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. :>)
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!
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.
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.