Wednesday, January 21, 2009

On the Street…Luca Rubinacci, Florence


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  1. Ladybird

    January 21, 2009 at 8:37 am

    Lovely use of color!

  2. T.R.S.A.

    January 21, 2009 at 8:38 am

    Love that purple scarf!!great guy& shot!!

  3. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    January 21, 2009 at 8:39 am

    Love it. I think what makes the outfit work is that plaids, even though they are mostly the same scale, do not immediately overlap, there is always something in between: there’s the tie (striped) followed by a plain shirt followed by the scarf and the vest (both plain) and then the jacket and overcoat, which are themselves separated, again, by the scarf. It is a bold look, to be sure, but he pulls it off. I would use a heavier shoe to anchor the look, but I really, really like it. Jorge from W Palm Beach

  4. The Man Who Knew Too Much

    January 21, 2009 at 8:41 am

    penetrating eyes and a flawless style.

  5. Dan in Richmond

    January 21, 2009 at 8:44 am

    Nice to see Luca again. Always fabulous though obviously meant just for him, not that I wouldn’t like to have the vest and scarf. I bet his socks were great, too. This is the first photo in which I’ve noticed his eyes- definitely part of the palette!

  6. ryder

    January 21, 2009 at 8:44 am

    what a beautiful man. if only more men (& women too) would take the little extra initiative with getting dressed. loving the mix of colors, textures, & layers. and such gorgeous eyes!

  7. CeeCee

    January 21, 2009 at 8:48 am

    The colours, the textures… the best thing…those eyes!

  8. Anonymous

    January 21, 2009 at 8:48 am

    Love his color choices, he has eyes like Newman and the same kind of cool to boot. Vibrant mix of pastels, primary colors and earth tones. Genius. Makes you wonder what the rest of his closet must be like.

  9. Anonymous

    January 21, 2009 at 8:50 am

    WOW. This man topples any stereotypical notions I might have had about “little Italian tailors”.
    What a glorious example of putting oneself together. He’s achieved a powerful cohesion by combing together totally unexpected pieces. And he knows he looks magnificent.
    This is the best I’ve seen him look, actually.

  10. Marina

    January 21, 2009 at 8:52 am


  11. Isobel Saoirse Dylan

    January 21, 2009 at 8:53 am

    Love the way the purple and the turquoise go together!

  12. Anonymous

    January 21, 2009 at 8:56 am

    I dont like him at all, so confused in colors, patters and fabrics . Too extreme for me.


  13. Sarah

    January 21, 2009 at 8:58 am

    HE’S GOT IT ! !
    I’m a big fan of his tie

  14. Giavanna

    January 21, 2009 at 8:58 am

    This might be my favorite photo series/photo subject I’ve ever seen on your blog (and that’s saying a lot because I love them all)
    I mean, where do you even start? His mixed patterns? His incredible understanding of color? The perfect glove-in-the-pocket touch? (And in such an impeccable deep royal)
    And his eyes!!!
    I love the sneak peak of the vest and the lining of his coat in the second picture and the perfect finish of the bracelets…
    I could go on and on! Wonderful Sart, you never cease to amaze.

  15. Anonymous

    January 21, 2009 at 8:59 am

    One in 10,000 people have the courage and imagination to pull off a look like this. How sad for the remaining 9,999.

  16. Ginghaman

    January 21, 2009 at 9:00 am


  17. Lorenz

    January 21, 2009 at 9:00 am

    I love how his clothes pick up the colours of his face: the coat corresponding with his blond beard, the scarf with the rose of his lips and shirt and tie match his blue eyes perfectly.
    The greenish jackett he seems to be wearing underneath wouldn’t look half as perfect.

  18. Anonymous

    January 21, 2009 at 9:01 am

    Wow-great colors!

  19. TheGlamorousEccentric

    January 21, 2009 at 9:08 am

    Gorgeous eyes and gorgeous layering!

  20. Anonymous

    January 21, 2009 at 9:13 am

    He always looks so elegant and free. Thanks for the detail of the hat—e quegli occhi azzuri!

  21. Simone

    January 21, 2009 at 9:17 am

    I think I am in love with this man’s wardrobe…his flair and ability to mix/match is inspiring…sigh

  22. Miyu

    January 21, 2009 at 9:18 am

    what interesting colors and patterns on a man…very dapper

  23. Legally Brunette

    January 21, 2009 at 9:23 am

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. The stripes (tie) and plaid (coat) together are divine and the scarf pulls it all together with sublime color. My favorite shot of the year.

  24. Faith

    January 21, 2009 at 9:26 am

    The color of his eyes…. beautiful .

  25. Iheartfashion

    January 21, 2009 at 9:26 am

    What a terrific mix of patterns and colors. Just beautiful.

  26. blogkitten

    January 21, 2009 at 9:27 am

    I love this look…and the guy’s not to hard on the eyes either! Beautiful.

  27. Anonymous

    January 21, 2009 at 9:27 am

    love the blue in everything..goes well with his lovely blue eyes:)

  28. thearticle

    January 21, 2009 at 9:30 am

    Is there really someone who can put together this glorious arrangment of colours with such harmony that looks the most natural thing in the world?
    Congrats to the guy for the subtlety with which he shows knowledge of colour, fashion and style in a way many fashion directors only dream of.

  29. Anonymous

    January 21, 2009 at 9:32 am

    perfection!! this is what i tune into this blog everyday for.

  30. diane

    January 21, 2009 at 9:39 am

    Some people just know how to look into a camera, I’m not one of them. The man is too handsome for words, who cares what he’s wearing?

  31. The Concrete Commentator

    January 21, 2009 at 9:41 am

    Nice Nice! I love these shots. Yeah, he looks great, his eyes, the colors, but your craft and talent comes out in these shots. Good job!

  32. Anonymous

    January 21, 2009 at 9:44 am

    Oh, wow. Wow. Men everywhere take note. THIS is style.

  33. ~vivi

    January 21, 2009 at 9:47 am

    Love the blue shirt matching with his eyes, I think I’m in love.

  34. glasfaden

    January 21, 2009 at 9:49 am

    Lovely color combo and those stunning eyes… perfect!!

  35. ricola

    January 21, 2009 at 9:51 am

    I’m a little lost for words. Beautiful coat. And that beard. Oy.

  36. Gabriela Brandao

    January 21, 2009 at 9:56 am

    Uau!!! He’s cute! And the color of his eyes is perfect with everything he’s wearing… A perfect combination of colors!

  37. SDG

    January 21, 2009 at 9:58 am

    His confidence and ease make the colors and patters work. Well done and not easy.

  38. Petulia

    January 21, 2009 at 9:58 am

    E bravo Luca Rubinacci!

  39. buy-a-thread

    January 21, 2009 at 9:59 am

    Inspired pattern and color mixing and they look sooo good on him! Grazie.

  40. Anonymous

    January 21, 2009 at 10:00 am

    Elegant and witty! ~ Miss Mary

  41. snegourotchka

    January 21, 2009 at 10:06 am

    As has been said, this man knows his colours.

  42. Marianna

    January 21, 2009 at 10:09 am

    crazy use of colours & prints going on here- but it's absolutely lovely on him!

  43. Zakuro

    January 21, 2009 at 10:12 am

    His Tie, Light-Brown hat and Purple scarf look nice.
    Vivid blue gloves in the pocket are fun accent!
    Mixing a lot of colors but look nice.

    The total seems to make his atmosphere softer and sweeter but dandy.

  44. budleee

    January 21, 2009 at 10:18 am

    wow love the whole assemble, the color and textures. so effortless

  45. Anonymous

    January 21, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Such a wonderful mix of color and pattern. And he wears it also with such an easy confidence. J’adore.

  46. suzanne nelson

    January 21, 2009 at 10:20 am

    Fabulous! What a man! Sart, can you photograph him everyday while you’re in Milan and post the pictures? -such a rare treat to see such cool and unique personal style. Gentlemen – be inspired!

  47. Anonymous

    January 21, 2009 at 10:21 am

    Fantastic, Luca!

  48. BooKoo

    January 21, 2009 at 10:30 am

    Amazing Picture.

  49. Anonymous

    January 21, 2009 at 10:37 am


  50. norawoah

    January 21, 2009 at 10:44 am

    is it possible to coordinate your eyes to work with your ensemble?

  51. Bug Pin

    January 21, 2009 at 10:50 am

    This is just FANTASTIC–I wish everyone in America dressed this way. I mean gave some thought to it–at all. There’s a lot of sweats running around our country:)

    BIGGEST thing (trend??) I notice about all the Euro pics are all the trousers with skinny cut legs for both men and women. Not so much this shot but ALL the others you have so beautifully portrayed. I think it’s a fabulous look and I appreciate you sharing your wonderful photos with the world:) What a job–you lucky dog!

  52. Stephanie

    January 21, 2009 at 11:13 am

    A+! The eyes make the outfit.

  53. hannah

    January 21, 2009 at 11:13 am

    love all this color! sometimes it seems like men forget that color is good!

  54. tartanscot

    January 21, 2009 at 11:15 am

    OOooooooo . . . . pretty.

    very nicely done.


  55. greendress

    January 21, 2009 at 11:23 am


  56. LivingGolden

    January 21, 2009 at 11:26 am

    The man – GORGEOUS
    The pieces – classic
    The look – confused.
    I guess I’m one of the 9,999 because I’m not feeling this one. Luca pulls it off, but the average man would have difficulty.

  57. Duncan

    January 21, 2009 at 11:28 am

    Lucky chap.

    Lots of nice things.

    Shame he chose to wear them all at once.

  58. Matt Fox

    January 21, 2009 at 11:32 am

    Fantastic coat!

  59. Daniela

    January 21, 2009 at 11:43 am

    yes very Florentine guy, stylish, stunning eyes, which there are a lot around the north of Italy, great colours, layers textures etc., but the shape of the hat doesn’t work for me, to unshapely, melow… hummm against such boldness in the rest, I would say!
    Sartorial, I wonder, does the scent of this very stylish people match the figure, always wanted to know! because I believe that scent is the final and inner touch in an outfit (the blingbling of charming people :D), don’t you agree… I remember when I was there, that most people smell wonderfully… as a suggestion, if you may, you should add a note about it.

  60. Anonymous

    January 21, 2009 at 11:43 am

    much too much…

  61. Kay

    January 21, 2009 at 11:47 am

    I have never seen so many colours work so well together.
    Also I think it’s so hard to instinctively know which colours suit you, and based on the image of the guy’s eyes he really does.

  62. You better dance good

    January 21, 2009 at 11:48 am

    I like him, New York style, he looks like someone who writes or assist a fashion mag. But, the hat? Why a ugly hat on a pretty head? Kinda ruins the outfit alittle.

  63. parisgirl

    January 21, 2009 at 11:51 am

    stunning…and his clothes are cool too…

  64. Marigail

    January 21, 2009 at 11:59 am

    Brave and beautiful!

  65. Anonymous

    January 21, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    Thats hot

  66. The Storialist

    January 21, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    So striking. The scarf, tie, and jacket combo–beautiful and unusual mix of stripe and color. I love it!

  67. Anonymous

    January 21, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    Wow, completely masterful. What incredible colour sense.

  68. Smalls

    January 21, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    surprised that everyone likes this so much. I don’t like the tie or the pants color.

  69. seeker

    January 21, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    Amazzzzzing!!!!!!!from head to toes,only italians can pull off such a combination of colors & textures, one of your best pics!!!!

  70. Anonymous

    January 21, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Contrived is the word that best sums up this look, despite his handsome face…

  71. Sue

    January 21, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    Superb color!!

  72. Anonymous

    January 21, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    The outfit is great. Love the colours. But I don’t think the hat is right! Pretty boy though!!

  73. Isao

    January 21, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    Italian man know how to dress or what!!

  74. Lula Argentina

    January 21, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Love him…
    Incredible outfit.

  75. The Burlap Smack

    January 21, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    wow! those eyes really make it.

  76. Daisy

    January 21, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    Colors! I can’t tell if its the clothes themselves or the way you shoot them (or both) but these really just glow.

  77. nan

    January 21, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Superb — great colors, great patterns, he looks wonderful and you have made stunning photographs.

  78. Les

    January 21, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    I LOVE this shot. He is gorgeous. HE has that rugged man who knows how to dress look.

    His look makes me happy, it’s so fun.

  79. Jen

    January 21, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    He is gorgeous. Look at those beautiful eyes! And the fantastically coordinated colors.

  80. Anonymous

    January 21, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    Linda combinação de cores… os olhos… as luvas… a gravata…!!!

  81. solo nicole

    January 21, 2009 at 1:38 pm


  82. Brian

    January 21, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    Sorry, but looking at that mishmash of stripes gave me a migraine headache combined with a little motion sickness. I would have to take a Dramamine or get one of those wrist thingamajigs to hang with this dude. I think the word I’m looking for to describe this look is “busy”.

  83. Eddie in the corner

    January 21, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    Very nice.
    Wonder if he lives in a white/gray/black apartment..

  84. Sophie is

    January 21, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    amazing. simply amazing. i wish i could match my clothes to my eyes with such precision!

  85. Anonymous

    January 21, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    hmmmm… I agree with many of the people above. The man himself is super hot. And I like everything from the head to waist – but the pants are awful. His pants are like the dockers you bought on a bad day and only wear on laundry day

  86. Anonymous

    January 21, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    So freaking cool!

  87. thealeatory

    January 21, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    striking photo… the colors in his outfit are incredible mixed with those eyes…ah those eyes…

  88. Anonymous

    January 21, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    Too many colours for my taste. The tie is pretty and the cuffs of the pants have a nice width.

  89. LINnY

    January 21, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    I love the variety of colors worn throughout the outfit. They are of varying shades, yet the outfit remains subtile and well put together.

  90. JP

    January 21, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    really well done

  91. John Christopher

    January 21, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    This really interesting. I could look at this for awhile.

  92. Taylorgotbeats

    January 21, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    I love that jacket

  93. that girl

    January 21, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Wow, he has amazing blue eyes, which he complimented perfectly with his choice of colour!

  94. Dominica

    January 21, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    After I’m done drowning in his eyes…I might say he looks FABULOUS !!
    I love it when a man has ‘balls” – doesn’t give a sh*t about what the rest is thinking or wearing…and I must say, he knows fashion so well !!

  95. Alex

    January 21, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Italy

    and the italy-style, too!!!!

  96. Stoner Lines

    January 21, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    Too much going on here

  97. Emily

    January 21, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    All these different colors look right on him, not overdone at all.. very very nice.

  98. Antwerp Fashion Observer

    January 21, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    WOW, the portrait is my new favorite ! incredable colours, the shades of blue and superb tweed pattern on the coat!
    beautiful photographs ! congrats

  99. Anonymous

    January 21, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    Sart, i see from previous posts Mr Rubinacci is a tailor in Milan. I guess you have a tight schedule but would it be possible during this visit or a future visit to Milan you could show us his shop and the suits and clothes he makes? Do Mr Rubinacci’s clients dress in his image?

  100. Anonymous

    January 21, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    is that a vest underneath the coat. i like the way the clothes are put together. He sure does knwo how to pick and match his clothes. The combination of color is just wonderful,.

  101. Jen

    January 21, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Yes, he has a certain je ne sais quois! I wish American men were this comfortable with color. The magenta scarf is brilliant!

  102. joe t

    January 21, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    the face shot,,, leaves me breathless!!!!

  103. Anonymous

    January 21, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    really just such a well “designed” outfit. the layering combinations are so good.

  104. Rene

    January 21, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    That is a wonderful use of color playing upon his own features.

  105. Anonymous

    January 21, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    When I saw just the closeup I thought the colors were too garish, but in the full-length shot, the scarf and hat look perfect against the plaid coat (is it the same as the coat lining?), and the bright blue shirt keeps the ensemble from being too earthy–a little zing.

  106. Brendan

    January 21, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    does anyone know who makes that jacket? thank you!

  107. Stephanie

    January 21, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Those colors with his piercing blue, blue eyes…pure heaven!

  108. Dani

    January 21, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    além de bonito e charmoso rs, compôs um look ótimo. os acessórios ficaram lindos.


  109. Anonymous

    January 21, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    wow, im speechless. those eyes.

  110. Jenny

    January 21, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Does his scarf and the lining of his jacket match perfectly? Very impressive.

  111. Anonymous

    January 21, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    I love when the mix and match of patterns and colours works out so well… and when people are not afraid to try it!

  112. jewelrywhore

    January 21, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Absolutely the best, most wonderful, amazing mix of colors and patterns I’ve ever seen.

  113. livia f

    January 21, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    those eyes…i’m completely in love now

  114. Virginia M Byers

    January 21, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    oh! I’m in love. Bello.

  115. Frederique Kragbe

    January 21, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    This a good summering of “how to be chic using colors and patterns”!
    This man is absolutely gorgeous!

  116. Anonymous

    January 21, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    GOR-GEOUS! Love the way he uses all shades of blue that bring out his eyes perfectly

  117. Anonymous

    January 21, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    hello blue eyes!

  118. Anonymous

    January 21, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    wonderful colours!

  119. Anonymous

    January 21, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    I love how the hat casts a shadow on his face to make his eyes stand out.

  120. Sbrilli

    January 21, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    what fabulous color and pattern

  121. Dr. Debonaire

    January 21, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    oh. my. god. perfectionnnnn

  122. shawn

    January 21, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Great shot-beautiful use of color and what style.

  123. Chloe

    January 21, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Hellow gorgeous?

    The purple, the blue, the stripes!

    This man is handsome naturally (nude…hah jk) and fashion-forward.

    What next? He’s an artist with a sense of humor?

    Marry me signore

  124. Abby

    January 21, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    I can’t read all the comments, but I didn’t know if anyone noticed the cuff of his coat sleeves? Along with the great combination…I think the cuffs are just a great touch! What a fun ensemble…:)

  125. Jazzi

    January 21, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    Nice looking man, I do not care for the colour mix.

  126. Jack Daniel

    January 21, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    Nice shots. Very inspiring work.

    About the ‘Pelliccerie carnesecchi’, I asked my friend who lives in Florence, but he doesn’t know about that ’boutique’. But he’s going to find out for me. And then, again, I will get back to you.

  127. L & K

    January 21, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    With eyes that blue and gorgeous, what other accessory could possibly be needed? Great look though, he pulls off mixing plaids and stripes without looking crazy.

  128. Anonymous

    January 21, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    with that face he can wear whatever…. however a theory has been growing in my mind that if your brave enough to do a lot of crazy mixing, like, getting many different pieces, different textures colours and patterns, even with your eyes closed, and you put them together with something plain, lets say a trouser or a coat, it will probably work. of course if you have the body and face to pull it off. something like what diane keaton wore when she recieved the oscar for annie hall.

  129. Anonymous

    January 21, 2009 at 6:32 pm


  130. Ausrine

    January 21, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    I think it’s the scarf that completes the outfit! love it.

  131. john benjamin pritchett

    January 21, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    OK, this is my next look! It’s all perfect! I love the coat and tie mix.

  132. Berkelycole

    January 21, 2009 at 6:54 pm


  133. Nei

    January 21, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Acho difícil um homem lindo como ele não ficar bem com qualquer coisa sobre o corpo. Mas a miscelânia de cores ficou muito bonita.

  134. Docta Slick

    January 21, 2009 at 7:06 pm


  135. Candace

    January 21, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    my favorite thing about this photo (and probably the least expensive) is the purple scarf and blue gloves in the pocket, nice!

  136. Anonymous

    January 21, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    I like his style, but it looks to me like the color of his eyes was tweaked with an application, (or he could have blue contacts) and that is
    distracting, & too much.

  137. indigo warrior

    January 21, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Well, you know, no one’s eyes are as wonderful as Mr Cutey Pants’ … but, yes, this guy has a pretty face and pretty eyes.

    I like seeing the lining of the coat. Things that interest me about clothes are details – linings, construction, techniques used making the item … and buttons!

    What about the buttons Sart? It’s so hard to find nice buttons!

  138. CM Illustration

    January 21, 2009 at 8:47 pm


  139. Anonymous

    January 21, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    Love the color combination. Very daring and put together! Love it. Very well dressed man.

  140. vale

    January 21, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    What a beautiful look!!!!

    Love that coat!!!

  141. NikkiJoon

    January 21, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    wowowowow…hello handsome..gorgeous and a sharp dresser!!

  142. Richard

    January 21, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    I consider Luca to be one of the best dressed humans alive, but definitely an inspiration to the worlds’s youth. I have seen him pictured several times on the blog, and I have yet to be disappointed. The jacket is gorgeous, and it appears to be something that Chuck Bass from Gossip Girl would wear (that is a good thing). Gorgeous work Sart !

  143. Sarah

    January 21, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    His eyes! His tie! Great picture today, Thank You.

  144. secondvurss

    January 21, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    very cool! lots of color and pattern.

  145. Narrow Tie

    January 21, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    love the purple scarf and the jacket as well.

  146. CRISTA

    January 21, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    his eyes are amazing… the colors in his outfit make them stand out!

  147. Dan in Richmond

    January 21, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    In the months that I’ve been following this blog Mr Rubinacci has been one of my favorites, along with Derrick Miller and Robert “the ascot man”, among others. This post prompted me to pull some thngs out of my closet and try them together with surprizing results- an irridescent orange/greenish-gold Zegna shirt (I call it sharkskin but I don’t know if that’s correct)looked wonderful with ties I’d never thought of trying it with. The point is inspiration. This post made me try things, several of which worked- not as complex or masterful as Luca, but NEW things that worked. That’s what I find here and value the most.

  148. Maryda

    January 21, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    Just wanna say, I gotta admit in general ITALIAN Men are so hotttttt and they’re so friendly, plus they know how to please women!!!! 2nd is Brasilian. Ohhh, drool………

  149. Anonymous

    January 21, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    WHOA! Stylists could only dream of people actually wearing and putting pieces together like this. So Freakin Awesome! Liking the gloves in the pocket detail too.

    And yea his eyes match perfectly with his shirt, BUT brown eyed people can wear this just as well, with the help of the bright purple.


    Is there a grey plaid jacket underneath the coat? If it is…what a way to mix-match greys and browns.

  150. Leah Catharina Euser

    January 22, 2009 at 12:18 am

    wow. what a guy.

  151. catherine

    January 22, 2009 at 12:29 am

    The photographs are fantastic, not your ordinary snapshots, but all very thought out with great lights and saturation of colors.

  152. L E A H

    January 22, 2009 at 12:44 am

    bold. a man that’s not scared. love it.

  153. fashionclash

    January 22, 2009 at 12:45 am

    I think I found my future husband :)

  154. RLes

    January 22, 2009 at 1:02 am


  155. michaeljosephowens

    January 22, 2009 at 1:10 am

    difficult to see past the blue eyes!

  156. ms mopp

    January 22, 2009 at 1:33 am

    Man, that’s a gorgeous photograph!

  157. DT

    January 22, 2009 at 4:10 am

    A wonderful outfit, and yet… Am I the only one looking at all these beautifully-clad Italian men and thinking, aren’t they just a little too studied and self-consciously preened? I know Luca Rubinacci is ‘in the business’, but for a lot of men here, their clothes seem a little too smart, too new, and maybe in some cases even a little prissy or evidence of trying a little too hard?

    In one of the other comments someone asked if these people were born like that. The answer is surely no, because too many of these men don’t look truly natural in their clothes. Compare them to that picture of the Italian chap in the slightly crumpled but impeccable blue suit, over which there was much debate about whether it was a cheap suit (and hence a look that could be easily copied) or not. It wasn’t a cheap suit, of course – only a truly expensive suit crumples around you like that. But there was a man who wasn’t posing, he was just wearing what he wears, as a naturally good dresser – there was something innately stylish about him. Too many of these recent poses feature people that are too well-dressed for my liking. I think the French call it, “M’as-tu vu?” I think I must be with Beau Brummell – that these men seek so much attention suggests that they are not well dressed after all…

  158. Jenny Jen

    January 22, 2009 at 4:11 am

    A man, such a man… ChĂ© uomo!

  159. Anonymous

    January 22, 2009 at 4:14 am

    Absolute Sartorial Splendor.


  160. phil

    January 22, 2009 at 4:34 am

    to me, over the top alas.

  161. Miriam Parkman

    January 22, 2009 at 4:39 am

    Mmm, more colours and patterns!
    It’s fantastic how well he has put this outift together. Everything looks great!
    I especially like how the blue shade of his shirt and the stripes of his tie matches his eyes.

  162. Johnathan

    January 22, 2009 at 5:48 am

    It always cracks me up how football-mad Florentines always seem to find a way to sneak something purple into their ensemble.

  163. jeffersonandwhat

    January 22, 2009 at 6:02 am

    Italian hmm!

  164. Room4777

    January 22, 2009 at 6:05 am

    Nice outfit but how long till he takes off the checkered coat and opens the question mark about the black waist piece?

  165. J.A.F.

    January 22, 2009 at 8:00 am

    What a beautiful human…he’s got it!

  166. Evelyn

    January 22, 2009 at 8:41 am

    Never think of khaki plaid coat with purple scarf and blue dress shirt can contribute such great outfit!

    Oh! You see, there’re so many good factors….
    Don’t miss the horizontal stripe tie, vest and the pant..

    There’s no particular point that to be fussy about..Such a perfect one!!!!!



    January 22, 2009 at 10:09 am

    matching your eye colour to your tie and shirt is next level


  168. Libby

    January 22, 2009 at 10:14 am

    Love the scarf and the vest (I wish I could see more of it though)
    And that blue shirt just makes those dreamy blue eyes pop! Gorgeous.

  169. Bo

    January 22, 2009 at 11:46 am

    Totally brilliant. His eyes are like beacons.

  170. Allen - East Hampton

    January 22, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    Gutsy and brilliant, without going over the edge.

  171. Nikki

    January 22, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    stunning mix of colour and texture! What a great way to liven up winter dressing.

  172. Anonymous

    January 22, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    i love color on a guy. doesn’t hurt that he’s good looking lol but no, it is very well put together!

  173. Anonymous

    January 22, 2009 at 1:07 pm


  174. Kwana

    January 22, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    That outfit along with those eyes. I’ll be in dreamland for quite a while.

  175. princess glee

    January 22, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    To be the subject of his intense gaze…

  176. Bego

    January 22, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    That pretty dress. I love it.
    That the intuition of the Italians to mix colors. And the mood of making indigo wool gloves, a pocket handkerchief fainted.


    January 22, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    Me encanta este estilo tan colorista.
    Sigo este blog diariamente.

  178. Anonymous

    January 22, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    1 in 10,000 people is keeping count. there isnt only 10,000 people in the world. You take that one person, and add up, not subtract. And if you look at this blog, you will notice that there are a lot of well dressed people in the world. What is sad is there will people that will mimic this and not do it justice

  179. retropian

    January 22, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    I’m stunned. What incredible flair he has.

  180. Anonymous

    January 22, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    I love the blue gloves in his pocket. They make the outfit seem thrown together and less studied.

  181. pulp+witticism

    January 22, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Sigh. It’s not fair to look so effortlessly tasteful. If one could only pick up a pair of piercing blue eyes at the shoppe . . .

  182. Anonymous

    January 22, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Stunning…. this man leaves me speechless!

  183. Anonymous

    January 22, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    his mix of colors and patterns that accentuate his best asset makes his sense of style brilliant.

  184. Anonymous

    January 22, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    I just want to marry him, right now!!!

  185. Anonymous

    January 22, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    those eyes, I can see why he likes color

  186. Sara Lua

    January 23, 2009 at 1:49 am

    This man is perfect. Punchy colors in the same color family with equal intensities of purple and cobalt blue, and contrasting patterns and the haphazardly composed silhouette.

    Best male ever on your blog, to me!

  187. Anonymous

    January 23, 2009 at 5:50 am


  188. Babeth

    January 23, 2009 at 6:03 am

    Cutest eyes ever!

  189. Alice

    January 23, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    OMG. the colours and prints used are REMARKABLE. and very flattering on his eyes.

    i think im in love.

  190. crowsfeet

    January 23, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    I can only see what he’s wearing in the second shot. In the first one all I can see are blue eyes. And doesn’t he know it!

  191. Remah

    January 23, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Proportion is great, the colors are unique AND IT WORKS! Outfit is very stylish!

  192. Anonymous

    January 23, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    wow great marianorubinacci style

  193. Melanie

    January 23, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Luca Rubinacci …
    Mon nouveau fantasme.

  194. Anonymous

    January 23, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    His eyes…what more to say!

  195. nadia

    January 24, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Delicious!! we need more of him!!

  196. Anonymous

    January 24, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    beautiful eyes, beautiful man…

  197. Anonymous

    January 24, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Well – I’m in love. Those eyes and that shirt! Perfection.

  198. dennie

    January 24, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    wow, this is lovely!
    this honestly one of the most beautiful photographs i have ever seen.

  199. Carl Freedom

    January 24, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    whoa! this man is steady pimpin’! All that color at once and still looking in control. The blue gloves in the coat pocket, is all good! The hat is awesome too! I’ll be trying this out for sure. Luca…you the man! Hey Sart, get this guy in a photo with his woman counterpart. Together they would be number 1 stunners. BUT…work on them shoes, throw some type of gators maybe. Stacy Adams or something.

  200. Anonymous

    January 25, 2009 at 8:34 am

    I like the way the blue in his eyes kind of match the coloul in his shirt, tie and gloves.

  201. the sparkly rkitekt

    January 25, 2009 at 11:53 am

    give me him!!

  202. Anonymous

    January 25, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    his eyes are incredible! And the colours in the outfit really bring them out. Lovely shot.

  203. 09/11/XX

    January 25, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    The SEXIEST eyes ever!

  204. Anonymous

    January 25, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    Lucca is certainly a unique dresser. Seems like there are 3 or 4 different color schemes/tones going on here, all pulling in different directions. The neon scarf and gloves don’t compliment the coat and hat, the shirt seems way too formal, the vibe of the tie isn’t picked up anywhere else in the outfit, and so on. It’s almost like a huge sartorial middle finger — he has tons of great stuff, and deliberately puts it together in the most unappealing ways. Obviously I am in the extreme minority (not a single negative comment so far), but this outfit seems like rule-breaking for nothing but its own sake.

  205. Jewels!

    January 25, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    Sheer deliciousness!

  206. Jewels!

    January 25, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    Sheer deliciousness!;-)

  207. geezi

    January 26, 2009 at 6:23 am

    I am amazed at the layers that are seen in this outfit.. also imagine when the scarf & the coat comes off, it will be another great outfit on its own…!

  208. Anonymous

    January 26, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    GREAT idea to try to photograph him every day while in town. i’d be very curious to see if he could pull off this kind of fashion alchemy every day, whether bold, like here, or some subdued riff.

  209. Emma

    January 26, 2009 at 1:39 pm


  210. jbozak

    January 26, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Perfect. What a gorgeous jacket. The tie framed by the vest, with his eye color and the scarf popping with it all. Great photo up top.

  211. Laura

    January 27, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    WOW. what else should be said!

  212. Maverick

    January 27, 2009 at 12:51 pm


    The outfit is brilliant, too.

  213. Paul Walters

    January 27, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    I love seeing photos of Luca Rubinacci. He has become a huge influence on my personal style.

  214. Neyra

    January 27, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    ………………..BEAUTIFUL……………KISS NEYRA

  215. Anonymous

    January 28, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    I wouldn’t mind marrying him

  216. Anonymous

    January 29, 2009 at 1:21 am


  217. Anonymous

    January 30, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    I would say the extreme use and combination of all these colors is what makes this outfit NOT crossing the lines of excess…just Flawless!


    January 31, 2009 at 7:06 pm


  219. Erikah

    February 1, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    OMG…. What a beautiful Man. He is as stunning as his sense of style.

  220. fefe84us

    February 1, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Don’t know if anyone else could have pull this off but he did. such wonderful use of colors

  221. sarika

    February 2, 2009 at 5:43 am

    yes great picture shot…like the cap very much!

  222. alice

    February 5, 2009 at 1:16 am


    He is amazing.

  223. Yoli

    February 10, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Thrilled to have discovered your blog. Who is this man? My heart has just skipped two beats!!

  224. Anonymous

    February 19, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    wow what a gorgeous looking man and oh so perfectly dressed. If only we had men like this in Sydney…

  225. Guga

    March 8, 2009 at 8:33 am

    Yessssssss…. a man with colors….i cannot express on how much i love that tie…… …and the plaid coat…. the colors…. i want those so bad……This dude is THE MAN….tom ford should be ashamed…follow this everybody!

  226. Anonymous

    March 8, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    I want to be inside his brain, just to see.

  227. Anonymous

    March 14, 2009 at 3:12 am

    He just broke my heart.

  228. Magsli

    March 17, 2009 at 9:12 am

    He looks magnifico!! And those eyes…

  229. Cesar

    April 27, 2009 at 1:30 am

    Amazing guy, wow!!!! Bravo

  230. jennyfish

    October 17, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Love the scarf, love the jacket

  231. Jules, London

    December 8, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    I normally restrict my comments to the attire but oh those eyes! The pastels just bring them out. Ooh the adorable power of fashion!

  232. Anonymous

    January 2, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    i love the way his eyes jump out at you and the use of patterns and colors

  233. Elizabeth Saucier

    February 24, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Man of my dreams.

  234. Anonymous

    June 28, 2011 at 1:57 am

    This is total color confusion. Just dreadful. Nope, didn't pull it off.


  235. lindayoga

    August 22, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Love the purple!

  236. Gregory

    October 1, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Yes…and Daniela, scent does draw everything together. Thank you for reminding me . I often wonder why many don’t bend over to smell a rose or buy tepid flowers with no smell to give to a loved one.

  237. Christy

    May 19, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Absolutely striking. The color of his eyes and lips in combination with the colors of the tie and scarf just make this shot what it is. It makes me wonder…is this what you saw that prompted you to take the shots?

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