Friday, October 19, 2007

On The Street……Near Colette, Paris


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  1. Franz Benjamin

    October 19, 2007 at 11:43 am


    1. I think this guy should get his sleeves shortend
    2. I have to admit, I’m not feeling his shoes.

    Franz Benjamin

  2. applevenusian

    October 19, 2007 at 11:46 am

    Looks like a young Iggy Pop… with clothes on. I love the look in his eyes. A great shot.

  3. Deirdre

    October 19, 2007 at 11:47 am

    Ouch. This guy looks like a bum waiting to get dirty. Bad sneakers, bad pants, a woman’s coat, bad bad bad hair.

    Sorry dude.

  4. Anonymous

    October 19, 2007 at 11:51 am

    Modern Les Miserables

  5. Anonymous

    October 19, 2007 at 12:02 pm

    Once again-girl or boy,boy or girl.Well I suppose this is a boy and a boy who really looks untidy and sloppy.The hair,the dress or pants and then there are the shoes,I don´t think they even look funny.This picture is not funny.

  6. Anonymous

    October 19, 2007 at 12:12 pm

    …ok, but who made the coat? It’s wonderful…


  7. j. capretz

    October 19, 2007 at 12:39 pm

    I LIKE it.

  8. Anonymous

    October 19, 2007 at 12:42 pm

    Not good. I don’t even aquaint this with ‘street style’.

    Is this a prank?

  9. cigalechanta

    October 19, 2007 at 12:50 pm

    Two different colors of laces on his shoes, follows a trend :)

  10. Anonymous

    October 19, 2007 at 12:55 pm

    I think he goes to Iggy Pop’s hairdresser.

  11. Anonymous

    October 19, 2007 at 1:07 pm

    homeless people find the best coats.

  12. Anonymous

    October 19, 2007 at 1:09 pm

    that hair….my god.

  13. Anonymous

    October 19, 2007 at 1:53 pm

    Glamour Don’t.

  14. Anonymous

    October 19, 2007 at 2:01 pm

    Cory Kennedy refuses to brush her hair and people say, “Oh, look how fabulous she is!” and elevate her to the position of style icon. That rat’s nest is her trademark.

    This guy, in a much more interesting coat than anything I’ve ever seen the aforementioned It girl wearing happens not to have brushed his hair, and people go “ew!”

    What gives?

  15. Eleanor

    October 19, 2007 at 2:17 pm

    Aaron De Mey?

  16. Anonymous

    October 19, 2007 at 3:06 pm

    the hair!

  17. Anonymous

    October 19, 2007 at 3:59 pm

    sloppy guy with dirty hair. The only cute thing is the different colored laces…

  18. still

    October 19, 2007 at 4:22 pm

    not my style, but i do like the coat
    i believe it is from balenciaga’s men f/w 07 collection

  19. Anonymous

    October 19, 2007 at 7:18 pm

    21st cent. Oliver Twist

  20. Anonymous

    October 19, 2007 at 9:26 pm

    um, ok, really? this is stylish? if i wore this, i’d look like a bum. in fact, he/she/whatever does look like a bum. greasy hair and schlumpy clothes? give me a break.

  21. Anonymous

    October 20, 2007 at 12:02 am

    Hmmm…Kurt Cobain meets Kid Rock in 1999?

  22. Eva

    October 20, 2007 at 1:33 am

    Certainly put together but not my style at all.

  23. Irfaan

    October 20, 2007 at 1:59 am

    Nice coat. The rest is a mess.

  24. Anonymous

    October 20, 2007 at 5:39 am

    shabby chic at its best, and boy does she (yes, tomboy girl)look comfortable!

  25. ad

    October 20, 2007 at 6:01 am

    see a hairdresser please !
    sloppy look is ok in principle, but this execution is horrid

  26. Anonymous

    October 20, 2007 at 11:51 am

    I, too, had trouble getting past the hair, but from the neck down this guy does have some terrific personal style going on. He’s working a look that seems completely his own.

    I’ve been disappointed with the shots lately, not finding anything to be inspired by — too much schlumpiness mistaken for style — and I thought this guy was the last straw, but then I looked again. Turns out he is just what I come to this blog for. A look at a person who really put his own spin on getting dressed in the morning.

  27. Anonymous

    October 20, 2007 at 12:10 pm

    Fashion is all about the attitude afterall, right? This guy has great attitude, say what you will about his style. Also, I love the whimsical, mismatching shoes.

  28. Saffron

    October 20, 2007 at 12:29 pm

    Thanks Sart for a brilliant social commentary via this photo.

    France cares so much more for it’s poor and homeless than here in the States….as evident in the higher quality of clothes worn by your subject.

    Viva La Vie Boheme!
    Viva la France!

  29. chimere

    October 20, 2007 at 3:56 pm

    BRILLIANT Pic Sart. Love the diff. colour laces. I have to admit I just assumed it was a woman.

  30. Anonymous

    October 20, 2007 at 5:05 pm

    I think it is Aaron De Mey–love that wild child look! Very few people could pull off this ensemble, but here the clothes fit the person.

  31. Blue Floppy Hat

    October 20, 2007 at 5:06 pm

    Great coat, and I love the fact that his sneakers are laced two different colours.

  32. Anonymous

    October 20, 2007 at 10:54 pm

    Did anyone else think this person was three feet tall?

  33. Anonymous

    October 21, 2007 at 12:09 am

    This one is really hard to process. It is androgynous in a non-conventional way, which is very interesting…

  34. M

    October 21, 2007 at 12:30 am

    i think he looks more like an old iggy pop.i do like the coat. but somehow don’t feel it goes with the rest of the “sporty/cas” outfit.

    and plenty of people hate corey kennedy! me, for one.

  35. Anonymous

    October 21, 2007 at 10:10 am

    Urgh. I guess even Sart doesn’t have infallible taste :)

  36. connie

    October 21, 2007 at 1:25 pm

    i cicked to see the comments because i thought this is a truly “original” style so i was shocked to see people disiking this outfit.

    For me this is am example where you don’t have to look “fancy” or “hipster” to be stylish. This guy really has his own style, his own liking to clothes. It’s very diiferent, but he looks comfortable. Anyway, i really like his style and that nest hair.

    He reminds me off early day Beck, when he had his first hit “Loser”.
    I also like Beck’s style back then.

  37. Anonymous

    October 21, 2007 at 9:37 pm

    I didn’t like Silverchair. I don’t like his get-up in the same way. The shirt and pants bring back horrible high-school memories, circa 1995. Yuck

  38. Monsieur Mademoiselle

    October 21, 2007 at 9:51 pm

    “Visual Pollution”

  39. Anonymous

    October 21, 2007 at 10:03 pm

    that is totally aaron demay!

  40. Anonymous

    October 22, 2007 at 4:54 am

    boy or girl?

  41. Anonymous

    October 22, 2007 at 9:10 pm

    can’t tell if it’s a boy or girl, actually thought it was a girl at first. but i LOVE it. thank god for some one who doesn’t give a damn, but still looks great.

  42. Anonymous

    October 22, 2007 at 10:32 pm

    No objection to guys having long unkempt hair, but not only does his look dirty but the ROOTS! Aaah!

    It unfortunately reminds me of ‘Bob’ from Twin Peaks – I don’t think anyone would want to look like him.

  43. Anonymous

    October 23, 2007 at 5:28 pm

    It is kind of funny to hear people criticize the hairstyle, because I believe this handsome androgyne is the celebrated hair and makeup artist, Aaron DeMay.

    The moment people start to wonder if it’s a boy or a girl, they are curious–and maybe even intrigued or confused too! This alone makes the style noteworthy, even if it doesn’t seem to “work” in everyone’s eyes.

  44. Anonymous

    October 23, 2007 at 5:52 pm

    Jacket aside, the clothes look like a Nintendo-addicted 12-year old boy’s.

  45. noelle

    October 23, 2007 at 9:12 pm

    i like it! very patti smith.

  46. Anonymous

    October 24, 2007 at 4:48 am

    Horrible! She looks so scruffy, the legs are too short for this kind of trousers, sorry this has no style.

    (Does anybody think this is a boy? I do really wonder, but androgynous is coming up, isn´t it?)

  47. Anonymous

    October 25, 2007 at 6:44 am

    it is indeed Aaron De Mey[!!!] how can you hate – so beyond

  48. Anonymous

    October 26, 2007 at 5:59 pm


  49. La Purpura

    October 28, 2007 at 4:42 pm

    I think he looks line an interesting person.

  50. Anonymous

    October 31, 2007 at 2:51 pm

    uh i don’t know about this one.

  51. Anonymous

    November 1, 2007 at 8:50 am

    definately my favorite pic in loooong time. i see so many people going for coordination of an outfit and head to toe perfection. things are so much more interesting when they’re a bit f’d up.

  52. Anonymous

    November 1, 2007 at 10:40 am

    Wow, he is really haunting. I happen to love this picture. He’s incredibly sexy.

  53. Anonymous

    April 5, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    I like how he paired the sneaker with the coat. I love the quirky style. Fashion does not have to be a synonym of elegance.

  54. Anonymous

    March 6, 2011 at 2:46 am

    i thought this was a girl… it not?!?!?! sorry bud, i get that fashion should be an expression of self. but please highlight the positive sides of your self?

  55. Martine

    October 3, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    I love it. Too messy is a lot more appealing then being overly tidy. I absolutely love the cut of the coat. Best of all i love his expression. its kind of sexy. Thank you, Sartorialist, for taking the photos that inspire, and not worrying about what closed minds think. that what makes this blog loved by so many people.

  56. tallulah

    November 20, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Creates a reaction – so that’s good! But for me ewwww no!

  57. Red

    October 30, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    By adding a white lace to a black shoe, draw instant attention and create something by which to remember you. You don’t have to jump into pinks, reds, yellows, but something mild that matches a cuff, collar or tie could be an opening you need.

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