1. Jamie

    September 11, 2009 at 5:02 pm


  2. leyla a.

    September 11, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    my absolute favorite blog of this kind. So glad I found you on Twitter. One of my favorite people to follow. I love and love your work.


  3. Anonymous

    September 11, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    the shoes, especially the way he's wearing them (i believe they're slightly/loosely untied), are fantastic. could those be super-light-blue socks and t-shirt, or do they look that way bc of the lighting?

  4. miss_vogue

    September 11, 2009 at 5:18 pm


  5. Sophie

    September 11, 2009 at 5:20 pm


  6. Soren Lorensen

    September 11, 2009 at 5:23 pm


    i am stunned

  7. Anonymous

    September 11, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Some guys just have it.

  8. beths

    September 11, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    It's the background of this shot looming over and immersing the figure that gets me. A thoughtful choice for 9/11.

  9. najee

    September 11, 2009 at 5:30 pm

  10. Natascha

    September 11, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    sorry, but i have a question. do you ask the people if it's okay for them that you take a picture / or have taken a picture?
    thanks! n

  11. Patrick Ng

    September 11, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    the socks grab my attention!

  12. Anonymous

    September 11, 2009 at 5:50 pm


  13. Clara

    September 11, 2009 at 5:52 pm


  14. A La Mode

    September 11, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    Wow, Love this!

  15. Daphne

    September 11, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    No photo has ever felt more New York. I adore this. If he was facing us something would be lost. Maybe it's the constant waiting on corners for the cars to stop coming, or for a cab to pull over that is such a part of ny life. How often you see someone's back to you at a street corner. I love it. And the flag peeking over his shoulder feels so right on this 9/11 anniversary.

  16. Aleah

    September 11, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    I love those shoes juxtaposed with the grey hoodie…and those tattoos. LOVE IT.

  17. elaina brillantes

    September 11, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    if only we could see the front…i mean, if the back is that fantastic, imagine what the outfit as a whole looks like!

  18. Pedro Herrero, 15.

    September 11, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    Definitely, the thing I like the most from this photographs are those buildings!

    198, Butterfly: Design, Fashion and Architecture:


  19. Anonymous

    September 11, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    i always liked hoodies so i was like ok ok.. then, i scrolled down and BAM! there were the shoes. now, i can give him complete props. he's also a talllll one, great silhouette.

  20. Elena

    September 11, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    I never thought it was a good idea to match such similar colors when pairing pants and a cotton shirt, but he pulls it off well. The hoodie on the inside of the shirt, rather than how most people wear it on the outside, is a nice touch.

  21. The Photodiarist

    September 11, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Yes. This is good. I love the touch of the hoodie.

  22. Regina A

    September 11, 2009 at 7:50 pm


    Follow Follow –>

  23. Mamie Canem

    September 11, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Just great

  24. Nathan

    September 11, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    The New Gap Cords… all blended perfectly!

  25. Marina

    September 11, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    This is so simple. I love the not-trying-too-hard-but-secretly-i-am look… long, right?
    But, I love NYC!

  26. hafuusa

    September 11, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    so amazing and surprising! As I was scrolling down, I was expecting sneakers or something to that effect, but when I saw his shoes I laughed out loud! They were so unexpected, but gives a cool edge to the whole look. Rocker grunge meets your grandfather's closet :) In the nicest way possible of course!

  27. margo

    September 11, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    hmmmm. not so fond of the top half. i just don't like hoodies on adults as street wear (but i do like that he's actually USING the hood). but i love the slim pants, light blue sock, smart shoes.

  28. pretty kitty publishing

    September 11, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    The contrast between this shot featuring the monochromatic tones, the hoodie, the gentle creases, and the gentlemanly footwear is rightfully contrasted with that of the preceding photo of the gent with the braces, the hat and the checked shirt with the striped tie. Both looks speak to me, and yet one is minimalistic and the other idiosyncratic. Well done, mates.

  29. Anonymous

    September 11, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Your book just arrived from Amazon – I love it – thank you.
    My favorite photos in the book as well as on your blog are the ones of ordinary people. While fashion industry insiders dress beautifully and often interestingly, it isn't as exciting for me to see what they are wearing. I crave photos of the people, male or female, young or old, who manage to cobble together a visually interesting outfit out of what they can afford and what they can find in the stores available to them, or perhaps in the back of their closet, or a friend's closet. Sometimes, just a pair of red socks can cheer me up and make me ready to face the day ahead of me.
    Thank you for your passion in sharing your photos.

  30. Anonymous

    September 11, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    This is called a hipster. They're infectious.

  31. HW90

    September 11, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Are you kidding me with this shot? How do you do it? There are so many things about this shot I love. This is art. Beautiful. And touching, subtle and meaningful, especially today.

  32. Anonymous

    September 11, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    I like the way the blue at his hip–a t-shirt?–repeats the blue socks. BluISH socks, actually. I think that they're actually white.

  33. Anonymous

    September 11, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    ugh. really? just another obnoxious hipster.

  34. josh

    September 11, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    cuffed jeans?

  35. metscan

    September 11, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Does anyone else feel as scared as I do, seeing him from behind ? With the hood up and the tattoos, this picture reminds me of the many newspaper pictures I´ve seen of youngish men taken to the court house, men accused of having done some terrible sort of crime; therefore not wanting to show their face. This, or then I just have a hell of an imagination.

  36. Takeshi

    September 11, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    I would change up the pants and the socks, but I love the hoodie and the tats.

  37. Le Veggie Burger

    September 11, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    i love how hes wearing so many peices of clothing, but it just feels like one. Specially love the hoodie under the shirt.

  38. m.edwin

    September 11, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    nicely framed between the two identical complexes and at the intersection of the crosswalk. this is definitely a pleasing shot of the interaction of city and man.

  39. MeMeR

    September 11, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    It is so simple yet perfect..

  40. MeMeR

    September 11, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    It is simple yet so perfect

  41. George

    September 11, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    I would have that shirt in, with a good belt, but that's just me.

    Great use of shoes though!

  42. Logan Wolfe

    September 11, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    Wonderful silhouette, the etymology of this look is interesting. Very contemporary, very c&w, very urban, very socal, very hip.

  43. - le 21ème

    September 12, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Not sure…it looks good….but not very focused. For example, the outfit is very…post-apocalyptic…while at the same time being very tailored and dandy…hmmm….still not sure. Probably makes much more sense in person. If the hood weren't there it'd be much more concise!

    - le 21eme

  44. Erik Poshthuma

    September 12, 2009 at 12:14 am

    I like how his uneven cuffing of the pants.

  45. Lola

    September 12, 2009 at 12:18 am

    Great shot!

  46. Spotted...

    September 12, 2009 at 12:18 am

    you are the man… great shots, hope i can be like you someday

  47. Arlos

    September 12, 2009 at 2:17 am

    So smooth!!

  48. Isapurple

    September 12, 2009 at 2:37 am

    It seems like this man don't fear anything…

  49. tofuscloset

    September 12, 2009 at 2:38 am

    ahhh i love this outfit

  50. Anonymous

    September 12, 2009 at 2:47 am

    nothing special. the hood on the inside only confuses the matter.

  51. FvaD.

    September 12, 2009 at 2:50 am

    Very Newyork-ish.. I <3


  52. Pietman

    September 12, 2009 at 3:14 am

    I don't care for this lad's outfit but I can tell he has the perfect body for clothes.

  53. harsh

    September 12, 2009 at 3:58 am

    How I wish I were him…

  54. Munnir

    September 12, 2009 at 4:21 am

    this is art!!!!
    I love this blog

  55. Fernando

    September 12, 2009 at 4:44 am


    I don´t see any special thing. Another CK clone.

    Only the shoes would say something

  56. saradowle

    September 12, 2009 at 6:00 am

    The combination of the clothes and also the background of your pictures is what I find so fascinating.

  57. Holly

    September 12, 2009 at 7:35 am

    love the socks!

  58. Rabbit

    September 12, 2009 at 7:41 am

    Cool silhouette!

  59. Kiwi

    September 12, 2009 at 7:51 am

  60. ATreasuryof.com

    September 12, 2009 at 8:55 am


    It's like he desperately wants to be seen and yet remain unseen.

    Don't we all?

  61. Anonymous

    September 12, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    i love this photo. from the yellow cabs to the white lines of the road to his tattooed forearms to the American flag.

    bravo sart. you keep me hooked and always impressed.

  62. heath

    September 12, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    well done, i say.

    *note: "hipster" typological reductionism is more of an infectious sociological cliché than being the one standing in accusation.

  63. travelbug

    September 12, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Nice shoes and socks.

  64. Brett J

    September 12, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    This is nice…nice mixing of dressing up signals and dressing down signals

  65. karmapolice

    September 13, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Gray-on-gray never looked so appealing. Like a uniform, and soft yet sleek!

    But I don't think the cuffing of his pants is actually necessary here.

  66. noelakadjtambour

    September 13, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    what a great picture!

  67. Anonymous

    September 14, 2009 at 10:58 am


  68. thomas

    September 14, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    this is NYC…so NYC.

  69. Danielle

    September 14, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    oh my! i love this so much i am with absence of words.

  70. Anonymous

    September 14, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    i hardly ever leave comments on blogs. but this picture carries so much attitude flair – it makes you look at it searching for details and dwelling on it. it is one of my favourite pictures you took.

  71. Anonymous

    September 17, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    I want the shoes. what are they?

  72. Mark

    May 11, 2016 at 10:40 am

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