Thursday, July 28, 2011

On the Street….Nicola, Florence


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  1. Sofia Badrezzamane

    July 28, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    J'aime le blazer !

  2. making50fabulous

    July 28, 2011 at 4:05 pm


  3. Cristiana Nunes

    July 28, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Such charm!

  4. kropka

    July 28, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    nice ;)

  5. Lord Byron

    July 28, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Great look!


    July 28, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    who'd think of coordinating shirts with socks… but hey those who do stand out!!

  7. mon sac by me

    July 28, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Good shooting !!

  8. Marcela

    July 28, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Interesting pose. Great picture though

  9. Danielle

    July 28, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    He looks like his saying 'Why yes ladies, they are long socks… check 'em out'


  10. Anonymous

    July 28, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    LOL, is this a candid shot, or is he showing off his socks for the camera? "Who, me? Oh, I'm just pulling up my super chic socks!" Great shot, great look.

  11. ggshoe

    July 28, 2011 at 4:27 pm

  12. hw90

    July 28, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Ricci bros. are always inspiring.

  13. Clara Turbay

    July 28, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Well dressed, very chic. Nice shoes.

  14. Anonymous

    July 28, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Yummy. I love the clothing too..

  15. wallis

    July 28, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    so well dressed. love the polka dot cuffs…so in right now especially for the fall!


    July 28, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    you can always judge a gentleman by his socks…and italians never bore…

  17. Colette Ali

    July 28, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Clothes, shoes, watch, sunglasses, hair….love it x

  18. Holly Burgess

    July 28, 2011 at 4:40 pm

  19. Angeles Almuna

    July 28, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Elegant and with a lot of class!

  20. The Styley

    July 28, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Those socks are fantastic!

  21. Young Gucci Purse

    July 28, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    oh he's so cute! I love his classy style. And socks.

  22. Katie

    July 28, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Socks! To Die For.

    Follow me at

  23. Anonymous

    July 28, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Very nice look !

  24. Isa

    July 28, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    Just perfect, just italian ..

  25. indigo warrior

    July 28, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    He's too sexy for his socks too sexy for his socks … so sexy!

    I bet he has a wicked sense of humor.

  26. the outfit diaries

    July 28, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    very handsome

  27. CaliGirl

    July 28, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Hottie! Nice shot, cool socks, beautiful hair.

  28. Erik

    July 28, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Um…Everything about this. I want it. I would wear all of it.

  29. Julia Vorob'eva

    July 28, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    I wish all men dressed the same! WOW, gorgeous!

  30. Laurence John

    July 28, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    did you get a front shot of the blazer ? the lapels look WIDE !

  31. Barcelona m'enamora

    July 28, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    He is interesting….;-)

  32. Anya

    July 28, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Love the buttery texture of those shoes and the brightness of his shirt against the crisp and clean white of the pants. Lovely outfit!

  33. Liz S

    July 28, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Ooooeee! He is suave. And yes, I love your socks Sir.

  34. Skinny

    July 28, 2011 at 6:05 pm


  35. Maryanne

    July 28, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    put a lot of thought into his outfit..
    the sock & shirt..( polka dot pattern)
    and the tie & shoes
    (cordovan)…compliment one another..
    he picked up the royal blue of the socks & paired the jacket with it..
    all against a neutral beige.

  36. Betsy

    July 28, 2011 at 6:08 pm

  37. whiterice

    July 28, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    What a Style Stud!

  38. Anonymous

    July 28, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    Sexy, sexy, sexy…but only from the knees up.

  39. michael

    July 28, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    I can't decide if he looks like a cool guy or a stereotypical Italian gigolo. Perhaps if you shoot him again with the sunglasses off?

  40. Anonymous

    July 28, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    has a Sean Penn expression on him.. but waaay better-looking!

  41. Chez Carolinette

    July 28, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    That's what I call style!

    Chez Carolinette

  42. Labella Luxe

    July 28, 2011 at 7:03 pm


  43. TEEDEEi

    July 28, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    On point…..Dapper

  44. Paul (UK)

    July 28, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    It's the details…high trousers cuff, long jacket side vents, wide lapels, two button working cuff, perfect oxford shoe. Lots of effort to look effortless!

  45. Anonymous

    July 28, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Yup. Uh-huh. Oh yeah.

  46. The Fancy Teacup

    July 28, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Love how those prints play peek-a-boo. Adds some whimsicality to the polished look.

    ♥, Jamie

  47. L

    July 28, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Love florence, and the men's style in Italy.

  48. tinyjunco

    July 28, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    oh, these dapper italian men bring back memories! i went to italy in 1980 with a youth orchestra – the style of the men was worlds apart from angel flights and feathered hair! at certain points they decided we needed a little 'security' and sent in the caribineri – even they were peacocks.


    of course, when i grew up i married man of sicilian descent and now i iron his tee shirts for him ;) steph

  49. Marcel Da Chump

    July 28, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Boots not cap toes with a blue blazer and contrasting slacks, for me at least.
    I once worked for a garment center executive who owned
    two pair of exquisite boots, custom made in Italy. He wore them with a similar ensemble as Nicola's, but to a much more refined effect.

  50. Brittany Matthews

    July 28, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    So chic!

    Join my GIVEAWAY!


    July 28, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    such an amazing shot, love it.

  52. Lauren

    July 28, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Why does he look so guilty? He's only pulling up his socks!

    Very stylish gent and delightful shot.

    The Styleseer

  53. La Petite Marmoset

    July 28, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Nice socks!
    La Petite Marmoset

  54. art deco engagement rings

    July 28, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Such a great look!

  55. ~ LivingSoLucky ~

    July 28, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    I must say that it is expecially gratifying that this young man has NOT succumbed to shoes of the "hip doof" variety, which sadly are so popular in the USA.

    Personal style, indeed!

  56. Fotoautomat

    July 28, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    I love the deep yet bright 'blueness' of the jacket – and of course, the indigo watch. Classic and sophisticated!

  57. Anonymous

    July 28, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    There are so many photos of people wearing this exact blazer. Where is the personal style?

  58. Bohemian Design

    July 28, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Nice cuffs!

  59. Maria Elba

    July 28, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    he looks like he'd smell good

  60. JWC

    July 28, 2011 at 11:29 pm


  61. Sheena

    July 28, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Would really like to get a closer look at that timepiece. Its hard to find a classic with a cream/yellow face like that. Im dreaming that the number on the face are roman numerals….if they are, Perfection !

  62. FeeFee

    July 29, 2011 at 12:14 am


  63. Aaron

    July 29, 2011 at 12:40 am

    The watchstrap makes the look fall just short of perfect. But 98% is still an A+

  64. Gabriel

    July 29, 2011 at 12:41 am

    Beautiful example of sophistication through understament and subtlety.

    While I wouldn't wear a jacket with a peaked lapel that wide or with vents that are that deep, I'd love to steal the rest of this look, or to at least adopt some of the ideas behind it. It's a beautiful balance of casual elegance: playful without being showy or loud, laidback but not rumpled, modern yet timeless at the same time.

    I also admire how even the wispy beard and the tousled hair don't diminish any of the look's sharpness. Love the micro-patterned shirt with the tie, the overlapping ticket pocket, and those particular shades of blue and khaki together.

    And, of course, he HAD to be Italian!

  65. outinsight

    July 29, 2011 at 2:07 am

    what a gent! i love his shirt!

  66. Joannalogue

    July 29, 2011 at 2:27 am

    No one ever made the sock striptease look THIS good before!


    July 29, 2011 at 2:50 am

  68. On the Street of Florence . . .

    July 29, 2011 at 3:17 am

    very detailed look, loving the socks ;D

  69. Angela Jessyana

    July 29, 2011 at 3:27 am

    i love his pose. cool!

  70. Anonymous

    July 29, 2011 at 3:39 am

    the milanese gentleman! or the firenze gentleman! or the milanese lady!

    why all the italian men have the same haircut style? mysterious, repetitious behaviour

    kisses from Villaconejos (Spain)

  71. Anonymous

    July 29, 2011 at 3:49 am

    "Ladies. Look at your man. Now look at my hair. Back at your man. Now look at my socks. Oh yes. Polka-dot legwear love surprise. Your man can't dress like me. But if he wears long socks his ankles could look like mine.

    I'm on a horse."

  72. Anonymous

    July 29, 2011 at 3:57 am

    Another anonymous person above wrote,

    "There are so many photos of people wearing this exact blazer."

    Oh no, there are not. If only that were true.

    It's in the details: two sleeve buttons spaced apart just so; side vents; fearlessly wide peaked lapels; the slightly-lighter-than-navy hue of the cloth.

    A front shot would be nice, but from what can be seen, this is an uncommonly handsome blazer, not a sleep-inducing number churned out by Polo Ralph Lauren.

    This is outfit is what it should be. Well-dresed men build their style on the accumulation of small details.

  73. Betty

    July 29, 2011 at 4:05 am

    absolutely perfect .

  74. Selina.

    July 29, 2011 at 4:24 am

    lov his style and the the photo is shot exactly on the right moment!

    love, selina

  75. One Stiletto At A Time

    July 29, 2011 at 4:52 am

  76. Her fashion closet

    July 29, 2011 at 5:39 am

    good color combination, like the glasses


  77. Maria Ianniciello

    July 29, 2011 at 5:59 am

    Beautiful jacket!!!

  78. Davidikus

    July 29, 2011 at 6:03 am

  79. Stylison

    July 29, 2011 at 6:09 am

  80. Cocò (daddysneatness)

    July 29, 2011 at 6:12 am

    That lovely italian style! Wonderful look and pic!

  81. Clipping Service

    July 29, 2011 at 6:49 am

    excellent fashion photography!
    you've done really awesome job :)
    thanks a lot for sharing..

  82. Anonymous

    July 29, 2011 at 6:51 am

    italians have great hair and wear color in the most sophisticated way.

  83. the Rocket Fashionista

    July 29, 2011 at 7:14 am

    Love how some men are able to look so presentable!


  84. pdream

    July 29, 2011 at 7:30 am

    Great look. always Italy

  85. Anonymous

    July 29, 2011 at 7:32 am

    Nicola, Man with a great charm!

  86. Anonymous

    July 29, 2011 at 7:37 am

    Mr.SciamĂ t… Elegance and Eccentricity!

  87. Anonymous

    July 29, 2011 at 7:39 am

    Oh my God wonderful mix and SPEAR breasted… amazing!

  88. Fiona.

    July 29, 2011 at 7:50 am

    oo very dapper!

  89. Anonymous

    July 29, 2011 at 7:55 am

    Blue jacket,white pattern shirt, white pochette,wonderful light beige trouser,brown tie,blue micro pattern socks,burgundy shoes… No expectable, unique, very cool!

  90. Anonymous

    July 29, 2011 at 8:17 am

    he's a dandy!! a lovely one =)

  91. Anonymous

    July 29, 2011 at 9:22 am

    Nicola Ricci … the man with great taste! He wears his clothes with superb style.

  92. My Styleadvisor

    July 29, 2011 at 9:22 am

    Great hair!

  93. J.Ro

    July 29, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Awesome hair, great shirt, boring socks.

  94. Anonymous

    July 29, 2011 at 9:40 am

    this is how one hopes lapo elkann would dress, distinct and on the edge, without being ridiculous.

  95. Anonymous

    July 29, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Great taste careful to details… This is lifestyle!

  96. Bronwyn

    July 29, 2011 at 10:16 am

    I love the very crisp polkadots!

  97. davidsl

    July 29, 2011 at 10:33 am

    if you aren't matching your socks to your trousers, this is exactly how to play it.

    and, my, oh, my, is he a handsome man.

  98. Anonymous

    July 29, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Modern Dandy! The new incarnation of Oscar Wilde. Excellent.

  99. Hunter F. Goss

    July 29, 2011 at 10:54 am

    I like his choice of shoes. Just the right touch of the subtly unexpected.

  100. Anonymous

    July 29, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Yessss new generation of Dandy… Nicola have a magnetic flux!

  101. Hey Mister.

    July 29, 2011 at 11:45 am

    yay. i love when boys know how to dress!!

  102. Anonymous

    July 29, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    anonymous@3:57 wrote "Well-dresed men build their style on the accumulation of small details."

    Well said, and this is an example of why. If he'd chosen plain socks, shirt and blazer he would still look very good and elegant but the added details give his outfit an extra dimension and a subtle edge. The patterned socks add a witty note to his outfit. The details also give us more to talk about :)

    I love the colors, especially the color of the blazer. Any man would look good this summer in a jacket and trousers in these shades.

  103. IS THIS IT? models review

    July 29, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    Love the details especially – so the shirt and the socks are amazing… :)

  104. Briony

    July 29, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    I wish more men where I lived dressed like this! So classy.

  105. FashionShake

    July 29, 2011 at 1:34 pm



  106. Anonymous

    July 29, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Love the vintage watch – Omega Seamaster?

  107. Evan

    July 29, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Ciao Cool Guy!! Bam..Love it!!

  108. Anonymous

    July 29, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Pose,light, color, fabulous pic. Then… this man is so intriguing!

  109. Anonymous

    July 29, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    I could make this photo in black/white, anyway it would be always present, because this man's elegance is timeless!

  110. Anonymous

    July 29, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    White pants. Polka dot shirt. How do I find them?

  111. Times Squarian

    July 29, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Everything about this outfit screams perfection. I don't own a single pair of white socks and I assume neither does this gentleman.

  112. KasthuriTheBeautician@Chennai

    July 29, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    manly look and attracting

  113. La Professionnelle

    July 29, 2011 at 11:01 pm


    This look is flawless!
    I LOOOOOVE the composition of this photo!!

  114. KC

    July 30, 2011 at 12:18 am

    this guy's so handsome. and i love his sartorial choices.

  115. Ire

    July 30, 2011 at 7:38 am

    Very stylish….absolute elegance

  116. psh

    July 30, 2011 at 9:33 am

    you got wrinkles on your face
    and on your suit too!
    and I just like them all!

  117. Asian Quarter

    July 30, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Very daring lapel, but the man makes it look good.

  118. Randy Sloan

    July 30, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Some guys just seem to be born with style! Nicely done.

    A Life Designed

  119. Anonymous

    July 31, 2011 at 7:10 am

    Sexy, hot & elegant…

  120. gordey

    July 31, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Socks are one of my favorite clothing pieces to play with. I stick to bold, solid colors but patterns are great too. I'd like to see more sock photos!


  121. Anonymous

    July 31, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    Wow the new Dandy!

  122. Anonymous

    July 31, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Fantastic pic, he is so sexy!!!!

  123. maria

    August 1, 2011 at 9:18 am

    love the matching blues! great style!

    and i love the new blog design!

  124. Jai'me Jan

    August 2, 2011 at 2:06 am

    Excellent! Great blazer – like the colour. Nice socks and I like the collar of the shirt! :]

  125. joojaebum

    August 2, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    awesome!! great shirt!

  126. Simone

    August 2, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Belle calze

  127. Anonymous

    August 3, 2011 at 5:46 am

    I really like his socks. Again an amazing picture! I love your blog!

  128. Roxou

    August 3, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Eh ben Schuman, mon p’tit, j’adore ton blog !!!!

  129. Encore Roxou

    August 3, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Eh lui il est CANON !!!!!! y’a pas son 0.6. en option ?

  130. marilena silivestru

    August 4, 2011 at 9:32 am

    adoro il tuo blog,ti seguo da tantissimo tempo.

  131. Dan

    August 4, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Beautiful Photo. I think i found my new style!

  132. Dorothy Chartrand

    August 7, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    I bet he can cook like a chef too! I wish I could have him in an apron & those socks bringing breakfast in bed on Sunday morning…..

  133. TW

    August 10, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    very good!

  134. martine

    August 13, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    He looks…ok. I doubt I would ever notice someone dressed like that, but there is nothing wrong with it.

  135. PJF

    August 16, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    jacket is perfect, his shoes should ‘ve been better in brown suede!

  136. SB

    August 18, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    I love how the print on the shirt goes so beautifully with the blazer! Also the nice and sober connection of the brown tie and shoes. Class! <3

  137. AJ

    August 19, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    July is best WITHOUT long hot socks, oh well.

  138. Tessa

    August 21, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    You’ve discovered the Italian Adrien Brody!!!

    Awesome shot, awesome clothes, hot guy. Well done :)

  139. JM

    August 25, 2011 at 9:19 am

    He is Really… Really.. attractive and sensitive.
    I envy you! :)

  140. Julia

    August 28, 2011 at 5:50 am

    very good!

  141. Matt

    January 14, 2012 at 3:41 am

    The shoes are wonderful- look English and Goodyear welted

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