Thursday, August 26, 2010

On the Street….Beppe, Milan

I think if I ever did a men’s style guide, I would have to call it “What Would Beppe Do?”


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  1. Nolita

    August 26, 2010 at 10:31 am

    Stylish gentelman!

    -Nolita Vintage-

  2. The Sluice Box

    August 26, 2010 at 10:32 am

    There's nothing better than great old man style. Wonderful portrait.

  3. inelegancewetrust

    August 26, 2010 at 10:36 am

    Beppe is aware of his charm!
    Go Beppe, and teach to all those trivial men!

  4. Marissa

    August 26, 2010 at 10:41 am

    Why, isn't he dapper?!

  5. Anonymous

    August 26, 2010 at 10:41 am

    Ah well, I like the tie and the use of the pin, but not sure about the lapels on that jacket.

  6. Mae Lu

    August 26, 2010 at 10:41 am

    I love seeing gentlemen that stay dapper and classic into old age.

    Mae Lu, thereafterish.

  7. Ijeoma

    August 26, 2010 at 10:52 am

    True essence of the phrase "distinguished gentleman".

  8. Aless

    August 26, 2010 at 11:08 am

    Got a lil emotional there seeing this picture. Fashion has got NO age limit !!!

  9. Anonymous

    August 26, 2010 at 11:10 am

    WWBD! He's perfect!

  10. lizzy

    August 26, 2010 at 11:17 am

    The difference between fashion and style is that fashion is a trend that eventually dies out, style lasts forever, and this picture is the proof!

  11. Anonymous

    August 26, 2010 at 11:20 am

    one of our old favorites….with his signature safety pin as a tie clip detail ….as always great personal style.

  12. besidesthesea

    August 26, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Old school style.

  13. La Petite Anglaise

    August 26, 2010 at 11:30 am

    You can never over-enthuse the power of a sharp suit. Imagine Beppe in some saggy old cords and thermofleece jumper… not so lovely. But in this slick attire he is a silver fox if ever there was one. X

  14. Archie

    August 26, 2010 at 11:32 am

    Beppe's blue steel look takes no prisoners

  15. anthony

    August 26, 2010 at 11:42 am

    Highly impressive!

  16. Tasha Gregson

    August 26, 2010 at 11:47 am

    So dapper. Men should wear suits more :) !! xx

  17. La Zitella Acida

    August 26, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Beppe Modenese, President of the Italian Chamber of Fashion.

  18. AFJ

    August 26, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    Why do italien men favour blue soooo much?

  19. Nedda Ebo

    August 26, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    Stylish old man. Too bad his tie is a little ruffled up, culd use some fixing lol!

    Mustart x

  20. Laurent

    August 26, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Q.BELLO! That's a suit! Nailhead pattern? tie that is fantastic. The continuing blue period of Sart. is causing me to intensify my search for a blue pin/chalk stripe suit. Wish we could see the whole suit/shoes. Miraviglioso.

  21. Gepke

    August 26, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Beppe means ´grandma´ in Frisian (language spoken in the north of Holland). Funny :)

  22. sphisticate

    August 26, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    nofashion-fashion. classic rules!

  23. John Wesley

    August 26, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    Beautiful dressing. Appears to be effortless… As natural and comfortable as a second skin. Love the bumped out tie.

    Scott– Start working on your men's style guide. (I'm already standing in line.)


  24. carole

    August 26, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Elegant and stunning.

  25. JMVM

    August 26, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    because blue is the coolest colour


    August 26, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    He looks so fabulous!

  27. Rwang Pam

    August 26, 2010 at 1:25 pm


  28. Tiffany

    August 26, 2010 at 1:38 pm

  29. Anette

    August 26, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    I´m too :-)

  30. Florsheim Fan

    August 26, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    He looks so elegant!

  31. Giorgio

    August 26, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    - Nedda Ebo said … (12:21 PM) :
    Stylish old man. Too bad his tie is a little ruffled up, culd use some fixing lol! Mustart x -

    I do not think his tie is just ruffled up. I think he fixed it that way to let the plain matching color part emerge from under the pattern.

  32. Nolita

    August 26, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Yeah, great idea, as John Wesley said, a blog only featuring stylish men, I would love it!

    -Nolita Vintage-

  33. sam ezra

    August 26, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    gotta love a well put together outfit!

  34. luciano

    August 26, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    No matter the age the Italians make it look effortless. So classic without forcing anything. Its remarkable that their attire is the same attire a 25 year old gentlemen would be wearing. A suit with beautiful material and exquisite tailoring along with a touch of independent style. Simply beautiful.

  35. miss kristine

    August 26, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    Great tie.

  36. G

    August 26, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Love it!

  37. jimjims

    August 26, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    this guy means business!

  38. IS THIS IT? models review

    August 26, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    haha I absolutely agree – ASK BEPPE! :)

  39. Anonymous

    August 26, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    i can't believe i never thought to crease the tie with a pin to rise like that. that's genius. or perhaps i haven't noticed it done before. now that's attention to detail that he created. is that a safety pin? if so, that's pretty awesome and dare i say, a bit of punk rock aesthetic

  40. 82Brute

    August 26, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Impeccable. The pop of red in the pocket energizes the palette. He's a force.

  41. Valentine

    August 26, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Well Beppe nailed it !
    -diary of a fashion stylist-

  42. Anonymous

    August 26, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    It is a safety pin(?!) he has on?
    if yes,
    well done Zio Beppe!

  43. Anonymous

    August 26, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    I hadn't noticed the safety pin, but I think it's genius. The suit is impeccable, maybe that's what makes it great. I love a blue shirt.

  44. I V E S T I T I !

    August 26, 2010 at 4:16 pm


  45. Kathleen

    August 26, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Great suit, great accessories, great tie, the works. Beppe is always dressed perfectly. Hope he is wearing Tropical weight here, its still so very hot in Italy! I love the rich color blue of his shirt. Lovely! The Italians have a "I don't give a d – - n whether it's cooled down or not, I'm dressing for Fall". Love this attitude.

  46. Anonymous

    August 26, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Elegance has no age but he looks like a man whose profession has defined his style,let me guess would he be a banker?

  47. wiljello

    August 26, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    The Grand Master of style!

  48. vintage1944

    August 26, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Beppe is trim and elegant.He wears his years with style and grace.And yes please,write a book on style for men and I will personally sell it where I live.Help is needed here.

  49. Helen

    August 26, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    There is something very beguiling about a well dressed older gentlemen.

  50. Louise

    August 26, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Fabulous portrait! I imagine he'd dress impeccably on a Sunday morning. He's got a look of Alan Arkin, don't you think?

  51. Anonymous

    August 26, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Beppe, you're the man.

  52. Anonymous

    August 26, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Classy,charming and flawless…

  53. loolah

    August 27, 2010 at 2:00 am

    So many clothing choices look good but don't make me pause. A man who dresses like so immaculately and then adds a safety pin – that intrigues me and makes me want to know more about who he is. Especially with a stare like that. May men like Beppe be around in a few years when I need them.

  54. Anonymous

    August 27, 2010 at 3:16 am

    Oh please, Scott, do a men's style guide!!!

  55. dishly

    August 27, 2010 at 3:19 am

    love the tiiiieee, so well put together!

  56. Flora

    August 27, 2010 at 4:36 am

    Very distinguished, charismatic, style !!!!!!!

  57. forc.

    August 27, 2010 at 5:19 am

    Nice photo and great yet subtle style. Love how the tie vorresponds to the freckled shiny head.
    But what's going on with the shoulders? Is the seam rolled back or something? Unusual cut.

  58. Anonymous

    August 27, 2010 at 6:16 am

    Here is an alternative to sprezzatura: elegance.

  59. Anonymous

    August 27, 2010 at 6:59 am

    Bravo Beppe! You look great!
    This man is elegante and understated.
    Remember the some days ago post with the guy in Florence wiht a gold Rolex, two Gold rings and a Vertu mobile phone?
    That guy should look at this gentleman and learn something about being elegant and don't be flashy.

  60. es trenc hombre

    August 27, 2010 at 7:17 am

    yes, please, a men's style guide it would be a great idea. I have a little men's boutique i Tenerife, (Canary Island) and although we buy and go Pitti your blog is a continous inspiration for me when I expose the clothes. thank you very muchh.

  61. Álvaro

    August 27, 2010 at 7:26 am

    i love when you photograph old people

  62. Hanna

    August 27, 2010 at 11:01 am

    LOVE the safety pin!!

  63. This Time Now

    August 30, 2010 at 12:19 am

    Love this man's face! Love the title of the book as well. Do it!

  64. Host Monsterz

    August 30, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Great ! i found your blog through delicious.

  65. Romana

    August 30, 2010 at 11:03 am

    Milan is style. Thanks for your pics and words

  66. Georgio

    August 30, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Beppe is a true man of style and gentility, with impeccible manners. I truly enjoyed working with him at Tiffany & Co. His trademark red socks are a fantastic symbol of his verve against the grain.

  67. J.Ro

    August 31, 2010 at 12:00 am

    This guy puts Gordon Gekko to shame!

  68. Filip

    August 31, 2010 at 6:04 am

    I love the comment under the photo, the man is absolutely stunning! That's how I want to look like in my 60s : )

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  70. Sylvia

    September 1, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Stunning! Why is it that mean manage to age so much better than women! It is so UNFAIR!

  71. ronan the librarian

    September 2, 2010 at 3:24 am

    is it a safety pin or an antique tie pin? Don't they wreck the silk? Still it would be worth it as it gives the tie some (as you would say) "sprezzatura"! Why are we so afraid of ties these days? I predict a big come-back.

  72. Anonymous

    September 6, 2010 at 7:29 pm


  73. Tara's Dolce Vita

    September 7, 2010 at 9:35 am

    Simply beautiful!

  74. Love Carlshamre

    September 8, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Beppe = My hero!

  75. Anonymous

    September 11, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    This man is beautiful~!
    Thank you for this posting.


    September 13, 2010 at 4:06 am

    Great suit!!

    look at the matching lines on the collar .. this is made "sur mesure"


  77. chris

    January 10, 2011 at 2:57 am

    great post and pic of Beppe

  78. Christian Burnaugh

    August 7, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Not forgetting or allowing those in control to disregard the source in which they gained their money or their power for the power is the people, not just one man. We have to have strength to do what is ahead of us; power comes from many and power can be exposed ‎and seized by those who allowed it to be in the hands of those in that position. We forgetwho it is that has the power. Lets us our power to rightfully regain that which has nearly been stripped from our grasp.

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