I asked all of my close friends what I should bring them from Italy. Many of the ragazzi responded, “bring me an Italian hottie!” As I appreciate the Sartorialist Blog, I camped out Friday at lunchtime to take a few shots with a telephoto lens at the base of the Spanish Steps. I wish I could edit, zoom and crop, but these are the raw pics.
I am sure I have seen this gent before, he is the head of some major house; dang…..why don’t the guys in the U.S. look like this!
Enfin, a grimace, but he was not looking at me….chubby tie, blue lenses, perfect scruff;…setting the standard….
Italian men love hair in the wind, scarves, aviators…..
I saw these kinds of scarves in Florence for $500. Again, lots of hair, better to run your fingers through~
Italian hair, intaglio pinkie ring and perfect suit, with two buttons on the sleeve….
I have many photos of this guy, in perfect khaki style with tuxedo stripe on the pant; he was on the phone back and forth for 45 minutes…..note again the facial scruff…..
It seems the best accessory for an Italian man is a cell phone. Even the police are on the phone!
This guy had two phones ringing at the same time. Do I answer this one?
Or this one?
There was little hands-free, Italians love the phone pressed to their ear~
Outside of the Gucci store down the block they were on the phone and posing while on break...they knew I was taking their photo and loved it...dang don’t they look great! And they know it.
There was a little theatrical nature as well, with a “Roman” among the crowd, for photo ops….
While we are discussing the men of Rome, let’s not forget the Swiss Guard at the Vatican. This gracious Guard spoke perfect French, Italian and English. Even in those yellow and purple tights~
I welcome a return to the classics; to dressing in three piece suits. Don’t these men look great? This is not France, this is not the U.S.; welcome to Italy~
Oh and lest you think I only shot pics of men, they were the stars, but there were women such as this; how does she manage the cobblestones? I do not know, but she was the top….
I took so many photos, these are but a few. The expression, the gestes…. the scarves and sunglasses….
Young or old, the Roman men exude style….
Don't forget to check my post yesterday with a fantastic French Hat Giveaway......