20 comments

  1. argos

    June 21, 2006 at 9:07 am

    While I’ve previously supported the discerning use of flip-flops on women, I’ve never found inspiration from men wearing them.

    Shorts to me are so casual that I tend not to tuck when wearing them.
    Sweater tucked in…plus flips…equals odd.

  2. Bart

    June 21, 2006 at 9:43 am

    Not a big fan of this look. He’s a bit too thick to pull this tucked in sweeter look/belt with shorts look off. The flip-flops just adds up to sloppy.

    I think height to body proportion is the best style secret around.

  3. Anonymous

    June 21, 2006 at 9:54 am

    Sartorialist, I think you’re slipping. I don’t see anything chic about this guy, he’s even too over weight for the “look” which show no imagination what so ever! Look a lttle harder!

  4. The Sartorialist

    June 21, 2006 at 10:05 am

    Anon 9:54am

    did you read what I posted? his style is a very important part of the story.

  5. GĂ©raldine

    June 21, 2006 at 11:03 am

    Great post!

  6. invisible girl

    June 21, 2006 at 11:17 am

    Sarto,

    Could you define “Trad”. Not only do I love fashion, but I also love neologisms:)

  7. invisible girl

    June 21, 2006 at 11:26 am

    Oh, she is not all that skinny, and the flip flops are nice. Overall the look is quite comfortable, clean and city smart.

  8. agentlorange

    June 21, 2006 at 11:39 am

    It took reading the story twice to realize that it was the actual gentleman in your story you had photographed and not just a look a like. How interesting!

  9. Anonymous

    June 21, 2006 at 2:01 pm

    Please – someone – make flipflops go away! I beg you!

  10. Anonymous

    June 21, 2006 at 2:18 pm

    I like that belt , can you get a close-up of the clasp

  11. Serge

    June 21, 2006 at 3:08 pm

    Sarto,

    Seinfeld notwithstanding, I find mabags to be incredibly practical. Yet, I haven’t mustered the courage to buy one. Your take?

    Thanks

  12. ageez

    June 21, 2006 at 4:26 pm

    invisiblegirl, i think he simply means “traditional”…yes, sarto?

    love the story! sometimes our paths cross with others again, just to show us how far we’ve come. :)

  13. Alessandra

    June 21, 2006 at 5:19 pm

    Overweight? That guy? You people are bone-obsessed. That is just a regular weight guy carring a little stomach.

  14. Fnarf

    June 22, 2006 at 12:02 am

    Thank you, Alessandra, for that!

    Nothing excuses that belt, though.

  15. Anonymous

    June 22, 2006 at 1:49 am

    One of the things which makes The Sartorialist such a joy to read is its straightforward appreciation of style as opposed to “sarcastic interest”. Please don’t turn into a fashion bitch – it doesn’t serve you well.

    Greetings from London, by the way.

  16. mao

    June 22, 2006 at 6:18 am

    I am a traditional Brooks Brothers,
    J.Press, Purple Label type of guy
    (think Great Gatsby w/ Redford)
    and I don’t really think this gentleman
    captures the look fully. I can see
    the pastel coloured shorts as trad.
    but the sweater and flip-flops
    are not.

    I would have worn a pair of
    leather sandals with a grosgrain
    strap and a rugby or a fitted polo
    shirt, slightly untucked. This
    would elude to the, “I am on
    my way to Montauk, so just
    snap the photo and be done
    with it” feeling.

    =]

  17. Anonymous

    June 22, 2006 at 3:01 pm

    Sarto-
    Do you mean those elongated Armani jackets that buttoned at the top collar?

  18. Miss A

    June 22, 2006 at 5:56 pm

    Good story! I love that green.

  19. Anonymous

    June 22, 2006 at 7:18 pm

    Let’s just say it’s his personal style and I think his flip-flops are ok because it’s not like he wears them at work, right?

    Sometimes I think people with casual style are the people who really have self-confidence about what they are wearing, and these people tend to look good all the time too.

    -VD-

  20. kokuou

    June 23, 2006 at 2:23 pm

    some of these comments are quite rude and it is quite obvious that the people making them have never been more than 20 minutes in the upper east side

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