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January 16, 2011 at 8:10 am
I wouldn't have thought it, but all those patterns don't look too bad together.
January 16, 2011 at 8:11 am
How extraordinary) I want skinnies with print like on his pants!
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January 16, 2011 at 8:12 am
January 16, 2011 at 8:13 am
Very nice picture. I love this outfit!
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January 16, 2011 at 8:14 am
really like his combination of the jacket and those pants :)
January 16, 2011 at 8:16 am
Loving the contrast of those remarkable pants with the blazer.
Beautiful to see that a man on a certain age still dares to play with with fashion.
January 16, 2011 at 8:20 am
Intense sea of colors and patterns! This man looks like he is having fun!
January 16, 2011 at 8:22 am
Wow, he is a pro at pattern mixing! Those pants are stellar.
Laura @ The World Looks Red
January 16, 2011 at 8:23 am
I can hear this one.
January 16, 2011 at 8:30 am
This man definitely likes to mix things up. I'm not sure if he really puts too much thought into what he's wearing but it is interesting.
January 16, 2011 at 8:31 am
I'd love to wear my version of this here in NYC!
I wonder who he is talking to? For sure, there is more than meets the eye here.
January 16, 2011 at 8:36 am
<3 so real!
January 16, 2011 at 8:37 am
you've catched the perfect instant
i love his position so awesome!hat was cute :) nice pic
January 16, 2011 at 8:38 am
Wow! What a perfect picture!!! Lovely sunday!
January 16, 2011 at 8:44 am
lovly picture!! It's so typical but at the same time very catchy for Florence!!
great and inspiaring blog, but I'm sure you hear that all the time ;)
January 16, 2011 at 8:45 am
January 16, 2011 at 8:50 am
This old men, full of life… love the pic!
January 16, 2011 at 8:51 am
It's just about the trousers ! No wait, maybe about the jacket … No, it's the hat ! Anyway, i don't know why I love the pic, but I do love it !!
January 16, 2011 at 8:52 am
What a cool guy! What is holding in his hand?
January 16, 2011 at 8:56 am
typical italian :)
January 16, 2011 at 8:58 am
Beautiful!! Those pants!
January 16, 2011 at 8:59 am
What an interesting outfit combo! :)xoxohttp://fashionagony.blogspot.com/
January 16, 2011 at 9:02 am
This photo embodies something really strong in my opinion. I love the posture, and his expression. Good job ! You seem to catch every single details that make the picture fantastic.
January 16, 2011 at 9:06 am
WHAT A GREAT COMBINATION :)
"this fashion lark."
January 16, 2011 at 9:09 am
Adore all the colours in this image!!
January 16, 2011 at 9:10 am
This photo is really nice!!his clothes,the chair,everithing is good!!
January 16, 2011 at 9:11 am
January 16, 2011 at 9:12 am
So much color in this photo, those pants much be some military uniform, not Italian Army though, so hmmmmm.
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January 16, 2011 at 9:14 am
I love the story behind this photograph. The detail and the colors offsets the man.
January 16, 2011 at 9:15 am
it's this gentleman's hands which i noticed.not only expressive, but they look like they spent a lifetime being creative.
January 16, 2011 at 9:17 am
I love the combination of the camouflage and the tweed.
January 16, 2011 at 9:22 am
What an odd mix. Cool fellow!
January 16, 2011 at 9:28 am
I'm really quite taken with that jacket; also with the exposure — the subject seems to almost pop off the screen!
Jordana @ White Cabana
January 16, 2011 at 9:31 am
Oh there are so many wonderfully fabulous Italian characters in Florence. I would love to know what this man is saying.-Jordana
…everyone has a magical look!Gianly
January 16, 2011 at 9:34 am
Here's a man who had serious style at one point in his life – would love to see some photos from his twenties.
January 16, 2011 at 9:47 am
i love to wonder how my husband will look when he's mid-sixties, somewhere around there. i think he might look something like this. :)(i <3 his jacket, btw)
January 16, 2011 at 9:48 am
I love his hands.
January 16, 2011 at 10:02 am
dont like the camouflage pants for themselves, but everything fits so well and his gestures! the hat and his jacket are so italian and his gesture ist so typical italian. its lovely. the only ones who can wear a beard in a sophisticated manner are older men, if you care it, it look totally well!!
January 16, 2011 at 10:05 am
Interesting, aren't those trousers done in a Waffen SS camouflage?
January 16, 2011 at 10:06 am
love his style!
January 16, 2011 at 10:17 am
love his gesture, great photo! and great mix of fabrics
January 16, 2011 at 10:25 am
i like jacket's pattern.
January 16, 2011 at 10:29 am
PANTS PANTS PANTSPANTS PANTS PANTS PANTSPANTS PANTS PANTS PANTS PANTS PANTS
January 16, 2011 at 10:30 am
Is that a grenade?Ha ha ha.Jk.
I wish his jacket was shorter.
January 16, 2011 at 10:36 am
First time I thought you took stylished person or his/her styles.But now I think you take someone's life or their minutes. I really like your photos. With them I feel like I travel abroad and meet a lot of people!! Anett
January 16, 2011 at 10:37 am
I love your photos. You have so much inspiration to me.
January 16, 2011 at 10:48 am
Another small checks! or maybe a tiny houndstooth variant. Beautiful use of pattern, and photograph-wise, prime gestural.
Wow! I love how colourful and eclectic this shot is.
January 16, 2011 at 10:57 am
Just the perfect moment!This pic is amazing!XOXO
January 16, 2011 at 10:59 am
hobo chic at its best, what a character :)
January 16, 2011 at 11:18 am
Great shot!! What he's selling? a little bit of everything? I like the "moment" of the photo!
January 16, 2011 at 11:19 am
really really cool
January 16, 2011 at 11:20 am
January 16, 2011 at 11:23 am
This is one of your best shots ever.Really love it
January 16, 2011 at 11:27 am
haha, love that print. would be great for a legging
January 16, 2011 at 11:28 am
What a fabulous character! Reminds me of Istanbul. Great shot! Thank you!
Moon Face Buddha
January 16, 2011 at 11:56 am
The trousers are Flecktarn pattern, used primarily by the german armed forces. That particular pattern was introduced in the early 90's and has some similarities to patterns used in ww2.
I'm feeling the love for his hat.
January 16, 2011 at 12:02 pm
love the physical expression that you'd imagine to be that of an italian! and the colours! looks something like those of jackson pollock meeting rené magritte!beautiful
January 16, 2011 at 12:05 pm
This man is a sartorial mess!
I think that the comments show that no matter what photo you post, some of your fans will think that it is a sublime style statement.
January 16, 2011 at 12:10 pm
This gent is also wearing camo under the sportcoat, but a it appears to be a different pattern than that of the pants.
It looks like he is haggling over a bottle of hand cream in his hand – that is not a cellphone!
I think that this man's look does not work as a style.
January 16, 2011 at 12:20 pm
Bravo! I see him the Mr. as the direct image.Looks great, what a darling colorful kinda spirit he has.~Cheers Kim
January 16, 2011 at 12:29 pm
The camouflage pattern is most likely German Bundeswehr's 'Flecktarn'. There's also a desert version of it.
January 16, 2011 at 12:32 pm
Oh, now this is GREAT! Look at those pants!!!! He looks like a total character from ye olde country. Now I'm curious to know what he's talking about. And what he's doing with that …. that …. is it a perfume decanter in his hand? And why is he holding it like a walkie-talkie? And what is around his neck – some kind of ID? So many questions. Would you update with some info?????
Great street market snapshot.
January 16, 2011 at 12:36 pm
January 16, 2011 at 1:00 pm
Great shot what a great character, ingrained style is part of the Italian gene pool. When you're surrounded by beauty your whole life you live it.Next life I want to come back Italian.
January 16, 2011 at 1:03 pm
Great Shot! This isn't just about fashion, its about life :) It just made my day :) Thank you for such wonderful pictures
January 16, 2011 at 1:11 pm
Does anyone know what style of hat he is wearing?
January 16, 2011 at 1:17 pm
Those are German army pants.They fit pretty slim on leaner figures and are made from a firm chino-type of garment.
No one bothers to consider that he may not have had the money to "play with the patterns" but that these were all he had.
January 16, 2011 at 1:18 pm
I'm confused and intrigued. What's happening? He;s a vendor, but what's in his hand and why is he holding it up to his face in this theatrical gesture? His coat and hat are filthy, but then he's surrounded by all these colorful items. His scarf is especially intriguing to me as are the various pops of saturated red throughout the background. Fascinating.
January 16, 2011 at 1:19 pm
So ecletic! I have so much respect for men who can pull this off!
January 16, 2011 at 1:22 pm
I love the check on the jacket, seems to be of the moment in Florence. A trend?
quinn the eskimo
January 16, 2011 at 1:25 pm
the simple life.
January 16, 2011 at 1:29 pm
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January 16, 2011 at 1:48 pm
Amazing photo :O
January 16, 2011 at 1:54 pm
I love everything about this photograph. Absolutely fantastic!
January 16, 2011 at 1:57 pm
those pants are perfect
Le Kiss Kiss-Click Here!
January 16, 2011 at 2:28 pm
this guy is money…
January 16, 2011 at 2:29 pm
loved the video you posted a few weeks ago, truly inspiring. the visual life pretty much sums up what it means to be observational. i find that now, there simply isn't time to do that anymore, but its fantastic that there are ppl that keep it an art
January 16, 2011 at 2:35 pm
:D it's funny thinking that I walk down that street at least one time a week :Dit's full of strange people and interesting things :D-Nico-
January 16, 2011 at 2:38 pm
a lot of pattern, great pic!!!
January 16, 2011 at 2:47 pm
Phantastic! I would love to hear more about him and his life.
January 16, 2011 at 3:00 pm
would it be bad of me to say he is so cute! i want him to be my grandfather!
January 16, 2011 at 3:05 pm
Cool combination of prints!
January 16, 2011 at 3:27 pm
I know that place…
January 16, 2011 at 3:30 pm
Love This Photo!!! So real and natural!!! You caught the beautiful moment!!!
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Oooooh look at him…stylin' from top to bottom. If he were my dad/grandpa I'd have all my friends come over to check out what he's wearing. So perfect.
January 16, 2011 at 3:34 pm
I'm going to go buy a houndstooth jacket! Great photo. Somehow all those patterns work together.
January 16, 2011 at 3:36 pm
I can't describe how much these real life pictures warm my heart! They're amazing in their ability to capture the moment.
These are the sorts of pictures that inspire me to practice and improve my photography skills further! x
January 16, 2011 at 3:56 pm
I lvoe the camouflage pants!!
My Heart Blogged
January 16, 2011 at 3:59 pm
I really like how classic his hat, and jacket are. The pants are the punch of fun in the outfit. The print on them is nice. My Heart Blogged
January 16, 2011 at 4:22 pm
January 16, 2011 at 5:29 pm
you are able to bring out the real essence of the style or simplicity of people…wonderful, i follow this space:)
January 16, 2011 at 6:08 pm
I love older people with flair. He's awesome.
January 16, 2011 at 6:25 pm
January 16, 2011 at 7:31 pm
Slightly hobo chic, but it's working for him really. I find this a really interesting photo in terms of capturing human nature, the average person. It gives insight and intrigue. It makes you wonder, who is this man? What is is story?
January 16, 2011 at 7:49 pm
Style is everywhere.
January 16, 2011 at 8:09 pm
sick flask.. great shot
January 16, 2011 at 9:04 pm
So much character!!
January 16, 2011 at 9:09 pm
Fantastic image!this is true art
tinkerbell the bipolar faerie
January 16, 2011 at 9:47 pm
love those pants!
January 16, 2011 at 10:04 pm
this is an awesome photo/look! original! <33xx
January 16, 2011 at 10:09 pm
Thanks to the people who explained these pants. They look feminine to me and I was thinking he borrowed them from his wife (who rolled her eyes and shook her head as she watched him head out to his booth).
I love the movement and the colors here.
January 16, 2011 at 10:11 pm
wow, you are amazing!!you are a scholar who discover style in the world! :D
January 16, 2011 at 10:29 pm
woah! look at the pants! he rules
January 16, 2011 at 11:38 pm
Those pants are strangely gorgeous. This ought to look like a smelly mess. It really should. But it doesn't. I think it's because the man has verve.
January 16, 2011 at 11:48 pm
i'm addicted to you.
January 16, 2011 at 11:50 pm
the pants were a cute surprise…gotta love personal style!!
January 17, 2011 at 12:19 am
You amaze and inspire me everyday. Your blog was the reason i developed an interest in menswear, and started my own business
January 17, 2011 at 1:20 am
reminds me of my grandpa aka home.
January 17, 2011 at 1:59 am
Great background, great shot. and I want his jacket..Lee xhttp://leeoliveira.com
January 17, 2011 at 3:26 am
no not loving those pants…..love the shot though.
January 17, 2011 at 4:20 am
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January 17, 2011 at 4:27 am
I can't believe you captured the crazy art professor! He was either singing opera into that flask or screaming profanities at everyone passing by.
January 17, 2011 at 4:28 am
awesome pic, great job!
January 17, 2011 at 4:30 am
gotta love personal style
no need to see the title of the post, I already know that picture was taken in Italy!
January 17, 2011 at 4:54 am
January 17, 2011 at 4:58 am
Love the pattern of the pants!great style Sir :)
January 17, 2011 at 5:02 am
Love this shot
January 17, 2011 at 5:18 am
This guy looks like something from the Prince of Tides… but more like the Prince of Prints?
January 17, 2011 at 6:30 am
Intricate patterns on the pants and great capture. Awesome!
January 17, 2011 at 6:39 am
love the clothes mix. And the shot is perfect
Axel von Fersen
January 17, 2011 at 6:40 am
German Bundeswehr pants :)
January 17, 2011 at 7:02 am
Very nice pic. The man in the photo never heard of minimalism …
January 17, 2011 at 7:38 am
so chic!love it)
January 17, 2011 at 8:50 am
His pants are a german army cloth.
January 17, 2011 at 9:11 am
he doesn't even know he's so stylish!!!
January 17, 2011 at 10:41 am
As many have noted, the pants are German Bundeswehr (Army) pants. The pattern is ususally referred to as "Flecktarn". It has its roots in Germany shortly before WWII. The Germans used three main types of camouflage patterns (actually Flecktarn means simply camouflage patches): pea pattern, leaf pattern and splinter pattern, with endless varieties between them. These trousers have what is called the "pea" pattern.
Those who like to experiment shades and forms can always check out the replica uniforms made for reenactors, where you can find garments using this pattern but with a distinct 40's cut. Just be aware that we're talking the SS here.
Using the old cut but the modern cloth could wield some interesting results…
January 17, 2011 at 10:59 am
Where do I start? Using the perfume bottle as a cell phone, the come hither hand signal, the daring yet old fashioned attire. What a great capture.
January 17, 2011 at 11:35 am
I would buy from him in those groovy army pants.
January 17, 2011 at 12:16 pm
Could you just imagine a man in the U.S. wearing those floral pants?? So fun! Only in Italy. I remember walking the street markets in Florence. The vendors immediately call out to you guessing at your country of origin. I was so pleased, they all yelled out in french first, then Spanish….I am 100% American. Fun!
January 17, 2011 at 12:31 pm
the nickel fit
January 17, 2011 at 2:52 pm
Nothing goes together.
Makes it all the more charming.
January 17, 2011 at 3:20 pm
The gesture makes me understand the outfit!
January 17, 2011 at 3:38 pm
great colorful picture!
January 17, 2011 at 6:04 pm
maybe, its the next chanel 'chance' perfume campaign…
Aubrey and Melissa
January 17, 2011 at 7:51 pm
he is quite the risk taker with those prints! its quite an interesting combination. fun shot.
January 17, 2011 at 10:09 pm
I am so feelin' this.
Cold is the Sea
January 17, 2011 at 11:36 pm
That does it. I'm so totally doing a tweed jacket and camouflage pants when the weather gets back up to about 50 degrees.
January 18, 2011 at 3:09 am
A wonderful man.
Tara's Dolce Vita
January 18, 2011 at 4:53 am
January 18, 2011 at 10:04 am
January 18, 2011 at 10:14 am
These are German army I had to wear them for several years. :-) But never in this kind of "combination"!
January 18, 2011 at 3:25 pm
What is he reaching for? I wish I knew…because he does not need to reach for fashion advice; this is a man who is confident and willing to use the pieces he owns together for a purpose. This is style.
January 18, 2011 at 8:07 pm
My old Home!!!!! I used to live on Via de conti. Wow. Love it. Framing it. XO Valerie
January 19, 2011 at 12:14 pm
What every hipster tries to obtain. Only it's natural for this guy not forced.
January 19, 2011 at 1:20 pm
Savvier funky Grandad. Old people always knows best. We should take example.
January 19, 2011 at 11:59 pm
Rockin! That looks like the RS's former wardrobe key grip.
January 22, 2011 at 9:15 am
I love this fella.
January 23, 2011 at 10:57 am
beautiful pictures :)
January 23, 2011 at 12:42 pm
great, great photo x
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February 21, 2011 at 9:55 pm
so much energy in his style!
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July 14, 2012 at 3:57 pm
Love the green, my favourite colour. Give me pants like those please!