104 comments

  1. Anonymous

    December 31, 2008 at 10:54 am

    i really like this look. the combination of sneakers and army-ish coat. also his sweater and sneakers match, thats really awsome

  2. ryder

    December 31, 2008 at 11:03 am

    study in contrasts from velvet collar guy-toned down in both color and sharpness.

  3. Anonymous

    December 31, 2008 at 11:04 am

    Eh.

  4. The Concrete Commentator

    December 31, 2008 at 11:05 am

    I like the structured jacket with the sneakers and casual pants

  5. Paul B.

    December 31, 2008 at 11:20 am

    What a smart looking coat! I must say, however, that I am put off when my eyes make their way down the perfect outfit and fall on…. nike’s. This was the case with the “Flea Market Fines” gentleman as well. I do wish the taste for nike would wane.

  6. Eric.Granwehr

    December 31, 2008 at 11:26 am

    wow i really love how well he matched the swoosh in his shoe to the long-sleeve shirt under his topcoat. and the scarf to the pants and the hat. so well coordinated.

  7. crowsfeet

    December 31, 2008 at 11:26 am

    We asked for shoes.
    We got shoes.
    Lesson learned.
    :)

    I wish everyone health, wealth and happiness in the coming year!
    Cheers,
    Celeste

  8. Anonymous

    December 31, 2008 at 11:28 am

    I love it ! the jacket and the scarf … simply beautiful!

    and the nike shoes …

  9. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    December 31, 2008 at 11:30 am

    Are you refering to the consistency of the earth tones through his outfit? I think it is a dangerous path, but he pulls it off well. Mostly, I think this is because of the good fit of the coat; long yet close to his body throughout. It would be too easy to go for one of those huge coats everyone wears, and it would kill this. The sneakers appear to be vintage, which is always cool. Only thing I would change would be the wrinkle creases on the pants. Stuff fresh out of the dryer: yes. Stuff that looks like it has been piled on a heap of laundered stuff: definitely a no-no. Jorge from W Palm Beach

  10. chris

    December 31, 2008 at 11:30 am

    Serene.

    Happy New Year Sart.

  11. Sarah-Mary

    December 31, 2008 at 11:35 am

    the flash of his wrist and trainers just make this.

  12. Anonymous

    December 31, 2008 at 11:36 am

    Looks like I may be the only one, but I do not like the Nike shoes

  13. Anonymous

    December 31, 2008 at 11:39 am

    SHARP.
    happy new year :)

  14. Mark

    December 31, 2008 at 11:41 am

    The shoes make this practical and ordinary. Not a bad look, just not very distinguished overall. But his face is appealing, and he’s set it off well with the plain, pale hat and scarf. Actually the color scheme as a whole seems designed to make his face pop.

  15. Sue

    December 31, 2008 at 11:56 am

    I love the shoes, they fit with his pullover, although there's only a tiny piece of his sleeve.
    Good & Simple.

  16. Anonymous

    December 31, 2008 at 11:58 am

    I don’t mind the shoes. I’ll give him a break and assume that these are the shoes he walks in and he has his stylish shoes under his desk in his office!

    Oddly, what bugs me about this look is the way the scarf is tied. For some reason I just don’t like it, probably because it hides the front of that gorgeous coat.

  17. Anonymous

    December 31, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    My college professor always said, one should always judge a person by the shoes he wears. You don’t go into the woodshop wearing flip flops, he said, and you don’t present at your final critique wearing sneakers.

  18. Ausrine

    December 31, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    I’m not really sure what to think.
    I think if his pants were black I’d love the look

  19. Ashley

    December 31, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    oh man the shoes make it

  20. Kate

    December 31, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    What a handsome man, and he looks so easygoing. Nothing as stylish as being unaffected. Love the earth and sky references in the colors.

  21. people wear clothes

    December 31, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    Wow, that scarf is amazing.

  22. suzanne nelson

    December 31, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    i’m not normally a fan of facial hair but this gentleman’s beard is really adding something to the look, along with the sneakers it’s a neat combination of classic and cool.

  23. isabelb

    December 31, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    this is one of those times when i really have to step back and praise the part you play in translating this look onto paper (or rather, screen). this is a reminder to me of how the great synergy in these looks isnt only from the people who have assembled them, but also from your thoughtfulness behind the scenes/lens.
    the background here is fantastic and raises everyrththing to the next level.
    the glass has a nice transparency that keeps everything light and effectively keeps it in the background while complimenting the person.
    the colors in the glass compliment the colors you are pointing out in the outfit perfectly.

    way to go.

    i really like the glass background.

  24. Dominica

    December 31, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    The sneakers make this look modern…I can see a little bit of his sweater too and I’m happy to see it’s a replay of the label on his shoes …
    Great winters look !
    I like it !

    PS Sart, have a wonderful New Years eve and keep up the good work !
    Warmly, Dominica

  25. Camille

    December 31, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    Interesting play with proportions here. But overall, I’m undecided about how he’s pulled this look together.

  26. grapemind

    December 31, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    The shoes are great! It matches his sleeve (or watch? can’t tell..) The blue is a good contrasting color to the rest of the outfit which is more muted in color. I think he looks stunning as everything fits him well and he matches well with his pants to his beanie to his scarf. Lovely casual look.

  27. -anna-

    December 31, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    wow…so unique. just the way he wears his scarf, his nike shoes…very refreshing

  28. J.A.F.

    December 31, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    Awww, well he’s just cute, I do really like that coat.

  29. Hemaly

    December 31, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    Ugh, don’t like it with sneakers.
    Happy New Year!

  30. Sustainable Sean

    December 31, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    I really dig this look for the same reason as other folks. Its a bit formal, a bit casual all tied up on one. A total JFK Jr. type thing.

  31. Anonymous

    December 31, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    love it until the shoes… this is outside the new museum right?

    -Roz

  32. Anonymous

    December 31, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    The shoes ruin the look for me. Here’s hoping 11:58 is right about the stylish shoes at the office.

  33. Sarah

    December 31, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    I love this outfit. The neutrals really work for him, and the Nikes make it that much cooler.

  34. kathrin@twoforfahion.de

    December 31, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    Happy New Year! In 2009 I will learn to be a smart worker :) that’s my resolution! all the best for you and your blog, best Kathrin

  35. Emily Wong

    December 31, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    I’m totally digging the hint of blue in such a neutral color palette.

  36. Paolo Manaloto

    December 31, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    its the little things like the matching shirt color with the swoosh on the shoes that i like about this look.

    and the fact that his coat is gorgeous.

  37. J'Adore Fashion

    December 31, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    great look!!!

  38. Anonymous

    December 31, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    YES comfort without sacrificing style. my fave. and the background reminds me of windows vista haha, but it looks very cool and optimistic.

  39. kmarie

    December 31, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    eh.

  40. hmstrjam

    December 31, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    ciao, the blue nike checks make the look- hints of color is where it’s at

  41. Nadia

    December 31, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    i would like to meet this man

  42. jeanne

    December 31, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    love it…all of it! the shoes are surprisingly refreshing…

    i like how he ties his scarf…i’m gonna have to experiment w/mine until i can get it to look like that…

  43. Anonymous

    December 31, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    Love the coat and the scarf combo, but the shoes throw the whole outfit off.

  44. Heatherskies

    January 1, 2009 at 1:39 am

    The coat is the perfect length, and he’s really making me with I was male and could grow a beard to keep my face warm. That may be a little odd, but c’est la vie.

  45. Gershon

    January 1, 2009 at 1:53 am

    I’m not really feeling this at all. I don’t care much for scarves outside of the jackets, I’m lean towards functionality in general. The overcoat is very nice but it doesn’t seem to fit with the rest of the outfit.

    Without getting into the khakis in the winter argument, sneakers with khakis is always hard to do. These shoes are just to informal to make it work. I do however, find it clever that he matched his sweater with the swoosh. Perhaps this outfit would look better sans coat, hat, and scarf…I might even be able to get over the shoe khaki thing.

  46. vipgal

    January 1, 2009 at 2:27 am

    i love this way of tying a scarf it looks nice and makes u feel safe underneath the warmth

  47. Pierre-Jean

    January 1, 2009 at 5:08 am

    Bonne année from France. @ +++

  48. Hana

    January 1, 2009 at 6:18 am

    Wow! I love this look. Great combination of colors.

  49. Angele

    January 1, 2009 at 6:38 am

    The picture is just incredible.
    I almost don’t care about the look today and just enjoy the light and the tones.
    Thank you Scott

  50. Jack Daniel

    January 1, 2009 at 10:22 am

    What’s wrong with his shoes?

    I like his whole look. :)

    Hope you’ve had a great New Years eve celebration, Scott!

  51. Anonymous

    January 1, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    I don’t like the wrinkly pants, not to mention the sneakers. They are at odds with the elegant coat and scarf.

  52. thePirateKing

    January 1, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    Great flashes of aqua on the trainers and the wrist.

    Sart, I really like it when you comment on pictures, if only for a few short words. I’d kinda like to see more.

  53. Starmarket

    January 1, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    the whole look, with the hint of the blue in the sleeves with the macenroe tennis classics. i like…

  54. Topham Beauclerk

    January 1, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    Oh this is great! What a wonderful line, which is a nice thing about winter coats. I always particularly like it when The Sartorialist features “real real” folks whose sense of style is (or at least seems to be) utterly natural and free of self-consciousness.

  55. Sid W

    January 1, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    I was apathetic to this until I noticed in the comments that the shirt matches the swoosh. I like that. A LOT.
    Although I’m not a huge fan of the scarf the way he has it tied.

  56. Vanessa

    January 1, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    Proletarian. This is nice for a walk or doing some light errands.

  57. John Christopher

    January 1, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    That is a really great coat. I personally don’t like camel, I think it only looks right on the right person wearing the right things.I find it boring more often than not.

  58. Anonymous

    January 1, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    While the shoes do shoe a bit of his personality, he certainly could have done better. But I do love how his shirt matches the swoosh…

    And I agree with an earlier poster regarding the scarf… it’s a bit too much for me.

    Great colour coordination though.

  59. Mister B

    January 1, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    This gentlemen’s look becomes more stylish the more one looks at it. HIs ability to accentuate each individual piece as its own, through part of the whole, is something that is rarely seen. Love it.

  60. Stacy Guthrie, myweddingfilm

    January 1, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    I love the coat, but the shoes are killer. I like that they remind me of something my brother wore in the 80′s, but somehow now chic. And I did notice that his sweater seems to match, at least it looks that way from the cuff.

  61. Anonymous

    January 1, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    I like his combination of colors and the look like he is NOT trying to hard to look chromatically correct. Today, it is obvious this guy is in his “chill” mode. I would wear any of these pieces in a second, especially the coat (vintage?).

  62. pixie

    January 1, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    I agree, it appears to be a nice scarf, but its too long, too….. just not right. I’m not a huge fan of sneakers but they are comfortable to walk around town in. Lose that scarf.

  63. claralipfert

    January 1, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    I love the coat with the shoes.

  64. jpc

    January 1, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Is this a Rag and Bone coat? I like this way of tying the scarf over that particular coat, like Bob Cratchit.

  65. FireBrand

    January 1, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    I love it’s pragmatism. Sometimes you just have to run out to the store and hey…That look will work.

  66. Elementality: Evan's PR blog entries

    January 1, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Yeah I think he def could have tied the scarf better but dude prolly didn’t think he was going to be on The Sartorialist when he stepped out, it was prolly something more like “Jeez it’s cold outside!” lol

    The shoes and shirt is dope tho, you people that don’t like Nikes just because they are successful are missing out on a quality brand that really seeks to be in tune to the customer. That’s why they drop so many colors of the same shoe. They look like All Courts but whether or not they’re vintage is impossible to tell cause white shoes get that yellow aging from light and oxygen exposure. I used to work in a shoe store lol

  67. The Management

    January 1, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    The reflections in the glass and the light make this a gorgeous shot, regardless of the rest.

  68. S. Reiss

    January 1, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    i think the shoes make the outfit here. they’re old vintage canvas early 80s joints. he’d look like a prig if he was wearing boring old wallabees or red wings or whatever work wear shoes, imo

  69. Anonymous

    January 1, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    I love the proportions and fit of the coat. But colour coordination is a tricky thing. I like his face.

  70. Anonymous

    January 1, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    I actaully love the whole idea of the “put-togeather” coat, pants,and scarf combined with the nike sneakers. To me they give an urban feel to the outfit.

  71. Tony Gyepi-Garbrah

    January 4, 2009 at 3:39 am

    I love the coat in this picture. As well as the way that the blue either shirt or watch compliment’s the kicks. However I would still say that the kicks throw off the outfit. Got to keep em clean, but this is about being comfortable just as in your own skin as you are in your clothes. And that is what this is about.

  72. Kat

    January 4, 2009 at 8:11 am

    i love the big size of your photos lately!!!

  73. eachkey

    January 4, 2009 at 9:06 am

    So new school.
    It’s a eternal theme.
    Just do it!

  74. Leonardo

    January 4, 2009 at 10:04 am

    Posh!

  75. Adorian

    January 4, 2009 at 11:27 am

    I like how the sneakers match the shirt under the coat! Also a nice blend of natural colours against the cold, wintery, colours of the blue and white.

  76. Alicia

    January 4, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    The cut of the jacket could be better. It looks like the bottom hem is narrower than the shoulder, which isn’t right, imho.

    Beards are hot.

  77. Mariana Simões

    January 4, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    I just love this blog! I knew your job in blog from a brazilian (www.nossaiorque.blogspot.com), and since my first visit I never stop follow the news, the new black, everything, and toay reading VEJA, also from Brazil I saw a interview about who? about what??? This magnific blog and its mentour! Congratulations! And I hope you came more to Brazil to now the fashion of São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Amazonas, Bahia.. WELCOME!!!

  78. Justin Credible

    January 4, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    That scarf is serious! I want it now! lol.

  79. Anonymous

    January 5, 2009 at 12:24 am

    Oh what a beautiful picture! The colours in his clothes harmonize gorgeously with the background setting.. especially love the bright turquoise hinted throughout! Lovely outfit, nice calm photo xo

  80. Justin Razmus

    January 5, 2009 at 1:12 am

    I like the look of your site. Very clean. This is the first time I’ve seen it, I already bookmarked it. Keep it up.

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  81. Sarah

    January 5, 2009 at 5:23 am

    trainers and beard are stylish ! !

  82. Jú Fuscaldi Rebouças

    January 5, 2009 at 7:05 am

    Look at his shirt (or is it a bracelet?) matching the sneakers!
    THAT is style!

  83. Ju Martins ;)

    January 5, 2009 at 8:26 am

    sooo nice !!!! I really luuuvv your pics!! Isaw about u in Elle Portugal (but I’m in Brazil hahahahhhaha) and I search the blog

    :)

  84. bimba

    January 5, 2009 at 8:36 am

    Well it’s his smile that fits everything even the scarf, that is too- too long…

  85. Aaron Brown

    January 5, 2009 at 8:43 am

    The jacket is great the scarf maybe a tab big but he does pull it off. I ‘m not too crazy about the shoes either.

  86. TheGlamorousEccentric

    January 5, 2009 at 9:19 am

    I find it interesting people are saying the shoes are ruining the look for them. For me the sneakers complete the look.

  87. SKA

    January 5, 2009 at 9:20 am

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  88. Jingoist

    January 5, 2009 at 10:38 am

    I love that you can absolutely tell he does not take himself too seriously. And the Nike’s matching the hint of color you see on his shirt cuff rocks.

  89. bug pin

    January 5, 2009 at 11:23 am

    Scarf is tied too perfectly IMO–don’t know if that was a purposeful contrast to the, wrinkled pants and shoes which I think are too casual. Did he actually give thought to his outfit? I mean, was it truly a study in contrasts?

  90. Adam only needed a fig leaf

    January 5, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Looks like the beige moderation army missed this guy. Nice coat though.

  91. Anonymous

    January 5, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    He looks amazing: Sandwiched between the rather contrived but refined GQ looks of the gentleman shown below him and the casual Superfuture uniforms of the gentlemen shown above him, he is such a true individual in the spirit of the Sartorialist.

    Everything he is wearing (except for the kicks) may be vintage or designer, thrift store or high lux, and the gentleman himself may be rich or poor– doesn’t really matter. All that matters, in the context of the purpose of this blog, is he transcends all these factors with his style.

    Radiant style (and his warm smile adds to his allure).

    Thanks for sharing.

    PLO

  92. Anonymous

    January 5, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    This look would be so solid with a nicer pair of loafers or workboots… the nike shoes ruined it for me!

  93. thwany

    January 5, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    looking at this photo again, i really like the look of his worn nikes. they go great with his pants and coat.

  94. Pete is a man

    January 6, 2009 at 12:49 am

    He’s a hot mess w/o the coat.

  95. Rebeca Muñoz López

    January 6, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    hummm Finally, i do not like.

  96. fabio

    January 7, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    MI PIACE UN CASINO. I love it. Bravo. Stylish and simply. Hearth and elegance.

  97. Anonymous

    January 7, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    The sneakers match perfectley! Sports labels are very stylish when they are worn the right way. And this guy really gets it. Dont all the people that are hating sneakers know that Adidas Stan Smith are Marc Jacobs favorite shoe? People are so narrow minded when it comes to sneakers. So snobbish.

  98. Anonymous

    January 7, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    I don’t really like how the scarf is tied or the shoes, but that coat is fantastic!

  99. Anonymous

    January 8, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    looks like the A.P.C./ nike’s collab. court shoes

  100. The Style Therapist

    January 9, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    Love his sneakers.

  101. Anonymous

    January 11, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    the royal tenenbaum look

  102. Anonymous

    January 13, 2009 at 11:52 am

    a bit funny, a bit comic, it works just for a while.

  103. Magsli

    March 17, 2009 at 9:27 am

    I love the cut of this coat! Look how the swoosh matches the cuff of his shirt/sweater. Good work indeed!

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