Monday, February 14, 2011

On the Street….Caftan and Coat, Paris

I love what Robert has been doing lately mixing caftans with tradition overcoats. Robert is ultra chic almost specifically because what he does is so subtle.


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  1. Beautycountry

    February 14, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    So freakin' cool!!!


  2. beba

    February 14, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    He seems so lovely and wise (:

    Peace and love!

  3. tiffany.

    February 14, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    yeah that guy is awesome!


  4. Maryanne

    February 14, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    very elegant & dapper gentleman.

  5. Coco

    February 14, 2011 at 4:33 pm


  6. Beverly Bohan

    February 14, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Amazing. Just amazing.

  7. Lisa

    February 14, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    I'm from Germany, so sorry for my English…

    He is so cute with his long beard and his Iphone :D
    I like his jackets – both of them!
    They match his type.

  8. Mary ❀ Mur

    February 14, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    i love this post so much!.))*

  9. mll mag

    February 14, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    beautiful pics ;))

  10. Cristy and Duda

    February 14, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    What a polished look, love these photos

  11. Anonymous

    February 14, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    I do like this unique look. He wears it well with classy written all over it.

  12. Melanie

    February 14, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Exquisite, the color palette and the details in the first picture are very refined. Inspiring, even for women.

  13. syd vicious

    February 14, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    I like the detail on the first coat!

  14. That's Not My Age

    February 14, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    He's got great style – and a fine selection of overcoats!

  15. Anonymous

    February 14, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Actually he is ultra chic mostly because he's extremely handsome. People like him look great wearing almost everything.

  16. Kari

    February 14, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    beautiful. smile.

  17. cirkles

    February 14, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Beautiful pictures. Love your blog!


  18. poupette

    February 14, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    What a great eye he has

  19. Anonymous

    February 14, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    So sexy!

  20. Francesca

    February 14, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    love love love the detail on that coat!


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  21. Anonymous

    February 14, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    The most beautiful man.xx Timeless.

  22. Vasilieva

    February 14, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    love these photos, and the colours are just perfect

  23. ildaarvidsson

    February 14, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    LOVE Roberts style a lot!
    I would like to say to him to keep up the good work :)

  24. aaagata

    February 14, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    love this

  25. Anonymous

    February 14, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    epitome of personal style!


  26. rallou theodoridou

    February 14, 2011 at 5:36 pm


  27. Jessie

    February 14, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    whata happy man! how nice.


    February 14, 2011 at 5:42 pm


  29. Anonymous

    February 14, 2011 at 6:05 pm



    February 14, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    amazing shots– his coat is very chic.


  31. Anonymous

    February 14, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    sorry for my ignorance, but who is he? Robert what?

  32. Fashion Nerd

    February 14, 2011 at 6:20 pm

  33. Wida

    February 14, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    He looks great!

    Missing Amsie Blog


    February 14, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    Sartorialist, I just read your biography and it amazed me – you are such an inspiration to me, I have so much respect for you and look foward to your blog everyday.


  35. Susan Krzywicki

    February 14, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    This echoes the earlier conversation about sleeve length. I like a shorter sleeve length on a coat – male or female. But then, the folded-over caftan sleeve doesn't seem right to me. And it starts to billow out under the coat sleeve.

    This is also common when the under garment is a knit and the outer garment is a woven – the shorter outer garment then exposes too much of the underlying sleeve and it looks awkward.

    He is avoiding it in these pix – but just barely. He is so pulled-together looking that it doesn't matter for the photos. He just looks great.

    How do others feel about this?

  36. Trou, .bleuebird

    February 14, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    I really like the protruding sleeves in the first photo.

  37. sanmiguelense

    February 14, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Thanks for the arrow cupid! I love him!

  38. HStrang

    February 14, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    The only thing he's missing is a cigar. Thank you for your continual commitment to beauty.

    Happy Valentine's Day!

  39. Jerome C.

    February 14, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    i love his coats totally :D

    Check out my florence Street fashion project on my blog!!!

  40. caribbelle

    February 14, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    I'm loving the details of the cuff. He wears it well.

  41. Espen

    February 14, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    I just love that he understands to mix and match elegant garments with the rugged texture of the overcoat.

  42. pau

    February 14, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    what a handsome man!!

  43. Anonymous

    February 14, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Yes, please tell us who this beautiful man is..Robert WHO!

  44. Anonymous

    February 14, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Kaftans are one of those timeless traditional garments that look amazing on both men and women!
    The gentleman wears it really nicely, I'd like to see his summer way of wearing it :)

    The detail the kaftan and it trimmings bring to this look feels like it could be picked up in a few seasons, like a moving on from the folk trends.
    Really inspiring!!
    Love your blog for that!

  45. Anonymous

    February 14, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    very romantic

  46. My Heart Blogged

    February 14, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    I like how it peaks out, and matches the others colors in the outfit. Very classy.
    My Heart Blogged

  47. Beci Marie

    February 14, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    I absolutely LOVE the camel colours in the first picture. Robert is always so stylish. But I can't help thinking he'd be so drop dead gorgeous if he just had a shave!

  48. H-ill

    February 14, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Robert Rabensteiner, always impressive! I'm curious to know what shoes he's wearing in those pictures


  49. PrĂȘt Ă  Porter P

    February 14, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    This is excellent. I can understand what you mean about subtly, especially when mixing in elements from other cultures. It's very chic when that piece isn't screaming out for attention.

  50. kathrynnova

    February 14, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    i, personally, would much rather be lounging in a caftan and planning a brunch…. but he looks unique and quite dapper…

  51. Kristel Louisa

    February 14, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Love his coats. I like the details of the caftans. Amazing.

    en la moda

  52. Anonymous

    February 14, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Ceci me fait penser fortement du Maroc! Genial!

  53. kate

    February 15, 2011 at 1:37 am

    So many iPhones!! Ha I wonder if you have seen any rooms where every single person is there phone. I wouldn't be surprised. But seriously great photo. He reminds me of someone.

  54. Zanele Bukani

    February 15, 2011 at 1:46 am

    What a stunning man, he makes these clothes look awesome! Great combination…

  55. Istanbulboy

    February 15, 2011 at 2:51 am

    I just adore Robert and his unique sense of style. I am a big fan too!!! He just works it!


  56. PJ

    February 15, 2011 at 2:52 am

    Bohemian, mysterious, and totally convincing.

    His lack of accessories is part of the style he has created for himself. No hat, scarf, shades, and thankfully no cigar;), only his Hemingway style beard.

    It ads to the impression of an adventurous gentleman. As if he were saved from a shipwreck – and given the captain's best coat.

  57. katrina kay

    February 15, 2011 at 3:19 am

    fashion week means a lot of posts on this blog! i love it~

  58. Nicola

    February 15, 2011 at 3:39 am

    A fantastic combination individual yet sophisticated. He is very intriguing

  59. thwany

    February 15, 2011 at 3:50 am

    i hope i look as handsome as he does at that age.

  60. Irina

    February 15, 2011 at 3:56 am

    He reminds me of a Russian Czar in that caftan (he kinda looks Russian with that beard too), by the way, its pronounced the same in Russian.

  61. LĂ©onore

    February 15, 2011 at 4:08 am

    Very chic!

  62. M.

    February 15, 2011 at 4:21 am

    Renaissance gentleman in the first pic. Love the shirt.

  63. reigs

    February 15, 2011 at 4:50 am

    Very Chic Robert and keep the beard (even in summer).
    A friend who lived in Paris says the Parisiennes don't like bright colours in clothes and mainly wear black. Can this be true?

  64. Something White

    February 15, 2011 at 5:20 am

    Very handsome gentleman!

  65. Next-Trend

    February 15, 2011 at 5:57 am

    These men are so cool :)

  66. linda

    February 15, 2011 at 6:00 am

    beautiful chaos

  67. meenal @ maison marigold

    February 15, 2011 at 6:09 am

    One needs a mix of chutzpah and nonchalance to carry off this unusual though immensely elegant look…Robert surely has them both!!

  68. zeste de citron

    February 15, 2011 at 7:32 am

    so classy and cool :)

  69. scandinavian standard

    February 15, 2011 at 7:47 am

    beautiful man!

  70. Mens Cufflinks

    February 15, 2011 at 8:07 am

    The trio of Caftan,Coat and Paris is just perfect.And the smile makes it more adorable.

  71. IS THIS IT? models review

    February 15, 2011 at 8:17 am

    Not totally convinced, but… unique for sure, and I love his attitude.

  72. Auntie Jesse

    February 15, 2011 at 8:43 am

    I agree with Mens Cufflinks…..His smile makes me smile and I LOVE that beard!

  73. Sophie Mhabille

    February 15, 2011 at 8:57 am

    yeah, it is so chic and original to mix caftans with classic coat <3

  74. Anonymous

    February 15, 2011 at 9:06 am

    Please forgive me for my ignorance, but he is Robert WHO???
    Anyway, he is a very stylish gentleman and an inspiration for everybody.

  75. Liz

    February 15, 2011 at 9:09 am

    Seems, like he is from another century. Only his IPhone remembers of today`s world !

  76. Jacob Shields

    February 15, 2011 at 10:11 am

    I love this combo! I would have never thought of that on my own.

  77. Liv

    February 15, 2011 at 10:29 am

    why not

  78. proletarian Great Gatsby

    February 15, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Elegant,cosmopolitan,intercultural.YES HE CAN

  79. Anonymous

    February 15, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    This man is SO handsome. The whole package.

  80. Anonymous

    February 15, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    smile to kill for!


  81. Alec OJ

    February 15, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Love it!

  82. Gene

    February 15, 2011 at 2:09 pm

  83. Honour Pearl

    February 15, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Very elegant

  84. Anonymous

    February 15, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    wow! who is he?

  85. olafgermany

    February 15, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    This man and his style is gorgeous. Always stylish, never too rich with a huge portion of life experience. I can wear these things directly. Where can i find a kaftan like that ?

  86. Anonymous

    February 15, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Are you kidding me with that beautiful, artful beard! How handsome…wish more men had beards…

  87. cometa

    February 15, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Kind of Nineteenth a century spirit, very elegant.

  88. Grace Escudero - The Afeminada

    February 16, 2011 at 1:34 am

    Caftans and overcoats? How interesting!


  89. Zuuwa

    February 16, 2011 at 6:31 am

    stylish men! ;)

  90. Tara's Dolce Vita

    February 16, 2011 at 8:33 am


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  92. Anonymous

    February 16, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Who is he and where can I find him? Gorgeous.

  93. The Khaki Crusader

    February 16, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    love the top photo. inspiring

  94. ParisandDawn

    February 16, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    he looks totally different from my grandpa but in someway and somehow, he reminds me of my grandpa. The vibe.
    Great photo
    on another note, ilove the quote.

  95. Ines Mery.b

    February 17, 2011 at 3:42 am

    This is not a Caftan, this is a Jabador… A caftan is a traditional Moroccan dress for women;)

  96. onlycoolcats

    February 17, 2011 at 5:04 am

    only 2 words: stylish and handsome! damn handsome:)

  97. zizou

    February 17, 2011 at 6:44 am

    Gorgeous!! But this is not Caftan. This is a Jellaba. I know as i am in Morroco and that is what most men wear a coat.

  98. Anonymous

    February 17, 2011 at 8:39 am


  99. Bora K

    February 17, 2011 at 10:46 am


  100. Anonymous

    February 17, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    I LOVE ROBERT! He's one inspirational man.

  101. MyGirlFlorence

    February 18, 2011 at 12:42 am

    I love the details in the first image, it adds such an interesting element to it.

  102. Chris Formosa

    February 18, 2011 at 1:06 am

    so handsome! Love his style!


    February 19, 2011 at 12:09 am

    Just an awesome guy. He appears to be such a wise person.

  104. Anonymous

    February 19, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    A great simple look – yet difficult to put together.

  105. loveus

    February 20, 2011 at 12:18 am

    it comes with no thought. If it did it would be overdone. ox

  106. Handcrafts by Heather

    February 25, 2011 at 1:02 am

    Being knee length, and worn by a man, would this rather be designated a kurta? Perhaps I am mistaken but I thought caftan/kaftan were worn primarily by women and always are ankle length.

  107. NextCenturySean

    February 25, 2011 at 1:48 am

    Adore this man and his style. On my website I have a category called 'progress chic' that describes something that references the past but is thoroughly modern. I can't think of a better example than Robert's caftan/coat combo.

  108. El coolhunter accidental

    February 27, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Interesting and nice mix….


    April 30, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    It’s so good to see the class is a absolutely a question of age : OMD I talked about age in the fashion industry ! :)


    February 21, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    He’s one inspirational man.

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