Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Wonderfully Harmless Bravado, Milan

Not to get into the whole “rules” thing again but a guy standing-up always looks best with his jacket buttoned, don’t you think?


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  1. Anonymous

    August 1, 2007 at 9:35 am

    gorgeous, fabulous, sexy.

  2. Alice Olive

    August 1, 2007 at 9:40 am

    Um, hello, he can do whatever he wants. He is very nice to behold!

    But generally, yes I agree. Another rule that I think sways according to the wearer and the cut/style of the jacket.

  3. Anonymous

    August 1, 2007 at 9:48 am

    hummm… very sexy!

  4. Michael

    August 1, 2007 at 9:59 am

    i totally agree….this works because the quality and fit of the suit and shirt (wow) is amazing….one of my favorite shots and still WAITING for a coffee table book. i hope it is secretly in the works.

  5. Anonymous

    August 1, 2007 at 10:01 am

    i dont get it, so you took this picture because he was buttoning his jacket, and you wanted to point out that was a good thing? this puzzles me

  6. Anonymous

    August 1, 2007 at 10:02 am

    Depends if he’s going casual or not and if the entire suit/outfit fits correctly from the outset.

    This particular gentleman’s outfit leaves much to be desired in terms of suiting what I think should his personal style so buttoned or not wouldn’t matter, IMO.


  7. Anonymous

    August 1, 2007 at 10:07 am

    But he is in the act of buttoning it, isn’t he ?

  8. Anonymous

    August 1, 2007 at 10:12 am

    What an inspiring look! Unfortunately, one must have the same level of machismo in order for this look to be anything close to a success. Unfortunately, this machismo doesn’t come as naturally to many non-Italians. In that respect, I’m hopelessly lost. But I can still admire…

  9. Anonymous

    August 1, 2007 at 10:17 am

    Some rules are to be followed.

  10. nycinside

    August 1, 2007 at 10:24 am

    I agree, always button your jacket when standing up. Although this guys seems bold and might not follow such rules.

  11. Anonymous

    August 1, 2007 at 10:25 am

    Once again an excellent place to take a photo.Blue and a spice of white throughout.The man is a bit too latino for my liking,but the pants have an interesting narrowing cut.

  12. amed studio

    August 1, 2007 at 10:26 am

    A smart suited look for those who don’t mind being labeled a bit ‘flashy,’ which leaves out most American men.

    All those who complained about the trousers at waist ‘rule’ please note that this gentleman has found neat, narrow trousers with a lower rise (and it would appear has had them impeccably tailored).

  13. Carolina Lange

    August 1, 2007 at 10:43 am

    Wow, his look is amazing. Love the colors he used. Fantastic!

  14. iopine

    August 1, 2007 at 10:53 am

    He’s ‘in-the-process,’ so he’s safe. I love that jumbo pocket square.

    I want one just like him.

  15. Anonymous

    August 1, 2007 at 10:56 am

    Agreed. Unbuttoned suit jackets just look lazy and slobby!

  16. jessiegurl79

    August 1, 2007 at 11:06 am

    Amazing appearance.. the suit & shoes is like a clean glass of ice cold water.. Very refreshing, smooth, and classy!

  17. Candid Cool

    August 1, 2007 at 11:07 am


  18. Anonymous

    August 1, 2007 at 11:22 am

    I agree. Jackets look much better buttoned up when a man is upright. Otherwise, the material of the jacket flaps about, especially when walking, which stops you from being able to appreciate the cut and the material properly. Also, a jacket left open can make it look as if you are showing off the lining, which should be a discreet surprise.

    My pet hate is a man who does up all the buttons on his jacket (single button jackets accepted, of course) or, even worse, only does up the bottom button. Again, these stop you being able to appreciate the cut and quality of the jacket.

  19. Anonymous

    August 1, 2007 at 11:42 am

    this man is sexy.

  20. Anonymous

    August 1, 2007 at 11:45 am

    Looks like Gavin Newsom to me. Great shot, though.

  21. applevenusian

    August 1, 2007 at 11:59 am

    a wide pinstriped suit is so cool.

    was he about to button up or was he unbuttoning?

  22. angela

    August 1, 2007 at 1:14 pm

    He looks like a bit of a cad but I love this man! Somehow the floppy cuffs and the pocket handkerchief and the open neck (love that there’s no tie) remind me a little of the Restoration/”Draughtsman’s Contract” era. But that’s just me.

  23. a lady

    August 1, 2007 at 1:16 pm

    hm. I like the top half, and the attitude, but am not sure about such a wide stripe on such a narrow leg.

  24. Shoe Lover

    August 1, 2007 at 1:20 pm

    Yes, I do think. This guy is foxy. Like an Italian Tony Bourdain with all the attitude and without the pimpy leather jacket and gold hoop. Great shot.

  25. Axxonn.

    August 1, 2007 at 1:51 pm

    I totally agree about how a man always looks best buttoned up. Ii just can’t believe I am seeing an Italian that doesn’t have brown shoes with his blue suit!

  26. alfie

    August 1, 2007 at 1:52 pm

    Very nice indeed. The only thing is he looks like Julius Caesar. I believe it is in the way he does his hair. But otherwise very nice. He truly looks like a modern man.

  27. Anonymous

    August 1, 2007 at 2:12 pm

    he is so hot!

  28. Anonymous

    August 1, 2007 at 2:24 pm

    Shirt cuffs, too.

  29. m-

    August 1, 2007 at 2:45 pm

    great spot sart…this man is hot
    i think a man with a good physique can go either way, unless he is wearing a double breasted jacket…the rest of the men need to button it up.

  30. bmcd22

    August 1, 2007 at 2:56 pm

    definitely. it’s very slimming.

  31. Anonymous

    August 1, 2007 at 3:46 pm

    Yeah, did you tell Armani to button his jacket too..?

  32. AnonymousJK

    August 1, 2007 at 4:30 pm

    I like! Hopefully he’s on his way to see me!

  33. Anonymous

    August 1, 2007 at 4:33 pm


  34. chiara

    August 1, 2007 at 4:35 pm

    A me sembra uno dei soliti gasati di cui Milano è piena.Tra l’altro odio il gessato, il pantalone con la caviglia stretta e le scarpe troppo grosse…

  35. oldog/oldtrix

    August 1, 2007 at 4:43 pm

    I agree that when one is standing one’s jacket ought generally to be buttoned for the best appearance. However, it doesn’t much matter if this gentleman buttons or not since his trousers are so far in violation of the waist-high “rule” that his untucked shirt is going to poke out of the jacket’s quarters below the buttoning point. And no wonder his shirt won’t stay tucked; there’s not enough pants top to tuck it into. Finally this fellow appears trim and fit, but I doubt whether his jacket will close without popping the button if he breathes at all. A shame, because I like the boldly striped navy suit and the cut of the jacket; though I’d wear a suit of that fabric with brown suede or chesnut calf shoes and choose a patterned handkerchief in colors other than/in addition to the color of the shirt.

  36. Sunshine

    August 1, 2007 at 5:28 pm

    A nice tailored jacket always looks better buttoned.

  37. Butch

    August 1, 2007 at 6:15 pm

    Sometimes. As Oldog rightly points out, the suit is so closely cut that it would be better to keep the jacket open.

    I don’t understand cutting suits or jackets this close to the body, now matter the current fashion, or a tailor’s house style. The whole point is the interplay between drape and body…..

  38. Anonymous

    August 1, 2007 at 6:21 pm

    just one question – is he single and available? nice, nice, nice. – minette

  39. Anonymous

    August 1, 2007 at 6:59 pm

    Another woman’s voice to say HHHHHHHOT!

  40. suziep

    August 1, 2007 at 7:26 pm

    i love the cuffs and big hankie bizzo…also sarts knack of capturing like hues or contrasting shapes between setting and subject. how does he do it?

  41. Michael

    August 1, 2007 at 7:38 pm

    I know it’s supposed to be about the clothes, but this guy gives me randy pants.

  42. simply olive

    August 1, 2007 at 7:57 pm

    very handsome!
    can i have his phone # ?

  43. Anonymous

    August 1, 2007 at 9:03 pm

    Are you in New York? I think I saw you yesterday – on Tuesday – on Bethune street and yelled out that I’m a huge fan while you were shooting a girl on the stairs of a townhouse. But then I realized that “maybe he doesn’t realize that I’m a fan of Sartorialist, and thinks I’m mistaking him for someone else”… Anyway, I religiously read your blog, and I just wanted you to know that.

  44. Miss B

    August 1, 2007 at 10:30 pm

    The suit is over the top, but he’s working it. Life is short, right?

  45. The Sartorialist

    August 1, 2007 at 10:45 pm

    for Anon 9:03
    Yes, that was me!

    I was shooting a speciasl project


  46. valentine

    August 1, 2007 at 11:20 pm


  47. Richard

    August 2, 2007 at 2:59 am

    Buttoned, unbuttoned. I don’t believe in those ‘rules.’ The cut of the suit – the fabric (which I’m sure is some amazing Italian cotton), the pattern, the movement is spectacular. Bravo him!!!

  48. Richard

    August 2, 2007 at 3:06 am

    Back with another comment. I can’t believe we’re having a conversation about a jacket being buttoned or unbuttoned when the wearer is ‘standing.’

    There are too many other factors that come into play…the person, their comfort in the jacket, the cut…

    Rules are meant to be broken (in this case).q

  49. citizen

    August 2, 2007 at 3:38 am

    agreed. nice action shot. :)

  50. Anonymous

    August 2, 2007 at 7:15 am

    What chiara at 4:35 PM said…

    (well, it just “sounds” good even if I don’t understand a word…)

    – desertwind

  51. ek

    August 2, 2007 at 10:47 am

    Yes, button your jacket when standing. What’s more important though, is to look comfortable and wear the suit. Not enough American men appear to like wearing suits, and it shows in their posture and on their faces.

  52. Anonymous

    August 2, 2007 at 12:20 pm

    I’m agree.
    He looks elegant with the italian style.

  53. sophistagoth

    August 2, 2007 at 1:36 pm

    Yes, I too agree that a jacket looks best when buttoned. I must say that this suit looks absolutely superb! Slim-fit is the way to go indeed! Cheers!

  54. Anonymous

    August 2, 2007 at 3:08 pm

    That guy can do anything he wants. Lord almighty, I feel my temperature rising!

  55. D. Kay

    August 2, 2007 at 9:08 pm

    Yes. That is one rule that always applies. The only exception is a slim 3-piecer.

  56. Anonymous

    August 3, 2007 at 2:06 pm

    He’s sexy!

  57. Off The Cuff

    August 3, 2007 at 4:57 pm

    Absolute coolness.

  58. Anonymous

    August 3, 2007 at 10:21 pm

    i envy you

  59. Anonymous

    August 4, 2007 at 3:00 pm

    Men take note. Your suits are too baggy. Just because you have to wear a suit as a business uniform doesn’t mean that you have to abandon your sexy.

    Always get your suits tailored just a BIT snugger than you think you should. It may even motivate you to stay trim.

  60. sandman_gr

    August 6, 2007 at 9:43 am

    I agree – standing means a buttoned jacket, sitting means unbuttoning.
    And a trick on trying on a new jacket:make the move with the arm as if trying to hold on to a handle in a bus – if the jacket looks good and feels right at this awkward angle, it is perfect.

  61. Anonymous

    August 6, 2007 at 10:41 am

    Was a great surprise to find a friend of mine in a photoshot like this……he dress an ISAIA suit..

  62. ruby tuesday

    August 7, 2007 at 5:12 am


  63. Anonymous

    August 7, 2007 at 9:08 pm

    Ummm…harmless? I would be defenseless in his presence.

  64. Anonymous

    August 9, 2007 at 5:22 am

    the pants are perfect,

    but the sunnies are a bit rich.

  65. Anonymous

    August 11, 2007 at 11:27 am

    Way too much cuff!

  66. Anonymous

    August 13, 2007 at 4:13 pm

    MtM Specialist of Gianluca Isaia!
    always dress like this

  67. Anonymous

    December 1, 2007 at 12:23 pm

    THis look is flawless this is so hard body it not funny!!!!! he is killin it SHARP

  68. Marianna

    March 6, 2008 at 10:44 am

    I love love LOVE this! Almost love at first sight.

  69. Brandon

    March 31, 2008 at 12:14 am

    Love all that pocket square

  70. Valentina

    October 15, 2011 at 9:29 am

    I think, not always!
    some men with unbuttoned jackets look just fine, as well
    some are beautifully dressed just by using jackets, in fact, I think that ´s the only way men should dress ever

  71. Rodrigo

    January 14, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    One word , SEXY ….

  72. Arif

    June 14, 2014 at 10:48 pm


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