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October 30, 2009 at 12:02 pm
Those jacket pockets look filled!
October 30, 2009 at 12:03 pm
Ah ! En voilà un original !
October 30, 2009 at 12:05 pm
October 30, 2009 at 12:06 pm
October 30, 2009 at 12:07 pm
Love this! Anyone else reminded of Simon Callow in that Four Weddings movie?
my goodness, he is a colorful gent.I like it – makes me happy – and Ilove the jacket
October 30, 2009 at 12:08 pm
Love the eccentric look this man is sporting. C'est magnifique!
October 30, 2009 at 12:09 pm
October 30, 2009 at 12:10 pm
October 30, 2009 at 12:11 pm
absolutely incredible color combination, great sunglasses and attitude – "yes i'm fly"
October 30, 2009 at 12:12 pm
Great great style. Is this the gentleman that you've photographed over the years from Ralph Lauren?
Love this picture. Love the eccentricity and love the smoke captued in this picture. The man plays off the word "cool" in style.
October 30, 2009 at 12:13 pm
Why do I think he is an impressionist painter?? LOL love his style!
Love Looove the combination especially the scarve!
October 30, 2009 at 12:14 pm
Love the scarf but the pants look undone??
October 30, 2009 at 12:15 pm
Love the scarf but the pants look "undone".Chongy2
OMG! So good! I LOVE THOSE GLASSES!
October 30, 2009 at 12:16 pm
October 30, 2009 at 12:17 pm
Love it! You know he's an artist or someone who enjoys rocking the boat.I love the beads on his reading glasses…Quelle homme!
October 30, 2009 at 12:21 pm
love it!! The smoke creates a shape of a "ghost parrot" sitting on his shoulder ;) haha
October 30, 2009 at 12:22 pm
it seems like you live on this street- i would love to one day…o to dream…
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October 30, 2009 at 12:24 pm
Oh I loooove the scarf on him!
October 30, 2009 at 12:26 pm
Fantastic! I want to hear his life stories.
October 30, 2009 at 12:32 pm
Haha, I like!
That pic is simply amazing!
October 30, 2009 at 12:33 pm
October 30, 2009 at 12:35 pm
oh my gosh, LOVE IT!
October 30, 2009 at 12:37 pm
Yes! It never ceases to amaze me that I can fall in love with someone from a photograph, but it's true…I love him!
October 30, 2009 at 12:38 pm
amazing use of colour! great shot
Don't call me Santa!He has the sun in the heart.
October 30, 2009 at 12:40 pm
I absolutely love this man. He must have amazing stories.
October 30, 2009 at 12:41 pm
Wow-so colourful. I love this guy :)
October 30, 2009 at 12:42 pm
This looks so much like how my grandfather used to dress. He was the type of man that really didnt care how people looked at him or what they thought, as long as he was looking bright because he knew that atleast someone would get a smile from looking at him :)
October 30, 2009 at 12:43 pm
All the exciting looking men i see are invariably only on The Sartorialist.
October 30, 2009 at 12:46 pm
October 30, 2009 at 12:48 pm
Next book cover.
October 30, 2009 at 12:51 pm
so many things going on, and he still owns this look.
Ahh, so colorful and fun! :) Love the glasses!
October 30, 2009 at 12:52 pm
VERY cool hat and the jacket is interesting too. But the rest? I think he is trying just a little too hard.
omgosh he looks so quirky ! :D like father christmas on vacation. hahaha
October 30, 2009 at 12:55 pm
That is so so marvellous! It made me grin, I went away, came back a bit later, and grinned again!
If I get to be this old, this is exactly how I want to look.
October 30, 2009 at 12:58 pm
Absolutely crazy !
i wish he could be my grandpa…love that attitude.
October 30, 2009 at 12:59 pm
amazing… full live I just love the authenticity and the mixture between brown traditionat shades and the life that brings those patterns and colours from scarf and vest… but most of all is unique
October 30, 2009 at 1:00 pm
what an absolutely wondrous splash of colors!!
You can't NOT smile. Seriously. :D
October 30, 2009 at 1:01 pm
What a vision! His stance, his pants, his vest, sunglasses and reading glasses on a chain, his beard, pockets on his jacket, the scarf, etc.
I would do a double take if I saw him while walking down the street.
Also, like the effect of smoke behind him, fitting for his cigar.
one for the inspiration wall
SNDT fashion design
October 30, 2009 at 1:02 pm
oh my my !! so colorful .. yet seems so perfectly balanced !
October 30, 2009 at 1:03 pm
i hope i still feel this passion for what i wear when i'm that age.
October 30, 2009 at 1:06 pm
i want to be just like him when i grow up.
October 30, 2009 at 1:08 pm
COLOURS, ADORABLE. JOLLY. CUTE !
Can you dig it? I knew you could.
un homme avec joie de vivre
(did I say that correctly?)
October 30, 2009 at 1:11 pm
Oh My God!
Lovely pic* .
October 30, 2009 at 1:12 pm
I am in love with this. There are so many funny contradictions in his style. The modern reflective sunglasses with the weaved hat and the classic beard. Then the readers around his neck and the waistcoat and the cargo pants and i could go on and on. What it tells me is that this person in incredibly confidant in their own style. It's not bravery at that point, it's their own set of rules.
October 30, 2009 at 1:14 pm
Another light- and detail-filled success. The cigar and its smoke, the hat, the lenses' reflection, the accessories and different shades of neutral. Great work. So much fun to look at.
October 30, 2009 at 1:18 pm
either he's a frequent traveller or his twin must be living in Milano, cannot be explained otherwise
October 30, 2009 at 1:27 pm
now THAT is style!
I especially love the waistcoat and the mirror glasses LOL
You are never too old to be in style.
October 30, 2009 at 1:29 pm
Wonderful! Just wonderful, really does remind one of Simon Callow, he was such a life indulging character, a lovely attribute.
October 30, 2009 at 1:36 pm
this gentleman is sooo cool!
October 30, 2009 at 1:37 pm
oh, my goodness, that is ME in about 10 years. finally, a picture of somebody i totally "get"!
October 30, 2009 at 1:44 pm
HE HAS STYLE …. he is soooo gorgeous … saludos from Chile …
October 30, 2009 at 1:47 pm
wow! – Amazing!
October 30, 2009 at 1:50 pm
October 30, 2009 at 1:52 pm
WHERE did he get his brilliant scarf?!
October 30, 2009 at 2:14 pm
Now that’s attitude!
October 30, 2009 at 2:17 pm
So Santa hangs out in Paris on his off-time….
What a jolly old soul!
October 30, 2009 at 2:36 pm
October 30, 2009 at 2:39 pm
Now THAT's style. Skinny, 20-something women in slim pants and high heels don't face much of a challenge. But a man of a certain age who creates a look that is uniquely his own and says "I have lived through at least 4 or 5 decades and you better believe I can rock a bright scarf, beaded glasses and full beard without irony," deserves applause. Four stars my friend. Well played! God I hope men my age learn to do this over the next couple of decades.
October 30, 2009 at 2:41 pm
Oh yes If I didnt know him Id certainly want to meet him! :-) Jack
Nadja E. C. B.
October 30, 2009 at 2:48 pm
awesome.best moment you could took this photo!(your mirrowed shadow in the man's sunglasses is pretty too ;D)
October 30, 2009 at 2:54 pm
personality….lots of personality.
Belíssimo. Tão descontraído e com tanto estilo!
October 30, 2009 at 3:08 pm
love him right away! perhaps because of the colors, i've got an impression he's a very welcoming gentleman!
October 30, 2009 at 3:09 pm
Who wouldn't like to know this colorful gent..?
October 30, 2009 at 3:10 pm
FOR SOME REASON I DONT KNOW, THE CLOTHS JUST MAKES HIM LOOK CLASSY.
October 30, 2009 at 3:12 pm
the first word that popped into my head was "buffoon" — but only in an adorable way.
October 30, 2009 at 3:20 pm
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October 30, 2009 at 3:28 pm
amazing use of colour here, and i'm so loving his glasses :) ♥
Jeanine Payer Studio
October 30, 2009 at 3:40 pm
This man is Wanni DiFillippo and he owns Il Bisonte. I once got to visit his offices in Florence that are in the carriage houses of a Palace…that he was helping to renovate. Inspiring and intimidating at the same time.
October 30, 2009 at 3:44 pm
Finally some interesting character outside of the typical fashion weekers.
October 30, 2009 at 3:47 pm
That man is perfect!
October 30, 2009 at 3:50 pm
Is this your Halloween posting? Is that ectoplasm forming over his left shoulder?? I know, I know it's smoke.He's quite a character and could appear at my Halloween party anytime.
October 30, 2009 at 3:56 pm
you have to have a look at this site:http://www.herrvoneden.com/
October 30, 2009 at 4:11 pm
i want to be friends with this guy! hes so original
October 30, 2009 at 4:12 pm
they come runnin' just as fast as they can / 'cause every girl's crazy 'bout a sharp dressed man
October 30, 2009 at 4:15 pm
Oh hell yes.
October 30, 2009 at 4:31 pm
all of these colors are amazing I recently found your blog while looking for fashion blogs I'm overwhelmed with all the great pictures you have there inspiring
October 30, 2009 at 4:35 pm
Way to freshen up that Hemingway look! Which normally I hate. I love it here. What fun.
October 30, 2009 at 4:40 pm
What a great combination of colors & details.
October 30, 2009 at 4:41 pm
So nice to see someone who has fun with color without blowing it.
If I could find those reading glasses, I'd buy them…..
October 30, 2009 at 4:46 pm
trying hard is common on these pages – doing it with a sense of humour, less so – good fun
October 30, 2009 at 4:47 pm
Twenty-First Century Impressionist..!
October 30, 2009 at 5:05 pm
wow! love those shades!
Reminds me of Stanley Marcus – of Neiman Marcus – may he RIP…
October 30, 2009 at 5:10 pm
OMG why do I never see people like him when I go to Paris?? Lol. It's cool you find these stylish people there because Paris universe is not made only by stylish people. Actually, If you go downtown you see hundreds of people very bad dressed, except if you go to Rue Saint Honore and a few more.
October 30, 2009 at 5:11 pm
Hahahaha, I love it!!
October 30, 2009 at 5:16 pm
What a light he shines! He makes me smile BIG!!!
October 30, 2009 at 5:19 pm
This man is amazing, like Hunter S. Thompson's wacky uncle!
October 30, 2009 at 5:28 pm
The ghost parrot comment above was right on. This man is magical
October 30, 2009 at 5:34 pm
Words can't describe how much I am in love with this man's style…
AAAH- so PERFECT!
October 30, 2009 at 5:50 pm
I saw R. Crumb last night at an event. He lives in France now, and he held forth on the french male.
This pic is a perfect example of what he was saying. It is the male in France who is the one who is looked at. Even though women get dressed to the nines, it is the male who must be given props or nothing ensues.
I am definitely looking at this guy. What else does he get himself up to?
October 30, 2009 at 6:00 pm
A bit too Jerry Garcia. Lose that scarf and the vest, keep the funky specs for a splash of color.
October 30, 2009 at 6:10 pm
October 30, 2009 at 6:15 pm
I love this guy!
October 30, 2009 at 6:53 pm
Love the scarf, waistcoat and glasses on the string. The scarf really makes all the other colours POP!!
October 30, 2009 at 7:21 pm
man, you can't even touch this guy. he rules.
he looks fun,haha
Forest City Fashionista
October 30, 2009 at 7:30 pm
Oh Wow! I am beginning to agree with the woman who said that all the most interesting-looking men seem to exist only on The Sartorialist…
October 30, 2009 at 8:56 pm
colorful outfit with colorful attitude.i like the glasses (both), the scarf, the hat, the beard, the cigar…everything.:)i bet he has a very exciting (and colorful) life story to tell. i would LOVE to hear it!
October 30, 2009 at 9:18 pm
Kris Kringle via van Noten. Ho ho ho, he's divine!
October 30, 2009 at 10:07 pm
Great, great photo. Love the beard, the hat, the scarf, the vest, the plume of smoke behind him and those blue shades!! Just amazing.
Meh. The hallmark of a beautifully put-together look, for me, is effortlessness. Casual, unstudied. Graceful, exquisite. His outfit is the opposite of unstudied; it looks very deliberate indeed, almost costumey. I'm not a fan.
October 30, 2009 at 10:10 pm
Wow, I aspire to be like him.
October 30, 2009 at 10:30 pm
i like that was posted earlier:"If I get to be this old, this is exactly how I want to look".
and i hope i get courage and will shed off all these 'rules' i set for myself how to look and be dressed "appropriate", when i reach his age! – well, not much left, i'd better hurry! ;-)
i'd love to meet this guy, and have a nice chat tet-a-tet!a bientot!
thanks for great pic! its always nice to see and meet nice, out of ordinary people!
October 31, 2009 at 12:00 am
October 31, 2009 at 12:14 am
what a kook! this guy's got real class!!
October 31, 2009 at 2:02 am
This photo reminds me of why I love men!
October 31, 2009 at 3:07 am
This picture is glorious!
October 31, 2009 at 3:58 am
What a grand beard :)
October 31, 2009 at 7:18 am
Cultivated Ah Lian
October 31, 2009 at 7:46 am
hehhehhehhehhehheh!!! I like!!!
October 31, 2009 at 8:33 am
Looking like a cute version of Il Duce of "The Boondock Saints"
Graham I. Haynes
October 31, 2009 at 9:01 am
October 31, 2009 at 9:03 am
sensacional o vovô :-)
October 31, 2009 at 9:21 am
Mamamia!What a style!
October 31, 2009 at 9:22 am
October 31, 2009 at 9:30 am
Fantastic shot. The light, the reflection, the smoke, the colours!
October 31, 2009 at 12:02 pm
My favorite….wow. Perfect look. Even the glasses around his neck are colorful!!
October 31, 2009 at 1:28 pm
This is the owner and founder of the Italian leather goods company called Il Bisonte. Vanni definitely has style!
October 31, 2009 at 1:37 pm
he is fantastic!!
October 31, 2009 at 2:08 pm
He's so COOL! love it!
October 31, 2009 at 3:43 pm
He's so cute! Swear! He pull off the outfit so well.
KA-VOGUE-GAY-RA KA-VOGUE-GAY-RA KA-VOGUE-GAY-RA
October 31, 2009 at 3:59 pm
OH my, I love his glasses, where can i get them?? Dani
October 31, 2009 at 6:35 pm
oh my goodness is his lighter in a holder? that's fantastic. he has such a great "what are you lookin' at" vibe.
October 31, 2009 at 7:03 pm
I like it very much.
October 31, 2009 at 8:02 pm
Ha ha ha!
November 1, 2009 at 12:11 am
The color variation in this picture is epic. I love the glasses, they are so awesome. My other favorite part, is how you captured the billow of smoke at just the right moment….
November 1, 2009 at 1:41 am
this to me represents everything im trying to aim for.
not conforming to any set 'rules'. just doing what feels natural. kinda like an extension of your own self. it all comes from the inside.
hope thats me when im old and grey. maturing in style and all things associated.
November 1, 2009 at 5:16 am
so that`s where santa goes when the christmas are over!
November 1, 2009 at 6:33 am
i love th black vest! he sure has some great foresight t come up w this, genius!
November 1, 2009 at 7:01 am
my sight was drawn to the glasses. I suppose this is because in his pose: the red scarf create two convergent lines pointing those big blue rounded mirrors.
November 1, 2009 at 8:10 am
Does he also have a small scarf knotted at the neck?
November 1, 2009 at 8:24 am
you can't miss him with that vest and beard! he just screams craftsman/artisan and his il bisonte products are so amazing…love him! he looks so vibrant :)
November 1, 2009 at 8:51 am
That's panache. I love the jacket.
November 1, 2009 at 9:35 am
Woh! It's amazing!
November 1, 2009 at 10:56 am
Sart – You've done it yet again.What a lovely photograph. It seems you've caught the essence of this moment!
November 1, 2009 at 12:37 pm
Love the reflection in his glasses, great moment.
November 1, 2009 at 12:43 pm
This could be my husband! French, beard, cigar, hat and clothing that's totally farfelu! I just LOVE him……….what a character. A little too much, though – if he were my husband I'd have suggested he lose the scarf, but hey, why not?
November 1, 2009 at 12:47 pm
I think that you've photograent beforephed this gent before. Here, the flowered muffler is a little much with the vest and the neckerchief. The rest looks great.
November 1, 2009 at 12:53 pm
November 1, 2009 at 1:12 pm
Really good, I know this street and I love it.
Do you know "Colette" shop center ?
November 1, 2009 at 1:23 pm
November 1, 2009 at 2:45 pm
Isn't that the dude from Ralph Lauren yet again??? The one that previously chanelled Tramp Chic.
November 1, 2009 at 3:04 pm
He looks like Ernest Hemmingway meets Wavy Gravy.
November 1, 2009 at 6:28 pm
What happened to the reflection of Scott in the sunglasses? Fascinating! Love this shot!
November 1, 2009 at 6:44 pm
"The magical mystery tour is coming to take you away…."
November 1, 2009 at 9:35 pm
What is my husband doing on the streets of Paris?
November 2, 2009 at 3:30 am
GREAT photo! Love him. Dude is awesome.
Success Love Stories
November 2, 2009 at 6:59 am
Wow what a great post………………….
November 2, 2009 at 10:16 am
perfect! jacket, pants, waistcoat ,and the colors! The gentleman is great! i like the parisien attitude and allure!
November 2, 2009 at 11:16 am
I WANT TO KNOW YOU SIR.
November 2, 2009 at 12:03 pm
Why does this make me think that Santa Claus was trying to go incognito at Mardi Gras… that must be the cigar and colorfulness that are making me think of mardi gras…Loves it!
November 2, 2009 at 12:29 pm
haha this style is creative and funny at the same time
November 2, 2009 at 5:06 pm
I really want to take him home, or at least his clothes. Happy picture :D
The Blasphemous Fiendess
November 2, 2009 at 5:49 pm
I love the playfulness. He would be fun to chat with I'm sure.
November 2, 2009 at 6:58 pm
November 2, 2009 at 11:33 pm
What a gentleman. I bet he'd have some stories :)
November 3, 2009 at 2:29 am
i love this man. i want to get to know him. amazing, yet again!
November 3, 2009 at 12:28 pm
It would be fun to be a fly on the wall while he picked out this wardrobe! I swear if he came up to me and said he would draw me naked, I´d drop everything!
November 3, 2009 at 7:13 pm
…..I'm into a very personalized style…..this one's a notch too far for me but what the hell….he's a character.
November 3, 2009 at 8:59 pm
This has to be the one and only Darrel Radcliffe Osborne!
November 3, 2009 at 9:06 pm
This man is INCREDIBLE! One day in the future- my friends and I will evolve into characters such as this magnificent gentleman, and we'll laugh and drink wine on the rooftops of our villas over looking the Siene and everything will be okay in the world. What an inspiration!
November 3, 2009 at 11:16 pm
I would buy LSD from this man if he had some to sell…
November 4, 2009 at 8:27 am
such a wonderful juxtapostion of colours, patterns and textures. absolutly love it X
November 4, 2009 at 5:03 pm
Love the picture!
Interior design ideas
November 5, 2009 at 4:52 am
Whats with the sunglasses, still he does look cool.
November 5, 2009 at 5:11 am
this man is a real man, he seems a day of sun
November 5, 2009 at 8:30 am
he is ab fab :)
November 5, 2009 at 6:21 pm
i LOVE THIS
November 6, 2009 at 6:07 pm
next time I am in Paris I would love to run into this man, he seems so interesting! That being said his style is like no other, and I love the splash of colors with the neutral beige its like psychedelic professor meets impressionist archaeologist…I LOVE IT:)
November 7, 2009 at 12:37 am
this is the most flamboyant santa claus I've ever seen.
November 7, 2009 at 4:09 am
this could be absolutley unappropriate for his age… and it actually turned out really fun. Its nice layered, playful, the scarf looks like ..oh ill borrow this from my wife…. i think he had a good time this day…. ppl dressed up like this make my days brighter and happier…. learn from him ppl….bravo sir!
November 7, 2009 at 7:48 am
I really like him to be my stylish grandfather…what an orginal!
November 7, 2009 at 5:02 pm
There you see how much a scarf can changes one's look. The man has great taste but the scarf makes the difference.
November 8, 2009 at 8:53 pm
November 8, 2009 at 11:02 pm
This is Derrel Osborn who used to be a Neiman Marcus.A fantastic gentleman.
December 3, 2009 at 2:19 am
Sure looks like Derrill Osborn, late of N-M.
December 4, 2009 at 1:53 am
He sure looks like my husband.
January 8, 2010 at 5:56 am
December 1, 2010 at 8:01 pm
This is such an amazing picture. The colourful scarf really makes it. Fuck yeah
May 17, 2011 at 3:38 pm
I thrifted this vest about 6 years ago from a thrift store in a God forsaken town in Romania. Never knew its story but now that i see it here i might take it again out for a stroll! .. Love it <3
August 1, 2011 at 8:30 pm
THIS IS AMAZING. and I only came across it now, years later.. because of your new blog lay out :)
March 15, 2012 at 11:07 am
What a cool guy. Totally friggin in love with his jacket. Great style, pulls it off perfectly, especially rockin the sunnies and hat. Lovely.
May 8, 2012 at 9:56 am
This is a guy I would love to get to know. He has an easy style in that he is totally comfortable wearing this and with confidence can pull it off. Why is it many men just get hipper looking than older women. BOOOOO.
October 7, 2012 at 8:43 am
An Artist with a individual Style, an what a presence!
February 17, 2016 at 4:09 pm
Yes, he’s an eccentric, but you have to admit: This guy does look cool!