Tuesday, December 18, 2007

January GQ preview

My upcoming January page for GQ my be my favorite so far.

Focusing on cool young guys in New York City the selection is a really cool cross-section of young style.

One of the guys I found at Washington Square Park is named Milwaukee and is one of my favorite shots in a while.


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  1. Carolina Lange

    December 18, 2007 at 10:10 am

    Wow! Amazing look! Love everithing about this photo!

  2. whyioughtta

    December 18, 2007 at 10:31 am

    I really like what he’s wearing…there’s something so Canadian about this look…the plaid shirt under the rustic, homey sweater under the army jacket with the essential warm scarf (he’s missing his toque and gloves, though). But the real magic of this photo is, as happens so often in your pics, the fabulous way you’ve captured light and the contrast of the extreme clarity of foreground versus deep background. Gorgeous image.

  3. Jack Daniel

    December 18, 2007 at 10:49 am

    Milwaukee is probably a painter or an Art School student because of the stains on his jacket.

    Nice shot!

  4. Mathilde

    December 18, 2007 at 11:43 am

    Love the light in your shots, especially that one !

  5. Lynn & Horst

    December 18, 2007 at 11:58 am

    just beautiful!

    more more more!

  6. McTickle

    December 18, 2007 at 12:08 pm

    Hello Wisconsin!

  7. Anonymous

    December 18, 2007 at 12:14 pm

    With a pout like that he deserves to have such an an unusual name! Great lighting and cool scarf and sweater xx

  8. Laguna Beach Trad

    December 18, 2007 at 12:19 pm

    Nice shot, Sart. Love this young gentleman’s plaid shirt, jeans, and haircut. That you found him in Washington Square park and his name is ‘Milwaukee,’ is not surprising. Nice.

  9. Anonymous

    December 18, 2007 at 12:27 pm

    seriously if you cover his face this is a look of a bum. i must say the face and attitude can dramatically change the mood of an outfit. we ugly people just gotta work harder.

  10. wear palettes

    December 18, 2007 at 12:28 pm

    i can’t really define the color of his scarf

  11. morty

    December 18, 2007 at 12:50 pm

    His outfit looks sloppy and in a very intended way,which I don´t like.That´s about all I have to say for now.

  12. Butch

    December 18, 2007 at 1:08 pm

    Gotta say I find his outfit pretty generic–though I do like the paint-decorated jacket.

    And what are those tiny x’s on it? “Creative” buttonholes?

  13. Paul Pincus

    December 18, 2007 at 1:17 pm

    This is a great shot…but I must admit I’m a little distracted by all of Milwaukee’s youth and beauty!

    That said, I think this image has a certain power…he looks as if he feels invincible. It’s that fantastic elation, that feeling that anything is possible, that young men and young women often experience living in New York City…the high you get walking around NYC is the ultimate tonic!


  14. Anonymous

    December 18, 2007 at 1:17 pm

    not impressed

  15. Anonymous

    December 18, 2007 at 2:01 pm

    you have a wonderful way of putting together the person and the city space as though they are in harmony. THe person seems to emerge from the environment but somehow to be part of it at the same time. I love your site.

  16. D'orge

    December 18, 2007 at 2:04 pm

    His NAME is Milwaukee? That’s the best thing I’ve ever heard.

  17. Anonymous

    December 18, 2007 at 2:10 pm

    The color of that scarf is unbelievable.

  18. hannah

    December 18, 2007 at 2:18 pm

    he looks like a german soap opera star

  19. Overpriced Designer Man Bag

    December 18, 2007 at 2:20 pm

    Love the look!

  20. Anonymous

    December 18, 2007 at 2:25 pm

    Love his hair, reminds me of a french man. Also like the “Wines-Liquors” sign in the background. The whole set up of this shot is amazing. How do you do it? How do you conceive setting him with a wall that leads your eye from left to right, bringing together the blue sky with his yellow and blue accents (not to mention all of the brown tones). You are good advertising for New York, especially during a time when they are looking to bring (gasp) even more people into the city.

  21. Jere

    December 18, 2007 at 2:37 pm

    Whyioughtta, you’re not alone. As soon as I saw what he was wearing, I totally thought “Very Canadian”. Love this look!

  22. Anonymous

    December 18, 2007 at 2:39 pm

    Sart, I’ve been well enough convinced of the appeal of trousers that acknowledge the waist through your previous postings. That said, something seems off with the proportions of this young fellow, a fact exaggerated by his scarf and slouching jacket. Though I’m curious how the look played out when full bodied.

  23. tamlee

    December 18, 2007 at 2:40 pm

    the length of all of the cuffs are perfect.

    if i were a boy, i’d dress like him. wait, even as a girl i would dress like him.

  24. struglas

    December 18, 2007 at 3:00 pm

    the flowers and the liquor store sign frame this shot perfectly.

  25. Kati

    December 18, 2007 at 3:05 pm

    Nice cheekbones. And the sweater and shirt combo looks cozy. Again, excellent photo work with the blurred background–and the flowers somehow go with the outfit?? Nice.

  26. Dhon Jason

    December 18, 2007 at 3:26 pm

    I agree with Jack Daniel, maybe a painter. love the paint splat details on his jacket, And how the light falls on his jaw. Amazing shot!

  27. Kimmaay

    December 18, 2007 at 3:28 pm

    I agree, an excellent shot.

    Reminds me of Courtney Taylor-Taylor from the Dandy Warhols.

  28. SCW

    December 18, 2007 at 4:03 pm

    What type of footwear would accompany an outfit such as this?

  29. Anonymous

    December 18, 2007 at 4:12 pm

    i feel like every guy in portland, oregon dresses like this. which is definately not a bad thing.

    i would just like to say that my favourite thing about this photo is his gold scarf. he either found it in some random little store used, or he just likes it so much it really gets worn. i prefer the latter.

    i imagine he would wear that scarf until it’s threadbare. i love it!


  30. Anonymous

    December 18, 2007 at 4:38 pm

    to begin, the guy has great facial features so he is already easy on the eyes. Secondly, he is working all of the great colors that I feel is essential. (esp. the scarf)
    I wish we could have seen his shoes.

  31. Anonymous

    December 18, 2007 at 5:09 pm

    The homey’s rockin some dry denimz.

  32. Anonymous

    December 18, 2007 at 5:13 pm

    I don’t like his faux-rebel glare…it compromises a beautiful shot – that sky! I like his scarf, and I would ordinarily like his the composition of his outfit, but it seems utterly self-conscious. He’s wearing it as a ‘look’, it’s not about him.

  33. Anonymous

    December 18, 2007 at 5:17 pm


    does anyone know where I can get that scarf, or one like it?

  34. Anonymous

    December 18, 2007 at 5:27 pm

    def. a spring look
    cannnnn’t wait for the new GQ
    but…i think i’m switching my loyalty to Details, it seems more product oriented and youthful.

  35. Anonymous

    December 18, 2007 at 5:43 pm

    He’s so fucking hot (and he knows it).

  36. heatunitreport.com

    December 18, 2007 at 5:45 pm

    lol at ‘Milwaukee’, thats Gerry F Baby from Boston.

  37. philip

    December 18, 2007 at 5:46 pm

    Why’s that boy gotta steal my look?

  38. Anonymous

    December 18, 2007 at 5:52 pm

    Milwaukee is probably some guy named Bob from Milwaukee whose modeling agency didn’t think the name Bob was hip enough. But anyway, love the colors.

  39. Anonymous

    December 18, 2007 at 5:56 pm

    i’m sadly nonplussed – only because i feel like you could roll a bowling ball through billyburg and hit 50 men that look the same.

  40. Anonymous

    December 18, 2007 at 6:14 pm

    So the anorexic look is cool again…

  41. Anonymous

    December 18, 2007 at 6:23 pm

    painter? what are you kidding me? he probably had to pay extra for a jacket with paint stains. just kidding. is it me or are people dressing better again? love it.

  42. DeepBlueSea

    December 18, 2007 at 6:55 pm

    Absolutely, cool cool cool !

    Love the photo as well

  43. Candid Cool

    December 18, 2007 at 7:42 pm

    i’ll go the cheesy route: Milwaukee never looked better

  44. Anonymous

    December 18, 2007 at 7:48 pm

    he, and his name, is amazing.

  45. simplyolive

    December 18, 2007 at 7:48 pm

    i love a well-worn scarf.
    especially when one knows how to wear it.

  46. Anonymous

    December 18, 2007 at 7:55 pm

    …his name is actually Gerri, not Milwaukee. I think people aren’t understanding the text in the post.

  47. Anonymous

    December 18, 2007 at 8:04 pm

    Love this look!!! He is sooo fine :)

  48. Anonymous

    December 18, 2007 at 8:15 pm

    Absolutely uninspiring.

  49. Unna

    December 18, 2007 at 9:13 pm

    I love everything about the clothes. he looks like a model, like he is selling it. beautifully photographed as always sart. What was on his feet?

  50. Anonymous

    December 18, 2007 at 9:33 pm

    love the Big Snaps on the the jacket

  51. Maria

    December 18, 2007 at 10:30 pm

    Have you tried subways?
    Too pedestrian?
    Might be fun!

  52. Anonymous

    December 18, 2007 at 11:33 pm

    His name isn’t Milwaukee– and he graduated from Harvard last year. Amazing photo though.

  53. Erin

    December 18, 2007 at 11:41 pm

    Wow! What an inspiration.
    I must now knit a golden scarf!
    I hope I look as good in it as he does!

  54. Anonymous

    December 19, 2007 at 12:16 am


  55. Anonymous

    December 19, 2007 at 2:22 am


    That’s what I would say to Milwaukee, if I were Tyra, and if he were a girl.

    He still looks fierce though. I love his expression. Sort of like a combination of deep philosophical contemplation and a bad case of constipation.

  56. wrath

    December 19, 2007 at 2:54 am

    absolutely gorgeous. love the paint specks!

  57. Laurence John

    December 19, 2007 at 4:21 am

    by the book hipster. uninspired.

    also, if he had been painting the marks would be on his jeans, not outer jacket.

  58. Gabriela

    December 19, 2007 at 6:30 am

    I can see a little smile behind his ‘serious’ expression.

    He looks and dresses like my younger brother.

    I would say the color of his scarf is mustard.

    What a great background: bricks, flowers and that gorgeus blue sky!

    If his shoes are also covered with some paint, then the look is complete.

  59. colourmesparkle

    December 19, 2007 at 8:14 am

    wow, he’s gorgeous. Love the yellow scarf and plaid shirt.

  60. Anonymous

    December 19, 2007 at 10:13 am

    This is precisely why I do not read GQ anymore. Male attire has lost its elegance and GQ contributes to it.

  61. Anonymous

    December 19, 2007 at 12:06 pm

    I don’t get the references to Canada. I think it’s an American fantasy of what Canada is, or what hipsters in Canada are supposed to look like. I’m an American living in Canada–Toronto–and no one looks like him. “Hipster” here involves lots of tattoos, outlandish facial piercing and black leather with combat boots. And this is going to sound mean, but I don’t think anyone can be as beautiful as this guy in Canada. Those bones don’t exist here.

  62. Carrick

    December 19, 2007 at 3:16 pm

    Holy crap that guy’s hot!! Is he a model??

  63. Anonymous

    December 19, 2007 at 7:17 pm

    i bet he just stole that jacket from his poor art student girlfriend. it’s charles nolan.

  64. Tilly from Philly

    December 19, 2007 at 10:46 pm

    Anon 12:06: You have no idea what you’re talking about. A visit to MontrĂ©al is definitely needed.

  65. Anonymous

    December 20, 2007 at 1:50 am

    Hah! His name is NOT Milwaukee and he did NOT go to harvard!! It’s funny that he’s finally making a name for himself…only with a fake name. Brilliant.

  66. M.D. Cameron

    December 20, 2007 at 2:13 am

    I love his attitude!!!!

  67. The Queen Is Dead

    December 20, 2007 at 2:56 am

    i like his new york attitude!

  68. kyle

    December 20, 2007 at 11:38 am

    This is a very subtle case of what I am about to say, but a look is most successful through subtlety, I think.
    The one detail in men’s attire I can never get past is the leaving visible of flaps in the back or the front of a shirt beneath a sweater/cardigan/vest. To me a shirt should be visible enough from the collar and the cuffs; leaving tails/shirt flaps untucked often seems a little too untidy and in many cases throws off the proportions of an outfit.

  69. Anonymous

    December 20, 2007 at 1:33 pm

    Tilly from Philly:
    I’ll take your point about Montreal. What I see about Canadian style may just be an anglo-Ontario thing.

    Anon from 12:06

  70. khinkhin

    December 20, 2007 at 6:06 pm

    this is Geri!!!!!!!!

  71. Toronto

    December 20, 2007 at 7:46 pm

    “Hipster” here involves lots of tattoos, outlandish facial piercing and black leather with combat boots. And this is going to sound mean, but I don’t think anyone can be as beautiful as this guy in Canada. Those bones don’t exist here.

    Sigh….I can vouch for NONE of this statement. Tons of beautiful people in TO & MTL both (and the rest of Canada for that matter).

    And that’s not what “hipster” in TO necessarily entails, either.

  72. Anonymous

    December 20, 2007 at 11:31 pm

    I agree, his face makes the outfit. I’m sure if it were anyone else, it would look sloppy.

  73. Mandy

    December 21, 2007 at 11:18 am

    Great style. Lots going up top with colors/materials but are pulled together by a nice fitted pair of jeans.

  74. Anonymous

    December 21, 2007 at 1:45 pm

    His outfit says Halifax, Nova Scotia, but his face says Montreal.

  75. janejane

    December 23, 2007 at 2:19 am

    he is beautiful. don’t tell me that’s not the point- because it is.

  76. ginny branch

    December 24, 2007 at 1:57 am

    i know this boy! he gave me a free hot chocolate and made me feel all swoony.

  77. Anonymous

    December 25, 2007 at 1:51 pm

    I hope some of the young cool guys look like guys.

  78. Andrew

    December 25, 2007 at 2:36 pm

    There is an insouciance to him, with his artfully wrapped scarf, untucked shirt, splattered jacket and longish hair.

    I’m also responding to his pale face, high cheekbones, young leanness. He chose to wear colors that are offbeat in autumnal shades of gold and faded green.

    All of your photos are part documentary and art. One day they will publish a book with ten years of your images that will be a wonderful recording of a unique time in a unique city.

  79. Anonymous

    December 28, 2007 at 9:47 pm

    i have to agree that aside from the scarf, it’s actually an underwhelming outfit. What makes the whole look come alive is his unique face. Like the guy above said, cover his face and the outfit is just a bum’s outfit.

  80. Anonymous

    December 30, 2007 at 11:06 am

    this is how every man should look. and its all there, captured in the photo.

  81. Anonymous

    December 31, 2007 at 12:31 am

    love the look. but, it is a “look.” i’d much rather see him without the scarf. great photo, though.

  82. laurel

    February 3, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    if i didnt live here and only knew new york through your blog i would think everyone here was gorgeous. i love subtle layering, like this guy’s. Just seeing a peek of an undershirt or of another pattern under other clothing. It keeps me entertained while I’m looking at someone.

  83. Brynn Watkins

    January 17, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Love the just out of bed effortlessness that this outfit is conveying, through not only the layering of the fabrics but the notion written all over his face. Reminiscent of Prepster meets Nirvana. Also the mysterious shadows and his bone structure create a lovely curiosity.

  84. Anonymous

    February 12, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Hello, does anybody know what brand his jeans are?

  85. luc

    March 2, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    if he’s your house painter, you have a good looking house painter, but a part from that I don’t see the point, sorry :-)

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