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On the Street....Outside Old England, Paris


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Monday, January 26, 2009

On the Street....Outside Old England, Paris

Comments on "On the Street....Outside Old England, Paris"


Blogger Anne Corrons said ... (8:41 AM) : 

Love Old England in Paris. When I come there, I feel like being in London! So British...


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

So charming.

For a younger gentleman it's hard to wear a hat like that without just seeming like a poser/hipster.



Blogger Suze said ... (8:53 AM) : 

He looks as though he's just walked out of a 1950's race course, and should have a copy of the Racing Post tucked under his arm.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:55 AM) : 

Immaculate style! i love the different shades of brown, the gentleman's beautifully polished shoes, his hat. the coat is terrific. Seeing someone dressed as well as this lifts one's spirits. Great photo and post, thank you Sart.


Blogger LivingGolden said ... (8:59 AM) : 

Doesn't he look like one of those gentlemen with a million stories from his youth. Love the hat & shoes.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:04 AM) : 



Blogger Evelyn said ... (9:15 AM) : 

this picture is great!
The outfit on this gentleman is very English!! timeless classics!


Blogger Kim said ... (9:21 AM) : 

What a great look. Right out of the 40's?? What's not to love in Paris...


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

gotta love the glasses.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:36 AM) : 

Amazing how smoothly he does it, the coat only partly buttoned, the hat cocked just so. Magnificent!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:46 AM) : 

Amazing glasses! And it's interesting how he's only done up the second button of his coat and none of the others.. Parisian style, so nautral.. love it.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:49 AM) : 

A perfect Parisian type right down to the monkstrap shoes. The monkstrap is more popular in France than any other country as far as I can tell based on personal observation. The pants are a bit tube like for my taste but I realize this a popular modern look even it destroys the concept of drape which is what stylish mens pants are all about. Love the scarf and the Gaullois. The French have tried to ban smoking in restaurants and bars but they are already backing off basically because no one is paying the least attention. Vive le difference.


Blogger diane said ... (9:52 AM) : 

Very handsome, he reminds me of the early 40's.


Blogger Ondrej.Rucka said ... (9:56 AM) : 

I really need hat like that.


Blogger Ondrej.Rucka said ... (9:56 AM) : 

I really need hat like that.


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

nice le corbusier glasses!


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

A hat is not a hat until it´s tilted - how true! I appreciate the perfect shine of his shoes and his smile. There is hurt in his eyes behind that smile, though.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:46 AM) : 

This is the kind of man who could easily woo a lover 30 years his junior. Classic yet personal, casual yet alluring.

Atreasuryof, unfortunately I have to agree with you; perhaps because this sort of elegance is earned?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:57 AM) : 

COOL!!!! Nice picture of the man.


Blogger Nikki - - Monomestile - - said ... (11:18 AM) : 

all I can think is, shoes= something of a fairytale where old men have their shoes shined and ladies always curl their hair.


Blogger Jenn said ... (11:25 AM) : 

very distinguished, i like


Blogger ricola said ... (11:29 AM) : 

I am really loving all this camel everywhere.


Blogger Emily said ... (12:04 PM) : 

I wish my grandpa looked like this!! I love his glasses


Blogger green lantern said ... (12:19 PM) : 

HIS SHOES !!! Structured, toe-perfect, shined, foot fitted, color-to-die-for, period!


Blogger Jack Daniel said ... (12:31 PM) : 

this is just classic stuff!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:34 PM) : 

The trick is: I'm not sure this gentleman spent many minutes in front of his mirror before to go out... (A bit like the Italian gentleman on September 25th) Nicely done... and nicely shot, as usual.


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

makes me wish i lived in paris for some reason


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:58 PM) : 

I'd like to be as cool as this when I'm older, minus the cigarette! if i can stop smoking by then!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:06 PM) : 

Windows like those in O'Brien's or Roberts' example would have been great.

sorry about the "would'a, could'a, should'a"...


Blogger Duchesse said ... (1:15 PM) : 

So many men in North America will buy a hat and just plunk it squarely on. This gentleman has been WEARING hats for years, knows shape, crease, tilt attitude; the many dimensions of a well-placed hat.

Great portrait!


Blogger dani said ... (1:18 PM) : 

Love the scarf, hat and glasses combo. Timeless. His expression is so 'F*ck you!' Reminds me of my grandpa.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:21 PM) : 

this guy remembers me Brat pitt in Beijamin Button.


Blogger Bedlam said ... (1:30 PM) : 

this look is great!!! perfect coat, pants, and shoes. I like this


Blogger STUDIOPHOTO1 said ... (1:39 PM) : 

nice look , remind me Henri Miller,it could be during "jours tranquille à Clichy" with Anaïs Nin....
I love the well cleaned and shined shoes...


Blogger Lieutenant Glahn said ... (1:45 PM) : 

He has a Henry Miller vibe going for him. That's never a bad thing.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:46 PM) : 

I am helplessly and hopelessly addicted to your blog now.

Are you happy?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:51 PM) : 

Anyone know where the coat comes from?


Blogger Theresa said ... (1:52 PM) : 

aww I love this photo!! it's very powerful and the man looks very very likeable :)


Blogger Laguna Beach Fogey said ... (2:04 PM) : 

Magnifique, Sart! The angle of this young gent's chisel-toed monkstrap shoes does it for me. That, and his tortoise shell specs and cigarette. Simply beautiful.


Blogger Hanna Motta Costa said ... (2:10 PM) : 



Blogger Mattis said ... (2:14 PM) : 

Old people with style is the best.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:22 PM) : 

For me its French style. Take away the glasses and the co-ordination of the scarf and coat and then perhaps its British but those small round glasses and the planned are very old french artisan/writer to me.
Just a thought.... :)


Blogger enb said ... (3:03 PM) : 

the shoes are what really sells it to me.
Great selections-


Blogger Unknown said ... (3:11 PM) : 

He looks splendid.


Blogger alegna said ... (3:38 PM) : 

For me, I'm not a fan of the coat itself. It's the lift of the collar, the scarf---the scarf is perfect, the tilt of the hat, the shoes are immaculate and even the way he is holding his cigarette.


Blogger Kay said ... (3:39 PM) : 

If he was puffing on a pipe instead this would be perfect.
I love how he has done his coat collar and scarf


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:59 PM) : 

Henry Miller all the way. Bravo!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:06 PM) : 

I didn't even have to look at the title to know he was from Old England, a great style to match the outfit.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:12 PM) : 

Goodness, Mr. Sartorialist! You are on a tear! These past couple of weeks of pics are really lovely.


Blogger STUDIOPHOTO1 said ... (5:37 PM) : 

^could be Georges Simenon, the Belgian writter, with so many wifes and mistress, he had the same look.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:49 PM) : 

A yes, I must agree with Kay. I was a little uncomfortable with the cigarette but couldn't say why... now you have helped me! A pipe is the answer! Then he would look just like my dear old grandpapa.

Perhaps we could also furnish him with a well-travelled leather bag, in which to put all the items he currently has in his coat pockets.

On second thoughts, perhaps I won't give him the pipe and bag because then I would also have to give him a hug and ask him "grandpa, where have you been hiding all these years?"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:00 PM) : 

How wonderful that this is shot outside Old England as you know this shop is the epitome of English style
a seclection of everything of quality from London available in Paris but put together in that Continental interpretation that makes a national style chic.The portait of the genteleman is so apt as he seems to be the type of customer of OE who simply shops no other place.Wonderful contrast very much Cartier Bresson


Blogger brooke said ... (7:28 PM) : 

amazing, charming, perfect. (addicted!!)

<3 brooke


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:32 PM) : 

I'm 23 and I wanna dress just like this gentleman when I'm 50...
And I'm French btw...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:27 PM) : 

Love it!


Blogger Lia Martins said ... (9:29 PM) : 

So classy... He could be a character of an Oscar Wilde's story. His elegance, his classic colours, his allure... And all in the picture seem to be perfectly integrated, like the books in his arms, the leafs in the ground, the trees behind...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:46 PM) : 

Wow... he looks just like the late Henry Miller.


Blogger Candace said ... (10:50 PM) : 

Nice crisp hat...and he kinda has Stephen Spielberg glasses.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:55 PM) : 

Oh, to age so well and remain tirelessly and effortless chic.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:19 PM) : 

He unknowingly, or not, makes a great argument against a fitted overcoat.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:19 PM) : 

Great shoes. Are they burgundy in colour?


Blogger SparkleQueen said ... (11:50 PM) : 

Stunning photo!!!!


Blogger f. said ... (4:15 AM) : 

what a charming old man. It look's like the potuguese poet Fernando Pessoa, if you search in the net you ill find photos from the poet dreassing like this gentleman. in spit of the mustache.
sorry for my english.


Blogger Dan in Richmond said ... (8:28 AM) : 

I'm not a fan of the coat although I know I'm comparing it to the current fitted style. It seems a bit large and rumpled while everything else is just-so. Those are the perfect glasses for his face!


Blogger Emme A said ... (8:35 AM) : 

James Joyce ? Or Samuel Beckett ? THAT kind of elegance...


Blogger The Clever Pup said ... (9:29 AM) : 

studio photo one - You are so correct. I thought immediately of Georges Simenon. Just needs a pipe.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:50 AM) : 

He looks wonderful, I love the monochromatic look and his look of confidence.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:50 AM) : 

He looks wonderful, I love the monochromatic look and his look of confidence.


Blogger Love + Cake said ... (12:50 PM) : 

Is it just me, or does that look like Bruce Willis?

Love the shoes, though...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:49 PM) : 

I find it interesting, that no one has a problem with this stylish gentleman smoking, but seemed to have a problem with the young lady smoking, in the previous photo. Does this have to do with age, sex, or both?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:52 PM) : 

What is Noel Coward doing in Paris?


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

This photo makes me want to hear his voice; although no matter his accent I fear I'd die on the spot from an overdose of charm. Would he shake my hand or would he kiss it? He is the bee's knees.


Blogger The Awakened Heart said ... (6:28 PM) : 

Oh my God, it's Arvin Sloane from Alias!


Blogger eloise in berlin said ... (9:16 AM) : 

Henry Miller lives on...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:38 PM) : 

stylish old men. fantastic.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:41 PM) : 

Amazing shoes. Great hat and glasses. Oversized coat makes him look small and weak. The pants are obviously fitted why not the coat.


Blogger Vol Freak said ... (10:52 PM) : 

Exactly the look I'd have at that age. I definately get the Henry Miller comparison...also a bit of William S. Burroughs.


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

perfection. i bet people buy him drinks all the time just to hear his great stories.


Blogger Anya said ... (6:39 AM) : 

Lovin the look in his eyes..and ofcourse his attitude..


Blogger Joy Mars said ... (11:33 PM) : 

I don't mind the cigarette.


Blogger elegancemaison said ... (3:35 PM) : 

This man is FRENCH. Full of charm,and handsomely dressed but French. No Englishman of any generation ever dressed like this. The hat, the scarf, the coat, the trousers and the shoes - no, nay, never. Left of centre, sorry. But oh, if only Englishmen could, then I would have married one. (Don't tell my Scottish husband.)


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

George Burns! Where have you been?
He is comfortable. He could take care of me.


Anonymous Ljerka-Susanna-Lukic said ... (2:59 PM) : 



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