Monday, February 9, 2009

On the Street….Mr. Valentino Ricci, Florence


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  1. john benjamin pritchett

    February 9, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Ok, I think short pants are growing on me. I wasn’t too sure but I like this look. Actually much better than the baggy, too long pant look. Hmmmm, wonder if i can shrink a pair of mine to see…

  2. Anonymous

    February 9, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    His trousers are perfectly fine.

    Fellow Americans: leave your laundry at home, not around your ankles!

  3. Anonymous

    February 9, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    This is the kind of man whose name should always be preceded with a Mr. But, even though he seems classical, he hits you with those pants, which are a wonderful twist. I love them. The shorter length, regardless of whether its in or out, just looks sooo good.


  4. tofuscloset

    February 10, 2009 at 12:56 am

    love a man in a suit =)

  5. Anonymous

    February 10, 2009 at 2:41 am


  6. J.A.F.

    February 10, 2009 at 7:11 am

    I wish I could get my hair to do that!

  7. nyc/caribbean ragazza

    February 10, 2009 at 8:07 am

    Che bello!

    What a sense of style.

  8. Anonymous

    February 10, 2009 at 8:21 am

    Mmmmm, thanks Sart (yes, sometimes you specialize in pin-ups)! I love the hair– long, but beautifully cut, in great condition. Nothing shaggy about him. And windowpane checks! my fave. Great personal style all around.

  9. Dominica

    February 10, 2009 at 9:17 am

    Totally agree with Premton : if you have the right shape for it …. abuse it ! :-)

  10. Sray

    February 10, 2009 at 9:18 am

    I love his shiny shoes that go so perfectly well with his brown pants. But…how about a new haircut? ;)

  11. Anonymous

    February 10, 2009 at 9:55 am

    love everything about the two photo’s,, so well put together, and that hair!!! great combo of color and pattern, more men should take risk’s like this,,

  12. Anonymous

    February 10, 2009 at 11:34 am

    The most important aspect of the trouser is not that there is no break or that the cuff is 2″ it is the taper of the leg combined with the other elements. If you notice the Italian man who wears no break is also comfortable wearing a trouser with a taper most American men would shy away from because it is a big difference from the boring straight leg trouser. If you were to pair the big cuff with no break on a straight leg trouser it does not look the same as with the slimmer fit tapered trouser.

  13. Un Monito

    February 10, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    I particularly love the mix of a soft shoulder with a “roped” inserted arm-sleeve. Very purposeful and wickedly elegant.

    By the way, shorter trousers for these gentleman would never enter their mind as being “stylish” – this is how their father / grandfather etc. dressed. It just is.

  14. drollgirl

    February 10, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    H.A.W.T., but his pants might be a tad short.

  15. Shaynuh

    February 10, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    Both photos of Mr. Ricci are flawless! It seems like he pays a lot of attention to details. Both looks have such a throrough and finished look (did I repeat the same thing twice?). :)

  16. Anonymous

    February 10, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    Some of you speak of the “italian cuff.” The reason it is a bit “thicker” these days is due to the fact that the pants are worn shorter. In a few years when the pants need lengthening and the flood style is gone one will be able to drop them again and wear them. Function.

  17. Anonymous

    February 11, 2009 at 12:51 am

    The very masculine cut of his clothing contrasted with the softer line of his haircut, again contrasted with his angled sideburns make for a gorgeous package. Love the windowpane jacket/trousers with the striped shirt.

  18. Sara Lua

    February 11, 2009 at 1:39 am

    Adoro Signore Ricci!

    Everyone, the shorter pant cuff is a European fashion. I was dressed like that as a child and made fun of in US schools.

  19. pixie

    February 11, 2009 at 6:42 am

    i often complain about the fashion here, that it leaves me cold. This is wonderful.

  20. Styloholic!

    February 11, 2009 at 9:22 am

    this is a great pic! he’s got a great style!
    loved the pants!

  21. Anonymous

    February 11, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    While shorter pants can look funny, longer pants are never smart, not even close.

    It is getting the right in between length that constitutes the balancing act of male elegance.

    And yet, those who fail on the short side are still smart. Those who fail on the other end, well… well earned their patronage of the Gap.


  22. HEK

    February 11, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Handsome! Gotta love a gentleman.

  23. Marissa

    February 11, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    he could totally be alan rickman as severus snape. only without greasy hair and better dressed.

  24. lucy

    February 12, 2009 at 4:22 am


  25. Chic by Style

    February 12, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Why don’t men in Australia dress like this?

  26. Jenny

    February 13, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    profile looks like Benicio Del Torro – am I right?!

  27. The Essential Accessory

    February 15, 2009 at 8:08 am

    you know i saw it on the catwalk but I wasn’t sure, but it’s gonna work isn’t it? if he looks good (and he does) the leg length will rise – didn’t this happen during the WW2.. rationing of material led to raised trouser length… neuvo sobriety… does that mean we’ll start to paint patterns on our legs instead of tights? –

  28. Jazzbuff630

    February 17, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    I’d like to dress like this. Dandified, yet understated.

  29. david

    February 9, 2012 at 4:53 am

    Great suit in photo 1, beautiful fit. However look at this man’s skin he is smoking his way to ill health. Such a shame!

  30. For Retro Gents

    May 14, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Mr. Valentino Ricci has classic, tailored style. He is such a Retro Gentlemen in a clean and refined way.

    Checkout some of our Retro Gents … some are refined and others rustic … either way … they rock classic style in their own way.

  31. crazyme

    June 17, 2012 at 4:41 am

    I think he looks absolutely perfect, more pictures of him please!!

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