1. Alice Olive

    November 7, 2007 at 9:04 am

    Seriously fierce. For some reason the photo (background and his stance) make me think of an urban cowboy…

    Is that a bow tie? The shorter trouser length looks great on him. Love his hair too.

    Wow. Great shot.

  2. frau mo

    November 7, 2007 at 9:06 am

    here i see the first picture ever, where short trousers like that look great on a man!

  3. Berkelycole

    November 7, 2007 at 9:19 am

    Great look…

  4. bilal

    November 7, 2007 at 9:22 am

    If it’s 19th century this young fellow would rule all towns south of North Dakota.

  5. Anonymous

    November 7, 2007 at 9:45 am

    I like it! Awesome.

  6. Anonymous

    November 7, 2007 at 9:47 am

    What a handsome lad. Seems to me he has found his style.

  7. The Urban Naturalist

    November 7, 2007 at 10:10 am

    I am a big supporter of short pants and sockless dress shoes.

    The Uraban Naturalist

  8. Paul Pincus

    November 7, 2007 at 10:10 am

    I love the cardigan and esp. the shirt and bow tie. The cuffed-jeans are pitch perfect as well as his hair and the wing tips. I just kind of wish he had Coco Chanel’s voice running through his head and took “one thing off,” (That Jacket!) before leaving home.

    Great photograph/portrait.

  9. Anonymous

    November 7, 2007 at 10:19 am

    I love New York!!!!!

  10. urbnstyle

    November 7, 2007 at 10:50 am

    great attitutude is a always a plus

  11. Anne Corrons

    November 7, 2007 at 10:53 am

    Very close to my home. I could have seen him!

  12. jamesy

    November 7, 2007 at 11:14 am

    oh this boy is giving it to us..watch out!
    That erotic ankle zone ala Thom Brown is a head turner on this gent. Watch out boys and girls he will woo the socks off ya!

  13. lintmag

    November 7, 2007 at 11:14 am

    beautiful photo! the colors and textures look gorgeous together.

  14. ronald laxamana

    November 7, 2007 at 11:21 am

    lance romanc e lookin good

  15. Anonymous

    November 7, 2007 at 11:23 am

    Eeew boring! Every mid-tier visual merchandiser looks like this.

  16. Anonymous

    November 7, 2007 at 12:25 pm

    Great style! This is one of my favorite looks I have seen here yet. I would love to see a man on the street dressed like this. Agree with other poster…fierce!

  17. Anonymous

    November 7, 2007 at 12:40 pm

    Normally, I don’t like men’s dress shoes w/o socks, however this guy is such an exception on all levels for me.

    His ‘tude is really what sells the shot and the outfit. I dig the layering at the top-minimal at the bottom proportions. It’s an unexpected combo on a man, IMHO.

  18. Anonymous

    November 7, 2007 at 12:55 pm

    Yeah. That’s hawt.


  19. CB3

    November 7, 2007 at 1:55 pm

    Now that’s what I call personal style. Bravo.

  20. artemis

    November 7, 2007 at 2:12 pm

    Check out the shoes guys, awesome!
    And the gray jacket underneath the leather one…
    And the bowtie…
    He got it all, he could stay like this forever.
    Definitely a great new take on Elvis and the urban cowboys…

  21. m-

    November 7, 2007 at 2:13 pm

    sexy without trying.
    this is an example of a person with great style.
    thanks sart

  22. Rob

    November 7, 2007 at 2:51 pm

    I like everything but the bowtie, which makes a great look kind of ridiculous.

  23. ricpic

    November 7, 2007 at 2:58 pm

    All good except for no socks.

  24. Anonymous

    November 7, 2007 at 3:16 pm

    I will spend the rest of my days trying to look like that guy. Amazing.

  25. Anonymous

    November 7, 2007 at 3:46 pm

    I can excuse the highwaters just this once. This man has truly captured the essence of style. Gorgeous.

  26. Anonymous

    November 7, 2007 at 3:57 pm

    trousers make me think of Brando in Wild One!

  27. DJ FunkyGrrL

    November 7, 2007 at 4:02 pm

    I like the outfit, but he needs to wear socks *lol*

  28. fashionholic

    November 7, 2007 at 4:16 pm

    cool :) just my style! love it..

  29. Anonymous

    November 7, 2007 at 4:20 pm

    i love absolutely everything about his look. it almost hurts my heart it is so perfect. yay!

  30. Asian Models Blogger

    November 7, 2007 at 4:21 pm

    Is this an Asian version of Rebel Without A Cause?

    So cool and so 60s.

  31. Laurence John

    November 7, 2007 at 4:45 pm

    dandy outlaw.


    November 7, 2007 at 4:53 pm

    a great mix of west side story’style and Fonzie. ( I can’t believe I said that)

  33. Maria Kristina

    November 7, 2007 at 5:19 pm

    i love a man that knows how to dress. You can totally feel his confidence. Look at the way he is standing.

  34. Anonymous

    November 7, 2007 at 5:23 pm

    A repeat — is that a bow tie? Completely dispensable. Too much information. The look is great without it.

  35. enc

    November 7, 2007 at 6:11 pm


  36. Anonymous

    November 7, 2007 at 6:54 pm

    wonderful take on short trousers.
    incredible hair.
    AMAZING shoes.

    i can’t think of anything bad to say about this photo.

  37. pat_bright

    November 7, 2007 at 7:04 pm

    I always want to roll up the cuffs of my dark slim jeans like him, but I can find the confidence to do so….and it is too late to do it in Toronto, the weather is quite cold here already!

  38. citizen

    November 7, 2007 at 7:31 pm

    Love it, love it, love it! This guy obviously knows what he’s doing.

  39. Anonymous

    November 7, 2007 at 7:46 pm

    come on people, personal style? never seen anyone on street dressed like this? take a stroll past 650 madison, or better yet into a rl polo store or even section at bloomies and you’ll see it. yawn i’m so over this look.

    sorry sart, maybe you were yearning for classic american after your recent travels?

  40. Anonymous

    November 7, 2007 at 8:00 pm

    sart! can u do some plus-sized people please?! everything’s fantastic on ur site! but i need inspiration on how curvy people dress!

  41. Anonymous

    November 7, 2007 at 9:17 pm

    He stole his look from Rugby.com. To check out the original version, go to http://rugby.com/styleguide/default.aspx?ab=topnav_r_StyleGuide

  42. Anonymous

    November 7, 2007 at 9:46 pm

    if only he looked real

  43. alex``

    November 7, 2007 at 10:42 pm

    i say either loose the bow tie or the cardigan. its just a little too much. the look would be much nicer with just the leather bomber the shirt and tie or everything except the bomber. also i dont like how hes missing the bottom buttons on his cardi

  44. Anonymous

    November 8, 2007 at 1:35 am

    That is what I call originality…he surely was born with it

  45. Anonymous

    November 8, 2007 at 2:18 am

    Fonzie know Kung Fu!! lol

  46. Lucy

    November 8, 2007 at 3:20 am

    why shouldn’t audacious young guys like this “reclaim” the bow tie from the older gents? It’s a provocative thing to wear. What a great photo!

  47. Anonymous

    November 8, 2007 at 9:00 am

    As mltt said, yeah, that’s hawt. But, I agree, it’s just one item too many. If maybe there was no bow tie and just an “air-tie” or the hair wasn’t so sixties or that cardi could’ve gone. But the cuffed jeans and hot sockless shoes must stay. Definitely.


  48. josh

    November 8, 2007 at 10:25 am

    hm. i’m not a fan. it’s not so much the look i don’t like, but more the fact that it looks so calculated. i think he went a roll-up too far w/ the jeans… it would have been better executed with a shorter pair of pants that didn’t have to be rolled up like that.

    imho – one shouldn’t look like they’ve put so much effort/thought into dressing; a smart outfit looks like it came together effortlessly.

  49. The Sartorialist

    November 8, 2007 at 10:34 am

    give me a break on the “effortless” thing
    that is such a joke

  50. Douglas

    November 8, 2007 at 12:14 pm

    Seriously. Everything about this screams “an-hour-getting-ready”. Trendy fashionistos like this tarnish the look of real sartorially-adept men. The ones who truly inspire this sort of mannequin look.

  51. Minn

    November 8, 2007 at 2:28 pm

    First off – I love his expression, with that one eyebrow raised. The layering of the jacket, cardigan and unexpected red shirt and all the careful little details – his hair, his shoes, his belt.

  52. Anonymous

    November 8, 2007 at 2:39 pm

    Every salesperson at Ralph Lauren Rugby is dressed this way. I’m not knocking it though, it’s still a great look!

  53. Pauspling

    November 8, 2007 at 6:45 pm

    Very 50′s, 60′s. I am currently reading Capote’s “In cold blood” so I am completely in to this style right now!

  54. keyi

    November 8, 2007 at 11:00 pm

    i love it how whenever sartorialist puts up a picture of an asian man dressed in a very classic american or western look, there are always some ppl who will make comments about how the look is copied or ripped off of american classic…but when a caucasian male dresses with a similar style, no one blinks an eye. or when chinese women are accused of looking too carbon copied in china. ever stop to think that there are cosmopolitan cities in china where ppl are dressed not too differently from cosmopolitan cities in america and europe? get a clue already.

  55. Off The Cuff

    November 10, 2007 at 12:18 am

    Truly creative, a really individual look. Great shot.

  56. Anonymous

    November 12, 2007 at 11:01 am

    cool, BUT. i’ve seen this look on every mannequin in town. sorry kid.

  57. The Sartorialist

    November 12, 2007 at 11:04 am

    For Anon 11:01am
    Funny, I didn’t see this kinda look in China or Stockholm – maybe the audience on this blog is bigger than your backyard anon.

  58. Chad

    November 13, 2007 at 5:12 pm

    The Sartorialist said…

    give me a break on the “effortless” thing
    that is such a joke


  59. Anonymous

    November 14, 2007 at 3:52 am

    :0 Love it.

  60. Andrew

    November 15, 2007 at 2:50 pm

    Everything he is wearing is classic. There is the cardigan sweater, the rolled up jeans, the black leather jacket. Every piece could have been taken out of any man’s closet since 1945. But his proportions and stance are what makes it his own. Yes, I like this and think he pulls it off.

  61. Anonymous

    November 16, 2007 at 5:42 pm

    I love this. Thank you for the inspiration!

  62. Anonymous

    November 23, 2007 at 6:34 pm

    i think that’s lance.
    he has the best style!!!!!!
    absolutely fabulous!!!

  63. Anonymous

    November 26, 2007 at 11:32 am

    That man is hot hot hot. Does anyone know if he is single?

  64. Anonymous

    November 29, 2007 at 6:16 pm

    what I wish for is more pictures of great hair. We are always obsessing about the styling and the wardrobe, altough I must give you props for noticing the subtlies of makeup. However, waht would be really great is if you would devote a section to fantastic, personalized hair styles.
    Keep up the good work, even in New Zealand we eat it up!

  65. Anonymous

    January 1, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    I love this look! What labels should I look out for for some jeans much like these?

  66. sebastian

    August 9, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    it works insanely well !

  67. Wallace

    July 6, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Looking back at this shot from 2007 it’s amazing to see how far ahead of his time this guy is. Wallace.

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