Monday, July 11, 2011

On the Street….Urban Explorer, Florence

I love the simple urban explorer feel of this look, the slate green shirt with the classic but slightly fuller cut khakis is perfection in its stealth.

However, I think the photograph – and the look itself – is made measurably more refined by its juxtaposition with the rugged grooming.

It is such an art to be well-groomed but not manscaped. This is one of the best examples I’ve seen in a while.


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  1. Anonymous

    July 11, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    My heart skipped a beat! (plus he looks like David Beckham, yes?)

  2. Kacie @ A Collection of Passions

    July 11, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    What a dashing man! Wow. I have know idea how you find all these gorgeous people!


  3. Ella

    July 11, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    i love all the neutral colors in this photograph, the slate shirt, the khaki pants, the leather belt, the rusty metal, and the orangey brown wood.

  4. Karoline Kalvø

    July 11, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Wow. He looks so cool.

    Karoline Kalvo

  5. Julie Khuu

    July 11, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    Gorgeous! Such a stunning photo, capturing true essence above a mere attractive subject and shot…One of my FAVES lately!

    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

  6. Jacky

    July 11, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    Pretty urban!!! But a little safari too…amazing picture!!!Congrats

  7. Taylor B.

    July 11, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    I agree. This gentleman has the rugged/groomed look down. It looks as though he takes care of himself without spending all his time in the morning getting ready.

  8. monkeyshines ♥

    July 11, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    dandy photo! love the classic look!

  9. Barcelona m'enamora

    July 11, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    New adventurous style! A success! The shoelace…

    Regards form Barcelona. :)

  10. maria

    July 11, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    I always appreciate simplicity and understated men. And you're precis in your words, REFINEMENT speaks for itself.

  11. Všivavá Čivava

    July 11, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    Mmm if most men in this world dressed like him, this world would be such a happy place, for real


    July 11, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    Bonita vestimenta par ir comodo en verano saludos

  13. Looona

    July 11, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Such a cool, casual guy! Nice clothes, nice position (like a model)- but his shoe! Left one is open! :)

  14. Xay B.

    July 11, 2011 at 6:38 pm

  15. Blair Nastasi McClure

    July 11, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Love it! I agree, the combination of the rugged facial hair with the neat casual clothing is fantastic.

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  16. Amy

    July 11, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    'Course, it helps that he has a jaw you could break a champagne bottle on.

    Love the untied shoelace. Seriously.

  17. Red Red

    July 11, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Agree. It's a great look.

  18. Bella

    July 11, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    I totally agree – there definitely aren't birds nesting in his beard or hair, but then again he isn't too groomed in an over the top way. Great look.

  19. Amanda G.

    July 11, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    He's stunning!

  20. Mai Pai

    July 11, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Very handsome.

  21. Claudia Zander

    July 11, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    I love this photo

  22. Melissa Dow

    July 11, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    I love the picture, but actually just wanted to pipe up and say that I appreciate the posts where you comment on what's going on. The simple photos are nice, but your notes on what's impressive or what caught your eye are instructive.


  23. Sarah

    July 11, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Wow! stylish and beyond handsome – fabulous photo, as usual – thanks!

  24. Anonymous

    July 11, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    I don't often agree with your comments about men's clothes. This time I completely agree. Looks great.

  25. blue + gray

    July 11, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Fantastic composition. You captured a great explorer expression!

  26. blue + gray

    July 11, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Fantastic composition. I love how the style feels authentic and earthy but you have captured an air of mystery about the gentleman.

  27. Fancy Pants

    July 11, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    what a fascinating handsome man.

  28. 17

    July 11, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Ruggedly handsome in a clean cut way.

  29. Anonymous

    July 11, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Mm, definitely a good look. Not overdone, but simple, relaxed classic style. 10 points! The background's just perfect, too.

  30. Archiex

    July 11, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    What a stunning photo.. :) Love the color combination.. It's such a great sample of a street fashion outfit.. :)

  31. Anonymous

    July 11, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    A well-groomed man suggests so many more opportunities than a fop.


    July 11, 2011 at 9:32 pm

  33. MandoPea

    July 11, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    He reminds me of Ralph Fiennes in The English Patient.

  34. indigo warrior

    July 11, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    I love rugged grooming. Thank you for telling me what it's called. Yum.

  35. ChalcedonyofSF

    July 11, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Wow… I mean really. How do they do manage to give birth to people like that?! Italy…
    What a fine specimen of a man.

    Oh yeah, I agree – not manscaped (got distracted there a bit!) – maybe an organic extension of the ruggedness within. His profile… special.



  36. art deco engagement rings

    July 11, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    A classic look!

  37. Anonymous

    July 11, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Looks like a typical Australian man on a day off work!

  38. Marcel Da Chump

    July 11, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Jack Kerouac had this look

    On the Road

    sixty plus years ago.

  39. Francesca

    July 11, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    adore this!!!


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  40. Pearl Girls

    July 11, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Love this look! I also love a man who is easy on the eyes…


  41. shervinsworld

    July 12, 2011 at 12:09 am


    vintage fashoin
    great foto
    very manly; love it! 4 vintage street fashion

  42. Anonymous

    July 12, 2011 at 12:17 am

    From the neck down, this look isn't that impressive (plus I have this exact combination of shirt, pants, and shoes).

    The point about grooming is well-taken, but really, the key here is how handsome the guy is!

  43. Anonymous

    July 12, 2011 at 2:39 am

    The color combination here is wonderful, but honestly, that man's jawline is his best accessory.

  44. Bombchell

    July 12, 2011 at 2:44 am

    heeey indiana jones. Love the outfit

  45. adele

    July 12, 2011 at 2:52 am

    Wow! He's gorgeous!!
    My hubby would totally wear this look & he's also roughly groomed like this man!!

  46. s

    July 12, 2011 at 3:03 am

    Beautiful pics;… i love his style ;D
    i want this man… lol

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    July 12, 2011 at 3:08 am

    *wolf whistle* rugged indeed, earth tones in an urban setting done perfectly

  48. Monika

    July 12, 2011 at 3:17 am

    great photo!

  49. Jo

    July 12, 2011 at 3:39 am

    Love this look! Girls can do this too, in a slimmer silhouette of course…

  50. Beatrice B.

    July 12, 2011 at 4:28 am

    I really like the natural style of european men with facial hair and a nice tan.

  51. noendtodesign

    July 12, 2011 at 5:05 am

    Beautiful colors!

  52. beesandbugs

    July 12, 2011 at 5:19 am

    Love his look. He's so stylish and causal at the same time, and he looks as if he doesn't care much about trends and fashion. :)

  53. Cecille

    July 12, 2011 at 5:31 am

    this man is gorgeous! he's perfect for this outfit!

  54. The Girl Next Door

    July 12, 2011 at 5:35 am

    Art is everywhere in firenze. this looks like a beautiful piece for canvas.

  55. Flaviana Boni

    July 12, 2011 at 5:47 am

  56. Raindrops of Sapphire

    July 12, 2011 at 6:50 am

    I love this too, it's so simple :)

  57. V.V.

    July 12, 2011 at 7:15 am

  58. KKH

    July 12, 2011 at 7:25 am

  59. Anonymous

    July 12, 2011 at 7:30 am

    Hubba hubba.

  60. Ana Magnolia

    July 12, 2011 at 8:01 am

    WOW! What a beautiful man!

  61. Petra

    July 12, 2011 at 8:05 am

    he looks soooo natural
    and yet soooo stylish….. love that!!!

  62. Angela Iliadis

    July 12, 2011 at 8:59 am

    I love this photograph because it is so clear with lovely autumn hues.

  63. Andrew

    July 12, 2011 at 9:57 am

    Nothing exaggerated. Nothing self-conscious. Just pure, old-fashioned, completely modern, eternal style.

  64. Lauren

    July 12, 2011 at 10:13 am

    Yes, this is urban safari well done. Handsome and hot!

    The Styleseer

  65. Anonymous

    July 12, 2011 at 10:26 am

    He's one of the best examples I've seen in a while, too!

  66. lollipop4598

    July 12, 2011 at 11:06 am

    [email protected]'manscaped'. Haven't heard that before. Yes, he is all rugged good looks. Perfectly groomed, but not so its shouting.

  67. Maryanne

    July 12, 2011 at 11:33 am

    there's a bit of david beckham in his face.

    what he has captured is a well groomed attractive masculine look.

    khaki is the fabric for the summer.
    it's so transitional from spring-summer-autumn.

  68. Anonymous

    July 12, 2011 at 11:34 am

    I'll need a better look at those big cuffs…

  69. markus

    July 12, 2011 at 11:34 am

    great shirt, great guy!

  70. tallulah

    July 12, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Chiselled beauty and masculinity all embodied in this unaffected, relaxed photo. He really is rather gorgeous but doesn't seem too bothered by it. Now that IS style!

  71. louise

    July 12, 2011 at 12:14 pm


  72. kathy

    July 12, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Finally! A man that looks like a man. Thanks for the eye candy.

  73. Lee

    July 12, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    OH goodness!!! There is something about a rolled-up shirt sleeve.

  74. Anonymous

    July 12, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    great shot and a gorgeous man, beautifully attired. and thanks for the recent pix showing men in italy who aren't overdressed.

  75. Anonymous

    July 12, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    i just read a post here saying the guy was handsome but the clothes weren't special. please take a second look. the clothes are understated and exquisite.

  76. david goodfriend

    July 12, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    I love your blog and I do like when you comment on your postings.

    But I don't like kahkis. Nothing could be further from "cool" than khaki.

  77. Anas Canon

    July 12, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Those pants MUSt be the Dickes 1922 reissue. I have 2 pairs. They were over priced but they are seriously my favorite pair of pants i have ever owned.

  78. amanda

    July 12, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    *swoon*. love the look, though it's really the guy who makes this noteworthy. the looks, the grooming and the attitude. nice.

  79. Katie

    July 12, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    A great outfit, the man's got style and he knows what suits him.

  80. diaboliqueguan

    July 12, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    rugged, manly..

  81. Anonymous

    July 12, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    the english patient

  82. Anonymous

    July 12, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Definitely agree on a preference for "rugged" and "explorer" looks, here represented in great colors.

  83. Anonymous

    July 12, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    drool… this guy is smokin ;)

  84. Bohemian Design

    July 12, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Agreed about the grooming. Great pic!

  85. Anonymous

    July 13, 2011 at 12:16 am

    Makes me think of Ed Harris as Jackson Pollock.

  86. Zenobiar

    July 13, 2011 at 12:58 am

    This seems to be another variation on the Hemingway homages that are all over the media with the 50th anniversary of his death. But totally Sart style. Love the rough wood panel. And the look. Regarding the comment that it looks like her husband, isn't it pretty to think so?

  87. Anonymous

    July 13, 2011 at 1:44 am


  88. Yusmi

    July 13, 2011 at 2:26 am

    It's cool……….

  89. On the Street of Florence . . .

    July 13, 2011 at 3:17 am

    attractive man during pitti are the best stylers.

  90. Phyllida

    July 13, 2011 at 3:51 am

    Woah, I love this guy!!! I think the 'rugged grooming' is achieved by the fact that his hair is swept back, but not too ridgidly or too loosely. Also, his stubble is very casual, but not excessive. Finally, he actually looks clean, which is obviously important!! x

  91. Anonymous

    July 13, 2011 at 7:28 am

    Magnifique profil. Belle coupe de cheveux !

  92. 3RD EYE

    July 13, 2011 at 9:00 am

    very nice outfit

  93. sam tK

    July 13, 2011 at 9:32 am

    the trick with being well-groomed but not to beautified is in the attitude, how to carry the look, un-self-concious is the most attractive, then you know he is completely natural and himself.

  94. Anonymous

    July 13, 2011 at 10:16 am

    cant stop looking at this picture.. Brilliant. Please keep it coming !

  95. dinamita.paquita

    July 13, 2011 at 1:05 pm


  96. Lou

    July 13, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Oh wow! He has an indana Jones feel to him. He just needs a hat and a whip.

    Love how casual this outfit is.

  97. Anonymous

    July 13, 2011 at 2:26 pm


  98. Anonymous

    July 13, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    He is very good looking, love his hair. Gorgeous man, great photo!

    Have to mention though that his shoelace is undone!! argh!

  99. neurp

    July 13, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    he reminds me of ralph fiennes in "the english patient." :)

  100. Stephanie

    July 13, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    He is a very good looking guy, though I wouldn't suggest this rugged yet groomed style to most men, it's a look that's a bit hard to pull of, his stubble is perfect and looks very classic. And I definitely love that belt, that small detail puts everything together nicely.

  101. elisa

    July 13, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    Great style. This would look beautiful on a woman too.


  102. Gabriella Heintz

    July 14, 2011 at 3:25 am

    This is Ă  Swedish Man!!
    He is fantastic and so talented too!
    Puss puss

  103. Anonymous

    July 14, 2011 at 8:32 am

    He looks fantastic – I just wish he had shaved under his chin. A hairy throat is s slight let-down.

  104. Anonymous

    July 14, 2011 at 10:36 am

    I agree with many of the comments other posters have made. Finally a man that looks like a man! Great composition of colors. One of your best photos of the year. Regards, S.

  105. Isak Vahlstedt

    July 14, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Love it

  106. Anonymous

    July 14, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    I know I'm the only person in the universe that thinks this – but, I can't stand "rugged grooming." Either shave or grow a beard. But, the in-between look makes me crazy. Too many handsome men are ruined by it. Like him. He is gorgeous – except for the whiskers…

    P.S. Also love the untied shoelace…

  107. Hilda Nicholas

    July 14, 2011 at 5:34 pm


  108. Stern Design

    July 14, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Love the pic and the interiors minimal design.

  109. jessiespano

    July 15, 2011 at 11:23 am

    I just got really turned on.

  110. Anonymous

    July 15, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    He reminds me of David Becham. But with, arguably, less effort when it comes to his 'look'.

  111. Pippi Hepburn

    July 15, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Just beautiful. I agree, manscaped is scary, well groomed is wonderful. Men, please stop plucking your eyebrows like a woman from the 1940's!

  112. Gin

    July 17, 2011 at 2:21 am

    and the color of that belt just puts everything together perfectly!

  113. Anonymous

    July 17, 2011 at 7:00 am

    wow beautiful

  114. Didac

    July 17, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    might say to me the mark and model of these pants??

    [email protected]

  115. Camille

    July 18, 2011 at 5:36 am

    Now, that's what I'm talking about.

  116. Ruby

    July 18, 2011 at 11:31 am

    This is like utter perfection

  117. miss twinkletoes

    July 18, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    I love seeing a man look like this. Totally reminds me of Redford in Out of Africa.

  118. mens-journal

    July 18, 2011 at 3:51 pm

  119. Sophistafunk

    July 19, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    What a handsome fellow! Great shot.

  120. oppsycrazy

    July 26, 2011 at 8:35 am

    what a charming man

  121. jamesylala

    August 2, 2011 at 7:56 am

    He’s got more of Thomas Jane look about him, and what a sweet looker he is!

  122. lisa

    August 2, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    good!!! i love shirts style

  123. Dan

    August 4, 2011 at 1:31 pm


  124. diaboliqueguan

    August 7, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    i love this look, he is confident, rugged and stands out from the crowd, as the MAN out there!

  125. Jared

    August 8, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Any other pictures, love this one for inspiration.

  126. Hannah Maria

    August 12, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    I agree a great capture of what well groomed and not manscaped looks like. You have a great eye. Yummy natural colors.

  127. Edward

    August 14, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    A man’s man.

  128. Name*

    August 28, 2011 at 3:29 am

    Everything fits! Even the look in his eyes.

  129. Sofia

    September 3, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    From head to toe perfect… Love the simplicity.

  130. deckert

    November 18, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Your place is valueble for me. Thanks!…

  131. Carry Grand

    November 6, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Just: YESSSSsss…!

  132. gigi

    May 5, 2014 at 7:47 am

    I loved everything about this photo but the gold band on his left hand, once i saw it, my “visions” were abruptly stopped in their tracks ):

  133. Mia Anderberg

    October 13, 2014 at 9:35 am

    I know this man!! Cool and nice! check out his brand

  134. Justin

    March 28, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    I am DESPERATE to steal this outfit!

    Someone, please! What’s he wearing? Top to toes.

  135. topol

    July 18, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    Seriously, as handsome as he is, anything would look good on him.

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