Friday, March 6, 2009

On the Street……Rue de Rivoli, Paris


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  1. Henrik Svensson

    March 6, 2009 at 8:58 am

    Beautiful picture. And what a great model


  2. Anonymous

    March 6, 2009 at 9:06 am


  3. modediktat

    March 6, 2009 at 9:10 am

    Corduroy jackets are wonderful. He’s looking great! French way of living at its best. I want to go to Paris….

  4. Aaron

    March 6, 2009 at 9:12 am

    Nice ensemble.

  5. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    March 6, 2009 at 9:17 am

    I dont believe I had ever seen jacket pockets like his, perhaps this is a hunting jacket? If anyone can enlighten me, I will appreciate it. He reminds me of the guy that does the vintage research for RL, who has been on your page before? I like the play with the textures of the corduroy vs. the red scarf. Jorge from WPB

  6. Lucy - The Fashion Setter

    March 6, 2009 at 9:53 am

    This is just fantastic

  7. Jeff

    March 6, 2009 at 9:55 am

    Boudo Saved From Drowning, anyone?

  8. Anonymous

    March 6, 2009 at 10:06 am

    Claude Monet?
    I love it!

  9. Anonymous

    March 6, 2009 at 10:11 am

    judge Roy Bean as portrayed by Dub Taylor.

  10. le la Moda

    March 6, 2009 at 10:11 am

    Ah the life outside of little old New York city is just wonderful, someone help me escape to Paris please! x
    le la

  11. lucille

    March 6, 2009 at 11:01 am

    Magnifique ( j’aime beaucoup )
    I love the satorialist !
    And I love your idea !

  12. Zach

    March 6, 2009 at 11:09 am

    Love the jacket!

  13. Anonymous

    March 6, 2009 at 11:11 am

    yesssss this guy is so sick he can not only redeem cargo pants but make them look cool. be advised though, if you aren’t as awesome as him, don’t try at home

  14. cordoba

    March 6, 2009 at 11:20 am

    cool chap:) @jorge: the jacket style is called maremmana, it origins from tuscany/italy. Capalbio makes these for example…

  15. Anonymous

    March 6, 2009 at 11:29 am

    How funny that you two were outed by le Libe…adorable. I’ve been a fan of both for a long time!

  16. The Comet

    March 6, 2009 at 11:32 am

    This man is my destiny! Such a glorious pimp factor..

  17. indigo warrior

    March 6, 2009 at 11:42 am

    Wow. Walt Whitman is alive and well in Paris. Handsome as all get out. I hope Mr. Cutey Pants ages this well.

  18. joanna

    March 6, 2009 at 11:48 am

    what a nice picture

  19. Mitch

    March 6, 2009 at 11:58 am

    Great earthy tones that compliment his age.

  20. LettertoJane

    March 6, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    This is timeless

  21. Lindalov

    March 6, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    … Hemingway! :-D kisses, LL

  22. M A Z P E

    March 6, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    iconic picture and character

  23. Anonymous

    March 6, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    what a great picture. this man probably doesn’t even consider himself to be a stylish person… i’m sure in the morning he just throws on whatever he feels like wearing. that’s what makes it so perfect tho… being stylish and not even realizing it

  24. Thomas

    March 6, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Beautifully aged…

  25. bigdeal

    March 6, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    Love this picture. The way the outfit mixes perfectly with the buildings and sky – and the look he’s giving. Wow!

  26. Anonymous

    March 6, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    It’s so difficult to find the right context for cargo pants nowadays.

  27. UES boy

    March 6, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    This guy’s been there and done that….whatever it is you can think of.

  28. Mad Hatter

    March 6, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    great photo, love his look.

  29. Paula Maack

    March 6, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Isn’t that John Talbot? Seriously. Is it? Because it sure looks like him.


    ~ Paula

  30. CW

    March 6, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    This man looks like some old pictures of old artists. One commenter wrote “Monet?” I think more like Pissarro.

  31. milostyle

    March 6, 2009 at 5:16 pm




  32. Good-Grace

    March 6, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    Handsome gentleman.

  33. Anthea

    March 6, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Wow ! He looks so stylish. Do you ever stop and chat with some of the people you take photos of? I would love to know his story! Check out my photos from Osaka if you have a chance!

  34. HEK

    March 6, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    So authentic. Great picture:)

  35. leilanigl

    March 6, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    oh, he is wonderful. He looks a little like my boss, Lee the old-school cowboy, but without the horse.

  36. travelbug

    March 6, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    The Old Man and the Seine.

  37. Some Like it Vintage

    March 6, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    A confident and stylish gent. Fabulous photo!

  38. Anonymous

    March 6, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    Hemingway lives!

  39. elisabetty

    March 6, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    He makes me so homesick for Paris.

  40. michaeljosephowens

    March 6, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Perfect hat, and fantastic beard.

  41. catherine

    March 7, 2009 at 1:55 am

    relax and the seine!!

  42. Lucky girl

    March 7, 2009 at 3:01 am

    Eyecatching old man.

  43. Anonymous

    March 7, 2009 at 3:21 am

    Looks really like Philippe Noiret in his later days…


    March 7, 2009 at 4:14 am

    He has so much character. And a great jacket. Actually, is it a jacket or coat? Not so keen on the combats, but you can’t have everything

  45. Anonymous

    March 7, 2009 at 11:38 am

    This is on Pont des Arts and not Rue de Rivoli as mentionned in the post.

  46. 33mhz

    March 7, 2009 at 11:53 am

    I sport a corduroy jacket on a regular basis that is this same color, but the cut of the pockets isn’t nearly as cool or as utilitarian. I’m very interested in these maremmana jackets now.

  47. Anonymous

    March 7, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    I would like to point out that Monsieur appears to be wearing cargo pants.

  48. Bratique Helene

    March 7, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    DUDE, you found my dad!! I didn’t know he went to Paris.

  49. cappuccinogirl

    March 7, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    it’s portraits like this that keep me coming back to your website at least once a week.

    What a fantastic looking gentleman.

  50. HC

    March 8, 2009 at 12:38 am

    So this is what santa claus is doing in March.

  51. Chrissy

    March 8, 2009 at 12:51 am

    Great photo. Exactly the kind of photo makes this blog unique and worth reading.

  52. Guga

    March 8, 2009 at 8:02 am

    My Grandma has a paintin on the wall… and this man looks exactly like the one on it… gives me chills to look at him…his clothin is average…but i love the attitude…go granpa

  53. hc

    March 8, 2009 at 11:31 am


  54. Marina

    March 8, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Incredible. He looks like someone out of a Kerouac novel or something. Beautiful photograph!

  55. Anonymous

    March 8, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    How wonderful! Age has taught him who he is! I love this! Thank you.

  56. The Catapult Kid

    March 8, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Isn’t it really the look he’s giving and the cigar in his mouth that make this outfit outstanding?

  57. C.L.B

    March 9, 2009 at 4:10 am

    Very Ernest Hemingway! Great nonchalant pose and well worn in jacket. The cigar makes it.

  58. Olivia

    March 9, 2009 at 5:04 am

    This man is the bartender of a really old Parisian brasserie at Chatelet. He’s been there forever.

  59. Anonymous

    March 9, 2009 at 9:24 am

    Yes I find this man very appealing and his look is attractive w/out pretention. I hope he has NOTHING to do w/ RL! please!, could we have some relief already?!

  60. Anonymous

    March 9, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    beautiful colors. interesting man.

  61. Reginald

    March 10, 2009 at 11:26 am

    I would like to have his hat!
    looks very nice..

  62. Anonymous

    March 10, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    When a cigar becomes a fashion item!

  63. Anonymous

    March 10, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    Its Wanny di Philippo of course – the designer of cult florentine leather brand Il Bisonte! He’s a living, breathing fashion moment! J.

  64. Anonymous

    March 10, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Wanny – as charming as he is stylish and handsome!JD

  65. Luana

    March 10, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    This picture is great, the colors…I loved it!

  66. sofiatome

    March 11, 2009 at 1:38 am

    he looks so nice!!

  67. seanjonesfoto

    March 11, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    love the look… great light in the photo.

  68. Gaurav

    March 12, 2009 at 1:25 am

    great character but im not impressed with the cargo pockets !

  69. Sophie

    March 12, 2009 at 8:07 am

    His name is Wanni di Fillipo – he runs the Florentine leather goods company il Bisonte. He is a champion alright, don’t you worry yourselves about that. He was in Paris for the Miepel I’ll bet.

  70. Anonymous

    March 12, 2009 at 9:50 am

    perfect style….not a fan of the cargo pants but this is one exception

    thank you

  71. Anonymous

    March 12, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Reminds me of a Norman Rockwell painting.

  72. Kat

    March 13, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    He looks like Ernest Hemmingway.

  73. lee

    March 15, 2009 at 3:57 am

    so nice!!!! I love it ♥

  74. Fred

    December 19, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Great photo and choice of subject! Nice you included the “de” in rue de Rivoli, as you seldom do, Scott. I’m surprised Garance doesn’t comment on it. The location isn’t a “rue” at all, though, but a bridge over the Seine, perhaps Pont des Arts?

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