Monday, March 7, 2011

On the Street…Rue Rivoli, Paris


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  1. Anonymous

    March 7, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    This guy doesnt lack courage.

  2. WobiSobi

    March 7, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    OH MY!! I am not sure about this, I have to let it sink in.

  3. Sophie Mhabille

    March 7, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    rock et vraiment kitch à la fois

  4. Helena

    March 7, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    These are Absolutely Amazing.

  5. TheMen'sSide

    March 7, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Freaking amazing!

  6. 10am ward

    March 7, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    How do you ignore this fellow! I've seen this type of stocking before on the runway, someone remind me!


    March 7, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Somewhat inconspicuous, yet very dope!

  8. Ofelia

    March 7, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    WOW amazing leggings and shoes!

  9. Anonymous

    March 7, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    What an unusual and unexpected sight this must have been. Not every day that we see a man with fishnet stockings adorned with gold and silver beads — this is a brave and intrepid man if I've ever seen one.

  10. Anonymous

    March 7, 2011 at 4:53 pm


  11. A Girl, A Style

    March 7, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Ha! I can't work out whether I love or hate the fact that this man is wearing embellished Sass & Bide leggings that cost more than most people's monthly salary.

    For now, I'll just say: what a great detail to have captured!

    Miss B xx

  12. Clem

    March 7, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    What a good style!!!

    Very nice pictures.

  13. Eugenia Woods

    March 7, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Wow! Look at those (pants?)!

  14. Anonymous

    March 7, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    sass & bide ^^

  15. Patti

    March 7, 2011 at 4:55 pm

  16. Villedela

    March 7, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Definitely interesting… I'm actually very inspired right now.

  17. christianksphotography

    March 7, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    wwoooooo! stockings!

  18. salomé

    March 7, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    amazing look ! ;)

  19. o s o p o l a r

    March 7, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    wooowww!!! perfect style

  20. Vfriedrich

    March 7, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    Those leggings/tights are insane! Wonder if they're self-made (or if they are indeed Sass and Bide)…either way I need a DIY lesson, stat. XO Valerie

  21. Fashion Agony

    March 7, 2011 at 5:17 pm

  22. Anonymous

    March 7, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Is him fashion designer Antonio Marras?

  23. caribbelle

    March 7, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    now that is one funky outfit, then again its Paris. Very interesting, are those leggings?

  24. the style crusader

    March 7, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    oh my goodness!! from the small photo on bloglovin he looked like a cyclist checking a map for directions! this is awesome! so unexpected!! xx

  25. LuxeCouture

    March 7, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Wow that's so cool, but it's a bit quirky!

  26. Greg

    March 7, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    maverick….may have to stud a pair of my brogues now though….

  27. Pauli Rocker

    March 7, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Awesome! following on twitter already xoxo

  28. alessandra

    March 7, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    The provincial part of me says "my goodness" the artistic part says just wow!

  29. Maija

    March 7, 2011 at 5:36 pm



  30. Gosia

    March 7, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Something like a Michael Jackson and Gladiator mix =) Takes a lot of courage and self-confidence to wear such outfit.

  31. Joseph the Butler

    March 7, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    a bit of a Mad Max look, especially with the rough looking coat. brave indeed.

  32. Jessie

    March 7, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    this makes me excited to go to paris next month! he looks so different.

  33. ModPaul

    March 7, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Just WAY to good!!!
    Please POP in…

  34. Anonymous

    March 7, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Coming across someone dressed like this would have made my day. Thanks for at least allowing me a second hand vicarious thrill! That is one very bold look!!!

  35. Natalya's Closet

    March 7, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Wow! Different, yet beautiful! XOXO,

  36. ;D:D

    March 7, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Gutsy indeed!
    Hard to catch the concept but Great Shoes. Great shot.

  37. Anonymous

    March 7, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    I LOVE THIS!!!! Wear can I find these leggings?

  38. mademoiselle mauve

    March 7, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    oh WOW. Fashion week in Paris for sure!!! :o)

  39. beths

    March 7, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    LOVE the setting captured in this photo of a remarkable subject. So juicy!

  40. Stacey Kelly

    March 7, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    i miss paris…
    he's hcore.

  41. Anonymous

    March 7, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    English eccentric? German decadence?

  42. Loveable Scamp

    March 7, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    Love the shoes, the whole outfit is fantastic but I just adore the shoes!


  43. billie

    March 7, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    Wow! Totally surprising + daring.

  44. 4th Generation

    March 7, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    He reminds me of the anglosaxon/winterized version of Thoth

    A street performer that used to be in New York City performing in the tunnels of central park.(is he still there?)

    There is a thrill of discovering such wonderful oddities. It makes my life feel less "THX 1138" -ish.

  45. Angeles Almuna Design

    March 7, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    WOW! Speechless …… sometimes we need this kind of people.
    Thank you the Sartorialist!

  46. Simone Hester Creative Photography

    March 7, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Looks like a modern day gladiator with a little flash….

  47. PDXer To Be

    March 7, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Huh. Now I'm just left wondering what the rest of the ensemble looked like…

  48. Davidikus

    March 7, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    The tights/leggins are certainly very daring!

  49. *sunday*

    March 7, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    i could've sworn those tights he is wearing are Sass & Bide but didnt think they did guys stuff.. although I guess it doesnt have to menswear – its what you make of it really, isnt it..

  50. Caroline

    March 7, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    How fantastic! I'm going to Paris in three days and am SO excited.

  51. Arthurs House

    March 7, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Wherever he is going I want to go too.

  52. Francesca

    March 7, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    those tights are phenomenal!


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  53. Taobao

    March 7, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    You got the first place on fashion blog on Google, so just checked out.. :D

  54. The_Dark_Lady_2

    March 7, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    I love how people dress in amazing things like this just to entertain! I'm sure he gets lots of second glances! Great pic!

  55. a Broad

    March 7, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Brave comes to mind… warm blooded (unless it is warmer than I thought in Paris right now) and dressed up with someplace to go also comes to mind :)

  56. thepersonalstyleconsultant

    March 7, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Wow…I wonder if he made the tights himself…Definitely unique!

  57. MSlattery

    March 7, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Holy Mackerel!I love that he is looking at a map.

  58. Anonymous

    March 7, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    the paris metro station is designed by guimard. it's a real beauty.

  59. Caddy

    March 7, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Props to this dude. I like the contrast between his out there outfit (those leggings) and what he's doing ( something ubiquitous (studying a sign).

  60. ADJ

    March 7, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Ballsy. I like how fearless he is.

  61. pau

    March 7, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    what a cool man!!

  62. M. Lim

    March 7, 2011 at 10:52 pm


  63. S'AMUSE®- SAM TK

    March 7, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    fabulous moment, brilliantly done- I wonder where he is off to? I would love to see more details of coat/skirt/leggings/stockings…

  64. SOFIA

    March 7, 2011 at 11:38 pm


  65. SOFIA

    March 7, 2011 at 11:42 pm


  66. meenal @ maison marigold

    March 7, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    This brings back memories from last October…though I wasn't lucky enough to run into this gentleman!!Talk about guts!! xx meenal

  67. Anonymous

    March 8, 2011 at 12:08 am

    Hélas! I can't swallow this one! Quelle tragedie to come face to face with my own squareness!!

  68. thriftycent

    March 8, 2011 at 12:27 am

    I just hope none of those pins open up and stab him. It's happened to me before.


  69. Andre Gorr

    March 8, 2011 at 1:16 am

    WOW!!!! what a GENT!!!!
    thanks for great shot!!!!

  70. Miss Molly

    March 8, 2011 at 1:53 am

    wow… i like his courage to wear this! he pulls it off!

  71. Black Cat Vintage

    March 8, 2011 at 1:53 am

    Wonder where he's headed!

  72. Anonymous

    March 8, 2011 at 2:32 am

    what are those?!

  73. Anonymous

    March 8, 2011 at 2:38 am

    sass and bide ingenuity right there.. my question is how he fits in them? they were such a tiny make!

  74. Anonymous

    March 8, 2011 at 2:48 am

    It's carnival in Germany, maybe in France too?

  75. Mzo Ntuli

    March 8, 2011 at 3:19 am

    Interesting look!

  76. liza

    March 8, 2011 at 3:46 am

    That's amazing. He pulls them off.

  77. Fashion Marked

    March 8, 2011 at 3:51 am

    can't wait til spring, the picture is so nice.

  78. MELISSA Z.

    March 8, 2011 at 4:12 am

  79. Anonymous

    March 8, 2011 at 4:12 am

    Oh yeah! Great! I like it!

  80. LUKA

    March 8, 2011 at 4:27 am

    ooooh great!!!! NICA VERY NICE!!!:)
    see you. i love your blog:)

  81. Anonymous

    March 8, 2011 at 4:58 am

    I am afraid I know him.

  82. Anja

    March 8, 2011 at 5:35 am

    Ohh, interesting! :)

  83. rapi

    March 8, 2011 at 5:46 am

    steampunk taken to a new level…brilliant…

  84. lvng_mrtyr

    March 8, 2011 at 5:54 am

    OH MY. Unexpected, it's beyond quirky. I can't quite decide how I feel about this. Kudos for taking such a risk.

  85. la casita

    March 8, 2011 at 6:00 am

    the important thing is to feel good in what you wear… this guy has fantasy!
    ; D

  86. isawsomethingnice

    March 8, 2011 at 6:04 am

    im wondering how it would look without the coat, i think this is what makes the picture so interesting.

  87. Anonymous

    March 8, 2011 at 7:03 am

    you have to admire him but i'm not convinced. Are they rolled-back socks?

  88. Anonymous

    March 8, 2011 at 7:15 am


  89. Stella

    March 8, 2011 at 7:20 am

    If this were the catwalk, instead of the street, everybody could call him genious. It´s difficult to make people stare at you nowadays, so.. bravo!

  90. Anonymous

    March 8, 2011 at 7:39 am

    A wild Scotsman?

  91. Anonymous

    March 8, 2011 at 7:43 am

    I'm all for something quirky and avant garde but this is a miss. Something is off. The leggings and shoes translate to rebellious youth but of course the upper half does not. He's sending a confusing message.

  92. KC

    March 8, 2011 at 7:48 am

    for some reason i am both scared and fascinated by this look.

  93. She's Carmen

    March 8, 2011 at 7:55 am

    amazing!! what´s these leggins?pants? he´s fantastic!!!!!

  94. Marco

    March 8, 2011 at 8:03 am

    who write is that man you see!
    Somebody is right: the most amazing thing on the photo is the design of the metrotable!!
    who wrote that i was in Sass&Bide leggins, is right!!
    thank you Scott

  95. Caitlin

    March 8, 2011 at 8:05 am

    …and this is why the world is wonderful.

  96. Jack Daniel

    March 8, 2011 at 8:08 am

    The most original outfit shown on your whole blog since the start back in 2005.

  97. Wild Flower

    March 8, 2011 at 8:15 am

    He has surprise legs and feet!

  98. Rosie

    March 8, 2011 at 8:35 am

    This picture put a big smile on my face this morning – love it! Good for him! :D

  99. Diogo Torres

    March 8, 2011 at 8:36 am

  100. Anonymous

    March 8, 2011 at 8:38 am

    awfully cute! )))

  101. UnaBb

    March 8, 2011 at 8:47 am


  102. Anonymous

    March 8, 2011 at 8:58 am

    Patrick McDonald said to me about New York, "Don't be afraid. Just come here. And be yourself." I see the same is true of Paris.

    This guy has the courage of his convictions. I love him. He is my hero. Or, as McDonald himself might say, "Just dandy."

  103. Anonymous

    March 8, 2011 at 8:58 am

    This gentleman's my hero for today.

  104. CAYA

    March 8, 2011 at 9:02 am


  105. Anonymous

    March 8, 2011 at 9:20 am

    and it was SO cold in Paris this week, you have to admire him.

  106. Hosh

    March 8, 2011 at 9:20 am

    I know this has nothing to do with the clothes but I LOVE the font on that sign!

  107. Copper Etiquette

    March 8, 2011 at 9:22 am



    March 8, 2011 at 10:09 am

    gorgeous look…great pics

  109. Newburgh Restoration

    March 8, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Oh – my – goodness!

    Looks like he has a secret life a burlesque dancer or something. lolol. Thanks goodness my hubby is not that brave. that's another level.

  110. Momma Peach @ Yankee and Peach

    March 8, 2011 at 10:39 am

    He reminds me of a fellow I snapped many years ago near the Arc de Triomphe, who was dressed in all leather and was leading a (live!) chicken on a leather lead. There were strands of twinkling lights behind him and wreaths hanging in shop windows – and the mood was perfect, bizarre, and fabulous.
    Needless to say, it was my Christmas card that year.

  111. Saw Lady

    March 8, 2011 at 10:50 am

    I love this guy's shoes! Black with silver spikes is actually in vogue right now in NYC (sold at stores on Madison Ave!)

    To '4th Generation' above:
    I believe Thoth is now travelling around the USA.

  112. Posh Tater

    March 8, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Wow. This guy looks awesome.

  113. Tofu

    March 8, 2011 at 11:23 am

  114. joe t

    March 8, 2011 at 11:26 am

    LOVE the photo, for some crazy reason i don't it too much,,, would like to see what happens when he open his coat?

  115. Anonymous

    March 8, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Heavens, where is my sewing basket? And my Beadazzler, which suddenly does not seem like a silly thing to have around? I am itching to give some new life to an old pair of leggings!

    Sart, this is why I agree with your words about looking at runway photos, whether you can afford luxury clothes or not. You can be pretty broke, but still learn from designers, and benefit from their good ideas. It is the same reason that a person who paints as a hobby should visit galleries and museums. Inspiration is a treasure, and it is usually free!

  116. Allen

    March 8, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    if this is his day-wear, exactly what does he wear to the disco?

  117. Nathan

    March 8, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    I think this guy looks great. It makes such a change from the usual rolled up jeans and scuffed shoes. :)

  118. nireenoel

    March 8, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    fearless! i love it.

  119. Anonymous

    March 8, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    get OUT!

  120. †ELMO†

    March 8, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    OH MY GOSH!! I just can clap for this one!!

  121. Anonymous

    March 8, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Very cool! Glad guys like him exist, they brighten up the world.

  122. Anonymous

    March 8, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Amazing !

    I was with him at the press presentation of Galliano !! I can say that he was really proud of his look despite the black look of other people .. And this is great !

  123. Naftali Stern @ The Bohmerian

    March 8, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    This a great shot. What a great contrast to the art nouveau metalwork.

    theBohmerian – A design and style blog for the Bohemian American.

  124. Anonymous

    March 8, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    no, I'm sorry, don't like it at all. But I would like to have a little of his courage to wear this clothes and have to deal with people looking and maybe staring at him.

  125. Alyssa

    March 8, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    sass & bide leggings!

  126. komal97

    March 8, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    love the sequins and colors but not for a man i think and it reminds me of an indian outfit that i have :)

  127. Anonymous

    March 8, 2011 at 5:57 pm


  128. Anonymous

    March 8, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Hmmm, not working for me.

  129. Melvin Ho

    March 9, 2011 at 12:45 am

    Mad Max-ing!!! Love it. Wondering what's it look like inside.

  130. kendal croix.

    March 9, 2011 at 1:51 am

    so very unique.

  131. Anonymous

    March 9, 2011 at 3:47 am

    Reassuringly daring.

  132. Anonymous

    March 9, 2011 at 5:49 am

    not the only man to rock some sass & bide
    love it. good on him!

  133. Anonymous

    March 9, 2011 at 8:49 am

    those leggings are from Sass & Bide. Cool!

  134. Anonymous

    March 9, 2011 at 11:39 am

    O my gosh!

  135. Anonymous

    March 9, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Road Warrior meets belly dancer!
    Way cool!

  136. Bryn

    March 9, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    does anyone know if these are Givenchy from two seasons ago or something else????

  137. Fernanda

    March 9, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    OMG I loooove Sass & Bide! Their ménage of materials is absolutely amazing! But I am not quite sure that this trend works on a guy…

  138. Anonymous

    March 9, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    faux dandy punk

  139. samecookiesdifferent

    March 10, 2011 at 7:50 am

    just amazing, fell in love love love

    the cookies

  140. Anonymous

    March 10, 2011 at 9:59 am

    @anonymous 10.14 pm (1)

    the paris metro station is designed by guimard. it's a real beauty.

    brilliant! lol

  141. nina

    March 10, 2011 at 11:50 am

    it reminds me of mad max (the one with tina turner) outfits…I must say really brave !

  142. Anonymous

    March 10, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Is the jacket a Burberry I wonder? There is something British about him

  143. Ferme

    March 11, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Love the blue socks folded under. This guy is not afraid of attention.

  144. Anonymous

    March 11, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    This Art Nouveau moment brought to you by…..

  145. soshoemi

    March 11, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    A stranger in Paris. Giving the prosaic an edge. Great shot.

  146. Gueibor

    March 12, 2011 at 9:14 am

    Meet Dr. Sequino, arch enemy of Professor Badass.

  147. The Girl in the Dirty Shirt

    March 13, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    first thing i thought was "What are his legs made out of?!"

    very cool and ballsy.


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  149. Angel Nicholls

    March 25, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    These are the Sass and Bide ones! I absolutely love! I have a london version of this leggings too. I think he looks fabulously courageous and edgy. Very cool.

  150. ak

    March 27, 2011 at 2:54 am

    He's got this updated slightly 'pearly king' touch! LOL

  151. jefflee

    February 11, 2012 at 8:23 am

    LOL! This is awesome!

  152. ipingtan

    February 24, 2013 at 5:00 am


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