Thursday, February 5, 2009

On the Street….Conference on Style, Pitti Uomo


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  1. Anonymous

    February 5, 2009 at 9:38 am

    wow….how stylish isn’t THAT?the expressions to go with it….mmm..BELLISSIMO davvero! :)

  2. Nouman

    February 5, 2009 at 9:50 am

    for some reason I think the colors would work better on the opposite person.

    • Name*

      July 31, 2012 at 12:08 pm

      For some reason that is very funny!

  3. The Concrete Commentator

    February 5, 2009 at 9:50 am

    love the separates on the gentleman on the right. And I love the gentleman’s coat on the left, and his soft gray colors are very nice with the brown shoes. I notice his top buckle on shoe is undone also.

  4. stylethread

    February 5, 2009 at 9:51 am

    I love the punches of orange and blue against the classic tan windowpane plaid.

    the other guy is looking a little tweedle dee proportionately, but I love the mix of brown and gray. It’s also interesting how his face matches his shoes.

  5. Anonymous

    February 5, 2009 at 10:01 am

    wonderfull co-ordination from the guy on the left, particulary around the shoe and face areas.

  6. Anonymous

    February 5, 2009 at 10:12 am

    this picture just made my day.

  7. The Khaki Crusader

    February 5, 2009 at 10:24 am

    lino is one tan man. that dove grey DB overcoat with the military shoulders is pretty unreal

  8. Anonymous

    February 5, 2009 at 10:26 am

    WOW — I wish the womens style at the moment was as remotely interesting.


  9. Dominica

    February 5, 2009 at 10:27 am

    Love the “ton-sur-ton” effect of the left man …

  10. The Clever Pup

    February 5, 2009 at 10:28 am

    An example of how to “gray” gracefully.

  11. norawoah

    February 5, 2009 at 10:46 am

    oh wow! Those shoes with the buckles, and the color, and the toes! An amazing choice!

  12. Clinton

    February 5, 2009 at 10:53 am

    Uomo on the right: “son, your pants are too short, your cuffs are too big and you forgot to do one of your monk straps.
    Uomo on the left: “sir, your pants are too long, your gussetted pockets look awkward and your color combinations are overly flamboyant.”
    Yet they both look great. A wonderful juxtaposition of different approaches to men’s style. Instructive and elegant. Thanks Sart.

  13. john benjamin pritchett

    February 5, 2009 at 11:00 am

    Both the coat & jacket are great! Good combo of blue and gold on the right.

  14. 33mhz

    February 5, 2009 at 11:15 am

    I love the flame colored pocket square that the gentleman on the right has.

  15. :::b r a n d i:::

    February 5, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    Those buckle-y shoes are fabulous!

  16. Anonymous

    February 5, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    both outfits seem much self conscious, like, er outfits.

  17. Anonymous

    February 5, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Great contrasts.

    The fabric on the bespoke db coat and the Italian-cuffed trousers on the left are superbly coordinated.
    Two blues on tie and scarf show a subdued and cool approach to winter. Gloves in chest pocket – flair.

    The sport coat and pocket square, orange vest(I’m assuming it is a vest) and the blue check shirt lets it pop.
    Great details on both coats, I especially like the pockets on the sport coat and the tabs at the waist. Is that a gentleman’s hunting sport coat?

    And the photo was taken at just the right time – great narrative in their expressions!

  18. Alicia

    February 5, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    shoes on the left, pocket square on the right. divine.

  19. Sui Generis - Me

    February 5, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    i love the whole italiano look for the gentleman on the left… the tie knot and the shoes!
    i love everything about the other gentlemans sportcoat! the pocket, the waist tabs and even the overlaps near the shoulder blades!

  20. sallymandy

    February 5, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    oh, to live in a place where men pay this much attention to their clothing…wonderful!

  21. diane

    February 5, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    I love what they are wearing, but I wonder if the proportions might be better if they switched jackets.

  22. bdiglett2

    February 5, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Lino is so stylin…..

  23. Anonymous

    February 5, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    how lovely to see stylish men of a certain age

  24. desertwind

    February 5, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    The chap on the right reminds me of Keenan Wynn.


  25. Laurence John

    February 5, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    too flouncy, both of them.

  26. Mohammad

    February 5, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Hey! Lino again, I like his sense of choosing right color and combination of them. And the coat is really cool specially with those military shoulder (we call it “poonak” in Persian).

  27. Anonymous

    February 5, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Gorgeous little details. Those two-toned buckle shoes! That flame-colored handkerchief!

  28. green lantern

    February 5, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Well captured pic. I am not currently into the larger armholes, fuller cut jackets. Both men are well put together for their tastes. Buckle the shoe please. This looks like the “Hip Hop undone Addidas laces look for the Bespoke set”…I don’t like…

  29. Devin

    February 5, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    The guy on the right reeeaaaaally reminds me of Joe Ades, the NYC carrot-peeler salesman. Anyone else see it?


    February 5, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Very well dressed gentlemen!
    Great sharp looks, love the tailored chequed jacket.

    Fashbashsoundclash! X

  31. Marcel Memed

    February 5, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    so very italian. but the guy on the left is less conventional with his ludwig ii & xix. century romantic mode.

  32. Jack Daniel

    February 5, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    Hey, what’s the name of the left man? I know I’ve seen him before…somewhere!

  33. secondvurss

    February 5, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    definitely feelin’ the guy on the right- love the kerchief!

  34. donyale

    February 5, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    What a fantastic photo – both so decked out in their completely different but completely individual styles – Each so interested in each other (or are they – both turned ever so slightly towards you) LOVE it.

  35. Anonymous

    February 5, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    Does this conference publish its proceedings? I hope so.

  36. Anonymous

    February 5, 2009 at 7:32 pm



  37. Brook and Lyn

    February 5, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    On the last photo the pockets on the gentleman on the right is very sweet. Also the contrast of the colors on his shirt with the jacket is quite nice as well.

  38. Anonymous

    February 5, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    i love this people that put themselves together carefully, aware of the details. their age gives them confidence, they feel confortable with themselves, they know their bodies well and what suits them and are not afraid anymore, why would they be? fashion is only that, fashion, yet i see a sense of ritual in the way they dress, a sense of order older than them… the man on the right totally steals my gaze, he is such a gentleman.

  39. Anonymous

    February 5, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    The man on the right = perfect style

  40. UES boy

    February 5, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    is the man on the left Lino?

  41. John Christopher

    February 5, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    I have monk traps just like that, although I try to strap all the straps usually.

  42. Anonymous

    February 5, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    This is all about Town Italian vs. Country English. Clinton, you’ve nailed this concept with your little script. One could write a book about men’s fashion related to this picture.
    As an experiment, I’d like each of them to switch their outfits exactly, and watch each of them tailor and tweak it in their own way. I know the Italian would still end up looking Italian and the Brit would still make it British. And that is, I think, the point of style entirely. Not what, but how. Well, maybe a little what…

  43. Anonymous

    February 5, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    And yes, Devin, I can see what you’re talking about. I’ll tell Mr. Ades you say “Hello”.

  44. Anonymous

    February 6, 2009 at 4:30 am

    a monk strap boot or shoe is very distinct and shall i say daring even?- ‘stina

  45. Anonymous

    February 6, 2009 at 4:45 am

    i think this photo reminds us that even the very well groomed are still plain flawed humans like the rest of us. I love it

  46. Anonymous

    February 6, 2009 at 4:47 am

    the man in the grey looks a bit like the mad hatter from Alice in Wonderland

  47. Anonymous

    February 6, 2009 at 7:41 am

    I adore those shoes!

  48. Anonymous

    February 6, 2009 at 7:55 am

    what a great meeting! Lino Ielluzzi (on the left) meets Francesco Maglia, one of the well-known italian umbrellas producers.

  49. Anonymous

    February 6, 2009 at 8:23 am

    What is Pitti Uomo??

  50. Ashton

    February 6, 2009 at 8:45 am

    So, so fantastic. I would have loved to have witnessed a moment like this one in ‘real life’.

  51. -h of candid cool

    February 6, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    Beautiful, absolutely beautiful

  52. Anonymous

    February 6, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    I rarely comment on the pictures, but holly s*** do the Italians have it or what! (capital intended)


  53. crowsfeet

    February 6, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    stop me if you’ve heard this one…

    and Italian and an Englishman walk into a bar…

    I know they are both Italian…Does that jacket on the right come with a Beretta 20 gauge (???? Those pockets were meant to hold shells!) I hunt pheasant with a Beretta and I NEVER EVER EVER look that good at 4:30 in the morning…

  54. Panseop

    February 7, 2009 at 4:18 am

    I took photos with Lino last week in his shop, Al Bazar. Must visit if U R in Milan.


    February 7, 2009 at 10:55 am

    WHAT ARE THEY TALKING ABOUT???? Two men who have such wonderful, wonderful, wonderful personal styles simply cannot be talking about the price of espresso. I’d give a monkey to know what they’re talking about. On their own each is wonderful, but this photo putting them together is just exquisite.

  56. Anonymous

    February 7, 2009 at 10:57 am

    the guy on the left looks like Polansky

  57. Anonymous

    February 7, 2009 at 11:03 am

    is this Roman Polansky on the left?

  58. Mr Ivy

    February 7, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    There is something special with how the Italians wear their Rolexes. It often looks so darn natural and “devil may care” but very stylish. My impression is that they often wear them quite loose. In any other country wearing a Rolex looks to “overstated” and flashy. Just my 2 cents.

  59. Charm

    February 7, 2009 at 10:28 pm



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  61. Alexander

    February 12, 2009 at 12:26 am

    So rare to see a cinched back jacket instead of a half-norfolk – fantastic detailing on the tweed, the pockets are rather spiffing as well…

  62. Mz. Paulzen

    February 14, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    Sometimes I feel like it’s easier for men to look artistic and eccentric(yet elegant)than it is for women. Am I right? If a woman combined these colors and textures, would it be as notable?

  63. ghazi

    March 8, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    I know that one can see it everywhere now in Milan and elsewhere but I’m yet to be warmed to the idea of so short pants(gentleman left)! It shows too much of the shoe no matter how stylish the shoes(light brown?!) could be. It has always been critical to me( as to many great dressers) that the pants should at least cover the top of the shoe. It’s not about dictats but a question of elegant and stylish DROP. Furthermore, I don’t see the pants on the gentleman on the right are right either, for they, on the other hand, are a notch too long! They’re not having that one nice single break on the top of the shoe which again gives an elegant drop. The fact that the cuffs are way too flimsy is not helping, of course..

  64. Andrea Tonelli

    March 13, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Francesco Maglia & Lino Ieluzzi are the last Dandy in Milan.

    I love Francesco Maglia umbrellas and I heard that they will available soon at http://WWW.FINAEST.COM

  65. pateeg

    April 9, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    The beauty of this photo is not solely confined to their vestments, but how naturally they comport them and how their dress expresses is just an extension of who they are. We don’t notice the men’s clothes in this photo, we notice the men. That is true fashion.

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