Wednesday, October 17, 2012

On the Street…..quai Malaquais, Paris


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  1. CindyK

    October 17, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    such a well thought out and interestingly tailored ensemble!

  2. Irene's Closet

    October 17, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    nice socks :D


    • The 3 F's

      October 17, 2012 at 5:39 pm

      Socks seem to be back in the limelight as of late. I like the idea of something comfortable and functional being featured. It’s nice to add a splash of style and excitement in an unexpected place (like wrapped around your ankles). Lovely.

    • SM

      October 18, 2012 at 12:49 am

      That’s what I thought,
      It looks like his pants have been shrunk in the wash.

    • io

      October 24, 2012 at 9:54 am

      do you think the socks would help his super think proportions if the dots and background were reversed and they were more an extension of his pants?

  3. R. Anne

    October 17, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    So handsome and so well dressed.

  4. Big M

    October 17, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Very Ozwald Boateng kind of style. Print on his tie and shirt are echoed in the ironwork on the window in the background. Good catch!

  5. NBI

    October 17, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Thats one hell of a suit!
    Love the choice of colours – Timeless navy blue mixed with bordeaux is beautiful!!

  6. Q

    October 17, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Wow! Audacieux et magnifique!

  7. Tony

    October 17, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Not a fan of the pants!!!!!! This is the natural (and silly) progression of a trend, e.g., the Zoot Suit!

    • io

      October 17, 2012 at 3:54 pm

      absolutely, the pants are too tight and too short. he’s already thin enough and tall enough, he looks like he is growing as he stands there. also he needs to pull his shirt sleeves out from the jacket.

      love the glasses jacket shirt tie and socks – fantastic!

    • Alexander

      October 17, 2012 at 5:18 pm

      That has nothing to do with a zoot suit except the fact that the trousers are short. And they are not that short actually, they just appear to be shorter as a natural consequence of wearing knee length socks.

      It is a pitty that we dont see any cuff, and that his jacket is pulling….

      But all over very good job.!

    • hamidmilano

      October 18, 2012 at 7:00 am


    • Helen

      October 18, 2012 at 8:12 am

      Yeah interesting outfit but the trousers do seem rather smallll to me…

  8. Lelli Family

    October 17, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    I love this outfit … Beautiful socks beautiful loafers

    xo Daddy Lele from Lelli italian fashion family

  9. lili

    October 17, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    The colors are beautiful and match very well but honestly, the pants like that are ridiculous

  10. Becky Bedbug

    October 17, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Wow, those socks are such a great statement! I love the perfect blend of colours. What a dapper gentleman!


  11. Simbarashe

    October 17, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    The double-breast continues!
    This looks like something Prince would wear.

  12. Rafaella Ramos

    October 17, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Uaaau! Very exotic!! I loved the audacity to put a purple suit!

  13. marilena

    October 17, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    wow!beautiful picture!what a beautiful combination of socks with the suit, then the shoes are amazing!

  14. Name*Karen Koko Mitchell

    October 17, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    ahhhhh….interesting….he is WORKIN’ that suit…you always find the most interesting people…

  15. Marián

    October 17, 2012 at 2:33 pm

  16. Laura

    October 17, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    I love this style! The socks are so unexpected, but it so nice!

  17. m

    October 17, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Fab outfit, but I wish he was smiling!!!

  18. Polly

    October 17, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Amazing! Love the subtle match of the socks and shirt.

  19. Inés Cruz (@Ines_Cruz)

    October 17, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Although I love the pallette he’s wearing, and I’m in love woth both his shoes and socks, I can’t keep thinking that those pantas are way to short for good taste.

  20. Kate

    October 17, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    This is a man with a brilliant imagination :)


  21. Jennifer

    October 17, 2012 at 2:45 pm

  22. kcomekarolina

    October 17, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    that looks fab!

    xoxo from rome


    October 17, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Speechless, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  24. Stephanie

    October 17, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    LOVE his outfit!! Those matching polka dot socks are perfect!


  25. WULU

    October 17, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    I need a pair of those socks in my life.

  26. Xeana

    October 17, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Great trendy shade of Bordeaux! Cute socks with polka dots ))


  27. irene

    October 17, 2012 at 3:07 pm

  28. Liz

    October 17, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    awesome look he has

  29. Jack

    October 17, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Actually it looks like something his 12 year old brother should wear, it would probably fit. Isn’t about the sleeve or trouser length, it’s the fit…except across the shoulders, the suit is 2 sizes too small. Would like to watch him sit down.

    • Patrick

      October 18, 2012 at 9:24 am


  30. c.kats

    October 17, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    um… no.
    the pants are ridiculous… and why? to show off super matchy socks…?
    what makes a fun pair of socks interesting and the short pant stylish is proportion, paired with the allure of seeing a man sans socks or the surprise peek at a quirky set of socks… not how well you matched your suit to your socks to your shoes to your watch …

    • dcinDC

      October 17, 2012 at 9:16 pm

      Yes! You said what I just did a minute ago – I had not seen your comment about a “surprise peek at a quirky set of socks”. They should be exactly that – a nice little surprise that people can see when you walk or sit down – in much the same way that cologne should be a treat for those who get close enough to you. OK, I actually like to wear a little more than that, but no one’s ever complained ;o).

      • Energieq

        October 22, 2012 at 10:58 am

        On what basis are you people able to proclaim that anything should or should not be??! “Socks should show in this manner, or that manner”; what nonsense! If this kid wants to walk around half naked, let him! You are not the holder of rules on what constitutes “correct” dressing or not…and who the hell says he is trying to match your standards of what is right or wrong. I bet you he is trying to say exactly that: eff you to anyone who dare try tell him what to wear and how to wear it!

        • Yes!

          October 22, 2012 at 1:45 pm

          I agree wholeheartedly! Yes, yes and YES. Let everyone run free. Let them wear what they want to wear as long as it makes them feel happy, creative and alive!

          • Chris

            November 4, 2012 at 8:53 pm

            Well, we are free to judge and critique and I agree that he looks silly. It’s not my cup of tea and I am more of a traditionalist, but to each their own I say. I am not saying he has to dress like I would like to… but as readers of Sartorialist, we have a right to speak our mind. You have your fashion standards and I have mine.


    October 17, 2012 at 3:35 pm

  32. Sleet

    October 17, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    I fell in love.

  33. dipitblack

    October 17, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Beautiful picture!
    Love his burgundy suit
    and those socks are marvelous!


  34. itch

    October 17, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    nah, the suit`s obviously too small, altough he knows to wear it well. nice shot

  35. Cécile

    October 17, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Ah ah, je vois dans ce costume avant tout une grande influence venant des “sapeurs” africains mais adaptée “à la française” si l’on peut dire en gardant un costume d’une couleur uniforme et actuelle. Je pense que sa tenue vestimentaire est vraiment un reflet de sa “multiculturalité” et c’est exactement ce que je trouve beau et intéressant! Désolée, je reste en français je ne sais pas vraiment bien retranscrire tout cela en anglais… Anyway I love it!

  36. Anthony

    October 17, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Immaculate. I’ll leave out that everything shrunk in the wash.

  37. Pauline

    October 17, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    The colour of the suit is beautiful and those appearing socks are just FIERCE!!!

  38. lomo76

    October 17, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    wow!very cool


  39. Debrah

    October 17, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    absolutely silly! but…he pulls it off;)

  40. MaricruzLA

    October 17, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    He looks awesome on burgundy!

  41. Miss Carole

    October 17, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Paris, Paris, Paris… waouh, quel style :)

  42. Fashionistus

    October 17, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    I really like the look, but the practical man side of me can not get past the intensely short tailored pants. I would get so little wear out of such a great suit.

  43. Miss Carole

    October 17, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Paris, Paris, Paris… quel style :)

  44. Franka

    October 17, 2012 at 5:08 pm


    ♥ Franka

  45. Rocco

    October 17, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    What a legs, it looks like an “arc de triomphe”!!!

  46. Amaia

    October 17, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    I love when an outfit surprises me as I scroll down the page :)

    • Mmmmmissy

      October 18, 2012 at 1:09 pm

      uh huh!

  47. Zangolotina Image

    October 17, 2012 at 5:30 pm



  48. Sevan

    October 17, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Such a handsome young man but I say no to the shrinking suit !
    He would look so good in a simple T and jeans.

  49. Esther

    October 17, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    love how he makes the classy outfit fun with polka dot socks (:

    Esther xx

  50. dcinDC

    October 17, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Still don’t get the Thom Browne too little suit thing – just looks stupid, totally ruining anything that might otherwise have been good about this. Thanks.

  51. Fabio

    October 17, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Great color, but the fit of those pants is horrible

    The Bespoke Dudes

  52. Antoinette

    October 17, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    I love the colour combination. Smile ! you look fabulous.

  53. monkeyshines

    October 17, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    fabulous suit!


  54. phillip mastroianni

    October 17, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    love the frames.

  55. Videolite

    October 17, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Amazing! Love it. A proper dancehall dandy!

  56. Nx

    October 17, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    All the negative comments!! you are all so mean! If you haven’t got anything good to say, don’t say anything at all.

    He looks really great, he’s young, experimental and extremely ballsy, and that’s why, I imagine, Scott took his picture . I would like to see a few more photos of his other ensembles!!

    More please…!!

    • dcinDC

      October 17, 2012 at 9:09 pm

      Sorry, but we don’t all ALWAYS like everything we see here. Most “negative” comments aren’t generally presented to be mean spirited, rather we are just saying what we might not like about a given outfit. I’ll say again, he DOESN’T “look really great” if his clothes don’t fit. The already short pants are hiked up, and are so tight, you can see where his socks end. I wear cute socks too, but wait til I sit down when my pants ride up naturally, and people can enjoy them. Curious if Scott thinks this suit truly “fits” or not. By my standards, it does not. I still give him kudos for trying something different, tho.

  57. milex

    October 17, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    I am speechles.


    October 17, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    I applaud the bravura, but wince at the end result. The trousers look as though they were already short and have been hitched just a little further to be just a little shorter. They remind me of those godawful jeggings (and, in the avoidance of hypocrisy, I must state I own one pair).

  59. Angela

    October 17, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Great suit and great socks. I love funky socks!

  60. stefano

    October 17, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    i love burgundy suits, but how does he manage to keep he s socks up?

    i tend to wear skinny suits, but i always find myself pulling my socks up.

  61. Paul

    October 17, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Kudos to the genteleman for being able to pull off this look! I admire his panache.

    Personal taste aside, the trousers are ridiculous and not flattering. Nor will this look last. Why can’t people buy clothes that fit properly?

  62. Bohemian Style

    October 17, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Not sure about the socks but super love the burgundy..

  63. Micah

    October 17, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    I love the outfit, however the suit seems to be about 2 inches to short everywhere.

  64. Rohn

    October 17, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Imaginative….but oh, so fiercely ugly. Honestly, there is little to commend in terms of a fashion-forward statement. Just look at his face: I would be glum too if someone dressed me in this!!Ai..yai..yai.

  65. jessie

    October 17, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    this is what we in my friendship circle call “doing the most.” yikes.

  66. (@Tokyofaces)

    October 18, 2012 at 12:55 am

    Love the socks!

    Tokyo street fashion:

  67. Tracey

    October 18, 2012 at 1:38 am

    I think he looks amazing,wish he lived in my village!

  68. Mr. Andy

    October 18, 2012 at 1:57 am

    He doesn’t look very happy.

  69. Gregory

    October 18, 2012 at 2:35 am

    i like the colors combination
    don’t really like the pants

  70. Damie

    October 18, 2012 at 3:47 am

    Me like! Who said everything has to be perfect. I love.

  71. Rémi

    October 18, 2012 at 3:58 am

    The socks might be this new little swedish brand “HAPPY SOCKS”…..but I’m not sure

  72. Serdane

    October 18, 2012 at 4:29 am

    He is so stylish ! Love his suit.

  73. miss tastemaker

    October 18, 2012 at 4:39 am

    i’m loving all the deeper reds and burgundies showing up for the fall.
    the socks make the outfit.

  74. Lieke

    October 18, 2012 at 5:22 am


  75. Alessia

    October 18, 2012 at 5:50 am

    love him!!:)


  76. *sP

    October 18, 2012 at 6:21 am

    i just don’t care for this outfit. he is good looking and we all know that usually gives people extra license with breaking rules.
    from the color choice to the tailoring, this is one very, very aware individual. aware of what he put on, considered the reaction it would garner, aware that the look is wild. for that many kudos and for having a great spin on Les Sapeurs suited look.
    for the good or the bad, i much prefer this to a slovenly pair of unwashed jeans and logo tee.

  77. David Daley

    October 18, 2012 at 8:02 am

    Mboko has got to be the best dresed man is Paris!


  78. JR

    October 18, 2012 at 8:06 am

    If the pants fell without the wrinkles and didnt look like he just grew too tall for them, I could go for his look. The attention to detail, like well shined shoes shows elsewhere so would like to see it follow through. Maytbe he pants are just a tad too tight at the calf, otherwise he looks superb!

  79. Monsieur Marcel

    October 18, 2012 at 10:03 am

    Don’t think the pants are any help; perhaps if they were shorts–cut just above the knees–then we’d have to do something about those socks…I’m a bit flummoxed…but worth the challenge.

  80. LIZPR

    October 18, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Oh my god, I LOVE this. He deserves a MEDAL for this look, the style, the fit, thinking a men’s suit waaaaay out of the polka dot box!!!!

  81. Debbie T

    October 18, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Pleasing on the eye from the knees up, but those trousers scream ‘fashion victim!!’. Shame, because he’s certainly got style!!

  82. MacGuffin

    October 18, 2012 at 11:29 am

    The whole ‘too short’ trouser thing is getting a bit old. Nice socks, but we don’t need to see SO much of them.

  83. Mmmmmissy

    October 18, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    love his legs!

  84. une chatte grise

    October 18, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    This is so utterly weird, and is worn with such conviction, that it actually works for me. There’s something almost 18th-century about the look created by the trousers & socks.

  85. Jorge Esclapez

    October 18, 2012 at 1:22 pm


  86. jenni

    October 18, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    love love love

  87. Abdel

    October 18, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    The suit is simply amazing and oh…those socks! Amazing

  88. Molly

    October 18, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    I’ve seen that guy before in Paris! He was wearing the best outfit I’d ever seen.

  89. WULU

    October 18, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    those socks > life.

  90. Tina

    October 18, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    The colors are to die for.
    Love love love!

  91. Caroline

    October 18, 2012 at 9:25 pm


  92. A Fine Balance

    October 19, 2012 at 8:25 am

    Loving the burgundy suit and socks just peeking through.
    Stylish, classic and chic.

  93. Elizabeth

    October 19, 2012 at 11:20 am

    This is fantastic!

  94. Lord Byron

    October 19, 2012 at 11:58 am

    The mix of colours are superb, but the suit is ver sort!

  95. Mark

    October 19, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    No…no…no and no!! The suit is way too short, especially the slacks–the color combo is not bad. He looks kinda not happy to be a guy dressed in such a whimsical way. Like he was being held hostage at a costume party. He wouldn’t last two minutes in my neighborhood unless it was Halloween.

  96. Ken

    October 19, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Absolutely love this outfit, the socks, the suite, and the color, he totally pulls it off!!!

  97. amin oglu esteban

    October 20, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    oooh Bağcılar Stayla

  98. Lebo

    October 21, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    No, no, no!

  99. Carine

    October 22, 2012 at 10:16 am

    A couple of years ago, this elegant young man was my junior assistant and believe me, everyday he was dressed so beautifuly that it was a pleasure to see him coming. Add to that that he is incredibly sweet !

  100. Energie

    October 22, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Best post I’ve seen on here for ages! This young man looks INCREDIBLE!!

  101. Kailonn Cooksey

    October 22, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Fantastic!! The wine color. The tailoring. The well thought out accessories. Everything is magnificent!! This has made my entire day.

    • mine too!

      October 22, 2012 at 1:49 pm


    • Ryan

      October 25, 2012 at 6:01 am

      The tailoring??? Gotta be kidding me…

  102. gate

    October 23, 2012 at 1:07 am

    crying out for attention. too obvious.

  103. Shawtwenty

    October 23, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    I remember trying H&M trousers that were really too short like those.. It’s impossible to pull off if you have any leg muscle, and hard to wear without taking the risk of looking ridiculous !

  104. Jose Antonio

    October 23, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    No… I don’t like. :(

  105. Dee

    November 13, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    I quite like it. The fit is unusual, and surprising, but somehow works for him. He’s definitely got a unique style.

  106. Juliette

    November 24, 2012 at 8:16 am

    perfect. Love the colours! the socks and the blueish/grey’s under the jacket are a really nice addition.

  107. Christopher Y

    December 2, 2012 at 6:53 am

    so SPOT ON!!!!!!! <3
    love the whole ensemble…

  108. Uncle Dolan

    December 6, 2012 at 9:36 am

    This is quite a stunning look in my opinion, but one thing I would like to see is the trousers be *even shorter*. I would say take another 6-8 inches off the bottom and you’ve got yourself a real, strong, deep, hard, fast, strong (did I say strong?), full look ready for the Autumnal season.

    This is fantastic, luv it!

    -Uncle Dolan

    • Toby Larone

      December 6, 2012 at 10:02 am

      I’m not sure I agree with Mr Dolan,

      I really like the trouser length, however to really make a statement I’d possibly lose the Jacket and pair the shirt /tie combo with a striking transitional knit.

      The contrast of texture and style would then really set you apart from the crowd.


    • Shon Konnery

      December 7, 2012 at 11:55 am

      I totally agree with your sentiments. What I’d like to see in addition to your suggestions is a hat of some sort. A bowler hat maybe? I’m wondering why he’s wearing a silver tie bar and not a burgundy one? Perhaps he is color blind. This small detail really lets the whole look down IMO.

      Overall 2/10.

  109. Uncle Dolan

    December 7, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Hiya Toby & Shon,

    Actually, your names sound familiar – do I know you from somewhere? Were you at the Milan Fashion Show ’08?

    Anyway, Shon – a “bowler hat” is so early-November 2012. I can’t see how that would go with such a awe-inspiring look such as this. Toby, (i’m sure i’ve met you before) don’t you think we should be seeing more sock? More Leg, just more of everything? Not too high though, eh? Don’t want to see everything. ifyouknowwhatimean.jpeg

    I’d love to see more of this on the high street.

    +1 for effort.

  110. Coulda shoulda woulda

    December 29, 2012 at 8:51 am


    August 8, 2013 at 12:37 am

    I luv him!

  112. سریال رقص روی شیشه

    April 22, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    I luv him


    May 6, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    very good . thanks

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    January 14, 2019 at 11:37 am

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    January 29, 2019 at 6:03 am

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