Friday, May 21, 2010

On the Street….White Heat, Florence


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  1. Kathleen

    May 21, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Okay Sean Connery, get out of the way! I am in love, and leaving for Florence as soon as possible. Wow, this man is absolutely gorgeous from is flowing silvered locks and beard to his classic shades. Love the white from head to foot. White espadrilles? How many MEN can pull this off and not go in the other direction? I'm counting maybe on one hand and definitely not in the USA. Casual elegance to the max!

  2. Cass

    May 21, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    All white is the best look. He looks like he owns a thousand luxury yachts and doesn't give a hoot about it.

    This was for a spread right? Nobody is this relaxed in real life.

  3. un hamac

    May 21, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    comb in the pocket?

  4. Jason

    May 21, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Is that the most interesting man in the world? Where is his Dos Equis? :)

  5. Anonymous

    May 21, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    I love white on white for summer, it never tires for me. His white espadrilles especially are a nice touch. When men make an effort with their footwear, I know the rest is going to look good too.

  6. Luis Ugarte

    May 21, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Looks right out of an Umit Benan lookbook!

  7. ilovefashion

    May 21, 2010 at 1:22 pm

  8. Le 21ème

    May 21, 2010 at 1:22 pm


  9. Emma Howard

    May 21, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    "Suffice it to say that black and white are also colors… for their simultaneous contrast is as striking as that of green and red, for instance." (Vincent van Gogh)

  10. Anonymous

    May 21, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Epitome of class

  11. Caddy

    May 21, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    He looks great in white, so casual, fresh and chic. I love how he just pulls of those white pants with such ease as if there's nothing to it.

  12. Gerard

    May 21, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    I've always believed in age and how it weighs on style (or in this man's case, lightens it)…It's beautiful. I love the easy elegance and the brave all-white of the look.
    I'm 20 and I couldn't pull this off. I'd be very afraid. And this explains why age–for me–plays an important role in style. This is just perfect.

  13. Anonymous

    May 21, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    I'm in love.

  14. Anonymous

    May 21, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Wow! Really refreshing in white. White under the sun…beautiful.

  15. Emom

    May 21, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Very handsome….happy weekend.

  16. livagostino

    May 21, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    I loveee this! Effortless class

  17. Anonymous

    May 21, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Ageless manliness. he looks as if he las had a good life

  18. Sophia

    May 21, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Wow! Please tell me this wasn't staged… that you found someone being this fabulous on their own accord. Even if it is a pose, it's still amazing. We can't even see most of his face but it has so much expression in just the lips and the forehead. Oh summer come quickly! And props to the photographer, as always.

  19. MJCK

    May 21, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    Ah, he's wearing espadrilles. Today was a beautiful day in Amsterdam, and it made me wear my beloved espadrilles for the first time this year. It's finally summer, boys and girls. :)

  20. Rich Beaubien

    May 21, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    I just love how you consistently combine "street" and fashion photography together.

    Excellent photo. Nice diagonal compo and great lighting. Some folks would have a tough time with all that white.

  21. sherie'

    May 21, 2010 at 2:27 pm


  22. sarah.

    May 21, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    "He's a lover, not a fighter, but he's also a fighter – so don't get any ideas…"

  23. Smnokey

    May 21, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Anybody else notice the "Die" by his head? interesting contrast.

    Going to look for some espadrilles.

  24. Mabel and Zora

    May 21, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    We love the all white look. So fresh.

  25. reina.ambar

    May 21, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    So simple, so pure… the mediterranean essence…

  26. The Vegaran

    May 21, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    This is a gorgeous man! Actually any man who can wear all white with that much elegance is gorgeous. Even the beard works… I've got to get me one of them tans.

  27. Joe

    May 21, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    This guy looks like one of Umit Benan's models.. but I don't think he is. Is he ?

  28. Anonymous

    May 21, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Classic and chic. Not everybody looks good all in white, he looks interesting

  29. Taylor

    May 21, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    If you didn't tell us this was taken in Florence, I might have been able to guess it just by looking at this guy, leaning against that stone wall. I wish people in America looked like this…

    Thanks for sharing this great photo

  30. Anonymous

    May 21, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Reminds me of Rene Mathis, the retired super-secret-agent, from James Bond movies.

    Or, as Luis said, Umit Benan models.

  31. jisabird

    May 21, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    It's amazing how dressing so simply and great grooming can make one look fabulously wealthy.

  32. Hal

    May 21, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    LOL this could totally be some guy sitting outside of Cafe Italia in south philly. Except he's not in a beach chair.

  33. We Like The Apartment

    May 21, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    What I find great about this outfit is how he combines all white with black watch and sunglasses!

  34. Danny

    May 21, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Is it common for men to wear white in florence? Feels like I see it a lot in movies.


    May 21, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Love him. So fresh in all white. Very chic! x

  36. Anonymous

    May 21, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    The rocks behind him rock. Looks like they've been his friends for years.

  37. Anonymous

    May 21, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Is this the model for Umit Benan? Anyone know? Umit's Turkish, but I believe he lives in Italy…

  38. Bloomds

    May 21, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    Stay thirsty, my friends.

  39. MeganRose

    May 21, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Very sexy man.

  40. Arash Mazinani

    May 21, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    Definitely one cool character, loving the all white for summer

  41. CW

    May 21, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    Like the photo and the style. However, white pants are impractical. They show everything. A natural linen or slightly tan cotton trouser will hide some dirt. You'll be able to wear them at least twice before you'll have to wash them.

  42. Anonymous

    May 21, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Can I introduce him to my Mom????

  43. princess glee

    May 21, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    I will no longer discourage my husband from wanting to buy espidrills, silly me.

  44. ADJ

    May 21, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    what a mix of dashing and daring. i love the nautical feel and the deeply serene, poetic, almost ceremonial feel here. wonderful!

  45. Komal

    May 21, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    White Light/White Heat.

  46. Louise

    May 21, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    White hot silver fox! Simple, elegant. I envy those with olive skin who can wear just white; us celtic types can't get away with it, instead of looking chic we look ill!

  47. PrettyDivine

    May 21, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    I love Italian old man style!
    The chinos.. the loafers.. the silver locks.

  48. Dana

    May 21, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    This is one cool dude.

  49. FindingFashionland

    May 21, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    the handkerchief with color is a amazing little detail!


    May 21, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    nice ! love white style!!
    I can see his dignity !

  51. justine a.

    May 21, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    well this is NICE. what a man. heading to florence, or buying white jeans like Garance :)

  52. Anonymous

    May 21, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    There's a push against bling?

    You made my weekend!

  53. the nickel fit

    May 21, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    great eye in that he didn't overdo this look with excessive accessories.

  54. Bill Fox

    May 21, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Ah, finally, an actual grown up well dressed man again. Bravo.

  55. aleksandra

    May 21, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    He is wonderful, his body is so relaxationed,I want to be beside him and to rest. The sun and this man / absolutly perfect / – paradise. … and Italy. Dream.I want to be there.

  56. Anonymous

    May 21, 2010 at 8:59 pm


    This is possibly my favorite picture ever.

  57. stone

    May 21, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    so much expression, so little effort.

  58. hc

    May 21, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    white on white is always refreshing. just be sure not to get too much of a tan to offset this monotone palette.

  59. KC

    May 21, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    white espadrilles… so hard to maintain but just wonderful to wear.


  60. YogaSpy

    May 21, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    Growing up in Hawaii, we wore white T-shirts or white Keds or white shorts… but never all at once. One day, when I was a teen, I saw a suntanned blonde tourist (another teen girl) dressed all in white, head to toe. I thought she looked fantastic, straight out of Seventeen magazine.

    But could I have tried that to high school? No way! An all-white get-up would've looked idiotic among the locals.

    You need the right context to pull off the all-white look (plus a tan).

  61. fidele

    May 21, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    that's the sexiest old guy ever to grace a fashion photo.

  62. Anonymous

    May 22, 2010 at 12:08 am

    such a naturally handsome man, seems so effortless. Love him.

  63. m.edwin

    May 22, 2010 at 12:31 am

    i want to have this casual confidence when i'm his age. like the little blue detail in his pocket.

  64. The Red Umbrella

    May 22, 2010 at 1:50 am

    So Sharp! And bright!

  65. Marika

    May 22, 2010 at 3:13 am

    He looks so elegant. I think men after 45 should be like this

    and check out my new project – Story of my Clothes

  66. Laura-jean

    May 22, 2010 at 3:54 am

    "The Italian"

  67. Guada Mosshart X

    May 22, 2010 at 4:03 am

    My future husband should be like him.

  68. Anonymous

    May 22, 2010 at 4:21 am

    ….and we're back! finally! I was heart sick with the clownishness of japan (it doesn't take "style" to dress like a clown), the"any ole' thing'll do" of OZ..and now the cowboys of russia..oy vey!

    and then, and then…sigh, here he is in all his italian dna, in white espedrilles! Fellow Sarters, kids…it's the rich, wrinkled fabric, the almost "who cares" 'tude (even if it was the stylists') he rolled out of bed, grabed what was on the floor and a smoke, and headed for his caffe.
    i've been sooo jonesin' for al bazar, gino, the "annas", giovanna, the Grace kelly in milano…the bike boys, the lovely Milanese lady with "sparkle".
    Poor Sart…you travel/work so hard for us..and all i could think on this romp was.."lordy, will the Italians ever Back"??? there is a god, and He's wearing wrinkled whites and espadrilles in Firenze!

  69. @nnoushka

    May 22, 2010 at 4:49 am

    Wow! miam! vivement l'

  70. Liv

    May 22, 2010 at 4:52 am

    Stunning. This has knocked all the others off to top spot for me, Sarty. It's got me dreaming of my summer holiday… Thank you.

  71. Poivre Monkey

    May 22, 2010 at 5:20 am

    the man is so cool….

  72. Anonymous

    May 22, 2010 at 5:25 am

    Un elegante uomo italiano!

  73. SabinePsynopsis

    May 22, 2010 at 5:28 am

    There is a certain light when white is just right. So cool!


    May 22, 2010 at 6:33 am

    all white is the best…great shot

  75. Cacho

    May 22, 2010 at 7:00 am

    absolut gorgeous.

  76. Linda

    May 22, 2010 at 7:46 am

    Maybe he ist 40 years older than me, I don`t care, I am totaly in love.
    Gorgeous photo!!!

  77. The Photodiarist

    May 22, 2010 at 9:04 am

    Beautifully taken, Scott. There some wonderful light and character in this shot.

  78. Qaisy Jaslenda

    May 22, 2010 at 10:15 am

    it is something about the pose

  79. Sasha

    May 22, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Want. (Not the clothes. The man)

  80. nyc/caribbean ragazza

    May 22, 2010 at 11:18 am

    I love his style.

    What is it about the men here?

  81. alexa

    May 22, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    looks like giancarlo gianini, as someone noticed above!!!

  82. Anonymous

    May 22, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    Is this a real person living now? Hahaha. Hard to believe someone would dress this chic. He looks like a modern Cary Grant, to me. And when you investigate what he is wearing it looks as comfortable as the casual/sloppy clothes most people wear today but so much more appropriate. Inspiring.

  83. Laguna Beach Trad

    May 22, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    I hope I look and act this way when I reach this young gentleman's age.

  84. Hinna

    May 22, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    I mean there's no matter in his age. This man epitomizes sexiness. And the hint of turquoise in his pocket…

  85. M O Z A

    May 22, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    all in white,WONDERFUL

  86. Susanne

    May 22, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    S E X Y!!!! I am 54 and you can have all of those young fellows!!!

  87. Anonymous

    May 22, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    ok, you finally got my first comment…he is absolutely magical. *swoon*

  88. Anonymous

    May 22, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    perfect elegance, very distinguished. My favorite part are the sunglasses, and his beard :)

  89. liv

    May 22, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    O M G this is THE MAN

  90. Anonymous

    May 22, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    So beautiful

  91. fashionweed

    May 22, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    i love this man. he looks like the perfect older man for a love affair.

  92. エスタ

    May 23, 2010 at 1:45 am

    gogeous, absolutely gorgeous, would love to share a bottle of wine with him ; )


    May 23, 2010 at 7:12 am

    superbe! very elegant!

  94. fashion twits

    May 23, 2010 at 8:03 am

    Tres Chic! Your blog is so chic. Your like a modern day Warhol!

    xoxo, Kyle Rehling

  95. Ro

    May 23, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    perfect gentleman, so interesting!

  96. MlleV

    May 23, 2010 at 10:33 pm


  97. AnastasiaC

    May 23, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    fantastic!!! this guy is styling it…simple, fresh and very cool!

  98. mixedtapediaries

    May 24, 2010 at 3:39 am

    He looks like he has wealth of knowledge about the world. I wouldn't mind sharing conversations with him until the sun came up the following day over a good bottle of wine. His wrinkles are testaments of experience. YES! YES! YES!
    Tx Sir Sartorialist

  99. Joanna Roman

    May 24, 2010 at 6:21 am

    Certain age does not very often go with being cool & steady & easy at the same time. On the other side of scale there is very often a "stiff" glamour of wearing well done suits…


  100. proletarian Great Gatsby

    May 24, 2010 at 6:46 am

    He is not just in white…he is radiant!

  101. riviera t.

    May 24, 2010 at 8:53 am

    white espadrillas ?

  102. the coolbirth kid

    May 24, 2010 at 10:07 am


  103. Juan Manuel Trejo Sánchez

    May 24, 2010 at 10:28 am

    Sooo relaxed and confortable! A frame of the ideal lifestyle…

  104. lovefool

    May 24, 2010 at 11:31 am

    white looks so hot in him. and yeah, he seems so relax like he doesn't give a dam* about anything. :P i don't know why, but the scribbled "DIE" on the wall gives me an impression of life after death or something on that concept. don't mind me. haha.

  105. nadia

    May 24, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    i can't even handle how much this man is stunnin'! carefree beautiful style!

  106. Sara

    May 24, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    That all white is hard to pull off, but he looks amazing.

    Why is it that Italian men can get away with things that no one else can pull off?


  107. Anonymous

    May 24, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Love. Instant and utter.

  108. Linda

    May 24, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    What a strong face and signature beard he has!?
    He seems so…. artsy.

    lovely photo!

  109. Anonymous

    May 25, 2010 at 3:14 am

    Little blue detail? Pocket Handkerchief? Hint of Turquoise?
    That's the the corner of a pack of rizla rolling papers for cigarettes!!

  110. The Clever Pup

    May 25, 2010 at 9:10 am

    Now THIS I like. Take heed guys, this man's sexy, confident, alluring. He may just be the most interesting man in the world. Thanks to Dos Equis.

  111. Delphine

    May 25, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Wonderful! Wish I would have met this man walking around here…

  112. elmien

    May 26, 2010 at 1:10 am

    And people wonder why women fall for older men?? This guy has the subtle confidence that one can only acquire with age..

  113. Anonymous

    May 26, 2010 at 4:14 am

    such timeless simplicity – he probably isn't even wearing underwear – he's that laid-back and confident

  114. Anonymous

    May 27, 2010 at 7:04 am

    He is a God in white! Perfetto!

  115. Andre Gorr

    May 27, 2010 at 9:35 am

    thanks for great shot!
    and i do appreciate the look of this age men, that radiates confidence… timeless elegance.. i'm 50 now, and i do wear all white now, and as i did when i was 20… pure classic..

  116. Anonymous

    May 27, 2010 at 9:38 am

    in respond to anonimous..
    "such timeless simplicity – he probably isn't even wearing underwear – he's that laid-back and confident"

    i guess he is wearing at least "cod piece" – these pants are too slim to go commandos…

  117. streetspaghetti

    May 27, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    I love the crumpled white against the rough stone and brick…with that little blue accent in the pocket…dreamy!

  118. Emma

    May 28, 2010 at 9:42 am

    If I was a man I would want to be this one. Daz Ultra?

  119. Anonymous

    May 28, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    The way he is res,ting against the stones, the self confidence in his gesture…

  120. A Beatnik

    May 29, 2010 at 1:03 pm


  121. trinity

    May 31, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Love that it also says, "die" right behind his head. Kinda like that is what he would say should you tell him how to change who he is. Perfect placement.

  122. Sean

    May 31, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Toms, the mature beach warm weather foot wear

  123. Cosima

    June 1, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    I'll have that one!!

  124. Richard

    June 1, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Soo tommy bahamas

  125. Anonymous

    June 4, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    i love this!
    years ago i worked with a guy who lived in west london, worked in central london, & used public transport in between the two – on the days when he wore white he would arrive at work 7.30 (9am start) in order to minimize the possibility of his outfit getting dirty on the way through contact with other people..

  126. MMM

    June 5, 2010 at 5:25 am

    I simply love your pics.. they look amazing and I feel like I am really looking at those men and women…!
    Ihave to learn from you :)

  127. Justyna

    June 6, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    Soo Italian…makes me miss Europe.

  128. Rebekah Rose

    June 6, 2010 at 10:11 pm


  129. Maggie

    June 7, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    I just love the ease…the ancient bricks at his back and the white glare, the salt&pepper very nicely shaped beard…funny though that word "DIE…" behind his head – what was the whole word?

  130. Anonymous

    June 8, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    I'm. In. Love.

    Beautiful, sexy, erotic, sensual, strong, masculine, wonderful, interesting……..

  131. Stela Roibás

    June 9, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    Great light!!. I love the composition

  132. Anonymous

    June 12, 2010 at 10:05 am

    Are we sure this isn't the XX beer guy? You know…."The most interesting man in the world."

  133. Michael

    June 12, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Isn't this "The Most Interesting Man In The World" from the Dos Equis commercials?

  134. Dave Jones

    June 12, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    This could be a cover for a Cigar Aficionado issue. The contrast in the shot with the brick is stellar.

  135. j'ai faime pour couture

    June 24, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    every time i see his picture, i love it even more!

  136. Zbarsky

    July 3, 2010 at 4:59 am


  137. Anonymous

    July 26, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    I love this. It's….dirty but clean. Relaxed but refined. Also, I love his short socks/sockless-ness. After having my band teacher drill into us the inportance of long, color-correct dress socks, I like the reveal of this. It's emphasizes the relaxation.

    Ankle love.

  138. Anonymous

    July 28, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Love this ibicencan shoes… They are called "Espardenyes"… Love the luck! Love the white! Love Ibiza!

  139. Delphine

    July 1, 2011 at 10:52 am

    This is why I love being a 'Fiorentina'. Gorgeous people like this live in my city… This man is beautiful, his face tells a million stories, his posture as well, but a totally different one…

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