Immaculate style! i love the different shades of brown, the gentleman’s beautifully polished shoes, his hat. the coat is terrific. Seeing someone dressed as well as this lifts one’s spirits. Great photo and post, thank you Sart.
A perfect Parisian type right down to the monkstrap shoes. The monkstrap is more popular in France than any other country as far as I can tell based on personal observation. The pants are a bit tube like for my taste but I realize this a popular modern look even it destroys the concept of drape which is what stylish mens pants are all about. Love the scarf and the Gaullois. The French have tried to ban smoking in restaurants and bars but they are already backing off basically because no one is paying the least attention. Vive le difference.
For me its French style. Take away the glasses and the co-ordination of the scarf and coat and then perhaps its British but those small round glasses and the planned are very old french artisan/writer to me. Just a thought…. :)
How wonderful that this is shot outside Old England as you know this shop is the epitome of English style a seclection of everything of quality from London available in Paris but put together in that Continental interpretation that makes a national style chic.The portait of the genteleman is so apt as he seems to be the type of customer of OE who simply shops no other place.Wonderful contrast very much Cartier Bresson
So classy… He could be a character of an Oscar Wilde’s story. His elegance, his classic colours, his allure… And all in the picture seem to be perfectly integrated, like the books in his arms, the leafs in the ground, the trees behind…
what a charming old man. It look’s like the potuguese poet Fernando Pessoa, if you search in the net you ill find photos from the poet dreassing like this gentleman. in spit of the mustache. sorry for my english.
I find it interesting, that no one has a problem with this stylish gentleman smoking, but seemed to have a problem with the young lady smoking, in the previous photo. Does this have to do with age, sex, or both?
This man is FRENCH. Full of charm,and handsomely dressed but French. No Englishman of any generation ever dressed like this. The hat, the scarf, the coat, the trousers and the shoes – no, nay, never. Left of centre, sorry. But oh, if only Englishmen could, then I would have married one. (Don’t tell my Scottish husband.)