The beautiful kitsch of Dolce & Gabbana’s Fall 2017 Menswear

I’ve been a lifelong fan of Dolce & Gabbana… my folks dressed me in it as a child and it’s among the first labels I remember buying when I started shopping for myself. Their clothes all fit so well and last forever, the excess of embellishment juxtaposing clean, modern silhouettes is exactly my taste and, well, their ad’s are always on point. Furthermore, as a lover of the type of romanticized history the brand bases it’s designs on, I don’t think I’m going to be jumping ship anytime soon.

Following several seasons of in-depth explorations of traditional Italian themes, the Fall 2017 “The New Princes” collection was a slightly more toned down continuation of their recent offerings. Featuring fall’s darker colours, beautifully crafted embellishment and a level of comical kitsch that was on the verge of being too much- but wasn’t. With over 100 looks covering everything from formal, lounge and sportswear to stuffed animal backpacks and embroidered heraldic beasts, there was something for every taste. It was a playful offering, sure to bring out the child in any man.

The overwhelming media attention has focused on the show’s models- superstar millennials Cameron Dallas, Tinie Tempah, Chen Xue Dong, the Stallone sisters, Sofia Richie and others walked among a sprinkling of actual (super)models Lucky Blue Smith, Oliver Cheshire, Aurelien Muller and the like, but for me, the clothes stole the show. True- a good model is entertaining and a star like Naomi Campbell can leave a viewer awestruck, but I look at runway shows so I can see what I want to buy. So, that’s what we’ll be focusing on here.

First of all, I love the embellished metallic suits and coats. The Dolce & Gabbana Alta Sartoria fall 2015 show premiered a literal suit of gold that closed the show in every sense, but this season’s less embellished versions were no less showstopping. The gold, blue and black jacquard suit worn by Tinie Tempah, a gold and red patterned three piece and another in black velvet covered with small golden crowns were my favourites, but really, I like them all. A beautifully tailored gold and black overcoat shown over pinstriped pants and red velvet slippers was another favourite, as was a bronze, gold and black Asian-inspired paisley patterned suit. Yes, they’re not really for regular wear, but I’d definitely wear them to all sorts of parties and club nights as shown, or with other clothing.

Even the darkest non-glittery suits and outerwear were cut of uber luxurious fabrics and were so well tailored that they definitely deserve mention- Cameron Dallas’ show opening deep purple and black number, another of black embriodery, Lucky Blue’s heavy wool coat and all of the looks sent out for the show’s final walk.

Embellished sweaters were another highlight and were definitely where a lot of the show’s kitsch showed up. All manner of snarling beast, heraldic symbols, skeletons, crowned cartoon faces, a ferocious bear sweater with one furry arm and more strutted down the catwalk in Milan. To many, it’s a lot. To me- perfect! I love all the early Renaissance looking animals, Barberini gold bees and endless crowns. Even the pop art caricatures of Domenico and Stefano that were added to a button down jacket were great. True, the stuffed toy looking backpacks and hoodie were too much- and you won’t see them here, but I didn’t mind them on the runway. Though this is coming from someone with closets full of just as kitsch-y clothes, I think Dolce & Gabbana straddled the playful line perfectly.

Printed polo and silk shirts and black ruffle-fronted shirts were also outstanding and beautifully carried the Renaissance theme. The ruffled shirts were mostly shown with embellished suits and somehow didn’t at all seem out of place.

Then there were some pieces that didn’t really fit in, but I very much liked. First was a camel coat that was beautifully tailored and had a pair of embroidered knights in a square off on the chest. The length and fit on this are exceptional. Then there was a beautiful gold edged, oversized black wool tunic that has an intricate coat of arms on the front and wine red quilted lining that I will DEFINITELY be getting. It was shown over a red velvet hoodie with grey pants and looked extremely comfortable. Finally the brilliant yellow blazer and brocade, lion embroidered bomber jacket stood out among the darker shades of the rest of the collection and were definite high points. As were the pants with armor shaped fabric additions at the ankle that were shown in many colours and fabrics throughout the lineup.

Finally, you can’t talk about Dolce & Gabbana and not mention the shoes and accessories. Let’s just say I like all. Shoe wise, the label’s coveted velvet slippers were in full force and were all beautifully detailed, but the simplest boots and formal shoes were just as good. I wish they had sent a good pair of slim toe-d oxfords down the runway because I’m not a fan of boxy, rounded shoes, but even these were of obviously excellent quality. The jewelry and bags shown (minus the animal ones) were great too, and of special note was the style and number of slim bowties that appeared.

Style wise, multiple signet rings and layers of chains turned the models into modern princes and are very easy additions that bring that catwalk style into your personal wardrobe. I’ve been rocking exactly that look for years, but I think I’m going to add a few more. Dolce & Gabbana is all about that lux, so head to toe, the models exuded wealth and a certain polished joie de vivre.

It was great.

Image credits: cover photo- Dolce & Gabbana’s official Instagram page, all others via Vogue.com

My best,

Estevan

SIDEWALK SAUNTER

Colourful, comfortable and beautiful, the Paris shows were as cool as these sisters. Also look at their Louis Vuitton bags- they're mini replicas of the label's trunks! Image - harpersbazaar.com

Colourful, comfortable and beautiful, the Paris shows were as cool as these sisters. Also look at their Louis Vuitton bags- they’re mini replicas of the label’s trunks!
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Il est Saunter Trottoir, mode Paris semaine édition! The spring/ summer 2017 shows at the City of Lights have just closed and the fashion world is taking a much deserved (though short) rest. There’s no rest here at Sidewalk Saunter though, because the streets of Paris were aglitter with amazing street style during the shows.

Let’s get right into it!

Olivia Palermo in Valentino. Olivia really came lout to kill for these shows and you'll see her throughout this post. I like all the rich colours she's wearing. Image - harpersbazaar.com

Olivia Palermo in Valentino. Olivia really came lout to kill for these shows and you’ll see her throughout this post. I like all the rich colours she’s wearing.
Image – harpersbazaar.com

Great coat! Look at the tailoring and finishing.  Image - harpersbazaar.com

Great coat! Look at the tailoring and finishing.
Image – harpersbazaar.com

Really like this fella's whole get up, especially his red sweater and slightly oversized coat.  Image - gq-magazine.co.uk

Really like this fella’s whole get up, especially his red sweater and slightly oversized coat.
Image – gq-magazine.co.uk

She's a showstopper with that bright sweater that looks like a Caribbean summer day, and pleated silver skirt.  Image - harpersbazzar.com

She’s a showstopper with that bright sweater that looks like a Caribbean summer day, and pleated silver skirt.
Image – harpersbazzar.com

Mannn what a great coat and backpack! The aviators are pretty cool too. Image - gq-magazine.co.uk

Mannn what a great coat and backpack! The aviators are pretty cool too.
Image – gq-magazine.co.uk

I really like the colours in her look. There are really only three- white, black and the orange in the print on her blouse. Her accessories are great too. Image - tumblr.com

I really like the colours in her look. There are really only three- white, black and the orange in the print on her blouse. Her accessories are great too.
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There's something old Hollywood about this beautiful woman with her colour-blocked coat, red lips and blonde waves.  Image - vogue.com

There’s something old Hollywood about this beautiful woman with her colour-blocked coat, red lips and blonde waves.
Image – vogue.com

There's another old Hollywood something about this picture and the dapper gent in it. I really like the whole look and the jaunty hat.  Image - gq-magazine.co.uk

There’s another old Hollywood something about this picture and the dapper gent in it. I really like the whole look and the jaunty hat.
Image – gq-magazine.co.uk

This girl is everything haha! Love the colour of her pants and her silver jacket, but that shady expression steals the show. Image - harpersbazzar.com

This girl is everything haha! Love the colour of her pants and her silver jacket, but her shady expression steals the show.
Image – harpersbazzar.com

Ok this isn't the best style picture, but I like it and his velvet slippers.  Image - gq-magazine.co.uk

Ok this isn’t the best style picture, but I like it and his velvet slippers.
Image – gq-magazine.co.uk

Olivia Palermo and her model husband Johannes Heubl both looking dapper, They're kind of matching aren't they. Image - harpersbazzar.com

Olivia Palermo and her model husband Johannes Heubl both looking dapper, They’re kind of matching aren’t they.
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Killing. It. Black and white done right. Her jumper makes her look so tall and the striped ruffled jacket draped on her shoulders makes the look outstanding. Image - harpersbazzar.com

Killing. It. Black and white done right. Her jumper makes her look so tall and the striped ruffled jacket draped on her shoulders makes the look outstanding.
Image – harpersbazzar.com

Who would have thought that paisley and studs would work as well as they do here! What a great jacket! Image - harpersbazzar.com

Who would have thought that paisley and studs would work as well as they do here! What a great jacket!
Image – harpersbazzar.com

I like this guy's sweater! Camel and black always look good together and in this piece, they're really working well. I like his metallic and white Gucci shoes too. Image - gq-magazine.co.uk

I like this guy’s sweater! Camel and black always look good together and in this piece, they’re really working well. I like his metallic and white Gucci shoes too.
Image – gq-magazine.co.uk

They both look great. I like both of their shoes and the woman's coat. Image - gq-magazine.co.uk

They both look great. I like both of their shoes and the woman’s coat.
Image – gq-magazine.co.uk

I'm into all the light shades in this guy's look and the quality of his knit sweater. Look at it's neckline.  Image - gq-magazine.co.uk

I’m into all the light shades in this guy’s look and the quality of his knit sweater. Look at it’s neckline.
Image – gq-magazine.co.uk

Ending today with Olivia Palermo looking so great in her black outfit, burgundy fringe bag and cool as hell sunglasses. Olivia wasn't playing at the Paris shows! Image - harpersbazzar.com

Ending today with Olivia Palermo looking so great in her black outfit, burgundy fringe bag and cool as hell sunglasses. Olivia wasn’t playing at the Paris shows!
Image – harpersbazzar.com

My best,

Estevan

SIDEWALK SAUNTER

Sexy day wear at the Milan s/s 2017 shows. Image - Phil Oh for vogue.com

Sexy club wear at the Milan s/s 2017 shows

It’s the end of the S/S 2017 shows in Milan and apart from all of the mesmerizing fashion that has been seen on the runways, the street style has also been amazing! I’ve said before that you can’t beat Italian style for it’s cool sexiness and this fashion week has proved that.

Chiara Ferragni in an amazing sheer Roberto Cavalli gown, showing it off as something so beautiful should be. She looks amazing.
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Chiara Ferragni in Roberto Cavalli.
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A pair of great jeans and a well fitting blazer really need to be in every man's wardrobe. The off white shirt works perfectly with the blazer's colour, while this gent's accessories complete his look perfectly.  Image - thesartorealist.com

A pair of great jeans and a well fitting blazer really need to be in every man’s wardrobe. The off white shirt works perfectly with the blazer’s colour, while this gent’s accessories complete his look perfectly.
Image – thesartorealist.com

The ladies definitely won the Milan style game and have taken over this week’s Sidewalk Saunter. From fine gowns to sexy club wear, the women of the Milan s/s 2017 wore them all to perfection and provided excellent style sources for women the world over. Yet it’s their day-wear options that really steal the show- look at the fit and all the little touches throughout so many of these women’s looks… so great.

Carlo Sestini Branca in Loro Piana and Zina Charkoplia in Philosophy. Both look great, but Zina's stealing the limelight in her ruffled blue number.  Image - Instagram.com

Carlo Sestini Branca in Loro Piana and Zina Charkoplia in Philosophy. Both look great, but Zina’s stealing the limelight in her ruffled blue number.
Image – Instagram.com

Black and brown are not supposed to be complimentary colours, but this stylish woman shows how wrong that is.  Image - nymag.com

Black and brown are not supposed to be complimentary colours, but this stylish woman shows how wrong that is.
Image – nymag.com

the colours and patterns in this print are so striking, but her fringed cobalt bag is just as stand-out.  Image - elle.com

the colours and patterns in this print are so striking, but her fringed cobalt bag is just as stand-out.
Image – elle.com

Rising supermodel sisters Bella and Gigi Hadid stroll into a show looking flawless. According to Ana, this is how she and our sister Jacqueline stroll anywhere. It's a sister thing... Anyway, Bella's outfit, on that figure, with that attitude, is where it's at. Image - Phil Oh for vogue.com

Rising supermodel sisters Bella and Gigi Hadid stroll into a show looking flawless. According to Ana, this is how she and our sister Jacqueline stroll anywhere. It’s a sister thing… Anyway, Bella’s outfit, on that figure, with that attitude, is where it’s at.
Image – Phil Oh for vogue.com

I really, really like this gent's look. It's comfortable and stylish and the deep colours and modern cuts are easy to wear from day to night. The round sunglasses are pretty hot too.  Image - thesartorealist.com

I really, really like this gent’s look. It’s comfortable and stylish and the deep colours and modern cuts are easy to wear from day to night. The round sunglasses are pretty hot too.
Image – thesartorealist.com

Bright and colourful with a cool hemline and zipper. She could have done without the t-shirt beneath, but I get it. Cool. Image - nymag.com

Bright and colourful with a cool hemline and zipper. She could have done without the t-shirt beneath, but I get it. Cool.
Image – nymag.com

Black is always classic and can look amazing pretty easily, but this lady's dress has modern silhouettes and proportions while fitting her like a golves- and it looks great! Her minimalist gold necklace and cool haircut elevate the look. Image - nymag.com

Black is always classic and can look amazing pretty easily, but this lady’s dress has modern silhouettes and proportions while fitting her like a golves- and it looks great! Her minimalist gold necklace and cool haircut elevate the look.
Image – nymag.com

Two examples of great ornamentation and I like both equally. The neon lobster on the black dress to the right is cool and modern, and contrasts with the much more traditional embroidered cranes to it's left. Apart from their cool outfits, both if these women look amazing. Image - Phil Oh for vogue.com

Two examples of great ornamentation and I like both equally. The neon lobster on the black dress to the right is cool and modern, and contrasts with the much more traditional embroidered cranes to it’s left. Apart from their cool outfits, both if these women look amazing.
Image – Phil Oh for vogue.com

Wonderful in white with a great colourful bag and the attitude of a star. I'm sure she took the Marni show by storm! Image - nymag.com

Wonderful in white with a great colourful bag and the attitude of a star. I’m sure she took the Marni show by storm!
Image – nymag.com

Supermodel Jourdan Dunn flashing a smile on the way to a show. Beautiful! Image - Phil Oh for vogue.com

Supermodel Jourdan Dunn flashing a smile on the way to a show. Beautiful!
Image – Phil Oh for vogue.com

This woman's blouse is like a painting and I'm here for it. Plus it's plain cool with it's cuffs and voluminous sleeves. That with her very fitted jeans and long 70-s hair is amazing.  Image - nymag.com

This woman’s blouse is like a painting and I’m here for it. Plus it’s plain cool with it’s cuffs and voluminous sleeves. That with her very fitted jeans and long 70-s hair is amazing.
Image – nymag.com

Ok, this woman’s skirt and that bike wheel maybe aren’t the best pairing, but it’s a good image. Image – nymag.com” class=”size-medium” /> Ok, this woman’s skirt and that bike wheel maybe aren’t the best pairing, but it’s a good image.
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I wish I could find a larger version of this picture because Carlo's wearing the hell out of that denim jumpsuit and leather jacket. Image - instagram.com

I wish I could find a larger version of this picture because Carlo’s wearing the hell out of that denim jumpsuit and leather jacket.
Image – instagram.com

I feel like I could definitely party with them. I love the girl's comfortable hang-out look and great hair and I'd wear everything the fella has on. I'm currently growing out his cool haircut too.  Image - Phil Oh for vogue.com

I feel like I could definitely party with them. I love the girl’s comfortable hang-out look and great hair and I’d wear everything the fella has on. I’m currently growing out his cool haircut too.
Image – Phil Oh for vogue.com

This man's shirt is so great with that pattern that's almost like a book illustration. His sunglasses are great and although I don't usually care for huge monogrammed belt buckles, his works.  Image - nymag.com

This man’s shirt is so great with that pattern that’s almost like a book illustration. His sunglasses are great and although I don’t usually care for huge monogrammed belt buckles, his works.
Image – nymag.com

Overall, the street style this past week was of excellent quality. Whether seen from afar or up close, these looks are all completely on point.

Let's end with Chiara Ferragni killing it again in an oversized silver cable- knit and short shirt. Her look's so simple but effective. Image - elle.com

Let’s end with Chiara Ferragni killing it again in an oversized silver cable- knit and short shirt. Her look’s so simple but effective.
Image – elle.com

My best,

Estevan

The Colourful World Of Printed Men’s Shirts

Dolce & Gabbana. Image - thefashionisto.com

Dolce & Gabbana. Image – thefashionisto.com

Gone are the days of only simple patterns and solid colours.

Dolce & Gabbana. Image - theimpression.com

Dolce & Gabbana. Image – theimpression.com

A few years ago, we saw the meteoric rise of Florence’s Pitti Uomo menswear shows to the top of the fashion world. Helped in a large part by the colourful outfits worn by show and event attendees, Pitti is and was a breath of fresh air. Called “peacocking”, the world’s dandies strutted for the fashion press in outfits of colours and combinations that dazzled- and helped bring a shift in everyday menswear away from the more sombre tones we’d all gotten accustomed to. As a bit of a dandy myself, I think it’s great!

Prada. Image - cdn-img.instyle.com

Prada. Image – cdn-img.instyle.com

Prada. Image - pinterest.com

Prada. Image – pinterest.com

Dolce & Gabbana. Image - daman.co.id

Dolce & Gabbana. Image – daman.co.id

Truthfully, Pitti wasn’t the sole influencer in this shift. The rise of social media and style stars, street and pop art influenced urban wear that saw collaborations with avant-garde artists and top fashion brands (think of the Louis Vuitton/ Takashi Murakami collaboration), the rise in awareness of traditional and non-Western fashions and cultures (especially traditionall Italian and Asian), the constant evolution of fashion as a whole… all helped, but images from Pitti put this change squarely before our eyes. It wasn’t long before beautiful, colourful clothing and patterns appeared on the runways and among the fashion crowd. With the the s/s 2017 shows well underway, I’d say colourful men’s clothing is definitely becoming mainstream, and it’s the bright showstopping shirts that are making the biggest splash.

Dolce & Gabbana. Image - theimpression.com

Dolce & Gabbana. Image – theimpression.com

Dolce & Gabbana. Image - theimpression.com

Dolce & Gabbana. Image – theimpression.com

Prada.  Image - tumblr.com

Prada. Image – tumblr.com

Now there have been labels and collections with amazing printed shirts for ages (Versace, Cavalli and the like), but the first I remember was a Prada offering (above) in a 2012 show. Off white and covered with 50’s-esque illustrations of people doing things, it was fresh, bright and memorable. Now, these themes are all the rage and Prada is still leading the pack with almost kitschy awesomeness in its “Impossible True Love” shirt, where an airman kisses Cleopatra under a starry sky. It’s bright. It’s cool. It’s almost like wearing a fancy comic book page and I really like it.

Prada's Impossible True Love tunic shirt. Image - tumblr.com

Prada’s Impossible True Love tunic shirt. Image – tumblr.com

Jeremy Scott. Image - tumblr.com

Jeremy Scott. Image – tumblr.com

Valentino Cosmos printed shirt. Image - niemanmarcus.com

Valentino Cosmos printed shirt. Image – niemanmarcus.com

Dolce & Gabbana, Tom Ford, Marni, Valentino, Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton… all are presenting amazing pieces. Jeremy Scott and Y-3 have examples with a hot street edge. Versace, Cavalli and Gucci continue with lush Italian designs printed on silk that make you think of party nights in Monaco or Sardenia. Brazilian label Desigual has designs with a tropical, really Brazilian, lightness. Basically… there are amazing examples to be found, so gents, join the trend!

Prada. Image - thesartorealist.com

Prada. Image – thesartorealist.com

Prada. Image - pinterest.com

Prada. Image – pinterest.com

Dolce & Gabbana. Image - instagram.com

Dolce & Gabbana. Image – instagram.com

My favourites are from Dolce & Gabbana’s collections. Their rich colours, almost over-embellishment and renaissance inspired designs throughout their menswear collections have always appealed to me. I love them. Hell, I’m wearing one of their shirts right now (though it’s just simple black)! Their campaigns are also great style inspirations for the gent looking to try a truly Italian luxury look.

Dolce & Gabbana. Image - thefashionisto.com

Dolce & Gabbana. Image – thefashionisto.com

Dolce & Gabbana. Image - dolcegabbana.com

Dolce & Gabbana. Image – dolcegabbana.com

Dolce & Gabbana. Image - pinterest.com

Dolce & Gabbana. Image – pinterest.com

Other favourites are the Asian inspired designs and rich colours at Louis Vuitton and the blue and white patterns at Prada that resemble old Dutch tiles. I also like Prada’s tunic-like shapes that look really breezy and comfortable.

Louis Vuitton. Image - tumblr.com

Louis Vuitton. Image – tumblr.com

Louis Vuitton. Image - vogue.com

Louis Vuitton. Image – vogue.com

Prada. Image - tumblr.com

Prada. Image – tumblr.com

If you’re wondering how to wear them, I’d say either go full Pitti- all out with an entire outfit of colours and patterns, or make your shirt the highlight of your look by keeping your trousers and accessories sombre. I usually wear mine with either dark blue or black jeans, trousers or shorts, black shoes and if I’m wearing a jacket, it’ll be black or navy blue.

Marni. Image - thesartorealist.com

Marni. Image – thesartorealist.com

Dolce & Gabbana. Image - instagram.com

Dolce & Gabbana. Image – instagram.com

Dolce & Gabbana Alta Sartoria. Image - tumblr.com

Dolce & Gabbana Alta Sartoria. Image – tumblr.com

What do you guys think? Colourful printed shirts- yes or no? I’m certainly enjoying the trend.
My best,

Estevan

Sidewalk Saunter- Film Festival Edition.

Alicia Vikander & Michael Fassbender. Image- thefix.nine.com.au

These definitely aren’t sidewalks, but a lot of sauntering is going on. From August 31st to September 10th 2016, at the beautiful Lido di Venezia, the 73rd Venice International Film Festival is the highlight of the entertainment world. Organized by La Biennale di Venezia, the Venice Film Festival is the just as white tie- but slightly older, Italian equivalent of the famous Festival de Cannes that’s held in May at the seaside French Riviera town. Some of the world’s most gifted film makers, directors, actors, designers and models have gathered at The Floating City for the event, and they’ve definitely dressed for the occasion.

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Jake Gyllenhaal looking cool and stylish for a daytime premiere.
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Whenever stars, media coverage of the highest level and warm European resort spots converge, the fashion is generally top notch. So far, the Venice Film Festival attendees haven’t disappointed, and from the city’s famous canals to the streets, red carpets and parties, the stars are heightening their style game with great looks. Some, like Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Jake Gyllenhaal and Barbara Palvin rocked multiple great looks that are on this list, but there’s been a wealth of style inspiration going on- and the festival still runs for some days! Let’s highlight a few standouts.

Diane Kruger in a silver embroidered, ivory white gown.
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Jeremy Renner, Amy Adams, and Darren Le Gallo arriving at a premiere. I love how 1950’s this image looks.
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Barbara Palvin arrives at the 73rd Venice Film Festival.
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Director Francesco Carrozzini and his mother Franca Sozzani, Italian Vogue’s editor-in-chief at the premiere of Francesco’s documentary on the extraordinary life of his mother. I think both look amazing… Italian high style at its finest.
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Model Eva Herzigova at her hotel before the Franca: Chaos and Creations premiere. Not so much a style shot, but I think Eva and this picture are so sexy.
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Aaron Taylor-Johnson in one of his cool festival looks. His look is also definitely attainable by most men- it’s just a simple (but very well made) black shirt and pant combo.
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Aaron Taylor-Johnson in Tom ford at the designer/film maker’s premiere of his second film, ‘Nocturnal Animals’. Taylor-Johnson is also on the film’s cast.
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Director Sam Taylor-Johnson and Aaron Taylor-Johnson with Aaron in great look #3. Beautiful couple.
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Dakota Fanning looking really great on her arrival to the Festival.
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Michael Fassbender & Alicia Vikander at The Light Between Oceans’ premiere. Michael’s blue suit and tie are great for this daytime event. Also note the fit of his suit.
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Model Barbara Palvin looks stunning in Philosophy. I love her.
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Andrew Garfield waits on a yacht before a Film Festival event. Great sunglasses.
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Tom Ford, Amy Adams & Jake Gyllenhaal at a press event for Tom Ford’s ‘Nocturnal Animals’. All are easy, breezy, coolness for the not too formal event.
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Designer/ film maker Tom Ford in Tom Ford for his red carpet premiere of ‘Nocturnal Animals’. Tom is always dresses to the nines, but his slightly askew bow tie, jeweled studs and white pocket square are great!
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Paz Vega looking amazing in Ralph & Russo.
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Emma Stone in Atelier Versace at the ‘La La Land’ premiere.
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Style star and designer Chiara Ferragni in Philosophy.
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Just one more of Babs because… why not.
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SIDEWALK SAUNTER

Cool hair, sunglasses, black t-shirt and an amazing jacket. The guy on the left’s looking pretty suave too, but the one on the right? THAT’S what you wear to a show.
Paris, June 2016. Image- thefashionspot.com

Oh belle Paris! Epicenter of the fashion world… and quite possibly my favorite city, the French capital just wrapped up a week of amazing Men’s SS 2017 shows. Down the runways to the sidewalk, the fashion was on fire with models, socialites and attendees bringing their best style games.

Model Nykhor Paul looking very tall in fitted jeans, a great blouse and a cool, primary colored bag. Beautiful.
Paris, June 2016. Image- gettyimages.com

For this Sidewalk Saunter, let’s focus on some style stars of the Paris SS 2017 Men’s shows!

Cool. Plain and simple.
Paris, June 2016. Image- thefashionspot.com

One comment on the overall trend of the Paris Men’s shows street style scene- color was everywhere. In every way and aspect, shades from the brightest neons to deepest blacks were trotted out on the city’s fashion crowd. I think it’s great!

It’s all about this dapper gent’s colorful Gucci jacket and sunglasses.
Paris, June 2016. Image- thefashionspot.com

Model and style maven Ursini Gysi chose to wear a rainbow on her dress and we all love it. She looks bright and happy looking!
Paris, June 2016. Image- styledumonde.com

A beautifully pregnant Kaya Scodelario and Benjamin Walker wore Valentino to the shows. She looks stunning and that dress is a work of art!
Paris, June, 2016. Image- Phil Oh for Vogue.com

Androgyny at it’s best. I think the dark tones of her clothing against her pale skin and red hair look great.
Paris, June 2016. Image- Phil Oh for Vogue.com

Azza Yousif (left) in some great maroon slacks and some amazing knits. That yellow and blue cardigan (Missoni?) is one of the best I’ve seen in a while.
Paris, June 2016. Image- Phil Oh for Vogue.com

Head to toe, this young man has a great look. His obvious swagger and all those chains are 90’s rap video cool. The beautiful girl behind has a great jacket too.
Paris, June 2016. Image- Phil Oh for Vogue.com

Models Valery Kaufman (left) & Sasha Luss (right) practically turned the sidewalk into a runway while strolling around between shows. Beautiful!
Paris, June 2016. Image- Phil Oh for Vogue.com

Japanese style icon, Designer and Creative Director of Sacai, Chitose Abe in a stunning oversized black lace coat. She’s literally in wearable art.
Paris, June 2016. Image- Phil Oh for Vogue.com

Generally, I’d wonder if this gentleman had a mirror… but I’m really feeling this dapper guy’s style. Homeboy’s got a look!
Paris, June 2016. Image- thefashionspot.com

Designer Caroline Issa looks summery and completely on point in this ruffle-y color blocked and patterned dress with a classic shaped bag.
Paris, June 2016. Image- styledumonde.com

I really like this guy’s outfit, except for the white t-shirt- he doesn’t need it. That shirt is great though.
Paris, June 2016. Image- thefashionspot.com

Overall, I really like this picture with all of the colors of the background, but this man’s simple white shirt, funky sunglasses and cool messy hair are pretty great too.
Paris, June 2016. Image- thefashionspot.com

Leading Middle Eastern fashion and beauty publication director Esther Quek rocking the hell out of a pink coat and cool accessories.
Paris, June 2016. Phil Oh for Vogue.com

Ten out of ten.
Paris, June 2016. Image- thefashionpost.com

Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova looking classic and thoroughly chic. Ok ok, this is a runway pic, but it’ll work for the street and I love Natalia Vodianova!
Paris, June 2016. Image- styledumonde.com

Not a fan of that gigantic bag, but I really like the boots, jeans and cool jacket.
Paris, June 2016. Image- thefashionspot.com

I love interesting bits on clothing and this gentleman’s shirt had both a cool pattern and that eye catching cascade of gold stars.
Paris, June 2016. Image- thefashionspot.com

French model, author, music producer and all round fashionista Caroline de Maigret looks the epitome of French cool with this muted shade get-up and quilted Chanel bag.
Paris, June 2016. Image- Phil Oh for Vogue.com

My best,

Estevan

SIDEWALK SAUNTER

I love this guy’s style, especially that dragon covered Gucci bomber. Milan, June 2016. Image – mensfashionpost, instagram.com

With this week’s close of the shows at Milano Moda Uomo S/S 2017, there has been a flood of great street style. Milan is always the place to see some great, relatable style both on the runway and off, and this year’s attendees didn’t disappoint!

The woman on the left is where it’s all at! From her cool gold skirt to her fish necklace, she’s amazing. Milan, June 2016. Image – vogue.co.uk

For this week’s SIDEWALK SAUNTER, let’s appreciate some street stars of the Milano shows. Enjoy-

The perpetually well dressed Anna Dello Russo in Milan, June 2016. What a great party look! Image- vogue.co.uk

That denim jacket is cool, but it’s nonchalant placement makes it amazing. Milan, June 2016. Image- wmagazine.com

Details galore. Cool bag, cool scarf, and I’m pretty sure the rest of her outfit is cool too. Milan, June 2016. Image- wmagazine.com

Another denim jacket… maybe I’m really into denim now. The long grey t-shirt and the guy’s messy hair are pretty cool too. Milan, June 2016. Image – vogue.co.uk

Swagger. Milan, June 2016. Image – wmagazine.com

Yup, I’m definitely feeling denim in a big way. That aside, this woman is definitely something- in a big denim shirt and just minding her phone, she looks hot! This could almost be a Coke add!
Milan, June 2016. Image – vogue.co.uk

Anna Dello Russo slaying the scene again, this time with a pair of equally stylish friends. Milan, June 2016. Image- wmagazine.com

A blue toned Rihanna sweater worn with pride… need I say more? Milan, June 2016. Image – wmagazine.com

My best,

Estevan

SIDEWALK SAUNTER

Florence’s Pitti Uomo is in full swing and as usual for this event, the gents have peacock-ed to the nines. Image – gettyimages.com

It’s a busy time in the fashion calendar with back to back Fashion Weeks! As many of the the world’s working models, editors, buyers, stylists, fashion writers – really everyone involved- jet around to the top fashion cities for countless shows, presentations and parties, everyone’s stepping out looking their best.

Selena Gomez in London. Just sexy. Image – pinterest.com

For this week’s Sidewalk Saunter, the focus is on Fashion Week attendees with their cool personal styles. Any yes, not all the pictures are from current Weeks, but I think they’re all worthy of inclusion.

Blogger Carlo Sestini in Milan, January 2016. I’ve always thought Carlo had great style, and his dark clothing with colorful Christian Louboutin shoes and backpack definitely proves that. Image – thefashionpost.com

New York, 2016. Stylish, comfortable and sexy. She looks like she feels great! Image – coolchicstylefashion.com

London 2016. Even in what could easily be an overpowering dress, she had a real presence. I really like the red and her cool phone case! Image – becauseimaddicted.com

Pitti Uomo, Florence 2016. Mannn those sunglasses and lightweight camel coat on the gentleman at right are killing it. Image – menshoes.ua

Milan 2016. I love a monochrome look and this looks both stylish and comfortable, while being appropriate for many situations. Plus, these colors looks good on many skin tones. Image – thefashionspot.com

Pitti Uomo, Florence 2016. So cool. So sleek. So amazing. I could go on with the way this woman’s killing the style game- and we’re not seeing the whole outfit! I like the tattoo peeking out at her neck. Image – gettyimages.com

New York 2016. A great patterned jumpsuit and a classic Chanel bag in a bright color can almost never go wrong. Image – thefashionwatch.com

Pitti Uomo, Florence 2016. Let me start by saying I love this picture with it’s juxtaposed colors and background that makes the man seem off center when he isn’t. Great eye and work Christian Vierig! Style wise, this gentleman looks great, is on trend and has fit his clothes well. Image – gettyimages.com

New York 2016. I’m a sneaker man and these are great- as is the tribal t-shirt on the guy to the right. Image – le21eme.com

London 2016. It’s all about that jacket. Image – fashiondesignweeks.com

Pitti Uomo, Florence 2016. Those patterns could have gone wild, but his choice of having them all in shades of blue harmonizes his look without taking away the interest . The fit of his blazer is great too. Image – vogue.fr

My best,

Estevan.

SIDEWALK SAUNTER

Aah summer… hot days and even hotter nights, where multiple layers become almost non existent and everyone begins looking for the nearest beach, lake or cocktail. Luckily, summer style (or everyday style if you’re from the Caribbean like me) is easy to achieve- lightweight fabrics, great fit and accessories, and the confidence of knowing you look damn good. These people get it.

Milan. Everything about this is great, but the attitude of that basically unbuttoned linen shirt pulls it all together. Admittedly, I walk around like this pretty often. Image – vogue.com

New York. Again, attitude- she looks amazing and knows it. And talk about a great pair of oversized gold aviators! Image – style.com

Let’s recognize some who know just how to do it- it’s time for this week’s street style!

London. A dark on dark look is my go- to for openings, dinners and club nights that are a little more formal but not dressy. Not a huge fan of the pant length, but this guy looks really cool. Image- iamalexfinch.net

Not sure of the location, but this is a summertime look that’s great for anywhere. The high rolled sleeves make it both stylish and cool.
Image – pinterest.com

Paris. Head to toe amazing and another overall dark outfit. Look at the fit of her pants and color juxtapositions of her cool moss green shoes and tan sunglasses. This woman looks great! Image – styledumonde.com

New York. A simple, basically color-blocked outfit that’s proportioned so well and carried off effortlessly. Image – thesartorialist.com

My best,

Estevan

SIDEWALK SAUNTER

David Gandy in London, June 2015. Image – Kisskissfashions.com

Street style. Even the name sounds cool. Very “now”, it’s a part of fashion that I’ve always been drawn to. Don’t get me wrong- a well orchestrated, styled and photographed campaign is life, but a great street style look is just… fun.

New York, spring 2016. Image – kisskissfashion.com

New York, May 2016. Image – Men’s Style Blog.

Maybe it’s because what we’re seeing is a look pulled together entirely through the wearer’s taste, not the very edited and focused selections of a label or editorial. Maybe because it’s nice to see a full range of looks- from amazing and individual to downright frumpy. Maybe it’s just fun to see how the stylish people of the world dress! Whatever the reason, street style is a great and very accessible part of fashion.

Stockholm, spring 2016. Image – stylecaster.com

New York, May 2016. Image – Men’s Style Blog.

In this column, I’ll be highlighting some internationally stylish ladies and gents; folks who’ve put that little extra polish on a look and are carrying it off right. The streets are their catwalk, and they’ve shown up to show out.

New York, spring 2016. Image – vogue.com

Paris, spring 2016. Image – kisskissfashion.com

On a personal note, it’s great to be back. Expect to hear from me a lot more!

Till then, may you all be full of

My best,

Estevan