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October 10, 2008 at 8:17 am
Grace Jones? Is that you? :)
Jorge from W Palm Beach
October 10, 2008 at 8:21 am
Personally, I always wanted and want to look like a guy. However, in some people such as this young man, it can really go both ways, and I have always admired people whose unusual sense of style sets them apart in a trendsetting way. Not crazy about the jumper, but it is what is out there, so go for it! My only wonder is if the shoes on the bottom pic he bought new or just found around there… Jorge from W Palm Beach
October 10, 2008 at 8:23 am
wOOW the whole person/character is a masterpiece!!
October 10, 2008 at 8:25 am
The Life and Times of a Southern Foody
October 10, 2008 at 8:31 am
Fashion forward but……..out there……
The heals, one word no no no
October 10, 2008 at 8:39 am
fierce love the style
October 10, 2008 at 8:47 am
the first outfit is a little too 80′s but looking great nonetheless (i’d kill for those glasses).
in the second one he’s wearing woman clothes and shoes! i mean, to everyone his sexual tastes, but i don’t think a man in high heels would qualify as “well dressed”. the upper part is actually working with the guy character, but as a jumpsuit… well… naaaah ;)
October 10, 2008 at 8:50 am
very bright! interesting to know this girl more in details…
October 10, 2008 at 8:54 am
I’m so confused about this
October 10, 2008 at 9:01 am
YOU MEAN GUYS CAN WEAR HEELS?!?!?!?!???
annie and carlotta
very cool glasseson both accounts
October 10, 2008 at 9:07 am
Loving the artistic pallete of the first picture. It’s so like futuristic cool w/those solar shades and the bold graphics of his t-shirt and scarf and he carries it off well with the glossy patent leather satch-bag and glossy black oxfords. I want to meet this guy! :) He’s got impeccable taste!
In the second picture, that guy looks FAB-U-LOUS! He’s being coherent with the fall trends out there this season, one of them being about architectural shapes and bold statements. Like who would have ever thunk of executing a look like this that comes straight from the runway??? I love the choices of color there refined without being somber. Did i mention the shades?! The shades are totally futuristic. those platform heels really make a bold statement. this guy is not afraid to try anything!
October 10, 2008 at 9:10 am
wow, this takes androgyny to a whole different level. probably fashion forward, but somehow it looks more like a character get-up, than real life… great print and colours on the shirt though.
October 10, 2008 at 9:13 am
It seriously takes a brave soul to dress so differently. The first image has so much color and texture with that visor. If he didn’t look so good in it, I would say it looked ridiculous. And the second; a man wearing heels and a modern mechanic’s onesie doesn’t go unnoticed. His style is unique and impeccable, but few people could get away with it. I think the hair and solid face have everything to do with it.
October 10, 2008 at 9:16 am
Yeah the heels = ten points for trying…
October 10, 2008 at 9:28 am
were these taken right before deckard from blade runner came running through chasing robots?
October 10, 2008 at 9:32 am
October 10, 2008 at 9:33 am
Quite marvelous. Not sure about the heels – he’d look so hot in a pair of Freelance brogues……….
October 10, 2008 at 9:36 am
S/he said, “Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side.”
October 10, 2008 at 9:38 am
Amazing!Especially the lower picture. So gracefully executed!This man is a true fashion master.
October 10, 2008 at 9:40 am
I’m not seeing the “forward” part of this. I’m seeing Bobby Brown, Eddie Murphy, Mid 80-s….it’s a little overwhelming before coffee.
My husband is impressed, though. As he says “you have to own that look to make it work. And he does.”
So kudos to him. I have a lot of respect for people who work their own looks – be it forward or retro.
October 10, 2008 at 9:49 am
This guy epitomizes the phrase ‘a picture tells a thousand words’. He could be a Margaret Atwood novel in himself…A piece of art…Though the intensity of his look seems to mask his personality.
Geordi La Forge and Grace Jones. Too crazy…
October 10, 2008 at 9:53 am
WOWWOWWOW – in both cases! The visual definition of FIERCE!
And I particularly love the composition of the New York shot – the clash / mix of patterns is sparkling.
October 10, 2008 at 10:08 am
just a little too tranny-ish for my taste
October 10, 2008 at 10:20 am
Now this is what your blog is good for! This person has it. All the others pale in comparison. I was begining to think your blog was getting boring.
October 10, 2008 at 10:23 am
Definitely not my taste, but I have to give props to the(se) guy(s) for putting it out there like that, and “damn the torpedoes”.
Reminiscent of Grace Jones, and could probably be featured in a remake or sequeal to “Paris is Burning” (Shon-tay! Sashay!).(Anybody ever been to the Paradise Garage, “back in the day”?)
Hopefully not sounding patronizing or condescending, but this guy is very entertaining. Now, when the summer rolls around, maybe I won’t be so shy about wearing my pink seersucker pants.
On a photographic level, in the top picture, I like the juxtapositon of the WILD outfit against the orderly grid of the building in the background. In the second picture, it’s like you’re walking down an idyllic country path, and then BLAMM-O!, you have this being from the planet Vogue.
Beam me up, Scotty!
October 10, 2008 at 10:30 am
Love the wraparounds; usually they create anonymity, here they express personality.
October 10, 2008 at 10:32 am
October 10, 2008 at 10:34 am
both looks are fashion fantasy. fantastic.
October 10, 2008 at 10:37 am
Paris is Burning! So androgynous. Takes me back to the my days in fashion school in the eighties. You go Miss Thing! (as we used to say).
Dan in Richmond
October 10, 2008 at 10:38 am
The top photo is pure costume- individual?- somewhat. Useful to discuss?- I don’t think so. The bottom photo is much more interesting and provocative.I give him full points for pushing the look so far and looking so confident and comfortable doing it. Beyond that my responses to the details become purely subjective. I DON’T like the shoes not because I can’t accept heels on a man but because men’s shoes are one of the items I love most so I can think of many styles I’d rather see here (Antonio Picardi’s are starting to look like they’d go with anything). He likes the heels so fine. I actually dislike the elasticized bits more than the heels and like everything from the waist up, including the fabric and construction of the jumpsuit and his layering but overall I like his entire approach.
October 10, 2008 at 10:39 am
wow. im inspired. and also a little awed. i love the bottom look, the heels are a little crazy, but everything else is perfect, including the photo itself :)
October 10, 2008 at 10:46 am
Shocker! In a good way, of course…
Each look is very much in context with his environment – NY look is typical of the urban metropolis (the 80's are totally coming back on the streets); Paris too, with it's couture & flamboyant grace (as adventurous as he is in his choice of wearing heels, I am not sure it works…yet. Perhaps too much tapering of the pants on the ankles. If it was loose, straight leg cut, it would work. And a chunkier heel would do better.)
I love his shades! Who is this phenom?
Tabitha (From Single to Married)
October 10, 2008 at 10:51 am
Those shoes are something!!
October 10, 2008 at 10:56 am
reminds me of a certain james bond character from the roger moore era
October 10, 2008 at 11:07 am
He’s got so much going on. It’s a 5 course meal for the eyes and I’m going back for seconds!
October 10, 2008 at 11:10 am
I adore him! I wish I looked that good in heels…
(the first picture does make me think of Commander LaForge from Star Trek… VISOR, anyone?)
October 10, 2008 at 11:16 am
This only happens in a city like NYI loved itI just wonder what kind of sleepwear he has
And now, my comment in spanish:Queridisimo sartorialist, qué placer encender verte todas las mañanas y poder decir HAY GENTE QUE REALMENTE ES COMO SE LE CANTA!Kisses from Buenos Aires
October 10, 2008 at 11:36 am
I commend anyone with enough guts to try new things.
I have to admit, I’m even sort of liking the top look. Very fun take on 80s. HOWEVER, as much as I try to open my mind, my first reaction to the bottom look was a gasp, a glare and muttering “no, no, no.”
So, while I love the spirit and confidence it takes to dress outside of the box, I have to say that the jumper and heels combo is a miss in my book.
October 10, 2008 at 11:38 am
all kinds of no for me. fun to look at b/c it’s wacky, but don’t like it one little bit.
October 10, 2008 at 11:39 am
I want his black Margiela sunglasses! If only they wern’t so expensive…
October 10, 2008 at 11:42 am
10 bucks says he works on wall street
October 10, 2008 at 11:44 am
Sort of thrilling, really, don’t you think? And all done on probably a dime, I hope. Gave me a rush of inspiration and feel-good hope. Thank you for this, Young One!
Oh and the word is: F I E R C E
October 10, 2008 at 11:51 am
The love child of Data and Geordi LaForge…
October 10, 2008 at 11:52 am
I think my wife put it best, “he looks like he is lost from the future. and confused about his sexuality”
October 10, 2008 at 12:01 pm
I’m sure many people are thinking it, so I’ll be the first to say it…Geordi LaForge, anyone?
DON'T SWEAT IT
October 10, 2008 at 12:02 pm
props to the second guy for wearing heels. I didn’t think anyone could rock heels besides Prince.
October 10, 2008 at 12:12 pm
Hmmm… androgynous. Still looks like a thoughtful composition and not just a crazy person.
October 10, 2008 at 12:13 pm
well i already lived through the 80s once so i can’t see myself repeating that decade…but they sure are visually interesting. i keep thinking of lavar burton as data looking st the first photo; and kool moe dee looking at the second (just the glasses obviously) they’re both beautifully staged photos whatever i may think of the clothing styles. these are looks i’d only recommend for someone younger than myself.
October 10, 2008 at 12:14 pm
That is quite funny.
October 10, 2008 at 12:16 pm
Both pics – many things, but hardly to be considered sartorial splendor.
October 10, 2008 at 12:20 pm
kudos to him for bodly wearing what he wants, this is the fun side of fashion
These are two different guys.
October 10, 2008 at 12:35 pm
October 10, 2008 at 12:39 pm
Jung’s collective unconscious is stirred; the visor reminds us of Star Trek’s Commander Geordi LaForge.
Juan Manuel Trejo Sánchez
October 10, 2008 at 12:46 pm
Talk about daring to be unique and make it work… for yourself :)
October 10, 2008 at 12:47 pm
Say what you want, but I wish I had their confidence!
October 10, 2008 at 12:50 pm
Ok, If I get it right… both have Cyclops-style sunglasses and are wearing woman clothes as showpieces?
October 10, 2008 at 12:52 pm
I think what makes The Sartorialist so great is it exemplifies that anyone at any age can be well turned out. The people in the images are not too “done”, they appear to mix the high with the low and they all exude a personality. Pretty much every image presents a person that I would love to meet, because you would know there wouldn’t be a dull moment to be had. As everyone already well knows, The Sartorialist has a great eye and the images are always a pleasure.
October 10, 2008 at 12:53 pm
OHHH NO HE DIDN’T!!!
October 10, 2008 at 12:58 pm
I think it’s about time men can wear heels again (and not have a hate crime committed over them). Louis XIV started the look… I don’t understand how it became unacceptable for men to keep doing it. Anyway, I hope it will soon (someday) become the new trend for men.
October 10, 2008 at 12:59 pm
what a colorful character!great shades.
October 10, 2008 at 1:01 pm
Utterly stunning! I would wear either of these outfits in a heartbeat, and I am experiencing mad lust for the mirrorshades in the top photo.
This is how I always thought people would dress in 2008.
October 10, 2008 at 1:04 pm
October 10, 2008 at 1:18 pm
October 10, 2008 at 1:33 pm
Had I seen this photo here, I would have thought, “wow, great personal style, great photography” and I would probably have been inspired by this young man and his sense of style and vision.
BUT, I was there, at the jardin de Tuilleries when he arrived at the Dior show and I couldn’t help but think that he was trying too hard to attract all the attention. It was such a turn off for me. It wasn’t just him. It was the same way for some people that had amazing clothes on. They struggled to walk on their higher than high heels and ended up looking… silly. For the first time I saw fashion in that exaggerated (Zoolander comes to mind) way that it is sometimes portrayed.
I was even more shocked when I saw that Scott had chosen to photograph this young man and wondered if it would ever make it into the blog. Did he not see what I saw? I wondered…
I struggle with that myself. Sometimes I want to wear a leopard print coat for myself and I don’t want people to think that I want the attention that comes with it.
I love fashion more than anything and I never want to give this passion away, but for two days after that day at Jardin de Tuilleries, I could not think of fashion the same way. Maybe we are all very narcissistic after all!
Fortunately, the trauma has passed!
October 10, 2008 at 1:47 pm
Hell yeah. I want to see him in motion. Everyone who is wrestling with gender stereotypes about males in heels: THROW THEM OUT THE WINDOW!!! What do they matter? not a damn.
on a side note – when you visit the optometrist they give you a disposable pair of sunglasses that clamp onto your face- creating a margiela-like effect- try them out!
October 10, 2008 at 2:01 pm
I’ve seen this guy around and I think he is a pure genuis. This is exactly what fashion needs right now to go to the next level.
October 10, 2008 at 2:10 pm
80s halloween costume?
October 10, 2008 at 2:12 pm
Grace Jones meets MC Hammer …;-)
October 10, 2008 at 2:16 pm
as for the first pic :love the complete look but without the shirt…but I do agree – in print, it just looks fab with al these bright colours…The bag looks absolutely beautiful, love the lackered black leather but the glasses make me think of the Terminator – Robocop movies…so 50% hell yeah ! for this outfit
October 10, 2008 at 2:23 pm
I am utterly in awe.
October 10, 2008 at 2:33 pm
This is awesome! For sure! For the record, the second look is just as much 80s as the first, IMO.
October 10, 2008 at 2:37 pm
Oh, this is brilliance.
October 10, 2008 at 2:39 pm
Finally! Pictures that make the blog exciting again! I really got an impression that it was getting neglected.If I’m correct, the second guy is from Amsterdam, he always dresses that way, also shows how people there like to experiment. Love the fact that he has the guts to step out of the box and combine women’s garments with men’s.
October 10, 2008 at 2:46 pm
October 10, 2008 at 3:20 pm
ja ja, es total!!! realmente hay gente que se pasea así por la calle?? me encanta!
October 10, 2008 at 3:23 pm
No… Just no…
In the first photo, this gentleman looks as though he could be an extra from some bad 1980′s sci-fi movie. Whatever designer is responisble for those glasses ought to issue a “Total Recall” on that product. I mean, if I saw this look catching on in NY, I’d have no choice but to “Escape From New York.”
The second one is a bit more bearable, but I question his choice of footwear…
October 10, 2008 at 3:31 pm
They are SO 80′S! I went to fashion school in NY in 1984-88 with guys who dressed like this!
October 10, 2008 at 3:33 pm
YOU GO BOIE!
I can’t help but admire him for his love of fashion. And the “A Different World” hairdo with the heels in a Jaleesa Jumpsuit! WHO IS HE AND WHY DON”T I KNOW HIM!?!
AND THE HE DOES PUNKS OUT LIKE A MALCOLM MCLAREN DISCOVERY!
One of your best ever Sart!
October 10, 2008 at 3:43 pm
hmm…now, where would one wear this? oh yeah, the halloween parade in nyc!
October 10, 2008 at 3:47 pm
I love the first outfit. I would never wear it, but I love it.
The second outfit…I would love to be able to say 10 points for trying. I would love to. But GUH. It’s not the gender issue whatsoever, nor the heels. That jumpsuit, though…that jumpsuit. Horrific on a man or a woman.
October 10, 2008 at 4:34 pm
To quote Wendy Williams:
“How you doin’?”
October 10, 2008 at 4:35 pm
Costumes do not equal fashion. Especially when the costume isn’t original.
October 10, 2008 at 4:44 pm
I used to think I new what ‘eccentric’ meant
Hapsical London Fashion Blog
October 10, 2008 at 4:55 pm
I bet there’s going to be lots of hating on these two pictures, but I always salute people who dress like this for making the world a more interesting place. It’s also good to see the Margiela L’incognito runway sunglasses in a ‘real’ setting..
October 10, 2008 at 5:11 pm
Brian – you killed me with that comment. Data and Jordi’s love child. So astute of you. I’m cracking up.
Hmmm, he would have fit right in at the Catch One back in the day. It was THE black gay club (gay men and lesbians- something you hardly see anywhere although Oakland had a good one for a minute) in L.A. to hang at. The best club of all time IMO until Madonna discovered it and it all went down hill from there….aaah. But I bore you with reminiscing and give away my age to boot. Anyway, a lot of boys rocked this look back then, back there (without the purse or heels, however). Now it’s retro and I slap him five for his boldness. I must say at top I thought it was a girl until I saw the shadow of a beard.
Vive la Différence!
October 10, 2008 at 5:15 pm
Wesley Snipes meets Blade Runner. I’m mean that in a good way though.
October 10, 2008 at 5:16 pm
Wesley Snipes in heels?
October 10, 2008 at 5:42 pm
I agree about the pigeon toes. Straighten up, you Beautiful People!
The World Of Horsebones
October 10, 2008 at 5:44 pm
That is a serious look. My cap is doffed!
October 10, 2008 at 5:45 pm
I don’t mind the heels. Love the L’incognito’s though.
October 10, 2008 at 6:00 pm
I love the New York picture, BUT I can’t stand the second one. I can’t tell if he likes fashion or costumes. It doesn’t work at all, not for him or anybody else. It’s just wrong, and at last we can forget that he’s a guy trying to pull it off.
October 10, 2008 at 6:01 pm
The 8o’s with a millennium fair! I love the 80′s… There was so much more creativity in terms of music and style. It is interesting now to see individuals repeating the era of my youth.
October 10, 2008 at 6:19 pm
i love this guyhes great
October 10, 2008 at 6:22 pm
October 10, 2008 at 6:41 pm
Its the real 80s!!
October 10, 2008 at 6:45 pm
October 10, 2008 at 6:54 pm
I’m diggin’ the hair styles…late 80′s early 90′s hip-hop. Very Kwame and Doug E. Fresh like.
October 10, 2008 at 7:42 pm
love the bottom jumpsuit, very Claude Montana and she looks like Grace Jones!
October 10, 2008 at 8:25 pm
He reminds me of Hollywood from the movie Mannequin.
October 10, 2008 at 8:38 pm
What’s the word I’m looking for….androgynous? Both of these guys don’t know how to rock a cameo right, trust me I’m from the 80s.
October 10, 2008 at 8:39 pm
Amazing !the colors fit perfecty on the look…it reminds me a lot of Grace Jones
October 10, 2008 at 8:43 pm
October 10, 2008 at 8:50 pm
back to the Louis XVI time when guys are wearing heels… cute!
October 10, 2008 at 9:06 pm
that is all
October 10, 2008 at 9:18 pm
Trying waaaay to hard to be “different” and have an “impact.”
October 10, 2008 at 9:32 pm
Jumpsuits are back…we’ve seen them in many men’s collections. Very Claude Montana vibe, but i’m lost with with shoes
October 10, 2008 at 9:43 pm
Oh. My. Gawd.
Love his bag in the first picture. He seems like a guy people love or hate. His look evokes extremes, no grays.
PARALLEL ENTITY / ENTE PARALELO
October 10, 2008 at 9:51 pm
Geek Porn Girl
October 10, 2008 at 10:32 pm
I always feel the pigeon-toed stance is apologetic. It’s like saying “Yeah, I’m fierce, but also sort of a puppy.” Female models do it when they’re trying to look coy, or non-threatening, or child-like.
That’s the only part he doesn’t own.
Feet forward, dude!
October 10, 2008 at 11:33 pm
oh my… love the margielas and the futuristic look. wonderful!
October 10, 2008 at 11:37 pm
Well, everyone is entitled to their very own interpretation of fashion and how they want to express themselves, but for me the high heel was made for women, but not all women. But for the woman who can where them well, walk in them well, stand in the well and above all the high heel defines the line of the female leg. So, this look does not work for me.
October 11, 2008 at 12:06 am
Hahaha…these pix crack me up. I admire those who get dressed in the morning with a sense of humour. Personally if I have a whimsical day I can’t bear the criticism.Want to cast these fashion amazons (famazon?) in a music video…oh yes. Extras in that one with the Japanese girls and the cats. Am I ramblings?
October 11, 2008 at 12:11 am
The top photo is nothing short of amazing. It’s a sci-fi masterpiece.
October 11, 2008 at 1:06 am
At first look…COOLAt second look…NOA little too 80s for me…and about the heelsNOBut still, people like this make the world a better (more interesting) place… so I guess…YESS
October 11, 2008 at 2:15 am
This reminds of the Marc Jacobs AD featuring Model Cole. Very forward, but the pieces are awesome especially the eye wear.
The top photo is incredible. I love everything about it. The city doesn’t seem real at all.
October 11, 2008 at 2:34 am
Insane and 80′s fabulous! I love it! But the jumpsuit in the second pic could use a belt.
Kudos for both courage and flair!
October 11, 2008 at 3:00 am
I swear I’ve seen this guy before. And I love his outfit, heels and all.
October 11, 2008 at 3:21 am
The heels: 10p for trying, 10p for succeeding!!I think both guys look awsome! FULL of character! :)Awsome blog! Awsome pictures! /Mika from Sweden
October 11, 2008 at 3:54 am
darlings, fierce is not a costume.
let’s be real. if there had been no elements of genderfuck in these looks, you all would have been swooning. perhaps you just hate to see a male body rocking heels harder than you can?
October 11, 2008 at 4:30 am
I don’t know if I love or not .. I ‘m a bit confused !!
October 11, 2008 at 4:35 am
It’s always great to see Margiela worn in real (well…I use the term loosely in this case!) life.
October 11, 2008 at 5:08 am
I love those jeans. They’re not too skinny and they’re simmer than say Levi’s 511. They could be cropped a tad though…Anyone have a guess as to what jeans those might be?
October 11, 2008 at 5:10 am
I think he’s Dutch.
October 11, 2008 at 5:37 am
Folks, it’s just a costume.
October 11, 2008 at 6:02 am
stunning performance throughout the entire week in paris. he looked great at chanel also, too bad mr. schumann didn’t snap the outfit. i admire his unapologetic, care-free and self-absorbed attitude, he simply oozes confidence and owns his looks. everyone should take a book from this mans page, he represents fashion and what it means in the best way possible.
October 11, 2008 at 8:38 am
October 11, 2008 at 9:18 am
Absolutly she´s Grace Jones¡
October 11, 2008 at 10:17 am
refreshing! love it
October 11, 2008 at 10:20 am
Hi you!Your blog interesting!
October 11, 2008 at 10:42 am
I definitely fail to see any style or beauty in either of the photos.
October 11, 2008 at 10:47 am
gawd, folks can be unimaginative and judgemental. those heels are so perfectly natural on the person with the rest of the outfit. its the silhouette that matters. get over yourselves. not everything needs to be straitjacketed and pigeonholed. it does not have to be gay or 80s or young or male. learn to admit that some things are beyond your imagination and you can’t just conveniently try to fit everything into your worldview.
October 11, 2008 at 10:48 am
Let this be a shining example of walking satire.
October 11, 2008 at 11:05 am
The second photo is classic even though I’m not a big fan of the bottom of his pants being tucked into the heels. But the juxtoposition of the moustache with the heels is fantastic. The moustache removes the androgyny and says “I am a MAN. In heels.” Love it!!
October 11, 2008 at 11:17 am
booyyyyy, that playsuit is bananas!
October 11, 2008 at 11:32 am
So cool! Different set, different look, but both cities are wonderful!
The Happiest Activist
October 11, 2008 at 11:42 am
Okay, someone has already said it, but this guy is channeling Grace Jones so strongly in the second shot. Even his face expression.
The first look is very “Stronger” era Kanye West meets late 80s British pop. I think, of anyone posted lately, this guy understands the connection between music and clothing.
October 11, 2008 at 11:45 am
Not sure if I can dig either scene. Photography, of course, is the MOST considering the source (Super, Sart!), but the style is questionable. Brave–definitely! Innovative–maybe! I woulde love to know what either of these gents do for a living, if they went to work dressed like this. Creative minds nonetheless. I applaud their aplomb–I think alot of us wished we were this courageous.
October 11, 2008 at 12:11 pm
I don’t know what the sunglasses in the top picture are, but the bottom pair is by Maison Martin Margiela.
October 11, 2008 at 12:30 pm
rupaul at the bottom wins
October 11, 2008 at 12:39 pm
Thank god some people in the world don’t let gender stop them from wearing fabulous things.
October 11, 2008 at 12:40 pm
This dude knows how to work it. I love him already. I love the Margiela glasses.
October 11, 2008 at 12:50 pm
Oh my god, this is sooo cool. Especially the sunglasses!!!
October 11, 2008 at 1:25 pm
Embarrassing and you know why.
October 11, 2008 at 1:56 pm
So freaking fabulous.
October 11, 2008 at 2:19 pm
to me it’s werid… sorry
October 11, 2008 at 2:55 pm
This is so beautiful. I often troll this blog for images of gender-bending style, and this is a perfect manifestation. I wish we lived in a world where we didn’t always know immediately who are men and who are women based on style. Here’s to the androgynous future!
October 11, 2008 at 2:58 pm
Heels on a guy. Kewl. Can he walk in’em, though?
I like the way the digital(?) watch, the shirt sleeve and the jumpsuit sleeve look.
October 11, 2008 at 3:07 pm
There is a fine line between androgyny and cross-dressing. I like the first one, but the second one? There are plenty of nice shoes out there for men. A statement shouldn’t be made for the sole purpose of making a statement. The second outfit doesn’t tell me anything.
October 11, 2008 at 3:14 pm
Made me smile! Very few people truly exercise freedom of expression.
October 11, 2008 at 3:40 pm
Anonymous at 5:16PM: “Wesley Snipes in heels?” Oh yes, “To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar” was a faaaabulous movie ;D
I love seeing men in heels; why should we have a monopoly on gorgeous yet masochistic footwear? The second guy also totally rocks that jumpsuit. The above-the-waist details and folds are great.
I can’t get on board with these sunglasses at all, but then, I can’t stand Wayfarers either.
October 11, 2008 at 4:05 pm
I have little to say about the top picture as I think he kind of resembles a whole load of other 80′s inspired kids.However the bottom one… Slightly lost for words again but for different reasons. I love the photograph but boots are just a step too far. The jumpsuit I actually love, it would look fantastic on a woman and good in a weird kind of way on a man but only in an edgy ad campaign (think marc jacobs irony). But even on the runway or a far fetched ad the shoes just wouldn’t do it for me in any way, shape or form.
October 11, 2008 at 4:16 pm
his man is BURNING UP!
October 11, 2008 at 5:01 pm
Whoever said that high heels were made for women is WRONG.
High heels originated as shoes for riding, to keep the foot from sliding in the stirrup. On the beginning, aristocratic MEN were the ones who wore heels. Of course, women quickly followed suit.
And Louis XIV, who prided himself on his masculinity and virility, was extremely proud of his shapely, ballet-trained legs and regularly wore shoes with high red heels to show them off.
The Daily Masquerade
October 11, 2008 at 5:08 pm
the whole look is just breathtaking… I seem unable to say if I like it or not… But it is something new and gives the impression of change
October 11, 2008 at 6:34 pm
October 11, 2008 at 6:42 pm
His style is really different in the 2 cities, I guess I like his NY outfit best, I think it’s more for him. Not a big fan of womens heels for men… But he still looks great, in his own way!
October 11, 2008 at 6:59 pm
The Norma Kamali throwback jumpsuit is fierce…he looks like he did the superman thing in a gas station and bathroom and someone walked in on him when he was halfway between clark kent and superman…
October 11, 2008 at 7:28 pm
wow surprisingly, I think the boots look really good on him! love those sun glasses too!
October 11, 2008 at 7:51 pm
Good for you for wanting to take a leap of faith (or something) but… Are you kidding me!?
October 11, 2008 at 7:54 pm
Wow.I have found a bit of an inspiration drought lately…lovely photos but nothing truly inspiring….but this, this is something else.
October 11, 2008 at 7:58 pm
both pictures are intriguing. I personally like the reflections in the building on the top picture.
October 11, 2008 at 8:25 pm
I think the second outfit is a little too over the top for my own aesthetic taste, but i do like how it challenges the status quo of fashion.The first outfit is fresh, I saw glasses like those at Blackbird in Seattle a while ago and could not imagine them looking anything less than ridiculous in real life. This kid pulls it off in my books.
October 11, 2008 at 8:27 pm
im not sure if i like the heels , but cool guy ..
October 11, 2008 at 8:38 pm
interesting… but I’m definitely not in love with it.
October 11, 2008 at 8:52 pm
I like the 2nd guy, but the 1st one is so much fun, especially wearing that scarf with the shirt. The 2nd outfit – I would love to see on a really hunky guy.
October 11, 2008 at 8:58 pm
1 is deliciously androgynous, and those jeans and shoes take the 80′s futura elements of it into the present.2 is a nice concept, but just really unflattering; it elongates his torso and shortens his legs.
i always thought it was impossible to wear margiela without looking costumey. there, his black sunglasses look almost reasonable.
October 11, 2008 at 9:12 pm
Anonymous at 11:37: “Well, everyone is entitled to their very own interpretation of fashion and how they want to express themselves, but for me the high heel was made for women, but not all women. But for the woman who can where them well, walk in them well, stand in the well and above all the high heel defines the line of the female leg. So, this look does not work for me.”
No woman is born with a heel that magically arches into the air like a Barbie doll. We only say the effect of the heel accentuates femininity because we have defined femininity to encompass those features that the heel accentuates. It’s pure tautology. Bring on the masochistic footwear for men, I say. Bring it on.
October 11, 2008 at 10:15 pm
Looks like a guy in L.A. I used to shoot tests with. His hair-style was a cresting surf-wave shape (instead of that notch). The jump-suit would go well with some edgy Italian boots designed for alpinists. I’d like to see slightly more “vintagy”volume in the legs, too. He’s done a pretty good job— bravo.
October 11, 2008 at 10:24 pm
The first look is utterly fantastic, but I wonder if the sunglasses and bag make it so. Wouldn’t this just be another Urban Outfitters/vintage blend without them? I was stunned at first, but I have to admit, it’s waning.
As far as the second look goes, it seems hard to believe that the ostentatious 80′s man from above is the same person. I still don’t know what to think of it.
October 11, 2008 at 10:53 pm
You’ve done your job again Sart- the breadth and range of comments shows that. One day it’s something gorgeous and chic that everyone can agree upon and the next it’s disorienting controversy- brilliant! That’s why this site is so fascinating. Love it as always!
October 11, 2008 at 11:25 pm
Heels for guys…it’s a complete no no
Lady Fontina Manchego
October 11, 2008 at 11:27 pm
Points for the attitude/confidence but it’s too edgy for me. Here he is again at Gareth Pugh last month still rocking the heels in the 2nd last photo: http://altamiranyc.blogspot.com/2008/09/paris-fashion-week-day-1-at-gareth-pugh.html
October 12, 2008 at 12:20 am
A film based on a future decade with people who looked like this, you know, a collab between the fashion minded and a film maker..would be just great. The storyline would be something entirely different, but the visuals would make the film stand out.
/ end banter.
October 12, 2008 at 1:15 am
an anonymous poster already said this, but the first one does have a Hollywood Montrose from Mannequin thing going on, with a little dose of LeVar Burton’s startrek character (the glasses…). Awesome!
October 12, 2008 at 1:24 am
October 12, 2008 at 1:45 am
Valley Girl meets Carlton Banks. Interesting.
October 12, 2008 at 2:20 am
I love when you spice up your blog with this sort of juxtaposition.
October 12, 2008 at 5:09 am
larry blackmon eat your heart out … you’re cyborg version is walking the streets … in only the way a stylish cyborg can
October 12, 2008 at 7:45 am
It may be just me, but those broad, manly shoulders + high heels = ridiculous.
October 12, 2008 at 7:47 am
i love it. the first outfit is wonderful, bright and colourful; the second one is sculptural (?) and clean and very chic.
it looks like a professional shoot or something; if more people wore like this in real life i think it’d be more interesting and less trend-controlled-looking.
October 12, 2008 at 7:55 am
this man is everywhere! Hipster Runoff, Facehunter (i think), Easy Fashion Paris….. You name it. For another cool picture of his, check this out (no, this is not my blog, I’m just sharing) http://easyfashion.blogspot.com/2008/10/fashion-week-paris-chanel_432.html
October 12, 2008 at 9:25 am
its just wrong….the heels..NO NO NO !!!!
October 12, 2008 at 10:10 am
October 12, 2008 at 11:23 am
These men are amazing! I love the sunglasses–very Blade Runner–I particularly LOVE the man in the second photo–he is fierce and the shoes… oh my… so lovely, so right! This is what fashion is all about.
October 12, 2008 at 11:50 am
October 12, 2008 at 12:14 pm
Amazing, wonderful, don’t stop.
October 12, 2008 at 1:31 pm
Utterly new and genius.
October 12, 2008 at 1:47 pm
He must be from the future..
October 12, 2008 at 1:48 pm
the dudes in the pics are not the same, the second one is Jean Paul from Holland… the first I don’t know.
October 12, 2008 at 3:07 pm
I could be wrong, but I’m not so sure that this is the same person…
October 12, 2008 at 4:04 pm
187 comments and counting!!
if Liquid Sky was re-shot and re-cast entirely of black actors it could look something like this.
Jor "Born Forever" Kane
October 12, 2008 at 4:17 pm
Not only do i love how inspirational this whole ensemble is, but sweet god, what a stunning photograph! These are the kind of heels i can see working for men — those enlightened enough to brave them of course. And the swathes of collar with the stark cyborg eyewear provide a feast of contrasts. The waist is tricky, but all jumpers tend to suffer from this affliction. Nice touch with the watch too.
October 12, 2008 at 5:08 pm
Wow! I love the second one! LOVE him!
October 12, 2008 at 6:52 pm
That waist problem can be addressed with inner suspenders attached via plackets w/catenary cuts.
October 12, 2008 at 8:22 pm
Wow, I’m glad to know that our society is so advanced that now even men can wreck their feet in heels.
October 12, 2008 at 8:31 pm
please. so sad. you may try to provoke, but…this is way beyond–and not worth showing on yoursite.
October 12, 2008 at 9:11 pm
The second guy is giving you everything! WORK BITCH!!! Nothing better than being up in pumps.
October 12, 2008 at 9:58 pm
This dolphin illustrates the huge difference between NYC and Paris. Placing each outfit in the opposite city would put him in fear of his life. He knows how to assimilate. I blow you a kiss.
October 12, 2008 at 10:29 pm
Are these not two totally different people? The hairstyles are different, facial hair…
October 12, 2008 at 11:12 pm
Comment was @ #2, The first guy looks great aside from the glasses.
October 12, 2008 at 11:44 pm
Not now not ever….this guy is lost in the 80′s, I’m sorry bit this is just not good fashion.
October 13, 2008 at 1:54 am
the blond boy (MC hammer) is maybe the bitchiest stylist’s assistant i’ve had the pleasure of meeting, and he has at least one awfully-tailored blazer. better with neon and a visor.
October 13, 2008 at 3:07 am
Its lavar burton… his glasses are awesome… love it
October 13, 2008 at 3:55 am
October 13, 2008 at 5:01 am
I love Jean Paul
October 13, 2008 at 6:13 am
I dont think its not just the styling in the first pic. But the style matches so superfantastic with the background that i have to keep on staring.great work!!!
October 13, 2008 at 6:55 am
look, there are kids like this in every city. you people must not get out much. this boy is dutch, he and his buddy call themselves something like jaunito lagerfield or mucia hernandez. while he looks amazing, it was nothing we haven’t seen in paris is burning. maybe salt lake city utah is just ahead of the game, but i doubt it, i think the big names have just been ignoring queer cluture (in it’s classic sense) since about ’92
October 13, 2008 at 6:57 am
I applaud these gentlemen for their bravery and very nom-conformist apporach to dressing. But I respectfully believe that they cannot be considered well-dressed (well, at least not in this decade). The looks are too put-together, and lack the elegant nonchalance that give any outfit- no matter how ridiculous or uncomfortable- look classy. The pics stick out like a sore thumb from he other ones in the blog. If the Sartorialist has come to represent any “style” or “aesthetic,” I doubt it would be this. Still, a pleasant diversion.
October 13, 2008 at 7:23 am
I’m confused too! Am i right in thinking that this is a man?
October 13, 2008 at 8:50 am
So original! I love every detail.
October 13, 2008 at 10:57 am
Every man who encourages women to wear high heels should put his money where his mouth is and wear them himself. they’re nothing more than torture devices, designed to slow women down and keep us immobile. so here’s a man, wearing the same, illogically-designed footwear that women all over the world are finding trendy right now- and everyone’s shocked? come on people, what year is this? think about it- really think about it. do high heels make sense?
October 13, 2008 at 11:51 am
Nooooooooooo! People wake up! You can’t possibly love him! :)
October 13, 2008 at 1:31 pm
OMG love it! and the Blade runner comment is so true. the shirt reminds me of betsy. i love it though. and the jumpsuit is very fashion forward ; )
October 13, 2008 at 1:54 pm
First picture: Genius, both subject and photographer. Second picture: Jumpsuit so very unflattering, especially tucked into the shoes like that, the fabric looks thick and tough. And while I admire and applaud the boldness of the statement, I cannot help but wonder how anyone would think this is not awful looking!
October 13, 2008 at 2:38 pm
I ADORE THE BALLS IT TAKES FOR A MAN TO PUT ON HEELS AND HIS AUNT’S JUMPSUIT FROM THE EIGHTIES- HOW DO YA LIKE ME NOW? IT ASKS. I THINK ITS COURAGEOUS THAT HE’S MOVING MALE FASHION INTO REALMS OF UNCOMFORTABILITY- FOR INSTANCE- CAN A MAN BE ‘SEXY’ TO WOMEN IN HEELS? (MEN OTHER THAN DAVID BOWIE, OF COURSE)
October 13, 2008 at 3:29 pm
Wow. I wonder how he is in person. They way he expresses himself is amazing.
October 13, 2008 at 3:56 pm
Esp love the 2nd pic, reminds me of Claude Montana and Thierry Muglar. Love the heels too but i can imagine its a torture to walk in them!
October 13, 2008 at 4:21 pm
is this something new?;)Introducing drag to everyday life seems to be a huuuge shock to some.Personally I appreciate these personal looks greatly. If it’s pretty, work it baby!
October 13, 2008 at 6:04 pm
Reminds me of a guy here in St. Louis who wears women's high heels everywhere because he says they're more comfortable than men's shoes. Only he wears his with shorts, a beret and his white hair & beard. Slightly more understated than this guy. (Plus he has fabulous legs.)
October 13, 2008 at 6:26 pm
este tipo dita o futuro.this guys leads the future.
Cultivated Ah Lian
October 13, 2008 at 7:19 pm
wow! wow! wow!
we dun have people dressing up like that in Singapore!
wish we did! then i’d have more inspiration and things to see.
October 13, 2008 at 7:39 pm
Very cool and unic style. what is that eye-thing? I want that too… looks like he is from the future
October 13, 2008 at 9:06 pm
As I said a few days ago….very Claude Montana, in the 2nd shot….OR…..does anyone remember Parachute (the Canadian designers) from the ’80s?
If you squint, the 2nd outfit is quite fetching….a good antidote to the boring!
October 13, 2008 at 11:49 pm
are they not two different boys? sorry If they’re the same guy but I think they have different faces and the one on the bottom has a more athletic shape not as slender as the top.
October 14, 2008 at 5:37 pm
Love it! Love the shoes, love the shades, love the one-piece, Love all of it. People like this are an inspiration.
October 14, 2008 at 6:22 pm
stunning look here. If you can get away with it and pull it off. Great.
October 14, 2008 at 11:19 pm
Unique style! Kind of remind me of Startrek’s la forge and when Bobby Brown was still in the boy band.
October 15, 2008 at 4:44 am
Excellent ce gars !
October 15, 2008 at 8:08 am
Cin Cin to the boy(s) love the overall outfits however I think it would work better on women. I’m just not feeling the heels on him. Am keen to see what they wear next
October 15, 2008 at 1:20 pm
HOOD BY AIR
October 17, 2008 at 5:40 pm
The second is a beautifully composed shot, very classic – but of course the subject is not who we’d expect to see in this wonderfully nostalgic backdrop. It’s genius to shoot him here, as though somehow the world we know has fast-forwarded and is now inhabited by other sorts of beings.Great conceptual contrast!
October 18, 2008 at 12:55 am
luv t! devo subglasses works everytime!
October 19, 2008 at 1:14 am
his sense of originality and adventure is unquestionable. if this were a photoshoot, a late-night after party in some weird warehouse or a movie then i would give full kudos. however, in daily life i tend to think that this level of effort put into constructing an image and personality is too much. it almost makes me suspicious that the real personality is hiding out behind this overwhelming facade that is meant to evoke a very specific image of what this person wants you to see.
October 19, 2008 at 5:37 pm
WOW. Love this outfit!
October 20, 2008 at 12:21 pm
the glasses god dammit. they’re awsome
October 20, 2008 at 9:11 pm
this man is FABULOUS! I love him
October 21, 2008 at 11:08 am
Hello all its yours truely from frist pic, thanks for all of the great comments, I personllay love the 2nd guy’s style…SO HOT!!..:) Check me out athttp://www.myspace.com/devohn4life
~take care, DREAM BIG
October 22, 2008 at 5:16 am
244 ème comment!Thanks for your pictures!I love it!kiss Laetitia
October 22, 2008 at 9:28 am
Grace Jones meets Hollywood from Mannequin on The Move.
October 27, 2008 at 12:34 am
Mayday from A View to A Kill… exactly.
October 27, 2008 at 5:47 pm
this dude is my hero.no doubt
October 30, 2008 at 8:57 am
Yeah gril!!!! That is a great big difference!!!!
November 3, 2008 at 1:25 pm
I kinda don’t know what to say but uh… the shades are nice… and the heels are… uhh… nice for a girl.The collar for the jumpsuit is really nice with the structure but uh… I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen a cotton jumpsuit.Overall certain individual pieces are really nice I just don’t know if I would’ve put them together with this outfit or on this particular person.
November 6, 2008 at 3:58 am
I love the color of the trees in the second photo. Very autumn like.xavier
November 11, 2008 at 2:34 am
scorching. stunning and sexy.
December 29, 2008 at 11:27 pm
this is just pleasing to look at. its crazy because the heels in the bottom photograph didnt phase me at all- it works just as well.. oxfords wouldnt do the same for the outfit.fantastic!
January 6, 2009 at 10:15 pm
July 19, 2009 at 7:16 am
jean-paul paula for the win!
July 23, 2009 at 6:23 am
With this pic, u mean fashion can go anywhere? I totally agree with a "no borders" phylosophy, but not everything out of the box is cool.
September 6, 2009 at 12:43 am
Wow, points to both of them for being so daring.
June 30, 2012 at 11:40 am
due look like a lady. nah nah, nah nah. First thought “Hamma Time!” second thought – “Dude is wearing high heals!!” omg bro