Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Old Man Style….UES, Manhattan


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  1. Anonymous

    November 28, 2006 at 8:24 am

    You know he has lived a full life! And that smile is his best accessory. Doesn’t it say it all? Isn’t his whole outfit in that smile?

  2. Anonymous

    November 28, 2006 at 8:43 am

    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.

  3. Anonymous

    November 28, 2006 at 8:53 am

    No mistaking this man for a bum or homeless person.

  4. Anonymous

    November 28, 2006 at 8:58 am

    Wow. Talk about an elegant gentleman.

    FYI: Love your page in GQ.

  5. Butch

    November 28, 2006 at 10:16 am

    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.


  6. Anonymous

    November 28, 2006 at 11:24 am

    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…

  7. Anonymous

    November 28, 2006 at 11:33 am

    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…

  8. Anonymous

    November 28, 2006 at 12:02 pm

    Great and timeless style! And his smile can make your day!

  9. Anonymous

    November 28, 2006 at 12:09 pm

    Papy sexy.

  10. Anonymous

    November 28, 2006 at 12:33 pm

    I cringe every time I see that “Old Man” Style heading.
    I think “Style” without the age qualifier would do just fine.

  11. savvylondon

    November 28, 2006 at 12:49 pm

    adopting him. totally adopting him.

  12. Alice Olive

    November 28, 2006 at 12:57 pm

    I agree with anon at 8.24 – his smile is his best accessory! An elegant gentleman!

  13. Anonymous

    November 28, 2006 at 1:29 pm

    A real Gentleman. With a capital G.


  14. Anonymous

    November 28, 2006 at 1:42 pm

    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).

  15. McQueen

    November 28, 2006 at 1:43 pm

    Going against the grain i’m gonna say the coat is too long. But then that’s the case with 95% of men’s overcoats- i’ll never understand why so many men want a coat that looks like a dress…

  16. Anonymous

    November 28, 2006 at 2:40 pm

    anon 11:33- Most suits from the 30-50′s had no vents.

  17. Anonymous

    November 28, 2006 at 2:41 pm

    So what do you do if someone doesn’t want a photo taken, do you just walk away or do you take the photo anyway?

    just wondering!

    Also thank you for taking fashion out of corporate magazine and elite design companies and back to the streets, where it really is created isn’t it?!!

  18. ken

    November 28, 2006 at 3:19 pm

    What do we think of the length of his trousers?

  19. Anonymous

    November 28, 2006 at 5:14 pm

    I’m intrigued by how long his pants are. He’s got quite a break going there. But I like it, I’m not buying into this Thom Browne capri nonsense.

  20. Anonymous

    November 28, 2006 at 5:54 pm

    Apparently most of you people haven’t been to a small town Methodist church service in the winter. A good number of senior gentlemen are as dapper looking as this man.

  21. The Pedantic Prick

    November 28, 2006 at 6:15 pm

    Sart seems to have a bizarre fondness for old men in enormous, ill-fitting coats. At least this one isn’t wearing a hideous girly backpack.

  22. The Sartorialist

    November 28, 2006 at 7:13 pm

    to Anon 2:41

    If someone doesn’t want their picture taken I say thanks and walk away.

    I figure it is just part of the job – Everything is going so good right now I’m not gonna mess up my karma by taking pictures I shouldn’t

  23. The Sartorialist

    November 28, 2006 at 7:19 pm

    I mean “old man style” in a very affectionate way.

    Men of the older generation just do have a different way of dressing and i think that is great – that is why I try to highlight it on The Sartorialist

    Again I think I show a very wide range of styles, ages, races and income levels on my blog – more than any magazine I can think of so lets not get over pc about this.

  24. The Sartorialist

    November 28, 2006 at 7:33 pm

    Anon 1:42

    Sorry but this pisses me off a little bit.

    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.

    sorry, rant over

  25. Anonymous

    November 28, 2006 at 8:13 pm

    i think this picture embodies why i and maybe so many other people love The Satorialist. It’s because of the smiles on the people’s faces when they are photographed.

  26. Tadeusz

    November 28, 2006 at 9:32 pm

    Hm, maybe the reason people feel that older men and women are underrepresented is because the pictures of them don´t pop the same way. Our instincts don´t react by sorting them into competition or possible conquests, and thus they don´t get as much attention

  27. Dalilips

    November 28, 2006 at 10:31 pm

    Elegance, style, joy at any age!

  28. marie

    November 28, 2006 at 11:15 pm

    He looks just like my grandfather, whom I miss dearly. :(

  29. D. Kay

    November 28, 2006 at 11:26 pm


    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.

  30. left coast becca

    November 28, 2006 at 11:40 pm

    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.

    Just my two cents.

  31. Anonymous

    November 28, 2006 at 11:47 pm

    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.

  32. stacy (la, ca)

    November 29, 2006 at 12:41 am

    A wonderful look. … and another coat pocket-square! Well, for me this settles that issue for all time — of course, a pocket square on a coat accents things so beautifully!

  33. AlanC

    November 29, 2006 at 12:45 am

    What’s the deal with the complaints about the overcoat? It’s a traditional overcoat in a traditional fit. It doesn’t look like a dress; it looks like an overcoat.

  34. vintagent

    November 29, 2006 at 2:10 am

    I’m shocked that no one has mentioned the pocket square in his overcoat! We had a discussion about this a few weeks ago; our ‘old man with style’ shows that it works!

  35. Anonymous

    November 29, 2006 at 2:29 am

    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.

    thank you

  36. ageez

    November 29, 2006 at 11:33 am

    i love old man style! i wish we could see more of it. i like that some “gentlemen of a certain age” haven’t forgotten what fun it is to dress well.

  37. Anonymous

    November 29, 2006 at 2:50 pm

    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.

  38. Anonymous

    November 29, 2006 at 2:53 pm

    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.

  39. Joe Frances

    November 29, 2006 at 9:35 pm

    It may be “old man” but I am just 50 which is probably totally ancient, but I try to emulate this look in the winter. Love it. Love it.

  40. Anonymous

    November 30, 2006 at 12:43 am

    isn’t he morly shafer from 60 minutes? Anyone agree?

  41. Tiger Cavill

    December 7, 2006 at 10:32 am

    What a charming gentleman! So sparkly and beautifully dressed. They just don’t make them like they used to!

  42. Anonymous

    January 12, 2007 at 11:35 pm

    This man has some serious business. How gangster of him.

  43. Anonymous

    February 5, 2007 at 2:57 am

    Now this is a man that just screams style. Love the touch of blue!

  44. Anonymous

    February 5, 2007 at 12:41 pm

    Very sleek! . . Daddy Warbucks!

  45. Anonymous

    February 8, 2007 at 4:48 am

    I want to give this guy a hug! Theres something about him that I love.. I think it’s the smile. First time I’ve been on your blog, its amazing!

  46. biglakestyle

    February 1, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    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.

  47. Tina

    June 27, 2015 at 10:17 am

    How nice It’d be to go for a walk with this guy…

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