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Friday, August 22, 2008

On the Street.....Mats, Stockholm

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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:28 AM) : 

Jack Nicholson!


Blogger Unknown said ... (6:34 AM) : 

Excellent! He looks very attractive with the haircut and the sun tan...great combination black and grey. Perhaps a bit small the jacket?


Blogger Dick Goodnuts said ... (6:43 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:59 AM) : 

jack nicholson!


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

I don't like the outfits .. but the détails yes ! the rings in one hands, the phone in the other and his face is so beautiful !!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:40 AM) : 

I think this guy works at Götrich (a classic men's wear store). I saw him a couple of days ago near the store and noticed how incredibly well-dressed he was. Very rare for men his age to have such well-fitting clothes!


Blogger Jorge from W Palm Beach said ... (8:10 AM) : 

Very interesting. Two things I liked right off the bat: the pocket square (JCrew made one just like it a couple of seasons ago, in Italian linen), and the skinny belt (Gucci made one which I still want). Seems like the suit is of a rather-trendy cut, the slacks seem to have a very low rise, which is a departure from what we usually see in this blog. Also, and it may just be the way the light hits the fabric, but the suit looks dirty (???) especially the lapel on our right and the bottom of the jacket on our left- does anyone else see this? Gray and black is a winning combination to be sure, and it is a nice balance between the traditional pocket square and the trndy cut and belt. Jorge from W Palm Beach


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

Immediately debonair comes to mind...

I was attracted to the belt and left pocket handkerchief, which complemented the black shirt perfectly.

The cut of the suit is flattering, and the stated presence of the cuffs suggests a young and sophisticated take on a traditional suit. Bravo!


Blogger greg mably said ... (8:47 AM) : 

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Blogger ricola said ... (9:12 AM) : 

Slightly shrunken jacket in an autumn shade of warm grey. Beautiful. And very nice with the black as the anchor. Fantastic how the white edging around the pocket square picks up on the reflection off the belt buckle.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:37 AM) : 

Wow. Whish my dad would dress like that. That handkerchief makes the outfit perfect. Love the his expression.


Blogger mette said ... (10:06 AM) : 

The suit fits perfectly the grays in his hair and beard. Maybe I´d add just a bit more width to the shoulders and looseness to the jacket. Otherwise everything is ok.


Blogger Menina said ... (10:09 AM) : 

I love this gentleman's refined look. Great colourway and pocket detail with the handkerchief.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:19 AM) : 

The pocket square makes it.I love a navy shirt - more sophisticated than black - and those colours look really good on him.


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

people are talking about gray and black... i see taupe and navy.


Blogger Bill from Jersey said ... (10:38 AM) : 

It's pleasant to see the Stockholm sensibilities again. That's where I'm really from. This guy looks like he could have been one of my uncles.


Blogger Anthea said ... (10:41 AM) : 

I agree with the others. The sleeves look a tad too short and he definitely looks like Jack Nicholson! Overall it's a great look for him :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:45 AM) : 

The suit has a perfect fit, if it would be any more "loose" as mentioned above,it would look awful and baggy (what's the obsession with large non-fitting suits? it's not more comfortable). The pocket square gives it a great finishing look!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:18 AM) : 

Wow. Jack Nicholson in Chinatown in a slightly more adjusted suit



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

Agreed. The fit of the jacket is perfect. The rise of the pants perhaps a bit low.


Blogger Alice Olive said ... (12:19 PM) : 

I like the white border on the pocket square - makes it stand out just enough but not too much. Also like the ring on his middle finger, right hand. (Yes a focus on details!)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:00 PM) : 

What a man..


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:23 PM) : 

Jorge from w palm beach talks a lot of rubbish sometimes - it's not black and grey it's more taupe and navy, and his suit is not dirty! honestly....... I hope to look like this guy when I'm older - very inspiring.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:28 PM) : 

I love the cut of the suit its a little bit shorter and more of a natural shoulder in the coat and the pocket square adds a little extra flair to the casual shirt. Great Look.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:46 PM) : 

(I see gray & navy. Perhaps we all need to adjust our screen resolution!)

In any case, he looks wonderful. Judging by these latest photos, Stockholm is the most quirkily fashionable place on the planet.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:22 PM) : 

that's a really nice suit. He looks badass!


Blogger Kris Bass said ... (6:26 PM) : 

Ooopsie, wowowowow!


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

Definitely taupe and navy. Wonderful fabric by the way, nicely shifting colors. Judging from the reddish undertones, is it Solaro fabric? Lovely pocket square, too.


Blogger Jamie Welsh Watson said ... (7:05 PM) : 

I am fascinated by your photos of people in Stockholm. There seems to be a common thread in countries, even if it's not quite tangible.


Blogger Unknown said ... (7:16 PM) : 

I'm sorry, but even on his best day, Jack Nicholson does not look this good. (yikes!)

I have an aversion to linen and how wrinkled it gets, so I'm not a fan of the suit--but the pocket square is brilliant and I love how it matches his shirt perfectly.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:54 PM) : 

Very European...


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

This guy is cool and he knows it. Great shot, Sart. Was the sun a bit low when you took this shot? I detect a slight gold cast on his right side above the waist to his shoulder.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:35 PM) : 

is that a harmonica in his hand? really classy.


Blogger aviewaskew said ... (8:43 PM) : 

i like his style...great


Blogger Unknown said ... (10:19 PM) : 


The pocket square and the silver ring are doing all of the talking. I just love that.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:43 PM) : 

If it didn't say "Stockholm" over the photo I'd have guessed this was taken somewhere in Italy. He's mastered the art of wearing a suit casually without crossing the line into sloppy. Bravo!


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

i love his body language. he looks like he's wearing a suit he bought a few pounds ago. had one too many fabulous dinners that weekend. he looks interesting and interested.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:03 AM) : 

nice suit
but not insanely impressive


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

Just curious. Why so many great pictures of mature men (like this one) and so few of mature women--women over 40? In my experience of people-watching in Paris, Rome, Stockholm, London, Edinburgh, Amsterdam, and New York, women over 40 not only have the life experience to create a unique personal style, but the self-awareness and confidence to carry it off. Again, just curious.


Blogger Sable Crow said ... (3:37 AM) : 

I'm insane for pocket squares. Delicious.


Blogger Rich said ... (8:11 AM) : 

fantastic! love the simplicity of the look. great thick ring. adore the pocket handkerchief. hooray!


Blogger twins secret garden said ... (10:53 AM) : 

Well done for all these pictures ! there are great !
by the way, today I was reading the H&M magazine autumn 2008 and at the end I saw an article about "the Sartorialist" with a very nice picture :) it was very interesting !


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:16 AM) : 

I just seeing people in nice suits. It's just too perfect. I love the handkerchief in on the pocket, it just makes it look complete, but relaxed.


Blogger Mia D said ... (12:58 PM) : 

Wow, I love love love the pocket square!


Blogger Chris Walter Photography said ... (3:11 PM) : 

It is all about the purple handkerchief period :D


Blogger Jean said ... (3:56 PM) : 

Wow, the fit of the suit and the expression remind me so much of a circa 1960 (I think) picture of my Venetian uncle Mario, except the Sartorialist gentleman is not wearing a hat for some odd reason.

I'll post the pic of Uncle Mario on Studiolo 2. If you can date it more accurately, please feel free to comment.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:25 PM) : 

Omar sharif! And my he is impeccable.


Blogger Clémence said ... (4:33 PM) : 

I love his "nonchalent" look!


Blogger mgi said ... (5:01 PM) : 

bet he's got a fine selection of rum and cigars - and that his secret dream is to reunite with his old mates and play old school poker until 5 am.


Blogger Maggie May said ... (5:14 PM) : 

yes, he looks just right.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:57 PM) : 

It's odd, the Stockholm subjects all wwear the same expression. No iconoclasts here.
I was in Harvard Square today with my dog, Pastis and stopped for an apertif at the outside bar at Legal seafood. Two young women were passing out a magazine put out by H&M. I accepted one. Something to read while sitting at te bar. I was pleasantly surprised to see your gorgeous photo and interview on the last page. NICE!
And I did ride my bike to work. Lots of us do in Boston/Cambridge,


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:18 PM) : 

It's all about eye contact and a smile, this outfit would have been incredible if he'd actually looked into the camera with confidence. Here, he's slouching and really doesn't want to be photographed.



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

that belt is fantastic!


Blogger Unknown said ... (9:16 PM) : 

good looking! He is classy and stylish without being prissy or like he cares too much. His careful way of dressing doesn´t rob him his masculinity. Great shot Sart!


Blogger The Spicers said ... (9:48 PM) : 

Great fit on the suit!
This guy knows he looks good.


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

The further Sart gets from the catwalk people, the better his photographs come out.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:58 PM) : 

Great shot. You had an eye for fabulous street fashion. It is everywhere. But only special eyes can capture those. This is pretty stylish!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:48 PM) : 

jack nicholson with the touch of chic!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:11 PM) : 

Aging gracefully! Would have loved to see his shoes, though. Something in dark brown leather?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:20 PM) : 

Nice, but very basic indeed. It's only the handkerchief that makes difference between him and thousands of other "basic" men in streets of Stockholm..


Blogger Jean said ... (12:06 AM) : 

Just for fashion history's sake... My mother set me straight on that pic I previously mentioned. It is circa 1920! I was way off. I knew there was something about that shirt collar...


Blogger Mallinkowa said ... (6:00 AM) : 



Blogger OndrejS said ... (6:20 AM) : 

Many things in that picture seems to be right and pretty. But overall there is something disturbing in that suit. The man is very charismatic and all, but I just cannot see the kind of elegance and fit that we can so often admire on pictures with, for example, Mr. Tonchi. But maybe is just the posture. This guy is clearly very relaxed...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:24 AM) : 

Sart, I love everything about this blog. But must agree with Pearl and say I have noticed a distinct lack of women of a 'more mature' age group being featured. The dudes you feature are often fat, old, bald, etc. (but all fabulous) yet the chicks seem to all be skinny and young. This is no criticism, just a comment - I think what you do is brilliant - but perhaps this trend in your work is something you could comment on?


Blogger Miguel said ... (8:33 AM) : 

Always partial to elegant!!!


Blogger Jazzbuff630 said ... (9:33 AM) : 

Tre cool. Why is it that when I let my salt and pepper whiskers grow for a few days, I look like I'm homeless, but on this guy it looks elegant?


Blogger junglesiren said ... (9:17 PM) : 

God dawg, this man is fine! I want to have a lovely dinner with him and share a great bottle of barolo and have a meaningful conversation about Selma Lagerlöf and Ingmar Bergman and then go back to my hotel and release the rage of our desire on each other.... of course he would desire me -- hey, it's my fantasy, dude.

Now that I've got that out....

This fellow raises up the "basic" bar.

The the suit is lovely. I'm not normally one for the somewhat tight fitting jackets but this handsome man does it perfectly.

That pocket square really adds a bit of flair to an otherwise subdued ensemble. The unbuttoned collar, tucked into his jacket looks smart and casually cool. He's got the six o'clock shadow at just the perfect length -- it doesn't look pretentious on him.

There's not a detail left unattended and yet it all looks effortless.

He actually makes Stockholm look sexy....or at least he makes it seem like there could be some hidden eroticism lurking beneath those chilly exteriors.


Blogger Miss Concrete Jungle said ... (12:40 PM) : 

My eyes went immediately to the pocket square, I so love that detail, really pulls a simple outfit together..And I always thought the sleeves of a suit jacket were supposed to fit were you see a tad bit of the shirt's cuff (like viewer's right arm, his left)?? I like the fit of the jacket very much--i think he's just slouching a bit, which makes the sleeves appear a lil shorter than they actually are..


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:16 PM) : 

So daper


Blogger Unknown said ... (1:01 AM) : 

Jack, you played that role, already! :-)

Carolyn Ann


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:27 PM) : 

I was going to make a crack about Americans being able to buy clothes that fit properly, but with the current Dollar to Euro exchange rate, I'll keep my mouth shut.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:29 AM) : 

The navy with the warm grey is perfect. I'd hit it.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:43 AM) : 

He is my dad. He is the best father in the world.


Blogger Nicole McClain said ... (1:03 PM) : 

This look was not only perfectly tailored, coordinated and sprinkled with the correct balance of accessories (and a gadget). This look is worn by a man, that makes the look even that much more believable. He could sell 100,000 of these suits, in a 30 sec commercial spot.


Blogger mamasan said ... (4:59 PM) : 

I see taupe and navy too, not grey and black.


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

i see taupe and navy after I enlarge the photo. I agree with Jorge that the suit looks dirty. and the sleeves are too short. overall he looks unkempt, which maybe is what he's going for, especially considering his slouchy posture. I think he's better looking than Jack N.


Blogger Jamie said ... (4:36 AM) : 

I particularly like the belt and European cut jacket. I have one from Hugo Boss which gives that same effect and I associate it with European, particularly German cut suits. The black shirt works very well too. All in all it speaks class and style.


Anonymous ronald said ... (4:22 AM) : 

Pretty crazy what was said. But I agree for the most part.

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Blogger Unknown said ... (3:38 AM) : 

I think he's more good looking than Jack Nicholson and he's slimmer than Jack. :) James@ multi picture frames


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