Monday, May 9, 2011

On the Street…..27th St., New York


Close comment

Detach comments


  1. Anonymous

    May 9, 2011 at 9:37 am

    cool, love the lipstick

  2. 40 over 20

    May 9, 2011 at 9:41 am

    i really had to pause at this one.
    I initially thought new age goth but I have a feeling that the overwhelming amount of vampire movies had some sort of influence. I love the bermuda shorts! Karl Lagerfeld needs to see this!

  3. comme fraiche

    May 9, 2011 at 9:42 am

    I like what he's wearing but the lipstick is a distraction. I'm
    ok with the plum color but he applied too much!

  4. Catherine

    May 9, 2011 at 9:42 am

    wow, awesome

  5. s

    May 9, 2011 at 9:47 am

    AMAZING !!! ;)


  6. Vasilieva

    May 9, 2011 at 9:49 am

    love that dark lipstick, what a look

  7. Anonymous

    May 9, 2011 at 9:49 am

    Brave man :)

  8. Anonymous

    May 9, 2011 at 9:50 am

    I wish i could see his shoes…

  9. Anonymous

    May 9, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Portrait of the Vampire as a Young Man?

    – Michael, NYC

  10. Justine Guy

    May 9, 2011 at 9:51 am

    I love the mix of the shorts with the blazer. Very interesting subject. The harness is a really unexpected detail!

  11. steve

    May 9, 2011 at 9:55 am

    I'm taken by the look yet the lipstick just is too much. Love the harness incorporated into a tie.

  12. Anonymous

    May 9, 2011 at 9:56 am

    on another level, sartorial avant-garde

  13. Emmanuel

    May 9, 2011 at 9:57 am

    Looks are cool but sometimes deceiving. It's funny how people are quick to say it's awesome, when actually, it's your shot and angle that are awesome, instead of the looks. Personal thought.

    Black lipstick on such a pure face? Poor choice. The leather harness, get the concept, but then again, why not mix it up with something soft?

    Vest and shirt are decent, nothing more.

    Shorts are random black hipster shorts.

    Not personal to the guy, but when we talk about the sartorialism here, it's not a long story.


  14. Anonymous

    May 9, 2011 at 9:57 am

    This is a really original mashup! S&M breastplate worn as tie with white shirt and suit jacket. Suit pants turned into shorts. Beautiful Monty Clift hairstyle with goth lipstick. I don't see this turning up in the chain stores soon so he should have achieved his objective.

  15. Anonymous

    May 9, 2011 at 9:59 am

    love his jacket
    and his shorts
    is that velvet?

  16. caribbelle

    May 9, 2011 at 10:00 am

    I thought his bib necklace was a tie. Its a cool interpretation.

  17. it's so pink

    May 9, 2011 at 10:07 am

    love that leather collar/necklase!!
    sharp look

  18. Anonymous

    May 9, 2011 at 10:11 am

    successfully ghoulish.


  19. Reveres Vermeer

    May 9, 2011 at 10:13 am

    Well…………. It is a statement. I imagine he was living in some super-repressed mid-western town until recently and is really ENJOYING NYC!!!!!!!

  20. Lucia

    May 9, 2011 at 10:15 am

    I agree with you Emmanuel. Sometimes the art of this blog stems from the photographer and not the attention-seeking subject. However, I've got to say that the majority of the subjects have got a real sense of style and are not "making a statement".

  21. Deja Pseu

    May 9, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Reminiscent of Gary Numan.

  22. Jessie

    May 9, 2011 at 10:17 am

    such a fierce look. fantastic though.

  23. KC

    May 9, 2011 at 10:19 am

    bondage leather accessories are something i need to delve into.

  24. Marius

    May 9, 2011 at 10:19 am

    wow. hostel look

  25. Anonymous

    May 9, 2011 at 10:20 am

    I wish everyone who commented on this site wasn't so gushy over everything. Sure, your shots are great (truly!), but the styles … not always quite so much.
    It strikes me an an "emperor's new clothes' type of scenario-everyone seems to be worried if they don't LOVE everything you post they might be considered (gasp!) uncool… the most heinous sin of the 21st century.
    –Just my take on it. I love your site, but the comments are so predictable (for the most part).

  26. Anonymous

    May 9, 2011 at 10:22 am

    I think the lipstick is great but the whole look is a little too "Pinochio" for my taste. That being said, I appreciate his originality.

  27. heatherheartsfashion

    May 9, 2011 at 10:23 am

    wow. what a man. love him.

  28. Cynthia Fox-Giddens

    May 9, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Dig this look and the leather strap piece. The dark lipstick is an interesting touch, Smooches!

  29. Maryam Maquillage

    May 9, 2011 at 10:35 am

    i don't know about the lipstick… a little over the edge for me, but the rest is thought provoking…

  30. oh look, stars!

    May 9, 2011 at 10:36 am

    Avant Garde artist, definitely.

  31. Marisa Alma

    May 9, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Certainly photograph-worthy. I live near San Francisco so it wouldn't surprise me to see this "look" turn up on the street and maybe even in the stores. The S&M collar is an interesting touch. However the fashion "gender-blending" trend is not my favorite.

  32. Violet Cadburry

    May 9, 2011 at 10:43 am

    Too predictable. Little boy shorts and jacket, so old English school. Black lipstick, boring. Leather piece would be more interesting peeking out from underneath the shirt.

  33. saint ST3PH3N

    May 9, 2011 at 10:43 am

    klarion the witchboy lives!
    one can only the hope that the shoes do the rest of this ensemble justice.

  34. Marcel Da Chump

    May 9, 2011 at 10:43 am

    Thom Browne in extremis.

  35. anna bo

    May 9, 2011 at 10:48 am

    i love the
    simple effect of the lipstick.

  36. Moda de Colores

    May 9, 2011 at 10:55 am

  37. Shervin Nassi

    May 9, 2011 at 10:56 am

    AMAZINGGGG love this beast!!! go boy!

  38. Thomas - Waist Hips and Thighs

    May 9, 2011 at 11:00 am

    Nice photo but I'm not feeling the shorts with the jacket. Really don't know what to say about the lipstick either.

  39. Jeanine

    May 9, 2011 at 11:03 am

    gothically chic?, daringly different?
    yup, definetly different, but I dig it!

  40. Arthurs House

    May 9, 2011 at 11:04 am

    AMAZING is right!

  41. jackie

    May 9, 2011 at 11:10 am

    wow craziness… love the s&m look mixed with goth and preppy styles… interesting indeed… i also like his matching ring- i wonder what shoes he's wearing!

  42. Davidikus

    May 9, 2011 at 11:10 am

    I really like the clean lines on the suit: it falls very well on him (though I am not sure how good the cut really is: always hard to tell in a pic).

    The SM accessory is "a" style. Probably not mine! Nice goth make up.

  43. beths

    May 9, 2011 at 11:14 am

    The use of the harness might set off cool variations I look forward to seeing around. Agree about the occasional pack-mentality "gushiness" described above. It's not as though the blog owner gets too little well-deserved praise, and the photos can indeed be discussed separately from the way his subjects are dressing. And then the overlap between those two strands can get even more interesting.

  44. Copper Etiquette

    May 9, 2011 at 11:23 am

    Whatever look he was going for,I believe he achieved it! Great look. Free Shipping at

  45. Anonymous

    May 9, 2011 at 11:25 am

    How very 80s London – Human League, etc.

    I think the shorts are wrong, though

  46. Bohemian Trends

    May 9, 2011 at 11:27 am

    I like that he is wearing a traditional blazer jacket! It brings the rest of his otherwise eccentric outfit to life.


  47. IS THIS IT? models review

    May 9, 2011 at 11:27 am

    This is so… so *_*' I guess! hehe btw honest, I don't know what to think… :)

  48. Nicole

    May 9, 2011 at 11:31 am

    I guess no one realized he was coming from the McQueen exhibit at the MET.

  49. eljovendario

    May 9, 2011 at 11:39 am

    AC/DC inspiration?


  50. masllagui

    May 9, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Disguised :D

  51. La Femme Française

    May 9, 2011 at 11:54 am


  52. Anonymous

    May 9, 2011 at 11:59 am

    love him, love this

  53. Alice

    May 9, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Some nice clean lines there…

    Just a Silhouette

  54. Anonymous

    May 9, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Eddie Munster grew up to be a cute goth!

  55. Anonymous

    May 9, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Love this shot. I would hire this young man in an instant

    Just wish I could see his shoes.

  56. Anonymous

    May 9, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Excellent New Romantic Goth groove with a steampunky twist–the shorts have an Edwardian schoolboy feel, and in this context, the bit of visible harness looks more baroque than fetish.

  57. Dina

    May 9, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    I agree that the art is in the composition of the photo and not the young man's style, which just seems a little self-conscious and "artfully" put together instead of a natural look for him.

  58. Moroccan fashion diary

    May 9, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Amazing look !! He's f… cool !!!


  59. anthony

    May 9, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    The bondage cage around his chest makes me nervous. His jacket is really nice. I think the lipstick lacks subtlety.

  60. Lele

    May 9, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    really daring!!


  61. No More Blue Jeans

    May 9, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    love the neck piece!

  62. Tyler Simpson

    May 9, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    He doesn't look particularly happy or proud to be wearing that, though perhaps that's the point.

  63. Daniel Katie Nielsen Firstenberger

    May 9, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    that leather thing is so fucking fantastic
    Im constantly trying to think of different ways i can integrate leather into what i wear
    i am so for this.
    The lips make it a little over the top for me though….
    But damn, that shirt and strappy thing…

  64. eleni k.

    May 9, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    my heart just skipped a beat. love

  65. Anonymous

    May 9, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    100% not my style. 100% his style and that's what makes it interesting. He's way more intriguing to me than everyone who wears the latest fashion "uniform".

    Whatever everyone thinks of the subject, we can probably all agree the photography is top-notch.

  66. LaScarparossa

    May 9, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    His face expression with that massive amount of lipstic made me think of a kind of Alexander McQueen's black version make-up. Just at first sight. I would have loved his style if he hadn't used it and with a different hairstyle. Maybe something a bit more natural. It seems as if it were a VERY studied look. The shot is great though.

  67. E...

    May 9, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    I lvoe the shirt and the lipstick, cool!

  68. Anonymous

    May 9, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    not everything original is particularly fashionable, in my opinion. while the overall product shows considerable effort (too much so?) it clashes more than complements. there are some interesting and certainly photography-worthy elements and as usual the photography is brilliant.

  69. beesandbugs

    May 9, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Great structure! The harness is so cool :)

  70. Twins

    May 9, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    i like the lipstick, black!! so original outfit <3

  71. I don't like it… :(

  72. Natalya's Closet

    May 9, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    So theatrical! Great photo! XOXO,

  73. Anonymous

    May 9, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    his mother would be so proud


    May 9, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    great shot, it is so strange to see lipstick on a man's lips

  75. lea sehrose

    May 9, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    BLACK LIPS, i likelikelike…

  76. Sabeeha

    May 9, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    I think the point of taking pictures is to capture something eye catching, something that makes a statement. I don't love this look, but if I had seen him on the street I would have taken a picture too. It's art, and in order to be appreciated, it doesn't have to be "loved". I also think people are too gushy

  77. lucy

    May 9, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Fierce! and different, I love it.

  78. FeeFee

    May 9, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    I agree that the lipstick detracts and distracts from an otherwise beautiful outfit.

  79. Valentine

    May 9, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Outfit is nice but not fan at all of the "manstick"

    Diary of a fashion stylist_

  80. PiruletadeGato

    May 9, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Really interesting!

  81. Anonymous

    May 9, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    really captivating, i love it quite a lot. bondage and elegance, together at last

  82. Prutha

    May 9, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    this is sooo for u scott..hehe…i love it!!! i like different…glad u shot him

  83. Evan

    May 9, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Ziggy PLayed Guitarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr….

  84. Anonymous

    May 9, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    No looks too contrived to be considered naturally stylish

  85. el viajero impresionista

    May 9, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Not my style but I admire the way every element is mixed. Looks amazing.

  86. Anonymous

    May 9, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    There seems to be a strong reaction to the lipstick BUT I have to wonder if he hadn't worn it if anyone would have even taken notice. Particurlaiy of the harness which is risque but also, surprisingly converstive, due to the basic palate.

  87. Anonymous

    May 9, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    All he is missing is a leash!!! dangerous outfit!!

  88. Megan Hattie

    May 9, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    This makes me smile. I love him.

    –Megan//The Martian Tide

  89. Miranda.

    May 9, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    I don't care about the lipstick colour like everyone here, but I wish the coat colour matched the shorts at least somewhat.
    Anyway, my biggest issue is that this seems very contrived- I wonder what he looks like on any other day.

  90. Michelle Lee

    May 9, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    i have that lipstick color but didn't know how to pull it off
    did a great job here :)

  91. Macademist

    May 9, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    interesting look. I think the black shorts, something that I cannot stand with dark blue, work because of the leather necklace/tie thing.
    Reminds me of edward scissor hands!

  92. candleashes

    May 10, 2011 at 12:05 am

    Usually when you post something from NYC, even if it looks new and original, I can at least place the people into context of a neighborhood or some familiarity. This looks completely different from what I'm used to seeing and I've lived here over 10 years now. The elements are familiar, but the way it's put together is something else. The facial expression really makes it.

  93. Anonymous

    May 10, 2011 at 12:28 am

    Little Richie all grown up… bring some of that style back to Boise this summer!

  94. Pollen Jewelry

    May 10, 2011 at 1:06 am

    Cool and interesting. Creative. Interesting class of youth and classic.

  95. The Styley

    May 10, 2011 at 2:38 am

    The robin's egg blue wall, the dark suit and lipstick…it's almost like something from another era in a foreign country. Portugal, maybe?

  96. Anonymous

    May 10, 2011 at 2:46 am

    Angus Young meets David Bowie ? Anyway it is fun

  97. Bruce Anderson

    May 10, 2011 at 3:04 am

    sometimes it's best to just say no.

  98. penelope

    May 10, 2011 at 6:11 am

    He looks like one of those politicians caught up in some S&M sex scandal. Or like Karl Lagerfields take on it rather.

  99. Jesue Valle

    May 10, 2011 at 6:23 am

    Why can't my hair ever turn out like his?
    It's so perfect. How do people do it? It still baffles me.

  100. Christopher

    May 10, 2011 at 8:02 am

    I am really interested in what YOU have to say about this? I think it is incredibly contrived.

  101. The Bella & Grace Culture

    May 10, 2011 at 8:09 am

    Don't tell Ziggy Stardust's love child finally showed up?

  102. Anonymous

    May 10, 2011 at 8:20 am

    Looks like he is a sweet and innocent guy beneath it all. Sort of looks like he is trying very hard to pull of a lot of looks at once. So in that sense it seems slightly contrived. I bet he is a big softie under that lipstick and leather! It shows! (and Scott, Great photography skills as usual.)

  103. Stella

    May 10, 2011 at 8:33 am


  104. Anonymous

    May 10, 2011 at 10:31 am

    An interesting photo, but more costume than fashion.

  105. Publish my Style

    May 10, 2011 at 10:43 am

    very cool

  106. amin

    May 10, 2011 at 11:10 am

    i do like this. v.much.especially the bracers…and ring

  107. melissopolis

    May 10, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    He's letting his Freak Flag fly. Love the color of the wall in the background and the yellow to the right of the photo.

  108. Maryanne

    May 10, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    i'm curious about what type of footwear he mixed with the above.

  109. Anonymous

    May 10, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    SO michael alig.

  110. Anonymous

    May 10, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Sorry, don't like this at all.

  111. J.Ro

    May 10, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    This is one naughty school boy.

  112. Anonymous

    May 10, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    how brave! but stylish

  113. eau de style

    May 10, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    so avant-garde,like a moving editorial.

  114. Anonymous

    May 10, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Oh my god – this is fresh!

  115. Román Iglesias

    May 10, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    I really love this shirt … this emo-goth-sado emergent style!!

  116. Anonymous

    May 10, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    He looks great. Love the harness instead of a tie. Love the look on his face too.

  117. Bernadette

    May 10, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Gary Numan (80's pop/techno star currently touring again) would be pleased as punch to see this contemporary interpretation of his trail blazing look.


  118. Anonymous

    May 11, 2011 at 12:11 am

    I'm a little confused. People are calling this look "contrived," yet if Anna Dello Russo stuck a coffee table on her head and draped herself in fairy lights, many commenters would swoon. (Yes, you would–how many of you called the infamous Extraordinarily Rude Stage-Blocking Look-At-Me Headpiece "fabulous"?) What, precisely, is the difference her looks and this young man's, which I find far more stylish, fresh, and interesting? That's a serious question. And no, some variant of "ADR is just a goddess" does not qualify as an answer.

  119. Tristana

    May 11, 2011 at 7:10 am

  120. Anonymous

    May 11, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    One person's "contrived" is another person's "brilliant fashion statement". Such are the inconsistencies of human nature and the susceptibility of people to be swayed by the rich and famous. I just think that this young man gets a big kick out of finding a way to express himself through his attire. Good for him.

  121. ThisIsWhy

    May 12, 2011 at 12:11 am

    I totally sat next to him in math in high school. This is a triumphant day for me.

  122. Eleanor-Jane Quigley

    May 12, 2011 at 8:29 am

    There's something vaguely German about him…

  123. La Coqueta de Olivetta

    May 12, 2011 at 8:43 am

  124. Silvia

    May 14, 2011 at 12:09 am

    I found the shorts to be more unexpected than the dark lips. Did anyone else find that as they scrolled down to see the rest of thh image?

  125. t

    May 14, 2011 at 5:27 am

    love the mix of a suit with the leather harness. they both are a type of fetish wear.

  126. Anonymous

    May 15, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    I like your decision not to show the shoes. Keeps me guessing. Reminds me a tiny bit of a German child circa WWII.

  127. Anonymous

    May 15, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Ludwig II rides again!

  128. Soren R.

    May 16, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    I'm awestruck! Awesome look, too much lip stuff.

  129. Gill Fewins

    May 16, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    do i detect a hint of dominatrix?

  130. edgeindustrialphotography

    May 18, 2011 at 4:03 am

    like a runway model shot backstage
    … love the idea this guy was walking around like this – so cool looking!


    what are you wearing,who are you listening to?

  131. Jade Puglisi

    May 20, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    This is more than amazing.

  132. Anonymous

    May 22, 2011 at 2:08 am

    How Annie Lennox!

  133. Duncan

    May 22, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    phab-u-lous. this is goth/dominatrix gone all too right.

  134. Scott W

    May 22, 2011 at 11:14 pm


  135. Jordan Owen

    May 23, 2011 at 8:23 am

    Perfectly normal, perfectly healthy.

  136. Anonymous

    June 15, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Originality is one thing, but accompanying it with style is another.

    there needs to be a sense of effortlessness, and this isn't achieved here.

  137. kat

    July 15, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    I still see any semblance of the goth look is not accepted by the masses as per what i'm reading in the previous comments. No one will ever get it. I love how he pulled this off without looking like he tried too hard and especially when the neo-goth look has been getting so much hate lately.

  138. anonymous

    August 6, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Youth from Boise, ID making waves.

  139. lindayoga

    August 22, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Ummmm…. Brave boy!

  140. natacha

    February 16, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    I love this outfit!

  141. sktpsyxi

    May 9, 2012 at 6:29 am

    i would like to see the shoes.. they would define the look. either goth or something else.

  142. RL Shattuck

    September 30, 2012 at 12:44 am

    please. this guy, the Thom Browne thing (regardless of what anyone raves about, huh?) and the entire no sock thing . . .

  143. Fer

    May 9, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    I find the use of lipstick brutal…. it challenges traditional masculinity beautifully strong.

Leave a comment

Related posts