1. the patriarch

    October 18, 2006 at 10:32 am

    He pulls off this very unique look very well.

  2. deneuver

    October 18, 2006 at 10:39 am

    So charming – on that Billy Elliott level with those leggings!

  3. Anonymous

    October 18, 2006 at 10:39 am

    Uhhh, no.

  4. vintagent

    October 18, 2006 at 10:46 am

    What a cheeky outfit – like mum going shopping in her curlers. Are those checked leggings? What a character! Sar, you have captured someone, and your pix keep getting better.

  5. missdannielle

    October 18, 2006 at 10:49 am

    honey *love* the shoes… but the attitude…. darling leave it at home!!

  6. Maria

    October 18, 2006 at 11:11 am

    I love it, specially his attitude.
    But for some reason I think that guy works as a butcher… a very cool one.

  7. Butch

    October 18, 2006 at 11:15 am

    Delightfully epicene….

  8. Anonymous

    October 18, 2006 at 11:39 am

    Sorry, but that is just wrong. Unless he is a male figure skater coming from practice…I’m missing the appeal of this look. The skinny 80′s style pants just don’t do it for me.

  9. Anonymous

    October 18, 2006 at 12:54 pm

    leggings? is that alright? A Man should not wear leggings. He should leave that for his girlfriend. Nice coat by the way.

  10. Laurent

    October 18, 2006 at 12:56 pm

    An interesting look to see on the streets.

  11. Ana

    October 18, 2006 at 1:09 pm

    That is SO London! Darn I miss that city!

  12. OrganicVogue

    October 18, 2006 at 1:34 pm


  13. Alice Olive

    October 18, 2006 at 1:51 pm

    I agree with Maria. He’s a butcher! Or a chef…

    (Stripes/checks get so stereotyped!)

  14. Anonymous

    October 18, 2006 at 2:56 pm

    Here’s hoping he doesn’t come to the States where he might get his skinny lil rear end mocked for seriously wearing that outfit.

  15. Anonymous

    October 18, 2006 at 3:23 pm

    when did looking gay”er” become fashionable…

  16. Brad

    October 18, 2006 at 3:51 pm

    it’s a shame that good looking men must waste their talent on leggings.

  17. gobsmack'd

    October 18, 2006 at 3:56 pm

    Quelle courage, mon brave! If asked, I am sure he’ll say “Just havin’ a larf, innit?”

  18. Claire

    October 18, 2006 at 3:57 pm

    sartorialist, i think you should start a feature where you post one joke photo a week and your readers have to guess which you posted in jest.

  19. dolceaddict

    October 18, 2006 at 4:45 pm

    this is disgusting…..urgh

  20. Anonymous

    October 18, 2006 at 5:41 pm

    yoga teacher? ballet dancer? butcher? whatever … it really is SO London, as Ana said…

  21. Sunny Bunny

    October 18, 2006 at 5:42 pm

    This outfit is soo wonderfully gay.. I wish I could pull this off. Haha.. soo kistchy, so tongue in cheek.. so cool! Bravo!

  22. Carlene

    October 18, 2006 at 6:09 pm

    I usually try to make only positive comments, but this…I liked leggings up to this point, I really did, I even have 3 pair. Now I’m not so sure. Whereas many of your photos inspire, this just inspires (in me) a leggings backlash. I pray you caught him leaving a rehearsal for the revival of A Chorus Line.

    And that he’s wearing a dance belt.

    And that he leaves the coat on.

  23. a.

    October 18, 2006 at 6:18 pm

    “a man should not wear leggings”…. “when did looking gay”er” become fashionable”….

    my question is, when did we get to be so restrictive about what constitutes good style? i find the first comment disappointing, as this is a style blog that’s most interesting when we see unexpected things that people are able to pull off successfully; i find the second comment absolutely disturbing because it’s homophobic! there’s really not much more to say on that, is there?

    i do love this outfit.

  24. Anonymous

    October 18, 2006 at 6:46 pm

    Is that a dude?

  25. *The Dreamer*

    October 18, 2006 at 7:01 pm

    somwhow the leggings dont look as good on guys!

  26. Fnarf

    October 18, 2006 at 7:20 pm

    Leggings: no. Not for guys, not for girls, not under shorts or a shirt or a skirt or a dress or another pair of pants or anything. Ugh. Unless you’re a ballet dancer on the way home from practice.

  27. blix

    October 18, 2006 at 7:31 pm

    to his right the sign says “caterpil…”

    to his left a pillar–a lamppost–completes the word.

    a visual poem certainly.

    he is both more and less than his outfit lets on. diane arbus said that a photograph is a mystery about a mystery.

    those shoes. there’s a kind of delicate air about him, the cigarette.

  28. Jason Hahn

    October 18, 2006 at 7:37 pm

    OK, it must be cause I’m from the sticks, but I don’t get this look at all. Well, to be more accurate, I’m not sure I know what it’s doing on this blog in the first place. We want more sunny Mademoiselle Alt shots!

  29. Kathleen

    October 18, 2006 at 7:44 pm

    Oooooh, noooooo. This one’s just a little to sure of himself to approach cute – or better, quirky.

  30. gerald

    October 18, 2006 at 7:54 pm

    agreed. very london, and might i add, very soho…both london & nyc ^_^

    well done.

  31. Anonymous

    October 18, 2006 at 7:56 pm

    i love how you capture a personality through a photograph. his attitude is charming….i want to see how many guys could pull this off.

  32. Roflo Lauren

    October 18, 2006 at 8:16 pm

    This is hilarious.

  33. Zoe Fisher

    October 18, 2006 at 9:55 pm

    I think he may be the only one who can pull it off.

  34. Anonymous

    October 19, 2006 at 12:20 am

    Oh my…if my boyfriend wore this…I’d…nevermind.

    It’s fun though, I must say. I mean, if everyone wore the same style or kind of outfit, it’s definitely gonna get boring. This guy’s just breaking the mold of what the fashion industry considers hot. He’s just being naughty, I think…and he probably doesn’t really care.

  35. Lit

    October 19, 2006 at 2:06 am

    You know, intially I thought huh?! But on a second and third look, I must say I find this look quite charming, I suppose is the only word I can use. It is such a good thing that fashion is not stagnant and people can experiment with differenet looks and just for that, I say bravo to him. As for the negative comments, you have to be more open-minded, fashion is about fun and even quirkiness. Quite honestly I’m surprised by how many negative comments there are, this blog is normally full of people who commend individuality and difference from the run-of-the mill. The only problem with people from ‘the sticks’ as another commentator said is that they tend to be ignorant, and that is never cool! Vive la difference once again!

  36. Anonymous

    October 19, 2006 at 9:46 am

    well…my opinion has nothing to do with him looking gay, though he does, or looking cocky, though he does…it is just an awful outfit. it is not ‘fashion-forward’, it is not ‘up-and-coming’ and if it IS, then what direction are we heading in? Its one thing to put a girl in a suit jacket with a tie, its another thing completely to put a man in ballet tights and call him brilliant.

  37. Anonymous

    October 19, 2006 at 9:55 am

    Oh Sart,
    how I love your stuff. Blix you gave me a luverly laugh :-)

    First of many posts although I’ve been lurking for weeks. Keep up the great work, Sart.


  38. sandman_gr

    October 19, 2006 at 9:59 am

    although I would never wear this or have my bf wear it, he looks charming in a weird way… typical of Soho though.

  39. Anonymous

    October 19, 2006 at 10:04 am

    i’m sure he’s dressed more stylish than all those who post negative comments. It’s a shame so many people aren’t open minded & immediately shoot down those who are ‘different’. It’s disgraceful actually. i’m so glad i live in a city where individuality is cherished – not ridiculed.

  40. The Sartorialist

    October 19, 2006 at 10:04 am

    For Anon 9:46 am
    I don’t remember calling him “brilliant” I do think he exudes a great personal style which is what I really respect. I also love the fact that the post right above him is a guy at the opposite end of the menswear – very traditional and yet very hip.

    I think one style can only be interesting if there are otherstyles to contrast against it. That makes life fun.

  41. Anonymous

    October 19, 2006 at 10:28 am

    Good style sometimes is how little no-nos suddenly turn into a YES!!!

  42. Zaydoun

    October 19, 2006 at 4:39 pm

    Love the trench… hate the leggings

  43. Jessica

    October 19, 2006 at 5:29 pm


  44. Anonymous

    October 20, 2006 at 1:39 am

    He looks English medieval (except for the sneakers and cigarette). Great stance and great personality. Interesting to see how this photo and the posts about it start to reveal the edge of social acceptability. Is that what Fashion deals with? Or is it more interested in conformity? Maybe it’s just a point of tension between the two.

  45. Pata

    October 20, 2006 at 3:49 pm

    It’s a YES to me , he looks fun and interesting , If i saw him at a party i would try to make conversation with him , much more than with the very elegant gentleman in the post above him.


  46. Anonymous

    October 20, 2006 at 10:23 pm

    I love the attitude. That’s more important to me than anything else, leggings or no leggings (what’s wrong with leggings? Just because a lot of people don’t look good in them it doesn’t mean it doesn’t look good for other people who do.).

    He is probably a lot more interesting than those with the negative comments combined.

  47. Sharpi

    October 21, 2006 at 12:27 pm

    I think some younger guys can actually pull off leggings–but not like this.
    Black, where they look almost like skinny jeans would be the only possible way, and they’d have to have a very androgynous look.

  48. Kirsi

    October 22, 2006 at 2:52 pm

    too cute to be true

  49. Anonymous

    October 23, 2006 at 1:33 pm


  50. Anonymous

    November 16, 2006 at 4:31 am

    the bag is a shopping bag you get at a big German drugstore. it has a goethe-quote on it, though i don’t remember what it says.

  51. Anonymous

    December 4, 2006 at 4:41 am

    tzskthe may look fashionable…

    but the leggings dont look good on guys!

    sorry dude

  52. Henry

    December 11, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Why are americans so scared of his leggings? They should probably stick to what they know…like hamburguers and all that stuff.

  53. Little Nicolas

    May 12, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Personally, i think it’s just effeminate, nice & original; don’t know if americans are afraid; but he’d be unfortunately mocked by young fools in the place i live near of Paris; Anyway, i like his look once Again.

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