I have quite a collection of street scene photos from my time in Rome. I find the Roman people to be fascinating. They emerge on the narrow streets from every stratosphere, from every neighborhood and every walk of life. The men are mostly excellent dressers, impeccably chic and effortlessly European-looking. As a woman who casts a great deal of judgment simply by the shoes, the Roman men have the American men absolutely beat.
Black is a uniform color of choice in Rome. In the winter months, I did not run into very much color on the streets. Black boots, black sweaters, black jackets, black bags, and a lot of dark hair. I noticed that Romans tend to gravitate toward the neutrals as well, as these two hilarious ladies exemplify above. They do not think their style is anything exceptional, and everyone who I photographed for purposes of their chic style were always shockingly flattered.