46 comments

  1. Anonymous

    July 31, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    Beautifully lit shot.. I love this one. It’s haunting. I wonder is this gent a painter?

  2. A.

    July 31, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    Very pictorial. i love it! Pardon my indiscretion and/or altism, but who might be the mysterious person behind this gorgeous black fan?

  3. Anonymous

    July 31, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    I always wondered what happened to Wilson.

  4. E

    July 31, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    Love the fan. So mysterious.

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  5. A la Femme

    July 31, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    Oooh, I love that he’s holding a fan in front of his face. Is this a fashion statement or a need for anonymity?? Either way I like its appeal!!

  6. Anonymous

    July 31, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    Its lovely, color, cut… I’ve come to the conclusion this summer that weskits are fabulous on many different male figures. I think? this is a male figure.

  7. dailydesignspot

    July 31, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    peek-a-boo

  8. Anonymous

    July 31, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    There have been some real winners this week but gloves, a wool vest matched with linen pants in Paris in July?

    Egad.

  9. Anonymous

    July 31, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    The trad colors of the pants, waistcoat and shirt are so beautiful.

  10. dean

    July 31, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    That’s a lot of accessories; I see riding a bike, walking a sidewalk, fishing, and sitting in a weathered armchair reading a book.

  11. monique

    July 31, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    Wow, Sart. You Vermeer, you!

    This is really something special. What he’s wearing is so odd (as an ensemble – separately not at all) and beautiful…. AND he managers to retain his masculinity even hiding demurely behind a fan.

  12. Anonymous

    July 31, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    This is of course in Les Marais, non? Love the colours.

  13. Anonymous

    July 31, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    It’s Marais…..

  14. cucumbersome

    July 31, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    He’s a superhero, his power is accessorizing. He’s fully loaded and ready for action, especially if that action means sitting on a park bench for days.

  15. MaryaM

    July 31, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    JAVIER MARIAS PEOPLE! right, sart?

  16. xie

    July 31, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    upon enlarging the photo, there seem to be some weird colourations around this persons’ face… any idea? like reddish lines… can’t tell if it’s just the shadows, or plastic surgery!

  17. jessicawhitley

    July 31, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    This picture is so beautiful.
    The fan gives a little air of mystery :)

  18. Kenny Cho

    August 1, 2008 at 12:03 am

    I’d like to object to this one…I’m only fascinated by the leather bag and the hat. Otherwise, I don’t see art.

  19. Michael B

    August 1, 2008 at 3:53 am

    Hmmm, nice innuendo there. Really like the fan aspect.

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  20. fashion etiquette

    August 1, 2008 at 5:16 am

    the fan reminds me of karl lagerfeld. (:

  21. suzanne nelson

    August 1, 2008 at 5:37 am

    The subject is beautiful and intriguing. The photography is exquisite. Simply wonderful.

  22. Jacqueline

    August 1, 2008 at 6:36 am

    It must have been hot/humid in Paris.

  23. Anonymous

    August 1, 2008 at 6:45 am

    amazing

  24. Anonymous

    August 1, 2008 at 6:56 am

    It’s all there: color, texture, cut, stuff, and wit. Beautiful shot. The soft yellow is inspired, and the swath of lacquered black. I love it.

  25. XAVS

    August 1, 2008 at 8:03 am

    Beautiful shot, totally…the fan is certainly misterious and look at his hands!!

  26. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    August 1, 2008 at 8:20 am

    Other than the great lighting of the photo, which already was commented on, I love the well-worn clothes, and that the pattern of the vest and pants almost, almost match. Sadly, I believe Mr. Lagerfeld has already used up the fan trick to the point that whenever many of us see fan-in-front-of-face we think of either a Maja de Espana or him. Love the Marais but lately it seems to me more of a moneyed enclave than the creative paradise it used to be. Jorge from W Palm Beach

  27. sromeo

    August 1, 2008 at 8:53 am

    It’s clear from the title that this shot is of a male, but what I like most is the initial androgyny. I think this look would work equally as well on a man or woman–I absolutely love that. No doubt, Judith Butler would be punching the air with gender-neutral triumph.

    My favorite piece of this look is the hat, I think.

  28. momo

    August 1, 2008 at 9:08 am

    J’adore les couleurs!

  29. K.B.

    August 1, 2008 at 10:50 am

    I don’t like the vest worn without a shirt underneath (it just looks hot and sticky that way), but wow, I’m loving this rich combination of colors and textures! This is something that could be worked with, the small details that would make it just perfect. I can picture this fellow in front of an easel, painting en plein aire.

  30. Jingoist

    August 1, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    I really love how complimentary the different widths of the color/stripes in the vest are with the color/stripes in the pants despite being separate items (i.e., not of the same suit). It’s a great conservative contrast to his menagerie of accessories.

  31. landis smithers

    August 1, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    mmmm. maybe.

    i’ll call karl and get back to you.

  32. Anonymous

    August 1, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    The lighting, the colors, the black background–wonderful. I like the way the sliver of the mustard-colored shirt under the vest peeks out at the sleeve against that gorgeous blue and picks up the yellow of the gloves.

  33. SpanishGent

    August 1, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    What a great photo! Did you take any courses Sart or are you just naturally talented? please excuse my indiscretion.

  34. m.edwin

    August 1, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    mmm i love the colors, the casual elegance, and the playful mystique of it all. he needs to be a character with a fascinating backstory in a timeless film.
    ~m.edwin

  35. Anonymous

    August 1, 2008 at 7:03 pm

    The hat, the fan….
    …it’s Johnny Depp!!!

  36. Sean Santiago

    August 2, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    fans are my new favorite accessory…for those who can pull it off

  37. Anonymous

    August 2, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    The textures and colours are absolutely brilliant.

  38. Anonymous

    August 2, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    the jacket spoils the otherwise very classic outfit – not the colour but the texture and the shape

  39. kagitsune

    August 3, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    I’m just going to be a fangirl here, but the hat, fan, and attitude remind me of the character Uruhara from the Japanese comic BLEACH! xD

  40. Rabbit Engine

    August 4, 2008 at 10:37 am

    note to self: start carrying folding fan for mysteriousness, heat control

  41. vavavinny

    August 4, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    I want one of these fans! I saw a woman at a dinner party last night and I was mystified by the way she manuevered her’s! It is so elegant and beautiful!

  42. ...love Maegan

    August 5, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    LOVE the colors!

  43. Niall

    August 10, 2008 at 5:36 am

    I don’t beilieve this look really depends on what he’s wearing at all – it’s all about the tilt of the fan and the scrunch of the gloves. Complete self assurance is so chic…

  44. Maeva

    August 10, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Excellent. I love Paris, i love the parisians (megalomania.. but i’s true :) ). People are surprising and amazing, even if we are snobing when we are in a bad mood or pressed.. Are the Parisians modest ? Hehe.

  45. lizzy

    August 25, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    this reminds me of truman capote. i wish it were him!

  46. rüya tabirleri

    June 19, 2010 at 5:35 am

    I don't beilieve this look really depends on what he's wearing at all – it's all about the tilt of the fan and the scrunch of the gloves. Complete self assurance is so chic…

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