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March 25, 2006 at 2:43 pm
i really like to hear the background stories like this too. more please!
March 25, 2006 at 2:49 pm
Wow, this guy’s father was a master sartorialist! That’s a pretty high standard to live up to in this day and age. Imagine getting to the airport for a flight, then going through security having to unlayer all that stuff just to go through the checkpoint. That said, as technology improves quality of life in cities, I do predict we’ll be going back to more elaborate fashion for men.
March 25, 2006 at 7:24 pm
i love alan, alan taught me a lot, but alan has lost it. the last few times i’ve seen him photographed, he’s looked awful, which is a shame, because his closet still contains the same DB’s, spread collar shirt, ties, and pocket squaes which inspired a generation. i simply don’t know why he passes them over for funny looking cardigan/ascot combos which befit no one.
March 25, 2006 at 8:39 pm
I agree, I really enjoy the stories you tell about the fashionable men you meet.
March 27, 2006 at 1:22 am
His books are excellent. I agree that his style in the recent photos of him is disappointing…cardigansand cravats, ugh!! In french the color of his ensemble here would be “caca d’oie” or goose poop.
March 27, 2006 at 3:49 pm
Difficult shot with all that back light burning in, and you did a great job. Even with his eyes closed it’s an interesting composition. I like the glasses on the table just so and reflected in the tabletop. The bit of fringe mostly burned out at the top of the frame. And the way his colorful neck scarf’s colors are picked up by his shirt and sweater.