Wednesday, August 12, 2009

On the Street….Crisp on a Hot Summer Day, Florence


Close comment

Detach comments


  1. the F word

    August 12, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    love that blazer he looks amazing and the white trousers been looking for a good pair for so long but cant find a nice pair of tailored ones that i love

  2. Sartorial Vancouver

    August 12, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    Love the way Italian men wear their double breasted coats. Kudos on the eyewear.

  3. thatsorad

    August 12, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    I love how he is standing, very Civil War portrait status.

  4. Anonymous

    August 12, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    great look…
    love the blazer and love his watch …!!!

  5. de Marco

    August 12, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    I think this gentleman simply looks "good" when he could look "great." Though nice and crisp and clean, his ensemble is a bit boring; it's begging for an accent piece like, oh I don't know, a bright orange pocket square, or something of that ilk to break the dichrome monotony. He just looks like he needs something fun! (And, too, he does need a larger knot to fill the void left by the cutaway collar.)

    Still, he looks nice. Boring, but nice. :)

  6. holly

    August 12, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    Nothing says summer style better than white pants, unless they have the added touch of navy…Great silhouette

  7. Craig Curtis

    August 12, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    This gent looks fantastic. Dapper. Love the trousers. Great pic! Thanks Scott.

  8. Arth Akal

    August 12, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    this is a nice suit with matching blues and oh, he left one button out :D

    hey, am i the 1st to comment.

  9. Gabby

    August 12, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    if that's a uniform, he wears it really well!

  10. Anonymous

    August 12, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Why so many male pictures? Women´s are much more beautiful and inspiring!

  11. Yamila

    August 12, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    So Cool!!

    Very nice pic!

  12. Pearl Westwood

    August 12, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    I really do like the buttons. Lovely crisp look.

  13. Bookworm

    August 12, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    That is so sharp. I love navy blue and white together, and I'm an especially big fan of jackets like that. How crisp and professional!

  14. Isobel Saoirse Dylan

    August 12, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    The jacket looked real good on him, and I love that his light blue shirt sleeves pop out under his jacket. The way only one button is used to hold the jacket together makes the look a little less stiff.
    I like the way his hair and glasses look together.

  15. Anonymous

    August 12, 2009 at 6:23 pm


  16. Robert Ford

    August 12, 2009 at 6:24 pm


    love the db btw. but mostly first!

  17. FriendInFashion

    August 12, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    Love everything about this look!

  18. the

    August 12, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    I love everything about that outfit!!!

  19. Ms. B

    August 12, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Oh how I love this! Looks so structured yet comfortable at the same time.

  20. Anonymous

    August 12, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    I really dig the cut and sheen of this jacket..the patch pockets add the perfect level of informality to add to the additionally casual air that the white pants lend to the outfit. This man's proportions are beautifully framed in this jacket.

  21. garçon

    August 12, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    I LOVE that double breasted blazer. the white pants pulls it all together.

  22. garçon

    August 12, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    I LOVE that double breasted blazer. the white pants pulls it all together.

  23. garçon

    August 12, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    I LOVE that double breasted blazer. the white pants pulls it all together.

  24. Candace

    August 12, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    Very crisp indeed!

  25. Matthew

    August 12, 2009 at 7:05 pm


  26. OndrejS

    August 12, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    Would love to see what shoes he is wearing with that! The glasses are a nice touche.

  27. garçon

    August 12, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    LOVE the double breasted blazer, and the white pants pulls this look together!

  28. Berry

    August 12, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    That jacket is wonderful! The color is just beautiful! The royal blue and white mix so well together!

  29. rEVOLVEr

    August 12, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    The X shape of the jacket is perfect, the perfect fit for a man…

  30. Esmoquin room

    August 12, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    Great, great, great look. Very charm. He's classic but actual. Perfect. And I love the jacket.


  31. Petit Elefant

    August 12, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Looks so cool and crisp, love it!

  32. Helen Zuo

    August 12, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    There is something very boyish about this man… but I like it. Great shot, Scott!

  33. Anonymous

    August 12, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    In Seoul (Long time fan from New York).

    I love this look clean look, especially the double breast jacket. Wonder whether he's wearing spectators or loafers without socks.

  34. Anonymous

    August 12, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Nice~ Summer and classic.

  35. Mona

    August 12, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Love the blue & white combo – so sharp. The white peek a boo of the pocket square is a really nice touch!

  36. gracefully gregarious

    August 12, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Love the blue & white combo – so fresh! The white peek a boo of the pocket square is a nice touch!

  37. Gabriel Barcia

    August 12, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Fabulous. Thank you, Scott.

  38. Anonymous

    August 12, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Truely amazing, a true sartorial look!

  39. Anonymous

    August 12, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    i like the colours, everything matches perfectly but that sort of jacket…with that buttons…oh com'on…it really hurts my eyes…(diego from barcelona)

  40. Fashion4Life

    August 12, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    ooh, crisp indeed! only a real man can wear white pants ;) the jacket sort of reminds me of a flight attendant tho…

  41. Anonymous

    August 12, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    I wish he had a nicer watch though…

  42. Diego Pachen

    August 12, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    I feel the sleeve length of the jacket gives this ensemble a rather cramped look.

  43. Anonymous

    August 12, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Getting a little heavy on the man posts Sart, let's see some more ladies!!!

  44. Anonymous

    August 12, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    I will be living in Italy soon and I can't wait to be around people who dress like this on the daily.

  45. BobKentNoVa

    August 12, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    This looks great. I love the blazer's blue hue. However, I avoid double breasted blazers because a man really can't get away with wearing it unbuttoned in the front… a real drag on a hot summer day.

  46. Barbara

    August 12, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    loving the summer suit looks

  47. JP

    August 12, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    elegant and simple, very nice

  48. RetroVintageModStyle

    August 12, 2009 at 9:36 pm


    August 12, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    I'm not usually a fan of a 4 on 2 DB, but he certainly wears it well. Crisp and clean indeed!


  50. chicmuse

    August 12, 2009 at 9:52 pm




  51. Ariez

    August 12, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Are you back in NY?? I could've sworn I saw you shooting someone today in Soho….

  52. June Paski

    August 12, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    love the combination colors!

  53. Anonymous

    August 13, 2009 at 12:02 am

    Is that a Rolex Submariner ?

  54. denisebrain

    August 13, 2009 at 12:02 am

    I'm so pleased to see, he is so like my father was. Hello Papa!

  55. Rafe New York

    August 13, 2009 at 12:30 am

    a double breasted is looking fresh again. navy, white and baby blue…molto molto chic!

  56. Bayley.

    August 13, 2009 at 12:56 am

    Love the colour combo. Very crisp and clean!

  57. christy

    August 13, 2009 at 1:03 am

    love the one button that isn't white. He's awesome!

  58. mrmiles

    August 13, 2009 at 1:14 am

    ok, this is perfect….not a thing wrong as far i can see…

  59. Andre

    August 13, 2009 at 1:14 am

    whole image is nice, well done, standing out of the crowd, but
    all together look very vintage for me… especially blazer, and its proportions… not a "tres chic", unfortunately….

  60. theTrendyDwarf

    August 13, 2009 at 1:22 am

    So NERDY chic! I love it! Obviously it had to be Italy! The blue and white combination gives it away without even letting us know! I love the double breasted blazer! So elegant!
    check out my trendy blog!

  61. Rene Schaller

    August 13, 2009 at 2:03 am

    I like the fit of the jacket

  62. SustantivoMasculino

    August 13, 2009 at 2:07 am

    ~double breasted suit on this color is perfect.. it matched the white trousers and black framed glasses – such a classic look, so timeless.

  63. JFK Jean

    August 13, 2009 at 2:16 am


  64. Anonymous

    August 13, 2009 at 2:26 am

    This is one that I don't really care for. I seem to be the only one who isn't a fan of that double-breasted blazer. To me, it makes him look wider, and something about it reminds me of these smocks that healthcare professionals wear. Love the glasses, though.

  65. Katya

    August 13, 2009 at 3:57 am

    These clothes suit him and he looks like very beautiful! And colours are nice.

  66. ShoeBox Gal

    August 13, 2009 at 4:00 am

    clean,simple,exquisitely perfect.

  67. martis

    August 13, 2009 at 4:10 am

    hmmm… I don't like his watch! BTW: Do u know the bad news 'bout the End of Escada??

  68. giles

    August 13, 2009 at 4:26 am

    Great summer 09 cotton look!


  69. Thomas

    August 13, 2009 at 4:58 am

    I want to look like that every single day of my life.

  70. Dajda

    August 13, 2009 at 5:02 am

    Great look, and I absolutely love the buttons!

  71. bird of light

    August 13, 2009 at 5:39 am

    I want to move to Florence! No seriously, I like everything, mostly his gaze. The blue/white combination is singing a song!:)

  72. Anonymous

    August 13, 2009 at 6:02 am

    I love how formal his outfit seems
    It's ever so classy!

  73. Anonymous

    August 13, 2009 at 6:51 am

    No. No. No. Something about his whole outfit is wrong and I'd say it's the fact that the jacket is shiny AND double-breasted AND has huge lapels. Too much and too fuzzy. The rest is good. A sharp black jacket and he would look great.

  74. Anonymous

    August 13, 2009 at 6:52 am

    Henceforth and forthwith there is no reason to photograph any other male, Monsieur.

    You have essentially captured the most classic, the most elegant, the most masculine ensemble a man with coglioni could possibly ever wear. That's it! There's nothing left. That's all a man needs.

    That's essentially what I wear in summer even when I go jogging or mountain climbing.

    By the way, ladies and gents… if I'm not mistaken, that is a rather stunning choice of watch as it's a Rolex. No need for introductions.

    Over and out.


  75. SMII

    August 13, 2009 at 6:54 am

    Bravo! The men in Florenze are the best dressed I've seen. Oh, $ Paris as well.

  76. Noni

    August 13, 2009 at 7:07 am

    Love the blue-white combo but can't say the same thing for that tie…

  77. Simo

    August 13, 2009 at 7:29 am

    Yes evrything is perfect, but waht about the shoes??


    August 13, 2009 at 9:13 am

    Blue royal and italian elegant! BELLO!

  79. FPS

    August 13, 2009 at 9:56 am

    love the suit, love the cut…not sure if it works on him.

  80. Raul Villalobos

    August 13, 2009 at 10:14 am

    Absolutely Fantastic. Wonderful foto……… Love the Blue and White … the buttons everything as you say Crisp. While I don't think I could pull off the white pants, I love it. I find the light blue shirt along with the white and the blue is incredible. Hats off

  81. tj

    August 13, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Double breasted can be a bit warm for the summer, but cotton/linen can make it comfortable enough.
    I would have selected a colorful print tie to add some pop.
    The pants fit him well.
    Did the flash from the camera make 3 of the 4 jacket buttons appear to be a different color than the
    4th button?

  82. Verdiales

    August 13, 2009 at 10:28 am

    double-breasted on a hot summer day is masochistic.

  83. Julia

    August 13, 2009 at 11:03 am

    I wouldn't trust him. He has a sort of Tom Ripley from The Talented Mr. Ripley complex. The watch isn't quite right- lacking a sort of refinement. The blue fourth button on his jacket reveals something a bit makeshift. It's as though he wants to be found out to be a fraud. It's a cry for help! I will give you this though- the photo does inspire the imagination!

  84. James Taylor

    August 13, 2009 at 11:08 am

    Love this outfit, especially the white buttons on the jacket! I can't help feel that the watch is too big, but I suppose it's a sporty look so I'll forgive him! FIR-EN-ZE!

  85. hc

    August 13, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    double breasted is still a resounding 'no!' on wall street. that said, conventions were made to be tested.

    smart pant color to keep the two tone.

  86. Jazzbuff630

    August 13, 2009 at 1:13 pm


    Blue and white always looks rignt!

  87. Hostwisely

    August 13, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    The picture shows really how a great fashion is really an important tool in making one's characteristic will be boost.

    This always means how important the right way you dressed,even just crossing the sidewalks.

    Web Hosting Reviews

  88. Anonymous

    August 13, 2009 at 4:01 pm


  89. Tim McFarlane

    August 13, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    Very classy, great fit. Just well put together all around.

  90. SequinsandBangles

    August 14, 2009 at 7:00 am

    Such a strong regal look. Very dapper! I just love how Italian men dress, so strong and confident! Nice glasses too!

  91. sl89

    August 14, 2009 at 9:25 am

    I love the colors, the fit of the pants, the rolex. Only the style of his jacket is bothering me somehow.. Its the way it closes and it doesn't look very fitted, i would have rather chosen a simple blue blaser jacket, well fitted.

  92. A Super Dilettante

    August 14, 2009 at 11:44 am

    A piece of art – perfection. Loving this short blazer. I've always prefered body fit and short cut blazer.

  93. Gerardo

    August 14, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    Simplemente Elegante

  94. John

    August 14, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    I think the lapels are too big for a jacket so slim, but what do I know, I'm just some podunk american

  95. Anonymous

    August 14, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    I am amazed at the lack of understanding re: the double-breasted blazer. One never buttons all the buttons on a db jacket, or if one does, one also probably sports a belt and braces at the same time. This jacket is amazingly well tailored and perfectly fitting on this modern update (the slim cut of the trousers) of a timeless classic.

  96. crowsfeet

    August 15, 2009 at 12:58 am

    What a beautifully composed shot – and a beautifully composed subject.

  97. Anonymous

    August 15, 2009 at 9:20 am

    Double breasted a vesuvian mistake in summer? Not at all, gents. From here, 16500 kilometers away, it looks like a blend of linen and silk and most likely only half lined.


  98. Anonymous

    August 16, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    Very dapper.

  99. Maliha

    August 16, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    Italian men know how to dress, and I'd totally rock that blazer. (:

  100. ronan the librarian

    August 17, 2009 at 12:20 am

    those lapels are HUGE but they look great… i really enjoy this blog but sometimes the people that dont "get" the Sart shouldn't bother…

  101. ronan the librarian

    August 17, 2009 at 12:26 am

    … and I dont think those buttons are white, it's the reflection of the light on them…

  102. Anonymous

    August 17, 2009 at 12:27 am

    Well, Maliha, Italian men have reason to dress well. No, let us say that they have a duty to dress in harmony with their rich heritage and environment both heavily steeped in the arts. Dressing well, in fin dei conti, is art.

    They are surrounded by art. Theirs is a valiant attempt to blend to their surroundings.


  103. Olga

    August 17, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Just one word refined, love it!

    Olga xx

    check out:

  104. Timeless Chic

    August 17, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    less is more!Che bello!

  105. Julia

    August 17, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    I keep coming back to this one, despite my 'con-artist, lacking some sort of refinement' comments earlier… ugh… this has just so completely grown on me and consumed me…i just can't quite put my finger on it…

  106. Jane

    August 18, 2009 at 12:35 am

    Oh, I feel like he's looking straight at me: so direct, so straightforward, just like his outfit. Yummy

  107. Fashion London Life

    August 18, 2009 at 4:22 am

    beautiful suit!

  108. Emma Louise Layla

    August 18, 2009 at 5:28 am

    Not a fan of those buttons though…

  109. Ljerka-Susanna-Lukic

    August 19, 2009 at 3:58 pm


  110. toddox

    August 20, 2009 at 5:14 am

    Look Smart with his uniform.

  111. Tony Post No Bills from Washington DC

    August 21, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    I like the play on tones with the shades of navy. It's a rarity to see wide peak labels anywhere. One would assume that he would've pulled this off with the typical white shirt (which I would've personally done…the buttons look white) but he flipped the script. Good job.
    -Tony Post No Bills from Washington DC

  112. John Agee Paris

    August 22, 2009 at 5:12 am

    So FABULOUS! And the clothes aren't bad either.

  113. HW90

    September 14, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    Perfect DB. Not too short, just right. And they are getting too short, I predict an epidemic. Nice sleek but sporty button choice for a cotton SJ.

  114. Anonymous

    September 26, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    100% italian man!!

  115. Swan

    January 14, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    There is just something about a stylish man that gets my pulse racing! I love this outfit. The jacket is incredible…infact i would love to wear this over a dress with tan legs. Great watch too!

  116. Dan

    August 4, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Man… men have a cool style in Italy!

Leave a comment

Related posts