Wednesday, February 17, 2010

On the Street…..Young New Yorker, NYC


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  1. theyoohoogirl

    February 17, 2010 at 8:13 am

    boing! great face.

  2. The Photodiarist

    February 17, 2010 at 8:14 am

    I dig it! I especially love his scarf and eclectic mix.

  3. Anonymous

    February 17, 2010 at 8:14 am

    Silk scarf and rings worn with a plain blazer with such nonchalance, love it!

    Gloria (Italy)

  4. burgundy lips

    February 17, 2010 at 8:15 am

    I love it!
    I want to see The sartorialist at the street!haha

  5. d

    February 17, 2010 at 8:16 am

    Love the colours! The jacket and the scarf.
    But the hat… not so much.

  6. Arushi Khosla (FabBlab)

    February 17, 2010 at 8:16 am

    The scarf is absolutely beautiful.

  7. Anonymous

    February 17, 2010 at 8:16 am

    He looks amazing. And is very handsome.
    - The jewellery
    - The scarf

    A true Sartorial blog post.

  8. sugahspank!

    February 17, 2010 at 8:17 am

    I'm in love :)

  9. jb

    February 17, 2010 at 8:20 am


  10. anna kim

    February 17, 2010 at 8:22 am

    i love his accessories.. the scarf, the rings, but perhaps the hat could go

  11. NaydineK

    February 17, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Wow the fabric of the pants: unbeatable..
    blending extremely well with his multicolor scarf!
    + he's got the right attidude to carry it off!

  12. J.Teheren

    February 17, 2010 at 8:25 am

    This is an awesome blend of athletic wear and semi-formal attire. His confidence is apparent; he owns the look. DOPE!

  13. Chelsea

    February 17, 2010 at 8:25 am

    adore the contast of beige, orange, navy & gold


  14. middelseason

    February 17, 2010 at 8:27 am

    Blue and orange! Who says that blue is a cold color? This scarf is hot as all the colors of this man

  15. Teresa @ good-grace

    February 17, 2010 at 8:29 am

    incredible mix here! (and I do love the old school Bears jacket underneath…)

    Very handsome gentleman!!

  16. Anonymous

    February 17, 2010 at 8:30 am

    Amazing colours he is wearing! I love the scarf! He is very ellegant

  17. Teresa @ good-grace

    February 17, 2010 at 8:30 am

    actually– upon 3rd and 4th look – it may not be a Bears jacket – anyone know?

  18. clémence

    February 17, 2010 at 8:31 am

    that scarf… you either got "it"… or your don't…!

  19. Mich

    February 17, 2010 at 8:35 am

    He is quite striking! What lovely features, and skin!

    His outfit is lovely too, a little bit Eddie Murphy from Coming to America, but in a good way.

  20. Eli

    February 17, 2010 at 8:38 am

    what a stylish guy! Love his face.

  21. sofiasophie

    February 17, 2010 at 8:39 am

    really really handsome….
    & very stylish!

  22. The Shitty Astrologer

    February 17, 2010 at 8:39 am

    I'm not wild about the hat, but somehow this guy makes this ensemble work…

  23. Michael

    February 17, 2010 at 8:41 am

    Very cool scarf!

    I like.

  24. Emilie

    February 17, 2010 at 8:41 am

    Love the colors!

  25. Sabine

    February 17, 2010 at 8:43 am

    What a beautiful man/picture/outfit!

  26. lanuser

    February 17, 2010 at 8:46 am

    The jacket is beautiful, the foto is super,as always……

  27. T H E F A T T A C K

    February 17, 2010 at 8:55 am

    Lovely jacket!


  28. SuperMeen

    February 17, 2010 at 8:59 am

    Yesss! that beenie is looking awesome especially because the "gumby" haircut is coming back. And is that a Chicago Bears windbreaker underneath his jacket!? So original he is. Thank you for this one.

  29. Karina*

    February 17, 2010 at 9:07 am

    he's perfect.
    c'est tout.

  30. Imajeanative

    February 17, 2010 at 9:08 am

    love the ankara scarf. not sure about the jacket underneath but the colours work beautifully. handsome young man

  31. Felicia S.

    February 17, 2010 at 9:08 am

    He's the Prince of New York! This is how it's done, people.

    Felicia S.

  32. Anonymous

    February 17, 2010 at 9:09 am

    Love his scarf/shirt/jacket/pants

  33. Davidikus

    February 17, 2010 at 9:10 am

    Absolutely fantastic clothing! The scarf makes the attire. Do they have indoors street in NYC now?

  34. Alice Olive

    February 17, 2010 at 9:15 am

    Wow. He is intense. Love bright colours and the neutral colour of the trousers.

  35. Ulla

    February 17, 2010 at 9:17 am

    He reminds me of a young Eddie Murphy in Coming to America.
    Love the details, what a great dresser and he couldn't be more handsome if he tried!

  36. Anonymous

    February 17, 2010 at 9:24 am

    It's a Benglas jacket

  37. CĂ©ci

    February 17, 2010 at 9:26 am

    What a man! seems like a king of Somalia. A stunning beauty.

  38. Anonymous

    February 17, 2010 at 9:29 am

    This fellow has much ELAN (flair)–does not matter what this man has on–its all about how he wears it. The hat for comfort; the jacket–the same–but adds some color that pulls in the scarf. The jacket and slack are climate correct but add much civility to this gent's look. Makes you wonder what was on his mind as he got dressed for this morning. But really–literally and figuratively–were the lights on?

  39. Anonymous

    February 17, 2010 at 9:32 am

    Cincinnati Bengals jacket BTW.

  40. no-more-wire-hangers

    February 17, 2010 at 9:33 am

    I LOVE this! he has such a strong face. and i love how he has styled himself. totally his own style!

  41. Anonymous

    February 17, 2010 at 9:35 am

    A natural-born king…

  42. Indie Mom and the Reluctant Banker

    February 17, 2010 at 9:35 am

    He looks great! I especially love his jacket.

  43. Peggy

    February 17, 2010 at 9:37 am

    I love this. He wears it with such elan. The jacket is so classic and sophisticated and elevates the whole outfit. He seems to have an amazing pin on his hat which matches as well! This fellow has a real sense of style.

  44. The Concrete Commentator

    February 17, 2010 at 9:46 am

    this is great!!. love the eclectic mix. It all just works on him.

  45. Gary MAEL

    February 17, 2010 at 9:47 am

    True style.

  46. NYCNavygirl

    February 17, 2010 at 9:48 am

    colorful, in every sense of the word.

  47. Anonymous

    February 17, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Pure charisma !

  48. Joanna Roman

    February 17, 2010 at 9:50 am



  49. Ocean in Between

    February 17, 2010 at 9:54 am

    he is such a beautiful man! and has an amazing style! I can't see many men wearing a hat like that who can still pull it off!

  50. Fernando

    February 17, 2010 at 9:55 am

    Very Handsome.
    Love the scarf.

  51. Anonymous

    February 17, 2010 at 9:55 am

    my my!

  52. Sweetwine and Snowflakes

    February 17, 2010 at 9:59 am

    A very intense gaze, love this portrait!

  53. Kathleen

    February 17, 2010 at 10:04 am

    Another young one with loads of style. How beautiful he is, and how creative. Lovely shot Scott. He makes me feel warm.

  54. AnonymousJK

    February 17, 2010 at 10:06 am


  55. Valerie

    February 17, 2010 at 10:07 am

  56. itzjessa

    February 17, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Interesting to see that he is wearing a diesel jacket under the blazer.

  57. kagitsune

    February 17, 2010 at 10:28 am

    Well, he did it. He really mixed classy and "gangsta" and really pulled it off. *applause*

  58. Lynne

    February 17, 2010 at 10:34 am

    so dashing! such elegance!

  59. Allen - East Hampton

    February 17, 2010 at 10:46 am

    personal style is alive and well. beautiful shot, as well.

  60. How To Become A Fashion Wardrobe Stylist

    February 17, 2010 at 10:49 am

    This is fabulous!!! I love it!!1

  61. Miss Amy

    February 17, 2010 at 10:50 am

    jock, hobo, gucci chic. interesting look! what is his story?

  62. JT

    February 17, 2010 at 11:06 am

    Cincinnati Bengals windbreaker

  63. xris

    February 17, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Shanty chic. Solid.

  64. Michael1style

    February 17, 2010 at 11:18 am

    This shot epitomizes the fact that the core of style comes from with in. A Chicago Bears jacket under a navy blue blazer? Come now, most would look like WTF!? But this dashing young brother makes it look "easy like a Sunday morning."

    I too think a different direction with the head gear would have been more effective.

  65. Sabrina

    February 17, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Amazing…. Good style..

  66. Sabrina

    February 17, 2010 at 11:25 am

    Amazing.. Good style!!

  67. Parker

    February 17, 2010 at 11:25 am

    Its a Bengals jacket.

  68. Joaquin

    February 17, 2010 at 11:29 am

    abdoul has made it onto the sartorialist

    this is amazing

  69. Alice

    February 17, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Lovely pic!So interesting outfit!

  70. Anonymous

    February 17, 2010 at 11:37 am

    Oh yes, that is a Chicago Bears windbreaker. I have never seen one look so stylish…and as a life long Chicagoan, I have seen a LOT of these jackets. Fans of Da Bears should take a lesson!

  71. Anonymous

    February 17, 2010 at 11:43 am

    gorgeous and inspired–thanks for this!

  72. b.litz

    February 17, 2010 at 11:43 am


  73. James Oesi

    February 17, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Wow, love it.

  74. Vale

    February 17, 2010 at 11:47 am

    Amazing, love that scarf! Great mix..

  75. Giovanella

    February 17, 2010 at 11:53 am

    the scarf is lush..makes me want to eat it like candy. veery lovely.

  76. Lou

    February 17, 2010 at 11:59 am

    As if it would matter what he wears! He is too gorgeous.

    So he can take all the risks. The cool thing is, of course, that he actually does. He dares. He pushes it. And it works. It's totally his.

  77. Mickey Kennedy

    February 17, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    i love it! the mix of a structured blazer over sport themed jacket.of course the face isn't too hard on the eyes either.


    February 17, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    ecclectic, indivualistic style is always so very attractive …

  79. Sophie

    February 17, 2010 at 12:25 pm


  80. Anonymous

    February 17, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Good grief-Who is this? So stylish and young. It's really scary that he can effortlessly pull this look off. Sart, please promise you will post more pics of him in the future.Amazing.

  81. beths

    February 17, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    I love that he's handsome and does not play it safe. The hat's angle is perfect, suggesting a fez or crown. And the red wouldn't work (I don't think) without the orange setting it up from below. I enjoy seeing this perfect navy DB toyed with, and yet respected as a great piece.

  82. Joy Mars

    February 17, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Yeah, I agree with the previous poster. This guy really pushes the envelope—successfully!
    But it's easy to get away with the wildest risks when you're handsome and thin.

  83. Anonymous

    February 17, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    I can't get past the beautiful face.

  84. darlene

    February 17, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Very stunning looking guy. I'd say the patterned scarf is a bit too much, but everything else works.

  85. nadia

    February 17, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    what a cutie

    i dig it

  86. Anonymous

    February 17, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    so much class! very handsome and unique style. wonderful.

  87. kristi

    February 17, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    WHO DEY!

  88. Anonymous

    February 17, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    100% pure New York Style!

  89. Jacqueline

    February 17, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    The scarf and hat is gorgeous, but so is his face! xo

  90. FishberryJam

    February 17, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    that is just crazy cool

  91. Meadow

    February 17, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Annnd, i'm in love. Yes, he's cute. But the styling…i die. So effortless! Boy version of Shala Monroque.

  92. SallyO

    February 17, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Awesome look! The satin jacket looks like Bengals to me.

  93. Anonymous

    February 17, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    What a beautiful man

  94. Athena

    February 17, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    I love the shape the hat takes… I have no idea of the actaully shape of the hat, it is slightly odd, but his confidence makes the hat work with the entire ensemble…. but those eyes light up the picture!!!

  95. Anonymous

    February 17, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    that's a hell of a lot of awesome

  96. Frenzy Mind

    February 17, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Love the scarf;D overall he looks very charming…

  97. Prutha

    February 17, 2010 at 1:55 pm

  98. Esther

    February 17, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    best outfit I've seen for years! Awesome!

  99. Anonymous

    February 17, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    wool trousers, a late 70s Starter jacket, the Ghanan print cloth. colortheory, color choice. international, domestic = fashion of the African diaspora! I don't know where he's from but I love the way he represents!


  100. Pickles & Coffee

    February 17, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    Amazing picture… as always.. I am loving the scarf, I am not sure about the track jacket under the blazer..

  101. modelte

    February 17, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Wow! He is hadsome. Love those colors on him. Thanks for shooting a stylish African American. Would love to see more.

  102. Anonymous

    February 17, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    love this, gorgeous man, and i particularly love the way he carries it. you can tell this is his own look. the colors are fantastic, and are toned down with the khaki pants. would love to see more of him!

  103. bravegrrl

    February 17, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    amazing play with color


  104. princess glee

    February 17, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    I love looking at him and I can hardly wait to read the comments. I think he's given us new tools to play with. Who thinks of shaping a sweater cap like that? The layering is geniusly inventive. The colors work. A+.

  105. Anonymous

    February 17, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Distinguished looking young man-great colors in the accessories

  106. Anonymous

    February 17, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    He's cute.
    Like his outfit too – sort of has an old world charm about it. I also like how he sports his "bling" in the picture (on hand).
    I'd love to follow you around, to see how people react when you ask to take their portrait……

  107. Ashley

    February 17, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Stunning outfit and gorgeous face!

  108. Allie P.

    February 17, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    this man can accessorize!I love the scarf and hat

  109. amstar

    February 17, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Love it. The point of the hat, the ribbing on the sleeve, the silk scarf and ta-da. excellent.

  110. Maria Ana

    February 17, 2010 at 5:05 pm


  111. Anonymous

    February 17, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    LOVE it! and so creative.

  112. GoldWood81

    February 17, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    He's like a walking Kehinde Wiley Portrait. Awesome!

  113. MIA

    February 17, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    amazing, perfect.

  114. taryn

    February 17, 2010 at 6:36 pm


    ~taryn xx

  115. ADJ

    February 17, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    Wow, he is beautiful. Amazing shot!

  116. poptasticspastic

    February 17, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    I want the rings…. The gold one especially… This photo is also a reminder that I need to invest in a nice light blazer for this spring/summer. Blue blazer & white shirt never fails! xo-Poptastic

  117. Anonymous

    February 17, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Okay, I'll settle this once and for all. Everyone knows that the Bears wear navy and the Bengals wear black. Also, the letters on the jacket are clearly "E" and "N". G'head…blow it up.

  118. kiki

    February 17, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    This is one of my favorites! Very striking, beautiful composition and colors are perfect!

  119. Anonymous

    February 17, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Baseball bomber and blazer?

  120. Jocelyn H. Chilvers

    February 17, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    This guy looks like the heir to a throne. Somewhere.

  121. TMorgan

    February 17, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    DYING to know what his SHOES were!!

  122. Anonymous

    February 17, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    I am totally getting a "Coming to America" vibe (you know, that movie with Eddie Murphy). Big props to the Zulu Nation!

  123. Anonymous

    February 17, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Love it. So striking.

  124. Marie

    February 18, 2010 at 12:32 am

    I adore this.

    Especially that ring, which I want to steal. And he's a very beautiful man. And the way the colours echo is great.

    So too is the swenka vibe I'm getting.

  125. Anonymous

    February 18, 2010 at 2:18 am

    High marks for creativity, although think anything would look good on this guy's frame and under that handsome face.

    I know that what he's wearing would definitely not look good on someone with a beer gut. In other words, on most male baseball fans.

  126. J'me elle Austria

    February 18, 2010 at 3:25 am

    Uhm, can we say ON POINT?! Dapper and a half.


    February 18, 2010 at 4:22 am

    beautiful portrait!

  128. Connie

    February 18, 2010 at 4:22 am

    True style.

    The Heartbreak

  129. Penny

    February 18, 2010 at 4:37 am

    Ooh! He's very pretty!

  130. Niamh

    February 18, 2010 at 6:41 am

    gorgeous guy!! beautiful scarf and jewellery…

  131. M.J.Woodbridge

    February 18, 2010 at 6:56 am

    awesome combo!

  132. Anonymous

    February 18, 2010 at 8:16 am

    No, not Eddie Murphy!! This is truly royal, dignified. He must have it somewhere in his genes.

    It's funny isn't it that he has taken bits and pieces of quite ordinary pieces of clothing and made it all his own? This is real style.

    And what a beautiful young man. I wonder who he is?

  133. Anonymous

    February 18, 2010 at 8:55 am

    love the colors and textures! gorgeous.

  134. Anonymous

    February 18, 2010 at 9:03 am

    great look, the color combo's are right on. to all who asked its a cincinnati beangals jacket under the blazer.

  135. cordelia

    February 18, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    smart and wonderful

  136. 2:20

    February 18, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    @ Kagitsune


    How is this man "gangsta" in any way shape or form?
    Are we looking at the same photograph?

    Anyway . . .

    I was wondering, Scott: What'd the button he has pinned on his hat say?
    Do you remember?
    I just wonder if the button provided a curiously succinct caption to his entire ensemble or to his mood that day, especially since he seems to know how to pick his accessories.

  137. Cláudia [ACV]

    February 18, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Great shot, Scott. It conveys one of the most interesting, complex looks you've posted here.
    This young man's layering tells a lot about who is. Other commenters already pointed to the blazer and jacket symbolism, to the scarf printing, and I don't believe the red hat is random either: it's just a guess, but I think he is wearing it to pay tribute to his 'balanta' ancestors, an ancient ethnic group from Western Africa.

  138. The Writing Instinct

    February 18, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    A cool & casual African King. Nothing phases him, but nothing.

  139. Sancho Penser

    February 19, 2010 at 5:08 am

    Great picture. Reminds me a lot of William Eggleston.

  140. Ozwald Boateng

    February 19, 2010 at 7:11 am

    This dude has a very strong demeanour. Very good combination of colours.

  141. Jen

    February 19, 2010 at 7:12 am

    I just love the colours! So vibrant but not over the top. Very elegant!


  142. Chioma

    February 19, 2010 at 11:02 am

    Abdoul is the future.

  143. gaye

    February 19, 2010 at 11:41 am

    angles, textures, layering, patter so beautiful

  144. RJ

    February 19, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    Very FLY.

  145. Anonymous

    February 19, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    I am too intrigued by his fashion genius. I keep returning to this pic and the comments for the following: The ring, the little bracelets peaking out, his swag, the comments about his dress being the personification of the African diaspora. Your blog is a unique art form. Sigh, to know and love this man.

  146. Anonymous

    February 19, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    I just got back Kenya and what I love about the Samburu tribesmen is that they're the ones who wear the beaded bracelets and necklaces. The men wear beautiful colors up against their dark skin and it looks gorgeous, not effeminiate at all.

    I think this young man pulls off the same effect with the simple but artful use of scarves.

  147. amelie

    February 19, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    He is so handsome…

    and the combination of colours is great!

  148. Mr Sartorial

    February 20, 2010 at 12:53 am

    only in NY, i just love the mix between an african woman and a english dandy from the 60's

  149. lsc-blogspot

    February 20, 2010 at 12:58 am

    Lovely guy! The scarf is sooo perfect! Really lights him up.

  150. 82Brute

    February 20, 2010 at 10:07 am

    I have to assume he's a model–people this gorgeous don't just wander around New York undiscovered. Anyway, I love the global styling of this outfit. He could be anywhere, Nairobi, London, Harvard Yard. He looks like an African prince on his way to a cricket match, or perhaps a grad student waiting for his date. Change out the baseball jacket and the scarf for a Brooks Brothers shirt and an Hermes tie and he's ready for a Wall Street power meeting. I love the hat and the jaunty angle of it. Wouldn't change a thing. I'm sufficiently charmed.


    February 20, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Go with your gut! I think its a Chicago Bears Jacket under a blazer, scarf, wool pants, hat, killing it!

  152. Anonymous

    February 20, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    So much positivity! Abdoul is a cool dude. A real creative. Check his blog out:

  153. prettykittypublishing

    February 21, 2010 at 3:51 am


  154. grindsson

    February 22, 2010 at 5:47 am

    Love it!

  155. Anonymous

    March 27, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    epic. pitch perfect.

    I wonder if his hat is photographed at this angle or if this is it's shape.

    I like what appears to be youth soccer jersey under that blazer. funny!

  156. Olivia

    April 13, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    is he wearing a Cincinnati Bengal's jacket?

  157. Kellye

    May 21, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Something about the combination of that scarf, hat, and blazer is SO hot to me. What an awesome look, and you can tell he has the confidence to pull it off. Bravo maestro!

  158. julian

    February 14, 2013 at 2:29 am

    Great portrait of a true individual

  159. Simone Fraser

    November 5, 2013 at 3:10 am

    More princely than princes.. Finw ensemble, beautiful face and I love the dignified poise.

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