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February 22, 2008 at 1:11 am
simply…one of your best.
February 22, 2008 at 1:37 am
this is real. it is honest. the colors are moody and powerful, and his eyes steal you away from whatever moment you are in.
the hermes scarf, the slightly faded sweatshirt, the lint on the jacket, the rings, the clench of his fist.
this man has something to say, and i am just left wondering what it is.
February 22, 2008 at 2:14 am
February 22, 2008 at 2:36 am
as if you’ve pushed the last picture even further… wow. *silence*
February 22, 2008 at 2:38 am
I love the brightness of the scarf and how well the colour ties into the rest of the outfit (pun intended)
February 22, 2008 at 2:46 am
I. Love.Looking at this picture I want to know everything about this man.
¡AMA te AMA!
February 22, 2008 at 2:57 am
Blows the rest of them away…
February 22, 2008 at 3:06 am
It’s pictures like these when I realize your blog is not just about fashion or style.
It’s about people.Your photos give not just a visual of the person, but a voice.
An amazing portrait!
February 22, 2008 at 3:20 am
this is an amazing look. the shock of electric blue against the more subdued colors is breathtaking.
February 22, 2008 at 3:29 am
what i love about what you do is that your photos capture humanity- not simply clothing.
fashion can be so objectifying sometimes and it is nice to know that more than anything, you capture people in a raw moment.
the colours are perfect. how did he know?
February 22, 2008 at 3:48 am
Now this is a freaking portrait! Such vigour in the eyes, such composure on his face, the clenched fist. Bloody hell, this is magnificent.
February 22, 2008 at 4:07 am
Really like the colour combinations. It’s at the same time extraverted and expressive but also elegant and calm…
February 22, 2008 at 4:34 am
I like what are you do.
February 22, 2008 at 4:38 am
February 22, 2008 at 4:56 am
It’s such a shame in my opinion that you moderate comments, since we cannot comment on others’ views and compare. I rarely get time to come back to see them posted later. Just a thought … community spirit and all that.
February 22, 2008 at 5:16 am
i’m so intrigued by this one. who is he – i want to know his story.
February 22, 2008 at 5:24 am
Perfection. This is a real man, right here,His eyes, his hand, yes.He is timeless.
February 22, 2008 at 5:26 am
Divine! The colours of the scarf are amazing against his skin and sweater and I love his rings. xx
February 22, 2008 at 6:36 am
wow. this is amazing.
February 22, 2008 at 6:45 am
I have a dreamand youmake me dream
February 22, 2008 at 6:56 am
Very, very sophisticated. The plum hoodie, the scarf and the jewelry – that’s really something. What a taste.
February 22, 2008 at 7:07 am
Striking portrait. Agree with Stacey above – that’s one of your very best shots.
February 22, 2008 at 7:26 am
love the scarf
February 22, 2008 at 7:33 am
The glint of blue is his scarf matches the glint in his eyes.
February 22, 2008 at 7:37 am
I can just agree!Again a beautiful photo full of calmness and power.
February 22, 2008 at 7:59 am
a powerful man…
i admire your photosbecause each one of them tells-not simply a fashion style-but a humane story. i can almost hear him or guess what color his wallpapers are.
undoubtedly the most eyecatching is his firmly closed fist(sort of reminds me of Karl L.)
February 22, 2008 at 8:00 am
There’s a lot of brooding power here. The fist with rings looks great. And, we note, more evidence for the bright blue theme!
February 22, 2008 at 8:16 am
Thelonius Monk circa 58′
February 22, 2008 at 8:33 am
LOVE everything artistic about this photo, the colors, the clothes, the jewelry, the photo itself. But what first came to mind was “Go ahead, say something about my scarf – sucker.”
February 22, 2008 at 8:47 am
normally not a fan of the hoodie and blazer, but the scarf does help.
February 22, 2008 at 9:02 am
Striking combinations. Wonderful unity.
February 22, 2008 at 9:21 am
He doesnt get away with a hoodie, sorry.
February 22, 2008 at 9:25 am
A very sophisticated look yet evocative of an earlier age. I love it.
February 22, 2008 at 9:49 am
February 22, 2008 at 9:54 am
stunning portrait — the tension implied by the fist, the play of bright against dark, the way the light hits the cap and illuminates the knuckles and scarfpoint — absolutely arresting!
February 22, 2008 at 9:57 am
An excellent portrait. A subtle & strong use of accessories and colors.
February 22, 2008 at 10:00 am
This is a stunning photograph. Love his scarf and hat.
February 22, 2008 at 10:49 am
Damn, he’s cool!
February 22, 2008 at 10:53 am
The best accessory here is this man’s skin tone. It’s the reason the purple and blue look so wonderful.
I looooove this shot!
& the rings add such personality. I like to see things that were acquired in LIFE not just some shoppe.
Thanks you for your shots!
pretty kitty publishing
February 22, 2008 at 11:01 am
Yes. Yes, this portrait reminds me that your subjects tell a story. Each individual is a living artwork. This man’s use of layers exemplifies the post-jazz age. The hoodie is a nod to American Hip Hop culture. The “po-boy” cap celebrates the spirit of industry. The blue blazer, class, bearing, presence. And to cap it off, a dazzling blue Hermes’ scarf, a nod to the aristocracy. The rings, the fist, the gorgeous visage make me want to know this man. Is he a professor? An artist? A musician? A revolutionary? Who is Hugh – a man of mystery from Milano?
February 22, 2008 at 11:05 am
mesmerizing. i love everything about it. i can’t take my eyes off of him. everything about this picture is perfect.
February 22, 2008 at 11:21 am
I love that pop of blue.
February 22, 2008 at 11:31 am
Ah! I wish I had the guts to wear an Hermes scarf… maybe one day when I get older. Love the picture, I think you got the lighting just right. Jorge from West Palm Beach
February 22, 2008 at 11:39 am
As others have said, this picture is truly stunning. Yes, it’s the subject matter, but your framing, your sense of light…You seem to be capturing some inner essence of the person. Something’s been shifting in your images lately, Sart…. I’m curious to see where it goes.
February 22, 2008 at 12:08 pm
I love the subdued palette with the punch of color– I’m glad so many more men are wearing neck scarves. This portrait should be shown to any guy who thinks scarves are girly and femme.
February 22, 2008 at 12:17 pm
What an absolutely beautiful man. The amazing photographic talent makes him that much moreso.
February 22, 2008 at 12:21 pm
Beautiful shot; perfect white balance. Great sense of personal style. Layers, are everything! The scarf is the catalyst.
February 22, 2008 at 12:23 pm
amazing photo!!! so striking. so rich. so beautiful. so SART!
February 22, 2008 at 12:25 pm
Wonderful portrait. His face is compelling but I am still drawn in by the scarf! It’s stunning.
February 22, 2008 at 12:26 pm
love how you and this man have captured our imaginations. i’m also enjoying that he paired plum with his skin tone – it brings out all of the beautiful purple undertones. the colors he’s wearing fit his the mood of the photo so well. very neat work!
February 22, 2008 at 12:28 pm
I love everything about the photo EXCEPT the scarf. The scarf makes the outfit look like a joke.
February 22, 2008 at 12:32 pm
If an image can have charisma, this is it, just as the subject looks to be a charismatic person.
Is it possible to make a hoody look stylish?? This is proof yes.
February 22, 2008 at 12:33 pm
I adore your blog. I could almost say, that it is the best of all! Anyway, you give me, so weird way pretty much energy! This foto is amazing. You send the energy and feelings via your fotos. I can almost feel the feelings and be there.
Thanks,girl from Finland
The scarf is bordering on camp but it just sets off the whole look. Love it all really.
February 22, 2008 at 12:44 pm
Omgzz this is the best one ever! how on earth do you manage to find those perfect backgrounds on the street? like this is ditch black and looks like a studio. keep ‘em coming.
February 22, 2008 at 12:49 pm
I love the rawness of the fist and how it fills out the photo. I also really like the contrast of his hat. Even though its black with a navy the contrast is great
February 22, 2008 at 12:53 pm
One of the rare portraits you do- but what a stunning one! Leaves you breathless.
February 22, 2008 at 1:28 pm
should have called it ‘hue, milano’.
February 22, 2008 at 1:34 pm
The New Look
February 22, 2008 at 1:45 pm
I want his hat.Wonderful person for a photo.
February 22, 2008 at 1:47 pm
Quite wonderful. The deepness of both the tones and the substance are evident.
February 22, 2008 at 2:00 pm
Wow. This is an incredible photo — you really captured him well, the lighting is wonderful. I too find this one of your most stunning! Thank you!
The Urban Naturalist
February 22, 2008 at 2:45 pm
I love this looks. Especially the rings.
February 22, 2008 at 3:04 pm
nice style, nice scarf, but not on tropic island :)
February 22, 2008 at 3:19 pm
I have a question for the satorialist.. Are you always in Milan?? I know you have taken a couple trips there.. but alot of your pictures are a mix of Milan and NY.. Are the Milan pictures you are updating now just old pictures that you’ve had?
February 22, 2008 at 3:40 pm
You have the most sensitive, amazing eye and I thank you for sharing your gift.Your photos and sensibility have heightened the way I view my fellow humanity each time I step out of my front door.The beauty of the world is right in front of us each and every day, and your photos are a true expression of this.
February 22, 2008 at 3:48 pm
this is an amazing photograph.
February 22, 2008 at 3:50 pm
Cool! And a great photo.
February 22, 2008 at 4:07 pm
What’s not to love? A handsome man in a cobalt blue scarf with sturdy, embellished rings. Bellissimo.
February 22, 2008 at 4:10 pm
Glorious! More men should wear silk scarves.. and, Sart, can you develope a file save on your website were each viewer can save their favorites? This is my favorite!
February 22, 2008 at 4:30 pm
His face is relaxed, his hand is angry. Zintiaanje
February 22, 2008 at 4:47 pm
its all about that electric blue Hermes scarf with the casual hoodie…love that!
February 22, 2008 at 4:51 pm
Did anyone notice that this man seems to be the muse for the Dolce & Gabbana a/i 2008-2009 collection? The hat, the scarf, the mix of colors etc?And the woman below at the Cavalli show could also have been inspiring the D&G people, no?
By the way Mr. Sartorialist, I prefer the shots on the blog, nice editing!
Nowhere to comment on the jeans–the Charlotte Gainsbourg stylee- that you have been documenting on the streets of Milano. It is not fun to leave comments elsewhere!
February 22, 2008 at 5:05 pm
The hoodie: elevated.
February 22, 2008 at 5:18 pm
LOVE IT! Great pic! The color really pops!
February 22, 2008 at 6:01 pm
I agree with what many others have said. This photo encapsulates many of the reasons why I spent time I don’t really have reading your blog. What a great shot; light, composition, and subject all aligned.
February 22, 2008 at 6:25 pm
Yo! All you folks that don’t like the scarf and hood – I’d like to see you try to convince this gentleman that these don’t work. Go ahead and try. This gentleman is _totally_ working the scarf, the hooded sweatshirt, blazer and cap. The man knows who he is and where he is. So totally well-played.
BTW, the hooded sweatshirt has been around long long before rap as a prep/urban American icon. Rapsters have done nothing but refreight an old American icon with new and different energy. The icon is still open to anyone who can work the shot.
February 22, 2008 at 6:32 pm
Beautiful! Hands down, this is my favorite that I’ve seen on your site.
February 22, 2008 at 6:35 pm
Such an elegant, deft execution. I believe you should see the person more than the clothes. This man’s outfit doesn’t attempt to overpower his strong persona.
February 22, 2008 at 6:50 pm
The unsmiling tough guy look has become soooooo tired. Take it easy tough guy.
February 22, 2008 at 7:02 pm
i love his rings.
February 22, 2008 at 7:28 pm
one of the most stunning, inspiring, and perfect portraits ever posted here.
where can i find a hoodie in that rich amazing color??
February 22, 2008 at 8:01 pm
Tigh, Jacque, & Charlotte
February 22, 2008 at 8:36 pm
This picture makes me want to know more. His moodiness, piercing eyes, etc. Very well done. I love it.
February 22, 2008 at 8:37 pm
No one seems to have mentioned that the fist is formed by gripping the lapel of the blazer. A classic gentleman’s move. Well struck.
February 22, 2008 at 9:24 pm
The scarf is nice.
February 22, 2008 at 10:56 pm
a mixture of finesse, and power.
just plain badass.
February 22, 2008 at 11:41 pm
i love how his face is framed by dark, muted colors with the shock of blue emanating from his hood, making him glow. I wish everyone put as much thought into their wardrobe.
February 23, 2008 at 12:07 am
February 23, 2008 at 1:53 am
I love this.
February 23, 2008 at 2:19 am
as many of the comments above have suggested, this photo has character. His fist & his eyes, and the way in which his mouth is frozen. He’s looking at us… He’s been through things, he’s got stories to tell, but I don’t think just anyone would hear them. I love the color composition of the whole photo its truly, appealing and “deep”. The light blue is subtle in contrast to his facial expression…and only adds to the depth of the other colors by offsetting it. you never disappoint Mr.S & neither does Milano ;)
February 23, 2008 at 9:08 am
This is a classic portrait. Perhaps you don’t run into too many people like this man, but it just emphasizes the point that it’s not just the clothes, and it’s not just the person, but the combination. This is pointing out the obvious, but this portrait is special. More, More. And thank you for one of the most intelligent blogs in the blogosphere.
February 23, 2008 at 9:12 am
We project so much on him. Most think he is making an angry fist, one commenter notes he is grasping his lapel, while I thought he was holding a bag strap running under his lapel! The man clearly has taste, and looks relaxed and unfazed.
February 23, 2008 at 10:35 am
Less photography, more fashion please.
February 23, 2008 at 11:05 am
Absolutely fantastic photo. Absolutely fantastic scarf.I’ve been looking around this blog and I’ve noticed that, while there is no dearth of excellent pictures of fashion statements from Paris, Milan, and New York, there is certainly a lack of Los Angeles chic. Speaking as a proud Angelean, I think you should come over to the west coast and check out some of the cool people over here… We’re not all crazy like Paris and Nicole.
February 23, 2008 at 12:09 pm
This man is great.
February 23, 2008 at 1:03 pm
This guy looks interesting. The whole picture is what does it–his expression, the jaunty little hat, the clothes, the colors, the rings, the clenched fist…Makes me wonder about him. He looks bad-ass, but in a cool way.
February 23, 2008 at 1:38 pm
February 23, 2008 at 2:00 pm
I have NEVER see a hoodie look so good! A perfect example of the whole elevating the pieces to a new level.
Fashion trends are completely irrelevant in the face of subtle creativity such as this. He is an inspiration.
February 23, 2008 at 3:33 pm
Beautiful, it’s hard to tear your eyes away from his gaze! That blue scarf is stunning.
February 23, 2008 at 4:20 pm
This may be your most original picture.
All these other posed pictures of fashionable wannabe’s are so 2006.
Your work is getting better and better.
Keep it up.
February 23, 2008 at 4:39 pm
I’m sure you are going to go to Paris to shoot fabulous people on the streets during this Fashion Week! Have fun!
February 23, 2008 at 4:57 pm
I love youso muchmy little seventeen-year-old heart goes out to you
February 23, 2008 at 6:40 pm
I still love the hoodie/blazer look, but my husband has tired of it. So I had to call him in to look at this fresh twist with the richness of the colors — especially that lightning bolt of bright scarf.
A beautiful shot. Thank you.
February 23, 2008 at 9:04 pm
Love it. So emotionalist and perfect.
(sorry, i’m trying to learn english, so its dificult to find words)
February 23, 2008 at 11:06 pm
The knuckle-dusters are particularly charming. Amazing how some people view a thinly-masked threat as something stylish.
February 23, 2008 at 11:18 pm
What a beautifully rich photo!
February 24, 2008 at 1:37 am
the power of a simple, coloured scarf is absolutely amazing.
February 24, 2008 at 12:18 pm
I call the color of the hood Mahogany – as a composition (photo or fashionwise) it’s a great choice with Hugh’s skin tone.
The red in the scarf (drawn from that mahogany via a kind of alchemy) is as important as the blue – red changes everything. Imagine that blue with a yellow accent, or with blue’s opposite, orange. The whole composition shifts.
February 24, 2008 at 2:34 pm
What a wonderful photo, and I might add perfect exposure.
February 24, 2008 at 4:32 pm
February 24, 2008 at 5:14 pm
Very strong, probably the eyes and the fist. Wonderful hit
February 24, 2008 at 7:27 pm
This beautiful man is as wonderful inside as he is outside. I have loved him all my life. He is a true artist and happens to be my cousin.
February 24, 2008 at 8:17 pm
This photograph epitomises the strength, power and richness of character of an authentic and universal black male….especially that fist, it is as firm as it is definitive. While we are shaped by our surroundings and environments, we are neither defined by nor limited by them….LOVE IT!
February 24, 2008 at 9:36 pm
February 24, 2008 at 10:23 pm
the blue handkerchief is so simple but adds so much to the outfit!
i love it!
February 24, 2008 at 10:57 pm
I didn’t like this series of photos at first…too dark and couldn’t quilckly asses with small boy at knee, but then I realized that they all have a wonderful subtltey of blue, black and something glossy
February 24, 2008 at 11:40 pm
This is soooo beautiful. Can’t be a pocket square, don’t think that would go around this man’s neck. Looks to little for a full sized scarf. Two pocket squares tied together? How did he tie the scarf (scarves)?
February 25, 2008 at 7:41 am
what to add? what is the power of this image? the photo or the subject or the mix of the two?Hugh, you are looking forward to be in advance of the tomorrow, which is always a yesterday, for you.Whatever I said, I would never want to be hit by your rings :)grande!
February 25, 2008 at 10:03 am
This is a very beautiful, and compelling shot. The man is commanding and the colour of the scarf pops out from the dark background as does his clenched fist. Very powerful picture.
Off The Cuff
February 25, 2008 at 5:22 pm
One of the finest images you have ever put on the site.
February 25, 2008 at 6:53 pm
this is absolutely beautiful. well framed, subtle highlights. a photo that stands on its own as a great piece of work.
February 25, 2008 at 8:51 pm
February 26, 2008 at 6:28 am
I am in love with this man.
February 26, 2008 at 12:20 pm
So glad that this thug no longer features at the top of your page.
February 26, 2008 at 12:56 pm
Wonderful shot. Probably one of your best.
February 26, 2008 at 9:59 pm
I want to write a story about this man. i am just in awe of this photo.
Dagwood Knows Best
February 27, 2008 at 10:39 am
February 27, 2008 at 2:35 pm
This photo has been up for several days now and I find the wide variety of comments to be quite interesting reading.I love the photo for exactly what it is. I’m not making any assumptions about the man or his style. It speaks for itself – beautiful shot, handsome and fashionable man. Love it. I keep coming back to look at it. And look. And look.
February 27, 2008 at 7:43 pm
Man, I am completely addicted to this blog. Pictures like this hook me. Your photographs all depict people whose clothing looks like it could be an acurate extension and representation of their personalities.
February 27, 2008 at 9:56 pm
You’ve created a superb photo of an incredible photographer, Hugh Findletar, whom I’ve known for over 20 years. I have to agree with many of your bloggers – you have captured his strength, sensitivity and beauty.Congratulations!
February 27, 2008 at 10:53 pm
Good heavens, what a handsome man.And the photos is amazing. I love your photos so much… I am always happier after looking at your blog.
February 28, 2008 at 2:34 am
people of color do fashion too! i’m so glad to see us represented on here once in a while.
February 28, 2008 at 4:21 am
The colours contrast bootifully.
Mads, Copenhagen (Denmark)
February 28, 2008 at 6:09 pm
Wow! Great colors. How I wish I could get away with wearing that. Unfortunately, when you are a whiter shade of pale as I am, that just doesn’t work. :-(
February 29, 2008 at 3:35 am
i can’t stop coming back to this one again and again. definitely one of my favourites so far.
February 29, 2008 at 1:56 pm
More photos like this one, please. Clothes are great but without a human being inside them, they are nothing.
March 14, 2008 at 4:11 pm
The scarf is beautiful. It goes well with his skin. I wish more men dressed like this.
March 16, 2008 at 3:36 am
His style is truly his own.
Sometimes you walk past someone so beautiful and wonder. You fall in love without a word even uttered, without knowing if that person even saw you, without fear of rejection and without hesitation.
I wish he would walk past me.
March 26, 2008 at 10:08 am
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October 28, 2012 at 7:28 am
This guy has some serious, serious style !!!
The rings, the scarf, the cap……beautiful touches one and all
and the depth and richness of colour, the contrasts, in this photograph are gorgeous
This reminds me so much of what the great film director Ridley Scott refers to as ‘painting with light’…
but more than all of this, this is a photograph that tells a story
A truly excellent portrait.
October 28, 2012 at 7:31 am
…..and I hope you gave him a copy of this shot ?!
i feel he’d really appreciate it
March 11, 2014 at 10:44 am
Love the Hermes silk scarf!