Friday, February 29, 2008

On the Street….Mr. Cortina, Paris


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  1. Anonymous

    February 29, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    amazing suit! really love the lapels!

    it doesn’t hurt that he’s a very attractive male.

    P.S. your photos of late have been so great; thanks so much for doing this!

  2. Anonymous

    February 29, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    He looks amazing.

  3. Anonymous

    February 29, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    looks great. really like that waist length sweater vest with the suit (although i wish the vest weren’t so straight across the bottom), and the pocket handkerchief keeps the whole look from being blah.

  4. Anonymous

    February 29, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    Love everything but the glasses.
    Too literal

  5. Anonymous

    February 29, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    i think that the wayfarers make practically any outfit make look sexy, mysterious and sooo chic, it’s a shame they’re so trendy right now… they are the perfect pair of sunglasses

  6. J.L

    February 29, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    You can’t go wrong with simplicity and a trim suit cut. Love the odd vest. However a suit just looks naked without a tie to me… If you’re gonna go 90% of the way, why not finish it off?

  7. Anonymous

    February 29, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    I love how he is all unbuttoned and unzipped and unshaved and wrinkled, and yet has a nicely folded hanky in his pocket. And the suit fits well too.

  8. bro brummell

    February 29, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Leaving the buttondown collar unbuttoned…risky….VERY risky. Akin to leaving the working buttonholes on your jacket sleeves unbuttoned. If I run into you and those are unbuttoned, I can’t be held responsible for my actions.

  9. styleandsubstance

    February 29, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    Simple but very cool. He looks very comfortable in his own skin. How do you find a cardigan that is that short that still doesn’t pull at the buttons? Is that a Thom Browne vest?

  10. Anonymous

    February 29, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    one of the buttons of his fly isn’t buttoned

  11. StultusJuventus

    February 29, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    This guy is the man.

  12. Anonymous

    February 29, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    i’ve got to know who made that suit! and the perfect vest for layering. any ideas? a snappy blend of forthright masculinity and age appropriate fearlessness. got to have it. it’s a confident mix of loose and louche, but somehow the ultimate effect is quite formal and discretely tailored and powerful.
    ps the sunglasses are killing me. super.

  13. The New Look

    February 29, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    Very handsome

  14. Patagonia Community

    February 29, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    Clean classic look, and the classic Ray-Bans (Wayfarer, Aviator) never go out of style but uh oh, is that an unbuttoned fly button?

  15. Marcus

    February 29, 2008 at 11:18 pm


  16. Anonymous

    February 29, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    i always love his outfits, he has a magnificent style and always looks amazing.

  17. Anonymous

    February 29, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    The past four posts have been fabulous!

  18. Anonymous

    March 1, 2008 at 12:14 am

    I have never seen peaked lapels look so casual. Does he know his fly is undone?

  19. Mitchell

    March 1, 2008 at 1:16 am

    Well fitted and sophisticated.

  20. Anonymous

    March 1, 2008 at 1:21 am

    Clean, simple and monochromatic.The Ray-Bans and the pocket square are also a nice touch. It brings a level of elegance to a casual look, especially with the collar buttons undone. I like it.

  21. Dylan-Thomas

    March 1, 2008 at 1:41 am

    This is quite clearly my future doppelgänger!

  22. Anonymous

    March 1, 2008 at 1:49 am

    Mr. Cortina always comes correct… best dressed on this blog… i hope to emulate his style when im his age.

  23. Anonymous

    March 1, 2008 at 2:23 am

    this guy is wearing a very confortable suit, he looks practical, yet very fashio and modern

  24. The Sartorialist

    March 1, 2008 at 3:35 am

    first of all
    I am surprised and disappointed that this is such a great look, so much to like and yet some of you can only comment that you think his fly is open?

    that seems a bit childish to me

    secondly, you’re wrong
    his hands are in his pockets which is what is creating the effect. if the same thing can happen with Levis 501 jeans

    ps the suit is A&S

  25. LN

    March 1, 2008 at 3:48 am

    Like the glasses. Ray Ban?

  26. capuccino bar

    March 1, 2008 at 3:50 am

    The best thing, his wayfarer.

  27. biglakestyle

    March 1, 2008 at 5:51 am

    I have no idea who this gentleman is but I agree; a great look; personality and character; there is a story there; we’d love to hear it. This is one of the main reason Sart’s pix get such good reactions. People want a narrative even if they have to make it up. I do, however, agree that he left a button open on the fly (pun perhaps) and perhaps that’s a part of his unshaved, morning after narrative.

  28. Anonymous

    March 1, 2008 at 6:18 am

    The all go to hell look is always a good accessory when I wondering if one has done a look 100% on top. if he was intending to give an an air of frankness or was it phil 2? lol. ..nice ..GAMA, 90% in this case and this special kind of one says you can. clearly you got this one’sname … to learn off past experiences.

  29. Darlene Sinclair

    March 1, 2008 at 7:38 am

    Love the look, especially the vest and crisp white shirt with a suit. Would love the suit to have a bit chunkier feel, but the mix works well nonetheless.

  30. charmschool

    March 1, 2008 at 8:02 am

    Anon 12:14 – Thank you for the comment specifying the peaked lapels – that really is part of what makes this look so great. That lapel style is often SO formal/structured, but it doesn’t overwhelm here and the blue vest with the stripes in the suit are really rich.

    It’s an understated but sexy photo – couldn’t go wrong. Thanks!

  31. Anonymous

    March 1, 2008 at 8:46 am

    Nice suit bro.

  32. Reepicheepers

    March 1, 2008 at 9:26 am

    Not liking the shades with the suit.

  33. Anonymous

    March 1, 2008 at 9:44 am

    Very attractive in attitude and clothing, but tell me, am I all alone in my dislike of these wayfarer glasses. The shape seems at odds with the topography of the face, and is so dominating. Men with fascinating bone structure are reduced to cartoonishness by these overtly framed,square dark glasses. Who has not wept to see the photos of Heath Ledger in his red wayfarers?

  34. emma

    March 1, 2008 at 9:51 am

    magnificent style

  35. Butch

    March 1, 2008 at 9:57 am

    This is about Vs, isn’t it? Wide, peaked lapels on a single-breasted jacket–nifty!–cropped cardigan–nifty!–open necked shirt–another V, hankie, iverted V…

    …all-in-all, terrific.

  36. momo

    March 1, 2008 at 9:58 am

    An action shot! Usually your subjects are standing or sitting; here he’s in mid stride. It suits his look.

  37. lynn

    March 1, 2008 at 10:40 am

    He looks great but i fear the jacket and certainly the waistcoat; too tight.

  38. Cathy

    March 1, 2008 at 10:41 am

    What a shaggy dog! I love him! Un vrai homme!

  39. lynn

    March 1, 2008 at 11:27 am

    He is also a true gentleman, since his bottom button of his waistcoat is left undone. On second thoughts i don’t think the waistcoast is too tight, but in my humble opinion, the jacket is.

  40. Anonymous

    March 1, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    This guy is hot, hot, hot…

  41. Anonymous

    March 1, 2008 at 2:07 pm


  42. Max

    March 1, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    Positively rakish. I love it.

  43. Dee-arg

    March 1, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    I like the look. I like the open collar, it makes him look younger and cool. I have the feeling this man was a cool guy in his early years…

    ps. The glasses are AMAZING (I wish I could afford a pair of RB!).

  44. Anonymous

    March 1, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    Sorry, but what is A&S?

  45. Anonymous

    March 1, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    This is super cool. Go cat, go!

  46. Anonymous

    March 1, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    so A&S made the suit? who is A&S? this suit is built beautifully for real men who don’t happen to wear an American 38 long. must know more about this house. info please! and ps alone on his face, wearing a white t-shirt, probably not, but the wayfarers suit him here b/c they suit the outfit as a whole. hawt.

  47. Anonymous

    March 1, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    Where can I find A&S?

  48. missdelite

    March 2, 2008 at 12:49 am

    True masculine style!

  49. suzannemarques

    March 2, 2008 at 1:37 am

    love the shades of grey.. but even more, i love the fit!

  50. Patagonia Community

    March 2, 2008 at 2:22 am

    Mea culpas on the unbuttoned fly comment. However, I’ve been a fan of your site for some time and I know that details are a big part of the styles that you showcase. Is it therefore so childish to point out an apparent flaw in a detail? Not trying to spar with you here, just a bit of rationale behind the original comment. Keep up the nice work!

  51. The Sartorialist

    March 2, 2008 at 4:06 am

    I understand and thanks for your response

    I only posted that response because I think there is a difference between a flaw (fit) and just a mistake (even though I still think it is his hand position)
    besides who wants to be the subject of that kind of thing in public, i have such respect for my audience and i think we are a little above something like that.

    I guess i have gotten to know a lot of these people personally and they have been very kind to me so I can’t help but end up feeling a little protective of them on things like that – in the end they are just human so lets try to keep that in mind when making comments.

    plus I’m a little extra tired/sensitive after two months of shows

  52. Anonymous

    March 2, 2008 at 6:59 am

    Anderson and Shepherd is a firm which was on savile row for many years. now moved a street away.

  53. Anonymous

    March 2, 2008 at 9:04 am

    I like his white dress shirt and pocket square mixing with the darker colors of his vest and suit.

    question: as good a dresser as he is, does anyone else find it strange that he’s wearing fake wayfarers?

  54. Pandora

    March 2, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    Hi Sart,

    If you have a problem with some of the criticisms why do you post them? Obviously you vet some of the comments. If they are picky or disagreeable why not edit more of them?

  55. tim

    March 2, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    i just think it’s too bad that people rip apart a man who’s very attractive and obviously makes an attempt at getting dressed and being stylish regardless of what he wears. based on previous posts of this gentleman he wears a friggin’ polo and khakis and makes them look better than 90% of men doing likewise.

    in this day and age when most men – and women for that matter – feel that polar fleece is an option to be seen in public in, it’s great to see *anyone* make an attempt.

  56. Anonymous

    March 2, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    I believe A&S refers to Anderson and Sheppard, a Savile Row bespoke tailor

  57. Patagonia Community

    March 2, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    Understood–thanks for your perspective. I guess I would be a bit protective as well if these were people with whom I had worked and interacted.

    Just want you to know that your site’s been an inspiration to me both as a growing business and in the styles you depict in your shots. Continued success to you.

  58. Anonymous

    March 2, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    What is great about looking at your site each day is that 90% of it is folks making positive comments and staying away from nasty critiques. Sart, I am with you here. That’s why I was surprised at the criticisms in this strand, this guy basically looks like a movie star and that is that. We should all look that good. Let’s keep this blog about finding the best in different styles and not about what NOT to wear…congrats on getting through Paris and all…

  59. Anonymous

    March 2, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    huh-ha! my boyfriend has popped up on this blog again…so hot, so stylish, so magnifique!

  60. Anonymous

    March 2, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    he is just beautiful

    (and dressed like a dream)

  61. greenlady

    March 2, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    this man looks so cool, calm, confident and easy in his skin, perfect outfit – i think a tie wouldn’t reflect what he is saying about himself with this outfit.
    it does help but he is a bit of a hunk of burrrrning love too :)

  62. Anonymous

    March 2, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    First of all, who’s being ‘critical?’

    The guys fly appears to be open, big whoop… it actually humanizes him, and makes it seem all the more devil-may-care…

    Oddly enough, Sart makes a habit out of publishing one of the most consistent naysayers on here, butch, without a problem…. but because someone mentions the dudes button’s undone… he has a canary.

    And no one was even SAYING it DETRACTED from the look…

    The subjects here are hardly above criticism… hence why there’s a comment section at all!

    Or is it all supposed to be about l;ock-step high praise?

    Sart, maybe you want to reconsider having a comment section at all if you’re going to react this way.

  63. Anonymous

    March 3, 2008 at 1:52 am

    Can someone please tell what kind of sunglasses these are?
    I don’t think they are Wayfarers because the temples of the frame are narrower than on Wayfarers.

  64. Anonymous

    March 3, 2008 at 8:30 am

    Regarding the possible “fake Wayfarers” as posted above, I don’t think they’re fake at all. They definitely aren’t authentic RayBans, as the sidearms are too narrow. However, there must be dozens of other manufacturers, brand name and otherwise, who make a similar iconic frame. Furthermore, if they really were authentic RayBans, purchased within the past, oh, 20 years, they would be splashed with no less than 3 logos (both sidearms and on the lens) shouting “RayBan”.

    I don’t think he looks like a logo kind-of-guy.

  65. TJ

    March 3, 2008 at 9:46 am

    I know that the unbuttoned shirt collar is a conscious choice. I don’t love it, but I know that some others do. To each, his own.
    But, the collar on the jacket is another story. The collar is askew on the left side of the photo (on the right side of Mr. Cortina). I’m surprised that a guy who clearly takes pride in his appearance (based upon the beautiful suit and the dandy hanky in pocket) wouldn’t take an extra 5 seconds to look in the mirror and fix his jacket collar.
    Scott, do him a favor next time and fix his collar before taking the photo. He’ll be in your debt. :-)

  66. Anja

    March 3, 2008 at 10:59 am

    I was outside this same fashion show taking street fashion photos for a school project and got a photo of this exact same guy full stride with who walking next to him but yourself sart! And in a fantastic stroke of luck he looked at me just as I snapped and gave me a great big smile. I think he has a perfect put together yet relaxed and confident look, a nice change from the uptight and conservative french mens style one so often sees in paris.

  67. Jingoist

    March 3, 2008 at 11:12 am

    If I can look this good in ten years, I’ll be ecstatic- heck, I’d be happy to look that handsome and stylish now. Anyone who thinks his look is “almost” finished, does not understand the look IS complete and intentional. Very cool, very masculine, and stylish (i.e., not hard) at the same time. And the fit is dead on.

    It’s a treat to see the people “behind the scenes” who seldom get credit publicly be highlighted here (like stylist George Cortino). Scott, you have rare access/insight to these citizens and thanks for sharing.

  68. Anonymous

    March 3, 2008 at 11:26 am

    oh man, so now I’ve got to fly to London and get a bespoke suit? it never ends…

  69. Frontier Psychiatrist

    March 3, 2008 at 11:40 am

    Overall I think he looks great. But to echo two earlier comments:

    1. I think a tie would complete the outfit.

    2. Why the fake Ray-Bans? (At least I’m pretty sure they’re fake.)

  70. Anonymous

    March 3, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    Being a tiny bit disheveled enhances the look! Is it the quality of the suit that makes it possible for him to be all devil-may-care with his unbuttoned collar, tousled hair, and unshaven face? If everything about him were all crisp and tidy, he would still look great–but I would respond very differently.

    Also, I love how you capture him mid-stride. Seeing the clothes in motion adds to the feel of the photo. Bravo Mr. Sartorialist!

  71. Anonymous

    March 4, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    That’s a cool vest. Has a bit of ribbon under the buttons, does it? I can’t tell, but the fabric may also be velvet, which would work well with the suit’s weave. This is limited palette done well. Any tie or jazz in the pocket square would be too much — the vest and square and glasses are enough.

    Do men stroll around in suits like this in Paris? If so, I’m going to have to man up and do the same.

    Incidentally, the pointed lapels go great with those sunglasses. Nice and understated. Thanks for the view, Sart. Always well done.

  72. Patagonia Community

    March 5, 2008 at 12:08 am

    Alright, I have come to The Sartorialist’s defense here. For every blogger like Mr. Schuman who cares about his site/readers/subjects enough to respond to comments, there are a thousand bloggers who have no interest in interacting with their readers or showing loyalty to those they feature in their blogs.

    Even though I was the recipient of his retort, I give credit to the guy for giving a hoot about his subjects and taking the time to respond to what he feels is unfair criticism. He could very easily not publish comments that don’t fit with his viewpoint and create a little online Sartoriopia where all comments sing his and his subjects’ praise.

    Credit to Mr. Schuman for being responsive to his readers.

  73. Anonymous

    March 5, 2008 at 3:43 am

    Reminds me of the former FIAT chairman Gianni Agnelli (RIP), who in the 70s sported 2 wrist watches and typically wore his button down Brooks Brothers shirts unbuttoned, commiting the obvious “fashion faux pas” (I just coined this term). This can be risky as one can come off as contrived; it takes supreme confidence to pull it off. Agnelli’s alter-ego pulls it off nicely.

  74. Anonymous

    March 5, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    Can i have him, please?

  75. Jessica Park

    March 5, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    I love the outfit especially since he has his top button undone but doesn’t fail to add the pocket square. What are the thoughts on flat front pants? Only for tall lean men?

  76. Anonymous

    March 5, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    something to think about here, and it’s important: he wasn’t styled, groomed, and blow dried for a shoot. he himself woke up that morning and chose to put on this fantastic ensemble and walk around Paris looking amazing. so he missed a button, so his collar is a little turned up on one side. maybe there was a breeze, maybe some beautiful woman had just hugged him, maybe he has a huge willy! the fact is, he made beautiful choices for who he is in REAL LIFE.

  77. mark

    March 6, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    George always looks so casually elegant – right down to the unbuttoned fly -

  78. jkrnyc

    March 7, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    Oh, this most lovely man again. What style! Fly-button undone or no, the fit of his pants is perfect. It’s all just great – bottom button of vest undone, shirt open, kerchief, hair. Excellent!

  79. Shalini

    March 9, 2008 at 9:44 am

    he looks superb without question. perfect suit, vest and sunglasses.

  80. Anonymous

    March 11, 2008 at 12:53 am

    Brilliant ! Love everthing about Mr Cortina especially how daring and subtle the hair cut – styling is.
    Would like some more pics of Mr Cortina’s haircut the side and back if possible …terrific !

  81. Anonymous

    March 17, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    No kidding about the haircut. It’s perfect. I want lots of pics of the hair, too. I’m bringing this to my barber :)

  82. Anonymous

    April 6, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    great look. love the squared off vest. ( note need squared off vest) glasses are cartoonish take away from look.

  83. Jamar Kelstrom

    June 2, 2012 at 6:52 am

    There is noticeably a bunch to identify about this. I believe you made some nice points in features also.

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