1. Anja

    August 4, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Great shoot. This man definitely has a style, very elegant with interesting dotted tie and cool sunglasses.


  2. Lux

    August 4, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Awesome tie

  3. Maike

    August 4, 2012 at 9:09 am

    wow, cool dad I would say….We didnt have so much well-dressed guys in Germany- I guess, the german girls were really interested :-)
    Best from an ex-german girl

  4. The Guilty Hyena

    August 4, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Dapper garments this photo also evokes sentiment towards my fathers era too.

    ▲▲ HYENA

  5. Kate

    August 4, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Amazing photo. Loving the polka dot tie.



  6. Meribeth

    August 4, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Love the suit/tie combination!

  7. Kalinda

    August 4, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Your Dad looks like one cool cat!! Effortlessly cool!!!

  8. Stephanie

    August 4, 2012 at 9:32 am

    I love this so much, I can’t tell you. Maybe because it reminds me of my own dad in the 1970s. My dad was a veterinarian, and so for work did not wear suits, but he loved his clothes and even in sportswear was effortlessly cool. My mother never “got” it, but I did, and inherited his love of fashion. My dad died when I was seventeen, but I remember one of our last bonding moments was over an outfit that I had seen in a shop window (pale pink pants with a cool texture and a pink striped top). My ever-practical mom would never have spent the money on it, but my dad had noticed the longing in my eye. Later we snuck back and bought it together. I wish I had a photo such as this of my dad!! (Sorry – too much about me!)

    • Tytti

      August 4, 2012 at 1:12 pm

      It was a lovely story, really enjoyed reading it. Not too much about you at all. I think lot of eyes welled up on this photo, many of us having been kids in the 70s :)

    • Toni

      August 4, 2012 at 6:09 pm

      I think what you shared about your dad was beautiful. In fact, you’re the only comment I read. I love your story and you should share more about him perhaps on a blog that you could start.

      My father had all his shoes made at a shoe maker in Paris called Berlutti at 2,000K per pair in the 1970′s he was immaculate in his dress– No cufflinks, no silly crest or monograms, it was all about understaded colors, exquisite textiles, that were tailored by the best in the industry from Paris, to Rome, to the famous Savile Row. He also had a sense of style for my mother. He would work with designers for her clothing, and her lingerie(which up until the 1960′s were still made by nuns). He had the understated chic that has impacted me to this day.

      So thank you for sharing about your dad. Sorry that I want on about mine : )

      • Stephanie

        August 5, 2012 at 10:12 am

        I love your comments, both of you. Oh to dream of those clothes and shoes, Toni…wow! I’m literally salivating thinking about that level of quality, workmanship, the textiles, etc. :) Fortunately, my boyfriend is Italian and completely old-school when it comes to clothing. He appreciates quality and workmanship as much as I do (and my dad did!). He still wears items that belonged to his dad 40 years ago.

    • tins

      August 7, 2012 at 2:45 am


    • dina louise

      August 7, 2012 at 1:15 pm

      this story also reminds me of my dad… when i was about 12 years old (in the 70′s) i was shopping with my dad and came across a pair of red, white and blue platform sneakers that i was swooning over… the store didn’t have my size and i was so bummed! the next day when i came home from school there they were in a box on my bed.. my father had scoured the city looking for them in my size… sooo sweet!

  9. Gon

    August 4, 2012 at 9:33 am

  10. Serdane

    August 4, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Very elegant man indeed.


  11. Biba

    August 4, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Quel bel homme ! Si élégant et à l’allure terriblement sensuel.

  12. Madlen

    August 4, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Very stylish men, funny tie is perfect :)

  13. Johnny

    August 4, 2012 at 9:55 am

    I absolutely love the effortless elegance of your father

  14. Simbarashe

    August 4, 2012 at 9:55 am

    If you wore that suit today it would still be ridiculously brilliant. That IS very sartorial!

  15. Ahmad

    August 4, 2012 at 9:57 am

    That look is amazing, everything is so put together about his style. Love the tie, so Tom Ford!

  16. Stephanie

    August 4, 2012 at 10:00 am

    This looks like a movie still, I love it! I particularly love his watch & tie.

    • Monsieur Marcel

      August 4, 2012 at 4:46 pm

      Steve McQueen in THE THOMAS CROWNE AFFAIR.

      • Marta

        August 4, 2012 at 5:27 pm

        I was thinking exactly the same !!! very cool guy !!!

  17. Monsieur Marcel

    August 4, 2012 at 10:03 am

    Fantastic photo! Looks like an ad from 70′s GQ or Esquire. That’s one hell of a herringbone suit.

  18. [email protected]

    August 4, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Wonderful! Love his polka dot tie.


  19. Jim

    August 4, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Swedish 007 ;-)

  20. Marcela

    August 4, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Don’t mean to be disrespectful, Philip, but your Daddy was seriously HOT… At first glance I thought it was Jean-Paul Belmondo.

    • Isabelle

      August 4, 2012 at 3:46 pm

      Yes! With a hint of Joe Dassin.

  21. Suz

    August 4, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Not only is the suit supreme, but I am also charmed by an auto exec using a train to travel for business. He has confidence in his look and in his industry!

    Wish the US had a such a relationship with trains.

  22. haidee

    August 4, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Love his shades and looks so retro


  23. Noel Tambour

    August 4, 2012 at 11:08 am

    contrary to popular belief, the 70′s was a really good decade for men’s fashion

  24. Megha

    August 4, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Love this shot, effortless and crisp!

  25. M.N

    August 4, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Wow what an amazing style.

  26. SebastianMx

    August 4, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Great Pic! Your Dad looks so elegant. The tie is awesome!!!


  27. Maria

    August 4, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Marcela, I totally agree with you. He is really hot! That’s why, I think, he is cool and fashionable. The well made suit is just a detail. If he were wearing jeans and a white tee, he still would be elegant, charming and sexy. And, yes, he looks like Jean-Paul Belmondo! Great shot!

  28. Archibald

    August 4, 2012 at 11:26 am

    The great thing about this photo, is that from the neck and down, he could just as well be on his way to Pitti Uomo 2012. Classic style remains relatively unchanged over the years.

    Feel free to pop by any day Philip, to take part in our discussion about tailored men’s style in sweden ;)



  29. Votre Amie

    August 4, 2012 at 11:33 am

    pimp. what a fabulous photograph! he’s exuding such confidence and has such incredible style!

  30. TEST/model magazine

    August 4, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Philip, your father is COOL!

    Ah, the 70′s…

    victor john penner

  31. catherine

    August 4, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Wow–eee…..great ensemble; handsome man

  32. Irene

    August 4, 2012 at 11:50 am

  33. ttea

    August 4, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    He looks so calm, cool, and collected. Those were the days when cool was associated with a tailored suit. I love his tie, gold with polkadots.


  34. Andrew89

    August 4, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Quite a dandy. :)

  35. Sevan

    August 4, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Nothing beats a great, fitted, elegant suit worn by a confident man.
    I love the posture of this man as well as the enigmatic smile.
    Very at ease in his (beautiful) skin.

    • Maria (from Cambridge)

      August 4, 2012 at 2:14 pm

      I totally agree, especially with the smile.

  36. Diana M.

    August 4, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    WOW, I am speechless.

  37. CoriFairy

    August 4, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    What a cool dad! He has that certain ‘je ne sais quoi’! And he absolutely reminds me of Jean Paul Belmondo! I loved his movies – in days of old ; )
    Greetings from Hamburg, Germany

  38. Philip Gasslander

    August 4, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Thank you for all the kind words about my dad! I sincerely appreciate it!

    My dad past away in early February, just a couple of weeks before his 70th birthday after having been diagnosed with cancer only 4 months earlier. This photo was taken over 40 years ago when my dad was in his late twenties, around the same age as I am in now so it holds great meaning to me, and it makes me very happy that you like it.

    Thank you,

    • Sevan

      August 4, 2012 at 5:48 pm

      Thank you for sharing this great photo of your father.

    • TEST/model magazine

      August 4, 2012 at 6:16 pm

      thanks for sharing, his style lives on!

      victor john penner

    • Stephanie

      August 5, 2012 at 10:13 am

      I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. What a lovely photo you have shared with us.

  39. Remy

    August 4, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Gorgeous outfit. I still wear this kind of three piece suits when I am in the mood for it.
    Greetings from Amsterdam.

  40. Michelle Sohl

    August 4, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    I love this- I have so many great pics of my dad, he loved to dress elegantly as well

  41. Emily

    August 4, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Such a beautiful photo. Your dad is a very elegant man – great accessorising with the tie and shades!


  42. megan

    August 4, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    This is awesome! Probably my favorite post to date.

  43. Maria (from Cambridge)

    August 4, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Terrific photo. I think Sevan said it all. I am so glad for you that you have this photo of your dad. What a gift for you and a sartorial treat for us!

  44. Becky Bedbug

    August 4, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Wow, what an incredibly smart man. He reminds me very much of my Uncle Mick who was very sharp, right to the end.


  45. Alexandra T

    August 4, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Rare pic! Bravo Scott!!!

  46. Eva

    August 4, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Beautiful photo, love these vintage shots!


  47. Martha

    August 4, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Beyond fashionable…effortless.
    A true classic man.


  48. Blogandthecities

    August 4, 2012 at 3:15 pm

  49. heather

    August 4, 2012 at 3:56 pm


    beautifully done. I was thinking, may I suggest, it would be brillant if you make a book out of vintage fashion book with small stories like you did with those on your blog. :3

    keep it up.
    be inspired.

  50. Drew

    August 4, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Beautiful sleek watch really sets off the whole ensemble with sheer class

  51. Sophie Mhabille

    August 4, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    So Handsome and elegant . I love the polka dots tie

  52. Toni

    August 4, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Your father had such a casual chic that is rarely seen these days.

  53. m.edwin

    August 4, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    this guy looks badass.

  54. TiranaAduka

    August 5, 2012 at 12:24 am

    I absolutely love the effortless elegance of your father.Wow what an amazing style.

  55. Kim West

    August 5, 2012 at 1:53 am

    You must have gotten your elegance and classiness from your father. It is nice to know that you are proud of him.

  56. Lisa

    August 5, 2012 at 6:53 am

    My first thought was: He must be swedish! And I was right! Not really shuMade me think of the swedish king in the 70:s maybe!

  57. Luisa Cativo

    August 5, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Oh wow, what a dapper fellow!
    My dad is the least concerned person when it comes to fashion, I do love his pictures from when he was young because he looked like such a hipster before the new definition of that term even existed.


  58. Gregory de Ville

    August 5, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Love that polka dot tie, the tortoise rim glasses, the slim watch, the cut and fit of the suite! completely wearable today! Now that’s true style!! Thank you for sharing this timeless photo!

  59. Holly

    August 5, 2012 at 9:55 am

    the polka dot tie and pinstripes suit still looks chic today!
    that’s why people always say “fashion fades, style stays” :)

  60. Alison

    August 5, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    He’s got amazing style! I can see where your interest in fashion comes from.


  61. la chinoose

    August 5, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Your Dad is so Jean Paul Belmondo! How very, very fab. X

  62. Ritch

    August 5, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Haha! Looks like the swedish king like someone mentioned.

  63. sarah

    August 5, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Amazing photo, and amazing style.

  64. carola

    August 5, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    beautiful man! elegant capture!

  65. Andrea

    August 6, 2012 at 9:28 am

    At first Ithought this is some photo of Steve McQueen!!
    Very McQueenish!!

  66. M.

    August 6, 2012 at 11:42 am

    It’s not just the clothes (which are perfect) but the insouciance…

    One just knows he got dressed without much fussing and self-consciousness. I think that might be almost impossible now.

  67. Colleen

    August 6, 2012 at 1:08 pm


  68. rEVOLVEr

    August 6, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Are you sure you don’t have a million step siblings all over Germany? He looks so in control of all possible situations! Like women would jump on him without any doubt.
    Oh! What a beast and what a man!
    Much respect for your father.

  69. Peter

    August 6, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    It’s indeed a German train, and he traveled first class.

    • Philip Gasslander

      August 6, 2012 at 7:11 pm

      That’s very interesting to hear. I don’t know that much of where they were heading. I just know they used to travel around a lot in Germany but not really were to or how they did it. Thanks for you contribution.

  70. Brandon Scott Thomas

    August 6, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    I love how he is clearly relaxed in a three piece suit, yet he is completely buttoned up. You don’t see many guys that can lounge in a three piece with so much effortless confidence.

  71. Deborah

    August 7, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Your father reminds me of Christopher Lambert when he was young. They have the same enigmatic smile. Your photo shows he was a handsome, elegant man and I am sure he was very proud of the wonderful work you do.

  72. Qameraman

    August 7, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Your father was a very busy man if he was also Engelbert Humperdinck.

  73. Pierre Gasslander

    August 8, 2012 at 2:18 am

    Never seen this amazing photo. It says a lot more than 1000 words. RIP

  74. Ivo

    August 8, 2012 at 3:27 am

    Very cool, I thought it was Steve McQueen by the first look!

  75. Charles David

    August 8, 2012 at 12:17 pm


    Your dad certainly knew how to upholstered himself from head to toe in the finest cloth. But, what is really impressive to me, are the little accessories he chooses to finish off the Rig with. The button on the lapel, the slight ruffle in the tie and of course, that classic looking flat face watch- which is so key in conveying understated elegance. Lovely photo!

  76. Staszek Zamiar

    August 8, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    When I looked for the first time I saw Marlon Brando. Without any doubts.

  77. Beatriz

    August 8, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    WOW! elegant, so so elegant is hot!

  78. Lutz

    August 9, 2012 at 4:55 am

    Yes it recalls my first trips to Paris and Milan in 1rst class “TransEuropeExpress”. Gorgeous well clad men with manners. Then I felt well that I would accomplish one day.

  79. Thomas V

    August 10, 2012 at 2:25 am

    He’s real fly

  80. LabellaLuxe Boutique

    August 11, 2012 at 1:08 am

    Extremely cool and sharp!

  81. Tomek

    August 12, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    I saw that pic and one thing came to my mind – maybe I’m wrong but I can not find many that stylish men (with this confidence on their faces) on the streets this days. …and that’s a pity. This pic is just WOW!!!

  82. Rosd

    August 22, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    I love this look,reminds me of my father in the 70′s.

  83. Haefennasiel

    September 11, 2012 at 6:50 am

    I am getting a Lee Majors / Marlon Brando vibe from this picture! =)

  84. Patrick

    October 7, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    I keep coming back to this photo! I work at a small, trendy coffeeshop and all my patrons have very distinct fashion ideas. I get to chat with them about fashion daily and when men’s watches come up its just a matter of time until I show someone this photo. Its the perfect example of what I think a watch should be.