Friday, February 24, 2012

On the Street……Pier Paolo Piccioli, Milan


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  1. Natasha Fatah

    February 24, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    What a beautiful suit.

  2. Antonia at Swedish Love Affair

    February 24, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    What a great style! A clutch and no socks – love it.

  3. Olena

    February 24, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    i really hope he is wearing socks underneath.. otherwise i feel very uncomfortable.. green leather is always cool..

  4. Mimi

    February 24, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    LOVE the green boxy bag and the fact that there are no socks in the shoes, sexy ;)

  5. Tinacious.Me

    February 24, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    the forest green clutch is gorgeous!
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  6. Stephanie

    February 24, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Lovely !!! He really looks great!!!


  7. Serdane

    February 24, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    I love this black look ! Fashion shadow

  8. William Makollee

    February 24, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    This bag is amazing right????!

  9. [email protected]

    February 24, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Oh so Italian! I love his dark green man-purse.

    The Styleseer

  10. Javier

    February 24, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    In winter? With a coat? No socks? NE-VER. Piccioli or whoever. That’s not elegant. From the magazine The Sartorialist never convince me these “fashions”.
    En Invierno? Con un abrigo? Sin calcetines? NUN-CA. Ya sea Piccioli o quien sea. No es elegante. Desde la web The Sartorialist no me convencerán de estas “modas”

  11. monkeyshines

    February 24, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    amazing bag!


  12. Jaygo

    February 24, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    I’m scrolling down from the top of the picture thinking- ho hum – then those feet! Witty guy.

  13. Boxer's Adventures

    February 24, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    The distinctiveness of his stance is what makes the suit.
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  14. Charlotte

    February 24, 2012 at 5:10 pm

  15. Natalie

    February 24, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    I don’t know if you can ever say this of a mans style but he looks so chic…

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  16. Name*

    February 24, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    What an adorable man bag – and those ankles – love.

  17. Laura

    February 24, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Hope I’d see through your eyes!!!
    I posted something on you The Sartorialist on my blog….thanks for being COOL!!!

  18. ETC...

    February 24, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Great look, love the details…


  19. Madara

    February 24, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Very classic and elegant but with nice touch of green (amazing bag)

  20. Heather Strang

    February 24, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    He ALMOST had me and then I got to the purse and no socks. Ruined a perfectly good look. Although maybe he is holding the purse for a lovely lady that is not featured in the photo. But still – socks. Please!

    Thanks Sartorialist – you are the best!

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    February 24, 2012 at 5:48 pm


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  22. CBC

    February 24, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    PPP photo is perfecto! until i see his bare ankle…and his slightly bent knee….reminds me of Anna’s knee

  23. IS THIS IT? models review

    February 24, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Ok, but… personally without long socks I simply feel nacked… :)

  24. Jojo

    February 24, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Is his leg broken? Because the knee is definitely in the wrong place otherwise.

  25. J

    February 24, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    This needs to be said to get the world of masculine style set right on its axis: This man, in this post, with that bag, and those bare ankles, needs to be punched in the face, and sent home to change. From the neck up, he looks like he’s packing a .45 in a shoulder holster. GREAT! Then, from the neck down, he’s all woman – a masculine woman. This man, in this photo, is a disaster.

  26. Jane Alisa

    February 24, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    What a fabulous outfit, I love his green bag.


  27. Lar

    February 24, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    I will never………….ever………….understand the aesthetic of the bare ankle in dress shoes with dress trousers.

  28. Bohemian Style

    February 24, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Love the sockless look.

  29. Dave

    February 24, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Maybe not the popular reaction, but it’s mine: grown-up adult men wear socks.

  30. ptb

    February 24, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    OK, folks, the sockless thing with a suit is over. It’s been done. It’s no longer fresh or clever — it’s ridiculous.

  31. *sP

    February 24, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    flirtin’ with the feminine. ooooohhhh!

  32. CBC

    February 24, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Jojo u r very funny lol

  33. CBC

    February 24, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    sooo funny these comment lol if he comes to ny wear socks and dump that clutch!!

  34. LIZPR

    February 24, 2012 at 9:49 pm


    Too cool for words!!!!

  35. Jeff Musa

    February 24, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Not feeling the sockless dress shoe thing. Not only does it look awkward and unfinished, it’s gotta be uncomfortable in brogues. Loafers, sure but not a proper lace up shoe. It looks unfinished to the point of absentmindedness – like walking around with an open fly!

  36. David

    February 24, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Shark…jumped. Buy some socks.

  37. Suzanne Nelson

    February 24, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    The bag is great but I’m so over no socks with dress shoes…

  38. une chatte grise

    February 25, 2012 at 12:36 am

    @ J: I find your contention that a man who doesn’t meet your idea of masculinity “needs to be punched in the face” both appalling and flat-out scary.

  39. Cristián Pavez Díaz

    February 25, 2012 at 2:05 am

    Love the way he carries a clutch. I wished I had that sort of personality.
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  40. Richard

    February 25, 2012 at 2:11 am

    No socks with sandals, yes, otherwise please make it stop. Those shoes will rub. Like many commenters here – I reckon time’s up, again. The bag is nice in itself, but … I’m too conservative. Seems overall Milan always no. 1, though.

  41. LaBella Luxe

    February 25, 2012 at 2:28 am

    I love his style! Great coat and shoes!

  42. Ana

    February 25, 2012 at 2:30 am

    The socks are missing…sorry, but I don’t like to see shoes without socks in winter, on anyone…

  43. Johnny

    February 25, 2012 at 3:21 am

    No socks???? Why?

  44. bonnie, clyde and marni

    February 25, 2012 at 3:52 am

  45. niccotina

    February 25, 2012 at 4:16 am

    As an italian woman with some experience in fashion I must desagree with this style. It’s like watching a man who dreeses like a woman who dresses like a man.
    The coat is a little big, the clutch is a little feminine. and first of all: the socks!
    Loafers in summer time with no socks are okay. But a man who doesn’t wear socks, in winter and with elegant shoes, is a “TRY-TO-HARD” fashionista.
    When you go to Pitti you can spot the italian “rappresentanti” by their try-to-hard attitude to follow fashion instead of weariing what is best for their age, or better, for their body line.

  46. Giulia

    February 25, 2012 at 4:35 am

    What a great heir of his master! Sober, mysterious, but that knows when to add a special detail like the bag..perfect.

  47. vicky

    February 25, 2012 at 4:44 am

    WOW! what a strong style!

  48. Sarah Jayne @ Goldmine Trash

    February 25, 2012 at 5:28 am


  49. macfer

    February 25, 2012 at 5:31 am

  50. Ryan

    February 25, 2012 at 5:40 am

    Top half of what he’s wearing is great,
    bottom half is not so good… maybe in the summer, but on a cold winters day
    in the city it doesn’t make sense.

  51. Mario

    February 25, 2012 at 7:03 am

    Fantastic look! Love the green bag, pants and shoes :)

  52. Kate

    February 25, 2012 at 7:59 am

    I don’t care much for wearing socks either.


  53. MonsieurMauro

    February 25, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Love his bag! Nice “touche de couleur”.


  54. cenerentola

    February 25, 2012 at 10:26 am


  55. Quigley

    February 25, 2012 at 10:36 am

    It’s not a purse! It’s European! ; )

  56. Bob

    February 25, 2012 at 11:46 am

    What we should learn from this is that a man looking as slick and well presented as this, and most never are STILL can’t pull off a murse. Stop the man-bag murse madness.


  57. Nastya Said

    February 25, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    I think I love Italians

  58. Marcel Da Chump

    February 25, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Insouciantly sockless…secure in his masculinity…sharp.

  59. Grey Fox

    February 25, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    I’m sorry, but I feel that brogues without socks is (are?) a bit pretentious. We see it a lot here and I think it’s just become self-consciously too cool.

    Grey Fox – a man searching for style in middle age

  60. Kristijonas

    February 25, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    It really appalls me how on what I would consider a forward-thinking and open-minded forum, people have such tasteless, misguided and purely hateful remarks. I come to this site, admire the pictures, watch the videos and take part in the discussions as a sort of getaway from the (mostly) overly-stereotyped, close minded and intolerant American society I am exposed to on a regular basis. So when I come on here and see the multitude of sexist, baseless and purely worthless criticisms thrown out at a person due to him carrying what is perceived by others as a “feminine” bag, or him not wearing socks, I am just ashamed and disappointed.

    You are all better than this. You are all better than the greasy T-shirt and baggy jean wearing “men” whom I was so accustomed to seeing in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for 7 years.

    Let the man what ever the hell he wants to wear! There is no need to tear him down based on something you don’t agree with. Furthermore, you should take into consideration the overall “picture” that is displayed here, not just a few discrepancies that you may notice. What makes this image work is how well this man injects these expensive fabrics and his formal attire with a bit of casual fun. What I think is so refreshing about this picture is that it drops some much needed foreshadowing of a season to come. There is just enough casual cool (no socks) and colorful playfulness (the forest green clutch bag) amidst the sobriety of the winter palette he employs to indicate that Spring is fast approaching.

    Mr. Schuman, thank you for what you do: Bringing a little bit a hope to a man disillusioned by the inadequacies of his society, one picture at a time.

  61. Dave

    February 25, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    I will never understand why there’s so much anti-man-bag prejudice? They’re practical and look great. Where else am I supposed to put all my stuff?

  62. fashionablecollections

    February 25, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Loving his bag.


  63. FashionUm

    February 25, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    What to say here? Really fashionly outfit there. Not just a regular suit – I like it!
    Show Your Outfit !

  64. Andrea

    February 25, 2012 at 4:46 pm

  65. Underemployed

    February 25, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    I know you just did a whole thing about the barefoot-in-shoes phenomena, but I still think it looks dumb. Love the shades, though.

  66. Mr Kane

    February 25, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    He looks great! love this bag!

    JK ||

  67. claudio

    February 26, 2012 at 4:18 am

    @Niccotina – totally agree, especially on the -rappresentanti italiani- that try too hard at Pitti. LOL!
    Have nothing against the no-sock look so popular today, even with lace up oxfords like these, but not in the winter! And that green bag with a full black outfit doesnt do it, he should play more with some more colour in the outfit (black suit-tie white shirt yaaawwwns me to death) and THEN add a green bag.

  68. Corina

    February 26, 2012 at 6:55 am

    That is coolness. It is rock n roll. Gentleman rock n roll. Reminds me a bit of of Bryan Ferry. But there is a crack. His posture is so fragile. He bends his back he angles his foot. If we could only see his eyes….
    (maybe he is worried about what the crowed thinks about his “no socks” day)

  69. CBC

    February 26, 2012 at 7:39 am

    I love no socks I love bags……this said….this is a funny shot…

  70. jarrell

    February 26, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    What type of coat is that?

  71. Javier

    February 26, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Kristijonas I think you are confused. We speak about fashion. Personally I don´t know Mr. Piccioli. There is not something against him but we can express our opinion about his clothes in a web about fashion.
    My opinion, a man without socks in winter is ridiculous, not him, only the way that he (don´t) wear his socks. Ok?

  72. Jen

    February 26, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Ha! Love this sockless;)


    February 26, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Love the clutch!

  74. ryanchang

    February 26, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    coat’s drape is awesome!

  75. meg

    February 26, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Does anyone have any idea what bag that is?

  76. J

    February 26, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Niccotina has it right: would look less ridiculous with socks. And, why is the jacket so long?

  77. CBC

    February 27, 2012 at 12:21 am

    these comments of this photo r sooo funny i am lol….a comedic script

  78. Steve

    February 27, 2012 at 5:42 am

  79. jas

    February 27, 2012 at 8:59 am

    sort of jealous of his clutch

  80. Nonplussed

    February 27, 2012 at 10:14 am

    He looks smart, that’s a lovely coat. but they’re right, he’d look smarter with socks. Naked ankle is just distracting, cuts the line of his leg off short and to me, always looks uncomfortable in formal clothing/shoes. Save it for the coast or the very young.

  81. Donny

    February 27, 2012 at 10:27 am

    The whole no sock thing… all I can think of is sweaty feet slipping around in the leather and blisters on the heel. Can’t go there.

  82. Patrick

    February 27, 2012 at 11:42 am

    I’m not sure why it would be OK for a woman to wear a short skirt with open-tie, backless heels, and no stockings in the winter, but not OK for a man to wear long trousers, shoes that cover his feet, and no socks in the winter. I guess we expect women to be shivering and fragile and men have to wear socks even if his feet are warm in heavy shoes.

  83. koolphoto

    February 27, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Elegant man!…Amazing bag.

  84. Mikey B.

    February 27, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    I have been having fun with funky socks for most of this winter, but seeing this picture makes want to peel them off right now!

  85. Eugenio

    February 27, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Mai senza calze!

  86. Alan Hug

    February 27, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Nice bag!

  87. Nuno

    February 28, 2012 at 8:14 am

    Impressive, but… did he forgot the socks?

  88. peter evans

    March 1, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    It’s all about no socks

    streeeeeeet styleeeeeeeee

  89. antique engagement rings

    March 1, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Love that he doesnt have socks!

  90. monica

    May 4, 2012 at 9:50 am

    to odd for socks and a lady’s bag..

    But the picture is beautiful as usual

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