Wednesday, November 29, 2006

On The Street….Bruce Boyer, Writer/ Sartorialist


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  1. Butch

    November 29, 2006 at 9:26 am

    I’m of two minds about this. Though he’s got it all together–the palette, the shoes, all the disparate elements, it doesn’t quite add up. Something too conventional here, I’d say.

    PS, I once had a shrink who looked and dressed very much like this. Enough said?

  2. Anonymous

    November 29, 2006 at 9:35 am

    Now *this* is a true Sartorialist. Seriously dashing, seriously inspiring. Papi’s got mad style. I only wish I could get my husband to dress this way.

  3. Alice Olive

    November 29, 2006 at 9:35 am

    Wow – impressive. Those shoes are divine. Love how the bag picks up the same tan from his jacket.

  4. AlanC

    November 29, 2006 at 9:43 am

    All hail Boyer!

    (Although the tote bag doesn’t really do it for me…)

  5. Anonymous

    November 29, 2006 at 9:50 am

    You can always spot a truly great dresser by the telling details… I love the way Mr. Boyer angles his tie clip opposite to the stripes on his tie.

    Not suprising from the man who recently published “Fred Astaire Style” and a wonderful touch.

    • n

      December 7, 2013 at 7:48 am

      he probably didnt angle it, tie clips can have a way of angling themselves.

  6. connie

    November 29, 2006 at 10:36 am

    i love the close-up shot. so many wonderful colors and patterns and textures. very fallish too

  7. Anonymous

    November 29, 2006 at 10:37 am

    the narrow tie and 4-in-hand knot works surprisingly well with the high spread collar

  8. Anonymous

    November 29, 2006 at 10:39 am

    Really don’t like the pants though. The fit, the color, the cuff at the bottom. Waist up he looks great.

  9. El Blog de ironcita

    November 29, 2006 at 11:00 am

    Venga majete deja a los neoyorkinos y animate con los sevillanos que verás que fauna…

  10. Anonymous

    November 29, 2006 at 11:08 am

    Very few people do it better than he does. Three patterns all in harmony.

    Good catch Scott.

  11. matilda

    November 29, 2006 at 11:20 am

    I love his tie!

  12. marie

    November 29, 2006 at 11:47 am

    I love the combination of colors and textures. They blend so well together!

  13. brent

    November 29, 2006 at 11:53 am

    perfect color and pattern combo!

  14. Anonymous

    November 29, 2006 at 11:54 am

    Bruce is one of the finest writers on menswear and a great sartorialist! I have often tried to copy him and I just can’t look as good. His style is so simple and elegant.

  15. Anonymous

    November 29, 2006 at 12:25 pm

    This is why I read your blog everyday.

  16. Anonymous

    November 29, 2006 at 12:52 pm

    Very well put together, but there’s far too much pattern when you remove the overcoat. I’m of the opinion that a solid coloured shirt would’ve fared better with the outfit.

    Nontheless, a well-dressed gent.

  17. Anonymous

    November 29, 2006 at 1:08 pm


  18. Anonymous

    November 29, 2006 at 5:43 pm

    Is that a man bag, or a shopping bag? Either way it goes very well with the colours of his outfit.

  19. positively the same dame

    November 29, 2006 at 5:44 pm

    he’s got on fred astaire shoes…i wonder what color his socks are.

  20. D. Kay

    November 29, 2006 at 6:10 pm

    This is great. Again, we shouldn’t get hung up on the “modern” way that a man/woman should dress.

    The colors are great and they go wonderfully together. I like the quirky way that he has his hand stuck in his jacket pocket versus that of his trousers.

  21. quigley

    November 29, 2006 at 6:35 pm

    I know that tie bar is vintage. Wish I could see what was on it.

  22. Anonymous

    November 29, 2006 at 9:45 pm

    It the bag from Filson? I think it is the one profiled in GQ a couple of months ago.

    Great blog Sart! Best on the web!

  23. ageez

    November 30, 2006 at 12:33 am

    i like everything but the color of the pants. it’s just “off” to me. love that he’s not afraid to carry a bag that looks (IMO) more like a lady’s handbag than a man’s briefcase!

  24. Anonymous

    November 30, 2006 at 2:50 am

    Isn’t it the same Longchamp bag from Comme des Garçons, Chelsea, a few shots down?

  25. Lit

    November 30, 2006 at 4:10 am

    Perfection, you really do capture some brilliantly and classically dressed gentlemen Sart, and this one is right up there. And the man bag is the clincher for me, what a great modern twist, like it a lot!

  26. marie

    November 30, 2006 at 6:14 am

    The colours are great – and call me weird but I just cant help noticing how cool the buttonholes are! …..>_<

  27. Anonymous

    November 30, 2006 at 8:34 am

    Even the bag is color-coordinated…amazing

  28. Sito

    November 30, 2006 at 9:35 am

    I´m mens accessories marketing chief in a spanish dpt store chain. It´s not easy to persuade guys to wear hanbags; you know, spaniards aren´t like italians at all. We´re more classic.

    This photo cheers me to think there´s a new kind of men that wears handbags with a very masculine way.

  29. Anonymous

    November 30, 2006 at 11:07 am

    Sexiest man alive!

  30. Portillon

    November 30, 2006 at 12:48 pm

    Interesting seeing a man carrying a Longchamp pliage.
    It’s classic…

  31. ken

    November 30, 2006 at 8:20 pm

    He has a Longchamp too! I think it goes perfectly with his outfit. I bet he has a bunch in a range of colours to go with what colour jacket he’s wearing for the day.

  32. Anonymous

    November 30, 2006 at 10:58 pm

    I am a little bothered that his bag matches his coat so well.

  33. stacy (la, ca)

    December 1, 2006 at 12:06 am

    Classy, classy, classy!

  34. Anonymous

    December 1, 2006 at 12:34 pm


  35. Regina

    December 3, 2006 at 4:52 pm

    I’m just in love with this look.

  36. CSH

    December 4, 2006 at 8:47 pm

    One of the best writers on men’s style ever to lay pen to paper. If you get the chance, and can find a copy, read “Elegance: A Guide to Quality in Menswear”. It’s a classic, perhaps my favorite book on the subject.

    Thanks Sart, for reminding us why he is the definition of classic style.

  37. Anonymous

    February 5, 2007 at 2:47 am

    Talk about style and panache!

  38. Anonymous

    February 5, 2007 at 12:33 pm

    Love the added touch of the tote bag.

  39. AL

    September 6, 2007 at 1:02 am

    Seriously good this.
    So many shades and someone it just blends so well here. the touch of blue and the tie. Wow. Hot.

  40. Anonymous

    October 11, 2007 at 10:38 pm

    Boyer rocks…

  41. Anonymous

    April 17, 2008 at 12:27 am

    Thanks for letting us see that there are still some sane people in NYC.

  42. Anonymous

    September 7, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    The cut is perfect. I would have chosen a slightly darker blue in the shirt.

  43. Anonymous

    May 15, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    the tie is Atkinsons Irish poplin by the look of it,not too wide thank god perhaps a classic example

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