Friday, April 3, 2009

On the Street……In the Shadows, NYC


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  1. Cassiopeia

    April 3, 2009 at 9:55 am

    Perfect! The burgundy with all the browns is just Breathtaking! :-D


  2. Alice Olive

    April 3, 2009 at 9:58 am

    What a beautiful shot. The light is stunning.

  3. Dissolved Girl

    April 3, 2009 at 10:01 am

    Love it.

  4. Anonymous

    April 3, 2009 at 10:08 am

    Wowowowoweee! Great colors, great snarl. Love it!

  5. Sid Watal

    April 3, 2009 at 10:14 am

    The cardigan and jacket … Dude looks COOOOOOLLLLLLLL.

  6. Anonymous

    April 3, 2009 at 10:18 am

    This is so lovely! The little hints of his red shirt are perfect! And there’s something so mysterious in his face.

  7. Janne

    April 3, 2009 at 10:22 am

    Could have been a Rembrandt painting from 2009. Beautiful.

  8. The Concrete Commentator

    April 3, 2009 at 10:23 am

    great photo, and I love the color of his suit…the cardigan is great…I want to see that scarf on him.

  9. Hadley Gets Crafty

    April 3, 2009 at 10:26 am

    So Dickensian. Like, in the best way ever!

  10. -h

    April 3, 2009 at 10:27 am


  11. Jules

    April 3, 2009 at 10:40 am

    This ensemble is so refreshing! I wish more men dressed like this in the states. I would marry him on the spot haha

  12. Anonymous

    April 3, 2009 at 10:45 am

    This would be great, if the jacket fit.

  13. Anonymous

    April 3, 2009 at 10:49 am

    Oh wow; beautiful photo and beautiful suit ensemble. I’m adding this to my “ideas for how to make suits less boring to me.” I’m a woman who has to wear them yet doesn’t like them very much, so I will try this contrasting button down shirt layered under tonal yet still substantially different color sweater vest/cardigan on myself and see how it goes.

  14. suzanne nelson

    April 3, 2009 at 10:54 am

    gorgeous photo, great light, i love his expression! He has beautiful hair too. Janne is right, it has a Rembrandt quality. Are brown suits coming back ? If they are lovely shades of nut brown and as sharply cut as this one i welcome that. The burgundy jersey and the scarf add individuality and character.

  15. Bri

    April 3, 2009 at 10:59 am

    Gosh, that is just amazing. I love colors, scarf looks great wth that suit, I have no doubts. And I just love cardigan buttons. Brilliant.

  16. Katerina

    April 3, 2009 at 11:04 am

    great shoot,
    great sense of style!

  17. Dan in Richmond

    April 3, 2009 at 11:09 am

    “Could have been a Rembrandt painting…”- I thought of Caravaggio- beautiful shot.

  18. Anonymous

    April 3, 2009 at 11:20 am

    I truly forgot to breathe when I first saw this photo…the composition, light, subject …. absolutely breathtaking. & I can't seem to stop going back to it. Thank you for doing what you do

  19. princess glee

    April 3, 2009 at 11:29 am

    He looks great in all his melancholy angst.


    April 3, 2009 at 11:32 am

    Fantastic suit, with lovely cut, colour, and material, matched perfectly with the burgundy cardigan and pink shirt. It suits him so well.

    And I even like the scarf!

  21. Christopher Kalie

    April 3, 2009 at 11:33 am

    oh god – this is pretty much the standard boy about town look in korea. boring!

  22. diane

    April 3, 2009 at 11:44 am

    Love that fabric, heaven. xo

  23. Anonymous

    April 3, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    wicked sweet proportions and colors.

  24. SteveO6290

    April 3, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    this is awesome
    btw…I saw Scott in SoHo yesterday…be jealous!

  25. Anonymous

    April 3, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    yo me apunto al caravaggiostyle. se parece al diseñador español Josep FONT

  26. noel

    April 3, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    the portrait is great, evocative of nyc, circa 1930′s

  27. Anonymous

    April 3, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    I thought Rembrandt too. The shade on the face.

  28. Anonymous

    April 3, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    Love burngundy with pink, I do this a lot.

  29. Anonymous

    April 3, 2009 at 1:35 pm


  30. Ruhvana and Flanelli

    April 3, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    He wears that suit so well, it looks amazing. It fits so perfectly!

  31. Anonymous

    April 3, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Just look at the exposed cuff! A little bit of the pink shirt a little bit of the cranberry cardigan. Perfect. I want this look. I’m a cardigan fool.

  32. Anonymous

    April 3, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Uh, that jacket is way too tight (pinching of fabric at the buttoning point). And too short (both in length and in the sleeve, but I guess that’s what the people love nowadays). Nice colors though (and great light).

  33. Made To Measure NY

    April 3, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    Love the tailoring on this suit jacket as well as the peak lapels. The pink and cranberry are such a nice combo under the brown. One wonders why there is the absence of le pocket square. Unless he’s holding an extra large one in his left hand. ;)

  34. A4

    April 3, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    The colours are of course very beautiful. All the more shame about the fit of the suit. It is clearly too narrow in the waist and too short in the sleeve. That x-shaped pull of the fabric is an eyesore.
    A real pity..

  35. Anonymous

    April 3, 2009 at 2:38 pm


  36. Anonymous

    April 3, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    you can get that suit for cheap in NYC’s Korea town

  37. Piernicola

    April 3, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    Un véritable dandy

  38. dreamcrusher

    April 3, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    i just love the warm colors!

  39. Words Between the Spaces

    April 3, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Love the lighting on this photo. Also like the burgundy sweater with the brown.

  40. CW

    April 3, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    The fit of this olive suit is the problem. It is too tight. The sleeves may be proportioned for French cuffs. However, many men do have one arm longer than the other. Any decent tailor can make the changes on the sleeves. As far as the jacket goes, the side seams as well as the back vent seam can be let out. I think this guy needs 2-2.5 inches let out for proper fit.

  41. Corwin

    April 3, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    I wanna see his shoes!

  42. Vj , Messy, Ned, Jacko,Veej

    April 3, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    I HAD to comment on this one- he is beautiful but that LIGHT! Oh my, Scott you have positively nailed this shot. love.

  43. anonwomen

    April 3, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    The richness of light, colour and texture is really stunning – I love it

  44. Matt Fox

    April 3, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    Perfection. Great photo!

  45. Anonymous

    April 3, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    A perfect photo, if not a perfect fit. Beautiful tones in this photo, Scott.

  46. mel bomba

    April 3, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    who cares about the clothes, that photo is amazing!

  47. Anonymous

    April 3, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    exquisite…tonal harmony…subtlety and proportion, haven’t seen anything quite so inspiring in ages… though I’m curous to see how he wears his scarf…

  48. theselvedgeyard

    April 3, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    That jacket isn’t even close to fitting properly.

    I must be getting old.

  49. aLvin.

    April 3, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    i just love those buttons and the colors look so rich.
    very handsome man he is. his eyes are so innocent yet i look at his lips and see abit of a menacing smirk.

  50. ahm

    April 3, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    I used to hate that fit for jackets, but I think it’s great. You have to be rail thin to wear it though. He looks terrific.

  51. Rita

    April 3, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Wow! Absolutely striking photograph. Very inspiring!

  52. desertwind

    April 3, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    What a beautiful photo, Sart.

    It’s an Edward Hopper painting, fer sure.

  53. Eleanor

    April 3, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    this is so beautiful. really inspiring on so many levels: layering, tone, texture. even though i wouldn’t wear this out fit per se, it is a wonderful example of how to think about tailored dressing in general. chic, concise, charming. thank you.

  54. Anonymous

    April 3, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    I like the fit of this mans suit. Too many men wear suits that are slightly too large and they end up looking like the manilla folders they’re invariably carrying.

  55. seawallrunner

    April 3, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    love the chiaroscuro in the image. lovely colours. intriguing man. the blackberry gives it away as 2009, but the mood is centuries earlier.

    yes the jacket is too small. but that is the look. that is his look.

  56. New

    April 4, 2009 at 12:10 am

    This man is not wearing his suit too small. It’s a deliberate style choice and it doesn’t work for everyone. It does work admirably for him, and the fact that it’s fashionable at the moment shouldn’t be held against him.

    I dress myself by preference in suits with a roomier fit than this, but this man is evidence that the skinny suit can and does look good. It’s really the masses of salarymen wearing suits with sleeves going down to their thumbs that are the problem.

  57. Daisy

    April 4, 2009 at 2:12 am

    ahhh wow, this is perfect. that coat is golden, I love it with that sexy sweater.

    oh, everythig just melts…amazing

  58. catherine

    April 4, 2009 at 2:26 am

    interesting jacket and shadow/light pic. Great mood.

  59. ellastica

    April 4, 2009 at 2:43 am

    christopher niquet?!?

  60. Anonymous

    April 4, 2009 at 3:09 am

    chiaroscuro a la caravaggio. great picture…give us more!!!!

  61. Anonymous

    April 4, 2009 at 4:14 am

    This shot is crossing time barriers. Rembrandt, the tight fit of jacket of Chaplin´s little tramp, the renessaince coloring, the scarf of the 19th century peasant woman. Congratulations.
    That perhaps makes it so totally of today.

  62. Anonymous

    April 4, 2009 at 4:23 am

    that photo is phenomenal

  63. Anonymous

    April 4, 2009 at 4:44 am

    Different suits for different body types – i like tight, narrow cut suits on young, skinny adolescent types. British actor Bill Nighy also wears his custom made suits on the narrow side and looks great; but you need a different cut if you’re broad and muscular. The same for women, not every girl looks good in body-con styles and I would love to wear Stella McCartney’s slouchy boyfriend jackets or any of Yohji Yamamoto’s deconstructed sculptural garments but they drown me. All clothes aren’t for every body (sorry-terrible grammar!). sometimes we have to be content to look and admire them on other people.

  64. raul b

    April 4, 2009 at 6:02 am

    i would like 2 see him wearing that scarf..

  65. Esmoquin room

    April 4, 2009 at 7:37 am

    I LOVE this look. And the scarf it’s great!!!!

    I love your new section in GQ Spain.


  66. J.A.F.

    April 4, 2009 at 9:04 am

    I really want that scarf! Great palette.

  67. cami falcĂŁo

    April 4, 2009 at 11:50 am

    everything is perfect, the outfit, the light, the colors, the model…love it all.

  68. Anonymous

    April 4, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    I love the cardigan! beautiful!

  69. sahar/esfandiari

    April 4, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Chuck Bass much?

  70. A4

    April 4, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    I disagree with some of the previous comments: one thing is to go for a narrower, structured look (Huntsman, of Savile Row, for example, are famous for it),another thing is to be wearing something that evidently does not fit.

    This is obviously judging by very classic criteria, but if the jacket is well-cut or adjusted to the body of the wearer, nothing should be puling as excessively as it does in this otherwise very beautiful photo.

  71. Anonymous

    April 4, 2009 at 1:38 pm


  72. travelbug

    April 4, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    Kudos to the photographer and photoshop color balancer!

    Totally magnificent colors! The wine red does exist in the olive — what genius! The pink shirt is beyond brilliant!

    The other color story, represented in the scarf, also totally works — and even with the red/pink concept.

    Really, really smart!!

    The cut of the trouser is perfect. Who knew trousers could be sexy!!

  73. Michael Singer

    April 4, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    Apart from fashion – what i like most in your photos is the quality of light. This is another wonderful example. Thanks for sharing!

  74. Anonymous

    April 4, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    cheap suit (as mentioned above) or not, he’s working it. I’m tall and thin myself and most thriftstore clothing is still cut for the shorter and wider so sleeves are often shy of my wrist. so,perhaps his jacket is a bit small but I don’t think that’s an accident.

    my only question is, what’s with the sour puss?

  75. zuccotto

    April 4, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    Gorgeous photo.

    The jacket’s too small. (I don’t care what is ‘in’.)

  76. Anonymous

    April 4, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    it may well be a perfect fit without the cardigan. maybe he was just a little cold that day.

  77. Brendan

    April 5, 2009 at 12:09 am

    Wow… great style… Colours rock. that scarf is to die for. hand crafted textured and subtly coloured for maximum luxury appeal, then he added the merlot cardigan and soft pink shirt. who cares that the jackets a little to short in the sleeve? it allows so much more colour to show through, Instantly you have a look that says ‘I wear my moods!’

  78. Adelaidean

    April 5, 2009 at 1:27 am

    The quality of light is stunning. Work of art, Scott.

    The outfit is also very sophisticated in construction. The Mediterranean tones are beautiful — really, olive and wine are natural partners. The textures look equally scrumptious.

    As for the fit, I suspect the fabric of the jacket and the stance of the subject may account for some of the perceived tightness. In any case, for me, it doesn’t detract for what is an altogether very handsome fellow.

  79. Jack Daniel

    April 5, 2009 at 5:57 am

    A beautiful mix of beautiful cloths.

  80. eloise in berlin

    April 5, 2009 at 10:47 am

    oooh so beautifully elegant and understated – what a stylish man! Love the fit of his suit… quite perfect!

  81. Jeanne

    April 5, 2009 at 10:51 am

    This is absolutely perfect.
    I love the colours, the guy is very handsome and the whole picture has that mysterious, almost magical thing around it…

    Great work, I personally think this is one of your best photo’s!

  82. Anonymous

    April 5, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    it’s not a suit, the pants and jacket do not match. am I being petty? the terms mean something, don’t they?

  83. Anonymous

    April 5, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    Sart continues on his closet shopping spree with Christopher Niquet , the stylist .

  84. harps

    April 5, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    very handsome, both the outfit and the man.

  85. Anonymous

    April 5, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    the peaked lapels, the showing of the cardigan at the wrtist….no no no, everything else is good

  86. travelbug

    April 6, 2009 at 1:23 am

    The two color stories here. It occurred to me today that one was for Spring and the other for Fall — showing that this “green” color works for both seasons.

  87. Anonymous

    April 6, 2009 at 5:18 am

    Great look, but too tight that Coat…

  88. Anonymous

    April 6, 2009 at 10:42 am

    His jacket is straining to meet the added requirements of the sweater and his slim physique. The sweater would have been better if it was a thin pullover (very thin). One must make an occasional sacrifice to pull off a stunning color combination (we have all done it, and learned with our mistakes). As always, the subject is the main focus, but the lighting and background are employed in concert to make the perfect look. Great, Sart.

  89. Will_B

    April 6, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    yep, his Christopher Niquet… he’s a stylist :)

  90. Anonymous

    April 6, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Great colors and an ok fit. The jacket is not a disaster as some have stated. The sleeves are a tad short, but it’s consistent with the jacket length. You can also see he’s intentionally pulled the shirt and cardigan sleeves lower on his wrist then they would normally fall, overemphasizing the sleeve shortness. The jacket is slim and maybe a tad too tight but with the thick cardigan under, it looks way too tight. It’s an acceptable sacrifice in the name of color experimentation. If the jacket always fit with a cardigan, then it would look loose without one. The jacket might be a bit too short, but again, it’s more in fashion currently, makes him look taller, and opens an option of wearing it as a separate….

  91. Anonymous

    April 6, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    gorgeous shot

  92. Sarah

    April 6, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    The scarf just tops everything off. Great colors.

  93. Anonymous

    April 7, 2009 at 8:28 am

    By itself, I can’t stand burgandy. It reminds me of a bad hotel lobby in the early 80′s. But this guy really pulls it off with the other colors, especially the brown. Good show!! I won’t be wearing it though…..

  94. Sander

    April 7, 2009 at 11:52 am

    The combination of colors is brilliant. His suit however is not. The jacket is way too tight, look at the fabric next to the button! Furthermore the shoulders are substancially padded. For what reason?

  95. Ghostboy2112

    April 7, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    Absolutely fantastic outfit. Perfectly executed and great colour combination.

  96. premsone

    April 7, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Great color palate!

  97. Ko

    April 7, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Perfect color combination!

  98. Anonymous

    April 8, 2009 at 11:47 am

    Haven’t we seen this chap before? Most often walking his dog. A completely different look here but one that suits him just as well.

  99. Caspar

    April 8, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    OK, so the jacket is a little small – but the point is, he really nails this look, and that shirt and cardigan look beautiful together. Lovely colours.

  100. sandra z.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    amazing colors….he looks soooo at ease and comfortable in that suit…very sexy.

  101. Anonymous

    April 10, 2009 at 6:36 am

    talk about chiaroscuro :)

  102. thomas

    April 10, 2009 at 5:19 pm


  103. kayWARD

    April 10, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    There is such a painterly quality to this photograph; I felt compelled to pause and look for the frame. Exquisite shot, and the subject matter sure doesn’t hurt.

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    April 11, 2009 at 4:56 am

    Nice Pic

  105. donna AND navaz

    April 11, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Excellent scarf/suit coordination!

  106. Zolie*

    April 12, 2009 at 7:08 am

    My first visit on your website and ho, my first emotion. Just look like a paint. So beautiful.

  107. Anonymous

    April 13, 2009 at 1:17 am

    this photo is HOT! its warm and sexy and love that the suits a wee tight!!!

  108. Anonymous

    October 31, 2009 at 7:57 am

    One pair of spectacles away from Harry Potter.

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    January 19, 2010 at 2:01 am

    Beautiful Picture.

  110. Anonymous

    January 28, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    I think I'm a bit in love with him :)

  111. Office Cleaning Seattle

    March 21, 2010 at 4:57 am

    Lovely Pictures.

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