Friday, July 6, 2012

On the Street…..High Holborn, London


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  1. irene

    July 6, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    wow looks amazing
    the jacket the beard everything!

    • Simone Fraser

      December 23, 2013 at 11:30 pm

      I’ve often thought when looking on The Sartorialist, and this is definitely such a time, that I’d be fascinated to see what the subject wears everyday for a week. We see the elements of what this fellow has on countless times, i.e. camouflage, white shirt, beard, but the assemblage of them all truly has the distinction of individuality. at least in my mind…

  2. MrEssentialist

    July 6, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    I am a huge fan of the camouflage!

  3. lady philosopher

    July 6, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    The Right to Expression!

  4. WhiteCloset

    July 6, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Love men with long hair!

  5. Eldred

    July 6, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Makes a change from all the suits around High Holborn, but not my style.

  6. blaire

    July 6, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Ah, my favorite kinda style…

  7. Gon

    July 6, 2012 at 4:33 pm

  8. Peter

    July 6, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    God, I love this outfit. The inventive layering and the looseness of the jeans, both make me very happy.

    x Peter @ http://low–

  9. Gray Cat Can Fly

    July 6, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    I like it, a specially white shirt under layers.

  10. Emma

    July 6, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Beardy… and in London! love it!

  11. Votre Amie

    July 6, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    I know someone with serious beard and hair envy.

  12. sanmiguelense

    July 6, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Chuck Mangione.

  13. Miss K

    July 6, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    A cool dude!

    Once upon a time I lived near High Holborn… *sigh*

  14. abigail

    July 6, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    total. boyfriend.


  15. kay

    July 6, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    love the cuffed pants.

  16. Lauren@Styleseer

    July 6, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    The hair and beard are so 70s – the layering and rolled up jeans, so today.

  17. Melissa

    July 6, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Hey, to be oneself is the most advanced a person can be!!!!!


  18. vithard

    July 6, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    i want a hat like that

  19. Jaygo

    July 6, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Something from each decade…

  20. Conni Nørskov

    July 6, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Am I the only one who sees a Ryan Gossling look-alike here (except from the beard and the long hair) ?? :)

    • Judy

      July 16, 2012 at 1:30 pm

      That’s the first thing I thought, too! Ryan Gosling with long hair and a beard..

  21. j'ecris

    July 6, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    The clothes need a little weathering to be totally believable–and to echo the lived-in look of his hair and beard.

  22. ttea

    July 6, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    It’s too bad that mainstream fashion has made a mold that everyone is supposed to conform to. This guy might not be considered fashionable by Anna Wintour, but what does that matter to him?

  23. Laura

    July 6, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Nice photo, I like his jacket!

  24. Natalia StyleBR

    July 6, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Wow!! He looks so crazy but still handsome!!

  25. Anja

    July 6, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Great style, a bit messy, but all together looks very chic. Love it!

  26. Jan Sarah

    July 6, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Cool. This fellow looks like a famous actor who’s “out of character”….and being himself….

  27. Martine

    July 6, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    That is absolutely my kind of guy. So totally hot I wish there were twenty of him!!!! Oh and yeah, I like his style. You know its all him. Look at the expression. The white shirt really makes it stand out. And he KNOWS he is hot. Not that I come here to ogle men, but this is very nice!!!!

  28. Alessandra Frega

    July 6, 2012 at 6:27 pm

  29. Madisson

    July 6, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    This is so perfect! I feel like this same outfit- camo jacket, big white button up, fitted black vest, and grey denim- would look fantastic on a woman as well. Yet it doesn’t look the least bit feminine here.

  30. Name*

    July 6, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    @j’ecris; I don’t know. It looks lived in to me. Just like he takes good care of his stuff. The shirt is the only thing that looks new. But then maybe he just uses bleach. Some people wash their stuff. Just like his hair looks clean and touchable, but we know he didn’t buy his hair new, now don’t we. Prrrfect.

  31. Natalya

    July 6, 2012 at 6:48 pm

  32. Kimberly

    July 6, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    immediately saw Greg Allman. unassuming style draws my eye,as you so often shoot.

  33. Tove

    July 6, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Nose-piercing and womens 70′s style hat!? SO COOL!

  34. une chatte grise

    July 6, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Sort of a Hasidic-Amish-Allman Brother-punk rocker vibe here. I’m digging it.

  35. CHIARA

    July 6, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    The Sartorialist is absoluteli THE STYLE BLOG… no one like this…
    a font of ispiration everyday…
    love u

  36. psquaredla

    July 6, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Seattle Grunge has finally made its way to the Appalachian Mountains.

  37. nicole

    July 6, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    I bet Mick Fleetwood and Stevie Nicks are feeling really proud of their son right now.

  38. mike

    July 6, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    not a big fan of the top part. from the waist down, loving it…

  39. Rhoda Wong

    July 6, 2012 at 10:57 pm

  40. Katy

    July 6, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Awesome! He looks like if Shia Lebouf(sp?) and a homeless man became one.

    • Chelsea

      July 23, 2012 at 1:32 am

      YES! I saw the photo & said, “Is that Shia LaBeouf??!” Haha!

  41. Tonia

    July 6, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Once again, a man at ease with his own unique style. Love the hat on him.

  42. Neatfrances

    July 6, 2012 at 11:35 pm


  43. Sophie Mhabille

    July 6, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Nice superpositions. Love beard !

  44. Abby

    July 6, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    his hair is his best accessory.

  45. Niani Tolbert

    July 7, 2012 at 1:34 am

    Love the way he balances being scruffy and polished at the same time!

  46. MIra

    July 7, 2012 at 3:08 am

    Definitely like this look. He´s totally cute. I would wear that jacket too :D


  47. rajnish

    July 7, 2012 at 3:36 am

    Love the long hair and beard. Overall the look is so carefree…

  48. Serdane

    July 7, 2012 at 3:51 am

    Nice military style. Love the jacket.

  49. Johnny

    July 7, 2012 at 4:00 am

    Love this kind of pioneer-urban look!

  50. StreetLounge

    July 7, 2012 at 4:05 am

    Well, scissors were discovered centuries ago, please somebody tell him :) He is definitely a sympathetic guy under all that hair and strange clothes :)

  51. irene's closet

    July 7, 2012 at 4:13 am

    Super nice style!

    Irene’s Closet

  52. bonnie, clyde and marni

    July 7, 2012 at 4:16 am


    July 7, 2012 at 4:19 am

    interesting outfit!!!

  54. Keziah

    July 7, 2012 at 4:51 am

    He looks like Justin from The Hills!

  55. Terry Powell

    July 7, 2012 at 5:01 am


  56. Fashiable

    July 7, 2012 at 5:19 am

    Great! Love his militairy jacket

  57. Dapper Hackers

    July 7, 2012 at 6:00 am

    Wow. That jacket is amazing.

  58. Qameraman

    July 7, 2012 at 6:42 am

    The only people writing anything interesting here don’t have blogs the rest of you do, are you advertising something.

  59. Foteini P.

    July 7, 2012 at 6:43 am

    Nice style! Captivating face!

  60. S. Shan

    July 7, 2012 at 6:44 am


  61. berenger

    July 7, 2012 at 6:50 am

    WOW! This is true style, what a dude…

    So good to see the Beardy Weirdy style of Northern England and Scotland finally hit London, and then here at the Sart.

    He is the most stylish BW I have ever seen, thank you.

  62. quigley

    July 7, 2012 at 7:05 am

    Well, apparently everyone here thinks he’s ‘cute’ for London. Think globally. This is basically a costume.

  63. Name*

    July 7, 2012 at 7:27 am


  64. Chiara

    July 7, 2012 at 7:32 am

    ryan gosling look alike

  65. Opposite Lipstick

    July 7, 2012 at 7:40 am

  66. Martin

    July 7, 2012 at 7:53 am

    Pretty unusual dress. Don’t like men with long hair but fits quite nice to this compilation.
    Martin ( )

  67. Helen

    July 7, 2012 at 8:03 am

  68. Haidee

    July 7, 2012 at 8:27 am

  69. Rizalenio

    July 7, 2012 at 8:29 am

    I like this camouflage. Will do this style.

  70. Lindag

    July 7, 2012 at 8:50 am

    Ryan Gosling in disguise?! Ahah love it

  71. CBC

    July 7, 2012 at 8:56 am

    a little touch of everything Amish.. Hasid… Ozarks… military

  72. Gregory de Ville

    July 7, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Love the originality of the entire look from head to toe! If only more men would take such bolder fashion risks in mixing it up…

  73. M.

    July 7, 2012 at 9:47 am

    He is lovely. (Sorry: I know that is probably not how he would like to be described.)

    When you take a close look, he is v. stylish. But the long hair and hat makes the style his own.

  74. Ahmad

    July 7, 2012 at 9:53 am

    Really unique! Quite the innovation on the urban look.

  75. Bo_kyung

    July 7, 2012 at 10:31 am

    wow!!! cool & chic Style

  76. Camélia

    July 7, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Love the beard !!!

  77. Dominika of FASHION PHILOSOPHY

    July 7, 2012 at 11:29 am

    really amazing photograph!


  78. Caro

    July 7, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    He looks like Ryan Gosling

  79. timg

    July 7, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    good look f’sure

  80. Nicky

    July 7, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Just plain scruffy. Scissors please!

  81. Lauren (BestTrendz)

    July 7, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    What a unique look! I love the camouflage jacket.

  82. rems

    July 7, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    I like his beard, pants, and boots. The rest looks kind of lazy and lame. It’s important to look comfortable with oneself, but that doesn’t mean he’s/it’s stylish, authentic, original, or praiseworthy.

  83. Víctor

    July 7, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Grunge not dead!

  84. Nenna

    July 7, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    totally agree with the ryan gosling comments, also i see jay kay in there :D we could all take a lesson from him in layering.

    i love that you photograph people that stand out somehow. people should remember that whether the style in this (or in any) photo pleases someone’s individual style aesthetic is completely subsidiary. that person has just been there, in that place and looked extremely cool.

  85. Django Blonde

    July 7, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Anyone got any information on the hat? Brand? It’s so awesome. I’ve been searching for one just like it.

  86. Martha

    July 7, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    I’m kind of torn on this one…I love the pants, but the top part looks like a hot mess to me ;)

  87. SebastianMx

    July 7, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    I love how the shirt and the jacket looks!!

  88. Denny Wong

    July 7, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Cool~~inspire me how to mix and match, thx anyway :)

  89. Sarah

    July 7, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    He is handsome, he can wear whatever he wants. Its great that this is what he chose. Casual but not lazy.

  90. Xeana

    July 7, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    His style is a slightly disheveled, but it’s cool.


  91. Hannah

    July 7, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    He has his own style. I really admire that.


  92. f.

    July 7, 2012 at 5:51 pm


  93. Edem

    July 7, 2012 at 6:25 pm

  94. CamMi Pham

    July 7, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    nice jacket but he need a trim

  95. Lydzatwit

    July 7, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Very My Morning Jacket-ish. Like.

  96. anonymous

    July 7, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    OK. I bow to the inevitable. I guess he’s hot, he just seems like someone I’ve seen in the ’70′s.

  97. Honeylovechild

    July 7, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    There is something so attractive about this man’s “at one with nature” hair. But my favourite part has got to be the rolled jeans, luv it.

  98. pls

    July 7, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    is D!!! a Time-peacer!! haha

  99. Honeylovechild

    July 7, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    This man is gorg!! But my favourite part has to be the rolled pants, love it

  100. Lance

    July 7, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    You see a lot of this look in Portland, Oregon, USA. Whats this look called in The UK?

  101. eileen

    July 7, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    I. love. this.

    More beards!

  102. S

    July 8, 2012 at 2:59 am

    it’s lovely to see someone project themselves through clothes – there’s his femininity hair & hat, the man’s attention to detail, his masculinity in the choice of jeans and shoes, and all of it seemingly just layered on & casual.
    is he australian?
    v attractive man – sensual is the overall impression
    so different in feel to the italians you’ve photographed
    lovely photo

  103. Cassie Ebs

    July 8, 2012 at 3:06 am

    love his hair. he should use a kitsch hair tie at

  104. Manon

    July 8, 2012 at 7:09 am

  105. marg

    July 8, 2012 at 7:58 am

    great grunge & not obvious look…

    see my own story on:

  106. Cassandra

    July 8, 2012 at 9:24 am

  107. Michelle Lee

    July 8, 2012 at 11:56 am

  108. samantha

    July 8, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    I love it so much


  109. Welovefur

    July 8, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Bellissima foto
    Un bacio

  110. Julie

    July 8, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    You catured his essence…And I totally agree with the Ryan Gosling thing


    July 8, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    I’m seeing a lot of camouflage army jackets burgoning on street style blogs ! It makes me want to check out my local thrift store :)

  112. Ana Bergh

    July 8, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    WOW, what a difference between this post and the previous one. I prefer the former, I am old fashioned

  113. Gian

    July 8, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Way to much beard!!!

    nice pic

    Take care
    Consultant Style Advisor

  114. millerball

    July 8, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    I love this look because its not all contrived and trying too hard. I found my self wondering what it would be like to have a snog with him.

  115. atelier1versa4e

    July 9, 2012 at 6:40 am

    That is so typical londoner. But he looks charismatic, that’s the thing

  116. berenger

    July 9, 2012 at 7:19 am


    ‘Well, apparently everyone here thinks he’s ‘cute’ for London. Think globally. This is basically a costume.’

    Only one person has said he looks ‘cute’ and another – myself – has mentioned London, so far.

    This is not a costume, it is an outstanding example of a men’s style which has been burgeoning in Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds and other Northern UK cities for the past few years.

    Just because this look is not easily recognisable to those outside Scotland and the North of England does not mean it cannot be of global interest. How boring it would be if Scott only ever showed us what we already know?

  117. kvz

    July 9, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    this “beardo” look is getting rather old don’t you think? how long does it take to make one look so put together in that desheveled way…!?

  118. Michael

    July 9, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    The camera doesn’t lie….

  119. Fiona

    July 9, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    This reminds me of a silly poem that my husband of 27 years used to say to me when we were courting in and around this area of London…
    ”When I’m feeling sad and weary and I fear all hope is gone, I walk along high Holborn, ‘n’ think of you with nothing on”

  120. fastculture

    July 10, 2012 at 3:31 am

    Armish army!

  121. Weronika

    July 10, 2012 at 7:47 am

    He reminds me a bit of Ryan Gosling. The outfit is pretty original and I find it coherent and interesting.

  122. Haylee

    July 10, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Suuuuuuper cute!!!!!

  123. Sheryl

    July 10, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Am I the only girl left who appreciates a CLEAN SHAVEN and short haired man?!!!

  124. LoFiGirl

    July 10, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    I agree with KUZ completely!!!!! I hate the beard thing. Clean shaved men = way more sexy!

  125. Andy D4

    July 11, 2012 at 5:38 am

    Looks like a confused Folky hipster who got lost when leaving the East End! Try not to try so hard!

  126. Rhys

    July 11, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    It’s unfortunate that here in Sydney, Australia, only the most pretentious ‘hip’ guys are trying to do this look.. they don’t do it this well though. Other than that, pretty cool guy!

  127. Courtney

    July 12, 2012 at 2:56 am

    whoa, ryan gosling’s hair grew really fast! :p

  128. jessbuurman

    July 12, 2012 at 4:05 am

    Wow jacket, hair , beard every thing is amazing, very nice , thank you so much for posting it!

  129. sara

    July 12, 2012 at 6:58 am

    Gorgeous eyes.

  130. ivan

    July 14, 2012 at 7:08 am

    awesome look and a very beautiful/hot guy :-)

  131. aud olsen

    July 26, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Beautiful man, and vague style. His jeans are either rolled too loosley or folded too narrowly; it looks like heavy biker denim or at least 16 oz. and will probably tear before starting to look good, in a year or so from now. His waistline is hidden, the most interesting trait of this jean, while his zipped cardigan or gillet would have made it stand out, hip or waist equally interesting, especially if it’s cut rather high. His socks are too dark to mediate between the dark denim, the fold/roll and his shoes; boots would probably be good here, and in sharper contrast (colour) to his jeans. The effect of his cardigan and jacket is ruined by his shirt, and his felt hat has no obvious function in this environment, which makes it look like an application for something else. His beauty and youth allows him to dress in most anything, which is both charming and a nive point of style, but his style can come a long way with a little simplification and integration. Love the boy, though.

  132. Nike Air Max 90

    August 9, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Love all this picture, but the picture I prefer is the models in black and white, with the long dress! Very good pictures! Kisses.


    August 12, 2012 at 3:20 am

    this style defines is what I ultimately am. its weird, this is a perfect depiction of style.

  134. Danielle V.

    September 10, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Ohh, I am in love, so sexy!!


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