Friday, July 2, 2010

On the Street… Pocket Square & Tee Shirt, Florence

I really love the overall feel of this look, but the element that really caught my eye was the idea of a pocket square worn with a tee shirt.

On paper I would say it never works, but when you see it done like this it’s quite reasonable.


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  1. Lee Oliveira

    July 2, 2010 at 9:25 am

    Love his look Scott..
    I want his sunglasses!

  2. Light Stealer

    July 2, 2010 at 9:25 am

    Loving this look. Aren't Italian men the best? ;P
    Seriously, pretty charming :)

  3. Rita

    July 2, 2010 at 9:25 am

    amazing! my favourite combination of colours. grey, beige and white. a really relaxed look.

  4. Anonymous

    July 2, 2010 at 9:26 am

    I loved the style!

  5. Lady Blue

    July 2, 2010 at 9:30 am

    fantastic! I love it.
    I'd like to ask you a question because it has so much experience in this fashion.
    Is it possible for someone with curves to become known for its style and is also necessary to have a perfect body?
    Thank you very much for your blog, I'm a big fan.

  6. Anonymous

    July 2, 2010 at 9:34 am

    That is a very handsome look. What kind of bracelets are those? That seems to be the surprise in the look.

  7. Jennie Nhi Nguyen

    July 2, 2010 at 9:34 am

  8. Jason laucht

    July 2, 2010 at 9:35 am

    he is hot! but i just cant wear such things in this really hot overkill weather!

    oohh papi!

  9. Judith Ross

    July 2, 2010 at 9:36 am

    Hmmf. I guess those Italian men can pull off just about anything! He looks great.

  10. Elena

    July 2, 2010 at 9:41 am

    just for this we could leave Paris for Italy!

  11. ODD imagination

    July 2, 2010 at 9:42 am

    I can totally dig this one! Clean and fresh and handsome too. This is a sophisticated yet casual look that lends itself perfectly for summer.

  12. Yeah! Street Style

    July 2, 2010 at 9:42 am

    I really love this combinations of a basic item, like the tee, and a fancy one, like the blazer.


  13. The Baker

    July 2, 2010 at 9:52 am

    This works great on him! The one thing I would have to say is this would never look good with poor quality pieces-everything has to be top quality to really make it shine.

  14. The Photodiarist

    July 2, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Very clean, pared down, elegant but yet relaxed and comfortable.

  15. Anonymous

    July 2, 2010 at 9:55 am

    The perfect summer attire. He's not too shabby either.

  16. Valeria

    July 2, 2010 at 10:03 am

    And it works perfectly!! very classy-fresh summer look

  17. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    July 2, 2010 at 10:03 am

    I use this look sans the pocket square simply because of the weather. I would say that it works, but not sure I would try it. I like that he is wearing it with a cotton jacket, which is also very casual. Jorge from WPB

  18. paristempslibre

    July 2, 2010 at 10:03 am

    i love the jacket and the colors!!!
    this makes him look so young!

  19. The Original Swedish Blonde!

    July 2, 2010 at 10:09 am

    I like the whole look especially the bracelets. Trying to magnify them…"lol"

  20. Klever Girl

    July 2, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Oh, this most definitely works! On a color scale, it's fun to see how these tones are so distant from each other, yet meeting in a happy center.

  21. Soren Lorensen

    July 2, 2010 at 10:17 am

    it really does work

  22. Alice Olive

    July 2, 2010 at 10:19 am

    I love the clean colours. Minimal. Fresh and Summery. Lovely.

  23. SabinePsynopsis

    July 2, 2010 at 10:20 am

    So cool, and (I see) a bit of Mr Goldblum in him…

  24. marie claire

    July 2, 2010 at 10:23 am

    simply wonderful!

  25. Alicja

    July 2, 2010 at 10:25 am

    Wonderful look! Nice colour combination makes his outfit great for summer time, and individual accessories complete the look. I like it a lot :)

  26. joeward

    July 2, 2010 at 10:30 am

    he knows how to WERQ the look. :]

  27. Anonymous

    July 2, 2010 at 10:41 am

    fabulous… but what is her wearing on his feet?

  28. Bojan

    July 2, 2010 at 10:56 am

  29. Bell

    July 2, 2010 at 11:17 am

    very chic, simple and elegant.

  30. Anonymous

    July 2, 2010 at 11:17 am

    There is nothing more handsome than a man in aviators.


    July 2, 2010 at 11:42 am

    I like the gray tee color combined with the tan of the jacket.

  32. KristiMcMurry

    July 2, 2010 at 11:48 am

    seems like all the men you find have outstanding facial hair…I mean, in my opinion. I guess scruff isn't for everyone.

  33. Anonymous

    July 2, 2010 at 11:56 am

    I agree with everyone, great look. My question is about the material of the pants? I think what pulls this off is the slim, lean cut of everything on a lean, undoubtedly somewhat tall man. Good materials of course don't hurt.

  34. Círculo Yarns - Brazil

    July 2, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    I enjoyed the classy handkerchief on the pocket… specailly the square folding.

  35. Anonymous

    July 2, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    I love how the pocket square echoes the colour in the tee. Sort of ties the colours together. The whole thing looks really graceful on him.

  36. Krisztina

    July 2, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    I love these bright colors. The buttons form comes back on the pattern of the pocket square. I think the idea works.

  37. Francesca

    July 2, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    ya i LOVE THAT YOU COMMENT ON YOUR PICTURES NOWW!!! yes i love this look. i love how the scarf matches the shirt and the white pants give it such a crisp look

    F <– Texas gal bloggin fashion from NYC!


  38. carole

    July 2, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Just gorgeous…and I love the bracelets!

  39. Ninjagaiden78

    July 2, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    That grey T-shirt, pocket square, and tan jacket is killing it!
    Dope stuff.

  40. Anonymous

    July 2, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    46664 Nelson Mandela charity bangle… Viva South Africa Viva! This man has soul

  41. Anonymous

    July 2, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    what a look! effortless and refreshing!

  42. The Red Umbrella

    July 2, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    He looks dashing!

  43. John Wesley

    July 2, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Why wouldn't a pocket square work?

    There is nothing inherently formal/casual about one. They are stylistically neutral, but pack a huge visual wallop!

    Without, this outfit would look unfinished, and lose 80% of its pzazz.

    There is almost no excuse for NOT wearing a handkerchief or pocket square!!!
    This applies to suits, blazers, sportcoats alike.

    –John Wesley

    • Nikolai

      July 17, 2014 at 9:18 pm

      Agree 100%

  44. amy

    July 2, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Pure fabulosity.

  45. J.Ro

    July 2, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Now this look is me. Sartorialist, how does one concoct the perfect 'I'm eclectic' bracelet ensemble like his? I want to do it, but I feel like I'll choose wrong and look goofy.

  46. Anonymous

    July 2, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    Great color pallet. I came up with a similar one on my own last summer, but do it with more casual clothes.

  47. davidsl

    July 2, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    pocket square is fine with this look. it's all the stuff around his wrists that takes the whole look down a notch.

  48. renaud roubaudi

    July 2, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    He look's like me !

  49. Lau Sheow Tong (刘绍忠)

    July 2, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    This muted pastel colour scheme works well for this season!

  50. Jennifer - Stylish Clin d'Oeil

    July 2, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    so fresh, so cool! style très épuré, et très smart! Love it!!

  51. Uriel Marroquin

    July 2, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    I'm agree with you

  52. LoliTa

    July 2, 2010 at 1:36 pm


  53. Anonymous

    July 2, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Florence Vice? Sonny is calling, he wants his look back.

  54. TheCornerOME

    July 2, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    And what about his bracelets? Doesn't he has something what reminds a flower?! looks so nice!

  55. Anonymous

    July 2, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    i dont get why a pocket square wouldnt work with a t shirt. sport coats, even double breasted coats, work with t shirts.

    the best thing about this look is the contrast between the beges of his outfit and the tan on his skin.

  56. prettykittypublishing

    July 2, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Who is he? :)

  57. Lisa

    July 2, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    so relaxed, so sophisticated, so in love w/Italian men!

  58. Sara

    July 2, 2010 at 2:26 pm


  59. Gaby

    July 2, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    gorgeous outfit!

  60. Juan Manuel Trejo Sánchez

    July 2, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Simply great!

  61. Andre Gorr

    July 2, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    GREAT SHOT! and dapper guy!
    thanks for sharing!

  62. Namina Kamara

    July 2, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    amazing i just love it :)

  63. brightlightsbigcity

    July 2, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    the color palate is so calming. his bracelets are amazing and unique-reminds me of the ones i used to make for my friends at camp.

  64. Miiicha

    July 2, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Fresh look, I like it!

  65. Anonymous

    July 2, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Stunning! Love the soft tones and salt and pepper hair! xo

  66. Johanna Urban

    July 2, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Love this style on men!

    Johanna, Sweden

  67. ProstoTak

    July 2, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    No doubt in my mind… this qualifies as totally rad. I'll have to take a page from his book and try this one out myself.

  68. J. Fonte

    July 2, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    what really pulls it all together with his muted grays? the wisps of grays in his hair!!!! beautiful photo.

  69. 46664Bangle

    July 2, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    Excited and delighted to see this elegant dresser wearing the official 46664 Bangle on his wrist! Yes, this man is gorgeous, has style, AND he cares about making a difference. Thank you for your support!

  70. mi

    July 2, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    I really like his wrist wear.

  71. HW90

    July 2, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Perfect. Perfect colors, perfect for the season and perfect accessories. I like a look that seems like maybe the person took an extra 5 minutes of thought, not an extra 45.

  72. ksennish

    July 2, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    I think what makes the pocket square work so well is the relaxed pattern. The first thing that caught my eye though was the bracelets. The bracelets are incredibly eclectic, but look great together with the rest of the outfit.

  73. cee

    July 2, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    i totally agree!
    It really works out; I especially like the colour complements all together.

  74. kukla

    July 2, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    In Europe there really only two kinds of men, the Italians and those who want to be Italian. :)

  75. katkas

    July 2, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    love! he looks like a cool guy

  76. André

    July 2, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    That´s class!

  77. Renz

    July 2, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    So suave. Perfect Italian style.

  78. Liz S

    July 2, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    So cool, calm and casually elegant. The light in your photo is divine.

  79. P is Lunabo

    July 2, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    This is a great look! Puts the class in casual.

  80. Semi Expat

    July 2, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    Mmmm – delicious…. very hot – he looks amazing – laid back and with style.

  81. Anonymous

    July 3, 2010 at 12:30 am

    Is it just me or does this guy look exactly like George Clooney

  82. P.M.

    July 3, 2010 at 12:49 am

    Such italian perfection, love it. He makes it look so effortless, especially with those bracelets he's wearing. Really cool summer look.


  83. ComputerBackpack

    July 3, 2010 at 1:56 am

    wow. he looks hot! good look.

  84. Cullen Alex Mo

    July 3, 2010 at 2:31 am

    I feel like this look is perfectly put together except for the unnecessary bracelets around his wrist. They seem way too fussy for the simplicity of the overall look.

  85. kara lynn

    July 3, 2010 at 2:43 am

    this is fantastic. i would never have thought of it myself. classic.

  86. MELISSA Z.

    July 3, 2010 at 3:28 am

    Love this combo of colors, so chic!

  87. justine a.

    July 3, 2010 at 3:37 am

    it's because the guy's got swagger. – nice colour combination too, it's unexpectedly simple and nice, without being boring – the grey t-shirt does it all, any other colour wouldn't be as chic.

  88. Stela James

    July 3, 2010 at 5:42 am

    its nice and interesting.

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  89. F3

    July 3, 2010 at 8:32 am

    I love it – I wish the men in toronto can pull this off w/o looking like trash

    Kate for f3

  90. Anonymous

    July 3, 2010 at 9:20 am

    I also agree with you. Lovely fit. Lovely pallette.

    But SHAVE heaven's sake! His beard makes him look dirty.

  91. Men's Fashion 101

    July 3, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Love the jacket.

  92. Tere

    July 3, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    wow! amazing men!
    I love her style and he is very handsome :P
    kisses from

  93. La Petite Anglaise

    July 3, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    This outfit is beautifully and thoughtfully put together, well-made, elegant clothes, lovely colour palette etc but what makes it for me is this guys attitude. He seems so relaxed, nonchalant and confident in what he is wearing. If more men, no scrap that, more people could wear there clothes in such a sure-of-themselves way then no one would have a problem being stylish. It is so true that no matter how chic or how trashy ones clothes are, true style is an innate thing that some people possess and some people just don't.

    Your blog is so interesting and intelligently written, I am a huge fan. X

  94. dodz

    July 3, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    i really love this look so rich man i like that.

  95. Louis Duke

    July 3, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    interesting touch with the bracelets, no?

  96. Cloud of Secrets

    July 3, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    What caught my eye first was the little leather(?) flower bracelet. Seems oddly girlish, unless I'm missing something here, but it is a brave move for texture and richer browns.

    I have no problem with a pocket square and T-shirt. Would like to see it done more, as long as it's with confidence! If your jacket suits a tee, then a pocket square can suit them both.

  97. Global Girl

    July 3, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    So this is what relaxed fabulous looks like!

  98. Anonymous

    July 3, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Need a how-to here.

    White pants are the rage right now, including white jeans.

    But how to wear them without revealing your briefs or more? Thre's always that contrast between flesh and white.

  99. agnes szucs

    July 3, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    I think the little circles and the collection of all kinds of bracelets, especially the little flower, make it casual enough to be worn with a tee.
    Gotta go to Firenze!

  100. Anonymous

    July 3, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    Perfect outfit for a yacht or summer city engagement. I myself would make it a little more edgy with urban style t-shirt under the blazer and vintage jeans with loafers. I love Urban Tees. This look is still official nonetheless. Keep them coming.

  101. sanmiguelense

    July 3, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    It is all about the bracelets. The flower looks like it could be silver from Taxco. Vintage.
    However, i always judge a man by his shoes. I bet he's wearing some really good brogues without socks or some faded espadrilles.

  102. sara

    July 3, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    A Jacket makes everything look sexy.


  103. Idia'Dega

    July 3, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Tonal, texture and the elegant attitude. Perfect.

  104. Anonymous

    July 3, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    I check in about once a week here and I love that there is so many new images that inspire me for summer. Its going to be a good one!!!

  105. Anonymous

    July 3, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    To Anonymous who asked for
    "Need a how-to here".

    White pants are the rage right now, including white jeans.

    But how to wear them without revealing your briefs or more? Thre's always that contrast between flesh and white.

    I do wear a lot of white, different fit pants,(work permits), but, to avoid brief lines and visible extra layer of fabric underneath, i do wear cod piece or male G-string in light gray – it works better – white sometimes gives more contrast look, in fine jersey, and this works well in hot weather above 27C, and helps to avoid embarassment going "commando", when you wear tight low cut jeans… – you always are in great shape, and look sharp…
    Hope it helps

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    July 4, 2010 at 12:16 am

    Such an inspiration for classic menswear!
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  107. kelli

    July 4, 2010 at 12:24 am

    Perfection! Love this look.

  108. Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl

    July 4, 2010 at 5:51 am

    Ah I was just about to say! When one thinks of a pokcet square and a t-shirt it all seems kidn of wrong, yet this gentleman looks perfect and teh whole idea of this pocket square looks like the most natural thing. Must be the color scheme and fabric coordination. Bravo!


    July 4, 2010 at 6:26 am

    love this look…great class

  110. woman of a certain age

    July 4, 2010 at 9:01 am

    Miami Vice Italian style.Very cool.

  111. Sognatrice

    July 4, 2010 at 10:39 am

    great simplicity! and those colors:) Florence<3!!!

    The (im)Perfect Harmony

  112. HJ_supia

    July 4, 2010 at 10:52 am

    Great look at the gentleman!!

  113. HJ_supia

    July 4, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Great look at the gentleman!!

  114. xtreme NO

    July 4, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Reallllly great look at the gentleman!!!

  115. Anonymous

    July 4, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    great mix of colours

  116. Archibald

    July 4, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    …In other words, don't ever discard a type of ensamble by judging it, on paper.

  117. E...

    July 4, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    This man look so simply but the realy is that he is so sofisticated…

  118. katyE

    July 4, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    This look and man is gorgeous! I worked in a high end men´s clothing store here in Norway for 12 years, and there is nothing like men in good clothes. I love the leather flower bracelet! I am imagining that it belongs to his beautiful Italian wife that had it holding her hair -but took it out for him and gave it to him to "hold".

  119. Mo

    July 4, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    nicely done. simple and chic

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    July 4, 2010 at 6:11 pm


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  121. Anonymous

    July 4, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    Pure and simple.

  122. Anonymous

    July 4, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    all is lovely except the T-shirt needs to have more contrast to the jacket.

  123. garbagelapsap

    July 5, 2010 at 12:22 am

    oh wow , he look so stylish !

  124. proletarian Great Gatsby

    July 5, 2010 at 4:03 am

    You're right.The reality is more perfect(and imaginary)than theory.

  125. IrregularBlond

    July 5, 2010 at 4:35 am

    I don't know how old is he but looks young and experienced sametime. Very elegant!

  126. Román Iglesias

    July 5, 2010 at 5:52 am

    Love clair look but I bet for blacj this summer

  127. Cari Hislop

    July 5, 2010 at 6:42 am

    Totally perfect semi-casual wear! I love that pocket handkerchief, but also those bracelets…I don't normally think men should wear more than a watch on their wrist, but this guy has carried it off, but I suspect he could walk down the street in menswear from the late 17th century all beribboned silk finery and look the epitome of masculinity.

  128. Joanna Roman

    July 5, 2010 at 6:42 am

    The MAN looks great, and I do really admire and respect the balance he keeps between masculinity and feminity of particular elements of his outfit: the braclet with flower'y element, the delicate colours of T-shirt, jacket, trousers and almost feminine pattern of pocket – square. All these with his beard, male- face still stays in frame. Chapeu bas!

  129. Sootjeelina

    July 5, 2010 at 7:00 am

    I love his look, the colour of his jacket is just wonderfull

    xoxo Sootjeelina <3

  130. Anonymous

    July 5, 2010 at 10:31 am

    this outfit is very cool and chic, but it's the 46664 bracelet that tells us that he is a seriously classy gentleman. 46664 was mandela's jail cell number on robben island. big ups to south africa!

  131. Anonymous

    July 5, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    he's dangerously close to being on Miami Vice…

  132. Anonymous

    July 5, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    I want him to get a haircut, a long-ish buzz cut would make him look HOT, right now it looks like he is fighting "age" by wearing it grown-out, and it's not working

  133. Anonymous

    July 6, 2010 at 1:56 am

    This is a great look, he successfully pulls off the tee.
    I also love how the pattern on his pocket square almost mimics the colour and design of the buttons on his jacket sleeves. Little things like that put a smile on my face.

  134. Anonymous

    July 6, 2010 at 4:37 am

    This parisian he's so italian

  135. lisa

    July 6, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    vintage Ascher scarves screen printed in London in the 70's make the coolest pocket square

  136. jeremy

    July 7, 2010 at 8:34 am

    The sunglasses and accessories are great too.

  137. Megan

    July 7, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    I agree about the pocket square, but what caught my eye the most was the gray color. I would never have paired cream, white and gray together, but somehow this look proves me wrong. What a sophisticated combination.

  138. Kathleen

    July 8, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    I just love how Italian men wear the very cool and sexy accessories. His outfit is sublime and is hair, beard and sunglasses perfect. He is perfect! So cool and unfettered.

  139. Christina

    July 8, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    I love this guy. He totally pulls it off. My hubby would scoff if I told him to wear a pocket square in a jacket over a t-shirt, but it really looks great.

  140. Anonymous

    July 13, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Just an amazing look! So fresh, stylish and cool. Love italian man!

  141. ~chetna~

    July 15, 2010 at 8:22 am

    oh yes..
    the pocket square..the jacket..tee / white pants or jeans or whatever they are..collection of silver & other stuff at his wrist..

  142. Jackie

    July 16, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Wow! Everything about this man is appealing. I would SO love to have drinks and cigarettes with him – and I don't even smoke! :)

  143. Anonymous

    July 18, 2010 at 9:12 am

    i like it very much very stunning

  144. MissPurple

    July 26, 2010 at 6:33 am

    Absolutely perfect…!!!

  145. Oprah Winfrey

    September 13, 2010 at 1:40 am

    These are so appealing for a man. There are many more styles though that are attractive.

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    November 9, 2010 at 4:36 am

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  147. Lasso tool photoshop

    September 9, 2011 at 12:52 am

    That’s true you should make it for all ages also. Thanks

  148. julian

    October 14, 2012 at 8:07 am

    I love it !!

    and yes, a pocket square is a great idea and could be a great look with a t-shirt………..just not that pocket square !……it looks like the top of a leaflet or a ticket to a football match sticking out of his pocket………..a plain white/off white pocket square wouldve worked better in my opinion

    still, overall its a beautiful look that makes me want to move to warmer climes

  149. begoña

    December 4, 2012 at 6:12 am

    que guapo, dios míos!!!!

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    December 5, 2013 at 5:26 pm

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