Wednesday, February 9, 2011

On the Street…..Plaid Homme, Milan


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  1. Aliona

    February 9, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Proof that patterns and cultures can be mixed and coexist :)

  2. franca maisha

    February 9, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    great shot! loving his shoes

  3. Wida

    February 9, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    He looks very warm :)

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  4. regi

    February 9, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Very cool shoes!

  5. syd vicious

    February 9, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    This is good. Love the clashing patterns!

  6. Anonymous

    February 9, 2011 at 4:43 pm


  7. mademoiselleandcomag

    February 9, 2011 at 4:44 pm

  8. Sunny

    February 9, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    I was in Florence on Sunday!!! Hope you would come down to Roma as well :-)

  9. Semi Expat

    February 9, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Totally cool. Love his boots and him.

  10. Evan

    February 9, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    This picture is Effin Great!!!..Love the hat!!

  11. Issabella

    February 9, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Love the matching shoelaces!

  12. Anonymous

    February 9, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    I'm curious to see what everyone says about this ensemble. It can be seen everyday in Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin and yet no one is applauding it as "fashion".

  13. Reed Grey

    February 9, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    I love how the red laces in the Plaid Homme match the red glasses in the Plaid Femme. Bravo on pairing those two!

  14. Fashion Agony

    February 9, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Brilliant shot!


  15. Lisa Petrarca

    February 9, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    I like the hat and jacket, but the pants look like pajama bottoms, don't ya think?

  16. My Heart Blogged

    February 9, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Okay those pants are awesome. He may not have super mainstream style, but it's cool. I love quirky styles.
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  17. The Lady Philosopher

    February 9, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    sorry, plaid femme wins.
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  18. Kathleen

    February 9, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    This one is fun! I want those shoelaces.

  19. House of Hemingway

    February 9, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    I love outfits where all colors stay in the same family. This photo in particular is a great example of the juxtaposition of the cold weather and the warm colors he's wearing. Great job Scott!

  20. Sol

    February 9, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    So Cool.!


    February 9, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    Fun… Love it… Just throw away the ciggie!

  22. Sophie Mhabille

    February 9, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    so cool and casual

  23. Wallace Chapman

    February 9, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    now that is a gorgeous double breasted coat. Is he standing still, or coming, or going…w

  24. Fashion Nerd

    February 9, 2011 at 5:38 pm


  25. Tess

    February 9, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Plaid or check? I'm never quite sure, though I'm leaning toward check with him and with "Plaid Femme." Love the looks regardless!

  26. theTrendyDwarf

    February 9, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    I love his sailor looking pants. It seems as though his pants are stitched with a golden boat? I also like how he pulls off the pants tucked in the wool socks. GREAT! His boots are to die foe and so is his jacket. Although, I feel like his plaid jacket is a little too big for him. He should slim it down one or two sizes.
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  27. my.amalgam

    February 9, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    ah love the red laces.

    great shot

  28. Kristijonas

    February 9, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    I. Am. In. Love. (Not with the man, of course, but with his attire).

  29. Anonymous

    February 9, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    I love that crazy outfit and I am so hard to please that I am myself surprised!!
    Bravo to the guy!

  30. jdit

    February 9, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    Love this look. It speaks volumes about practicality, utilitarianism, casualness and comfort. The style comes from the way the clothing makes all of that come together. These hats are all the rage. I remember them when I was a kid. I have lived where the severity of the cold can result in death or very dangerous freezing. Good shots of plaid Scott, Oh Canada, Oh North-lands and so much like blankets with buttons. The only thing better might be the original Hudson's Bay coats with the colored striping or the red versions with the black stripes.

    All the right stuff – only missing a great pair of mitts or gloves.

  31. Anonymous

    February 9, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Love the New England lobster pants.

  32. Alexej

    February 9, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Who makes pants like this?Ralph Lauren?I like the idea of such a print on a pant.

  33. Barrera

    February 9, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    i love to see the entire shoe, especially if theyre boots.

  34. Mademoiselle Marie

    February 9, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    ce mec est juste genial

  35. Laurita P

    February 9, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    he's so bundled and chic, but his hands must be cold!

  36. Neysa Bové

    February 9, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    love the little icons on the pants :)

  37. Ultra Violette

    February 9, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    those boots are the greatest!!

  38. JK

    February 9, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Wow, just superb.

  39. Golden Girl Olive

    February 9, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    I love the mixing of patterns. And the shoe laces, of course.


  40. comme fraiche

    February 9, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    if he was just wearing a wool hat instead of what he has on, but otherwise I like what he's got going on, those pants show a little individuality

  41. Paulo A.

    February 9, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    What is the name of this gentleman? I follow your blog since the beginning, and have seen pictures of him several times through the years (including one with the same pants). What does he do? I seriously don't recognize him. :)


  42. LeeFX

    February 9, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    I love how his laces match the color on his jacket/coat.
    Also the pattern on the pants is neat and compliments the plaid pattern on the jacket/coat.

    The details are what matter in an outfit!

  43. Anonymous

    February 9, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    What happened to Seoul….??? why are back in Milan visiting lumberjacks??? I wanna see Seoul kids!

  44. Meghan

    February 9, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    i want to snatch his hat for myself.

  45. adambryant

    February 9, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    i remember those pants from a previous post.

    and i think they're wonderful.

  46. Sahrex

    February 9, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    so cute styling!!

  47. Vinda Sonata

    February 9, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    great shot, and his style looks like something out of a vintage novel.
    working boots, plaid coat… perfect.

  48. Bianca

    February 9, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    i adore the fact that i would probably wear this exact outfit!!

  49. [anna]

    February 9, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Haha! Those pants are SO southern. You see them on every teenager/man here in Savannah. I love how this guy let his high socks peek out from his boots. Awesome color combos.

  50. katrina kay

    February 9, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    love the consecutive male/female plaid post!

  51. GUILTLE$$ Beauty

    February 9, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Love the shoes!

  52. Anonymous

    February 10, 2011 at 12:03 am

    Pee-Wee Herman meets Bullwinkle meets the Preppy Handbook. Excellent.

  53. SOFIA

    February 10, 2011 at 12:13 am

    WOWWW!! cool look!))


    February 10, 2011 at 12:19 am

    love everything but the pattern on the pants…sometimes simple is better.

  55. Rizalenio

    February 10, 2011 at 12:19 am

    Prints on pants is a winner.

  56. Kristen

    February 10, 2011 at 12:57 am

    This whole "lumberjack" thing is an interesting movement. I'm not 100% on-board with it, but I'm interested in some elements.

    "I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay; I sleep all night and I work all day…"

    What is the pattern on his pants?

  57. Marjorie Rose

    February 10, 2011 at 1:22 am

    Wow, it's like someone told him that you can wear different patterns as long as they're in the same color family.. and he listened!

    p.s. great textures and patterns!

  58. Adam

    February 10, 2011 at 1:31 am

    Have recently become addicted to your blog…not a fashion industry guy or expert…but appreciate clothes. I like the jacket here, double breasted, the high angled pocket and the the wrist sincher above the cuff. My apologies for my lack of vocab. Sweet jacket.

  59. Roma

    February 10, 2011 at 1:50 am

    a guy who isn't afraid to mix and match prints :) yey! :)

  60. Dress

    February 10, 2011 at 2:28 am

    Great picture!

  61. The Prestige

    February 10, 2011 at 2:41 am

    I really feel the bottom half of this look. Dope with the pants tucked into the wool socks.

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  62. zeste de citron

    February 10, 2011 at 2:52 am

    great look ! very original !!

  63. Anonymous

    February 10, 2011 at 3:00 am

    the pants are maharishi – the tiny designs are embriodered dragons. ali, london.

  64. Emilie

    February 10, 2011 at 3:16 am

    I really like the pants! So cool.


  65. iPhone Cases

    February 10, 2011 at 3:54 am

    I love the style!

  66. Pentapata

    February 10, 2011 at 4:06 am

    he looks like my grandpa when he went into the garden in winter

    - sembra mio nonno quando andava nell'orto d'inevrno -


  67. PJ

    February 10, 2011 at 4:30 am

    Did he leave his workplace for a smoke in the freezing cold? This could well be his cigarette break coat.

    His shoes are great! Going further upwards, I'm less convinced. His trousers intrigue, but a double breasted, oversized plaid coat will flatter no-one.

    Certainly a great blog shot!

  68. Anonymous

    February 10, 2011 at 4:57 am

    Carlo Alberto ! Bravo. how nice to see you here.

  69. Leather Pants

    February 10, 2011 at 5:20 am

    WOW very cool, Looks very nice…

  70. Raquel Barbosa

    February 10, 2011 at 5:47 am

  71. jimjims

    February 10, 2011 at 6:01 am

    This dude looks so comfy!

    Well done…!


    February 10, 2011 at 6:11 am

    Great mismatch with the palette uniting what otherwise could easily have been a mess. It's so unpretentiously cool – I love it!

  73. Lady OGA

    February 10, 2011 at 6:11 am

    How cute pants!!<333

  74. Anonymous

    February 10, 2011 at 6:53 am

    Yes, just yes.

  75. Anonymous

    February 10, 2011 at 8:00 am

    which shoes are these?

  76. Boyun

    February 10, 2011 at 8:33 am

    check pattern coat, little yellow pattern pants and furry hat with a cool walker… i think he's good at matching several things and get their own mood!!

  77. Raquel

    February 10, 2011 at 9:12 am

    he looks so comfy! love this.

  78. E...

    February 10, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Amazing pattern and pants, cool!

  79. Anonymous

    February 10, 2011 at 9:41 am

    Plaid Femme……….. very cool.

    Plaid Homme……….. uber Geek!

  80. Gianni3000

    February 10, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Scott, you've shot the same guy with the same trousers before!

    Full disclosure: I have the same trousers. Ralph Lauren Rugby.

  81. I love the hat…earflaps, fake fur (??) and all. I wish I had one to wear now that it's sub-zero here in Chicago.

  82. Anonymous

    February 10, 2011 at 10:35 am

    Love it :D.

  83. Anonymous

    February 10, 2011 at 10:39 am

    I like the guy's big coat. You cannot fit layers under a skinny coat. Skinny coat trying-to-hard-to-be cool people will be the first ones bitching about how cold it is. This guy has the time and leisure with his warmth to comfortably enjoy his cigarette. His plaid is very visible to traffic–this man is the epitome of walking safety and comfort

  84. Wakar

    February 10, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Love how the band on the coat sleeves is echoed by the boot laces wrapping around the back of the boots. It just (pardon the pun) ties the whole outfit together.

    It great. :)

  85. yeahohhh

    February 10, 2011 at 11:37 am

    omg. yours is one of the best blog ever.

  86. Anonymous

    February 10, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    The wool socks are a perfect transition from the awesome pants to the shoes

  87. Anonymous

    February 10, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    The red laces! your drawn to them…..

  88. MSlattery

    February 10, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Dragons and lobsters and sailor pants, oh my!
    I thought it was swans a-swimming on those pants!

  89. Kathleen

    February 10, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Okay, where was I when this lumber jack thing happened? As always Scott, you are right. On this Plaid Homme, its all gone wrong. If he were here in NWA in three feet of snow digging out then absolutely, but this outfit is WAY over the top for street wear. I'm seeing a mix of the late 70's to early 80's thrown in with the combat boots we all wore in the 90's. Ugh, this is sort of nuts!

  90. Maryanne

    February 10, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    kind of a comfortable, just running on erands type of look.
    hat looks really ready to take on the cold.
    the bits of red & yellow cheer up a grey day.

    if it weren't for the cobblestone sidewalk it could look like manhattan.

  91. SCW

    February 10, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    absolutely LOVING those pants

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  92. Cecille

    February 10, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    he's cute

  93. Anonymous

    February 10, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    this is excellent! love everything about this look. perfect!

  94. moonoversun

    February 10, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    I was just watched fashion tv interviewing this man, outside Salvatore Ferragamo Milan!

  95. toemail

    February 10, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    He looks warm, practical and vague.

  96. Anonymous

    February 10, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Wow, how cold is it anyway in Milan?…poor dude looks like he needs every bit of that clothing to keep warm! Those boots seem to be in a lot of your photos lately. Can't say I've seen much of them where I live, but wish I did. They are rugged and manly.

  97. Raphael Potts

    February 10, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    THOSE PANTS ARE SICK!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my god i need them right now

  98. Sara Felice

    February 11, 2011 at 2:56 am

    I just read "Nine Mile Bridge," an autobiography by a French/English teacher on the Maine/Canada border in the 1940's, and after reading that, I can perfectly understand the longevity and cool of this look. In the now, it's artistic yet badass at once, the same way some hip-hop looks are, that arise from necessity. The way this utilitarian look becomes fashionable is still a bit beyond the reach of my words, but I get it, and others who read this blog would know how to articulate it. Help?

  99. Zykamore

    February 11, 2011 at 7:32 am

    Not really buying the mix, the pants and coat alone are great but the mix makes it feel a bit "too much", a bit to costumey. I also think the pants tuck should stay where it belongs, on high school kids.

  100. louise

    February 11, 2011 at 10:11 am

    Candidate for a new blog/category: Woman Repeller!

  101. Anonymous

    February 11, 2011 at 10:35 am

    This is definitely a "look". Reminds me of the old I Love Lucy episode when Ricky buys the girls "Paris Fashions" consisting of a burlap sack and buckets for hats as a joke, and the girls are "oohing and aahing" just because it came from Paris. Next day they see the same outfits on the designer's models walking down the street. Guess we'll see this look on the runway next!

  102. Anonymous

    February 11, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Love the look but he needs a frozen lake and an ice cutting saw to complete it.

  103. A

    February 11, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Haha. I love the Wisconsin comment at the beginning and the I Love Lucy comment a few above…I find this look endearing and comical! The lumberjack is definitely in. Is this too much of a good thing? Or has this gentleman been dressing this way for years so it's OK? Regardless, Great shot! Made my afternoon :)

  104. Anonymous

    February 11, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    cool Etro pants

  105. Chris Jay

    February 11, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    I don't know which one I love more, the pants or the coat!

  106. Anonymous

    February 12, 2011 at 11:49 am

    This soooo reminds me of Milan in winter.Love the shot.Cant wait to get back there.

  107. Michael

    February 12, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    This outfit is like a Jackson Pollack painting. You either think it's genius or you just don't get it. In this case, I fall into the "don't get it" camp. That said, props to the guy for pushing boundaries.

  108. plusG Fashion Blog

    February 12, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    didn't love too much but still in style XD

  109. Naftali Stern

    February 12, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    There is some interesting layering ideas to this outfit but it is what seems to be a ship motif on his pants that does it for me.

  110. Pedja Bajagic

    February 15, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Hogan shoes, nice.

  111. Anonymous

    February 17, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    An aging Holden Caufield

  112. MyGirlFlorence

    February 18, 2011 at 12:47 am

    <3 shoe laces

  113. Sophistafunk

    February 22, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    This man looks like he could care less about fashion yet somehow looks incredibly put together.


  114. Gabriella

    February 23, 2011 at 11:46 am

    sooo canadian style

  115. Anonymous

    March 24, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    ahh i need those boots!


    November 2, 2011 at 9:59 am

    I love the patterns in the coat and the fur hat.

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