Thursday, March 12, 2009

On the Street……Blue & White at Chanel, Paris


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  1. componentsofenthusiasm

    March 12, 2009 at 9:09 am

    Love the 2nd guys checkered shirt w/the dark navy trench, and Glenn’s striped scarf is also very nice.

  2. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    March 12, 2009 at 9:20 am

    Great pictures, I love the lighting; is it the Grand Palais? I know turtlenecks get criticized as professor-like and stiff, but the first gent wears it very well! The other 2 examples are a bit softer in construction and fit, but very dapper nonetheless. I love the jacket on the bottom photo, it looks like superb quality. It reminds me of an Hermes windbreaker I saw in a Depot Ventes once. I tried to find flaws and could not find any! Sadly, I could not affort it either. Jorge from W Palm Beach

  3. Anonymous

    March 12, 2009 at 9:20 am

    Love the navy blue on all three – and in such different juxtapositions! the bottom with the scarf/umbrella/zip jacket is just excellent. all three look a bit tired – and the navy shows they’re still putting in the effort despite

  4. fashionextravaganza

    March 12, 2009 at 9:20 am


  5. matthew langley

    March 12, 2009 at 9:27 am

    Glenn O’brien looks great as usual, however the first look is just great – I love the black with navy

  6. BakerGirl

    March 12, 2009 at 9:29 am

    I think men in Navy are lovely…in a masculine way. :-)

    Love this picture series!

  7. Anonymous

    March 12, 2009 at 9:39 am

    First of all the Chanel collection was to die for! These guys look like they need some hot coffee and some good economic news….

    Get back in the game is my advice to all those out there pinching pennies. You only live once…at least look good doing it.

  8. The Other Gotham

    March 12, 2009 at 9:41 am

    Is Glenn O’Brien trying out the rugged look, or growing a beard perhaps?

  9. ricola

    March 12, 2009 at 9:44 am

    YES. This is a brilliant direction.

  10. Pedro Schmidt

    March 12, 2009 at 9:49 am

    I really loved this blog! I’ll to view always!! Brazilian Kisses for everyone!

  11. Henke S

    March 12, 2009 at 9:50 am

    Stylish and great models. Nice pics

    /Henke at

  12. Anonymous

    March 12, 2009 at 9:54 am

    I like that the last man’s hair goes with the outfit.

  13. CW

    March 12, 2009 at 10:01 am

    I own a similar trench coat to that which the man in the middle photo wears, so of course he looks good in it.

    Top photo – great suit that would look better with a shirt and tie. The turtleneck seems out of place with the pocket handkerchief. A matter of taste.

    Middle photo – Is that an ascot? A tie? It detracts from his otherwise good look. An interesting tie would have worked better for him.

    Lower photo – blue and white scarf brightens up his look. This gent will look better when his beard grows longer.

  14. Anonymous

    March 12, 2009 at 10:05 am

    What a face! It’s hard to get past the gentleman with the umbrella eyes. I am in love! Wonderful photo.

  15. Lucy - The Fashion Setter

    March 12, 2009 at 10:15 am

    Spring is in the air… =)

  16. Jack Daniel

    March 12, 2009 at 10:18 am

    Yes yes yes, Dark Navy Blue is my favorite color!

  17. The Voguette

    March 12, 2009 at 10:31 am

    these photos are fantastic – i’m a big fan of the blue and white theme here!


    March 12, 2009 at 10:32 am

    Great outfits, all of them, but I particularly like the cravat with the gingham shirt and raincoat. That is a fantastic look.

  19. Maximilian Laufer

    March 12, 2009 at 10:34 am

    That navy blue trenchcoat is beautiful.

  20. suzanne nelson

    March 12, 2009 at 10:42 am

    Who was it that said navy is the french black ? i very much like all three gentlemens’ outfits, elegant and not too severe.

  21. Evan

    March 12, 2009 at 10:43 am

    Three of the classiest dressed gentlemen on the Sartorialist in a row! Perfect.

  22. Anonymous

    March 12, 2009 at 10:47 am

    I love this color combo – it’s actually what I’m wearing today. It’s a great way to jump into spring.

    Lovely photos, as always.

  23. -h

    March 12, 2009 at 10:50 am

    really excellent

  24. Anonymous

    March 12, 2009 at 10:50 am

    Something to be said for a man who goes grey and embraces his maturity!

  25. PHOTOG

    March 12, 2009 at 10:58 am

    The white and blue striped scarf is wonderful but I feel like the umbrella makes the picture.

  26. Anonymous

    March 12, 2009 at 11:09 am

    The clothes are great, but it is the haunting or haunted eyes that do it for me.

  27. My Castle in Spain

    March 12, 2009 at 11:27 am

    so chic…pinstripes of course..but the trench with shirt & scarf is chicissime !

  28. Begoña

    March 12, 2009 at 11:31 am

    I like!

  29. Anonymous

    March 12, 2009 at 11:39 am

    Is the suit in the top photo A&S?

  30. stylethread

    March 12, 2009 at 11:54 am

    crisp and distinguished. looks especially nice with grey/s&p hair.

  31. The Clever Pup

    March 12, 2009 at 11:58 am

    Top two guys don’t look too enthused.

  32. M A Z P E

    March 12, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    three very different versions!

  33. modediktat

    March 12, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    Three very unusual faces – in a (front) row…. Great!!

  34. princess glee

    March 12, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    They all look great!…………………………..But not very straight.

  35. Dominica

    March 12, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Seems like Chanel attracts some very handsome men !
    Love the mix of dark blues together !
    Have to agree with Jack Daniel :
    it’s my favourite colour too !

  36. postmenon

    March 12, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    these are great – and i love the last guy’s bone structure – beautifully androgynous

  37. Aaron Brown

    March 12, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    I love blue and white is my favorite color ensemble.

  38. Anonymous

    March 12, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    Glenn O’Brien has the best eyes. Ever.


    March 12, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    nice navy collection…
    congrats Mr Sarto for Air France Mag….

  40. scormeny

    March 12, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    Sartorialist, this is truly your best time of year. I love how you manage to isolate and display the new fashion ideas that come out as late-winter weather and the intensity of fashion weeks the world over, push fashion-lovers to exercise their creativity and strive towards the new fashion zeitgeist. You are capturing these fantastic dark-royal-blue, statement-shoe, shot-of-color moments this year with such clarity, I love it!

    Thanks very much.

  41. Anonymous

    March 12, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    This spring is mine: I have a narrow navy cotton parka and all kinds of navy-white scarves! I love the gentleman with the striped scarf and umbrella!

  42. Josefina

    March 12, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    I don’t know these men..they are really well dressed but lacking the best accessory a nice expression, # 2 seems kinder he’s my favorite.

  43. Anonymous

    March 12, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    i’m going to be old-fashioned and question the gentleman’s choice of wearing a lovely double breasted suit with a turtle neck, does he have on loafers too? no. no. no. no. no.

  44. Brigadeiro

    March 12, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Ooh! The 2nd pic is my fave! I LOVE navy & white! Especially in the nautical flavour like the 3rd pic :)

  45. theozoologie

    March 12, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Is it strange of me that I find that somehow, all of these men are somehow adorable? I mean, as well as ridiculously stylish… I love umbrellas with the “cane” or “hook” sort of handle, too. Hmm, I think I’m developing a thing for older guys, they’re just impossibly cute. They all strike me somehow as a tad effeminate, maybe that’s what it is.

  46. Bratique Helene

    March 12, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    I like the silver hair & beard – inspiring.

  47. Questioner

    March 12, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    All 3 look great. I find the middle especially inspriring. Each piece is perfect with some interesting aspect but nothing bold or overpowering. You’d think that they’d benefit from some contrast, but they go together beautifully. I really want to try the scarf look, especially after they guy in NYC that you had with the scarf under his shirt a couple weeks ago. But I worry that on me it will look too affected. I’ll just have try and see if the Mrs. lets me out of the house.

    I wore navy and white yesterday (well, my tie had some gray in it too). I thought it looked pretty sharp.

  48. lenmeister

    March 12, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    It seems gingham dress shirts are pretty “en vogue” this season ( men is second pic). Its a pretty sophisticated look I think…but this stands out more in person than in picture I feel. I luuv the “gangster” striped suit on the first gentleman…pretty conservative, but the turtleneck gives it this tint of casual appeal, very well done!

  49. theselvedgeyard

    March 12, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Love the beard Glenn, keep it! You look amazing!


  50. Marat

    March 12, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Nothing special

  51. Jérôme

    March 12, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Salut Mr. Sartorialist,

    “blue and white” is such a great title for an elegant and spring/summer outfit for that year.
    I decided in the night to yesterday, too, that blue and white will be my combination for looking well.

    You have a good view for colours… trend-colours.
    I know that the whole world know this, but i have just wanted to let you know it again ;-)

    A bientôt,

  52. Noir Blanc Et Rouge Partout

    March 12, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    those gentleman have true style and i love the navy, white & black combination.

    come visit me-
    Noir Blanc Et Rouge Partout

  53. Greg (ClothingMadeRight)

    March 12, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    That suit is such a classic, classy pattern! The navy blue with white pin-stripes never goes out of style!

  54. daisy

    March 12, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    Beatiful–all 3!

  55. Amy

    March 12, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    #2 stopped me right in my tracks.

  56. Anonymous

    March 12, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    #2 stops me right in my tracks

  57. One Man's Style

    March 12, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    Great Trio George, Stefano and Glenn all look great but I mean what else would you expect haha

  58. W Laughlin

    March 13, 2009 at 12:01 am

    I would really like to be Glenn when I grow up.

  59. One Man's Style

    March 13, 2009 at 12:02 am

    by the way sart i think that the first pic you got of cortina without shades on haha

  60. Will

    March 13, 2009 at 3:29 am


    But seriously,

    The fellow in the 2nd picture pulled it off best.

  61. Richard

    March 13, 2009 at 5:25 am

    would love to see what shoes George was wearing with that combo …

  62. Anonymous

    March 13, 2009 at 8:46 am

    They all make blue looks so good-like it could be next in line to be the new black. By the way, great portraits, Scott! You are a true master!

  63. Anonymous

    March 13, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Modigliani would have loved to paint stefano tonchi. it would have been beautiful.

  64. Stratos Bacalis

    March 13, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    All three looks are gorgeous! Such an inspiration!

  65. Fashion Speaks

    March 13, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    All three gentlemen look exquisite. The Navy blue suit is a timeless classic. Glenn O'Brian is my hero lol(&the umbrella is snazzy) but the 2nd gentleman takes the cake for me. The checkered shirt and the trench coat look amazing.

  66. Ryan Mulkey

    March 14, 2009 at 1:12 am

    That’s a beautiful trench in the second photo…

  67. travelbug

    March 14, 2009 at 1:13 am

    Navy, navy, everywhere! Is black dead?

    The first guy makes it official: turtle necks are the future of men’s wear. We will phase out the necktie until it is regarded as quaint as the bow tie.

  68. Mariane M.

    March 14, 2009 at 6:45 am

    glenn o’brien is just AMAZING! of course you’ve seen his best dressed nod in GQ…well deserved!

  69. ArchitectDesign

    March 14, 2009 at 10:19 am

    I love that he has an umbrella from the GAP ( i have the same one!) expensive umbrellas may be pretty but always get lost!

  70. We will fight on the beaches....

    March 14, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Love the scarf in the middle picture. Most men need something around their neck in when the weather is not warm.

  71. Keith

    March 14, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    These are great. I really love what Glenn is wearing. He’s awesome. Have a fantastic weekend. Cheers!

  72. Anonymous

    March 15, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    are these the same twins that did the McQueen “Overlook” show in ’99?

  73. Styloholic!

    March 16, 2009 at 5:08 am

    Love them! love navy and white!
    First guy is hot!

  74. The Khaki Crusader

    March 16, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    3 of the sart’s favorite sons in this little series. great inspiration for spring.

  75. dreamcrusher

    March 18, 2009 at 9:48 am

    the 1st guy is extremely handsome, pinstripes are such a great look on a suit.

  76. ondissima

    March 21, 2009 at 1:07 am

    There is something wonderfully honest and dare I say feminine about his eyes. Add to that, a lovely composition, which draws the eyes from the collar, to the nautical stripes to the crooked brunt of wooden umbrella. Marvelous.

  77. Anonymous

    March 22, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    The last gent is truly gorgeous, hes aged with grace! How rare!

  78. Dito

    March 22, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Glenn does it again!

    the umbrella – delightful.

  79. Anonymous

    March 23, 2009 at 4:21 am

    can anybody identify the first guy???he looks so hot,thanks in advance

  80. Anonymous

    April 13, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    the gentleman in the first pic is george cortina. always flawlessly appointed.

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