Thursday, April 14, 2011

On the Street…..Hudson St., New York


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  1. CAYA

    April 14, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Puts a smile on my face. Like the knit.

  2. Heather Truelove

    April 14, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    What a wonderful expression! His best accessory.

  3. Anonymous

    April 14, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    what a boss

  4. A

    April 14, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Cute little detail on his hat!

  5. CW

    April 14, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Hi Sart – you mentioned you'll be in philly sometime soon…. What's the best date/day/time/place to run into you? :D Thanks!

  6. ali

    April 14, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    um hi. you are adorable

  7. An Invitation

    April 14, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    He looks like the type of guy I would love to have coffee with :)

  8. Marina :)

    April 14, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    He put the smile on my face :)

  9. Fashion Agony

    April 14, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Such a great shot!


  10. Anonymous

    April 14, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Very nice and funny!

  11. Vanessa

    April 14, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    So handsome and casual – effortless and ageless!

  12. Great textures and layers! He's absolutely adorable.

  13. Naftali Stern

    April 14, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Wow! that has to be one of my fav of your pics this year!


  14. Collections

    April 14, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Love it. The hat is awesome.

    Collections & Shopbop GIVEAWAY

  15. The DC Adventurer

    April 14, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Such cool layers. And cool, sweet demeanor =]
    Love the pop of color in the scarf.

  16. Anonymous

    April 14, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    it's endearing to see an older guy do a peace sign to the sartorialist.

  17. Laura Eire

    April 14, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    He is the happiest looking fella i've seen in a while. Lovely.

  18. Natalie Toelupe

    April 14, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Anxiously waiting for the Sartorialist to show something Curvy! Would love, love, love it!!!!!

  19. Lila

    April 14, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    This is the man from the picture 'Not giving up'!!! He has a sartorial charisma.

  20. Anonymous

    April 14, 2011 at 5:08 pm



    April 14, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    great photo!!

  22. Ashley

    April 14, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    This picture says so much…undeniably charming, great shot!


  23. Anonymous

    April 14, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Great job, as usual !

    xoxo from a style lover in Brussels


  24. My name is Sam Kigar

    April 14, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    doug, the man has taste enough to define a brand

  25. jackie

    April 14, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    makes me smile!
    i love his smile and charm and all his accessories! looks like an authentic hippie

  26. Fi ♄

    April 14, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    So Cute:)

  27. NextCenturySean

    April 14, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Brightened my day…great pic. Proves that true style – the essence of style – is expressing your self and your individuality.

  28. Kathleen

    April 14, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    Peace, man!

  29. Anonymous

    April 14, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Peace demonstration 1970 and the long arm of the law is about to put our hero in the paddy wagon.

  30. you can call me mary...

    April 14, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    I bet if he walked by you, he'd smell of a musky cologne intermingled with cigars *comforting*. I adore old man style.

  31. Laurie

    April 14, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Why don't I ever see cool cats like this on Hudson St?

    much love

  32. Kira Lilly

    April 14, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    this man is so cute!

  33. Davidikus

    April 14, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Hobo chic? It makes me think of Favela Chich in Paris (& London). Nice to see that there is no discrimination based on age here!

  34. Anonymous

    April 14, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    what a stylish guy!its the little details…the sleeves turned up ,the white t shirt cuff,scarf..
    what a really great colour palette.. i want to decorate a room with these colours and textures!!!


    April 14, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Nice knit and a lovely smile!



  36. Natalya's Closet

    April 14, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    So warm and friendly! I love it! XOXO,

  37. Evan

    April 14, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    Dude is the old creative director at RRL, or ralphys muse or something right? anyone got a name?

  38. caribbelle

    April 14, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Cool capture. I like that's he's interacting more than the usual small smile!

  39. KatjaB

    April 14, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    I love it

  40. Anonymous

    April 14, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Hey, Doug, can't wait to see you at Brimfield.

  41. Annette

    April 14, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Look how jolly! His smile is contagious.

  42. Christina

    April 14, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    I'm fucking LOVING your posts lately – salt of the earth types with real personal style. Maybe it's just because the same people tend to pop up everywhere, but fashion month is frankly the most boring time for this blog.

  43. sarah

    April 14, 2011 at 8:03 pm


  44. Amy

    April 14, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Wow, so much personality in this picture. He looks like such a great character.

  45. Anonymous

    April 14, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Fantastic. What a great shot! I must say I am in love with his outfit and want to see the bag he's wearing.

  46. what son?

    April 14, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    cardigan xD

  47. Gabrielle

    April 14, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    ahh.. so cute! He makes me want to smile :)

  48. William

    April 14, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    this is the reason i love this blog. Keep it up Sart!

  49. Anonymous

    April 14, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Cue the Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.

    Love the spirit he embodies.

  50. Suzy Wu

    April 14, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Grandpa wardrobe at its best!!

  51. Wayde

    April 14, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Hey, I think I know this guy. Doesn't he work for Ralph Lauren? Love the "rags and riches" look!

  52. Dmetri

    April 14, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Cardigan, scarf, hat: want.

  53. Anonymous

    April 14, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Doug is the coolest man ever. Iconic…

  54. Anonymous

    April 14, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    style hero? oh yes.

  55. estela.pereira

    April 14, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    This man put a big smile on my face:) If Santa Claus were real and were on vacation in NY this man would be him, in his "off work" clothes, his stylish and lovely hat and his beautiful blue scarf. Wonder who is the guy behind him with the hand on his shoulder and the woman holding his left arm (it looks like a womanÂŽs thumb)… Loved his smile!!

  56. indigo warrior

    April 14, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    You know there's nothing more wonderful than a gorgeous man in nice sweater (or two). My kind of guy. I really appreciate that there are buttons in this photograph too. And the pin on his hat. A watch! He has it all – including the best fashion accessory – a fabulous smile.

  57. Tom

    April 14, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    His look is absolutely timeless… a 21st century Walt Whitman.

  58. kelly frances

    April 14, 2011 at 10:26 pm

  59. Anonymous

    April 14, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Love him! (Big smile…)

  60. Dawn

    April 14, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    omg.. what a cute grandpa.. i loveee this shot!!
    look at his cardigan and scarf- beautiful

  61. Angela

    April 14, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Delightful. Always happy when members of "my generation" show that style is ageless!

  62. Kostbarste

    April 14, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    this is the kind of person that i would like to grab a cp of coffee with :)

  63. Katie

    April 14, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Awesome picture! He looks so happy :)

  64. Chez Carolinette

    April 14, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    He's right! It's all about peace!


    April 14, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    That's the guy who finds all the vintage objects for Ralph Lauren's stores right Sart?

  66. Maryanne

    April 14, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    the woodstock generation…who rocked the world with their messages of peace & love.

  67. Gina A.

    April 14, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    charming photo! I believe this man works for Ralph Lauren :)

    xx Gina

  68. Andrea

    April 14, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    There is so much character to this man. I could stare at this picture for hours thinking of the events he's lived through.

  69. SOFIA

    April 15, 2011 at 12:07 am


  70. Kristijonas

    April 15, 2011 at 12:44 am

    This man is just so full of life – I love his expression.

    But that bag he has around his torso… I can only see the strap of course, but I just know that it's absolutely chic. I'd love to have one.

  71. Anonymous

    April 15, 2011 at 1:38 am

    pictures like this one is why I enjoy visiting your blog :)

  72. o s o p o l a r

    April 15, 2011 at 1:39 am

    so more people are needed in the world.

  73. f o r a g e r

    April 15, 2011 at 1:41 am

    I love this man!


  74. MPT

    April 15, 2011 at 2:36 am

    Long live RL!

  75. Anonymous

    April 15, 2011 at 2:47 am

    great photo!
    he just oozes effervescence and the details throught his outfit are fabulous!

    keep pushing the envelope – this photo really made my day!

  76. Anonymous

    April 15, 2011 at 3:03 am

    A peaceful heart is always a great base to build a style upon.

    (And a nifty little pin on a hat can be the frosting on the cake.)

  77. Mila

    April 15, 2011 at 4:04 am

  78. Anonymous

    April 15, 2011 at 4:52 am


  79. Anonymous

    April 15, 2011 at 5:39 am

    A creative man.

    He makes me happy.

  80. Sarah

    April 15, 2011 at 6:06 am

    His style is amazing, and he seems like such a happy chappy! This photo definitely put a smile on my face.

  81. Pipoca mais pobre

    April 15, 2011 at 6:18 am

    really cool! Nice style ;)

    visit my blog ;)


  82. Anonymous

    April 15, 2011 at 6:22 am

  83. Anonymous

    April 15, 2011 at 6:30 am

    Wonderful man :)))

  84. [email protected]

    April 15, 2011 at 7:06 am

    Santa's a hippie! Who knew? Peace sign, my foot. Ok, I like the sweater, it's nice, thick, warm looking. NYC weather may be about the same as Chicago's right now.

  85. Liv

    April 15, 2011 at 7:13 am

    seems like a relaxed and nice person

  86. Anonymous

    April 15, 2011 at 7:27 am

    This photo makes me ridiculously happy.

  87. Catherine like Deneuve

    April 15, 2011 at 7:30 am

    It's the reincarnation of Ernest Hemingway!

  88. Patricia África Iglesias

    April 15, 2011 at 7:31 am

    Bizarre outfit…But tender and warm smile!!!

  89. Anonymous

    April 15, 2011 at 7:33 am

    love how he's not posing a fashion pose but a genuine real person's smile and candor

  90. Key

    April 15, 2011 at 8:19 am

    Personal style is a wonderful thing – wherever you find it. And the anonymous poster who thinks it's "endearing for an older guy to do a peace sign" should realize that it was this guy's generation who started it.

  91. sanmiguelense

    April 15, 2011 at 8:35 am

    He is my soulmate!

  92. Anonymous

    April 15, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Papa Hemingway is back!

  93. Vasilieva

    April 15, 2011 at 8:42 am

  94. Red shoesNo knickers

    April 15, 2011 at 9:02 am

    I love all his layers. He looks fab!

  95. Micah

    April 15, 2011 at 9:25 am

    His name is actually Doug :)

    He's in charge of the vintage line at Ralph Lauren. As you can see…with good reason.

  96. Anonymous

    April 15, 2011 at 9:26 am

    Thank you "Key" for clarifying the origin of the peace sign. Nice to see someone using their hands for something other than a cell phone.

  97. graes

    April 15, 2011 at 9:40 am

    oh my! he looks like my dad :-)

  98. Noumia's papers

    April 15, 2011 at 9:47 am

  99. rileyinfrance

    April 15, 2011 at 9:54 am

    I think this might be my favorite photo on here to date.

  100. eri

    April 15, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Aha! What a lovely gentleman! :)

  101. zinghilove

    April 15, 2011 at 10:18 am

    that guy was on sartorialist a long time ago.. he is travelling the world for Ralph Lauren, in order to find pieces to decorate the stores.
    great guy.

  102. theartofbeingfashionable

    April 15, 2011 at 11:52 am

    I've been finding such inspiration in the older men's wardrobes I've been seeing.. great layering choices here.

  103. Walking around with a scapel

    April 15, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    always love how you always manage to capture harmonious combination of seemingly wrong items. Ace

  104. Malo

    April 15, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Classic… Check his pockets for pot. That is the smile of a man who just scored some. LOL!



  105. Mike Diaz

    April 15, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Doug always looks great! Can't wait to see more of him.

  106. Jane Applegate for MHS 1971 reunion

    April 15, 2011 at 1:35 pm

  107. JoannaHelena

    April 15, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    awwh, cute! :)

  108. Anonymous

    April 15, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    What is happening to Robert …? Sunny Side

  109. Adrian

    April 15, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    he is always well dressed …love his style!

  110. Scout Bibelot

    April 15, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Wow. He's got it.

  111. Anonymous

    April 15, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    I love your photos and I love this dude. Seeing his belly made me think about your controversial post featuring the lady with chunky heels to complement her "curvy" (or "normal," or "not a stick…" take your pick) figure. I'd like to point out an inconsistency: when you post pictures of more portly men, like this one, the subjects are simply men, sans commentary. But non-stick-thin women aren't just women, they're "curvy" women. There are totally stylish, curvylicious women out there, and I'd like to see them featured in a post without any disclaimer or framing language. You're in a position to help make the new normal!

  112. liza

    April 15, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    I love it, this gave me a good happiness-injection. I want to meet him.


  113. junker

    April 15, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    He looks like he would have a lot of good stories to tell! Great photo…love his look!

  114. Anonymous

    April 15, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    i would love to converse with this fellow. also love the blue scarf as an accent piece.

  115. Izzen

    April 15, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    This man makes me happy.

  116. Debbie McAfee

    April 15, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    this man is amazing….love in all it's forms.

  117. KC

    April 16, 2011 at 12:59 am

    how cute of this man to pose like that.

  118. CoudreMODE

    April 16, 2011 at 7:08 am

    Papa Hemingway!

  119. Astghik Gucci

    April 16, 2011 at 9:28 am

    Cute !

  120. Anna

    April 16, 2011 at 11:14 am

  121. thecroft

    April 16, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Loving this! Like me in 20 years time!

  122. D♄R

    April 16, 2011 at 5:22 pm

  123. Isabel

    April 16, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    thirds times a charm!

  124. midori o

    April 16, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    He is the man behind of RL, love him ;o

  125. Anonymous

    April 16, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    To the woman who called him "portly," Doug's actually quite thin but wears over sized clothes to mask that; not that there would be anything wrong with that.

  126. vognyana

    April 17, 2011 at 3:08 am

    Great guy! Thanks for your blog very much, for that big inspiration place. Russia loves you and wishes long-long life with happy amazing events!

  127. Elizabeth Fay

    April 17, 2011 at 7:06 am

    What a dear old gentleman. He looks so comfortable and so effortless in his attire.

  128. Anonymous

    April 17, 2011 at 10:41 am

    Wow xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  129. elisa

    April 17, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    I want his cardigan. I'd wear it with a super short white cotton dress.

    Elisa @

  130. Liz S

    April 17, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Man–I love this guy! He would be so great to talk to. And his clothes, his smile, his hands and the facial hair is so just right.
    But I also like the bucket bag to the fore left of the photo.

  131. Diana

    April 18, 2011 at 4:00 am

    Hey, this is the Ralph Lauren-Man, I once mixed up with Robert Rabensteiner in one of my (older) comment. It felt so humilating, but actually it was RobertÂŽs fault ;-), because he is a cameleon.

    This guy is almost as great as Robert (stylish). My second fav. on your blog after him.

  132. Stella

    April 18, 2011 at 7:10 am

    You made me think of Santa Claus XD
    He seems so happy… in a day I'm feeling so grey and seeking red this smiling slightly red face gives me hope. Great job capturing his personality, as always

  133. BlingDuckFashion

    April 18, 2011 at 7:11 am

    head over heels in love with knit!!!

  134. Jenn

    April 18, 2011 at 7:30 am

    This was a perfect image to see on a Monday morning….totally made me smile :-).

  135. lushgazine

    April 18, 2011 at 8:12 am

    very cheering photo… and love the color combination =)

  136. Mertxe HernĂ ndez

    April 18, 2011 at 9:32 am

    It's so funny! Great picture! I love it.  

  137. Jeanine

    April 18, 2011 at 10:00 am

    This photo made my day! AWSOME, he's the man.

  138. Ra

    April 18, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    What a warm and inviting looking man. He makes me wanna peel each fine layer of clothing off to see who he what kind of book he is.

  139. Anthony

    April 18, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Love the RRL Guernsey knit cardigan! Such an iconic piece worn to a T.

  140. grizzlesnort

    April 18, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    I liked him better when I didn't know he worked for RL. At least he's not the same fashionista that shows up on everyone's blog. Great look for anyone of any age.

  141. Dutch Girl

    April 18, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    So great and such wonderful play in a chromatic color scheme!

  142. Anonymous

    April 19, 2011 at 12:47 am

    He's the real deal. Had the pleaure of a train ride with Doug and a chat . He's always smiling because he loves what he does!

  143. Marie

    April 19, 2011 at 9:51 am

    just love this picture!

  144. Anonymous

    April 19, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Peace back 'atcha! beautiful.

  145. yuyu holickova

    April 20, 2011 at 9:25 am

    HEMINGWAY stil alive!

  146. Bianca.M

    April 21, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    wait… isn't this Smee from the movie Hook?

    Great emotion, love the layering!

  147. Victoria Regia

    April 21, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Gorgeous and very stylish, but he needs to lose that yellowing mustache around his upper lip. It looks stained by coffee and cigarettes and it's just gross.

  148. Anonymous

    April 22, 2011 at 9:28 am

    This is such an awesome photo. I love it!!

  149. Kat

    April 24, 2011 at 7:20 am

    This made me smile :)

  150. Anonymous

    April 24, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    He loves life, obviously. Great shot!

    ~ivy m.

  151. Richard Chalmers

    April 25, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    I want to have him over for dinner and a bottle of wine and listen to the story of his life.

  152. Changwoo

    April 26, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    i can feel a beam of warmth full of positiveness in his gesture.
    just makes me gape. brilliant

  153. Anonymous

    April 27, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Santa Claus?

  154. Anonymous

    May 1, 2011 at 11:45 am

  155. Taylor

    May 3, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    doug benson. creative director of RL. always lookin fresh. so much inspiration! cheers from the hudson valley!

  156. gemma gambee

    May 4, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    Doug!! One of the best guys in fashion!!

  157. Shalini

    May 10, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Doug Bihlmaier is my favorite.

  158. Nadsal

    October 9, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    love the cap detail and the beard. one happy looking fella

  159. sign makers sheffield

    June 13, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Symbol of victory!

  160. Oliver

    September 27, 2018 at 4:37 am

    So nice warm and inviting looking man. He makes me wanna peel each fine layer of clothing off to see who he what kind of book he is.

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