When I first looked at this photograph, I thought, “Wow, this guy just has an certain air about him that’s so spectacular, he’s really…” I couldn’t find any word to describe how wonderful he looked, but then it came to me, “Oh my goodness, this man looks JUST like my father”. If you all could see how my dad looks, I’m sure you would agree. I was really taken aback. What makes this all the more peculiar is the fact that this shot was taken on Father’s Day. If I didnt know exactly where my father was at the time, I would have seriously thought you spotted him and took this snap-shot. Kudos to you Mr. Sartorialist and to that man featured in the picture, keep looking good.
hi. i’m a college student from the Philippines and i LOVE your photos! i’ve been following your section in style.com since it first appeared, and i love the way your photos are so alive– they really are works of art. i LOVE the fact that you show all kinds of style too, it makes me wish we had more seasons to dress up for here. thank you for a wonderful site!!
i love the how the hem is not perfectly cuffed on his left pant leg, and how his hat slightly tilts with a bit of a swagger. the sunlight hitting his kneecap gives this such an established feeling. i would venture to guess that this ensemble was not recently purchased; and it has taken many years for all the elements to collect until this one perfect form is made. similarly, the man is aged and probably has had a few knocks in his life. the suit is slightly worn but in pristine condition – just like the man who wears it.
i just can’t get over this picture. i love the way he folds his hands, and how his feet are distanced and slightly askew. he’s not trying to form into any image, he’s completely comfortable with himself and where he is. he is neither smiling nor frowning, and peers straight ahead meeting whatever is coming face-on.
This brings back some memories of my dad and uncles and growing up in Chicago. Young and old guys, married or not took a lot of pride in how they dressed. Always quality and style. Man they could dress!