Friday, February 17, 2006

How To Make Old-School Italian Look Sleek.

Most young guys I know think of Luciano Barbera as a collection for their dad. Everything the gentleman pictured below is wearing could be Barbera or Borrelli but because of the way he put it together it looks just as sleek and modern as Prada.

What makes it look Italian? The slim, creased pants, the scarf, the shape of the coat and ,most of all, the brown shoes.
What makes it Modern? The color palette, and the length of the pants (longer than most sartorial Italians wear theirs)


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  1. MrWynn

    February 17, 2006 at 7:30 pm

    Couldn’t agree with you more. I only wish there was a retailer who felt the same way.

  2. Anonymous

    February 17, 2006 at 7:40 pm

    Your blog has a big fan out in the Mojave Desert!

    It’s partly the perverse joy of looking at chic New York City with one eye while the other eye looks out a window on dust blowing down my dirt road …

    – desertwind

  3. Anonymous

    February 18, 2006 at 9:36 am

    wow, all black, never seen that before, especially in New York…

  4. The Sartorialist

    February 18, 2006 at 9:44 am

    Actually, charcoal and navy, with brown suede shoes

    besides, you are totally missing the point of the post.

    try again, please

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