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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

On the Street......London Now, London

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

I spot a wonderful keith haring Button.


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

Not my style - but I love the bravery of this look!


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



Blogger SabinePsynopsis said ... (5:32 PM) : 

The 80s seem to be alive and kicking. But where the h.... do you find all these people? Are they at the fashion shows? I normally only see them on Portobello or other markets...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:40 PM) : 

He looks like Bam Bam from the Flintstones. Well done.


Blogger Hickers said ... (5:48 PM) : 

London; city of bowler hats, double breasted pin-striped suits and rolled umbrellas.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:59 PM) : 

This is wonderful. So many layers to this personal style but at the same time it looks easy. Great statement.


Blogger teresa said ... (6:01 PM) : 

Urban Maasai


Blogger Jazzbuff630 said ... (6:10 PM) : 

Say what?


Blogger peter said ... (6:13 PM) : 

The best way to wear a bow tie! Thanks for all the shots of London, a little bit of dirty never hurt anyone.


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

out-of-the-box, unique, a "left of the spectrum" style that helps establish reference points for mainstream. have to admit though, i don't know if i could concentrate having a conversation with this dude - it's a little much


Blogger Marie El. said ... (6:28 PM) : 

sorry, i don´t feel it...


Blogger sofiasophie said ... (6:33 PM) : 

Very daring!
but weird anyway.....

I like it!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:36 PM) : 

Wow - there's an identity crisis. Breakfast at Tiffany's? Bam Bam? Aunt Jemima? African or American Tribal? White boy? Man? Woman?

So confusing, yet altogether fascinating to look at.


Blogger FASHION SNAG said ... (6:37 PM) : 

He is a brave soul!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:40 PM) : 

I don't know if this is what the Maasai have in mind for fashion.


Anonymous davidsl said ... (6:52 PM) : 

another hot mess, but somehow i find this less messy than the other guy with purple rain coat and dropped crotch shorts from yesterday.


Blogger MOD PAUL said ... (6:55 PM) : 

LOL!!!! okie dokie.... He's got a set of Bollocks thats for sure. Nice button though.


Blogger Unknown said ... (6:56 PM) : that a beehive?


Blogger Unknown said ... (6:59 PM) : 



Anonymous Xris said ... (7:11 PM) : 



Blogger kt glimmer said ... (7:22 PM) : 

i think he's beautiful


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

Punk African or African Punk ?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:30 PM) : 

i love it- especially the dangling ipod earbuds overlapping the tribal looking neckpiece.


Blogger Fazal deen said ... (7:32 PM) : 

You Know What?
Really quite Beautiful!


Anonymous The Photodiarist said ... (7:53 PM) : 

What the . . .

Actually, I like it . . .


Blogger Jennifer said ... (7:57 PM) : 

I love it when someone has fun getting dressed for the day...he looks like he did. I also love the Keith Haring badge. Fun shots from London, Mr. Sart!


Anonymous A.J. said ... (8:16 PM) : 

I see a bit of Amy Winehouse here.


Blogger Catherine Blair Pfander said ... (8:18 PM) : 

Haha, totally love the top knot. I can relate...I refuse to wear my hair down until its grown out to a reasonable and less ugly length...I do think he rocks the up 'do better than I do, though.


Blogger SFSlammer said ... (8:21 PM) : 

Ok. I guess I am too conventional. This photo did nothing but make me laugh. Is he in an African dance troupe?


Anonymous TNT said ... (8:37 PM) : 

ok, I like the dead cat on his head really necessary?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:04 PM) : 

this guy went to st martins with me. he always puts a lot of effort into his looks and they are always unique, but somehow it doesn't feel natural to me, it doesn't flow within itself and to me, that is the most important ingredient of style...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:06 PM) : 

you've got to be bloody joking.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:19 PM) : 

Oh dear.
Original? Maybe.
Stylish? No.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:27 PM) : 

he should model


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:38 PM) : 

Looks like an afro pick in the back of the hair too. Interesting.


Blogger Unknown said ... (9:41 PM) : 

It's different and yet I love it. I'd rock that look any day!


Blogger theDavid said ... (10:10 PM) : 

wreaks of "trying too hard"...


Blogger najee said ... (10:15 PM) : 

So much to look at.I wonder what else he was wearing.This is what self expression looks like.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:23 PM) : 

WOW. So much hair...! Is there a religious affiliation that I am missing here? I love his adornments - especially the bow in the bandana. Nice pick.



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

HIS face he has such a familiar look


Blogger ummingbird said ... (10:48 PM) : 



Blogger Nick Heywood said ... (11:01 PM) : 

so, I count 4 cultures he's appropriating ... does that seem right to everyone else? am I missing something?

looks smart, and the ear buds polish it off. I can see how this could irritate some people whose cultural heritage has become just one more artfully placed bauble.


Anonymous Holly said ... (12:02 AM) : 

Little tribual...Little King and I


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:03 AM) : 

this is wonderful, i'm inspired by the look and the bravery of wearing it


Blogger Caroline said ... (12:07 AM) : 

Awsome, a new age hippy.


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

Good job!!


Blogger Issamu Kamide said ... (12:51 AM) : 

no! you all got it wrong! it's fucking Frida Kahlo! that's exactly what this look screams!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:30 AM) : 

While this may be original, it's really trying too hard. It "insists upon itself". It seems like a costume.


Blogger Unknown said ... (1:34 AM) : 

A+ for being yourself... I really this photo …after I got pass my own judgments A+ kiddo!


Blogger JB said ... (1:39 AM) : 

Is anybody else fascinated by the shape of his head, and the contrast his topknot makes against it. It's so perfectly balanced, it almost doesn't seem like it is his actual hair. not to mention the intricacies of his hair knot. As much as you all may not like the hair, I think he'd look naked without it.


Anonymous Lisette said ... (1:46 AM) : 

Wonderful - what a delightfully eclectic mix!


Blogger Drosophila M. said ... (2:13 AM) : 

It almost seems to be a defensive look, the way certain butterflies have spots on their wings that make predators mistake them for owls. No one can step up to this man because he momentarily paralyzes the mind with his clever pastiche ensemble, which includes his face itself. If you cover the image from the bow down, you believe it's Amy Winehouse. His Peruvian neck-disc is likely razor-sharp. Also I really like that the Apple earbuds he sports emerge from the spine and not the gut.


Blogger ellastica said ... (2:29 AM) : 

okay, okay. expect the unexpected!

each individual accessory makes a statement but comes together nicely. the hairdo admittedly is not the most flattering but kudos for having the creativity and balls to pull this off. he's a daring dreamboat!


Blogger Kismine said ... (3:09 AM) : 

I want to marry this character! I wish people, especially gentlemen would dress like this more often. You're a darling for capturing this!


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

he's still trying to work it out. give him a few more years & his look will be awesome. the least 'try hard' part is the earphones!


Anonymous Meriem said ... (4:43 AM) : 

He reminds me of Björk and the cover of her album Homogenic... Brave look


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:21 AM) : 

I'm pretty sure that the necklace is from the Lisu tribal group in Northern Thailand/Burma


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

Drosophila M. so beautifully stated! What an amazing look. True Art. Perfection.


Blogger jkh said ... (7:01 AM) : 

winner of the fashion award 2010.
hands down.


Blogger jkh said ... (7:06 AM) : 

bow infront of your master, crowd!
the keith haring button combinded with the massai neck thing is beyond anything a mortal can achieve - let alone 'pull off'.

again: fabulous.


Blogger The Clever Pup said ... (8:43 AM) : 

Cross between Maasai warrior and Frida Kahlo. What's he wearing down below?


Anonymous ikoyi said ... (8:49 AM) : 

Here in one photo is proof that very few can capture what our dear Sart captures on the regular. The mzungu masaai is confusing the hell out of me, but of one thing I am certain: Scott Schulman rocks!


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

Don't like the look, but I would love to the the cojones to do something like this. I feel edgy wearing something other then blue, black or grey.


Blogger Artis said ... (9:12 AM) : 

I'm kinda loving this look.

Artis x


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:26 AM) : 

OMG- It's like an Afrikanar Doris Day! Those eyes and that neck- ethnic dream boat!


Blogger A La Mode said ... (9:39 AM) : 



Blogger John Danner said ... (9:46 AM) : 

The bow (especially the placement) reminds me of what they put on the head of a new born baby girl—so with that in mind, this is kind of messing with my head.

Bearded New Born Baby Bow Boy. BNBBB

I'm not judging, I'm just amusing myself. I enjoy this image, I can't stop looking—fascinating.


Blogger Green said ... (9:53 AM) : 

Really, really and really Unique!!!
How creative!!
Would love to talk with him!!!


Blogger DENNI said ... (9:55 AM) : 




Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:59 AM) : 

Oh wow. I'm feeling the Jonathan Demme movie "Something Wild" aesthetic in this outfit...especially the first half hour. Is that crazy? Does anyone else know what I'm talking about?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:01 AM) : 

Yea, Im not loving it. Its a hot mess, but I like the necklace alot, it might be the crazy amy whinehouse hair that is killing it for me.


Blogger Janice said ... (10:02 AM) : 

wow? is that his real hair? how did he get it to do that?


Blogger Klever Girl said ... (10:26 AM) : 

I think this is fantastic. A modern tribal representation of yesteryears.
His necklace is key and would look amazing of a female with a strapless dress.

Sart, I'm forever thankful for your timing.


Blogger Gary K. said ... (10:39 AM) : 



Blogger RSM said ... (11:01 AM) : 

an eclectic mix of cultures i feel jus shows he takes influences from many different genres

the bandanna is also an expression of african culture or maybe jus a pretty tupac.

i think his hands and arms will have an array of bangles and rings

an new york hustler lost in Africa, startin his own tribe!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:15 AM) : 

the photo itself is way beyond style--totally mesmerizing. Though I'd crop it at the forehead to get rid of that distracting thing on his head--but the lighting the colors are so fabulous.


Blogger notanotherblog said ... (12:30 PM) : 

I love the African necklace thing. Hopefully at 21, I'm not too old for it.


Blogger jonathan said ... (12:33 PM) : 

On him, it's perfect.


Blogger hi-d said ... (1:25 PM) : 



Anonymous Anne said ... (1:31 PM) : 

does anyone else think the hairdo (including bowtie bandana) is samurai-inspired? it's done in a slightly girlier way though.

like the overall look.


Blogger Unknown said ... (1:56 PM) : 

So next century.


Blogger Unknown said ... (2:16 PM) : 



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

Modern-day Japanese/Shinto perhaps ?...what I really like is the way the light shows his straight cheek bones and the raised area around his mouth... fixed the old Japanese prints and woodblocks


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:36 PM) : 

Holy shit it's dustin! Brick lane local made in onto the sartorialist, he use to say it only took him ten minutes to do his hair....


Blogger Joy Mars said ... (3:06 PM) : 

Wow, earbuds as an accessory. Works for me.


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

a bit of everything, in the hope that something, somewhere might just work kinda look.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:14 PM) : 

oh wow! i used to see this guy in shoreditch/spitalfields area when i lived in london! i remember passing him in a cab and both the driver and i gasped simultaneously as we spotted him! what a look! i have the same african tribal necklace and am now inspired to wear it.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:56 PM) : 

get dressed and then take off one thing. he still has too many little things.


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

it's hard being liberal sometimes..


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:12 PM) : 

WO - I was sat behind this fella on the bus a few weeks back...his hair is so well put together you can help but take your hat off to him. Love the rest of the look though I must say he should talk a little more quietly on the phone in future! Great pic!


Anonymous ROXY MARJ said ... (8:28 PM) : 

He's got it! Not too much, not too little, juuuuust right - the goldilocks effect!


Blogger hippie_cyndi said ... (8:51 PM) : 

he looks almost like a portrait of a bygone era...then you see the ipod...he looks awesome.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:00 PM) : 

He looks like a cross between a Hans Holbein the younger painting and a Japanese woodcut print. Quite intriguing.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:27 PM) : 

I love that he's shy yet bold--his eyes say one thing and his hair says another. Love the picture!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:49 PM) : 

Japanese hair, American bandana, Maasai necklace and an ipod indeed the world is shrinking.


Blogger Celia said ... (11:37 PM) : 

Amy Winehouse meets Masai warrior! This is...awesome.


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

i love this......ooooooooooo
i love people that wear something outside of the box.
i would never wear anything like that...but it looks good on him.


Blogger Tim McFarlane said ... (12:28 AM) :, not doing it for me. It can be cool mixing things up a bit, but there's something about this that just doesn't say anything.


Blogger Miguel said ... (2:21 AM) : 

Words fail me!!!! Not in the caribbean, believe me!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:04 AM) : 

Brave but that's a NO DEAL.


Blogger said ... (7:37 AM) : 

*Screams* this is brilliant!


Blogger Miss Cavendish said ... (3:01 PM) : 

I *LOVE* this look!!!!! I don't know what his bottom half looks like (obv.) but this chest-up view is just perfect.


Anonymous Scoob said ... (5:14 PM) : 

Sorry, but this is wrong on so many levels from my perspective, but I really do appreciate that this is still considered 'style' regardless of my worthless opinion!


Anonymous Jealous said ... (8:51 PM) : 

im jealous of his eyes there so gorgeos


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:50 AM) : 

this look is so contrived,take the bow off and then he has a look.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:05 PM) : 

I love this. He's young and manages to be overserious and frivolous at the same time - and it's just a beautiful portrait. The background in this sets everything off, too. It's just a flash in youth, in time. It's great.



Blogger marcjacob7 said ... (12:30 PM) : 

very strange!!!!


Anonymous London Boy said ... (12:49 PM) : 

i was sitting behind this guy at LFW!! Hes a character! Great style...


Blogger DEREK IS A DEMOCRAT said ... (2:37 PM) : 

He is extreme without looking cartoony or like he's trying to hard, I love it!

Oh that I were so brave!


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

a son, whose sense of style any mother would be proud of!


Blogger AlChiz said ... (8:59 PM) : 

Issamu Kamide is right. Frida Kahlo. See or similar.


Blogger Michael Limaco said ... (12:39 AM) : 

In San Francisco, this would be a Burning Man festival look aka dirty hippie(which I don't like). But for some reason, perhaps the way he does his hair or arranges the bandana, that makes this outfit less hippie and more high art/fashion.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:22 AM) : 

i want to know how he did his hair.


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

I see this guy all over the place, he looks amazing all the time, the perfect combination of Kahlo meets Masai.

He has a great blog as well:


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:56 AM) : 

sorry..which is your tribe...?


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

he used ipod. why dont he brings an ethnic drum?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:56 AM) : 

boo Yaa Tribe?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:18 AM) : 

I'm sorry but not actually stylish I'm afraid, simply another east london art student


Blogger Unknown said ... (2:28 PM) : 

Are you f-ing kidding me? That's just rediculous!


Blogger Unknown said ... (3:34 PM) : 

brave and original.
and i apriciate he ended up here.


Anonymous Lennox said ... (5:03 AM) : 

I saw this guy in Topshop when I was living in London and working at Erdem over the summer! He fascinated me, he was with his friends looking at all the womens accessories. It was during the LFW celebrations on Oxford Street.
He definitely had an aura about him, he was incredible!
Couldn't believe it when I saw him on here but not surprised at all.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:09 PM) : 

Shades of Adam Ant!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:58 AM) : 

i don't know what to say... hmmm... the necklace is cool! the hair hairstyle looks great, if she's a woman i guess... nice (blue) eyes though! - rein (


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:45 PM) : 

Umm, i actually want to know how he did that hair. Any suggestions guys?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:31 PM) : 

Very stunning photo. He has such intense eyes.


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