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Monday, August 10, 2009

On the Street....The Man, Milan

It's his world and we are just his subjects.

Comments on "On the Street....The Man, Milan"


Blogger TheresaT said ... (11:00 AM) : 

love the way he frowns. goes with the hair well and adds a bit of flavor to the entire outfit


Blogger David said ... (11:01 AM) : 

By turns ridiculous and wonderful


Blogger J.G.B.D. said ... (11:04 AM) : 

I'm not that much into it.


Anonymous Emma Howard said ... (11:04 AM) : 

Man in the middle has beautiful bone structure and grooming.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:06 AM) : 

oh!!! 1st!??
that's so elegant..
i love this blog so so so much!!
Konie from China


Anonymous LFVintage said ... (11:06 AM) : 

I love pictures of older individuals, it always gives me somthing to look forward to. I wish I'll grow old so gracefully and still love fashion.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:12 AM) : 

Love, love , love this character.
Who is he? where is he going?
Is he a clown on holiday?
What melancholy humor can there be in that
book he holds?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:14 AM) : 

He is such a character - or caricature! From his flyaway hair, to his tie sticking out below the sweater, to the rolled up pants! The effect of his light colored suit against the bright blue and red sign, with the background washed out, is very nice.


Blogger Clarissa said ... (11:15 AM) : 



Blogger A La Mode said ... (11:18 AM) : 

Love the creepers with that suit!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:20 AM) : 

looks like the crew from cirque du soleil leaving work


Anonymous madeinlondon said ... (11:23 AM) : 

i love his shoes! they look so comfortable too.


Blogger vbd said ... (11:24 AM) : 

it made me think of the munckins in the wizard of oz, in a good funny way


Blogger hc said ... (11:28 AM) : 

the intended(?) frumpiness of it all is what makes it brilliant.


Anonymous Antonio Barros said ... (11:30 AM) : 

Just take a look at his shoes!!!


Blogger catinanemptyapartment said ... (11:35 AM) : 

love him, esp the hair.


Blogger Carolina Yuka said ... (11:37 AM) : 

Cool. For me he kind of looks like an... Umpaloompa.


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

Love his creepers! Wouldn't think a guy that age could pull off wearing a chunky pair like that, but he certainly does.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:49 AM) : 

He looks like the brain, from Pinky and the Brain. Maybe he is ruling the world right now.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:52 AM) : 

The creepers are such a great little thing aren't they? I agree, that man lives in a world of his own, i just think how would another person would look with that same outfit, put that in the body of a model (sans the creepers) and you'd get a killer look.


Blogger J.Teheren said ... (11:58 AM) : 

his nonchalance is key to the look. he is aware without appearing to be. awesome!!!


Blogger Klever Girl said ... (11:59 AM) : 

Is it me, or does this look like THE wizzard of oz? :D excellent. I find it interesting that he is short, yet plays with high waters...


Blogger Singapore Short Stories said ... (12:02 PM) : 

The man looks so cool :)


Blogger Unknown said ... (12:03 PM) : 

Thank you for this beautiful shot.


Blogger Cristi Silva said ... (12:16 PM) : 

YEAHHH Grampa is wearing Doc Wingtips!!!! SO RAD!!


Blogger Arushi Khosla said ... (12:30 PM) : 

@Klever Girl- You're right! It does ;)


Blogger kayang said ... (12:33 PM) : 

I like him, and I like the men in background too.


Blogger Neezy said ... (12:41 PM) : 

Love this so much...


Blogger NL. said ... (12:46 PM) : 

Beautiful mess.


Blogger Unknown said ... (12:48 PM) : 

The shoes caught my eye... wonder what people think about platforms for guys -- coming back?


Anonymous yellowRose said ... (12:51 PM) : 

he looks like a grumpy Mr.Pinkwistle


Blogger Jorge from W Palm Beach said ... (12:57 PM) : 

The madras of the tie and the heavy fabric of the vest make a great juxtaposition, and the vest anchors the solid suit and the colorful tie. I would never try this outfit myself, but I think it is brilliant! Jorge from WPB


Blogger lenmeister said ... (1:14 PM) : 

Can't believe he's walking hand on hips lol I love it!! HAIL The Man of Milan!!


Anonymous Leftidopterist said ... (1:23 PM) : 

yes! i was trying to think of what cartoon character he resembles and i was thinking something Dr. Seuss-ish (maybe the grinch??), but The Brain from Pinky and the Brain, is an excellent call!


Blogger Joan said ... (1:30 PM) : 

His creepers just about blew my ming!


Blogger TMFA said ... (1:30 PM) : 

I like the colour of his jacket and pants a lot.


Anonymous style odyssey said ... (1:45 PM) : 

wonderfully off-beat. his unique style is a delight!


Blogger american dream said ... (2:05 PM) : 



Anonymous Pedro Herrero. said ... (2:28 PM) : 

Sure it is... creepers, smoking, chinos, vest and tie... stylish.

198, Butterfly: Fashion, Design and Architecture:



Anonymous Gerardo said ... (2:44 PM) : 

It's all about wearing what you like and feeling good in your own "skin".
Great pic. Made me smile.
"A la meirda con el mundo"
- Mi Padrino Henry


Blogger Unknown said ... (2:45 PM) : 

I'm gonna repeat a few people here when I say how much I am digging the creepers. They really make the look.


Anonymous Gerardo said ... (2:48 PM) : 

"A la mierda con el mundo"
Great pic, made me smile.


Blogger Ko said ... (4:22 PM) : 

He is one of survivor from 70s UK punk age.


Anonymous Anna said ... (4:27 PM) : 

what a superb homo sapien! i'm IN LOVE with the hand-on-hip walk. TERRIFIC! one of my favorite shots of yours


Blogger Nick Leonard said ... (4:40 PM) : 

I love his creepers!


Blogger Pearl Westwood said ... (4:47 PM) : 

I like his shoes, they are proper stomping shoes and he sure looks ready to so some stomping!


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

If nothing else, it is interesting. Though I suspect there's something there worth gleaning.


Blogger Passport Foodie said ... (5:12 PM) : 

I have some short friends that would love those shoes.

Personally, I'd wear the tie.

Passport Foodie


Blogger This is Jade FM said ... (5:18 PM) : 

a fashionist old man ;)
do you live in milan?
please reply :)


Blogger Unknown said ... (5:26 PM) : 

I guess it takes all kinds of opinions. I dont like the look at all.

The shoes are something I wore in the 70's uhg


Anonymous Jeremy said ... (5:52 PM) : 

The quirks are debatable of course, and I actually dig it for the most part. The shoes on the other hand are sinful.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:44 PM) : 

Don't you love the eccentricity ? This guy must be a creative, maybe an architect, writer or artist.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:52 PM) : 

little man with heels !
But I find this character really mysterious and whimsical ! A sartorialist in short !


Blogger Unknown said ... (7:04 PM) : 

perfect combination.


Blogger Seth Dalby said ... (7:43 PM) : 

This is one of my favorite of all your shots. This imperious little man has great style made more interesting, I think, by his incongruous head. Where do you think he's rushing off to? What's in the book? What's he all worked up about? What a great image.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:10 PM) : 

He is japanese editor.


Blogger Scott W said ... (8:15 PM) : 

I like the shoe proportion.


Blogger Mod Paul said ... (8:59 PM) : 

That cat always cracks me up. I swear I had those same Creepers he has on back in 1981-82. But really he's a bit toned down in that shot. No color this time HUMM...


Blogger Joy Mars said ... (10:02 PM) : 

All three gents are of interest.

I especially like the bright green clam-diggers with what looks like a plaid tie.


Blogger Rafe New York said ... (10:04 PM) : 

I love that he's wearing brothel creepers with this suit!


Blogger DENNI said ... (11:04 PM) : 




Blogger Crest said ... (11:04 PM) : 

Freakishly brilliant.
Dressed to kill and forgot about it.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:31 PM) : 

If you look at the last few shots the older people are so interesting, genuine and authentic. Can't wait to get there, they inspire. At the same time are pictures of those just starting their journey. Now I'm going to go find out who Mr. Pinkwistle is.


Blogger hi-d said ... (11:42 PM) : 

He looks like a Scholar!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:04 AM) : 

Is the sign in back of him saying "Don't do this at home, kids!"? :)


Blogger Unknown said ... (12:27 AM) : 

I've noticed in all the photos I've seen of him here (and elsewhere) that he's always striding purposefully. It adds a lot to the total look.


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

brothel creepers, not so much. green pedal pushers and the mint shirt in the background - yes.


Blogger Mr Brown said ... (3:16 AM) : 




Anonymous Theo said ... (3:33 AM) : 

I want this entire outfit and along with it to spend a day with this gent. Is he a designer? at the very least he has an excellent tailor. I love that he is doing all the things that us shorter fellow are told not to do:
cuffed pants
high waist
short square vests
colours that break up the line of the body

and yet he stand far taller and will gather far more compliments than the tallest man.


Blogger Umutoni-darla said ... (6:04 AM) : 

If clothes could tell what a man thought. He seems so far from present time.

Love the blog! awesome pics and incredible style.


Blogger Umutoni-darla said ... (6:11 AM) : 

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Blogger sofiasophie said ... (7:13 AM) : 

"It's his world and we are just his subjects."
I love the comment....

actually the pic is very interesting: who is that odd man? where is he going and above all, with that strange look; what the hell is he thinking of?

bravo pour la photo!


Blogger © osma said ... (8:00 AM) : 

Love this blog, and the fact that you´re showing stylish people in every ages! Niiiice work!


Blogger Stephanie said ... (8:35 AM) : 

Oh, this modern day Napoleon Bonaparte incarnate...

I think I may be in love.


Anonymous holly said ... (9:09 AM) : 

Looks like he rolled up his pants to put focus on his great shoes.I like an added touch of uniqueness


Blogger sarnaa archie said ... (11:14 AM) : 

Mad scientist. I like what he's holding. Is that his work documents? His notebook. It makes an interesting accessory. Always what they're holding makes for an interesting accessory.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:23 AM) : 

Mr.Pinkwhistle is a little ''brownie'' a term used by his creator - authour Enid Blyton for a grop of magical people. Mr.Pinkwhistle was depicted in the old drawings as a little man with pointy ears and short trousers and fantastic shoes...

he was a benign creature who often helped good little children or taught naughty ones a lesson. The adventures of Mr.Pinkwhistle was one of the first books i bought from a second hand bookshop with my dad in england. as a little girl, he always used to scare me a bit though, going round peeping into children's windows....

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Blogger La Yeoja said ... (12:20 PM) : 

Your comment is exactly what I was thinking. This type of person isn't very common in streets. It's him & the others. He's very elegant.


Blogger Unknown said ... (4:49 PM) : 

this is beautiful
you don't just capture beautiful images, you manage to capture the emotions in their eyes and expressions.
every day people, always intriguing emotions.


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

"Hmm. I want to follow the fashions, but my pants fit correctly! What can I do? Wait...roll them up!"


Blogger Cal at Northern Sky Knitting said ... (6:59 AM) : 

Godthose Italians can dress...even,as i imagine this guy to have done, just grabbing the fist thing and throwing it on...and yes maybe this is why their look is so,well,non-look.every single person has their own style and this is what appeals to me about the Italiani.


Blogger yui said ... (10:14 AM) : 

omg yeah he looks like the labratory mouse that overtakes the world....
the pinky, the pinky and the brain brain brain brain....


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:34 PM) : 

The two gentlemen behind him also seem to demand attention from the lens. Ahh, were the rest of the world this colorful and dynamic.....


Blogger Unknown said ... (4:46 PM) : 

He looks just like Truman Capote's O. J Berman at the Breakfast at Tiffany's!!the same shoes, clothes...marvelous


Anonymous Anna Tsurkan said ... (2:02 AM) : 

I can say truly and honestly, that after looking at your images I have started noticing details in mensnfashion on the streets on London... Im talking about not british, but complete foreigners..
on these occasions I wish I had my camera with me, and sometimes I wish I had more guts to come over and ask to take their picture.. - because most times it happens when Im travelling on the tube...


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

Wacky...not in a good way. He put a lot of thought into putting together a look where each piece is assembled in a totality of unharmonious proportion.


Anonymous bird of light said ... (5:10 AM) : 

I would be forgiven for thinking he didn't care too much about fashion, for fashions sake.. While, his checked tie belies a sardonic sense of humor.. I think he knows where he's going! - p.s. nice, city-chic pic of mature folk. We are one.


Blogger OldBaltimoreVintage said ... (10:46 AM) : 

I love creepers, can't help myself


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:33 PM) : 

He needs platforms to properly be amongst his subjects.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:10 AM) : 

so happy to see a guy wearing socks with his shoes.. finally! he is rather rad too :D


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:19 AM) : 

i know that he is very famous people. but i don't know him.
what is his name??


Blogger Little Lovables said ... (9:17 AM) : 

brilliantly sculpted together! perfect timing on the shot


Blogger stuart matz said ... (5:45 PM) : 

Love the Creepers!!! best shoes ever and making a comback


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:33 AM) : 

I wouldn't be surprised if this photo ends up on one of Thom Browne's inspiration boards...I think it's cool.


Blogger erin nuts said ... (3:53 PM) : 

first thought: mad hatter.


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

he walks with total confidence, with not a care in the world!


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

Do you think he knows he is being fashionable? Maybe he is a little bit eccentric....


Blogger Mundos & Profundos said ... (3:31 PM) : 

He's Mr. H. Suzuki, Editor-in-Chief of ENGINE magazine, Japan. Also known for his eccentric looks. Nice to see him here at the Sartorialist.


Blogger Pricciao said ... (1:07 AM) : 

He is an editor of a car magazine?
That's interesting!
No wander he becomes the editor-i-chief of a japanese magazing like vogue homme or GQ.
The black vest brings out the delicacy, so gorgeous.


Blogger andrea said ... (11:22 AM) : 

This is one of my favorites ever!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:08 PM) : 

The first thing i thought was: wow, he's an hobbit. but with wonderful clothes. :)


Anonymous Evan Ralston said ... (5:26 AM) : 

This is excellent. A movie or ad campaign or something should be based on this. A man of his own world who likes what he likes. Tredair might be interested.



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

i love this man, i think he says, bow at my feet or i don't know what i'll do . impression impressions . i love your photography. your love shines through.


Anonymous Jan Jansen said ... (1:03 PM) : 

I am not impressed.. could be more crazy


Blogger heather said ... (12:30 AM) : 

Slick, uncomplicated, haphazzard with intention. Looks like another easy dress day for him. But comes off as creative style.


Anonymous CMc said ... (10:32 AM) : 

my favourite of all time. i think its the caption that follows, gets me every time.


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