Thursday, October 16, 2008

When Two Sartorialist Photographers Meet on the Street…There’s Gonna Be a Shoot-out

Mr. Michel Comte


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  1. Yvonne

    October 16, 2008 at 8:59 am

    I like her shoes…

  2. The Life and Times of a Southern Foody

    October 16, 2008 at 9:11 am

    Love them.


  3. Emily

    October 16, 2008 at 9:36 am

    I love it! “The shoot out” I can see the showdown now…
    Not a big fan of rolled pants on men but he does it with such panache!

  4. XAVS

    October 16, 2008 at 9:44 am

    Love her faces!

  5. Anonymous

    October 16, 2008 at 9:46 am

    Great Minds Think Alike.

  6. Sam

    October 16, 2008 at 10:06 am

    So what’s up with the pant cuff’s? Looks like their all coming up in the past few men’s shots. Is this only in NYC?

  7. olafgermany

    October 16, 2008 at 10:11 am

    Monsieur Comte knows how to dress… love it…need the orange scarf…of course, she is cute too.

  8. Laurence John

    October 16, 2008 at 10:30 am

    is that a taped seam on his work trouser turn up ?

  9. GreatSheElephant

    October 16, 2008 at 10:33 am

    That explains all those pictures of men with their trousers too short.

    She looks great.


    October 16, 2008 at 10:41 am

    adore his orange scarf!
    and wondering what he is shooting with? quel appareil?

    who won?

  11. gregorytoddsmith

    October 16, 2008 at 10:44 am

    I like those big clunky shoes.

  12. S

    October 16, 2008 at 10:52 am

    The orange scarf he’s wearing is spectacular.

  13. thesearchforchic

    October 16, 2008 at 10:58 am

    He looks amazing.

  14. Anonymous

    October 16, 2008 at 11:09 am

    ugh. painfully cute and good. I mean, nice clothes, I’m sure. But he takes what is essentially an old-ass looking blazer and paint-speckled-ass trousers (bottom), and transforms them (the bracelet, the two white sleeve buttons poking out, the eyewear, whatever it is breaking his jacket’s lines in his pocket, and of course the enormous scarf) into something far better and cooler than “perfection”. This puts a cigarette out in perfection’s wine.

  15. Anonymous

    October 16, 2008 at 11:10 am

    do you know what camera he is holding in his hand?


  16. pika

    October 16, 2008 at 11:25 am

    this makes me wonder what *you* were wearing when he took your photo.

  17. Anonymous

    October 16, 2008 at 11:37 am

    sigma dp1?

  18. Anonymous

    October 16, 2008 at 11:42 am

    where can we see Mr. Comtes’ pictures??

    thank you
    they both look great
    love his glasses

  19. poeta fit, non nascitur

    October 16, 2008 at 11:57 am

    yes, i love his glasses. that’s the first thing i noticed.

  20. Miguel

    October 16, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    Is that paint on the pants of the picture in the botton… If it is I’ll start wearing some pants that got painted on my last remodeling….

  21. black optical

    October 16, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    The Persol sunglass in the second picture has been wore by 3 of your subjects in the last 2 weeks. First on the ‘Vampire Three’, then on the beautiful woman in ‘Via Turati’ and now Mr. Comte. 1 style, 3 completely different looks. It goes to show how timeless Persol is.


  22. Anonymous

    October 16, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    I was wondering the same thing about the excess length of the jeans rolled up. I am in a lab in CA and a young chemist wears her jeans with about 8″ of cuff rolled up. I thought it was odd at first, then when I saw Sart posting these picture today, I thought, this is more widespread than I thought…East coast! Not sure if I could wear my jeans like that.

  23. Dominica

    October 16, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    again : love the scarf – would buy this for my husband and then wear it myself ;-)))

    I think his shoes are Prada ; they look exactly the same as a brown pair hubby has in his closet …
    He always says they are comfy…so that’s why we see them in both pictures … Only women would suffer from ‘pieds douloureux’ and wear the most horrific shoes (do love her blue ribboned ballerina’s..)

  24. Anonymous

    October 16, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    Note, too, the black and white cord around Mr. Comte’s wrist. It symbolizes solidarity with Tibetan political prisoners. They used to braid them using yak hair to send messages to each other. Or, THE message- Free Tibet.

  25. Anonymous

    October 16, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    I rarely comment but must say something about the woman here. The nature of my own day to day life means that I would usually look silly in heels and dressy clothes, so I especially appreciate seeing her on this site.
    I love how relaxed and comfortable she looks in her clothes, which are still interesting and chic.
    That’s exactly what I aspire to in terms of style.

  26. Gabriela

    October 16, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    Very cool! Who is she?

  27. Emily

    October 16, 2008 at 2:47 pm

  28. Allen - East Hampton

    October 16, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    Both women look super, but I wouldn’t call his cuffed pants age-appropriate.

  29. C

    October 16, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    her nails are even pointed like the tip of her shoes!

  30. La Clocharde

    October 16, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Soooo cute!!

  31. Iheartfashion

    October 16, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    Love his homemade-looking orange scarf and her ribboned flats. What a chic couple!

  32. Anonymous

    October 16, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    hey this HERMES SCARF is amazing !! must have of the season for sure !!

  33. Brigadeiro

    October 16, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    Wow, I haven’t rolled my jeans like that since…the 80′s, and my mom would laugh and say I looked like I was going to plant rice…(I won’t sing what she used to, when she would tease me about it)

  34. Anonymous

    October 16, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    does anyone know who the shoes are by

  35. Anonymous

    October 16, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    Absolutely LOVE her shoes and coat in the first shot; anyone know who made them/where to find them? (-:

  36. john benjamin pritchett

    October 16, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    Both women look fantastic. I like what he’s done with himself. Nice to see guys taking chances.

  37. Raquel

    October 17, 2008 at 7:02 am

    i love his work in the davidoff spot, with josh holloway!

  38. Hadley Gets Crafty

    October 17, 2008 at 10:33 am

    And what would the background music be? Ennio Moriccone (I’m sure I butchered the spelling) probably wouldn’t be fitting.

    Maybe some Vivaldi?

  39. Anonymous

    October 17, 2008 at 11:46 am

    It’s the same woman in both photos, I’m fairly certain

  40. John Christopher

    October 17, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    The cuffs in these pictures are quite amazing.

  41. Anonymous

    October 17, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    So you provide the uniform…


    October 19, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    They both look very very good! I love their outfit choices!

  43. Anonymous

    October 21, 2008 at 2:25 am

    the woman is his wife…beautiful couple!

  44. VonSontag

    October 22, 2008 at 10:24 am

    By the way, the camera seems to be a Minox…

  45. mallermiko

    October 28, 2008 at 3:14 am

    Her shirt jacket reminds me of the “work wear chic – milano” guy’s… but she offers a vintage look and, certainly, a more feminine feel.

  46. Wendy Carlos Williams

    January 26, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    I like his shoes and her jacket.

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