1. Theresa

    August 10, 2009 at 11:00 am

    love the way he frowns. goes with the hair well and adds a bit of flavor to the entire outfit

  2. David

    August 10, 2009 at 11:01 am

    By turns ridiculous and wonderful

  3. Gabriel Barcia

    August 10, 2009 at 11:04 am

    I'm not that much into it.

  4. Emma Howard

    August 10, 2009 at 11:04 am

    Man in the middle has beautiful bone structure and grooming.

  5. Anonymous

    August 10, 2009 at 11:06 am

    oh!!! 1st!??
    that's so elegant..
    i love this blog so so so much!!
    Konie from China

  6. LFVintage

    August 10, 2009 at 11:06 am

    I love pictures of older individuals, it always gives me somthing to look forward to. I wish I'll grow old so gracefully and still love fashion.

  7. Anonymous

    August 10, 2009 at 11:12 am

    Love, love , love this character.
    Who is he? where is he going?
    Is he a clown on holiday?
    What melancholy humor can there be in that
    book he holds?

    • Masaaki

      July 9, 2013 at 1:31 am

      He’s famous Japanese automotive critic Masafumi Suzuki.

  8. Anonymous

    August 10, 2009 at 11:14 am

    He is such a character – or caricature! From his flyaway hair, to his tie sticking out below the sweater, to the rolled up pants! The effect of his light colored suit against the bright blue and red sign, with the background washed out, is very nice.

  9. Clarissa

    August 10, 2009 at 11:15 am


  10. A La Mode

    August 10, 2009 at 11:18 am

    Love the creepers with that suit!


  11. Anonymous

    August 10, 2009 at 11:20 am

    looks like the crew from cirque du soleil leaving work

  12. madeinlondon

    August 10, 2009 at 11:23 am

    i love his shoes! they look so comfortable too.


  13. vbd

    August 10, 2009 at 11:24 am

    it made me think of the munckins in the wizard of oz, in a good funny way

  14. hc

    August 10, 2009 at 11:28 am

    the intended(?) frumpiness of it all is what makes it brilliant.

  15. Antonio Barros

    August 10, 2009 at 11:30 am

    Just take a look at his shoes!!!


  16. sc

    August 10, 2009 at 11:35 am

    love him, esp the hair.

  17. Carolina Yuka

    August 10, 2009 at 11:37 am

    Cool. For me he kind of looks like an… Umpaloompa.

  18. Anonymous

    August 10, 2009 at 11:41 am

    Love his creepers! Wouldn't think a guy that age could pull off wearing a chunky pair like that, but he certainly does.

  19. Anonymous

    August 10, 2009 at 11:49 am

    He looks like the brain, from Pinky and the Brain. Maybe he is ruling the world right now.

  20. rEVOLVEr

    August 10, 2009 at 11:52 am

    The creepers are such a great little thing aren't they? I agree, that man lives in a world of his own, i just think how would another person would look with that same outfit, put that in the body of a model (sans the creepers) and you'd get a killer look.

  21. Jamaal T. Crowder

    August 10, 2009 at 11:58 am

    his nonchalance is key to the look. he is aware without appearing to be. awesome!!!

  22. Klever Girl

    August 10, 2009 at 11:59 am

    Is it me, or does this look like THE wizzard of oz? :D excellent. I find it interesting that he is short, yet plays with high waters…

  23. singaporeshortstories.blogspot.com

    August 10, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    The man looks so cool :)

  24. Judith

    August 10, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    Thank you for this beautiful shot.

  25. thatsorad

    August 10, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    YEAHHH Grampa is wearing Doc Wingtips!!!! SO RAD!!

  26. FabBlab

    August 10, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    @Klever Girl- You're right! It does ;)

  27. kayang

    August 10, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    I like him, and I like the men in background too.

  28. NIKK. A.

    August 10, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    Love this so much…


  29. NL.

    August 10, 2009 at 12:46 pm

  30. Timothy

    August 10, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    The shoes caught my eye… wonder what people think about platforms for guys — coming back?

  31. yellowRose

    August 10, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    he looks like a grumpy Mr.Pinkwistle

  32. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    August 10, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    The madras of the tie and the heavy fabric of the vest make a great juxtaposition, and the vest anchors the solid suit and the colorful tie. I would never try this outfit myself, but I think it is brilliant! Jorge from WPB

  33. lenmeister

    August 10, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Can't believe he's walking hand on hips lol I love it!! HAIL The Man of Milan!!

  34. Leftidopterist

    August 10, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    yes! i was trying to think of what cartoon character he resembles and i was thinking something Dr. Seuss-ish (maybe the grinch??), but The Brain from Pinky and the Brain, is an excellent call!

  35. Joan

    August 10, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    His creepers just about blew my ming!

  36. The Man Who Knew Too Much

    August 10, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    I like the colour of his jacket and pants a lot.

  37. style odyssey

    August 10, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    wonderfully off-beat. his unique style is a delight!

  38. american dream

    August 10, 2009 at 2:05 pm


  39. Pedro Herrero.

    August 10, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Sure it is… creepers, smoking, chinos, vest and tie… stylish.

    198, Butterfly: Fashion, Design and Architecture:


  40. Gerardo

    August 10, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    It's all about wearing what you like and feeling good in your own "skin".
    Great pic. Made me smile.
    "A la meirda con el mundo"
    - Mi Padrino Henry

  41. Amarjit

    August 10, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    I'm gonna repeat a few people here when I say how much I am digging the creepers. They really make the look.

  42. Gerardo

    August 10, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    "A la mierda con el mundo"
    Great pic, made me smile.

  43. Ko

    August 10, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    He is one of survivor from 70s UK punk age.

  44. Anna

    August 10, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    what a superb homo sapien! i'm IN LOVE with the hand-on-hip walk. TERRIFIC! one of my favorite shots of yours

  45. Nick Leonard

    August 10, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    I love his creepers!

  46. Pearl Westwood

    August 10, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    I like his shoes, they are proper stomping shoes and he sure looks ready to so some stomping!

  47. Anonymous

    August 10, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    If nothing else, it is interesting. Though I suspect there's something there worth gleaning.

  48. Passport Foodie

    August 10, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    I have some short friends that would love those shoes.

    Personally, I'd wear the tie.

    Passport Foodie

  49. This is Jade FM

    August 10, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    a fashionist old man ;)
    do you live in milan?
    please reply :)

  50. david

    August 10, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    I guess it takes all kinds of opinions. I dont like the look at all.

    The shoes are something I wore in the 70's uhg

  51. Jeremy

    August 10, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    The quirks are debatable of course, and I actually dig it for the most part. The shoes on the other hand are sinful.

  52. Anonymous

    August 10, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Don't you love the eccentricity ? This guy must be a creative, maybe an architect, writer or artist.

  53. Anonymous

    August 10, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    little man with heels !
    But I find this character really mysterious and whimsical ! A sartorialist in short !

  54. katzgo

    August 10, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    perfect combination.

  55. Seth Dalby

    August 10, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    This is one of my favorite of all your shots. This imperious little man has great style made more interesting, I think, by his incongruous head. Where do you think he's rushing off to? What's in the book? What's he all worked up about? What a great image.

  56. Anonymous

    August 10, 2009 at 8:10 pm

  57. Scott W

    August 10, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    I like the shoe proportion.

  58. Mod Paul

    August 10, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    That cat always cracks me up. I swear I had those same Creepers he has on back in 1981-82. But really he's a bit toned down in that shot. No color this time HUMM…

  59. travelbug

    August 10, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    All three gents are of interest.

    I especially like the bright green clam-diggers with what looks like a plaid tie.

  60. Rafe New York

    August 10, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    I love that he's wearing brothel creepers with this suit!

  61. chicmuse

    August 10, 2009 at 11:04 pm



  62. Crest

    August 10, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Freakishly brilliant.
    Dressed to kill and forgot about it.

  63. Anonymous

    August 10, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    If you look at the last few shots the older people are so interesting, genuine and authentic. Can't wait to get there, they inspire. At the same time are pictures of those just starting their journey. Now I'm going to go find out who Mr. Pinkwistle is.

  64. hi-d

    August 10, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    He looks like a Scholar!

  65. Anonymous

    August 11, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Is the sign in back of him saying "Don't do this at home, kids!"? :)

  66. William

    August 11, 2009 at 12:27 am

    I've noticed in all the photos I've seen of him here (and elsewhere) that he's always striding purposefully. It adds a lot to the total look.

  67. Anonymous

    August 11, 2009 at 2:22 am

    brothel creepers, not so much. green pedal pushers and the mint shirt in the background – yes.

  68. Mr Brown

    August 11, 2009 at 3:16 am



  69. Theo

    August 11, 2009 at 3:33 am

    I want this entire outfit and along with it to spend a day with this gent. Is he a designer? at the very least he has an excellent tailor. I love that he is doing all the things that us shorter fellow are told not to do:
    cuffed pants
    high waist
    short square vests
    colours that break up the line of the body

    and yet he stand far taller and will gather far more compliments than the tallest man.

  70. Darlaness

    August 11, 2009 at 6:04 am

    If clothes could tell what a man thought. He seems so far from present time.

    Love the blog! awesome pics and incredible style.

  71. sofiasophie

    August 11, 2009 at 7:13 am

    "It's his world and we are just his subjects."
    I love the comment….

    actually the pic is very interesting: who is that odd man? where is he going and above all, with that strange look; what the hell is he thinking of?

    bravo pour la photo!

  72. osma harvilahti

    August 11, 2009 at 8:00 am

    Love this blog, and the fact that you´re showing stylish people in every ages! Niiiice work!

  73. Stephanie

    August 11, 2009 at 8:35 am

    Oh, this modern day Napoleon Bonaparte incarnate…

    I think I may be in love.

  74. holly

    August 11, 2009 at 9:09 am

    Looks like he rolled up his pants to put focus on his great shoes.I like an added touch of uniqueness

  75. sarnaa

    August 11, 2009 at 11:14 am

    Mad scientist. I like what he's holding. Is that his work documents? His notebook. It makes an interesting accessory. Always what they're holding makes for an interesting accessory.

  76. Anonymous

    August 11, 2009 at 11:23 am

    Mr.Pinkwhistle is a little ''brownie'' a term used by his creator – authour Enid Blyton for a grop of magical people. Mr.Pinkwhistle was depicted in the old drawings as a little man with pointy ears and short trousers and fantastic shoes…

    he was a benign creature who often helped good little children or taught naughty ones a lesson. The adventures of Mr.Pinkwhistle was one of the first books i bought from a second hand bookshop with my dad in england. as a little girl, he always used to scare me a bit though, going round peeping into children's windows….

    i hope this link works for you guys – http://www.childrensclassics.com.au/ccp0-prodshow/mr-pink-whistle-party-enid-blyton-online.html

  77. Elsa

    August 11, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    Your comment is exactly what I was thinking. This type of person isn't very common in streets. It's him & the others. He's very elegant.

  78. emilyjanehodgkin

    August 11, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    this is beautiful
    you don't just capture beautiful images, you manage to capture the emotions in their eyes and expressions.
    every day people, always intriguing emotions.

  79. Anonymous

    August 11, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    "Hmm. I want to follow the fashions, but my pants fit correctly! What can I do? Wait…roll them up!"

  80. Northern Sky

    August 12, 2009 at 6:59 am

    Godthose Italians can dress…even,as i imagine this guy to have done, just grabbing the fist thing and throwing it on…and yes maybe this is why their look is so,well,non-look.every single person has their own style and this is what appeals to me about the Italiani.

  81. yui

    August 12, 2009 at 10:14 am

    omg yeah he looks like the labratory mouse that overtakes the world….
    the pinky, the pinky and the brain brain brain brain….

  82. Anonymous

    August 12, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    The two gentlemen behind him also seem to demand attention from the lens. Ahh, were the rest of the world this colorful and dynamic…..

  83. Любовь

    August 12, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    He looks just like Truman Capote's O. J Berman at the Breakfast at Tiffany's!!the same shoes, clothes…marvelous

  84. Anna Tsurkan

    August 13, 2009 at 2:02 am

    I can say truly and honestly, that after looking at your images I have started noticing details in mensnfashion on the streets on London… Im talking about not british, but complete foreigners..
    on these occasions I wish I had my camera with me, and sometimes I wish I had more guts to come over and ask to take their picture.. – because most times it happens when Im travelling on the tube…

  85. Anonymous

    August 13, 2009 at 2:29 am

    Wacky…not in a good way. He put a lot of thought into putting together a look where each piece is assembled in a totality of unharmonious proportion.

  86. bird of light

    August 13, 2009 at 5:10 am

    I would be forgiven for thinking he didn't care too much about fashion, for fashions sake.. While, his checked tie belies a sardonic sense of humor.. I think he knows where he's going! – p.s. nice, city-chic pic of mature folk. We are one.


  87. OldBaltimoreVintage

    August 13, 2009 at 10:46 am

    I love creepers, can't help myself

  88. louprolific

    August 13, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    He needs platforms to properly be amongst his subjects.

  89. Anonymous

    August 14, 2009 at 8:10 am

    so happy to see a guy wearing socks with his shoes.. finally! he is rather rad too :D

  90. Anonymous

    August 15, 2009 at 2:19 am

    i know that he is very famous people. but i don't know him.
    what is his name??

  91. Little Lovables

    August 15, 2009 at 9:17 am

    brilliantly sculpted together! perfect timing on the shot

  92. stuart matz

    August 15, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Love the Creepers!!! best shoes ever and making a comback

  93. Anonymous

    August 16, 2009 at 1:33 am

    I wouldn't be surprised if this photo ends up on one of Thom Browne's inspiration boards…I think it's cool.

  94. Erin

    August 16, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    first thought: mad hatter.

  95. Anonymous

    August 17, 2009 at 7:22 am

    he walks with total confidence, with not a care in the world!

  96. Anonymous

    August 19, 2009 at 1:06 am

    Do you think he knows he is being fashionable? Maybe he is a little bit eccentric….

  97. Milly

    August 19, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    He's Mr. H. Suzuki, Editor-in-Chief of ENGINE magazine, Japan. Also known for his eccentric looks. Nice to see him here at the Sartorialist.

  98. Pricciao Yang

    August 20, 2009 at 1:07 am

    He is an editor of a car magazine?
    That's interesting!
    No wander he becomes the editor-i-chief of a japanese magazing like vogue homme or GQ.
    The black vest brings out the delicacy, so gorgeous.

  99. andrea

    August 21, 2009 at 11:22 am

    This is one of my favorites ever!

  100. Anonymous

    August 22, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    The first thing i thought was: wow, he's an hobbit. but with wonderful clothes. :)

  101. Evan Ralston

    August 23, 2009 at 5:26 am

    This is excellent. A movie or ad campaign or something should be based on this. A man of his own world who likes what he likes. Tredair might be interested.


  102. Anonymous

    August 23, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    i love this man, i think he says, bow at my feet or i don't know what i'll do . impression impressions . i love your photography. your love shines through.

  103. Jan Jansen

    August 24, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    I am not impressed.. could be more crazy

  104. heather

    August 25, 2009 at 12:30 am

    Slick, uncomplicated, haphazzard with intention. Looks like another easy dress day for him. But comes off as creative style.

  105. CMc

    December 22, 2009 at 10:32 am

    my favourite of all time. i think its the caption that follows, gets me every time.

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