Thursday, April 16, 2009

On the Street……Spring Knocking, Milan


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  1. Anonymous

    April 16, 2009 at 10:26 am

    WOW the purple pants; WOW the silver touches (buttons on the jacket, bulky watch, phone, hair!) WOW this very snazzy man. What is he wearing on his right cuff? Would enjoy seeing his backside (hair and all), his eyes (behind the shades), man-bag. The contrast to the building (?) is very cool. His moustach and lips are very sexy! Great body!

  2. Sharmin

    April 16, 2009 at 10:32 am

    Ouch! That sort of hurts the eye.

  3. 50two

    April 16, 2009 at 10:36 am

    lovely buttons :)

    those pants make everything else blend into the background and now all i can see is purple pants.

  4. nick

    April 16, 2009 at 10:41 am

    The purple is nice. It looks good on him.

  5. K @ Blog Goggles

    April 16, 2009 at 10:43 am

    Haha. Love it.

  6. Huxley

    April 16, 2009 at 10:47 am

    Not sure about the chaps ensemble generally, but the colour of those trousers certainly packs a punch! Quite like the fit of them as well, potentially a bit too short though?

  7. Oh Dear Charlotte

    April 16, 2009 at 10:54 am

    His jeans almost appear wet-look? haha well i love that there is one button undone to confuse the eye with the asymmetry.

  8. Grace

    April 16, 2009 at 10:57 am

    Hmm… I can’t decide whether I love this or abhor it. I think I love it, but I’m iffy on the brown shoes. I definitely love his attitude and his stance. Nice photo!

  9. miss a.

    April 16, 2009 at 10:58 am

    Gahhh! Gotta love a man who can rock purple pants. Is that a ring on his left hand?

  10. Fannah

    April 16, 2009 at 10:59 am

    the color.. it’s so surreal..

    the tilt buttons are also great :D

  11. holierthannow

    April 16, 2009 at 11:00 am

    Zero comments? hello?

    those pants are a great color and Oh to be a person who thinks, wtf i’ll wear these bright purple pants and then look great (i guess there are 2 of those people in the world, this guy and Prince).


    April 16, 2009 at 11:03 am

    This just makes my day.

  13. Stefan

    April 16, 2009 at 11:06 am

    The jacket is quite elegant, streamlined.

    I don’t approve of the pants. Love the color, but I don’t like the fact that they are too short. :/

  14. amalie

    April 16, 2009 at 11:13 am

    damn. LOVE his pants.

  15. ryder

    April 16, 2009 at 11:14 am

    those pants are WOW!

  16. Anonymous

    April 16, 2009 at 11:19 am

    loooove it!

  17. Lorenzo

    April 16, 2009 at 11:27 am

    This is Florence my friend!

  18. Erika

    April 16, 2009 at 11:55 am


  19. The Voguette

    April 16, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    the color is FANTASTIC.
    The Voguette

  20. Amra

    April 16, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    Wow! That equals courage!

  21. Anonymous

    April 16, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    i’m torn!?!

  22. Gary K.

    April 16, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    Do I love everything about this? Yes. Do I think I could pull this off? No. Why is it that the looks I love the most on this site I would never dare try in public?

  23. Fera

    April 16, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    The shoes with the purple trousers, i like that!

  24. monalisa

    April 16, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    Love the face, love the jacket … the pants-not so much.

  25. The Clever Pup

    April 16, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    Gorgeous guy – memorable. Should have done more with his shoes.

    Is he famous? He looks it.

  26. Anonymous

    April 16, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    Wow; just wow. That color just completely makes the outfit. I love the trousers so much, especially the cut and length, which allows one to see those navy socks. Also a huge fan of the sunglasses and hair, and that cardigan is gorgeous. Just a lovely outfit; I want to meet this man!

  27. Milo Beloved

    April 16, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    how is that color even possible?

    I love it!

  28. Bookworm

    April 16, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    Love the cropped purple pants and the shoes!

  29. Anonymous

    April 16, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    I love the color of the pants. I just think this looks a bit contrived.

  30. omphaloskeptic

    April 16, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    “start wearing purple, wearing purple”
    thanks for reminding me to bust out the gogol bordello!

  31. michaeljosephowens

    April 16, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    Magnificent. I like everything about him—shoes, socks, pants, sweater, accessories, flecks of gray in the hair. It’s perfection! More of him.

  32. Anonymous

    April 16, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    He would look better without socks

  33. konshonchloe

    April 16, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    espectacular pants!!!! hight color pants its greatt ,,,

  34. thischicksgotstyle

    April 16, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    What an unexpected color, but he pulls it off with grace. Not 100% sure about about the brown shoes and blue socks underneath though..

  35. Angeles Almuna Design

    April 16, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    Amazing Color!!! good for him :)

  36. ioana

    April 16, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    Love it.
    He stands out, and he can carry it, no problem:)

  37. green lantern

    April 16, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    As Emeril would say “Bamm!” Lovin it! Color me bad, color me loud, just color me! Then, comfort me in this most deliciously big buttoned cushy jacket/sweater and expertly distressed suedies, while I look at you look at me, looking at you looking at me in my too cool, big framed Persols…Booyah!

  38. Dan in Richmond

    April 16, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    The amazing thing is that it doesn’t look contrived- it looks like he’s wearing just what he likes. The purple pants/blue socks/brown shoes look great.

  39. Victor

    April 16, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    We all should start wearing color to beat the general depression !!!

    Love those pants

  40. Barbara

    April 16, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    This is absolutely not purple – it’s fuchsia!! He’s dreamy. A little contrived and ever so slightly precious but he’s fearless and fabulous…..

  41. Chris Johnson

    April 16, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    He better eat those purple jeans right on up!! LOL

  42. S.I.Q.

    April 16, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    spring shocking!


  43. princess glee

    April 16, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    I approve 100%! If he were in America my approval rating might not be so high. I’m asking myself why is that and as of yet, I don’t have an answer.

    There’s something shocking about purple pants on a man. But if a man were going to wear purple pants it should be this man. The dark everything else really works here.

  44. Anonymous

    April 16, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    Bit of a risky move with the extremely bright purple trousers and I’m not sure it’s really paid off.

  45. Anonymous

    April 16, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    I love photos like this when I read the header (while slowly scrolling down the image) and then BAM! Most frequently it’s the shoes that will take me by surprise, but those pants actually caused me to gasp. It was totally unexpected after the upper half of the outfit.

  46. Zenas313

    April 16, 2009 at 7:15 pm


    I am usually on the Italian bandwagon with you, but I have to sit out this ride! I agree with Stefan @ 11:06 AM, the jacket is crazy great, the purple pants (with green socks?!?) can’t do. As for all the other accessories – shades, bracelet and watch, belt buckle – I say “well done sir!”

  47. Anonymous

    April 16, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    We referred to these as “go to hell pants” when I was younger. Whenever I don my most outrageous madras trousers that is precisely the attitude I adopt. Bravo for this fellow! (I would have liked about another 3/4″ to 1″ in length, though.)

  48. Un Monito

    April 16, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Is that a pack of thrills in your pants or are you just “thrill”-ed to see me. Love these pants but the knit under the cardigan is AMAZING! – Cool shot w/ the background.

  49. josh

    April 16, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    heck yes. europe says purple’s still in this season?

  50. Anonymous

    April 16, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    Awesome! I’m not sure that you could find a better color scheme to match those loud, loud pants. Fearless!

  51. Jack Daniel

    April 16, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Interesting outfit!

  52. alexantha

    April 16, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    sorry, but those pants are an eye-searing fuschia or magenta, not purple. he was obviously out to make quite a head-turning statement.

  53. nanzilla

    April 17, 2009 at 3:13 am

    What’s so wrong with some vibrant color.

    This guy is bold… literally. I think it takes a lot of confidence to be cool in whatever. The world needs more bright colors.

    I like this image.

  54. Mr Brown

    April 17, 2009 at 4:46 am

    Classic and shock.

    Beau Brummel wouldn’t approve of the shade but certainly the approach.

  55. FVAD

    April 17, 2009 at 5:23 am

    A Style Lesson to Learn: things, that are Fundamentally, a No NO, can be, a YES YES in rare conditions (0.099%). This is one of them.

    I <3 his attitude.


  56. Dan in Richmond

    April 17, 2009 at 8:03 am

    Not enough red in the pants to be called fuchsia or magenta, though violet might be more appropriate than purple, which would have more blue. Ultra-violet?

  57. Dan in Richmond

    April 17, 2009 at 8:23 am

    …as a friend says, “You can’t go wrong at the high end of the spectrum”.

  58. Acorn Dandelion and Rose

    April 17, 2009 at 8:31 am

    Iffy on the brown shoes with the socks but not sure what I would have instead. That’s a tricky length for men unless it’s summer and there are no socks at all. I love his boldness though!

  59. Words Between the Spaces

    April 17, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    That’s a statement!

  60. Anonymous

    April 17, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    You know, my idea of heaven is a world in which all men look and dress like Northern Italians, but at the same time I’m bothered by teh length of the pants. He looks a bit elfin to me here. :) Still, I do like the *balls* it takes to wear this. ;-)

  61. Anonymous

    April 17, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    heliotrope perhaps? they are a divine shade if a tad short…

  62. Anonymous

    April 17, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    A pair of aquamarine pants that fit a bit looser and longer would have worked better. I love hiss accessories, especially the loafers. Genius!

  63. tofuscloset

    April 18, 2009 at 4:22 am

    super bright! but he looks good in it

  64. greavesdesign

    April 18, 2009 at 9:32 am

    he is a living and breathing work of art… g o r g e o u s !

  65. alamodedujour

    April 18, 2009 at 11:37 am

    I was in Florence and I saw so much colour on men like this man. I was blown away by the choices.

    Grazie mille!

  66. Tereza Ĺ .

    April 18, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    I´ve never seen a man in that type of colored pants in my city! I think it´s pity, bcs he is rockin´ it

  67. Anonymous

    April 18, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Love it!

  68. travelbug

    April 18, 2009 at 7:59 pm


  69. Anonymous

    April 18, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    I really love the jacket he’s weraing. Very classical and modern at the same time…
    Would you have an idea of the designer????
    Thank you

  70. lovemehateme

    April 19, 2009 at 2:15 am

    maybe he is color blind…many men are …seriously, he is stunning….bravissimo:-)

  71. Anonymous

    April 19, 2009 at 11:35 am

    he looks spiffy until we get to the ankles. i can’t wait until short pants are gone, gone, gone!

  72. Jack Jr.

    April 19, 2009 at 2:11 pm


  73. Anonymous

    April 19, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Shades of purple are all anyone in Italy is wearing this Spring. It’s already so rampant, I can’t stand the sight of it anymore.

  74. anita

    April 19, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    He look’s great!

  75. Maverick Malone

    April 19, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Lol…but I like it!

  76. Starck Mad

    April 19, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    While I’m not a fan of the Grape skinny pants (maybe I’m jealous) I LOVE the off-center big-buttoned top.
    Gorgeous photo!

  77. marC

    April 19, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    Great way to mix colors that don’t seem to go together at first. He proved a lot of people wrong!


  78. Charlotte

    April 20, 2009 at 2:24 am

    I love the pants…An incredible color for a man! And he still looks masculine.


    April 20, 2009 at 2:34 am

    Wow! So Bright!

  80. Rowdy and Chic...

    April 20, 2009 at 10:55 am

    i love the color and that the pants are ankle dipping! Love that!

  81. Atenea

    April 20, 2009 at 11:21 am

    This colour is very pretty

  82. Andy......

    April 20, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    I love that jacket….

  83. Devonbella

    April 20, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    this is perfection.

  84. Anonymous

    April 20, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    sooo colorfull ^^ it`s amazing
    i would change the large of his pants ;)

    - sorry again for my english, i`m chilean !


  85. RJ

    April 20, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    He makes me wish I was shorter so I could pull this look off. Also, the cardigan is very well made.

  86. Andreas WeinĂĄs

    April 21, 2009 at 11:18 am

    I love the colors and the style all though I would say that the pants are about 2-3 inches from perfection. Show your shoes but not your socks is a wellknown expression these days but still very elegant way to wear a couple of pants.

  87. James Taylor

    April 21, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    As they say in Florence, “Forza Viola!”

  88. Elizabeth

    April 21, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    I had a shirt that colour once… I wonder if it was a good idea. I love the jacket, but I just cannot get used the pants, I think its just the colour. He seems happy though, ultimately that’s what matters :) yep, I was happy with my shirt.

  89. Le Dandy

    April 22, 2009 at 9:31 am

    Just love the look!

  90. Anonymous

    April 23, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    I could tell he was italian even without scrolling down the entire picture…;)

  91. CeImbracAzi-Sonia

    April 24, 2009 at 7:02 am

    Oh, Italian men and fashion :) The dark blue socks, the too short pants…neah….

  92. C

    April 24, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    As a color, I like that violet but the pants are too much for me- not a trace of subtlety, like a punch in my eye. Ouch.

  93. Anonymous

    April 25, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    As if you needed to add “Milan” to this photo!

  94. j

    April 26, 2009 at 7:27 pm


  95. Alex

    April 26, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    he’s following my advice…and Men’s Vogue International

  96. Anonymous

    April 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    I really do like the cardigan. On many men it would look frumpy, but not on him. I’d have a more favorable opinion of the pants if they were one size larger though.

  97. rickyjames

    May 11, 2009 at 5:02 am

    I really love the colour but dont know if I would wear the pants but he does look amazing in them..

  98. Anonymous

    May 12, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    The vibrant color-block jeans seem to be all the rage this spring among Italian men. I ran into an Italian tour group at Sagrada Familia in Barcelona over Easter and the majority of the fellows had donned them — not just in purple, but neon pink and green as well.

    Of course, its popularity does nothing to reduce the insufferability of this fleeting and sure-to-be-dead-soon fad. To paraphrase Yves St. Laurent: fashion is fleeting but tackiness is eternal.

  99. Sohiny

    May 16, 2009 at 9:26 am

    what a stunning shade of purple, instantly therapeutic!

  100. -jay

    May 17, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    im not a huge fan of brightly colored pants

    but i have to take my hat off to this man, he owns this look

    too much attitude, sex, and its flat out well put together


    the slightly undergrown beard, wayfarers, understated silver accents are elegantly hip

    the tasseled salt and pepper hair is just the icing on the cake

  101. Anonymous

    May 28, 2009 at 8:02 am

    But doesn’t he look JUST like Ben Stiller in Zoology.

  102. Anonymous

    October 2, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    He looks STUNNING.

  103. Tango K

    May 5, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    the best part about scrolling down through the blog is how each picture unfolds… First seeing his handsome face-the gray-the sunglasses, then POP the asymmetrical buttons on the cardigan, then BAM! those amazing pants! Love the entire look~

  104. Digby Jones

    March 26, 2013 at 9:43 am

    I personally love bright colored pants and think they make a fashion statement.
    The gentleman shows he has a sense of style by pairing the pants with dark colors, but I don’t particularly care for the cut of the pants.

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