Wednesday, September 24, 2008

At Prada, Milano


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  1. Anonymous

    September 24, 2008 at 2:51 am

    love it!

  2. Anonymous

    September 24, 2008 at 2:52 am

    I want to marry this men and live in a house with garden.
    He has everything i look for in dream husband. gray shirt,black cardigan and striped trouser!

  3. Tina Frey Designs

    September 24, 2008 at 3:00 am

    This photo is amazing! The lighting makes him look rather angelic. The colors of the outfit are very Prada indeed. I don’t know how you continue to capture such great pictures and moments!

  4. Kit

    September 24, 2008 at 3:07 am

    the lighting is superb!

  5. pretty kitty publishing

    September 24, 2008 at 3:07 am

    Here is an ensemble that is tied together with a theme of softness that is demonstrated in the gentle folds of fabric at the chest and at the thigh. The pinstripes of the trousers pull it together for me. I would love to see this look on men who are in need of an alternative to the sport coat.

    My question to everyone is, what is your opinion of the utility of this look? Is it one that could work in a variety of settings – work, school, social functions?

  6. TheShoeGirl

    September 24, 2008 at 3:08 am

    i love this. another great photo of great style.

  7. KK Lee

    September 24, 2008 at 3:21 am

    yes i remember him…
    he looked very COOL…

  8. Anonymous

    September 24, 2008 at 3:32 am

    Stunning. This photo looks like a painting.

  9. melur

    September 24, 2008 at 3:42 am

    nice pic!
    i like the simple outfit ;)

  10. Maja S

    September 24, 2008 at 3:45 am


  11. sandman_gr

    September 24, 2008 at 4:24 am


  12. Anonymous

    September 24, 2008 at 4:26 am

    I really like his outfit!. I love the pants, and the simplicity in it.

  13. hemoglobin

    September 24, 2008 at 4:31 am

    a truly beautiful composition
    amazing photography s.
    i love the simplistic,dreamy beauty of this image.

  14. Anonymous

    September 24, 2008 at 4:44 am

    He is far more interesting than his attire. Fantastic photo..

  15. Anonymous

    September 24, 2008 at 4:45 am

    wow, great composition.

  16. Carmen

    September 24, 2008 at 4:55 am


  17. izzydore

    September 24, 2008 at 5:02 am

    I wish men’s clothing can be more soft and flowy just like this. Why does traditional formal/business wear have to be so stiff?

  18. -h of candid cool

    September 24, 2008 at 5:16 am

    casually elegant

  19. Anonymous

    September 24, 2008 at 5:39 am


  20. Katrina Martiani

    September 24, 2008 at 6:18 am

    Lovely shot!

  21. Anonymous

    September 24, 2008 at 6:22 am

    clean and simple look… feel comfortable and easy to wear… I love it

  22. suzanne nelson

    September 24, 2008 at 6:39 am

    Brilliant lighting, he is beautiful. There is something ethereal about this photograph. One of your (many) masterpieces , Sart.

  23. Anonymous

    September 24, 2008 at 7:06 am

    coooooool photo

  24. Olviya

    September 24, 2008 at 7:19 am

    He looks so dramatic-ly PRADA!

  25. Isa

    September 24, 2008 at 7:34 am

    Love the way he’s stand !

  26. Kris

    September 24, 2008 at 7:36 am

    The light, the mood, the outfit – everything is wonderful in this picture!

  27. Mira

    September 24, 2008 at 7:36 am

    Not sure why you like the look so much – little bit plain and dull to me – the guy would do with white tee much better. I like the cardigan though – it looks like some nice mixed material

  28. marc

    September 24, 2008 at 7:45 am

    Woah. Superb cardigan, tee and pants.
    Anyone knows the brands?

    The cardi reminds me a Viridi-Anne, but I’m not sure…

  29. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    September 24, 2008 at 8:04 am

    I am going to sound plebeian here, but I bought a similar black silk/cashmere cardi from BR a couple of months ago, and it is truly a versatile piece. I like that everything here is basic, and in muted colors. Sometimes, you dont need a “pop” item. Great look! I wish you would let us in on the lighting secrets for this shot. Jorge from W Palm Beach

  30. Lesley Denford

    September 24, 2008 at 8:04 am

    WOW. That lighting is absolutely incredible – it looks like a renaissance painting. But with more style.

    One of my favourites. Nicely done!

  31. Dan in Richmond

    September 24, 2008 at 8:13 am

    This is something I would easily wear day to day. Nice sweater, I like the simplicity of the tee and the “new classic” black/grey/navy palette. A subdued look, sort of “flying undercover”, but sometimes that’s just what you want, no need to jazz it up. It looks great on him.

  32. Anonymous

    September 24, 2008 at 8:14 am

    this is breathtaking

  33. Anonymous

    September 24, 2008 at 8:18 am

    that is something else, sart. he’s just beautiful.

  34. Anonymous

    September 24, 2008 at 8:21 am

    I love the background. It’s very much like a painting.

  35. eastern-look

    September 24, 2008 at 8:33 am

    Gorgeous, even thoughhis outfit is quite usual, this shot is just brilliant: the light the different grey tones, his expression. One of the best shots (photowise) you ever made.

  36. Anonymous

    September 24, 2008 at 8:34 am

    I like the colours. Also loving the slouch and that hand in the pocket.

  37. Carly

    September 24, 2008 at 9:01 am

    What a portrait!

  38. kokyat

    September 24, 2008 at 9:02 am

    remind me of the architect Rem Koolhaas

  39. Jeremy Lane

    September 24, 2008 at 9:04 am

    That is a really striking image.

  40. Lord Brummel

    September 24, 2008 at 9:15 am

    Very nice picture. And nice look. Thanks Sart

  41. Anonymous

    September 24, 2008 at 9:42 am

    Lordy. I think I’m in love. Wow.

  42. jayson

    September 24, 2008 at 10:05 am

    love the shadows, so mysterious, blue grey and black all mesh…

  43. Scott W

    September 24, 2008 at 10:14 am

    A b s o l u t e l y
    s t u n n i n g .

  44. wesleyrowell

    September 24, 2008 at 10:24 am

    here's the great thing about fashion today…i woke up this morning, had coffee, got dressed, logged on to sart, and realized i was wearing this excact ensemble, except…h&m tuxedo slim cut trousers ($40), american apparel soft grey tee ($18), gap cardigan,
    ($30)…if you're clever about fit it's not hard to pull off the most chic and expensive looks on a budget…thanks sart for being so inspirational!

  45. Anne

    September 24, 2008 at 10:32 am

    This photo reminds me of a Vermeer painting.

  46. Eugénie from Paris

    September 24, 2008 at 10:49 am

    Excellent photo, boring looks

  47. Alf

    September 24, 2008 at 10:56 am

    Fabulous photo and intriguingly chic man! I wonder what he’s thinking…

  48. sjr

    September 24, 2008 at 11:25 am

    what’s that in his hand?
    very gorgeous photo.

  49. Kate G.

    September 24, 2008 at 11:27 am

    Interesting shot, Mr. S. It reminds me of Bill Viola’s slo-mo video work in the way the face is partially eclipsed in shadow and a line of tension runs from the neck to the right hand, a signal that if we wait the subject will actual turn to us. The clothes are perfect for this moment.

  50. lintmag

    September 24, 2008 at 11:31 am

    Wow! John Singer Sargentorialist!

  51. Adlai

    September 24, 2008 at 11:35 am


  52. Anonymous

    September 24, 2008 at 11:58 am

    Nice combination. Now that just gave me an idea on how to wear my black cardigan.

  53. ayşo

    September 24, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    as a picture, i can only say cool!

  54. georgia

    September 24, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    I’m a girl, but this photo is exactly what I think a perfect fall look should be, no matter what sex you are. It’s nice to have a second-glance theme rather than a purposely outrageous, stuck in 2008 trend-driven “wacky” look. I love a wack, but a genuine one is so difficult to come by! This man: attention to trend, most likely, but not an object of it. I wonder what he is wearing on his feet, though, because I have a hard time pairing pinstripe pants with interesting shoes. Cheers and magnificent shot!

  55. Anonymous

    September 24, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    What a lovely, lovely portrait!

  56. The Storialist

    September 24, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    That lighting is stunning. Is he in a black hallway?

    I love the simplicity of this outfit.

  57. skinnyGLASSESgirl

    September 24, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    va-va-va-voom! WOW so handsome.. There are no guys with good fashion senses in Phoenix!

  58. Anonymous

    September 24, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    Johannes Vemeer… in 2008 …

  59. vasko

    September 24, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    beautiful, beautiful shoot!

  60. Catherine

    September 24, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    Hot. This is one of my favorite looks ever on this blog. Understated and casual but undeniably stylish.

  61. Mycho

    September 24, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    C’est la classe. Really like it.

  62. josh y lola

    September 24, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    I like black and grey, light and shadows

  63. needfulfriendsundkoboldkinder

    September 24, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    foto, light, prada…everything is stunning


  64. xie

    September 24, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    i love this! every man should dress like this… they can’t go wrong.

  65. Johanne

    September 24, 2008 at 4:33 pm


  66. Anonymous

    September 24, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    I want him . . . .

  67. Anonymous

    September 24, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    I loved how at first glance the pants appear to be just a solid color but when you go to the closeup, you’re pleasantly surprised that there is a striped pattern. Just that subtle addition makes the photo very beautiful

  68. Anonymous

    September 24, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    Really cool combination of clothes and great photo. Thanks, Sart. I´m definetly ripping off his look.

  69. The Life and Times of a Southern Observer

    September 24, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    So simple! Elegant Timeless

  70. La Condesa

    September 24, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    Great picture!
    Loads of retouching of is it as it was?

  71. Anonymous

    September 24, 2008 at 6:54 pm


  72. Josefina

    September 24, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    Elegant, distinguish,timeless..he does look like Koolhaas, he’s for sure an architect or a sculptor, whatever he does he’s good at it, I can tell.

  73. Carolyn

    September 24, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    Great! I really like all the navy and charcoal-tinted images that have been posted on this blog in the past week.

  74. La Clocharde

    September 24, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    I love this photo.
    That amazing light! (and those amazing shadows)…

    It’s magnetic…I couldn’t stop looking at it.

  75. anne

    September 24, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    I love his face, but what’s he got on his feet?

  76. monique

    September 24, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    What a lovely shot, Sart. Such perfect lighting. The man is elegant and interesting looking.

    I think to really appreciate the ensemble one must enlarge it. The pieces are quite simple but fine. Wonderful fabrics, draping beautifully. The pants have a bit of texture that may in fact be a stripe.

    I would wear this without a second thought.

  77. schill706

    September 24, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    the lighting in this photo is absolutely spectacular and paired with the simpleness of his outfit (sweater, t-shirt and dark jeans)…it is classic and age-less


    September 24, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    I didn’t know Carl Barron was modelling for Prada.

  79. southerngentinL.A.

    September 24, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    Simple and elegant. Well done.

  80. Anonymous

    September 24, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    Great composition, love the light on his head, face and hand. Well done.

    The cardigan has a nice drape and the manner he has chosen to button it compliments the relaxed mode. Consider how this piece could be used in a more formal ensemble (fastening more buttons for more structure) and you’ll see how versatile this piece is.

    Wesleyrowell hits the nail on the head: it is not the brands that make the look, but the manner in which you put the pieces together to create inspired style.

  81. Anonymous

    September 24, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    i agree the photo is great but the outfit doesn’t do anything for me. prada schamda!

  82. Starck Mad

    September 25, 2008 at 12:31 am

    There’s just a wonderful relaxed ‘uniform’ look to this……I can’t explain it. It’s a beautiful photo, and the clothes just ‘look at home’ in Florence OR in North Korea. A relaxed, yet commanding global look that’s ‘sweet’ but mildly sinister.

  83. Anonymous

    September 25, 2008 at 12:36 am

    great composition. i love the fit of the trousers with the looseness of the grey shirt and then the cardigan. lovely!

  84. John Christopher

    September 25, 2008 at 12:40 am

    This is an unbelievable shot, man. Great work.

  85. XAVS

    September 25, 2008 at 3:40 am

    Cool photo…Like the stilysm…absolutely! Sporty chic…neat!

  86. Tigress

    September 25, 2008 at 3:58 am

    “My question to everyone is, what is your opinion of the utility of this look? Is it one that could work in a variety of settings – work, school, social functions?”

    You ask that like every workplace or social function is the same… I’d say this’ll do for any man at a wine bar, but not to a cocktail party. Similarly some workplaces are more strict than others about dress. I would hope no one would show up wearing a slouchy t-shirt and cardigan combination to a suit-and-tie office. The rules are allowed to be bent into pretzels from within, but really shouldn’t be broken, at least when it concerns a career. :(


    September 25, 2008 at 5:20 am

    Wow! I’ve been reading The Sartorialist for ages (and adore it) and although have been tempted to comment a few times, never have until now. This photo has got such an amazing sense of peace and calm, and yet is such a strong image too. Whatever that light is, it looks like the edge of heaven. Wow.

  88. CJ

    September 25, 2008 at 6:01 am

    So comfy and elegant. And it does what good clothes should do; it enhances the personality of the one who wears them.

  89. Anonymous

    September 25, 2008 at 8:55 am

    love the picture
    it’s incredible how you can capture the different shades of grey and the quality of the fabrics
    has zegna contacted you yet?

  90. Lady Guedes

    September 25, 2008 at 10:09 am

    What a wonderful photo!

  91. Anonymous

    September 25, 2008 at 10:55 am

    My beautiful brother ;-)
    Love him

  92. Heather

    September 25, 2008 at 11:20 am

    Amazing light. Great shot.

  93. cami falcão

    September 25, 2008 at 11:40 am

    wow! good pic!!
    a handsome man with great taste, perfect.

  94. yvan

    September 25, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    Photo magnifique ! Avec une belle lumière et surtout un beau sujet…
    Sacré toi !!!!

  95. Anonymous

    September 25, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    Mira adding a white tee to this outfit would take away from the chicness completely. There is absolutely nothing dull about his outfit at all.

  96. Anonymous

    September 25, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    This is cool, man, what I live to look like.

  97. Anonymous

    September 25, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    I love his attitude and style. Hey Handsome, give me a call, I’m single! x

  98. Anonymous

    September 25, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    elegant guardian angel!

  99. adastra

    September 25, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    this is great. do you shoot much film? i like your style and so many of your shots would look stellar on film.

  100. Anonymous

    September 26, 2008 at 8:04 am

    what a fabulous photo (oh yeah, I like the man & his clothes too).

  101. Jessie77

    September 26, 2008 at 11:50 am

    this is an amazing image!

  102. Anonymous

    September 26, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    Great pic, but nobody has yet commented on the first thing that caught my eye — what I can only assume is a pack of smokes in the pocket of the cardigan. I don’t think I’ve ever seen cardigan pockets used like this. To me this is what really defines the image: he’s a man that *uses* his beautiful clothes. This is true style.

  103. Anonymous

    September 27, 2008 at 5:56 am

    what a cool,,

  104. Anonymous

    September 27, 2008 at 5:59 am

    His name is Yannick Angelloz and he’s a communications director in the Prada group, MiuMiu I believe. So for all of you losing your minds, he’s most likely wearing Prada.

  105. Anonymous

    September 27, 2008 at 6:59 am

    So this is how grey can scream “quality” and grey-blue combined whisper “personality”. Thanks you.

  106. pearlescent

    September 28, 2008 at 12:14 am

    Beautiful picture!!

  107. Gigi

    September 30, 2008 at 12:30 am

    Hable Con Ella

  108. Anonymous

    September 30, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    I think the picture in itself is absolutely stunning, the light and frame is so good. but i don’t think the outfit deserves that much appraisal. it’s totally ordinary, i wear stuff like all the time and I’m not on this blog. but again, if you concentrate purely on the shot, it’s great. The outfit: quite generic.

  109. Anonymous

    September 30, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    beautify shot!
    it has such a subtle warmth

  110. Luisa

    October 2, 2008 at 1:08 pm


  111. Anonymous

    October 2, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    What a beautiful photograph.

  112. Piero

    October 3, 2008 at 5:27 pm


  113. BritnLind

    October 9, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    Beautiful photo

  114. ⚡

    October 9, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    One of the sartorialist’s finest photographs.

  115. Jacobo de Fortabat

    October 11, 2008 at 4:26 am

    Beautifull photo which prove how easy can be the authentic elegance and style: a simplicity almost religious. He reminds me the priest professor who educated me.

  116. Anonymous

    October 12, 2008 at 5:30 am

    I agree that a white tee would make this look completely plebeian. I also agee that this man loks remarkably like Rewn Koolhaas. Great shot of chic man, whoever he may be.

  117. star.dust

    November 18, 2008 at 4:40 am

    Very charming.

  118. the blue horn

    May 12, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Wonderful shot. Photography, clothes and the subject, it all works.

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