Friday, June 19, 2009

On the Street……White & Blue, Florence


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  1. k.

    June 19, 2009 at 8:42 am

    Oh my god, this man is so chic. It takes me back to another time. Why don't *most* men dress like this anymore?

  2. ticktock89

    June 19, 2009 at 8:42 am

    absolutely AMAZING! this man knows style!

  3. Anonymous

    June 19, 2009 at 8:44 am

    He's a magnet~! I want to make him less than white~! NOW~!

  4. Brigadeiro

    June 19, 2009 at 8:47 am

    Absolutely dazzling & impeccable, down to the watch, cufflinks & pocket hankerchief…

  5. Anonymous

    June 19, 2009 at 8:59 am

    I am in love.

  6. Anonymous

    June 19, 2009 at 9:09 am

    Wow.. these are the posts I've been missing from last summer!

    and please Sart, come to Montreal!!


  7. Diana

    June 19, 2009 at 9:11 am

    Game, Set and Match! Wooooow!
    Is it his yacht in the background :-))))

  8. stacy

    June 19, 2009 at 9:12 am

    a handsome man – no doubt about it.

  9. JamieDOTBall

    June 19, 2009 at 9:13 am

    tres suave

  10. Anonymous

    June 19, 2009 at 9:17 am

    Nice sunglasses…and nice pochette…italian taste…italian toucht…!

  11. -AJ-

    June 19, 2009 at 9:20 am

    This is just fantastic…

  12. Birdy

    June 19, 2009 at 9:29 am


  13. Anonymous

    June 19, 2009 at 9:33 am


  14. Anonymous

    June 19, 2009 at 9:34 am

    Solid suit.

  15. Jazzbuff630

    June 19, 2009 at 9:48 am

    This man knows how to dress.

    I'm printing out this picture, and tacking it to my bulletin board as inspiration. Talk about cutting a bella figura!

  16. JFK Jean

    June 19, 2009 at 9:50 am

    This is the way to wear a white suit. Damn Italians, always ahead of the rest…..

  17. Stephanie C.

    June 19, 2009 at 9:59 am

    chic! that is one white suit, perfect in every way.

    i can't help but ponder how he'd keep it so bright. i have a white suit…have decided where i live in the islands is impractical for so much white….impossible to keep it staying that fresh-looking.

    ok, back to the photo: looking closely, you see his suit isn't perfectly pressed. it may be all white, but it's not too precious. now that is style.

  18. WestIndianArchie

    June 19, 2009 at 10:03 am

    "Why don't *most* men dress like this anymore?"

    2 Words – BBQ Sauce.

    That's got to be a pain to keep clean all day.

  19. The Comet

    June 19, 2009 at 10:05 am

    he has the dapper pimp don look down..

    xxo HH

  20. Anonymous

    June 19, 2009 at 10:14 am

    I like everything else except that he is showing off his watch. The combination of dark tie and the printed kerchief is brilliant.

  21. Anonymous

    June 19, 2009 at 10:15 am

    I want to be where he is. I'm already putting together my fem outfit so we can go out .

  22. kasmslo

    June 19, 2009 at 10:17 am

    I'm pretty sure I can stare at this one forever.
    Everything literally and absolutely: impeccable.

  23. Anonymous

    June 19, 2009 at 10:20 am

    Its like seersucker in reverse – lovely

  24. Madalina Dragoi

    June 19, 2009 at 10:23 am

    Impeccable! Like mens from Monte Carlo:-)

  25. Anonymous

    June 19, 2009 at 10:27 am

    Far to much effort: The white suit is ok but at least one cuff should be closed to go through. Cuff links are too big and shiny together with a white suit; tie too wide and shirt to dressy for a white cotton (linen?) suit. Type of shirt, tie and cuff links links would go very well with a dark grey woolen suit.

  26. Alice Olive

    June 19, 2009 at 10:28 am

    I'd like to see the details of the pocket square – like the yellow with navy.

  27. Fringe

    June 19, 2009 at 10:35 am

    Sexy as all get out. Meooow.

  28. Anonymous

    June 19, 2009 at 10:37 am

    I love this look so much! Every detail is perfection, from the cuff links to the shades. This makes me want to get on a plane to Florence and walk around in white with the carefree Italian attitude seen here.

  29. Anonymous

    June 19, 2009 at 10:43 am

    this is what we've been missing! so nice to see and elegant gentleman in the sea of hipsters in jeans and such lately. the simple palette combined with the perfect details, the silk square, the knot of the tie, the sleeves turned back just so… he is casual perfection

  30. Anonymous

    June 19, 2009 at 10:51 am

    Finally, a return to something incredibly useful on this blog.

  31. Anonymous

    June 19, 2009 at 10:57 am

    Um-m-m! What delicious style. I wish I could see the details more clearly but I like the turned back jacket cuffs, the nice cuff-links, the watch, and are those stripes on his shirt sleeve? The clothes fit so superbly and he looks so at ease in himself. I think that element of self-possession is important if you are going to put yourself out there to be noticed.

  32. Anonymous

    June 19, 2009 at 11:00 am

    Pearlescent, tight look, to say the least. He should be deemed the International Leisure Man. I like it when you take shots of great outfits like this because it creates a sort of suspense–an intense curiosity about what this guy looks like from the knees down (I am curious about his shoe choice). Great taste, less filling–looks that are simple and uncluttered are the best.

  33. Nan Myers

    June 19, 2009 at 11:23 am


  34. Olviya

    June 19, 2009 at 11:37 am

    good tailored suite and smile))

  35. life according to celia...

    June 19, 2009 at 11:42 am


  36. Anonymous

    June 19, 2009 at 11:53 am

    The return of the real Men style on the Sartorealist.
    We need more pls
    Thank you



    June 19, 2009 at 11:55 am

    No doubt the most classy fashionable men are in Florence and also in Parma, Modena, Reggio Emilia…

  38. Guy

    June 19, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    hate to be disagreeable, but i think this is overdone…. the open surgeon cuffs, the bauble cuff links… it just looks like he's trying too hard. the cell phone in his jacket pocket also doesn't work. and i think he's gotten a manicure.

  39. NVA

    June 19, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    his sunglasses is exclusiv…

  40. Anonymous

    June 19, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    I never knew Joe Pantoliano was such a stylish cat

  41. Edward

    June 19, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    it makes me sad to know that if I bought everything this guy is wearing, I still could not pull this look off.

  42. Anonymous

    June 19, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    this outfit speaks style and how suits should be put together (with everything you are wearing considered) I like how everything compliments everything. Shirt, tie, pocket squares, cuffs, cuff links, the watch. I wish i could see the shoes. Everything is so effortless looking but well thought out….

  43. chicmuse

    June 19, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    the light in his look is great. love the white suit. he got it!


  44. An

    June 19, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    I love the color palette! The crisp white with the light blue makes the deep navy and shot of yellow in the pocket square really pop.
    I will certainly be adopting this palette for my summer ensembles, even if I am a female.

  45. Daphne

    June 19, 2009 at 1:24 pm


  46. Jey Van-Sharp

    June 19, 2009 at 1:27 pm


  47. Mvelase

    June 19, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    I'd love to know what shoes he's wearing with that outfit. A white suit always looks great, but the shoes is where I always stumble, white shoes always seem a bit too 80's for my liking, a nice pair of espadrilles picking up on the accent colours can work, but only with certain fabrics. WHAT SHOES!?!?!?!?

  48. Just me

    June 19, 2009 at 1:41 pm

  49. Allison

    June 19, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    I love the scarf in his pocket!

  50. Juliet

    June 19, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    I don't like white suits at all, but somehow he seems to pull it off.

    juliet xxx

  51. Daniel Sweden

    June 19, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    I've been missing these kind of posts thru the last time. I love this one.

  52. Gus W

    June 19, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    This is one guy who can pull off a white suit, in my opinion. I also like the two button cuffs on the jacket.

  53. Catherine

    June 19, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    AMAZING! Love it!

  54. greendress

    June 19, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    yes, it might look as if he tried to make this stylish, but isn't that what being stylish is about?

    the man is hot. his style is exquisite.

  55. The Khaki Crusader

    June 19, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    god, its great to see a good suit shot again. it's been forever. A summer suit should be casual and this one is fantastic. blue shirt, navy tie, cream/off white/white suit is an absolute knock-out. He keeps it different with that pocket-square. keep these coming

  56. Eliades Ochoa

    June 19, 2009 at 4:39 pm


  57. The Lisbon Tailor

    June 19, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    one day i want to be like this gent..

  58. Anonymous

    June 19, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    Great look!

    However, the leopard pocket square heightens his appearance slightly into "greasy old man" instead of ultra-suave middle-aged man. Fine line, and he's dancing right on top of it.

  59. Jeannie

    June 19, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Classy! His outfit makes me want to be a man…but only for a day. hehe.

  60. Juliette

    June 19, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    White looks soooo classy !

  61. Bombshell Kitten

    June 19, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Cue man-catcalls… now. His whole ensemble is fantastic, and I am in love with his watch.

  62. Ivan McK

    June 19, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    He is my hero!!!

    +Ivan McK

  63. Tili_lili

    June 19, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    Wow I adore this. Tanned man in such crisp colours, kinda reminds me of the 70's

  64. Anonymous

    June 20, 2009 at 5:03 am

    that smile would make anything look good! phworgh!

  65. Anonymous

    June 20, 2009 at 5:32 am

    YES I DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  66. Anonymous

    June 20, 2009 at 8:00 am


  67. hawaiiorchids

    June 20, 2009 at 8:34 am

    Florence Wonderfull

  68. seanjonesfoto

    June 20, 2009 at 9:33 am

    now, this man has Style with a capital "S"… great look and excellent portrait, as usual… ~peace

  69. secondvurss

    June 20, 2009 at 9:38 am


  70. Anonymous

    June 20, 2009 at 9:45 am

    Opening this was startling. This is quintessential style. What would the female version of this much class look like? Especially a women of his general age range?

  71. Anonymous

    June 20, 2009 at 9:49 am

    He looks amazing. Love his attention to detail.

  72. Ezra

    June 20, 2009 at 11:58 am


  73. xaverino

    June 20, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    with a Mediterranean skin type, flashy white with royal blue is the best combination with which you can wear everything…I like!

  74. Kelly

    June 20, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    this just made my day!

  75. Erik Hoff

    June 20, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    Check out that pocket square, awesome!

  76. Gwendolyn

    June 20, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    So classy, the people of Florence all look great! I'm visiting there next week, are you staying long?

  77. Janitorial Services In Seattle WA

    June 20, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    Nice one…

  78. Petulia

    June 20, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    Florence is great during Pitti. And the more I look at these pictures the more I feel like men have the best option in terms of fabrics and cuts. There is nothing like a perfect suit and a tailor made shirt

  79. Peter Breese

    June 20, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Fantastic! Very cool.

  80. travelbug

    June 20, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Muy rico! Rico y suave!

  81. Anonymous

    June 21, 2009 at 2:01 am

    I love it when you go to Florence or Italy for that matter. I fall in love with someone new every time. I must go back there…soon.

  82. Le 21ème

    June 21, 2009 at 2:12 am

    It's all in the cuffs! The jacket cuffs unbuttoned, the french-cuffed shirt, amazing cufflinks, and a great watch!



    June 21, 2009 at 5:21 am

    Great shot ! the guy looks so formal but yet so cool at the same time.
    Great cufflinks as well.
    I have heard a guy is launching a new brand and starting with cufflinks, made in France ! I would like to get in contact, since I ve heard his line is the ultimate chic and cool!
    anybody knows ?

    My best
    Diego Montoya

  84. Rabii BEN

    June 21, 2009 at 8:23 am

    It's all about the watch, the cufflinks and the pocket square.
    Bravo for the fresh touch !

  85. Heidi

    June 21, 2009 at 10:01 am

    Me like …

  86. Jack Daniel

    June 21, 2009 at 10:17 am

    I´m going to rock white & blue this whole summer.

  87. esarempee

    June 21, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    This may sound crazy, but it's dudes like this who make me wish I was balding!

  88. sandra

    June 22, 2009 at 1:26 am

    He looks so effortlessly put together and comfortable. everything works from the tie the that amazing pocket square. I wish i could wear all white and be that comfortable but i am clumsy and i know it.

  89. Nandi

    June 22, 2009 at 3:16 am

    This style is!

  90. Francis

    June 22, 2009 at 4:35 am

    elegant till the sleeves' cuffs!!!

  91. Designer Clothing

    June 22, 2009 at 6:34 am

    Very nice watch

  92. eHaberdasher

    June 22, 2009 at 10:32 am

    A great look that's tough to pull off… my only gripes – the cufflinks are a little bit much for the outift, and it may be better to put whatever he has inside his front right patch pocket and move it to one of the inner breast pockets – it's ruining the line of the jacket and disallows the jacket from hanging and draping nicely.

    Note to anyone who will try to mimic this look: 1. Be slim 2. Be tanned 3. Smile and wear with confidence

  93. Javi

    June 22, 2009 at 10:51 am

    I am charmed with this photo. This type of photos is really the style that I would like to see in the blog.

    Scott, please, do more photos of this type.

  94. Anonymous

    June 22, 2009 at 11:41 am

    The man on the picture is Toni Rossi, owner of Halston, famous menswear shop in Naples.

  95. A Super Dilettante

    June 22, 2009 at 11:43 am

    Absolute perferction.

  96. Allen - East Hampton

    June 22, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    This man has "spiffy" nailed down. I bet he always looks this good. Fab shot, too, Sart.

  97. Anonymous

    June 22, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    this looks like hollywood director john waters to me…

  98. Anonymous

    June 22, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Please tell me I'm not the only one who sees Lawrence Jamieson here… Smiling becuase he's just gotten rid of Freddy, yes?

  99. Anonymous

    June 22, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    There's a wondrous interplay at the center of buttons and cufflinks. The watch is a bit much, but otherwise, exceedingly well done.

  100. Carolina

    June 22, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    I like it!!! I would love to see his shoes, it's so difficult to match a pair with a white suit!!!

  101. Suhail

    June 23, 2009 at 12:44 am

    Wow what a baller. Must of had excellent lighting to pull that off. Thanks for the great picture.

  102. JFK Jean

    June 23, 2009 at 8:58 am

    Carolina @ 6.29. When wearing a white suit, keep it simple. You'll be good to go with black shoes or loafers…but then again, he's Italian, so he can very well be wearing purple loafers hehe

  103. Sara Lua

    June 23, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    He's excellent. I love his use of a family of blues and the swirly pattern of his handkerchief to his striped shirt.

  104. Anonymous

    June 23, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    stylish man indeed but cuff links plus jacket buttons PLUS Breitling equals confusion. Throws off the simplicity.

  105. Anonymous

    June 23, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    I need to meet men who dress like this. As a librarian who wears four inch heels every day, I need the challenge of a man ke that to inspire me to greater efforts.
    I have been lonely too long.

  106. Dan in Richmond

    June 25, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    Details, details! Love the accessories, down to the buttons on the jacket.

  107. Lance

    June 25, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    Great style!! The watch mathes the tie. The pocket square fits the entire outfit! Fantastic suit and great fit too!

  108. SSSUN

    June 26, 2009 at 6:49 am

    First I thought this guy was my best friend's dad, he wasn't.
    This guy got a great sense to match white color, but in over the top!
    i love this look

  109. Zoe's Wardrobe

    June 26, 2009 at 7:49 am

    I love this man's style, so timeless and chic! So effortless too, I love gentleman chic :)

  110. Anonymous

    June 28, 2009 at 11:34 am

    I love the look. As always, the test for anyone wearing a white suit is whether he looks like he is trying to start his own religion. I think he succeeds nicely. Magnificent.

  111. Anonymous

    June 29, 2009 at 11:16 am

    The man in this picture is napolitan!!!

    He is Mr. Tony Rossi. The owner of "Halston" and of "Il Travaso delle idee".

    A very elegant man.

  112. Hugo

    June 30, 2009 at 5:56 am

    Charm… the only word that occurs me to say… Love the suit, love the tie, love the cufflings…

  113. D. Michael Padilla

    June 30, 2009 at 10:55 am

    This is extremely smooth. Everything is following the rule book, but then he hits you with that unbelievable pocket square, which take the outfit to a whole new level. The high jacket cuffs add modernity to his debonair edge.

    I am a big fan, Scott!

  114. Anonymous

    July 1, 2009 at 3:02 am

    Finally, a well dressed man..But I've always been advised by discrete gentlemen never to undo the sleeves' buttons unless one is washing his hands! It's the ultimate show off! One is supposed to know you're wearing bespoke and not being told!

  115. the thinish

    July 14, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    who makes his glasses- they are magnificent!


    August 18, 2009 at 8:51 am

    Oooh the best combination of two colours! mmm!

  117. Anonymous

    December 12, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    He's showing the signs of a bespoke suit and of course cuffs & his cufflinks.

    I mean, there're right ways to look flattering and this is one of them!

    It's a very well done combination, not just color & patterns but the accessories as well!

  118. Bruno Eduardo

    December 16, 2009 at 11:47 am

    such a stunning style!! I am atonished

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    June 7, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Very nice!

  120. residential cleaning

    January 11, 2011 at 6:19 am

    Such a handsome and sparkling man. It's easy to fall in love with him.

  121. Anonymous

    June 20, 2011 at 12:22 am

    John Malkovich on holiday.

    Very few men give me something to aspire to. This man is the exception.

    This guy is killing the game.


  122. lindayoga

    August 22, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    So very handsome! I love the blue and white look. cery few can pull it off and I think he is the winner;)

  123. Seattle house cleaning service

    November 18, 2011 at 10:06 am

    absolutely AMAZING! I love gentleman chic :)

  124. Andrea Vitulano

    January 1, 2012 at 5:34 am

    Very nice! But the cufflinks I would have been more sober.
    The white dress in fact, already in itself attracts a lot of eyes. The elegance lies in simplicity is the first rule.


    Molto bello! Ma i gemelli li avrei messi più sobri.
    Il vestito bianco infatti già di per se attira molto lo sguardo. L’eleganza sta nella sobrietà è la prima regola.

  125. dcinDC

    April 11, 2012 at 10:23 am

    “What would the female version of this much class look like?” She would look like Loretta Young or Jane Wyman – a blue shirtwaist dress to complement his shirt, big white necklace, big “boyfriend” watch, navy canvas woven wedge heels, and a Kelly bag.

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