Thursday, September 18, 2008

On the Street…..Bag Envy, West Vilage


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  1. Post it up

    September 18, 2008 at 8:45 am

    totally agree. Great size, great form, great feel…and that’s just his arse!

  2. Anonymous

    September 18, 2008 at 8:56 am

    great shot. love the grey and the browns and the black car coming. great bag.

  3. ricola

    September 18, 2008 at 9:00 am

    Un peu d’envie, oui. That is a super sweet bag along with the Tab backed trousers are quite nice as well.

  4. izzydore

    September 18, 2008 at 9:12 am

    Is that a really beat-up Prada bag? The handles remind me of one that I’ve seen in the boutique.

  5. BaronArtz

    September 18, 2008 at 9:22 am

    Nice bag … I am indeed envious. What brand is it? I love that well-worn look (of the bag, naturally!!!)

  6. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    September 18, 2008 at 9:23 am

    I believe you have shot this man or at least the bag once before, in Italy I believe. It is one of those Prada bags, right? For the rest of the outfit, the dress slacks goes very well with a basic heathe grey T; very high-low. This is my year to purchase a good carry-on, hopefully I will be able to get something of this quality. Agree with post above regarding how the subject pops against the Truck DeVille. Jorge from W Palm Beach

  7. Bifurkation

    September 18, 2008 at 10:01 am

    I love the patina; you can see that it’s been used a long time.

  8. Anonymous

    September 18, 2008 at 10:05 am

    post it up, lols. love the used leather on the bag. pants look like nice quality too with that little back detail. and, could that escalade be in a better spot??

  9. PhilM

    September 18, 2008 at 10:07 am

    Sart, why did you post this photo on your blog?

  10. suzanne nelson

    September 18, 2008 at 10:13 am

    Beautiful mix of colour – from the flesh tones to the black car and yes, cool bag, nice pants too.
    I like these unposed shots you get, Sart, they have depth and some intrigue.

  11. ESPY Menswear

    September 18, 2008 at 10:45 am

    Where can I get a bag like that?

  12. jayson

    September 18, 2008 at 10:53 am

    love the bag, masculine, well distressed, mix of the grey, complements the sleek black and silver of the car, love the focus, love love love!

  13. Anonymous

    September 18, 2008 at 11:10 am

    even before looking at the title i was like, “wow that’s a great bag…” i like the contrast between the beat-up, old bag and the shiny, new cadillac. nice shot, mr. sartorialist.

  14. Iheartfashion

    September 18, 2008 at 11:22 am

    LOVE the beat-up bag and his t-shirt and dress pants combo. (Hope the Escalade isn’t his)

  15. CK Dexter Haven

    September 18, 2008 at 11:28 am

    Let me guess: You asked him where he got the bag, but you’re not going to share, until you’ve acquired yours, right?

    C’mon! Play fair.

    The trouser tab is wicked.

  16. Keisha Kornbread

    September 18, 2008 at 11:55 am

    I love the pants, bag and his hair…yum!

  17. Toure

    September 18, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    Yes its PRADA. I met him a year ago carrying the same piece…I coveted it then, as i do now !!!

    Gotta love the THOM BROWNE trousers too.

  18. Paul Pincus

    September 18, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    LOVE the trousers!

  19. Duncan

    September 18, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    Nice looking bag.

    Hold the envy and use your energy to find one by an Italian company that produces in the 100′s, not 1000′s.

    There still there, and you won’t regret the search.

  20. Maggie May

    September 18, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    so clean and easy.

  21. The Storialist

    September 18, 2008 at 2:28 pm


  22. Anonymous

    September 18, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    Is that tab functional? I’ve owned pants with side tabs, where the waistband of the pants can slide. But, if you tried to use the tab on the back of this fellow’s pants, wouldn’t the pants just fold over onto themselves?
    Is the tab just decorative?

  23. edmund b

    September 18, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    i’m loving the bag!

  24. Anonymous

    September 18, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    isnt that david bradshaw from arena homme plus?

  25. Anonymous

    September 18, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    Forget the bag, where can I get him??

  26. kfromz

    September 18, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    me too extremely envious!!

  27. John Christopher

    September 18, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    No kidding, I need a nice leather bag I can beat up, get attached to and use every day… until one day it is useless from wear and I would have to depart with it with a sad lob into the trash.

    Then I get another, even better one, and wear that leather in/ :)

  28. Joe Nasty

    September 18, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    For some interesting bags, check our

    They have a beautiful holdall that looks like it might age well! I am holding out for the Bally Jahn and Joven models!

    Peace out!

  29. Agyesh Madan

    September 18, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    ohh… envy alright… i want that bag…

  30. Anonymous

    September 18, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    ever thought about doing film scott?

  31. Rain Tan

    September 18, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    I wa-wa-want that bag! The patina of the leather is beautiful.

  32. michaeljosephowens

    September 18, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    Lovely backside! Oh, and the pants are nice, too.

  33. Dr. NO

    September 19, 2008 at 2:50 am

    me gusta la confianza en si mismo que destila. su naturalidad. la arriesgada mezcla entre sobriedad y deportividad. el gris como colo basico de cualquier combinacion acertada.

  34. Anonymous

    September 19, 2008 at 5:59 am

    Great patina on the bag. I love the tab-backed slacks (say that fast five times, LOL!). Those slab Caddy trucks do provide a nice back drop for certain shots, unlike any othe car!! Bravo!

  35. lista erorilor

    September 19, 2008 at 8:55 am

    total bag envy.

  36. Miguel

    September 19, 2008 at 9:46 am

    It is a very nice bag indeed. I love the weariness of it and the colour… Perfect.

  37. STYLE

    September 19, 2008 at 10:06 am

    I have this bag in red. It is indeed from Prada. Tho, mine is not as weathered, this photo is haviong me think how lovely it would be disheveled.

  38. Anonymous

    September 19, 2008 at 10:10 am

    in the composition, the bag, of course, plays to connect this man to the “other” of the corporate world. because of his austere pants and shirt, the bag’s texture and distressing speaks to the processes of work. it reminds me of baseball, ranching, and of connecting with one’s values.

    i think that part of the shot is interesting.

    the Cadillac is an unfortunate backdrop. that emblem is only a depressing reminder of branding and accumulation. it does not uplift the photo. if anything, it feels satirized by the man’s turned back.

  39. Anonymous

    September 19, 2008 at 10:59 am


  40. Anonymous

    September 19, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    Yeap indeed, this is david bradshaw…. used to work with him at calvin…. he is the stylist for calvin klein mens collection, super cool guy!!!

  41. Bill

    September 19, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    Awesome bag indeed. It’s good to know that (almost) any leather bag can achieve that weathered look by simply using it from day-to-day. I imagine the process is somewhat accelerated in NYC though. :-)

  42. Anonymous

    September 20, 2008 at 12:10 am

    my friend has one exactly like it! hers is a prada.

  43. Anonymous

    September 20, 2008 at 1:47 am

    I want this bag!

  44. K. Sundari

    September 20, 2008 at 11:57 am

    The bag is just adorable. I would love one for myself.

  45. Anonymous

    September 20, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    More like back envy–he’s lookin’ fine from behind ;)

    The position he’s in is so great. I like this photo. There’s been a lot of interesting composition in the photography this month!

  46. Anonymous

    September 22, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    I love this shot (including the vehicle). The man is so naturally gorgeous, masculine and unpretentious. He is classic and undated. The vehicle means nothing to him. It (and its vanity plates) are trying hard to be classy – but he has achieved it without trying. Lovely.

  47. Anonymous

    September 22, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    How would you describe the material of those trousers?

    And what shoes do you think he’s wearing?

  48. karmapolice

    September 28, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    i love a bag with character.
    ugh. so jealous.

    really great photo composition, too. i like his posture, the way he has the bag slung so nonchalantly, and his movement.

  49. engly

    September 29, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    TOTAL bag envy!! and i’m a 5′ girl!!

  50. chrissybella

    October 1, 2008 at 12:40 am

    not sure if this picture is meant to capture the bag or the pants or the car.. or if it's just a gift for the ladies :D either way, gr8 picture!!! <3

  51. Sandy the Candy

    October 6, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    love the bag! its so damn beautiful it hurts my eyes.
    it makes the whole style, or rather .. it makes A style.

  52. Jor "Born Forever" Kane

    October 12, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    One could open a store selling nothing but those AMAZING bags and they would sell out every day. Sigh. They sure don’t make ‘em like they used to.

  53. Carl

    October 12, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    why am I the only one who thinks his pants don’t fit his back end? He needs to find a taylor or hit the gym! And the black and chrome pile of metal looks so american…

  54. Alessandro

    January 5, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    what is exact model of thies prada bag?

    help me

  55. julian

    September 10, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Easy, effortlessly casual elegance….and yep….love the bag

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