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On the Street.....The Swagger, Milano


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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

On the Street.....The Swagger, Milano

Yes, I think a walk can have style.

Comments on "On the Street.....The Swagger, Milano"


Blogger bianka said ... (8:20 AM) : 

yeah, of course!
that looks really dandy. =)


Blogger CZYTAJ Z UST said ... (8:23 AM) : 

A secret contemplative stroller :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:27 AM) : 

Beautiful ascot, nice framing (blond women on the left, with the lighter images of the auto, trees and building on the right), but dislike the cigarette. His ascot matches his beard! And it's amusing seeing his gloves under his arm. I like how he has a few fingers in his pocket.


Blogger Style Scanner said ... (8:28 AM) : 

Leather gloves in the hankie pocket look nicely insouciant!


Blogger David C said ... (8:35 AM) : 

Mr. WIlliam Gilchrist, I presume? I remembered seeing him on the Dunhill video with Jude Law and noted him as a stylish gent. Then I saw him on this blog from time to time, and in a sunspel email. It's cool to be able to put a name to the gentleman, I would like to see his different costumes. One thing though: I only ever see him in a navy double breasted jacket with a silk scarf underneath! More please, Mr Gilchrist!


Blogger Gerald said ... (8:36 AM) : 

I love his expression, I love the scarf that brings out the whole feel...


Blogger Emilie said ... (8:39 AM) : 

I agree with you!


Blogger Jeanne Henriques said ... (8:42 AM) : 

I would love to know what is on his mind...great shot!

I definitely have a leaning towards your images of the older set.

There is something about seeing a life well lived that gets me every time...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:42 AM) : 

Mysterious and enigmatic .
I like this shot .


Blogger Diane said ... (8:43 AM) : 

Can't go wrong with that scarf ;)

This man is like a elegant version of Hank Moody (Californication)



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:46 AM) : 

wat a cool coat!


Blogger Unknown said ... (8:47 AM) : 

Love the whole look..even the cigarette despite not being a fan of smoking!!


Blogger The Shitty Astrologer said ... (8:52 AM) : 

That is one smart and stylish the scarf accent.


Blogger Heelsandcigarettes said ... (8:56 AM) : 

yes, and he has it!


Blogger The Concrete Commentator said ... (8:58 AM) : 

love the scarf


Blogger what dia like said ... (9:12 AM) : 

so bad boy, dangerous man:)


Blogger CW said ... (9:14 AM) : 

Nice touch with the gloves in the chest pocket. I wonder which company makes that short jacket which will look great on my son (I'm now too large for it to work on me). I do not like the muffler, but that is a matter of taste. OTOH, it may look better than whatever the gent has underneath.

Cigarette is not style accessories.


Blogger SabinePsynopsis said ... (9:16 AM) : 

Especially if it comes with great clothes like his. Really would like to have a closer look at his silk scarf...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:16 AM) : 

I think it's interesting that, for me, the older women and gentlemen seem to have the greatest sense of style, and/or they seem most comfortable in the clothes they're wearing. Perhaps with time comes a better sense of who and what you are, and who/what you aren't. The older genre just seem to have a much more natural flow to their style and it comes through beautifully.


Blogger Hazel said ... (9:18 AM) : 

A cross between Bob Geldof and my husband.


Blogger Alberto Castro said ... (9:43 AM) : 

That's my (+/-) daily look ^^


Blogger SimplyTara said ... (10:08 AM) : 

He exudes style. I love the ascot and the leather gloves in the pocket!


Blogger Connie @ SogniESorrisi said ... (10:09 AM) : 

Definitely. Such casual, elegant style. The gloves in the pocket are a nice natural touch.


Anonymous Nancy said ... (10:15 AM) : 

Though I don't feel this man is approachable by any means I love his style. The patterned scarf, the gloves in the breast pocket, the rumpled double breasted jacket, the cigarette — so easy, so incredibly cool.


Anonymous maggie said ... (10:15 AM) : 

He could be my grandfather, but still: I fell in love.


Blogger Unknown said ... (10:18 AM) : 

he's so elegant!


Blogger Smileyamy817 said ... (10:20 AM) : 

VERY dapper.
I especially love the scarf, hm I wonder where he go it...


Blogger Ostendaise said ... (10:26 AM) : 

Hot, hot, hot!!!
I do so wish non-smokers would keep their comments to themselves! This is the way it works guys... quite a number of Europeans (including myself) and non-Europeans too, I'm sure, have an intense love/hate relationship with their smokes. We know it's bad - really bad - and we tell ourselves regularly that we will stop the insanity, yet we love our smokes. So live and let live, please!


Blogger Unknown said ... (10:28 AM) : 

Hummm...What is he thinking????
Nice shot


Blogger ISÈY DUREE said ... (10:29 AM) : 

One of the best pictures ever!

In my opinion, style is actually not about clothing..although..good clothing helps! Style is about being somebody. Style is about people who have the courage to take a stand.

A man like this can wear almost anything and he'll still look great! It takes great observation skills as well as photography skills to capture this. Chapeau!


Blogger Gon said ... (10:36 AM) : 

Everything can have a style!



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:51 AM) : 

confidence gives style. Definitely. it might be on the walk, or mannerisms or whatever but it's not always about the clothes.

In fact, I think true style has nothing to do with clothes.


Anonymous ag said ... (10:56 AM) : 

Everything is perfect except that i would have ironed the jacket a bit more :D


Blogger Unknown said ... (11:28 AM) :!


Blogger Lulu said ... (11:36 AM) : 

so much style in just one snapshot... brilliant!


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

best picture i've seen here for far. The Lancia on the right and the way he holds the cigarette...its got that x factor...

great work


Blogger iida said ... (11:46 AM) : 

That scarf is just amazing. The pattern and colour and texture are all perfect. And the gloves add just the right feel.


Blogger FASHION SNAG said ... (11:49 AM) : 

Awesome walk! I love it and I also love the scarf/bib thing he is wearing. You got him in action in a great shot. xo


Blogger Anna Marie said ... (12:06 PM) : 

body language makes the outfit!


Blogger Unknown said ... (12:12 PM) : 

Yes, a walk is definitely quite a portion of a style...and this man really has a swagger...
and to reply to Gon yes everything can have a style×D


Anonymous fashionsdirtylaundry said ... (12:50 PM) : 

agree with CW-- love the gloves in the pocket.

you really captured a moment of him.


Anonymous coque said ... (12:53 PM) : 

I´m still wondering what´s the best thing of his look...

Maybe the gloves? Or the daring contrast all-in-black with the scarf? As you say, the walk? That way of smoke while walking and thinking? The double buttonned?

Who cares?!



Blogger bravegrrl said ... (1:12 PM) : 

a walk.
can totally have style.



Blogger Meg said ... (1:21 PM) : 

Lovely photo, altogether a brilliant look & loveliness, classic class.


Blogger Graham I. Haynes said ... (1:26 PM) : 

For sure... an attitude and an ascot.


Blogger Prutha Raithatha said ... (1:35 PM) : 

here comes the hot stepper!!


Anonymous Panache said ... (2:09 PM) : 

Love the gloves in his top pocket! He seems to have effortless style.


Blogger Baron-Münchhausen said ... (2:21 PM) : 

This image is worthy of an Impressionist brush, such as Édouard Manet. This man looks like Édouard Manet himself...


Blogger Soren Lorensen said ... (2:30 PM) : 

and I can tell by the way you walk that walk


Blogger Bell said ... (2:50 PM) : 

Lovely. I think this is very elegant gentleman, too natural style


Blogger Charles said ... (3:02 PM) : 

Completely agreed. I like the appearance of his swagger so much in the photograph because it is probably effortless. Poise cannot be forced.


Blogger JV said ... (3:23 PM) : 

That is a very cool look. As a guy just entering his 40s, it's nice to see middle-aged men wearing clothes that are both cool and age-appropriate.


Blogger Laurence John said ... (4:32 PM) : 

very short crumpled DB jacket... interesting. i think you've shot him before ?


Blogger Jack Daniel said ... (5:30 PM) : 

The walk is a part of the whole outfit.


Blogger BB said ... (5:30 PM) : 



Blogger Ivan McK said ... (6:08 PM) : 

I love the placement of his gloves...the walk says it all!!!



Anonymous Acc said ... (6:28 PM) : 

Love the buttons on the DB blazer. Would love to get my hands on one of those..


Blogger Graham Hutson said ... (7:09 PM) : 

The scarf looks good


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:37 PM) : 

A suit worn casually. That is a major achievement, I think, and usually done by Europeans or men in the fashion industry, although I suspect the latter spend a lot more time achieving insouciance.

If we average Americans can do it, the suit may yet come back into our daily wardrobe.


Blogger Joshua Logan said ... (9:23 PM) : 

Wow, amazing jacket and scarf but that double-breasted vest is something else; where does one find such things?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:23 PM) : 

Such a purposeful and well-edited look. He is perfect.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:25 PM) : 

He looks like my ex husband. Same walk, same hairline, even the cigarette.


Blogger apparellel said ... (9:36 PM) : 

sometimes it's all about how a person holds himself. he looks amazing with or without the swagger. wow!



Blogger ashley said ... (10:34 PM) : 

i agree! i've always admired a good walk or posture or stance.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:07 AM) : 

"On a morning from a Bogart movie,
in a country where they turn back time,
you go strolling through the crowd like Peter Lorre contemplating a crime..."

Al Stewart, Year of the Cat


Anonymous Runway Reviews said ... (12:26 AM) : 

with thoughts, it's the real life with dark garment


Anonymous Shoestring Traveler said ... (12:33 AM) : 

I love men in suggests confidence, which is attractive on every level.


Blogger Ashley Reese said ... (1:38 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:06 AM) : 

so european. amazing.


Blogger Unknown said ... (5:46 AM) : 

Such a stylish gentleman! italians do it better.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:22 AM) : 

This is a welcome relief from all the overdone, anorexic, leather-clad 'fashionistas' on blogs like Jak & Jil.


Blogger Unknown said ... (9:52 AM) : 

I love this man, he is so sexy and self-assured. What a perfectly put together outfit. A bit rumpled, but depending upon the fabrics, this cannot be helped. Love the scarf! And yes, my favorite line, I'd follow him home!


Anonymous Sabrina said ... (11:28 AM) : 

Smart, sexy and polite!!


Anonymous Anabelle said ... (12:21 PM) : 

He reminds me of Nine's Guido for sure!


Blogger Unknown said ... (12:44 PM) : 

This is Cool!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:53 PM) : 

Almost wish my husband starts smoking..and grow older


Blogger Sophisticated Misfit said ... (3:26 PM) : 

If there is one thing that keeps me smoking is the fact that it broadcasts far and wide my wishes to be disassociated with sportspeople.

Someone said the jacket should have been ironed... I couldn't think of doing anything worse to that artfully cut jacket which, inter alia, may have a linen component in its genetic makeup. If not, I call sprezzatura.

In these slovenly times of board shorts and flip-flops, and men hitting gyms to look like frogs, the gentleman is a genius. I can't fault it and I'm fiercely critical. Well done, Sir.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:51 PM) : 

He has such a distant look in his eyes, he's not at all aware of himself as being cool, he's simply confident. This shot just proves that style is not limited to the young. Also, please can the non-smoking comments-Europeans smoke, get over it, and they don't have as many hang-ups as Americans about a variety of things. It's part of their charm.


Blogger Rose said ... (3:37 AM) : 



Anonymous said ... (11:56 AM) : 

Love the gloves in the breast pocket - I'm gonna try that one - beats having the bulk in the hip pockets!



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:44 AM) : 

Ciao William. Looking good.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:21 PM) : 

Thats one William Gilchrist, London stylist extraordinaire who always nails a look.


Blogger Ron said ... (11:15 PM) : 

Scot: you have such a fetish for the gloves in the pocket thing.


Blogger Mr Sartorial said ... (12:39 AM) : 

only in Italy....


Anonymous Fritz L. Dale said ... (9:53 AM) : 

Reminds me of Charles Baudelaire.


Anonymous Golden Lovejoy said ... (7:25 AM) : 

It's a cliche - but I must say the Italians always win it in the style stakes - as evidenced by this marvelous blog and in particular this gent. Rarely is their style overdone as it is in New York and London particularly. However saying that; the Sartorialist, get yourself down to Savile Row. It's an oldie but still a goodie when wishing to spy some styling fellows.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:26 AM) : 

LOOKING Very chic and elegant. I wonder what's going through his mind? This how my future husband looks like.t's HIM...


Blogger Unknown said ... (11:47 AM) : 

I used your picture & the line from another post.



Anonymous Hannah said ... (8:15 AM) : 

He's wonderful. I love the seeming nonchalance of his attire, yet he's so deep in thought. Brilliant.


Blogger EDF said ... (12:54 PM) : 

Oh, very nice! I saw his more recent picture, Variation on a Theme. He really knows how to dress, this man. <3 And he looks a bit like my Drama teacher. But then again, my Drama teacher wears Spiderman and South Park ties and neon-colored socks ... all right then, maybe not such a strong resemblance.


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