79 comments

  1. phyllis

    April 9, 2008 at 8:42 am

    Young man? Well – young at heart definitely! (has there been a photo mix up?) :o)

  2. Anonymous

    April 9, 2008 at 8:42 am

    Is he Fabrizio Capigatti?

  3. Anonymous

    April 9, 2008 at 8:52 am

    old man style

  4. metscan

    April 9, 2008 at 8:55 am

    Yep,he is recognizable indeed.

  5. Pandechion

    April 9, 2008 at 9:01 am

    If there is any justice in the world, my husband will be dressing like this in twenty years.

  6. Anonymous

    April 9, 2008 at 9:12 am

    i definitely dont mean this as an insult as i absolutely love your blog but sometimes i hear rumours that a lot of your shots are ”staged”…
    but then i see men like this one on your blog and it makes me smile.

  7. The Sartorialist

    April 9, 2008 at 9:16 am

    For Anon 9:12

    there is nothing staged about my shots unless it is a special project like the Absolut ad or my GQ page when I want to shoot a specific person or area.

    I just think about it, I couldn’t possibly know all the people I shoot.

  8. Anonymous

    April 9, 2008 at 9:23 am

    I’ve never been to New York. These pictures just convince me that I should go. What a character!

  9. Iheartfashion

    April 9, 2008 at 9:31 am

    This looks like a guy I’d like to know! Great style!

  10. Anonymous

    April 9, 2008 at 9:39 am

    There’s a great sense of humour in this chap – I’d love to meet him; I’m sure he wouldn’t take himself too seriously.

  11. Anonymous

    April 9, 2008 at 9:42 am

    Particular love for the second picture. I love these bright blues of late?

    Just a personal note, though–I wouldn’t be flattered to be inaccurately called “young” any more than I’d be flattered to be inaccurately termed another gender or race, as is suggests that what I am isn’t as good as what I’m being labeled with. He’s not cool in spite of his age–his age is part of why he’s so great.

  12. ME

    April 9, 2008 at 9:46 am

    The best thing about his look his his smile.

  13. Anonymous

    April 9, 2008 at 9:49 am

    looks like Richard Merkin, is it?

  14. momo

    April 9, 2008 at 9:51 am

    I love it when men wear bright colors!

  15. Moniker

    April 9, 2008 at 9:52 am

    i want those shades :)

  16. Eleanor

    April 9, 2008 at 10:03 am

    I’m really enjoying reading your commentary under each photo. Your words add a great deal.

    Ever since I found your blog I look at the people around me differently. I also dress a little more consciously. You have taught me that if I only train my eye to look I can find beauty in unexpected places.

    Thanks, and congratulations on making the top-blog lists.

  17. tea

    April 9, 2008 at 10:10 am

    1. It is his smile that makes the outfit. He seems like the life of the party, and not because of his clothes. You have a good eye for capturing your subjects’ inner natures. The clothes are just the icing on these very wonderful cakes. I have a hunch many of these people would look fabulous no matter what they wear. Their personas make for a complete look, not just a conglomeration of disparate articles.

    2. This man does a very good job at his job. It seems this color combo is very much the buzz right now. In fact, inspired by yesterday’s gal in front of the dirty mattress, I felt compelled to wear blue tights with a red skirt. I almost would have matched your gentleman here if I had gone with my instinct and put on the camel sweater. I wonder how many other people did the same today. (Wearing these colors I mean.)

    3. When I lived in Boston, Atlanta, Chicago, and London, I often ran into the same people. It’s part of the ebb and flow, the hum of things. It makes a person feel alive and part of something, doesn’t it?

  18. Anonymous

    April 9, 2008 at 10:19 am

    Fun! Especially on an older gent… I see two color schemes going on. One with the glasses, trousers, shoes and belt and the other with the jacket, shirt and scarf. And it works nicely… no wonder he is smiling!

    ~ Miss Mary

  19. Rebecca

    April 9, 2008 at 10:41 am

    I love that you are adding more personal commentary to your posts. I think it will help people see where you are coming from and where to look for inspiration in your pictures! Bravo!

  20. Anonymous

    April 9, 2008 at 10:41 am

    Love the gut. Love the cigar. Love the stubble. Dis guy’s very comfortable in his own skin…and it shows. Bravo!

  21. Carolina Lange

    April 9, 2008 at 10:48 am

    Unique style! Love it!

  22. tj

    April 9, 2008 at 10:54 am

    Another example of unbuttoned shirt cuffs.
    Do we see a trend developing before our eyes?
    The scarf and the blazer work nicely together.

  23. NorthShore Chicago

    April 9, 2008 at 11:02 am

    He is definetaly ready for spring.

  24. Emma2M

    April 9, 2008 at 11:08 am

    Pink & electric blue… a cool spring association, I have to think about it. I’m keen on those people who dare to wear that kind of glasses. I love it.

  25. Anonymous

    April 9, 2008 at 11:20 am

    Why should it surprise anyone that people with lots of money, style assistants, or jobs in the industry tend to have noticeable clothes?

    These things tend to correlate with high quality up-market clothing, liberty, and/or the necessity of looking fashionable.

    Obviously, Sart’s blog proves (among other things) that style and fashion don’t belong exclusively to the rich, famous, or industry insiders.

  26. Veronique

    April 9, 2008 at 11:28 am

    YES! Love this young man.

  27. Johanna

    April 9, 2008 at 11:30 am

    Such fun! May he continue to be forever young.

  28. PG

    April 9, 2008 at 11:31 am

    Sart
    As, ahem, older fan I am pleased that you choose your subjects for their style, not their beauty, fame, age or wealth. And the cigar? a thing of beauty.

    PG

  29. tintin

    April 9, 2008 at 11:41 am

    So that’s where Flusser is getting it from.

  30. unicorn jones

    April 9, 2008 at 11:49 am

    SART!!!

    I love love love your commentary with the photos. It helps us understand why you chose those people, what you like about it, and how what we like about is different or the same. I know you can’t comment on ALL the photos, but whenever you could, please do!! it really adds to my experience. thanks!

    -uj
    http://www.unicornjones.blogspot.com

  31. Yang

    April 9, 2008 at 11:49 am

    love, LOVE the glasses.

  32. Cerisa

    April 9, 2008 at 11:58 am

    oooh dandy!

  33. -h of candid cool

    April 9, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    He’s delightful!

  34. Anonymous

    April 9, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    +1 on Rebecca’s compliment about more comments from Sart, and …

    … oh …

    … Spring has sprung!!

  35. Anonymous

    April 9, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    He makes me smile, and so do his clothes.

  36. tomassocroccante

    April 9, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    “This young man “
    Thank you, Scott! You got the point.

  37. Ruby

    April 9, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    Wow, what a character! I’m not surprised you can see him from two blocks away :)

    In response to the age comment above, I think it is perfectly acceptable to name this gentleman a young man – it is simply a polite use of words :)

    Ruby
    http://www.urbankittys.com

  38. Anonymous

    April 9, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    the colors of the shirt and pants together look startlingly hideous.

    is he color blind?

  39. BoycottChina

    April 9, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    Pictures like this make me want to age so that I can pull off outfits like he is wearing.

  40. Anonymous

    April 9, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    Great colour combination. I had trouble with the young comment too.

  41. Anonymous

    April 9, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    Maybe I have been in the Palm Beaches for too long, I dont think the frames are that extravagant. I do think that one bold piece per outfit is enough- two is one too many. I would have picked between the bright pink shirt OR the plaid scarf, but then maybe I am too conservative. The clothes fit very well and that makes for a great outfit nonetheless. He looks happy and that’s all that matters. Jorge from West Palm Beach.

  42. chic simplicity

    April 9, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    so stylish, so chic. that azure?? blue against the khaki is so gorgeous!! (and the pink.. ahh!!)

  43. missbubbles

    April 9, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    Scott,

    You and your blog became my addiction. My daily routine which I did not have before and my curious hunt for images that surprise me with their approach..

  44. ALLIE

    April 9, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    Scott, please keep up with the personal commentary. It really elevates the site to something more enjoyable. I really do love his scarf.

  45. Mitchell

    April 9, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    This shot made my day. My late grandfather had a coat in this color blue. His smile makes the shot as someone already commented and I completely agree.

  46. Laguna Beach Trad

    April 9, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    Wonderful photo, Sart. I absolutely love the colour of this young gentleman’s shirt. It pairs well with the trousers and specs. The colour of the shoes is superb too. Are they EGs (Asquith? Canterbury?)? In all, a great pic. Well done.

  47. Sabrina

    April 9, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    Thank you many many times over for this photo! The color combination is so inspiring. I love individuals who have developed their own sense of style beyond runway trends.

  48. Ida

    April 9, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    Would be wonderful to have a colourful man like that in my life when i get old! Lovely!

  49. JO

    April 9, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    He looks like he is from Maimi South Beach :) Love his colors :) and smile!

  50. Jonathan Ziegler

    April 9, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    What character!

    I enjoy your ‘old man style’ shots. They remind me of the men that populated my childhood. My grandfather was a grounds keeper at a masonic retirement home in the 70′s. The ‘guests,’ as they were called, were always in jackets and ties. That generation did it well.

  51. Anonymous

    April 9, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    He looks like an architect or art critic to me.

    Love the glasses.. wonder where you can get frames like that?

  52. Kanani

    April 9, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    I like people who dress like this. I don’t know why, but I tend to gravitate toward them, asking who they are, what they do. Why? Because they just look interesting and approachable. That’s how I met Howie and Tawny, some friends in Hollywood (on my blog now). They were dressed much the same.

  53. Anonymous

    April 9, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    The whole package is fantastic. He just exudes jolliness and laughter to me! You should really come to SF and Oakland for some personal style. Oakland is also the epicenter of stylish people on bicycles. I personally love your bicycle shots – being a bicyclist myself, I check out the person AND the bike!

  54. Anonymous

    April 9, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    i don’t believe you…i think you have the numbers of some of the sartorialist “stars” and call them up to shoot them if you happen to be running low on good shots.

  55. The Sartorialist

    April 9, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    For Anon 8:05

    Like who?

  56. Anonymous

    April 9, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    love him!!!

  57. Anonymous

    April 9, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    Sart,
    Love the blog, love the subjects, love the commentary!!!Love it, love it, love it…Truly inspirational.
    Love the the bold colors on this gent, looks as if he brings his own personal sunshine wherever he goes.

  58. discothequechic

    April 9, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    i love that you’re posting more commentaries at the moment, it makes the pictures seem that bit more special when you can explain the circumstances.

    and to anon 8.05, that is quite possibly the silliest idea i’ve heard all day; but I love the fact you actually put it out there.

  59. Anonymous

    April 9, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    so good!

  60. Nelson vH

    April 10, 2008 at 5:09 am

    Good morning Scott,

    funny how some people just cannot believe that there´s Gentlemen, like the one pictured here, who are daring, humorous and tastefull that they dress like this everyday.

    Folks, lemme tell you: If you know who you are, you start to give a f..k what others think about how you dress! Freedom of mind is the key to a unique style!
    It´s not about knowing whats hot in Paris…it´s about knowing what you want to see in the mirror!
    Think about it!

    About the gentlemens look:
    Great colours! Fresh and daring but still absolutely classical. Worn with a state of mind that shines trhu´in the details! I like the scarf, the coat, the shirt, the shades. Also, check his cuffs – undone!

    I wouldnt go for blazer pockets on a sportscoat, I wouldnt wear pants with pleats – and still have to say this is a GREAT and TASTEFULL look!

    I guess: HE REALLY KNOWS WHO HE IS AND WHAT HE WANTS TO SEE LOOKING IN THE MIRROR!

  61. Char

    April 10, 2008 at 5:10 am

    Don’t know about the salmon/candy pink shirt, but the jacket and the scarf work. Somehow I get the feeling of more European.

  62. maggieescargot

    April 10, 2008 at 7:29 am

    he is an inspiration (:
    i only wish to be that hip when i age.
    i mean..look at those hip sunnies- and even at that age, they look awesome.

    i always (secretly) feared that i can’t be fashionable when im older, i.e, when i have grandchildren –
    but now, i’m simply inspired.

    thanks mr. satorialist. :D

  63. Anonymous

    April 10, 2008 at 10:43 am

    come on- THIS is a fashoinisto indeed!
    I would be lucky if ANY man I know would dress up this masculine and confident!

  64. Sharon

    April 10, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    I simply love the top photo. I cannot help but smile when I look at it.

  65. Kanani

    April 10, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    I think it boils down to being comfortable and accepting with who you are and how you feel.

    The people I’ve liked the most on this blog, whether or not they’re in the industry, are the ones who have that something extra –maybe it’s a smile, or a knowing look that yes, they know life it’s better to laugh and skip.

    Even if you leave your house with your sweater on inside out and backwards as I did the other day.

  66. Anonymous

    April 10, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Reminds me of the old “Daniel Hechter” days. Personally not into it but glad he is. He definitely is enjoying, which is a critical ingredient to pulling this off. I like the jacket and scarf together, I might have gone subtle on the shirt. Can not stand pleated tapered trousers of any kind, Incotex, Barbera, doesn’t matter. Just me.

  67. Stickers & Donuts

    April 10, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    He’s so Wes Anderson-y!

  68. Anonymous

    April 11, 2008 at 5:22 am

    I don’t understand the objection to pleats on trousers. They are a detail that add class- a fullnes, a richness to even the most ordinary trousers.

  69. Anonymous

    April 11, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    To me there always is a thin line between extraordinary style and looking ridiculous. He definitively shows great style, admirable! I especially love the scarf with the entire outfit and the shoes!

  70. Carl Hulthén

    April 12, 2008 at 6:20 am

    The belt – from Hackett – first I´ve seen wearing it besides myself. Looking at this fella it doesn´t surprise me thought, We have the same style with the exception that the strong colors would´t fit my pale swedish complexion. A summer in the french riviera will fix that for me.
    Carl

  71. pixie

    April 12, 2008 at 7:24 am

    I love your commentary too, so please keep that up. I’d love to have lunch with this man. I’m sure it would be an excellent time. In the second pix his smile and his expression!

  72. Anonymous

    April 12, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Yes – to the first comment – it is Fabrizio.

    And Scott, just picked up Fantastic Man – the article is great! Congrats

  73. Avril Marchegiano

    April 14, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    hahaaha, HE IS MY FAVOURITE PERSON EVERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

  74. amyw

    April 14, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    I love this. He just exudes personality and creativity in his smile and his ensemble.

  75. Anonymous

    April 17, 2008 at 2:05 am

    lovely!! just Lovely!

  76. Salóme

    April 17, 2008 at 9:46 am

    I think I love this man.

  77. Anonymous

    April 27, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    He looks so freaking fun, you just wanna go talk to him! Haha! And the glasses are really neat!

  78. devon

    April 27, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    PERFECT backdrop!

  79. Michele S.

    February 25, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    This is Fabrizio! He is as colorful as his clothes, extremely charming, a very suave gentleman and quite the ladies man! Plus he is ageless. Just adore him. Kudos for this great picture of him.

Leave a comment