Thursday, May 17, 2012

On the Street… Canal St., New York


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  1. irene

    May 17, 2012 at 4:04 pm

  2. Simbarashe

    May 17, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Uptown BOSS.


    May 17, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Another living (walking!) proof that the bow tie should never be forgotten as a beacon of sartorial elegance!

  4. Elisa Eymery

    May 17, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    wow this guy is just too cool for school. Some people just have this innate skill to put an outfit together, and it’s fascinating to look at.


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  5. Alison

    May 17, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    I love the bow tie! So perfect with his casual look :)

  6. Saxonbird

    May 17, 2012 at 4:09 pm


  7. Hipster Collective

    May 17, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Eu ! thats my good friend, always moving swiftly, Mr. Koolcat

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  8. Natasha Fatah

    May 17, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    What a great looking kid!
    Love a bow-tie!


  9. Ale Semenov

    May 17, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    I love pictures like that… real people walking on the streets.

  10. Tina @ Tinacious Me

    May 17, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    just love his bow tie!

  11. Name*

    May 17, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Stylishly introspective. Wonder where he’s going…

  12. Bohemian Style

    May 17, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    That bow makes it all look so perfect.

  13. Miss K

    May 17, 2012 at 4:31 pm


  14. Lisi-lu

    May 17, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Nice style mix, with the white shirt and the fly he can visit the opera but the bagpack looks like taken from a schoolboy :-)

  15. haruki

    May 17, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    This is a very good way to dress and could be the most perfect I have seen yet. It is an important example that I will save to study many many times.

  16. Emanuel I.

    May 17, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    He looks tremendly GOOD!
    Great one, to be remembered.

  17. MolDiva

    May 17, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    wow, nice shirt and handsome boy

  18. Rebecca alonzo

    May 17, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    THATS MY BOYFRIEND ! Ughh, I swear he looks so good.

  19. Samira

    May 17, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    I love his bow tie!!!

  20. galsandan

    May 17, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Excellent. His bearing and that tie make his beat-up denim jacket etc look like the epitomy of elegance.

  21. Gentlemeter

    May 17, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Unbelievable how a bow tie can add sophistication to street wise clothing. One can not know if it is intended or is he just a waiter too lazy to change all of his uniform on his way home :))) Nice catch!

  22. Xana Athens

    May 17, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    I would really have noticed him…

  23. Valentine

    May 17, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    The coolest guy on the block… Love the attitude!

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  24. Alan

    May 17, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Mr Bow tie means business..

    Great capture!

  25. Anna

    May 17, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    such a cutie!! the bow tie is def the cherry on top!

  26. july

    May 17, 2012 at 5:19 pm

  27. monkeyshines

    May 17, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    wonderful styling, love the bow tie!


  28. comme fraiche

    May 17, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    the bow tie elevates his look to a whole other level

  29. Eleonora

    May 17, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Magnetic !!!

  30. Amadeus

    May 17, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    i love his composition, the way he mixed the clothes together… especially the backpack..
    really cool :)

  31. Capture The Streets

    May 17, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    I love the bow tie. A great accessory to dress up any outfit.

  32. Kimberly

    May 17, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Awesome. Sweet. fantastic. love it.

  33. The Wind of Inspiration

    May 17, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    This is such an awesome look! Effortlessly chic!

  34. Trescic

    May 17, 2012 at 6:00 pm

  35. Laura

    May 17, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Great style! I like the denim jacket with the bow tie!

  36. Huliganjetta

    May 17, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    The bow tie is awesome!

    follow my

  37. Three Angles

    May 17, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Cool but also chic, nice clothing

  38. Maya

    May 17, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Wow. Very cool and stylish!

  39. Jaygo

    May 17, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Beau tie

  40. StyleVOCI.

    May 17, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Love the bowtie and the denim jacket!

  41. Opposite Lipstick

    May 17, 2012 at 6:42 pm

  42. Charlotte

    May 17, 2012 at 7:19 pm

  43. Rhoda Wong

    May 17, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    i love how he played it up with a bow tie!

  44. Serdane

    May 17, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Mixing urban and dandy style ? Good choice !

  45. Votre Amie

    May 17, 2012 at 7:50 pm

  46. *sP

    May 17, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    love your flava …. as they used to shout in the 90s.

    he looks great!

  47. Isabella

    May 17, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    very Chic, love the bow

  48. Tanya

    May 17, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    the bow tie really jazzes up the whole look! a very cute guy

  49. Jan Sarah

    May 17, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Great tie, and it pulls the the look together as a whole!

  50. Taipei Style

    May 17, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    It’s incredible how a small bow tie can change the whole outfit! :)

  51. Tracy

    May 17, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Super cute. Teddy bear. I just…love his whole shebang.

  52. Fotautomat

    May 17, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Love the mix of a trucker with a bow tie. Original.

  53. Monsieur Marcel

    May 17, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    I wish the young bucks in my neighborhood would see this, and read the positive response from the ladies.

  54. Megan

    May 17, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    What a nice-looking young man! He looks like he’d help you pick up your schoolbooks if you dropped them, or hold the door for you on the way to class.

  55. canvasofculture

    May 17, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    the bow tie totally makes the outfit. this guy is owning it!

  56. Peri

    May 17, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    cool bag and jacket!

  57. princessglee

    May 17, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Perfect way to wear a bow tie…just perfect.

  58. Imogen

    May 18, 2012 at 12:20 am

    Brilliant. Confident. Casual.

  59. Kerry

    May 18, 2012 at 1:02 am

    Beautiful man with great style. Thoughtful, but not too “on purpose.” It doesn’t get much better than this.

  60. une chatte grise

    May 18, 2012 at 1:07 am

    Dang, he looks sharp.

  61. Inherent Style LA

    May 18, 2012 at 1:36 am

  62. imogen

    May 18, 2012 at 1:38 am

    a modern gentleman

  63. Stephanie May*

    May 18, 2012 at 2:21 am

    I love this. 80s punk school boy.

  64. Haresh Makwana

    May 18, 2012 at 2:33 am

    Cute, nice casual look..

  65. roula

    May 18, 2012 at 2:40 am

    He gives a twist to his outfit by adding a bow tie!

  66. style-xyz

    May 18, 2012 at 3:08 am

  67. Mi-Mar

    May 18, 2012 at 3:25 am

    I love this cute boy!!! He can do whatever he wants with his clothes!!! Give us your fashion style…please..
    Take a look on this try…’s only 1 month on internet…
    it’s a greek site-blog…. can do it,,,,

  68. Bibiche

    May 18, 2012 at 4:22 am

    So chic for a young man ! I love

  69. Andy D4

    May 18, 2012 at 4:53 am

    Neckware yeh bring it on back, skinny ties are waning it now time for the more flamboyant Bows, want to see more Cravats on the street though!

  70. slso

    May 18, 2012 at 5:17 am

    Perfect outfit, perfect colours.

  71. Miguel Ramalhao

    May 18, 2012 at 5:29 am

    It’s so nice to see the comeback of the Back Pack…. it was overdue. I love it, they are so practical. And I must say that there are a lot of cool liking pieces out there!…

  72. almudena

    May 18, 2012 at 5:37 am

  73. kassiastclair

    May 18, 2012 at 5:39 am

    bowtie + satchel – rockin’ the 90s.

  74. Leonor

    May 18, 2012 at 6:32 am

    gorgeous look:))


  75. Aga's suitcase

    May 18, 2012 at 7:14 am

    Love his style, really cool look!

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  76. Tatouage

    May 18, 2012 at 7:21 am

    I love his style and its denim jacket ! So cool !

  77. Susana

    May 18, 2012 at 7:36 am

    WOW! What a great outfit! Everything looks so well put together! The monogrammed book bag adds yet another level of cool to this outfit!

    Could be perfectly adapted to be done in a feminine way, and would look equally chic!


  78. amy

    May 18, 2012 at 7:48 am

    absolutely love his style!

  79. Judecy

    May 18, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Wow, you and the whole outfit look like a cool Brand!

  80. ladykatza

    May 18, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Bow-ties are cool. I wonder if he’s a timelord…

  81. debbie

    May 18, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Love his tie and jacket and the graffiti background. He’s easy on the eyes as well.

  82. Candice @ NotesFromABroad

    May 18, 2012 at 9:13 am

    Something about the bow tie and the sneakers, makes me want to give him a big kiss on the cheek !

  83. Denpetr

    May 18, 2012 at 9:31 am

    I love the bow tie! So perfect with his casual look

    WBR, Den

  84. bp294

    May 18, 2012 at 10:05 am

    I don’t get it. There’s nothing remarkable about what this young man is wearing — regulation preppie, which for various reasons has a persistent appeal amongst young black men, esp. from America’s various ghettoes. Which is not to say ALL black men, a distinction possibly lost on many of Sartorialist white fans. It’s ”dressed-up” but also casual and is composed of very simple, non-threatening fashion parts. What troubles me is the Sartorialist’s VERY narrow view of black ppl in his blog, which his audience takes in without comment: often Caribbean (and therefore more “natural” and “authentic” in the Sartorialist’s mind), “ghetto,” occupying some universe different from conventional fashion. None of these characteristics are typical of the most interesting fashion to be found on young black men in NYC, or anywhere else in the USA. What seems like inclusiveness is yet another straightjacket. The same is true for the blogger of and Worrisome, the blinders all three bring to their subjects just because they are of African descent. As often happens in the North, blacks are treated apart from the mainstream when in fact they are very much within the mainstream; and apart from the “avant garde,” when in fact they very often set the terms for the bohemian. Get some black friends, guys!

  85. LIZPR

    May 18, 2012 at 10:47 am

    OooooOOoooooooOOooo….this is AWESOME! I absolutely LOVE a natty look such as this: the casual clothes and Converse sneakers with a frickin’ BOW TIE!! And upturned collar on the jean jacket!

    Awesomely positioned too, with the graffiti in the background.

    Thank you.

  86. IS THIS IT? models review

    May 18, 2012 at 11:07 am

    The kind of mixed style I simply love…

  87. Thomas

    May 18, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Making “cool” look this effortless is a sign of real personal style!

  88. anonymous

    May 18, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    bp294: while you say there is nothing remarkable about the way the young man is dressed, did you ever think that that might be Sart’s point? Although taken separately, none of his clothing is necessarily remarkable, but it’s his overall appearance that attracted Sart to take his photo. And frankly, none of us needs to see yet another kid holding up his pants with one hand on any blog-we can see that on the streets anywhere.

  89. juan cruz

    May 18, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    No stereotyping, just a younger cool cat!

  90. xenia Kuhn

    May 18, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    wow, such a cool idea to wear a tie like that :)))

  91. Ninafortuna

    May 18, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Gosto do conjunto das peças e a forma como essa foto reafirma algo que já sabemos: estilo ou se tem ou não tem, independente da raça, credo, etnia, idade, classe social, lugar onde vive, etc.

  92. Ninafortuna

    May 18, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Gosto do conjunto por um todo e a forma como a foto vem reafirmar algo que já sabemos sobre estilo: ou a pessoa tem ou não tem, independente de raça, credo, classe social, etnia, lugar onde vive, etc xx.

  93. vasilieva

    May 18, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    oh, gosh, he is just awesome. brilliant shot

  94. Zura

    May 18, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    That bow just made it!

  95. Abdiel

    May 18, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Love this look! Its so effortless, preppy and fresh!

  96. Johnny

    May 18, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    There’s so much more to Canal St than just Chinatown

  97. Larissa

    May 18, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    bp294, I don’t agree. This is just a great style and of course clothes work different on a black person than a very pale one, like they work different on young and old people (anyway – this particular style would’ve been great on any kind of person). I can’t see anything racist in here.
    I don’t want to insult you, but maybe it is YOUR obsolete paradigms that make you think this COULD be racist and the Sartorialist is way beyond these patterns.

  98. Ramel Williams

    May 18, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    This is me, I was on my school lunch break with a few friends when Scott stopped me. I designed the jacket & bow tie myself. You can contact me @ [email protected] if you have any questions, or

  99. Ñimma

    May 18, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    I really love it, little man

  100. debi c

    May 19, 2012 at 2:19 am

    wow…rad style is rad..

  101. Martine

    May 19, 2012 at 7:01 am

    Adorable, and very attractive.
    @bp294; This is the Sartorialist’s blog, so he is going to take pictures that strike him as inspirational. Thats all there is here. If you think something different should be portrayed; No one is stopping you. Just don’t expect Scott to take the pictures you would take. He isn’t you. But blaming him for liking what he likes, and not what you like is immature, and pulling out the race card to do it is distasteful. Grab your own camera, and do what you like. Let others do what they like.

    I think this guy looks amazing, and I absolutely LOVE the bow tie. I could care less if it has been done before. Its still worth seeing. The hair is just sexy as can be.

  102. Name*

    May 19, 2012 at 7:10 am

    Mr Williams; That jacket is just perfect, and as you designed it then its even more personal. Every guy in NYC should go get one.

    This whole look just showcases your handsome features.

  103. Bambi

    May 19, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Lookin’ suave! ;D

  104. TheBedStuDandy

    May 19, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Waking up to a dear brother on the Sartorialist. The color tones are mixed well, collegiate chic with a dandy flair. What more can you ask for?

  105. thebop

    May 19, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    great shot, great stlye, great bow

  106. vendredi

    May 19, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Just darling!

  107. Ed

    May 19, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Love it. I do this look with a leather jacket and it keeps me happy in the morning! Bow ties rock but you gotta be able to pull it off. This guy certain can.

  108. Jane

    May 20, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    This is such a classic outfit, but the bowtie makes it amazing! Love it! Not all guys can pull off a bowtie in the casual way that he does.

  109. David Lee Smith

    May 20, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    His personality really makes the look. Very laid back. Loving the the bow tie!

  110. Cigarette

    May 20, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    A very cool mix between preppy and streetwear, the childish bag makes it all!

  111. Vasco Bettencourt

    May 21, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Great style. Bow-Tie block!!

  112. bashe

    May 21, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Bow-tie swag

  113. Diamond

    May 21, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Creative.. and useful especially for those who works as a part time waiter after school:)

  114. Sanna

    May 22, 2012 at 5:03 am

    I love the bow-tie and pure white shirt mixed with the casuals. Thanks for inspiration.

  115. phil

    May 22, 2012 at 7:30 am

    Trying too hard with the bow tie

  116. ALAN

    May 30, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Perfect outfit..and stylish!

  117. moyenian

    June 6, 2012 at 1:34 am

    What’s bag??

  118. Maria Giulia

    June 8, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    He looks beautiful,his jacket with that white shirt is simply perfect!
    I love his backpack too,I have been trying to understand what is th ebrand of this,but i couldn’t…someone knows it?

  119. Cynthia

    June 13, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    wow. marry me.

  120. Dear Velvet

    May 3, 2014 at 2:56 pm

  121. gan

    August 14, 2015 at 12:31 am

    thats a great style man, keep it up :)
    mengatasi anak susah makan

  122. tara

    August 14, 2015 at 12:33 am

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