Saturday, April 7, 2007

Mr. Fabio Borrelli


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  1. Butch

    April 7, 2007 at 8:33 am

    A very nicely cut jacket with a la mode trousers–shorter, tapered. Like the shoe choice, too.

    • schwartz

      February 26, 2013 at 9:20 am

      I am afraid not well balanced , the jacket too short, the trousers short with a leg to large….shoes without form ouh lala
      why the men need to look like their son ??

  2. SartoriallyAddicted

    April 7, 2007 at 9:05 am

    Why do the pants legs seem so skinny?

  3. Anonymous

    April 7, 2007 at 9:37 am

    What a great Napoli style bespoke suits is! Furthermore, I like his way of sliding the bottom-side of tie a little bit, which makes a touch of subtleness.

  4. Cut of cloth

    April 7, 2007 at 10:48 am

    Very shi shi
    Brat Pack Suit
    Frank Dean and Sammi
    Would be proud!

  5. NYC Modelista

    April 7, 2007 at 12:12 pm

    Italian men! Enough said!

  6. david

    April 7, 2007 at 1:10 pm

    He looks quite sharp, but I find the slimmer, almost-cropped trousers a little unbalanced with such a wide lapel on the jacket. Anyone feel the same way?

  7. Anonymous

    April 7, 2007 at 1:45 pm

    beautifully fitted!

  8. Anonymous

    April 7, 2007 at 2:42 pm

    Is it just me or do Italian suits make their wearer’s heads look big?

    Otherwise very nice, just not crazy about the shoulder shape.

  9. Paul

    April 7, 2007 at 2:48 pm

    I love the narrow leg openings; it pairs off well with the lack of shoulder padding. Is his watch on the outside of his shirt cuff? It’s hard to tell from the shot, but if it is, I like it.

  10. TheModistas

    April 7, 2007 at 3:22 pm

    the suit really suits him, but dont you think he should have chosen black shoes?

  11. Jonathan

    April 7, 2007 at 3:50 pm

    There are some interesting games being played with proportion here. Let’s hope that we don’t get caught up in the comments with yet more narrow-minded does it fit or doesn’t it. I like the look and he carries it off confidently and well.

  12. Anonymous

    April 7, 2007 at 5:16 pm

    He looks all right. But I don’t think the slim fit cutting pants work for him.

  13. Anonymous

    April 7, 2007 at 5:24 pm

    The narrow trousers actually go well with the not-so-short jacket. The pants are balanced out by the volume in the jacket.

    The pants aren’t cropped, when you have a 15″ cuff, they are supposed to be shorter than the 18″ pants…

    He likes wide lapels….works for him though.

  14. Anonymous

    April 7, 2007 at 5:38 pm

    His breast pocket looks a little low, doesn’t it?

  15. Anonymous

    April 7, 2007 at 6:03 pm

    Jonathan: one of the great things about this blog is the open, friendly tone. Please don’t use snarky epithets like ‘narrow-minded’; we’re all just giving our opinions on the clothes and the style of the wearers, not each other.

  16. iopine

    April 7, 2007 at 6:28 pm

    The narrow pant, my absolute favorite.

  17. Nicholas

    April 7, 2007 at 6:55 pm

    Mr. Borrelli is famous for his shirts, but in this photo, its narrow tie is very beautiful!

  18. Jonathan

    April 8, 2007 at 5:39 am

    Anonymous: the problem I have with the comments section in this journal is the frequent lack of a friendly tone, in fact it can be downright judgemental much of the time. So many lovely looks are completely, and sometimes rudely, rejected over minor matters of cuff length, shoulder width. Sartorialist’s approach is one that I would prefer, to try and see the overall good in a ‘look’ and to be interested in variety, not to blindly reject through adherence to some imaginary ideal. I’ve got no problem at all in discussion of the detail though. I’m tempted to stick with ‘narrow minded’ but, as it has caused you offence, would, instead, describe the attitude I was describing as a case of not being able to see the wood from the trees.

    I take your point about not criticising each other – though I’ve seen examples of that too – but, unlike you, wasn’t criticising anyone in particular, just a generally dismissive approach.

  19. Anonymous

    April 8, 2007 at 9:51 am

    The lapels should be narrower. Otherwise it looks ‘top heavy’ to me.

  20. ojhofer

    April 8, 2007 at 10:25 am

    he’s empeccabnly dressed but somehow his hand gesture hints that he wasn’t so comfortable when The Satorialist took this photograph.

  21. Anonymous

    April 9, 2007 at 3:52 am

    sharp look. id go with a slightly narrower lapel to further the slim silhouette

  22. Anonymous

    April 9, 2007 at 7:11 pm

    he looks great. i saw the picture, i read the comments, and i looked at the picture again. everything looks great to me. the wide lapels look sharp. so do the slim pants. i did not notice either the first time — instead i admired the suit color, shirt color, tie choice, and linen tv-fold square — so understated — so classy. less is more here.

  23. Anonymous

    April 11, 2007 at 12:13 pm

    Should the question be whether or not Italian suits make ones head look large, or if other suits make ones head look small?

  24. a

    April 11, 2007 at 8:21 pm

    what a beautiful proportion of lapel to lapel and then again to collar. nice to see someone wearing it so comfortably.

  25. andrew

    April 21, 2007 at 4:12 am

    i really want to like it, but it just isn’t quite right.he seems a little top heavy – could it be the soft-shouldered cut of the jacket? the shoes don’t look right either. having said that,i really dig where his head’s at and that he’s prepared to experiment.

  26. Cely Fairweather

    February 13, 2019 at 9:29 am

    Fabio you look great ! I love Borrelli cloth!

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