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April 05, 2011


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Older Chinese guys in this city own above anyone else. Amazing dedication to style. This guy is particularly fantastic.

dudes gotta style and he's sticking too it. good werk.

Older folks have a level of self respect in attire and actions reflected in their history many of the youngsters that my generation lack.
Poise grace humility.
I could sit for hours listening to their life and observations. Met a gentleman in Maui, Harold, who was fascinating, just wishing for someone to chat with, which I did, and he told me more about that island than any wiki entry or glossy guide book because he was alive.
Thank you.

he's really into his style. you can tell he really does love life

Holy smokes. This man really is a cut above. The hand-stitched tartan handle cover on his cane, the mad socks, the little album of family snaps always on hand. I love this guy. I wish I had even a tenth of his pride in appearance.

My favorite Mr Mort post ever.

I like this get to know your subjects shooting style. Not that I hate drive by shooting but between Cartier-Bresson and Arbus, I think I like Arbus shooting MO better.

Nice job Mort! You found some great style and more importantly a real person to go with it.

The green lanyard in the 3rd picture is most likely attached to a complimentary Cathay Pacific Airways passport holder (I received one identical to it while flying Cathay Pacific awhile back). Waaaay rad.

I enjoy catching a glimpse of another persons life. Mister Mort, you report your findings very well, sir.

Damn, that guy is awesome. thanks for taking the time to show us your meetings.

AWESOME. Something to look forward to in my old age!!!

I agree -- best post ever. Was a time his snappy style would not have been out of place in the least. People today have no idea how to dress and respect themselves, above all else. That he has those photos with him makes me want to cry and hug him. J'adore.

mordechai, i almost cried after reading this! a few of my friends and my grandfather emailed me and asked if i would tell you that they loved this post as well. the third from last photo (1992) is so out of control, i don't even know if i can handle it. saving it immediately.

so the real question is, when can i be introduced to this fantastic little man? i hope he isn't creeped out by the fact that i will probably hug him and cry when i meet him (?).

Real nice work. Taking your time to get to know the person. I love his photos. Some touristy, but the randomness is what's so unique, always the smile.

An inspiring post indeed.

absolutely your best post ever.

There was a time I would see him every day between 11 & 2 sitting on the same bench at the plaza. He loved the sun. He would sit and show me his photo album every time like he had never shown me before. When he got up to the picture of his son in the red blazer he would shout "NYU NYU". He took great pride in his family as his kit. I hope I see him when the weather gets warmer. I'm so happy people are loving this man like I do.

thanks jim, til I post your ties!

start collecting photos of your dapper self now Phillip, while youre young!

Thank you Lisa,
I'm glad you pointed out his socks! They are the best! Like marni, comme or lanvin!

Great Post! I wish I could listen to the stories this gentleman has to tell.

Agreed - one of, if not, your best post. True definition of Style. Feels like a throwback to older MM posts that I miss.

agreed- best post ever.

that fellow is a doll, and this post is so darn sweet! thanks so much for having the kindness and smarts to see true style in all its forms! the real human touch....You haz it!

one of my favorite posts. I lived in sf for 5 years and i see people like him. i hope to learn more about his story.


Ah ha! I love this guys too!

this is beautiful. i love old people and their style...

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