Sunday, January 8, 2006

Some Sartorialist’s Look At The Shoulder First, I Look At The Sleeves

I love how slim the sleeves are on Lapo Elkann’s jacket in the photo. It is well known that he inherited his grandfather’s ,Gianni Agnelli, old clothes. Lapo had found himself in a sticky situation lately but at least he continues the family legacy of sartorial excellence.


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  1. Fashion Police

    January 8, 2006 at 10:39 am

    That outfit was going so RIGHT…until you look at those *gasp* JEANS!!

    I swear they’re hiked up past the navel. The wash doesn’t mesh well with the rest of the outfit.

  2. The Sartorialist

    January 8, 2006 at 10:56 am

    I don’t think the are jeans, i think they are colored khaki’s, look at the pockets.

  3. Anonymous

    January 8, 2006 at 1:58 pm

    whether it’s a pair of jeans or not, it looks like, so it’s not a good outfit anyway…
    I can’t understand your persistence on lapo… come on, he designed those sweaters…

  4. The Sartorialist

    January 8, 2006 at 4:30 pm

    what can i say, i think he has a quirky style,
    a friend of mine sometomes says “so bad its good”
    I think his combo take a minute to adjust to the eye but i like that.

  5. Anonymous

    January 8, 2006 at 5:15 pm

    I agree with the sartorialist..
    he has a quirky style that, at
    times, needs a second look to


  6. Anonymous

    January 9, 2006 at 5:31 am

    ok… but being italian as I am, I see him on newspapers everyday, and in my town (turin, that’s his town, too) each old lady is worried about him (you know his drug+ts affair..) but is ready to kick everybody else’s ass if caught in the same situation… so I just can’t stand him

    and then, country flag on wrist cuffs is so “italians do it better” I just can’t think of it as elegant…

    and those sweaters…

  7. The Sartorialist

    January 9, 2006 at 7:40 am

    I think all of his difficulties makes him a much more human and interesting character,

    Wouldn’t you hate him more if everything was just perfect for him.

    • Simone Fraser

      January 12, 2015 at 7:20 pm

      I have not yet found any images of the infamous sweaters but Mr Elkann appears to have more outfits than Barbie. many are very fine, in my opinion, some are obviously for visual drama!

  8. Anonymous

    January 9, 2006 at 8:14 am

    hey wait a second, I don’t hate him, nor I judge him for his difficulties, it’s just his style and his mediatic omnipresence that I don’t appreciate…

    and of course I hate those sweaters

    • Simone Fraser

      January 12, 2015 at 7:15 pm

      After this conversation, I’ve got to look at the Lapo Elkann sweaters.
      This conversation is not recent, I know, but I do like the cut of this jacket: the length of arms and sleeves, the slim arm circumference, the colour and I assume the fabric is quality from the look of it and how long it has evidently lasted.
      There has not been any relative for me I’d want to inherit the clothes of!

  9. T&A addict

    January 9, 2006 at 7:10 pm

    I read with interest the various comments on Lapo Elkann. I was privileged to meet him regularely a few years back and I can attest that on top of his faultless style he possesses the most important elegance of all, that of the heart. It was only after a few dinners that I learned his relationship to Gianni Agnelli from a common friend. His modesty and kindness are what I remember about him. I wish him the best possible recovery

  10. Will

    January 9, 2006 at 9:35 pm

    Narrow sleeves have an unfortunate tendency to wrinkle like hell. Only for people who can change clothes at noon and again at six.

  11. Anonymous

    January 11, 2006 at 12:46 pm

    with that kinda cash, who needs to look good? as long as his dealer’s happy…

  12. Anonymous

    January 17, 2006 at 7:07 pm

    who makes his shirts?

  13. Swagger

    January 21, 2006 at 5:37 pm

    I am sure the sleeves were designed this tight originaly. This shirt did belong to the man who pioneered wearing ones watch over the sleeve. If the sleeve was too loose it would bunch and look way too messy. God is in the details my fine fashion friends.

  14. Anonymous

    January 25, 2006 at 6:49 pm

    Did anyone see the Feb 06 issue of Vanity Fair, The story about Lapo Elkann ( how tragic!), does anyone know where to find a shirt similar to the one he’s wearing on pg.136 ?( I like that collar style).

  15. Anonymous

    March 13, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    is that fabio capello

  16. Anonymous

    August 15, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    You're absolutely right here..The length of the sleeves is the key element..1 in 10000 gents gets it right…Not that I counted but never saw any in 10 years in Sydney but I'm guessing…Next come the shoes…for that just forget it, unless you're into R.M Williams boots (which I am fortunately)..

  17. Anonymous

    January 26, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Not shoulders, not sleeves, not shoes (that's second). First is the waistline. It's like the real estate – location, location, location. This one is good, if not perfect.

  18. Bluespana

    June 8, 2010 at 11:05 am

    That is Fabio Capello, England manager and quite the fashionista himself.

  19. crazyme

    June 17, 2012 at 4:10 am

    Why must people judge? Everyone who judges is so perfect and compassionate to their own. There but for the Grace of God go you! Good Luck Lapo, God Bless.

  20. Bogdan Andrei

    January 21, 2013 at 10:05 am

    I like Lapo’s style and I don’t care about his non-perfect private life. It’s hard to be in his shoes, with all the media attention, and to be in the same time a saint. He has a great personality, which is his biggest fortune.

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