Friday, January 11, 2008

At Pitti….Luca Rubinacci


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  1. Amanda

    January 11, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    What I like most about this dapper man is his pose. The color of his pants is really great too.

  2. blogazar

    January 11, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    I love the material on the coat. The texture and the color bounce off the color of the pants beautifully. I would have never thought to put the two together.

  3. The Pilgrim

    January 11, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    Great coat (the cut, the fabric, the making of it… vintage?), and great personal style.
    I love the detail of fastening only one button on the sleeves, unfortunately one can rarely do this nowadays with off-the-rack garment, even with the very expensive ones.

  4. Anonymous

    January 11, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    Interesting.. still absorbing the image. but I like some of the things its suggesting, like that scarf!I want men to wear their scarves like that with vests and suits and outerwear and just about everything. I love it!! Its so gentlemanly and i wish I lived in a time where men wore their scarves like that.

    I also really love the colors. (but purple pants a little bold for my taste)

  5. valber

    January 11, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    cool attitude, but confused outfit tho. one more time, its easy to look nice if u look confident and comfortable. he does. (but those purple pants, for gods sake…lol)

  6. Dexter Obvious

    January 11, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    Those pants are Wonkariffic!

  7. Anonymous

    January 11, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    You have had Luca on your site before…I personally dont like his style. I think he is way overdone. Sorry Luca.

  8. adil sg

    January 11, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    frankly i would say i dun’t really like the outfit soo much..

    his abit sloppy…maybe that jacket, alittle too big..

    but when comes to close up on the fabric detailing…damm that is one nice fabrics laa..

    plus i luv those bracelets..
    i’m a bracelets fetish type of guy..kool..


  9. Anonymous

    January 11, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    Grande Luca, I love the orchestrated texture flow, the brown donegal herringbone db coat is massive, but beautifully complimented by the accent color on the trouser and adding a touch of softness around the neck doesn’t hurt. italianos….. what can i say?

  10. Anonymous

    January 11, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    Bracelet are amazing. An indigenous touch to a wildly sophisticated man.

  11. Anonymous

    January 11, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    Love the daring patterns and colours on this fellow! The coat seems ever so slightly too baggy, but he’s got attitude so he’s rocking it.

  12. Anonymous

    January 11, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    Luca needs to stop all kinds with this outfit. The concept of the non-black shoes with the pants is good…just not executed well, IMO.


  13. Anonymous

    January 11, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    that coat is insane. buttoning the bottom buttons is genius. it looks like a baggy robe, but it fits!

    is it etro?

  14. E. Frank

    January 11, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    Working buttons. YES!

  15. bricology

    January 12, 2008 at 12:02 am

    That’s some good, adventurous taste this gentleman has, and an extremely unusual coat, with its half-belt and operable sleeve buttons.

    I would’ve preferred a less formal tying of the scarf-cum-ascot, and he really ought to button two more buttons on the coat; it ruins the silhouette, hanging open like that.

    Still — big points for verve!

  16. Emma

    January 12, 2008 at 12:40 am

    oh my god i’m in LOVE with the color of the pant!

  17. The Velvet Scientist

    January 12, 2008 at 1:14 am

    Wow, I love his coat.

  18. giuseppe timore

    January 12, 2008 at 1:39 am

    while i admire this guys “devil may care” attitude, in all honesty i think his look is overblown, pushy and more than a bit ridiculous. i didn’t say anythimg a while back, when you posted him in that crazy plaid suit. but just because clothes are extremely well made and expensive doesn’t neccesarilly mean you should wear them. he’s way too much all at once(and yet he doesn’t wear a hat, go figure)

  19. Anonymous

    January 12, 2008 at 1:51 am

    I love the colours of this outfit. The combination is strange but it just works.

  20. Anonymous

    January 12, 2008 at 1:55 am

    Can’t say I’m that impressed by his outfit. It’s rather excentric, that’s all, in my opinion.

    What is it with some Italians and male bracelets? I think the only thing a man should wear on his wrist is a nice watch…

    Sart, I want more Silver Foxes! :-)


  21. Anonymous

    January 12, 2008 at 1:56 am

    I love it. The purple trouser are amazing with that jacket. I love how the sleeve on the jacket is left open, & the flair that it creates. That’s 2 people now who have left the top buttons of their DB coats open. It looks really good on this jacket. Even the back of the jacket is amazing. Did you see him without the coat on? Losing the brown tweed of the jacket and replacing it with the blue of his sweater looks like it might throw the whole look off.

  22. Anonymous

    January 12, 2008 at 2:24 am

    simply marvellous.

  23. Peter

    January 12, 2008 at 2:31 am

    You seem to be a sucker for the men with all the little bracelets… I like how they bring out the little bits of color in his amazing coat.

    What’s up with that shirt (blouse?) though?

  24. Peter

    January 12, 2008 at 2:35 am

    Oh wait, nevermind… that’s a print scarf over a thin light blue sweater over a collared shirt. I see it now after closer inspection.

  25. Anonymous

    January 12, 2008 at 2:59 am

    one of my favorite posts in a while! The details are amazing on this man!

  26. Anonymous

    January 12, 2008 at 4:18 am

    I think he does have a hat – the lavender knit item in his hand. Imagine that on his head with those trousers and that greatcoat.

  27. adriaan

    January 12, 2008 at 4:35 am

    love the coat details and fabrication, hate the colour of the pants; it makes him look too much like a rich clown..

  28. Anonymous

    January 12, 2008 at 4:45 am

    Wow, that must be the biggest herringbone ever woven! Love the whole outfit, particularly the amethyst cords.

  29. glass1/2full

    January 12, 2008 at 6:33 am

    …loved it all until i got to his scarf. is it me or does it look like he’s got pajamas under there?

  30. Anonymous

    January 12, 2008 at 7:15 am


  31. Anonymous

    January 12, 2008 at 7:44 am

    i see he was wearing a hat but he’s gripping it in his left ‘mitt’. Like the coat but the braelets and the silk-type scarf are little too contrived…

  32. Anonymous

    January 12, 2008 at 7:57 am

    WOW!i love the way he is playing wih the aphorism when you have a truly great coat it doesn’t matter what you wear underneath, yet at the same time he bows to tradition – suede with tweed and the knot of the scarf. the colour of the pants are fantastic but may be too much by themelves. But the cut of that coat is to die for – menswear designers take note.

  33. tereneh

    January 12, 2008 at 7:57 am

    Lovely. I think this is a wonderful young urban sartorialist. Not tailored to an inch within his life, like he cannot breath, but a bit of fun, flow and color. I think it is wonderful.

    Someone said something along the lines of you can wear this if you are ‘confident,’ are some folks out there still not confident with themselves?

  34. jn

    January 12, 2008 at 8:14 am


    Three buttons undone? such a huge overstatement

  35. Butch

    January 12, 2008 at 9:18 am

    Nice ensemble, particularly great color–but the choice of buttoned coat button is a miscalculation.

    Imagine buttoning the mddle button instaed–there! Better fit, no?

  36. morty

    January 12, 2008 at 10:09 am

    I´d say what is popular now: There is too much going on in this photo.Too much of about everything;textures,colors the bands on his wrist. I really think that this is a photo which could have been left unpublished.There simply is not enough of anything.

  37. michelle

    January 12, 2008 at 10:31 am

    What a handsome, well-turned out man he is. What the fuck is he holding in his left hand?

  38. Andrew

    January 12, 2008 at 10:37 am

    This is a look that is androgynous. I could see a sexy woman wearing a form fitting, wool herringbone coat with magenta trousers and a cotton blousy top, accessorized with bracelets.

    But he still looks masculine, and his sleeves are unique.

  39. Laurence John

    January 12, 2008 at 10:55 am

    VERY nice back on that coat.

  40. Amelia Eve

    January 12, 2008 at 11:11 am

    Yikes, fashion flashback! I lived in Rome during the winter of 1983-4 when it was all about the vintage herringbone overcoat (but in black and white) for men and women. I owned two and saw hundreds, but none of them had the swagger and fit of this specimen, especially the tapering of the back waist. Those loose pleats are gorgeous.

    I’m loving the purple pants with the brown tweed — I always think of tertiary colors with earth tones as the Missoni palette — but I think they’d look sort of inspid with the baby blue sweater.

    I also appreciate that this handsome man is comfortable with his receding hairline and not trying to do something cute with it. It adds so much to the look of confidence.

  41. Anonymous

    January 12, 2008 at 11:17 am

    WOW! What a beautiful coat! Forget the rest.

  42. Paul Pincus

    January 12, 2008 at 11:22 am

    I love/covet this coat!!! It’s incredible. The second image is one of my all time favourite photographs by you. Wow…I really want this coat!!!

    This gentleman is a natural. The flecks of colour in the coat…the trousers…shoes! Kinda brilliant!

  43. cigalechanta

    January 12, 2008 at 11:39 am

    I like the way the bracelets pick up the flecks of colors and the texture of the coat

  44. tomassocroccante

    January 12, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    Can we put aside for a moment the idea that an overcoat is “part of an outfit?” Granted, if you’re a Rubinacci you may have your pick of a dozen coats each season, but too much thought about teaming your overcoat with what’s under it (especially when it’s casual wear as here) is going to send most of us into a fit of depression.

    I LIKE that LR hasn’t let the topcoat dictate what he’s wearing beneath it. He’s clearly a man who likes color in large doses. But this coat will be as handsome and classic over a dark suit, or with jeans and a cream or black turtleneck.

    Like most city-dwellers, who don’t have to be behind the wheel, I do have more than one coat(in the north we seem to need one for every ten degree change in temperature, and I may opt for brown over black, or tweed over leather because of what I’m wearing (though more likely because of what I’ll be doing or where I’m going) So your trousers MIGHT help you choose the coat for the day – but don’t let your coats dictate the color of your trousers!

  45. Morty

    January 12, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    P.S What I really meant to say last was, that there simply is too much of everything in this picture.

  46. Anne

    January 12, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    I’m normally a purist when it comes to judging mens fashion, but I just LOVE this for all its quirkiness: the insouciance of the coat, the scarf, the sweater, the bracelets, and I adore the magenta trousers! But what really pulls the look together is that he looks so comfortable and happy in it. It’s the attitude that makes it work.

  47. Anonymous

    January 12, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    Could’t agree more with Mr. Timore. Since the other posting, I thought this guy didn’t have much to say. It is like a musician who knows the notes by heart, but when he plays there is no music, or no ‘good’ music. Everything sprouts at the same time. It doesn’t work for me. One must say, however, that quality of the garnments is great.

  48. Gabriela

    January 12, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    He looks like a fun character out of some 70s movie. To me, these are one of the best pictures from the Pitty Party -so far!

  49. Svetlana NL

    January 12, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    this is a second picture of this tailor on your blog as far as I remember.
    i admire his taste! not everyone would dare to make and to wear such a combination. not everyone would look so cute in it.
    great done! please more pictures of this gentlemen!

  50. Jae Young

    January 12, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    I love the individual elements of his outfit, but they don’t quite seem to come together for me. The coat is amazing, the colour of his trousers are amazing, especially those flecks of colour, the cut, yum, and the bracelets are a nice touch of whimsy. So prolly a half thumbs up. If that were possible.

  51. Anonymous

    January 12, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    Back looks great, sleeve looks great, but the front looks sloppy. Maybe it’s just the way he was standing. Like the fabric and how it goes with the trousers. Like this much better than his peak lapel ensemble from a month ago.

  52. lintmag

    January 12, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    Love that Luca! Especially the unbuttoned cuff to make it flare out just a wee bit…mmm! But slightly shocked he has no scarf!

  53. Anonymous

    January 12, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    A little TOO Willy Wonka for my taste…

  54. Dovid

    January 12, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    Everything but the bracelets…

  55. bertie

    January 12, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    I think this man pulled off a look that not many people could. He makes fashion suit his style, not the other way around. I would like to see more people willing to take these sorts of fashion risks because he looks great, but it isn’t a look for everyone. It’s all about the individuality.

  56. Victor

    January 13, 2008 at 7:23 am

    Love the details of the coat, but that’s not surprisingly for Luca – remember the GQ profile !

  57. Vanya

    January 13, 2008 at 11:35 am


  58. Madame K

    January 13, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    What I love about Luca is his daring and his attention to detail. Magenta pants are a strong choice, but the way he wears them are interesting and he carries it with confidence. Also, I think a large part of what makes an outfit fashionable is attention to the smalled details, which, Scott, you obviously get per your photography. I wish we had a photograph without the coat on. I think that seeing the light blue sweater with white oxford underneath would help this outfit make more sense to people poo-pooing the pants.

  59. chrissybella

    January 13, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    it happened with another one of your posts in the past… with the zoom on the bracelets … and i just luv it everytime!! beautiful! complimenti, Sart!

  60. Aileen

    January 13, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    sorry but i think the coat is too big. i don’t know if it’s the length or the sides. it just doesnt fit well in my opinion.

  61. Anonymous

    January 14, 2008 at 3:27 am

    Those bracelets and that wonderful herringbone together is just lovely. Very inspiring, it’s like he let a little soul peek through. It’s all about details.

  62. PAN

    January 14, 2008 at 10:05 am

    one of my favorites, ever! i appreciate the close-up to catch the red, green, and yellow bits in the coat fabric, to go along with the colors of the bracelets. this takes it to another dimension…and this ‘fit wouldn’t have looked better with any other color of pants!

  63. Anonymous

    January 14, 2008 at 10:31 am

    Some people have it and some people don’t. I’m one of those who don’t . . . .

  64. Anonymous

    January 15, 2008 at 7:45 am

    I have to say that I love the Rubinacci’s Style but specially the way Luca shows it, he always looks very handsome and stylish!!!

  65. Anonymous

    January 15, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    The trousers are fabulous, and I adore how the specks of colour in the coat match his bracelets perfectly. Not overdone at all!

  66. lorrwill

    January 15, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    Absolutely love this. A very individual look but not clownish or too costume-like looking. Just edgy and hip. Tres cool.

  67. Anonymous

    January 16, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    I love the coat. The color of his pants is interesting and beautiful, although I’m afraid very few guys would go for it:-)

  68. discothequechic

    January 18, 2008 at 7:22 am

    the flash of purple!

  69. Miguel

    January 19, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    Hooray! Working buttons…

    Beautiful coat

  70. Anonymous

    January 24, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    can anybody identify those those?
    great outfit imho

  71. lauren ashley

    January 26, 2008 at 12:59 am

    whatta rad pair of purple pantaloons!
    i applaud the brave man. :)

  72. Anonymous

    January 26, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    I love how the outfit AND the backdrop play with textures.

    + look at his gorgeaus hands! He is right to accentuate them with bracelets.

    Wouldn’t the streets be more interesting if more people played with style instead of fashion trends?

  73. DougMcK

    January 28, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    Ron Howard’s brother transported via time warp from the Apollo 13 Houston Control set top Milano…love it!

  74. james arthur tancred

    April 3, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    great combination of funky purple classic cut cords, and a slightly flamboyant coat, and a subtle ethnic touch, great look.

  75. Martina

    February 15, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    The bracelets look georgous.
    And the combination of the coat and those purple trousers: PERFECT!!

  76. Anonymous

    January 17, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    i just bought a coat with a similar pattern! he really knows how to make an entire outfit, a very special eye for color and splashes of magenta specifically

  77. art2

    July 6, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Working buttoms is what marks and separates , su missura, and bespoke suits, from off the rack

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