Tuesday, January 20, 2009

On the Street….Camel Coats, Florence p.2

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  1. Andrew

    January 20, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    3 coats 3 pinstriped suits. Europeans are so much better dressed than Americans.

  2. bee_lizard queen

    January 20, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    camel coats. I’m allergic.

  3. Anonymous

    January 20, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Love the coats, but black shoes with a navy suit… ugh!

  4. Andrew

    January 20, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    ^ Look at Comme they do a lot of navy with black.

  5. Rebecca Leão

    January 20, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    Very beutiful coats! Both men are well-dressed. The one with the buttons behind is fantastic!

  6. Hillary

    January 20, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    I just saw a guy today (waiting for the train here in Chicago) who would have been totally unremarkable except that he had this amazing long, fitted, Camel-colored wool coat. I couldn’t stop staring…at his coat.

  7. diane

    January 20, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    Nice looking coats, they leave a nice impression.

  8. lenmeister

    January 20, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    I think these guys should switch coats lol The slimmer gentleman in front would stand out more wearing a belted back camel coat with wide cuffs, and the bulkier gentleman in the back could’ve gone with the more simple and trimmer coat the guy in front of him has on. Not to be anal about this, both these gentlemen look great, but from my perspective being a wider torso guy, keeping my coats classic and trimmer really wrks for me. Of course this is open for discussion.


    January 20, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    so cool!

    des braisers

  10. Anonymous

    January 20, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    I am surprised to see that almost all the europeans captured here have cuffed pants which is not that common in North American. It was 10 years ago.

  11. Simone

    January 20, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    ahhhhhh the back view..love it!

  12. J.A.F.

    January 20, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    i’ve been obsessing over camel hair coats all winter and have not found a singel one I liked. The states are well behind Italy.

  13. Sartorial Vancouver

    January 20, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    I love the fit of the coat across the upper back of the gentleman on the left – clean and trim.

  14. viviane

    January 20, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    I wish some cold…

    In Brazil its summer! Not the most ellegant season.

  15. Dan in Richmond

    January 20, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Who on Earth said black shoes don’t go with navy suits- the Bravo Network?

  16. -anna-

    January 20, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    the first guy looks like he’s in the army/was in the army…his haircut looks like its cut in a military fashion.

  17. Roger

    January 20, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    Anon is quite right, the black shoes with the blue suit, not so good. His coat really does not fit that well either – notice the bulk in the sleeves. The gent walking in front is well turned out – great choc brown shoes and great fit on the coat. The sleeves are slim, the shoulders trim and tailored and the sleeve length is perfect.

  18. fashionclash

    January 21, 2009 at 12:04 am

    I like the navy with the camel coat,
    nice to see that the camel coats move in pairs :)

  19. Anonymous

    January 21, 2009 at 2:38 am

    Years of working in law firms I saw only black shoes with navy suits. To me, brown shoes are less formal, though they can work in the proper setting.
    I adore these coats. A relief from funereal black.

  20. Jack Daniel

    January 21, 2009 at 2:43 am

    they both look nice. but i prefere the left one.

  21. Anonymous

    January 21, 2009 at 3:30 am

    Love these coats! The gentleman in front looks perfect, well fit…the bigger man behind him looks fine too, and although some people don’t agree with the pairing of a navy suit and black shoes, I thought it looked fine because his camel coat is in a much lighter shade than the other man’s. Maybe he could’ve gone with dark brown shoes? But it’s not so bad.

  22. Gabriela

    January 21, 2009 at 4:34 am

    Beautiful, I love to see the variation! Thanks!

  23. gladys

    January 21, 2009 at 5:49 am

    Odd one rarely sees camel coats in England anymore.

  24. mensfreestyle

    January 21, 2009 at 6:46 am

    Two very different cuts, but both gentlemen seem to be working their own well. The guy on the left has the more fitted, classic-looking coat, which appears to suit his straight-backed, formal posture – whereas the guy on the left appears to have matched a more relaxed fit to his relaxed posture. Or maybe I’m reading too much into it…

  25. baballa

    January 21, 2009 at 6:51 am

    So elegants!!!

  26. Nei

    January 21, 2009 at 6:53 am

    Gostei dos dois, mas o da frente gostei mais ainda. Não sou do metier, mas o sapato preto não me convenceu.

  27. Gabriel

    January 21, 2009 at 8:11 am

    I do not understand why you don’t like navy suit with black shoes.. What would you had him were?

  28. Sarah

    January 21, 2009 at 8:17 am

    it’s, like, the big trend !!
    very smart

  29. Anonymous

    January 21, 2009 at 8:48 am

    The one on the right is too classic (old) style , i prefer the left one.
    About the cuffed pants, for us (Italian) all the pants generally have to be cuffed but for the smoking and sporty pants(jeans-cotton-summer linen). not a law but it’s better to have it.
    About the navy suit and black shoes it’s correct, i prefer dark brown but it’s less formal.

  30. Anonymous

    January 21, 2009 at 8:56 am

    Polo coats are too cool and warm to boot. I have a corded double-breasted coat and might in line to acquire a pristine vintage Hickey Freeman that is reminiscent of Lauren’s classic Polo Coat. When you are in a great topcoat, winter bows at your feet instead of around your neck and down your back as it would in lesser gear.

  31. Anonymous

    January 21, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    These man look so elegant!

    I love the dark hair (especially the little bit of dark grey above his ears) for some reason…maybe because it makes the colour of his coat look more deep?

    I was wondering if there is a possibility to make a new movie for Style.com during your stay in Florence or Milano (”The Sartorialist strikes again?”) I always love to watch the intersection videos…

    Keep up the good work Sart!

  32. Emily

    January 21, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    Love the coats!

  33. Stephanie

    January 21, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Ahhh, here we go…more beautiful men of all ages, in stylish coats…yum!
    These recent photos make me want to go somewhere cold in Europe, just so I can watch handsome men in overcoats walk by!

  34. Chloe

    January 21, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Camel coat, check.
    Fitted slacks, a little too short, check.
    Zany leather shoes, check.
    Jewel-hued scarf, check.

    ^^Chic European Menswear^^

    Am I right?

  35. Richard

    January 21, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    The camel jacket is the go to overcoat/topcoat in my opinion. The only style that I prefer more is a herringbone tweed, but if an individual can have only one, then it should be a camel coat.

  36. BobKentNoVa

    January 22, 2009 at 11:58 am

    Sart, I’ve had a fondness for camel hair blazers for many years. In fact I just bought a new one this season. It stands out and brings in many complements.

  37. Anonymous

    January 23, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    re: the gentleman on the left

    Hubba Hubba.
    Mmmm Mmmmm MmmmmmM!

  38. RedPoppy

    January 27, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    I’ve often wondered how much more dapper our American Presidents would look if they wore a handsome camel coat on Inauguration Day….

  39. Anonymous

    February 1, 2009 at 6:05 am

    Compliment to those people that have written that the black shoes are all right with the coat camel navy style! They knows the elegance and the tradition.

  40. Anonymous

    February 1, 2009 at 6:12 am

    But does nobody know that the coat of camel is permitted to wear it with the Tuxedo??? Then with the black shoes.

  41. Anonymous

    February 1, 2009 at 6:22 am

    The brown shoes are not all right with the navy suit.

  42. Anonymous

    March 8, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Does fit matter? Sometimes. Maybe here it doesn’t. Maybe it just says that he sexy.

  43. Benoit

    May 14, 2010 at 7:57 am

    Since I saw Shutter Island, I definitely want one of those camel coats (the two marshals were some at the beggining)

  44. Eric

    May 16, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    It's really not even fair to compare American fashion with Italy. They're so far ahead, and really, they care a lot more. I don't know many men here who would bother with fashion. These coats are very nice. I really like he one with the buttons in the back. And the black with navy works, I think.

  45. Sal

    April 17, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    mmm more of these men please……

  46. Dax

    July 19, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Love the coats!

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