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March 22, 2010 at 12:33 pm
Love the older guy, the younger ones a little sloppy with the belt and not sure about the fingers. x
March 22, 2010 at 12:34 pm
nice caption! very apropos
March 22, 2010 at 12:35 pm
As long as he keeps the same glasses, then yes!R xo
March 22, 2010 at 12:37 pm
March 22, 2010 at 12:38 pm
March 22, 2010 at 12:39 pm
Ha ha! That's awesome, Sartorialist time travel!
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March 22, 2010 at 12:40 pm
I love these suits. They are gorgeous!
The Quintessential Dreamer
haha! yes it would.
March 22, 2010 at 12:42 pm
Highly Unlikely; the suit does not make the man.
YES…i could totally see it!
ps. then will have evidence that maybe manner & grace can be learnt… ha!
March 22, 2010 at 12:43 pm
Both are awfully stylish.
March 22, 2010 at 12:46 pm
definitely! both have cool style.
March 22, 2010 at 12:50 pm
I can totally see Guy 1 become Guy 2 in the future and, yes, I agree, it would be great.
March 22, 2010 at 12:55 pm
The roll of the older gentleman's collar is beautiful, as is is two-toned handkerchief.
March 22, 2010 at 12:56 pm
Love the gentlemen on the bottom. He's in my top three of your repeat subjects. Always looks so clean and precise, yet totally comfortable.
March 22, 2010 at 12:57 pm
only if he kept the same specs from his younger days!
Pif? PIF? Are you fucking illiterate?
Frank van Loon
March 22, 2010 at 12:58 pm
Japanese do it better..
top dude would defo qualify for a vice mag 'don't' photohe's trying way too hard
March 22, 2010 at 1:01 pm
Love the plaid suits!Let's grow up later
March 22, 2010 at 1:04 pm
They could be son and father…
March 22, 2010 at 1:06 pm
do you mean wouldn't it be great if this guy grew up to be this guy?
March 22, 2010 at 1:10 pm
Is he doing the RAWK OUT sign?
March 22, 2010 at 1:14 pm
cool glasses :)
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March 22, 2010 at 1:25 pm
I love the older guy's look, it is understated and yet elegant. Elegant!
March 22, 2010 at 1:28 pm
Both have impeccable suits. The older gentleman indeed seems to have a more relaxed take on his look and a greater sense of colour-coordination!
I like both, though!
March 22, 2010 at 1:35 pm
oh! i love this set… it's like a fashion maturity evolution
March 22, 2010 at 1:38 pm
I suspect he might! Wow, both amazing. Of course the second one wins- but only due to experience!xo
March 22, 2010 at 1:41 pm
hahaha definitely would be great
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March 22, 2010 at 1:42 pm
Hail the japanese!! They are leaps ahead when it comes to fabric innovation, unique cuts and fabric dying!!
March 22, 2010 at 1:45 pm
double pocket square win!
March 22, 2010 at 1:48 pm
Oh ya! Brilliant
Fantastic use of patterns and color. I adore the pocket squares and simple tie on the older gentleman. The young man has a classic use of gray and black, especially with those glasses! A note of criticism: the young man needs a shorter belt, and I'm glad his future self learned that important lesson. The extra slack is distracting, a touch gratuitous, and even a little disturbing.
March 22, 2010 at 1:49 pm
love the tie and pocket square color coordination on the second man. very classy.
March 22, 2010 at 1:53 pm
Rest assured that it won't happen.
March 22, 2010 at 1:57 pm
I love the older guy, very distinguished and elegant (specially the handkerchief in the front pocket); the young man is a little sloppy, that belt is definitely in the wrong place, but I love the colors anyway…
March 22, 2010 at 2:00 pm
hahaha…love how corky the first guy is… i dont think he can grew into the refined older man…he will get bored with himself…lol
but i love the post!!
March 22, 2010 at 2:02 pm
both look good.
March 22, 2010 at 2:07 pm
yes … i think you're right. and isn't it amazing what a little maturity will do? sometimes being older IS being better!
March 22, 2010 at 2:13 pm
Yes, the title should be "Wouldn't It Be Great." As it's written it means that it would not be great if the younger man grew up to be like the older man.
Still, I love the Sartorialist.
March 22, 2010 at 2:16 pm
the second man is the result of having gotten rid of the excess of the first. he's learned that simplicity and subtlety trumps loud and bold. not to take anything away from the first guy though…i am sure the second man probably once dressed like the first and that it was necessary in his eventual progression.
March 22, 2010 at 2:18 pm
The young guy has to do something about that belt. Also I think the shirt is a bit hideous. It looks like the "Structure" brand Sears sells. A bit too "guido". Pale blue would have suited him better. Also the facial hair is well… Yeah…
March 22, 2010 at 2:20 pm
yes, that would be great!! <3
March 22, 2010 at 2:26 pm
They're both rather cool as is but when baby-boy grows into Papa-san, he'll be a force to reackon with.
March 22, 2010 at 2:27 pm
March 22, 2010 at 2:38 pm
Because they are both Asian men in plaid suits? That is where the similarities end. So, no. And I hope you understand that it is offensive to play the "all (insert minority group) look alike" card.
March 22, 2010 at 2:43 pm
I think that The Sartoralist is not getting this one. Two different breeds of gentleman.
March 22, 2010 at 2:44 pm
The man below has "charme" (don't know how to say in English, sorry) The boy in the first picture is only trying to be modern love your work :).
March 22, 2010 at 2:49 pm
I like the relaxed drape of the shirt collar on Man #2. Maybe I'll try leaving out my collar stays.
March 22, 2010 at 2:54 pm
Agree w/Celine and Casey. The young guy has a long way to go before even coming close to the mature gentleman.
March 22, 2010 at 2:57 pm
Well, made me laugh!
And…a subtle point is made. Keep up the good work.
March 22, 2010 at 3:06 pm
people, you do know that someone can change through time? we all have had phases… why makes you think that young boy is not going to be as distinguished at the older gentleman once he reaches that age?
anyway, Sartorialist, this post made me giggle because of its premise, there should be a whole series of these
Coco and Zaahb
March 22, 2010 at 3:15 pm
So hilarious but i love it
Ha ha ,love the title and agree with anonymous that said that second gentleman is result of of experience and blah blah and probably looked like first one in younger years when fashion should be fun and daring!
March 22, 2010 at 3:24 pm
Not sure, but possible, yes…
March 22, 2010 at 3:26 pm
Not bad but the English do this sooo much better!
I like the idea of this post .
March 22, 2010 at 3:27 pm
Yes, it would!!
March 22, 2010 at 3:33 pm
Excellent! That would indeed be great.
March 22, 2010 at 3:34 pm
Well the man in the second picture… I ignore his name but everytime I see him I wish I was somehow related to him. He's so classy, his clothes always fit so correctly, he looks just out of this world. I like the first guy's outfit a lot, I'd wear that suit but without the huge glasses and the sloppy belt (which look good on him but would look stupid on me). I think I am in the age group between these two guys…
March 22, 2010 at 3:35 pm
love how the personalities and color palettes (blue/grey and bown/orange) are juxtaposed! Though the two men seem quite different, there are definitely some similarities there…
March 22, 2010 at 3:43 pm
Hilarious! Couldn't agree more…
March 22, 2010 at 3:49 pm
I hope he grows up to be himself. Keep the cheeky attitude!
March 22, 2010 at 4:28 pm
very benjamin buttoned down ,,,groovy
March 22, 2010 at 4:31 pm
Hahaha, I'm curious about how the older looks when he was young
March 22, 2010 at 4:38 pm
LOVE THE COMPARISSON!Great style both of them!
March 22, 2010 at 4:50 pm
Im not sure it would to be honest. The older guy seems to trying quite effortlessly to be himself wheras they younger one looks like he's been in his dads wardrobe. Nice suit doesn't equal well dressed. Lets not let that distract from the older guy though who's got it bang on.
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March 22, 2010 at 4:56 pm
i love this idea of comparing generations. well not really comparing but thought-provoking
March 22, 2010 at 5:15 pm
He he he. Brilliant…
March 22, 2010 at 5:21 pm
March 22, 2010 at 5:28 pm
Not sure about what the "horns" gesture means to Japanese people. In Italy (and the backdrop looks like Fortezza da Basso in Florence) it has a definite meaning, and it is quite inappropriate. The fellow could definitely get punched if he does it again.
March 22, 2010 at 5:44 pm
March 22, 2010 at 5:54 pm
What a match! I love the shirt/tie/suit combo on the first pic!
March 22, 2010 at 5:56 pm
Oh, the older gentleman is so elegant but the young man simple doesn't "fit" his suit.
He probably thinks that gesture is cool in an American/rock and roll sort of way. In Italy, where I suspect the photo was taken, it's a sign of the cuckold as in, "your spouse is cheating on you". Also, a gypsy woman might use it to ward off the evil eye if you were to point a camera at her. Together with his dangling belt strap, his attitude is vulgar.
March 22, 2010 at 6:03 pm
I love the twin handkerchiefs in the older guys breast pocket – very stylish.
March 22, 2010 at 6:18 pm
Well I don't go a bundle on number one, but I think *anyone* could benefit from (their own version of) the colour sense of number two. It's quite beautiful and immensely subtle.
March 22, 2010 at 6:31 pm
that is SO FUNNY!!!
they do have great taste in the ability to wear plaid suits!
March 22, 2010 at 6:34 pm
I wouldn't be surprised if it actually happened :)
bird of light
March 22, 2010 at 7:08 pm
March 22, 2010 at 8:42 pm
Grow up, indeed.
March 22, 2010 at 8:43 pm
sometimes the most presence comes without all of the loud and garish bells and whoohaas.*sP
March 22, 2010 at 8:47 pm
Love both men. I like the first guy because he looks so polished but doesn't take himself too seriously. The other gentlemen knows who is and looks so self assured.
March 22, 2010 at 8:49 pm
i had to look at this again. i believe that the expression is, one should never look as a parody of self. sadly, the first guy just made that happen.
March 22, 2010 at 9:00 pm
I've seen the older gentleman around before. His style is always impeccable.
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March 22, 2010 at 9:01 pm
If with authenticity, then yes..
Lloyd & The Tubsters
March 22, 2010 at 11:11 pm
Hysterical! They both have great fashion, one merely cultivated for longer. Love both photos.-Lloyd
March 22, 2010 at 11:15 pm
exactly. the older man looks better, though. the younger one doesn't rock the suit well enough ;)
March 22, 2010 at 11:18 pm
The first guy is game to be doing that hand gesture in Italy
March 22, 2010 at 11:50 pm
The older guy is definitely more graceful. I laughed heartily at the caption!
March 23, 2010 at 12:57 am
I absolutely love this.
March 23, 2010 at 12:58 am
yes, but for the moment he is great as he is! With time and experience, he will become the older gentleman. I love the way he expresses his youth, its simply cute:)
March 23, 2010 at 1:40 am
as long as he keeps the same glasses as his "younger" photo! xoxo
March 23, 2010 at 2:46 am
Racist…just a joke…killer shot
March 23, 2010 at 3:06 am
So funny! Love your blog, I'm a regular now!
March 23, 2010 at 5:47 am
he looks like Benny Blanco from Carlito's way . cool !
March 23, 2010 at 6:40 am
Haha. I really love the comparison of this one. Their suits look very nice.
March 23, 2010 at 7:36 am
omg !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!this old men is sooo stylish , wooooow !!
March 23, 2010 at 7:42 am
March 23, 2010 at 7:45 am
I'm with organicbloom's comment – would like to see you do one of these same posts but featuring 2 caucasian men or women to satisfy us that you're not just lumping asians together in a 'they all look alike' box…
March 23, 2010 at 8:32 am
Haha, love this story.
March 23, 2010 at 8:39 am
March 23, 2010 at 8:42 am
The younger man has a great sense of himself and is not afraid to let "it hang out" sometimes (the belt). His styling is crisp, in spit eof the belt buckle. The older man looks as if he has seen it all and is comfortable in his own skin, he has a great sense of self also, well cultivated. I wonder about his choice of music, wine and watch (an old Piaget or Rolex)? Great pictures nonetheless, Sart.
March 23, 2010 at 9:50 am
you people don't get it… the young man is having fun!
the older man is elegant and impeccable.
they both have style.
March 23, 2010 at 10:40 am
Thet are both stylish in their own way but I don't get the meaning of the gesture of the fingers on the younger one…Never did!
March 23, 2010 at 11:26 am
hahahaha!!! That is amazing :] idk if i was the only one who found it funny…but very awesome!! :]
March 23, 2010 at 11:40 am
Hands down, my favorite post of the year! I love both of these men, especially the older man, who reminds me of my grandfather with his style and grace. Awesome!
March 23, 2010 at 11:42 am
Those glasses are insane on the younger guy.
March 23, 2010 at 12:22 pm
Pitti Uomo?? I think I saw the older one! so adorable!
March 23, 2010 at 4:54 pm
love love love your sense humour!
congratulations to you, Mister sartorialist's author/blogger Laura.
March 23, 2010 at 7:20 pm
I would love to see him older as quirky as he is!
March 24, 2010 at 12:05 am
this is imminent. I love the older gentlemen's pocket square. the colors pick up in his tie and suit beautifully.
March 24, 2010 at 12:48 am
here's to hoping that he does…….It would be great to see if he tones down his look but kept some surprises like the belt hanging down,and the glasses within his outfits
March 24, 2010 at 4:45 am
Genial, que elegante.
March 24, 2010 at 10:15 am
I love the first pic! He embodies the idea that beneath the sensible exterior, we are all alive with contradictions underneath.
March 24, 2010 at 10:18 am
Why shall we grow up, does it make us better…not sure :)
BTW I love them both…
March 24, 2010 at 9:10 pm
younger man very interesting combination:))
March 25, 2010 at 3:31 am
I love both pictures. Great sense of style in both. Interesting question you ask… hope we get to see a picture of the younger guy 20 or 30 years from now to give us a hint of what the answer is :)J
March 25, 2010 at 1:54 pm
BIG UP Mr.Kogi from LWT.
March 25, 2010 at 2:36 pm
the second guy is so classic, elderly nihonjin. rock on.
March 25, 2010 at 9:26 pm
look at august 2009. same older man. same good taste.
March 26, 2010 at 12:53 am
haha why should he – they both look great and have their own style/look/attitude…
March 26, 2010 at 9:23 pm
I love seeing this virtual evolution!
March 27, 2010 at 1:41 am
to put it simply: I love this post.
March 27, 2010 at 6:11 am
fantasticals! made me grin
April 1, 2010 at 6:11 am
Mr,AkamineNice photo!He is one of the most famous Japanese fashion leader.
Ye Seul Kim
July 19, 2010 at 4:05 am
I love that glasses!!!!!