Tuesday, August 3, 2010

On the Street….The Combination, Milano

I love the fit and proportion of the suit but ,for me, this shot is really about the super sophisticated tie-to-suit combination.


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  1. Miss DeltaG

    August 3, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    love this purse!


  2. Belle de Couture

    August 3, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    sleek and handsome!

    Love love LOVE!



  3. Judith Ross

    August 3, 2010 at 4:35 pm


  4. Robert

    August 3, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    The jacket's double breast, wide lapels, and aggressive darting–particularly those crazy lapels–are not ideal for this gentleman's body size and shape. I really don't like the look; it is as if he is wearing someone else's jacket.

    • Andrew S

      January 17, 2014 at 12:09 pm

      I think part of the problem here is that the inner part of the the coat (jacket) is not buttoned so the right lapel (our left) is dropping and making the width of the lapel over large. Apart from that, I think the fit is pretty good.

  5. mark s

    August 3, 2010 at 4:37 pm


  6. Anonymous

    August 3, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    I also love the glasses, quite the statement.

  7. Anonymous

    August 3, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    I love his glasses!


    August 3, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Wowww….I miss the elegance of men in Milan. Great photo!


  9. Julia

    August 3, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Smart! I love the jackett!!! Beautiful!

  10. Anonymous

    August 3, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    absolutamente perfecto .la clase y la elegancia no se compra en las tiendas,se nace con ella o no. perfecto.

  11. dollsandguys

    August 3, 2010 at 4:53 pm

  12. Anonymous

    August 3, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    wow it really does fit him well the whole look is just so classy and i love the bag! if i ever had to get glasses, i would get his style. thanks :)


    August 3, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    Definitely a sophisticated look and a great smile to go with it.


  14. Anonymous

    August 3, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Great look,love his smile it lights up the suit and makes me feel happy.

  15. Anonymous

    August 3, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    I love shots like this, but I always feel like I'm missing something with only half the shot. I would love to see this dudes shoes and trouser lenght!

  16. rEVOLVEr

    August 3, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    Ideal choice of color for the DB… and the tie really stands out, the choice of a white shirt is interesting as a very light blue would've worked great too. He looks comfortable too, something very important when sporting a DB.

  17. Anonymous

    August 3, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    like he´s out of a movie! Love the whole combination and the way he caries himself!

  18. Valentine

    August 3, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    Un classique… Nice shot!

    -diary of a fashion stylist-

  19. Anonymous

    August 3, 2010 at 5:32 pm


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  20. Gary MAEL

    August 3, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    And did you see the bag ???? !!!! Wow ! Love it. Realy dareing. I like the smile too.


  21. La Petite Anglaise

    August 3, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    now that is what I call a suit! Beautifully tailored, perfect fit, good quality fabrics… if only all suits could look like this… although it would make the morning commute a hell of a lot more boring as I wouldn't be able to indulge in the endless pleasure of dissecting the more hideous work outfits of fellow commuters…

    LOVE a man who's not afraid to carry a 'manbag'. Takes style and balls. X

  22. Anonymous

    August 3, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    i love double-breasted suits!–but what about the vents?


  23. YogaSpy

    August 3, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    In a way, I agree with Robert that the look is slightly wacky and disproportionate. But I also admire his daring. Style often requires boldness, else blend into safe elegance. Here, the guy strikes me as confident and happy, with a contagious sense of humor.

  24. Sing

    August 3, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Nicely done, perfection.


  25. X'tian Ou

    August 3, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    I feel like his smile has more attraction, love it!

  26. jimjims

    August 3, 2010 at 5:48 pm




  27. spring flowers

    August 3, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    the very happy grin doesn't hurt as well. just a great photo overall.

  28. Sibila Losada

    August 3, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    crush on the jacket. perfect combination<3

  29. Kyle

    August 3, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    I really like the double breasted trend showing up more and more this year. The big pinstripes go great with the very wide peak lapels! I'm usually iffy on lapels this big, but he gets it perfect here.


  30. Kathleen

    August 3, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    Very sharp indeed! This suit makes quite the statement, and as you said the tie does make the perfect foil, just perfect. I very much love his Croc briefcase. Wonderful shade of deep brown, burgundy? Not sure, doesn't matter. Perfection all the way and a beautiful smile to top it all off.

  31. christian

    August 3, 2010 at 6:26 pm


  32. pivory

    August 3, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    This guy is truly happy in his own skin or even his own suit. Fantastic capture, love it!

  33. Nolita

    August 3, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Love men in suits! Can't be better.


  34. anotherwomanbyrose

    August 3, 2010 at 6:58 pm




  35. Could I Have That?

    August 3, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    a classic daddy look. love it

  36. John Wesley

    August 3, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Despite the bold pinstripes/chalkstripes, this gentleman is definitely wearing the suit; the suit is not wearing him. Also avoids looking gangsterish. (And could so easily.)

    One small problem: He is not wearing inner DB button buttoned. Results are bunched-up fabric; right lapel too wide and out of shape.


  37. Kionon

    August 3, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    This is the kind of suit I wish I could pull off, but being so skinny, I think it wouldn't work on me.

  38. Lee Oliveira

    August 3, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Forgive me for asking but who is that? I've seen him before. Love his style. That bag is to die for

  39. Francesca

    August 3, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    ya the suit is out of this world, and mixing patterns w tie and suit is great


    lekisskiss.blogspot.com <– Texas gal bloggin fashion from NYC!

  40. KC

    August 3, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    zoom in on the bag please. he does sport it handsomely.


  41. SallyO

    August 3, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Great dimples!

  42. Vinda Sonata

    August 3, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    he got grace
    and style!

  43. Nappington

    August 3, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    This man is absolutely darling, but I simply cannot understand a bold, all over pinstripe like this on anyone.

  44. Celia

    August 4, 2010 at 1:07 am

    Whoa, never thought a small man could do big lapels.

  45. Ece

    August 4, 2010 at 2:09 am

    nice bag!

  46. Jay Rowden

    August 4, 2010 at 2:14 am

    This guy look super cool, though I can't bring myself to even so much as try on a double breasted suit!!! On him though, it works. I am loving the croc skin bag too…

  47. Caro Fashionews

    August 4, 2010 at 2:23 am

    The great class!

    Caro-bloggeuse from Geneva

  48. mara

    August 4, 2010 at 2:36 am

    SPOT ON <3 <3 <3


  49. MELISSA Z.

    August 4, 2010 at 3:34 am

    Great pic and so chic look! well done!


  50. Nick Kovaleski

    August 4, 2010 at 4:06 am

    Agree a lot with Robert…doesn't really look like he is wearing his own suit. And the tie doesn't seem to match as well as it should.

  51. Fabio LE CALZATURE

    August 4, 2010 at 5:04 am

    I love the Double-breasted, the look so elegant…

  52. Nong Bee

    August 4, 2010 at 5:17 am

    Love his glasses. Quite similar to the ones I have.

    Nong Bee (Bangkok)


  53. Jane See

    August 4, 2010 at 5:47 am

    Not only is the tie and suit combination amazing, the purse looks wow too. Charming!


    August 4, 2010 at 5:57 am

    absolutely perfect…I love the jackett!!! Beautiful!

  55. Anonymous

    August 4, 2010 at 6:28 am

    I have also seen this man before, in fact somewhen in may this year on The Sartorialist. I immediately remembered his nice smile with a little tooth space.

    Great picture as well.

  56. Cameron

    August 4, 2010 at 7:01 am

    Patterns of tiny check, broad stripe and reptile harmonize. What if the cut of his jacket seems a bit theatrical? Originality rocks.

  57. Dana

    August 4, 2010 at 7:03 am

    What a fun look. It must be amazing to open your closet to a choice of suits. I imagine he has quite a few. He looks great.

  58. Anonymous

    August 4, 2010 at 7:26 am

    Haven't we seen him before? He's very cute and nicely dressed as well. Great smile!

  59. John

    August 4, 2010 at 8:48 am

    the folded "inner part" of the DB suit is a little bit "directed" :-), but the rest is perfect, very nice.

  60. Davidikus

    August 4, 2010 at 10:09 am

    I am not sure I can see the attraction in either the suit or the tie. The suit is just a DB suit with the inner button unbuttoned, which forces one side to fold. For the tie / suit combination: perhaps the picture does not do justice to the colors or a picture of just that detail would have been more helpful?

    Thanks for sharing.


  61. Laurent

    August 4, 2010 at 10:45 am

    Beautiful fabric and cut. a bit wide on the lapels, perhaps dates it to the 30's. Otherwise, totally flawless: tie, shirt collar, pocket square,vintage croc "portfolio" (its not an oversized purse?)I search men's store racks for this color chalkstripe, and wish Sart. has more information on suit, is it custom? Burberry? Lauren purple? Oxxford? Help! Anybody?I want it.

  62. Lou

    August 4, 2010 at 10:48 am

    I agree the tie is genius – very subtly echoing the color in the buttons, and of the purse. What amazes me most is that he succeeds in making this harsh a pinstripe look smart. He has the perfect slender build for it. Beautiful man, beautiful smile, beautiful style.

  63. Annelie

    August 4, 2010 at 11:08 am

    Very stylish…

  64. Laurent

    August 4, 2010 at 11:25 am

    Now realise this could be Rubinacci suit? I hear Milano is around 30C,92F+ recently, if this is a typical, light wool/silk Rubinacci with miminal lining it could work in Miami! When is their online store opening?

  65. luciano

    August 4, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    im not the biggest fan of stripes within suits but when its done this elegantly along with the beautiful tailoring it can't be refused. thank you for making me change my mind on striped suits at least for now.

  66. Man On A Budget

    August 4, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    I just love that his smile lines perfectly parallel the stripes on his lapel.

  67. Anonymous

    August 4, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    I don't know how he picked out this tie, but it does work, subtly metallic somehow, same as buttons. Also, it picks up on the croc man bag. He gives the whole suit a twist by using that tie, otherwise he might look like a banker.

  68. Christina

    August 4, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    This guy totally pulls off the double breasted pin striped suit! He looks stellar.


  69. Anonymous

    August 4, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    This pic makes me smile. He's happy, he's well put together and he's confident.

  70. Anonymous

    August 4, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    I really like the double-breasted suit. There's not enough of them out there nowadays! Plus the details are fab…


  71. Johnny

    August 4, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Good !!

  72. Anonymous

    August 4, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Great look! The lapels, the collar of the shirt as well as the tie fit perfectly together. Also the sleeve length of shirt and jacket are perfect. It's a bit dramatic but impressive! Thomas.Franz

  73. luckybastard

    August 4, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    it would look better if he would button the suit properly on the inside. if he did that on purpose, it looks affected. if he did that accidentally, it looks off. either way it detracts from an otherwise well-made suit with awesome material. tie is nice but what is really cool about it is it looks to have a texture to it. needs stays or stiffer stays in his collar though, especially with a db suit. nice reptile, though…

  74. Anonymous

    August 4, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    Looks a bit cheap when the stripes are not aligned with the cut at the front. The stripes are not matched at the lapels either. He looks happy though…

  75. Jason Seaward

    August 4, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    i really hate the size of the lapels on this jacket, atleast on this man. it looks really strange.

    still loving that bag though. You've posted a picture of him with it before. it's really amazing.

  76. Melisa

    August 5, 2010 at 5:01 am

    What a great smile! I love the lines around his eyes, it's a face that hints at a lot of laughter. I like the colour combo of the bag and the suit, and the exquisite attention to detail, but it's the smile that takes it forward.

  77. Anonymous

    August 5, 2010 at 5:16 am

    Beautiful proportions and subtle colour combination. Superb in every way and reminds me very much of Cary Grant!

  78. Eilish

    August 5, 2010 at 7:56 am

    i love his bag and everything else, especially his big grin :)


  79. Anonymous

    August 5, 2010 at 11:56 am

    this is really nice. the tie's color is enhanced by his skin tone.

  80. mens designer t shirts

    August 5, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    His glasses are brilliant

  81. April C.

    August 5, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    His smile is quite contagious. Beautiful.

  82. The Hype Around...

    August 5, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    This gentleman is impeccably stylish in the wonderfully tailored suite. It's so refreshing to see the return of the classic double breasted jacket. Now I feel like watching "The Thin Man " with William Powell.

  83. Nicholas Gomez

    August 6, 2010 at 12:16 am

    Isn't his tie sort of furled FORWARD?

  84. Couture

    August 6, 2010 at 4:38 am

    It shouldn't work but it does. He looks fabulous! That's style.

  85. Jazzbuff630

    August 6, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    This fellow has a happy spirit that emanates through the photograph.

    I totally dig the suit, although he really should have the inner button buttoned. I like the tie, as well, and I would rock this suit and tie combo, a la the Prince of Wales.

    I hope he's wearing some brown suede lace-ups.

  86. Anonymous

    August 7, 2010 at 2:42 am

    Your never fully dressed without a smile!

  87. Anonymous

    August 7, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    I simply love people with such a truly smile. This blog has the best dressed smiles I have ever seen.

    Why I never smile like that????

  88. waisted blazer

    August 10, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    Great colours, tie works well with bag and this dapper chap's skin tone. Wonder what he had on his feet?

    Not sure about the fit (could just be the way he is standing) double breasted looks a bit pulled to onside. Would normally advise a single breasted coat. Otherwise V nice!

  89. Román Iglesias

    August 13, 2010 at 5:31 am

    How happy he seems haha
    Love tie


  90. Hugo Hase

    August 14, 2010 at 5:00 am

    What a great suit – I really like double breasted jackets at the moment. So very "Wall Street"! :-)
    And the bag makes it even better.

  91. Adrienne

    August 18, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    I think I like the smile the best! Totally makes this picture:).

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  95. Anonymous

    November 20, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    fantastic suit. love that pocket square :)

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