Thursday, October 25, 2012

On the Street…..Downtown, Johannesburg, SA


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  1. Betsy

    October 25, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Great style everywhere.

  2. joyacoustics

    October 25, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    I think the tie is the highlight of this outfit. The shoes are also nice.

  3. Gentlemeter

    October 25, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Loved the colors. Another wonderful catch, congrats.:)

  4. Lawrence Dube

    October 25, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    I love the vibrant colors from the women in the background….

  5. Busi

    October 25, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    I love that you’re in Jo’burg. This look is smart and stylish yet relaxed; a true jo’burger. I love the shoes.

  6. Votre Amie

    October 25, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    incredible face – classic look. love it

  7. Becky Bedbug

    October 25, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    For me, the woman in the background is much more interesting than this man. I’d love to see her in more detail.


  8. Adeola Naomi

    October 25, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Class at old age!!
    Loving that coat

  9. Gray Cat Can Fly

    October 25, 2012 at 2:27 pm


  10. Alice

    October 25, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Beautiful. My favourite photo so far.

  11. Rafaella Ramos

    October 25, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Uhuuuu que estiloooo! Amei


  12. Desiree

    October 25, 2012 at 2:41 pm

  13. Tracey

    October 25, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    A stylish gentleman, indeed! I also love the colourful combinations on the woman in the background.

  14. Mr Essentialist

    October 25, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Nothing beats a classic camel coat.

  15. Ciiku

    October 25, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    I am so excited that you are in SA!
    Hope sometime soon you go a bit north and end up in East Africa!

  16. Bonnie, Clyde and Marni

    October 25, 2012 at 2:49 pm

  17. Catherine

    October 25, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Such a fantastic pic!

  18. Luella

    October 25, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    I love everything about this photo – the man’s expression, his stance, his clothes, the background. It tells such a story.

  19. Simbarashe

    October 25, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    I love these. The contrast of the shoes is an interesting choice!


    October 25, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    nice picture!!!

  21. mmkinjozi

    October 25, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Welcome to Jozi! Fantastic that you’re here.

  22. van

    October 25, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    It’s a smart chromatic composition.

  23. Laura

    October 25, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Nice style, love the shoes!

  24. Sevan

    October 25, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Camel coat, always a classic, but I’m intrigued by the lady’s outfit in the background. She is wearing fantastic colors and I would like to see her closer.

  25. Ophelia

    October 25, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Sartorialist in Jozi. Yes!

  26. camille reddress

    October 25, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    funny how lots of people want to see ‘the woman in the background’. they see an african woman in a headwrap and a burden on her head and see it as more ‘exotic’ or ‘authentic’. interesting. that is why i love your shots Scott because you photograph what you see not what is perceived to be ‘typical’ of a place or people.
    yep this S.A man loves him camel coat and he looks amazing in it.

    • Marianne

      October 31, 2012 at 8:01 am

      So true Camille!

  27. Atish Jogi

    October 25, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    The shoes are old golf shoes, it is likely that this man has worked as or is currently working as a caddy at one of the many golf courses in Johannesburg. Great Shot! Welcome to South Africa!

    • Energie

      October 26, 2012 at 5:00 am

      I’m sorry, but you have absolutely no way of being able to make that assumption – he could have bought the shoes, or assuming they are golf shoes, he could be a golf player. You have no way of assuming that he is/was a caddy.

  28. Ana

    October 25, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    He somehow reminds me of Morgan Freeman!

  29. Tamarello

    October 25, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    So awesome to see Johannesburg and SA featured on your blog. Its good to see a bit of home posted on, Love these pics. Would be awesome if you had a book signing in SA.

  30. Angela

    October 25, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Style across the lands!

  31. Dora

    October 25, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Love him.

  32. Nico

    October 25, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Stylish without he wanna be it!

  33. Belinda

    October 25, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    LOVE his style.

  34. Style begins at forty

    October 25, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Very impressive photo.
    Unconscious elegance!

  35. Thapii

    October 25, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Finally! you have photos from my hometown!! i am so excited :)

  36. Zyx

    October 25, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Wow, the woman in the background, not afraid to shine…love her shoes, also that the vibrant pink in her headscarf and wrap-sarong thing is echoing the color of his tie…

  37. victor

    October 25, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Great coat!

  38. Miranda

    October 25, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    I was in the Peace Corps in Africa, and this picture makes me so nostalgic for that time in my life. I have a feeling the whole series of photos from S. Africa is going to be the same way. It’s the way his face looks like a map of his life, that’s what really takes me back there.

    Thank you for helping me relive the memories. Much appreciated.

  39. Tammara Shelley

    October 26, 2012 at 1:34 am

    Wow! I really like his coat!

  40. Stacey Sweeney

    October 26, 2012 at 1:43 am

    Nice shoes! I love his look. Everything about him is so elegant!

  41. Dip It Black

    October 26, 2012 at 2:11 am

    Love the color setting of this picture!
    Stunning shot!


  42. joe

    October 26, 2012 at 3:03 am

    Morgan Freeman

  43. Marieke

    October 26, 2012 at 3:30 am

    Nice shot! I love the contrast in this photo: the modest western style of the man and the vibrant colors that the lady is wearing. The expression of the man is interesting, makes me wonder what his story is.

  44. Amy

    October 26, 2012 at 3:31 am

    Welcome ! Please come down to Cape Town and have a book signing.
    Love the pics, seeing our hood with new eyes shows us what makes us so unique and so special.

  45. Energie

    October 26, 2012 at 5:16 am

    Love this photo a lot! For those interested, the woman in the background is wearing a traditional Tsonga outfit; very commonly seen in downtown Joburg on Tsonga women, for some reason mostly on those that sell food and other things on the streets.

  46. McKenzie

    October 26, 2012 at 5:31 am

    Wow, so much style for a man of his age! His expression looks so wise too, I love this shot.

  47. Video lite

    October 26, 2012 at 6:26 am

    Love the shoes and the sweater-tie combination. Distinguished gentleman

  48. Omphi Bear

    October 26, 2012 at 8:17 am

    Welcome to our beautiful country!! This man is SUCH a typical South african. Love his coat. and those SHOES!!! Loving the traditional Tsonga woman in the background.

  49. Rwi

    October 26, 2012 at 9:43 am

    A coat? Isn’t it summer?

  50. Dora MarĂ­a

    October 26, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Luce cansado y clásico.

  51. Monsieur Marcel

    October 26, 2012 at 10:03 am

    The red tie is color-pop perfect with those neutrals.

  52. debbie

    October 26, 2012 at 1:58 pm


  53. Brown

    October 27, 2012 at 5:01 am

    Ah Jo’burg, how nice it is to meet this way :)

  54. Linda

    October 27, 2012 at 9:58 am

    That is Jozi for sure.

    After following your blog since it’s inception I finally get to see my home featured….how surreal!

    I hope you enjoyed our home.

  55. amy

    October 27, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    This man is class.

  56. Silvia

    October 27, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    I am somehow much more interested in the woman in the background. Beautiful, bright colors and is not afraid of a little hard work.

  57. Highland Fashionista

    October 28, 2012 at 4:41 am

    This is amazing. SO put together! I am going to get me some saddle shoes on the back of this photo!

  58. Maru

    October 28, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    It’s refreshing to see real people Scott… I love fashion but that’s what really captivated me of your site at the beginning. This images say so much about the person, the clothes talk about the person, and say great things that are not “look at me, please look at me”. It ca be a bit tireing to see such eagerness for something ephimerous. That’s not what fashion is about, to me anyway… Again, some fresh air. Thanks

  59. Pauline Phiri

    October 29, 2012 at 2:47 am

    Aha – Scott in Jozi – welcome!!!

  60. sunbeam

    October 29, 2012 at 6:29 am

    Is it just me or is SA on the come up?

  61. JM

    October 29, 2012 at 8:38 am

    This is one of the best photos of the year. There is a depth to this guy that I rarely see in many of the over-dressed youngsters photographed in the parks of NYC and Paris, and the streets of Milan and London. I love seeing people with a sense of personal style, and I think that style is something that older people have that the 40-and-under set try, unsuccessfully, to buy.

  62. carmen

    October 29, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    I´m not sure what i like more…the man in the front or the woman at the back…

  63. Daisy Nguyen

    October 30, 2012 at 11:31 am

    You’re showing that there is beauty everywhere, we just need to slow down to see it. Thank you for sharing this photo! I LOVE simple elegance he exudes. You can tell there are lots of stories underneath!

    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:

  64. pam

    October 30, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    i LOVE your eye in SA. please continue

  65. hiroyuki

    November 1, 2012 at 11:47 am

    black man with camel color coat is always best choice at all.

  66. Lola

    November 3, 2012 at 9:09 am

    I’m absolutely Loving the Jozi pics especially this one! I’m a great fan of your work and so happy that Jozi has a place on your blog now.

    From a long time fan in sunny Johannesburg

  67. Nika

    November 4, 2012 at 5:43 am

    I love how he is carrying a (I reckon) grocery bag! He looks very nice.

  68. Lara Van der Vil

    November 9, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    I am amazed!

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