What a story you’ve captured here. Even aside from the boldness of his red and his ingenius choice of patterns (muted by their modest showing of course), there’s more to him than meets the eye. I wonder about that tattoo peeking from under his sleeve, for example. Wonderful shot.
I like the style of the frames of his glasses, but it looks like the sides (arms?)should be longer to reach his ears just as they begin to turn downward (and not before they reach his ears). The pants and jacket are dashing together, and I like the pocket square, but the sweater is giving me an overdose of red, and the combination of the shirt and tie drive the outfit over the top. I think the outfit would be more successful if he used a charcoal/black sweater and a white shirt. I love the smile, but the moustache would be so much more flattering if it were trimmed a bit.
Seriously, Sart, where do you FIND these people? They are extraordinary. There has been some dissing on this site in the past couple of days but from my perspective the past few days have been an amazing purple patch of what look to be rather remarkable human beings (who happen to be wearing great clothes too). I am blown away by the inclusivity of your vision.
I think there are very few “looks” that can pull of such a use of the Red color, and this guy has it. I love the red accents on the jacket but something about the jacket itself bothers me (dut, design?). His pocket square is awesome at a distance although maybe a little too much pink up close. OH NO! He left the band on his CIGAR!! Oy Vay. That’s about as bad as leaving the tags on your shoes (see The Charmer, Milano below) A walking cain, dark Mahogany, with a silver tip anatomically correct naked woman or man would complete his ensemble. :-)
Love, love, love this. Madcap, crazy but beautifully thought through – there’s nothing left to chance here! I wish I knew him. I’m just back from Rome where every man looks as though he’s going to a funeral – this gent would blow their (OK, black, silk) socks off!
With carnival upcoming, this gentleman surely inspires me. When I dress like him, I will show off during the Brabant (southern province of the Netherlands) carnival days. Because of the costume, I will get lots of compliments by all the other beer drinking party people. Cheers!
He is like the perfect real-life version of an adorable cartoon Grandpa. Not to sound weird, but he is really somebody you’d like to touch … twirl his puffy ‘stache, play with his adorably oversized ears, brush the lint from his wool blazer … a great throwback to a time and a way of dress seemingly forgotten.
Wonderful photo, Sart! Really well done. I love this gentleman’s sport coat with red piping. It looks like a more daring version of the colourful club blazers we used to wear at Henley regatta. Not everything about this gentleman’s kit is to my liking. There is way too much red going on here. However, I can see how his cropped haircut, retro specs, moustache, and thick cigar might appeal to a certain segment of your readership. I suppose it could be worse. At least he’s not flashing gang signs.
So camp, so cute, so free… I love his little outfit, is so him… Is great when people manage to express their personality and true self trough their appearance. True communication and joy of being in sink with others by just showing up yourself, is in my mind, the meaning of style. With help of this great picture I can see this man’s soul, I believe enlightenment can live in once choice of tie, Bravo!
I love this picture. It really is all about personality. I’ve never left a comment before, but this picture made me smile when I saw it. I agree with Moi, I would definitely like to sit down with this man for a drink and some people watching!
Don’t quite know where to start but i wanna know it all; as they used to say after a great party, “Let’s start with the gravel in the driveway”..speaking of that; what are the shoesw and socks ? Gotta have more orange/red going on down below.
aside from the outfit (which is delighful!), i must say bravo for the short-cropped hair. what a great stylistic choice, especially with the wild stache. the hair style has so much attitude; it’s clean and sharp and modern, rather than a more traditional side part or some such. and the glasses are superb. i’m such a fan of each style choice he’s made, and what a smile. consider me charmed!
and it’s so nice to see a man happy with his age. he’s not dying his hair, not desparately clinging to a younger age. i wonder how that feels, how that’s going to feel, to look in the mirror and say, “i’m a man of a certain age, and i can have a bushy moustache and little round glasses and a bowtie. that’s extactly how i’m supposed to look,” (except that i, personally, am not a man.) rather than, “not another gray! and i’m gonna have to look into botox.”
This gentleman is what fashion is all about!!!! He lets me know that there are men who are not afraid to indulge in color!!!! The way that the red comes together with the trim on the jacket is remarkable!!!! I tilt my Bowler Hat to Him Keep it FuZzY!!!
Photos like this are what set your blog apart from the rest. You consistently demonstrate that true style is the matching of clothing with one’s personality, and not just the wearing of the latest trend. Love you for featuring men and women of all ages and types. This photo made my day. Thank you!
Oh my, this man is wonderful to look at. I have had this pic as my desktop wallpaper for the past few days and I feel great every time I sit down to do anything on my computer. He is an absolute delight to look at. He is the fun loving and crazy witted grandfather or uncle I never had. And for anyone that would not want to sit and have a drink or few with this cat, I don’t want to know you.
no no no white shirt. how idiotic. how could anyone think a high-contrasting, staid, mismatched white shirt would be an upgrade?? the three patterns of the shirt (which i must say i love that stripe/colors), bowtie, and pocket make up the sophisticated, rich layering that takes this outfit away from costume, and adds interest to the color blocking of the red vest, pants, and navy (or is that black? i’m going with deep navy) jacket. he’d be a red-white-and-blue uncle sam/sailor with a white shirt. honestly!!
This old man has some good style that seems to portray his personality. I like the red piping on the coat that coordinates with the sweater and pants. It looks natural to his personality and not fake. The glasses, mustache, cigar and coordination bowtie/hanker chef are all wonderful complements of his style.
Indeed, very charming, utterly mischievous … He look like he’s just winked at a pretty woman walking by and is sharing a laugh with her as she smiles appreciatively at the snappily dressed old gentleman who still has an eye for the ladies!