Sunday, July 15, 2007

Summer Layering, Paris


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  1. Anonymous

    July 15, 2007 at 10:38 am

    i love this photo- the look on his face and the shadow. was this taken on a street sart?

  2. Anonymous

    July 15, 2007 at 10:47 am


  3. Candid Cool

    July 15, 2007 at 10:50 am


  4. Creepy Young Thing

    July 15, 2007 at 10:52 am

    I like it better than the typical way of wearing the sweater over the polo.

  5. ricpic

    July 15, 2007 at 10:59 am

    The soulful look. Ah youth. Ah lost and forever gone.

  6. Anonymous

    July 15, 2007 at 11:04 am

    absolutely beautiful, all of him.

  7. Anonymous

    July 15, 2007 at 11:10 am

    An etude in layering! And is it all linen?!

    BTW, I know it’s hot but there have been a few boys on here forgetting to button themselves correctly.

    There are some liberties that must be forgone…even when you’re sexy-like, you know?


  8. Anonymous

    July 15, 2007 at 11:35 am

    very nice

  9. Anonymous

    July 15, 2007 at 12:11 pm

    At first man this man may look a bit sloppy, but this look is likely deliberate because of the seemingly fine materials his clothing pieces are made of.
    I like this artful sloppiness, although I do think that the flap on the shorts/pants takes away from an otherwise sleek part of this outfit.

  10. Kameron

    July 15, 2007 at 12:14 pm

    Does wonders for his skin tone.

  11. William

    July 15, 2007 at 12:28 pm

    Parisian Grunge?
    I really don’t know what to make of this. To me there’s a ghostly echo of some of the neatly dressed Parisian guys I saw in Paris when I was there in the late Eighties: Crisply pressed chinos, tailored cotton dress shirts, and, of course, the sweater, draped squarely over the back of the shoulders with the sleeves tied neatly in front…

    And here is the post-modern successor, slouching out of the
    5th Arrondissement. I have this strong urge to offer him a cup of coffee.

  12. Felicidad

    July 15, 2007 at 1:05 pm

    Genial this boy.

  13. Anonymous

    July 15, 2007 at 1:24 pm

    very cool

  14. Anonymous

    July 15, 2007 at 1:25 pm

    The guy looks sweet. I like layering clothing too ,but am a bit worried that I´ll spoil the clothes .This guy has succeeded well and his clothes look clean and neat.The look seems effortless and that´s what layering clothing is all about.

  15. Anonymous

    July 15, 2007 at 1:36 pm

    that kinda arabic guy has that deep in his background I mean being well wraped. we can feel windy desert around
    layers are never outgoing. sometimes it gives a chance to express much better when put more on. soft fabrics and even softer colours are up-2-date but that is no surprise, exactly why you picked him up and why he looks so delicate and stylish

  16. Miss at la Playa

    July 15, 2007 at 1:59 pm

    i love when they keep his jersey that way

  17. Anonymous

    July 15, 2007 at 2:02 pm

    I’ve had this in my head all morning, I really want to know where he got each item. Relaxed and well put together.

  18. Berkelycole

    July 15, 2007 at 2:27 pm

    loose the cargo, but sign me up

  19. Anonymous

    July 15, 2007 at 2:43 pm

    Oh, cheer up mate! :D

  20. Anonymous

    July 15, 2007 at 4:22 pm

    this is the quintessential example of european men’s effortless perfection style. gorgeous! absolutely perfect.

  21. Secret Agent

    July 15, 2007 at 4:29 pm

    It looks so casually thrown together, but yet so neatly put on. This is the epitome of looking good but feeling comfortable…(unless he’s not comfortable) haha. Nice post.

  22. Anonymous

    July 15, 2007 at 4:37 pm

    i love it! he owns his look, and it looks so effortless. what a handsome devil, indeed

  23. iopine

    July 15, 2007 at 4:38 pm

    Rumpled, tonal perfection

  24. Jack Daniel

    July 15, 2007 at 4:39 pm

    I’d copy everything EXCEPT for the sweater.
    Nice shot though.

    Would love to go to Paris…this summer!

  25. Rayanne Graff

    July 15, 2007 at 4:53 pm

    This young man interestingly manages to tie a sweater around his neck without looking in the least bit preppy.

  26. Anonymous

    July 15, 2007 at 5:01 pm

    I wanna marry him =)

  27. Anonymous

    July 15, 2007 at 5:41 pm

    Nice. Was this same type of angled sweater wrap featured before on your site?

  28. Anonymous

    July 15, 2007 at 6:33 pm

    i hope it’s still somewhat cool… i’d be sweating with three shirts.

    cool summer? no pun intended.

  29. Anonymous

    July 15, 2007 at 7:01 pm

    What a beautiful young man! So soulful. I love his creative unkemptness. This whole look works for me, because it looks completely effortless, is actually completely and totally functional AND works so beautifully stylistically. Love it to pieces! (pun intended). xoxo, as always, lady

  30. PAULO

    July 15, 2007 at 7:16 pm

    I really love the muted pallete and the whole ease of his look.

  31. Anonymous

    July 15, 2007 at 9:17 pm

    This is beautiful. I love the dreamy expression on his face. This is really dressing to suit one’s personality. Even though I’m female I’ll definitely be taking inspiration from this look. I love layering and where I live (four seasons in one day) it’s necessary. Thank you Mr Sartorialist

  32. jonnieboy

    July 15, 2007 at 9:19 pm

    yay first comment

    this guy looks so worn down…pants look nice though

  33. Anonymous

    July 15, 2007 at 9:37 pm

    another looks-like-I-don’t-care-or-comb-my-hair-but-still-makes-me-look-cool guy. i am such a fan.

    i love him and i love his layers. casual without being sloppy. tricky. well done.

    and a great photo too.

  34. George

    July 15, 2007 at 9:48 pm

    I love this, but not practical for truly hot locales like say Florida unfortunately. :(

  35. Anonymous

    July 15, 2007 at 10:19 pm

    relaxed and fabulous. love the layers and the messy hair. my favorite post of the summer.

  36. Anet

    July 15, 2007 at 10:59 pm


  37. Anne

    July 15, 2007 at 11:18 pm

    Oh boy! Me first to say this is really nice! Wow!

  38. Anonymous

    July 15, 2007 at 11:35 pm

    i love it! this is an example worthy of emulation. although, i can’t help but hear my mother’s voice in the back of my head saying, “it’s summer! aren’t you hot with all those layers?”

  39. Aretha

    July 15, 2007 at 11:49 pm

    So simple but it works

  40. Aretha

    July 15, 2007 at 11:50 pm

    So simple but it works

  41. upupandaway

    July 15, 2007 at 11:54 pm

    He is wearing so much, but makes it look like so little… who is this wonder man?
    Love the colours. ( and the Canadian spelling of it) :)

  42. jacobush

    July 16, 2007 at 1:09 am

    i absolutely love this!!!!

  43. Anonymous

    July 16, 2007 at 2:06 am

    Perfect! I love everything about this – the muted natural colours, the crumpled shirt, the jumper thrown around his shoulders, his hair, his 5 o’clock shadow, his expression.

  44. Three Repute

    July 16, 2007 at 2:54 am

    i love this.

  45. daniqueconijn

    July 16, 2007 at 3:34 am

    so so pretty!

  46. Anonymous

    July 16, 2007 at 3:51 am

    That look is just perfect – but only if you bring the »just fell out of bed«-look to the table and call constantly pull off that »I really don’t care«-face.
    Very impressive though … too bad I find myself lacking in both prerequisites.

  47. Anthony

    July 16, 2007 at 3:52 am

    Damn him and his sauve ease at pulling this look together…

    Im jealous!!

  48. Anonymous

    July 16, 2007 at 4:20 am

    Wow! that’s what I call great layering. I love the shirts and the trouser combination. The sweater on top is maybe a bit too much (for summer days) but I can imagine it being perfect for spring or warm fall days. Great pic Sart!

  49. Anonymous

    July 16, 2007 at 5:00 am

    One of the chicest examples of men’s style.

  50. Belinda

    July 16, 2007 at 6:14 am

    L’artiste personified!

    Handsome, effortless, beautiful.

  51. Anonymous

    July 16, 2007 at 6:15 am

    I’m not quite sure but doesn’t the sweater, used as some kind of scarf, like too artsy? This works as a pose but I’m afraid it’s not suited to daily use

  52. Titilate

    July 16, 2007 at 6:59 am

    Too cool, this scarf, too cool.

  53. The Fashion Informer

    July 16, 2007 at 7:00 am

    I think I love his world-weary expression as much as the layering (which is great).

  54. Anonymous

    July 16, 2007 at 7:19 am

    Bravo! the contrast of texture, warm tones in skinclothes vs the cool shadows/background – this is very Cezanne – almost watercolor like. Then his expression and clothes: inspirational in another way entirely – Your surroundings must agree with you as your recent work is some of the best yet!

  55. sandman_gr

    July 16, 2007 at 7:25 am

    It looks too hot for summer! With the current heat waves here in Greece, no one can layer like this…Great style though.

  56. Butch

    July 16, 2007 at 7:43 am

    Perfectly done, though the sweater, or its “off the shoulder” placement, strikes me as affected.

    But…one can’t be well dressed unless one follows, to quote Elsie de Wolfe’s dictum, the rule of suitability; it’s summer, and all that layering just seems rarther…bizarre.

  57. Anonymous

    July 16, 2007 at 8:49 am




  58. Anonymous

    July 16, 2007 at 9:52 am

    altho layering “looks” great… fact is this cool guy must have terrible circulation to be able to wear such layers… he’s obviously not fit or he’d swelter… unless this photo was taken in November.

  59. Alice Olive

    July 16, 2007 at 10:00 am

    I love the muted colours he has chosen. Beautiful. They really suit the softness of the fabric and all those folds and layers.

  60. Laguna Beach Trad

    July 16, 2007 at 10:13 am

    I like it! Very cool. And very French, especially the sweater around the shoulders. It must be a French thing. I always see French tourists with sweaters draped around their shoulders. Yesterday I saw two little French boys, maybe 9 or 10 years old, with sweaters thrown around their shoulders.

  61. shira

    July 16, 2007 at 10:31 am

    i’m in love!

  62. The Sartorialist

    July 16, 2007 at 10:37 am

    Some of you have mentioned that he must be “sweltering” in those layers.
    Sometimes there are heat waves AND cold-breaks – this photo was taken when Paris was unusually cool.

    This weekend had dinner on the beach at 5:30 pm and it was cool enough to wear a sweater or sweatshirt (and scarf!) but by the time I got back to the city (8:30pm) it was very warm and humid – weather changes so think it is interesting to show how people layer for cool weather in warm months.

  63. Anonymous

    July 16, 2007 at 12:08 pm

    he looks very laid back but very chic :) all the more endearing…

    oh, and he has a striking resemblance to steve carell!

    the sartorialist should visit the philippines! a lot of very fashionable people too. but then again, there’s bound to be in almost all countries. cheers to your work!

  64. Ms. D

    July 16, 2007 at 12:45 pm

    Nothing this meticulously coordinated could fairly be referred to as “sloppy.” The colors, the carefully orchestrated sweater placement, and half-tucked under-layer are all so fabulous that I don’t quite know what to do with myself.

    He is as easy and breezy as a “covergirl” and sooo adorable in that trying to look messy to the untrained eye, but those who “get it” will totally catch on–sort of way.

    I officially am experiencing my first crush since 5th grade!

  65. Anonymous

    July 16, 2007 at 2:39 pm

    Those fabrics are great. Where can someone buy clothes like this in the states?

  66. Anonymous

    July 16, 2007 at 6:30 pm

    yum…can i just climb into those eyes!

  67. N.O.

    July 16, 2007 at 7:28 pm

    This is up there with one of the best things I’ve seen on here to date. Brilliant.

  68. Anonymous

    July 16, 2007 at 7:32 pm

    Male beauty.

    He has a timeless quality: the pirate/sailor/poet who needs no luggage.

    Inspiring mood, nice picture.

  69. Asian Models Blogger

    July 16, 2007 at 7:54 pm

    Shabby chic at its best!!

  70. Anonymous

    July 17, 2007 at 3:21 am

    very, very sexy.

  71. arniedelusong

    July 17, 2007 at 5:59 am

    a study in effortless and natural personal style. nothing studied or artificial about this look. he looks great!

  72. Anonymous

    July 18, 2007 at 9:42 am


  73. Erasmo

    July 19, 2007 at 7:11 am

    Very good choice with that strange weather in the last days. Looks fantastic to him. Very boheme. Bravo.

  74. Jules

    July 19, 2007 at 8:13 am

    My god he looks gorgeous. And he’s not my type. Very dumb question, but is that a really expensive outfit made to look ‘just thrown on’ – or has he just got amazing style?

  75. Meg

    July 25, 2007 at 4:08 am

    Man he is effortlessly cool. Love the pic.

  76. Anonymous

    July 25, 2007 at 3:49 pm

    Beautiful face. Once again an original and effortless style. That is what I like to see in your shots.

  77. Anonymous

    July 26, 2007 at 3:00 am

    Ah the French! It’s that artfully dishevelled, effortless chic that the French achieve with such perfection. Vive La France!

  78. Basco5

    September 12, 2007 at 3:47 pm

    Oh that is just so beautiful, love the pastashio against the light hazel in the shirt.

  79. dcinDC

    August 7, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    I count three shirts plus the sweater. Would love to do that, but would die in the triple digit heat indices we have here in DC. Sigh… fall is coming… I’ll be able to dress again soon!

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