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September 27, 2010 at 5:02 pm
So excited you all had a wonderful time here! Southerners are truly a unique aspect of the states. Where did you visit?
The shoes make it!
September 27, 2010 at 5:05 pm
Glad you two loved the South, knew you would. Hope you two come back again soon. We have incredible taste and a very strong culture of art and creativity here.
See you soon~ Kathleen
September 27, 2010 at 5:06 pm
Looks like Noel Gallagher!
September 27, 2010 at 5:09 pm
Here's the problem with no socks: It takes a perfectly good "I'm not trying, I really am this good" look and reduces it to posturing.
September 27, 2010 at 5:11 pm
please come back soon!!! your photography exhibit is beautiful!! :)
September 27, 2010 at 5:12 pm
I really like how comfortable his suit looks. And I think the colors of the tie and shoes go great together. He seems incredibly relaxed in the picture and his suit mirrors that. Great shot!
September 27, 2010 at 5:14 pm
i love those shoes
I really hope to be seeing some photographs from the lovely Savannah soon!
MMM I love the no socks look. sooooo yummy.
September 27, 2010 at 5:16 pm
So interesting to hear about Atlanta becoming a hip city with good eats and a fashion scene. It's about time!!
September 27, 2010 at 5:21 pm
i knew you would get someone from Sid Mashburn on here. Matt is such a great guy.
It was nice seeing you and Garance in Savannah.
September 27, 2010 at 5:23 pm
I fell in love with the soles. those buckles are on point.
September 27, 2010 at 5:24 pm
I'm such a sucker for his shortened pants hem– takes the classic look to a whole new level! (plus, those shoes are meant to be shown off!)
September 27, 2010 at 5:32 pm
Lovely ensemble. Woukd have loved to get some close ups of certain details though. For instance the hankie and the beautiful double monks.
Creme De La Kravitz
September 27, 2010 at 5:37 pm
Call me crazy but I actually like this look sans the socks. He pulls it off well. I saw the same look on Kanye a few weeks ago and wasn't to hyped about it. He makes this look effortless though. Love the hand in the pocket too
September 27, 2010 at 5:38 pm
ooh yeahhsavannah looks so great !I m studying "Midnight in the garden of good and evil" Clint Eastwood which is settled in Savannah !!!and now you !!!!!that s destiny, I must go there
September 27, 2010 at 5:43 pm
those shoes are showstopper.Loving the cutout stripes.
You have your signature estremely defined? how you guys get it? I know you are really talented, but how to find people that match exatcly what you are looking for? ok, may be you are no looking for anithing, those are chance meetings? well, im just going to say I love your work.Congratulations Mr. Scotttttttttt
Regards from Spain.
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September 27, 2010 at 5:44 pm
As a born an raised Southerner, I think you have really captured the "classic" modern Southern style with this picture. Though there are many more styles to love down here, and while this one isn't my own, this style is the epitome of the well dressed "good ol' boy" from down South. From the bushy haircut, blue striped shirt, red tie, golden belt buckle, and no socks, this is the classic look, though exceptionally tailored. I respectfully disagree with the poster above who said that no socks is posturing. Down South it's oppressively hot this time of year, and it's extremely common to go without socks in nice shoes. Glad y'all liked it down here, hope y'all come back down and stay a while.
the style crusader
September 27, 2010 at 5:48 pm
love the slim suit, the slightly cropped trousers, and those shoes! gorgeous. xx
Olya Nikol Pishcheva
September 27, 2010 at 5:50 pm
Great that you've spent great time over there:)This is a totally lovely look! Why is it so difficult to see this on the streets??
Yevgeniya Yelkina & Peter Stevens
September 27, 2010 at 6:09 pm
Rosenfeld & Dwornikovski
September 27, 2010 at 6:12 pm
very stylish shoes
September 27, 2010 at 6:15 pm
Nice monks but strange trousers. Everything seems a bit odd … but that's probably what makes the look special.
September 27, 2010 at 6:19 pm
Blue, red, brown…
Love the little smile
September 27, 2010 at 6:21 pm
Scott, so glad to hear that you and Garance paid the South a visit! I found Matt's monk strap shoes at Sid Mashburn's online store on Taigan.com…http://bit.ly/aH7Dal
September 27, 2010 at 6:23 pm
The suit is nice, the shoes are nice, but with the crop and no socks they look a little clownish. Unless his last name ends in a vowel he could stand to dial it down a notch.
the length of the pants actually kills it for me… i dunno sometimes i like this look but on this great suit it just makes it look like the pants dont fit right.
But i love the length of the jacket!
September 27, 2010 at 6:28 pm
i love his skinny, shorter pants. please come to charleston! it's not far from savannah, and oh, the people you'll see…people dress so well here.
September 27, 2010 at 6:34 pm
I love the shoes!!!
hugs from Brazil
September 27, 2010 at 6:55 pm
My best friend keeps insisting that he would look better with black shoes and belt because he's wearing blue pants. I would like some opinion on this. Obviously, not being a guy, I don't know much about the belt-shoe color coordination, but I think the gentleman here looks so much nicer with those brown shoes than he would in black ones. I'm curious to see what others might think of this.
COME TO TORONTO! and agreed that man is very chic
Tiffany's Small World
September 27, 2010 at 6:56 pm
love the pants and shoes!
September 27, 2010 at 7:06 pm
You picked the right guy in Atlanta – Matt is the most stylish of a truly sartorial bunch at Sid's store. Even though it's for the boys, this Southern girl gone California still gets inspired in that store.
September 27, 2010 at 7:23 pm
He looks great with the higher hemmed pants and those shoes are spectacular!
September 27, 2010 at 7:29 pm
The combination is seemly perfect..[shoes, belt, watch] The little Items that catches your eyes… For instance, his pocket square.
He's so Beatles!
September 27, 2010 at 7:50 pm
He looks adorable! http://www.msmadeulook.blogsopot.com
September 27, 2010 at 7:56 pm
wow, his shoes are fabulous! that buckle…uhhuh!
September 27, 2010 at 7:57 pm
love the dark tie
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September 27, 2010 at 8:03 pm
What fashion-forward men they have!
September 27, 2010 at 8:04 pm
He's just simply trying too hard.
September 27, 2010 at 8:05 pm
Socks without those shoes is a HUGE statement.
September 27, 2010 at 8:13 pm
Way to blow out the sky again.
September 27, 2010 at 8:15 pm
Omg, you were only a half an hour away from my college! I love your blog!
I'm glad you enjoyed Georgia also. Savannah is a gorgeous city!
September 27, 2010 at 8:31 pm
He looks super cute :) his shoes are hot!!!
September 27, 2010 at 8:38 pm
I am from North Carolina, and let me tell you this picture is a perfect capture of the frat boy southern style. Right down to the plastic cup. Thanks for trying the south, Scott!
September 27, 2010 at 8:53 pm
Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnngggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg. I can't believe how good this guy looks. Is this what happens when you shop at Sid Mashburn? Wow. I want it all. I'm seriously drooling over that whole ensemble. Perfection from head to toe.
September 27, 2010 at 8:56 pm
Kids grow up so quickly these days.
September 27, 2010 at 9:00 pm
When I think "Savannah", I think "Midnight in the garden of good and evil", this amazing book by a new yorker journalist. I've read it dozen times, it's a perfection ! He talks about Savannah as "a beautiful lady with a dirty face", but it's been written years ago !
Love this guy's look. Very dandy
September 27, 2010 at 9:21 pm
I was about to get hypercritical just now, this being the internet and all that. The oh-so-trendy sockless look? Pshh, what are you trying to prove kid? Fix up your tie! But I caught myself.
This guy is better dressed than 99.8% of the population. More flair. Better fit. The lot. But more than anything, look at his body language. He could give a a **** what I or anybody else could possibly say or think about him. Hand in pocket and drink in hand, Sunny Southern afternoon. Who could rain on his parade? This man is his own. And what's more stylish than that?
September 27, 2010 at 9:24 pm
Most of the shopping in Milan!? Hahaha I travel probably more than you and I cannot think of a better place than NYC to do shopping! Milan is overrated,if you're in Europe, London and Paris are way better.
September 27, 2010 at 9:34 pm
I love this look, down to the sockless shoes. Hurray for Atlanta.
September 27, 2010 at 9:41 pm
I swear, Scott, those shoes look exactly like yours!
September 27, 2010 at 10:08 pm
You guys should definitely head to Athens next time you're in Georgia: great music, great vintage shopping, and serious one of a kind styles on one of a kind people.
September 27, 2010 at 10:12 pm
this guy could teach most here how to dress. seriously.
September 27, 2010 at 10:20 pm
never thought this way about Atlanta but it looks like fun!
September 27, 2010 at 10:21 pm
I always love me a healthy dose of ankle — such an underrated articulator. And his shoes are iconic.
September 27, 2010 at 10:24 pm
Southern charm for sure. He looks dashing. Scott, you would look great in this too. You have a suave and dashing look in whatever situation.
September 27, 2010 at 10:27 pm
wow, he looks like he's apart of the Beatles!
September 27, 2010 at 10:48 pm
How about San Francisco? Ever travel to SF?
September 27, 2010 at 11:58 pm
i live in Atlanta…Mashburn is incredible! i swore i saw him when i ate across the street at an italian restaurant… dressed to kill. just like this pic
la comedia del arte
September 28, 2010 at 12:31 am
great! soooo funny!!!
September 28, 2010 at 1:17 am
Woww what a sharp outfit!
September 28, 2010 at 1:21 am
Nice idea, doesn't quite work. The shoes are beautiful, the ankle is not.
September 28, 2010 at 1:44 am
This looks like a guy who used to dress grunge and listen to Green Day. You must be mistaken though…Matt works at Bernard's in Jasper, AL.
September 28, 2010 at 2:24 am
love the photo! he looks great..
September 28, 2010 at 2:48 am
I like the striped shirt & shoes!
green been food
September 28, 2010 at 3:39 am
brilliant – love his look.
September 28, 2010 at 3:40 am
those shoes are just too cool!
PS: when are you coming to South Africa? you will love it here!
September 28, 2010 at 3:50 am
The combination is seemly perfect…great
September 28, 2010 at 3:58 am
curious hair and lovin shoes for mengood day:)
September 28, 2010 at 4:15 am
love Matt's shoes did he skip the socks?!:)
Fabio LE CALZATURE
September 28, 2010 at 4:30 am
I love double monks!!!!
September 28, 2010 at 4:41 am
September 28, 2010 at 4:51 am
woww love his red tie
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September 28, 2010 at 5:05 am
he looks like 'the graduate'…
September 28, 2010 at 5:09 am
September 28, 2010 at 5:19 am
a very classy guy with attitude
visit http://www.kampungningrat.com for batik with avant-garde designcheers.
September 28, 2010 at 5:30 am
reminds me of the great mr. bean
September 28, 2010 at 5:38 am
Am I the only one who is getting a bit bored with the short-pants-bare-feet-in-shoes look on men??
September 28, 2010 at 5:56 am
the shoes nailed it1
September 28, 2010 at 6:16 am
Such a stylish and elegant outfit… something I think Lapo Elkann would wear!
September 28, 2010 at 6:22 am
I love the brown leather shoes!
September 28, 2010 at 6:44 am
Sorry, have to agree with NY Chimes.As an Italian I shop in NY or London. I eat in Milan!!!!!!
September 28, 2010 at 6:52 am
Georgia's one of my favorite states, I'm not surprised you two loved it!
September 28, 2010 at 7:18 am
Not so keen on the no socks with dress shoes look. Don't the feet sweat and rub?Uncomfortable and more than likely smelly in my book.
September 28, 2010 at 7:20 am
love the shoeeees!!
September 28, 2010 at 7:42 am
Isn't just something with a man in a suit on top of a gorgeous pair of shoes, one of my guilty pleasures for sure…
September 28, 2010 at 8:05 am
Maybe it's because the steamroller pressure of the fashion industry just isn't as strong in some markets that they personify the style end of the "style vs fashion" debate.–haapi
September 28, 2010 at 8:07 am
Who are fans of The Beatles are there?… Is he looks like Paul McCartney? :-)
September 28, 2010 at 9:01 am
Matt is in a great band–All the Saints–that tours (all to infrequently) http://www.myspace.com/allthesaints so you can catch him on either the musical or sartorial stage.
September 28, 2010 at 9:54 am
Agree…i love Sid Mashburn…may be the best men's store in the country. Why could it no be in NYC!
September 28, 2010 at 10:17 am
this is awesome.
surprised this was taken in the states.
September 28, 2010 at 10:18 am
if you liked savannah, you should try coming to charleston ( : i think you'd like it & it isn't too far.
September 28, 2010 at 11:12 am
Matt looks sawesome …and I agree with the comments that this classic look is made contemporary and done very well.
Hey Scott…..so what does this special edition look like. I might have seeen someone sport one this weekend here in Dallas. It looked quite fitted and not as long as most Barbours are…..and there were some littel details changed with the outside….
I was quite intrigued as I do not own any Barbour…and waiting for the right one to come along.
September 28, 2010 at 11:13 am
Come to Charleston next time you and Garance are in the South. If you loved Savannah, Charleston will blow you away.
September 28, 2010 at 11:18 am
Atlanta cool and chic??? That indeed turns MY associations of the city upside down. I wonder if you saw more of the romanticized South, rather than the real Atlanta. Savannah embodies that romanticism however, true. Makes me glad to think though that, at least clothes wise, Atlanta may be more than just air-conditioned isolationism.
September 28, 2010 at 11:21 am
"Special edition Barbour"???? The excitement that just a few chosen words can create!!!
When you get a moment please send a picture.
Thanks for it all, Scott.
September 28, 2010 at 11:55 am
Fabulous everything but I still cannot do shoes without socks…
September 28, 2010 at 12:21 pm
I love everyone's comments regarding their disdain for the "played out" no socks thing. For everyone's information: this look has been something of a standard in the South for decades and has little to do with any current prevailing trend. Say what you wish about the length of his pants, but the whole business of wearing shoes without socks is sort of a classic Southern thing, and will not disappear any time in the near future.
September 28, 2010 at 1:11 pm
not so interested about the top but i do like his shoes.
September 28, 2010 at 1:25 pm
Great photo Scott, as always Matt looks totally smooth. He and all the guys at Sids have inspired me with my own wardrobe. And over the past year and they've opened my eyes to a bigger picture of fashion and its individual interpretation. Sid and his team capture the meaning of true southern hospitality and make you feel welcome from the minute you step into they're store.
September 28, 2010 at 2:20 pm
I miss Atlanta, I used to live there as a kid… I love his look, so sleek and yet there's somthing really nerdy going on there. Or nerdy might not be the right word… I dunno, whimsical? Anyway, the shoes are really the cherry on top!
September 28, 2010 at 2:38 pm
A new Beatle on the streets… I just love it!
September 28, 2010 at 4:41 pm
It is okay, only okay. Nothing to do with European natural style.
September 28, 2010 at 6:07 pm
Thank you for coming to speak to us at SCAD Fashion! It was so refreshing to have speakers as down to earth as you two! Truly inspirational! :)
September 28, 2010 at 6:40 pm
i'm so glad you and garance liked atlanta! it is refreshing to hear the city described as something unique and interesting. so often, the south is overlooked and underestimated. love your blog!
September 28, 2010 at 8:23 pm
Really cool. I had a feeling Matt would make an appearance on here eventually. Well done as usual. Sid, Matt and the rest at Sid Mashburn know style.
September 28, 2010 at 8:37 pm
love the SM double monk!
September 28, 2010 at 9:53 pm
Ugh, I just don't get it; when are pants going to be normal length again?
September 28, 2010 at 10:28 pm
Only a true southerner can keep his cool at 93 degrees, need I say more??
But, Scott and Garrance you have to come back around Easter when Atlanta is at it's best!! The azeleas and dogwoods are like no other…
September 29, 2010 at 1:43 am
for you simply remarkable blog!you declare an identity!you give each the individuality! I delight in you!
the sweet life with olives
September 29, 2010 at 2:32 am
i was raised in atlanta but have been living in italy longer now. it has always had and under the radar stylish side, but i agree on my more recent visits something big seems to have changed. as a whole it's so much more interesting and buzzing. a funny mix of old and new. great to see your pics depicting the same sense.
September 29, 2010 at 8:30 am
i love the different colours put together. works excetionally.
September 29, 2010 at 9:07 am
I am so glad you loved my state. Georgia is amazing and the style is so unique.
Also, happy five years – I've been following since my senior year in high school (I am a senior in college now)! :)
September 29, 2010 at 11:17 am
Unbuckled double monks = fail.
September 29, 2010 at 11:21 am
I absolutely love the sid mashburn double monkstrap shoes.
PYT IN PTY
September 29, 2010 at 11:27 am
I went to SCAD for college, in Savannah! It's absolutely lovely, very picturesque and charming! My favorite thing is the clash between the SCAD kids' and the Savannians' style.
Please post more of your photos from Savannah! Would love to see it from your point of view.
Congrats on the 5 year anniversary of The Sartorialist!
September 29, 2010 at 1:22 pm
September 29, 2010 at 1:41 pm
i'm so glad you enjoyed your stay! like many others, i was going to recommend athens to you, but i decided not to because your schedule seemed a bit tight. if you come back to georgia, though, hit it up! it's my favorite town for people-watching.
E via Atlanta
September 29, 2010 at 2:32 pm
Also, enough already with the complaint of "no socks look" with dress shoes. I ALWAYS wear Shoe Liner socks from Johnston and Murphy or the No Show Loafer Liner Sock from Gold Toe. Feet stay fresh, shoes NEVER smell. The breeze is great on the ankles. You haters should try it. Liberating really.
September 29, 2010 at 3:31 pm
Haha, he looks like Noel Gallagher, awesome :)
September 29, 2010 at 9:29 pm
Could someone help me with finding his shoes? They're to die for. email me sullivan.carter (at) mac.com
September 30, 2010 at 1:38 am
Beatles style was the first thing that came to me–but not quite so naive–makes it look great.
September 30, 2010 at 2:18 am
Of course Atlanta is fabulous! On your next visit, check out Virginia Highlands if you haven't already. Cobble-stoned streets and little chic shops…
Also…Charleston, SC is a must-see. So if you like Savannah, you will love Charleston.
September 30, 2010 at 2:48 am
Also…if you need your real Italian espresso fix. Hit up Cafe Intermezzo in Atlanta. I just moved here from France and its the only suitable cafe in that huge city.
Though its nestled in a little luxury shopping center off and not on a cobble-stoned street, it is adorable. I think it offers about 100 different types of tea and coffee.
But again, the coffee is legit.
September 30, 2010 at 12:12 pm
Anyone who makes Atlanta seem trendy deserves a biscuit and gravy…but how do those leather shoes not blister without socks?
September 30, 2010 at 1:43 pm
I'm becoming increasingly fascinated with the idea of double monk strap shoes lately. On this fellow though, I find they jump out a bit too much: the large shoe size combined with skinny high-water trousers results in a silhouette less harmonious than it could be. If he were to keep the trousers as they are, penny loafers (perhaps in a burgundy shade) might be better (untraditional, but so is no socks).
As always though, attitude makes or breaks an outfit. The rest of the ensemble is spot-on, and his nonchalant demeanour carries it through, even with the loud shoes.
The Clever Pup
October 1, 2010 at 8:43 am
Looks like the Green Day guy.
October 1, 2010 at 12:00 pm
please put on your socks next time
October 1, 2010 at 7:37 pm
I hate i missed it ! When is the next showing here in ATLANTA??
October 3, 2010 at 1:09 am
Thank you so much for your visit to SCAD – Atalanta! I really enjoyed hearing you and Garance talk and I know that everyone else did as well. I was so excited to hear that you were making a surprise visit to see us and I'm so glad that I went. Please come back soon because we would love to have you!
October 6, 2010 at 5:44 am
i am so happy to see atlanta in here. my city. i have been waiting for your addition of the southern united states
October 6, 2010 at 8:15 am
nice capture…really inspiring..like the shots…i like to go schooling with photography using different Contemporary Upscale Women's Clothing & Accessories for my models
October 20, 2010 at 8:43 am
OK, this is just perfect. Is his tie on backwards? Because I love that. Also the peeking watch with the wristband that mirrors his belt = amazing. I'm still not in agreement with the sockless look, think he could have looked better with black socks to hide the tiny flash of skin below his trousers, but everything else is just great. His expression and posture especially.
October 24, 2010 at 2:48 am
He has this wise, intriguing to him. Like he is going to smoke cigars with my grandfather in Britain. and then come back and do something naughty.. love the shoes
October 24, 2010 at 7:42 pm
Aaaaah! Little Five Points! I was so so so so SOOOOOOOOO sad when I was out of state when you were in my neighbourhood (literally right down the street judging from the photo). I'm glad you're coming back and enjoyed it!
October 29, 2010 at 5:49 am
That shirt is quality. Still not sold on monk shoes.
November 28, 2010 at 6:30 pm
i have been following your blog since a mention of it was in a magazine a couple of years ago and have been totally hooked ever since, it must be a very inspiring job. please keep up the good work.
April 5, 2011 at 3:19 pm
To echo a few comments above, guys wearing shoes without socks is common in the south (even in the mountains of WNC). This may be a wider new trend these days, but it is nothing new to us.
May 18, 2011 at 1:17 pm
This is a great look. The shoes with no socks is not a fashion fad here in the south. It was a common look back in the 80's among my Florida and Georgia college friends. No socks with loafers or deck shoes in summer is a common look here in Atlanta.
Tiffani Rose Brown
August 22, 2011 at 11:36 pm
You absolutely HAVE to let us know when you come back! PUMPS AND XOXOS! http://www.PoliticsandPumpsBLOG.com we would love to shoot you and do a feature on you!