This is one of my favourite shots – maybe my favourite. I'll bet he's some kid's nonno, and he delights in being a terrific grandfather. His face is perfectly weathered. I would love to know what shoes he's wearing!
Word of caution: While I love the look, this gentleman is obviously in the rag trade at some point, which is evident by the brilliant color match between his jacket and the scarf/shawl. The cut of the jacket is superb, and so is the hat. I doubt there are many of us that are so fastidious or knowledgeable about our clothes, that might be able to pull this off. I love it on him! Jorge from WPB
must be cold. great style is the optimal matching of form & function. like this. and the coats on some of the older women you've recently photographed. mature enough not to suffer the cold for fashion, but carrying the look (big coat, puffy jacket) with grace and elan.
what makes Rabensteiner such an amazing dresser is how he always manages to wear his remarkable ensembles with such lightness. Dressing up often stiffens a person, but as his clothes are truly an extension of his personality, they flow from the same relaxed, confident place. A total inspiration.
the shawl doesn't seem half as bold to me as the hat does because it works so naturally with the jacket. the hat is out there but i really like it, the smile really brings the whole look together. it's hard not to like someone with a genuine smile.
So very masculine, so super sexy!!! To me this man is a great erotic turn on. He is so comfortably self-assured and so comfortably unconventional that I can only dream about what would happen when wrapped up in warm blanket on a cold February night with this man. Thank you, excellent portraiture!!!!
I've seen a hat like this before and I'm willing to be that it was once a very expensive hat – an old boyfriend of mine did that to a beautiful fedora – took the band off and hobo-ed it – much to my father's dismay (he had given it to him!)
Lovely look but nothing new, in Pakistan, especially in the cold months all men of "a certain age" wrap up in shawls over their clothes to keep out the cold. Nice to see this trend, and turbans for ladies making it Westwards though! x
Robert Rabensteiner is always nice to see, his style is great..here the matching colors. And if you are a man with a beard, you can wear a slightly feminine scarf…and look cool manly, thats it. On me i doesn't work.
I like both looks on these shawlmen. Great colors and textures. The younger gents anchor sweater is divine. The mature gent's jacket looks fab with his fisherman's hat and beard — very sophisticated with a seasoned sexiness.
Man! I just love how this guy's entire face seems to be saying:
"Wow. You know how long I've been waiting to be approached by you, Scott?! I can't believe it's finally happening . . . and on the day that I'm wearing one of my favorite outfits too. You've made my day, buddy."
Looks like a guy who'd say "buddy." Looks like a guy who'd make MY day!
Ohh I simply love this! What a charming fellow. I'd like to sit down and hear his story – he seems to know tales of enchantment and intrigue! His hat is also my favorite. It adds so much character and without it the outfit would just add to the daily humdrum.
I would love to see the rest of the blazer. Judging by its cut at the front, it is inspired by the jackets men used to wear in the 1920s in a similar vein as the narrower trouser leg and ankle-height hem.
This time is the 3rd time You put the photo of this man on your blog :) This man is absolutely very handsome, and has the smile, which can't be missed (oh, such a smile can melt a heart in a second :)… anyway He likes scarfs but most of all he loves head-dressing.
Oh, I just adore his effortles, very Italian alike attitude: "I am cool as a cat" :)) I could propose to him just like that :)
Are you kidding? This is my statement for the month. Are you kidding? He is fabulous, I'd follow him anywhere. The hat is what makes his outfit. How bold of him to wear such a great hat. And this shawl thing, love it. Love it!
I love this photograph! Look at those eyes, that smile, the warmth and richness of the colours in his jacket, the scarf, the hat….right down to the gorgeous box of green behind him. Looks like he is sporting a tan, he has travelled…to where? I imagine a beach in the South Pacific and he was wearing a sarong…walking the beach, enjoying life…this is fun! Great shot :)