Thursday, April 19, 2007

On the Street…..Two on Via Manzoni, Milan


Close comment

Detach comments


  1. Chris

    April 19, 2007 at 4:26 am

    Two, very cool looking tourists!

  2. Thysz

    April 19, 2007 at 4:33 am

    the woman’s coat is simply amazing. a styling triumph!

  3. Anonymous

    April 19, 2007 at 4:54 am

    …..yes they look good, but why…oh why…do people try so hard to look “elegant” when travelling to bigger cities???? Elegance goes with a natural ease, comfort and simplicity…elegance is a natural grace…..

    Sart..still waiting for shots from Rome!!!!

    Best regards,


  4. Candid Cool

    April 19, 2007 at 6:25 am

    she is fabulous

  5. rosbif

    April 19, 2007 at 7:08 am

    Don’t like his white trainers and I can’t wait for the huge-sunglasses-that-make-the-wearer-look-like-a-fly trend to end but otherwise very nice.

  6. Anonymous

    April 19, 2007 at 7:16 am

    Very nice pic! But, I would have loved her look MUCH better with a bright color or neutral shoe….the black seems to harsh and ruins it for me.

  7. whyioughtta

    April 19, 2007 at 7:46 am

    THAT is EXACTLY what I picture a Milanese woman to look like. Elegant and sexy, with an unspoken authority.

  8. Anonymous

    April 19, 2007 at 8:00 am

    I love the skirt and sunglasses, but the shoes are not helping.

  9. GregoryFB

    April 19, 2007 at 9:27 am

    She is absolutely perfect.

    On him, though, I don’t think anyone past 23 yrs old should attempt the blazer-with-denim-with-sneakers look. Or, if absolutely necessary, a Chuck or a Jack Purcell ONLY. There’s a reason that this look with a Gucci loafer is safe and classic.

    How could she let him leave the house looking this way?

  10. Cut of cloth

    April 19, 2007 at 9:54 am

    Casually Chic Couple
    The womans is very glamorous
    in her tulip skirt
    turned up collar
    widest of wide leather belts
    slick back hair
    pointed toed shoes.
    The man is charming
    He looks full of mischief and fun

  11. Anonymous

    April 19, 2007 at 10:15 am

    I love blue + white coord between the shoes and two-tone belt.

  12. Iheartfashion

    April 19, 2007 at 11:00 am

    What a chic couple! Although I’m not a fan of sneakers, he looks great otherwise. And I like the rumpled detail on the front of her skirt that messes up her very polished look just a bit.

  13. Anonymous

    April 19, 2007 at 11:38 am

    … I meant brown belt and brown bag

  14. NYC Modelista

    April 19, 2007 at 11:45 am

    Initially I thought, WOW they wear jeans and sneakers in Milan too! Then I saw the tourist map and realized I was wrong.

    Great looking couple.

  15. Matilda

    April 19, 2007 at 12:03 pm

    Love her coat (?), not so fond of her shoes and belt, though.

  16. Alice Olive

    April 19, 2007 at 12:33 pm

    Oh she is fabulous! FAB-U-LOUS! The cut of the skirt and the texture of the fabric are superb. Love the sling-backs too!

  17. Anonymous

    April 19, 2007 at 12:36 pm

    they are not italian..
    come take some pics of me, i dress way better casual -chic.

  18. Anonymous

    April 19, 2007 at 1:15 pm

    Her: perfect.
    Him: bad choice of shoes, jeans a bit too long.
    Both are cute as muffins.

  19. amed studio

    April 19, 2007 at 1:47 pm

    I’ll have to rely on other commenters to explain why this gentleman in ordinary jeans, sneakers, button-front shirt, and an unconstructed navy jacket is to be at all commended for his dress sense. His clothes fit adequately and he appears well-groomed. Is that all it takes?

    Now the lady, on the other hand, demonstrates some serious style – the jacket, bag, belt, shades, hairstyle, maquillage, and jewelry are very well accomplished. This look is not modern, but it shows a definite point of view, personal style, and attention to detail. She reminds me a bit of legendary New York fashionista Fran Martin.

    I would ask two question of the female Sartorialistas who may read this post:

    1. How do you feel about that poufy, pocketed, low-slung, layered skirt? It seems to me a slim pencil skirt in chocolate, dark army green, or even khaki would have better served the total look.

    2. Women of my mother’s generation (she is 70 and was quite the clothes horse from the 50′s through the 80′s) would never have been seen in black shoes with a brown belt and bag. Is the convention of coordinating shoes with other leather accessories outmoded? The mis-match looks wrong here, not least because those sleek black calfskin slingbacks are quite conservative.

  20. Anonymous

    April 19, 2007 at 2:00 pm

    I wish everyone would stop acting liking Italians have some corner on the fashion market…they don’t. No better or worse than any other nationality.

  21. Anonymous

    April 19, 2007 at 2:10 pm

    I like her 3 big accessories – sunglasses, bag, and belt. Her partner was doing ok until I saw the sneakers.

  22. Jessorz

    April 19, 2007 at 3:05 pm

    I agree with Candid, it takes a certain facial structure to pull off those glasses, but overall their outfits are wonderful. I especially like his shoes, makes the outfit look a bit more laid back.

  23. Carolina Lange

    April 19, 2007 at 4:46 pm


  24. donik

    April 19, 2007 at 4:54 pm

    I love almost all your ‘models’, but something about this woman’s look doesn’t work for me. It just doesn’t flow. Perhaps she is trying too hard. And she must not be a local, because those heels will not last long between those cobblestones!

  25. mimi

    April 19, 2007 at 5:17 pm

    T think they look rumpled!

  26. JO

    April 19, 2007 at 7:15 pm

    Don’t they look absolutely LOVELY together?! They look like they got caught having too much fun together… Love love love them… Great Shot!

  27. Kathleen

    April 19, 2007 at 8:03 pm

    1. Signature Sart bike in background
    2. If they are Milanese, why are they holding a map to their city?!
    3. I can’t get into the bag, belt, and shoe combo – each element is great on its own, but it’s too many colours all together.
    4. I can 3. because the coat this lady is wearing is fabulous, her hair is perfect, and her makeup impeccable.

  28. cicc

    April 19, 2007 at 8:10 pm

    Hey Sart,
    By no means am I telling you how to suck eggs, but I’d love it if you posted what country your protagonists come from whilst shooting during the Milan fair.

    People flock from all over he globe for this event and it would be interesting(for me at least) to see if their style has anything to do with their native city. (or is it the other way round?)

    thanks for the conitinually inspiring shots.

  29. Alice Powers

    April 19, 2007 at 8:17 pm

    I’m french living in Montreal (city of no style at all) and asking myself if i’d better get back to europe and go to live in Italy as i always wish, or stay here.
    When i read ur blog and watch ur pics… i definilty make my choice:get back to europe!! Luckily italian people are there to tell the world what is style… (sorry for other countries)

  30. Neex

    April 19, 2007 at 8:37 pm

    I like her outfit…well apart from the black shoes…

  31. Belinda

    April 20, 2007 at 4:10 am

    Great dress! But even more amazing is how the colour of her fabric matches the colour of the building in the background!!

  32. hoi polloi

    April 20, 2007 at 10:50 am

    If a person likes big sunglasses she should wear them. I’m so tired of people saying they can’t wait for a trend to die. Maybe some people actually like wearing big sunglasses! Isn’t it more annoying to see someone slavishly follow the latest trends than to see someone holding on to a trend because they actually like it??

  33. amed studio

    April 20, 2007 at 12:32 pm

    Dear Sartorialist, can you clarify that the lady pictured here is not wearing a dress or a coat? It clearly looks like a two-piece ensemble to me. Thanks.

  34. Anonymous

    April 21, 2007 at 3:15 am

    I live in Madrid and would take this tourist couple over the shorts, t-shirt, running white sneakers combos we typically get here. Francesca I much rather have people trying to look “elegant” than not care. To board a plane these days is depressing. What are they thinking? they must not spend much time in the Sartorialist blog…
    I think it would be appropriate that when you are asked the security questions at the airport you are also reminded that you represent your country and its style abroad and therefore please refrain from wearing wearing running sneakers when not exercising, etc…


  35. Anonymous

    April 21, 2007 at 11:35 pm

    while i appreciate the effort these tourists are making, but i don’t think either of these two are really sart worthy. The mans outffit is just average, and the woman’s outfit just doesn’t work. part of the problem is the shoes, but it’s more than that, i think it might be just the it’s overall flow of her outfit.

  36. Anonymous

    April 21, 2007 at 11:57 pm

    I think the shoes are fantastic!

  37. Shaz

    April 25, 2007 at 10:03 am

    I think they both look fantastic…her sophistication plus his cheekiness, wat a great combination.

  38. Anonymous

    May 3, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    They look like the Italian Griswolds traveling through Sweden.

  39. Thom

    July 30, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    I’m a fan of the blazer.

  40. Frederik

    January 8, 2013 at 5:38 am

    I think the guy, is very bad dressed! Saggy jeans, ugly sneakers! Not quite the sartorial type of guy!

  41. wispydandelions

    December 13, 2014 at 6:56 am

    Absolutely everything about Italy oozes coolness and it does so effortlessly.

Leave a comment

Related posts