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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Old Man Style....UES, Manhattan

Comments on "Old Man Style....UES, Manhattan"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:24 AM) : 

You know he has lived a full life! And that smile is his best accessory. Doesn't it say it all? Isn't his whole outfit in that smile?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:43 AM) : 

This gentleman reminds me so much of my late grandfather - who always looked dapper in his overcoat, gloves, hat, scarf tied just so, ... sigh ... you rarely see this kind of elegant style and grace these days. Thanks Scott - this picture is as good as Proust's madelines as a catalyst for bringing back wonderful memories.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:53 AM) : 

No mistaking this man for a bum or homeless person.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:58 AM) : 

Wow. Talk about an elegant gentleman.

FYI: Love your page in GQ.


Blogger Butch said ... (10:16 AM) : 

This couldn't be better--the coat is superb, and there's even a pocket square in place.

A (modest) proposal: we ditch the phrase "old man's style," which implies that this category of dressing belongs to only one segment of the population. In fact, it belongs to--and should should be emulated by--all.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:24 AM) : 

Speaking of an old man's style... Do you think no-vent suits are old-style? Recently bought a suit (loved the fabric and all) which was originally two-vent but had to tailor it to make no-vent... Feels kind of weird as I've never worn no-vent suits...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:33 AM) : 

speaking of an old man's style, do you think no-vent suits are old-style? I recently bought a suit (loved the fabric and all) but it had to be tweaked and made no-vent (originally it was two-vent). feels kind of weird as I've never worn no-vent suits...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:02 PM) : 

Great and timeless style! And his smile can make your day!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:09 PM) : 

Papy sexy.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:33 PM) : 

I cringe every time I see that "Old Man" Style heading.
I think "Style" without the age qualifier would do just fine.


Blogger in defense of retail therapy said ... (12:49 PM) : 

adopting him. totally adopting him.


Blogger Alice Olive said ... (12:57 PM) : 

I agree with anon at 8.24 - his smile is his best accessory! An elegant gentleman!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:29 PM) : 

A real Gentleman. With a capital G.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:42 PM) : 

I agree with Anonymous who said that he cringed at the term 'old man style'. No ageism please = your photographs prove that style crosses the age frontiers.

Having said that, most photographs are of the young. As a sixty-plus woman who is passionate about style, let's have many more cross-generational photos - stylish older women are out there, it's is just that at the moment you are not tuned into them (exept occasionally).


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:43 PM) : 

Going against the grain i'm gonna say the coat is too long. But then that's the case with 95% of men's overcoats- i'll never understand why so many men want a coat that looks like a dress...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:40 PM) : 

anon 11:33- Most suits from the 30-50's had no vents.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:41 PM) : 

So what do you do if someone doesn't want a photo taken, do you just walk away or do you take the photo anyway?

just wondering!

Also thank you for taking fashion out of corporate magazine and elite design companies and back to the streets, where it really is created isn't it?!!


Blogger ken said ... (3:19 PM) : 

What do we think of the length of his trousers?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:14 PM) : 

I'm intrigued by how long his pants are. He's got quite a break going there. But I like it, I'm not buying into this Thom Browne capri nonsense.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:33 PM) : 

I see the term "old man style" not so much meaning "this is what old guys wear", but showing a particular approach to style and dressing that earlier generations had and we seem to have lost. For example, every photo I've seen on this blog with a guy wearing a hat, it seems to me that he made a conscious decision to wear the hat, EXCEPT in the case of the old dudes who weart the hat because they just do, and they wear it much more naturally.

Oh, and the question about unvented suits ... I personally love them but I know that right now they're about as "in" as stonewash jeans and legwarmers. But done right, they give the best sillouette of any suit ... check out all those old-time Hollywood movies, where ventless suits were almost mandatory because they looked so good. (Just don't get the jacket too tight, or you get a wierd "bum-hug" look.)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:54 PM) : 

Apparently most of you people haven't been to a small town Methodist church service in the winter. A good number of senior gentlemen are as dapper looking as this man.


Blogger The Pedantic Prick said ... (6:15 PM) : 

Sart seems to have a bizarre fondness for old men in enormous, ill-fitting coats. At least this one isn't wearing a hideous girly backpack.


Blogger The Sartorialist said ... (7:13 PM) : 

to Anon 2:41

If someone doesn't want their picture taken I say thanks and walk away.

I figure it is just part of the job - Everything is going so good right now I'm not gonna mess up my karma by taking pictures I shouldn't


Blogger The Sartorialist said ... (7:19 PM) : 

I mean "old man style" in a very affectionate way.

Men of the older generation just do have a different way of dressing and i think that is great - that is why I try to highlight it on The Sartorialist

Again I think I show a very wide range of styles, ages, races and income levels on my blog - more than any magazine I can think of so lets not get over pc about this.


Blogger The Sartorialist said ... (7:33 PM) : 

Anon 1:42

Sorry but this pisses me off a little bit.

On my front page right now i have 4 posts that highlight women over 40 - not because I'm doing some special "Age" issue but because i saw them and thought they looked great,

what more can I do?

I think a lot of young people are learning great things from the older people I have posted on my blog (I'm proud of that) but can't older people learn something from the younger generation? Don't be so literal, if look at things in a more abstract and inspirational way and you will get so much more out of this blog.

sorry, rant over


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:13 PM) : 

i think this picture embodies why i and maybe so many other people love The Satorialist. It's because of the smiles on the people's faces when they are photographed.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:29 PM) : 

the best part of the outfit is the black under the coat, black pants, black shoes, and black gloves. it creates a neat effect with the grey coat


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:32 PM) : 

Hm, maybe the reason people feel that older men and women are underrepresented is because the pictures of them don´t pop the same way. Our instincts don´t react by sorting them into competition or possible conquests, and thus they don´t get as much attention


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:23 PM) : 

Lovely looking man and happy photograph, but isn't the coat too baggy?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:31 PM) : 

Elegance, style, joy at any age!


Blogger marie said ... (11:15 PM) : 

He looks just like my grandfather, whom I miss dearly. :(


Blogger DK said ... (11:26 PM) : 


I don't think the coat is too baggy. When one reaches a certain age, one must allow themselves a bit of "room to grow". My friend here probably won't be hitting Gold's on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to keep himself in a pair of skinny jeans.

This is his style, not an ill attempt at what seems to be the modern trend.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:40 PM) : 

Sart - I found your blog a couple weeks ago and it's now part of my daily blog reading...thank you for the wonderful photos and examples of different kinds of personal style found on streets around the world.

With regards to showing more "stylish older women" on your pages I read the original post as to mean more women closer to the posters age - over 60, not over 40.

You have a nice mix of people and ages but I think the idea of "women over 40" as falling in the same category as the gentleman in Old Man Style to be off base.

Just my two cents.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:47 PM) : 

Not only do I love the style, I love the picture as a whole. There is a very warm feeling with the light illuminating from the storefront window. The light is a perfect representation of the afternoon sun setting in the late fall/winter. I feel like this gentlemen is on his way to grab an "Old Fashioned" at a sophisticated lounge, hotel bar or restaurant.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:41 AM) : 

A wonderful look. ... and another coat pocket-square! Well, for me this settles that issue for all time -- of course, a pocket square on a coat accents things so beautifully!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:45 AM) : 

What's the deal with the complaints about the overcoat? It's a traditional overcoat in a traditional fit. It doesn't look like a dress; it looks like an overcoat.


Blogger Max said ... (12:59 AM) : 

Men's overcoats are supposed to be larger cut in general to accommodate the suit underneath. This one fits him fine; there are no wrinkles in the torso to suggest it's too big or too small.

The accessories here are gorgeous. The pocket square and scarf really play off each other while that portfolio is just elegant.


Blogger The Vintagent said ... (2:10 AM) : 

I'm shocked that no one has mentioned the pocket square in his overcoat! We had a discussion about this a few weeks ago; our 'old man with style' shows that it works!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:29 AM) : 

Yes that's what's so interesting about seeing 'old' and youth dressed as they really are. Although some youth think anyone over 30 is old, so we don't see this range in magazines or ad campaigns that much.

thank you


Blogger ageez said ... (11:33 AM) : 

i love old man style! i wish we could see more of it. i like that some "gentlemen of a certain age" haven't forgotten what fun it is to dress well.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:50 PM) : 

pssh, what makes this blog stand out from not only fashion magazines, but also street style blogs, is its eclectic nature. take a look at some of the others - they're all 25 year old hipsters wearing what ranges from tacky to cute, but all the same. i think sart brings about the character of nyc and the wonderfully imaganitive style of its residents.

also, i'd venture to say even young men can have old man style, but sadly, most are not so lucky.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:53 PM) : 

Sart, please keep taking pictures of whomever you want, without countng up how many pictures of this type and that type of person you're shooting ... and if no older ladies catch your eye for a while, then so be it.

Just thought I'd let you know that I'm with you on your response to Anon 1.42.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:35 PM) : 

It may be "old man" but I am just 50 which is probably totally ancient, but I try to emulate this look in the winter. Love it. Love it.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:43 AM) : 

isn't he morly shafer from 60 minutes? Anyone agree?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:32 AM) : 

What a charming gentleman! So sparkly and beautifully dressed. They just don't make them like they used to!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:35 PM) : 

This man has some serious business. How gangster of him.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:57 AM) : 

Now this is a man that just screams style. Love the touch of blue!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:41 PM) : 

Very sleek! . . Daddy Warbucks!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:48 AM) : 

I want to give this guy a hug! Theres something about him that I love.. I think it's the smile. First time I've been on your blog, its amazing!


Blogger biglakestyle said ... (2:00 PM) : 

Loved it and so agree about the black; just not sure about the "old man's style" comment; do you also use the phrase "old women's style" ? Sorry nothing PC intended, just the reality in which we live; stop 100 people under 30 on the street and ask them what comes to mind.


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