Monday, September 4, 2006

On The Street..That Hair, West Village

It takes a special Sartorialist to make slicked-back hair look good but it takes and extra-special one to make it look good even when dressed casually. Kids, don’t try this at home without special supervision.
Damn, I love my new camera.


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  1. Butch

    September 4, 2006 at 8:39 am

    Yeah–this guy’s got it DOWN! (Note also the color-coordination of the cross-chest strap)….

  2. Anonymous

    September 4, 2006 at 8:48 am

    kinda reminds me of pat riley’s hair. he’s one of my role models fashionwise.

  3. Anonymous

    September 4, 2006 at 8:50 am

    what is he wearing underneath? i’m guessing white tennis shorts…

  4. Johan B

    September 4, 2006 at 8:59 am

    The color-coordination is smashing.

  5. ec10009

    September 4, 2006 at 9:16 am

    yet another gorgeous photo… this could be front cover

    when is your book coming out sart ;)

  6. rory

    September 4, 2006 at 9:21 am

    So, if hair-slicked-back works only for those few who can pull it off, what do you recommend for us regular-looking over-40 guys with (to be generous) receding hairlines?

    I know we don’t make it to the runways exactly, but some of us still care about how we look.

  7. Anonymous

    September 4, 2006 at 9:25 am

    so very nice. sigh … do you think he’d move to colorado?

  8. Anonymous

    September 4, 2006 at 9:30 am

    He looks a lot like a modern reincarnation of Gary Cooper.

  9. Anonymous

    September 4, 2006 at 9:31 am

    I love your blog. And true. Your photos are really good with this camera !

  10. aimtx

    September 4, 2006 at 9:57 am

    Delicious. He must be European…

  11. Tamberk

    September 4, 2006 at 10:15 am

    That’s Calhoun from Ralph Lauren-one of the handsomest guys around!

  12. kiarella

    September 4, 2006 at 10:29 am

    Good looks can get away with everything, don’t you think? Well may be not ……

  13. Ostentatious Style

    September 4, 2006 at 10:30 am

    Italian, no?

  14. Butch

    September 4, 2006 at 11:03 am

    Main requirement to wear slicked-back hair effectively: a forehead that doesn’t slope back too drastically. Otherwise the effect’s about baldness….

  15. Anonymous

    September 4, 2006 at 11:28 am

    Good choice of camera, the quality of this photo is amazing. Perfect lighting. Congrats!

  16. herringbonekid

    September 4, 2006 at 12:16 pm

    i disagree. i don’t think it takes much effort at all.
    slicked-back or back-off-the face hair makes almost any man look at least 30% more handsome. guaranteed.

  17. mike w

    September 4, 2006 at 1:08 pm

    But that’s the trick: square-jawed, good-looking types look good with almost anything, possibly even a bowl haircut.

  18. Manila Style

    September 4, 2006 at 1:40 pm


  19. Anonymous

    September 4, 2006 at 2:19 pm

    the craziest part is that his outfit is coordinated with his EYES

  20. Anonymous

    September 4, 2006 at 3:14 pm

    He’s so hot, I’m melting . . .
    Kinda reminds me of our own West Coast hottie Gavin Newsom – the Mayor of San Francisco . .

  21. Jessica

    September 4, 2006 at 3:29 pm

    i like it…his whole look looks fresh

  22. Anonymous

    September 4, 2006 at 5:21 pm

    Nice photo. Great use of depth-of-field.

  23. Anonymous

    September 4, 2006 at 8:26 pm

    My father tries to attempt this look, let’s just say he needs work. I’ll be sure to show this to him.


  24. Crash

    September 4, 2006 at 9:45 pm

    Handsome yes, my femail friends have a running joke… Look’s like Tarzan, talk’s like Jane…

    Let’s hope he doesn’t sound like Jane when he opens his mouth…

    Bring back the “silver screen” – my Fiance is forever wanting me to style my hair like this… I think I need a few more months of hair-growth…

  25. Adrian

    September 4, 2006 at 10:56 pm

    For every time this is done right, there are 999,000 times this is done wrong:s…lol

  26. Anonymous

    September 4, 2006 at 11:10 pm

    Are you really taking pics of random people on the street, or are you beginning to take pictures of your friends/acquaintances? I notice on of the posters noted that this guy works for RL. You just bought a suit from RL. Are you currying favors? Is this becoming a friends and family photo album?

  27. Anonymous

    September 4, 2006 at 11:41 pm

    I think he will look damn good with a shaved head…

  28. Anonymous

    September 4, 2006 at 11:56 pm

    is calhoun his first or last name? (and what’s the other part of his name? i need to google it, NOW…. ;-)

  29. EnidP

    September 5, 2006 at 12:10 am

    Looks clean and unclumpy, with just the right amoun of shine… No stiff stuff…

    ENID P.

  30. The Sartorialist

    September 5, 2006 at 7:11 am

    To Anon 11:10pm
    this was totally random – i don’t know him personally but Ralph is so big and employees so many people that the chance of shooting someone from Ralph is always high.
    Besides my wife use to work there years ago so if I wanted to do that it would have happened in the very beginning.

  31. Anonymous

    September 5, 2006 at 10:18 am

    Great photo.

  32. Nosidamus

    September 5, 2006 at 2:00 pm

    and what is the new camera praytell?

  33. positively the same dame

    September 5, 2006 at 6:09 pm

    very nice, indeed — i feel as if i could reach through my computer screen and touch him. the new camera is a keeper.

  34. Anonymous

    September 6, 2006 at 12:59 am

    wow. i mean wow! ugh, way to handsome

  35. dishy

    September 6, 2006 at 6:41 am

    He looks like a young gregory peck..yummy..

  36. Anonymous

    September 6, 2006 at 11:28 am

    I enjoy his look. i keep my crazy loose and thick Asian hair at bay with gel. It looks sharp and groomed amongst other things.

    I was reading through the posts and had to comment on someone else’s comment:

    Crash said…

    Handsome yes, my femail friends have a running joke… Look’s like Tarzan, talk’s like Jane…

    Let’s hope he doesn’t sound like Jane when he opens his mouth…”

    How queer that someone with the handle ” Crash” would make such a wretched comment on sexual identity when the movie deals with racism…
    Honestly, I found this comment quite offensive. If you are insinuating that when he talks like “Jane” , or because he is gay then he is less attractive or less of a man, then I’m sorry you read this, and forgive you for your upbringing and poor judgement.
    Who cares what his sexual orientation is?? What does it matter? So what if he has an inclination to talk with a lisp, can you get past that? Can you see that and judge his sartorial appeal?
    He may not be straight, but realize fags are here, read the blog, and are sensitive about those comments. I only wish i wasn’t an anonymous blogger so you dont think i’m a coward of any sorts.
    ps. spellcheck female.

  37. Anonymous

    September 6, 2006 at 9:14 pm

    for anon 11:28 . . .
    WELL SAID . . . I had the same reaction when I read that post yesterday . . . . and was just signing back in to comment about it . . .
    Thanks for beating me to the punch . . .

  38. Debra

    September 6, 2006 at 11:12 pm

    I wish more guys wore their hair like this, or at least, I wish I’d run into them more often. He’s definitely channeling Pat Riley, one of my personal favorites.

  39. EMNH

    September 7, 2006 at 1:34 am

    T.R. Pescod move over..because there is a new cutie in Town.

    By the way…as a woman I am also deeply offended by the comments “Crash” left. I’m not going to off on a diatribe about the contributions that Gay Men and Women have made to humanity. I’m hoping that we readers are just as Savvy about things outside of Fashion.

  40. Hanna

    September 8, 2006 at 6:47 pm

    he’s gorgeous and I agree – one of few that can really wear that back-slick hairstyle. hot ;)

  41. Anonymous

    September 9, 2006 at 4:41 pm


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