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April 8, 2008 at 9:06 am
I like the look, even though personally I am not partial to two elements here, what I call the articulated shoulder, and denim-on-denim. I feel that the articulated shoulder is not necessary except in perhaps hunting jackets- even cowboys can do all their work with a simple denim jacket shoulder, can’t they? Secondly, denim, in my humble/biased opinion should be treated like leopard skin, one item at a time. Of course your subject is a hot specimen, and because of his build, the look works on him. Again, you captured a look that does not have to be expensive (the boots could be a thrift store find) and it timeless. Jorge from West Palm Beach
April 8, 2008 at 9:13 am
I just adore all the blues that are going on there. This background works so well here!
April 8, 2008 at 9:48 am
The picture is like one of Van Gogh’s painings and he looks like young Van Gogh himself…
April 8, 2008 at 9:50 am
I love your description – Mugler/Montana and a little Thriller – exactly! A great shot too – a true blue moment. Pun intended.
April 8, 2008 at 9:58 am
He looks great!
April 8, 2008 at 10:11 am
again, it’s as though you take photos of people that soothe the eye and at the same time…help people like me unlearn the old rules of fashion.
denim on denim used to look SO WRONG to me. thanks for the help – my old sensibilities are beginning to uncurl and relax.
April 8, 2008 at 10:27 am
It’s hard to separate the photography from the fashion. The blue setting drives home the blueness of his ensemble. What he wears is timeless, but a bit of a cliche. We’ve seen this, for what, 60 years now? Marlon Brando, James Dean, etc.
Still, you nailed this image beautifully. I respect your eye and artistry tremendously.
April 8, 2008 at 10:28 am
Great photography! Love the way the young man is framed in blue, wearing blue on blue. I think the grey of the hoodie, cuffs, window reflexion and even the pavement tie in the whole composition. All the elements seem to emphasize his expression….
~ Miss Mary
April 8, 2008 at 11:01 am
Wow. He really does look like Van Gogh. Good call.
Rather than seeing this as a silhouette I haven’t seen in a while, I see this as absolutely timeless. Tell me you couldn’t have seen this exact man looking exactly like this in ’58. The blues are KILLING ME, Sart.
This guy has a story. No doubt about it. But, I bet it’d be hard to get it out of him.
April 8, 2008 at 11:06 am
the british dude from APC! he’s always had a great sense of style.
April 8, 2008 at 11:10 am
Oddly enough – Is this Patrick Cleandenim?
April 8, 2008 at 11:41 am
Is he wearing a Canadian tuxedo?
April 8, 2008 at 11:42 am
Ken, what are you saying? Is this guy famous? What/who is APC? Sorry to be out of the loop!
April 8, 2008 at 11:43 am
no its PATRICK
April 8, 2008 at 11:50 am
This is such a classic look that will never become dated: The selvedge denim pieces are timeless and iconic, as are the boots. There’s nothing here that is desperately fashionably– just a proflie of an effortlessly stylish man. Take away the hoodie, and this could easily be an image from the 50′s, or 60′s, 70′s or 80′s (put the hoodie back on!)… Timeless.
April 8, 2008 at 11:55 am
don’t be afraid to do the denim on denim. I think it looks great!
April 8, 2008 at 12:08 pm
patrick cleandenim! you should hear his music
April 8, 2008 at 12:19 pm
Jerome is right, this kid does have a story. Might be hard to get it out of him, but you can hear it for yourself on his Myspace music page. Or check out his films on Youtube.
Fashion fueled by art? Or art fueled by fashion?
I’d like to see what he wears on stage!
- Jess, NYC
April 8, 2008 at 2:12 pm
very handsome,well done!
April 8, 2008 at 2:44 pm
Another lovely portrait with a restricted palette, classically composed.
BTW, it wouldn’t hurt the look for this guy to get a shine once in a while. I’ll buy.
April 8, 2008 at 3:03 pm
Love your commentary…
April 8, 2008 at 3:04 pm
I must say his style and general look remind me greatly of Marlon Brando…it’s classic but refreshing to see.
April 8, 2008 at 3:41 pm
Mugler and Montana !Ah, those were the days …..And by the way : Sorry to say but if you haven´t heard of APC you are out of the loop.The founder/owner Touitou (spelling ?)is a very inspiring person.
April 8, 2008 at 4:53 pm
In response to boycottchina: I suppose an all denim ensemble would be considered the dreaded “Canadian tux”– but it’s about context and reference. The context being APC’s selvedge denim, and the reference is classic Americana via Brando and James Dean. After all, a white t-shirt is just that–a white shirt, but with the right attitude from the wearer, it becomes something stylish and even inspiring. And that’s exactly what this gentleman’s has done with his APC selvedge denim jacket and jeans– taken a classic look, and made it his own. It’s about individual attitude and style, not fashion.
-h of candid cool
April 8, 2008 at 5:21 pm
this is overall just a really great photograph, all the blues. and he’s got a hint of james dean to him.
April 8, 2008 at 5:50 pm
forget what he’s wearing!That building!/Covering the entire facade in “I’m so beautiful it hurts” blue, has really inspired me…
April 8, 2008 at 6:25 pm
PATRICK! I keep coming across you in one way or another, all the way out here on the other coast.
April 8, 2008 at 7:52 pm
I’m not a fan of the denim tuxedo – it’s just too much. I love his shoes though.
April 8, 2008 at 8:24 pm
huhu…..wht impress me most is not the guy outfits or look…its just tht caption tht u snaps…
the whole denim blue look n backdrop…
wow!!! very nice..
keep it up sart…
April 8, 2008 at 8:57 pm
this is perfect
April 8, 2008 at 11:44 pm
HI PATRICK!!HE IS LOVELY GUY AND ALLWAYS LOOKING GOOD!
April 9, 2008 at 1:04 am
hahaha that is NOT Patrick Cleandenim that’s just one of the sales associates at the APC store. I totally recognize him because i remember noticing his hairstyle/anorexic body when i went there a few weeks ago.
April 9, 2008 at 1:14 am
i love the way the brass button on his denim coat lines up with the soft orange of his cigarette filter!
April 9, 2008 at 2:34 am
Double-denim! Such a no-no, but it looks alright here. He’s got the attitude to pull it off.
April 9, 2008 at 2:58 am
signor sart.im enjoying quite a bit your descriptions on how you come across your photographed muses and a bit abour of where you are.
Being a west coast native/resident, Im always amused at not only your blog, but also the scenery of this movement. This shot though, reminds me of the time in the 90s when I resided in Italy, I was (still am) boy crazy about all these cute all-denim outfits vespa drivers. just fab how EVERYONE had a nice fitted jean jacket. igot my own and it still fits perfect.good times.
April 9, 2008 at 3:06 am
I like the boots and jeans. I also really like the photograph, as always. But denim jackets are generally aweful items of clothing, especially when paired with jeans. Come on dude, you’re outside APC, there must be othere jackets around!
April 9, 2008 at 6:18 pm
April 9, 2008 at 8:08 pm
i like blue
April 9, 2008 at 9:19 pm
Dear Mr. Sart,
I am so happy to see you doing captions again! It just prolongs the enjoyment of my daily blog ritual.
Longtime fan, VA, USA
April 10, 2008 at 5:56 pm
Forget the rules, he can wear denim-on-denim with that body. He doesn’t look the least bit unsophisticated. It’s about time that strong shoulders came back in style. I’m sick of all the emphasis on the hip. Bring back shoulders, just not football size. Designers, please tweak the cut of the shoulders to look bigger without the heavy duty padding this time around.
April 10, 2008 at 6:27 pm
Cool look. Seems to work for him. James Dean meets Tom Hulce. I like the Japanese denim.
April 10, 2008 at 8:26 pm
Very Brokeback Mountain. I like it a lot!
April 11, 2008 at 1:35 am
he’s true to the end APC style. he could be just walking off from an APC catalogue.
April 11, 2008 at 10:08 am
Hey everyone–Patrick Cleandenim and Patrick the sales associate at APC are the same person! And he looks amazing, sexy, thoughtful, and careless all at once.
April 11, 2008 at 3:55 pm
yes, it’s cleandenim from apc via atc, maybe next? abc carpet… i love that kid.
April 12, 2008 at 3:26 am
I’ll co-sign with the comment about the blues and how it looks like a Van Gogh painting. I really like the worn boots as well. I love boots, have many pairs myself.
April 14, 2008 at 2:10 pm
i love the cuffed jeans.
April 14, 2008 at 3:03 pm
Oh, i Love this picture. The guy’s careless style is so great.
April 15, 2008 at 9:14 pm
patrick cleandenim is a prolific musician, artist, and film maker
April 15, 2008 at 9:58 pm
I like this image. There’s a subtly shiny, almost metallic finish to the denim – it’s very crisp and fresh. Also, the fact that the jacket is just a shade darker than the pant helps break up the look a bit and keeps it from seeming too monochromatic. I’m not normally a fan of denim-on-denim, but both this look, and this image, really work. Great capture.
April 17, 2008 at 4:39 pm
PATRICK! Unspeakably lovely!
April 24, 2008 at 2:44 pm
Oh my god I went to high school with this kid. Jesus Pat bring the fro back! I miss it!
April 26, 2008 at 1:04 pm
This is one of the best musicians making music today.
July 9, 2009 at 9:42 am
A bit James Dean and a bit Johnny Depp.
May 16, 2012 at 1:10 pm
“I feel that the articulated shoulder is not necessary except in perhaps hunting jackets- even cowboys can do all their work with a simple denim jacket shoulder, can’t they?”
Not when the jacket is cut as close and tightly as they are now. Think of motorcycle jackets, which have articulated shoulders.