Wednesday, October 23, 2013

On the Street…..Via Melegari, Milan



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  1. Jeremiah

    October 23, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Oh, yes! Fantastic!

  2. Chahrazad

    October 23, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Lovely photograph! Such a unique coat! And with that handbag from prada. Gorgeous!


  3. Rita

    October 23, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Wowsie! Love the outfir overall and the shadow/light.

  4. jung t.

    October 23, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    my, what pretty feet

    • c.f.

      October 23, 2013 at 9:01 pm

      the point is i agree with you,orthopedically and pedicurely

  5. Monsieur Marcel

    October 23, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    …”And if the people stare
    Then the people stare
    Oh, I really don’t know
    And I really don’t care”…

    • Tweetiepie

      October 23, 2013 at 9:38 pm

      that is a lovely poem!

      • Monsieur Marcel

        October 24, 2013 at 7:42 am


        • Remy

          October 24, 2013 at 4:24 pm

          Yes, I love this poem also. I saw on your blog, Monsieur Marcel, where it comes from.
          Great lyric. Thank you for sharing.
          Greetings from Amsterdam.


    October 23, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    WOW Mans are loving more and more women´s clothing

    XX Luba

  7. me

    October 23, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    ok, that looks a little strange. I love the sandals and the bag, and the robe is ok, but then I look at the face, and is that a man? This would look better on a woman I think.

    • erika

      October 23, 2013 at 6:20 pm

      I could wear men’s pants, shirt, shoes, hat, coat and no one thinks its strange so why not men in women’s clothes ?

      • Martine

        October 23, 2013 at 7:59 pm

        People would certainly think it was strange. Just not as strange. Besides, I think you know why its strange. Just like everything else…its strange because its not done. Why don’t people wear bras on the outside of shirts? It would work, but it would be strange.

        • N

          November 7, 2013 at 9:11 am

          Your comparison makes you sound ridiculous. It is done. This is a photograph of someone doing it. This is something particularly difficult for people, a man who looks like a man in womens clothes. I love the Sartorialist but remember it is a documentation of beautiful but generally very safe fashion. There are loads of people wearing much more outrageous gender questioning clothes than is shown on here. Wake up and look around you.

          A beautiful person with beautiful clothes (i’m not totally sure if it is a man or women, no offence meant)


  8. Amalia

    October 23, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Now i have seen everything in my life. or not yet?

    • B

      October 24, 2013 at 1:56 pm

      Probably not…

  9. Mafalda

    October 23, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Quite unexpected!
    Mafalda ❤

  10. Alessia

    October 23, 2013 at 5:08 pm

  11. jasmine

    October 23, 2013 at 5:30 pm


  12. sean

    October 23, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    That’s just horrible…

  13. PILAR

    October 23, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    fantastico , sublime y arrebatador.
    Un beso

  14. Rachelle

    October 23, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    So fabulous!!!!


  15. El Presidente

    October 23, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    A powerful, yet understated, contrast of rich colours and textures, with a pop of joy from the bag…

    A wonderfully daring expression of the person underneath.


  16. Politics of Fashion

    October 23, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Interesting! Love the coat!

  17. kiwiocker

    October 23, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    Astonishing…. in so many wonderful ways.

  18. Tat

    October 23, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    I love that nothing about this photograph fits our gender expectations or socialized perceptions. His feet are incredibly delicate, as are his hands, and his clothing choice is unique on its own, and then there is the very “masculine” ( in our N. American culture )of the shaved head. Beautiful capture. Quite thoughtful.

  19. Topol

    October 23, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    Huh? Not drag. Not cross-dressing. Not a performance. Not a statement.

    Hmmm …

  20. Martine

    October 23, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Thats incredible pretty, but at the same time not feminine at all.

  21. milexmilex

    October 23, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Is he more androgynous than I am?

  22. Jen

    October 23, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Dramatic outfit, dramatic lighting. Love it!

  23. Linden

    October 23, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Well okay then. Struck me as a little strange at first, but definitely growing on me. This time of year, however, I feel cold looking at other people’s bare feet.

  24. Ida

    October 23, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Would definitely love to know the story of this person/shot.

  25. gigi

    October 23, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    I love the colors, especially that coat, beautiful

  26. c.f.

    October 23, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    something wrong i guess,kind of empirique fashion or grote-burlesque %&/()=???

  27. 33

    October 23, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    that’s a dude!

    the coat, bag, and shoes are fantastic but on a dude? too bad….

    • Wanda

      July 2, 2014 at 9:47 pm

      Comments like this are fascinating because they show just how un-evolved and pre-programmed our minds can be. If the product in this image looks beautiful as you rightly point out, then why is that beauty suddenly lost because a man is wearing it? Surely, your praise of the items is in some way (even if subconsciously) connected to how the person models them? This same ensemble wouldn’t look half as good on a 50 stone woman, trust me. Free your mind 33….

  28. CBC

    October 23, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    m butterfly

  29. Taipei Style

    October 23, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    Interesting style…


  30. Anna

    October 24, 2013 at 1:41 am

    Kind of confusing a bit.
    But overall is nice. Especially love the bag.

  31. Rine

    October 24, 2013 at 2:21 am

    I am not against this but I don’t see the point.

  32. Its My Fun

    October 24, 2013 at 2:44 am

    Wowsie! Love the out fire overall. Nice Shadow. visit it for the great fun.

  33. une chatte grise

    October 24, 2013 at 2:45 am

    Great coat!

  34. StreetLounge

    October 24, 2013 at 3:51 am

    Hmm… I gotta say “No!” to this, sorry… Coat is interesting tho!

  35. Cornelius

    October 24, 2013 at 3:55 am

    I-sometimes-agree men to wear women’s clothes but this pushed the boat too far! In fact I don’t think it suits him anyway…

  36. MichaelC

    October 24, 2013 at 4:37 am

    Not a fan of the sandals, this dude needs to kick it up a notch with some great heels

  37. Beth

    October 24, 2013 at 5:01 am

    Would wear that any day! And I don’t care whether this person is male or female or anywhere else on the spectrum, the outfit is spectacular.

  38. Irene

    October 24, 2013 at 6:43 am

    I looked at the picture for 5 minutes and I still don’t know what I think about it.

    • berenger

      October 25, 2013 at 10:05 am

      Yes I’ve been looking for a few days now and I still don’t know if I like it…But I keep coming back, compelled! It’s such an unexpected take on androgynous. It’s a low key kind of femininity mixed with low key masculinity… Not the usual amped up statement. It makes me think. Must be a good thing eh?

  39. Francine

    October 24, 2013 at 6:55 am

    His style is incredible!

  40. LesFleurs

    October 24, 2013 at 8:10 am

    There are a lot of homeless people who do that, just say ‘what the hell” and put on a tutu or something, because why not? Perhaps pleasing yourself is the point?

  41. Keira

    October 24, 2013 at 9:10 am

    In my opinion this isn’t normal. This is deviation and it shouldn’t be promoted… I’m really an open person but it’s distasteful.

    • Orangeufunny

      October 24, 2013 at 12:47 pm

      I agree with you Keira. Looking at this for me would be like eating a blue grapefruit or a purple banana. It would be tough to swallow.

    • Jesse

      November 13, 2013 at 3:04 am

      Wow. You think this is a deviation? Distasteful? Your closed-mindedness is distasteful. Keira, thank god people like you and your kind of thinking are slowly becoming obsolete and irrelevant.

      Congratulations to this man and for expressing his personal sense of style and for “deviating” from rigid gender norms through fashion, whatever what some ignoramuses may think of him.

    • Dirron

      July 2, 2014 at 7:36 pm

      “I’m really an open person”. Yeah, right. Shame on you.

  42. Juliette

    October 24, 2013 at 9:20 am

    I don’t think it matters whether or not this is a man (woman express their sexuality by dressing how they please, why shouldn’t men be able to?) but has anyone considered that it might be a woman with a short haircut and masculine features? The person’s feet and hands are very delicate so lets not make assumptions… Either way, the androgyny makes this photo far more interesting than a simple photo of an outfit!

    • Topol

      October 24, 2013 at 5:15 pm

      Good point. This might be a woman.

      But … I still think the bag throws the look off.


    October 24, 2013 at 9:42 am

    so elegant ……

    • Taj

      October 24, 2013 at 11:51 pm

      agree, sublimely elegant.

  44. theKacar

    October 24, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Not a fan of the look, but the sun / shadows is amazing.

  45. anna

    October 24, 2013 at 10:03 am

    WOW!! i ADORE, IS HE, JAPANESE?? they know the contrast btw be or not!! fantastic!!!

  46. Gabrielle

    October 24, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Oh my, oh my, oh my! He got up this morning and has pleased so many people, myself included, with his eye and taste. Bravissimo!

  47. Erica

    October 24, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Wait a minute… the shadows in this shot!

  48. Marisa

    October 24, 2013 at 10:47 am

    The photo is great (as always), but the subject is bizarre.

  49. Lulu

    October 24, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Absolutely love this. Thanks for posting! One of my all time favorites. He has lovely feet, to boot. We should all be so lucky…

  50. carole

    October 24, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    all about choice…really great.

  51. Anonymous

    October 24, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    I actually think he is really well-dressed. I love his bag and coat. I’ll bet he would be great to shop with. Such style…

  52. Amalia

    October 24, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    It’s rare to see a cross dressing man with good taste and a sense of style. I’m inclined to believe this particular gentleman is in fact motivated by style and a love of fashion rather than the desire to wear anything as long as its women’s clothing.

  53. vvn

    October 24, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    Took me awhile to digest this picture but I think this deserves an applause as a subtle yet fascinating capture of androgyny and sexual ambiguity.

  54. Ladybird

    October 24, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    Was this gentleman in one of the Sex in the City movies?

    He looks a lot like the fellow Carrie Bradshaw was considering hiring as her PA. You may recall he was wearing a suit and a pair of high heeled shoes!

    Anyhow, love his outfit in this shot!

  55. Isabelle

    October 25, 2013 at 4:49 am

    How come everyone is so sure this person is a man ? It has to be a woman, because of the dainty feet.

    • KatyE.

      October 25, 2013 at 9:34 am

      TRUE!!!!!?! Anyways, good point!

  56. KatyE.

    October 25, 2013 at 9:33 am

    I keep popping back to this photo. To be honest, I don´t know what to make of it! It almost looks like you´ve manipulated his head on this body. The hands and feet don´t seem to match his head- which is very masculine in bone structure. It doesn´t seem to compute. But, I guess I choose to look it as art. IT´S A FORM OF ART. Challenging….definitely…CHALLENGING -our perception of what seems….”correct!” Thanks Scott!

  57. Auditions Database

    October 25, 2013 at 11:33 am

    I like the bag, that’s for sure.

    I know one thing – it would sure turn some heads.

  58. Rumi

    October 25, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Dress,blouse , skirt,pants,scarpins,sandals,…why not!


    October 25, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    The only thing that worries me is that he looks worried. It would make so much difference if he looked as if he was enjoying his look. So many cross dressers do seem to look worried. Not surprisingly – it can be a precarious business.

    I love his coat and sandals. Such a change from the usual uniform. But that’s a funny way to hold a bag.

  60. eduardo elias

    October 25, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    Gostei do Style ,mas preferia em minha mulher !! ( talves se ele fosse mais alto ! )

  61. Bobby

    October 27, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    I don’t see that the problem is with him being male. He looks great and his outfit is on point so that’s all that really matters.

  62. Joy

    October 29, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    Different strokes for different folks. BUT, while this may work in Milan, there are so, so many places in our world where it would not. And, the first thing that pops into my mind is that “realistically” the world is not ready for this and while this man is brave, would it be “wise” to walk around town like this where most of us live?

  63. JeannieL

    October 29, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    Cross dressing has been around throughout history in nearly every culture. Its easy enough to just enjoy the fact that it exists, and what a dull world it would be if everyone did as expected.

  64. phip

    November 9, 2013 at 1:49 am


  65. Name*

    November 22, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    This is so gorgeous!

  66. Danilo

    December 22, 2013 at 6:42 am

    Is this person a boy or a girl?

  67. Lurker

    December 28, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Funny how men and women are in an uproar when men put on womens clothing.

    Yet at the same time are so open and in favor of women wearing mens clothes.

    Mens Dress shoes, blazers, pants, oxford shirts stop wearing them go wear womens clothes.

    Let us men have something to wear so you can’t then complain about the boring colorless options that we are dreaded to in department stores.

    That is all.

  68. Min Rui

    January 2, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Thanks Scott so much for taking this amazing photo of me !!!!!!! And thanks everyone commenting here !!!!!!!! To me, fashion is what I enjoy wearing… I never ever care it’s for men or women..that will never be my thing.

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