Tuesday, June 23, 2009

On the Street……Simone at Sunset, Florence


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  1. Brigadeiro

    June 23, 2009 at 8:14 am

    LOVE that tie!

  2. James

    June 23, 2009 at 8:25 am


  3. James

    June 23, 2009 at 8:28 am

    Or rather, perfection.

  4. Emilie

    June 23, 2009 at 8:31 am

    I love the muted palette coupled with the strong stripe.

  5. whyioughtta

    June 23, 2009 at 8:31 am

    WOW. On every level.

  6. Guernican

    June 23, 2009 at 8:32 am

    Is it acceptable for the tie to be hanging that low if you're going for the soft linen-y deconstructed look?

    Great 'tache…

  7. Anonymous

    June 23, 2009 at 8:39 am

    I am charmed with Simon's style, the air that is given smoking cigars. The tie of stripes

  8. principe di montenevoso

    June 23, 2009 at 8:45 am

    molto casual-elegante!! mi piace parecchio!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Anonymous

    June 23, 2009 at 8:48 am

    How self assured does a man have to be before he can wear the narrow end of his tie longer than the wide end?

  10. JFK Jean

    June 23, 2009 at 8:52 am

    Nice Scott! You got a guy in a chino suit and knit tie as well? I'll post mine in 48 hours to keep it on an even keel. Love the scenery too. Seems as if the day was beginning to end very shortly.

  11. Stratos Bacalis

    June 23, 2009 at 8:53 am

    The tie cheapens the outfit – plus linen combined with this type of knit, looks odd. On a woollen winter suit it would look better, but still knit ties are a no-no. We live in 2009 after all.

  12. Bruce

    June 23, 2009 at 8:55 am

    mostly just a very nice, almost startlingly eye-catching photo … no mere snapshot here … I like the way you're filling the frame more with the image, here and with the lady's picture just below … and there's also a close-in, surrealistic quality in your deep close-up that's at once scary and thrilling… are you using a new camera, too?? Of course the guy's macho sexy chic, but, firstly, I was taken aback by the knit tie in summer worn together with a linen suit; also I think he needs a third color … His haircut, however, is just fantastic!!

  13. J. Rouge

    June 23, 2009 at 8:56 am

    Your work is amazing. It inspires me.
    And shows that everyone has a peculiarity.

  14. eHaberdasher

    June 23, 2009 at 8:58 am

    Everything but the length of the tie looks fantastic. Linen is a great way to beat the Summer heat with style!


  15. Helen of Joy

    June 23, 2009 at 8:59 am

    Very very classic!The man and the clothes are at a timeless portrait perfect snapshot!

  16. ricola

    June 23, 2009 at 9:02 am


  17. justbecausefashion

    June 23, 2009 at 9:04 am

    this shoot is cool, love the colours, the attitude,..wow!!

    xxx G&L

  18. CW

    June 23, 2009 at 9:12 am



  19. Maria

    June 23, 2009 at 9:12 am

    Love it.

  20. Dollzz

    June 23, 2009 at 9:15 am

    Awesome shoes!!!

  21. Anonymous

    June 23, 2009 at 9:15 am

    That's a really great picture and a cool man! The only thing that I kind of dislike is the shadow (your maybe?) that hits his legs…

  22. indigo warrior

    June 23, 2009 at 9:15 am

    A knitted tie! Extra points Mr Sartorialist!

  23. Simone

    June 23, 2009 at 9:17 am

    wow..I almost didn't see the knit tie so distracted by the elegance of this image..love the mood

  24. Martina

    June 23, 2009 at 9:21 am

    good shoot

  25. Anonymous

    June 23, 2009 at 9:27 am


  26. -h

    June 23, 2009 at 9:29 am


  27. Marion

    June 23, 2009 at 9:30 am


  28. John Rowbie

    June 23, 2009 at 9:31 am

    I met Simone on my last visit to Florence. He is a wonderful character and always beautifully dressed. I think his shop is called 'Andrews Ties' and is always full of beautifully crafted Italina clothes. When I mentioned to him that I'd seen him photographed, he was quite bashful. He is very welcoming and I'd encourage all fans of this blog who enjoy the the Italian cut and cloth to visit his shop. If you visit on the weekend you may also be served by his brother, a larger than life Lawyer, who is also great value.

  29. Anonymous

    June 23, 2009 at 9:36 am

    cool tie, i've never seen anyone in knit tie…nice.

  30. May Kasahara

    June 23, 2009 at 9:55 am

    I love this shot * * *
    the contrasts and length are gorgeous.

  31. Mona

    June 23, 2009 at 10:17 am

    Nice tie!

  32. SMII

    June 23, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Hey Scott,

    while in firenze, would it be possible to feature Gianni Seminara of Sartoria Seminara on your site? I hear he is a great tailor.

    Love your blog btw.

  33. Just me

    June 23, 2009 at 10:22 am

    Oh!! nice!

  34. Nic

    June 23, 2009 at 10:30 am

    Quite apart from the wonderful clothes and the very charismatic Simone, it's a stunning photo!

  35. Anonymous

    June 23, 2009 at 10:30 am

    Got the same tie from my father's collection

    I just love it………and love the Sartorealist of course

    I keep some photos in my computer ( if u don't mind Mr Scott ) it inspires me a lot.

    Thank you very much for your beautiful hard working.


  36. preppygoesrock

    June 23, 2009 at 10:35 am

    i love the linen suit… its so summery to me

    check out my blog:

  37. Soren Lorensen

    June 23, 2009 at 10:38 am

    oh YUM

  38. nanzilla

    June 23, 2009 at 10:39 am

    Love the colors working in this photo. This is a beautiful time of day, one of my favorites and that tie rocks. I want to meet Simone for coffee and conversation.

  39. loveroffashion

    June 23, 2009 at 10:43 am

    so incredibly dapper!

  40. Barbara

    June 23, 2009 at 10:52 am

    looks like something out of a magazine.

  41. Anonymous

    June 23, 2009 at 11:01 am

    Oh, these men's clothes rules you all cite, they are so boring! Do you go around issuing infringements and are you as stylish as this man? He looks fantastic. His tie is tied as casually as a scarf, perfect with a crumple-pending linen suit on a hot day. The shirt and the suit are a perfect warm-cool mix and the red stripe of the tie is just enough punch. Bravo. Love it. Get thee all to his shop.

  42. The Khaki Crusader

    June 23, 2009 at 11:08 am


  43. Hanna Persson

    June 23, 2009 at 11:09 am

    amazing light in this photo!

  44. keli *

    June 23, 2009 at 11:13 am

    what a great suit.

  45. PEPPER!!!!!

    June 23, 2009 at 11:36 am

    THHIS MAN EXUDESSSSSSS SWAGG!! Delicious….mmhhhphhhh!!

  46. style crusader

    June 23, 2009 at 11:41 am

    Love the tie against the suit color

  47. Kris Arruda

    June 23, 2009 at 11:47 am

    Somebody warn Tony Stark. Obediah is alive!!!

  48. Kimmi

    June 23, 2009 at 11:54 am

    its more the capture of a mood than clothing, excellent!

  49. Okate

    June 23, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    Very male, very sexy. I like the vunerability of the missing cuff button. You planned that into the shot, right?

  50. itchy

    June 23, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    the colors are amazing

  51. s_d

    June 23, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    i love that tie!

  52. Anonymous

    June 23, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Classy and sexy. What a great shot.

  53. John Rowbie

    June 23, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    Sorry, my aplogies, Simone's shop is called 'Tie your Tie' and not 'Andrews Ties' per my previous email. Aplogies Simone if you are reading this.

  54. Philip

    June 23, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    That is completely perfect.

  55. Lindalov

    June 23, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    Love the tie, love the esxpression, love the sigar, love the light (the sunset).

    Love Simone!


    Bye Sart!

  56. Anonymous

    June 23, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    Love the drape of this suit, the trousers, and the functional buttons on the jacket cuffs.

  57. Toddy

    June 23, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    makes me want to shave my head.

  58. Dila's Favorites

    June 23, 2009 at 12:55 pm

  59. Laurence John

    June 23, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    knit ties are great.

  60. amin

    June 23, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    This picture is smouldering , I'm inspired!

  61. eHaberdasher.com

    June 23, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Is he wearing clip-on suspenders?!?

    http://www.eHaberdasher.com (but you won't find any clip-ons sold here!)

  62. Yoli

    June 23, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    He looks right out of a Russian novel. I AM IN LOVE!

  63. Grenadier

    June 23, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    The light. The light. I want to bathe in that light.

  64. Anonymous

    June 23, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    most incredible shot! perfect balance between photography, fashion and style

  65. Mila

    June 23, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    He is such a stylish man!LOVE IT!Hey and keep up with an amazing blog!

  66. greendress

    June 23, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    that tie is so unexpected yet happens to be the most wonderful thing in this perfect ensemble.

  67. Javi C.

    June 23, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    I am charmed with Scott this photo, this one is the style that I would like to see in the blog.
    I am charmed with Simon's tie and well that it(he,she) combines with the suit. What looks like to me more cool is the cigar.

  68. DEV.

    June 23, 2009 at 3:23 pm


  69. Nemerae

    June 23, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    I love the style of Florence men, when I went to Pitti it was like WOW all the time..!

  70. luxygoods

    June 23, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    love the beard..


  71. Anonymous

    June 23, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    breaks my heart. this man breaks my heart.


  72. JP

    June 23, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    very moody and elegant

  73. jewlee628

    June 23, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    This man looks heavenly. Masculine and dressed to perfection :)

  74. Yoli

    June 23, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    I had to come back and take another look at him…wow…just wow.

  75. Maria Confer

    June 23, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    The linen suit and knit tie are just perfect.

  76. Kia

    June 23, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    honestly. This man is beyond rugged sexy.

  77. downunderboy

    June 23, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    Oh Yeah, Baby! All Time.

  78. The Lisbon Tailor

    June 23, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    oh my goodness..
    oh my goodness…

    it´s (so) "my thing"..

  79. Carissa

    June 23, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    a man with a cigar can not fail

  80. Anthea

    June 23, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    Simply fabulous!

  81. Anonymous

    June 23, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    I have been lonely too long.
    –The Librarian who wears four inch heels.

  82. Anonymous

    June 23, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    OMG…*speechless* Simone, you're the man!

  83. Bombshell Kitten

    June 23, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    Fabulous! Love the depth of field in this shot. Now all he needs is a good Chanel watch, ha.

  84. Anna

    June 23, 2009 at 10:48 pm


    so warm and relaxed. he kind of reminds me of josh brolin… the epitome of maledom. he looks so professional but so laid-back. this makes me want to drink honey tea…

  85. Jack Daniel

    June 23, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    How cool and original is that tie?!

  86. jamesxalife

    June 23, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    nooooooooooooooooo…. i had a similar tie to this that was givenchy and i LOST it arghghhhh
    i absloutely adore all knits

  87. Anonymous

    June 23, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    really love the linen and the moustache!!

  88. Anonymous

    June 24, 2009 at 12:13 am

    My dad and I wore square-end knit ties long before it was cool.

  89. Anonymous

    June 24, 2009 at 2:41 am

    I like the overall elegant look of the gentleman here, but I'm really not feeling the love for his tie… A little "sprezzatura" is one thing, but wearing the thin end of the tie longer than the wide end takes it a bit too far IMHO.

  90. Anonymous

    June 24, 2009 at 3:57 am

    That's it. khaki suit, my favorite. ineida

  91. Maliha

    June 24, 2009 at 4:57 am

    I love the relaxed formalish look he's got going on with that tie.

  92. Anonymous

    June 24, 2009 at 5:22 am

    high waist, easy fit, love it

  93. Anonymous

    June 24, 2009 at 5:41 am

    Classy looking –

  94. Barbara

    June 24, 2009 at 6:42 am

    OOOH…..The rumpled wheaty suit, with the perfect amount of yellow in it, together with the blue striped shirt and the oxblood striped knitted tie……..this is just too satisfying for words. Perfect and perfectly Italian. I'm an Italophile…..

  95. Gwen

    June 24, 2009 at 8:01 am

    Warm tones at sunset, great photo!

  96. The Clever Pup

    June 24, 2009 at 9:07 am

    I love Simone but I prefer him with softer longer hair.


  97. Anonymous

    June 24, 2009 at 9:22 am

    This is one of my favourite images so far.. it's such a dark photo to me, despite the light and colour. Intense and beautiful. And that scowl and concentration are really quite sexy. Really great shot.

  98. ZĂ© Passarinho

    June 24, 2009 at 9:47 am

    some got it others no!!! ahhaahah

  99. Paola

    June 24, 2009 at 10:20 am

    He seems to come out from a book of Dostoyevskji !! I would have called this picture something like "Lost in his deep thought"


    June 24, 2009 at 10:36 am

    he looks like Statya Oblet the famous top model !!

    i like this shot, very beautiful

  101. FiL

    June 24, 2009 at 10:47 am

    Very nice style, a strong pix…


  102. dark_horse

    June 24, 2009 at 11:10 am

    why do you keep tormenting me with photos of the beautiful, swoon-throb simone? he is male perfection. dear god i need a cold shower.

    that's before you even get to the clothes…

  103. Sharilyn

    June 24, 2009 at 11:16 am

    brilliant and oh-so-sexy. Very beautifully taken – gushes and so says a big fan of yours, from Singapore ;)

  104. Rose

    June 24, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Superbe ! The shot and the guy !

  105. Humbolt

    June 24, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    I feel his peace and quietness while he enjoys the cigarette. Lovely picture, good style!

  106. joanna

    June 24, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    what a beautiful image!

  107. Anonymous

    June 24, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    the colors in this photo mirror the light and color of Italian architecture. can't handle the tie? get a grip.

  108. Anonymous

    June 24, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    the tie. you object to the tie? let me tell you something . guys like this take risk, they go into fashion areas you sit and read about in GQ in the comfort of your living room, so that three years later you will have the courage to risk a knit tie. THE TIE! YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TIE!

  109. Garrett

    June 25, 2009 at 2:24 am

    I'm curious to know if you ask people to pose a certain way? How do you get most of your shots?

    I LOVE this photograph….

  110. Designer Clothing

    June 25, 2009 at 7:58 am

    Great snap

  111. Olviya

    June 25, 2009 at 8:50 am

    i like the way linen it turning his body

  112. Jazzbuff630

    June 25, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    My only issue is that the back part of the tie is too long.

    I have an obsession with ties.

    Love the suit, though.

  113. Raven

    June 25, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Ooh, nice look, but what a distracting shadow! A darkened circle in that particular area suggests an accident other than that of lighting …

  114. Unruly

    June 25, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    You can obviously see beautiful tayloring in this suit. It falls perfectly along his silhouette.

  115. Traci Giles

    June 25, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    Oh, that light is amazing. Coupled with the blue blue sky! The gentleman's look is nice too :)

  116. Anonymous

    June 26, 2009 at 1:14 am

    Wow! That's how I look in my mind's eye….

  117. elisabetty

    June 26, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    well, i could give a f… about the length of the tie. this man looks so amazing. and the photo is beautiful. if i was walking down to the beach and saw this… i think i would be dumb founded and stopped dead in my tracks. this is the stuff of which i dream.

  118. Face Critic

    June 27, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Beautiful mafiozo ^^

  119. MissPrivate

    June 27, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    This suit has the kind of understated elegance that when done correctly is very striking. I love the look of a man in a suit, and this one is exceptionally tailored and, along with the cigar, conveys a sort of "man about town" image. I also love the knit tie. He actually reminds me of those " most interesting man in the world" commercials :)

  120. Doug

    June 27, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    …it is called a working cuff, no-way this fella stepping out with a missing button. Killer picture! not feeling the shirt/tie mix but taking the pic to my tailor to rip that suit off! Work jacket vibe, love it!

  121. travelbug

    June 27, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    The shirt — it's color and it's fine stripes — is pure genius.

    Bet he's having a suave kinda day.

  122. Anonymous

    June 28, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    where do you get such a fine linen suit?

  123. Emmalee

    June 28, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    I have a tie like that in blue and white! It was from Target.com and only about $25. Love it. Sadly, it doesn't appear as though they're selling it anymore.

  124. Antonio Barros

    June 29, 2009 at 3:35 am

    Amazing picture!

  125. Anonymous

    June 29, 2009 at 6:44 am

    this is beautiful! the light is magnificent and he looks like style personified

  126. Anonymous

    June 29, 2009 at 10:20 am

    this one makes me think of "on the road" by jack kerouac. while reading it, i imagined these types of colors, warm and sunny, and also that kind of mystery. what is he thinking about?
    you're very talented, and i'm always admirative of your capacity to be here to catch the instant. the "it' as kerouac said..

  127. amy elise

    June 29, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    i looooove this.

  128. Angeles Almuna Design

    July 1, 2009 at 11:14 am

    I love it!!!!!! he is definitely stylish!

  129. Anonymous

    July 1, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    needs to redo the tie – back part is too long. Otherwise, great outfit.

  130. Yours Truly

    July 1, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    great suit, great tie, great beard, great cigar….i want to be that guy

  131. Clarity

    July 2, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    Beautiful clothes, well captured.

  132. Pete Sampras

    July 3, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    Great shot and light and good colour combination, but:

    - back part of the tie is too long;

    - that suit needs an ironing…

    - wearing a jacket with undone cuff button is not a good idea. You can perfectly notice when a suit/jacket is tailor-made without that showing off detail.

  133. B. Varughese

    July 7, 2009 at 6:12 am

    I like the high waisted pants w/suspenders with the blue stripe shirt. maybe the tie…

    cigar is nice

    could do without the jacket… too much beige … but then again it seems to drape him nice

    he looks more las vegas to me…

  134. Stan

    July 13, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    This guy projects cool in such a strong way I had to write about his style in my blog


    keep up the good work; I love reading your blog

  135. Alex

    August 7, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    ohmygod i am in heaven.
    steel, refinement, quirk. and what a linen to stroll in. charmed indeed.

  136. Alex

    August 7, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    ah—and the braces! i've just been slain.

  137. lindayoga

    August 22, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Love the photo and his suit is amazing!

  138. Valentina

    December 29, 2011 at 11:08 am

    My father used to wear crocheted ties like that, in fact , he had a special one, in grey, used with his white linen suits.
    He was a lowyer, and one of my best rememberings about him , was the moment I´ve got into his room , each morning, just to see him get his self all dressed up to work
    he was a handsome man, white, almost blond, beautiful…

  139. julian

    December 13, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous !.

    Love it.

    If I lived in an all year round warm clime I’d happily dress like this every day

    I’m a huge sucker for lightweight, pastel shaded, easy fitting linen suits.

    And the warm, cloudless, late afternoon/early evening feel of the light reminds me so much of what I truly love about summer.

    A wonderful photograph !

  140. Simone

    August 27, 2015 at 4:09 am


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