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On the Street......Ray Chu, Governor's Island


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Tuesday, June 09, 2009

On the Street......Ray Chu, Governor's Island

Comments on "On the Street......Ray Chu, Governor's Island"


Blogger MM said ... (11:09 AM) : 

how vintage!
I love.


Blogger lets play a game like musical statues said ... (11:10 AM) : 

This is an absolutely completely fullfiling shot, it has everything. I'm in love. I'm posting this on my blog :)
It's just too perfect.


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

where do i begin? im in love with the shoes, the awkward block colors on his tie. the straw hat that looks a tad too small. the solid black strip. and the cig in his mouth, his expression.

great shot.


Blogger Soren Lorensen said ... (11:12 AM) : 

holy granola!!

it is like he stepped out of a film

i kind of hope he has a gun somewhere because this outfit would really suit a gun.


Blogger Maia said ... (11:13 AM) : 

Now THAT'S the best thing I've seen all week. I don't often comment on a fashion statement (which isn't to say I don't look) but this one....this one is perfection itself.


Blogger ana said ... (11:14 AM) : 

This picture is so elegant and cool at the same time!! I love the caaar and his shoes.


Blogger Girl - Personal Stylist said ... (11:20 AM) : 

Wow, He has style and charm!!! Incredible pic too! ;P

**Best regards from Sweden**


Blogger Philippe said ... (11:25 AM) : 

He looks great, very nice historic pix, in fact the whole set is great... Especially his shoes..



Blogger Diebuechse said ... (11:28 AM) : 

Love it. Visions of The Great Gatsby.


Blogger PEPPER!!!!! said ... (11:31 AM) : 

now aint he SHARP!!!!?


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

What about the auto!? Great white walls, like the white on his shoes.


Anonymous Hannah said ... (11:36 AM) : 

He definitely has the look down. Meticulous and charming, and the car is fantastic! There's something so refined and elegant about a pale suit.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:36 AM) : 

But I think I'm even more interested in the luggage rack!


Blogger Candace said ... (11:38 AM) : 

Very nice! And that's a lovely car behind him....the side mirror is beautiful, glad it's in the shot!


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

love the car :)


Blogger Sartorial Vancouver said ... (11:51 AM) : 

Love Ray's style. A candidate for a Style Profile?


Blogger motorolo said ... (11:52 AM) : 

from past to present!
that look does not fit to anyone.... but the guy made it MAJOR!

the hat plus the tie! M.A.J.O.R.!


Blogger Singapore Short Stories said ... (11:55 AM) : 

Awesome photos!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:01 PM) : 

There is no way that I can see this shot being classified as "on the street."


Blogger Unknown said ... (12:13 PM) : 

marcel chu;
ray proust.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:15 PM) : 

In my opinion, one of the most beautiful picture you've ever taken: the light, the attitude, the style...


Anonymous B said ... (12:17 PM) : 

Great picture! Love the car


Anonymous Medders said ... (12:23 PM) : 

He is the epitome of style; cool, calm and collected. How does one ever get to look so suave!


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

I totally love it. Especially the shoes. Very Jazzy!



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:26 PM) : 

Wow! Bonnie and Clyde lives upscale!
I love it!


Anonymous Ty said ... (12:26 PM) : 

THere was an event on Governor's Island over the weekend called the Jazz-Age Lawn Party. There were some fantastic outfits.


Anonymous Sarah said ... (12:26 PM) : 

Ooh, I've been waiting for you to post pics of the Jazz Age Lawn Party! Please post more!


Blogger Darla: Retro Ways said ... (12:38 PM) : 

Amazing photo I love everything about it but the car is to die for! Ray Chu is very dapper in this photo as well!


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

Is this from the Jazz Age Lawn Party? Always look forward to your photos from there.


Blogger Jazzbuff630 said ... (12:51 PM) : 

Cool picture. Gatsbyesque. Ixnay on the the cigarette, though. 23 skiddoo, otherwise.


Blogger Catherine said ... (12:52 PM) : 

Love his shoes! Such class and elegance.

Some kind of Great Gatsby summer party?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:53 PM) : 

I hate you so much Ray. Hate you because I don't have all your clothes. Those shoes are SPECTACULAR. I'm stealing them.


Blogger Ghetto said ... (12:55 PM) : 

incredible shot!


Blogger Yoli said ... (1:03 PM) : 

Stunning! and the flair with which he is carrying himself. In a world of minimalist clothing or just plain tacky 80's retro, this guy is king.


Blogger diane said ... (1:14 PM) : 

His shoes are the finishing touch.


Blogger Elaine said ... (1:18 PM) : 

I love his vintage look as well as the shot itself....


Blogger Josh said ... (1:21 PM) : 

This is absolutely perfect.


Blogger allegra said ... (1:26 PM) : 



Blogger SarahIsabella said ... (1:28 PM) : 

Keep the Governor's Island Jazz Party Pics commin'! I love them all!


Blogger Heiner said ... (1:49 PM) : 

the shoes are simply great, best look i have seen here in a while.
also, i'd love to get a close look at his suitcase


Blogger Rei Enrique said ... (1:55 PM) : 

Look incredible, he has great style.


Blogger Unknown said ... (2:09 PM) : 

absolutely stunning photograph


Blogger Brittney said ... (2:12 PM) : 

This is such an amazing shot. I feel like you traveled back in time to capture this scene.

His entire outfit is pure perfection.


Blogger ricola said ... (2:12 PM) : 

This guy is absolutely mad with style. Perhaps it was for this one day, this one event....but I seriously doubt it. That arched brow says he knows he's the cats pajamas when it comes to making a sartorial impression.


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

Do take note of the rear view mirror on the car - now that is fabulous!!!


Blogger Unknown said ... (2:36 PM) : 

How classic Americana!!! The car and the way the man is dressed brings me to remember those pictures taken of people back in the 30's or 40's even the 50's!! The car and his look deffinitely compliment each other!


Blogger Thomas Modeen said ... (2:39 PM) : 

Classical & timeless...


Anonymous An said ... (2:42 PM) : 

this is straight out of The Great Gatsby.
Was this a party?
And, more importantly, where would one find a car like this?


Anonymous Liz W said ... (2:43 PM) : 

My friend of many years. He never ceases to amaze me. Vintage shopping with him is an absolute dream!


Blogger Miiicha said ... (2:59 PM) : 

Love this! everything is great about this picture.

(give me the car) lol


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

I LOVE Raymond Chu photos! Keep 'em coming!


Blogger yves said ... (3:23 PM) : 

this young debonaire is sleekly dressed up flawlessly..AND effortlessly!

adore the pale blazerset, the classic tie size (since skinny ties are over being "trendy" already) and the laidback additional of the straw hat!


Blogger Dawn said ... (3:26 PM) : 

wow, always perfect-Ray Chu! Love his classic style. I wish there were more guys who had the sensibility to dress like that...getting tired of the skinny look these days!


Blogger ZEPETIT said ... (3:29 PM) : 

Lovely! You are full of style!



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:58 PM) : 

I would do anything to be there right this minute. The moment you've captured is so classic. It will never be uncool to look like this


Blogger COCAMIA said ... (4:02 PM) : 

Is he for Real???


Blogger RW said ... (4:05 PM) : 

Love the shot. Love the car. Great work.


Blogger Anna said ... (4:11 PM) : 

glad to see Ray back on your blog again! I second an earlier comment about using him as another Style Profile.


Anonymous killaswag2079 said ... (4:18 PM) : 

this photo is to cool......


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:34 PM) : 

Oh Ray Chu. The only way it could be better is if I didn't know the truth: he looks that good every day.


Blogger Gracie said ... (4:37 PM) : 

Okay, why can't we just all go back to the twenties/thirties era? :) For serious, though...the lines were cleaner, the colors more pleasing, and the shape of the clothing was made to flatter the human body, not weird it out. My gosh...those shoes rock. Monk strap meets saddle oxford. haha


Anonymous AnonymousJK said ... (4:37 PM) : 

Finally, the rebirth of cool!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:52 PM) : 

This image reminds me of that amazing film The Lover. Oh so so dreamy!


Blogger Rachel said ... (5:01 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:11 PM) : 

Ray Chu, you look great and I envy you. Get me in, will ya?

-A. Taaffe


Blogger J. said ... (5:26 PM) : 

Looks like something straight out of a movie set! That side view mirror is quite something too.


Anonymous mfee008 said ... (5:29 PM) : 

C'est magnifique!!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:38 PM) : 

i just died and went to blogger heaven.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:57 PM) : 

what a really nice blog you have! (:


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:49 PM) : 

Sorry, but I find this a "clothes in the attic", uninspired and very derivative look. And, the clothes are wearing him.....


Blogger Bookworm said ... (7:04 PM) : 

Gorgeous photo, love the vintage outfit. It totally looks like a movie set! Totally summer. (:


Blogger Unknown said ... (7:08 PM) : 

O M G to die for!!

i want to keep him in my pocket


Blogger Phaon said ... (7:38 PM) : 

Timeless! I swear if I did'nt know better I would have thought this was completely staged. This is an amazing shot. I wish I could have attended this event.


Anonymous y said ... (8:21 PM) : 

Who knew people still dressed like that? It's awesome...


Blogger Andrew said ... (8:25 PM) : 

I spotted him last year on Madison Avenue. He is definitely getting noticed.


Blogger noelakadjtambour said ... (8:53 PM) : 

truly nice! the photo and the style


Blogger atasteoftomorrow said ... (9:15 PM) : 

I want that hat!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:23 PM) : 

Ray really should have won Esquire's BDRM contest last year. Top notch.


Blogger Zarna said ... (9:39 PM) : 

perhaps one of my FAVORITE photos you've ever taken!



Blogger Eunice said ... (9:41 PM) : 

Oh my goodness- dream boyf much? Awesome shot... Love the car.


Blogger NaT said ... (10:14 PM) : 

He could be in a 1920´s movie. But, at the same time, he´s so fresh, so modern! Love it!


Anonymous Le 21ème said ... (10:36 PM) : 

Not sure what I love more...the outfit...or the car. Best accessory EVER!



Blogger Pret a Porter P said ... (10:39 PM) : 

immaculate. and gorgeous shoes.


Blogger Eralda LT said ... (11:05 PM) : 

Beautiful beautiful photograph! I adore this.


Blogger Jack Daniel said ... (11:23 PM) : 

Wow, such a nice outfit.


Blogger Mavis Ang said ... (11:27 PM) : 

is that his car? it'd would be so complete if it was.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:34 PM) : 

it's so good to have a place/an event which allow you wearing these vintage clothes/style and not look like a costume.

it's simply brilliant. and it will never happen in the place where i live. i envy so much.

really nice photo, love it.


Blogger Sputnik said ... (11:43 PM) : 

What an attitude shot, nice hat!


Anonymous Seditionaire said ... (11:55 PM) : 

Any chance that this gentleman be looking to adopt a 30 year old Peruvian actress...adopt or long as he wears that suit everyday, and drives that car, I'm his! LOL

Seriously though, he just stepped out of the Great Gatsby and I love him for it!




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

cool shot - i like the summer look!


Blogger said ... (12:36 AM) : 

An excellent argument for bringing back hats for men - especially straw boaters.


Blogger Unknown said ... (1:01 AM) : 

The only thing missing from this image is a mint julep. Great capture.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:05 AM) : 

does anyone know who ray chu is?


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

beautiful. i mean smoking is not sexy but the outfit is on top! a tattoo on the hand would have been fictional perfection!


Anonymous Anela said ... (3:57 AM) : 


i really like your blog
the pictures are amazing.

take care


Anonymous Kelly said ... (4:45 AM) : 

I think you're ready to make a film. It would be something inspired by Marguerite Duras work or a biopic about Cecil Beaton. Please cast Jude Law as Cecil. Madonna will let you use Beaton's Manor near London, if she didn't sell it yet. What a pleasure to cast people to play all those women around him and specially what a pleasure recreate the ambiance of all those wonderful pictures.


Anonymous Dylans said ... (5:02 AM) : 

singapore!!? in the 50s!??


Blogger Bayley. said ... (5:44 AM) : 

Those shoes!
Great shot.
I'm new - check me out :D


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

Amazing look, and he is just soooooo good looking.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:22 AM) : 

Now where on Earth do these people get all this amazing 1920's clothing?


Blogger Helen said ... (7:42 AM) : 

Sometimes I wish all men still dressed like this. There's no other word for it but 'dashing.'


Anonymous Niki said ... (8:23 AM) : 

I love this photograph. So vintage. Love those oxford shoes.


Blogger Laurence John said ... (8:57 AM) : 

great tie and shirt combo.


Blogger Unknown said ... (10:20 AM) : 

oooh, i've been looking forward to your posts on this year's event. they're well worth the wait as usual.

the car in the background just makes this shot for me. i love old cars.


Anonymous Nick said ... (11:25 AM) : 

'There is no way that I can see this shot being classified as "on the street."'

Why not? I also have a linen suit and boater which I wear out and about. Though I must say, Ray has it down pat. Wish I had a summer suit as nice as that!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:53 AM) : 

Gaad, I love this photo!
- Gina


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:26 PM) : 

is that the famous Foofy from NYC?
People are searching for and following Foofy. How did you find him? Is that one of his Rubincci's? Great look!!


Anonymous Jacques said ... (1:03 PM) : 

Everything about this photo is brilliant, I guess that's why nobody mentioned the short cuffs!


Anonymous stella said ... (1:16 PM) : 

dapper as hell. perfect shoes and demeanor to match.


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

love this and that car.... the thing holding the suitcase is so cool


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

Wow! That totally looks like a movie from the fifties, it's amazing that people still dress like that! Really nice picture anyway, that's not something you see everyday in Norway, where I live.


Anonymous Sartorial Student said ... (3:23 PM) : 

Just superb, brilliant shoes epspecially and the background works perfectly with the outfit. Great shot!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:52 PM) : 

absolute perfection! Bravo!


Blogger Unknown said ... (4:04 PM) : 



Blogger kasandria said ... (4:38 PM) : 

Beautiful! Simply Stunning!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:27 PM) : 

Looks like a Model A or '32 roadster.


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

Asian men are to die for.


Anonymous Amy said ... (9:22 PM) : 

This gentleman is beyond amazing.


Blogger Paper Stars said ... (10:49 PM) : 

He reminds me of the man from that movie, "The Lover"


Anonymous Homeopathy Southampton said ... (1:59 AM) : 

Meticulous and charming, and the car is fantastic! There's something so refined and elegant about a pale suit.


Blogger Unknown said ... (8:24 AM) : 

This photo has such a Wong Kar Wai's "In the mood for love" style. This well dressed gentleman could be Tony Leung!

Good Shot, i hope you'll include some of those vintage style photo :)


Blogger Karen said ... (9:10 AM) : 

Great shot! It exudes vintage coolness :)


Blogger Angeles Almuna said ... (9:14 AM) : 

Perfect shot!!!! A vintage style, total!!!! :)


Anonymous Voon said ... (9:28 AM) : 

I find it amusing that two different people have compared him with two different Tony Leung actors - Tony Leung Chiu Wai (In The Mood For Love) and Tony Leung Kar Fai (The Lover).


Blogger Unknown said ... (5:47 PM) : 

love love love.
and dont forget die a thousand times.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:54 PM) : 

Lapel is rather anemic--don't fear a wide peak, gents. Otherwise, superbly done.


Anonymous sandra said ... (8:24 PM) : 

hes very sexy and cool.


Blogger -ONE-PUCK- said ... (8:55 PM) : 

Shanghai 1934, in Summer..

Cloth, look, style, and name...
well present both photo and narrative.



Blogger Unknown said ... (12:49 AM) : 

one word: exquisite.
amazing shot, really enjoy it.


Anonymous simon said ... (2:50 AM) : 

i <3 double monk staps. not too crazy about the color though. p.s. integrate fb connect so people can comment easier : P


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

a swagger!!! :)
what a hep cat... its like right out of a movie.

loves from the manxcat at


Blogger Unknown said ... (4:42 PM) : 

OK everybody knows that it's the cig that gives him that too-cool-for-school aura. Love everything about this photo! Harkens back to a day of blissful ignorance about smoking.


Blogger EL said ... (5:07 PM) : 

I was looking for the perfect iPhone wallpaper update. I just found it!

Amazing shoes! I am not usually a shoe guy, but these are a must!


Blogger crystal said ... (9:02 PM) : 



Anonymous emma said ... (9:26 PM) : 

As much as I adore this picture and style, this reminds me of a man still in costume taking a break from a movie set or something. Similar to The Truman Show, where everyone is acting and putting on a show.


Anonymous camille said ... (9:02 AM) : 

magnifique :)

makes me think about "L'amant" from Marguerite Duras, very enticing, something erotic in there...

Mad props for your pictures in general!


Anonymous meg said ... (5:51 AM) : 

Oh, my. I think I've fallen a little bit in love. This is total perfection.
Wow, wow, wow.


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

Great shoes! A nice twist to the classic lace up oxfords.


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



Blogger Rose said ... (9:42 PM) : 

Oh my goodness! Where do you find people like this? I love all the Governor's Island photos.


Anonymous Grayson said ... (10:01 PM) : 

if you can prove that car goes faster than 40 miles an hour ill give you 100 bucks.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:53 PM) : 

c'est magnifique!


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

I agree with the "complete picture" comment. I am in love and this is all around the sexiest image, the man, the car, the cigarette and the fashion of it all. *Sigh*


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:47 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:21 AM) : 

everything about this picture is amazing,, the guy (the expression on his face, makes you wonder what hes got on his mind), the outfit (classic is timeless), the car, even the grass makes the shot. great!


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