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On the Street.....Simba, Soho


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Thursday, January 03, 2008

On the Street.....Simba, Soho

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Anonymous aurette said ... (11:59 PM) : 

Is it just the way he's posing, or are the sleeves of his jacket a tad too long?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:08 AM) : 

In this case, I feel the pocket square, simple as it is, adds a flair of sophistication that really completes the look and makes it noticeable.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:22 AM) : 

Meow, meow...


Blogger Becca the Promo Mami said ... (12:24 AM) : 

that suit fits within an inch of its life! perfection

the tie, the pocket square, the leather page boy :: tailored - but oozes personal style.

he reminds me of 'tony sinclair' minus the fiction and the tanqueray


Blogger I AM GVG said ... (12:27 AM) : 

I love this


Anonymous mamaprana said ... (12:37 AM) : 



Blogger Chris said ... (12:48 AM) : 

Very well put together... the hat creates a sense of casualness... i wish i can see what kinda shoes he was wearing...


Blogger Laguna Beach Trad said ... (12:48 AM) : 

Nice find, Sart. I am assuming this gentleman dressed like this on purpose. If so, he did an admirable job. I could do without the leather cap, and the jacket sleeves are too long. And of course the facial hair is excessive. I like the packet square detail. Quirky.


Anonymous morty said ... (1:03 AM) : 

I don´t like his hae,cap,whatever at all. The rest is ok.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:11 AM) : 


thats what i said when i saw this picture


Blogger psyther said ... (1:19 AM) : 

Something about stripe colors on tie with wide shirt collar points reads a little too "pulled this out of back of closet" i/o cool retro. Suit itself is great and I'm really liking his choice of hat to set off his outfit. Oh, and pocket square could use a little help. And, beautiful lighting in photo...very good exposure...might have cropped fire hydrant bottom right though...


Blogger The Pilgrim said ... (1:43 AM) : 

Great look, the hat, afro hair, gold watch and ring take the elegant but classic suit to a whole different level.
I like the proportion of the shirt collar and tie.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:18 AM) : 

Simba looks absolutely spiffy! absolutely adorable, just like the one i know in lion king. great look and shirt tie combination as well as the pocket square. what watch was he wearing; did you catch that S?


Blogger vintagent said ... (2:19 AM) : 

I find the combination of his leather hat, the suit, the blue shirt and tie, to be thought provoking. He looks great, and I'm thinking the outfit would work even better with a darker tie. Striking, nonetheless.


Anonymous rob g said ... (2:37 AM) : 

this is a great look, i love the collar size with the slim fitting jacket. very well put together with understated jewlery, i wish i could see the shoes


Blogger reverend dick said ... (2:55 AM) : 

Love the hat and the draw down from face-shape/beard/jacket to my real favorite...the fist pump really gets me.


Anonymous strossel said ... (3:18 AM) : 

those eyes and that bone structure!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:43 AM) : 

Slick, but the tie is a bit too much. It looks like the tie is wearing Simba, rather than the other way around.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:52 AM) : 

cool name, cool cat.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:00 AM) : 

What a quirky little man. Totally digging the gold watch. I bought a fake rolex not unlike it for $20 and no one can tell. Of course I am still in high school so what do they know.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:09 AM) : 

What a confident, sleek, and gorgeous guy!


Blogger Gabriela said ... (4:09 AM) : 

I am a bit confused: his suit goes one way and his hat, ring and beard go to an other differant way. Like an artist going to an office.

I guess this contradiction is what makes the picture. Well, this and the way this gentleman wears the suit, his beautiful glance and the fantastic morning light.


Blogger Raquel said ... (6:29 AM) : 

Probably, like Sting sang: An englishman-gentleman in NY


Blogger Ruminations from ABD Land said ... (6:38 AM) : 

This man makes a wide tie look fly - be still my heart. I love the cock of his leather brim - it's like a nod to Bill Cosby in "Let's Do it Again" and Jimmy Cliff's "The Harder they Come." Yet, the crisp white pocket square signals a nod from the 50s. The only quibble I have is that the crotch of his pants seems a bit baggy for his small frame. Yet, the gleam in his eyes makes up for any faux pas.


Blogger Vistiendo a Candela said ... (7:02 AM) : 

I love him.


Blogger sarahsouth said ... (7:25 AM) : 

i always liked this look for him.


Blogger Amanda said ... (8:16 AM) : 



Blogger stone said ... (8:31 AM) : 

ouch he's so sharp it hurs to look at him! Perfection.


Anonymous Dee said ... (9:00 AM) : 

I like everything but the hat.
The contrast between his dark skin and the (pale?) blue is very nice. And the (pocket square?) matching, niiiice!


Blogger The Sartorialist said ... (9:15 AM) : 

When Simba is standing straight-up the jacket sleeves are not too long but his giant watch keeps the shirt sleeve from falling naturally - one of the reasons I don't wear a watch


Anonymous birdy said ... (9:16 AM) : 



Blogger Alice Olive said ... (9:18 AM) : 

Oh wow. He is sharp. No other word for him. Love the cap and the tie is sublime, makes it all so elegant.


Anonymous Johnny Amiga said ... (9:33 AM) : 

It's really nice that you've started to post bigger pictures. Used to hate it when your pics were so small one couldn't really see the fabrics or details at all, except in close-ups. Good job.

Same goes for this guy, great look. Most people couldn't pull off that lid, but he does it. Very well.


Blogger BeautyinBaltimore said ... (10:26 AM) : 

Wow, this guy has mixed corporate and street perfectly.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:40 AM) : 

Contrary to others, I love the way the hat goes with the rest. He pulls off the combination of elegant and funky.

I'm not a fashion insider --who is Simba?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:22 AM) : 

fantastic posts today ... young/mature/man/woman/new york/paris/japan....all smart



Anonymous Jere said ... (11:30 AM) : 

I think I love his name the most. "Simba"...fantastic!


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

Nice effort - but would have gone with different square - too matchy matchy


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

Dare to add flare. The hat balances the facial hair and fro and adds some personal flare!


Blogger Deja Pseu said ... (12:51 PM) : 

Too fabulous for words!


Anonymous MensFlair said ... (1:38 PM) : 

A perfect combination of 70s vibe and modern dressing up.


Anonymous Karolina said ... (2:22 PM) : 

Isn't it the same guy you'd taken the pic of in August?

They look so similar...

Anyway, nice look, good picture - as always :)



Anonymous concupiscence said ... (2:25 PM) : 

fabulous light in this photo.


Blogger Butch said ... (2:42 PM) : 

A kind of call-and-response between "knows what he's doing" and "doesn't."

The hat is of course absolutely wrong, even/particularly as "quirky." The jacket's single(?) buttoned button is set too low, almost at waist height, creating far too much shirt and tie reveal, and the shoulder-neck fit seems iffy.

Also, there's way too much matchy-matchy baby blue, a color that, in my opinion, should be removed from the spectrum.

But...he kinda makes it all work, after all.


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

sharp. pocket square needs a bit help i agree. and its pity the watch wouldn't let the cuff show a bit.

btw, Thom Browne's line called Black Fleece for Brooks Brothers up for sale in Edinburgh shop (in London too)! I couldn't believe. Even for women. Have tried DB suit but one should be slim to look good in it(even boyish) but I loved the quality and the fit, on mannequin:) Prices 800-950 pounds for a jacket, that's on a 50% sale. Apparently TB is not well known here as all SAs were surprised that I was aware (from this blog!! gave them reference to the blog:)

Love your blog!


Blogger Jack Daniel said ... (4:30 PM) : 

so slick 'n' smoothe.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:44 PM) : 

i thought that ugly little hat was a bike helmet...


Blogger mythsn_legends said ... (8:29 PM) : 

Suave and sophisticated....however the model/person's built does not do the suit justice.....


Anonymous giuseppe timore said ... (12:15 AM) : 

this is how a young should always be dressed when in the city!

you can tell that he got up in the morning, put these clothes on, and decided for sure not to take any sh*t from anybody.

3 cheers for striped ties, leather caps, and good old fashioned sartorial confidence.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:03 AM) : 

Doesn't 'Simba' mean lion in Swahili? Very appropriate here - fierce...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:37 AM) : 

Totally old school Mingus with a suit that is very current. It is the personality of the guy here that makes it work, and that means facial hair, hat and all.

Personal style is not about the individual elements - it's about the big picture. You either are or you aren't. Period.



Anonymous Brent said ... (2:59 PM) : 

"matchy matchy" - a phrase that has been taken way to far. It has gone from the idea that everything you wear need not match exactly to a way to ridicule any attempt to color coordinate clothing and accessories. Its as though one must be completely discordant in order to be fashionable in the eyes of some.

While I can understand how some might not like the outfit (though I do), I fail to see how this is too matchy match.


Blogger Candid Cool said ... (6:43 PM) : 

He's a perfect example of how style, personality, and attitude make the outfit.
I dig how his watch just shows and that his name is Simba


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:33 PM) : 

He is a specimen to be found in the most cosmopolitan cities in this world. His look seems romantically informed by the old Village Vanguard jazz scene. He isn't a throwback, but is rather an heir of style. The modern accessories and the tension of qualities definitely update that look and illuminate his qualities as a dressing 'artiste'!


Blogger ellastica said ... (2:26 AM) : 

im not really feeling the shirt/tie combo. the design/color looks like some cheapo stuff from Sears.

it doesn't quite fit with the elegant, fitted look of the suit.


Anonymous myg said ... (11:51 AM) : 

Elegant and sexy! He looks wonderful. The tie is a bit big and striped for my taste (it reminds me of a barber pole), but Simba is definitely impeccably dressed. Love the cap, pocket square and old school fro and facial hair.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:40 PM) : 

The arm sleeves are a big to big and baggy dare i say. Imo, the hat compliments his look, the tie is a bitch to "loud" though, i would suggest a skinny tie, but the overall look is good.


Blogger hoi polloi said ... (4:35 PM) : 



Anonymous Shirley said ... (5:45 PM) : 

I love this! very classic!


Blogger Natasha said ... (6:57 PM) : 

Love the tie! Love the triangles in this photo: the hat and face shape, the goatee, the shirt collars, the shoulders and slender waist and the triangle formed by his bent arm. Just gorgeous!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:57 PM) : 

Way to rock a beard! Hate the tie though. A burgundy silk one would look so much better.


Anonymous Jet Futeristc said ... (3:09 AM) : 

Jet Futeristic says "hes sexy" n her zsa zsa voice.


Blogger mendy lewin said ... (1:29 PM) : 

it looks good
confidence always looks good....
sorry but the shoulders are problematic in my tailoring lenses...crotch too.....
but who said perfection was what style is about? very nice overall..


Blogger Mischo Beauty said ... (4:51 PM) : 

Sharp. Love it.


Blogger davide said ... (7:23 PM) : 

what is the watch? Is this an alpina avalanche extreme regulator?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:41 PM) : 

That's Simba from the Domenico Vacca store on West Broadway! I met him at the store - he was so warm, kind and helpful. He looks great in this picture!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:24 PM) : 

This guy is pure "hep". Sure, the sleeves are a bit long, but he doesn't even care. Only those who envy him do.


Anonymous HSU student said ... (5:18 PM) : 

This is the hottest look I have seen in a long time! Wouldn't work without each of the elements. This guy needs to give some lessons to the men around here in northern California...


Blogger reema said ... (5:49 AM) : 

NOw that is typically Paris!!!! love that head gear....


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

This is great and effortless. An interesting choice for a tie, and it works so well.


Blogger Brule said ... (9:22 PM) : 



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

The hat, facial hair and seductive glance add a huge dose of personality to the man's "uniform". This is style!


Blogger peach said ... (1:53 PM) : 

it is so perfect


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:33 PM) : 



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