Thursday, November 5, 2009

On the Street….Spring St., New York City


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  1. Mxolisi

    November 5, 2009 at 9:47 am

    Are those Doc Marten's..? Haven't seen those in years.

  2. Dollar Bill

    November 5, 2009 at 9:50 am

    what's with the trousers? why is everybody wearing trousers that are too short?
    my my …

  3. Tim

    November 5, 2009 at 9:55 am

    must have cold ankles this time of year

  4. Anonymous

    November 5, 2009 at 9:57 am

    I love the combination of bare ankles and gloves

  5. The Photodiarist

    November 5, 2009 at 9:58 am

    I love this look generally, but I still cannot get used to the short, rolled up pant look on guys. I have to admit that I never got on board with the Thom Browne thing.

  6. Anonymous

    November 5, 2009 at 10:01 am

    Shades of Mad Magazine!

  7. Jmills aNd BCohen

    November 5, 2009 at 10:05 am

    I love the short trousers and no socks look ;) a slight detail that makes a bold yet refined statement

  8. John

    November 5, 2009 at 10:05 am

    @ dollar bill: they're folded..


    November 5, 2009 at 10:06 am

    Tim, I was thinking the SAME thing.

    However, I like his 20's/50's hybrid look– it's got nerdy polish. Also, his one button + multiple pocket coat makes a complex statement. I like it.

  10. Michelle J Flynn

    November 5, 2009 at 10:11 am

    what's it with all the haters… rolled up pants are awesome. and doc martens have been around for ages now

  11. Anonymous

    November 5, 2009 at 10:12 am

    Love it. The fit of the jacket, the two pockets, the colour … Plus the slim cropped trousers of course. Very well done.

  12. CAR

    November 5, 2009 at 10:12 am

    nice shoes and skin colour

  13. Nico

    November 5, 2009 at 10:15 am

    this photo perfectly helps me define the difference between following trends and being a slave of them.

    Short slim-fit trousers, no socks and old style school are still huge, but the whole trend just looks wrong when the weather is cold and you're wearing a coat and gloves

  14. Anonymous

    November 5, 2009 at 10:15 am

    The lack of socks and inclusion of gloves throws me off. For me, it should be the other way around.

  15. May

    November 5, 2009 at 10:15 am

    isn't it some kind of contradiction to wear gloves and not wearing socks?

  16. Anonymous

    November 5, 2009 at 10:16 am

    Not digging the sockless look for winter.

  17. Kazeem

    November 5, 2009 at 10:16 am

    I like it – the Stand out Jacket and then black gloves & shoes. Going sockless is cool too. As long as he looks comfortable, that's all that counts.

  18. What Would a Nerd Wear

    November 5, 2009 at 10:22 am

    i love the shape of this coat and the asymmetrical pockets.

  19. Anonymous

    November 5, 2009 at 10:23 am

    Handsome face, sexy gloves… and the rest is plain ugly fashion that turned a cool guy into a fashion victim.

  20. Ivy Lane

    November 5, 2009 at 10:24 am

    i don't mind the short pants…but wear are the socks???? everyone is going out in the chill with no socks on !!!!

  21. Mikey McFly™

    November 5, 2009 at 10:25 am

    I've never been a fan of the high "trousers" but the jacket is cool

  22. Holly

    November 5, 2009 at 10:26 am

    I want that whole emsemble for myself…

  23. Emom

    November 5, 2009 at 10:26 am


  24. AnonymousJK

    November 5, 2009 at 10:30 am

    Love every aspect and detail of this look – GR8 shot Sart!

  25. Mickie Antognoli

    November 5, 2009 at 10:32 am

    I think he looks fantastic.

  26. Ste

    November 5, 2009 at 10:37 am

    I love this photo and I love the way the black and gray outfit stands out against the colored background.
    The shoes are pure class, but I don't think they look great without socks. They look a bit disproportioned on this slender man and I think a pair of gray socks or a pair of slightly longer trousers would avoid the "kid in dad's shoes" impression.
    Beautiful coat too. Is that tweed?
    BTW, love the man too!

  27. tilthecopscome

    November 5, 2009 at 10:44 am

    those aren't doc marten's. they're a plain toe oxford with a leather sole- could be by anyone though my faves are probably alden. love the coat. love the shoes. love the bag. the pants? absolutely not!

  28. XAVS

    November 5, 2009 at 10:58 am

    Tim, I had the same feeling…nice look, very J.S, though…

  29. billythebutcher

    November 5, 2009 at 10:59 am

    I LIKE IT!

  30. Anonymous

    November 5, 2009 at 11:07 am

    All good except he does look like he's rushed out the house and forgot an essential garment for this time of year, and I dont mean a scarf.

  31. Art Corporation

    November 5, 2009 at 11:10 am

    I Like IT!, seems Madrid

  32. Analytic Approach to Style

    November 5, 2009 at 11:11 am

    amazing work in terms of proportions.

  33. The Blasphemous Fiendess

    November 5, 2009 at 11:11 am

    Too feminine looking for my taste. I like the Doc Martins but not the rolled up pants.

  34. Jeff

    November 5, 2009 at 11:12 am

    anybody know who made the jacket? i feel like a vibrant pair of socks could have made the same statement, and kept his ankles warm.

  35. bogdan

    November 5, 2009 at 11:16 am

    Nice socks, nice shoes, great man

  36. Anonymous

    November 5, 2009 at 11:17 am

    OK, I could wear that. With some higher heels. NIce color on th jacket.

  37. Anonymous

    November 5, 2009 at 11:23 am

    Looks like a guy in a woman's outfit…

  38. Citroen2cv

    November 5, 2009 at 11:27 am

    It's not the ankles making him look cold: he looks frail because of the shoulder cut. Square the shoulders and heavy up the leather on the gloves.

  39. Anonymous

    November 5, 2009 at 11:28 am

    I like the individual pieces but as a whole I find it rather costume like. Especially in this season.
    The shoe-pant combo also make his feet look huge.

  40. Francesca

    November 5, 2009 at 11:33 am

    I would do anything to catch you in action! love this pic!

    F <– two girls living in chicago and nyc blogging all things fashion!

  41. James

    November 5, 2009 at 11:46 am

    It is the lack of socks which makes this outfit

  42. Jacqueline

    November 5, 2009 at 11:52 am

    love the cuffed pants and that coat is very nice!

  43. Soren Lorensen

    November 5, 2009 at 11:53 am

    I call it a war-time school boy look for grown ups…

  44. Soren Lorensen

    November 5, 2009 at 11:54 am

    I am really seeing the effects of the recession in a widespread boycotting of socks

  45. veronica

    November 5, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    jacket Helmut Lang? at a guess

  46. Susan

    November 5, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    It may be true that it is too cold to wear rolled up pants but he still made the look very clean and nice.

  47. Aleutie

    November 5, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    I needed a couple ofminutes to take it in, but now I really like this look. The photo is a little strange though: looks like the guy is levitating. Wait – he is levitating!

  48. Edgar C

    November 5, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    Hair – yes
    Jacket – yes
    Shoes – yes

    Pants – no
    Bag – no

  49. doingtheunstuck

    November 5, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    perfect down to the very last detail.

  50. Thomas

    November 5, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    i really like…i really like

  51. Anonymous

    November 5, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Very effinate, but that's his choice. At least he looks well-groomed in it.

  52. Anonymous

    November 5, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    a pair of men's dress nylons would have really pushed the dandy pov and made sense…he does have on gloves and a coat so I'm guessing it's chilly.

  53. spidersfrommars

    November 5, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    Love the jacket and shoes, but not so much the short trousers.
    Handsom young man.

  54. Richie Designs

    November 5, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    love it I would wear it all

  55. Anonymous

    November 5, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    I have to agree with the poster above…the whole look is extremely feminine…

  56. Abhilash

    November 5, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Nice fittings.

    The trousers are short. I hope there is no flood.


  57. Tyler Scaife

    November 5, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    not into the coat or lack of socks.


    November 5, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    He looks more than perfect, very Paris haute couture, the only thing I don't like is the shoes.. Why do people insist in wearing those "circus" shoes??!


  59. Johnny

    November 5, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    torn, on one hand I love the overall look because it's very fresh and simple. On another note the man looks a bit too feminine.
    Great capture!

  60. Alex Folzi

    November 5, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    his ankles must be freezing

  61. lefistnoir

    November 5, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Cute. The rolled up trews work but it's a little odd to wear gloves and yet no socks. Bit nippy round the ankles! LOL

  62. lefistnoir

    November 5, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    Cute. The rolled up trews work for me. I do find it odd that he's got gloves on yet no socks. A bit nippy round the ankles! LOL

  63. msm

    November 5, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    what!? the trousers are PERFECT. in fact, the same outfit with some chic boots would have been impeccable.

  64. Dan

    November 5, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    nice purse

  65. Deborah

    November 5, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    It looks like he was levitating

  66. Ganymede Girl

    November 5, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    I love the coat, the unique color and three pockets make it special. I like everything else too, he just needs socks. I don't mind that the look is feminine.

  67. Anonymous

    November 5, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    I agree: very effeminate, but that's his choice. Personally not a fan of this look.

  68. whyioughtta

    November 5, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    I mean this as a compliment: he sort of reminds me of a male Audrey Hepburn. He uses similar rules of simplicity and great cut for a very chic effect. I like this a lot.

  69. Lolitta

    November 5, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    I love the coat, however, this is something distracting with the absence of socks.

  70. Designer Junk Finder

    November 5, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    What about the "Man Bag"
    It just pushes over the edge for me.

  71. Anonymous

    November 5, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Very androgynous. Now who makes this jacket and where can I get it?

  72. Anonymous

    November 5, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    How can you confuse Doc Marten's with chunky oxfords? (I guess I just answered my own question…)

    You don't have to be a Thom Browne follower to wear short, slim pants and show off your socks (or lack thereof, in this case): Stylish people have been doing just that as early as 1963, the English mods in particular, but also loads of European and American film stars of the 1960s.

    I don't understand people who think this look is too effeminate. What's so effeminate about it? It's not like he's wearing make up or a skirt. Gloves but no socks is a contradiction, though — even a bit unsettling. I agree: some old-fashioned brogues with a nice pair of socks would have been nicer.

    Still, impeccable look with a beautiful coat. Wouldn't mind seeing this much more often on guys than all the acid-wash jeans, chunky Nikes and, in particular, those awful low-cut v-neck fluorescent t-shirts.

  73. Brummagem Joe

    November 5, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    Pee wee Herman lives

  74. Beca

    November 5, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    He looks like he is floating above the sidewalk. I love the one button and the three pockets. Flawless.

  75. Anonymous

    November 5, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    He looks too calculated and safe, this look is 'done'.

  76. sanmiguelense

    November 5, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    He's a mamine (man+gamine) with a nice murse.

  77. Anonymous

    November 5, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Are men's ankles that attractive?! It's gone too far, this sockless rolled-up lack, literally:-)

  78. Anonymous

    November 5, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    the coat is prada, the shoes are definitely church's..

  79. maranda

    November 5, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    i like mr bean…

  80. minor keys

    November 5, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    this is a perfect look in my opinion; the proportions, colors and textures are spot-on. I love the rolled cuffs on a slim pant; i like the peek of ankle. great detailing on the jacket. He looks very sharp and still youthful. I especially like that his style seems to suit his personality so fully.
    well done, Sart!

  81. Anonymous

    November 5, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    for me he is the only guy i have seen that actually makes the Thom Browne thing look good (and not awkward). Maybe it is the length of the pants or his slim ankles and not-overly-exaggerated/chunky shoes.

    The pants seem to be of a nice cotton, too, which i like. i also like the coat, the cuts seems a bit mod. i am sorry but for some reason i love the pants, the dark black in that fabric – wonder if they have a bit of stretch in them…

  82. adam

    November 5, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    the jacket (apart from the quirky pockets) looks like something my grandmother would wear around the house. ugh.

  83. claire L.

    November 5, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    looks like a hit man

  84. Jack Daniel

    November 5, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    I love his coat.

  85. Liz S

    November 5, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Just a totally great look with a touch of quirkiness to add interest and individuality. Love the shoes with no socks in this case–socks would have cut the look up too much. If he's cold he can turn down his trousers–ok!

  86. Rose

    November 6, 2009 at 3:43 am

    I realise, watching this photo, that I realy like to see man's ankles !

  87. Anonymous

    November 6, 2009 at 3:48 am

    Young man needs to spread some jam on his shoes and invite his trousers down for tea :)

  88. Anonymous

    November 6, 2009 at 4:04 am

    there's a bit of mr. bean about him

  89. Anonymous

    November 6, 2009 at 9:16 am

    no socks in those shoes in cold weather can only mean cold, clammy, sweaty feet.

  90. rhai♥laborte

    November 6, 2009 at 9:31 am

  91. Anonymous

    November 6, 2009 at 9:46 am

    I don’t like how his pants & shoes look together… weird, almost cartoon-ish proportions. I like the rest of the outfit though.

  92. Kristin

    November 6, 2009 at 9:59 am

    I think it's cute. He reminds me of a little boy who's shoes are a bit too big, in an endearing kind of way….

  93. Mens Wrist Watches

    November 6, 2009 at 10:13 am

    You have some great pictures on your blog! This style reminds me of Breakfast at Tiffany's – just that it's not a girl but a guy (it is, isn't it???) ;)

  94. Anonymous

    November 6, 2009 at 10:32 am

    Spot on dude, you nailed it. This was the look that was on all the runways two winters ago – down to the frail, skinny and pale look. Reminds me a lot of Dries van Noten. As cold as his ankles may be, it is absolutely necessary to go sockless so that the proportion of boxy on top works with skinny and shortened at the bottom. Perfect.


  95. Anonymous

    November 6, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    I love the fact that he dares to wear no socks in cold weather. I'm considering removing mine this very minute. I'll have to wait though until the gentleman in the next cubicle takes his cigarette break.

  96. Anonymous

    November 6, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    When will men stop wearing skinny jeans which make their feet look huge??? The rolled up cuff only makes it all worse.

  97. Anonymous

    November 6, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    they are NOT doc martins. docs are not shiny and the soles are not that thin.

  98. Anonymous

    November 6, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    So Mia Farrow.

  99. Christopher

    November 7, 2009 at 1:34 am

    Am I the only one who see's Audrey Hepburn in this picture?

    The jacket looks like vintage Balenciaga or Raf Simons for Jil Sander. I personally don't care for the look, it's a little too American in Paris.

  100. Tanya

    November 7, 2009 at 2:27 am

    That coat is freaking awesome.

  101. Anonymous

    November 7, 2009 at 3:56 am

    did Anonymous take his socks off??

  102. Mattias

    November 7, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    I wonder where he got his bag! :o

  103. margaretmarks

    November 7, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    I want his shoes to be sleeker, with a long and low vamp. I also want them to be another color, grey. Man are grey leather oxford style shoes hard to find. Because the pants are so slim and rolled the shoes need to be as slim as possible. Some squishier loafer thing would have been nice, perhaps in suede. This is surely the most subtle cross dressing I may ever see.

  104. Anonymous

    November 7, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    @ Francesca – I'd do anything to catch YOU in action.

  105. Le 21ème

    November 8, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    This is AMAZING! THis is MY style!


  106. michelle

    November 9, 2009 at 4:36 am

    I feel like this is something I should be wearing. Not him. Too girly.

  107. Anonymous

    November 9, 2009 at 11:15 am

    He looks AMAZING! Well done sir!

  108. Anonymous

    November 11, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    The confusion about the shoes is astonishing. Since there is only about ten diffent classic types of shoes you should easily identify them as bluchers (not oxfords, not Doc Martens). It's probably cordovan leather. The Haircut ist Doc Marten which may have boosted the confusion about the shoes.
    Like the hair and the shoes.

  109. Anonymous

    November 14, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    those look more like classic military issue shoes to me

  110. Signor

    November 15, 2009 at 7:00 am

    Haha the ticker pocket on the jacket intrigues me!

  111. Anonymous

    December 4, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    The shoes are great, the only good thing about all this.

    Why the ambiguity? (sorry for incorrect spelling)

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