1. Alice Olive

    February 14, 2008 at 8:58 am

    He is indeed very well done. I love how the colours merge together. Earthy. Everything has ‘touchable’-Winter warm quality to it as well. The shoes are impeccable.

  2. Anonymous

    February 14, 2008 at 9:09 am

    ben fatto?
    blu, grigio, marrone, beige, celeste…
    qualche altro colore?

    • Name*

      July 16, 2012 at 11:16 am

      si, infatti troppi colori senza una base vera..

  3. Jen Paton

    February 14, 2008 at 9:22 am

    Can’t look at outfit…distracted by SMILE!

  4. Anonymous

    February 14, 2008 at 9:22 am


  5. suzannemarques

    February 14, 2008 at 9:27 am

    what a classic, handsome man.
    i’m swooning, it’s too much to take in.

  6. Anonymous

    February 14, 2008 at 9:40 am

    A better photograph than outfit I think. He looks a charming chap. I’m intrigued by the little flash on his right lapel – was it piped with (e.g.) leather?

  7. Liz B

    February 14, 2008 at 9:42 am

    Good looking guy. I wish he had looked at the camera.

  8. Anonymous

    February 14, 2008 at 10:16 am

    Part of the charm of this post is that the gentleman seems genuinely surprised to have been singled out for his “look”. There’s something very endearing about that.

  9. Amanda

    February 14, 2008 at 10:22 am

    anon 9:09 – you don’t need ‘molte colore’ to look ben fatto. This is a very sensible outfit for a work day in the city,

  10. Anonymous

    February 14, 2008 at 10:23 am

    Every thing looks brand new.

  11. Matt

    February 14, 2008 at 10:30 am

    Example of someone breaking the black/brown rule. A pop of fuschia would have popped out nicely.

  12. Seamstress of Thought

    February 14, 2008 at 10:58 am

    I too am distracted by his smile & how shy he seems to be about having his picture taken. Very well done indeed.

  13. Anonymous

    February 14, 2008 at 11:13 am

    The coat’s navy, isn’t it?

    Spectacular sportcoat, beautiful shoes.

  14. Carrie

    February 14, 2008 at 11:44 am


  15. Anonymous

    February 14, 2008 at 11:55 am

    refreshing ‘normal’ length to the pants… real person clothes that look great.

  16. cigalechanta

    February 14, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    He really is well put together. Wish that Tiffany box tucked under his arm was for me.

  17. Richard

    February 14, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    Excellent color combination, and I like his trousers. Very nice, very classic!

  18. Butch

    February 14, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    Yes, well done–especially regarding the textural play.

    My only quibble: collar stiffness. That’s not in the spirit of the rest.

  19. conversationsinheaven

    February 14, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    middle button done up so he’s coming correct and abiding the rules of the three button …. the shoes look like a pair of Santoni shoes i used to have … he’s a gentleman… i’d say architect with a part time passion for rare first editions and single malts !!

  20. Laguna Beach Trad

    February 14, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    Perfect. I love this look, from the 3-button sport coat (w/ a 3/2.5 roll) and sweater, to the cuffed cords and suede shoes (chukkas?). Suede footwear, you should note, seems to be a recurring theme with well-dressed men. This is an excellent outfit. Well done.

  21. Bricology

    February 14, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    I admire his old-fashioned haircut. It reminds me of Jack Lemmon in his prime. His outfit? Pleasing, but hardly noteworthy. The thing that makes the picture good is his charming smile.

  22. Anonymous

    February 14, 2008 at 1:34 pm


  23. Easy and Elegant Life

    February 14, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    I’m intrigued by his coat — (is it piped?) especially the length. as fond as I am of my full length topcoat, it’s become a hassle when getting in and out of the bucket seats in cars. If this is a “car coat” it’s one of the more unique I’ve seen. Any info?

  24. Anonymous

    February 14, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    He is just lovely.
    (His outfit is nice, too!)

  25. Paul Pincus

    February 14, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    I’m with Suzanne Marques. I, too, am swooning : )

    Everything here is perfect, perfect, perfect!

  26. la sartorialista

    February 14, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    Yes, well done. The shoes!

  27. enc

    February 14, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    Well done, indeed. But somehow, I wanted the coat to be brown.

  28. Barbara

    February 14, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    very well done. I really love all of the browns together.

  29. Anonymous

    February 14, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    Does anyone know who he is? A wonderful picture!

    • evelin q

      January 6, 2014 at 5:19 pm

      joseph boitano senior buyer of saks fifth avenue

  30. whatchabuildin

    February 14, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    Poor guy looks a little camera shy. Love the outfit though…Handsome, classic, nice.

  31. Anonymous

    February 14, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    The blue shirt is a nice touch. Interesting to have the cool blue as a contract to the warn browns. It looks like there’s blue in the plaid of the jacket as well. The really great fabrics seem to have an interplay of warm/cool colors in the pattern. Makes it flexible more when putting the outfit together.

    ~ Blaumax

  32. a. fanny

    February 14, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    Take two, want to see the subject’s eyes. As for style, my heart is pounding too hard to type!

  33. John Patrick

    February 14, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Guy looks great, but as Matt said, I would have thrown in a little something like a tie or pocket square that really would put this guy over the top for me.

    As someone said though– his surprise is very endearing.

  34. Anonymous

    February 14, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    he looks genuinely happy- perhaps surprised that you wanted to shoot him? the impromptu look married with the well-organized ensemble is a great juxtaposition.

  35. McTickle

    February 14, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    Great style! Weird hair though.

  36. Anonymous

    February 14, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    On Valentine’s Day– who’s the lucky person who gets that smile up close and personal?! What a great looking man….
    Oh yeah, the clothes work well together…

  37. Anonymous

    February 14, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    I’m in love. . .

  38. lynn

    February 14, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    His clothes actually fit him properly! Not too small at all, for once lol! I like this classic style, very handsome.

  39. Bia Ramos

    February 14, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    Hi, i’m a brasilian girl and loved your blog. Here have many kinds of styles, i think you would like know.

  40. citizen

    February 14, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    Ooooh. Nice blue and brown. I wish I knew what he was laughing about; he seems very jolly!

  41. Anonymous

    February 14, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    As to–who is this? It is Joseph Boitano. He is an Executive Vice President at Saks Fifth Avenue. A real class act old school garmento.

  42. Jen

    February 14, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    Aww it’s my male equivalent.

  43. Anonymous

    February 14, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    saw the most perfectly beautiful men’s scarf today on the subway: chocolate, tan, with a light blue stripe knitted on top. made by DRAKES OF LONDON. I’m obsessed – where can I buy one in NYC????

  44. Austin

    February 14, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    i’m impressed by the fit of his shirt collar. i noticed his dress shirt collar inside a crew neck sweater (i’m not very down with outside the sweater), but the shirt fits pretty perfectly, so it works.

  45. Anonymous

    February 14, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    Great Pic,this is what I hope for on this blog everyday.

    I think and hope that his coat is a Loro Piana Storm System Cashmere,with leather trim.

    Jacket,pants,and shoes all look Italian,Cornelian perhaps?

    Who knows maybe there is a fuschia pocket square under there?

  46. Diana

    February 15, 2008 at 2:35 am

    There is a shirt, a pullover and a jacket under the coat, and it still doesn’t look one size bigger on him (it was your last lesson, Scott)
    The guy has a russian face.

  47. Charles

    February 15, 2008 at 3:01 am

    Always superb photographs here.
    A good day

  48. Anonymous

    February 15, 2008 at 3:04 am

    Very nice, this. The clothes have a comfortable size. The shirt collar kind of jars with the rest of the outfit, but it’s a minor nit. Not a fan of the uber-conservative haircut, though.

  49. Anonymous

    February 15, 2008 at 4:05 am

    Now, this man looks perfect! How did he get the perfect combi of browns and blues! Drop dead gorgeous too!

  50. Anonymous

    February 15, 2008 at 4:26 am

    It’s a lovely picture, captured a moment. The clothes are classic, the simple stuff done right.


  51. Maya

    February 15, 2008 at 9:51 am

    Amelimelo said…
    The suit is nice but the man is not, isn’t it ?
    Sorry, the man is not nice? Why? I think he is absolutely charming! Great picture and outfit!

  52. Asmo

    February 15, 2008 at 10:02 am

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmh, not too sure about the black overcoat, not to mention the plastic portfolio. That would not have been tolerated in Milan. However, I love the charmingly relaxed attitude of this gentleman.

  53. Ossery

    February 15, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    anon 11:50 -

    yep, ;ooks like the Loro piana double breasted Martin Gala in the storm-system cashmere… and I believe it’s a dark navy blue.

    The shoes look similar to an Hermes suede chukka from a season or two back.

    The sportcoat I want to say is zegna, looks very similar to a prince of whales pattern I’ve seen in their 15mil mil 15 collection.

    Sart -

    As if you didn’t have enough on your plate, would it be possible to just get a cursory list of who the subjects are wearing?

    keep up the fantastic work!

  54. skiwi

    February 15, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    what a dapper man!
    I’m glad some men still dress like this :)

  55. Anonymous

    February 15, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    Touchable texture. Effortless fit. Nice!

    Did you surprise him, paparazzi style?

  56. AnastasiaC

    February 15, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    what a charming man…love the outfit but his smile is the best!

  57. Ann (MobayDP)

    February 15, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    Well done indeed. I just love everything in this shot.

  58. Anonymous

    February 15, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    oh, look – pants that are actually long enough! very nice.

  59. Parui Paruo

    February 16, 2008 at 7:48 am

    didn’t notice his hairstyle at first but it’s really what finishes off this look imo. not to mention that smile… (the overcoat looks blue not black to me. and yes it does make a perfect combination with those shades of brown.) dashing!

  60. Anonymous

    February 16, 2008 at 9:42 am

    Well done.
    Great color combo.
    Love the round neck under the blazer.
    Excellent pant length.
    Clean shave. etc.etc.etc


  61. pretty kitty publishing

    February 16, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    Sartorial charm and sophistication in this gentleman’s attire. He has perfected casual layering with the sweater over the button-down shirt, the three-button blazer and the three-quarter-length overcoat. The slight crease in the cords draws my eye to those gorgeous suede shoes. Handsome.

  62. Anonymous

    February 16, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    So handsome! What a great smile. And I like his outfit too:)

  63. Anonymous

    February 17, 2008 at 1:19 am

    Great genuine smile. Bet he treats women wonderfully.

  64. lorrwill

    February 17, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    In a word, YUM!

    I would definitely give a double take to this fine looking gent.

  65. Anonymous

    February 17, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    The light in this image is BEAUTIFUL!

  66. Anonymous

    February 19, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    This isthe SVP, GMM of Women’s @ Saks Fifth Avenue

  67. Juan Manuel Trejo Sánchez

    February 21, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    This guy have just given me a great tip: the secret to perfectly round a great look: SMILE!

    And I thought serious was attractive…

  68. Anonymous

    February 22, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    That’s Joe Boitano , head guy at Saks Fifth Ave

  69. Anonymous

    September 28, 2008 at 12:06 am

    gosh, why are men so cute sometimes? this one is guilty…

  70. Anonymous

    October 2, 2008 at 3:35 am


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