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October 23, 2008 at 9:02 am
oh my, to have the kahunas to wear this ensemble and then pull it off with such attitude. i so wanna dress a tad more bravely tomorrow. how long does he take to come up with a look like that?!
October 23, 2008 at 9:04 am
If you can’t say something nice… don’t say nothing at all.
Shall we sit back and count the Grace Jone’s comments.
October 23, 2008 at 9:05 am
good god! it’s about time. luv at first sight.
October 23, 2008 at 9:09 am
Channeling Grace Jones!
Stunning and original. The colours, the textures, the Style (capital S is intended). Wow!
October 23, 2008 at 9:12 am
He reminds me of Jerrell from season 5 of Project Runway.
October 23, 2008 at 9:14 am
Amazing. I’m floored. everything works, thats for sure.
October 23, 2008 at 9:16 am
Love! Who is this guy? I see him every once in a while on the sidewalk, and seeing him makes my day.
October 23, 2008 at 9:20 am
This happens? This happens, in the States? I’m appalled. I love the pants. And, I’m so glad he’s not wearing boots. If he had boots, he would be a drill sergeant. But, those shiny, pointed, buckled shoes make it amazing. I want him to be on a white horse. Jesus. Normally I would hate the girdle wrinkling the jacket, but with the sleeves like they are, I love it. And the peacock feather — the only accessory — played too well. The hat perched on his perfectly shaped head. This is incredible.
October 23, 2008 at 9:21 am
Nice shape and jacket cut!!Very interesting Belt….hunting world details are great!Too technical trouser…not well matched with shoes!!
October 23, 2008 at 9:23 am
i like… but i dont use…
Inspired by this from the waist..eeeeer hips up..wonderful!
October 23, 2008 at 9:25 am
He actually pulls that outfit off better than most women would! :)
October 23, 2008 at 9:29 am
The most stunning and original Sartorialist in a long time. Thank you!
What a stylish man! maybe just a little too feminine for my personal eye but the overall look is stunning and pefectly matched
October 23, 2008 at 9:32 am
Yes, this is definately a Grace Jones look. Seeing a lot of this look lately
October 23, 2008 at 9:34 am
A bit too try-hard
October 23, 2008 at 9:57 am
all i can say… is YES.
i want to hug this man.
October 23, 2008 at 10:01 am
For a quick moment, I thought that was the fabulous eccentric Grace Jones. Fierce!!! Confident!!
October 23, 2008 at 10:04 am
OMG This is FIERCE!!!
My Name is Cat
October 23, 2008 at 10:09 am
When I was a teenager, my mom made me some jodhpurs just like that(still have them) and I wore them all over my small Mississippi town. People thought I was so weird.
October 23, 2008 at 10:38 am
FABulous! Maybe a bit much for day to day wear, but WHO CARES! He rocks my world.
October 23, 2008 at 10:46 am
I would do him in a heartbeat. Outstanding.
October 23, 2008 at 10:53 am
Ever been to Brighton (Sussex, UK) or Liverpool?
I love looking at well-dressed people so i’m delighted to find this blog. Happened upon you via Laura’s Cafe au Laine. I’ll be back again. 80)
john benjamin pritchett
October 23, 2008 at 10:57 am
Wow! Always uplifting to see such daring, especially here in the U.S.
October 23, 2008 at 1:28 pm
Costume, yes, but what a great look. He has it, he flaunts it, and looks fierce doing it. Love!
Jacobo de Fortabat
October 23, 2008 at 1:39 pm
It’s not my style but the shoes are nice.
October 23, 2008 at 1:41 pm
even though i think it’s female clothes it is fabulous anyhow. every single piece of it
October 23, 2008 at 1:47 pm
You are simply on FIRE these last few posts! Love this pic!
October 23, 2008 at 1:48 pm
he is fabulous. seeing him makes me wonder what his voice is like.
October 23, 2008 at 2:21 pm
You all, this is neither “stunning” nor “original.” The shirtless look with that belt placement (and type of belt) plus the tilt of the hat is too trendy femme. If the shot was taken knee-up I would just have assumed he was wearing high heels or platforms.
It looks like he spent too long in front of a mirror composing himself – which is never a good thing.
And the riding breeches are just plain weird here.
October 23, 2008 at 2:57 pm
i must disagree with those calling this man’s outfit contrived or costumey. some people just fall out of the womb fabulous, and i believe this man to be one of them. he knows the difference between fashion and style, yet plays with both. this is by far the most interesting individual i have seen in months of looking at this site.
October 23, 2008 at 3:05 pm
fun fun fun. but pants are no for me. would take him seriously if there were a straight pant, same fabric.
October 23, 2008 at 3:09 pm
Fantastic in every way. I especially love the silhouette of the pants. And those shoes, those beautiful shoes! Even though this man is slim to begin with, I love that this is an outfit essentially anyone with the gall and attitude could wear well. But you’ve gotta wonder: How does the hat stay on?!
October 23, 2008 at 3:13 pm
I love this outfit! Surprisingly, it has both masculine and feminine elements. I could imagine borrowing some of them – especially the trousers, I wish I could find breeches like that for riding! This used to be the traditional shape of riding trousers, but nowadays they can only be spotted far away from the stable yards.
October 23, 2008 at 4:30 pm
Those shoes remind me of the way feet were drawn for the soldiers in Disney’s Sleeping Beauty. They almost look cartoonish – I love it!
THis guy’s sense of style is amazing. I wish I were fierce enough to pull it off!
October 23, 2008 at 4:42 pm
I LOVE whatever this man wears! I’m a big fan of Shimmy!!!
October 23, 2008 at 5:10 pm
I do not want to comment on outfit, which is seriously brave.Just wonder where do poeple like him work? Or what could his profession be?Or did he just simply walk of some runway or theater? Even being from europe I just can’t imagine how to pull this of on a work day…give me some enlightenment.
a. from germany
October 23, 2008 at 5:12 pm
i think: there’s no soul. it’s not lighting fire. it’s just a styling “job” brilliantly done for the job’s sake. no soul…..
October 23, 2008 at 5:44 pm
October 23, 2008 at 6:30 pm
WowI am really surprised at how many positive comments there are about this outfit. The last ambitious man in heals was boo-ed by many! What is the difference?
The man himself is gorgeous but the clothes that adorn him are not. It strange-ly uncomfortable. The pants look like bad composite of skinny jeans and dress slacks. How does he keep the hat right all day? too much work!!!!
October 23, 2008 at 6:33 pm
I would love to commend this guy for actually wearing this in public, and I suppose it does take a lot of confidence to carry it off, but when it all boils down to it..he just looks ridiculous. I would love the belt if it was with a flowy dress, and the blazer is decent as are the shoes. I think those pants are absolutely RIDICULOUS! I just don’t understand why anyone would want to wear them. The peacock feather is a nice accessory and i LOVE the fedora, it’s fabulous. I guess what I’m really trying to say is that I like these pieces as separates (minus the pants) and I wish that he added a more masculine touch to it.
Mauro Morello Founder blog bluetramontana Style
October 23, 2008 at 6:38 pm
October 23, 2008 at 6:48 pm
I want to be impressed, but no, it’s too silly for real life. The elements just don’t jive together for me, though they’re close.
October 23, 2008 at 6:55 pm
the world needs more people like this & and sart needs to take more pictures of them.
Love the idea of it, but I think I would be fussing all day making sure it was still looking immaculate. The styling seems unrealistic to me because it is a standing-only look; as soon as he sits at a table the impact of the pants, shoes and belt are gone and it is only the hat, the feather and the man-cleavage top draw your eye, and those element would seem too camp with out the balance of the lower half.
October 23, 2008 at 7:27 pm
PERFECT! would love to see him in action, when I imagine the hat would have to sit straight on his head, and I could see his expression of self while wearing this ensemble.
The pants are used so creatively and the colours all tied together so organically.
So glad I checked Sart today so that it was the first thing I saw.
October 23, 2008 at 7:30 pm
I love how complimentary the comments are. It says a lot that everyone thinks this guy looks great, or fabulous or fierce or whatever.
I can’t say I’m in agreement but what I do like is this brotha’s bravery…. and his handsome face.
October 23, 2008 at 7:34 pm
hes a cutie! i love that belt and his whole outift actually. he totally is channelling grace jones. by the way, i love how this photo gets so much attention and so many comments. its well deserved in my opinon!
xoxo – A Vogue Idea
October 23, 2008 at 8:39 pm
everything but the belt…and lets hope the tilted hat was just for photo sake.
October 23, 2008 at 8:55 pm
Those pants must be custom tailored. I have a similar pant with a less severe silhouette. I admire people who have the confidence to express themselves like this guy. XOXO
October 23, 2008 at 9:00 pm
Yes, peacock on a man; it’s the male bird. A female is a peahen and has drab plumage.
Not a fan of such a contrived look, though.
October 23, 2008 at 10:16 pm
Bless his heart…..’cause this is cool.It is not that far removed from a Ralph Lauren RLX look. This works!
October 23, 2008 at 10:26 pm
There seem to be a lot of negative feelings about precise, composed looks such as this one: “trying too hard,” “costumey”, etc. What is so terrible about intentionally creating an image with one’s clothing? Not everyone wants to blend in and look random, haphazard and plain. There need to be peacocks like this one in the world; they inspire those with less courage to stop being so bashful and have a little fun in life.
October 23, 2008 at 10:32 pm
I love the messing with gender theme that’s been so prominent on this blog recently – the lad in heels and jumpsuit, the femme from the 80′s, the boy/girl dichotomy on yesterday’s white t shirt post etc.
More of this very stylish gender-bending and the more intelligent elements of the commentary, please!
October 23, 2008 at 10:44 pm
I’ve followed this blog for a long time and I rarely comment on any of the photos. This one, however, I absolutely love. I salute this brother!
He has succeeded in his goal, which is to influence you. Whether you love this outfit or hate it, you’ve been influenced by the vision he’s created, and he has thereby pushed you forward a little. Trust me, somewhere in the world a look inspired by this outfit will hit the street tomorrow!
October 23, 2008 at 11:10 pm
Whoa! That outfit is so marvelous it would stop the entire city!
I would love to see this guy every day!
October 23, 2008 at 11:15 pm
gregorytoddsmith – Yes, this happens in the states, it only happens one place.
NEW YORK CITY.
October 24, 2008 at 12:11 am
the pants are a little too ‘dont ask, don’t tell’ but that belt is innnn-sane!
October 24, 2008 at 12:39 am
wish i could be so adventurous for the every day
October 24, 2008 at 1:03 am
It’s probably late in the comment game to say this, but for those of us who live in the Midwest, seeing somebody commit this fully to their style has intrinsic merit, even if it’s not what you’d call attractive. Like at all. Wade through the sea of utilitarian fleeces and shapeless cargo pants and styleless Ugg boots and you might agree.
October 24, 2008 at 1:32 am
He looks amazing!People whose criticisms stem solely from gender roles in fashion are ignorant. You should be able to wear whatever you want, no matter what who you are.
October 24, 2008 at 1:55 am
So, 1, A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.
And, 2, I agree with people saying he looks great in so many words or less. I’m still confused by this discussion of ‘male’ and ‘female’ types of dressing. What is that supposed to mean exactly? It confuses me. I remember months and months ago a photo of a man (black shorts, black shirt, high tops) and someone saying ‘the shaved leg look doesn’t work for me.’ So what, and relevance? And Anon, 8:02, its as if you’re saying that men are supposed to dress in a certain way, a way that women expect them to dress. In this way, then men would have to expect women to dress in a certain way as well, that calls out their gender through male expectation. Humanity is not just men, and just women. It’s cliche but we’re all different. God, to be ‘normal’. How bourgeois. Oh and I didn’t realise there was some competition going between men and women either…
I would say he takes influences from Dandy dressing (the flower, the super slim jacket) but he has such composure, such elegance. I love how the belt brings in this whole saddle-like motif that ties in with the jodpuhrs. All of the elements are typically masculine but would be relevant in a female wardrobe as well.
This other obsession with people being too ‘dressed’ for day is tedious. It’s such an irrelevant argument but I suppose is founded in the American obsession with sportswear. To me its like people who still ask whether there are perfumes for day or night. It’s old.
October 24, 2008 at 1:57 am
"To be memorable, one must be elegant & extravagant." Audrey Hepburn
October 24, 2008 at 2:08 am
my tongue hurts from the biting. It is absolutely a personification of personal style, I suppose….
October 24, 2008 at 2:14 am
hm… interesting! I like the colour palette, the feather, the hat, the shoes, the jacket and the pose. but the belt? it’s too much, to my mind. the belt makes the whole look tooooo feminine
October 24, 2008 at 2:26 am
That is definitely one interesting outfit… JUXTAPOSED for sure! I would say this individual is read for MANY different events.. and ok for day and evening!
October 24, 2008 at 2:48 am
This is beyond hot. It’s smoking!
October 24, 2008 at 3:51 am
October 24, 2008 at 4:22 am
This is fabulous! Love it.
Far From Home Project
October 24, 2008 at 4:51 am
Hmm, I say no to the hat.
October 24, 2008 at 5:01 am
Seems a little bit feminine to me, but every thing fits very good. And something makes it so visible but I’m not sure what it is
October 24, 2008 at 5:27 am
OK…it took me a while to guess what my opinion was, but I definately like it. Love his version of jodhpur male pants, the colour is cool and looks great with the black shinny shoes and the white structured jacket. Honestly, the belt which is super agressive, is not my favourite thing, but the hat and the peacock thing in this pocket are great..Vibrating.X
October 24, 2008 at 5:56 am
Holy androgynous perfection, Batman!
October 24, 2008 at 6:12 am
October 24, 2008 at 6:44 am
i want to be this man!
October 24, 2008 at 7:04 am
You know when he looks that good he’s got to be in the industry, for sure! ;) I love his creativity and his ability to express himself, individually.
October 24, 2008 at 7:35 am
really interesting play of volumes. i like the colour palette and textures for the most part. i’m not sure how i feel about the way the belt (which i just don’t like) wrinkles up the jacket – it would be nice to see a jacket constructed along those lines that could achieve the same silhouette – maybe with a corseted element at the waist in the colour of the belt instead? maybe it is a bit ott, and verging on costumey, but it’s also fun. i like the peacock feather most of all.
am i the only one who sees the hat and thinks: bizarro adibisi? :D
October 24, 2008 at 8:01 am
Oh my God!! This is the most unusual and inspiring person I’ve seen in my life! He’s great!!)))I’m surprised with the comment regarding “employed man’s wardrobe”)) I’m sure he isn’t an office rat, he isn’t employed in a bank or smth)) So he can express himself as much as he wants! I do admire!
October 24, 2008 at 9:04 am
WOW. WOW. i am speechless. it is now officially my desktop wallpaper
October 24, 2008 at 9:23 am
I LOVE YOU
October 24, 2008 at 10:39 am
the way he stands makes him look like he’s showing off the trousers and shoes.QUIRKY!and the waist-cinching belt, first male ive seen working it, plus over a jacket!i think with this look, a little bit of makeup mightve accentuated his facial features?i find the shiny shoes more attention attracting than the person himself. the shoes are great.
October 24, 2008 at 11:49 am
October 24, 2008 at 11:55 am
October 24, 2008 at 2:10 pm
Of course he looks rather fierce and incredible – but somehow this look seems a bit too contrived for my taste.
October 24, 2008 at 5:34 pm
Effin’ hell – this made my night! Wonderful!
October 24, 2008 at 5:52 pm
Forget Paris… it seems NYC is Burning. Come on and Vogue!!!
October 24, 2008 at 6:20 pm
completely and utterly pretentious…he must have some double stick tape rigging that hat to stay on at that angle.
October 24, 2008 at 8:42 pm
Thank you!!(Pity about the hat.)
October 25, 2008 at 1:24 am
hey, thumbs up… not only for the courage of putting this on, but also the taste.
October 25, 2008 at 6:01 am
Is that… cleveage?
But a perfect way to wear monkstraps, thats for sure.
October 25, 2008 at 6:14 am
What a stunning ensemble ! I was totally taken aback when checking up what was new here today : EVERYTHING is new here ! Funnily enough I think I hate every single piece of his outfit if taken apart, and yet I think I have never seen something so special, precious and amazingly put together EVER. The peacock feather is to die for. If anything at all, this general silhouette seems as if it had just fallen off a Hermès woman’s runway–it would never have occurred to me that this could actually make a man look so good. Absolutely brilliant !
October 25, 2008 at 6:24 am
what’s that? gracie jones in the 80s?
October 25, 2008 at 8:37 am
The peacock feather makes the outfit for me. I rarely say this about a guy, but stunning!
October 25, 2008 at 9:17 am
some of the readers seem to be surprised that there are no negative comments about this look. well,i’ve been trying to leave negative comments regarding this silly look for days, but they seem to get censored. imagine that!
October 25, 2008 at 12:51 pm
One more time…Grace Jones¡¡¡¡The one the only the best¡
October 25, 2008 at 6:27 pm
On the runway or red carpet? Fantastic! In the real world? Comedy gold.
October 25, 2008 at 11:40 pm
October 26, 2008 at 12:17 pm
Yes!! He is amazing. However, I am so over the “too feminine” comments, expand your mind folks. Women have been wearing masculine inspired pieces for decades, it’s bout time men start to explore a feminine aesthetic. Ugh. Sexist so-called fashion folk.
October 26, 2008 at 3:56 pm
This is ridiculous! (and not in a good way)
But I like his attitude.
October 26, 2008 at 7:06 pm
This man has courage. And why not? Why not go all out?? He definitely has something to say about how he wants to express himself regardless of what anyone will think, and regardless if it looks right or wrong.
October 26, 2008 at 7:22 pm
October 26, 2008 at 8:27 pm
Interesting. The apparent cleavage throws me off.
October 27, 2008 at 11:25 am
oh, he is fantastic! freaky, crazy but so cool!
October 27, 2008 at 12:40 pm
Stunning!Such style, such personality.
I love how he plays with the silhouette!
(I really have to go to New York…)
October 27, 2008 at 5:15 pm
The belt is a BIT too much. It bridges the line from androgynous to crossdresser. Nonetheless, this man is very brave. Oh, and I have to admit that those shoes are to die for.
October 27, 2008 at 11:26 pm
Devine. Male, female- who gives a shit it works all over.
the fashion kid
October 27, 2008 at 11:38 pm
I know this guy, and he is a very good at coming up with combos like this. I admire his creativity. Whenever I meet up with him I feel like my outfit is horribly boring…
October 28, 2008 at 12:42 am
is he photoshopped onto the background?
October 28, 2008 at 2:41 pm
The color palette is wonderful, but I’m unsure about the belt. I have to say…I’m on the fence. The jodphur-esque trousers are amazing, as are the shoes The tilted hat is a little to much, but the structuralism of his look is quite directional. O and I love a good peacock feather!
October 28, 2008 at 2:51 pm
I like this man so much. Nice jacket and good hat. He is litle feminine, but very fashionable..
October 28, 2008 at 8:11 pm
wow, this is just perfect. he has a great sense of style. impressive.
October 28, 2008 at 9:14 pm
Such a Stunning style!
October 28, 2008 at 9:50 pm
i want that outfit!!!
October 28, 2008 at 9:59 pm
Gives me a Seig Heil kind of feeling. The pants resemble SS pants (made by Hugo Boss, mind you). This is definitely a Run Way outfit, not an everyday, wear outside in real life kind of outfit.
October 28, 2008 at 10:20 pm
It’s good, but it looks forced to me…It dosen’t look effortless…
The Calvin Show
October 28, 2008 at 11:08 pm
Incredible. That’s all I can say. I strive to be confident enough to wear such a bold, eye-catching ensemble!
October 28, 2008 at 11:27 pm
I LOVE this.. becuase it says so much about him as well… and makes you wonder just where he was going and what he was dressed for or was he just out to buy some milk… It doesnt matter if jodphurs need to stay in the first part of last century.. he brings them to life…break rules and find something new!!!! Wow
October 29, 2008 at 6:50 am
too feminine… does anyone realize this is a guy?… may be it could’ve worked without the belt; it looks like he wanted to accentuate his hips…
October 29, 2008 at 11:32 am
This simply lovely — I love the androgyny of it all — mixing the masculine w/ the feminine. It really belongs in a magazine layout. Plus, the details of the petit chapeau & peacock feather are nice touches. It doesn't hurt that he's gorgeous — I'd kill for his cheekbones. ~jm
October 29, 2008 at 1:29 pm
October 30, 2008 at 4:04 am
now i want a peacock feather brooch too (:
October 30, 2008 at 8:54 am
What a look, i really wish men can be more stylish like this one
October 30, 2008 at 12:47 pm
I think that Shim Sham is one of the best dressed MEN I’ve ever come across. I like the fact that he doesn’t want to be like the average Joe. It’s great when a person can get out of their comfort zone. Shim Sham was the best thing to happen in AZ now he’s gracing NYC with his great looks and fashion. Honey, I wish people would “quit acting so stupid” LOL….
November 1, 2008 at 3:57 pm
A perfect icone!
Isobel Saoirse Dylan
November 3, 2008 at 2:54 pm
Very, very special but he wears it with the right kinda attitude. He just looks amazingly cool!
November 6, 2008 at 9:52 am
Very handsome guy!Kisses from Brazil =)Ioio
November 6, 2008 at 12:43 pm
what a city!
November 6, 2008 at 5:09 pm
i’ve seen this guy walking down john st in fidi. he always looks fabulous.
November 7, 2008 at 2:46 pm
some guys have all the luck!
November 8, 2008 at 4:47 pm
i love this look!
November 11, 2008 at 12:48 am
this photo was taken during NYFW… i saw this guy outside the united bamboo show. he was waiting for the sartorialist to take his photo.
-no hatin’ here.
November 11, 2008 at 4:36 am
this is amazing. even for New York, im shocked
November 11, 2008 at 10:23 am
This guys name is Shimeon Mattox… and amazing model in NYC with fab style! Be on the lookout for him, hes gonna be huge!
November 12, 2008 at 3:43 am
And let me tell u something… everytime I see this guy out, he has a FIERCE outfit.. just saw him today @ the Disco… decked out! Got to love him!
December 28, 2008 at 1:48 pm
i find the belted jacket very chic for a woman, yet i find his outfit slightly feminane and far too costumey…
January 29, 2009 at 10:44 pm
whatever–kinda overdone I’d saybut if it makes him happy…
he’s very cute tho.
March 18, 2009 at 6:41 pm
IMO the belt ruins the look, makes too feminineall the rest – perfect
April 27, 2009 at 5:53 am
Wooow… tt’s STYLE! gorgeous…
August 19, 2009 at 11:26 am
LEGENDARY!!! Susan,Designer&Writer Toronto
August 4, 2011 at 6:16 pm
August 8, 2011 at 12:56 pm
Oh WOW…what a wonderful style. I would love to have him over for a glass of wine and hear his stories:)
June 13, 2012 at 2:23 am
Handsome man. As a man the close is out of limits. He could of pulled it off in mens clothes. It kinda draws confusion, to much going on.
July 15, 2012 at 11:35 pm
I can’t tell if I love this, or hate it….