35 comments

  1. Deja Pseu

    February 13, 2007 at 9:31 am

    That settles it. I must start shopping for scarves in the mens’ department.

  2. Anonymous

    February 13, 2007 at 9:50 am

    …. and remember – a smile is yr best fashion accessory ….

  3. whyioughtta

    February 13, 2007 at 10:07 am

    Lovely. But shouldn’t he cut the little white tag off the scarf?

    More men should wear these; there’s something very “I’ll be in my study” about them…in a good way. Also, you can get nice ones for not alot of dough.

  4. Adrien

    February 13, 2007 at 10:39 am

    The resurrected brand Tootal has great scarves similar to this one. I am loving the paisely print.

  5. Anonymous

    February 13, 2007 at 10:44 am

    I love the combination of beige and
    brown and navy! The scarf looks luxuriously smooth and light and being of silk, still warm. His glasses fit nicely in the colour scheme.

  6. trenditional-aaac

    February 13, 2007 at 10:44 am

    The scarf….you couldn’t avoid the scarf =)

    I like his overall look, works very well on him.

  7. Just an Observation

    February 13, 2007 at 11:01 am

    I strongly agree with scarves and have found myslef purchasing just one or two small lightweigt ones to wear with a sports coat or even a suit.
    Etro has those small lightweight scarves and I think they do a wonderful job with paisleys and if you can look for the short ones(about 3 feet long and 3/4 ft wide) …they are so great to wear when it’s not even that cold….sorry to go on ansd on but I have thing for scarves ….I strongly feel that it helps with that element of “self style and effortless”
    Thx as always SAR!

  8. Anonymous

    February 13, 2007 at 11:03 am

    This looks like Gerhard Richter!

  9. sandman_gr

    February 13, 2007 at 11:04 am

    I have my father’s vintage 60′s silk scarf in grey/silver tones with a cobination dot pattern with paisley-like leaves framing it…I love wearing it in the night but for day I prefer the shorter style favored by the gentleman a few posts below, unless it’s cold. Then I wear my woolen ones, knit or fabric, solid colors. Or my favorite, a black crushed velvet one. Silk is a bit cold for freezing winter walks.

  10. Verdiales

    February 13, 2007 at 11:16 am

    Scarf’s good with the glasses.

  11. Resplendato

    February 13, 2007 at 12:05 pm

    Hear hear…I’m blown away by these elder statesmen teaching us whipper snappers a thing or two about style!

  12. Anonymous

    February 13, 2007 at 12:50 pm

    LOL! It’s true, every job has its occupational hazards…

    XXXOOO

  13. flic

    February 13, 2007 at 1:38 pm

    I just hope he’s wearing patterned socks.

  14. Anonymous

    February 13, 2007 at 1:40 pm

    I had a boyfriend (who was quite stylish) who had a similar scarf, and I think you can tell that on one side, it is a silky print, and on the other, it is a solid wool.

    I love your blog and the pics you take!

  15. Bobcat

    February 13, 2007 at 1:52 pm

    I have two of these damn things, and when I wore one to an improv class, all the people there made fun of me and asked whether I’d officially “come out”. I guess I should know better than to get fashion tips from improvisational comedians.

  16. mlle.mtl

    February 13, 2007 at 2:05 pm

    I love brown as the main accent colour.

    Yes, many men here in MTL know the allure of dapper print scarves. Makes us gals take notice!

  17. diva

    February 13, 2007 at 2:29 pm

    Notice that this is a cashmere (or wool) scarf lined in the silk print–really warm too. But the manufacturers insist on sewing the glaring white labels into the seam–on unlined scarves into the hem–so that you can’t get rid of them without opening and resewing a seam. Also a problem with sheer clothing–I once didn’t buy a beautiful Dolce & Gabana sheer cardigan because the big white label would have been such a production to remove from the back of the neck. Am I the only one disturbed by this?

  18. Butch

    February 13, 2007 at 3:16 pm

    Indeed! As with Mr. Flusser, several posts back, the scarf here heightens the look with great panache.

    Men have so few opportunities, especially in more formal dress, to explore color, that the patterned scarf, which helps us to do that, is welcome indeed. One of the few things I like about winter.

    Scratch that–the ONLY thing. Really!

  19. Timothy

    February 13, 2007 at 3:25 pm

    Very old-school cool: lapel pin; tortoise-shell glasses; pleats; but what exactly is that silver object hanging out his right pocket?

  20. Anonymous

    February 13, 2007 at 3:25 pm

    I like the silk scarve, but i also noticed the frame of his glasses. It seems to be the same colour.

  21. madameshawshank

    February 13, 2007 at 3:44 pm

    bitter sweet…great fashion look..yet such a worried worried expression…what’s on his mind?

    given that…the scarf is scrumptious!

  22. Q

    February 13, 2007 at 5:32 pm

    It seems that there are more older men that take the time to find quality and elegant clothes, such as this man and Alan Flusser a few posts down. I wish men my age would care more sartorially, it would make my days more interesting.

  23. Anonymous

    February 13, 2007 at 9:37 pm

    He looks great and the scarf works well. As your last reader mentioned, I also will be shopping in the scarf department. Not so much for scarves but to meet guys who look like this!

  24. Bego

    February 14, 2007 at 7:59 am

    He’s spanish, from Valencia. He has a men’s shop (Torres Gaston) and he always looks great, like a classic gentleman: Church’s shoes, nice scarves or scarfs…
    Scott, as far as i can remember, It’s the second time you shoot spanish man, the first was the Duke of Lugo, Jaime de Marichalar.

  25. Anonymous

    February 14, 2007 at 8:32 am

    He’s sexy…even while wincing in “portrait pain” :-)

    The specs. The scarf. The thingie on his overcoat collar. And what IS that silver ball thing in his right pocket? What ever it is, I like it.

    mltt

  26. il capocanoniere

    February 14, 2007 at 8:51 am

    You can never have too much paisley neckwear, be it a tie, scarf or cravat. This example really raises the tone of the entire outfit, which is beautifully understated in its own way. I prefer trousers with a reverse pleat, but that’s just nit-picking. The whole outfit is an inspiration, especially to those of us of a more mature persuasion – how to look stylish and casual (far better than attempting to look fashionable and “cool”, which we’ll leave to the teenagers).

  27. Anonymous

    February 14, 2007 at 1:07 pm

    I love the fierce look in his face and the contrast it makeswith the elegant attire. Great pic!

  28. Viveka Lindht-Strassberg

    February 14, 2007 at 4:45 pm

    Oh my! looks exactly like my second husband! (he died some years ago) of course, I had to fashion him up quite a lot to get him to look like this.
    This gentleman seems to have pulled it of just by himself. delightful!!
    love you blog dearest scott,
    ta-ta

  29. SuMisura

    February 14, 2007 at 6:56 pm

    Again, effortless… No costumey exaggerated pant lengths or cartoonish prints here.

    The gentlemen of Milan are giving us pearls of sartorial wisdom here as this man plays with the color palate on everything from his classic tortoise sunglasses, right down to his single pleat trousers.

    Who said pleats were dead?

  30. Gemstone

    February 18, 2007 at 8:46 am

    That is the most gorgeous scarf I have ever seen on man or woman.

  31. kiarella

    February 19, 2007 at 7:31 pm

    crazy about this scarf? Sart, do not miss Ferragamo in via Montenapoleone, this is where I bought the first one of a long series at least 15 years ago! And they still are unique

  32. Anonymous

    February 21, 2007 at 1:18 pm

    I actually raided my father’s closet, and found the best vintage doublesided scarves, with classic silk prints on one side, cashmere on the other. They are so much fun and appropriate for more formal events draped over a tux jacket.

  33. marie claire

    January 17, 2010 at 7:18 am

    this gentleman looks really sexy. great style!

  34. Yobero

    January 27, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    That could be my ex-husband!

  35. Bob

    March 24, 2012 at 10:10 am

    He looks like a hot daddy. I remember these printed silk, cashmere combo scarves from the 80′s- I wish I kept mine-they are not so easy to find.

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