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August 14, 2007 at 9:59 am
Wow. Fabulous hommes! What a nice way to start the day.
August 14, 2007 at 10:07 am
Makes me proud to be a Swed!
August 14, 2007 at 10:18 am
ahhh, swedish men. such great style, such beauty. makes me wish i was there again…
August 14, 2007 at 10:33 am
Oooh, I love the white shirt/tan trousers. The stark contrast is great.
August 14, 2007 at 10:37 am
Avid reader, first-time poster.
That first subject is, in my humble opinion, the finest specimen man these eyes have ever seen. I usually find the combination of black and brown to be boring and drab, but with his cheekbones, complexion, and the lustrous colour of his hair, he makes it work.
Keep up the wonderful photography! You give me something to look forward to each day.
August 14, 2007 at 10:38 am
Yeah,these guys look different.The top one looks more native,the lower one could be British.The colors of the trees and grass look Scandinavian.
August 14, 2007 at 11:01 am
The young man in the white shirt has commanding presence and more than a passing resemblance to the late Ingmar Bergman.I wish more young people would jettison the dark palette in summer.
August 14, 2007 at 11:08 am
i digg the first guy’s style! but: imho he’d be better off with a white shirt
August 14, 2007 at 11:15 am
swedish men look so much healthier than NYC men… once you get out of the city you realize that we all have a grey- greenish pallor.scandinavian men are so …… wow.
August 14, 2007 at 11:18 am
does anybody knowy what shoes the young man below wears? (the white shoes)
d. chedwick bryant
August 14, 2007 at 11:32 am
the plaid shorts (top) are my fave shorts for a guy–ever– they really look good and the fit him.
August 14, 2007 at 11:33 am
Top figure nicely androgynous.
The universality of a given fashion is truly something to ponder….Does anyone in a post-industrialized land not look like everyone else therefrom? Down to the sneakers?
August 14, 2007 at 11:42 am
Hmm, they look too richie-rich perfect for my taste. I prefer a little muss and fuss. (Not to mention a bit of a smile in the eyes!)
August 14, 2007 at 11:46 am
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August 14, 2007 at 11:56 am
I love the lower picture.I kind of wish he would starch up the entire look to go with the geekchic fully buttoned shirt. tuck it in, neater hair etc etc but really whatever, he looks fantastic.
August 14, 2007 at 12:09 pm
August 14, 2007 at 12:25 pm
The second boy is very cute. I love the way he cuffs both his pants and his shirt sleeves. But I can’t help but feel worried about him- are those two black eyes? And he looks quite uncomfortable.
August 14, 2007 at 12:45 pm
Yep, in Sweden we have well-dressed men!
August 14, 2007 at 1:51 pm
Ahh.I see that you are back. Welcome to Stockholm, again.
August 14, 2007 at 1:57 pm
The backgroud of the setting makes the clothes pop!
Lovely jubbly ;-) Especially the first one. Slender and fab. I am not usually a big fan of mid calf shorts on men but with that boy it works a treat. I love his hair too – very River Phoenix
August 14, 2007 at 2:38 pm
When you’re tall and handsome it’s hard not to look good, isn’t it?
August 14, 2007 at 3:40 pm
Both look great.Those are perfect guy shorts.
August 14, 2007 at 4:01 pm
One word: swoon
August 14, 2007 at 5:32 pm
A rare good use of bright white tennis shoes.
August 14, 2007 at 6:08 pm
That vest shape + shirt sleeve length in the second picture isn’t very flattering.
August 14, 2007 at 6:35 pm
Talk about low-waisted vs. (presumably) “true” waisted. I just can’t imagine typical American men wearing Keds-style shoes, can you? I’d kinda like to see how his outfit looks standing up.
August 14, 2007 at 7:18 pm
Does anyone know if I can “mod” my beat-up chucks like the man in the first picture for that no-shoelaces look? How is that done? Is the tongue just sewn to the shoe, or do you have to buy them that way?
August 14, 2007 at 7:44 pm
yeah… I guess. For one thing, tan pants and a white shirt is not a stark contrast. Second the shoes on that guy are just a shame. And the guy in the black top and shorts? C’mon! Just because it’s Swedish doesn’t make it right. Maybe it’s because I’m from the San Francisco Bay Area where we have real style. Now, I won’t say that the gentlemen are not handsome, but is this a model search or a style blog?
August 14, 2007 at 11:14 pm
The first guy looks delicious! I love the sunnies and his very modelesque stance.
August 15, 2007 at 1:12 am
Oh, wow! I’ve fallen head over heels for the first man.
August 15, 2007 at 2:57 am
WHY hasn’t anyone pointed out # 2′s rad watch it perfectly suits his expression. The dirty keds are a sweet juxtaposition too
August 15, 2007 at 3:22 am
White shoes? I’d guess Urban Outfitters in Stockholm. The shoes have hit Sweden in full and are a common sight. Cheap, stylish but very uncomfortable.
August 15, 2007 at 6:05 am
Åh, Calle! =)
August 15, 2007 at 8:38 am
August 15, 2007 at 2:06 pm
mhm! their looks are totally ok but they look like thousands of young men here in stockholm. what is missing is a positive attitude coming trough the picture or a glimmer in the eyes…just two pretty and well dressed guys. well, not so special, isn’t it?
August 15, 2007 at 6:35 pm
First pic: Perfect example of man in shorts during summer. It’s sexy casual.
Second pic: He looks like a hospital orderly.
August 16, 2007 at 9:52 am
I see absolutely nothing out of the ordinary with guy # 1, it’s basically the way every guy here in Sweden dresses. And I hate the hair.
August 17, 2007 at 9:29 am
The white shoes are plimsoles made by a company called Dek. Depending on where you buy them from they can be extremely cheap to overpriced. The trend is getting pretty tired now and you can hardly move without seeing them on the street. They are great with any outfit, and anybody can wear them, even American men.
August 19, 2007 at 1:01 pm
Those plimsolls may be yesterday’s news in Europe, but I sure hope they make their way over here to the US (our fashion always seems to be 1 year behind Europe, and here in Seattle, we’re 2 years behind everyone else! I’m just sick and tired of guys wearing clunky thick soled cross trainers, chunky skate shoes, and ‘moon boot’ basketball sneakers. Those plimsolls are light simple and sophisticated. The only problem is that they look like womens’s Keds, and the average American man is way too sexually insecure to wear anything that he feels may be construed as remotely ‘feminine’. And the market for the few American men with any sense of style may be too small the be profitable
June 18, 2014 at 4:06 pm
Bonita Friedland of Lake Forest, Illinois has always loved Swedish men, especially those with some Laplander blood. Bonita Friedland is of mixed race, but predominantly Italian. Those dark, sultry women usually love blondes. This Swede would get Bonita Friedland’s blood boiling, not to mention her nether regions!