Monday, February 7, 2011

On the Street….Slim Lumberjack, Pitti Uomo

This whole “Urban Lumberjack/Heritage” trend can get a bit bulky and unflattering, don’t you think?

With all the layers of flannels and thermals and buffalo plaids even a skinny guy can look overstuffed – or overfed.

Leave it to an Italian, such as the gentleman above, to find a way to slim down the look and make it a flattering one. The trick is the slim cut KNIT(!) peacoat. A popped collar doesn’t hurt, either.


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  1. Inside my head and wardrobe

    February 7, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    he looks really well , your right though all the layers can be unflattering

  2. greg

    February 7, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    haha, yeah he's looking slick….

  3. BRAD

    February 7, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    ♥ the Pea-Coat ! Still unsure about those boxy lumberjack-type boots, though….

    Great eye, Sart!! ☆

    - Brad/

  4. TheMen'sSide

    February 7, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    So nice;)
    Like it ;)

  5. Anonymous

    February 7, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Love this style!!!Ciao huge fan from A'dam!!!


    February 7, 2011 at 4:42 pm

  7. A

    February 7, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Love it!


    February 7, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    I find it's fascinating, how despite the globalised world we live in, so many countries have their own distinctive ways of dressing.
    And I love seeing all the Pitti Uomo photos, just because it's a proper focus on men's clothes (albeit exclusively Italian-style), which isn't always the case.

  9. Kholá

    February 7, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Very true about slimming the look down.

  10. Kyle

    February 7, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Great look! I definitely like the peacoat. I always had trouble embracing the "lumberjack" style simply because I, like the guy in the photo, am most definitely not built like a lumberjack.

  11. Fashion Monstre

    February 7, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    i totally agree with the layering- but this man can totally rock any style

  12. chic4's spyglass

    February 7, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    got your book today after "checking" your girlfriend wardrobe in new Elle, and i think i'm under the street fashion spell ;)

  13. jimjims

    February 7, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    ya, this guy knows whats going on.

    the hipster trend can get a bit overdone… yes.

    but if you can pull it off and not look like a total tool, then more power to ya!

    great little insight!

  14. Anonymous

    February 7, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    Oh, I love it! It's elegant yet umberjacky, I think it's the perfect combination. Looks great on him. Well done!

  15. Nico

    February 7, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    As always, a fab photo. I'm prompted to comment simply because I first read the title as "Slumberjack." Which sounds like a great new blanket with sleeves.

  16. Tristan

    February 7, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    What boots are those? Anyone know?

  17. Kate

    February 7, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Great trousers- love the way they don't fit but look right.

  18. gbf...

    February 7, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    oh yes great! he is very smart & damn cute too.

  19. caribbelle

    February 7, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    you can still have function without bulk.

  20. Olivia Huntingford

    February 7, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Those Massimo Dutti boots are really popular, the man two photos down is wearing them too!

    Great Photo!

  21. My Heart Blogged

    February 7, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    It looks like his slim cut jacket, and pants really make it work. I like the rugged look, and for some people a lot of layers works.
    My Heart Blogged

  22. Natalie Gonzalez

    February 7, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    I love his jeans!!

    SEXY and has STYLE… I'm in love.

  23. Anonymous

    February 7, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    those look like redwing moc toe boots. i'd stay away from them just for the sake of their white soles. i know it's all the rage/trend, but after one wearing they forever look dirty and gray. if you're gonna go with redwing boots, go for their black/leather soles.

  24. my.amalgam

    February 7, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    this doesnt look very layered to me…
    but i do like his boots and jeans

  25. Davidikus

    February 7, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    There is quite a number of coats / overcoats which I would love to see in similar slim versions. Moncler has some slim "doudounes" (even an oxymoron). In the past few years, we have witnessed a few slimmer anoraks (including one from Balmain), or Varsity jackets which don't taper at the bottom and therefore have a slimmer look (including one from… Balmain); perfectos*/asymetrical biker jackets that are slimmer (including some from Balenciaga, the great yet underrated Barnabé Hardy and… Balmain).

    I am very glad. I can only condone that trend. I have spent years buying coats or overcoats and taken them to the tailor immediately to get the waist taken in, so that I would get that X or even Y shape I love… Now, there is quite a lot of clothing which shape I do like.

    * ask Garance if you cannot see what I mean by perfecto!

  26. Anonymous

    February 7, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    I want to know what the bots are too! that style is a perfect fit up here in the NW.

  27. ringtales

    February 7, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    i love this coat. My husband is one of those men that likes his shirts loose, his pants loose, and his coats bulky, but he's slim and i am convinced he'd look great in something like this. Does anyone have a suggestion where i could find something like this online? we live in Montréal.

    • Daniel

      March 12, 2013 at 11:10 am

      Try Yoox. They have good selection.
      Offline in Montreal, try Simons or Zara for budget friendly versions. I find Club Monaco also has nice fitting basics. If budget is not an issue, then most designer stores, especially European ones should work.

  28. Hana Carlton

    February 7, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    that is easy to look slim if you start as tiny guy :)

  29. ~Gursimran (Mattu) Sandhu Sibia~

    February 7, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    leave any garment to an Italian to rock! :)

  30. BASIIK

    February 7, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Love that his look isn't super layered and bulky, like you said.

  31. Ultra Violette

    February 7, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    love his shoes!

  32. Yevgeniya Yelkina

    February 7, 2011 at 7:55 pm

  33. Britney

    February 7, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Hello handsome!

  34. Amy

    February 7, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    I love the mix of urban (the distressed jeans without being overly distressed) and the great outdoors (those shoes!). this guy looks effortlessly cool.

  35. Trés Awesome

    February 7, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Another beautiful shot. His expression speaks volumes, even if his outfit does not.

    Trés Awesome
    Chicago Street Style

  36. h²

    February 7, 2011 at 9:11 pm

  37. Sou Pedro,

    February 7, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    So handsome in his minimal looking! I love it and I'm total addicted to it!

  38. Anonymous

    February 7, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    What a treat to see such a stylish man….thanks for another perfect moment captured…this blog is a little visual vacation everyday.

  39. Kathleen

    February 7, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    I'm not feeling too much "lumber jack" going on here at all except for the boots, and being an old combat boot wearing 80's girl, I've got to love his boots. He is clean and crisp and definitely owns his look. Love the low slung jeans which I normally don't go for. He's a cutie this is for sure!

  40. Fashion Nerd

    February 7, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    I lov street style.

  41. Anonymous

    February 7, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    He looks really nice, but I'm not getting "lumberjack" from his clothes at all, save for maybe the boots.


    February 7, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    he works it. and he's pretty easy on the eyes ;)



    February 7, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    he works it. and he's pretty easy on the eyes ;)


  44. Roma

    February 7, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    …and oh dont forget…a doze of confidence :)

  45. HMS

    February 7, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    He needs to pull his pants up. Great boots, great top. But pull the pants up, makes him look like a kid. It looks like he does not have a butt.

    This styles has been seen in the north-west coast (basically a uniform) for at least the past 5 years. Maybe more.

    Technical jackets like this can be found at many Outdoors type stores.

    Honestly, this guy thought maybe five seconds about putting this outfit together. It works, sure. (despite the baggy-butt pants) but is it sartorial?

  46. Anonymous

    February 7, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    mmmmmm, dee-licious!

  47. Oscar

    February 8, 2011 at 12:06 am

    This is definitely one of my fave looks I've seen on here.

  48. Tali

    February 8, 2011 at 12:49 am

    His smile adds a lot to his outfit I think))

  49. Kristian

    February 8, 2011 at 1:35 am

    Looks like green Red Wing moc toe boots to me. Well worn too. I am wearing the very same boots today.

  50. Mens Leather Jackets

    February 8, 2011 at 2:18 am

    Really this Italian style jacket, such as the gentleman above, to find a way to slim down the look and make it a flattering one. very gr8 jacket. I like this jacket style.

  51. Click on Styles

    February 8, 2011 at 2:45 am

    love it!!! <3 great style!!

  52. Lady OGA

    February 8, 2011 at 2:59 am

    He looks great,color and size.

  53. elymiller

    February 8, 2011 at 3:00 am

    ma io ti conosco! :)

  54. Footrwear

    February 8, 2011 at 3:13 am

    good work keep it up thanks for sharing it

  55. jade

    February 8, 2011 at 3:28 am

    the look is so natural and effortless

  56. Joanna Paulsen

    February 8, 2011 at 6:01 am

  57. zeste de citron

    February 8, 2011 at 6:04 am

    he looks very cool :)

  58. Kristel Louisa

    February 8, 2011 at 6:06 am

    I like his worn-out jeans! And I like the way he mixed it with the peacoat. Are they really Massimo boots? They are awesome. I like the way he popped the collar!

  59. marta

    February 8, 2011 at 6:20 am

  60. V.V.

    February 8, 2011 at 6:28 am

    such an effortless cool look!!


  61. ERTLandCOHN

    February 8, 2011 at 6:47 am

    Love his style too…

    ERTL and COHN

  62. Anne Kjær Riechert

    February 8, 2011 at 7:01 am

    The sweet spot between casual, natural and stylish. Charming!

  63. Anonymous

    February 8, 2011 at 7:03 am

    cool guy!!!
    I know him!
    is in the Squarzi Showroom staff!

  64. Yukino

    February 8, 2011 at 7:16 am

    So cool!
    love his coordination!!

  65. comme fraiche

    February 8, 2011 at 7:28 am

    You can't wear too many layers with a trim-cut pea coat, that's the beauty of it.

  66. dimitri

    February 8, 2011 at 7:31 am

    I love this coat. His style is perfect.
    It's a nice street style.

  67. 82Brute

    February 8, 2011 at 7:52 am

    I'm curious about his multi-directional hair. It almost looks like he has a fur head band across the top of his brow. I like this whole urban lumberjack look and the slimmer is definitely a better way of doing it. Even though it's a knit, the collar really has some nice body to it to stand up like that.

  68. SOFIA

    February 8, 2011 at 7:59 am

    cute sweater!))

  69. Siblings

    February 8, 2011 at 8:13 am

    i love this!!!!!!

  70. Ms Wanda

    February 8, 2011 at 8:15 am

    I need to get my husband to subscribe to this blog – he could really learn a thing or too ;0)

  71. E...

    February 8, 2011 at 8:18 am

  72. Elizabeth Benfield

    February 8, 2011 at 8:23 am

    oh so handsome!!!

  73. Laura Beth

    February 8, 2011 at 8:27 am

    The streamlined look does wonders!

  74. laurakly

    February 8, 2011 at 8:39 am

    Love the jeans!

  75. Maryanne

    February 8, 2011 at 8:53 am

    love the wash on those jeans.
    2 trends emerged all winter:
    inky navy & cuff/ankle detai.

  76. Bronwyn

    February 8, 2011 at 9:07 am

    He looks excellent!
    That said, he doesn't look very "urban lumberjack" to me… until you see his boots.
    Also, I agree with "HMS" who mentioned that he really needs better-fitting trousers, no?
    However, in response to "HMS," isn't sartorial style something that you can wear every day? He's well-dressed and casual. Just sayin'


    February 8, 2011 at 10:08 am

    everything but his face says lumberjack, jaja i love that.

  78. The Lady Philosopher

    February 8, 2011 at 11:14 am

    totally agree–dont like bulky.
    BUT is he cold?

  79. anthony

    February 8, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    It's lovely although I'd like it a little longer. Only one question: is it warm?

  80. quinn the eskimo

    February 8, 2011 at 12:38 pm


  81. Anonymous

    February 8, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    There is nothing "Lumberjack" about his outfit. I don't understand that reading. His worker boots don't communicate that either—and there is nothing trendy about them at all. In fact, they are probably the antithesis of trendy. He just looks like a normal guy—stylish, but not a fashion minion who is trying too hard to look chic. He's also not slimming down the look—he's slim. I must admit… he does look great, though!


  82. Chris Forrette

    February 8, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Those shoes are awesome — do you happen to know how one might find them?

  83. alessandrelli

    February 8, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    great!!!squarzi group colpisce ancora…

  84. Anonymous

    February 8, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Chris @ 1:25: So many companies make that style of boot that it's hard to determine the exact make. They look like Red Wing boots to me, but they usually don't have silver eyelets for the shoelaces. They could be an older model, though. They're probably an overpriced Italian knock-off of traditional work boots.

  85. Bonnie

    February 8, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    He looks fantastic.
    A lovely piece of eye candy AND a gorgeous outfit.
    He's perfect. <3
    He should come to the U.S. and show these men bums how to dress.
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  86. Son of Capitalism

    February 8, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    One of the best casual looks that i've recently seen on the blog. Good inspiration.

  87. Anonymous

    February 8, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Great shot Scott! Outift is perfect, as is he;). I believe he works with Alessandro Squarzi.

  88. Anonymous

    February 8, 2011 at 4:27 pm


  89. anna heejin

    February 8, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    hubba hubba

  90. Kristen

    February 8, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    He looks great (albeit a little cold)! The more I see the slimmed-down Italian look, the more I like it. He's a really attractive guy, too. Nice eyes, nice smile. :)

  91. Miz.November

    February 8, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    I swear. I can't get past this pic. As a female, this is the kind of look that you always wish your man would wear. I love it. Approachable and sexy.

  92. Ms B

    February 9, 2011 at 1:16 am

    Obviously an Italian, how effortlessly stylish.


  93. Ezra Light

    February 9, 2011 at 1:36 am

    I want those boooooooots! Where can I find them?

  94. laclau

    February 9, 2011 at 6:34 am

    I can't believe it!! I also know him! impeccable as always ….

  95. Adjyg

    February 9, 2011 at 7:17 am

    He's gorgeous. Nice simple look, chic popped collar. I like.

  96. Katha

    February 9, 2011 at 7:51 am

    how cute! sono innamorata :)

  97. Copper Etiquette

    February 9, 2011 at 10:17 am

    He's hot

  98. Anonymous

    February 9, 2011 at 10:39 am

    maybe its because im from the west coast where everyone dresses like this, but this guy doesn't look like he's rocking the lumberjack at all. skinny jeans? a blue sweater? Those boots are no lumberjack boots, those are carpenter soles, lumberjacks have treads. those look like eastcoast Alden's. looks more like a carpenter if anything.

  99. reigs

    February 9, 2011 at 11:03 am

    If you're thinking of buying this kind of boot go for Redwing or Thorogood moc toe as the shape is better and they age really well.

    Btw this workwear look has been popular in London/Brighton for over a decade now since we could get the brands (Carharrt/Dickies/Redwing etc) here in the UK (although it's way cheaper and way more fun to come and get them from NY) I like the way that english brands like Barbour are so poular in NY too – it's all a great big fashion melting pot!

  100. Anonymous

    February 9, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Hot stuff—but the boots look too squeaky clean.

  101. Anonymous

    February 9, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    does anyone know who makes the jeans??

  102. Andrew

    February 9, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    Very nice…what kind of boots are those??

  103. Anonymous

    February 9, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    It also doesn't hurt to be that hot.

  104. Anonymous

    February 10, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    good-looking guy, great pose and photo, and i love the boots. when someone dresses this well casually, chances are they always look good no matter what.

  105. Anonymous

    February 10, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    I live in the countryside of Germany so I have every right to look lumberjack-esque. LOL! I love the piled on felts and wools…Its F-ing cold here and I feel nostalgic(chestnut roasting on an open fire, Baby!)! Me hearts it big time… SERVUS! von Bayern

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  107. Liz S

    February 11, 2011 at 8:23 am

    I don't know if I'm seeing things but his pea coat looks like a good quality polar fleece on my monitor, although can't tell if it's pullover or zip up. If this is so, this style of dress is very common here on the rural and semi rural outskirts of Sydney and has been for years (decades) really.

    To be more stylish and stay more true to rural, a woollen jacket /pea coat would work best.

    Deep navy on deep blue denim with earth brown quality leather can never look bad IMHO! A white shirt for the ladies and a cotton check country shirt for the guys underneath is then perfect on the eyes for warmer days.

    This guy has a very cute smile!

  108. stells and co.

    February 11, 2011 at 9:04 am

    He's so cute! Love his look!

  109. Anonymous

    February 12, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    I think his pants are sagging too low

  110. Essex Man in NY

    February 13, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    peacoat, jeans, and redwings… how original :)

  111. VintageRoseGirl95

    February 17, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Why can't all guys look like this?!?

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