Thursday, August 11, 2016

On the Street…High-Waisted, Florence


I think Mr Salvatore Ambrosi is going in the right direction with those high-waisted pants.


Actually those are where pants are supposed to sit but we’re so used to wearing jeans on our hips and not at our waist that today we have two generations of men wearing their pants too low


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  1. CW

    August 11, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    Mr. Ambrosi’s tie looks like a 1940s pattern my father had.

    • With Or Without Shoes

      August 12, 2016 at 6:23 am

      I think that height of pants it’s something more related with what suits you better.

    • andreea

      August 15, 2016 at 7:38 am

      for the first pic, it has to be said: moose knuckles…

      the second is way better! :)

      • Hannele Revell

        August 16, 2016 at 6:29 pm

        Is this what you call the too high up crotch area? Not a good look, if he drops the crotch a bit will look much more flattering.

        • Martine

          September 20, 2017 at 12:08 am

          I love this. It looks so much better. I am so tired of the low on the hips look. It is especially good for men who ar5e not as tall, because it visually lengthens their legs. I am especially starting to hate the “slim cut” suits. Unless you are Daniel Craig, don’t wear them.

  2. Mis perlas de moda

    August 11, 2016 at 4:59 pm

  3. maudie

    August 11, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    Another Sartorial Masterpiece. Although unusual by today’s standards I consider that the high-waisted trousers look very dapper like 1940′s film stars. I love his smile and the arm of his sunglasses (I think) peeking out.

  4. portiastylebook

    August 11, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    Both look great! I really like the navy and white combination!

  5. Bert

    August 11, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    Think you may be wrong when you look at the crotch are…especially in the grey! Perhaps he needs a different, or, some under garment.


      August 11, 2016 at 8:27 pm

      I appreciate these intelligent remarks by the Sartorialist about two generations wearing their pants too low. But I also agree with Bert about the grey trousers requiring some better underpants (as Mrs Queen was taught to say by her nanny).

    • Katie H.

      August 11, 2016 at 9:22 pm

      Nice looks but ditto on the fit of the grey suit pants.

    • Manon B

      August 12, 2016 at 4:45 am

      I agree !
      Even if I love a men’s or women’s 40′s style, the camel toe on the left might be too much ;)

    • Erica

      August 12, 2016 at 9:22 am

      Yep, the man in grey has his hiked up a little to high.

    • eliz

      August 14, 2016 at 1:51 pm

      Agreed about the crotch area–it’s just a tad obscene. Overall he’s a sharp man.

    • joanne

      August 14, 2016 at 2:29 pm


  6. al

    August 11, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    ” where pants are supposed to sit …”

    As if styles don’t change.

    I would -never- wear it as I am far too young.

  7. Brumel

    August 11, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    The cravate is too long for this trousers. This pants need a shorter cravat, on the contrary the result si poor

  8. Andy

    August 11, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    He’s definitely dressing “right.”

  9. El Presidente

    August 11, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    I like a lot about what I see here, but can’t see the harry high pants thing taking off. Mainly because it’s a look owned by crazy grandpa.

    Also, the mashed up tie looks like mum was in a bit of a hurry getting him ready for school.

    Having said that, he looks happy, so rock on brother. & I’ll be taking the white/blue look straight to the bank!

  10. billts

    August 11, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    His look is so polished but I am left bewildered by the rumpled tie.

  11. Alyssa

    August 11, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    I actually really like this look. xx

  12. Mbatha

    August 12, 2016 at 12:11 am

    Both great!but the 2nd look is awesome the color combination is sharp.

  13. Anastasia

    August 12, 2016 at 4:21 am

    I’m so glad someone finally said that! I’m so tired to hear “high-waisted this”, “high-waisted that” – it’s not high-waisted, it’s where your waist actually is, if you look in the mirror, hehe. And the photos are beautiful! Mr. Ambrosi is very stylish.

  14. Jen

    August 12, 2016 at 7:11 am

    You’re right, this is where pants should sit. I had a hard time coming to terms with my father wearing his pants in a way I always thought was “too damn high”. But now I know better and stand corrected. Mr. Ambrosi looks fabulous. I like the tailoring; it all fits so effortlessly on his frame.

  15. Maria

    August 13, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    I agree about the higher rise, and the more generous fit. These super tight suits that sit way low are kind of getting stupid. Especially when guys try to sit down, and their pants look like they are about to burst at the seams, slide down the but, and crawl ap their calf all at the same time. I like this much better.

    • Hossana Manana Deux

      August 16, 2016 at 11:59 am

      I do agree. The super tight suits are all wrong, even for the guys who supposed have the right build to wear them. Suits were meant to allow the wearer to have the ability to move naturally and in comfort, with little restraint in regular movement with a flattering cut.

  16. Matías

    August 13, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    I will wait till I am 80 to adopt this trend…thanks

  17. Anthony

    August 14, 2016 at 7:26 am

    I prefer a slightly higher waist but that is a matter of preference. If the trousers, whether on the hip or the waist allow full movement and do not pull against the crotch that’s fine. In this case the grey trousers fail although it’s difficult to work out why. It’s possible that the cut in both pulls too tight from front to back. It’s also a matter of taste but I think guys should wear undergarments…

  18. saba

    August 15, 2016 at 8:54 am

    Neither men’s nor especially women’s pants fit correctly unless the pants hang from the waist. One of the reasons that all those people in vintage photos look better than most people look now is that their clothes fit.

  19. sss

    August 16, 2016 at 8:30 am

    ha ha ha he just looks funny to me :)

  20. Michael

    August 18, 2016 at 3:58 am

    what is the male version of camel-toe? that gentleman in the gray suit has it, and I think its crying out to have a moniker.

    • Dasha

      August 25, 2016 at 5:47 pm

      Moose knuckle

      • Martine

        September 20, 2017 at 12:12 am

        I don’t hink its anything of the sort. Its just a fold in the fabric. I bet if he moved it wouldn’t be there, because in high rise pants, you have more room down there, not less. Not completely sure though.

  21. Chris Crigler

    August 24, 2016 at 11:17 am

    The cigarette completes the 1940s look nicely!

  22. chris

    September 4, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    finally !

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