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Thursday, June 12, 2008

On the Street.....By His Own Design, Soho

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Blogger Sam said ... (9:45 AM) : 

I like his effort. The colors are simple, the shoes stand out, and the tie tack is a nice touch. However, the pants are eerily reminiscent of Z. Cavaricci's.


Blogger Enzo AGC said ... (9:45 AM) : 

digging the high waist with pleats


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:47 AM) : 

now that is what i call inspirational. i love the buttons on the pants and tie- details!


Blogger Vivek R. said ... (9:48 AM) : 

Hmm... the only thing I like in this look is the beret cap and the shoes.


Blogger a. said ... (9:49 AM) : 

Wow, very dapper!


Blogger Carolina Lange said ... (9:53 AM) : 

He looks great!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:00 AM) : 

LEKEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! Always doing it. If you think that's hot, you should see the rest of his closet AND his line.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:07 AM) : 



Blogger Jorge from W Palm Beach said ... (10:14 AM) : 

I think the secret here is that everything FITS. He certainly dismisses the rule that navy pants should go with black or (mon Dieu!) brown shoes, and he uses white! Also check out how his driver (or newsboy) hat loosely hugs the sides of his head. I have been looking for such a hat for myself and I think what I will look for from now on is a hat that fits this loose, and not so much as a baseball hat. Love the picture! Jorge from West Palm Beach


Blogger ... said ... (10:16 AM) : 

Myke Tyson should wear this outfit !
Yes !

Fred the Mole


Blogger Lizzie said ... (10:18 AM) : 

sweet pants, yo!

In all seriousness, he really went out on a limb here with his whole look and it works! So much creativity!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:20 AM) : 

i love the cap and the shoes, but i'm not crazy about the rest of the outfit...


Blogger Nerine said ... (10:27 AM) : 

So beautiful. The hat, the waist, the tie, the shoes, the look on his face. It's all perfect.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:29 AM) : 

i love it all! top to bottom perfectly fitting outfit, great style!


Blogger PhilM said ... (10:31 AM) : 

wow, totally not my style, but it looks great on him! as someone commented already, "everything fits," and notice at all the details: the unusual waist, like a sash, the buttons, the drape of the pants, the shoes, etc. (i don't care for driving caps, but again, it suits him and his look) love his tie. it's the perfect width for his suit, although i think such a thick knot would go better with a spread collar.


Blogger said ... (10:40 AM) : 

this is sartorial indeed. someone else used the word dapper to describe him, and i think that's dead on. this feels very current, yet the attention to detail, cut, and fit strikes me as exceedingly classic. maybe because it's coming off the jazz party images, it somehow seems to belong to a past generation.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:51 AM) : 

I love his whole look, except for the shoes. But then I've never been a fan of men's shoes with tips colored differently than that rest of the shoe. I'm still trying to forget that awful phase of cowboy boots with the pointy toe that was a different color than the rest of the boot.


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

I love the pants and shoes, it's such a modern reinterpretation of an oldies look. the 30's and 40's fashion sweded!be kind rewind!!!


Blogger Hadley Makes said ... (11:07 AM) : 

This is the kind of outfit that makes me desperately wish that I looked better in menswear.


Blogger Nor said ... (11:25 AM) : 

Oh golly, that's beautiful.


Blogger FSK said ... (11:39 AM) : 

va-va-va-VOOM!! He's looks good in that get up. LOVE it.


Blogger Spirit of the Season said ... (11:40 AM) : 

He looks like he tries really hard to be stylish.


Blogger david santos said ... (11:46 AM) : 

Very good photo and excellent post.
Happy day


Blogger Tea Lady said ... (11:55 AM) : 

I love the way his trousers fit! The side buttons and pleats. Wonderful!


Blogger Unknown said ... (12:06 PM) : 

I know him! Adeleke S. Amazingly fantastic designer who is always pulled together perfectly. His attention detail and fresh perspective are clearly evident is what he's wearing.


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

I agree with anon 9:47am - very inspirational.. kind of marvelling at how he managed to get the point of his tie to meet his waistband like that. Mostly i just love the photo - colours and lighting are beautiful. Thanks, Sart.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:10 PM) : 

Leke! He's amazing. Saw him hanging w/ the Union Sq. twins once. What a picture! Do all stylish people know each other? Sart, you have to shoot those guys and get them on here!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:11 PM) : 

I've never seen those kind f trousers before! I like them :D

I love how this suit manages to look so relaxed and a bit fun. I think it must be the lighter coloured shoes and hat. Well I like it anyways!


Blogger mare said ... (12:14 PM) : 

Who is this dapper gentleman?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:51 PM) : 

I think he went a little overboard with the width of the pant legs. Just a little narrower at the bottom would still allow him to have fullness, but they wouldn't be quite as "floppy". I think that the pants length would also be better if they were around a half-inch shorter so they wouldn't touch the ground. I'd also shorten the jacket sleeves just a little bit so he could show a little shirt cuff.
I really like some of the unusual details. The three brass buttons on the waist band. Exceptional. Only one button on the jacket sleeves is a subtle way of expressing individuality.
I think the shoes are great. It is summer. Go for it. You can wear something more traditional (black or brown) in the fall and winter.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:10 PM) : 

Far out! This guy looks Incredible, Love every detail!
good work Sartorialist...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:11 PM) : 

Wow! It's so nice to see a man dressed this way. I love the high waist and the pleats actually work. Love the shoes - very classic...The white shirt makes it all so crisp and the tie is just the right length, I haven't seen a tie tack in a while, nice job! The key here is that it all looks good on him, it all fits...even the hat. Although the hat sort of dresses it down a notch. But lovely execution! High Marks!


Blogger borellana said ... (1:17 PM) : 

Adore this, especially since I find the tight, too-short pants trend for men really tiresome. This is the perfect example of using the past to inspire something fresh and new.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:32 PM) : 

I love this so much it hurts. I would be speechless in his presence! One of my favorite suits ever. What a serendipitous find after the hard-act-to-follow Jazz Age lawn party photos! This man is clearly a genuis.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:33 PM) : 

this man is sexy!!! I want to take off his beautiful clothing one piece at a time... maybe i'd leave the tie!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:37 PM) : 

'brilliant' is all I can say to this


Blogger pauline said ... (1:41 PM) : 

I would love to have those pants.


Blogger Laurence John said ... (1:58 PM) : 

who is this dapper fella ?


Blogger katkin said ... (2:12 PM) : 

Great shoes!


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

WOW. It's hard to say anything that hasn't been said.
This guy rocks. I like his accentuation of his tiny waist on a very masculine body with a masculine fit to the rest of the suit.
A great cap like that is hard to find. the trendy ones made are nearly always rubbish. I want to know if its vintage or his own as well.


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

this is what i called 'THE SUIT'


Blogger missing_luke said ... (2:20 PM) : 

Tie pin on a tie so short it just grazes the belt, pleats on the pants and those shoes.. Shouldn't work but my gosh it really does.

Missing Luke


Blogger Megan said ... (2:38 PM) : 

Those pants are so killer, its verging on women's wear for men, but so so SO not draggy. The way they fall the the bottom is just perfect with the pleats at the top. I would love to see the rest of his stuff!!


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

I love that he picked a trouser style that works perfect for his body and that fit is perfect. I hope we see more guys wearing wide legs trousers. The wide waist detail goes so well with the drape of the trousers and I would have never thought to pair it with duo-tone shoes but it really brings out the crisp whiteness of the shirt.


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

these are the sailor-ish pants that have been shown by womenswear designers for the past few seasons. I adore the translation into menswear. Why can women borrow shapes and themes from the boys but not the other way around? This guy looks masculine and sensational.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:21 PM) : 

Can we please talk about how amazing his pants hang?! I'm guessing that these pants are bespoke but if not....gentlemen, pleeeease go out and all buy yourselves a pair of these.


Blogger L_Andrew said ... (3:49 PM) : 

It's a good look and it's his. Not easily copied. Very personal. A strong statement made by someone with a strong sense of who he is and who he is not. Bravo!!! The look reminds me of blue collar dapper from the 1930's cleaned up and brought forward into 2008. (Google the image of Henry Fonda in the movie The Grapes of Wrath)


Blogger Tanya said ... (5:23 PM) : 

Mr. Sartorialist, love your blog & the many styles you chart here. First time I'm commenting though, and must say, this man is THE ULTIMATE of cool (imho). So sure, and polished but also relaxed. Thanks for sharing. (I would want to be him, if I were a man).


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:00 PM) : 

he looks perfectly together, without being annoying! i'm lovin' the crisp navy this summer. i'm jealous and wish i had a fraction of his style... simply inspirational!


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

Love the wide legs and the short tie. He pulls this look off nicely.


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

i like the look when it was a small photo (loose the hat). on closer inspection, the waist is a little too tight. But, he looks very handsome in it.


Blogger Candace said ... (9:33 PM) : 

Navy blue has never looked better. And WOW to the pants...makes me wanna rock some men's trousers now!


Blogger Anne Watkins said ... (10:03 PM) : 

this is happening.
love that the light value at the right side of the frame is an inverted play puppet shadow of this very oomphy grounded man.
strong work by both of you.


Blogger LIO said ... (10:39 PM) : 

it is hard to do pleats! i think the button tab with the three white buttons and the high waist cum cumber bun takes the eye to a much more interesting place. fit is so right nothing is wrong.


Blogger Pret a Porter P said ... (1:56 AM) : 

I'm just going to come right out and say it, A Black Man With Style Wears Clothes Like No Other.
This man is perfection


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

I love this whole outfit, especially the pants, wow!



Blogger The Devil Himself said ... (3:15 AM) : 

This is probably the best-dressed person I have ever seen on this site.


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

La Grande Classe!!! Chapeau bas Monsieur... Superbe costume, superbe cravate! Rien à dire , cet homme incarne l'élégance.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:37 AM) : 

This man got style!


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

he looks well put together...


Blogger louliedeparis said ... (6:26 AM) : 

Directly inspired by American Gangster, I saw it yesterday, wonderful...I want the same for my man..


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

Nice details! Elegant, but unusual (especially the gold-buttoned side waistband closure). This man has taste. ^^


Blogger liz song mandell said ... (11:18 AM) : 

@how! - you said it well.


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

He has pizzazz!


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

This shot is all about the bronze tones for me: from the face emerging from a dark background, to the flirty button and tiepin detail, followed by the surprise ending on the wing tips. The posture is a story in itself. This is an image to spend time with, the way one does with a painting on a gallery afternoon.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:21 PM) : 

i think the tie is too short. other than that it's a great look.


Blogger makenew said ... (2:58 PM) : 

Is this guy for real?? or did some time machine zap him there? FABULOUS.


Blogger Unknown said ... (8:20 PM) : 

Well I am such a fan of navy/white, and have always favoured that style of trouser. I just wish I was a bloke so that I could pull that look off without looking like a drag king!


Blogger MS Reviewer said ... (1:26 AM) : 

Props to Mr.Leke a debonair fixture and noted designer in Brooklyn. His edited vintage collections of men's and women are stellar! Great shot Sartorialist!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:54 AM) : 

I love this blog for this reason--every now and then, there is some "look" that just blows me away. I know a fair amount about fashion and history, etc.... it's not the clothes so much, exactly.... it's the whole package.... in this look, it's these clothes on this man right now in time and space. I've sat here trying to imagine this look on another man--a shorter one, a taller, thinner one. In my imagination, this "look" works on this body type, and with this attitude, right now, this very minute. It may not work next week or next month. But it is absolutely perfect to my eyes right now. And I could care less about the pants being reminisent of z cavarrici or anyone else. They could be 100% acetate and bought at a dollar store or the finest wool ever made. What matters to me in Sart's images like this, is the perfection of the moment. And it reminds me of those few times in my own life when a particular combination of clothing merged pefectly with my mood, body, and circumstances. And how f---ing good that feels.


Blogger Fredde Ahlstrom Cooney said ... (11:02 AM) : 

Absolut Smashing! So elegant! Love the pants



Blogger Unknown said ... (11:23 AM) : 

those pants are to die for.


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

the wide/short tie is the best part.

also... david allen grier?


Blogger samadhya said ... (5:13 PM) : 

Best dressed man on the site in my opinion, wow!


Blogger Matty said ... (6:53 PM) : 

love it. quirky-cool without but not trying to get attention.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:55 PM) : 

the sign of someone with true style must be that they can take something widely agreed upon to be completely tacky (pleated pants), wear it (which involves judicious decision-making about how to wear it and what to wear it with), and look totally fabulous. brilliant. LOVE IT!!!


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

those pants are delicious! love it.


Blogger Catie said ... (3:20 PM) : 

Oh, he's *sexy*.


Blogger Claire said ... (8:51 PM) : 

Leke is a neighbor of mine, we noticed each other's styles on the subway one day. He is lovely and has a great collection of carefully selected vintage wear for men & women.


Blogger thwany said ... (10:17 AM) : 

i wish i was stylish enough to dress like this everyday


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

He is one of the most beautiful men i've ever seen. His entire atmosphere is attractive. Love the courageous commitment to high-steppin' style, and the perfection of the fit. Somebody else said it, and i agree: I'd be speechless in his presence!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:31 PM) : 

Just beautiful. Amazing style.


Blogger Melanie said ... (9:07 PM) : 

I love the overall look of the outfit - vintage with a contempoary twist. But, the pants feel too feminine upon closer inspection. But they do look quite comfy!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:16 AM) : 

I don't think the tie is too short, I think it's actually working with these very high waist, full pants.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:30 PM) : 

I am in love with this man and his style. Timeless, classic, masculine, vintage feel. Every bit of his look is flawless.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:14 AM) : 

Not to detract from how fabulous those trousers look on him but I WANT THEM SO BAD!! I haven't seen women's trousers I've liked as much as these in a loooong time; the waistband and the elegant drape of the fabric is just perfect. Beautiful!

-- Sonya


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:32 PM) : 

should i die now. such imperial genius, i screamed.


Blogger lazibird said ... (1:39 AM) : 

a lot of good that tie pin is doing so high up... oh wait he is wearing it like jewelry not to actually be used as a tie pin. Why be so mean I have no idea? He looks great!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:30 PM) : 

Mmmm...confident, idiosyncratic ...and such nice, nice taste in shoes. De-lovely.



Blogger Rebecca V. O'Neal said ... (8:54 AM) : 

the silhouette of his pants is impeccable

great new shape for men... very daring


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

love the cut of the pants. the high waist, buttons and pleats are perfection! brilliant outfit combination all in all


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

He totally rocks! THE look.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:29 PM) : 

he really does rock the look. Some people look like they bought this type outfit in a dollar store but he put it together to look pricey and fashionable! old fashion but in style. i like that the colors match in a slightly mismatch kind of way the shoes-shirt, tie-suit, the there is the berret cap that brakes it from being overly-matching. I think the shoes were a specifically good choice for this outfit. and the waist band goes elegantly. Flawless outfit.

Great taste!


Blogger mademoiselleb said ... (12:21 PM) : 



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