Tuesday, February 10, 2009

On the Street…..Tricolor, Florence


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  1. CK Dexter Haven

    February 10, 2009 at 11:14 am

    The upper bits: impeccable. I was ‘super pumped’ when the page loaded. But, when i scrolled down to see the full image, i was shocked by the trouser color. I don’t get it.

    The scarf works, because it mirrors his facial skin tone. But, that color pant with those jackets? Clash?

    I really love it, from the waist-up.

  2. Danielle

    February 10, 2009 at 11:17 am

    love it! and that background is choice too! well done.

  3. Gabriela

    February 10, 2009 at 11:18 am

    Beautiful!!! I’m loving those textures!

  4. Sartorial Vancouver

    February 10, 2009 at 11:22 am

    The ruffled look works because of his hair. Not something I would go for, but then again I do not think I come across so cool.

    - Charles

  5. Julicious Fashionicious

    February 10, 2009 at 11:33 am

    mmm…I like color gamut of his coat+jacket and beige trousers+scarf!His glasses so stylish.

  6. Christian

    February 10, 2009 at 11:36 am

    What a fantastic looking mature man! As debated earlier this month, grey en brown looks fantastic. The only thing disturbing the picture a little is the simularity of the fabrics on jacket and coat… anyways fantastic look

  7. -h of candid cool

    February 10, 2009 at 11:38 am

    ive been enjoying seeing all these excellent examples of menswear, and how these gentleman show there individual characters through the little details in what they wear.

    I especially like his pose here.s

  8. Meeting Trader

    February 10, 2009 at 11:39 am

    Besides the intense gaze from the subject, I love the layering in this photo. I live in Chicago and layering heavy materials or jackets are a great way to stay warm without submitting to the all-in-one down blanket look. The sand-colored scarf is also a great accent to pull the outfit together with the pants.

  9. Anonymous

    February 10, 2009 at 11:46 am

    This guy MUST be an architect!

  10. XAVS

    February 10, 2009 at 11:50 am

    This is such a nice look! Love his blazer and the scarf, they look great. Love it!!!

  11. Rene Schaller

    February 10, 2009 at 11:55 am

    the colours and the structures of the material are great. he has real good style!

  12. diane

    February 10, 2009 at 11:58 am

    The two jackets look to be different shades of the same fabric, beautiful. A little sloppy, the way the scarf sticks out of the bottom. I love these gorgeous older gentlemen shots you’ve been doing. I always had a thing for older guys, my husband reminds me of that every time I compliment him on his graying hair (haha). xo

  13. Henryk

    February 10, 2009 at 11:59 am

    all great colours!

  14. andrew.d.s.

    February 10, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    this holds together excellently, great look!

  15. Mad Hatter

    February 10, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    I love this look, the rouge

  16. Anonymous

    February 10, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    nevermind his age; nevermind MY age… SWOON.

    so sharp, so smart.

  17. Anonymous

    February 10, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    I love the knit scarf! and the superposition of layers

  18. Sentir

    February 10, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Good texture on the jacket and vest. The pants are awful though; kind of makes the shot a juxtaposition.

  19. Un Monito

    February 10, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    So natural – Cascading fabrics – wicked gloves – woolens with cotton – I LOVE his coat – check out the lines / curves of the collar and the length is perfect – not preceded by his stunning blazer. He allows the 4-button blazer and dripping scarf to take centre stage. I just really hope he’s wearing a vintaged lace-up chocolate boot with this. Fantastico!

  20. Sui Generis - Me

    February 10, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    that is amazing! i love the Italian gentleman’s jacket and coat!!! of course i love any DB’s any way…
    it’s not “tricolor” it’s “TRICOLORE!”

  21. Anonymous

    February 10, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    gerhard richter wrapped

  22. princess glee

    February 10, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    Here’s a man that seems very utilitarian and can’t be bothered with what fashion dictates. Sometimes he can’t be bothered with grooming either. Still, I think he knows that he likes good classic pieces and he’ll just stick to that. He’s messy here, but I’ve already forgiven him.

  23. RedHotPottery

    February 10, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    nice combo–

  24. monique

    February 10, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    This man is PERFECT! Knows what he’s doing and does it casually, without fuss, without preciousness.

  25. Rita

    February 10, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    He looks so great! Everything works perfectly together.

  26. Vilch

    February 10, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    Amazing texture.

  27. Vilch

    February 10, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    Amazing texture.

  28. Isobel Saoirse Dylan

    February 10, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    It looks so good having the darker grey jacket on the outside and the lighter grey on the inside. One buttoned and the other open, looks so good! The scarf looks great to the trousers. Like the details that is showing on the picture, the watch and glasses.

    Love the outfit and picture.

  29. MaxW

    February 10, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    This I like.

  30. JP

    February 10, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    really nice -

    the scarf looks like it is linen?

  31. Kay

    February 10, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    That’s a pretty unique layering technique, it look so good on him though.
    The colours and textures are beautiful together.


  32. Anonymous

    February 10, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    It’s not sloppy. It’s sprezzatura. Just the right amount of looseness. Were he impeccable, something would be lost.

  33. Anonymous

    February 10, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    timeless look, wonderful.

  34. bubble

    February 10, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    this works because he’s an italian man in italy. take him out of context and i don’t think it would work.

  35. Pucci

    February 10, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    Love this look, especially the texture of the jacketand the vest and, above all,i love his glasses. Superbe tenue !

  36. Anonymous

    February 10, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    Let’s not overanalyze his outfit. HE certainly didn’t! I think he was just trying to stay warm…

  37. david john

    February 10, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    a classic well composed look. shades of grey and tan. great glasses too. incredibly sexy.

  38. anonwomen

    February 10, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    another riff of the grey and brown story – I really love the palette and the background is such a perfect reflection of the story.

  39. m.edwin

    February 10, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    such great colors and textures. i hope i look like this in my later years. he appears to have taken on the world and survived through polish and trend to come out real and stylish. and i agree that those orange and beige bricks really accentuate his character and the tactile sense of this clothing.

  40. drollgirl

    February 10, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    he is looking great! just great. he has to be an artist, an architect, or a designer — something cool.

  41. J.A.F.

    February 10, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Rumpled and Fabulous, Must start looking at real estate in Florence (or just marry an Italian).

  42. Anonymous

    February 10, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    I like seeing how people deal with the weather. Two coats. Why not?
    This man looks like a real intellectual, which is, happily, a popular look in Europe. I bet that I would not be bored passing an afternoon in a cafe with him. I bet he has things to say.
    On my screen, the pants look like a darker shade of the scarf. Sort of a beige segue to blues segue back to beige continuum.

  43. Elizabeth

    February 10, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    All I want to do is iron his pants… he forgot to iron his pants. To me he looks uncomfortable, but I’m sure ‘he’ feels comfortable and most of all warm, which was probably his only intention. Its good that the coat, jacket and scarf have the same texture… its what gives him a good look I think :)

  44. Brigadeiro

    February 10, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    Gorgeous outfit/picture/pose/gentleman!

  45. jofie

    February 10, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    i really love this look, what a captivating older gentleman. great glasses, too

  46. 22 Papillon

    February 10, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    I don’t like the color of the pants on him but I still really like this outfit

  47. Anonymous

    February 10, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    Great shot Sart. The outfit is really well put together, without trying too hard. And he’s not even smoking.


  48. Geoffrey

    February 10, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    I LOVE that his colors are complimentary and not matching. Matching is for the unimaginative.

  49. Rosa

    February 10, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    I belive without a doubt you are the best capturer of mens street style on the whooooooole internet. P.S i wonder if i could convince this man to be my grandad?…xx

  50. Lynn Page

    February 10, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    I love these colors and especially the layered coats, but I really want to know what shoes he is wearing.

  51. The Stylish Wanderer

    February 10, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    love him

  52. lulu

    February 10, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Molto Bene. Your Florence series has me longing to live in that city once again.
    Love your work.

  53. Ellen

    February 10, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Wow, this is fantastic in so many ways! I love the hair, the beard (which is hard to pull off), the glasses (beautiful shape, and classy rather than ironically nerdy), the scarf and two jackets layered on top of one another. It is classic and yet so original!

  54. secondvurss

    February 10, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    like the layers!

  55. Jack Daniel

    February 10, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    I really like it that he’s got his scarf tucked in the ‘singlet’.

  56. travelbug

    February 10, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    A symphony of textures and colors. The choice of the gorgeous ancient brick wall is genius. Goes perfectly with the teal and camel. The hair is a texture statement of its own.

    He looks confident and warm. Great old dude.

  57. la sartorialista

    February 10, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    Ciao Zio!

  58. John Christopher

    February 10, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    I love how the backgrounds of the photos are taken into consideration almost as much (if not as much) as the subject at hand.

    Icing on the cake.

  59. crowsfeet

    February 10, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    No one has asked to see this gentleman’s shoes. Perhaps because we trust him implicitly to wear the perfect – no, the “don’t give a sh*t perfect” pair. I know I do. Ciao, Bello!

  60. jbozak

    February 10, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    A great collection of textures. Something so relaxing, this photo of a terse man. It’s the fabric and the stone, and the stubble and the frown. And the tense hand holding down.

  61. Kristine

    February 11, 2009 at 12:38 am

    ooh yes! I love everything about this look. The colours together are fabulous, even down to the greying beard.

  62. Sara Lua

    February 11, 2009 at 1:49 am

    I love gracefully growing men who take pride in their appearance.

  63. Ph.

    February 11, 2009 at 3:06 am

    very good. some nonchalance, not trying too hard.

  64. Mira Maulia

    February 11, 2009 at 4:10 am

    Isn’t there that cold?
    lovely look anyway :)

  65. chachou

    February 11, 2009 at 4:20 am

    Probably some italian philospher. Italy remains the only place where elegance is a second nature even among intellectuals.

  66. Lauren J.

    February 11, 2009 at 4:28 am

    the matching gloves are my favorites!

  67. Eva

    February 11, 2009 at 7:56 am

    great picture! love the background, his fixed stare and the 2 jackets

  68. Giavanna

    February 11, 2009 at 8:42 am

    lovely grays and tans, very rich color palette here.

  69. Anonymous

    February 11, 2009 at 9:35 am


  70. Alice Olive

    February 11, 2009 at 9:43 am

    Wonderful shot. The colours and the depth of field are just right. I like the unkempt-ness to this although it is surely deliberate.

  71. Anonymous

    February 11, 2009 at 10:20 am

    Looks like Godard.

  72. Style Salvage Steve

    February 11, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    Great shot Sir! The textures and composition of this are just right. Superb.

  73. Anonymous

    February 11, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    A German man in Italy!

  74. Rosie Rose

    February 11, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    i love how this gentleman’s look balances carefully between constructed and derelict. His clothes are so well-cut and the tones work together beautifully, but there’s an element of the dishevelled which compliments his stubble and weathered expression- it’s captivating.

  75. Zohar

    February 12, 2009 at 3:33 am

    Oh lovely! The olor combination is stunning. I wonder how comfortable it is though, to wear a jacket over a jacket like that…. it looks great though :)

  76. Macky

    February 12, 2009 at 7:18 am

    what a truly amazing mix! the scarf and the blazer!! awesome color combo! tres tres chic!
    ps: I <3 Scott Schuman! (love his ads for gap!)

  77. Paul Pincus

    February 12, 2009 at 9:19 am

    this is such a fantastic portrait.

  78. Sprockette

    February 12, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    wonderful…perfect harmony of colours and textures.

  79. keli *

    February 12, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    i am so impressed with both the photo and his entire look. bravo.

  80. Amber

    February 13, 2009 at 12:23 am

    Beautifully done.

  81. Jane

    February 13, 2009 at 12:40 am

    Magnificent! I think this is my new favorite color palette for the awkward season we have in Cambridge right now, pre-Spring.

    I’ve been seeing criticism of the scarf ends and/or trouser. IMHO, this outfit works precisely because this heathered-wheat scarf extends past solid slate-tweed block of jacket and vest to the trouser, echoing their dark khaki tone.

  82. Mz. Paulzen

    February 14, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Beige/tan and grays are a chic combo– very elitest.
    The black rimmed glasses are neccessary. He’s got the whole “brilliant but tortured writer” thing going on. Sexy and mysterious.

  83. Üdo Ümami

    February 16, 2009 at 9:20 am

    what a cĂŒddly irascible curmudgeon!!! <3 Üdo

  84. Kits

    February 16, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    His expression is brilliant

  85. Zuzana

    March 12, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    Love this man. His outfit is dreamy, but it is his expression, his eyes, that are just so haunting, sexy and dramatic. Like from an old European movie. Nice job Scott!

  86. Anonymous

    March 26, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Molto charmant…

  87. willa & lindsay

    October 18, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    He is a suave looking dude, love it?

  88. Rod Reis

    February 2, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Nice look…

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