1. Anonymous

    February 23, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    ahhhh corduroy :) i love you

  2. Anonymous

    February 23, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    wow…I thought for sure you were back in Milan with this photo. Glad to know theres some men with classy cool style right in my own backyard! haha.

  3. The Burlap Smack

    February 23, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    i loooove all this texture! (particularly how that of his beard compliments his shirt…)

  4. Sartorial Vancouver

    February 23, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    I love his coat – especially those pockets – and how his facial hair balances out the heavy knits.

  5. Amra

    February 23, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Omgosh. He’s so cute! =) Looks like santa in urban disguise.

  6. Kelly

    February 23, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    If I recall correctly, you have photographed this person before, haven’t you? Isn’t he the one who works with Ralph Lauren in regards to finding thrift and vintage items?

    I really admire his style. He has served as an inspiration ever since the first photo you posted of him wearing the khakis patched up at the knee and the shawl collar cardigan.


  7. Anonymous

    February 23, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    ¡¡Qué mono es!!

  8. Simon

    February 23, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Great picture!! Great guy!

  9. Stephanie

    February 23, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    interesting fisherman-mariner-english professor look!

  10. suzanne nelson

    February 23, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    Very rus in urbe – looks as if he is from somewhere in Maine or Massachusetts… I love the colours, textures and that great bag. Gorgeous photo!

  11. thingsidowhennooneiswatching

    February 23, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    really? i’m not very cool but this photo and the one below look like they could be my nieghbours out in the sticks of suburbia.

  12. Anonymous

    February 23, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Oh wow, it’s Beard Papa! All he lacks is the pipe. Amazing.

  13. modediktat

    February 23, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    YAY, he is looking great!! I love the different shades of colors and mix of materials.

  14. Lynn Page

    February 23, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    This makes me feel warm and cozy.

  15. IRENE

    February 23, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    The re-incarnation of the Greek shepherd. Look for Girls in the Sun (1968) nominated for Golden Globe (1970-Best Foreign Language). Had the shepherd gotten the girl…

  16. geoff

    February 23, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    warm and cozy indeed…nice photo

  17. michaeljosephowens

    February 23, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Wonderful. Just wonderful.

  18. Anonymous

    February 23, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    some people have faces that hold a thousand stories… brilliant photo!

  19. crowsfeet

    February 23, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    the real deal


    (mr. mort, are you taking notes?)

  20. Pip

    February 23, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    This is the second posting in less than a month in which the subject is wearing those fabulous yellow/light tan gloves. WHERE CAN I GET A PAIR?

  21. la sartorialista

    February 23, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Huge inspiration!
    Tweed is it! I’m really feeling the tweed thing for next fall, ever since Pitti and the cool Armenian woman in the beautiful tweed coat.

  22. Anonymous

    February 23, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    His name is doug, he works at RRL, one of Ralph’s trusted friend. He’s a very approachable guy, with a distinct style.

  23. Rita

    February 23, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful portrait.

  24. indigo warrior

    February 23, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    In my imagination he knit all that himself … I can dream can’t I?

  25. Sisty

    February 23, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    I had the same thought that Kelly had — isn’t this guy Ralph Lauren’s vintage buyer? You had a fabulous photo of him wearing a watchcap, a thick cardigan, and patched khaki pants. Anyway, he’s my dream man — fortunately for me my hubby looks a lot like him, so I won’t be tempted to stalk him any time time soon…

    Is it the same man?

  26. brainsurgerygirl

    February 23, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    ohmygosh his little smirk + white beard = melting heart

  27. Anonymous

    February 24, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Such a tasteful, rustic combo – and all items are right on the money. The jacket is splendid.

  28. CK Dexter Haven

    February 24, 2009 at 12:02 am

    The Zissou Society is alive and well.

  29. Anonymous

    February 24, 2009 at 12:02 am

    I had the same reaction as 2:52 –I immediately thought this was a Northern Italian, particularly given the mix of browns in corduroy and tweed.

    He looks great. And his outfit would be greatly diminished without the orange glove.

  30. ohphilippa

    February 24, 2009 at 2:24 am

    he should be my dad!

  31. Claire

    February 24, 2009 at 2:37 am

    beautiful photograph

  32. Anonymous

    February 24, 2009 at 6:40 am

    Great hunting jacket, great looking and casual’s best. Great country look.

  33. Thomas E.K.

    February 24, 2009 at 10:12 am

    This is one of my favorites of yours. What a great character! Cool bag too.

  34. Isobel Saoirse Dylan

    February 24, 2009 at 11:04 am


  35. Ashford

    February 24, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    fisherman chic!

  36. Heather

    February 24, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    Was this shot on Cornelia St behind the IFC theater? I live on this street and see this guy every so often. He always looks great!

  37. Allen - East Hampton

    February 24, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Love it!

  38. Elizabeth

    February 24, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    What a happy figure the man cuts. Again I’m struck by the realization that it’s a person that makes the clothes work and not the other way around. Usually.

  39. A.

    February 24, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    He’s always great!

  40. Anonymous

    February 24, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    love doug.

  41. Pine & Lord

    February 24, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    I adore him!

  42. Anonymous

    February 24, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    This gentleman never fails to impress. Moar!

  43. VirginiaWestfield

    February 24, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    pirate? sailor? cockney?

  44. Daisy

    February 25, 2009 at 1:48 am

    hmm…his sweater and his beard=same texture.

  45. Sui Generis - Me

    February 25, 2009 at 10:51 am

    cool! he looks like a fashionable fisherman!!!
    “ahoy, matey!”

  46. cigalechanta

    February 25, 2009 at 10:58 am

    love the tonal textures of this man’s outfit. I wouldn’t be surprised if he works in the arts.

  47. Massimo

    February 26, 2009 at 5:07 am

    Interesting combination of different field traditional apparel.
    I especially like the jacket and the smile behind the beard,so self-confidence!


  48. Anonymous

    February 27, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Old Man Style is the best style.

  49. Anonymous

    March 18, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Hemingway back from the hunt. In fact, a hunter’s return to the good country. Lovely.

  50. Bianca

    August 16, 2009 at 12:51 am

    I wrote my Parsons statement of intention letter based on the first photo you took of him. There isn't a particular thing that's inspirational about his clothing, it's simply a whole…state of mind, if you will. I find it rather hard to describe the intense feeling he gives me every time i look at the shots you took. Great enlightenment and an infinite 'thank you' for seeing and photographing him.

  51. dylan

    August 28, 2009 at 3:50 am


  52. yorkshire lass

    October 29, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    This guy looks like a gamekeeper ,he could walk down the street in any village in Yorkshire and not get a second look!! love the whole sartorialist blog! Fab

  53. Lucy2284

    April 21, 2010 at 8:26 am

    Dont know who this is but how cool is he! His own style!

  54. MARK

    May 1, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    …ANY PORT…

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