It’s all about the red attache’ slung over the bike. He probably custom ordered it and red boarskin, it looks like. Of course he had to wear a red scarf. A bit overkill for me. I would have prefered a print or stripe scarf with a hint of red…but that’s just me. Molto chic!
Why are the Italians and French able to stay stylish as they age – so much more so than their American counterparts? Is it because we place a premium on fashion that suits the young in the US? Is it because we grow wider as we age in the US? (Is it because they are more fashionable at any age?) Or perhaps this is not true in the slightest. Who knows. His moustache goes a long way to emphasize both his perfect scarf and gorgeous mop of hair.
This must be the most darling man ever pictured in The Sartorialist. Everything abut him, especially that bicycle, oozes la bonheur de vivre. everything is beautiful, every last detail is striking, it all seems so effortless.
LOVE him! Now, here is passion in everyday dressing. Leave it to the Italians! Amore, amore, amore, and it all looks perfectly natural and part of him, his look.
Sart, I love ur work from Europe. Your NY work, while technically fantastic, seems to have less fantastic subjects. Not your fault, of course. Unless, you are doing cool older folk or street people, as opposed to Hipster chic fashinistas. Why does fashion always look so studied in the US? You know, it isn’t something I would have picked up, but your great pics and your flawless eye (I just know you get a feeling in your gut when you know you have to photograph someone…you don’t hesitate. You just know it intuitively);my looking at your photos helps me see the subtlty, the difference between something natural and something more contrived as “statement” dressing. Bravo! and Grazie.
anon at 1027 wrote: ‘Why does fashion always look so studied in the US?’
So true, it’s just so much more natural in these shots, fashion comes at such a much more subconscious level, it’s not really fashion at all, it’s just old fashioned style, charisma, panache, whatever you want to call it, except ‘cool’.
that bicycle is beautiful, note the generator lights, and lovely leather brooks saddle
Is that a Pashley? It’s funny, because this is a very British bicycle to be driving around, while his sensibilities seem specifically Milanese. The boldness of color in his accessories is something pretty specific to Italian men…The bike works, anyways.
This is amazing. I am just trying to bridge the gap between chic and tech, bypassing trendy, what you were saying at the top of the page. I love the way he’s carrying his Kryptonite lock, I have the same one and its SO cumbersome (and super heavy). The bag is just great, I can’t work out whether it’s a ‘bike bag’ or a modified attache case. I’ve been thinking since I got into bikes (tech ones not lifestyle ones), how does one carry things WITHOUT a backpack??! I hope to get into creating some such masterpieces, but I’d like to own this guy’s red one. If you get in touch with him ask him where it’s from! And someone should start making those vests, I got a Stella McCartney/Adidas fluorescent pink number for ÂŁ12 but have not yet worn it, maybe tomorrow…