Tuesday, March 31, 2009

On the Street……Simone, Florence


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  1. Cassiopeia

    March 31, 2009 at 10:08 am

    Such a kwl dude! So nonchalant and effortless. The paper and cigar(?) are great aesthetic touches to the photo.



  2. The Man Who Knew Too Much

    March 31, 2009 at 10:14 am

    You can see that man has got character!

  3. Anonymous

    March 31, 2009 at 10:20 am

    I can’t work out what I like most, the photo with its stunning colour composition and brilliantly captured moment or this guys outfit with that wonderful jacket!

  4. shannon

    March 31, 2009 at 10:22 am

    i love this photo. the scarf length, the line of the pant that leads to the shoe, the colors of the magazines and postcards contrasting the gray and muted tones he’s wearing.

  5. Anonymous

    March 31, 2009 at 10:27 am

    Perfect… That’s such a wonderful blazer and the scarf seems to be made especially for it. I like the cuff in the jeans. And the mustache is wicked.

  6. Paloma V.

    March 31, 2009 at 10:31 am

    Totalmente cool! I love his look, his gray hair, the blazer, the old jeans… everything!!!

  7. sarahn

    March 31, 2009 at 10:39 am

    Maybe he and Mr. Stipe conferred on their outfits. Scarf, subtle pattern, turned-up jeans, great shoes… I love them both.

  8. Caroline

    March 31, 2009 at 10:53 am

    is this in la stazione? beautiful colors.

  9. stephanie

    March 31, 2009 at 11:06 am

    f a n t a s t i c p i c t u r e.

    I r a r e l y c o m m e n t b u t
    i c h e c k i n m u l t i p l e
    t i m e s a d a y a n d
    f o l l o w i n g y o u o n
    t w i t t e r
    r e a l l y h e l p s ;)

    a n y w a y s, l o v e
    t h e c o l o u r s
    a n d t h e l o c a t i o n
    o f t h i s p i c t u r e.


  10. Jack Daniel

    March 31, 2009 at 11:24 am

    a ‘caught him off guard’ shot. really nice.

  11. Mirra Tana

    March 31, 2009 at 11:34 am

    So charismatic person! He seems like Jack London.

  12. john benjamin pritchett

    March 31, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Love the fitted coat and jeans!

  13. pink horrorshow

    March 31, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    How fortunate to be holding a newspaper that has colors complimenting his outfit!

  14. ryan schude

    March 31, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    yes, timeless, and amazing light

  15. Dominica

    March 31, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    love the ‘off guard’ shot !
    Those are always better than the ‘posed’ ones !

  16. princess glee

    March 31, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    Rugged and polished.

    The weather is so beautifully springtime in LA that it was difficult to even consider this picture…winter be gone!

  17. The Line Sheet

    March 31, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    yeah. i like florence better than miami.

  18. Luca

    March 31, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    The blazer rocks

  19. LPC

    March 31, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    His shoes! Oh his shoes! His High WASP shoes! I could worship at the altar of his shoes. In a dignified matter of course.

  20. Anonymous

    March 31, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    glad to see an enlargement from GQ size… jacket really comes to life

  21. Edward Row

    March 31, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    I saw this in GQ
    It’s good

  22. marchingbandemporium.com

    March 31, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    Not sure about the knee patches, but that jacket, with that scarf and shoes, looks fantastic. And his hair and body language only accentuate the effect. Nice.

  23. Patrick

    March 31, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    The individual but very classic style fits perfectly to the cigar and the newspaper. Accessories that signalise some kind of refinement.

  24. Anonymous

    March 31, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    ah, might this be at the stazione- santa maria novella?

  25. Anonymous

    March 31, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    In the clearing stands a boxer, and a fighter by his trade
    And he carries the reminders of every glove that laid him down or cut him

  26. Andrew

    March 31, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    Definitely enjoy the patches. It’s good to know that dads dress similarly on the other side of the planet…

  27. Djordy

    March 31, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    I love these pictures where you would like to know more about the subject, like in this case; what does he do, what’s the story behind this man.

    on the clothes; still like the tailored look with jeans and boots. I think it will never go out of style.


  28. Poivre Monkey

    March 31, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Coolest ever

  29. Catherine like Deneuve

    March 31, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    What a contradiction! He is very natty–the scarf, chicly long and perfectly coordinated with his jacket, the very fact that he is wearing a sport jacket and not something else (like leather or denim, which would be more casual), the hair, the moustache, the neat cuff in the jeans and above all the well-shined dress shoes. The contradiction is the jeans, so worn that they are patched. He must LOVE those jeans. He manages to make knee patches look natty.

  30. Anonymous

    March 31, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    just to let you know that the photo has been taken under “galleria” near Repubblica square. Great outfit, very italian style……

  31. James Taylor

    March 31, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    Cool guy, which is why it’s all the more surprising to find him reading decidedly uncool newspaper LA NAZIONE. La Repubblica would’ve been an altogether more appropriate choice, particularly given the location!

  32. Anonymous

    March 31, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    perfecto! seriously. easy elegance.

  33. Yesmore

    March 31, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Great patchwork on the denim jeans. Classic photo.

  34. dark_horse

    March 31, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    this is not your first photo of simone and EVERY time i see him i fall in love with him more. he is goddamn exceptional in style and sex appeal.

  35. John Christopher

    March 31, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    Love the facial hair. This is just a great photograph. Really great lighting. Very stylish, yet still really casual.

    It’s all about making a point without shouting.

  36. foolio_iglesias

    March 31, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Oh no!He’s got on ‘masculine print scarf’ guy’s pants on!

  37. agus

    April 1, 2009 at 2:04 am

    In three 100 days I will be in Forence :-)) !!!

  38. Pixienish

    April 1, 2009 at 8:13 am

    Ahh I love his moustache and the patches on his jeans.

  39. d-money

    April 1, 2009 at 9:34 am

    as for the jeans, i’m assuming that they’re originally raw selvedge unwashed, unsanforized denim that he’s lovingly worn in over a number of years(the twisted seam leads me to this conclusion as the, what i’m assuming are functional, knee patches). i’ve recently become a fan of buying raw selvedge denim and wearing it out with the uniqueness of one’s lifestyle. working on a pair of deadstock made in japan rrl’s and spurr classic fits.

  40. Anonymous

    April 1, 2009 at 10:48 am

    I love this because it reminds me of being in Italy, where I just returned from. I really enjoy that Italians love to dress up, so that even when they put on jeans their coats and shoes stand out as chic and high quality.

    I also enjoy the boldness of Italian design. Although plaid is popular around the world, I think the ultra nipped in waist + strong shoulders + luxe fabric of the jacket distinguishes it as having the Italian sensibility.

    I keep trying to get my English boyfriend to tailor his English suits. He finds the Italian look much too slim but I urge him to go for something in between the two because I just adore the more body conscious look on a man.

  41. Anonymous

    April 1, 2009 at 10:53 am

    He is sexy!!! lovely photo, altogether coooooool…

  42. Anonymous

    April 1, 2009 at 10:54 am

    you gotta love that denim twist!!!

  43. Anonymous

    April 1, 2009 at 11:37 am

    wow.. one more of those style we’ve already seen several months, oh no: YEAR AGO!!!

  44. Anonymous

    April 1, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    Oh he’s cool. Really really cool…

  45. Nikita

    April 1, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    I think this is in the colonnade walkway adjacent to piazza della republica near the bookstore Edison. Wonderful!

  46. Olivia

    April 1, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Haha! I write for that newspaper!

  47. Anonymous

    April 1, 2009 at 6:12 pm


    I saw you working on this shot while waiting on a taxi…. and it was quite a production!!!

    You had Mr Simone walk over and back the Piazza Republica about 5 times in order to get the perfect shot…

    Sort of undermines the idea of spontaneity, but proves your determination to stage the best frame possible…

    I still think these Fiorentinos look like phoney over-thought English men. Pea-cocks in every sense!!!

  48. The Sartorialist

    April 1, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    for Anon 6:12
    Funny, I shot this for GQ first so that is why it was more pre-set than other shots but it is still al his clothes and very much his style.

  49. kathryn

    April 1, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    simone is such a character; charismatic indeed! and several years since i’ve seen him… he’s the third of old friends that you’ve surprised me with. thank you for catching them so beautifully scott!

  50. zucotto

    April 2, 2009 at 1:13 am

    I have a close friend who still smokes like a chimney, whose persona as a man of real substance is smoke tangled. A photographer friend has taken jewel like photos of him.

    This is the way people are, and I am all for street photos related to reality.

    Still, my take on this one is.. sad.

  51. Anonymous

    April 2, 2009 at 1:57 am

    another inside job from back of the closet !

  52. Aloyse

    April 2, 2009 at 4:47 am

    my favourite photo so far! Simone I want to meet you!!!!
    The Sartorialist is a genius, though!
    such style!

  53. Rach

    April 2, 2009 at 5:42 am

    I know him!

  54. The Clever Pup

    April 2, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    I like the pictures you’ve shown of Simone. Scarf’s a little long, might get caught up while walking.

  55. Louise de Lima

    April 3, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    He looks great. I can almost smell his cigar.
    I want him to wear one of our bags.

  56. Lauren Ramirez Inc.

    April 4, 2009 at 1:31 am

    I love his effortless style. Selvedged denim? Can’t get close enough to tell.

  57. mach5

    April 4, 2009 at 5:35 am

    very sylish…seems effortless…

    somehow he looks familiar, was tis guy shot in a suit before?

  58. Anonymous

    April 4, 2009 at 11:36 am

    Sart you at your best capturing the effortless style of many of your subjects. They are my favorite shots since , to be honest with you, it is rare to see it on the streets. This guy is great – grace, and confidence, wrapped up in his own particular style.

  59. whiteblankpage

    April 5, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    classic look..lovely

  60. The Swiss-American

    April 5, 2009 at 5:01 pm


  61. frank adam

    April 6, 2009 at 12:38 am

    I want to be this guy when I grow up. I saw this photo in GQ and I thought the dude was amazing. Great style.

  62. Camila

    April 7, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    Does anyone know where the good-looking shoes are from?
    Thank you!

  63. The Little Fashion Treasury

    April 8, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    That´s funny.

    I remember the place where you shot this photo.
    Last time I went to Florence there was a such a talented woman playing violin at this place ;)

  64. islami ruya tabirleri

    May 14, 2010 at 2:13 am

    yes, timeless, and amazing light

  65. Sofia

    October 14, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    This beautiful man has to stop smoking! I need to look at his style for many more decades!

  66. EnnBee

    November 25, 2013 at 8:29 am

    I’ve never been a fan of the loincloth/scarf look.

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