Sunday, January 31, 2010

On the Street….Man-shawl p.2, Pitti Uomo


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  1. Kevin

    February 8, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    not sure i'm into a shawl on a man. is anyone else seeing this?

  2. Walk The Sand

    February 8, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Perfect knit. Perfect sunlight.

  3. Ă©lan

    February 8, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    i love shawls on women- i didn't think it would work… until i saw these men! Cant wait to get myself a nice light cashmere scarf and shawl it around town!
    thanks for these finds!

  4. Clare

    February 8, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    He looks great, love the asymmetrical hair colours that complement his outfit.

    I want his cardigan, may I steal it please?

  5. the style crusader

    February 8, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    i love this. i like that both shawl photos have such deep browns in them… and plaids… and hats. would love a jumper with anchors on it like the one he is wearing.

    really lovely and a trend i definitely have not noticed yet… hopefully more people will start wearing shawls like this. xx

  6. NVA

    February 8, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    man shawl rock…

  7. Celine

    February 8, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    amazing like always!

  8. Carly

    February 8, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    What lovely styling. Although i'm not so sure about the hair peaking from the hat.

  9. suzy

    February 8, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    looks great!

  10. istanbulfashionaddict

    February 8, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    His knit cardigan is beautiful.I liked the details.

    check out all loaded istanbul fashion week 2010 runway photos of mine:

  11. M

    February 8, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    I really love the mix of colors and textures, but I'm not so sure about the shawl…

  12. Thays M.

    February 8, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Lovely colors

  13. who is the eternal worrier?

    February 8, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    I quite like that but Im not sure if it will catch on round my way…

  14. lemonforbreakfast

    February 8, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Nice pic!! :)

  15. Tim

    February 8, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Fantastic. That wisp of hair compliments his outfit beautifully!

  16. SNAP!

    February 8, 2010 at 2:48 pm



    February 8, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    His jacket looks like a Joseph jacket

  18. Acerca de este blog

    February 8, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Great idea! Very Marcello Mastroianni. Wonderful!!!

  19. Anonymous

    February 8, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Love the idea! Very Marcello Mastroianni. WONDERFUL!

  20. Megan

    February 8, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Layering at its finest.

  21. ValquĂ­ria Luna

    February 8, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Great shot! I really loved the textures.

  22. Edgar C

    February 8, 2010 at 3:05 pm


  23. Anonymous

    February 8, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Now this hat is one I like a lot, but I think I'd like this photo even more if I could see his hair. I'd love to see that two-toned hair revealed.

  24. Marc Chehade

    February 8, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Beautiful blend of colors and textures! I wish more men in America would enjoy the beauty of shawls.

  25. Klever Girl

    February 8, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    something about the blend of all these textures just works. I'd love to see what he's carrying in his arm, looks like a lovely coat…

  26. Sabine

    February 8, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Cute! He wears his shawl beautifully.

  27. Anonymous

    February 8, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    The anchors make this for me.

  28. anthony

    February 8, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    He knows how to wrap a shawl. The jersey and its collar are really nice too.

  29. Bell

    February 8, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    I love the shawl in men.

  30. God's Favorite Shoes!

    February 8, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    These pics are great but I don't know how confident I would feel walking with a man who was rocking a shawl…I'd feel like he would fight me over some lipstick if it came down to it.

    I must admit these men look confident in them though.

    I have a question? Do you usually ask your subjects to pose for a pic or do you sneak one first, and then ask? Or maybe a combo of the two? Have you ever had anyone decline to have their photo taken?

    Just curious:)

  31. Figure5InGold

    February 8, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    The man-shawl is a beautiful thing!

  32. what dia like

    February 8, 2010 at 3:52 pm

  33. Indie Mom and the Reluctant Banker

    February 8, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    I like the shawl, it looks sort of feminine but it works for him. As does the brown colour palette. Very nice!

  34. Anonymous

    February 8, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Wow, what a stylish, sexy man.

  35. Anonymous

    February 8, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    The purples and blues blend so nicely with his chunky brown cardigan! Lovely expression too.

  36. andrea_mauri05

    February 8, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    Interesting outfit

  37. Alexia

    February 8, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    ahhh i love so much your pictures :) you are such a nice person, with such a nice eye

  38. Anonymous

    February 8, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    The rust colour running through the outfit – from the anchor motif through to the guy's hair – combined with that mix of patterns, is inspired! What an original look!

  39. Em

    February 8, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    This is new! I think these two gentlemen make this work.

    Of course you're in Milan…

  40. Katharine in Brussels

    February 8, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    He looks fantastic!

  41. Anonymous

    February 8, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    should be: man-shawl/floppy hat pt. 2

  42. hk

    February 8, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    the man-shawl is sexy

  43. Anonymous

    February 8, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    veramente con stile!
    bravissimo sartorialist!
    cheers from greece …hey!

  44. john benjamin pritchett

    February 8, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Hats are great! Nice to see so many lately in your photographs. Wool sweater? Whatever it is I love it!

  45. Cassandra

    February 8, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Love the anchor detail on the pockets.

  46. The Comet

    February 8, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    fetching and even a bit nautical ..

    xxo HH

  47. Terry Corbett

    February 8, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    I love the scarf and the coat he's holding. Great photo Scott.

    Check us out at:

  48. Lena

    February 8, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    Stilig karl!

  49. SARAH...brown

    February 8, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    love it.
    love everything about it. especially the colors.

  50. Jack Stat

    February 8, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    Looks warm and comfortable. It's one thing to look fashionable but to also have it be comfortable and warm is simply amazing. Love the shawl !

  51. Lena

    February 8, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    That was awsome in lack of a better word right now. I love it!! And thanks for writing this blog too. It's one of my favorites.

  52. Jacqueline

    February 8, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Ohhh, great cardi jacket and I love the shawl over it once again! Also, that coat he is carrying looks gorgeous. Great shot. xo

  53. Kathleen

    February 8, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Where do I start? My God, he is perfect. There will be many who will say he is too contrived. But sometimes getting all the colors together is the right thing to do, especially when you do it like this! I love to see men doing things with scarves they wouldn't normally do, or think they shouldn't. Why not, I say. Look how wonderful he looks. I love this picture Scott.

  54. evelin

    February 8, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    I love how you can see that this hat has been worn a lot. you often see people with hats trying to look "cool", but this man really makes it work.

    Any chances one might see you during london fashion week, scott?

  55. Anonymous

    February 8, 2010 at 6:12 pm


  56. Allie P.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    this man is one of the rare few who can rock the man shawl or the "mawl"

  57. Kate

    February 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    I love the maroon colour palette and that little bit of amber hair poking out from under his hat! Great photo!

  58. The Concrete Commentator

    February 8, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    I like the anchors!! nice style

  59. Angeles Almuna Design

    February 8, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    and of course fabulous shot!

  60. Miiicha

    February 8, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    That's just so nice!

    || M

  61. Nancy

    February 8, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    Man 1 and 2 workin' the shawl. It works!

  62. Sarah (Buzz)

    February 8, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    I just love this outfit. the knit is wonderful and the scarf too.

  63. Nini

    February 8, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    I'm always in awe with the style from Asian gentlemen you post, they always stand apart from a crowd.
    I am a little late but I was very moved by your "Grace" post. I aspire to be a photographer and I have your book I flip through it a little while almost every day.
    I'm from Mexico and I am going to New York for a couple of days this week, I am constantly thinking about getting to see the places and styles I've seen on your pictures, and maybe if I lucky run into you.
    Thanks for everything


  64. Anonymous

    February 8, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Scott, I look forward to each day's postings and more examples of your beautiful, crisp photography.

    Most of the time, I'm inspired by the senses of style you showcase. Every now and then, like with this shot, I wonder if you're yanking our chain a bit just to check whether we're paying attention.

  65. Anonymous

    February 8, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    In both of these looks, I like that the shawl gives a gentle artsy feel while both subjects have facial hair and hats that add masculinity and ruggedness. Interesting.


    February 8, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    There is a great history of "man-shawls;" subtly woven and elegantly wrapped and tied, they should only make a come-back.

  67. brendan stampley

    February 8, 2010 at 10:55 pm

  68. Pickles & Coffee

    February 8, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    I am loving that sweater, and somehow that scarf/wrap around does not look gay, its crazy! great look

  69. Joy Mars

    February 9, 2010 at 12:56 am

    Excuse me, but I wouldn't wear a shawl and I'm of the age and gender that's supposed to.
    Shawls aren't practical. They don't keep you warm in cold weather — wool or (better) cashmere scarves around one's neck do.
    This is just a weird fashion affectation.
    But in summertime shawls are lovely with sleeveless apparel. They're graceful and fun. I'd like to see either one of these guys wearing a pashmina at a summer party! Something tells me they would never even think of such a thing.


    February 9, 2010 at 1:37 am

    very nice also visit…

  71. Breathless

    February 9, 2010 at 1:47 am

    Love it.

  72. SnapandPrint

    February 9, 2010 at 2:03 am

    Perfect knit and his hat ties in with the colour scheme of his outfit well. Great photo.

  73. Diane

    February 9, 2010 at 3:03 am

    He has interesting hair, but the man in part.1 was much more stylish if you ask me :)


  74. thwany

    February 9, 2010 at 3:29 am

    he makes me want to dye my hair

  75. Anonymous

    February 9, 2010 at 4:31 am

    What a nice cardigan, wooly, and warm…lovely! My boyfriend has a U-NI-TY one, that's so cosy…I always steal it!

  76. Anonymous

    February 9, 2010 at 5:42 am

    Ok, I have to say that it works on them, or when I am sitting outside in the garden reading a book. But I would not be able to pull this off in the "outside world".

  77. AnAzevedo

    February 9, 2010 at 5:54 am

    cooooolllllll. Love it!

  78. burgundy lips

    February 9, 2010 at 6:11 am

    love the jacket, love all your work!

  79. Sophisticated Misfit

    February 9, 2010 at 7:02 am

    I don't know about this shawl business on men. Unless you're a shepherd or mountain man, you're always going to come across as a poser, amirite? I could wear it as I've been both a shepherd in southern Italy and mountain man in northern Italy. But to see city people imitating the ways of those that are often looked down upon by those that are now mirroring their clothing is LOL worthy.

    Très désolé, but I don't buy their pretend ruggedness.


  80. An Aesthete's Lament

    February 9, 2010 at 7:56 am

    The only thing I don't like about this outfit is that I don't own it. It's pretty perfect, great layering, great juxtaposition of textures, terrific palette.

  81. le lapin amoureux

    February 9, 2010 at 8:02 am

    love the way he tied the shawl and how comfortable he felt with it. his hair highlights the different tones of brown. nice.

  82. Tanja

    February 9, 2010 at 8:28 am

    wow i really love the pattern and colors on the jacket!

  83. Carole

    February 9, 2010 at 8:50 am

    it looks like shawl goes with hat & warm brown colors :) he is very stylish indeed.

  84. Anonymous

    February 9, 2010 at 8:56 am

    Gee, I don't like this look. Podgy old hat, shawl, and sweater. Compare to that wonderful young man last week in the Rue St Honoré with the neat hair and hat.

    Save the rest for old age in front of the fire.

  85. Anna

    February 9, 2010 at 9:30 am

    Perfect details of bright yellow on the cardigan.

  86. Corinas

    February 9, 2010 at 9:35 am

    I love this one, very artistical
    :-) Great blog!

  87. Juliet

    February 9, 2010 at 11:08 am

    I love them both, and if they are with a woman who has a chill, they can easily warm her without losing a coat!

  88. Anonymous

    February 9, 2010 at 11:28 am

    love that anchor detail stitched into the sweater.

  89. Davidikus

    February 9, 2010 at 11:37 am

    Another splash of brown and orange, really! A major trend for this winter I guess (in retrospect) now. Good job you spotted it.

    Aren't those male shawls simply scarves that have been unfolded?

  90. Anonymous

    February 9, 2010 at 11:48 am

    This isn't really so much a shawl to me as another way for a man to wear a large scarf–and I think it looks fabulous! The color and pattern associations hedre are just so creative and individual!

  91. Anonymous

    February 9, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    It's nice to see Asian men for their fashion sense!

  92. Summer

    February 9, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    What's more interesting to me as a trend is the nautical anchor theme on his sweater. Interiors are starting to show a lot of this, as well. Interesting how they're converging.

  93. bravegrrl

    February 9, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    love it in entirety


  94. jane

    February 9, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    agreed on glorious anchor details. he looks comfortably funky, and i dig that.

  95. Anonymous

    February 9, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Great cowichan sweater and shawl look.

  96. Ala

    February 9, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Love it.

  97. Anonymous

    February 9, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    I love a man with a big scarf, and the "p.1" photo guy is rockin it…but this guy looks too grandmotherly. That shawl would be borderline matronly on a woman, especially tied like THAT. A woman might still be able to pull it off with a dress, but over a chunky sweater? Hang on, let me get my bifocals…… NO. This is not sexy androgyny, this is the worst of both worlds.

  98. Danny V

    February 9, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    ♥ love this man's look

  99. thomas

    February 9, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    Does anybody know the brand of the shawl ?

  100. leighette

    February 9, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    This man's style seems to be bohemian and effortless. However, the meticulously-tied scarf seems to belie the latter, and seems a bit contrived.

  101. Cory Ellen

    February 10, 2010 at 1:07 am

    Great knit, great layering. As someone who knits, I love both the shawl-collar and the masculine shawl. Once you get past the stereotype of who should be wearing a shawl, they're surprisingly beautiful and versatile on men and women alike.

  102. Olivia

    February 10, 2010 at 3:27 am

    Amazing, what beautiful knits and warm layers, the perfect winter outfit.

  103. MissAnh

    February 10, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Yes please! A bit Clint-Eastwood badness about men in shawls (yes, I know he was more into kerchiefs and ponchos, but same family).

  104. A La Mode

    February 10, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    What a beautiful man!

  105. France

    February 10, 2010 at 7:21 pm

  106. Le 21ème

    February 11, 2010 at 12:23 am

    That sweater is AMAZING!


  107. Anonymous

    February 11, 2010 at 8:56 am

    I've found my grandmother's cardigan theif

  108. Chris

    February 11, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    I love this: feminine, masculine and oh so warm.

  109. ashford

    February 11, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    i love this. it reminds me of cape coats in the 1800s.

  110. Anonymous

    February 12, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    i love his knitted jacket with the little anchor there. that's so cute.

  111. rOmAni

    February 13, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    A beautiful man with a great combination of simple, sexy, elegant, delicate, masculine and comfy.

  112. Boston

    September 28, 2011 at 8:37 am

    Ablsoteuly first rate and copper-bottomed, gentlemen!

  113. Fade The Times

    December 18, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    All I see and care about is that little anchor pocket… love that !

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