Thursday, October 9, 2008

On the Street….. Workwear Chic, Milano


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  1. Michael Rex

    October 9, 2008 at 8:49 am

    Is wearing scarves the big thing now? I mean, should I be hipping myself to this trend or is it just a European thing. I live in Germany and a lot of guys wear them but is it like a global trend now?

  2. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    October 9, 2008 at 8:57 am

    Looks like one of those work shirts one picks up from the thrift stores or the Army/Navy surplus place… EXCEPT. The shoulders are perfectly turned, the sleeves fit just so, and the placket is sewn diagonally to the edge of the shirt. It is perhaps by one of those Japanese designers that are inspired by early 20th Century work clothes? I love this, the closest think I own is a vintage LLBean overshirt, which I cherish! Jorge from W Palm Beach

  3. Anonymous

    October 9, 2008 at 8:59 am

    he’s back and he’s STILL gorgeous with great style. love the flat front, the monochromatic color scheme with a brighter green to pop it around his neck. and even though i sound like i love all the effort, he makes it look effortless which is what we all want right?

  4. Alice Olive

    October 9, 2008 at 9:05 am

    Very cute. That scarf is perfect.

  5. Gregory Smith

    October 9, 2008 at 9:08 am

    I love the glasses, scruffy beard, and hair. It reminds me what I have to look forward to when I’m older.

  6. Anonymous

    October 9, 2008 at 9:18 am


  7. Dan in Richmond

    October 9, 2008 at 9:33 am

    Ascots for the people! The last time we saw Robert here he wore an ascot as part of a more traditional ensemble but it’s certainly not traditoinal with this one. I love it-I like surprizes! It’s interesting how seeing this second look really makes me love the concept whereas upon seeing the first I just accepted it as nothing out of the ordinary. Of course now I’ll picture him in an ascot every day- and who knows?

  8. Dominica

    October 9, 2008 at 9:50 am

    again, the scarf is just wonderful !! It’s makes the outfit complete. Would like to find out what shoes he’s wearing …

  9. Kate G

    October 9, 2008 at 9:51 am

    Who is this man? He’s on here pretty often.

  10. Anonymous

    October 9, 2008 at 9:51 am

    Isn’t this Robert that we saw earlier in NY? Seems to have a knack for sophisticated color choices in the ascotesque scarf.

    Nice colors in the photo. The blue sleeve, red tail light and yellow on the pavement set up a nice primary triangle as a middleground.

  11. squajo

    October 9, 2008 at 9:57 am

    A growing trend.

  12. Olviya

    October 9, 2008 at 10:10 am

    good scarf. green color makes his outfit more positive)

  13. Chris

    October 9, 2008 at 10:19 am

    Like the scarf. Like the glasses. The rest of the outfit, however, makes me think less of “workwear chic” and more “Maoist famine” and “Steel mills in every backyard to crush the Running Dogs of Western imperialism!”

  14. Julian

    October 9, 2008 at 10:28 am

    What a great simplistic look. Nothing flashy, but everything comes together very nicely. I can only hope to dress this well in years to come.

  15. Anonymous

    October 9, 2008 at 11:13 am

    I wear one nearly everyday and I’m in America. But, then again, I work on a ranch and it’s a functional item and not a frilly decoration.

  16. Anonymous

    October 9, 2008 at 11:34 am

    Those glasses are beautiful.

  17. Katarina

    October 9, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    I think he looks so french. Wonderful!
    I love your pics.
    /Katarina, from Sweden

  18. Juggernaut!

    October 9, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    Hey pop!

  19. Duncan

    October 9, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    2nd instalment for slow learners…

    If you still don’t get this give up.

  20. Anonymous

    October 9, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    beatnik chic

  21. monique

    October 9, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    He is an ascott workin’ maniac. I like his style a lot.

  22. Jazzbuff630

    October 9, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    I have a collection of vintage scarves. This guy is gonna make me start wearing them. I also have a pair of glasses like that.

    It’s funny how something you already own can look so cool on another person, yet you hesitate to wear it yourself.

    He reminds me of my attempts to be “bohemian” while in college.

  23. jkh

    October 9, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    flawless. a master.

  24. Miguel

    October 9, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    Love the scarf and the glasses. The wore one (scarf that is) the other day after seeing it so much in this blog. Everybody liked it.

  25. Anonymous

    October 9, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    Papa Di Caprio?

  26. Vanessa

    October 10, 2008 at 12:08 am

    reminds me of a dapper salt and peppered college professor that you could teach you a lot. a lot. ;)

  27. Indiana

    October 10, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    Hands down, my favourite guy look ever to appear on Sartorialist! Every detail is perfect! Love the cravat!

  28. Anonymous

    October 11, 2008 at 10:51 am

    Castro would be proud of that jacket.

    He’s gotta be a professor someplace

  29. Anonymous

    October 11, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    I don’t know about this one. Sure, I like the scarf, but doesn’t this jacket make his head look too big for his body?

    Or is his head just too big for his body?

  30. Look

    October 11, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    Robert Rabensteiner, he’s a stylist

  31. POST-IT UP

    October 11, 2008 at 6:50 pm


  32. Dan in Richmond

    October 11, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    Several comments about “years to come” , “when I’m older”, etc. I know when I first commented on him I said he looked older until I enlarged the photo, but he looks fairly young to me-clear skin, unlined face, etc. Age perceptions based on these photos are intersting and not, I think, always accurate. Anyway, Robert is rocking in my opinion.

  33. Anonymous

    October 12, 2008 at 4:26 am

    I like it. simple and fitted. The bottons are pecfectly placed.A barret would make it nicer, i think.

    A.I. Lastar

  34. John

    October 12, 2008 at 7:40 am

    Will the image of Thurston Howell ever be forgotten enough for a man to wear a scarf without being viewed in caricature mode? The media persists in using a man in an ascot as a milquetoast. Sigh.

  35. Miriam Parkman

    October 12, 2008 at 9:45 am

    I love it!
    From the glasses to his hairstyle and beard, to all the shades of green. Great photo.

  36. Jamie

    October 13, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    It saddens me that nobody commented on his eyes. He has pretty eyes (I wear glasses, too, and they don’t block your eyes, they can accentuate them).

    Pretty eyes.

  37. Anonymous

    October 14, 2008 at 4:07 am

    Love his natty scarf – where can I get something like this?

  38. Anonymous

    October 29, 2008 at 6:51 pm


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