1. a lady

    February 20, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    young men can rarely pull off moustaches: this is a great use of one. the hat makes his look intentional, doesn’t it? and something about the light is making those jeans not look like jeans, if that makes any sense.

    great shot.

  2. olivia

    February 20, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    I think I am seeing “plaid and piano,” yes?

  3. vintage &stardust

    February 20, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    I love this man. His eyes ans his hat goes perfeclty together. I’m thinking red wine and late nights in candleligth.. but maybe it’s just me;)

  4. Anonymous

    February 20, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    I have always prayed that keyboard scarves would permanently die; I see my wishes have not come true. Jorge from West Palm Beach

    • dcinDC

      January 13, 2013 at 8:03 pm

      I too thought this was a piano scarf when I saw this some time ago. For some reason now, I don’t think it is. I do agree that they were awful. Something you would buy the band director or your music teacher back in the 70′s. I have a friend from Milan who would think it was the coolest thing ever. Odd how 1. not everyone from Milan is fashionable, and 2. bad taste isn’t the same everywhere…

  5. Aitch

    February 20, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    My friend wore this very outfit – every detail – in 1983. Maybe this chap bought it at resale…but I’m not “buying” this at all.

  6. Anonymous

    February 20, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    the mustache is an interesting touch…

    • dcinDC

      January 13, 2013 at 7:59 pm

      Don’t know why his ‘stache is getting so much attention. It’s neither out of the ordinary, nor an “interesting touch” as if to suggest he’s unusually aware of it as an integral part of his very being. C’mon everybody – sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, as the saying goes.

  7. ama

    February 20, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    Great, great, great. I love this kind of nonchalance.

  8. Gabriela

    February 20, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    This man is very handsome and I’m sure he could even be more handsome if instead of that moustache he wore a full beard or no facial hair at all.

    To ‘a lady’, I don’t think those are actually jeans… Just lavender coloured pants.

  9. Anonymous

    February 20, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    I feel he could be my best friend. and I like that very much

  10. Anonymous

    February 20, 2008 at 3:00 pm


  11. Miss Modular

    February 20, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    Dreamy. I’m moving to Milan asap :)

  12. Anonymous

    February 20, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    oh pleeease tell me where is the scarf from! *.*

  13. Luke

    February 20, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    a piano scarf? pretty dorky, imo…

  14. Anonymous

    February 20, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    that vivid blue sleeve peeking out really pulls it all together. neat little bracelet too. and where did he find a piano-scarf??

  15. Anonymous

    February 20, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    The lumberjack meets piano keys is surprisingly in tune. Sometimes things just work, and this does.

  16. E.P.B.

    February 20, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    piano scarf. why not! i love the plaid too but i am starting to tire a bit.

  17. Bella07

    February 20, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    Im guessing it was some pretty damn good pizza.

    this kids got the “whatever-look”, I like his silly approach to patterns… it’s fun. squinting eyes with a little smirk sneaking in.

  18. Anonymous

    February 20, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    If only all men could dress this well… *sigh*

  19. Mary

    February 20, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    this look is very san francisco (where i live) – 80′s mustache, ugly 80′s piano scarf, 80′s light colored jeans, and hat (people here love hats.)
    unfortunately, i’m not into this look at all! :)

  20. Paul Pincus

    February 20, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    I like the way everything fits here.

    He’s sexy.

  21. Anonymous

    February 20, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    oh finally i found out: it is from hot topic although i think it isn’t available anymore. :[

  22. Rael

    February 20, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    first of he is of the handsome!
    2nd, i dont like the scarf, it takes away from the beautiful muted colours of his outfit.
    3rd, i love the colour of his jeans, it compliments the brown tartan.
    nice one!
    he must be a student or something, saw him at a few shows in london.

  23. fdw

    February 20, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    His look is so great that I didn’t notice the moustache until I read comments left here. That is a stupendous acheivement!

  24. Dulcinea

    February 20, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    hahah! i sort of wish he was holding the pizza box. great photo.

  25. Anonymous

    February 20, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    former lumberjack turns to pimping.
    has he got white shoes too?

  26. Anonymous

    February 20, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    What kind of jacket is that!!!???anyone?

  27. cassaundra

    February 20, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    such distinguished eyes.

    the pizza box would have been the icing on the cake.

  28. citizen

    February 20, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    Lovely scarf, and he looks so warm and comfortable too! The small hat works on him somehow. I also think a photo of him holding his pizza box would have been cool too – it might have given it more of a candid feel. Generally great use of muted complimentary colours.

  29. Anonymous

    February 20, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    haha love the comment about the pizza box. i can imagine it now.

  30. Johnny

    February 20, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    fierce! i think the whole outfit would have looked better if the plaid pattern was small/closer together. the coat looks oversized because of that.

  31. Prêt-à-Porter P

    February 20, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    A cool dude.
    ps I hope he gave u a slice!

  32. Anonymous

    February 21, 2008 at 12:29 am

    yeah, sweet stache

  33. meli

    February 21, 2008 at 2:10 am

    that arm is waiting to take me out for a stroll. can I be your assistant? I can help u hold potential pizza boxes, etc while you shoot at temptations as such! xo-

  34. EFontes

    February 21, 2008 at 2:17 am

    Completely unassuming and sincere. The piano scarf isn’t too much; it’s just naturally dorky! I love especially how you can see something (a pad of paper?) protruding from his right breast pocket. He is living in his clothes, not the other way around.

  35. Anonymous

    February 21, 2008 at 5:36 am

    No, this is not it, cute pizza box possibilities or not. That coat is ugly, torn between sayin it’s something George and Weezy would’ve worn or Robert de Niro in Taxi Driver, either way, not a good idea. And then that silly scarf clashes with the brown plaid, it all looks quite bad Scott. Maybe the pants, but with the rest, also poor.


  36. Anonymous

    February 21, 2008 at 6:08 am

    It is quite the cliché – an Italian with a pizza. Guess clichés should be born somehow… He looks laid back – i don’t think he thought that much about patterns and so on – much more he loved the pieces.

  37. Magui

    February 21, 2008 at 7:51 am


  38. lynn

    February 21, 2008 at 8:38 am

    It is indeed. Pity his clothes are not.

  39. Peter Berra

    February 21, 2008 at 10:52 am

    I love this photo and the style of clothes go perfect the character of this person!
    ps.I would like to know what type of Pizza he had…

  40. Matthew

    February 21, 2008 at 11:22 am

    The piano scarf looks like it was designed by Mugatu just after/before the piano key neck tie. Very cool look though. I like the jacket and pants combo and anyone who can support the solo mustache is a friend of mine.

  41. micro

    February 21, 2008 at 11:55 am

    Effortless. BeYOND cool.

  42. Liz

    February 21, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    You’re right; photography is that much more fun and meaningful when it’s collaborative. Your pictures are beautiful and they inspire me!

  43. Anonymous

    February 21, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    I think the piano scarf here is fun; his outfit isn’t to be taken too seriously. I especially love the corduroy hat.

  44. londondog

    February 21, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    face furniture is back in and this gentlemen carries it off completely. i love this frisco lunberjack mix he has going on – bonkers and wonderful!

  45. Anonymous

    February 21, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    reminds me of jhonny depp..

  46. Anonymous

    February 21, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    You can tell he doesn’t take anything serious. He makes me think of Art Brut. I bet he has the same sense of humor. Also, those don’t look like jeans to me, they look like grey chinos.

  47. cami falcão

    February 21, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    very hot.

  48. Anonymous

    February 21, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    I see this as a “Don’t”.

  49. Anonymous

    February 22, 2008 at 2:51 am

    I like this (especially that cutie-pie face), except for that scarf. Even if it were worn with something other than plaid, piano key=Ew. Sorry Mugatu.

  50. CP

    February 22, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    Seems like the standard ‘I want to be in the strokes / libertines’ thing.

    that nasty jacket scarf collision annoys me a lot :(

    cool face though.

  51. Anonymous

    February 22, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    The ‘stache is popular now with young men who’ve done all the other facial hair configurations (including the dreaded muttonchop). My nephew looks a little dorky with his mustache, but this kid looks great.

    I’m guessing his clothes are second-hand. He’s got style and I’d love to see him at 4 month intervals. I’ll bet he’s changing all the time.

    – desertwind

  52. Andrew

    February 22, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    Nothing goes together, and the elements (hat,scarf, jacket) are tacky… but he carries it off. I wonder if your photographic skills are what makes sartorial mediocrity and awkwardness look artful?

  53. Anonymous

    February 22, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    Scarf is from H&M, winter 06/07. Just a couple of Euro’s.

  54. Whitney

    February 22, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    To any of you people that disagree with this:
    Don’t you ever just wake up and want to wear your favorite shirt with your favorite pants, even though they don’t go? Don’t you ever want to wear something because you like it and it makes you feel good? I know I do…

    And if that’s the case, then I’d just like to say- Lucky him! His favorite scarf looks really fresh with his favorite jacket.

  55. pearlescent

    February 22, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    I think the piano scarf looks great and it really makes his looks much more interesting..

  56. Anonymous

    February 22, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    H O T. H O T. H O T.

  57. Alexandra

    February 23, 2008 at 12:39 am

    Yeah this is kind of boring, I see this guy every day and I live in Toronto. The piano key scarf is really played out. He just looks like your average hipster. Nothing special here..

  58. Anonymous

    February 23, 2008 at 10:09 am

    I’m a musician, and there’s only one rule I know of with any musical instrument related clothing: NO if you’re a musician. Don’t even think about it. And the skinny piano key tie? Come on…

  59. deryik

    February 23, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    i like how the moustache looks unseperable from the lips… way better than the fuzzy mess.

  60. Emily Baker

    February 23, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    That’s not stripes, that’s a piano keyboard. He’s an artsy Italian lumberjack. As a country-dwelling classical musician, I can totally appreciate his look.

  61. my gosh. i want that piano scarf badly.

  62. Anonymous

    February 23, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    this guy is so cute, i just want to eat him up!to me, his face fits the outfit completely. quriky, a bit odd. one of those people that it takes a while to get to know, but once you know them, you’ll never let them go. know what i mean?

  63. Pistachio Of Liberty

    February 24, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    I am not seeing a solo ‘stache here – is that not a soul patch and some 5, nay, 10 0′Clock shadow? Not a fan of any piece individually but he can rock it. I think the piano scarf’s so old it can be campy-good.

    Anyway, fair or foul, I’d so rather see the streets decorated like this than with the usual unwhimsical, daringfree homogeny. Wonder what shoes he’s wearing?

    Those pants: the slight sheen leads to a chino conclusion, but they also almost look like a certain kind of very pale blue jean popular in the very early seventies, like Lee or Sears brand? Does anyone remember what I’m talking about?

  64. Wintermute

    February 24, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    “I invented the piano key neck-tie! I invented it! What have you done, Derek?!” -Mugatu

    Love this pic! =)

  65. Anonymous

    February 24, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    I agree with the played out piano scarf. They are everywhere in L.A. and so is the ironic mustache. Other than that… cute boy, I must say.

  66. Anonymous

    February 25, 2008 at 8:45 am

    well I’d don’t say his plaid jacket is all that common here in Italy; for sure he doesn’t look completely average here in terms of clothing (but he does in terms of pizza :-) ).

    On the other hand, moustaches and hat make him a younger, sexier version of many milanese old guys, so I’d say he mixes unusual (for Italy) and revisited traditional in a good way.

    Also love the fact that his scarf doesn’t match the rest of his outfit: he was simply out to buy a pizza!


  67. Amanda

    February 29, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    I don’t think that all mustaches are worn to be “ironic”. So everyone who is “over the ironic mustache” how do you feel about a mustache that looks well suited to a mans face? i.e. this one.

  68. Eveline

    March 3, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    I’ve got the scarve.

  69. Anonymous

    March 7, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    love it completely. just shows that when put together well, people can wear black with brown.

  70. Kit

    March 10, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    He has Johnny Depp’s facial structure, and the mustache works. As does everything else. :)

  71. Anonymous

    March 12, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    I love it when a man wears a hat, I’m always too careful with the patterns matching, but this looks very good, and he’s sending a very friendly vibe, so the cute pizza story is what you expect after this visual. CeeMArie

  72. Anonymous

    September 28, 2008 at 12:03 am

    Mr. plaid coat, will you marry me?

    Ciao <3

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  74. Simone Fraser

    October 20, 2013 at 5:34 am

    Ain’t he sweet…. (That’s rhetorical). I am somewhat indifferent to his apparel when he has such a finely crafted face.

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