There are a lot of clever things going on here. Chiefly this gentleman knows how to dress for his body size. His trousers are perfect and show that a cuff can work well. The blue-black rule-breaker doesn’t apply in this case because he tops and tails it with the brown suede shoes and the light tortoise/yellow Gregory Pecs. The hair is perfect – just worked correctly even though it’s receding. He’s a thinner fellow than most, but the coat on the shoulders adds dash, gravitas and retired Muskateer presence. Finally, Esquire writer Tom Junod’s legendary ‘Top Fashion Tips from my Father’ article which contains the rule about ‘a black turtle neck is the single most flattering thing a man can wear because it places your head figuratively and literally on a pedestal’ applies here: he’s got a great profile and carries himself with panache. If you were going to meet your banker, surgeon or confessor, who would you rather meet, this blade, or Mr Fitzwell from a few days ago? No contest.
Do 20 or 20 year old men also dress and present this way in Milan? There’s something about the shoes and the trench slung over the shoulders that seems to anchor this as a style for older men. Very, very stylish older men. It would look so hot on a younger man: just imagine Mr Fitzwell the secret agent in this outfit. Then take your temperature.
mmmmmm.mmmm….mmmm. he’s the man in the cafe you’d enjoy having a cappucino next to rather than with because it would be tooo nervey to be with rather than flirting from across the room – he is captivating – all that navy and great hands/hair/shoes. like this!
In Italy we do it all the time, as with jackets, but only more so.
I find it very elegant, and practical too. Especially when the weather is as crazy as it is these days in Northern Italy. We basically get up in winter, lunch in Spring, wear ourselves off in Summer, and Dine al fresco in early Fall!
Wonderful. We can all only hope to dress this well throughout our lives, and to enjoy it as much as this man apparently does. The coat-on-the-shoulders look does not only work in Italy, I still say it has to do with the particular garment and this one works practically and aesthetically when worn this way. Inspirational shot?
I love the fact that this man is smart dressed and still have the guts to compliment the outfit with yellow glasses! Really nice. The discussion about men wearing their coats/jackets/blasers over their sholders seems to be endless, but I think this works… He looks comfortable.
You see, people criticize Italians for having garish style, but then someone like this comes along and shuts everyone up. Fantastic. Here in the states, I think we have the impression that a look like this is a total novelty, whereas it is not, at all…just great style.
Sart, while writing my previous message I was trying to remember something and it has now come to me….. this shot reminds me of another memorable one on a street with the central figure of a man and the smoke of a cigarette and a blonde… this is equal to that one.