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October 26, 2006 at 6:44 pm
J.F of RL! that’s contrast alright.
October 26, 2006 at 6:55 pm
It feels like New York to me, too. Not just in the ways you mention, but also the clear implication that autumn has definitely arrived. Like April is for Paris, New York is an autumn city. I miss the leaves in the park — but in this picture I can almost see them!
positively the same dame
October 26, 2006 at 7:18 pm
oww, oww, oww, you nailed it! i can actually HEAR this picture. the camelhair/cashmere guy looks like dennis farina on a case — richly dressed but definitely a meat-eater. could these two men be any different from each other and at the same time be more quintessentially new york?
October 26, 2006 at 8:19 pm
Way to capture NY for those of us who can’t be there, Sart!
Isn’t it time for a new pic of Giovanna? Maybe three?
October 26, 2006 at 8:41 pm
I just wanna go back to NYC…I really miss…’THE CITY’.
October 26, 2006 at 9:11 pm
One of your best shots ever. It could be a cover for the New Yorker. The balanced perch of the messanger, the umph of the coat, the thick hair against the cold, the new dark brown contrasting shoes, the low back belt, the shoulders – man-oh-man, so much energy in this shot – you captured why the little moments of living in this town make it so stimulating.
October 26, 2006 at 9:41 pm
Polo Ralph Lauren Classic polo coat and the street messenger style: it’s all about contrasts and options and variety!That’s the essence of New York!
October 26, 2006 at 10:20 pm
…except they both be talking on cell phones!
October 26, 2006 at 10:21 pm
In a curious way, to me–and perhaps because they are positioned opposingly–they DON’T seem to occupy the same city, even the same frame: each exists apart, in isolation.
But, oh! The camel’s hair coat!
October 27, 2006 at 2:13 am
oh, i’d love to go to new york!new yorkers, is autumn really the best time to visit?
October 27, 2006 at 3:00 am
I love everything about that back shot. Now that is a man! Camel coat, turned up collar, suit, shiny shoes…just well groomed overall.
October 27, 2006 at 4:17 am
i love it.
October 27, 2006 at 5:56 am
nice picture. Good idea from the “young gent” blogger. Would be nice to see new pictures from Giovanna!!!!
October 27, 2006 at 8:23 am
yes…i love ny! i live overseas (venice, italy) and i miss ny style so much…your site is my daily fix.
October 27, 2006 at 9:18 am
…I meant they both ‘should’ be talking on cell phones…
October 27, 2006 at 9:28 am
another great shot Scott. The swagger of that camel coat, very great Gatspy and juxtaposed right beside the messenger. NY is all about contrast.
October 27, 2006 at 10:53 am
That is absolutely brilliant.
October 27, 2006 at 1:03 pm
Always love a good Polo coat – A classic !
October 27, 2006 at 1:20 pm
“the action, the energy and the diversity of style” and the Stuart Weitzman in the background! It all makes me wish that I were out in the city today instead of working high above it.
October 27, 2006 at 2:38 pm
New York is magical in the Fall. The crazy heat of summer is gone, the locals are back, and the weather is just perfect for walking anywhere and everywhere. So much style too – and not so cold that you can’t bring your head out of your chest to have a look.
October 27, 2006 at 4:05 pm
Dennis Farina? Perhaps if it was a trench coat, but not a polo coat . . . far too urbane for Farina.
October 28, 2006 at 1:20 am
po·lo coat (plural po·lo coats)noun Definition:overcoat: a double-breasted overcoat, usually made of camel’s hair
photo of dennis farina being “far too urbane” as det. joe fontana:
October 28, 2006 at 11:26 am
November 1, 2006 at 7:48 am
truly fantastic city shot. perfect. love the camel coat contrasted with the courier.