Monday, April 7, 2008

On the Street…..Prince St., NYC


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  1. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 8:25 am

    his leg appear skinnier than his arms and is tha a bulletproof vest?

  2. Paul Pincus

    April 7, 2008 at 8:35 am

    Falling in love again…

  3. Joanna

    April 7, 2008 at 8:35 am

    What is it? Boho style? Although I see here totally lack of proportion I appreciate all those blue elements

  4. A

    April 7, 2008 at 8:36 am

    The lines of his outfit remind me of Mondrian’s compositions.

  5. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 8:43 am

    what is he wearing over the button-down?

  6. Jenny

    April 7, 2008 at 8:50 am

    I’m loving the different tones. Is that a little sweater? It looks interesting (the buttons).

    Great layering

  7. Andreas

    April 7, 2008 at 8:55 am

    This pullover looks like a bulletproofed vest!

  8. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 9:04 am

    I don’t know much about Mondian’s compositions, but there IS something mesmerizing about the lines created by these clothes. The colors help accentuate them. It looks comfortable!

  9. Peter

    April 7, 2008 at 9:05 am

    I like this whole look for the most part but that sweater just looks so uncomfortable. Maybe that’s what the look on his face is trying to express.

  10. zenya

    April 7, 2008 at 9:05 am

    oh, he’s funny.

    and what is it on his feet? looks like he’s only got two big toes.

  11. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 9:17 am

    I don’t get the “vest”, but frankly I don’t care. He pulls it off, and he is cute!

  12. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 9:25 am

    I believe his shoes are Margiela.

  13. Sabrina

    April 7, 2008 at 9:26 am

    I like the blue color palette. And it’s nice to finally see a guy play with proportions. Few would knock this outfit if a lady donned it instead.

  14. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 9:28 am

    I agree. A lot of the fashion i see here might be a little unusual, but they pull it off!

  15. andra

    April 7, 2008 at 9:31 am

    The separated-toe shoes are slightly unsettling.

  16. Firdaus

    April 7, 2008 at 9:39 am

    i do think that the cropped dark blue top is kim jones? shoes are margiela for sure. i like it, it’s inspiring.


    April 7, 2008 at 9:41 am

    I love his jeans, and the fact that this image looks like it was taken somewhere abroad.

  18. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 9:46 am

    I agree with andra on the toe shoes. They are a little unsettling. It’s like that old Sesame Street adage, “one of those things don’t quite belong.” As a matter of fact, his whole outfit bothers me. Nothing really fits and who did he get that sweater from?

  19. Paul Pincus

    April 7, 2008 at 9:52 am

    The “vest” (and the coat) are two of the best pieces here.

    I disagree with Peter…the vest / sweater looks extremely comfortable…as does the young man.


  20. The Year in Pictures

    April 7, 2008 at 10:00 am

    Gray days don’t seem to bring out the best of New York’s potential Sartorialistas. But don’t worry – the sun WILL come out tomorrow. (I heard it through the grapevine.)

  21. james

    April 7, 2008 at 10:04 am

    The knit he is wearing is a modular piece by Kim Jones. I think from his AW03 or AW04 collection. Expect more things from Kim now he is at Dunhill.

  22. McTickle

    April 7, 2008 at 10:40 am

    That fine line between clever & stupid is once again blurred. The tiny blue thing does not make up for the fact that his shirt is way too big. And are those sneakers supposed to help him pick up pennies with his toes? I give this one a big MISS!

  23. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 10:43 am

    yeah, sure, but where’s the scarf?

  24. Heather

    April 7, 2008 at 10:45 am

    I couldn’t look at the clothing so much as his beautiful face!

    Really! A man can be beautiful and he is!! Great photo.


  25. Anne Corrons

    April 7, 2008 at 10:47 am

    I love his style!

  26. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 10:50 am

    It seems you can pretty much wear anything and everyone here will love it. This is a terrible outfit probably explained by the fact its a Kim Jones knit. Leave womenswear to the women and Mondrian? Do me a favour! Its a badly made, badly fitted sweater.

  27. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 11:17 am



  28. AL

    April 7, 2008 at 11:35 am

    one of my favorite posts in a while.
    beautiful proportions (ie jacket vs sweater vs shirt) jeans and the shoes. its very very nice

  29. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 11:51 am

    He is gorgeous. don’t love the coat.

  30. Iheartfashion

    April 7, 2008 at 11:54 am

    Love the cloven toe Margiela’s!

  31. metscan

    April 7, 2008 at 11:55 am

    I too find it disturbing that the shirt is so long and that the knit is so short.The sneakers look funny.

  32. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 11:57 am

    what kind of socks do you wear under split-toed sneakers?

  33. Carol Diehl

    April 7, 2008 at 11:57 am

    He’s cute, and his pants fit (a blessing), and the vest is fine, it’s the blousey shirt thing I hope doesn’t become rampant.

  34. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    wowww he’s inspirational

  35. Jerome O'Brien

    April 7, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Wow. Love every single thing about it, down to the rosy cheeks. The blues, the lengths, the tight, but slightly dated looking jeans….it all works. Somehow. When a look is this elegantly jarring, I’m impressed. And I’m in love with him.

  36. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    Yes, it’s a Kim Jones top from ’05 and if you look closely, you can see the bottom piece of the sweat(aka the hem piece) is missing, which kind of makes the look very odd in my opinion.

    And don’t like the margiela trainers as well, for 2 reasons:
    1)don’t like their ninja turtles shape
    2)You need special socks to wear them.

  37. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    I think I just fell in love…look at those curls…dreamy

  38. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    Love it! The shot is really good with the wooden panels as a background. And I think Sart has a good eye for very consistent personalities: it is not just the knit or the jacket or the shoes, but look at the whole including the face. The proof it is a good shot: it is very controversial! Very interesting! It looks like women outfit but is very well worn by a man and it takes a while to understand what is going on here. Love it!

  39. Laurence John

    April 7, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    he looks self conscious in that experimental garb. however daring your clothes are, they shouldn’t upstage you.

  40. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    this is solomon. i commend him for his constant personal adventures in proportion and silhouette, but sometimes, like in this instance with the shirt and top, it feels a little too gimmicky and ‘clever’. not theatrical or costumey, but overdone. seeing him in blue jeans is pretty big though.

  41. David

    April 7, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    i think it would be better if his shirt tails were just two or three inches shorter. or even if he tucked it in. he’d still get the effect from the short knit and his legs would look longer.

  42. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    Love the mix of blues and how right they are with his complexion, and I like the effect of the layers — coat hem, shirt hem, sweater hem. What is everybody’s problem with this sweater?! Looks like a take-off on the cropped tank tops guys wear in the weight rooms to show off their abs. Also, I see buttonholes along the bottom edge — does anybody know if there is another layer that if it were on, it would make the garment hip length? I like choices like that in clothing. And this is the second time we’ve seen Margiela’s witty reference to Japanese tabi socks — the first time was on that fey Japanese woman photographer that Sart caught in Paris wearing them. I’m really surprised at the negativity toward this guy’s outfit in some of the comments — I mean “worst ever” in all caps (does 11:17 know that is considered the equivalent of shouting) — what got his knickers in such a twist!?

  43. Pandora

    April 7, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    If John Lennon was still alive and living in New York, I’d have to say this was John and Yoko’s son.

    The outfit is a little off-kilter but I don’t hate it. What I do hate is the name[label]-dropping that some of you commenters take part in. It’s like celebrity-sightings. Get a grip!

  44. Anne Watkins

    April 7, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    Reading anonymous at 10:17′s comments makes me wonder. I am a blog neophyte, but I don’t see why people fill free to shout criticism in all caps, and – this is a personal pet peeve – put perfectly good words into quotation marks before dashing behind a big pole called anonymous. It’s playground bully stuff. Don’t take it seriously, Sart, or like our folks used to say – consider the source.

  45. andra

    April 7, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    You wear toe socks, which are always more fun than the shoes that hide them… at least when you’re 8.

  46. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    Dorky hotness!

  47. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    this is awful… i cant find anything in this that works am i retarded?
    those shoes, how are they flattering in any way?

  48. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    I am very open when it comes to fashion but i really do not get this look. What is so nice about it? Super tight jeans a shruken sweater looking thing a shirt that is way to long…… But then again many people do not like the looks posted on here worn by people such as Lino and I think he is one of the best dressed men out there so I respect this young mans style even if it is not something I would wear. I guess thats the thing about fashion it would not be nice if we were all wearing the same stuff.

  49. Leeza

    April 7, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    Excuse me, Anon 11:17, the sartorialist deserves an audience that respects his judgment whether or not they personally like the outfits. you do not seem to embody that spirit. I’m pretty sure that the last time I checked this was his blog and he can post whatever he wants.

  50. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    This outfit is not about following rules and he definitely pulls it off. The proportions are interesting, (short sweater, long shirt, skinny jeans – but not too skinny, long parka). The beautiful shades of blue against the light beige of the parka give him an airy appearance, which, in my opinion is essential to pull off this busy, heavy look.

  51. VTFootballGrad

    April 7, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    Bullet proof vests are totally hot right now!

  52. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    When I see a young person wearing such impractical, but expensive-looking clothes, I wonder: how do they pay for all of this?

  53. sromeo

    April 7, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    Camel toe sneakers? Hmm…

    I can dig it.

  54. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    CUTE !

  55. A l i c e .

    April 7, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    But How!!!
    His hair is gorgeous.

  56. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    totally cool

  57. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    Now, THIS ia how you do mixed proportions. simple, effective.

  58. jkh

    April 7, 2008 at 4:28 pm


    my hero!



    shirt, vullover/vest, raincoat…. PERFECt

    can anybody identify the designers he is wearing?
    would love to know.

  59. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    I can’t decide how I feel…he has a great face, colours are great as well as the fit…but the proportion of that vest-thing is so off putting that I can’t focus anything else. I kinda like the weird shoes, though!

  60. Maame Agyeben

    April 7, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    This outfit is not my favourite that i’ve seen from The Sartorialist. But I do understand what he is trying to say about fashion.

    In response to anon 11:17 AM – I think it is completely out of order to want to micro-manage this blog like that. The Sart has the right to post what he likes without having to second guess his judgement or feel like he has to please his audience all the time.

    Sometimes fashion is meant to provoke and inspire. So let’s think a bit outside the box sometimes. You might be surprised by what you find.

  61. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    the whole look is tokyo 1998 – but it still works and is fresh. I love seeing people in NY dress like they get their clues from somewhere else – its been feeling like we’re surrounded by clones lately. I would never wear the clothes – but I might have carried it off 15 years ago… its a bit death in venice.

    ps the shoes may be margiela but they’re japanese construction worker shoes and have been around for centuries…

  62. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    the shirt/sweater proportion fundamentally doesn’t work to my eye. I do find it interesting, tho, that he is even trying this proportion, and doing it in a nonchalant way, so it’s intriguing to see for that reason.

  63. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    Really lovely, interesting proportions… straying from the typical, everyday… but it works so well. The colours, too.
    Not a big fan of ninja turtle shoes, but I can still appreciate them. And they work well with the colours of this outfit.

  64. Kelly

    April 7, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    To quote Sart, “For me, this is all about the attitude that a specific shoe can create for an entire look. ”
    What attitude does camel toed shoes create? I do love the tousled hair and the one blue sleeve peeking out though.

  65. Paul

    April 7, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    I can see why people wouldn’t like this, because I had a bit of a “WTF?” reaction at first, but I do love this. I think the proportions are incredible, and I love the tones throughout. Plus, the Margiela’s are incredible.

  66. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    Are you all drunk sycophants?

    puhleeze. Trying way too hard and not working at all.

  67. madameshawshank

    April 7, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    He works in geometry and comes from The Land of Rosy Cheeks.

  68. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    I have to say … that face … that look

    reminded me of this Bronzino

  69. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    This is great. From the split toe, I’m assuming those are martin margiela. Interesting proportion, and understated irreverence.
    I just wish you’d taken a picture of him with the jacket off also for the full view of the blue overall and shirt combination.

  70. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    Hey this is right about the Bronzino (7.28pm)! Thanks!

  71. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    wow…..i loike the whole look…


    adil sg

  72. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    A lot of humor in this. And a great sense of color. I don’t quite get the shorty sweater thing, but what the hey! He’s got rosy cheeks.

  73. Michael

    April 7, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    kelly said “what attitude does camel toed shoes create?”

    that made me literally LOL.
    thank you.


  74. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    Very clever blending of blue(s) with the greyish coat: Spring has arrived.

    As for some of the comments, this guy could use bullet proof something. I say Agnelli would approve of the balance of color and those little fashion quirks.

    Agnelli Man

  75. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    WHat a beautiful face… lets go out to dinner, eh? I was starting to think that those good old Italian American boys were all gone out of New York. The way he mixes his sort of Roman classical face with those toned down but modern clothes is inspiring. Reminds me of the wonderful European side of the 1980s, with the wash of the jeans and the shades of white and cream. These colors/shades inspire me for summer. And I love the way that he augments his natural beauty. how old is he?

  76. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    His face… like one from a Robert Doisneau image.

  77. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    the whole photo, down to the boarded up background shouts wartime Bosnia (his foreign features only add to that). his (gorgeous/ precious) expression seems to say that despite the fact that he’s covering his back with whatever he could get from the Red Cross, were he only in a land of more opportunity he would be better dressed than most of us.

    Too bad we know it is Prince St., NYC

  78. Anonymous

    April 7, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    Issey Miyake coat

  79. paolomanaloto

    April 8, 2008 at 12:22 am

    his sweater-thing or whatever that is is so unique and his shoes are interesting. but the whole outfit kinda ties together and works. kudos.

  80. Gypmar

    April 8, 2008 at 12:51 am

    Well, hmmm. Call me backward, but the proportions of this look are awkward, and not, to me, in a good way. I give him a lot of credit for creativity and nerve, and I am glad that those such as he walk among us; however, despite the fact that I actually love the crazy sweater, I would have a really hard time not giggling if I passed this man on the street.

  81. meli

    April 8, 2008 at 12:54 am

    his mixture and color puzzle is just amazingly in sync with the beautiful collage of textures in the background.
    I have a profound affinity with multi textured walls now, there’s just a great addition with all the blues gray hues on such gorgeous well put together boy.

  82. Anonymous

    April 8, 2008 at 12:56 am

    Re: the separated toe shoes
    I think they are inspired by the traditional Japanese sabi socks.

  83. Anonymous

    April 8, 2008 at 1:24 am

    ODD!….but i dig it.

  84. Char

    April 8, 2008 at 2:13 am

    Wow. Kevlar (nice shade tho) over a too-long shirt w an artist’s smock over it all.. Did someone say war-time Bosnia?

  85. Sara

    April 8, 2008 at 3:30 am

    there should be more boys like this! such a good look and brave enough to wear the tabi shoe… not to mention an unexpectedly amazing layering job. i am mesmerized.

  86. Caterina

    April 8, 2008 at 3:43 am

    I think, its the mix of materials and surfaces that makes it look interesting. cotton, wool ? (the sweater/pullover-thing) and microfibre/polyesther.

    but I think he had problems to squeeze the loose sleeves of his sweater into the sleeves of his coat.
    looks much too tight.
    my european eye is reminded to the layering look of the middle-90´s.
    or clothes for pregnant women.
    the shoes are so unsexy, it hurts.
    to me he looks like a roman warrior heading for landing on the moon.
    give him a suit, please.

  87. Anonymous

    April 8, 2008 at 6:55 am

    he can carry it off as he’s so damn good looking.

  88. K

    April 8, 2008 at 8:37 am

    There’s something architectural about this. It’s not fashion, it’s design. You can’t buy this, or take it from a catwalk, you have to think like this.

  89. LynnJ

    April 8, 2008 at 11:12 am

    First-time commenter. This is just an amazing picture in which the synchronicity between the subject and the background seems almost impossible to have captured without a whole lot of prearrangement. God, you’re good!

  90. Kaila

    April 8, 2008 at 11:17 am

    it’s SOLOMON! YAYAY!!!

  91. christina

    April 8, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    the background is great.

  92. Sharona

    April 8, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    There is something to be said for guts and experimenting and going outside the conventional, which I give him kudos for. Aside from the fact it’s different, however, I don’t think it works. I think the lenght of the shirt does miserable things for his leg line. Maybe it would work better on a taller man. And I don’t think the big coat helps. I do like the colors, and I like the vest/sweater/whatever that is. But really don’t love the overall effect. And I’d rather be staring at him in something incredibly dull and understated than staring at this outfit.

  93. Anonymous

    April 8, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    It’s not everyday you see “tabi” shoes, esp outside of Japan. I can’t fully see how these are made, but I’d imagine you’d have to wear tabi w/ them.

  94. Anonymous

    April 8, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    I’m so confused, but I like! It’s like a deconstructed cardigan that you can add length to by buttoning on more layers or something!

  95. staralfur

    April 8, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    i like the outfit. kind of margiela – kim jones mix. and all this blue.. looks really comfortable

  96. Anonymous

    April 8, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    I think this outfit is amazing. To me he looks very young (18? and probably of Italian descent) but at that age with such an innate sense of style is to me incredible. It is a wonderful shot too with that slightly far away look in his eyes that shows possibly an age beyond his years.
    Fab fab and once again fab!

  97. Anonymous

    April 8, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    I would have loved this outfit eaither without the to small to short blue sweater, or with a sweather that actually fit him. Im wondering why you picked him/ this outfit to take a picture of?

  98. arline jernigan

    April 8, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    I love the wall behind him, and interestingly, his ensemble echos it.

  99. mollycakes

    April 9, 2008 at 3:04 am

    i really love this. the different shades of blue, the deceptively simple elements, combined in such a strange and surprising way. those buttons on the sweatshirt! so good!

  100. Anonymous

    April 9, 2008 at 3:21 am

    staraful beat me to the punch.
    kim jones, maybe even tim hamilton, should do this look, if they haven’t already. the pieces were awesome taken apart too. this is pretty bang-up, ballsy layering, and the lack of accessories, save for the awesome shoes, is very refreshing.

  101. Anonymous

    April 9, 2008 at 4:37 am

    what a sence of style he looks like he walked out from runway

  102. Sean Patrick

    April 9, 2008 at 8:11 am

    I love this coat. Any idea where he got it?

  103. Anonymous

    April 9, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    very close Anon 11:44pm.

    it’s Kosuke Tsumura’s FINAL HOME. Yeah, some great stuff! Too bad not enough nyers got it when the store was around… any Final Home lovers around here btw?

  104. Shawn

    April 9, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    this is probably one of the most fantastic men’s shots to be on the blog. the people that dont see just how brilliant this is clearly have misunderstood the meaning of style.

    whoever you are man in the photo….i’d like to nominate you for most stylish man of the year.

  105. Anonymous

    April 9, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    its solomon and he looks cute as always!

  106. Anonymous

    April 9, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    I’m not from the fans of this look.
    What’s really amazing, however, is the diversity of the audience, as we can see from the comments to this photo.
    keep it up Scott!

  107. Anonymous

    April 9, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    his name is solomon chase and he is a ny artist/designer

  108. Anonymous

    April 10, 2008 at 12:16 am

    I wholeheartedly concur with everyone’s comments about Anonymous 11:17. All caps is e-quivalent to yelling, which is totally out of line in this kind of forum (or any polite conversation, for that matter).

    p.s. Personally, I like this look. I’d do it with jeans that are slightly less tight around the leg but it’s totally fearless and I appreciate that.

  109. Anonymous

    April 11, 2008 at 7:59 am

    Is it not the coat that brings it all together?
    It frames the shirt, the sweater and the jeans in together with the shoes. Great.

  110. Bexann

    April 11, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    His rosy cheeks are nicely complimented by the blue sweater. But nothing else about the look is working for me. The coat seems too puffy, and I wonder whether that’s due to the sweater. It looks like a bit of sweater sleeve is peeping through below the left wrist.

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  112. emilycake

    April 17, 2008 at 8:41 am

    i love this outfit!
    it has a similar approach to layering that womens clothing does, but still looks very masculine.

  113. ZACHARY

    April 21, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    He looks this good everyday.

  114. ryan.

    April 23, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    interesting proportions, yet his his stature is much too small to pull off this look and the coat winds up making him look even shorter.

  115. bomb.ass.ting

    April 25, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    I like his face though. It’s a good one. The fit of his clothes really work for him, it’s a boyish look. So nice.

  116. Linda

    July 13, 2008 at 3:55 am

    I would love to know what he wore the next day…

  117. lindayoga

    August 22, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Strange look…but it works for him.

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