Tuesday, November 7, 2006

On The Street….Outside Tiffany’s, Midtown

Old Man Style!


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  1. mademoisellelala

    November 7, 2006 at 8:15 am

    Such a well-heeled couple. so sharp! L:OVE her coat!

  2. Alessandro

    November 7, 2006 at 8:29 am

    Probably one of my favourite Sartorialist pics to date; what a gorgeous colour story!

  3. Weeze

    November 7, 2006 at 8:36 am

    I love New York City. That is all.

  4. Maverik

    November 7, 2006 at 8:43 am

    The look of the man is simply shockingly elegant!! Beatiful navy two botton suit, amazing hat, perfect!!!…
    I really don’t like the color of the woman’s coat, that’s too much…and do not really matchs with the fantastic (and simple) elegance of the man!!
    I think that this picture shows everyone that elegance is a matter of basic (and classic) elements.

  5. Anonymous

    November 7, 2006 at 8:46 am

    Wow! Throwback!

    They both look fabulous.

    This is a beautiful — and surprisingly timeless — shot.


  6. blackbird

    November 7, 2006 at 8:54 am

    she doesn’t look too shabby either…

  7. Lit

    November 7, 2006 at 8:56 am

    Magnificent!! That the elderly gentleman has paid such attention to detail and looks better than most of us ever will, is exceptional. And I love that woman’s coat. Green? Who would’ve ever thought, she matches him toe to toe I think. What a picture Sart!

  8. luvsunflowers

    November 7, 2006 at 9:02 am

    Ah, yes. This once again proves that classic elegance is always in style! Love it!

  9. Anonymous

    November 7, 2006 at 9:03 am

    I absolutely loove this picture! Great eye Sart. They both look so elegant. Well pressed suit, polished shoes,perfect knotted tie and hat paired with the wonderful color of the woman’s coat against the blue grey suit is perfect.
    The couple even has an elegant pose. Great picture!

  10. RunRun

    November 7, 2006 at 9:12 am

    I disagree with Maverik. The womans coat really make her brown reddish hair glow. It also matches her “boyfriends” outfit in a exiting way.

  11. Butch

    November 7, 2006 at 9:16 am

    This is wonderful–the sum, the two together, greater perhaps than the individual parts, but each very pleasing indeed.

  12. invisible girl

    November 7, 2006 at 9:39 am

    Just lovely.

  13. Anonymous

    November 7, 2006 at 9:45 am

    What a great looking couple. I *LOVE* the color of her coat next to his suit (and her hair). It’s part of why you notice the suit.

  14. Anonymous

    November 7, 2006 at 10:04 am

    So stylish, and they look like they’re in love, having a blast. I really love her coat, esp. with his suit.

  15. Francois

    November 7, 2006 at 10:16 am

    Reminds me of John Cheever stories, martinis, commuter train…

  16. fashion theory

    November 7, 2006 at 10:19 am

    i don’t mind the lady’s coat at all actually – i enjoy the fact they’re not dressed head to toe black.

  17. sandman_gr

    November 7, 2006 at 10:25 am

     They look amazing! Style and elegance BIG time! I disagree with maverick:the color of the coat looks great and contrasts well with the more serious blue of the gentleman’s suit. It is this juxtaposition of color that makes this look unique and classy. Otherwise it would be boring.

  18. Anonymous

    November 7, 2006 at 10:25 am

    The fact that they both look happy has a lot to do with the lovely vibe of the picture.

  19. Anonymous

    November 7, 2006 at 10:32 am

    I just love them both. Not just the fashion (which is gorgeous) … but they look so happy! What a great shot.

  20. Alice Olive

    November 7, 2006 at 10:39 am

    I LOVE her coat! And her smile, on his arm. They look good together.

  21. savvylondon

    November 7, 2006 at 10:40 am

    this gets 5 gold stars. he gets 5 alone. the smiles are priceless.

  22. Anonymous

    November 7, 2006 at 10:41 am

    Old money…love it

  23. positive_negative

    November 7, 2006 at 10:48 am

    What a great shade of green the woman’s coat is.

  24. Anonymous

    November 7, 2006 at 10:54 am

    Timeless class.

  25. catalina

    November 7, 2006 at 10:56 am

    I think they both look fabulous; I love the color of her coat, and he is so sharp.

  26. gneh-snah

    November 7, 2006 at 10:56 am

    hey, love it..thats a very sweet couple and good shot

  27. kiarella

    November 7, 2006 at 11:35 am

    This is what I mean when I think about aging gracefully.

  28. Maria

    November 7, 2006 at 11:57 am

    It looks like the photo campaingn for Kate Spade something arround 3 years ago: A familly reunion where color, style, and refinement were the “family values”. By the way she is going totally agnes b with her advertisment.

  29. S.

    November 7, 2006 at 12:07 pm

    Love it! Style is not only for the young. I hope to wear it like a second skin as I age.

  30. Just an Observation

    November 7, 2006 at 12:17 pm

    Overrall very charming ..Love to see couple dressed up and spending time together…something very romantice about that.

    However I would rethink the color of the coat considering her hair colorother the style and fit is very nice.

    Thanks as always!

  31. Anonymous

    November 7, 2006 at 12:21 pm


  32. Anonymous

    November 7, 2006 at 12:30 pm

    OH MY GOD!!!

    - Eminence Grise

  33. KatDee

    November 7, 2006 at 12:47 pm

    I love this picture; I think it shows the contrast between a time when everyday life had a certain structure and formality to it – no well-dressed man ever left the house without a hat. Very nice.

  34. Anonymous

    November 7, 2006 at 1:25 pm

    Brings back some very fond memories of a great aunt and uncle … thanks!

    They’re both fabulous. I initially thought the lady’s coat & hair didn’t match, but it’s growing on me.

    The real clincher is his hat! That is totally reminiscent of my great uncle, and of the men of his generation to wear that sort of hat without thinking about it or making an effort; it’s just natural. It’s a blast from our stylish past!

  35. Anonymous

    November 7, 2006 at 1:37 pm

    They are fabulous. He is saying something to her and it has such a nice effect.


  36. Anonymous

    November 7, 2006 at 2:03 pm

    I think that the colour of her coat is a bit bright for her skin. That said, the fact that she looks so good is perhaps a reflection of the fact that one doesn’t necessarily need to stick with the limited set of colours that always suit us. What a revolutionary thought! – UK in US

  37. bv

    November 7, 2006 at 2:13 pm

    Very charming. I can only hope that I will be as elegant as they are when I reach their age.

  38. jj

    November 7, 2006 at 2:38 pm

    I think Maverick is wrong about the woman’s coat. It sets off her hair and considering it looks like a greyish day, the coat has a snap that is perfectly suited to the grey or is that a steel blue suit on the gentleman. Now if the coat were red or white, that would be a bore. She probably has a black one and a grey one in her closet. But it’s all context and the woman wonderfully autumnal.

  39. Anonymous

    November 7, 2006 at 2:49 pm

    What a great pic. I feel happy in all my body when looking at it. More please.

  40. Anonymous

    November 7, 2006 at 3:29 pm

    Sart, you nailed the meaning of sophistication in this shot.

  41. Kelli

    November 7, 2006 at 3:36 pm

    Timeless! They have true style.

  42. gizhou

    November 7, 2006 at 3:38 pm

    The shine on those shoes! Definitely a man of the times and he hasn’t gone for the Botox look. Outstanding – I hope I look that good in a few years!

  43. concupiscence

    November 7, 2006 at 3:53 pm

    I’m sure you know how beautiful this photo is. Anyhow… It’s beautiful.

  44. positively the same dame

    November 7, 2006 at 4:34 pm

    lovely, easy, graceful, confident — this is chic.

  45. Anonymous

    November 7, 2006 at 4:35 pm

    Such a classic look in front of a timeless store. I’m new to Sart’s work, but it’s photos like this that make me wish I’d started reading sooner!

  46. Anonymous

    November 7, 2006 at 4:48 pm

    she looks more like his daughter than his girlfriend.

  47. Anonymous

    November 7, 2006 at 5:22 pm

    4:48 … I was kinda thinking the same thing, but he’s pretty stylish. He could have attracted a young lovely.

  48. Anonymous

    November 7, 2006 at 6:15 pm

    Any man who knows his way to Tiffany’s is fine by me no matter WHAT he’s wearing

  49. Anonymous

    November 7, 2006 at 6:16 pm

    For me it’s not about the coat, the hat or the shoes — it’s about the radiance of her smile and the twinkle in his eyes. Yes, they are stylish and they look great, but that happiness… now that’s cause for optimism, especially today. Thank you for bring us this ray of sunshine.

  50. Anonymous

    November 7, 2006 at 7:15 pm

    I could not adore this any more…they are both amazingly chic.

  51. sbooth

    November 7, 2006 at 7:42 pm

    What a great looking couple. What we all aspire to be! He looks so elegant and graceful and she positively glows! Style trumps age when it is this natural.

  52. sbooth

    November 7, 2006 at 7:47 pm

    Makes me homesick for another time. It reminds me of my father (althought she is younger than my mother!). Very easily elegant and he looks like a great guy.

  53. Anonymous

    November 7, 2006 at 8:05 pm

    I think that without the fedora this would be a lovely couple, but with it SMASHING!!

  54. Anonymous

    November 7, 2006 at 8:06 pm

    I think that without the fedora this would be a lovely couple, but with it SMASHING!!

  55. classicelegance27

    November 8, 2006 at 12:09 am

    The couple is elegantly smooth. That’s going to my husband and I when we get older.

  56. OrganicVogue

    November 8, 2006 at 1:25 am

    I love this picture too much.

  57. lord sessa

    November 8, 2006 at 2:29 am

    This photograph is award-winning.Definitely.
    It’s like a short story.The grace of old age,represented by a superbly dressed couple;they exude a joie de vivre that most people half their age have exhausted.No ennui here;only a life well lived.
    This blog is like great wine;better and better with age.

  58. Jason Hahn

    November 8, 2006 at 3:14 am

    I love this picture! Less for the clothes than for the incredible joy and happiness in their smile. Of course, one would NEED to be joyful and happy to be coming out of Tiffany’s.

  59. MV

    November 8, 2006 at 3:41 am

    Francois why Cheever?

  60. Anonymous

    November 8, 2006 at 9:33 am

    Sometimes I wonder if (well dressed) old people look great because they’re skinny like models. The clothes hang so well.

  61. Gerolyn

    November 8, 2006 at 2:02 pm

    Well, I am partial as the woman is my cousin – she looks spectacular as always and they are such a smart looking couple together – he is quite dashing!!

  62. ageez

    November 8, 2006 at 6:50 pm

    he is perfect. and she looks wonderful. my only minor nitpick is that the coat looks like it could fit her better (it looks a bit big in the middle). otherwise, superbly done by both of them.

  63. Asia

    November 8, 2006 at 7:16 pm

    well dressed couple. they look cute and happy!

  64. fussy italian

    November 9, 2006 at 1:44 pm

    he is elegant&tall, she is beautiful …in Italy this would mean: “Perfection”!

  65. Seriamente Tony

    November 9, 2006 at 2:01 pm

    I have a similar colored green jacket too, VERY hard to pull off. I try to maintain this color for spring. Am I choosing the wrong season?

  66. Anonymous

    November 9, 2006 at 6:46 pm

    This is beautiful. Love the Classic Style.

    And based on the location, it looks like a long overdue sequel to Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

  67. lulamae

    November 9, 2006 at 10:37 pm

    breathtaking… soooo stylish. they look like italians from rome. they must have been stylish all their lives. their wardrobes must be to die for.

  68. mjuzaregulargirl@yahoo.com.ph

    November 10, 2006 at 2:16 am

    simply eyecatching. good match. represents true sartorial elegance…timeless.

  69. Anonymous

    November 12, 2006 at 12:54 am

    Wow..even an old couple can appear with a such youthful vibe.

  70. Anonymous

    November 13, 2006 at 5:52 pm

    Gaaaaaawd Sart. Not only are you able to catch great style, but also great moments. The interaction and expressions on their faces is heartwarming. Thanks for the wonderful pics.

  71. fried_noodles

    November 15, 2006 at 6:08 am

    can we all say, “classic and elegant?” would love to be as stylish as they when hubby and i get to be at their age.


  72. Anonymous

    November 20, 2006 at 10:43 am

    i just love this picture, it’s so old New York, old style, love… just gorgeous.

  73. Anonymous

    November 21, 2006 at 4:35 am

    I just love this pic, have watched it so many times and i cant stop… They fit each other so perfect and they are so beautiful together. For me it’s old love photographed. What a wonderful photo!

  74. Anonymous

    February 5, 2007 at 3:46 am

    Ahhhhhhhh. . . . the old money look! – very sweet.

  75. Anonymous

    December 23, 2008 at 6:51 am

    This pair is like heroes from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, but after 40 years of happy marriage! It’s great!

  76. Kelly

    November 19, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    The lady in the green coat is actually my aunt! She has always had classic style.

  77. Chat Robinson

    June 25, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    I’m fifty four and my wife is sixty one, I hope we look like this in a few years time, not just the style but the obvious togetherness. Lovely shot I only just came across by accident.

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