Wednesday, February 13, 2008

On the Street….Time Warp, Florence

I feel like if this was shot in black and white it could be an image from the 1930′s.


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  1. m

    February 13, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    this picture takes my breath away…lovely!

  2. a lady

    February 13, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    …except for the hair. that saves it from being costumey, lends it a little currency. lovely jacket, too.

  3. Gabriela

    February 13, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    It could be… Even if I would guess that his cell phone is in his pant’s pocket -or perhaps it is just a lighter-… I love everything about that jacket.

  4. Anonymous

    February 13, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    Sartorialist – if your site does anything, it sharpens everyones’
    visual perception. This can be in B/W from the 30s, but how do you explain the filtered cig, much less the Range Rover…. the Lear Jet in the upper left. Rite on Sart.

  5. Anonymous

    February 13, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    I totally agree with you Sart! Why don’t you convert the image to b&w and post it?

  6. Anonymous

    February 13, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    The hat, book, jacket and cigarette(yes I’m being politically incorrect) make this look.

  7. Anonymous

    February 13, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    sure… range rovers were so much cooler back then…

  8. Anonymous

    February 13, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    Great jacket! Good shot, Sart, real, elegant people!

  9. Anonymous

    February 13, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    luv that patches hat…and yess it will looks like 1930′s if u got it black & white…


    adil sg

  10. Nadine

    February 13, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    Wonderful shot. What a gorgeous, gorgeous face.

  11. Anonymous

    February 13, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    it could be from the 1930′s but he would still look stupid then

  12. katethegreat00

    February 13, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    My god he’s beautiful. I want him for Valentine’s Day!

  13. Anonymous

    February 13, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    I think it could also be 1966, Sart.


    – desertwind

  14. Austin

    February 13, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    beautiful fit on the jacket!! i personally like my sleeves a tiny bit longer, but cropped-a-little-short is in for men’s jackets these days i know.

    an average suit store will tell you the bottom of the coat should hit where your fingers meet the palm of your hand.
    i dig this (jacket) look, though.

  15. bigballershotcaller

    February 13, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    He could’ve gone without the hat and this would still be a strong look. This is just awesome. I wonder what he had on his feet…

  16. TypicalFashion

    February 13, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    kind of reminds me of brando

  17. Anonymous

    February 13, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    So hot! But lose the smoke!

  18. Anonymous

    February 13, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    Love Everything, simple is good!

  19. citizen

    February 13, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    Wow. What a cool hat, and a lovely coat, and such poise. A well groomed man is always something to be appreciated.

  20. me

    February 13, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    Great look apart from the stupid, for lack of no better term, hat. I have to disagree with it looking retro though.

    The dark shirt? The finely patterned jacket? Tight pants? The loose hair?

    Very contemporary.

  21. Robin Claire

    February 13, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    Just so classic. Love it.

  22. Mitchell

    February 13, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    Everything looks impeccable.

  23. The Dude

    February 13, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    Well, I like the Zegna jacket fo’ sho’… but, even under today’s standards, it should at least cover your butt. I believe if you were to look at him from behind, half of it would be left out.

    I think jacket pockets are meant to be used, but daaaamn kiddo!!!

  24. Anonymous

    February 13, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    Love it!

  25. beck

    February 13, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    that is definitely a wonderful shot and beautiful outfit. i wish i were grand enough to be worthy of being captured by your photo lens.

  26. The Urban Naturalist

    February 13, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    The jacket + the cigarette really make this look. It’s an example of accessories legitimizing an over-sized hat.

  27. Anonymous

    February 13, 2008 at 11:15 pm


  28. The Sporting Life Society

    February 14, 2008 at 12:11 am

    I think Mike Damone wore this same outfit in Fast Times…

  29. Anonymous

    February 14, 2008 at 12:42 am

    Could be the most beautiful jacket I have ever seen…

  30. Anonymous

    February 14, 2008 at 12:50 am

    He with the sad, sad eyes…

  31. enc

    February 14, 2008 at 1:12 am

    Maybe you ought to play with the levels until it “looks” black-and-white, and repost it?

    It’s a great photo.

  32. Anonymous

    February 14, 2008 at 3:21 am

    Let’s do the time warp again…

  33. Joanna in the kitchen

    February 14, 2008 at 4:07 am

    I’m not sure if it would be 1930′s. Maybe if he looses his cigarette. I guess, they smoked fags without filters at that time;-)And he would have definitely shorter hair. Anyway let’s leave travel in time behind. He simply looks cute.

  34. Raquel

    February 14, 2008 at 5:10 am

    When you look for vintage clothes, this is the way.

  35. Anonymous

    February 14, 2008 at 9:25 am

    Excellente jacket, really excellente!

  36. momo

    February 14, 2008 at 9:50 am

    This is what you call a cupid bow mouth. Happy Valentine’s day!

  37. Sam

    February 14, 2008 at 10:23 am

    Austin makes a good point on the coat bottom length, it’s shorter than what’s recommend, but I like it…makes him look taller. In fact, scroll down the blog and look at the suit/jacket/sweater bottoms that fall at the guy’s wrist they all look taller (longer legs) I prefer this proportion to the recommened one we see on Mr Barbera (though don’t get me wrong, he still looks good, but he looks like he’s half top half bottom).

    Would the guy’s butt be sticking out a little from behind…maybe, but my girlfriend says she likes being able to see mine.

  38. Amelimelo

    February 14, 2008 at 11:42 am

    Really cute

  39. cigalechanta

    February 14, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    Not many could get away with that hat but it suits him. I like his look.

  40. Anonymous

    February 14, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    Funny, my no.1 rule when buying clothes is “Would this item look out of place in a 1940′s (or earlier) street scene photograph?” No big logos, natural colours, classic tailoring and cuts. Great photo.

  41. Anonymous

    February 14, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    He is absolutely beautiful!! Love everything!

  42. bif

    February 14, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    The jacket is pure awesome–though a little too short, right?

    The cigarett is cool, but his receding gums won’t be in a couple of years.

  43. Anonymous

    February 14, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    It’s the hat I like best in the picture even though I don’t especially like the hat itself. Maybe it pops out at me because the jacket is so simple. He’s lovely. I don’t think he knows it, which of course makes it better.

  44. Anonymous

    February 14, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    Easy and debonair. Very very nice. I want to place his head in my lap, play with his hair and read that book to him beneath a shade tree.

  45. miss cavendish

    February 14, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    The hat, the hair, the eyes, the book, and the smoke (and I’m a vehement nonsmoker)–a young scholar off to read and think. Just perfect.

  46. cordelia

    February 14, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    Or still Florence in sixteen something, Renaissance! With his cap and face… Eternal beautiful Italy.


    February 14, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    …it could be an image from the 1930′s….
    true, maybe an August Sander portrait

  48. Nick Couch

    February 14, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    …apart from the Range Rover in the background.

  49. cyber_flip_angas

    February 14, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    this photo only shows that good fashion is timeless.

  50. cami

    February 15, 2008 at 4:03 am

    he’s just adorable. i could look at this picture for hours.

  51. Andrew

    February 15, 2008 at 10:07 am

    Nobody knows how to dress better than the Italians. Excuse moi Paris…

  52. Anonymous

    February 15, 2008 at 11:36 am

    I want to make wild love to his hat.

  53. tintin

    February 15, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    Speaking on behalf of straight men eveywhere…I can only pray he’s gay. Then it would be fair he looked like that.

  54. Anonymous

    February 15, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    30s meet 70s!! love it!

  55. Scooby

    February 16, 2008 at 3:18 am

    What a unique, yet classic look! The hat accentuates the gentleman’s hair.

  56. Anonymous

    February 17, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    I’ve looked at a lot of photos, and their all so simple, yet they all have something vast about them. Their all so sharp and clean, and their “street” people which makes all of these pictures very unique. I like this picture the most because it’s a simple man, wearing a simple everyday outfit, yet with a good angle this shot becomes what you might see on the cover of a modeling magazine.

  57. Anonymous

    February 18, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    I like everything. Even the hat. This is another example of how to mix pieces and make them all look JUST right.
    Note: the guy is gorgeous and probably intelligent (unless the book is also an accessory LOL).

  58. sussurro

    February 22, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    How beautiful. Stepped right out of ‘Boy with Vase of Roses’ by Caravaggio. He could have modeled for several…
    It is his attitude, the slightly up-tilted chin that makes him rock this look – as if he’s daring you not to like the hat. Which by the way I DON’T. But if you have to see it, better on that head…

    How I envy you, Sart!


  59. Ashlee

    March 6, 2008 at 6:58 am

    It’s not just his clothes that are good looking…

  60. Mecino

    July 18, 2008 at 8:20 am

    What a beautiful pic. He looks so relaxed, so perfect… Indeed he could have come straight from the 1930s… perfect

  61. Nique

    December 1, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Lose the hat or change it for a tweed newsboy hat.
    I’ll go one better. A nice black French beret. Goes with the long locks

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