Friday, March 5, 2010

On the Street…..Pitti Standout, Florence


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  1. thomas

    March 5, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    now this is epilepsy-seizure giving….obviously but elegant (very). of course epilepsy can be elegant sometimes

  2. The Habitationist

    March 5, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    I love how his look feels so familiar but with his own unique approach: Jacket, pocket square, red watch…I wished I could see his shoes & socks! Thanks Scott.

  3. Jacqueline

    March 5, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Wow, I love that blazer! Such a great print. xo

  4. Roxy Te Owens

    March 5, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    I love his confidence. And the fact that he not only has a blackberry but a good old fashion pen and paper organizer- or little black book? ;)

    • Simone Fraser

      October 19, 2013 at 9:38 am

      I think it’s a Moleskine. What else would an aesthete carry?!

  5. The Sluice Box

    March 5, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    A traffic-stopping pattern. I like the juxtaposition of the denim and the foppish print.


  6. Anonymous

    March 5, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    I can't believe he pulls this off. With a western shirt? Imagining it on about 30 men I know… nope. Wouldn't work on them. Or me. (a woman)

    Love it on him.

  7. Lisa

    March 5, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Original. Actually, he looks like someone i'd like to know.

  8. fashion muffin

    March 5, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    hot guy…i like men who have style…..XD i love exspecially the jacket…

  9. Jessica

    March 5, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Beautiful composition with the outlandish pattern and cobblestone ledge.

  10. Anonymous

    March 5, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Love the picture: the continuity between the print of the blazer and the Âżbench? or whatever it is.

  11. A.

    March 5, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    I love how the pattern sort of blends with the stone pattern of the bench. Love it! The pattern is amazing, but it's so difficult to pull off without looking, well, bad, pretty much.

  12. kathrynnova

    March 5, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    that coat is FANTASTIC!!!! i love the red watch band and the purple handkerchief with it.

    little details that add up.

  13. Bea - Mi red carpet

    March 5, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Wow, he's just camouflaged with the wall he's sitting on! :D


    March 5, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Wow love the print and that little touch of colour just sets it off perfectly.

  15. C

    March 5, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Not sure about the shirt…but LOVE THAT JACKET. The pocket square takes it to a whole new level. Nice watch band too.

  16. katieLove1

    March 5, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    this photo here is gorgeous. the jackets print is amazing and love the simularity between that of the jacket and the rock bench/wall he is sitting on. great photo.

  17. laichungleung

    March 5, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    He only wears that jacket because he knows he's going to be photographed sitting on that pebbled bench which somehow echoes the pattern on his jacket.

  18. davidsl

    March 5, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    wow. that takes a certain confidence. he does pull it off. love the pocket square. but love more how the stone pattern of the wall he's sitting on mimics the pattern of the jacket!

  19. Nickname unavailable

    March 5, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    wow, he's beautiful. only thing i really noticed was his face & the notebook in his hand… i'm in love!

  20. Allen - East Hampton

    March 5, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Your pick-up of the pattern on pattern here is just brilliant, Sart. And – oh yes – he looks pretty spiffy too.

  21. Anonymous

    March 5, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    i am wondering how the absolutely inappropriate comment referring to epilepsy could get approval? Epilepsy is a neurological disorder and neither funny nor fashionable.

  22. Lisa Petrarca

    March 5, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    He screams euro confidence wearing this blazer.

    Stop by & see the incredible phone call my dad (fighting 4th stage inoperable lung cancer) received yesterday.

    Have a great weekend

  23. Diane

    March 5, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Amazing style, really nice for his age. I love the purple handkerchief!


  24. Anonymous

    March 5, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    WOAOAH I love all of it <3
    It's amazing how Italian men (assuming that he is – correct me if i'm wrong) dare to wear colors. In the Netherlands.. and also in other West-European countries I have the feeling that people are scared to play with colors.

  25. Lemon for breakfast

    March 5, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    So atractive! :)
    He looks really really interesting!

  26. wallace

    March 5, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    cool jacket!

  27. wallace

    March 5, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    cool jacket!

  28. Anonymous

    March 5, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Never in a million years would I have worn that jacket with that shirt, but now I can't imagine it any other way. I mean what else would work? A regular dress shirt? Nah. Suggestions?

  29. Louis

    March 5, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    scelta azzeccata! bellissima la giacca!

  30. Sophisticated Misfit

    March 5, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Great stuff. It would be very difficult to make a patterned jacket like that work well with other pieces but he does it very well.

    Good to see an old school gentleman still clutching a Moleskine.

    Well done, sir.


  31. Erik Hoff

    March 5, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    I've never seen a blazer with that strong a graphic print on it. I'm not sure I would approach it if I saw it in a store, but I'm glad he did.

  32. Anna

    March 5, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    ONLY an Italian could pull this off! the bright purple handkerchief is a nice touch.

  33. ourbittle

    March 5, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    The combination of jean top with that strangely wonderful printed jacket is so eye-catching and unique. Bizarre. Great find!

  34. Emmanuelle

    March 5, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Geez, what a face!

    Oh well, I guess this is the point of this whole blog after all: introduce us to some beautiful people… Are they all as beautiful inside and out as we'd like to think? Certainly not. That's why I like it best when you shoot unknown people: no prejudices. And the commenters are always willing to make the person a 'lady' or a 'gentleman' without knowing a thing about them. Remember when you posted that Kanye shoot? Well I don't really know who he is and what he does, and your shot invited me in, so you can imagine how surprised I was when I read all the aggressive comments!
    I've found what you are, Sart (or at least one of your facets): a George Bailey. Only you got to travel, and your Mary's called Garance!

    By the way, I think I wouldn't look twice at this outfit in real life, but your picture of it makes it interesting. This is what I call art. I might be no judge, but eh… who cares?

  35. Hannele

    March 5, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Beautiful coincidence between the stones and jacket! I'm not too fond of the hair style but the outfit is genius and very chic.

  36. Anonymous

    March 5, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    I would wear this jacket with nice black dress trousers, white fitted dress shirt with plain silver cufflinks, my Omega, and a black tie.

    Does anybody know if this Jacket is for sale anywhere?

  37. Emom

    March 5, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    gracious! that's handsome….smiles.

  38. Allison Johnson

    March 5, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Fantastic! Did you find him on that bench? It's perfect with the jacket.

  39. SabinePsynopsis

    March 5, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Black denim, blue denim and THIS blazer – certainly not for the fashion faint hearted!

  40. Anonymous

    March 5, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    what an amazing blazer! love the lil purple hankie sticking out, also cool that hes paired it with a denim shirt.
    his jacket kinda matches what hes sittin on haha

  41. Renaissance Austin

    March 5, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Ahhhhh!! I just want to scream!! Okay I am screaming! This guys is the business! I am speechless, he's got me going… All the way. I am LOVING this blazer, the texture, the red watch and the denim shirt underneath. Breathtaking.


  42. UnAlbanese

    March 5, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    What italians do best,overdress and look trashy,like they just stepped out of a store that sells D&G knock offs!

  43. The Style Revolution

    March 5, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Very chic and good looking too… Double threat guy :)

  44. Mr Sartorial

    March 5, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Cool and very personal…i like it.

    Take a look at my fashion blogg if you have a few secs

  45. Alexej

    March 5, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    I do not really like his clothes,but the details are nice. The red leather on the watch and the red bookmark in his moleskine.Thats nice.

  46. Jeannine 520

    March 5, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    So "that's" who stole grandma's wallpaper!

  47. marcos

    March 5, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    I like how the bench becomes an extention of the jacket

  48. Anonymous

    March 5, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    tne jacket with stone aggregate congratulations can see him in kathmandu with the same aplomb as ageless as the man with the glen plaid pants

  49. Anonymous

    March 5, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! loove the colours, jacket, and how the pattern looks with the rocky thing his sitting at.
    the mood of this photo is so dreamy. can't wait for spring to come!

  50. alixium

    March 5, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    not sure about the denim shirt… but love the blazer.

  51. princess glee

    March 5, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Yums the word!

    Perfect way to wear denim on denim and great print.

  52. The Photodiarist

    March 5, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    His blazer and the stone wall on which he sits blend together such that at first glance, the blazer looks like a coat on which is sitting. I like the way you pay attention to background details.

  53. xris

    March 5, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Von Trapp family jacket: "You did what with the curtains?!"

    Camo style with the stone seat.

    Dig the shirt.

  54. thierry

    March 5, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    I am not a big fan but I am grateful for a men's shot in a decisively changing blog….

  55. Anonymous

    March 5, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    Well done Mikey, you're on!!! Love the comments ;-) Well done! Luv, kim

  56. Reynolds Still

    March 5, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    Sartorialist, perfect combination of subtle yet loud. Liked the pairing of the strong lines in the jacket as well as the stone bench. Very handsome picture!

    Best regards,
    Reynolds Still

  57. Angela

    March 5, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    I love the purple pocket square. I also like that you call him a standout, as he definitely is, while his jacket almost blends in with the stone wall. He is beautiful.

  58. battlingthedinosaurs

    March 5, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    whoa, i'm digging the blazer

  59. Anonymous

    March 5, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    the jacket is nice but not with this outfit. the purple pocket square, red watch, two blue denims…too much going on and too close to twee and not close enough to be off and therefore right. maybe a green pocket square and different colored shirt.


  60. Anonymous

    March 5, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    i love tha pattern of the blazer with the stones of the seat! its perfect

  61. ryan

    March 5, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    While black jeans paired with a blue denim shirt would spell death to most outfits the young man makes it fully formal with that jacket. I can imagine other men reserving such a jacket as a humorous addition to a black tie outfit, but this man rocks the black and white without such ploy or reserve. The casual addition of the florescent pocket square and the red wristwatch seal it.

  62. Anonymous

    March 5, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    I want to believe he chose the jacket AND the wall on purpose.

  63. ME

    March 5, 2010 at 9:55 pm


  64. edinamonsoon

    March 5, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Love the mixed denims (who can ever pull that off with success?), red watch and drop of puple in his handkerchief. Cute guy, too. A great and uplifting photograph.

  65. Lisa

    March 5, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    Great artistry in the upholstery fabric jacket and the pebble bench, love the composition. The not so subtle details pop and so does this young man.

  66. aLvin.

    March 5, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    ooOOoo, nice combination with the demin and the patterns and the purple and the arm accesories.

  67. brightlightsbigcity

    March 5, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    he's so brave to wear that jacket-i'd love a womens version!

  68. Celia

    March 5, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    This guy is so amazing he gives me the chills! I can't even explain why! It's outfits like these that excite me the most.

  69. The Calvin Show

    March 6, 2010 at 12:07 am

    First things first: stunning man. On top of that, the jacket is visually crazy but somehow fits his cool "You don't know what I'm thinking…" type of attitude. Loves it!

  70. Anonymous

    March 6, 2010 at 12:42 am

    Love the red stitching on his denims! Red watch band, red Moleskine, too.

  71. Anonymous

    March 6, 2010 at 1:47 am

    common people, this looks terrible…..

    I think since this blog typically has such amazing photos, people tend to think they are missing something if they think someone looks bad. But in some cases, you have to admit it just looks bad.

  72. Mike

    March 6, 2010 at 1:54 am

    If you think this looks good, it's only because it's on this blog. If you saw this on the street you would think it looks horrible.

  73. Kick It Girl Seattle

    March 6, 2010 at 4:14 am

    This lovely creature's shyness oh-so-subtly captured by the camera, may or may not be a contradiction to his bold eclectic style.

  74. Anonymous

    March 6, 2010 at 4:16 am

    If I was dating him, I'd be all, "honey, can I borrow your white blazer with the swirls???" Then I'd kiss him on those sumptuous lips.

  75. Anonymous

    March 6, 2010 at 4:46 am

    I love the apparance, it should have been a lil lower, cause he was wearing purple socks. Great photo, amazing look, wonderfull person,!
    Anyway; follow mike on his own blog!


    M LOve u Lover

  76. MEO

    March 6, 2010 at 5:41 am

  77. Davidikus

    March 6, 2010 at 7:48 am

    It is a very nice look, and well photographed. I like the way the pattern of the jacket is echoed in the pattern of the 'seat'. This also works very well because of the uncluttered background.

  78. Anonymous

    March 6, 2010 at 8:57 am

    Am noticing we aren't seeing many men's footwear of late!! I want to see the whole outfit!! He's probably sockless am guessing

  79. Anonymous

    March 6, 2010 at 9:11 am

    Wonderful jacket, wonderful denims, but not together.

  80. cherylline

    March 6, 2010 at 9:16 am

    love how his jacket blends into the wall he's sat on. Great image

  81. J.Teheren

    March 6, 2010 at 9:53 am

    I love the pocket square!

  82. Kathleen

    March 6, 2010 at 10:02 am

    He is another Italian beauty. Wow, what an edgy outfit, I love what he has done. No fear here, with the mix of denims, the out of this Universe jacket and the purple silk in his breast pocket. The red leather watch band and simple leather "bracelets" on both wrists are simple, yet very sexy.

  83. bamto

    March 6, 2010 at 10:39 am

    love the jacket with the hint of colour…and his strange combination of denim!

  84. Anonymous

    March 6, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Ok, so I like the outfit…. but WOW!! I don't know if any of you guys noticed this: Look at the pattern of the jacket and then the pattern of the stone bench or whatever he is sitting on! I love itn the contrast ;)……

  85. Silvija

    March 6, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Something in his face looks like Heath Ledger.
    And he looks so self confident and cool. Thumbs up. :)

  86. emmajames

    March 6, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    I love how the jacket works with the bench/wall on which he's sitting. Brilliant attitude and ambiance.

  87. the bleumule

    March 6, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    he blends with his stone seat.
    really cool skin

  88. turushan

    March 6, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    jacket with that stones on sitting seems a compound , btw that purple selection pretty well

  89. Jocy

    March 6, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Is he an actor? I recognize him from somewhere.

  90. Kayla

    March 6, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    his look is killing me.

  91. Anonymous

    March 6, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    I also love the fact that the pattern on his jacket reflects the pattern of the stone wall he is happily perched upon.

  92. I V E S T I T I !

    March 6, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    I'm looking for a printed blazer all over, this makes me envious. Although the best bit is that purple…

  93. Fernando

    March 6, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Extravagance isn´t elegance

  94. Morgan

    March 6, 2010 at 10:30 pm


  95. Anonymous

    March 7, 2010 at 2:03 am

    Did he subconsciously choose that particular bench/low wall to sit on as a means of camouflage? Congrats for being able to see him there, LOL!

  96. Kimmy

    March 7, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    This might be my favorite

  97. Sophie

    March 7, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    The jacket looks is the star of the photo, but when you look at his face he's totally got a look that shows that he is really the boss of this outfit. I need to meet more Italian men.

  98. Anonymous

    March 8, 2010 at 5:39 am

    He does look great.. but for all you women screaming for italian men.. he's actually dutch..

  99. Anonymous

    March 8, 2010 at 11:04 am

    he looks like heath ledger!

  100. wrappedtight

    March 8, 2010 at 11:27 am

    To be honest, without that face his outfit is quite ridiculous.

  101. Anonymous

    March 8, 2010 at 11:30 am

    the fit of the jacket is what makes it for me. it is a great pattern, sure, but the fit is what allows him to carry it off with such self-asurdness…if that is even a word!


    March 8, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    Hi all!!

    First of all I would like to thank Scott for the great photo!

    The rest of my outfit: Purple socks and dark brown santoni shoes.

    Thanks for all the great comments!

    If you want more info about the [maegpai] jacket or the rest of my outfit please contact me or visit my blog!

    Ciao M.
    [email protected]

  103. elmien

    March 8, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    Love, love, love this! The WHOLE look; the face, the hair, the way the outfit was put together (and of course, the way it was photographed!)

  104. FiL

    March 9, 2010 at 10:44 am

    He looks great, I love it…



    March 9, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Oof! The geometric patterns of the coat and then of the pebble wall – sweet!

  106. Anonymous

    March 9, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    What I love about this is how it encapsulates what the italians call "spezzare". To North American men it may seem like a mess, but it's about reinterpreting the obvious so that it is not predictable and not pretentious…this is an idea rendered famous by Agnelli, but it continues to be the signature of Italians. It means reinterpreting what is perfect, making the sartorial human and not mechanical…It's harder than it looks.

  107. Anonymous

    March 17, 2010 at 5:18 am

    it would be nothing without the concrete base with white pebbles on which he is sitting…

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