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On the Street....Mr. Mort. NYC


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Monday, November 05, 2007

On the Street....Mr. Mort. NYC

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Blogger bro brummell said ... (6:40 PM) : 

Okay, where the hell can I get that shirt?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:11 PM) : 

so suave! he is a cutie, i love the use of color! what does mr. mort stand for?


Blogger Anthony said ... (7:16 PM) : 

haven't you posted this picture before???

or did I see it in a magazine? it looks very familiar.


Blogger bro brummell said ... (7:21 PM) : 

Actually, I found a red-stripe version on the Ralph Lauren website...but I prefer blue.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:32 PM) : 

sorry, sloppy. not a good look.


Blogger Trip said ... (7:34 PM) : 

It's most likely a Brooks Brothers custom (or old stock) or a Polo RL shirt. RTW club collars are hard to find nowadays. Glad to see one getting some exposure.


Blogger Butch said ... (7:40 PM) : 

He's put thought into his dress, to be sure. Yet he looks, somehow, sloppy.

Perhaps its the reversed tie blade; the over-large hat; the droopy jeans....


Blogger Orchid & Wasp said ... (8:04 PM) : 

I just fell madly in love a little.


Blogger Jason said ... (8:11 PM) : 

Thom Browne or get one made at an old school American tailor (J.Press or Brooks Bros.)


Blogger Candid Cool said ... (8:13 PM) : 

he's doing his own thing & it's working for him


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:23 PM) : 

I'm pretty sure the shirt is from Polo. They have a lot of club-collar shirts on the website, but not in that particular color. Maybe check in store?

Beautiful shots, Sart.


Blogger Sudirwan said ... (9:02 PM) : 

Something about the tie and the collar intrigues me.


Blogger Stacy said ... (9:03 PM) : 

What's not to like?

Love the different prints and colours.

Very well done.


Blogger UES boy said ... (9:08 PM) : 

Interesting...This is the equivalent of a barbour coat and tie combination, but done askance for hip hop white people.


Blogger Jen said ... (9:14 PM) : 

anyone else immediately think of the Royal Tenenbaums?


Blogger stone said ... (9:18 PM) : 

Just Lovin It!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:55 PM) : 

life is like a box of chocolates


Anonymous Pasquale said ... (10:00 PM) : 

shirt, Ralphie all the way, tie could be from
Mr. Lauren as well. the guy has a lot of young DeNiro going on, Mean Streets era.


Blogger Brian said ... (11:00 PM) : 

None of the pieces match, but everything just goes wonderfully together. That's a true sign of great personal style: you can mix anything together an you still look fashionable.


Anonymous iain russell said ... (11:03 PM) : 



Blogger Calenna said ... (11:21 PM) : 

I LOVE the composition of the second photo... that red embroidered "Mordecai" and how it jumps out of the picture.


Blogger Misterparticular said ... (11:25 PM) : 

Careful Bro that peter pan collar isn't for everyone....


Blogger Q said ... (12:07 AM) : 

Interesting. Perhaps not intrinsically appealing, but definitely isn't something you see everyday.


Blogger applevenusian said ... (12:13 AM) : 

AD-Rock, come and rock the sureshot! This dude is way cool. I love embroidered anything.


Blogger Q said ... (12:23 AM) : 

I've been meaning to ask you, did you enjoy your trip to HK and Beijing (with an emphasis on Beijing ;D)? Did you feel that fashion and style were somehow stifled at all in east Asia?

The reason I ask is because many opinions converge on one general viewpoint--that Asian fashion is incomparable to the innovations that western designers have been able to churn out. Yet I feel that that is hardly true, and your photos prove it. I was just wondering if you were inspired by Asia as much as you seem to be inspired by New York and Paris. I hope so!


Blogger Dillon Thompson said ... (12:44 AM) : 

I just wanted to say that your blog is a morning must.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:07 AM) : 

it's a ralph lauren shirt


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:33 AM) : 

wait. where'd you get this picture from? i was already reading about it somewhere else, how the collar was annoying to him, and that's why he wore it, because it was somewhat ill-fitting.

you're not content sharing are you?

was it the nyt style section? help me here...


Anonymous SEANO' said ... (2:03 AM) : 

is that a Steven Alan shirt? ... Mr. Morts FLICKR page is great!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:46 AM) : 

Al Pacino?
Taxi driver?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:50 AM) : 

What a mix of clothes.In some cases and on someone the army jacket or pants look cool,but in this one no. I don´t think he payed very much attention to what he is wearing.That´s ok. But why the photo? Don´t get it.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:27 AM) : 

Wow, he's mixed it up so well. Love the shirt, beautiful, the collar's amazing. He wears a baseball cap so well. What a very handsome boy he is!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:37 AM) : 

Morty is beyond a great guy!! I know him from the old New Republic days on Spring St.. Always happy... always complimentary of others styles. Hey Morty! lookin good!


Blogger hypoglycemiagirl said ... (6:10 AM) : 

Hmm, the total look is not doing it for me at all. I get the "farmer-visiting-town" vibe (don't really know how to translate this Norwegian expression properly). But the collar is awesome.


Blogger Signe said ... (9:18 AM) : 

okay, this guy is totally hot (and he knows it, yet it isn't *terribly* unattractive in this case). a little sloppy? sure, but who cares? at least he put some effort into it. i am kinda over camo, but whatever...


Anonymous resources said ... (9:26 AM) : 

i saw him on your page in GQ, this offers more detail.
umkempt, yet just the right way.


Anonymous kates~* said ... (9:51 AM) : 

he is charming.

i saw this featured in my husband's nov. copy of GQ, and cut it out for a collage i'm making...



Blogger Lucy said ... (9:54 AM) : 

I like this mixed up look - not sure the jacket does too much for his shoulder line tho...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:35 AM) : 

Sorry, but dressing like a dirty, unkept bum is never fashionable.


Blogger Signe said ... (11:51 AM) : 

hey anonymous at 5:37 am, hook a girl up! please call me asap at 1-800-LUV-MORT


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:24 PM) : 

Usually, I hate camo. But this fellow has the sass to wear it successfully. Such a cutie!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:33 PM) : 

no offense, but isn't this what you call a hipster??


Anonymous beandiva said ... (3:25 PM) : 

That shirt takes me back to a seventh grade crush and Polo cologne. He was soooo cute!


Blogger bro brummell said ... (5:22 PM) : 

trip, I've got a custom Brooks shirt with a club collar and I was extremely disappointed. The ends weren't totally round, they were beveled! Ugh. At any rate, I'm going to RL for club collars from now on - they have a green plaid one that looks pretty sweet.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:04 PM) : 

Hi Scott,

Long time reader, first time commenter. I've always enjoyed your work, and your column in GQ is exactly what the magazine needs more of (i.e., less runway, more real life). I've dabbled in fashion myself over the years, and as a writer, it's a decent way to earn a buck, though I eventually tired from the snotty coworkers, etcetera, which is neither here nor there.

I don't mean to detach from what I consider to be the overall overpraise that occurs in the comments section of this blog, and I know this gentleman is your friend, but really? I mean, really? The tie is too large for the collar, giving him a "I'm wearing Daddy's clothes" kind of appeal, I suppose. Additionally, baseball hats on anyone over 25 is tired, ditto for novelty, overpriced, hipster ones. All that aside, love the club collar, but don't think it's an especially rare or hard to find item. This guy's look is standard issue SoHo yuppie and/or Williamsburg and late to the party.

Now, I don't mean to be this curmudgeonly, but I'm disappointed. Suppose I thought I'd share. Love your photography, wish you held men's fashion to higher standards.



Blogger The Sartorialist said ... (6:18 PM) : 

for MMS 6:04
please reread the GQ article that accompanied this photo
The whole idea is that he often wears clothes that he likes to complain about - it is actually quite funny and much more charming than someone who is always trying to simply impress with their clothing selections


Blogger Becca the Promo Mami said ... (6:31 PM) : 

i love this :: streetwear but CHIC :: very well done


Blogger Iheartfashion said ... (6:32 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:46 PM) : 

He was featured in GQ this month as well. Just another jaded (but well dressed) boy in the fashion industry in NYC. He is straight by the way


Blogger MEO said ... (7:33 PM) : 

Mimetic jacket, shirt, tie, baseball cap, sporty bag, vans ... Beautifuly


Blogger moshe said ... (12:16 AM) : 

mr. mort- aka mordechai is my brother.
He is fond of hats, even when they need to go. Never has taken it as far as R.Simmons,thank God.
As your host indicated- it is what bothers him that drives him to wear the item(s). Like eating food you can't stand so that you don't over eat- it's his own way of not over indulging into the culture he loves and wears on his collar.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:26 AM) : 

My husband and I laughed until we had tears in our eyes when we read the caption that accompanies the photo in GQ. Freakin' brilliant! Monsieur Mort is utterly unique...other people's tastes and opinions be damned. Clearly his most interesting style-related dialogue is with himself -- the rest of us just need to watch and learn.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:38 AM) : 



Blogger Sophia Yanow said ... (12:16 PM) : 

This feels like a very San Francisco look to me. I dunno if you've shot out here, but a LOT of folks do the chic streetwear thing here and in my opinion pull it off a little better than this fellow.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:07 PM) : 

as i fond reader of this blog, i am happy to see a familiar face from the underground ny art scene...not to mention he's a cute jewish boy. i stumbled upon his photos a while back (possibly through aNYthing/pegleg??...cannot remember...) either way, this post is a perfect combo for a fashion- loving jewish girl. a date would be the perfect end result :)


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

orchid & wasp - email me


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:04 PM) : 

What a mess! This is not dressing in the dark. This is dressing while blind.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:29 PM) : 

mort's the best


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:10 AM) : 

"whole idea is that he often wears clothes that he likes to complain about" he's a conceptual dresser lol, people have too much fucking time on there hands, can he be the Duchamp of clothing??


Anonymous kstone said ... (3:00 AM) : 

Very good colour coordination - I've worn similar but with camouflage trousers and blue blazer. However, the enseble would require some structure. For example, if the jacket would have a more tailored fit and if he would wear chukka/desert boots, it would look really good. Thanks Sartorialist!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:37 PM) : 

re jen:
i immediately thought of the royal tenenbaums! wonderful.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:11 PM) : 

Methinks the fellow OVERTHINKS his sartorial choices!

For heavens sake,have fun but look good at the same hard can that be?


Blogger Off The Cuff said ... (11:23 PM) : 

You know, I love that look. Don't really know why, but it hit me the minute I saw it.


Anonymous Eva said ... (7:50 PM) : 

YES!! Royal Tenenbaums!!


Anonymous Shirtmaven said ... (7:27 AM) : 

Mr Mort!
So when are we producing that clothing line of yours!!!

I would bet the shirt was a thrift store special.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:28 AM) : 

the shirt is from Ralph Lauren.


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