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Thursday, April 03, 2008

On the Street.....The Character, Paris

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

So intense, for some reason he reminds me of a Medieval Knight-don't know why.


Anonymous phyllis said ... (8:26 AM) : 

He has a vaguely Rasputinish quality about him, which I like.


Blogger Gabriela said ... (8:29 AM) : 

We've seen this gentleman before haven't we?

He looks as if I just came out from a children's story. He could be the brave little taylor or the prince next to rapunzel's tower...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:34 AM) : 

This looks seems to suit him, but the boots are the only keeper.


Blogger suzannemarques said ... (8:51 AM) : 

i like riding boots. i'm sure i'll be redundant with everyone else's posts, but he resembles daniel day lewis.

i really like daniel day lewis.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:13 AM) : 

He can drink my milkshake!


Blogger McTickle said ... (9:20 AM) : 

All he's missing is a harpsichord!


Blogger jkh said ... (9:20 AM) : 


riding boots belong in the city. especially on men.

full points!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:43 AM) : 

I just love him!!! Makes me think about old tsar Russia, Dostojevskij, Rasputin etc.


Blogger Carolina Lange said ... (9:46 AM) : 

That's Fabrizio Rollo! From Brazil, I belive.
He has an unique style!


Blogger Jenny H. said ... (9:46 AM) : 

he looks exactly like a modern-day gustave courbet! i like it.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:53 AM) : 

boris karloff meets ralph lauren.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:01 AM) : 

I'm sick of seeing this guy. Way to affected. He's trying too hard.


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

Veering into costume department here I think but eye-catching nonetheless. We've seen this chap before I believe? His intense gaze and severe hair/beard are what dominate.


Blogger Patricia said ... (10:24 AM) : 

the beard! oh, the beard!


Blogger Victor P. said ... (10:40 AM) : 

Yes, thats Fabrizio, he's from Vogue Brazil.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:57 AM) : 

he's style editor at vogue brazil. like the boots!


Anonymous Judd said ... (11:07 AM) : 

Jenny's right. He does look exactly like Gustave Courbet!


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

he looks nineteenth-century.
middle-class of the french countryside. could have been in a character in one of those not very well-known manet paintings.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:27 AM) : 

i think that is the Travota shirt I just bought! Nice. Love the boots.They could use some roughing up a bit though. I drag mine behind a truck... niceee


Blogger Iheartfashion said ... (11:30 AM) : 

Fabrizio's back! And I want his boots...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:47 AM) : 

I noticed in the many Paris shots, many people wearing plaids, even mixed plaids. I never think of plaids, ever, and it has been very challenging to consider adding plaid to my wardrobe.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:53 AM) : 

i was surprised no one had mentioned the daniel plainview in there will be blood comparison yet! you guys are amazing with your comparisons.

i personally love the colour palette going on here, and the mixing of patterns. i'm always so afraid to try that myself, it's great to see it work so well on someone else.


Anonymous Veronique said ... (12:06 PM) : 

I wonder what this guy's "reality" is.


Blogger Stacy said ... (12:13 PM) : 

now that's something!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:34 PM) : 

Love the plaid mix with the check bowtie. Nice.


Blogger Katie said ... (1:18 PM) : 

He somehow reminds me of Manet's Absinthe Drinker (image).


Blogger Butch said ... (1:26 PM) : 

These boots are made for....dominating an otherwise more plausible outfit.

Still, who can deny it's a look?


Blogger -h of candid cool said ... (1:33 PM) : 

He's of an exquisite breed.


Anonymous said ... (1:41 PM) : 

where ist the horse... otherwise really chique&lovely, but please shave your beard!


Anonymous valber said ... (2:19 PM) : 

fabrizio is such a piece of work! i mean, he obviously pushes the boundaries, but that beard in brazil is like skinny dipping in alaska!!! i met him in rio 2 weeks ago and and i went like, 'man, ure in trouble, its 104 F out there'.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:47 PM) : 

I am in love ***


Blogger Gustav said ... (2:58 PM) : 

His name is Fabrizio Rollo.
He is brazilian and works for the Brazilian Vogue.

Some say he is extremely obsessed with how he looks and the cut of all his clothes. Everything he owns was either tailored or made-to-measure.

I hate the hair though. Too neat


Blogger Soon-to-be-rich Dad said ... (3:20 PM) : 

My milkshake brings all the regional Vogue fashion editors to the yard.


Blogger Nelson vH said ... (3:25 PM) : 

I like all items...
and dislike the ensemble - tragic isn´t it?

Still if thats his everyday style, he dfinately has one!


Blogger metscan said ... (3:37 PM) : 

I assume by his outfit that he is on his way to the stables. But where is his helmet?


Anonymous Jeanne said ... (3:37 PM) : 

he's just like doctor Zhivago from my imagination :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:34 PM) : 

I'm sure he's not, but there's something weirdly photo-shopped-like about his shape.


Blogger Connie said ... (4:40 PM) : 

it's vincent...vincent van gogh?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:42 PM) : 

Doesn't seem real. Sherlock Holmes comics character, Tintin's friend? Distinguished Playmobil's body posture. Nice bow tie (part of the hemd?).


Blogger danielle said ... (4:54 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:28 PM) : 

head freakishly big (perhaps the fault of the beard?)
legs too skinny (perhaps fault of boots?)
also torso proportions made strange--too long? too short? (again, maybe by boots?)

plaid on plaid better left to old English men.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:33 PM) : 

I was totally going to make a "drink your milkshake" joke!

I mostly like the clothing. Very daring and interesting.


Anonymous POST-IT UP said ... (6:22 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:50 PM) : 

He looks fantastic as long as he is preparing for a ride in the country. If this is what he is wearing out and about in NYC, then this is the approximation of wearing a football jersey when not playing football. The uniform belongs to the pursuit.


Blogger Daniel Amarhal said ... (8:26 PM) : 

Wow! I like Fabrizio!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:27 PM) : 


very nice...

nice boots too... i like

adil sg


Anonymous mbb said ... (8:27 PM) : 

Wow! He looks fantastic. To be honest the whole plaid thing to me is quite Williamsburg-garbage, but his combination with that bow-tie and slick hair is refined to perfection. The boots add romantic twist. This makes me believe in men's fashion.


Anonymous Alex said ... (8:38 PM) : 

This is the Brazilian Guy Snapped in March 2007 under the heading ' This Brazilian Gentleman Reminds Me Of How Picasso Looked At About That Same Age.'

Is this an amazing coincidence?

Check it out.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:32 PM) : 

are those boots made of two different part?


Blogger cbkphotos said ... (10:48 PM) : 

i love the equestrian boots!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:04 PM) : 

He definitely has Russian roots … very tense and wild
Search for ‘tsar nicolas 2’ – you’ll see what I mean


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:07 PM) : 

Fydor Dostoevesky. Bad ass.


Blogger leonardo said ... (2:23 AM) : 

stylist da Vogue Brasil.
um luxo.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:43 AM) : 

He looks like the kind of chap I want at my next dinner party.


Blogger meli said ... (3:26 AM) : 

lovely color mixes.
and thos riding boots for the city jungle. just awesome.

Pan's laberynth part 2 in France.for sure.


Blogger Caterina said ... (4:45 AM) : 

something there is too much. but I like the shades of dark and light blue, the greens and browns. the colour of his beard matches with the colour of his boots. but the whole outfit is so unrelaxed...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:53 AM) : 

Fabrizio trying too hard as always. but loooove his shoes though.


Blogger Princess Poochie said ... (8:30 AM) : 

While he has an interesting look, we can see pictures of models/fashionistas/fashion industry folk in magazines (which I know you also shoot for now).

It gets tiresome to see people who have tons of money and access being featured. I'm much more inspired by the everyday folks that come up with clever looks as done on some independant blogs.

Inspire us! These folks just make it feel like style is even farther away. Aspirational vs. Inspirational.



Blogger Sharona said ... (11:49 AM) : 

I gather from this image that he is quite a character himself. Someone with some distinct character can pull off something like that and look distinguished -- not to mention they're the type more likely to even TRY to pull it off.


Blogger fat_stylist said ... (11:51 AM) : 

Wow! This is the best thing I've seen in a long time. It made me stop in my tracks for a second.


Blogger OCH said ... (1:50 PM) : 

this only works because he's in Paris, a reason to like Paris. we forgive and encourage the contrivances


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:54 PM) : 

When fashion turn into el mayor de los ridículos


Blogger jamesy said ... (3:40 PM) : 

looks like the hottest librarian I 've ever fantasized about!!!! If he were to mention the Dewy Decimle System I'd swear I'd lose it.....grin.


Blogger The Sartorialist said ... (8:03 PM) : 

princess poochie

you are just making excuses for yourself

nothing that he s wearing is about price

anyone could do this fora very reasonable price

this is all about attitude and character


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:19 PM) : 

Love the boots, have a pair almost exactly like them, I have been wearing mine with a very dark wash skinny jean and safari like jacket.

I have not taken them riding yet.


Blogger monique said ... (11:16 PM) : 

Gustave Courbet indeed...but that's not necessarily a good thing. I think this fellow took the régime of liberty a little too far. This is costumy to moi.

However... I confess, I like it. ON HIM. Because he's original enough to rock it like he feels it and if he feels to rock working class English bird hunting dude, then I say rock on, Fabrizio! Even if it's at the risk of being the butt of a joke, what do you care? You're handsome and Italian (or Brazilian or Portuguese) and some how connected to Vogue and that goes a long way.

I appreciate weird, original style and this dude is weird.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:02 PM) : 

Fabrizio's style does seem contrived-- like he just stepped out of a turn-of-the-century painting. And much like Anna Piaggi, or John Galliano's overly styled appearances, these are individuals working in the heart of fashion, so the over-the-top fashion sensibility works--for them. I prefer Fabrizio's style any day to the legions of Hedi-obsessed skinny boys in too-tight jeans.


Anonymous sromeo said ... (5:46 PM) : 

Hmm. I can't decide how I feel about boots on men...


Blogger Princess Poochie said ... (1:56 PM) : 

Sart -

I don't feel any need to make excuses for myself.

And am very well versed in finding ways to translate what I like at a a pricepoint I can afford.

I'm more concerned with the fact that these models/fashionistas/fashion industry folk have it "easy" by having access to great things. They also live in a culture where edgier dressing is allowed, expected and encouraged. This is not the case every where and becomes an additional fashion challenge especially if you aspire to these looks. It's amazing how challenged folks can be with anything slightly out there.

That was my point. Perhaps I was not as clear about it.



Blogger The Sartorialist said ... (8:06 PM) : 


your excuse is that the editors "have it "easy" by having access to great things"

editors ,for the most part, are not rich and have only slightly more access than you. people in other fields probably have an easier time because they make so much more money

the big difference is the editors have learned how to make a big look for less

nothing that fabrizio is wearing is extremely expensive, the boots are probably actual riding boots that can can be bought for less than designer boots and the rest could easily be Polo or even Rugby


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:49 PM) : 

Three cheers, sir.


Blogger heather said ... (7:56 AM) : 

He looks like Eduard Manet has gone to the Paris of the future and is trying to change his 19th century attire to fit in into the 21st century...and it isn't quite working. And yet, it works so well!! love it!


Anonymous Samuel said ... (1:06 PM) : 

I love you Fabrizio Rollo!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:23 PM) : 

Dashing, elegant,and in the context of where I'm from, quite daring!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:46 PM) : 

i agree with connie..he looks very van gogh here!

fabrizio esta muito legal!



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

the outfit is absolutely perfect, but as perfect as his clothing is i am completely opposed to his haircut and beard. it looks like he's an old man with a comb-over. i think he would look much better with a shorter beard and more modern haircut.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:11 PM) : 

shouldn't this guy be on a horse in sherwood forest, or central park at least?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:11 PM) : 

Very unusual proportions. Real or apparent apparel illusion?


Blogger Edu said ... (9:11 PM) : 

Dear Mr. Sart and Poochie

I really liked your high temperature conversation about inspiration. I indeed have to agree with both sides. What Poochie said is not that wrong. She seems to want (in fact she does so) more to daily-real-people who are great on the art of getting dressed (even though they may be just wearing a piece of cloth or as German say "Klammoten" - sorry for the spelling). On the other hand Mr Sart. says (and I can't agree more) that everybody else that's out there can really be so well dressed without spending so much money or even by recylcing their own clothes (some prefer to use the jargon "vintage" other than "second hand). Pocchie, who told you that you need to be "someone" to have a great sense of style? Or even to have access to design/exclusive clothes?

Would really like to get a feedback of yours.

The kindest regards, Eduardo (Brazil)


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