Wednesday, March 18, 2009

On the Street……Master Class, Paris


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  1. Lady Lala

    March 18, 2009 at 9:13 am

    quite relax and chic look. love the scarf!

  2. Anonymous

    March 18, 2009 at 9:16 am

    Great color palette and layering. I’m not sure about the cuffed denim, it makes him look shorter than he is.

  3. CW

    March 18, 2009 at 9:26 am

    Great pieces arranged with panache.

    • Simone Fraser

      December 27, 2013 at 8:01 am

      Well said. He is elegant, with a touch of individual quirk… A fine-looking gentleman.


    March 18, 2009 at 9:34 am

    Great jacket/coat combo! And the scarf is the perfect addition. Slightly Victorian showman goes to high school with that rucksack…

  5. beths

    March 18, 2009 at 9:36 am

    He’s perfect. Love the title for this shot, Sart.

  6. buyathread

    March 18, 2009 at 9:39 am

    Thanks for another photo of one of my favorite of your fashion individualists. I especially love this color/pattern mix. “Master class” indeed!

  7. Anonymous

    March 18, 2009 at 9:40 am

    I like his jeans like that. The short ones look comical to me. His scarf is perfect as well – great colors and not too much scarf.

  8. The Concrete Commentator

    March 18, 2009 at 9:41 am

    I like his scarf, and the little jacket he’s wearing under his coat is great! Love the glasses too.

  9. Mele

    March 18, 2009 at 9:43 am

    Like it. Very stylish!!

  10. Anonymous

    March 18, 2009 at 10:02 am

    He is Hirofumi Kurino, one of the founder of japanese select shop called “United Arrows”.

  11. Anonymous

    March 18, 2009 at 10:09 am

    I like the cuffed jeans and polished shoes together!

  12. alexander stadler

    March 18, 2009 at 10:11 am

    Slouchy and full of poetic details. The only thing he wants for is a bit more shoulder. What are coats and jackets for if not to restructure one’s silhouette?

  13. Dominica

    March 18, 2009 at 10:16 am

    The scarf did it for me …I’m such a sucker for scarves ! Trying to get rid of my own scarf addiction ; it’s not because i’m on a diet, I can’t look at all these goodies ….right ?

  14. amalie

    March 18, 2009 at 10:18 am

    wow. now thats cool.

  15. Brett

    March 18, 2009 at 10:21 am

    agreed, “Master Class” – nice

  16. -h

    March 18, 2009 at 10:23 am

    a master indeed.

  17. J. Rene'

    March 18, 2009 at 10:35 am

    The scarf with the two jackets! They love the two jacket thing in Paris. He looks very cool and comfortable.

  18. Murray

    March 18, 2009 at 10:45 am

    Wow – he or she looks great!

  19. Bratique Helene

    March 18, 2009 at 10:55 am

    My fave is the hair. I’m really into silver/gray manes right now. Probably has something to do with mine starting to go that way.

  20. Eve

    March 18, 2009 at 11:03 am

    Maybe it’s the peeking blue. Maybe it’s the maroon. Maybe it’s the coat. Or the hair. The whole ensemble just looks great.

  21. Anonymous

    March 18, 2009 at 11:05 am

    anyone know what the shoes are?

  22. suzanne nelson

    March 18, 2009 at 11:21 am

    Fabulous! seeing someone embrace pattern and colour like this brightens up my day. Love the coat and scarf, the brass buttons, the cuffs are just right adding another shade of blue and his grey hair is elegant.

  23. Anonymous

    March 18, 2009 at 11:41 am

    His scarf matches his backpack!!! Seriously detail oriented gentleman and a mona lisa smile to throw us all off.

  24. Ryan

    March 18, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    Phenominal – every detail.

    I don’t think I would ever have the nerve to buy an overcoat with a pattern like that, but it all works very well together. Very professorial, but with jeans. This is almost exactly what I strive for in my own state of dress, from the shoes, raw jeans, overcoat, all just perfect.

  25. diane

    March 18, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    Some people just get it right without even trying. :)

  26. Secret Critic

    March 18, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    This is a great look! My favorite items are the cuffed jeans and the scarf. The colors all work well together, however the jacket really makes the outfit.

  27. LM

    March 18, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    I had to do a second-take when I first saw this photo: that scarf makes the subject’s gender seem incredibly indeterminate. I kind of like that, because the ensemble he’s wearing, I think, could look great on a man or a woman. Very nice!

  28. princess glee

    March 18, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    This man has the spirit of youth, I don’t care how white his hair is. I think he’s wearing old school 501 Levi’s and a corduroy Levi jacket. People who still find Levi’s fashionable and useful, I like. I bet he could teach me a thing or two, especially how to choose and tie a scarf.

  29. MT Days & Nights

    March 18, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    His outfit is so classy but personally I think he should loose the backpack. I know backpacks are “in” again, but….

  30. Anonymous

    March 18, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    he looks like a grown up version of data from the goonies.

  31. Scott

    March 18, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    Interesting color choices but nothing seems to fit him very well. I think I’d take classes from someone else.

  32. amybot 2.0

    March 18, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    Very flattering choice for his skin tone. I love everything about this ensemble, especially the backpack! No one sees brown backpacks anymore…

  33. dramaqueen

    March 18, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    love the whole outfit as it is.

    it is so nice to see people like him, thank you for making my sartorial day!

  34. Anonymous

    March 18, 2009 at 2:15 pm


  35. Anonymous

    March 18, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    pretty awesome overall, but im questioning the choice of denim length. either than that, i wish i were this guy.

  36. Amra

    March 18, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    The combination of the coulors makes the look seem sĂ„ relaxed. Like the bag… also. ;)

  37. Anonymous

    March 18, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    Masterful photography, everyone looks crisp, I’m not “into” fashion – but I will pay more attention to the way I look.


  38. Jimena

    March 18, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    the coat is perfect, the pattern of the fabric is beautiful.
    its the dream coat

  39. Anonymous

    March 18, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    The scarf/two jackets thing has to happen here in Paris its so cold! He makes cold look comfortable and classy.

  40. HC

    March 18, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    classic. Love the matching backpack and vest!

  41. Gaia

    March 18, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    love the jacket.

  42. PHOTOG

    March 18, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    Best dressed professor in the country!

  43. Anonymous

    March 18, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    I like his coat, the jacket and the jeans with the heavy shoes. He should opt for a leather bag instead, it would look better. The shoes should be brown, or even cowboy boots (ropers, maybe)! I have a pair of brown/burgundy-shaded ropers and they go with everything, dressed up or down. Great individual look, though. Thanks!!

  44. Armilyn and David

    March 18, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Hirofumi always looks good. Look on for a store tour video with him of United Arrows. Makes me want to hop on a non-stop to Tokyo.

  45. Duchesse

    March 18, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    I’m always surprised at the “he should do this…” comments. This is a real person going about his life, not a poser. I’m guessing that coat is old- maybe his for years, or consignment or piece. The pack is functional, like the Levi pieces, and he likes them. This isn’t someone who worries that he’s not carrying last season’s Gucci. He has a life, has had one for quite some years.

  46. southerngentinL.A.

    March 18, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Good work! Love the scarf! Anyone know who makes it? Gotta get one…..

  47. Style Eternalist

    March 18, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    if you haven’t, i’d recommend watching some old series of the bbc show all creatures great and small. the colors, textures, patterns, and fit of the clothes are very classic but nonetheless absolutely spectacular. if not the humor, i think you’d really enjoy the outfits.

  48. CĂ©line

    March 19, 2009 at 6:20 am

    ehhhh, funny, there was a guy with an interesting look on my flight from Paris to Tokyo on March 13.

    Thanks to your picture, I just found out this man was Mister Hirofumi, whom I actually did not know before !

    Thank you ;-)

  49. mimi

    March 19, 2009 at 6:56 am

    this gentleman is wicked! i wish i stumbled upon people looking this fabulous in my everyday life.

    actually, i wish men in australia just dressed as cool as this, in general :)

  50. Pearl

    March 19, 2009 at 6:59 am

    I agree: the interesting thing for me is that he may or may not be trying to impress (I guess not) but this feels like an authentic style. One he feels comfortable with, which gives it a great feel as well as look.

  51. Jack Daniel

    March 19, 2009 at 8:39 am

    Dapper looking guy.

  52. Allen - East Hampton

    March 19, 2009 at 11:44 am

    Just enough attention to detail. Well done.

  53. K

    March 19, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    I really liked this one. Top half looks fairly conservative, despite som fresh colours (which work very well), then the bottom half, particularly because of the upturns, gives a totally different picture.

    I imagine this is something style icon Gianni Agnelli might have done, if he actually wore denim. ;)

  54. travelbug

    March 19, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    It took me a while to warm up to this outfit, but I do admire it.

    However, it overwhelms his hair color, or should I say it doesn’t celebrate it. His hair is an important story for him. I’d like to see him in an outfit that really uses his hair — at least as a very important accessory. Just an echo of gray somewhere would do that.

  55. Mitch

    March 19, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    I also like his jeans cuffed–no doubt selvedge ones. It breaks up the dark colors between the rich denim and polished brown shoes. Also adds to the vintage/classic look.

  56. jbozak

    March 19, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    I would put my hand in fire for that top coat.

    The only problem I have is with the terible backpack. It’s ridiculous. It doesn’t add any playfulness that isn’t already apparent in the other choices and it’s just too grossly immature. He’s an adult for chrissakes.

  57. Anonymous

    March 19, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    Its all good except for the bag.


    March 20, 2009 at 3:09 am

    I am so upset that it’s getting warm, I SO want to steal this look!

  59. Anonymous

    March 20, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    What an absurd outfit.

  60. Ichiki

    March 21, 2009 at 1:30 am

    just a cool

  61. Anonymous

    March 22, 2009 at 12:52 am


  62. Ghiblix2

    March 22, 2009 at 2:10 am

    Other than the bag and the jeans (never a fan of cuffed jeans, looks tacky imo), there isn’t one thing on this man that I wouldn’t love to own. Pretty amazing stuff he’s got.

  63. Anonymous

    March 22, 2009 at 5:38 am

    cappotto molto bello!

  64. Ryan Mulkey

    March 22, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    Beautiful denim. Great backpack.

  65. Anonymous

    March 23, 2009 at 9:14 am

    a gorgeous man with style!

  66. Anonymous

    March 24, 2009 at 1:49 am

    The jacket isn’t from Levi’s! It’s the merlot American Apparel rigid corduroy jacket.

  67. larsd4

    March 26, 2009 at 9:28 am

    Someone asked about the shoes. I’m betting they are Alden Longwings in Shell Cordovan, color #8.

  68. Anonymous

    March 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    Mr. Miyagi got it all. Style and class. Give him Kudos. I would be proud if i look the same like he does when i reach his age.

  69. redstar

    April 10, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    anyone know what the shoes are?


  70. Anonymous

    April 11, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Really nice

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