Monday, July 9, 2018

On the Street…Bus Stop, Milan



So many people tell me that their favorite photos on The Sartorialist are the chic, old Italian gentleman.

They’re not easy to find, especially in a situation that’s shootable, but when you do find them it’s so rewarding.

Jenny and I spotted this guy at the exact same moment as we sped by in our car on the way to a fashion show in Milan.

We both yelled “did you see him??” We stopped the car immediately and I popped out to try and get the shot, luckily it worked.


As much as everyone says they love the chic old men I wonder what this breed will look like in 40 years…I hope he’s not wearing a knit beanie, a supreme tee, baggie shorts and dad sneakers.


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  1. Fatou

    July 9, 2018 at 9:54 am

    This is so cool!

  2. RJH de la Haye

    July 9, 2018 at 11:52 am

    This gentleman has style…he’s had it all his life…you see,style is inbred!

  3. Laurie

    July 9, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    He looks great. That suit is pretty fresh looking for the heat.

  4. cass

    July 9, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    Maybe they will be shooting you in 40 years : )

  5. carole

    July 9, 2018 at 12:46 pm


  6. Mireia

    July 9, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    These kind of photos are my fave too! I love the elegance of old italian gentlemans. Such an inspo!

    Mireia from TGL

  7. NCJack

    July 9, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    40 years from now? Probably vastly overpriced footie pajamas, and bragging that they can’t even remember ties.

  8. Jay Woode

    July 9, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    I will in all likelihood not be here in 40 years but as long as I am around the dapper gentlemanly style will be, too. I was in college when the “sweat pants” escaped the gym and hit the streets. The downward spiral since then has seemingly engulfed and overwhelmed the form of ageless style this gentleman, my late father and others before them represented. But it lives with some of us — give me my Stetson and walking cane — getting ready to step out.

  9. Niils

    July 9, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    A very chic dressed man!

  10. Tania

    July 9, 2018 at 11:27 pm

    This picture is priceless!

  11. David

    July 10, 2018 at 4:13 am

    Obiously, be cool doesn´t understand of years

  12. lamassu

    July 10, 2018 at 7:26 am

    thank you so much for not overlooking the old

    it is part of self-respect to dress as chic as you can afford, even in old age + I hope this will be affordable also in the future

    but please, please bring also pictures of old ladies too,
    it is always so inspirational

  13. phyl

    July 11, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    Looking crisp on a hot day? Not an easy task for the young, so just imagine for the elderly. A lovely shot, but to thank your subject, I would have given him a lift.

  14. harlequin

    July 13, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    Absolutely charming. Imagine what he dressed like in his younger days. I also wonder about the future of dapper men on park benches!

  15. john

    July 17, 2018 at 2:35 am

    Amazing picture..!! I like his shoes and the stick.

  16. Riya

    July 20, 2018 at 9:01 am

    all dresses are cool…

  17. Anne Mc Laughlin

    July 20, 2018 at 11:20 am

    This gentleman looks so smart.

  18. Mev

    July 21, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    Wow! When casual dressing is mostly what I see everyday, it’s so refreshing to see this gentleman looking so classy. Love it!

  19. nexvan

    July 21, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    I will in all likelihood not be here in 40 years but as long as I am around the dapper gentlemanly style will be, too.

  20. Horizon

    August 4, 2018 at 4:12 am

    timeless and cool!

  21. Aimee

    September 8, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    Amen! Thanks for this. Chicness and elegance has value. Perfect example of the value of the people and culture before us. We are not the smartest, we are just being handed down the move valuable knowledge and culture that’s before us. Better make good use of it and not lose it all. He looks so good. There is so much courage and wisdom in aging with grace.

  22. Hacker

    October 8, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    Hope I can look this cool in my life time. He looks super stylist

    Hacker Wedding Photography

  23. Preeti

    March 23, 2019 at 7:34 am

    Really, This old man looking perfect in this suit and no one compares it with anything else. I surprised to see him in so decent and formal look.

    Thanks for sharing!

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