I hope this handsome, dapper man learns about the lovely things said about him on this blog. There is such kindness in his eyes. This photo goes beyond fashion and photographic skill; it captures humanity.
I love that in Paris, men and women of all ages takes fashion seriously, and put thought and consideration into their dress. I can just imagine this sweet man laying out his tie and coat the night before, waking up and putting it all on with pride, folding his pocket square with care. So very lovely.
This is the Sartorialist at its best. Not all subjects have to be supermodels, and this photo – in terms of composition, the texture of the clothing – illustrates how rare and difficult it is to capture “character.” Fantastic shot.
Love these elderly gentlemen I always see in France and Italy. In their natural fibers, lovely colors, timeless accessories they surely cut a fine figure. A far cry from the men of a certain age we see here in the U.S. wearing sweatsuits or the male version of Mom jeans and sweatshirts or T shirts with sayings on the front. What a wonderful looking man.
I wonder, did he ask you why you wanted to take his picture? how did you try and explain your work and your blog to him? This picture reminds me of my grandad who passed away two years ago, he didn’t look like this old man but he had the same expression in his face when I tried to explain the internet and emails to him…
Love your photo of this man, and pride he takes in his grooming and attire.
My dad has always dressed elegantly, with reserved style. He is 87 and has had dementia for a long time. But somehow he still manages to dress daily with the same panache and style I remember from childhood. When I recently complimented my devoted nephew (who is dad’s primary caretaker) on how beautifully dad is always dressed, he informed me, “your dad still does it all.. enjoys selecting and coordinating everything himself, and will still fuss over proper tailoring”! Then he added with his sweet smile, “some of the nicest things have never changed”.