- first “Fat, Bald Man” was a post i did about this guy a little while ago. I called it that b/c that is what he called himself when i asked to take his picture – that post was one of my best received ever because it really celebrates style in all its sizes
- for 10:23am I just happened to run into him again. He did remember me and we realized we had friends in common. funny thing, I shot this pic and the one of Jay Kos from 5/18 on the exact same street corner about five minutes apart. I had just run into Jay and after he left i was checking the shot and then here comes Fat Bald Man – i will do a profile on him soon so we can all learn a bit from a master Sartorialist
That look would make anyone melt. Seems terrible to call him fat and bald considering his excellent style makes him so attractive that one wouldn’t notice his heft, really at all, or the lack of hair. He’s just a very well dressed man who always looks good, if you ask me.
Oh but that’s what he called himself. Well, in that case this guy needs to have a long hard look in the mirror after he’s dressed in the mornign and realize he’s a babe.
you can buy a briefcase like that in various places in milan, the most famous is perhaps valextra (www.valextra.it), but i also recommend Franzi 1864 (via palermo 5, milan), they make really wonderful pieces.
I’m one of those who has been kicking and screaming about jackets that are too short on this blog for the last 2-3 months. I tried a short jacket on the other day, about the length of this guys, and you know what? It looked “fresh”. Count me in as a believer. But, as with this guy, I’m NOT going for the short inseam pants. I’ll say,”Give me a break”.To the tailor that is.
Sartorialist, When you revisit someone, it would be helpful if you linked to your earlier post of that person. It would prevent the surprised and indignant comments from newer blog readers, and it would be nice for us veteran readers to easily revisit old pictures. For us, these people start to feel like old friends.
I’m glad you refound this gentleman. I really am quite fond of him. I’m looking forward to an interview.
Dear 3:48pm, Look a little closer above the Cuban cigar and you will see FBM has a wedding band on. I know I can’t be the only one here who wishes my mate dressed like FBM! (And that’s funny because my mate is a Fat Bald Man himself!) -A. Noni Mause
His self confidence makes this all work. He knows he is bald, he knows he’s not the skinniest guy in town and he doesn’t care. He wears his clothes correct to his body and his “confidence” says, “I look better than you.”
Now I understand why most of the pics on this site are of people who are model/waif thin. If you think this guy is fat (even if he called ‘himself’ that) then you’d probably think 70percent of the people on the street are fat. This guy is certainly “stocky” but “fat” is not what this guy is. And this is coming from a skinny guy.
Serge, old chap, the way I see it dimples are ghastly overrated across the pond. What is more, the pocket square – that should preferably match the shirt (as far as I know)-seems blue to me. All in all – splendid. Cheers. The Brit
Re: the pocket square â€“ that should preferably match the shirt… No! The pocket square shouldn’t match anything! Tho, I just can’t do the British thing of having it not go AT ALL – mine must have some coordinating colors to something else I’m wearing – generally my tie.
Re: your friend wants a gray suit. Gray is such a difficult color and often looks cheap if it’s too light. If it must be gray, I hope you went with charcoal. Otherwise, every man needs just one good navy blue suit in his closet. With the right accessories, that will get him through just about any situation.