I know there’s going to be people who hate this and say she’s being too literal or something, but I’d go gay for her. The fits are incredible, the proportions and that hint of mauve and pink…gah, it’s just wicked cool. The cold sunlight is a great touch too, it seems so dissonent. Thank you, nature.
i love the outfit, and i think the scarf adds some femininity and softness to the “hardness” of the biker/punk/tomboy look. however, i can’t help but think how incredibly skinny she is. i would like to think if an average woman with curves wore this outfit, it would be deemed just as stylish as this woman is.
I donâ€™t care if its a boy or a girl, this person is incredibly sexy, confident and mysterious. The peace of paper, The belt thing, The glasses! Ohhh and the boots, (Even the scarf), all seem to have thought behind them. To look hard- or to give a bit of girly softness and mystery.
I don’t know if its a guy or a girl. That’s why I don’t like the look. I will never forgive Hansen for making me think they were chicks in that first music video.
I am pretty sure “martin” is referring to Margiela and those tight pants.
Whomever it is needs to be locked in a grocery store until those pants don’t fit anymore. It is wholly unappealing. The Sartorialist mentioned the importance of silhouette the other day, and this is great contrast that proves his point to me.
Just to avoid getting wrapped up in the negative, I dig the piping on the jacket that seems to match the tint of the lenses.
Now this is androgyny! And the demonstration of how a look can work on both sexes, if necessary. I have to agree with who says he/she is too skinny, no matter what the gender, but this regards her/his health and not his/her look.
There’s a kind of malva reflex on the zippers and the chain, wondering where it comes from.
anon 2:58- Scott wrote “Martin in Midtown” because this boy’s name is Martin. He does modeling and has been featured on the Sartorialist a bunch of times. It seems his gender is always a hot debate, but then again, I think that’s what he’s going for.
The hands, legs and feet look masculine, the face looks feminine (or does it?). “Martin” suggests a male, to me, as I don’t think the shoes are DM’s.
Either way, for me, this is perfection. Androgyny at it’s purest. (See above comments for proof!) The monochrome-with-hint-of-colour look is exactly to my taste. The skinny jeans and belt are perfectly fitted and the the shoes work seamlessly with the pant-length. The layered shirts and bib-tied scarf add softness to an essentially hard look and the chain and glasses add a sense of punkish toughness. I am honestly in love with this. I cannpt fault it. This is a look which is in the true direction of my personal style. How inspiring, thankyou!
To me the icing on the cake is the fact that this person is carrying off such a dark outfit in such bright sunlight. They’re like some kind of sartorial-god beamed down from heaven (or up from hell) for us. Take your pick.
that’s a pretty feminine face. i thought it was a girl with her hair tied back. love the top part of teh outfit, the legs are too skinny for me tho and the shoes too bulbous. not sure if they are doc martins..can’t see the threading.
I’m a fan of the touch of color throughout the outfit that really emphasizes the adrogynity of it. And I enjoy the “positioning” of the chain. Wouldn’t it be subversive to place a lock or a key off the end of the chain right there?
And the weight of the Docs really keep the outfit from floating away. They provide anchor in this outfit. Entertaining shot and outfit, Sart, but definitely not something I would wear.
Love the look. However, I think the scarf overwhelms her. If it was about half that size and showed off the jacket a bit more, that would be perfect. More like an over-sized bandanna. Wallet chain could go too. Other than that, fab.
I don’t understand what’s so special about this, except for the drape of the scarf (which is pretty cool). If you look at this photo without his head, it just looks like another heroin junkie… I mean, I live in Seattle, and except for the fact this guy’s clothes are clean, he looks almost exactly like any of the local junkies.
Though, it’s pretty clear that sart takes photos of pretty faces, instead of always nice outfits. This has been pretty apparent recently.
these comments are really funny. i too thought it was a girl (even after i looked at it enlarged). i was going to say how much i liked “her” elegant ballerina hair with the punk attitude of the clothes. though really there’s no reason why i still can’t say it.
He is almost perfect. I love when men look a little feminine. The jacket and the sunglasses are fantastic. I love the pink zippers on the jacket, which gives it detail. I am usually not a big fan of pink and black together, but in this case it looks good. Doc martens are always a winner and you can never go wrong with skinny black jeans. He makes this look just right. Not to junkie, but enough to make it heroin chic and absolutely gorgeous!
Sart, loooove your site, but this thread is an example of why moderated comments don’t work. In the first round there is confusion then in the second round EVERYBODY needs to answer it. Which gets away from the focus of the site, the clothes.
It’s tough to read a thread when nearly every post is answering the same question.
Are those Dr.Martens? They are a cult classic…next I’m in England I want a pair…even if I never have anything to wear them with. Then again I want a pair of leather riding boots too…decisions, decisions. Anyway, she rocks this look.
People here seem to find almost any outfit great, even if it’s boring, normal or clownish. Well this one’s pretty normal..all black. What is great about it though is the gorgeous scarf/draping and the glasses.
By the way, that boy REAAAALLY looks like a woman…very feminine legs, lips, face shape..and a prominent forehead is also very feminine. I would’ve never guessed it was a guy!!
He is a male. His name is Martin Cohn. He is not gay. He has a girlfriend. Alice Gibb is his girlfriend. He had his very first kiss with Alice Gibb. Alice Gibb had her very first kiss with Martin Cohn. Alice Gibb is a British female model with fiery red hair. Alice Gibb is 6'1" or 6'2" in her bare feet.
He looks so cute, wish I had also such thin legs- awsome!
I like the androgyne look and feel sorry that I’m too tall, too old and too “normal” for such a look, but I’m trying to look a bit like him..
I’m buying clothes that look similar!
I’ve already bougth:
Doc Martins (that look very cool, maybe same as pictured)
All these clothes I’ve gathered all over the world!
Maybe I will post a picture, but, please, don’t laugh… ;-)