Sunday, November 26, 2006

On The Street…..Mixed Proportion, Manhattan

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  1. jkrnyc

    November 26, 2006 at 10:45 am

    No, no, no, no, no, no, no! What a horrible sight – and on a Sunday morning, too! Hate the clothes/look. And the hair!!!

  2. Butch

    November 26, 2006 at 11:21 am

    This works, down to the neck thang with pendent that echos the “V” of the sweater opening.

    Still, it seems rumpled and, perhaps, forced, even though fundamentally improvisatory….

  3. Ilona

    November 26, 2006 at 11:28 am

    don’t like the boots, REALLY don’t like the cross… just not doing it for me. think the grunge revival looks better on women…

  4. Anonymous

    November 26, 2006 at 11:45 am

    I love the whole assemble: the narrow pants with the boots and the big cardigan. The tousled hair and accessories are so sexy in a very relaxed way. It all looks so fresh and spontaneous…I want to chat with him.

  5. Lina

    November 26, 2006 at 12:35 pm

    Wow, I think I’m in love!

  6. Alessandro

    November 26, 2006 at 12:50 pm

    I love the relaxed fit of the cardigan.

    The best proportion play in this look is his hair.

  7. Style Scout

    November 26, 2006 at 2:13 pm

    His hair and the boots are my favorite things in this shot.

  8. marie

    November 26, 2006 at 2:17 pm

    How come he did not fix his hair? The look is great except for the messy hair.

  9. Ale Carvalho - Lain

    November 26, 2006 at 2:26 pm

    coolllllllllllll

  10. derek

    November 26, 2006 at 2:30 pm

    this does not work, reminds me of university… over sized ‘comfortable’ jumpers & big mugs of coffee

  11. D. Kay

    November 26, 2006 at 3:18 pm

    Depends on what your intentions are. Wonderful display of individualism, though.

  12. L

    November 26, 2006 at 3:33 pm

    Lovely!

  13. Anonymous

    November 26, 2006 at 3:36 pm

    I’m not really sure why this guy is here…………..

  14. Anonymous

    November 26, 2006 at 5:07 pm

    i like his hair and the bottom half. but the cardigan is messy

  15. Anonymous

    November 26, 2006 at 6:05 pm

    I have been following this blog for quite a while but it is this photo that jolted me up. If this is style then most of my coworkers from the “durbs” will give this guy a run for his money. He looks dirty, unkempt and utterly like your typical slovenly roommate – a person that likes to borrow off clothes because he cannot afford his own. Everything is out mode here, in other words he looks like a slob.

  16. Anonymous

    November 26, 2006 at 6:13 pm

    There are times I really wish you could get comments from your subjects about their outfits. This is one of those times.

  17. Anonymous

    November 26, 2006 at 6:32 pm

    Sorry, I hate this. Men should look like men. This guy is not sexy. No precious discussion of proportion can convince me otherwise.

  18. graham

    November 26, 2006 at 6:32 pm

    i like the look though the hair is a little too new-age synth artist for me. and I loathe the proliferation of rosarys as a fashion item…

  19. kiarella

    November 26, 2006 at 6:48 pm

    Very mix and don’t match!

  20. Anonymous

    November 26, 2006 at 7:02 pm

    This looks so much more modern to me than what is being marketed to me these days as modern. It’s gutsy, it’s clean, it’s fresh and it’s individual, like it or not and I do like it. But my question is this (since I have always dressed pretty much according to instinct): when you folks in the fashion industry start talking about proportions, what on earth are you talking about??? Please tell me, like you were telling a man from Mars because that is how little I understand. I.E., the proportion of his hair to what??? His boots? Please be really specific but in a way that I can apply universally to ensembles because this is a mystery to me the way you fashion people speak. By the way, lovely blog. Above all you celebrate the human spirit and the way some seem to find life an event and celebrate it even after all they must cope with. Your love and respect for people really comes across. Rock on.

  21. Anonymous

    November 26, 2006 at 8:02 pm

    Needs a haircut.

  22. molly

    November 26, 2006 at 8:08 pm

    love it! love tthe boots-pants

  23. Anonymous

    November 26, 2006 at 8:11 pm

    excellent hair.

  24. vintagent

    November 26, 2006 at 8:12 pm

    I like that he’s used all the elements seen this year on the runway – Dries van Noten, Dior, etc – with cardigans, skinny pants, boots; but he’s played with scale and made the look his own. Definitely not following the herd, yet moving parallel. And thank god for that hair! Thanks Sart for showing Others.

  25. Anonymous

    November 26, 2006 at 8:58 pm

    In many of these comments people define style by how neat and groomed somebody is, but is that IT?
    Come on!, cologne, bags and ties when labels and money are not flashing? Like suits and expensive shoes are the answer to adult life. That is why most likely the offended are in the consumer world whereas the offenders are fine by being themselves and maybe even setting trends.

  26. Anonymous

    November 26, 2006 at 9:02 pm

    seems he thinks he’s much more on top of his appearance than he actually is. and its definitely not improvised- dime a dozen “i look like i know nothing, therefore i am sexy” except that knowing nothing here translates into frump.
    -ATWR

  27. Anonymous

    November 27, 2006 at 12:00 am

    So if he was a girl, the adventure of playing with hair and proportions will be fine? Can people even see how fashion plays in cultural gender constructs and how those determine the degree of progressiveness on a given place…?

    He is HOT! like all tousled hair guys and girls are. Maybe many fail to see how the world moves forward thanks to long haired individuals.

  28. Lit

    November 27, 2006 at 1:55 am

    Thank you Vintagent for educating most of the commentators thus far. I’m not one to say that the latest trends are everything but don’t call the guy a slob when he’s wearing the latest trends, because then it is clearly deliberate and in fact he knows whats what. If anything, the studied eye could say he’s trying too hard to achieve the look. But heck, I think he does add some individuality to it and pulls it off quite well.

    Suprised by the number of negative comments by the way, very unlike this blog.

  29. Stacy (LA, CA)

    November 27, 2006 at 2:16 am

    He’s certainly relaxed and confident … But it’s either an individualist take on runway trends (see Vintagent’s comment), or just some ill-fitting thrift store clothes haphazardly thrown together in a way that works. The hair is clearly 1970′s retro.

    Sart, I know you’re throwing this one in to stir things up a bit. After all, what good would it be if every photo was Paris Vogue quality, generating a uniform chorus of oohs and ahhs? This is so much more interesting. :)

  30. Anonymous

    November 27, 2006 at 2:55 am

    Yes this is a nice blog.

    The problem with his outfit is that he tucks his pants into the boots, and that’s a tad effeminate. otherwise nice sweater.

  31. Anonymous

    November 27, 2006 at 5:00 am

    somehow this guy makes me think of Michael Bolton ………. and that’s not a good thing ……

  32. Anonymous

    November 27, 2006 at 5:15 am

    Friendly, neat, and approachable. This says, “I care about my appearance, but I leave room for you.” Some looks while seemingly beyond criticism never really allow you close. He carries himself regally. He looks like a good prince.

    I know if I asked this guy, (and I am not from New York), where the subway was, he would not only tell me, he would care that I got there safely.

    Some looks say, I care about me to the exclusion of you. This look says, I care about me, but I care about you, too.

  33. Anonymous

    November 27, 2006 at 6:47 am

    Think I recognize this guy. He works in the cool/funky store in Soho called Character formerly known as Kariktar. Can anyone confirm?

  34. The Sartorialist

    November 27, 2006 at 7:06 am

    for Lit
    you’re right there were a few more negative comments on this post but most on them did not seem like personal attacks on him so I let them pass – I think it made for a good discussion.

    Moderating a blog like this is a very fine line.

  35. Anonymous

    November 27, 2006 at 8:05 am

    NO!

  36. Butch

    November 27, 2006 at 8:06 am

    A question to anon 6:32, who states that men should dress like men: exactly how is that? Exactly.

  37. Catherine

    November 27, 2006 at 5:27 pm

    My god, why is everyone so upset? Because he’s not wearing a three piece bespoke suit? It’s not a groundbreaking look, but it’s no worse than all those hipster girls the Sart likes posting all the time! You want to be offended by a saggy cardigan? Look at that beige girl from a few days ago! Why hasn’t he combed his hair? Because he doesn’t work in a bank, and because he likes it curlyu and wild and kinda rock n roll…
    I’m really surprised by the narrow minded reaction here, very unlike the usual…

  38. Anonymous

    November 27, 2006 at 7:16 pm

    The hair…needs a little product or a trim. It’s too much a a fro for my taste. I dig the rest of the outfit.

  39. Anonymous

    November 28, 2006 at 2:23 am

    I know this guy. Incredibly appealing and charismatic in person…and usually has a good look pulled together.

  40. Anonymous

    November 28, 2006 at 4:01 am

    ITA with Maria’s (at Midnight) and Catherine’s posts. The strange gendered double-standard expressed here makes no sense to me. The ragamuffin look is great for women but horrible for men? As for not looking “sexy,” who cares. I certainly don’t get dressed each day hoping to appear sexy to anyone.

  41. Anonymous

    November 28, 2006 at 8:53 pm

    He reminds of all the boys I love…this is such a sydney look to me, most of my guy friends started this…very ksubi inspired…I love the new take on this graphic, very purposeful’devil may care’ subtley high class streetwear…its crazy hot. And this guy wears it well in his attitude and his hair.

  42. kaja

    November 30, 2006 at 4:47 pm

    LOVE the look! it creates such a great silhouette with the tight pants and “sloutchy” shoes and cardigan. Envy!

  43. Anonymous

    December 6, 2006 at 10:39 pm

    I just adore this look on a guy!

  44. Anonymous

    January 11, 2007 at 10:42 am

    Ohh! I love this look!! Jaja the bad thing is that it’s too hard to me to understand all the commentaries and what they say …!! If you were putting blogs in Spanish it would be perfect!!

  45. Anonymous

    January 28, 2007 at 9:07 am

    hrrrr…I’m in love, too

  46. Liluko

    March 2, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Relaxed. This guy has style.

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