Tuesday, October 21, 2008

How to Tie A Scarf, Paris


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  1. Christina

    October 21, 2008 at 8:36 am


  2. The Khaki Crusader

    October 21, 2008 at 8:42 am

    smooth. casual cool

  3. John and Beatrice

    October 21, 2008 at 8:44 am

    We vote for function over form regarding men’s scarves. This photo captures a “Parisian Marlboro Man Dons Too-Cool-For-School Cravat” look that doesn’t quite hit the mark.

    • Simone Fraser

      October 22, 2013 at 8:25 am

      Really?! I have not dwelt on the scarf but admired his simultaneous ly rough and smooth style, He’s very handsome without looking too self-concerned. I actually find his styling and the always perfect fit of his clothes, (if I am correct in thinking he has appeared on The Sartorialist a few times), quite inspiring: quality and classic items will always look fine.

  4. Cotton Heart

    October 21, 2008 at 8:47 am

    He reminds me of a younger, more stylish Dustin Hoffman. I love his shades of blue.

  5. tj

    October 21, 2008 at 9:07 am

    The lapels on the jacket give it a 70′s vibe. It looks great. The ticket pocket is a nice detail. Gray flannel is classic.
    I suggest buttoning up one more button on the shirt. It’ looks a bit to “floppy” under the jacket as it is now.
    The scarf is tied nicely. Loose and informal. Goes with the rest of the outfit. I’d have chosen a bolder color to add some punch. Maybe red?

  6. Dan in Richmond

    October 21, 2008 at 9:13 am

    He’s well-dressed, the scarf and jacket are both very nice, but to me his outfit fails to transcend the sum of its’ parts- I can’t criticize the combinations I just don’t find them particularly inspired. Now on a small technicality, the scarf isn’t tied at all, is it?

  7. Delighted and Charmed

    October 21, 2008 at 9:17 am

    Oh he looks super cool. Before I even read the title I figured he was French! I love his silver watch and the twine bracelet he has on.

  8. gregorytoddsmith

    October 21, 2008 at 9:24 am

    This is masculine, chic, and an excellent statement describing the character of the one wearing it. I see a brown belt — I wish I could see his shoes. I love brown shoes with black pants almost as much as I love people who say black and brown don’t mix.

  9. The Life and Times of a Southern Foody

    October 21, 2008 at 9:28 am



    I love all the blues and how they were all thought out….or not….

    they just work

  10. Anonymous

    October 21, 2008 at 9:35 am

    Not sure about the pants but i love the accessories!

  11. sandman_gr

    October 21, 2008 at 9:37 am

    Looks great – colours perfect… it is just the annoying bracelet turquoise that gets in the way… – that watch should be alone.

  12. Victor

    October 21, 2008 at 9:41 am

    Nice YSL jacket, but a bit too tight shirt.

  13. Duncan

    October 21, 2008 at 9:52 am

    All about the buttons…

  14. XAVS

    October 21, 2008 at 9:52 am

    Beautiful! Love the jacket with the scarf and the blue combination…nice and smooth.

  15. Anonymous

    October 21, 2008 at 9:52 am

    Thanks for the scarf tieing tip. The colors are so nicely subdued.

  16. Anonymous

    October 21, 2008 at 9:57 am

    Those French guys are ridiculous with their scarves. Other people of the world: just give up.

    But the cigarette is a terrible accessory. And it’s all about accessories.

  17. kfromz

    October 21, 2008 at 9:58 am

    looks great, and maybe someone tells him in How To Extinguish The Cigarette, that would make him look even better…

  18. Marianna

    October 21, 2008 at 10:23 am

    this is very very nice, the scarf thing is very French I find.

  19. Je suis Fani, Enchante!

    October 21, 2008 at 10:26 am

    amazing bleu!

  20. Brent

    October 21, 2008 at 10:29 am

    Shades of Blue very nice…..

  21. Anonymous

    October 21, 2008 at 10:48 am

    I think this is a very sexy look. I love the grey jacket with the navy blue underneath. The scarf is a great touch.

  22. Anonymous

    October 21, 2008 at 10:56 am

    Smooth. Très smooth…

  23. Lizzy Washington

    October 21, 2008 at 11:19 am

    i love the reto, early 60s blazer, and riviera neckscarf. I also think the tone on tone mixing of gray/blue is lovely. Are we experiencing a blue and gray moment?

  24. Ms. Wis./Each Little World

    October 21, 2008 at 11:20 am

    I am waiting for you to publish a little book that is nothing but scarves. Kind of like those small Taschen guides to interiors.

    I’ve downloaded a few pictures to remind myself of different ways to tie my scarves and shawls. You don’t have to credit me — just give me an autographed copy!

  25. mary

    October 21, 2008 at 11:23 am

    So stylish

  26. Anonymous

    October 21, 2008 at 11:53 am

    What about that hard press on the jacket sleeve?? Intentional or not?

  27. Anonymous

    October 21, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    Yes, such a nice jacket. Love the form fitting polo shirt.

  28. effie

    October 21, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    very french. i lovelove his grey jacket and it goes really well with blue! would love to see his shoes though.

  29. Giblees Fine Clothing

    October 21, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    Nice casual look I love the fit of his coat and the nice accent with the scarf.

  30. Dominica

    October 21, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    Very Italian kind of dressing although the picture was taken in Paris. By that I mean the ‘ton-sur-ton’ way of dressing ; the shades of blue are just wonderfully mixed together… love his bracelet too …

  31. Iheartfashion

    October 21, 2008 at 12:19 pm


  32. Anonymous

    October 21, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    this is what all men his age should look like

  33. hedonista

    October 21, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    the colors are awesome and the loose tying of the scarf keeps him from looking like he’s trying too hard. i’m not in love with how the shirt fits, but overall…well done.

  34. Ranne

    October 21, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    I’m loving the color palette!!

  35. farhad

    October 21, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    a great look indeed. casual, sporty, masculine, and elegant. it just works. the colors work well together, and I love the scarf. the vintage brown belt is the perfect finishing touch.

  36. The Storialist

    October 21, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    I agree with Lizzy Washington…a blue and grey moment, indeed!

    I love how he’s not looking at the camera.

  37. Carla

    October 21, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    I don’t like the cigarette, but he looks hot! Love the scarf.

  38. Anonymous

    October 21, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    Smoking is cool!

  39. Great picture

  40. Hadley Gets Crafty

    October 21, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    He does wear that outfit so well.

    I love how the muted colors still have a marked contrast from each other. Just perfect.

  41. Carolina Lange

    October 21, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    Love this!

  42. Anonymous

    October 21, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    Can someone please explain to me what, exactly, the point of an ascot is? (I know this isn’t an ascot, but I’ve been wondering for a long time.)

  43. Dandyman

    October 21, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    Great scarf look, but surely it will constantly come loose?

  44. The Man Who Knew Too Much

    October 21, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    Hmmm. I like his style but I don’t like the colour of the scarf. And that turns it into a 3/5.

  45. Anonymous

    October 21, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    Love the tweed coat and scarf..wondering why there is a heavy crease on the arm of the jacket? He’s super-cool alright.

  46. Anonymous

    October 21, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    why the hate for the cigarette? it’s a part of his look and without it he’s not complete. society today in it’s crusade to condemn the cancer stick forgets that those that suffer the ill effects of smoking are not merely smokers, but are smokaholics. drink too much, the liver fails. eat too much, beware of diabetes. smoke too much, get ready for cancer. but please god don’t let the cigarette die, not when it looks like this. his twine bracelet could be moved to the other wrist, for my input.

  47. mohammad

    October 21, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    Color harmonies are good, I like tight shirt but not this way. Jacket is perfect fit and scarf cover it good and even could be better if big side was front or on one shoulder not in the back of neck.

  48. olafgermany

    October 21, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    This is the look I love. Relaxed, french, stylish, cool and smart. The not too perfect done hair and the not too perfect “done” body.

  49. Honeygo Beasley

    October 21, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    What’s nice is his scarf tying looks so … effortless. As if he didn’t fuss too much with it.

    He gets an “A” for effortless coolness.

  50. el viajero impresionista

    October 21, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    Great jacket&overall style. Kind of "myway" attitude, which looks great.

  51. Anonymous

    October 21, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    This man is perfection! The scarf is a nice touch that not every man can pull off, especially one like this :]]

  52. Anonymous

    October 21, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    I love the overall look and the fact that the scarf is sort of just wrapped around his neck in a casual manner is superb. It gives an aire of insouciance to the look – a little modern bohemian.
    The only thing I am a little put out by is the length of his sleeve – just a tad too short. Another half an inch would have done the job.
    Adore the balance of colour.
    Good looking gent too.

  53. pop-trendy.com

    October 21, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    I want the Jacket.

  54. Brigadeiro

    October 21, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    Tying a scarf is high on my list of things to learn, I just can never do it as effortless & cool as this prime example. Perfect! Parisians have it down to a tee!

  55. Anonymous

    October 21, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    I love it, I am so wearing a scarf like that tomorrow!

  56. anna from germany

    October 21, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    1. i disagree on wearing that cellphone in that pocket.

    2. scarfing up things works charmingly french. when it’s done as hermèsque as here it’s even more charming.

    3. unfortunately there are no cuffs peeking out. i hope he’s not wearing a shirt with short sleeves.

    4. also, the shirt looks a bit tight to me.

    5. very intreagued about the shoes. perhaps he is wearing that perfect sort of brown leather ones, which is very fine. but if it was summer, i so much hope he would go for a pair of turquoise alligator tod’s on bare feet (instead of those two bracelets, which i find quite disturbing).

  57. luckyiflanguid

    October 21, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    Oh my a new Serge Gainsbourg!

  58. John

    October 21, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    how to wear a an awesome blazer

  59. Anonymous

    October 21, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    The scarf is great. The smoking is gross. I know that the smoking thing comes up a lot on the comment board, and what I have realized is that (for me) smoking has a devastating effect on sartorial style. I’m not a prude about everything, but I can’t appreciate the scarf because of the presence of the smoking. It really is a style issue for me (in addition to the obvious). If Scott’s images weren’t so sharp, I wouldn’t have to face such clear focus on the cigarette.

  60. John Christopher

    October 21, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    Looks so effortless.

    The shoes, the shoes, what about the shoes!?

  61. The Sartorial Architect

    October 21, 2008 at 11:52 pm


    I’m loving the blue + grey and the brown belt is well done.

  62. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 12:23 am

    serge, is that you?

  63. AusAnna

    October 22, 2008 at 1:24 am

    such an amazing photo. it encaptures the essence of paris for me

  64. Jack Daniel

    October 22, 2008 at 2:10 am

    Perhaps too much resolution, because I can not see what he’s holding in his right hand.

    I dig his jacket!

  65. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 3:14 am

    I’m studying in Paris right now, and I am constantly amazed at the different ways the French tie their scarves! it’s like they’re born with an innate talent for it… I can never get mine to look as cool as they do

    anyway, this man looks great.

  66. Swedish Fever

    October 22, 2008 at 3:15 am

    I’m not sure about the twine, but he is definitely well put together.

    The cigarette definitely completes his look. If I could do it with the flair of a Frenchman, I would certainly pick up smoking.

  67. The Girl Next Door

    October 22, 2008 at 3:41 am

    Cool! I love the coat and the belt! In this outfit brown, blue and black show are harmonic…GREAT!

  68. Tomasz

    October 22, 2008 at 3:56 am

    He has a little belly and it is also great, because he isn’t so perfectly slender and still he’s handsome and so good-looking. He’s dressed really super-chic and smart and in the same time easy. Colours are very nice, I love this palette.

  69. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 4:10 am

    He’s the fashion director of Spanish Marie Claire. Really nice person. And perfectly dress. Colors, clothes, accessories, everything is perfect (except the cigarrette

  70. JD.

    October 22, 2008 at 5:11 am

    This is beutiful, I love it.


  71. CousinConnor

    October 22, 2008 at 5:26 am

    He’s a smart guy no doubt – but the scarf makes him look girly.

  72. Nina Siu

    October 22, 2008 at 6:25 am

    love the scarf-braceletes-cigarette combination. love the colour palette. love a little bagginess of the clothes that makes the total look relaxed and sophisticated…

  73. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 7:46 am

    what is it with this hatred for cigarettes? let the man have his smoke – he is not killing anyone with it. ESPECIALLY noone who lives on the other side of the world.
    life itself can be a rather unhealthy business, so for god’s sake stop judging other people for their vices. don’t you have any?

  74. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 9:31 am

    tie baby tie!

  75. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 10:07 am

    Anonymous 3:44: Smoking causes cancer, emphysema and other serious problems, and not just for this person, but for people around him. You can quit it. I did.

    As far as drinking, well you can put the drink down, too. Temperance is a good thing. Alcohol, when abused, leads to a lot of problems, societal as well as medical. What’s responsible for a lot of violence on a personal level in this world? Alcohol

    A drink and a smoke ruin an outfit in my book.

    My stylish Western girlfriends were walking down the street in Delhi one day, enjoying a puff, and an older Indian man walked by and said, disapprovingly, “Tsk tsk tsk. Smoking and drinking. Smoking and drinking.” I feel like him right now, a Brahmin on a high horse. Sorry, folks. But I stick by my words!

  76. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 11:33 am

    i gave up smoking, too. and i used to smoke a lot. but people who think they are better than others just because they quit are really getting to me.
    you can decide who to live with, and almost all public places (even over here in europe)are smoke-free. accidently inhaling a whiff of smoke on the street isn’t harming anyone. he’s french, works for a fashion-magazine; it is probably safe to say that holding a fag is in his dna. let it rip!

  77. Merje

    October 22, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    Even though being a woman (- a restrictive factor?), I tie my scarf like that too! It started when I wore a scarf, made from slippery fabric, which constantly “untied” itself around my neck. So it was easier to just let the ends stay loose like that.
    But I think it works only with shorter scarves like that and not the longer ones. Just a thought. Should try it out to see whether I am wrong.
    Continuously loving your memory- and thought provoking pictures :).
    Merike from Estonia (currently studying in France. By the way, I feel very at home here, enjoying the subtle colors, the elegant details of the clothes the French wear).

  78. Carlos

    October 22, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    this is a great picture and he has amazing style. i read something about this being a ysl coat, any recommendations where i could find a similar style with a lower price point?

  79. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    Any idea about how to wrap a scarf that way?

    Now the real question: has anyone got his phone number???

  80. You were there, too.

    October 22, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    I love it. I’ll do the same. For scarf.

  81. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    stylish and very relaxed…

  82. andrea.at.the.blue.door

    October 22, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    I have a couple of scarves that insist on being worn this way – for some reason a knot just ruins the effect. Surprisingly, they stay put just fine.

  83. Anonymous

    October 23, 2008 at 12:42 am

    Great image! It really captures the movement and action of the subject. Would love to know what he is thinking about.

  84. Jacobo de Fortabat

    October 23, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    There’s very special people who have the key to do extraordinary the more common. The name of this key: personal style.

  85. Anonymous

    October 23, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    A typical “Parisien” ;)

  86. Mayte de la Iglesia

    October 25, 2008 at 9:20 am

    Anonymus, he is not a typical “Parisien”. He is Enrique Campos, fashion editor from Marie Claire Spain.

    Estas guapisimo!! Que estilazo!!

  87. Anonymous

    October 30, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    i think the look here is great, he looks cool and comfortable in what hes wearing. what i dont like is the huge lappels!!

  88. Anonymous

    November 3, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    where can you get a scarf like that?

  89. Jacobo de Fortabat

    November 7, 2008 at 10:23 am

    “Nothing flashy, no gimmicks, just good tailoring and consistent, quiet good taste. That’s so Spanish. Europe’s best kept secret.”

    Glenn O’Brien

  90. Kits

    November 8, 2008 at 6:08 am

    Such a casual stance and so at ease at himself as well

  91. Brynn Watkins

    January 20, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    This is very typically Parisian composition of styling. Blazer, button down, scarf, and the always look of activity or movement. He has a purpose other then being a model for a fashion blog, he is not looking at the camera, but rather looking ahead and taking a puff of his cigarette nonchalantly, like things like this happen everyday. He is also invoking his American neighbors with the bandanna used as a scarf around his neck. Trés Chic No?

  92. thatotheridea

    September 26, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Is he accessorising with a Nintendo wii remote? I’ve have opted for more retro technology.

  93. jc

    February 4, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    i have seen this picture many times,and is one of my favorite sartorialist pictures! the range of colors, the scarf and the best….the cigarrette! that completes the outfit in a very particular way that makes me like it even more.

  94. ALAN

    July 5, 2012 at 9:04 am

    I love these photos!

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