1. Just an Observation

    February 22, 2007 at 6:16 pm

    I know these pix are about the scarf …but I love both his sports coats here ….

    Thanks Sar

  2. madameshawshank

    February 22, 2007 at 6:17 pm

    now you’re talkin’ :-))))))))))

    my oh my!

  3. Anonymous

    February 22, 2007 at 6:21 pm

    i like the mix of a spring pant with a very wintery jacket. the scarf gives depth to the outfit. this is good, i always appreciate a relaxed style.

  4. Kate

    February 22, 2007 at 6:28 pm

    I love everything about this man. The scarves, the sport coats, his hair…

  5. Q

    February 22, 2007 at 6:45 pm

    The first coat’s fabric looks of superb quality, I’ve always wanted to find clothes like that.

  6. mareGa

    February 22, 2007 at 7:00 pm

    I’m lovin’ his hair, his scarf and the overall style. In both pictures. Thats a man who know how to carry himself.

  7. Candid Cool

    February 22, 2007 at 7:24 pm

    he has one of the greatest faces. and i like the fun colorful scarves. great coat, i love the textures.

  8. Anonymous

    February 22, 2007 at 7:32 pm

    Sartorially splendid!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Anonymous

    February 22, 2007 at 8:03 pm

    Wonderful shots…this gentlemen really puts his colors together. by the way, I would love to have seen the full assemble…

  10. Baddy

    February 22, 2007 at 8:10 pm


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  11. jigs

    February 22, 2007 at 8:44 pm

    What a dashing and debonair man! I particular admire the way he chooses and wears his scarves. Goes to show that there is no age limit to being chic and well-dressed.

  12. Butch

    February 22, 2007 at 8:48 pm

    Well, well. Love the jacket, but the scarf is a leeeetle out of control, I’d say.

    In this case, I’d say you can go for lots of color or exaggerated size, but not both–or not both successfully.

  13. Anonymous

    February 22, 2007 at 9:28 pm

    Is that a table cloth he’s wearing around his neck in the lower image? :-) Regardless, love the color combinations and his sense of whimsy.

  14. Richard

    February 22, 2007 at 9:57 pm

    The cut of these jackets is sublime. Natural shoulder, subtle shape, authentic fabric.

    Beyond trends…

  15. Anonymous

    February 22, 2007 at 10:12 pm

    What a beautiful man.

  16. lucianamalta

    February 22, 2007 at 10:56 pm

    here we´d say: luxury and wealth.
    perfect scarfs.

  17. Tupac

    February 22, 2007 at 11:04 pm

    obviously a man who takes the garment seriously; it’s like he is sculpting his ties. amazing!
    and just an observation is on point.

  18. To All Souls

    February 22, 2007 at 11:18 pm

    Tweed jacket/white jeans/scarf combo like the man at Etro…

    whimsical color notes:
    Bensimon: the scarf
    the “man”: yellow gloves

    What kind of shoes/socks was Bensimon wearing?

    Your Blog makes me smile, thanks

  19. EMNH

    February 22, 2007 at 11:25 pm

    GILLES!!!! Such a happy man and it shows.

  20. Anonymous

    February 22, 2007 at 11:38 pm

    he reminds me of Ralph Lauren…great shots all the same.

  21. Kelly

    February 22, 2007 at 11:48 pm

    He has a great face! He has earned his becoming eye creases squinting through the camera for so long!

  22. Anonymous

    February 23, 2007 at 12:33 am

    He is SO cool! And there’s not more to it.

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  24. elly yap

    February 23, 2007 at 3:45 am

    i think it’s this man’s wonderful face that makes his get up complete!

    i can’t help but smile back. :}

  25. Anonymous

    February 23, 2007 at 4:53 am

    Style on a stick – love him!!

  26. Anonymous

    February 23, 2007 at 5:28 am

    er….has he got a scarf stuffed in his !!! as well or is he just happy to see some-one!

  27. Ellie

    February 23, 2007 at 8:52 am

    I have to say, as much as I love the scarves, his face is enchanting

  28. Anonymous

    February 23, 2007 at 11:24 am

    Reminds me of the white pants photo from Pitti the other day – and again the odd jacket steals the show – especially the second one. Shoulder is outstanding and the pattern matching across the sleeves and chest is perfect. Very nice.

  29. Anonymous

    February 23, 2007 at 11:51 am

    cool scarfs! nice signature!

  30. lintmag

    February 23, 2007 at 11:51 am

    Gilles has it all – the beautiful clothes, the great color and pattern and youthful glowing smile – what a gorgeous sight to see!

  31. the_kitten

    February 23, 2007 at 2:32 pm

    i planned on a blog post about ways to wear your scarf and if i ever realize it, he will be the most original example around

  32. Amandabug

    February 23, 2007 at 3:19 pm

    i love when photogs get the cameras turned on them. what a great smile!

  33. AnastasiaC

    February 23, 2007 at 3:50 pm

    love the smiling photo!! very talented man!!

  34. Qi

    February 24, 2007 at 4:42 am

    He´s beautiful…

  35. Catherine

    February 24, 2007 at 4:48 am

    Anonymous at 5:28 AM – ha ha ha! I was wondering if anyone else noticed that!
    But in order to maintain the tone of this blog, let me just add that that’s some pretty fantastic scarf tying going on there – I really must experiment with mine more often…

  36. Pammie

    February 24, 2007 at 8:53 pm

    Fantastic photographs Sartorialist, very well lit!

  37. kristina

    February 25, 2007 at 2:03 am

    Love this look.
    Especially, his scarf in the second picture.

  38. Anonymous

    February 25, 2007 at 10:49 am

    he is the man.. I love him oh my gosh..what an inspiration for me the mix of colors fabrics..and I lovet he fact that he isa beautiful older gentleman.. he owns his looks…

  39. The Fashion Informer

    February 26, 2007 at 10:52 am

    Love the scarves. And the white pants let us see firsthand why the character based on him was nicknamed “The Tripod” in Jean Godfrey June’s hilarious memoir about her time at Elle.

  40. Elle

    February 26, 2007 at 11:08 am

    Just wonderful! Love the scarves!

  41. Anonymous

    March 3, 2007 at 10:31 pm

    It’s funny, I like the way he looks, but my first thought was that the scarf in the first pic looked kind of like a tube sock and the scarf in the second looks kind of like a towel – but they both work because he is just so darned cute!

  42. Anonymous

    November 22, 2007 at 12:53 am

    This man is delicious! And talented…is there no end to the beauty!

  43. Ezikeil

    December 1, 2007 at 6:19 am

    He is so fierce!

  44. Madeleine Moberg

    September 12, 2008 at 4:54 am

    My favourite photographer of all times! He is a genius! Does anyone know if he has inspired the new great Carter Smith!?

  45. Governor

    July 19, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    The scarf is a bit too big for my liking, but great outfit nonetheless.

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