Friday, December 5, 2008

On the Street….Soho, NYC


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  1. Anonymous

    December 5, 2008 at 8:22 am

    I really like this shot!!!

  2. Petulia

    December 5, 2008 at 8:28 am

    fun and funky!I love the shot and the subject

  3. Anonymous

    December 5, 2008 at 8:30 am

    The pink socks rock!

  4. Anonymous

    December 5, 2008 at 8:31 am

    No One is fuckin with this dude.
    Who is this?

  5. Dominica

    December 5, 2008 at 8:31 am

    He’s all about detail…gloves, bow-tie, mixed checkered fabrics…
    pinky-red socks, he looks very interesting…

    I sometimes wonder if you have conversations with these people ?

  6. Dan in Richmond

    December 5, 2008 at 8:41 am

    I don’t think he copied this look from anyone else, even though plaids and cuffed jeans seem to be popular now. I won’t be copying it, either, but I like the sense that it could only have grown out of an individuals own sensibility and personal sense of style. The two plaids are one thing, but the checked shirt and bow tie are a surprize and a sign that something else is going on here, likewise the lavender socks. There are some interesting things going on in terms of scale and proportion- the shoes/socks/cuffs, the gloves and jacket, the tie. The quirky elements make it and it looks right for him.

  7. stone

    December 5, 2008 at 8:43 am

    and a bow tie too! My god! one of a kind.

  8. beths

    December 5, 2008 at 8:43 am

    Crrazy–and why not? Pants, socks and shoes are ideal. The glasses suit the face, not so sure about the hair. The tie and lumberjack shirt? Crrazy, but I know I’ll look at this image again. Where is this location?

  9. Jonathan

    December 5, 2008 at 8:57 am

    What a character. The old school wing tips are perfect. I wish you could still find shoes like that.

  10. Anonymous

    December 5, 2008 at 8:57 am

    This guy is badass! Great attention to detail.

  11. Simon

    December 5, 2008 at 9:00 am

    There you go… I like the combination of his ponytale, the glasses, the big beard and the butterfly! Very cool indeed…

  12. Anonymous

    December 5, 2008 at 9:29 am

    I like this, but it’s a no-go on the gloves.

  13. Anonymous

    December 5, 2008 at 9:39 am

    like the woolrich coat and the bllack shoes–reminds me of my father.

  14. crabapplenyc

    December 5, 2008 at 9:47 am

    I saw this guy on the subway this morning. Did you JUST take this photo? If not, he wore the same outfit today.

  15. Anonymous

    December 5, 2008 at 9:54 am

    I sincerely can tell you that this is one of my favorites!
    Because this look is not about brands but about intelligence!

  16. Anonymous

    December 5, 2008 at 9:56 am

    I want to be his friend.

  17. Hadley Gets Crafty

    December 5, 2008 at 9:58 am

    Man, this guy has got it. Down. Good.

    I wonder what kind of look the female equivalent would be?

  18. Duchesse

    December 5, 2008 at 9:59 am

    Not often you see a beau brummel otter.

  19. Anonymous

    December 5, 2008 at 10:04 am

    The coolest………….

  20. izzydore

    December 5, 2008 at 10:09 am

    such a character. a lumberjack/dandy/artiste!

  21. Jon Patrick

    December 5, 2008 at 10:18 am

    One of my favorite shots ever. Not many can pull of this eclectic of a look and get away with it. His attitude allows him to own the look, and he clearly has an eye for great pieces and how to put it together. I love the juxtaposition of the hobo gloves and the bow tie. This guy has a masterful style vocabulary.

  22. Anonymous

    December 5, 2008 at 10:21 am

    i love this guy, i always see him walking around and he always looks awesome.

  23. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    December 5, 2008 at 10:22 am

    Wow, definitely not a follower! Three types of plaid on top (with different scales and that’s why they go well). The cuffed pants so we can see a bit of the marled pink socks on top of shoes that can be either very butch (as in this case) or very dressy (with a suit). I like that the look is very attainable, and that attention has obviously been paid to how things fit so that it doesnt look sloppy. Jorge from W Palm Beach

  24. The Man Who Knew Too Much

    December 5, 2008 at 10:26 am

    Wow, that guy is rock n roll old style!

  25. eachkey

    December 5, 2008 at 10:35 am

    so wool rich

  26. Anonymous

    December 5, 2008 at 10:38 am


  27. aficionada

    December 5, 2008 at 10:39 am

    ah! i love this man! this is the same dude you got (maybe last year-ish?) in warmer weather, wearing some seersucker shorts and a T-shirt or something. he had some amazing bracelet(s) happening and his hair– as it is here– was nothing short of magnificent.

    again: love. this. dude.

  28. suzanne nelson

    December 5, 2008 at 10:40 am

    He’s so interesting! i like to think he was a preppie who went to Montana and came back to nyc via San Francisco. Great that you found a neutral background to show off all those cool details.

  29. fig

    December 5, 2008 at 10:48 am

    i bet he’s fun. i wanna sit in a room somewhere in nyc and listen to records with him.

  30. Allen - East Hampton

    December 5, 2008 at 10:57 am

    this guy looks exceptional. i could pass on the beard, but i like the idea of taking traditional male garb and spicing it up for a unique look. great, great sunglasses.

  31. -h of candid cool

    December 5, 2008 at 11:17 am

    He’s doin’ his own thing and he looks darn good doin’ it!!!!

    the triple plaid, is genius

  32. minouette

    December 5, 2008 at 11:30 am

    I like it. The shot was so unexpected.

  33. Anonymous

    December 5, 2008 at 11:34 am

    I used to work in the logging industry in northern British Columbia (really!) and I used to see a lot of guys that looked pretty much like this – without the bowtie and the pink socks, of course. Add hobnailed boots and a chainsaw and he’s got it nailed.

  34. May Kasahara

    December 5, 2008 at 11:44 am

    you can’t really beat buffalo plaid and a BEARD!

  35. Anonymous

    December 5, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    Awesome. I will say that I used to wear 2 contrasting plaid shirts myself many years ago, and this fellow now shows me how it’s truly done. I, too, especially like the socks.

  36. Jack Daniel

    December 5, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    The Lumberjack!!

    Cool picture. Would love to go back to SOHO again sometime…it’s been way too long!

  37. The Rambler

    December 5, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    Noooo! He stole my look! No one outside of the Berkshires is supposed to be rocking the plaid-on-plaid. Darn, back to the drawing board.

  38. The Life and Times of a Southern Foodie

    December 5, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    Nice blend of patterns and colors.

    A nice “American rural” look

    The glasses are a bit too modern in line and I think the red coat is ill-fitted and distracting to what is otherwise a nice elegant effortless ensemble.

    nice shot!

  39. Anonymous

    December 5, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    for real…?!

  40. Anonymous

    December 5, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    where does one locate a house like that in SOHO…?

  41. Anonymous

    December 5, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    love how transplanted this look is. living in montana, this is what I see every day (minus the bow tie, typically) – it’s refreshing and surprising here, though. great shot.

  42. Sartorial Rage

    December 5, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    Pick socks rock, BUT, no man EVER looks good with rolled up jeans. No one!

  43. Anonymous

    December 5, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    i love that someone wondered what the female version of this would be. i love this and would absolutely wear it, in my size of course… wonder how it would look on a 5’4, 105 pound girl?! seriously i find this totally inspirational as a woman. it feels so authentic, and there is nothing i hate more than an outfit that looks like a coustume. fantastic!

  44. Anders

    December 5, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    He makes me think of an Elvis Costello gone rogue into the wilderness and then re-emerging months later. Love the wild man beard. :D

  45. Anonymous

    December 5, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    he’s kind of what i imagined an aged ‘freewheelin’ bob dylan’ to be like, if had never gone electric.
    you know, kind of wise and rough and tumbley.

  46. NikkiJoon

    December 5, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    he needs some grooming. BAD. otherwise, it all works. i especially like the bowtie. It blends in a little, but it’s cute. but seriously, someone give the guy a razor!

  47. Teagan

    December 5, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    Urban lumberjack.

  48. Anonymous

    December 5, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    I really can’t add anything to all the comments excep that they are spot on.

    i really liked this shot. I love wearing those same clothes so much, and i don’t care what others thing but my girlfriend is not a fan so next time I am going to tell her the Sart must think it’s cool. That outta shut her up. She will probably just say “it looks good… on that guy !”

  49. Alexandra

    December 5, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    Haha Sart, I think this is one of your best shots, if not THE best. Kudos. :)

    ~ Alexandra

  50. Marissa

    December 5, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    Good eye Scott!

  51. Leon

    December 5, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    My money’s on those jeans coming from Blue In Green NYC.

  52. Mr. Badami

    December 5, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    is this the same guy you shot a while a go wearing a super-fitted polo button down and rolled up jeans? what a transformation….

  53. J.

    December 5, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    I love it!! I also love how the parking lot behind sort of matches the vibe of his outfit. Ive been thinking about the new facial hair style for men. Moustaches and beards are back, i think it looks quite cool but not so sexy…its sort of weird to think about. Even Brad Pitts new moustache is something that is trendy but he looks better/hotter with the old style of scruff.

  54. Anonymous

    December 5, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    This guy has it. I wouldn’t dare to clash so many patterns and styles. But he pulled it off. I think the beard adds to the outfit. STYLE!!!
    Enough Said.

  55. Rick

    December 5, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    I have to believe that you are kidding. Seriously.

  56. missy

    December 5, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    shoes just like my dad used to wear. love the personal style here.. no one else is doing this and it works.

  57. baus

    December 5, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    @Jonathan. You CAN find shoes like that. Alden or Allen Edmonds. American Trad FTW!

  58. Sofia

    December 5, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    One of a kind… Totally!

  59. John Christopher

    December 5, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    Talk about character.

  60. Anonymous

    December 5, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    July '08 – it is the same guy (with the tight polo & tan) He seems very meticulous in a way – except the facial hair.

  61. carissa

    December 5, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    looks like my dad in the 1960′s!!

  62. Bite the Weenie

    December 5, 2008 at 5:35 pm


  63. jkh

    December 5, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    nice shoes – but NO.

    with all that hair though i have a question: when is the mustache goming back?

    honestly – it is four weeks left till 09! – time to grow one friends!… or you will be too late

  64. cassaundra

    December 5, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    love the bow tie – so unexpected.

  65. Anonymous

    December 5, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    Kick-ass look, great dark blues, I like his take on combining plaid. It makes one wonder what this man does for a living and how he views his work. Nice shot and backdrop, Sart. Very spontaneous!

  66. Margarida V

    December 5, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    lovely shot!!

  67. Anonymous

    December 5, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    I swear my roommate Emilie donated
    that exact coat to the salvation army about 5 years ago…


  68. DarkGoHard

    December 5, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    I am loving his swagger! The cold wind breaks upon your shoulders!

    I want your jacket and shoes, sir!
    Well done

  69. Anonymous

    December 5, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    so walt whitman!

  70. Ulla van Zeller

    December 5, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    that is my buddy amir …. every day he looks perfect, i don’t know how he does it!
    he has so much charisma, it is unreal.
    and an IQ ….. wow!!!!

  71. Anonymous

    December 5, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    You’ve shot him before,

    He lives in my neighborhood and always looks great

  72. up and down town

    December 5, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    crabapplynyc, he wore different shoes today. i saw him in midtown… he rescued a bird that was paralyzed on the sidwalk.

  73. Starck Mad

    December 5, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    A fun ‘n wacky Yukon Cornelius look, just in time for the holiday!

  74. smilla

    December 5, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    Curious. No doubt he has opinions to match.

    He needs a good barber pronto. Old style, of course, with the steaming towel, cutthroat razor and strop.

  75. Sabiq

    December 5, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    nice blog bro…
    im from indonesia.. :D
    my name abiq..
    nice to meet you.. :D


    December 6, 2008 at 12:14 am

    Just this week I was getting all nostalgic about Woolrich shirt-jacs, and these days I live in the land of Pendleton, so I’m all about plaids and checks. The bow tie is brilliant and somehow works with all that hair. The mitts are a great touch as well.

    All the droopy-drawers teen-agers I have to look at on the train should be forced to study this image carefully.

  77. Anonymous

    December 6, 2008 at 1:35 am

    please, this could be anyone and everyone in brooklyn

  78. thwany

    December 6, 2008 at 2:17 am

    i love how his wedding band throws you off a bit at first — but then it makes complete sense.

  79. seawallrunner

    December 6, 2008 at 2:25 am

    did he just step out of the boxcar, and on his way to a Beat poetry reading?

    Straight out of the 50s, this man.

    (and at first I thought it’s Al Pacino in disguise, preparing for a new movie role)

  80. monique

    December 6, 2008 at 2:33 am

    Not something most men can pull off but he was born for it. I especially love the bow tie and brown check? shirt.

    It’s odd and beautiful. Like a hip physicist. Can’t you just see him walking the hallways of MIT? If he were my professor I sure as hell would’ve been a lot more attentive in my physics class.

  81. jensenn

    December 6, 2008 at 6:46 am

    i wish i could grow facial hair.

    damn my asian genes!

  82. Anonymous

    December 6, 2008 at 8:31 am

    A perfect example of what I love about this blog. This guy’s sheer inventiveness is amazing. Really well put together too. Makes me want to be more creative in my daily life.

  83. Anonymous

    December 6, 2008 at 11:12 am

    This is one of the most original people I’ve seen on here. One of a kind with great patterns, mixed textures, and fits all his own. Bravo!

  84. Starbootie

    December 6, 2008 at 11:18 am

    Love this! He looks awesome! Very unique and individualistic.

  85. Anonymous

    December 6, 2008 at 11:19 am

    I actually own all three of those shirts – and the bowtie. Can’t grow a beard like that, though

  86. luis_andres

    December 6, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    you all see??
    its all about attitude

  87. Mira

    December 6, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    Wow, this guy looks so good-though without the attitidue, it would just be sad. Then again, it’s impossible to pull *anything* off without attitude.

  88. Anonymous

    December 6, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    stranger in a strange land

  89. Anonymous

    December 6, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    i love him. isn’t he the pink lacoste, khaki shorts and bohemian sandals guy from the summer that i fell in love with. so glad he’s back and j’adore his winter look. see he’s married….c’est la vie! i’ll worship from afar. he’s got style from his gorgeous locks to his pretty toes.

  90. AnOldSoul

    December 6, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    I want his sunglasses.

  91. Meagan

    December 6, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    baked beans &
    knap-sack on a stick

  92. Anonymous

    December 6, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    I love love love this!

  93. Katrina

    December 6, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    flannel on flannel??

  94. Ruben

    December 6, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    Is this the same guy that was photographed a while ago with the tight white polo?

  95. Anonymous

    December 6, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    Wow!! I love the confidence this guy exhudes. He is truly cool. I’m not disagreeing with anything he says!

  96. Anonymous

    December 6, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    where is the plaid shirt from–anyone know?

  97. deep_in_vogue

    December 6, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    what a great image ! do it i say

  98. sparrow

    December 6, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    This is my kind of guy. What an intelligent style!

  99. letslivefast

    December 6, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    who has can pull of plaid on plaid so well?

  100. Anonymous

    December 7, 2008 at 12:50 am

    lumber-chic, i wonder how much he really thought about this outfit. bow tie and pink sock, definitely conscious decisions. rest i don’t know ..

  101. Tina Frey Designs

    December 7, 2008 at 2:16 am

    This is what every lumberjack should wear to transition from day to a dressy evening event! Since you want to blend in with your fellow wood choppers in the forest, the warm plaid layers work. Being in the outdoors, it is always smart to dress in layers and when you arrive at your event, you just shed the coat, and voila…you have a perfectly nice outfit with the tie and shoes! This man has it figured out! Straight from the woods to dinner in downtown Manhattan. Fabulous!


  102. Ilovevynilrecords

    December 7, 2008 at 4:09 am

    Haha! Oh, he looks rather cool!
    <3 it! SoHo is the best.

  103. r.a.yarg

    December 7, 2008 at 10:52 am

    Charming socks!!!

  104. susand

    December 7, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    I have a feeling that it takes a little bit of $$ to look this effortlessly effortless.
    He rocks it!

  105. Anonymous

    December 7, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    too cool for school!

  106. fawn lust

    December 7, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    this guy is fantastic! i want to meet a stylish lumberjack like this

  107. Anonymous

    December 7, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    Anonymous’ comment about men in “the logging industry in northern British Columbia” looking “pretty much like this – without the bowtie and the pink socks” but with hobnailed boots and a chainsaw” made me LOL.

    My immediate reaction to this look was also very We(s)t Coast (Vancouver BC). The red plaid jacket is ubiquitous here – but it’s not usually worn with his panache. Great to see this look reinterpreted so interestingly.

  108. From Sweden with Love

    December 7, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    Probably Japanese selvage, heavier denim (>14oz), slightly tapered and hemmed like they should. Kind of slubby fabric (could be Texas cotton but not necessarily). Samurai? Oni? Or is it Warehouse Dubbleworks 660 (with low/mid rise – the fly seems to contain 4 buttons)? Great portrait anyhow!

  109. Diamond Dallas Rage

    December 7, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    First thing that would come to mind if i passed by him on the street is biker/bum!

    But damn what great sense of details and style!!!;)!!!

    Originality-radar going off the hook over here…

  110. Anonymous

    December 7, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    this guy looks awsome. it looks like he just stepped out of a levi’s vintage advertisment, but he looks amazing.he has given the outfit his own unique style.

  111. Mel Carrey

    December 7, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    wickedly inspiring man

  112. Anonymous

    December 7, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    i think this is one of my favorite posts. this outfit is one of few that seems like it was conceived completely intrinsically, without fashion influence, and it still works. this guy has true personal style.

  113. antros!

    December 8, 2008 at 1:52 am

    talk about rounding this up! every detail is thought through.

  114. ideas in vitro

    December 8, 2008 at 3:35 am

    The most remarkable thing to me: That golden ring with these wool gloves. Risky, yes.

  115. Anonymous

    December 8, 2008 at 6:11 am

    The jacket looks a bit like Karen Walker for Swanndri – too bad it was only a one off thing!

  116. Anonymous

    December 8, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    A fantastic look and the jacket is by Woolrich. I know as I used to have one :-)

  117. Anonymous

    December 8, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    I sometimes wake up with the playful idea of wearing only black/stripes/whatever and keeping it as original as possible. This man surely has fun with his plaid. He’s a badass, mountain man.

  118. Erica

    December 9, 2008 at 9:32 am

    I saw this guy downtown once and could not stop staring at (read: worshipping) his unique sense of style. With the beard and slightly messy pulled back hair, he was wearing a “preppy” cable-knit and dockers. On anyone else it would look foolish, but he looked so hip and well planned.

  119. meredith

    December 9, 2008 at 9:35 am

    I like everything about this shot, especially his color choices. Oh and the mix or the plaids and the texture of the fingerless gloves, and the shoes with pink socks and cuffed dark jeans. Ok I like everything about this picture.

  120. RobynJ

    December 9, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    I love this guy. The mixed of checks, I think, works well with the rest of his outfit. I especially love the turn-ups.

  121. Anonymous

    December 10, 2008 at 12:25 am

    plaid+bowtie… see martin and osa

  122. Anonymous

    December 10, 2008 at 3:41 am

    Looking GREAT!

  123. josh

    December 10, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    can i get this guy’s name. what a badass

  124. Anonymous

    December 10, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    the bow tie and the sox are fab =)
    at first from afar when u see his two checked shirts you think he must’ve made a mistake of some sort, but upon closer inspection, u can see that he is indeed an intricately dressed man. Love the wash of the jeans and teh small details. great photo. =]

  125. Rebekah

    December 10, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    This guy looks like a native north Idahoan. Really, most of the guys here dress like that, except that some of them wear Carhartt’s instead of the denim.

  126. Anonymous

    December 11, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    This reminds me of one of the hottest looks I’ve ever seen;a guy pulls up beside me at a stop light, full mountain man beard, full frizzy head of hair,calm and quiet yet very focused wide eyed almost madman-like, driving a brand new ferarri sport coupe.

  127. mayim

    December 12, 2008 at 12:47 am


    plus, he looks like my dad!!

  128. V

    December 12, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    Saw him a couple of times in early Fall, with the same shoes, similar jeans, and checked shirt. His look is very deliberate. His hair and beard look slightly unkempt in this photo, but I assure you in person that is not the case. Each time I’ve seen him I have been struck by how great he looks — last time was at the airport when he was with a young woman I assumed was his wife; she had a very different style but looked just as fantastic.

  129. Urbane Legend

    December 12, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    I approve of the bow tie (I usually do) and the jeans, and even the beard. But I can’t get past the fact that this chap is… wearing three shirts.

  130. Anonymous

    December 13, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    I love this man! Great style…just perfect!!!

  131. nelsonbridge

    December 18, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    Leon I agree.
    from BiG.
    Socks complete the outfit

  132. rachel newhouse

    December 20, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    I love this look! This fellow will never remember your name and is the life of the party.

  133. milda

    December 23, 2008 at 10:29 am


  134. Anonymous

    December 27, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    Who makes his JEANS???? They are peeerfect like a grey raw mix..beautiful this guy has personality.

  135. Anonymous

    December 27, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    Isn’t it time to forget all the plaid, America, and dream up somethin’ else? Please?

  136. Anonymous

    December 31, 2008 at 8:15 am

    I saw this and thought of Karl Lagerfeld, except with color and personality.

  137. Anonymous

    January 7, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    he was photographed before for this blog. He was wearing shorts with a polo and scandals. Absolutly loved it.

  138. Anonymous

    January 27, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    He looks like Williamsburg.

  139. lindayoga

    August 22, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    HA…I love his socks!

  140. robertH

    March 30, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    I have always loved this photo from your first book and was one of the reasons i started to follow you. great lifestyle shot!!

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