Monday, March 12, 2007

On the Street……The Art Director, Milan

I love finding guys like this.
He is an art director in Milan and he just seems to live a stylish life.
I will have to email him soon- he would be great fior my “The SartoriaList -Milan” .


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  1. andrea

    March 12, 2007 at 10:17 am

    Is this a usual way of carrying around a bag? I love it!

  2. Mark , London.

    March 12, 2007 at 10:21 am

    What a top bloke! Much better than those dreary fashion people you’ve been want to feature as of late.

  3. Butch

    March 12, 2007 at 10:41 am

    Could the guy and his accoutrements–including roll under one arm–be any more perfectly “art person”?

    Red is of course the story here, and a nice one it is, too.

  4. Anonymous

    March 12, 2007 at 10:59 am

    Are amazing bikes standard issue in Italy? Where do they FIND these?!

  5. scone

    March 12, 2007 at 11:12 am

    I am in love. The perfect hair, shoes, coat– and that bag! Which shows you don’t have to dress like a messenger when you bike to work. Elegance on wheels.

  6. Anonymous

    March 12, 2007 at 11:31 am

    the bike is the true work of art here.

  7. Athena

    March 12, 2007 at 11:39 am

    The red is so well placed. As I’ve said before, your bicycle shots are some of the most wonderful.

  8. kenneth

    March 12, 2007 at 12:04 pm

    just fabulous. the guy knows a style.

  9. Rafe Totengco

    March 12, 2007 at 1:24 pm

    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!

  10. whyioughtta

    March 12, 2007 at 1:29 pm

    Bello uomo. Bellissima bicicletta.

    Also I echo the sentiments of mark, london.said above…nice to see someone whose elegance isn’t just about who/what he’s wearing, but the way he’s living his life.

    Nothing dreary about this man. Adore that red.

  11. Cut of cloth

    March 12, 2007 at 1:38 pm

    A striking man
    stiking composition
    from one art director
    to another

  12. NYC Fashionista

    March 12, 2007 at 1:49 pm

    What amazes me most is that Italians ride their bikes to work! I mean, look at those shoes! They must have very cyclist-friendly streets.

  13. the fashion Informer

    March 12, 2007 at 1:49 pm

    Now this is owning your look! So very cool and inspiring to see an older gentleman still rocking real style.

  14. Janvangogh

    March 12, 2007 at 1:49 pm

    Love love love that red.

  15. Opulent CerriLynn

    March 12, 2007 at 2:27 pm

    I am with mark, london. said…

    a much needed bloke.

  16. constance

    March 12, 2007 at 4:55 pm

    He looks dashing!!

  17. madameshawshank

    March 12, 2007 at 5:10 pm

    achingly gracious

  18. Jessica

    March 12, 2007 at 5:29 pm

    so typical of italian older folks… especially men…

  19. Anonymous

    March 12, 2007 at 5:49 pm

    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.

  20. daniqueconijn

    March 12, 2007 at 6:10 pm

    he looks sweet,, like a stylish grandpa with a cigar/fancy scent or something.. love the bike too although… my bike is way hotter ;)

  21. lapushka

    March 12, 2007 at 9:03 pm

    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.

  22. Emily

    March 12, 2007 at 9:45 pm

    i love the bike! its fabulous

  23. Anonymous

    March 12, 2007 at 10:14 pm

    So fabulous……I’m in love. He’s utterly perfect.

  24. Anonymous

    March 12, 2007 at 10:27 pm

    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.

  25. Jessica

    March 12, 2007 at 10:55 pm

    Does anyone know what ‘the bike’ is? I want one!

  26. Lisa

    March 13, 2007 at 2:47 am


  27. Gudl

    March 13, 2007 at 6:54 am

    This man looks awesome! It is also great how the RED jumps out at you!

  28. sandman_gr

    March 13, 2007 at 8:57 am

    Classic italian style – Ferrari red indeed! I love it seeing people like this in Italy or France…

  29. Anonymous

    March 13, 2007 at 10:21 am

    This is brilliant! like something out of a film. The reds and the briefcase and the bicycle and the man himself- he is brilliant-you are brilliant!

  30. Anonymous

    March 13, 2007 at 12:34 pm

    Does anyone know what kind of bag that is?

  31. Anonymous

    March 13, 2007 at 4:27 pm

    Lovely. Balanced. Friendly.

    And can someone please let us know where you can get a bike like that? Who is the maker? I really want one!

  32. Anonymous

    March 13, 2007 at 6:05 pm

    so stylish , great scarf and briefcase

    great shot Sart

  33. AnastasiaC

    March 13, 2007 at 6:22 pm

    what a charming man – love the satchel, the scarf and his salt/pepper hair!

  34. fashionnerd

    March 13, 2007 at 9:37 pm

    ah… love love LOVE!!!

  35. maggienikole

    March 14, 2007 at 9:38 pm

    i love the bag, i have a girls’ bike so it wouldn’t work for me. but it is working for him!

  36. Anonymous

    March 15, 2007 at 1:21 am

    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

  37. Anonymous

    March 15, 2007 at 7:08 am

    The bike is a Classic Pashley, I think. They are the Rolls Royce of bikes and actually very English rather than Italian.

    The attache case is a typical Italian leather number – available to buy in any Italian office supplies store for 200 Euro in a multitude of colours.

    Personally I’m not a fan of matching the red scarf to the red case – would have looked better to have the scarf in a different print but that’s just London: we love to clash!

  38. Yasemina

    March 15, 2007 at 1:32 pm

    I think the colour combination is not by accident : Red and Black, Rosso e Nero are the colours of that Milanese soccer team…

  39. Dino 246

    May 19, 2007 at 2:31 pm

    It is a very perfect foto,

  40. manuma

    January 24, 2008 at 8:19 am

    I know very well this “guy”: he is one of the most famous creative director in Milan

  41. Priviet

    February 12, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    Manuma – Do you know what bag he is carrying, what is the brand – this is THE perfect bag!

  42. Anonymous

    May 28, 2008 at 9:24 am

    This is beyond awesome. I think I aspire to be like that when I’m grey-haired and mustachioed.
    And I’ve always liked vintage bikes.

  43. jana

    August 16, 2008 at 12:20 am

    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.

  44. Zoe Langdell

    September 14, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    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 £12 but have not yet worn it, maybe tomorrow…

  45. Anonymous

    May 17, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    love this.

  46. tresh

    May 28, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    totally nice man. love it . love differences.

    loving the

  47. Anonymous

    September 21, 2009 at 11:32 am

    peccato sia interista

  48. Hannah

    March 20, 2010 at 9:09 am

    I want to grow old with a man like this.

  49. Brian Dowling

    July 18, 2010 at 11:53 am

    Amazing bike and red leather satchel. Even better that his scarf matches :)

  50. titiesel

    December 2, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    "manuma " What is his name?. Can you put it, Scott ?

  51. titiesel

    December 2, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    "manuma " What is his name?. Can you put it, Scott ?

  52. Katie Ann

    January 21, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Oh goodness, the second shot is so beautiful! I really love the depth of field, nice work!

  53. Anonymous

    January 28, 2011 at 10:57 am

    GM rules!

  54. P N

    March 27, 2011 at 4:28 am

    fantastic red scarf. He looks so fresh and fashionable


    May 1, 2011 at 9:02 am

    they just don't make 'em like they used to!

  56. lindayoga

    August 8, 2011 at 11:39 am

    His bike is to die for!! Look at the cute little light:)

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