Friday, September 23, 2011

On the Street….Late Bloomer, Milan


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    September 23, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    You’ve got to love a man who shows some audacity!

  2. ediot

    September 23, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    i don’t know which is more brilliant. the play of words in this title. or the pants..

  3. Mode Uncover

    September 23, 2011 at 4:31 pm

  4. Leenah

    September 23, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    He’s fierce!Love it.

  5. Michal

    September 23, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Magnificent look !

  6. Parisian ShoeGals

    September 23, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    This is a gentleman who dares! The outfit upper part is very classic, very preppy and these pants are so playfull!

    The mixed vibes create such an interesting style, fresh with a lot of humor. Wicked fashion sensitivity!

  7. Brian

    September 23, 2011 at 4:40 pm


  8. lara

    September 23, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    ohmygoodness! Such a surprise when I scrolled down! Fabulously brave and creative.

  9. Oona

    September 23, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    hi there those pants look like Marimekko? The prints name is “Lumimarja” by Eija Hirvi. Thank’s, love your blog! Read every day! :)

  10. Lavart Concept

    September 23, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Up: minimalist and temperate
    Down: saturday beach party. The man is divided in two emispheres, interesting choice! Adorable!

  11. melissa lee

    September 23, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Hey for some reason he get’s away with this look…
    I think I am starting to like color more and I might even put on a color I might not have been brave enough to try….
    It seems to me that we spend a lot of time trying to keep our HEARTS safe from heart break and we dress to match that sentiment… I say take a chance with our hearts and our fashion…. It may just put a smile on our face everyday…


  12. Krika

    September 23, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    He is wearing my girls’ marimekko bedspread!

  13. J.A.M.

    September 23, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    This man can really wear these pants.

  14. Milan Boya

    September 23, 2011 at 4:52 pm


  15. theglitterpost

    September 23, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Ridiculously fabulous.


  16. @lfesalles

    September 23, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Really nice the contrast.

  17. Lisa

    September 23, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    LOL! gorgeous! awesome!

  18. Mrs Vilborg Helgadóttir

    September 23, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Well, if you really want to stand out in the crowd, this is how you do it! I adore men who break the rules of conformity!

  19. Mel

    September 23, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    wow, this gentleman drove (on his scooter) right near me on the footpath today in Milan and the first thing I noticed was the pants (he didn’t run me over thankfully)

  20. Alan

    September 23, 2011 at 5:09 pm


  21. el viajero impresionista

    September 23, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Who dares…?

  22. Beaumec

    September 23, 2011 at 5:12 pm


  23. Johnny

    September 23, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Carla Sozzani stated today in an interview that fashionistas’ time is over and it’s time to bring back the real classic elegance. According to her men should not go around carrying a turquoise Birkin, printed pants or excessive accessories just to try to be photographed by fashion bloggers. That time is way due…

    Even if I’m not a big fan of Ms Sozzani by booking at this picture I could not agree more with her. Those pants are just ridiculous, ill-fitting and the print is very feminine.

    Time to go back to real classy men!


  24. Kasidy *The Fresh Factor*

    September 23, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Now that’s a fashion risk! That bravery looks good on him.

  25. PammieTaj

    September 23, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    What kind of shoes does one wear with pants like that? Fascinating choices. Just fascinating.

  26. Satu

    September 23, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Wow, cool and brave! His trousers are made of Marimekko’s ‘Lumimarja’ print. Never seen a man wearing it before :)

  27. Olivia

    September 23, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Love it! Thank you for brightening my day!

  28. Kit

    September 23, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    I never leave commentary, but on this one I just hafta’…. the ensemble is divine! One of my favorite captures by you.

  29. Remy

    September 23, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    Too late, I’m afraid.

  30. Mallika

    September 23, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    THESE pants are LOVE!

    x Mallika

  31. Bohemian Style

    September 23, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    Love the print. Great pic!

  32. Ayres Gonçalo

    September 23, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Uau! Nice pants!!!

  33. Fashion Are Us Blog

    September 23, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Funny, creative, brave man, rs, i like it…

  34. Crónicas de mi armario

    September 23, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Very handsome and.. stylish????

  35. Eleonora C.

    September 23, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Of course elegance is coming back, but it doesn’t mean we have to dress seriously all the time. Fashion is elegance, okay! But is also fun, joke and happiness! Welcome to Late Bloomer.. it’s good to see you!

  36. Juanita

    September 23, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Well – good for him!

  37. Maggie

    September 23, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Those pants are way too tight.

  38. Paul Gonzales

    September 23, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    Love the floral print trousers !

  39. Serdane

    September 23, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    So beautiful pant he got…

  40. steve

    September 23, 2011 at 5:55 pm


  41. Suzanne

    September 23, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Love the photograph and this playful print that is in complete contract to his business type nature. It is like he is showing something of himself that he would have otherwise hidden from view!!!! Fabulous.

  42. dirty deer

    September 23, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    that is Something in menswear!

  43. Michael

    September 23, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    generally i reserve comment for those photos that i like. however, i remember reading someplace that cherry blossom pants on a man is one of the signs of the coming apocalypse…..

  44. Purch

    September 23, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    To say with Lagerfeld’s words: nice “Höschen”.
    But I must say, that he’s definitely to old for this.. and for irony.
    Couldn’t agree more with Johnny.

  45. Jeantheman

    September 23, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    What kind of shades is he wearing?I love them!

  46. hw90

    September 23, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Love the buttoned up shirt w/ the cardigan.

  47. Emmy

    September 23, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    I don’t really know why but I love this picture sooo much. I wish more men would have this confidence where I live.

  48. Marie

    September 23, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    I want this pants for my Dad ! Seriously, I love his look .

  49. lintmag

    September 23, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    The best men’s pants all season! He looks great – love that print.

  50. Purseandco

    September 23, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Original outfit of course but I prefer a masculine man, moreover he don’t rappresent the italian style (that I love)

  51. Audrey

    September 23, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    I would love to wear those pants


  52. Hillary

    September 23, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    That’s a bold statement! And I always respect a bold statement.

  53. Shell

    September 23, 2011 at 7:31 pm


  54. Amy

    September 23, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    I don’t know if the pockets gaping like that is a sign of the pants not fitting correctly, but this outfit makes my year. LOVE.

  55. LocalCeleb

    September 23, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    I absolutely love the fact that he had the self-esteem to sport these pants, I actually want a pair for me!

  56. laurisija

    September 23, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Fck….my first thought was…I wish I was a men :D WHAT….A ….FIGHT…BACKT..TO…AUTUMN …..DEPRESSION!!!
    On the other hand…this guy have not seen snow in a while, I supose, lol .

  57. Mr Kane

    September 23, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Thats style!
    love the Picture! and those pants! Cool cool shoot!


  58. Sue

    September 23, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    I think I like! It’s a risky but interesting combination!

  59. Anon

    September 23, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Well done! This reminds me of something Bill Cunningham said about how dressing with taste is easy, and that expressing individuality well is the hard part. It’s nice to see uniqueness in a sea of tasteful homogeneity. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  60. Name*

    September 23, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    unclear: documentation or ‘shopping-for’?
    somehow i don’t think proper men should be associated with cherries (or respective blossoms)

  61. Jane

    September 23, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Marimekko pants!!! I have some of this fabric and it’s make me so happy to see it put to use in this way.

  62. Xyryl

    September 23, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Simple on top, Blooming flowers below. Love it! This is very bold!

  63. Anne

    September 23, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    So cool.

  64. The Tailored Two

    September 23, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Brilliant title, captures this essence of this photo perfectly. These pants are so quirky, I was shocked when I scrolled down to see the entire photo. That’s one way to get noticed.

  65. arielle

    September 23, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    freakin’ awesome!!

  66. Clara Turbay

    September 23, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Oh please i like people who dare to ….. and definitely he is one of them!

  67. Stitch Union

    September 23, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Such a brave man! Somehow that print of pants reminds me some from Marni long time ago.

  68. Martine

    September 23, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Amazing. He looks so sophisticated and preppy in his Marimekko pants. Really hot!

  69. monkeyshines

    September 24, 2011 at 12:08 am

    love the floral prints!


  70. Angela in Victoria

    September 24, 2011 at 12:17 am

    I love men who choose to wear what they love, not what’s expected of his gender. He’s great!

  71. Pi

    September 24, 2011 at 12:17 am

    LOL!!! and only in the most fabulous of ways!
    Love. those. pants!!!!

  72. Bernadette

    September 24, 2011 at 12:20 am

    To me, Devine! But seems lots of the comments so far don’t approve. If a fully grown man wants to conduct his Autumn day in some happy colours cherry blossom pants – so be it. I think we can borrow a line delivered by Julia Roberts (in the movie, Erin Brockovich) “… as long as I have one ass and not two I’ll wear whatever I like …”

  73. Petra

    September 24, 2011 at 12:34 am

    maaaaaan, if this were my man, i know what i would “steel” out of his closet…..
    LOVE the photograph, briliant!

    p.s. NEW YORK I’m coming!!!

  74. Rae

    September 24, 2011 at 12:41 am

    I actually chuckled in surprise as I scrolled down. Very nice!

  75. une chatte grise

    September 24, 2011 at 12:51 am

    I don’t find the look aesthetically pleasing, but mad props to the man for his spirit, sense of humor, and guts.

  76. Kacie @ A Collection of Passions

    September 24, 2011 at 12:59 am

    Yowza. I kind of love this. It’s so completely unexpected!


  77. Smars

    September 24, 2011 at 1:12 am

    In love with his pants! From a glance they show a quiet confidence and fun, playfulness

  78. De la Vega Tailors (Albert)

    September 24, 2011 at 1:56 am

    late bloomer…that’s a good title

    Everyone is looking at the pants, but what about the shirt collar?

  79. Annabella

    September 24, 2011 at 2:06 am

    Elegant happy style. Beautiful fabrics and balance.

    A happy head turner.

    Great shot.

  80. JL

    September 24, 2011 at 2:09 am

    scott ~ would you wear these =)
    has shock value ..

  81. Md

    September 24, 2011 at 2:17 am

    No. Just no.

  82. Ceecee

    September 24, 2011 at 2:18 am

    Ditto on “Angela in Victoria”.

  83. Mf

    September 24, 2011 at 2:28 am


  84. Maria Silvia

    September 24, 2011 at 3:10 am

    grrr I don’t like that pants at all!!!!
    but I totally love your blog

  85. Van

    September 24, 2011 at 3:58 am

    love the formality of that collar and the restrained colour of the jumper with the contrast of those bright print pants. this is how print and colour can be mixed without overwelming a person or look.

  86. Nyrha

    September 24, 2011 at 4:17 am

    Awesome! Just love it


  87. chris

    September 24, 2011 at 4:44 am

    well. ugly… I cannot understand what people likes about these. please explain

  88. La Perle

    September 24, 2011 at 4:58 am

    Those pants are beyond incredible! I can’t wait to see what people come out with in Paris!

  89. Magdalena Konstancja H.

    September 24, 2011 at 6:07 am


  90. Alfonso Guarino

    September 24, 2011 at 6:55 am

    Pants brand?

  91. antique engagement rings

    September 24, 2011 at 7:01 am

    More power to him!

  92. Blackwhitetaffy

    September 24, 2011 at 7:07 am

    I LOVE THE PANTS adorable!! The guy took a risk wearing those pants but looks good.


  93. Felicia Shelton

    September 24, 2011 at 8:32 am

    My boyfriend sells this Marimekko fabric in his shop! I have to send this to him now!

    Great photos as usual!

  94. Cristiana Nunes

    September 24, 2011 at 8:49 am

    I love everything, specially those pants1

  95. Nonso

    September 24, 2011 at 8:56 am

  96. The Baker

    September 24, 2011 at 9:00 am

    I think it works because of the simple navy cardigan. Wearing those pants with anything else would have been too over the top.

  97. john b pritchett

    September 24, 2011 at 9:24 am

    Quite a statement! I could’t wear the pants but happy to see him be so daring and nonconformist.

  98. Nalletar

    September 24, 2011 at 9:35 am

    Sweet and just right for his age and gender!

  99. Rosaria LGP

    September 24, 2011 at 9:49 am

    Amazing!We love his style!Exciting!

  100. Ina

    September 24, 2011 at 9:55 am

    OH, the print is from MARIMEKKO ! love it !


    September 24, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Just adorable!

  102. Marcel Da Chump

    September 24, 2011 at 10:47 am

    A fun look for the golf course next spring.

  103. Katarina

    September 24, 2011 at 11:48 am


  104. maija

    September 24, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Hih, love it! If there’s no other reason for you to get to Helsinki, Scott, come for the marimekko prints!


  105. 82Brute

    September 24, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    This is not a man I would take seriously in the boardroom or the bedroom, but if I saw him at a party I’d make a b-line for him, because I’m sure fun follows him everywhere and I’d want to bask in it for a little while.

  106. Emily D.

    September 24, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    By the way, this is Simone Marchetti, fashion editor of La Repubblica, Italy

  107. Sue

    September 24, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    YES!!! This is outstanding.

  108. thefashionguitar

    September 24, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    I wish I could make my man wear such a trousers ;) So damn cool

    XO Charlotte

  109. clarity enhanced diamonds

    September 24, 2011 at 5:36 pm


  110. LIZPR

    September 24, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    No way!


  111. Kasha

    September 24, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    I have a tablecloth like his pants, love it!

  112. Alex

    September 24, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Love the way this reads on the blog with the scrolling down we are all so used to with all this digital media!
    Scroll down… Title: Late Bloomer…
    Scroll down…. classic cardi….
    Scroll down…. great photograph…
    Scroll down… BLOOM!
    Scroll down… Wow! And you get to enjoy the whole image, with the late blooming and all:)

    Absolutely love it.

  113. Johnny the Mule

    September 25, 2011 at 1:43 am

    Oh, and Marimekko recommend this fabric for pillow cases and tablecloth.

  114. cicci

    September 25, 2011 at 2:30 am

    ah! the marimekko print pants!

  115. Sue

    September 25, 2011 at 3:35 am

    My first impression was eeeeeek! I also agree with Johnny that he looks like someone who wants to be photographed for a blog. I do not see anything interesting, stylish or brave in this look. Show some more effortless style please, love those!

  116. innerkitchen

    September 25, 2011 at 4:14 am

    business up top, party down below

  117. Aster

    September 25, 2011 at 5:58 am

    His buttoned up crisp white shirt and navy cardigan are preppy and smart then BAM floral pants! Gorgeous! Love prints on feminine prints on men worn in an edgy way. Notice they are fitted tho which probably saves them from looking clown, surfer or pyjama like.

  118. Masahiko

    September 25, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Amazing! I love print pants,sunglass.

  119. IS THIS IT? models review

    September 25, 2011 at 10:03 am

    hehe kind of *_*’…
    btw I love a lot the “upper part” – and just that! :)

  120. SanFrancisca

    September 25, 2011 at 10:17 am

    Another excellent pattern from Marimekko!

  121. anonymous

    September 25, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    OK, when I first saw these, I hated them. Then I scrolled down and read all the comments, which were mostly positive. I feel like a dinosaur for not liking the look. Yes, it’s edgy, yes i’ts courageous, no it’s not in good taste. But I liked the other print pants on the other men you shot, so what gives…?

  122. Carlo

    September 25, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Very surprisingly chic!

  123. Alessio

    September 25, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Amazing, simple!

  124. Gabrielle

    September 25, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Love this look! Love the Italian man who knows how to dress. Can we get some of them over here in America to teach our men a thing or two about fashion please?

  125. Neil

    September 25, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Fashion is supposed to be fun – this takes it to the limit – I think he looks great!

  126. Wowed

    September 25, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    I admit, the first time I read the headline, I thought it said something quite different. And I realized it was due to the shock or the colorful trousers. Does anyone remember the preppy duck pants? Is this look on the rebound? I am happy to see this gent is free from any preconceived notions related to man-style. Cheers to him!

  127. Mika

    September 25, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    I like the pattern of the pants, although to me they look like pajamas – yet their color combines well with navy blue and white.

    Solution: I would replace his white shirt with one with the pants’ pattern and use navy blue pants (although the shirt would look somewhat “Hawaii”).. Now the dark cardigan and very lightly colored pants make the lower body look too “large” and the torso very small. My 2 cents :)

  128. OT

    September 26, 2011 at 4:31 am

    Why not? I´m wearing printed pants tomorrow!

  129. Mila Tobien

    September 26, 2011 at 5:19 am

    so great, love it! as neil said “fahion is supposed to be fun!”

  130. proletarian Great Gatsby

    September 26, 2011 at 7:48 am


  131. Dee

    September 26, 2011 at 8:47 am

    Love it, he totally makes this look work

  132. Annabelle

    September 26, 2011 at 9:01 am

    You know, I’m not even sure I think this works *all*that well, but makes me happy all the same. I wish more people were having this much fun with their fashion!

  133. Gabriel

    September 26, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Seriously?! I wonder how a guy can carry this off without being laughed to death by his mates.

  134. allen

    September 26, 2011 at 11:50 am

    those pants take courage. he looks like a million bucks!

  135. Style Dilettante

    September 26, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Wow! It takes a certain body part to wear a pant like this! Incredible!!! I love that he’s refined and timid on top and positively BARMY on the bottom!!!

  136. Jessica

    September 26, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    This is the sort of outfit that makes me fall in love at first glance. Seriously – I am in love with this man.

  137. drkmttr

    September 27, 2011 at 5:45 am

    A very bright birthday to me :)
    This outfit made me smile when I scrolled down…

  138. pau

    September 28, 2011 at 9:07 am

    Those pants: the fabric is called Lumimarja from Marimekko-collection! Beautiful Finnish design and great material to use in clothing as well, though it was originally designed as a decoration textile. That’s the way to wear it.

  139. Jonn

    September 28, 2011 at 6:00 pm


  140. Veronica

    September 28, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    absolutely love! so inspiring.

  141. Carrie

    September 29, 2011 at 1:35 am

    This may be my favorite Satorialist yet.

  142. ritika

    September 29, 2011 at 6:03 am

    split personality ?? :D

  143. Anna

    September 30, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Scott, as I have been suggesting before, Welcome to Finland – and shop for Marimekko fabridcs (well, yeah you can get it from NYC too). Not that any Finnish guy would ever wear anyhting like these pants. It requiers more courage than any hipster guy here would ever have.

  144. Ivy Lee

    October 1, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Hahahhaha great! And the vesta (cardigan), I wonder how is it under fingers.

  145. anna

    October 1, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    oh my!
    I love to see marimekko print used like this! they have dozens awesome prints, but I think still very rare to see them used with this much courage. Many people used them only for decorating their houses, curtains and stuff.

    And as namesake says high up, maybe next time you visit Stockholm, check out Helsinki.. ;)

  146. Lisa Deeley Smith

    October 2, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Scrolling down on this photo was a lot of fun.

  147. Joe

    October 5, 2011 at 3:31 am

    Love Love Love! i recently got two pair of printed floral pants made, one in red and one in green! This photo made me more confident to wear them! thanks and love this post!

  148. sofia

    October 8, 2011 at 4:37 am

    isn’t it marimekko fabric? fab!

  149. Koreashion

    October 13, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Nice pants. It seems random to the upper cloth. But,it’s not random at all. Color matches perfectly.Nice choice for navy color too. His pants demonstrate his fashion sense very clearly. Im eager to try this style.

  150. Koreashion

    October 13, 2011 at 1:18 pm


  151. lu

    October 18, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    I love it.

  152. KCM

    October 30, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Either very chic or he just grabbed his travel toiletry case and the shower curtain around his waist and hurried to catch a taxi.

  153. Misha

    November 1, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    I play this game of looking at the pictures without reading the title and guessing where the people are from…and I have to say this time I wasn’t wrong: He must be Italian!

  154. Eights

    November 4, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Those trousers are awful, the fit, the scale of the print, all wrong. That shirt and cardigan combination though, is sublime.

  155. Oyinkan Koko

    May 4, 2012 at 2:06 am

    I love this! He pulls off the pants exquisitely. For a minute i thought it was Nigel Barker the fashion photographer

  156. karenmillensell

    May 8, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    love this! He pulls off the pants exquisitely.

  157. susanne

    August 2, 2012 at 1:58 am

    Such a cool look.

  158. Jules

    September 15, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Only in Italy could a man pull that off. Gotta love it.

  159. vitaliy

    December 30, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Hello) I would buy these pants anywhere they are sold?) I live in Russia), post a link if anyone knows where to buy them) thanks)

  160. Mistrot

    October 3, 2013 at 5:52 am

    I love daring people maybe ’cause I am. I like the pants. Power to the originality!! Hey, Jules in Spain too. Good capture Scott.

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