67 comments

  1. Carolina Lange

    June 22, 2007 at 8:38 am

    Fantastic!!!

  2. simply olive

    June 22, 2007 at 8:41 am

    at 1st glance, i though he had on the old-lady nude knee-highs rolled down to his ankles…thank god he didn’t!!
    not sure if i like the anklet though…

  3. theovereducatedvalet

    June 22, 2007 at 8:44 am

    I’m surprised, but I actually like it too. His whole ensemble is pretty terrific – great muted colors, interesting but traditional shoes and with an overall relaxed feel because he’s sockless.

  4. berkelycole

    June 22, 2007 at 8:47 am

    Okay it is a little affected, but in general this guy looks great…Scott you surprise me sometimes with your conservatism…sartorial flair in my mind is always off the beaten path a bit…live and let live even with candy bracelets…f***ed up wing tip seems a little harsh

  5. paulo

    June 22, 2007 at 8:51 am

    Wow, now he’s got great fashion sense! There is a kind of confidence/arrogance that surronds him, which is a good thing. Because this allows him to take some risks with his wardrobe and not give a damn what anyone else thinks. Bravo.

    -Paulo

  6. Marilia

    June 22, 2007 at 9:08 am

    wow!
    how come no one ever thought it could look sooo charming and cool??
    luv it!

  7. Anonymous

    June 22, 2007 at 9:12 am

    Great look. I would never wear white shoes, but seeing those makes me rethink it.

    Cycling-related aside: He appears to have shaved legs with slight sock tan – maybe a cyclist? An Italian cyclist? There must be a lot of them in Italy b/c it’s a popular sport – but it seems like every human in Italy smokes.

  8. fashionfanatic60

    June 22, 2007 at 9:17 am

    Wow. I love the cool nonchalance of his look. So great.

  9. a lady

    June 22, 2007 at 9:31 am

    oh my. I’m not crazy about the skin color, but that trouser length, with those wingtips…that’s really great. thom browne aside, it reminds me of that GQ shot of Orlando Bloom with the high-cuffed white corduroys and saddle shoes.

    his accessory was neon socks, though, instead of an anklet.

  10. Iheartfashion

    June 22, 2007 at 9:35 am

    Oh, he’s very cool! Reminds me of a bit more weathered Daniel Craig.

  11. Anonymous

    June 22, 2007 at 9:45 am

    favorite post and favorite man (first one)
    talk about being able to pull that off with some serious style

  12. Anonymous

    June 22, 2007 at 10:15 am

    hello, just to say a little thought there,

    it isn’t maybe very classy to say f*up on a blog which is (a classy) reference internationnally ..

    aren’t you judging someone who didn’t ask to be? who knows, it’s maybe his ‘porte-bonheur’ ..

    anonymous young person from france who enjoys your blog

  13. MacGuffin

    June 22, 2007 at 10:18 am

    I think this would only work for guys with shaven legs as his apparently are. I love his choice of colours

  14. Opulent CerriLynn

    June 22, 2007 at 10:27 am

    Sometimes, I think you have a bit “tropo vino sulla menta”, I must say,I don’t get it. Do you not encompass personal style? I know, I know…With a personal flair. Is this not? I must say that this post is a major contradiction.

  15. The Sporting Life Society

    June 22, 2007 at 10:42 am

    Looks like a bit of an eccentric cyclist (note the shaved legs), or possibly he spends his evenings in drag as a 16 year old tourist from the USA, which would explain the ankle bracelet. At first glance, I thought the wing tips were white bucks…paired with the rest of the ensemble would be nice.

  16. Anonymous

    June 22, 2007 at 10:49 am

    It’s great how you can find the same people and shoot them at different times. It brings a more anthropological aspect to your work, and offers more of a personal perspective (from both you and the subject) than a random snapshot does. I find this evolution really interesting because now you can truly touch upon the notion of “personal style” instead of snapping “today’s flavor”.

    cheers,
    –haapi

  17. Anonymous

    June 22, 2007 at 10:59 am

    Those are awesome shoes. Do you think he shaves his legs? They look very smooth.

  18. JO

    June 22, 2007 at 11:14 am

    I love this look -he looks like he is dressed up on an island. I liek the banadana in his pocket as well :-)

  19. Ashe

    June 22, 2007 at 11:16 am

    I have to admit, I’m rather confused by the language you use about the ankle bracelet– are you or aren’t you a fan? I rather think it kind of works.

  20. stone

    June 22, 2007 at 11:20 am

    NICE! This is what style is ALL about.

  21. Candid Cool

    June 22, 2007 at 11:25 am

    charming

  22. Anonymous

    June 22, 2007 at 11:26 am

    oh i always love an ankle bracelet for summer time.

  23. Anonymous

    June 22, 2007 at 11:43 am

    he’s hot!

  24. Anonymous

    June 22, 2007 at 11:54 am

    I love this guy. Talk about natural style. The ankle bracelet really is great. Not everyone could carry this off by any means, but has “it”.

  25. lintmag

    June 22, 2007 at 12:03 pm

    This is a guy to write a novel about – you wonder where he’s been, what he does. The dark tan, ankle beads, color combo add up to great style. I love people who just do whatever they want and it comes out so right.

  26. rosbif

    June 22, 2007 at 12:13 pm

    I don’t think an ankle bracelet looks good with anything Sart, sorry! Even Russian hookers think they’re naff.

    He looks great apart from that and I loved his pocket square last year.

  27. whyioughtta

    June 22, 2007 at 12:14 pm

    This whole look is fab. Love the wingtips, white buttons, pocket square, socklessness, tan, and cuffed trous. At first I wasn’t sure about an anklette on a man, but the fact that it’s sort of “private”–hidden unless he sits down–makes it beguiling.

    It’s interesting how we (well, at least I) still hesitate a little when men decorate themselves in a way traditionally associated (in our culture) with women.

  28. Torben

    June 22, 2007 at 12:15 pm

    AWESOME!!!!!

  29. Lilah

    June 22, 2007 at 12:26 pm

    Love the pocket square matching the shoes matching the buttons. Really makes the whole thing coherent. Matchy, but not overtly matchy.

  30. Italobt

    June 22, 2007 at 12:36 pm

    Perfect combination of classy yet refined cool. Love the color combinations and the sockless look. Socks are so overrated.

  31. Butch

    June 22, 2007 at 12:36 pm

    This is totally wonderful, particularly the shoes, which are epic, and the ankle-bracelet choice, which reveals Deep Understanding.

  32. Anonymous

    June 22, 2007 at 12:42 pm

    some guys have all the style. so classic yet truly original. what a great look. love the bandana.

  33. william d. anderson

    June 22, 2007 at 12:43 pm

    thanks for posting these. i like this guys sense of appropriate. i dont think i would try an “anklet” but i’m glad he did. it looks right. and i really like the bandana in the pocket. well done.

  34. Anonymous

    June 22, 2007 at 2:46 pm

    this man is so attractive. I can’t believe it. He’s actually pulling off an ankle bracelet!

  35. jeff

    June 22, 2007 at 2:56 pm

    I dig both of his looks. I use a bandana for a pocket square when I wear my searsucker jacket with jeans and white Chuck Taylor’s.

  36. lepetitdoodler

    June 22, 2007 at 3:46 pm

    Yummy shoes.

  37. ABP

    June 22, 2007 at 4:00 pm

    To those people who thought Sart’s comment of the ankle bracelet was a criticism:

    I read his post as a compliment. I think he meant “the perfect way to f*up a pair of wingtips” is genius in the way it transforms something conventional with just a little touch.

    And I agree, I just love it!

  38. The Sartorialist

    June 22, 2007 at 4:46 pm

    I meant the ankle bracelet “f*ups” the wingtips in a good way.

    it was a compliment

  39. iopine

    June 22, 2007 at 5:34 pm

    Best.Sockless.EVER.

    I love how cheeky his style is.

  40. berkelycole

    June 22, 2007 at 5:40 pm

    thanks for the clarification…I just was not quite sure how you could fault this guy…f*ups was a little lost on me…I took as a negative slam…as to my earlier comment about “conservatism”…it stems from your short pants knee sock rant months ago…but I now stand corrected…keep snapping the photos…!!

  41. Anonymous

    June 22, 2007 at 6:26 pm

    REFRESHING.

    He looks so young with this anklet and perfectly tanned legs. He’s got a flair and shows it dauntlessly.

  42. Cut of cloth

    June 22, 2007 at 6:32 pm

    A Man with NO Socks
    &
    An Indie Anklet Chain
    Phewwwww
    Gigolo Chic!!!!!!!!!!

  43. Pistachio Of Liberty

    June 22, 2007 at 7:20 pm

    I feel like I want to believe his lover placed it playfully around his ankle that day and he had the style to allow this human touch, this whimsy.

    I was confused about the f* but maybe this is art director lingo for streetify and relax something otherwise stiff or plastic? I hope so! I am going to use it ASAP!

  44. Jason

    June 22, 2007 at 7:46 pm

    This man has *IT*.

    I’m feeling the deep tan…you know he spends lots of time outside doing something fun.

    Also…the ankle bracelet looks like something his daughter might have made him…cool to the 9th degree!

  45. Anonymous

    June 22, 2007 at 9:08 pm

    bandana pocker square: sure, anklet: no

  46. ghettoangelbaby

    June 22, 2007 at 9:47 pm

    personally i think he got a little too excited with that anklet; i think the better accessory is that tiny bit of light blue on the wrist. other than the anklet i think this guy is really on point.

  47. Asian Models Blogger

    June 22, 2007 at 11:12 pm

    I think the ankle bracelet looks great on him. It reminds me of Ed Bradley from CBS and his ear ring. Sometimes, it’s good to be different.

  48. Anonymous

    June 23, 2007 at 1:15 am

    Interesting how Sart’s use of f* up didn’t translate as positive to many people. This is a case where slang doesn’t mean the same thing to everyone. The point was that the man’s unusual juxtapositions give him an edge. Definitely a positive. Sometimes f*ing up a traditional look is exactly what you want to do.

  49. Anonymous

    June 23, 2007 at 3:43 am

    I love the love-beads! So playful (where a gold anklet would definetly not be…).

    – desertwind

  50. Anonymous

    June 23, 2007 at 4:28 am

    Men of his age in Australia are invariably non-sexy, but this guy has it in spades:style, confidence and a touch of whimsy. Let me at ‘im.

  51. Wendy

    June 23, 2007 at 9:36 am

    This (bottom half) look would look equally good on a lady don’t you think?

  52. L.

    June 23, 2007 at 10:05 am

    I too thought Sart’s comment was a criticism. I love the anklet especially since it’s hidden until he sits down. It would look perfect with white bucks but silly with a dressier shoe.

  53. classyko

    June 23, 2007 at 10:14 am

    amazing.

  54. Anonymous

    June 23, 2007 at 12:25 pm

    Sorry. The ankle braclet on a dude is way too ‘Bourdain’ for me.

  55. Anonymous

    June 23, 2007 at 1:38 pm

    The shoes are nice and in this case-when the legs are obviously shaved, it´s okay without socks.I think the band around the ankle is too much-it somehow hints too feminine.He is in good flesh and really looks Italian and his face reveals his age and there is nothing wrong about that.

  56. Anonymous

    June 23, 2007 at 4:21 pm

    It think a small anklet like this is sexy on both a guy and a girl. As long as they’re tan though. It’s a very summery look, like he just ame from an island.

  57. Christina

    June 23, 2007 at 4:34 pm

    beautiful!

    …plus he has nice ankles.

  58. Sarah

    June 24, 2007 at 10:48 pm

    How on earth do you remember each and every person you meet? May I ask how you label your pictures privately – by their full names perhaps? Or, do you really remember them by their clothes?! I’m fascinated by that part!

  59. Blaise

    June 24, 2007 at 11:35 pm

    I love those white shoes..

  60. Queen Mab

    June 25, 2007 at 3:30 am

    This man is comfortable in his skin and doesn’t give a hoot what anyone thinks about it.

  61. David

    June 25, 2007 at 7:17 pm

    I wish I could leave my fear of skin cancer long enough to get that tan…

  62. matty

    June 26, 2007 at 1:09 am

    so glad to catch that bandana square the second time around. brilliant!

  63. sandman_gr

    June 26, 2007 at 7:47 am

    Nooooooooooo! What next, an ankle chain? I applaud trying new stuff but this is not looking good – imagine just how much more stylish he would look without it. On the other hand a leather knit rope would be perfect on a man’s ankle on the beach or with flip flops on holidays.

  64. Anonymous

    June 27, 2007 at 9:49 am

    Does anyone have some info on the shoes?? please..

  65. Alek

    June 29, 2007 at 11:39 am

    I know I’m gonna get shouted down here, but men in leather shoes with no socks just says foot odor to me. Not a sexy prospect, if you know what I mean.

  66. Dominiqui S.

    July 1, 2007 at 10:27 pm

    This guy’s anklet and bandanna square are so stylish and unexpected it’s fabulous.

    Love it!

  67. kalayl

    July 11, 2007 at 12:14 pm

    I loved the bandana thing so much I added one in white to my outfit today – white double-cuff shirt with a black skinny tie under a black single-breasted two-piece suit.

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