Monday, February 19, 2007

I Love This Old Guy!

Somehow he is connected to Etro but I couldn’t quite understand how when he was explaining it to me. Something about a tailor, maybe he was one of their tailors?


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  1. Jack Daniel

    February 19, 2007 at 7:33 am

    he’s one hip fella!

  2. Anonymous

    February 19, 2007 at 9:00 am

    good pose, old guy.

  3. Butch

    February 19, 2007 at 9:06 am

    The–what?–yellow pad in the coat pocket provides parenthetical color.

    All-and-all very natty, even if the coat seems a mite over-scaled, and the pants too long. The shoes, though, are great….

  4. Anonymous

    February 19, 2007 at 10:45 am

    I love your site, I love your vision. I just wish you didn’t refer to people in the way that you sometimes do. “Old Man” seems rude. How about something a bit more sophisticated, and in keeping with this site, “a distinguished gentleman?” Just a thought. :>)

  5. Anonymous

    February 19, 2007 at 12:20 pm

    This man has more sassiness to him than many who are two generations younger! Bravo Sir!

  6. vicki

    February 19, 2007 at 12:29 pm

    Sharp as a pin! Love it. Thanks for sharing this guy, you both made my morning a little brighter.

  7. Thomas

    February 19, 2007 at 1:17 pm

    FANTASTIC. I, too, love this guy…. the wonderfully-fitted overcoat, the whole color scheme, and I am especially in love with the hat and the scarf. This man is awesome.

  8. Anja

    February 19, 2007 at 2:05 pm

    Aww, he’s so cute, italian old men are adorable! :D

  9. rockstar

    February 19, 2007 at 2:59 pm

    This man looks to be of a small stature, but the length of the coat and hem of the trouser help him out.

  10. lintmag

    February 19, 2007 at 3:03 pm

    Another well turned out older gent – can they not teach a class for the hordes of younger men who don’t realize the power of a great look?
    Also, I’m sure you saw the NYTimes yesterday with Carine wearing the Alaia coat you featured way back on Jan. 27th in the Style section. Are she and Franca Sozzani sharing it at the Vogue offices? If they both have it, do they call each other up to see that they don’t wear it the same day? ha!

  11. daniqueconijn

    February 19, 2007 at 4:45 pm

    i wish my grandpa had such an “ip” appearance,, hihi he’s adorable!

  12. Anonymous

    February 19, 2007 at 5:04 pm

    Well played.

  13. dccaf

    February 19, 2007 at 5:27 pm

    i love it. he looks fantastic…so classic.

  14. Miriam

    February 19, 2007 at 5:28 pm

    love old, small people. they always have the most exciting wardrobes, and a lot of style!

  15. K...

    February 19, 2007 at 6:44 pm

    He is very cute!

  16. Anonymous

    February 19, 2007 at 6:52 pm

    I like this shot because he doesnt look typically Milanese rich. He’s proof positive that even your average mature gentleman in Milan knows how to maintain “la bella figura”. In truth you could see this look all over Italy, in any small-town square at ”passeggiata” time. It just goes to show that the reason italian men are considered stylish has nothing whatever to do with modern fashion designers. Its in the blood.

  17. Aunty Christ

    February 19, 2007 at 6:53 pm

    I actually love all of this: the play of the patterns (checkered hat, plaid scarf, and striped pants), the reds of the hat and scarf working off each other, and the brown-and-grey motif of the rest of the outfit. Really fantastic, and well thought out.

    To anonymous at 10:45 a.m., I disagree that saying that someone is “old” is rude–at least once that person hits a certain age (which I’m just gonna say this guy has). Although our culture appears to have no use for anyone over, say, 50 (for men–30 for women), “old” is just another descriptive term, and a (slightly) more objective one than your suggestion of “distinguished” (which, to my mind, carries with it not only the suggestion of age but also the faint whiff of condescension and denial).

    Anyway, what I’m really trying to say is that he looks like a guy who would not care in the least what anyone called him. “Oh, bah–what do you know?” he’d say. “Yeah, I’m old. So what?” He’s cool.

  18. Anonymous

    February 19, 2007 at 11:55 pm

    Love love love this!

  19. shaneeza

    February 20, 2007 at 3:45 pm

    love the gothic stance! and mr. sartorialist – congrats with all your new fame. you deserve it!


    February 26, 2007 at 3:49 pm

    This guy has a swagger you can’t buy. He winter gear game is awesome.

  21. Anonymous

    May 26, 2010 at 9:08 am

    The scarf looks like the "cameron of erracht modern" tartan, regimental tartan of the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders – an excellent choice sir!

  22. Alisa

    November 12, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    His eyes!

  23. peter evans

    March 12, 2012 at 11:53 am

    very dapper indeed Sir

    for more dapper gents check out

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