Wednesday, February 24, 2010

On the Street…..Somerset House, London


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  1. Anonymous

    February 24, 2010 at 5:17 am

    great beard style!

  2. Nachum Shonn

    February 24, 2010 at 5:21 am

    Loving the Oliver Peoples translucent specs! fleet street personified!

  3. uzma

    February 24, 2010 at 5:22 am

    Ok The beard is a tad long and bushy for me and I usually like facial hair on a man. Otherwise I love the colours and isn't his hand pose so genteel!

    Isn't is Somerset House??

  4. San

    February 24, 2010 at 5:22 am

    Well, he certainly has guts and a good self-esteem.

    The colour of the shoes is perfect, though.

    Cheers, San

  5. Can't buy me style

    February 24, 2010 at 5:22 am

    I love it! Very "1950's university professor".

  6. TRENDspotting

    February 24, 2010 at 5:23 am

    hey sart, love the shot, the blazer reminds of luca rubinacci. just a heads up on the title, its called 'somerset' house!

  7. Daniel Villamil

    February 24, 2010 at 5:25 am

    First Pic In The Morning..
    Nice Shoes..!!

  8. Anonymous

    February 24, 2010 at 5:30 am

    The boots, the boots! And russet! A slim bit of color is music.

  9. Anonymous

    February 24, 2010 at 5:32 am

    Sorry – hate it. Looks like a hobo. I get the individual look but this doesn't cut it.

  10. childrens jewellery

    February 24, 2010 at 5:48 am

    Lol fantastic outfit! Love those boots!

  11. clémence

    February 24, 2010 at 5:49 am

    what a beard!!! I love it! and those shoes, pants and colours… if i d be a man, i would like to be him!

  12. GSTAG

    February 24, 2010 at 5:52 am

    Love the orange color on this guy !
    And the street is sooooo beautiful !

  13. Anonymous

    February 24, 2010 at 5:56 am

    Haha – Go you!! And even I got the spelling wrong being such a smart ass! xxo

  14. artsy-fartsy in paris

    February 24, 2010 at 5:57 am

    I can't be wrong! He must be the reincarnation of JOHN RUSKIN and his "Stones of London" – adorable le look, adorable les couleurs, voilà connoisseurship at its best -

  15. Davidikus

    February 24, 2010 at 6:02 am

    The shot is good but the style does not quite cut it for me. It is too much, he looks like he is trying too hard to be 'fashionable-while-not-looking-fashionable, edgy-but-not-looking-too-edgy, old-style-but with-a-modern-twist'.

    Most importantly, everyone needs to dress according to their bodies. If the latest fashion does not suit your body, don't follow it. (The other option is to do like Karl Lagerfeld: adapt your body, but this is extreme.

  16. louise or valentine

    February 24, 2010 at 6:09 am

    i love it.
    it's so wiliamsburg hipster meets thom browne but hi i am a phD candidate for economics and 19th century russian poetry.

  17. gyoza

    February 24, 2010 at 6:29 am

    No, not personally attractive — but can't help but admire it as a piece of self-crafting. We're not all "beautiful", after all–so once you've accepted that, then why not go on to work freely with conventions, colors, bodyhair, etc? This feels like a riff on, oh, Lytton Strachey. (Can I be your Virginia Woolf?)

    xo Gyoza

  18. Barbara

    February 24, 2010 at 6:58 am

    Very Dickensian. Doesn't work for me. He looks too preciously self-conscious with his too-short pants and too-tight jacket. They look as though they belong to his granny. And I detest big thick bushy beards. Give me Mr Crangi in his Barbour with his sexy beard anyday. Now HE looks splendid!!!

  19. Gary MAEL

    February 24, 2010 at 6:59 am

    Mmmm… well. I like the idea that he walks dressed like this in the street, I mean, it's original and nicely old-fashioned. But, it realy seems like he dressed up as a "50's university professor". Tryed too hard. I like the shoes though. The rolled pants.. no. The beard and the whole look makes him look much older than he must realy be.

  20. stylespotterfashionblogger

    February 24, 2010 at 7:09 am

    Love his individual style. He looks like a proper eccentric. As long as he is as interesting to talk to as he is to look at this guy is ace! Love the beard!

  21. La chica

    February 24, 2010 at 7:10 am

    He's between a modern Charles Darwin and an orthodoxian russian priest…so unusal looking nowadays.

  22. SanSebastianStreetStyle

    February 24, 2010 at 7:25 am

  23. Anonymous

    February 24, 2010 at 7:29 am

    I love the plaid set on the diagonal.

  24. Lululike

    February 24, 2010 at 7:48 am

    Il fait classe, très professeur. Il a l'air d'en savoir des choses.

    Bref un look comme je les aimes.


    February 24, 2010 at 8:04 am

    He looks so Hermès, because of the color, love his style, nive one ^.^

  26. Darcy

    February 24, 2010 at 8:07 am

    So charming!! He looks like he'd buy you a drink before telling you about Jesus.

  27. Sophisticated Misfit

    February 24, 2010 at 8:20 am

    The gentleman has a very long neck. He needs the beard. And to roll down his trousers. And a cigar. And to unbutton the front of his shirt like an Italian. And a pocket square. And a pinkie ring. And to be in Milano. And yeah… he'd be rocking the Kasbah!

  28. The Photodiarist

    February 24, 2010 at 8:21 am

    This dude is all about the details. Love it.

  29. pinkpeas

    February 24, 2010 at 8:25 am

    i want to live there, maybe it's something about the colors in his outfit, a little pop of color with such beautiful architecture in the background

  30. Laurence John

    February 24, 2010 at 8:39 am

    plaid on the cross … quirky.

  31. charmoffensive

    February 24, 2010 at 8:41 am

    I love this chaps charming and unique style. I think he looks a bit like Alber Elbaz. Nice boots too!

  32. Marta

    February 24, 2010 at 8:43 am

    I'm sorry, but that's just complete overkill. It's not a stylization, it's fancy dress.

  33. diana

    February 24, 2010 at 8:52 am

    those shoes are incredible! i wanna hang out with this guy and watch 'russian arc'.

  34. Anonymous

    February 24, 2010 at 8:57 am

    sorry, just cannot understand the "hommeless" style

  35. caviardreams

    February 24, 2010 at 9:05 am

    the cuffing of the pants is interesting

  36. Lemon for breakfast

    February 24, 2010 at 9:11 am

    Somerset house is so beautiful!! And this man it's kind of interesntig! :)

  37. Kat

    February 24, 2010 at 9:22 am

    he looks fantastic, i adore his kind of style!

  38. Martha

    February 24, 2010 at 9:30 am

    So Ginsberg!

  39. Anonymous

    February 24, 2010 at 9:35 am

    Poor last time and even poorer now. London has such a rich tapestry of fashion but this guy is sadly a cast off.

  40. Kathleen

    February 24, 2010 at 9:53 am

    He certainly is a mix of time and fashion. I really enjoy his use of color and pattern. Great looking shoes. Not too sure about the cuffed pants, they seem a tad too short, but I've seen others wearing their pants this way so maybe it's me who is out of the loop? Surely he is a professor or a scientist. He's got that look. I've always found the thinkers to be sexy.

  41. Archie

    February 24, 2010 at 9:54 am

    I'm a big fan of the brogue boots (poss Grenson?) but the beard is too much. But I'm sure he'd be a hit in Utah polygamist circles.

  42. what dia like

    February 24, 2010 at 10:05 am

    english 1950's man

  43. Anonymous

    February 24, 2010 at 10:05 am

    That beard is the truth. Love the shoes with the trousers

  44. Eric Orchard

    February 24, 2010 at 10:10 am

    I love it! Looks like a hobo! Awesome.

  45. O-sauce

    February 24, 2010 at 10:14 am

    The beard!

  46. The Clever Pup

    February 24, 2010 at 10:28 am

    He's channelling the Bloomsbury writer Lytton Strachey.

  47. vir beātum

    February 24, 2010 at 10:33 am

    One of my favourite places in London. The Courtauld is a must. Not quite sure if this fellow adds to the place's charm, but if ever there was a manly beard, that is it.

  48. Nadine2point0

    February 24, 2010 at 10:39 am

    LOVE the rusty orange with grey…yes, that's the way we spell it here in Ontario ;)
    I love that shoes are being shown off by men lately – they are just as vain when it comes to their favourite footwear. I would rather see his trousers simply shorter, not deliberately rolled. (see Grey and Red, Pitti Uomo Jan. 25th) Just my preference.
    Great photo and setting!

  49. Anonymous

    February 24, 2010 at 10:46 am

    what a fantastic human being! love the layers and textures

    nicely done Scott.

  50. Sweet Magnolia

    February 24, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Absolutely brilliant!

  51. najee

    February 24, 2010 at 10:51 am

    Perfectly provincial.

  52. Renee

    February 24, 2010 at 10:55 am

    This is obviously a man who doesn't care what anybody else thinks and I like that. But for me the fit ruins everything. Hate the high-water pants. Looks a little Amish … but I'm sure he's a great professor, he has a sweet stance.

  53. Amy Zaiss

    February 24, 2010 at 11:02 am

    this is incredible! from his pose, the combination of colors- in his clothes and the background, the overcast, dispersed lighting; so amazing! I love it! This is truly one of your best.

  54. Jackart

    February 24, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Not sure I like trousers at half-mast. Looks like they just don't fit….

  55. khg

    February 24, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Good job louise or valentine… you nailed it!

  56. Anonymous

    February 24, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Nice wingtip boots and generally composed look. Very thoughtful

  57. Dank Rishaad

    February 24, 2010 at 11:26 am


  58. Jacqueline

    February 24, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Love the blazer in combination with the rolled up trousers! xo

  59. Ian

    February 24, 2010 at 11:29 am

    ha! now that's what I call an "odd jacket."

  60. Anonymous

    February 24, 2010 at 11:30 am

    I'm just not liking his beard.

  61. Suman

    February 24, 2010 at 11:53 am


  62. Anonymous

    February 24, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    one of the more awesomer looks for sho.

    …boots are radical!

  63. Jed

    February 24, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    This'd look great if he'd just picked sizes that fit him. I don't get the "too-short, too-tight" thing, I guess.

  64. Pietman

    February 24, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    This does not inspire me at all.Very few people can pull of the shorter pant.The look is contrived.

    Mr Banks looks fantastic though.

  65. dex653

    February 24, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    just add a cone hat for the keebler affect. i'll pass on this look, thanks.

  66. Diogenes

    February 24, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    I have mixed feelings about the short pants, otherwise, great.

  67. LunaStitches

    February 24, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    He sort of looks like he's trying too hard, and I usually like beards more trim, but for some reason, this look really appeals to me. The pose and slightly quizzical expression make me think he would be an interesting person to know.

  68. Kalee

    February 24, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    He looks quirky and well put together. Terrific!

  69. rEVOLVEr

    February 24, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    I love the blazer, the cut makes it look contemporary and refined. The color scheme is perfect, I really like how it all looks great with his hair/beard color. And the shoes, please don't overlook the shoes!!

  70. rEVOLVEr

    February 24, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    I love the blazer, the cut makes it look contemporary and refined. The color scheme is perfect, I really like how it all looks great with his hair/beard color. And the shoes, please don't overlook the shoes!!

  71. Невена

    February 24, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    Oh, these pants are so to mention the hairstyle&beard… Love the shoes and the cardigan, though!

  72. verseastyle

    February 24, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    The neautral palette with pops of orange or red seem to be it for a/f 2010. Peter Pilotto and Issa London did it fabulously at LFW.

  73. Daphne

    February 24, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    I LOVE THIS PHOTO!!!! This is really really a stunning picture, Scott! Wow. I can't get over it. The background, the way he is standing beside the fence. His outfit!!!! (Which I think fits him perfectly, btw….) the way he's cuffed his pants is my favorite part. The colours in the photo. Wow wow wow. I'm saving this. So beautiful.

  74. Jacob Frommer

    February 24, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    A bearded man is a manly man! How much more so when he is draped in peeking orange and wonderfully rolled up cuffs. There is much beauty to be found in a rolled cuff. Remember that.

  75. SaraKateSwan

    February 24, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    What a fantastic shot!! I wonder how many years of growth went into that beard?!? Wonderfully eccentric.

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  76. CW

    February 24, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    The pants are too short. His shirt collar size appears to be too large. As a result, he looks ….Pythonesque. "My brain hurts!"

  77. Prutha

    February 24, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    u have some of the most interesting people in ur pictures

  78. princess glee

    February 24, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Yes and no.
    Yes, I love his whole ensemble.
    No, I don't like his posture.

  79. Anonymous

    February 24, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Hey, this guy is at The Style Scout as well…

  80. Sky

    February 24, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    I love everything about this man

  81. Anonymous

    February 24, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    I don't like it. An immediate reaction that I've never had to one of your picks before. Style emanates from within (as your London Shine shot of a few days ago beautifully illustrates), and these are merely clothes this man has put on. Or, as a friend of mine likes to say, "The clothes are wearing him".

    I also think (in armchair psychologist mode) that the bushy beard strongly suggests that this person's inner essence, whatever it is, is actually being hid under all the layers, not flowing up and out through them into the world.

    And – is it just me, or does the jacket simply not fit well? I just don't think it has a nice cut.

  82. darlene

    February 24, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    I like the top half of this outfit with the fitted plaid jacket and a bit of orange cardigan showing. But I have just never been into the rolled trousers look. I will be so happy when that has run its course.

  83. alastair

    February 24, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    As a bit of a beard 'amateur', I wouldn't say his beard suits him especially, and I don't particularly like anything he's wearing. But an outfit can be so much more than the sum of it's parts, and whether it was intentional or not, I really enjoy the awkwardness of the whole look. Kinda imagine him as an classical school teacher or librarian or something!

  84. Anonymous

    February 24, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    One word: YES!

  85. Gil

    February 24, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    I love everything about this pic, colors, setting, composition. TIMELESS.

  86. Questioner

    February 24, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Sorry, but he looks like a Monty Python character. I think it's the 1970 retro haircut and beard.

    I do like the olive gray and orange color combination. And I like the jacket pattern, but it's too short. Isn't a blazer supposed to cover your bum?

    Love the boots! I'm ambivalent on the roll-ups as a general style, but I will say that he has long enough legs to pull it off.

  87. curiousumbrella

    February 24, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    This is the cutest dude I've ever seen. I want to smooch him. Nay: I WILL smooch him.

  88. Anonymous

    February 24, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    Magni is an Icelandic hairdresser and designer/owner of Kron by Kronkron They make the most beautiful shoes. He's been photographed here before with his wife, fantastic and very colorfol couple:)

  89. Anonymous

    February 24, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    I had no idea mormons were in this season.

  90. Josh

    February 24, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    I want those shoes! Anyone know where to get them? Scott? haha

  91. Anonymous

    February 24, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    I bet he has a manifesto and a cabin in Scotland.

  92. Anonymous

    February 24, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Hate the beard, love the clothes. My guess would be that he's a Jacobean scholar.

  93. Anonymous

    February 24, 2010 at 10:13 pm

  94. Anonymous

    February 24, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Love it Personal Style on a man is Sooooo sexy….and the redheaded fellow …..A plus!!!!!

  95. M.J.Woodbridge

    February 24, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    arrrgh BOOTS! i think we may almost have the same pair…although with so many brands around these days most likely not. though identical from what i can see!

  96. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 12:50 am

    This is a great composition, love the picture. The angle up to the mansard windows grabs the gray London sky and thrusts light into the center; the railings, arch and balustrades define the space; the strong perspective of the stone facades draws the eye to the arch; the cobblestones, also oriented toward the arch, have all the tones of his outfit. His zig-zaggy jacket plays off the close repetition of the iron fence, the shoe laces parallel the iron railings, and the orange in the shoes and vest sing it up.

    Wouldn't say Dickensian, but definitely scholarly.

  97. Jackson Wilson

    February 25, 2010 at 1:08 am

    Boots are Grenson Broag High tops i believe, English Made. I have the same Pair. Beauitful outfit, love the orange and plaid mix match.

  98. Diane

    February 25, 2010 at 3:26 am

    This picture is truly amazing, don't know what I like best, the clothes or the photo :P

  99. U-NI-TY

    February 25, 2010 at 4:12 am

    Nice outfit!

  100. eddagedda

    February 25, 2010 at 5:02 am

    @ Josh
    this guy is part of KronKron designer team/couple. His name is Magni
    you can probably contact them through their onlinestore about those shoes.

  101. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 9:03 am

    Magni is a very talented person.

    Here is the picture The Sartorialist took last october of Magni and his wife Hugrún:

    They own the Kron shoe store in Iceland selling awesome shoes including their own shoe design:

    They also own the Kron Kron store selling designer clothes:

    Plus they are just really nice people…

  102. My Story

    February 25, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    I wonder if he is aware of how absolutely wonderful he looks? This is such a great photograph. Well done.

  103. MEO

    February 25, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    This man is fantastic


    February 25, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    WHat shoes..PLEASE…WHAT SHOES!!!!

  105. Anonymous

    February 26, 2010 at 6:22 am

    YES! this is what i call living a personal lifestyle!

  106. Anonymous

    February 26, 2010 at 9:12 am

    nice trickers. agree the beard is good for the long neck / sloped shoulders / receding hairline. good choice of specs too. he looks great

  107. Anonymous

    March 1, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Love this man's personal style. The bias cut plaid jacket, short rolled pants, orange cardigan peeking out, and overall mix of colors all feel so casual yet studied.

  108. Eimear O'Connor

    March 3, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Is the spitting image of how my dad looked in the 70's with the really bushy beard and the hair.

  109. Bronwen

    March 19, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Sorry, but that beard gives me the creeps.

  110. Anonymous

    March 25, 2010 at 9:30 am

    Nice boots – shame he got dressed in the dark!!

  111. jagvir matharoo

    April 23, 2010 at 3:26 am

    beautiful colors. the picture just transports one to a bygone era.

  112. Anonymous

    January 17, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    I like this picture, especially the combination of old stones against his beard. You also can tell that he is an artistic dresser and has spent time scowering the city for each piece probably on a tight budget. Well done sir

  113. Kris

    March 4, 2017 at 5:41 am

    Great post. You have an assembly line approach to social media. I agree if you don’t measure, social media can be a big time suck.

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