Monday, September 17, 2007

On The Street……..That Tee, Those Glasses, Manhattan

Carine Roitfeld and Olivier Lalanne asked me to shoot Fall ’08 sunglasses for Vogue Homme International on real men that I found on the streets of New York.

On the second day of shooting I almost fell over when I saw this guy crossing Madison Ave. wearing that tee.

What a perfect thing to wear for a shot of sunglasses.

Anyway, this is my favorite shot of that story that will be available here in the US any day now.


Close comment

Detach comments


  1. Holly

    September 17, 2007 at 8:07 am

    that tee is so funny!!!!!!!!!!!!! so realistic in a surrealistic way.

  2. Anonymous

    September 17, 2007 at 8:13 am

    Wow. Just wow. There is nothing of the traditional fashion canon that he applauds but he expresses such an attitude!

  3. Anonymous

    September 17, 2007 at 8:20 am

    What a cute T-shirt.Would even be ok without the necklace.

  4. Anonymous

    September 17, 2007 at 8:32 am

    one word – Awesome!

  5. Thibaut

    September 17, 2007 at 8:35 am

    What model/brand are these glasses according to you, readers ?

  6. Dani

    September 17, 2007 at 8:58 am

    I like the shades, and the tee is cute. I don’t like the necklace though…

  7. jude

    September 17, 2007 at 9:05 am

    Necklace…or Prayer Beads? Either way- it’s a brilliant shot/look!

  8. Anonymous

    September 17, 2007 at 9:27 am

    kismet baby, kismet. perfect.

  9. Iheartfashion

    September 17, 2007 at 9:42 am


  10. Butch

    September 17, 2007 at 9:58 am

    Proving that there IS a god(dess), such that one can look and have delivered this superior item for photographing.

    It’s the chain, though, that “finishes” the look, and adds a wonderful dollop of the “look-twice” surreal.

  11. Anonymous

    September 17, 2007 at 10:03 am

  12. Anonymous

    September 17, 2007 at 10:05 am

    The guy’s fashion sense and humor is perfection.

  13. fashionholic

    September 17, 2007 at 10:08 am

    what a grqat photo!! love that t-shirt.. so you are till in NYC.. thought I’d find you over in London for the fashion week ;)

  14. Vinny

    September 17, 2007 at 10:41 am

    That was the hardest I’ve laughed at a t-shirt ever. Would using that picture in an add incur any sort of problems from where ever that shirt came from? I’d love to see that shot used somewhere.

  15. Stacy

    September 17, 2007 at 10:43 am

    It’s his smile that makes the tee that much more realistic…the proud papa grin.

    Great shot.

  16. Anonymous

    September 17, 2007 at 10:47 am

    Will u post the other pics to can’t wait to chreck them out

  17. Millet Nerf

    September 17, 2007 at 10:48 am

    does anyone know where that tee shirt is from its amazing

  18. Ruminations from ABD Land

    September 17, 2007 at 10:50 am

    So whimsy in fashion isn’t dead? This guy is having fun and it is most certainly a good look.

  19. Anonymous

    September 17, 2007 at 11:24 am

    really cool..t shirt and sunglasses !!

  20. nfw

    September 17, 2007 at 11:31 am


  21. Anonymous

    September 17, 2007 at 11:55 am

    Perfection. Handsome, hilarious. I am at a loss for words to describe how delightful I find this picture. It is the ideal showcase for the glasses, and yet it is also an antidote to those who can sometimes take fashion too seriously. I hope editors, stylists, and designers will continue to be schooled by this site. ;-)

  22. Sadia Bruce

    September 17, 2007 at 12:08 pm

    Brilliant! Just brilliant…

  23. david hayes

    September 17, 2007 at 12:21 pm

    Best. Shirt. Ever.

  24. Claris

    September 17, 2007 at 12:31 pm

    Priceless. I love how the necklace frames the “baby”‘s face.

  25. anna Frost

    September 17, 2007 at 12:49 pm

    damn cool!
    i had to look twice! ;.)

  26. Laguna Beach Trad

    September 17, 2007 at 1:12 pm

    This is a great shot, Sart, from a purely technical point of view. However, I just don’t see the attraction. Nothing personal, but I would cross the street to avoid someone wearing that tee and those glasses.

  27. marie

    September 17, 2007 at 1:28 pm

    Wow! That almost looks like he is actually carrying a baby! :)

  28. Anonymous

    September 17, 2007 at 1:40 pm

    Made me laugh out loud. Great tee, even better expression.

  29. hungry eye

    September 17, 2007 at 1:41 pm

    Brilliant! I laughed out loud. A sunnily sly comment on the current Manhattan fashion accessory de rigueur: the baby in the Bjorn.

    The necklace is smart because it’s truly 3-dimensional, which, sitting on top of the trompe l’oeil image of the baby, makes the piece of jewelry more ‘real’ than the baby.

    Very intelligent, sharp but friendly.

  30. Anonymous

    September 17, 2007 at 1:59 pm






  31. WendyB

    September 17, 2007 at 2:30 pm

    That’s hilarious.

  32. Anonymous

    September 17, 2007 at 2:34 pm

    It would be more ironic and socio-political if he wasn’t of Euro-descent, actually. Like a Benetton ad gone haywire.

    Still, cute pic of a cute dude.

  33. -S

    September 17, 2007 at 2:38 pm

    i LOVE the t-shirt, and i agree, what luck finding him to model sunglasses! good job!

  34. Stylesalvage Steve

    September 17, 2007 at 2:42 pm

    I actually thought this was a real baby and you had diversed into diper style! Both freaky and awesome. I want it.

  35. Anonymous

    September 17, 2007 at 3:15 pm

    I wonder if that is a photo of his own baby? Or if those are commercially available t-shirts. It’s great.

  36. Anonymous

    September 17, 2007 at 3:17 pm

    glasses might be Cazals. hope they don’t become a trend. because they rule.

  37. Anonymous

    September 17, 2007 at 3:46 pm

    Where did he get that shirt? I want that so bad

  38. AJ

    September 17, 2007 at 3:49 pm

    Who makes this t-shirt? It’s extraordinary.

  39. Modediktator

    September 17, 2007 at 3:54 pm

    Very cool!! I like it very much and have never seen somthing like this before!

  40. Anonymous

    September 17, 2007 at 4:10 pm

    The whole thing is amazing. I love it! Not to mention the hot man who’s wearing it. ;)

  41. Deja Pseu

    September 17, 2007 at 5:04 pm

    I love a man with a sense of humor.

  42. Julie

    September 17, 2007 at 5:26 pm

    the tee is by Paul Frank. as for where to buy it…Paul Frank stores will sell items over the phone.

  43. Rory

    September 17, 2007 at 5:37 pm

    He must know what a turn on a man carrying a baby is for so many women!

  44. daniqueconijn

    September 17, 2007 at 5:47 pm

    whaaaa cool!
    absolutely love it!
    those glasses are great too,, man cant find any style near that here in amsterdam (only pretenders)

  45. Jack Daniel

    September 17, 2007 at 6:01 pm

    I wanna have his glasses.
    My life would be more perfect.

  46. concupiscence

    September 17, 2007 at 6:41 pm


  47. Candid Cool

    September 17, 2007 at 7:26 pm

    Ha! That tee is so awesome (as are the glasses). The only thing that could have made this more awesome is if he said, “yah, that really is my kid too.”

  48. Parka AKA

    September 17, 2007 at 8:10 pm

    It’s a Paul Frank Tee. The baby is actually my daughter. She’s almost 2 now. I love it!

  49. Anonymous

    September 17, 2007 at 8:18 pm

    Okay I saw a guy at my University that had the exact same shirt on today. One of the funniest shirts I’ve ever seen, what is the story behind the shirt and where is it from??

  50. JO

    September 17, 2007 at 8:19 pm

    That shirt is fantasic…

  51. kkhuong

    September 17, 2007 at 9:02 pm

    the tshirt is from paul frank. if you’re in new york, there’s a store on mulberry st.

  52. Maria

    September 17, 2007 at 9:16 pm

    what an awesome sense of humor!!
    I would marry this dude only for his sense of humor…

  53. Anonymous

    September 17, 2007 at 9:28 pm

    lol… almost fell of the chair and it indeed cheered up the day. it’s simply fantabulous.

  54. Blaise

    September 17, 2007 at 10:08 pm

    What an absolute find of a tee! And isn’t it amazing how his necklace goes with the graphics??

  55. Anonymous

    September 17, 2007 at 10:29 pm

    “Om mani padma hum” to the darlin’ Buddhas among us!

    – desertwind

  56. Anonymous

    September 18, 2007 at 12:45 am

    Would be even cooler if Paul Frank custom makes those shirts using an image of your own kid.

    Unless that is the point and I’ve missed it :D

  57. Anonymous

    September 18, 2007 at 1:53 am

    hahaha he is quirky. what a t shirt! made me do a double take!

  58. Cut of cloth

    September 18, 2007 at 4:57 am

    Another magic moment
    Makes Me Smile
    Tee-KID is a Great Idea
    A string of offbeat-Teesand shades
    In off beat places
    would be a great fashion shoot

  59. Anonymous

    September 18, 2007 at 6:20 am

    That is my roommate and he robs all his t-shirts.

  60. ni

    September 18, 2007 at 6:47 am

    u’r favourite shot and my favourite tee!! :)

  61. Anonymous

    September 18, 2007 at 6:47 am

    The t-shirt is from paul frank.. I have the same shirt, it always draws attention.. I think the shirt is from a limited collection ’cause I’ve never seen this shirt on anyone else but.. I got it from Finland though.

  62. sandman_gr

    September 18, 2007 at 11:10 am

    Funny and sharp and looking great!

  63. Margherita Antinori

    September 18, 2007 at 11:25 am

    I know a series of t-shirt very similar to the one posted here, they’re from Red Dot on superflydelux

  64. dulcinea

    September 18, 2007 at 12:10 pm

    hilarious!! i’ve passed this photo on to everyone in the office and it has made our day!

  65. halfdrop

    September 18, 2007 at 2:27 pm

    the tee was purchased at Blackbird in Seattle

  66. Asian Models Blogger

    September 18, 2007 at 3:13 pm

    OMG, I love it! Original! Fun! Great sense of humor!

    Brilliant capture.

  67. cordelia

    September 18, 2007 at 3:39 pm

    Surprisingly beautiful, funny, cute,such humour!

  68. Anonymous

    September 18, 2007 at 8:31 pm


  69. Anonymous

    September 18, 2007 at 8:32 pm

    perfect T-shirt..

  70. Anonymous

    September 18, 2007 at 9:09 pm

    i think the glasses are louis vuitton. they are originally sunglasses. it looks like he got the lenses removed and replaced with prescription lenses. smart.

  71. Anonymous

    September 19, 2007 at 1:10 am

    so awesome. i was just considering trompe l’oeil as a possible fashion trend the other day (don’t ask me where that came from). and the necklace is a smart accessory. whoever said they’d cross the street to avoid him- who could be scared of a man with such a sense of humor and coy grin?? one certainly couldn’t have a normal day wearing something like this.

    also, am i the only other person who reads most of the comments before posting? i highly suggest doing so, before asking a question that’s been previously posted and answered seven other times :)

  72. Anonymous

    September 19, 2007 at 10:06 pm

    Love it!

  73. brandex

    September 20, 2007 at 10:12 am

    This is what new york fashion is all about. Induvidual style, and humor with such a creative edge. This young man doesn’t have to speak a word about his ideas and viewpoints. He gets it and ignores it at the same time. He needs to be at some of these boring dreadful magazines that could use a fresh approach

  74. Belinda

    September 21, 2007 at 2:24 am

    Awwwwww…..that is just gorgeous. Definitely one of my faves from your blog Sart – brought a big smile to my face :oD

  75. Katy

    September 24, 2007 at 1:06 am


  76. camden

    January 5, 2008 at 1:44 am

    does anyone know the make/model of these glasses?

  77. Nidya R. Wiguno

    October 12, 2008 at 6:08 am

    CUTE TEE! :)

  78. Kachaza

    September 7, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Love the T-shirt! ;)

  79. cheap flights to india from uk

    April 17, 2013 at 6:14 am

    Nice t shirt and perfect glasses.

Leave a comment

Related posts