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February 24, 2009 at 5:36 pm
The gentleman on the right is most definitely OWNING hos outfit right now. down to the jacket left open and tied. LOVE the fit of the denim with the “working class cuff” he needs to ditch the coffee cup and get a better accessory tho…
February 24, 2009 at 5:42 pm
wow excelentes outfit, me parece genial las convinaciones utilizadas!!!
February 24, 2009 at 5:43 pm
Haha, I live in Ireland and when for whatever unfortunate reason I have to leave to confines of the city, I see men dressed like this everywhere, tending to their cattle! xPThat said, they wear wellington boots instead of lovely Loakes and lack the turned up jeans and lovely scarf and belt detailing xPThis post made me laugh anyhow, just imagining the good old wholesome farmer look passing as stylish!
February 24, 2009 at 5:44 pm
they should be IN the Ralph Lauren show.
soo cool!! me parecen muy pero muy interezante el estilo de estos hombres, me encantan
February 24, 2009 at 5:49 pm
are the paper coffee cups part of the outfit?
love the easy belted barbour-jacket. both of them have a great style!
February 24, 2009 at 5:50 pm
I wish I knew more men who wore clothes that actually fit properly. Bravo!
February 24, 2009 at 5:54 pm
Hot!!! coffee no cell phones. The cropped vest is superb style.
February 24, 2009 at 5:59 pm
Barbour yes. Fashionista Barbour Yes. But I still like. No foxes?
February 24, 2009 at 6:10 pm
The one on the left is gorgeous!
February 24, 2009 at 6:11 pm
What dapper looking gentlemen. Stylish cuties indeed!
February 24, 2009 at 6:24 pm
A fox around the necks would set this off beautifully.
February 24, 2009 at 6:37 pm
jenero de rio
February 24, 2009 at 6:40 pm
These two gentlemen pair well together like wool over your shoulder on a very briks evening. I can appreciate the spread collar with the textured tie and imperfectly lined tie-clip. I think that the vest if not anything else brings this look home. The jeans provides a relaxing look and feel and the brims adds a element of sophistication.
February 24, 2009 at 6:42 pm
That’s a Belstaff jacket on the left. And those shoes on the left are either a high end Ralph Lauren or something even more rare, maybe Lobb. Very nice all in all.
February 24, 2009 at 6:43 pm
Yum. I’ll take both please.
jcrew guy in Canada
February 24, 2009 at 6:53 pm
Absolute perfection. Loose the coffee cups and they would look wonderful on the catwalk at the show.
I especially like the hat on the fellow on the right. Is it just me or does it seem that J.Crew and Ralph channel the same muses?
February 24, 2009 at 7:00 pm
Must have been a cold day, but their smiles are warm.
February 24, 2009 at 7:04 pm
These two gentlemen pair well together like wool over your shoulder on a very brisk evening. I appreciate the spread collar with the textured tie and the imperfectly lined tie-clip. I do believe, that the vest, if not anything else brings this look home. The jeans provides a relaxing look and feel and the brims the both sport are dashing.
February 24, 2009 at 7:07 pm
haha boys you beat me to the main page! Well done!
February 24, 2009 at 7:12 pm
I luv the hats!
February 24, 2009 at 7:17 pm
Great layered country looks!!
February 24, 2009 at 7:42 pm
i’m in love.
February 24, 2009 at 7:52 pm
i love me barbour jacket!
February 24, 2009 at 7:54 pm
February 24, 2009 at 7:57 pm
Handsome blokes, they are.
February 24, 2009 at 8:43 pm
very nicely done. classic RL look.
February 24, 2009 at 8:54 pm
damnit! i want to look awesome like that!
February 24, 2009 at 8:56 pm
-h of candid cool
February 24, 2009 at 9:21 pm
February 24, 2009 at 9:59 pm
They work for Ralph, and John on the right has been featured here before. Great style.
February 24, 2009 at 10:11 pm
As a Ralph alum – I thought the man on the right was my old design director at LRL, they dress EXACTLY the same! Even if you go into Ralph one way, you will come out Americana.
February 24, 2009 at 10:30 pm
Everything is perfect about these outfits!
February 24, 2009 at 10:49 pm
Everyone’s perspective is different, but these outfits look so self conscious to me — obvious combinations, done just so — in a way that ‘rugged’ apparel always seems to fall flat. It looks too forced, so much reference to utility without actual purpose, but worst of all it doesn’t look effortless. It is evident in a glance how long this dishabille took to assemble, how very noticeable the artificial informality is — in three words, trying too hard. Really perfect for a Ralph Lauren show, I must admit.
February 24, 2009 at 11:04 pm
like it like it
February 24, 2009 at 11:06 pm
If I saw these guys on the streets, I would have given them a triple take. It was insta-appreciation when I saw this picture. I especially enjoy the gentlemen’s outfit on the right – it’s old school/early 20th century yet appropriately fashionable and nostalgic. Ding-ding-ding it’s a winner!
February 24, 2009 at 11:34 pm
Dapper Dream Boats—Yum!
wonderful, terrific. why don’t men dress this way everywhere? everything they wear fits well, is put together with such an attention to detail – yum.
February 24, 2009 at 11:37 pm
Yes and yes. Models or mere mortels?
February 24, 2009 at 11:38 pm
This should not be a fashion as this is how men should dress other than suits.
February 24, 2009 at 11:45 pm
February 24, 2009 at 11:46 pm
so do they work for RL? because they are a living ad for the brand. amazing. it’s a good look though.
February 24, 2009 at 11:52 pm
How is it possible they could be up to any good?
If they passed me in the street, this old lady would look. Twice even.
February 24, 2009 at 11:53 pm
i love the coats — they look like belstaff….very english…tom
The Man Who Knew Too Much
February 25, 2009 at 12:21 am
Yea awesome. Both look very well dressed, wouldn’t expect less of course for attendees of a fashion show.
February 25, 2009 at 1:04 am
If the Sartorialist wanted to take my picture, I think the first thing I might do is get rid of my damn coffee cup.
February 25, 2009 at 1:16 am
Anyone know what shoes guy on left is wearing?
February 25, 2009 at 1:23 am
These gents look GREAT! The colors, layering, fit. The clothes look worn in, except for the blue dress shirt on the right. They look good with out the trying too hard look.I wish I could see more people dress like this in LA. These chaps should be walking around Los Angeles and hand all the Ed Hardy or Hollisteror untucked dress shirt w/ square toe shoewearing guys REAL dress shirts, ties. newspaper boy hats!
February 25, 2009 at 2:00 am
Probably one of my favorite posts so far this year. Love this!
February 25, 2009 at 2:13 am
They are hot, love the cozy, sexy and effortless looks.
M or M
February 25, 2009 at 2:40 am
this screams R. L. like honestly.
February 25, 2009 at 3:42 am
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February 25, 2009 at 4:19 am
Does this mean that the market town near where I live is now cool? It's full of men like this (only they wear well worn boots & the bottom of their trousers can occasionally have mud stuck to it & their faces are very weather beaten). Great look but a little baffling for the middle of a city.
February 25, 2009 at 5:11 am
The jackets are Belstaff – http://www.belstaff.com – not Barbour
February 25, 2009 at 5:19 am
what emma says is true but heavan knows we all love a man who works hard especially when he looks good too.
February 25, 2009 at 5:21 am
can i crawl into one of their jackets? mmmmmm the men of NYC!
February 25, 2009 at 5:26 am
Fabulous – both of them.
February 25, 2009 at 5:33 am
February 25, 2009 at 5:51 am
Wow! All they need now is a pair of shotguns and the English countryside
February 25, 2009 at 6:32 am
A bit of “authentic” field splatter and……outfits complete. Great newsboy on the left.
February 25, 2009 at 6:39 am
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February 25, 2009 at 7:35 am
all ive got to say: i die. can i have them?
February 25, 2009 at 8:22 am
Bravo! Well done! Now, to do some crunches, so that I can weara vest (waistcoat? “weskit”?) likethe guy on the right.
February 25, 2009 at 8:41 am
they are Polo’s mens concept designers
February 25, 2009 at 8:59 am
Are they Ralph employees or just aficionados?
February 25, 2009 at 9:04 am
For NY the look is a little forced, but, hey, Ralph Lauren walks around NY wearing cowboy gear!! LOL!! The look is super hot in NY now, seems beards are coming back too.
But, both of the gents do look great. I especially like the vest on the gent to the right. So much so, that I tried it on at RL Atlanta. You better be lean and mean to wear that baby. I couldn’t even get it buttoned up!! The same with the jeans, they are super narrow below the knee, but I love them just the same :)
A man can’t go wrong with classics and RL does it best, just choose wisely.
I would easily buy and wear everything the gents are wearing. Except the vest, which is my problem!!
what a smile mister! lovely.
Way too costumey.
February 25, 2009 at 9:11 am
I am clearly hanging out in the wrong part of town if these gentlemen are roaming the streets in Manhattan!
poor guy fashion victim
February 25, 2009 at 9:39 am
February 25, 2009 at 9:43 am
oh my goodness, they are both gorgeous looking men!!! I usually comment on the clothes on here, but this time it was inevitable!!
February 25, 2009 at 9:44 am
Whatever they are selling I am buying! Gorgeous! And their clothes are cute too.
February 25, 2009 at 9:45 am
After we finish these lattes, let’s go duck hunting!
February 25, 2009 at 10:15 am
response to first comment… maybe he just needed some caffeine and wasn’t trying to accessorize his look, hmm?
So amazing. I need to show this to my boyfriend so he will start dressing like this.
The Concrete Commentator
February 25, 2009 at 10:17 am
Yes, very nice, and very sexy. All the layers are working nicely forthem. Love the fit of those jeans on the guy on the right!
February 25, 2009 at 10:39 am
they look like the cool kids in high school that i wanted to be!!!! l
February 25, 2009 at 10:41 am
Come on, Sart. There are obviously industry guys, so we expect them to look amazing. It’s an occupational hazard not to. More average Joes on the street, please!
February 25, 2009 at 10:42 am
It’s so fake, i can’t bear it! Some would argue all fashion is fake. Where do you draw the line between ‘fashion’ and ‘style’? Brings up lots of question about cultural appropriation (i was raised among people for whom the origin of this look is a daily working uniform) and other questions you have to think about in fashion theory lectures…
February 25, 2009 at 10:47 am
they look very well put together and this is a photographer on the street so-the coffee cups are part of the street scene.
February 25, 2009 at 11:37 am
Gorgeous boys in wonderful clothes – but where is the dog? Maybe in line at the Starbucks getting refills. Because you can’t stroll the streets of New York with a shotgun and a dead bird.
February 25, 2009 at 11:58 am
To me it’s overkill.
February 25, 2009 at 12:26 pm
Two very goodlooking men.
February 25, 2009 at 12:32 pm
Ah !!! prefect…
February 25, 2009 at 12:42 pm
I didn’t even want to analyze it; I wanted to say that I think they’re drop dead sexy; but then I started to read the other posts and I can’t resist.
They also remind me of Ireland/England/the UK generally/Barbour; but I don’t think that they’re necessarily fake or affected. For all we know they’re “authentically” from some place where they developed this look, but even if they’re not, what’s wrong with a little homage?
Especially when you look this good doing it.
February 25, 2009 at 1:34 pm
i love that their pants are too tight :)
February 25, 2009 at 3:33 pm
Classic but a little too together no?
February 25, 2009 at 5:30 pm
Luv the combos! this is exactly what i want to wear when its cold. they look great!
February 25, 2009 at 6:26 pm
I am also from the Irish countryside and find the look (of the guy on the right especially) is unbelievably accurate.
However I’m afraid I agree with Nick and Suzanna on this. There is far too much narrative involved here. There’s a very fine line between being interested in a certain theme or looking like you’re going to a fancy dress party.
In my opinion style is a often a very personal account of a certain look or narrative, usually derived by what is available in your particular location and adding your own personal touches to this. Simply hijacking a complete regional style in an impersonal and humourless way is not interesting for me.
However all the items of clothing here are beautiful in their own right
February 25, 2009 at 7:15 pm
This picture would make Roland Barthe return from the grave
February 25, 2009 at 10:47 pm
What can I say?. The great depression look is suited for times like these.
February 26, 2009 at 9:23 am
February 26, 2009 at 9:50 am
Two very handsome and stylish brutes!
john benjamin pritchett
February 26, 2009 at 10:43 am
I absolutely love this look. Being of Irish-Welsh descent I can see me as these guys. As in the other photos you’ve posted I love the shorter, fitted vests.
February 26, 2009 at 1:30 pm
How Ralph Lauren of them !!! Good eye, love it!!!!
February 26, 2009 at 4:19 pm
are these the runway models for rl?
February 26, 2009 at 6:01 pm
I bet they’re BFF. Both the same style and I bet they’re even drinking the same coffee. :)
February 26, 2009 at 10:16 pm
Sigh….. They ARE indeed on the Polo payroll, so the be all end all is that they are comitted to Polo, overkill or not. Just hang around 60th and Mad and you can watch the parade all day long for inspiration….
February 27, 2009 at 12:01 am
Morsels… can I take both home? How to torture a girl, Sart! I like how the tie gives the look. I like the contrast of the tight and lose fitting of the clothes… I think I prefer the tight fitting one, you can see more of the man/person…. and I mean that in an innocent way! :)like it,Elizabeth.
February 27, 2009 at 9:56 am
the coat of the right part men is a belstaff or a barbour? it is a barbour´s green. I love it.
February 27, 2009 at 10:09 am
February 28, 2009 at 12:21 am
I’m partial to the guy on the left – he looks a little less “done”, but mostly I just love, love, LOVE his smile. It’s one of those that makes you want to smile back just looking at it. And so nice to see a man flash a genuine smile in a photo instead of trying to look all serious and macho.
March 1, 2009 at 5:51 am
I think it’s way to thought out…from a how-to-book.Don’t get me wrong, the clothes are nice, but a little to look-at-me-being-effortless
March 4, 2009 at 10:41 pm
oooh la la!!
March 7, 2009 at 10:15 am
Epitomize RL. Straight out of the adverts. Dig on the Barbour or Belstaff. As mentioned above…effortless. Look as if they work at the Double RL store in SOHO.
March 25, 2009 at 2:36 am
I would have to say this is probably my second favorite mens look posted. Second only to John’s deliciously preppy September cameo, of course.
May 14, 2009 at 3:35 pm
oh! these beautiful men that u take pictures of!
May 20, 2009 at 12:44 pm
It is true of dress in even a higher degree than of most other items of consumption, that people will undergo a very considerable degree of privation in the comforts or the necessaries of life in order to afford what is considered a decent amount of wasteful consumption; so that it is by no means an uncommon occurrence, in an inclement climate, for people to go ill clad in order to appear well dressed.(The Theory of the Leisure Class, 1899)
May 1, 2010 at 3:54 pm
Definitely should not pose together.Alone they look cool but together…uh…eh….
August 8, 2011 at 7:31 pm
guess i´m too young to understand this, i mean they are really well dressed no doubt… just way too “dressed”, and too … i don´t know.. its maybe about MY preffences..
August 22, 2011 at 2:49 pm
Yummy….to the man on the right!!
November 18, 2011 at 4:47 am
Never seen a Belstaff jacket worn oversized like this. It’s growing on me.
December 31, 2012 at 7:23 am
Great british look, as a british myself I leave and breath that type of style but this two are the best.