Saturday, May 29, 2010

On the Street….Out of Nowhere, Milano

This past week I was shooting an ad campaign in Milan.

While I was searching for a location on a very quiet residential street near Parco Sempione, this man, a Sartorialist All-Star, just happened to pop up on his bike. This must have been fate because the street was so quiet.

I didn’t have my regular camera, since I was riding around on the back of a Vespa. However Emanuele, one of the production staff, had his tiny point-and-shoot so I rattled off a few shots.

It has always been so random when I run into this gentleman and yet always quite inspiring. He’s so sporty, chic and, of course, always with his bike.

When we got back to the trailer I told one of the other production people about seeing him again, and she’s now convinced that he’s my guardian angel!

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  1. lumikha

    May 29, 2010 at 10:29 am

    A Sartorialist All-Star indeed!

  2. LPC

    May 29, 2010 at 10:30 am

    But his sunglasses! They are perfection! All over-sized glasses suddenly and definitively passe.

  3. Jimmy

    May 29, 2010 at 10:34 am

    He is so cool!

  4. M and G

    May 29, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Beautiful!

  5. Mostbanginest

    May 29, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Tremendous. Perfect jacket.
    -
    http://www.mostbanginest.com

  6. Public Mentor

    May 29, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Exquisite Gentleman.

    Detached and dandy

  7. the style crusader

    May 29, 2010 at 10:55 am

    such a lovely story and what an amazing look he has! that perfectly white beard (the mustache shape!) and hair, those little glasses, the red shirt, faded jeans, loafers and bike! so perfect. he definitely has a sort of utterly chic santa/angel quality about him! x

  8. Charles

    May 29, 2010 at 10:56 am

    If I can look half this good when I'm this gentleman's age, I will have reached Nirvana!

  9. Miszelka

    May 29, 2010 at 10:57 am

    He's so stylish. Love his moustache :)

    My blog

  10. Anonymous

    May 29, 2010 at 11:00 am

    There is something extra admirable about looking so chic while you're on a bike; it makes your style seem even more natural and effortless.

  11. Caddy

    May 29, 2010 at 11:00 am

    He looks great. I love his color combinations and the cut of his pants cuffs.

  12. mispapelicos

    May 29, 2010 at 11:01 am

    You definitly like people on bikes.
    Who knows, your gardian angel my be a biker!!!
    Sacramento from Andaluc

  13. Tom

    May 29, 2010 at 11:03 am

    Francesco Maglia?

  14. Davidikus

    May 29, 2010 at 11:09 am

    I cannot comment on his being your guardian angel or not, but I really like his choice of colours!

    Thanks for sharing.

    <a href="http://davidikus.blogspot.com/>http://davidikus.blogspot.com/</a&gt;

  15. Ashes

    May 29, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Stylish Gentleman. Love his shoes and the length of his trousers :) His spectacles are cute too.

  16. Nedda Ebo

    May 29, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Definitely see why you call him a Sartorialist all-star. He has amazing sense of style…and I love his beard! Hehe.

    Mustart x

  17. The Fashion Examiner

    May 29, 2010 at 11:25 am

    He represents that wonderful Milan style I always think of when I look back to my long-ago trip to Milano in 1992. Everyone looked so effortlessly chic – an inspiration!

  18. Karen E

    May 29, 2010 at 11:28 am

    I think we in the comments have mentioned before how great a Sartorialist 'Style on Bikes' book would be ….

  19. Anonymous

    May 29, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Perfection! piece of clothing is the perfect cut and color to compliment the whole. I particularly LOVE the tapered jeans and loafers.

  20. Maria D.

    May 29, 2010 at 11:42 am

    This man looks far too much like Santa NOT to be. Every time he pops up in one of your shoots I end up smiling.

  21. Zeph Colombatto

    May 29, 2010 at 11:42 am

    love the pic!

    what point and shoot did you use to take the shot?

  22. Shonwer

    May 29, 2010 at 11:49 am

    These old italian man have something magical. They're tradition and classicism and they looks always perfect.
    Shonwer

    http://shonwer.blogspot.com/

  23. ronald

    May 29, 2010 at 11:59 am

    Italian style. Cool! I hope to look close to this when I get to his age!
    Yeah!

  24. thirtiesgirl

    May 29, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    Ernest Hemmingway, is that you??

  25. Blanchine.

    May 29, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Milan outfitters of all ages always have something to say, love them!
    I really like his jacket and how he manages to wear his sunglasses.

    http://subconchicness.blogspot.com/

  26. ece

    May 29, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    i saw this gentelman the same day, he was wearing this outfit and actually riding his bike at porta ticinese. and i was very impressed about his looks and i admired his energy. you can tell from this look that he is a life lover.

  27. Anonymous

    May 29, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    OMG!!!!Buffalo Bill has been reincarnated and gone to Milan !!

    To me, what makes him so chic is the way he sits nonchalantly on his saddle and wears non-sport clothes to ride a bike and the perfection of his flawlessly white hair and the "old money-classic basics" quality of his shoes.

    I can't help but wonder where he lives and what he does apart from riding his bike.

  28. mariana

    May 29, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    Fabulous!!! XD

  29. La Boheme

    May 29, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    He is a perfection! Of course the bike is a must. I do hope he is your guardian angel and we get to see more of him in your random run-ins.

  30. pRiyA

    May 29, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    A trim Santa in stylish summer gear! He is gorgeous.

  31. GUISPIRA GUCCIA

    May 29, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    love his sunglasses

  32. commodestyle

    May 29, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    He is cool angel,alike Santa Claus…but no smile!!

  33. Ninjagaiden78

    May 29, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    Italian guys style is insane. I love the jacket and the shirt.
    Good shot Sart.

    windoshop78.blogspot.com

  34. Carla

    May 29, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    i love how perfect his beard is!just bought your book by the way.I love it!Everynight before I go to bed,I have a flick through it's pages.Perfect dream material if you ask me :)

  35. THESTREETFASHION5XPRO

    May 29, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    fantastic shot…looks like a guardian angel…you are incredible

  36. Anonymous

    May 29, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    I love this look, the small sunglasses, the burly beard and mustache, the longish hair, as if to say, I'll do as I please. And then the effortless look of the tattersall shirt and the tan jacket with jeans. Do you need an extensive wardrobe to achieve this?

  37. Anonymous

    May 29, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    who wouldn't love the idea of a guardian angel and of course yours would have to be the most chic angel ever.

  38. Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl

    May 29, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Good thing one of the production stuff had a camera! But then again, I'm sure if you took a picture with your phone it would still be a good one (or am I just being too optimistic, as usual? Could be :))

  39. Jo

    May 29, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    I thought he was Santa :)

  40. Sognatrice

    May 29, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    soooo stylish and I hadn't to read the head-line to know that his Italian:)yeah,Italian style!

    The (im)Perfect Harmony

  41. I FEEL PITHY

    May 29, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Why oh why don't they make men like this in America — and, more specifically, in Boston?!
    THIS, folks, is a man.

  42. Vagabonde

    May 29, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    What a handsome looking gentleman of a certain age.

  43. Sydney

    May 29, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    I love the little details like the glasses and the shoes!

    http://www.bigorangetaxii.blogspot.com

  44. Cobalt Violet

    May 29, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    This is one of the reasons I just love Italy! The people are amazing! Fantastic … and on a bike!

  45. (Not so) Daily Photo

    May 29, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Perfect! I wish I'd know somebody looking as good as this man is.

    I wish I'd had so good sens of style:)

  46. Kaila

    May 29, 2010 at 3:26 pm

  47. Miiicha

    May 29, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    OMG so so CUTE!

  48. Anonymous

    May 29, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    He must have his own category
    "Guardian Angel" or 'Stylish Gentleman" so we can wee all of his photos together, please!

  49. Lisa Petrarca

    May 29, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    That is so cool Scott. I wonder if someday you will use your "friend" in a magazine shoot.

    I can picture him riding his bike with a beautiful model on the handle bars, her head thrown back laughing, hair blowing & a long skirt flowing in the wind.

    What do ya think?

  50. Hayley Golightly Style

    May 29, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Absolutely stunning man. So chic.

    http://hayleygolightlystyle.blogspot.com/

  51. Cara

    May 29, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    Thats one cool man, I like his beard :) haha

  52. Danny

    May 29, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Looks like my gramps

    http://bigmouthvintage.com

  53. stone

    May 29, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    i wish i could run into such style every day. from head to toe he is screaming it.

    stoneandcloth.blogspot.com

  54. STREETFSN

    May 29, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    he's so gorgeous.
    I want to be his grandson lol

  55. sherna

    May 29, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    first time's an accident
    second's a coincidence
    thrice is a significance

    he must be

  56. ...

    May 29, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    But you are a guardian angel…. The true style guardian!!!

    http://valentineavoh.blogspot.com/

  57. memory of air

    May 29, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    I really love the mens' style that you have been posting for the last few days – tailored, effortless, clean.

    I hope that I can learn at some point to translate what I love about menswear, into my own style, without seeming masculine, only stylish.

    Thank you so much for the inspiration.

  58. Dr. Pagan

    May 29, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    I love his style.
    From his majestically grooved beard to his wonderful loafers.

    LOVE

    Dr Pagan
    http://drpagan.blogspot.com/

  59. honeybee

    May 29, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    WOULD LOVE TO SHARE A GLASS OF PERSECO WITH HIM AND HEAR HIS STORY….

    XXOO
    MELISSA

  60. EricO

    May 29, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    His hair and mustache are so perfect that's exactly how i want to look like when i get older

  61. myeyecatches

    May 29, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Love the fact that he's smoking a cigar – looks like he's enjoying life.

  62. Anonymous

    May 29, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    I live in this street!

  63. Anonymous

    May 29, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    His smiling mustache makes him seem so amicable, his well groomed style so intelligent… what a gentleman!

  64. Andre Gorr

    May 29, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    thanks for nice shot….
    great looking and definitely wise fella, who is worth to know more and become friends with…
    Sart, you have an eye to notice interesting people, – thanks again

  65. Elena

    May 29, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    He's perfection. He looks so effortlessly chic. Seeing him on the street would definately make my day!

  66. Anonymous

    May 29, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    He looks great, but a REAL gentlemen in town always wear SOCKS!!!!

    monegasque@email.it

  67. Anonymous

    May 29, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    Oh why don't I ever see men like this? Instead I see sneakers, ill fitting tee shirts, overhanging bellies, and generally slovenly looking men everywhere. Sigh…take me to Italy, please!

  68. nainai

    May 29, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    He is the summer santa,,,,,, lol

    http://www.nainai-fashion.com

  69. Bell

    May 29, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Touch Class.

  70. corve

    May 29, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    He looks good

  71. Anonymous

    May 29, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    I love him.

  72. Anonymous

    May 29, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    "I die"! Mamma mia. My absolute style pecadillo is a man with italian loafers and no sox. Does me in!

    that's just a bonus in his case. i've missed his gougeousness on his bike and fabulous, impeccable…yet easy, natural style…similar to the "white knight in firenze… oops,I mean "heat" ;-)! again that killa' Italian DNA. DEar Sart and fellow Sarters, how 'bout we have fiction contest where we create fabulous stories around these Milanese style icons? I never ever tire of seeing them, and find myself fantisizing about their lives. I believe I read somewhere that this gentleman is overseeing the latest top secret Michaelangelo restoration at his lake house on Orto….his accoustic guitar rhapsodies melt the heart. He is very kind to anumals. Tonight he is dining with Miiucia and usual suuspects under the wisteria laden pergola at the family villa… Okey dokey..You talented writers, feel free to pipe in anytime here!
    thanks Sart..like you, seeing "Mi angelina"
    made my day!
    annabella

  73. Penelope

    May 29, 2010 at 9:25 pm

  74. Benny

    May 29, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    it's so amazing to see him here AGAIN!!! he is incredible!

  75. Eve

    May 29, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    I didn't know guardian angles rode up on bikes! Yikes!

  76. sylvia

    May 29, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Wow! this is THE cool man! I love him better than that SUSPENDER-size-not-so-fit man!

  77. chibi

    May 29, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    ahahaha posh santa :D love him

  78. FASHION SNAG

    May 30, 2010 at 12:39 am

    I love him! The bike, the sporty chic look. A man on a bike always gets to me. x

    http://www.FashionSnag.com

  79. S.T

    May 30, 2010 at 12:50 am

    He personifies cool.

  80. Lorraine, Vintage Amoureuse

    May 30, 2010 at 1:14 am

    Maybe he really is your guardian angel. The fashion guardian angel. It would be so great if I were to meet him.

  81. Z Fashion Blog

    May 30, 2010 at 1:19 am

    That's one of the reasons I love living in Milan: Everybody has a sense of fashion.

    I mean where else would you find an older guy on a bike dressed like this?!

  82. Devy Nandya

    May 30, 2010 at 2:17 am

    he looks like santa in daylight!

  83. Anonymous

    May 30, 2010 at 2:59 am

    "…she's now convinced that he's my guardian angel!" He's not dead yet! Teeheeheeeeeee

    Seriously though, the fit of his jeans is fantastic.

  84. John Wesley

    May 30, 2010 at 3:00 am

    Looks effortlessly put together.

    The color of jacket is wonderful. (Khaki with mustard overtones.) Have always liked this color. Wish there were a name for it.

    If you cover his head/beard with your finger, he could be 30-something. Nice to see an older gentleman looking so fit and vibrant!

    –jw

  85. Stef

    May 30, 2010 at 3:03 am

    If Santa Claus were Italian…

    Everything about him in this pic is fantastic! He is a magnificent bearded ray of sunshine!

  86. Cultivated Ah Lian

    May 30, 2010 at 3:05 am

    love the facial hair! and nice shoes!
    lovely little story,try and make friends with him the next time!

  87. Anonymous

    May 30, 2010 at 3:21 am

    May I know how you shot a good picture like that with a point and shoot? (with the front in focus and the background a little blurred)

  88. anthony

    May 30, 2010 at 3:32 am

    I've never liked shoes without socks. Fabulous pic and great clothes. (I thought you didn't post on Fridays, Saturdays…?)

  89. Ros

    May 30, 2010 at 4:31 am

    I hope I get to see him when I visit Milan …

  90. 能能子

    May 30, 2010 at 4:49 am

    I Love This Guy

  91. Tere

    May 30, 2010 at 4:51 am

    I love him too!!
    perfect post!
    kisses

    http://sweetsyte.blogspot.com/

  92. Youssef

    May 30, 2010 at 4:59 am

    Just perfect!

    He looks like he can sit next too you and talk to you all night long about women, philosophy etc. without becoming boring.

  93. Anonymous

    May 30, 2010 at 5:00 am

    Nice moustache

  94. märta stockholm sweden

    May 30, 2010 at 5:02 am

    beautiful pic – aim for the moon and land among the stars

    http://artbymeat.blogg.se

  95. hoydepunkt

    May 30, 2010 at 5:14 am

    he's amazing! must be your guardian angel :)

  96. giampaolo

    May 30, 2010 at 5:54 am

    He 's so natural

  97. Jena Lou

    May 30, 2010 at 6:06 am

    I love this. I especially love that his beard is groomed into perfection. This is kind of what I want to picture my dad as when he says he?s going out, but then I realize that it is a rare man who can look THAT spectacular in a mix of clothes that might be older than I am and new(er) + versatile pieces.

  98. Anonymous

    May 30, 2010 at 6:13 am

    I L.O.V.E. this photo. Could look at it all day!!!

  99. corinnas-atelier

    May 30, 2010 at 6:23 am

    He looks so stylish and friendly, Love this shot :)
    http://corinnas-atelier.blogspot.com

  100. Christine Scott

    May 30, 2010 at 6:46 am

    Happy o so very happy to see this pic! Growing up can be beautiful x I love a guy on a bike.

  101. "Vishí e Puà"

    May 30, 2010 at 6:48 am

    Shoes and sunglasses are the key. Great stilish man!

  102. Lord B.S. Whimsy

    May 30, 2010 at 7:18 am

    Perfection.

  103. Phyllis

    May 30, 2010 at 7:32 am

    His mustache is magnificent and his beard is perfect!

  104. viejecita

    May 30, 2010 at 7:37 am

    The gentleman, the bike, all look wonderful As per usual in your photos. But:

  105. Jennifer - Stylish Clin d'Oeil

    May 30, 2010 at 7:38 am

    Love that picture!
    The guy is in a perfect adequation with his bicycle! Look the sunglasses and the light of the bike: same shape!
    So stylish!

  106. Julianne Fuchs-Musgrave

    May 30, 2010 at 7:50 am

    ageless style, pure confidence

  107. Juliet

    May 30, 2010 at 8:51 am

    I really love this blog. It's beautiful, elegant, perfect! Every man or woman in the pictures has his/her own style. That's amazing :)

  108. Molly Rainbox

    May 30, 2010 at 8:58 am

    Perfect:Camel+Pink+Denim+Brown

  109. The Man from Amsterdam

    May 30, 2010 at 9:04 am

    Impeccable style.

  110. Mr Bumper

    May 30, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Great beard. I'm going to try and get mine like that.

  111. Sarai and Helena.

    May 30, 2010 at 9:58 am

    I LOVE YOUR BLOG.

    We follow you,

    Xoxo, Sarai.

  112. Karina e Kátia

    May 30, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Lovely pictures!

    kisses

    http://www.gauchasnamoda.blogspot.com

  113. Ariane

    May 30, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Waow.

    I had scrolled down a little too much when I first looked at the photo, and only saw it from the waist down.
    I was actually convinced that it was a woman.
    A very chic and stylish woman. I've been looking for shoes like this for months now, and I'm starting to think.. I might find them in the men's department!

  114. Laguna Beach Trad

    May 30, 2010 at 10:31 am

    This young gent is awesome! Love the tassel loafers that he often wears.

  115. mafalda

    May 30, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Ah, gli italiani!

  116. Soupstained

    May 30, 2010 at 10:38 am

    I've had a pair of these shoes for a number of years and think they're fabulous. I bought them at Celine in Paris and don't wear them all that much because they are a teeny bit tight. On the sole it says they were made in Italy. I wonder who made them.

  117. kelly frances

    May 30, 2010 at 11:47 am

    sporty chic is right. i love men who can pull of a pink shirt! perfect outfit combo for a sunday stroll

    <33
    heelsandinspiration.blogspot.com

  118. Anonymous

    May 30, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    My God! He's beautiful!

  119. CROATOR.NET

    May 30, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Santa Clause<3

  120. travel

    May 30, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    good blog and pic

  121. Mat

    May 30, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    that is a fantastic look

  122. george

    May 30, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    this can only be found in Italy…perfect

  123. bvr44

    May 30, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    I wish he was my dad

  124. Wolf & Deer

    May 30, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Wow! I wish that was my grandpa!

  125. Anonymous

    May 30, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    Sart… can you profile him next time?. I wonder his age? his ankles and hands aren't old enough to match the colour of his hair… I wonder where he rides to?… Does he have a beautiful family living in their ancestral home?. or did he love once and now rides simply to relive those days. Was he the Captain of a grand ship now living his retirement in the town he loves. I love that he's riding and smoking a cigar.. is riding really all about health!… :)

  126. Liya

    May 30, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    i cant even begin to tell you how much i enjoy seeing photos of "older than usual marketable age" people on your blog!! This guy is soo well dressed! I love people who embrace getting older.. in a society when everyone is doing all they can to stay young

  127. Sid Mashburn

    May 30, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    I love Santa, too!

  128. Anonymous

    May 30, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    This shot is somewhat surreal! I mean, this monsieur's image is quite aliken somebody who doesn't belong anywhere, he's got this "nowhereman" look, cannot explain it better…
    Like your co worker said, I also think he is a kind of guardian angel of all of us, fashion lovers! Marvelous rose shirt!!!
    Great, great shot!

  129. Blaise

    May 31, 2010 at 12:55 am

    I like the fit of his jeans…

  130. The Pilgrim

    May 31, 2010 at 2:11 am

    You have a very elegant guardian angel indeed! And his beard is so well groomed!

  131. Marion

    May 31, 2010 at 4:04 am

    He reminds me of santa :D

  132. Sara Bentley

    May 31, 2010 at 4:10 am

    That is such a happy coincidence! He really does have amazing style — love his round sunglasses and white beard and hair! I can't stand it when men color their hair… white hair gives this gentleman such a personality! He looks like he should be a famous novelist or something else creative!

  133. Anonymous

    May 31, 2010 at 4:46 am

    veri stylish

  134. karnit

    May 31, 2010 at 5:23 am

    When I go to pick up my kids from school I short cut through a very quiet neighborhood, boring nothing special… you get my drift. And for some reason I always see, there, of all places very interestingly (dressed) looking people. I can never stop because I'm rushing, but maybe I should passing by a little earlier. You never know… As you've pointed out your self.
    http://www.theconceptdresser.com

  135. Anonymous

    May 31, 2010 at 5:35 am

    I Love men in loafers without socks!! So chic!!

  136. Anonymous

    May 31, 2010 at 5:49 am

    Also loving the metal bangle resonating with the shades. And what appears to a perfectly flat stomach. Impressive!

  137. Anonymous

    May 31, 2010 at 6:01 am

    Does anyone know what kind of bike the dude is riding?

  138. Daylight Strobe

    May 31, 2010 at 6:14 am

    This guy is a fresh lord

  139. proletarian Great Gatsby

    May 31, 2010 at 6:16 am

    Aristocratic &sporting.It's the perfection of the classical combination of blue-white-red.In this case with the snow white beard.He has something special that goes further then a just classical/boring image of blue-white-red.
    Perhaps an homage to Krzysztof Kiezlowski's trilogy "Bleu","Blanc","Rouge" and the revolutionary ideals of liberty,equality and fraternity.

  140. jepun

    May 31, 2010 at 6:43 am

    it's the beard i tell ya. it has some sort of magical power or something…

  141. Fabio LE CALZATURE

    May 31, 2010 at 7:53 am

    FANTASTICO!

  142. Lee Oliveira

    May 31, 2010 at 8:06 am

    What a refreshing picture!
    Well done Scott..

    http://www.leeoliveira.com

  143. Signe

    May 31, 2010 at 9:12 am

    I love how you keep running into him :)

  144. San

    May 31, 2010 at 9:12 am

    he must be an amazing character. I'd love to chat with him some time.

  145. Anonymous

    May 31, 2010 at 9:17 am

    Hot Dude~!
    Love it~!

  146. Anonymous

    May 31, 2010 at 10:14 am

    I've been trying on all different varieties of Levis endlessly trying to find a pair with a fit like that. Anyone have any reccomendations, levis or otherwise?

  147. menina raposa

    May 31, 2010 at 10:25 am

    Genial!!!!

  148. B

    May 31, 2010 at 11:04 am

    it's like what would happen to santa clause if he moved to milan and starting reading the sartorialist

  149. James

    May 31, 2010 at 11:44 am

    I don't think he's your Guardian Angel… I think this is what God looks like when he turns up to greet you – well dressed & eco-friendly. Fabulous beard & Lennon-esque sunnies. Class.

    http://www.jamescooperstudio.com

  150. Shirley

    May 31, 2010 at 11:52 am

    he is your own Santa!!

  151. Ellie

    May 31, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    This man has GREAT style. Love it.

  152. Ben Hatke

    May 31, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Definitely Guardian Angel material there. And not just a Sartorialist all star but a beard and mustache all star as well!

  153. Polly Farthing

    May 31, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    He is amazing! I love him

  154. Anonymous

    May 31, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    I love this outfit. Very nice indeed.

  155. Zuzolińska

    May 31, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    He is FANTASTIC!

  156. Gerund O'Malley

    May 31, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Love his clothes, yes, but really love his bike! Anyone able to identify it?

  157. Anonymous

    May 31, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    Cooler than cool; except for the shoes!

  158. Boracay beach resort

    June 1, 2010 at 1:07 am

    Yes indeed, he is quite cool for his age. He seems like a nice guy. I love his mustache.

  159. Catskillet

    June 1, 2010 at 3:54 am

    Hahaha… even your guardian angel is chic. Can you imagine?

  160. Vicente

    June 1, 2010 at 7:55 am

    Fabulous! And how does he keep his beard looking so…perfect?

  161. Vicente

    June 1, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Perfect jeans, perfect shoes, great beard – which barber-shop does he go to?? – making a unique look. I LOVE THIS GUY!

  162. lovefool

    June 1, 2010 at 11:46 am

    just can't help but smile when i saw this photo. he looks so cool, i see him as a grampy who gives cool advices to his grandaughter about love, and life in general. gosh, im so dramatic. teehee. :))

  163. Allie

    June 1, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    And, he looks like Santa ;-)

  164. iamnotyetarockstar

    June 1, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    lovely!!

  165. evalyn

    June 1, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    Now, that's style!

  166. Anonymous

    June 1, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Love the shoes!

  167. Anonymous

    June 1, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Santa unplugged. Damn the reindeer, it's hot and they have to take a vacation too!

  168. Anonymous

    June 1, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Love the (leather?) panniers.

  169. un hamac

    June 1, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    such a handsome man. the beard looks lovely on him, but i'm so curious what he looks like without it. it'd be hard to shave that pretty work off, though.

  170. rayne

    June 1, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Perfect. Love his jewelry and belt. Love the cut of his jeans and how they just slightly taper at the leg. He is well-groomed and alluring in a non-ostentatious way.

  171. Marie

    June 1, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    omg, its Santa!!!

  172. Herzog

    June 1, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    The bike is a classic rod-brake roadster. Nearly identical ones are produced over the world. Eastman and Flying Pigeon brands from China are perhaps the easiest to obtain.

    Google: flying pigeon, eastman roadster, rod brake roadster

  173. Shalini Mehta

    June 2, 2010 at 1:58 am

    How stylish! And such perfect beard!

  174. Diamondvirgin.com

    June 2, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Amazing style!

  175. Katie

    June 2, 2010 at 9:43 am

    guardian angel… or he spends hours getting dressed every morning he knows you're in town, follows you to quiet streets, and then c a s u a l l y bikes past looking fantastic. hm??

  176. F.E. Castleberry

    June 2, 2010 at 9:47 am

    So on point. His tassled loafers are brilliant (sans socks of course).

  177. Anonymous

    June 2, 2010 at 10:23 am

    I want to stroke that beard!

  178. Ilaria

    June 2, 2010 at 11:13 am

    I read your post, went out and saw him on his bike in Via Torino. And I could not take a photo!

  179. Anonymous

    June 2, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    sure it's not santa on vacay?

  180. We will fight on the beaches....

    June 2, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Is there no end to this guys coolness? He's smoking a cigar!

  181. HotHouse Orchid

    June 2, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Pure Awesomeness

  182. SartorialStudent

    June 4, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    I want to look like this guy when I'm an old man. What a Beard!

  183. afro-chick

    June 4, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    i feel very positively about this picture.

  184. Nava

    June 5, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    He looks so cool. It pleases me to see someone of that age still so into dressing smooth.

  185. Alexis

    June 7, 2010 at 2:57 am

    What a class act. I would love to meet this man!

  186. charmaine

    June 7, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    this is a perfect example showing that a great photographer makes the best out of any camera he or she is given :)

  187. Mark

    June 9, 2010 at 10:49 am

    this is exactly how i want to look when i'm 70

  188. Heather

    June 9, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    I love his look. It looks so familiar. Inventors and scientist in movies always have this look. Well the glasses and beard anyways.

  189. Anonymous

    June 10, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    This is my favourite photo of the week. This man's got it goin' on right down to his snowy well groomed beard. Love it!

  190. choubelle

    June 10, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    This is fantastic! What a character.

    ?Choubelle?

  191. chiara

    June 10, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    OMG! hey Scott! this is Chiara, I was assiting Miriam on the campaign on the last day!I remember we talked about this man on the bike I didn't know you were "The" Sartorialist!! ciao!!!! x

  192. Wild Sallion

    June 10, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Rob Forbes, founder of Design Within Reach, just launched the bike company PUBLIC (www.publicbikes.com). The goal, aside from selling bikes, is to get more people like your guardian angel on bikes making our streets safer, sexier, and more fun.

  193. Anonymous

    June 11, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    i want to be this guy when i grow up!

  194. Just me and my bon genre!

    June 13, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    AMAZING STYLE! I wonder what he does for a living!

    fashionforsaturdaybrunch.blogspot.com

  195. davide allieri

    June 14, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    this is style!!!!!

    D

    http://davideallieri.blogspot.com/

  196. J.Ro

    June 14, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    Dear Sartorialist,

    Why are bikes so much cooler in Europe?

    http://www.jasonromaine.com

  197. Sarah Farnsworth

    June 14, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    This man defines style. i'm in love.

  198. Javier Wrona

    June 15, 2010 at 9:15 am

    Perfect!

  199. Vi

    June 15, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    I know him! he lives in my building, I can see him every morning going out with his bike!!! :)

  200. Vinidive

    June 16, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    Great look

  201. ZaLou

    June 17, 2010 at 10:00 am

    He looks like Santa Claus in spring/summer clothes… (If Santa Claus ever have spring/summer clothes tt is!) ;D

  202. Dlife

    June 17, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    a real all star!!!!!!well done…

  203. pariuri sportive

    June 20, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    He looks very nice.

  204. Dimitri Zafiriou

    June 21, 2010 at 3:54 am

    The beauty of an old man is like a poem…

  205. Aquia

    June 21, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    Im in love. WOW, i never thought a way older man (im in my 20's) can looks so irresitable..wow he is HOT

  206. Oliver

    June 21, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    I am aspiring to have facial hair like this!!! so cool ! I love your blog.

  207. Anonymous

    June 30, 2010 at 9:28 am

    I think he's God. No, seriously… the white hair and beard and everything! :-D

  208. Anonymous

    July 3, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    Mr. Ötzi! I love it!

  209. Kat Kiddles

    July 7, 2010 at 11:20 am

    A picture tells a thousand words, and these thousand words were exactly the ones I was looking for…http://theneave.com/addinginsult2fauxpas/. Thank you for the brilliant work!

  210. rin

    July 10, 2010 at 4:31 am

    I like his mustache and galsses
    He looks like pringles so cute!!

  211. Anonymous

    July 21, 2010 at 10:31 am

    I know thi gentlemen, his name is Francesco Maglia and he owns and manages the oldest umbrella factory in Milan.
    His umbrellas are as fashionable as he looks.

  212. Anonymous

    July 21, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    None other than the famossssisimo Chino Maglia … who btw makes the most beautiful of hand made umbrellas ! (oldest factory in italy) http://www.ombrellimaglia.it

  213. FragrantMoments

    July 23, 2010 at 9:22 am

    Proof positive style doesn't know age.

  214. Anonymous

    October 22, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    perfect thank you

  215. okapi

    December 6, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Must be the same man as in this image.

  216. Jess

    December 12, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    If I were an old man, I would want his facial hair. He's got this cool eccentric old man thing in the bag.

  217. Jani Kinnunen aka Kippari

    January 25, 2011 at 10:13 am

    I think I accidentally photographed him last summer in Bellaggio.
    Here's the picture:
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_bXl8UEe0uLQ/TJKGI4lhI_I/AAAAAAAABqk/qMgwkvXMgJk/s1600/bellaggio_rantaparta.jpg

  218. Poet Whale

    June 25, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Ah such comfort for the eyes! I created a bookmark folder just for him, and others like him.
    Thank you for posting the photos
    They are like a facelift for my soul.

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