Thursday, January 31, 2008

On the Street…The Dark Night, Milan

I know…it’s a play on words.


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  1. lora

    January 31, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    Club kid 1992…

    and the point is?

  2. Russia!

    January 31, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    love it! Light is just perfect!

  3. Paul Pincus

    January 31, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    A little Velvet Goldmine / Misshapes…but still kinda cool. Truthfully, I think more men should wear eyeliner / kohl. On the right guy it can be dramatic in a good way.

  4. Dexter Obvious

    January 31, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    I think he’s stellar.

  5. Anonymous

    January 31, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    The brown, lilac, and hint of mossy green are an inspiring color combination that would seem more appropriate for easter. However, here the color combination is made dark and edgy. (P.S. I wish I could wear eye liner like that)

  6. Christine

    January 31, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    I like it. What I especially like is that he plays with gender with his eye makeup, hat, and clavicle cleavage (if you will). He comes off as masculine despite the “feminine” touches. And people say you don’t highlight men who play with gendered clothing, Sart.

  7. Anonymous

    January 31, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    I want to see what his bottom half looked like. Skinny jeans? Oxfords?

  8. adil sg

    January 31, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    wow….kool dude…
    not everyone can pull out that look..
    his one of a kind..kool..

    kepp it up…


  9. jennifer

    January 31, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    Love his pink/purple hat. And the eyes on the man on the t-shirt is equal to the real person.

  10. Laura

    January 31, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    I think…I may be…in love. The eye makeup especially is perfect! And that hat!

  11. Anonymous

    January 31, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    So vastly different from the boys of my hometown (smalltown Ontario), clad identically in enormous hooded sweatshirts and dangerously low embellished jeans. Reminds me of why I adore the diversity of my new home, Montreal. This boy is beautiful!

  12. Ruth

    January 31, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    Love how the clavicle sets of the flimsiness of the t-shirt at the same time as the angular shapes of his face and jacket collar. Light is perfect–as if the reflections in the background are mirrored on his face and chest.

    fantastic colours–lilac, minty green, yellow, blue-green played off the darkness of his hair, eyes and jacket.

    over all cooooooool.

  13. Anonymous

    January 31, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Although this look might be considered ‘typical’ by some, I think you have to pay attention to the little details in this picture. I mean, the fit of his shirt, the colors he uses, and the attitude with which he pulls this off really make this better than the average joe’s streetwear.

  14. Anonymous

    January 31, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    No, it’s “guy-liner”.

  15. Anonymous

    January 31, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    that T shirt, and he matches his lipstick to his mauve trilby…MAUVE TRILBY!!! never mind the kohl, the kid has style and taste. Lovin’it Sart.

  16. cassaundra

    January 31, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    the eyes speak – i think – almost tell a story.

    you’ve quite captured this man ..
    and the colors are incredible.

    whatever you do – you do it well.

    bravo :-)

  17. Anonymous

    January 31, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    I know a lot of people are going to cry ‘hipster!’

    But I say he’s smoldering with youth, sex and i-don’t-care-what-you-think panache.

  18. Anonymous

    January 31, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    I love how the light makes the white of his eye a light lilac color…

    I wish there were people that looked like him where I live. Let’s see more makeup on men please!

  19. Anonymous

    January 31, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    dear mr. sartorialist,

    i like it when you photograph the whole outfit.

    from toronto

  20. Anonymous

    January 31, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    Lora dear, let me explain something to you.

    club kid 1992= club kid 2008

    The point is and always will be: sex, youth, late nights, bright lights and more than likely, drugs

    (not to assume anything about this young man, who knows maybe he’s clean as a whistle?)

    Anyways, Lora, there is no ‘point’ to fashion. That’s what makes it fashion, isn’t it? :)

  21. Anonymous

    January 31, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    oh my god THANK YOU! i love this!

  22. Anonymous

    January 31, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    i like his intensity… beautiful colours. nice pink lips! i enjoy this look very much… especially because of the colours (not too much, very well played). it wouldn’t have as been interesting otherwise…

    he reminds me of patrick wolf a little…

  23. enc

    January 31, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    Dark and Brooding.

  24. amed studio

    February 1, 2008 at 12:20 am

    A stunning and intriguing portrait.

    I’m always impressed with very young people who favour a retro look from an era that predates their consciousness. Where did he get the ideas? Why does he prefer this look to more modern clothes? Does he look like this every day or is this a fancy dress’ occasion?

    There’s only a drapey keffiya and a single dangling earring wanting to complete this handsome young chap’s rendition of the year 1988 (give or take season). But I wonder what he’s wearing on bottom. Is he hardcore enough to rock the paperbag waist jeans, slouchy socks and chunky creepers that complete the period costume?

  25. Laguna Beach Trad

    February 1, 2008 at 12:38 am

    Nice photo, Sart. But is this supposed to be daring, cutting-edge, or something? We have seen this a million times before. Unremarkable.

  26. Kristina Marie

    February 1, 2008 at 12:48 am

    This is a great picture. For a second, I thought I was looking at the Face Hunter blog I also have bookmarked. This is certainly a different look captured by the Satorialist. Usually the photos tend to lean toward a classic look done well or with a twist and usually in the daylight. Still wonderful though.

  27. Modelizer

    February 1, 2008 at 12:59 am

    The way he’s looking into the camera is amazing and intense.

  28. Dulcinea

    February 1, 2008 at 1:00 am

    ziggy. iggy. lou. whatever. love it. amazing emotion. love the lilac hat and his lips.

  29. Anonymous

    February 1, 2008 at 1:05 am

    I might have been oblivious to this before, but lately your photographs seem to just take off to another level of artistic expression. I LOVE IT! It makes me happy to see something like this photo every couple of days. Like getting a present. I’m sure Pitti Uomo is a big reason, but it feels like Christmas. Thank you!

    That being said this beautiful creature is getting a triple A+ for the way he wears the hat.

  30. kat

    February 1, 2008 at 1:06 am

    Hear, hear… more men should wear makeup. Especially black eyeliner, very sexy! Brilliant photo!

  31. Andy • Drew • Andrew

    February 1, 2008 at 1:30 am

    this guy looks like he’s trying too hard… to be a fashionista it takes effort, but not force.

  32. Anonymous

    February 1, 2008 at 1:40 am

    Fantastic! He’s doing Pete Doherty better than Pete Doherty does Pete Doherty. What a freaking t-shirt!


  33. Bonnie

    February 1, 2008 at 1:48 am

    i got your blog from post magazine in hk. i was hoping i would see pictures of hk people here but i see none!!!! :(
    anyway i think your photography is great, and a wonderful selection of fashion and individuals around the world….

  34. james

    February 1, 2008 at 2:00 am

    do his eyes naturally match his hat, is it a reflection or it’s photoshopped? really stunning. i never thought much of flamers, til now…

  35. Anonymous

    February 1, 2008 at 2:43 am

    wow just a great look …i think he comes directly from the catwalk

  36. cathy

    February 1, 2008 at 3:38 am

    Oooh just beautiful… Smouldering & intense. Perfect mix of colours & textures. Like a visual poem – I could look at this picture for hours.

  37. Anonymous

    February 1, 2008 at 3:39 am

    congratulations, one of your best shots yet.
    the light is perfect, mesmerizing!

  38. starbahks

    February 1, 2008 at 3:42 am

    he totally looks like the Joker character from the real Dark Knight. (with all due respect)

  39. Anonymous

    February 1, 2008 at 4:00 am

    That face, the proportions – so Italian! Beautiful!

  40. Ben

    February 1, 2008 at 5:15 am

    apt pun/title since the guy looks like The Joker

  41. Anonymous

    February 1, 2008 at 5:50 am

    This guy’s name is Matt Holloway? Matt something…He used to be a male model, did some shows but I think he does styling now or something. I’m really not sure but if it’s him he’s originally from Vancouver.

  42. Ellen´L

    February 1, 2008 at 5:59 am

    Great look and great picture!
    Love it.

  43. missdelite

    February 1, 2008 at 6:29 am

    Never thought I’d find a fella in guyliner attractive,but….

  44. biglakestyle

    February 1, 2008 at 6:29 am

    Whenever I see a young man like this I first think, “I wonder what his reference points were”. In many instances, it’s all about some indie movie character and this is ok since young men read little; in the worst case, it’s a TV show; this look is cool for many reasons but, for me, mostly about the trilby and the counterpoint with the face and colors in the shirt; beats cargos and athletic shirt any day of the week; bravo

  45. M

    February 1, 2008 at 6:35 am

    Alright, so he grabs your attention in a way that only that very fridge look can. The T works well with the dark brooding look, fallen-angelesque. Jury’s still out on the hat but the colour on his lips completes the look.

  46. supplicem

    February 1, 2008 at 7:35 am

    He looks interesting, not at all for the look, but for the combination and for his lovely face…

    Love him

  47. Carolina Lange

    February 1, 2008 at 7:44 am

    Amazing photo!

  48. Catriona

    February 1, 2008 at 9:02 am

    This is seriously sexy.

  49. Anonymous

    February 1, 2008 at 9:04 am

    Such a handsome young man! He plays up the angularity of his face very well with his collar, hat, makeup. Very good that the right photographer came along to capture it!

  50. McTickle

    February 1, 2008 at 9:15 am

    He looks like he takes himself way too seriously.

  51. Anonymous

    February 1, 2008 at 11:39 am

    Once again we have LBT casting a dark and negative shadow. Sweet Jesus!

  52. Maupassant

    February 1, 2008 at 11:50 am

    Mctickle are you related to Laguna Bitch Trad?


    February 1, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful boy.

  54. phineas

    February 1, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    For me, this ensemble is about that perfectly wonderful hat, without which the color combinations would be less than inspiring, though still quite pleasing.

    And it helps, of course, that he’s tremendously attractive.

  55. Anonymous

    February 1, 2008 at 1:07 pm


  56. Christina

    February 1, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    His name’s Tyler Riggs and he’s with Red/agency. hot!!

  57. Anonymous

    February 1, 2008 at 1:38 pm


  58. Amy

    February 1, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    I love this guy’s look as well as they shot you took. The colours are really beautiful.

  59. Anonymous

    February 1, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    His name is Tyler. He’s a model from Florida, with Red Models in NY. He does look very cool.

  60. Anonymous

    February 1, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    did james seriously say flamer??

  61. Catherine

    February 1, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    I LOVE this photo – he is beautiful, and the light and colours are just stunning… I agree this must be one of your best

  62. Marissa

    February 1, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    I adore a man an eyeliner!

    Especially if he can really pull it off like this one.

  63. Lora

    February 1, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    Sorry Anonymous @ 10:22 p.m.-

    This isn’t fashion, in the sense that fashion is something original/unexpected/startling. This is boring and, I agree, way too self-concious.

  64. m-

    February 1, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    you mean 1982!!!!!
    this is so retro 80s

    mctickle, this guy is wearing eyeliner, is he a “real man”?

  65. cordelia

    February 1, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    Great. The color of the hat and the green in the t-shirt. The face on the t-shirt matching the guy’s face. Nothing like a good photograph to give us a new start.

  66. Anonymous

    February 1, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    Oh mctickle, have you no sense of drama?

  67. Anonymous

    February 1, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    helllooo culture club

  68. Anonymous

    February 1, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    I love how you framed this picture sart! He screams youth and night and wild and city streets. The color combination is great and the eyeliner is just right on him. I also wish I could pull it off, tried once… big mistake.

    Keep up the good job.



  69. Allie

    February 2, 2008 at 1:34 am

    I’m in love, he looks fabulous.

  70. Bella07

    February 2, 2008 at 2:59 am

    reminds me of a clockwork orange meets sesame street mixture. scary ..yet somewhat appealing.

  71. lifeofadancer312

    February 2, 2008 at 11:01 am

    He is amazing.

  72. Anonymous

    February 2, 2008 at 11:09 am

    Lovely picture, colours, lights! His face resembles the one on his tee. Bravo!

  73. Casper Odschild

    February 2, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    so beautiful
    great look, good make-up, nice light.

    Not one of your usual photos, yet very good.

  74. Anonymous

    February 2, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    me no like

  75. Anonymous

    February 2, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    STOP! using the word “hipster”

    We DON’T use that word in Europe. You are what you are … We don’t label people like you do in the U.S!

  76. Buddhapest

    February 2, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    He is Self conscious and GORGEOUS.
    Who the hell cares if he is a “real man”?
    To me he is being himself, and his cute little self is Hot, punto.

  77. cigalechanta

    February 3, 2008 at 10:39 am

    I think he wears this “look”well. I enjoy seeing people who have fun dressing.

  78. Anonymous

    February 3, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    He looks amazing! The look, the night photo- both amazing! Love your work Sart!

  79. cami falcĂŁo

    February 4, 2008 at 9:47 am

    Nan Goldin, i like it.

  80. Anonymous

    February 4, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    I think he is a model-Tyler Riggs?

  81. giuseppe timore

    February 5, 2008 at 1:04 am

    crap! i thought electro-clash was over. oh well, maybe next year.

  82. hoi polloi

    February 6, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    Pet shop boy?

  83. Anonymous

    February 7, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    i’m from ontario as well, but i don’t think i’ve ever heard of “smalltown” before. there are still an over abundance of men of all ages wearing thug jeans and hoodies, but there are quite a few men that play the gender game such as this young man. i can’t say that i find either style very flattering. eyeliner on men is just tacky.

  84. Karmander

    February 7, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    I know everyone goes straight to the hat, but this look is all about that incredibly casual brown jacket. Seriously, think about it. The common “hipster” (I appologize to offended europeans but i need it to serve a point) would go for a black jacket, maybe leather…not this blue collar working man’s jacket. He is really capitalizing on what he’s got to show and he’s just a little irresistable for it. BTW, I love androgeony and this is why.

  85. Joy Borge

    February 13, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    Oh. A Boy-George-Look-alike-contest!

  86. Anonymous

    February 14, 2008 at 3:12 am

    Very edgy, although the shirt could have been snappier. Very cute face.

  87. Anonymous

    February 14, 2008 at 8:47 am

    I love the colours arrangement… So cool for a man to dare with taste.

  88. Anonymous

    February 15, 2008 at 10:14 am

    Men are the ones who should wear kohl. Its really sexy (and very dramatic)

  89. Anonymous

    April 16, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    his name is tyler riggs :)

  90. Nomad

    October 16, 2008 at 9:26 am

    I have gone through the sart blog like a million times….how on earth did i miss this masterpiece??

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  92. Krizia

    May 5, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    A lot of people would not get away with this outfit,
    but he does!
    I like his look,
    so intense!

    x Krizia

  93. Jaket Terbaru

    July 13, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    i have a similar jacket :)

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