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Monday, February 14, 2011

On the Street....Caftan and Coat, Paris

I love what Robert has been doing lately mixing caftans with tradition overcoats. Robert is ultra chic almost specifically because what he does is so subtle.

Comments on "On the Street....Caftan and Coat, Paris"


Blogger Beautycountry said ... (4:26 PM) : 

So freakin' cool!!!



Blogger beba said ... (4:29 PM) : 

He seems so lovely and wise (:

Peace and love!


Blogger tiffany. said ... (4:29 PM) : 

yeah that guy is awesome!



Anonymous Maryanne said ... (4:30 PM) : 

very elegant & dapper gentleman.


Blogger Coco said ... (4:33 PM) : 



Blogger Beverly Bohan said ... (4:35 PM) : 

Amazing. Just amazing.


Blogger Lisa said ... (4:35 PM) : 

I'm from Germany, so sorry for my English...

He is so cute with his long beard and his Iphone :D
I like his jackets - both of them!
They match his type.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:38 PM) : 

i love this post so much!.))*


Anonymous mll mag said ... (4:40 PM) : 

beautiful pics ;))


Blogger Cristy and Duda said ... (4:40 PM) : 

What a polished look, love these photos


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:43 PM) : 

I do like this unique look. He wears it well with classy written all over it.


Anonymous Melanie said ... (4:43 PM) : 

Exquisite, the color palette and the details in the first picture are very refined. Inspiring, even for women.


Blogger syd vicious said ... (4:44 PM) : 

I like the detail on the first coat!


Anonymous That's Not My Age said ... (4:45 PM) : 

He's got great style - and a fine selection of overcoats!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:46 PM) : 

Actually he is ultra chic mostly because he's extremely handsome. People like him look great wearing almost everything.


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

beautiful. smile.


Blogger cirkles said ... (4:52 PM) : 

Beautiful pictures. Love your blog!



Blogger poupette said ... (4:55 PM) : 

What a great eye he has


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:59 PM) : 

So sexy!


Blogger Francesca said ... (4:59 PM) : 

love love love the detail on that coat!


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

The most beautiful man.xx Timeless.


Blogger Vasilieva said ... (5:10 PM) : 

love these photos, and the colours are just perfect


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:12 PM) : 

LOVE Roberts style a lot!
I would like to say to him to keep up the good work :)


Blogger aaagata said ... (5:12 PM) : 

love this


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:36 PM) : 

epitome of personal style!



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:36 PM) : 



Anonymous Jessie said ... (5:41 PM) : 

whata happy man! how nice.


Anonymous FLOWEREMPIRE said ... (5:42 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:05 PM) : 



Blogger SAMANTHA said ... (6:08 PM) : 

amazing shots-- his coat is very chic.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:10 PM) : 

sorry for my ignorance, but who is he? Robert what?


Blogger Fashion Nerd said ... (6:20 PM) : 

Another amazing post!


Blogger Wida said ... (6:26 PM) : 

He looks great!

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Blogger SAMANTHA said ... (6:31 PM) : 

Sartorialist, I just read your biography and it amazed me - you are such an inspiration to me, I have so much respect for you and look foward to your blog everyday.



Blogger Susan Krzywicki said ... (6:47 PM) : 

This echoes the earlier conversation about sleeve length. I like a shorter sleeve length on a coat - male or female. But then, the folded-over caftan sleeve doesn't seem right to me. And it starts to billow out under the coat sleeve.

This is also common when the under garment is a knit and the outer garment is a woven - the shorter outer garment then exposes too much of the underlying sleeve and it looks awkward.

He is avoiding it in these pix - but just barely. He is so pulled-together looking that it doesn't matter for the photos. He just looks great.

How do others feel about this?


Blogger Trou, .bleuebird said ... (6:55 PM) : 

I really like the protruding sleeves in the first photo.


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

Thanks for the arrow cupid! I love him!


Blogger HStrang said ... (7:02 PM) : 

The only thing he's missing is a cigar. Thank you for your continual commitment to beauty.

Happy Valentine's Day!


Blogger Jerome C. said ... (7:06 PM) : 

i love his coats totally :D

Check out my florence Street fashion project on my blog!!!


Blogger caribbelle said ... (7:08 PM) : 

I'm loving the details of the cuff. He wears it well.


Blogger Espen said ... (7:12 PM) : 

I just love that he understands to mix and match elegant garments with the rugged texture of the overcoat.


Blogger pau said ... (7:16 PM) : 

what a handsome man!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:42 PM) : 

Yes, please tell us who this beautiful man is..Robert WHO!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:07 PM) : 

Kaftans are one of those timeless traditional garments that look amazing on both men and women!
The gentleman wears it really nicely, I'd like to see his summer way of wearing it :)

The detail the kaftan and it trimmings bring to this look feels like it could be picked up in a few seasons, like a moving on from the folk trends.
Really inspiring!!
Love your blog for that!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:15 PM) : 

very romantic


Blogger My Heart Blogged said ... (9:18 PM) : 

I like how it peaks out, and matches the others colors in the outfit. Very classy.
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Blogger Beci Marie said ... (9:56 PM) : 

I absolutely LOVE the camel colours in the first picture. Robert is always so stylish. But I can't help thinking he'd be so drop dead gorgeous if he just had a shave!


Blogger H-ill said ... (10:31 PM) : 

Robert Rabensteiner, always impressive! I'm curious to know what shoes he's wearing in those pictures



Blogger Prêt à Porter P said ... (10:53 PM) : 

This is excellent. I can understand what you mean about subtly, especially when mixing in elements from other cultures. It's very chic when that piece isn't screaming out for attention.


Blogger kathrynnova said ... (10:54 PM) : 

i, personally, would much rather be lounging in a caftan and planning a brunch.... but he looks unique and quite dapper...


Blogger Kristel Louisa said ... (11:07 PM) : 

Love his coats. I like the details of the caftans. Amazing.

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

Ceci me fait penser fortement du Maroc! Genial!


Anonymous kate said ... (1:37 AM) : 

So many iPhones!! Ha I wonder if you have seen any rooms where every single person is there phone. I wouldn't be surprised. But seriously great photo. He reminds me of someone.


Blogger Zanele Bukani said ... (1:46 AM) : 

What a stunning man, he makes these clothes look awesome! Great combination...


Anonymous Istanbulboy said ... (2:51 AM) : 

I just adore Robert and his unique sense of style. I am a big fan too!!! He just works it!



Anonymous PJ said ... (2:52 AM) : 

Bohemian, mysterious, and totally convincing.

His lack of accessories is part of the style he has created for himself. No hat, scarf, shades, and thankfully no cigar;), only his Hemingway style beard.

It ads to the impression of an adventurous gentleman. As if he were saved from a shipwreck - and given the captain's best coat.


Blogger katrina kay said ... (3:19 AM) : 

fashion week means a lot of posts on this blog! i love it~


Blogger Nicola said ... (3:39 AM) : 

A fantastic combination individual yet sophisticated. He is very intriguing


Blogger thwany said ... (3:50 AM) : 

i hope i look as handsome as he does at that age.


Blogger Irina said ... (3:56 AM) : 

He reminds me of a Russian Czar in that caftan (he kinda looks Russian with that beard too), by the way, its pronounced the same in Russian.


Anonymous Léonore said ... (4:08 AM) : 

Very chic!


Blogger M. said ... (4:21 AM) : 

Renaissance gentleman in the first pic. Love the shirt.


Blogger reigs said ... (4:50 AM) : 

Very Chic Robert and keep the beard (even in summer).
A friend who lived in Paris says the Parisiennes don't like bright colours in clothes and mainly wear black. Can this be true?


Blogger Something White said ... (5:20 AM) : 

Very handsome gentleman!


Anonymous Next-Trend said ... (5:57 AM) : 

These men are so cool :)


Anonymous linda said ... (6:00 AM) : 

beautiful chaos


Anonymous meenal @ maison marigold said ... (6:09 AM) : 

One needs a mix of chutzpah and nonchalance to carry off this unusual though immensely elegant look...Robert surely has them both!!


Blogger zeste de citron said ... (7:32 AM) : 

so classy and cool :)


Blogger scandinavian standard said ... (7:47 AM) : 

beautiful man!


Anonymous Mens Cufflinks said ... (8:07 AM) : 

The trio of Caftan,Coat and Paris is just perfect.And the smile makes it more adorable.


Anonymous IS THIS IT? models review said ... (8:17 AM) : 

Not totally convinced, but... unique for sure, and I love his attitude.


Blogger Auntie Jesse said ... (8:43 AM) : 

I agree with Mens Cufflinks.....His smile makes me smile and I LOVE that beard!


Anonymous Sophie Mhabille said ... (8:57 AM) : 

yeah, it is so chic and original to mix caftans with classic coat <3


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:06 AM) : 

Please forgive me for my ignorance, but he is Robert WHO???
Anyway, he is a very stylish gentleman and an inspiration for everybody.


Blogger Liz said ... (9:09 AM) : 

Seems, like he is from another century. Only his IPhone remembers of today`s world !


Blogger Jacob Shields said ... (10:11 AM) : 

I love this combo! I would have never thought of that on my own.


Blogger Liv said ... (10:29 AM) : 

why not


Anonymous proletarian Great Gatsby said ... (11:31 AM) : 

Elegant,cosmopolitan,intercultural.YES HE CAN


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:15 PM) : 

This man is SO handsome. The whole package.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:57 PM) : 

smile to kill for!



Blogger Alec OJ said ... (1:45 PM) : 

Love it!


Blogger Gene said ... (2:09 PM) : 



Anonymous Honour Pearl said ... (4:36 PM) : 

Very elegant


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:24 PM) : 

wow! who is he?


Anonymous olafgermany said ... (6:20 PM) : 

This man and his style is gorgeous. Always stylish, never too rich with a huge portion of life experience. I can wear these things directly. Where can i find a kaftan like that ?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:57 PM) : 

Are you kidding me with that beautiful, artful beard! How handsome...wish more men had beards...


Blogger cometa said ... (10:14 PM) : 

Kind of Nineteenth a century spirit, very elegant.


Blogger Grace Escudero - The Afeminada said ... (1:34 AM) : 

Caftans and overcoats? How interesting!



Blogger Zuuwa said ... (6:31 AM) : 

stylish men! ;)


Blogger Tara's Dolce Vita said ... (8:33 AM) : 



Blogger THE REDDLEMAN said ... (11:51 AM) : 

Perfection... always.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:16 PM) : 

Who is he and where can I find him? Gorgeous.


Blogger The Khaki Crusader said ... (2:41 PM) : 

love the top photo. inspiring


Anonymous ParisandDawn said ... (4:18 PM) : 

he looks totally different from my grandpa but in someway and somehow, he reminds me of my grandpa. The vibe.
Great photo
on another note, ilove the quote.


Anonymous Ines Mery.b said ... (3:42 AM) : 

This is not a Caftan, this is a Jabador... A caftan is a traditional Moroccan dress for women;)


Blogger onlycoolcats said ... (5:04 AM) : 

only 2 words: stylish and handsome! damn handsome:)


Anonymous zizou said ... (6:44 AM) : 

Gorgeous!! But this is not Caftan. This is a Jellaba. I know as i am in Morroco and that is what most men wear a coat.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:39 AM) : 



Blogger Bora K said ... (10:46 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:10 PM) : 

I LOVE ROBERT! He's one inspirational man.


Blogger MyGirlFlorence said ... (12:42 AM) : 

I love the details in the first image, it adds such an interesting element to it.


Blogger Chris Formosa said ... (1:06 AM) : 

so handsome! Love his style!


Anonymous said ... (12:09 AM) : 

Just an awesome guy. He appears to be such a wise person.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:25 PM) : 

A great simple look - yet difficult to put together.


Anonymous loveus said ... (12:18 AM) : 

it comes with no thought. If it did it would be overdone. ox


Blogger Handcrafts by Heather said ... (1:02 AM) : 

Being knee length, and worn by a man, would this rather be designated a kurta? Perhaps I am mistaken but I thought caftan/kaftan were worn primarily by women and always are ankle length.


Anonymous NextCenturySean said ... (1:48 AM) : 

Adore this man and his style. On my website I have a category called 'progress chic' that describes something that references the past but is thoroughly modern. I can't think of a better example than Robert's caftan/coat combo.


Blogger El coolhunter accidental said ... (3:31 PM) : 

Interesting and nice mix....


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