Wednesday, July 2, 2008

On the Street….Young Parisian, Paris


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  1. An Upstart

    July 2, 2008 at 5:24 am

    i envy how nonchalant they are… envy. =)
    I adore the picture though. Where was this taken?

  2. Anonymous

    July 2, 2008 at 5:28 am

    Cool trainers – limited edition PH…

  3. Isa

    July 2, 2008 at 5:39 am

    a lot of style for his age …

  4. Randall

    July 2, 2008 at 5:40 am

    Cute bcbg… Ok so no offense to the lad but this means I’m officially over the Pierre Hardy sneaks (in this color scheme at least). Lucky kid.

  5. Anonymous

    July 2, 2008 at 5:42 am

    Ah, teenage angst. Looks very much like something I would wear three years ago. I love his face and just his aura all together…very ‘me against the world.’

  6. Anonymous

    July 2, 2008 at 5:55 am

    who in the world buys their 12 year old a pair of pierre hardy shoes?

  7. Luxury Brands

    July 2, 2008 at 6:01 am

    Now i remember my childhood years on him :)

  8. Anonymous

    July 2, 2008 at 6:04 am

    Great elements, such as Pierre Hardy shoes, Dior Homme bag, and i suppose Vivienne Westwood sweater, but look himself, is weird.

  9. brandeelovin

    July 2, 2008 at 6:27 am

    this young parisian is wearing one of the 500 pairs pierre hardy’s that have been distributed worldwide… NOICE

  10. Princess Poochie

    July 2, 2008 at 6:49 am

    Love the t-shirt. Love the kicks!


  11. Anonymous

    July 2, 2008 at 7:34 am


  12. victime de la mode

    July 2, 2008 at 7:53 am

    Woaw. Want to be adopted by his parents. :-)

  13. Jorge

    July 2, 2008 at 7:54 am

    I love the sweater, is it a cardigan? It appears to be a very simple garment, but notice on the left side of the pic how there is a double front half of it. If the post above is right, it would be a Vivienne Westwood, great idea, and it drapes great!!! I like the bag also, although I try my hardest not to carry my bags on my shoulder- I think it makes me look feminine, which I dislike. Great outfit for someone young and slim, although I suspect some of the readers will post that black skinny jeans are a trend from the past. Jorge from W Palm Beach

  14. Anonymous

    July 2, 2008 at 8:00 am

    This kid is loaded. Pierre hardy shoes? Way to go parents!

    Wish i wasn’t a broke college kid.

  15. Minx

    July 2, 2008 at 8:01 am

    That is one cool kid. Suspect he’d have the undefinable “it” even without the limited edition footwear…

  16. anne

    July 2, 2008 at 8:02 am

    this is the greates pic you’ve posted in ages!

  17. Moi

    July 2, 2008 at 8:30 am

    I like his style, I think it’s kind of preppy London punk? . . .he could be bad or he could be bad. Is it wrong to wish he had a cig and a safety pin some where?

  18. Anonymous

    July 2, 2008 at 8:37 am

    Diane Arbus – Boy with the toy hand grenade.

  19. Deja Pseu

    July 2, 2008 at 8:51 am

    What is in the water there?? Even the kids have so much style!

  20. Jonathan

    July 2, 2008 at 9:13 am

    Future front man for the next wave of indie rock.

  21. Anthony

    July 2, 2008 at 9:20 am

    good lord.

    so much style, and he looks like he’s just turned 14. i’m well past 14 and don’t look so styled.

  22. Anonymous

    July 2, 2008 at 9:26 am

    A model ?
    If not – he will be .

  23. Anonymous

    July 2, 2008 at 9:57 am

    Do they have a Parisian Ecouter class offered in day care to these kids?!?!?! He looks GREAT.

  24. Anonymous

    July 2, 2008 at 10:02 am

    is this a boy or a girl?

  25. Anonymous

    July 2, 2008 at 10:03 am

    this is what it would be like if i can be 13 again but knowing what i know now about fashion.

  26. The Hundred Dresses

    July 2, 2008 at 10:04 am

    The light just seems to better in Paris!

  27. Anonymous

    July 2, 2008 at 10:12 am

    A great photoshoot… with a great teenage model.

  28. norawoah

    July 2, 2008 at 10:19 am

    Youth with actual style is something special.

  29. Folu

    July 2, 2008 at 10:24 am

    Wish that I looked that good when I was just a kid, or that I was able to get a hold of those pierre hardy sneakers. When I was 12 I thought that phat farm sneakers were the second coming manifested onto my feet.

  30. Lily

    July 2, 2008 at 10:27 am

    Piere Hardy, Dior Homme and Vivienne Westwood?

    some kids get all the luck

  31. emily

    July 2, 2008 at 10:45 am

    i didn’t see anyone that amazingly dressed when i was in paris! i guess we went to all of the wrong places!

  32. jewlover2

    July 2, 2008 at 10:46 am

    He looks like he could use a skateboard…love the face.

  33. mark s

    July 2, 2008 at 10:47 am

    what a pouty face – the boys in training

  34. landis smithers

    July 2, 2008 at 10:49 am

    do we think the twelve year old is grumpy because his pierre hardy tennies just went on sale at colette for 80% off, and now all his petit amis will have them as well? quelle dommage!

  35. Sean Santiago

    July 2, 2008 at 10:56 am

    I could never have looked this good when I was 13ish…he must be older than he looks. In which case he still looks cooler than I ever have. Jealous.

  36. Layla

    July 2, 2008 at 10:59 am

    No way, how old is this kid? Pierre Hardy sneakers? This is awesome.

  37. Decent

    July 2, 2008 at 11:32 am

    kiddie chic

  38. KD

    July 2, 2008 at 11:34 am

    Egads! I wonder what his classmates think.

  39. ricola

    July 2, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    I’m a little astounded. He’s a little bit of genius with his color arrangements.

  40. Anonymous

    July 2, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    It’s all well and good . . .but that’s one expensive sole, pun intended – come on, he’s how old and his entire outfit most likely costs more than my parents would pay as a ransom for me from any would-be kidnappers. I’m only a few years older than him, he kind of makes me glad that i had a childhood without fashion. . . living in the sticks, and not paris

    then again, he does look good . . . lol, it’s the fashion-progressive 12 year old! a rare thing

  41. Emmanuelle

    July 2, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    Anon 5 : 55 and a Dior Homme bag ???

    I may appear a little old fasioned, even if I am 37, but in my young and parent rich days, you couldn’t imagine buying suc an expensive item for a kid, only “nouveaux riches” would do that.

    But today, yo see 12 years old girls with chlo├ę bags

    It just means nothing.

  42. UNIFORM Studio

    July 2, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    this is so perfect.
    I love how his clothes fit.
    why do american boys insist on clothing that is 10 sizes too big?!?

  43. Anonymous

    July 2, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    The draping on that sweater is fabu! This is polished teen chic. I think he looks awesome.

  44. Market Publique

    July 2, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    Love the card print on the t-shirt. Pierre Hardy shoes on a 12-year-old? What is the world coming to? Still, if I could’ve convinced my parents to buy me a pair of PH shoes when I was 12 I would have been psyched. Good for him!

  45. Anonymous

    July 2, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    I love this blog but this image is horrible. I know kids are supposed to be skinny but he looks positively anorexic and definately not healthy. I am much more concerned about when he is next going to eat, than his Pierre Hardy’s sorry!
    i just can’t even look at his style when all I see is the dead expression in his eyes.
    Why sartorialist?

  46. special K

    July 2, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    …le petit prince, as a rebel teen. =)

    nice attitude.

  47. Dan

    July 2, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    rich kid … but if i had the money and the kids, i’ll propably do the same.

  48. Jesse

    July 2, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    i think the trainers are Lanvin

  49. garry

    July 2, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    great to see someone younger on here -

    Clothes always fit ya
    Life is a pop of the cherry
    When you’re a boy

    When you’re a boy
    You can wear a uniform
    When you’re a boy
    Other boys check you out
    You get a girl
    These are your favourite things
    When you’re a boy

  50. Anonymous

    July 2, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    nice kid

  51. aweb80

    July 2, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    He looks like he raided mom’s closet for the bag and the sweater. I wonder what this kid will be wearing in 5 years.

  52. donna AND navaz

    July 2, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    Look at the attitude on that. Gotta love it…

  53. Q

    July 2, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    If this kid doesn’t grow up to be uber cool, then there is no hope for the rest of us. I mean, who gets to wear Pierre Hardy kicks at 12 years old? *envy*

  54. Anonymous

    July 2, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    There’s not a single young boy in the US who would have the chic to proudly walk around with a bag. Much respect to this fellow.

  55. A la Femme

    July 2, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    I love when kids have great style. Not just when they’re parents dress them, but when they have their own style and they wear it well. He is definitely wearing it well.

  56. MJ

    July 2, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    Daring darling fellow, please PLEASE do start sharing your insights and inspirations with your loyal readerhip again! As much as I enjoy the visuals, they’re only enriched by the tales you have to tell. Your observations always serve to enhance the image, and sometimes your thoughts help me re-examine my own opinion of the sartorial moment.

  57. Mumei

    July 2, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    this outfit doesn’t really do much for me. sure the price tag is a little higher than most hipster outfits, but he looks like any average scene kid from the burbs.

  58. Anonymous

    July 2, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    I wish I were like him when I was his age!

    Cool Style!

  59. Jamie Watson

    July 2, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    Oh my gosh, I am so excited to see a youngster featured here!

  60. Anonymous

    July 2, 2008 at 3:08 pm


    – desertwind

  61. george b.

    July 2, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    Love his t-shirt and the limited edition Pierre Hardy kicks – 2.500 pieces were distributed in select stores.
    In my opinion the brown and black he is wearing clash a bit.
    Love the teen aura though!

  62. Anonymous

    July 2, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    I realize this is the Sartorialist and not the Tonsorialist, but that kid’s hair is hella scary; he reminds me of Moe from the Three Stooges.

  63. Gabrielle

    July 2, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    Alors, this kid has better clothes than just about any other Parisian under 30 that I’ve seen – and I live here! Arugh. Dior Homme? Westwood? Pierre Hardy? At 12!? Depressing.

    How do you suppose he blows off steam (all that teenage angst welling up in his eyes, etc etc). Slashing up his maman’s Balenciaga jackets?

    I should hate him but strangely, I don’t. I’m just jealous. Please inform us who his stylist is (groan).

  64. y.f. dubble

    July 2, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    he just sunned every LES crawling hipster tween out there. plus he probably speaks three languages at a minimum.

  65. Fran

    July 2, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    such a ROCKSTAR! Love the Tshirt

  66. Anonymous

    July 2, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    This look fits his young age and he’s quite fashionable, I actually like it

  67. Anonymous

    July 2, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    I was in Paris over New Years and noticed that the children were better dressed than most North Americans. And they have fabulous clothing stores for kids all over the place.

  68. Laurenn

    July 2, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    ohhhh he probably wears the same shoe size as me! damn you, chic parisian kid, for making me jealous of your amazing pierre hardy sneakers! Haha, it’s a great picture, though.

  69. Anonymous

    July 2, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    Come to Spain one day, you’ll find great styles too. Each city is totally different from one another.

  70. Are You Aware?

    July 2, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    used to like those shoes, but ive seen them too much. but you have to respect parisians b/c no 12 yr old in the US could look as natural in that style.

  71. Gloria

    July 2, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    so from the comments I’ve read…his family is apparently well off? I like the structured streetwear. And he’s so young…

  72. K.B.

    July 2, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    All that money spent on designer shoes and clothes just to look like the headbangers that hang around the bus station in my little burgh? Not working for me.

  73. Modelizer

    July 2, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    Coolest kid ever? He’s stunning and his style is impeccable.

  74. eleven

    July 2, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    dang I’m speechless, so stylish for his age. <3

  75. M

    July 2, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    I sincerely hope that he does not get robed. Expensive things make me nervous on crowded streets.

  76. Anonymous

    July 2, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    Something I’d wear casually, to do casual things. :)

  77. kagitsune

    July 2, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    Coolest. T-shirt. Ever. Is that Jesus as a Card Suite king? xD Would love to know the brand…

  78. James

    July 2, 2008 at 7:47 pm


  79. Anonymous

    July 2, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    I’m obsessed with the murse! (man-purse) This trend is really picking up.

  80. Terren

    July 2, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    wow. is he 12? love the kicks.

  81. aviewaskew

    July 2, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    this lad is too cool for school……although the clenched fingers give him away…nice to see a hint of vulnerability in one so young~the tee rocks…beautiful boy~
    great shot.

  82. Anonymous

    July 3, 2008 at 12:08 am

    love the attitude

  83. steelcloset

    July 3, 2008 at 12:35 am

    Pierre Hardy’s on his feet?!?! Are you kidding me?!?! Where does a young Parisian get that kind of money?!?! The shirt is nice too. Very bold.

  84. Profoundly Superficial

    July 3, 2008 at 1:06 am

    My goodness, what an angel! From where did he descend?

  85. Anonymous

    July 3, 2008 at 2:21 am

    this guy has oodles of attitude….. very amusing ….. llllllllllllooooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeedddddd it

  86. Anonymous

    July 3, 2008 at 3:25 am

    Youthful insouciance…although I wonder if he manages to pick it all out himself or if he has a switched on mama who does it for him. Someone has to pay the credit card people and hunt down those kicks!

  87. do you like my tight sweater

    July 3, 2008 at 4:18 am

    girls at school must love him :) great t-shirt


    July 3, 2008 at 7:31 am

    so sweet!!

  89. Black Swan

    July 3, 2008 at 8:39 am

    I wonder if he is just holding his Mum’s handbag?

  90. Arethusa

    July 3, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    This dude is killing me here. Just stunning.

  91. Carlos

    July 3, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    Pierre Hardy Shoes….I’m so jealous…great style…sad expression… why people can smile :)

  92. Anonymous

    July 3, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    he looks too tall and his face looks too developed to be twelve, i’m sure he’s sixteen or seventeen

  93. Miss Shawna

    July 3, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    He resembles an adolescent Agyness Deyn

  94. Anonymous

    July 3, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    how in the world does he afford these things??

  95. Anonymous

    July 3, 2008 at 4:35 pm


  96. the swede

    July 3, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    he┬┤s so cool for his age! Paris is probably the only city in the world where you can find as cool kids as this one!

  97. Citlalli

    July 8, 2008 at 8:20 am

    I love this kid. How he can has so much style??


    July 10, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    Adorable. I hope to have a son as stylish and effortlessly cool.

  99. Anonymous

    July 12, 2008 at 6:28 am

    I am in love. He’s gorgeous.


  100. Anonymous

    July 12, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    A Swede in Paris! Fantastic!

  101. Eddie in the corner

    July 12, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    The Diane Arbus comments prompted me to go back and look a the (Arbus) image again.
    I happened on the Proof Sheet. The famous angst-filled shot is the Only one on the sheet where it’s not just a happy kid frolicking in the park and hamming it up!
    And as someone said earlier: This Paris kid “rocks”

  102. nickyfc

    July 14, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    that kid must be 12 or 13! If only the rest of humanity could take fashion and make it their own like him.

  103. yibram palacios

    July 14, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    i have those too

  104. vavavinny

    July 17, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    I WANT the t-shirt! So neat! I have never seen such a kitschily cool tee!

  105. bomb.ass.ting

    July 19, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    He’s like 4 years younger than me, pretty impressive with the PH sneakers there.

  106. slobhead

    July 21, 2008 at 5:24 am

    i can honestly say that his face is more interesting tha his outfit..woudl love to see him in something smart and classic.

  107. Anonymous

    August 17, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    im probably only a few years older than him and im living in a fashion-barren place, the kids my age wear flip flops and berms.
    got to love the style and attitude i wish i was in paris! i’d probably have fallen for him a few years back! the broody rockstar type.
    WITH AWESOME SHOES, BTW, so envious of the rich.

  108. Armand Yiu

    November 10, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    I wish I dressed like this when I his age. Full of angst.

  109. Anonymous

    January 24, 2009 at 8:26 pm


  110. Anonymous

    February 15, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    damn..i have no comments..

  111. Max

    July 18, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    Oh, the boy in the Photo is called Charles Guislain and he is 17, not 14 =) Very cool picture! I Love it!

  112. Anonymous

    July 22, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Isn┬┤t he a friend of brianboy? He┬┤s all over his blogg.

  113. lindayoga

    August 22, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    killer style!!

  114. R. Kelly

    September 14, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    This is in fact Charles Guislan,
    he has all kinds of interesting garments by a lot of designers. And he’s really into photography to!
    You might run into him at any given time at a fashion show in Paris

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