Friday, October 27, 2006

The Recent Retiree

He said I have inspired him to look into a second career as a male model.

I have said it before but he exemplifies the kind of elegance I hope to have 40 years from now. (ok. ok, 30 years)


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  1. Mike Paget

    October 27, 2006 at 8:50 am

    I don’t care how much that bag cost, or if it’s made with kobe beef leather. He looks like he just robbed a woman of her “mini-backpack/purse”.

  2. Anonymous

    October 27, 2006 at 9:22 am

    You and me both. Love the hat and the printed jabot. I wouldn’t wear a back pack but that’s just me and maybe when I get to his age, I will. I think men get more distinguished and stylish as they get older.

  3. whyioughtta

    October 27, 2006 at 9:22 am

    The backpack! Adorable. Ahem, in a handsome and elegant way of course. Nothing is more appealing that a gentleman of style who knows who he is.

  4. comtedamour

    October 27, 2006 at 9:22 am

    this is something to look forward to; you know who you are and you keep it clean and simple. c’est tres bien.

  5. Alice Olive

    October 27, 2006 at 9:54 am

    His coat and bag are very luxurious! Especially the texture of the coat – very touchable!

  6. Anonymous

    October 27, 2006 at 9:56 am

    I must have that bag! Do you know who makes it?

  7. Leigh

    October 27, 2006 at 10:00 am

    I just love this guy! So very stylin’.

  8. Anonymous

    October 27, 2006 at 10:35 am

    Reminds me of my grandfather, who ALWAYS manages to look dapper and delicious (I know, he’s my grandfather but he’s handsome and dresses well.)

    What is this red piece of business around his neck? I like the splash of color there. The coat is a bit too textured but I do like the brown.

    Methinks, Sart, that you’re trying a lot this week to overcome your stated aversion to brown.


  9. Just an Observation

    October 27, 2006 at 11:08 am

    Way to Go!….I love his sense of style and especially his response to your expressing your appreciation of his look.

  10. jeff

    October 27, 2006 at 11:11 am

    I want to be/look this good when I retire.

  11. Anonymous

    October 27, 2006 at 11:32 am

    I WANT that bag!!!! Does anyone know who makes it??

  12. Anonymous

    October 27, 2006 at 11:36 am

    great pic Sart …. one of the reasons this site is such a joy is that you profile such a broad range of ages and types

  13. Fort Kiddiwanee

    October 27, 2006 at 11:45 am

    Pues yo, en cambio, preferiría ser un anciano extravagante. El abuelo que envidiaran todos los amigos de mis nietos

  14. S.

    October 27, 2006 at 11:54 am

    I especilly love the coat but the combination of items and effort is adorable.

    Makes me hopeful.

  15. CSH

    October 27, 2006 at 12:15 pm

    It’s a Longchamp bag. You can just make out the logo’s circle and the top zipper pull. What a classy guy.

  16. Anonymous

    October 27, 2006 at 12:47 pm

    I believe that back pack is an old Longchamp. They may stil be making it or some other style like it. It may even be made of split leather in which case it will be very affordable.

  17. Anonymous

    October 27, 2006 at 1:18 pm

    absolutely adorable!

  18. positively the same dame

    October 27, 2006 at 1:19 pm

    wow, this is how he dresses when he’s not working? he obviously didn’t save up for retirement by skimping on his wardrobe. quel debonaire.

  19. marie

    October 27, 2006 at 2:57 pm

    The bag goes against what I recently read in Deatils magazine. According to Deatils, a man’s bag is supposed to be slug over one shoulder. Backpacks are for the ladies and students.

  20. invisible girl

    October 27, 2006 at 4:01 pm

    Get down with brown.

    What texture. And the backpack is a nice surprise.

  21. Phoebe

    October 27, 2006 at 4:01 pm

    One word came to mind immediately upon looking at the two photographs…


  22. Butch

    October 27, 2006 at 4:11 pm

    Natty–though the bag’s a bit on the small side….

  23. positive_negative

    October 27, 2006 at 5:57 pm

    I admire someone of his age taking a chance with fashion and yet still pull it off. Kudos!

  24. ambika

    October 27, 2006 at 6:08 pm

    Oh! I love it, the long coat, the ascot, the hat. He looks so dapper.

  25. Anonymous

    October 27, 2006 at 6:38 pm

    He looks very elegant; to me, his backpack is a symbol of autonomy and self-assurance: he knows exactly what he wants and needs and where he’s going, and in this peaceful state of mind he can carry his few necessities on his back, like a monk.

  26. RoseAG

    October 27, 2006 at 7:21 pm

    I think Details is targeting a younger set, who’re more likely to go for the messenger look.

    Most guys I know that commute with backpacks go the nylon/L.L. Bean route.

    This is more in-city, and looks fab with the coat.

  27. Anonymous

    October 27, 2006 at 8:01 pm

    fantástico look!!! me encanta!!!

  28. Anonymous

    October 27, 2006 at 9:05 pm

    Great coat, would love it in 3/4 length….style….hats are great, got caught up today and bought 3 regular fedora style hats…I love this time of year.

  29. Gudl

    October 27, 2006 at 10:22 pm

    This gentleman looks great! I love the whole look. Especially the way he is aging gracefully! To him it seems age doesn’t matter. And that is how it should be.

  30. Felicia

    October 28, 2006 at 5:48 am

    cute! hahah

  31. Sarah

    October 28, 2006 at 7:02 am

    I like it when you comment your pics, Sart.

    Have a nice one

  32. Anonymous

    October 28, 2006 at 7:52 am

    I’ve never liked the way backpacks affect your stance either standing or walking. It makes me feel like a euro-weenie (in the bad sense) wearing socks and sandals. (You know what I mean). This man is beautiful and his dress certainly indicates his elan. I always prefer a shoulder bag (AND the way it affects your stance and walking.) You list a little bit to the side like a sailboat on a reach. I’d rather strut than hunch.

    - Eminence Grise

  33. Anonymous

    October 28, 2006 at 8:56 am

    coat- vicuna or cashmire? Nice, but not a bargain item…and there are yards of it in that length.

  34. luvsunflowers

    October 28, 2006 at 9:27 am

    Love it! God Bless NYC!

  35. Anonymous

    October 28, 2006 at 10:25 am

    In NY, if you are a typical walking NY’er you want a coat with some length, if you are in and out of the car the length is a problem…bet that keeps this gent warm on cold days.

  36. Stacy (LA, CA)

    October 28, 2006 at 3:00 pm

    Fabulous! His look and clothes are perfect. He exudes serenity, wealth without being ostentatious, and a thoughtful intelligence with a dry wit. If he isn’t all those things, he would sure have me fooled!

  37. JT

    October 28, 2006 at 5:38 pm

    Sharp, I hope that I will be able to pull off a look like that one day.

  38. Jennyh

    October 28, 2006 at 7:03 pm

    good looking old man.

  39. 4chair

    October 29, 2006 at 4:35 pm

    What a beauty. This person knows who he is and where he is going.

  40. Anonymous

    October 30, 2006 at 12:56 pm

    Adorable! If that’s okay to say about such a distinguished looking gentleman. The backpack does make him seem boyish and fun-loving, but in a really good way.

  41. Four-in-hand Fred

    November 1, 2006 at 12:03 am

    This guy SHOULD model.

  42. Anonymous

    November 4, 2006 at 2:50 am

    What a gorgeous grandpa! :D

  43. artemis

    November 6, 2006 at 8:38 pm

    He is definitely the most darling, dapper older gentleman I have ever seen.

  44. Zoe

    August 26, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    He puts the sweet in "sweet-heart". Yes, I really did say that.

  45. Jessica

    April 22, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Both of them looks cool! The grandpa and the bag!

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