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Monday, September 17, 2007

On The Street........That Tee, Those Glasses, Manhattan

Carine Roitfeld and Olivier Lalanne asked me to shoot Fall '08 sunglasses for Vogue Homme International on real men that I found on the streets of New York.

On the second day of shooting I almost fell over when I saw this guy crossing Madison Ave. wearing that tee.

What a perfect thing to wear for a shot of sunglasses.

Anyway, this is my favorite shot of that story that will be available here in the US any day now.

Comments on "On The Street........That Tee, Those Glasses, Manhattan"


Blogger Holly said ... (8:07 AM) : 

that tee is so funny!!!!!!!!!!!!! so realistic in a surrealistic way.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:13 AM) : 

Wow. Just wow. There is nothing of the traditional fashion canon that he applauds but he expresses such an attitude!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:20 AM) : 

What a cute T-shirt.Would even be ok without the necklace.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:32 AM) : 

one word - Awesome!


Blogger Thibaut said ... (8:35 AM) : 

What model/brand are these glasses according to you, readers ?


Blogger Dani said ... (8:58 AM) : 

I like the shades, and the tee is cute. I don't like the necklace though...


Anonymous jude said ... (9:05 AM) : 

Necklace...or Prayer Beads? Either way- it's a brilliant shot/look!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:27 AM) : 

kismet baby, kismet. perfect.


Blogger Iheartfashion said ... (9:42 AM) : 



Blogger Butch said ... (9:58 AM) : 

Proving that there IS a god(dess), such that one can look and have delivered this superior item for photographing.

It's the chain, though, that "finishes" the look, and adds a wonderful dollop of the "look-twice" surreal.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:03 AM) : 

yes but...he's cheating.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:03 AM) :


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:05 AM) : 

The guy's fashion sense and humor is perfection.


Anonymous fashionholic said ... (10:08 AM) : 

what a grqat photo!! love that t-shirt.. so you are till in NYC.. thought I'd find you over in London for the fashion week ;)


Anonymous Vinny said ... (10:41 AM) : 

That was the hardest I've laughed at a t-shirt ever. Would using that picture in an add incur any sort of problems from where ever that shirt came from? I'd love to see that shot used somewhere.


Blogger Stacy said ... (10:43 AM) : 

It's his smile that makes the tee that much more realistic...the proud papa grin.

Great shot.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:47 AM) : 

Will u post the other pics to can't wait to chreck them out


Blogger Millet Nerf said ... (10:48 AM) : 

does anyone know where that tee shirt is from its amazing


Blogger Ruminations from ABD Land said ... (10:50 AM) : 

So whimsy in fashion isn't dead? This guy is having fun and it is most certainly a good look.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:24 AM) : 

really cool..t shirt and sunglasses !!


Blogger nfw said ... (11:31 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:55 AM) : 

Perfection. Handsome, hilarious. I am at a loss for words to describe how delightful I find this picture. It is the ideal showcase for the glasses, and yet it is also an antidote to those who can sometimes take fashion too seriously. I hope editors, stylists, and designers will continue to be schooled by this site. ;-)


Blogger Sadia Bruce said ... (12:08 PM) : 

Brilliant! Just brilliant...


Blogger david hayes said ... (12:21 PM) : 

Best. Shirt. Ever.


Blogger Claris said ... (12:31 PM) : 

Priceless. I love how the necklace frames the "baby"'s face.


Blogger anna Frost said ... (12:49 PM) : 

damn cool!
i had to look twice! ;.)


Blogger Laguna Beach Trad said ... (1:12 PM) : 

This is a great shot, Sart, from a purely technical point of view. However, I just don't see the attraction. Nothing personal, but I would cross the street to avoid someone wearing that tee and those glasses.


Blogger marie said ... (1:28 PM) : 

Wow! That almost looks like he is actually carrying a baby! :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:40 PM) : 

Made me laugh out loud. Great tee, even better expression.


Anonymous hungry eye said ... (1:41 PM) : 

Brilliant! I laughed out loud. A sunnily sly comment on the current Manhattan fashion accessory de rigueur: the baby in the Bjorn.

The necklace is smart because it's truly 3-dimensional, which, sitting on top of the trompe l'oeil image of the baby, makes the piece of jewelry more 'real' than the baby.

Very intelligent, sharp but friendly.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:59 PM) : 







Blogger WendyB said ... (2:30 PM) : 

That's hilarious.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:34 PM) : 

It would be more ironic and socio-political if he wasn't of Euro-descent, actually. Like a Benetton ad gone haywire.

Still, cute pic of a cute dude.


Blogger -S said ... (2:38 PM) : 

i LOVE the t-shirt, and i agree, what luck finding him to model sunglasses! good job!


Blogger Stylesalvage Steve said ... (2:42 PM) : 

I actually thought this was a real baby and you had diversed into diper style! Both freaky and awesome. I want it.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:15 PM) : 

I wonder if that is a photo of his own baby? Or if those are commercially available t-shirts. It's great.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:17 PM) : 

glasses might be Cazals. hope they don't become a trend. because they rule.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:46 PM) : 

Where did he get that shirt? I want that so bad


Blogger AJ said ... (3:49 PM) : 

Who makes this t-shirt? It's extraordinary.


Anonymous Modediktator said ... (3:54 PM) : 

Very cool!! I like it very much and have never seen somthing like this before!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:10 PM) : 

The whole thing is amazing. I love it! Not to mention the hot man who's wearing it. ;)


Blogger Deja Pseu said ... (5:04 PM) : 

I love a man with a sense of humor.


Blogger Julie said ... (5:26 PM) : 

the tee is by Paul Frank. as for where to buy it...Paul Frank stores will sell items over the phone.


Anonymous Rory said ... (5:37 PM) : 

He must know what a turn on a man carrying a baby is for so many women!


Blogger daniqueconijn said ... (5:47 PM) : 

whaaaa cool!
absolutely love it!
those glasses are great too,, man cant find any style near that here in amsterdam (only pretenders)


Blogger Jack Daniel said ... (6:01 PM) : 

I wanna have his glasses.
My life would be more perfect.


Anonymous concupiscence said ... (6:41 PM) : 



Blogger Candid Cool said ... (7:26 PM) : 

Ha! That tee is so awesome (as are the glasses). The only thing that could have made this more awesome is if he said, "yah, that really is my kid too."


Blogger Parka AKA said ... (8:10 PM) : 

It's a Paul Frank Tee. The baby is actually my daughter. She's almost 2 now. I love it!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:18 PM) : 

Okay I saw a guy at my University that had the exact same shirt on today. One of the funniest shirts I've ever seen, what is the story behind the shirt and where is it from??


Blogger JO said ... (8:19 PM) : 

That shirt is fantasic...


Blogger kkhuong said ... (9:02 PM) : 

the tshirt is from paul frank. if you're in new york, there's a store on mulberry st.


Blogger Maria said ... (9:16 PM) : 

what an awesome sense of humor!!
I would marry this dude only for his sense of humor...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:28 PM) : 

lol... almost fell of the chair and it indeed cheered up the day. it's simply fantabulous.


Blogger Blaise said ... (10:08 PM) : 

What an absolute find of a tee! And isn't it amazing how his necklace goes with the graphics??


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:29 PM) : 

"Om mani padma hum" to the darlin' Buddhas among us!

-- desertwind


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:45 AM) : 

Would be even cooler if Paul Frank custom makes those shirts using an image of your own kid.

Unless that is the point and I've missed it :D


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:53 AM) : 

hahaha he is quirky. what a t shirt! made me do a double take!


Blogger Cut of cloth said ... (4:57 AM) : 

Another magic moment
Makes Me Smile
Tee-KID is a Great Idea
A string of offbeat-Teesand shades
In off beat places
would be a great fashion shoot


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:20 AM) : 

That is my roommate and he robs all his t-shirts.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:47 AM) : 

The t-shirt is from paul frank.. I have the same shirt, it always draws attention.. I think the shirt is from a limited collection 'cause I've never seen this shirt on anyone else but.. I got it from Finland though.


Blogger ni said ... (6:47 AM) : 

u'r favourite shot and my favourite tee!! :)


Blogger sandman_gr said ... (11:10 AM) : 

Funny and sharp and looking great!


Blogger Margherita Antinori said ... (11:25 AM) : 

I know a series of t-shirt very similar to the one posted here, they're from Red Dot on superflydelux


Blogger dulcinea said ... (12:10 PM) : 

hilarious!! i've passed this photo on to everyone in the office and it has made our day!


Anonymous halfdrop said ... (2:27 PM) : 

the tee was purchased at Blackbird in Seattle


Blogger Asian Models Blogger said ... (3:13 PM) : 

OMG, I love it! Original! Fun! Great sense of humor!

Brilliant capture.


Anonymous cordelia said ... (3:39 PM) : 

Surprisingly beautiful, funny, cute,such humour!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:31 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:32 PM) : 

perfect T-shirt..


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:09 PM) : 

i think the glasses are louis vuitton. they are originally sunglasses. it looks like he got the lenses removed and replaced with prescription lenses. smart.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:10 AM) : 

so awesome. i was just considering trompe l'oeil as a possible fashion trend the other day (don't ask me where that came from). and the necklace is a smart accessory. whoever said they'd cross the street to avoid him- who could be scared of a man with such a sense of humor and coy grin?? one certainly couldn't have a normal day wearing something like this.

also, am i the only other person who reads most of the comments before posting? i highly suggest doing so, before asking a question that's been previously posted and answered seven other times :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:06 PM) : 

Love it!


Blogger brandex said ... (10:12 AM) : 

This is what new york fashion is all about. Induvidual style, and humor with such a creative edge. This young man doesn't have to speak a word about his ideas and viewpoints. He gets it and ignores it at the same time. He needs to be at some of these boring dreadful magazines that could use a fresh approach


Blogger Belinda said ... (2:24 AM) : 

Awwwwww.....that is just gorgeous. Definitely one of my faves from your blog Sart - brought a big smile to my face :oD


Blogger Katy said ... (1:06 AM) : 



Blogger camden said ... (1:44 AM) : 

does anyone know the make/model of these glasses?


Blogger Nidya R. Wiguno said ... (6:08 AM) : 



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