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January 28, 2010 at 3:21 pm
Wa! Like an awesomr 19th century painting. For some reason he reminds me of a far more stylish "american gothic"
Angeles Almuna Design
January 28, 2010 at 3:23 pm
What a fantastic character! he looks ready for the next film in his life……Kisses
January 28, 2010 at 3:25 pm
Excuuuuuse me? What did you say?
This guy is it!
like the stripes. very classy.
January 28, 2010 at 3:26 pm
Almost Don Quixote! The beard is perfect, that raised eyebrow, and the hat is just the right barber's basin shape, but felt rather than metal. How cool.
January 28, 2010 at 3:27 pm
FanTASTIC. The hat, the scarf, the gaze, the beard, the stripes. Every inch an original.
(btw, I love this blog, but the parade of American Apparel nubiles that appear to the left of your photographs is annoying)
Is this supposed to be a parody of a Hasid, just like that scene in Annie Hall, where Alvy Singer meets the Hall family goyim?
Elliot - BW
January 28, 2010 at 3:29 pm
My word! It's Sigmund Freud!But sexy. Which I'm sure he'd have a few things to say about…
January 28, 2010 at 3:30 pm
any guesses as to what material that scarf is made of?
January 28, 2010 at 3:45 pm
At first when I looked at this guy I noticed his beard and thought "old man", but he appears to have very few wrinkles so perhaps he is actually not very old at all? Great portrait.
Coco and Zaahb
His suit is great… loving his hat more tho
The raised eyebrow is amazing, wish I could pull that off and still manage to look dignified.
This is GREAT. It looks like a painting. The hat the way the pocket square is hanging over the pocket, and most of all the expression! Love it.
January 28, 2010 at 3:48 pm
looks like an actor! love the glimpse in his eye…
January 28, 2010 at 3:49 pm
He definitely looks like a character, those eyes tell a whole story! His suit is very elegant and crisp.
What a fantastic face!!!!
for more inspirational fashion images
January 28, 2010 at 3:51 pm
love the navy and creme!
January 28, 2010 at 3:53 pm
with a beard like that
I don't care what you are wearing
No wrong can be done
though he is eerily clean
January 28, 2010 at 3:55 pm
Hummm "El Quijote" !
January 28, 2010 at 3:58 pm
One of my absolute favorites yet! everything is so great – the hat, the beard, the quizzical eyes, the subtle 'beauty spot', the color.
So much to look at here!
January 28, 2010 at 3:59 pm
"I'm on to you, blogger boy" he says.
January 28, 2010 at 4:00 pm
And not a collared shirt in sight… interesting
the F word
January 28, 2010 at 4:02 pm
this is what i imagine god to look like !
i love his jacket its beautiful
I love this guy´s style, except for the weird facial expression, wonderful scarf!
Another great shot. I cannot help but define this character by the flaccid handkerchief in his top pocket and the bite-marks in his hat. A frisson of sexual tension, methinks.
January 28, 2010 at 4:03 pm
the things that separate one man's style from another can be simple but have drastic effects. take away the hat, beard and the drooping pocket square and i could see myself in this outfit. however adding these simple elements completely transforms the look and makes it personal to him and no one else.
January 28, 2010 at 4:05 pm
he looks straight from a novel! so distinguishable
January 28, 2010 at 4:06 pm
this man's face is wonderful
January 28, 2010 at 4:08 pm
preparing the lather for that much needed shave ….
January 28, 2010 at 4:09 pm
Costume National meets the Amish – I love this! GR8 shot!
January 28, 2010 at 4:13 pm
I like it from the neck down, but from the neck up, I don't get it. Did somebody bite his hat?
The droopy pocket square and bite marks(?) on his hat define this picture just as much as his definitive beard! His look almost dares you to question his unique style.
January 28, 2010 at 4:14 pm
whaaa! this guy is the coolest ever, i love his expression, the hat, the colours and of course the beard..
January 28, 2010 at 4:15 pm
Looks like a little mouse has nibbled at the end of the hat there on the right side. It makes it look like there's a story behind it.Love it.
January 28, 2010 at 4:17 pm
Are those tooth marks?!?
who took a bite of his hat?
January 28, 2010 at 4:18 pm
Haha now THAT is inspirational, that will be me in 20 years, once my beard goes white! I love the simple t-shirt under all that splendor, there is balance and humility in it. Combined with his wonderful expression, you can see that he is laughing at himself too.
Leviticus 19:32Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honour the face of the old man, and fear thy God.
January 28, 2010 at 4:19 pm
pocket square and color combo
January 28, 2010 at 4:22 pm
January 28, 2010 at 4:28 pm
You've captured him. I could write an entire book about this photo. Absolutely amazing. And his hat! It looks like something nibbled at the brim. I want to see more…this is so great. His skin is very young-looking. His beard must be dyed. Not that a dyed beard makes any less an impact on me. On the contrary, he seems more fascinating considering it to be true. Cheers!
January 28, 2010 at 4:33 pm
When I saw this I saw Salvador Dali…something in the eyes/angle of the shot?
January 28, 2010 at 4:36 pm
That is an amazing portrait.
I like where you are going at the moment, with the portraits. They capture so much about a person, and their style.
Coco CHANEL 's CHILD
January 28, 2010 at 4:38 pm
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January 28, 2010 at 4:39 pm
What character!Beyond fashion photography. Well done!
January 28, 2010 at 4:42 pm
The portrait of a true original…the beard, the nibbled hat, the silk scarf I love. The rest seems overcalculated. With an expression like this, you expect him to be dressed in a way that says "who cares?"
January 28, 2010 at 4:46 pm
the more i look at the pic and the details of his attire and the pic… the more i like it..
SFMOMA worth pic…
January 28, 2010 at 4:47 pm
I want to marry this man
and stroke his beard.
I particularly like his handkerchief folded to perfection. His hat too..very chic meets amish country.
As for the look you photographed, Scott, I love it. The post of lifting an eyebrown fits this man's personality..at least as far as I can tell. Makes me laugh.
January 28, 2010 at 4:49 pm
Wow. Looks like a friend of Jesse James. Wonderful!
January 28, 2010 at 4:55 pm
I have never seen that texture on this fabric (and I work in fashion.. lol), He has lots of elegance.
January 28, 2010 at 5:09 pm
I like his beard.
January 28, 2010 at 5:19 pm
another face surrounded by fur?
January 28, 2010 at 5:22 pm
January 28, 2010 at 5:32 pm
He definitely fits the part. He looks like a hilarious person…love the coat and hat.
January 28, 2010 at 5:36 pm
Wow! Superb portrait. I am excited about this new direction that you are taking.
January 28, 2010 at 5:53 pm
I'm loving your renewed interest in portraits, though many if not most of your best are portraits if not in the strictest sense. Keep them coming!
January 28, 2010 at 6:10 pm
ha, very intense!
January 28, 2010 at 6:17 pm
I think I'll call him Jedidiah…love the outfit and the facial expression~ "Whadda ya want?"
You could write a whole story just from this one simple picture…AWESOME!
I really don't like this at all.
January 28, 2010 at 6:19 pm
January 28, 2010 at 6:22 pm
Too contrived! I feel as if I'm looking at a character from central casting, not a man.
January 28, 2010 at 6:35 pm
I Love the combo of the vest, blazer, scarf and hat. So stylish and effortless!
January 28, 2010 at 6:40 pm
I can't get my head around this look at all, but the proportion of the single visible dark waistcoat button exposed over the striped jacket is perfect.
If you turn this photo upside-down (an old Joel Meyerowitz trick), the waistcoat button is the absolute anchor of this image / look.
I would love to see this guy in 10 outfits & understand how he works each look.
I love the grand mixture of texture, both human and textile.
January 28, 2010 at 6:42 pm
January 28, 2010 at 6:58 pm
looks like a slight exposure problem there, though. No bracketing?
January 28, 2010 at 7:06 pm
the man of course, and the photo (also of course).
i too, am excited to see where this strain of more "conventional" (and yet not) portraits goes… well done, as usual. :)
January 28, 2010 at 7:08 pm
Scott, You've done it again – fantastic shot !
January 28, 2010 at 7:21 pm
Now THAT is a portrait! But the professor from 'Back to the Future' popped into my head!
aside to WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot: I'm in COMPLETE agreement!
January 28, 2010 at 7:54 pm
… Its like he know something we don't..
(what is that detail on the side of his hat? Bite marks?)
January 28, 2010 at 8:11 pm
lovinnn the stripes
January 28, 2010 at 8:38 pm
that beautiful white scarf around his neck and tucked into his vest absolutely makes this whole man's image work for me.-j
Kiss Me Cruz
January 28, 2010 at 8:41 pm
I love the contrast between his crisp whits beard, and the striped tailored jacket; effortlessly sartorial.
January 28, 2010 at 8:44 pm
The details on this man are amazing. His thick white beard adds a lot of wisdom while his dark eyebrows and playful expression add a dash of youthfulness that truly brings out a unique character. I love how his pocket square is limply draping as if it were just overly used and watered down.
January 28, 2010 at 8:47 pm
I love it.
Look at the notches on his hat. So great
January 28, 2010 at 9:01 pm
What a fabulous suit/jacket — love the colors and accessorizing. Great texture, great hat. Thanks for all your wonderful shots — very inspiring. I'm learning more about color and thinking more about it just from looking at your photos.
January 28, 2010 at 9:04 pm
That's so comical. HE'S rad.
January 28, 2010 at 9:16 pm
Wonderful face and expression. You really captured who he is.
The creamy white scarf, brown hat, blue pinstripes…not many people can pull this look off. But he really does!
January 28, 2010 at 9:58 pm
wonderful is the only word that's perfect for describing this shot. i really enjoy seeing every single details!
January 28, 2010 at 10:11 pm
I've never felt the need to comment on your site, All your photos are great. BUT THIS MAN IS BRILLIANT!http://nowhereyeah.blogspot.com/
Indie Mom and the Reluctant Banker
January 28, 2010 at 10:53 pm
I love how the clothes matches his beard.
January 28, 2010 at 10:59 pm
I love the nicks on his hat and his droopy pocket square!
January 28, 2010 at 11:25 pm
He looks like the actor Jonathan Pryce in the film, Carrington, except the beard is a different colour.
January 28, 2010 at 11:33 pm
I think that the expression in the face is what makes this picture so great!
Love the eyebrow, and the hat!
January 28, 2010 at 11:34 pm
cool-looking guy and a GREAT portrait.
…but that has got to be the saddest little pocket puff i have ever seen.
January 28, 2010 at 11:35 pm
January 28, 2010 at 11:36 pm
I think you made him mad!
January 29, 2010 at 12:58 am
i love stiped blazers, they can look sliming
January 29, 2010 at 1:09 am
I love this photo you really feel the texture in everything :)
January 29, 2010 at 1:28 am
January 29, 2010 at 2:10 am
Interesting man! Awesome picture!
January 29, 2010 at 2:48 am
Brilliant character and sartorial choices. The lighting is interesting – how drastically would the interpretation of the subject's expression change if he were to be cast in dramatic shadows?
January 29, 2010 at 2:58 am
A modern Don Qixote!!!!!!!!!!!!
January 29, 2010 at 3:03 am
Es un Quijote!
January 29, 2010 at 3:13 am
Wow, very original style!
January 29, 2010 at 3:18 am
it's wolderful! again, great details can make an entire outfit… just look at the way his pocket square is arranged and how his hat has several mouse bites on the side. glorious!
January 29, 2010 at 4:32 am
January 29, 2010 at 4:51 am
When it comes to photography, I love portraits. So I look forward to seeing more of the new direction of your work.I really like the expression of this gentleman's face & the beard.
January 29, 2010 at 5:01 am
WHAT AN AMAZING PORTRAIT!!!Chapeu bas – Mr. Schuman
The way you captured him makes me think that Annie Leibovitz will be proud of this photo…
so reach in interpretations face of this character!!!
many thanks & luv & respect
January 29, 2010 at 5:02 am
January 29, 2010 at 5:39 am
really good photos! what kind of camera do you use?
January 29, 2010 at 5:46 am
Very fascinating portrait! He reminds me of an impressionist painter like Claude Monet in his later years. I'd love to know if he has a paint brush and an art palette in his hands. On the other hand, his whole attitude gives the impression that he is painted himself right at the moment. This foto is picture-perfect!
January 29, 2010 at 6:03 am
January 29, 2010 at 6:06 am
trendy Don Quixote!
January 29, 2010 at 6:29 am
The black head is very nice. It seem like a magician. Very cool for old man like him!
January 29, 2010 at 7:58 am
I love his pocket square. Like it's depressed and floppy.
January 29, 2010 at 8:08 am
I feel like this is Justin Theroux in disguise. I don't like the stripes on the jacket though. It looks like something H&M would have put out in 2003.
January 29, 2010 at 8:32 am
January 29, 2010 at 9:33 am
Excellent Count Olaf from Lemony Snicket! Especially the bitten hat!
I 'm loving the portraits and appreciate the Sargent reference. It's really too bad that some of your readers/followers/fans don't understand that a documentary photographer can also be an artist! But that is their shortcoming and not yours! Alas, there will always be some who just don't get it.
Also–and speaking of not getting it–the awful American Apparel ads are a real bummer. I loathe them.
January 29, 2010 at 9:45 am
Why is it that I never run into people like this? I look and look. Time to move from Chicago! love the worn out hat!
"Take one more bite out of my hat and I will swat you with my limp hanky!"
January 29, 2010 at 9:55 am
Funny pic! he reminds me of an old man from the 19th!! :)
January 29, 2010 at 10:24 am
Costume in the title seems very appropriate.
what dia like
January 29, 2010 at 10:26 am
January 29, 2010 at 10:27 am
Nice! Sergio Leone meets Virginia Woolf… interesting shot, beautiful clothes.
January 29, 2010 at 10:29 am
One of my favorite portrait shots you've taken. This is the equivalent of one of those great 16th century portrait paintings.
January 29, 2010 at 10:42 am
Pino Pipoli!!!!!!!!!! great artist!! everytime I see him there's something new and interesting!!
January 29, 2010 at 10:45 am
hat+face+suit= perfect balancehave you ever thought of shooting some some of the Congolese Sapeurs of Belgium and France?
January 29, 2010 at 10:53 am
He looks almost amish/western man! haha! But this is my first visit to you blog and I love it!
January 29, 2010 at 11:01 am
January 29, 2010 at 11:29 am
I love him. No, really. I love him.
January 29, 2010 at 11:33 am
The new style of portraits are interesting. Nice artistic shots.
January 29, 2010 at 12:24 pm
What a fabulous photo!!!
January 29, 2010 at 1:43 pm
Favorite part of this pic – the little missing pieces from the brim of his hat. Adds authenticity. Very nice.
January 29, 2010 at 2:33 pm
GENIUS! This is definitely one of the most amazing portraits you've posted on here. Love the weathered (looks like a bite mark??) on the brim of the hat. This is too perfect.
January 29, 2010 at 3:35 pm
i adore this photo! i think it's his raised eyebrow that perfects it! and his hat…
oh and the beard haha!beautiful photograph!
January 29, 2010 at 4:03 pm
Crazy! He looks like he just step out of a painting!
January 29, 2010 at 5:14 pm
excellent. look at that 'bite' on his hat. the pocket square is displayed interesting and the tucked in scarf is superb. this is why i take the time out to visit.
January 29, 2010 at 5:39 pm
January 29, 2010 at 6:56 pm
I agree, he looks like the perfect subject for a rich oil painting. He also looks familiar–is it Mick Fleetwood (drummer, Fleetwood Mac)? Mick's a fairly snazzy dresser, and often raises eyebrows (his and those of others). Love the portrait series.
January 29, 2010 at 7:17 pm
He looks like Walt Whitman channeling Salvador Dali. Excellent!
January 29, 2010 at 8:05 pm
I bit the side of his hat.
January 29, 2010 at 8:21 pm
Fashion is definitely Subjective!
January 29, 2010 at 8:28 pm
WOW–please keep these coming. I am still interested in street photos and interesting people more than fashion editors…. awesome–thanks!
January 29, 2010 at 11:48 pm
Amazing! He not only has character in his clothes but personality too! Love your blog, keep up the good photos!
January 30, 2010 at 12:44 am
Absolutely great portrait!
January 30, 2010 at 3:38 am
pinstriped = alter ego of subtle chic
January 30, 2010 at 5:04 am
I just wanted to say everything about this makes me so happy! Such a wonderful aesthetic is being displayed from the expression to the outfit to the wonderful photography
January 30, 2010 at 5:25 am
Really can't make up my mind about this guy! Something about the beard/hat combo especially. I like the elements, but the whole combination, I'm really not sure.
Tea with Edith
January 30, 2010 at 7:10 am
His beard add pureness to his look. I love his striped jacket.
January 30, 2010 at 8:05 am
Walt Whitman in Italian menswear…my new wallpaper.
January 30, 2010 at 8:52 am
wow!!! amzing…great blog..
January 30, 2010 at 10:16 am
love the expression, the bitten hat and the grey beard!! i love charaters!! so much fun to play one too..
check out my blog toohttp://donotshoeme.blogspot.com
January 30, 2010 at 10:48 pm
Brilliant. Enough said.
January 31, 2010 at 12:11 am
Did someone take a bite out of his hat's brim?
January 31, 2010 at 12:51 am
[sigh and swoon]
Sir, you could give me the incredulous eye any day!
And I'd even let you get all puritanical on my _ss too.
[smiling and naughtily]
January 31, 2010 at 11:03 am
January 31, 2010 at 2:42 pm
Did someone take a bite out of his hat or is that my imagination. Cool guy, great photo.
January 31, 2010 at 3:00 pm
this man is one the guy behind an amazing magazine, new gentlemen's club. http://newgentlemensclub.net/
The Hype Around...
January 31, 2010 at 5:23 pm
He looks like Walt whitman
January 31, 2010 at 7:42 pm
I knew I should have bought that hat!
January 31, 2010 at 9:13 pm
do you sell prints? cause i would like this!
January 31, 2010 at 10:27 pm
i wish i knew him!
February 1, 2010 at 5:30 am
This is one of your best yet! So beautiful.
February 1, 2010 at 7:07 am
Yes, he is younger than you think. But this irritation and his intense and scrutinizing glance make it – except the wonderful style.
February 1, 2010 at 10:06 am
Sart, I'm loving this series of portraiture, they each have such a painterly feeling about them. There is such range of emotion and really rather telling personalities revealed.
Can't wait for the next one.
A La Mode
February 1, 2010 at 4:07 pm
February 1, 2010 at 6:49 pm
am i the only one who thinks this is actually Marc Jacobs?
February 2, 2010 at 11:08 am
I was sure…he is the same guy!!!
February 2, 2010 at 11:33 am
YES..All around brilliance. The photograph, the facial gestures, the hat, scarf, crew neck, vest and jacket…The folded over pocket square is genius
February 2, 2010 at 11:33 pm
Everything i perfect, the vest matching the handkerchief, the droopy handkerchief, the bite marks in the hat. Pure stease!
February 3, 2010 at 4:16 am
Im not sure what age he's living in but its working. The raised eyebrow and the bitten hat. An interesting man.
February 4, 2010 at 2:44 pm
are those bite marks on the edge of his hat? brilliant.
February 5, 2010 at 1:24 pm
Incredible personal style to the nth degree. Really like the t-shirt under the suit and the hat (did I say I love hats?).
February 6, 2010 at 5:42 pm
this is so fantastic. quite the character.
February 7, 2010 at 3:09 am
Gah! I think that tanish collar of his [or whatever you call it] is amazing. I like that better than a tie.
I know, dumb ?, but anyone know how achieve that? I am having a wedding this year and I would love my fiance to wear his suit like that instead of using a tie.
February 8, 2010 at 3:02 am
absolutely brilliant snap.
February 8, 2010 at 10:29 pm
no offense to daniel day lewis by any means, but 'there will be blood' was meant for this gentleman.
February 13, 2010 at 8:40 pm
I saved this page & just had to come back and look at this photograph. Love the colors.
February 22, 2010 at 7:27 am
I enjoy the flaccid pocket square
March 3, 2010 at 8:28 am
Incroyable!son regard, sa barbe, son chapeau, son costume…Just a great inspiring picture
August 3, 2010 at 9:39 am
And his hat which has been a bit eaten lol! funny
August 16, 2012 at 1:58 am
Several years on, this is still my all time favourite portrait of anyone, ever. The whole of it is a whirl of mystery and intrigue and style.
September 12, 2012 at 4:53 pm
What a wonderful portrait !
Love the suit, and the hat, for some strange reason, works perfectly…..and i love its colour
His beard and expression are priceless and totally make this a winning shot !