Monday, November 2, 2009

On the Street….Rivington St., NYC


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  1. Anonymous

    November 2, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    shoot. nearly perfect.

  2. Lucas Jones

    November 2, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    omfg. how he pulls this off i have no idea. but its perfect on him.

    luv the pocket square. all the details are so perfectly nuanced.

  3. Anonymous

    November 2, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    That's absolutely elegant.

    I am fond of the handkerchief!!

  4. juju ariel

    November 2, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    absolutely phenomenal. beautiful, perfect shot.

  5. Anonymous

    November 2, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    Numero Uno…

    i love it!!!

  6. God's Favorite Shoes!

    November 2, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    OH MY GOODNESS! Where was he going? I love it! He is too smooth!

  7. Anonymous

    November 2, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    Be still my heart!

  8. Escape_Artist

    November 2, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    This man should make us all feel inadequately dressed. Fantastic.

  9. Anonymous

    November 2, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    … Be still my heart!

  10. Beverly Bohan

    November 2, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    This man is…wow. Just wow. It looks like he stepped off a film set.

  11. Anonymous

    November 2, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    first comment!! he looks amazing :)very well put together!!

  12. pour porter

    November 2, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    WOW. It's been awhile since I've seen street fashion that has made an impression on me. This man looks simply amazing.

  13. WebMaster

    November 2, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    What a nice guy !!!! I love the hat!!!

  14. Anonymous

    November 2, 2009 at 12:58 pm


  15. Anonymous

    November 2, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    My favourite in ages! Great to see a real man not a try hard fashionista!

  16. Francesca

    November 2, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    that briefcase is to die for and i love the red tie on the blue shirt. very parisian.

    Francesca <– two girls living in nyc and chicago blogging all things fashion!

  17. Sparks

    November 2, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    It's the briefcase that does it for me.

  18. Anonymous

    November 2, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    So sophisticated!

  19. m. heart

    November 2, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    Now that is classy.

  20. Mikey McFly™

    November 2, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    Now this a look that I'm a fan of… I could do everthing but the hat or could I… hmmm

  21. Maegan

    November 2, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    straight pimpin' …love it.

  22. Style Scanner

    November 2, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    Whooar! That is outstandingly well put together 10/10.

  23. tiBetnChina

    November 2, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    PERFECTION. From the colorways to the stance. Particularly love the neckwear.

  24. coy colleen

    November 2, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    such a class act

  25. Anonymous

    November 2, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    So bloody cool!
    Wearing a suit and a fedora together isn't something you see very often, but it is the most masculine combination of all. And he doesn't even look like a gangster.

  26. The Fancier

    November 2, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    Wow, breathtakingly amazing!! This is so beautifully structured and blod!

  27. Charlie Rygg

    November 2, 2009 at 1:13 pm


  28. S.

    November 2, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    This is the second mention of Rivington street I've heard in the last week.

    Love his briefcase.

  29. Daphne

    November 2, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    LOVE! This is one I would dog ear, were it in your book (and I've done a lot of that!) The red pop that is almost like a wilted flower. The watch. The brim of the hat. The overall shape of that suit. White collar. Slim shoes. Hard case he's carrying. Everything. Even the bring white/silver(?) buttons!! This man knows what he's doing. And the location of the shot. Wow.

  30. Pink Lemonade

    November 2, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    Now this is what cool looks like!

  31. Miss Jo Vos

    November 2, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    Smashing. Love it.

  32. nadine

    November 2, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    just amazing. love the red.

  33. Anonymous

    November 2, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Not my style, but he seems sufficiently confident to get away with the bold red ascot and the floppy pocket square. The fedora and the '70s hardside briefcase work for him, too.

  34. Anonymous

    November 2, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Love love love! That hat! Those shoes! That scarf! I can go on!

  35. Anonymous

    November 2, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    natty hat, great combo with the red cravat/tie,paisley/polka dot and the the underlying check shirt against a canvas of black. Love the jaunty hat positioning. love the length of the pant and the totally retro briefcase.
    loved the fact that I am first most of all.
    -from india !

  36. Francesca

    November 2, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    What a dandy!

  37. Anonymous

    November 2, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    Distinctively a vision of confidence and personal aesthetic

  38. Jonah

    November 2, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    To me this picture is an example of where avant garde just gets to the point of absurd looking. That being said, if that is this gentleman's personal style — more power to him. Maybe he is evoking the same type of extreme irony that we are used to seeing in 'standard hipster style' but done in a different way.

  39. rhai♥laborte

    November 2, 2009 at 1:20 pm

  40. Pearl Westwood

    November 2, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    He looks amazing! You really dont see enough men dressed this well! The hat and breifcase just add an extra exclamation point. Really like the background composition too.

  41. popol

    November 2, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    Very crisp. Lovely.

  42. Anonymous

    November 2, 2009 at 1:23 pm

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  43. Marc Chehade

    November 2, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    What a joy it would be to walk out of the house wearing this outfit. This man is tick tick TICK on the clock.

  44. Anonymous

    November 2, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    Smooth and classy.
    Can not not love it!

  45. = MARIA

    November 2, 2009 at 1:25 pm


  46. HEK

    November 2, 2009 at 1:25 pm


  47. acanthurus

    November 2, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    gorgeous look! thank you!

  48. ingefaer

    November 2, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    I'm impressed – he is dapper

  49. Soren Lorensen

    November 2, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    my friend he met a snapper,

    said "sir, you sure do dress up dapper"

  50. fashionisfor

    November 2, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    LOVE this look…so classy. And I especially love the red bow tie/sash!

  51. paige worthy

    November 2, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    wow, I can't believe this guy is real. He looks amazing!

  52. Anonymous

    November 2, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    I like the fact that early XXth scarves are gettting back. This adding so much to the ensemble.

  53. Miriam Parkman

    November 2, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Cool one!
    More classic hats on men today, please. More.

  54. Sharon

    November 2, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Smashing! If I saw him on the street I wouldn't stop staring.

  55. Danae

    November 2, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    He looks so great and unusual at the same time…like he came out of movie

  56. Melody

    November 2, 2009 at 1:42 pm


  57. kerfuffler

    November 2, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    I would love to see more people wearing hats. (Baseball caps don't count!) So hats off to him for that!

    The shoes however….are so extra-long in the toe region that they make walking awkward and difficult—-think of what it feels and looks like to walk in clown shoes, or flippers both of which have extra length in the front.

    These shoes may look sleek in a still shot, but a lot of elegance in real life depends on the graceful movement of the wearer.

  58. Laurence John

    November 2, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    that's the dude from before with the deep 30s style waistband isn't it ?

  59. Graciela

    November 2, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    this is what every man should dress like. absolutely love this.

  60. aliotsy

    November 2, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    Like The Driver a week ago and The Standard last Wednesday, what really stands out is how he wears it. Confidence from the brim of his hat to the shine of his shoes.

  61. Sabine

    November 2, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    Cool, cooler, coolest!

  62. Javier

    November 2, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    Your picture is great!!!

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  63. Jori

    November 2, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Wauw! What a beautiful gentleman! He reminds me of my father going to work when I was young. Beautiful.

  64. Anonymous

    November 2, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Can someone scream SWAG X10?

    Love his style!!! I love him!!!

  65. Anonymous

    November 2, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    sapeurs from brazzaville!!!!

  66. Margaux Pierre

    November 2, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    wow, very debonaire!

  67. verseastyle

    November 2, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    This outfit is immaculate!

  68. pinkpeas

    November 2, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    oh he looks fabulous!

  69. Anonymous

    November 2, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    This is Leke, he has such a great style. He is a designer as well

  70. Jacqueline

    November 2, 2009 at 2:11 pm

  71. Ross

    November 2, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Really handsome!!!!

  72. flowerpots

    November 2, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    man that man looks sharp as shit

  73. Anonymous

    November 2, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    how he can dress like this and NOT look like a gangster or a pimp takes skill. the flashy shirt, tie, watch, and pocket square screams PIMP. the dark suit and fedora screams GANGSTER. so i'm thinking it's the briefcase that makes this look work. it legitimises things and brings his look back down to earth.

    he wears this as if all men dress like this everyday and it's not out of the ordinary, kind of like the way they did back in the 1930s.


  74. Anonymous

    November 2, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    Original. Seductive. Authentic. Amazing.

  75. Paul Walters

    November 2, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    I love the vintage Samsonite briefcase. Superb!

  76. Thecountess

    November 2, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Perfection! He reminds me of the stylish men in old movies. Great picture!!

  77. Bell

    November 2, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    NO es un icono de la elegancia, parece mas un ganster.
    There is an icon of elegance, seems more a gangster

  78. Anonymous

    November 2, 2009 at 2:29 pm


  79. Ore.Runs

    November 2, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    Mr. COOL!
    His attitude totally rocks up his look love it


  80. Anonymous

    November 2, 2009 at 2:30 pm


  81. kylie

    November 2, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    i'm drooling………….

  82. -h

    November 2, 2009 at 2:31 pm


  83. Edgar C

    November 2, 2009 at 2:35 pm


  84. omarkhayam

    November 2, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    love the briefcase. love the minimalist


    November 2, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    Hi, I think his pants are too large for that kind of suit.


  86. Denise P .

    November 2, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    This man got my heart.
    Really really close to perfection.

  87. The Photodiarist

    November 2, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    That briefcase is really oldschool. Looks like it's from the 80s.

  88. SallyO

    November 2, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    He looks like he just stepped out of a movie! I'll bet he has a million dollars in that briefcase…

  89. suzee

    November 2, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    i need to be him

  90. Anonymous

    November 2, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    The kind of man that every woman would fall for! Confident, stylish, badass, serious. sexy.

  91. AONIE

    November 2, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    so cool!

  92. Juliann Wilding

    November 2, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    gorgeous, perfect, and amazing. be still my heart!

  93. Holly

    November 2, 2009 at 2:53 pm


  94. Anonymous

    November 2, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    Holy cow! Do the pedestrians part and the traffic stop as he passes by?? I read the other posts and have no complaints about this being overdone or costume-y. I just think he's the suavest dude. But not approachable, mysterious in his style and elegance.

  95. life with naomi

    November 2, 2009 at 3:05 pm


  96. liz h

    November 2, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    wonderful! you have style sir!

    thanks sarotorialist for these last two snaps (cool man and foxy lady)- joy to look at

  97. JP

    November 2, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    I'm going to use that idea of the pop of color on a dark blue suit next time I wear mine

  98. Saffron

    November 2, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    great shoes….and everything else!!

  99. Joy Mars

    November 2, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    No way!

    I mean he's great, but does he really exist?

    The shoes are awesome. This is the latest — the elongated toe.

    Who the h. is he? I mean what would he be wearing all that great stuff to?

    There is only one thing I don't think comes up to perfection: the briefcase. It looks like it's from the sixties. Maybe that's the idea, but brings this fantasy down to earth.

    That said, I'm still in love with this pic. I think it's the juxtaposition with the urban environment that makes his slick perfection so dramatic.

  100. La Nimoise

    November 2, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    First impression…..007!

  101. Chelsea

    November 2, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Ah! SO. GOOD!

  102. La Nimoise

    November 2, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    So supple he could break into a Gene Kelly routine…

  103. Amy

    November 2, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Very well put together. He has a great confident look.

  104. T.L

    November 2, 2009 at 3:51 pm

  105. Anonymous

    November 2, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Absolutely beautiful.

  106. Anonymous

    November 2, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    he looks really well put together. I would have liked to see the colorways of the pocket square and cravat change places – to unify the black and white of the suit with the blue patterned shirt.

    I'm a little bummed that people say that a black man in a suit with flare needs to be likened to a like a pimp – one who dominates and sells others for his own profit.

  107. Flor M.

    November 2, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    I´ll ask the same thing Joy Mars asked: DOES HE REALLY EXIST!!!!??
    Not in my block.

  108. davidsl

    November 2, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    "how he can dress like this and NOT look like a gangster or a pimp takes skill. the flashy shirt, tie, watch, and pocket square screams PIMP. the dark suit and fedora screams GANGSTER. so i'm thinking it's the briefcase that makes this look work. it legitimises things and brings his look back down to earth."

    imho, this comment seems racist to me. i find nothing "pimp" or "gangster" about him. my guess is these words would not be used to describe him if he were a white man wearing the same things. the expectation that the only black people that dress well are criminals is simply racist. similar comments by other posters are equally suspect, imho. [fyi and full disclosure: i'm white.]

    that said, my first impression was that this guy was rocking a great look. on closer inspection, i think his jacket sleeves are too short, as are his shirt sleeves, but that overall, the man is a total fashion stud.

  109. Anonymous

    November 2, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Saw him in soho on Friday and thought he would be a perfect muse-I guess you were thinking the same thing. BTW-he was even more impressive in person.

  110. Vanessa

    November 2, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    I love this man.

  111. Christian

    November 2, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Great picture! Like taken out from a movie :-)
    Love the mix with the shirt and scarves!

  112. Giovanni

    November 2, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    Mhhhh… Al very good…. But why that old bag…

  113. sofiasophie

    November 2, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    sexy mac!

  114. Anonymous

    November 2, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    "Bond, James Bond…"

  115. Contempo Ingenue

    November 2, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    this outfit is a work of art! the red tie embellishment…scrumptious!

    the contemporary ingenue

  116. Anonymous

    November 2, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    both the man and the photo are so beautiful. and so new york. love it.

  117. Brigadeiro

    November 2, 2009 at 4:39 pm


  118. Shveik

    November 2, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Seventies style briefcase ruined the perfect dandy look. But I like him anyway: his pants have proper lenght instead of being too short.

  119. Antonio Barros

    November 2, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Wooow! He looks great!

  120. Brian C. Knight

    November 2, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    His name is Mr. Leke. One of Brooklyn's Finest. He could be going to a business meeting or just to the corner of South Portland and Fulton St. in Fort Greene. Mr. Leke is never unsure, he is always dress proper.

  121. Anonymous

    November 2, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Who is he? WOW

  122. [email protected]

    November 2, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Perfection in every little detail.

  123. Stella French

    November 2, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    he is absolutely suave, a true daddy (as we say in philly)

  124. Fashion Maven

    November 2, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    A'ight pimp daddy smooth!

    It should be impossible to pull this off, but somehow he does! I think it's the mojo in his smirk that makes it all work – plus that briefcase brings it back down to reality.

    Man – what a smooth cat.

  125. The Blasphemous Fiendess

    November 2, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    Maybe a little too costume-like. I like the fit of the suit; it seems timeless (although everything in fashion is dateable-sometimes that's okay). I'm not a fan of fancy men and he is a bit too fancy for my taste.

  126. Barbara

    November 2, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Wow! Talk about suave… I absolutely love the hat! :)

  127. Anonymous

    November 2, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    The hat needs to be used as a Frisbee. And that red cravat is just too 19th century. Other than that well done.


  128. Anonymous

    November 2, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    YUM….you have to find his twin in Paris! they would make excellent bookends!

  129. Anonymous

    November 2, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    He is the ultimate~! The ideal~!

  130. Anonymous

    November 2, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    if only i'd taken off work today…you were a block away from my apartment.

    what a fantastic ensemble.

  131. simon

    November 2, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    I'd love to see the contents of his wardrobe!

  132. Anonymous

    November 2, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Marry me!

  133. CW

    November 2, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    I like the main pieces, from the old Samsonite attache to the hat. However, the pointy shoes look both feminine and clownish; I cannot believe that is his real size. Also, the neck ribbons combine with the pointy shoes to take this very macho outfit and turn it far too feminine.

  134. Robyn

    November 2, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    That man is just fantastic!

  135. Anonymous

    November 2, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Wow! Imagine how intimidating he would be in a business meeting! love!

  136. Lolitta

    November 2, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Makes me want to know more about him..who is he? What does he do? I like..

  137. Jane

    November 2, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Fabulous! and I love it that he doesn't have a dead fox around his neck.

  138. Bernardo

    November 2, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Every time I see a guy dressed like this, I want to throw him into a wood chipper.
    This look seems overly contrived, and it is not masculine.
    This is just overly foppish.

  139. Britt

    November 2, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Wow. Just wow. Speechless. J'adore completely.

  140. The Storialist

    November 2, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    The very definition of dapper!

  141. Anonymous

    November 2, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Slick and cool. Nice pic.

  142. Shelley Noble

    November 2, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Spectacular. The clothing is styled to perfection but it's the artful attitude of his stance that sends me swooning.

    It reminds me of the lines a classical dancer from the Erte era would strike.

    Pure art.


    November 2, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Now THAT'S dramatic!

    If one is to wear a black suit – this is definitely one way to do it with style!


  144. Anonymous

    November 2, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Good lord! I think I still have my first attache case; hard-sided just like that the one in the photo. I'd never carry mine again, but it's the blending of the modern with the old that makes the arresting style of that whole outfit.

  145. Alex Folzi

    November 2, 2009 at 8:48 pm


  146. Christopher

    November 2, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    He looks so manly and refined! And I think that the shoes are just as perfect as the rest of his outfit.

  147. Joshua Wolfe

    November 2, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Sick. Now that's a hat.

  148. Anonymous

    November 2, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    Scott, it's your call but I feel this must be stated.

    I'm beginning to think that all the Anonymous comments are from the same person who has not really commented upon any merits displayed by the clothes but rather about an infatuation for the person.

    "Marry me"? LOL

    "The kind of man that every woman would fall for!"? How can you make such a generalisation about every woman?

    I find all this very disturbing.


  149. Anonymous

    November 2, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Darn tootin' Mr Leke is never unsure, Brian C. Knight. Hot damn.

  150. Donnie Gayfield

    November 2, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Wow! The juxtaposition of the red tie, polka dot handkerchief and gingham shirt reminds me of Christian Lacroix's color clashes.

  151. Nick Leonard

    November 2, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    Wow, amazing suit.

  152. unscriptednic

    November 2, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    caught my breath…

  153. This Time Now

    November 3, 2009 at 12:02 am

    He. Is. Stunning.
    Have Mercy!

    Felicia, This Time in Seoul

  154. Anonymous

    November 3, 2009 at 12:25 am

    FYI I finally found out this awesome guy's name: Adeleke Sijuwade I think that the folks photoed deserve a bit more credit – like a name at least.

  155. Anonymous

    November 3, 2009 at 12:29 am

  156. Jennifer

    November 3, 2009 at 12:44 am

    That's one cool cat.

  157. Antonio

    November 3, 2009 at 1:14 am

    While he looks cool, it looks like he totally tried. also, the sleeves are short.

  158. Spardha Malik

    November 3, 2009 at 2:33 am

    wow, smooth and suave!!!!

  159. Anonymous

    November 3, 2009 at 2:43 am

    no need to ask – he's a smooth operator.


  160. Barbara

    November 3, 2009 at 3:58 am

    Splendid, magnificent, a perfect specimen. When martians descend, he's the one they're taking to their leader.

  161. Jencine

    November 3, 2009 at 4:05 am

    This is incredible. I'm not familiar with NYC or where/what part of town this is but… he could fit in just about anywhere. I love his character and the 47 different lifestyles he may have.

  162. Anonymous

    November 3, 2009 at 4:09 am

    I want to work where he works! His air of confidence is probably the most attractive thing about this look.


  163. Bellay

    November 3, 2009 at 5:58 am

    OMG!! wish I could see someone like him in Barcelona (Spain) streets :))
    I'm in love of the whole him and outfit!!! <3 <3

  164. Anonymous

    November 3, 2009 at 6:09 am

    whoa nice!

  165. Jonas

    November 3, 2009 at 6:20 am

    I love it, but the pants should have been just a little slimmer.

  166. cuscochris

    November 3, 2009 at 6:41 am

    dapper – personified

    I bet when he opens that attache case it throws a glowing light on his face just like the one belonging to Marcellus Wallace in Pulp Fiction.

  167. .::Vinda::.

    November 3, 2009 at 6:52 am

    i love how the red tie stands out from his perfect, sleek black suit :) good job. and the suitcase gives him a bolder, more durable look.

  168. Anonymous

    November 3, 2009 at 6:58 am

    look's like he's up to something chicccc

  169. Anonymous

    November 3, 2009 at 7:10 am

    looks like 50 cent got slimmer, borrowed a shirt and something that looks like a melted bow-tie from kanye west, and followed the recommendation from to get that old briefcase.

  170. Ashley

    November 3, 2009 at 7:12 am

    Wow. Very sexy and confident.

  171. RJ

    November 3, 2009 at 7:12 am

    "overly contrived"

  172. openzedoor

    November 3, 2009 at 7:28 am

  173. takai gaijin

    November 3, 2009 at 8:03 am

    I was very taken by this look, great shot. The accessories make this suit look amazing: the hat; the powerful red tie; the square; the watch; and even that briefcase. Let us not forget the confidence on this guy's face. Wow.


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  175. Lainey Seyler

    November 3, 2009 at 10:02 am

    this guy is so bad.ass. love it!

  176. Stiletto Stoner

    November 3, 2009 at 10:58 am

    Dapper dog! Very Chuckles Bass.

  177. Anonymous

    November 3, 2009 at 11:06 am

    wow–I'm speechless! gorgeous man, attire and photo. I might have passed out if I was there–thanks!

  178. AnonymousJK

    November 3, 2009 at 11:24 am

    Talk about: Dapper Dan! This man's look is impeccable!

  179. hi-d

    November 3, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    Wow…now, that's STYLE!

  180. ##Danda##

    November 3, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    IN BRAZIL!!!

  181. Adam

    November 3, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    love the black suit and black cap against the black skin. also approve of the classic-looking slim briefcase.

    the overall look would be far more impressive if the pants were skinnier though. the flared/boot opening looks… childish or something.

  182. Jess

    November 3, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    I want to meet that man! Impeccable, absolutely impeccable.

  183. alexdonald

    November 3, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    He looks like a character from an old movie. What incredible style and charisma.

  184. Anonymous

    November 3, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Cool, love it.

  185. Anonymous

    November 3, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Good lord…what a beautiful man! Rock that hat, buddy…own it…OWN IT!

  186. Anonymous

    November 3, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Wow. that is all.

  187. emmawbyrne

    November 3, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    uuuuuuuuuuuum. So good.

  188. Anonymous

    November 3, 2009 at 10:00 pm


  189. ashford

    November 3, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    so, so good.

  190. Adrienne

    November 3, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    oh yeah Daddy! I would sign a deal or do business with him today!

    dress for that you WANT!

  191. Anonymous

    November 4, 2009 at 12:00 am

    The stance, the position of his hat, the impeccable suit, the flounce of red…I bet he had success in whatever he was headed to.

  192. Sophisticated Misfit

    November 4, 2009 at 2:38 am

    "Anonymous said…


    I nearly coughed up a lung laughing at your comment. Do me the sacrosanct favour and warn people before bursting out with something like that again.


  193. Silvia Bergomi

    November 4, 2009 at 4:17 am



  194. Dan

    November 4, 2009 at 6:16 am

    amazing. plain and simple

  195. Marina Renardeau

    November 4, 2009 at 6:24 am

    He is perfect.

  196. Edel Coffey

    November 4, 2009 at 6:45 am


  197. Nouvelle Fag

    November 4, 2009 at 7:43 am

    marry me

  198. Anonymous

    November 4, 2009 at 8:44 am

    This man is beautiful and formal. (There is a hint here of some historical period which I cannot put my finger on. But I have seen it in paintings somewhere.)

    There is no irony here. I find that black men dress up without the self-consciousness that has to use irony as a defense.

    The comments on this blog that have used the word "pimpin" are patronizing and insulting. But it's just part of depraved pop culture now, I guess.

  199. Tash

    November 4, 2009 at 1:14 pm


  200. Rosa

    November 4, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Dazzling! I wish more men would dress like this and "own it!"

  201. La Boss

    November 4, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    wow, this man looks wonderful.

  202. C. Fiuza

    November 4, 2009 at 5:55 pm


  203. Ljerka-Susanna-Lukic

    November 4, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Ljerka Susanna,

  204. stone

    November 4, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    the cut of his pants=perfection. Also he has devastating looks… such hotness!

  205. le pearl

    November 5, 2009 at 1:40 am

    He looks perfect!

  206. Anonymous

    November 5, 2009 at 2:40 am

    I can't get the complaint by a few that some elements are 'too feminine'. What are you talking about? Is that a bad thing? Go away. This man would be a man even in a skirt. He is an enigmatic, style-oozing character. It is his kind that make a city vibrate and alive. Exciting, inspiring. I love him. And I love the metal details: the watch, the briefcase, the buttons.

    He owns it!

  207. hi10my

    November 5, 2009 at 2:57 am

    So cool!

  208. Max

    November 5, 2009 at 6:27 am

    this is really my us (Austria) people are so conservative dressed :(

  209. Monica

    November 5, 2009 at 6:45 am

    This outfit is perfection!

  210. Bamto

    November 5, 2009 at 7:37 am

    i love black combined with red and blue…and the hat- great combination! AND the trousers have such a perfect fit!not to slim and not too long!great!

  211. gifitting

    November 5, 2009 at 8:49 am


  212. Lena R

    November 5, 2009 at 8:50 am

    This man is the EPITOME of cool. No celebrity or rapper who has ever thought that they were cool needs to take a look at this man. Humphrey Bogart-eat your heart out.

  213. Girls Next Door

    November 5, 2009 at 10:00 am


  214. Ashley

    November 5, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    So classy. I love it.

  215. Cobalt Violet

    November 5, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    O.K. so I have just decided there needs to be some award! That hat? The red? Amazing.

  216. Anonymous

    November 5, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Thank you so much for this! I have a black suit with a similar leg cut to his and I was sad because I thought it was out of style now with all the skinny suits I see around the city. Now I have inspiration to give it another shot!

  217. Anonymous

    November 5, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Accessories and suit are great. But for me it's all about the hand in pocket and the position of the hat.


  218. kathryn

    November 5, 2009 at 11:25 pm


  219. thenewyawka

    November 5, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    One word… confidence.

  220. Natalie Parmelee

    November 6, 2009 at 9:02 am

    Good God!
    Drop Dead Gorgeous

  221. Anonymous

    November 6, 2009 at 12:56 pm


  222. Anonymous

    November 6, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    he looks straight out of a film!

  223. LizPR

    November 6, 2009 at 8:39 pm


    Talk about understanding *fit* to virtuosic levels.

  224. Cutting dash

    November 7, 2009 at 9:48 am

    This guy cuts a mean dash. I bet he can dance too.

  225. Anonymous

    November 7, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    An arresting look, for sure. It immediately caught my eye. Perhaps it's the cocksure stance, the rakish tilt of the hat. He's really owning this.

    The outfit is a little bit '30s mafia (the hat, obviously) and a little bit foppish (the shirt, pointy shoes, pocket square and tie) and a little bit '70s (the long, lean cut of the trousers, the retro briefcase). A weird combination that somehow works. I like that this sensibility exists.

  226. Ken's Lounge

    November 7, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    So confident and masculine. A true sense of style certainly!

  227. Anonymous

    November 8, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    Dude, this man is CRISP!!

  228. bijouxdejais

    November 8, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    This man resides at the pinnacle of style.

  229. Winter Jefferson

    November 8, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    Utterly magnificent. That's panache set to deep jazz music.

  230. Anonymous

    November 8, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    anyone else wondering that the cufflength might be ruining this look?

  231. Victoria

    November 9, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    One word: sharp.

  232. Jovon Higgins

    November 9, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Love It!!!

  233. Photographer

    November 9, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    Cool look

  234. Lilja

    November 9, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    If in this day and age there are men in existence that dress like that… then thank god, there is hope left for mankind!!!

  235. angelicXartiste

    November 10, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    Could every man dress like this just once!

  236. KMButler

    November 11, 2009 at 10:03 am

    I quite agree. The lack of irony and rolled ankly cuffs make this a timeless and refreshing look. I hesitate even to call it a 'look' because that seems to degrade his style; he rises above something as trivial as a 'look'. And that flash of red! Perfection.

  237. Gila

    November 11, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    hell yes!!! suave

  238. Cailean

    November 12, 2009 at 3:45 am

    This guy is the definition of cool!!!!

  239. Little Black Words

    November 17, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    Perfect combination! his suit, his shirt and his skin tone! PERFECT!!!:)
    je l'adore!:)

  240. Anonymous

    November 24, 2009 at 4:27 am

    woah!!! thats my boy leke!!! he is a stylist, designer and specializes in vintage pieces!!!! very suave!!!
    hey leke incase you read this shout out from Abj, Nigeria!!!
    keep doing your thingy thng!!!!

  241. Aaron

    December 9, 2009 at 2:34 am

    WOW!!!!! I mean really WOW!!!!!!!!!

    If this isn't a case of personified individual style I don't know what is. I tip my hat off to your sir, you look absolutely sensational. I love to put more down, but am at a loss for words expressing it. Inspirational

  242. CurioDesign

    December 18, 2009 at 9:47 am

    Really cool!!!

  243. Mark

    January 23, 2010 at 1:11 pm


  244. Anonymous

    August 23, 2010 at 6:37 am

    Incredible. I'm speechless.

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