Friday, February 1, 2008

On the Street…Marias, Paris


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  1. McTickle

    February 1, 2008 at 9:17 am

    If it weren’t for the beard he could pass for a woman. I thought Z-Cavariccis went out with break dancing. Silly McTickle…

  2. Lucy

    February 1, 2008 at 9:37 am

    This guy looks like he could stop traffic. Surely he needs a scarf though for Sartorialist perfection?

  3. bertie

    February 1, 2008 at 9:50 am

    I love the skinnier jacket paired with the voluminous pants. The elegance of the look harkens back to the glamour of the thirties, but the more textured fabrics give it a very modern feel.

  4. editor

    February 1, 2008 at 9:52 am

    love it!

  5. Anonymous

    February 1, 2008 at 9:56 am

    I have a feeling a lot of people will diss this guy’s pants as being too wide, but I like them, particularly with the small jacket and sneakers. In fact, I dress like this, too, and I’m a girl!

  6. jawcey

    February 1, 2008 at 10:00 am

    I love this look. Laid-back, relaxed, yet totally fashionable…great colours too.

  7. MayaS

    February 1, 2008 at 10:07 am

    Good unisex outfit – I could wear it, in fact, I think I will (I’m a woman). A scarf would be nice indeed.

  8. Anonymous

    February 1, 2008 at 10:42 am

    I’d like it better if he had a little colour at the neck.

  9. Anonymous

    February 1, 2008 at 11:07 am

    The play on proportions and muted colours is great. This outfit seems like a very young idea, as in I could easily imagine someone much younger wearing something like this on a daily basis. At the same time, the individual articles of clothing show evidence of mature tastes. So on him it’s a very unexpected look and gives him an air of mystery. Of course his facial expression and poise add to it.

  10. Andrew

    February 1, 2008 at 11:42 am

    It’s refreshing to see non-pegged trousers again. The flat sneakers and the shortened pea coat in sand color is sophisticated.

  11. Francesca

    February 1, 2008 at 11:47 am

    so effortlessly cool! bravo!

  12. Anonymous

    February 1, 2008 at 11:56 am

    That jacket is awesome. I want one for me AND my husband!

  13. Anonymous

    February 1, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    I love this look. Totally relaxed but with a personality and style. I especially enjoy the shape of the pants.

  14. Casey

    February 1, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    Should the headline be “Marais, Paris?”

  15. luckybastard

    February 1, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    it actually helped me out alot. i’ve been wondering how to rock some wide wool pants i got last winter. i have a shearling pea coat of the same lenghth of his, so maybe that’s the answer…

  16. Buddhapest

    February 1, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    He blends perfectly with the background of the photo, something about this man is timeless, his face has character, it dominates the space in the picture jet he is subtle.
    Pea Coat is beautiful and hangs so well on his slender body, shoes tell me he is playful, this man has the aura of a street angel.

  17. Anonymous

    February 1, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    The look on this guy’s face is priceless. As is the fact that one of those posters behind him says “Death to the Young People”, his defiantly young manner of dressing seems to concur!

  18. Laurence John

    February 1, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    i think this is all too feminine on him. he looks like he’s just stolen a young ladie’s clothes.

  19. Anonymous

    February 1, 2008 at 2:28 pm


  20. Anonymous

    February 1, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    i want the lady version of this outfit.

  21. Ras

    February 1, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    what a fantastic look!

  22. Anonymous

    February 1, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    I don’t know–He is remarkably unkempt and the openess of his neck area looks cold and pitiful. A turtleneck and or scarf would fill in a basically well-proportioned look.

  23. Anonymous

    February 1, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    I love his pants…
    Been searching so long to find a pair like this.

  24. Marta

    February 1, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    I dont like wide pants, but must say this man wear them great.

  25. Patrick Booth

    February 1, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    It is so hard to pull off the slim jacket wide pants proportion. This guy does it wonderfully.

  26. Anonymous

    February 1, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    oh wow! this is the first man’s look for a long time that has really made me sit up and look at it for a lok time, it’s fabulous. i love wide pants on anyone- bring back oxford bags – and this guy hashe hemmed just right and the jacket is to die for with the exaggerated lapel and that curve of the buttons; with the gaulic pulled up collar i don’t believe he needs a scarf and plain converse are the only real shoe plain enough not to overpower the whole beautifully balanced look, right down to his wolfy eyes. great find, sart. happy friday!

  27. Anonymous

    February 1, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    oh, man! i’m not crazy about the jacket, but i love the pants+sneakers combo. now i need to find some hefty tweed pants with substantial cuffs somewhere.. :)

  28. Urbanknit

    February 1, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    comfortably cool

  29. Iheartfashion

    February 1, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    I like the fact that this would work equally well on a man or a woman. Love the loose trousers with the sneakers.

  30. Zintia

    February 1, 2008 at 6:36 pm


  31. Alessandro Piana Bianco

    February 1, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    Marias OR Marais…?

    “(…) it actually makes me mad i had to grow up in Indiana”


  32. Anonymous

    February 1, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    He looks good. Love the unisex feel of the whole thing.

    I think it would be great if he was wearing a beautiful cologne as well..I know that’s weird to say, but it just struck me as quite necessary for some reason. It seems like using the smell of the cologne as an accessory of sorts would go just wonderfully with the simplistic almost ethereal feel.

    Maybe Eau Savage by Dior?

    Okay now I’m just in my own little fantasy world..

  33. spitshine

    February 1, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    the jacket is lovely. pants are too baggy so that the jacket does not read. skinny pants would have been better for contrast and attention to the jacket

  34. Gigi

    February 1, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    L-o-o-o-ove the contrast of the delicate edge of the T shirt against his bare skin, and the weight of the thick fabric of the jacket against the thin T shirt.

    The way he dresses suits him…it’s effortlessly personal and stylish.

  35. Madame K

    February 1, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    Tres chic!

  36. edohnyc

    February 1, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    Man Grace!
    Remarkably balanced look from such conspicuous elements. Well done!!!
    Oh, and love the attitude.

  37. Anonymous

    February 1, 2008 at 8:53 pm


    I’m getting befuddled. Not that previous models weren’t great or nicely dressed. But the past few days, your shots have been oozing an essence.

    The only thing here? I needed to see his top, cuz if it was a deep V neck I would have flown across the waters to see, meet, and perhaps marry this man.


  38. Anonymous

    February 1, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    I agree on stopping the traffic and on the scarf, but one of those “French scarves” like i like to call them, perhaps with a little touch of color? Anyway… I love this look!

  39. Anonymous

    February 2, 2008 at 3:51 am

    WOW! What beautiful tailoring!

    Needs different shoes, though.

    Very menacing character and if he wasn’t a such a fashionista, I would cross to the other side of the street if I bumped into him.


  40. Chris

    February 2, 2008 at 3:54 am

    What a great look?! This gentleman makes me wanna try on a pair of wide-leg pants right NOW! But truthfully, all these Parisians are already translating the Fall-Winter 08 looks into life… He looks effortless, chic and very sophisticated.

  41. Anonymous

    February 2, 2008 at 4:12 am

    This was the first time in ages a man’s outift has made me sit up right in my chair and look closer!

    I swoon.

  42. citizen

    February 2, 2008 at 4:21 am

    Do you mean Le Marais? If not, then my mistake. If so, then I’m not surprised that this man looks so amazing! From what I’ve heard, that particular neighbourhood seems to have a reputation for great culture and stylish people. He looks incredible.

  43. Anonymous

    February 2, 2008 at 9:08 am

    right, I am going to change and put on my tweed trousers now..

  44. suzannemarques

    February 2, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    i like it.. .it does feel very androgynous… we’re just more used to seeing women dressing in masculine styles…

  45. An Aesthete's Lament

    February 2, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    Insanely good. Brings to photos I’ve seen of edgily stylish men in the 1920s and 1930s. Does anybody know about Oxford bags? It’s what popped instantly into my mind when I saw this photograph.

  46. Anonymous

    February 2, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    This shot actually makes me a little sick that I don’t live in Paris! The colours in the picture is so well balanced and the bright poster makes it so now. This is also a brilliant example of how the cut of a jacket can enhance the body’s own delicate lines and give the person some stamina and frame. The look reminds me a little of a mix between a Tolstoy-era russian uniform and a 1940′s golfer or tennis player. This is how I prefer “retro” with a modern, personal twist. I am convinced he is an interesting bloke to play so elegantly with his silhuet. überchick, well done mr. sartorialist.

  47. Mekko strikes again!!!

    February 2, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    I like the idea of the wide pants with the coat, but the cut isn’t flattering with the jacket

  48. Anonymous

    February 2, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    I can’t pinpoint why… but I really like this photo! The way he’s parted his hair for some reason really goes with the “young-ish” clothes he’s got on and he looks very cool and must say, has done a great job pulling it off.

  49. Haley Winter

    February 2, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    I love this look on a man! Very sexy.

  50. alex

    February 3, 2008 at 1:45 am

    Ah! Love it. I think ‘I swoon’ (by anonymous) is quite right.

  51. enc

    February 3, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    Great proportions, and I love it with the (canvas?) trainers.

  52. Anonymous

    February 3, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    Anonymous said…
    i want the lady version of this outfit.

    So you want this outfit. Seriously, is this menswear?

  53. ilovesecondhandsmoke

    February 3, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    I was actually considering buying pants with a wider leg but I’ve been kind of iffy about it. I just might try it now!

  54. Sotinator

    February 3, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    LOVE the pants on him! Are those shoes converse? They work.

  55. Anonymous

    February 3, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Am I the only one who doesn’t like this at all? The outfit doesn’t belong to him. It looks awkward and ill-fitting.

  56. Anonymous

    February 3, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    I can see myself ( a woman ) wearing this

  57. Anonymous

    February 3, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    must say, i think the youngsters generally try a bit too hard to look cool in paris, but the older generations are marvellous!

  58. Zach

    February 4, 2008 at 12:16 am

    i need this coat! where is it from??

  59. Anonymous

    February 4, 2008 at 2:06 am

    Alessandro’s smart comment and laughing at Sart’s brilliant, well spotted.


  60. cami falcão

    February 4, 2008 at 9:42 am

    beautiful portrait… all this gray.

  61. Anonymous

    February 4, 2008 at 3:07 pm


  62. londondog

    February 4, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    Loving it! Absolutely amazing look. So languid, relaxed yet sharp. The exaggerated volume of the trousers is made casual by the immortal Converse in such a perfect understated way.

    I even love the subtlety of the ensemble of different shades of grey.


  63. JenH

    February 4, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    Kind of Denis Lavant-like. magic.

  64. Candid Cool

    February 4, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    man he’s magnificent

  65. giuseppe timore

    February 5, 2008 at 1:03 am

    the reason so many of the female posters here can “see themselves wearing this” is because theses are women’s clothes! sure,he’s confident and comfortable with himself, but he sure ain’t no david bowie.

  66. Dorothy

    February 6, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    Oh man, those shoes are so awesome. And I love his gray hair and outfit!

  67. savvylondon

    February 8, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    absolutely flawless

  68. Hayuju

    February 13, 2008 at 2:05 am

    I think this smart causal look is suitable for ladies wear~

  69. pat

    August 20, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    wonder why people who visit this site would think his outfit is girlish. looks very comfy. good quality jacket too…

  70. zach

    August 21, 2008 at 9:56 am

    he has a bit of a sly, androgynous face. if not for that, everyone would praise him for a great look. i like it.

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