Thursday, February 5, 2009

On the Street….The Green Hornet, Paris


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  1. stylethread

    February 5, 2009 at 9:44 am

    I love this. Kind of retro, yet bohemian. I find the blues and purple to be an interesting complimentary mix with green as a neutral.


  2. Anonymous

    February 5, 2009 at 9:45 am

    Congratulations! This is art, style, fashion, and perfect purple. This is so this season.

  3. L'armadio del delitto

    February 5, 2009 at 9:47 am

    Wow! Interessante!

  4. Mattis

    February 5, 2009 at 9:50 am

    What a beard!

  5. The Concrete Commentator

    February 5, 2009 at 9:52 am

    very dapper. love the pocket square, and the way his jacket looks so casual with the one button closure. Great glasses too.

  6. ryder

    February 5, 2009 at 9:55 am

    the saturation of color is amazing in this photo. what a classy shade of green!

  7. David

    February 5, 2009 at 9:57 am

    I like it. I don’t see many hunter green jackets like that around. Nice pocket square too.

    I also like the hat (or maybe the hat isn’t a bit deal but he wears it well), although you can only see part of it.

    I have struggled to find a hat for myself that is nicer than a baseball hat but isn’t part of a distinctive “look.” If I wore a fedora, it would attract a lot of attention, which is not my goal. I am just after a nice hat. It is not easy.

    He seems amused to be photographed and is a good sport about it.

    I could swear that this guy’s twin brother works at Blackbird in Seattle.


  8. Luke

    February 5, 2009 at 9:57 am

    This guy is incredible! Like some kind of crazy Willy Wonka

  9. David

    February 5, 2009 at 9:58 am

    I like it. I don’t see many hunter green jackets like that around. Nice pocket square too.

    I also like the hat (or maybe the hat isn’t a bit deal but he wears it well), although you can only see part of it.

    I have struggled to find a hat for myself that is nicer than a baseball hat but isn’t part of a distinctive “look.” If I wore a fedora, it would attract a lot of attention, which is not my goal. I am just after a nice hat. It is not easy.

    He seems amused to be photographed and is a good sport about it.

    I could swear that this guy’s twin brother works at Blackbird in Seattle.


  10. Anonymous

    February 5, 2009 at 10:00 am

    I like the glasses

  11. mimi

    February 5, 2009 at 10:03 am

    he looks a storybook character! its so endearing :) like a whimsical professor.

  12. Anonymous

    February 5, 2009 at 10:07 am

    I love everything about this man!!! His pocket square brightened my morning.

  13. Relucent Reader

    February 5, 2009 at 10:07 am

    Wow, it all works, right down to the beard. A break in the bicycling party? The chain at the top of the tie is perfect.

  14. JBY

    February 5, 2009 at 10:14 am

    You’ve mentioned before that you enjoy coming up with great titles for your posts. “The Green Hornet” certainly ranks among them. Also love his mustache, tie, and pocket square.

  15. Zh.

    February 5, 2009 at 10:19 am

    so cuuuuuute!
    the smile gives a very fresh look

  16. Aim Green

    February 5, 2009 at 10:20 am

    That hunter green is mean:)
    If you know what I mean
    Anyways, what kind of material is that?
    He has that go green look and I like it

  17. sparrow

    February 5, 2009 at 10:20 am

    Cheers for young men with neatly trimmed facial hair! It seems that few today appreciate the gravitas of a well-groomed beard.

  18. The Clever Pup

    February 5, 2009 at 10:24 am

    Now HE looks British.

  19. eachkey

    February 5, 2009 at 10:28 am

    whole package.

  20. Miss Frugally

    February 5, 2009 at 10:28 am

    Wow is he Irish?!

  21. Dominica

    February 5, 2009 at 10:29 am

    one word :
    WOW !

  22. Shadan Saber

    February 5, 2009 at 10:32 am

    trés trés kool!

  23. edmund

    February 5, 2009 at 10:34 am

    great color combination, not so great facial hair.

  24. Anonymous

    February 5, 2009 at 10:35 am

    this man is awesome.

    purple tie. and red beard.

  25. amberb

    February 5, 2009 at 10:37 am

    he looks so quirky and happy.

  26. Paul Baxendale

    February 5, 2009 at 10:41 am

    Kudos to this fine gent for his elegant style and the finely groomed facial hair– such full and well sculpted handlebars do not appear overnight! Bravo! (and I love that you photographed him against that burgundy wall… a perfect complement to the emerald jacket!)

  27. Laura

    February 5, 2009 at 10:49 am

    He look so whimsical! This photo has put me in the best mood…

  28. john benjamin pritchett

    February 5, 2009 at 10:58 am

    Very “Rushmore” but with a big ‘stache! Love his big glasses.

  29. Malena

    February 5, 2009 at 11:07 am

    I love, love people that dress almost as if they are in costume.

  30. Kelly

    February 5, 2009 at 11:17 am

    Where did the champagne glass come from??

    But this guy loves his detail. If i had time i would put this much thought into an outfit


  31. Urbane Legend

    February 5, 2009 at 11:26 am

    Perfect because of: beard, grin, tie, glasses, pocket square, woolly hat.

  32. Lindalov

    February 5, 2009 at 11:44 am

    It’s always a pleasure to watch your pics and your models. i love him!

  33. dreamofreality

    February 5, 2009 at 11:47 am

    An absolutely bohemian man, i like him. Anyway i want his glasses.

  34. lepetitdoodler

    February 5, 2009 at 11:51 am

    what a palette! and the layering… love!

  35. Rita

    February 5, 2009 at 11:55 am

    I loooove what he is wearing, those colors!!!

  36. TYSON

    February 5, 2009 at 11:56 am

    honestly, if i saw this man on the street, i would do a double take, and then laugh. this looks like he has tried way too hard.
    he does however look like he is having much more fun than the rest of us.

  37. Anonymous

    February 5, 2009 at 11:59 am

    wonderful. From the semi-rimmed glasses, to the beard, to the layering. It is perfect.

  38. The Storialist

    February 5, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    I love everything about this photo. Obviously, his moustache, glasses, jacket are extremely charming, but I love the colour radiating from inside the house (it must be a kitchen?), and how he is inexplicably holding a champagne flute!


  39. Roberta Jane

    February 5, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    Wow, his look is amazing… all the way down to his slightly askew beanie!

  40. Kwana

    February 5, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    This man makes my day!

  41. Anonymous

    February 5, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    oh…how i love it…in the evening…. i am amazed by that green.look at the detail coming out of his tie: a bigger picture of that pleasee.

  42. EmilyJ

    February 5, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    He’s a ‘stashtorialist extraordinaire!

  43. pigeon.toed

    February 5, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    i love his whole enesemble!

  44. MaxW

    February 5, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    To me this is too much. Too much effort, too distorted.

  45. Sui Generis - Me

    February 5, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    his pocket square…. it both disrupts from the whole look while simultaneously “blessing” it!
    i like how the champagne flute and his beanie contrast and confuse…in a good way!

  46. Ellen L.

    February 5, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    My ideal man! Style-wise anyhow…trop trop bien!

  47. diane

    February 5, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    He reminds me a lot of the guys at my husband’s private-school reunions, maybe it’s the glass.

  48. sallymandy

    February 5, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    I have to agree with David below that the hunter green is off-putting. Like the layers and the beard, though.

  49. Stan

    February 5, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Sigh… I wish I could grow facial hair (22 and I still get peach fuzz). Love the jacket and the colors work perfectly.

    P.s. What’s around his neck?

  50. SallyO

    February 5, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    I always thought people in Paris walk around drinking champagne all day…now I have proof!

  51. sallymandy

    February 5, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    sorry, misread what David said below; I think he likes the hunter green.

  52. Hadley Gets Crafty

    February 5, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    Oh man, he’s got a great look!

    And look how happy he is…

  53. Anonymous

    February 5, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    I wouldn’t be surprised if some of the outfit or all of it is thrift store finds.

    Style knows no boundries…..

  54. Ivy Lane

    February 5, 2009 at 1:46 pm


  55. kingchic

    February 5, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    He is absolutely loving life! The suit is fantastic. The green alone is playful, but this gentleman added hints of fun with the tie and pocket square. Nice glasses. Love.

  56. Kay

    February 5, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    This has to be one of my favourite photographs yet!
    It’s just fantastic, his hat isn’t expected with that jacket but the little details like the polka dot handkerchief and the necklace (don’t even get me started on the moustache) show you he’s just someone who is completely comfortable with his own style!
    Beautiful colours as well.

  57. Laguna Beach Trad

    February 5, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    Very reactionary. Is this young chap by any chance an Irish revolutionary? Speaking of green, is he drinking Absinthe? This is Paris after all, so I would expect ‘Amour, Absinthe, RĂ©volution’ to prevail.

  58. rachel rianne

    February 5, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    a throwback to the bohemian and vintage, but so cleanly! i’m very impressed. wish i knew him. love his tie accessory.

  59. Caitlin

    February 5, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    So, I think I’ve decided I’d like to marry him. What an outfit. And I like how the toque automatically makes the whole thing more casual.

  60. alyson

    February 5, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    eeep this makes me so happy!

  61. Paloma V.

    February 5, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    he makes me happy…


    February 5, 2009 at 3:45 pm


  63. christina

    February 5, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    This guy is pure comfort food! Please give him my digits….

  64. Anonymous

    February 5, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    the wall is almost an accessory…or at least a great backdrop. his ‘environment’

  65. cuteseas

    February 5, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    love this!

  66. Ann

    February 5, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    You can´t miss that detail over his tie. That gives away the time put into the outfit.
    Love the spirit of this photograph!!!

  67. Mad Hatter

    February 5, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    nice photo but not into the green suits

  68. Mohammad

    February 5, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Seems a little goofy style to me. I think I like everything separately but definitely not this combination.

  69. Julicious Fashionicious

    February 5, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Unique!Everything from his glasses till the pocket square!
    This kind of person making your blog cool!

  70. jewlover2

    February 5, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Without the fluted glass, this photo would lose so much. heh heh.

  71. yepitsAyana

    February 5, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    I love this shade of green


    February 5, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Love the strong jewel colour of the blazor!
    Striking look.

    Great Find!
    Fashbashsoundclash X

  73. Styleisforever

    February 5, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    I love everything about this picture…Seems like a funny man with a great eye for fashion!

  74. suzanne nelson

    February 5, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    Are we still on trends? – like facial hair?? i think i’m going to be the lone dissenter here and say NO! it’s hideous, for one thing he looks far too young to sport a handlebar moustache and underneath all that fetter he has a perfectly lovely smile – why hide it? While i love his tie’s shade of purple any combination of purple and green makes me think of Wimbledon tennis ballboys.

  75. stacy

    February 5, 2009 at 5:36 pm


    in the best sense of the word.

  76. L E A H

    February 5, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    i want to share a glass of whiskey with this man

  77. Jack Daniel

    February 5, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    This is fantastic.

    But I bet he’s still in his twenties.

  78. Geek Porn Girl

    February 5, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    This guys looks like he spent the afternoon drinking champagne and playing Dungeons and Dragons with the gang from his software development group.

  79. Anonymous

    February 5, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    HA! is all I have to say. and that his look is very comical and he looks like he’s doing it on purpose. and I like him.

  80. indigo warrior

    February 5, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Now those are some mad grooming skilz!

    I would have expected a bow tie.

    At which point I’d never play poker with him.

  81. secondvurss

    February 5, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    he looks great! i absolutely love him. the color combination is excellent. the glass and the hat are fantastic touches to an already perfect look.

  82. Mens designer clothing

    February 5, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    The colour in this image is superb

  83. The Burlap Smack

    February 5, 2009 at 6:18 pm


  84. Moxie Milquetoast

    February 5, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    Give him my number, please.

  85. megan

    February 5, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    I’m not the commenting type, but I just have to say, I love him.

  86. Anonymous

    February 5, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Almost entirely marvellous…I respect the facial hair but I don’t like it, so unsexy. The rest is wonderful. Where does one buy beautiful champagne glasses like that? I’d think he was at an art opening but I never attended one with glassware that nice.

  87. tanyaaah

    February 5, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    his facial hair!

  88. damien

    February 5, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    iiiiiiiii love him, love everything about this guy, awesome style.

  89. Anonymous

    February 5, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    love the outfit its fab!

    from Shok @

  90. Anonymous

    February 5, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    I have a crush on you.

  91. Anonymous

    February 5, 2009 at 9:21 pm


  92. Yours truly

    February 5, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    dude, that glass is brilliant! haha. you’ve got some great stuff here, sir. kudos!

  93. Anonymous

    February 5, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    I haven’t read through the comments but if anyone hasn’t said already:

    His lovely self and the beautiful red-haired girl with the green velvet blazer should procreate ASAP! They would look amazing in a photo together with the outfits they’re wearing. Beautiful colours, I love this.

  94. Sahrex

    February 5, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    i think beard and jacket colors are very good match.
    the jacket image is neat but his whole image is cute and mischivous.

  95. PoleStar Jewelry

    February 5, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    I love the blue and yellow scarf. Perfect with the jacket. The jacket looks like wool to me.

  96. deanna

    February 5, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    this guy is like a drawing come to life! fantastic!

  97. Anonymous

    February 5, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    Outfit looks great. That is one hell of a beard!

  98. V

    February 5, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    racing green! love his outfit! love the ‘tache! :D

  99. Madelyn

    February 5, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    OH. MY. GOSH. I would marry this man.

  100. alison

    February 5, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    I love everything about this outfit! And I especially love his facial hair!

  101. James

    February 6, 2009 at 12:24 am

    that beard ( and pocket square ) is absolutely fantastic.

  102. Starck Mad

    February 6, 2009 at 12:29 am

    This scares me a tiny bit.
    But then again, all arresting images lean a bit toward the eccentric.
    Now if only he had a twin……then we’re in the Diane Arbus zone.

  103. Model

    February 6, 2009 at 1:46 am

    Wow! Jealous of the beard… and everything else.

  104. L to the Aura

    February 6, 2009 at 3:21 am

    I suppose I should comment on his clothing choice,
    but I’m too distracted by that moustache and beard. Sorry.

  105. SidneySon

    February 6, 2009 at 3:26 am

    he should be my boyfriend!


    February 6, 2009 at 4:03 am

    I like his hole ensemble. But what is the best: Where did you find the wall behind him?

    Thanks for this amacing shot and the all-day-inspiration you are giving!

  107. Anonymous

    February 6, 2009 at 4:40 am

    in The Bay Area, so many take a run at this look but very few succeed. This young man has not made a mockery out of himself in fact, he has shown himself to be a man of style and taste not another slap and dash trend following. He looks like he’s having fun whatever event he’s at which makes most everyone look foxy.




    February 6, 2009 at 5:51 am

    very “danny boy”………. hometown colors, and good frame with this brick wall just behind..
    Li like the knitted hat and the easy and “non-chalant” way he is holding the glass. Very classy!

    a toast for londonderry !


  109. breath arts and live...

    February 6, 2009 at 7:51 am

    I like so much this green color!!!!!

  110. Anonymous

    February 6, 2009 at 7:57 am

    on the street with a glass of champagne?

  111. The Sartorialist

    February 6, 2009 at 8:02 am

    After Lanvin

  112. Anonymous

    February 6, 2009 at 8:17 am

    I’m actually looking for a women’s duffle coat (made for harsh winter weather) in this exact color. Any ideas?

  113. modediktat

    February 6, 2009 at 8:19 am

    So fantatsic! He makes me smile!!

  114. Ashton

    February 6, 2009 at 8:43 am

    I could well be in love with this man.

  115. A Hare in New York

    February 6, 2009 at 9:08 am

    Such super-saturated color. His hat looks like a blur or halo. Iconic?!

  116. "Une very stylish fille"

    February 6, 2009 at 9:11 am

    Colour, structure, textile… overwhelmed with personality.

  117. miss sophie

    February 6, 2009 at 9:12 am

    i love his print silk pocket square! i think women should start accessorizing their blazer pockets too. why let guys have all the fun??

  118. Stephanie

    February 6, 2009 at 9:13 am

    I seem to be one of the few here who don't admire the beard & curled mustache. (This look reminds me of things that make me cringe & fill me with a certain sadness–namely, older bachelors & yacht captains where I live who purposely let themselves go, their hair & mustaches growing long & wiry…)
    However, I really do like his clothing; it's so creative/artistic/poetic & he looks beautiful in that green.

  119. Isobel Saoirse Dylan

    February 6, 2009 at 9:25 am

    He has the most funny but adorable beard I have ever seen. The green jacket is absolutely a classic retro type but with the other tings it makes a bit of bohemian look. I like the bohemian retro style, It’s so, so..comfortable and different. Love the details, as his purple tie and the yellow and blue scarf in the top pocket. His glasses are grandfather cool and the hat is the topping on the fashionable cake! If I were a guy, I would have his style.

  120. buyathread

    February 6, 2009 at 10:04 am

    Beautiful shot, great colors, love his style, and his joie de vivre is infectious.

  121. Alex

    February 6, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    I want that green blazer.

  122. Green Eden Vintage

    February 6, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    Now that is a coat worth talking about!

  123. Anonymous

    February 6, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    I met this guy last week in the subway in Paris and I was SURE the sartorialist would have liked his look. This photo is the proof !

  124. Anonymous

    February 6, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    First off, I am really curious to see the rest of his tie. Second, I noticed a few comments saying it looks like too much effort, trying too hard. I can see that may be true of his beard and mustache, but the overall outfit is fairly classic. Third, I've never met a D&D player or software developer who dresses anywhere near this caliber.

  125. ricpic

    February 6, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    I wish I had the guts to grow that kind of facial hair.

  126. the_eye_collector

    February 6, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    I love decent facial hair. Love. It. Beard-rash is totally worth it when your other half looks this good.

  127. crowsfeet

    February 6, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    and they say leprechauns aren’t real…

  128. Anonymous

    February 6, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    the beard makes it. absolutely.

    thank you for reinforcing my new-found infatuation with great facial hair.

  129. Anonymous

    February 6, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Ha, this is a great frind of mine, we attended the same school in London. He has always been ahead of the fashion industry! Our generation is the most creative at present. He works for Lanvin and has a great eye for detail.

    Enough said, yes he is British!

  130. mikodesu

    February 6, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    pennyfarthing for your thoughts?

  131. Maggie

    February 7, 2009 at 9:12 am

    my favorite sart photo of all time, and i’ve been reading for quite a while. he is magnificent, and WOWZA do i love that saturated color.

  132. EVA

    February 7, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    oh, I love EVERYTHING about this!
    From the emerald blazer to the purple brick to the beard.

  133. Gillian

    February 7, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    i REALLY want to be his friend.

  134. Anonymous

    February 9, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    This is my favorite picture on this site.

  135. travelbug

    February 10, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    The gray cap throws the rich symmetry off. Intentionally? Too bad. I get that the entire presentation needs some deflection. I don’t know what, but I’m sure there’s something better…

  136. Erin

    February 10, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    I desperately want to meet this guy. love him.

  137. Ashley Smashly

    February 11, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    is he single? if so, get his details for me…wow!

  138. erin lynne

    February 12, 2009 at 3:26 am

    he looks like an excellent drinking buddy.

  139. Emerald

    February 17, 2009 at 2:39 am

    I’ve been looking for glasses just like these. I don’t know how to search for them not knowing what they are called or the brand. Could someone be of some assistance, please?

    Besides all of that, he’s the only person you’ve photographed that I’d really love to meet. So charming! Reminds me of all of my favourite friends put together.

  140. la femme

    February 18, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    He’s fantastic.

  141. la femme

    February 18, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    He’s fantastic.

  142. dreamcrusher

    February 28, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    amazing pic

  143. fshnvctm

    December 12, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    I love the rich color of his blazer, reminds me of the old German wool hats my Dad use to wear.

  144. lindayoga

    August 22, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    What a fun, lovely looking man! I love his beard;)

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