I love black and white photographs for their ability to bring greater emphasis to the graphic patterns of a man’s wardrobe.


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  1. Bohemian Style

    March 22, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Great scarf!


  2. Aurélie & Angelo

    March 22, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Beautiful shot! Classic!



    March 22, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    This guy – and his beard – were a definite showstopper at Milan Fashion Week. A great sense of sartorial elegance!!


  4. White Perla

    March 22, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Nice black and white photo. I like it too.


  5. Natasha Fatah

    March 22, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    This guy’s face is awesome. I love the sly look to the side. The mole. The facial hair. It’s all good.


  6. Huliganjetta

    March 22, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    A strong image!

  7. j

    March 22, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    I’m afraid in this case, color would have been nice. It’s a crucial element to the successful mixing of patterns, and it’s something you totally lose here.

  8. irene

    March 22, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    what u say is true!
    you always give me precious lessons!


  9. Stephanie

    March 22, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    I love B&W photos… they have something special… emotional perhaps!!! Gorgeous!!
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  10. Johnny

    March 22, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Such an intense look!

  11. robert

    March 22, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    • Brad

      January 1, 2013 at 8:50 pm

      Angelo Flaccavento

  12. Reptilia

    March 22, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    I think this photo is perfect!!



  13. Laura

    March 22, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Beautiful photo! I love the blurred in the back!


  14. WishfulThinker

    March 22, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    I love that all those bold, solid fabrics emphasize how beautiful and delicate his glasses are. And the eyes! So full of life. Lovely.


  15. Off Duty Chic

    March 22, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Black & white photography really does allow you to focus on the subject without the distraction of colour…


  16. Danny Turnbull

    March 22, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Very nice. The scarf is a nice touch.

  17. Dominika

    March 22, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    fantastic picture!


  18. macfer

    March 22, 2012 at 4:56 pm

  19. Xeana

    March 22, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    A wonderful photo. And this style of the man is perfect.

    From http://www.xeanafashion.com

  20. Judith

    March 22, 2012 at 5:01 pm

  21. Bryan Green

    March 22, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    This man is my fashion idol, along with Sam Lambert.

  22. Monsieur Marcel

    March 22, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    An excellent example to illustrate your point: this b/w photo, akin to a charcoal or pencil drawing, brings out the values (the different shades of gray between black and white) of the textures–even his beard and skin are integral to the composition. The weave and patterns of the hat, tie, scarf and jacket are photographic equivalents of the techniques used to create shading: hatching and cross-hatching.

  23. blue roses

    March 22, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    textures, given new focus
    with black, gray, and white.

  24. Elisa Eymery

    March 22, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    A bearded man in a suit. What’s not to like.


    Wandering Minds


  25. Elaine

    March 22, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    The photo is amazing how you can see the stitches in his knit scarf.

  26. Stylefootprints

    March 22, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    I love back and white photos too. Something so classic about them.

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  27. Chahrazad

    March 22, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    He has something mysterious. Lovely picture!


  28. Stylosophism

    March 22, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    I love b&w so much


  29. Angeles

    March 22, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Perfect B&W!…You are great!


  30. Taipei Style

    March 22, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    And how many different patterns! The hat, the tie, the scarf, the shirt, the jacket… even the beard! Great picture!


  31. Clara Turbay

    March 22, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    i just love it. Great picture!

  32. Simbarashe

    March 22, 2012 at 9:05 pm


  33. Alison

    March 22, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Amazing photo. You really do notice all of the textures of his clothing.


  34. Billiard man

    March 22, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Color would not give the same magic & mystery this monochrome masterpiece has!
    You have captured so much more!

    Billiard man

  35. Pi

    March 23, 2012 at 12:04 am

    This is a perfect picture.

    The tie, the plaid, the texture in the scarf…

  36. Cristián Pavez Díaz

    March 23, 2012 at 12:17 am

    Great texturing!! He really looks like a boss!
    Greetings from Santiago, Chile.

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  37. Heather Strang

    March 23, 2012 at 2:42 am

    Black and white photography definitely brings an edge to an image that color just can’t quite grasp. In color I may not be as intrigued by this man. Now, it’s not just his clothes I’m looking at, but I’m wondering what he’s thinking about so intently. B&W gives a raw seriousness to any photo – even in fashion. Thanks for sharing this!

  38. L'abito fa la monaca

    March 23, 2012 at 3:24 am

    NICE SHOT!!!!!

  39. The life after

    March 23, 2012 at 4:43 am

    Really beautiful portrait! Black and white makes everything looking better and more fascinating.

    The Life After

  40. Serdane

    March 23, 2012 at 5:04 am

  41. peter

    March 23, 2012 at 6:00 am

    beards rock, the proof is here

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  42. Mia

    March 23, 2012 at 6:39 am

  43. bonnie, clyde and marni

    March 23, 2012 at 7:00 am

    amazing photo!!!!!!!!!

  44. Iris

    March 23, 2012 at 9:55 am

  45. street Lovely

    March 23, 2012 at 11:26 am

    There’s something always impressive about a great, full beard.
    Street Lovely

  46. eepek

    March 23, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    love the scarf, and yes the b&w makes you focus on patterns & textures. awesome!

  47. Bonnie McCarthy

    March 23, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    What a wonderful, textural photo -love that you did it in black and white! Great!

  48. ed

    March 23, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    the first thing i noticed was the subtle yet striking plaid in the suit. touche


  49. Alessandra Frega

    March 23, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    I love the black and white contrast!!!!

  50. Samuel Whiskers

    March 23, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    I generally agree with you about BW, and that scarf is great. (It’s great period and it’s great in BW.) But in this case I’d like to see the colors in the plaid and how they work with the colors in the tie. Kinda like the way the guy’s cutting his gaze to his left. Don’t know why.

  51. Charikleia

    March 24, 2012 at 5:23 am

    Oh I love this scarf, my grandma used to make those for us kids!

    I like the photo in Black and White, gives it more mystery but I agree with j above that I would like to see it in colour too.

    By the way, I love the way this genteleman dresses!

    A big kiss from Greece!

  52. deannamansell

    March 24, 2012 at 5:32 am

    beautiful man, love the hat,jacket,tie and glasses like the feel of the scarf but not sure its the best one, would love to see him in a t shirt .

  53. CBC

    March 24, 2012 at 8:20 am

    He looks sooo different in blk/white……could we a frame from old Italian movie

  54. Ría

    March 24, 2012 at 5:33 pm

  55. koolphoto

    March 24, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Love it too…

  56. Nastya Said

    March 25, 2012 at 5:44 am

    b&w photos depict through the simpleness a great contrast and tranquility of a character


  57. Ingrid // Pretty Harbor

    March 26, 2012 at 6:28 am

    Oh, it’s a very elegant look! And his hat is so beautiful!!!

    Pretty Harbor // Jewellery

  58. Jane Alisa

    March 26, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    What a fabulous gent, I adore his tie!


  59. David

    March 27, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Always simply classic. I try to do that, but have been wearing bow ties for 25 years.

  60. enrique vega

    March 29, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Me encanta Tthesartorialist

  61. nicola

    April 3, 2012 at 7:49 am

    this is the look of intelligence.

  62. Judith

    April 25, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    This may be one of my favorite photos of yours. Hands down.

  63. Judith Caroline

    April 25, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    One of my favorite photos of yours. Hands down. (:

  64. renzo camplone

    December 18, 2013 at 9:30 am

    The one and only

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