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Thursday, April 15, 2010

On the Street.....The Cranky DJ, Manhattan

Oh yeah, now Mike tells me he is a born and bred Queens native....actually still lives there.

Comments on "On the Street.....The Cranky DJ, Manhattan"


Anonymous Nelia - Style Blog said ... (2:15 PM) : 

Doesn't look cranky to me :)


Blogger FASHION SNAG said ... (2:18 PM) : 

Love him! He looks like a blast from the past.


Anonymous men's t-shirts said ... (2:18 PM) : 

Great tie!


Blogger the F word said ... (2:19 PM) : 

this actually made me feel all happy inside seeing this picture love it!!

Roman @


Anonymous co said ... (2:19 PM) : 

Very 1920, except for the tattoos (I'll be so glad when that craze dies). His outfit is much enchanced by the chocolate and brick tones behind him.


Blogger GIOTTA said ... (2:19 PM) : 

What else could we say...OH YEAH... its my fav picture from the recently added... the whole thing is simply cool and simply 20's 30's with that tatto twist... so fuckin rock'n'roll


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:27 PM) : 

very interesting photo, just like this gentelman.


Blogger lumikha said ... (2:30 PM) : 



Blogger Fernanda Scarparo said ... (2:35 PM) : 

WOW! the shoes, and the tatoos with his style...


Blogger Tiffany S. said ... (2:37 PM) : 

Such a preppy look,
love it!
Especially since it contrasts with this tattoo's...



Anonymous Lisa da Silva said ... (2:37 PM) : 

HOT! now that's all I like in a guy at the same time! classy but still edgy old school tattoos, old school moustache à la portuguese eheh very good taste eheh


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:37 PM) : 

Kind of tired of the repetitive photos and locations, can we please try something new? Like somewhere besides Paris and New York and Italy.....great style lives everywhere and is always different..


Blogger Clovis Luik said ... (2:39 PM) : 

wonderful classic style


Anonymous Rita said ... (2:42 PM) : 

I really admire this shot of yours. It absolutely looks like it just came from the 30's or even earlier.
But all of a sudden we look at his tatoos, and well...
Morevor, at first glance we don't even see his wool tie, (WOOL?!)!
I love his smile.
He really looks like a nice guy.

Well done! :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:42 PM) : 

I am deeply envious of Mike's footgear. This guy knows how to dress. The tats add a nice contrast to the rest of his staid period look. Dig the hand blocked fedora action too. Into swing man?


Blogger Ganymede Girl said ... (2:42 PM) : 

Wow this guy is awesome. His tie looks really interesting, I'd love to get a closer look at it, looks knit?


Blogger Fashion Monstre said ... (2:48 PM) : 

omg i love how he's so old fashion looking, yet extremely modern as well!


Blogger WE SPY WITH MY LITTLE i said ... (2:49 PM) : 

The side parting and the tash - I like ALOT!

Yours Truly



Blogger the coolbirth kid said ... (2:51 PM) : 

isn't this the barber with those great cordovan boots?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:56 PM) : 

Aaaw, snap! In your face, Sart! ;-)


Blogger Sognatrice said ... (3:00 PM) : 

So stylish, it makes me feel a little bit jealous;) and these shoes! love it!!


Blogger Sognatrice said ... (3:03 PM) : 

So stylish,it makes me feel a little bit jealous;) and these shoes!!
love it!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:04 PM) : 

I know the tattoos are an important part of the look and who he is, but they've pretty much run their course, haven't they?


Blogger switt said ... (3:07 PM) : 

The oxfords, the hat, the tie, the whole vintage look, juxtaposed with the brilliantly stylish. Everything fits impeccably. No "cranky" here!


Blogger Prutha said ... (3:07 PM) : 

love the stach


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:14 PM) : 

think this guy used to trim my beard on Elizabeth street...NY shaving co?


Blogger San said ... (3:17 PM) : 

He would totally fit into the vintage contest. He's simply stylish. Great. And what a lovely smile.


Blogger The Sartorialist said ... (3:23 PM) : 

For Anon 2:37
do you mean places like Moscow, Berlin, Rio, San Fran, Dallas, Sydney, Madrid, Melbourne and all the other place i have been in the last 6 months alone?


Blogger Skelii said ... (3:35 PM) : 

very throw back to the 30s but the tats set it apart perfectly. i love seeing this- men (or women) in a dress shirt rolled up and their forearm being covered in ink. it's sort of a social commentary on how society portraits tattoos to be "unprofessional" instead of an expression of individuality.


Anonymous kimmy said ... (3:38 PM) : 

that tie is FLY!


Blogger NiftyThriftyBeth said ... (3:39 PM) : 

Love this whole look.
The outfit, the hair, the tattoos, the moustache. It's all brilliant.


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

Perfect boots. Does anyone know who made them???


Blogger Gianluca Senese said ... (3:45 PM) : 

I love his shoes..


Blogger "Une very stylish fille" said ... (3:50 PM) : 

He definitely rocks!The old-school style is amazing. SO quirky to see him wearing that type of clothing when a moment later you are attracted by his tattoos. Great picture!

Lots of love,
Fashion Abuse


Blogger Antoine said ... (3:50 PM) : 

I love the shoes !


Blogger stylespotterfashionblogger said ... (4:45 PM) : 

GREAT TASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Blogger anthony said ... (4:46 PM) : 



Blogger Michael said ... (4:52 PM) : 

Is that Michael W Haar?


Blogger BlumeBloom said ... (4:57 PM) : 

While I love his tie, shoes, entire outfit, it is his grin, that really does it!


Blogger karenleila said ... (4:59 PM) : 

Great mix of the classic "tall, dark, handsome" with the rock and roll edge of tattoos-- not to mention his fantastic hair. And that smile is so winning- I'd love to hear what kind of records he spins!


Anonymous Mike said ... (5:05 PM) : 

Ok, Sart. That's two FSC barbers in as many days... I think you ought to do a feature on the shop itself. I have such a fun time whenever I go in there since it's The Epicenter of Manly Amazingness. Also, there's usually something unexpected happening, i.e. a few weeks ago I saw Mike give a guy a full on Kid'n'Play high top fade. Just goes to show that you can't judge a book by it's cover.


Blogger alixium said ... (5:27 PM) : 

the boots! gorgeous!
but can we please get over the mustache trend? ugh.


Blogger James Taylor said ... (5:34 PM) : 

Am I the only one who finds this look very costume-y? It seems you can't work behind a bar in New York City these days unless you look like an extra from a Western. Just because you're making cocktails that were made popular in the 1900s doesn't mean you have to dress the part (Oh, I'm making a sazerac - better grow a mustache!"). It's not as if I put on a turtle neck and Chelsea boots every time I listen to "Beatles For Sale"...


Blogger Meg said ... (5:36 PM) : 

The best part for me is that the image is timeless...even the tattoos look perfect here.

And makes me a bit homesick for NY.



Blogger SabinePsynopsis said ... (5:36 PM) : 

Cranky, him? It looks like the fashionable Queens-ians are coming out.


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

The shoes...i want them ! Where to buy ? The hole look is fantastic and the colors of the picture. All these shades of brown, wonderful and comfortable !


Blogger JV said ... (5:48 PM) : 

Normally people who go for the 20s/30s and/or steampunk thing look costumey, but he pulls it off nicely.


Blogger minji song said ... (6:04 PM) : 

I LOVE this.

What a great man of style to rep Queens.


Anonymous wieke said ... (6:16 PM) : 

He looks great! Although he looks a little bit like the friendly version of Rooster Hannigan in the movie Annie..


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:16 PM) : 

his shoes are fantastic!


Blogger Jack Daniel said ... (6:17 PM) : 

I like his shoes


Blogger Fi said ... (6:28 PM) : 

Mike!!!! I just met him last week and we piddle paddled about Queens!

Actually, as a Queens girl born and raised, I have to say that I couldn't wait for the day I could move out. Alas, I did. And I moved to Fort Greene. And I loved it. I'd known I love it there since the day I started attending Brooklyn Tech 14 years ago and we were told not to go beyond the block, and we did anyway. But then everyone fell in love with Fort Greene and people like us couldn't afford to buy anything there anymore. And now, here I am, moving back to the Wilds of Queens, to the land of wife beaters and fur hats and flip flops worn with socks. Sigh. At least we're moving only to Ridgewood and I can see Brooklyn from my window.


Blogger Izzen said ... (6:46 PM) : 

Love the contrast between smart attire and trashy (in a good way) tattoos.


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

Immaculate! Divine!
And sart, don't bother responding to those kinds of comments.... you don't owe anyone anything. Just be yourself.


Blogger juju ariel said ... (6:50 PM) : 

is he a tango DJ? he should be...


Blogger Ms. Wedding Crasher said ... (7:03 PM) : 

Love the vintage vibe!


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

Meh, sharp, and I do like his facial hair, tats, and shoes but imagining him in that hat is killing it.


Blogger Shannon Lambert said ... (7:29 PM) : 

That thin tie is amazing, it really sets the tone for the outside. And those rolled up sleeves!

But I think my favourite element of this outfit is the mustache. Very few mustaches command my attention but this one gets it.


Blogger Official M-Dub said ... (7:31 PM) : 

His boots are AMAZING! I must have a pair! Great shot!


Blogger MlleV said ... (8:03 PM) : 

YES on the boots! Gorgeous!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:17 PM) : 

omg. i think i'm in LOVE.


Blogger Ocean in Between said ... (8:23 PM) : 

ok, normally i'd dig his style. it is awesome, very well-combined. I don't exactly know why, but to me, in this particular picture, he looks like he's trying too hard. the boots, while they look brilliant in their own way, just ruin the overall style that needs to be natural and well-carried. they just look too "new" and unauthentic. I know this may sound nonsense, but this picture didn't work for me.

oh btw, the contrast between the tattoos and the vintage look rocks!


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

Those are some great shoes!


Blogger The Sentimental Bloke said ... (9:06 PM) : 

Great composition. Lovely atmosphere. The shoes, the tatts and the face just go with the setting.


Blogger Kingpin said ... (9:19 PM) : 

you need a home link on each page...even the title banner doesnt take you home


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:54 PM) : 

Love this! Tat's and all. My first thought was: He would look great with a cigarette added too... I know it's unhealthy but still damn cool.

Sartorialist: When will you be in San Fran again??


Anonymous Michael W. Haar said ... (11:48 PM) : 

This is the subject, Michael W. Haar. Take a listen!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:58 PM) : 

Loving this steampunk thing. Nothing beats a well-groomed outlaw in my book. NO such thing as too costumey with a smile like that! what a fine example. I knew side parts would have to come back just because they've been away so long. Would anyone care to comment on the possibility of nude pantihose similarly returning?


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

wow, now , thats your blog!you are always so truth to your self, and thats really what matters!!


Blogger kaye said ... (2:31 AM) : 

that is one authentic classy man. haha!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:48 AM) : 

Balmoral boots - Edward Green.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:06 AM) : 

Great photo, great style, great smile! One of my favorite novels is _A Tree Grows in Brooklyn_--this guy reminds me of one of its central characters, Johnny Nolan, albeit a healthy, happy, modern (and dark haired) version.


Anonymous mona said ... (3:17 AM) : 

is it wrong that he dresses just like my grandpa did (including the moustache and the tattoo on the forearm) and i want to marry this guy?


Blogger Barbara said ... (3:17 AM) : 

Gorgeous man. A delight. Hate the tats but even with them he's delish. And I love his shoes. What a smile!!


Anonymous The Rebel Gardener said ... (3:22 AM) : 

Wow ! This picture is fabulous.
And I love good-looking men wearing moustaches !


Anonymous Tigerlili said ... (4:24 AM) : 

Chouette look, les tatouages cassent bien ce look un rien trop sage !


Blogger Laurence John said ... (4:45 AM) : 

very envious of those boots !


Anonymous J said ... (4:54 AM) : 

i get a wonderful feeling when i look at this picture. it feels like breakfast.


Blogger THESTREETFASHION5XPRO said ... (5:07 AM) : 

i love vintage style...looks like a movie


Anonymous Nicole Hannah said ... (7:20 AM) : 

Lovely photo and subject. The best part of seeing this is being strongly reminded of my first love.
Although he would have been improved for having some great looking tattoos!


Blogger Dulamsuren said ... (7:54 AM) : 

Those shoes!!!


Blogger Hazel said ... (8:18 AM) : 

I love this. The fact that he's aware of the past means he must be interesting and broad-minded.

I wish more people wore vintage. That reminds me..the Governor's Island picnic must be approaching.


Anonymous Jim Caruso said ... (8:22 AM) : 

Mike is one of the most shockingly stylish men in town, gives a mean haircut, and knows more about music from the turn of the (other) century than most anyone!


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

Old school tatoos + a moustache+a great smile = I am in love!


Blogger Maria Ana said ... (9:26 AM) : 

mmm, I would smile and then turn my head to look again;)


Anonymous The Red Velvet Shoe said ... (10:21 AM) : 

Great old~world style and wonderful boots, but must say the tattoos detract a bit. I know, I'm old~fashioned.


Blogger Clarke said ... (10:28 AM) : 

He's my barber ~ one of the best haicuts and straight razor shaves in the city!


Anonymous proletarian Great Gatsby said ... (10:37 AM) : 

Uhmmm that smile,those shoes(so clean),that hat and that necktie but...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:52 AM) : 

Great !


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

Come to Boston! You did not come on your book tour and many were disappointed. It's a short train ride and the city is up and coming in terms of style.


Anonymous Cate said ... (1:08 PM) : 

im so in love with this i can't even explain. it's so gangs of new york.:D


Anonymous princess glee said ... (1:08 PM) : 

See, told ya, there was great stuff in Queens. Love, love, love this mans's look. Everything is so retro except the tatooes and it all looks really cool even though I don't particularly like tattoes.


Blogger Eden Kennedy Onassis said ... (1:18 PM) : 



Anonymous SuperCutz said ... (1:22 PM) : 

He was my barber at New York Shaving Company in Nolita. Before that he was at Freeman's. He is now somewhere in the West Village.


Blogger kosta said ... (1:50 PM) : 

He's back at Freeman's on Rivington last I saw him. ;)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:04 PM) : 

Wow, a stylish person from Queens--and you believed him?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:35 PM) : 

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Blogger buffalostreetstyle said ... (3:22 PM) : 

flawless. and not cranky!


Anonymous hk said ... (4:35 PM) : 

Queeeeeeennnns<3 we just dont dress cool. we ARE cool. YEAH, you betta recognize, scott.


Blogger goga said ... (4:51 PM) : 

I have gotten a cut or two form this cat at FSC barber on Horatio. He is a very nice guy, we had a conversation in which he told me his ideal vintage clothing find would still have a vaudevillians makeup on it...
Queens native like me, who could have known?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:24 PM) : 

interesting tattoos. i wonder if they have any significance or if they were just mistakes... i'm not a huge fan of tattoos in general unless they mean something. either way the outfit makes up for it.


Blogger John Danner said ... (10:24 PM) : 

Those shoes are incredible


Blogger Tailoverteakettle said ... (11:50 PM) : 

Wow. It's been a long time (okay, perhaps never) since I've seen a man with only a moustache and haven't thought he was a creep.

In fact, is he single? Very good looking man.


Blogger Christine Peterson said ... (1:47 AM) : 

What a dashing fellow. This look would have been a bit lacking without the tattoos - they're perfect on him.


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

Boots. Wow. Yes.



Blogger Max said ... (3:37 AM) : 

this guy shaved me/cut my hair at fsc barber in jan


Anonymous T said ... (1:34 PM) : 

To me, this is the most effortless of his looks (I know I've seen him on your site before, I believe wearing plus-fours? and elsewhere). There's nothing that can beat a good woven tie, a lightweight button down and a good pair of shoes for a classic but cool outfit. Again, so tired of people raving on and on about how things look "costumey." Whatever happened to remembering that with as many people as there are in the world, it's a joy that we've got avant garde couturiers AND retro-revivalists. If everyone looked forward, without casting a glance to the past, it would be too homogenized for my liking. And then this blog would be boring.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:05 PM) : 

Are you amazed that he has lived the same place his whole life, or that he chooses to "actually" remain in Queens.

I hope it's the former, somehow. I am over snotty disdain for life outside Manhattan and now, Brooklyn.

Anyhow, he seems lovely. Smile.


Blogger Caldervale said ... (6:26 PM) : 

Boots look more like the Rider Boot Co. balmoral than an Edward Green Shannon:


Blogger Ninjagaiden78 said ... (6:57 PM) : 

That is a great tie. Good looking guy.


Blogger jp said ... (12:07 AM) : 

those boots are stellar! if anyone knows where they're from, please email me.


Blogger J. Buono said ... (11:59 PM) : 

this guys has cut my hair! he is pretty cool nd funnie.


Blogger Miriam Parkman said ... (4:04 PM) : 

Please, please Mike, come to Sweden and show the men her how to dress. You are amazing.

Also, the picture's great! The background's colours frame him perfectly.


Blogger Re said ... (5:10 PM) : 

Oh, God... so beautiful look!
The hat is a plus!
Loved that! (and what a smile!!)


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

Moustache + shoes = win.


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

he looks like a vintage freddie mercury! :)


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

i feel like he's going to break into a dance in a love it.


Anonymous City Rocka said ... (7:53 PM) : 

The handlebar mustache is a style in itself...Loves it.


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