It would seem like the first outfit would take a long time to put together- the items are not something you can just pick up at a store or through a stylist- vintage-done-well takes serious work! The last two outfits, for me, are the classic example of how quickly we get used to the good stuff if we get it once! I bet once this gent tried on a fine suit, he wanted to wear nothing else- brings to mind a Loro Piana cashmere blazer I found at a thrift store; such finds do change your perspective! Last but not least, I am wondering if anyone else notice the combination on the bottom pic is the one as Mr. Cortina’s? Influence, perhaps? Jorge from W Palm Beach
This is wonderful. I wonder how many people were involved in the transformation, and what triggered it? He looks perfectly, happily at ease with his new look- that’s the most important thing. I almost criticized the shirt collar outside the jacket. I won’t but it brings up a point. I’ve made some criticisms here that I later regretted since I aspire to the open, inclusive attitude you have. Most of us dress to please ourselves, and break the rules whenever it suits us. We should allow others the same latitude. You’ve made my day. Thanks.
whooha! i’m whistling! he looks gorgeous in the three-piece-suit, i have to say. what an improvement! i’m surprised you even recognized him, sart (or did he come up to you and urged you to make a picture proof of his mega improvement?!)
I don’t see it as an improvement, per se. I don’t think time has much to do with it, either. (If Scott hadn’t said differently, you wouldn’t really be able to tell whether all 3 had been taken the same year or not, would you?) The man simply likes different styles and choses his clothes to suit his own mood and needs. Don’t we all do the same?
Boo on the qualitative judgments. All three pictures say something different in very effective ways. He is the same man, these are different aspects of his character. We are all bigger than the clothes we are wearing at any one time. And the world would be a duller place if those cool pants in the first pic stayed in the closet.
A change of clothing does not necessarily signal a change in personality, change of life circumstances or even maturity. Isn’t part of the fun of fashion adopting different personae? At the same time, changes that reside most deeply within may never be detected from one’s outer appearance.
he’s improved, but i’m not sure if he has improved his own style or if he is just copping what is in every other magazine and fashion shows….he doens’t convince me at all. you Sart, on the other hand, have definitely improved on your own style, good pic then and great pics now, awesome light.
I agree with Peristeraki and Sparrow, and probably others since I didn’t read every post to now.
This man loves and understands color. I doubt time has much to do with the selections re minutes to dress or any change in major interests, though it could of course. Time may be refllected in mood and occasion, thus differing choices.
I enjoy all three portraits, very good as photos and re style.
Sart — did you happen to get a closer look at his lapel pin? Looks like a gold ring, but I can’t see the design clearly. He’s wearing it on both suits. Thanks for the superb photos & I hope you run into him again soon!
He looks great in the last two photos, but part of that is the way he’s standing and presenting himself. I’m not sure the first outfit is in perfect taste, but it is fun and I hope he still breaks out now and then.
Bloody hell! What a sexy way to wear a suit. It seems like suit and sexy don’t go together. But this guy just pulls it off. Picture 2 is the perfect suit. Picture 3 is the jacket recycled into a sexy legere look.
I cannot mention, that I particular like this guy’s haircut.
Picture 1 were presumably his rock ‘n roll days. Well, we all have/had/still have those days, when we just want to go crazy.
What a transformation! I bet, after you shooted him the first time, he went here in your blog and saw some photos of men looks and created his own! Your blog is a sort of inspiration for all of us! And about the pictures, I loved the light in the second one, just in his head. Brilliant as always.
The first photo is interesting,but mostly becuase it is such an over-the-top combination. He is wildly handsome in the second & third photos (second esp. – wow! what a handsome man). thanks for posting.
I love the first look. It is slightly contrived, but I feel that it shows his personality better. To me, this isn’t a transformation; this is a series of photos that captures the different sides of his personality. He seems like he would have an interesting story.
Loved the original look. This guy looks great, but the original short-haired dude doing the beige jacket, blue shirt deal has some attitude. The whole white linen pant white shirt which becomes dark blue for later in the day – he even wears aviators. He has defined my summer look – the : “I don’t give a shit if you’re looking at me, and I know you are.”
I’ve seen this guy before on your blog and I’m always impressed by his look. A lot of it has to do with the amount of confidence he displays. I think himself and a few of the other regulars make a good case for you to tag these guys in photos. That way we can easily find more examples of theirs.
I really like the look in the third photo. It’s a style of dress that looks attainable.