Thursday, August 21, 2008

On the Street…..Ostermalm, Stockholm


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  1. Anonymous

    August 21, 2008 at 7:45 am

    I love this!

  2. Moppedisco

    August 21, 2008 at 7:52 am


    Are you in Stockholm now or are these pictures from a previous visit?

    I love old people who are interested in fashion and takes their time to look fashionable.

  3. Sarah

    August 21, 2008 at 7:58 am

    OH he is just adorable. The sun is out, and he’s got an umbrella just in case. Look at his fantastic striped jacket. He’s just got a classic look with nothing to prove with his outfit, nothing self conscious about that look, and i think that’s why i love it.

  4. Borsó

    August 21, 2008 at 7:59 am

    He just stepped off his bike and you gave him your hat?

  5. Tess

    August 21, 2008 at 8:10 am

    Classic Östermalm.

  6. metscan

    August 21, 2008 at 8:12 am

    Yes,Östermalm is the place where you could meet someone dressed like him.

  7. suzanne nelson

    August 21, 2008 at 8:18 am

    Terrific! He really rocks that magnificent blazer and the hat is perfect, perfectly positioned too. Did you take your panama to Stockholm?

  8. Dick Goodnuts

    August 21, 2008 at 8:26 am

    It will have to grow on me…
    I guess I’m too young to like it yet

  9. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    August 21, 2008 at 8:32 am

    I love this look, although by American standards the jacket sleeves would probably be too long and not allow for the shirt sleeve to show. I especially like the fabric of the jacket, which seems high-quality cotton or maybe silk? And yet another good example of a summer hat! Jorge from W Palm Beach

  10. Anonymous

    August 21, 2008 at 8:50 am


  11. Anonymous

    August 21, 2008 at 9:44 am

    he’s glorious. he looks like a M A N. how bout that? i love his casual elegance with flair and still remaining very masculine. i like a dandy man, too, but this guy does it for me. his style makes him ageless, too.

  12. Anonymous

    August 21, 2008 at 9:51 am

    are wrinkled clothes the new thing now? you have another picture below where the gentleman’s clothes are quite disheveled. i understand they may be cotton but…
    jokes aside, i like that jacket!

  13. Anonymous

    August 21, 2008 at 9:53 am

    I am so excited to study abroad.

  14. GAi

    August 21, 2008 at 10:06 am

    i like older guys who have the balls to dress like that.

  15. Isa

    August 21, 2008 at 10:56 am

    Fantastic !! He’s so class …

  16. Anonymous

    August 21, 2008 at 11:10 am

    the right age gentleman for a panama. Great all around.

  17. Anonymous

    August 21, 2008 at 11:19 am

    This makes me grin! Here I am part of the crowd that loves this photo… I love it when older gents make that little extra effort. He not only looks great, but he looks as if he is really enjoying life! Wonderful!

    ~ Miss Mary

  18. P.B.

    August 21, 2008 at 11:26 am

    I am a native Stockholmian, and no matter how often I’ve walked the streets of this city I’ve never even seen half as many well dressed or unique people as you’ve shot during your (two?) short visits to this town. You really have the ‘eye’ for this, and I think that’s one of the most impressing things about this blog.


  19. Anonymous

    August 21, 2008 at 11:57 am

    very dapper!

    He reminds me of an elderly male relative who i’m particularly fond of, so much so I decided to read the subject he was a professor of at Oxford but I digress.

    The umbrella and the hat round off the outift perfectly – I could imagine him at Henley.

  20. londondog

    August 21, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    natty natty natty in a very traditional summery way – panama hat, a blazer a a brolly – love it

  21. Anonymous

    August 21, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    If you want more pictures of people in Stockholm try this:

  22. Miguel

    August 21, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    Wath a classic!!!! Lovely jacket. I really like this one.

  23. Cathy O'Malley

    August 21, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    I love the jacket and the care he takes in wearing his clothes. What really caught my eye is his impish expression. Wouldn’t you just love sharing a glass of wine, slice of cheese while he spins stories of his adventures.

  24. natalia grozina

    August 21, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    Are you vacationing in Stockholm right now?

  25. n

    August 21, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    i could see myself looking back and relishing the fact that i’ve been married to him for the last 25 years…

  26. Anonymous

    August 21, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    Is it just me, or does this guy’s face look like Ted Koppel’s? I love how older people can pull off quirkiness in dress much better than younger people. It’s as if their age gives them a “pass card” in the style department. I like this outfit on him very much, and I especially like how all his accessories (tie, shoes, hat band) all match, tying the look together nicely.

  27. Josefina

    August 21, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    Tjusig! :)

  28. mm

    August 21, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Well, if people at Ostermalm dress like that, I think I should move into Stocholm as soon as possible!

  29. toni

    August 21, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    It’s just fun…he’s got his own style and he’s at a time in life where he can do and look as he darn well pleases and he pulls it off!

  30. Anonymous

    August 21, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    sorrento fever!

  31. Anonymous

    August 21, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    Excellente! We need to see more of this savoir faire in New York but then New York is the New World and Europe, the old. Oh well. I prefer the Old in matters of dress and manners.

  32. Auden

    August 21, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    Love all your photos. So beautiful and effortless. I was just curious what kind of camera and do you use?

  33. aviewaskew

    August 21, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    such a dichotomy…summer on top..then blending down to almost wintry then moody Joakim…you can almost feel the crispness in the air in the bottom two …great character shots sart…

  34. Anonymous

    August 21, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    nice hat

  35. Anonymous

    August 21, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    He’s awesome!

  36. Anonymous

    August 21, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    a lot more pictures of men lately or is it just me????

  37. MAÍTA

    August 21, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    loved it, loved your whole blog,

  38. Alex D.

    August 21, 2008 at 9:41 pm


  39. fruitjam

    August 22, 2008 at 12:51 am

    I miss my Stockholm trip… arghzz…

  40. XAVS

    August 22, 2008 at 3:59 am

    Beautiful look! Love the hat, in fact!
    When will u come to Spain to let us show you our very way to dress??

  41. Katrina

    August 22, 2008 at 5:00 am

    These Stockholm photos make me feel so comfortable! I found the pool picture from L.A. the other day extremely unsettling–at that time I thought I was afraid to miss something. A little sunshine and moderate warmth don’t hurt, but this beautiful Scandinavian coolness reminds me of what ‘is me’ again. I’m simply not made for the heat, nor for the according fashion. Ouf, thanks for that!

  42. Paul Pincus

    August 22, 2008 at 9:10 am

    love him!

  43. Punkimeowzer

    August 22, 2008 at 11:50 am

    I love the total look. Very suave. I enjoy your blog too!

  44. sdjacobs77

    August 22, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    This is great! I love how the jacket is unstructured, yet looks so polished. Great find!

  45. Anonymous

    August 22, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    Very very beautiful.

    To the native people from Stockholm: we Brazilians really believe in the existence of those gentlemen from the early Bergman’s movies, as well as their gemütliche houses: everything pointing to a love affair with the white and pastel colours and with the sunny days of summer.

    So don’t tell us that gentlemen like this one are scarcely seen. Please, don’t take away my ilusions..


  46. yariten

    August 22, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    Reminds me of my dad a little, although he’d have baulked at the bold stripes. If his trousers were a tad shorter he’d have been trying for perfection. The fact they’re a little too long shows he’s not really trying (or caring?) too much and that’s what makes him cool.
    Love the way he looks like he’s indulging you by posing. He’s seen it all before. Great

  47. Anonymous

    August 22, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    I like it! He looks like he could suddenly decide to twirl that umbrella and do a vaudeville number. And yet it’s unstudied enough not to look like a costume.

  48. Anonymous

    August 23, 2008 at 8:25 am

    He’d look better with a bow tie.


    August 23, 2008 at 11:41 am

    i love stockholm
    i love you

  50. choubelle

    August 23, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    C’est tres chic!! J’aime sa parapluie…

  51. Donna

    August 23, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    This man is sooo adorable! 65+ men should really have their own category.

  52. Kitschen Pink

    August 23, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    Clearly I’m the only one thinking ‘Mary Poppins’…. in a good way! t.x

  53. Moi

    August 25, 2008 at 8:46 am

    I like his look. I want to believe he’s meeting his granddaughter for lunch.

  54. Anonymous

    August 25, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    That old man is badass.

  55. Rich

    August 28, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    It is a serious tragedy that the tightly rolled black umbrella is an endangered species in North America. Truly an old-world privilege.

  56. Steven

    September 2, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    i love this photo because it tone of the few pictures of man who isnt RAIL THIN!

    big people dress well too!

  57. Anonymous

    September 4, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    black shoes ???

  58. Anonymous

    September 11, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    LOVE IT!

  59. Anonymous

    September 12, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    He looks wonderfully classic! I see so many nicely dressed elderly men on your blog, but no elderly females. Do you think men dresses better than females when they reach a sertant age?

  60. Axel

    November 30, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    That is my Grandpa… it really is..

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