Friday, January 25, 2008

On the Street….Yellow Flower, Pitti


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  1. vintage &stardust

    January 25, 2008 at 8:15 am

    This man is very sweet! Love the yellow flower -so trendy;)

  2. JohnN

    January 25, 2008 at 8:36 am

    Love those shoes!

  3. Anonymous

    January 25, 2008 at 8:55 am

    You gotta be kidding me! I mean that in a good way.


  4. Gaea

    January 25, 2008 at 9:04 am

    He looks like an undercover-clown; but in a good way!

  5. Dovid

    January 25, 2008 at 9:08 am


  6. Seàn

    January 25, 2008 at 9:14 am

    he really looks like a great guy, with tons of humor, but the oufit looks too unbalanced to me! sry

  7. Butch

    January 25, 2008 at 9:24 am


    The shoes-socks take guts and complete assurance, which he has.

    PS, am noticing a trend–I believe it’s a trend–of buttoning the top two buttons of jackets and coats…doing so can help emphasize line….

  8. Alice Olive

    January 25, 2008 at 9:25 am

    Wow – he looks fantastic! The primary mix works so dramatically!

  9. Austin

    January 25, 2008 at 9:29 am

    the scarf makes it!

    i saw an article about italian men cuffing their pants like that.. ‘to show off his extensive shoe collection’

  10. AmeliaEve

    January 25, 2008 at 9:43 am

    What really makes it for me are the socks. Perfect match for the shoes, and they draw just a little extra attention down there with the ankle-length pants.

    The overall of the primary colors is lovely.

  11. Anonymous

    January 25, 2008 at 9:55 am

    yea!!!!! He’s so cheerful! What a wonderful person to encounter on a winter day. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Mitchell

    January 25, 2008 at 10:18 am

    I love the colors of the whole ensemble. The scarf looks nice as does the bowler. Everything compliments each other. I really like the length of the pants in this instance. It is really playful.

  13. Anonymous

    January 25, 2008 at 10:31 am

    maybe my favorite all time shot

    thank you!!!

  14. Jeff

    January 25, 2008 at 10:34 am

    Such whimsy! Such levity! A charming reminder that life springs eternal.

  15. dorkpanda

    January 25, 2008 at 10:38 am

    Love the shoes, so innusual in this season

  16. CP

    January 25, 2008 at 10:45 am

    It’s kinda clockwork orange…but in a good way. Nice combo.

  17. Nanashi

    January 25, 2008 at 10:57 am

    I adore his sense of color (the light blue scarf, nice red shoes and vivid little yellow flower), the length of the pants is somehow working well with the coat, too (I usually find that length a bit tricky), great background contrast too!

  18. Anonymous

    January 25, 2008 at 11:03 am

    Perfect. Boho style writ large… I mean LARGE.

  19. Marius Baader

    January 25, 2008 at 11:17 am

    The guy is Ignatious Joseph, the guy behind

    I met him once in Duesseldorf and talked to him for a couple of minutes.

    He always wears these red shoes and shorter pants. Individualist, but very stylish.

  20. KaLBO

    January 25, 2008 at 11:19 am

    I love the yellow flower and the red shoes fantastic.

  21. Richard

    January 25, 2008 at 11:28 am

    He looks great if you don’t look at his trousers. I have never been a fan of the Thom Browne look. I love the flower on his lapel, and the red shoes are interesting.

  22. bunnybones

    January 25, 2008 at 11:33 am

    i just LOVE his outfit! it’s so cute

  23. Laguna Beach Trad

    January 25, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    Interesting pic, Sart. The trousers here are much too short, as other commentators have pointed out. And the colour of his socks and shoes? Bloody hell, NO! It simply doesn’t work. Progress not perfection, I suppose.

  24. Luiza

    January 25, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    Really playful and lovely…

  25. south london boy

    January 25, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    That’s not a Thom Browne look!Mr Browne always forgets to put his socks on.
    Back in the 1980′s I was a bit of a skinhead, and this gentleman’s appearance reminds me of those days, with a Crombie-esque overcoat, cropped trousers, and a shoe-and-sock-combination that looks at first glance like the oxblood Doc Martens we used to wear. That bowler makes it look even more English.
    Youthful but dignified!

  26. Turling

    January 25, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    Color combination is quite nice. However, I love the bowler. The flower is small enough to not be distracting. A very nice look.

  27. Anthony

    January 25, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    have you posted this picture before? or was it in gq or something? It looks remarkably familiar.

  28. Anonymous

    January 25, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    I love the images wherein men really are really using color effectively. Why should women have all the fun?

  29. Vistiendo a Candela

    January 25, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    This men is so sweet

  30. Maytal

    January 25, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    The overall outfit is ok. But the shoes!! they must go! they look like they were found at a clown shop or something like that

  31. Anonymous

    January 25, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    This picture made me smile, and I was having a bad day so far. Thank you sir.

  32. Anne Corrons

    January 25, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    Those shoes are incredible! I also appreciate the little yellow touch that makes a wonderful look!

  33. Anonymous

    January 25, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    Hating the red Ronald McDonald size clown shoes. To me it is totally distracting from an otherwise charming look.

  34. Anonymous

    January 25, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    Great..till you get to the shoes, which add an unnecessary dose of Ronald Mcdonald.

  35. Lillifee from Germany

    January 25, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    Nothing to say!!


  36. amanda

    January 25, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    i love this! dress-y with a fun touch of color. how charming. this makes me happy.

  37. Christina

    January 25, 2008 at 7:37 pm


  38. Asian Models Blogger

    January 25, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    The shoes and yellow flower shine in the beautiful hues of navy and blue. And they look good on him.

  39. whyioughtta

    January 25, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    His confidence shines even more brightly than his awesome red shoes :^)

  40. Anonymous

    January 25, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    He looks remarkably like a sad clown to me. It works, though in an odd way.

  41. reverend dick

    January 25, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    That’s a FUN look. He’s got a sense of humor in addition to a sense of style.

  42. Anonymous

    January 25, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    Yes, I agree with the person who said the shoes have to go. Not a fan, but the rest of the look is charming.

  43. xie

    January 25, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    i adore this outfit on him. it seems so sweet and suits him to a tee.

  44. giuseppe timore

    January 26, 2008 at 12:19 am

    do not even think of messing with this guy. seriously.
    i give him untold kudos for wearing a propoer man’s hat, and a bowler at that. it’s a lost art these days. and that flower,in winter? c’mon, how can you deny this guys level of coolness?

  45. Anonymous

    January 26, 2008 at 2:49 am

    LOVE the shoes – mmmm, red!

    and… i think i spy a south asian man, possibly the first i can remember seeing here! what a cutie.

  46. Anonymous

    January 26, 2008 at 5:28 am

    he looks so cheeky! love it all – the shoes, the flower, the scarf…very cool and at the same time quite distinguished!

  47. momo

    January 26, 2008 at 8:16 am

    My baby’s first pair of shoes were red. Red shoes to me are joie de vivre. And here, he has placed his feet just so, because he loves his red shoes!

  48. Anonymous

    January 26, 2008 at 8:54 am

    Adorable! He is straight out of a fashion fairytale.

  49. Indian Food

    January 26, 2008 at 9:58 am

    Sart, you should come to mumbai. The streets are full of people dressed like this.

  50. Anonymous

    January 26, 2008 at 11:43 am

    “The guy is Ignatious Joseph, the guy behind

    Ooooooh, it always makes me kinda sad to find out that these wonderful individualists are models or designers or otherwise connected to the fashion industry.

    This picture made me much happier when I imagined that this was just an anonymous little man enjoying his quiet life with a happy and benignly defiant flare.

  51. Anonymous

    January 26, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    It’s a very playful look. I like it.

  52. ricpic

    January 26, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    Those shoes put him awfully close to joker territory.

  53. Benedict

    January 26, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    I love the way he has tied his scarf; not such a striking detail as the flower, the shoes or the hat, but just as important to the ensemble

  54. Anonymous

    January 26, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    red shoes!

  55. Fouda

    January 26, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    There’s a thing called a fashion statment…

    the dark, deep, mystic colours on him are there…BAM, there’s the shoes & the flower..

    now THAT’s a “fashion landmark !”

  56. AdamfromVA

    January 26, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    the shoes could be more subtle, everything else is immaculate.

  57. Anonymous

    January 26, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    without the shoes i don’t believe this would have attracted as much attention…

  58. cigalechanta

    January 26, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    He looks Indian,
    He looks terrific,
    He has the proportions right.

  59. Phyllis

    January 26, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    So perfect for a gray winter day.

  60. Anonymous

    January 26, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    very sophisticated. great shoes !!!

  61. bertie

    January 26, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    This gentleman has a great sene of both style and humor. The brown derby is the perfect somber foil to the outlandish (in a good way)shoes.

  62. Anonymous

    January 26, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    I love everything about brim of the hat–the color, the direction to the viewer.

  63. Anonymous

    January 26, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    His shoes and socks are fantastic!


  64. Anonymous

    January 26, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    perfection, flawless, 5 stars.
    wow, I’m so taken by this man.

  65. Anonymous

    January 26, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    love him! :)

  66. All Things Bright and Beautiful...

    January 27, 2008 at 2:20 am

    Sart??!! ARe you here in Hong Kong!! you didnt tell us!! – but the SCMP has!!!

  67. Anonymous

    January 27, 2008 at 7:34 am

    Can’t see what there is to love!? Although his outfit is nice, you can’t see it because of his awful clown shoes. The hat color doesn’t go with his face either, for some reason. Btw, has red shoes EVER been nice???

  68. lc224

    January 27, 2008 at 10:16 am

    The red shoes spoil it. They look clownish as others have commented and they attract the eye away from his nice face and the good tailoring of his coat.

  69. Panic Industry

    January 28, 2008 at 3:45 am

    straight from neo-realist reverie.

  70. Anonymous

    January 28, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    It makes me feel happy just to look at him. I’d love to follow him all week to see what he wears.

  71. Anonymous

    January 28, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    The hat and the fabulous red shoes make this outfit complete- fantastic color combination

  72. Anonymous

    January 28, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    He belongs in a film – so bold and confident! A beautiful, colorful look that retains all of its masculinity.

  73. citizen

    January 28, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    Could he possibly be any cooler??


    Love the way he combined those primary colours.

  74. laposh

    January 29, 2008 at 3:40 am

    I wonder what his profession is.

  75. Craigy Baby

    January 29, 2008 at 9:58 am

    Certainly made me smile.

  76. Anonymous

    January 29, 2008 at 10:11 am

    His name is Ignatious Joseph and he owns the ign.joseph label, a Switzerland based high end shirt company.

  77. Anonymous

    January 29, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    the whole silhouette looks so modern. and balance of colours with primary spots works perfectly!
    little yellow flower…nice!

    thanks for this!

  78. Anonymous

    January 30, 2008 at 1:07 am

    Absolute fabulous, sophisticated whimsey, and the red shoes would never work without the yellow flower — the artful piece-de-resistance.

  79. Kits

    January 30, 2008 at 2:30 am

    Loved the yellow flower and his red shoes.

  80. Anonymous

    January 30, 2008 at 8:18 am

    Gee, these shoes are fabulous. I wish I had a pair of them.

  81. ArthurRoundPants

    January 30, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    this dude has major balls!

    but i must admit, outfit is pretty gangster….

  82. Numerlene

    January 30, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    Oh, I enjoy this visual very much. Really, it’s the hat that brings it all together.

  83. Terri

    January 30, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    This man clearly has a sense of humor…..and a real joie de vivre…..he made me laugh out loud…..cute!!! LOVE the flower and the RED shoes……

  84. Anonymous

    January 30, 2008 at 7:03 pm


  85. Tutter

    January 30, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    i love it! he just makes you want to smile!

  86. Migliore

    January 31, 2008 at 6:21 am

    Isn’t that mr. Ignatious Joseph?
    Always with red shoes?!

  87. JRenee

    January 31, 2008 at 10:04 am

    I love that he has rolled his pants up to reveal his red socks..which perfectly coordinate with the yellow flower. I want to see what he is wearing under his coat..

  88. Panieprzodem

    January 31, 2008 at 11:40 am

    I love his shoes!
    I love rich color and he does it really nice.

  89. doanything24

    January 31, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    Oh my gosh– this is fabulous. I love the color choices he made– the yellow flower and red shoes contrasting the blues. Very original, yet classy. He pulls it off.

  90. Anonymous

    February 7, 2008 at 7:07 am

    At a glance, the yellow flower looked like the yellow star of David to me.

  91. Fermina M

    March 21, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    Utmost class. It is, I think ,the frist time that I LOVE short trousers. He is beautiful and all the shades of blue look heavenly.

  92. Martina

    February 15, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    I was clicking through the whole website and there are so so many pics of older people that are dressed like models!! Wow! I'm very impressed!
    Cheers, Martina

  93. singapore florist

    January 20, 2011 at 4:48 am

    the red shoes are so stunning, and also the yellow thing on his coat.

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