Monday, March 24, 2008

Lino On Video!

The great people over at have posted a very good video profiling Lino and his store Al Bazar in Milan.

You will also see Sartorialist regular Gianpaolo doing a little English translating for Lino.

Of course Tim Blanks does another great job capturing the essence of cool that is Lino.

here is the Link

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  1. Paul Pincus

    March 24, 2008 at 10:47 am

    I love everything about the coat on the left. The colour of the coat on the right is stunning!

  2. Anonymous

    March 24, 2008 at 11:01 am

    I will be in Milan this week but I’m almost afraid to enter the store in my regular clothes – and it feels a little phony to dress up to go there.

  3. DesignGod

    March 24, 2008 at 11:40 am

    I would expect no less. When you are in the business it only makes sense to look impeccable. Anything less would be…well…painfully ironic.

  4. Nelson vH

    March 24, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    I just love the blue coat! The gloves in the breast pocket and the two scarfs add to it! Great!

    Double-strapped monks seem to be pretty popular in Milano ;) Very nice!

    Gentleman on the right looks more convincing to me tho…

  5. La Terpette

    March 24, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    Great coats

  6. Anonymous

    March 24, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    Two very polished gents… again another photo with the colors of the background enhancing the colors of the clothes. Love it.

    ~ Miss Mary

  7. The Pursuiter

    March 24, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    This Hockney Blue ( as somebody named this kind of blue ) coat is great! Lino always brings color to all his suits.

    Did somebody notice that Lino’s blasier have blue lines combined perfectly with the coat?? Just great!

  8. The Pursuiter

    March 24, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    Really nice coat! Lino always brings color wherever he goes. Also I can see that the blasier Lino wears had blue or grey lines combining perfectly with the coat and also with the scarves!

  9. Laguna Beach Trad

    March 24, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    Awesome, Sart, simply awesome. Lino is definitely someone to watch and emulate. A fierce, masterful talent with colour-blending. For some reason, the hair looks better on film than in photo. I will have to stop by Al Bazar next time I am in Milan (maybe later this year).

  10. Anonymous

    March 24, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    I will also be in Milan in the next weeks, and would be interessted how expensive Al Bazar approximately is.

  11. Lorenzo

    March 24, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    wow, pretty much all the pics from milan about men involve these trashly tanned bussiness men, whose biggest idol is probably berlusconi.
    their style represents very well that ambient, and i find it quite un-elegant.
    just look at the pose the guy make, ridicoulous

  12. Anonymous

    March 24, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    Fun video! Thank you. The Japanese magazine “Leon” has an enjoyable two page article on Lino’s fashion in the new issue.


  13. Anonymous

    March 24, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    It’s all about the little stuff: here I go again about Agnelli circa 1970. Are those double-strap monks on the right with top buckle NB (not buckled), so reminisent of Agnelli’s UB (un-buttoned) BB (Brooks Bros.) shirts? And those PCs (pant cuffs): the man has no worries if he drops a few euros while ordering his morning doppio: those cuffs could catch a $20 gold piece. Spare change? Looks absolutely fabulous. Balance of elegancy and UB. This works.

  14. Anonymous

    March 24, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    Gianpaolo: “He’s a sexy person; everybody wants to be sexy.”

    TB: “Yeah, but they have to have lived Lino’s life.”

    Lino: “Heh, heh, heh (thumbs up).”


  15. pretty kitty publishing

    March 24, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    Ah, what a charming man.

    One of my favorite parts of the video is the demo of the “crushable” jacket.

    I noticed the way he tucked his gloves into the breast pocket of the long yellow frock coat he wears toward the end of the video and I could not help but think, wow, this man is setting the bar high in terms of reinterpreting trends and taking risks.

    It would be interesting to see his look done on someone else.

    But then again, I think Lino must be in a class by himself! Besos!

  16. Anonymous

    March 24, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    I agree with Lino: WE WANT COLOUR!


  17. -h of candid cool

    March 24, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    this man is superb. (but i am partial to italian men named lino) i wish i had a grandfather that dressed like this.

    the way he puts his coats and gloves in the pockets.

    and was that him in the video in the photograph towards the beginning?

  18. posh

    March 24, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    So effortlessly chic. The layered jackets do wonders for these men.

  19. Kanani

    March 25, 2008 at 1:51 am

    I love the blue –it’s not quite solid and it goes nicely with the plaid jacket that seems to have a shot of blue as well. Also.. those gloves tossed so casually into the pocket are a great touch. And those shoes with the buckles are swashbuckling! I love the man on the left as well. Such elegance. But mostly what I like about this guy in the blue coat is that he’s got wrinkles and lines. Like he’s had a very good life, with smile lines and all! Bravo!!
    I learn so much from you. Really. You inspire me as I finish my novel.
    xxxooo -K

  20. Gabriela

    March 25, 2008 at 7:22 am

    Wow! That blue! So refreshing for the eyes!

  21. Anonymous

    March 25, 2008 at 7:45 am

    eeev_ery_thing’s com_ing up LINO, for_YOU_and_for_ME!

  22. mark s

    March 25, 2008 at 11:38 am

    Molto Milanese. Both are beautifully styled but what really bothers me is that they both ‘uscito la casa’ looking like each other; wearing light colored, spread collar shirts with dark ties, Camel DB blazers, Dark, lean-cut pants and Dbl strap monk strap shoes. Dressing alike brings a bit of a camp factor to both men which, tho me, diminishes any taste they inherently have. I love Lino’s touches reminiscent of L’avvacato Agnelli like one strap un-buckled on his shoes, Gloves foppishly placed in the coat breast pocket – is he wearing his big panarai over his shirt cuff? But still the fact that they are both dressed so similar only reminds me how much of a show they are putting on. One thing Ive always loved about men in Milano, and all of Italia for that fact is how natually they wear their clothes, For these two I feel the clothes (as beautifully detailed as they are) are wearing them.

  23. Anonymous

    March 26, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    i bet the guy on the left has a glove in his pocket too…

  24. Anonymous

    March 27, 2008 at 1:39 am

    how did the think to put the glove in his pocket and scarfs in a pocket too?? impeccably italian

  25. metscan

    March 29, 2008 at 12:15 am

    Didn´t watch the clip.but the man on the right surely has had his share of sun-and it really shows on his face too,Frightening!

  26. moemoe

    March 30, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    ok, Lino has the clothes down, but now what about that hair? He should really do something about it.

  27. Andreas

    April 7, 2008 at 4:38 am

    I watched this video and I’m asking me now, if this shirts they are showing at the end of this video (the same Lino is wearing on the photo!) with the peak of the collar looking back, so that the tie knob is more visible, will become a new fashion trend or is this just a classic style. What do you think?

  28. Ian Ward

    December 6, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    I tweet, therefore I am.

  29. Cju

    February 4, 2012 at 5:34 am

    Can someone please explain the purpose of the long scarves hanging from the overcoat trend?

    I can’t work out if it’s simply aesthetic or serves a function.

    Many thanks,


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