Monday, August 4, 2008

On the Street…Luca Rubinacci, Milan

Luca is another guy that deserves to be on this blog as often as possible.

As a blogger/photographer I love finding new people to shoot but as a Sartorialist I always want to seeing what Luca is wearing when I am in Milan.

I love that you really get a sense of Luca’s young spirit – a lavender jacket in sober/formal Milan is a real statement. Can’t you just imagine him riding around Milan or London on his Vespa in this look.

I will update the details tonight but I know Luca comes to Manhattan to see clients about once a month. If you want a bespoke suit with a little attitude then Luca should be one of the guys you consider.


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  1. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    August 4, 2008 at 8:25 am

    To me, this is inspiration. If I were to see this jacket on a rack, I probably wouldnt pick it up, since I would not know what to pair it with. Now that I have seen this shot, I would probably pair it just like I see here minus the tie. Love the shoes- have to wear mine more often! Jorge from W Palm Beach

    • S

      January 10, 2013 at 3:12 am

      The colour if the tie is drawing all of it together. The man has an incredible feel for colour you see in painters

  2. William

    August 4, 2008 at 8:32 am

    I have to say that I have become a fan of Luca. He is always so well put together. His looks are always classic but at the same time pushing the envelope. Great job.

  3. Heather

    August 4, 2008 at 8:38 am

    This is gorgeous. I love the lavender mixed with the gold tie and the slight accent of the red bracelet. Plus it seems that he isn’t wearing any socks which says to me that he doesn’t take himself too seriously. Well done.

  4. Anonymous

    August 4, 2008 at 9:16 am

    A true sartorial ace! Luca takes a color combo and makes it stand on its head — like a fauvre painter. I admire everything in this photo, and that includes a man who’s not color blind but so confident of what to put on his body, including the ankle art. Angela in Santa Barbara

  5. Anne Corrons

    August 4, 2008 at 9:34 am

    Italian men always have a great look!

  6. Anonymous

    August 4, 2008 at 9:35 am

    The only thing i don’t like in the picture is that he does not wear socks.

    If you run into his father(Mariano) take a photo of him. He is a much better dresser than Luca.

  7. Anonymous

    August 4, 2008 at 9:36 am

    He looks supersexy!

  8. simplyolive

    August 4, 2008 at 9:43 am

    i had to zoom in to see the tattoo on his ankle/heel & the layers of bracelets –makes his ensemble a bit more fun!

  9. landis smithers

    August 4, 2008 at 9:46 am

    loved this photo on
    love it even more in “real size”.

    thanks for this stylish addition to your metier . . . the ankle ink is a flawless touch.

  10. Clare

    August 4, 2008 at 9:47 am

    Sart gets a brief mention in today's Guardian regarding the hot topic that is Men In Skirts:

    Hadn't considered gold & lavender before, will be giving it a whirl.

  11. Mumi

    August 4, 2008 at 9:56 am

    i discovered you in an article in the most important news papper of argentina

    And now i can say that your blog is the best blog i have read



    the link

  12. Dan

    August 4, 2008 at 10:04 am

    I love the colors here-the jacket (looks more mauve than lavender to me)- handkerchief combination is especially beautiful. The casual touch of the bracelets works nicely, too.
    I know this guy is an icon of yours so further praise would be superfluous. Congrats, to you both.

  13. Miguel

    August 4, 2008 at 10:12 am

    Lavender jacket…. Wouldn,t had considered but the truth is that it looks great with the white pants. A very contrast.

  14. Anonymous

    August 4, 2008 at 10:31 am

    I think the outfit is a delight- and I’m torn on the fact that he isn’t wearing socs. The pro is the tattoo peaking between the shoe and the pant-

    The con- it looks dirty. I’m all for a playful look, but bare feet and closed toe shoes in the SUMMER is a sensible no-no.

  15. sromeo

    August 4, 2008 at 10:38 am

    Good dressers are like good chefs; they don’t need to test out a combination of flavors before hand, they just know what goes well together instinctually. The contrast of textures between the shirt, jacket and tie are lovely, it’s a combination most wouldn’t think to try, but it’s easy to tell that Luca just knew this would look great.

    I only wish I had this astute foresight in taste.

  16. Anonymous

    August 4, 2008 at 10:39 am

    The jacket and tie are perfection. I am not sure about the shoes, they look like they might be smelly.

  17. suzanne nelson

    August 4, 2008 at 11:12 am

    My kind of man! I love Luca’s colour sense and his style is really cool – modern and sharp but done in an utterly unself-conscious way. Looking forward to more photos of Luca in Manhattan and could you do a style profile of him, Sart?

  18. Anonymous

    August 4, 2008 at 11:43 am

    Jacket, tie and shirt lovely. Bracelet divine. No socks all right. Pants very clean. Tattoo unnecessary.

  19. Anonymous

    August 4, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    Hmmm… Is that dirt or a tattoo? Not sure I could ever be convinced about the no-socks-with-shoes look – it looks painful.

  20. Anonymous

    August 4, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    perspicacious! i want to marry him…

  21. -h of candid cool

    August 4, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    He’s excellent.

  22. norawoah

    August 4, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    oh! That mustard tie! And how sexy is that subtle tattoo?

  23. yibram palacios

    August 4, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    please…i need more of those nonconservative people,tired of mocasines and ties…(!)

  24. tj

    August 4, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    I’m so ready for the “no socks” thing to be over. It keeps taking me back to the Don Johnson, Miami Vice look of the early 80s.
    That aside, Luca looks great. I love the fit of the jacket at the neck and shoulders. Patch (not slit) pockets. One button undone on the sleeves.
    The neck tie and pocket square work together perfectly.
    The slacks fit great. I’d have gone with navy, just because I have a bad habit of spilling soup or coffee on white slacks.
    When I look at this outfit I don’t think of riding around on a Vespa. Instead, I think this outfit would be perfect for an upscale, weekend garden party. Cool drinks, light food, hot jazz, etc.

  25. Anonymous

    August 4, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    it looks great, and as a bonus, he can wear this to a Lakers game in L.A. and super-cool.

  26. Anonymous

    August 4, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    Is he mariano’s son?

  27. Emily

    August 4, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    I’m with others, it’s great to see a tattoo shown off. I don’t think I’ve ever seen ink in your photos.

  28. Laura

    August 4, 2008 at 3:50 pm


  29. Trish

    August 4, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    in love…

  30. Sarah

    August 4, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    I am IN LOVE with the color of this jacket, and it goes so well with the shirt, tie, and flawless pants. This is a fantastic look, plus I love the little hint of tattoo.

  31. Sidney Ann

    August 4, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    So sexy! grrrrowl.

  32. Anonymous

    August 4, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    What a pleasure it is to see new posts not only on weekdays but weekends too! You are to blogging what Joe Dimaggio was to hitting the ball consecutively in baseball!

  33. Amy

    August 4, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    not in London dear, the rain.

  34. The Pilgrim

    August 4, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Great style, so crisp and cool in this infernal summer. I love the touch of deep yellow of the tie. Oh, and the cuff length… just perfect!

  35. Danielle

    August 4, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    These colors are amazing. Love it.

  36. natalia grozina

    August 4, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    i was just in italy and this defines all. absolutely love it.

  37. Jeffrey Byrnes

    August 4, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    Seeing as how I just recently discovered this wonderful blog, I am left feeling slightly like a fool for being unaware of who some people are. But, I am however very curious about “Luca” He seems to be rather interesting person.


  38. Anonymous

    August 4, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    Oh! That lavender with the mustard yellow with the lovely brown shoes. Gorgeous, almost painterly. Love it!

  39. Iheartfashion

    August 4, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    Lavender + yellow is one of my favorite color combos!

  40. hannah

    August 4, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    the colors, textures, stripes, tattoo, it all adds up so well.
    i love your photos of men’s fashion, this one is particularily amazing. it’s so much fun to see really well dressed men and watch my own opinion of what exactly that is form over the course of reading you blog.
    it also makes me wish i saw more of them in real life.

  41. Anonymous

    August 4, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    His blend is off to me because he went with a lavender blazer that is a pastel color but then is wearing a bold tie…..uum strikes me as unusual.

  42. Anonymous

    August 4, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    This is perfection.

  43. Anonymous

    August 5, 2008 at 6:50 am

    Wouldn’t it be interesting to have a style contests between fashion contemporaries, like Oswald Boateng and Luca, or Lauren and Hilfiger, Prada and Gucci. Maybe show someone famous that is really fashion challenged and have a “dress-off”–two designers build a working and play wardrobe for some movie star that is always getting slammed by the press for wearing weird stuff.

  44. Carolina Lange

    August 5, 2008 at 7:29 am

    Love the colors of his outfit!

  45. Gabriela

    August 5, 2008 at 8:51 am

    That jackets color is wonderful, fresh and original and paired with that tie, a complete winner!

  46. XAVS

    August 5, 2008 at 9:55 am

    Ma’god…I’m a total fan of Luca as well…in fact, i wish that i find him next time i’m in NY..hehehe.
    Great colour for a jacket and nice combination with the tie. Socks however would be highly recommended in Milan in august…

  47. Anonymous

    August 5, 2008 at 10:22 am

    I forgot to comment on his hair and beard which are so becoming and really neat. I can forgive him the icky tattoo for them.

  48. Scott W

    August 5, 2008 at 11:07 am

    All those clothes and no socks. I have to say I don’t get that look.

  49. Keisha Kornbread

    August 5, 2008 at 11:34 am

    I love him!!!

    He’s such a happy man and makes me happy.

  50. Anonymous

    August 5, 2008 at 11:35 am

    a total dreamboat. though I too am slightly bothered by the lack of socks. Scrap ‘slightly’ – replace that with ‘quite’.

  51. Anonymous

    August 5, 2008 at 11:46 am

    He’s adorable. It seems like Europeans are better at choosing colors to wear that compliment them as individuals. They also are able to find beautifully colored garments and then have the nerve to wear them whatever the current fashion environment. Bravo!

  52. Anonymous

    August 5, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    Ooooh flawless! will keep in mind combination for comming summer (South America)Tku Sart for the photo and Luca for looking so effortlessly great!

  53. Anonymous

    August 5, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    About the lack of socks: having grown up in the south, socks were never worn with loafers and it was hot and humid there, too. I guess we never got close to each other’s feet…! Anyway, I understand why no socks and its cool, ha ha.

  54. pearlescent

    August 5, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    The colors are very pleasant to the eyes, very chic!

  55. Anonymous

    August 6, 2008 at 7:56 am

    WHAT a colourist. I hope he paints in his spare time. And what an expert mash-up between formal and informal.

    Perhaps, oh socklessness haters, he is wearing those hidden socklets?

  56. Anonymous

    August 7, 2008 at 10:59 am

    I agree with the SAR…definitely looks great and actaully sends an underlying message to me at least that there is morewhere this look came from…so stay tuned!

    Thanks for the insight about the Milanese norms in style, which makes this guy stand out even more.

    would love to see him being sighted again and again


  57. Anonymous

    August 8, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    What kind of shoes are those?

  58. Candida

    August 10, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    he’s a delicious ice cream, bet he smells wonderful

  59. Raven

    August 10, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    love these colors so much! I want a room in this palette … or perhaps a wedding. :)

    Though he doesn’t pay much attention to style, my boyfriend wears a lot of light pinks and some purple. Great to see inspiration for him.

  60. Anonymous

    August 12, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    Love the jacket, love the color combination, Love everything he put together. What an inspiration!

  61. sandman_gr

    August 13, 2008 at 9:24 am

    Great style, please more of him! And gave me a great idea of what to do with my Chinese leg charm bracelet (gift on holidays from a friend) in the city: wear it with my watch on my wrist!

  62. memyself

    August 14, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    so succexy so succexy:)

  63. Anonymous

    August 19, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    Can someone please tell me what kind of shoes those are?!?! They are awesome! I know they are some sort of tasseled loafers…but what brand? Where can I get them?

  64. Anonymous

    August 19, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    Can someone please tell me where I can get those tasseled loafers?!? they are awesome. can someone help me out?

  65. billy.goulston

    August 20, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    Easily my favorite mens outfit of any that I’ve seen on this site.

  66. JennyJenny

    August 22, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    Luca, Luca, what’s that devilish twinkle? What mischievous thing are you up to?

  67. andrea of ffft

    August 23, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    THAT is exactly what I want in a man. PRECISELY.

  68. Anonymous

    August 24, 2008 at 9:08 am

    He just looks terrific. That tattoo in the ankle for some reason just works. I love ethe colour of the jacket and he has a wonderful relaxed attitude. He does not look like he is forcing anything.

  69. Anonymous

    August 26, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    Now this, I love!

  70. Shayne Henri

    January 27, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    You seem to be a perfectionist. Nice website and good writing expertise.

  71. Name*

    May 28, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Very relaxed style

  72. george_amsterdam

    June 2, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Good sense of colour!

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