I have to say, you achieved the portraiture lighting effect that Anne Leibovitz (sp?) gets for Vanity Fair articles, and you get it with (presumably) less equipment and fewer assistants. Great picture! I like the suit, even though it seems like the pinstripes on the right sleeve dont quite match the stripes on the body? Also, this pic should put the debate to rest on whether brown shoes can be worn with a dark suit, if the shoes are high quality and dressy enough, they go! I am sure someone will point out that this gentleman “dresses to the right” and the slacks are cut just so. Great outfit! Jorge from W Palm Beach
I love the clothes, the attitude and the composition of the photo. But how in the world can he stand to wear a jacket and tie in summer in Florence? I think of the Wall Street guys out for lunch, whose shirts show big circles of sweat within minutes of being out of the A/C. I know Florence isn’t as humid as NYC, and A/C is rare, so you don’t feel that blast when you go outside. But still, a jacket!!!
Yes to the suit, shirt, tie and cigarillo. Clip- on suspenders are only for farmers, clowns and children. The shoes must be slimmer. The facial hair gives this otherwise handsome man a schnauzer-like quality.
Mariana, don’t really think that’s true. I just migrated here from Facehunter and similar youth/street style oriented blogs, but I’ve seen some photos of older women who look amazingly elegant. It might simply be the look he’s going for: younger women might be more willing to experiment with the type of dress that this blog focuses on, whereas older men might be more inclined towards, frankly, the “old man” style that this blog seems to idolize. I don’t see that many men pictured here who fit my age category, and frankly, I don’t think I’ll be starting my epic wardrobe of suits anytime soon (what with my only graduating next year), but yes. This blog has a particular look and style that it focuses on, and perhaps certain age groups are more inclined towards that style? But I certainly don’t think it’s absolute: http://thesartorialist.blogspot.com/2006/11/lauren-hutton-at-calvin-klein.html
I’ve often read people’s comments stating “this is my favorite photo”. I couldn’t understand how anyone could have a “favorite” until now. This is mine. Everything about it is so beautiful; I want to matte it and frame it and hang it on my wall! . . and p.s. it is one of my personal ambitions to be chic at any age!!
I don’t get why everyone is hating on the suspenders. I, for one, love them on him and as part of the whole ensemble. As a general rule, I don’t think they work; however, as a general rule, I think that fashion should have no rules! If someone can make something work, then it simply works.
Aside from that, the rich chocolate color of his suit is divine, and it pairs deliciously well with the navy of his tie. The gust is the perfect touch to the slightly windblown look. Superbly handsome.
Another tremendous shot! So atmospheric. The light, the perspective, the coloring, the tone, the gust of wind. Crazy!
And a handsome stylish man (though I do prefer trousers a little longer. Either have them break or go short a la Cortina). Lovely collar on the shirt.
Mariana: two of the most stylish women photographed on this blog are Renata and that lovely white-haired Swedish model. I do think that increasingly the women photographed are uniformly thin and, despite being 5’11″ and US size 4 myself, I’d like to see a broader range of body types represented (for both men and women). IMHO, style is not attached to beauty or slenderness. Some of the models I know have zero personal style despite/because of being in the industry. Ditto some of the other industry folks. Iekelene Stange, though, has amazing–if sometimes rather odd–personal style. I’d love Scott to catch a shot of her.
Sorry to pile on, but the clip on braces are a mistake with such a lovely suit. Also, he does a disservice to a really nice shirt by not using a collar stay. Nice grooming. Hair, beard are sharp. I like the color of the shoes, but I think that suede works better with casual styles. I’m surprised that he’s not wearing a pocket square. Considering the trend of recent photos featuring pocket squares, this guy is guy is a rebel! :-)
He’s the type of guy who I’d stare at then enter a full blush when he caught me. Really. I love the contrasting texture and “history” of this shoes, his beard, which is that of someone adventurous. Even down to how he’s knotted his tie, and the stripes on his shirt. Wow. I love how you’ve caught him in motion. He looks very dashing. Ok. Crush over.
Oh, yeah, this works for me. He looks like an interesting fellow, to boot.
Elsewhere, I have decided to be against pegged trousers with two inch cuffs. I see it and I just want to throttle the person wearing them. Something about this look just rubs me wrong. We’ll have none of it. Fie on’t, ah fie!
This is great (beyond the obvious reasons) because it doesn’t look photoshopped. I love the warm white balance and perfect depth (not too shallow). Regarding the man himself, I love the shoes, tie, and cigar. Together they all remind me that this guy is human. Very nice portrait overall :)
He looks great even though I don’t dig the length of the pants. I love his windswept tie and his masculine stance and expression. I love the suit and don’t mind the clip-on suspenders, even though on paper they sound cheesy.
He’s so handsome and debonaire. So sexy.
Mariana, you don’t tune in very often apparently ’cause Sart gets some REALLY OLD women up in here (I’m talkin’ gray-haired, orthopedic-shoe-wearing, cane-totin’ ladies) and they look fantastic! THOSE GRANNIES ROCK SUPPORT HOSE!
I will say however that the ratio certainly leans toward more older men than women – per capita. Sart, you could work on evening that ratio out just a bit.
My grandfather wore clip-on suspenders in his later years. My father wore clip on suspenders until he spotted me with my Albert Thurston braces. He then went to my tailor and had several pants made with suspender buttons. I cannot condemn those who choose to clip because other than that, the gentleman in the picture is very sharp(as was my grandfather). However, the floating waist of button suspenders is so much cleaner.
This is perfect- clothes, atmosphere, subject. Very few men have this incredible mystique about them, but this gentlemen has it in spades. He looks like he know things, dangerous things that make you want more.
great pic, great outfit except for one of my pet peeves — fake accessories — I hate the clip-on suspenders, clip-on bow ties, and belts with suspenders – If one wants to use suspenders, have buttons sewn into your pants & use a pair of real beautiful rich, colorful, quirky suspenders with leather tabs.
I’m intrigued by howling his jacket is, and the relationship with the short boy-Ish pants. I always advise my clients to only buy a jacket that ends at the thumb or above. But some how the balance of the ensemble works! I think we can all respect a man thatbknows how to break the rules with class.
I think enough has been said about the clip-on braces. I understand that there are many sides to fashion as, in many ways, it is a depiction of one’s personality. But, if he was trying to achieve a classic look, why he chose them escapes my understanding. Hopefully he reads this blog!
..but his trousers are too short! I know a lot of people have bought into the Thom Browne emperor’s-new-clothes thing, but trousers that are too short make you look like an idiot. period. Just because a suit has been well-made by hand doesn’t make it good.
Also, I don’t mind the clip on braces, pant length or shoes. The material of the suit (and the way he is wearing it) seems sort of “casual-ed” down. Hence, those choices and the slightly mussed hair and softer collar.
To me he looked dapper but not uncomfortable or stiff. Good for slightly warmer weather or a later day in the week.