1. Lakmi C. Flecha

    April 24, 2008 at 10:54 am

    With all due respect, in my view Mr. Boyer’s pants are a bit too high waisted. Could it be that he takes Fred Astaire as inspiration?

    • qeraba

      May 27, 2014 at 4:58 am

      killjoy bore. i bet you are not very creative, being so scared of excess

  2. lintmag

    April 24, 2008 at 10:57 am

    Ah, I wish that there were more lovely men on the streets to look at like this! Let them start a trend, please!!


    April 24, 2008 at 10:58 am


  4. cjdd

    April 24, 2008 at 11:00 am

    please, PLEASE let me grow old like these men.

  5. Emilia

    April 24, 2008 at 11:18 am

    They’re awesome!

  6. Josephine

    April 24, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    Ah fantastic, you’re coming to Oxford! Keep a keen eye out for the gowns and the sub-fusc – all these beautiful and bizarre variations on a certain old-fashioned uniform. I hope you get a chance to wander the streets a little.

  7. Laguna Beach Trad

    April 24, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    I see two experienced gents with an interest in clothing. That’s it. Oh, and they both like horn-rimmed specs. The similarities end there, IMO. Boyer is practically an icon in certain circles. I love the way he wears sack coats with a 3/2 roll, and tartan shirts with a tie. Very nice.

  8. annie

    April 24, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    the first ‘twin’ seems like
    a modern sigmund freud!


  9. Sabrina

    April 24, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    These men really inspire me. This is personal style at its truest.

  10. tintin

    April 24, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    I love Boyer’s writing and have a couple of his books but this doesn’t do much for me. Don’t get me wrong. I like everything he’s wearing – -I just don’t like it together.

    What I like is the photo. The corn like color of the wide wale cords with the same color in the glasses and the yellow signs in the bg.

    Boyer’s an idiot if he doesn’t use the picture for his next book jacket.

  11. SpiegelEule

    April 24, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    ohh that’s great. i love such things in live….

  12. Anonymous

    April 24, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    Regarding Laguna Beach’s comments, unfortunately, I think I see a dart, at least on the left hand side. Also, would a traditional sack jacket ever have a ticket pocket? That would seem to be Trad Apostasy.

    Your photos of Boyer are always appreciated. Really like his frames as well.

  13. jakeszy

    April 24, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    However similar, each gentlemen has a distinctive collective style. We see the classic urban English look with the color and confidence of the loud modern day trend.

  14. Cigarillo

    April 24, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    The man on the top photo looks like Chuck Close

  15. meli

    April 25, 2008 at 2:54 am

    wow Fred Astaire!!! thanks so much for the link.
    Him and Ginger were my biggest idols before I gave up tap dance lessons to basketball to piss my parents off. I used to watch him and Ginger them and think I could someday meet them! (when I was 6 I thought everyone in TV was still alive, right)

  16. Selinas

    April 25, 2008 at 4:50 am

    2nd guy and his sunglasses…awsome:)

  17. jeffhamada.wordpress.com

    April 25, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    love the blue blazer/scarf combo

  18. Anonymous

    April 26, 2008 at 12:51 am

    I have yet to see a picture of Mr. Boyer that doesn’t inspire. It’s too bad you didn’t include his shoes–undoubtedly suede–in the frame. He and Signor Barbera (from earlier posts) are the finest examples of masculine elegance you have ever shot.

  19. songs_movies

    April 26, 2008 at 6:04 am

    Hey I came across your blog while searching for fashion blogs. I must say you are doing a great job. I run a fashion blog and modeling agency in India and photography has always been my passion. I hope I will keep visiting your blog for some inspiration.

  20. Anonymous

    April 26, 2008 at 11:50 am

    Love the glasses… they are most likely Lafont glasses… you can order them from Ben Silver http://www.bensilver.com

  21. metscan

    April 26, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    Yes,there is a resemblance. I like the top man better.He does not have a belly and he has paid more attention to his outfit. IMO his outfit is ageless; this pic. could have been taken in the 60´s,70´s,80´s etc…Maybe the pants seem a bit too high,but I think they are more comfy to wear.

  22. AB

    April 26, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    Thank you for the mention of the Astaire conference! I adore Astaire and am on location but might never have heard of the event otherwise.

  23. jana

    April 28, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    This is pretty classic.

    I am thinking quite seriously of attending the Astaire Conference. I could watch Fred Astaire dance to “Puttin on the Ritz” for hours upon end.

    As far as these two men go, I would like to see more younger men around my age (early to mid 20s) dressing this boldly. Those tortoise shell-rimmend spectacles are divine; its accoutrements like this that only men with such grace can pull off.

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