Tuesday, January 18, 2011

On the Scene….Military Shirts, Florence & Milano

I bought one of these military shirts this Summer and I’m still trying to figure out how to wear it. After I saw this gentleman at Pitti a few days ago I remembered I also had a photo of Robert R. wearing this same style.

After looking at the two images I now realize my shirt is too long. I need to shorten the length of my shirt to be in line with my wrist at the hip.

I think this is one of those truly versatile and inexpensive items that should be in everyones wardrobe.


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  1. Ultra Violette

    January 18, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    the glasses are awesome!!

  2. Rainbowing

    January 18, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    2 in one! What a deal haha, I love the first guys glasses!

  3. Inside my head and wardrobe

    January 18, 2011 at 3:55 pm

  4. Jenni Austria Germany

    January 18, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    these men pull it off so well.

  5. Beautycountry

    January 18, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    the first guy look so charming with that smile


  6. Sois Stylé

    January 18, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    i like the sunglsses!! your photos are amazing!

  7. The Sheep in a Box

    January 18, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    i love these classy interpretations of the military shirts…
    likin' the glasses too!

  8. SabinePsynopsis

    January 18, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    I agree! I want one, too. Love all the details.

  9. Gene

    January 18, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    I like these military style shirts, especially in the shade of denim.


  10. mademoiselleandcomag

    January 18, 2011 at 4:11 pm

  11. Bronwyn

    January 18, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    I love the combination of the blue and the mossy military shirt colour


  12. jimjims

    January 18, 2011 at 4:15 pm


    Dig the look.


  13. A

    January 18, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Looks great. Especially on the first guy, with that striped top just peeking out! x


    January 18, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    are military shirts the new denim snap shirts? I think so…great capturing, as always

  15. Janniche

    January 18, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Ohh, niccce! Like pic 2 best:)

    Duse Pasteller

  16. VicissitudiniLombarde

    January 18, 2011 at 4:27 pm

  17. *sunday*

    January 18, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    i think it looks great, still casual but still formal enough because its a shirt.. i think its a good investment


  18. Fashion Agony

    January 18, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Love how the first guy wears it :)

  19. Anonymous

    January 18, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    I would wear the military shirt like a shirt jacket. If you plan to wear denim shirt on jeans, the military shirt as a jacket will reduce the denim on denim look.

  20. Anonymous

    January 18, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    This is a clear example of how both men and women can be inspired by a single post. Tomorrow I am wearing my mariniere under my military shirt and topping it all off with a nice navy overcoat! Thanks Scott!

  21. Loca por tu Ropa

    January 18, 2011 at 4:40 pm

  22. A.E

    January 18, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Great two shots, and interesting commentary. I think it's you meticulous attention to detail which makes you such a great photographer. I especially like the first shot…because of the jewel like colour of the jacket and shirt (or is that just the light?) Anyway, really, really great. :)


  23. thefashionguitar

    January 18, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Love both their glasses!

    XO thefashionguitar

  24. fashionslap.net

    January 18, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Hmm the first guy looks familiar. I love his long Willy Wonka type coat though and he has the glasses to go with it. The second one is very cool you think man he looks smart and he's got a freaking ascot. I love guys who pull off the ascot.

  25. Julia

    January 18, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Military pastel colours!.. never thought about that before.



  26. Cez

    January 18, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Love the first one…. charming!!!!!

  27. choicesmultiple

    January 18, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    I do agree. It's a really easy- to-wear item. It's both casual and chic. Great post, excellent tip!

  28. Whitney Sherrell

    January 18, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    I love military style shirts!

    Whitney Sherrell

  29. StyleToneZagreb

    January 18, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Guys are great.I love it!!!


  30. UnaBb

    January 18, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    Amazing)Love the way these sand color pants look with his coat.

  31. Anonymous

    January 18, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    but if it's so versatile and inexpensive why are you still trying to figure out how to wear it and now have to have it altered?

  32. The Village Idiot

    January 18, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    this guy always looks sooo cool!
    his look is always different every time i see him

  33. comme fraiche

    January 18, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    with those shirts it's important to have the length stop at the waist otherwise the shirt doesn't look good. You got it right in these photos.

  34. Ann

    January 18, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    especially with navy. olive and navy has got to be the best combo…ever. is it wrong that i, a female, now want an olive military shirt, too?

  35. Ru

    January 18, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    interesting observation,

  36. labeloverload

    January 18, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    love the scarf!

  37. Anonymous

    January 18, 2011 at 5:25 pm

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  38. Becky-May

    January 18, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    i love classic shirts like these. you have a terrific eye.

    The Flower Girl


  39. Anonymous

    January 18, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Hi, i just watched a video about you (intel visual life ((i loved it)), and i thought i should leave a comment.
    Soo, i do it, i love your blog, and all your photographies since a longtimme, the people you choose in the street…
    I hope you'll continue to do things such fabulous.

    (Sorry my english is pathetic)

    Benoit, from France

    (I put my personnal webpage, about photography, im just an amateur ahah)

  40. Davidikus

    January 18, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    I think those shirts look too scruffy. I understand the appeal, but still, I don't get it. Absolutely lovely blue coat in the first picture, though!


  41. Pearl Westwood

    January 18, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    I love military shirts, I ve been trying to find the perfect one for ages, both are great examples of how to wear them.


  42. Pati Gaitán (Pati-G)

    January 18, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    I really like the texture and cut of this shirt the fabric seams to be soft and warm. I love the way is worn – you have a remarkable eye.

  43. Jackii

    January 18, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    the first image inspires me


  44. Anonymous

    January 18, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Inexpensive and versatile? You said yourself that you've never worn your shirt and have to get it tailored…

  45. Maryanne

    January 18, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    tailoring is everything.

    it's truly fantastic when fashion can be adaptable as seen here a jacket or shirt.

    that navy topper in the first pic is just attractive and lends a very polished look.

    khakis are such a neutral trouser and adapt to just about anything paired with them.

  46. Everything's Better with Frosting

    January 18, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    LOVE those glasses! That shirt is a nice versatile, I'm not trying to hard, I just wake up chic item.

  47. dimitri

    January 18, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    The first men to look perfect. His style is unique, chic and casual at the same time. I'm totally a fan of her outfit.

  48. Teodora

    January 18, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    I think the shirt will look well long as well.



  49. tinkerbell the bipolar faerie

    January 18, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    Those sunglasses!

  50. Anonymous

    January 18, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Both are attractive men & great photos. It's just that I can't get myself to appreciate the proportions of the shirt/jacket. In short: too dinky! It makes them look like they are detained in WWII POW camp and I feel uneasy / sorry looking at them. I mean, I liked the whole cropped sports jacket and high-notch-collar tailoring trend in the past, but crop happy proportion stops here for me.

  51. Anonymous

    January 18, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Waiting for you to shoot us some ghurka shorts when the weather allows…

  52. Blank Musings

    January 18, 2011 at 7:23 pm

  53. theshopwindow

    January 18, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Amazing glasses "a la" John Lennon style.

  54. Fashion Nerd

    January 18, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    OMG,these jackets are amazing, I would wear them anyday

    Fashion Nerd


    Please read, comment and follow.

  55. Anonymous

    January 18, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Love the Apache tie..so retro! Burt Reynolds meets Marcello Mastoianni. LOVE IT!

  56. Alex Ingram

    January 18, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    What is this type of shirt called and where can you get it one

  57. COA

    January 18, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    love the glasses!


  58. Edwin Rivera

    January 18, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Any idea on the brand of those items?

  59. V

    January 18, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    My husband just bought one from topman and he is so glad to have made a good choice after seeing this post.

  60. My Daily Inspiration

    January 18, 2011 at 10:04 pm

  61. yvonne

    January 18, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    military shirts r like denim ones, they look cool anytime

  62. Marrisa

    January 18, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    I love the stripe underneath the button down!


  63. caribbelle

    January 18, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    very simple, and I like it

  64. HOT + COOL

    January 18, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    I agree..should be in everyones wardrobe. I'm on the hunt for one now…very John Lennon looking.

  65. Miss Bias

    January 18, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    I adore the first guys's combination of clothing items. Great sense of style.

    Come check out my Magazine Giveaway to help celebrate my 1st year blogging at http://www.missbias.blogspot.com.

    Miss Bias = )

  66. La Nouvelle Observatrice

    January 18, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    Simple + Style = Sexy
    Very nice~

  67. princess glee

    January 19, 2011 at 1:09 am

    I love it when men do casual well as these 2 gentlemen have.

  68. thwany

    January 19, 2011 at 1:13 am

    love the first guy, he's so handsome.

  69. @unChCh

    January 19, 2011 at 3:25 am

    mmhh… We'd like to see it on you :)

  70. netsnooper

    January 19, 2011 at 3:32 am

    Marinieri under military? interesting… How much I am learning!

  71. aviewfromtheshade

    January 19, 2011 at 4:06 am


  72. dan

    January 19, 2011 at 4:09 am

    Great style, the combination of the military shirt with the armorlux-sailor-shirt underneath and the elegant coat (wonderful blue) make it.
    what i like about robert is the green/greyish colour range of his pants and shirt in combination with the scarf.
    cheers from here, d

  73. Julie

    January 19, 2011 at 4:13 am

    love the first picture :-)
    my blog : http://redandsilk.blogspot.com/

  74. Bell

    January 19, 2011 at 4:14 am

    I like too, the first pic is my favorite

  75. KC

    January 19, 2011 at 4:20 am

    yes, it looks like an essential basic that is fun to jazz up.


  76. Paul (UK)

    January 19, 2011 at 4:26 am

    Great post for us guys Scott!
    Love the military shirts, I think it's gotta be cord for me. Workwear brand Carhartt have some great ones.
    The sailor stripes for men are busting out all over the UK high street at the moment, with pea coats, chinos and deck shoes for spring.
    I see a quiet shift back to love 'em and keep 'em vintage classics and away from fast fashion excess here (probably linked to the recession…)

    Keep doing what you do!

  77. Anonymous

    January 19, 2011 at 4:33 am

    I am sure that in the 2nd pic the shirt is not vintage, it fits the guy too perfectly.
    I'kill to know the brand's of this shirt, perfect big front pockets !
    anybody got a clue ?

  78. OneRedCherry

    January 19, 2011 at 4:40 am



  79. V.V.

    January 19, 2011 at 4:48 am

    The first guy has an amazing sense of style, simple but trés chic. Loving his glasses


  80. Tom

    January 19, 2011 at 5:41 am

    Great snap……..

    Ravenshoe Real Estate

  81. Joanna Paulsen

    January 19, 2011 at 6:19 am

  82. Susanna Lam

    January 19, 2011 at 8:16 am

    love the 2nd guy's glasses!

  83. Sophie Mhabille

    January 19, 2011 at 8:27 am

    Thank you Scott, you make me realise i have a forgotten kaki shirt on my wardrobe! it's time to wear it

  84. Alice Olive

    January 19, 2011 at 8:31 am

    Really love the first shot. The combination of 'army green' and navy stripes always seems to work.

  85. M&M

    January 19, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Who says that the age is our enemy?
    He looks great, charming and stylish!

  86. Christina Simon

    January 19, 2011 at 9:30 am

    I would have never thought that a military shirt could look stylish. Thank you for the inspiration.

  87. Anonymous

    January 19, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Whether you shorten your shirt depends on whether you want to wear it as an overshirt or a shirt. If you want to wear it as a shirt, leave the tails long.

  88. Darryl

    January 19, 2011 at 10:03 am

    I really, really, really don't like that shirt and I don't care who knows it.

  89. Vasilieva

    January 19, 2011 at 10:23 am

  90. proletarian Great Gatsby

    January 19, 2011 at 10:40 am

    We can see how military shirt are loosing the military/aggressive meanig to be now the warrior's rest.

  91. Eugenia Woods

    January 19, 2011 at 10:41 am

    Love the glasses in the first pic!

  92. Red Red

    January 19, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Actually prefer the second shot (and shirt). Both sets of glasses are right on.

  93. 82Brute

    January 19, 2011 at 11:14 am

    A couple of questions for you…when you shorten your shirt, will it stay a shirt hem or will you make it more of a straight hem, like a jacket? Also, how do you feel about snaps? My daughter has been scooping up flannel shirts from the young men's departments in hipster stores, but won't go near them if they have snaps like these pictured here. I kind of like the snaps. I think they look better if you decide to leave it unbuttoned. Just spitballin' here.

  94. Francois V.

    January 19, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Emmanuelle Alt found a way to wear it.


  95. Robert

    January 19, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    Too short! Well, for me those shirts would be too short. But I like a lot the wearing it open underneath a jacket. And me too I like the round glasses.

  96. anthony

    January 19, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Beautiful cravat. The shirt is lost in the top pic. An abundance of excellence but a focal point is missing.

  97. Amandine

    January 19, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Robert R is in your book, he's one of my favourite model.
    By the way, you're totally right about military shirts.
    You have to post us a photo of you wearing it. :)

  98. JettRink

    January 19, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    "I'm still trying to figure out how to wear it"- this is what separates Keith Richards and Johnny Depp- Keith Richards just does it, and Johnny Depp thinks to much, tries to hard and ends up looking contrived.

  99. fashionsdirtylaundry

    January 19, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    I love the colors on the first photo– the navy over the olive over the stripes!

    Military shirts definitely need to hit just above the hip– or they need to be tucked in :)

  100. Anu

    January 19, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    None of these two men seem like they cared about the length of the their shirt – they just wore the hell out of what they had. That is style and confidence.

  101. Anonymous

    January 19, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Military shirt ! Great Idea ! Thanks !

  102. Anonymous

    January 19, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    What is the brand of those glasses. I want them.

  103. Key

    January 19, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Love the ascot on the dark haired gent. Are those Gaultier sunglasses on the guy with the striped under shirt?

  104. Anonymous

    January 19, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    I just asked for the brand of those (sun-)glasses.

    Googled, and i think i found them. Moscot, Miltzen.

  105. Vlad

    January 19, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    I like the shirt, but it's not really that versatile I think. Seeing that, for one, you have problems regarding what to wear it with.

  106. Anonymous

    January 19, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    First picture is just AMAZING. Love the shape of the glasses and the combination of striped shirt and jacket. Such a cool look!!

  107. Hmmm..

    January 19, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    I don't know, Scott. I love the look of this style shirt but I am not loving the length of theirs. I like it a bit longer, below the waistline. This actually looks odd to me.

  108. adele

    January 19, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    awesome photos! i love the jacket from the first photo! <33


  109. Anonymous

    January 19, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    This man always looks so completely comfortable in his own skin & has incredible, timeless style. Love pics of him.

  110. bonddi

    January 20, 2011 at 12:03 am

    The first shirt works because it resembles a jacket in the detailing, but in a lighter fabric. The second shirt looks like one I sewed up in Home Ec in 1976 from a Butterick pattern. Dont' shorten your shirt unless it has the detail to pull off the length.

  111. Anonymous

    January 20, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    the first guy looks a little too runway for me. he needs to bring it down a notch. it's probably the striped tee that needs to go.

  112. Nicole Davis

    January 20, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    The glasses are very good to wear and its complementing his face structure. so thumbs up.
    The look is too much sober so thumbs down hence cancelling the effect so he is OKAy to say the least.


    January 20, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Utilitarian rocks!! so simple so cool!


  114. Mat

    January 20, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    very much like both

  115. Rafael

    January 20, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    This man looks like a bearded, sunglassed Leonardo Dicaprio!

  116. leatherpress

    January 20, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    Most shirts 'should' ( i mean it would be nice to see ) sit in line with the wrist and waist line…the military shirt is a must.

    -Martin in Sydney


  117. Kristen

    January 20, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    I really like the gentleman in the first picture's outfit. I love the navy coat with the olive shirt, and the stripes underneath! And the sunglasses are absolutely perfect.

    I also love the look on his face: he knows he's looking good. :)

  118. Carlos

    January 20, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Is it me or does this lad looks like Ricky Gervais?

  119. joshylola

    January 21, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Great military clothes mix.Love XS shirt :-)

  120. Anonymous

    January 22, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Anybody know who makes the jacket in the first shot???

  121. Anonymous

    January 23, 2011 at 4:23 am

    well, if you actually had to serve in the army at some point of your life, like me(living in Israel, army service is obligatory even for girls…) i'm sure you wouldn't have been so excited about the army shirt. too much negative connotations… though it does look nice

  122. Scott

    January 23, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    The shirt is too long? Or are you too short?

  123. klsmn18

    January 29, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Really like the glasses and the shirt. Nice work with the tucked in ascot.

  124. Sartor Resartus

    February 1, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Not bad, but trying way too hard.

  125. Anonymous

    February 5, 2011 at 10:20 pm


  126. Anonymous

    February 11, 2011 at 6:34 am

    Is that John Lennon´s secret son?

  127. elaine

    February 21, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    love the length of the jacket.

  128. Walking around with a scapel

    April 12, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Many of my male friends say menswear is so boring cuz there is nothing much to play with. White navy breton, olive shirt, navy coat, chinos…and those glasses. Pretty unexpected, he obviously put in thought and effort putting things together. Takes a sharp eye for detail to notice these little touches that matters. Judging from that grin on the lad's face, he obviously knows he got it nailed. :)

  129. Michel

    June 1, 2011 at 5:50 am

    Wow, really cool t-shirt!!!i am super impressed. i like it.. thanks!!

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    Custom T Shirt Design

  130. Kim

    June 27, 2011 at 3:42 am

    It is gorgeous indeed.
    Good choice.

    Custom made dress shirts

  131. rothcomilitaryclothing

    July 25, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    there are so attractive t-shirts and milano jackets shown here… so gorgeous collection.military clothing is the best clothing i can say..:)

  132. Iker

    August 2, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    really? the funniest song i have ever heard

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