1. stick

    October 3, 2008 at 4:01 am

    Santa, since you’re coming soon, put those on my list, please – they’re great.

  2. sandman_gr

    October 3, 2008 at 4:07 am

    Not only the boots, I love all of it!

  3. sis

    October 3, 2008 at 4:33 am

    Boots are great, and the soft round shoulders of the jacket. It looks comfortable and stylish at the same time.

  4. saray

    October 3, 2008 at 4:43 am

    ohh i love the boots too!

  5. nancy

    October 3, 2008 at 4:51 am

    And I love how he didn’t tie them all the way up!

  6. Rhys

    October 3, 2008 at 5:10 am

    Beautiful boots,
    I like the way he’s wrapped the laces around to show off the leather around the top.
    Certainly brings an edgyness to the whole outfit.

  7. Anonymous

    October 3, 2008 at 5:12 am

    I know his name is Antonio and that he works for Dries.
    Does anybody know anything else?
    He’s breathtaking.
    And he cut his hair, looks good. Very good.

  8. suzanne nelson

    October 3, 2008 at 5:29 am

    Gorgeous photo! Love the boots, the little bow-tie with the pale blue shirt and his pepper and salt hair. What a handsome man.

  9. Angie

    October 3, 2008 at 5:36 am

    Yes, the boots are amazing. So unexpected with the bow tie. His haircut. The light blue shirt. It’s like I want to giggle and take notes at the same time.

  10. magia1980

    October 3, 2008 at 5:42 am

    O I agree that the boots are amazing.

  11. Marianna

    October 3, 2008 at 5:46 am

    CLASS! LOVE THIS! Wow, this is maybe my favourite shot ever from your blog! Who is this guy? And yes, I adore the boots too, especially the laces knotted on the side… everything is superb here!

  12. juliette c.

    October 3, 2008 at 6:12 am

    Love, Love all of him!

  13. Anonymous

    October 3, 2008 at 6:13 am

    who is he?

  14. sam

    October 3, 2008 at 6:17 am

    love it. agnelli style :)

  15. Wendy

    October 3, 2008 at 6:28 am

    Me, too! I am so glad that menswear is always getting more interesting day by day thanks to some fierce styling!

  16. Anonymous

    October 3, 2008 at 6:29 am

    Hmmm, love that one!!

  17. Anonymous

    October 3, 2008 at 6:30 am

    Love the haircut

  18. Kate

    October 3, 2008 at 6:46 am

    Love the whole man.

  19. Daniela Wintour

    October 3, 2008 at 8:18 am

    that is STYLE!
    I love how the boots are a completely different kind of style from his suit but it still works.

  20. c h a n t e l l e

    October 3, 2008 at 8:27 am

    I absolutely adore this look.

  21. Anonymous

    October 3, 2008 at 8:29 am

    The boots may work in the cool metropolitan exotic big city worn by a cool metropolitan exotic big city dude because he says it’s cool. You can find those style boots in Wal-Mart.

  22. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    October 3, 2008 at 8:31 am

    Agree almost 100%- the color, and the quality of the leather and manufacture make them a great piece. Personally, I have stayed away from the “lace-up” boots that have a zipper on the side- it feels like cheating to me. I picked up a pair of battered vintage Luccheses at a thrift store in this same color, and although it took a while to get used to, I now wear them all the time!!! Love the shirt also, is that a white line running down the edge of the placket? Jorge from W Palm Beach

  23. metscan

    October 3, 2008 at 8:36 am

    Yes the boots look fine and the guy is very chic!

  24. Anonymous

    October 3, 2008 at 8:40 am

    Agreed, the boots rock. Like the whole look, especially the bow tie, except I think the bow tie should be a contrasting color – not loud, but not ‘lost’ either.

  25. indigo warrior

    October 3, 2008 at 8:45 am

    Just be wary of men in bow ties … The boots are nice, who’s going to fuss about the color of his socks?

  26. Stoner Lines

    October 3, 2008 at 8:52 am

    The boots are cool, but such a miss-match to the clothes

  27. Anonymous

    October 3, 2008 at 8:58 am

    love the colour of the boots, the zips on the side, the nonchalant way the laces are tied.. and his slightly wonky bowtie, gracefully greying hair and no wedding ring hmmm (sorry! couldn’t help but notice – and yes, I am a woman :)

  28. Anonymous

    October 3, 2008 at 9:05 am

    In what universe do those boot go with the rest of the ensemble?

  29. Anonymous

    October 3, 2008 at 9:15 am

    YUM! He is one fine classic man!

  30. Anonymous

    October 3, 2008 at 9:18 am


  31. tj

    October 3, 2008 at 9:25 am

    Is that satin edging on the button-placket on the shirt? It’s subtle, because the color matches the shirt’s color. It’s a nice bit of flash. Satin usually looks feminine (to me), but in this case it is restrained (just one edge of the placket) so I think it works.
    That small detail makes the outfit.

  32. Giavanna

    October 3, 2008 at 9:29 am

    Genius. The light blue shirt, the fit of the suit and size of the bowtie all together make the perfect contrast for these amazing boots. I love the color of the laces.

  33. Anonymous

    October 3, 2008 at 9:33 am

    I adore the boots…just not so sure about the boots with the tuxedo. I think black tie is about understated elegance and the boots pop a lil too much for me.

  34. KEN

    October 3, 2008 at 9:43 am

    best Coordinate!

  35. Delighted & Charmed

    October 3, 2008 at 9:43 am

    I swoon over a man in a bow tie – but only when done in this chic way, not the uber preppy, southern boy way. The boots nicely juxtapose this “dressed up” look.

  36. mich431

    October 3, 2008 at 9:44 am

    me too

  37. Anonymous

    October 3, 2008 at 9:44 am

    i love the boots, too…especially the colour.

  38. Anonymous

    October 3, 2008 at 9:45 am

    Make that three loves – Love, love, LOVE the boots!

  39. Dan in Richmond

    October 3, 2008 at 9:47 am

    This is both challenging and inspiring. I love the boots, too, for instance; But do I love or hate them with the suit? Initially I had the same brief ambivalence about the bowtie and the piping (looks like) on the shirt- fabulous or precious? It didn’t take long to decide to love it, he’s being adventurous and unconventional and that’s inspiring and initally unsettling, all of which is good in my opinion. As with fashion in general, it never hurts your look to look really good yourself, either. Bravo!

  40. Anonymous

    October 3, 2008 at 10:07 am

    This photo has a timeless quality: probably because of the boots (which could be 19thC. or now!) and bow-tie. The man happens to be absolutely gorgeous and I like the rich brown of the boots against the dark colours.

  41. morethanamailbox

    October 3, 2008 at 10:17 am

    The boots are might fine, indeed!

  42. Julien

    October 3, 2008 at 10:22 am

    Winter 2008 Dries boots ?

  43. Helena

    October 3, 2008 at 10:33 am

    Who cares about the boots with such an handsome man like him? ;)


    October 3, 2008 at 10:39 am

    simply too fabulous

  45. slothrop

    October 3, 2008 at 10:43 am

    i only wish i could be like this man when i am older. but alas, i do not have the money to buy all these things!

  46. norawoah

    October 3, 2008 at 10:44 am

    I’m in love with bow ties. This one is great.

  47. Anonymous

    October 3, 2008 at 10:49 am

    He looks like George Clooney!

  48. Miguel

    October 3, 2008 at 10:51 am

    It is defenetly very classy. Those boots and the whole combo, just perfect I would say. Wish to find boots like those.

  49. Anonymous

    October 3, 2008 at 11:04 am

    it’s GREAT! love the boots, too. love his bowtie, brown with black, hair, way he’s sitting, cut of suit. he’s my dream man. today anyway.

  50. Danielle

    October 3, 2008 at 11:19 am

    love love love everything!

  51. CRF

    October 3, 2008 at 11:51 am

    I want to marry a man who wears a bow-tie.

  52. Spence

    October 3, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    It’s like 1930 Chicago Tribune by day/Ukrainian Folk Dancer by night – Together at last! Yes love the boost and the man wearing them.

  53. Franki Skye

    October 3, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    Wow, like – marry me! :)


  54. May Kasahara

    October 3, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    the color on that leather is AMAZING!

  55. princess glee

    October 3, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    Shhhh…don’t speak too loud you’ll disturb my dream.

  56. BaronArtz

    October 3, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    I like the overall look except for the bow tie. Bow ties should be left to clowns and to waiters (no offense … these are honorable professions). In the case of the man in this picture, however, I find that it cheapens the otherwise excellent overall appearance.

  57. John Christopher

    October 3, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    I would sell my left nut for those boots.

  58. Mariko

    October 3, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    Who cares if the boots go with the rest of the ensemble? Fashion is as much about mix and match as about a complete picture. I would much rather see those boots than some traditionally stylish black leather shoes.

    Plus, if he were looking at me with those eyes, he could wear anything he pleased.

  59. S

    October 3, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    What a very cool look.

  60. Colleen

    October 3, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    Beautiful man.
    Beautiful bow tie.
    Beautiful blue cuff.
    Beautiful boots.
    All beautifully shot.

  61. Maggie May

    October 3, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    this is fantastic.

  62. Iheartfashion

    October 3, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    Those boots are fabulous!

  63. maya

    October 3, 2008 at 3:04 pm


  64. goodanubus

    October 3, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    Lovely boots. What makes it so interesting is its color.

  65. That Film Girl

    October 3, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    My thoughts exactly: LOVE those boots! I’ve been trying to find some good boots for this fall/winter season and I haven’t been very successful.

  66. michaeljosephowens

    October 3, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    He’s lovely. And it’s also a beautifully composed shot.

  67. karmapolice

    October 3, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    love everything.
    confidence really is the best accessory; it’s the only way to pull off a look like this.

    he is the epitome of sexy. and probably twice my age! oh well.

  68. Laurence John

    October 3, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    like the subtle pattern of the fabric.

  69. Victor

    October 3, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    So, if I were to do this, what color belt?

    matching boots?

  70. Zad

    October 3, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    The smoking combined with those boots!! Thats what I love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  71. Anonymous

    October 3, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    seriously, all black with brown shoes or a brown belt is absolutely genius! on of my favorite things to do in an outfit. those boots are magnificent.

  72. Anonymous

    October 3, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    I disagree with you, guys. I would never combine dark suit with brown shoes. Why? Cause it just doesn’t look nice. Even worn by italians.

  73. Não Somos Apenas Rostinhos Bonitos

    October 3, 2008 at 7:50 pm


  74. sam

    October 3, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    this blog is amazing…please read mine!!

  75. Anonymous

    October 3, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    I’m sorry but I’m not a big fan of the boots… He does look cute though…

  76. Mar'

    October 3, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    That’s how I tie mine. Two eyelets down from the top. I hope they had low riding heels, as that’d be my preference with the bow-tie. White Boots in Spokane, WA can custom-make this kind of boot. His pants seem like they might be a tad short, unless he’s going for the “clerk” look.

  77. andrea.at.the.blue.door

    October 3, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    We’re about a half a second away from steampunk territory here. Check his pockets for goggles.

    I tend to agree that zips w/ lacings is a little peculiar, but without a clear side view of the boots, it’s hard to tell if the zips have been integrated well with the design of the boot – my guess is that they have.

    Beautiful grooming never goes un-noticed.

    The setting and composition of the photo are fabulous – the bleacher seats are unexpected, not dead level (which somehow reflects the look), and fade back into mystery (which somehow reflects the man).

  78. Anonymous

    October 4, 2008 at 2:51 am

    I think it looks ridiculous. Wrong type of boot for this look.

  79. SHAN

    October 4, 2008 at 2:57 am


    first word that came to my mind.


    is the second.

  80. Sophie

    October 4, 2008 at 5:50 am

    Yum – he looks totally appropriate and comfortable in his look.

  81. Anonymous

    October 4, 2008 at 9:36 am

    What a good looking man. His look is just a perfect blend of classic and edgy. Worn with relaxed ease and comfort.

  82. Sienna

    October 4, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    He made me think of Alessandro Safina, the Italian tenor….same classy style

  83. Anonymous

    October 4, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    i know a lot about that guy!!!!
    he works for Dries, he lives in London, …
    if anyone is interested, his name is Antonio Picardi, you can add him on facebook!!!

  84. Anonymous

    October 4, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    ok. ok. the boots already! does anyone have a clue as to who makes them and where i can get them??

  85. Rich

    October 4, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    the boots are fantastic, and he gets points for flaunting the blue/grey socks, and tying the boots at a comfortable height. but they seem like a rebellion against the suit, which, though nicely tailored, is really rather boring, as is the tie

  86. John

    October 4, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this look. The brown boots with the dark suit almost says “screw you” to fashion rules, kind of like the expression on his face. And the bow tie, the bow tie is game, set and match!

  87. Anonymous

    October 5, 2008 at 8:11 am

    nice job sar!

    I wanted to thank you for all the inspiring images you did for vogue too. What are we going to do without you???!!!

    big kisses

  88. sartisscience

    October 5, 2008 at 9:34 am

    fucking great…

  89. londondog

    October 5, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    Absolute perfection. The implied imbalance between the bow tie (very hard look to pull off outside the dinner jacket or the old professor in tweeds situation), pointed out in some of the comments, and the boots is in fact a very strong, confident statement that makes the look very ‘together’ and very convincing.

    Mind you, personally I am all for breaking convention, as long as it’s done with conviction and the gentlemen here pulls it off impeccably.

  90. Hip Hip Hackney

    October 5, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    I’m in love.


  91. Anonymous

    October 5, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    The boots are fabulous of course, but this look works so well in the sum of all its parts. This is true style, when nothing jars yet makes a quiet statement. Great eye again Sart.

  92. Anonymous

    October 5, 2008 at 8:23 pm


  93. lumenredundas

    October 5, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    this reminds me of my skin head friends when they want to be fancy.

  94. sarah

    October 5, 2008 at 10:37 pm


  95. Anonymous

    October 5, 2008 at 11:12 pm


  96. XAVS

    October 6, 2008 at 3:49 am

    Absolutely love them! He looks soo cool…in fact, he reminds me Dan from Dsquared right? He’s got a little bit of his flavour although is not that risky…
    Nice shoes anyway!!


    October 6, 2008 at 5:32 am

    Great shot.
    I think black shoes are so boring. It’s great to cheer up a formal suit with different shoes.
    The bow tie is great ( not easy to wear ).
    As for the haircut, great.
    I am in Paris, looking for a barber, and I have a hard time.
    Tips are welcome for those who know a REAL barber in Paris!
    Diego Montoya

  98. gingerdan

    October 6, 2008 at 11:06 am

    I love him! If I didn’t already have a boyfriend who looks like that then I’d defo want him!

  99. Anonymous

    October 6, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    He could leave those boots under my bed anytime . . . . .

  100. Rhys

    October 6, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    Sart, i must thank you. because of this picture, last night I went and bought a pair of black Kenneth Cole boots that are a cross between the ones in the pic and the boots worn by all the dior models at Hedi’s last show. I can’t wait to figure out an outfit to wear them with

  101. C. ALGABRE

    October 6, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    The boots ARE gorgeous!

  102. bluetramontana

    October 7, 2008 at 9:01 am

    yes, i like.

  103. Paul Pincus

    October 7, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    i’m in love with him.

  104. Anonymous

    October 8, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    Mais… C’est moi! Merci bien.

  105. Anonymous

    October 8, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    I just good new boots, Filippa K.

    Close but not as good as these.

  106. thwany

    October 9, 2008 at 12:32 am

    the boots are amazing

  107. Anonymous

    October 12, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    seriously. does anyone know more about theses awesome boots?

  108. Anonymous

    October 12, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    Love it all, but suspect I may be missing something. Why do we think the boots have zips?

    And the biggy. Where can I buy a pair?

  109. pop-trendy.com

    October 13, 2008 at 11:25 am

    Did anyone find out who makes these boots? There are some boots that look similar by Kenneth Cole but I don’t those are the ones he’s wearing as they don’t have a zip.

  110. Randall

    October 14, 2008 at 9:35 am

    agreed, altogether fantastic

  111. Anonymous

    October 17, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    Just before going out a few days ago I looked at this photo. I was wearing almost the very same thing. From the rosy boots to the little bow tie. My hair is even cut very similarly, although I’m years from any distinguished greys. I’m going to pretend the comments are about my outfit.

  112. Manolo

    October 18, 2008 at 3:35 am

    What more to say ?… The photo speaks for itself. This man would look handsome in probably just about anything anyway, but still he takes it one step ahead of everyone in such a silent, discreet kind of way that I am simply stunned. In actual fact I am not so fond of the boots on their own, I just find the whole outfit to be a general compliment to him (and vice versa !) Bravo…

  113. Henrik

    October 19, 2008 at 7:52 am

    Forget the boots, where is the suit from?

  114. thesearchforchic

    October 24, 2008 at 7:58 am

    Such elegance… sometimes it’s really not about what you wear… he could reallyw ear anything and outshine everyone in the room.

    I am in love. :)

  115. katia

    November 2, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    wow what a guy!!

  116. msly

    July 15, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Those boots are one of the coolest pairs I've seen in ages. Maybe I should have it custom made.

  117. man and van London

    May 31, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    WOW! *Speechless*

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