Thursday, April 12, 2007

On the Street…..Near NYU, Downtown


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  1. Anonymous

    April 12, 2007 at 6:44 pm

    oh! very, very good.

  2. tedljunggren

    April 12, 2007 at 6:48 pm

    It’s all about the color of his hair.

  3. Jessica Joan

    April 12, 2007 at 7:08 pm

    Hair plus Coat equal Love. Nice find.

  4. whyioughtta

    April 12, 2007 at 7:09 pm

    Oh. My. God. I own the same brooch. Impossible!?!

    And I am also a redhead.

    Too weird.

    Love his look, though.

  5. Kathleen

    April 12, 2007 at 7:19 pm

    Good choice of jacket colour for his hair colour.

  6. B.Chau

    April 12, 2007 at 7:20 pm

    his hair is so awesome and so is his coat. he’s got such character in his style, i love it.

  7. Kat

    April 12, 2007 at 7:28 pm

    Student style, love it! Particularly like the brooch

  8. sam

    April 12, 2007 at 7:29 pm

    his hair is amazing!

  9. Mandy

    April 12, 2007 at 8:13 pm

    Brilliant! His whole outfit seems orchestrated to celebrate the hair colour. I love it.

  10. Claire

    April 12, 2007 at 8:14 pm

    oh my god I love it. love!

  11. Anonymous

    April 12, 2007 at 8:24 pm

    he looks a little like richard reed parry from arcade fire, mostly because of the hair, i think… great color!!!

  12. Anonymous

    April 12, 2007 at 8:25 pm

    at least someone that stands out with style.

  13. Vri

    April 12, 2007 at 8:41 pm

    that hair is awesome

  14. Anonymous

    April 12, 2007 at 8:43 pm

    Oh so Bowie!

  15. iopine

    April 12, 2007 at 8:57 pm

    aw yeah

  16. Anonymous

    April 12, 2007 at 9:28 pm

    oh wow!! he looks like van gogh

  17. Anonymous

    April 12, 2007 at 9:34 pm

    i gasped.
    in a really good way.

  18. Candid Cool

    April 12, 2007 at 9:58 pm

    There are so many amazing things about him that I like but the main thing is the color of his red in contrast to the blue coat.

  19. fanny

    April 12, 2007 at 10:34 pm

    he’s gorgeous
    love the hair + jacket

    - fanny

  20. Jess

    April 12, 2007 at 10:48 pm

    my daughters, Molly (5) and Abi (7) would be so jealous of his hair…last Mother’s day, I dyed all our hair pink (super, looking like a wig, unbelievably pink)and it was amazing. anyway, that’s what this red reminds me of

  21. NYC Modelista

    April 12, 2007 at 11:04 pm

    At first, I thought it was a pretty girl. When I enlarged the photo, I realized he was a pretty boy.

    I love the whole look on the guy. The hair, the jacket, his posture all fit very well together. Classic NYU/East Village look.

  22. Sempre Libera

    April 12, 2007 at 11:28 pm

    Wow – that color really pops! I love the razor-sharp edge of the color and cut against the unexpected older touch of the brooch. And the blue coat and light pants… I could go on…

  23. Nameless4Now

    April 12, 2007 at 11:32 pm

    You can buy cool clothes, but hair like that, you can’t buy!
    Assuming it’s not a wig of course.. ;o)

    From the top down, he’s like the American flag: red, white and blue. I love it!

    Just can’t get over that hair…

  24. Anonymous

    April 12, 2007 at 11:34 pm

    The Red Hair and the Blue coat do WONDERS for his eyes!! Beautiful photography. Just a gorgeous shot, great looking guy too… Love the pink pants.

  25. Anonymous

    April 13, 2007 at 12:36 am

    the hair reminds me of patrick wolf’s former red hair. i loe it.

  26. Anonymous

    April 13, 2007 at 2:25 am

    i went to the vidal sassoon academy with that kid. he always reminded me of the boy version of rainbow bright.

  27. Anonymous

    April 13, 2007 at 2:50 am

    i love experimenting with hair color but i think his hair makes him look like a walking corpse. maybe that’s just him though and it doesn’t matter the color of his hair(hideous rusty-cherry-in-a-weird-way aside). to be positive though, his jacket is kickass and his clothes are definitely cool– and fitted in a good way.

  28. Anonymous

    April 13, 2007 at 4:59 am

    no, he just looks like an somewhat pasty nyu student.

  29. Anonymous

    April 13, 2007 at 5:04 am

    What a look! Absolute heaven! (sigh!)

  30. anna

    April 13, 2007 at 5:39 am

    Compared to every single photo posted on this blog i don’t think he desrves to be here. Sure his hair colour is catchy but…

  31. sandman_gr

    April 13, 2007 at 6:04 am

    His haircolor is amazing. His coat is great, love the buttons and the shape. The contrast between haircolor and coat color is all!

  32. The Sartorialist

    April 13, 2007 at 6:52 am

    For Anna
    how many guys on the street do you see wearing a brooch!!

    yes the hair is the immediate response but look at the little details

    plus the red&blue color combo is very well done

  33. sade

    April 13, 2007 at 7:00 am

    Beautiful contrasts: hair, skin, coat!

  34. Mrs Fashion

    April 13, 2007 at 7:05 am

    All those colours are just yummy together – and the stark whiteness of his face sets them off to perfection.

    Normally I’d be like, oh, he needs to get some Vitamin D but here, pale is interesting.

  35. Anonymous

    April 13, 2007 at 8:40 am

    What a beautiful young man. Reminds me of Jim Morrison or Brian Jones…also love his 19th century British poet look (think Keats, Shelly). I can’t imagine all NYU students looking like him, and yet it’s a phrase I see throughout the comments to your posts, Sart: “Looks like an NYU student”; “Looks like an East Village/NYU student”. These comments, for me, raise the question: “When is it fashion, and when is it individual expression?” Is fashion individual expression? If, for example, in NYC, NYU students have a common dressing esthetic, then is it (their dress) an individualistic expression of the self, or it is just feeding off of the images they have of each other? And Sart, for those of us outside of the “hip” fashion world, how do we know, how would we know?

    Of course, this question is not limited to just NYU students, but rather, all those in the hip, fashionable world.

    If you would care to respond, Sart, I would be interested in your response.

  36. Alice

    April 13, 2007 at 9:09 am

    The outfit is intruiging, the hair very flashy and in a mesmerizing colour, but the longer I look at this picture, the more I feel like his face has just been pasted on there. The combination of it all is daring and inspiring, but he lacks the on-camera presence to really pull it off. Or it’s eyemake-up that lacking. Not sure.

  37. L.

    April 13, 2007 at 9:31 am

    Love the hair (great cut!), the jacket and pants. I like the idea of the brooch but not that particular brooch (looks too cheap). And I love that he’s not addressing the camera.

  38. Anonymous

    April 13, 2007 at 10:50 am

    I love the jacket. I love the brooch. I like the foulard, the pants, and the colours of all of them work very, very well together. I wish he didn’t have ronald macdonald hair. I bet he’s got a nice dark brown natural colour under there that would make me think he’s cute, instead of thinking he’s kind of gross.

  39. irène

    April 13, 2007 at 11:13 am

    I actually think his hair/skin tone combo and the way he has his scarf are the most remarkable things about this guy. Maybe the clothing seems fantastic if you aren’t used to shopping in thrift stores or the latest LV bag is on your list, but he is actually just another student with style…he does it well, but the coat/pants are not all that striking if you were an art major.

  40. Alice Olive

    April 13, 2007 at 11:38 am

    I’m surprised by how good I think he looks. I wouldn’t normally like such a dramatic hair colour on a man, but the overall combination is great!

  41. Anonymous

    April 13, 2007 at 12:29 pm

    Wow. That’s just “a lot.”

    The broach is an interesting addition.


  42. Anonymous

    April 13, 2007 at 12:31 pm

    “You can buy cool clothes, but hair like that, you can’t buy!”

    Actually you CAN buy hair like that. I do every few months. :)

  43. Anonymous

    April 13, 2007 at 12:43 pm


  44. Natalie L.H.

    April 13, 2007 at 1:16 pm

    That coat looks spookily like one from the women’s trend section in H&M from a few years ago.

  45. Anonymous

    April 13, 2007 at 1:21 pm

    we need more of this in new york…wonderful

  46. Anonymous

    April 13, 2007 at 1:24 pm

    For all of those saying this is a classic NYU/East Village style, this guy is actually from Southern California, recently moved to WA DC, and was just visiting his girlfriend in NY. Haha. But if you said he looks cool, it’s true. He is a really cool guy!

  47. Anonymous

    April 13, 2007 at 1:26 pm

    To me it seems, i dont know,too women-ish

  48. bicicleta

    April 13, 2007 at 1:36 pm

    not sure how to feel about this one . . . it’s so temporary . . . but somehow it feels charming . . . the pin does the trick

  49. Tony

    April 13, 2007 at 2:04 pm

    Does he wear women’s coat? It looks so awesome. I am a short and slim guy but I still don’t have courage to wear women’s garment.

  50. Anonymous

    April 13, 2007 at 2:20 pm

    Spin Doctor?

  51. Anonymous

    April 13, 2007 at 3:05 pm

    Not one of your better posts.

  52. Anonymous

    April 13, 2007 at 4:18 pm

    Funny…That’s my ex-boyfriend’s bandmate. How ironic for him to show up on the internet all the way across the country (he’s from southern california). And for those drooling over his hair: I’m pretty sure that’s what he does for a living. I also have to say I’ve seen him dressed much better once before.

  53. Anonymous

    April 13, 2007 at 4:28 pm

    When I first saw this picture, I though of a zombie Raggedy Ann. I think the hair color is fascinating, but the cut is so straggly and unkempt that I can’t appreciate it. And if a guy can get away with a brooch, he can get away with a little, slighly tinted highlighted powder dusted all over his face.

    One thing I love about this site is I feel that the photos posted aren’t merely pictures of people who look mentally insane, and as if they haven’t showered in a while, which is what a lot of fashion sites do. I don’t mean to be a snob, but bright colors do not necessarily make for a brilliant fashion statement.

  54. Anonymous

    April 13, 2007 at 8:18 pm

    Red hair is for those born with it. No one else can pull it off, they always look to be someone desperate to draw attention to themselves. Oddly enough that’s the perception many have of natural red heads. Why one would willingly choose to draw that much attention is a mystery.

    But it is true, red hair is extremely gorgeous, you have trouble drawing your eyes away…

  55. lewehrman

    April 13, 2007 at 9:27 pm

    I hope everyone remembers that these are actual real people and not celebrities (well most aren’t) that seek out the papparazzi. They were asked by SOMEONE ELSE to take their picture for their uniqueness. Not the other way around. They got dressed and expressed themselves. There is way too much petty commentary and it is jealousy, plain and simple. The difference between this cute boy and Mr. Vacca is one of the amazing things that make NYC one of the best street shows in the world.

  56. fawn

    April 13, 2007 at 11:25 pm

    love it–so ziggy stardust-casual!

  57. Anonymous

    April 14, 2007 at 1:29 am

    haha, it’s true. this man is from southern california. he’s in DC now, so for those of you who live in that area, get your hair cut by him! he’s so amazing!

  58. Jessorz

    April 14, 2007 at 2:47 am

    His hair kindof matches his pants…now that’s accessorizing for you.

  59. Anonymous

    April 14, 2007 at 3:12 am

    reminds of eternal sunshine of the spotless mind…kate winslets’ character with the hair and just the whole color scheme. maybe he was inspired?!

  60. mays

    April 14, 2007 at 6:13 am

    i love pale people with vibrant hair.
    power to the pale people!

  61. *°twilight°*

    April 14, 2007 at 7:06 am

    oh..he’s so bohemien! definitely gorgeous..

  62. Bettina

    April 14, 2007 at 11:26 am

    i think he looks really great! the coat, hair, skintone, and scarf… very good. :]

  63. Anonymous

    April 14, 2007 at 5:45 pm

    this guy cut my hair in Los Angeles — it is growing out quite nicely — a nice fellow, too!

  64. Anonymous

    April 14, 2007 at 6:14 pm

    Maybe it’s the increased attention, but this blog is taking a negative, self-aggrandizing turn. And the negative comments are completely lacking in originality.

  65. lamere

    April 14, 2007 at 6:32 pm

    This looks like French child colored this in with crayons – the colors are so vivid and at the same time flat. I love this but don’t want to schedule lunch. This is a character, not so much a real person. But still really good.

  66. Anonymous

    April 14, 2007 at 6:48 pm


    Posters say this lad lives in DC now.

    Pow! Just the kicky color that city desperately needs. He’s a saint on a mission of mercy.

    – desertwind

  67. Axxon n.

    April 14, 2007 at 10:29 pm

    This right here is why I love New York.

  68. an english girl in new york

    April 14, 2007 at 11:09 pm

    The hair and the coat! Together!

  69. william d. anderson

    April 15, 2007 at 8:27 am

    at this point, i’m not sure what else i might add, but i’ll make the effort. i like this post because it does spawn a conversation, more that “love those shoes”…”she’s so great!!”…”nice use of pattern.” not that there’s anything wrong with that. but i was thinking the same as one of the anom’s. when is it good fashion, individual expression, or just regurgitating what you see around you? its a regular art student look. its not special. although he does it well. its like all the goth kids in the 80′s who wanted to be different and all looked the same. or the guys who ride harley’s and all shop at the harley shop. its only interesting in isolation. i do like to see someone taking risks, and doing something really different, even if it offends my sensibilities, but i dont think wearing a ladies jacket is really good fashion. its just a cry for help.

  70. Anonymous

    April 15, 2007 at 9:10 am

    to Desertwind:
    True. I’ve seen this type alot in NYC, but I go to DC enough. I don’t think you’ll have trouble spotting him there.

  71. Alex

    April 15, 2007 at 4:37 pm

    I think that there have been three people on this thread who’ve had the decency to be honest: the hair color is ugly. Going outside of natural colors is generally a bad idea–it is inauthentic–and though some folks can pull it off, this guy can’t manage (he’s created an imbalance, where it seems his gravity is pulling him upwards to his shocking hair, which distracts from him as a person).

    Now, other than that, his fashion is great. Brooches, on men especially, are underappreciated. In response to one Anonymous, I’d say that this blog is full of people too ready to say that every detail of a photo is fantastic. Sure, the Sart takes great photos of genuinely interesting and fashionable folks, but there’s a point past which “I love this look” just doesn’t cut it, and we have to discuss exactly which points are good and which bad. For example, there was a great post a while back with a man in a brown suit (from Milan, I think) that had some problems with the threadwork near the lapels. Most people agreed that the suit overall was fantastic, but there was an argument about what the cause was of the messiness and what we should think about it as it affected the entire look. With respect for differences of opinion, I’d say that’s exactly the approach that is most profitable. ‘Cause there just isn’t anyone showing up in a photo here who we can’t appreciate *some* aspect of their style, but nor does that mean that we cannot be discerning in what we compliment and what we question.

  72. srh

    April 15, 2007 at 5:02 pm

    I really, REALLY love this one!

  73. Anonymous

    April 15, 2007 at 5:55 pm

    In response to Alex 4:37′s comments. You think the color is ugly; others firmly disagree. Overall, I’m inclined to agree with much of what you’re saying about the ridiculous amount of praise seen here, but not when you state your opinion as FACT.

  74. Anonymous

    April 15, 2007 at 10:33 pm

    The woman’s jacket is forgiveable because it fits him so darn well, but adding the brooch makes the whole look over-the-top “femmy”.

    Men who wear clothes that were obviously made for women are in a risky business. I’ve seen it pulled-off impeccably, but this young man is off the mark.


  75. savvylondon

    April 16, 2007 at 6:30 am

    we could imagine rufus wainwright wearing something similar. he chooses great colors and loves his striped trousers. very nice indeed.

  76. Anonymous

    April 16, 2007 at 4:13 pm

    I used to see this guy all the time walking around Santa Monica.
    Can’t forget that hair. I dont really like the jacket though, too femme for my taste.

  77. julia

    April 18, 2007 at 3:49 am

    love the colors

  78. Giina

    April 18, 2007 at 11:34 pm

    He’s so dreamy. His colors remind me of a creamy cake. I’d ice that cake any day! what a sugar puff hunk!

  79. Anonymous

    April 18, 2007 at 11:39 pm

    …red hair, white skin, and blue eyes/coat like the colors of our glorious nation. i love a real upstanding american man! god bless him.

  80. lupinbunny

    April 20, 2007 at 12:48 am

    i love the look.

    does anyone that know him know what brand of dyes he uses? vibrant reds are just so difficult to find/ manage.

    Alice said he was missing eyemakeup. i’ve got similar skin colour (missed out on the true red hair, but a dye bottle fixes that), and yes, we look funny without eye makeup. i try to embrace my apparent lack of lashes/ brows as an aesthetic, because making up every single morning would kill me.

    to whoever was worrying about wearing women’s clothes, my partner does and he is not remotely feminine. he’s skinny, and likes a tight, seventies style fit for just about everything. women’s jumpers often fit much nicer. he hasn’t gone as far as jackets or pants, though other not at all feminine men i know have.

  81. Bianca

    April 20, 2007 at 6:29 pm

    A bit of a Balenciaga for 2007-2008 look there. I mean the coats from the winter collection. Great blog btw!

  82. Anonymous

    April 20, 2007 at 7:44 pm

    He looks like a dutch renaissance portrait! Good work, sartorialist.

  83. Anonymous

    April 20, 2007 at 9:41 pm

    he uses whatever dyes vidal sassoon uses. that’s where he works.

    the formula is wella koleston perfect 77/44 and a touch of 0/43.

  84. Anonymous

    April 22, 2007 at 1:01 pm

    i spotted this guy at a DC fashion event last night (he was doing hair) I had seen him on here a while ago and i thought i was halucinating when he passed by. and he definitely did stand out. in a good way, of course.

  85. Anonymous

    April 27, 2007 at 9:53 pm

    I just saw this cutie on a reality show about hair stylists…

  86. Anonymous

    May 4, 2007 at 1:47 pm

    The colors are beautiful! He is also a contestant on that new TLC show about hairstylists, I forget the name

  87. Anonymous

    May 9, 2007 at 11:37 am

    he’s now on a reality show about hairdressing.

  88. Dani

    December 20, 2007 at 10:00 pm

    I see this guy EVERYWHERE around new york. Usually in the NYU/downtown area.

  89. maxwell

    March 11, 2008 at 3:06 pm


  90. Anonymous

    April 4, 2011 at 10:59 am

  91. Tea

    August 6, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    When i saw this, i thought in french revolution

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