Friday, August 7, 2009

On the Street…. Vintage Shirt, Florence

What a great way to make a 50 year old vintage shirt look so new and modern. So often vintage just screams VINTAGE! I think it is a real skill to integrate vintage into a look and keep the viewer guessing if it is a modern piece or very old. I think that is a subtle, but huge part of the success of Prada.


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  1. Ruhvana and Flanelli

    August 7, 2009 at 9:00 am

    Wow, that really looks cool! I like the colour combinations.


  2. Simone

    August 7, 2009 at 9:05 am

    This is what summer is all about..the combination screams relaxed styl

  3. StyleSpy

    August 7, 2009 at 9:08 am

    I cannot get enough of these striped jackets!

  4. David

    August 7, 2009 at 9:10 am

    Splendid, splendid, SPLENDID.

  5. Antonio Barros

    August 7, 2009 at 9:11 am

    I love his shoes!!!


    August 7, 2009 at 9:11 am

    Nice quality outfit!!! I LOVE fitted shirts.

  7. The Glamorous Housewife

    August 7, 2009 at 9:18 am

    I adore vintage and wear it extensively. I don't think it takes skill to mix vintage and modern clothing- I just think it takes style. I agree that a huge part of Prada's success is the fine line she walks between vintage and modern.

    Thanks doll,
    The Glamorous Housewife

  8. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    August 7, 2009 at 9:25 am

    Agree with you on Prada, so often what we see on their runways is so vintage-looking and then a few pieces make it to production, which paired with other basics, look great. My only request for vintage is that, if it touches your skin, it must be made of a natural fiber, like cotton, wool, or cashmere. I do like this look although I would not try it on myself. I think it is a great jacket. Call me a snob but whenever you are doing vintage you have to pair it with something very well made so you dont look like a hobo. Jorge from WPB

  9. Brigadeiro

    August 7, 2009 at 9:28 am

    Absolutely brilliant!

  10. Fashionista

    August 7, 2009 at 9:52 am


  11. Hawa

    August 7, 2009 at 10:17 am

    so true, too often i see people dressed head to toe vintage and its a fine line between stylish and hobo…my point being i can't imagine this guy smelling of moth balls

  12. RetroVintageModStyle

    August 7, 2009 at 10:20 am

  13. Pearl Westwood

    August 7, 2009 at 10:24 am

    This is a look I adore, I love the colours of the shirt with his glasses. I agree totally with Jorge that you need to wear vintage wisely and with newer high end pieces, this is one reason I never like vintage bags as you really have to work the rest of the outfit, but if you do vintage clothes its mush easier to work with new accesssories. Another good reason to buy classic designer is that even the full on publicity pieces can be worn so they dont look dated. Ok I will stop writing an essay… x

  14. TI Malachi

    August 7, 2009 at 10:33 am

    cool I love the color composition

  15. Andrew

    August 7, 2009 at 10:37 am

    I'm all about that blazer!! anyone know who it's by?

  16. SoulPrincess.

    August 7, 2009 at 10:53 am


  17. thatsorad

    August 7, 2009 at 10:56 am

    I love his mustache.

  18. Dominika

    August 7, 2009 at 10:57 am

    LOVE his look! <3

  19. an

    August 7, 2009 at 11:03 am

    double-phoning: the new double-fisting.

  20. Berry

    August 7, 2009 at 11:07 am

    Love that striped blazer!

  21. Anonymous

    August 7, 2009 at 11:14 am

    The vintage shirt is wonderful. The shirt underneath it is atrocious.

  22. hi-d

    August 7, 2009 at 11:44 am

    I agree…this works so well! I LOVE the shirt and the pinstriped jacket. BRAVO!

  23. Javier de Juanas

    August 7, 2009 at 11:44 am

    Love you're blog!!! is my inspiration!!!

    Thank you!!

    Javier de Juanas.

  24. FashAddict

    August 7, 2009 at 11:56 am

    It's a really great combination. The striped blazer tames the shirt a little, but the blue is exciting enough to make it all 'zing'!

  25. Well Done

    August 7, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    dig it!

  26. american dream

    August 7, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    yeah,its talent

  27. travelbug

    August 7, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    I have no idea how or why this works, but it does.

  28. junglesiren

    August 7, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    One of the most entertaining of dressers. So stylish and comfortable and original. Yeah, a little vintage goes a long way when it's as playful as this.

    But not all vintage screams out. Some pieces are subtle and don't require the necessary maneuverings to keep them tame and modern.

    I'd love to rock this look (even though I'm a girl). i've got similar blazer and pants… the search for the perfect shirt begins.

    Thanks, Sart. Love it.

  29. Allen - East Hampton

    August 7, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Ab Fab!

  30. sinnlighet

    August 7, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Sweden calling, like like like your blog!


  31. J Steed

    August 7, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    I am happy to see a bit of resurgence of boating blazer with a modern take. It is fun and light and just right for the summer.

  32. Mi Moda

    August 7, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    i love the brightness of the under shirt with that clean navy blazer. Beautiful!

  33. NIKK. A.

    August 7, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    I agree, a great way to modernize something thats super retro….

  34. Sara

    August 7, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    Great picture, and his cells :D

    Look at I fashion blog

  35. Anonymous

    August 7, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    NOTICE the "no-show" socks (they barely peek at the heel)… This is what it means to wear the proper socks when you want "that" look.
    I remember a couple weeks ago, everyone discussing a gentleman's ridiculous white ankle socks.
    THIS is how it's done!


    August 7, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    Gutsy and hard to pull off…


  37. Julia Whicker

    August 7, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    Why do I never look this relaxed? His glasses are sweet.

  38. Fashion4Life

    August 7, 2009 at 9:12 pm

  39. Noelle + Kendall

    August 7, 2009 at 11:36 pm

  40. Anonymous

    August 8, 2009 at 7:04 am

    It really looks lovely but I cannot help thinking a plain white shirt under that blazer – boring but oh so classy and understated yet modern!

  41. Olviya

    August 8, 2009 at 7:30 am

    and he is also so brave wearing such bright colours! looks very stylish)

  42. Rafe New York

    August 8, 2009 at 8:19 am

    of course I love the mix of prints and stripes. a pair of khakis always help to tone everything down.

  43. SallyO

    August 8, 2009 at 10:01 am

    HE IS WEARING SOCKS!!!! Yahoo!!!
    And I don't even care what color they are.

  44. holly

    August 8, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    Very successful…when you have it you just do

  45. Anonymous

    August 8, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    I love his courage~! He did it~!
    He pulls it off without a blink~!

  46. Sigrid

    August 8, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    Mr Ricci- Please note- virtually invisible little sox!!!!

  47. UltraSutra

    August 10, 2009 at 7:53 am

    Love the Look on Him; He looks sharp; especially the jacket. Nice hair, too ;)

    • Patrick

      April 22, 2014 at 11:45 pm

      The hair is more than good, it’s perfect.

  48. popcarts

    August 10, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Really great.

  49. St. Arthur

    August 12, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    mi adore …:)

  50. Ljerka-Susanna-Lukic

    August 17, 2009 at 10:02 am


  51. Emma Louise Layla

    August 18, 2009 at 5:33 am

    Oh I LOVE this. It's a fine hit/ miss line but he wears it very well.

  52. nikhil

    December 14, 2009 at 3:12 am

    He is looking smart in that shirt. we should start designing vintage shirt for corporate business shirt . it will look great.

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  54. l.m.

    May 7, 2013 at 3:08 am

    very cool look for summer. i think i’ll try more patterned shirts and jackets.

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