Wednesday, June 17, 2009

On the Street……Man Stripe, Florence


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  1. Nataliexxx

    June 17, 2009 at 7:10 am

    I LOVE a man that is well dressed when he gets to a certain age…

    you can tell this guy's style has got better with time…

    Love the blog as always <3


  2. 50two

    June 17, 2009 at 7:27 am

    the buttons are so shiny!! i love how the jacket makes the shirt into an hourglassy shape :)

  3. beba

    June 17, 2009 at 7:28 am

    I like combinations with sneakers and a suit.

    Peace and love !

  4. the sophisticat

    June 17, 2009 at 7:33 am

    classique! tres chic.

  5. olafgermany

    June 17, 2009 at 7:45 am

    just great…there is nothing better than cropped pants in summer…

  6. Zakuro

    June 17, 2009 at 7:48 am

    Somewhat Cute Totally;D

  7. Anonymous

    June 17, 2009 at 7:54 am

    great blazer! it's all in the fit.
    hot belmondo-esque older guy

  8. Anonymous

    June 17, 2009 at 7:59 am

    great Look…like his attitude.

  9. Randy Wylde

    June 17, 2009 at 8:00 am

    I love this look for guys my age. Not wild about the brass, but everything else is lovely.

  10. Brigadeiro

    June 17, 2009 at 8:03 am

    Love the top & blazer, but the pants look too short, proportion-wise with the blazer…beautiful shot though (barr the cigarette :))

  11. Anonymous

    June 17, 2009 at 8:19 am

    Super! Love the slightly cropped pants, the sneakers with no socks, the stripes, the DB jacket (with brass buttons, no less!), worn casually. At a first glance a simple look, taken to the next level by these simple details! Genius!

  12. fernando biagioni

    June 17, 2009 at 8:19 am

    Have fun in florence. good to have you back.
    hope to see you around.

  13. Miiicha

    June 17, 2009 at 8:24 am

    How cute and fashionable ! LOVE IT

  14. Anonymous

    June 17, 2009 at 8:41 am

    after long time, pretty good photo! Although vintage clothes is cool, this is better!

  15. Anonymous

    June 17, 2009 at 8:44 am

    Love the Picasso look, so hep.
    I wonder where he is off to with such purpose?

  16. Anonymous

    June 17, 2009 at 8:51 am


  17. Conor_P

    June 17, 2009 at 8:52 am

    Yep – that totally works for him

  18. Rico

    June 17, 2009 at 9:00 am

    Love how the double-breasted jacket is worn here and how it unifies what would otherwise be an unremarkable casual look. I watched "Purple Noon" last night and this look is straight out of the film.

  19. aligale

    June 17, 2009 at 9:13 am

    casual but elegant

  20. Simone

    June 17, 2009 at 9:13 am

    This is what summer is all the classic nautical look with collarless blazer..perfection!

  21. duncan

    June 17, 2009 at 9:19 am

    I like to do this but my feet always end up smelling.
    Is that a cigarette it looks like one of those fake one's that help you to quit? maybe its a pen come to think of it!

  22. Mr Brown

    June 17, 2009 at 9:26 am

    …double breasted blazers are brilliant, easily messed up but when done properly they're killer.

    for that reason they're a brave purchase, but one worth making to force your hand.

  23. Jazzbuff630

    June 17, 2009 at 9:30 am

    Great style. Like Popeye shopped at Berdorf's. Ark ark ark ark (Popeye laugh).

    I want that blazer.

  24. Mark P-H

    June 17, 2009 at 9:33 am

    i think the jacket and pants work well together in terms of length–the jacket looks intentionally short to me–he's tilted forward and the front left quarter is still just reaching the traditional length for a blazer… were the jacket any shorter it would probably result in splitting of vents over his rear end

  25. AnnaMudrenko

    June 17, 2009 at 9:36 am

    I lovvee simple cropped pants on men! :)

  26. Jack Daniel

    June 17, 2009 at 9:43 am

    Oh my! He looks good with this cool jacket.
    I still have to visit this place!

  27. Gwen

    June 17, 2009 at 9:44 am

    Does have a nautical look, like how he's paired the jacket with the sneakers.

  28. Vanina

    June 17, 2009 at 9:55 am

    Love this picture… a bit of a picasso touch here… I personally love to watch people around me, on the street, the way they dress, the way they move, so I really enjoy your blog. You don't just take pictures of people on the street, you capture their ways, their persona and their inner self too, in your pictures (I hope I am kind of clear here, English is not my mother tongue).

  29. Anonymous

    June 17, 2009 at 10:02 am

    The updated Popeye, the sailor man. Timeless outfit.

  30. The Voguette

    June 17, 2009 at 10:05 am

    love the jacket and the cropped pants, they look great together – so perfectly summery

    The Voguette

  31. Anonymous

    June 17, 2009 at 10:05 am

    This georgeous man is too old for me, but has the same thing George Clooney has…charm.
    Very Sartorial photograph!

    Thank you Sart!

  32. One Man's Style

    June 17, 2009 at 10:25 am

    cropped pant with jacks and navy coat … awesome!!!

  33. Ruth

    June 17, 2009 at 10:25 am

    Love the Breton top!!!!!!!!

    Ruth @ Matches

  34. Martina

    June 17, 2009 at 10:26 am

    he reminds me of picasso

  35. Anonymous

    June 17, 2009 at 10:44 am

    which is the brand of shoes ?????

  36. ana

    June 17, 2009 at 10:57 am

    He looks so stylish

  37. Ashley

    June 17, 2009 at 11:23 am

    He looks so good! Love the nautical stripes and the navy blazer. The length of the pant is perfect, too..and I really like that he's wearing the chucks with no socks..although it could yield smelly feet.

  38. k_west

    June 17, 2009 at 11:28 am

    reminds me of Hunter S. thompson…good confident, casual look

  39. Amy

    June 17, 2009 at 11:41 am

    You sure that's not Venice? Where's the gondola?!

  40. Lou

    June 17, 2009 at 11:52 am

    I don't know why, but he's all Henry Miller to me. Maybe it's because I'm in my Anais Nin phase. He's irresistible, that's for sure. I just imagine that cigarette hanging from the corner of his mouth is a ballpoint. He's cool like that.

  41. AnonymousJK

    June 17, 2009 at 11:56 am

    Man stripe or man candy? I'll take the latter thank you!

  42. asimplerstyle

    June 17, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    Great outfit – perfect use of colour for the summer months. Just goes to show the benefits of keeping it simple!

  43. Sophie, the Barton Girl

    June 17, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    Love dressy blazers worn over casual clothing – for both boys and girls, actually.

  44. Soren Lorensen

    June 17, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    mmmmm okay

    i think it needs something to lift it a little – a red neckerchief perhaps, something like that.

    and when did people stop wearing socks? red socks, perhaps.

  45. VQ

    June 17, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    sailor top is a perpetual hit
    alternate example with a girl wearing those

  46. Miss Kin

    June 17, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    I found your blog today and I must say that I simply adore your pictures.
    Style is everywhere!

  47. thefashionkiwi

    June 17, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    Aw love his short pants and great nautical theme. amazed at how un-awful it looks. Love a man who can dress.

    love the fashion kiwi

  48. Elaine

    June 17, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    Nautical never goes out of style. Sailors are hot!

  49. Bombshell Kitten

    June 17, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    Updated Popeye, j'adore!

  50. Maria Confer

    June 17, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    A nautical look with a hard edge. Love it.

  51. X.A.L

    June 17, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    I love florence style

  52. Le 21Ăšme

    June 17, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    This is awesome. I personally cannot pull off chinos, but he makes it look so good!


  53. Anonymous

    June 17, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    I normally think that a t-shirt with a jacket ALWAYS looks awful. But I think this works, because the neck of the t-shirt is so high. I believe the rule should be that the collar of the jacket should not touch the skin –that is, the shirt should always be between the jacket and skin. But certainly I'm no expert!

  54. Anonymous

    June 17, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    handsome meet mansome.

  55. Anonymous

    June 17, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    by chance will you be able to show us what's going on in London or in any of Africa's major cities?

  56. ollybarratt

    June 17, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    i can't tell if this chap is tres a la mode, or wears this stuff every year – either way, i love it. amazing look.

  57. Anonymous

    June 17, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    i love the shadow of suede that his hair is. it's so very strong when a man who has a receding hairline cuts all of his hair short rather than the cover-up. I am certain that it may be a difficult thing to see your hair leaving. as a woman it is exciting to see a man embrace the situation and run with it. i think because the choice to suede one's hair eliminates the internal conversation some might have about "does he know he's losing his hair or does he realize we can see past the comb-over?"

  58. BrianL

    June 17, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    what a simple, yet amazing composition. Everything flows, and looks totaly stylish without trying hard in the least. Love the brass buttons. But what's that white thing in his mouth?

  59. Angeles Almuna Design

    June 17, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    I love it and I love it!!!!!!!, Nice stripes, perfect blazer , the complete look is working!!! :)

  60. Anonymous

    June 17, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    reminds me of humphrey bogart!

  61. Bayley.

    June 18, 2009 at 12:36 am

    Love how the stripes and blazer work together to create a nautical feel!

  62. Anonymous

    June 18, 2009 at 1:34 am


  63. reverend dick

    June 18, 2009 at 1:54 am

    I believe the shoes are Jack Purcells.

    That guy looks great!

  64. MM

    June 18, 2009 at 1:54 am

    even though I just wore something similar yesterday, I'm beginning to really get bored of just a plain striped t-shirt and a blazer , i was a tad hesitant to wear it , so i teamed it up with a cool belt. but i've been seeing it too much lately ,
    you must have 6 people wearing that here.

  65. chicmuse

    June 18, 2009 at 2:18 am

    he looks great. Love the jacket.


  66. Anonymous

    June 18, 2009 at 4:13 am


  67. Anonymous

    June 18, 2009 at 4:24 am

    Sharp dresser–button your damn jacket.

  68. travelbug

    June 18, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    Classic Sart photo.

  69. Georgia

    June 18, 2009 at 1:12 pm

  70. alexander

    June 18, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    confident. outfit works perfectly with his body type. would be so typical on most others. lovely movement in photo. thank you sir.

  71. Anonymous

    June 18, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    This man is stunning. Perfection sans the cig.

  72. phyllis

    June 18, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Good lord his testosterone has merlted my monitor!

  73. Anonymous

    June 18, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Those tan cotton pants are fantastic, the colour makes blues pop and they aren't the dreaded chinos. I'd love to find some for my husband – anyone advise?

  74. m.edwin

    June 18, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    not a fan of double-breasted blazers, but this pic's making me reconsider.

  75. The Lisbon Tailor

    June 19, 2009 at 2:09 am

    you dont get to shhot aguy like this on everyday…

    love the "navy style" vs the "hyper masculin (natural) look" of the guy

  76. Filipa JĂșlio

    June 19, 2009 at 6:01 am


  77. Anonymous

    June 19, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    Amazing, 70+ comments and no one mentioned the obvious. Gaultier has been doing this look for (literally) decades! Which is not bad thing


  78. CW

    June 19, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Russian sailor on liberty.


  79. Jodie

    June 21, 2009 at 12:14 am

    the two trends standing out to me this summer: sailor tops and madras.

    the former is okay, as shown here, but madras I absolutely cannot take anymore of!


    June 21, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    So stylish without looking like he's trying too hard.

  81. simon

    June 22, 2009 at 1:48 am

    double breasted peak with gold buttons? hmmm… I would perfer this blazer to be navy.

    love how he integrates the khaki in the mix.

  82. Un samedi...

    June 22, 2009 at 7:18 am

    trop beau this man !

  83. meg

    June 23, 2009 at 5:48 am

    What a man.

    What a MAN!

  84. Anonymous

    June 25, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    this is a number one….this is my friend…very cool!!!

  85. Texasi

    June 26, 2009 at 5:38 am

    Perfect set .. his attitude is also nice

  86. Anonymous

    June 26, 2009 at 8:39 am

    great navy look with a touch of italian personality….

  87. Anonymous

    July 1, 2009 at 3:11 am

    Most men I see around here aren't dressed to look good anymore. Merely walking statements! Anyone can make a statement but that doesn't necessarily make one look good.

  88. Edgar C

    October 16, 2009 at 2:04 am

    this chap is channeling Picasso with his stripes

  89. jordan

    June 1, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Very good confidence level helps the good choices this handsome guy has made.

  90. The Eye

    February 16, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Wowza, Florence is doin’ it right!! Stripes are deff a style that is timeless, and knows no boarders! Thick or thin, we can’t get enough of stripes!! Be it in a top or pant, we dont CARE! we’re just stripe obsessed.

    The Eye.

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