Wednesday, January 27, 2010

On the Street…. So Much to See, Paris

Where to start?
- the “retro” extended shirt collar
- the 3-pc. suit worn without a hint of stuffiness
- the simple brown/grey color story
- the playfulness of purple socks

But the single most important element of this look!

- the masterfully/effortlessly rolled (almost punched) brim of his hat. Really, doesn’t that one element of his look tell you everything you need to know about this gentleman?


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  1. Anonymous

    January 27, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    oooohhhhh, VERY stylish and huge personality!

    [email protected]

  2. Gone Fishing

    January 27, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    wow ! Impressive…

  3. Parker

    January 27, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Love the purple!

  4. Marvman

    January 27, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Love the socks. Are those pants trendy right now?

  5. Gil

    January 27, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    AMAZING!! A true sartorial hero.

  6. Anonymous

    January 27, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Yes.. This is masterfully done. He really thought this out.. Where do you find these guys.. hmm? These gentlemen make me less afraid to age.

  7. MN SL&E

    January 27, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Thatha mdala…!!!

    Gotta love the shirt collar. Some people just really know how to work something and also make it work for them.

  8. Anonymous

    January 27, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    knows how to break the rules. love the 'in motion' effect of the 2nd photo.

  9. Lisa

    January 27, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    what a gorgeous older man! :-)

  10. Classic Copenhagen

    January 27, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    That face, that boyishly tilted brim, the spring in his walk, priceless. Whatever it is you do, when you photograph strangers, you make them feel really comfortable, and it shows in every shot.

    A pleasure as always.


  11. helen

    January 27, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Classy, thoughtful, attention to detail, good use of colour, dapper,joy de vivir and most importantly well dressed with that smile…..

  12. Ganymede Girl

    January 27, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    The purple socks are great! I love people who have interesting socks peeking out, especially when the rest of the outfit is simple and plain.

  13. Anonymous

    January 27, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Simply awesome!

  14. Cassandra

    January 27, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    This gentlemen's outfit is simply wonderful. I love the organized chaos of it all, but most of all, I love his bright socks!

  15. Diane

    January 27, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Wow, he really is so chic, so stylish, it's great to see people his age that can inspire you so much!


  16. istanbulfashionaddict

    January 27, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    this is a very positive gentleman in the pictures,his shoe+socks are individual

    istanbul fashion addict

  17. anthony

    January 27, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Magnificent coat. How much does it weigh? He pronates. Needs a different style shoe.

  18. Anonymous

    January 27, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    And the mini-beard/five o'clock shadow. Don't forget that!

  19. Невена

    January 27, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Oh, what a man!

  20. skilla

    January 27, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    i'd marry him

  21. Nicolò

    January 27, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    i saw him in paris, was near rue st honoré!

  22. Monica Vega

    January 27, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    beautiful, his face and clothes totally match

  23. dia vide son dressing

    January 27, 2010 at 3:14 pm

  24. Anonymous

    January 27, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    I usually dont give unreserved appreciation like this, but these shots were simply amazing. The effortlessness and spring in his step, the boyish smile on his face, when i grow older i want to feel like this guy looks! Truly inspiring and comforting at the same time. It's all going to be OK, you know! ;)

  25. JV

    January 27, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    That is a fantastic hat, and yeah, he shapes it perfectly. Great look overall. I'd totally wear this.

  26. Johanna Urban

    January 27, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    cool :D he looks awesome!


  27. Amy W.

    January 27, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    As Tom Haverford–of NBC's Parks & Recreation fame–would say, he is "wearing the hell out of that suit."

  28. Anonymous

    January 27, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    And this is how you realize fashion does tell stories.

  29. Gon

    January 27, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Love it! This kind of people are my fave, it all tells a story ;D!


  30. Anonymous

    January 27, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Nah, not feeling this. There is one too many colours. The black/navy tie, with brownish scarf, and different brown coat are clashing. And am I the only one who hates those kinds of collars on shirts? My favourite things are the socks!


  31. MP

    January 27, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    My eyes went directly to the brim of hishat, already in the 1st photo!
    When in Milan for some book signatures?

  32. Em

    January 27, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Outstanding! The socks, the pant length, the walk. Love it.

  33. Anonymous

    January 27, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    This man is so simply elegant, and so sexy, I could die! Where are these men in America?

  34. Katzi

    January 27, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    What a gorgeous man. I'd follow him home any day of the week!

  35. Anonymous

    January 27, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    He is something else!!!!!!and he knows it!….love him

  36. La chica

    January 27, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    So 40's!

  37. Katzi

    January 27, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    This man has incredible style. How easily he pulls it off.

  38. Anonymous

    January 27, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    His style reminds me of Fred Astaire who was a major style icon…very chic!

  39. Cammila

    January 27, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    I hope that I can one day be this dapper.

  40. Anonymous

    January 27, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    This man is all about attitude, I love that!

  41. terry

    January 27, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    You have to love a man who dares to wear purple socks. Thumbs up!!!!

  42. Shelby Q.

    January 27, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Your commentary elevates your photographs. Everything about this man is wonderful and everything about your skills as both a photographer and a blogger are wonderful. You are a true sartorialist.

    Thank you for always providing inspiration!

  43. Daphne

    January 27, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    This is perfect. This is a man. And the hat is my favorite bit, too!
    Great photos, Scott!

  44. calimazan

    January 27, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    I love 3-pc. suits, I wish the'd come back in style. In the meantime, we'll have The Mentalist and films like Michael Collins.

  45. rough around the edges

    January 27, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Wish my Dad dressed like this!! Love the style of a man if he can wear it right.

  46. Lin

    January 27, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Besides what you already mentioned, I love that scarf and the way he is wearing it!

  47. edinamonsoon

    January 27, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    If I were a man of a certain age, this is the look I would go for. The socks and hat are superb touches.

  48. Anonymous

    January 27, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Don't forget the beautifully tailored suit and coat.

  49. Jenny Kozlow

    January 27, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    love all the attention to detail from both the photographer and the photographed.

  50. Mary Catherine

    January 27, 2010 at 4:51 pm


  51. indigo warrior

    January 27, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Is the tie a handknit (or at least knitted). The hat does say a lot, but those cobalt socks say more.

  52. erin

    January 27, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    I love the socks!!!!!!

  53. helena

    January 27, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    His coat is 3 sizes bigger…gives him no frame…nice socks though!

  54. Well Done

    January 27, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Perfection. Please take more shots of this very stylish man.

  55. Luna

    January 27, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    so classic…

    soooo parisian.

    check out my blog!



  56. Lucas Jones

    January 27, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    utter perfection. SHEER perfection. i have so much to learn from this man.

    you've certainly been on the ball this week, scott!

  57. Anonymous

    January 27, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    This man is absolutely gorgeous! I would take him home in a New York, wait Paris, minute.

  58. pretty in print

    January 27, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    so stylish

    loving the hat i want to rock that with a white oversized tee and skinny jeans


  59. Joana Darc

    January 27, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    the look of the uncle is incredible, gorgeous

    (I thought that advertising on the side there was some porn site, oh it's American Apparel.)

  60. Sabine

    January 27, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Now that you are pointing out the details I can see them. I wouldn't mind you doing this more often, Scott. It's really educational (in the best way).

  61. Anonymous

    January 27, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    Random thought Sart (please respond because I'd love to hear your thoughts)…

    I think the fact that the images on your website are copyrighted is disgustingly capitalistic and cruel. You would have none of these beautiful images if it wasn't for these beautiful people who allow you to capture them free of charge. YET, you make money from their images and want to tell people that they can't reproduce these images without your permission?

    I think it'd be fair to say "no one can reproduce these images for the purpose of making profit" but I think it's very greedy CEO of you to try and copyright other's creativity. It's unnecessary and adds an ugliness to your page.

    Please rethink your artistic principles and ethics.

  62. Janja

    January 27, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    This is a man who truly takes care of every single detail, but I must admit I wasn't too impressed until I saw the second pic and that purple colour hit me! Gotta ove that!

  63. Liliana P.

    January 27, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    Nice! I like gentleman that take care of their looks.

  64. Jacqueline

    January 27, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    What a stylish man! Love your photos of him. xo

  65. Anonymous

    January 27, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    mr dynamit…

  66. Bell

    January 27, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    He is realy a gentleman. The best his sacks.

  67. Lance Miller

    January 27, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    Scot, hero.. Your description of this gentleman is just right on the money man..! Fully agreed. There should be more of these cloned into the world… Stylish strong personalities..

  68. Joao Almada

    January 27, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    Yes, Mrs Schumann. It's really Amazing!!

  69. S. Shore

    January 27, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    The purple socks are amazing and show that he is truly a fag when it comes to dressing up. Wonderful!

  70. Don

    January 27, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    He's working it- coming and going!

  71. Obesity Statistics

    January 27, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    The purple socks are odd.

  72. Coco CHANEL 's CHILD

    January 27, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    WE CAN ALL BE FASHION AND BEAUTIFUL ( inspite of wrinkles and grey hairs )…FOREVER !
    KISS !

  73. Blush and Sage

    January 27, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    The look in his eyes is everything… He's a benevolent presence, passing you by, taking you in with a single glance that says, "I knew you'd be walking this way." And then you never see him again.

  74. Lisa Petrarca

    January 27, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Oo la la…very dapper!

  75. Anonymous

    January 27, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Perfection. A man completely at one with himself and his personal style.

  76. J.A.F.

    January 27, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    H E A V E N !

  77. Jaizen Homillér

    January 27, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    This is an indescribable shot of a man who looks like a combination of James Bond and Viggo Mortensen. It certainly says a lot, story through style if you will. Makes me miss living in Milan, even though New York is filled with fashionistas…

  78. Helen

    January 27, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Men with a few wrinkles, some grey hair and a great sense of style are so breath-takingly handsome. This man is particularly attractive because he has all that and what appears to be a healthy dose of wit. How charming.

  79. Anonymous

    January 27, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    The socks are a very nice accent.
    They almost look Klein blue..

  80. The Red Umbrella

    January 27, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Looking oh so sharp.

  81. Quinn

    January 27, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    love the blue socks!

  82. June

    January 27, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    the hat, yes I agree that detail on the hat makes it. mind you, purple socks have quite the statement in & of themselves.

  83. Andre Gorr

    January 27, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    answer to ANONIMOUS:

    This man is so simply elegant, and so sexy, I could die! Where are these men in America? –

    you can find few of this kind in Toronto, Ontario, and much more in Montreal and Quebec City, Quebec, but all in Canada… ;-)
    come to visit and check for yourself! you wont be disappointed!

    Love the shot and witty grin in his eyes! thanks for sharing!

  84. buchanan

    January 27, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    only you have that eye for these details
    thanks for pointing that out

  85. Jody

    January 27, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Having said my Kanye West peace,

    I LOVE THIS! It makes me want to take notes on how I should dress 30 years from now :)

  86. John M. Doyle

    January 27, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Recently, I had the pleasure of watching Fellini's "8 1/2" after not having seen it for many years, so when I saw this shot I thought, "My God! It's Guido's hat!" Indeed, just as that chapeau was one of the great stylistic elements that Mastroianni employed in the creation of the character of Guido, so does this gentleman know about the major importance of seemingly minor things.
    Certainly, you are right about the use of gray and brown to create the wonderful color story we see here-so simple and yet so direct in terms of the appeal to the eye. And, as someone else has remarked above, we know that this is a man with a great sense of personal style since this is a gent who knows the power of a good pair of hose.


    January 27, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    A truly gentleman, with a very good taste, as few..

  88. Scoob

    January 27, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    now…THAT is a sharp-dressed man!!

  89. princess glee

    January 27, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    He reminds me of Sir Laurence Olivier in A Little Romane. C'est charmant.

  90. karenee

    January 27, 2010 at 11:35 pm


  91. kea

    January 28, 2010 at 12:01 am

    i definitely see the personality in the hat. and the clothes are worn effortlessly! refreshing.

  92. sara

    January 28, 2010 at 12:15 am


  93. moonie

    January 28, 2010 at 12:30 am

    I love the scarf material. and his jaunty brim.

  94. Venusrules

    January 28, 2010 at 12:52 am

    This man has an incredibly charismatic smile. I love how he looks so relaxed in the suit and brought a bit of whimsy to it with the colorful socks. Part of style is being comfortable in your own skin – this man pulls it off amazingly well.

  95. Billie

    January 28, 2010 at 1:31 am

    Now that's a man who is secure in who he is. Really nice photo.

  96. Lisa

    January 28, 2010 at 1:59 am

    You pictures are not only perfect, your comments are, too! Hat and socks make the man.

  97. Ammu

    January 28, 2010 at 2:40 am

    Wow – now that's style. He makes it look so easy!

  98. kale daikon

    January 28, 2010 at 2:42 am

    Wonderful! He looks like a fancy Monsieur Hulot (Jacques Tati) from the back with his coat blowing out over those little tapered legs.

  99. Tea with Edith

    January 28, 2010 at 2:57 am

    It´s a masterpiece. His suit, jacket and scarf were in the perfect shade of colour and went wih each other quite well, the purple socks added such a cool approach to life. And his hat´s brim is indeed perfect.

  100. Anonymous

    January 28, 2010 at 3:35 am

    like spring has arrived in person.

  101. "Une very stylish fille"

    January 28, 2010 at 3:54 am

    I do agree with everything you wrote plus I would add some appreciation for the shoes. Great style comes together with great quality. These days we look for quality. Moreover, I consider the Gentleman so nostalgic and romantic. Beautiful persona.

  102. mahala

    January 28, 2010 at 4:13 am

    a man with really good taste.very refreshing!

  103. Anonymous

    January 28, 2010 at 4:18 am

    'Everything you need to know about this man'…! Come one, Sart, you cannot be that superficial – people are way more than their looks.

  104. RiderNOSHOW

    January 28, 2010 at 4:37 am

    I know this man. I buy my clothes from him in the 16eme on Rue de la Pompe. He is a gentleman.

  105. ivy lee

    January 28, 2010 at 4:41 am


  106. Anonymous

    January 28, 2010 at 5:37 am

    Ouaaaah, that guy has such a good style! I love this kind of retro vintage style, I have the impression that he comes from the 30's. My boyfriend has this kind of style. He wears U-NI-TY, Y3, Paul Simth…I love when boys take care of themselves.

  107. Joanna Roman

    January 28, 2010 at 7:10 am

    These type of photos you are making I just adore!
    The "object of your attention" – here – is just aboslutely and undisputedly 100 % sartorial!

  108. MoMo

    January 28, 2010 at 7:16 am

    Love that purple socks! Cute !

  109. Helen Gilson

    January 28, 2010 at 7:32 am

    Ruggedly handsome, cute socks, playful at heart. Great find!

    He's cuter than Kanye West, and better dressed lol


  110. Gaëlle

    January 28, 2010 at 8:01 am

    Photographed in Paris but Italian, isn't he ?

  111. Joe

    January 28, 2010 at 8:16 am

    Sart – Love it. I see a few postings that don't like too much, but I love how he just put it on and walked out the door.

    I mix my color socks up with everything. I really don't have the time or fuss about how it looks. As long as it doesn't scream ugly at you, I am cool.


  112. Anonymous

    January 28, 2010 at 8:58 am

    I'm a big hat fan. 50 to 60 years ago they were as common as a man wearing socks. Then hats totally disappeared!! Hats are practical, not only fashionable!! They are not pretentious!! Viva la chapeau!!

  113. amyw

    January 28, 2010 at 9:07 am

    I cannot put into words the perfection of this look. Most people DREAM of having a personality and style such as his.

  114. Anonymous

    January 28, 2010 at 9:39 am

    absolutely perfect. the antithesis of kanye.

  115. bamto

    January 28, 2010 at 9:58 am

    the socks make the whole style!love the colour splash,and love colourful socks on men!great shot!

  116. captain RL

    January 28, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Excellent , only one complaint , the collar – but we'll let it slide.

    Too bad this country does not have enough gentleman
    who dress like this.

  117. dazed

    January 28, 2010 at 11:24 am

    This is pure perfection and genuinely added happiness to me day

  118. Anonymous

    January 28, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Oh Parisien man, I miss you.

  119. airspace

    January 28, 2010 at 11:36 am

    I like this post!

  120. BlumeBloom

    January 28, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    It is his socks that tell me all I need to know!
    And I love what he is saying!

  121. Villa Nellcote

    January 28, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    For me, it's the casualness of the stance that makes it — the hands in pockets says who's in charge of this look…& it's not the clothes.

  122. crystal

    January 28, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    I would like to meet this man… hmmmm… what's his story?

  123. MindersHeartsMUSICA

    January 28, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    AMAZING. the hat got me there the socks sold me.

  124. hi10my

    January 28, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Yes! and that's why fashion is art.

  125. Malka Sabroe-JoHanson

    January 28, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    Those last posts were amazing – so cool to view, thank you for sharing…

  126. Hanna

    January 29, 2010 at 6:30 am

    Love the socks!

  127. Anonymous

    January 29, 2010 at 9:14 am

    fabulous and manly at the same time. understated and explosive!

  128. Anonymous

    January 29, 2010 at 10:57 am

    Hi, I love your blog and check it out as often as I can. I find that the men you shoot are so interesting because you post a variety (young, old, skinny, fat, tall, short etc…) yet they all look amazing. The women look amazing as well but I’m curious why there isn’t the same amount of variety?!

  129. RouseCat

    January 29, 2010 at 11:05 am

    Love, love, love these photos. This gentleman has style from head to toe. Wow. I cannot stop looking at him.

  130. Anonymous

    January 29, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    epitome of style and great confidence…

  131. Anonymous

    January 29, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    the purple socks are genius.

  132. wildgoat

    January 30, 2010 at 12:19 am

    Great outfit all the way around, edgy socks, a shave wouldn't hurt.

  133. dust

    January 30, 2010 at 3:40 am

    love the shoes pants socks detail!!!

  134. Anna

    January 30, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    LOVE him!

  135. David

    January 30, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    I wanna look like that when I#m that age.. Awesome!


  136. Semi Expat

    January 30, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    And by God – he's HOT… !

  137. Anonymous

    January 30, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    perfection. wish i could dress like that NOW and not wait 20 years.
    @ s strong: the word "fag" is always violently insulting. i don't know if it's current slang in some euro-capital or other, but as an american, let me tell you – it's always awful and shocking to hear. never clever, never cool.

  138. the style crusader

    January 31, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    wow. it's all about the details, and i honestly didn't notice some of those things until they were pointed out. also love the bright socks. he looks pretty awesome. xx

  139. eeps.

    January 31, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    to tell the truth, i didn't think much of his personality until i saw his parting shot. the purple socks say so much.

  140. polkadots

    February 1, 2010 at 12:18 am

    oh, I am in love!

  141. ELVIA

    February 1, 2010 at 1:48 am

    LOVE it! reminds me of 'the godfather' <3

  142. Anonymous

    February 2, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    I die over the socks!

  143. Anonymous

    February 2, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    What a gorgeous man with a great smile and a wonderful suit. This man oozes style. Isn't the hat just perfect for his face?

  144. Michelle

    February 4, 2010 at 5:46 am


  145. Teresa @ good-grace

    February 5, 2010 at 11:14 am

    ah yes – those details!! I swear – you always find something I've missed. Handsome gentleman, with a little extra panache!!

  146. 99Perfume

    February 5, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    definitely did not expect to see superman blue socks, but that made the outfit in my eyes. Very original yet still playful.

  147. Maggie

    February 5, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    wow, the socks make it for me.

  148. Anonymous

    February 17, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    I like the way the texture of his beard combines with the texture of his suit…

  149. Golden Lovejoy

    February 22, 2010 at 7:36 am

    Top notch

  150. Anonymous

    April 7, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Je l'aime! Je ladore!! Je mourrais pour lui!!

  151. Bill

    August 9, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Thank you, Scott, for helping me get the courage to bash my hats. That's character!

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  153. David

    August 5, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    10 out of 10.

  154. deckert

    November 18, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    very nice publish, i definitely love this website, carry on it

  155. Richard

    August 2, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    This is such a cool look. Effortless and stylish. The Fedora really finishes the look. I can’t imagine this photo without the Fedora.

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