Thursday, February 7, 2013

On the Street….. The Fortezza, Florence


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  1. irene

    February 7, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Woww cool guy! Love how he’s wearing that coat :)

  2. Charlotte

    February 7, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    In the future, when someone asks me why Italians are so fascinating, I will show this stunner.

  3. Simbarashe

    February 7, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Looks like we have a Jedi and Padawan situation… :)

  4. Richie

    February 7, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    “My coat don’t fit perfectly” – “I know that feel bro!”

  5. Laura

    February 7, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Nice print on the scarf and coat!

  6. Nzo

    February 7, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    questo stlye é perfetto tutto bellissimo


    February 7, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    I like these coats

  8. john b pritchett

    February 7, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Can one imagine this scene between 2 men in the U.S.? Not very likely. I need to move to Italy. Love the style of both of them.

  9. ad

    February 7, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    what kind of shoes on the guy on the left ( the black shoes) ?

    • Gianni

      February 7, 2013 at 5:38 pm

      Alden Style 990

      • EZ

        January 11, 2014 at 9:49 am

        maybe… style #9901

  10. Becca

    February 7, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    The man on the right has something of the “Keith Richards” about him.

  11. Anila

    February 7, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Italians are amazing at everything that they do :)

  12. Judith Budapest

    February 7, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    two Shakespeare characters – in the time machine

    • sara

      February 8, 2013 at 6:25 am

      That’s the kind of comment I was looking for.

    • Big M

      February 8, 2013 at 2:06 pm

      “Two Gentlemen of Verona”?

  13. Elena

    February 7, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Interesting way to wear the coat! Love the print of the scarf!

  14. bellaconscience

    February 7, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    i don’t want to put this in a negative way..but this style just makes me think of something stupid as “homeless chic”

  15. Black and Olive

    February 7, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Loving that coat! paired with the detailed scarf and white jeans!!!! Gorge!!!!


  16. sanmiguelense

    February 7, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Scott, I’m so glad you haven’t lost your sensibility for the interesting man! That’s what keeps me coming back, pal!

  17. Emily

    February 7, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Effortlessly cool…..

  18. Simay

    February 7, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    i love the use of coats – classic yet a modern touch

  19. Lelli Family

    February 7, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Interesting men they seem friends …… WOW

    Lelli, italian fashion family

  20. JAQUES

    February 7, 2013 at 3:51 pm


  21. Which me Will I be Today

    February 7, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Europeans just have a natural way of being stylish. It’s encapsuled in all the little everday things they do. This looks like a fascinating conversation.

  22. Sevan

    February 7, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Those italian men again ! “Sprezzatura” which means :
    “Studied carelessness” or “elegance decontractee.”
    This definition applies to them perfectly, beautifully.

  23. kitchen afternoon

    February 7, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    ok, coat AND scarf for a cigarette, please!

  24. Virginia L

    February 7, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    What a look!

  25. Judith A. Ross

    February 7, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    Beautiful shot. I wonder what they are talking about — there’s a story there I know. And, I notice that the Italian men wear socks when its cold! Just sayin’……

    • Aura

      February 8, 2013 at 3:35 am

      Haha! I used to think all men wear socks when it’s cold. But apparently we were both wrong. The most successful bloggers don’t apparently :)

  26. gwjc

    February 7, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    what a magnificent scarf! I want one!

  27. DVL

    February 7, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    The body language and the faces of Sig. Squarzi and the younger man make it look like something shockingly terrible and sad has happened here. You’ve captured what looks like a very personal moment between these two people. It’s almost uncomfortable to look at. I can’t even really see what they’re wearing. There’s so much emotion they may as well be naked. Hope everything is ok…

    • Stephie

      April 27, 2016 at 8:51 pm

      Agreed. Forget the clothes, how’s the emotion? This captures a moment of such intimacy, as to be verging on intrusive.

  28. Summer

    February 7, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    Italy really is in a league of its own where fashion = art.

  29. Felyn

    February 7, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    Italian men are really stylish.

  30. Oharadesigngroup

    February 7, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    “Trust me on this one…two coat’s are better than one”

  31. Tracey

    February 8, 2013 at 2:03 am

    Lovely shot,espicially the man on the right,( and no wooly hats,thank you!)

  32. une chatte grise

    February 8, 2013 at 2:18 am

    “It’s ok, young man. Someday your coat will grow up to be as cool as mine.”

  33. Sheik59

    February 8, 2013 at 3:06 am

    The guy on the right says to the other guy: “I’m sorry boy, don’t get mad but you can never be cool as me. Deal with it.”

  34. Juanita

    February 8, 2013 at 3:19 am

    OK – I’m off to buy white jeans tomorrow before the weather gets hot! Very good coat as well x

  35. StreetLounge

    February 8, 2013 at 3:47 am

    Wow, nice style!

  36. Mira Kamiceria

    February 8, 2013 at 4:20 am

    Nice coats, beautiful photos!

    Il Blog di Kamiceria

  37. Gisela

    February 8, 2013 at 4:54 am

    What the hell does happen in Florence? There are no other pictures of men like the ones from this town. Amazingly elegant!

  38. Francesca B.

    February 8, 2013 at 5:59 am

    you captured that italianita’ I see nobody else capable of. and I am Made in Florence.

  39. Andrew S

    February 8, 2013 at 8:03 am

    “Don’t worry mate – we’ll find your scarf……”

  40. theitaliano

    February 8, 2013 at 8:04 am

    Coats are incredible. we like this photo.

  41. quigley

    February 8, 2013 at 10:09 am

    He left the right side of his coat at home.

  42. Nalletar

    February 8, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Their faces are like from a painting from the 16th or 17th century. Great photo.

  43. carole

    February 8, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    once again….white jeans just look so cool and modern.

  44. Chahrazad

    February 8, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Nice picture! I totally love it.


  45. Big M

    February 8, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    OMG! I have a pair of fifteen year old suede Cole Haan brogans just like then man on the right. I am going to go and dig them out of my closet right now. Never thought to pair them with dark brown socks? Leave it to those stylish Italians.

  46. ptb

    February 8, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Beautiful shot, lovely gesture, great faces, but the look is Goodwill, not sprezzatura.

  47. Grey Fox

    February 8, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Stylish, but maybe slightly too studied? Maybe that’s sprezzatura, or maybe I’m just getting too old.

    Grey Fox
    A man on a search for style in middle age

  48. Nancy R

    February 8, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Everyone commented on the jackets & scarf, which are great, but what I found most interesting is how different this picture feels if you cut out the pants & shoes. It changes their style & the dynamics of the conversation they’re having.

  49. Alice

    February 9, 2013 at 6:20 am

    Bellisimo….as always…The very very nice Italian Men… RICH OF POOR

  50. Bohemian Ed

    February 10, 2013 at 9:25 am

    I am as old (if not older!) as the gent on the right and the picture is an inspiration for me and my generation. I wear what I feel good in and not what others think I should wear!! Brilliant picture

  51. Hannah LB

    February 10, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    I absoloutely love this look, the layering and tones are fantastic, but I think what give this picture its authenticity, as such, is his age-if a younger guy was wearing this it would still be fantastic but feel maybe more superficial, created for the fashion image, but this is completely his style, which just makes it so much better. This is also such a good unisex look.

  52. elizabeth

    February 11, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    The man on the right has weird hair (Kramer) and looks too fussy. If he moves, that coat is falling off his shoulder… and his socks …uh uh. Just because they’re Italian doesn’t mean they are instantly amazing… in my book:)

    • Edoardo

      February 14, 2013 at 8:01 am

      Weird hair? Seriously?

      Of course being from Italy or any other country doesn’t make anyone instantly amazing! Thinking that would be dumb. Equally dumb would be to criticize “just because”, without taking context into consideration.

      They both have their coats resting on their shoulders, they both are standing still and the young man on the left is lighting a cigarette. This looks like it’s been shot during a break, they probably covered themselves just for a few minutes, something a lot of people do when out for a smoke.

      Btw, the gentleman on the right is holding his coat on his right shoulder with his right arm, so even if he moves around a bit it won’t fall off. I do this all the time, just because you don’t doesn’t mean it doesn’t work.

  53. Herrbergquist

    February 20, 2013 at 8:20 am

    Splendid. Effortless yet so rich in layers.. inspiring! Thank you for giving us this!

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