Monday, March 23, 2009

On the Street……Marais, Paris


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  1. Lucy - The Fashion Setter

    March 23, 2009 at 9:50 am

    This is so stylish… an eccentric gentleman! =)

  2. David

    March 23, 2009 at 9:52 am

    mutton-chops, Mutton-Chops, MUTTON-CHOPS!
    Sorry – got a bit carried away.

  3. Anonymous

    March 23, 2009 at 9:53 am

    Very Dov Charney chic

  4. The Concrete Commentator

    March 23, 2009 at 9:58 am

    mmm.. like the simple bag, and his little knickers. Great trench as well!!

  5. Anonymous

    March 23, 2009 at 10:05 am

    Hermes, the messenger of the gods!

  6. máni

    March 23, 2009 at 10:37 am

    and that blue!!!

  7. Made To Measure

    March 23, 2009 at 10:42 am

    That briefcase is absolutely amazing.

  8. nookie

    March 23, 2009 at 10:43 am

    so stylish!
    love his bag and his haircut

  9. Anonymous

    March 23, 2009 at 10:44 am

    I would kill for that bag!

  10. tj

    March 23, 2009 at 10:50 am

    The scarf is beautiful. The trench has a cool 1970′s retro, Shaft vibe. But, the leather knickers and the high boots push the outfit over the edge.
    A little more restraint would have gone a long way.

  11. Iheartfashion

    March 23, 2009 at 11:00 am

    Love those blue doors in the Marais.

  12. dmfashion

    March 23, 2009 at 11:01 am

    not a fan of the mutton chops, personally. a fun look, otherwise.

  13. Carl Collison

    March 23, 2009 at 11:06 am

    Now THAT is sexy….

  14. Anonymous

    March 23, 2009 at 11:08 am

    what an eccentric equestrian! i love everything in the look! everything. especially the hair and scarf!
    great find!
    and a great site too, mr sartorialist. i’m a big fan!


    March 23, 2009 at 11:18 am

    Isn’t lovely how that wonderful scarf ties into the blue doors (which are the same color as the front door to my house, so of course I’m predisposed to liking this image!)

  16. Anonymous

    March 23, 2009 at 11:21 am

    I love every aspect of this outfit. The blue wall serves as an excellent background to highlight his outfit. Everything just works! I can’t put it into words, but I’m enthralled.

  17. Anonymous

    March 23, 2009 at 11:38 am

    Is that a Longchamp bag? Love the shape!

  18. Sasha

    March 23, 2009 at 11:54 am

    so classy, but with the perfect amount of edge.

    je l’aime.

  19. Anonymous

    March 23, 2009 at 11:58 am

    boot love

  20. Barbara

    March 23, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    Good grief! It took a second look to realise that this man is not buck naked under his coat! His pants look so similar in colour to his skin……..!!! I had a good laugh when I realised that he is in fact wearing leather plus fours. Apart from all this he’s quite original…

  21. Barbara

    March 23, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    Good grief! It took a second look to realise that this man is not buck naked under his coat! His pants look so similar in colour to his skin……..!!! I had a good laugh when I realised that he is in fact wearing leather plus fours. Apart from all this he’s quite original…

  22. junglesiren

    March 23, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    Wow, great shot. A bit editorial, I’d say.

    I love every inch.

    Clearly this guy’s got it going on. He knows what works and isn’t afraid to “go there”. I especially love his sideburns.

  23. Brian

    March 23, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    1970′s London called and wants it swinger back right now…

  24. pretty random fiesta

    March 23, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    so many different colors that just work all so wwell together! and those pants!!! where can i find some???

  25. Anonymous

    March 23, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    Terry Richardson meets The Sartorialist

  26. princess glee

    March 23, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    Dude’s too dandy for me but I like looking at him. I’d like to shop his closet (no innuendo intended).

  27. m e l i g r o s a

    March 23, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    love the boots. the proportions are just right. what a good looking gent.

  28. john benjamin pritchett

    March 23, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    Perfect for motorcycling! Nice scarf.

  29. Daphne

    March 23, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    I love everything about this photo.

  30. jamesy

    March 23, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    I am desperate to find out who those Boots are by…..!!!!


    Which avenging fashion angel can save me????

  31. Anonymous

    March 23, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    too many elements, needs an editor.

  32. Thomas

    March 23, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    A true metrosexual flaneur…

  33. Anonymous

    March 23, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Cool bag!!

  34. Henke S

    March 23, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Fantastic and a very nice photo

    /H from

  35. Minx

    March 23, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Oooh, I like him! I am partial to a bit of eccentric facial hair… Did you get his number?

  36. indigo warrior

    March 23, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    There’s something about the boots that makes them look convertible. Except for the line up of the stitching on the inside of the front boot, I’d almost say that the shaft of the boot is actually some kind of legging not quite a spat. He appears to be dressed to take care of some dreadful business at a meeting that wasn’t so dreadful at all.

    With the big blue doors, the motor-bike/cycle/scooter wheel and that outfit there are so many stories we can make up for him.

  37. Anonymous

    March 23, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    "Le Monsieur" it's one of the Brand Paul & Joe designers. You should see him with is red boots and plexyglass bowtie.In did excentric!!!

  38. Anonymous

    March 23, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    for a moment I thought he wasn’t wearing any pants…

  39. Anonymous

    March 23, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    Love the composition of that photo /the colors complimenting each other and his very masculine sexy mutton chop side burns w/ the Hermes bag –NICE ;-)

  40. Ryan Mulkey

    March 23, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    The scarf is very beautiful, and the boots are very equestrian.

  41. Fashion As a 2nd Language

    March 23, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    This man looks dashing & surprisingly sexy for someone who's completely covered up. The slight breeze wafting through the shot helps. So does the guy's attitude. And while each article of clothing is classic, the combination is odd enough to be really interesting! That's Paris for you…

  42. Afrika

    March 23, 2009 at 6:55 pm


  43. Pepa Maca

    March 23, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Anonymous 5:13 you're right, it's Olivier Mullin, one of Paul & Joe designers. Great shot and great boots!

  44. Jack Daniel

    March 23, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    his hair is interesting.

  45. Adam

    March 23, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    I’m surprised at all the comments about his hair/sideburns–how can you care with clothes that amazing?: the perfect navy trench, the most amazing leather short pants (I personally have never seen anything like these before…but would buy in an instant if I did!), a gentleman’s vintage boots, and a unique shopper tote. Maybe not the same way I’d wear it, not the same color combos I’d pick–but I completely love everything about this.

  46. nicolas

    March 23, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    overkill, do not like

  47. CW

    March 23, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Hello? Get me a new horse! The “youths” burned my horse last night.

  48. Anonymous

    March 23, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    I had to do a double take because his face totally looks like my boyfriend, plus 10 years or so. So obviously I find him very handsome. And I love his eccentric fashion.

  49. paul

    March 23, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Glad someone finally let on that those AREN’T boots or they might be a short boot with a spat type accessory. This is one of those Sart awesome photos that is a great shot of a “Hot Mess.” The bag looks like he keeps it in the “boot” of his old “2CV”

    If you want the real boot go here

  50. Anonymous

    March 23, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Quelle coiffure monsieur!

  51. heath

    March 23, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    eh, is that terry richardson?

  52. theanthology

    March 23, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    His bag, those doors. So beautiful!

  53. tofuscloset

    March 24, 2009 at 12:46 am

    love this a lot..

  54. EJ

    March 24, 2009 at 1:20 am

    this looks so great in so many ways! yes yes yes yes yes!

  55. andrew

    March 24, 2009 at 4:28 am

    some great items but all together it becomes a failed experiment. very brave though

  56. Anonymous

    March 24, 2009 at 9:04 am

    It’s a vintage Lancel bag!!!
    for new ones, check their website:


  57. Marco

    March 24, 2009 at 11:25 am

    Oh I love this! Where can I get these boots? Hermes briefcase right?

  58. 5Preview

    March 24, 2009 at 11:49 am

    O Mamma Mia!

  59. Anonymous

    March 24, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    somehow i think he tries too hard. i like every piece of clothing by itself, although combined i find it just too much… at least he is wearing natural colors… not a fan of the leather pant. looks like a bavarian…

  60. hippie_cyndi

    March 24, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    The cloths, esp. the pants and boots scream turn of the 20th CE in Germany……the face says I’m still stuck in 70s Acid Punk era.

    Nevertheless, a fascinating man.

  61. ChucklesMcKitten

    March 24, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Yikes! At first I thought he was pantless!

  62. travelbug

    March 24, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Love Le Marais, love this whole outfit.

    The shock of wavy hair takes the costume to a whole new level!

  63. Carrie

    March 24, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    He looks cool in a grown-up steampunk kind of way. Love the glasses!

  64. Princess Lyla

    March 25, 2009 at 9:56 am

    Love this look. If the side burns go it will be great.

  65. crowsfeet

    March 25, 2009 at 11:59 am

    Remember when you were a kid and the very best outfit was all of your favorite stuff worn together?

  66. Robert

    March 25, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Le sac longchamp est magnifique !

  67. Aster Max

    March 26, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    The Steampunk hair and ‘chops are too-too!

  68. Miss Shlog

    March 27, 2009 at 1:36 am

    This guy is cool! He looks like he’d make a great uncle, the really fun and groovy one!

  69. Princess Poochie

    March 28, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Damn! Hawt.

  70. emma

    March 29, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    i love his file holder!

  71. ronan the librarian

    March 29, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    I remember wearing looks like this in the early 1980s new romantic era and (almost) getting beaten up for it… nice to see it recycle though it makes me feel old!

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