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  1. gon

    July 26, 2012 at 4:03 pm

  2. Tina @ Tinacious Me

    July 26, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    the polo & tattoo look was very unexpected! very cool though!

    • Ahmad

      July 27, 2012 at 8:34 am

      Don’t you love unexpected touches that make an outfit a hundred times better!

    • Eva

      July 28, 2012 at 1:47 pm

      The Fred Perry Polo shirt, tattoos, and clean look are derivative of skinhead culture. Fred Perry is classic skin apparel:

      • Víctor

        July 28, 2012 at 6:12 pm

        I’m afraid Fred Perry is now one of the trendyest garments.That of skins is a matter of the past. By the way, it was trendy also 35 year ago, before the first skin head.

        • Skinhead

          July 28, 2012 at 7:48 pm

          The skinhead subculture began in the late 60′s. The 80′s skinheads that most people have in mind were largely a revival phenomenon.

          • Khamsavan

            August 1, 2012 at 2:37 am

            There is no other better look for a man. It’s classy, classic, neat, clean, cool, streamlined… An overall good look that would make EVERY man look better! Forget crazy looks with weirdo pants and shoes as in the one of the posts after. THIS is IT!

        • Seamus

          August 3, 2012 at 6:28 am

          This is very true, for example in the 80′s it was a thing usually for young footie match going Mancs and Scousers as well eventually becoming normal knobhead apparel like no-mark in the picture here.

    • Eva

      July 28, 2012 at 1:51 pm

      The tats, Fred Perry shirt and clean cut look are derivative of skinhead culture:

      • Lucia

        July 29, 2012 at 9:44 am

        ? He looks very classic to me, not all like skinhead. He coild be from the 50ies or from the 90ies or from 2012. He’s not a skinhead. I got 3 Fred Perry shirts, Doc Marten shoes and Levi’s jeans, and tattoos, and Ben Sherman Hoodie and a lot of other stuff the skins used, they are just old classic clothes, that will hang in here forever! I am a woman in her 40ies, and I not a skin head, never been, never will be!

  3. Simbarashe

    July 26, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    He is classic. Great choice with the black and white.

  4. Michelle S

    July 26, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    wow. looks like it could be straight out of 1920.

  5. ireneo

    July 26, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    cool guy!
    i like the contrast of the polo with the tattoos:D

  6. ANH Style

    July 26, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Interesting- I like the contrast of his buttoned-up apparel/appearance with his arm-tattoos.

  7. Sandeep Dudyala

    July 26, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Those Tattoos added a lot of look to this style… I’ve always loved full buttoned look and amazingly this T fits him like a glove and a very nicely taken picture. Black and White has so much of depth… Loved it…

  8. Salva

    July 26, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    A young modernist

  9. Miss K

    July 26, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Cute but I don’t like the tattoos.

  10. SebastianMx

    July 26, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    he looks really good!! great polo!

  11. Miss K

    July 26, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    • Patricia

      July 26, 2012 at 6:30 pm

      good memory!
      I’m so impressed

    • Heather

      July 26, 2012 at 10:04 pm

      I immediately recognised him too!
      I never would have imagined he had arms covered in tattoos!

      • Maar

        July 31, 2012 at 12:44 pm

        yep, natahniel matthews or summat, photographer slash graphic designer from brooklyn ny, i believe. i like this look. its alreday been approved trough the years :)

  12. Daniel Nine

    July 26, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    The tattoo as an accessory. Yet again.
    Love it!

  13. Laura

    July 26, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    I love the polo and black pants contrasting with the tatoos!

  14. AK

    July 26, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Wow. play of contrasts. It’s amazing how his shirt and pants fit him perfectly. His body and his clothes are like one.

  15. Bohemian Style

    July 26, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Without a belt this looks so modern.

  16. Monsieur Marcel

    July 26, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Everything but the belt loops…
    where are those sans-a-belt slacks
    when you need them?

    • une chatte grise

      July 27, 2012 at 12:27 am

      Heck, where’s a spiffy belt when you need one? A nice solid-buckle belt would finish this nicely.

  17. David

    July 26, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Sophistocated meets edgy. I love it. And the setting is absolutely perfect for this

  18. Susie

    July 26, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    This guy looks like Andy Samberg.
    Sea and Swank

  19. Margarida Reis

    July 26, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    i can’t take my eyes off of your pic!

  20. Maud Helene

    July 26, 2012 at 4:27 pm


  21. Andrew M.

    July 26, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    derrick morgan “tougher than tough” as the musical accompaniment to this photograph. oi!

  22. The PvdH Journal

    July 26, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    What I find so incredible about this photograph is that it could almost pass off as a ‘vintage photograph’.

    (Minus the tattoos of course)


    • Cheng-Wen Chen

      July 27, 2012 at 5:45 am

      Word. I totally thought it was a “vintage photo.”

  23. carlylee

    July 26, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Nice, Fred Perry Schoolboy look.

  24. Tutte

    July 26, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Cute style for young fashionable people.

  25. Dominika of FASHION PHILOSOPHY

    July 26, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    i’m loving his tattoos!
    they look amazing!


  26. Puje lk

    July 26, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Love this!

    Check out my blog, you will love it!

  27. SM

    July 26, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Is this a model?
    He looks cool..

  28. Marshall

    July 26, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    The fit of those trousers are perfect. I need them.

  29. audrey

    July 26, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    The Fred Perry polo shirt is such a stale choice. The large tattoos make it slightly less bland. But it still looks like a boring ad for a men’s fragrance. Eau de Guy Ritchie.

    The best thing about this shot is his face as he looks directly at us.

  30. Piaget

    July 26, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    I first saw this and said, “Wow! What an innocent school boy look.” Then I noticed those tattoos! Drop the ‘innocent’. Pretty bad ass

  31. faith

    July 26, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    wow ! at first i thought it was a vintage photo

  32. Jupe

    July 26, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    This is an incredibly attractive photo to me. I love this blend of classic preppy handsome AND tattooed man…usually bothers me if somebody leaves off a belt…but in the black and white photo it works for the best.

    <3 Cambria

  33. Anja

    July 26, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    Wow amazing shoot. It’s kinda reminds me on vintage photos on your page.
    Great style and interesting contrast between polished look and tattoos on arms. Quite mysterious guy.

  34. Thom

    July 26, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Goddamn, I need to get me some of that hair.

  35. Elçin Demirci

    July 26, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    He looks as if he will be partying after a golf game. Seriousness in his face and rebellion in his tattoos unexpectedly match very well. Nice photograph.

  36. hai

    July 26, 2012 at 5:15 pm


    July 26, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    beautiful picture!!!

  38. Votre Amie

    July 26, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    timeless yet modern

  39. Qameraman

    July 26, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    I was that clean cut 60s Mod boy but the ink makes me shudder

  40. JohnGMac

    July 26, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Pretty timeless shot. Could be a number of eras. Almost ‘On The Waterfront’.

  41. gian

    July 26, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    How cool are those tattoos?

    Great pic as usual!

    Take care
    Consultant Style Advisor

  42. Becky Bedbug

    July 26, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    This is very interesting. He has a very sharp look about him.


  43. Ta

    July 26, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Looks like a sailor on leave during the 1920′s. This is a fantastic shot. The choice to shoot / present it in B&W was a good one.

    • Sandeep Dudyala

      July 26, 2012 at 9:37 pm

      Nice way to put it across… It really looks like that…

  44. PM

    July 26, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Why is no-one recognising the late 70s early 80s Englishness of his style? He could be in The Specials…

    • Ta

      July 26, 2012 at 11:20 pm

      Very true. I can see that as well. He is timeless, I suppose

    • ht

      July 27, 2012 at 4:31 pm

      thank you! straight ’80′s rude boy

    • berenger

      July 28, 2012 at 7:28 pm

      Absolutely, he looks so very English in a way that keeps returning over here in blighty. He could by Amy Winhouses’ sartorial brother…

  45. Christine

    July 26, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    I’m in awe that someone could look so splendid in this heat!

  46. Jessica

    July 26, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Absolutely phenomenal photograph!
    The black and white makes it so timeless and classic.
    Good job.

    The Lovelorn

  47. Liesbeth

    July 26, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Oeh sharp

  48. MrEssentialist

    July 26, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Stern expression. Tattoos and contrast – great photo!

  49. Martha

    July 26, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    This look is like a time machine…totally retro yet modern in personality!

  50. Sophie Mhabille

    July 26, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    amazing tatoos, love the t-shirt

  51. Kate

    July 26, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Timeless photo. Timeless man.


  52. Nomadic D

    July 26, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Love this! It would be hard to place it in any given era, it looks retro and current at the same time. Very cool shot.

  53. angelina

    July 26, 2012 at 7:15 pm


  54. Maki | Moon River Travels

    July 26, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    the placement of his tattoos makes them look so old school. digg it tho.

  55. Eric

    July 26, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    I really love tailored tucked in looks with no belt!

  56. Leonor

    July 26, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    I love the hair!! perfect:)


  57. Damien D

    July 26, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    What shoes go with this look? Anyone?

    • Ktkat

      August 5, 2012 at 7:50 am

      12 eye Dr Martens boots.

  58. Montreal

    July 26, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    He’s soooo pretty and graceful in such a delicate way. Does he think the tats make him more masculine? I don’t think he needs them as he carrys himself with confidence without.

  59. Nicole

    July 26, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Loving this look! Looks very refined but the tattoos give it an edge!

  60. Susan E

    July 26, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    he does look great. but, really? 60 comments mostly about ‘preppy’ and ‘schoolboy’ and ‘fits well’ and shit like that and almost no one knows about the mod style? this is classic english mod, people.

    • Monsieur Marcel

      July 26, 2012 at 11:03 pm

      Mod, you’re right…that’s why I referenced the sans-a-belt slacks…60′s.

      Now, if he sports the right hat and shades, then it’s the 80′s British ska…The Specials, which someone mentioned.
      Someone else also harkened back to the 20′s, and I also must agree because he reminds me of a character out of Evelyn Waugh. Wow! How one picture evokes three distinct decades.

      • Qameraman

        July 27, 2012 at 4:01 am

        Fred Perry shirt + Levi Sta-Prest look-a-likes, you bet he’s Mod, late sixties, but still from the sixties, just before they morphed into the skinheads of 68/69.

        • Monsieur Marcel

          July 27, 2012 at 2:56 pm

          I wore those Levi’s Sta-Prest at college in the early 80′s…with Le Tigre shirts and Adidas Stan Smith’s ( a gray pair & a navy pair, ltd edition).

  61. Ñimma

    July 26, 2012 at 9:00 pm

  62. Isabel

    July 26, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Cool look. Classic school-boy but with some street too

  63. Alessandra

    July 26, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Nice classic look!!!
    I don’t like his tattoos!!

  64. _Standout_

    July 26, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Great look! Cool tattoos!

  65. mike

    July 26, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    totally unexpected…

  66. Gussie

    July 26, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    at first i thought this was vintage, but realized it wasn’t when i saw the tattoos. really cool contrast

  67. Marilyn

    July 26, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    wonder what is under that shirt…….

  68. princessglee

    July 26, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Looks neat, polished and casual. I like it.

  69. ADJ

    July 26, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Stunning black and white…

  70. MaricruzLA

    July 26, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    He looks fantastic!

  71. Jennifer

    July 27, 2012 at 12:23 am

    Love the preppy look with the tattoos!

    xo Jennifer

  72. TiranaAduka

    July 27, 2012 at 12:23 am

    Great style and interesting
    Nice classic look

  73. Mode79

    July 27, 2012 at 12:47 am

    Great look. I like the hairstyle and I have always loved the Fred Perry polo.

  74. Rupa

    July 27, 2012 at 12:53 am

    Love his polo and the overall look. So neat.

  75. abigail

    July 27, 2012 at 1:07 am

    nothing quite like a crisp polo shirt and a sleeve.


  76. Shannon

    July 27, 2012 at 1:22 am

    Gah, I love a well dressed, beautifully tattooed gentleman

  77. Jo

    July 27, 2012 at 1:34 am

    We used to call this exact look ‘suede head’ in 1970′s Britain.
    ‘Ca plus ca change’

  78. Rathe

    July 27, 2012 at 1:39 am

    • Jack

      July 29, 2012 at 6:14 am

      What’s wrong with a slim polo paired with tailored pants? It’s a classic pairing (lent an admittedly contemporary vibe by his tattoos). And for the record, Fred Perry was selling tipped polos far before 2009.

  79. Sabrina

    July 27, 2012 at 2:07 am

    This is amazing. Unbelievably amazing.


  80. objectlessons

    July 27, 2012 at 2:14 am

    Great great shot ! John Deakin – London early 1960s. I always wondered why nobody ever thought of shooting an ad-campaign based on his photographs ?

  81. almudena

    July 27, 2012 at 2:25 am

    Love this pict. Nice Fred Perry shirt!

  82. Serdane

    July 27, 2012 at 2:30 am

    Loe this photo. This man is so simple in his style but very gorgeous too.

  83. Tokelo

    July 27, 2012 at 3:01 am

    Preppy with a twist… the pic is stunning, looks like its fresh from the 1950′s.

  84. Alexandra

    July 27, 2012 at 3:14 am

    This is just gorgeous!

  85. aneboy

    July 27, 2012 at 3:14 am

    reminds me of the old saying-
    Elegance is an attitude

  86. Mira

    July 27, 2012 at 3:21 am

    The tattoos are unexpected but cool. Love it!


  87. Linda Wright

    July 27, 2012 at 3:49 am

    NOW, this is a gorgeous young man. He knows how to wear a polo. Perfect.
    Once again, thanks for your persistence in knowing and showing the Best.

  88. the blue horn

    July 27, 2012 at 4:17 am

    The Mod reference was close but I think his is more of a rude boy style from the late 60´s early 70´s. This type of look was adopted by British kids and was connected to the Jamaican music scene.

  89. Benedikt

    July 27, 2012 at 4:40 am

    Awesome Outfit =) very classic black and white

  90. Gentlemeter

    July 27, 2012 at 4:56 am

    Looks like a vintage Fred Perry ad:)

  91. Simone

    July 27, 2012 at 5:35 am

    This boy has the one of the greatest looks I have ever seen

  92. It's the Drinks // G

    July 27, 2012 at 6:14 am

    Mamma’s boy meets badboy with tattoos ;)
    I love it!!


  93. Quadrophenia

    July 27, 2012 at 6:16 am

    The B&W shot perfects the mod/two tone look.

    Wish my Fred Perry looked that good on me.

  94. monegasque

    July 27, 2012 at 6:29 am

    Very cool.
    Old school tattoos and Fred Perry’s white polo, NICE!

  95. Rizalenio

    July 27, 2012 at 6:37 am

    Classic and cool. Love this kind of style.

  96. CBC

    July 27, 2012 at 7:00 am

    love blk/white……styling very british/german….war time look

  97. Marie

    July 27, 2012 at 7:12 am

    I love this picture! Tattoos somehow look even better when dressed up…

  98. sharron

    July 27, 2012 at 7:13 am

    Beautiful lighting on his face

  99. AET

    July 27, 2012 at 7:44 am

    I occasionally brush my hair back this way and wear a collared shirt. I suddenly look a LOT like pictures of my great-grandfather in WWI. And I’m a woman!

  100. aud olsen

    July 27, 2012 at 8:01 am

    Sharp, slick, all but perfect. And with the soft lines of his hair cut. This boy looks intelligent and reserved while knowing excactly what he’s offering. The context of N.Y. makes this photo stand out even more. Looks very present and real in a very constructed and quoting make. Very sexual and male, possibly dangerous. He can turn heads in the street and still not look ridiculous. Very few men can. Jean Genet might have loved this boy. With all the references to British 60s he does not look nostalgic. The weight of his presence seems to rest in the future, a portrait of time to come. Congrats. Very nice picture.

    • Sevan

      July 27, 2012 at 9:30 am

      I’m curious. Why Jean Genet and not, say, Jean Cocteau ?

      • aud olsen

        July 27, 2012 at 12:13 pm

        :) Both, of course. I thought about the young men of Miracle of the Rose, the killer & the lover in one caracter, the young man that can become or do anything, with all the human potentials for transformation. The photo amazes me more every time I look at it. Must be among my favourite shots by this photographer.

      • aud olsen

        July 27, 2012 at 12:36 pm

        Both, Sevan – of course :) I’m reading Genets Miracle of the Rose right now, and thought about Genet’s young man, killer & lover, all the potentials of human transformation in one character. And the icons of The Sailor, The Convict etc. with the tatoos. The photo amazes me more every time I look at it. Must be one of my favourite shots by this photographer. He’s very good with representations of time, I think. Genet writes very well about clothes btw. I’d be curious to read your thoughts about Cocteau. In a sense this mans looks fit better with a Cocteau character, while the picture – for me touches – the world of Genet; his love, maybe.

        • Sevan

          July 27, 2012 at 4:50 pm

          Le Miracle de la Rose is probably Genet’s masterpiece but I have a soft spot for Jean Cocteau for he was a multi talented artist and his entire work tinged with poesie.
          This photo reminds me of the young budding artists who were revolving in Cocteau’s realm. Jean Marais, Raymond Radiguet ?

        • Sevan

          July 27, 2012 at 7:17 pm

          I replied earlier but somehow, it vanished !
          I like Jean Genet’s litterature but Jean Cocteau is the epitome of the multi talented artist. Anything he worked on was pure poesie, one exemple being La Belle et la Bete. He also helped young budding artists like Radiguet et J. Marais. This photo makes me think of them.

          • aud olsen

            July 29, 2012 at 7:33 am

            Agreed, Sevan! Trey’re both great. My favourite happens to be Genet; this photo seems to a meeting spot for their poetry. Thank you.

  101. Ahmad

    July 27, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Love the classic look with a polo and the unexpected yet pleasant addition of tattoo’s.

  102. mattiabdk

    July 27, 2012 at 8:34 am

  103. Gregory de Ville

    July 27, 2012 at 8:40 am

    absolutely perfect! he knows who he is!

  104. antique engagement rings

    July 27, 2012 at 9:11 am

    My favorite black and white photo!

  105. V Cedeño

    July 27, 2012 at 9:13 am

    I instantly recognized him from the blue umbrella pic. He is one of my favorite subjects :)
    Would have NEVER, in a million years thought he had tattoos! Love surprises like this.
    Is he from NY?

  106. Pauline C

    July 27, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Amazing picture as usual, you made another perfect shot.

    This boy seems to have a strong personality, who knows if he’s the funniest guys when the door closes ?

    I just tried to translate a french expression, I hope my sentence means something !

    Bye Scott, keep posting, we all love your work

  107. Sevan

    July 27, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Scott, I wonder if you choose your composition or if it’s just spontaneous ?
    I love black and white photos, this one has a “vintage ” feel what ever the era. This man is stern and straight like the vertical lines in the background. He is “shut down” (no smile, button shirt, hands in pockets) as well as the barred windows. Great shot !

  108. this is Belgium

    July 27, 2012 at 9:41 am

    his EYES say it all

  109. Eva

    July 27, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Love this, kind off a sailor goes wild :D

  110. Brandon Thomas

    July 27, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Classic working class skin look sans boots and braces. Reminds me of all my street punk /Oi! Friends growing up when they decided to ditch the shaved head and grow some hair.

  111. Andre

    July 27, 2012 at 10:29 am

    …must be an English man in New York. Style evolved!

  112. Víctor

    July 27, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Love the combo of skinny pants with an always great Fred Perry. As usual, hate tatoos.

    I think that in 20 years many people will hate the moment they decided to join the tatooing fashion.

  113. Francesco Chert

    July 27, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Quadrophenia <3

  114. Drew Harrington

    July 27, 2012 at 11:18 am

    I have met this young man and he is a complete gentleman. Great capture!

  115. Maria

    July 27, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    That is one mighty shot!

  116. *sP

    July 27, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    accessories are great but tattoos are permanent.
    this young man looks very put together and his ink looks freshly done. ‘dbe interested to see how so much ink will play out as he grows older then much older after that.

  117. Derp

    July 27, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Reminds me of Nick Wooster. I’m pretty sure, he even wore that exact same polo once, but it was with Nantucket Red shorts.

  118. Andrew89

    July 27, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Now, this is how trousers ought to fit. Not like a holdover from 1930s tailoring.

  119. Nick Alto

    July 27, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    I’m accustomed to believing a man should never wear his shirt tucked in if he isn’t wearing a belt. However, with the outfit’s clean lines and perfect tailored fit, I’ll go back on my statement and say, in this case, a belt is unnecessary. The lack of it further contributes to the contrast between the cluttered tattoos and the crisp, tidy outfit.

  120. Haus of Dinma

    July 27, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    This is a very good picture. I like the way the polo fits. It’s perfect, I also like the black and white shot. Very clean!

    I think he should have worn a belt. Men should always wear a belt with trousers whether they need it or not, It completes the look.


  121. fake name

    July 27, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    He looks proper English. Maybe he got bricked by an 80′s English skinhead and now has to wander around looking for ponces to kick in, like a werewolf or vampire but wearing fred perry.

  122. ron

    July 27, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Nah all wrong!

  123. Montreal

    July 27, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Heather you never inagined there were tattos under his cloths, well google and click on his blog. Go to page 2 of his photos abd then down to July 25.12 @ 1:51 p.m. to see his latest tatts. Then go to page 52 & down to Feb. 1/12 @ 9;16 p.m. Less tatts then but there is another nice supprise under those unbelted pants. Very nice!!

  124. courtinsession

    July 27, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Simple classic skinhead style.

    After reading the comments I see a lot of the people here do not know where
    cultural fashion comes from.

    • Eva

      July 28, 2012 at 1:59 pm

      glad someone noticed

  125. KatiieLea

    July 27, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Great photo :)

  126. Luisa Cativo

    July 28, 2012 at 8:47 am

    I have such a soft spot for hooligan looks on guys. Polos and tattoos, humf!

  127. mmfifi

    July 28, 2012 at 9:04 am

    he looks soo LONDON x

  128. Name*

    July 28, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    love this look. It is sooo authentic and this feeling is heightened by the black and white picture.

  129. Benoit

    July 28, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Perfect style, so london!

  130. rey

    July 28, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    I’ve always loved the idea of anything out of the norm. Classic, twisted a bit in a way that makes it interesting. What could have been a really boring preppy look is made interesting by this guy’s tattoo’s. Goes to show you, you don’t need to wear a ann demeulemeester or look rough to look edgy. You just need skin or a skin for it. Just sayin…

  131. bermiestyle

    July 29, 2012 at 10:38 am

    aristo punk viking god with tats. love it! love fred perry polos. this polo fits him like a dream.

  132. lindsey

    July 29, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Love his posture! He exudes confidence.

  133. shona quayle

    July 29, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    195o’s hair, school shirt tucked into trousers. Off to school then !

  134. Mr. Realistic

    July 29, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    pretty cool foto, especially love the combination of the tattoos and the Fred Perry poloshirt.

  135. Elizabeth

    July 29, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    So cute) If I had tatoos I’d also wear retro!!

  136. Nick M

    July 29, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Preppy? Nah.

    He looks like any number of lads in Camden, Shoreditch, in fact anytown in England from 1964 up to right this very minute. Not keen on the tatoos though.

  137. Carl

    July 29, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Sharp look. Very mod or perhaps a bit a bit skin but that dosent matter. It fits him well, it’s is his own expression on the best subculture in the world.

  138. Minerva Collection

    July 29, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    I love this site! For some reason the pic makes me think of my dad in the 60′s. LOL

  139. ttea

    July 29, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Before I scrolled down and saw his tattoos, I actually believed that it was a vintage photo from the 1930′s. It was the combination of the hair, the polo, and the fact that the picture is black and white. The tattoos are probably the last thing I would have expected if just given a head shot of this guy. What an interesting contrast.

  140. JiJi

    July 30, 2012 at 5:33 am


  141. stella

    July 30, 2012 at 6:40 am

    Very British look..

  142. Kim London

    July 30, 2012 at 7:44 am

    This photo is stunning….he looks very British :)

  143. aud olsen

    July 30, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Nathaniel Matthews may be the best dressed young man I’ve seen. Surely British elements of style, but as much American & French, in the photos at his blog. The weakness of the styles he builds on is their rigid, historic, nostalgic and conservative framework; a context of past, and frequently lost battles. His combinations are open, present and movable; freely quoting, and clearly choosing. Simple and disiplined beauty. Young men tend to overdo, he doesn’t. This minimalism is very difficult because it closes on death of style, you easily kill it with too litle and too much alike. He looks like what a.p.c. must have dreamed of. Photographer & designer, his own work is also strongly appealing to me. I couldn’t guess if he wants to be famuos – maybe not – but if so, he deserves it.

  144. King of Madison Avenue

    July 30, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Very handsome!

  145. Vladimir

    July 30, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Good comment, aud olsen.

    This lad’s style is rather Northern Soul&Perry boy, late ’60s and early ’70s. Cheers!

  146. Isha

    July 30, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    The tattoos compliment the preppy outfit in a very interesting way and the black and white only does this photograph more justice.

  147. Name*

    July 30, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Beautiful outfit, beautiful ink, and a beautiful guy. He looks so angelic with the cupid bow lips and fair complexion. The outfit isn’t just preppy. Its 1950′s/1960′s preppy. Look at the sleek fit. None of that sloppy, too loose fit. The pants are the best though, because they don’t slide down to his hips. And the ink just gives the whole thing a sexy edge.

  148. Ciao George

    July 31, 2012 at 8:08 am

    Je suis fan!!!! Bises

  149. Tovah

    July 31, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    I’m sorry and I seem to be in the minority, but I just really dislike this picture. The shirt buttoned up to the top, the just-so-perfect hairstyle, the set of his lips. It just looks a little creepy to me. Sorry. Good looking guy though and I love the tats.

    • aud olsen

      August 2, 2012 at 7:24 am

      Isn’t that’s what makes this photo so intriguing, Tova? I cannot decide if this is a nice person or one I would not want to meet, if he’s coming or going, rich or poor. He looks like a man you would like to know, maybe up close and then again maybe at a distance. It’s somehow cut out of time and place, still very present, with an undefined future. After this particular moment anything could happen and I can’t imangine what that would be. Maybe nothing. It’s almost a protrait of hope, with some fear in it. The historic references are obvious in this style, yet history has no say in what will follow. This is a mark of the photo, maybe of this young man and maybe not. Makes the picture eerie.

      • aud olsen

        August 2, 2012 at 8:42 am

        Tovah, I’m so sorry! Please forgive my misspelling your name. And thank you for your salty posting. Refreshing.

        • Tovah

          August 3, 2012 at 11:38 pm

          Aud Olsen:

          Oh my gosh. I loe the way you made me look at this photo again and you are so right. That would be someone I would want to get to know (maybe not intimately), even if just to find out his story.

          You are a genius. I love when you say the historic references are obvious in this style. I wasn’t sure I wanted to go there.

          Anyway, thank you so much. Now, I can’t tear my eyes away from this photo.

  150. Kyle Q

    August 1, 2012 at 11:43 am

    I love that you made this in black & white!

  151. kat

    August 1, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Tattoos make people “shudder”? What year is this again?

  152. Dani

    August 2, 2012 at 10:23 am

    i LOVE how boyish and perfectly preppy he is!

    (I may be forced to plant a kiss on his cheek if I saw him on the street! ;) )

  153. Ivy Lee

    August 2, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    I thought this was one of the Vintage Photos. Lovely.

  154. Albana

    August 3, 2012 at 2:09 am

    I love this! And great choice with the B&W. He looks German…

  155. Kat

    August 4, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    skinhead/rude boy/mod is back with such a vengeance with young hipsters! This boy is truly trendy.

  156. Benjamin

    August 10, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Pretty sure this guy works at Greenpoint Tattoo on Meserole in Brooklyn. Also saw the kid getting work done at Smith Street tattoo last week. Homeboy gets around!

  157. sally

    August 20, 2012 at 4:11 am

    love the mix of football team captain/prep school realness w/ rough n tough sailor tattoos

  158. S Hadden

    August 20, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Black and white is perfect on this shot. I love to clean cut look and the tattoos add character.

  159. Hendrik

    September 30, 2012 at 6:33 am

    pretty clean and easy look. like that !

  160. Tommy F R

    May 16, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    I saw this and instantly thought: must be English! I imagine he’s already thought through his British heritage backstory in preparation for people coming up to him… Great look.

  161. straightboy

    January 22, 2014 at 2:45 am

    wow cool ^^ i love NY city.

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