59 comments

  1. debbie

    January 30, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    This man and yesterday’s man could be brothers! They look very much alike.

  2. Dominique

    January 30, 2014 at 2:29 pm

  3. Moira Parton

    January 30, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    Love the patterns on his shirt and hat! x

    http://moiraparton.blogspot.co.uk/

  4. Rowan | R E D R E I D I N G H O O D

    January 30, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Wow, this man is super stylish! Love how he wears different patterns, but still looks very matchy-matchy!

    Love,

    Rowan

    Personal Style Blog http://WWW.REDREIDINGHOOD.COM

  5. jessica

    January 30, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    I don’t know. I think you might be looking too much into this. To me, he’s not a man that pays attention to his ability to mix-match various checks and wovens. I think he just threw on what was there. Like some of us do…….

    • dana

      January 30, 2014 at 3:23 pm

      Why do we have to discuss whether the outfit is naturally done or not?! Is he less stylish if he is less conscious about it?

    • Monsieur Marcel

      January 30, 2014 at 3:56 pm

      To me, the mix is so fine that it couldn’t possibly be haphazard.

    • barbara seiler

      January 30, 2014 at 4:09 pm

      It may very well be that he threw just on what was just there.

      But I’m quite certain that he paid a great deal of attention to his clothes when he aquired them, and thought about what went well with his other clothes, and with himself.

      I dream of having a wardrobe where I can blindy choose whatever my hands find first – and everything goes perfectly together. Looking at this man, I realise I have still a very long way to go in this art. he looks extremly classy. ^^

      what a hat! :-)

    • Wayde

      January 30, 2014 at 7:04 pm

      Serious? You’re being serious here? Why would you assume that this man put no thought into his outfit? Would you say the same of a well dressed elderly Italian man wearing a carefully tailored suit and handmade leather shoes? I think that the photographs that Scott has shown us over the past couple of days confirms that these men in Morocco have their own sense of style and wit.

      • Martine

        February 9, 2014 at 12:18 am

        Yes, actually. Not that I want to answer for Barbara… But I do think that older people seem more able to put the thought into the purchase of the clothing, and not into the outfit as much. They simply know themselves, and their style so well, that they only have the type of clothing article that works for ALL of their other clothing. I am not saying this as a blanket for all older people, as some are just as experimental as the youngest teenager, BUT on the whole, I think with age your style SETS, for the lack of a better word. Thats why when you see an older well dressed person it almost always has a more natural feel to it, and never costumey. And I think this to be a universal trend regardless nationality.

  6. barbara

    January 30, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    My grandfather used to wear a three-piece suit till the day he died at 93. He wore it with a hat, matching gloves and a walking stick was a part of his daily life. When – after the world war – he was put out of his job as a banker in Budapest he knitted crochet-ties to support his family. Beautiful ties that he wore himself.
    He was a piece of art, just like this man on the picture. Having style is not a question of money.

  7. Katharina

    January 30, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Oh, when I look at these photos I start to miss Morocco. My husband is moroccan and we have spent the most amazing time in Morocco. I love that country. Have you tried chebakia? So delicious!
    Katharina // katinka

  8. Lynn

    January 30, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    This man has great style! I’d love to see the men in my town step out with such panache and grooming.

  9. FripperyVintage

    January 30, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    In a country as beautiful as Morocco how can we expect the locals to be any different!

  10. Amy

    January 30, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    These Moroccan gentlemen are a true inspiration! Also makes me wish more American men cared about fashion.

  11. The Lazy Gent

    January 30, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Really dig the photos from Morocco. So raw. Awesome.

  12. natalie

    January 30, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    He resembles my Cuban grandfather: the djellaba reminds me of the guayaberas he would wear and he was never caught without his hat. Perhaps it’s just that this gentleman’s face resembles abuelo as I remember him. At any rate, I am so glad that you share with us photographs like this one.

  13. irene laura

    January 30, 2014 at 3:41 pm

  14. Costume De Rigueur

    January 30, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    pure style.

    CDR

  15. Judith A. Ross

    January 30, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    You are right, it’s the tiles, not to mention the vibrant colors and those beautiful blues everywhere — it is ingrained!

  16. Stéphanie

    January 30, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Elegance has no borders. Thanks for the inspiration!

  17. Benedicte

    January 30, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    You’re a great photographer ; you really have an Eye.

  18. shalom b.

    January 30, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    that is genius. the mustache ties everything together like an abstract bow.

  19. Josephine Baker

    January 30, 2014 at 5:37 pm

  20. Ali

    January 30, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    I think that some of the comments on the photograph of the Moroccan man dated 28 January 2014 reveal not only patronising preconceptions about people in developing countries, but also an element of ageism.

    If this man and the other Moroccan men photographed on 28 and 29 January 2014 were young, people would not assume that their stylish outfits were accidental.

    Stylish people do not lose their sense of style when they age; it is prejudiced to brush off an older’s person’s choice of clothing and accessories as a fluke.

    Some people may lose interest in fashion as they grow older, but I believe it is generally a result of the youth-obsessed media and a shortage of reasonably-priced, fashionable options for older people.

  21. onbogotástreets

    January 30, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    Love the three gentlemen, Scott. I see what your point is. And I hope all the people who discussed the three photographs understand how the expertise of an ancient culture can be reflected on every single aspect of their daily lives. I’m always with my eyes wide open looking for ways to combine heritage clothing with the new occidental trends. And I especially love the cultural mixture that we found here in Colombia. You should take a look at my blog! http://onbogotastreets.tumblr.com/
    Thank you for such an amazing portrait of the moroccan culture and life!! Maybe you could one day visit my country and shoot a little here and there. ;)

  22. Chahrazad

    January 30, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    Wauw. Beautiful photograph! Its also called a abaya what he is wearing. They most of the time those jellaba’s/abayas of men contain patterns.

    x
    http://www.thecherryfactor.com

  23. Wayde

    January 30, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    Congratulations Scott, this week you’ve managed to open the proverbial “Can of Worms” (don’t think I have seen this many comments on single posts since Hedi Slimane started back at Saint Laurent!). Thank you for these brilliant photographs, I wish viewers would just let themselves be intrigued and inspired by them instead of pondering the wealth status of the subjects or their ability to dress themselves in the morning. I think the photos you have shown up single-handedly prove that Moroccan men indeed have style, it’s possible that people don’t see enough of these people to realise that their style is more than a “Happy Accident”. It is also a strong message to designers and stylists alike that Morocco is a haven for inspiration and experience and I am making plans to take a trip. After seeing these pictures it is clear; the Moroccans are master fashion mixologists!

    • Wayde

      January 31, 2014 at 12:16 am

      Further to my previous comments; take a look at this article. It may change a few views on the validation of Moroccan’s style sense:
      http://honestlywtf.com/mens/louis-philippe-de-gagoue/

      • Katherine

        January 31, 2014 at 12:31 pm

        Wayde, thanks so much for posting that link. Those photos were spectacular .. LOVED seeing them.

  24. Dina Louise

    January 30, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    This is so inspiring and beautiful! Looks to me like he made his choices carefully. Having visual acumen or an artistic eye doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with what we call “fashion”.

  25. Antonio Jose Guzman

    January 30, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    Scott that hat is made in China or what they call now made in PRC, I seen that hat all over the world from Brazilian carnivals, gentlemans in Amsterdam Oost to Bangkok or dakar! Is just amazing how that hat keeps showing all over ! Thanks for the talks this week.

    • Martine

      January 31, 2014 at 12:22 am

      Thats a really interesting hat fact. I can see it fitting perfectly on tons of different people too.

    • Sunny Side

      January 31, 2014 at 4:27 am

      Antonio It’s so amazing what you are saying about that “hat” and how each one in his own creativity and country finds a way to melt with their clothes. I am amazed by the elegance of their two old men, whatever where they find their clothes. Long time ago I remember a Scott’s shot with a trump, in Nyc one old black man with a lot of layers of denim and it was incredible ! Creativity is everywhere and when you have no money you try your best !

  26. milexmilex

    January 30, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Deep soul. Just like me.
    http://milexblog.blogspot.co.uk

  27. Imogen

    January 31, 2014 at 3:09 am

    Brilliant Moroccan photographs. Thank you for listing them. Reading the contributions I think some people really need to get a passport leave their country and see the rest of the World. Open your minds and welcome new experiences. It is a wonderful world out there.

  28. Mustafa K. Ergün

    January 31, 2014 at 3:21 am

    very nice!!

    Best,
    Istanbul Style Report

  29. Piti bags

    January 31, 2014 at 4:10 am

    It´s a great pic, it transmits the culture and essence from Morocco, nice outfit

  30. StreetLounge

    January 31, 2014 at 4:17 am

    Well, that’s a very nice hat! :)

  31. Rakia

    January 31, 2014 at 5:04 am

    The hidden eyes, the pose, the patterns, the colour scheme. Perfection!!!

  32. Denisa

    January 31, 2014 at 6:02 am

    Very nice pic.
    xx
    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

  33. SP

    January 31, 2014 at 6:25 am

    Sart, I love your photos and your wonderful eye. This is a great example. As an unfashionista, I find my enjoyment greatly increased by even a few lines of commentry, as here, explaining what you are seeing in particular. Please write more! But in any case, many thanks for all the pleasure.

  34. Sara

    January 31, 2014 at 6:48 am

    So cool. Like, he absolutely has thought about this. And it’s so cool, I’m gonna go out and make that 3/4 sleeve a trend now! Practical and awesome for layering. There’s some inspiration!

  35. Irene

    January 31, 2014 at 7:29 am

    Gorgeous rich pattern.

    http://www.ireneweekly.com

  36. Stéphanie

    January 31, 2014 at 8:13 am

    over all, I love your moroccan pictures. Men and houses and landscapes. I never bothered to wonder if those men chose their clothes every morning or if they just took what’s there, but you made me reconsider. Every body has the right to express some coquetterie!

  37. jessica

    January 31, 2014 at 8:46 am

    People, all I meant is that deliberate style always looks deliberate. Whether that is something you like or not, is up to you. The clothes in this photo (TO ME) don’t seem deliberate. I never said it doesn’t look good. Most times, the best style choices are just subconsciously made, through learned life experiences and a great collection of pieces acquired over the years that reflect a person’s character.
    By the way, I really like old people and I have nothing against them or their clothing. Damn.

  38. dario fattore

    January 31, 2014 at 8:51 am

    che fantastiche stampe

    last look of fashionweek now up click:
    http://www.whosdaf.com/2014/01/milan-fashion-week-day4-last-one.html

    dario fattore – http://www.whosdaf.com

  39. TTT

    January 31, 2014 at 10:11 am

    You can not beat a good mass debate :) about fashion.
    What is fashion? What is style? What is art? What is beauty?
    Each and everyone of us has our own opinion and that my friends is what makes this beautiful world of our keep spinning.
    As usual Mr Sart some great images that have indeed fed the thoughts of many.
    Ciao
    TTT

  40. uptowngirl

    January 31, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    i’m totally convinced

  41. Anonymous

    January 31, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Looks like to me there was great deliberation in this. When I was a student without much money I delighted in finding just such correlations in my closet. Because I’m white, female and western doesn’t exclude me from being poor.

  42. Ivy

    January 31, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    Skimming through the comments (including those of other pictures taken in Morocco), I have noticed quite a few mentions of “deliberation” or intentionality behind the final result: do these men consciously pair these articles of clothing together for a specific style or effect? But this questioning and emphasis on intentionality confuses me. Perhaps some commenters feel that intentionality lends a kind of agency and creditability (of their fashion sense? style?) to these individuals. Yet, I think that often the best fashion is about lack of consciousness or deliberation. That we strive for a kind of effortlessness in our dress, an effortlessness that (in a sense) is the ultimate form of “fashion”, because it signifies that “style” has seeped into our very way of living and being? If so, wouldn’t these men be the epitome of what we seek?

  43. mareme

    February 1, 2014 at 11:08 am

    mon grand-père, algérien, s’est toujours habillé en fripes. Il allait souvent au marché ou dans des vestiaires (emmaüs) et prenait un réel plaisir à s’habiller. La coquetterie n’est pas affaire réservée à ceux qui en ont le temps et les moyens. Il a toujours été très classe, il avait une penderie plus fournie que celle de ma grand_mère!
    il est parti et j’en garde le souvenir d’un homme élégant, qui aimait séduire.
    Je pense que c’est à cause de lui si j’aime observer les vieux monsieur dans les marchés, à la terrasse des cafés… Que ce soit dans leur costume traditionnel ou en costume”3 pièces” comme ils aiment le préciser. Jeunes, ils ont peut-être , comme mon grand-père, admiré les acteurs hollywodiens et leur style. ça leur est resté, ça fait partie de leur masculinité, c’est une part de leur virilité: être élégant c’est être digne être digne , c’est être un homme.

    Ados on piquait les vestes de mon grand-père: des fripes , oui, mais dans des motifs superbes et très bien taillés, les chemises aussi et les sacs (aux imprimés graphiques). Le vieillard au sac jaune que tu as pris en photo au Maroc, il me rappelle vraiment mon grand-père.

  44. Linda

    February 2, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Wow…what a wonderful week of vibrant discussion (and colours)! Maybe we can now settle down, all wiser and more thoughtfull, and enjoy Scott’s images with a renewed edge of interest. And Scott, you now have a fabulous insight into many of your followers. Keep up the great work, and remember that a picture really does speak a thousand words. Ciao, Linda. xx

  45. gabi

    February 4, 2014 at 7:19 am

    amazing photo…deep…

  46. Susana

    February 4, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Nice pictures in Morocco. It seems to me that this man has thousand stories to tell.

    Kisses from http://www.zapatos-de-moda.es

  47. KOLOKILI

    February 4, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Ahah much better than many hipsters hanging around Colette store saturday afternoons.

  48. Elizabeth

    February 24, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    Great photos of these guys in Morocco….but I’m intrigued about how you manage to take them without offending. Do you have to ask before taking them? I must admit I have never been able to do it. I always feel that it is too intrusive. I imagine how I would feel if someone just started taking photos of me while I was going about my daily business. I also believe that these Moroccans are not thinking about their style when they get dressed in the morning. They have other more important issues on their minds. He’s probably had these clothes for many many years and just happens to feel comfortable in them. When I am in Morocco…I often see people sleeping in the clothes they have been wearing all day…no matter what their style is…men and women.

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