Tuesday, August 11, 2009

On the Street…. Mr. Rubinacci, Florence


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  1. jessica

    August 11, 2009 at 8:24 am

    the velvet… the loafers, the pants! the jacket. awesome mix of textures and colours.

  2. Rafe New York

    August 11, 2009 at 8:25 am

    love the shot of cobalt blue in this classic ensemble. Italians have such a flair for color.


  3. cloudy

    August 11, 2009 at 8:28 am

    You know Scott, this is a difficult thing to say, but I think he is my favorite of your regulars. He's just so cool and hot at the same time and he has style to burn (eg. he can wear a chocolate brown tie with electric blue pants and make them look harmonious)!

    This was hard cos it was a tie between him and Giovanna, plus there are the other other favs like Yasmin Sewell and Eva etc but I think, for me, he wins.

  4. pigtails and blushing cheeks

    August 11, 2009 at 8:38 am

    incredible colour
    he looks amazing
    i love his expression

  5. Little Red

    August 11, 2009 at 8:41 am

    I love those blue pants! It's such a fabulous color. I thought it was just going to be a man in a plain old suit… The blue pants were so unexpected!

  6. Kate

    August 11, 2009 at 8:42 am

    where in florence are there velvet armchairs just sitting in the street?

  7. Sartorial Vancouver

    August 11, 2009 at 8:45 am

    Love the slippers. Belgian Shoes out of NYC?

  8. Anonymous

    August 11, 2009 at 8:47 am

    just amazing.

  9. SV3

    August 11, 2009 at 8:47 am

    What an interesting colour combination. The deep teal shoes seem to ground the entire look.

  10. holly

    August 11, 2009 at 8:51 am

    WOW!!! I love the pants and shoes…Very suave

  11. Anonymous

    August 11, 2009 at 8:55 am

    someone please tell me that the beauty of his pants (which is such an amazing pop of color) and the tie/bow on the shoe doesn't look amazing— i clearly need those pants in my life…and if they come in shorts

  12. JFK Jean

    August 11, 2009 at 9:00 am

    …B/c Italians do it better……

  13. Emom

    August 11, 2009 at 9:02 am

    Quite nice.

  14. Mr.G

    August 11, 2009 at 9:06 am

    The shoes: Fantastic. The trouser…well and the tie..well. But an italien guy is able wear this in his own class of style.

  15. I'm a mean street kid.

    August 11, 2009 at 9:21 am

    that blue is just so stunning

  16. Hawa

    August 11, 2009 at 9:26 am

    amazing sense of colour, making a blue like that look subtle and understated takes a lot of work. great details too!

  17. Anonymous

    August 11, 2009 at 9:33 am

    The shoes kind of don't go with that outfit but I love the color of those pants. The bracelets also add a nice touch.

  18. Bobby Humphrey

    August 11, 2009 at 9:39 am

    I can very much appreciate the blue pants, it brings something new to the party.. Also the small wristbands in combination with the outfit remind me of a some great outfits I've seen this summer.. lovely!

  19. Atenea

    August 11, 2009 at 9:42 am

    I love the colour of the trousers.

  20. taryn

    August 11, 2009 at 9:46 am

    Great Picture! The deep saturated blue pants against that green velvet. Beautiful….and the shoes! Muah!


  21. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    August 11, 2009 at 9:49 am

    I love how all the fabrics in the outfit are of more or less the same weight, they seem to go together very well. It appears that both shirt and jacket have some sort of plaid on them? Interesting combination. He is wearing Belgian Loafers, which are always identifiable, togehter with Stubbs and Wootton. Love the outfit! Jorge from WPB

  22. Dawne

    August 11, 2009 at 9:56 am

    So blue! Not what I expected when I first scrolled down to see the photo. I like it with the brown tie.

  23. Stefan

    August 11, 2009 at 9:57 am

    Love the pants and the loafers, not crazy about the upper half. When you have such an outrageous lower half, you really have to watch out what you do above the waist.

  24. tcarole

    August 11, 2009 at 10:16 am

    That blue hurts my eyes, but I LOVE it. Kinda like the way wasabi hurts your nose – but it hurts so good.

  25. Anonymous

    August 11, 2009 at 10:41 am

    Very dashing and the Belgian loafers are a perfect accent to the look.


  26. Anonymous

    August 11, 2009 at 10:47 am

    Great surname. Rubinetto is italian for faucet. Rubinaccio, I do believe, is a pejorative for Rubinetto. Rubinaccio could be translated as "Ugly faucet."

    I love how blunt some Italian surnames are. As a kid I used to have a friend whose surname was Mezzatesta which, I'm not kidding, translates into "Half head."

    Oh, yeah… I would mug him for that blazer.


  27. My heart asks pleasure

    August 11, 2009 at 10:54 am

    Those pants are stunning!

  28. Kwil

    August 11, 2009 at 10:56 am


  29. Anonymous

    August 11, 2009 at 10:59 am

    That's a great shade of blue..very vibrant.

  30. Nandi

    August 11, 2009 at 11:08 am

    *Electric blue..i love it! :)

  31. Lucy

    August 11, 2009 at 11:17 am

    Love, love, love the play of colour. I love the contrast of the blue in the shoes.

  32. Anonymous

    August 11, 2009 at 11:18 am

    Love Love the Belgian Shoes. I have wanted a pair for years. Outside of Isaac, I am seeing them more and more.

  33. Berry

    August 11, 2009 at 11:35 am

    I love those bright blue pants! What a way to add a subtle hint of humor!

  34. Anu

    August 11, 2009 at 11:35 am

    i love with the shoes.

    p.s. could you please tell Garance to come back into my life? thank you :)

  35. Lip Gloss and Mane Toss

    August 11, 2009 at 11:41 am

    Wow. What a shot. I wish I knew what he was thinking/looking at or even what plan he was devising. Those pants…yes.


  36. Michael

    August 11, 2009 at 11:51 am

    That is the best blue I have ever seen on a trouser. NEED.

  37. Rene Schaller

    August 11, 2009 at 11:51 am

    I mostly like the color-combination, and his shoes. Great picture!

  38. Joseph Rudi Pielichaty

    August 11, 2009 at 11:53 am

    Cobalt/electric blue is one of the key shades being promoted for men in the coming fashion seasons. This man is my inspiration!

  39. thwany

    August 11, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    i love the color of his pants and the fact that it's the most colorful thing in his outfit.

  40. Ashley

    August 11, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    I love cobalt blue so his pants are incredible to me.


  41. Allen - East Hampton

    August 11, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    Love the Belgians and the cobalt color, but the rest ain't happening for me – a little too disjointed.

  42. DanielSouleles

    August 11, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    Can someone tell me where one can get pants with such brilliant bright color saturation. I've been looking for some time now, with no luck. Thanks!

  43. A Treasury of...

    August 11, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    The blue of the pants seems too intense for a camera to even deal with. So cool!

  44. Kat

    August 11, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    the pants are fabulous.
    yves klein blue never dies :)

  45. hc

    August 11, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    ohh sweet calculated gauche. always love it when the pant gets jealous of the jacket for attention, and does something about it.

  46. NIKK. A.

    August 11, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Those pants are electrifying!…


  47. electric feel

    August 11, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    i adore his electric blue pants

  48. amyw

    August 11, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    Completely unexpected, completely fresh. Perfect texture juxtaposition.

  49. Jack Daniel

    August 11, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    What a surprising pants.

  50. Caro

    August 11, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    blue pants. hot.

  51. Mehrasax

    August 11, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    He's pretty bold to wear those pants. You have to respect that!



  52. R.Dress

    August 11, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    Note the unbuttoned cuffs. Cheers to Mr. Rubinacci for that.

  53. Esmoquin room

    August 11, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    Great shoes!!


  54. samantha ezra.

    August 11, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    those pants are perfect! i think i need them in my life


  55. Serg Riva

    August 11, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    who needs a sky or sea with trousers like these.

    Anish Kapoor couldn't have dyed them better.

  56. Lucy in the Sky

    August 11, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    what a brilliant blue! is it the work of your camera or are those pants genuinely BLUEBLUE?

  57. fbC

    August 11, 2009 at 4:14 pm

  58. Magsli

    August 11, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    This man has such impeccable sense of style, time and time again he never disappoints.

    Once again Sartorialist (aka Sultan of street style), an amazing shot.

  59. monica

    August 11, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    so amazingly european. im in love with the pants

  60. SequinsandBangles

    August 11, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Love the vibrant blue trousers, the suede shoes and the staple blazer! In theory it shouldn't work, but in photo it looks great!


  61. Tim

    August 11, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    Wow. Great pants

  62. styleandsubstance

    August 11, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    I have wanted a pair of Belgians ever since Glen O'Brian wrote about them in GQ in 2002. got my first pair last week. Worth…every…penny. ALREADY saving for the second pair.

  63. EMS.

    August 11, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Best shoes of my life.

  64. JP

    August 11, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    nice to see Belgian shoes outside of the US…

  65. Anonymous

    August 11, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    I am going to start following this man's Golden Rule…wear something that pops!! I like the pants, the jacket could be livelier, but consider this source of such style. Mr. R could make brown burlap look like the newest style you want to own. One of your finer subjects!!

  66. Ko

    August 11, 2009 at 10:08 pm


  67. Anonymous

    August 11, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Bright blue+exposed angles=guaranteed position on the Sartorialist.

  68. chicmuse

    August 12, 2009 at 1:19 am



  69. Anonymous

    August 12, 2009 at 2:20 am

    I just lost my hearing. Those pants are too loud.

  70. Anonymous

    August 12, 2009 at 4:10 am

    where did the chair come from? love its deep forest green velvet.

  71. Almaty Street Fashion

    August 12, 2009 at 5:39 am

    Oh, That color!!! Amazing!


  72. giles

    August 12, 2009 at 6:44 am

    Hi, These velvet loafers are from a company in Florence called Arfango and they have a shop in St Tropez, I distribute them in the UK. Fox from London

  73. Anonymous

    August 12, 2009 at 7:14 am

    When you travel to the Nether Shores of Colour Coordination you can risk getting very lost.

    And I suspect the risks he takes are more enjoyable for us than they are for him. I mean, do you want to be doing business and looking down at those trousers all day?

  74. Anonymous

    August 12, 2009 at 9:33 am

    Again, bare feet in suede looks overwhelmingly sweaty. At least he can slip his feet out for air when no one is looking, unlike the gentleman below, whose poor feet are trapped.

  75. Scott W

    August 12, 2009 at 9:34 am

    Yves Klein pants!?

  76. Fera

    August 12, 2009 at 10:17 am

    Bellissimo, wunderschön, wonderful the blue color of the pants! Goodies shoes!

  77. Anonymous

    August 12, 2009 at 10:18 am


  78. Denise - JustPink

    August 12, 2009 at 10:31 am

    The color of the pants, wow!

  79. ten thousand things

    August 12, 2009 at 10:59 am

    le sigh…Luca always makes me swoon.


  80. Crystal

    August 12, 2009 at 11:56 am

    once my attention was taken away from the pants, I notice the shoes…stunning.

  81. Anonymous

    August 12, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    I'd love to see this man standing up. Whe I first saw this photo, all I really notices was the bright blue pants. Coming back to it today I realize the three different shades and of blue perfectly set off by the two shades of red, not to mention all the different and luscious textures. Beautiful. Andersonesque.

  82. Rowdy and Chic...

    August 12, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    A man wearing pants this color… everything he says to you, you must listen to with undivided attention. I love it!

  83. Dan in Richmond

    August 12, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    Welcome back, Luca! Great as always.

  84. victoriadiazs

    August 12, 2009 at 1:51 pm

  85. Kristina

    August 12, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Ditto to what Scott W said. I've been looking for the sartorial interpretation of Yves Klein's famous blue. Does anybody make these pants in a women's 28, or any women's clothing in this color for that matter?

  86. eHaberdasher.com

    August 12, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Wow – ballsy pants. Love the softness of the jacket – it looks as comfortable as a favorite pair of flannel pj's (but so much better!)


  87. Laguna Beach Trad

    August 12, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Great photo Sart. Those trousers and tassel loafers look smashing together. The electric blue colour of the pants, in particular, makes me dream electric dreams. The chap's haircut isn't bad either. Beautiful.

  88. tofuscloset

    August 12, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    the pants are electric!!

  89. Anna Tsurkan

    August 13, 2009 at 2:04 am

    its all about the tie and shirt+ collar combination to me!

  90. Anonymous

    August 13, 2009 at 2:19 am

    A case of the pants wearing the man. And a too long tie running down his lap trying to escape the whole mis-managed wardrobe scenario.

  91. Anonymous

    August 13, 2009 at 4:45 am

    how did the chair/shoe thing happen?

  92. Teena Marcus

    August 13, 2009 at 5:33 am

    I'm not too impressed, but his tan is redeeming, providing welcome contrast to his jacket, pants and tie.. he looks comfortable, and that's endearing.

  93. Verdiales

    August 13, 2009 at 10:31 am

    Glorious pants and utterly intriguing color combination.

    Suede loafers without socks somehow look cool, temperature-wise, in a way hard leather loafers do not. Do they breathe better? They also look vastly more comfortable.

  94. Anonymous

    August 13, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    This is a nice palette. And it works really well with his coloring.

  95. Anonymous

    August 13, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    This color scheme works well because of Mr. Rubinacci's deep blue eye color which is hard to tell from this picture. People forget or never even consider that their eye/hair color works well to bring out colors not necessarily associated with general color palettes…

    So those of you rueing about your red hair, get over it and be expressive!

  96. Joanne

    August 13, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Those blue pants and loafers are amazing!! :)

  97. Tim McFarlane

    August 13, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Man, I love this outfit! The blue trousers really pops just right. Great textures, also.

  98. clurr

    August 13, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    A long time reader – I've never commented before – but. those. pants. !

  99. Dr.Kraft

    August 14, 2009 at 12:31 am

    beautiful colour of the pants !!
    i want it ; ))

  100. guerillalovenest

    August 14, 2009 at 2:20 am

    blue pants: bingo.

  101. Ashleigh

    August 15, 2009 at 10:43 am

    pants = amazing

  102. Anonymous

    August 16, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    brilliant. not many people could pull this bright color off and he does it! love it.

  103. Erin

    August 17, 2009 at 11:20 am

    he is one of my favorites.

  104. Emma Louise Layla

    August 18, 2009 at 5:30 am

    Oh wow, I love cobalt but this, in particular, is impossibly bright. Amazing.

  105. James Plater

    August 18, 2009 at 7:13 am

    Very daring and the blue really is electrifying. But for me, that's all I can see of the outfit and it has no balance. I'd prefer to make a statement with a tie or socks, something that doesn't detract from the whole ensemble. Clearly in the minority on this one though!

  106. Caroline

    August 18, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    *gasp* blue pants are rocking my world right now – so much so that i composed a soliloquy about them not long ago…hope you get a chance to read it!


  107. KikiHiller

    August 19, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    just lovely! italian men can get away with almost every look!

  108. Anonymous

    August 20, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    One of your best.

  109. Fashion4Life

    August 20, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    whew! those are some briches!!


  110. Anonymous

    August 22, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    The slip ons are in fact from Rubinacci – yes they are almost exactly the same as the Belgian shoes out of NYC but these come in suede and the lighter colours all have contrast piping. Have a pair from Rubinacci in Mount Street that are grey with deep burgundy contrast. Very smart man this Mr R.

  111. Anonymous

    August 23, 2009 at 2:35 am

    Hate the outfit, despite all the glowing comments.

    The blue pants take over the entire persona, dividing the man entirely in half…I like a jolt of color, but this is ridiculous.

    I am outnumbered in my opinion, but wonder if it is not the man's reputation for dress or your photography that is bringing in the high marks.

  112. Maven

    August 23, 2009 at 8:27 am

    Confidence is very sexy…don't you think?

  113. Zevaa

    August 26, 2009 at 4:28 am

    Can't believe what I see, I'm really impressed.

  114. Anonymous

    September 7, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Indeed Italians have the best style…. look at the allure. I am not Italian.

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