Wednesday, July 4, 2007

At Pitti Uomo……The Intellectual, Florence


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  1. philipnod

    July 4, 2007 at 9:35 am

    bring me the shoes of that intellectual

  2. Maria

    July 4, 2007 at 9:41 am

    This is the ONLY man EVER to make white socks work with leather shoes!
    (mmmmm, and how delicious he looks!)

    As it is he is the EXCEPTION to the awful “white socks” curse on men with no style.

    Please don’t try this at home…please.

    • Simone Fraser

      February 2, 2015 at 1:45 pm

      Mmm. Alternative caption: At Pitti Uomo….Total Babe, Florence

  3. carlo

    July 4, 2007 at 10:00 am

    no doubt, he has a unique way of wearing/presenting it.
    however in my opinion he is over the edge of trying-to-hard..If he had Baudelaire tucked under his arm it would definitely too much, no?!

  4. brown bear

    July 4, 2007 at 10:05 am

    what a great pin! Reminds me of wearing your children’s artwork when they bring something home from art class in second grade.

    happy 4th everyone :)

  5. Anonymous

    July 4, 2007 at 10:08 am

    i love the little pin he’s wearing on his breast pocket.

  6. William

    July 4, 2007 at 10:20 am

    By the time my eyes had drifted down from the pipe and the Popeye the Sailer Man shirt, and from the little white cut-out man – capped with a pocket-kerchief – to the downy white socks, they were ready for anything. He could have wrapped blinking Christmas lights round his ankles … would have worked for me.

    Actually, I like it. It’s as if the creator of Mr. Zippy had stepped out of one of his cartoon strips…

  7. Anonymous

    July 4, 2007 at 10:20 am

    I don’t know but for me this outfit looks ab bit to brash. Some sort of wannabe syle.

  8. simply olive

    July 4, 2007 at 10:30 am

    …glad to see that pipes are making a comeback!

  9. Anonymous

    July 4, 2007 at 10:30 am

    Lovely fantastic

  10. kit

    July 4, 2007 at 10:52 am

    love the look, the burst of colour from the T and the prada(miu miu?) trick pin coupled with the pipe and plastic frames is a good mix of quirkiness and seriousness. just oozing attitude.

    might have been better without the socks and a smaller cuff on the jeans.

  11. Anonymous

    July 4, 2007 at 11:07 am

    Un intellectuel comme un fils de papa.

  12. Anonymous

    July 4, 2007 at 11:19 am

    Send in the Clowns…!

  13. tropicana_fun

    July 4, 2007 at 11:24 am

    so handsome:)i mean, so handsome!

  14. Claire

    July 4, 2007 at 11:28 am

    No way. Even he cannot make those white socks work.

  15. Candid Cool

    July 4, 2007 at 11:29 am

    oh this man just looks magnificent in every way

  16. sid ford

    July 4, 2007 at 12:00 pm

    he is just about getting away with the socks – but we need to see him standing up to see the length of the turn-up and how those possibly awful shoes look with the socks then.

  17. fashion senseless

    July 4, 2007 at 12:03 pm

    could have been better…. socks to match the red in the T and a smaller cuff in the jeans. viola!

  18. bobbymalone

    July 4, 2007 at 12:45 pm

    i think i am in love with this man

  19. JO

    July 4, 2007 at 1:12 pm

    Johny Deppish Style…

  20. Stacy

    July 4, 2007 at 1:43 pm

    I’m a sucker for stripes…and socks. I’m dreaming those go up to his knees and have two stripes at the top!

  21. Orchid & Wasp

    July 4, 2007 at 1:49 pm

    I am so in love.

  22. Anonymous

    July 4, 2007 at 1:49 pm

    Try hard! A bit too pretentious for my liking but then I don’t know the fellow. You certainly need a sparkling wit and banter to complement the look.

  23. Anonymous

    July 4, 2007 at 1:52 pm

    The man in the left is very handsome. This is enough! I’m in love.

  24. Asian Models Blogger

    July 4, 2007 at 2:08 pm

    Is that Johnny Depp’s long lost brother??

    I love the sartorialistic contrast between the two gentlemen.

  25. Anonymous

    July 4, 2007 at 2:18 pm

    I broke out in a big smile when I saw this!

    What a doll.

    I love him.

    – desertwind

    PS – Gant. I didn’t know they were still around. My husband often mentions how he, as a 12 year-old (pre-Hendrix liberation) learning guitar, coveted the real Gant of his older brother, but had to settle for the knock-offs. That brand was a big deal back in the day.

  26. Anonymous

    July 4, 2007 at 2:55 pm

    absolutely great shot, just love the two of them captured in a similar posture but with opposing attitude.
    Still to me the white socks are definetely questionable.

  27. Anonymous

    July 4, 2007 at 3:25 pm

    Please do not disappoint me…this man has white socks….unacceptable!

  28. herringbonekid

    July 4, 2007 at 3:50 pm

    classic elements taken to jokey extremes.

  29. MacGuffin

    July 4, 2007 at 4:01 pm

    I LOVE his shoes.

  30. Anonymous

    July 4, 2007 at 4:28 pm

    I like him… and his friend ;)

  31. Nerdylatina

    July 4, 2007 at 4:31 pm

    So, who is the guy next to him?? Forget him! haha


  32. D. Kay

    July 4, 2007 at 4:51 pm

    A bit too much.

    I agree with maria 941am “Please don’t try this at home…please.”

  33. Bryan

    July 4, 2007 at 5:08 pm

    White socks aren’t working. Cuff on the jeans is way to big. Overall, not impressed.

  34. Edd.D

    July 4, 2007 at 6:15 pm

    I love your blog, soo chic and pure inspirationxcx

  35. daniqueconijn

    July 4, 2007 at 6:37 pm

    it’s rolf
    or victor
    either way he looks magnificent!

    he must feel really confident to wear this..
    i like it

  36. Anonymous

    July 4, 2007 at 6:42 pm

    Very cool…..very Midwestern/Indie Rock chic!

  37. Anonymous

    July 4, 2007 at 6:54 pm

    I too noted the pin; it looks like “Flat Stanley” a paper cut out that my daughter’s class mailed to friends/relatives to see how far “Stanley” could travel. Could he have gotten to Europe?

  38. Anonymous

    July 4, 2007 at 8:32 pm

    to me he’s kind of a modern day james dean. charming.

  39. simply olive

    July 4, 2007 at 8:33 pm

    …i thought that looked like him! i saw stanley this summer in a children’s knitting class.
    he does get around!

  40. Anonymous

    July 4, 2007 at 8:39 pm

    I really like the outfit(!!?)
    I dont know how, but he makes the white socks works….maybe is because he’s so cute, and love is blind…thats the only explanation ;P
    Love the shot!:)

  41. Pistachio Of Liberty

    July 4, 2007 at 8:40 pm

    Is that a copy of Sart[sic] in your pocket or is he just happy to see me? Oh I loves me a really deep jean cuff. On the fence about the socks; but what the heck – who would kick his hose outta bed? ; )

    Weren’t Prada doodads called “robots”? Extra points though it he made it himself – I Gant resist a creative type.

    Happy Fourth! Regardless of how we think this “America” thing turned out, you gotta admit that Constitution was a great concept! Here’s to the best parts of American style and designers over the decades.

  42. Butch

    July 4, 2007 at 8:53 pm

    I’m all for this–even the pin–until we get to the whopping turn-ups and two-tone spatty shoes.

    The deep cuff break the line of the pants in an uncomplimentary way….

  43. frombuenosaires

    July 4, 2007 at 9:19 pm

    Sorry, too cartoonish.

  44. Mr. Useless

    July 4, 2007 at 9:26 pm

    Awesome look. I like everything. but if I had to do it.. I’d keep the jeans rolled up a little lower.

    It ain’t floddin’ in Italy.

  45. Anonymous

    July 4, 2007 at 9:44 pm

    Thanks for the little red-white-and-blue action on the Fourth of July! And so playfully done! It gladdens my heart (especially the possibly-”Flat Stanley”-pin).

  46. Amy

    July 4, 2007 at 11:10 pm

    How neat would that be if Flat Stanely made it all the way there, and ended up in his sweet shirt and jacket combo.

  47. Thomas

    July 5, 2007 at 12:31 am

    Is that a Trovata blazer?

    I like it, but probably just because it looks like something I’d wear…

  48. Blaise

    July 5, 2007 at 12:34 am

    The look is already interesting, but what makes it even more interesting is that detail on the left breast of his jacket.. is that a paper doll or what?!? All of a sudden his look is playful..

  49. Anonymous

    July 5, 2007 at 4:35 am

    are we expected to know who this man is?

  50. Nicholas

    July 5, 2007 at 7:30 am

    I hope he has a sense of humour

  51. Alice Olive

    July 5, 2007 at 8:52 am

    Wow. He looks fabulous – who can make a pipe look good?! Love the two blues together with the red stripes.

  52. Anonymous

    July 5, 2007 at 8:54 am

    i like the way he folded his jeans cuffs, the pipe and the glasses

  53. Anonymous

    July 5, 2007 at 10:24 am

    How sweet!

  54. Missy

    July 5, 2007 at 12:52 pm

    I love them both, and the pipe- so sexy.

  55. The Galleryst

    July 5, 2007 at 3:14 pm

    This is a great shot. I wonder if this would have looked differently in a more typcially urban setting. The white socks do not seem out of place with jeans and brown leather shoes because of the grass, the white wood wall, the white chairs, and of course the classically preppy connotation of the Gant sign in the background. A good look for the occassion, I’m not sure I would feel the same way if the photo was taken in a Milanese cafe.

  56. Anonymous

    July 5, 2007 at 4:30 pm

    Sartorially Sharp……….No!
    Sartorially Splendid…….No!
    Sartorially Put together…NOT!!!

    A Hayseed………………YES!!!

    This may be the WORST look I have ever seen on here. Sorry Just one Man’s opinion

  57. Lilah

    July 5, 2007 at 6:36 pm

    I think he totally rocks. Somehow he pulls the whole thing together. While it definitely feels premeditated, somehow it still feels casual. I love to see men pushing the boundaries.

  58. Anonymous

    July 5, 2007 at 11:50 pm

    I don’t know, this seems much too studied to be inellectual. It’s more of a costume than an honest “what, this old thing?” outfit.

    It’s too self conscious.

  59. zara

    July 6, 2007 at 6:23 am

    i believe, this is the first time i like white socks (oh my!!!) with someone. a memorable moment indeed ;)

  60. Anonymous

    July 6, 2007 at 6:32 am

    Just awesome. Soooooo throwback. Sart, you should have posted this in black & white and perhaps juxtaposed it with some beatnik/hipster photos from the late 40s, early 50s. Love it!

    - Eminence Grise

  61. Anonymous

    July 6, 2007 at 9:52 am

    This outfit match works beautifully…Awesome!!!

  62. Joe

    July 6, 2007 at 12:03 pm

    There’s waldo!

  63. londondog

    July 6, 2007 at 1:38 pm

    Great look! He looks very English-eccentric in this get up. Love it!

  64. Anonymous

    July 6, 2007 at 10:32 pm

    I love the red striped shirt and the nautical feel to his outfit, although I can’t help but feel that he is trying too hard to look ironic.

  65. Anonymous

    July 7, 2007 at 12:20 am

    i think he’s hot
    and his quirky sense of style only adds to it

    he’s definitely having fun with fashion which is the way to go about it in my life

  66. Alison

    July 8, 2007 at 7:26 am

    Yikes, an escapee from the set of “PeeWee’s Playhouse”………

  67. gila

    July 8, 2007 at 7:59 am

    this guy is cool.

  68. Anonymous

    July 8, 2007 at 4:15 pm

    wow,I love his glasses and the whole sailor-geek look he’s pulling off!but the white socks…

  69. Micaela

    July 9, 2007 at 5:41 am

    When I went visiting the site and I saw my friend Massi..oh My God!
    He’s terribly stilish and funny; his look really shows the way he is.

    Massi baby…you rule.

  70. pasquale

    July 18, 2007 at 2:07 am

    looks like Johnny Depp meets Revenge of the Nerds to me.

  71. Martine

    October 23, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    He looks amazing. You can tell he is just being himself.

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