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September 28, 2009 at 8:10 am
I love his hairstyle and glasses. He really looks like a gentleman, so relaxed and interesting!
September 28, 2009 at 8:22 am
indeed, he looks like a gentleman, and I like the detail of the little chain…….
but is really a sunday ride and nothing else? I mean, maybe he has a rendez-vous or something no?
September 28, 2009 at 8:23 am
i love it how the italian men are just as attentive to their image and style as the women. a true italian man. reminds me of my grandfather.
un vero uomo italiano.
September 28, 2009 at 8:26 am
Great photo, Scott. And even better story!
September 28, 2009 at 8:30 am
I love this sort of stories! More stories, more photographs of mr. Alborghetti!
September 28, 2009 at 8:31 am
the best way to ride a bike
September 28, 2009 at 8:35 am
I am so proud of my compatriots. Nothing but praise and admiration from all. I am glad that you are being welcomed by Italians, Scott, and that they are appreciative of someone that obviously admires the Italian way of life.
I love those tassels and have several pairs of such shoes. I do hope that in 25 or so years I will be as elegant and carefree as the gentleman, with a cigar between my teeth and winking at all the ladies on my Sunday bicycle ride.
September 28, 2009 at 8:39 am
what a great story! thanks for sharing!
Bibi in wonderland
September 28, 2009 at 8:42 am
LOVE LOVE LOVE your portraits of people riding bikes :)
September 28, 2009 at 8:44 am
Amazing picture, glad you came across him again!
September 28, 2009 at 8:45 am
Gorgeous colors, I love the jacket :)
September 28, 2009 at 8:51 am
that is too funny……but then again, he must obviously see equal importance in your work – as do I.He is quite elegant this gentleman; love the khaki and blue
A typical distinguished European gentleman. The kind of person you would like to sit down and have an espresso with.
September 28, 2009 at 8:52 am
Very elegant style, I love navy blue blazer
September 28, 2009 at 8:55 am
I hope this is my future.
September 28, 2009 at 8:56 am
I love the fact that you keep finding stylish older men, but I would like to see more older women too.
I don't know if they are just harder to find, but seeing them is inspiring and an example on how to grow old with great style.
September 28, 2009 at 9:03 am
I also like his style very much. Blue really is a classic colour. Combined with that old-fashioned bike (look at that large bicyle bell) it looks great. Great article by the way it really shows that Milan indeed is the city of people that like fashion. By the way the gentleman looks like the actor playing in The Saint (the movie).
September 28, 2009 at 9:07 am
He looks very classy!
September 28, 2009 at 9:10 am
I sometimes wish I were a man to be able to gorw such a perfect white beard some day …
September 28, 2009 at 9:11 am
Cool and relaxed blue¡¡¡Old beauty is perfect¡¡¡Kisses from SpainDELIA
September 28, 2009 at 9:14 am
Beautiful man, elegant, cool and he's got something in the eyes…malicious ? Beautiful light…La Dolce Vita !Merci monsieur Schuman !Rose
September 28, 2009 at 9:22 am
perfect khakis and shoe combo
September 28, 2009 at 9:24 am
I especially like his vivid blue jacket. Also that his socks and shoes are in the same hue, or is he barefoot?
September 28, 2009 at 9:26 am
what did he mean by "cunningham"??
He looks fantastic! this outfit can suit anyone of any age… timeless!
Great blue shades..besides, this is done…I purchased your book at Colette…
Many friends of mine ignoring your work (yeah some people still do not know you…it is a shame, I know ^^) found it amazing…
September 28, 2009 at 9:28 am
Blue and tan seem a popular colour for men lately, I adore his beard and mustache!Pearl
September 28, 2009 at 9:31 am
I want this outfit. That is amazing. So simple and so elegant. Classic but still forward. It's a blue blazer but it's not "really" a blue blazer, if that makes any sense. This is just great. His hair style and color really pull everything together.
September 28, 2009 at 9:36 am
just perfect!he looks like a gentleman!love it!
September 28, 2009 at 9:47 am
Great beard and mustache. Adds a lot of character.
September 28, 2009 at 9:48 am
Personally I can't not wear socks without destroying my shoes with funky odors. I'm Italian, but I don't know how these Milanese do it. You should do a post/poll about how to avoid foot odor when going commando with shoes. Great photo!
Oh, he's just brilliant. That's what my husband shall (one day) look like. I'm determined.
September 28, 2009 at 9:51 am
a great story of coincidence with this rather dapper gentleman! (love the book btw)
September 28, 2009 at 10:02 am
I'm not surprised with your keen eye that you conected with him again! What a prize subject you have found!!!
September 28, 2009 at 10:04 am
September 28, 2009 at 10:12 am
He is a gentleman =) I thought I recognized him!
September 28, 2009 at 10:15 am
This is a stylish Italian man, and it's interesting that many of his pieces are American trad/ivy: the tassel loafers, the 3/2 roll of his jacket, the tapered khakis. Very well done.
September 28, 2009 at 10:17 am
This is a stylish Italian man, and many of his pieces are classic American trad/ivy: the tassel loafers, 3/2 roll of his jacket, the tapered khakis. Very well done.
September 28, 2009 at 10:28 am
I am amazed noone knows Bill Cunningham, the original street fashion photograher of NYT
nice story, Scott
Catherine Blair Pfander
September 28, 2009 at 10:37 am
The moustache and pipe really bring this one home!
September 28, 2009 at 10:55 am
I enjoyed the story; it makes me fall in love with your life a little bit more
September 28, 2009 at 11:05 am
thanks for the story. great! he's another beautiful well put together italian man.
September 28, 2009 at 11:32 am
I love the way this guy combines a classical look with a modern fit!
September 28, 2009 at 11:34 am
LOVIN IT! HE´S SO GREAT!
mr. alborghetti is a style inspiration for me! impecable.
September 28, 2009 at 11:35 am
James Louis-try Dr. Scholl's inserts…… Cool looking guy!
September 28, 2009 at 11:45 am
Don't sweat it; there's only one Scott Schuman!
September 28, 2009 at 11:56 am
were i a man, i would look like this in about 45 years.or so says my friend.i desperately want to meet him.
Hadley Gets Crafty
September 28, 2009 at 12:09 pm
There aren't words… Just stellar.
September 28, 2009 at 12:13 pm
that's Bill Cunningham, street fashion photographer for The NY Times for many years
September 28, 2009 at 12:21 pm
He is beautiful.Great story…funny about the Bill Cunningham comment :)
September 28, 2009 at 12:30 pm
Sooo Milanese… Perfect style. And the bike just fits perfectly, it is a sort of accessory, isn't it? I'm so glad you like Italy. Have you ever been in Turin? It's also great city for fashion, although we're more common. Creativity is from Milan.
September 28, 2009 at 12:32 pm
What a cool story! He looks like a kind man…
September 28, 2009 at 12:47 pm
I wear blue and tan like this a lot. I even do the big-blue-stripe and khakis. Unfortunately I can't match that fantastic beard.
September 28, 2009 at 1:18 pm
Oh how I love Milano.
September 28, 2009 at 1:42 pm
What a gorgeous man!
September 28, 2009 at 2:42 pm
I remember the previous photo of Signor Alberghetti; a true gentleman, his clothes merely enhance what I'm guessing is a very pleasant and interesting personality. What's more he looks like Giuseppe Verdi; perhaps you took this picture near La Scala?
September 28, 2009 at 2:48 pm
He is my neighbor! I am so amazed that he is ALWAYS so elegant, i never saw him going out without his bike or dressed careless! Incredible gentleman really!
September 28, 2009 at 3:00 pm
Some looks just don't go out of style…
September 28, 2009 at 3:02 pm
This gentleman is stunning!My favorite photo lately!
September 28, 2009 at 3:35 pm
So funny, where are the no-socks-complaints now?
September 28, 2009 at 4:15 pm
He's beautiful. Love the outfit ;)
September 28, 2009 at 4:24 pm
Ah, beautiful, class.
September 28, 2009 at 4:38 pm
I wish to one day look like that… I don't know how to ride a bike but I will try to look just like this when walking…
September 28, 2009 at 6:14 pm
Now this is an elegant and stylish man.I.m so glad he's wearing some kind of socks and has not the pants rolled up.
September 28, 2009 at 6:46 pm
Thank you so much for this picture! You have just reminded me of beautif sunday bike rides with my dad. He used to dress up just like this gentleman making those rides a very picturesque memory indeed!
September 28, 2009 at 6:53 pm
Perfect with socks and Algibeira(the whatchin his pocket,i love details…he is just:"so nice to see"…
Forest City Fashionista
September 28, 2009 at 7:43 pm
He looks so put-together and elegant; even his beard is carefully groomed. I don't usually go for older men, but he would definitely turn my head!
September 28, 2009 at 8:24 pm
one of my favourites already– i love the blue and caramel combination as well as the cigar and neatly trimmed beard. i always love your bicycle shots as cyclists in sydney are never well dress and usually always in spandex and a helmet & are always in the way on the road…these bicycle riders stop traffic for the right reasons.
September 28, 2009 at 9:07 pm
What shade of blue would this be considered so i can find it in a suit! Thanks.
September 28, 2009 at 10:30 pm
Wonderful story, well-told. Milano for me in 2010!
September 28, 2009 at 10:39 pm
What a lovely story, he does appear like one who holds himself wonderfully. Nice, Scott!
September 28, 2009 at 10:55 pm
September 28, 2009 at 11:04 pm
he's so sexy!!!!!
September 29, 2009 at 3:02 am
Wow! A star is born!
September 29, 2009 at 3:10 am
Wonderful photo and a very elegant gentleman. Of course, only in Italy do people smoke whilst riding a bicycle! :-)
September 29, 2009 at 8:00 am
I don't know why some readers are of the opinion that all under the sun should know who Bill Cunningham is. Mr Cunningham photographs for the NYT, if I'm to understand correctly. I have never seen a copy of the NYT. I have never seen his work. I have never been to America.
Having a photo plastered on a newspaper, or a fashion magazine, for that matter, limits circulation of that photograph. Stamp your photograph on the net and it's worldwide hence the reason I know who the Sartorialist as opposed to Mr Cunningham.
Goddamn, I had to google Mr Cunningham and I still can't see the resemblance between Mr Cunningham of NYT and the gent on the bike with cigar.
Teresa @ good-grace
September 29, 2009 at 11:00 am
oh gosh!! Love this story of serendipity… and the gentleman is insanely handsome. (I've always had "a thing" for older men…) Good for you for tracking him down through the traffic!!
September 29, 2009 at 11:29 am
Great story…I love these photos where the person has so much character and personality.
September 29, 2009 at 11:35 am
He's got it going on! I can only hope to be so stylish when I get to be however old he is.
September 29, 2009 at 11:38 am
This may be my favorite picture ever featured on this blog. Not only are you showcaseing a stylish outfit, but you seemingly captured something about his personality (of course, I say this without knowning him)all wrapped up in an artfully framed photgraph. Bravo!
September 29, 2009 at 3:01 pm
In the picture of this quintessential gentleman, You just cast the exact point of what it's all about: style with no apparent effort. He's civilized in a natural way. I will print the picture and hang it on my closet to keep that point in mind.
September 29, 2009 at 4:28 pm
The spectacles and beard are masterful. Perhaps even more intriguing are the wallet chain and bicycle. Genius!!!
September 29, 2009 at 4:29 pm
Or is it a pocket watch?
September 29, 2009 at 5:35 pm
September 29, 2009 at 7:37 pm
he really pulls off that white hair. the blazer is so bright, but he tones it down with the rest of the outfit.work it, mr. man.
September 29, 2009 at 7:53 pm
I came across him a couple of times at supermarket. If my memory is right, it was Pam.
September 29, 2009 at 9:15 pm
he's so distinguished, yet riding a bike seems like such a peasant thing to do!
September 29, 2009 at 10:18 pm
Ah, quelles couleurs! Quelle moustache!
September 29, 2009 at 10:35 pm
now that's a nice 'intelectuale borghese', if that is how you write it, anyways he is probably a good cook too….L'uomo perfetto…
September 29, 2009 at 11:24 pm
Oh what a handsome man! His silver hair, blue blazer (could we describe it as French Navy blue perhaps?) his beard trimmed so beautifully to suit the shape of his face, his trim and healthy figure from cycling everywhere!
It has been a delight to be introduced to this stylish gentleman. Thank you for sharing, Sart.
September 30, 2009 at 12:29 am
That is a laugh-out-loud wonderful story, Bill, er, Scott!
September 30, 2009 at 12:41 am
i want to have a grandpa as awesome as this man.
Fredde Cooney Ahlstrom
September 30, 2009 at 9:51 am
Sunday Feb 25 -07 On the Street – Corso Magenta, Milan:
"There is just something about these Milanese gentleman and their bikes that brings the Sartorialist out in them.
The whole Gentleman Farmer look is fantastic.
The beautiful honey colored gloves really finish off the look perfectly"http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_qjpwnPW4c1o/ReFsRadWuII/AAAAAAAAATs/Dv1TtQYDlrA/s1600-h/BikeMagenta.jpg
September 30, 2009 at 4:13 pm
If I had a printer I would not be typing this comment and this picture would already be up on my wall. The least I can do for now is save it for future reference!
Honestly, one of my favourite photos of yours. The whole look is so relaxed yet perfect. My only hope is that my beard turns as beautifully white as his and that I will be bold enough at his age to have the second button of my shirt undone!
September 30, 2009 at 7:15 pm
In this man I recognize all the "Italian style". Is the first time I think about it…a blue jacket,light trousers,mocassins:so easy,so elegant!I'm proud.sorry for my english…I'm Italian!
October 1, 2009 at 11:44 am
I love that blue color with brown. I think it is such a good look for fall.
October 1, 2009 at 11:51 am
ooooh…and favorite #2eeek. lots of comments on my part <>
October 1, 2009 at 5:55 pm
I love the one in Central Park! Great Pictures!
October 2, 2009 at 6:09 pm
Splendid. A lesson in simplicity, colour coordination and detail. More photos like these please.
October 4, 2009 at 5:54 pm
He is so put together, that I actually had a sensation of jealousy when I saw this picture…
October 11, 2009 at 3:48 am
as like my grandpa.
October 19, 2009 at 11:31 am
So handsome and sharp, but with a very distinctive look overall–Milanese perfection!
December 9, 2009 at 10:44 am
For me, it all would be ordinary without the beautiful facial hair….
February 25, 2010 at 12:44 pm
In Bill Cunningham's wiki photo he looks way old. In your wiki photo, you look way hot. Obviously Mr. Alborghetti does not have internet access.
March 8, 2010 at 12:56 am
Great info, i glad to see this blog, such an informative article, Thanks for share this.
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August 22, 2010 at 6:49 pm
I do hope that in 25 or so years I will be as elegant and carefree as the gentleman, with a cigar between my teeth and winking at all the ladies on my Sunday bicycle ride.
October 1, 2010 at 4:50 pm
Wow, this is a really leading actor on your blog. I totally love your pics and stories about him.
I am so addicted to your blog now. I discovered it through other blog yesterday and I cannot stop watching your art. Magnifique!
November 27, 2010 at 12:51 am
I have glasses as well, but whenever I need new frames I always pick ones that match my favorite haircut. For example, if u saw a lady on the street with a wicked haircut, then just ask your hairdresser to do it like that the day before u get new frames. Keep that hairstyle for as long as u has those frames, and then change it when u gets more. It gives u a variation, but a steady change. Hope this helps!
December 3, 2010 at 12:06 am
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December 23, 2010 at 7:51 am
Basically fashion is a means of self-expression that allows people to try on many roles in life. Whether you prefer hip-hop or Chanel-chic, fashion accommodates the chameleon in all of us.
June 27, 2011 at 5:48 am
I think you are enjoying much of your life Tej Kohli
November 19, 2011 at 5:22 am
The quality of your article surpasses my expectations. You have a keen eye for details and your content is well-expressed. I’m impressed with your writing.
March 1, 2012 at 10:47 pm
What fantastic hair he has. His color scheme is terrific too–I’m looking forward to seeing more pictures of him!
June 4, 2012 at 8:58 am
June 16, 2015 at 12:45 am
fell in love with him when i saw his first photo on the sartorialist – is it no longer available? is this exquisite and wondrous man still around (and, hopefully, still bicyling…)?