Tuesday, September 23, 2008

On the Street…..Molto Bello, Milano


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  1. Wrinkled Linen

    September 23, 2008 at 2:15 am

    Relaxed, unpretentious confidence. Thank you.

    Now, could we please spin the redhead around?

  2. monique

    September 23, 2008 at 2:25 am

    One of the most chic men you’ve featured IMO.

    Effortless and comfortable.

  3. Hannah

    September 23, 2008 at 2:32 am

    Oh, that red hair.

  4. Bright Light Warrior Nika Marie

    September 23, 2008 at 2:33 am

    That Jacket and those shoes ohhh!

  5. john benjamin pritchett

    September 23, 2008 at 2:53 am

    Very distinguished with great style! It’s time to update my wardrobe. By the way he looks familiar…

  6. thesearchforchic

    September 23, 2008 at 3:27 am

    The most elegant man ever featured on this site..

    I want to marry him.

  7. suzanne nelson

    September 23, 2008 at 3:39 am

    The epitome of refinement.

  8. Conor MacLeod

    September 23, 2008 at 4:54 am

    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.

  9. Anonymous

    September 23, 2008 at 5:40 am

    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.

  10. IRENE

    September 23, 2008 at 5:45 am

    It’s this thing again: you either have it, or you don’t . I love seeing than natural elite of people people who do have it.

  11. Anonymous

    September 23, 2008 at 6:01 am

    I am in love with those shoes – Church’s Consuls in brown suede, no?
    Not quite so fond of the trenchcoat-as-cape look.

  12. Anonymous

    September 23, 2008 at 6:25 am

    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!

  13. Anonymous

    September 23, 2008 at 6:29 am

    Hi Sart,

    Is this also taboo in the States?

    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!


  14. Olviya

    September 23, 2008 at 6:58 am

    nice yellow glasses!

  15. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    September 23, 2008 at 7:42 am

    Sticking to the basics- wonderful outfit! I have always liked suede shoes that show a bit of wear. Jorge from W Palm Beach

  16. Caro Fernandez

    September 23, 2008 at 8:24 am

    I love the nonchalance with what he wears the coat over his shoulders.

  17. Dan in Richmond

    September 23, 2008 at 8:32 am

    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?

  18. Anonymous

    September 23, 2008 at 8:36 am

    love the skinny pant and the jacket thrown over. the glasses and the shoes lightening everything up. ahhh. he’s gorgeous.

  19. Linn Ekholm

    September 23, 2008 at 8:36 am

    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.

  20. Laguna Beach Trad

    September 23, 2008 at 9:23 am

    Nice photo. We’ve seen this young gentleman before. He has a penchant, I think, for polo neck sweaters. Beautiful suede oxfords. Well done.

  21. norawoah

    September 23, 2008 at 10:21 am

    The yellow glasses not only light up his face, but they add another level of visual interest to his ensemble. Fantastic!

  22. Claire,

    September 23, 2008 at 11:22 am

    Oh, he is so cool. I love his hands holding that paper.

  23. cassaundra

    September 23, 2008 at 11:38 am

    dignified elegance.
    he looks lovely.

  24. Wrinkled Linen

    September 23, 2008 at 11:44 am

    What Conor said, at 4:54, most particularly as regards proportion. My design instincts (buildings, not clothing) lead me to look for line and proportion. Line and proportion. Line and proportion.

    And NOW can we spin that redhead around?

  25. Sophie

    September 23, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    I will now scour my closet for black and navy to pair together. And I don’t mean jeans.

  26. studiolo2

    September 23, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    Wow, is he handsome! The outfit is hard to see (on my screen), since the darkness makes the pieces melt into each other. Still, his head and hands and feet are wonderful.

  27. jana

    September 23, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    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.

  28. Kate

    September 23, 2008 at 1:26 pm


  29. Petite C

    September 23, 2008 at 1:57 pm


  30. The Storialist

    September 23, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    His glasses are excellent. The look is elegant and confident.

    What is he holding, I wonder? A program? An instruction manual?

  31. Anonymous

    September 23, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    Those glasses are such a bright idea.

  32. Black Swan

    September 23, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    Robin Williams?

  33. Anonymous

    September 23, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    what he is holding? the cross seems to reveil that he just attended a mass or funeral.. is it a coincidence that the cross is blue as well?

  34. Lord Brummel

    September 23, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    Nicely done.

  35. olafgermany

    September 23, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    If I will be in this age, I hope I look like that. It’s always the best, to wear contemporary classic. The yellow glasses make the difference.

  36. olafgermany

    September 23, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    If I will be in this age, I hope I look like that. It’s always the best, to wear contemporary classic. The yellow glasses make the difference.

  37. southerngentinL.A.

    September 23, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    A gentleman……period.

  38. Jason

    September 23, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    ahh the glasses..and nice shoes.

  39. MJ

    September 24, 2008 at 1:34 am

    Some delightful color contrasts happening from head to toe.

  40. Anonymous

    September 24, 2008 at 3:04 am

    Incredibly self-conscious and knowledgeable but carried off in a fully non-transparent way. This is what great style is all about.

  41. Mira

    September 24, 2008 at 7:38 am

    Hm, the looks ok but the yellow spec-frames don’t go with his face and hair (does yellow frames look good on any kind of face? not sure).

  42. Anonymous

    September 24, 2008 at 9:00 am

    Reminds me of Helmut Newton, which is a huge compliment.

  43. Iheartfashion

    September 24, 2008 at 9:41 am

    Great glasses!
    And love the trench.

  44. Marigail

    September 24, 2008 at 10:03 am

    Similar glasses are made by EyeBobs, you can put your own lenses in these frames. Perfect example of new frames lightening a face.
    And what a great face.

  45. mockumentary

    September 24, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    A real man!

  46. Jazzbuff630

    September 24, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    Very cool, very chic.

  47. girlygirl

    September 25, 2008 at 12:12 am

    Lovin the yellow frames and the way his trench is draped over his shoulders.

  48. Anonymous

    September 25, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    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.

  49. Anonymous

    September 26, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    His glasses are lovely!

  50. Anonymous

    September 27, 2008 at 10:41 am

    I know this gentlemen. He is one of the most important italian fashion’s buyer. Everytime i see him he looks like a perfect gentlemen.

  51. Anonymous

    September 29, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    Yellow frames would be a definite no on someone pale with blonde or grey hair. Even if you have some melanin in your skin and dark hair, you might still be upstaged by the frames.

  52. Thor

    October 5, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    He looks like Hugh Hefner!

  53. Anonymous

    October 12, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    he looks like a french philosopher of 60′s

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