Friday, January 30, 2009

On the Street….Gianpaolo, Milano


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  1. L'armadio del delitto

    January 30, 2009 at 9:06 am

    Molto chic, molto italiano!

  2. Brigadeiro

    January 30, 2009 at 9:07 am

    Stunning picture!

  3. Dan in Richmond

    January 30, 2009 at 9:12 am

    Fantastic. Beautiful fit, fabulous shoes all worn with such confidence and panache. I really like the spread collar with the blazer. You can see that the feels good in his clothes. The way to do it.

  4. Anonymous

    January 30, 2009 at 9:17 am

    Now there is confidence!


    January 30, 2009 at 9:20 am

    That ultra-wide tie. That exact brown with that exact blue…there’s a quiet whimsy to it all…

  6. Anonymous

    January 30, 2009 at 9:23 am

    I am going to gush: I LOVE how he is dressed. I love that his shoes and tie are the same rich brown, and that his white shirt and hanky snap white, and that his court is a teal-y navy. I love that he is striding out with confidence and sure-footedness, and looking like the hippest guy in sight. I wish more men had this fashion sense.

  7. Ana Paula

    January 30, 2009 at 9:25 am

    Awesome! His style is really classy… I love his blue suit, and also the brown tie!

  8. di moda

    January 30, 2009 at 9:26 am

    approve it please! we GOT MAD STYLEZ!


    January 30, 2009 at 9:37 am

    Hello from Canada. Love your work. I find it curious that most of your subjects are in solid fabrics rather than prints and patterns. Is that your taste being revealed or the ‘fashion society’ in general?

  10. n

    January 30, 2009 at 9:40 am

    Love the color of the jacket, and how the tie is coordinated with the shoes.

  11. May Kasahara

    January 30, 2009 at 9:43 am

    I wish I could see more of his shoes ♥

  12. Mo

    January 30, 2009 at 9:45 am

    i love this picture

  13. Anonymous

    January 30, 2009 at 9:49 am

    Handsome man with a commanding presence.
    I like the fit of the DB jacket, the shirt collar, the tie.
    But I’m having a really hard time accepting the short, narrow-legged trouser. Combined with the length and weight of the jacket, the trousers look wrong, and give him the appearance of having legs that appear considerably shorter than they likely are.

  14. duncan

    January 30, 2009 at 9:49 am

    My girlfriend says I should never wear black and blue together, but it looks good to me! I am color blind though and get blue and purple confused. is this blazer blue or purple? I guess it doesn’t matter if your confident or you don’t care what other people think.

  15. Pablo Rodríguez y Giménez de Tesada

    January 30, 2009 at 9:58 am

    bravo! es exquisito!

  16. Anonymous

    January 30, 2009 at 10:05 am

    The dark-grey trousers ever-so-slightly short paired with chocolate monk straps finish the look. This is the epitome of Italian style – fit above all else.

  17. Anonymous

    January 30, 2009 at 10:06 am

    He looks like an illustration from one of my old Italian language textbooks.

  18. diane

    January 30, 2009 at 10:07 am

    Hmmmm, blue & black & brown, yet every one is gushing. This is classic; this man could carry off anything, I think. Put this suit on some one else, and it would look wrong. Self conciousness is the death of fashion, so this man's confidence makes the outfit; savvy?

  19. Anonymous

    January 30, 2009 at 10:08 am

    Yes! Nice looking man. We dont have them in Stockholm…yet.

  20. RedHotPottery

    January 30, 2009 at 10:23 am


  21. Anonymous

    January 30, 2009 at 10:24 am

    The outfit is great, but what is also remarkable is the excellent hair. Remarkably good styling.

  22. Laurence John

    January 30, 2009 at 10:34 am

    hmmm, that jacket doesn’t go well with those trousers. too close tonally to look like a deliberate mis-match. a bit top heavy too.

    sorry sir.

  23. Petulia

    January 30, 2009 at 10:44 am

    che bello,classy and distinct without overdoing it. A timeless look. Bravo

  24. Kiki Candelaria

    January 30, 2009 at 11:08 am

    clean cut- love it

  25. Edmund

    January 30, 2009 at 11:53 am

    I am in love with this coat!

  26. Emily Rose

    January 30, 2009 at 11:59 am

    your blog is wonderful! I love how you see the world.

  27. monique

    January 30, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    Sharp as an Xacto. Love it.

  28. clint

    January 30, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    the best look I’ve seen in a while. Stunning.

  29. Anonymous

    January 30, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    I think the issue here is that the fit is superb, but the colour slightly off. I don’t think you can wear dark shades of colour on both your jacket and trousers when wearing separates. One should be light and one should be dark, or there should be sufficient textual difference to make colour irrelevant. e.g. a dark tweed jacket with dark grey trousers.

  30. Kay

    January 30, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    I really like those shoes, due to the buckles they look as if they shouldn’t go but he pulls it off, perhaps because of how quietly assertive he looks

  31. Specialward

    January 30, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    The spread collar is not getting enough credit in this picture. Just imagine for a second how lame his db jacket would look with a plain vanilla straight collar.

  32. -h of candid cool

    January 30, 2009 at 12:31 pm


  33. Anonymous

    January 30, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    A nation of gigolos!

  34. Helena

    January 30, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    Your blog is the best concerning fashion and in my opinion there is only two cities where the true chic and elegance can be found: Paris and Milano (with rare exceptions). And yes, this is a timeless and elegant look!

  35. Mad Hatter

    January 30, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    like this look, tie a bit too wide, but a great business look

  36. Anonymous

    January 30, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    Not my fav shade of blue. Pants a bit short. But a cool guy and handsome fellow.

    I wish more American men–those in suits–would go with the longer hair. What is the hangup? Perhaps it is the prison culture influence–we must have gladiator hair and be prepared to defend.

  37. Ludvig

    January 30, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    only in milan!

  38. trevligtanorektisk

    January 30, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    only in milan!

  39. Paul Pincus

    January 30, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    i’m in love … again ; )

    beautiful image!

  40. Alex

    January 30, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    My, how dapper he looks.

  41. Anonymous

    January 30, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    Please your danish men take a look at that, and learn a bit, just a bit… Wouw…

    Ps i have the shoes :-)

  42. Anonymous

    January 30, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    love him but the pants are too narrow and short with the jacket.

  43. Anonymous

    January 30, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Contential chic ala Italiana.the spread collar one would eaisaly say that the |DB jacket shows all the hallmarks of old Carracini very slight roping in the shoulders enough cuff, slim linte pants just the right length to show off the Lobb Williams,and caught in motion.Wonderful work the photographic composition is what you see first then the style interesting looking at the photo in black and white the entire ensamble stands out.

  44. Anonymous

    January 30, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Everything fits so damn well on this guy, who cares about the color! What draws the eye is the fact his clothes are made to fit and he walks with a wide stride (his shoes must be comfortable). The pant length is perfect and I bet his black pants are actually gray. Brown and gray is not a sin with a strong blue color, this pic is a clear illustration. Confidence prveails!!

  45. Anonymous

    January 30, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Beautissimo! Mi amo il rivestimento ;)

  46. Anne-So

    January 30, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Great classic and perfectionnist style in pretty tiny details, like shiny leather shoes, perfect hair-brushing…all your pics inspire me.

  47. Ariadna

    January 30, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    love your pics!
    ciaoo! xxx

  48. Anonymous

    January 30, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    Simply dashing!

  49. Anonymous

    January 30, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Perfectly man ! ;-)

  50. jbozak

    January 30, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    the tie is great, perfect for that color. A double breast his is a hard sell, but I like the overall depth of this outfit. The little details are great. The cuff poking out at an amount I prefer, his pocket hank, his barrelesque body offset by skinny legs, and those shoes that pair up with the tie. Even his hair.

  51. Anonymous

    January 30, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    superb shoes.

  52. Claire RENAUD

    January 30, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    So chic ! Perfectly man…

  53. Jack Daniel

    January 30, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    wow, his shoes are wonderful!

  54. Jessica

    January 30, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    this is a beautiful shot. I love the mix of modern and old. and the dapper gentleman of course.

  55. lenmeister

    January 30, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Wow …yet another snazzy looking gentleman, we’re spoiled sart lol i’ve seen a similar pair of shoes at barneys Ny which were by lidfort or ferragamo I don’t recall which exactly, they are amazing shoes indeed. A bit unconventional due to the double buckle..thats why they “pop” I think.. I love again how flawless his attire is, perfect fit, sleeves, the plain bottoms slacks, pockets sq ect..utterly italian yes. I’ve been reluctant to get a double-breasted navy sportjacket…maybe not so much anymore :-)

  56. Lieutenant Glahn

    January 30, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Much communication in a motion
    Without conversation or a notion

  57. One Man's Style

    January 30, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    I love the seemingly unbuttoned shirt cuffs, i do it all the time, unfortunatly my shirts are tailored as perfect as gianpaolos and therefore end up looking a little sloppy…o well, fantastic as always

  58. crowsfeet

    January 30, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    smooth operator

  59. Anonymous

    January 30, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    This is Gianpaolo from Al Bazar in Milan. Great sense of style and a wonderful person!

  60. Evelyn

    January 31, 2009 at 12:03 am

    Such a well-fitted outfit on an Italian gentleman! – I think it can be only regarded as ” traditional look ” among italians.
    Especially adore the brown tie with the spread collar shirt, already a very good combination. DB blazers with a white pocket sqaure. Anything, we can complain about?

  61. Anonymous

    January 31, 2009 at 5:14 am

    I have talked with my favorite tailor in Vancouver about this work. We agreed that gentlemen must have at least two pairs of double-monk shoes to consolidate the bottom and entire balance. I am going to get a new double navy blazer like this for this summer!!!!

  62. chérie

    January 31, 2009 at 5:35 am

    Stylish man!:)

  63. Anonymous

    January 31, 2009 at 5:36 am

    there’s a special air around him. his shoes are amazing. but my first thought was: the man and the silver mercedes in the back perfectly match together! for me they both represent timeless style.

  64. la-barrocos

    January 31, 2009 at 5:41 am

    The elegance of a gentleman of Milan.

  65. Urbane Legend

    January 31, 2009 at 7:00 am

    I absolutely adore this outfit. I’ve always been a fan of the classic blue DB blazer – it’s a living legend in its own right and a style essential. Normally I’d hate to see it with anything other than its natural partner – mid-grey flannel trousers – but this fellow knows how to wear it so well that I can suspend my presumption! The shirt collar is perfect too – it add just the right amount of crisp snap to the look and shows that the wearer hasn’t just thrown the outfit together, but considered what to wear with that, down to the last detail. Perfect, perfect, perfect.

  66. Anonymous

    January 31, 2009 at 7:39 am


    Gu. Ga-Ga!


  67. Anonymous

    January 31, 2009 at 7:41 am


    Very Italian. Jaywalking in the middle of the street just before being run down by a suv… Very elegant, though, I have to admit.


  68. la-barrocos

    January 31, 2009 at 8:13 am

    The classic gentleman of Milan.


  69. Anonymous

    January 31, 2009 at 8:30 am

    The collar is more than a spread, it’s a cutaway…that’s what makes it so dramatic. Usually it’s wrong with a blazer, but here it’s right…just because it is.

  70. Anonymous

    January 31, 2009 at 10:02 am

    >>I believe I recognize him as working for (manager) the fine men's store in Milan-Al Bazar-

  71. Dominica

    January 31, 2009 at 10:25 am

    This picture reminds me of this huge poster I used to have in my bedroom as a teenager :
    L’amant le mieux payĂ© de Hollywood, prise dans une affaire de meurs et de meurtres…
    It was a French poster of American Gigolo with Richard Gere…he looks as handsome as Richard did back then…(sigh)

  72. Mvhammad Fvad

    January 31, 2009 at 10:35 am

    I bit this is one of the sartorialist’s own favourites; everything abut this shoot is just perfect..ot only the gentleman’s sence of’s his Ego, his gaze, his walk..the shooting angle, the buildings , the wires..the way the cars are about to move..just so dynamic , just so ALIVE..I LOVE

  73. Anonymous

    January 31, 2009 at 11:18 am

    I Think I love him

  74. Anonymous

    January 31, 2009 at 11:30 am

    The shoes are dope, and the fact that they hit the tie is perfect. The shirt matching the hanky is good. The spread collar is fantastic (seriously, spread collars make everyone look more sophisticated).

    BUT – Pants like that with a different jacket OR jacket like that with different pants. Don’t try to tell me those buttons make it work, they don’t. Overall – it’s a miss.

    Sorry. Just cause you are sexy doesn’t mean you can make everything work.

  75. The Bird's Eye

    January 31, 2009 at 11:53 am

    what a great stride he has … the whole scene is just wonderful.

  76. Dan in Richmond

    January 31, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    I’d semi-vowed not to chime in a second time on these posts anymore but I’m going to, firstly because I’ve realized from previous posts- including your wonderful custom shirt story- who this is.No wonder he gets it right, and I guess this is actually an “extreme cutaway” rather than a spread collar? Secondly the color criticisms are somewhat amusing. Surely these are charcoal slacks. What could be more classic and traditional than charcoal slacks and a blue blazer? Even if they are black I think it’s perfection- an all-time favorite. Thanks.

  77. biscottie

    January 31, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    I like the pants and shoes but not the jacket

  78. Lamar

    January 31, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    I’m with those who think this picture seems off. Maybe it’s the lighting, but those pants look black.

  79. Ivy Lane

    January 31, 2009 at 2:25 pm


  80. breath arts and live...

    January 31, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    I have already seen this guy somewhere…
    just cant remember where and when …

  81. Dario

    January 31, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Very italian. Very charming!

  82. Charm

    January 31, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    that’s it! i’m moving!

  83. Little critic of the big world of a fashion

    January 31, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Trendy old men!Italian chic!

  84. Ilan

    January 31, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Great capture. There is a cinematic quality to this photo, superb shot!

  85. Anisa

    January 31, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Beautiful. Love how the tie and shoes are the same brown.

  86. Boya

    January 31, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    I see poor to average dressed men trying to mix colors like this but they just look sloppy; it’s the tailored look (unbuttoned cuffs optional) and the attitude that makes the mix look incredible and makes me want to live in Milan.

  87. Enzo AGC

    February 1, 2009 at 6:34 am

    forza stile milano!

  88. is

    February 1, 2009 at 7:18 am

    Wow! is fabulous!

  89. Miguel

    February 1, 2009 at 9:01 am

    Ahhhh!!!!! Italiano.

  90. Anonymous

    February 1, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    Cat daddy!

  91. Mz. Paulzen

    February 1, 2009 at 3:48 pm


  92. Elizabeth

    February 1, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Oh, the European men… Mhm mmm….;)

  93. Anonymous

    February 1, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Perhaps it’s the angle of the photo and maybe a full front rather that 3/4 profile might have been more flattering but I’m not seeing the emperor’s clothes here. The idea of this outfit is nice but the actual thing isn’t working in my eyes and feels a bit cartoonish. I don;t know if it’s perhaps not the best outfit for his build or what. The way this outfit is held together is by this gentleman’s confidence. I like to think of it as the “potato sac effect”. Some people can carry off wearing even a potato sack and make it look good.

    Since modern man wears something that is a variation of the very early 20th century’s Sack Suit, this comment is

  94. catherine

    February 2, 2009 at 3:15 am

    i love the face, the eyes are magnetique ! and the elegance is just normal in Milano!

  95. ASC

    February 2, 2009 at 3:54 am

    Very nice… I think it is the tie-blazer-shoe coordination that does it for me.

    I’m not such a fan of the exaggerated spread collar though…

  96. Anya

    February 2, 2009 at 5:35 am

    He look so fine. It is risky to play with such combination of color but he worked the outfit so well.

  97. Anonymous

    February 2, 2009 at 11:58 am

    Charming,an italiano vero!

  98. mio

    February 3, 2009 at 4:20 am


  99. fad tony

    February 3, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    what a FANTASTIC shot

  100. Tony

    February 3, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    The top half looks sound, but I’d prefer it if he’d gone for the full whistle rather than the black kecks with the blue jacket. However, the shirt has a boss spread collar which works brilliantly with the blazer and tie. Ditch the strides, lad and you’ll be laughing.

  101. Manish

    February 4, 2009 at 4:43 am

    Stunner all the way!

  102. cesare

    February 4, 2009 at 8:27 am

    From JAPAN
    I am proud to have been said ‘You are very stylish!’ by him at his shop of Milano.
    Thank you Mr.Gianpaolo.

  103. Duchesse

    February 4, 2009 at 9:40 am

    I enjoy seeing a man in a fitted jacket that’s not too tight, as younger men often wish theirs to be. Also, “Little Critic of the Big World”, who referred to this gentleman as an “old man”: surely you jest?

  104. Anonymous

    February 4, 2009 at 1:44 pm


  105. Un Monito

    February 7, 2009 at 10:47 pm


  106. jiyeon

    February 12, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    he looks like paul smith!
    I love him!!!!!!!!!!!!

  107. Anonymous

    February 14, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    Mamma e Papa’ always said to me ” BE A GOOD BOY AND NEVER WEAR BLACK AND BLUE TOGETHER”, Be he’s getting away with it with so much nonchalance

  108. Anonymous

    February 17, 2009 at 1:32 am

    From the waist up, yes. The aggressively narrow trousers, however, are overwhelmed by the blazer. A fuller cut on the leg, and I couldn’t complain.

  109. ghazi

    March 13, 2009 at 2:02 am

    May I point out that it’s not a suit as many suggested. It’s a blazer. See the guilded buttons.. The pants are not black as another suggested, but charcoal. The shoes are the famous double buckle ‘John Lobb Paris’..It would have been a perfect combo if the pants were of lighter shade of grey…The whole idea of the blazer is that it’s less formal than a suit so the pants should bring a contrast to the coat. It would be unimaginable of this gentleman to wear black pants! An absolute no no in the circle of the blazer wearing gents.

  110. Anonymous

    March 25, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Uomini ben vestiti e affascinanti così non se ne trovano in nessuna altra parte del mondo che non sia l’italia…Only made in italy…

  111. Anonymous

    September 12, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Simply perfect except metal button!

    [email protected]

  112. Review Daddy

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  113. lindayoga

    August 22, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Such a lovely photo! I love the background.. So cool!!

  114. boxer's Adventures

    February 15, 2012 at 9:56 am

    What a reminder of my days in Milan…
    International Blog and Shop

  115. Sergio

    April 6, 2012 at 7:17 am

    Un classico, molto 2012 e non dimentichiamo Made in Milan…!!!

  116. Mistrot

    October 3, 2013 at 4:46 am

    A very elegant and stylish man, with a very trendy shoes. Good pic.

  117. Deepak lahoriya

    April 10, 2017 at 12:16 am

    i am looking more of his pic…remarkable style he has.

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