Thursday, February 28, 2008

On the Street….Rive Gauche, Paris


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  1. amanda

    February 28, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    how suave

  2. JO

    February 28, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    TA Timeless Shot! Love it! He reminds me of one of my uncles…

  3. Anonymous

    February 28, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    Sart, did I see you last Saturday morning at the Marc Jacobs store in Paris?

  4. Paul Pincus

    February 28, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    Kinda really debonair and dashing…the turtleneck is perfection.

  5. greendressinDUBLIN

    February 28, 2008 at 6:31 pm


  6. Anonymous

    February 28, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    No need to go b/w with this for circa 1930 look; even the Rollie bracelet works (and no Range Rovers floating down the Seine!). Superb subject/shot; we are all thinking “what is he thinking.”

  7. ama

    February 28, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    Simplicity. Hmm, sleek hair… Ascetic and interesting.

  8. Carolina Lange

    February 28, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    He has a great style!

  9. Anonymous

    February 28, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    That is a beautiful shot simply from the perspective of art. The clothes are what they are, but the photo is beautiful.

    And can we please not have extended dialogue about the cigarette? The man smokes. Deal with it.

  10. PrĂȘt-Ă -Porter P

    February 28, 2008 at 7:10 pm


  11. Anonymous

    February 28, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    wow!! nice caption sart..

    adil sg

  12. katie

    February 28, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    Perfection! Hair, coat, sweater, pose, location…. Flawless!

  13. Anna-Karin de Paula

    February 28, 2008 at 7:53 pm


  14. Anonymous

    February 28, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    wow you truely have some amazing photographs on your site :)

  15. Anonymous

    February 28, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    Oh, how fantastic. I just love this photo. He reminds me a bit of the actor Fredric March.

  16. reverend dick

    February 28, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    elegant bastard.

  17. Chi-Chi Veroux

    February 28, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    I love the 1920′s style hair. I worship his mix of black turtleneck, coat..(one could only assume it’s cashmere) and navy pants. I’m thinking we should marry!!

  18. Anonymous

    February 28, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    everything. about him. is cool.

  19. UES boy

    February 28, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    great hair. nice roly too.

  20. Anonymous

    February 28, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    I am not sure if anybody has commented on this in recent sartorial history, but I can’t focus on the beauty of the photos when the subject is smoking. Instead of noticing the stainless watch lurking in the shadows of the rich ebony topcoat, I am picturing the color of this man’s lungs (probably the same color as his coat).

  21. Anonymous

    February 28, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    Wow…the Garden of the Finzi-Continis.

  22. Anonymous

    February 28, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    OMG! Effortless elegance. What a handsome man! Love the total look!

  23. Anonymous

    February 28, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    i love the way the navy pants stand out with the black trench and his slick hair great pic!

  24. suzannemarques

    February 28, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    love the collar and the slicked back hair. penny for his thoughts while he smokes his cigarette

  25. Anonymous

    February 29, 2008 at 12:14 am

    which movie did he fall out of?

  26. Anonymous

    February 29, 2008 at 12:38 am

    simple, effective, casual…..very well conducted….i love that shot….keep up the work sart

  27. Bella07

    February 29, 2008 at 1:03 am

    A gentleman with a strong profile shot folding his arms in an almost political fashion looking sternly into the distance with an air of elegance and power.

    Style meets power. That’s the feeling your photo gives me.

  28. Anonymous

    February 29, 2008 at 2:00 am

    Simply brilliant.

  29. Anonymous

    February 29, 2008 at 3:57 am


  30. Anonymous

    February 29, 2008 at 4:10 am

    great pic, reminds me of mickey rourke: pose, haire and cigarette

  31. lynn

    February 29, 2008 at 4:19 am

    Ah. A coat which fits. Lovely. Tell me, do you pose your subjects or let them arrange themselves naturally? They all look so good.

  32. Julie

    February 29, 2008 at 5:09 am

    So so SO parisian ! more Rive Droite than Rive Gauche actually ;)

  33. Anonymous

    February 29, 2008 at 6:58 am

    I know this man and he’s a regular kind of guy was prolly brushing a thought or two in the air surrounding you and wherebouts this photo would actually end, but then again we all like to indulge in some frivolti. And way good stuff to the photo on the bottom, love how she looks clueless too and that she doesn’t know what take from this, in the backyard of somewhere so special, she has the look of trying to find more columbus or something. I couldn’t do much better than to end here like that there.

  34. Anonymous

    February 29, 2008 at 7:51 am

    Wow! extremly smart style!
    very sophisticated.
    love it!

  35. tj

    February 29, 2008 at 8:40 am

    A little too much like an advert for Old Spice cologne. It’s always a risk when pairing a naval-style coat with a turtleneck sweater.

  36. Lucy

    February 29, 2008 at 9:07 am

    hey Anon 9.42

    ummm if he doesn’t care about the colour of his lungs, why do you?

  37. Anonymous

    February 29, 2008 at 9:29 am

    So simple, so stylish. And for a woman the same in off-white and beige and a subtle scarf? I am learning…

  38. Anonymous

    February 29, 2008 at 10:01 am

    Interesting how so nasty habit like smoking may be so charming sometimes…

  39. Karmander

    February 29, 2008 at 10:12 am

    Lord have mercy. I don’t think even MOVIE stars get it this perfect. He’s mature, sophisticated, strong, Classic with a capital C…and sart, you out did yourself with this portrait. It is SO interesting and so multilayered and complex…and the model being as handsome as he is makes this absolutely irresistable. I wouldn’t dare ask him what he’s thinking and interrupt this stunner of a moment.

  40. marchingbandemporium

    February 29, 2008 at 10:21 am

    Very, very stylish. Clearly a man who has watched a lot of classic cinema.

  41. Off The Cuff

    February 29, 2008 at 10:30 am

    Another great image; I suddenly want to go read a John Le Carre novel.

  42. la sartorialista

    February 29, 2008 at 11:26 am

    The Rive Gauche indeed.

  43. le moukoutra

    February 29, 2008 at 11:43 am

    Oh, my gosh! I would die to have his fingernails.

  44. stephen

    February 29, 2008 at 11:48 am

    He’s got that “james bond villain” thing going on.

  45. Anonymous

    February 29, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    Hello 1980′s!

  46. Laguna Beach Trad

    February 29, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    This is a classic photo, Sart. It’s all about the attitude. The navy coat with upturned collar, cigarette, slicked-back hair, Paris setting. This pic oozes romance. Very well done.

  47. missdelite

    February 29, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    His calm demeanor is the perfect accessory.

  48. Fashionata

    February 29, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    This man and his style are simply fantastic. His look is very clean and strong and has been captured in a gorgeously iconic photo.

  49. Anonymous

    February 29, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    Wow! He is the sophisticate of my dreams…the European love affair that I have missed the opportunity to have…

    The polish and confidence coupled with restraint; nary a pair of Gap khakis or an ill-fitting sweater in sight (although those have their place…). Refreshing.

  50. Anonymous

    February 29, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    Lovely photograph!
    Not too fond of colour combination for the turtleneck and topcoat, though. A light heather gray would have really made it.
    Hair and pose are great though!

  51. Anonymous

    February 29, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    a peacoat. yawn.

  52. Anonymous

    February 29, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    Well, obviously the building in the background is Palais de Chaillot, hence the photo is taken on the left banks at the bottom of the Eiffel Tower and… well, this is not quite what we call “rive gauche”. Rive gauche is the 5th, the 6th, the 7th if you wish but some areas of it (rue Cler, avenue de la Bourdonais) but pls NOT the crowed area in the middle of all the tourists, this is not very rive gauche, which indeed evokes a certain style and the guy on the photo certainly has this very elegant attitude: nice shot.

  53. cigalechanta

    February 29, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Oo-la-la. He’s got it all and his hands suggest he is a man of leisure.

  54. Anonymous

    February 29, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    Are you wearing make-up Phil? Dashing nonetheless. Well done old boy!

  55. styleandsubstance

    February 29, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    a picture you just love to look at. So well done Sart. Kudos!

  56. Ann

    March 1, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    Hi Lucy–

    I don’t know what 9:42′s feelings are about the issue of personal choice when it comes to smoking. I agree with you that this guy has every right to smoke morning, noon and night.

    But in this photo, smoking is clearly being held up as stylish–as it clearly is in this photograph. I adore The Satorialist, but he has shown on many occasions a beautifully dressed person wagging a butt. Having watched my mother die from lung cancer, lemme tell you: it ain’t glamorous. And I hate to think that young people are being sent the message that smoking is.

    Apologies for being Debbie Downer here, but it’s easy to forget the gruesome reality of smoking. This guy would look every bit as fabulous with his beautiful, empty hand. Absolutely.

  57. Anonymous

    March 1, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    this man looks like he came straight out of the biopic of a WWI general – that stare could stop an army in its tracks, it just conveys pure authority so casually it’s beautiful.

  58. Anonymous

    March 2, 2008 at 7:43 am

    I am not a smoker at all, but when I see this picture, I have to admit that this man has a nice style and his cigarette gives him such a nice look. I look smokers who go for stylish cigarettes, this man has a really cool with his cigarette. His hair is also very nice!!

  59. Lydia

    March 2, 2008 at 11:10 am

    hmm yum!

  60. Anonymous

    March 4, 2008 at 6:36 am

    he wouldnÂŽt look the same without the cigarette!! admit it

  61. tintin

    March 4, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    God damn it I wish I could get my hair to do that.

  62. Anonymous

    March 5, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    Oh, dear God. Yes he SMOKES, SO WHAT? There are no young children that visit this site regularly who will be corrupted, are there, if that is your issue? All of you critics please take your political platform somewhere else. I’m so sick of this new American conservatism that is trying to censor everything!

  63. brando

    March 5, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    wow, that’s just… cool. wow.

  64. Anonymous

    March 6, 2008 at 4:13 am

    a pose not a poseur

  65. Asian Models Blogger

    March 6, 2008 at 10:42 am

    Love the hair and pose. It looks so 1950s Hollywood.

    One of my favorite photos here.

  66. Anonymous

    March 6, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    Wow. This is a painting. I love it.

  67. mocca

    March 8, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    oh my god, he is so adorable! the perfect bad man for movies.

  68. Anonymous

    March 11, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    phil you old carla rosa..

  69. Anonymous

    March 15, 2008 at 6:39 am

    Extraordinaire! C’est Camus par Cartier-Bresson avec une touche de Bogart dans Casablanca… cet air d’intellectuel parisien engagĂ©…

    Sa piĂšce est peut-ĂȘtre jouĂ©e ce soir.

  70. Anonymous

    March 15, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    One word,,,Neat! Love it.

  71. Anonymous

    May 13, 2008 at 2:27 am

    Wow Man of my dreams!

  72. rĂŒya tabirleri

    June 19, 2010 at 2:22 am

    Are you wearing make-up Phil? Dashing nonetheless. Well done old boy!

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