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January 13, 2009 at 8:39 am
The most fantastic boots, ever.
January 13, 2009 at 8:42 am
He’s hot. I like the boots and the cut of the jeans.
January 13, 2009 at 8:48 am
I really like the second picture – it looks as if he’s walking into a boxing ring. The camel coat fits perfectly, and wide lapels also draw your eyes to the broad shoulders. The hat, jeans and well-worn boots add to the casual look, but all fit perfectly and complement each other’s color.
January 13, 2009 at 8:49 am
January 13, 2009 at 8:50 am
Nice boots, I like the look, but the coat looks a little bit too thick in combination with this heavy scarf… but i know, it’s very cold here in europe…
Isobel Saoirse Dylan
He looks great and that coat do wonders!
The Man Who Knew Too Much
January 13, 2009 at 8:52 am
January 13, 2009 at 8:56 am
illusion. He creates the illusion of a slim waist.
January 13, 2009 at 8:57 am
This is sooooooooooooo like my coat!!!!!!, only in grey I just love it, well fitted, strong wool and put some boots to kick the day! ;)
January 13, 2009 at 8:59 am
I absolutely love this look. The broader shoulders really bring everything together. I wonder how this would work on a suit??
January 13, 2009 at 9:01 am
That is a great fit with the coat, I also like the short inseam of the jeans with the boots.
January 13, 2009 at 9:06 am
I do believe that he is the sexiest man that I have ever seen. I would agree with him about the positive effects of boxing!
January 13, 2009 at 9:12 am
Those shades of navy and camel are so perfect.
January 13, 2009 at 9:28 am
I LOVE THIS LOOK..in fact I am wearing almost the exact same outfit today..that coat is a classic wardrobe piece..
I love the whole look. And, he is really sexy.
Great find sartorialist! You’re right, the coat looks great and what a great illusion… He looks absolutely gorgeous – especially considering he’s 52! Amazing. I especially like it how his jeans are a bit short – it all just really works. Great style, great, great!
January 13, 2009 at 9:33 am
Fantastic shape indeed. Such an amazing silhouette, and the colours are perfect. Maybe I’ll go to Italy for mardi gras.
Nice! And he does have a great body for a 52 year old.
January 13, 2009 at 9:35 am
What material is that coat? It looks great on him.
January 13, 2009 at 9:58 am
It’s all good…
January 13, 2009 at 10:00 am
except the shapes, he uses great colors! those biege and deep blu are so fresh and energizing!
January 13, 2009 at 10:06 am
Whoa this man just oozes sex appeal! Great thing to see first thing in the morning!
January 13, 2009 at 10:11 am
January 13, 2009 at 10:18 am
This is like a movie scene. He doesn’t walk, he swaggers.
January 13, 2009 at 10:27 am
I love the proportions of the coat, shoulder to waist, and the slim jeans. Perfect!
January 13, 2009 at 10:37 am
Wow, I’d like to go a few rounds with him!
January 13, 2009 at 10:43 am
For women wanting the same sort of look, a redingote (cut a tad broad in the shoulders, narrow through the ribcage and waist, slightly flared at the hips)is an excellent option. And since it’s been around for centuries–it’s based on the English riding coat–it maintains a stylish edge no matter what the trend. And it’s far more flattering than a full coat belted at the waist.
Ella Malou Wayfarer
January 13, 2009 at 10:44 am
wow, what a spunk, really a beau. i want him for my mom :D
January 13, 2009 at 10:59 am
It’s as if Tom Ford cut the coat. His secret hasn’t been making boy-sized suits are going super skinny. Instead you just accentuate the shoulders, keep the body trim and tapered and you achieve a modern, narrow look that still bleeds testosterone and actually wears well.
January 13, 2009 at 11:02 am
This is the cleanest, sexiest look for men I’ve seen in a long time. I’m dragging out the old Norma Kamali shoulder pads right now!
January 13, 2009 at 11:17 am
What an attractive man! I agree with the idea that strong shoulders create this allusion of a smaller waist, very interesting. However, to me, this nice coat still looks like ‘too small’ and even kind of unconfortable; I don’t think it is such a big issue, for a man, to show a small waist.
January 13, 2009 at 11:18 am
I think I get the idea of extended shoulders making the waistline look slimmer. But, am I the only one who thinks that in this case the jacket is too tight in the waist? Just look at that middle button. It appears that it is ready to pop any second. And, the bottom button looks like it would be just as bad.
January 13, 2009 at 11:19 am
This man is in great shape, and the right person to wear this coat.
I’m curious as to how tall and broad he really is to get a more accurate picture. He is pulling off high style while remaining masculine. I like a lot.
January 13, 2009 at 11:35 am
What is it about Italians and navy ? This look is a stunna !
January 13, 2009 at 11:38 am
yes his look works well.
January 13, 2009 at 12:01 pm
Also, the way you tie your scarf has something to do with the whole shape. It happens to me all the time and some people think I have a big upper body. But no. :)
I like the story behind people. Nice job, Scott. Lovely second picture where he walks away.
The Concrete Commentator
January 13, 2009 at 12:02 pm
wow.. he looks damn good! Nice coat. I like the length of jeans too.
January 13, 2009 at 12:04 pm
I’m in love…
January 13, 2009 at 12:09 pm
these photos are wonderful, love his walk.
January 13, 2009 at 1:25 pm
look out if that button comes flying off… the coat looks too tight — would rather see slightly bigger waist with smaller shoulder pads…
The boots are great…
January 13, 2009 at 1:29 pm
One word: HOT
January 13, 2009 at 1:35 pm
he is so handsome. i love the broad shoulders and the somewhat cinched waist. :)
January 13, 2009 at 1:37 pm
The second picture is just great !It really shows off his waist and still looks masculine !Great colour too !
January 13, 2009 at 1:39 pm
Two great pictures, especially the back view photo – typical of your style, Sart. this gentleman has a wonderful face and terrific physique – he would make a great model! Love the coat, the colour and cut, it looks like a much loved item in his wardrobe. Too many women are frightened of shoulder pads; well set shoulder pads not only enhance the body’s natural proportions, they help a garment hang well. Look at vintage forties looks.
Mens designer clothing
January 13, 2009 at 1:49 pm
Wow what a lovly coat this is!
L to the Aura
January 13, 2009 at 1:50 pm
How George Clooney-esque.
January 13, 2009 at 2:05 pm
Lovely photos. This man has inspired me to try boxing to stay fit. It could work for a woman, no?
January 13, 2009 at 2:19 pm
Very handsome gentleman of course, but must agree with those who think that the waist is a bit on the tight side. Would also like to add that although the exaggerated shoulders does compliment his upper body, the fit and hem of his jeans do not compliment his legs– which are rather thin. I know he can’t help that, but when he’s got on a coat with broad shoulders and a very fitted waist, longer and more of a true straight-leg fit for the jeans would create a more balanced silhouette, no?
Love the second portrait– beautiful, strong graphic lines; another one for my wall!
January 13, 2009 at 2:20 pm
I know what you mean about the proportions , but the coat is just a bit too small for him – the ‘look’ is fine the boots match the face – well lived in
January 13, 2009 at 2:35 pm
can’t understand all the enthusiasm for the coat. to me it fits very poorly. i can just imagine all the italian tailors cringing at the gushing comments posted here. what’s clear is that he’s handsome and has a great body.
January 13, 2009 at 2:52 pm
I see the effect, works great for him. He is naturally charming too. Age doesn’t matter when it comes to style (and a few other things)
January 13, 2009 at 3:04 pm
He is ridiculously handsome. And that coat really, really flatters his whole body, he looks great!
January 13, 2009 at 3:29 pm
what a handsome and sexy man! i say: keep boxing.
January 13, 2009 at 4:12 pm
Oyyy, what a stud. I’m 22 and he’s older than my dad, but if anyone has his number. That gorgeous gaze in the first picture is… well, gorgeous.
Yeah, and the clothes are nice, too.
January 13, 2009 at 4:14 pm
He is so cute and dresses so well. can’t believe he is 52.
Laguna Beach Trad
January 13, 2009 at 4:32 pm
Wonderful photo, Sart. The waist is a little tight, I agree, and the denim trousers are rather high. I would like to have seen this chap’s haircut. I think he would make a good wing-man.
January 13, 2009 at 4:35 pm
Wow – what a guy….I like!
Rocky goes upmarket. It doesn’t convince me.
-h of candid cool
January 13, 2009 at 4:42 pm
Beautiful. Beautiful. Beautiful.And tough too. :)
January 13, 2009 at 4:44 pm
Enough Roitfeld pictures, these are the kinds we want!
Great pic, sprezzatura at its finest!
January 13, 2009 at 4:56 pm
I used to think of this kind of look as “Italian Style,” but have come to recongize the universal style of very sexy confidence… one that we would all do well to wear! This man’s obvious confidence comes from his experience, fit body, well-chosen and comfortable clothes. Molto, molto bello. If that’s fifty-something, bring it.
January 13, 2009 at 4:59 pm
B. FLY AND THE CITY
January 13, 2009 at 5:30 pm
HE’S SO HANDSOME…NOT SURE HOWEVER, HOW I FEEL ABOUT SMALL WAISTS ON MEN, BUT HE PULLS IT OFF.
January 13, 2009 at 6:01 pm
I don’t think fabric should pull like that when a coat is buttoned — however, the idea of broad shoulders with narrow waist for a man is a hot one, for sure.
January 13, 2009 at 6:12 pm
Can’t believe he’s 52. He is so handsome and distinguished. I also love the slim jeans with those boots, as well as the hat. Can’t find men like this in the U.S… not even in NYC.
January 13, 2009 at 6:26 pm
He has both the confidence and physique to pull it off, but more importantly, it comes from his personality and doesn’t seemed forced.
Oh, and he is Italian, which gives him license to dress like in this sculpted and body-conscious way.
January 13, 2009 at 6:45 pm
Perfection. Utter perfection. We should all look this good at 52. Gentlemen: off the couch immediately and get yourself to the gym!
January 13, 2009 at 7:24 pm
Great pictures and proportions Sart. I studied fashion at the Accademia Italian just last year, amazing location across from Pitti Palace! I’d know that number 15 anywhere.
January 13, 2009 at 7:40 pm
Can I have him please?
January 13, 2009 at 7:47 pm
Okay, this man is seriously the hottest ’52′ year old I’ve ever seen. Screw what he’s wearing, I just want to look at his face!
January 13, 2009 at 7:54 pm
He looks like a real man. Love the bow-legged action- gives him an edgy ‘Robert Duvall’ vibe.
January 13, 2009 at 9:25 pm
Smaller clothes look great on smaller people. I’m small–5’8 and thin. The 80s were unforgiving to me! I’ll never wear shoulder pads again, I’d look ridiculous. Dress for your body type always is what I say.
January 13, 2009 at 9:29 pm
Smaller clothes are great for smaller people. I’m 5’8 and thin, this coat would swallow me up! Next to these shoulder pads, but head would look like a cherry tomato. It looks great on him, though. Dress for your body type! Eschew trends!
January 13, 2009 at 9:34 pm
Great look. It seems he took his abstract inspiration from the exagerated shoulders of Margiela Sartorial’s F/W 2008 collection. J
January 13, 2009 at 10:11 pm
I had to comment on him, in case he reads the Sartorialist blog. :) He looks amazing and sexy, I love the ensemble that the outfit creates. Beautiful.
January 13, 2009 at 10:58 pm
this guy is wonderful, love him!
January 13, 2009 at 11:01 pm
Is it wrong I think a man 30 years my senior is sexy?
January 13, 2009 at 11:14 pm
He looks great! I love his boots, the cut of the coat and his “older man” carriage and sophistication.
January 13, 2009 at 11:16 pm
Super nice. You know, there’s something to be said about the 80′s V-shape clothing.It DOES look good!
January 13, 2009 at 11:17 pm
I would have guessed late 30′s and certainly not 52. Love the cinched coat btw
January 14, 2009 at 12:41 am
At first I wasn’t crazy about the broad shoulders and the style of the jeans, but the more I look at it the more I like the entire outfit.
January 14, 2009 at 1:03 am
The building behind this man is magnificent and also the door .I want to go back to Firenze!
January 14, 2009 at 2:36 am
January 14, 2009 at 3:13 am
The length of the pants! The boots! Perfect!
January 14, 2009 at 3:31 am
On this occasion, the clothes are a distant second….HE is amazing, such a gorgeous, fit older man!I have to go and have another look….
January 14, 2009 at 4:08 am
Fantastic siluett for age 52!Since you are in florence mate, can’t you check out Antichi Telai at the fair? I couldn’t go this year and i would love too see it.
January 14, 2009 at 4:39 am
Great stuff……its gotta be either too small or too big for me at the moment and this guy is the exact right side of too small…..very 70s street, love it!
January 14, 2009 at 5:30 am
Great shot. Great look. That’s style for men. I am looking forward to seeing this guy here in Florence, ;-)
my jekyll doesnt hide
January 14, 2009 at 5:33 am
it must be a real virtue to age this well..adequate use of facial hair. and finally though the topic is waist and shoulders of the coat, I can’t help my eyes slipping to the jeans and boots.
January 14, 2009 at 9:19 am
An Italian sparkplug, I actually think his body shape is helping the overall look. That coat is just amazing, and the boots!
January 14, 2009 at 9:47 am
the first guy that I see that made these hat looks good.
January 14, 2009 at 10:06 am
love the walking away shot added
January 14, 2009 at 10:26 am
I agree with you, Scott. If you have that body at 50something, it a good reason to flaunt it. The man looks prideful, selfconfident. And he’s really really hot.
I like the coat, but I think it is a bit tight, specially on his backs. I think one size bigger would look better.
I don’t like ankle-length pants. No matter how many I see, I don’t like them.
January 14, 2009 at 11:52 am
Oh he´s so typical Italien!! love the pics!!
January 14, 2009 at 12:36 pm
What street is this in Florence?
January 14, 2009 at 12:44 pm
I don’t know that I would agree that this coat creates an “illusion” of a small waist and broad shoulders. Instead, I would say that this guy already has broad shoulders and a small waist, and that perhaps this coat accentuates those features. I’m more impressed by the boxer than the coat.
January 14, 2009 at 1:03 pm
The Closet Shopper
January 14, 2009 at 1:33 pm
He’s gorgeous! At any age.
January 14, 2009 at 4:02 pm
He shows off his great build, but the coat looks too tight, like the button will pop off or the back seam will split apart. The back story on this and some of the other Florence shots makes them even richer. Thanks for the details!It’s so much more interesting, too, to see these real people, stylishly going about their business, as opposed to fashion people going in and out of shows. I like the fashion people, but they are in the business of staying on top of trends. The extraordinary “ordinary” people you shoot are so wonderful because they are dressing for themselves.
Ame in DC
January 14, 2009 at 5:07 pm
He’s great but coat is toooo tight!
January 14, 2009 at 6:20 pm
Sorry, but to me, padded shoulders like this on a man always have, and always will, look silly. This coat gives me back flashbacks to the 80′s and early 90′s when huge padded shoulders were the norm.
January 14, 2009 at 7:24 pm
Helllllo. What an amazing looking man. You see him before you see the clothes, but they all add to one fantastic look. True class.
January 14, 2009 at 9:14 pm
The coat does look like it’s straining a bit, but I think this is the result of bulky clothes under it rather than the coat itself being too small for the wearer. Also the bunching in the front may just indicate that he hasn’t done up the inside button.
As for the ‘older man’ comments – 52 is not old! How young are all you people?! 52 is the exactly perfect age for a guy (and, coincidentally, also the age of my boyfriend :D )
January 14, 2009 at 10:34 pm
GREAT LOOK. And he’s right. He is in great shape. The broad shoulders make him very manly :)
January 15, 2009 at 8:33 am
OMG!!! Any idea whether he’s married?? This is the kind of man a 45-year old single woman with a certain je-ne-sais-quoi wants to find. I keep wondering where one meets “mature” and “stylilsh” men… I don’t EVER seem to come across any, except here!
January 15, 2009 at 9:57 am
He looks so handsome!! The illusion works really well, great jacket, but you can tell he has the goods underneath! Reminds me of a sylvester stallone!
January 15, 2009 at 10:01 am
Since when is 52 old?
January 15, 2009 at 12:45 pm
This man is definitely looking hot and he knows it. That is also portrayed in the excellent photos.
The coat is too small and the jeans are too skinny but somehow-his confidence outshines it all.
BTW-You know there is a hot body under there–no need to wear a coat too small.
January 16, 2009 at 9:16 am
I have this coat… but unfortunately not such great shoulders!
January 16, 2009 at 2:42 pm
What a fantastic look!
January 16, 2009 at 4:15 pm
I totally agree with every bit of this entry!
To me he looks like a modern, metro, Marlboro Man
January 16, 2009 at 5:06 pm
Oh my! Oh my! Usually I can scroll the pictures on this site, can take it or leave, some of the syles, but this one, oh man, this one make me gasp! I LOOOOOOOVE IT and I love the comment about N said: “I really like the second picture – it looks as if he’s walking into a boxing ring.”
Why aren’t mine like this in my town! Oh my freaking word! I love it
January 16, 2009 at 5:14 pm
Man, I keep looking at this photo. I love it!
January 16, 2009 at 5:19 pm
What a beautiful man. Now, what’s this about a coat?
January 17, 2009 at 3:13 am
You’ve really captured a detailed character here, sart. I am impressed.
January 17, 2009 at 9:37 am
I love the way that the coat accentuates his athleticism. At 52, 22, or 72!
Do you think that this look would work on an athletic/fit woman as well? Or, would the broad shoulders be too much? Maybe look too 1980s?
PS Did you get his number? : )
January 17, 2009 at 11:30 am
He totally doesn’t look 52… He just looks sexy! I love the slim pants and nipped-in coat.
January 17, 2009 at 4:41 pm
Some guys act tough. Some guys are tough. This guy ain’t acting. Agnelli thumbs up!
January 18, 2009 at 3:39 pm
He looks so nice!
January 18, 2009 at 3:52 pm
i just like that he has thought about how he wants to look and has pulled it off. it looks kind of effortless which is the real beauty of the look.
January 19, 2009 at 6:12 am
He’s handsome. Reminds me of George Clooney – never a bad thing!
Ronan the Librarian
January 19, 2009 at 9:06 pm
thanks Sart for this and all the posts that do not pander to the “young is best” mentality…it’s great that you can see style and substance in men and women who are not desperately trying to look 20 years younger than they are, just stylish and fit and comfortable in their skin!
January 19, 2009 at 10:57 pm
I think the coat looks too small.
January 20, 2009 at 4:50 am
love the shape of the jacket…and the shoulders, but the boots are the seeling tool for me. lol
January 20, 2009 at 5:31 am
January 20, 2009 at 9:48 am
i just keep coming back to to this pic!!!! who cares if he’s 52!!!! it proves that at any age you still can look good,,,,,,and he pulls it off well!!!!!!! the back shot look’s like a ending of a movie,,,,,,,
January 20, 2009 at 11:30 am
I’ve seen better coats before, but not better men… God! he’s SO HOT. He can undress me with his eyes! (italian and spanish men are so sexy)
January 20, 2009 at 3:44 pm
Wow – what a great look – and a sizzling hottie – at any age. I only hope I look as good at 52.
January 22, 2009 at 1:58 am
Great way to frame that face.
January 22, 2009 at 2:31 pm
What a beautiful man. I particularly love that his legs are a little bandy.
Disagree with the comments on the waist being ‘too’ tight. It’s what gives the outfit authenticity, and makes the story of the grizzled boxer even more endearing because it highlights how proud he is of his honed waist.
Good style to me isn’t just about obvious things like perfection, sometimes it’s the quirks or flaws that tell the story.
Gorgeous pictures and colours – the shot of him walking away is inspired.
January 23, 2009 at 9:25 am
Do these people ocme out of the womb in style??? Incredible!
January 23, 2009 at 1:27 pm
Oh what a good looking man with a great style…I was breathless for a moment ;o)
January 26, 2009 at 1:23 pm
Great coat, he’s in fantastic shape for his age…keep doing what you’re doing…
January 26, 2009 at 4:52 pm
That man looks good… and sexy!
February 27, 2009 at 11:50 pm
March 8, 2009 at 8:42 am
52??? he should be on some mags cover… 52′s are the new 30′s…. damn…. hes hotter than me….. look at his strut…. sexy daddy…..
March 30, 2009 at 3:33 pm
March 30, 2009 at 10:26 pm
love this look, the man, the colours, all the shape…very cool…., within this jeans….!!!
May 4, 2009 at 2:16 am
What a great photo (the expression on his face)! Great portrait photography really captures personality, just like what you’ve done–incredible!
January 21, 2010 at 11:20 pm
What a beautiful man and a beautiful look! Great shot too!
December 30, 2010 at 3:32 am
Is this outside the Palazzo Tornabuoni?
December 30, 2010 at 3:34 am
August 22, 2011 at 2:05 pm
Now that’s my kind of man;)
November 6, 2011 at 5:39 am
I think the man in the photo looks good, and that the ‘faults’ in his clothing actually add to the character of it.
But a lot of people seem to notice that the man is hansom, and are taken by the idea that he’s a boxer. So I wonder what those people think of the same outfit on a more average looking man:
I think it still looks good, though obviously it adds a lot to it if you were lucky enough to be born with a face to match.
By the way, the reason I stumbled across this page is because I’m thinking of buying a woollen three-quarter length overcoat that’s much smaller than my normal size so that it’s more of a slim fit. I intend to wear it directly over a shirt rather than a jacket, which is why it’s so small. I won’t be able to do up the buttons but I want a slim fit look, and don’t mind leaving it open all the time. But I want to check whether it will look bad before I buy it so I searched for examples.
February 13, 2012 at 7:17 pm
Tough Old Bastard
January 14, 2013 at 3:53 pm
The coat isn’t tight in the midsection. This is the effect of not buttoning the inside button on the lapel.
March 1, 2013 at 7:33 pm
what brand is it an overcoat? ))
March 1, 2013 at 7:36 pm
What brand is it an overcoat?
What brand is it an overcoat?))