I've been experimenting with desaturating. That is, taking color away from photos. Complete desaturation winds up with a B&W photo. Partial desaturation results in an ages, or antiqued photo.

I like what desaturation did to this pic. It softens the feel of the whole photo, in contrast to the toughness brought by the leather jacket. This photo just called for desaturation - there's not a broad or bright color palette to begin with, but there are some great textures to play up (folds of the jacket, detailing of shirt) and his expression is a little enigmatic, as opposed to outwardly beamingly happy.