Wednesday, March 11, 2009

On the Street……Jacques, Paris


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  1. Mele

    March 11, 2009 at 9:10 am

    The right interesting combination.

  2. Dick

    March 11, 2009 at 9:11 am

    Very much like the bow tie – usually the preserve of the English.

  3. Tristan

    March 11, 2009 at 9:13 am

    Argh, he ruined it with the white socks!

    • Lea

      September 30, 2017 at 4:04 pm

      Yes, I think so too

  4. Sophie

    March 11, 2009 at 9:13 am

    This made me smile.

  5. componentsofenthusiasm

    March 11, 2009 at 9:14 am

    Haha this guy is so fresh. The shoes and the bowtie make this outfit. Great photo, Scott!

  6. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    March 11, 2009 at 9:18 am

    People think bow ties are very formal attire, this gentleman wears his with confidence and a not-so-formal suit. I love the sneakers, although I would have matched the socks to the trousers. The rule that I like on this is: match socks to pants, you dont want to look like you are wearing booties (unless, of course, you are). I am still trying to figure out how you get the subjects lit so well when the background is so dar. Great pic! Jorge from WPB

  7. Moi

    March 11, 2009 at 9:18 am

    Je t’aime!

  8. noa lessing fusco

    March 11, 2009 at 9:23 am

    The sneakers are just perfect…color, style.

  9. n-mukai

    March 11, 2009 at 9:24 am

    How adorable is he! I really love this one. The sneaks make it.

  10. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 9:27 am

    I am fairly new to this site but have gone through all the archives and viewed every single photo. I have enjoyed them all. But it is this photo which compelled me to write. There are no words to describe how much I love it. So, I’ll just say thank you. Thank you Sir.

  11. May Kasahara

    March 11, 2009 at 9:28 am

    I love this photo – down to the green-glass bottle of sprite.

  12. Laura Gómez Recas

    March 11, 2009 at 9:29 am

    Exquisite, the touch of the bow tie is definitive.

  13. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 9:30 am


  14. Henke S

    March 11, 2009 at 9:42 am

    Perfect kit

    / Henke at

  15. The Louche

    March 11, 2009 at 9:43 am

    This is great. When are we going to see the Anderson & Sheppard update?

  16. Delighted and Charmed

    March 11, 2009 at 9:44 am

    I love the juxtaposition of the bow tie and the sneakers. It’s amazing how a bow tie can “class up” an outfit.

  17. JFK Jean

    March 11, 2009 at 9:45 am

    He’s one of those “I’ll dress however I like but still stylishly and I dare you to say something about it”. I only disagree with the socks, he should have gave it some pop there

  18. patti

    March 11, 2009 at 9:45 am

    hahah love it.

  19. CW

    March 11, 2009 at 9:48 am

    My personal preference would have been for socks that matched the suit, even with sneakers. Otherwise,this gent is very old school and in a good way.

  20. demetric

    March 11, 2009 at 9:51 am

    I can only hope that im this carefree yet smart when it comes to style when age has it way with me.

  21. Adriana

    March 11, 2009 at 9:58 am

    Super with the current style of fashion!

  22. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 10:05 am

    I especially fancy the white tennis socks! Bravery!

  23. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 10:10 am

    Love the sneakers!
    Anyone know who makes them?

  24. Raluca

    March 11, 2009 at 10:11 am

    He’s adorable! Chapeau, sir.

  25. Link

    March 11, 2009 at 10:12 am

    I don’t think one should ever wear dark colored socks with white sneakers. This man’s instincts were right on.

  26. ahamill

    March 11, 2009 at 10:13 am

    i only hope to be this effortlessly youthful when i’m his age. totally made me smile and i would love to know what they were talking about!

  27. artadviser

    March 11, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Pure style!

  28. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Can a French man get away with this, where a woman could not? I just remember how Europeans used to mock New York women for wearing running shoes with office wear on the street… He looks impeccable in any case.

  29. Laura [What I Like]

    March 11, 2009 at 10:21 am

    My favorite image ever! The man looks mischievious with those shoes…


    March 11, 2009 at 10:27 am

    I can’t imagine that outfit being more perfect. Mind you, he has got a lot of character to wear it…

  31. Tristan

    March 11, 2009 at 10:27 am

    When he stands up those sneakers are going to look a slight too large. He could have gone with the slimmer/c taylors or dunlop volleys which would have streamlined the look.

    I gotta stop criticising, its a good look!

  32. Jack Daniel

    March 11, 2009 at 10:29 am

    i want his shoes!

  33. Είμαστε 2,3,1013

    March 11, 2009 at 10:29 am

    ta ta!!

  34. Kai

    March 11, 2009 at 10:30 am

    That’s charming! Brightened my day.

  35. SOPHIA

    March 11, 2009 at 10:31 am

    Bow ties never fail as I always say. Wonderful outfit and beautiful model.

  36. teryleene

    March 11, 2009 at 10:36 am

    I love this shot.
    I love this man.
    Well done!

  37. Catalina

    March 11, 2009 at 10:38 am

    I know we are supposed to be admiring his style (and it is well worthy of admiration!) – but I’m too busy admiring his handsome face.

  38. *moggit girls

    March 11, 2009 at 10:43 am

    The shoes make it!

  39. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 10:44 am

    Love it! But i think he should try with blue navy socks… no?

  40. a

    March 11, 2009 at 10:46 am

    the best thing here is his laugh lines. they are GREAT

  41. Stefan

    March 11, 2009 at 10:46 am

    usually I hate pairing white socks with anything but sneakers and athletic shorts. here, somehow, he pulls it off. it must be the attitude, carefree, casual, confident.

    the white of the sneakers and socks ties back to the shirt and somehow provides a balance.

  42. Kelsey

    March 11, 2009 at 10:53 am

    How does this photo exist? It’s gorgeous.

  43. MySpecialStash

    March 11, 2009 at 10:57 am

    This is perfect. So full of life!

  44. Di Brito

    March 11, 2009 at 11:02 am

    Dashing gentleman, great attire, super photograph…simply dashing!

  45. diane

    March 11, 2009 at 11:08 am

    Where’s he “running” off to? Cute smile.

  46. pulp+witticism

    March 11, 2009 at 11:21 am

    I like a gentleman to look proper and crisp. Bow ties are lovely. As though he made an emotional note to dress nicely for others to enjoy. And the trainers, well, how else will you know of his humor?

  47. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 11:30 am

    Jean COCTEAU is alive !

  48. Timothy

    March 11, 2009 at 11:34 am

    I’m curious what article of clothing he’s holding in his lap? An overcoat?

    I agree that you have to wear white socks with white tennis shoes. If you’re pairing it with a dark suit, all the more daring!

  49. citizen wayne

    March 11, 2009 at 11:47 am

    Those sneakers are so great, any idea who makes them? I can only hope I will age as well as this guy.
    Jacques styling here is second to none.

  50. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 11:49 am

    I love, love, love his sneakers. Super yummy!!!!

  51. Libby

    March 11, 2009 at 11:50 am

    Bow tie and sneakers. I just love it. Few men could pull that off. And he did.

  52. -h

    March 11, 2009 at 11:53 am

    elegance and humour, such a good combination

  53. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 11:56 am

    This is the best pic you have taken thus far the composition,subject and that Cafe Flore feeling one gets just from looking at the picture transports one to Paris and the terrace.Tres Martine Franc

  54. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 11:59 am


  55. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    Amazing! Unfortunately I am too young for this man, but he is very very sexy!

  56. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    Nice outfit, plenty of panache! This gentle man exudes the Bon Vie Vant lifestyle. The sneakers look like
    P.F. Flyers. The have reissued a multitude of styles.
    Great Scott/Shot


  57. crabapplenyc

    March 11, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    This guy looks cool.

  58. bula

    March 11, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    this is for sure picture of the year…

  59. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    I think it’s a “Springcort” da vintage sneaker,i have da high-top one pair.I got it from Ebay.

  60. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    great look!

  61. Vanessa

    March 11, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Amazing. Amazing, amazing, amazing…

  62. Kathryn

    March 11, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    I think the white socks make the crisp, clean sneakers stand out even more. Matching socks would have taken away from the contrast of the suit to casual shoe.

  63. hc

    March 11, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    cuff the sneakers, he looks like a manikin

  64. seanjonesfoto

    March 11, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    so cool… and, most importantly, fun! great snap!

  65. suzanne nelson

    March 11, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    That is one very cool – and expertly tied – bow-tie.

  66. buyathread

    March 11, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    Vive la France! Charming and transporting.

  67. George Achebe

    March 11, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    NO NO NO. This man is tremendously well-attired from the ankle up. There is absolutely no excuse for pairing otherwise great sports pumps with a more formal-wear orientated look. It seems contrived rather than stylishly creative. Great photo though, and an otherwise charming-looking chap.

  68. Raul

    March 11, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    Love the suit and the color of the shirt. Dig on the fact that he leaves the sleeve cuffs undone, even go as far as to say that the sneakers tie it in. The bow tie however, not a fan of it.

  69. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    In response to Anonymous 10:19, I think the difference between running shoes in America and those worn in Europe, especially France, is that in France, with casual clothes, they tend to wear fine plimsolls, of a neat, streamlined, classic shape, so they look good with any kind of ensemble. Whereas hi-tech, chunky running shoes should only ever by worn when one is actually out for a run! This rule should apply on both sides of the Atlantic :-)

  70. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    love everything: the bow tie on a slightly creased blue shirt, navy-white shoes(i dont mind the sox, in a way they complete the look), facial expression!

  71. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    wow! i’m inspired

  72. zuccotto

    March 11, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    I’ve often been nonplussed when people knock those wearing sneakers in the city, saying that sneakers ruin the outfit. As a start, they can be good for your feet when you trod a lot of concrete –
    so, I’m enjoying a photo, great photo, showing a person wearing the sneakers well. I also don’t mind the white socks, agreeing with the recent poster who said they balance with the shirt.

  73. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    If I had the power–and I mean this in the most complimentary way–I’d turn this man to stone and seat him in my courtyard. Feeling blue or lonely or in need of a good giggle, I’d join him to share stories, secrets, a bottle of Sprite.

  74. Gaia

    March 11, 2009 at 2:12 pm


  75. JP

    March 11, 2009 at 2:25 pm


  76. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    Yup, this guy’s hit it on the mark. A bowtie is not for everyone, just for some. Takes a bit of elan to wear one. I could only aspire to to look this good. Thanks, Scott, great shot!!

  77. cami falcão

    March 11, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    this is awesome! a great stylish man that is not afraid of doing what he thinks is right.

  78. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    He is lovely and grand and exciting, and I want him for the afternoon!

  79. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    This is the yummiest ever!


    March 11, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    i love he’s style!

  81. Danielle

    March 11, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    it’s odd how much we can (or think we can) infer from a single expression or item of clothing. I’m getting a mischievous sense of humor =) also it’s really, really nice to see a different kind of shot on your blog.

  82. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    Sorry, but imo this shoes doesnt fit..

  83. matteo Gatti

    March 11, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    that’s exactly my goal when I think about classy and casual …. I wanna be like this man when I grow up

  84. Alex

    March 11, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    Not geriatric one bit.

  85. theAlbanian

    March 11, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    great pic Jacques having a sprite, that’s very daring in a Parisian Café…

  86. Benedicte

    March 11, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Waouh, quelle classe !

  87. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    That´s amazing!!This guy doesn´t take himself too serious but still looks fantastic.

  88. tj

    March 11, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Go with what works for you.
    Personally, if I was going to the trouble of picking a pocket square, tieing a bow tie, and wearing a tab collar (it looks like a tab collar to me) then I’d go the extra mile and pick a pair of matching socks and a proper pair of shoes.
    But, if this is the way that he feels best, then rock on.

  89. Fashion Speaks

    March 11, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    This is a remarkable shot. The gentleman is just so cool. He’s fly, and I doibt that he would ever use that word to describe him self. But it seems so appropriate. Scott you did it again…

  90. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    so elegant ….

  91. Jazzbuff630

    March 11, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    I want to party with this guy.

  92. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    The reason this is so perfect is that he looks completely absorbed in his conversation and not thinking about how he looks at all.

  93. keli *

    March 11, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    he is so precious. i wish it were me on the opposite side of the table, having a sprite with him.

  94. Dominica

    March 11, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Don’t agree with Tristan :
    white socks work well with white sneakers …those aren’t tennis socks but probably white silk ones :-O

    He looks like a gentleman that came in my store a couple of weeks ago…and he had a French accent !!
    OMG !

  95. Valentine

    March 11, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Don’t you love when a single outfit can speak volumes about the person wearing it? I particularly like JFK Jean’s comment about this man wearing what he likes–yet still maintaining impeccable style–and daring someone to question him. I love the personality in this.

  96. Random Fashion Coolness

    March 11, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    J’aime bien!

  97. furia

    March 11, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Love the shoes. Perfect combination!

  98. M A Z P E

    March 11, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    what an a stylish gentleman… i would love to have a chat with him

  99. Florent

    March 11, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Génial!!! J’adore! La classe des anciens, mais une combinaison très moderne!
    Luv’ it!

    Florent –

  100. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    I second JFK Jean that if he was going to have fun down there, his feet I mean, a wow sock color would have had more impact. Think Van Johnson and his red or was it pink? socks. I personally don’t like the white sneakery shoes, but oh, well. He’s really appealing in every other way.

  101. Lemon for breakfast

    March 11, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Soooo French! Amd I love the detail of the traines! Elegant but confortable! Oh! And I really like the his name, Jacques! As I said before, sooo French! :)

  102. MarieAnn

    March 11, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    I love it! Sometimes you just gotta go comfy…

  103. Jérôme

    March 11, 2009 at 5:09 pm


    absolutly fantastic!!! Such a beautiful man with a great sense of styling. He is looking fresh, young and classical. I totally love it. I would like to wear it, too. One of the best styles i saw at your Blog. Vraiment!

    Isnt it interessting??? He is wearing white socks… Didnt i said it last year?!?

    J`adore le photo!

    Merci beaucoup et a bientôt,

  104. Ana

    March 11, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Ohh he looks like he has a happy life! I love his sneakers with the suit and bowtie, and the setting is way charming…

  105. Thomas

    March 11, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    This is the style I wish to have in a few decades.
    Might start practising already now…

  106. travelbug

    March 11, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    The suit is impeccable!

    The dude is supercooldude!

  107. Eugene Kim

    March 11, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    ah so fresh

  108. yehav

    March 11, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    That’s Paris in all her glory! oh i miss it so much…

  109. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    I’m still not completely sure if I buy this look or not…….it’s definately different.

  110. Martin

    March 11, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    Absolutely perfect!

  111. snowflake

    March 11, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    i love it when eldery gents drink lemonade!

    he smiles lovely!

  112. holly g

    March 11, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    Perfection. Cool, comfortable and chic. Beautiful smile.

  113. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    love love love it.
    even love the drink bottle on the table.

  114. Blair

    March 11, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    The bottle of Sprite that he’s drinking puts the cherry on top.

  115. Joêlle

    March 11, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    I would really like to know what he’s smiling about… He seems like such an interesting man. Makes me wonder what the conversation was about.

  116. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Fantastic look and quite intimate picture. The total character has been captured. I like the balance of color from the socks to the pocket chief and shirt. I have seen a brand that matches ties with the socks which works really well. Award winning photography…congratulations!

  117. princess glee

    March 11, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    I like the tennis shoes with the suit. There’s probably some really practical reason as to why. I hope not. I hope he made his decisions on what to wear out of pure desire.

  118. That Hat Lady

    March 11, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Tristan, what was he supposed to wear with those trainers if not athletic socks? Dark dress socks? Unhygienic bare feet?

  119. KING

    March 11, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    this is exactly how i picture paris. i love this photo, and love this blog. especially how the focus isn’t just on female fashion!

    i did a post on you on my own blog so check it out-

  120. The Voguette

    March 11, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    he looks so amazing. i love how he’s not afraid to wear bleach white socks and shoes with the ensemble – but i must say the blue in the shoe really make this outfit

  121. Nidia Salazar

    March 11, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Wowwww que estilo!!

  122. alexandrovka

    March 11, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    I bet this gentleman is all about the finer things in life! He looks as though he is a man in the arts, maybe – a writer / a poet or maybe even a shoe repairman? You know those old school people that admire quality rather than quantity when it comes to everything. He has perfectly combined the classic suit which her wears so well – very French! And added a touch of modern – a little NYC! Also, at the first glimpse of this photograph I naturally assumed that he was holding a cigarette in his hand – it was his pose, his attitude the whole look – very French! And yet again we as the viewer are pleasantly surprised by the little green bottle on the table! Perfection!

  123. AW

    March 11, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    No, the socks shouldn’t match the suit. Boring! My preference would have been for red, or for a navy with white or coloured polka dots.

  124. PinUpLillian

    March 11, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    So much character in a man’s face.

  125. elisabeth

    March 11, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    I am in love. What I wouldn’t give to be the lucky one sitting across the table from this elegant and fun man. Oh….be still mon coeur.

  126. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    As a regular bow tie wearer I am not surprised about seeing it. But it is the tie, the sneakers, and the suit taken together that speak volumes about this man’s confidence and sense of knowing himself. Very inspiring. And Scott nailed the photograph, yet again, by capturing his impish grin. If you want a visual interpretation of the French phrase “joie d’vivre”, well. this is it. Well done.

  127. Anonymous

    March 12, 2009 at 12:16 am

    my favorite pic yet. absolutely beautiful.

  128. Anonymous

    March 12, 2009 at 2:18 am

    srumdelicious yummeister. looooove it.

  129. Amor de Cosmos

    March 12, 2009 at 2:22 am

    This guy illustrates how it takes a real man to wear a bow tie. Any sissy can wear a regular tie or no tie at all, but I can tell you from personal experience, when you walk into a garage full of grease-monkeys in coveralls and you’re wearing a bow tie, everybody in the place knows who the boss is! The sneakers and white socks look great too.

  130. Caroline

    March 12, 2009 at 2:30 am

    I love your photos of “mature satorialists” – they are the ones that inspire me the most – more please.

  131. FVAD

    March 12, 2009 at 3:11 am

    reminds of Ads. in Burda around the early 80s (my first introduction to fashion); when the product wasn't the first thing to pop in your face rather than letting you live in the mood first.

    it just could have been a Heineken instead of a sprite :D

    > I <3 this Shoot

  132. Leigh

    March 12, 2009 at 3:35 am

    What a great captured moment!! :)

  133. Penélope Glamour

    March 12, 2009 at 4:15 am


  134. XAVS

    March 12, 2009 at 4:33 am

    lovely combination…bow tie and running shoes, nice!


    March 12, 2009 at 5:25 am

    Jacques from Toulouse, a great o in fashion retail.!! a real pro in fashion retail.

  136. Tristan

    March 12, 2009 at 6:00 am

    Dear Hat Lady,

    Yes dark socks. But if that doesn’t fly you can try no socks.

    Why? Because i don’t usually like pulling attention to the socks. Second when he stands, the hem of the trouser will crumple ontop of the sneaker because those are like pumps they aren’t flat or thin enough for the trouser to fall over them seamlessly. Which is why i keep obsessing about chuck taylors.

    Doesn’t matter what we say though, because the most remarkable thing is he pulls it off in a very dashing and effortless manner. But my imagination keeps seeing dark socks and chuck taylors!

    And you know what his smiling about?
    Jacques: ‘Yes, you’re welcome to put my picture on the internet for discussion.’

  137. Bonjour Madame

    March 12, 2009 at 6:23 am

    Another fantastic shot! I feel like I’m sitting at the next table. Love the entire look.

  138. Anonymous

    March 12, 2009 at 6:40 am

    … photo, suit, colors, smile… all is simply happy and elegant.

    Best compliments for the shot, please more like this.



  139. Anonymous

    March 12, 2009 at 7:13 am

    he have very small bow tie

  140. mikko

    March 12, 2009 at 7:33 am

    L O V E I T !!!

  141. Rafe T

    March 12, 2009 at 7:43 am

    I love a man with innate style and can twist a classic suit with cool sneaks.

  142. Gianni3000

    March 12, 2009 at 8:14 am

    What a great shot!

    Been thinking about white socks (with converse style trainers) lately, but still clung to the thought that they are tacky. Done right, they are not.

    Welcome back, Sart.

  143. Fashionstyle

    March 12, 2009 at 9:01 am

    Le toulousain le plus chic !!

  144. Madeleine Moberg

    March 12, 2009 at 10:29 am

    Oh my god, I love this gentleman´s look! So chic with navy blue combined with the sneakers, the bow and his suntan. <3 U wanna be my granpa? ;)

  145. The Clever Pup

    March 12, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    This photo is beautiful and worthy of rendering in paint.

  146. Anonymous

    March 12, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    I am glad that there are still men like this !!!!

  147. Anonymous

    March 12, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    GREAT shot mr.schuman!

  148. Anonymous

    March 12, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    I think I’m going to have to be the bad guy here… I like the sneakers-with-a-suit look, and I do agree that it probably means he’s cool and has a fun personality, but as for the outfit itself, it just seems a little too contrived to me. It looks like he stood in front of his closet and thought for a long time trying to piece together a delightfully ironic outfit. If I found that he had a bunch of different suit-sneaker ensembles or that this was his daily uniform, I might feel differently, but…

  149. kayla j.

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  150. Anonymous

    March 12, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    Potential photo of the year

  151. Ben

    March 12, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    love the outfit. does anyone know what brand his sneakers are?

  152. Anonymous

    March 12, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    even if there had not been a photograph and you had only written of this gentleman, it would have been just as engaging.

    this is marvelous!

  153. Anonymous

    March 12, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    come to think of it, that tie is what makes this work with the shoe sock combination

  154. Samuel

    March 12, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    The shoes are Vintage looking FILA.
    Italian brand that launched this shoe in late 2007 to a very small market.


  155. Quentin

    March 12, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Very nice picture, although I have to say that, in my mind, the sneakers spoil everything. A mon humble avis, ce monsieur, si charmant soit-il, a l’air d’un guignol…

  156. Anonymous

    March 12, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    I think sneakers with a suit can look good, but the bow tie is what is throwing me off. I think a regular tie or no tie would have been better.

    However, it’s his confidence in the scene that is charming (and maybe even a little intimidating). You can see he’s completely at ease being well-dressed and surrounded by what looks like more casually-dressed people.

    This picture really captures a nice moment.

  157. Reala

    March 12, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    4 Great!

  158. Greg (ClothingMadeRight)

    March 12, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    Oh oui, oui! The noeud papillon (bowtie) is amazing with those sneakers! The pale pocket-square and the light colored socks finish the outfit fabulously. He’s so French…I love it!

  159. Anonymous

    March 13, 2009 at 12:11 am

    i love you
    i would date you if you were 20 years younger.

  160. Anonymous

    March 13, 2009 at 9:52 am

    Great photo.
    My grandmother, born in Milan in 1908, told me to start with the handkerchief and the shoes when I meet a man.
    I do believe that she would appreciate only the handkerchief, and me too.

  161. almut

    March 13, 2009 at 11:42 am

    He would rock even more if wore what regular leather shoes. Whats the colour of his belt?

  162. Olviya

    March 13, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    indeed, he is very charming!
    trainers+ good suit= very good matching)

  163. this man has got style!

  164. Anonymous

    March 13, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    I really want to share a Sprite with this stylish man! He looks like alot of fun. He is also very cute!!

  165. Rollergirl

    March 13, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Seriously chic…

  166. Anonymous

    March 14, 2009 at 3:46 am

    This is just right – perfect balance of color and amusement

  167. So Stylistic

    March 14, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    I loved this it made me smile…so unexpected, effortless and effing cool – just what fashion should be!

  168. Mezzodrama

    March 14, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    It is the photo that makes us want to know this man. The white socks and the Sprite make me think he is not French. He appears so comfortable in his skin that you want to listen in to whatever he is talking about. The photographer’s eye, not just the clothes made the man. Wonderful shot.

  169. sara

    March 15, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    I love this combination :)! It’s so chill but at the same time so elegant.

  170. Bed Stuy Chic

    March 15, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    I absolutely LOVE this. He’s having fun and he looks great…bonus, he’s comfortable!

  171. Lulla Fashion Online

    March 15, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Oh yes, this made me smile too.

  172. SneakFreakz

    March 16, 2009 at 12:59 am

    Great combination! He looks very comfortable with this outfit…

  173. missmandi

    March 16, 2009 at 7:05 am


  174. Anonymous

    March 16, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    FINALLY, someone without a frickin scarf beehived around his neck

  175. sh

    March 16, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    I love this photo because it is so alive and fresh. I could almost feel the cold, but fresh air. It shows that he’s truly smiling, from the little wrinkles, but this man inspired me that every age has a beauty.

    Thanks Scott

  176. A Lovely Life

    March 19, 2009 at 8:32 am

    I’d like to be having coffee with him. What a great outfit.

  177. Anonymous

    March 19, 2009 at 9:32 am

    Great character, great smile, great style – wish I could go for a coffee with him and learn a thing or two

  178. Mark

    March 20, 2009 at 5:08 am

    Hi Scott, I know I’m really late with this comment, but just wanted to say that this is my favourite shot of the year so far. Very inspiring.

    Congrats on the Ossendriver interview by the way. I went to the men’s store here in Paris the other day, and now I’m getting married in made-to-measure Lanvin!

  179. james

    March 24, 2009 at 6:56 am

    Wonderful informal shot i have always loved the bow tie (papillon in french)
    I like the fact that he has the lightness and humour to wear these trainers but feel its just a little too overworked and knowing would have prefered a soft suede loafer or a sebago classic ox blood.
    But from the ankle up cant knock it..thats just the image you envisage sitting on the table next to you when you are taking your cafe creme non?
    Sexy beast!

  180. Heather Li

    March 25, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    Rock those shoes with that tie! Awesome.

  181. Milena

    March 25, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    wow-wee….!!!! I’d like to meet him!!

  182. sarah

    March 28, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    this guy is cool.

  183. Anonymous

    April 13, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    No doubt, he is the better. My brother Adalto says that he is what we got do be in the future xD

  184. Anonymous

    May 17, 2009 at 12:25 pm


  185. sebastian

    August 8, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    a rule for colour of socks is redicules, and thats why i love the attitude of young people today and their attitudes about fashion – no rules, only yours ! this man have white socks it works for this look so why all theese narrow minded rules.. ?

  186. Marika

    December 21, 2011 at 4:50 am

    Chapeau Monsieur.

  187. blog de mode

    February 15, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Good outfit! I really love your blog

  188. Dave

    June 17, 2012 at 6:33 am

    I think his elegant time piece is underrated in this as well

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