1. Justin

    July 28, 2006 at 12:25 pm

    In response to Jeff, presumably the above poster, topsiders are the shoes the man is wearing. They can be referred to as boat shoes and they are either leather or canvas and feature a rubber sole. And, as far as I know, they must also have laces fed through 2 (maybe three) eyelets, for this is what distinguishes them from bulky car shoes. Hope that helps.

  2. City Slicker

    July 28, 2006 at 12:38 pm

    I am not sure he is perfection? Niot bad at all though. Slim shorts are in. Baggy are dated now. Liek the rest of fashion. Still though men please no sandals, we don’t want to see your feet – anytime, anywhere

  3. Ben

    July 28, 2006 at 12:45 pm

    Perfect length for him.. you get a little peek at the quads (very nice ones, btw) but you’re not getting the entire thigh. It helps that he has slim, but very athletic legs.

    This is definitely inspiring me to ditch some of my longer cargo shorts next spring. I have plenty of khakis that could undergo a little chop job.

  4. Anonymous

    July 28, 2006 at 1:26 pm

    Topsiders are a casual shoe made for sailing. The shoe the gentleman is wearing are indeed topsiders. I love his shorts and the belt but that shirt looks comical. I think it is infact his girlfriends shirt.

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    July 28, 2006 at 1:27 pm

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  6. Ana Cláudia Vicente

    July 28, 2006 at 1:44 pm

    Isn’t that Romain Duris, the french actor? He sure looks uncannily like him…

  7. argos

    July 28, 2006 at 2:36 pm

    I don’t think he cut these off himself. I beleive they are Michael Bastian.

  8. Anonymous

    July 28, 2006 at 3:30 pm

    Hmmm. I think Romain Duris is too hirsute and malin to be that guy. And would a French guy really know how to work top-siders? I’m not crazy about the gf’s outfit, but great hair and makeup!

  9. tartanscot

    July 28, 2006 at 3:49 pm

    in response to “city slicker”‘s comment that “we don’t want to see your feet” . . . who is the “we” . . . lol ? Are there several hundred people with you at your computer with you that you are speaking for ? . . OR are you simply stating YOUR personal opinion ?

    Hot, cranky, and barefoot (lol) in SF,


  10. gobsmack'd

    July 28, 2006 at 5:11 pm

    Personally, am not fond of topsider(sounds like a cut of beef to us Down Under)/boat/deckshoes; but love love love the shirt and vest combo, not to mention the belt as point of interest. Sandals? As long as they’re not the hideous ones with velcro straps that so many tourists wear … Have you seen Dries Van Noten’s latest? They’re scrumptious!

  11. Anonymous

    July 28, 2006 at 6:36 pm

    Dull, Dull, Dull …. So American, so boring!

  12. Hampe

    July 28, 2006 at 6:38 pm

    Love those Top-SIders, I think it is the Louis Vuitton americas cup shoes! Bought them myself last august, and loved them but now that they’ven been roughed up a year they look even better. His look in total is so cool. A prep turned surfer.

  13. Anonymous

    July 28, 2006 at 6:56 pm

    I’m pretty sure he’s wearing the “cotton twill” short from Club Monaco. They have a whole line of slimmish-cut shorts with that freshly-cut-pant-leg look. They’ve also got slimmish-cut shorts in seer sucker, available in either a light greyish-mint stripe, dark navy stripe, or taupe stripe.

  14. Anonymous

    July 28, 2006 at 10:50 pm

    ‘A prep turned surfer’ ? I live in Malibu & sure as hell never witnessed anyone on the beach dressed like that …. He’s dressed so boring & shows no individuality – I mean, 1/2 of N.Y is walking around dressed like that … the outfits pictured are in no way interesting …

  15. Anonymous

    July 29, 2006 at 9:19 pm

    The problem with topsiders without socks is that they make your feet stink to high heaven.

  16. Karra

    July 29, 2006 at 11:27 pm

    His pants are great. I’m a five seven female and I’ve had to resort to cutting my pants. I’m glad you’ve found someone else who has to (and looks good doing it).

    I also love what she’s wearing. I’m inspired all the way around.

  17. newyorker

    July 30, 2006 at 12:39 am

    “he’s dressed so boring & shows no individuality – I mean, 1/2 of N.Y is walking around dressed like that … the outfits pictured are in no way interesting …”

    I have to agree with this comment. There seems to be such a love fest on this site that the act of actually being critical has often been lost. This couple, while cute together, is not distinct in any way in terms of fashion. This is cookie cutter fashion at its best.

  18. newyorkguy

    July 30, 2006 at 12:41 am

    p.s. I should have been more succinct. They look like a Gap/Old Navy advertisement.

  19. The Sartorialist

    July 30, 2006 at 7:53 am

    to New Yorker

    two things
    first, this site is about style not the newest fashion but since you bring up fashion when you see the buyer of Collette at the Juyna Watanabe show dressed just like this guy then maybe this guy is more fashionable that you realize.

    second, if you read the post I was mentioning that this went back to an earlier post and discussion of slim shorts and how to buy and or alter shorts to get a slimmer line.

    What too many people do is look at a whole outfit and say “yes” or “no” instead of looking at the items and what they can pull from it.

    finally I have to disagree that half of New York looks like this – if they did my blog would be a lot bigger

  20. Anonymous

    July 30, 2006 at 9:49 pm

    I had a dream last night that this guy was my boyfriend. That is how influential a fashion blog can be!

  21. Kathleen

    July 31, 2006 at 9:20 pm

    I agree that he looks cute but, as a Sydney-sider, topsiders/”boat shoes” (as we tend to call them) have a very specific association for me: they are worn by boring, conservative boys from two geographical areas in the city, and they often go hand-in-hand with polo shirts (collars turned up) and chinos. Unfortunately the boring and arrogant persona of a lot of those men has influenced me to the point where I assume this cute gentleman must be tarred with the same brush, simply by wearing similar shoes.

    Would have preferred his vibe if he was wearing Converse. But that’s just me.

  22. Hanna

    August 1, 2006 at 12:57 am

    that guy’s HOT! unfortunately, his girlfriend is really pretty :/

  23. Anonymous

    August 1, 2006 at 4:51 am

    i know him. he works in fashion. djs too.

  24. Anonymous

    August 1, 2006 at 7:07 am

    The girl’s outfit is very “American Eagle.” B-o-r-i-n-g. Unintresting and uninspired. Cute shoes though… and she’s pretty!

  25. Derwatt

    August 1, 2006 at 11:15 am

    Really interesting discussion, but hardly a mention of height. I’m over 6’2″ and slim and if I cut my shorts above the knee like that I’ll look like a bean pole. Maybe it works on him because he’s just cute. Fashion is so much about finding what looks good with your body type, height, skin color, character – that’s why I like your blog – there is a lot of variety in types, styles, moments. Like the kid with the feather in its hair… Fashion is all about the stories it creates in the flash of a second. There are no rules.

  26. Lit

    August 7, 2006 at 10:50 am

    Disagree with most of you: since when is it a good idea to cut out clothes and still be caught in public?! It’s not coo cos you can tell! Slim shorts definitely, think that’s an awesome look, especially if they are plaid.And as for the shoes-oyi!!

  27. mariana

    October 7, 2009 at 10:40 am

    love the green belt and the shorts!

  28. dcinDC

    July 6, 2012 at 10:03 am

    At least he’s not wearing flip-flops, but boat shoes are my second pet peeve. Ugly, and lazy. I always want to go up and ask, “So, what kind of boat do you have?”

  29. Mike

    August 20, 2016 at 1:30 am

    What I find odd is that both of them are wearing undershirts. This is summer. It must be hot? Why layer up?

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