Monday, October 19, 2009

On the Street….Rue St. Honoré, Paris

Don’t miss the sliver of the blue denim shirt peeking out by his collar – really, the shades and textures of blue in this look are sublime.


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  1. Maggie

    October 19, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    Great! Next time in Paris, I want to meet HIM :)

  2. the nickel fit

    October 19, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    so sly of peaking buttoned jean-collar, well played.

  3. junglesiren

    October 19, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    Fascinating…. for so many reasons. It feels like he stepped out of the Russell Crowe version of The 3:10 To Yuma, making those motorcycles look anachronistic.

  4. DirtWillie

    October 19, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    Love love love!!!


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  6. whreisthecool

    October 19, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Incredible. Large is the new cool like Yamamoto.

    Look at

  7. hitechvnn

    October 19, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    i think …. ?

  8. Joshua

    October 19, 2009 at 12:33 pm


  9. Anonymous

    October 19, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    Yeah, whatever. If it's cold enough for an overcoat it's not warn enough for flip-flops. Ah-so! Though I concur about the blues.


  10. Kaoliang

    October 19, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    I really love this style !

  11. Hayley

    October 19, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    I am just in love with his hat and his coat!
    Such a quirky ensemble and yet he makes it work.
    I love this photo, such an amazing shot.


  12. all*over*print

    October 19, 2009 at 12:43 pm


  13. Jacqueline

    October 19, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    Very unique look! Works for him!

  14. Anonymous

    October 19, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    This "chinese parisian" looks funny.

    Carrousel du Louvres, rue Ste Honoré, Jardins du Luxembourg… don't you know some other places ??
    1 square kilometer is not Paris.

    • jac

      September 23, 2013 at 10:14 am

      I think that he is not a ‘ chinese’.
      His outfit and appearance say ‘Japanese’.
      Please be more wide wake up this world, Jacquline.

  15. Anonymous

    October 19, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    ha, a modern day swordsman!

  16. Ko

    October 19, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    Hahaha, he is unique.

  17. "Docka" Boneca Platinada

    October 19, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    That´s cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  18. Anonymous

    October 19, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    I love everything about this picture–I'd like to see the outfit without the confines of the coat but I guess it's too chilly~!

  19. Anonymous

    October 19, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    the famous coat….

  20. Francesca

    October 19, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    oooo the interesting people of St. Honore!!! love the pic as usual!!


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  21. Anonymous

    October 19, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    Authentic! As you said, Sublime.

  22. Emily Rose

    October 19, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    wow, congrats on spotting another amazingly dressed person on the streets. Thanks so much for sharing these with us!

  23. Selina

    October 19, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Beautiful shades of blue….also love the ethnic meets Parisian feel…great hat!

  24. Nadine

    October 19, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    Such a good look. Love it.

  25. openzedoor

    October 19, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    I've never seen a plain old mac look so interesting.

  26. Anonymous

    October 19, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    I love your blog and your book. They both are a source of inspiration for me but lately there hasn't been much street style on your blog and I miss that. Love from Gothenburg, Sweden

  27. Carlos

    October 19, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    Amazing combination of textures.
    About the picture, it's like the subject was taken out of context and put in the city, but for some reason it suits him. Maybe because of his mastery to dress?

  28. Edgar C

    October 19, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    i have often wondered about wearing a wrap like this.

    but not in the cooler months

  29. Mario

    October 19, 2009 at 3:25 pm


  30. TKingston

    October 19, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    I really hope this 'men in skirts' becomes more popular!

  31. Anonymous

    October 19, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    I don't get it!

  32. Shagada

    October 19, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Herr Schuman, it's freezing here in Zürich, can we get some inspiring winter looks?

  33. Anonymous

    October 19, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    I like that there are people out there brave enough to wear this sort of thing…and wear it well!

  34. Rasmus

    October 19, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    I'm sooooooooooo going to steal most parts of that style!!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. beinglovingdoing

    October 19, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    Do you think his coat help him keep his feet warm? I would love being able to wear flip flops in Paris' mid october. It would simplify my everymorning outfit searching. Love his by the way.


  36. Anonymous

    October 19, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    That look in his eyes… I want to marry him.

  37. Susan

    October 19, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    I like his style a lot! Brings in culture with fashion!

  38. kimricosays

    October 19, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    i love how it still has an influence of his culture mixed in with 'parisian' fashion from the coat.

    great picture

  39. rhai♥laborte

    October 19, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    I love his jacket! I can work it out! Argh!


  40. Trapiello

    October 19, 2009 at 5:00 pm


  41. Anonymous

    October 19, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Wow, the vietcong are back in style.

  42. CW

    October 19, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Good composition in blue, but otherwise an interesting, but somewhat confused look.

  43. Cassandra

    October 19, 2009 at 5:21 pm


  44. nowohucianka

    October 19, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    you can tell he's an interesting person. the composition is great…

  45. Anonymous

    October 19, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    I agree that this is not a fall look.
    But very natural to this man.
    Try again in the spring.

  46. Corby

    October 19, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    this modern day monk is only missing his bowl (to beg for alms). if that is not the look he was going for, then who knows what the….

  47. davidsl

    October 19, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    cool blues, but a hideous outfit.

  48. beths

    October 19, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    Maybe I had to be there? This look is just sloppy to me. I can imagine how the parts could work well, but this version leaves me cold, like his toes.

  49. Anonymous

    October 19, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    great face but the look is too thematic

  50. SinotheDivine

    October 19, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    this is absolutely great is tradition mixed with fashion and individual style.So street,so original…love it

  51. Timothy

    October 19, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Amazing, absolutely amazing style!! One of the best photos on the blog; the picture taken a while back with the man and his son in kaftans is equally a favorite.

  52. Catherine

    October 19, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Oh.My.God. Marry me, whoever you are!

  53. arpita

    October 20, 2009 at 1:49 am

    Indigo monk….!!!!Yamamoto style

  54. kasha

    October 20, 2009 at 2:05 am

    Wow, this guy rocks. He seems a mostly interesting character.

  55. Stacy

    October 20, 2009 at 3:13 am

    My favorite part of this blog is when you post a look AND explain why you personally found it interesting.

    I never would have looked at this outfit and conceptualized it as three different shades and textures of blue.

  56. Ashley

    October 20, 2009 at 3:45 am

    The fushion between Japanese culture and current trend. The blue of his coat is gorgeous

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  58. Anonymous

    October 20, 2009 at 4:50 am

    Mood Indigo! :o)

  59. Rose

    October 20, 2009 at 5:28 am

    Pure elegance and style…

  60. Anonymous

    October 20, 2009 at 6:03 am

    liking the goatee…mean bro!!

  61. Anonymous

    October 20, 2009 at 8:43 am

    i love paris and the style there. ahhhhh….

  62. Brummagem Joe

    October 20, 2009 at 9:38 am

    …A Gauguin wannabee?……..Interesting pic of a character.

  63. Anonymous

    October 20, 2009 at 10:54 am

    The beard and mustache really brings it all together. Refreshing

  64. ILL-rated Bastard

    October 20, 2009 at 12:19 pm


  65. Alexis

    October 20, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    Old world meets new world, very nice. …And he's hot!

  66. Christina

    October 20, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    LOVE it!! Want to see more of his outfits!

  67. Anonymous

    October 20, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    That's fashion. He knows he looks good in what could be considered a costume by some. I love it.

  68. Anonymous

    October 21, 2009 at 6:14 am


  69. hi-d

    October 21, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    I like it!

  70. Alex Folzi

    October 22, 2009 at 3:06 am


  71. Hyakoukoune

    October 22, 2009 at 7:07 am

    sublime !

  72. Anonymous

    October 22, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    A very handsome man with an amazing and strong face– such a shame he's wearing an over-sized and long jacket along with a skirt that makes him look like a Hobbit. Eccentric style is not always flattering.


  73. Dr.Kraft

    October 25, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    one of top ten in The Sartorialist
    almost for me !!
    real,authentic,unusual and fashion
    PERFECT !!

  74. Anonymous

    October 27, 2009 at 7:14 am


  75. Guga

    November 7, 2009 at 5:08 am

    He's freakin sexy…. effortlessly sexy…unique…and theres a teal kinda blue….when ur sexy ur sexy with anything on….i dont think i could pull this off like him….. so ethnic but not that themed…doesnt look like a costume …. im stunned… wow….one of the best so far….

  76. Coy

    December 14, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    One of the most handsome men I've seen in a very long while.

    I happen to like the hues which all work together seamlessly but also like the contriction in "seasonal" attire. Long coat and sandals. Breaking rules looks good on him.

  77. Anonymous

    August 30, 2010 at 9:14 am

    EASY wear…?

  78. Buu

    December 23, 2010 at 7:48 am

    I like this photo because I think this is not the image most people have when they think Paris. This exudes a feeling akin to finding a rare trinket in the most unexpected of places.

  79. Sunny Side-Up

    March 3, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    I love it!

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