Tuesday, May 2, 2006

On The Street…..American Classic, NYC

I’m always inspired (read – jealous) of how Michael Bastian can do that front-tuck without his shirts or sweaters getting too bloused out or it looking too studied. I’ve watched him do it and it takes him ,like, one second and it is always perfect.
I do take solace in my superior tie knots, though.


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  1. TheDonger

    May 2, 2006 at 6:57 pm

    You’re right…the ability to tuck in one’s sweater without looking like a dork is very special. Nice, classic look.

  2. Anonymous

    May 2, 2006 at 7:28 pm

    haha um isn’t that a lacoste belt? (lacoste = french)

  3. nothing

    May 2, 2006 at 7:59 pm

    I wish I had within myself enough poise and grace to exact the elegance and ease of this look, perhaps if I were male…it would work out better for me.

  4. tee

    May 2, 2006 at 8:39 pm

    once again Michal Bastian shows us inferior sartorialists how to dress.

    damn him!

  5. Anonymous

    May 2, 2006 at 9:58 pm

    This kindof look becomes effortless when you are in decent shape, that means no gut at all.

  6. Anonymous

    May 2, 2006 at 11:00 pm

    Chic, chic, chic!
    I love his style: clean, classic and sexy.
    Can’t wait for his collection to hit Bergdorf’s!

  7. Em Lo

    May 2, 2006 at 11:05 pm

    I want to achieve this casually awesome look with minimal efforts, but sadly even a moumental effort on my part will fail.

  8. Anonymous

    May 2, 2006 at 11:56 pm

    sexy papa

  9. Liza

    May 3, 2006 at 12:09 am

    Gorgeous photograph, too.

  10. Thomas

    May 3, 2006 at 2:45 am


  11. Daniela Reyes

    May 3, 2006 at 7:23 am

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    y http://www.nomparella.blogspot.com

    si tu parles français bien. je le parle. votre blog es formidable

    si tĂș hablas español, podremos hablar. tu blog es formidable.

  12. argos

    May 3, 2006 at 8:39 am

    Not only does he pull it off, he also has a t-shirt underneath, so this is three layers in the tuck.

    It helps to have a very flat stomach, a 31″ waistline, and a sweater that has a great fit, possibly bespoke, which is not too difficult to accomplish when you are in the biz?

  13. Anonymous

    May 3, 2006 at 10:11 am

    Isn’t it also known as the ‘frat tuck’?

  14. eurobrat

    May 3, 2006 at 11:10 am

    Ah, well everyone has a signature talent. I certainly cannot pull off a nice tie knot (even femmes had to wear them at school in Australia).

    One of my favourite photos.

  15. The G Manifesto

    May 3, 2006 at 11:48 am

    the smoke is a good touch

  16. The Queen Is Dead

    May 3, 2006 at 3:19 pm

    Sartorialist – you are just too adorable!!

  17. Anonymous

    May 6, 2006 at 11:27 am

    That man is sooooo sexy he makes me drool. I wish men in Poland would dress better.

  18. - O S A K A -

    May 9, 2006 at 4:53 am

    spectacular photo! Congratulations!!

  19. comment4U

    May 9, 2006 at 5:15 pm

    Wow….they don’t make ‘em like that here in Texas!!

  20. cherolex

    May 9, 2006 at 5:39 pm

    beautiful man

  21. a.one

    July 17, 2006 at 4:27 pm

    I am by no means a fashion expert but I have to get that perfect tuck as well, but I can’t quite get like some guys (i.e. Mr “American Classic”). I have come to the following conclusions

    1. it has to do with the cut of the shirt from the armpit to the bottom of the shirt

    2. The degree of V in your frame. Mr. American Classic has somewhat of a (for lack of a better term) “sausage frame” where his distance parallel from his shoulder line to his waist line in minimal and close to being perfectly parallel (confused yet?). Myself, I have an extreme V frame and have learned to live with fact that the shirt will always lose the perfect tuck, the moment I raise my arms.

    or maybe I just have learned the perfect tuck yet :-)

  22. Anonymous

    December 10, 2006 at 9:23 am

    Wow! The perfect unstudied but just-right tuck is soooo hard to achieve! Kudos! He looks AH-mazing!

  23. Johnny

    September 18, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    This man is very stylish but I’m not convinced at all by the white t-shirt popping out of the shirt…

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