47 comments

  1. Anonymous

    September 5, 2007 at 10:21 am

    What’s with the fans all of a sudden? It’s like the Karl Lagerfeld Appreciation Society or something.

    Then again, don’t we all appreciate Karl Lagerfeld?

  2. landis

    September 5, 2007 at 10:22 am

    this is exquisite.

    someone call lagerfeld and tell him he’s been trumped in the fan department.

  3. fashionholic

    September 5, 2007 at 10:33 am

    when are you coming back to Stockholm to photo people over here :)

  4. Anonymous

    September 5, 2007 at 10:45 am

    purple IS the color of royalty (and florence)

  5. Orchid & Wasp

    September 5, 2007 at 11:20 am

    I’m just not sure I can abide. I want to want to go there… I’m disappointed with myself that I’m not taken with this. I am taken with the subject overall, though…

  6. Iheartfashion

    September 5, 2007 at 11:37 am

    The purple tie is perfect.

  7. Anonymous

    September 5, 2007 at 11:37 am

    Hey, that’s Jean Grimbert of Arnys Paris!

  8. Resplendato

    September 5, 2007 at 12:04 pm

    That certainly is Karl’s signature look. Love the purple hues!

  9. Butch

    September 5, 2007 at 12:08 pm

    I’m less interested in the outfit–though the ties is nice–than in the apparent fan trend. Which is both wonderful and deeply silly. Which perhaps amounts to the same thing.

  10. sat

    September 5, 2007 at 12:14 pm

    the moustache!

  11. Anonymous

    September 5, 2007 at 12:29 pm

    I´m too puzzled about the fans.Ages ago women wore them,but not men. If the idea is to ´hide´yourself for some reason,this man should have chosen a huge fan.Why the fan-he looks just an ordinary,somewhat overweight guy?

  12. Alice Olive

    September 5, 2007 at 1:30 pm

    What a character! And what a beautifully delicate fan.

  13. Anonymous

    September 5, 2007 at 1:47 pm

    What an interesting tie, it is very large and flowing.

  14. angela

    September 5, 2007 at 1:48 pm

    The fan’s wonderful here! Lagerfeld makes it look like a risible prop.

    Methinks the collar’s a bit. too. tight though…

  15. Kate

    September 5, 2007 at 1:57 pm

    Karl doesn’t hold a monopoly on fans. They’re great and Spain had them looong before. This gent looks terrific. K Q:-)

  16. MacGuffin

    September 5, 2007 at 1:58 pm

    He looks great but the fan is a bit ludicrous. Still, if he likes it, good for him.!

  17. MARFSBABY

    September 5, 2007 at 3:38 pm

    “Dandy”… what a great word.

  18. tennessee lemon trees

    September 5, 2007 at 3:49 pm

    The fan makes him look like he’s from Meiji Restoration era Japan.

  19. Pumpkin Man

    September 5, 2007 at 4:38 pm

    The fan is the outfit.
    The rest, for what I see, it’s OK.
    Maybe a full body view (shoes, etc) would be nice too.
    He looks like a jolly grand-papa!

    My best,

    Pumpkin Man

    http://little-pumpkins.blogspot.com/

  20. Anonymous

    September 5, 2007 at 4:47 pm

    Isn’t that Gimbert from Arnys (Paris)?

  21. Chris Berry

    September 5, 2007 at 5:04 pm

    I am a huge fan of the fan and of the tie bar (or is it a built in tab closure, I can’t tell from the photo). Recently, I made a shirt like this for myself. Funny, though, I think of the tie bar as being a more old school British thing, than an old school italian one. Where is this man from? This is not Lagerfeld AT ALL (save the tall collar).

  22. AnonymousJK

    September 5, 2007 at 5:19 pm

    GFF Lives! This is the way Ferre always dressed and it is a look that ‘full figured’ men can pull off with great ease! LOVE IT!

  23. Candid Cool

    September 5, 2007 at 5:30 pm

    I really like the fan. I am thinking about toting one around now too, sometimes I have to be outside in stifling heat!
    -h

  24. Anonymous

    September 5, 2007 at 5:31 pm

    great shot SART

    love the colors

  25. Alex

    September 5, 2007 at 5:39 pm

    when there is no air conditioning the fan is your best line of defense -can’t imagine how hot it would get in a suit like that!

  26. Anonymous

    September 5, 2007 at 6:22 pm

    I don’t like the color of that shirt with the purple in the tie. Both are nice items, however.

    Otherwise: love the picture! Reminds me of what you (Sart) said about stocky men in suits. C:

  27. Anonymous

    September 5, 2007 at 6:53 pm

    Shouldn’t the fan be larger to be in better proportion to the holder?

    And, ummm, no, we don’t all appreciate Karl Lagerfeld.

  28. Anonymous

    September 5, 2007 at 6:57 pm

    This guy is actually French and works in a pretty cool store called Arnys, rue de Sevres.

  29. Anonymous

    September 5, 2007 at 8:26 pm

    i LOVE the fans – an absurd, cult man-accessory is exactly what the fashion world needs. can’t wait until it goes mainstream, ie appearing on red carpets fluttered by JT, orlando bloom, etc.

  30. cflorax

    September 5, 2007 at 8:55 pm

    I like his weary expression his high collar. It’s an intriguing photo. Hasn’t he been featured before?

  31. Blaise

    September 5, 2007 at 9:02 pm

    It’s the fan.. :)

  32. M.A.H.

    September 5, 2007 at 10:25 pm

    He is marvelous. His style is his. I like it and would copy it.

  33. Anonymous

    September 5, 2007 at 11:10 pm

    his tie seems rumpled by his weight

  34. Anonymous

    September 6, 2007 at 12:12 am

    it’s the moustache that makes the look!

  35. Anonymous

    September 6, 2007 at 1:39 am

    Is that a monocle hanging in his pocket?

    Why not a fan? Why not purple in the tie? A sculpted beard?

    Brilliant.

    Please say he’s a banker, an art dealer or a financier.

    – desertwind

  36. Cut of cloth

    September 6, 2007 at 2:48 am

    I use Fans all the time
    My own personal HRT
    This is the first time I’ve seen
    a man on the street do the same
    We all know Karl does it with panache
    But this is an exceptional moment
    Rotund
    yet charming
    A hint of something else
    Flamboyant facial Hair
    Very confident poise
    This guy looks Sexy
    WITH a Fan!

  37. Mathilda

    September 6, 2007 at 3:12 am

    That, is real style. He is an old guy with white beard and a bit over his goalweight, but still, I would stop to look at him, if he past me down the street. That is the apophthegm “Fashion fades, style is eternetal”, personalized.

  38. Anonymous

    September 6, 2007 at 3:22 am

    does the ad have to flash? will take getting used to. Loved the clean look of your site. cant the ad be smaller? will there be more? GASP!
    I guess only the old loggers in will feel this way. if it were my first time, wouldnt even pay attention to the ad..
    ignorance is bliss.
    didnt know where else to post this.

  39. nolifebeforecoffee

    September 6, 2007 at 4:28 am

    erm. what is he looking for? :)

  40. Anonymous

    September 6, 2007 at 4:50 am

    Very good and great attention to detail both in clothes and grooming. I like the narrow palette of colours.

  41. Guad

    September 6, 2007 at 5:18 am

    The amazing thing is that I can’t find him ridiculous…Unlike Lagerfeld who surely is!

  42. Anonymous

    September 6, 2007 at 5:56 am

    The clothes are perfect and fits him very well. And the magnificent moustache makes me forgive him for the silly fan.
    mia the pattern maker

  43. hc

    September 6, 2007 at 10:26 am

    This is addiction, pleasure, faithful routine, whatever.
    Oh Italy
    Cordelia

  44. Charmaine

    September 6, 2007 at 2:27 pm

    It wouldn’t work without ALL the details — the cufflinks, the pocket square, the fan — take one of these away and it just wouldn’t have the impact.

  45. Anonymous

    September 8, 2007 at 6:42 am

    nice!! rawk.

  46. Anonymous

    September 8, 2007 at 1:02 pm

    This gentleman looks marvelous, but fans are not just for fashion: it’s HOT in Florence. Much more pleasant than air conditioning.

  47. la cervantina

    September 12, 2007 at 1:56 pm

    Gentlemen’s fans are the height of practical elegance, in my view, and as Kate said we’ve had them forever in Spain. In precious wood and plain cloth, and small enough for a gentleman to carry in the top pocket of his summer jacket. They can still be bought in good fan stores like de Diego in Madrid. Large and decorated fans have always been a symbol of female authority; for men they are as uncouth as air conditioning, although at least they can be avoided.

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