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November 14, 2006 at 7:11 pm
The cool stare and cocky hair make me not even notice the clothes.
November 14, 2006 at 7:17 pm
so devilish…Nice!yeah the hair, the cigarette, and the look…all of those are working here to make this guy a killer…
November 14, 2006 at 7:54 pm
Agreed, Sart, but it’s also the look in the face.
Sigh, despite my abhorrence for fags, it actually embellishes the look here.
I’m so ashamed. You shouldn’t be though, this is a great shot and if not for the offending prop, it could grace just about any magazine cover!
November 14, 2006 at 7:55 pm
November 14, 2006 at 8:02 pm
extra hold hairspray or gel!
November 14, 2006 at 8:14 pm
Jeez, that’s brilliant–the way that hair is gelled, unparalleled.
November 14, 2006 at 8:21 pm
that guy is so cool looking it’s virtually criminal. i wonder if he is a model.
November 14, 2006 at 8:40 pm
If I were 15 years younger, that’s how I’d want to dress, too. (Including the hair, sans ciggy) This is SHARP. Too much youth faahion is intentionally sloppy or gimicky, but this rocks in style.
November 14, 2006 at 8:52 pm
its like a standard haircut for guys in asia… he probably got a haircut in hongkong :S
November 14, 2006 at 8:56 pm
November 14, 2006 at 9:10 pm
Wonderful shot, so tonally tight yet also various–for some reason I think of Whistler.
Anyway, the expression, the sinuous earbud cord, taken up by the hair, which is like a ship’s prow, only backwards, and the “nasty” cig and mouth…
…in short, a Composition.
November 14, 2006 at 9:43 pm
Scott, I love that you often devote your posts to portraying the ways in which young, hip Asians dress. I’m sure you don’t do this ‘consciously’ because you look ultimately at how individuals dress, regardless of their ethnicities, but, really, it is such a wonderful surprise to log on to your blog and see some really killer looks on Asians, because fashion magazines and websites here simply aren’t representing the true demographic diversity of this country. Thank you so, so much.
November 14, 2006 at 10:13 pm
what kind of jacket is that?
November 14, 2006 at 10:20 pm
I think its the photo composition itself that makes it so striking, the white collar shirt and the white cigarette, the pale face..against the dark background
November 14, 2006 at 11:01 pm
I envy that man’s hair
November 14, 2006 at 11:05 pm
The hair, yes and the earphone wire that completes the electric look!
November 15, 2006 at 12:06 am
What a beautiful photo – it looks like a modern version of a John Singer Sargent painting.
November 15, 2006 at 12:12 am
he looks scary… didnt even notice his clothes because his stare is so scary i just stared back at him
just a girl
November 15, 2006 at 12:20 am
and he does look like the type of guy you want to stay away from…but really can’t resist!
November 15, 2006 at 12:36 am
come to asia and almost everyone looks like that. although combination with the suit is nice.
now it’s the girl’s turn to be creepy and ask: dearest sartorialist- did you get his number? I think I’m in love. (sigh)
November 15, 2006 at 1:42 am
i’d only focuss on the vestand the way the collar sticks out
i don’t find the head that interesting…
November 15, 2006 at 1:58 am
Awesome! It’ll take too much effort to pinpoint why, but awesome!
November 15, 2006 at 3:46 am
He’s straight out of some anime show…hawt!
November 15, 2006 at 4:41 am
Like a modern little Baudelaire … great!
November 15, 2006 at 5:16 am
November 15, 2006 at 6:26 am
Hugh Jackman in ?????
You can’t do that with squeeky clean hair so all things considered that’s how it’s supposed to look.
November 15, 2006 at 6:46 am
He looks kinda Johnny Depp.
November 15, 2006 at 6:56 am
I wish I could do that!
November 15, 2006 at 8:06 am
This guy is the epoitome of cool. The hair is pure asian. The cigarette makes it. I’m not a fan of smoking myself, but sometimes, just from a visual standpoint, a cigarette can be a good accessorie.
November 15, 2006 at 9:51 am
But how can you ignore the cigarette? It’s all part of his glare! Great shot!
November 15, 2006 at 10:56 am
Oh come on with the disclaimers. Have the strength of your convictions. The look wouldn’t have nearly the impact without the cancer stick. Besides, it’s unllit!
November 15, 2006 at 11:31 am
It would be unwise to discount the cigarette as a fashion statement/icon. Like it or not, it is a powerful image, and part of this look.
The hair is… interesting; I have my doubts about other angles.
November 15, 2006 at 4:41 pm
asian hair is very difficult to deal with. i’m sure this fellow would agree :)
what’s the best place in nyc for a male asian to get his haircut? how about in chicago? anyone?
November 15, 2006 at 10:10 pm
it may be wrong… ok, it is wrong, but i like people posing with cigarettes! he looks so, so, you know what i mean!.
November 15, 2006 at 10:30 pm
What a beauty!!!
November 15, 2006 at 11:39 pm
anon at 4:41 PM: best for asian hair types, in my opinion, is urban roots in chicago. it’s located in chinatown. ask for ray.
November 16, 2006 at 3:39 am
Wow I get this feeling that he is meeting a Yakuza at the corner.
November 16, 2006 at 11:28 am
Even if I drank a gallon of minoxidil I don’t think I could come close to how awesome that hair is.
November 17, 2006 at 6:25 am
im in love
November 17, 2006 at 5:28 pm
wow! so gorgeous! by the way, Vogue Brasil has a report about you and your blog! So nice! congratulation for u!
November 20, 2006 at 1:31 am
migod. I hate smokes, but this photo is just mind-blowing.
Wrt ” come to asia and almost everyone looks like that” – this is so not true. I live and travel in Asia, have never seen anyone with this exact ‘mood’ in conjunction with the great suit with the stand up collar
November 20, 2006 at 10:11 pm
January 10, 2007 at 3:36 pm
i love the fit of that shirt with the jumper!
January 10, 2007 at 3:38 pm
April 25, 2007 at 1:13 am
he just made me want a cigarette. i love how its positioned on his lips…just about to fall off.
March 2, 2009 at 8:10 pm
A beautiful man. Cool hair.
May 12, 2009 at 9:24 am
Randomly picked Nov 2006 and well what do you know? Such a cool, bad ass photo subject … he looks like he’s really wants to punch someone’s daylights out, which is great for the viewer but maybe not so much for the photographer haha
July 30, 2010 at 8:52 am
Amazing photo! I cant help but wonder what he's listening to.