Friday, September 21, 2012

On the Street….Via Senato, Milan


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  1. style alphabet

    September 21, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    The Italians men know what style means. And the helmet is a subtle way of saying we are Italians and we have style!

    • SM

      September 21, 2012 at 8:47 pm

      Agreed! When I went to Italy all the men were so well dressed I was in disbelief!
      The helmet is a nice touch and I also love the dynamics between these two men.

    • axeaboutme

      September 21, 2012 at 8:50 pm

      brilliant helmet, obviously. made in china, prob.

      • James

        October 8, 2012 at 4:58 pm

        Helmet Piaggio “Vespa” Designed and Made in Italy

        • cracatoa

          January 10, 2014 at 8:59 pm

          and then move to china for the global mass product

  2. The-Bigwig

    September 21, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    His helmet is absolutely hypnotizing!

  3. Bohemian Style

    September 21, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Super chic helmet.

  4. Jennifer

    September 21, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Great photo!

    xo Jennifer

  5. Charlotte

    September 21, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    I love how their hands make them “connect” even more!

  6. Anna Athens

    September 21, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Everybody understands ,these are Italians!

  7. Ginger Kay

    September 21, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    I’m certain that I would look 300% more stylish riding a Vespa.

    • Name*

      September 30, 2012 at 2:46 pm

      But he´s riding a Vespa. (well not a classic one but a Vespa scooter anyway)

  8. Mary Boctor

    September 21, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Love it!

  9. kitchen afternoon

    September 21, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    You look great!
    No, my friend, you look great!
    Really, we both look great!

    • YQS

      September 22, 2012 at 10:32 pm



    September 21, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Hi Alessandro, what a beautiful surprise to see you in the picture. You have been always tasteful and polite…. even when you were my boss ! With all counterfeit pictures here around, this real photo makes me feel that the deep elegance is made by authenticity.
    Till the next…CIAO

    • Alessandro

      September 26, 2012 at 9:31 am

      ciao grazie per i complimenti ma chi sei????

  11. Comme fraiche

    September 21, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    both men look great in their suits, but the helmet steals the spotlight

  12. L. C. Zamorano

    September 21, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Italians know exactly what minds “bella figura”…..

  13. Notes from the Pack

    September 21, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    That’s pretty awesome! He wears the helmet with such nonchalance – I think that’s what makes it work.

  14. jdit

    September 21, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    An Italian Roger Ranjet?

    • jdit

      September 21, 2012 at 8:35 pm

      oops – that’s Ramjet…


    September 21, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    amazing style :)

  16. The 3 F's

    September 21, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    The body language in this picture is a clear sign of respect and camaraderie. Not to mention that even sitting on a scooter, this man looks refined and classy. Un popolo speciale!

    • Maria (from Cambridge)

      September 21, 2012 at 8:19 pm

      I totally agree.

  17. Cindy A

    September 21, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    When I visited Italy, everyone had little dogs riding in the foot space of their Vespas.

  18. Simbarashe

    September 21, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Now this is a great photo.

  19. Sevan

    September 21, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    I like the fact that italian men can touch each other without raising eyebrows. The helmet is hilarious and the vespa tres stylish.

    • The 3 F's

      September 21, 2012 at 8:14 pm

      Ironically this is true in San Francisco as well.

  20. Jenny Kozlow

    September 21, 2012 at 7:50 pm

  21. liza

    September 21, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    They are gorgeous.

  22. [email protected]

    September 21, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Looks like they’re having a serious conversation.

  23. Núbia

    September 21, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    the old guys acting modern people and their modern machines..
    isnt´that another “cliché”??
    so bothering

  24. Black and Olive

    September 21, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Cool ride! Loving that helmut!

  25. Andy

    September 21, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Milanese men throw all dating age parameters out the window.

  26. carlos

    September 21, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Everytime I go to Italy (Milan the most usual) I find amazing the amount of scooters on the streets; I know how practical a motorcycle can be in a crowded city’s traffic, but the scooters add a certain charm to the vehicle.
    Being one of the first that ever appeared, the Vespa is a classic, and it is a must for those who like classics…
    The helmet brings humor to the scene, I think. I once had a shirt with the same red/white/green circles and my friends used to joke: “hey, it’s a target! shoot right here” :-)

    Great scene though!

  27. Jamie Grace-Duff

    September 21, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    There is such a story here! Hey, I thought it was mine turn for the scooter!? No, my friend, I told you I had the scooter until the weekend… Ok, well, I guess this one time its ok… I’d give you a ride, but where did you leave your helmet?


    September 21, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    ok, true italian style, avec l’indispensable mélange de show off et de désinvolture. Ceci étant, je n’aimerais pas les avoir à table avec moi…

  29. Liza D.

    September 21, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Fabulous! Really wish more American men wore ties more often. These men look stylish and elegant, but not the least bit uptight or stuffy. Their mutual affection is clear. Wonderful photo!

  30. Clo

    September 21, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Being italian, i’d Say they are the usual milanese, Too Sun tanned, acting young but over 50, and the helmet is ridicolous and flashy… Not elegant at all. The kind u see around with youngrr girls…

  31. Alessia

    September 22, 2012 at 3:15 am

    I LOVE IT ALL!!!


  32. Margherita

    September 22, 2012 at 3:28 am

    The helmet is the best of the best!

  33. Juanita

    September 22, 2012 at 3:39 am

    What is there not to love in this photograph? x

  34. Becky Bedbug

    September 22, 2012 at 6:03 am

    Amazing! It’s like he never grew out of the 60s!


  35. Chahrazad

    September 22, 2012 at 6:36 am

  36. Virginia L

    September 22, 2012 at 6:42 am

    Tanto italiano
    tanto milanese

  37. Raul de Lara

    September 22, 2012 at 8:59 am

    I love VESPA!!!!!!

  38. LIZPR

    September 22, 2012 at 9:31 am

    YAY! Finally! Someone on wheels with proper safety gear!

    I TOTALLY get the romantic girl-on-bicycle-with-hair-flowing-to-her-shoulders thing, but it ain’t safe in the city, lemme tell ya. I’ve longed to see someone pull off a stylish helmet – a tall order, I know.

    I am NOT surprised it is a sophisticated Italian gentleman! Lol

  39. IS THIS IT? models review

    September 22, 2012 at 10:39 am

    hehe Italian pride!


    September 22, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Alessandro, you and your friend are so deeply elegant. And a good example of how the art of photography should be done. CIAO.

  41. princessglee

    September 22, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Who’s that taking the picture in the reflection from behind the rear view mirror?

  42. bea spero

    September 22, 2012 at 11:54 am

    “less is more”: classical italian style plus Vespa always win!

  43. giulia

    September 22, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    This is a perfect example of italian male elegance.

  44. Alexa

    September 22, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    I dont know who these men are, but they look pretty cool to me ! ;)

  45. Daisy Nguyen

    September 22, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    LOVE their looks. Old pals, both regal and handsome.
    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:

  46. Xeana

    September 23, 2012 at 11:56 am

    He is very elegance!!


  47. Sartor Resartus

    September 23, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Italians get away with all sorts of €$Â¥% because they have style and charm. These boys look like they are up to no good. bless them…

  48. Steve Williams

    September 23, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Central Pennsylvania is a long way from Milan and I doubt I’ll ever see such a stylish site, Vespa or otherwise, around here. The only suit wearing men I know who ride have their business garb shrouded underneath an Aerostich RoadCrafter riding suit. Definitely not stylish by Italian standards.

    Looking at the photograph has me wondering if I shouldn’t turn a few more dollars towards my own wardrobe.

  49. gustavo

    September 23, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    MOLTO ITALIANO…..Italians do it better!!!!

  50. Tammara Shelley

    September 24, 2012 at 2:46 am

    I like that bike…

  51. Bobbie Hurst

    September 24, 2012 at 2:47 am

    Now this sure is Italy. They are looking good!

  52. Tammara Shelley

    September 24, 2012 at 2:49 am

    I love their suits… so elegant!

  53. Scooter Maven

    September 25, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    I love this photo for so many reasons – #1 reason is that is my dream Vespa !!

  54. Marcos SIlvo Nogales

    January 21, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Dolce Vita!

  55. GLIMPH

    November 12, 2014 at 8:08 am

    Love this picture, telling a story..

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