Monday, March 10, 2008

On the Street…. Martin In Midtown, Manhattan


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  1. La Terpette

    March 10, 2008 at 9:52 am

    Ultra biker chic. Love her shades and the way she tied that scarf.

  2. Karmander

    March 10, 2008 at 10:17 am

    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.

  3. Anonymous

    March 10, 2008 at 10:24 am

    ooh, love her style, very tough chick-chic, but girl needs a burger.

  4. Anonymous

    March 10, 2008 at 10:30 am

    are those Doc Martens? i was a teenager the last time i put on a pair, and that was back in the grunge 90s…don’t know if i could pull it off in my late 20s. cool look though.

  5. Anonymous

    March 10, 2008 at 10:31 am

    j’adore des lunettes lanvin, malheuresement ils sont difficiles a trouver aux etats unis :(

  6. pretty kitty publishing

    March 10, 2008 at 10:40 am

    The way the scarf is tied adds movement to this constructed look that is so reminiscent of the punk-era. Nice job!

  7. anonymommy

    March 10, 2008 at 10:49 am

    i love love love the glasses!

  8. Carolina Lange

    March 10, 2008 at 10:50 am

    I love this look!

  9. Iheartfashion

    March 10, 2008 at 11:00 am

    I LOVE the skinny leather jacket combined with the loose scarf and ultra-lean silhouette. She looks fantastic!

  10. Anonymous

    March 10, 2008 at 11:18 am

    She looks ‘Pretty Vacant’ Love the scarf, just needs a touch of colour
    for focus

  11. Pandora

    March 10, 2008 at 11:26 am

    To the person in their late 20s: Of course you can still wear Docs. You’re still a spring chicken. I wear my purple ones at age 45 and no one cares.

    Regarding the outfit: The scarf is extremely lame. Looks like a bib.

  12. Christina

    March 10, 2008 at 11:40 am

    um, this is a male.

  13. Anonymous

    March 10, 2008 at 11:45 am

    She’s stunning understated biker-punk. Fashionable underground. Wants to make a statement, softly. Very cute.

    As for Doc Martens, they make them in a wide variety of styles. In my early 40′s, and wearing boots with monk straps; fashionable country.

  14. Anonymous

    March 10, 2008 at 12:07 pm


  15. Anonymous

    March 10, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    very androgynous…
    the person is too skinny, though.

  16. Anonymous

    March 10, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    I really cannot tell if this is a man or a woman.

  17. Carlene

    March 10, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    Just brought out the Doc Martens again, at age 47. I don’t know what got into me, but they look great.

    Anyway, I love this because this little person looks so fragile and so tough.

  18. Anonymous

    March 10, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    Ummm, that’s a guy. Just in case anyone was wondering. I love the look. Very sleek, but I could do without the scarf.

  19. Anonymous

    March 10, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    i was actually just wondering how everyone is tying their scarf like that

  20. Anonymous

    March 10, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    I’m pretty sure this is a man, and not a woman.
    Looks very nice though.

  21. Anonymous

    March 10, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    i think this a boy not a girl, the legs look very masculine thin. maybe swedish or something.

  22. Anonymous

    March 10, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    its actually he not she

  23. Anonymous

    March 10, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    Not sure about the positioning of the ring.

  24. Anonymous

    March 10, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    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.

  25. Anonymous

    March 10, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    this is a man? wut? the face looks really feminine. i’m so confused.

  26. Anonymous

    March 10, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    I don’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.

    My type!

  27. Anonymous

    March 10, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    Unless you have insider information, I have to say this is a female.

    I think Sart’s title Martin in Mid-town is referring to the Doc Martens on her feet.

    You can enlarge the photos you know.

  28. joost

    March 10, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    Docs have different soles. These boots are probably “Grinders”. If I’m correct the’re called Camden Boot – 2 Straps (10 eyelet)

  29. Thom

    March 10, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    His name is Martin Cohn, I assure you he is a male not female. This is his 3rd feature on this site.

  30. Anonymous

    March 10, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    he is a male and his name is martin.

  31. PrĂŞt-Ă -Porter P

    March 10, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    The 2nd time this photo has made my day, and believe me, I really needed it.

    And for everybody else, she is in fact a he on the satorialist here
    and here.

  32. Drew

    March 10, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    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.

  33. Anonymous

    March 10, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    its a boy. martin is his name

  34. Anonymous

    March 10, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    i really like the pairing of the glasses with the scarf. I also really enjoy seeing a wallet chain that isn’t so clique “emo/ goth kid” i enjoyed this look immensely

  35. Anonymous

    March 10, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    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.


  36. winst

    March 10, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    And when you enlarge the photos, it’s clearly a guy. A very, very beautiful guy.

    I love the pink highlights — not sure what’s going on with the wallet chain, and I’m not a fan that it links right to the crotch area, but it’s an interesting touch.

    The scarf is a little bit messy for me, but I don’t mind it actually — I just feel like the jacket is so interesting that I’d love to see what else is going on underneath.

  37. Anonymous

    March 10, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    martin. boy. duh.

  38. ms. swifty

    March 10, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    viva androgyny! man or woman, the outfit is unique and interesting. i love the pink detailing on jacket.

    re: the comments – boxes are for cereal. quelch the NEED for eveyone to nicely fit into pre-approved ones.

  39. Anonymous

    March 10, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    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.

  40. Anonymous

    March 10, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    i think this is a male guys, and hes been photographed before wearing a similarly androgynous look… i really love layered textures in black, and androgyny :P

    also are those cuffs on the ankles, or part of his boots/jeans>

  41. newton_and_darwin

    March 10, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    this is def a guy, the same martin as pictured a while ago. i would assume.. great shot, great style!

  42. Leonore

    March 10, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    Unless I’m wrong this is Martin Cohn, the model (male)? Sart, you’ve posted photos of him before — check December 2006.

    Fantastic look; incredibly sexy.

  43. Anonymous

    March 10, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    To everyone, Martin is referring to HIS name. I have seen him around before and I am quite sure this is not his first time on here.

  44. Anonymous

    March 10, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    to anon 2:58

    his name is MARTIN COHN. he’s a model.

    i know for sure that this is definitely a male. when sart titles it martin, he’s referring to the guy’s name, not the doc martens.

    this is martin in previous posts

    anyway, his look is always amazing and transcends gender.

  45. Eleanor

    March 10, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    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.

  46. Anonymous

    March 10, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    pretty sure those are Frye Veronica Lace Ups and not Doc Martens….to throw a wrench in the argument.

    very interesting shot, Sart!

  47. Jessie H

    March 10, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    this is martin cohn, a male model. he has been featured on this site in the past.

  48. smplysavge

    March 10, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    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.

  49. Pthelionheart

    March 10, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    Wow I love her, Just bought myself a pair of Doc Martens too, but i doubt ill look as good in them. Them wayfarer style glasses are ace too and the scarf.

  50. Anonymous

    March 10, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    This has to be one of my favorite pictures ever. His outfit is truly PERFECT. From the amazing shades to the awesome boots. And of course, that fierce scarf! I LOVE IT!

  51. Anonymous

    March 10, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    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.


  52. Anonymous

    March 10, 2008 at 8:30 pm


    back to the clothes: brilliant.

  53. Maria

    March 10, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    total gorgeous angel from a gothic japanese cartoon: can you get more androgynous

  54. Anonymous

    March 10, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    he/she looks cool. pale skin, slick hair, interesting placement of chain to belt center… sort of displaced… intention for chain to be visible from front.

  55. costanza

    March 10, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    it’s a guy. I remember a beautiful photo with him (martin) few months ago, on a graffiti wall.

  56. MEL

    March 10, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    I own those shoes, they are Junya Watanabe. They are very much like Grinders, Doc Martins tougher brother. I love this girl.

  57. Anonymous

    March 10, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    This is MALE MODEL named Martin Cohn. He’s a boy, an American boy.

  58. FOUNDfashion

    March 10, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    proto punk modern dress

  59. Anonymous

    March 10, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    After checking out Flickr I can see that it doesn’t make any difference to him.

    He’s just fetishly skinny.

  60. Eunice

    March 10, 2008 at 11:10 pm


  61. Aitch

    March 10, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    Oh Joost,

    How clever of you to pinpoint the boots so well.

    Way to be an individualist!

    (Does it really matter just one tiny bit?)

  62. Anonymous

    March 10, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    Can tell the gender let alone the provenance of the boots.

  63. LeWak

    March 10, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    i LOVE him
    everytime you shoot him he’s brilliant!

  64. Anonymous

    March 10, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    i really love this look! can someone tell me the brand of the sunglasses?

  65. Anonymous

    March 11, 2008 at 12:17 am

    Does anyone know who makes those shades? Been looking for an oversized wayfarer looking ones just like that for the longest time!

  66. Somers

    March 11, 2008 at 12:28 am

    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.

  67. pretty kitty publishing

    March 11, 2008 at 12:32 am

    I have to say, I’m chuckling at all of the posts regarding this model’s gender.

    Have we forgotten that many adolescents have a genderlessness about them that is a true reminder of our common fragility?

  68. Edith

    March 11, 2008 at 12:50 am

    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.

  69. Montgomery

    March 11, 2008 at 2:39 am

    Perfect. Black and White. Hair is fantastic and the background is so interestingly icy. Future biker?

  70. Anonymous

    March 11, 2008 at 3:04 am

    ~punk princess~

  71. Anonymous

    March 11, 2008 at 3:09 am

    i love this outfit! and who makes those sunglasses?

  72. UES boy

    March 11, 2008 at 3:11 am

    This is exactly how he dressed everyday in highschool. Good to see ya, man.

  73. Anonymous

    March 11, 2008 at 5:45 am

    Wonderfull!! But she’s way too skinny.

  74. Anonymous

    March 11, 2008 at 6:46 am

    lucky legs

  75. Anonymous

    March 11, 2008 at 11:25 am

    martin may or may not be the most beautiful boy i’ve ever seen

  76. Luciernaka

    March 11, 2008 at 12:15 pm


  77. Anonymous

    March 11, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    Punx not dead! Indeed, it seems to be alive and well as a classic look. Strange, how a look that was once so jarring and rebellious can be so clean and sleek.

    I love the meld of feminine and masculine beauty in the face of this lovely young person. Androgyny always catches the eye, so it is wonderful to play with.

    Very nice to see this photo!

  78. aml

    March 11, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    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.

  79. Anonymous

    March 11, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    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!

  80. Anonymous

    March 11, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    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.

  81. Anonymous

    March 11, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Crazy fly. I love that he’s wearing that balenciaga jacket also.

  82. joost

    March 11, 2008 at 4:08 pm


    The exact type of boots do not matter I suppose (I’d always prefer 14 eye highs without the buckles and in a more matte kind of leather ;)

    The pair Martin is wearing are a limited edition though. Individuality guaranteed :)

    About the look: I really like the drainpipe jeans -especially when everybody still seems to be running around with flares- and the jacket in combination with a neutral good quality shawl.

    Squatter dress code in Europe would dictate this to be the obligatory keffiyeh and perhaps a hoody. IMHO the combination of jacket & boots would also work with ‘baggy trouwsers’..

  83. Anonymous

    March 11, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    love this.

  84. zdarlight

    March 12, 2008 at 12:55 am

    the pink detail on the jacket is so delightful! he looks perfect in it :)

  85. David

    March 12, 2008 at 6:03 am

  86. fashionholic

    March 12, 2008 at 6:42 am

    great style.. right up my alley!

  87. Anonymous

    March 12, 2008 at 8:42 am

    Great clothes and acc but far too skinny to look really good though…

  88. Casper Odschild

    March 12, 2008 at 10:07 am

    Fantastic outfit, he is truly good at androgyn looks. Tres cool

  89. Anonymous

    March 12, 2008 at 1:54 pm

  90. Anonymous

    March 12, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    Sunglasses are Grey Ant, I believe. Gorgeous.

  91. Isis

    March 13, 2008 at 1:02 am

    Very Serious but stylish.

  92. Anonymous

    March 13, 2008 at 1:07 am

    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.

  93. David

    March 13, 2008 at 6:19 am

    those glasses actually are lanvin way shiners

    and no gray ants ;)


  94. Christine von Helm

    March 14, 2008 at 12:19 am

    she rocks!!! amazing outfit.
    cool jacket, cool scarf, cool boots, cool shades. i love it.

  95. Lea

    March 14, 2008 at 9:06 am

    Martin Cohn @ DNA Models

    too damn hip!

  96. Anonymous

    March 14, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    this is not punk this is fashion
    and very cheesy..look at the belt buckle need i say more.

    one step above hot topic.

  97. Rachael

    March 15, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    I don’t think I can bear to see another outfit like this. So common, so boring. It’s got every current fashion cliche all in one. She looks good, but interesting enough for a fashion blog? Come on.

  98. The Sartorialist

    March 16, 2008 at 12:48 am

    Come on Rachael – she is a he
    maybe that makes it interesting enough for a fashion blog

  99. Anonym

    March 17, 2008 at 9:46 am

    HE looks like Freja Beha (a model)
    Love the shades!:)

  100. Anonymous

    March 17, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    really cool outfit but she ist too thin…

  101. Anonymous

    March 17, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    I guess people just don’t read the other comments.

  102. Anonymous

    March 21, 2008 at 11:03 am

    actually i don´t like that biker style but she did a very good job her scarf

  103. isaac

    March 21, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    HE has amazing hair. he reminds me of some child actor whose name has escaped me..

    i love how the keychain is so nonchalantly slipped onto the beltbuckle, and how the dimensions of both play against one another..

    also, zips and chain coordinate so nothing looks out of place. even the lenses of the shades echo the tone without matching.. ace.


    March 24, 2008 at 7:42 am

    Cool. Swedish Look-A-Like.

    Like these androgyn, skinny figures? Welcome to Stockholm!!! Södermalm is just full of guys looking like him.

    Genes were nice with Scandinavians!

  105. Anonymous

    May 1, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    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!!

  106. Anonymous

    September 22, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    this is so me

  107. Anonymous

    July 2, 2009 at 8:36 am

    funny how everyone keeps saying SHE lol its a guy geez. a very hot guy.

  108. Lee O.

    November 3, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    he's got style

  109. Anonymous

    September 30, 2010 at 2:23 am

    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.

  110. Michael Stevens

    November 9, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    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)
    Skinny Jeans
    2 Carabine’s
    black scarf
    leather-jacket (custom-made!!!)
    All these clothes I’ve gathered all over the world!
    Maybe I will post a picture, but, please, don’t laugh… ;-)

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