Tuesday, March 22, 2011

On the Street…..Via Bigli, Milan


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  1. La ropa...me vuelve loca!

    March 22, 2011 at 8:02 am

    Me encantan las capas son muy elegantes!

    Besos desde ♥ La ropa me vuelve loca!

  2. comme fraiche

    March 22, 2011 at 8:02 am

    very stylish gent with his cape, scarf, hat and pocket square no less

  3. katerina

    March 22, 2011 at 8:03 am

    I was in Milan last week where I saw the most classy people,especially older people like this gentleman.I would prefer him more shaved but nevertheless he's very elegant

  4. blue roses

    March 22, 2011 at 8:05 am

    his mulberry scarf flair in the breast pocket completes this look for me. i love how simultaneously wild and dignified his beard, his eyes, are.


  5. Sartor Resartus

    March 22, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Impressive. Maybe a bit more beard trim ?? He is quite Verdi-esque….

  6. MBLOG

    March 22, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Maestro Verdi?

  7. Anonymous

    March 22, 2011 at 8:12 am


  8. j.

    March 22, 2011 at 8:21 am

    that beard fits him so much ;D he looks stunning!


  9. Fashionstyle

    March 22, 2011 at 8:22 am


  10. Wild Flower

    March 22, 2011 at 8:25 am

    My most favourite thing about your photographs…people of all ages. I was just saying earlier on today, men look better with age. Is that a cape!? I LOVE it.

  11. Ofelia

    March 22, 2011 at 8:29 am

    haha stylisnsanta!

  12. beths

    March 22, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Gorgeous blend of fabric textures, including the beard.

  13. Anonymous

    March 22, 2011 at 8:33 am

    I've been living in London for over a year now and loving it but every time I see your pictures from Milan I am reminded of the charm of my beautiful hometown…

  14. The Photodiarist

    March 22, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Incredibly dashing! Love his scarf and that beard is astounding.

  15. [email protected]

    March 22, 2011 at 8:36 am

    Why it's Dr. Andrew Weil in a hat on the streets of Milan. And I thought he spent all his time in Arizona….

  16. Shawn

    March 22, 2011 at 8:40 am

    The outfit is quite spectacular! The beard … not so much.

  17. KC

    March 22, 2011 at 8:43 am

    nothing's cooler than a bearded man in a cape.


  18. Anonymous

    March 22, 2011 at 8:45 am

    THIS looks like the worlds most interesting man.

  19. Anonymous

    March 22, 2011 at 8:47 am

    such manly presnce and drama. That cape is superb.

  20. Key

    March 22, 2011 at 8:47 am

    I want to have a drink with him and get into his head! He looks like he's from Central Casting.

  21. mademoiselle mauve

    March 22, 2011 at 8:49 am

    wow! what a character!

  22. Anastasia

    March 22, 2011 at 8:53 am

    Уау! Он похож на волшебника!

  23. Luciane at HomeBunch.com

    March 22, 2011 at 8:54 am

    Strong photo, strong personality.


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com


    March 22, 2011 at 8:55 am

    the navy is glowing, brilliant topped cape.


  25. David

    March 22, 2011 at 8:58 am

    The pictures of the young are always beautiful but thanks for showing older guys and ladies with style – ars longa!

  26. Martaaa

    March 22, 2011 at 9:12 am

    impressive… and the powerful look in the eyes:) really nice.

    Marta @ An Interesting Distraction

  27. Davidikus

    March 22, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Beautiful beard! The look is a bit over the top but I like that. I would like to see more youngsters wear double breasted jacket. I love those!


  28. Anonymous

    March 22, 2011 at 9:19 am

    I am s hairstylist I would love to trim his beard Notice his eyebrow are still dark

  29. you can call me mary...

    March 22, 2011 at 9:23 am

    teehehe, van gough in florence last week, hemingway in milan this week… who's next?

  30. Anonymous

    March 22, 2011 at 9:35 am

    love the silver poof, becomes his
    garb as well;

    on a tangent…an elegant Santa Claus!

  31. F

    March 22, 2011 at 9:35 am


  32. Miss Molly

    March 22, 2011 at 9:39 am

    what a great snap, he looks awesome


  33. Naftali Stern @ The Bohmerian

    March 22, 2011 at 9:44 am

    Once again, loving the bearded look, the hand in pocket and the cut velvet pocket-chief. What a great look!!


  34. YOO

    March 22, 2011 at 9:52 am

    he looks like go to Hogwarts
    haha :)

  35. Anonymous

    March 22, 2011 at 9:58 am

    There are a lot of beards and hair on here lately !

  36. The Linen Suit

    March 22, 2011 at 10:04 am

    If Gandalf were Milanese! Seriously, love the look and love the full beard and the way the scarf picks it up.

  37. Jessie

    March 22, 2011 at 10:04 am

    he is so pensive. truly a great capture. thank you!


  38. Lourdes

    March 22, 2011 at 10:08 am

  39. That's Not My Age

    March 22, 2011 at 10:08 am

    Wonderfully stylish – and very striking!

  40. Rich Monaco

    March 22, 2011 at 10:11 am

    Shoes, shoes, shoes.


  41. Anonymous

    March 22, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Should I be proposed for anything by him, I would say yes.

  42. AONIE

    March 22, 2011 at 10:17 am


  43. Mila

    March 22, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Love this photo! He really has a unique style


  44. Allen

    March 22, 2011 at 10:30 am

    sart – you continue to outdo yourself. brilliant shot.

  45. Dee Dee

    March 22, 2011 at 10:36 am

    What a gorgeous, well put together man. That cape is marvelous! Gli uomini italiani sono favolosi

  46. Esmeralda

    March 22, 2011 at 10:47 am

    He definetly got something!!
    Kisses from London

  47. Apparel Therapy

    March 22, 2011 at 10:48 am

    The gray, cobalt, and pop of red a on trend yet classic. What a picture of sophistication!

  48. Francesca

    March 22, 2011 at 10:53 am

  49. Anonymous

    March 22, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Love the cape maneuver and the rich colors in the pocket hanky and his true blue sportcoat (such fantastic felted texture–must be cashmere). He looks like a bearded Gregory Peck would have–had he lived until ten years beyond without aging another day.

  50. Anonymous

    March 22, 2011 at 11:22 am

    I like how he put his cape back over his shoulder, like a jacket worn over the shoulders

  51. Amy

    March 22, 2011 at 11:23 am

    Oh good lord!!!!! That is a gorgeous photo– the shock of white, the intensity and obscuring of the eyes by his hat, the nose just hit by the light. It's like modern day Titian painting. Beautiful.

  52. Román Iglesias

    March 22, 2011 at 11:37 am

    That´s a style lesson!


  53. kelly frances

    March 22, 2011 at 11:43 am

    wow! look at that beard!! he keeps it tamed well


  54. Anonymous

    March 22, 2011 at 11:50 am

    That man is a wizard! Love it.

  55. Anonymous

    March 22, 2011 at 11:52 am

    cool! directly from the Risorgimento Italiano to the 150th Anniversary of the Italian Nation

  56. proletarian Great Gatsby

    March 22, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Impressive and impressionistic!
    A nineteenth-century painter?
    A twentieth-century adventurer?
    A XXI century dandy.

  57. Copper Etiquette

    March 22, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Very Chic Grandpa!.www.copperetiquette.wordpress.com

  58. Katariina

    March 22, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Absolutely stunning. While his outfit is immaculate, it is the man wearing it that makes it so interesting.
    I think he can pull off the beard; perhaps his strong facial features prevent the beard from being overpowering.
    I wish I could have a cup of coffee and a long conversation with him.

  59. Anonymous

    March 22, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    great uncontrived stylish presence..in a way almost draconian in his seriousness

  60. Sheryda Lopes

    March 22, 2011 at 12:20 pm


  61. Ninjagaiden78

    March 22, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    That is a very nice scarf.


  62. Anonymous

    March 22, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Santa looks gr8 during his down time. I always knew he was a hipster :)

  63. Jeanine

    March 22, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    a chic elderly man! Great photo!


  64. Anonymous

    March 22, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Sometimes too much is just right. This would be one of those times.

  65. Anonymous

    March 22, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Just a wonderful photograph because it triggers my curiosity: I want to know his name, what his occupation is, where he's going, and where he's been.

  66. Anonymous

    March 22, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Did he see "Mr. Arkadin" too many times?

  67. Sara

    March 22, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    This man is utterly dashing. I want to know his story!

  68. Lauren

    March 22, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Absolutely fabulous! Love his style, but his facial expression is what makes this a truly great photo. It's the perfect counterpoint to the young woman below on via Luca Beltrami.

    The Styleseer

  69. meenal @ maison marigold

    March 22, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    OMG…he reminds me of Karl Marx!! he looks like he carries a lot of stories inside him…those from real life…very impressive! xx meenal

  70. Anonymous

    March 22, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    how stately!

  71. Monica

    March 22, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Anastasia, ili na volshebnika ili na Tolstogo (Italinaskogo varianta)!

  72. Anonymous

    March 22, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    A modern day Giuseppe Verdi. Truly estupendo.

  73. utongozi

    March 22, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    He looks like modern Le Comte De Monte Cristo!


  74. gfasfg

    March 22, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    It's about time capes came back into fashion. This man wears it well!

  75. KA Shopper

    March 22, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Tres beau. He looks like a painting, such depth in his eyes…and outfit.

  76. roelien

    March 22, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    now this fur is harmless…

  77. Anonymous

    March 22, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Is that the great Demis Roussos? or the evil Ogre from the 80's French Christmas film "I believe in Santa Claus"?… I wonder if anyone would recognize either of those references.

  78. The Lady Philosopher

    March 22, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    giuseppe verdi has come back to life!
    visit me at:

  79. CAYA

    March 22, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    This is how I want to look when I am his age.

  80. Anonymous

    March 22, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Really like the shade of blue on his jacket.

  81. lintmag

    March 22, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Very Christian Berard-ish! A photograph like a painting here.

  82. AKB

    March 22, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    I love everything about this. So wonderful. I can't wait to be that age and to be fully realized …

  83. Imke Stevens

    March 23, 2011 at 6:45 am

    He looks incredibly authentic, with a unknowing sense of timeless style

    The beard suits him like no other

  84. Anonymous

    March 23, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    His cape is cool and the beard is lovely. More of this too Scott!

  85. Sweetball

    March 23, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    Classic old man look, done brilliantly

  86. jackie

    March 23, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    this man is to die for… i wanna be an old lady and date him. he looks so enchanting.

  87. Anonymous

    March 23, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    He lives in my neighborhood in Milan and has always worn a cape and a hat like that. This is a wonderful portrait of a very stylish and very individual gentleman. His wife/partner is very stylish too, often in turbans and beautiful Indian fabrics. I have never spoken to him but he's always impressed me. So glad to see him here!!

  88. Anonymous

    March 24, 2011 at 9:35 am

    Wow…. this is really amazing…
    He looks like a person in the fellowship of the ring,the movie, 'The Lord of the Rings'.
    He's ready to go on!?
    Anyway, it looks great.

  89. Anonymous

    March 24, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    when did Dostoyevsky stop being dead?

  90. jenbern

    March 24, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    so wonderful!!!!!

  91. Il Papa Innocento

    March 25, 2011 at 12:42 am

    great photograph. It's Michelangelo inspired, maybe the statue of Moses, or the Sistine Chapel ceiling? subconsciously you were thinking Renaissance solidity and mass.

  92. Tonni

    March 25, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Well he is just fab! Is that a cape….gotta love any man that can pull off a cape!

  93. Madison McNeill

    March 25, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    I love the colors on this photo from the background to his actual clothes. That cape is so serious, I want one!

  94. Ben Hatke

    March 25, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    If this man is not a wizard, then wizards may not in fact exist.

    (also the way his sleeve is folding is very painterly).


  95. Anonymous

    March 26, 2011 at 3:04 am

    Oh Captain, My Captain!

  96. manchester escorts

    March 28, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Inspiring – Men's capes should make a comeback!

  97. Anonymous

    March 31, 2011 at 1:17 am

    Fantastic time traveler! Jumped off the label of an old vintage port no?

  98. Anonymous

    March 31, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Some definite Paradjanov vibes going on here


  99. BTBaxter

    April 1, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    What I would do to have a beard like this incredible gentleman. So distinguished.


  100. Anonymous

    April 1, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Hahaha! I think he looks like DeVincci. I hope I spelled that right.


  101. Anonymous

    April 8, 2011 at 4:15 am

    Stylish wizard, ….teleport me lands of yore!

  102. Anonymous

    May 10, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    truly a beard to envy , glad the rest of his ensemble is just as timeless

  103. Jean

    May 11, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Et bien,mon ami, vous faites tres bien 19 siècle.

  104. The Garven

    December 26, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Stylish grandfather, knows a lot about fashion :).

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