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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

On the Street.....Somerset House, London

Comments on "On the Street.....Somerset House, London"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:17 AM) : 

great beard style!


Blogger Nachum Shonn said ... (5:21 AM) : 

Loving the Oliver Peoples translucent specs! fleet street personified!


Blogger uzma said ... (5:22 AM) : 

Ok The beard is a tad long and bushy for me and I usually like facial hair on a man. Otherwise I love the colours and isn't his hand pose so genteel!

Isn't is Somerset House??


Blogger San said ... (5:22 AM) : 

Well, he certainly has guts and a good self-esteem.

The colour of the shoes is perfect, though.

Cheers, San


Blogger Can't buy me style said ... (5:22 AM) : 

I love it! Very "1950's university professor".


Blogger TRENDspotting said ... (5:23 AM) : 

hey sart, love the shot, the blazer reminds of luca rubinacci. just a heads up on the title, its called 'somerset' house!


Anonymous Daniel Villamil said ... (5:25 AM) : 

First Pic In The Morning..
Nice Shoes..!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:30 AM) : 

The boots, the boots! And russet! A slim bit of color is music.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:32 AM) : 

Sorry - hate it. Looks like a hobo. I get the individual look but this doesn't cut it.


Anonymous childrens jewellery said ... (5:48 AM) : 

Lol fantastic outfit! Love those boots!


Anonymous clémence said ... (5:49 AM) : 

what a beard!!! I love it! and those shoes, pants and colours... if i d be a man, i would like to be him!


Anonymous GSTAG said ... (5:52 AM) : 

Love the orange color on this guy !
And the street is sooooo beautiful !


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:56 AM) : 

Haha - Go you!! And even I got the spelling wrong being such a smart ass! xxo


Blogger artsy-fartsy in paris said ... (5:57 AM) : 

I can't be wrong! He must be the reincarnation of JOHN RUSKIN and his "Stones of London" - adorable le look, adorable les couleurs, voilà connoisseurship at its best -


Blogger Davidikus said ... (6:02 AM) : 

The shot is good but the style does not quite cut it for me. It is too much, he looks like he is trying too hard to be 'fashionable-while-not-looking-fashionable, edgy-but-not-looking-too-edgy, old-style-but with-a-modern-twist'.

Most importantly, everyone needs to dress according to their bodies. If the latest fashion does not suit your body, don't follow it. (The other option is to do like Karl Lagerfeld: adapt your body, but this is extreme.


Blogger louise or valentine said ... (6:09 AM) : 

i love it.
it's so wiliamsburg hipster meets thom browne but hi i am a phD candidate for economics and 19th century russian poetry.


Anonymous gyoza said ... (6:29 AM) : 

No, not personally attractive -- but can't help but admire it as a piece of self-crafting. We're not all "beautiful", after all--so once you've accepted that, then why not go on to work freely with conventions, colors, bodyhair, etc? This feels like a riff on, oh, Lytton Strachey. (Can I be your Virginia Woolf?)

xo Gyoza


Blogger Barbara said ... (6:58 AM) : 

Very Dickensian. Doesn't work for me. He looks too preciously self-conscious with his too-short pants and too-tight jacket. They look as though they belong to his granny. And I detest big thick bushy beards. Give me Mr Crangi in his Barbour with his sexy beard anyday. Now HE looks splendid!!!


Blogger Gary MAEL said ... (6:59 AM) : 

Mmmm... well. I like the idea that he walks dressed like this in the street, I mean, it's original and nicely old-fashioned. But, it realy seems like he dressed up as a "50's university professor". Tryed too hard. I like the shoes though. The rolled pants.. no. The beard and the whole look makes him look much older than he must realy be.


Blogger stylespotterfashionblogger said ... (7:09 AM) : 

Love his individual style. He looks like a proper eccentric. As long as he is as interesting to talk to as he is to look at this guy is ace! Love the beard!


Blogger La chica said ... (7:10 AM) : 

He's between a modern Charles Darwin and an orthodoxian russian unusal looking nowadays.


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



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

I love the plaid set on the diagonal.


Blogger Lululike said ... (7:48 AM) : 

Il fait classe, très professeur. Il a l'air d'en savoir des choses.

Bref un look comme je les aimes.


Blogger MAISON CHAPLIN said ... (8:04 AM) : 

He looks so Hermès, because of the color, love his style, nive one ^.^


Blogger Darcy said ... (8:07 AM) : 

So charming!! He looks like he'd buy you a drink before telling you about Jesus.


Blogger Sophisticated Misfit said ... (8:20 AM) : 

The gentleman has a very long neck. He needs the beard. And to roll down his trousers. And a cigar. And to unbutton the front of his shirt like an Italian. And a pocket square. And a pinkie ring. And to be in Milano. And yeah... he'd be rocking the Kasbah!


Anonymous The Photodiarist said ... (8:21 AM) : 

This dude is all about the details. Love it.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:25 AM) : 

i want to live there, maybe it's something about the colors in his outfit, a little pop of color with such beautiful architecture in the background


Blogger Laurence John said ... (8:39 AM) : 

plaid on the cross ... quirky.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:41 AM) : 

I love this chaps charming and unique style. I think he looks a bit like Alber Elbaz. Nice boots too!


Anonymous Marta said ... (8:43 AM) : 

I'm sorry, but that's just complete overkill. It's not a stylization, it's fancy dress.


Anonymous diana said ... (8:52 AM) : 

those shoes are incredible! i wanna hang out with this guy and watch 'russian arc'.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:57 AM) : 

sorry, just cannot understand the "hommeless" style


Blogger caviardreams said ... (9:05 AM) : 

the cuffing of the pants is interesting


Blogger Lemon for breakfast said ... (9:11 AM) : 

Somerset house is so beautiful!! And this man it's kind of interesntig! :)


Blogger Kat said ... (9:22 AM) : 

he looks fantastic, i adore his kind of style!


Blogger Martha said ... (9:30 AM) : 

So Ginsberg!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:35 AM) : 

Poor last time and even poorer now. London has such a rich tapestry of fashion but this guy is sadly a cast off.


Blogger Kathleen said ... (9:53 AM) : 

He certainly is a mix of time and fashion. I really enjoy his use of color and pattern. Great looking shoes. Not too sure about the cuffed pants, they seem a tad too short, but I've seen others wearing their pants this way so maybe it's me who is out of the loop? Surely he is a professor or a scientist. He's got that look. I've always found the thinkers to be sexy.


Blogger Archie said ... (9:54 AM) : 

I'm a big fan of the brogue boots (poss Grenson?) but the beard is too much. But I'm sure he'd be a hit in Utah polygamist circles.


Blogger what dia like said ... (10:05 AM) : 

english 1950's man


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

That beard is the truth. Love the shoes with the trousers


Blogger Eric Orchard said ... (10:10 AM) : 

I love it! Looks like a hobo! Awesome.


Anonymous O-sauce said ... (10:14 AM) : 

The beard!


Blogger The Clever Pup said ... (10:28 AM) : 

He's channelling the Bloomsbury writer Lytton Strachey.


Blogger vir beātum said ... (10:33 AM) : 

One of my favourite places in London. The Courtauld is a must. Not quite sure if this fellow adds to the place's charm, but if ever there was a manly beard, that is it.


Blogger Nadine2point0 said ... (10:39 AM) : 

LOVE the rusty orange with grey...yes, that's the way we spell it here in Ontario ;)
I love that shoes are being shown off by men lately - they are just as vain when it comes to their favourite footwear. I would rather see his trousers simply shorter, not deliberately rolled. (see Grey and Red, Pitti Uomo Jan. 25th) Just my preference.
Great photo and setting!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:46 AM) : 

what a fantastic human being! love the layers and textures

nicely done Scott.


Blogger Sweet Magnolia said ... (10:46 AM) : 

Absolutely brilliant!


Blogger najee said ... (10:51 AM) : 

Perfectly provincial.


Anonymous Renee said ... (10:55 AM) : 

This is obviously a man who doesn't care what anybody else thinks and I like that. But for me the fit ruins everything. Hate the high-water pants. Looks a little Amish ... but I'm sure he's a great professor, he has a sweet stance.


Blogger Amy Zaiss said ... (11:02 AM) : 

this is incredible! from his pose, the combination of colors- in his clothes and the background, the overcast, dispersed lighting; so amazing! I love it! This is truly one of your best.


Blogger Jackart said ... (11:13 AM) : 

Not sure I like trousers at half-mast. Looks like they just don't fit....


Anonymous khg said ... (11:24 AM) : 

Good job louise or valentine... you nailed it!


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

Nice wingtip boots and generally composed look. Very thoughtful


Blogger Dank Rishaad said ... (11:26 AM) : 



Blogger Jacqueline said ... (11:27 AM) : 

Love the blazer in combination with the rolled up trousers! xo


Blogger Ian said ... (11:29 AM) : 

ha! now that's what I call an "odd jacket."


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:30 AM) : 

I'm just not liking his beard.


Blogger Suman said ... (11:53 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:04 PM) : 

one of the more awesomer looks for sho. are radical!


Blogger Jed said ... (12:09 PM) : 

This'd look great if he'd just picked sizes that fit him. I don't get the "too-short, too-tight" thing, I guess.


Anonymous Pietman said ... (12:13 PM) : 

This does not inspire me at all.Very few people can pull of the shorter pant.The look is contrived.

Mr Banks looks fantastic though.


Anonymous dex653 said ... (12:18 PM) : 

just add a cone hat for the keebler affect. i'll pass on this look, thanks.


Anonymous Diogenes said ... (12:21 PM) : 

I have mixed feelings about the short pants, otherwise, great.


Blogger LunaStitches said ... (12:23 PM) : 

He sort of looks like he's trying too hard, and I usually like beards more trim, but for some reason, this look really appeals to me. The pose and slightly quizzical expression make me think he would be an interesting person to know.


Blogger Kalee said ... (12:38 PM) : 

He looks quirky and well put together. Terrific!


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

I love the blazer, the cut makes it look contemporary and refined. The color scheme is perfect, I really like how it all looks great with his hair/beard color. And the shoes, please don't overlook the shoes!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:46 PM) : 

I love the blazer, the cut makes it look contemporary and refined. The color scheme is perfect, I really like how it all looks great with his hair/beard color. And the shoes, please don't overlook the shoes!!


Blogger Невена said ... (12:58 PM) : 

Oh, these pants are so to mention the hairstyle&beard... Love the shoes and the cardigan, though!


Blogger verseastyle said ... (12:59 PM) : 

The neautral palette with pops of orange or red seem to be it for a/f 2010. Peter Pilotto and Issa London did it fabulously at LFW.


Blogger Daphne said ... (1:12 PM) : 

I LOVE THIS PHOTO!!!! This is really really a stunning picture, Scott! Wow. I can't get over it. The background, the way he is standing beside the fence. His outfit!!!! (Which I think fits him perfectly, btw....) the way he's cuffed his pants is my favorite part. The colours in the photo. Wow wow wow. I'm saving this. So beautiful.


Anonymous Jacob Frommer said ... (1:43 PM) : 

A bearded man is a manly man! How much more so when he is draped in peeking orange and wonderfully rolled up cuffs. There is much beauty to be found in a rolled cuff. Remember that.


Blogger SaraKateSwan said ... (1:50 PM) : 

What a fantastic shot!! I wonder how many years of growth went into that beard?!? Wonderfully eccentric.

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Blogger CW said ... (2:05 PM) : 

The pants are too short. His shirt collar size appears to be too large. As a result, he looks ....Pythonesque. "My brain hurts!"


Blogger Prutha said ... (2:20 PM) : 

u have some of the most interesting people in ur pictures


Anonymous princess glee said ... (2:31 PM) : 

Yes and no.
Yes, I love his whole ensemble.
No, I don't like his posture.


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

Hey, this guy is at The Style Scout as well...


Blogger Sky said ... (3:01 PM) : 

I love everything about this man


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:08 PM) : 

I don't like it. An immediate reaction that I've never had to one of your picks before. Style emanates from within (as your London Shine shot of a few days ago beautifully illustrates), and these are merely clothes this man has put on. Or, as a friend of mine likes to say, "The clothes are wearing him".

I also think (in armchair psychologist mode) that the bushy beard strongly suggests that this person's inner essence, whatever it is, is actually being hid under all the layers, not flowing up and out through them into the world.

And - is it just me, or does the jacket simply not fit well? I just don't think it has a nice cut.


Anonymous darlene said ... (3:30 PM) : 

I like the top half of this outfit with the fitted plaid jacket and a bit of orange cardigan showing. But I have just never been into the rolled trousers look. I will be so happy when that has run its course.


Blogger alastair said ... (4:01 PM) : 

As a bit of a beard 'amateur', I wouldn't say his beard suits him especially, and I don't particularly like anything he's wearing. But an outfit can be so much more than the sum of it's parts, and whether it was intentional or not, I really enjoy the awkwardness of the whole look. Kinda imagine him as an classical school teacher or librarian or something!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:30 PM) : 

One word: YES!


Blogger Gil said ... (4:43 PM) : 

I love everything about this pic, colors, setting, composition. TIMELESS.


Anonymous Questioner said ... (4:44 PM) : 

Sorry, but he looks like a Monty Python character. I think it's the 1970 retro haircut and beard.

I do like the olive gray and orange color combination. And I like the jacket pattern, but it's too short. Isn't a blazer supposed to cover your bum?

Love the boots! I'm ambivalent on the roll-ups as a general style, but I will say that he has long enough legs to pull it off.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:56 PM) : 

This is the cutest dude I've ever seen. I want to smooch him. Nay: I WILL smooch him.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:42 PM) : 

Magni is an Icelandic hairdresser and designer/owner of Kron by Kronkron They make the most beautiful shoes. He's been photographed here before with his wife, fantastic and very colorfol couple:)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:03 PM) : 

I had no idea mormons were in this season.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:32 PM) : 

I want those shoes! Anyone know where to get them? Scott? haha


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

I bet he has a manifesto and a cabin in Scotland.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:29 PM) : 

Hate the beard, love the clothes. My guess would be that he's a Jacobean scholar.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:13 PM) : 

Dandyesque ;)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:31 PM) : 

Love it Personal Style on a man is Sooooo sexy....and the redheaded fellow .....A plus!!!!!


Blogger M.J.Woodbridge said ... (10:41 PM) : 

arrrgh BOOTS! i think we may almost have the same pair...although with so many brands around these days most likely not. though identical from what i can see!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:50 AM) : 

This is a great composition, love the picture. The angle up to the mansard windows grabs the gray London sky and thrusts light into the center; the railings, arch and balustrades define the space; the strong perspective of the stone facades draws the eye to the arch; the cobblestones, also oriented toward the arch, have all the tones of his outfit. His zig-zaggy jacket plays off the close repetition of the iron fence, the shoe laces parallel the iron railings, and the orange in the shoes and vest sing it up.

Wouldn't say Dickensian, but definitely scholarly.


Blogger Jackson Wilson said ... (1:08 AM) : 

Boots are Grenson Broag High tops i believe, English Made. I have the same Pair. Beauitful outfit, love the orange and plaid mix match.


Blogger Diane said ... (3:26 AM) : 

This picture is truly amazing, don't know what I like best, the clothes or the photo :P


Blogger U-NI-TY said ... (4:12 AM) : 

Nice outfit!


Blogger eddagedda said ... (5:02 AM) : 

@ Josh
this guy is part of KronKron designer team/couple. His name is Magni
you can probably contact them through their onlinestore about those shoes.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:03 AM) : 

Magni is a very talented person.

Here is the picture The Sartorialist took last october of Magni and his wife Hugrún:

They own the Kron shoe store in Iceland selling awesome shoes including their own shoe design:

They also own the Kron Kron store selling designer clothes:

Plus they are just really nice people...


Blogger My Story said ... (4:40 PM) : 

I wonder if he is aware of how absolutely wonderful he looks? This is such a great photograph. Well done.


Blogger MEO said ... (5:52 PM) : 

This man is fantastic


Blogger G.S.GUCCILIFE said ... (8:19 PM) : 

WHat shoes..PLEASE...WHAT SHOES!!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:22 AM) : 

YES! this is what i call living a personal lifestyle!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:12 AM) : 

nice trickers. agree the beard is good for the long neck / sloped shoulders / receding hairline. good choice of specs too. he looks great


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:16 PM) : 

Love this man's personal style. The bias cut plaid jacket, short rolled pants, orange cardigan peeking out, and overall mix of colors all feel so casual yet studied.


Blogger Eimear O'Connor said ... (8:47 AM) : 

Is the spitting image of how my dad looked in the 70's with the really bushy beard and the hair.


Blogger Bronwen said ... (2:59 PM) : 

Sorry, but that beard gives me the creeps.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:30 AM) : 

Nice boots - shame he got dressed in the dark!!


Anonymous jagvir matharoo said ... (3:26 AM) : 

beautiful colors. the picture just transports one to a bygone era.


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

I like this picture, especially the combination of old stones against his beard. You also can tell that he is an artistic dresser and has spent time scowering the city for each piece probably on a tight budget. Well done sir


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