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  1. hotcelebration

    February 29, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    European men are so classy, the color combination is beautiful, and those shoes…..

    • dcinDC

      January 2, 2013 at 6:50 pm

      Your “those shoes” remark interests me because they don’t seem to be anything special, other than the fact that they are “real” dress shoes and not athletic shoes or boots. Are you American? If so, could your noticing them be because so many American guys are in athletic shoes so often, and – YUCK! – flip-flops in the summer? I’m in “real” shoes most of the time and find them to be perfectly comfortable to spend the day in (yes, I buy fairly expensive shoes by many people’s standards). Can’t even remember my last pair of white athletic shoes. I think if more men bought better shoes, they could wear them instead of something more casual – always equating athletic (ugly) with comfort…

      • Chat Robinson

        March 23, 2013 at 4:57 am

        Absolutely right, sports shoes of any kind should only be worn for playing sports. Same goes for sports wear in general, especially baseball caps. Problem is, really good proper shoes cost an arm and a leg!

        • Pietro

          March 26, 2013 at 3:26 pm

          If you were to open a good mens fashion magazine or take a look at the collections of one of the many designers who are revolutionising menswear, I think you would both change your mind. The infamous “sport shoe” you speak of so disparagingly has for some years been a stable presence in the shows of the more avant garde designers -Yamamoto, Owens, or Kawakubo to name three – and is slowly finding a way into the collection of even the more conservatives houses of HermĂ©s or Ferragamo (I name these two because I know they did a fantastic line of sneakers for s/s ’13). I think it is because shoes made of synthetic material allow designers to experiment with a quasi infinite range of colours and shapes. This not only complements a Y3 outfit, for example, but in my opinion also fits a Caraceni suit. The sneaker (be it $100 Nikes or a $800 pair from Givenchy) has been a fabulous addition to my wardrobe in the last months. I wear them everywhere, possibly with garments from northern European designers, Jil Sander and Van Noten above all.

  2. Natasha Fatah

    February 29, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    What a beautiful hit of colour. I wish more outerwear for men emphasized colour!

  3. Carla

    February 29, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    It is called Loden and … I had one when I was a kid … so traditional, I wonder how it would fell to wear one now .. it may even work!
    I love all of your work by the way. Thanx for the inspiration.

  4. Bohemian Style

    February 29, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Love the green!

  5. Maureen Shaw

    February 29, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Ah… the loden– I had a grey one in 1975 when I was a student in Florence- with grey suede boots and a grey suede bag- wish I still had that coat. It’s timeless.

  6. Boxer's Adventures

    February 29, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    INDEED, Sartorialist! Saw this always while living in Milan…
    International Blog and Shop

  7. MonsieurMauro

    February 29, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Loden coat are so…old and yet so chic! Love it! :)


  8. mario

    February 29, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    I love that special green. cool.

  9. Jane Alisa

    February 29, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    What a beautiful coat, the Milanese man appears to be so chic.

  10. Aurélie & Angelo

    February 29, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Absolutely fantastic! Love the colours!

  11. Stephanie

    February 29, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Love the contrast from the green and the red … it matches but at the same time it looks fabulous!!!

  12. yanzeeboola

    February 29, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Beautiful photograph, I just love the classic complimentary color combination of red and green. The coat is great too. His shoes, cap, and scarf are all wonderful.

  13. macfer

    February 29, 2012 at 5:40 pm

  14. [email protected]

    February 29, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Pure class. I love the dark green, especially with his red scarf.

  15. Boxer's Adventures

    February 29, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    And the red-green christmas combo is lovely as a standout!
    International Blog and Shop

  16. monkeyshines

    February 29, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    love the coat!


  17. irene

    February 29, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    this is so true,
    a girl from Milan

  18. Leira Zetroc

    February 29, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Best part: baggy trousers. Rockin’ it old school.

  19. ETC...

    February 29, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Love the coat… shoes are great too!


  20. Charlotte

    February 29, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Great photo, as usual!

  21. ItalianBarber

    February 29, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    The red scarf puts everything together… classy!

  22. Wendy Carlos Williams

    February 29, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    The coat is great, but what about the oxblood shoes?

  23. Simbarashe

    February 29, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    I really dig his flow, but really the shoes are what’s happening.

  24. montes Y mills

    February 29, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    I wore a deep blue coat today… love the beautiful green coat! love the colors… almost makes wearing a coat bearable! haha

    montes Y mills

  25. haapi

    February 29, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    And the Parisian man. And the Madrid man…. Timeless.

  26. christian

    February 29, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    This makes me smile! When I taught in Florence, I used to wear a long Loden jacket and a Polartech scarf of that very color.

    One of my colleagues used to tease me that I was a Communist with that scarf color – loved it!

  27. Alan

    February 29, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    VERY stylish indeed!

  28. Steph C.

    February 29, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Milanese men are so chic!


  29. Ingrid // Prety Harbord

    February 29, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    One word: STYLISH :) // Jewellery

  30. *sp

    March 1, 2012 at 12:12 am

    please note that he’s not wearing open toed shoes or even just a sweater vest with short sleeves in order to “stand-out” .
    this man is beautifully dressed in a wool cap, coat, trousers, he has on gloves and a muffler. he stands out – because of his color and fabric choices and finding the glamor in dressing in a handsome way that might also preserve his health.

  31. une chatte grise

    March 1, 2012 at 12:24 am

    I’m not Milanese or a man, but I’d like to make that coat my winter tradition.

  32. LaBella Luxe

    March 1, 2012 at 12:33 am

    Extremely classy!

  33. Nastya Said

    March 1, 2012 at 12:43 am

    I don’t know why but these colors reminded me of Christmas…

  34. jaygo

    March 1, 2012 at 1:03 am

    Now THAT’s stepping out!

  35. Anna Lisa

    March 1, 2012 at 2:43 am

    I can’t believe it!
    It’s my DAD!!!

    Anna Lisa

  36. Loulune

    March 1, 2012 at 4:01 am

    The colour combination is very close to that of the italian flag :))
    Great style for that man.

  37. Blinky

    March 1, 2012 at 4:06 am

    Lovely ensemble.

  38. FashionUm

    March 1, 2012 at 4:07 am

    Another perfect, colorful photo!
    Show Your Outfit!

  39. Ellis

    March 1, 2012 at 5:21 am

    Loden! I have one…is typical from Tirolo

  40. Adele Tahir

    March 1, 2012 at 5:40 am

    What a great picture! It reminds me so much of my grandpa walking around Milan. He had one of those that would last for years, literally!
    I’m so in love with your shoots from Milan, they capture the true essence of this city.
    Ciao from Italy

  41. Johnny

    March 1, 2012 at 6:32 am

    “Cappotto” that’s how Italians call it. Awesome name to define an awesome garment!

  42. bonnie, clyde and marni

    March 1, 2012 at 6:46 am

  43. Mens Clothing Online

    March 1, 2012 at 6:46 am

    What a great coat! The colourful scarf looks great too.

    Designer Clothing Online

  44. laura

    March 1, 2012 at 7:58 am

    … Loden coat is not only the Traditional Winter Coat of Milanese Men, and (believe me!) there is not only Milan in Italy (thank goodness!)

  45. Aga's suitcase

    March 1, 2012 at 8:09 am

    So elegant and classic.

    Check my new post:

  46. Lorena Vilanova

    March 1, 2012 at 8:55 am

    The best memories are of Milan. A wonderful city, where the stylist is experienced as any other daily activity.

    I will return soon to Milan. Of course I’ll take many pictures to my blog.


    The Stylistbook | Street Fashion Blog

  47. Lorena Vilanova

    March 1, 2012 at 8:55 am

    The best memories are of Milan. A wonderful city, where the stylist is experienced as any other daily activity.

    I will return soon to Milan. Of course I’ll take many pictures to my blog.


    The Stylistbook | Street Fashion Blog

  48. Lee Finlay

    March 1, 2012 at 9:57 am

    The drape of those pants and the beautiful cuffs just slay me!!!

  49. koolphoto

    March 1, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Beautifull colour…

  50. Sunny Side

    March 1, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Too much seen ! Too traditional, So boring !

  51. Linda

    March 1, 2012 at 11:07 am

  52. antique engagement rings

    March 1, 2012 at 11:11 am

    I love the green overcoat.. i want my husband to buy this one!

  53. pat

    March 1, 2012 at 11:20 am

    il Loden, lo portava mio papĂ , che era un Maestro di eleganza

  54. Boong

    March 1, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    very outstanding red on green

  55. Tommy da Finlândia

    March 1, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Quero ser assim quando fico velho

  56. Charlotte Wilder

    March 1, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    He looks like a grandfather I would like to have.

  57. Sally

    March 1, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    As long as my whole look is feminine enough, I love wearing my Mom’s large winter coat of a similar style — hers is camel though, I know she would go crazy for that beautiful green hue!

  58. That's Not My Age

    March 1, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    I love how Italian men wear colour.

  59. Leonor

    March 2, 2012 at 3:39 am

    my Dad has the same! ahahah


  60. The Fringes

    March 2, 2012 at 3:46 am

    Red and military green always works. I just love those colours together.

  61. Clothierin

    March 2, 2012 at 4:54 am

    This photo is my last important source of inspiration! Thanks to this I decided to keep the huge Marc by Marc Jacobs coat. Do I forget again, I’m a woman? ;)))

    Greetings from Berlin

  62. Dominiquea @studioCK9

    March 2, 2012 at 6:51 am

    Sorry to say, not all european men are this stylish…European doesn’t classify as stylish its to general. I really enjoy Sartorialist, a daily breath of fashion air. Thank you.

  63. Nonplussed

    March 2, 2012 at 10:46 am

    I have that coat with a scarlet lining.

  64. llogi

    March 2, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Actually loden coats are of Austrian origin.

  65. mrzrl

    March 2, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    RED & GREEN <3…

  66. Michael Weiss

    March 4, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    I´m impressed. All the classic alpine “TrachtenColours” forming a Gentleman´s Wardrobe for the town.

  67. Ben raucher

    March 5, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Nice scarf

    Benjamin Marcus Raucher

  68. Stavrogin

    March 6, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    The comment by Linda on March 1st went unnoticed but the link she posted is awesome, there are tenths of pics of Milanese men in Loden

  69. Lavinia

    March 9, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    This coat is not fashion at all. It screams old. I live inMilan and I assure you our men do not wear like this (it could be fashion maybe in the ’70).
    Ugly and old.

  70. Bill

    September 1, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    I love the pictures of the older gentlemen. They’ve developed their own unique style, stick to their guns and don’t give a damn about trends. A lot of the younger guys are trying way too hard to make a statement about their originality.

  71. Kim Walraven

    February 25, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Very sophisticated! Great look!

  72. Johann

    December 10, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Greatest picture i’ve never seen a similar style and i regret because this is really classy

  73. JLS

    December 24, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    En soi, assemblage de couleurs intéressant.

    En revanche, le choix des vêtements pour le lieu et le choix des coupes sont plus que discutables: porter du vert en ville est-il pertinent ? Mieux vaut du bleu ou du gris, le vert étant beaucoup plus adapté à la campagne.

    Que dire enfin du pantalon, dont la largeur est beaucoup trop grande et déséquilibre la silhouette.

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