…..yes they look good, but why…oh why…do people try so hard to look “elegant” when travelling to bigger cities???? Elegance goes with a natural ease, comfort and simplicity…elegance is a natural grace…..
On him, though, I don’t think anyone past 23 yrs old should attempt the blazer-with-denim-with-sneakers look. Or, if absolutely necessary, a Chuck or a Jack Purcell ONLY. There’s a reason that this look with a Gucci loafer is safe and classic.
How could she let him leave the house looking this way?
Casually Chic Couple The womans is very glamorous in her tulip skirt turned up collar and widest of wide leather belts slick back hair and pointed toed shoes. The man is charming He looks full of mischief and fun
I’ll have to rely on other commenters to explain why this gentleman in ordinary jeans, sneakers, button-front shirt, and an unconstructed navy jacket is to be at all commended for his dress sense. His clothes fit adequately and he appears well-groomed. Is that all it takes?
Now the lady, on the other hand, demonstrates some serious style – the jacket, bag, belt, shades, hairstyle, maquillage, and jewelry are very well accomplished. This look is not modern, but it shows a definite point of view, personal style, and attention to detail. She reminds me a bit of legendary New York fashionista Fran Martin.
I would ask two question of the female Sartorialistas who may read this post:
1. How do you feel about that poufy, pocketed, low-slung, layered skirt? It seems to me a slim pencil skirt in chocolate, dark army green, or even khaki would have better served the total look.
2. Women of my mother’s generation (she is 70 and was quite the clothes horse from the 50′s through the 80′s) would never have been seen in black shoes with a brown belt and bag. Is the convention of coordinating shoes with other leather accessories outmoded? The mis-match looks wrong here, not least because those sleek black calfskin slingbacks are quite conservative.
I love almost all your ‘models’, but something about this woman’s look doesn’t work for me. It just doesn’t flow. Perhaps she is trying too hard. And she must not be a local, because those heels will not last long between those cobblestones!
1. Signature Sart bike in background 2. If they are Milanese, why are they holding a map to their city?! 3. I can’t get into the bag, belt, and shoe combo – each element is great on its own, but it’s too many colours all together. 4. I can 3. because the coat this lady is wearing is fabulous, her hair is perfect, and her makeup impeccable.
I’m french living in Montreal (city of no style at all) and asking myself if i’d better get back to europe and go to live in Italy as i always wish, or stay here. When i read ur blog and watch ur pics… i definilty make my choice:get back to europe!! Luckily italian people are there to tell the world what is style… (sorry for other countries)
If a person likes big sunglasses she should wear them. I’m so tired of people saying they can’t wait for a trend to die. Maybe some people actually like wearing big sunglasses! Isn’t it more annoying to see someone slavishly follow the latest trends than to see someone holding on to a trend because they actually like it??
I live in Madrid and would take this tourist couple over the shorts, t-shirt, running white sneakers combos we typically get here. Francesca I much rather have people trying to look “elegant” than not care. To board a plane these days is depressing. What are they thinking? they must not spend much time in the Sartorialist blog… I think it would be appropriate that when you are asked the security questions at the airport you are also reminded that you represent your country and its style abroad and therefore please refrain from wearing wearing running sneakers when not exercising, etc…
while i appreciate the effort these tourists are making, but i don’t think either of these two are really sart worthy. The mans outffit is just average, and the woman’s outfit just doesn’t work. part of the problem is the shoes, but it’s more than that, i think it might be just the it’s overall flow of her outfit.