Monday, April 28, 2008

At Hyeres 2008……Hyeres Homme, South of France


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  1. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 6:43 am

    I like the idea of adding a casual element to the simple but sophisticated pairing of the button up, sweater, and blazer. However, putting track pants over khakis strikes me as odd, impractical, and uncomfortable.

    Love the top half of the picture, and the warm light on his face.

  2. Gabriela

    April 28, 2008 at 7:33 am

    WOW Sart! These Hyeres shots are so refreshing, so wonderful. It feels asif your work was getting a new dimension. This one is almost epic and the yesterday’s one bellow… I’m fascinated with it!

  3. Marianna

    April 28, 2008 at 7:34 am

    Ooohh I love this! I like the track-suit pants (? were they that?) coupled with the vest + shirt. And I love the look of his face, all together there’s a really unique style that oozes from this guy!

  4. Rice and Beans Vintage Clothing

    April 28, 2008 at 7:35 am

    I absolutely love this. There are so many juxtaposed styles going on here that somehow it just works beautifully. I’d love to know what kind of shoes he was wearing.

  5. Caterina

    April 28, 2008 at 8:12 am

    Adidas Pants pulled over chinos?
    That´s new to me. Looks like he´s making a joke out of it because just with the chinos ( or whatever trousers they are) his outfit would be complete, though normal.
    I like the jumper´s sleeves coming out of the jacket…

    Interesting person! Great colours,
    the light in Hyeres is stunning!

  6. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 8:20 am

    ideal man

  7. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 8:21 am

    In the normal fasion world, wearing tracks pants over a pair of slacks would be considered as a horrible CRIME. But he somehow makes it work.
    Damn you, John Nollet, with all your coolness…

    SL x

  8. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 8:31 am

    Sometimes i think the excellent photography makes the outfit better than it is. This is one of those times

  9. Felix

    April 28, 2008 at 8:50 am

    I can’t tell whether the pants that man is wearing are jeans or adidas trackpants. The combination of the crisp white shirt is good though.

  10. Cuadonga

    April 28, 2008 at 8:52 am

    Me encanta!!! Un look imposible de llevar, sólo una persona entre mil podría hacerlo. Chapeau.

  11. tj

    April 28, 2008 at 8:55 am

    He’s a handsome guy. The wild hair and beard look good on him. I like his look from the waist up, but he loses me from the waist down. I just don’t like track pants with a blazer. And, wearing a belt with track pants? It strikes me as a bit silly.

  12. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 8:57 am

    Wowee! Who cares about the clothes, this man is gorgeous! Got a number for this one? :-)

  13. Aitch

    April 28, 2008 at 8:57 am

    Just a gorgeous homeless guy, right?

    The track pants completely ruin this for me. They make him look half-mad.

  14. recovergirl

    April 28, 2008 at 8:58 am

    that’s hot!

  15. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 9:00 am

    What I love about this photo is that he is overall very masculine looking, but his eyes are so pretty.

  16. momo

    April 28, 2008 at 9:03 am

    Layered up for a walk on the windy beach! He looks amazingly like a teacher I had in France when I studied in Bordeaux: beautiful eyes.

  17. Nathan

    April 28, 2008 at 9:05 am

    i L.O.V.E the tracksuit pants on the jacket! My Mum would kill me if tried this though TBH

  18. Chelsea K

    April 28, 2008 at 9:10 am

    Is he just wearing the sweatpants over some khakis? either way the look is pleasing.

  19. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 9:14 am

    looks like magnum

  20. carrot

    April 28, 2008 at 9:17 am

    Wow. This guy looks totally cool. Who is this person? He almost looks homeless, but no, the belt and the white shirt are too expensive looking. I think this outfit is absolutely brilliant. Love his hair with it, too. Reminds me of how fantastic brown and red are together.

  21. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 9:20 am

    it’s John Nollet !!!

    Hairdresser of Monica Bellucci and Vanessa Paradis

  22. Ann (MobayDP)

    April 28, 2008 at 9:22 am

    hmm. Never would have thought of pairing sweat pants with a jacket. But Heck! Why not?

  23. Donna

    April 28, 2008 at 9:38 am

    Above the waist = Very nice!
    Below the waist of the ill-fitting, too tight track pants = ??????

  24. Diana

    April 28, 2008 at 9:43 am

    Jesus in Adidas pants!

  25. POST-IT UP

    April 28, 2008 at 9:44 am

    This guy looks cool. Love the jogger bots!

  26. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 9:44 am

    Track pants over khakis? that is truly unique! the color is lovely on his face, he’s so relaxed and real.

  27. Ben S

    April 28, 2008 at 9:46 am

    Love it. I wonder what shoes he matched with this.

  28. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 10:01 am

    Is he wearing sweat-pants on top of trousers? I’m confused.

  29. nalb

    April 28, 2008 at 10:13 am

    It’s John Nollet !


    April 28, 2008 at 10:16 am

    cool without the belt…. Or might he be wearing another pair of trousers underneath? Sweatpants are the next big thing, I guess.

  31. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 10:22 am

    love his look. he is gorgeous! but why is he wearing track pants over khakis?

  32. Michelé

    April 28, 2008 at 10:26 am

    I like the lengths of his sleeves, the way he managed to look relaxed / laid-back and causal wearing those sports pants. gee… love also his hair and beard, the causal breeze in his expressions :)

  33. Aimée

    April 28, 2008 at 10:30 am

    Who doesn’t wanna look so relaxed in France?
    Love the light too…

  34. Karmander

    April 28, 2008 at 11:22 am

    wow, track pants with what’s going on on top…that is bold, and I’m digging it. The red is perfect. Of course I may be biased because I’m IN LOVE WITH HIM. His hair is driving me crazy, it’s so beautiful.

  35. Sinbad

    April 28, 2008 at 11:27 am

    Wow, how cool is that? A real man wearing real clothes. What’s going on with those sweat pants?! He looks like un vrai gitano puro, doesn’t he?

  36. veronique

    April 28, 2008 at 11:37 am

    Oh my god! Who is he? I need to know.

  37. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 11:46 am

    i can see why he caught your attention. more than the fact that he’s wearing track pants with a blazer, shirt, and long-sleeved sweater, those eyes could pierce through anyone who manages to hold a gaze with this man, even for just a second.

  38. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 11:50 am

    What? Am I in love with him? Sweat pants over slacks?

    The light at Hyeres couldn’t be better for your photography.

  39. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 11:56 am

    Fabulous! Love the mix of tailoring with casual. Who’d have thunk it?

  40. Laguna Beach Trad

    April 28, 2008 at 11:59 am

    Great photo, Sart. I love this gentleman’s beard and long hair (and ponytail?). It’s very terrorist chic, in a Che sort of way. The track suit trousers are the piece de resistance here. G-E-N-I-U-S! We definitely don’t see enough men in track suits or sweats. More, please.

  41. sat

    April 28, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    hyeres is where the style’s at. insane combination of colors, i love it!

  42. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    Such a handsome man!!! God I love France.

  43. António Erre

    April 28, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    Don´t like the hair.
    The trousers in despite of the wrong pockets are a plus, because of the colour and stripes, for the upper side – which is perfect.
    The sea balances and brings mood.
    13/14 in 20.

  44. Anne Watkins

    April 28, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    Love this combination of comfort and classic. So cool; like a runner’s version of a tuxedo. My only question is – what is the belt for?

  45. cassaundra

    April 28, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    I enjoy this shot very much, mostly because of his eyes. Very epic photo.

  46. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    Fabulous man – very stylish: there is nothing of the scruffy about this hirsute homme. I particularly like the sober white shirt, jacket and jumper against the burgundy trousers with the racing stripes.

  47. A Print A Day

    April 28, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    how handsome!

    i like that he mixes something somewhat dressy with casual track pants.

  48. Mitchell

    April 28, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    The background is breathtaking. Looking at the outfit from top to bottom, the colors all compliment each other well. The pieces collectively are interesting, especially the length of the sweater’s sleeve and the track pants. I think the track pants worn over his chino’s are quite cheeky as is the playfulness of his sweater sleeve.

  49. tn

    April 28, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    wow what a great look. Love the wild-man hair, love the track pants. Talk about putting “sports” into sports jacket!!

  50. Jessica

    April 28, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    Very Daniel Day-Lewis.

  51. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    Just lovely!

  52. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    Is he wearing those warm-up pants over a pair of khaki colored pants?

    He’s stunning from the waist up.

  53. Sharona

    April 28, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    I love the red pants. They seem a bit rebellious and edgy. And then he has the basic white button down w/ a v neck sweater and jacket. I LOVE jackets with a casual outfit. And such a “pretty” man. Wow. That’s sexy.

  54. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    are those track pants?

  55. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    I’m totally in love. Anyone who can pull off those work out pants with that gorgeous combo of clothes on top – what a guy. Who is he?

  56. Hadley Gets Crafty

    April 28, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    Very few could pull off a blazer with track pants. Extra marks for this homme.

  57. listless runt

    April 28, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    You’ve got to be kidding me with those pants. Waist up, class. Waist down, youth soccer league? Run DMC? Royal Tennebaums? Who knows what he was thinking…

  58. Jamie Watson

    April 28, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    It looks like a great scene from an independent foreign film.

  59. The Happiest Activist

    April 28, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    Not a fan of the track pant over his regular pant…kind of like trying a bit hard, in my opinion. Nothing wrong with creativity or pushing the boundaries, but it reminds me of the dozens of young men who wore super-short track shorts at last year’s Austin City Limits festival…it was the trend of the weekend, for sure, but looking back it was really forced. Great jacket on this one, though. The cream undershirt is nice, too.

  60. jana

    April 28, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    If Devendra Banhart were a fisherman or woodsmith in the 19th century crossed with French Nobility…

    The hair is perfectly undone, and he looks just perfectly at ease next to the water. It’s nice. Everything above the waist is fantastic, though I think those stripes may be detracting too much from this look. They remind me a bit of Wes Anderson’s love for Addidas jumpsuits in Royal Tenenbaums…

  61. tugce

    April 28, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    hmm is he wearing sweatpants over pants? i can’t tell. he’s amazing anyway.. i love that red!

  62. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    This man is a vision, the jumper casually covering his hand from within the smart jacket matched with the slouchy casual trouser, the dirty red with the dirty brown, just perfection

  63. saudade

    April 28, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    Wow, I think I must be a confirmed drama mama because I cannot wait to read the comments on this one.

    That said, very fun and unexpected in a static print or magazine but I’m imagining this in person and in practice, and it makes me cringe a little. The colors and those stripes, however, coupled with the simple but perfect background, the lighting, that hair and that beard, and the way you’ve captured his eyes and his timeless expression — that saudade, like a mariner out at sea — just makes this photograph SING.

    I’d like to see his shoes.

  64. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    These photos from Hyeres have a quite remarkable, timeless quality – absolutely inspired all of them. So special in fact that I find I keep going back to them.

    You are a great photographer – and you keep getting better!


  65. Laurence John

    April 28, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    your recent work looks more like portraiture than fashion photography. the clothes seem secondary.

  66. carrot

    April 28, 2008 at 5:08 pm


    What does he have on under the track pants? Looks like beige boxer shorts to me. What do you reckon?

  67. Delilah Garside

    April 28, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    Those pants are awesomely bizarre. He looks fantastic!

    He also kind of looks like Keri Russell (with a beard).

  68. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    that’s a very attractive man in a very attractive outfit.

    From waist up.

  69. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    what a beautiful man.

  70. a

    April 28, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    young Daniel Day-Lewis could probably pull off anything..

  71. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    This gentleman truly belong here on this site: he is the epitome of effortless style. What–or who’s he wearing becomes completely irrelevant; it’s how he’s wearing it– the combination of classic with the irreverent. His sense of style is as golden as your sun-drenched portrait sir ;-)

    BTW, I don’t think he’s wearing two pairs of pants: I think the belted part is sewn under the Adidas. It’s a cheeky style that’s been offered from Jean-Paul Gaultier, Martin Margiela, to Hedi Slimane. This gentleman’s version just seems even more cool because it looks like he made it himself.


  72. Anonymous

    April 28, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    He’s perfect.
    What a truly wonderful change in how we perceive fashion vs. our real life clothes. To make “leisure wear” (including khakis and then one step further with the adidas track pants) work as Fashion is a joyous thing.

  73. Jean

    April 28, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    He is beautiful. Love his face. The outfit is sort of funny… but I like it.

  74. JasminT

    April 28, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    i tried to like it.
    scrolled up and down.
    back and forth.

    but finally exclaimed, Ugh, this does nothing for me!

    above and below the sweater/blazer combo is way too dishevelled.

    please no repeats on my streets.

    p.s. love you, Sart. xoxo

  75. Anonymous

    April 29, 2008 at 12:10 am

    You are getting your touch back on this one Sart! I have been getting worried about you of late… Fame trampling on your trigger finger a bit. This photo is keeping it real!

  76. Anonymous

    April 29, 2008 at 12:44 am

    He has the eyes of a prophet.

  77. The Voracious Vegan

    April 29, 2008 at 12:55 am

    This man is beautiful.

  78. Anonymous

    April 29, 2008 at 2:17 am

    he’s so sexy!

  79. g

    April 29, 2008 at 2:23 am

    oh yes! this reminds me of my ex boyfriend who could wear sweatpants and worn out t-shirts and still look like god. i’m trying to ignore the fact that he is wearing another pair of something underneath. when i ignore that i love the look.

  80. Anonymous

    April 29, 2008 at 3:11 am

    he is john nollet, hairdresser of catherine deneuve, marion cotillard, monica bellucci, vanessa paradis …

  81. Anonymous

    April 29, 2008 at 4:28 am

    I love this look. John Nollet ?

  82. Anonymous

    April 29, 2008 at 4:54 am

    I love this look. John Nollet ?

  83. Anonymous

    April 29, 2008 at 11:25 am

    Clearly, people have not been paying attention to the 2007 Rugby World Cup which was hosted by France. One of the players who got a lot of media attention was a french player called Sebastien Chabal. He became a bit of an icon overnight, making the caveman-look the in thing again. You can sense his influence very clearly in the beard and hair of this man.

    Trying googling “Chabal” or “Chabalmania”. The following link will help understand what he is all about. For context, bear in mind that the New Zealand All Black remain the team that the rugby word fears in terms of skill and physical intensity.

  84. Iheartfashion

    April 29, 2008 at 11:26 am

    A belt with track pants?
    Why not!

  85. Mark

    April 29, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    I think he’s wearing track pants over shorts, not full-length chinos. It was chilly on that beach and he’s being sensible as well as stylish.

  86. BritnLind

    April 29, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    Those eyes. He can wear whatever he wants. Really, it’s ok.

    The outfit works for me. The pants match the hair and all this is in between keeps him from looking entirely homeless.

    I have a new crush.

  87. Belinda

    April 29, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    Oh my god, i m the 83..Nice to meet you Scott, on my blog you can see the photo of you and this mystérious beauty of the sea…I thought at first it was Sebastien Tellier thefrench singer :)Belinda From brussels

  88. Javier

    April 29, 2008 at 10:37 am

    guerrilla-language teacher look is back? mix of kosovo-cheguevara-belfast, maybe becouse he look like daniel day lewis in “in the name of the father” too

  89. Maria

    April 29, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    I’m considering bigamy as I look at this gorgeous man

  90. pretty kitty publishing

    April 29, 2008 at 10:54 am

    Does he have his track pants over a pair of khaki shorts? Good for him! I can imagine that earlier in the day, perhaps around lunch, he had a nice stroll on the beach in his khaki shorts, his long sweater and white shirt, but as evening wore on, he got asked to do something so last minute, he threw on his long pants over the shorts, added the jacket, just to make it special, so that he could continue to meet, or socialize with fabulous new people in Hyeres!

    By the way, the word verification for this post is humobebg! Seems like it should mean something …

  91. Anonymous

    April 29, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    the hippie dude look is showing up in cool venues: HOT right now! and he is like one of the best examples of the power of the beard.

  92. Josefina

    April 30, 2008 at 1:30 am

    I Agree, who cares what this man is wearing!

  93. Kanani

    April 30, 2008 at 11:36 am

    This man has got to be a writer. And a successful one at that!

  94. tracy

    April 30, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    This is so Darjeeling Limited. I love it.

  95. Jimena

    April 30, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    wow. what a beautiful man. i think i might be in love now.

  96. the antipodean

    May 1, 2008 at 3:24 am

    Hubba hubba! Part elegance part pirate, he’s beautiful.

  97. Max Fisher

    May 1, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    Looks like he tumbled around in all of Wes Anderson’s films- dove into Rushmore for a preppy yet artsy vest and suit, then took the track pants from The Royal Tenenbaums, then got spit out at the scene of The Life Aquatic.

  98. AnastasiaC

    May 2, 2008 at 5:02 am

    its interesting to see your photos in the mediterranean light…what a stunning man! a powerful shot!

  99. Claire

    May 3, 2008 at 10:56 am

    Belinda, I thought Sebastian Tellier too…a beautiful man if ever there was one.

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  101. denice

    May 4, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    he’s spectacular. it seems as though he’d been more logically dressed and chucked on the casual pants to stay clean or whatever. either way, he looks good.

  102. Anonymous

    May 5, 2008 at 6:00 am

    I like the track pants. Where I live, all homeless men wear them, and most of them actually look good/masculine etc.. like book characters. Track pants definitely add character to this person. It’s like he stepped out of his condo by the sea to take a walk: he doesn’t care.

  103. Chris

    May 5, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    I find all the comments really interesting as I also usually have a beard and dress this way on a regular basis–sweater and collared shirt with track pants or fleece pants. (However, this gentleman is missing the key element of having the dress shirt tails hanging out.) I think it looks horrible, but I like to wear stretchable pants while sitting in a classroom or in the library. I have had some negative comments but also attention from the attractive womens, so I am content.

  104. Anonymous

    May 6, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    Funny – he reminds of that guy from the Royal Tennenbaums, the son who is an ex-tennis champion, but then fails and goes to live on a boat for years and admits to falling in love with his step sister, played by Gwyneth Paltrow. Nice look though.

  105. Anonymous

    May 8, 2008 at 12:28 am

    This is absolutely great. What about his shoes?


  106. On Your Left

    May 11, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    I love his top half but his bottom half is a bit TOO casual for my liking. If the track-pantish stripes were taken away, I think it would look A++.
    And what a charming stare he has!

  107. Anna

    May 15, 2008 at 5:51 am

    Now that is attractive. Both the man and the outfit.

  108. valentina

    May 22, 2008 at 5:59 am

    i saw thi gorgeous man with monica bellucci in cannes……

  109. Anonymous

    May 28, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    He is John Nollet (as it has already been said).
    He is a famous hair dresser who works with Vanessa Paradis, Marion Cotillard or Monica Bellucci for exemple.

  110. Soul Brother No. 7

    May 19, 2009 at 12:31 am

    He must have been the coldest (or hottest!) man in France that day to throw on all those layers.

    Never would have thought I’d see the day that a blazer, sweater, white dress shirt, and khakis underneath Adidas polyesters would be thrown on together.

    I vote no on him pulling it off, however. Only thing it did was coordinate colorwise. But simplify it to sweater, sweats, and shirt alone and it would be pretty inspiring.

  111. film and music fashion magazine

    October 31, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    hey. simply he's so cool.
    the man and the sea are the best combinations like hemingway's.
    very oneness like almost zen.
    very poetic.
    it's a very good shot indeed.
    he's just showing how to do it here
    effortless cool without trying.

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  114. dcinDC

    July 9, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    What’s with the pants!!! Bizarre!

  115. Ivy Lee

    August 2, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    OK, I come here for the moments like this. And I couldn’t care less for ‘style’ & ‘fashion’. Fantastic.

  116. Lefedi

    February 22, 2013 at 7:24 am

    It’s a very bold look,but I would have loved to see a full body frame (with some shoes of course) just to get the complete look.I guess I have to use my imagination.
    Love you work

  117. Simone Fraser

    November 21, 2013 at 12:33 am

    I could smack this gorgeous man for putting those red travesties on.

    Well. I wouldn’t smack anyone, but you know whay I mean…

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