Thursday, October 20, 2011

On the Street…Angelo’s Commitment, Paris

I love Angelo’s commitment to his beard and bow ties.  I mean, I don’t want to speak too soon, but – I think he is one of those guys I’ll be shooting for years to come.  It will be fascinating to watch the evolution of his style, simply because he takes it so seriously and remains slightly left of center; it is always very much his own look.


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  1. Bohemian Style

    October 20, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Great pic! Love how the pink book brings the red in the bow-tie to life.


    October 20, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Love the beard, the tie, the books – in short: love it all!

  3. monkeyshines

    October 20, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    love the classy retro look!


  4. kate

    October 20, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Beard and bow tie. Brilliant.


  5. thefashionguitar

    October 20, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    The suit is nice

    XO Charlotte

  6. e.

    October 20, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    he has a very interesting look, half serious and half mocking…

  7. LuĂ­s Silva

    October 20, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    His beard and his tie are one of the first things that calls more attention

  8. lintmag

    October 20, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Great to see a guy who has a style like this – combining the buttoned up with the slightly rough – I like it!

  9. anora

    October 20, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    This guy looks and dresses just like my grandfather. I don’t mean that in a bad way either. The look is just really dated, but he pulls it off beautifully. I hope he stays with the beard and bow ties too. It’s a great look on him.

  10. Ines_Cruz

    October 20, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    AWESOME look. He looks so polished and gentleman-y and queer at the same time with the bow-tie… so bold, it’s gorgeous!!


    October 20, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    classic is ever cool! eveeeer…the beard lessssss…. :)
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  12. alexander

    October 20, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    i like the suit – do you know who makes it/tailored it?

  13. Kim

    October 20, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Fantastic pic!!!


  14. Kacie @ A Collection of Passions

    October 20, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    You are right about commitment! Wish I could see his shoes! ;-) He looks dashing! It’s hard to have a beard and look clean cut but he does.


  15. Mark W

    October 20, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    This is an inspiring picture. One can tell that this guy wants to come off as symmetrically correct as possible. There are even ripples on either side near is shoulders where it should be smooth. I think he ought to consult with his tailor to solve the ripples and invest in a proper set of hangers to prevent this. Thoughtful look though.

  16. Scott

    October 20, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    I think his suit is an interesting fit. Nice touch with the bowtie.

  17. Bill Burge

    October 20, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    I know some of the earlier shots show him with a shorter beard/just scruff, but when you have a beard that can get this long and full, you owe it to the men who can’t to do so. It looks much better this way.

  18. Piaget

    October 20, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    It’s so interesting that after you pointed this out about him, I realized that his beard and bow tie are what made him so recognizable and familiar to me.

    He’s definitely one I won’t forget.

    Great post.

  19. maria

    October 20, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Brilliant look, photo and beard

  20. J Umm

    October 20, 2011 at 5:31 pm

  21. Cindy

    October 20, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    He looks very distinguished. I agree….he is someone to watch.

  22. Jen M.

    October 20, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Quite the dapper fellow!

  23. Le Sapphire Blue

    October 20, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    Scott, I love the composition of your pictures. So beautiful and timeless. Just like a painting.

  24. Linda

    October 20, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    looking forward to more photos of him

  25. James

    October 20, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    The short hair fits!

  26. obozic

    October 20, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    I agree just to a certain extent, his look is halfway to somewhere…. I mean he either changes
    the beard and the spectacles style or his dress code, right now he is in the midstream, I wish he would renounce on his beard + change violently his spectacles style. Or he stays with the beard and steps up his wardrobe. Whichever.

  27. Serdane

    October 20, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    This Man is a big genious of Men style. He is not very original basically but the way he present himself with his beard in the traditionnal italian way is SO automaticaly eye-catching…. a diserved success..

  28. Serea

    October 20, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    Love his expressiĂłn face, I think he is shy….but his look is incredible, so cute!!

  29. IdiaDega

    October 20, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    I love his singular polished look gentleman yes but then there is a nod to the punk or at lease outsider as well, the shaved hair, the longish beard. It is outside the norm in turns of business straight laced look. As you said “left of center” I definitely appreciate the pink book, [email protected], iPhone! And yes non-hipster glasses! Sartorialist, looking forward to more photos of Mr Flaccavento.

  30. elin

    October 20, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    haha, cool dude, nice photo!

  31. Fred Gonsowski

    October 20, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    I think the Bow Tie pops this outfit. The Jacket is a transitional shape, somewhere between dressy and casual. The shorter sleeve on the blazer shows more shirt cuff, so there is a shot of pattern / color as extra visual interest.

    Angelo knows how to work his face, like a model. He gets you to look at his eyes. He has an “I know something” expression, and wants to tell you it.

  32. Emily Ulrich

    October 20, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    I hope you do continue capturing his style! I look forward to his metamorphosis in style, as well.

  33. CBC

    October 20, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Angelo cut the front of his hair It looks so much better….. it’s was distracting… now your eye goes straight to this beard…..umm a Collier brother..

  34. Ida

    October 20, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Beards and bowties are the best. So is consonance, apparently.

  35. Marcel Da Chump

    October 20, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    I’d like to hear him
    talk politics
    with George Will.
    Their views maybe
    diametrically opposed,
    but they share a fondness
    for J.Press suits and bow ties.

  36. LocalCeleb

    October 20, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    I love his nearly shaved head but full beard.. serious and intelligent look, smart suit and great style..

  37. Filippo

    October 20, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    That bow tie is just beautiful.
    And I agree with the fact that he’s a guy to follow (style-wise).
    And beyond that, he looks smart.. maybe is the beard.

  38. My Style Canvas

    October 20, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    I won’t be sad when men are done with this bushy beard trend but I’m still a fan of nerd chic, complete with bow ties.

  39. *sP

    October 20, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    oh noooo! now you’ve forced his hand. it’s as if he now has to have the beard and tie. oh, angelo! feel free to rebel if you want!

  40. Ian

    October 20, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    The bow tie is back …

  41. canvasofculture

    October 20, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    this is great! very interesting expression.. and quite the beard:)

  42. Taxi

    October 20, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    He looks good and friendly in those glasses and beard.
    Like how he has the pen on his jacket

  43. Lauren

    October 20, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    I relaly like his style. As you say, it’s just left of center, which is the perfect place to be.

    The Styleseer

  44. art deco engagement rings

    October 20, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    I also love the retro look!

  45. andrea

    October 20, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Alexander wrote @5pm:
    i like the suit – do you know who makes it/tailored it?…

    i’m sorry, but its ill fit… its indeed custom work, but not a great one.

  46. Name*Ronald M

    October 21, 2011 at 12:38 am

    Very smooth. Classic and modern at the same. The sense of “I’m used to this” Defintely my style.

  47. une chatte grise

    October 21, 2011 at 2:26 am

    The books make the look.

  48. Johnny

    October 21, 2011 at 3:14 am

    This means that bow ties are officially back?


  49. Max

    October 21, 2011 at 3:52 am

    I think either his beard is too long or his haircut is too short. His look would be much more harmonious and balanced with the beard matching the length of his haircut better.

  50. Charikleia

    October 21, 2011 at 4:51 am

    Dear Sartorialist, I know exactly what you mean. I also have in mind a very stylish Greek artist, Mr. Giorgos Georgakopoulos, who is faithfull to a staple style (bowtie/silk scarf and tartaruga spectacles) and who always looks terrific.

    Here’s a hint of what I mean:

    (the text is in Greek and regretably I don’t have the time to translate it. It begins like this “[...] Mr. Georgakopoulos walks the streets of Athens like an ond fashioned dandy”)

    Kisses from Greece!

  51. Fashionthroughtravel

    October 21, 2011 at 6:19 am

    I saw him in Paris last June for the men’s shows and was blown away! He has a very cool style and was always smiling!

  52. NatBA

    October 21, 2011 at 8:15 am

    He’s adorable! He looks like a young Freud!

  53. Asian Quarter

    October 21, 2011 at 10:13 am

    Love the way he always wears a bow tie, it anchors the entire look. And the fact that he seldom uses a pocket square but a silver pen instead really makes this look his. He is definitely one of the few that I’ll be watching, the other one I love is of course Wooster. Thanks for a great post, Scott.

  54. benva

    October 21, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Awesome look, great beard. Intelligent and cool

  55. nicholas

    October 21, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    what makes his look so authentic is the fact that it suits his manners and his style of writing, soft and gentile and deeply serious yet at the same time witty. he is a true original..

  56. cambridge satchel company

    October 21, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    now that it’s working a suit and bow tie

  57. proletarian Great Gatsby

    October 21, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    It’s a modern man but he has traveled to the past and has known the Bloomsbury group and he took tea with Bernard Shaw.

  58. La Vie Quotidienne

    October 21, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Pink color is the center of views…greta photo.
    La Vie Quotidienne

  59. PammieTaj

    October 21, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Just never play poker with a man in a bow tie.

  60. jaj

    October 21, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    If this was a softly yellowed black and white photo, you’d think this gentleman was from the 19th century. Very interesting….

  61. Cassandra

    October 21, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    What a character. Not many people can pull off a full beard with such dapperness.

  62. Bambi

    October 22, 2011 at 6:42 am

    He completely look like a teacher

    My blog isn’t about me, is about other people

  63. DHarvey

    October 22, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Of course you’ll be photographing him for years to come. It’s so often the same for them, isn’t it? Men with natty, dapper, bookish little looks. Exposed ankles, tidy ties. ~yawn. Come on, Sart.

  64. Mr Kane

    October 22, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Loving the bow tie!!
    he has a great style love to see more of him!!

    JK |

  65. heady

    October 22, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    love the look. plus he is carrying an iphone.

  66. Pascal

    October 23, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Angelo Flaccavento is definitely a style icon! Je suis également un grand fan des produits Aesop et en particulier de leur crème à l’huile d’onagre =>

  67. Diogenes

    October 24, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Who says Amish men can’t look coquettish?

  68. Maria Vittoria

    October 24, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    …I know this guy, ciao Angelo!

  69. The Dude`

    October 26, 2011 at 12:04 am

    Young Oliver Sachs?

  70. R. van der Dussen

    October 26, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Personally i’m really feeling his style, maybe he could mix it up with some worn jeans, but i love the guy. He always looks very well.
    Take care.

  71. mack

    November 7, 2011 at 11:47 am

    not liking either the bow tie or the beard. nobody else seems to want to say it, so i will.

  72. sphinxvictorian

    December 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    As any fan of the New Doctor Who will tell you: Bow ties are cool!! (As are fezzes, cowboy hats and suspenders, apparently!)

  73. Multi Grooves

    January 9, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    To all the folk suggesting he changes his glasses if he’s to be stylish…YOU FAIL. They are arguably the most best looking rim-less glasses (a now discontinued model) made by Lindberg. Get a grip!

  74. Bob Mack

    January 21, 2012 at 2:28 am

    What I love about this shot is its not just a guy in a bow tie. its the details that make this look work. the slim cut suit, short cuff on the jacket, the vintage tie.

    if you remove one item, it would look too conservative, if you remove another, it might be too quirky; his look strikes a perfect balance and this kind of style is not something you can just buy.

  75. Sharri Arneecher

    February 5, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    I am going to share this with my brother, this is great!

  76. Red

    March 11, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    I like the pen. Can you please confirm what the pen is ?
    What pen would you guys recommend .. I love pens ;-)

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