Wednesday, June 15, 2016

On the Street…The Fortezza, Florence



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  1. bonnie

    June 15, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    I always admire the dress of the Italian men, especially in Florence. How do they stay cool in suits in the summer heat?Such a classic and classy look. Wonder if he’s available for an aperitif later?

    • andreea

      June 18, 2016 at 1:51 am

      i love the style of italian men but this guy looks like he’s wearing some uniform. actually, even uniforms are often stylish in italy. this one, not so much, sorry! :(

      • Maria

        June 18, 2016 at 9:52 pm

        I think he looks amazing. I think this has a perfect old school charm that is perfectly modern! yYu just don’t see often. i LOVE this.

  2. Viktor

    June 15, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    Very well deserved. Absolutely fantastic.

  3. Lorenzo

    June 15, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    Dear lord not the double pleated pants again! It was bad enough with the wide lapel on the jackets. What’s next the 5 inch wide ties?

    That jacket has no integrity. The shoulders into the sleeves is all rippled like a cheap D&G trash you would find in the back room of a discount outlet. It’s all fusing no canvas, no structure.

    That’s just disturbing. Totally disturbing.

    • [email protected]

      June 16, 2016 at 1:53 pm

      Just for that, I am looking for some double pleated trousers at this very moment.

    • MP

      June 16, 2016 at 7:01 pm

      I think the shoulder is meant to look like that and it likely ain’t cheap ! Probably not fused either. As for the pants..they’re pretty flattering imo. Homeboy needs to do something about the tie though…that is a bit silly.

    • RH

      June 16, 2016 at 9:07 pm

      I love seeing intelligent and respectful criticism (which your comment is the opposite of), but people as ignorant as you really shouldn’t be allowed to comment. How’d you find yourself here??

    • Steve C

      June 19, 2016 at 4:45 am

      This man is Alfonso DeFrancesco of Sartoria Chiaia Napoli. He is, in fact a Sartorial Genius. And is no-doubt wearing a completely handmade outfit. You should do more research into Italian Style before releasing such unbelievably ignorant comments to the public.

    • Patrick

      November 16, 2016 at 1:05 am

  4. MyFavs

    June 15, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    Love the tie! It makes the look less serious.

  5. Jeremy

    June 15, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    Urgh, how is it that someone can look so good even with frumpy high waisted pants?!

  6. Janea @ the STYLetti

    June 16, 2016 at 12:22 am

    I’m sure that in time, high-waisted pants on young men will seem normal, but for now, it causes me to giggle a little to myself.

  7. Mbatha

    June 16, 2016 at 1:40 am

    Well tailored pants.Love pants with pleats.The beared completes the look!

  8. sofaundermapletree

    June 16, 2016 at 4:45 am

    So the waists are on the rise again? :)

  9. maudie

    June 16, 2016 at 4:56 am

    I hope he tucked his vest in!!

  10. dario fattore

    June 16, 2016 at 5:48 am

    elegante e non pagliaccio come solito del pitti

    dario fattore –

  11. M.

    June 16, 2016 at 7:46 am

    I hate this suit.

  12. Dax

    June 16, 2016 at 8:00 am

    Double pleated pants? O no!

    • Robert Beukema

      July 13, 2016 at 12:25 pm

      It’s all about the rise and and control of the volume through the leg. American pleated pants lack this sophistication: too voluminous and with droopy crotches. No doubt these were made for this gentleman…

  13. The Italian Glam

    June 16, 2016 at 9:20 am

    Omg, Lorenzo is terrible…. he must work for Zegna of Kiton

    • joanne

      June 16, 2016 at 6:13 pm

      Why? I completely agree with Lorenzo regarding the jacket which looks sloppily made. I actually quite like double-pleated trousers, but these are indeed a bit too high, and the tucked-in tie is horrible. Moreover, the outfit looks too “old” for such a young man.

  14. Kayadog

    June 16, 2016 at 9:26 am

    Apologies but is he trying or trending? He appears to be trying to hard to establish a “look” with his tie tucked in, when it actually looks like he zipped up and left a men’s urinal in haste.

  15. kayadog

    June 16, 2016 at 9:31 am

    Apologies but is he trying or trending? It appears he is trying to establish a “look” with his tie 1/2 tucked in but it actually looks like he zipped up and left a men’s urinal in haste…..

  16. CW

    June 16, 2016 at 11:51 am

    Late 70′s/early 80s style returns. This young man has left his home without tying his tie properly. The narrow tail should never be longer than the wide tail, and if it is, then the narrow tail should be tucked in his shirt.

  17. Pánská móda

    June 16, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    Hey, very nice outfit. It looks really suitable. :) You can try this site, if you need to buy some suit or tie. Man Fashion

  18. AMS

    June 16, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    The waist on the pants is a little high, the tie shouldn’t be tucked, but aside from that, I like the look. Pale stripes are a nice touch.

  19. Vilborg HelgadĂłttir

    June 16, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    I like this outfit, the colour combination is classic, nice to see double pleated pants again.

  20. Truth be told

    June 16, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    Huh, while a nicely tailored suit is guaranteed class, in this photo, well, it just doesn’t work. I don’t find it particularly flattering or sexy.
    The high-waist makes it look like he has slight gut bulge under the belt and a too-short torso. Two thumbs down, Ebert.

    • Haggie

      June 17, 2016 at 4:18 pm

      Is there something that I am missing? I think that his jacket is HORRIBLY tailored. It looks like it was done by his mum with remnants.

      • Truth be told

        June 20, 2016 at 12:11 pm

        I agree, Haggie. It might be tailored for all we know, but I don’t find it flattering at all.
        And, when I was referring to a nicely tailored suit, I definitely wasn’t referring to this guy’s suit. In any case, it’s definitely not what I consider nicely tailored. I suppose it’s a question of personal taste…
        Plus, there was a bug with my post. It got posted twice. The second post is the complete one, with a picture of what this reminds me of. ;)

  21. Truth be told

    June 16, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    Huh, while a nicely tailored suit is guaranteed class, in this photo, well, it just doesn’t work. I don’t find it particularly flattering or sexy.
    The high-waist makes it look like he has slight gut bulge under the belt and a too-short torso. Two thumbs down, Ebert.

  22. Donnie

    June 16, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    I’m not doing pleated high waisted pants again.

  23. Bert

    June 16, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    Don’t get this at all. Front of tie tucked, back…long and untucked. Good hair though.

  24. 17th

    June 16, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    Detailing of the jacket shoulders is exquisite. Shirt collar and lapel are nicely balanced. I would have probably tied a heftier knot, but duly note that it’s seasonally & stylistically smarter as shown—as is tucking the wide end of the tie (so as to not dominate), while leaving the skinny end free to carry line & color into the belt-less trousers. (Is he wearing braces and/or using side-adjusters; or is the waist of the trousers perfectly fitted to sit at his—drum-roll—natural waist?) Cannot discern the jacket sleeve length in this position; but do like how the jacket buttons compliment his skin tone and hair color, while the watch compliments the trousers and shirt. Because the pleats are anchored well-below the perfectly fitted waistband, they are slimming and stylish. Overall, it’s a superb and cool (literally: temperature) look. May few understand it, may even fewer try to duplicate it; and if some chuckle, the chuckle is truly on them.

  25. Haggie

    June 17, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    I don’t even know where to start…

    -High waist pants
    -Sansabelt waist
    -Horribly tailored jacket with puckers on collar, sleeve, seams on front
    -External patch pocket on jacket
    -Faux insouciance partially tucked-in tie
    -Stubble not properly maintained

    I can’t see his shoes, but I’m guessing those slacks are hemmed incredibly high and he is wearing double-monkstraps.

    It is like he was trying to win a spot in a “fashion don’ts” article in Esquire.

    I file this under “trying WAY to hard”. Style, regardless of how much effort goes into, must look effortless to the viewer. This looks pained.

  26. 17th

    June 18, 2016 at 8:51 am

    PS: This photo and the myriad negative comments it has generated about “puckering” at the jacket shoulder is an excellent self-teaching opportunity (in many ways) for the innocent & earnest. Look closely at the shoulders (as well as the peak-lapel to the left) of the flanking jackets. Now decide for yourself: Three men flaunting the same fashion faux pas, or three men operating on a level that has advanced beyond the grasp of those commenting with puckered countenance?

  27. Maria

    June 18, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    I absolutely LOVE this. So much better, then the “pretend sloppy” look where everything hangs down in that I am supposed to be nonchalant” look. This is perfect!!!!! And I am sure it is too new and different for people to grasp right away. Thank goodness the whole low rider thing is finally going away for both genders.

  28. Tengu

    June 21, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    Okay, the shoulder puckers because the jacket has “Spalla “Camicia” , it’s a Neapolitan shoulder. The puckers are normal and are now being “added” to lesser jackets to give the appearance of a Neapolitan shoulder.

    It’s a handmade jacket, not cheap and fused . Just a quick glance at the lapel and neck line will tell you that, however it has a bit of an odd look to it and I’ve seen other pictures of this man in this same jacket and oddly the sleeves are cut very balloonish, not a normal sleeve cut for this style . Usually they’re cut high and tight, less movement in the jacket when you raise your arms.

    Not a fan of pleated pants, but more power to him for me they’d be too high,

    The “tie tuck” is evidently his “thing” … like Lino and his #7. Doesn’t do anything for me, but to each his own.

    I live in Florence 6 months of the year, there are some hits, some misses, but in general … Here I enter into heretical land … the worst fashions you’ll see are the forced fashions at Pitti Uomo.

    On a day to day basis … no one can beat the bella figura of the Florentines

  29. Old English Gent

    June 23, 2016 at 4:01 am

    A little mannered in its apparent informality which suggests that we should take his choices seriously. So why a different pattern on the tie and handkerchief? Of course we don’t want vulgar matching of the two, but one pattern and one plain would be a gentleman’s choice. And why are several of your correspondents referring to his suit? This is a coat and separate trousers or slacks – or if you are American I understand ‘pants’.

  30. Ed

    July 13, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    So, so perfect…

  31. Patrick

    November 16, 2016 at 1:10 am

    Other than shave the patchy beard, I wouldn’t change a thing.

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