Sunday, January 31, 2010

On the Street….Man-shawl p.1, Milano


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  1. TK

    February 8, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Love the hat and the scarf!

  2. Mother of Style

    February 8, 2010 at 9:50 am

    Hmmmm, I like the plaid and the man shawl, but maybe a different hat? He looks rather "Swiss Fmily Robinson"

  3. Anonymous

    February 8, 2010 at 9:51 am

    beautiful smile, so genuine. Love his eyes. His man shawl is very chic.

  4. Rolita

    February 8, 2010 at 9:52 am

    I love the expression on the man's face!!! Looooove it!

    And the jacket, love it too!

  5. Emilie

    February 8, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Great shot!

  6. le lapin amoureux

    February 8, 2010 at 9:57 am

    his face radiates such warmness… far warmer than the shawl

  7. Jo

    February 8, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Oh, that's fab. And also the Lord of the Rings type hat. Nice!

  8. Soren Lorensen

    February 8, 2010 at 10:08 am

    a quiet graceful confidence

    the colours perfectly combined

  9. Anton Seim

    February 8, 2010 at 10:09 am

    When you have a great salt and pepper beard, you can happily wear a man shawl and still look masculine.

  10. Anne-Marie

    February 8, 2010 at 10:11 am

    I would like to hear this Mans story.

  11. Barbara

    February 8, 2010 at 10:12 am

    What a gorgeous man. Beautiful smile and the colours just light him up. He pulls the whole thing off perfectly – I can't think of many men who'd look this good with a shawl. Great photograph!

  12. Anonymous

    February 8, 2010 at 10:14 am

    I really like the expression on his face and the coloring all around- great shot Scott!

  13. Cheryl

    February 8, 2010 at 10:17 am

    He is so handsome! I'm sure he could wear a potato sack and look good but this look is fabulous. He looks like someone you want to cuddle up with and stay warm! :)

  14. Anonymous

    February 8, 2010 at 10:20 am

    This is a man truly comfortable in his own skin, and thus, a magnificent specimen of manliness.

  15. Joice Preira

    February 8, 2010 at 10:21 am

    Mi piace tantissimo!

  16. Cosima

    February 8, 2010 at 10:23 am

    It's in his smile!

  17. jolie jamie

    February 8, 2010 at 10:25 am

    Such a nice photo!

  18. claudoe

    February 8, 2010 at 10:32 am

    This is charme!

  19. Peter

    February 8, 2010 at 10:34 am

    I love that man shawl!

    He looks great.



    February 8, 2010 at 10:35 am

    LOVE IT.


  21. Carole

    February 8, 2010 at 10:40 am

    love it. but obviously the man has found his style. not everybody could wear the combo hat-shawl-plaid jacket.

  22. Alice

    February 8, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Great hat! I have a similar blazer, only in green!

    It is my statement "boyfriend" blazer:)

  23. Miss Therry

    February 8, 2010 at 10:41 am

    Oh the shawl! and the lovely lovely smile

  24. Dandy Fantastic

    February 8, 2010 at 10:42 am

    Gorgeous jacket! I'm practically green with envy.

  25. jacqueline_jones

    February 8, 2010 at 10:44 am

    such a genuine face – wonderful to see it captured in an image!

  26. beths

    February 8, 2010 at 10:49 am

    Only thing I like about the hat is his face beaming out from under it. And that's definitely worth a photo for a Monday–good vibes for the week. Love the jacket, but not the man-shawl.

  27. Jacqueline

    February 8, 2010 at 10:50 am

    He looks like such a great person with a genuine smile. You could definitely trust him. I love the way he has his shawl around him and how it matches with the beautiful colors in his coat. xo

  28. emdot

    February 8, 2010 at 10:51 am

    His smile (I think his entire face is smiling) just made my day.

  29. Anonymous

    February 8, 2010 at 10:51 am

    Shawl over suit coat= brilliant

  30. Anonymous

    February 8, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Happy! Handsome! Love this Photo!

  31. Bubu

    February 8, 2010 at 10:55 am

    Super interesting!!!

  32. AnAzevedo

    February 8, 2010 at 10:56 am


  33. Lemon for breakfast

    February 8, 2010 at 10:56 am

    He looks such a kind and happy man!!

  34. AnAzevedo

    February 8, 2010 at 10:57 am

    Very nice!

  35. what dia like

    February 8, 2010 at 11:01 am

  36. Bell

    February 8, 2010 at 11:10 am

    It is hardly a pauper. is very handsome and elegant.

  37. Jessica

    February 8, 2010 at 11:14 am

    This is one of my favourite shots – maybe my favourite. I'll bet he's some kid's nonno, and he delights in being a terrific grandfather. His face is perfectly weathered. I would love to know what shoes he's wearing!

  38. laura la` rose

    February 8, 2010 at 11:15 am

    This man seems to have such a happy spirit! And he's really handsome too. Agree with that one.
    I also love the shawl he's wearing and the wonderful combination of colors. It gives you a warm feeling.

    Perfect smile!


    February 8, 2010 at 11:22 am

    The good old sartorialis.. And I love his hat

  40. Christina

    February 8, 2010 at 11:25 am

    Hey, I'd date him.

  41. Filmgurl

    February 8, 2010 at 11:26 am

    i think he should be my new boyfriend, but alas, i'm in los angeles

  42. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    February 8, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Word of caution: While I love the look, this gentleman is obviously in the rag trade at some point, which is evident by the brilliant color match between his jacket and the scarf/shawl. The cut of the jacket is superb, and so is the hat. I doubt there are many of us that are so fastidious or knowledgeable about our clothes, that might be able to pull this off. I love it on him! Jorge from WPB

  43. Anonymous

    February 8, 2010 at 11:31 am

    oooh la la. love his happy, flappy style! he's beautiful!

  44. O Ray

    February 8, 2010 at 11:33 am

    How wonderful. I have only seen one other gentleman mastering the man shawl; Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes.

  45. Anonymous

    February 8, 2010 at 11:33 am

    must be cold. great style is the optimal matching of form & function. like this. and the coats on some of the older women you've recently photographed. mature enough not to suffer the cold for fashion, but carrying the look (big coat, puffy jacket) with grace and elan.

  46. Fashionstyle

    February 8, 2010 at 11:39 am

    Such beautiful color !!

  47. john benjamin pritchett

    February 8, 2010 at 11:39 am

    Love the focus on hats-much like the shot from Barcelona a few days back! Always looking for a great jacket and this is it!

  48. neha

    February 8, 2010 at 11:39 am

    this is so nice, men in India wear shawls a lot, so this kind of reminds me of my grandpa :)

  49. Bright Light Warrior Nika

    February 8, 2010 at 11:50 am

    i want to snuggle with him!

  50. stpehaniepress

    February 8, 2010 at 11:52 am

    Not into the accessories, but he is handsome. What an expression and a connection there – great photo!

  51. Ben

    February 8, 2010 at 11:54 am

    what makes Rabensteiner such an amazing dresser is how he always manages to wear his remarkable ensembles with such lightness. Dressing up often stiffens a person, but as his clothes are truly an extension of his personality, they flow from the same relaxed, confident place. A total inspiration.

  52. Paul

    February 8, 2010 at 11:57 am

    the shawl doesn't seem half as bold to me as the hat does because it works so naturally with the jacket. the hat is out there but i really like it, the smile really brings the whole look together. it's hard not to like someone with a genuine smile.

  53. Sabrina

    February 8, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    great earthly tones

  54. kirstyb

    February 8, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    i want his hat x

  55. Edgar C

    February 8, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    i'm going to do this.

  56. Antonio Barros

    February 8, 2010 at 12:26 pm

  57. Jeffrey

    February 8, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Perfect… the hat, the beard, the shawl! He looks like an author!

    DOES ANYONE KNEW WHERE TO FIND HIS FELT FISHERMAN HAT, like the one's shown in Burberry's Sp 09 Collection. They never sold them!!

  58. smile

    February 8, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    So very masculine, so super sexy!!! To me this man is a great erotic turn on. He is so comfortably self-assured and so comfortably unconventional that I can only dream about what would happen when wrapped up in warm blanket on a cold February night with this man. Thank you, excellent portraiture!!!!

  59. Anonymous

    February 8, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    I´m in love with this eyes . Who is this man ? I like him . Where does he live ? How is his name ? I really like him . I really like his smile . Who is this man ?

  60. Anonymous

    February 8, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    It's not the clothes – it's the smile

  61. Anonymous

    February 8, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    What I like is how the orange/pink colour of the jacket matches the warm colour in his face.

  62. Anonymous

    February 8, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Today´s smart pilgrim


    February 8, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    What a chic outfit (love a man that can carry off a scarf/shawl) and he's wearing the best accessory of all: that smile!


  64. Anonymous

    February 8, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    This is HAPPINESS . My favourite picture .

  65. Summer

    February 8, 2010 at 12:58 pm

  66. Anonymous

    February 8, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    He's not quite any man on the street. He's Stylist Robert Rabensteiner.

  67. Nancy

    February 8, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Terrific! Great character!

  68. Christina

    February 8, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    I have a crush on this man! My husband owns a jacket like his and it's great. The scarf looks fab, and the hat is a fun touch.

  69. Lisa Petrarca

    February 8, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    When I read the title "Man Shawl" on my blogroll…I thought, "Oh NO…this will never work!"

    But when I saw the picture…"He's definitely workin' it!!

    I don't like the hat though.

  70. Yvonne

    February 8, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Lovely man – what a smile!

  71. catherine m

    February 8, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    tell us more about the smiling man with kind eyes and fashion style

  72. Lou

    February 8, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    You are the best smile-generator on the Internet, whether with men or with women.

  73. Happenstance

    February 8, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    I love his style and energy. I bet he orders the best drinks and tells the best stories.

  74. SarahO

    February 8, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    I've seen a hat like this before and I'm willing to be that it was once a very expensive hat – an old boyfriend of mine did that to a beautiful fedora – took the band off and hobo-ed it – much to my father's dismay (he had given it to him!)

  75. who is the eternal worrier?

    February 8, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Wow, he looks so warm and friendly!

  76. .

    February 8, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    where on earth did they dig up this charming old man?

  77. Anonymous

    February 8, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    'man-shawl' sure sounds (and looks) better than 'man-brawl'.

    you hear me, men?!

    don't brawl! wear a shawl!

  78. Anonymous

    February 8, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Great face, amazing teeth, warm jacket and smile. The hat? Not my favorite, but then again, I'm fussy about hats.

  79. Orlando personal injury lawyer

    February 8, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    He has such happy eyes.

  80. Klever Girl

    February 8, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    he is that one relative you ARE looking forward to seeing on holiday~

  81. Leila

    February 8, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Lovely look but nothing new, in Pakistan, especially in the cold months all men of "a certain age" wrap up in shawls over their clothes to keep out the cold. Nice to see this trend, and turbans for ladies making it Westwards though! x

  82. NiftyThriftyBeth

    February 8, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    this man is adorable

  83. Hayley

    February 8, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    that jacket…<3

  84. CW

    February 8, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    The hat may be beyond re-blocking. It makes him look homeless, even though the jacket says otherwise.

  85. Miss Jane

    February 8, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Mr Sart. Nice to see a "manly" man with a shawl! Great hat too. But it his smile that stands out above all else. And I love the colours in his beard. xxx

  86. nualan

    February 8, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    oh! i love it!!

  87. Prutha

    February 8, 2010 at 4:48 pm

  88. Sylwia

    February 8, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    I love him! I love the shawl, I love him in the shawl! :)

  89. Terry Corbett

    February 8, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Great color combinations. This gentleman really knows what works for him.

    Check us out at:

  90. corvedacosta

    February 8, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    love the styling

  91. Magnie

    February 8, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    Just found this blog and love the great sartorial styles! Smart and confident grandfather with that warm and happy smile, and a hat I want to wear for my grandsons too :)

  92. Sophitia.Kaze

    February 8, 2010 at 5:24 pm


  93. olafgermany

    February 8, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    Robert Rabensteiner is always nice to see, his style is the matching colors. And if you are a man with a beard, you can wear a slightly feminine scarf…and look cool manly, thats it. On me i doesn't work.

  94. Anonymous

    February 8, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    that weathered hat was made for his face! beautiful

  95. Anonymous

    February 8, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    that weathered hat was made for his face! beautiful.

  96. The Concrete Commentator

    February 8, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    chic as ever.

  97. edinamonsoon

    February 8, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    I like both looks on these shawlmen. Great colors and textures. The younger gents anchor sweater is divine. The mature gent's jacket looks fab with his fisherman's hat and beard — very sophisticated with a seasoned sexiness.

  98. JV

    February 8, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Looks like Philip K. Dick, the sci-fi writer. But yeah, good look. On him.

  99. Kathleen

    February 8, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Here we go again. How perfect! I love the scarf, I love the tonality of the browns. I love the beard, the hair, the scarf! Perfection. Men are so beautiful, all of them.

  100. Gin

    February 8, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    love his smile and the colors!!! he reminds me of my grandpa a lot :)

    ps. this might sound weird but i think this gent's got really nice teeth for his age.

  101. Lina

    February 8, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    haven't you shot him before? he's so incredibly ________ …(i don't have the word for it – enticing? charming? alluring? nothing seems to fit perfectly)

  102. ADJ

    February 8, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Walt Whitman with an extra ounce of style. Love it!

  103. Anonymous

    February 8, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    OK I love this man!!!!
    SO, SEXY!!!
    I love the beard!!!
    Let's just say he could wear anything and I would say "Very Pleased to meet you"!!!!


  104. 2:20

    February 8, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    I just love how this guy's entire face seems to be saying:

    "Wow. You know how long I've been waiting to be approached by you, Scott?! I can't believe it's finally happening . . . and on the day that I'm wearing one of my favorite outfits too. You've made my day, buddy."

    Looks like a guy who'd say "buddy."
    Looks like a guy who'd make MY day!

  105. Kalee

    February 8, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    I love the hat and scarf together, they look so a part of him. And his blatant happiness in that moment is beautiful.

  106. Persimmon

    February 8, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Ohh I simply love this! What a charming fellow. I'd like to sit down and hear his story – he seems to know tales of enchantment and intrigue! His hat is also my favorite. It adds so much character and without it the outfit would just add to the daily humdrum.

  107. kg

    February 8, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    The hat is just too much… but he does look like fun!

  108. Boo

    February 9, 2010 at 1:17 am

    it totally works! on cold nights, i used to wrap my girlfriend's pashmina shall over my jean jacket whenever i got too lazy to wear my long coats.

  109. Kris Chu

    February 9, 2010 at 1:52 am

  110. FvaD.

    February 9, 2010 at 1:53 am

    LoL, If I dressed like that I'd look like a homeless in rags… this man's confidence and espirit what makes it such a stylish statement.


  111. Anonymous

    February 9, 2010 at 3:02 am


  112. Fiend's Brave Victim

    February 9, 2010 at 3:37 am

    Please don't ever call anything a 'man-' anything.

  113. Anonymous

    February 9, 2010 at 5:58 am

    santa clause on holiday? :)

  114. Sophisticated Misfit

    February 9, 2010 at 6:48 am

    I would love to see the rest of the blazer. Judging by its cut at the front, it is inspired by the jackets men used to wear in the 1920s in a similar vein as the narrower trouser leg and ankle-height hem.


  115. Anonymous

    February 9, 2010 at 7:25 am

    What a dish, and such a beautiful combination of browns and textures.

  116. Joanna Roman

    February 9, 2010 at 7:49 am

    This time is the 3rd time You put the photo of this man on your blog :)
    This man is absolutely very handsome, and has the smile, which can't be missed (oh, such a smile can melt a heart in a second :)… anyway He likes scarfs but most of all he loves head-dressing.

    Oh, I just adore his effortles, very Italian alike attitude: "I am cool as a cat" :))
    I could propose to him just like that :)

  117. Anonymous

    February 9, 2010 at 7:55 am

    i think i may get up and look at this face every morning. he looks so happy and kind and he's great looking! love his style, too. wish i knew this guy.

  118. Anonymous

    February 9, 2010 at 8:53 am

    If he were my husband I would entreat him to get rid of that awful old hat, that beard, and that shawl! Underneath I can just about make out a gorgeous handsome man.

    Beautiful jacket.

  119. Kathleen

    February 9, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Are you kidding? This is my statement for the month.
    Are you kidding? He is fabulous, I'd follow him anywhere. The hat is what makes his outfit. How bold of him to wear such a great hat. And this shawl thing, love it. Love it!

  120. Anonymous

    February 9, 2010 at 10:43 am

    The shawl & hat look wonderful on this man. BUT his best accessories are his kind smile and the warmth in his eyes!

  121. Davidikus

    February 9, 2010 at 11:16 am

    A bit more orange and brown, methink. It's all the rage these days, isn't it?

  122. bravegrrl

    February 9, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    great smile, but her smile and eyes are the best :)


  123. Anonymous

    February 9, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    What an attractive man!

    He looks quite comfortable with himself, his years, his style.

    His smile says it all…

  124. Anonymous

    February 9, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Who is this dapper gentleman?

  125. Devi

    February 9, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    I just visited North India and Kashmir and all the men wear their shawls like that!

  126. dubsound512

    February 10, 2010 at 2:47 am

    brown and orange

  127. the gorgeous

    February 10, 2010 at 5:18 am

    LOVE this man! So handsome and healthy! And also he has that amazing style! GORGEOUS!

  128. spoozyliciouzz

    February 10, 2010 at 5:57 am

    I definitely agree with my foreposters: great smile, great guy. The plaid of his jacket is just fantastic, as is the hat…i'm not so sure about the shawl, but he seems to be comfortable with it.

    Great guy, great shot.

  129. NYCNavygirl

    February 10, 2010 at 6:51 am

    love the photo, makes me want to put on a man-shawl, too … and i'm a woman!

  130. Mestizaje

    February 10, 2010 at 8:29 am

    I love his smile and the look in his eyes ! He looks so kind !

  131. ioba

    February 10, 2010 at 8:58 am

    Really superb! I want a db like that!

  132. Joanne

    February 10, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    love his hat!

  133. Lynn

    February 10, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    Couldn't help but smile – warm fuzzy like.

  134. Jeanne

    February 10, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    I love this photograph! Look at those eyes, that smile, the warmth and richness of the colours in his jacket, the scarf, the hat….right down to the gorgeous box of green behind him. Looks like he is sporting a tan, he has travelled…to where? I imagine a beach in the South Pacific and he was wearing a sarong…walking the beach, enjoying life…this is fun! Great shot :)

  135. Anonymous

    February 10, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Beautiful man

  136. She Wore It Well

    February 10, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Shawls are surprisingly warm, and what a lovely, smiling gentleman.

  137. teresa

    February 10, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Yes Warm and Cozy with Beautiful white teeth…

  138. Di Brito

    February 10, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Scott you have photographed him before, right? I remember him. Those eyes and that smile – delightful, manly, gorgeous, disarming.

    Di from San Francisco

  139. Thomas

    February 10, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    i love how he is wrapping up in a shawl…such a play on feminine and masculine.

  140. Le 21ème

    February 11, 2010 at 12:23 am

    His hat is beyond words! WOW!


  141. austin homes

    February 11, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    I bet he has a wonderful family! His hat looks so comfortable and he smiles with his eyes so naturally.

  142. peg

    February 12, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Such a perfectly inviting man. He could wear anything. The focus is his charisma.

  143. vintage1944

    February 13, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    gorgeous man,clothes and photo

  144. Kristin

    February 14, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    He looks like someone who would live in a really beautiful old cottage in the mountains somewhere and be really well read. I want to have dinner with him!

  145. valerie

    February 14, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    What a beautiful smile!

  146. Anonymous

    February 15, 2010 at 8:54 am

    Mmmmm…great idea,dinnerwith that spectacular man

  147. michelle

    February 15, 2010 at 11:09 am

    look liKe a great italian actor CLAUDIO AMENDOLA!

  148. MegWoo

    February 15, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    jeff bridges esk?

  149. lark

    February 22, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    I mentioned the "man shawl" and people began to laugh at me. I guess I'll have to get one and wear it, then they'll see how cool it is and they will want one too!

  150. Hannah

    March 20, 2010 at 8:23 am

    He's splendid, the type of person who would draw others towards him. I wish he was my grandfather.

  151. Anonymous

    April 6, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Ernst hemingway, Old Man and the Sea.


  152. Nina Bonita

    May 11, 2010 at 10:03 am

    I like this man's smile and the crinkles around his eyes. That hat is so cute on him! He's like a granpa but a groovy one. :)

  153. CJ

    May 12, 2010 at 1:33 am

    Very spunky. What a handsome guy.

  154. mimmo

    April 9, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Very elegant, a touch of class his hat

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