83 comments

  1. David

    March 20, 2009 at 9:53 am

    Now he looks comfortable.

  2. Anonymous

    March 20, 2009 at 9:54 am

    dapper, indeed. also love his grin.

  3. Anonymous

    March 20, 2009 at 9:55 am

    Each picture has a certain freshness about it. He looks like he is full of life!

    • Lea

      March 9, 2014 at 11:38 am

      I think so too.
      I love them both.
      If men could only know how attractiv they get when they’re dressed with jackets and ties

  4. Anonymous

    March 20, 2009 at 10:00 am

    maybe it’s the way he is posturing but the double-breasted jacket looks too tight on him

  5. CW

    March 20, 2009 at 10:01 am

    Two different looks by changing jacket and tie in the airport waiting room. Well done, sir. And where did you get the turtleneck? I want it.

  6. Journeys Through Fashion

    March 20, 2009 at 10:04 am

    Nice colors in the last one, really like the color of the jacket.

  7. hansaxel

    March 20, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Robert Polet is very chic that’s true. It was pretty funny that he had only dealt with Frozen Food (at Unilever) before he comes to Gucci… But he definitely looked the part… People may not like what he did with Gucci but it is a good job in financial terms anyway.

  8. Anonymous

    March 20, 2009 at 11:08 am

    His choice of colors is great – why doesn´t his smile reach his eyes?

  9. Mr. Glenn

    March 20, 2009 at 11:09 am

    Truly nice clothing makes people happy…naturally.

  10. mark

    March 20, 2009 at 11:11 am

    That DB does not look very well fitting.

  11. ododo

    March 20, 2009 at 11:14 am

    bellissimo!!!! elegante sportivo…ma tanta classe

  12. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    March 20, 2009 at 11:22 am

    I think there are so many cliches associated with tweed (college professor, staid Brit, etc) that whenever one wears it you have to go either truly traditional (and further the cliches) or wear it with innovative pieces and, to paraphrase Paula Abdul, make it your own!!! For the bottom picture, I believe he does neither, but I bet he is warm! Love the pic on the top. Jorge from WPB

  13. Anonymous

    March 20, 2009 at 11:30 am

    Something about him is funny and elegant at the same time, disconcerting….

  14. Anonymous

    March 20, 2009 at 11:55 am

    Another inside job ! This is Robert Polet , CEO of Gucci .

  15. L.R.

    March 20, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    This clothing could have made him look like he was trying way to hard, the blazer, turtle neck, AND a cup of tea? But its the grin of self knowledge combined with fun that lets him pull it off so well.

  16. junglesiren

    March 20, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    He is the very definition of dapper. He rocks the tweedy look quite nicely.

  17. Amra

    March 20, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    What a smile!:D

  18. Anonymous

    March 20, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    I want to buy a navy suit (although a single breasted one) but they’re almost always pinstripe.

  19. Anonymous

    March 20, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    I hope he got a bonus this year.

  20. hc

    March 20, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    6/10. pocket squares have met their end. however, i appreciate the extra fabric in his jacket. comfortable is the new perfect fitting.

  21. evalyn

    March 20, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    See how his clothes fit? Snug and smooth agains his body? See how none of the buttons strain, the sleeve inset seam rests on the point of his shoulder, the jacket cuffs end just beyond his wrists. He uses many colors and some layers to create texture and interest. If his pants cuff above his ankles, I will be so disappointed. But, I bet his socks are little peeps of surprise.
    Thank you, and well done.

  22. Anonymous

    March 20, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    Jack Lemmon chic. I bet he’s just a cute when he’s rumpled.

  23. Anonymous

    March 20, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    my friend I doubt that is a cup of tea, rather it is most likely an espresso (un caffe)

  24. Anonymous

    March 20, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    What an elegant man – with a smile like that he will disarm even the fashionistas.

  25. travelbug

    March 20, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    Hello, gorgeous!

  26. Ty Carter

    March 20, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Dapper indeed. Awesome work

  27. modediktat

    March 20, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    Mr Polet…. Like the expression in his face matching to each outfit! Business. Casual. Great to see the difference. Very congenial.

  28. modediktat

    March 20, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    PS. Have a nice and sunny weekend!! :)

  29. marchingbandemporium.com

    March 20, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    The two looks are very different and say different things about him, but they both suit him perfectly. I suspect he is very interesting.

  30. Julicious Fashionicious

    March 20, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    Old classic!!Great that he is smiling!!

  31. Wanderlusting

    March 20, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    What Colin Firth will look like one day. Charming!

  32. Anonymous

    March 20, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    A full sized gentleman in well proportioned clothing showning 2 sides to his personality with reference to each city.Man maketh the clothes not the other way round

  33. Mocchachica

    March 20, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    This gentleman makes me smile. He’s so bright-eyed! When a person like that smiles at you, you can’t help but smile back. :-) I like the outfit in the second photo, great color combination.

  34. PHOTOG

    March 20, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Not crazy about the turtleneck.

  35. Anonymous

    March 20, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    His smile is 100% class.

  36. Anonymous

    March 20, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    he tickles me. quality, approachable clothing.

  37. Anonymous

    March 20, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    i love his smile!

  38. Anonymous

    March 20, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    So what if he IS Robert Polet. People that run companies can have style too. What gets me in these photographs is the CHARM that eminates through the lens. His smile makes me want to smile back. He smiles with his eyes. It is a wonderful thing to capture. Thanks sart.

  39. Gillian

    March 20, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    adorable! he looks like a mix between colin firth and george hw bush

  40. tofuscloset

    March 20, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    lovely smile!

  41. Stephanie

    March 20, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    he’s so cute, i love him!!

  42. Anonymous

    March 20, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    clothing aside, his smile would cheer anyone up, as a garden gnome would likely do – say as a garden statement in a bed of daisy of delphinium…

  43. Anonymous

    March 20, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    smart, handsome, great casual look with the turtleneck

  44. Rita

    March 21, 2009 at 1:05 am

    He looks so adorable in that second picture!

  45. Lucy in the Sky

    March 21, 2009 at 4:58 am

    he's so adorable! love his smile! <3

  46. Emanuele...

    March 21, 2009 at 6:38 am

    two styles that make me think about Marlon Brando and the last tango in Paris…

  47. STEFANIE

    March 21, 2009 at 8:56 am

    He’s wearing a great smile!

  48. That Hat Lady

    March 21, 2009 at 9:28 am

    The gentleman in the dark blue suit is very Cary Grant-elegant. Can I marry this handsome man? (Just kidding.)

  49. Dan in Richmond

    March 21, 2009 at 9:32 am

    Inspiring in a different way- looking comfortable and composed in any situation. My shirt cuffs never show when I wear a knit shirt or sweater with a jacket- reassuring to see that his don’t, either.

  50. Jack Daniel

    March 21, 2009 at 10:40 am

    He looks like a very kind man.

  51. Fera

    March 21, 2009 at 11:01 am

    Very adorable man. Looks very comfortable and friendly. looking very sharp! Like his dress sense – the combination of casual with elegant. And of course the italian espresso in his hands does really make the difference!

  52. Mina

    March 21, 2009 at 11:49 am

    Oh my goodness. In the first picture, he looks like an older version of Colin Firth!

  53. Anonymous

    March 21, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    Very nice !–Id love to see his shoes and socks ! :-)

  54. Anonymous

    March 21, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    AW he’s so cute look at his face! He seems so sweet! Top outfit is very sharp, bottom one is equally so. He reminds me of Franklin the Turtle with the turtleneck and smile :D

  55. Jespper Letargo

    March 21, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Even above the clothes and the pose he has to maintain, a real happy man. I don’t know his life, I don implicate complete satisfaction, I´m writing only about that victory implicated in be able to smile to photographers whit out no sign of hesitation.

  56. Nostalgic Nosh

    March 21, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    I love it, he looks so friendly. I want to meet him on the street.

  57. Anonymous

    March 21, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    I love smart suits such as these, so fresh yet original, i wish more men would look this sophisticated.

  58. Anonymous

    March 21, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Ahh… this look easily could be found if u surf the web for 5 minutes everyday.

    However, the “holding a cup gently” pose really matches with what he’s wearing now. Green + coffee = Comfort

  59. Samantha Hindes

    March 21, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    what a smile!

  60. Anonymous

    March 21, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    I don’t understand the second image, it looks rather generic and the look on his face is a bit creepy.

  61. Anonymous

    March 22, 2009 at 1:30 am

    I love his sheepish grin. He reminds me of Jack Lemmon.

  62. catherine

    March 22, 2009 at 3:34 am

    great, like an english!

  63. THE VEGAS STYLE GUY

    March 22, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    What I love with this man is simple: He’s appropriate for himself, his position and his age.

    No logos screaming at me. No awful too short pants. No “look at how fashionable I am” false details and NO cigarette!

    AND he has happy eyes, his most important detail.

  64. Ryan Mulkey

    March 22, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    Wow…so much texture in that blazer and sweater. Very classic looking.

    ryanmulkey.blogspot.com

  65. Miss Shlog

    March 22, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    What a delightfully happy little face he has! Charming.

  66. Emily

    March 23, 2009 at 1:00 am

    He looks so happy! A nice espresso…there couldn’t be a better accessory!

  67. jose alfredo

    March 23, 2009 at 2:15 am

    Today I met this site and I’m impressed.

    http://towisaldos.com

  68. Maverick

    March 23, 2009 at 2:20 am

    Love that second one. Classy.

  69. Marigail

    March 23, 2009 at 10:58 am

    Scott, I contacted you when I was finishing a book cover portrait, trying to find an image of a man in a double breasted jacket. THERE WERE NONE. Now, they seem to have sprung up everywhere. Serendipity.
    Now, at least I know my fictional subject will be in sartorial style.
    Best regards, Marigail

  70. Esti

    March 23, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Besides a very elegant businessman, he definitely is a happy guy. That makes his outfit much-much better!

  71. Ire

    March 24, 2009 at 1:46 am

    Is he jack lemmon?

  72. Anonymous

    March 24, 2009 at 8:44 am

    I like the suit picture, although a gentleman never puts his hands in his pockets.
    The second picture is too “gauche-caviar” for my taste.

  73. Anonymous

    March 24, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    This world needs more people, whether in a superb jacket or a NASCAR T-shirt, with a kind smile. Bless him.

  74. hippie_cyndi

    March 24, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    other than the joker smile….he looks good.

  75. crowsfeet

    March 25, 2009 at 11:48 am

    This gentleman has been added to my “damp towel” list… his clothes are dropdead in both shots, but he could make a damp towel look chic. Anything he wears plays second to that face. His expression is so warm and genuine and charming. I can’t say if he’d shake my hand or kiss it, but I am certain either one would make me weak in the knees.

    I’m so glad to see 2 other commenters see the resemblance to Jack Lemmon.

  76. lilalebkuchenherz

    March 25, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    seeing his grin i would like to give him a hug

  77. Sinead

    March 25, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    Such a happy face!

  78. kagitsune

    March 26, 2009 at 11:43 am

    This guy has the greatest smile. :D And the choice of camel and subdued green is impeccable. Love how how you caught him mid-tea. ^^

  79. ghazi

    March 27, 2009 at 2:05 am

    I’m not the slightest unhappy to see a confident well dressed man..I was getting a tiny weeny bit tired of (mostly) black clad dudes.

  80. Anonymous

    March 29, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    hey lookit
    he’s smiling!

  81. Anonymous

    April 11, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Looks very American

  82. Anonymous

    July 13, 2009 at 8:33 am

    He just looks so friendly! Warmth is emanating from this photo…. (giggle)

Leave a comment