Thursday, April 3, 2008

On the Street…..Done Right, Florence


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  1. j'taimee

    April 3, 2008 at 7:53 am

    The yellow glasses are delightful!

  2. Anonymous

    April 3, 2008 at 7:57 am

    He still has his yellow glass. Fine! In the previous photo – with checked jacket – he looked cooler! How do his shoes look like?

  3. Gabriela

    April 3, 2008 at 8:36 am

    What a nice Italian gentleman! And what an unexpected thing to discover yellow glasses and all those bracekets while enlarging the pic. Not that classic after all…

  4. Anonymous

    April 3, 2008 at 8:49 am

    oooh look im first!
    i just love pictures of old men, especially when they do it so well. But the whole mobile phone thing is confusing my natural thought patterns… but i guess if he can dress this well, he can work out the whole mobile thing too aye?…

  5. suzannemarques

    April 3, 2008 at 8:52 am

    love the fit & color. his silver slicked back hair is gorgeous too with his tan skin. fly me to florence… stat! :)

  6. cami falcĂŁo

    April 3, 2008 at 9:09 am

    looking good…..very sexy.

  7. Mcadam

    April 3, 2008 at 9:19 am

    That’s a great look…I really like the yellow glasses peaking out from his pocket. That gives the impression of practicality and really living in a suit that I think is forgotten all too often.

    Also, that wide thin collar on his shirt is excellent.

  8. McTickle

    April 3, 2008 at 9:20 am


  9. Anonymous

    April 3, 2008 at 9:26 am

    that suit fits beautifully.

  10. Paul Pincus

    April 3, 2008 at 9:27 am

    I would like to be this gentleman for a day…Everything here is right…and the yellow (?) spectacles are genius!

  11. Dennis Cahlo

    April 3, 2008 at 9:29 am

    I love that he has a set of yellow framed sunglasses tucked behind his hanky. Excellent shot.

  12. Anonymous

    April 3, 2008 at 9:45 am

    Wow, that guy is always on the phone.

  13. Anonymous

    April 3, 2008 at 9:51 am

    Perfect! Looks like a Al Bazar shirt? Met Mr Alliata in Milan last week, so kind and helpful.

  14. Anonymous

    April 3, 2008 at 10:02 am

    I think his coat is a bit boring, the flannel looks flat and commercial and the sleeves and back is too short. The narrow trousers reveal his skinny legs – pleats and a bit more room would have been handsome. The colour combination and his hair is perfect though.

  15. William

    April 3, 2008 at 10:02 am

    Its done so well, I love it. I hope when I’m that age I’m looking that good. The bracelets add such a great little artistic touch.

  16. Anonymous

    April 3, 2008 at 10:05 am

    I’m sick of seeing this guy too!

    We get it already – he’s a sharp dresser.

    Are you on his payroll?

  17. Anonymous

    April 3, 2008 at 10:37 am

    Reminds me a good Port -the older the better.
    Again the yellow spec’s – he surely likes them. So do I.

  18. Topham Beauclerk

    April 3, 2008 at 10:58 am

    “Done right” is exactly right.

  19. Anonymous

    April 3, 2008 at 11:18 am

    yes, yes, yes…molto bene fatto!

  20. Iheartfashion

    April 3, 2008 at 11:26 am

    WOW! What a beautifully cut suit, and love the club collar shirt as well. And the yellow glasses add just the right amount of individuality and quirk.

  21. Veronique

    April 3, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    It’s all about the mustache and the way his hair is slicked back.

  22. Anonymous

    April 3, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    Love the suit. It’s beautiful. I also love the crisp white shirt with the curved cuffs, and navy and grey is one of my favorite color combos.

  23. The Sartorialist

    April 3, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    for anon 10:05 am

    Isn’t the fact that he is a sharp dresser almost the entire point of the blog?


  24. Anonymous

    April 3, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    No buttonhole? The glasses take over that function, perhaps.

  25. Anonymous

    April 3, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    Love the ‘stache.

  26. -h of candid cool

    April 3, 2008 at 1:35 pm


  27. Anonymous

    April 3, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    The edges on the suit coat (lapel, hem, cuffs) are so finely sewn and pressed that they remind me of paper creases. (I’m thinking especially of the creases made when you fold a paper airplane.) I think it gives what appears to be a heavy fabric a light and airy look.

  28. Anonymous

    April 3, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    any idea where his suit and shirt are from?

  29. tj

    April 3, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    I wonder if that is a custom shirt, because the collar size is just perfect. If it is a custom shirt, then the unbuttoned shirt cuffs are an affectation (he could certainly have requested cuffs that fit loosely), but a harmless one.
    I think his pants should be a bit looser. We should not be able to see the outline of whatever he is carrying in his front right pocket.
    I like his hair and I really like the suit material. A lovely combination of blue and grey.
    He should consider a windsor knot for his tie to go with the spread collar shirt.

  30. everydayelegance

    April 3, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    Everything in this photo is perfect and delightful!

    His pose, how he is holding his phone and the cigarette, the fit and colour of his suit, the unbuttoned sleeves (How I love that!), the yellow glasses poking out of his pocket!

    A sartorialist master indeed.

  31. Anonymous

    April 3, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    I like the overall restraint of this guy’s style with some added bits of fun (glasses, bracelets), and I love the shoulder and lapel on the suit but . . .

    The suit is cut too close. It lacks a certain “body” or fullness. I don’t really understand the school of thought that a jacket that is cut close to the body is a good fit. A suit can be shaped to a person’s body and give that person a little bit of breathing room. The tension on the middle button is a dead give away that a little more cloth is necessary. Ditto on the trousers, needs more drape.

    The suit is beautiful, it just needs a little more meat on its bones. Sort of like Kate Bosworth.

  32. Anonymous

    April 3, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    Sart, is he wearing one of Lino’s special collar shirts? I love that collar and would like it in a woman’s blouse, too.

    – desertwind

  33. Nelson vH

    April 3, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    Classic elegance….very nice!

    Nice cuffs…nice fit of coat and pants!


  34. Anonymous 10:05

    April 3, 2008 at 4:09 pm


    Hi this is ANON 10:05.

    There are surely enough sharply dressed people in this world of 6 billion that you don’t need to waste your time revisiting the same ones. It smacks of sycophantism.

    Look it up!

  35. e. pluribus

    April 3, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Sycophant: A person who seeks favor by flattering people of wealth or influence; a parasite; a toady.

  36. Anonymous

    April 3, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Thanks, Sart. This inspiration is what I am looking for in your Blog. It’s what it is all about, good inspiration and new concepts. I regret some might think otherwise.

    The gray-blue flanel is outstanding. I will be looking for it, and wear with a blue shirt and brown shoes. Awesome.

    Keep doing what you’re best, giving us good inspiration!

  37. Miri

    April 3, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    prob. one of the things i love the most about italy is the way italian men dress. its so styling and elegant. you can see many men in their forties riding their vespas in rome. i love that country….

    he’s so elegant…. i love this pic!

  38. afser

    April 3, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    barrel cuffs, unbutton, stiff and pressed. nice.

  39. Lucas

    April 3, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    the details are impeccable!that cut of the suit is gorgeous. and those little details with the bracelets and yellow glasses and cigarette – this man enjoys a gamut of life.

  40. Anonymous

    April 3, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    It’s pictures and style like this that makes me want to grow old – simple,elegent,wondeful.

  41. Anonymous

    April 3, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    Total Italian sickness. What’s most interesting are the accessories, i.e., the yellow glasses, cigarette, ring, bracelets, and classic flip-phone.


  42. The Sartorialist

    April 3, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    for Anon 10:05 @ 4:09

    the problem is that almost every-time i see him he looks great, so why wouldn’t I let myself be inspired?
    why wouldn’t i shoot this for later inspiration?

    to be honest this photo is not about him as a person.

    actually I don’t even know his name but i do know he owns a showroom in Milano and we really don’t even talk because he speaks basically no English.

    when it comes down to it, ever day I am in Milan or Florence I am always curious to see what he is wearing so i feel completely comfortable sharing his sartorial excellence with my audience,

    fair enough?

  43. Anonymous

    April 3, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    Why is it that only men are photographed smoking?

    He is just terrific.

  44. Anonymous

    April 3, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    I would like to see more classic style done right on your blog.

    God is in the details i say.

  45. Anon 10:05 @ 4:09

    April 3, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    Hi Sart this is Anon 10:05 @ 4:09

    Cool! Nicely put

  46. Anonymous

    April 3, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    Keep it up SART I am with you all the way 100%. I just hope one day you can capture my style here on the street in the city. I dress in a very similar if not the same style so when are you going to be on madison avenue in the 60′s-70′s already lol? Tommorow or sunday around 1 see you there!

  47. Anonymous

    April 3, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    Yes, fair enough! He’s awesome. The more pictures of guys who look like this, the better. As for ANON 10:05 – maybe you should spend time with other blogs instead of this one if you find it so sycophantic. There’s a whole Internet out there…

  48. styleandsubstance

    April 3, 2008 at 11:34 pm


    SOOOO well said in the end.

  49. White Russian

    April 4, 2008 at 12:11 am

    That suit is amazing and I agree, the yellow glass are a wonderful, yet unexpected touch.

  50. Anonymous

    April 4, 2008 at 1:18 am

    I love seeing men dressed like this. It’s so fresh, crisp and it somehow gives them power. So appealing!

  51. Susan

    April 4, 2008 at 1:35 am

    My gosh what a gorgeous man… wish they still made ‘em like this.

  52. Veronique

    April 4, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    It’s like that Mori guy in NY. When are we gonna see him again? (Would love to).

  53. tomassocroccante

    April 5, 2008 at 9:35 am

    Fellow commenters: Can we please not call every man over 50 “old”?

  54. Anonymous

    April 5, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    Awesome… The cut of the suit is perfection. Modern, classic, effortless and transcends trends: Timeless. Totally feeling the individual and whimsical touch of the yellow glasses and the bracelets. This has nothing to do with fashion– just pure style.

  55. amyw

    April 6, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    The tailoring is absolutely flawless. Perfectly put together look. Love it!

  56. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 12:45 am

    I love when all the Americans start waxing puritanical about the close continental European cut–especially when most American suits out there fit like pajamas. They sound like a bunch of old-fashioned rubes.

    This guy is absolute perfection! The jacket sleeves are magnificent.

  57. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    This for me is what the Sartoralist is all about. Please no more tiresome skinny jean hipsters. Sart, you can post him on here as many times as you like as far as I’m concerned. Could you get any more Italian?

  58. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    I agree with the persons comment above me. We need more fashion like this on here not some hipster with his skinny jeans

  59. Anonymous

    April 8, 2008 at 2:21 am

    Not only are his shirt cuffs unbuttoned, it looks like his jacket cuffs have a few buttons left open as well. Are they??

    That is one of my favorite looks, but is almost impossible to do anymore unless wearing a bespoke jacket.

    And, sweet ‘stache…

  60. yum

    April 8, 2008 at 3:08 am

    He looks like he could be a Don– Styling!!!!

  61. MPS

    April 8, 2008 at 11:19 am

    he reminds me of cesar romero from oceans 11.

    also, i agree w/ 2:38, more of this guy, less greasy hipsters. if i wanted to see hipsters, i’d walk around greenpoint or williamsburg all day.

  62. BoycottChina

    April 8, 2008 at 11:44 am

    That old man has some serious style. I love how his tie looks.

  63. Anonymous

    April 9, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    You know why this does NOT work: TOO perfect.
    Too self conscious. Too matched.
    I call this outfit out as ‘too slick’

  64. coco+kelley

    April 11, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    oh, firenze! i love it. makes me want to hop a plane…

    post him everyday, i won’t mind (and not because of him – but because it’s so ITALIAN!)

  65. BaseballinDC

    April 14, 2008 at 10:59 am

    What is it about this picture? White shirt with a spreak color, gray suit, navy tie? What could be more basic?

    Yet, it’s “Done Right” as the caption says. Is it the cut of the suit? The hair, which is well groomed and seems to match both shirt and suit? Is it the 1.5′ of shirt cuff showing?

    Anyway, great photo.

  66. Miss V

    April 18, 2008 at 10:38 am

    he just symbolizes NEW YORKER in a whole, busy,rich,foreigner,business,class, and good humour(yellow glasses)!

  67. Anonymous

    April 26, 2008 at 4:21 am

    Every time that I’m a little lost about what to do with my outfit, I revisit this picture, and it sets me right…

  68. Jazzbuff630

    August 7, 2008 at 10:40 am

    Molto elegante. The Italians always get it right.

  69. Anonymous

    October 13, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    I had the pleasure of meeting this gentleman while in Florence a week ago. He is certainly outstanding, both in looks and personality.

  70. Andrea Vitulano

    January 1, 2012 at 5:27 am

    This is called tailoring, this is made ​​in Italy!.
    What’s more, perfect, so one can do what you want, you can also smoke in the hospital. ;-)


    Questo si chiama sartoriale, questo è il made in Italy!.
    Cosa dire di più, perfetto, uno così può fare quello che vuole, può anche fumare in ospedale. ;-)

  71. Name*

    September 1, 2012 at 5:55 am

    What is this gentleman’s name?

  72. Name*

    September 4, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Does anyone know who this guy is? I would really like to know!!

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