fabrizio is such a piece of work! i mean, he obviously pushes the boundaries, but that beard in brazil is like skinny dipping in alaska!!! i met him in rio 2 weeks ago and and i went like, ‘man, ure in trouble, its 104 F out there’.
He looks fantastic as long as he is preparing for a ride in the country. If this is what he is wearing out and about in NYC, then this is the approximation of wearing a football jersey when not playing football. The uniform belongs to the pursuit.
Wow! He looks fantastic. To be honest the whole plaid thing to me is quite Williamsburg-garbage, but his combination with that bow-tie and slick hair is refined to perfection. The boots add romantic twist. This makes me believe in men’s fashion.
I gather from this image that he is quite a character himself. Someone with some distinct character can pull off something like that and look distinguished — not to mention they’re the type more likely to even TRY to pull it off.
However… I confess, I like it. ON HIM. Because he’s original enough to rock it like he feels it and if he feels to rock working class English bird hunting dude, then I say rock on, Fabrizio! Even if it’s at the risk of being the butt of a joke, what do you care? You’re handsome and Italian (or Brazilian or Portuguese) and some how connected to Vogue and that goes a long way.
I appreciate weird, original style and this dude is weird.
Fabrizio’s style does seem contrived– like he just stepped out of a turn-of-the-century painting. And much like Anna Piaggi, or John Galliano’s overly styled appearances, these are individuals working in the heart of fashion, so the over-the-top fashion sensibility works–for them. I prefer Fabrizio’s style any day to the legions of Hedi-obsessed skinny boys in too-tight jeans.
And am very well versed in finding ways to translate what I like at a a pricepoint I can afford.
I’m more concerned with the fact that these models/fashionistas/fashion industry folk have it “easy” by having access to great things. They also live in a culture where edgier dressing is allowed, expected and encouraged. This is not the case every where and becomes an additional fashion challenge especially if you aspire to these looks. It’s amazing how challenged folks can be with anything slightly out there.
That was my point. Perhaps I was not as clear about it.
He looks like Eduard Manet has gone to the Paris of the future and is trying to change his 19th century attire to fit in into the 21st century…and it isn’t quite working. And yet, it works so well!! love it!
the outfit is absolutely perfect, but as perfect as his clothing is i am completely opposed to his haircut and beard. it looks like he’s an old man with a comb-over. i think he would look much better with a shorter beard and more modern haircut.
I really liked your high temperature conversation about inspiration. I indeed have to agree with both sides. What Poochie said is not that wrong. She seems to want (in fact she does so) more to daily-real-people who are great on the art of getting dressed (even though they may be just wearing a piece of cloth or as German say “Klammoten” – sorry for the spelling). On the other hand Mr Sart. says (and I can’t agree more) that everybody else that’s out there can really be so well dressed without spending so much money or even by recylcing their own clothes (some prefer to use the jargon “vintage” other than “second hand). Pocchie, who told you that you need to be “someone” to have a great sense of style? Or even to have access to design/exclusive clothes?