Wednesday, February 9, 2011

On the Street…..Plaid Femme, Florence


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  1. Anonymous

    February 9, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    The Europeans, especially the Italians, do lumberjack and other looks similar to the quintessential American outdoorsy looks (such as the fishing vests and denim/chambray shirts) better than the Americans because of what you, Scott, pointed out all along…the items of clothing that they wear are for the most part fitted rather than loose, boxy, and shapeless! Fit is flattering!

  2. laurakly

    February 9, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Love It!

  3. BobKentNoVa

    February 9, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    I've never before seen any woman sporting the "lumberjack look" appear this attractive.

  4. mademoiselleandcomag

    February 9, 2011 at 3:29 pm


    February 9, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    It's always kind of cool when girls dress in quite a masculine way. And it looks so lovely & cosy!

  6. Yajaira

    February 9, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    love the coat!

  7. JK

    February 9, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Great checks!

  8. Greg Milne

    February 9, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    love the jacket….although the whole look looks a bit like a timberland ad

  9. Sing

    February 9, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    I LOVE that she is wearing work boots.

  10. KcomeKarolina

    February 9, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    she looks just FAB!!! :)


  11. Anonymous

    February 9, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    I love the plaid!

  12. Anonymous

    February 9, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    I love your coat and her boots
    very trendy

  13. pau

    February 9, 2011 at 3:38 pm

  14. Anonymous

    February 9, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    omg! perfect! love it soo much!

  15. Jennie Nhi Nguyen

    February 9, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    ah love the pattern of the coat!


  16. comme fraiche

    February 9, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    with the boots and plaid jacket she has that "lumberjack" look about her- the female version

  17. Collections

    February 9, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Love plaid and he looks so warm always a plus.

  18. Anonymous

    February 9, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    I love the way she's wearing these jeans. It makes the whole look so authentic, don't you think?

  19. Natalie Gonzalez

    February 9, 2011 at 4:04 pm

  20. Miss Molly

    February 9, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    those shoes light up this whole outfit, i really love this!

  21. Andrew

    February 9, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    That is an AMAZING coat. I want it!!!

  22. Anonymous

    February 9, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    I love your boots !
    They are timberlands right ?

    I have white ones and i am thinking of getting the ones you have !

    what do you think?

    by the way i love your blog !

    xoxo ❤


  23. Aimee

    February 9, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Scott, you made her pop her collar, didn't you? lol:)


    February 9, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    looks so damn comfortable. and original.


  25. Sophie Mhabille

    February 9, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    love the masculin way she is wearing, make her look sexy

  26. An Invitation

    February 9, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Perfect! I would love to be able to pull off the feminine lumberjack :)

  27. Emily Jean

    February 9, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    i absolutely love this photo.

  28. rustymirror

    February 9, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    That coat is perfect! She's exactly nailed the whole masculine/feminine look, but I think the coat could work with so many different outfits and styles!

  29. Evan

    February 9, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Chic Street Cool Casual!!!..ahhh Euro Woman

  30. It blog girls

    February 9, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    love the picture so much
    you are so talented

  31. Anonymous

    February 9, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    The American loose and boxy version of this look is to allow for layering. Rarely does it get 40 degrees below zero in Italy. Fashion can suffer when you are forced to be practical!

  32. kelli ann

    February 9, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    oooh… what a great jacket! i want it. and the shoes!

  33. My Heart Blogged

    February 9, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    I'm glad you are not afraid to feature all kinds of style. Not every woman is obsessed with heels, or feminine.
    My Heart Blogged

  34. The Lady Philosopher

    February 9, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Plaid femme wins over plaid homme.

  35. Rachel and Kortney Fabiano

    February 9, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    thank evan. i have been telling people for years that timberlands are fashionable and acceptable among non-basketball players. thank you for proving me right.


  36. fairlight

    February 9, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    this is ideal for portland, oregon.
    this is ideal for me.

  37. Vision of a Dreamer

    February 9, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    Loving the coat, is awesome!
    Nice pic!

    Kisses from

  38. Carolina Bernardo

    February 9, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    Love her jacket. The mixture of colours is fantastic and in a way it makes me reminf the salermen shirts. Nice!!

  39. jdit

    February 9, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Looks like the 'cool kids wear' sported by the kids smokin' behind the gym and stairwell doors, skipping class and hangin' out in the back of the school when I was a teenager. In those days the boots were left unlaced. Cool rules!

  40. Anonymous

    February 9, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    very canadiana.

  41. arachne

    February 9, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    I think that lumberjack is very nice. Ideal for me.

  42. Marley

    February 9, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    This looks like my friend Rachel! I love her style :)

  43. Davidikus

    February 9, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    I like the idea of wearing a bold pattern (even if it is used the least Savile-Row-way possible), I like the plaid & even the colours (fairly autumnal, if I might say). I'd love to see how it fits when she is not leaning forward.

  44. Barrera

    February 9, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    omg, i remember when i was in kindergarten, i wanted boots like that soo bad!! but it never happened, i think i should go get me some, asap.

  45. rebecca

    February 9, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Wow, I must admit I'm quite surprised that so many people like this. I doubt most people would look twice at her if passing along the sidewalk… sorry to say! I can't say I like anything about this look — the jacket is so masculine. The jeans are also masculine but also not flattering. Don't get me started about the boots. I'm all for a boyish look… but on a woman, it's best to incorporate some femininity.

  46. Michelle.

    February 9, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Love the bold plaid of the jacket, and the non-chalant attitude of the popped collar…I love the style!

  47. Ultra Violette

    February 9, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    I like the lumberjack look :)
    follow me :)

  48. Anonymous

    February 9, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    amazing jacket!

  49. Marc

    February 9, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    I used to wear Timberland boots just like that when I worked in a warehouse driving a forklift and hauling boxes around. Who would have thought they could have been fashionable?? She looks great.

  50. Anonymous

    February 9, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    I really like seeing women mixing a masculine look with a touch of femininity and vice versa (like wearing a LBD with her dad's old watch or something). I'm a woman and I know many men who have told me that they find a woman with a rugged masculine look extremely sexy while keeping her feminine side. In this case, even though her overall look is masculine, her clothes are fitted and her long hair and red frames give it a girly touch that makes it very appealing. I live and work in the heart of SoHo in NYC and I would definitely do a doubletake if I were to see this woman walk down the street in a sea of women dressed in outfits dictated by trends and celebrities day after day. It's almost like she just threw on her boyfriend's clothes to run some errands, which I'm sure many men will find hot.

  51. kimchicsisters

    February 9, 2011 at 10:28 pm

  52. GUILTLE$$ Beauty

    February 9, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Cool Jacket

  53. passean

    February 9, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    I can't really say that it strikes me as a "lumberjack" look. I just love the colors and the tall collar. I want one for myself

  54. SOFIA

    February 10, 2011 at 12:12 am


  55. Rizalenio

    February 10, 2011 at 12:20 am

    I love the jacket.

  56. Kristen

    February 10, 2011 at 12:52 am

    I don't really love the jeans, beause they flatten her rear end. However, I love her red glasses! 8)

  57. HMS

    February 10, 2011 at 12:54 am

    Love the collar on this jacket. Like how high it goes up.

    The big boxy plaid is nice with the colours.

    i would still describe this jacket as "boxy" though and the baggy-no-butt-jeans again.

    Is this uniform that skaters and snowboarders have been wearing for the past five years in us/canada, now just being seen in Italy?

    I like the boots on her btw, be nice to see some femininity somewhere (like maybe the jeans…whatever happened to guess or CK??)

    Like that there is more street style lately!

  58. Marjorie Rose

    February 10, 2011 at 1:30 am

    If I saw this on the streets, I wouldn't look twice. Yet here, she looks like art..from the big squares on her plaid jacket, to her slouched posture..even her bent left knee.

  59. Anonymous

    February 10, 2011 at 2:22 am

    Great look–she even makes the acid wash work, and from me, that's saying a lot. So nice to see a woman not giving into gender norms & proving once again that "fabulous woman" & "traditionally feminine" don't need to have much to do with each other.

    She does need to untie those boots, though!

  60. V

    February 10, 2011 at 2:39 am

    Loving the urban mountaineering looks!!

  61. krainneh

    February 10, 2011 at 2:42 am

    Sigh…In canada, we wear items like this for work. Great colours, though. Krainneh

  62. Anonymous

    February 10, 2011 at 2:57 am

    the way the jeans are faded is perfect

    love the way she wears them too

  63. Jenni Austria Germany

    February 10, 2011 at 4:26 am

    love it. perfect.

  64. Anonymous

    February 10, 2011 at 5:11 am

    like like like

  65. Tam

    February 10, 2011 at 5:21 am

    I live in northern Idaho U.S. and i've been dressing this way my entire life. It's about time the rest of the world caught up.

  66. Joanna Paulsen

    February 10, 2011 at 5:30 am

  67. jimjims

    February 10, 2011 at 5:59 am

    crossing over to the other side!

    lookin' snazzy!

  68. Anonymous

    February 10, 2011 at 7:40 am

    nice the coat! beautiful shoot!!

  69. Martina

    February 10, 2011 at 7:53 am


  70. Hera

    February 10, 2011 at 8:01 am

    I like the whole outfit minus the shoes, when I was in Italy a year ago I realized that these shoes were very fashinable there, I saw a lot of people wearing them, I couldn't see the appeal but to tell you the truth she is carrying them weel.

  71. Anonymous

    February 10, 2011 at 8:27 am


  72. Anonymous

    February 10, 2011 at 9:24 am

    I was just in Vienna over the Christmas holidays and EVERYONE was wearing Timberlands, looking completely European and stylish while they did so! I confess a strange mania took over me and I started combing the city for a pair that cost less than the standard 180 Euro! No luck, but when I got home to the States I found a pair on sale at my local mall for US $80. Funnily enough, I live in a small town in central PA and lots of people were wearing Timberlands there too…but these were local farmers, hunters, etc wearing them in a totally different way (although with the same overall goals of warmth and comfort). I plan to wear my Tims next winter too, all the more enthusiastically after my brief foray into the world of international fashion!

  73. Fashion Monstre

    February 10, 2011 at 10:24 am

    now that is one manly look!! but she seems so feminine in it!! love it

  74. Anonymous

    February 10, 2011 at 10:29 am

    They need to switch outfits. His works better on her & vice versa.

  75. Mary Beth at ✄ Yarn U ✄ iPhone app

    February 10, 2011 at 11:16 am

    I like the hint of the red in the glasses…small but noticeable in this photograph. It's almost like a touch of lipstick.

  76. Kathleen

    February 10, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Oh, what should I say? Been here, done this? She looks good, but it goes wasted on me. I have had so many pair of the boots she's wearing and wore them with dresses. I'm not sure about the extremely masculine look. Isn't working for me.

  77. SCW

    February 10, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Love the boyish look. The glasses make it look "smart" and not frumpy too

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  78. Maryanne

    February 10, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    very adroygenous borrowed from the boys look.

    on a personal level, i would never be comfortable wearing this type of clothing.

  79. Annalee Porter

    February 10, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    LOVE the Tim's in such a different context. The jeans are perfectly slouchy yet unusually sexy. And well, the glasses look lovely from here.


  80. Alistair and Louise

    February 11, 2011 at 7:55 am

    Give an Italian any mix of clothes and they work it – its in their genes…

  81. Benoit

    February 11, 2011 at 8:53 am

    So boyish and so attractive though!

  82. Anonymous

    February 11, 2011 at 8:59 am

    What a great androgynous look. The jeans work to perfection – indeed, they flatten her behind (as another reader commented), but that's the point. And the coat matches the boots ever-so-subtly. Love it.

  83. Valerie

    February 11, 2011 at 9:29 am

    Yes! This is just an Italian outfit…confortable, I have a Timberland, too ;) .I'm Italian.

  84. Anonymous

    February 11, 2011 at 10:09 am

    Love the jacket…the loose, saggy fit of the jeans leaves much to be desired though. Great picture caught when the subject is not so aware…nice aspect.

  85. Edoardo

    February 11, 2011 at 10:54 am

    I love her!!!
    She is a friend of mine at Pitti Immagine!

  86. Anonymous

    February 11, 2011 at 11:08 am

    just to let you know the coat is Sessun, french brand!

  87. Edoardo

    February 11, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Ps. It's a SESSUN Coat!
    Love you Fede :)

  88. Anonymous

    February 11, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    yes i love this SESSUN jacket ! masculine and so feminine !

  89. Anonymous

    February 12, 2011 at 5:35 am

    anyone know where you could get this coat?

  90. ConFashions

    February 12, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Great 90's style pic! Love it with the Timbs and all.

  91. Cassie Robinson

    February 12, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Love this look! I was lusting over boots like these on my trip to NY (comfy, warm, practical and seemingly of-the-moment). The collar on this jacket really sets it off and I love the touch of red from her glasses frame.

  92. Anonymous

    February 12, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    This looks like typical pacific northwest style. If i saw her on the street here in Seattle, I wouldn't look twice. Still, she looks good, especially with those red glasses, just like some people mentioned earlier.

  93. Anonymous

    February 12, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    nice fit!

  94. Storlek

    February 14, 2011 at 5:29 am

    anyone know his name? or did she have a blog?
    (nice pic)
    thanks !

  95. Esmaa

    February 14, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Very relaxing outfit! That's what I love, comfortable.

  96. Carlota

    February 14, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    I love these shoes!!!

  97. Anonymous

    February 14, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    dig it.

  98. Patrick

    February 15, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Forget the plaid,the loose jeans, boots and glasses make the outfit!!

  99. Anonymous

    February 16, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Sartorialist mentioned on Glee last night. Can regular appearances on Regis and Kelly be far behind?

  100. Jac B.

    February 17, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    casually effortless

  101. MyGirlFlorence

    February 18, 2011 at 12:50 am

    I saw so many people in Italy wearing these construction worker style boots, but I must admit I am of the opinion that they should should be left in the 90's

  102. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 3:15 am

    Are you guys serious? This is a TERRIBLE look… poorly put together. No shape, no style. Looks like one of them hoodrats from Surrey… really not feeling this one.

  103. Anonymous

    March 19, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    I want this coat! Where can I get it

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