Saturday, February 18, 2006

French American

I could be wrong but this really looks like a French take on American classics. If you click on the photo to enlarge it, notice this is another young guy wearing a tie bar. I smell a trend.


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  1. F.A.

    February 18, 2006 at 1:39 pm

    what a dandy!

  2. Anonymous

    February 18, 2006 at 5:01 pm

    nice pose, I guess…..

  3. Anonymous

    February 18, 2006 at 5:42 pm

    how do we know he’s wearing a tie bar? are we to have x-ray vision?

  4. Anonymous

    February 18, 2006 at 5:59 pm

    I do not know what you smoke, but I want some of it. This guy looks like a guy in BD shirt and tie with a B-3 Sheepskin Bomber Jacket.
    I am French and American, so keep the ridiculous prejudice fashionista BS for yourself. Merci

  5. Jenny

    February 18, 2006 at 6:14 pm

    Just stumbled on your blog–what great work you have! Love the candid shots and you have great commentary on men’s fashion. I am really enjoying it!

  6. The Sartorialist

    February 18, 2006 at 7:41 pm

    First of all I am not given you any of my smoke(margaritas actually)
    and secondly it is my blog so I can make any crazy comment I want. (Sorry, that’s the margarita talking)

    Besides why is it bad that I think it might be French American? I think it is great, so get off my ass! ( Sorry, margaritas talking again)

    I know he is wear ing a tie bar b/c if you click on the picture you can see it.

  7. Anonymous

    February 18, 2006 at 11:23 pm

    This guy is French, not American at all; he’s the manager of the RL Paris store.

    Also, that’s not a tie bar, it’s a saftey pin.

    You should have gotten a full shot to capture the croc loafers he was wearing.

  8. The Sartorialist

    February 18, 2006 at 11:33 pm

    That is exactly my point, this gentleman is putting a French twist on American classics. I was not trying to imply what specific nationality he was.

    Even if it is a safety pin it has been a while since i have seen anything like that on young cool guys.

  9. Anonymous

    February 18, 2006 at 11:36 pm

    sartorialist. i read you obsessively. you seem to have some negative feedback today. that’s ridiculous. you are doing the internet a service with your site. love your beautiful photos, and your detailed information. i have never been jealous of men’s fashion until now…

  10. Anonymous

    February 19, 2006 at 3:15 am

    I want a jacket like that, but in black. Man, that’s one rockin’ biker jacket.

  11. Anonymous

    February 19, 2006 at 11:47 am

    Sartorialist I too was bored by mens fashion until you showed me the way. Thank you!

  12. emeeul

    February 20, 2006 at 10:28 am

    Yeah, I think that may indeed be from RL, a largish safety-pin looking thing in sterling silver (plated?). I bought one after seeing it on a mannequin last year. Everyone asks why. I like it.

  13. mwilson

    February 20, 2006 at 8:11 pm

    One of the best looks I’ve seen!
    Thank you, Sartorialist for showing such fabulous people! Bravo!

  14. Anonymous

    February 21, 2006 at 9:35 pm

    Hot shit…’Nuff said.

  15. Daniel

    February 22, 2006 at 7:24 pm

    it’s actually called a pin-bar. if it is a trend, we have jussara lee to thank. she was doing custom shirts with pin-bars for men and women six seasons ago. with round collars, tab collars, playing with cuffs, etc. you would love it! like bowie said, it’s no use being more than 20 minutes ahead of your time!

    kudos on the margaritas!

  16. David, Paris

    July 15, 2006 at 3:40 am

    Mr. Sartorialist!
    Could you help me with this,
    I’m hoping to find some kind of “De battre mon coeur sÂŽest arrĂȘtĂ©” sensibility. With leather jackets ties and white shirts, to create the look well described as a “french take on an american classic”.
    The difference perhaps being that I want the french take on the more punk leather jacket look. I want the Romain Duris look in “De battre..”, but maybe a little more overwrought (for lack of a better word, god… )

    This is a great look, but not seen much. Possibly because of how difficult it can be to love the French. As for me however, I have nothing but love. And being European, I will probably end up interpreting american culture somehow anyway, so why not do it with a charming french accent?

  17. Mai

    August 20, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    i'm french and i can say french guy arent as good as him; the look is too perfect, he must be british.

  18. toohotfortv

    August 28, 2011 at 10:03 am

    I think the confusion came from calling his collar pin or tie-pin a “tie bar” which, would sit much lower to sight. I knew what you were referring to though ;) Anyway, great site.

  19. TM

    October 11, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Very POLO…

  20. Wendy Carlos Williams

    April 19, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    He’s a modern Johnny Hallyday! (joke)

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