Monday, June 9, 2014

On the Street…Summer Suited, Milan



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  1. me

    June 9, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    the top 3/4 look great! I do not like the short, rolled up, pegged-leg, ankle-showing pants, though. And the shoes are atrocious.

    • Tragic Trousers

      June 10, 2014 at 9:30 am

      Agree 100%. Those shoes are criminal.

    • Patrick

      June 10, 2014 at 10:35 am

      My thoughts exactly.

    • Suze

      June 10, 2014 at 2:54 pm

      I was thinking exactly the opposite – I like the trousers and the shoes combined. But there’s a disconnect with the top – and not in a cool way, I think.

      Goes to show, different eyes, different opinions :)

    • JudyMac

      June 11, 2014 at 9:58 pm

      Totally agree about the shoes. Attire was somewhat acceptable until I scrolled down to the shoes.

    • andreea

      June 16, 2014 at 4:22 am

      italian men just know how to do it! these shoes may not be the perfect example but i swear italy is full of men pulling off the sporty shoes with everything look! :)

  2. gap

    June 9, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Today in Milan 40 Celsius…so hot!!
    XOX, Gap.

  3. quigley

    June 9, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Since he’s good-looking he can get away with it…..

  4. anthony

    June 9, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    I like each item of clothing individually (warn sneakers, cuffed chinos, unstructured blazer, nit navy tie… all staples of my wardrobe). However, seeing it all together here, it just looks sloppy.

    • Ioana

      June 10, 2014 at 8:49 am

      I agree. I did not want to give him any points because the ensemble is awful, however each individual piece is stylish.

  5. Anthony

    June 9, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Crazy shoes. Look a little tatty but I might change my mind…

  6. Marzipan

    June 9, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    The upper half seems to be ok, the lower is definitely tatty.

  7. supal {chevrons & éclairs}

    June 9, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    he could use some pressing, but i do love his style! x

    • Lor

      June 10, 2014 at 1:02 am

      Ah ah, same here. But nice, though.

    • une chatte grise

      June 10, 2014 at 11:20 am

      Nooooooooo! Pressing would ruin the look–it would wipe out the cool, laid-back, summery vibe and make the look stuffy, “groomed,” and ordinary (and really off-kilter if he kept the cuffs and sneakers).
      Of course, I haven’t ironed anything in years, so I guess I’m biased. :)

      • westcoasttiger

        June 11, 2014 at 11:28 am

        +1. I agree… no pressing necessary – it would clash with the shoes and smile. It’s all in fun and his smile shows it! Really! Even his shoelaces match his tie!!!

  8. Sevan

    June 9, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    I detect a good sense of humor ! Love the attitude.

    • westcoasttiger

      June 11, 2014 at 11:36 am

      The attitude is all for those to see: “I’m in a bit of a rush to make a semi-formal gathering with some close friends.” The same amount of time spent in putting on some causal shoes was spent on his square. “Hey, I’m out the door!!!”

  9. Fabio

    June 9, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Love me some golden goose sneakers..I haven’t seen them with a suit but it looks great

  10. Fabio

    June 9, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    Never seen golden goose sneakers with a suit before

  11. Mr. Lucky

    June 9, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Those dirty white tennis shoes look inappropriate, and in poor taste.

  12. Martha Miller

    June 9, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    I fully agree with comment two!!

  13. carmen ☮

    June 9, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    I like it. I think the shoes add a touch of grunge. :] // ☼

  14. Rebecca

    June 9, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    The pose is over the top but he shows genius using navy laces to integrate those white shoes with the rest of his outfit and the lightness of the pants fabric makes the rolled up hems look exactly right. This guy has to be a menswear professional.

  15. Lola

    June 9, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    No, not even……

  16. milex

    June 9, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Special man = special choice of shoes

  17. Yvespink

    June 9, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    I really love this photo shabby with a touch of class

    • westcoasttiger

      June 11, 2014 at 11:30 am

      Yes, I agree… shabby chic!!!

  18. Alvah C.

    June 9, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    As a traditionalist, I don’t care for the sneakers.

  19. Jeremy

    June 9, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    Stylish, casual, edgy yet age-appropriate. Wish I could look like that when I grey.

  20. agustine

    June 10, 2014 at 2:11 am

    His untidy pants is interesting, is it the character of the fabric or is it a common thing in Milan?
    Never met something like this in Jakarta, at least not paired with a suit.

  21. lavinia

    June 10, 2014 at 2:43 am

    First of all I like our men (I’m a Milanese and he is nice enough but…there are two parts here “up and down” (and they don’t fit)…the upper part is ok but babe no iron home? You can’t put those pants you just cannot

  22. Perfect Mens Blazers Dot Com

    June 10, 2014 at 2:45 am

    Men & suits go hand in hand and this guy proves that. Tweed or floral print, all the same. Classy. See the top selections of suit jackets at

  23. Grey Fox

    June 10, 2014 at 3:04 am

    This shows how a man doesn’t have to be well-pressed and immaculate to be stylish. The shoes may not be a general choice, but, as has been pointed out, he’s the sort of guy who can carry off this style

    Grey Fox
    An older man in search of style

  24. Little Miss Katy

    June 10, 2014 at 4:17 am

    Wrinkled trousers, dirty sneakers and yet somehow this look TOTALLY works for him. Love the details of the matching pocket handkerchief and tie, and the studded bracelet.

    This is one cool dude! xx

    Katy | Little Miss Katy

  25. La Mode Bouclé

    June 10, 2014 at 5:08 am

    Milan: always stylish!

    Fashion videos on

  26. Pinker Please

    June 10, 2014 at 5:18 am

    Cool! Love his style! Nice pic!

  27. comme fraiche

    June 10, 2014 at 5:20 am

    Everything looked good till I saw his shoes, he could have made a better choice

  28. KatyE.

    June 10, 2014 at 5:23 am

    From head to waist- stylish, COOL! But, from waist to toe- SO NOT HOT! He looks like he shrunk his trousers and stepped in his sneakers he uses to paint or help a friend move!

  29. Alex

    June 10, 2014 at 5:24 am

    Nice style!

  30. Les Fleurs

    June 10, 2014 at 6:24 am

    From the knees up; very nice.

  31. Sara

    June 10, 2014 at 6:24 am

    So of course ones initial reaction is: oh man so weird shoes and so uncouth pants. BUT on second look, it’s awesome. It’s just the right amount of “unraveling” that makes it cool and suited for summer. You don’t want to run around in a stiff suit in a heatwave. This is what you want to wear. I’m in.

  32. hiltonsister

    June 10, 2014 at 6:44 am

    aww… he paints his shoes, like I do. This will be the next big thing.

  33. Houndstooth

    June 10, 2014 at 6:46 am

    There is shabby chic and there is also plain shabby!


    June 10, 2014 at 7:01 am

    Italy always leads the way!

  35. CBC

    June 10, 2014 at 7:26 am

    good looking man….loafers perhaps

  36. Maggie

    June 10, 2014 at 8:07 am

    He looks comfy.

  37. marzipan

    June 10, 2014 at 8:12 am

    Thought I did comment, but I don’t see anything.

  38. justray

    June 10, 2014 at 8:57 am

    I’m with the voices above: each piece, individually, makes a unique statement. I can appreciated the jacket, trousers, “shoes,” et. al., for their place. Together, however, makes me work too hard to see the contribution to each other. Maybe we look for uniformity first? Or, the complementing unit once the synthesizing process is over?

  39. all-in-the-silhouette

    June 10, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Top half doesn’t go with bottom half. At all. Really.

  40. Taipei Style

    June 10, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Very elegant!


  41. Ana

    June 10, 2014 at 11:24 am

    Super handsome!

  42. Mark W

    June 10, 2014 at 11:38 am

    This man definitely has panache, color choices are great but the lower half could use a good press; the shoes are the anchor for the whole outfit–right now the shoes pull down the whole outfit to the point of drowning. A nice suede loafer or an oxford would make a HUGE difference for this outfit.

    Nonetheless, no one should attempt any picture without a smile. Makes a marked difference with the subject when they smile.

    Thank you, Sart!

    • The Sartorialist

      June 10, 2014 at 5:03 pm

      a suede loafer or oxford would make it more dressy but not make it better.

      This gentleman was going to an informal afterwork event, i thought the choices were perfect for the occasion.

      • LW

        June 10, 2014 at 11:06 pm

        I can’t agree with you on this one, at all. It’s possible you know him well, which biases your opinion, and, because you also knew where he was headed it made sense to you.

        The only way this could make sense to me would be if he were just about to walk through shallow, shark infested water to climb aboard a rowboat. (Marine life won’t eat sneakers).

        • all-in-the-silhouette

          June 11, 2014 at 11:01 pm

          LOL, LW is right on the money! Touche, indeed!

      • Mark W

        June 11, 2014 at 8:48 am

        Ah, the rest of the context.

        Touche, Sart.

        All is still fine in the world!

  43. Thea

    June 10, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    I was slowly scrolling down this pic, and I saw the face first (nice), and jacket (nice), and the pants (oh dear). And then I saw those shoes! And then a thunder bolt struck. Oh My God, awesome.

  44. Ma numesc Bucuresti

    June 10, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Love the tie and the attitude!

  45. Denisa

    June 10, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    Ha ha haaa. I really loove Italy. xa

  46. Francesca

    June 10, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    His pants are not well arranged but I love his style




    June 10, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    I like the look. The sneakers are by Golden Goose and are made to look “lived in”. His look as though he’s had them for a while.

  48. Nini piccola

    June 10, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    I’m very tired of men wearing the short, rolled up pants and no socks combo.

  49. gigi

    June 10, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    Wow, they say everyone has a twin, this man would be my late father’s twin. His hair, eyes expression everything. My Dad however was not a fashion guy, as a matter of fact he would pair plaids with other plaids, stripes etc. Of course “dad lookalike man” seems to have some fashion issues as well, even more reason to love him:) kisses for him!!!

  50. Lindsey

    June 10, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Seems very confident! Love the tie!

  51. Erhard

    June 11, 2014 at 3:30 am

    Love the look….

  52. sandyy

    June 11, 2014 at 3:49 am

    Love the suit with the sneakers: a Must!

  53. Madeliene Rose

    June 11, 2014 at 3:53 am

    It’s an unconventional way to don a suit but he looks like he has the confidence so why not? Fashion should only be about pleasing yourself anyway!

  54. Stew

    June 11, 2014 at 4:35 am

    Absolutely awful jacket and trousers don’t match as a suit – looks like he has slept in his clothes – and those shoes!!!!
    Does not do justice to Italian style

  55. Vessel

    June 11, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    Best accessory, his gap-toothed smile! Especially when media alters everyone to “perfection”.

  56. Shannon

    June 11, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    This get-up would be SO perfect if he were wearing some more fitted pants that were naturally shorter. Those shoes rock! Nonetheless, he’s got that cool factor going for him.

    -Shan from

  57. Fred Gonsowski

    June 11, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    I feel this is a perfect looking casual outfit. It is soo much more thought out and put together than just putting on those dreadful pajama pants, or seeing someone with their pants hanging lower than their butt with their underwear showing.

    As for pant length, I think they are just fine. What is soo “right” about seeing too much fabric bunched up around a man’s shoes, or even dragging on the ground? The man has also not just thrown on a tee shirt or some sweat shirt after rolling out of bed.

    If you think about it, this costume of the day is completely thought out. The man has worked the color navy from his shoe strings up to his tie and pocket square. All the textures of his outfit are rusticated in a way, but look cohesive. The wrinkled cotton of the pants is just a different version of a rumpled pair of linen pants. I give this man, for his casually elegant and thought out look, Two Thumbs Up!

    One more thing…It might be criticized here, but when the so called “godly Famous Designers” sends it down a runway, it will be thought of as GENIUS.

  58. Manolete

    June 12, 2014 at 4:10 am

    All this Parrots “Pappagalli” where are they coming from ?

  59. Gaia

    June 12, 2014 at 7:03 am

  60. Marcos Silvo Nogales

    June 13, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    you will find so much style in one single person only in Milano!!!

  61. Greg

    June 15, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous. I like the confidence. Don’t quite agree with the foot wear thou.

    More suits, style and fashion for men @

  62. Max

    June 20, 2014 at 5:32 am

    Grande Gigi!!

  63. Giuseppe

    July 6, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    The white and the beige is a good colours combination, one of the most fashionable and interesting. Italians are a masters to mix different colours and different fabric at the same time. Unfortunately the italians spend their time for this stupid questions. Obviously i am italian and so also i.

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