Wednesday, February 17, 2010

On the Street…..The Swagger, Milano

Yes, I think a walk can have style.


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  1. bianka

    February 16, 2010 at 8:20 am

    yeah, of course!
    that looks really dandy. =)

  2. Pola

    February 16, 2010 at 8:23 am

    A secret contemplative stroller :)

    • Simone Fraser

      December 4, 2014 at 4:25 am

      I enjoy pictures of this man. He always looks intelligent and thoughtful, elegant and mysterious. Actually, he reminds me of the Danish actor, Lars Mikkelson.

  3. Anonymous

    February 16, 2010 at 8:27 am

    Beautiful ascot, nice framing (blond women on the left, with the lighter images of the auto, trees and building on the right), but dislike the cigarette. His ascot matches his beard! And it's amusing seeing his gloves under his arm. I like how he has a few fingers in his pocket.

  4. Style Scanner

    February 16, 2010 at 8:28 am

    Leather gloves in the hankie pocket look nicely insouciant!

  5. David

    February 16, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Mr. WIlliam Gilchrist, I presume? I remembered seeing him on the Dunhill video with Jude Law and noted him as a stylish gent. Then I saw him on this blog from time to time, and in a sunspel email. It's cool to be able to put a name to the gentleman, I would like to see his different costumes. One thing though: I only ever see him in a navy double breasted jacket with a silk scarf underneath! More please, Mr Gilchrist!

  6. Gerald

    February 16, 2010 at 8:36 am

    I love his expression, I love the scarf that brings out the whole feel…

  7. Emilie

    February 16, 2010 at 8:39 am

    I agree with you!

  8. Jeanne

    February 16, 2010 at 8:42 am

    I would love to know what is on his mind…great shot!

    I definitely have a leaning towards your images of the older set.

    There is something about seeing a life well lived that gets me every time…

  9. C.

    February 16, 2010 at 8:42 am

    Mysterious and enigmatic .
    I like this shot .

  10. Diane

    February 16, 2010 at 8:43 am

    Can't go wrong with that scarf ;)

    This man is like a elegant version of Hank Moody (Californication)


  11. Anonymous

    February 16, 2010 at 8:46 am

    wat a cool coat!

  12. Simone

    February 16, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Love the whole look..even the cigarette despite not being a fan of smoking!!

  13. The Shitty Astrologer

    February 16, 2010 at 8:52 am

    That is one smart and stylish suit…love the scarf accent.

  14. Angie & Lucúos

    February 16, 2010 at 8:56 am

    yes, and he has it!

  15. The Concrete Commentator

    February 16, 2010 at 8:58 am

    love the scarf

  16. what dia like

    February 16, 2010 at 9:12 am

    so bad boy, dangerous man:)

  17. CW

    February 16, 2010 at 9:14 am

    Nice touch with the gloves in the chest pocket. I wonder which company makes that short jacket which will look great on my son (I'm now too large for it to work on me). I do not like the muffler, but that is a matter of taste. OTOH, it may look better than whatever the gent has underneath.

    Cigarette is not style accessories.

  18. Sabine

    February 16, 2010 at 9:16 am

    Especially if it comes with great clothes like his. Really would like to have a closer look at his silk scarf…

  19. Anonymous

    February 16, 2010 at 9:16 am

    I think it's interesting that, for me, the older women and gentlemen seem to have the greatest sense of style, and/or they seem most comfortable in the clothes they're wearing. Perhaps with time comes a better sense of who and what you are, and who/what you aren't. The older genre just seem to have a much more natural flow to their style and it comes through beautifully.

  20. Hazel

    February 16, 2010 at 9:18 am

    A cross between Bob Geldof and my husband.


    February 16, 2010 at 9:43 am

    That's my (+/-) daily look ^^

  22. SimplyTara

    February 16, 2010 at 10:08 am

    He exudes style. I love the ascot and the leather gloves in the pocket!

  23. SogniSorrisi

    February 16, 2010 at 10:09 am

    Definitely. Such casual, elegant style. The gloves in the pocket are a nice natural touch.

  24. Nancy

    February 16, 2010 at 10:15 am

    Though I don't feel this man is approachable by any means I love his style. The patterned scarf, the gloves in the breast pocket, the rumpled double breasted jacket, the cigarette — so easy, so incredibly cool.

  25. maggie

    February 16, 2010 at 10:15 am

    He could be my grandfather, but still: I fell in love.

  26. Gervaise

    February 16, 2010 at 10:18 am

    he's so elegant!

  27. Smileyamy817

    February 16, 2010 at 10:20 am

    VERY dapper.
    I especially love the scarf, hm I wonder where he go it…

  28. Ostendaise

    February 16, 2010 at 10:26 am

    Hot, hot, hot!!!
    I do so wish non-smokers would keep their comments to themselves! This is the way it works guys… quite a number of Europeans (including myself) and non-Europeans too, I'm sure, have an intense love/hate relationship with their smokes. We know it's bad – really bad – and we tell ourselves regularly that we will stop the insanity, yet we love our smokes. So live and let live, please!

  29. Amanda

    February 16, 2010 at 10:28 am

    Hummm…What is he thinking????
    Nice shot


    February 16, 2010 at 10:29 am

    One of the best pictures ever!

    In my opinion, style is actually not about clothing..although..good clothing helps! Style is about being somebody. Style is about people who have the courage to take a stand.

    A man like this can wear almost anything and he'll still look great! It takes great observation skills as well as photography skills to capture this. Chapeau!

  31. Gon

    February 16, 2010 at 10:36 am

    Everything can have a style!


  32. guesswhatijustshotabear

    February 16, 2010 at 10:51 am

    confidence gives style. Definitely. it might be on the walk, or mannerisms or whatever but it's not always about the clothes.

    In fact, I think true style has nothing to do with clothes.

  33. ag

    February 16, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Everything is perfect except that i would have ironed the jacket a bit more :D

  34. DreamWoven

    February 16, 2010 at 11:28 am


  35. Urszula Turkiewicz

    February 16, 2010 at 11:36 am

    so much style in just one snapshot… brilliant!

  36. Anonymous

    February 16, 2010 at 11:37 am

    best picture i've seen here for far. The Lancia on the right and the way he holds the cigarette…its got that x factor…

    great work

  37. IIDA

    February 16, 2010 at 11:46 am

    That scarf is just amazing. The pattern and colour and texture are all perfect. And the gloves add just the right feel.

  38. Jacqueline

    February 16, 2010 at 11:49 am

    Awesome walk! I love it and I also love the scarf/bib thing he is wearing. You got him in action in a great shot. xo

  39. Anna Marie

    February 16, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    body language makes the outfit!

  40. Frenzy Mind

    February 16, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Yes, a walk is definitely quite a portion of a style…and this man really has a swagger…
    and to reply to Gon yes everything can have a style×D

  41. fashionsdirtylaundry

    February 16, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    agree with CW– love the gloves in the pocket.

    you really captured a moment of him.

  42. coque

    February 16, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    I´m still wondering what´s the best thing of his look…

    Maybe the gloves? Or the daring contrast all-in-black with the scarf? As you say, the walk? That way of smoke while walking and thinking? The double buttonned?

    Who cares?!


  43. bravegrrl

    February 16, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    a walk.
    can totally have style.


  44. Meg

    February 16, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Lovely photo, altogether a brilliant look & loveliness, classic class.

  45. Graham I. Haynes

    February 16, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    For sure… an attitude and an ascot.

  46. Prutha

    February 16, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    here comes the hot stepper!!

  47. Panache

    February 16, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Love the gloves in his top pocket! He seems to have effortless style.

  48. Baron-Münchhausen

    February 16, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    This image is worthy of an Impressionist brush, such as Édouard Manet. This man looks like Édouard Manet himself…

  49. Soren Lorensen

    February 16, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    and I can tell by the way you walk that walk

  50. Bell

    February 16, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Lovely. I think this is very elegant gentleman, too natural style

  51. Charles

    February 16, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Completely agreed. I like the appearance of his swagger so much in the photograph because it is probably effortless. Poise cannot be forced.

  52. JV

    February 16, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    That is a very cool look. As a guy just entering his 40s, it's nice to see middle-aged men wearing clothes that are both cool and age-appropriate.

  53. Laurence John

    February 16, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    very short crumpled DB jacket… interesting. i think you've shot him before ?

  54. Jack Daniel

    February 16, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    The walk is a part of the whole outfit.


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  56. Ivan McK

    February 16, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    I love the placement of his gloves…the walk says it all!!!


  57. Acc

    February 16, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    Love the buttons on the DB blazer. Would love to get my hands on one of those..

  58. Graham Hutson

    February 16, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    The scarf looks good

  59. Anonymous

    February 16, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    A suit worn casually. That is a major achievement, I think, and usually done by Europeans or men in the fashion industry, although I suspect the latter spend a lot more time achieving insouciance.

    If we average Americans can do it, the suit may yet come back into our daily wardrobe.

  60. Joshua Wolfe

    February 16, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Wow, amazing jacket and scarf but that double-breasted vest is something else; where does one find such things?

  61. Anonymous

    February 16, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Such a purposeful and well-edited look. He is perfect.

  62. Anonymous

    February 16, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    He looks like my ex husband. Same walk, same hairline, even the cigarette.

  63. apparellel

    February 16, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    sometimes it's all about how a person holds himself. he looks amazing with or without the swagger. wow!


  64. ashford

    February 16, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    i agree! i've always admired a good walk or posture or stance.

  65. Anonymous

    February 17, 2010 at 12:07 am

    "On a morning from a Bogart movie,
    in a country where they turn back time,
    you go strolling through the crowd like Peter Lorre contemplating a crime…"

    Al Stewart, Year of the Cat

  66. Runway Reviews

    February 17, 2010 at 12:26 am

    with thoughts, it's the real life with dark garment

  67. Shoestring Traveler

    February 17, 2010 at 12:33 am

    I love men in ascots….it suggests confidence, which is attractive on every level.

  68. Ashley

    February 17, 2010 at 1:38 am


  69. Anonymous

    February 17, 2010 at 3:06 am

    so european. amazing.

  70. Dimitra Chouliara

    February 17, 2010 at 5:46 am

    Such a stylish gentleman! italians do it better.

  71. Anonymous

    February 17, 2010 at 7:22 am

    This is a welcome relief from all the overdone, anorexic, leather-clad 'fashionistas' on blogs like Jak & Jil.

  72. Kathleen

    February 17, 2010 at 9:52 am

    I love this man, he is so sexy and self-assured. What a perfectly put together outfit. A bit rumpled, but depending upon the fabrics, this cannot be helped. Love the scarf! And yes, my favorite line, I'd follow him home!

  73. Sabrina

    February 17, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Smart, sexy and polite!!

  74. Anabelle

    February 17, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    He reminds me of Nine's Guido for sure!

  75. Istanbul Diary

    February 17, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    This is Cool!

  76. Anonymous

    February 17, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Almost wish my husband starts smoking..and grow older

  77. Sophisticated Misfit

    February 17, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    If there is one thing that keeps me smoking is the fact that it broadcasts far and wide my wishes to be disassociated with sportspeople.

    Someone said the jacket should have been ironed… I couldn't think of doing anything worse to that artfully cut jacket which, inter alia, may have a linen component in its genetic makeup. If not, I call sprezzatura.

    In these slovenly times of board shorts and flip-flops, and men hitting gyms to look like frogs, the gentleman is a genius. I can't fault it and I'm fiercely critical. Well done, Sir.


  78. Anonymous

    February 17, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    He has such a distant look in his eyes, he's not at all aware of himself as being cool, he's simply confident. This shot just proves that style is not limited to the young. Also, please can the non-smoking comments-Europeans smoke, get over it, and they don't have as many hang-ups as Americans about a variety of things. It's part of their charm.

  79. Amelia

    February 18, 2010 at 3:37 am


    February 18, 2010 at 11:56 am

    Love the gloves in the breast pocket – I'm gonna try that one – beats having the bulk in the hip pockets!


  81. Anonymous

    February 19, 2010 at 4:44 am

    Ciao William. Looking good.

  82. Anonymous

    February 19, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Thats one William Gilchrist, London stylist extraordinaire who always nails a look.

  83. Ron

    February 19, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Scot: you have such a fetish for the gloves in the pocket thing.

  84. Mr Sartorial

    February 20, 2010 at 12:39 am

    only in Italy….

  85. Fritz L. Dale

    February 21, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Reminds me of Charles Baudelaire.

  86. Golden Lovejoy

    February 22, 2010 at 7:25 am

    It's a cliche – but I must say the Italians always win it in the style stakes – as evidenced by this marvelous blog and in particular this gent. Rarely is their style overdone as it is in New York and London particularly. However saying that; the Sartorialist, get yourself down to Savile Row. It's an oldie but still a goodie when wishing to spy some styling fellows.

  87. Anonymous

    March 2, 2010 at 1:26 am

    LOOKING Very chic and elegant. I wonder what's going through his mind? This how my future husband looks like.t's HIM…

  88. Victor Eijkhout

    March 10, 2010 at 11:47 am

    I used your picture & the line from another post.


  89. Hannah

    March 20, 2010 at 8:15 am

    He's wonderful. I love the seeming nonchalance of his attire, yet he's so deep in thought. Brilliant.

  90. Emmit Pax Denver

    April 7, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Oh, very nice! I saw his more recent picture, Variation on a Theme. He really knows how to dress, this man. <3 And he looks a bit like my Drama teacher. But then again, my Drama teacher wears Spiderman and South Park ties and neon-colored socks … all right then, maybe not such a strong resemblance.

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