Thursday, April 7, 2016

On the Street… Rue de l’École de Médecine, Paris

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  1. Janea

    April 7, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    Super cool b&w shot! If it weren’t for the phone and a woman in the background, it would have looked to be from the WWII era. Bravo!
    XO, Janea

  2. With Or Without Shoes

    April 7, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    Cool!

  3. Martian Mercenary

    April 7, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    I love the coat and the upright posture!

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  4. Love cake

    April 7, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    The lady with the coffee cup looks very decoratif.

  5. elena

    April 7, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    love it, he looks like they used to make russkis.. those were the days…

  6. Paula

    April 7, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    The coat looks uncomfortable, too small in the chest& hip, and too large in the shouders, and that ruins the look for me.

    • Addison DeWitt

      April 8, 2016 at 1:34 pm

      Quite right, Paula — a very poor fit on this military-style (or military surplus) greatcoat. I will add that the end of wearer’s jacket sleeve is not just visible beneath the coat’s left sleeve cuff, and therefore we must assume that this man is wearing a suit or blazer with too-short sleeves — or that they are hiked up under the coat — or that he is not wearing a jacket at all, in which case this coat is even tighter than one would imagine at first glance. All the comments saying he looks like a WWII personage are correct: in that war, raw recruits were often issued poorly fitting clothes, and refugees often wore whatever cast-offs they could find. In any case, in today’s peacetime world, this is not a good look, at all, at all.

  7. Ana de la Serna

    April 7, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    Lovely shot! I love the coat.

  8. William Marshall Kuhn

    April 7, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    I like the high neck of the coat.

  9. Mbatha

    April 8, 2016 at 12:17 am

    He seems like from the early 40′s,love the look

  10. Robert

    April 8, 2016 at 1:48 am

    Great combination coat with cap.I like it.

  11. M.

    April 8, 2016 at 2:20 am

    Marvellous!

  12. Rodrigo

    April 8, 2016 at 3:18 am

  13. Fabrizio

    April 8, 2016 at 4:19 am

    Amazing Black and white photo! Love it!
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    Thanks!

  14. taimemode

    April 8, 2016 at 4:58 am

  15. The Italian Glam

    April 8, 2016 at 5:31 am

    Looks like a World War II soldier

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  16. sofaundermapletree

    April 8, 2016 at 5:43 am

  17. Denis

    April 8, 2016 at 6:16 am

    Just like old times! Outstanding coat!

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  18. Freya - Fashionable People

    April 8, 2016 at 7:47 am

    I agree with some of the comments here – such a smart clean look that it could be from another era – if you take away the phone of course!

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  19. From The World With Love

    April 8, 2016 at 9:48 am

    If he didn’t have the smart phone you could have think it’s an historic pictures!!!
    xoxo
    Yael Guetta

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  20. Marina

    April 9, 2016 at 7:15 am

    I love how the vintage look of this.
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  21. Peppermint Dolly

    April 9, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    Loving this shot! He looks superb!

    Rxx

  22. Uralie

    April 12, 2016 at 5:02 am

    Super photo !! Le modèle de manteau est intemporel, mais OMG ces bouttons qui vont exploser !! ;) :D Yes I know I’m naughty…

  23. jozemo

    April 22, 2017 at 11:52 am

    reminds me of film great Jean Gabin, love the vintage look!

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