Thursday, October 9, 2008

Oct. GQ – At The Kanye West Concert


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  1. Giavanna

    October 9, 2008 at 8:42 am

    As always, Sart, the first thing I do when I come into work is check your blog and you never fail me. I love everything about this picture. His mixed patterns, the perfect cut of his suit and the jewelry peeking out under his cuffs. (And it doesn’t hurt that he’s gorgeous)
    Love it!

  2. Michael Rex

    October 9, 2008 at 8:51 am

    I am really into the the Hip-Hop-Mogul look! I could really rock this! The question is how can I make myself over without a congressional bailout?! I wish I was Will Smith! :-(

  3. Alice Olive

    October 9, 2008 at 9:04 am

    I love that tie. I love the whole thing but I love the tie. And that moody, brooding expression.

  4. Gregory Smith

    October 9, 2008 at 9:10 am

    Checked shirts and striped suits. Cannot be worn by everyone, but when they’re done right… debonnaire.

  5. Anonymous

    October 9, 2008 at 9:12 am

    Too much pattern-mixing for my taste…

  6. rudesyd

    October 9, 2008 at 9:35 am

    I too start my day by seeing what is new on The Sartorialist. The wonderful pictures brighten my day.

  7. spring flowers

    October 9, 2008 at 9:40 am

    yummy! colors, patterns… polished.

  8. Dominica

    October 9, 2008 at 9:47 am

    What a GREAT tie !! Hermès maybe ?

  9. Anonymous

    October 9, 2008 at 10:12 am

    I love his tie/shirt combo! And his stance… and his expression… and his face! Kanye would proud.

  10. Deverell

    October 9, 2008 at 10:21 am

    WOW – this guys name is BJ. Really great gent all around. What I like most about the photo and outfit is the seriousness of his face and the whimsy of his tie. The shirt is great – spread collar with a narrowly tied tie. I also like the fact that, if he is wearing a belt, it’s not obnoxious and gaudy.

  11. jacob

    October 9, 2008 at 10:35 am

    he looks like you’ve interrupted him!

  12. pika

    October 9, 2008 at 10:51 am

    now that’s what i’m talking about….with that look on his face he could get anything, i bet.

  13. gingerdan

    October 9, 2008 at 10:56 am

    personally I don’t think the tie complements the shirt, and that the shirt doesn’t complement the pin-stripe!

  14. Luca

    October 9, 2008 at 11:17 am

    Great suit, great shirt, much less impressed by the tie, but maybe I’m just a conservative Milanese…

  15. Anonymous

    October 9, 2008 at 11:19 am

    Nice looking suit and shirt but I don’t like the tie at all. The pattern does not go well with the heavily patterned (checked) shirt and the colour isn’t very good either. A plain tie (in any colour BUT blue) would look better.

  16. Anonymous

    October 9, 2008 at 11:23 am

    Oh my – he’s a bit lovely, isn’t he?

  17. Mych

    October 9, 2008 at 11:24 am

    I love the look he’s giving you, “uh, sir, may I ask what you are doing with that camera?”

  18. Garth

    October 9, 2008 at 11:26 am

    I just have a couple comments about the line of the suit. First, I wish the jacket was tailored in a little around the waist/ribs…just to add some shape.

    Second, he clearly has something in the right pocket of his jacket. Classically, this is wrong, since it “breaks” the line of the suit. However, I am huge on function, and wholly support this. Pockets are meant to be used, not just seen. A suit is meant to be functional as well as stylish.

  19. Anonymous

    October 9, 2008 at 11:35 am

    Hahahahaha, LOVE his facial expression. He knows we’re looking.

  20. Anonymous

    October 9, 2008 at 11:38 am

    Oooohhh YUuummm!!!!!

  21. Jazzbuff630

    October 9, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    To Michael Rex:

    Why does it have to be a “hip-hop
    mogul” look. Maybe the guy is a laywer or a banker, or a CPA, like me. Will Smith?

    To Metscan:

    Why is he “a bit” frightening? He is not exactly a thug.

    To Anonymous:


    People’s perceptions are often focused through very narrow prisms.

    …Anyway, one pattern too many.
    A finely striped shirt would be better. And maybe some waist suppression in the jacket. If you put some glasses on him, add 20 years, and a salt and pepper goatee, that’s me, the frightening,
    hip-hop, middle aged bean counter.

  22. Jovon Higgins

    October 9, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    I love this look…Very clean and classic…It’s just something about a man in a good fitting suit!

  23. monique

    October 9, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    Yeah. This brotha does it right! Super fine!

    Don’t assume he’s hip hop anything. Ugh. People.

    The man could be a real estate sales dude, a wall st. guy or various other suit-wearing men.

    Black doesn’t always mean entertainment.

  24. A

    October 9, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    Why would someone wear this to a Kanye West concert ?

    Either way, he’s very handsome, and I think the look is interesting for its whimsy factor. I do like the colours and the mix of patterns, but I agree with some that they don’t necessarily complement each other well.

  25. Anonymous

    October 9, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    To Jazzbuff630,

    Very good points (esp to Metscan because that was just ridiculous)but in all fairness he was at the Kanye West concert…and yet I agree…Will Smith…really??

  26. Ben

    October 9, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    The checks and stripes are a bit much, and the tie would only work with an unpatterned shirt.

    Swap the suit fabric for a charcoal bird’s eye, throw in a solid knitted tie in a navy or royal blue, and bob’s your uncle.

  27. From Gullah to Ghetto and now Ivory Tower

    October 9, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    Thanks jazzbuff6301

  28. Anonymous

    October 9, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    jazzbuff, you really made more than a few of us happy with your comments, I was warming up to them myself before I saw you beat me to the punch.
    Now, what about the fact that those pants look like they just came off a hanger, ie., we’ve got some telltale creases on the thighs? But it’s such a small pet peeve for an otherwise lovely look.

  29. stone

    October 9, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    I am in love!!!!

    the man
    The look
    the style.

    Love him.

  30. Jazzbuff630

    October 9, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    “Thumbs up” to the folks that understand my point here.

    This blog is about what people are wearing, and how they are wearing it. Black, white, yellow, purple, gay, straight, bi, polymorhous perverse, extraterrestrial…it doesn’t matter, and we shouldn’t make arbitrary,superficial,stereotypinglknee-jerk comments, or assume that an individual is an inseparable part of some imagined social-economic monolith. It’s 2008 folks.

    If your outfit looks good, you get props. If you look like you forgot to take your “meds” before you got dressed that day, I’m going to be worse than Mr. Blackwell.

  31. Anonymous

    October 9, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    Yes, yes, thank you jazzbuff. Some of these commenters really need to get out more.

  32. Miguel

    October 9, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    I,m not sure about the shirt… really. The suit and the tie are perfect althougth I prefer wider knots on my tie.

  33. Anonymous

    October 9, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    Kudos to jazzbuff630

    Now on to the photo, nice suit, nice shirt,subdued jewlery, all bright spots

  34. Burgundy Bliss

    October 9, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    I love this look. It’s very GQ!

  35. Vanessa

    October 10, 2008 at 12:03 am

    What a lovely shade of blue for this man. The mixed patterns with the stripes look so cohesive and prim.

  36. Anonymous

    October 10, 2008 at 1:26 am


    I think Anonymous made the Kanye comment because the photo was taken at his concert, and he’s generally regarded as a stylish person. You seem to think that the comment was narrow-minded in some way, and I don’t interpret it as such. I agree with you completely that the first two comments you addressed had hints of prejudice. Good for you to address that. I just don’t think Anonymous meant the comment in the way that you interpreted it.

    By the way, I’m not the same Anonymous. Just to make that clear ;)

  37. J

    October 10, 2008 at 1:43 am

    Good lord that tie is crispy.

    Ummp. Ummp. Delish.

  38. Anonymous

    October 10, 2008 at 3:17 am

    a plea for not using “yummy” anymore.

  39. JetSetSocialite

    October 10, 2008 at 3:27 am

    I love this look. He’s a perfect example of what men’s wear should be about.

  40. Duncan

    October 10, 2008 at 6:51 am

    Tie and single cuff?

    I am guessing this is more of a nod to the off-the-peg suit, tom-foolery cluttering up him wrist and the use of his Crackberry on the street.

    (Jazzbuff – well said, some of you folk need to have a word with yourselves).

  41. ESPY Menswear

    October 10, 2008 at 7:18 am

    He is trying to look important

  42. Anonymous

    October 10, 2008 at 9:03 am

    I love the look on this guy. The colours compliments is complexion remarkably well. It does not hurt that this man is deliciously sexy!!! darn!!

  43. Tabitha (From Single to Married)

    October 10, 2008 at 11:14 am

    love suite but love the attitude even more!

  44. Anonymous

    October 10, 2008 at 11:58 am

    This is the classic US look of 2008.

  45. pika

    October 10, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    jazzbuff630 said…pretty much what was on my mind. yeah, that comment bothered me too and i was getting ready to say as much, but you beat me to it.

    a said…
    Why would someone wear this to a Kanye West concert ?

    why wouldn’t someone wear this to a kanye west concert? maybe that’s how he happens to like to see himself dressed?

  46. Naki

    October 10, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    looks like he’s checking the dow :) he’s gorgeous. pic, as usual, is flawless!

  47. Anonymous

    October 10, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    Hey Jazzbuff630 –

    Are you always so passionate? Or is it that you Cancerians wear their feelings so openly?

    There is a lot of psychology in your profile. I’d bet you do what you do for a living just to make a living.

  48. keefwasheretoo

    October 11, 2008 at 2:01 am

    If I’m not mistaken I went to High School with him and I don’t wanna say his name because that’s not what this is about…I just assisted a stylist on a major editorial shoot where she gave me the responsibility of styling of the second client. I so mixed the patterns between the shirt and the tie also the pocket square. Which if he is a accountant or works for a major corporation, it shows he takes risks. His suit could be a little more fitted cause he has a slimmer physique, but otherwise he is cool and sharp. Also he recognized who you were and so posed for this photo. Or maybe that was his steez previous.

  49. Anonymous

    October 11, 2008 at 6:19 am

    awh can i have him … damn

  50. Yvonne Kai

    October 12, 2008 at 10:59 am


  51. Island Babe

    October 13, 2008 at 8:40 am

    OhmGah!1 He looks looks great! Looks like he understands that looking good IS good business…


  52. Island Babe

    October 13, 2008 at 9:21 am

    He’s such a handsome young man!

  53. bespoke shirt

    October 14, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    Yes a great look, but spoiled by a badly fitted suit (off-the-peg I guess) and a bulge in the suit pocket

  54. Anonymous

    October 16, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    Sexy boy!!!
    Yum, great style

  55. Anonymous

    October 17, 2008 at 5:49 am

    looks good in the pic. but in reality the combo doesn’t work!!!

  56. The Ghost of Jerry Reed

    October 19, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    good shot!

  57. Anonymous

    November 5, 2008 at 4:25 am

    No dears. It just doesn’t work for me. This is an 80s/90s cut for the coat!!. Low button placement, low lapels. Not the trousers though, very nowish!! While it looks like its a great combo shirt/tie(navy/aqua) I tend to think that the two blues aren’t working well together. Just trying hard to divert from the disastrous coat. Hard labor cannot compensate for naturalness and simplicity.

  58. Anonymous

    November 2, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    well, obviously.

  59. ALice and Inigo

    May 23, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    He’s wearing two watches! indecisive.

  60. EY

    October 17, 2012 at 1:20 am

    not a great cut, I doubt it if the suit is tailored. the shirt and tie combo doesn’t work for me

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