I absolutely love everything in this shot, so simple, fresh, practical even careless, but so well done! The textures, the practical way he uses his pockets, the way the clothes fit, the scarf, gesture (was he singing?), the smile. (He reminds me a bit to the young Burt Lancaster…) And the white background to highlight everything. Great one Sart!!!
This sweater is awesome. I’ve been in search for one exactly like this, except a bit longer. Can anyone tell me where to find it?!? Heavy woven wool, patch pockets, high collar, robust buttons… I love what he’s wearing underneath it. The pockets stuffed with papers. Sleeves rolled up. Last two buttons undone.
Ever since cardigans came back into vogue, all you ever hear is that they should, nay must, be worn slim. This “oversized” sweater looks amazing on him and shows how bucking the trend is what makes a style icon.
Now this is a gorgeous piece of knitwear! Note the button on the shawl collar, the firm button band, and how the pockets don’t seem too baggy despite obvious frequent wear.
I stole a similar cardigan from my father–midnight blue with fiber content noted as “alpacagora”. (Mohair and alpaca?) My father got it in the early 60s. I last wore it in 1998. Moths got it–little devils!
To everyone who is looking for the perfect shawl collar cardigan, i’d recommend looking into martin margiela. he released a gorgeous knitted shawl collar cardigan last fall. you might be able to find it online or on ebay..
Utterly gorgeous. I LOVE shawl collars and I love them on men… why oh why aren’t there more shawl collars in the world? I love the drape of the sweater, too. And the length keeps it from looking fusty. Beautiful.
Beautiful and effortlessly stylish. He should model in fragrance adds or something to that effect.
However, I tend to find the bulk of people you shoot quite striking. The world is a beautiful, stylish place behind your lens, dear Sart. That’s why I feel this compulsive need to view your blog every morning!
This is a fabulous shot. A nice counterpoint to many of the more grim, austere expressions we see. And that cardigan fits him well. I mean, how often does one come across a cardigan that’s slimming? He looks wonderful.
I am showing this photo to my husband to get him back into cardigans. Just one little nitpick — his sweater would look loads better with a little defuzzing. Makes a huge difference. Otherwise, this is beautiful.
I honestly don’t see what’s so “Grandpa” about these types of cardigans. I wear them all the time and get “fresh” compliments and I’m only 18. People say grandpa and Mr Rogers but I think they’re awesome. Lay off the old people please.
i have to say this is one of my favorite shots of all time as well. just wondering if you were using something longer than a 50mm for this one sart? i was wondering what kind of aperture setting you used for shots of these kinds. it just has a wonderful soft quality that makes his smile all the more wonderful.
He looks incredible. He made me stop to look. Had I seen him on the street I would have felt an electrical jolt. That unexpected reaction you feel when you see someone who somehow wakes you up from your everyday walk through life
Oh he’s just beautiful- My son has this sweater in charcoal grey- it was my fathers. Some stuff is just perfect all the time and this is a perfect shot of some of it! Thanks- this is getting e-mailed to california where the sweater now resides…
I often think with the countless times I’ve scanned the Random Posts that I must have seen every photo! Tonight I’ve found a few more that are ‘new’ to me and this is fabulous! What a gorgeous face and presence; what a beautiful smile!