Friday, May 16, 2008

From June GQ….Ivy League Style, Yale


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  1. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 9:44 am

    he is beautiful.

  2. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 9:50 am

    I don’t know is it the picture that makes this man look so great and somehow even mysterious or it’s just his style that makes him a real dream man. Love it!

  3. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 10:00 am

    oh. my. god.

    –catches breath–

  4. Specialward

    May 16, 2008 at 10:19 am

    I hate to admit it but that guy looks infinitely cooler than me. Really great location for this subject too. Looks kind of like a cleaner cut ewan mcgregor

  5. Sophie

    May 16, 2008 at 10:40 am

    hmm attractive …. what’s his phone number ? :)Sophie

  6. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 10:40 am

    Damn cool.

  7. tj

    May 16, 2008 at 10:47 am

    He’s a bit of a throwback to 1967, isn’t he?
    Not in a bad way. In a completely average way.

  8. Princess Poochie

    May 16, 2008 at 10:49 am

    Oh my goodness, I think I just fell in love.

    He is just divine.


  9. ber

    May 16, 2008 at 10:59 am

    since i got my nerd glasses weeks ago, i decided not to wear my contacts anymore… im glad to see a lotta guys doing the same.

  10. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 11:00 am

    Very, very hot.

  11. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 11:04 am

    So Hot and Sexy at the same time, I want to marry him!

  12. tobias

    May 16, 2008 at 11:08 am

    The intense gaze,the eyes,the eye glasses,the look,the pose and the cigarette…,very James Dean!

  13. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 11:16 am

    ahh, those cheecks!

  14. Piper

    May 16, 2008 at 11:22 am

    Did you really snap this photo at Yale? When did students start wearing jackets to class again? Very Ivy League, though, the hair, the glasses, the pose.

  15. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 11:23 am

    love his attitude and the way his clothes go with it

  16. Lorentzo*

    May 16, 2008 at 11:27 am


  17. Melancholy Korean

    May 16, 2008 at 11:35 am

    Lovely. Just lovely. Nice to see standards are still being maintained in New Haven. Drives home what Birmingham wrote a few years ago:

    According to the best possible source – the Social Establishment itself – the most important college, socially, is unquestionably Yale. Princeton has a lot of glamour, but Yale is solider.

  18. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 11:59 am

    is this ripley?

  19. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    i’m in love…. and the background colors work wonderfully.

  20. Jw

    May 16, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    is this a young gordon ramsay?

  21. Carolina Lange

    May 16, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    Amazing look! Great photo!

  22. Becky Dinerstein

    May 16, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    Hi Nic!

  23. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    what! what! i go to school here, this is right out back from our art studios and i stand out there everyday! when did this happen! why wasn’t i there! and who is this person? he’s not an art student…but no matter. he looks great! we’re bringing sexy back at yale!

  24. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    I would love to read sartre with him…

  25. Tess

    May 16, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    He’s fantastic. Great shot, Sart!

  26. Caterina

    May 16, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    He fits definitely my pattern of predation…
    I think his hair does it. The cut and the colour.
    The grey jacket. The age of course.
    Don´t know if he was that cool without the glasses.
    But I´d try to find out about it!

  27. Iheartfashion

    May 16, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    He’s a 21st century Holden Caulfield…brooding rumpled, intelligent-looking. Great shot!

  28. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    He’s a freshman.
    Infinitely cool is right… with glasses or without.

  29. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    Great shot. Good looking kid. The clothes really don’t matter on this one. I think I’m seeing an unbuttoned cuff on jacket, if so, I’m satisfied that it may be more legit than it looks in this particular pose/stance.

  30. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    Great portrait. This charming man… Classic pure style. Love his mischievous glare penetrating from behind those perfect glasses! (A very young) Jason Bateman meets Holden Caufield.


  31. Sam

    May 16, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    Nic, oh Nic, this is a jealous day…calls to mind your words of, “halcyon days of strawberries and summer wine”. This is where they have drifted to.

  32. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    All the prep boys just continue to dress as they did at prep school. That goes on at Princeton, Harvard, Yale and even Columbia. If he’s at Yale he’ll have a backpack somewhere nearby.

    I mean it’s just prep moving through Ivy League. It’s pretty standard.

    Hey, Sart … head on up to Columbia… you know, Morningside Heights, it’s still a part of Manhattan, you’ll find that there as well, just not as often.

    You always wait for us to come to you and well, face it, the preppies just don’t get out that much.

  33. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    awesome jacket. where can i get one like that? how many buttons does that sucker have?

  34. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    I wanna marry this man.

  35. glass half full

    May 16, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    I’d totally pretend to need his class notes!

    I love the way he’s wearing the glasses, and not the other way round, if you know what I mean… I see too many ‘statement’ glasses on men nowadays, and it always seem to: “*uh* lets plan my outfit around my glasses today”

  36. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    ‘Beautiful Mind’

  37. Scott W

    May 16, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    I don’t even care that he smokes.

  38. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    He is my freshman year dream come true. And I went to RISD damn it!
    < < Swoon>>

  39. Tennis

    May 16, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    what an absolutely gorgeous man. wow. can’t stop fawning over him.

  40. Ted

    May 16, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    God. Such fawning admiration.

    Barf. He’s not attractive at all.

    What, are you all on crack?

  41. Katie

    May 16, 2008 at 4:41 pm


    he is teh sex.

    is that a hole above his pocket? it almost looks like there used to be a button there. but that wouldn’t make any sense.

  42. David

    May 16, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    I can’t possibly be the only person that thinks early Corey Feldman when seeing this picture, can I?

  43. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    He is a wonderful example of the confident, sexy, nerdy guy that doesn’t get much play. I mostly see guys working the high water pants, small jacket, glasses nerd-look (Wes Anderson). This is much classier and not forced.

    And the gaze….sigh….

  44. Rachel

    May 16, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    I love this blog but never comment on any of the photos, except this one, wow, took my breath away!

    I definitely wish more guys on campus dressed like this, however being in Cincinnati its very doubtful.

    Absolutely fantastic photo/outfit/attitude/man.

  45. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    Ewan Mcgregor!

  46. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    Cool cat. In a sort of J.D. Salinger kind of way.

  47. Archi

    May 16, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    To sexy. He looks like Ewan Mc Gregor. I like very very much

  48. Caterina

    May 16, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    … and girls ,-please! has anyone of you noticed his beautiful banded collar?
    the ink-blue pocket square?

  49. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    Gotta love the collar on his shirt. And the pocket square…makes the ensemble complete by tying in the color of his jeans.

    The guy is so totally cool yet so completely hot at the same time.

  50. Nate Nead

    May 16, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    What is that? A mix between Jimmy Dean, the Weezer guy and Matt Damon. Nice.

  51. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    he looks like corey feldman circa stand by me (teddy duchamp), all grown up and all dressed up.

    the attitude, the coordinating pocket square.. it’s all there.

  52. Style Slicker

    May 16, 2008 at 7:14 pm




  53. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    Wow, he is gorgeous!! Practically perfect. Does anyone know who he is ?

  54. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    potentially the best guy you have ever posted.

    i would never date a smoker but i’d date this one and then some!

  55. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    If you like this, come to Glasgow! Little more smudged around the edges, but in a good way….

  56. aviewaskew

    May 16, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    carpe diem…WOW

  57. Stephanie

    May 16, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    I’m gonna go with the Holden Caulfield take on this one.

    “The boy himself is at once too simple and too complex for us to make any final comment about him or his story. Perhaps the safest thing we can say about Holden is that he was born in the world not just strongly attracted to beauty but, almost, hopelessly impaled on it.”

    —Original book jacket copy of The Catcher in the Rye, possibly partially written by Salinger (so say wikipedia with a sited source, but I liked the quote all the same).

  58. kookaii

    May 16, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    erm, jason bateman?

  59. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    OMG, he’s SOOO Holden Caldfield!

  60. Beverly

    May 16, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    I heard you spent some time at my school recently…put the Princeton pictures up!!!

    This guy does impress me though.

  61. ma

    May 17, 2008 at 12:12 am

    you should see him on the dance floor…

  62. Anonymous

    May 17, 2008 at 12:54 am

    very bloody sexy

  63. Anonymous

    May 17, 2008 at 12:57 am

    Wow, yes. My first thought was “Corey Feldman lost weight! He’s lookin’ good!”

    But no. The look-alike is attractive though.

  64. Anonymous

    May 17, 2008 at 2:17 am

    oh my god, he’s wearing a jacket
    and glasses! He must be ivy league. So fucking interesting.

  65. Anonymous

    May 17, 2008 at 2:18 am

    I love,I am a fan of, and an undeniable participant of this timeless tradition…true american style!
    peace and love
    fresh to death

    great eyewear, proportion and aesthetic!

  66. onegiantpanda

    May 17, 2008 at 2:19 am

    I want that jacket. There’s something about thread.

    I own a similar one that I pretty much ripped in two one night in a moment of drunken enthusiasm, waving my arms about. Sigh.

  67. Aaalisson

    May 17, 2008 at 2:24 am

    loved this on GQ !
    I wrote a paper about you and your blog for one of my finals !!!

  68. Pratt

    May 17, 2008 at 8:24 am

    Do you guys think that the blazer are made of linen?

  69. Anonymous

    May 17, 2008 at 8:29 am

    You think that jacket are made of linen?

  70. Jack Daniel

    May 17, 2008 at 9:04 am

    A very cool picture. But it´s the cigarette that makes him look cool!

  71. hannah

    May 17, 2008 at 10:29 am

    i was just in that building on wednesday. crazy!

  72. 'ngel

    May 17, 2008 at 11:00 am

    is he the Talented Mr.Ripley?!
    the similarity is uncanny

  73. Anonymous

    May 17, 2008 at 11:41 am

    oh come on..merry me !!

  74. Anonymous

    May 17, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    See… the women really go for this look, rather than the potential-criminal look that usually adorns this blog.

  75. Anonymous

    May 17, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    I love the coat, jeans and glasses. But I have to disagree that this is ivy league style. Ivy league is america’s native aristocrat style, and this guy’s unkempt hair and collarless shirt make it seem like working-man chic. If he combed his hair and put on an oxford-cloth button-down, then I might call it ivy league.

  76. Anonymous

    May 17, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    I am a total sucker for this look. He’s perfect and dead sexy.

  77. Claybel

    May 17, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    Oh god – he is heaven! Did you get his contact details Sart? He looks like a dream! The glasses, the blazer smoking.. I could actually gawp at him all day long – in fact maybe I should never meet him, I might freak him out.

    His style is so beautiful that it is the kind of style I would want to replicate as a woman.

  78. sara

    May 17, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    oh man. i usually can’t stand this type of boy, but everything about this picture is perfect. he does the look well. and that is the best come-hither expression i’ve seen in awhile!

  79. thom

    May 17, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    anyone know the brand for the jacket/glasses?

  80. Adrian

    May 17, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    Parisian Geek chic. It’s all kinds of stylish.

  81. Anonymous

    May 17, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    ever post/publish any of the princeton pics?

  82. Anonymous

    May 17, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    really everyone? i respectfully disagree. a jacket, glasses and a cigarette, he’s clearly first in line for an arcade fire concert or a corey feldman / kd lang look-alike competition.

  83. another anonymous

    May 18, 2008 at 1:32 am

    personally, I think nic’s cuter when he smiles.

  84. ellastica

    May 18, 2008 at 4:14 am

    this look is pure class. nothing about what he’s wearing screams for attention but upon closer inspection his choices are distinct and razor-sharp.
    great jacket. fitted without being too snug or awkward. the fabric has a lightness to it without looking flimsy or cheap. classic but relaxed.
    what’s the name of this type of shirt w/out a collar? always loved these kind of shirts on guys. very sexy.
    the piping sort of detail at the waist of his jacket is a nice touch. also those glasses are fresh. the shape is almost a subtle cat-eye.
    the subtley and lack of flash is what made this look stand out for me.
    great eye as usual!

  85. Anonymous

    May 18, 2008 at 6:10 am

    Another Jason Bateman *swoon*

  86. Anonymous

    May 18, 2008 at 8:43 am

    Does anyone know who makes these glasses?

  87. mr. schemmer

    May 18, 2008 at 9:07 am

    dreamy except for the cigarette.

    when will fashion dispose of the idea that smoking is attractive? i have yet to meet someone who i would consider more beautiful being a smoker. this fellow is just another example. he would appear a lot more confident and sexy (to me) without it.

  88. Anonymous

    May 18, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    Street style bloggers are so partial to Yalies… please visit Cambridge next fall.. . for the 1/20 gem.

  89. Anonymous

    May 18, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    i would marry him

  90. AR

    May 18, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    Great Style !

  91. Suzana

    May 18, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    I love this photo because it looks like his style or what he is wearing was really not on his mind that day, but instead he is the student in deep thought after a tough lecture needing a smoke break wondering what he is going to write for his final thesis.

  92. Anonymous

    May 19, 2008 at 2:00 am

    Indeed – he looks like Matt Damon in The Talented Mr. Ripley.

    He won’t look this good in the future unless he quites smoking, though.

  93. Fashion Tidbits

    May 19, 2008 at 4:10 am

    very good looking! :D

  94. greendressinDUBLIN

    May 19, 2008 at 5:10 am

    i have to admit, most of these comments made me laugh hard.

    i think ted, up top, got it right.

    as for the person who said that this young man does not have the “ivy league look” either you know nothing about the boarding school/ivy league culture or you are just being facetious. if you were going after the joke end of it, well i admit it, you did make me laugh.

    the one thing i would like to see is that we stop dismissing sartorial styles we can’t relate to as being criminal/lame/thugish. i have never seen the sart post even one pic where i thought the man looked like he was going to descend into delinquency.

    if anything, the guys look good natured/sweet/fun or even better yet, as if they could be the life of the party due to their personality. but never, criminal. i might not love the look of this particular sartorial story, but i appreciate the fact that the sart took the time to capture it, reminding me that this style also exist.

  95. U

    May 19, 2008 at 5:31 am

    that man is just dreamy…

  96. Anonymous

    May 19, 2008 at 7:22 am

    The attitude, the coolness, he looks a lot like Ewan McGregor.


  97. I *Heart* You

    May 19, 2008 at 10:35 am

    James Dean meets Dead Poets Society. Brillz.

  98. suzannemarques

    May 19, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    he is delicious! the mussed hair, the attitude, the glasses and the clothing. fantastic

  99. Anonymous

    May 20, 2008 at 1:29 am

    haha, i know this kid… always well-dressed. he’s actually british, not american. i am sure new york will see much more of him in the upcoming years.

  100. infogenium

    May 20, 2008 at 1:45 am

    Obviously no-one else is a fan of the BBC Doctor Who series – this young man is chanelling David Tennant (the Scottish actor playing the current Doctor Who) and doing a fine imitation. Bring it on lads – more like this I say.

  101. pika

    May 20, 2008 at 5:00 am

    @12:30 PM wrote: “the potential-criminal look that usually adorns this blog”

    what the hell???

  102. phoebe

    May 20, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    As good as he looks,
    the jacket is just too tight, he clearly cannot raise his arms and he must be uncomfortable…
    you should be able to move comfortably in your clothes…

  103. Anonymous

    May 21, 2008 at 2:01 am

    Nicolas Niarchos. Pretty cute!

  104. exurban escape

    May 21, 2008 at 9:35 am

    I can never decide if my first instinct would be to break these kind of boys’ glasses or to give them a kiss.

    Both would be flirting though.

  105. Anonymous

    May 21, 2008 at 11:06 am

    why does everyone look infinitely cooler when holding a cigarette?

  106. Anonymous

    May 21, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    Exurban escape: hopefully, he’ll get contact lenses as he’d still need to be able to see you to either flirt back or to back hand you :)

  107. Andrew

    May 22, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    1st impression: combo of ewan M. and Toby M (both scots by heritage, both have better teeth than actual local scots)

    2nd, stronger impression: this guy is the spitting image of the American Beauty film character Ricky Fitz! You know, the kid with the gay dad who dealt pot and made movies? This is him at college.
    I was at Yale (JE ’96) when Rumpus published a beautiful people issue: it proved the truth: hot kids go to Chico State & studying is what ugly people must resort to.

  108. j123

    May 25, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    i would love to understand the excitement about this boy… why does everyone here find him so amazing?

  109. A.

    May 26, 2008 at 1:35 am

    this is how i wish my boyfriend would dress.

  110. amy

    May 27, 2008 at 10:13 am

    oh my god. i get tingly looking at this guy. the glasses, the stare. don’t care if he’s trying too hard, he’s dreamy.

  111. Anonymous

    May 27, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    sorry, this is not ewan mcgregor…
    but michael j. fox, plus and extra special something…
    purrrrr… make him visit berlin!

  112. Anonymous

    May 29, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    thats my boyfrienddd!

  113. Alejandra

    May 31, 2008 at 7:05 pm


  114. Rrriot

    June 3, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    How do you get people to pose for you??
    whenever i ask, they get all awkward and fidgety.
    Good subjects? or maybe you’re just such a talented photographer, lol.

  115. nico1990

    July 10, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    This photo is , by far, my favorite.

    This guy knows himself. The glasses make him smart. The blazer makes him ”chic” , and the cigarette makes him ”artistic”.

    Love it!

  116. iknow

    July 27, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    The glasses are by Yellows Plus

  117. Anouvong

    August 4, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    He looks really great. the whole pose-outfit-cigarette-stained wall look is just fantastic!

    But I’ve seen so many people wearing glasses like that but with non-prescription lenses. Which (I know i sound like a narc)is just plain irritating. The nerd look is turning into poser. And it’s bad for those of us that actually NEED to wear glasses.

    *end rant*


    (L.A Eyeworks do some really great frames for not too expensive)

  118. labonnefille

    August 5, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    Hello, American cool-version of Ewan McGregor. :) I wish more guys dressed like this at my Midwestern liberal arts college. Roadtrip to the Ivies!

  119. Reuxben

    April 22, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Haha–as someone mentioned, this guy is actually British (he’s in one of my classes this semester). Always great style, but most Yalies don’t dress like this, of course.

  120. Anonymous

    April 23, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    This has very good style, just like me…. I think I feel in love. Joking. Nice picture though.

  121. The Anonymous Girl/Woman

    April 22, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    This man is gorgeous. I will track him down I swear to it!

    I saw this in the book "The Sartorialist" and just spent the past 30 minutes looking for this picture online. He's so dreamy, and preppy, and nerdy… awesome

  122. lindayoga

    August 7, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    To be able to capture such beauty at this magic moment, is beyond description of my words. Thank you for sharing your wonderful work.

  123. Kath

    September 6, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    I think I’m in love. He is perfect!

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