The unbuttoned button down caught my eye first, then the teal jacket (what a gorgeous color!) & pocket squares then the treat of all treats, the sockless foot in the rust suede Belgian with electric blue piping and a bit of mud or dust on the toe! What insouciance (or whatever the Italian translation of that term may be.) Thanks for this post, your site often makes my day and today it has brought a smile a mile wide to my face. You truly get it…& know how to capture it. Keep up the good work.
I like so much the green jacket, but I saw in Barcelona a famous hairdresser (I don't remember his name u.u) with a yellow jacket, and I LOVE it, I hope you can find something similar and take it a photo… I'm going to look for my photo and put it on my blog :)
The Rubinacci are gods of italian menswear. Period. But what strikes me are the little diferences between generations. Both have genuine italian style, even sprezzatura, but it's awesome to see the slightly narrower trousers and the colorful bracelets on luca, as well as a slimmer jacket and edgier loafers. This photo is an instant classic. Congratulations. http://yuppieliving.wordpress.com/
does this green suit remind anyone else of galileo…? no? it's just me? still love it… (and i don't say that because rubinacci reminds me of fibonacci, which still has nothing to do with galileo…) bisous justine
I love the suit on the right but apparently I'm alone in thinking that the shoes ruin the look. Well, "ruin" is perhaps too harsh of a word choice but, in my opinion, it cheapens an otherwise fantastic effort.
I don't care if it is in style. It looks silly to me.
I wonder if it's a father son thing like, "dad, I'll make your clothes and you'll make mine"… I really love them both and the fabric in Luca's suit is superb, one of the nicest shades of brown i've seen in a very long time, it makes the blue/mustard combo look sharp and crisp. I wish I wore the same size as him and I could get all the stuff he doesn't want anymore. :D
I love these clothes, I love the blog. But I showed Sartorialist to my friend and she said, "oh, it's older men and young women." I had to agree that there is a great preponderance of very young women and many many older gents. I'd LOVE to see some fabulous older women. I know they are out there!!
The shoes on the right are Belgian loafers which are sold in a small shop in NYC in the 50's–and are a preppy mainstay and have been for many years. They are hand sewn. Plush and comfortable and last forever. belgianshoes.com
Wow. didn't know it was possible to get double the Rubinacci hit! Adore the colours and forms. I'm not normally a fan of loafers like these but they're a great solution here for looking polished without socks when they're as classy as these ones.
Does Luca ever have a bad clothing moment? I find it impossible to imagine that he ever gets it wrong..even ever so slightly. Both gentlemen are so very handsome from top to toe (including the dust on the tip of the shoe).
Amazing picture of two different generations..it's nice to see that despite wearing almost the same look, Luca's version seems to be on the slimmer side of things (tie, suit pants and the jacket itself).
Very nice colors in this photo. Even the skin tan goes with the background colors. Il love the ties with the blue shirt. And the mocassins ! In fact, everything. The suits are perfect, and the composition too. Beautifull pic.
Well, I don't know about this formal/casual way of dressing. Same thing with the 'casial friday' man a few days ago. These gentlemen look fine and obviously have a great eye for colour, but the combination of a buttoned-up shirt + tie and sockless feet seems a bit off-balance to me.
I was in Milan two weeks ago and paradoxically I saw more older women than younger ones who were really well dressed. I was amazed that in this worldâs main fashion influential cities the street fashion is so âusualâ, I mean local young people. It seems that regular jeans, t-shirts and sneakers are their everyday outfit.
this look is so effortlessly italian, i love it. those shoes, those colors. nothing beats true italy — such culture and vibrancy and style..the body language seen here sums it up…it's also where i learned how to drink coffee.
These are the kind of photos I look at this blog in the hope of seeing (i.e. Italians in their natural habitat).
I always feel that moccasins are too light and casual to be worn with a suit — the guy on the right pulls it off but I still think he'd look better in lace-ups or a more substantial loafer, like the man in the green jacket next to him.
Yesterday while walking with my wife on Lexington Avenue a perfect stranger told me I was "gay" to my face before walking off. No wonder Americans will never pull off this kind of look.
Curious about your encounter. He just came up and said, “You’re gay.”? Bizarre. Is your point that it was because you were dressed well? Unfortunate really. If you were gay, and he said that, what would be the point. I would imagine the gay person is already aware and could do without strangers feeling the need to point it out.
I'm sorry, the green killed this picture. The green just isn't quite right. I'm sorry if this offends anybody. It just isn't. Maybe it's the contrasting style shown from the amazing piece on the left. But the green just ruined the photo.
There were many comments about the loafers Mr. Luca is wearing. I personally loved the informal aspect that brought to his lovely suit. And the dirt that's on them..Maybe it was just an ordinary day for them just going out for lunch, as with Mr.Rubinacci Sr.with his unbuttoned color shirt. I love men's fashion because of these details. They tell you a little story. I'm sure if they were going to an important business meeting or something, they would have "styled" differently. It is so pleasing to see people who know how to DRESS. And to Mr. James Taylor who was called "gay" on the street in NY,the lack of culture in some people like that really makes me sad…
Yes, the more casual shoe thing continues. I am really growing to like this look. Is fairly amazing that one would wear such casual shoes with outfits such as these men are wearing, but it works. I am in love with the "matching" suit and intrigued by the other. I love the dark green linen jacket, so very beautiful. I not so sure I like the mix of the blue and green, but what the heck? It doesn't matter, they are both so well put together. Great background colors too.
What is your opinion on ideal jacket/blazer length? Of course these jackets are cut differently for the two individuals, but there is a significant difference in the length, relative the proportions of their bodies. The older gentleman's jacket clearly passes his rear. While the younger man's jacket seems to be cut well above. Of course individual style would suggest that neither is wrong, but I am curious to hear what might be considered correct and/or proper.
I was at the Polo Mansion on Madison Avenue this past Sunday, and silk knit ties were prominently on display…at $100+ a pop. I'm glad I bought a bunch of silk knits from J. Press about 8 years ago at about $40 each. Silk knits travel very well. The best (in terms of "crunchiness") that you can get are from Drakes of London.
I love the palette of the gentleman in the green jacket. Why can't I work with guys that dress like this? Then I would feel less hesitant about being the dandy I like to be.
Please, Sart, more posts on men's tailored clothing. Thanks.
As to "you're GAY!" As a straight guy, I take it as a compliment if a gay man or a woman thinks I appear gay, they explain it is because I am well-groomed, clean and usually well dressed (and very handsome of course!) Yes, its a stereotype, but such is life…Remember "Queer eye for the straight guy?" so next time, respond "thanks!" and dress like these guys, guys, women LOVE it! READ THE COMMENTS!!!!
The guy in the right "Luca" looks amazing. I love the colorful bracelets and the unexpected shoes…as far as the gentleman on the left, I can see lots of elegance and confidence on what he's wearing..but sorry Sart, I am not sure about the green jacket, it looks very strange to me…back to "Luca", his suit fits him so well…impossible not seen how delicious he is. Wow!
I know that somewhere in the "about me" section, Scott mentions that he started the blog because of the disconnect between runways and real life. These guys are so perfect, it's like they're on a runway, but their clothes are completely obtainable. To me, this is the secret behind the man's genius, which is enormous.
I like how the left gentleman has unbuttoned his shirt collar and the way he's tucked in the napkin. The length of the trousers together with bare feet and the right shirt sleeve that does not show tells me: this is a relaxed gentleman, caught in the moment doing what Im sure he does best.
loving the shoes with no socks on these chaps. Younger guy in right looks particularly sharp – are those striped cuffs pocking out from under his sleeves? Very racey but he is in Milan. Nice colour of suit which allows for more casual shoes. If the suit was black this would be all wrong. Peaked lapels is an interesting choice but does not look bad I think in this case.