1. first

    February 16, 2009 at 6:11 pm


  2. suzanne nelson

    February 16, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    Good Heavens, Sart, what did you say to him?? Did you ask if you could borrow his coat, it’s quite something.

  3. greenjeans

    February 16, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    I really like his trousers. And his coat.

  4. Tyler Simpson

    February 16, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    Hmm… this guy seems quite familiar.

  5. ...love Maegan

    February 16, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    lol …that’s fantastic!

  6. Leon

    February 16, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    See, that’s why you should ask for permission to take people’s pictures.

  7. Cool Meister

    February 16, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    I love this so much it hurts.

  8. MissMoll

    February 16, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    Beautiful shots. I like the low depth of field. Almost looks like film.

  9. Svala

    February 16, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    That guy seems fun!

  10. Rita

    February 16, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    Amazing! That second picture is genius. I love his expression and general pose, he seems to be an extremely interesting person.

  11. Allen - East Hampton

    February 16, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Indeed! Great shots & great style.

  12. arnel

    February 16, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    This guy is nuts and so is his overcoat and scarf. I love it!

  13. s_d

    February 16, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    go plaid!


  14. Sander Zwier

    February 16, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Big smile on my face now. :)

  15. 2:20

    February 16, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    Oh yeah!
    Dr. Tartan & Mr. Plaid

    I'm totally feeling him, especially because of current events.
    All debonair, suave, and self-possessed on the outside (or at least from the back) but, on the inside, he's all on the verge of complete insanity (or at least from the front)!

  16. Brigadeiro

    February 16, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Ooh, loved the coat from the back, and then woah, scary/funny shot! Haha!

  17. lenmeister

    February 16, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    Was this man shouting at you sart!? lol Interesting mix of plaid

  18. Sartorial Vancouver

    February 16, 2009 at 7:15 pm


    What was the joke that prompted the laugh?


  19. stylethread

    February 16, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Plaid on plaid with negative feelings (loose quote of Malcolm McLaren…) Love the plaid trench, and how the red plaid scarf picks up the red in the coat’s plaid. Digging the aviators too.


  20. Kelsey

    February 16, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Love layered plaid. So classic.

  21. Anonymous

    February 16, 2009 at 7:24 pm


  22. Anonymous

    February 16, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    He’s a bit insane. I think I love him. I love it when men mix plaids.

  23. Anonymous

    February 16, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    haha- what a champ!

  24. Pamela

    February 16, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    nice outfit!
    loved the coat!

  25. Brandeenoh

    February 16, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    i hope to be him one day.

  26. Shirin

    February 16, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    He’s my favorite Sartorialite ever.


  27. Figurist

    February 16, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Absolutely RAD…

  28. luisa marielli

    February 16, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    How fun! Some fierce personality makes any outfit unique, rather than a costume.

  29. Anonymous

    February 16, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    I love, love these shots!!! This man is not afraid to express himself…true beauty!

  30. Kevin

    February 16, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    I knew it was him before I saw his face, checkered pants man lol. That coat is super dope!

  31. Jack Daniel

    February 16, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    haha, Scott what did he say? STOP STALKING ME!!!


    I LOVE these pictures. (And I want his bag.)

  32. john benjamin pritchett

    February 16, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Wonderful coat. Love the length…

  33. muddy

    February 16, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    i love pictures with personality, and this guy totally served it! made me laugh at the office. :)) i want more of this sart. :)

  34. travelbug

    February 16, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    I think he’s been waiting for you.

  35. Yamila

    February 16, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    hi! is the first time that i see your blog, and i love it!

    So, i think that i will pass often!!
    [i love all the photos! :)]


  36. diane

    February 16, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    Could this be the one person that did not want to be photographed by you? I call this “mad plaid”. xo

  37. abby

    February 16, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    genuinely crazy faces are my favorite. oh, wait. a very close second to quiet, sigh-ish laugh faces with the eyes caught shut. in black and white. :)

  38. Toothache and Vinyl

    February 16, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    cool coat

  39. hippie_cyndi

    February 16, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    loooool, love the back picture of him.

  40. brandon

    February 16, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    great natural sense of style – and how refreshing to see someone actually smile and have fun. fashion is fun people!! :)p

  41. Foster Huntington

    February 16, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    this is an amazing photo, was he really sneezing?

  42. Anonymous

    February 16, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    what is his name!? i’ve seen him all over the site, i wanna know who he is!

  43. Anonymous

    February 16, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    This guy is the male scary spice. He looks rabid…do not think I want to be around him, and his clothes choice just make this scream out.

  44. syd vicious

    February 16, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    Hahaha awesome!!

  45. thestyleadvisor

    February 16, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    Awesome color combo. Love the loud pattern. Some good inspiration for the men who are afraid of both.

  46. Flame Thrower

    February 16, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    what a fantastic coat (and man)!

  47. Room4777

    February 17, 2009 at 12:10 am

    more more more!!!

  48. michaeljosephowens

    February 17, 2009 at 12:32 am

    I actually find the two other figures in the bottom picture more compelling than the central “character.”

  49. Goffredo

    February 17, 2009 at 12:55 am

    Small world. My wife has this same jacket. Colonna she bought in Paris in 1997. Get to see someone rockin’ it.

  50. Tina.Henry

    February 17, 2009 at 12:59 am

    love it love it love it

  51. nikabrightlightwarrior

    February 17, 2009 at 1:26 am

    i Love him!

  52. Anonymous

    February 17, 2009 at 1:30 am

    I love the mix of two different plaids;loud like his pose is but quality and taste speaks even louder.

    I think I will remember this photo and his outfit for long time.

  53. pretty kitty publishing

    February 17, 2009 at 1:58 am

    Rad plaid!

  54. princess glee

    February 17, 2009 at 2:04 am

    Wow-wee-ka-zow-wee! Is this what happens when you wear several plaids and tweeds at the same time? What sharp and crisp plaids, love ‘em.

  55. Alex

    February 17, 2009 at 2:08 am

    i love his coat.

  56. Anonymous

    February 17, 2009 at 2:23 am

    he is intense!
    the first photo made me think of the phrase ‘a man with a plan!’..

    i dont see how it is comfortable thugh to wear the overcoat one arm in and one arm out..

  57. Riley

    February 17, 2009 at 2:39 am

    haha, the outfit goes with the attitude.
    I love it.

  58. Barbara

    February 17, 2009 at 3:25 am

    He looks like Kenzo! Or a slightly younger version. He’s glorious anyway – I mean what could be chic-er than the melange of French and Japanese style? I’d also love to know what made him react like that……

  59. MaxW

    February 17, 2009 at 4:25 am

    Gave me a big smile.

  60. Anonymous

    February 17, 2009 at 4:41 am

    Does that mean that he does not want to be photographed?

  61. Replica Wholesales

    February 17, 2009 at 4:44 am

    Nice fashion blog keep posting this further.

  62. XAVS

    February 17, 2009 at 5:13 am

    awesome! hahaha

  63. Hyakoukoune

    February 17, 2009 at 5:36 am

    Un japonais à Paris ?!!
    Ahah excellent !

  64. IRENE

    February 17, 2009 at 6:23 am

    I’ve just picked The Sunday Times fro the internaional newsagents’. You’re among the 100 best global blogs, 6 best in Style worldwide. And I also read you are going to work with Ms.roitfeld.Not only do you deserve the limelight,but fashion needs you eyeview.

  65. Anonymous

    February 17, 2009 at 7:22 am

    just a word: splendid !

  66. YinElly

    February 17, 2009 at 7:46 am

    In the world of we are living today, people have the tendency to take pictures that are too pretty or ‘perfect’. To see a photo like this, just put a smile on my face. Everyone should do this more often! =)

  67. catherine

    February 17, 2009 at 8:05 am

    excellente photo, j’adore cette expression de visage et le style de ce mec!!

  68. Isobel Saoirse Dylan

    February 17, 2009 at 8:09 am

    Looks like the most awesome guy!:D

  69. Anonymous

    February 17, 2009 at 8:30 am

    That must’ve been some kinda soda pop to prompt such a violent belch…

  70. lolao

    February 17, 2009 at 8:39 am

    he’s wearing his coat in a extraordinary way…just one arm in the coat…like the mix of colours

  71. J.Yo

    February 17, 2009 at 8:51 am

    great shots and dear god i will rip off that jacket from him! ;p

  72. hillman

    February 17, 2009 at 9:44 am

    What a cool mix! Pictures that could tell a story too. Great spot!

  73. cosmical

    February 17, 2009 at 10:23 am

    what the fun!hehehe

  74. Cosmical

    February 17, 2009 at 10:24 am

    what the fun kkkk

  75. oneoffpinkribbon

    February 17, 2009 at 10:52 am

    Pure class! Genius!

  76. crowsfeet

    February 17, 2009 at 11:10 am

    My favorite movie in exactly 2 frames…. :)

  77. Anonymous

    February 17, 2009 at 11:59 am

    It’s been a long time since we’ve seen him. Definitely prefer this outfit to the striped pants :-)

    Maybe some day you could do one of the mini-bios on him?

  78. Jazzbuff630

    February 17, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Whatever made this fellow laugh so hard, it should be manufactured, bottled, and distributed for free around the world.

  79. Huong

    February 17, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    love it!

  80. A Seattleite in Paris

    February 17, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    He looks like a hoot!

  81. Stephanie

    February 17, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    ha ha…is he angry or just having fun? (who cares, the photos are fantastic!)

  82. KiwiBella

    February 17, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Ha ha ha This reminds me of my favourite Uncle. When we were little kids we used to follow him everywhere. Then he would turn and roar like a lion and we would scream and run away. My Uncle was very patient.

    Sart, how long did you have to patter along, giggling, behind this gentleman before he reacted like this? And did you scream and run away?

  83. Anonymous

    February 17, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    He’s Kenzo?
    So fun!!!

  84. Anonymous

    February 17, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Is that Kenzo?

  85. leatherjacket&soles

    February 17, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Blending plaids without them clashing… Wow! LOVE his expression in the second photo!

  86. elaine

    February 17, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    i want to know who this is too! he’s always on here!

  87. Sprockette

    February 17, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    i love this man.

  88. Anonymous

    February 17, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    The coat is amazing! Any clues on the briefcase/ bag?

  89. Bennett

    February 17, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Is that Takeji Hirakawa?

  90. Armilyn and David

    February 17, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Scott, you gotta tell us his name. I know it’s been mentioned that he works for a boutique in Japan. I’d love to visit if I ever make it out there. Must be a helluva store.

  91. elisabetty

    February 17, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    Absolutely fabulous. What a smile. What a coat. What style.

  92. Brian

    February 18, 2009 at 6:26 am

    Yes, it’s Takeji Hirakawa, a leading fashion critic from Japan. Certainly one of the more interesting, knowledgeable and insightful characters in fashion today.

  93. wip27

    February 18, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    haha, oh i love him! I’ve seen a pictures of him somewhere else

  94. Bennett

    February 19, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    Yeah, I thought it was him. He did an interesting interview in Mekas recently.

  95. Fuuma

    February 19, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Hirakawa is certainly one of my favourite dressers, always well turned out and fun.

  96. Jes

    May 8, 2009 at 8:31 am

    ah Takeji.. What an animated photo :)


  97. Pietman

    September 10, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    screaming queen

  98. Anonymous

    April 1, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    "This is the part where you scream" ;)

  99. Geoffrey B. Small

    December 9, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Yes, the man’s name is Take Hirakawa, and he is one of the best fashion minds in the world today. He is the only journalist to ever have had direct one to one full-lenth interviews with both Rei Kawakubo and Yohji Yamamoto (most other journalists can’t even get a reply from the PR office) and he is a legend to people in Japan and around the world who really know fashion. You should have respect for him. The emotion he is communicating to you is what real fashion is all about, and what fashion today is totally missing.

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