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Friday, September 17, 2010

On the Street...West 36th St., New York

Comments on "On the Street...West 36th St., New York"


Anonymous Sophie said ... (5:21 PM) : 

Is he a mechanic or a model?? I would love to think he's just the most stylish mechanic in NYC (except for the cigarette!), but he looks a little too put together.


Anonymous 119pepero said ... (5:28 PM) : 

..This is why i love this blog. I prefer looking people like this with surprising characteristics and unique atmosphere/style a lot more than some 'style icon' a non-newyorker like me can't even recognise


Blogger MJCK said ... (5:32 PM) : 

Most beautiful overall I've ever seen. Probably because I've never seen anyone wearing a fáshionable overall with an actually intention to wear it while working and getting dirty. Awesome.


Blogger Louise said ... (5:32 PM) : 

This is great! It reminds me of a grungier version of the cute outfits the Oil Can Henry employees wear.


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

I always imagine mechanics to be greasy and dirty, so this young man seems too clean to be true.


Blogger Christina said ... (5:34 PM) : 

I like this shot. The zippers make the jumpsuit more interesting and his glasses are perfect.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:34 PM) : 

get a little dirt on your hands


Blogger The Gent. said ... (5:35 PM) : 

Style no matter what.


Blogger The Sluice Box said ... (5:40 PM) : 

That setting sure helps blur the line between real work wear and fashion.


Anonymous Vova said ... (5:43 PM) : 

nothing interesting


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

Such a graphic dramatic pocket look.
Love it!


Blogger STREETFSN said ... (5:45 PM) : 

I love it !!


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



Anonymous Maria Paula said ... (5:47 PM) : 

God I love it!
He is so peaceful and charming!


Anonymous The Girl Behind The Masque said ... (5:49 PM) : 

Well he's certainly not your average car mechanic!

The Girl Behind The Masque


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:51 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:02 PM) : 

This is awesome. To me it's all in the glasses and the cigarette.


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

wow, effortlessly cool
is he wearing onitsukas?


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

This is just cool. Is he a mechanic there? Coolest looking/dressed mechanic I've seen.


Blogger FASHION SNAG said ... (6:27 PM) : 

This is very cool! I like his posturing and stance too.


Blogger James said ... (6:33 PM) : 


But based in the shoes, I'm guessing he's not a real mechanic.

Real mechanics deal with grease.


Blogger Sheila said ... (6:39 PM) : 

The only thing striking here is his face. B&W highlights HIM, not his clothing. It's the same tone as the background.


Anonymous Gary said ... (7:20 PM) : 

Wow, he's cool.

It's all in the attitude. I think he is more elegant than Anna. It's proof that it's not fancy or expensive clothes that make a style. It's the caracter, the way things are worn, the attitude. Perfect.


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

Asian car culture at its finest (Don't be fooled by the Fast and Furious saga). I'm assuming this photo was not taken at a Jiffy Lube. A gearhead myself, car and driver must always look the part.


Anonymous Prosto Tak said ... (7:46 PM) : 

Cool. He looks just plain cool. Posture, glasses, everything. Love it.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:39 PM) : 

nice jumper


Blogger Jem said ... (8:55 PM) : 

Not gonna lie- this guy looks pretty badass! I think its the combination of the glasses and the outfit plus the way a person carries themselves always can make them look awesome too.


Anonymous wilhelminO said ... (8:59 PM) : 

i liked until i saw the cigarette. it would have ruin any look


Blogger RawBeautyRawSoul said ... (9:01 PM) : 

He really works it at work!


Blogger Remedy Rouge said ... (9:03 PM) : 

I love the way he looks into the camera, he respect his job and he's into it.

Also love how the car appears in the photo. This man looks like a role model for this industry!
(Streetstyle from Hong Kong)


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

Like the janitor girl with the dreadlocks - you can individualize any uniform and stand out at work. Pretty slick & stylized for coveralls with the zippers, and slim fit. Nicely rolled up sleeves, nerd chic glasses, and lightweight runners eliminate the grubby mechanic look and make him into a moto-tech.


Blogger Jasmin said ... (10:09 PM) : 

so effortless but elegant


Blogger Lisa said ... (10:34 PM) : 

Great and unique photo. It has a very 1960's Pan-Paris vibe.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:52 PM) : 

nice shot!


Anonymous Ruben said ... (10:55 PM) : 

I think this may only look good in black and white

never the less, its something to draw inspiration from ^_^


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

if i was a mechanic that is how i would want to look.


Blogger Jakarech said ... (11:41 PM) : 

Who would have thought these uniforms could look so chic?



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:57 PM) : 

Innocent face, nice overall, and if I'm the owner of the shop. I will make this as a good advertising shots.


Anonymous Books&Liquor said ... (1:20 AM) : 

This is a stunning, stunning photo. The tension between the horizontal lines of the zipper and the vertical. And I love the expression on his face.

Harvard Style Blog


Anonymous Roychelle said ... (1:50 AM) : 

Its funny because i usually despise jumpsuits. He looks good! Goes to show fashion is limitless. (considering the work he carries out- i imagine it could get messy)


Blogger Oscar Devonian said ... (1:53 AM) : 

Oh man, he's gorgeous.


Blogger Que Sara Sara. said ... (2:52 AM) : 

Car doctor! <3


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:12 AM) : 

no way. the best I have ever seen.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:40 AM) : 

Very professional looking for a mechanic. Shows alot of confidence.


Anonymous yuan said ... (3:40 AM) : 

naturally stylish! I suspect the black & white has made the overall look very new & clean. As my impression of mechanics' overalls are usu torn and dirty with gease stains.


Blogger Elena Vasilieva said ... (3:52 AM) : 

this is a great photo of a working men taking a break




Anonymous Matter Of Style said ... (4:20 AM) : 

a fashion suit: unlike other work work suit give him personality instead of making him anonymous

matter of style: eye on fashion


Anonymous sophia said ... (4:36 AM) : 

such an interesting character...


Blogger Collette Osuna said ... (5:09 AM) : 

Hes got it going on!!

LOVE your real life photos:)

Have a fabulous weekend!
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Blogger Sootjeelina said ... (5:35 AM) : 

I love the background, and his jumpsuit looks great on him

xoxo Sootjeelina <3


Blogger B. said ... (5:45 AM) : 

Uhhhhhh, he got the power!


Blogger THESTREETFASHION5XPRO said ... (5:47 AM) : 

I like this shot...great inspiration


Blogger A Lot Like Fashion said ... (6:00 AM) : 

That has to be the most stylish picture of a mechanic doing his job. Good job!

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Blogger silvana maiorano said ... (6:10 AM) : 

a work dress in black and white ... oh, is so romantic ....
:) we!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Anonymous jenea said ... (7:14 AM) : 

o,dear,scare me!the zippers just look like knife scars

am I too boring?!


Blogger dishly said ... (7:49 AM) : 

how confusion!
yeahh he does look a bit scary!
but he has got a great look nonetheless!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:51 AM) : 

In the words of that wise muse, Madonna..."Fashion's where you find it."


Anonymous Isobel Saoirse said ... (8:07 AM) : 

Maybe the best work outfit for a mecanic that I've seen! beautiful and grunge like!


Blogger MELISSA Z. said ... (8:11 AM) : 

This is a wonderful pic, great job! wow!


Blogger JoewardM said ... (8:28 AM) : 

he's gorgeous! :]


Blogger KC said ... (8:30 AM) : 

he's charming.


Blogger Kate said ... (8:42 AM) : 

great jumpsuit! dont agree with the cigarette though!!


Blogger Be your muse. said ... (8:43 AM) : 

your blog is lovely... inspiring.



Blogger simplyolive said ... (9:29 AM) : 

that's 1 chic mechanic!!
(where can i buy one of those jumpsuits!?)


Anonymous Lizzy said ... (10:43 AM) : 

AMAZING!! The cigarette, the stance, the b&w, lovely.


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

do you really think this guy is actually a mechanic?? he works in a clothing store, people.


Anonymous Read said ... (11:41 AM) : 

That ain't no grease monkey!


Anonymous Bonnie said ... (11:46 AM) : 

I love jumpsuits. I thought Jeff Bridges look really sexy in that part of The Big Lebowsky where he wears a white one. They work very well on stout people. I know a woman pretty big who wears jumpsuits all the time: she looks stunning.


Blogger Sonia Levesque said ... (11:57 AM) : 

Wouldn't have been surprised to see an ultra modern aircraft in the back... I just had this sci-fi movie flash by the looks of him. Über cool.
- I'm SURE the suede trainers match the overall colour -


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:17 PM) : 

I think he's totally cool, with the stance and the wonderful overalls. How does he stay so clean? He seems incredibly intelligent.


Anonymous cv templates said ... (12:40 PM) : 

great pictues, love the blog :)


Anonymous ladytika said ... (12:40 PM) : 

Sea mecanico...sea foto es estupenda y el...también.


Blogger L-H said ... (12:47 PM) : 

So neat!! Love~


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:54 PM) : 

The cigarette is a dead giveaway that this guy's a model. Few real mechanics would risk smoking near gasoline and oil.

But what was the photographer or stylist thinking when s/he asked the model to pose with a cigarette in his hand?


Blogger K.Cyrus said ... (1:44 PM) : 

This is great! Something Different!


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

Luftwaffe automotive.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:15 PM) : 

YES! Oh my gosh, his posture. He's hot and knows it I feel.. but not in a bragging way.


Blogger A la Femme said ... (2:23 PM) : 

I love his looks. This shot really stands out!!!


Anonymous Flo said ... (2:54 PM) : 

Quel bel homme!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:50 PM) : 

Nikko!! Lookin' fly.


Blogger Monika said ... (4:36 PM) : 

amazing photo, different from others..


Anonymous nadya said ... (4:46 PM) : 

haha, i love this pic.
he looks so cool and untouchable..


Blogger Kathleen said ... (4:51 PM) : 

Great B & W portrait Scott, absolutely beautiful.


Blogger Blanco y apArte said ... (5:46 PM) : 

amazing picture!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:55 PM) : 

judging by the lack of grease on his jumpsuit, the choice of jewelry and the whiteness of the soles of his tom's, he is NOT the mechanic.
cute jumpsuit though.



Blogger Chelly said ... (9:23 PM) : 

So emotive


Blogger J said ... (10:18 PM) : 

One of the best pictures yet!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:46 PM) : 

smoking near oil and gas? mmmm something smells bad here...


Blogger - GraceCarolina said ... (11:50 PM) : 

Interesting mechanic.


Blogger midnitexstar said ... (12:14 AM) : 

he looks way too clean and put together to be a mechanic!


Anonymous jimjims said ... (1:27 AM) : 

jumpers are money.

digging those toms sneakers.


Blogger Aissata said ... (2:02 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:33 AM) : 

he is like a daylight god. even tought i don't know exactly what it means, i found appropriate to say.


Blogger E... said ... (6:07 AM) : 

This man is so fashion and his outfit so fashionable that he could appear on a magazine!!


Anonymous leeoliveira said ... (7:12 AM) : 

Very working New York City street look.


Blogger Carin van Straten-Lagerberg said ... (7:24 AM) : 

Really cool picture!

/Carin - My pink life in Netherlands


Blogger Álvaro said ... (8:04 AM) : 

love the contrast



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:49 AM) : 

maybe it takes such an intellectual to get a BMW fixed?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:35 AM) : 

Surreal and splendid!

Much love,


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:54 AM) : 

Amazing shot. Gorgeous ~


Blogger lisacline said ... (12:11 PM) : 

with a face & bone structure like that, he could get away with wearing a potato sack and he'd still look good.


Anonymous Ethan C. Palmer said ... (12:18 PM) : 



Blogger elisesophie said ... (1:49 PM) : 

i love this!


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

Cool guy at work! :)


Anonymous The Social Tailor said ... (4:31 PM) : 

The real peach of this piece is the fact that it's Black and White - I mean dull green overalls.

Oh and clearly our man is a model - this is no fag break - I've seen him on the catwalks.

Nice piece - a nice change for you.


Blogger Zuzia said ... (5:21 PM) : 

this picture is just amazing!


Anonymous michael Sanderson said ... (6:14 PM) : 

I would never, looks good on him though.


Blogger Sara said ... (6:19 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:23 PM) : 

is that misko??


Anonymous Bob Mack said ... (7:06 PM) : 

Jumpsuits are stylish, but normally look bulky. This one looks too slim to be authentic. Does anyone know who made it?


Blogger Julia said ... (7:22 PM) : 

I sure wish I had me a car to get fixed.


Blogger thwany said ... (7:30 PM) : 



Blogger Aissata said ... (8:02 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:14 PM) : 

the most amazing thing about this photo was actually finding a gas station/car repair on Manhattan! I think this may be the only one (south of 90th). Great style too, but that's what our New York types are known for!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:20 PM) : 

Why in the world does anyone think this man works on cars???? He is obviously there getting his fabulous car worked ON! No mechanic dresses like this.


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

Love it!


Blogger CeCe said ... (10:48 PM) : 

Nothing to do with this photo, but why no stylish older women? The occasional older man, but no women. Just curious.
And by the way, I miss Gourmet too.


Blogger Sonsira said ... (11:01 PM) : 

huh, is that a work clothing? freaking fabulous!


Anonymous Lee Oliveira said ... (11:24 PM) : 

You have captured an amazing shot
and on the top of that you did in black & white


Blogger Ian van Coller said ... (12:28 AM) : 

Love your photos, but this is my all time favorite!!!


Anonymous ivylee said ... (5:36 AM) : 

Very good!


Anonymous loz said ... (5:37 AM) : 

Oh yes. Real clever. Smoking at a car repair workshop.


Anonymous John hort said ... (5:59 AM) : 


Great photo!


Blogger Karoline Kalvø said ... (6:22 AM) : 

So much inspiration in this.

Lots of love


Blogger IIDA said ... (7:01 AM) : 

One word: YES.


Blogger businessgypsy said ... (10:13 AM) : 

Those aren't overalls - it's a Speed Suit:

Go Team Venture!


Blogger Lisbeth said ... (10:15 AM) : 

this would be cooler if he were a real mechanic but the lack of grease or dirt anywhere makes me think more posed, but still a really cool shot.


Anonymous proletarian Great Gatsby said ... (11:03 AM) : 

It reminds me the italian futurism and the russian constructivism:a time with faith and trust in technology and looking to the future with a violent optimism.I want it in all colors.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:19 AM) : 

Reminds me that I used to go to Texaco just because of fit of the Texaco uniform pants fit.


Blogger Lizzie said ... (11:23 AM) : 

Super swish. Love.


Blogger JP said ... (2:08 PM) : 

One of the best photos in a long time.


Blogger Ninjagaiden78 said ... (2:16 PM) : 

I like this shot Sart. The focus is dope and I like the expression on the guy. Plus Black and White photography is my fave.


Anonymous Post it boy said ... (3:45 PM) : 

He's officially the world's coolest mechanic. He could look under my bonnet any day.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:48 PM) : 

I love this picture.
This couldn't possibly be a real mechanic. He's too clean, and they are not allowed to smoke in the same place in which they fix cars. I should know. My dad's a mechanic.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:41 PM) : 

wow x googolplex times


Anonymous paul said ... (9:00 PM) : 

this is great! Scott is a very inspirational person and I one day will have a book out too.

Check out


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:26 PM) : 


where's he from?


Anonymous adella said ... (12:20 AM) : 

his expression is pretty strong. good features as well. nicely captured.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:44 AM) : 

wondering the same thing as Anon. at 6:23 PM - is that misko??


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:41 AM) : 

This proves how someone can be naturally stylish despite their clothes.


Anonymous Alessandro said ... (1:19 PM) : 

Interesting photo of a mechanic. I see nothing especially stylish in the overalls - I happen to have seen my mechanic in more interesting Alfa Romeo branded overalls (in Woodbridge ON), since he works and loves this marque. Nd I happen to own some as well, which I use for motorcycling on windy days. However, what is much more interesting is how the lemmings start outpouring poetic expressions of style and taste and personal 'je ne sais quoi', which at first are a little quaint, only to become annyoing. I've noticed this in many threads. Some pictures depict absolute beauty, like the lady in the hat, and a few others; but other pictures seem to me like Scott is having fun with us, just to see how accurate his predicted count of lemmings' comments was. So, this picture ultimately, is a good psychological device.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:36 PM) : 

a skinny guy with a cigarette passing for style. uninspired, indulgent, and completely detached from reality. i love the idea of shooting a mechanic, but this is the sort of photo that inspired the scathing, spot-on and hilarious "derelicte" satire in Zoolander.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:45 PM) : 

the photography is what makes it amazing...

nice work scott


Anonymous kelli said ... (10:43 PM) : 

Beautiful image Scott!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:49 AM) : 

i think the cigarette is no problem. no i'm not a cigarette-addict, but somehow, a cigarette makes a picture looking more cool... don't know, just better.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:26 PM) : 

very sexy.. where can i find him? yummy!


Anonymous MacAttack said ... (1:33 AM) : 

Looks like a flight suit to me.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:44 AM) : 

he's not a mechanic he works at metropolis


Anonymous Annie said ... (1:40 PM) : 

Trés chic! This is great propaganda for the field of mechanical workers, isn't it!


Blogger Overactive Bladder said ... (9:27 PM) : 

Some of these people look pretty unrealistic, like you would never see them in everyday life. Others look fashionable but commonplace. I enjoyed the blog. Here's mine:


Anonymous said ... (12:38 AM) : 

The other mechanics must hate that guy.. he's so grease-free he must never do any work!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:08 AM) : 

dude totally looks like my cousin :)


Blogger Patrick said ... (5:57 PM) : 

Dear Anonymouses: Yes, yes that is Misko. Yaay Misko!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:04 AM) : 

seems Korean.
he's totally chic.


Blogger Aurinko said ... (6:12 AM) : 

My first adolescent crush wore a blue overall. He was a mechanic, that also trained as a boxer. He smoked parliament and drove a Camaro. They just don't make men like that anymore...


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