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Monday, May 09, 2011

On the Street.....27th St., New York

Comments on "On the Street.....27th St., New York"


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

cool, love the lipstick


Blogger 40 over 20 said ... (9:41 AM) : 

i really had to pause at this one.
I initially thought new age goth but I have a feeling that the overwhelming amount of vampire movies had some sort of influence. I love the bermuda shorts! Karl Lagerfeld needs to see this!


Blogger comme fraiche said ... (9:42 AM) : 

I like what he's wearing but the lipstick is a distraction. I'm
ok with the plum color but he applied too much!


Blogger Catherine said ... (9:42 AM) : 

wow, awesome


Anonymous s said ... (9:47 AM) : 

AMAZING !!! ;)



Blogger Unknown said ... (9:49 AM) : 

love that dark lipstick, what a look


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

Brave man :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:50 AM) : 

I wish i could see his shoes...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:51 AM) : 

Portrait of the Vampire as a Young Man?

-- Michael, NYC


Blogger Sarah Justine said ... (9:51 AM) : 

I love the mix of the shorts with the blazer. Very interesting subject. The harness is a really unexpected detail!


Anonymous steve said ... (9:55 AM) : 

I'm taken by the look yet the lipstick just is too much. Love the harness incorporated into a tie.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:56 AM) : 

on another level, sartorial avant-garde


Anonymous Emmanuel said ... (9:57 AM) : 

Looks are cool but sometimes deceiving. It's funny how people are quick to say it's awesome, when actually, it's your shot and angle that are awesome, instead of the looks. Personal thought.

Black lipstick on such a pure face? Poor choice. The leather harness, get the concept, but then again, why not mix it up with something soft?

Vest and shirt are decent, nothing more.

Shorts are random black hipster shorts.

Not personal to the guy, but when we talk about the sartorialism here, it's not a long story.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:57 AM) : 

This is a really original mashup! S&M breastplate worn as tie with white shirt and suit jacket. Suit pants turned into shorts. Beautiful Monty Clift hairstyle with goth lipstick. I don't see this turning up in the chain stores soon so he should have achieved his objective.


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

love his jacket
and his shorts
is that velvet?


Blogger caribbelle said ... (10:00 AM) : 

I thought his bib necklace was a tie. Its a cool interpretation.


Blogger Daria said ... (10:07 AM) : 

love that leather collar/necklase!!
sharp look


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:11 AM) : 

successfully ghoulish.



Blogger Reveres Vermeer said ... (10:13 AM) : 

Well............. It is a statement. I imagine he was living in some super-repressed mid-western town until recently and is really ENJOYING NYC!!!!!!!


Blogger Lucia said ... (10:15 AM) : 

I agree with you Emmanuel. Sometimes the art of this blog stems from the photographer and not the attention-seeking subject. However, I've got to say that the majority of the subjects have got a real sense of style and are not "making a statement".


Blogger Susan B said ... (10:16 AM) : 

Reminiscent of Gary Numan.


Blogger Jessie said ... (10:17 AM) : 

such a fierce look. fantastic though.


Blogger KC said ... (10:19 AM) : 

bondage leather accessories are something i need to delve into.


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

wow. hostel look


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

I wish everyone who commented on this site wasn't so gushy over everything. Sure, your shots are great (truly!), but the styles ... not always quite so much.
It strikes me an an "emperor's new clothes' type of scenario-everyone seems to be worried if they don't LOVE everything you post they might be considered (gasp!) uncool... the most heinous sin of the 21st century.
--Just my take on it. I love your site, but the comments are so predictable (for the most part).


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:22 AM) : 

I think the lipstick is great but the whole look is a little too "Pinochio" for my taste. That being said, I appreciate his originality.


Blogger heatherheartsfashion said ... (10:23 AM) : 

wow. what a man. love him.


Blogger Cynthia Fox-Giddens said ... (10:26 AM) : 

Dig this look and the leather strap piece. The dark lipstick is an interesting touch, Smooches!


Blogger Maryam Maquillage said ... (10:35 AM) : 

i don't know about the lipstick... a little over the edge for me, but the rest is thought provoking...


Blogger oh look, stars! said ... (10:36 AM) : 

Avant Garde artist, definitely.


Anonymous Marisa Alma said ... (10:38 AM) : 

Certainly photograph-worthy. I live near San Francisco so it wouldn't surprise me to see this "look" turn up on the street and maybe even in the stores. The S&M collar is an interesting touch. However the fashion "gender-blending" trend is not my favorite.


Blogger Violet Cadburry said ... (10:43 AM) : 

Too predictable. Little boy shorts and jacket, so old English school. Black lipstick, boring. Leather piece would be more interesting peeking out from underneath the shirt.


Blogger saint ST3PH3N said ... (10:43 AM) : 

klarion the witchboy lives!
one can only the hope that the shoes do the rest of this ensemble justice.


Blogger Marcel Da Chump said ... (10:43 AM) : 

Thom Browne in extremis.


Blogger anna bo said ... (10:48 AM) : 

i love the
simple effect of the lipstick.


Blogger Unknown said ... (10:55 AM) : 

strange but I like!


Blogger Unknown said ... (10:56 AM) : 

AMAZINGGGG love this beast!!! go boy!


Anonymous Thomas - Waist Hips and Thighs said ... (11:00 AM) : 

Nice photo but I'm not feeling the shorts with the jacket. Really don't know what to say about the lipstick either.


Blogger Jeanine Reyes said ... (11:03 AM) : 

gothically chic?, daringly different?
yup, definetly different, but I dig it!


Blogger Arthurs House said ... (11:04 AM) : 

AMAZING is right!


Blogger jackie said ... (11:10 AM) : 

wow craziness... love the s&m look mixed with goth and preppy styles... interesting indeed... i also like his matching ring- i wonder what shoes he's wearing!


Blogger Unknown said ... (11:10 AM) : 

I really like the clean lines on the suit: it falls very well on him (though I am not sure how good the cut really is: always hard to tell in a pic).

The SM accessory is "a" style. Probably not mine! Nice goth make up.


Blogger beths said ... (11:14 AM) : 

The use of the harness might set off cool variations I look forward to seeing around. Agree about the occasional pack-mentality "gushiness" described above. It's not as though the blog owner gets too little well-deserved praise, and the photos can indeed be discussed separately from the way his subjects are dressing. And then the overlap between those two strands can get even more interesting.


Blogger Copper Etiquette said ... (11:23 AM) : 

Whatever look he was going for,I believe he achieved it! Great look. Free Shipping at


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:25 AM) : 

How very 80s London - Human League, etc.

I think the shorts are wrong, though


Anonymous Bohemian Trends said ... (11:27 AM) : 

I like that he is wearing a traditional blazer jacket! It brings the rest of his otherwise eccentric outfit to life.



Anonymous IS THIS IT? models review said ... (11:27 AM) : 

This is so... so *_*' I guess! hehe btw honest, I don't know what to think... :)


Anonymous Nicole said ... (11:31 AM) : 

I guess no one realized he was coming from the McQueen exhibit at the MET.


Blogger eljovendario said ... (11:39 AM) : 

AC/DC inspiration?



Blogger masllagui said ... (11:51 AM) : 

Disguised :D


Anonymous La Femme Française said ... (11:54 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:59 AM) : 

love him, love this


Blogger Sweet Pea (formerly Alice) said ... (12:07 PM) : 

Some nice clean lines there...

Just a Silhouette


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

Eddie Munster grew up to be a cute goth!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:30 PM) : 

Love this shot. I would hire this young man in an instant

Just wish I could see his shoes.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:33 PM) : 

Excellent New Romantic Goth groove with a steampunky twist--the shorts have an Edwardian schoolboy feel, and in this context, the bit of visible harness looks more baroque than fetish.


Blogger Dina said ... (12:40 PM) : 

I agree that the art is in the composition of the photo and not the young man's style, which just seems a little self-conscious and "artfully" put together instead of a natural look for him.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:45 PM) : 

Amazing look !! He's f... cool !!!



Blogger anthony said ... (12:47 PM) : 

The bondage cage around his chest makes me nervous. His jacket is really nice. I think the lipstick lacks subtlety.


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

really daring!!



Blogger No More Blue Jeans said ... (12:50 PM) : 

love the neck piece!


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

He doesn't look particularly happy or proud to be wearing that, though perhaps that's the point.


Blogger Daniel Nielsen said ... (1:06 PM) : 

that leather thing is so fucking fantastic
Im constantly trying to think of different ways i can integrate leather into what i wear
i am so for this.
The lips make it a little over the top for me though....
But damn, that shirt and strappy thing...


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

my heart just skipped a beat. love


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:07 PM) : 

100% not my style. 100% his style and that's what makes it interesting. He's way more intriguing to me than everyone who wears the latest fashion "uniform".

Whatever everyone thinks of the subject, we can probably all agree the photography is top-notch.


Blogger LaScarparossa said ... (1:12 PM) : 

His face expression with that massive amount of lipstic made me think of a kind of Alexander McQueen's black version make-up. Just at first sight. I would have loved his style if he hadn't used it and with a different hairstyle. Maybe something a bit more natural. It seems as if it were a VERY studied look. The shot is great though.


Blogger Unknown said ... (1:40 PM) : 

I lvoe the shirt and the lipstick, cool!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:40 PM) : 

not everything original is particularly fashionable, in my opinion. while the overall product shows considerable effort (too much so?) it clashes more than complements. there are some interesting and certainly photography-worthy elements and as usual the photography is brilliant.


Blogger beesandbugs said ... (1:43 PM) : 

Great structure! The harness is so cool :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:53 PM) : 

i like the lipstick, black!! so original outfit <3


Blogger Cassie Jewels said ... (1:54 PM) : 

I don't like it... :(


Blogger Unknown said ... (2:10 PM) : 

So theatrical! Great photo! XOXO,


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:54 PM) : 

his mother would be so proud


Blogger Zornitsa said ... (2:58 PM) : 

great shot, it is so strange to see lipstick on a man's lips


Blogger Lea Odlozinski said ... (3:03 PM) : 

BLACK LIPS, i likelikelike...


Blogger Sabeeha said ... (3:05 PM) : 

I think the point of taking pictures is to capture something eye catching, something that makes a statement. I don't love this look, but if I had seen him on the street I would have taken a picture too. It's art, and in order to be appreciated, it doesn't have to be "loved". I also think people are too gushy


Anonymous lucy said ... (3:22 PM) : 

Fierce! and different, I love it.


Anonymous FeeFee said ... (3:30 PM) : 

I agree that the lipstick detracts and distracts from an otherwise beautiful outfit.


Blogger Unknown said ... (3:56 PM) : 

Outfit is nice but not fan at all of the "manstick"

Diary of a fashion stylist_


Blogger PiruletadeGato said ... (4:13 PM) : 

Really interesting!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:20 PM) : 

really captivating, i love it quite a lot. bondage and elegance, together at last


Blogger Prutha Raithatha said ... (4:39 PM) : 

this is sooo for u scott..hehe...i love it!!! i like different...glad u shot him


Blogger Evan said ... (5:22 PM) : 

Ziggy PLayed Guitarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr....


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

No looks too contrived to be considered naturally stylish


Blogger Unknown said ... (5:30 PM) : 

Not my style but I admire the way every element is mixed. Looks amazing.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:37 PM) : 

There seems to be a strong reaction to the lipstick BUT I have to wonder if he hadn't worn it if anyone would have even taken notice. Particurlaiy of the harness which is risque but also, surprisingly converstive, due to the basic palate.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:49 PM) : 

All he is missing is a leash!!! dangerous outfit!!


Blogger Megan Hattie said ... (6:41 PM) : 

This makes me smile. I love him.

--Megan//The Martian Tide


Blogger mira said ... (6:46 PM) : 

I don't care about the lipstick colour like everyone here, but I wish the coat colour matched the shorts at least somewhat.
Anyway, my biggest issue is that this seems very contrived- I wonder what he looks like on any other day.


Blogger Michelle Lee said ... (9:54 PM) : 

i have that lipstick color but didn't know how to pull it off
did a great job here :)


Anonymous Macademist said ... (10:56 PM) : 

interesting look. I think the black shorts, something that I cannot stand with dark blue, work because of the leather necklace/tie thing.
Reminds me of edward scissor hands!


Anonymous candleashes said ... (12:05 AM) : 

Usually when you post something from NYC, even if it looks new and original, I can at least place the people into context of a neighborhood or some familiarity. This looks completely different from what I'm used to seeing and I've lived here over 10 years now. The elements are familiar, but the way it's put together is something else. The facial expression really makes it.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:28 AM) : 

Little Richie all grown up... bring some of that style back to Boise this summer!


Anonymous Pollen Jewelry said ... (1:06 AM) : 

Cool and interesting. Creative. Interesting class of youth and classic.


Anonymous The Styley said ... (2:38 AM) : 

The robin's egg blue wall, the dark suit and's almost like something from another era in a foreign country. Portugal, maybe?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:46 AM) : 

Angus Young meets David Bowie ? Anyway it is fun


Blogger Bruce Anderson said ... (3:04 AM) : 

sometimes it's best to just say no.


Anonymous penelope said ... (6:11 AM) : 

He looks like one of those politicians caught up in some S&M sex scandal. Or like Karl Lagerfields take on it rather.


Blogger Jesue Valle said ... (6:23 AM) : 

Why can't my hair ever turn out like his?
It's so perfect. How do people do it? It still baffles me.


Anonymous Christopher said ... (8:02 AM) : 

I am really interested in what YOU have to say about this? I think it is incredibly contrived.


Blogger The Bella & Grace Culture said ... (8:09 AM) : 

Don't tell Ziggy Stardust's love child finally showed up?


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

Looks like he is a sweet and innocent guy beneath it all. Sort of looks like he is trying very hard to pull of a lot of looks at once. So in that sense it seems slightly contrived. I bet he is a big softie under that lipstick and leather! It shows! (and Scott, Great photography skills as usual.)


Blogger Stella said ... (8:33 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:31 AM) : 

An interesting photo, but more costume than fashion.


Blogger Publish my Style said ... (10:43 AM) : 

very cool


Blogger Valium said ... (11:10 AM) : 

i do like this. v.much.especially the bracers...and ring


Blogger InStudio Blog said ... (12:00 PM) : 

He's letting his Freak Flag fly. Love the color of the wall in the background and the yellow to the right of the photo.


Anonymous Maryanne said ... (12:55 PM) : 

i'm curious about what type of footwear he mixed with the above.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:31 PM) : 

SO michael alig.


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

Sorry, don't like this at all.


Blogger J.Ro said ... (2:09 PM) : 

This is one naughty school boy.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:45 PM) : 

how brave! but stylish


Anonymous eau de style said ... (3:48 PM) : 

so avant-garde,like a moving editorial.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:13 PM) : 

Oh my god - this is fresh!


Blogger Román Iglesias said ... (4:54 PM) : 

I really love this shirt ... this emo-goth-sado emergent style!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:24 PM) : 

He looks great. Love the harness instead of a tie. Love the look on his face too.


Blogger Bernadette said ... (10:44 PM) : 

Gary Numan (80's pop/techno star currently touring again) would be pleased as punch to see this contemporary interpretation of his trail blazing look.



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

I'm a little confused. People are calling this look "contrived," yet if Anna Dello Russo stuck a coffee table on her head and draped herself in fairy lights, many commenters would swoon. (Yes, you would--how many of you called the infamous Extraordinarily Rude Stage-Blocking Look-At-Me Headpiece "fabulous"?) What, precisely, is the difference her looks and this young man's, which I find far more stylish, fresh, and interesting? That's a serious question. And no, some variant of "ADR is just a goddess" does not qualify as an answer.


Anonymous Tristana said ... (7:10 AM) : 

Wow wow wow...


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

One person's "contrived" is another person's "brilliant fashion statement". Such are the inconsistencies of human nature and the susceptibility of people to be swayed by the rich and famous. I just think that this young man gets a big kick out of finding a way to express himself through his attire. Good for him.


Blogger Emmy said ... (12:11 AM) : 

I totally sat next to him in math in high school. This is a triumphant day for me.


Anonymous Eleanor-Jane Quigley said ... (8:29 AM) : 

There's something vaguely German about him...


Blogger Lovely FreaKids said ... (8:43 AM) : 

oh my god!!


Blogger Silvia said ... (12:09 AM) : 

I found the shorts to be more unexpected than the dark lips. Did anyone else find that as they scrolled down to see the rest of thh image?


Anonymous t said ... (5:27 AM) : 

love the mix of a suit with the leather harness. they both are a type of fetish wear.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:42 PM) : 

I like your decision not to show the shoes. Keeps me guessing. Reminds me a tiny bit of a German child circa WWII.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:22 PM) : 

Ludwig II rides again!


Anonymous Soren R. said ... (12:46 PM) : 

I'm awestruck! Awesome look, too much lip stuff.


Blogger Unknown said ... (6:24 PM) : 

do i detect a hint of dominatrix?


Blogger vn said ... (4:03 AM) : 

like a runway model shot backstage
... love the idea this guy was walking around like this - so cool looking!


what are you wearing,who are you listening to?


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

This is more than amazing.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:08 AM) : 

How Annie Lennox!


Blogger Duncan said ... (5:54 PM) : 

phab-u-lous. this is goth/dominatrix gone all too right.


Blogger Scott W said ... (11:14 PM) : 



Blogger Jordan Owen said ... (8:23 AM) : 

Perfectly normal, perfectly healthy.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:36 PM) : 

Originality is one thing, but accompanying it with style is another.

there needs to be a sense of effortlessness, and this isn't achieved here.


Anonymous kat said ... (2:10 PM) : 

I still see any semblance of the goth look is not accepted by the masses as per what i'm reading in the previous comments. No one will ever get it. I love how he pulled this off without looking like he tried too hard and especially when the neo-goth look has been getting so much hate lately.


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