In winter? With a coat? No socks? NE-VER. Piccioli or whoever. That’s not elegant. From the magazine The Sartorialist never convince me these “fashions”.
En Invierno? Con un abrigo? Sin calcetines? NUN-CA. Ya sea Piccioli o quien sea. No es elegante. Desde la web The Sartorialist no me convencerĂˇn de estas “modas”
He ALMOST had me and then I got to the purse and no socks. Ruined a perfectly good look. Although maybe he is holding the purse for a lovely lady that is not featured in the photo. But still – socks. Please!
This needs to be said to get the world of masculine style set right on its axis: This man, in this post, with that bag, and those bare ankles, needs to be punched in the face, and sent home to change. From the neck up, he looks like he’s packing a .45 in a shoulder holster. GREAT! Then, from the neck down, he’s all woman – a masculine woman. This man, in this photo, is a disaster.
Not feeling the sockless dress shoe thing. Not only does it look awkward and unfinished, it’s gotta be uncomfortable in brogues. Loafers, sure but not a proper lace up shoe. It looks unfinished to the point of absentmindedness – like walking around with an open fly!
No socks with sandals, yes, otherwise please make it stop. Those shoes will rub. Like many commenters here – I reckon time’s up, again. The bag is nice in itself, but … I’m too conservative. Seems overall Milan always no. 1, though.
As an italian woman with some experience in fashion I must desagree with this style. It’s like watching a man who dreeses like a woman who dresses like a man.
The coat is a little big, the clutch is a little feminine. and first of all: the socks!
Loafers in summer time with no socks are okay. But a man who doesn’t wear socks, in winter and with elegant shoes, is a “TRY-TO-HARD” fashionista.
When you go to Pitti you can spot the italian “rappresentanti” by their try-to-hard attitude to follow fashion instead of weariing what is best for their age, or better, for their body line.
It really appalls me how on what I would consider a forward-thinking and open-minded forum, people have such tasteless, misguided and purely hateful remarks. I come to this site, admire the pictures, watch the videos and take part in the discussions as a sort of getaway from the (mostly) overly-stereotyped, close minded and intolerant American society I am exposed to on a regular basis. So when I come on here and see the multitude of sexist, baseless and purely worthless criticisms thrown out at a person due to him carrying what is perceived by others as a “feminine” bag, or him not wearing socks, I am just ashamed and disappointed.
You are all better than this. You are all better than the greasy T-shirt and baggy jean wearing “men” whom I was so accustomed to seeing in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for 7 years.
Let the man what ever the hell he wants to wear! There is no need to tear him down based on something you don’t agree with. Furthermore, you should take into consideration the overall “picture” that is displayed here, not just a few discrepancies that you may notice. What makes this image work is how well this man injects these expensive fabrics and his formal attire with a bit of casual fun. What I think is so refreshing about this picture is that it drops some much needed foreshadowing of a season to come. There is just enough casual cool (no socks) and colorful playfulness (the forest green clutch bag) amidst the sobriety of the winter palette he employs to indicate that Spring is fast approaching.
Mr. Schuman, thank you for what you do: Bringing a little bit a hope to a man disillusioned by the inadequacies of his society, one picture at a time.
@Niccotina – totally agree, especially on the -rappresentanti italiani- that try too hard at Pitti. LOL!
Have nothing against the no-sock look so popular today, even with lace up oxfords like these, but not in the winter! And that green bag with a full black outfit doesnt do it, he should play more with some more colour in the outfit (black suit-tie white shirt yaaawwwns me to death) and THEN add a green bag.
That is coolness. It is rock n roll. Gentleman rock n roll. Reminds me a bit of of Bryan Ferry. But there is a crack. His posture is so fragile. He bends his back he angles his foot. If we could only see his eyes….
(maybe he is worried about what the crowed thinks about his “no socks” day)
Kristijonas I think you are confused. We speak about fashion. Personally I donÂ´t know Mr. Piccioli. There is not something against him but we can express our opinion about his clothes in a web about fashion.
My opinion, a man without socks in winter is ridiculous, not him, only the way that he (donÂ´t) wear his socks. Ok?
He looks smart, that’s a lovely coat. but they’re right, he’d look smarter with socks. Naked ankle is just distracting, cuts the line of his leg off short and to me, always looks uncomfortable in formal clothing/shoes. Save it for the coast or the very young.
I’m not sure why it would be OK for a woman to wear a short skirt with open-tie, backless heels, and no stockings in the winter, but not OK for a man to wear long trousers, shoes that cover his feet, and no socks in the winter. I guess we expect women to be shivering and fragile and men have to wear socks even if his feet are warm in heavy shoes.