89 comments

  1. Anonymous

    February 8, 2008 at 8:15 am

    Love the contrast of his beautiful red hair and fair skin with the black and grey layers layers layers.

  2. Anonymous

    February 8, 2008 at 8:18 am

    The second guy in this post needs some editing to do.

    I mean, is he wearing 3 scarves and a cardigan?

  3. post-it up

    February 8, 2008 at 8:23 am

    love the massive scarf. Could keep three people warm!

  4. Anonymous

    February 8, 2008 at 8:34 am

    are they velvet trousers?

  5. Anonymous

    February 8, 2008 at 8:35 am

    The first man reminds me of a more fashionable version of my father. The second guy is fantastic too…love the blue peeking out! Brings the whole outfit to life.

  6. John Patrick

    February 8, 2008 at 8:44 am

    The bottom guy might be one of the worst dressed people I’ve ever seen on this blog.

  7. Anonymous

    February 8, 2008 at 9:05 am

    A little too much.

  8. tomassocroccante

    February 8, 2008 at 9:18 am

    You could also call the top shot “convincingly tweedy”!

    Scott, love the shot of J Abboud over on me.style.com today – hope you’ll post that one for discussion here.

  9. Anonymous

    February 8, 2008 at 9:22 am

    The first gentleman looks wonderful.

    The second; not so much. And what is that little blue skirt?

  10. Anonymous

    February 8, 2008 at 9:24 am

    SUPERB!

  11. momo

    February 8, 2008 at 9:35 am

    #1 I love the colors and textures of the sweater under the sober layers of jacket and coat.
    #2 great scarves, I like blue and black, but the puffy shoes distract my eye from the rest of the look.

  12. the sub-urban rambler

    February 8, 2008 at 9:51 am

    that blue silk[?] sarong embedded underneath all that black/grey outfit seems just a tad overwrought. then your eye is drawn down to the lemon of the shoes to make a contrast. still he could have done without the these two elements.

  13. Anonymous

    February 8, 2008 at 9:53 am

    we’ve seen the top post before, no? you called him “the coolest literature professor ever,” or something of the sort.

    and he still is.

  14. Joanna

    February 8, 2008 at 9:53 am

    What a nice boy, with great style. An I love his hair.

  15. Deja Pseu

    February 8, 2008 at 10:04 am

    I’m just loving the colorful knit vests on the guys. Shows a bit of plafulness, which is always in style.

  16. Anonymous

    February 8, 2008 at 10:33 am

    is that guy wearing a cosby sweater?!

  17. Sally Big Woods

    February 8, 2008 at 10:54 am

    The man in grey and blue is so incredibly handsome. wow.

  18. Dovid

    February 8, 2008 at 10:57 am

    So, this is fashion fwd?

  19. goathair

    February 8, 2008 at 11:02 am

    I love the huge scarf and long-ish shirt on the second fellow. And those shoes are fantastic.

  20. Mai

    February 8, 2008 at 11:05 am

    I love, love when people are able to create depth and texture with their layering. I think it is a special skill in dressing. i especially like the gentleman on the bottom photo.

  21. Anonymous

    February 8, 2008 at 11:06 am

    # 2 has a be-yoo-ti-ful face. Which, unfortunately seems to be floating disembodied above the rest of his body.

    One scarf only would make him look less top-heavy. Or two with just a sweater.

    I think his feet hurt. I think his daft-looking shoes are a size too small.

  22. cassaundra

    February 8, 2008 at 11:19 am

    nice touches of color. and his scarves are wonderful!

  23. Laura

    February 8, 2008 at 11:39 am

    Love the Fair Isle.

  24. stephen

    February 8, 2008 at 11:40 am

    The first guy’s pretty cool. Maybe he’s wearing high tops as well?

  25. morty

    February 8, 2008 at 11:53 am

    The older guy has done a good job of layering-the colors match in a nice way. The same can´t be said of the younger chap. He has failed from top to bottom. What´s with the bag? It just doesn´t fit with the mix.

  26. Frontier Psychiatrist

    February 8, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    I really like this one.

    I like the shoes, the bag, and the grey cardigan.

  27. edohnyc

    February 8, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    I love this look with the 2 edits already mentioned: the sneakers and the blue “Dress”. What can be better than layers and layers of grey. This look might be too much for Joe Schmo but with the right attitude and sexy look it’s fabulous!

  28. The Sporting Life Society

    February 8, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    I’m stoked that my pegged jeans and hi-top look is coming back!

    -Brett

  29. miss cavendish

    February 8, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    I love the funky fair isle in the top photo. Preppy with a wicked twist can be very appealing, especially under all those handsome tweeds.

  30. Auntie Naka

    February 8, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    That young man is absolutely gorgeous!

    I do think that his outfit may have been punctuated better with darker, less Richard Simmons-like shoes.

    But I’d take him with or without the high tops! ;)

  31. luka from milano

    February 8, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    @all:

    yes, kind of cold wheather these days in Milan.

  32. Kanani

    February 8, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    Wow… is the second one on the way home or going to the gym?

  33. Karmander

    February 8, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    First guy is great, if a little conventional. I want to like the look of the second, but I just can’t handle the high tops with the scarves. I’m not a fan of a lot of bulk lately…it makes my neck and shoulders hurt just looking at it…I think if you threw off the winterwear, I might really dig this guy. And props for the man’s bag.

  34. DesignGod

    February 8, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    He’s a beautiful man. Really beautiful–So he can get away with more than most. Still not sure if I’m crazy about this ensemble though.

  35. Anonymous

    February 8, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    Love how the gentleman in the top image has layered the blue grey and brown garments with the multicolored sweater. Love how all the patterns work so well. The professorial herringbone jacket never looked so good.

    The second image with the bold dash of cerulean blue against the stark grey and black is captivating. I want to reach out and lift up the scarf and sweater to get a better look.
    The white and yellow sneakers are are a nice striking contrast againt the more somber colors. Great casual elegant look for a jaunt around town.

  36. Paul Pincus

    February 8, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    john patrick said…
    The bottom guy might be one of the worst dressed people I’ve ever seen on this blog.

    John’s comment was interesting because I thought just the opposite! He’s gorgeous. There are so many cool ideas here and somehow he makes it work.

  37. Anonymous

    February 8, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    The first guy’s great. Not so sure about the second guy… the way he tied his shoes is a bit strange. Not very into shoes being tied at the back, esp. on a guy. And is that blue thing a skirt? Fortunately he is pretty so he can do whatever he wants…

  38. Pure allure

    February 8, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    graet sneekers…

  39. Anonymous

    February 8, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    The guy on the bottom takes me back to gradeschool, when we wore our jeans tucked into undone construction boots with the tongues hanging out. .

  40. Scott W

    February 8, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    No white sneakers, especially untied ones! Ugh!

  41. Michael J

    February 8, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    I love #2, from the knees up. Those shoes are so cliché for “artsy college kids,” and I am so tired of seeing them. A great pair of black leather boots would make him fabulous!

  42. Seth

    February 8, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    For me, being younger and knowing less about the established conventions and the influence they have on fashion, #2 stands out the most of nearly all the posts I’ve seen here. If you really don’t like it, I think it may boil down to a generational thing.

    Fashion forward, backward or inside out, I love it.

  43. kreuzer

    February 8, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    Great colors…but too much scarf and those shoes are horrible. Lose a scarf (or two) and get some decent shoes and this would be a winner for sure.

  44. Andrew

    February 8, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    The top gentleman’s sweater vest–absolutely exquisite. You don’t see this type of hand knit craftsmanship these days. This belongs to the early 1980s, when Clotilde was reclining in the field in her Scottish woolens courtesy of Ralph Lauren.

  45. citizen

    February 8, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    The first fellow looks excellent.

    Is the second man wearing heels? Or lifts in his shoes? His funky stance and wrinkly trainers somehow give me that impression.

  46. Lyrical Stamper

    February 8, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    The first guy is very professor and the second guy needs to think again about the shoes. I’m not into the second outfit.

  47. Anonymous

    February 8, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    ok, let me first say i think he looks great. BUT! a big problem i have with this blog is if a normal (sized) person were to wear the same exact outfit (confident demeanor or not) they’d look completely ridiculous.

    sart i’m gonna say it again, can’t you find some normal sized fashionable people? everyone on this blog is either super skinny or tall……………

  48. Andy • Drew • Andrew

    February 8, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    yess.. that kid has killer kicks!

  49. angeliq

    February 8, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    I love this style on men, A schholmate of mine at university is known for this lovely way of layering, I always thinks he looks so smart.

  50. LeeAnna

    February 8, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    They are both appealing. The first guy knows what he is doing; the young guy is still trying find out. He is gorgeous so he can dress in such a silly way and get away with it.

  51. DowntownVenus

    February 9, 2008 at 2:00 am

    First man is nicely dressed but it strikes me as overly conservative. He could have gone wild with the tie given the colors in the vest.

    Second one looks like he’s right off the Stockholm-JFK flight with the white high tops. Gorg face. Always love doubled scarves, the overall mix of proportions are great on him.

  52. coral-lime

    February 9, 2008 at 3:00 am

    #2 works for me so much! Love it. The bulkiness of the scarves are toned down by the straight legged pants while still being fashion forward by the heaviness they present. I think most people who look at this and say “no”, are thrown off by the electric pop, if you will, he gives with the surprising shoe combo and blue. Most people want one statement in a look but why?, I say.

    Great Capture, Mr. Sartorialist :)

  53. biglakestyle

    February 9, 2008 at 6:42 am

    Fair Isle is always in style; and an overproduced layered look makes me smile. Well laugh actually; he is just trying too hard. Sart beware that the male fashionista crowd in the village, soho and tribeca have now made a game of dressing to get their pic taken for The Sartorialist. Fashionable male men without children have lots of time on their hands and they don’t spend it in their tiny alphabet city apts. Keep the site pure, natural and uncontrived; the second shot is just a parade of gimmicks.

  54. Anonymous

    February 9, 2008 at 9:04 am

    the second guy – very well put together!

  55. Casper Odschild

    February 9, 2008 at 9:36 am

    The second picture is fantastic but I can’t help to think how much better it would’ve been with a pair of chunkier boots instead of white sneakers. This is a bit too Kris van Assche a couple of years ago.

    But still, he looks amazing.

  56. Anonymous

    February 9, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    Love the layering, but does anyone know the cartoon “Hey Arnold”? His shirt looks like Arnold’s shirt that looks like a skirt…

  57. E.

    February 9, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    err… my boyfriend has the exact same Shetland wool sweater as the men from the first picture! We live in Montreal and got it at Simons, a store that can be found only in Quebec… I’m so surprised!

  58. Maybe I should drink a lot less coffee

    February 9, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    bottom guy- fashion forward.

  59. dal

    February 9, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    are you kidding me. i’m in love.

  60. suzannemarques

    February 9, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    the first subject is darling. the second, i like waist up. i’m not feeling his sneakers or his blue shirt. it kinda looks like a short skirt.

  61. Hundrednorth

    February 9, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    Oh my god, both of these two men are so, so good.

  62. Anonymous

    February 9, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    The second guy is a great example of someone who tries way too hard and throws everything but the kitchen sink at himself. It looks silly, uncomfortable, and overdone. I’m all in favor of breaking away from the norm, but there’s a difference between breaking away, because you have a cool idea, and breaking away by dressing in the dark.

    And what is that blue rag? A skirt?

  63. Rachel R.

    February 9, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    HATE the high-tops, love the scarves

  64. nannies crochet

    February 9, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    great layering techniques!!

  65. sotinator

    February 9, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    His neck definitely looks snug! hahhah but I like it! I like him! haha

  66. Anonymous

    February 9, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    bottom guy is amazing. loves it

  67. J.L.

    February 9, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    Never before have I considered getting a Fair Isle sweater. This look is awesome. sadly summer approaches quickly in the south… maybe I can get one on sale for next season.

  68. One Hundred Dresses

    February 10, 2008 at 2:17 am

    i see the this boy everywhere (the ginger). he always looks adorable! and i’d like to say he got the multi-scarf idea from me! hee hee hee!

  69. aaron

    February 10, 2008 at 2:34 am

    personally i think th second guy is great. i guess i’m biased. because i’ve always been wearing my jeans this way: tucked into my high cuts.

    and that cerulean tunic is fantastic.

  70. Anonymous

    February 10, 2008 at 3:55 am

    i love that bag .. any1 know wad brand is it?

  71. Anonymous

    February 10, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    The first guy screams of “50 year old prep”. Terrible!!! The sweater- wrong.. the tie and shirt colour- wrong..
    The second guy i like.. his fashion sense is interesting, playful, unashamed.

  72. Tom Will

    February 10, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    hmm… the second chap is very pretty, but his clothes aren’t doing him any favours at all. His silhouette is bizarre, and the colours (turquoise and lemon?) jarring. And yes, it does look like a skirt.

    The older one looks great.

  73. Anonymous

    February 10, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    The guy on top makes knits look comforting and cozy. He looks fine in his own skin.

    The second guy doesn’t give me that impression. I get a very menacing vibe from him. It could be his stance.

  74. Dustcakeboy

    February 11, 2008 at 3:39 am

    The second is one of those rare and perfect examples of how neon colour should utilised.

    /DCB.

  75. An Aesthete's Lament

    February 11, 2008 at 8:59 am

    The second guy is trying hard. Very hard. Actually, way too hard.

  76. Anonymous

    February 11, 2008 at 9:36 am

    Heinous shoes. I seriously have issues with them.

  77. Pandora

    February 11, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    He’s not wearing heels or lifts. His shoes are just too small.

    His stance reminds me of that photo by Diane Arbus of the boy with all the angst showing in his hands. I think it’s called Boy with a Toy Hand-Grenade.

  78. JO

    February 11, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    The guy on the top so looks like a college professor I once knew… I love this shot :)

  79. sandman_gr

    February 12, 2008 at 5:35 am

    If the young man was not so handsome, he would not have looked good at all, a bit of a mess. The gentleman above is so much better.

  80. Anonymous

    February 12, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    top picture: fantastic!

  81. John

    February 12, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    What are those high top sneakers? I’m obsessed with them! Does anyone recognize the brand?

  82. Anonymous

    February 14, 2008 at 8:41 am

    Yet another example of the plague that invaded ladies fashion a while ago: let’s mix things that don’t match and let’s call it “Subversive Fashion Decadence”… To me, the epitome of style boastfulness! In this sense, anybody can be fashion icon, in the end, once, by chance, you can look interesting. Not the case of this lad though! He positively looks uninteresting…

  83. Tomi

    February 15, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    I keep on coming back to this bottom picture, I just love the whole look. Well, maybe not too keen on those shoes, but still.

  84. Anonymous

    February 17, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    crazy about the second guy. shoes with everything is perfect. I love the whole shape.

  85. Anonymous

    March 15, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    Love the outfit, all the different grays and blacks and the blue, especially. But the shoes…..?? I think not.

  86. Anonymous

    March 21, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    The 2nd photo of the guy with the fierce face is wearing an enormous amount of scarves that can clothe a mini country from what he’s wearing.

  87. Anonymous

    June 30, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    WHO IS THE MAN IN THE SCOND PHOTO
    HE IS PERFECT
    I MUST FIND HIM

  88. Anonymous

    September 4, 2008 at 12:15 am

    my shoes is from kris van assche (dior man designer) and the size si right, they are not small really. the blu stuff in a t shirt made of eco leather.
    i put 2 scarves cause i like that volumes on the silhouette.
    and thank you so much for all the comments. i was in front of the dsquared fashion show.

    by the way i’m Ludovico.

  89. DirtWillie

    March 18, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    The bottom look is a dream

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