Tuesday, August 5, 2008

On the Street…..Macho Man Fabrizio, Milan


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  1. liberobelmondo

    August 5, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    possibly one of my favorite looks. i love how he’s wearing flip flops.

  2. J

    August 5, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    I love this guy. Attitude all the way.

    But also the precise moment that Sart captured is perfection!!

  3. Werner

    August 5, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    Not sure where the macho comes in (maybe it applies more to his personality than his appearance!) but this guy certainly looks pretty hot to me! Love the simplicity, love the hair and beard.

  4. Miguel

    August 5, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    Looks like one of the bosses in “The IT Crowd” … lol

  5. ...love Maegan

    August 5, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    just fabulous.

  6. Anonymous

    August 5, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    He looks cool and simple. Gorgeous! Rawwwwrrr!

  7. Anonymous

    August 5, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    It’s a nice look, but the only way I see it being macho is in a YMCA, macho, macho man kinda way.

  8. Anonymous

    August 5, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    love the shorts

  9. JTycho

    August 5, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    Am I the only one that just hates flip flops on men, outside of the beach? Don’t you think loafers would look far superior here?

    • Axel J.G. Walter

      March 8, 2016 at 2:26 am

      Definitely loafers are needed. Flip flops are just not ok !

  10. tartanscot

    August 5, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    good mercy . . . . now THAT is a marvelous look. love the shorts, love the ascot, love the flips, love the shot.

    SMW in SF

  11. Linda

    August 5, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    I’m surprised to see an Italian wearing flip flops on the streets of MILAN! That’s a first. Great look though.

  12. Anonymous

    August 5, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    he’s brazilian vogue editor

  13. Anonymous

    August 5, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    Fabrizio! It’s nice to see he’s toned down the pretentious affected look he’s known for. He looks sharp. Good for you Fabrizio! Now if only we could get him to change his haircut.

  14. Anonymous

    August 5, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    Linda, he is not italian… far as i know Fabrizio is Brazilian…

  15. Anonymous

    August 5, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    He’s very nice from the knees, but instead if the flip-flops adding a quirky touch, they look lazy and bring the look down a bit. Sorry, but no.

  16. Anonymous

    August 5, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    flip flops < espadrilles.

  17. Anonymous

    August 5, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    I’m curious if this shot is staged?

  18. Anonymous

    August 5, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    My dear,
    I totally agree with you! They (italians) don´t!
    He does because he is not italian… he is brazilian and lives in SĂŁo Paulo.
    Usually (we) brazilians know how to use flip flops…
    After all, Brazil exports HAVAIANAS for the entire world!
    We have the know how! ;-)

  19. Anonymous

    August 5, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    It’s August, and he’s better off at the beach in that.

  20. john

    August 5, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    This is my summer look, but naturally, it doesn’t look this wonderful. I love wearing a long sleeve shirt with the sleeves rolled up matched with khaki shorts and moccasins and a leather belt. I’m not sure I can make the ascot work for me – in NYC. Milan, yes; US, probably not.

  21. Anonymous

    August 5, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    My dear,
    I totally agree with you: they (italians)don’t !
    But he does, because he is brazilian (he lives in SĂŁo Paulo)and usually brazilians know how to use flip flops…
    After all, Brazil exports HAVAIANAS for the entire world!
    We have the know how! ;-)

  22. t does wool

    August 5, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    he has it all together…yes,he does!

  23. Anonymous

    August 5, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    The flip-flops are hardly unheard of in Italy, but indeed it is quite unusual to see them being worn someplace other than the beach. When I made my first trip to Italy (Firenze in August; oh, the humidity!), my ubiquitous-in-SoCal flip-flops drew more than a few puzzled looks. :) I have since learned to select more appropriate footwear; when in Rome…

  24. C fernandes

    August 5, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    Fabrizio is my neighbour here in Brazil ! he is not an italian using flip flops… he is great.

  25. Dan

    August 5, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    Aside from the neckerchief he could look like anyone on the street; The catcher is that other people on the street don’t look like this- at least not here.
    It could be argued that this is simply the way smart people walk about town. Yeah, I like that!

  26. Anonymous

    August 5, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    Flip Flops? Havaianas from Brazil!

  27. Anonymous

    August 5, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    Take that Glenn O’brien! (regarding his comments about flip flops)

  28. Alyssa

    August 5, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    He has a great beard and a great style.

  29. Anonymous

    August 5, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    what i want to know is what’s in the bag?!

  30. K.B.

    August 5, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    I’m glad that’s a scarf at his neck and not a gold chain. Nice selections for casual attire. So much better than the faded t-shirt and baggy shorts that’s the standard uniform for young males around here. Yet nearly as comfortable.

  31. kls

    August 5, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    shorts as they should be worn, and love, love the ascot – wish he’d gone for a more casual belt though

  32. carmen

    August 5, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    some how the flip flops don’t look out of place with this outfit. in fact, they sort of make the outfit stand out. wierd.

  33. Anonymous

    August 5, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    what I like most is the way he looks natural and in his own skin, compared to the previous shots of him, which, although more unique looked too staged.
    I forget the exact wording, but the saying goes something like “pick what you wear with much care, and then wear it as if you did not”.
    This one hits the mark!

  34. Anonymous

    August 5, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    Not a big fan of the flip flops (should be driving loafers or espadrilles–like the others said). Great color choices…this guy has the look down, in spite of the shoes. He looks really natural to me.

  35. natalia grozina

    August 5, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    so. well. put. together.

  36. Anonymous

    August 5, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    Fabrizio looks chicly dangerous!

  37. thwany

    August 6, 2008 at 12:31 am

    i wish i could grow a beard like his

  38. Mira

    August 6, 2008 at 1:04 am

    I completely agree with the look. Keep it clean and simple baby, although – not that sure if my idea of a ‘macho man’ includes the big shopping bag;)Otherwise – perfection in simplicity.

  39. nyc/caribbean ragazza

    August 6, 2008 at 1:11 am

    love it except for the flip flops. It could be because before moving to Rome I lived in L.A. for 10 years where people think it’s okay to wear flip-flops, t-shirts and shorts everywhere.

  40. BeatificFashion

    August 6, 2008 at 1:45 am

    The scarf definitely adds that extra something.

  41. Stan

    August 6, 2008 at 1:55 am

    good look lose the damn flip flops unless he’s going to the beach or is around a pool.

  42. Sonya

    August 6, 2008 at 3:12 am

    I think it’s the black belt that makes the flip flops work. Without it, I think he’d need something else, but still, no socks.

  43. Anonymous

    August 6, 2008 at 3:32 am

    the comment about being better with loafers…
    how could someone who reads this blog not realize that the reason this photo shows great personal style is because he is NOT wearing loafers. ARGG
    sometimes the comments in this blog kill me (but the photos never disappoint).

  44. XAVS

    August 6, 2008 at 3:49 am

    Macho Man? hahhahahhaa…Love the flip flops, the shorts and the shirt. Great choice for his neck…casual and formal. Cool.

  45. pika

    August 6, 2008 at 4:04 am

    i love the detail on his pockets – those shorts are such a beautiful colour and texture. and he’s got such wonderful colouring for the colour combination of scarf and pale shirt. i like this a lot more than the last look i saw him in – but for some reason i still keep expecting him to disappear into a late-nineteenth century carriage to rescue a damsel in distress.

    for me his masculinity, or his “macho” quality is very retro still – maybe not what a lot of other people have come to see as such though.

  46. echomrg

    August 6, 2008 at 4:11 am

    Main problem with flip-flops in Milano is that if you ever walk on the streets for more than 3 minutes your feet get an ugly, dirty black.

    Usually i don’t like flip-flops beside on sea resorts, but they look kinda good in this guy outfit.

    Espadrillas? eeeeeeeew
    Please, please, please!
    i thought we left them in the 70′s…

    And yes, like an anonymous said, this looks macho in a very, very, very village people way…

    Not there’s anything wrong with it.


  47. echomrg

    August 6, 2008 at 4:14 am

    Oh, btw, Linda, there’s a lot of people wearing flip-flops here in Milano. Unfortunately to much worse effect than this guy.

    Last year they were all the rage, this year they’re a little less “in”.


  48. Olviya

    August 6, 2008 at 4:29 am

    yes, I agree with other bloggers – flip flops are very stylish detail to his general look!

  49. Anonymous

    August 6, 2008 at 5:47 am

    Chilly cool. He has a pirate look in the classical sea-faring way. Especially the scarf and flip-flops, combined with the beautiful watch make him really interesting. He looks like he can think of many other things besides what to wear.

  50. jay

    August 6, 2008 at 7:24 am

    i really want to add a few neckerchiefs to my wardrobe, where do i find them?

  51. Carolina Lange

    August 6, 2008 at 7:47 am

    He is so elegant!!!

  52. suzanne nelson

    August 6, 2008 at 7:48 am

    Simple and sophisticated. Fabrizio looks like a very self-assured yet charming man.

  53. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    August 6, 2008 at 7:52 am

    I wish I could pull off that neckwear… One thing that comes to my mind is how flip-flops/Havaianas may be for younger guys. I find myself wearing them less and less; after all, you never know what/whom you are going to run into, and even though you want to be fresh and relaxed, you still want to be more presentable. Jorge from W Palm Beach.

  54. Anonymous

    August 6, 2008 at 8:18 am

    His beard is the ulimate accessory !! Might this be a Fall 08 trend?? I sure hope so

  55. Anonymous

    August 6, 2008 at 9:36 am

    he is a bit austere for his age.

  56. simplyolive

    August 6, 2008 at 11:02 am

    his look is perfect for summer…

  57. Jake

    August 6, 2008 at 11:08 am

    Has a real Hemingway, young “Old Man and the Sea” vibe. I dig it.

  58. Anonymous

    August 6, 2008 at 11:43 am

    OK. I got it, I totally got it. Now to find the right shorts.

  59. TinTin

    August 6, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    This guy looks awesome. I am not sure I would change a single thing about his look.

  60. Archi

    August 6, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    I like this man and his look.

  61. The Domina

    August 6, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    This is great for me until the flip flops! Why won’t they die? There are so many other lovely choices in footwear these days!

  62. Milena

    August 6, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    A man with fabulous facial hair like that deserves applause.


  63. Anonymous

    August 6, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    That man is HOT.

  64. sdg1844

    August 6, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    He really looks good. I am not a fan of flip flops or beards. However, he makes this work and is truly wonderful to look at.

  65. Anonymous

    August 6, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    there’s plenty to nitpick here – the footwear, the mismatched leathers (watchband and belt), the stuffed pockets. to those of us who don’t live in GQ advertisements, however, the look is natural and stylish. though, I really do wish he had forgone the flip-flops.

  66. Niki

    August 6, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    I’m loving the beard and the hair. Very handsome indeed and I heart the scarf and the flip flops.

  67. Anonymous

    August 6, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    How strange combination for us (brazilians)!!!

    For us “Havaianas” are to much, very… very… popular. But he is really gourgeuos. How beautiful face and all his style!!

  68. Jeffrey Byrnes

    August 6, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    The garment around his neck strikes me as odd for mens fashion. I am not to familiar with that look. However, it has me thinking that it is a look for this year. I have seen a number of women wearing scarfs around their necks these past summer months. Either way I like his look, regardless of the neck apparel.



  69. DATS

    August 6, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    ilove it! ifimnot mistaken he got lots of pics here somewhere….KUDOS!

  70. cami falcĂŁo

    August 7, 2008 at 9:05 am

    macho man? really? ahahha….for me Fabrizio looks like the opposite a ‘macho’ should look like.
    his beard is great though, and Havaianas always rock!

  71. Anonymous

    August 7, 2008 at 10:03 am

    sometimes when i browse through the comments on this blog i have to fight an overwhelming urge to go and put on flip flops right away – just to rebel against the predictable flip flop haters. Maybe this is an australian thing. but i don’t think never wearing flip flops automatically gives you good style. that would be like saying wearing head to toe chanel or worse, carrying the latest “it” bag gives you instant good style. rant over.

  72. Sad eyed lady of the lowlands

    August 7, 2008 at 11:34 am

    He´s brazillian, so the flip flops make a lot of sense.

    Brazillians know how to handle flip flops better than anyone anywhere in the globe.

  73. Keisha Kornbread

    August 7, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    He could get it!!

    I love how casual he looks.

  74. Rob Gould

    August 7, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    this works anywhere and, please, there absolutely is a place for flip flops and this is it. almost perfect take on the summer uniform.

  75. Alex

    August 7, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    This brazilian is so Hot!
    He´s Vogue Brazil Editor.

  76. Anonymous

    August 8, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    I really can’t tell you how much this photo intrigues me. Every time I come here, I just stare at this picture.

  77. Anonymous

    August 8, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    Bravo!!!!! this guy knows what time it is. I had seen this guy in others pictures and he got a great sence of style.

  78. paulina

    August 9, 2008 at 1:47 am

    a little bit rough and absolutly delicious…i wish he was MY neighbour!

  79. Anonymous

    August 9, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    I’m brazilian and say: Fabrizio looks like great, in Brazil or in Italy… Congratulation Fabrizio!!!

  80. Kat Walks

    August 10, 2008 at 7:17 am

    he looks a bit like a roman warrior. i feel like going on this blog for me is 60% checking out hot men, 30% admiring the photogaphy and the rest is actually about the fashion.

  81. Anonymous

    August 10, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    I love seeing this guy on the blog, he’s smokin’. Love the weird details others declare “over the top;” love those bold, dark eyes framed by bold, dark brows; love the almost cartoonish hair. Yay, Fabrizio!

  82. Lillian

    August 11, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    love the whole look! i’m sure his persona has a lot to do with it. however, i think different footwear would have brought it all together better.

  83. I *Heart* You

    August 12, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    random but he looks like a grizzly jim from the office.

  84. Jon Patrick

    August 12, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    He is crushing it. That’s a good thing.

  85. Anonymous

    August 12, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    about the only time I’ve seen a man wear flip flops in the city and manage to look pulled together ….. he looks great!

  86. sandman_gr

    August 13, 2008 at 9:21 am

    Love the whole look – still not able to find a decent neckerchief in Greece. Flip flops are ubiquitous during summer in cities as well in Greece due to heat and humidity.

  87. Steve

    August 13, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    Great summer look! I use a similar look regularly, although it looks much better on him :(

  88. Anonymous

    August 14, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    the bag is from carshoes…probably full of driving loafers

  89. Anonymous

    August 15, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    Frabrizio arrasando!!!!!!!!

  90. Alex Palma

    August 16, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    FabrĂ­zio sinĂ´nimo de elegância…

  91. yariten

    August 22, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    Oh God! Why didn’t he put the car shoes (thanks 8:25pm) in that bag on?? Perfect ‘cept for the flip-flops.

  92. Anonymous

    August 27, 2008 at 7:01 am

    i don’t particularly like this look.

  93. Anonymous

    August 28, 2008 at 1:31 am

    FLIP flops should only be worn in the beach where the sandy floor makes a good support on your feet. Otherwise it is not advisable to wear them on pavements or hard surfaces, this aside from the fact that you can get all the filth, germs and diseases on the street.

  94. Lida

    August 28, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    I love this out fit for a guy and it does look manly!

  95. Anonymous

    September 27, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    this is how men should wear shorts, if they must. absoutely no shorter. this man really perfects it here!

  96. Nidya R. Wiguno

    October 12, 2008 at 5:18 am

    he’s outfit reminds me to a sailor hahaha. but it’s so stylish actually :) or should i say.. a stylish sailor? :D nah, just kidding! hahhaa

  97. Anonymous

    March 6, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    Fabrizio RULEZZZZ!!! He is fantastic! He is just fascinating, there is something about him… (sigh). Seriously, I could just stare!

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