Thursday, November 8, 2007

On the Street….Sleek & Chic in Navy, Manhattan


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  1. starbahks

    November 8, 2007 at 10:13 am

    Great details on the blazer… I especially love the pockets on the right and his pocket square :)

  2. enc

    November 8, 2007 at 10:50 am


    That lighting isn’t bad, either.

  3. tintin

    November 8, 2007 at 11:01 am

    That’s the wackiest blazer. Velvet collar and hacking pockets on what is supposed to be a nautical inspired piece of clothing? It boggles the mind. Is it a Covert Coat? An Austrian sport coat? A Navy blazer? Or just Mr Peppino run amock?

    I do like the pocket sq. Looks like Ferragamo…?

  4. Anonymous

    November 8, 2007 at 11:07 am

    Smart, chic, restrained, uniform-like but with individualized fillips … a man who clearly knows what looks best on him …

  5. fashion senseless

    November 8, 2007 at 12:02 pm

    Uhg. Nothing I like here except his willingness to wear such — uhgggy clothing. He reminds me of a ’70s men’s catalog ad.

  6. Anonymous

    November 8, 2007 at 12:09 pm

    Perhaps the jacket is by Fa├žonnable? Looks possible, with the part-velvet collar and hacking pockets. My spouse has one, and I loathe it. (Fa├žonnable has horrid clothes to my mind.)

  7. Butch

    November 8, 2007 at 12:37 pm

    LOTS of navy. The dubious jacket aside–well, I gotta say I’m not a fan of turtlenecks used in this fashion (hmmmm: a pun?).

    But the guy has achieved a kind of original semi-dressiness.

  8. bilal

    November 8, 2007 at 12:37 pm

    Thankfully his hair isn’t navy too. Joking apart… understated, classic, yet his own… I love it.

  9. Lucy

    November 8, 2007 at 12:41 pm

    oooooo la la!

  10. Alice Olive

    November 8, 2007 at 12:44 pm

    He is indeed one sleek gent.

  11. Anonymous

    November 8, 2007 at 12:54 pm

    Oh no. This is boring. Somehow it looks as if the guy is mummied in his outfit. The same blue is just all over. Wish there┬┤d be even a bit of some other color somewhere. Help!

  12. Anonymous

    November 8, 2007 at 12:58 pm

    Seriously Fierce!!!

  13. Escapist

    November 8, 2007 at 2:03 pm

    He looks amazing. Even without that pocket square, my absolute weakness for men in turtlenecks would have been enough for me to love this.

  14. Candid Cool

    November 8, 2007 at 2:26 pm


  15. Fran├žoise

    November 8, 2007 at 2:29 pm

    No comments. Well, maybe just a little one: perfect in a Ralph Lauren way.

  16. Yang

    November 8, 2007 at 2:41 pm

    Is it just me or is there something inherently Bond-villain about this gentleman?

  17. hungry eye

    November 8, 2007 at 2:56 pm

    I would have to agree with anonymous that he looks ‘mummified’. I was a fashion naif once, myself, and mummified myself similarly for almost a year. This reminds me of that time.

    When I stopped, I felt as though I’d crawled out from under a rock. He’s a striking gentleman and could do far better.

    It isn’t even necessarily about color, but about the deadness of the clothes. My first response was one of distaste, but considering his looks, should have been one of delight.

  18. delicious dora

    November 8, 2007 at 3:20 pm

    something about this looks really uptight to me, like he lives in a real-life version of ‘falcon crest.’ he’s working it, though!

  19. The Sartorialist

    November 8, 2007 at 3:24 pm

    are you kidding me?
    do you have no sense of texture?
    Velvet, knit, denim, heavy wool

  20. Jean

    November 8, 2007 at 4:25 pm

    The almost-too-small cut, the understated shoulders: beautiful, BEAUTIFUL! A touch of vulnerability, despite his self-assured look. Can’t think of anything that would be better with it than the turtleneck. Only complaint: velvet details makes it all a little too soft.

  21. Anonymous

    November 8, 2007 at 4:29 pm

    Looks like a new British Airways cabin crew uniform circa 1974.

  22. Anonymous

    November 8, 2007 at 5:03 pm

    Larry posseses the most sophisticated and brilliant style. He always look polished and perfect. Love it.

  23. Anonymous

    November 8, 2007 at 5:37 pm

    I know this man- he’s a member of the Von Trapp family singers. do you hear music?

  24. Travel the World with Me

    November 8, 2007 at 6:06 pm

    something so awesome about turtle necks and a pocket square.

    Where do you find these beautiful people all over NYC? amazing!

  25. josh

    November 8, 2007 at 6:21 pm

    it’s just not working for me. love the blazer – and what we can see of the denim looks good too, but the turtleneck seems a little reminiscent of days when our mothers used to dress us.

    the whole thing is quite striking, though… especially in contrast to his pale-ish skin and white hair. lovely photograph.

  26. doubledimple

    November 8, 2007 at 6:23 pm

    quite well done, although i can’t say i like the combination of a pocket square and jeans, however dark they may be.

  27. SartoriallyAddicted

    November 8, 2007 at 6:28 pm

    Wow…some vintage 70′s GQ going on here. Only the mustache is missing. I like the Chesterfield collar though. Very Britsh. Very proper. He must have the “blues.”

  28. Charmaine

    November 8, 2007 at 6:47 pm

    Hubba, hubba!

  29. hungry eye

    November 8, 2007 at 7:27 pm

    Your site is wonderful, Sartorialist, and there are so many outfits you photograph that I absolutely adore (To start, the one directly below this one).

    Maybe I should limit myself to writing only about my positive responses. There’s enough negativity in this world already. I suppose I should at least be less glib in phrasing my negative ones. I’ll be more careful and considerate in the future.

    I do have a pretty developed sense of texture, from years of practical experience in artmaking and related fields.

    Perhaps if I’d met this gentleman in person, with the sunlight on the velvet, and the jacket in movement and the softness of the sweater almost tangible, and the wearer himself in motion, with all the charm that a person exudes in real life, I might have had a different response.

    However, since my comment’s already out there, I’ll stand by it. There’s something disturbingly ‘dead’ to me about this man’s outfit in this phtograph, ‘texture’ or no.

  30. Laura

    November 8, 2007 at 7:38 pm

    Bond… James Bond.

  31. cigalechanta

    November 8, 2007 at 8:31 pm

    He does look sleek!

  32. DeepBlueSea

    November 8, 2007 at 10:29 pm

    Overall I like it quite a lot but aaahhhh the turtleneck… I need to give it some time.

  33. Pete

    November 8, 2007 at 10:47 pm

    Where have you gone, David Niven-imaggio?

  34. Becca the Promo Mami

    November 9, 2007 at 12:18 am

    he looks well-tailored and well-coiffed

    a little stiff, but his hair is great!

  35. DJ FunkyGrrL

    November 9, 2007 at 5:45 am

    His suit reminds me of a top level fashion designer

  36. Anonymous

    November 9, 2007 at 6:47 am

    Sorry… What does ‘fierce’ mean?

  37. Anonymous

    November 9, 2007 at 6:49 am

    Yes! He also reminded me to someone in ‘the sound of music’! Maybe that’s precisely the fun element this look was needing.

  38. Anonymous

    November 9, 2007 at 6:51 am

    Jour de fête!

  39. Mega Fashionist

    November 9, 2007 at 7:07 am

    Im dream on this, here in Brazil…

  40. Pakithor

    November 9, 2007 at 8:47 am

    Really impressive!

    Reallly elegant!

  41. Anonymous

    November 9, 2007 at 11:31 am

    anon 6:47….”fierce” in this context mean the person looks very good and w/ a certain amount of attitude.

    It’s most used on Tyra Bank’s “America’s Next Top Model” show when she or her judging panel really like something.

  42. Anonymous

    November 9, 2007 at 2:28 pm

    It’s not fair! This model is so knocked out no matter what he would wear would look fantastic!

  43. Anonymous

    November 9, 2007 at 3:34 pm

    To hungry eye: Thanks. Finally I have found someone who immediately understood what I meant. I feel that the outfit of this boy blue is r e a l l y dead and I can┬┤t see the different textures,but Sart if they are there ,I believe you. I was merely making my observations from this one picture which didn┬┤t inspire me at all. an.12:54 pm

  44. Anonymous

    November 9, 2007 at 4:13 pm

    I didn’t even notice that that was denim until I read the other comments (shame on me, but I suppose I was blown over by all that navy) – oh my god! Aside from the pocket square this outfit has no edge, no pizazz, no anything! it’s like a shadow of an outfit, a bad memory of a blazer- I can only imagine the shoes!

    But the pocket square is quite nice.

  45. Just an Observation

    November 9, 2007 at 8:54 pm

    Nany IZZ chiic ….so CHIC!!!

    Love this one …well done!


  46. fastred1

    November 10, 2007 at 12:11 am

    It’s funny how if someone wears all navy people will comment on the hue’s omnipresence, yet plenty of all-black ensembles go unchecked.

  47. Anonymous

    November 10, 2007 at 9:06 am

    Love the jacket, not the jeans. And I’m missing some texture contrast. I like the retro influence though.

  48. Anonymous

    November 10, 2007 at 9:40 am

    He works at Ralph Lauren — you’re so good at picking us in a crowd!

  49. PreyingMantis

    November 10, 2007 at 2:38 pm

    Great details on the clearly bespoke, not vintage, blazer.
    The velvet collar has me thinking of John Steed rather than James Bond!
    It should be an overdose of navy but he makes it work well.

    Men’s Vintage Connoiseur

  50. giuseppe timore

    November 13, 2007 at 1:00 am

    i never would have thought i’d want to go hunting and sailing in the nineteenth century both at the same time, but then this guy shows up and the party’s on!

    i love that jacket. it’s so weird that it transcends…everything.

  51. ale/pepino

    November 13, 2007 at 8:59 pm

    yeah, a great match to his great hair.

  52. reew

    November 25, 2007 at 1:32 pm

    It’s very simple, clean and elegant. And boring :(

  53. Anonymous

    September 28, 2008 at 12:31 am

    This man is devastating.

  54. Canardesque

    December 1, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Ve haff vays uff making you talk, Mr. Bond…

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