Thursday, July 24, 2008

On the Street….. Somewhere Around Hoxton, , London


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  1. Alisa

    July 24, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    This picture is worth a thousand words. What I notice, is not the great colour of the blazer or his fedora hat, but the tiny esspresso cup that matches the brass button on his pocket. I also like the red and white beer can on the bar that complements the blue of his jacket and how the wood’s colour matches his beard.

    I’m not an avid fan of bushy facial hair, but this man can pull it off. There is a very “world traveler”/early 60′s vibe to him, offset by the cargo pants. He looks like he’d have some great stories to tell.

  2. Am

    July 24, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    The contrast of the rich blue of the mans blazer and the blazing red of his beard are amazing. It adds depth…

  3. fleur

    July 24, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    Moi qui déteste les barbes, je dois bien dire que cet homme a de l’allure, dans son genre.

  4. KrisUnderwood

    July 24, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    wow, that’s a great picture. Reminds me of Ian Anderson, early Jethro Tull.

  5. Gwen

    July 24, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    Now THAT’s couture on several levels! LOL

    Love that color blue.

  6. Paul Pincus

    July 24, 2008 at 6:44 pm


    a fine portrait.

  7. Edward Alcantara

    July 24, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    He kinda looks like Alan Moore


    July 24, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    you are damned right Scott !
    i ve seen amazing photo from Paris there : what is you secret Scotte ?
    you are so talented !
    i hope reaching your talent in Paris

    cheers from Paris


  9. Anonymous

    July 24, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    I love the way the bold blue jacket compliments his delightfully orange hair.

  10. Bite the Weenie

    July 24, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    sweet!!! … but in july?

  11. Gerard

    July 24, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    Saw this photo in GQ and loved it then. I love the details, like how his yellow pin stands out so brightly, and is enhanced by the black button. Fabulous!

  12. steelcloset

    July 24, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    I love the boldness of his royal blue blazer. His beard says he’s civilized but also an animal underneath. Haha. That’s gotta be the smallest cup of coffee I ever did see.

  13. The Storialist

    July 24, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    What I love about your blog is the stories that these photos imply. There is something happening in these images, especially in the details (a fraying cuff, brass button, discarded toothpick).

  14. Mike and Vic: LDRS of the CHI

    July 24, 2008 at 7:41 pm


  15. Anonymous

    July 24, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    his beard ! the colors!

  16. Queen Vee

    July 24, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    This is one of the best things I’ve seen. That beautiful beard! The hat! The rumpled cuffs! The combination of ginger hair and peacock blue jacket! I wish more people would feel free to be a bit quirky. It’s wonderful.

  17. melissa

    July 24, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    wow! this is fantastic!

  18. Anonymous

    July 24, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    Dressed smart like a London bloke!

    Sart, sir, what ever happened to the “Style Profiles” you used to do?

  19. Anonymous

    July 24, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    Red Stripe and espresso…this guy knows how to party.

  20. fawn lust

    July 24, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    what a fine fellow…

  21. Anonymous

    July 24, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    wow….luv tht color combination…


    adi sg

  22. Anonymous

    July 24, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    He has mutton chops! I love him because he looks like a young Anthony Trollope might have looked.

  23. Anonymous

    July 24, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Fantastic man!

  24. Anonymous

    July 24, 2008 at 9:26 pm


  25. Scott W

    July 24, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    I love blue and rust/orange.

  26. Anonymous

    July 24, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    He looks like he ought to be in a painting, just like that.

  27. Jamie Watson

    July 24, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    One of my favorites of yours. Striking. Makes me wish I were there having a drink with this gentleman.

  28. Anonymous

    July 24, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    I love the jacket.

  29. mollycakes

    July 24, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    i think i’m in love.

  30. monique

    July 24, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    He gets my respect.

    Nothing about him looks “fashionable” but he’s totally stylish – and that’s my favorite. Even the bushy whiskers don’t scare me, they suit him so nicely.

    This color (I think It’s teele, but I can’t spell it) looks great on everyone. The hat, a trilby, I do believe, is the definition of dapper. Love the rumply cuffs and his beautiful hair.

    I especially like his earnest and calm expression. Oh, those truth serum eyes. They make me want to confess.

    Lovely, lovely man. So British.

    Good eye, Sarte. One of my favorites.

  31. Anonymous

    July 25, 2008 at 12:21 am

    You are a brilliant photographer and have a great eye for what is, well, great!

  32. Anonymous

    July 25, 2008 at 12:47 am

    one of my favs

  33. Anonymous

    July 25, 2008 at 2:12 am


  34. Claire

    July 25, 2008 at 5:05 am

    He looks so fascinating.
    Smallest cup of coffee ever?
    It’s called an espresso…that’s what a cup of coffee IS!

  35. suzanne nelson

    July 25, 2008 at 5:05 am

    This doesn’t even look like London,to me it looks like Amsterdam, one of those quayside cafes that the world and his wife frequent. It’s a wonderful portrait, the colours are stunning and that man sure knows how to wear a hat…

  36. Anonymous

    July 25, 2008 at 5:14 am

    people are so different in the world…not in my country:/ yellow-green-pink crowd:/ where are that stylish people?

  37. ali

    July 25, 2008 at 5:25 am

    black hat

  38. nathalie

    July 25, 2008 at 5:32 am

    he’s hot!

  39. Anonymous

    July 25, 2008 at 5:42 am

    it’s the beard and his beautiful eyes,or rather the rugid facial color, that make the whole look southern china,judging from what the man wears on head,one can possibly be passed as some fisherman or carpenter.

    the man also reminds me of some laurence writer or the german actor starred in Das Boot.

  40. Trapiello

    July 25, 2008 at 6:47 am

    I love the jacket it’s…espectacular!!!

  41. Anonymous

    July 25, 2008 at 7:32 am

    A character captured on that exact perfect point in time. Amazing portrait.

  42. Anonymous

    July 25, 2008 at 7:41 am

    amazing..great “mood” shot! is that fergie in the background? hanc x

  43. Anonymous

    July 25, 2008 at 8:17 am

    Simply beautiful. He truly looks like he should be in a painting. This is why I want to live in London.

  44. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    July 25, 2008 at 8:27 am

    I love how European jackets (or jackets manufactured for the European market) have just enough fabric along the sleeves, and high armholes- american jackets have “blousy” sleeves. Certainly this gent would not have this crisp look if the sleeves were huge; I think it makes a huge difference. I love the shirt, I usually buy some ancient shirts like this, with frayed cuffs and collars, although I am always conflicted as to whether I should wear them to work. Conventional wisdom says they pay me enough to buy new shirts :) but still… Great picture, and love the comment on Red Stripe + Espresso. Have a nice weekend! Jorge from W Palm Beach

  45. Anonymous

    July 25, 2008 at 8:28 am

    this reminds me of a early beatnick from the early 6os, his eyes are hiding something ,maybe comical or some dark secret. he has a story to tell of his long dead wife or his fight with a giant orca,we really never shall know but we can amuse ourselves by asking why on earth does he wear that jacket?? its a mystery

  46. Anonymous

    July 25, 2008 at 8:34 am

    like a haunting movie still.

    looks like a pensive laura dern in the background.

  47. DessignGod

    July 25, 2008 at 8:45 am

    Me thinks the sleeves are a bit too long, but other than that, j’adore. Is that a bag w/ graffitti graphics resting on his leg, or another blazer? And is says “Please Respect.” Love the subtle messaging.

  48. Anonymous

    July 25, 2008 at 8:50 am

    The jacket is a masterpiece. I would wear it every day.

  49. Stephanie

    July 25, 2008 at 8:58 am

    Vincent Van Gough by way of Dorian Gray. Lovely photo.

  50. silver Lady

    July 25, 2008 at 9:17 am

    i am in love with him

  51. tj

    July 25, 2008 at 9:28 am

    I think that it is okay to wear a shirt with frayed cuffs. Cuffs tend to be the first to go because of the beating they take when the shirt is pressed.
    I think that it is okay to wear a shirt that’s not pressed. The wrinkles give a relaxed feeling.
    But, for me, a wrinkled shirt combined with frayed cuffs crosses a line. It goes from being “fashionably unconventional” to being “uncaring”.
    The blazer is great. Love the notch in the collar. Very unusual. The color and the fit are both really nice.
    Ten minutes ironing that shirt would change the overall look from disjointed to smashing.

  52. Bailey

    July 25, 2008 at 9:31 am

    I love the look. And the bag indicating that he is environmentally conscious. Cool and current and still looks like a impressionist painter from a bygone era.

  53. Carolyn H

    July 25, 2008 at 9:41 am

    I’m not a wild, untamed beard kind of person, but the outfit and the photo are great!

    Carolyn H.

  54. a.

    July 25, 2008 at 11:35 am

    what a blazer!…

  55. Anonymous

    July 25, 2008 at 11:42 am

    Wow, this picture looks so much like old 70s photos of my (dutch artist) father, I had to look twice. Love it.

  56. Anonymous

    July 25, 2008 at 11:43 am

    This I love and totally believe. Bravo from America!

  57. Anonymous

    July 25, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    how idyllic! this van gogh-like man seems perfectly at ease drinking espresso at an outdoor cafe. very classic, casual, relaxed.

  58. thevegasstyleguy

    July 25, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    Even when I don’t like the looks I always am impressed by your composition and sense of color.

    “did I ever tell you youre my heeeeroo” lol!

  59. K.B.

    July 25, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    I didn’t think I was going to like this, but the more I look at it, the more I like it. On this fellow, anyway. He wears it well.

  60. Anonymous

    July 25, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    This picture is genius!! Fantastic! I loove his beard and the espresso cup… and the color of his jacket is so electric!

  61. Joelle

    July 25, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    what a sexy sexy man.

  62. Anonymous

    July 26, 2008 at 2:59 am

    Wow. Absolutely beautiful.

  63. Anonymous

    July 27, 2008 at 1:11 am


  64. citizen

    July 28, 2008 at 2:50 am

    Londoners seriously know how to rock it. Sometimes I’m jealous that I didn’t grow up in such a brilliant city.

  65. Anonymous

    July 28, 2008 at 6:58 am

    this guy is an original with take-it-or-leave-it style. I would love to be the fly on the wall when you (Sart)are trying to convince people to let you take their picture? I take it you do not get too many “no’s” once they find out what it is for?

  66. Carla

    July 28, 2008 at 7:29 am

    I know this guy. This is Pav. He is pretty cool. Can I send you a photo I have taken of him?

  67. orphan

    July 28, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    What a beautiful image. This photo reminds me of the late 19th/early 20th century portraits of Tyrolean men.

  68. robin

    July 28, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    this honest to go looks like my father.

  69. DESIGN

    July 29, 2008 at 10:12 am

    looks like thats in brick lane. think he works or runs The Three Threads : – a very nice store indeed.

  70. Beth

    July 29, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    The thing that makes it, for me, is his attitude. He’s dressed like that because he knows he looks good in it, sure, but he actually probably doesn’t give a darn that other people think him stylish.
    Good eye!

  71. Jayce B.

    September 4, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    I love this picture so so much.

    Growing a beard is the most fun you can have without doing anything.

  72. mademoiselleb

    October 31, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    Oh wow THIS is perfect !
    I could say so much things about that incredible shot.

  73. María Iserte

    November 6, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    I was in love with this man during 5 minutes! He is from Poland and I have met him in July too. Asking him about his clothes.

  74. Crafty Lucy

    March 20, 2011 at 9:31 am

    That's Pav that is

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