52 comments

  1. redrival

    December 2, 2006 at 8:28 am

    this is the same guy that has appeared here with the yellow shorts :)

    i do love his hair, and the detailing on the coat is exquisite

  2. Anonymous

    December 2, 2006 at 8:50 am

    Why does this say Great Gatsby to me?

    It looks nice.

    mltt

  3. Butch

    December 2, 2006 at 9:00 am

    Love the coat with skewed-check patch-pockets; and his scarf; and the palette.

    Most of us cringe in the presence of large pattern; handled with bold intent, as here, all goes very, very well.

  4. carlene

    December 2, 2006 at 9:18 am

    If that isn’t vintage Pendleton, it sure is a beautiful knockoff. He looks almost like he stepped right out of a 1930s magazine ad, but they didn’t have Starbuck’s back then, did they?

  5. Anonymous

    December 2, 2006 at 9:25 am

    Pendleton “Hollywood” vintage jacket.

  6. Anonymous

    December 2, 2006 at 10:47 am

    agreed, it’s very Great Gatsby 1920 circa. and i like it!

  7. Anonymous

    December 2, 2006 at 10:49 am

    Is that Edwart Norton?

  8. Anonymous

    December 2, 2006 at 10:57 am

    What a face!

  9. Anonymous

    December 2, 2006 at 11:20 am

    I like it, but a warmer color scheme would be more flattering to his skintone. Picky, picky….

  10. chet

    December 2, 2006 at 11:30 am

    I love this look! He looks like a dandy out of the 50s!

  11. vintagent

    December 2, 2006 at 11:31 am

    Another photo deserving a little more scrutiny!

    Although the jacket is in the vintage ‘Hollywood’ style, it’s been tailored to contemporary taste; very slim body, shorter arms to show a shirt cuff, and it fits his shoulders. Originally, Vintage jackets are always cut much larger in the body and longer in the arm, as was the style.

    I think the ‘Gatsby’ element comes only from his hair, not from the zip-up sweater with collared shirt beneath, or even the scarf, which would never have been tied thus ‘in the day’. So he’s successfully updated a vintage jacket, hat’s off.

  12. Anonymous

    December 2, 2006 at 1:18 pm

    I like this look. At first I was like, boring, but then I was like…oooh…sexy. It sneaks up on ya.

  13. Anonymous

    December 2, 2006 at 1:52 pm

    Nice cuffs! :-)

    But no idea what his shoes look like. :-(

  14. Anonymous

    December 2, 2006 at 2:11 pm

    hooray for hollywood!

  15. Anonymous

    December 2, 2006 at 2:29 pm

    It rememinds me to that time George went in Seinfeld.

  16. Anonymous

    December 2, 2006 at 2:34 pm

    that choice of coffee cup color: LOVE it!

    perfect amount of cuff showing.

  17. marie

    December 2, 2006 at 2:40 pm

    He looks like a skinny lumberjack.

  18. 39-3

    December 2, 2006 at 2:56 pm

    I like how his hair parts to the left, and his scarf tassel swooshes to the right –the diagonal lines balance each other semi-subliminally. Kinda like the clothing equivalent of poems that have really subtle rhyming structures.

  19. Anonymous

    December 2, 2006 at 3:30 pm

    Yes, vintage Pendleton. I’ve been wearing them for years. I’m finally in style!

  20. lintmag

    December 2, 2006 at 3:36 pm

    What a cutie! I think I have that same jacket (yes, Pendleton) in a different color scheme. I love a man in plaid!

  21. Amazeen

    December 2, 2006 at 4:58 pm

    Brilliant coat

  22. Amazeen

    December 2, 2006 at 4:59 pm

    Brilliant coat

  23. Get Smart

    December 2, 2006 at 6:50 pm

    Looks like a Pendleton ’49er jacket…my gf has tons of vintage ones in the closet. I like his, the colorway is unique, makes me think it’s a modern re-issue of the 49er jacket, which arent made of the same itchy wool as the originals, but have the same cut as vintage.

  24. Anonymous

    December 2, 2006 at 7:11 pm

    I know this guy. He is such a sweetie, and he ALWAYS looks great. I was at his apartment once for a party and it’s just as dapper and stylish as he is.

  25. positive_negative

    December 2, 2006 at 7:42 pm

    I know it’s odd to say, but I think I’m in love with this incredibly plain but handsome man. ha!

  26. positive_negative

    December 2, 2006 at 8:05 pm

    redrival,

    you mentioned that this gentleman appeared here before, which post is that? i cannot find it.

    thanks in advance.

  27. Anonymous

    December 2, 2006 at 9:25 pm

    that’s a vintage pendleton “49er”! I’d love ‘em to death but they never made ‘em lined. Every time I wear one I become a ball of friction casting death rays of static at everything in the vicinity.

  28. Anonymous

    December 2, 2006 at 9:30 pm

    oh, cutie mccute. the way his hair is styled is so lovely!

  29. superstar

    December 2, 2006 at 9:47 pm

    good picture

  30. Anonymous

    December 2, 2006 at 10:55 pm

    i have a burning question – is everyone in New York really so chic or do you really have to look hard to spot these people?

    because i can’t imagine living in a city full of people who look like they stepped out of a cool magazine?

    what bliss.

  31. Anonymous

    December 2, 2006 at 11:07 pm

    something about this look bothers me….it’s just too drab

  32. Anonymous

    December 3, 2006 at 8:47 am

    Don’t like the stubby scarf. To me it says ‘too short’, not ‘dapper’.

  33. Anonymous

    December 3, 2006 at 11:56 am

    He’s a freelance designer at Ralph Lauren, so maybe that’s where the jacket is from… could be RRL brand? He’s always dressed in a very Trad way.

  34. Mrs Smith

    December 3, 2006 at 1:32 pm

    I found your website via an article in a local (New Zealand) newspaper. I am so glad to have discovered the Satorialist. I am entirely indifferent to what celebrities are wearing, gossip magazines drive me to despair. However, the fashion you photograph is truly inspiring and beautiful. You are on my ‘favourites’ list, and I shall be a frequent visitor to your site. Many thanks.

  35. AnastasiaC

    December 3, 2006 at 3:29 pm

    very polished – he looks really smart and put together.

  36. Anonymous

    December 3, 2006 at 3:45 pm

    It’s not a ’49er’jacket. Those were made for women.

  37. positively the same dame

    December 3, 2006 at 3:54 pm

    to fashionaddict:
    it can be bliss and it can be hell on earth :)

  38. Anonymous

    December 3, 2006 at 4:29 pm

    so cute! I just want to hug him.

  39. Anonymous

    December 3, 2006 at 6:27 pm

    He is adorable. That jacket and the whole look he’s put together is just wonderful.

  40. ontheMARC

    December 3, 2006 at 6:50 pm

    he is precious.

  41. Anonymous

    December 3, 2006 at 7:25 pm

    Dear fashionaddict. I am a Melbournite who was in NYC a few months ago. Couldn’t say that people there were any better dressed than any other big city I have been to. I actually preferred women in London, as I think overall they dressed with a little more flair and creativity.

  42. Anonymous

    December 3, 2006 at 8:52 pm

    I agree with Butch about generally not liking large patterns, but I think this one works because (a) the pattern is subdued, (b) the jacket is tailored to be slender, and (c) the fellow is svelte enough for a slender-tailored jacket.

  43. Anonymous

    December 4, 2006 at 12:10 am

    ah! I just want to hug him too! This brings back memories of my Paw Paw. Such a handsome fellow.

  44. Anonymous

    December 4, 2006 at 12:52 am

    hot stuff!

  45. Anonymous

    December 4, 2006 at 11:32 pm

    This may be breaking new ground. I don’t recall if any featured subject has added to the comments. Seems to be an unwritten rule. Oh well…

    First..Scott you’re the best.

    It is an un-lined Pendleton, bought new at least 10 years ago at Camouflage, still one of the finest mens stores in NY. I did alter it in every imaginable way. Pendleton and Woolrich are thankfully still under the radar.

    I am not Edward Norton, but thanks, he would play me in the movie.

    Yes, a warmer color scheme would be more flattering, but standing under flourescent lights first thing A.M is rough any way you cut it.

    I do subscribe to a late 50′s early 60′s sensibility, my name’s Ward, the name helps to pull off that modified retro/trad look.(No I haven’t been to hard on the Beaver).

    I am in fact boring at first…and then sexy. Is there any other way?

    The cuffs belong to a Thom Browne oxford shirt (with collar buttons undone – very important)the crew-neck pullover sweater, not visible in the picture is Michael Bastian, with the zip-up sweater over that. It’s all about layers. The shoes(since you asked)-Etro,pony hush puppies. I love a shoe you can pet. Don’t know if they still make ‘em. The coffee cup color is key..suits me..no? NOT Starbucks.
    The scarf is short and grey as not to compete with the jacket, and I like an extra short if not stubby scarf for more of a bow tie,and for the sole purpose of keeping my neck warm. Not a big fan of long bright festive scarves for men. Wearing a half dozen layers I would keel over with a longer scarf.

    Wasn’t trying for the skinny lumberjack, that’s next weekend.

    To 39-3, what a lovely analogy. Wow. “A subtle rhyming structure”, are words to live by.

    Yes I am a sweetie (more sweetie than precious).

    To Positive_Negative: Meet you under the bridge at midnight. The other post, was back in June.

    To Fashion Addict and Melbournite: I think one has to know how to differentiate between the people that live and work here and the hoards of tourists wearing their overstuffed parkas,(is that mean?) I personally differ with Anonymous from Melbourne…and let London have their creativity and flair. I love defending this town and it’s uniforimity in all its shades of grey and subtleties.

    I’m a product designer, presently I consult for RL. I designed for T&Co as well for many years.

    Thanks again Scott. Hopefully, one day all your loyal cyber friends can go out for a little drink. I think we’d all get along just fine.

  46. tartanscot

    December 5, 2006 at 10:50 pm

    ward . . . .

    yikes . . . handsome, charming, literate, and clever . . . now I’M in love . . . . lol . . .

    seriously . . . great shot and GREAT f’ing coat . . . .

    Scot . . . keep up the great work . . .

    SMW in SF

  47. alyss

    December 6, 2006 at 3:10 pm

    very nice coat!

  48. Anonymous

    December 8, 2006 at 11:55 am

    I can’t believe I missed this one. I was just with Ward last night and he was wearing a bright orange cashmere ( of course) scarf so he’s not always in such drab colors. He likes his share of primaries. Don’t you Ward? One thing is for sure, he’s always consistently well dressed, well groomed and well spoken. Fin!

  49. Anonymous

    December 11, 2006 at 11:44 am

    Before my commute changed I used to see Ward on the subway the occasional morning, and it always brightened my day. Even in this town it’s rare to see a man so consistently and beautifully dressed, and so comfortable with his style. Thanks, Ward, for keeping the spirit alive!

  50. smimmons

    February 21, 2007 at 6:53 pm

    How many Polo employees are on here? They all look great, though.

  51. Alberto

    March 5, 2007 at 10:29 pm

    Looks like Edward Norton.

  52. dcinDC

    August 5, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Ward:

    Sitting here laughing out loud – ok, more like screaming out loud! “I love a shoe you can pet.” You are a riot! I have seen other subjects comment about being featured. Yours has to be, tho, by far, the best! Thank you for brightening my gloomy Washington DC evening. Yes, DC where fashion waits for no man, or woman… nor do they wait for it.

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