Ah! The guy on the left is wearing espadrilles! After reading quite a few online discussions on why they are not cool for men, I decided to just follow my instinct and order some- after noticing them on a couple of runways for SS ’09. I mean, they have to beat flip-flops, right? I also see a tab-collar shirt, whose resurrection troubles me; that was a look that I really do not wish to see again(doesn’t it come from the time when shirts had detachable collars, and people could not always afford to replace them when they wore out?). I will be interested to hear other comments on the giant skull necklace (who is wearing whom?). Jorge from W Palm Beach
I love the way the guy on the left has gotten himself up, can’t decide if the beads or the espadrilles are my favorite part. And before someone complains about the pleated pants, I think they work because his shirt is molded to his upper body and the slouchy pants are right. Woof!
Nice shot. When you’re this young and beautiful anything goes. Skull necklace with Panama hat and multiple bracelets worn with your watch?- no problem. Actually the whole thing makes a wild kind of visual sense. They couldn’t be more relaxed while still paying (lots of) attention to the way they look. I like them both.
Sart, you threw us a curve ball! That outfit is so confusing I don’t know where to begin or end. Pleated pants rolled up, espadrilles, a skull necklace, gold cuff and a Panama hat! I wonder if he really thought that out or got dressed in the dark. Although I have to admit, he would look good in anything!
Stellar! Very french, like a new version of A Bout de Souffle, although the guy in the fantastic dark suit maybe sells something a little more romantic than newspapers. Copies of Homme Vogue maybe. Mr. Hat is magic head to toe. The skulls, the fit of the shirt in contrast to volume in his trousers, the crushed heel of his shoes. Mr. Sedgwick is no slouch either although his suit is nicely so. Perfect colours too.
The gentleman on the left is evidently an individual who sets trends, instead of following them, but the gentleman on the right is equally elegant in his more subdued approach to style. And I love how you’ve captured this shot, Sart!
I can’t even tell how much I’m feeling the man’s style on the left! This is a great summer look! The necklace, the hat, the shirt, and pants…this cat definitely knows how to rock it! His 5 O’clock shadow adds to the look as well.
Great photo but fashion-wise the guy in the blue shirt looks totally overdone to my eye. If I saw him on the street I would think he is trying too hard, especially with the skulls and wrist bling. The guy in the suit looks much better.
Jorge, you’re right that shirt derives from the type that would have had a detachable collar, but that doesn’t make it a tab collar shirt. a tab collar shirt has a latch which buttons midway behind the collar points and is hidden by the tie. it was popular in the 1930s.
what I love is that no one in Paris is going to snigger or laugh at this in your face, singular, honest statement. in almost any American city but NYC and LA, he’d probably be considered “weird.” makes me want to live in Paris again!
ok.. so heres the story.. guy on the left in from venezuela, from italian father, lived in milan for 8 yrs before moving to paris just a few months ago. the guy on the right is italian. they both work in fashion. and they know each other from milan. they ran into each other outside of the givenchy mens fashion show in paris, were they both live currently. they were chattin’ b4 going to watch the show. the skull neclace is from le bijoux de sophie, from paris. His espadrilles were bought in spain, for really cheap. he had the “G” embroidered to them, from his name, Giovanni. He really does dress like this everyday.. and he doesnt think too much about it. You should have seen his outfit for the givenchy couture show! it was out of control! sartorialist must have that shot somewhere !
ps.. the bracelets, he designs himself. he usually not wears them with that watch. but with 2 neon colors plastic watches he wears atogether.. and they look real cool..
paris is the one city where one can dress up to express oneself.. and people will appreciate it.. thats why we all live there !!!
While I appreciate the sartorial flair of the gent on the left, methinks we men, in general, should steer clear of the oversized necklace as an acessory. Mens’ fashion is simple and we all benefit from keeping it that way. Besides, there are TOO many ways for large necklaces to go TERRIBLY TERRIBLY worng. Great editorial look, but men, you have been warned.
Thank you ‘anonymous’ 12.26 for the links to garancedore.fr with the pics of man on left. It has kind of ruined my little illusion though – that Sart just came across these two on some little side street. Garancdore’s shot is in the exact same location, on the same day (Mauricio, thanks for the back story). So, these guys are hanging around and people are taking photos of them…? I prefer to imagine that it’s all a little more spontaneous and unexpected, like the wonderful Andre Benjamin story last week. Oh, and Ricola, you don’t acually believe these two have girlfriends to you? ;-)
I really like the guy in blue, his whole outfit really fascinates me. Two thumbs up for his necklace and rarely we see guys walking around with big necklace on his neck like this guy – except guys with golden and army necklace which are so yesterday…!
Take a look at the garance dore pics of the guy on the right, the close-up shows you just how perfect his double breasted blazer is, the fit on the shoulders is amazing, as is the wide collar and general slim fit of the body. Then to throw on a pair of baggy trousers-he’s just taken it to another level. Simple, striking.
I love how they have such different and beautiful individual styles, and they seem unaware that you’re photographing them. The man on the left: theatrical yet casual, the fellow on the right: slightly undone, trousers rolled up and carrying his helmet – oh god, TAKE ME TO PARIS PLEASE.
Wow, I love how both of them have such a different style that smb would say they do not have anything in common. Well, they have, they both look damn good. Where can I find blue pant fit like that? Any help?
These two looks so foolishly cool that it kills me inside. I really hope the young man with the helmet is a writer and the one with the wickedly awesome necklace and bracelet is a musician. Something about that combination just sounds very fanciful and Romantic.
The guy on the left is wearing espadrilles which leaves me no choice but to say that Salvatore Ferragamo was the first person to have released this style, “summer of 2007.” I guess it takes a man with style to get the ball rolling.
Oh my ! The (gorgeous) man on the left totally reminds me of Jude Law in “The Talented Mr. Ripley”, with that sort of cool, masculine, raw-yet-very civilized silhouette… I’m not so crazy about the beaded necklace, but the gold bracelets are a treat on such arms ! Well done…
Wow, the French have such carefree style. It is relaxed, but so chic. Sart, your photography is beautiful – perfect symmetry with their pose, style, the background. These men are so classic and sexy in a nonchalant way.