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June 25, 2007

Yes Men

Filed under: Glasses,Grooming,Men's Fashion,Shirts,Suits,Tailoring,Ties,Trousers — Izzy @ 6:11 pm

The Sartorialist took some great photos at Pitti Uomo, the famous men’s ready-to-wear show in Milan. 

This distinguished-looking, no doubt Italian gentleman is casual but debonair in an unconstructed jacket that appears to be made of linen and/or cotton.

unconstructed brown jacket

Accoutered in a peak-lapelled suit of sumptuous cloth, Valentino CEO Matteo Marzotto looks like the merchant prince he is.  (Note how the color of his pocket square pops out.)

Valentino CEO Matteo Marzotto

And GQ deputy editor Michael Hainey show you can get away with a too-tight jacket when it’s clearly intentional.  (The hair helps, too.)

GQ deputy editor Michael Hainey


  1. Alack. No. I fear I disagree; Mr. Hainey may be all sorts of au courant, but … his jacket is too small for him. It may resonate with daring GQ readers, but my female reaction is that he borrowed his adolescent son’s jacket for some inscrutable, though doubtless necessary, reason.

    Comment by Penelope's Web — June 25, 2007 @ 6:18 pm

  2. “And GQ deputy editor Michael Hainey show you can get away with a too-tight jacket when it’s clearly intentional. (The hair helps, too.)”

    With respect, Iz: No, you can’t get away with it. His jacket says “Momma, I told you this wasn’t wash and wear!”

    And his hair only helps if he is trying to get on his high school’s A/V committee.

    You’re other two selections are quite good and you are to be commended for them.

    Comment by Anonymous — June 28, 2007 @ 11:08 am

  3. Hainey’s jacket looks ridiculous. It most certainly does not work. If you have to know who someone is in order to know whether their clothing is fashionable, then their clothing isn’t fashionable.

    Comment by Jeff the Baptist — June 28, 2007 @ 1:10 pm

  4. Actually Manolo, I’ve been at Pitti, and it’s not in Milan, it’s in Florence. Once upon a time Florence was the place in which the italian fashion became the today style juggernaut. It all started with the first defilee at Palazzo Pitti, a big renaissance palazzo which inspired the Versailles architects. Today the Florence fashion fair (mostly focused on man’s fashion: Pitti Uomo) takes place in a big fair complex, but it’s still called “Pitti”. Later from then the fashion circus has developed mostly in the Milan area, but the fashion system is widespread all over Italy. Florence is the headquarter of non-milan company such as Gucci, Ferragamo, Cavalli, Scervino etc. I’ve been boring enough. But hey, this is my first comment on the Manolo blog!
    Manolo rules!

    Comment by BERGMAN — June 29, 2007 @ 9:05 pm

  5. I love the way Marzotto dresses, especially the natural, sloping shoulders. Why praise his style and yet say in the post below that men with sloping shoulders need padding?

    Comment by James — March 19, 2008 @ 2:42 am

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