Which story are you referring to?
The Old Man wore a steel rimmed spectacle and had black dusty clothes. He neither looked like a Shepherd nor like a herdsman. He had a gray dusty face. He seemed too tired.
I referred the original story for this answer.
He was looking like a very poor man and he was very ugly.
The old man was wearing black dusty clothes and had gray rimmed spectacles. He had a gray dusty face and was sitting on the bridge, not moving, while all the other peasents proceeded to the trucks. He looked very tired.