91 comments

  1. SarahPeslar

    July 21, 2010 at 9:44 am

    It's truly wonderful to hear your love of quality and class at such an early age. This style can be and will be used for decades to come!

    http://www.fashionsmind.blogspot.com

  2. Anonymous

    July 21, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Awesome story…..I love this blog just for moments like this.

    It also reassures my commitment of owing beautiful hadnmade shirts that launder and iron myself and have been able to obtina 8-9 years of service from them.

    Now if someone can tell me how to overcome the gradual shrinkage of the collar and sleeve length over the years…..which is normally why I end up retiring my shirts and typically for no other reason.

    Great Great Story Sar…thanks for sharing!

    THX SAR!

  3. Charles Preston

    July 21, 2010 at 10:00 am

    Does anyone know the specific name for this kind of collar?

  4. Léonore

    July 21, 2010 at 10:06 am

    This gentleman rocks.

  5. Nicola

    July 21, 2010 at 10:12 am

    that's such a good little story.. and wonderful photography as always.

  6. the style crusader

    July 21, 2010 at 10:16 am

    wow! that is funky! i have never seen a shirt like that before. my husband was just complaining the other day that he hates the banker shirts where you have to tie your tie with the most massive knot (he fears it makes him look like a gangster). this is very cool! what an interested effect. xx

  7. FASHION SNAG

    July 21, 2010 at 10:17 am

    That is such a cute story and so sweet that your mom did buy it for you for Christmas. I would have saved it as well! I understand the memories of her your first designer piece =) xx

    http://www.FashionSnag.com

  8. Anne Marie

    July 21, 2010 at 10:25 am

    clothes certainly do make a man or woman….I embrace myself every time I wear my skirts that touch the ground I walk on…..

    this is a great blog for fashion inspiration – so clean and upcoming – and what a great picture of Franca!!

  9. Tom Jobim

    July 21, 2010 at 10:32 am

    i hear you Scott

  10. J K

    July 21, 2010 at 10:39 am

    I had one of these that I purchased around 1988. It is known as a Tab Collar. It is a great shirt design because of its relative formality – it really can only be worn with a tie.

  11. THE NYANZI REPORT

    July 21, 2010 at 10:40 am

    That's real talk.
    The sentimental value we place in our 'first designer' item/s especially if it is out of financial reach.

  12. Anonymous

    July 21, 2010 at 10:42 am

    just wondering scott, what camera do you use for your amazing shots?

  13. Anonymous

    July 21, 2010 at 10:49 am

    Handsome, handsome, handsome!

  14. Gallinavecchia

    July 21, 2010 at 10:51 am

    Just discovered your blog: wonderful photos!
    It's great to see my city (Florence) from the fashion point of view… can't believe we can really be quite trendy, huh? ;))

    Will certainly come back :)

    Gallinavecchia (it means old hen)

  15. s t y l i s h m u s e

    July 21, 2010 at 10:52 am

    I wish my father would wear shirts with this collar. Love it!

  16. christopher

    July 21, 2010 at 11:04 am

    i got my first armani shirt around '89. boxy grey, aqua, pale blue windowpane pattern. mandarin collar. still have it… just ran my hand over the fabric after reading your post.

  17. proletarian Great Gatsby

    July 21, 2010 at 11:13 am

    A lot of thanks for sharing your passion,memory and love for clothes,fashion and beauty.What you tell is a little part of your life and I thank you for the trust and for share it with us.

  18. guero

    July 21, 2010 at 11:22 am

    very fly

  19. Bell

    July 21, 2010 at 11:44 am

    I prefer classic collars English or Italian, the photo I do not like.

  20. Nick

    July 21, 2010 at 11:52 am

    i actually love the suit…anyone know who makes it?

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  21. Alexandra G.

    July 21, 2010 at 11:57 am

    Lovely story, and I can certainly understand…I really fought for this beautiful bag for Christmas, it was the best Christmas ever.

    http://tovogueorbust.blogspot.com/

  22. Davidikus

    July 21, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Great memories! I have fond memories of my first Lanvin shirt too. It was a much more classical collar but I loved it nonetheless. And still love it. I am not too sure that I could really wear the same kind of collar as on this picture but I appreciate it nonetheless…

    http://davidikus.blogspot.com/

  23. losaway

    July 21, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    I love it this blog!
    are great! :)
    I follow your blog.
    xoxo

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  24. Gringo Jack

    July 21, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    I was 35 when I got my first pair of Gucci loafers. They symbolized for me a life of striving. It was a very important day for me; after leaving the store, I sat in my car and cried for a few minutes. I can totally relate.

  25. MONi

    July 21, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    nice story… I know I'm young but I've never seen such a shirt seems funny to me this kind of collar!

  26. Dana

    July 21, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    I love your story about your first designer piece. For me it was when I was 12 in 1987. My mum and I found an amazing YSL maillot that was black underneath and coated in metallic bronze in a bargain bin somewhere unexpected for $9!! I wore it for about 10 years until the bronze was almost worn away. By far the best swimming costume I've ever owned.

  27. Mabel and Zora

    July 21, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Great post,very inspiring.

  28. ITSOLA

    July 21, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Love this post! And I think clothes definitely make the man/woman!

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  29. Angeles Almuna Design

    July 21, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Fabulous story! Love to read things that keep my mind working in some creative designs and good ideas. Thank you!
    Kisses

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    http://www.shopangelesalmuna.com

  30. Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl

    July 21, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    It's the first time I'm seeing such an unusual collar, honetsly!! I'm wishing now we all woudl start seeing more of these soon!

  31. Laurent

    July 21, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    To anonymous regarding shrinking shirts: wash in cold water, hang or tumble dry, no heat. Do not dry clean. I have some Brooks Br. and Ralph L. shirts that are 10+ yrs old that still look new, have not shrunk.

  32. anthony

    July 21, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Rumpled, slightly scruffy and with a lovely combination of detail and style. The spectacles (?) which stick out of his pocket look scary! He's also got a really nice face.

  33. laurent

    July 21, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Tab collar…thin tie…very 60's!
    Interesting to note that in a lot of the European photos the clothes are obviously well-cared for "vintage". Very much in style now (Gucci, etc.)I would not be surprised if this suit is 30+ years old, the cut is 60s or 70s.

  34. kagitsune

    July 21, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    I too love unique collars, but I think the tie sticking out just looks awkward. Sorry, Sart… v_v

  35. Anonymous

    July 21, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    I'm not in love with this look, the suit looks badly made and with poor quality material, and the white glove on one hand is odd. I like the tie and the pocket square with his glasses hanging out though. I wish he'd worn something more tailored.

  36. Anonymous

    July 21, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    besides the beautiful suit…wow what a beautiful man! he's so handsome!

  37. The Baker

    July 21, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Awesome to hear that you loved great style and quality from a young age! Keep it up, very inspiring.

    getyourowncake.blogspot.com

  38. Eli Fitzgerald

    July 21, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    I want that shirt! Great blog. Here are some things that are not good!

  39. Chicago Style Scene

    July 21, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    I love the idea of a man wearing such a fine detail that only a trained eye will notice. Very romantic.

    http://www.chicagostreetstyle.com

  40. Anonymous

    July 21, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Amazing this is the first time I come across such collar. Details details details are so important <3

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    Rosemary

  41. The Covetist

    July 21, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    from small things, big things one day come.

    http://thecovetist.blogspot.com

  42. karnit

    July 21, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    I love his wrinkled jacket. I had a whole period in the mid 90's when I machin washed tailored jacket and dried them rolled up to get that effect. Maybe it's time I re-try that.
    http://www.theconceptdresser.com

  43. Anonymous

    July 21, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    this is great!

  44. Anonymous

    July 21, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Not so much a fan of this look. The man is, of course, that handsome older gentleman who can pull a lot of things off.

    However, the jacket fits poorly and the collar-tie combination drives home a strong hangman's noose or collar-leash look to me.

    Shouldn't we all strive to be passionate about our jobs, but not slavishly so?

  45. bello.fighting.ignorance

    July 21, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Yeah, reminds me of one my first Armani's as well: more around 1983/4 when he still did stuff for Bagutta etc.
    But takes me back to some Armani thin tie I got in 1983: then I knew I had arrived: David Bowie was with one on the cover of the TV Times in England a few weeks later!!

  46. Anonymous

    July 21, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    i enjoyed the story of your affair with the shirt more than the images of the shirt with a tie. maybe the shirt is better without a necktie?
    *sP

  47. alibaba germany

    July 21, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    i've never seen a collar like this!!!
    this is more than amazing…!

  48. Anonymous

    July 21, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    Thank you so much for that story. It brought back a favorite memory that had been lost in my mind for years. I was a sophmore in high school circa 1986. I had become enthralled with Armani after reading my first GQ with a picture of Harrison Ford on the cover. I wanted one of those snap down collars so much I harassed my parents for months about it. They thought the price was outrageous. My father was more sympathetic as he had a passion for suits which he wore everyday. Finally, my mother took my sister out of town for a weekend to visit family. My dad and I had a "boys" weekend where we went out dinner together, went to a movie, and yes, he bought me that shirt at Saks in Chicago. I will never forget the weekend, the shirt, but most important, the time alone with my dad.

  49. Jón Agnar

    July 21, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    This is an absolutely exquisite assembly of clothing – the balance struck between formal and relaxed is perfect. Flawless, understated taste.

  50. Eugenia Woods

    July 21, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Yes, the tie is very 1980's a la the principal in Ferris Bueller. Love the look as a whole though!

  51. SallyO

    July 21, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    It looks like it's choking him a little bit.
    And by the way, I'm totally freaked to discover that you are actually younger than me…

  52. jason

    July 21, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    hahahahaha how funny, i still have my first designer item still in it's original packaging. my parents went on their first trip to europe and i BEGGED them to bring me back something designer. Versace socks! not exactly what i had hoped for but i'll take it none the less. I was 13 at the time and i'm 32 now! can't belive i still have them.

  53. April

    July 21, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    That shirt has great detail! Very nice!

  54. nemee

    July 21, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    love the detail ! and i adore the different patterns , they work very well together .

    artsysunday.blogspot.com

  55. Anonymous

    July 21, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    I love the way this guy wears a suit and tie as though they're a t shirt and jeans. who is he? we've seen him here a lot haven't we?

    When I was a teenager I found a stash of my grandfather's shirts: separate starched collars, very long tails, mother of pearl buttons, fine stripes, the most exquisite fine smooth cotton that felt more like silk. I'm one of those people who's always fingering fabric in shops and I have NEVER felt a shirt as good as my grandfather's. He also had some cream rayon leisure shirts that really explained to me why rayon was called artificial silk.

  56. namhenderson

    July 21, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    The white (almost lacey) cuff on his one sleeve is amazing. unless that is a separate glove? Or perhaps a tuft of long underwear?

  57. Anonymous

    July 21, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    i love his smile. smile with the eyes

  58. Gin

    July 21, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    i feel u Sart!! it was a bag in my case and i still remember exactly how it felt running my hands over the leather when i first received it.

    love the overall look and his smile :)

  59. Sebastian

    July 21, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    LS Ayres? Where in Indiana are you from? I grew up in Ft. Wayne, where we had the Glenbrook and Southtown Mall stores.

  60. Lisa

    July 22, 2010 at 12:12 am

    … and what a future you have. So many fans loving your artistic photos and the diversity of style you bring from runway to everyday, it's totally gorgeous.

  61. Lee Oliveira

    July 22, 2010 at 2:16 am

    Love this look. That pocket detail is great also.

    LOx

  62. sahdcooks

    July 22, 2010 at 2:45 am

    Man, I hope I can look like that when I am that age…

  63. tofuscloset

    July 22, 2010 at 4:20 am

    i love his face too =) it's warm feeling=)

  64. Pal Zileri Concept

    July 22, 2010 at 6:22 am

    Isn't breathing gonna be a problem when your wear your shirt like that? LOL!

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    July 22, 2010 at 7:13 am

    Really great! and I generally adore this man look and attitude…
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  66. May

    July 22, 2010 at 7:50 am

    what a powerful story! how did you wait until march to unwrap it, that is willpower right there…not to mention sheer reverence.

  67. Kat

    July 22, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    I love the combination of the pattern on the pocket square and the tortoise shell sunglasses, one "leg" out, as it were.

  68. margaretmarks

    July 22, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    Excellent clothes DO make the man/woman more vibrant though, don't they?

  69. simplyolive

    July 22, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    …LS Ayres sold Armani?!

  70. Christina

    July 22, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    This man is extremely sexy. I think he's part Asian, like me! He looks great.

    fridayswithcilantro.blogspot.com

  71. IJ Productions

    July 23, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    I want one!

  72. raul b

    July 24, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    this guy is amazing!!

  73. Lavender

    July 24, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Great story…love the shirt, but he's left his jacket in the dryer to long.

  74. betieblu

    July 25, 2010 at 8:12 am

    I also take my time in finally unwrapping, then cutting off the tag from a piece of clothing I have bought with special care and admiration. Sometimes clothing like that is a bit beyond my ability to wear at the time I've purchased it, and needs to sit for a while before I know I can wear it in a style that would illuminate its greatness and charm. You reminded me of this habit I have… One of those things you usually don't think about, an unspoken exchange between a "clothing" and yourself.

  75. Heels

    July 27, 2010 at 4:51 am

    I like the post with such a nice material which is much informative. Thank you for the information you provided.

  76. Anonymous

    July 27, 2010 at 9:52 am

    I am reminded of ill-fitting shirts & Colombian Neckties when looking at the close-up :(

  77. Jazzbuff630

    July 27, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    I love the pocket square and sunglasses in the breast pocket. I have tried to work that look;it looks cool on Park Avenue, but not
    out for cocktails with other accountants…

    The tie is too long, but I think this must be intentional?

  78. Nick

    July 27, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    my first designer piece (after wallets, passport holders, iPod cases, ciggie holders from Gucci and LV) is a late 70's Lanvin jacket in navy blue that fits like it was tailored for me! I got it for about two dollars at a charity shop…I still have it…well I'm only 24…but I am lucky that the vast majority of South Africans are clueless about labels!!

  79. Megan

    July 27, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Wow it is amazing to have such memories as that. It is inspiring the love you had for one article of clothing at that age.

  80. Anonymous

    July 28, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    Very sharp!

  81. ese_isra

    August 1, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    scott- i love your attention to detail.. and i love that you share that with us.

    keep up the great work, photography and passion for what you do.

  82. Anonymous

    August 2, 2010 at 1:50 am

    I like his nose, like an asian version of gerald depardieu

  83. jeen

    August 14, 2010 at 4:53 am

    If I marry an asian man, I would want him to age gracefully as this man appears to do.

  84. Timmi

    August 17, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    I hope my 6yo son will say the same thing one day about fashion. Honestly, gadgets are cool but rarely ever "classics" nor do they last the distance. Unlike fashion and style :)

  85. Anonymous

    August 20, 2010 at 6:58 am

    Is there another name for this type of collar other than "Tab Collar"?

    I've searched and searched online under that name and only came up with collars that have a tab that buttons the two sides of the collar together rather than a collar that snaps or buttons at the corners like this.

    How or where can I find one of these shirts?!

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    October 9, 2010 at 2:54 am

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  87. Anonymous

    July 27, 2011 at 7:31 am

    On the Street…It is like a discreet and perfect architect!

  88. Anonymous

    July 27, 2011 at 8:40 am

    In a while like the present one, where absolute conceptions do not exist on the places, where the landscape is something invented. When an architecture without form arises, that appears in the territory without interfering, without constructing, without being. When `appears concepts like `fragmentatión', `sustainability' by viability, `architecture as landscape' or `landscape as architecture', replaces the representation by the presentation and fails the reason.

    The method drawn up by the architects of the “Fifties” seems to indicate a way. Not only by the quality of its works or the extreme present time of `minimalism' of some of them, but by its attitude before the profession and the architecture. Its work developed in the silence of the study, the emotion to construct, the daily fight with the problems. Its form to understand and to represent the reality through project, being maintained a balance and tension between both factors. The practice replaces the theory. The elements of the own reality are those that are introduced in the decision making of the project organize, it. The tension settles down when they are become ordained based on the development of a central idea and the project faces the reality again.

    Architect

  89. this suit fit hem very wel. It's made for him. It"s beautifull. Its a classical. It 'llbe always beautiful

    August 23, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    This suit fit hem very wel. I’s made for him. It’s beautiful. It’s a classical.
    It is always beautiful!!!!!!!

  90. jy Kim

    May 12, 2012 at 9:24 am

    I like his hair.

  91. julian

    September 9, 2012 at 7:49 am

    This guy totally kills it !!

    Everything is beautiful, timeless, elegant and stylish

    The suit is to die for…..makes me want to go out and buy exactly the same thing (or at least be measured and fitted for it) – love the colour, the cut, the design, the material……it does look expensive though……….and I ‘m not even a ‘tie person’ but I like that too

    Great photo of an ageless and impeccably stylish individual

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