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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.
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.
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!
June 21, 2006 at 10:05 am
did you read what I posted? his style is a very important part of the story.
June 21, 2006 at 11:03 am
June 21, 2006 at 11:17 am
Could you define “Trad”. Not only do I love fashion, but I also love neologisms:)
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.
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!
June 21, 2006 at 2:01 pm
Please – someone – make flipflops go away! I beg you!
June 21, 2006 at 2:18 pm
I like that belt , can you get a close-up of the clasp
June 21, 2006 at 3:08 pm
Seinfeld notwithstanding, I find mabags to be incredibly practical. Yet, I haven’t mustered the courage to buy one. Your take?
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. :)
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.
June 22, 2006 at 12:02 am
Thank you, Alessandra, for that!
Nothing excuses that belt, though.
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.
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 gentlemancaptures the look fully. I can seethe pastel coloured shorts as trad.but the sweater and flip-flopsare not.
I would have worn a pair of leather sandals with a grosgrainstrap and a rugby or a fitted poloshirt, slightly untucked. This would elude to the, “I am onmy way to Montauk, so justsnap the photo and be donewith it” feeling.
June 22, 2006 at 3:01 pm
Sarto-Do you mean those elongated Armani jackets that buttoned at the top collar?
June 22, 2006 at 5:56 pm
Good story! I love that green.
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.
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