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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

On the Street...Shades & Layers, Paris

Comments on "On the Street...Shades & Layers, Paris"


Blogger Airam said ... (9:08 AM) : 

I love how all the colours in this picture are coordinated: the wall, the clothes, the skin! His clothes look like a perfect rainy day. Wonder if that outfit would look as good on a woman.


Blogger John-Bryan Hopkins said ... (9:09 AM) : 

I wish I could say this was elegant

It looks "Tramp Chic"

The colors and tones are wonderful but thats it!


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

i like it. he looks chic without trying too hard. love the tan bag and hat with all the grey. wonder what he's thinking. nice shot.


Blogger melange muse said ... (9:17 AM) : 

I love this layered look! His hat is great and the grey leather is very cool.


Blogger Unknown said ... (9:20 AM) : 

I'm really glad this is in Paris. I was going to say it looks so well put together, but dirty (in a very French way). Of course, being in France, makes sense. I appreciate the layers and the tones. And, I covet his bag; simple, masculine, casual.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:25 AM) : 

authentic! i like the top half more for some reason... im biased towards grey and black i find :P


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:34 AM) : 

I am a woman, an urban dweller, needing lots of comfort and movement-- I adore this outfit! The hat reminds me of something out of a 1930's-early '40's movie. Or a fairy tale hat. Or Pinocchio's wonderful chapeau!

I love this look. Street gamin with class. He looks fabulous and I envy him his comfort and his colors. Bravo!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:42 AM) : 

He looks so sad, you usually display pictures of much happier people.


Blogger Eline Linfrø said ... (9:47 AM) : 

I love his attitude. You can tell its not an act, the outfit reflects the person.


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

sincerly don't like him so much. he just looks dirty. but I'm italian so maybe that's the reason!


Blogger beths said ... (9:50 AM) : 

Gregory Smith, I agree, it's good dirty for Paris.

Chico Marx, is that you off the set? (Chico was always the one I wanted to meet as a civilian.)


Blogger Dan in Richmond said ... (9:53 AM) : 

Too Bohemian (okay, substituted for "homeless looking")for me but I appreciate the trouble he's gone to to see to his look, which he probably concieves of in a very definite way. That in itself is always interesting and in fact is what we're really looking for, I think- people with a clear sense of their own style and to whom it obviously matters. It's a rather said photo with all the tonalities of grey and the butt-strewn pavement, and another interesting departure.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:58 AM) : 


i like this calm gray and creases.
he looks like a bohemian wanderer.


Blogger Unknown said ... (10:09 AM) : 

i'm worried about him! i mean, the clothes are great-- i love the shades & draping. but somehow i feel like he threw this on not thinking about how lovely it was (which is fine, and the definition of effortless style, i suppose). he looks very sad and like his style is the last thing on his mind... which is rare for the folks you post here. there's a difference between cool and just depressed. like i said, i just worry about this man a little.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:36 AM) : 

Soething menacing about this chap I think! I wouldn't want to bump into him on a dark runway.


Blogger MAJoR said ... (10:39 AM) : 

What I love most about this look is the contrast of the very slim cut jacket and pants to the slouchy shirt and scarf. perfection! i'm trying this asap :-)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:00 AM) : 

Great colors/tones, but too 'unclean.'

It looks 'chic' in about the same way as all those young American, minor tv celebs used to run around with unwashed, greasy hair. I can't excuse it because it's "French" in this case.


Blogger Keisha Kornbread said ... (11:02 AM) : 

I don't like it...not one bit.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:14 AM) : 

Shudder. Sad, dirty, depressing.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:20 AM) : 

I love how he looks washed out from the bottom up. His shoes are black and his outfit gets gradually lighter as you go up to his hat. Neat outfit.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:32 AM) : 

Homeless a really good way.

The jacket does look a little bit...unwashed.



Blogger Unknown said ... (12:09 PM) : 

Homeless chic, absolutely...but I don't like his attitude, looks to lazy for me...


Blogger Hannah Stephenson said ... (12:56 PM) : 

His outfit is like urban Parisian camouflage (check out how well he blends in with the weathered stone behind him!).

That is a testament to the artistic vision of these photos.

He is almost wincing...


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

i'm a girl and i want to live in this outfit. maybe different shoes, but other than that, this is what i want to look like on the street. i miss paris.


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

rick owen's muse?
i love this. i want that jacket desperately.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:42 PM) : 

i love this look - but the undershirt looks a little...dirty? still, very well put together, but not someone i'd want to touch.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:50 PM) : 

The thing about his jacket is that it could be a $1200 limited edition piece in washed leather from John Varvatos or it could be something he found at the Salvation Army for $5. From this distance, you just can't know. Is that cool or annoying?


Blogger PunkiMeowMeow said ... (1:55 PM) : 

Gradation fashion. It works!


Blogger red-handed said ... (2:26 PM) : 

Too many layers, not enough shades. Nice hat, though.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:41 PM) : 

Love everything about him.



Blogger LindaLiten said ... (2:56 PM) : 

Yes, he is cool. I think that he has a good sence of humour.


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

ton-sur-ton, absolutely beautiful

The way he stands in the picture and where he stands, makes me think of that movie ; the name of the rose...
At first sight, it looks like he has stepped out of the year 1327...
He has a very mysterious 'air' ...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:19 PM) : 

See what smoking will do for you.

(Love the colors.)


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

Pierrot le fou on hard times but still looking good. That harlequin bag is genius.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:44 PM) : 

Love the jacket, lots of personality in the hat. You cannot buy something with that sort of real patina unless it is vintage


Blogger fabioandreo said ... (4:29 PM) : 

I wish I could wear all that, but Brazil's storching sun doesn't allow me to do that.


Blogger Hadley Makes said ... (4:31 PM) : 

I just love that hats are steadily continuing their comeback.

He looks so very much at home in his hat, yes?


Blogger Mohammad said ... (4:34 PM) : 

Remind me a person who is searching the wisdom from town to town. If leather jacket replace with a black wool coat it would be better fit.


Blogger John B Pritchett said ... (4:42 PM) : 

I like it. Ragged but artistic. Mugatu's Derelict (Zoolander) from showroom to street!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:57 PM) : 

Brilliant layering! He's so timeless looking.

And he doesn't look sad or depressed to me at all. He just looks like he might have ambivalent feelings about being photographed on the street for a fashion website. (As, indeed, would I.)


Blogger Scott W said ... (5:04 PM) : 

This should be titled: How to Wear Gray!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:19 PM) : 

Enzo from men's non no, adore the tones.


Blogger junglesiren said ... (5:55 PM) : 

Very cool. Nice monochromatic look. I'd prefer a hat with a slightly bigger brim (or at least have the brim not flipped up) to top off this nice ensemble but I'm knit picking.


Blogger junglesiren said ... (5:55 PM) : 

Very cool. Nice monochromatic look. I'd prefer a hat with a slightly bigger brim (or at least have the brim not flipped up) to top off this nice ensemble but I'm knit picking.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:34 PM) : 

i like it. i particularly love the jacket and hat. this look is homeless meets heroin chic... cute.


Blogger Zoe said ... (7:48 PM) : 

This is one of those images that makes you think about what you've got, and look at it afresh. I tend to get in comfortable ruts, a look that was good the first few times but not really current, active and wielding today. I think I might wear all grey tomorrow...


Blogger kerfuffler said ... (8:42 PM) : 

How phony to fashion a couture outfit that apes homelessness. The two piece sleeves give it away; the grime disgusts.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:25 PM) : 

He is modeling in japan ..

I've seen him in many popular

japanese magazines...


Blogger Rich said ... (9:31 PM) : 

Mr. Sart, you've captured him perfectly against that background!


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

Indeed a model from Men's non-no. You'd recognize him if he pulled up his sleeves and see the bold tattoos on his arms.

I like the jacket a lot, not the hat and not the shoe.


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

My goodness! I love his tonality and his amazing jacket.

I agree with -h of candid cool, there is something of the tragic harlequin about him - perhaps this is referenced in the bag?


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


I know you want to cover all bases but stick to something that got you to the level you're at now. Do you think this outfit will ever be sold at Bergdorf or Wilkes Bashford? Which clothing item he's wearing is anything close to being tailored? You start filling up your blog with this type of outfit your adverstisers will run the other way. My suggestion is take photos of clothes that can be worn at work. Go back to those casual Friday's you use to take or if you're still in Paris hang out at Cafe Les Deux Magots around breakfast time and you will have the best fashion show you will ever see in your lifetime. I'm not trying to insult you or put you down and I hope you take this as a constructive criticism.


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

Wow, this is a really tough one. On the pone hand I really like the pieces (great jacket), but without sounding too establshment-like, it does look a little bit...unkempt. But I would conclude that he knows what he's doing. That kind of jacket, the skinny pants and the draping of the scarf are actually very fashiony. So we got you buster, you're not getting a cent of the doll!!



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:24 AM) : 

When I saw this photo, I thought a strange French gentleman had burglarized my closet. Way to do androgyny. High marks overall.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:23 AM) : 

'unclean'..'homeless chic'.. ah what comedy americans/italians provide for the more sophisticated and thoughtful european sensibility


Blogger cami falcão said ... (8:59 AM) : 

just love this, all about it.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:52 PM) : 

this is too feminine for him, i'd wear it, but he just crossed the line from chic androgyny into slightly bizarre crossdressing


Blogger Jean said ... (1:53 PM) : 

Shabby chic. Okay. Homeless chic. That is downright callous, and I don't mean toward the model.

(As for the outfit pictured: I bet it is far from "poor.")


Blogger No-ëllk said ... (5:11 PM) : 

how close-minded of 1:10 to say that.


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

Mmmm, it seems people who like to be told what to wear are not too hot on this chaps look. I'm not sure whether most of the comments so far are hilarious or just really depressing, 1.10 was certainly just depressing.


Blogger B. FLY AND THE CITY said ... (10:32 PM) : 



Blogger Angel of Fashion said ... (10:51 PM) : 

Nice. Very well thought out.


Blogger Jennifer said ... (11:18 PM) : 



Blogger wilsonreps said ... (12:09 AM) : 

i don't think sart started this blog to catalog what he thought might sell at Bergdofs. He has a look and is playing with proportions and tones in a really smart way.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:23 AM) : 

Waiting for Gadot?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:52 AM) : 

He looks like Eugene Souleiman, the acclaimed hair stylist...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:13 AM) : 

oh, it looks wonderful. but mayby with another hat. not too fond of that..


Blogger George said ... (7:20 AM) : 

I really wish people wouldn't comment on this person on a purely technical sense, he is not an essay. He is a human being who has expressed himself through his fashion in a very pleasant way. I love the fact that you can see his personality so strongly through his clothes and that it really speaks about him, even if what it says isn't the nicest. Fashion doesn't have to be clean cut, tailored and perfect. Personally I love this look and I wish I could express myself as well as he has, that's what I get from this look


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:07 PM) : 

I don't see what's scary about this guy: he's a beautiful man in a cool outfit... great tones and proportions. I pronounce him supersexy.


Anonymous KW said ... (3:26 AM) : 


My comment is unfortunately incredibly after the fact, since I have recently discovered your blog and am now going back to read older entries I initially missed.

I think this is an inspiring photo, especially considering that as a woman of sunny disposition who is not terribly fond of Paris, I am able to find things in this photo I can translate into ideas for my own wardrobe. The play on shades of monotone, the sparing use of pattern and texture, and the layering are particularly well done. It's also wonderful to see someone who really knows their own style. With the pattern on the bag, the hat, and expression I have to agree with one of the above comments that he does look like a sad clown, and like he should be in a modern production of Waiting for Godot, but I think that's a good thing.

Also glad you didn't take the above advice...I really enjoy the variety your work has to offer!

Enjoy your work immensely,



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