1. http://freshonpr.blogspot.com/

    September 3, 2010 at 9:35 am

    beautiful portrait.
    Nicola freshONpr

    • Simone Fraser

      November 18, 2014 at 8:19 am

      Beautiful man!

  2. Ijeoma

    September 3, 2010 at 9:35 am

    Very hot university professor looking. I like!

    Enjoy your weekend. x

  3. Mr. Blog

    September 3, 2010 at 9:36 am

    I don't think it looks modern at all. This particular image – amazing glasses aside – reminds me of The Grapes of Wrath.

  4. BDC

    September 3, 2010 at 9:36 am

    Certainly, and I think some men can pull it off quite well. (Like this fella.) But it all has to do with your neck, doesn't it? I mean, could you imagine Jeremy Piven buttoned-up? Disaster.


    • Simone Fraser

      November 2, 2013 at 10:09 am

      I concur. What will balance depends on the man’s neck length and size, the height and position of the collar band, the shape of the collar itself, the length of the torso, whether it’s tucked in or left out, colours, prints, and anything I’ve omitted… So many styling possibilities, so many human possibilities!

  5. Anonymous

    September 3, 2010 at 9:36 am

    So smart!

  6. indahariani

    September 3, 2010 at 9:37 am

    Button-up again? Why not?! :)

  7. orbite

    September 3, 2010 at 9:38 am

    yes we are!

  8. San

    September 3, 2010 at 9:38 am

    Great portrait.

    On the button up question. Hmm, just have not enough knowledge to answer this question on button up down or sideways. However I love the style of old movies. I'm really missing this kind of style these days. When I bought gloves this week the sales clerk told me they were leftovers from carnival. No style around here. Ts,ts,ts. And don't get me started on hats.

    I think I have to go to Venice to do some serious gloves shopping.

  9. Alice Olive

    September 3, 2010 at 9:39 am

    Absolutely. It completely fits (pun intended) a minimal approach. Clean and unadorned.

  10. Anonymous

    September 3, 2010 at 9:40 am

    It looks strange! But on him, it seems fine. I love the shirt and his glasses. I think to use botton-up you must be very fashion. Anyway, it is a beautifull portrait.

  11. Emily

    September 3, 2010 at 9:40 am

    Hot old man with good glasses, hello.

  12. Sara

    September 3, 2010 at 9:41 am

    Sure it can be modern. You never saw Stop Making Sense? Started a minor fad, back when…

  13. Michelle Bobb-Parris

    September 3, 2010 at 9:43 am

    I love this portrait.

    I think it does indeed look modern. Although his glasses are also throw-back, there is something fresh about the finished product.



  14. fairytale

    September 3, 2010 at 9:43 am

    sure it can

  15. Anonymous

    September 3, 2010 at 9:44 am

    He is so incredibly handsome… he can wear anything and it looks great…

  16. antonia

    September 3, 2010 at 9:44 am

    it's going to be modern again.

  17. Caddy

    September 3, 2010 at 9:44 am

    I think if people can pull it off than why not? :)

    I like his slicked back hair it adds to his charm.

  18. Zbyszek

    September 3, 2010 at 9:47 am

    Lovely – could somebody tell me where are these glasses from? I'm looking for a pair exactly like this…

  19. CLAUDIA C.

    September 3, 2010 at 9:49 am

  20. naomi

    September 3, 2010 at 9:49 am

    I think it could work. Like most of the things it would depend on who is wearing it and with how much conviction.

  21. Jennie Nhi Nguyen

    September 3, 2010 at 9:50 am

    i like nerd glasses!

    xx http://jnsoo.blogspot.com/

  22. amber

    September 3, 2010 at 9:50 am

    i think it can be modern. i really like his look, the glasses and hair just tie it all in.

  23. Camerin

    September 3, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Did it ever leave?
    It always make something look polished and chic, even if unbuttoned a bit with rolled up sleeves.
    And on men it seems almost romantic, to me.


  24. Anonymous

    September 3, 2010 at 9:51 am

    The button-up look has been virulent in London for the last few years. It treads a fine line between 'unique' and 'affected'. To be in the former camp really depends on the collar being an extension of the personality rather than the other way round.

  25. Marco

    September 3, 2010 at 9:55 am

    This one in particular seems to work…

  26. Grace

    September 3, 2010 at 9:58 am

    i love his glasses and scruffy bone structure. i tried doing the button-all-the-way-to-the-top thing the other day and i just looked very anal retentive. or rather, "buttoned-up". HARHAR

  27. Café Naïveté

    September 3, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Yes we are! Depends on with who we're dealing but on this man I find it very "masculine" and handsome… I think the look works much more if the haircut is bold and beautiful.

  28. CAYA

    September 3, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Where have you been the last two years? "Are we ready for the button-up again?".

  29. Anonymous

    September 3, 2010 at 10:04 am

    I definitely hope we are, and I look forward to when it becomes more common.

    Beautiful photography, as always!

  30. Anonymous

    September 3, 2010 at 10:06 am

    I totally believe it can look modern. The disheveled, shirttail-hanging-out look is so done. I'm ready for crisp.

  31. Artfully Awear

    September 3, 2010 at 10:08 am

    I'm most definitely for the return of the button-up. It's a shortcut to a polished look!

  32. Christian

    September 3, 2010 at 10:09 am

    All nice things will be always modern.

  33. Scart

    September 3, 2010 at 10:12 am

    LOVE the glasses

  34. Jen

    September 3, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Very handsome! Great look!

  35. fox in the woods

    September 3, 2010 at 10:13 am

    yes, we're definitely ready for button-ups again… it looks great and fits well with minimalism! I think it can certainly be modern. Very flattering on men and women for that matter!

  36. phil

    September 3, 2010 at 10:16 am

    shure we are! looks great!

  37. Lisa Petrarca

    September 3, 2010 at 10:19 am

    He definitely makes the button up look cool! I think it's going to depend on the person.


  38. andrea.at.the.blue.door

    September 3, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Are we ready for being reasonably well pressed again? I have a terrific idea for performance art – those of who know how, should iron shirts in public and show the rest of the world how it's done.

  39. Gil

    September 3, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Very nice. A look very close to my own.

  40. S. Kahlon

    September 3, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Buttoned all the way up? He's a brave man, and he definitely pulls it off.

  41. Amber

    September 3, 2010 at 10:33 am

    It can definitely be modern.

  42. Anonymous

    September 3, 2010 at 10:34 am

    i sometimes wonder why some people rather appreciate your photographs but never really comment on the content:
    yes – button-up is chic if the collar is right, i like it a bit more straight…


    September 3, 2010 at 10:38 am

    I love it, especially combined with the great glasses. x


  44. Sara

    September 3, 2010 at 10:39 am

    I don't think that button-up is bad. I do button-ups too, and I don't think it looks bad at all, especially on him :)) But well, that is only my opinion.

  45. Anonymous

    September 3, 2010 at 10:42 am

    It is modern, fantastic look.
    Jakob Lindrup

  46. Anonymous

    September 3, 2010 at 10:42 am

    The little studs on the shoulders look great, but would make a shoulder or crossbody bag really uncomfortable, so it would never work for most of my men. I'm not ready for unkempt beards, but I like the unironed button-up.

  47. SabinePsynopsis

    September 3, 2010 at 10:44 am

    More to unbutton… Sorry, being stupid. I think it depends on the neckline and face. He certainly looks great with a buttoned-up shirt.

  48. Sarah Eagle

    September 3, 2010 at 10:47 am

    While this is a beautiful shot and a fascinating portrait, I have to admit that I really hope not. There is simply nothing sexier on a man than a buttoned up shirt with the first couple of buttons undone, I love getting that peak into the neck and just the very top of the chest. Like with women, showing just a hint of skin can be incredibly alluring while still tasteful.

  49. James

    September 3, 2010 at 10:53 am

  50. Prêt à Porter P

    September 3, 2010 at 10:57 am

    What an incredibly gorgeous man.

  51. Hammond

    September 3, 2010 at 11:00 am

    You mean doing the top button up without a tie? Still has kind of a rainman look to me. Also, looks like his collar is sticking up at the back…

  52. Anonymous

    September 3, 2010 at 11:08 am

    I love his lips. They make me wanna taste them. I love the buttoned-up shirt too. Putting it simple: I WANT THAT MAN RIGHT AWAY.

  53. Anonymous

    September 3, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Putting aside this man's pensive look, cool glasses and groomed hair – no, I don't think the buttoned up shirt is a very appealing look. Again, maybe for some men it might work (depending on the neck, as some have commented), but mostly I'd say – "meh".

    Your Brands.Your Stores


    September 3, 2010 at 11:13 am

    I love this portrait

  55. pinky

    September 3, 2010 at 11:13 am

    yes yes yes!!!
    ALL THE WAY, baby!
    SOOOO ready for the modest look.

  56. Olya Nikol Pishcheva

    September 3, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Definitely. It's the time for the button-up. Love it. Looks so classy ~

  57. Anonymous

    September 3, 2010 at 11:29 am

    cracking up at andrea's comment – in fact, the first thing i noticed wasn't the buttoned up, but the wrinkled state of the shirt. if you're going to be proper then iron it proper :)

  58. lintmag

    September 3, 2010 at 11:31 am

    I say you can wear pretty much anything as long as you have cool accessories – shoes, bag, glasses mainly. You could be wearing granny's polyester pantsuit but if it was with some Rodarte melted wax heels, or crazy Prada bag or great specs, people who care about fashion would look at you in an appreciative way.

  59. jimjims

    September 3, 2010 at 11:37 am

    button up works here.

    probably wont fly in most situations.


  60. Anonymous

    September 3, 2010 at 11:43 am

    that look was popular in the eighties. they rocked that look in the film Rain Man. it does not look modern or interesting to me now.

  61. erika

    September 3, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    This man is extremely sexy. He can wear anything or nothing and it would be ok in my book!

  62. Bob

    September 3, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    Well some people can pull a certain "look" off with style and some cant. This guy look great! but its Italy, he's thin and has a great face. Thats NOT MOST of us :) so I would say no Im not ready for it to return but thin guys with great facial bone structure probably can manage.

  63. Zoheb M

    September 3, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    This look is more than common amongst the youth around the UK these days…but needs to be executed well to look good. His glasses help alot!

  64. Adrian

    September 3, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    I always wear my shirts buttom-up and I´m no planning to stop because I like it a lot :)

  65. Jice

    September 3, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    YES! I am ready for the button upand do believe it can look modern and handsome, especially on this lovely man.

  66. dishly

    September 3, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    i'm ready!

  67. elizabeth

    September 3, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    i am not a huge fan of a shirt buttoned all the way. it makes my throat feel claustrophobic just seeing the picture. i do love his frames though!

  68. pirtskhal.com

    September 3, 2010 at 12:37 pm

  69. Raquel Barbosa

    September 3, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Don't like it, but the image is beautiful.


  70. Anonymous

    September 3, 2010 at 12:46 pm


  71. Dominika

    September 3, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    this is so perfect! the glasses and the buttoned-up shirt look so great together!

  72. Anonymous

    September 3, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Yes Scott it can be modern. This lovely looking man has pulled it off and yet not every man can. This shirt is so 'friendly' and looks like a favourite and he has a lovely neck and face. Not that you have to be good looking to pull off this look, you just need the right shaped neck, a much loved shirt and the right attitude I reckon. Julia

  73. Anonymous

    September 3, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    I don't know, but this dude looks great! And the wrinkes in the shirt make him look even cooler!

  74. Anonymous

    September 3, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    I like it, the little button at the top, the detailing at the shoulders. This is a lovely looking shirt.

  75. Isabel

    September 3, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Weeeeelll… it certainly works for this amazingly whatever (intense, scruffy, chic, hot, sensual, sexy) man! I mean, wow!
    The good thing about fashion these days is that anything goes, as long as it goes with the wearer!

  76. Dara Marie

    September 3, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Perhaps? I feel like a shirt buttoned all the way is finished nicely by a well taken car of collar. Of course, there are always exceptions.

  77. rebecca

    September 3, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    when did it ever go away? i love it!


  78. Maria Ana

    September 3, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    As (almost) always, it depends on the wearer. So…yes, it can.

  79. William

    September 3, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    The top top button done up, along with skinny jeans, is just a little too passé now.

  80. Dana

    September 3, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    I think certain people can pull it off. Namely those with swan-like necks. This fellow can and I do like the rumpled look of the shirt. His carefree hair also works for this buttoned-up look. If the shirt was too starchy perhaps it wouldn't work.

  81. Dana

    September 3, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    P.S. He looks very Muji to me. And I love Muji.

  82. Wolfgang

    September 3, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Pretty sure they're the Ray-Ban "New Wayfarer" model. I believe that's the RB logo on the arm near the hinge.

    Great shot. The button-up collar isn't for me, but it seems to work on this gentleman.

  83. Valentine

    September 3, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Yes it still does look modern on him…

    -diary of a fashion stylist-

  84. nadia

    September 3, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    sexy is always modern to me!

  85. Donnie Gayfield

    September 3, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    I think i'ts a classic option.

  86. Anonymous

    September 3, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Yes, I'm ready for a more polished men's look and this fellow pulls it off beautifully. His slim neck, good looks, hair and glasses really work for him.

    It reminds me of my Czech grandfather who was always so meticulous in his appearance despite having so little money. He buttoned his shirts too.

  87. Anonymous

    September 3, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    stunning, modern, classic

  88. Serena Pompei

    September 3, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    I love you and your blog! Your posts are fabolous!



  89. Best of Beehive

    September 3, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    I think a woman wearing a button up is more modern.

  90. Alex Ingram

    September 3, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    IT works well for him
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  91. Anonymous

    September 3, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Very sexy guy. He probably looks great buttoned up or down.

  92. Anonymous

    September 3, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    definetely romantic, not jet modern but still romantic.

  93. Louise

    September 3, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Very sexy, intellectual… button up or not, he can wear it! The manly stubble really balances it all out.

  94. Gabriela

    September 3, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Modern YES
    Cool YES
    Sexy ? …

  95. Curro

    September 3, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Nowadays it depends on the shirt.

  96. Anonymous

    September 3, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    Most of the guys I know have been wearing their shirts this way for ages

  97. Nemee

    September 3, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    I think it all depends on how it's worn. What might look great on one person could look disastrous on the next. This man wears the button-up perfectly and has accessorized great with the glasses, but that's just one man. If worn with individuality and style the button-up could definitely be worn out and about.


  98. Emil und die großen Schwestern

    September 3, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    cool portrait!

  99. xris

    September 3, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    I button up at least twice a week. Good for centering the self.

  100. Andrew V.

    September 3, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    I've seen the button up coming and going so many times the past years, so I guess I consider it a parallel occurence to the open button.
    Though in terms of look I believe it should mostly be included in casual look with half-hidden eccentric elements. The button-up is harder to combine with more ordinary styles (in order not to look too casual).

  101. Anonymous

    September 3, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    In england so many people are doing the button-up, its starting to get rather tedious and a tired out look -people are doing it with any old polo, shirt.

    This man pulls it off with a great shirt and rightly should!

  102. rEVOLVEr

    September 3, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    I trully blieve it all depends on the size and shape of the shirt collar in correspondence to the subject's face. Most of the time it looks silly, but sometimes when it does work it's refreshing. I would never do it.

  103. jessie

    September 3, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    What an alluring face….amazing

  104. Anonymous

    September 3, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Great Shot, love the hair and glasses…there is a tumblr that has great stuff that seems to fit your taste, its wwww.campiii.tumblr.com

  105. The Prestige

    September 3, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    It has been modern for the past 2 years. People are continuing to do it. Its a great clean look!s

  106. Suzanne Phillimore Nelson

    September 3, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Nice shirt and it looks good on him. I don't think something has to be "modern" to be interesting and cool. IMO "modern" is over-used and over-rated.

  107. Chee

    September 3, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    It's been in for quite a while now. It just isn't mainstream.

  108. Lee Oliveira

    September 3, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    It does work but it all depends on the look, the person, the face. I does look like there is something missing.


  109. kelli

    September 3, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Modern, Yes! great shot.

  110. Pretty Kitty Publishing

    September 3, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    What role should ironing play in such a look as the classic button-down?

    I am just curious because I do not own an iron.

  111. dcresider

    September 4, 2010 at 12:16 am

    I remember this look from way back when and I still love it!!!

  112. Angela

    September 4, 2010 at 12:22 am

    YES, absolutely!

  113. Anonymous

    September 4, 2010 at 1:49 am

    great face, great glasses, great hair, great beard, love the fact that the shirt is wrinkled.

  114. JoeyAna

    September 4, 2010 at 1:55 am

    i vote yesss that the button-up is sooo modern! tucked into the right trousers with leather belt! i can only imagine what the bottom part of his outfit, down to his shoes looked like


  115. Melissa

    September 4, 2010 at 1:57 am

    I think the look is very sophisticated; however the look is something only European men could actually pull off x

  116. Anonymous

    September 4, 2010 at 2:31 am

    First thought: What a beautiful man.

    Second: I love the buttoned up look and see it a lot here in San Fran. It always looks crisp and clean.

  117. anthony

    September 4, 2010 at 2:38 am

    I'm not sure what a button-up is but that's excellent and so are the glasses. You probably couldn't put a tie on that collar.

  118. Anonymous

    September 4, 2010 at 3:08 am

    I always button up! Modern or not – it looks great (especially with a suit, i.e. "air-tie").

  119. Rizalenio

    September 4, 2010 at 3:12 am

    With hair style and an eyeglasses like that, button-up is just right.

  120. Isobel Saoirse

    September 4, 2010 at 3:15 am

    I think the women are ready, but the men are a bit hessitant.

    I think it looks great, and oh so classic!

  121. Anonymous

    September 4, 2010 at 3:47 am

    i love the button-up: such a classic look that can make any outfit sophisticated.

  122. Jasmin

    September 4, 2010 at 3:48 am

    I love this photo, another awesome job Scott! I only wear my shirts all buttoned-up and I don't care about what others think, to me it's the best way of wearing a shirt…non?


  123. Sasha

    September 4, 2010 at 5:11 am

    It depends on the man and his body structure… While on some it looks great, others it looks like they trying out the latest form of straight-jacket, as it appears to cut off circulation to their already thick neck.

  124. This Time Now

    September 4, 2010 at 5:12 am

    Up or down, it's all about him.

    He's stunning.

  125. KC

    September 4, 2010 at 6:52 am

    oh i'm sure it can. my friends do it all the time and i think they look great.


  126. Anonymous

    September 4, 2010 at 7:23 am

    Wrinkled = elegant

    (I found this blog today. Oxygen to my mind)


  127. Margo

    September 4, 2010 at 9:07 am

    why does it need to be modern? It's classic, is all! And as a classic, I think it's always appropriate even if it's not the hippest of the hip looks. I adore classic shirts. Nice photo.

  128. hi

    September 4, 2010 at 9:08 am

    I think its important to dress to flatter your shape. This handsome chap pulls it off very well and the shirt looks perfect for it. Other people might not be able to pull it off quite so well. But if you can then i think we're ready!

  129. MaggieMay

    September 4, 2010 at 9:10 am

    I button up at the time!

  130. peter

    September 4, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Come fly away, come fly away with me!

  131. Mery

    September 4, 2010 at 10:32 am

    As a woman I find that using the button up (with hair up) makes people take me more seriously! It makes a a more manly appearance – or unwomanly, rather.
    In a way it can be used to make a certain statement and thus can be viewed an example of an anachronic means for women to find acceptance as an equal in a man's world (as opposed to the other means of wearing a mini skirt).
    By no means do I find women in our culture being oppressed. It just goes to show what clothes (and buttons, for that matter!) might mean and convey.

  132. mara

    September 4, 2010 at 10:57 am

    definitely!!! omg, and that dude has a really alluring look. dont u think?


  133. miss scarlet

    September 4, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    yes it can! it s great when done right…and is that a tiny pearl on the first button of the guy's shirt??

    miss scarlet


  134. Pink

    September 4, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    chic!! love it!!

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  135. Ashley

    September 4, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    There are several trends that die and do not return but the button-up trend is one that will transcend time and generation; total classic.


  136. - GraceCarolina

    September 4, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Why not? It wouldn't hurt to try, right? Fashion is 100% about risks.


  137. Amy

    September 4, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Classic and infinitely preferable to the previous photograph….

  138. Rhofy Evaldez

    September 4, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    I have a weird thing for button up shirts – they are extremely sexy ;)

  139. Anonymous

    September 4, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    i think we're ready! it'll be fun to figure out exactly what to pair it with accessory-wise, but we're "ready" ;) there is a sense of modern in this picture i believe.
    but what do i know?
    i like it,

  140. Anonymous

    September 4, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    Very, very inspiring – the way the collar is not perfectly crisp together with the fabric, the hair and the glasses. Fantastic.

  141. Anonymous

    September 4, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Dashing, sexy and yet approachable. The Italian lion dressed as lamb.

  142. Sootjeelina

    September 4, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    I love button up and the glasses are very nice

    xoxo Sootjeelina <3

  143. A girl with a smile

    September 4, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    What a beau.

  144. Elena Vasilieva

    September 4, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    wow, this is an amazing shot, loving the mood there + great colours and lighting



  145. Sweet Confessions

    September 4, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    I think it can be modern and it could also look great…


  146. Anonymous

    September 4, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    i have the same shirt! great detailing by Unrivaled, classic yet modern

  147. lily boyce

    September 4, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    this man proves that while it may not be 'modern' or 'trendy', it will always be a classic. especially when you've got those great glasses to style it up!

  148. Anonymous

    September 4, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    with brands like band of outsiders, how could we not be ready for the reemergence of the button up?

  149. Maui Girl Swimwear

    September 4, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Clean lines. Not every guy can pull it off, but those who can really get it down. Mahalo.

  150. limyasmin

    September 4, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    The professor glasses match well with the button-up seasoned cotton shirt!

  151. brightlightsbigcity

    September 4, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    great portrait. i love his glasses


  152. Mademoiselle Melbourne

    September 5, 2010 at 12:44 am

    On slim men, I think it can work. But chubby necks + Buttoned up = Horribly wrong.

  153. Anonymous

    September 5, 2010 at 4:59 am

    I am really in love with this man. Gorgeous!! The portrait is excellent!

  154. Jack Daniel

    September 5, 2010 at 5:43 am

    Yes, it can be modern, but the collar has to be small. If you would button up a shirt with a wide / long / big collar…it wouldn't look as good.

    So yes, it can be modern…for sure. :)
    And the Swedish people are doing it for years.

  155. J.Bristow

    September 5, 2010 at 6:44 am

    I was pretty confused when I saw the comment added to this photo about whether we are ready for button-up again, because here in New Zealand the top button done up is quite normal for 'sartorialists' a-like!

    Then I went through some older posts of yours and realised something that I had not observed already…that majority of men in your photos that wear shirts in a casual setting have, generally speaking, at least 2 buttons loose! Interesting the differences since a lot of people here follow european/american fashion.

  156. pefblog

    September 5, 2010 at 8:35 am

    I think he comes across as modern because he looks comfortable. It's not the shirt, or the glasses…it's the man, which btw, looks great!

  157. Jin Wong

    September 5, 2010 at 9:36 am

    It definitely can be modern! Button-up is very elegant and classy but somewhat gives a feeling of mystery with the limitation of skin exposure.

    Remedy Rouge
    (streetstyle from Asia)


  158. LadyNoir

    September 5, 2010 at 9:44 am

    I think it can be modern again:):)


  159. Erica Love

    September 5, 2010 at 9:57 am

    please! bring back the button up! very Euro chic.

  160. Anonymous

    September 5, 2010 at 11:10 am

    The weathered and rumpled shirt. The aged and slender face. The horn rims and top buttom add such a nice touch. I like it, but its a look that works on him, not the every man.

    Well framed photo.

  161. Anonymous

    September 5, 2010 at 11:54 am

    its very common in melbourne

  162. src

    September 5, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Love the button up, but not ALL THE WAY buttoned up. Men look like they're so uncomfortable or they just lost their necktie somewhere like this. Don't look like Tom Jones "down to there", but don't strangle men either.

  163. sunday

    September 5, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    he is a very handsome man! I love the glasses too

  164. latetademarta

    September 5, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    yes, definetely YES!!!

  165. Melissa

    September 5, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    I have always loved the button up shirts. I think they can be whatever they need to be depending on how they are worn and with what.

  166. Anonymous

    September 5, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    When it's paired with some degree of scruffiness (his hair and facial hair) it works. If he had very short hair and total shave, it'd would look too uptight. The glasses help too. I like!

  167. keli *

    September 5, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    yes. yes to everything about the photo.

  168. The Covetist

    September 5, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    this man can pull it off. definitely. his hair, that's a little too long. his beard, that's a little overgrown.
    his shirt that is a little un-ironed.

  169. Diseño Web

    September 5, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    :-) excellent

  170. Noah

    September 5, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Its partially cultural I think. I mean historically, peasants in russia and more eastern europe would keep their top button done always. In the US and UK, you would traditionally unbutton the top one or two buttons when going sans neckwear, and in Italy its acceptable to unbutton even more. That being said, it looks as modern as any of the other worker, peasant 1890's inspired styles that have been dominating trends for the past several years. I haven't decided if I like it for me (though I have toyed with it a bit), but I do think it looks good on some people.

  171. Anonymous

    September 5, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Looking modern to me is being VERY at home in your own skin. When everything you wear and most importantly HOW you wear it come together in synch with yourself… not only sounds esoteric, but looks mighty cool. And yes, modern.

    It means different things to everyone then.

    Modern to me specifically means not being afraid to wear your emotions out.
    Seeing an all buttoned up shirt often makes me want to open it myself… I guess that's why I find it sexy.

  172. Anonymous

    September 5, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    What kind of button is this? And what´s on shoulders?

  173. André

    September 5, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    The guy on the pic looks great but I would never do that button on a shirt or a polo.

  174. Anonymous

    September 5, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    I think this guy is gorgeous, but I would prefer even one button opened. Buttoned up shirts without a tie to me look either a bit unfinished or standoffish!

  175. Anonymous

    September 5, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    It's been a trend here in Sweden for a while now, in London too it seems.

  176. Isaac

    September 5, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Where could one find those frames?

  177. the gracious gaze

    September 5, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    I'm ready! I love the buttoned-up.

  178. Golden Girl Olive

    September 5, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    It doesn't have to be modern, just classic. And we are so ready for it.



  179. Emily and Abigail

    September 5, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    I think this looks great!


  180. The Catwand

    September 5, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    why not, depends on time of year mind. When it's hot out, it may not be a great idea, what with sweat drips all over your shirt.

  181. modern viking vixen

    September 5, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    im not ready haha



  182. Boo

    September 5, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    so ready! it has modern written all over it.

  183. ricardo

    September 6, 2010 at 12:47 am

    neoclassic look

  184. The Pilgrim

    September 6, 2010 at 1:31 am

    I think it looks very modern (again), but it depends on the collar, of course, the one the gentleman is wearing in this picture is very nice because it's casual and unstructured.

    I've been wearing my polo shirts like that this summer and I like the little "strictness" of it, it looks tidier all of a sudden.

  185. Asha Nana

    September 6, 2010 at 4:52 am

    it's such an arty look, i've seen heaps of people around who do it. it has been back for awhile now.

  186. proletarian Great Gatsby

    September 6, 2010 at 5:03 am

    I like that "boy in the striped pyjamas".

  187. .

    September 6, 2010 at 5:18 am

    Definitely! Looks good on him and don't you decide or yourself if something is modern?


  188. grace

    September 6, 2010 at 6:47 am

    This is a great picture, the gentleman in question wears the rugged look well.


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    September 6, 2010 at 6:56 am


  190. Mr. Bitch

    September 6, 2010 at 6:58 am

    yes it looks great! on the other hand, those guys with the 3,4,5…etc buttons open are in the majority a nightmare for our eyes (especially in you walk in greece by night you will understand…)

  191. james

    September 6, 2010 at 7:58 am

    This is a great pictur.
    question air

  192. Profoundly Superficial

    September 6, 2010 at 8:09 am

    I like the shirt, which looks much loved and deliciously scruffy. The button-up is a step too far.

  193. esdelope

    September 6, 2010 at 10:21 am

    I love the button-up. In crisp fabrics, it's very dapper, and in a relaxed linen, has the perfect breezy look.

    Also, fantastic glasses!


  194. Anonymous

    September 6, 2010 at 10:55 am

    Doing it already in London! x

  195. Layla

    September 6, 2010 at 11:32 am

    I really like the button-up; I think it has class without trying too hard. It's definitely modern, if done correctly.


  196. Chelsey

    September 6, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    I adore adore adore fully buttoned-up. It's so.. sharp. Not to mention, I absolutely loathe to see white Hanes undershirt peaking through. SO cheesy. Ugh.


  197. Kate

    September 6, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Great portrait- amazing photo! I definitely think that the button up can be modern although I don't think it works on everyone- however it does on him.
    I love your blog, if you have the time then check out mine.



  198. Anonymous

    September 6, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    My Boyfriend used last winter/spring in Paris,it was so natural and modern!!!

  199. Anonymous

    September 6, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    Yes, yes, yes!

  200. Jane

    September 6, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    I am!
    Everything else about this shirt is so perfect too: the softness of the stripes, the texture, the stitching down the front.

  201. 3windows

    September 6, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    LOVE IT ! Demure & a bit quirky…

  202. Republic Monetary Exchange

    September 6, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Absolutely it can and is modern! I think your photo is proof that it still works.

  203. Lari

    September 6, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Just in formal ocasions, i guess!
    too serious!

  204. Anonymous

    September 6, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Is it just me? He reminds me of Jeff Goldblum in a period drama.. but far more attractive.. I kind of like the look though. captures a moment in time..

  205. mixedtapediaries

    September 7, 2010 at 3:19 am


    I think we are more than ready to land this plane, especially now with the skinny collars. Button ups are a sensitive issue just like whether or not to tuck a collar in or out a jacket. Everyone thinks they have what it takes to pull it off but its not meant for everyone.


  206. This Time Now

    September 7, 2010 at 3:55 am

    Dear Scott,

    If you will please let me know who this man is I'll be forever grateful! I'd love to meet him and photograph him for a series that I'm doing. I'll be in Italy soon. Thank you!

  207. V.V.

    September 7, 2010 at 4:52 am

    Depending on whom whears it and how..
    Great portrait!


  208. Anonymous

    September 7, 2010 at 6:44 am

    Combined good, it can manage to be interesting, does not it seem to you?…THE NEW ANONYMOUS ONE…

  209. MELISSA Z.

    September 7, 2010 at 6:47 am

    what a deep look! love his glasses!


  210. Dm`Lopez

    September 7, 2010 at 7:22 am

    think i'ts a classic option.


  211. Anonymous

    September 7, 2010 at 7:40 am

    I got your book, 'The Sartorialist' today. I'm so greatful to have it on my desk. :)

  212. Anonymous

    September 7, 2010 at 8:11 am

    yes please!

  213. Roberto Pires

    September 7, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Absolutely simple. Amazing. Eternal.

  214. Anonymous

    September 7, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    Yes, Yes, Yes
    That's the beauty of classic style. it is always timeless
    Great Photo


  215. Benoit

    September 7, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    J'ai découvert votre blog via celui de Garance, j'adore ce que vous faites. J'espère que vous comprendrez mon message (j'ai cru comprendre que vous parliez francais, sur le blog de garance encore)!

    Bonne continuations en tous cas!


  216. Monoir

    September 7, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    One 'Anonymous' is right…come to Shoreditch, London's East, and this look has become a uniform for the last few years. Usually manditory with ray ban wayfarers and fixed gear bike in tow also! ha! (But please, do still come)LOVE your work S.

  217. Anonymous

    September 7, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Um, this is the way we used to do it in the 80's (at least until '85-ish) – I'm thinking that anyone who thinks that fastening up the top button is a big deal must be under 30. Strange for me that this post came up here today, as I was just thinking I'd like to start doing this again…

  218. Anonymous

    September 7, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    I sure hope so! I've been wearing my button-ups like that for awhile now.


    September 7, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    this is such a fabulous photo!

  220. Bigio

    September 7, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    This photo is stunning.


  221. Erick Solano

    September 7, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    I don´t really think it could be modern; maybe in a old fashion look can work, like the guy in the pic; but without a tie, doesn´t seem to work. Regards from Costa Rica!

  222. PriceReview.co.in

    September 8, 2010 at 3:18 am

    This is really nice image. Keep it up

  223. Gerardo Olaverry Fonteses

    September 8, 2010 at 3:43 am

    Divino…. hombres con muy poco pero con tanto …..

  224. Kyra

    September 8, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Yes, of course. But i would still love to see a bowtie. In fact my toddler son wears all of his button down shirts buttoned up.. so he doesn't chew on his collar.

  225. anneliese

    September 8, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    Ready for the button-up? It is all the rage in Melbourne! This winter, I have seen many teenage boys sporting shirts buttoned to the neck.
    I think it's a beautiful, clean look, yet only certain men can pull it off. But when they do, it truly looks wonderful.


  226. thesophisticat

    September 8, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    I think the button up is modern, but we're not in the age of modern fashion anymore.

    Can it be ageless? Perhaps. Whether it looks any good depends on the overall look and the style of shirt, and of the wearer.


  227. Anonymous

    September 8, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    the button up is very popular here in New Zealand, my boyfriend sports one often. He is a smaller guy and it makes him look broader than usual which i like. It is smart and sexy

  228. Anonymous

    September 9, 2010 at 5:40 am

    The frames are from Ray Ban, the model is called new wayfader. They come in two different shades of borwn, that's the darker one. I have exactly the same :) I think they are pretty easy to find.

  229. Lizzie

    September 9, 2010 at 7:55 am

    The top button is definately back, This Is England '86 resurgence! But are we ready for the braces and the turnups too..


  230. J.Ro

    September 9, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    He looks cool, but for me it's still a little too Sling Blade.


  231. meganmeenan

    September 9, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    the model is gorgeous but button up is modern . it doesnt only have to be worn with shirts but also polos and looks cool and neat .


  232. Anonymous

    September 10, 2010 at 4:29 am

    hi all
    thx for all your feedback as tyou can see from pictures i'm ok with my bottom up choice so i think that coolnes is when you are comfortable in it

  233. JENZGENAU-tailoring

    September 10, 2010 at 8:29 am

    what is modern? and for me the "modern" looses more and more knowledge about how to dress.
    i say yes lets button-up again.

  234. Noumia's papers

    September 11, 2010 at 5:14 am

    Love the portrait, but he is strict, no ?



  235. fie

    September 12, 2010 at 7:49 am

    Yes, yes, yes indeed!

  236. L'imposteur

    September 17, 2010 at 6:12 am

  237. Paul

    September 18, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    NO. I didn't like it the last time around; I don't like it now.

  238. Anonymous

    September 18, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    i really, really, REALLY hope this is asking about the top button and not the entire shirt otherwise HERP DA DERP!

  239. RCVW - Global

    September 19, 2010 at 2:40 am

  240. Anna-Karin

    September 21, 2010 at 6:06 am

    Ofcourse! That's the only way my boyfriend wears it, and it looks wonderful!
    Super-manly ^^

  241. Isabel

    September 21, 2010 at 9:09 am

    Go to Camberwell School of Arts, every boy there works this look day in day out…

  242. Prada Eyeglasses

    October 6, 2010 at 7:04 pm

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  244. Simone

    October 16, 2013 at 7:57 am

    Elegante, semplice, raffinato

  245. slimjack

    June 6, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    Been like this in East End of London for years.

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