Thursday, December 20, 2007

January GQ

Some of you misunderstood me earlier (I’m sure it was my fault) but this is the gentleman named Milwaukee.

I really like this as a photo and it will be included in my exhibit coming next month at Danziger Projects.

I will discuss a little more about the exhibit soon but I will announce that there will be an opening night party the evening of January 22nd and you are all invited!


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  1. Anonymous

    December 20, 2007 at 9:57 am

    I do very much like his look.

  2. michael

    December 20, 2007 at 10:01 am

    NOT ryan adams?

  3. Laguna Beach Trad

    December 20, 2007 at 10:02 am

    Awesome photo, Sart! This guy has a sharp look that could have come right out of the late 1970s New Wave and punk scene in New York. Someone hanging around CBGB, perhaps. Or a member of Blondie. I have a particular liking for his suede (?) ankle boots. But I don’t understand why he is called ‘Milwaukee.’ He looks like a Kalamazoo to me.

    • Brian

      April 5, 2014 at 12:01 pm

      That was my thought exactly. Also a kind of Mod thing going on too(but then again those early New Wavers kind of had a Mod thing going on too).

  4. Snobber

    December 20, 2007 at 10:03 am

    will he marry me?

  5. Kofi Anon

    December 20, 2007 at 10:06 am

    Why do a lot of the subjects you photographed have a cigarette as an accessory? It’s as if we’re still stuck in the 1960′s consciousness, buying in to the tobacco industry’s campaign of equating smoking with being cool. Haven’t we caught on to their tactics by now?

    • luigi

      July 18, 2012 at 5:25 pm

      Hello, normally i don’t reply on comments, but your i have to reply.
      See, in the world of movies and cartoons, people don’t smoke, because some laws says they can’t smoke in the movie or campaign or whatever, but in the real world people smoke. Good looking people, flashy looking people, normal and typical joe looking, trash looking people, some smoke some don’t.
      In this blog the photos are just from the 2 first categories, and some of that people, of the real world, smoke. Cigars aren’t an accessory, they are just cigars that people are smoking in the moment of the photo.
      If you look with a non anti psycho anti cigars eyes, you will see that are more photos without people smoking cigars that people smoking it.

      Best wishes luigi

  6. Gabriela

    December 20, 2007 at 10:08 am

    I like Milwaukee! Nice combination of 50s rock’n'roll and preppy style.

    Sart, have you ever considered publishing a book with your best pictures and texts? So that the next generations could see how people in the early XXIst century dressed.

    Anyway, it’d be the kind of thing I would buy for a great Christmas present. Isn’t Taschen interested in your work?

  7. James

    December 20, 2007 at 10:16 am

    clean, efficient, nice.

  8. Dr. Goofus

    December 20, 2007 at 10:18 am

    really like the shot, nice setting, nice look, kinda classic britpop kinda mod.
    but those shoes… they just look too clumsy on this outfit and i do not dig this probably intended contrast.

  9. Bees

    December 20, 2007 at 10:38 am

    Is Milwaukee a Mod? That style looks so crisp, even forty years after the fact.

  10. champagnepetal

    December 20, 2007 at 10:47 am

    there’s nothing better than seeing a man in a suit. no matter what, a suit always seems so polished. love his dark hair and pale skin. he gives off that vibe where he’s a business man at day and rocker and night. or perhaps he just likes to dress that way. either way, he’s absolutely lovely!

  11. Anonymous

    December 20, 2007 at 10:51 am

    Like the look but like the notion of an exhibit much more. The site…

    …does not yet have you listed, Sart!

  12. Paul Pincus

    December 20, 2007 at 11:02 am

    The highly sought James Danziger endorsement! A legend in the world of photography!! Congratulations on your upcoming show!!!

    Cool shot.


  13. The Sartorialist

    December 20, 2007 at 11:10 am

    I am listed in the Artist section of the Danziger Projects website

    thanks Paul!

    his endorsement means a lot to me

    and the show is going to be really great

  14. Deb

    December 20, 2007 at 11:15 am

    I love that Milwaukee (the man) looks so cool and hip. If you ever get the chance to visit Milwaukee (the city), you can find young, hip people living on the east side, in Riverwest, in the third ward, the fifth ward and various spots all over the metro area. Milwaukee (the City) is a great place to visit, especially in the summer during Summerfest, the week long music festival on the lakefront. I think Milwaukee (the man) is a great representation of Milwaukee (the City).

  15. Lynn & Horst

    December 20, 2007 at 11:26 am

    dream boy

  16. Nisa Risa Perisacooper

    December 20, 2007 at 11:29 am

    I wish I could attend the exhibit.I am sure it will be fabulous!

  17. Cacey

    December 20, 2007 at 11:32 am

    Ha, I like deb’s comment. And I LOVE this photo! That’s so generous Sart to invite all your readers to the party! I wish I were in New York City.


  18. Anonymous

    December 20, 2007 at 11:35 am

    why is it that some men are so good at brooding?

  19. Anonymous

    December 20, 2007 at 11:49 am

    I love this look, Sart but I think he’s stealing the look from Ryan Adams.

  20. brazilian_girl#7

    December 20, 2007 at 11:51 am

    Is he the misterious boy with smoke on his face on that cool picture?
    Best wishes on the show and congrats.

  21. Anonymous

    December 20, 2007 at 11:51 am

    skin a milky silk

  22. Emily

    December 20, 2007 at 11:55 am

    He has skin that could make you cry it’s so perfect, and yet he smokes! Sign of a real rock star *rollseyes*

  23. Anonymous

    December 20, 2007 at 12:07 pm

    he’s really as cool as this picture makes him look

  24. Anonymous

    December 20, 2007 at 12:27 pm

    That’s the coolest name ever (is from Milwaukee).

  25. Anonymous

    December 20, 2007 at 12:30 pm

    So Bob Dylan-esque. I love this!

  26. wear palettes

    December 20, 2007 at 12:37 pm

    the purple shirt it’s quite nice.

  27. anatole france

    December 20, 2007 at 1:04 pm


  28. rane

    December 20, 2007 at 1:06 pm

    i agree with the dylan comment. if dylan had burst onto the scene today instead of nearly fifty years ago, this would the modern day equivalent of his 60s look.

    i love his hands in this shot, too.

  29. Chic Too Chic

    December 20, 2007 at 1:29 pm

    perfect… i love this “cool” actitud
    …me encanta
    (es un modelo a seguir)

  30. Anonymous

    December 20, 2007 at 1:32 pm

    I think his hair is too styled.
    The rest is welly dressed, nice combination with nice shoes. Wander how his trousers look when he stands.

  31. shmericaa6

    December 20, 2007 at 1:37 pm

    I love everything about the look! Especially the sunglasses… reminds me of a young Bob Dylan

  32. rach in scotland

    December 20, 2007 at 1:52 pm

    Great photo.He looks like my friend Mark but with darker hair, i like him even more because of that.

  33. Kasey

    December 20, 2007 at 1:52 pm

    I love this shot! The green colors of the park seem to perfectly frame the darker colors of subject. I love the suit too. I usually tend to view suits as uptight business menswear, but there is something so casual and effortless about this.

  34. Candid Cool

    December 20, 2007 at 1:58 pm

    i wish i could go to the exhibit too.

    he reminds me of cross btw tom cruise and julian casablancas. he looks great. i like how he wore brown boots and the way his tie sticks out.

  35. Anonymous

    December 20, 2007 at 1:58 pm

    wow, nice!!

  36. Muscles Marinara

    December 20, 2007 at 2:07 pm

    Some one teach that man how to tie a Windsor.
    Is that navy or charcoal? Either way, great with the chocolate brown boots. Actually, they look quite a bit like the D-Squared’s I’m rocking right now.
    Anyway, becarefull who you invite. I just might show up;-)

  37. Anonymous

    December 20, 2007 at 2:12 pm

    what a cool cat.

  38. Anonymous

    December 20, 2007 at 2:53 pm

    Great photo, this blog is famous for fashion but really the photo is great for its artistic value more than any info on fashion. The kid oozes attitude and to capture that in a still photo takes ability.

    That stated, even if I think the foto is good art…… Cool shoes!

    wish i could be in new york for the exhibit.
    I echo the point on smoking cigarettes from a previous comment…

  39. l

    December 20, 2007 at 2:58 pm

    he looks so much like my exboyfriend that I choked on my salad when the page came up…

    he (the ex) was dressing like this ten years ago…

    and its not Bob Dylan…or Ryan Adams…

    its Beck.

  40. Anonymous

    December 20, 2007 at 2:59 pm

    great shot….dressed-up but casual rock star! love it. cant wait for the party and show….congrats!

  41. Anonymous

    December 20, 2007 at 3:09 pm

    blah too hipster !!

    those raybands..ugh..that haircut.
    how many times have i seen this look over and over on young guys. yuck.

  42. Anonymous

    December 20, 2007 at 3:22 pm

    He’s adorably cute. Love the hair. If only I was about 30 years younger. Those shoes, however, are a too clunky for such a sleek ensemble.

  43. concupiscence

    December 20, 2007 at 3:33 pm

    warmest congratulations

  44. fashionfool56

    December 20, 2007 at 3:49 pm

    what a phenomenal photo, so clear and sharp. the parks of nyc are at their most beautiful in the late fall.imo. good luck with your show.

  45. Anonymous

    December 20, 2007 at 5:41 pm

    ahh, he’s a cutie.

  46. Eddie Soledad

    December 20, 2007 at 5:51 pm

    where will it be located at?

  47. Laurence John

    December 20, 2007 at 6:20 pm

    this whole “i’m DROP DEAD cool ME and probably in a BAND” look is beyond cliche by now. way beyond.

  48. Shabnom

    December 20, 2007 at 6:23 pm

    I have to say, the hair is all kinds of perfect. And his inquisitive expression with those sunglasses even as he sits on a park bench in a suit. Fascinating!

  49. SocalStyle

    December 20, 2007 at 6:48 pm

    Mod with a twinge of punk and Ryan Adams?

    Either way, I love it.

    Gorgeous photo.

  50. lynn

    December 20, 2007 at 6:52 pm

    What a Mod. Fab. Er.. man.

    thanks for the invitation! I’ll try..

  51. Anonymous

    December 20, 2007 at 7:00 pm

    There is but a brief time in life this works.

    Celebrate his time, his look, his choice.

  52. tintin

    December 20, 2007 at 7:00 pm

    It’s 1980 all over again. There’s a bit of Trad there. I like it. And I will be at your opening. With my grating and overzealous pretension. Look for the guy in the double breasted blazer, ascot and yachting cap.

  53. enc

    December 20, 2007 at 7:29 pm

    This is superb. It’s interesting to me that he chose brown shoes with that color scheme.

    He really wears the Wayfarers.


    December 20, 2007 at 8:11 pm

    I love theese rock&roll, vintage and modern type of style, an updated 60′s-style.

  55. Blaise

    December 20, 2007 at 8:44 pm

    I like his hair and his flair (for style).. He’s cool even without the cigarette..

  56. Anonymous

    December 20, 2007 at 8:47 pm

    Personally, I think the whole generalization of “too hipster” is what’s cliche and it kind of borderlines on being a hater. Getting dressed is all about appropriating to your mood and your persona and this guy looks wicked sick.

  57. Subfusco

    December 20, 2007 at 9:24 pm

    Yeah I agree, the look is a slash between conservative/new gen / the strokes.
    Loving the Ray bans, nice come back.

  58. james

    December 20, 2007 at 9:33 pm

    him and gerri are both hot. i would go gay for both of em, but i prefer gerri’s effected artist style.

  59. Anonymous

    December 20, 2007 at 10:22 pm

    Something nostalgic and textual about this young guy’s look. He obviously knows what style references he’s making. Sort of clever and darkly humorous. Fun, in a serious way. I like it.

  60. Anonymous

    December 21, 2007 at 12:34 am

    Great boots.

    As a 40+ woman, I have to say that this young man would not turn my head. He’s cute, but I agree with others that the look is an old one. However I appreciate that it’s new for him.

  61. Anonymous

    December 21, 2007 at 12:39 am

    i really dislike when people try to put down a picture by saying that they see the look everywhere. it is usually a rude and abrupt comment that comes off being rather thoughtless.

    1. these are portraits, not just of people and their outfits, but of the interaction between the people and their surroundings. Sart has taken so many photographs where the people seem like they belong where they are. this boy, this bench. i love the way the teal paint’s rubbed off on the bench seat to expose the brown wood, and how the colors are (slightly off but) almost repeated in his outfit. it is fantastic.

    2. i know that this is a common look, but what i don’t understand is why wearing something you like is a bad thing if it becomes too trendy. if you don’t mind wearing what other people are wearing, if you like it, if it makes you feel good and you know it complements you, there should be nothing holding you back from wearing a trendy look. that said, this look really suits him.

    3. this is not a fashion shoot, and these are just people living their lives. they did not ask for your criticism, and i highly doubt your snide comments about how those shoes are ugly or that a purse is too big will make sart relook at a picture and think, “why, yes! i see the light! they are in fact so, so wrong, and i will never take another picture with them again.” no, instead you just come off as petty and judgmental. these people caught sart’s attention and inspired him to produce beautiful photographs. they absolutely do not deserve some of the comments people have made.

    i did not mean for this comment to be so… lengthy. sorry.

  62. Anonymous

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  63. Anonymous

    December 21, 2007 at 1:19 am

    He looks eerily like Bob Dylan!

  64. onegiantpanda

    December 21, 2007 at 1:51 am

    Are they actually Wayfarers? Either way, I think Wayfarers wear the wearer. They make anyone look good.

    This is a great photo. Park benches and parks-as-backdrops cannot be overstated enough.

    If there’s a line between casual and formal that everyone needs to find, Monsieur Milwaukee here is where we should all turn. (I don’t, however, like the -suede?- shoes.) I wish I had the cash to buy more suits. Or even one good one.

    Congrats on the exhibition.

  65. Lauren

    December 21, 2007 at 1:52 am

    first, whoever posed the question ‘why is that some men are so good at brooding?’ has hit it quite on the head. i get the feeling that alot of life questions would be answered if that point were [ever] resolved….

    second, as someone originally from kalamazoo, he is NOT a kzoo. he is something much bigger than that, whether you like his look or not.

    thirdly, i think that my dear friend li has pinpointed exactly what it is in this shot [beyond the hands] that makes us wish that he would pop out of the screen: ‘his mouth is making me anxious and it is not even doing anything. can you imagine that mouth when it’s doing something?’


  66. Julian

    December 21, 2007 at 2:15 am

    I love this, it’s amazing

  67. Kate

    December 21, 2007 at 2:52 am

    Perhaps it’s just how comfortable with his look that makes it work?
    Those shoes are hurting my eyes though.

  68. chrissybella

    December 21, 2007 at 3:20 am

    too hot for words. the look, the expression, the whole picture is just perfect

  69. em

    December 21, 2007 at 4:34 am

    he’s hot!!!!!

    BUT i feel like he’d be one of those im-hotter-than-you-so-don’t-try-and-talk-to-me type of boys

    sorry if i end up posting this 3 times….

  70. Zachary

    December 21, 2007 at 7:11 am

    The kid clearly thrifted a suit and got the trousers tapered. It looks cool, along with the kid’s posturing (yes that includes the cigarette).

    Why is it that lately most of the comments have been about people looking like other people. Other than the fact that he is young and skinny this kid bears no resemblence to bob dylan. Shall we consider every young skinny kid a bob dylan look alike? Who cares whether it’s more ryan adams or beck, the kid looks cool, and neither of those guys invented the look anyway.

    And there is nothing preppy here. shirt isn’t preppy, shoes aren’t preppy, suit isn’t preppy

  71. Laurence John

    December 21, 2007 at 8:04 am

    anonymous 12:39…

    this is Sart’s blog and he has editorial control over which comments are seen.

    it would be very boring to read 100 “wow, beautiful” comments, not to mention a little suspect.

  72. A Smithie

    December 21, 2007 at 10:09 am

    Ahh, what a super look! Too much gel in the hair, but really who cares when the rest of his looks SO great?

    I especially like the notebook on the bench beside him — he’s not just posing in the park being beautiful, he’s writing or sketching or working.

  73. Pandora

    December 21, 2007 at 10:55 am

    It did occurr to me that Milwaukee might not be male at all. Those lips, those thumbs, that skin…

    But, he has a hint of shadow and maybe a little razor rash.

    He reminds me of K.D. Lang or one of the guys from Blondie.

  74. D'orge

    December 21, 2007 at 10:56 am

    I agree that his hair is a little too “done” but am in love with the look and that NAME. This image really tells a story about what it is to be young and in New York right now. 20 years from now I can imagine looking at this and being brought back to this time in my life. Thanks, Sart.

  75. Lucy

    December 21, 2007 at 12:48 pm

    I like Anon 12.39 comments – these are portraits of real people not abstract images to critique.

    And so what if loads of people wear a similar look? I live and work in London and see literally hundreds and hundreds of men wearing suits every day – there’s a very big gap between most of them and this guy, you know…

  76. Anonymous

    December 21, 2007 at 2:34 pm

    I know him. His name is actually John and he’s an nyu student

  77. Grace

    December 21, 2007 at 3:39 pm

    Uh I like this allot.

  78. Anonymous

    December 22, 2007 at 2:55 am

    I love the 60s/Goddard everyday casual suit thing, as worn by this kid. It may make a comeback into the mainstream of fashion, if we’re lucky.

  79. Anonymous

    December 22, 2007 at 8:32 am

    ahhh—if only i were 15 years younger—i would so have a crush on this guy.

  80. Anonymous

    December 22, 2007 at 1:15 pm

    doherty meets dylan


  81. susan

    December 22, 2007 at 3:29 pm

    Ahhh! What a fantastic photograph!

    If I were to ever go cross-dresser this is the look I would emulate.


  82. Anonymous

    December 23, 2007 at 5:00 am

    the dark hair, the pale skin, the shades, skinny jeans, suede boots, the suit… i think im in love

  83. Anonymous

    December 23, 2007 at 2:35 pm

    i like the photo. it’s so much better with a little lightening & sharpening.

  84. rachel

    December 25, 2007 at 2:06 am

    i tink the clothes that he wore is very much able to express his personality..isnt that wat fashion is all about?yep loved the way he carried the look!SWEET!

  85. yo

    December 25, 2007 at 6:09 pm


  86. Asian Models Blogger

    December 26, 2007 at 7:52 pm

    The pale-pale skin makes this colors work so beautifully.
    Love the shoes.

  87. Anonymous

    December 26, 2007 at 11:52 pm

    This has nothing to do with “godard.”

    another cookie cutter hipster

  88. Calenna

    December 27, 2007 at 2:49 am

    Sart! That is FABULOUS about your upcoming exhibit – I promptly went to the Danziger website and checked it out. Can’t wait – I’ll be there!

  89. Lone

    December 27, 2007 at 10:30 am

    Cool photo!

  90. Isabelle

    December 27, 2007 at 3:10 pm

    Very Ryan Adams. It’s a great look.

  91. Youngest Indie

    December 27, 2007 at 7:45 pm

    Wow… Where are more guys like him? I think I’m in love…

  92. Paige

    December 30, 2007 at 10:52 pm

    Cool and relaxed. As what most people should aspire to become.

    You’re obviously including this shot in your exhibit because it’s so goddamn perfect. With the perfect lighting, contrast, composition and all.

    By the way, I e-mailed you earlier this day. I’m not sure how often you check or reply to them though.

  93. Anonymous

    December 31, 2007 at 12:20 am

    He looks like Ed Furlong pre drug bloat. I am not a fan of this look. Too contrived. The MK Olsen sunglasses, styled hair, skinny tie, cigarette. Looks like he sits on that park bench just waiting to be noticed. It worked.

  94. Anonymous

    January 1, 2008 at 10:43 am

    Some variation of this look is on every high street in England, already played out.

  95. Sonnenmädchen

    January 1, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    wow. I really like this one.

  96. Janvangogh

    January 1, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    Wow. Named Milwaukee and he isnt wearing any green or gold anywhere! :-) Cool look.

  97. Anonymous

    January 2, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    WOW. id like to marry him right now. He is my perfect man. He seems to has arrogance on his face. so nice. The pose, with the shoulders and the cross-arms.
    woow. I love him .

  98. Elin

    January 2, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    Can you look any cooler than this?

  99. Kyle

    January 3, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    Dear Sart- I am from Milwaukee- a fabulous place- and this gent is a great ambassador for us whether he means to or not. Thanks for finding him.
    Also, per your soiree on the 22nd- I will be in town for the Collective and hope be able to stop by to cheers you.

    Best regards,

  100. Anonymous

    January 4, 2008 at 12:10 am

    This makes me wish I was a guy!


    January 11, 2008 at 4:35 am


  102. D a m i

    January 12, 2008 at 10:32 am

    The shades are awesome…love his skin

  103. ziken

    January 13, 2008 at 8:23 am

    What will happen If He take his sunglasses Off…..

  104. Anonymous

    January 14, 2008 at 4:49 am

    love the glasses. they are so retro. what brand are they?

  105. Ans K

    January 31, 2008 at 12:32 am

    i think he presents more than just a look or style but perhaps a fair idea of an eccentric/rock n roll/kick back lifestyle. very cool sir, very cool indeed.

  106. Anonymous

    February 1, 2008 at 6:16 am


  107. mona

    February 22, 2008 at 9:32 am

    nice shoes!! but i also would like to see him without sunglasses.

  108. red

    September 6, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    Thank you very much for this information.


  109. Nidya R. Wiguno

    October 12, 2008 at 5:53 am

    cool and handsome as well :)

  110. Anonymous

    February 18, 2009 at 1:05 am

    as if pete doherty met jean luc godard in the glossy pages of a 1950's lithuanian b&w fashion mag. i, for one-came.

  111. Anonymous

    April 11, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    hes hott!!!!!!!!!!!
    and he has good style!!!!!!!!!!!!


  112. Anonymous

    June 20, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    i am in love too D:

  113. lindayoga

    August 22, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    I love how pasty he is! looks like a ghost;)

  114. martine

    March 12, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    That is a sexy guy.

  115. anna tolen

    June 22, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    I cant talk to no girl who has a wack heel game

  116. jungwon

    January 22, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    He looks cool!

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