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On The Street........The Old School Dandy, Florence


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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

On The Street........The Old School Dandy, Florence

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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:21 AM) : 

What's with the fans all of a sudden? It's like the Karl Lagerfeld Appreciation Society or something.

Then again, don't we all appreciate Karl Lagerfeld?


Blogger landis said ... (10:22 AM) : 

this is exquisite.

someone call lagerfeld and tell him he's been trumped in the fan department.


Anonymous fashionholic said ... (10:33 AM) : 

when are you coming back to Stockholm to photo people over here :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:45 AM) : 

purple IS the color of royalty (and florence)


Blogger Orchid & Wasp said ... (11:20 AM) : 

I'm just not sure I can abide. I want to want to go there... I'm disappointed with myself that I'm not taken with this. I am taken with the subject overall, though...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:37 AM) : 

Hey, that's Jean Grimbert of Arnys Paris!


Blogger Iheartfashion said ... (11:37 AM) : 

The purple tie is perfect.


Blogger Resplendato said ... (12:04 PM) : 

That certainly is Karl's signature look. Love the purple hues!


Blogger Butch said ... (12:08 PM) : 

I'm less interested in the outfit--though the ties is nice--than in the apparent fan trend. Which is both wonderful and deeply silly. Which perhaps amounts to the same thing.


Anonymous sat said ... (12:14 PM) : 

the moustache!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:29 PM) : 

I´m too puzzled about the fans.Ages ago women wore them,but not men. If the idea is to ´hide´yourself for some reason,this man should have chosen a huge fan.Why the fan-he looks just an ordinary,somewhat overweight guy?


Blogger Alice Olive said ... (1:30 PM) : 

What a character! And what a beautifully delicate fan.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:47 PM) : 

What an interesting tie, it is very large and flowing.


Blogger angela said ... (1:48 PM) : 

The fan's wonderful here! Lagerfeld makes it look like a risible prop.

Methinks the collar's a bit. too. tight though...


Blogger Kate said ... (1:57 PM) : 

Karl doesn't hold a monopoly on fans. They're great and Spain had them looong before. This gent looks terrific. K Q:-)


Blogger MacGuffin said ... (1:58 PM) : 

He looks great but the fan is a bit ludicrous. Still, if he likes it, good for him.!


Blogger MARFSBABY said ... (3:38 PM) : 

"Dandy"... what a great word.


Blogger tennessee lemon trees said ... (3:49 PM) : 

The fan makes him look like he's from Meiji Restoration era Japan.


Blogger Pumpkin Man said ... (4:38 PM) : 

The fan is the outfit.
The rest, for what I see, it's OK.
Maybe a full body view (shoes, etc) would be nice too.
He looks like a jolly grand-papa!

My best,

Pumpkin Man


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:47 PM) : 

Isn't that Gimbert from Arnys (Paris)?


Anonymous Chris Berry said ... (5:04 PM) : 

I am a huge fan of the fan and of the tie bar (or is it a built in tab closure, I can't tell from the photo). Recently, I made a shirt like this for myself. Funny, though, I think of the tie bar as being a more old school British thing, than an old school italian one. Where is this man from? This is not Lagerfeld AT ALL (save the tall collar).


Anonymous AnonymousJK said ... (5:19 PM) : 

GFF Lives! This is the way Ferre always dressed and it is a look that 'full figured' men can pull off with great ease! LOVE IT!


Blogger Candid Cool said ... (5:30 PM) : 

I really like the fan. I am thinking about toting one around now too, sometimes I have to be outside in stifling heat!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:31 PM) : 

great shot SART

love the colors


Blogger Alex said ... (5:39 PM) : 

when there is no air conditioning the fan is your best line of defense -can't imagine how hot it would get in a suit like that!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:22 PM) : 

I don't like the color of that shirt with the purple in the tie. Both are nice items, however.

Otherwise: love the picture! Reminds me of what you (Sart) said about stocky men in suits. C:


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:53 PM) : 

Shouldn't the fan be larger to be in better proportion to the holder?

And, ummm, no, we don't all appreciate Karl Lagerfeld.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:57 PM) : 

This guy is actually French and works in a pretty cool store called Arnys, rue de Sevres.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:26 PM) : 

i LOVE the fans - an absurd, cult man-accessory is exactly what the fashion world needs. can't wait until it goes mainstream, ie appearing on red carpets fluttered by JT, orlando bloom, etc.


Blogger cflorax said ... (8:55 PM) : 

I like his weary expression his high collar. It's an intriguing photo. Hasn't he been featured before?


Blogger Blaise said ... (9:02 PM) : 

It's the fan.. :)


Anonymous M.A.H. said ... (10:25 PM) : 

He is marvelous. His style is his. I like it and would copy it.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:10 PM) : 

his tie seems rumpled by his weight


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:12 AM) : 

it's the moustache that makes the look!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:39 AM) : 

Is that a monocle hanging in his pocket?

Why not a fan? Why not purple in the tie? A sculpted beard?


Please say he's a banker, an art dealer or a financier.

-- desertwind


Blogger Cut of cloth said ... (2:48 AM) : 

I use Fans all the time
My own personal HRT
This is the first time I've seen
a man on the street do the same
We all know Karl does it with panache
But this is an exceptional moment
yet charming
A hint of something else
Flamboyant facial Hair
Very confident poise
This guy looks Sexy
WITH a Fan!


Anonymous Mathilda said ... (3:12 AM) : 

That, is real style. He is an old guy with white beard and a bit over his goalweight, but still, I would stop to look at him, if he past me down the street. That is the apophthegm "Fashion fades, style is eternetal", personalized.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:22 AM) : 

does the ad have to flash? will take getting used to. Loved the clean look of your site. cant the ad be smaller? will there be more? GASP!
I guess only the old loggers in will feel this way. if it were my first time, wouldnt even pay attention to the ad..
ignorance is bliss.
didnt know where else to post this.


Blogger nolifebeforecoffee said ... (4:28 AM) : 

erm. what is he looking for? :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:50 AM) : 

Very good and great attention to detail both in clothes and grooming. I like the narrow palette of colours.


Anonymous Guad said ... (5:18 AM) : 

The amazing thing is that I can't find him ridiculous...Unlike Lagerfeld who surely is!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:56 AM) : 

The clothes are perfect and fits him very well. And the magnificent moustache makes me forgive him for the silly fan.
mia the pattern maker


Blogger hc said ... (10:26 AM) : 

This is addiction, pleasure, faithful routine, whatever.
Oh Italy


Blogger Charmaine said ... (2:27 PM) : 

It wouldn't work without ALL the details -- the cufflinks, the pocket square, the fan -- take one of these away and it just wouldn't have the impact.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:42 AM) : 

nice!! rawk.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:02 PM) : 

This gentleman looks marvelous, but fans are not just for fashion: it's HOT in Florence. Much more pleasant than air conditioning.


Anonymous la cervantina said ... (1:56 PM) : 

Gentlemen's fans are the height of practical elegance, in my view, and as Kate said we've had them forever in Spain. In precious wood and plain cloth, and small enough for a gentleman to carry in the top pocket of his summer jacket. They can still be bought in good fan stores like de Diego in Madrid. Large and decorated fans have always been a symbol of female authority; for men they are as uncouth as air conditioning, although at least they can be avoided.


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