This gentleman reminds me so much of my late grandfather – who always looked dapper in his overcoat, gloves, hat, scarf tied just so, … sigh … you rarely see this kind of elegant style and grace these days. Thanks Scott – this picture is as good as Proust’s madelines as a catalyst for bringing back wonderful memories.
This couldn’t be better–the coat is superb, and there’s even a pocket square in place.
A (modest) proposal: we ditch the phrase “old man’s style,” which implies that this category of dressing belongs to only one segment of the population. In fact, it belongs to–and should should be emulated by–all.
Speaking of an old man’s style… Do you think no-vent suits are old-style? Recently bought a suit (loved the fabric and all) which was originally two-vent but had to tailor it to make no-vent… Feels kind of weird as I’ve never worn no-vent suits… Thanks!
speaking of an old man’s style, do you think no-vent suits are old-style? I recently bought a suit (loved the fabric and all) but it had to be tweaked and made no-vent (originally it was two-vent). feels kind of weird as I’ve never worn no-vent suits…
I agree with Anonymous who said that he cringed at the term ‘old man style’. No ageism please = your photographs prove that style crosses the age frontiers.
Having said that, most photographs are of the young. As a sixty-plus woman who is passionate about style, let’s have many more cross-generational photos – stylish older women are out there, it’s is just that at the moment you are not tuned into them (exept occasionally).
On my front page right now i have 4 posts that highlight women over 40 – not because I’m doing some special “Age” issue but because i saw them and thought they looked great,
what more can I do?
I think a lot of young people are learning great things from the older people I have posted on my blog (I’m proud of that) but can’t older people learn something from the younger generation? Don’t be so literal, if look at things in a more abstract and inspirational way and you will get so much more out of this blog.
Hm, maybe the reason people feel that older men and women are underrepresented is because the pictures of them donÂ´t pop the same way. Our instincts donÂ´t react by sorting them into competition or possible conquests, and thus they donÂ´t get as much attention
I don’t think the coat is too baggy. When one reaches a certain age, one must allow themselves a bit of “room to grow”. My friend here probably won’t be hitting Gold’s on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to keep himself in a pair of skinny jeans.
This is his style, not an ill attempt at what seems to be the modern trend.
Sart – I found your blog a couple weeks ago and it’s now part of my daily blog reading…thank you for the wonderful photos and examples of different kinds of personal style found on streets around the world.
With regards to showing more “stylish older women” on your pages I read the original post as to mean more women closer to the posters age – over 60, not over 40.
You have a nice mix of people and ages but I think the idea of “women over 40″ as falling in the same category as the gentleman in Old Man Style to be off base.
Not only do I love the style, I love the picture as a whole. There is a very warm feeling with the light illuminating from the storefront window. The light is a perfect representation of the afternoon sun setting in the late fall/winter. I feel like this gentlemen is on his way to grab an “Old Fashioned” at a sophisticated lounge, hotel bar or restaurant.
Yes that’s what’s so interesting about seeing ‘old’ and youth dressed as they really are. Although some youth think anyone over 30 is old, so we don’t see this range in magazines or ad campaigns that much.
pssh, what makes this blog stand out from not only fashion magazines, but also street style blogs, is its eclectic nature. take a look at some of the others – they’re all 25 year old hipsters wearing what ranges from tacky to cute, but all the same. i think sart brings about the character of nyc and the wonderfully imaganitive style of its residents.
also, i’d venture to say even young men can have old man style, but sadly, most are not so lucky.
Sart, please keep taking pictures of whomever you want, without countng up how many pictures of this type and that type of person you’re shooting … and if no older ladies catch your eye for a while, then so be it.
Just thought I’d let you know that I’m with you on your response to Anon 1.42.
Loved it and so agree about the black; just not sure about the “old man’s style” comment; do you also use the phrase “old women’s style” ? Sorry nothing PC intended, just the reality in which we live; stop 100 people under 30 on the street and ask them what comes to mind.