Friday, November 21, 2008

On the Street….Scarf Homme, Milan & Paris


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  1. Brigadeiro

    November 21, 2008 at 8:12 am

    These guys need to teach me how to tie a scarf so beautifully.

  2. Francesca d'E

    November 21, 2008 at 8:15 am

    I adore that new take on the Andy Wharol’s look…

  3. Barbara

    November 21, 2008 at 8:22 am

    awesome hair, and I’ve always liked septum piercings.

  4. fashionfatwa

    November 21, 2008 at 8:31 am

    the man on top is quite beautiful

    and the man on the bottom as a totally halal man bag, and is that patent I see? I’ve never seen it pulled off so well on a guy.

  5. hilary c.

    November 21, 2008 at 8:35 am

    love this. the top boy is like a 21st century Warhol.

  6. The Clever Pup

    November 21, 2008 at 8:42 am

    oh dear…

  7. gregorytoddsmith

    November 21, 2008 at 8:43 am

    I like it. I really wish there were more photos of people like this on the blog. They’re interesting and forward.

  8. The Concrete Commentator

    November 21, 2008 at 8:48 am

    Wow.. These are great! I love this bag, and the way the light is catching it. The light source from this window is amazing, and the dark shadows on the right and bottom of the photos. He has great glasses too. Ok, the top one.. Fabulous. The scarf looks good on him.. When I first saw this photo I thought it was a young Andy Warhol. Great Shots Sart!!!!!

  9. Bon Vivant

    November 21, 2008 at 8:49 am

    andy warhol reloaded!

  10. marchingbandemporium

    November 21, 2008 at 8:49 am

    Very nice.

    Funnily enough, I was looking at women’s scarfs in a London department store last week and wondering whether they might add an interesting sense of colour and texture to my outfits. (I am a man, by the way.)

    Now I know they do! I should have taken the plunge then and trusted my instincts.

  11. Petulia

    November 21, 2008 at 9:02 am

    Nicely done. Any good scaf femme? I am always looking for new ways to tie mine

  12. Nelli

    November 21, 2008 at 9:05 am

    The first man is so in Andy Warhol style…interesting.

  13. y.f. dubble

    November 21, 2008 at 9:18 am

    how many cliches can you put in one look. gauges in his ear, hardware in his nose, a warholesque wig, and the hermes scarf. am i the only one who is lost here?

  14. Anonymous

    November 21, 2008 at 9:19 am

    I love an Hermes scarf just as much as the next girl but I’m not too sure if I can co-sign on these looks.

  15. Anonymous

    November 21, 2008 at 9:26 am

    Absolutely stunning. I love the pose in the second picture!
    Thank you Sart

  16. cami falcão

    November 21, 2008 at 9:29 am

    the first one is a contemporary version of Andy Warhol, very elegant boys.

  17. Lainey Seyler

    November 21, 2008 at 9:30 am


    i can’t decide which of these two i like better.

  18. Jovon Higgins

    November 21, 2008 at 9:37 am

    The first photo is reminiscent of Andy Warhol!

  19. Anonymous

    November 21, 2008 at 9:48 am

    The first picture, who is he?
    Andy, a man or woman?
    The both are lost there masculinity, this isn’t fashion

  20. Anonymous

    November 21, 2008 at 9:49 am

    ew those are not cute, scott what were you thinking?

  21. Anonymous

    November 21, 2008 at 9:51 am

    I am reminded of Andy Warhol…

  22. metscan

    November 21, 2008 at 9:54 am

    I don´t like the scarves on men worn like that,looks too feminine to me.

  23. Anonymous

    November 21, 2008 at 10:01 am

    Warhol’s cousin?

  24. Stephanie

    November 21, 2008 at 10:02 am

    Andy Warhol…his style became timeless. In both photos, the scarves are so very chic on these men.


    November 21, 2008 at 10:06 am

    more men should do this
    or variation of

  26. Thomas

    November 21, 2008 at 10:06 am

    I am a big fan of scarves, for both sexes, and I love the prints as well as the solids, but what strikes me most about this is the septum of man 1. I live in Madrid and here the circa-mouth studs are ubiquitous, and I know that septum piercings are getting to be almost as big, both here and in certain cities in the states, but I have maintained that they are seriously ugly. Then I saw your photo. The way the balls at the end show themselves just under the nostrils and reflect the light in a way similar to his platinum hair, is a great image. I have to rethink my judgment and say, for now, that it depends on the nose. Some are too small and get overpowered by the ring. He pulls it off with flying colors. Also, great scarf.

  27. Mavis

    November 21, 2008 at 10:10 am

    the first dude reminds me of Warhol.

  28. Anonymous

    November 21, 2008 at 10:11 am

    andy warhol??? is that you?

  29. Anonymous

    November 21, 2008 at 10:14 am

    As I brought home yet another expensive but beautiful scarf I wondered if my husband could ever wear one. So today looking at these pictures I thought, “Maybe yes, ” until I saw all the other feminine touches, the jewelry,the bag, etc. Then I thought, “No.” I’m sorry, but I think these two ruined the attempt and just look like cross-dressers. Maybe some other man will do it with more skill and subtlety. It’s an idea worth working on.

  30. Dan in Richmond

    November 21, 2008 at 10:17 am

    I’m big into scarves this year and there have been lots of great ones here. I like the lower look best (meaning, I guess, that I’d wear it) but the top portrait is a great shot. Of course people are going to say young (and I’d add contemporary) Andy Warhol, but he must expect that himself.

  31. norawoah

    November 21, 2008 at 10:17 am

    Who loves grey hair more than me? No one. He looks fantastic.

  32. Anonymous

    November 21, 2008 at 10:25 am

    Proof that gender is a role we play.

  33. Anonymous

    November 21, 2008 at 10:26 am

    Top boy channels Andy Warhol. Impressively done.

  34. dreamhandbags

    November 21, 2008 at 10:53 am

    beautiful sunglasses ! it look likes very good !

  35. Simone

    November 21, 2008 at 10:53 am

    Pulling out my Hermes scarf tonight..

  36. Isao

    November 21, 2008 at 11:05 am

    Just shoot me…


    November 21, 2008 at 11:05 am

    My first thought was, “Man up!” Then I remembered I’m a big Homo. Who am I to judge!

    So, I actually looked and these guys are givin’ it to you!

    Rock it boyz!

    Warhol Lives in the first shot and the second guy is 21st century Truman Capote with his pose and look o minor annoyance at having to breathe.


  38. Jenn

    November 21, 2008 at 11:17 am


  39. olga

    November 21, 2008 at 11:21 am

    and i thought i liked Andy!!!

  40. frederick kambo

    November 21, 2008 at 11:41 am

    I sell scarves for men and women but have to say they are a tougher sell to the men. There’s something about colour and texture that intimidates I suppose. Still, these shots are an inspiration. Thanks Sart!

  41. Anonymous

    November 21, 2008 at 11:43 am

    luke wilson (as in The Royal Tenenbaums), anyone?

  42. Dominica

    November 21, 2008 at 11:51 am

    Andy Warhol meets the Prodigy ….
    I like the guy in the second picture…he gets away with this – I love people that dare to wear whatever THEY like…love him !

  43. Stephanie

    November 21, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    I saw Warhol’s wig at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, it was nice and white and clean. I wonder if this young man is wearing a wig.

  44. The Calvin Show

    November 21, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    The first pic reminds me of singer Robyn. And the second? I’m too distracted by the “diva” pose. Haha.

  45. Denise Martinez

    November 21, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    Andy Warhol! ;p

  46. Anonymous

    November 21, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    When everyone says you look like someone famous (Andy Warhol), you’re trying to hard and have totally lost your own essence!
    These two don’t define “men” for me!

  47. Anonymous

    November 21, 2008 at 12:21 pm


  48. Allen - East Hampton

    November 21, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    LOVE the Warhol homage!!!

  49. KSE

    November 21, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    I love both. Funny how people praise women in terrible clothes but hate on two beautiful men in flawless [albeit traditionally-feminine]outfits. Dan in Richmond-I’ll be looking for a man in a scarf when I’m there next week.

  50. Richie Designs

    November 21, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    Andy is that you?

    you look great for being dead for so long

  51. Rebecca

    November 21, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    Nice scarves/murse.

  52. CK Dexter Haven

    November 21, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    This is the kind of thing that proves i’m not nearly as ‘liberal’ as i might like to be.

    Perhaps gender is a matter of ‘roles.’ But, at adulthood, the roles are ingrained and natural. These seem like contrivances. Males who worship women, or, at least, their options. Somehow, that leads to them trying to BE women. My ‘worship’ of women leads me to want to be WITH them. My way doesn’t lead me into any personal artifice.

    I don’t think one can practically adopt a new role at will without becoming a caricature. Yes, these people have an exceptionally strong sense of ‘style.’ If that’s the objective, it’s a fine representation. But, i may be too conservative in this simple way to allow that to be ‘it.’ Style is superficial, and i hate seeing this much superficiality tied up in an ‘identity.’

  53. Kay

    November 21, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    I cannot stand septum piercings so out of sheer prejudice I’m not going to say much on the first picture, other than that he wears that scarf with a surprising amount of masculinity.
    The second image is without a doubt much less masculine, but far more beautiful. The scarf itself it really nicely arranged, good colours as well, it seems very complete. Patent bag is slight overkill for me, It doesn’t seem to fit with the unexpectedly relaxed look of the rest of the outfit.

    I guess it shows clothing doesn’t necessarily portray gender.

  54. Danielle

    November 21, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    what in the warhol is that?

    nice shots. i like the darkness of the bottom one.

  55. Anonymous

    November 21, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    um, please…how silly they both look.

  56. Anonymous

    November 21, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    Does anyone else want to call out that the first guy looks like Andy Warhol? Not sure I got the allusion from the first 370 mentions of this.

  57. Anonymous

    November 21, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    which is which (Milan vs. Paris).

  58. Anonymous

    November 21, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    Love the scarves, the top guy's hair (and lips — wow!), & the sense of independence each conveys. Beautiful colors in both scarves, too. Stephanie

  59. Anonymous

    November 21, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    oh oh. a little bit of punk a little bit of class. my favorite.

  60. Anand

    November 21, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    there is anything special in the scarf ?
    I think Author has posted his own pic while on vacation.

  61. Anonymous

    November 21, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    What is it w/ men carrying womens handbags ?

    Looks affected and absurd.


  62. sophia

    November 21, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    I love color removed hair the first boy is stunning but I hate the piercing they never look good on anyone other wise the look would be flawless.

  63. Anonymous

    November 21, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    You just want to tell people when Andy Warhol was this young he didn’t look like this…

  64. Helga

    November 21, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    Andy forever! wonderful shot

  65. John Christopher

    November 21, 2008 at 5:55 pm


  66. Anonymous

    November 21, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    Number two is channeling Betty Davis . . . “What a dump”
    (Love the scarf)

  67. Anonymous

    November 21, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    ive been thinking of grey hair for some time now! (im a female with very loong hair)
    after seeing it in japan, i think this may become a trend…

  68. Anonymous

    November 21, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    We get it. The next person to write ‘Andy Warhol’ should be slapped. We got it the first time.

  69. Anonymous

    November 21, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    Oh, that first photo is a killer! Love it.

  70. Anonymous

    November 21, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    forget the scarves…. THAT HAIR! I want it so bad.

  71. Anonymous

    November 21, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    First guy has a strong image and it works! Details are perfect and I think is a young way to be elegant and mix icons and streetwear (not only to seem PopArtChief)
    Maybe is cause I’m only 23 or cause I’m european, but I think that is important to analyze the style, not if he has piercings or if he seems flawless..I need to say it, (sorry). also with big earring he seems very elegant, a simply way to use color contrasts and a feminine accessory like a silk scarf.
    A new-wave-darker mood.Interesting.
    The second works in a different way, not so fashionable, a little too ‘made in Italy’ for me. Is only a scarf, is important how you wear it. Thanks, Mariji

  72. Anonymous

    November 21, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    The first photo looks to be one of Ash Stymest (Vogue Homme Japan cover model)with a platinum blonde hairdo. Am I right on this one?

  73. Anonymous

    November 21, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    I’m not sure why young attractive men want to look like upper eastside matrons; big bags, Herme’s scarf, big glasses.

    I guess old lady is the new man.

  74. Scott W

    November 21, 2008 at 11:26 pm


  75. hermes

    November 22, 2008 at 12:40 am

    identity crisis

  76. monique

    November 22, 2008 at 12:43 am

    I’m with CK. Liberal overall but not a big fan of men in women’s clothing, although if they want to wear it I support their right to do so, I just don’t find it attractive.

    I do understand that these, um, guys, dwell in a world where this is considered chic or fierce or whatever. Great. I’m glad that world exists…. in my world, however, they look foolish….. like that numbskull on Project Runway with the big glasses and the bouffant blonde hair who looks like a slimmer version of Bee Arthur. If that’s how a dude wants to look, I say rock on…. but I’m laughing AT as opposed to WITH.

  77. Georg von Caprivi

    November 22, 2008 at 1:52 am

    Sorry, but there is absolutely nothing masculine about the upper guy. I can only hope he is wearing a whig. These particular scarfs really add to the feeling that one has just entered the cross dressing zone.

  78. Barbara

    November 22, 2008 at 4:54 am

    I think Clever Puppy has summed this lot up perfectly.

  79. Caterina

    November 22, 2008 at 5:57 am

    Haha funny how the first pic reminds me of one of my daughters friends!
    Tunnel, medusa and septum piercing put in a new context, I really like it.
    So now I know there´s a future for these pierced kids to look god with a grown up style and keep their rivets in their faces ;)

  80. Nicholas

    November 22, 2008 at 6:16 am

    it must be hell to get all theese comments. still im commenting – i simply love the first 1!

  81. StyleFitz

    November 22, 2008 at 6:23 am

    i love this look, I bought a similar style scarf from the ZARA mens range last weekend, only cost £8. These pictures give me more confidence to wear it.

  82. The Life and Times of a Southern Foodie

    November 22, 2008 at 7:49 am

    The Andy Warhol hair is awsome.

    I don’t like the nose pierce. Too bull looking for me and takes away from beauty, probably the point.

    Scarves on guys wonderful!

  83. mybirthdaypony

    November 22, 2008 at 9:15 am

    i want to know where he got that watch. what kind it is. something about it i love.

  84. kenny

    November 22, 2008 at 10:26 am

    It is a little bit strange a man with women handbag…

  85. jcp

    November 22, 2008 at 10:28 am

    the first guy has a smart take on scarfs (not to mention warhol) but the 2nd guy looks dum. he´s trying so hard to look like an “upper class” old lady…

  86. Poulenc

    November 22, 2008 at 11:20 am

    No, no, no.


    Scarves and their use way too femmy.

  87. NYCRepublican

    November 22, 2008 at 11:59 am

    i’m sorry but these are terrible. the problem with the andy warhol look is that you have to be andy warhol for it not to look foolish.

  88. effie

    November 22, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    love the first peekture! i used to think that piercings don’t quite go with classic scarfs but he just proved me wrong. and i wonder if he is wearing a wig.

    mybirthdaypony: i think it’s a digital casio watch as i have a similar one.

  89. Tina :)

    November 22, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    I really like the Andy Warhol hair in the first one.
    And I love scarves on men; they make them look so classy and refined.

    Love your blog.


  90. HEK

    November 22, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    Mr. Andy Warhol has such a great attitude.

  91. Jill Turner

    November 22, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    i think they are both trying too hard. especially the one on the bottom…

  92. Starck Mad

    November 23, 2008 at 12:48 am

    The Warhol-meets-Nan Kempner in the first photo is a bit awkward, but stylish nonetheless.

  93. ryandavidp

    November 23, 2008 at 1:17 am

    amazing! i love the 2nd photo. yes – he is letting those accessories have it.

  94. Herr M

    November 23, 2008 at 9:19 am

    ‘I hate excuses!’ and here is no reason for! Stunning! Welcome back on earth – Andy!

  95. Max

    November 23, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    NYCRepublican nails it.

  96. Anonymous

    November 23, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    The first photo reminds me of a Oscar Wilde’s character Dorian Grey…portrayed modernly that is.

  97. brian

    November 23, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    Am the only one more than a little put off by the chauvinism of some of the commenters? Isn’t part of the point of this blog that style isn’t so much about the kinds of garments we wear, though they too play a role, but rather about how we can play with sartorial signals to construct unique and stunning personalities? These gentlemen are probably very aware that they’re bending gender norms and looking great while doing it, and that’s what makes it good style.

    It’s less about what you should wear and more about how you wear it. But instead I’m seeing folks discount this out of hand because they don’t look masculine enough?

  98. Jeremy

    November 24, 2008 at 2:48 am

    So what if he looks like Warhol? When has a reference been as good as being original? Warhol was original and compared to these two clowns, muy macho…

    I rejoin the crowd that says “No no no”!

  99. Anonymous

    November 25, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    That top guy is merely costuming Andy. Give me a break.


    November 25, 2008 at 3:50 pm


  101. Sheila

    November 25, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    I’m with Brian. While some commenters seem aware of the political nature of gender roles, there’s way too much inadvertent sexism in some of the comments to let slide. Male and female fashion is so polarized, it’s nice to see daring individuals blur the lines every now and then. Especially when they do so with as much class as these two have.

  102. donut

    November 28, 2008 at 1:21 am

    Today’s modern vampires will wear scarves so that they may use them to cover up the bite marks on their victim’s neck.

    Prey is first smitten with the vampire’s style and then bitten when thoroughly mesmerized. The vampire then “thanks” the victim by adorning them with their scarf and giving them another opportunity to stop by Hermes to pick out another.

    Lesson: Only flirt with men with scarves from Hermes.

  103. crewkurt

    December 2, 2008 at 2:24 am

    It amazes me how any man who dares step out of the strict limitations of traditional male dress gets slaughtered on here. I applaud these men for shattering conceptions of how men are “allowed” to dress. Sure, it may raise an eyebrow but judging by the confidence coming thru in the photos, they dress way for themselves and nobody else. And aren’t we past the whole “murse” drama? They are practical, green and a hell of a lot more chic than another messenger bag. I rock my many proudly! Congrats to both men, flawless and ballsy.

  104. edna

    December 5, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    h my gosh!
    this guy is almoust the perfection!
    love the bag and scarf conbination

  105. Anonymous

    December 6, 2008 at 1:07 am

    Wow, the comments on this one are all over the place. I say, gender?…meh. Who cares what side of that line you fall?! These guys are FIERCE and, best of all, they clearly don’t care what any of us think.

  106. Anonymous

    December 7, 2008 at 4:43 am

    the guy in the below pic looks fab though im a little jealous of the bag he is clutching.. i reckon the leather bag takes the whole look up a notch

  107. Luuworld

    December 9, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    Yeah but no but yeah. But no, but yeah!

  108. Anonymous

    December 12, 2008 at 12:13 am

    Not only does it need to be noted that there is a severe bias from some posters on this board, but some factual errors should also be pointed out.

    First of all, these two men are NOT cross dressing, nor is there any intention of trying to look “womanly”. Both look quite fully male, and very attractive members of their sex. Meaning, yes, can you believe it?…..ALL men do not look alike or dress the same!!..WOW! Next point, the bag might very well be a men’s bag, as such a thing exists and are quite common in larger urban areas. Bags do not necessarily equate to women’s wear…..been to Barney’s much?

    So, yeah, stop with the ignorance.

  109. Shance

    February 5, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    The gentleman in the bottom photo straddles the line between 'androgyny' and 'dandy' quite well! Kudos to him, and he's extra handsome to boot!!!

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