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September 17, 2010 at 5:21 pm
Is he a mechanic or a model?? I would love to think he's just the most stylish mechanic in NYC (except for the cigarette!), but he looks a little too put together.
September 17, 2010 at 5:28 pm
..This is why i love this blog. I prefer looking people like this with surprising characteristics and unique atmosphere/style a lot more than some 'style icon' a non-newyorker like me can't even recognise
September 17, 2010 at 5:32 pm
Most beautiful overall I've ever seen. Probably because I've never seen anyone wearing a fáshionable overall with an actually intention to wear it while working and getting dirty. Awesome.
This is great! It reminds me of a grungier version of the cute outfits the Oil Can Henry employees wear.
September 17, 2010 at 5:33 pm
I always imagine mechanics to be greasy and dirty, so this young man seems too clean to be true.
September 17, 2010 at 5:34 pm
I like this shot. The zippers make the jumpsuit more interesting and his glasses are perfect.
get a little dirt on your hands
September 17, 2010 at 5:35 pm
Style no matter what.
The Sluice Box
September 17, 2010 at 5:40 pm
That setting sure helps blur the line between real work wear and fashion.
September 17, 2010 at 5:43 pm
September 17, 2010 at 5:45 pm
Such a graphic dramatic pocket look. Love it!
I love it !!
September 17, 2010 at 5:46 pm
September 17, 2010 at 5:47 pm
God I love it!He is so peaceful and charming!
The Girl Behind The Masque
September 17, 2010 at 5:49 pm
Well he's certainly not your average car mechanic!
The Girl Behind The Masque
September 17, 2010 at 5:51 pm
September 17, 2010 at 6:02 pm
This is awesome. To me it's all in the glasses and the cigarette.
September 17, 2010 at 6:03 pm
wow, effortlessly coolis he wearing onitsukas?
September 17, 2010 at 6:17 pm
This is just cool. Is he a mechanic there? Coolest looking/dressed mechanic I've seen.
September 17, 2010 at 6:27 pm
This is very cool! I like his posturing and stance too.
September 17, 2010 at 6:33 pm
But based in the shoes, I'm guessing he's not a real mechanic.
Real mechanics deal with grease.
September 17, 2010 at 6:39 pm
The only thing striking here is his face. B&W highlights HIM, not his clothing. It's the same tone as the background.
September 17, 2010 at 7:20 pm
Wow, he's cool.
It's all in the attitude. I think he is more elegant than Anna. It's proof that it's not fancy or expensive clothes that make a style. It's the caracter, the way things are worn, the attitude. Perfect.
September 17, 2010 at 7:29 pm
Asian car culture at its finest (Don't be fooled by the Fast and Furious saga). I'm assuming this photo was not taken at a Jiffy Lube. A gearhead myself, car and driver must always look the part.
September 17, 2010 at 7:46 pm
Cool. He looks just plain cool. Posture, glasses, everything. Love it.
September 17, 2010 at 8:39 pm
September 17, 2010 at 8:55 pm
Not gonna lie- this guy looks pretty badass! I think its the combination of the glasses and the outfit plus the way a person carries themselves always can make them look awesome too.
September 17, 2010 at 8:59 pm
i liked until i saw the cigarette. it would have ruin any look
September 17, 2010 at 9:01 pm
He really works it at work!
September 17, 2010 at 9:03 pm
I love the way he looks into the camera, he respect his job and he's into it.
Also love how the car appears in the photo. This man looks like a role model for this industry!
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September 17, 2010 at 9:46 pm
Like the janitor girl with the dreadlocks – you can individualize any uniform and stand out at work. Pretty slick & stylized for coveralls with the zippers, and slim fit. Nicely rolled up sleeves, nerd chic glasses, and lightweight runners eliminate the grubby mechanic look and make him into a moto-tech.
September 17, 2010 at 10:09 pm
so effortless but elegant
September 17, 2010 at 10:34 pm
Great and unique photo. It has a very 1960's Pan-Paris vibe.
Rosenfeld & Dwornikovski
September 17, 2010 at 10:52 pm
September 17, 2010 at 10:55 pm
I think this may only look good in black and white
never the less, its something to draw inspiration from ^_^
September 17, 2010 at 11:27 pm
if i was a mechanic that is how i would want to look.
September 17, 2010 at 11:41 pm
Who would have thought these uniforms could look so chic?
September 17, 2010 at 11:57 pm
Innocent face, nice overall, and if I'm the owner of the shop. I will make this as a good advertising shots.
September 18, 2010 at 1:20 am
This is a stunning, stunning photo. The tension between the horizontal lines of the zipper and the vertical. And I love the expression on his face.
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September 18, 2010 at 1:50 am
Its funny because i usually despise jumpsuits. He looks good! Goes to show fashion is limitless. (considering the work he carries out- i imagine it could get messy)
September 18, 2010 at 1:53 am
Oh man, he's gorgeous.
Que Sara Sara.
September 18, 2010 at 2:52 am
Car doctor! <3
September 18, 2010 at 3:12 am
no way. the best I have ever seen.
September 18, 2010 at 3:40 am
Very professional looking for a mechanic. Shows alot of confidence.
naturally stylish! I suspect the black & white has made the overall look very new & clean. As my impression of mechanics' overalls are usu torn and dirty with gease stains.
September 18, 2010 at 3:52 am
this is a great photo of a working men taking a break
Matter Of Style
September 18, 2010 at 4:20 am
a fashion suit: unlike other work work suit give him personality instead of making him anonymous
matter of style: eye on fashion
September 18, 2010 at 4:36 am
such an interesting character…http://theutterlyinspired.blogspot.com/
September 18, 2010 at 5:09 am
Hes got it going on!!
LOVE your real life photos:)
Have a fabulous weekend!Statements in Fashion Blog
September 18, 2010 at 5:35 am
I love the background, and his jumpsuit looks great on him
xoxo Sootjeelina <3
September 18, 2010 at 5:45 am
Uhhhhhh, he got the power!
September 18, 2010 at 5:47 am
I like this shot…great inspiration
A Lot Like Fashion
September 18, 2010 at 6:00 am
That has to be the most stylish picture of a mechanic doing his job. Good job!
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September 18, 2010 at 6:10 am
a work dress in black and white … oh, is so romantic ….:) we!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
September 18, 2010 at 7:14 am
o,dear,scare me!the zippers just look like knife scars
am I too boring?!
September 18, 2010 at 7:49 am
how confusion!yeahh he does look a bit scary!but he has got a great look nonetheless!
September 18, 2010 at 7:51 am
In the words of that wise muse, Madonna…"Fashion's where you find it."
September 18, 2010 at 8:07 am
Maybe the best work outfit for a mecanic that I've seen! beautiful and grunge like!
September 18, 2010 at 8:11 am
This is a wonderful pic, great job! wow!
September 18, 2010 at 8:28 am
he's gorgeous! :]
September 18, 2010 at 8:30 am
September 18, 2010 at 8:42 am
great jumpsuit! dont agree with the cigarette though!!
Be your muse.
September 18, 2010 at 8:43 am
your blog is lovely… inspiring.
September 18, 2010 at 9:29 am
that's 1 chic mechanic!!(where can i buy one of those jumpsuits!?)
September 18, 2010 at 10:43 am
AMAZING!! The cigarette, the stance, the b&w, lovely.
September 18, 2010 at 10:46 am
do you really think this guy is actually a mechanic?? he works in a clothing store, people.
September 18, 2010 at 11:41 am
That ain't no grease monkey!
September 18, 2010 at 11:46 am
I love jumpsuits. I thought Jeff Bridges look really sexy in that part of The Big Lebowsky where he wears a white one. They work very well on stout people. I know a woman pretty big who wears jumpsuits all the time: she looks stunning.
September 18, 2010 at 11:57 am
Wouldn't have been surprised to see an ultra modern aircraft in the back… I just had this sci-fi movie flash by the looks of him. Über cool.- I'm SURE the suede trainers match the overall colour -
September 18, 2010 at 12:17 pm
I think he's totally cool, with the stance and the wonderful overalls. How does he stay so clean? He seems incredibly intelligent.
September 18, 2010 at 12:40 pm
great pictues, love the blog :)
Sea mecanico…sea modelo…la foto es estupenda y el…también.
September 18, 2010 at 12:47 pm
So neat!! Love~
September 18, 2010 at 12:54 pm
The cigarette is a dead giveaway that this guy's a model. Few real mechanics would risk smoking near gasoline and oil.
But what was the photographer or stylist thinking when s/he asked the model to pose with a cigarette in his hand?
September 18, 2010 at 1:44 pm
This is great! Something Different!
September 18, 2010 at 1:45 pm
September 18, 2010 at 2:15 pm
YES! Oh my gosh, his posture. He's hot and knows it I feel.. but not in a bragging way.
A la Femme
September 18, 2010 at 2:23 pm
I love his looks. This shot really stands out!!!
September 18, 2010 at 2:54 pm
Quel bel homme!
September 18, 2010 at 3:50 pm
Nikko!! Lookin' fly.
September 18, 2010 at 4:36 pm
amazing photo, different from others..
September 18, 2010 at 4:46 pm
haha, i love this pic.he looks so cool and untouchable..
September 18, 2010 at 4:51 pm
Great B & W portrait Scott, absolutely beautiful.
Blanco y apArte
September 18, 2010 at 5:46 pm
September 18, 2010 at 8:55 pm
judging by the lack of grease on his jumpsuit, the choice of jewelry and the whiteness of the soles of his tom's, he is NOT the mechanic. cute jumpsuit though.
September 18, 2010 at 9:23 pm
September 18, 2010 at 10:18 pm
One of the best pictures yet!
September 18, 2010 at 11:46 pm
smoking near oil and gas? mmmm something smells bad here…
September 18, 2010 at 11:50 pm
September 19, 2010 at 12:14 am
he looks way too clean and put together to be a mechanic!
September 19, 2010 at 1:27 am
jumpers are money.
digging those toms sneakers.
September 19, 2010 at 2:02 am
September 19, 2010 at 4:33 am
he is like a daylight god. even tought i don't know exactly what it means, i found appropriate to say.
September 19, 2010 at 6:07 am
This man is so fashion and his outfit so fashionable that he could appear on a magazine!!
September 19, 2010 at 7:12 am
Very working New York City street look.
Carin van Straten-Lagerberg
September 19, 2010 at 7:24 am
Really cool picture!
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September 19, 2010 at 8:04 am
love the contrast
September 19, 2010 at 8:49 am
maybe it takes such an intellectual to get a BMW fixed?
September 19, 2010 at 11:35 am
Surreal and splendid!
Olya Nikol Pishcheva
September 19, 2010 at 11:54 am
Amazing shot. Gorgeous ~
September 19, 2010 at 12:11 pm
with a face & bone structure like that, he could get away with wearing a potato sack and he'd still look good.
Ethan C. Palmer
September 19, 2010 at 12:18 pm
September 19, 2010 at 1:49 pm
i love this!
September 19, 2010 at 4:11 pm
Cool guy at work! :)
The Social Tailor
September 19, 2010 at 4:31 pm
The real peach of this piece is the fact that it's Black and White – I mean dull green overalls.
Oh and clearly our man is a model – this is no fag break – I've seen him on the catwalks.
Nice piece – a nice change for you.Thanks
September 19, 2010 at 5:21 pm
this picture is just amazing!
September 19, 2010 at 6:14 pm
I would never, looks good on him though.
September 19, 2010 at 6:19 pm
September 19, 2010 at 6:23 pm
is that misko??
September 19, 2010 at 7:06 pm
Jumpsuits are stylish, but normally look bulky. This one looks too slim to be authentic. Does anyone know who made it?
September 19, 2010 at 7:22 pm
I sure wish I had me a car to get fixed.
September 19, 2010 at 7:30 pm
September 19, 2010 at 8:02 pm
September 19, 2010 at 8:14 pm
the most amazing thing about this photo was actually finding a gas station/car repair on Manhattan! I think this may be the only one (south of 90th). Great style too, but that's what our New York types are known for!
September 19, 2010 at 9:20 pm
Why in the world does anyone think this man works on cars???? He is obviously there getting his fabulous car worked ON! No mechanic dresses like this.
September 19, 2010 at 10:27 pm
September 19, 2010 at 10:48 pm
Nothing to do with this photo, but why no stylish older women? The occasional older man, but no women. Just curious. And by the way, I miss Gourmet too.
September 19, 2010 at 11:01 pm
huh, is that a work clothing? freaking fabulous!
September 19, 2010 at 11:24 pm
You have captured an amazing shotand on the top of that you did in black & whiteLOx
Ian van Coller
September 20, 2010 at 12:28 am
Love your photos, but this is my all time favorite!!!
September 20, 2010 at 5:36 am
September 20, 2010 at 5:37 am
Oh yes. Real clever. Smoking at a car repair workshop.
September 20, 2010 at 5:59 am
September 20, 2010 at 6:22 am
So much inspiration in this.
Lots of loveKaroline @ SECONDHAND NEWS
September 20, 2010 at 7:01 am
One word: YES.
September 20, 2010 at 10:13 am
Those aren't overalls – it's a Speed Suit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speedsuit
Go Team Venture!
September 20, 2010 at 10:15 am
this would be cooler if he were a real mechanic but the lack of grease or dirt anywhere makes me think more posed, but still a really cool shot.
proletarian Great Gatsby
September 20, 2010 at 11:03 am
It reminds me the italian futurism and the russian constructivism:a time with faith and trust in technology and looking to the future with a violent optimism.I want it in all colors.
September 20, 2010 at 11:19 am
Reminds me that I used to go to Texaco just because of fit of the Texaco uniform pants fit.
September 20, 2010 at 11:23 am
Super swish. Love.
September 20, 2010 at 2:08 pm
One of the best photos in a long time.
September 20, 2010 at 2:16 pm
I like this shot Sart. The focus is dope and I like the expression on the guy. Plus Black and White photography is my fave.
Post it boy
September 20, 2010 at 3:45 pm
He's officially the world's coolest mechanic. He could look under my bonnet any day.
September 20, 2010 at 3:48 pm
I love this picture. This couldn't possibly be a real mechanic. He's too clean, and they are not allowed to smoke in the same place in which they fix cars. I should know. My dad's a mechanic.
September 20, 2010 at 7:41 pm
wow x googolplex times
September 20, 2010 at 9:00 pm
this is great! Scott is a very inspirational person and I one day will have a book out too.
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September 20, 2010 at 10:26 pm
where's he from?
September 21, 2010 at 12:20 am
his expression is pretty strong. good features as well. nicely captured.
September 21, 2010 at 8:44 am
wondering the same thing as Anon. at 6:23 PM – is that misko??
September 21, 2010 at 10:41 am
This proves how someone can be naturally stylish despite their clothes.
September 21, 2010 at 1:19 pm
Interesting photo of a mechanic. I see nothing especially stylish in the overalls – I happen to have seen my mechanic in more interesting Alfa Romeo branded overalls (in Woodbridge ON), since he works and loves this marque. Nd I happen to own some as well, which I use for motorcycling on windy days. However, what is much more interesting is how the lemmings start outpouring poetic expressions of style and taste and personal 'je ne sais quoi', which at first are a little quaint, only to become annyoing. I've noticed this in many threads. Some pictures depict absolute beauty, like the lady in the hat, and a few others; but other pictures seem to me like Scott is having fun with us, just to see how accurate his predicted count of lemmings' comments was. So, this picture ultimately, is a good psychological device.
September 21, 2010 at 1:36 pm
a skinny guy with a cigarette passing for style. uninspired, indulgent, and completely detached from reality. i love the idea of shooting a mechanic, but this is the sort of photo that inspired the scathing, spot-on and hilarious "derelicte" satire in Zoolander.
September 21, 2010 at 7:45 pm
the photography is what makes it amazing…
nice work scott
September 21, 2010 at 10:43 pm
Beautiful image Scott!!
September 22, 2010 at 10:49 am
i think the cigarette is no problem. no i'm not a cigarette-addict, but somehow, a cigarette makes a picture looking more cool… don't know, just better.
September 22, 2010 at 3:26 pm
very sexy.. where can i find him? yummy!
September 23, 2010 at 1:33 am
Looks like a flight suit to me.
September 23, 2010 at 11:44 am
he's not a mechanic he works at metropolis
September 23, 2010 at 1:40 pm
Trés chic! This is great propaganda for the field of mechanical workers, isn't it!
September 25, 2010 at 9:27 pm
Some of these people look pretty unrealistic, like you would never see them in everyday life. Others look fashionable but commonplace. I enjoyed the blog. Here's mine: http://ihavetopeenow.blogspot.com/
September 27, 2010 at 12:38 am
The other mechanics must hate that guy.. he's so grease-free he must never do any work!
September 27, 2010 at 2:08 am
dude totally looks like my cousin :)
October 2, 2010 at 5:57 pm
Dear Anonymouses: Yes, yes that is Misko. Yaay Misko!
November 17, 2010 at 10:04 am
seems Korean.he's totally chic.
November 20, 2010 at 6:12 am
My first adolescent crush wore a blue overall. He was a mechanic, that also trained as a boxer. He smoked parliament and drove a Camaro. They just don't make men like that anymore…
November 26, 2011 at 1:43 am
very well read and a nice topic.
September 19, 2012 at 2:21 pm
I’m I the only person getting a very 80′s Devo vibe from this photo? I rather like it!
June 20, 2014 at 8:21 am
fake, he ain’t no mechanic:)
February 9, 2017 at 5:23 am
God I love it!
He is so peaceful and charming!