Love that the surroundings are not as glamorous as many of the other NYC scenes. This is what much of the city really looks like. I grew up in Brooklyn and miss the grittiness of it. I can almost smell the city here…great picture!
wooooow..absolutely stunning. truly amazing. really eye catching..its really magical the way in which the signals on the road leads to the soft curves on the back of his jacket.and those cargo militar inspired pants?? how awesome… had never seen something so utter stylish…only a great photographer could capture the very true essence of street style.. thanks for sharing. i reached nirvana.
I've never been a big fan of the giant shorts thing, mostly because I usually see it on people who definitely can not pull it off. This guy manages to wear them with grace, and that's why it works much better than most.
Aww, great shot, so real, and superb that it shares the page with the posed denim clad italians. I hope it was a true unposed street shot. Captures real spirit. Great Scott, and for me the essence of your eye and camera work that keeps me coming back!
the first impression must be deceiving. He obviously holds a master in fashion. The elegant way which he cautiously puts one foot straight ahead while the other reposes graciously forming a 45 degree angle following the marks of the weels on the pavement.Every single movement,studied with utterly rigor. the beautiful headpiece wore in a such unusual way only denotes a deep understanding on stylism. This is ART..
Good picture, but I have seen much more style on a skateboard in new york. Skateboarders have style while riding a board as well as what they wear on it. If they can appropriately match their style to their clothes, skateboarding becomes more of an art form. Rather than a sport. Thats all, but still nice picture.
I'm surprised at everyone's response to this image. I do appreciate the street style, but to me this is not extraordinary. This is what you would see every day if you were to go to the Brooklynn Banks and watch people skating. Its a nice image, but I hesitate to say that I'm impressed by it. Just an opinion I guess.
I always admire the guts of these skaters who use their skates as a mode of transport–but to them it's nothing I know–they are so adept at their skill. Not a great lover of this look but hey, it's practical and–it's what you wear when this is your scene and he wears it well.
This is classic NYC skate style… Made especially popular back in the 90s with the release of KIDS. And a lot of the kids are still dressing like this. A lot of it has to do with just plain functionality. You want to be wearing comfortable clothes if you're doing any serious skating. And he's not riding a cruiser either, this kid's board is set up for tricks (look at the small wheels). This is right up the block from Supreme, Lafayette btwn Prince and Houston. Supreme is one of the better known skate shops in NY, if not the world. Skating is bigger than ever now along with it's style of dress. I love it. Great photo! The wind billowing in his jacket gives the photo movement & no one has mentioned that the board itself is what really makes this look. It's the skater's ultimate accessory!
Sorry, apart from the great exposure and depth of field focus, I don't understand the interest in the subject. Dressed in the ubiquitous uniform with added rainjacket, this contributes nothing to the "style guide" which I understand the Sartorialist to be. I think it is a waist of time and blog space.
Agreed, not NY, but the shot is lovely with the air in the jacket and pants, the colors and background. I see and hear this image in my small city, too. And to my eye it's a finer look than the silly Milano shorts-suit.
Love the tension between the bleached, monotone-feeling background and the vivid bits of color–in fact, you got distinct zaps every color of the spectrum in here: red (shoes & buildings), orange (truck & barrier), yellow (lights & cab), green (shorts & lights), blue (jacket highlights & distant building), indigo (jacket), and violet (flag on building). Amazing. And I love the way the flow of his clothes convey his speed and grace.
Exactly what sort of 'style' is it that everyone is praising here? The picture is interesting and it would be appropriate at an exhibition on life in NYC. However, as far as style, this is an example of the very opposite; a handy guide showing you what not to wear – not even the individual items are salvageable, let alone the ensemble. I also think, if you;re not a soldier or if you are not Tarzan or someone rummaging rhough the forests of the DR Congo, you should wear camouflage.