Thursday, February 4, 2010

On the Street….Back to Barcelona, Spain

Some of my Barcelona shots had to wait till the GQ issue I was shooting them for finally hit the stands.

When I first saw this guy from across the street, I thought he was wearing some kind of crazy suspenders. As it turns out he had just delivered some art supplies….sometimes confusion breeds inspiration. I mean, suspenders that hook into your belt loops seems very Ann Demeulemeester


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  1. Beverly Bohan

    February 4, 2010 at 8:20 am

    Brilliant rugged chicness; I love how he uses hardware as accessory.

  2. Cecylia

    February 4, 2010 at 8:23 am

    Why is he wearing fishing hooks? He looks a bit like Keanu Reeves

  3. Anonymous

    February 4, 2010 at 8:26 am

    His scarf's motive is the ultra-typical Argentinean 'guarda pampa', design that traditionalist gauchos wear in the ponchos, vests and belts.

  4. Gon

    February 4, 2010 at 8:26 am

    He looks cool! And you're rigth very a la Ann Demeulemeester! Oh.. you have to come to Portugal some day!

  5. :: Gina ::

    February 4, 2010 at 8:31 am

    hello, he's mine

  6. Kathleen

    February 4, 2010 at 8:32 am

    What is it about Europeans? I have followed/lived fashion all my life. Why now, do my eyes open and see for the first time how far behind them we are here in North America? Don't get me wrong, there are some very good looking well put together Americans out there. I know this because I see them on your blog, but somehow we are different. We don't seem to have the consistently effortless flow or should I say natural feel for fashion that comes out of Europe. This young man, a delivery guy, is wearing an outfit he put together. At this young age, he is already developing his own look. I adore him from head to toe. Oh to be in Barcelona and smell the orange blossoms.

  7. The Photodiarist

    February 4, 2010 at 8:39 am

    Fantastic scarf. What wonderful eclectic style. As for the "suspenders", I wondered about those before I read what you wrote.

  8. Emilie

    February 4, 2010 at 8:39 am

    He looks so cool! Great shot! I love Barcelona!

  9. JouJou Loves You

    February 4, 2010 at 8:40 am

    He looks so warm and cozy. I love the laid back chic.

    I want to be a boy!!!!!

  10. blinky palermoo

    February 4, 2010 at 8:50 am

    His trousers look like sweat pants. A man should only wear sweat pants in public if he's given up on life and even then it's not a good idea.

  11. Hazel

    February 4, 2010 at 8:53 am


  12. Tegshbayar

    February 4, 2010 at 9:06 am

    scarf and hat… nice style

  13. riviera t.

    February 4, 2010 at 9:10 am


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  15. Lisa

    February 4, 2010 at 9:20 am

    what a nice dude!

  16. sevendialsgirl

    February 4, 2010 at 9:26 am

    Hmmm. I like! If Jason Lee wasn't a scientologist, grew up in Europe and liked escaping the city for a bit of adventure sports…this would be him.

    But as a girl I will just chat him up and then steal the scarf.

  17. Lauren

    February 4, 2010 at 9:26 am

    I love the scarf and makeshift belt.

    authentic hipster right there.

  18. raul b

    February 4, 2010 at 9:27 am

    welcome to barcelona scott!

  19. Purse Girl

    February 4, 2010 at 9:34 am

    I like the top half, not to sure about the trousers…
    I'm going Barcalona soon, let's see if I meet him.


    February 4, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Am I the only one who finds him similar to Josh Groban?

  21. Anonymous

    February 4, 2010 at 9:46 am

    effortless great. I want to meet him.

  22. Anonymous

    February 4, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Bungee cords-why not?!! And no, he is not wearing sweat pants, unless they now have belt loops, zipper and button fly. Creative chap.

  23. Joanna Roman

    February 4, 2010 at 9:55 am

    AUUUUU!!! He is a total beauty!!!
    Oh my God!
    And I just love his "scoundrel" alike style!

    Definitely, this guy makes my heart stop beating!

  24. Anonymous

    February 4, 2010 at 9:58 am

    I wonder if he was from Argentina, because of the scarf. I want one know!

  25. Terry Bell

    February 4, 2010 at 10:05 am

    Kathleen said…

    What is it about Europeans? I have followed/lived fashion all my life. Why now, do my eyes open and see for the first time how far behind them we are here in North America?

    Hey Kathleen… i think that being focused on beauty on a daily basis does much to promote an effortless style. Over time, grace and elegance and balance become part of the everyday vocabulary.

  26. vir beātum

    February 4, 2010 at 10:06 am

    I used to have suspenders that hooked into my belt loops when I was a five-year-old school starter. Wonder what happened to them…
    beingmanly suspenders and braces

  27. Javier Lentino

    February 4, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Thought you would like to know that the pattern in the scarf comes from pampa indians in Argentina. If original, kind hard to get and very expensive.
    Great pictures as always !


  28. Christina

    February 4, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Spanish men are just hot, period.

  29. Nadine2point0

    February 4, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Such a cool look. He doesn't seem like the type of guy that would let you take a photo to demonstate his sense of style…
    I always wonder how you approach these naturally stylish, yet, laissez-faire men?

  30. Donald

    February 4, 2010 at 10:33 am

    i agree with Christina.. Spanish men are so yummy.. next to the Greeks and the Brazilians..

  31. girlie

    February 4, 2010 at 10:35 am

    doesnt he look a lot like jake gyllenhaal?

  32. Singapore Short Stories

    February 4, 2010 at 10:35 am


  33. Raffy

    February 4, 2010 at 10:39 am

    @Kathleen: As an Spaniard + South Korean (mixed) person I can tell you guys that simply said is not a matter of style only… They have the atmosphere, architecture, way of life and personality … My girlfriend is European (from Gyula,Hungary) and she says that Americans are trying to be European and not create and forge an unique style… For example for them when they see someone with a BIG Tory Burch logo it says… American + has money + no "personal" style…

  34. Anonymous

    February 4, 2010 at 10:42 am

    This guy looks like the typical Argentinean so called artist immigrant in Barcelona – there are tons of them, look for them in the artsy hippy markets or near the Gothic neighbourhood. But honestly, do not expect much fashion…

  35. Tatel

    February 4, 2010 at 10:50 am

    We shot him a couple of couple of years ago. Pablo is really stylish and he is also an artist…If i am not wrong i think he plays in a band.

  36. Paloma {La Dolce Vita}

    February 4, 2010 at 10:50 am

    I just saw this in my husband's GQ! The Spanish are so stylish.

  37. Ljubica

    February 4, 2010 at 10:54 am

    he looks so ridiculously cool

  38. Anonymous

    February 4, 2010 at 11:14 am

    one word: YES!

  39. Margarita.

    February 4, 2010 at 11:19 am

    awh, i had to see thoso pictures you took in my city, barcelona.
    actually, i heard about you after left: i read that interview in "la vanguardia" and i felt in looove with your style, and your pictures and all of yours.
    okay, enough.
    hope to see more pics from spain.

  40. Cindy

    February 4, 2010 at 11:25 am

    Be still my heart.

  41. Thomas

    February 4, 2010 at 11:31 am

    So, are multi-use rubber bands the next 'must have' accessory..?!

  42. Paul

    February 4, 2010 at 11:33 am

    the makeshift belt reminds me of the shoelace belts skateboarders have been wearing for years. very comfortable look he has here.

  43. ColorHater

    February 4, 2010 at 11:36 am

  44. Lemon for breakfast

    February 4, 2010 at 11:54 am

    I really like the post "A Graceful Man, A Gentleman"! :)

  45. grizzlesnort

    February 4, 2010 at 11:56 am

    I NEED that scarf.

  46. Cosima

    February 4, 2010 at 11:58 am

    I bet my head he is Argentinean, not only because of the scarf (really has to be a poncho) but his complexion, color and overall look.

    I so much look forward to your visiting Argentina. I guess yo could get some very interesting shots. Being a country that is permanently in crisis, the creativity stands in for the lack of shopping. Should be great.

  47. Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl

    February 4, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    Ha, I like the story behind the picture :) Photos that have a story are always the best

  48. Carina

    February 4, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    Did you talked with him? There is any chance that he is Argentinian? I have the same scarf and is made in Argentina. He looks more Argentinian than Spaniard: the long hair, the beard, the old coat, very Argentinian.

  49. Fauvette de mon âme

    February 4, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    He just looks lovely, and has a very kind face.

  50. Jacqueline

    February 4, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    I enjoy his scarf! He is pretty cute too. xo

  51. inma ortiz

    February 4, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    por fin una ciudad española

  52. Terry

    February 4, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    A bit unkept for me but I love the accessories.

  53. Cristina López de Ugalde

    February 4, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Scott, you must visit more frecuently Spain… Is a mixed stile between english and italian way of to be dressed that make it unique, absoluty personal and fresh. Simply… Spanish style.

  54. Catherine

    February 4, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    I love the vivid colors and that little belt!

  55. Anonymous

    February 4, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    I believe is the tipical spanish hippy… there is a millium of them in Barcelona (and, unfortunately, they aren't fashion but exceptions like this…). There is more stylist people in Barcelona…

  56. Francesca

    February 4, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    i love that scarf! such a cool pattern

    F <– Texas gal bloggin fashion from NYC!

  57. Sniurk

    February 4, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    vraiment fraiche la tenue
    j'aime beaucoup

  58. Natalie

    February 4, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Quite unique. A true show of "individual style". I like it.

  59. Agnes

    February 4, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    Great photo, thanks for comming to Bcn!

  60. Edgar C

    February 4, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    I like the folksy, 70s vibe going on here. Kinda like Pacino in Serpico.

    Love Barcelona.

  61. Ave

    February 4, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    I would hit on him for sure!

  62. Shoelosophy

    February 4, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    totally it would be sooo Ann Demeulemeester!!! I havent seen those kind of hooks since in was little and went boating with my dad.


  63. ADJ

    February 4, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    Awesomely handsome and rugged. Its like Boulder, CO meets the Swiss Alps. Lovely in every sense.

  64. madison

    February 4, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    I love love love your blog. I follow habitually. Please check out mine sometime.

  65. Alice D. Millionaire

    February 4, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    oh, i want this man as my own! his head looks full of brilliance!
    thanks for posting him.

    alice d.

  66. what dia like

    February 4, 2010 at 2:29 pm

  67. Toyota Sudden Acceleration Lawyers

    February 4, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    And this guy — woohoo! That detailed belt, and accessories are great.

  68. bravegrrl

    February 4, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    love it.. right up my alley, effortless and chic… love the red scarf looks thick and hearty like a rug :)


  69. Global Girl

    February 4, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    I'm in total agreement with Kathleen in regard to style/fashion seems to be in the genetic make up of Europeans. This guy looks great, I sooo love Barcelona.

  70. john benjamin pritchett

    February 4, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    Always so great to see guys with uniqueness and individuality! Love the hat and belt!!!

  71. goOodmorning

    February 4, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Wooo-hooo what a colouring outfit! I love SPAIN!!!!

  72. Miss Jane

    February 4, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Mr Sart. Love the octopus straps!! And his scarf is great. xxx

  73. kiki

    February 4, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    wooahhh, HOT!

  74. La chica

    February 4, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    We call it "octopus" in Spain, very useful…

  75. Sabine

    February 4, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Fashion comes from art and art(ists) can be so fashionable…

  76. CW

    February 4, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    He looks like Cat Stevens c. 1970. (I am so old).

  77. Anonymous

    February 4, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Argentine style definitely!

  78. Sarah (Buzz)

    February 4, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    I love this look. His scarf is wonderful. The hat reminds me of a fishermans…wuts around his neck and leg…are they just suspenders?

  79. nanankepichu

    February 4, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    yes, he looks like argentinian. very handsome and great style.

  80. princess glee

    February 4, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    He looks big, like Jeremy Sisto playing a lumberjack.

  81. Carlota

    February 4, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    Heeeeyyyy… I'm so haapy you came to barcelona! I thought we weren't fashionable enough for you! I love rhis guys, I'll keep my eyes open while walking arround Passeig de Gràcia

  82. J

    February 4, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    this is just too awesome

  83. iferneinez

    February 4, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Barcelona people has such great style! This background looks like its close to the pier…i was just there a month ago and i want to go back!

  84. S. in Seattle

    February 5, 2010 at 12:03 am

    "What is it about Europeans? I have followed/lived fashion all my life. Why now, do my eyes open and see for the first time how far behind them we are here in North America?"

    I think part of the answer may be that, in my experience, Europeans are not hell bent on consumerism and owning everything they see. They find a few good pieces and put them together with flair and ease. Have you ever noticed the closets in Europe? Slim to none there, not many places to hid every trendy little item.

  85. Amber

    February 5, 2010 at 2:09 am

    I think I have fallen inlove with this man.

  86. Magicottage

    February 5, 2010 at 2:18 am

    inspiration on the streets!

  87. Mina

    February 5, 2010 at 3:48 am

    Barcelona.This is only a very small portion of our strong power to surprise….Visit the South as well….you will be delighted.
    Between crisis and inspiration.

  88. Lemon for breakfast

    February 5, 2010 at 4:28 am

    oohh Barcelona… the best city in the World!! haha (obviosly, I'm from there!)

  89. Alice

    February 5, 2010 at 5:44 am

    I love it!

    I am not surprised that you thought the guy was wearing some kind of statement piece – he looks so cool that the "art supplies" kind of blend in. I bet he did it on purpose!

  90. MELISSA Z.

    February 5, 2010 at 5:50 am

  91. Gali

    February 5, 2010 at 7:42 am

    More than the "suspenders", I'm really digging the scarf!

  92. beths

    February 5, 2010 at 7:56 am

    At last, BCN! Can't wait to see more on the blog. Ah, to be at Bar del Pi right now. This guy resembles my favorite waiter there.

  93. Danielle

    February 5, 2010 at 11:38 am

    prety sure i'm in love. it's like "my so called life" grown up and spanish style.

  94. luciana

    February 5, 2010 at 11:54 am

    His scarf is made in Argentina, I have exactly one like this!!!, it is inspired by gaucho's attire referencing a Pampas indian pattern.resim

  95. maría

    February 5, 2010 at 11:58 am

    q bello!

  96. Kiss Me Cruz

    February 5, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Very interesting! Makes me want to keep looking. The taste level is also there. The color choices and mix of textures looks nice.

  97. Betty Darling

    February 5, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Love the look, hes a bit little gael garciaesque…

    ♥ ♥

  98. Anonymous

    February 5, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    Can't get enough of hats….

  99. Liliana P.

    February 5, 2010 at 2:44 pm

  100. Swiss Miss

    February 5, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    wow very nice. Bungee cords are so practical. he oozes style

  101. >>> ROXY MARJ

    February 5, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    OH! I LOVE I LOVE!!!! ;)

  102. Katy

    February 5, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    Mmm, I'll take two thanks…

  103. corvedacosta

    February 5, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    love this

  104. Cobalt Violet

    February 5, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Fabulous … except maybe the bungee cords, unless perhaps he's in the middle of a move. Then they would be a must.

  105. mar

    February 5, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    definitivamente un gaucho argentino chic!

  106. liberrrtina

    February 6, 2010 at 4:16 am

    yeah! eso es Barcelona, coño!
    that scarf pattern… it smells like Reconquista. great accessories, great details.
    any other pics from Spain?

  107. BarcaLo

    February 6, 2010 at 6:04 am

    he's handsome!!and truely a unique style!viva espana!

  108. TOTO

    February 6, 2010 at 8:17 am

    lovely his necklace.

  109. Anonymous

    February 6, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    un mot : sexy

  110. ElodieVeryPetit

    February 7, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Gorgeous !

  111. Anonymous

    February 7, 2010 at 1:09 pm


  112. Karina

    February 7, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    he's not spanish)

    yet stunning. that scarf… you gotta know its story

  113. Carina

    February 7, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Everybody is saying the same: Is he or not Argentinian? Someone know him? I believe he is.

  114. Anonymous

    February 8, 2010 at 5:27 am

    Nice photo…those suspender looking things look like items used in India for the festival of Thaipusam. Found similar items on a report on CNN, so they look to be spiritual items, great fusion of culture into fashion!

  115. Gabby

    February 8, 2010 at 8:05 am

    As this image prints out to tuck into my stylish little handbag, I'm packing my suitcase and heading to Barcelona!

    How do you say, "Have you seen the guy with bungee cord suspenders around here recently?" in Spanish?

    Love your blog…but *this shot* finally motivated me to say hello.

  116. Jude

    February 8, 2010 at 8:00 pm


  117. Joanne

    February 10, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    what is there not to love about his wardrobe! I'm hooked;)

  118. memory of air

    February 10, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    his style is part of him. it is effortless and not put on in any way. it is considered yet not fussy.

    that is sexy.

    and inhabiting ones own self?

    that is true style.

  119. retasroses vintage

    February 10, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Very stylish fella — and what struck me, actually, is that he reminds me so much of Cat Stevens!!

  120. Le 21ème

    February 11, 2010 at 12:44 am

    LOVE that scarf!


  121. Jencine

    February 12, 2010 at 2:43 am

    Here in American nobody would go out with the bungee cords around their neck… it would be unheard of! I think people in Europe live more freely and in the moment in general. It's nice to catch glimpses.

  122. Anonymous

    February 12, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    it is love

  123. Anonymous

    March 1, 2010 at 6:28 am

    I know this guy since he lived in Buenos Aires (he's Argie). He is a musician and studied Fine Arts (he paints really well too). He really doesn't take great pains to put his outfits together, but loves ethnic-like accessories such as that scarf and the handmade little belt (he does those for his friends and him).
    Quite funny to find his pic here knowing him since he was a kid…

  124. Carina

    March 18, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    I said that he was Argentinean!! I have the scarf!!! It is from Abrapampa, at etnic clothing store. I believe the store is close now.

  125. Luis XIV

    November 13, 2012 at 8:22 am

    Scott pasate mas por España mas amenudo que tambien sabemos ser muy estilosos, :) un saludo

  126. Mertxe Hernandez

    January 24, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Beautiful shot!! Barcelona has such great clothing and designers that can only be found in this beautiful city and no where else. Check out one of the more talented ones and her designs which can be found on her website at:

  127. cool sneakers

    April 27, 2013 at 11:27 am

    “very Ann Demeulemeester” lol I love the back-back story behind this shot.

  128. Simone Fraser

    October 29, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    I feel I’ve found my (blog) tribe when the writer uses a designer as an adjective.
    This guy is rather fab.

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