Friday, September 26, 2008

On the Street…..White Frames, Milano


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  1. suzanne nelson

    September 26, 2008 at 7:51 am

    Unexpected but cool. Contemporary without trying to be trendy. I like his fine shoes too.

  2. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    September 26, 2008 at 8:10 am

    Hi, great picture! I like the soft construction jacket, being a thrift-shopper, I usually pick them up it they are a good fabric and in my size. LOVE the shoes, the are obviously good quality and they are perfectly shined. Men’s classic shoes are an investment, no doubt about that. I am a bit less enchanted by the pants, although I read everywhere that pleats are coming back, I got rid of most of my pleated pants and only wear pleats when part of a suit. I will be interested to ready other comments on the length, but my ignorant opinion is that if you are going to wear a cuff, the pant should “break” and slightly touch the shoe. Jorge from W Palm Beach

  3. Dan in Richmond

    September 26, 2008 at 8:10 am

    Beautifully done. The first thing my eye went to was the length of his pants. A side affect of peering at your images for the past few months became apparent last week when I began pulling Fall clothes out and trying them on- I thought everything was too long! The pants, the shirt sleeves- and imagine the alteration bills! The effects of your blog are far-reaching, alright. HIS sleeves look a bit long but it’s probably his stance. He looks like someone who’d be correct in all the details.

  4. Anonymous

    September 26, 2008 at 8:48 am

    i thought what you meant was the window frames behind him, then i noticed his glasses…nice!

  5. Paul Pincus

    September 26, 2008 at 9:10 am

    love him. and the eyewear!

  6. Miguel

    September 26, 2008 at 9:13 am

    Defenetly nice, I have always been partial to grey and blue. I also love the glasses.

  7. Anonymous

    September 26, 2008 at 9:29 am

    This is the best dressed man you’ve posted in a while. The proportion and color is amazing.

  8. alexandra

    September 26, 2008 at 9:38 am

    I’m a sucker for white frames. All the charming older men in my life seem to wear them.

  9. The Other Gotham

    September 26, 2008 at 10:11 am

    Italian men have mastered the art of looking comfortable in tailored clothing without looking sloppy. Like Mastroianni in “La Dolce Vita”, the ultimate cool.

  10. izzydore

    September 26, 2008 at 10:47 am

    just the right amount of quirk, but still age-appropriate.

  11. Anonymous

    September 26, 2008 at 11:00 am

    Sart – you’ve convinced me Milanese men are the best dressers in the world! Hope you had time to go shopping for yourself. If you did will you tell us what you bought and share you own wardrobe secrets?

  12. Anonymous

    September 26, 2008 at 11:07 am

    Not really very spectacular clothing – but every detail so well considered and balanced that the over all effect is spectacular. Wow.

  13. Anonymous

    September 26, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    Nice drape on the jacket indeed. Contributes to his overall sense of ease. I think it is cut a little long but that is the only fault.
    Fall is upon us, gray and blue are a great direction to go.
    As far as the cuffed trouser not having a pronounced break, I think it is fine and adds a nice weight to a pleated pant.
    Interesting use of the bike rack as cane – great accessorizing! ;-)

  14. Austin.Garnett

    September 26, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    if i was a woman i would want to date him, haha!

    i like how his pleated pants arent too baggy.. that’s a tough balance to find. i also read that the bigger cuffs are stylish in italy.
    what about the shoulders on his jacket? a little too wide?
    tie is thinner, but not so thin it will go back out of style

  15. Laguna Beach Trad

    September 26, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    Nice. Love the shirt, trousers, and tassel loafers. This is my daily uniform.

  16. The Storialist

    September 26, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    I adore the glasses and shoes…I’m not too sure about the pants.

  17. john benjamin pritchett

    September 26, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    I have a friend who will be pleased to see this. He’s worn white frames since the 1980′s…I’m still a fan of straight collars rather than spread or wing. Great shoes! Love the cuffs, too!

  18. indigo warrior

    September 26, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    Be still my beating heart!

  19. monique

    September 26, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    He looks jolly and warm.

    I love everything: glasses, hair, smile, jacket (which seems a bit boxy IMO) shoes, tie and color palette. I’m not however a fan of the pants. Pleats don’t flatter anyone’s body and the length here (regardless of whether or not it’s a trend, etc.) just isn’t appealing. The line of the leg looks stumpy and in fact with hands in pockets gives the wearer hips that may not be there.

  20. Linda

    September 26, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    what a boring outfit!

  21. Anonymous

    September 26, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    Not a big fan of the pants (he needs a long rise) but other than that, he looks well put together. I really dig the shoes.

  22. Scott W

    September 27, 2008 at 1:01 am

    Those glasses are the deal! I want a pair!

  23. ~m.edwin

    September 27, 2008 at 1:36 am

    It’s kind of nice to see a longer and looser coat on this guy at a time when shorter and more form fitting seems to be the trend. His color combination is easy on the eye, conveying a natural elegance.

  24. Luca

    September 27, 2008 at 5:12 am

    Classy and confortable, very Milanese; I am particularly fond of the fake third button on the jacket, which gives a more relaxed look to the whole attire.
    It is very difficult to do pleated trousers this well, they do not look baggy at all.

  25. Rafael

    September 27, 2008 at 5:19 am

    “Oh my God! He has white frames. What a stylish excentric gentleman. Did he play golf with the king?”

  26. Bifurkation

    September 27, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    I too liked the length of his trousers and the shoe shine is divine! But how do you polish the tassels?

  27. jpc

    September 27, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    I know you posted this for the eyeglass frames, but the pleated pants bother me — I don’t look forward to their return! Great shot, though, and nice to see the man smiling so brightly.

  28. Anonymous

    September 28, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    the Italian fashion news exposed here is that Italians are anglophiles. the shoes? strictly English, pleats in the pants and shirt collar all very English. The jacket? see Clark Gable circa 1939, so one for the Yanks.
    All in all a very cool gentleman, wish there were more.

  29. Anonymous

    September 28, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    those glasses! que interesante! i’ll agree that the sleeves look a bit long, but the blues and grays just warm me.

  30. Chris

    September 28, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    did anyone else notice his shoes first? perfect.

  31. Jonathan

    September 28, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    im not quite sur if i like it. on first glance it did not appeal at all, besides for the shoes. no, however, i find that his sense of ease makes it all much better.

  32. Anonymous

    September 28, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    I love his shoes too! has anybody got any ideas who might have made them or where to get similar?

  33. Anonymous

    September 28, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    a little something strange going on with the size of the knot/spread collar, right?

    how come it still works so perfectly, then?

    …and this is my utopian color palate

  34. Anonymous

    September 29, 2008 at 1:21 am

    smashing…absolutely smashing!
    love it!


  35. Oliver

    September 29, 2008 at 4:38 am

    Great shot Sart, I particularly like his collar, tie and shoes. All in all the look is very laid back but also smart.

  36. Thor

    September 29, 2008 at 11:23 am

    Does anyone know who makes these glasses? I might start supplementing my contacts if I could find this frame!

  37. shimsham

    September 30, 2008 at 9:29 am

    Don’t know who makes these but there is a lot of this kind of thing around if you go looking for it. I have a shop that sells specs and this style is becoming ever more popular. At a guess I would say these are natural horn or at least bone effect rather than white.

  38. Gentleman Farmer

    September 30, 2008 at 11:33 am

    The color of glasses work so well because of his great head of salt and pepper hair. If he were not greyed the contast might be to much.

    l.a. Eyeworks carries traditional shaped frames in light cream shaded colors.

    Allen Edmonds is always a good source for classic cordovan loafers similar to these.

  39. Anonymous

    October 1, 2008 at 3:03 am

    Always looking Great!

  40. Hip Hip Hackney

    October 5, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    I really like that you take pictures of 30+ people, not just young hipsters. The age diversity of the models is one of the great things about this blog.


  41. Express Braiding

    October 20, 2008 at 5:53 am

    I love this style. I will have on mind while shopping at

  42. Jacobo de Fortabat

    October 20, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    A natural and simple elegance, no flashy, no intimidating but very pleasant. An appearance very nearby (he’s for me like my father). His kind attitude, His glasses, his face, his gray hair and his smile are his best garments.

  43. Anonymous

    November 18, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    I love how happy this man looks.

  44. april

    July 4, 2012 at 6:43 am

    he is such a character! ;)

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