I don't know. He always looks the same: same silhouette, same sleeves; I bet his pants were a little short at the ankle and he wasn't wearing socks. It looks good, but a bit unvarying. Maybe it's just a case of him knowing what suits him (which it clearly does) and sticking with it.
Cool look! Amazing how a flat-weave can change the look of a polo shirt so much – love it. I also like the detail of the turned out waistband, although it doesn't help the 'hang' of the trousers. Great shades too.
Oh Sart, after some inspirational "real people caught on the streets" shots in Australia, you're back to months-old shots of fashion folk. It's snowing in Paris (and New York) right now, please show us some stylish inspiration when most of us are "folks dressed up like Eskimos!"
it's really about his enormous sex appeal much more than fashion. do you remember when you once posted the photo of a shirtless man and there was a rather heated discussion of whether beauty should be the focus of your blog or just fashion?? well, you have shown us mr. cortina wearing just a t-shirt. and while undoubtedly we could wax academic about the fact that he knows how to wear one artfully, i strongly doubt that that is what keeps drawing us (and you) to pictures of him…
What a great shot of a cool look. Five years since I,ve touched a cigarette, and I still smoke in my dreams on occasion. I'll dream about it tonight, oh dear. I hate to admit a cigarette can set of a look. When is the Sartorialist going to visit sunny Scotland. You definitely will not being having breakfast al fresco here in December. Happy Holidays.
I think there should be a page devoted to just Mr. Cortina…
He's pure timeless, relaxed elegance and refinement: He could easily be transplanted to the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and never look out of place. I'm sure that there are people that would find that boring because they need the latest look, but with Mr. Cortina, I'm impressed by the person, the man– not the fashion.
I don't think some of you guys commenting on the outfits not varying realize it's not just about the clothes, it's the surroundings, the way they present themselves. Think more about the photograph, not the outfit.
"To everyone who thinks the cigarette is "garbage": This is Paris, everyone smokes. Plus, i think the cigarette contributes greatly to this classy look."
Cigarette smoking is both obnoxious and unhealthy. If you find it to be somehow "chic," either in Paris or Demoines, you're clearly a fashion victim. There was a time when "everyone" killed Jews. When "everyone" owned slaves. When "everyone" repressed women. Paris will be "chic" again when its arrogance is finally updated.
re: Mr. Cortina He is always extraordinarily stylish in images posted here, but this is maybe the least impressive of what i've seen.
Mr Cortina is always a pleasure to see on this site. His style is sexy and masculine, without ignorance nor slavery to trends, not to mention the canvas. It is, in essence, what I try to capture in my style. Bravo!
it is amazing how you can dress so casual and make that huge statement… look and the Colour, the style of the shirt and the turn over pant… this is beautiful coupled with his look.. im adopting this right away….
Everything looks fantastic – men in colours rather than the drabness of a black shirt. I absolutely love that he's wearing young clothes, shades, and I can almost smell his cologne through my Mac. Has he been a subject before? Great photo. BTW…let him smoke, Critics. His choice.
He is a stylist and so walking confidently down a city street is in his blood. I am sure a constrution worker in his work outfit or a famer working in the field can potray the same level of confidence…. love the cow boys series from a couple of months ago..
I wish more men dress like this!! simple,, update of the button down shirt,,, and love the bracelet's on one arm,, as many time you shot Mr Contina he never looks overly done,, Thank you scott for showing that many men out can still have great style at any age,, and not looking like u just dropped off the wife at the local mall !!
"Cigarette smoking is both obnoxious and unhealthy. If you find it to be somehow "chic," either in Paris or Demoines, you're clearly a fashion victim. There was a time when "everyone" killed Jews. When "everyone" owned slaves. When "everyone" repressed women. Paris will be "chic" again when its arrogance is finally updated."
please, enough with the cigarette theme! i think the fashion victims, as you say, are those who smoked when it was socially cool and approved, and now that the midia, mkt and so on tell you that smoking is horrible, your goal is to annoy the peolple who still enjoy a good old cigg.
let people do whatever they feel like doing, to be themselves..donÂ´t just repeat whatever is trendy at the moment…and please, donÂ´t compare smoking with slavery, jewÂ´s murther and so on..itÂ´s just ignorance.
p.s. mr cortina is a very sexy man, with or without the cigarette. he has personality!
Oh George, George. You never fail, never. I agree that his silhouette is often similar, but I think he does manouvre around his basic silhouette a little bit. Plus, his use of fabric and colour is never the same. In essence, then, this is what we should all do: take what you know looks good on you, and twist it around a few times, but sticking to the base that always works! Genius, really.
i think that for men a great pair of sinewy arms is the equivalent of a woman having fabulous legs. just the best accessory there is. hes aware of this hence the rolled sleeves and watch/ bracelets which set 'em off just right
I'm wondering about the weather. Short sleeves in December in Paris?Or this picture is not taken recently? I'm readig the blog from north of Europe and I'm always paying attention to the weather on the pictures as here it always seems to be crappier weather than somewhere else =)
I personally think it's his inner sexiness and confidence that make the look, not really the outfit. Like, if you put another man in those shirt and pants it wouldn't make the same impression at all. He, however, looks stunning.
When I look at this man, I absolutely do not see a smoker, I see a man smoking… Not the other way around… Totally adds to him and his persona… Dude is classic and timeless, not to mention completely handsome!
Under that shirt and sexy facade, he could be 60 and have the body of an 80 year old man, but it wouldn't matter! It wouldn't matter because, he wears this outfit with confidence and a simple outfit that is worn boldness and poise.
" Cigarette smoking is both obnoxious and unhealthy. If you find it to be somehow "chic," either in Paris or Demoines, you're clearly a fashion victim. There was a time when "everyone" killed Jews. When "everyone" owned slaves. When "everyone" repressed women. Paris will be "chic" again when its arrogance is finally updated. " the things you mentioned cannot be compared with smoking. smoking is something you do to yourself, and not to somebody else. therefore – if you donÂ´t smoke, kudos to you. and if others smoke – let them mind their own business. mr. cortina is hot as hell. sex on legs. whuuuuuoaw
This guy turns simplcity and austerity into an art form. I love and follow the spirit. He wears the clothes well, they don't wear him. The shades are fantastic, Tom Ford? I gotta have a pair!! From my point of view, he's beyond hot…
I received your book for Christmas, Scott, and I'm struck by what a fantastic resource it will be in the future. I'm a costume history student and I marvel at what a tool it will be for designers in the years to come, and students decades from now. It's truly immaculate.
I love that you see inspiration in people that to an untrained eye are so ordinary! You would be useless if you were ordinary but you are not and that is what is extraordinary about your blog! Anyone can see the style and uniqueness in this photograph but few can see the style and uniqueness of that man out on the street! Okay that was passionate! haha! Tomorrow x
Ooo Mr Sartorialist, I know that you're probably holidaying like the rest of us, but now that I have free time I'm checking the blog all the time wishing for updates!! Looking forward to the posts in the new year – yay!
ps. what a pity Mr Cortina is smoking. But absolutely love the shirt with buttoning only to the pectoral line. Mens shirts like these are GREAT as a comfy beach throw on for ladies, especially those who are bustier. Its summer here :)
i absolutely love how mature he looks and it's not in any way cheesy. not like those 45-year-old, super tanned, super ed hardy'd dads who attempt to mature 'gracefully'. this man is the epitome of lasting masculinity, and he isn't even a senior citizen yet! can't wait to see more photos of him in the future.
How sexy can one get. I don't want to get hate answers but: - I love the cigarette - I hope he's not gay because too many of them are too handsome and it's not fair! - WHO is this guy (OK, will google it).
I agree with Mordechai, the shirt seems a little off color. But I think the pants are at fault here, not the shirt. Need to be a little darker.
Though contrast can look excellent in most cases, this unfortunately isn't one of them. It just doesn't "flow"
When an outfit "flows", even the colorblind will see that it fits together perfectly, like a waterfall of style.
I don't mean to offend the stylist involved here in any way, the work overall does look incredibly smart, I'm simply saying it could be improved according to my own tastes :). Which really is all it comes down to in the end is what the individual prefers…
Great picture though, love the sunnies and absolutely adore the blazer.
Interesting how fit he looks and yet there is a cigarette in his hand. Intriguing. It adds to the picture, but I daresay if I were present it would take away from the overall air of refinement that is suggested in the picture.
I really wish that everybody would quit with this holier-than-thou attitude toward cigarettes. The fact that a person smokes really doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things as far as fashion is concerned. Many of the posts on here treat the cigarettes as if they are part of the sartorial choices made by the subjects of the photos themselves. Posts such as the one claiming that "The Cigarette is garbage, but I love the colors!" is nothing more than the poster letting his personal opinion toward cigarettes known, no doubt feeling as if they have accomplished something by doing so. Let's not lose sight of the purpose of this blog people, please! Live and let live – it's really none of your business if somebody smokes or not. All of this aside, I happen to love this gentleman's ensemble. It is very masculine but still allows a hint of femininity, especially in the slightly puffy sleeves and detailed neckline.
I wonder why he would fold his waist band on his trousers!? – It looks like he has colored his own shirt!? I like the way the shoulder on our right (his left) looks like it has pleats! If a man could pull off puffy sleeves….heÂ´s the man!
It looks like the waistband is NOT folded in the back – look closer! Maybe it's just a wardrobe failure/malfunction after sitting? :-D It's funny how fashion trends sometimes get created))) I'm sure after seeing the famous stylist on The Sartorialist thousands of young boys will start to roll their waistbands and it will become sooo IN! Just don't forget to rip the white inside tags (saying made in Bangladesh) off before doing so)
i'm actually more into the pieces he's wearing as separate entities rather than the predictable albeit sweet whole. that shirt with its deep v neck tends to be paired with stiff, tall, peaked collars but here the collar resembles a polo shirt almost floppy; further the shirt's material creases like linen around his abdomen but between the way the collar sits and its apparent thickness it might be any number of blends. and whatever that belt/pants part is, its bangin.
Once again the cigarette proves to be sexy. Sadly it is disgraceful tacky on most of the hoi palloi, but on that glorious handful of truly stylist people, it remains the ultimate accessory of cool chic.