Friday, September 17, 2010

On the Street…West 36th St., New York


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  1. Sophie

    September 17, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Is he a mechanic or a model?? I would love to think he's just the most stylish mechanic in NYC (except for the cigarette!), but he looks a little too put together.

  2. 119pepero

    September 17, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    ..This is why i love this blog. I prefer looking people like this with surprising characteristics and unique atmosphere/style a lot more than some 'style icon' a non-newyorker like me can't even recognise

  3. MJCK

    September 17, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    Most beautiful overall I've ever seen. Probably because I've never seen anyone wearing a fáshionable overall with an actually intention to wear it while working and getting dirty. Awesome.

  4. Louise

    September 17, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    This is great! It reminds me of a grungier version of the cute outfits the Oil Can Henry employees wear.

  5. ritournelleblog

    September 17, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    I always imagine mechanics to be greasy and dirty, so this young man seems too clean to be true.

  6. Christina

    September 17, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    I like this shot. The zippers make the jumpsuit more interesting and his glasses are perfect.

  7. Anonymous

    September 17, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    get a little dirt on your hands

  8. The Gent.

    September 17, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Style no matter what.

  9. The Sluice Box

    September 17, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    That setting sure helps blur the line between real work wear and fashion.

  10. Vova

    September 17, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    nothing interesting

  11. Christy

    September 17, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    Such a graphic dramatic pocket look.
    Love it!


    September 17, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    I love it !!

  13. Anonymous

    September 17, 2010 at 5:46 pm


  14. Maria Paula

    September 17, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    God I love it!
    He is so peaceful and charming!

  15. The Girl Behind The Masque

    September 17, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Well he's certainly not your average car mechanic!

    The Girl Behind The Masque

  16. Anonymous

    September 17, 2010 at 5:51 pm


  17. red-pencil-sharpener

    September 17, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    This is awesome. To me it's all in the glasses and the cigarette.

  18. Anonymous

    September 17, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    wow, effortlessly cool
    is he wearing onitsukas?

  19. The Photodiarist

    September 17, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    This is just cool. Is he a mechanic there? Coolest looking/dressed mechanic I've seen.


    September 17, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    This is very cool! I like his posturing and stance too.

  21. James

    September 17, 2010 at 6:33 pm


    But based in the shoes, I'm guessing he's not a real mechanic.

    Real mechanics deal with grease.

  22. Sheila

    September 17, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    The only thing striking here is his face. B&W highlights HIM, not his clothing. It's the same tone as the background.

  23. Gary

    September 17, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Wow, he's cool.

    It's all in the attitude. I think he is more elegant than Anna. It's proof that it's not fancy or expensive clothes that make a style. It's the caracter, the way things are worn, the attitude. Perfect.

  24. Anonymous

    September 17, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Asian car culture at its finest (Don't be fooled by the Fast and Furious saga). I'm assuming this photo was not taken at a Jiffy Lube. A gearhead myself, car and driver must always look the part.

  25. Prosto Tak

    September 17, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Cool. He looks just plain cool. Posture, glasses, everything. Love it.

  26. Anonymous

    September 17, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    nice jumper

  27. Jem

    September 17, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Not gonna lie- this guy looks pretty badass! I think its the combination of the glasses and the outfit plus the way a person carries themselves always can make them look awesome too.

  28. wilhelminO

    September 17, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    i liked until i saw the cigarette. it would have ruin any look

  29. RawBeautyRawSoul

    September 17, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    He really works it at work!

  30. Remedy Rouge

    September 17, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    I love the way he looks into the camera, he respect his job and he's into it.

    Also love how the car appears in the photo. This man looks like a role model for this industry!
    (Streetstyle from Hong Kong)

  31. tessays

    September 17, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Like the janitor girl with the dreadlocks – you can individualize any uniform and stand out at work. Pretty slick & stylized for coveralls with the zippers, and slim fit. Nicely rolled up sleeves, nerd chic glasses, and lightweight runners eliminate the grubby mechanic look and make him into a moto-tech.

  32. Jasmin

    September 17, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    so effortless but elegant

  33. Lisa

    September 17, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Great and unique photo. It has a very 1960's Pan-Paris vibe.

  34. Rosenfeld & Dwornikovski

    September 17, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    nice shot!

  35. Ruben

    September 17, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    I think this may only look good in black and white

    never the less, its something to draw inspiration from ^_^

  36. Sean

    September 17, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    if i was a mechanic that is how i would want to look.

  37. Jakarech

    September 17, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Who would have thought these uniforms could look so chic?


  38. Anonymous

    September 17, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    Innocent face, nice overall, and if I'm the owner of the shop. I will make this as a good advertising shots.

  39. Books&Liquor

    September 18, 2010 at 1:20 am

    This is a stunning, stunning photo. The tension between the horizontal lines of the zipper and the vertical. And I love the expression on his face.

    Harvard Style Blog

  40. Roychelle

    September 18, 2010 at 1:50 am

    Its funny because i usually despise jumpsuits. He looks good! Goes to show fashion is limitless. (considering the work he carries out- i imagine it could get messy)

  41. Oscar Devonian

    September 18, 2010 at 1:53 am

    Oh man, he's gorgeous.

  42. Que Sara Sara.

    September 18, 2010 at 2:52 am

    Car doctor! <3

  43. Anonymous

    September 18, 2010 at 3:12 am

    no way. the best I have ever seen.

  44. Anonymous

    September 18, 2010 at 3:40 am

    Very professional looking for a mechanic. Shows alot of confidence.

  45. yuan

    September 18, 2010 at 3:40 am

    naturally stylish! I suspect the black & white has made the overall look very new & clean. As my impression of mechanics' overalls are usu torn and dirty with gease stains.

  46. Elena Vasilieva

    September 18, 2010 at 3:52 am

    this is a great photo of a working men taking a break



  47. Matter Of Style

    September 18, 2010 at 4:20 am

    a fashion suit: unlike other work work suit give him personality instead of making him anonymous

    matter of style: eye on fashion

  48. sophia

    September 18, 2010 at 4:36 am

    such an interesting character…

  49. Collette Osuna

    September 18, 2010 at 5:09 am

    Hes got it going on!!

    LOVE your real life photos:)

    Have a fabulous weekend!
    Statements in Fashion Blog

  50. Sootjeelina

    September 18, 2010 at 5:35 am

    I love the background, and his jumpsuit looks great on him

    xoxo Sootjeelina <3

  51. B.

    September 18, 2010 at 5:45 am

    Uhhhhhh, he got the power!


    September 18, 2010 at 5:47 am

    I like this shot…great inspiration

  53. A Lot Like Fashion

    September 18, 2010 at 6:00 am

    That has to be the most stylish picture of a mechanic doing his job. Good job!

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  54. silvana maiorano

    September 18, 2010 at 6:10 am

    a work dress in black and white … oh, is so romantic ….
    :) we!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  55. jenea

    September 18, 2010 at 7:14 am

    o,dear,scare me!the zippers just look like knife scars

    am I too boring?!

  56. dishly

    September 18, 2010 at 7:49 am

    how confusion!
    yeahh he does look a bit scary!
    but he has got a great look nonetheless!

  57. Anonymous

    September 18, 2010 at 7:51 am

    In the words of that wise muse, Madonna…"Fashion's where you find it."

  58. Isobel Saoirse

    September 18, 2010 at 8:07 am

    Maybe the best work outfit for a mecanic that I've seen! beautiful and grunge like!

  59. MELISSA Z.

    September 18, 2010 at 8:11 am

    This is a wonderful pic, great job! wow!

  60. JoewardM

    September 18, 2010 at 8:28 am

    he's gorgeous! :]

  61. KC

    September 18, 2010 at 8:30 am

    he's charming.

  62. Kate

    September 18, 2010 at 8:42 am

    great jumpsuit! dont agree with the cigarette though!!

  63. Be your muse.

    September 18, 2010 at 8:43 am

    your blog is lovely… inspiring.


  64. simplyolive

    September 18, 2010 at 9:29 am

    that's 1 chic mechanic!!
    (where can i buy one of those jumpsuits!?)

  65. Lizzy

    September 18, 2010 at 10:43 am

    AMAZING!! The cigarette, the stance, the b&w, lovely.

  66. Anonymous

    September 18, 2010 at 10:46 am

    do you really think this guy is actually a mechanic?? he works in a clothing store, people.

  67. Read

    September 18, 2010 at 11:41 am

    That ain't no grease monkey!

  68. Bonnie

    September 18, 2010 at 11:46 am

    I love jumpsuits. I thought Jeff Bridges look really sexy in that part of The Big Lebowsky where he wears a white one. They work very well on stout people. I know a woman pretty big who wears jumpsuits all the time: she looks stunning.

  69. Sonia Levesque

    September 18, 2010 at 11:57 am

    Wouldn't have been surprised to see an ultra modern aircraft in the back… I just had this sci-fi movie flash by the looks of him. Über cool.
    - I'm SURE the suede trainers match the overall colour -

  70. Anonymous

    September 18, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    I think he's totally cool, with the stance and the wonderful overalls. How does he stay so clean? He seems incredibly intelligent.

  71. cv templates

    September 18, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    great pictues, love the blog :)

  72. ladytika

    September 18, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Sea mecanico…sea modelo…la foto es estupenda y el…también.

  73. L-H

    September 18, 2010 at 12:47 pm

  74. Anonymous

    September 18, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    The cigarette is a dead giveaway that this guy's a model. Few real mechanics would risk smoking near gasoline and oil.

    But what was the photographer or stylist thinking when s/he asked the model to pose with a cigarette in his hand?

  75. K.Cyrus

    September 18, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    This is great! Something Different!

  76. Anonymous

    September 18, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Luftwaffe automotive.

  77. Anonymous

    September 18, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    YES! Oh my gosh, his posture. He's hot and knows it I feel.. but not in a bragging way.

  78. A la Femme

    September 18, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    I love his looks. This shot really stands out!!!

  79. Flo

    September 18, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Quel bel homme!

  80. Anonymous

    September 18, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Nikko!! Lookin' fly.

  81. Monika

    September 18, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    amazing photo, different from others..

  82. nadya

    September 18, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    haha, i love this pic.
    he looks so cool and untouchable..

  83. Kathleen

    September 18, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Great B & W portrait Scott, absolutely beautiful.

  84. Blanco y apArte

    September 18, 2010 at 5:46 pm

  85. Anonymous

    September 18, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    judging by the lack of grease on his jumpsuit, the choice of jewelry and the whiteness of the soles of his tom's, he is NOT the mechanic.
    cute jumpsuit though.


  86. Chelly

    September 18, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    So emotive

  87. J

    September 18, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    One of the best pictures yet!

  88. Luciano Brina

    September 18, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    smoking near oil and gas? mmmm something smells bad here…

  89. - GraceCarolina

    September 18, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    Interesting mechanic.

  90. midnitexstar

    September 19, 2010 at 12:14 am

    he looks way too clean and put together to be a mechanic!

  91. jimjims

    September 19, 2010 at 1:27 am

    jumpers are money.

    digging those toms sneakers.

  92. Aissata

    September 19, 2010 at 2:02 am

  93. Anonymous

    September 19, 2010 at 4:33 am

    he is like a daylight god. even tought i don't know exactly what it means, i found appropriate to say.

  94. E...

    September 19, 2010 at 6:07 am

    This man is so fashion and his outfit so fashionable that he could appear on a magazine!!

  95. leeoliveira

    September 19, 2010 at 7:12 am

    Very working New York City street look.

  96. Carin van Straten-Lagerberg

    September 19, 2010 at 7:24 am

    Really cool picture!

    /Carin – My pink life in Netherlands

  97. Álvaro

    September 19, 2010 at 8:04 am

    love the contrast


  98. Anonymous

    September 19, 2010 at 8:49 am

    maybe it takes such an intellectual to get a BMW fixed?

  99. eyespyfashion

    September 19, 2010 at 11:35 am

    Surreal and splendid!

    Much love,

  100. Olya Nikol Pishcheva

    September 19, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Amazing shot. Gorgeous ~

  101. lisacline

    September 19, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    with a face & bone structure like that, he could get away with wearing a potato sack and he'd still look good.

  102. Ethan C. Palmer

    September 19, 2010 at 12:18 pm


  103. elisesophie

    September 19, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    i love this!

  104. Sheila

    September 19, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Cool guy at work! :)

  105. The Social Tailor

    September 19, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    The real peach of this piece is the fact that it's Black and White – I mean dull green overalls.

    Oh and clearly our man is a model – this is no fag break – I've seen him on the catwalks.

    Nice piece – a nice change for you.

  106. Zuzia

    September 19, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    this picture is just amazing!

  107. michael Sanderson

    September 19, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    I would never, looks good on him though.

  108. Sara

    September 19, 2010 at 6:19 pm

  109. Anonymous

    September 19, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    is that misko??

  110. Bob Mack

    September 19, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    Jumpsuits are stylish, but normally look bulky. This one looks too slim to be authentic. Does anyone know who made it?

  111. Julia

    September 19, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    I sure wish I had me a car to get fixed.

  112. thwany

    September 19, 2010 at 7:30 pm


  113. Aissata

    September 19, 2010 at 8:02 pm

  114. Anonymous

    September 19, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    the most amazing thing about this photo was actually finding a gas station/car repair on Manhattan! I think this may be the only one (south of 90th). Great style too, but that's what our New York types are known for!

  115. Anonymous

    September 19, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Why in the world does anyone think this man works on cars???? He is obviously there getting his fabulous car worked ON! No mechanic dresses like this.

  116. Anonymous

    September 19, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Love it!

  117. CeCe

    September 19, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Nothing to do with this photo, but why no stylish older women? The occasional older man, but no women. Just curious.
    And by the way, I miss Gourmet too.

  118. Sonsira

    September 19, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    huh, is that a work clothing? freaking fabulous!

  119. Lee Oliveira

    September 19, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    You have captured an amazing shot
    and on the top of that you did in black & white

  120. Ian van Coller

    September 20, 2010 at 12:28 am

    Love your photos, but this is my all time favorite!!!

  121. ivylee

    September 20, 2010 at 5:36 am

    Very good!

  122. loz

    September 20, 2010 at 5:37 am

    Oh yes. Real clever. Smoking at a car repair workshop.

  123. John hort

    September 20, 2010 at 5:59 am


    Great photo!

  124. Karoline Kalvø

    September 20, 2010 at 6:22 am

    So much inspiration in this.

    Lots of love
    Karoline @ SECONDHAND NEWS

  125. IIDA

    September 20, 2010 at 7:01 am

    One word: YES.

  126. businessgypsy

    September 20, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Those aren't overalls – it's a Speed Suit:

    Go Team Venture!

  127. Lisbeth

    September 20, 2010 at 10:15 am

    this would be cooler if he were a real mechanic but the lack of grease or dirt anywhere makes me think more posed, but still a really cool shot.

  128. proletarian Great Gatsby

    September 20, 2010 at 11:03 am

    It reminds me the italian futurism and the russian constructivism:a time with faith and trust in technology and looking to the future with a violent optimism.I want it in all colors.

  129. Anonymous

    September 20, 2010 at 11:19 am

    Reminds me that I used to go to Texaco just because of fit of the Texaco uniform pants fit.

  130. Lizzie

    September 20, 2010 at 11:23 am

  131. JP

    September 20, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    One of the best photos in a long time.

  132. Ninjagaiden78

    September 20, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    I like this shot Sart. The focus is dope and I like the expression on the guy. Plus Black and White photography is my fave.

  133. Post it boy

    September 20, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    He's officially the world's coolest mechanic. He could look under my bonnet any day.

  134. lenathediva

    September 20, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    I love this picture.
    This couldn't possibly be a real mechanic. He's too clean, and they are not allowed to smoke in the same place in which they fix cars. I should know. My dad's a mechanic.

  135. lelapinamoureux

    September 20, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    wow x googolplex times

  136. paul

    September 20, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    this is great! Scott is a very inspirational person and I one day will have a book out too.

    Check out

  137. Anonymous

    September 20, 2010 at 10:26 pm


    where's he from?

  138. adella

    September 21, 2010 at 12:20 am

    his expression is pretty strong. good features as well. nicely captured.

  139. Anonymous

    September 21, 2010 at 8:44 am

    wondering the same thing as Anon. at 6:23 PM – is that misko??

  140. Anonymous

    September 21, 2010 at 10:41 am

    This proves how someone can be naturally stylish despite their clothes.

  141. Alessandro

    September 21, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Interesting photo of a mechanic. I see nothing especially stylish in the overalls – I happen to have seen my mechanic in more interesting Alfa Romeo branded overalls (in Woodbridge ON), since he works and loves this marque. Nd I happen to own some as well, which I use for motorcycling on windy days. However, what is much more interesting is how the lemmings start outpouring poetic expressions of style and taste and personal 'je ne sais quoi', which at first are a little quaint, only to become annyoing. I've noticed this in many threads. Some pictures depict absolute beauty, like the lady in the hat, and a few others; but other pictures seem to me like Scott is having fun with us, just to see how accurate his predicted count of lemmings' comments was. So, this picture ultimately, is a good psychological device.

  142. Anonymous

    September 21, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    a skinny guy with a cigarette passing for style. uninspired, indulgent, and completely detached from reality. i love the idea of shooting a mechanic, but this is the sort of photo that inspired the scathing, spot-on and hilarious "derelicte" satire in Zoolander.

  143. Anonymous

    September 21, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    the photography is what makes it amazing…

    nice work scott

  144. kelli

    September 21, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Beautiful image Scott!!

  145. Janie™

    September 22, 2010 at 10:49 am

    i think the cigarette is no problem. no i'm not a cigarette-addict, but somehow, a cigarette makes a picture looking more cool… don't know, just better.

  146. Anonymous

    September 22, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    very sexy.. where can i find him? yummy!

  147. MacAttack

    September 23, 2010 at 1:33 am

    Looks like a flight suit to me.

  148. Anonymous

    September 23, 2010 at 11:44 am

    he's not a mechanic he works at metropolis

  149. Annie

    September 23, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Trés chic! This is great propaganda for the field of mechanical workers, isn't it!

  150. Overactive Bladder

    September 25, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Some of these people look pretty unrealistic, like you would never see them in everyday life. Others look fashionable but commonplace. I enjoyed the blog. Here's mine:

  151. [email protected]

    September 27, 2010 at 12:38 am

    The other mechanics must hate that guy.. he's so grease-free he must never do any work!

  152. no name.

    September 27, 2010 at 2:08 am

    dude totally looks like my cousin :)

  153. Patrick

    October 2, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Dear Anonymouses: Yes, yes that is Misko. Yaay Misko!

  154. Anonymous

    November 17, 2010 at 10:04 am

    seems Korean.
    he's totally chic.

  155. Aurinko

    November 20, 2010 at 6:12 am

    My first adolescent crush wore a blue overall. He was a mechanic, that also trained as a boxer. He smoked parliament and drove a Camaro. They just don't make men like that anymore…

  156. Madalene Specking

    November 26, 2011 at 1:43 am

    very well read and a nice topic.

  157. Just James

    September 19, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    I’m I the only person getting a very 80′s Devo vibe from this photo? I rather like it!

  158. JaBar Lewis

    June 20, 2014 at 8:21 am

    fake, he ain’t no mechanic:)

  159. Ritoot

    February 9, 2017 at 5:23 am

    God I love it!
    He is so peaceful and charming!

  160. Topol

    August 24, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    If he is a real mechanic wearing real work clothes, then designers have a long ways to go to make a jumpsuit anywhere near as appealing.

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