January 5, 2009 at 10:18 am


    not to mention his glasses

    mi piacce


  2. Annabelle

    January 5, 2009 at 10:21 am

    OOh love the look of this second bottom guy, great shoes and jacket – he carries it all cofidently too. Great find!

  3. Nick Couch

    January 5, 2009 at 10:25 am

    Love the plaid jacket. Nice length.

  4. Ondo Lady

    January 5, 2009 at 10:26 am

    They look hot but in a cool way. I like the lower picture a lot as I feel the guy looks totally chilled and comfortable in his skin.

  5. Anonymous

    January 5, 2009 at 10:26 am

    I like the cut of the jeans in both pictures. Too many men don’t know how to wear jeans in the correct size.

  6. thePirateKing

    January 5, 2009 at 10:26 am

    Thank you. That first jacket is outstanding

  7. Anonymous

    January 5, 2009 at 10:29 am

    It is nice that both of these gentlemen are wearing crisp, new jeans. These jeans let the jackets, shoes and accessories “do the talking”.

  8. Anonymous

    January 5, 2009 at 10:31 am

    William Downs has always had great style!

  9. The Concrete Commentator

    January 5, 2009 at 10:31 am

    Yes..I agree as well! Nice pop of color.

  10. Jingoist

    January 5, 2009 at 10:40 am

    Love the dark denim- made better by the fact he mixed lights and darks so well in the ensemble.

  11. Anonymous

    January 5, 2009 at 10:48 am

    This past Saturday, while crossing the street at State and Division in Chicago, I passed an elderly black man wearing a wonderfully funky outfit that he had obviously put together to please himself. Absolutely nothing trendy, but each piece he wore seemed really comfortable with every other piece. I smiled at him, told him he looked great; he beamed. I thought, Sart would photograph this man. I’m posting this because until I began pouring over the photos on this site, I would have likely overlooked a true sartorialist encountered in the middle of a busy intersection.
    So, thank you, Sart, for the lessons in appreciation.

  12. Laura

    January 5, 2009 at 10:57 am

    The jeans that the plaid man is wearing are quite awesome as well…

  13. d-money

    January 5, 2009 at 10:59 am

    the top ‘fit is absolute perfection. my personal style is a little more rustic, but i appreciate the way he made a rugged plaid coat look a bit more sophisticated. the second look i have mixed feelings about. i love the pieces but i have a problem with the execution and fit. the aesthetic reasoning between the coat, vest shirt and scarf are bothering me. love the fit of the jeans, the hat and the redwings, though…

  14. The Man Who Knew Too Much

    January 5, 2009 at 11:09 am

    The top guy’s style is a keeper!
    I think I have seen that plaid coat in the topshop before.

  15. suzanne nelson

    January 5, 2009 at 11:34 am

    i love the plaid jacket in the top picture, the cut,fit and relatively muted tones of the plaid really make it work. I feel with tailored garments one can get away with fabrics that look very bold or even outlandish on the bolt whereas the same may not be true of dress fabrics (unless you’re Muicca Prada or Vivienne Westwood..
    For me the look in the second picture is not so remarkable. sure the gentleman looks good, very good, but it has been a trend in fashion in the past few years to pay attention to accessories and there are so many great hats, scarfs,bags etc out there it’s not hard or particularly original to add some flair to one’s outfit. Interesting post – very Happy New Year, Sart and to all fellow commenters too , i love the discussions your blog provokes!

  16. Berkelycole

    January 5, 2009 at 11:38 am

    Have been cooling my heels in cold and slightly snowy Paris waiting for a sartorialist hit…these will do for a start…I am not quite ready to go N Maine woods (I’ll except Rogues Gallery) as thats more sea captain anyway) just yet…again…maybe blutcher mocs…not to utilitarian…although Paul Smith has a line out that has some great plaid wools in a itsy bitsy cut…SIZE UP

  17. Pinkaloo

    January 5, 2009 at 11:46 am

    I love dark jeans without a faded wash on guys, makes them look lean and clean. :) Love this blog!

  18. Kay

    January 5, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    I absolutely love the top one. The slouchy hat and wash of the jeans just make it pure cool. Normally I think turned up collars can look a little pretentious/Kings Road-y but he pulls it off.

  19. Hemaly

    January 5, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    The first guy’s plaid is so flattering. I expected something like lumberjack plaid!

  20. lynn

    January 5, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    I like them both but the bottom guy looks great. Everything seems to fit and that flash of blue is the finishing touch.

  21. diane

    January 5, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    Yes, I agree that the crisp jeans these men are wearing really make their outfits complete.

  22. Dr. Debonaire

    January 5, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    I love the plaid coat and the dark wash on both jeans.

  23. Arya

    January 5, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    i really love the jeans in both of these pictures. the second guy especially reminds me of your denim and workwear theme from earlier posts Mr. Schuman

  24. crowsfeet

    January 5, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    I am so crazy about his coat and the creased, cuffed jeans atop the work boots in the lower photo that he could be wearing a chihuahua on his head and look terrific. I don’t know how many people in NYC actually split firewood, but this gentleman looks quite capable.

  25. Anonymous

    January 5, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    William is always so stylish and unexpected!

  26. Camille

    January 5, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    What an image; the combination of his slouchy hat with sleek boots, his warm browns and dark wash jeans, naturally contrast and compliment one another.

  27. Mens designer clothing

    January 5, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    Really nice jackets they are wearing in the two shots

  28. Anonymous

    January 5, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Wow, the bottom guy is the most attractive man I’ve seen here for a long time. Very sexy. It’s not so much about the clothes. He simply looks very masculine and confident. I want his number ;)!

  29. davelane

    January 5, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    Love the bottom fellow, but the fact that his under sweater (vest?) exposes so much of his shirt at the bottom annoys me.

    What do others feel about this?

  30. Anonymous

    January 5, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    I wonder if the curves in the plaid pattern is what makes it. That is to say that due to the virtue of the fit the placement of the dark vertical stripe is curved inward at the waist, helping establish a svelte shape. It may also help that he is crossing his arms. Would it look the same is that stripe wasn’t there?

  31. Jack Daniel

    January 5, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    I like the colors of their jeans.

    And the second man knows how to mix his cloths. Good choice of colors.

    But still…how many degrees is it in NYC?? It looks cold.

  32. Michael

    January 5, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    I have that first coat. It’s from APC winter 07.

  33. SanMarko

    January 5, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    I wish we could see the top guys shirt. I love the shoes, jean, jacket and the beanie add his own personal style. Just wish I could see the complete look.

  34. Andre @ Unrefinery

    January 5, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    That first photo vindicates not just big plaid, but also the staying power of skinny jeans (which I thought would be long over by now). Love the composition of darks.

  35. Rita

    January 5, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    The first guy looks great, I love the coat.

  36. Premton

    January 5, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    The Red Wings are a nice kick.

  37. Anonymous

    January 5, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    William Downs usually wears tons of plaid- he has so many glasses.

  38. Anonymous

    January 5, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    the jacket in the first photo is by A.P.C., which explains why it’s so perfect.

  39. JP

    January 5, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    The 2nd gentlemen is very well edited. Scannining from head-to-toe, every piece says something. But how about a deeper cuff on the jeans for sure- it looks a little non-committal.

  40. Anonymous

    January 5, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Does somebody know which shoes he is wearing?


    January 5, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Fresh. Layers are fantastic.


  42. Maverick

    January 5, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    Yeah, I absolutely love that first one.


  43. newyorkecherie

    January 5, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    i love the first guy’s coat. i love the kind of lumberjack style coat and casual coat with fancier jeans and shoes.

  44. Jenny

    January 5, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    Crisp jeans and redwing boots? Yes please.

  45. suzanne nelson

    January 5, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Are you all referring to William Downs the artist? I’m curious.

    To Jack Daniel – it was bitter over the weekend but warmer today. This is the fourth year in a row i’m saying it’s my last winter in New York but this year i may actually mean it. Hope you’re somewhere sunny and warm.

  46. claralipfert

    January 5, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    I love both images, and especially the coat the second dude is wearing, and the jeans on the first dude.

  47. Leonardo

    January 5, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Nice shoes in the first photo.
    I really appreciate it.

  48. Jacinta Montgomery

    January 5, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    The guy in the top picture looks warm and smart not so keen on beanies though.

  49. Anonymous

    January 5, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    It seems like A.P.C. COAT…

  50. Mel Carrey

    January 5, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    plaid looks absolutely finee

  51. thwany

    January 5, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    everything that the first guy is wearing fits him so well.

  52. Emily Wong

    January 6, 2009 at 12:02 am

    I reallyy love these outfits. Fantastic choice of color palette.

  53. Anonymous

    January 6, 2009 at 6:41 am

    The shoes on the second guy looks perfect, does somebody knows what it is?

  54. Mad Hatter

    January 6, 2009 at 7:41 am

    I like the look of these Great style!

  55. Adorian

    January 6, 2009 at 8:21 am

    The first guy had a really nice jacket. Any ideas on where to buy it?

  56. J.A.F.

    January 6, 2009 at 8:39 am

    The first look is so well put together that it’s hard to see the second look working. Not sure about the second guy’s too short sweater vest underneath that great coat. Some things are working some are not, he appears fractured. The Redwing work boots however are bomb!

  57. Evelyn

    January 6, 2009 at 8:55 am

    The first look great, slimmer than one’s think after wearing a big plaid jacket- maybe it’s the magic of the size of the jacket and dark navy jeans/ and that pair of shoes should be given a credit as well.

  58. Isobel Saoirse Dylan

    January 6, 2009 at 9:15 am

    I really like both outfits! nice!

  59. Anonymous

    January 6, 2009 at 10:23 am

    I’ve been looking for a plaid coat like that for quite some time. The A.P.C. winter 07 is quite hard to find, i reckon. Anyone know of somewhere I can find a similar coat?

  60. Jovan

    January 6, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    as a red wing fan I really like to see the many ways poeple are combining their red wings with other clothes…

    last time I said something about model-no.´s I made a little mistake, …I´v got so many different pairs though,…

    but these are model 0875, without a doubt. =)

  61. green lantern

    January 6, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    What is really sharp is really, really, really big Houndstooth!

  62. Anonymous

    January 6, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    Yes, that is William Downs, the artist.

  63. Sarah

    January 7, 2009 at 5:37 am

    love that plaid!

  64. Anonymous

    January 7, 2009 at 9:03 am

    i love them both. plaid in top beautiful and well put together with dark jeans, cap. man at bottom beautiful colors, hat included. wish vest were a little bigger, but feel guilty saying it b/c he’s lovely.

  65. Bradford

    January 7, 2009 at 9:17 am

    I love the historic Sunshine Hotel in the background. One of the last remnants of old Bowery….

  66. Anonymous

    January 7, 2009 at 10:19 am

    1st guy needs to ditch the slouchy toque. It’s too sufu (-1). Maybe it is someone from sufu! Nice fit on the jacket though.

    2nd guy’s RWs are gaah, great. Love the pop of blue.

  67. Dan in Richmond

    January 7, 2009 at 11:02 am

    The colors of the jacket in the top photo help it look sleek, along with the cut and size. It is a nice silhouette with the jeans and those great boots/shoes. The hat could very well work, too- I think I’d have to see how it compliments his face to tell.When I wear that type of cap ( which are often very practical to wear) I tend to pull the excess fabric forward and to one side, almost beret-like, although fitted. Gives it a different look.

  68. Lazy P

    January 7, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    you should shoot at a shipyard or factory in the midwest so all us cityfolk can see some more “True American” fashion. Great looks on both of these guys.

  69. Collier

    January 7, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Nice, but it all looks a bit too new. Im not sure he’s taking a chance, just layering up in the usual suspects, redwings, aps, woolens vest from earnest sewn? The vest is too short and the lapels of the jkacket are too femme. Scarf is great though, as is the general expression of the guy.

  70. The Calvin Show

    January 7, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    Well when someone’s slim and buys clothes that fit, they tend to not look bigger I guess. I do like the brown of it. I’ve seen so much red, blue and even green plaid print that it’s nice to see a different color.

  71. Anonymous

    January 8, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    It is A.P.C.
    Also a recurrent coat on Gossip Girl,
    the Dan character wears it all the time.

  72. Anonymous

    January 8, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    The vest on the second gentlemen is a highly collectable and fabulous vintage find-I have seen a few over the years in NY at Stock. He has done a great job mixing it into a contemporary street look….So psyched to see this great peice of American fashion!

  73. Anonymous

    January 8, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    William Downs was the best drawing teacher ever
    and a pretty stylish man

  74. kld

    January 8, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    The second gentleman is wearing a vintage Brown’s Beach vest- very vintage very cool- which is why it’s a little short. I think he looks perfect. His style is very workwear. I work at Bobby From Boston and this is what we’re obsessed with!


    January 10, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    I would like to have a conversation with Mr. Spectacles.

  76. Brett Glass

    January 13, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Oh I want that plaid jacket. It’s perfect.

  77. Anonymous

    February 6, 2009 at 3:20 am

    Has anyone got an idea about the jeans in the Top photo? Great fit!

  78. Anonymous

    May 7, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    I like the one on top because fit is everything and that is a great fitting outfit. The bottom pic with the high vest looks awkward. I don’t care if it IS collectible. It doesn’t fit well. Maybe it would look better on someone smaller.

  79. Robbie

    September 6, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    what type of pants are being worn in the first photo?
    Im in love with them.

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