Tuesday, February 13, 2007

At Pitti Uomo……Sartorialist of the Year, 1st Nominee

Ascot with Converses: it just doesn?t get any better than this guy.

The look is both sartorial and hip at the same time.

This is exactly the type of look I wanted to capture for men when I started The Sartorialist.


Close comment

Detach comments


  1. Ania

    February 13, 2007 at 7:09 pm

    That reminds me of my gray leather converses, which I can hardly wear now, cause they’re that much bigger than my feet – it was immpossible to find smaller ones in Warsaw while ago. (Sorry for poor language skills)

  2. michelle

    February 13, 2007 at 7:14 pm

    Perfect, I just got those same shoes too! I love that red sweater, but he couldn’t make anything look that good if he didn’t have that…attitude.

  3. concupiscence

    February 13, 2007 at 8:15 pm

    love this.

  4. Butch

    February 13, 2007 at 8:38 pm

    Yes, this is great–he’s got particularly good sense of color, I think, and also knows how to balance the casual and the less so.

    One of the things we’ve been seeing in recent posts of men is interesting neck treatments–the individual use of scarves and so on–and this is one more successful example. Can we now say that accessories make the man?

  5. Resplendato

    February 13, 2007 at 9:10 pm

    Sart..it’s one thing to plan a shoot and get the clothes..it’s another to have the vision and search until you find the gentelmen with style and substance wearing them..Bravo!

  6. Anonymous

    February 13, 2007 at 9:27 pm

    I tried wearing the grey Converse with a black suit- they looked great but it was like strapping boards to my feet, even with gel pads.

  7. Janvangogh

    February 13, 2007 at 9:44 pm

    Yummy red.

  8. Candid Cool

    February 13, 2007 at 10:12 pm

    a true kid at heart

  9. david

    February 13, 2007 at 10:31 pm

    glad to see a visual representation of the site’s inspiration.

  10. Anonymous

    February 13, 2007 at 10:31 pm

    He deserves a 10! just perfect and fun!

  11. Anonymous

    February 13, 2007 at 11:59 pm

    That style may kick off. It’s currently being sported by the current Dr. Who.

  12. Anonymous

    February 14, 2007 at 12:31 am

    hi sartorialist: i just adore your site. it’s interesting how you’re really drawn to men wearing scarves. i agree — they’re terribly chic in a way that’s timeless and oddly un-trendy. but call me a prig, but i find it distressing how often your favorite subjects are photographed smoking cigarettes. i was such a die-hard smoker, once upon a time, but it’s just not chic. it’s deadly. anyway, i don’t want your younger readers to get the idea that that’s a shortcut to cool. a digression; sorry. you’re brilliant, this fellow is brilliant and dapper. my secret dream is that you’ll stop me on the street one day…

  13. lintmag

    February 14, 2007 at 1:20 am

    now we need a nominee for sartorialista – the girl version – of the year! looking forward to seeing who else you choose…

  14. Anonymous

    February 14, 2007 at 3:20 am

    Love it! Now I know that I can always wear Converse – even in my old days. I have been wondering about that :-)

  15. AliciaInAlaska

    February 14, 2007 at 3:45 am

    He’s probably a very important man, but he doesn’t take himself so seriously.
    Love it. Hope I can grow old with a man who can dress like this.

  16. Anonymous

    February 14, 2007 at 8:29 am

    Wicked cuz one can never go wrong with Chucks! I still have my navy blue and red ones from Grade 9.

    Might he have made the “of the decade” prize had he worn the nicer hightops?



  17. d. chedwick bryant

    February 14, 2007 at 8:46 am

    this is the way to look fun, dignified, and manly all at the same time.

  18. Mike Paget

    February 14, 2007 at 8:55 am

    A rare ascot appearance on the Sartorialist, love the chucks.

  19. Kelly

    February 14, 2007 at 9:04 am

    This is one of my favorite shots of yours! Well done. Just like Annie L., you really have managed to capture what is inside this man in this portrait.

    His style is wonderful, but it is the twinkling eyes, the hold of the cigarette, and the posture, that capture this man!

  20. Anonymous

    February 14, 2007 at 9:57 am

    Cool is an understatement. It’s all about the attitude! Bravissimo!

  21. adda

    February 14, 2007 at 11:50 am

    yes! got my vote

  22. Chantel Valentene

    February 14, 2007 at 1:24 pm

    Love the pop of red with the printed ascot. And the cig in the mouth tops the whole look off. Has that understated somewhat sexy thing and he doesn’t even know it.

  23. Adrienne

    February 14, 2007 at 5:29 pm

    wow wow wow, i am really loving this. that’s what my ideal grandfather would dress like. not too slick, not too young, not too old, just plain cool.

  24. Anonymous

    February 14, 2007 at 5:37 pm

    I do wish the people who comment on whether or not the subjects are smoking would try to resist. We’re interested in people’s style, not their personal habits, or your opinion on their health choices. You may find smoking distressing, that’s fine, but tell it to your friends and family, where it’s appropriate.

  25. Anonymous

    February 14, 2007 at 6:41 pm

    I get this sense that he is a movie director with good ol’ chucks.

  26. lewehrman

    February 14, 2007 at 10:44 pm

    He just makes me happy! He clearly must have a wry sense of humor if you met him.

    I agree with one of the bloggers. My NOT so secret dream is to be stopped on the street and photographed also….

  27. Anonymous

    February 15, 2007 at 5:07 am

    I disagree with the poster who said to keep comments about smoking to themselves. As an ex-smoker I can say that the vast majority of us start smoking because it is considered a cool accessory – it is part of a look. No one picks up their first cigarette and says ‘YUM!’ – it’s about style. And it is unfortunately disgusting and deadly. When I see an otherwise perfectly coutured woman who has a cigarette, it’s as bad as if she had a terrible haircut. Immediately it is ruined for me.

  28. londondog

    February 15, 2007 at 8:55 am

    Dylan Jones of British GQ said that men should not combine suit or smart clothing with trainers unless they want to end up looking like a stand-up comedian

    Although Mr Jones is a great authority on male style I must disagree with him on that particular point.

    Converse trainer is such a timeless classic that it just goes with everything. I, for one, wear a pair of red Converse with my sharp classic Joseph suit and, boy, doesn’t it look great.

    This man here pulls it off beautifully – basic greys, great coat, splash of red in his jumper and even the cravat go with the informality of his trainers. Lovely!

  29. KDM

    February 15, 2007 at 10:14 am

    Hi Sartorialist, I’m a big fan of your blog. I wish I could have been captured by you while I stayed in NYC for a year.

    BTW, this guy is Mr. Y. Akamine who is a president of a clothing company in Japan. He’s well-known in Japan and he loves traditional style.

  30. Mr. Rover

    February 15, 2007 at 4:46 pm

    I love the ascot! I need one! I love the old Hollywood look that seems to be permeating through select circles right now

  31. Anonymous

    February 16, 2007 at 3:03 am


    This pretty guy who is japanese desiner,Y.Akamine is called “maestro”in japanese fashion magazines.

  32. Anonymous

    February 17, 2007 at 4:00 pm

    Totally cool. Just lose the cigarette.

  33. Anonymous

    April 22, 2007 at 4:06 am

    Usually i stay in the same MIlan hotel with this stylish man.You should see how he dresses.Perfect…..Meet MR. Past with a touch of Present.

  34. Mark Pool

    October 7, 2016 at 9:50 am

    Cool look, great style.

Leave a comment

Related posts