HE is Simply COOL. This is the proof that you don t need to be all branded to be stylish, I love this kind of looks! Thanks for not beeing Obvious, who cares of seeing a total look you can find by window shopping? Style is much more interesting!
Beautifully posed and shot, getting the ring, the cracked stoop, and background placed just so. Top is fashion, just like the bottom half–probably a grey tee protecting hair from plaster, paint & dust.
BRAVO! The Sartorialist is the only blog that still posts pictures of unknown people from all different environments, unlike most other bloggers who have eneded up just posting pictures of people outside fashion shows or who work in the industry Great, I cannot congratulate enough for this!
To "Anonymous" at 10:57AM – Open your eyes! This site doesn't limit itself to designer labels and status symbols. Sometimes people merely have style or some other indescribable quality which merits their photos here. I praise the sartorialist for recognizing this.
I too like the shots of real people doing everyday things but it cracks me up when commenters try to elevate it to something more than it is. This guy isn't rocking a turbin. He has a t-shirt over his head to keep the paint or whatever out of his hair. End of story.
Sometimes I think you could post a photo of a few leaves on the ground and people would say "wow, such effortless style! love it!". Rant aside, this is a great photo!
All the comments here about style, I think, are totally misplaced; this picture has nothing to do with style, it's simply an interesting picture, one that you would find in a National Geographic magazine, possibly involving the adaptation of Sikhs to New York in the construction sector. The grey sock around hi head, is probably a turban protector. It's funny how so many people insist on talking about personal style.
Although I know he is at rest from drywall construction work I almost expect him to get up, after his smoke, and part that heavy tarp to go into a rough studio – grab a brush, liberally dipped in paint, and go at it against a wall sized canvas…
dear the sartorialist, i love that you chose to put this picture on your blog. he is obviously a construction worker and that is the first impression you get from this shot. then you realize the small nuances like the gold ring and his his matchy neutral colors. the grays match each other perfectly. maybe his turban is the same shirt he is wearing. the ring definitely catches your attention. this shows you can put style into what you wear. and i think this man is proud to be who he is. –Summer
I don't know about anyone else, but the first thing that caught my eye were his gold rings and his (possibly?) gold tooth. I love the very simple colour palette and the touch of shine with the gold pieces. Wish they actually made shoes like that though….
I maybe wrong on this one but this dude reminds of me a guy I met in Boston, a fellow Somali. Perhaps the sartorialist can confirm. If not, I must say its good saying other cultures also wear gold tooth for its a dying trend at least in my culture/heritage. Cheers all.
I think those who don't see the fashion in this photo have missed the point. Even though it appears as if this doesn't follow fashion he is still dressed in a number of runway trends. The photo makes an important statement on how you can find fashion in the everyday, and style in the unconventional. Fashion is more than those who are making a point about getting dressed up. It's everywhere we look.