Monday, September 29, 2008

On the Street…..Checks & Stripes, Milano

I love everything here, the stripe with the check – I’m not sure if it even “goes together” but when it looks this good why even ask.

I also really love the club collar shirt, so often they come off looking costumey but here it looks so natural.


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  1. XAVS

    September 29, 2008 at 6:58 am

    Well, that’s actually quite of this season…stripes and checks…yeah, looks pretty cool if you manage the colours properly…

  2. Rita

    September 29, 2008 at 7:02 am

    O I love this ! Who cares if it ‘goes together’ ?
    Because he wears it confidently, he makes it looks great !

  3. Simone

    September 29, 2008 at 7:31 am

    my eyes will believe that everything he is wearing is in a shade of blue so that it’s all about pattern blue, be blue, be blue…

  4. bmommy

    September 29, 2008 at 7:45 am

    It`s all about additude and this guy means business! Great look!!

  5. suzanne nelson

    September 29, 2008 at 7:53 am

    Great style, it looks so unforced. To use an old-fashioned word: natty!

  6. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    September 29, 2008 at 8:15 am

    Well… what I read is that as long as one of the colors in the check matches a color in the stripes you are in business, which he manages to do. It seems like the scale of the check and the stripe width are also good matches! Where was this taken? We are still in shorts and espadrilles here! Jorge from W Palm Beach

  7. Dan in Richmond

    September 29, 2008 at 8:17 am

    The club collar looks good although in this context it could be seen as an anachronism. My favorite thing about the look is that the presence of the casual quilted vest and his other things suggests (and it may not be true) that he might dress like this all the time- I can imagine that this is just another day’s attire for him, which is a nice thought.

  8. KEN

    September 29, 2008 at 8:18 am

    nice waistcoat!

  9. c h a n t e l l e

    September 29, 2008 at 8:22 am

    mmm, perfect.

  10. Webradio

    September 29, 2008 at 8:34 am

    Hello You !
    Nice photo…
    The man is “lovely” for a woman…
    See You later…

  11. amelia-eve

    September 29, 2008 at 8:46 am

    The monochromatic palette lets the patterns be the whole story. They are also well scaled to one another. I almost think the shirt collar is one distraction too many, but it isn’t fatal.

    Such brio!

  12. tj

    September 29, 2008 at 9:13 am

    I think the colors and patterns work. They make the outfit interesting while still being tasteful.
    I think that the vest could fit better. It seems to be pulling at the buttons in the middle. I suggest that he leave the bottom button on the vest undone.
    I’m not a fan of the club collar shirt. It always makes me think of Peter Pan. I think that style of collar looks great on women and on young children, but for men I stick with straight, spread, button down, or tab collar styles.

  13. DJ Pat

    September 29, 2008 at 9:14 am

    club collar shirt is my thing too… in fact, that’s what i wear at work often… i would have taken that vest off though.

  14. whyioughtta

    September 29, 2008 at 9:17 am

    Lovely pattern and colour mixing. The off-white puffer vest over his arm (I’m assuming he wore it in the morning when it was cooler) suggests that it’s as in Milan as in parts of Canada right now…

  15. Anonymous

    September 29, 2008 at 10:18 am

    This man has put himself together
    nicely. the attention to detail and
    the check/stripe is clever. However, well dressed this individual is, it dosent mean that it is really all that interesting. You can look at past posts and compaire to others who are dressed the same way. Not to say that fashion has to always be fresh, put being none compareable, such as the post below”pleated pants” is ideal.

  16. BaronArtz

    September 29, 2008 at 10:57 am

    I am just delighted that, in the middle of a global financial crisis with banks collapsing all over the place, we have a great time here discussing shirt collars, colors, textures ….just love it !!!

  17. CRF

    September 29, 2008 at 10:58 am

    I love how menswear gives off a playful whimsy, with a little mismatch pairing with a tie and vest.

  18. Kai

    September 29, 2008 at 11:10 am

    Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy. – Einstein

    He knows. He looks great.

  19. Mens designer clothing

    September 29, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    I would don his waistcoat on, is it me or are the clothes old men wear coming into fashion?

  20. Anonymous

    September 29, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    i absolutely adore your photos. how are you able to capture those moments??

    feel free to check out my blog too


    Joyce :)

  21. x.o.x.o fashion princess

    September 29, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    wow he can pull it off easily
    I do think that actually they go together…and i find it amazing to tell the truth =O!!

  22. mateo

    September 29, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    come to BUENOS AIRES!

  23. Paul Pincus

    September 29, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    he’s great-looking. love everything here. he’s a natural!

  24. The Storialist

    September 29, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    Why not, right? Clashing always signifies a strong fashion sense, anyway. Or at least a unique one!

  25. Anonymous

    September 29, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    There is something about Milanese Italian men and the way they dress that makes everything look good… even those things which were never meant to be worn together like stripe and check mix match!

  26. Cookiesarepeopletoo

    September 29, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    …and some people say older people don’t have style…

    His look is pure perfection!

  27. Craig

    September 29, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    Perfect proportion, confusing combination.

  28. Anonymous

    September 29, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    it looks wonderful how inspiring

  29. Just me

    September 29, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    Caramba! que combinación más atrevida: cuadros y rayas pocos sutiles!

  30. Ashleigh

    September 29, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    His attitude…he just pulls the look off so well (and isnt it usually the opposite? As you age, daring looks/mixing of patterns become harder to pull off…)…Wonderful Shot!

  31. mohammad

    September 29, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    I never tough, that is going to be a good mach with check waistcoat and stripe tie

  32. el viajero impresionista

    September 29, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    And he just went outside to buy a newspaper…

  33. oL

    September 29, 2008 at 6:20 pm


  34. Anonymous

    September 29, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    He looks great but please DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS AT HOME.


    September 29, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    Awwwwwww that vest is divine. Kudos old man.


  36. AusAnna

    September 29, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    this is a great outfit. your right the collar is amazing in this ensemble.

  37. Greg

    September 29, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    This is a gentleman with a little more swagger than my grandfather ever had.

  38. Starck Mad

    September 29, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    I think one of the best things about this blog, aside from the wonderful photos, is that it underscores the notion that ‘fashion’ and ‘looking good’ is not limited to the 20-something individual.

    One can proudly look great at any age!

  39. Breakfast In Europe

    September 29, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    haha yeah im digging the club collar

  40. ruby may

    September 29, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    oh just amazing

  41. Pearl

    September 30, 2008 at 12:25 am

    I like it very much.

  42. m.edwin

    September 30, 2008 at 12:59 am


  43. Hard Luck Hero

    September 30, 2008 at 3:43 am

    What about the jacket he has over his arm? Barbour or something? I would love to see that over his ensemble. Ca c’est bien, biensure.

  44. Milano

    September 30, 2008 at 8:26 am

    One of your best pics ever

    Great shot Sart


  45. The Khaki Crusader

    September 30, 2008 at 8:31 am

    It seems alot of these milanese businessmen types are carrying a pile of stuff with them. That mess (the jacket, daily paper etc.) almost makes the actual look seem dandier. Ah yes, just going about my daily route, arms full of crap, looking fantastic as usual. like putting on that vest wasn’t even a stretch for him. You’re right sart, this is inspiration. My favorite photos are ones like this, ones that give off a very ‘real’ feel. This is accessible.

  46. Viginamodelblog

    September 30, 2008 at 9:15 am

    MMmm. not sure if managing the colour is the right word. I think a play on color based on seasonal themes and ones own personal persona and aesthetic could be more intriguing.Though this picture is very nice i think that its a classic take on men attire. Its a wonderful picture.A very Ralph Lauren or brooks brothers look.

  47. Alicia

    September 30, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    I’m not the biggest fan of that vest because of the color, but I am in love with the collar. It complements his face somehwo….


    September 30, 2008 at 11:31 pm


  49. Vanessa

    September 30, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    Absolutely. If some can rock it well, who cares if it “goes together”?

    He looks charming. I like it!

  50. Cole

    October 2, 2008 at 1:15 am

    Anything at all aesthetically pleasing does go together. Period.

  51. Anonymous

    October 2, 2008 at 5:34 am

    You have to give it to the italians, it’s not all fashion but always style. I do belive an englishman would have unbuttoned the last button?

  52. BritnLind

    October 3, 2008 at 11:38 am

    He’s wonderful. He can wear whatever he likes but obviously has a knack doing it right.

  53. Whizz

    October 4, 2008 at 8:42 pm


  54. Dan

    October 6, 2008 at 4:09 am


  55. scott

    October 9, 2008 at 1:59 am

    i didn’t even notice the club collar until you pointed it out, that’s how natural it looks.

  56. keliann

    January 14, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    he definitely pulls it off. and acts like he isn’t even trying. 4 stars for him.

  57. colin

    April 22, 2012 at 5:37 am

    i have just got a white club collar it….anyway who cares if stripe and check dont go tougrther..i think this is a great look

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