Sunday, February 3, 2008

On the Street….Grandpa’s Cardigan, Paris


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  1. Anonymous

    February 3, 2008 at 9:44 am


    • Simone Fraser

      December 1, 2013 at 4:51 am

      I just bought a men’s Nuur cardi, a little like that, except it’s even more grandfatherly…

  2. cigalechanta

    February 3, 2008 at 10:30 am

    What a joyful smile!!!

    Sorry for your bad day and loss of your blackberry.

  3. Suzan

    February 3, 2008 at 10:36 am

    And he really works it! Think he looks very nicely artsy boho here. Especially with that scarf.
    And the photo itself is quite amazing too, love the smile you captured!

  4. reverend dick

    February 3, 2008 at 10:49 am

    Love shawl collars. Love that it has been mended and is still in use.

  5. Gabriela

    February 3, 2008 at 10:57 am

    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!!!

  6. strwbrrywn

    February 3, 2008 at 11:10 am

    Is it just me, or does he look like Kevin Federline?

  7. vintage &stardust

    February 3, 2008 at 11:17 am

    Oh!I just love his style.. he’s just so charming – love his smile aswell:)

  8. Anonymous

    February 3, 2008 at 11:33 am

    the most gorgeous man you have ever added to your blog.

    LOVE him. love the stuff sticking out from his pockets, not as decoration, but because he knows pockets are functional.

    no man purse, no prissy hair, no contrived scarf folding. would have loved to see the shoes though.

  9. Diane

    February 3, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    The main reason this guy looks so great is his face. His joy is irresistable. I love the details – this outfit would crash without them.

  10. luckybastard

    February 3, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    amazing outfit. i love cardigans- especially the shawl-collared ones.

  11. enc

    February 3, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    He’s no grandpa.

  12. jessieleigh

    February 3, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    Holy smokes. That boy is beeeeeeeeeautiful. Not to mention the fact that the sweater, the hair, everything is perfect. Oh goodness.

  13. Rob

    February 3, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    I’ve been looking for the perfect shawl collar cardigan for a year now. Anybody know where to find it, please clue me in. That one there is great.

  14. deedee

    February 3, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    I want to drink wine and flirt and bat my eyes at this guy. Just lovely.

  15. Zelmarific

    February 3, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    I just love it when men smile big enough to show their teeth! And, of course, it’s a nice sweater…

  16. suzannemarques

    February 3, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    gorgeous. i’ve been obsessed with finding the perfect oversized cardigan

  17. Anonymous

    February 3, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    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.

    Well played, monsieur.


  18. Anonymous

    February 3, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    So cute..I love a good looking man in a sweater!

  19. Minx

    February 3, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    Another corkin’ smiler – who cares what he’s wearing?!

  20. Meg

    February 3, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    I absolutely adore cardigans on men.

  21. Tomiwa

    February 3, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    So beautiful

  22. Anonymous

    February 3, 2008 at 4:12 pm


  23. Anonymous

    February 3, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    This makes me want a shawl collar cardigan even more than I already did, But as cool as this guy looks I’m afraid I would immediately enter ‘grandpa’ land if I were to try it. Oh well.

  24. marya

    February 3, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    look at that smile!

  25. Álvaro.

    February 3, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    I’ve got one like it, but it’s beige colour.

  26. Anonymous

    February 3, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    What a great cardigan on this man, and what a beautiful smile!!!

  27. redderthanever

    February 3, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    this is a wonderful shot, not just because of his wonderful cardigan but also, in large part, due to the man’s friendly nature. Also, having full grandpa pockets never hurts!

  28. ilovesecondhandsmoke

    February 3, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    How effortless!

  29. Anonymous

    February 3, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    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.

  30. Jael Paris

    February 3, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    That gleeful smile makes the picture.

  31. Anonymous

    February 3, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    no way. this is just too much style.

  32. Anonymous

    February 3, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    grandpa never looked so good.

  33. Anonymous

    February 3, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    A perfect design if there ever was one…. And the joy in the face is another one of your wonderful moments captured in time!

  34. Sadaf Trimarchi

    February 3, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    I’m so distracted by that smile! He’d look good in any grandpa ensemble.

  35. Saffron

    February 3, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    Now this is a gorgeous man with a passion for life.

  36. Anonymous

    February 3, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    There is a very similar one in Gap Woman line

  37. Amanda

    February 3, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    I love shawl neck.

  38. Anonymous

    February 3, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    he is… gorgeous!!

  39. Anonymous

    February 3, 2008 at 10:49 pm


  40. anne

    February 3, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    I love this…everything about it.

  41. Anonymous

    February 3, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    That’s the cardi i’ve been looking for, perfect with a scarf underneath

  42. Felicia

    February 4, 2008 at 12:04 am

    So rare to see French people smiling. This guy looks great and genuinely happy. Great shot!

    He looks Italian to me. Love it when they smile!


  43. Anonymous

    February 4, 2008 at 12:06 am

    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!

  44. Liz

    February 4, 2008 at 12:22 am

    oh goodness.

  45. Anonymous

    February 4, 2008 at 12:54 am

    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..

    ~daniel d.

  46. Anonymous

    February 4, 2008 at 1:54 am

    i want to date a guy who dress like that :)

  47. curlygrrl

    February 4, 2008 at 1:58 am

    I actually still have my grandfather’s cardigan. Unfortunately, it looks nothing like this…

  48. Andres

    February 4, 2008 at 2:03 am

    I agree, his attitude is what makes the picture interesting.
    You’ve shot him before (I think). Maybe he’s in the industry.
    And grats on Giants win, just got lucky last minute!

  49. Anonymous

    February 4, 2008 at 5:41 am

    I check this blog nearly every day and this is my favorite shot. the clothes are great, but the smile is what makes the picture.

  50. Em

    February 4, 2008 at 8:26 am

    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.

  51. Sarz

    February 4, 2008 at 8:50 am

    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!

  52. Bee

    February 4, 2008 at 9:15 am

    It’s really his smile that makes the outfit!

  53. the agent

    February 4, 2008 at 9:59 am

    Beat Boliger.
    Great guy, great stylist

  54. BunnyBones

    February 4, 2008 at 11:08 am

    va va va voom! he’s so cute with that sweater and nice smile. I’ll take one to GO!

  55. lisabou

    February 4, 2008 at 11:24 am

    Wow…hot and beautiful, I’d love to have him for lunch and then wrap myself up in his sweater.

  56. simplyolive

    February 4, 2008 at 11:49 am

    i love grandpa cardigans!
    this one is especially nice with the shawl collar.

  57. Jessie

    February 4, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    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.

  58. MayaS

    February 4, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    Wow – a picture to brighten anyone’s day!

  59. Marta

    February 4, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    great smile
    great looking guy :)

  60. liam.

    February 4, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    i’m always looking for a sweater like this in the thrift stores. when i find them they’re always HUGE, and i’ve never known a way to effectively alter knit sweaters. someday i will find it…

  61. saudade

    February 4, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    What JOY!

    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.

  62. azredhead

    February 4, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    So genuine and unaffacted. I like to imagine that he smile like this easily and often.

  63. Anonymous

    February 4, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    good look.
    i think its hard to find a simple cardigan like that.

  64. Anonymous

    February 4, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    Kevin Federline look-a-like!

  65. Emily J

    February 4, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    wow. that’s a beautiful picture!!

    it is so inspiring!

  66. Anonymous

    February 4, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    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.


  67. katherine

    February 4, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    The Gap is selling a very similar sweater right now

  68. ellastica

    February 5, 2008 at 3:23 am

    i misread one of the first comments as asking, was he single?
    this guy proves basics can in fact be stylish not stodgy.
    he’s got a beautiful smile and nice head of hair!

  69. Anonymous

    February 5, 2008 at 4:51 am

    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.

  70. Anonymous

    February 5, 2008 at 7:05 am

    I think you can get one of those cardigans at gap for about twenty bucks. I know because I got one.

  71. fergie

    February 5, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    i didn’t know kevin federline was such a sartorialist.

  72. K.P. from HH

    February 6, 2008 at 4:41 am


    is it you Fred? I am not shure…sorry I missed your Party…

    Greetings from Hamburg…K.

  73. Frédérique

    February 6, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    Heart attack!
    His smile and his cardigan…

  74. teeteringwreck

    February 6, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Great photo, great look, great smile. I was totally looking for a sweater like this this winter and didn’t really find it. He got it.

  75. Anonymous

    February 7, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    I concur that this is one of the best shots you’ve taken. Could you tell us how you took the photo, Sart? Soft focus?

  76. Anna

    February 8, 2008 at 1:52 am

    He looks so happy! I prefer it much over the standard pouty EuroBoy. With this guy, I think “Fun!”. With others, I start singing “I’m Too Sexy” without even meaning to.

  77. Anonymous

    February 8, 2008 at 9:34 am

    What did you say to make him laugh like that?!


  78. Anonymous

    February 9, 2008 at 1:56 am

    Really nice picture. full of life

  79. Anonymous

    February 14, 2008 at 3:09 am

    Beautiful. I’m in love with the cardigan. It’s so fantastically simple, and the smile just lights up the frame.

  80. Anonymous

    February 15, 2008 at 11:54 am

    A real male to dream about. I love the dark cardigan with rolled up sleeves. Hope to see many of those next summer!

  81. Anonymous

    February 15, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    I’m doomed. I’m in love…

  82. Marissa

    February 16, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    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

  83. jo

    February 16, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    Everything about that cardigan is perfect. The collar, the buttons, the fabric… Sigh… They don’t make clothes the way they used to…

  84. Anonymous

    February 18, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    Rats… This is my second comment about this photo…
    Gosh… [sigh]. This man takes my breath away Sart. Every thing about him just takes my breath away. Period.

    PS. Help. I need help.


  85. Maven

    May 26, 2008 at 8:21 am

    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…

  86. Simone Fraser

    October 18, 2014 at 8:50 am

    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!

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