Friday, October 19, 2012

On the Street…… Rue Mignon, Paris


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  1. Laura

    October 19, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Lovely portrait!

  2. une chatte grise

    October 19, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    This is wonderful… those colors! Those textures!
    He is elegant and lovely.

    • Melanie

      October 20, 2012 at 4:00 am

      I agree entirely.

  3. Alexandre

    October 19, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Great picture! I don’t know if you shot him outside a fashion week show, or if you met him casualy in the streets, but he is definitely a very stylish gentleman.

  4. Jacqueline

    October 19, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    So handsome with a twinkle in the eye And a beautiful tie to match!!!!!!!

  5. Lorenzo Bises

    October 19, 2012 at 2:16 pm



  6. Sandrine de Paris

    October 19, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Très mignon, indeed!

  7. NATALiJA (:

    October 19, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    awesome <3333

  8. Eva

    October 19, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    He looks like such a sweet old man, lovely photo!

  9. Becky Bedbug

    October 19, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    He has such an amazing face! I wonder what his story is?


  10. Angela

    October 19, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    I just love when you show style in all ages! :-)

  11. Michelle York

    October 19, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    The lines on his face are a road-map to how much he has loved and laughed..Many more years for you dear lovely man!

    • Tonia

      October 20, 2012 at 11:49 pm

      @Michelle: What you said was truly lovely.

      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.

  12. Votre Amie

    October 19, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    What an incredible face

  13. debbie

    October 19, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Very dapper and bet he’s got some great stories to tell.

  14. Xana Athens

    October 19, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    I feel so happy when I see elegant elderly people!

  15. The 3 F's

    October 19, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    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.

  16. daniel

    October 19, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    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.

    • Eyespectacle

      October 19, 2012 at 4:23 pm

      I agree, this is by far one of Scott’s best pictures, it goes beyond the look…

  17. Niia

    October 19, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    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.

  18. lomo76

    October 19, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    intellectual elegance

    lomo 76

  19. Reptilia

    October 19, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    AMAZING!! love this pic!


  20. Rafaella Ramos

    October 19, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Que fofuu! Ameei! rsr. A gravata de estampa de lenço, Super na tendência!


  21. Nalletar

    October 19, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Lovely eyes, hat, smile! Aging can be complimentary.

  22. vaya

    October 19, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Mon Dieu que c’est chic! Les personnes agees savent s’habiller…..

  23. Izael

    October 19, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    He looks so classy and elegant with his suit and the tie makes the look more soft and romantic. The lovely hat kill me.

  24. Mia Marionette

    October 19, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Beautiful shot, there is so much character here!

  25. Jennifer

    October 19, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    What a handsome gentleman!

    xo Jennifer

  26. Eva

    October 19, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Proves the timelessness of fashion and class.

  27. Eyespectacle

    October 19, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    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…


  28. Diana M.

    October 19, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    A lot of great things was said about this shot and rightfully so. To add my take on it – I feel happy just by looking at this portrait. I am glad you shared this with us. Thank you.

  29. Bohemian Style

    October 19, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Fun tie.

  30. Susie

    October 19, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    So much style and elegance – proves that you can have style at any age.

    Sea and Swank

  31. SueM

    October 19, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Oh just wonderful, thank you for stopping him.

  32. Style begins at forty

    October 19, 2012 at 5:07 pm


    October 19, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    amazing old man

  34. Mattu

    October 19, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    This is style… reminds me of my grandfather :) Beautiful portrait! Thanks for sharing…

  35. Gallery Couture

    October 19, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    How brilliant to know that style is not a matter of age

  36. RiveGauche

    October 19, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Well done Scott, I love this portrait.

  37. Dip It Black

    October 19, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Beautiful picture!
    Always feel so happy when I see older people looking very fashionable! Love the man’s hat!


  38. Karen

    October 19, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    One stylish guy

  39. dcinDC

    October 19, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Well-dressed beyond a doubt. Can’t help thinking, tho, that he looks like a younger man in old-man makeup. Anybody else see this? Brad Pitt in Benjamin Button, perhaps?

  40. ADAM

    October 19, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    The best picture I’ve seen on this blog in 3 years. Simply awesome.


    October 19, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    scott!! lucky you met someone like him with distinguished gentleman!! that is one in a million~!!! great work~!! i love his color combination and textile is also awesome!

  42. Zyx

    October 19, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    great eyes, great laugh-lines, great hat.

  43. annabella

    October 20, 2012 at 4:37 am

    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”.

    Style never fades.

    • une chatte grise

      October 21, 2012 at 3:28 am

      All good thoughts to you, your dapper dad, and your sweet nephew!


    October 20, 2012 at 5:00 am

  45. Clare

    October 20, 2012 at 6:11 am

    This is very special. Thanks Scott.

  46. Thea

    October 20, 2012 at 6:34 am

    That tie!!

  47. katherine

    October 20, 2012 at 8:06 am


  48. benjamin

    October 20, 2012 at 8:15 am

    Just …. WAOOOO ! So much emotions through this picture !!!

  49. Anne

    October 20, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Very touching. Thank you.

  50. Grey Fox

    October 20, 2012 at 9:20 am

    He reminds me so much of my grandfather, who was a very dapper man and a great influence on my tastes (good quality brogues, tweeds, suits).

    Grey Fox – a man looking for style in middle age

  51. Silly Little Jokes

    October 20, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Love his moustache !

  52. Pi

    October 20, 2012 at 10:42 am

    What a wonderful portrait!

  53. Af

    October 20, 2012 at 7:07 pm


  54. Ariel

    October 21, 2012 at 12:18 am

    Old people always make for great portraits

  55. Margherita

    October 21, 2012 at 5:28 am

  56. brandon

    October 21, 2012 at 9:13 am

    Love that tie!

  57. maartje

    October 21, 2012 at 9:44 am

    this man reminds me of my grandpa, he was also a truely stylish men!!


    October 21, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    I think older people who dress with care still have hope in relation to their lives – how lovely to see this man. He’s certainly got a grip on his colour palette. I especially like his hat and tie.

  59. The Linen Suit

    October 22, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Fabulous. He looks like he stopped buying clothes 30 years or more ago, which just goes to show how real style lasts forever. When I am old and grey… I hope I look this good.

  60. cherryblossomtime

    October 23, 2012 at 7:01 am

    what an amazing portrait!

  61. Arsal naqvi

    October 23, 2012 at 8:45 am

    it’s realy nice.

  62. Priya

    October 23, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Beautiful Shot, it’s nice to see he still has style! Very uniquely put together!

  63. Maria

    November 2, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Lovely colors! Just how old could his big green overcoat be? He must have been taking good care of it. The buttons on his vest are all fastened and look all the same. He has never lost any of them.

    Thank you for this portrait.

  64. max

    February 12, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Alfred Stieglitz lives!

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