62 comments

  1. RedHotPottery

    February 2, 2009 at 9:09 am

    Nice–love the shoes, the glasses–the pensive expression–it’s real.

  2. L'armadio del delitto

    February 2, 2009 at 9:11 am

    Mi piace l’espressione di questo signore (che in realtà è semplicmente morto di freddo)!

  3. Anonymous

    February 2, 2009 at 9:15 am

    does anyone know the maker of the coat?

  4. à vendre

    February 2, 2009 at 9:24 am

    Les hommes mûrissent et les femmes vieillissent…
    Cet homme a du style!
    Tendance à le trouver très barbu!!
    Tendance-Parisienne***

  5. The Concrete Commentator

    February 2, 2009 at 9:25 am

    great shot! I love the way he is bundled up. That rock/brick wall background is fabulous. I love how his shoes match the background and everything else he is wearing is such a contrast. I like his glasses also! Very stylish gentleman.

  6. LuLu

    February 2, 2009 at 9:25 am

    Christo, Wrapped Coast

    Sartorialist, Wrapped Florence

  7. Iheartfashion

    February 2, 2009 at 9:40 am

    I’m too distracted by that glorious hair to notice what he’s wearing!

  8. Jack Daniel

    February 2, 2009 at 10:10 am

    Is it a coat??

    It’s beautiful!

  9. -h of candid cool

    February 2, 2009 at 10:22 am

    absolutely perfect

  10. Peter Breese

    February 2, 2009 at 10:36 am

    This gent is absolutely brilliant and would definitely make for an amazing illustration.

  11. L'Hauteur

    February 2, 2009 at 10:43 am

    He MUST be the father of the other grey headed man
    “On the Street….Black + White = Grey ” http://www.thesartorialist.com/photos/1139Grey1Web.jpg

  12. Fran Rosa

    February 2, 2009 at 11:00 am

    nice wall!!!

  13. d-money

    February 2, 2009 at 11:00 am

    your pictures lately have made me less tentative about going gray at 31. boots are killin

  14. Anonymous

    February 2, 2009 at 11:17 am

    I enjoy this blog immensely, but I’m most enchanted by your photos of older subjects. There’s so much character in both their faces and the clothing they choose.

    This man, for example, is looking as though he’s emerging from a cave to speak wise and important words to the rest of us. His is not an image easily overlooked, or forgotten.

    Nothing wrong with youth–it’s beautiful, really–but ever so slightly generic.

  15. GreatSheElephant

    February 2, 2009 at 11:43 am

    and even in this weather you find another man whose trousers are too short…

    Nice looking gent otherwise though

    perfect wordver – buychic

  16. Anonymous

    February 2, 2009 at 11:49 am

    He’s Father Christmas, my son (5 years) knew him right away.

  17. Kim

    February 2, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    I do believe your photos from Italy are some of your best. The capturer and captured work beautifully together. Love the elegance.

  18. Kelly

    February 2, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    Beautiful photograph of a beautiful subject. It looks as if he’s waiting for someone. I love the way the boots contrast with the outfit.

  19. L E A H

    February 2, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    wow, i’m left wanting to know what he’s looking at

  20. Anonymous

    February 2, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    He is very chic! And those are good pants.

  21. Anonymous

    February 2, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    he is stunning! to me he looks like an old wise sailor looking out at the sea to see if it is a good day to sail. perfect balance in outfit

  22. Anonymous

    February 2, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    I want to hug this man. He looks so cozy…

  23. jbozak

    February 2, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    From the elbows up, terrifically striking. The rest? Not so much.

  24. Fannah

    February 2, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    he’s totally cute! the jacket is amazing :)

  25. Petulia

    February 2, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    is it so cold in Florence?

  26. Kay

    February 2, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    I love those shoes, I think they lift the outfit without compromising it’s integrity. His glasses and make him look so cool!

    http://thestitched.blogspot.com/

  27. Anonymous

    February 2, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    The shoes are so cool. They really ground the whole look.

  28. fiordisale

    February 2, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    I love all your photo

  29. Brigadeiro

    February 2, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Oh my! What a beautiful picture!, Love the backdrop with the shoes, and then the stark figure featuring in front. Beautiful!

  30. JP

    February 2, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    great coat, great shot

    Timberlands?

  31. Hadley Gets Crafty

    February 2, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    He is just too cool. Almost makes me want to stop dying my hair. Would I look this good as a woman approaching this grey at 26?

  32. The Man Who Knew Too Much

    February 2, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    it’s unfair
    these guys dress effortlessly cool.

    it’s cold, tho!

  33. Giavanna

    February 2, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    I’m crazy about this look. The boots are GREAT and I love his hair and beard.

  34. Juliet

    February 2, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Oh ! what a gentleman he is!

    juliet xxx

  35. T

    February 2, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    Wonderful shot. I love the way the colors of his coat and boots work together. Does anyone know what type of glasses he’s wearing?

  36. Anonymous

    February 2, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Actually, I thought it was the father of the July 2008 post 'On the Street…..The Impact of Mens Accessories, NYC' great hair – texture & color.

  37. "Une very stylish fille"

    February 2, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    He is perfect :)

  38. Lauren

    February 2, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Would never see this in America, which is why I adore it. You are very skilled.

  39. Brandon

    February 2, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Great photo–his beard is fantastic.

  40. KiwiBella

    February 2, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    brrrr!

  41. Avyn

    February 2, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    I empathize with the “bundled” look and wish he would come and tell me stories. He looks wise and humorous and stylish all in one.

  42. The Comet

    February 2, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    He is my dream man.

  43. Anonymous

    February 2, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    he looks awesome!

  44. Amber

    February 2, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    precious!

  45. Hyakoukoune

    February 3, 2009 at 4:22 am

    Really nice capture !

  46. Ariane

    February 3, 2009 at 4:41 am

    Hello,
    he looks like Pier Paolo Pasolini, does he?
    Ariane from la Porte de Clignancourt.

  47. Dominica

    February 3, 2009 at 9:26 am

    I have to agree with IHEARTFASHION :
    his face and hair are so artistic that you can’t stop looking at him !

  48. Isobel Saoirse Dylan

    February 3, 2009 at 9:40 am

    Sweet , old man cold on the street. And you captured it well:)

  49. Anonymous

    February 3, 2009 at 9:54 am

    Love this photograph. I can’t decide if this blog is about personal style or photography. The art of the photos has racheted up recently; you are doing a great job.
    My focus in this one is the repetition of brown splotches, his glasses and the stones behind him, secondarily, his boots. He has a Michaelangelo aura; he could be the man or his sculpture. Love it.

  50. smschroe

    February 3, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    The simplicity of it all is so chic
    The glass and shoes are obviously marvelous, but that he paired them so cautiously with understated pieces speaks volumes for his personal style.
    And the beard and hair are brilliant.
    Love this look.

  51. Emily

    February 3, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Being cold in style

  52. Anonymous

    February 3, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Lovely.

  53. Anonymous

    February 3, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    If I ever look half as cool as this man at any point in my life, I’ll be able to die happy.

  54. ejnyc

    February 3, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    The coat is designed by Umit Benan from his FA09 debut collection. I met him at the Pitti show and fell in love with the line. The coat is inspired by a shot of James Dean walking down Broadway. Amazing shot!

  55. Anonymous

    February 4, 2009 at 11:12 am

    Remind me to be this awesome when I’m older.

  56. Anonymous

    February 5, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    Great Hair !

  57. Anonymous

    February 5, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    boots are beautiful, lovely color and also love the pants. This guy sure has it together

  58. Anonymous

    February 5, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    this guy is actually a model who has been well styled

    http://www.selectism.com/news/2009/02/04/umit-benan-autumnwinter-2009/

    nice collection though…

  59. Un Monito

    February 7, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Fabulous photo – What stick’s out first are his boots with that vintaged Paul Harnden appeal – which completely marries the background – subtle insecurity in him delicately glazed with smokey grey coolness.

  60. Anonymous

    February 27, 2009 at 2:56 am

    Why do Italians look better than anyone else? Everything they make is beautiful. Everything they say sounds wonderful. Everything they wear is perfect. And Italy doesn’t even have a government!

  61. bodo

    August 15, 2009 at 5:22 am

    The coat made by Umit Benan (New Turkish designer)

  62. Charles

    December 6, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    Yes!!!

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