Do you know what makes this outfit? The sleeve length. Somehow, if they were shorter and revealed cuffs and links, it would seem contrived or too design-y. This way it seems more natural and accessible. Also, the shined shoes and pressed pant are marks of someone who takes care of what they have. Happy Easter!
What a gorgeous portrait of this man. The pose with that cigarette leaving thoughts fly in the smoke, the eyes looking to oneside -somewhere we don't see- maybe seeking for new hopes, the shoes pointing to the other side… just stunning. I love it
His ease, seasoned critical gaze, elegant style, seen-it-all supreme confidence could just as easily been a shot from front row Pitti U'omo. Joining him, of course, would be Lino, Ricci bros, Laipo and all the other usual suspect cool cat statesmen of style.
exquisite tonal and textural qualities Scott. Glorious get.
sooo handsome! i love seeing the older gentlemen in this blog always looking so sharp! makes me wanna be an older lady each time so i could date em! anywho, i love this photograph, he's so sharp- i love his bowler hat, his pocket square, the way he's sitting, the cigarette, and his cell phone right next to him! stunning, i also love the setting- great contrast! beautiful picture!
AHH! This shot is amazinggggggg! I love that his black matches throughout, so it doesn't matter that he has different texture with his suit, socks, bowler, and shoes. I also like that the lighting gives his white tie/shirt/kerchief a pinkish tint. The only thing I don't dig is the glasses/rings. I don't know why, but they seem to detract from the rest for me.
Also he looks weirdly like a thinner version of an English teacher at my school…
To Vanessa at Project Zen i say, please look at this 3-photo series of Easter in Harlem. I hope that you realize how narrow minded your comment is. "these neighborhoods", "no one", "upper class"…. Dignity, style and character are not limited to class and or neighborhoods. Maybe take a stroll in one of "these neighborhoods" and open your eyes, but more importantly your mind….
he's chillin' and he knows that his look is put together. to him, the only people surprised by this are those who don't know. he also looks to have come of age when people took better poses in photographs. while a dress shoe vs a loafer could have been nice he looks sharp and he looks like he's having a nice day looking nice.
Cool. The epitome of cool. Generally I'm not a big fan of black suits or slip ons w/ a suit and tie combo, but this man has pulled it off perfectly. We all know smoking is unhealthy, yet the cigarette just goes well w/ his distinguished look. The whole look captures an era. Bravo!
I viewed the most recent photos, but this was the one that stopped me in my tracks. His body language and the overall composition of the photo are so evocative. The best photos often make one ask questions…and I love the subtle mystery of this very dapper man on a bench.