Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Totally Selfish Shopping Post, Milan

Love the shape of this jacket and really love the purple color.


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  1. c h a n t e l l e

    September 23, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    Fantastic jacket..

  2. Anonymous

    September 23, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    i like the color and i like how this guy wears the jacket, but the shape…no way!! it has to be a little tighter.
    looks toooo grandfather like
    but still his style is clean

  3. MeryJane

    September 23, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    the colour is faboulous!

  4. Laguna Beach Trad

    September 23, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    I always love a blast of purple fantastic!! Great pic, Sart. I love the shirt and ribbon belt here. Very well executed.

  5. matthew

    September 23, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    I love the colour…It really pops up and it’s great that man embraces this colour as much as women do. And I think he looks great

  6. Voyno

    September 23, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    i love his expression. He reminds me of my dad if he had stumbled upon a fashion miracle

  7. Anonymous

    September 23, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    i love the belt!

  8. john benjamin pritchett

    September 23, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    Great jacket! Love the matching belt. Where do I find one of each?

  9. Anonymous

    September 23, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    Blue and grey is such a great combination, so simple but still very effective. I think the rather slim pants compensate for the grandfather like jacket. He should change the belt though.

  10. olafgermany

    September 23, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    The shape of the jacket is a little old fashioned…but the eighties are back… With him it works really good, because he’s slim. Want to touch this smooth leather.

  11. Anonymous

    September 23, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    I NEED to know who makes those “O” ring ribbon belts! Anyone?

  12. Anonymous

    September 23, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    how cool! I love those pouchy pockets above the fitted waistline. What a great modern take on the bomber jacket. And the belt is a divine touch.

  13. xie

    September 23, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    great jacket, however I would have thought twice about pairing it with more purple.

  14. Czar Kastik

    September 23, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    I love love love the belt and how it peeks out. As for the jacket itself, not so much (particularly the nip at the waist).

  15. monique

    September 23, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    Gorgeous jacket. I like that the bottom buttons are left open, otherwise these bomber jackets look too 80′s and don’t flatter the body.

    Purple suede! Mmmm. I want one too.

  16. Anonymous

    September 23, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    i disagree with the person below who said it should be tighter. it should be tighter if it was made for a woman.

  17. jana

    September 23, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    You are right, That jacket has a really nice shape, and goes to show that something does not have to be completely form fitting to be complimentary. I love the shirt too, and the aviators, but I think the ribbon belt really kills this look. Maybe a brown leather belt, or none at all — do you think this even needs a belt? well, maybe it does, but it should be something simple. The purple ribbon belt makes this look like a novelty or something. I feel like ribbon belts should only be worn on Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard.

  18. Anonymous

    September 24, 2008 at 12:30 am

    The jacket is beautiful, you can almost feel the soft leather (or is it suede?). And the bit of belt is a perfect match.


  19. sarah

    September 24, 2008 at 12:40 am

    great interpretation of the purple trend

  20. Anonymous

    September 24, 2008 at 12:43 am

    I left Milan almost 2 months ago after living there for a year and a half..I miss it even more after seeing these beautiful pictures. Italians really know how to dress, they aren’t afraid of colour, especially the men. Bravo for this guy! Mi piace la sua giacca. Che bello!

  21. Anonymous

    September 24, 2008 at 2:40 am

    Perfect. I have very similar in leather, in very faint green, only with a zipper.

    I think i’ll start unzipping the bottom. These jackets have a weird overlapping effect with the waist line. Guess its the bomber style…

  22. Anonymous

    September 24, 2008 at 3:34 am

    velvet belt + blu suede jacket…it’s so cool…real italian style! marco

  23. izzydore

    September 24, 2008 at 4:59 am

    Reminds me of the post you did before on these two guys wearing purple suede car shoes. Funny enough, I find purple suede remarkably masculine..

  24. the_eye_collector

    September 24, 2008 at 5:48 am

    Is that suede? Count me in! I cannot get enough of that purple and grey combination. I love how he’s got the other purple accents too, like the belt and stripes on the shirt.

  25. Anonymous

    September 24, 2008 at 5:55 am

    and the shoes??

  26. suzanne nelson

    September 24, 2008 at 6:30 am

    That is a cool jacket in a lovely colour. I love it when men embrace colour. i like the way he shows his belt buckle too. Is it vintage?

  27. Eve

    September 24, 2008 at 7:04 am

    I love the colour and the texture!

  28. Anonymous

    September 24, 2008 at 7:04 am

    I wonder what kind shoes he wears

  29. Olviya

    September 24, 2008 at 7:17 am

    and those belt!
    and those shirt!
    matching very very good!

  30. Jagucha

    September 24, 2008 at 7:42 am

    great jacket! awesome colour and material (is it suede? I just love it!)

  31. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    September 24, 2008 at 8:07 am

    The purple he used is almost like the purple on Ralph Lauren’s Purple Label “labels”. Most people regard suede as a fragile leather with bad cuts from the 60s and 70s, but in recent years it has gotten better, softer- at least suede of good quality. Great look overall! Jorge from W Palm Beach

  32. tj

    September 24, 2008 at 8:30 am

    I’ll cast my vote with what the czar says above. The shape of the jacket doesn’t work for me. The combination of the shape and the color look a bit too feminine for my taste.
    But, the belt is great.

  33. Iheartfashion

    September 24, 2008 at 9:38 am


  34. Anonymous

    September 24, 2008 at 9:38 am

    Well yes, this is perfect. Again, if one is slim they can wear anything and he is taking advantage of it by wearing a jacket with extra bulk at the pockets and letting the belt buckle peek from between the open buttons. Wonderful color and assemblage of ingredients. He looks great.

  35. PhilM

    September 24, 2008 at 10:19 am

    yes, this jacket rocks! and it goes very nicely with the gray pants.

  36. norawoah

    September 24, 2008 at 10:35 am

    You didn’t have to say the photo was taken in Italy. Could this man be anymore Italian?

  37. Anonymous

    September 24, 2008 at 11:56 am

    great color combination….I wonder what shoes was he wearing. Too bad it was cut off when the pic was taken…

  38. Dr. Jean Grey

    September 24, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    I’m a woman and want the purple jacket–fresh!

  39. mockumentary

    September 24, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    the bomber is flattering on just about anyone. worn and purple and lovely!

  40. Paolo Convertito Blasio

    September 24, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    I love the belt and the jacket..ma dove l’avrà comprata?

  41. Jake Fourthreeone

    September 24, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    It’s a purple A-1 flight jacket. The original jacket from 1927 until superceeded by the A-2 (the classic ww2 “bomber”) in the early 30′s. Original A-1′s were made in capeskin. This is quite a startling interpretation of it.

  42. Anonymous

    September 24, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Very nice – In a Tab Hunter kinda way . . .

  43. Anonymous

    September 24, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    The color of the pants is ideal to tone the jacket’s down, but I’m having problems with the matched purple belt.

  44. Jazzbuff630

    September 24, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    The jacket would probably cool with those purple suede Tods driving shoes that you photographed (photo-graped)a few month ago. Great, rich color.

  45. Randall

    September 25, 2008 at 2:41 am

    I enjoy this image, love the aesthetic. It’s classic and smart. Makes me miss Bruce Chatwin.

  46. XAVS

    September 25, 2008 at 3:39 am

    Fabulous jacket…got one with the same shape in mustard but looks better with purple!

  47. geoffrey

    September 25, 2008 at 9:47 am

    Who is this fantastic man? He has appeared on Sartorialist before. I assume he is an editor because his pic always coincides with the collections

  48. Andy

    September 25, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    I love those colors! The belt is great. The jacket fit, however, is a little bulbous at the pockets. It looks like he’s carrying baseballs.

  49. K

    September 27, 2008 at 8:25 am

    omg. that’s the same hot guy who had those purple driving mocs on. who is he?

  50. Josh

    September 27, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    For those of you asking about finding his belt, I’d recommend J Press, they have some similar styles. If that doesn’t fit your fancy, wait until the spring lines when J Crew and Polo will certainly have something similar in stock.

  51. Gentleman Farmer

    September 29, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    J. Crew has a near identical purple/white stripe o ring belt in their stores right now. Looks great with my grey flannel slacks and brown suede lace ups.

  52. George

    September 29, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    It’s the best shade of purple.

  53. The Jaranian

    September 29, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    absolutely tasteful.

  54. Sage

    October 9, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    I absolutely love this. I love the way it pinches in at the waist, the sleeves, i love the collar, the buttons, the pockets, the SHAPE, OH THE SHAPE, and the choices he’s made for the rest of the look are excellent. Well done.

  55. Anonymous

    October 12, 2008 at 11:55 am

    A common image of a common boutique owner in a common village

  56. Jor "Born Forever" Kane

    October 12, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    Really? I don’t know about this one. He looks a little stunned to be caught on camera wearing this out. I think the cut of this jacket is all wrong (save the sleeves and collar). Why on earth would you want to wear a purple jacket that automatically gave you love-handles? Don’t get me wrong, i love purple and this is a great shade of it, but paired with this slapdash design, feh. Feh i say.

  57. Randall

    October 14, 2008 at 9:42 am

    …and the belt, and the fit of the trousers and the shirt under the jacket, and his normal nonchalance, and his accessories. I would gladly wear it all. Tutto. Alluring really.

  58. Jacobo de Fortabat

    October 16, 2008 at 11:53 am

    A “Deep Purple” fan?: Jacket purple and shirt purple? Are his shoes and socks purple too? And his underpants?

    Enough little natural to be smart. I prefer the “priest” in Prada.

  59. Anonymous

    December 26, 2008 at 11:10 am

    i love the confidence of this guy…this look is so right for him

  60. Anonymous

    January 16, 2009 at 7:25 am

    chi è questo bell’uomo che non si fa più vedere in palestra…

  61. Deals Hunt

    September 16, 2009 at 4:35 am

    the colour is faboulous!

  62. Cristián

    June 1, 2012 at 11:09 am

    I’m quite sure I saw him wearing purple shoes, LOVE IT!!!!

  63. Simone Fraserb

    October 22, 2013 at 4:30 am

    I concur, Scott. The jacket has a few points setting it apart from what is often seen in men’s casula jackets, or bomber jackets and the like. I also think the fit of the trousers looks just right.

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