 5:46 pm

    He looks very spiffy and I like that he used linen for a serious look.

  37. Asian Models Blogger

    June 5, 2007 at 1:35 am

    The color looks great on him. I rarely see men wearing pastel but this is totally wearable.

  38. Anonymous

    June 5, 2007 at 2:46 am

    i’m probably half this man’s age but if i saw him walking down the street i would stop everything i was doing and STARE.

  39. Anonymous

    June 5, 2007 at 9:55 am

    I could see spectators with this, but I also like how these shoes blend in. I’m having a hard time picturing any other shade of brown that wouldn’t stick out.

    How about an ascot? For the day in a light shade and with spectators it would make it look quite jaunty, and if in the evening in a darker shade with shoes to complement (not spectators) it would dress it up a bit. Just a thought.


  40. Lucky Nahum

    May 24, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    It’s amazing that, unless I missed it, only one person mentioned a problem with the button on the jacket. Is this a case of “the emperor has no clothes”?
    I believe the button stance on this jacket, for this gentleman , is wrong. In my view the remedy would have been to either go with a slightly lower button stance OR go to a three button model.
    Everything else? Lovely.

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