Thursday, March 1, 2007

On the Street…….Palais Royal, Paris

In the past I have had a hard time finding great menswear style in Paris but maybe I was just looking in the wrong places.

I have been really inspired by the gentleman I found the last three days – I’m hitting my Paris groove.


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  1. Rachel

    March 1, 2007 at 4:40 am

    I like his layering :)

  2. Anonymous

    March 1, 2007 at 4:41 am

    first comment? i love that all the dressed up men in your photographs have pocket squares. you never see that around where i live.

  3. madameshawshank

    March 1, 2007 at 6:06 am

    now here is a gent who enjoys his clothes! love the shoes…it’s as if he could dip into any century and be at ease…aware of fabric..of texture..ah! enjoyment

  4. il capocanoniere

    March 1, 2007 at 8:18 am

    A marvellous look. The waistcoat with lapels is nice, but the highlight is the cravat – more cravats please, Sart! Also nice to see trousers without turn-ups.

    I’ve noticed quite a few examples of stylish turnout on my trips to Paris – has the place gone downhill recently?

  5. Anonymous

    March 1, 2007 at 9:11 am

    What a face and what an attitude! He looks like he stepped out of an Ingres drawing…

  6. Butch

    March 1, 2007 at 9:15 am

    Well, this guy is dotting and crossing all his fashion i’s and t’s, and to good effect. The shoes seems particularly nice.

    What is it with French men’s tailoring? I always thought it lacked the sexiness and craft of the Italian kind, on the one hand, and the timeless correctness and, well, craft of the British sort on the other. It was all line looking for a place to go. But I think it’s gotten/getting better, more vital, more interesting in some way, as you observe….

  7. Deja Pseu

    March 1, 2007 at 12:25 pm

    Sart, it’s shots like this that make me keep hoping you’ll do a book…this is stunning work.

  8. jaci

    March 1, 2007 at 12:33 pm

    so lovely!
    i love hanging out at the palais royal eating chocolates and watching kids play. that pic just made my dreary rainy day!

  9. Bronwen Davies

    March 1, 2007 at 1:38 pm

    Sart, It doesn’t get any better than this! He is magnificant in every sense! And your photo is entransing-with the pillars-brilliant!

  10. Sempre Libera

    March 1, 2007 at 2:07 pm

    Oh, perfect! This makes me want to reach out and touch every layer of fabric, right down to the leather of his shoes – the colors and textures are so rich!

  11. Anonymous

    March 1, 2007 at 3:35 pm

    I love the muted, rich colors. The green overcoat, the mustardy tan pants and brown shoes are wonderful together.

  12. Cristina

    March 1, 2007 at 3:35 pm

    Lovely buttons on his vest, and I appreciate the way his overcoat is hanging just so from his frame, revealing the layers of his outfit. Flou with tweed and pocketsquare.

    If this man’s place of work is the Palais Royale, je suis verte avec jalousie.

  13. Diane Abapo

    March 1, 2007 at 11:57 pm

    What a scholarly-looking outfit. The colors mesh perfectly.

  14. Anonymous

    March 2, 2007 at 12:44 pm

    In this world where youth is over prized, your pics of classy older men are such a relief.

  15. Anonymous

    March 2, 2007 at 2:58 pm

    martin van buren!

  16. Anna

    March 2, 2007 at 6:03 pm

    I don’t know what Walter Benjamin actually looked like, but this to me is the ideal dust jacket photo of him, with the arcades of the Palais Royal in the background. What a fabulous picture.

  17. NYC Fashionista

    March 2, 2007 at 6:58 pm

    Love his combination of colors. The assortments of green, mustard, and green make this combination absolutely brilliant.

  18. Vanessa

    March 3, 2007 at 1:54 am

    There’s something about this gentleman. His style appears effortless, but as he still takes care. I dig it.

  19. Anonymous

    March 4, 2007 at 7:41 am

    it’s fine except for the purse.

    there are plenty of really good-looking briefcases in the world, if you need to carry more than can fit in yr pockets.

    (overstuffed pockets would of course go quite well with this look.)

  20. Anonymous

    March 5, 2007 at 4:37 pm

    I love that you sometimes show ‘real’ people – not just models or those that are model sized. Good Fashion can translate to everyone

  21. Ms. Tabitha

    March 5, 2007 at 6:15 pm

    Not just wonderful clothes … but wonderful framing and photography as well!

    Love this shot.

  22. savvylondon

    March 8, 2007 at 7:46 am

    top ten fav sartorialist shots ever. the layers, the character, the presence, he just has ‘it.’

  23. germangrantfan

    March 8, 2007 at 12:15 pm

    Everything is great. except for the beard. Older men should especially take care of their top hair and facial hair

  24. Tookl

    March 19, 2007 at 3:15 pm

    Love it! To find great men’s style in Paris, you might try the ministerial quarter. Best dressed men in Paris! Also, the best custom shoemaker on rue Vaneau.

  25. armando vargas

    January 14, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    I am looking for a painting of hans hartung named the café royal de paris .could you help me.

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