Thursday, April 15, 2010

On the Street…..The Cranky DJ, Manhattan

Oh yeah, now Mike tells me he is a born and bred Queens native….actually still lives there.


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  1. Nelia - Style Blog

    April 15, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Doesn't look cranky to me :)

  2. men's t-shirts

    April 15, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Great tie!


    April 15, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Love him! He looks like a blast from the past.

  4. the F word

    April 15, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    this actually made me feel all happy inside seeing this picture love it!!

    Roman @


    April 15, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    What else could we say…OH YEAH… its my fav picture from the recently added… the whole thing is simply cool and simply 20's 30's with that tatto twist… so fuckin rock'n'roll

  6. co

    April 15, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Very 1920, except for the tattoos (I'll be so glad when that craze dies). His outfit is much enchanced by the chocolate and brick tones behind him.

  7. Anonymous

    April 15, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    very interesting photo, just like this gentelman.

  8. lumikha

    April 15, 2010 at 2:30 pm


  9. Fernanda Scarparo

    April 15, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    WOW! the shoes, and the tatoos with his style…

  10. Lisa da Silva

    April 15, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    HOT! now that's all I like in a guy at the same time! classy but still edgy old school tattoos, old school moustache à la portuguese eheh very good taste eheh

  11. Tiffany S.

    April 15, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Such a preppy look,
    love it!
    Especially since it contrasts with this tattoo's…


  12. Anonymous

    April 15, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Kind of tired of the repetitive photos and locations, can we please try something new? Like somewhere besides Paris and New York and Italy…..great style lives everywhere and is always different..

  13. Clovis Luik

    April 15, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    wonderful classic style

  14. Ganymede Girl

    April 15, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Wow this guy is awesome. His tie looks really interesting, I'd love to get a closer look at it, looks knit?

  15. Anonymous

    April 15, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    I am deeply envious of Mike's footgear. This guy knows how to dress. The tats add a nice contrast to the rest of his staid period look. Dig the hand blocked fedora action too. Into swing man?

  16. Rita

    April 15, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    I really admire this shot of yours. It absolutely looks like it just came from the 30's or even earlier.
    But all of a sudden we look at his tatoos, and well…
    Morevor, at first glance we don't even see his wool tie, (WOOL?!)!
    I love his smile.
    He really looks like a nice guy.

    Well done! :)

  17. Fashion Monstre

    April 15, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    omg i love how he's so old fashion looking, yet extremely modern as well!


    April 15, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    The side parting and the tash – I like ALOT!

    Yours Truly


  19. the coolbirth kid

    April 15, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    isn't this the barber with those great cordovan boots?

  20. Anonymous

    April 15, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Aaaw, snap! In your face, Sart! ;-)

  21. Sognatrice

    April 15, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    So stylish, it makes me feel a little bit jealous;) and these shoes! love it!!

  22. Sognatrice

    April 15, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    So stylish,it makes me feel a little bit jealous;) and these shoes!!
    love it!

  23. Anonymous

    April 15, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    I know the tattoos are an important part of the look and who he is, but they've pretty much run their course, haven't they?

  24. Prutha

    April 15, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    love the stach

  25. switt

    April 15, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    The oxfords, the hat, the tie, the whole vintage look, juxtaposed with the tats…so brilliantly stylish. Everything fits impeccably. No "cranky" here!

  26. Anonymous

    April 15, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    think this guy used to trim my beard on Elizabeth street…NY shaving co?

  27. San

    April 15, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    He would totally fit into the vintage contest. He's simply stylish. Great. And what a lovely smile.

  28. The Sartorialist

    April 15, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    For Anon 2:37
    do you mean places like Moscow, Berlin, Rio, San Fran, Dallas, Sydney, Madrid, Melbourne and all the other place i have been in the last 6 months alone?

  29. Skelii

    April 15, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    very throw back to the 30s but the tats set it apart perfectly. i love seeing this- men (or women) in a dress shirt rolled up and their forearm being covered in ink. it's sort of a social commentary on how society portraits tattoos to be "unprofessional" instead of an expression of individuality.

  30. kimmy

    April 15, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    that tie is FLY!

  31. Anonymous

    April 15, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Perfect boots. Does anyone know who made them???

  32. NiftyThriftyBeth

    April 15, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Love this whole look.
    The outfit, the hair, the tattoos, the moustache. It's all brilliant.

  33. Gianluca Senese

    April 15, 2010 at 3:45 pm

  34. Antoine

    April 15, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    I love the shoes !

  35. "Une very stylish fille"

    April 15, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    He definitely rocks!The old-school style is amazing. SO quirky to see him wearing that type of clothing when a moment later you are attracted by his tattoos. Great picture!

    Lots of love,
    Fashion Abuse

  36. ourbittle

    April 15, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    His stache is so Salvador Dali-esque! And I love this tie. What a look.

  37. T.

    April 15, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    What did he tell you before?
    He is adorable!

  38. Anonymous

    April 15, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    I love those oxford boots contrasting the Rock`n`Roll context and being matt polished. Also like the frank smile and the tattoos. Complex personality – I guess!?

  39. Anonymous

    April 15, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    He looks like he DJ's on a Victrola.

  40. Vendela

    April 15, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Every piece of his outfit is perfect. Everything from the tattoos to the pants that end where the shoes starts. It's perfect

  41. Christina

    April 15, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    That guy is awesome, and not just cause he was born and bred in Queens, just like me :)

  42. Anonymous

    April 15, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Cool tie and shoes!

  43. Anonymous

    April 15, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    I'm glad y'all are tired of the tattoos, but let's remember they're permanent on the skin, or expensive to remove. If it's a phase or a craze, it's one various and ancient cultures have been practicing for most of our existence, i.e. get used to it – tattoos aren't going anywhere.

    Fantastic shot of a fantastic subject!

  44. Misanthropic Pulp

    April 15, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Love his outfit, just so nostalgically cool…the shoes are incredible.
    love the tatts×D

  45. stylespotterfashionblogger

    April 15, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    GREAT TASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  46. anthony

    April 15, 2010 at 4:46 pm


  47. Michael

    April 15, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    Is that Michael W Haar?

  48. BlumeBloom

    April 15, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    While I love his tie, shoes, entire outfit, it is his grin, that really does it!

  49. karenleila

    April 15, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    Great mix of the classic "tall, dark, handsome" with the rock and roll edge of tattoos– not to mention his fantastic hair. And that smile is so winning- I'd love to hear what kind of records he spins!

  50. Mike

    April 15, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Ok, Sart. That's two FSC barbers in as many days… I think you ought to do a feature on the shop itself. I have such a fun time whenever I go in there since it's The Epicenter of Manly Amazingness. Also, there's usually something unexpected happening, i.e. a few weeks ago I saw Mike give a guy a full on Kid'n'Play high top fade. Just goes to show that you can't judge a book by it's cover.

  51. alixium

    April 15, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    the boots! gorgeous!
    but can we please get over the mustache trend? ugh.

  52. James Taylor

    April 15, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    Am I the only one who finds this look very costume-y? It seems you can't work behind a bar in New York City these days unless you look like an extra from a Western. Just because you're making cocktails that were made popular in the 1900s doesn't mean you have to dress the part (Oh, I'm making a sazerac – better grow a mustache!"). It's not as if I put on a turtle neck and Chelsea boots every time I listen to "Beatles For Sale"…

  53. SabinePsynopsis

    April 15, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Cranky, him? It looks like the fashionable Queens-ians are coming out.

  54. Meg

    April 15, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    The best part for me is that the image is timeless…even the tattoos look perfect here.

    And makes me a bit homesick for NY.


  55. olafgermany

    April 15, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    The shoes…i want them ! Where to buy ? The hole look is fantastic and the colors of the picture. All these shades of brown, wonderful and comfortable !

  56. JV

    April 15, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Normally people who go for the 20s/30s and/or steampunk thing look costumey, but he pulls it off nicely.

  57. minji song

    April 15, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    I LOVE this.

    What a great man of style to rep Queens.

  58. Anonymous

    April 15, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    his shoes are fantastic!

  59. wieke

    April 15, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    He looks great! Although he looks a little bit like the friendly version of Rooster Hannigan in the movie Annie..

  60. Jack Daniel

    April 15, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    I like his shoes

  61. Fi

    April 15, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    Mike!!!! I just met him last week and we piddle paddled about Queens!

    Actually, as a Queens girl born and raised, I have to say that I couldn't wait for the day I could move out. Alas, I did. And I moved to Fort Greene. And I loved it. I'd known I love it there since the day I started attending Brooklyn Tech 14 years ago and we were told not to go beyond the block, and we did anyway. But then everyone fell in love with Fort Greene and people like us couldn't afford to buy anything there anymore. And now, here I am, moving back to the Wilds of Queens, to the land of wife beaters and fur hats and flip flops worn with socks. Sigh. At least we're moving only to Ridgewood and I can see Brooklyn from my window.

  62. Anonymous

    April 15, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Immaculate! Divine!
    And sart, don't bother responding to those kinds of comments…. you don't owe anyone anything. Just be yourself.

  63. Izzen

    April 15, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Love the contrast between smart attire and trashy (in a good way) tattoos.

  64. juju ariel

    April 15, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    is he a tango DJ? he should be…

  65. Ms. Wedding Crasher

    April 15, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Love the vintage vibe!

  66. Anonymous

    April 15, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Meh, sharp, and I do like his facial hair, tats, and shoes but imagining him in that hat is killing it.

  67. Shannon Lambert

    April 15, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    That thin tie is amazing, it really sets the tone for the outside. And those rolled up sleeves!

    But I think my favourite element of this outfit is the mustache. Very few mustaches command my attention but this one gets it.

  68. Official M-Dub

    April 15, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    His boots are AMAZING! I must have a pair! Great shot!

  69. MlleV

    April 15, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    YES on the boots! Gorgeous!

  70. Anonymous

    April 15, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    omg. i think i'm in LOVE.

  71. Ocean in Between

    April 15, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    ok, normally i'd dig his style. it is awesome, very well-combined. I don't exactly know why, but to me, in this particular picture, he looks like he's trying too hard. the boots, while they look brilliant in their own way, just ruin the overall style that needs to be natural and well-carried. they just look too "new" and unauthentic. I know this may sound nonsense, but this picture didn't work for me.

    oh btw, the contrast between the tattoos and the vintage look rocks!

  72. Anonymous

    April 15, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Those are some great shoes!

  73. The Sentimental Bloke

    April 15, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Great composition. Lovely atmosphere. The shoes, the tatts and the face just go with the setting.

  74. Kingpin

    April 15, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    you need a home link on each page…even the title banner doesnt take you home

  75. Anonymous

    April 15, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Love this! Tat's and all. My first thought was: He would look great with a cigarette added too… I know it's unhealthy but still damn cool.

    Sartorialist: When will you be in San Fran again??

  76. Michael W. Haar

    April 15, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    This is the subject, Michael W. Haar. Take a listen!

  77. Anonymous

    April 15, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    Loving this steampunk thing. Nothing beats a well-groomed outlaw in my book. NO such thing as too costumey with a smile like that! what a fine example. I knew side parts would have to come back just because they've been away so long. Would anyone care to comment on the possibility of nude pantihose similarly returning?

  78. Anonymous

    April 16, 2010 at 2:03 am

    wow, now , thats style…love your blog!you are always so truth to your self, and thats really what matters!!

  79. kaye

    April 16, 2010 at 2:31 am

  80. Anonymous

    April 16, 2010 at 2:48 am

    Balmoral boots – Edward Green.

  81. Anonymous

    April 16, 2010 at 3:06 am

    Great photo, great style, great smile! One of my favorite novels is _A Tree Grows in Brooklyn_–this guy reminds me of one of its central characters, Johnny Nolan, albeit a healthy, happy, modern (and dark haired) version.

  82. Barbara

    April 16, 2010 at 3:17 am

    Gorgeous man. A delight. Hate the tats but even with them he's delish. And I love his shoes. What a smile!!

  83. mona

    April 16, 2010 at 3:17 am

    is it wrong that he dresses just like my grandpa did (including the moustache and the tattoo on the forearm) and i want to marry this guy?

  84. The Rebel Gardener

    April 16, 2010 at 3:22 am

    Wow ! This picture is fabulous.
    And I love good-looking men wearing moustaches !

  85. Tigerlili

    April 16, 2010 at 4:24 am

    Chouette look, les tatouages cassent bien ce look un rien trop sage !

  86. Laurence John

    April 16, 2010 at 4:45 am

    very envious of those boots !

  87. J

    April 16, 2010 at 4:54 am

    i get a wonderful feeling when i look at this picture. it feels like breakfast.


    April 16, 2010 at 5:07 am

    i love vintage style…looks like a movie

  89. Nicole Hannah

    April 16, 2010 at 7:20 am

    Lovely photo and subject. The best part of seeing this is being strongly reminded of my first love.
    Although he would have been improved for having some great looking tattoos!

  90. Dulamsuren

    April 16, 2010 at 7:54 am

    Those shoes!!!

  91. Hazel

    April 16, 2010 at 8:18 am

    I love this. The fact that he's aware of the past means he must be interesting and broad-minded.

    I wish more people wore vintage. That reminds me..the Governor's Island picnic must be approaching.

  92. Jim Caruso

    April 16, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Mike is one of the most shockingly stylish men in town, gives a mean haircut, and knows more about music from the turn of the (other) century than most anyone!

  93. Anonymous

    April 16, 2010 at 8:33 am

    Old school tatoos + a moustache+a great smile = I am in love!

  94. Maria Ana

    April 16, 2010 at 9:26 am

    mmm, I would smile and then turn my head to look again;)

  95. The Red Velvet Shoe

    April 16, 2010 at 10:21 am

    Great old~world style and wonderful boots, but must say the tattoos detract a bit. I know, I'm old~fashioned.

  96. Clarke

    April 16, 2010 at 10:28 am

    He's my barber ~ one of the best haicuts and straight razor shaves in the city!

  97. proletarian Great Gatsby

    April 16, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Uhmmm that smile,those shoes(so clean),that hat and that necktie but…

  98. Poivre Monkey

    April 16, 2010 at 11:52 am

  99. Anonymous

    April 16, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Come to Boston! You did not come on your book tour and many were disappointed. It's a short train ride and the city is up and coming in terms of style.

  100. princess glee

    April 16, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    See, told ya, there was great stuff in Queens. Love, love, love this mans's look. Everything is so retro except the tatooes and it all looks really cool even though I don't particularly like tattoes.

  101. Cate

    April 16, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    im so in love with this i can't even explain. it's so gangs of new york.:D

  102. Eden Kennedy Onassis

    April 16, 2010 at 1:18 pm


  103. SuperCutz

    April 16, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    He was my barber at New York Shaving Company in Nolita. Before that he was at Freeman's. He is now somewhere in the West Village.

  104. kosta

    April 16, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    He's back at Freeman's on Rivington last I saw him. ;)

  105. Anonymous

    April 16, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    Wow, a stylish person from Queens–and you believed him?

  106. Anonymous

    April 16, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Nice one.
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  107. buffalostreetstyle

    April 16, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    flawless. and not cranky!

  108. hk

    April 16, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Queeeeeeennnns<3 we just dont dress cool. we ARE cool. YEAH, you betta recognize, scott.

  109. goga

    April 16, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    I have gotten a cut or two form this cat at FSC barber on Horatio. He is a very nice guy, we had a conversation in which he told me his ideal vintage clothing find would still have a vaudevillians makeup on it…
    Queens native like me, who could have known?

  110. Anonymous

    April 16, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    interesting tattoos. i wonder if they have any significance or if they were just mistakes… i'm not a huge fan of tattoos in general unless they mean something. either way the outfit makes up for it.

  111. John Danner

    April 16, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Those shoes are incredible

  112. Tailoverteakettle

    April 16, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    Wow. It's been a long time (okay, perhaps never) since I've seen a man with only a moustache and haven't thought he was a creep.

    In fact, is he single? Very good looking man.

  113. Christine Peterson

    April 17, 2010 at 1:47 am

    What a dashing fellow. This look would have been a bit lacking without the tattoos – they're perfect on him.

  114. Anonymous

    April 17, 2010 at 1:54 am

    Boots. Wow. Yes.


  115. Max

    April 17, 2010 at 3:37 am

    this guy shaved me/cut my hair at fsc barber in jan

  116. T

    April 17, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    To me, this is the most effortless of his looks (I know I've seen him on your site before, I believe wearing plus-fours? and elsewhere). There's nothing that can beat a good woven tie, a lightweight button down and a good pair of shoes for a classic but cool outfit. Again, so tired of people raving on and on about how things look "costumey." Whatever happened to remembering that with as many people as there are in the world, it's a joy that we've got avant garde couturiers AND retro-revivalists. If everyone looked forward, without casting a glance to the past, it would be too homogenized for my liking. And then this blog would be boring.

  117. Anonymous

    April 17, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Are you amazed that he has lived the same place his whole life, or that he chooses to "actually" remain in Queens.

    I hope it's the former, somehow. I am over snotty disdain for life outside Manhattan and now, Brooklyn.

    Anyhow, he seems lovely. Smile.

  118. Caldervale

    April 17, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Boots look more like the Rider Boot Co. balmoral than an Edward Green Shannon:

  119. Ninjagaiden78

    April 17, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    That is a great tie. Good looking guy.

  120. jp

    April 18, 2010 at 12:07 am

    those boots are stellar! if anyone knows where they're from, please email me.

  121. J. Buono

    April 18, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    this guys has cut my hair! he is pretty cool nd funnie.

  122. Miriam Parkman

    April 19, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Please, please Mike, come to Sweden and show the men her how to dress. You are amazing.

    Also, the picture's great! The background's colours frame him perfectly.

  123. Re

    May 14, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Oh, God… so beautiful look!
    The hat is a plus!
    Loved that! (and what a smile!!)

  124. Anonymous

    May 20, 2010 at 2:10 am

    Moustache + shoes = win.

  125. Anonymous

    June 27, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    he looks like a vintage freddie mercury! :)

  126. chichi

    July 7, 2010 at 10:01 am

    i feel like he's going to break into a dance in a love it.

  127. City Rocka

    June 11, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    The handlebar mustache is a style in itself…Loves it.

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    November 18, 2011 at 7:28 pm

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  129. Josh

    October 28, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    Very well put together!

    The comment about this being “costumey” is interesting. It can seem that way sometimes, but look at how average men have typically dressed from the 1800s right up until the early 60s, and this classic style changed very little. It is more logically the jeans and t-shirt look which is a novelty.

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