Thursday, November 29, 2007

Pitti Prep – The Photos I Have Pulled From The Archive

I love the idea of casual tennis shoes with a silk scarf at the neck


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  1. Topsy Turvy

    November 29, 2007 at 10:05 am

    Now if I could get my husband to dress like this …

  2. Anonymous

    November 29, 2007 at 10:22 am

    Isn’t it a bit impractical to wear a silk scarf in winter? It is not a very warm thing to wear. I have several, but I can’t really use them by day or night in the colder months, when something made of a fine wool is more useful.
    How do you solve this problem?

  3. Brazilian Girl #7

    November 29, 2007 at 10:33 am

    Sart, i love it when you post this kind of subject because it’s something i don’t get a chance to see in my everyday life AND you know them in a way so that you can select so well; i feel your pictures’ quality is at its best too around this guys… (eventhough they are all amazing, don’t know if i mentioned it before..jeje). :)

  4. landis smithers

    November 29, 2007 at 10:34 am

    see, these shots make me want:

    a gravel courtyard

    a strong dark wall

    italian light

    a good photographer to catch me against it all

  5. Jingoist

    November 29, 2007 at 10:36 am

    I really like how the 2nd picture (gentleman with the suede boots) and the last picture (blue patterned scarf) make tweed look fresh and contemporary and not “classic” (see: outdated). And both do it in different ways, but achieve the same great result- fitting tweed into their overall look and not having it stand out.

  6. jeff

    November 29, 2007 at 10:42 am

    Where is your picture for today scott?

  7. Anonymous

    November 29, 2007 at 10:46 am

    Ahh! The man with the paisley scarf!!

    I love this man’s look,the single pleat pant,his light blue striped shirt,torise shell glasses,it all goes together so well.

    I think I see a suede belt,was he wearing suede shoes?

    I want to be like him some day!

  8. Anonymous

    November 29, 2007 at 11:02 am

    I love the casual tennis shoes look. I have so many pairs of converse and I wear them with almost everything. It adds such a great youthful punch to any outfit.

  9. Les

    November 29, 2007 at 11:22 am

    what’s crazy about the last picture is that it sorta of looks like me…love the shoes.

  10. Anonymous

    November 29, 2007 at 11:51 am

    Dudes, looking good.

  11. Stephanie

    November 29, 2007 at 11:57 am

    white jeans in winter… interesting…

  12. Anonymous

    November 29, 2007 at 12:54 pm

    I love EVERYTHING about the first picture. The red sweater, the beige tennis shoes, his age, his youth, how polished he looks but yet how casual his attitude is… he embodies so many beautiful contradictions.

  13. Anonymous

    November 29, 2007 at 1:58 pm

    Lots of men now. To cut it short I think they all have a style of their own,a personal one. And that is fine.

  14. Nomadic

    November 29, 2007 at 2:19 pm

    I love it! I was so sad when I couldnt wear my new white jeans I got on sale, but now I think I`ll rock them anyway! :>

  15. Anonymous

    November 29, 2007 at 2:39 pm

    I totally agree with anon 12:54. I love the photo of the first gentleman. He still has a fire in his eye and is so trendy/youthful, has some personality in his outfit. I love it! I hope to maintain those qualities when I get older. He has the best face! What an outfit!

  16. Anonymous

    November 29, 2007 at 3:42 pm

    New to your blog but LOVE it!

    white jeans…ok, I am a chick, but a smooth dressing chick
    I wear white jeans in winter in the south…all winter with a black turtleneck and always on my Harley…
    your blog is something to look forward to daily

  17. Anonymous

    November 29, 2007 at 5:30 pm

    The gentleman at 12:54 is Yukio Akamine of Incontro and Y. Akamine, a designer, consultant and educator in Japan.

    I like the classic converse with the cuffed grey trousers for a vintage casual look. Jack Purcells would also work.

    These shoes and trousers remind me of the photos that Orlando Suero took of the young senator JFK, Jackie, Ethel and Bobby in Georgetown in the mid-50s.

  18. Anonymous

    November 29, 2007 at 5:34 pm

    Silk scarves will work in the winter when backed with wool or cashmere, like the bottom two photos seem to show.

  19. namhenderson

    November 29, 2007 at 6:59 pm

    All inspirational shots.

    And i actually had the same grayish Converse, but in high-tops…

    Makes me want to buy them again.

  20. Anonymous

    November 29, 2007 at 8:41 pm

    This is why I love the Sartorialist so much: these photos and then Anon 5:30′s comment about Orlando Suero’s fotos of the 1950′s Kennedys in Georgetown. I had to google image Orlando Suero and then also see that Suero photographed Antonio Carlos Jobim in 1963…talk about style and zeitgeist.

  21. Emma

    November 29, 2007 at 8:57 pm

    i have a couple missoni silk scarves…i wear them anyway suffer in the cold, but it looks fab…i’m inside 80% of the time anyway

  22. steph

    November 29, 2007 at 9:43 pm

    I usually just gloss over your men’s photos, but I am completely won over with today’s series. All are wonderful examples of urban polish. (I particularly love “Suede Boots” and “Paisley Scarf.)

  23. Anonymous

    November 29, 2007 at 11:17 pm


    the enemy.

  24. kstone

    November 30, 2007 at 1:31 am

    I think I commented on the second pic when you put it out the 1st time but I’ll comment again…Brown suede boots or brogues with grey flannels and a blazer/sportscoat is the pinnacle of elegant dressing for men. If you do it right- like this gent in the pic – it goes from monday morning meeting to sunday brunch.

  25. brandt

    November 30, 2007 at 8:12 am

    While it may not be “fashionable” to revisit last year for ideas, these looks, are all classic. They transcend time, and “fashions”.

  26. Anonymous

    November 30, 2007 at 2:32 pm

    Never leave without a scarf in autumn and winter. With a good scarf (wool off course!) you don’t need a coat in colder weather conditions. You just can walk around in your jacket. Very handy. And it looks great (well at least on these gents).


  27. Asian Models Blogger

    November 30, 2007 at 2:44 pm

    The Italians do have flairs with their scarves. Good for them!

  28. Shabnom

    November 30, 2007 at 3:03 pm

    Those large scarves always look fabulous and weird to me at the same time; but they really do make the outfit.

  29. Seattle Bites

    December 3, 2007 at 7:12 pm

    I find tennis shoes to be rather ugly for anything other than very causal activities. I do love wearing a print or white silk scarf with my suits.

  30. Seattle Bites

    December 3, 2007 at 7:15 pm

    anon said “Isn’t it a bit impractical to wear a silk scarf in winter? It is not a very warm thing to wear. I have several, but I can’t really use them by day or night in the colder months, when something made of a fine wool is more useful.
    How do you solve this problem?”

    I find wearing a heavy silk scarf in warm enough for winter. Most silk scarfs in the US are quite light weight so search for a heavier one like a Hermes or you can double two of them up.

  31. victime de la mode

    December 6, 2007 at 7:09 am

    definitely love mr converse !

  32. rach in scotland

    December 11, 2007 at 6:51 pm

    i love the top one, i want his outfit, its perfect. and the way hes sitting!

  33. Android Phones

    April 25, 2011 at 2:03 am


    I know this comment is slightly late, but I didn't have the opportunity to write anything yesterday. I just wanted to share how perfectly WONDERFUL these images are! My father was a carpenter while I was growing up, and we had a wood shop in our backyard where he would work during the days. I used to go out and visit him several times during the day, and I would do everything from play with the shavings and extra wood to give him pictures to "decorate" his shop with. I even remember a couple of clown ones! 2945abc45 0425

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