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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?
September 5, 2007 at 10:22 am
this is exquisite.
someone call lagerfeld and tell him he’s been trumped in the fan department.
September 5, 2007 at 10:33 am
when are you coming back to Stockholm to photo people over here :)
September 5, 2007 at 10:45 am
purple IS the color of royalty (and florence)
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…
September 5, 2007 at 11:37 am
The purple tie is perfect.
Hey, that’s Jean Grimbert of Arnys Paris!
September 5, 2007 at 12:04 pm
That certainly is Karl’s signature look. Love the purple hues!
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.
September 5, 2007 at 12:14 pm
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?
September 5, 2007 at 1:30 pm
What a character! And what a beautifully delicate fan.
September 5, 2007 at 1:47 pm
What an interesting tie, it is very large and flowing.
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…
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:-)
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.!
September 5, 2007 at 3:38 pm
“Dandy”… what a great word.
tennessee lemon trees
September 5, 2007 at 3:49 pm
The fan makes him look like he’s from Meiji Restoration era Japan.
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!
September 5, 2007 at 4:47 pm
Isn’t that Gimbert from Arnys (Paris)?
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).
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!
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
September 5, 2007 at 5:31 pm
great shot SART
love the colors
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!
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:
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.
September 5, 2007 at 6:57 pm
This guy is actually French and works in a pretty cool store called Arnys, rue de Sevres.
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.
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?
September 5, 2007 at 9:02 pm
It’s the fan.. :)
September 5, 2007 at 10:25 pm
He is marvelous. His style is his. I like it and would copy it.
September 5, 2007 at 11:10 pm
his tie seems rumpled by his weight
September 6, 2007 at 12:12 am
it’s the moustache that makes the look!
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?
Please say he’s a banker, an art dealer or a financier.
Cut of cloth
September 6, 2007 at 2:48 am
I use Fans all the time My own personal HRTThis is the first time I’ve seen a man on the street do the sameWe all know Karl does it with panacheBut this is an exceptional moment Rotund yet charming A hint of something else Flamboyant facial HairVery confident poiseThis guy looks SexyWITH a Fan!
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.
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.
September 6, 2007 at 4:28 am
erm. what is he looking for? :)
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.
September 6, 2007 at 5:18 am
The amazing thing is that I can’t find him ridiculous…Unlike Lagerfeld who surely is!
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
September 6, 2007 at 10:26 am
This is addiction, pleasure, faithful routine, whatever.Oh ItalyCordelia
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.
September 8, 2007 at 6:42 am
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.
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.