Stylish people on the streets of Italy and Paris

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by TheHoff, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. academe

    academe Senior member

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    IMO it is more a fit issue than a cash issue.

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    That's possible... I think the clothes available in the market are also different. We used to live in the US and now live in the UK; we've generally found that low- to mid-range brands are better cut than their equivalents in the US, because consumers demand more.
     


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    photos=[​IMG]

    more, more, more, please.
     


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    Fantastic street photography! Looks like you have an abundance of interesting material to shoot.
     


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    Awesome!!! Well done! I like the whole candid angle... keep going!
     


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    I think you can get a lot of good pics on Sunday when people are dressed for Church. The older men are especially stylish (and probably don`t spend much at all).
     


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    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    I don't mean to be difficult, but I don't find these people particularly stylish. Their clothes certainly look comfortable and lived-in--which certainly counts for something--but I don't see any evidence of significantly better taste over your average American.

    Very nice photos though. You've definitely captured what it feels like to be in Italy.
     




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    I don't mean to be difficult, but I don't find these people particularly stylish. Their clothes certainly look comfortable and lived-in--which certainly counts for something--but I don't see any evidence of significantly better taste over your average American.

    Very nice photos though. You've definitely captured what it feels like to be in Italy.


    +1 not specially stylish people but great pictures.
     


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    I don't mean to be difficult, but I don't find these people particularly stylish. Their clothes certainly look comfortable and lived-in--which certainly counts for something--but I don't see any evidence of significantly better taste over your average American.

    Very nice photos though. You've definitely captured what it feels like to be in Italy.


    +1 not specially stylish people but great pictures.
     


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    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Great pics. My wife and I made a similar trip in Nov-Dec 2005. We enjoyed the hospitality of the Italians the most. I look forward to seeing more.
     


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    Also, I think there are generally stricter dress codes (unspoken or otherwise) in the workplace.

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    TheHoff Senior member

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    Thanks, fellas.

    I don't mean to be difficult, but I don't find these people particularly stylish.

    That isn't being difficult; I agree for the most part. I think the overall experience has colored my opinions. I've certainly seen better dressed people than those that I photographed. I've gone back through my shots and I've pulled out a few more stylish individuals even if the photos aren't as strong. (Also included, more shots in general...)


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    And a few from Paris... not so high on the stylish scale, surprisingly:


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    One from Firenze. Lovely old city but I probably won't return. I can't believe the amount of tourists! (and we're not going to Rome or Venice, but I didn't realize Florence was the same way)


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    ^^^ The last guy looks like he came right out of a Ben Silver catalog . . . literally:
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    If anything can be said, I think it's that more people in Italy are willing to try when it comes to style. But a lot of them just wind up looking odd. When I was there, there were standouts, but not that frequently. They were typically old men who didn't look like they were even trying and just wearing 'that old jacket', or more middle-aged men (30+ years old) with more studied and carefully executed outfits. I rarely ever saw younger men dressed well (to me, at least).
     


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    ^^^ The last guy looks like he came right out of a Ben Silver catalog . . . literally:
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    If anything can be said, I think it's that more people in Italy are willing to try when it comes to style. But a lot of them just wind up looking odd. When I was there, there were standouts, but not that frequently. They were typically old men who didn't look like they were even trying and just wearing 'that old jacket', or more middle-aged men (30+ years old) with more studied and carefully executed outfits. I rarely ever saw younger men dressed well (to me, at least).


    I'm inclined to agree but there's no doubt in Italy the style of men overall is way ahead of here. The last guy (who looks a bit like me btw) is fantastic. Trad but with it somehow. Finally I must say a word in praise of the signora in the first pic. She looked very stylish as well as sexy. The men are a mixed bag.
     


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    Nice photos. Are you looking to supplant the Sartorialist? [​IMG] My favorite is the b&w photo of a man standing beside a row bikes.

    His coat is way too big, but there is a certain dignity about him.

    Great photos.

    I always marvel at how in many parts of Europe most people on the street seem to look great, regardless of age. Maybe it's because of a lot of oversized and unflattering clothing I see on folks here in the US, but I'm always taken by how most people seem to be dressed well in various parts of Europe.


    I honestly have no idea where this comes from. When I was in Europe, people dressed a little differently, but I never thought it was any better. There are tons of poorly dressed people in Europe, too.

    I don't mean to be difficult, but I don't find these people particularly stylish. Their clothes certainly look comfortable and lived-in--which certainly counts for something--but I don't see any evidence of significantly better taste over your average American.

    Very nice photos though. You've definitely captured what it feels like to be in Italy.


    Agreed, on all points.
     


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