Ft.Greene is a wonderful area full of great stories… I'm still a Manhattan fan..but to walk around Ft. Greene and stop or be stopped for 'stoop stories' is priceless. Regarding this photo (& this blog for the stories you let us create around them)…also priceless. Thank you for what you do.
A flaneur! Elegance can be found everywhere and this is a perfect example. But the greatness of our times is also how the "dapper man" has expanded its meaning and can be applied to a variety of styles. Regards, The Urban
These men are few and far between. I have a great old Black dapper friend such as this man, and can you believe his fashion secret is to shop completely second hand? He says he does this so he can save money to travel around the world.
It's sad that more men – of any age – don't make the effort anymore like this good looking man! No younger man in old sweatpants, t-shirt, baggy jeans, beat up sneakers, is going to hold a candle to him. Put him in your next book!
So cool, he can wear layers in the summer! Perfectly executing some Carib/Brooklyn flair… He could be in Port of Spain or Havana, but this is how we do in Ft. Greene! He obviously knows what he's doing with color and pattern, and the (what looks like) gradient tortoise shells are just smart.
I saw this gentleman on the subway platform in Ft. Greene a few weeks back and remembered that he was dressed with such style and grace, I also remember saying to myself that the Satorialist must take a photo of him right at this moment… this picture put a smile on my face again today!!!
this image reminds me a great deal of my grandfather who i call HotWheels. He's still around and he wears all of these same things even the ring. it's something of a different era – when a crease in the slacks was important as were different social graces. reading the above comments only helped to remind me even more of how amazing my Hot Wheels is. And yes, I have started to do audio recordings of interviews with him. he doesn't so much go on to impart his wisdom as much as to tell the stories of his life and having been silly or worked hard bought pretty cars, loving his family and spending time with his friends. that and going out for BLT's and rootbeer when I go home and see him.
this man looks so FABULOUS. but i wish people didn't want everyone to dress like this! he looks special because he is unique. even though he wears such heavy pieces i guess the white makes it summer appropriate. love it love it.
can't wait to run into him soon since i just moved here!
This world-class charm transcends place. Funny, after having spent part of the summer in Ft. Greene and part in the South Pacific, I am taken by the classic styling of men who know how to rock a fedora and cardy.
This gents wingtips are ultra-chic, too.
The entire look is tied together by his spectacles.
I feel that there are so many options available for men to express the totality of their aesthetic sensibilities.