Thursday, January 3, 2008

On the Street…..Simba, Soho


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  1. aurette

    January 2, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    Is it just the way he’s posing, or are the sleeves of his jacket a tad too long?

  2. Anonymous

    January 3, 2008 at 12:08 am

    In this case, I feel the pocket square, simple as it is, adds a flair of sophistication that really completes the look and makes it noticeable.

  3. Anonymous

    January 3, 2008 at 12:22 am

    Meow, meow…

  4. Becca the Promo Mami

    January 3, 2008 at 12:24 am

    that suit fits within an inch of its life! perfection

    the tie, the pocket square, the leather page boy :: tailored – but oozes personal style.

    he reminds me of ‘tony sinclair’ minus the fiction and the tanqueray

  5. I AM GVG

    January 3, 2008 at 12:27 am

    I love this

  6. mamaprana

    January 3, 2008 at 12:37 am


  7. Laguna Beach Trad

    January 3, 2008 at 12:48 am

    Nice find, Sart. I am assuming this gentleman dressed like this on purpose. If so, he did an admirable job. I could do without the leather cap, and the jacket sleeves are too long. And of course the facial hair is excessive. I like the packet square detail. Quirky.

  8. Chris

    January 3, 2008 at 12:48 am

    Very well put together… the hat creates a sense of casualness… i wish i can see what kinda shoes he was wearing…

  9. morty

    January 3, 2008 at 1:03 am

    I don´t like his hae,cap,whatever at all. The rest is ok.

  10. Anonymous

    January 3, 2008 at 1:11 am


    thats what i said when i saw this picture

  11. psyther

    January 3, 2008 at 1:19 am

    Something about stripe colors on tie with wide shirt collar points reads a little too “pulled this out of back of closet” i/o cool retro. Suit itself is great and I’m really liking his choice of hat to set off his outfit. Oh, and pocket square could use a little help. And, beautiful lighting in photo…very good exposure…might have cropped fire hydrant bottom right though…

  12. The Pilgrim

    January 3, 2008 at 1:43 am

    Great look, the hat, afro hair, gold watch and ring take the elegant but classic suit to a whole different level.
    I like the proportion of the shirt collar and tie.

  13. Anonymous

    January 3, 2008 at 2:18 am

    Simba looks absolutely spiffy! absolutely adorable, just like the one i know in lion king. great look and shirt tie combination as well as the pocket square. what watch was he wearing; did you catch that S?

  14. vintagent

    January 3, 2008 at 2:19 am

    I find the combination of his leather hat, the suit, the blue shirt and tie, to be thought provoking. He looks great, and I’m thinking the outfit would work even better with a darker tie. Striking, nonetheless.

  15. rob g

    January 3, 2008 at 2:37 am

    this is a great look, i love the collar size with the slim fitting jacket. very well put together with understated jewlery, i wish i could see the shoes

  16. reverend dick

    January 3, 2008 at 2:55 am

    Love the hat and the draw down from face-shape/beard/jacket to my real favorite…the fist pump really gets me.

  17. strossel

    January 3, 2008 at 3:18 am

    those eyes and that bone structure!

  18. Anonymous

    January 3, 2008 at 3:43 am

    Slick, but the tie is a bit too much. It looks like the tie is wearing Simba, rather than the other way around.

  19. Anonymous

    January 3, 2008 at 3:52 am

    cool name, cool cat.

  20. Anonymous

    January 3, 2008 at 4:00 am

    What a quirky little man. Totally digging the gold watch. I bought a fake rolex not unlike it for $20 and no one can tell. Of course I am still in high school so what do they know.


  21. Gabriela

    January 3, 2008 at 4:09 am

    I am a bit confused: his suit goes one way and his hat, ring and beard go to an other differant way. Like an artist going to an office.

    I guess this contradiction is what makes the picture. Well, this and the way this gentleman wears the suit, his beautiful glance and the fantastic morning light.

  22. Anonymous

    January 3, 2008 at 4:09 am

    What a confident, sleek, and gorgeous guy!

  23. Raquel

    January 3, 2008 at 6:29 am

    Probably, like Sting sang: An englishman-gentleman in NY

  24. Ruminations from ABD Land

    January 3, 2008 at 6:38 am

    This man makes a wide tie look fly – be still my heart. I love the cock of his leather brim – it’s like a nod to Bill Cosby in “Let’s Do it Again” and Jimmy Cliff’s “The Harder they Come.” Yet, the crisp white pocket square signals a nod from the 50s. The only quibble I have is that the crotch of his pants seems a bit baggy for his small frame. Yet, the gleam in his eyes makes up for any faux pas.

  25. Vistiendo a Candela

    January 3, 2008 at 7:02 am

    OH LA LA!
    I love him.

  26. sarahsouth

    January 3, 2008 at 7:25 am

    i always liked this look for him.

  27. Amanda

    January 3, 2008 at 8:16 am


  28. stone

    January 3, 2008 at 8:31 am

    ouch he’s so sharp it hurs to look at him! Perfection.

  29. Dee

    January 3, 2008 at 9:00 am

    I like everything but the hat.
    The contrast between his dark skin and the (pale?) blue is very nice. And the (pocket square?) matching, niiiice!

  30. The Sartorialist

    January 3, 2008 at 9:15 am

    When Simba is standing straight-up the jacket sleeves are not too long but his giant watch keeps the shirt sleeve from falling naturally – one of the reasons I don’t wear a watch

  31. birdy

    January 3, 2008 at 9:16 am


  32. Alice Olive

    January 3, 2008 at 9:18 am

    Oh wow. He is sharp. No other word for him. Love the cap and the tie is sublime, makes it all so elegant.

  33. Johnny Amiga

    January 3, 2008 at 9:33 am

    It’s really nice that you’ve started to post bigger pictures. Used to hate it when your pics were so small one couldn’t really see the fabrics or details at all, except in close-ups. Good job.

    Same goes for this guy, great look. Most people couldn’t pull off that lid, but he does it. Very well.

  34. BeautyinBaltimore

    January 3, 2008 at 10:26 am

    Wow, this guy has mixed corporate and street perfectly.

  35. Anonymous

    January 3, 2008 at 10:40 am

    Contrary to others, I love the way the hat goes with the rest. He pulls off the combination of elegant and funky.

    I’m not a fashion insider –who is Simba?

  36. Anonymous

    January 3, 2008 at 11:22 am

    fantastic posts today … young/mature/man/woman/new york/paris/japan….all smart


  37. Jere

    January 3, 2008 at 11:30 am

    I think I love his name the most. “Simba”…fantastic!

  38. Anonymous

    January 3, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    Nice effort – but would have gone with different square – too matchy matchy

  39. Quise

    January 3, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    Dare to add flare. The hat balances the facial hair and fro and adds some personal flare!

  40. Deja Pseu

    January 3, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    Too fabulous for words!

  41. MensFlair

    January 3, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    A perfect combination of 70s vibe and modern dressing up.

  42. Karolina

    January 3, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    Isn’t it the same guy you’d taken the pic of in August?

    They look so similar…

    Anyway, nice look, good picture – as always :)


  43. concupiscence

    January 3, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    fabulous light in this photo.

  44. Butch

    January 3, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    A kind of call-and-response between “knows what he’s doing” and “doesn’t.”

    The hat is of course absolutely wrong, even/particularly as “quirky.” The jacket’s single(?) buttoned button is set too low, almost at waist height, creating far too much shirt and tie reveal, and the shoulder-neck fit seems iffy.

    Also, there’s way too much matchy-matchy baby blue, a color that, in my opinion, should be removed from the spectrum.

    But…he kinda makes it all work, after all.

  45. Anonymous

    January 3, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    sharp. pocket square needs a bit help i agree. and its pity the watch wouldn’t let the cuff show a bit.

    btw, Thom Browne’s line called Black Fleece for Brooks Brothers up for sale in Edinburgh shop (in London too)! I couldn’t believe. Even for women. Have tried DB suit but one should be slim to look good in it(even boyish) but I loved the quality and the fit, on mannequin:) Prices 800-950 pounds for a jacket, that’s on a 50% sale. Apparently TB is not well known here as all SAs were surprised that I was aware (from this blog!! gave them reference to the blog:)

    Love your blog!

  46. Jack Daniel

    January 3, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    so slick ‘n’ smoothe.

  47. Anonymous

    January 3, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    i thought that ugly little hat was a bike helmet…

  48. mythsn_legends

    January 3, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    Suave and sophisticated….however the model/person’s built does not do the suit justice…..

  49. giuseppe timore

    January 4, 2008 at 12:15 am

    this is how a young should always be dressed when in the city!

    you can tell that he got up in the morning, put these clothes on, and decided for sure not to take any sh*t from anybody.

    3 cheers for striped ties, leather caps, and good old fashioned sartorial confidence.

  50. Anonymous

    January 4, 2008 at 8:03 am

    Doesn’t ‘Simba’ mean lion in Swahili? Very appropriate here – fierce…

  51. Anonymous

    January 4, 2008 at 10:37 am

    Totally old school Mingus with a suit that is very current. It is the personality of the guy here that makes it work, and that means facial hair, hat and all.

    Personal style is not about the individual elements – it’s about the big picture. You either are or you aren’t. Period.


  52. Brent

    January 4, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    “matchy matchy” – a phrase that has been taken way to far. It has gone from the idea that everything you wear need not match exactly to a way to ridicule any attempt to color coordinate clothing and accessories. Its as though one must be completely discordant in order to be fashionable in the eyes of some.

    While I can understand how some might not like the outfit (though I do), I fail to see how this is too matchy match.

  53. Candid Cool

    January 4, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    He’s a perfect example of how style, personality, and attitude make the outfit.
    I dig how his watch just shows and that his name is Simba

  54. Anonymous

    January 4, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    He is a specimen to be found in the most cosmopolitan cities in this world. His look seems romantically informed by the old Village Vanguard jazz scene. He isn’t a throwback, but is rather an heir of style. The modern accessories and the tension of qualities definitely update that look and illuminate his qualities as a dressing ‘artiste’!

  55. ellastica

    January 5, 2008 at 2:26 am

    im not really feeling the shirt/tie combo. the design/color looks like some cheapo stuff from Sears.

    it doesn’t quite fit with the elegant, fitted look of the suit.

  56. myg

    January 5, 2008 at 11:51 am

    Elegant and sexy! He looks wonderful. The tie is a bit big and striped for my taste (it reminds me of a barber pole), but Simba is definitely impeccably dressed. Love the cap, pocket square and old school fro and facial hair.

  57. Vithar

    January 5, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    The arm sleeves are a big to big and baggy dare i say. Imo, the hat compliments his look, the tie is a bitch to “loud” though, i would suggest a skinny tie, but the overall look is good.

  58. hoi polloi

    January 5, 2008 at 4:35 pm


  59. Shirley

    January 5, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    I love this! very classic!

  60. Natasha

    January 6, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    Love the tie! Love the triangles in this photo: the hat and face shape, the goatee, the shirt collars, the shoulders and slender waist and the triangle formed by his bent arm. Just gorgeous!

  61. Anonymous

    January 6, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    Way to rock a beard! Hate the tie though. A burgundy silk one would look so much better.

  62. Jet Futeristc

    January 7, 2008 at 3:09 am

    Jet Futeristic says “hes sexy” n her zsa zsa voice.

  63. mendy lewin

    January 7, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    it looks good
    confidence always looks good….
    sorry but the shoulders are problematic in my tailoring lenses…crotch too…..
    but who said perfection was what style is about? very nice overall..

  64. Mischo Beauty

    January 8, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    Sharp. Love it.

  65. davide

    January 8, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    what is the watch? Is this an alpina avalanche extreme regulator?

  66. Anonymous

    January 9, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    That’s Simba from the Domenico Vacca store on West Broadway! I met him at the store – he was so warm, kind and helpful. He looks great in this picture!

  67. Anonymous

    January 10, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    This guy is pure “hep”. Sure, the sleeves are a bit long, but he doesn’t even care. Only those who envy him do.

  68. HSU student

    January 11, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    This is the hottest look I have seen in a long time! Wouldn’t work without each of the elements. This guy needs to give some lessons to the men around here in northern California…

  69. reema

    January 15, 2008 at 5:49 am

    NOw that is typically Paris!!!! love that head gear….

  70. Anonymous

    January 16, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    This is great and effortless. An interesting choice for a tie, and it works so well.

  71. Brule

    January 16, 2008 at 9:22 pm


  72. Anonymous

    January 17, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    The hat, facial hair and seductive glance add a huge dose of personality to the man’s “uniform”. This is style!

  73. peach

    January 20, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    it is so perfect

  74. Anonymous

    January 29, 2008 at 8:33 pm


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