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Friday, December 12, 2008

On the Street.... The Painter, Moscow

Finally I can share my men's Moscow images. I had to save them for the January GQ.

Comments on "On the Street.... The Painter, Moscow"


Anonymous Maestro said ... (10:23 AM) : 

Cool shot--love his facial expression!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:23 AM) : 

I dunno, sart. i'm on the fence on this one. i like the idea. the execution is not quite right though. the pants are too long and i'm really not a fan of a suit this luxe with ratty sneakers(lanvin?). love the vest but don't quite know how i feel about it with this suit because it makes the silhouette a bit awkward. i like the idea though.


Anonymous eric said ... (10:24 AM) : 

looks strange, because the suit seems to be very large and the vest could actually be fitting well...
nontheless i like that fur scarf (?)

is that a double breasted suit??


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:25 AM) : 

love the all blues wash.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:27 AM) : 



Blogger Dan in Richmond said ... (10:46 AM) : 

The vest and the fur whatever-it-is over the suit is actually an interesting visual in long shot. I wonder is this arose out of practicality, so he could take off his warm gear once inside without removing his jacket and putting it back on? He loses me with the pants length- I think shorter pants would relate better to the lines of the vest, I guess as they are they contrast with it- this isn't a look you can apply rules to, so whatever. I'll stick with interesting.


Blogger You were there, too. said ... (10:54 AM) : 

This is so cool.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:00 AM) : 

Russian men are so strong and masculine. And there's something raw about him. The perfect combination of strength and negligence.


Blogger TEXTSTYLES said ... (11:06 AM) : 

a vest OVER the suit jacket?
not sure
but still not sure how i feel about it

great shot



Blogger Jorge from W Palm Beach said ... (11:17 AM) : 

Obviously not a starving painter, what with the Lanvin sneakers!!! This outfit brings me back to the reviews for Prada's Spring '09 collection, where so many items were so impractical (jackets that button up the back, anyone?) that fashion editors were dismissing the runway as a purely idealized vision of clothes to come. Well, here is one instance in which one of such garments is worn on the street, with a lot of style. Practical? Maybe not- if you need to cover your mouth/nose from the cold, you arguably need sleeves. But I think it brings us to a new level where an overcoat doesnt have to be the final word. Jorge from W Palm Beach


Blogger J.A.F. said ... (11:19 AM) : 

I want to like it...the proportions are weird and unresolved. A for effort though.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:37 AM) : 

Ah, the layered look . . .


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

yeah he is the vest over teh jacket and his running shoes...and just his look.
clap clap!


Blogger -h of candid cool said ... (11:51 AM) : 

the vest on the outside, how interesting, he pulls it off though


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

Wilfully eccentric outfit but lovely shot as usual. That red car!!!


Blogger Stephanie said ... (1:14 PM) : 

more utilitarian/functional than stylish. but if he's just come from the studio, i can relate.


Blogger The Man Who Knew Too Much said ... (1:22 PM) : 

Hmm. Futuristic waistcoat on top of a blazer? I don't know. Those Russians sure experiment :D


Anonymous lara of p said ... (1:32 PM) : 

i agree with Model Whispers... indeed the perfect combination of strength and negligence. he looks angry even! cool!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:45 PM) : 

I agree with most so far......I like the idea but this actual expression of it isn't doing it somehow.......the jacket is too big for the vest to look good and maybe the vest is also too short for the jacket......Also the trousers are definitely too long like everyone said........but I'd like to see this again.......maybe with more of a shrunken jacket underneath........and also I think i don't like the colour of the suit which also puts me off. But its maybe one of those things that you dislike on first viewing and then the more you think about it the more you like it and of course eventually you end up doing it.............


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:03 PM) : 

Russians are fearless fashion animals, aren't they? The unconventional layering mix-up instantly reminded me of Gaultier's past collections; notably S/S 1993 and A/W 1993-94, where vests and tanktops were worn over double-breasted suits.

I love his style-- the baggier fit of his pants suit his physique well. Love the mink muffler with its cowl. And the vest serves almost like a man's version of a corset-- or SWAT vest...

He's the best I've seen thus far mixing of luxe, whimsy, and masculine style.



Anonymous Amber said ... (3:11 PM) : 

I think it's a very beautiful outfit.


Blogger Owen said ... (3:38 PM) : 

definitely not Milan.


Blogger Blog por Daniela said ... (4:42 PM) : 

I think I like the picture more than his style. His head sunk into the sweater, the old beat up car in the background, the hands in the pockets..and the old sneakers!
LOVE this blog. Adding you to my blog list...


Blogger August Clothing said ... (4:42 PM) : 

My favorite aspect of this shot is the shoe-to-car relationship: both loyal to the bitter end and well-loved by their respective owners. The look, however, leaves me wanting a better fit on the suit and a vest that at LEAST covers the jacket pockets, it's a bit distracting.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:50 PM) : 

Yes, that "layered look". kind of like the 90's lng sleeve under the T-shirt.
Could be done a bit better, but the idea is great. I did a shoot this past fall with a Paul & Shark Nylon vest over a sport jacket, cashmere sweater, and wool tie. Had a very English country look to it, but the nylon vest brought it to the city. This gent takes it a bit more fashion. And since everyone is doing pants with no break, this makes the contrast of the lux suit, fashion and casual simultaniously. I'm into it.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:53 PM) : 

artfully minimal. the face shrouded in mystery.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:57 PM) : 

a composition of primary colors, fitting for a painter.


Blogger y.f. dubble said ... (5:05 PM) : 

is he packin? good eye scott, this is the fashion i love, relaxed and athletic with a bit of risk.


Blogger Dominica said ... (5:24 PM) : 

Will have to try that one out myself ...

Love the blue fact, I love any type of blue ...


Blogger Jack Daniel said ... (5:26 PM) : 

noooooo!! He's got the most beautiful suit ever taken by The Sartorialist, and he ruined it by wearing this fur-vest on top of it...!! Nooo!!

Very cool find, though, Scott. But...oh noooo...what a waste of the beautiful suit.


Anonymous Smilla said ... (5:39 PM) : 

Designer flak jacket?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:43 PM) : 

No. The suit doesn't fit and squeezing that vest over it is just strange.
Model Whiperer's idea about Russian men is a fantasy that veers on the good side of bad. In fact, I don't think most people in the rest of the "West" really understand Russians at all.


Blogger ricola said ... (6:10 PM) : 

Beautiful and a little sinister. Beards rock.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:17 PM) : 

The whole image is a gorgeous cross and I love the fact that the very Russian car played the role of the horizontal stripe! Bravo


Blogger Iheartfashion said ... (6:47 PM) : 

Love the unconventional layering. The proportions really make you look twice, but I like that.


Blogger monique said ... (7:18 PM) : 

Well, just putting a shot up on this website can turn any outfit into a new fashion. Let's hope that isn't the case here.

It's too pretentiously different or quirky for my taste.

I don't think I like the suit even without the vest.


Blogger Brett said ... (7:35 PM) : 


This outfit feels VERY forward...i was just staring at this picture, having to digest it; unable to in a single viewing, had to go back for seconds.

The winter vest almost uniquely practical, keeping the lower part of the face+neck warm, though not too bulky and removable once indoors. The suit's color & sparkle is daring to boot. Great catch! this is inspiring


Blogger The Life and Times of a Southern Foodie said ... (8:05 PM) : 

oh no.

Not for me but I get the concept.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:17 PM) : 

He looks so cool!!!!!


Blogger Lemming Lime said ... (9:25 PM) : 

funky fresh.


Blogger Kinder said ... (9:44 PM) : 

The upper part of the outfit makes me think of the Chinese costume. People wear large long clothes underneath a vest.

Quite fun to wear suit in this way.


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

This looks like a man with no time to mess around. the scarf is amazing.


Blogger Jespper Letargo said ... (1:13 AM) : 

I must be an apprentice one: I don’t get it. Never have seen somethig alike.


Blogger John Christopher said ... (1:25 AM) : 

Unleash that which is the stylin' men Moscow.


Blogger Red Flashlight said ... (1:59 AM) : 

This guy reminds me of the painter Jean-Michel Basquiat. He often wore expensive suits in the studio, barefoot. Of course he accidentally spilled paint on them. It was a style statement. It wasn't meant to disrespect the clothes. Maybe it was to import sartorial style into the painterly lifestyle? Hmmmm . . .


Anonymous Mister B said ... (3:14 AM) : 

HA! I LOVE IT!!!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:22 AM) : 

So "iconoclast" !

Love the red car on the background.

Great shot !


Anonymous G_FASHION said ... (9:04 AM) : 

I think the vest should be larger and the suit tight-fitting, then it will works.
Anyway interesting from an anthropological point of view ;-)


Blogger Bridget said ... (9:29 AM) : 

A small sight "cosmonaut", to-morrow's look, may be.
Blue and red are fine, I agree with anonymous.


Anonymous Jon Patrick said ... (10:06 AM) : 

trying way too hard and looking rather silly in the process.


Blogger Miguel said ... (11:21 AM) : 

Nice suit and I don't know but I kind of love the way it look's with those sport shoes...


Blogger saintvenus said ... (12:49 PM) : 

strange combination but works well.


Blogger metscan said ... (2:48 PM) : 

It is cold out there so he grabbed the vest from his red car ( behind ).


Blogger my greatest intervention said ... (3:51 PM) : 



Blogger Emily Wong said ... (6:46 PM) : 

What an interesting outfit! Certainly not something you see everyday.


Blogger Hanui said ... (8:45 PM) : 

un homme un style...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:49 PM) : 

It's unique and hence of his own, hence a winner to me.


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

Nice shot! I like his expression
The Kevlar Vest is an interesting touch.


Anonymous suzanne nelson said ... (7:00 AM) : 

i, too, am on he fence about this one. i very much agree with d-money (10.23am). I wonder how i would react if i saw him walking along the street? However, the proportions appeal to me - remembering your post a few days ago - so i can't knock it.


Blogger deep_in_vogue said ... (9:03 AM) : 

love the layering, sure an interesting concept :o) like it


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

i love this. i think it is innovative and fun. maybe b/c you say painter i give him some leeway or rather expect unconventional. but i love it. the tennis shoes balance the vest and make the suit a basic. love it.


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

nice clothingg!!!! i like it


Blogger The Calvin Show said ... (12:50 PM) : 

He's look a bit slouchy, no?


Blogger david santos said ... (12:55 PM) : 



Blogger Laura said ... (1:03 PM) : 

the red car makes the photo!


Anonymous Mens designer clothing said ... (4:33 PM) : 

Whats the black thing, a waistcoat?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:06 PM) : 

Everything about the outfit is wrong, yet put together it really works.
Stamos, Melbourne


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:15 PM) : 

interesting idea, innovative and brave. the proportions however are not really working. the suit is a little too big. and the sneakers?...


Blogger Starck Mad said ... (9:43 PM) : 

YET another groovy photo......they are always stunning editorial shots. Gorgeous.

I love the vest over the suit


Blogger Gisele the Backscratcher said ... (9:56 PM) : 

Wow! I knew that Pyotr Aksenov is fashion-forward, but not to that extent... Looks extraordinary for a Muscovite...


Blogger pretty kitty publishing said ... (11:19 PM) : 

What is this look doing? For me, I think it places emphasis on layering and drapery. There is something interesting happening with the fabric and that is because the fabric appears to be of such good quality.
There is a weightiness to this look that is appealing. I think I would have to see a series of these men's pieces before I could become adjusted to the proportions, though.

The more I look at this, the more I want a vest like his! Will you show more?


Blogger grapemind said ... (3:35 AM) : 

I like how he has ironed his pants.


Anonymous Profoundly Superficial said ... (8:19 AM) : 

That's so weird, it's wonderful!


Anonymous bikescapades said ... (4:08 PM) : 

At first I wasn't sure about the vest over the suit, but he's just so confident that he pulls it off. Very sexy. :-)


Anonymous POST-IT UP said ... (5:09 PM) : 

Interesting. It looks like some tailored life jacket. Maybe it'll save him from falling into the deep end of a cocktail party.


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

He has something of that artist from Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Same manly passionate gaze perhaps?


Blogger Emerald Dandy said ... (11:11 PM) : 

At first I thought this outfit was simply attrocious- however through some examination I find it simply intriguing. I love men who can add a piece of fur to their outfit without looking like a russian pimp. Well done Sart!


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