85 comments

  1. farawayportrait

    January 9, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    OH THE GLASSES! They are the perfect canary yellow.

  2. Anonymous

    January 9, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    tremendous. makes me seriously consider investing in a DB jacket.

    -YG

  3. reverend dick

    January 9, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    Very nice grooming here. Love the bold glasses. Am ok with the coat pattern. Not fond of pale buttons. Detest elbow patches.

  4. Anonymous

    January 9, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    I love everything but those hideously matched buttons. Everything else, but especially the glasses and the hair works perfectly.

  5. Ruth

    January 9, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    I love how the checkers of the jacket are set against the squares of the fence. But, I really have to ask what is going on with colour here: Different browns, black, pale blue, navy blue, bright yellow, white, and a face which is much more orange than the hands…The warmth of the jacket’s tones would be better offset by fewer cold tones. And, the jacket is too tight around the waist…one pocket flap in and another pocket flap out…elbow patches with formal black pants? I dunno…

  6. Ads

    January 9, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    When I think of the word “gentleman”, this is what I picture.. perfect.

    Would love to see him with the glasses on..

  7. Anonymous

    January 9, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    I wish we could see him with his glasses on!

  8. Anonymous

    January 9, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    fug jacket

  9. Anonymous

    January 9, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    i have never heard of anyone detesting elbow patches.

    as soon as i saw this picture, i told my boyfriend to make sure he looks like this guy when he’s older.

  10. Anonymous

    January 9, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    I wish he was my grandpa.

  11. Miguel

    January 9, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    I love the ticket pocket on that sport coat…wish the jacket had working buttons on the sleeve.

  12. Anonymous

    January 9, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    no no the elbow patch works so well! and those glasses! yes sir

  13. Michael

    January 9, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    LOVE IT! Those glasses! goodness me.
    And I love how large the image is!

  14. Phyllis

    January 9, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    Love this man!

  15. tomassocroccante

    January 9, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    This gentleman demonstrates a theory of mine: when the hair goes grey, bring brown into the wardrobe. When my own hair was dark I stuck to cool colors and lots of black and grey. Now i need those earth tones to warm up the total palette. Works great – and brown is a perfect counter to blues, violets … even pinks. Bravo.

  16. Ridonkulus

    January 9, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    i love elbow patches. very academic looking. yellow glasses+ brown check (gingham??) jacket + navy blue tie = awesome.

  17. ber

    January 9, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    i wish he could be my dad cos i guess im right when i think ‘sense of style’ is a genetically transmissed thing. this pic definitely proves fashion is a man business.

  18. mama's got moxie

    January 9, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    oh-so-slick… even lovin’ the elbow patches.

  19. Anonymous

    January 9, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    If I could only look that way at his age, or at any age.

  20. Candid Cool

    January 9, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    Impeccable. Impeccable. And I wish I could have seen him with those yellow glasses on.

  21. Anonymous

    January 10, 2008 at 12:12 am

    So many details! The double-breasted cut, the elbow patches, the white buttons, and a four square, too? But it all gets carried off with panache!
    He looks very dapper and “amusant” to me!

  22. Anonymous

    January 10, 2008 at 12:16 am

    Terry Thomas! alive and well… the cad!

  23. giuseppe timore

    January 10, 2008 at 12:27 am

    He’s pretty sharp. Got that very Milanese brown/gray/blue thing down to a science. I love the elbow patches on a db jacket, very unexpected, as are the yellow glasses. I would have prefered brown buttons, though. Those white ones ar a little to spring for January, no? And if he could just pop out his pocket flaps on the right…

    But i digress. He looks great, and his outfit probably cost more than I made last month.

  24. starbahks

    January 10, 2008 at 12:42 am

    is that a smaller third pocket above the jacket’s right pocket? what an interesting detail.

    i also love the collar and the way the tie is knotted.

    the glasses totally make the look, though.

  25. Daman

    January 10, 2008 at 1:23 am

    whatta badass.

  26. Anonymous

    January 10, 2008 at 1:24 am

    everything is perfect…

  27. stephen

    January 10, 2008 at 1:31 am

    Those glasses rock. I’m going to paint mine.

  28. Anonymous

    January 10, 2008 at 1:53 am

    I love everything with the exception of the elbow patches which I don’t think work with DB jackets.

    I think elbow patches are only good on old, worn tweed jackets, military sweaters, cardigans and such.

  29. Anonymous

    January 10, 2008 at 2:36 am

    He is certainly a fox :)

  30. Patrick

    January 10, 2008 at 2:45 am

    Agree, outside tweed/game or war attire, elbow patches should only be allowed as a result of mending a beloved & well used garment. I do however suspect that this is such a garment, to this gentleman. In fact, generally I believe that well-kept mended clothes sends interesting subtle signals of the “sartorial level” of the wearer. This gentleman sports strangly folded handkerchief, narrow tie to cut-away and those mind-boggling buttons and still it looks great on him. Cool.

  31. anna

    January 10, 2008 at 2:55 am

    he truely looks like a genuine silver fox…

  32. Anonymous

    January 10, 2008 at 3:40 am

    Magnifique!

  33. Kanani

    January 10, 2008 at 5:04 am

    Younger men, take note:
    There is nothing more dashing than a well-groomed older gentleman. This is the man whom one imagines would meet you for lunch, hold the door open, tell you how great you looked, and have impeccable manners throughout. It’s courtly, but fun and on target.

  34. Anonymous

    January 10, 2008 at 5:08 am

    I think he looks really slick! Also think the white buttons are cool because they make him stand out. The only thing that bothers me is the tie/trouses combo. The jacket looks like one I’ve seen at Brunello Cuccinelli. Can’t see what’s wrong with the patches, they make the look a bit more sporty. Good job! Does anyone know who he is?

    Regards

    /Sebastian

  35. Marcelo

    January 10, 2008 at 5:17 am

    I wish I could see his shoes. Dark brown semi-brogue Oxfod would be fine, in my opinion. The elbow patches should be attached in ten years or so. As for right-hand shoulder, it looks as though the sleeve had been telescoped into jackect, and not gently swen.

  36. Shervin

    January 10, 2008 at 6:20 am

    Do someone know where is jacket is from? or brand maby? Its jus fabolus. Cheers

  37. Butch

    January 10, 2008 at 7:45 am

    Borderline too-much.

    Which would be achieved if he put the glasses on.

  38. morty

    January 10, 2008 at 7:45 am

    Now,this is just too detailed to my taste.DonĀ“t fancy the outfit.

  39. Alice Olive

    January 10, 2008 at 8:53 am

    Those glasses! Fabulous!

  40. Moi

    January 10, 2008 at 8:54 am

    It seems he might slap me on the cheek with a pair of leather gloves. Tres intriguing.

  41. Anonymous

    January 10, 2008 at 9:25 am

    I wish my dad dressed like that!

  42. Anonymous

    January 10, 2008 at 10:04 am

    There is a lot to like and a lot not to like:

    Like the jacket but not the elbow patches on a DB and not the buttons.

    Like the handkerchief but not the initials/emblem or whatever it is. That should not be shown or displayed. It’s tacky.

    Like the groomed mustache.

  43. Anonymous

    January 10, 2008 at 10:11 am

    If I had hair, I could look like that.

  44. Anne Corrons

    January 10, 2008 at 10:15 am

    Oh, my God, this jacket!!!!!!!!!!!

  45. Anonymous

    January 10, 2008 at 11:12 am

    I think one pocket flap is tucked in because that may be where he puts his cell phone and the flap gets pushed in. It’s hard to remember to pull it back out each time. I see the same thing on a lot of the attorneys I work with; inevitably it’s caused by the cell phone.

    I think the whole look rocks, even down to the white buttons, which set off the silver hair.

    I’m another one who wished I could have seen him with his glasses on.

  46. Mike N

    January 10, 2008 at 11:36 am

    Him on the phone: “Illyana? Yes my dear what is wrong? Your father? Missing? Yes I can meet you. The French Embassy in Cairo? Do not fret, my dear, I will find the good doctor.”

    Man of Mystery at work.

  47. Shanghai Baby

    January 10, 2008 at 11:36 am

    really retro… love it!
    I love the mustach :-)

  48. Suzanna Mars

    January 10, 2008 at 11:55 am

    Add me to the button-dissenters.

    He looks as though he has a slight whiff of cigar and the Continent to him.

  49. Carolina Lange

    January 10, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    Perfect!!!

  50. Socialite Commentary

    January 10, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    I think he’s a little portly to wear a double breasted jacket, which, coupled with the length, makes him look more Joe Pesci than Marlon Brando.

    I’m not sure about the Yellow glasses. If they were worn with a more solid pallet, they’d really pop; with an already busy outife, they shout, “Trying too hard.”

  51. NorthShore Chicago

    January 10, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    What a tremndously fitting jacket. The white buttons make it.

  52. futuristamod

    January 10, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    the buttons of the jacket are fantastic!

  53. Anonymous

    January 10, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Except for the glasses and cell phone: Well played, old boy. Well played.

  54. lynn

    January 10, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    How dapper he is. Though… he kind of reminds me of the conman in that film, oh you know the one, the um er gambling blokie…ohhh well anyway he looks a bit like him so i might give him a wide berth.

  55. mr. schemmer

    January 10, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    i want the glasses!!!! nice to see scott’s posting more guys on here lately. *grin*

  56. Bambin0

    January 10, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    La classe !!

  57. Dovid

    January 10, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    Love the jacket. Is the ticket pocket flap tucked in or is there no flap, and only the opening seams? The bottom pocket has a flap that’s tucked in but the ticket pocket seems to be flapless. Just wondering…

  58. Anonymous

    January 10, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    Several nice touches – but displaying the monogram on the pocket square in this way is very tacky.

  59. Anonymous

    January 10, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    bellissimo!
    what a jacket..the plaid,the dbreast,the white button. italian gianginess at it’s best!
    i like the monogrammed pocket square too.
    Great!

  60. Paul Pincus

    January 10, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    He’s gorgeous.

  61. Anonymous

    January 10, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    The light buttons in winter, the brown checks with the formal pants–I agree–it’s breaking some rules or assumptions. But so what? A man with this face can carry off anything with dignity and panache.

  62. Anonymous

    January 10, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    The jacket has a very british , military like, cut rarely seen today. The brown of the jacket is matched with the blue of the tie in a superb way.
    The global outfit reaches an handsome result , worth of being considered as a wonderful example.

    Angelo
    Genova Italy

  63. Anonymous

    January 10, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    I’m getting a “Burt Lancaster in Il Gattopardo” vibe from him…and that is a very good thing.

  64. Anonymous

    January 10, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    I’m getting a “Burt Lancaster in Il Gattopardo” vibe from him…and that is a very good thing.

  65. Peggy

    January 10, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    I knew the posts commenting on this Silver Fox would range greatly. He is quite dapper and I wish more such stylish men could be spotted on the streets in the USA.

  66. Anonymous

    January 10, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    I feel the white buttons demand no elbow patches, and the patches demand matching buttons. A choice should be made.

    Otherwise he is lovely. Especially the glasses.

  67. Anonymous

    January 10, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    Recalls Vittorio De Sica in that movie that’s like Madame Bovary…”The Earrings of Madame de…”

  68. Anonymous

    January 11, 2008 at 1:31 am

    “gianginess” – i’m curious, what does that mean? or, “giangi” i suppose?

    LOVE this. his facial expression really clinches it. lancaster in il gattopardo – i agree completely. or a character (shady or not) out of a bond movie. joe pesci? yeah, joe pesci WISHES he looked as awesome as this guy.

    i just wish he was wearing the glasses. damn!

    oh – and just a comment to all the men who might not like this – count me among the women who think this is utterly, devastatingly sexy and dashing, in a sweep-me-off-my-feet sort of way.

  69. Anonymous

    January 11, 2008 at 3:42 am

    This is definitely one of my all-time favorite looks on your page! I had a short peak yesterday and was already fascinated but left it uncommented; now that i look at it again, i still wish i had these elements in my wardrobe – very well done! and as i said already: one of my favorites!

  70. Anonymous

    January 11, 2008 at 4:04 am

    I know that Duke of Windsor had a jacket made of identical material.

    Look:

    http://thelondonlounge.net/gl/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5490

    I imagine if this is only a coincidence or this gent was inspired by the Duke.

  71. Anonymous

    January 11, 2008 at 10:24 am

    It would be so nice to have more gentlemen of this kind in The Netherlands where I live. Just old fashioned charm !!!

  72. Andrew

    January 11, 2008 at 10:41 am

    He looks like a character actor. His jacket looks distinctly spring like, but then I see the autumnal suede elbow patches.

  73. Anonymous

    January 11, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    Hey, the jacket he’s wearing reminds me of this one:

    http://bp3.blogger.com/_qjpwnPW4c1o/Rg5aIwAsiDI/AAAAAAAAAxE/hnZTu3gva_0/s1600-h/BC2.jpg

    I’m sure I’ve seen a DB jacket pretty much the same as the silver fox is wearing in this falls BC collection.

    But on the other hand, his is probably taylor made…

    /S

  74. Erik

    January 11, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    I hope I get gray hair hwn i get older,and age with the same dignity! Some brown woven leather buttons insted of the white ones would have completed the outfit.

  75. doingtheunstuck

    January 11, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    Ruth (8:37p) nailed it, I think. This is just a mess. And one other thing to add: the buttons really cheapen the look of this jacket. Get them changed!

  76. Anonymous

    January 11, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    now he means buisness! glasses off, cellphone up, well places pocket square and perfectly fit jacket!

  77. Martin

    January 11, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    If you don’t close up on the photo, its an elegant Augusto Pinochet British look. Zoom in you’ll find the trousers looklike pressed nylon and the jacket is horribly thin. Colours of the jacket good, why the horrible funeral blue tie?

  78. Anonymous

    January 13, 2008 at 12:01 am

    I’d like a bowl of pasta and glass of whatever red comes in a glass, please.

  79. Anonymous

    January 13, 2008 at 11:07 am

    this man Renato Plutino is a agent of Brunello Cucinelli in Milan…

  80. Anonymous

    January 13, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    I love this look – it would be perfect were it not for the self-tanned face, which detracts from the sartorial grandeur.

  81. Anonymous

    January 14, 2008 at 12:52 am

    not mad about that jacket. the white buttons AND suede elbow pad push it over the top.

  82. CP

    January 14, 2008 at 6:45 am

    Just.awesome.

  83. Sam

    February 17, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    This is the perfect illustration of the "Italian background" – navy tie on light blue shirt to bring out the jacket.
    I wish he was my grandfather too :)

  84. L'eleganza del gusto

    May 23, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Nice combination.. Good job.. EdG

  85. moises nieto

    June 1, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    ESE SACO TIENE TODO,CRUZADO, PARCHES EN LOS CODOS, TICKET POCKET,SOLAPA ALTA, ESOS LENTES, EL SPREAD COLLAR, …IMAGINO SU CASA!!!

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