Really?! I have not dwelt on the scarf but admired his simultaneous ly rough and smooth style, He’s very handsome without looking too self-concerned. I actually find his styling and the always perfect fit of his clothes, (if I am correct in thinking he has appeared on The Sartorialist a few times), quite inspiring: quality and classic items will always look fine.
The lapels on the jacket give it a 70′s vibe. It looks great. The ticket pocket is a nice detail. Gray flannel is classic. I suggest buttoning up one more button on the shirt. It’ looks a bit to “floppy” under the jacket as it is now. The scarf is tied nicely. Loose and informal. Goes with the rest of the outfit. I’d have chosen a bolder color to add some punch. Maybe red?
He’s well-dressed, the scarf and jacket are both very nice, but to me his outfit fails to transcend the sum of its’ parts- I can’t criticize the combinations I just don’t find them particularly inspired. Now on a small technicality, the scarf isn’t tied at all, is it?
This is masculine, chic, and an excellent statement describing the character of the one wearing it. I see a brown belt — I wish I could see his shoes. I love brown shoes with black pants almost as much as I love people who say black and brown don’t mix.
Very Italian kind of dressing although the picture was taken in Paris. By that I mean the ‘ton-sur-ton’ way of dressing ; the shades of blue are just wonderfully mixed together… love his bracelet too …
why the hate for the cigarette? it’s a part of his look and without it he’s not complete. society today in it’s crusade to condemn the cancer stick forgets that those that suffer the ill effects of smoking are not merely smokers, but are smokaholics. drink too much, the liver fails. eat too much, beware of diabetes. smoke too much, get ready for cancer. but please god don’t let the cigarette die, not when it looks like this. his twine bracelet could be moved to the other wrist, for my input.
I love the overall look and the fact that the scarf is sort of just wrapped around his neck in a casual manner is superb. It gives an aire of insouciance to the look – a little modern bohemian. The only thing I am a little put out by is the length of his sleeve – just a tad too short. Another half an inch would have done the job. Adore the balance of colour. Good looking gent too.
1. i disagree on wearing that cellphone in that pocket.
2. scarfing up things works charmingly french. when it’s done as hermÃ¨sque as here it’s even more charming.
3. unfortunately there are no cuffs peeking out. i hope he’s not wearing a shirt with short sleeves.
4. also, the shirt looks a bit tight to me.
5. very intreagued about the shoes. perhaps he is wearing that perfect sort of brown leather ones, which is very fine. but if it was summer, i so much hope he would go for a pair of turquoise alligator tod’s on bare feet (instead of those two bracelets, which i find quite disturbing).
The scarf is great. The smoking is gross. I know that the smoking thing comes up a lot on the comment board, and what I have realized is that (for me) smoking has a devastating effect on sartorial style. I’m not a prude about everything, but I can’t appreciate the scarf because of the presence of the smoking. It really is a style issue for me (in addition to the obvious). If Scott’s images weren’t so sharp, I wouldn’t have to face such clear focus on the cigarette.
I’m studying in Paris right now, and I am constantly amazed at the different ways the French tie their scarves! it’s like they’re born with an innate talent for it… I can never get mine to look as cool as they do
He has a little belly and it is also great, because he isn’t so perfectly slender and still he’s handsome and so good-looking. He’s dressed really super-chic and smart and in the same time easy. Colours are very nice, I love this palette.
what is it with this hatred for cigarettes? let the man have his smoke – he is not killing anyone with it. ESPECIALLY noone who lives on the other side of the world. life itself can be a rather unhealthy business, so for god’s sake stop judging other people for their vices. don’t you have any?
Anonymous 3:44: Smoking causes cancer, emphysema and other serious problems, and not just for this person, but for people around him. You can quit it. I did.
As far as drinking, well you can put the drink down, too. Temperance is a good thing. Alcohol, when abused, leads to a lot of problems, societal as well as medical. What’s responsible for a lot of violence on a personal level in this world? Alcohol
A drink and a smoke ruin an outfit in my book.
My stylish Western girlfriends were walking down the street in Delhi one day, enjoying a puff, and an older Indian man walked by and said, disapprovingly, “Tsk tsk tsk. Smoking and drinking. Smoking and drinking.” I feel like him right now, a Brahmin on a high horse. Sorry, folks. But I stick by my words!
i gave up smoking, too. and i used to smoke a lot. but people who think they are better than others just because they quit are really getting to me. you can decide who to live with, and almost all public places (even over here in europe)are smoke-free. accidently inhaling a whiff of smoke on the street isn’t harming anyone. he’s french, works for a fashion-magazine; it is probably safe to say that holding a fag is in his dna. let it rip!
Even though being a woman (- a restrictive factor?), I tie my scarf like that too! It started when I wore a scarf, made from slippery fabric, which constantly “untied” itself around my neck. So it was easier to just let the ends stay loose like that. But I think it works only with shorter scarves like that and not the longer ones. Just a thought. Should try it out to see whether I am wrong. Continuously loving your memory- and thought provoking pictures :). Merike from Estonia (currently studying in France. By the way, I feel very at home here, enjoying the subtle colors, the elegant details of the clothes the French wear). Salut
i have seen this picture many times,and is one of my favorite sartorialist pictures! the range of colors, the scarf and the best….the cigarrette! that completes the outfit in a very particular way that makes me like it even more.