Monday, July 17, 2006

Men in Milan

This week I am going to run a few of my favorite men’s shots from my recent trip to Milan and Paris. Also I want to send a big thanks out to all the great people at for sponsoring my trip and giving me the creative freedom and access to do the best work I could do. Thanks Jamie, Tim, Keith, Dirk, Tyler, Jon, and Alison for all your support!!


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  1. argos

    July 17, 2006 at 7:09 pm

    Oh, I loved this photo too.

    So very Italian as smoking and riding over here is looked upon so very differently. Love the suit with no socks look.

    Fabulous photo.

  2. OrganicVogue

    July 17, 2006 at 7:59 pm

    Aw, I love it. Such gentlemen. And yes, you have an amazing job.. not to mention, inspiring. I adore your work.

  3. slowspin

    July 17, 2006 at 8:13 pm

    I would LOVE to dress like this, but I think I’d be too self-concious wearing this in Vancouver.

  4. Gus

    July 17, 2006 at 8:16 pm

    I loved this photo! Your updates were very enjoyable. I think your photos and comments are positive ecouragement to people, and especially guys, to add a little more style to their daily life. I know I am expressing myself with pocket squares on a new level!

  5. Anonymous

    July 17, 2006 at 9:16 pm

    This was a fanatasic picture. You caught this well dressed gentleman enjoying what seems to be a great cigar (probably Cuban, of course).

    He also seems no to be in a hurry…

    Buena Vida!!!

  6. Maria

    July 17, 2006 at 10:27 pm

    The man looks glamourous, elegant and masculine. The “gentleman” I can not say from the clothes…Let’s say that moral qualities are not easy to determine by the style; that is a sartorial mystery.

  7. optimus

    July 17, 2006 at 11:29 pm

    Wow. Hot. And what a great bike. (Has he got a newspaper bungee-corded to the back? Perfect.)

  8. Piperita

    July 18, 2006 at 1:03 am

    SO Milan!
    As always, you perfectly portrait the spirit of our city!

  9. vadim-kontra

    July 18, 2006 at 1:19 am

    I was always wondering if its ok to ride a bike wearing a suit…or a blaser…. It still seems …awkward….
    I guess it totaly depends on a bicycle…

  10. Anonymous

    July 18, 2006 at 1:44 am

    this pic reminds me of a old guy who used to bike down cambridge st. (in cambridge, ma) with a pipe in his mouth. at the time i lived at one end of cambridge st, worked at the other end. i’d see him in the morning, in the evening, on weekend afternoons: always, always with the pipe in his mouth (and generally both hands on his handlebars. the pipe looked permanently attached to his lip. ooh, that sounds gross, huh?)

    unfortunately, pipe-smoking bicycle man was not half as stylish as this guy. i wonder if he’s still around those parts…

  11. Alice Olive

    July 18, 2006 at 7:58 am

    It works because he’s in Europe, not the States and also possibly because we know that!

    So maybe when we get dressed in the mornings we need to take into account our constant ‘frame’ – the city we’re in at that point in time.

    Of course this guy hasn’t analysed anything, he’s just gotten dressed, grabbed a fag (so to speak) and his trusty bicycle.

  12. Anonymous

    July 18, 2006 at 9:38 am

    I love everything about this. The spontaneity of the photo itself, the sunglasses, the hair, the fact that he’s showing a helluva lot of cuff. The bicycle. Milanese in every sense of the word. Smashing!

  13. herringbonekid

    July 18, 2006 at 4:16 pm

    he is the coolest.

  14. ec10009

    July 18, 2006 at 9:56 pm

    Very cool. What more?

    True being in Milan helps the look, but I’ve seen some cool people on equally cool bikes downtown in NYC (yes, this is in response to alice olive: “It works because he’s in Europe, not the States.”).

    This also works because the photo is great. I could see this in a Bergdorf Goodman catalog. Hopefully someone in their advertising dept. is reading this! Sarto., have you ever considered art direction?

  15. The Sartorialist

    July 18, 2006 at 10:28 pm


    catalogs – interesting

    stay tuned!

  16. Elsa

    July 20, 2006 at 12:51 am

    I agree! This man, and this photograph, are too perfect. I have got to get myself to Milan.

  17. argos

    July 20, 2006 at 7:41 am

    Ah Ha! Sarto, you just gave a subtle hint as to some new direction you are pursuing….

  18. gm

    July 21, 2006 at 4:16 pm

    Bikes are incredible.

    This absolutely works in the states. Especially in the East, but easily the NW too. NYC Easy. In fact it works with more impact b/c it more unique here and he’s not honking away in his mercedes trying to get to the Holland tunnel at 6pm.

    (Now a beautiful stylish women on a bike is a whole other level…they always make my jaw drop.)

  19. Terence

    July 23, 2006 at 6:00 am

    I wish that was my life right now.

  20. Anonymous

    December 18, 2006 at 11:46 am

    This is just too good to be true.
    What a shot. Reminds me of Marcello Mastroianni.

  21. Anonymous

    September 11, 2007 at 9:26 pm

    that’s so cool! i’m inspired now.

  22. Pam

    November 4, 2007 at 4:43 pm

    It’s more his attitude than anything else that makes this amazing, he’s promoting a way of life without even knowing it.

  23. Mary

    February 14, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    he looks so cool and sexy (even though he’s smoking)

  24. HappyCamper

    February 26, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    Ha ha ha – I love this! Lovely suit, no socks on a bike with a cigarette and sunglasses. We will never see this in the US.

  25. Anonymous

    February 27, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    He is so hip!!!!!!!!!

  26. Marianna

    March 6, 2008 at 10:33 am

    This photo encapsulates all the twinkles that spark in my eyes when I’m in Milan or Rome… the men and the way they dress, almost always immaculately with a seemingly effortless natural style yet when observing a little longer you start noticing all these details that make you realize how much these Italian men embrace style and allure. Besides food (I’m one of those so called “foodies” out there), the second thing I love most when visiting Italy is observing men and what they’re wearing…or actually I’d say it’s a tie between food and checking dress styles out!!

  27. ginjin3

    March 29, 2008 at 3:42 am

    this guy is so cool! you’ll never see this in the states.

  28. Sienna

    October 3, 2008 at 7:50 am

    This picture just did it for me !
    I’m going to buy that new bicycle now !!
    Mine was stolen and until today I was still hoping for my bike to come back to me …

  29. abby jenkins

    November 14, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    perhaps I just died and went to heaven. this shot is glorious!

  30. Lee Oliveira

    June 7, 2010 at 1:34 am

    Smoking and riding a bike. Probably not well matched but I love this pic. A very classic look


  31. kimsato

    October 25, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    oh it looks like movie

    i from korea but i've never seen like this photo im here

    i want to go there and i wnat to journey there

  32. aur

    November 21, 2010 at 8:14 am

    nice, i like that suit

  33. Anonymous

    January 8, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Damn that guy is cool…

  34. briony-anne

    January 12, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    i love this photo. bicycles are so charming, i find cycling is such a simple pleasure… i reckon this man does too, adore his expression and little dog in the basket!

  35. shervin nassi

    April 16, 2011 at 12:41 am

    i love women but i just fell in love with this man!

  36. Richi Baidwan

    July 22, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    I love the fact that he's not wearing socks! It's perfect.

    I'm sure you saw all the elements that make this shot outstanding (and much quicker than I probably did) but for me, I feel the fact that this (potentially) Italian man's riding a bike while smoking a cigar as also the fact that he's not wearing socks simply connects!

  37. Tico Ramirez

    October 30, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    I love it! I am thinking to leave my car and take the vespa to work or like the guy in the picture got a bike and ride it on with style!

  38. DeAngelo Colon

    November 7, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    This is a beautiful shot. I am going to print this picture and hang it on my wall to remind me of what style really is. You don’t have to live in Milan to pull this off. All you need is style and a pair of balls. Style has no boundaries.

  39. William H. Kimball

    December 1, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Continuous effort–not strength or intelligence–is the key to unlocking our potential.-Liane Cordes

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