Thursday, October 22, 2009

On the Street…..Rue Bonaparte, Paris


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  1. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 2:02 pm


  2. Filipe

    October 22, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    The overcoat is lovely, wonderful patern.

  3. Aisling Chin-Yee

    October 22, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    Beautiful coat. Love the punch of colour from the sweater.

  4. AnaPt

    October 22, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    Love the patterns!! Love the colorss!! Love the textures! Gorgeous!! Why don't all guys dress up like this…

  5. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    That is a great coat. If I only I could be so fortunate to find one like that. I like his mixture of colors here…very stylish.

  6. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    scott, do you have a fixed lens? your depth of focus is amazing

  7. Soren Lorensen

    October 22, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    colours prints

    colours prints

    cut of coat


    not sold on the V neck though

  8. Jacqueline

    October 22, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    lovin that coat!

  9. greendress

    October 22, 2009 at 2:31 pm


    he is really beautiful and this style although typically Parisian was rendered differently because of the use of so much color.

    would turn back and stare at him.

  10. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    Wow, just wow
    Really like the colors mix

    Nice one Sarto.

  11. Well Done

    October 22, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    great mix of patterns and color. I wish he wasn't on the phone.

  12. Britt

    October 22, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    LOVE his mix of gingham and check plaid. And the bright pop of red!! Adore him.

  13. dark_horse

    October 22, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    fetching. love a hot, well-dressed asian man.

  14. Tundrababe

    October 22, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    It is no small accomplishment to make an orange that shade work in an outfit – bravo! He's also mixing prints, and is that an ascot I see?

  15. blu|gallery

    October 22, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    This vibrant orange is great for autumnal weather :)

  16. davidsl

    October 22, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    the neck on that sweater is cut way too low for a man.

  17. klemdr

    October 22, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    first ! because j'aime ( yes I'm french ) the sartorialist !

  18. yo

    October 22, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Why are there only shots between saint-germain and la rue saint-honoré ? Paris has so much more to say.

  19. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    love the coat!

  20. foongfest

    October 22, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    Wow, I really love this look. And I wonder what shoes he's wearing.

    And from one IU Hoosier to another, great work Sart!

  21. Graham I. Haynes

    October 22, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    I just found a very similar trench in mint condition at the San Diego store Hunt & Gather. I was hesitant due to its double-breastedness, but seeing this man I am sure it was the right choice. It looks phenomenal paired with another plaid!

  22. gnjido

    October 22, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Wow, look at the buttons on the coat. Excellent color!

  23. The Khaki Crusader

    October 22, 2009 at 3:20 pm


  24. Style Odyssey

    October 22, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    yummy pop of pure color…eye-catching mix of textures, too.

  25. Restless Mama

    October 22, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    This is seriously my favorite ensemble yet!

  26. Mo

    October 22, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Somehow I don't find the big red particularly appealing in this ensemble. A vest in a shade of purple would work better — unfortunately purple is ubiquitous this year, and I would wear it with discretion…

  27. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Nice shirt under the V neck. Zara men.

  28. Lolitta

    October 22, 2009 at 3:42 pm

  29. Eli

    October 22, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    oh my the colors are stunning!

  30. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    October 22, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    It was great that you photographed him with the canvas bag behind him, it looks big enough to overwhelm the outfit. Like the other comments, I also like how he mixed the 2 patterns with the solid sweater in between. Jorge from WPB

  31. lara

    October 22, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Love this coat!!

  32. Hannah @ LONDON--ROSE ♥

    October 22, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    I'm officially in love with this man! Why can't all guys make the effort to dress as well as this?

    Love the contrast in colours, textures and patterns. Perfection! & a little 'geek chic' :)

    ♥ Hannah



  33. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    simply brilliant….

  34. J. Magdalena

    October 22, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Double-glanced. Don't know how I feel about how deep that V is, however I love the mixture of the plaid. He looks great! I hope he already had his coat collar popped up a bit in the back and you didn't just do that for him. ;)

  35. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    i wonder if you know that blog:

    its just hilarious ;) It's a great honor to be gently mocked. Hope you're into cats, scott.

  36. Slowjack

    October 22, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    I like the mix of colors and textures but I don't care for these shapes. The coat flaring out is not attractive–he looks like a woman trying to hide a pregnancy. I try not to wear anything double-breasted unless it's kept buttoned-up, and this picture shows why. Maybe Sart told him to unbutton to show the color underneath–I hope that's the case. The exaggerated V of the vest looks silly, too. There's just too much mismatch of proportion here for me to like this.

  37. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Why can't people just put their mobile away for just a moment while they're being snapped? Or is that part of the pose?

    Great coat.


  38. The Photodiarist

    October 22, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    What a wonderful shot of color. Love this.

  39. Christina

    October 22, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Amazing, period.

  40. Sabine

    October 22, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    some people can just pull it off… It looks great. But if I tried wearing it it would be one of the outfits you put on – just to take off shortly before you leave the house, because it just feels wrong.

  41. Emily L.

    October 22, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    Absolutely fabulous! The mix of patterns is just perfect.
    & I want his coat!!!

  42. Edgar C

    October 22, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    i like it

    you're giving me the courage to wear bolder brighter and more vivid colors in my wardrobe

  43. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    fantastic colors!

    p.s. Sart, I wish I could see his shoes. I noticed you often don't include shoes in the frame (?)

  44. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 5:17 pm


  45. igor

    October 22, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    working cuff on the overcoat? naaaiiiccee

  46. anna kim

    October 22, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    i wish i knew how to wear a pop of color like him

  47. Metro Profiles LA

    October 22, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    Really nice – the colors, the patterns, the layers.

  48. Edgar C

    October 22, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    is there a japanese version of the sartorialist?

    i used to skim through japanese fashion mags, but now I don't have the time to go down to little tokyo here in los angeles

    a little help would be appreciated.

  49. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    Where are the shoes?

  50. J.Teheren

    October 22, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    Iconic! I'd love to see the shoes, otherwise, grand!

  51. ChervelleCamille

    October 22, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    WOW!! So classic and so elegant!! Loving this!

  52. Deborah

    October 22, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    I wish my husband would dress like that

  53. -h

    October 22, 2009 at 6:58 pm


  54. submarinoazul

    October 22, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    I Love this coat!!!

    is perfect!


  55. openzedoor

    October 22, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    That scarf finishes it off nicely, wicked coat, too.

  56. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Amaaaazing Jacket!!! Love the look!

  57. Petey

    October 22, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Great look and on one of my favorite streets, right down from the little hotel where I always stay. Ahh, Paris! Vachement sublime!

  58. Tokyo Girl

    October 22, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    How does he do it?? Mixing all these colors and patterns in one look.. and pulling it off so well..


    October 22, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    A really really really elegant man. Very Paul Smith style, full of colors! Love it


  60. Maranda

    October 22, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Love the layers, all of them. Don't like the phone but its better than a cigarette.

  61. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    the great Sartorialist finding you photo worthy is enough of a self-esteem boost to not need to hide behind a cellphone.

  62. Alice Olive

    October 22, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Wow. He's sharp.

  63. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    he is dressed UP.

  64. thomas

    October 22, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    i usually don't like red but i like it today

  65. Gil

    October 22, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!! I don't see what people find baffling about the combination. There are not that many patterns( just the blue check of the shirt and the prince of wales check of the coat) or colors (red, blue, and grey). The Prince of Wales check coat contains and matches the colors he is wearing underneath.

  66. Le 21ème

    October 23, 2009 at 12:14 am

    Fantastic! What a great outfit. He looks like he put a lot of (good) thought into it!


  67. Evan

    October 23, 2009 at 12:23 am

    I want that coat!

  68. Jetin

    October 23, 2009 at 1:26 am

    Does anyone know who made this coat? I want it…seriously…

  69. Anonymous

    October 23, 2009 at 3:59 am

    He is married yes? Even better. Wish all the husbands would take a lesson.

  70. Anonymous

    October 23, 2009 at 4:04 am

    Perfect, I love how he wear this so naturally. both the colour and cut could overpower him or seem like a costume but instead it looks so smart and almost understated. The styling is also great with the up collar and the scarf. wonderful.

  71. Couture

    October 23, 2009 at 4:30 am

    Excellent shot and subject – the patterns and colours actually work are fantastic together!

  72. Ammu

    October 23, 2009 at 4:47 am

    Fantastic – it works so well – the patterns, the colours, and I love how he wears the scarf. Such a stylish man.

  73. Anonymous

    October 23, 2009 at 5:46 am

    A great blend of patterns and colours. Very rich. Would have liked to have seen his shoes. I think a simple brogue would suit such a busy array.

  74. fero

    October 23, 2009 at 5:49 am

    the red makes it

  75. Mens Designer Clothes

    October 23, 2009 at 7:42 am

    Like this jacket allot

  76. Sarah

    October 23, 2009 at 7:54 am

    This guy is seriously cool! I love his coat <3

  77. Anonymous

    October 23, 2009 at 8:31 am

    love the pattern and color mix!
    plus he is so cute!!

  78. Qui

    October 23, 2009 at 8:58 am

    THIS is style :) mmm..he looks divine. I agree with what someone said above, I'd love to see if he was wearing some nice leather loafers, or rocking this look with designer sneakers.

  79. Anonymous

    October 23, 2009 at 10:32 am


  80. Cari Hislop

    October 23, 2009 at 10:57 am

    Snazy! I love men in red! And he has the right tone of red and blue in the shirt…very snazy! Love it!

  81. Allen - East Hampton

    October 23, 2009 at 11:22 am


  82. Anonymous

    October 23, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    Wonderful…but please show us the shoes!

  83. Anonymous

    October 23, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    This gentleman will go places in his life

  84. bollywooddeewana

    October 23, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    Yes indeed i would have loved to see his shoes, he looks utterly fabulous

  85. Anonymous

    October 23, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    oh the personality to carry off such fun and smart style

  86. Selmyra

    October 23, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    amazing !!! i heart it !!

  87. avecpapiersinparis

    October 23, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Great to see you venturing into the rive Gauche M. Sartorialist! A wealth of classic parisian fashion looms over on this side of the river.

  88. Amy

    October 23, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    Nice mixing of patterns. I like how the red sweater picks up the red in the coat.

  89. Anonymous

    October 23, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    The only thing I like here is the ascot. The rest I don't really care about. From the upturned collar to the patterns, from the massive v-neck to the length of the coat, he can keep it all. That stated, if he can wear all that and have a bunch of girlies profess their eternal love for him on a blog then his mission is accomplished, innit?!


  90. Anonymous

    October 23, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    OH MY! Awesome. great color and pattern.


  91. L.Vega

    October 23, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    this is style being thought through. The coat should be a staple in every closet – especially one that can go with jeans AND a suit. I hope it's really cold where he is, so he can validate the scarf that he has on. Either way, nice.

  92. Anonymous

    October 23, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    The shot will be different if it has been a full bodied shot including the shoes…

  93. Pietman

    October 24, 2009 at 5:13 am

    This man knows what his doing, the clothes form a perfect unit.

  94. Anonymous

    October 24, 2009 at 6:50 am

    He has an uncanny resemblance to Yukio Mishima in both physique and style. He was a master of contrivance…

  95. rhai♥laborte

    October 24, 2009 at 10:59 am

  96. Joy De Vivre Design

    October 25, 2009 at 1:11 am

    I love how the red vest creates such interest in the photo. All of the other colors are so muted and then the pop of color looks great!

  97. chayaleeeee

    October 25, 2009 at 2:36 am

    Great coat!! Not loving the kerchief thing though…

  98. Anonymous

    October 25, 2009 at 4:15 am

    L.Vega 7:23PM, the ascot can be worn in summer under a shirt. It's a refined way of wearing a shirt without a tie in fact and most gentlemen would wear one to replace a tie in summer. The weather does not necessarily need to be chilly for the ascot and you'd be hard pressed to see someone wearing it in winter. The ascot is silk; it's a different animal from a scarf.

    Think English manor, think library, smoking jacket, monocle, think smoking a pipe, think trophy wife; all that's missing is the ascot. It's a very refined look.

    I have a small collection of silk ascots from vintage Hermes to Gucci. I love them all. This summer I'll gather enough testicular fortitude to take them for a stroll in this country of board shorts and flip flops.


  99. simonegambirasio

    October 25, 2009 at 10:25 am

    Don't like red on these small light blue squares…

  100. jonzak

    October 25, 2009 at 11:56 am

    I'd be willing to let the Yakuza remove one, maybe even two of my fingers for that top coat.

  101. Anonymous

    October 26, 2009 at 8:38 am

    The gent looks fantastic.

    Looks like preppy, lumber jack is back.

    For this guy the ascot is the top note which makes it whole.

  102. Remah Doleh

    October 26, 2009 at 10:24 am

    Ascot: The most underrated item in menswear.

  103. lenathediva

    October 26, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    I love ascots. My husband wore one with his tuxedo when we got married. This man is very nice looking. I wish that more men would dress like this.

  104. Pat

    October 27, 2009 at 12:17 am

    I laughed with sheer pleasure at the effect of the whole . Starting with the haircut,to the cravat,the shirt, the coat, ,plain pants – finished by and attention drawn to that lovely sweater.

  105. Since Age Zero

    October 27, 2009 at 10:03 am

    that red!

    LOVE IT!

    matches the color of a recent lipstick purchase: NARS-Heat Wave.


  106. Anonymous

    October 29, 2009 at 11:18 am

    The plaid patter of his coat is bold yet elegant rather than garish. Thumbs up on the coat.

  107. Wendell Mc Shine

    October 29, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    Yeah ¨D Boss¨
    A work of pure art…Sweet.

  108. Jason

    October 29, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    while the jacket is a great piece, I think you loose his face/head with all the patterning that is gathered around the neck. A different shirt perhaps, r possibly not such a low cut V-neck sweater, or even a more muted red for the sweater.

    However, this is something I would probably wear and not give a heck what anyone thought of my outfit!

  109. Anonymous

    October 29, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    He's Chinese….

    But he's gay. Sorry to disappoint you ladies.

  110. Adam

    October 29, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    coat is BEAUTIFUL – incredible cut.
    and his layering and colour sense make me want to be his friend.

  111. Andreas

    October 30, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    The overcoat is definitely something I would wear, the pattern is so nice. But what I like the most with this outfit is the wide opening at the neck of the red sweater, I think that the pattern of the shirt, combined with the pattern of the overcoat, makes an exciting look.

  112. Jacquelyn

    October 30, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    I love the bright red with the coat. I wish my husband would wear this.

  113. Anonymous

    November 3, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    If the V-neck was a few shades darker, I'd be all over this like white on rice.

  114. Guga

    November 7, 2009 at 4:47 am

    red and blue… together are like super hero combo…. i couldnt pull that red off by itslef the coat is awesome…. has the movement..its really amazing when u start to think about .. how am i goin to present myself to the world… and we all know its a mass production of clothing… etc etc… but each one has a distinct look…. thats what i love about fashion…

  115. Jii

    December 10, 2009 at 5:11 am

    Interesting that so many people dislike the deep V. With his posture, and with the contrast of colour it gives the effect of plumage on a bird. The V creates a framing for his face, and creates a natural line drawing out to the shoulder, an inversion of the fla(i)red line the jacket traces from his ribs. It gives him a masculine chest and strong shoulders and gives him a waist. A composition with an intriguing palette.

  116. Math D. 1977 - 2010

    January 8, 2010 at 1:15 am

    épouse-moi !

  117. Jorge C.

    August 8, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    This outfit is so freaking amazing!! I LOVE IT!!!

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