Tuesday, October 14, 2008

On the Street…Shades & Layers, Paris

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  1. Airam

    October 14, 2008 at 9:08 am

    I love how all the colours in this picture are coordinated: the wall, the clothes, the skin! His clothes look like a perfect rainy day. Wonder if that outfit would look as good on a woman.

  2. The Life and Times of a Southern Foody

    October 14, 2008 at 9:09 am

    I wish I could say this was elegant

    It looks “Tramp Chic”

    The colors and tones are wonderful but thats it!

  3. Anonymous

    October 14, 2008 at 9:14 am

    i like it. he looks chic without trying too hard. love the tan bag and hat with all the grey. wonder what he’s thinking. nice shot.

  4. maya

    October 14, 2008 at 9:17 am

    I love this layered look! His hat is great and the grey leather is very cool.

  5. Gregory Smith

    October 14, 2008 at 9:20 am

    I’m really glad this is in Paris. I was going to say it looks so well put together, but dirty (in a very French way). Of course, being in France, makes sense. I appreciate the layers and the tones. And, I covet his bag; simple, masculine, casual.

  6. Anonymous

    October 14, 2008 at 9:25 am

    authentic! i like the top half more for some reason… im biased towards grey and black i find :P

  7. Anonymous

    October 14, 2008 at 9:34 am

    I am a woman, an urban dweller, needing lots of comfort and movement– I adore this outfit! The hat reminds me of something out of a 1930′s-early ’40′s movie. Or a fairy tale hat. Or Pinocchio’s wonderful chapeau!

    I love this look. Street gamin with class. He looks fabulous and I envy him his comfort and his colors. Bravo!

  8. Anonymous

    October 14, 2008 at 9:42 am

    He looks so sad, you usually display pictures of much happier people.

  9. Fede

    October 14, 2008 at 9:47 am

    sincerly don’t like him so much. he just looks dirty. but I’m italian so maybe that’s the reason!

  10. Eline

    October 14, 2008 at 9:47 am

    I love his attitude. You can tell its not an act, the outfit reflects the person.

  11. beths

    October 14, 2008 at 9:50 am

    Gregory Smith, I agree, it’s good dirty for Paris.

    Chico Marx, is that you off the set? (Chico was always the one I wanted to meet as a civilian.)

  12. Dan in Richmond

    October 14, 2008 at 9:53 am

    Too Bohemian (okay, substituted for “homeless looking”)for me but I appreciate the trouble he’s gone to to see to his look, which he probably concieves of in a very definite way. That in itself is always interesting and in fact is what we’re really looking for, I think- people with a clear sense of their own style and to whom it obviously matters. It’s a rather said photo with all the tonalities of grey and the butt-strewn pavement, and another interesting departure.

  13. Zakuro

    October 14, 2008 at 9:58 am

    nice.

    i like this calm gray and creases.
    he looks like a bohemian wanderer.

  14. aficionada

    October 14, 2008 at 10:09 am

    i'm worried about him! i mean, the clothes are great– i love the shades & draping. but somehow i feel like he threw this on not thinking about how lovely it was (which is fine, and the definition of effortless style, i suppose). he looks very sad and like his style is the last thing on his mind… which is rare for the folks you post here. there's a difference between cool and just depressed. like i said, i just worry about this man a little.

  15. Anonymous

    October 14, 2008 at 10:36 am

    Soething menacing about this chap I think! I wouldn’t want to bump into him on a dark runway.

  16. MAJoR

    October 14, 2008 at 10:39 am

    What I love most about this look is the contrast of the very slim cut jacket and pants to the slouchy shirt and scarf. perfection! i’m trying this asap :-)

  17. CK Dexter Haven

    October 14, 2008 at 11:00 am

    Great colors/tones, but too ‘unclean.’

    It looks ‘chic’ in about the same way as all those young American, minor tv celebs used to run around with unwashed, greasy hair. I can’t excuse it because it’s “French” in this case.

  18. Keisha Kornbread

    October 14, 2008 at 11:02 am

    I don’t like it…not one bit.

  19. Anonymous

    October 14, 2008 at 11:14 am

    Shudder. Sad, dirty, depressing.

  20. Jason

    October 14, 2008 at 11:20 am

    I love how he looks washed out from the bottom up. His shoes are black and his outfit gets gradually lighter as you go up to his hat. Neat outfit.

  21. Anonymous

    October 14, 2008 at 11:32 am

    Homeless chic…in a really good way.

    The jacket does look a little bit…unwashed.

    Hmm.

  22. XAVS

    October 14, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    Homeless chic, absolutely…but I don’t like his attitude, looks to lazy for me…
    X

  23. The Storialist

    October 14, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    His outfit is like urban Parisian camouflage (check out how well he blends in with the weathered stone behind him!).

    That is a testament to the artistic vision of these photos.

    He is almost wincing…

  24. beAtrice

    October 14, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    i’m a girl and i want to live in this outfit. maybe different shoes, but other than that, this is what i want to look like on the street. i miss paris.

  25. jessica

    October 14, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    rick owen’s muse?
    i love this. i want that jacket desperately.

  26. Anonymous

    October 14, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    i love this look – but the undershirt looks a little…dirty? still, very well put together, but not someone i’d want to touch.

  27. gregory_fb

    October 14, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    The thing about his jacket is that it could be a $1200 limited edition piece in washed leather from John Varvatos or it could be something he found at the Salvation Army for $5. From this distance, you just can’t know. Is that cool or annoying?

  28. Punkiww

    October 14, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    Gradation fashion. It works!

  29. red-handed

    October 14, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    Too many layers, not enough shades. Nice hat, though.

  30. Anonymous

    October 14, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    Love everything about him.

    L.

  31. -h of candid cool

    October 14, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    really phenomenal. for some reason, he also reminds me of those sad clown paintings, that ive been trying to google and cant find…

    anywho, i also like the bag, its somehow unexpected but it all works really well.

  32. LindaLiten

    October 14, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    Yes, he is cool. I think that he has a good sence of humour.

  33. Dominica

    October 14, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    ton-sur-ton, absolutely beautiful

    The way he stands in the picture and where he stands, makes me think of that movie ; the name of the rose…
    At first sight, it looks like he has stepped out of the year 1327…
    He has a very mysterious ‘air’ …

  34. Anonymous

    October 14, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    See what smoking will do for you.

    (Love the colors.)

  35. lizzy

    October 14, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    Pierrot le fou on hard times but still looking good. That harlequin bag is genius.

  36. Anonymous

    October 14, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    Love the jacket, lots of personality in the hat. You cannot buy something with that sort of real patina unless it is vintage

  37. FBNDR

    October 14, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    I wish I could wear all that, but Brazil’s storching sun doesn’t allow me to do that.

  38. Hadley Gets Crafty

    October 14, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    I just love that hats are steadily continuing their comeback.

    He looks so very much at home in his hat, yes?

  39. mohammad

    October 14, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    Remind me a person who is searching the wisdom from town to town. If leather jacket replace with a black wool coat it would be better fit.

  40. john benjamin pritchett

    October 14, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    I like it. Ragged but artistic. Mugatu’s Derelict (Zoolander) from showroom to street!

  41. Anonymous

    October 14, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Brilliant layering! He’s so timeless looking.

    And he doesn’t look sad or depressed to me at all. He just looks like he might have ambivalent feelings about being photographed on the street for a fashion website. (As, indeed, would I.)

  42. Scott W

    October 14, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    This should be titled: How to Wear Gray!

  43. Anonymous

    October 14, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    Enzo from men’s non no, adore the tones.

  44. monique

    October 14, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    Very cool. Nice monochromatic look. I’d prefer a hat with a slightly bigger brim (or at least have the brim not flipped up) to top off this nice ensemble but I’m knit picking.

  45. Anonymous

    October 14, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    i like it. i particularly love the jacket and hat. this look is homeless meets heroin chic… cute.

  46. Zoe Langdell

    October 14, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    This is one of those images that makes you think about what you’ve got, and look at it afresh. I tend to get in comfortable ruts, a look that was good the first few times but not really current, active and wielding today. I think I might wear all grey tomorrow…

  47. kerfuffler

    October 14, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    How phony to fashion a couture outfit that apes homelessness. The two piece sleeves give it away; the grime disgusts.

  48. Anonymous

    October 14, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    He is modeling in japan ..

    I’ve seen him in many popular

    japanese magazines…

  49. Rich

    October 14, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    Mr. Sart, you’ve captured him perfectly against that background!

  50. Anonymous

    October 14, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Indeed a model from Men’s non-no. You’d recognize him if he pulled up his sleeves and see the bold tattoos on his arms.

    I like the jacket a lot, not the hat and not the shoe.

  51. KateS

    October 14, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    My goodness! I love his tonality and his amazing jacket.

    I agree with -h of candid cool, there is something of the tragic harlequin about him – perhaps this is referenced in the bag?

  52. Anonymous

    October 15, 2008 at 1:10 am

    Wow, this is a really tough one. On the pone hand I really like the pieces (great jacket), but without sounding too establshment-like, it does look a little bit…unkempt. But I would conclude that he knows what he’s doing. That kind of jacket, the skinny pants and the draping of the scarf are actually very fashiony. So we got you buster, you’re not getting a cent of the doll!!

    Energie

  53. Anonymous

    October 15, 2008 at 1:24 am

    When I saw this photo, I thought a strange French gentleman had burglarized my closet. Way to do androgyny. High marks overall.

  54. Anonymous

    October 15, 2008 at 7:23 am

    ‘unclean’..’homeless chic’.. ah what comedy americans/italians provide for the more sophisticated and thoughtful european sensibility

  55. cami falcĂŁo

    October 15, 2008 at 8:59 am

    just love this, all about it.

  56. Anonymous

    October 15, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    this is too feminine for him, i’d wear it, but he just crossed the line from chic androgyny into slightly bizarre crossdressing

  57. studiolo2

    October 15, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    Shabby chic. Okay. Homeless chic. That is downright callous, and I don’t mean toward the model.

    (As for the outfit pictured: I bet it is far from “poor.”)

  58. ell

    October 15, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    how close-minded of 1:10 to say that.

  59. Anonymous

    October 15, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Mmmm, it seems people who like to be told what to wear are not too hot on this chaps look. I’m not sure whether most of the comments so far are hilarious or just really depressing, 1.10 was certainly just depressing.

  60. B. FLY AND THE CITY

    October 15, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    HOBO CHIC. THE END.

  61. Angel of Fashion

    October 15, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    Nice. Very well thought out.

  62. jenniferz

    October 15, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    I WANT THAT JACKET!!!

  63. y.f. dubble

    October 16, 2008 at 12:09 am

    i don’t think sart started this blog to catalog what he thought might sell at Bergdofs. He has a look and is playing with proportions and tones in a really smart way.

  64. Anonymous

    October 16, 2008 at 2:23 am

    Waiting for Gadot?

  65. Anonymous

    October 17, 2008 at 1:52 am

    He looks like Eugene Souleiman, the acclaimed hair stylist…

  66. karine

    October 17, 2008 at 2:13 am

    oh, it looks wonderful. but mayby with another hat. not too fond of that..

  67. George

    October 19, 2008 at 7:20 am

    I really wish people wouldn’t comment on this person on a purely technical sense, he is not an essay. He is a human being who has expressed himself through his fashion in a very pleasant way. I love the fact that you can see his personality so strongly through his clothes and that it really speaks about him, even if what it says isn’t the nicest. Fashion doesn’t have to be clean cut, tailored and perfect. Personally I love this look and I wish I could express myself as well as he has, that’s what I get from this look

  68. Anonymous

    October 19, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    I don’t see what’s scary about this guy: he’s a beautiful man in a cool outfit… great tones and proportions. I pronounce him supersexy.

  69. KW

    July 24, 2010 at 3:26 am

    Sart,

    My comment is unfortunately incredibly after the fact, since I have recently discovered your blog and am now going back to read older entries I initially missed.

    I think this is an inspiring photo, especially considering that as a woman of sunny disposition who is not terribly fond of Paris, I am able to find things in this photo I can translate into ideas for my own wardrobe. The play on shades of monotone, the sparing use of pattern and texture, and the layering are particularly well done. It's also wonderful to see someone who really knows their own style. With the pattern on the bag, the hat, and expression I have to agree with one of the above comments that he does look like a sad clown, and like he should be in a modern production of Waiting for Godot, but I think that's a good thing.

    Also glad you didn't take the above advice…I really enjoy the variety your work has to offer!

    Enjoy your work immensely,

    K

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