Friday, March 2, 2007

On the Street……Rue Saint-Honore, Paris

I love his tie choice with this look


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  1. Anonymous

    March 3, 2007 at 12:13 am

    really brilliant. love the wide lapels. the watch is quite whimsical, anachronistic almost, though it’s probably unintended.

  2. Graeme

    March 3, 2007 at 4:19 am

    Even better is the shape of his jacket, the choice of colours for his pants & jacket!

    Shame about the choice of white for shirt – though the collar is great.

  3. Anonymous

    March 3, 2007 at 4:35 am

    oh what a cutie :)

  4. canfraggle

    March 3, 2007 at 6:09 am

    It’s a simple combination, but it works well. What catches my eye?

    Nice collar on the shirt. Quite a wide spread but the points tuck very neatly underneath the jacket.

    Classic width of the tie. Bit wider and fuller than a lot of ties you see these days since the trend is towards skinnier, but matches well with …

    The jacket! The real star of the show. The width of the lapels remind me of YSL jackets and I like the very high notches on the lapels themselves. It’s an elegant fabric too, sea blue with a shadow stripe. The slightly wrinkling gives it a bit of character. No pocket square? The right choice. The lapels are prominent and the breast pocket seems a little low, you’ve already got the hacking pocket on one side, an extra pocket square might be too fussy.

    Other minor things … single pleated pants, quite low waisted, nice mix of contemporary and classic. Not crazy about the black chronograph, but can’t win ‘em all.

    Classy threads.

  5. Anonymous

    March 3, 2007 at 7:53 am

    love the fit of his suit, and such a baby face…creat pic Monsieur Le Sart!

  6. Butch

    March 3, 2007 at 9:46 am

    Like the jacket a lot–but this turns out to be about the (rather wide) tie, isn’t it? And the tie’s not that worthy of the major role it plays.

    Not quite sure what the remedy is, apart from buttoning the jacket. Something skinnier would be a step in the right direction….

  7. Athena

    March 3, 2007 at 10:04 am

    I know I am a girl, but where has that jacket been all my life? This fine gentleman has very nice taste. I like the tie too.

  8. Anonymous

    March 3, 2007 at 10:13 am

    What a handsome young fellow. Hopefully I’ll run into the likes of him next fall when I study in Paris.

  9. Cuff Police

    March 3, 2007 at 10:19 am

    I’m not a Sartorialist but that’s beacoup cuff, non?

  10. Se Sentir

    March 3, 2007 at 10:46 am

    This look could have been dull and drab, instead it’s refreshing. None of the colours is ‘colourful’ but their combination makes it a colourful look.

    And yes, great choice of tie, but I bet the look would have been great without the tie. So this makes it a versatile look; a tie to dress it up and open-neck to make it casual.

  11. Anonymous

    March 3, 2007 at 11:00 am

    What a cutie. He has an American face. Nice sheen on the jacket…yum

  12. pres10514

    March 3, 2007 at 11:18 am

    Ok, very nice. Now could you please c*me back to NYC? Thanks.

  13. cigalechanta

    March 3, 2007 at 11:27 am

    He looks familiar, anyone well-known? I like his looks as wll as his style. His tosled hair makes him look less rigid than if he had a shorter hair cut.

  14. Anonymous

    March 3, 2007 at 11:32 am

    Jacket sleeves are a little short, don’t you think? Practically 3/4 sleeves!

    Nice tie and he choose a knot size that works with the collar.

    Not sure about that color jacket with those trousers, though I think the lighting might be playing tricks.

  15. Anonymous

    March 3, 2007 at 11:33 am

    Really? It’s a nice tie choice to be sure, but the sleeve length of the jacket and the lack of a belt makes him look impish. –Tim

  16. lewehrman

    March 3, 2007 at 11:57 am

    The fit of the blazer is very cute with the sleeve length. I can only imagine the footwear choice!

  17. atticus_finch

    March 3, 2007 at 12:42 pm

    i like this as well. but sort of uncomfortable about being belt-less.

  18. straightstyle126

    March 3, 2007 at 1:13 pm

    Its funny how disproportional elements can come together to create a look that works. Here we see a short collared shirt, a look that is very in right now and usually paired with a skinny tie with a small not. To contrast the shirt, he chose a wide tie with a large four-in-hand knot. Likewise, he decided to contrast a jacket that fits perfectly in the shoulders with a extra-wide lapel and short sleeves(he’s easily showing 4 inches of cuff). And finally, one can’t help to notice the amount of character that is added to the jacket by the angel and placement of the pockets. Brilliant. I wouldn’t be surprised if his pants were short with large 3 inch cuffs….

  19. d. chedwick bryant

    March 3, 2007 at 1:19 pm

    sweet. and sharp.

  20. Shaggy

    March 3, 2007 at 3:29 pm

    OMG you’re the best coolhunter!


  21. vanessa

    March 3, 2007 at 4:00 pm

    very smart look. oh your parisian shots do the heart good. love looking at the outfits and the backdrops.

  22. rockstar

    March 3, 2007 at 10:14 pm

    A cherubic mug and a defined waist! Brilliant.

  23. MsPhilosopher

    March 4, 2007 at 12:46 am

    adorable coat fit!

  24. Anonymous

    March 4, 2007 at 3:44 am

    just wanted to let you know that you’re featured in hong kong’s premiere men’s fashion and lifestyle magazine, men’s uno.


  25. Richard

    March 4, 2007 at 4:17 am

    So chic. Makes sense he would be on Rue Saint-Honore. Love the shapes – of the jacket (that waist!), the collar of the shirt, the width of the tie.

    It all says “I know about fashion, but I won’t follow trends – I just do what looks sexy on me.” This is a kind of ‘young playboy’ look that endures in Paris no matter which way the fashion winds blow.


  26. Anonymous

    March 4, 2007 at 8:04 am

    I’m not a big fan of Prince-of-Wales ties, and anyway the knot would have been nicer with a dimple, don’t you think


  27. Ellen SB

    March 4, 2007 at 8:51 am

    Really cool! He has managed to do something fabulous with a normal outfit.

  28. Anonymous

    March 4, 2007 at 10:01 am

    Nice picture of you at Diane’s…you look so European in that pic…
    The Spanish girl…

  29. Anonymous

    March 4, 2007 at 10:08 am

    Do gentlemen wear tie bars anymore? If a little gust a wind were to come along that tie would go flopping over his shoulder.

  30. Anonymous

    March 4, 2007 at 12:18 pm

    Hmm. I don’t know about this. One minute I like the combination but the next it sort of looks cheap and a bit tacky. Boy is adorable anyway though.

  31. Neri

    March 4, 2007 at 12:37 pm

    He is super cute. Do you have his number? :)

  32. Anonymous

    March 4, 2007 at 2:46 pm

    Question: I have a frame quite like this man–skinny and tall–and I have trouble getting sport coats with lapels that cover the ends of my shirt collars. Is there a way to get a jacket taken in so that it fits my neck more closely? I ask because he’s done in brilliantly.

  33. _nm**

    March 4, 2007 at 2:46 pm

    Fantastic!! i loooove the jacket, perfect fit nice and slim but the length of the sleeves is even better.
    just how i wear them, “beaucoup cuff” as said somenone is great.
    The colors works well, but another shirt might have completed the look even more

    very good job!
    really love it

  34. jkrnyc

    March 4, 2007 at 3:10 pm

    Sleeves too short, but my God does that jacket fit through the body!

  35. Maricota

    March 4, 2007 at 3:30 pm

    Loved everything… the cloths and the cute baby face. So hugable.

  36. daniqueconijn

    March 4, 2007 at 3:49 pm

    a pretty pretty pretty booooy!

  37. Anonymous

    March 4, 2007 at 4:38 pm

    I find it hard to judge the fit of a jacket that is not buttoned while the homme is standing.

  38. hassan1

    March 4, 2007 at 7:28 pm

    Simply outstanding.

  39. Jack Daniel

    March 4, 2007 at 8:11 pm

    his sleeves are a lil too short…or is that a normal lenght?

  40. sk

    March 4, 2007 at 8:29 pm

    he looks like a young Federer !

  41. Anonymous

    March 4, 2007 at 9:20 pm

    LOVE the color of that jacket!

    and to cigalechanta, he first reminded me of the lead singer of ‘brand new.’

  42. Anonymous

    March 4, 2007 at 9:58 pm

    Great look.
    The shirt collar is wrong for his face. His face is round and wide at the jaw. Wide collar makes his face appear even wider.
    But, he is young enough to learn in time to never follow fashion.

  43. Richard

    March 4, 2007 at 11:27 pm

    Everyone needs to chill about the sleeve/cuff thing. As a man, and a jacket wearer, I know somtimes the sleeve will ride up – that’s what happened to the sleeve on his right arm.
    The sleeve length on his left is perfectly normal. It’s a momentary thing.

  44. topazz

    March 4, 2007 at 11:42 pm

    I want to mother him. Like no motherin’ he’s ever known before.

  45. Alicia

    March 5, 2007 at 1:48 am

    My oh my, that’s just hot.


  46. LostInTranslationAsWell

    March 5, 2007 at 2:54 am

    Anonymous said…
    Question: I have a frame quite like this man–skinny and tall–and I have trouble getting sport coats with lapels that cover the ends of my shirt collars. Is there a way to get a jacket taken in so that it fits my neck more closely? I ask because he’s done in brilliantly.

    Not possible – best to find a good shirt maker.

    God luck

  47. Paul

    March 5, 2007 at 8:43 am

    Nice Jacket but didn’t Ellen Degeneres wear that to the Oscars?

  48. Anonymous

    March 5, 2007 at 8:46 am

    very dapper!

  49. sandman_gr

    March 5, 2007 at 9:57 am

    Very French- the coloring, the styling…Why no belt?

  50. Anonymous

    March 5, 2007 at 10:17 am

    I think the width of the lapel can be attributed to the fact that the coat might have been a 3 button and was then rolled to 2 (look a the button-hole)…
    Is he missing a belt? That’s non-chalance, I guess.

  51. motard66

    March 5, 2007 at 12:57 pm

    To the anon questioner about getting a jacket to fit better around the neck…I was a tailor, so I hope I know this, but NO. You can’t, or shouldn’t take it in. The entire jacket’s hang/fit is based off the neck and the roll line of the lapel combined, so you can’t/shouldn’t really mess with that. IT’s a whole thing about working off a center line and balance. Your best bet is to just try on lots of jackets, find one that fits you in the neck area in a manner that you like, and then have it altered everywhere else. Or go have one made to fit. Costly, but worth it.

  52. Anonymous

    March 5, 2007 at 1:30 pm

    I wish you would expound on this post a little. I see nothing particulary great or terrible about this man’s dress. I just wonder what attracted you?

  53. hoi polloi

    March 5, 2007 at 1:46 pm

    Yum Yum ;)

  54. Matt

    March 5, 2007 at 1:55 pm

    He looks like Thelonious Bernard, who courted Diane Lane in ‘A Little Romance.’

  55. Anonymous

    March 5, 2007 at 5:17 pm

    his jacket looks fab

    & his watch is the much coveted bvlgari carbongold! limited to 999 pieces!

    he is the epitome of style

  56. motard66

    March 5, 2007 at 10:00 pm

    Oh Dear! Anon poster at 10:17 You are so right, I didn’t even look at it in close up, but yes, the roll line of the lapel has been changed. In a tailored jacket, the roll line is reinforced with a narrow piece of twill tape which theoretically forces the roll line to occur somewhat naturally; the roll line is supposed to land/end just above the buttonhole/button on either side of the jacket. For some reason, however, someone decided to change the roll line on this jacket, perhaps to obliterate the three-button styling. But this change has indeed made the lapels roll too wide. Three button jackets are cool! how sad.
    Sorry for all the blathering, but I’m trying to be helpful or possibly educational for any of those who may care!

  57. D. Kay

    March 5, 2007 at 10:48 pm

    I celebrate his willingness to experiment with non-traditional color combinations. Now, with that said, a lot of the comments are celebrating my man’s jacket, but I don’t think that we should confuse a nice cut with being too small. Sleeves showing way too much shirt cuff.

    Can he button that sucker if he wanted to?

  58. Anonymous

    March 5, 2007 at 11:07 pm

    One of the most perfect outfits featured in your blog – perfect colours, shape, textures. Absolutely fantastic – I’m going to look for the woman’s version of this for myself.

  59. LostInTranslationAsWell

    March 6, 2007 at 3:08 am

    sandman_gr said…
    Very French- the coloring, the styling…Why no belt?

    His pants are belt less – I wouldn’t be surprised if they were tailored (just like his jacket) – they would have adjustabl tabs on the side.

    Richard said…
    Everyone needs to chill about the sleeve/cuff thing. As a man, and a jacket wearer, I know somtimes the sleeve will ride up – that’s what happened to the sleeve on his right arm.
    The sleeve length on his left is perfectly normal. It’s a momentary thing.

    I agree with Richard – here, as all my suits & shirts are bespoke or tailored for me, it happens at times.. & PERFECT is really not what it’s all about, but how you wear it..

    Also his right side is carry BAGS!

  60. jkrnyc

    March 6, 2007 at 3:39 pm

    To motard66: keep it coming! One of the many great things about this blog is how much we can all learn, including from people like you. So, thanks!

  61. The Satorialist Did This

    March 6, 2007 at 7:52 pm

    I just love him.

  62. Commenteur

    March 6, 2007 at 8:42 pm

    OMG, what a gorgeous jacket! do you have to go to france to get a fit like that? who made this jacket????

  63. Three Repute

    March 7, 2007 at 1:53 pm

    oh mon dieu, that jacket!

  64. savvylondon

    March 8, 2007 at 7:32 am

    you know without even looking this is a european suit-it actually is tailored to a WAIST as oppose to a generic boxy cut. kind of cookie cutter perfect really.

  65. savvylondon

    March 8, 2007 at 7:38 am

    this has to be one of our top top sartorialist shots.

  66. Anonymous

    March 9, 2007 at 12:36 pm

    to those complaining about the jacket sleeve, i would say, the problem is not in the jacket sleeve but his shirt sleeve may be a little too long. also, the sleeve is drawn out probably because he’s carrying something in that hand. if he wasn’t carrying a load, i bet it would retract an inch or more.

  67. motard66

    March 9, 2007 at 11:40 pm

    I didn’t want to blather before, but now I am encouraged….although, perhaps flogging a dead horse as this post is several days old now. But I studied costume design for years, and worked as a theatrical tailor and am couture-level trained (people I worked with also worked for Galanos and Chanel, which is some serious high-end shit, as far as tailor heirarchies go. Ferget about the hoity aspects: fine, fine clothing, and extremely well made.) so: The jacket, I would guess, is vintage 60′s – three buttons, and the double flap pockets, and the slim, slim cut are tres mid-60′s mod-tastic. However, someone, somewhere along the line did some funky changearoonie on the roll line and tried to make it two-button, which is sort of apalling: You shouldn’t fuck with tailoring.

  68. Susanne

    March 18, 2007 at 7:42 pm


  69. Bea

    April 3, 2008 at 7:04 am

    Haha! So funny! The look is great and the picture too, of course but…this guy is Spanish, if you want to know more about him, check out this month’s issue of TELVA magazine. There is a special report on young-stylish-posh-men and you can find him with his brother Javier, with whom I talked to just the last weekend, btw.
    So…ain’t Spanish men learning something, at last?! Hope Spanish women were next :)
    Cheers and congrats for your blog, work and incredible lovely family!
    Bea (Madrid, Spain)

  70. jasser G

    January 16, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    So classic, I love the combination of the wool tie with the sport jacket. not a big fan of pledge pants.
    :) I will totally do this outfit for a evening with my mates …

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