Wednesday, June 24, 2009

On the Street……Color Trim, Florence

I could shoot a Navy & White combo at Pitti about a million times. Here, however, I love how the little red scarf detail and the orange trim on the shoes take the look to a whole new level.


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  1. Miiicha

    June 24, 2009 at 7:03 am

    SUMMER feeling all over!

  2. Anonymous

    June 24, 2009 at 7:31 am

    Aaaaah Florence, need to go there NOW

  3. Emmanuel Joseph

    June 24, 2009 at 7:57 am

    I love the way he does his belt, and the stripped scarf adds a nice touch to it.

  4. CogitoErgoPost

    June 24, 2009 at 8:21 am

    suits him v. well

  5. Anonymous

    June 24, 2009 at 8:22 am

    my thoughts exactly. the trim on the shoe especially. love it!

  6. preppygoesrock

    June 24, 2009 at 8:38 am

    I am so inlove with the navy and white concept… its so summery and nautical which I love
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  7. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    June 24, 2009 at 8:38 am

    This is a classic with a couple of twists: the scarf as you said, and the trim of the shoes. I think it works mainly because it is a classic. I would only change the belt but all in all this is a great look! Jorge from WPB

  8. Bahrain Fashion

    June 24, 2009 at 9:00 am

    I'm loving his little extras!



    June 24, 2009 at 9:27 am

    I'm beginning to notice that a tan and some scruff on the face go a long way… and nice shoes of course!

  10. Robert C.

    June 24, 2009 at 9:29 am

    There's hope for me in the next ten years. Perhaps I can look this good, too. Setting a good example for the rest of us.

  11. JAM

    June 24, 2009 at 9:31 am

    aern't his pants a little short? or are the pants supposed to be a little higher if you're not wearing socks?

    I do like the orange on the shoes.

  12. A Treasury of

    June 24, 2009 at 9:40 am

    It doesn't seem too studied. Just thrown together with his basics and favorites. Well done, sir!

  13. ADG

    June 24, 2009 at 9:46 am

    Love the trouser length…works great on slim legged trousers.

  14. JamieDOTBall

    June 24, 2009 at 9:53 am

    NO SOCKS! the best things about summer ;)

  15. Zakuro

    June 24, 2009 at 10:20 am

    Very Italian Dandy Guy!!

  16. Anonymous

    June 24, 2009 at 10:51 am

    Like the man in the white suit, we want to see what shoes are worn with white pants. These are a great choice as they don't break the line and cut his legs off at the feet and the rim of color gives it more pizazz. If you hadn't said that was a scarf at his neck I would have thought it was a necklace of some sort. He looks good, neat and tailored but casual and his styling is done with a fairly light touch. By the way, do these men wear any kind of sock when it looks like they don't? The shoes must get stinky; what's the deal?

  17. sandra

    June 24, 2009 at 11:18 am

    I love this guy…and Florence is the most beautiful city of the world !

  18. Hawa

    June 24, 2009 at 11:19 am

    i love your ability to make me (21 year old female) wanna wear what this gentleman is wearing…i love when fashion and style have no boundaries!

  19. AnonymousJK

    June 24, 2009 at 11:53 am

    Love the uniqueness of the shoes and how they work so well with the navy and white… Something I wouldn't have thought of, but will definitely try now…

  20. Maria Confer

    June 24, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    I love this look, so pulled together but also laid back. Such a handsome guy!!

  21. Humbolt

    June 24, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    That's it! Next time I am going shopping I will buy a deep blue shirt and wild leather loafers (have fallen in love in some I have recently seen) and combine it with my white trouser and black leather belt! Perfect!

  22. kt

    June 24, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    He is fabulous! Why do those Italians have the BEST shoes ever?!

  23. Anonymous

    June 24, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    the orange trim on the shoes take the look to a whole new level….which the Godfather gold chain completely annuls. eeek.

  24. Valerie

    June 24, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    *So* Italian! Love the looped belt and the accessories that scream confidence.

  25. fitz

    June 24, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    I lived in Florence for a period during college. It's been 5 years since I was there, and I'm going back in two weeks. I really couldn't be more excited, and I especially can't wait to document the many moments (this being a good example) that I've been romanticizing since I left.

  26. Caity180

    June 24, 2009 at 7:54 pm


  27. Lisa

    June 24, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Great look but pants are too short! Ewww!

  28. Michele

    June 24, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    love that he still looks manly

  29. seawallrunner

    June 24, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    it's not the beautiful clothes that he wears
    it's not the healthy glow of his skin
    it's his attitude.

    he is so comfortable in his own skin, it's delightful to see. he exudes friendliness

    what a great photograph.

    well seen, well done.

  30. Anonymous

    June 24, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    he's handsome but i don't think that i like this kind of cut on his kind of build. and the shoes make his ankles seem ashy. sadly, I feel that this is a no though I want to say yes because of the touches of color. still, no.

  31. d

    June 25, 2009 at 2:29 am

    It hit it out of the park. not at all art directed like they do here in los angeles…I wished all the daddies here in la looked this good.perfect pant lenght & taper.
    scarf adds the perfect splash of color.his naked ankles are HOT !

  32. Jack Daniel

    June 25, 2009 at 6:17 am

    Indeed. Matching colours on different products can take a whole outfit to a new level!

  33. nyanyanavecmoi

    June 25, 2009 at 7:00 am

    He's so elegant. I'm looking forward to when my boyfriend reaches his age ;)

  34. The Khaki Crusader

    June 25, 2009 at 8:36 am

    can't miss

  35. Anonymous

    June 25, 2009 at 10:04 am

    This guy looks great, but only thanks to his tan. If not that, the whole composition would be very average and not note worthy.

  36. Jodie

    June 25, 2009 at 11:04 am

    well nice joie de vivre. the orange piping on his loafers are very very nice. tanned but not too tanned. i don't know how i feel about short sleeve shirts though.

  37. Dan in Richmond

    June 25, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    The scarf definitely makes it for me. The bracelets are nice, too, and work here in a way men rarely seem able to pull off.

  38. Anonymous

    June 25, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    already mentioned i love his style and on second glance, i really love the look in his eye. seems mischievous and fun.

  39. Oliver

    June 25, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    do somebody know where i can find that shoes?

  40. Questioner

    June 25, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Glad you mentioned the scarf, Sart; I thought it was a cheesy ball bearing necklace at first.

    I love the Italian preppy look and the navy and white combo. Love the shoes (but it's hard to overcome tears of conditioning to accept the mismatched belt).

    You're starting to make me think about the cropped pants (although I think my legs are too short). But is anyone in the US outside of NYC really wearing them? I've seen no guy here in San Diego wearing them. Of course, it's often hard to find a guy in San Diego who's not wearing a Hawaiian shirt, cargo shorts and flip flops.

  41. Anonymous

    June 26, 2009 at 3:41 am

    the shoes are awesome. where can i get those?

  42. ellastica

    June 26, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    white pants are tricky, esp this fit, how it narrows at the ankles. he makes it look natural though. love the crisp color palette too. looks great with his tan.

  43. Anonymous

    June 27, 2009 at 5:25 am

    Yes the suede shoes are amazing and timeless.
    Paired with the shade of midnight blue – WOW!
    And the dash of orange…superb!

  44. esther

    June 29, 2009 at 1:46 am

    Costa, what are you doing in Florence? you cool/handsome boy! will visit you in Milan very soon!

  45. jackieG

    June 30, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    this photo is perfect. i love the duplicity of the shoes and the wall, the jacket and the shirt, the pants and the ground and the belt and the window. great composition.

  46. rachel

    June 30, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    costa costa is ALWAYS the best!

  47. Anonymous

    July 1, 2009 at 8:09 am

    i love the belt,
    it's so cool…
    it's an Orciani belt.

  48. Keith

    July 1, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    He looks fantastic. Great photo.

  49. Ricardo Officina do Risco

    April 4, 2016 at 12:59 am

    Beautiful combination!


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