1. tiffany.

    October 12, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    no socks!!!
    i DIE for it :))


  2. Joel Sager

    October 12, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    LOVE the single button cuff on the jacket!


    October 12, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Love that shade in his suit and the shoes are great!


  4. theperfect

    October 12, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    Chic,yes. Happy, ummm. Love the loafers and what a perfect haircut.

  5. Michelle Bobb-Parris

    October 12, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    That he definitely is.

    Can I say the light is just wonderful? I do love shooting at shows because of the light, I have to say.



  6. Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 at 4:54 pm


  7. Roberto

    October 12, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    He has good ankles. I suppose that helps.

  8. Ruyi

    October 12, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    you can almost hear what he's thinking. excellent angle!

  9. FH

    October 12, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Chic but a little too serious !! :-)

  10. Gautam (pronounced Gotham)

    October 12, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Personally, I'm not a fan of suit sans socks. Shame, actually, it ruins an otherwise brilliant look.

  11. Coco

    October 12, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Love this! So simple yet so extremely elegant and sexy.

  12. Francesca

    October 12, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    looove the short pants


    http://lekisskiss.blogspot.com <– Texas gal bloggin fashion from NYC!

  13. Kate

    October 12, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    loeve the trousers.
    I think if I were wearing that (and if I were a man!), I would be a bit happier than he looks!


  14. Eryl

    October 12, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    He has glorious ankles. So looking forward to the: 'what? no socks!' comments.

  15. Queen of Mayhem

    October 12, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    I quite like the no sock look, but I personally HATE how it feels. I wonder how people do it all day!


  16. Sara

    October 12, 2010 at 5:20 pm

  17. Vikki

    October 12, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Very unconventional choice, not wearing any socks!
    But chic nonetheless!!



  18. Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Love the patch pockets on the 50's suit. Claudia Rossi of DNA Groove has done a 60's Mod suit with patch pockets. Way Cool -HK

  19. Valentine

    October 12, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    Those italian they really do master the art of Chic!

    -diary of a fashion stylist-

  20. Tractor Radio Co.

    October 12, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    I like the single button cuff. Nice detail.

  21. Colette Ali

    October 12, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    Mr Tonchi always looks dapper – very pleasing on the eye.
    I also like the lady in the picture too, is she Joanna Coles? simple and chic, and loving the bag!

  22. Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    do you ever come to miami?

  23. Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    cute as a button, pinch his lil cheeks! ox

  24. Pamela

    October 12, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    Isn't it funny how going sans socks elevates your chic factor by a million points?

    Call Me Ishmael

  25. Tristan

    October 12, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    That girl sat behind him taking notes looks cute..

  26. MMM

    October 12, 2010 at 5:50 pm

  27. Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 at 5:58 pm


  28. Carole

    October 12, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    i like the look of the shoes without socks, but i promise my feet would be bleeding, it doesn't matter how good the shoe is.

  29. Laurita P

    October 12, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    no socks! at first i was afraid, i was petrified…but it actually works



  30. elxoxodemiprima

    October 12, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    he may be "chic" for some tastes but his choice of a naked Kim Kardashian for a fashion magazine was disastrous.

  31. Sydney

    October 12, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    yay, first to comment…again. Anyway, did you simply put this up because he's not wearing any socks? Because other than that, he seems pretty average. Oh, and I think he'd look loads better if he had some dark socks on.

  32. elizar33

    October 12, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    very chic indeed!!!


  33. Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    No socks with dress shoes (and sneakers) is such a pet peeve of mine >_< Why would such a fashionable man do that?

  34. milesisland

    October 12, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Love the way he's tied his tie.

  35. Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 at 6:42 pm


  36. Toni

    October 12, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    His tie is to die for. Love it.

  37. Jn

    October 12, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Is that chic?

  38. Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    in the gentleman's defense, he might be wearing little nylon socks. =)

    i love how he is so professional on top but relaxed and casual with his lack of showing socks.

  39. Lisa Petrarca

    October 12, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Scott, what show is he watching? He doesn't appear to be liking it very much (face & body language-crossed arms)…Hmmmm, penny for his thoughts.


  40. Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Yes, that's Joanna Coles, Editor-in-Chief of Marie Claire, next to the sans socks guy in the photo. :)

  41. Jose Camacho

    October 12, 2010 at 7:22 pm

  42. KristiMcMurry

    October 12, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    I love that he's twitching his foot. He totally looks like a high-class, fast-paced city fellow.

  43. Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 at 7:42 pm

  44. Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    No socks! That's definitely the focal point of this photo! Funny how that is…


  45. Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    How it should be done!!!!

  46. atypicalanecdote

    October 12, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    I'm completely obsessed with your sight now. :( His ankles are amazing…ahaha and I think he's so stern looking because he's studying each detail of what's on the runway.

  47. Karen in CT

    October 12, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    .. love it all, he looks great … could argue too great … but still … suit, loafers, tie, hair, crossed legs, good ankles … good package, even the "pose"

  48. J.Ro

    October 12, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    I wanna look cool in dress shoes sans socks, but it seems like a recipe for blisters!


  49. pefblog

    October 12, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    I would never wear my business attire to the beach. It would be hot, sand would get in my heels…
    Nor would I forget my socks with my business attire. The suit's fabric is beautiful. I would like to reach out and rub it between my thumb and forefingers. The "hip" sockless vibe doesn't seem to lend the proper respect that the fine fabric deserves

  50. Lee Oliveira

    October 12, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    I do love the suit and I also love the no socks look. Perhaps the suit needs to be more casual to get away with the no socks look here. I like the idea though. Great capture Scott


  51. Jim McDaniels

    October 12, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Why does everyone assume he isn't wearing socks?

    I would bet cash money that with those lovely shoes he is indeed wearing socks. I show ankle all the time and I wear "no show" cotton blend socks. I would never dream of going sock-less in a pair of expensive shoes.

  52. Annushka

    October 12, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    chic and chic ))) herein there is all unique taste!!!

  53. Angel

    October 12, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Gentlemanly perfection.. nuff said!

    Angels Point of View

  54. Siblings

    October 12, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    doesn't he look smart. and the ankle showing woo gives it that rebelious youthful edge.

  55. Wrenaissance Art

    October 12, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    His crossed leg reveals why sockless is not a choice for business attire.
    I'd rather not be forced to observe whether a male colleague's shins are hairy, hairless, shaved, wrinkled, freckled, whatever.

  56. AnonymousJK

    October 12, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    How is it possible that the omission of socks can make a man look so good?

  57. Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    The no socks look doesn't seem to fit tis fine business suit. Perhaps if the sit were a lighter color, a different fabric, and outdoors.

    Otherwise, he strikes me as showing too much leg, even though he seems to shave. ;)

  58. Milt-fresh_best-dressed

    October 12, 2010 at 11:59 pm


  59. Underemployed

    October 13, 2010 at 12:06 am

    Stefano! You look like a prince! A prince with no socks. With shoes like that, who needs socks?


  60. Liz S

    October 13, 2010 at 12:19 am

    Definitely socks needed when a classic suit and tie are worn. Dress down the suit and yes–the no sock look can be great.
    BTW–the suit is a wonderful colour, and the black shoes go perfectly.

  61. StuddedLilly

    October 13, 2010 at 12:39 am

    sock-less and chic!

  62. carla

    October 13, 2010 at 12:47 am

    NO SOCKS! this was very cool in de late 60's/early '70's. But…. nobody seemed to understand it and thought I looked very poor!!!

  63. Anonymous

    October 13, 2010 at 1:56 am

    Where in the world is it hot enough to leave the sock drawer untouched mid-October? I want a plane ticket to there.

  64. jimjims

    October 13, 2010 at 1:57 am

    this guy looks like all business.

    rad cuff buttons!


  65. Caro Fashionews

    October 13, 2010 at 2:40 am

    He looks very serious!
    I love her dress and moccasins worn barefoot, so elegant!

    caro from geneva

  66. Sloggoth

    October 13, 2010 at 2:53 am

    Mere (and easy) iconoclasm!
    Actually on the fringe of obscenity…
    All the more the outfit is indeed of a rare elegance :-(

  67. marina

    October 13, 2010 at 2:55 am

  68. Anonymous

    October 13, 2010 at 3:34 am

    I would prefer he wear a pair of socks. That would complete the suit.


    October 13, 2010 at 4:09 am

    great class

  70. Tiffany's Small World

    October 13, 2010 at 4:32 am

    love his outfit very classy


  71. MELISSA Z.

    October 13, 2010 at 5:14 am

    what a elegant man! wow!


  72. Vanessa Morillas

    October 13, 2010 at 5:40 am

    I perfer it with socks!!


  73. De la Riva Complementos

    October 13, 2010 at 6:24 am

    Fantastico! Muy chic!

  74. Debora

    October 13, 2010 at 6:24 am

    This man's so simple but so chic, love this outfit

    love your blog Scott, you're fantastic

    have a great day

  75. The Nyanzi Report

    October 13, 2010 at 6:29 am

    Bespoke personified. Simply chic.

    Big fan of the no-socks trend; just compare to the gentleman next to him, their suits are somewhat similar but he's wearing socks and that somehow defaltes the chic factor.

  76. thwany

    October 13, 2010 at 7:04 am

    great suit

  77. Anonymous

    October 13, 2010 at 7:11 am

    He REALLY needs some nice socks.

  78. caroline @ patagonia gifts

    October 13, 2010 at 7:22 am

    oh no! no socks? no, no, no. don't like :(

  79. E...

    October 13, 2010 at 8:43 am

    I lvoe the "classic-fresh" style of this genius….. AN dabout this pic I think that his legs and the complex images of them without socks and the beautiful shoes is amazing!!!


  80. Stella

    October 13, 2010 at 9:04 am

    What exquisite ankles he has! I don't blame him for showing them off.

  81. Noumia's papers

    October 13, 2010 at 9:16 am

    That's so MJ. But no socks, original :)



  82. Anonymous

    October 13, 2010 at 9:24 am

    why so much hype about no socks? the real winner here is the suit. Great colour, fantastic cuff detail, nice skinny lapels complemented by nice tie with cool knot. The loose pockets lend it a casual feel, but not sure how that works with the skinny lapels…

  83. Maryanne

    October 13, 2010 at 9:33 am

    so elegant and well groomed.
    suit is beautifully made..right down to the buttoned cuffs.
    the look is perfection for the fashion industry.
    the no socks might not work as well on wall street.

  84. Anonymous

    October 13, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Loafer socks make your feet feel a lot better with this look..

  85. Albert

    October 13, 2010 at 9:59 am

    One button cuff on the jacket looks awesome.

    No socks? Yeah! Looking as cool as he does, he totally pulls it off!

  86. Pia

    October 13, 2010 at 10:03 am

    It is amazing how effortless and chic European people, men and women, always are… and I'm from Europe but perhaps living in North America has robbed me some of that style talent or perhaps I never had it.

  87. Karen in CT

    October 13, 2010 at 10:24 am

    .. good point, look at the man next to him … certainly not interesting … or chic … and P.S. I find today that good shoes made with good leather interiors are no problem without socks .. no blisters

  88. ms. hershey

    October 13, 2010 at 10:33 am

    I'm in love with his suit, very chic indeed. I'm just not a fan of this type of suit w/o socks… it throws me off a bit.

  89. Anonymous

    October 13, 2010 at 10:46 am

    I think only one other person noticed that the pockets are rather casual? Notice how they're interestingly oversized versus the smaller lapels?

  90. Anonymous

    October 13, 2010 at 10:58 am

    I love the suit, with the skinny lapels and the one button at the sleeve. It looks very modern. I also like the white shirt with it, although it harkens back to the '50's, it's modern because of the skinny collar and the way the tie is worn. It's a great look. Forget about the socks.

  91. Anonymous

    October 13, 2010 at 11:36 am

    "Pretty" ankles and knows it …this kind of vanity in a man is unbecoming.

  92. Dlife

    October 13, 2010 at 11:48 am

    where is so chic???a man with a perfect dress as this,in a particular situation whitout long dark socks is never chic!!!in case you're on the beach or you're riding a bycicle it's ok.

  93. Devi

    October 13, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Love everything except the fact that he is not wearing socks.

  94. Best of Beehive

    October 13, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    So dapper. Have to appreciate a man who can rock a clean cut suit.

  95. Anonymous

    October 13, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    too feminine, unless that's what you meant by "chic"

  96. S.

    October 13, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    I love my boss!!! (L)

  97. Key

    October 13, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    He's got the look but it's all about his body language – crossed arms, crossed legs, crossed expression – all leave me cold. In my opinion, it takes more than beautiful clothes to make style.

  98. Cris

    October 13, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    I think I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for guys in dress shoes with no socks and he's no exception.

  99. ~A

    October 13, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    So stern a look can only come from feet perspiring in very expensive shoes.

  100. Mens Style 101

    October 13, 2010 at 3:35 pm

  101. fashionsdirtylaundry

    October 13, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    It all resides in the look of either contempt or extreme interest…

  102. Kiki Von Glinow

    October 13, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Love no socks…but, I'm sure that cannot be comfortable


  103. mayhem

    October 13, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    this bro has some wicked ankles

  104. Critical Thinker

    October 13, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Beautiful suit with patch pockets, thin tie etc. I know what he's going for. However, clothing is about balance. The trouble with the "Sixties" re-do is ,unless you waist is under thirty-three inches and you're under thirty-three, you can't, in general wear this look. Also if your head is big, small lapels and short pants will exascerbate this white man's burden.

  105. Bojan

    October 13, 2010 at 5:37 pm

  106. Victor

    October 13, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    Too bold-faced for a serious occasion.

    That case, I think, he would wear socks. The lack of it, breaks the connnatural elegance of this man.

    As for me…

  107. Anonymous

    October 13, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Am I the only one put off by the amount of ankle in this shot? Sorry..

  108. Yoonji

    October 13, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    no socks <3

  109. matthijs

    October 14, 2010 at 6:18 am

    o this is chic only i dont realy like the color grey i prefer black but this looks nice to. and no socks kind of cool :)

    one thing i noticed the handkerchief in one of the pockets is square instead of triangler or is that normal? just wondering.

  110. Pink

    October 14, 2010 at 8:19 am

    nice outfit!

    check out my fashion blog at http://thetalesofselfindulgence.blogspot.com

  111. dimitri

    October 14, 2010 at 8:26 am

    So so chic ! I love the shoes.

  112. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 9:15 am

    He is gorgeous but the ankles are a bit of an age giveaway, alas!

  113. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Looks like he's trying too hard, so it doesn't work for me. No rules to originality and fashion, true, but whatever you do, it has to look effortless, otherwise, it's not really coming from within…

  114. Christina

    October 14, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Wow, no socks with that impeccable suit…the traditionalist in me says no, but I have to say, he works it!


  115. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    I know its been a trend for ages, but I still find the male ankle flash a complete turn off.

  116. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    So beautifully done, except the no-sock treatment just looks overly pretentious & ridiculous at the same time – it just ruins it for me.

  117. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    I can't help feeling that no-socks is a Fifth Avenue version of the resurgent Top-Sider fad. It attempts to imply a kind of breezy nonchalance, but is in fact neither breezy nor nonchalant. Like the mall kids or faux-hipsters in Top-Siders, it doesn't communicate much of anything except to verify the fact that, yes indeed, here's someone doing the no-socks thing (with apologies to the guy in this photo, who at least seems confident with himself and is giving it a try). Now if they were ultra-subtle velvet slip-ons, we'd be on to something!

  118. Paul (UK)

    October 14, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Ok, enough about the socks already!

    Great early 60's inspired suit with thin lapels, patch pockets and pockets square. I'm guessing single button to match the cuff buttons (nice twist). Lovely grey fabric, at that time 90% of men would have had their main suit in this colour but less so now – great to see it back!
    Critical Thinker makes a good point that few guys could pull this cut off well, but having seen several of Scott's shots of Stefano, Stefano knows he can and does.
    Lovely shoes – a style easy to find in the UK.
    I'd like to think Stefano has a Vespa parked outside!
    A great shot for us sartorial guys, thanks Scott – more please!

  119. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    Give this guy some socks!

  120. Marco

    October 14, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Are those socks Italian?

  121. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 4:36 am

    I don't know what is it about italian grown up men in suit wearing sockless loafers. They look very smart until you get to their feet. Is like they got dressed in the dark or forgot about something this morning. And as far as I can observe, only italians do it. Is that then the ultimate trend? Aren't your feet cold in winter guys?

  122. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Personally, I would refrain from using the word "chic" when talking about somebody who "forgets" socks at home… Let's use the word "cool" or "extravagant"!

  123. Nina

    October 15, 2010 at 11:53 am

    I think he's a little off the mark going sockless. Also, his necktie is a bit bland. I'd expect a little more.

  124. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    like the entire outfit!….but, no socks the 12th October?,mmmmm……

  125. Evalyn

    October 15, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Why can't grown men remember to put on socks? Bare feet are the ultimate insult to beautiful shoes.

  126. Karey

    October 15, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Sock-less, eh? Bold!!

  127. Bucky1934

    October 15, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    No socks? I don't get it. Of course I don't get baseball or Kangol hats worn backwards, dropped crotch pants, droopy drawers either. They all look stupid.

  128. kelli

    October 15, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Love everything about his look!

  129. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    No socks looks nice during the summer. But for the fall… uh… I just don't know… a bit too trendy for me.

    Love his suit, but I think his lapels are too slim. It just looks odd.

    But I am in love with his shoes.

  130. Dan

    October 16, 2010 at 10:09 am

    I don't like the "no-socks" thing at all in this picture. Not with a tie and not with those shoes.
    "No-socks" should be reserved for dock shoes, sandals, and canvas sneakers.

  131. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    don't like the shoes. they're boring. nice suit though

  132. tronface

    October 18, 2010 at 2:52 am

    Too much ankle for a man. I personally am not diggin it. Wannabe Don Draper sans 60 lbs. Yawn?

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  134. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    This "no-sock" look is unflattering and absolutely silly.
    When will this end…?

  135. fashette

    October 19, 2010 at 5:15 am

    SECRET SOCKS? Let's give credit where it's due; Style Icon Stefano Tonchi is a well-put-together man!

  136. Grumpy Typewriter

    October 19, 2010 at 6:06 am

    Clearly he forgot his socks when he was shaving/waxing his legs. Oh, and killer suit.

  137. Adm. Piquo James Rex James Turnblade

    October 19, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    People don't wear socks in Milan.

  138. piotr

    October 21, 2010 at 10:05 am

    put on some socks

  139. opredeleno

    October 21, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    To me this looks utterly boring.
    The suit seems of excellent material and I'd even go with the colour, but the tie kills everything.
    The only thing worse dressed than him is the man sitting to the right. He was thinking, you can't go wrong with grey and stripes, right. Right?
    Btw he's not barefoot, he's wearing shoeliners that show in the picture (unless I'm wrong)

    Business speaking, men are very scared to experiment and think that boring is stylish.

    But I love the woman to the left, her handbag is great and I would like to see her shoes.

  140. svetlana

    October 22, 2010 at 3:09 am

    I really didn't like this "no socks" look when I first saw it, but it stuck in my mind and I ended up being inspired by it in my outfit yesterday. I cuffed my jeans and wore ankle socks that just peeked out of my shoes, you wouldn't be able to see them unless you looked closely. The over all effect was the same, but applied to a casual woman's outfit. Seems to be more of a European and male trend, but it was really fun to do something I have never done before; it felt fresh in NY. My ankles did get really cold, it was 50F outside >_<

  141. CeImbracAzi-Sonia

    October 22, 2010 at 6:14 am

    Nice outfit! Not the best choice of shoes though…the lack of socks not such a great idea for a business outfit..but I guess he simply can't get enough of his own ankles!

  142. ON Lifestyle

    October 29, 2010 at 12:06 am

    Very Dapper! looks sharp.

  143. Vivian

    November 7, 2010 at 10:30 am

    ooh, dang. those pants.

  144. Anonymous

    November 8, 2010 at 4:14 am

    No to NO SOCKS. It just looks weird on a man.

  145. Anonymous

    November 14, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    No socks is great look. You can have it all year long and with confort by buing very tiny an invisible socks made for men like the ones women use to wear. You can find them at Galleries Lafayette in Paris.

  146. vonRomberg

    June 13, 2012 at 3:08 am

    No. “No socks” is NOT original, is NOT creative. Just sucks. If you want to play avantgarde but havenĀ“t got any idea how to – just dont wear socks! Just wear the avantgarde uniform. Boring standard for wannabes….

  147. Nufoot

    June 9, 2017 at 5:20 am

    Choice of colors, shoes without socks, fantastic cuff & especially body language is just incredible. Wow

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