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April 12, 2007 at 6:44 pm
oh! very, very good.
April 12, 2007 at 6:48 pm
It’s all about the color of his hair.
April 12, 2007 at 7:08 pm
Hair plus Coat equal Love. Nice find.
April 12, 2007 at 7:09 pm
Oh. My. God. I own the same brooch. Impossible!?!
And I am also a redhead.
Love his look, though.
April 12, 2007 at 7:19 pm
Good choice of jacket colour for his hair colour.
April 12, 2007 at 7:20 pm
his hair is so awesome and so is his coat. he’s got such character in his style, i love it.
April 12, 2007 at 7:28 pm
Student style, love it! Particularly like the brooch
April 12, 2007 at 7:29 pm
his hair is amazing!
April 12, 2007 at 8:13 pm
Brilliant! His whole outfit seems orchestrated to celebrate the hair colour. I love it.
April 12, 2007 at 8:14 pm
oh my god I love it. love!
April 12, 2007 at 8:24 pm
he looks a little like richard reed parry from arcade fire, mostly because of the hair, i think… great color!!!
April 12, 2007 at 8:25 pm
at least someone that stands out with style.
April 12, 2007 at 8:41 pm
that hair is awesome
April 12, 2007 at 8:43 pm
Oh so Bowie!
April 12, 2007 at 8:57 pm
April 12, 2007 at 9:28 pm
oh wow!! he looks like van gogh
April 12, 2007 at 9:34 pm
i gasped. in a really good way.rarity.
April 12, 2007 at 9:58 pm
There are so many amazing things about him that I like but the main thing is the color of his red in contrast to the blue coat.
April 12, 2007 at 10:34 pm
he’s gorgeouslove the hair + jacket
April 12, 2007 at 10:48 pm
my daughters, Molly (5) and Abi (7) would be so jealous of his hair…last Mother’s day, I dyed all our hair pink (super, looking like a wig, unbelievably pink)and it was amazing. anyway, that’s what this red reminds me of
April 12, 2007 at 11:04 pm
At first, I thought it was a pretty girl. When I enlarged the photo, I realized he was a pretty boy.
I love the whole look on the guy. The hair, the jacket, his posture all fit very well together. Classic NYU/East Village look.
April 12, 2007 at 11:28 pm
Wow – that color really pops! I love the razor-sharp edge of the color and cut against the unexpected older touch of the brooch. And the blue coat and light pants… I could go on…
April 12, 2007 at 11:32 pm
Wow…You can buy cool clothes, but hair like that, you can’t buy! Assuming it’s not a wig of course.. ;o)
From the top down, he’s like the American flag: red, white and blue. I love it!
Just can’t get over that hair…
April 12, 2007 at 11:34 pm
The Red Hair and the Blue coat do WONDERS for his eyes!! Beautiful photography. Just a gorgeous shot, great looking guy too… Love the pink pants.
April 13, 2007 at 12:36 am
the hair reminds me of patrick wolf’s former red hair. i loe it.
April 13, 2007 at 2:25 am
i went to the vidal sassoon academy with that kid. he always reminded me of the boy version of rainbow bright.
April 13, 2007 at 2:50 am
i love experimenting with hair color but i think his hair makes him look like a walking corpse. maybe that’s just him though and it doesn’t matter the color of his hair(hideous rusty-cherry-in-a-weird-way aside). to be positive though, his jacket is kickass and his clothes are definitely cool– and fitted in a good way.
April 13, 2007 at 4:59 am
no, he just looks like an somewhat pasty nyu student.
April 13, 2007 at 5:04 am
What a look! Absolute heaven! (sigh!)
April 13, 2007 at 5:39 am
Compared to every single photo posted on this blog i don’t think he desrves to be here. Sure his hair colour is catchy but…
April 13, 2007 at 6:04 am
His haircolor is amazing. His coat is great, love the buttons and the shape. The contrast between haircolor and coat color is all!
April 13, 2007 at 6:52 am
For Annahow many guys on the street do you see wearing a brooch!!
yes the hair is the immediate response but look at the little details
plus the red&blue color combo is very well done
April 13, 2007 at 7:00 am
Beautiful contrasts: hair, skin, coat!
April 13, 2007 at 7:05 am
All those colours are just yummy together – and the stark whiteness of his face sets them off to perfection.
Normally I’d be like, oh, he needs to get some Vitamin D but here, pale is interesting.
April 13, 2007 at 8:40 am
What a beautiful young man. Reminds me of Jim Morrison or Brian Jones…also love his 19th century British poet look (think Keats, Shelly). I can’t imagine all NYU students looking like him, and yet it’s a phrase I see throughout the comments to your posts, Sart: “Looks like an NYU student”; “Looks like an East Village/NYU student”. These comments, for me, raise the question: “When is it fashion, and when is it individual expression?” Is fashion individual expression? If, for example, in NYC, NYU students have a common dressing esthetic, then is it (their dress) an individualistic expression of the self, or it is just feeding off of the images they have of each other? And Sart, for those of us outside of the “hip” fashion world, how do we know, how would we know?
Of course, this question is not limited to just NYU students, but rather, all those in the hip, fashionable world.
If you would care to respond, Sart, I would be interested in your response.
April 13, 2007 at 9:09 am
The outfit is intruiging, the hair very flashy and in a mesmerizing colour, but the longer I look at this picture, the more I feel like his face has just been pasted on there. The combination of it all is daring and inspiring, but he lacks the on-camera presence to really pull it off. Or it’s eyemake-up that lacking. Not sure.
April 13, 2007 at 9:31 am
Love the hair (great cut!), the jacket and pants. I like the idea of the brooch but not that particular brooch (looks too cheap). And I love that he’s not addressing the camera.
April 13, 2007 at 10:50 am
I love the jacket. I love the brooch. I like the foulard, the pants, and the colours of all of them work very, very well together. I wish he didn’t have ronald macdonald hair. I bet he’s got a nice dark brown natural colour under there that would make me think he’s cute, instead of thinking he’s kind of gross.
April 13, 2007 at 11:13 am
I actually think his hair/skin tone combo and the way he has his scarf are the most remarkable things about this guy. Maybe the clothing seems fantastic if you aren’t used to shopping in thrift stores or the latest LV bag is on your list, but he is actually just another student with style…he does it well, but the coat/pants are not all that striking if you were an art major.
April 13, 2007 at 11:38 am
I’m surprised by how good I think he looks. I wouldn’t normally like such a dramatic hair colour on a man, but the overall combination is great!
April 13, 2007 at 12:29 pm
Wow. That’s just “a lot.”
The broach is an interesting addition.
April 13, 2007 at 12:31 pm
“You can buy cool clothes, but hair like that, you can’t buy!”
Actually you CAN buy hair like that. I do every few months. :)
April 13, 2007 at 12:43 pm
very MARC JACOBS….LOL
April 13, 2007 at 1:16 pm
That coat looks spookily like one from the women’s trend section in H&M from a few years ago.
April 13, 2007 at 1:21 pm
we need more of this in new york…wonderful
April 13, 2007 at 1:24 pm
For all of those saying this is a classic NYU/East Village style, this guy is actually from Southern California, recently moved to WA DC, and was just visiting his girlfriend in NY. Haha. But if you said he looks cool, it’s true. He is a really cool guy!
April 13, 2007 at 1:26 pm
To me it seems, i dont know,too women-ish
April 13, 2007 at 1:36 pm
not sure how to feel about this one . . . it’s so temporary . . . but somehow it feels charming . . . the pin does the trick
April 13, 2007 at 2:04 pm
Does he wear women’s coat? It looks so awesome. I am a short and slim guy but I still don’t have courage to wear women’s garment.
April 13, 2007 at 2:20 pm
April 13, 2007 at 3:05 pm
Not one of your better posts.
April 13, 2007 at 4:18 pm
Funny…That’s my ex-boyfriend’s bandmate. How ironic for him to show up on the internet all the way across the country (he’s from southern california). And for those drooling over his hair: I’m pretty sure that’s what he does for a living. I also have to say I’ve seen him dressed much better once before.
April 13, 2007 at 4:28 pm
When I first saw this picture, I though of a zombie Raggedy Ann. I think the hair color is fascinating, but the cut is so straggly and unkempt that I can’t appreciate it. And if a guy can get away with a brooch, he can get away with a little, slighly tinted highlighted powder dusted all over his face.
One thing I love about this site is I feel that the photos posted aren’t merely pictures of people who look mentally insane, and as if they haven’t showered in a while, which is what a lot of fashion sites do. I don’t mean to be a snob, but bright colors do not necessarily make for a brilliant fashion statement.
April 13, 2007 at 8:18 pm
Red hair is for those born with it. No one else can pull it off, they always look to be someone desperate to draw attention to themselves. Oddly enough that’s the perception many have of natural red heads. Why one would willingly choose to draw that much attention is a mystery.
But it is true, red hair is extremely gorgeous, you have trouble drawing your eyes away…
April 13, 2007 at 9:27 pm
I hope everyone remembers that these are actual real people and not celebrities (well most aren’t) that seek out the papparazzi. They were asked by SOMEONE ELSE to take their picture for their uniqueness. Not the other way around. They got dressed and expressed themselves. There is way too much petty commentary and it is jealousy, plain and simple. The difference between this cute boy and Mr. Vacca is one of the amazing things that make NYC one of the best street shows in the world.
April 13, 2007 at 11:25 pm
love it–so ziggy stardust-casual!
April 14, 2007 at 1:29 am
haha, it’s true. this man is from southern california. he’s in DC now, so for those of you who live in that area, get your hair cut by him! he’s so amazing!
April 14, 2007 at 2:47 am
His hair kindof matches his pants…now that’s accessorizing for you.
April 14, 2007 at 3:12 am
reminds of eternal sunshine of the spotless mind…kate winslets’ character with the hair and just the whole color scheme. maybe he was inspired?!
April 14, 2007 at 6:13 am
i love pale people with vibrant hair.power to the pale people!
April 14, 2007 at 7:06 am
oh..he’s so bohemien! definitely gorgeous..
April 14, 2007 at 11:26 am
i think he looks really great! the coat, hair, skintone, and scarf… very good. :]
April 14, 2007 at 5:45 pm
this guy cut my hair in Los Angeles — it is growing out quite nicely — a nice fellow, too!
April 14, 2007 at 6:14 pm
Maybe it’s the increased attention, but this blog is taking a negative, self-aggrandizing turn. And the negative comments are completely lacking in originality.
April 14, 2007 at 6:32 pm
This looks like French child colored this in with crayons – the colors are so vivid and at the same time flat. I love this but don’t want to schedule lunch. This is a character, not so much a real person. But still really good.
April 14, 2007 at 6:48 pm
Posters say this lad lives in DC now.
Pow! Just the kicky color that city desperately needs. He’s a saint on a mission of mercy.
April 14, 2007 at 10:29 pm
This right here is why I love New York.
an english girl in new york
April 14, 2007 at 11:09 pm
The hair and the coat! Together!
william d. anderson
April 15, 2007 at 8:27 am
at this point, i’m not sure what else i might add, but i’ll make the effort. i like this post because it does spawn a conversation, more that “love those shoes”…”she’s so great!!”…”nice use of pattern.” not that there’s anything wrong with that. but i was thinking the same as one of the anom’s. when is it good fashion, individual expression, or just regurgitating what you see around you? its a regular art student look. its not special. although he does it well. its like all the goth kids in the 80′s who wanted to be different and all looked the same. or the guys who ride harley’s and all shop at the harley shop. its only interesting in isolation. i do like to see someone taking risks, and doing something really different, even if it offends my sensibilities, but i dont think wearing a ladies jacket is really good fashion. its just a cry for help.
April 15, 2007 at 9:10 am
to Desertwind:True. I’ve seen this type alot in NYC, but I go to DC enough. I don’t think you’ll have trouble spotting him there.
April 15, 2007 at 4:37 pm
I think that there have been three people on this thread who’ve had the decency to be honest: the hair color is ugly. Going outside of natural colors is generally a bad idea–it is inauthentic–and though some folks can pull it off, this guy can’t manage (he’s created an imbalance, where it seems his gravity is pulling him upwards to his shocking hair, which distracts from him as a person).
Now, other than that, his fashion is great. Brooches, on men especially, are underappreciated. In response to one Anonymous, I’d say that this blog is full of people too ready to say that every detail of a photo is fantastic. Sure, the Sart takes great photos of genuinely interesting and fashionable folks, but there’s a point past which “I love this look” just doesn’t cut it, and we have to discuss exactly which points are good and which bad. For example, there was a great post a while back with a man in a brown suit (from Milan, I think) that had some problems with the threadwork near the lapels. Most people agreed that the suit overall was fantastic, but there was an argument about what the cause was of the messiness and what we should think about it as it affected the entire look. With respect for differences of opinion, I’d say that’s exactly the approach that is most profitable. ‘Cause there just isn’t anyone showing up in a photo here who we can’t appreciate *some* aspect of their style, but nor does that mean that we cannot be discerning in what we compliment and what we question.
April 15, 2007 at 5:02 pm
I really, REALLY love this one!
April 15, 2007 at 5:55 pm
In response to Alex 4:37′s comments. You think the color is ugly; others firmly disagree. Overall, I’m inclined to agree with much of what you’re saying about the ridiculous amount of praise seen here, but not when you state your opinion as FACT.
April 15, 2007 at 10:33 pm
The woman’s jacket is forgiveable because it fits him so darn well, but adding the brooch makes the whole look over-the-top “femmy”.
Men who wear clothes that were obviously made for women are in a risky business. I’ve seen it pulled-off impeccably, but this young man is off the mark.
April 16, 2007 at 6:30 am
we could imagine rufus wainwright wearing something similar. he chooses great colors and loves his striped trousers. very nice indeed.
April 16, 2007 at 4:13 pm
I used to see this guy all the time walking around Santa Monica. Can’t forget that hair. I dont really like the jacket though, too femme for my taste.
April 18, 2007 at 3:49 am
love the colors
April 18, 2007 at 11:34 pm
He’s so dreamy. His colors remind me of a creamy cake. I’d ice that cake any day! what a sugar puff hunk!
April 18, 2007 at 11:39 pm
…red hair, white skin, and blue eyes/coat like the colors of our glorious nation. i love a real upstanding american man! god bless him.
April 20, 2007 at 12:48 am
i love the look.
does anyone that know him know what brand of dyes he uses? vibrant reds are just so difficult to find/ manage.
Alice said he was missing eyemakeup. i’ve got similar skin colour (missed out on the true red hair, but a dye bottle fixes that), and yes, we look funny without eye makeup. i try to embrace my apparent lack of lashes/ brows as an aesthetic, because making up every single morning would kill me.
to whoever was worrying about wearing women’s clothes, my partner does and he is not remotely feminine. he’s skinny, and likes a tight, seventies style fit for just about everything. women’s jumpers often fit much nicer. he hasn’t gone as far as jackets or pants, though other not at all feminine men i know have.
April 20, 2007 at 6:29 pm
A bit of a Balenciaga for 2007-2008 look there. I mean the coats from the winter collection. Great blog btw!
April 20, 2007 at 7:44 pm
He looks like a dutch renaissance portrait! Good work, sartorialist.
April 20, 2007 at 9:41 pm
he uses whatever dyes vidal sassoon uses. that’s where he works.
the formula is wella koleston perfect 77/44 and a touch of 0/43.
April 22, 2007 at 1:01 pm
i spotted this guy at a DC fashion event last night (he was doing hair) I had seen him on here a while ago and i thought i was halucinating when he passed by. and he definitely did stand out. in a good way, of course.
April 27, 2007 at 9:53 pm
I just saw this cutie on a reality show about hair stylists…
May 4, 2007 at 1:47 pm
The colors are beautiful! He is also a contestant on that new TLC show about hairstylists, I forget the name
May 9, 2007 at 11:37 am
he’s now on a reality show about hairdressing.
December 20, 2007 at 10:00 pm
I see this guy EVERYWHERE around new york. Usually in the NYU/downtown area.
March 11, 2008 at 3:06 pm
April 4, 2011 at 10:59 am
here ya go!
August 6, 2015 at 5:13 pm
When i saw this, i thought in french revolution