February 23, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Love the fur coat, like always; all the rest is "stylish" but he looks poor

    • Owen

      January 26, 2013 at 12:10 pm

      Poor people in London don’t have good haircuts and great skin like this young man does. In any case style it not about rich or poor is it?

  2. Beverly Bohan

    February 23, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Interesting ensemble. I wonder if the fur is actually attached to the outer coat.

  3. Anonymous

    February 23, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    He's so cool. love this.

  4. Anonymous

    February 23, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    v. cool

  5. Ven

    February 23, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    So chic! Yet so comfy and relaxed!

  6. dy of ghost

    February 23, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    i like the unexpected layers.

  7. Café Naïveté

    February 23, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    He's way to stand and the look inhis eyes reminds me somehow Bily Elliot.
    Quite clever solution: a jacket on a fur coat. It could be really inspiring.. I'd choose a light colored jacket instead.. And I would have more liked to see the fur's neckline peeking out..

  8. Maddie B.

    February 23, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    How often do you see fur not as the focus of outerwear? Very little. I'm intrigued by the layering and the idea of accenting with fur, but I'm not totally comfortable with this look. I can't tell if it's the pants, or maybe the fur is just too much?


  9. galsandan

    February 23, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    This – the fur layer underneath, the white T-shirt, the bare neck, the piercing gaze – is *amazing*. Where you find these people?

  10. Maïna.

    February 23, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Always this superposition of different coat, it's a very nice idea. Have the fur by but keep it however hidden, great !

  11. The Photodiarist

    February 23, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    I like this.

  12. mq king

    February 23, 2010 at 1:32 pm


  13. Takeru

    February 23, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Nice layering!. Reminds me of the fall 2010 comme des garcons collection.

  14. Marozia

    February 23, 2010 at 1:36 pm


  15. ita darling.

    February 23, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    the title of this picture made me scared to scroll down.

    but i do like whats going on with innovative layering these days..

  16. Caroline

    February 23, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    usually I think long fur coats on guys looks stupid, but this guy makes it look really cool!

  17. Polly

    February 23, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    raw photograph, he has a serious schoolbuy face yet clothing suggests heightened sophistication.

  18. Emmanuelle

    February 23, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Wow, this photo is great! Love the colours, the background, the idea of fur underneath the classic black coat and… well I have to admit he's cute :)

  19. Emil

    February 23, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Hmm, I've always thought that fur doesn't fit men.

  20. Elise

    February 23, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    what can I say? you've outdone yourself…

  21. green lantern

    February 23, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    I love the look but do you think it was driven by wanting the fur closest to his skin or fear of PETA people. Either way, this came out looking nonchalant and special!! I very seldom like fur looks but this is nice. Thanks for the pic SART!!

  22. Frenzy Mind

    February 23, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Layers, layers and layers, I just can't get enough of them and I bet this guy can't either….
    Love the photo.


  23. Daniel

    February 23, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    The fur works great with his hair color, but putting over a black coat makes the whole outfit!
    Let's grow up later

  24. MN SL&E

    February 23, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Unbelievable how such a loose fitting tee can be so functional.

  25. Lilisfashion

    February 23, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    How unusual to style the fur underneath.. It looks really cool though, nice colour :)

  26. Bridget

    February 23, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Love the simple white tee underneath.


  27. stijn van den bulck

    February 23, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    his fox-coloured hair matches the fluffy undercoat he's wearing. Amazing lines and shapes, accentuated by the simplenessness of the black-grey-white. <3 love is in the air with this one!


  28. Anonymous

    February 23, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    Very interesting–is the fur a gesture or an addition for warmth? I love the way the fur picks up his coloring, espcially around his face.

  29. Dralfonzo

    February 23, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    High waist on the trousers looks good in this

  30. Anonymous

    February 23, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    while i like the overall effect, if i saw this guy on the street my reaction would be "give me a break." i mean, can he try any harder?

  31. Anonymous

    February 23, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    He looks beautiful until you scroll down to the saggy pants.

  32. crimzonite

    February 23, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Walking art; I feel like drawing him.

  33. San

    February 23, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    PS: Gave your book to a dear friend of mine today as a birthday gift. She LOVES it. And I do too. Next edition please.

  34. M

    February 23, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    The proportions on this look are very interesting. I love the idea of a long fur vest under a coat.


  35. Anonymous

    February 23, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    stunning perfection

  36. Anonymous

    February 23, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    You know? This just doesn't work for me. The fur, the smaller coat over it? Just not working. Whaddaya gonna do.

  37. fashionsdirtylaundry

    February 23, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Great cropping!!! Spectacular shot. I like how he has is own style without trying to be stylish.

  38. Jeremy L

    February 23, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    He is doing something no one else is, and that in itself is a sign of brilliance don't you think?

  39. Soren Lorensen

    February 23, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    a bit confusing

    but it made me look

    for a long time

    that is good

  40. Natasha

    February 23, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    i saw this young man at a fashion show on saturday evening and remember thinking how wonderful he looked! i think the layering of the coat of the fur is great especially with the simple t shirt and trousers :)

  41. Ganymede Girl

    February 23, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    I love how simple this is, but then the fur really adds a nice touch!


  42. Kimberley

    February 23, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    Nothing caught my eye here

  43. Fashion Gossips

    February 23, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    Wonderfull style!


  44. Jeremy

    February 23, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    layered understated fur. clever!

  45. Jed

    February 23, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Just looks sloppy to me.

  46. Anonymous

    February 23, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Adore the jacket

  47. Anonymous

    February 23, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    How absolutely fabulous, as only the English can.


  48. Hector

    February 23, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Lovely! But I don't like the trousers so high at all.

    te amo sartorialist

  49. Clara

    February 23, 2010 at 2:58 pm


  50. Ozan Alçın

    February 23, 2010 at 3:03 pm

  51. Mr Sartorial

    February 23, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    A cool geek with something else in his eyes. I have some similar pics at my site, take a look if you have a few secs.

    Mr Sartorial

  52. Anonymous

    February 23, 2010 at 3:06 pm


  53. Lisa Petrarca

    February 23, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Would LOVE to…stuck at work though!

    Thanks for taking me there!

  54. Bryony

    February 23, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    that's a fashion fierce glare. .this is a great photograph and a great look.

  55. Kathleen

    February 23, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Another kid with more natural style than most grownups have in their pinky here in the good old USA. He is so tall and slender, could have done something more with the outfit to draw our eyes away from this, but all in all he looks fantastic. He's well on his way to being a fashionista!

  56. Sarah

    February 23, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Still wondering what exactly you're pointing at with that title…
    But woa, this is gorgeous!

  57. Athene Greig

    February 23, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Not sure why but I find this creepy

  58. Raquel

    February 23, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Cool picture! His style is very "blase"!
    Love sartorialist blog! Hope someone of you guys can check my style one day!
    Sorry about my english, I live in Boston, but I'm from Brazil:))))


  59. Prutha

    February 23, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    love the concept of 2 long jackets…must try it out!!


  60. Lynne

    February 23, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    what the London kids are wearing now, we'll see on the runways two years hence!such humour around dressing – i love it!

  61. Alexxander

    February 23, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    ooooh great textures…love the fur and the coat

  62. caviardreams

    February 23, 2010 at 3:43 pm

  63. Razzi

    February 23, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    He's quite the fox isnt he!?

  64. thwany

    February 23, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    love the layering

  65. Missy

    February 23, 2010 at 4:13 pm


    So subtle and cool

  66. Jeanne

    February 23, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    J'adore la veste en fourrure sous le manteau noir. Contraste interessant, j'aime beaucoup !

  67. The Shitty Astrologer

    February 23, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    Lose the sloppy tee kid and go for a smart black turtleneck instead…

  68. Anonymous

    February 23, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    I am incredibly taken by this guy! What style! London is truly made up of the most beautiful people!
    - Kara, North Carolina

  69. Patricia

    February 23, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    I'm love with this coat !!

  70. Mona N.

    February 23, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    This is such a beautiful photo. And his layering is so simplistic but amazing!

  71. Mejambie

    February 23, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    love the high wasted pants! Although I'm not a fan of using fur it is a nice touch to this outfit!

  72. Anonymous

    February 23, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    i love that the outer coat is a zip, not button

    also that the trousers sit high on his natural waist, not hang low on his bum like so many young adults' do these days…

  73. Teresa

    February 23, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    He doesn't look thrilled at all to be photographed, "It's just an ususal day, can I go to work now?". Love the outfit and the realism in his face.

  74. kukla

    February 23, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    I think he did not find his style, yet. The picture really captures this.

  75. The Fashionista

    February 23, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    I LOVE IT! Great picture!

  76. Lauren

    February 23, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    For some reason his pale skin really compliments the look. Love the loose white shirt as well.

  77. Anonymous

    February 23, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    great layers

  78. Christina

    February 23, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    I don't know how I feel about this…I would probably enjoy it more if he wasn't wearing the black overcoat but just the fur…he's also waif-ishly skinny.


  79. Anonymous

    February 23, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    this is just amazing

  80. leanne1966

    February 23, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    love the layering.

  81. annaannad

    February 23, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    ah man, awesome. LOVE the fur showing underneath the coat, with a zipper!

  82. Sarah (Buzz)

    February 23, 2010 at 5:23 pm

  83. Anonymous

    February 23, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    wow great style!!! high waisted pants and a t-shirt with a louse neck

  84. Jenny Kozlow

    February 23, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    The two trends that both you and Garance have captured lately, fur, and layering (short over long)


  85. Anonymous

    February 23, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    A perfect title for that picture :)

  86. Helen

    February 23, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    fabulous, oh to have been so stylish and cool when I was that young.

  87. Cristian

    February 23, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    I hate furs as a garment. Sorry, doesn´t have any cool for me.

  88. Livvey

    February 23, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    what a fantastic photo! I love the combination of the two coats.. the fur underneath looks amazing, and the pants. Everything just works together.

  89. Anonymous

    February 23, 2010 at 6:18 pm


    Amazing coat… sweet face.

  90. Anonymous

    February 23, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    lovely textures…and what a beautiful young man.

  91. Anonymous

    February 23, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    Literally! Aahahahahaha

  92. The Lovely Bastard

    February 23, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    perfect layering.


    February 23, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    LOVE IT !!!!


  94. Benoit

    February 23, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    I really have a problem with the fur on men. At least he tried, but he missed, to me.

    As usual the picture is still beautiful, it seems you could shoot anyone Scott!

    See you

  95. polka dot

    February 23, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Oh, how funny: this is Ross Aston, a Central St. Martin's student! Just shot him @ a Topshop event, and again @ Somerset House. Wonderful, intelligent, charming guy.

    You've got good taste, Mr. Sartorialist. It was good seeing you again: hope you liked London & sorry about the weather.

  96. the style crusader

    February 23, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    this is incredible. i wore the opposite today at somerset house – fur on top black on the bottom. next time i will try it reversed. xx

  97. Anonymous

    February 23, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    wow..gorgeous! it's the simple things that are beautiful..

  98. FishberryJam

    February 23, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    the texture of the fur is kind of mesmerizing

    it looks like it's a liner to another coat?


  99. kathrynnova

    February 23, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    This. is. fantastic.

  100. Malicious Mallory

    February 23, 2010 at 9:05 pm


  101. Jacqueline

    February 23, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Love the face and the layering of the fur peeking out under the jacket. xo


  102. Tobinik George Gibson Tokaryk

    February 23, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    I have always wanted to layer a thin fur under an overcoat, but also a beautifully framed composition. I commend your efforts to make what is usually not recognized – recognized. Thank you for the photos.

  103. Amelia

    February 23, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    I love this. such fantastic styling.
    beautiful photo – as always :)


  104. Tayler

    February 23, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    LOVE the fur under the coat. and the patched knee tops it all off


  105. Anonymous

    February 23, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    How can this guy have no comments??


  106. Anonymous

    February 23, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    really great style…u always get the best!!

  107. Josh

    February 23, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    I love this whole short over long thing going on. Garance has made mention to it and I think its a great change/"micro trend"

  108. Luchi*cha

    February 23, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    This image "reprents" where Christopher Baily gets his inspiration from from next season.


    Hope to see u in Paris!!! I'll be my best for u to take me a picture! hehehehe

  109. princess glee

    February 23, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Creative way to wear fur. I like it.

  110. Baby Hercules

    February 24, 2010 at 12:18 am

    Beautiful. Love this combination of coats, and the rest would look great on it's own. Cool guy.

  111. Anonymous

    February 24, 2010 at 12:26 am

    THis is incredibly fab i must say. I adore the way he layered the fur coat underneath. NEAT!

  112. mylene

    February 24, 2010 at 1:14 am

    Love the layers, colors and his pasty white color.

  113. fledgling

    February 24, 2010 at 1:32 am

    he is ADORABLE.

    love him!

    maxwell conrad


  114. Anonymous

    February 24, 2010 at 1:37 am

    Harry High Pants! This boy needs a feed and a wash. Does nothing for me this look.

  115. Alisa

    February 24, 2010 at 1:42 am

    Love the top coat.

    Say no to fur please!

  116. sd

    February 24, 2010 at 1:44 am

    i like the levels he creates with his clothes. very visually interesting, and texturally as well, w/the fur.

  117. Laura Anne

    February 24, 2010 at 1:58 am

    The layers are fantastic. The color of the fur is striking against the dark shades in the overcoat and slacks.

  118. Anonymous

    February 24, 2010 at 2:30 am

    I really want to like this outfit, but I just can't decide. it has charm, it is a slightly strange combo, but leaves me with the interrogation hanging above my head. But isnt that what true fashion is? I wonder…

  119. Anonymous

    February 24, 2010 at 2:46 am

    very interesting layering. love it!!

  120. Anonymous

    February 24, 2010 at 2:49 am

    love this guy… but i need to know… what were his shoes like?!?!?

  121. Smaug

    February 24, 2010 at 4:23 am

    naa.. not this time. Tshirt is slappy and i do not love the different lenghts.

  122. Diego Rodríguez

    February 24, 2010 at 4:37 am

    the style and image of the crisis…Love it

  123. Laurence John

    February 24, 2010 at 4:47 am

    that amount of collar bone showing on a young man always makes me nervous.

  124. alex

    February 24, 2010 at 4:51 am

    he has that something, the thing. beautiful

  125. nina

    February 24, 2010 at 5:14 am

    Such a beautiful English face- porcelain and androgynous. Looks like he's been busted stealing his Nans coat! The architecture behind the two London shots makes them look like time travellers- both look like Dickensian urchins .

  126. Goodle.

    February 24, 2010 at 5:24 am

    Those Londories seem to like the more down to earth fabrics! Nudes andd furs. It's quite interesting :)

    Goodle x

  127. Prince Alban

    February 24, 2010 at 5:47 am

    I love the way he is wearing these clothes…
    Very interesting but perhaps I would not have put so large trousers with the coats

  128. Anonymous

    February 24, 2010 at 7:37 am

    aha, the perennial wafer-thin white t-shirt under the open black jacket in the dead of winter! for how many years have slim, statement-conscious students made this their non-negotiable look, worth risking any number of consequent coughs and sniffles? …..but perhaps in this interpretation the fur will keep the flu at bay…

  129. Anonymous

    February 24, 2010 at 8:55 am

    Hate the "simple white tee underneath." Hate the way it droops.

    In spite of the fur he looks cold.

  130. Gabriel Antinous

    February 24, 2010 at 11:32 am

    What sheer simplistic elegance! More young males should wear high waisted pants!

    Simple white tee with bronze fur and a jet black over coat. Pure genius!

  131. l, williams

    February 24, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    dear sart, this is one of your best photo's

  132. Anonymous

    February 24, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    not a fan of thin white tees revealing decolletage on men….its always makes them look a little wan and ill (although I THINK this may be the idea…) but he's cute…doesnt need to try so hard….love his bag…

  133. darlene

    February 24, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    I like the golden color of the fur against the dark pants and dark blue of the rest of the coat, but that stretched-out T shirt just looks sloppy.

  134. coupetete

    February 24, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    This seems to me to be a case akin to the Emperor's new clothes, because by all accounts he looks ridiculous. It just is not a good look on any level. Sorry to break the news to everyone.

  135. mitchjet

    February 25, 2010 at 10:46 am

    i like his outfit, and the way he has made a fur garment more of a minor detail that a garish statement.

    i'd prefer it if he wore some jocks so that we couldn't immediately identify his religion.

  136. Hapsical

    February 25, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    How stupid the first comment is.. he "looks poor"? And how obnoxious to put your comment in bold.

    That said, I love this look..it's so unexpected, it's just perfect. It really shouldn't work but it totally does.

  137. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    This young man is undoubtedly charming, intelligent and kind. I know! Trust me! :) We're all so proud of him being a style icon on your blog sartorialist! You've picked the right guy! His style is inspirational and reflects his character in such truthfulness. You look amazing Ross.
    With love,Central Saint Martins,FCP.

  138. Anonymous

    February 26, 2010 at 1:10 am

    so different, he's doin his thing with this ensemble, very inspiring, winter photos in general are favoring layering in a nontraditional way…love the look

  139. Anonymous

    February 27, 2010 at 12:21 am

    i love the fur coat, and i just think this shows how you dont have to have a ton of designer labels in order to look chic. this would never fly in NY or LA but paris or london its just perfect

  140. Anonymous

    March 2, 2010 at 1:30 am

    Even though I'm miles away, I can't stop thinking bout u… I don't know what you did 2 me Ross but it worked!

  141. Bela

    March 8, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Shame on you for promoting the wearing of real fur.

    And shame on everyone else for cooing over it.

  142. Anonymous

    March 9, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    a young man who i have had the pleasure to meet and grow fond of, ross is captivating- it's undeniable.

  143. Anonymous

    March 11, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    an effortless stylish look. How i envy it!

  144. Jeremy Cushing

    April 18, 2010 at 9:15 pm

  145. Anonymous

    October 7, 2010 at 12:27 am

    where can you get fur coats like these?

  146. Martine

    October 24, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Fabulous!!!! I love the trousers up to his actual waist. It gives it the perfect proportions. He looks very handsome. What a beautiful young man.