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The eccentric Dandy: from Pistoia to the web!

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The eccentric Dandy: from Pistoia to the web!

In Pistoia there is a person who, at least from the point of view of his clothes, disturbs the tranquility of the provincial town. In Florence and Milan, where you can often catch glimpses of him, he would be less noticeable but in Pistoia the 'eccentric dandy' is a character that stands out! It is very easy to notice him. Take note and if you go to Pistoia try and look out for him: high tailored jackets in colors such as fuchsia, lemon yellow or pistachio green but also checkered or zebra striped. His legwear is also finely made, but he strictly wears Bermuda shorts combined with colorful and extravagant knee-length socks. Topping it all off, immaculate lace-up English shoes.

But what distinguishes the 'eccentric dandy' is the incredible innate elegance with which he sports such bold outfits, no easy task... One cannot but look at him in complete admiration. He looks like a noble lord. But who is really the 'eccentric dandy'? Who is this seventy-year-old lord who is even popular on the web? His name is Giorgio Vergoni and is of English origin, which might have inspired his original interpretation of the 'British style'. He is said to have arrived in Tuscany around 1965 and after living in Siena, Arezzo, Grosseto, he then landed in Pistoia. Years ago, he was also known as 'the Scotsman' because he often wore a kilt. He is said to have been a musician, a restaurateur and, for sure, an antique dealer. After living in Milan and Lecco, Tuscany lured him back and so he returned to Pistoia. You can often see him walking or cycling along the streets of the town center...and nobody seems to have ever seen him drive a car.

Would you like to follow on his footsteps and move around only on foot or on a bicycle? Overcoming laziness in everyday life is up to you, however for your holiday in Tuscany we can give you some advice. How about, for example, a nice tour of Florence on a bike? If you are lucky you could also spot the eccentric Dandy who often visits to the lily city, so ... get pedaling but keep your eyes wide open!

By Insidecom Editorial Staff

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