Thursday, July 9, 2009

At Prada….Cut-off Shorts, Milano

I loved the cut-off dress pant shorts at Prada. A great way to take the cut-off khakis to the next level.

I had a great seat at Prada, but by the time I realized how cool the shorts were I couldn’t change the settings on my camera fast enough to get a great image.

(photo brazenly stolen from, sorry)

Wouldn’t this cut-off idea be a great way to update those Prada pants from last Summer.


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  1. Anya Caliendo. Couture Millinery.

    July 9, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Forget about cut-off shorts! Look at this great pair of legs on this guy!:-)))

    • Simone Fraser

      June 2, 2014 at 6:26 am

      Yes! I was just about to comment likewise. That’s the most beautiful muscle tone I’ve seen, and I’ve seen many-a-dancer and many-a-Tour De France.

  2. Brigadeiro

    July 9, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    Hm…gives me some ideas on what to do with several pairs of pants/jeans hubby has on which he's 'chewed' the bottoms of, by constantly stepping on it :)

  3. Stefanie

    July 9, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    See the guy in the background who keeps huging himself? I know why … No socks, lovely legs!

  4. Emma

    July 9, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    interestingly paired with the long trench the gap between men and women's fashion being bridged closer and closer each seasom!

  5. John

    July 9, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    What a great pair of legs (;

  6. Style Geek

    July 9, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    Wow! Those legs! Prada has a little revolution up their sleeves… er..pantlegs. :)

  7. Fashion Minute

    July 9, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    I prefer the herringbone pair (in the blurry photo). The length is indeed quite short which has made it a bit challenging to persuade my male styling clients to wear, but believe me guys: jammers/surf-length shorts are OVER, show off your gams this season! ;)


  8. Emma Howard

    July 9, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    This look of cut-off formal pants (khaki and denim are fine) with threads hanging is on same level as seeing a man wearing short,dark dress socks with athletic shoes and shorts; it raises a red flag to my senses to remain alert for possible danger.

  9. Howdy

    July 9, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    Sir- I disagree; this is a great image- context is key here. How often do we EVER see motion blur/narrow depth of field in your shots? Most of the time your photos are so well-composed that we forget you are engaged in more than just art- this is a great fashion journalism shot. And, yes- those are some Great legs.

  10. Miiicha

    July 9, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    Love some of the pieces !

  11. Sartorial Vancouver

    July 9, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    I have thought about this, getting trousers made up but specifying a shorter pant length so that you end up with a pair of shorts. Ahh, bespoke shorts.

  12. zbs

    July 9, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    I agree with Howdy, this image came out great. Gives a sense of the entire outfit in motion and still conveys the essential aspects of its silhouette.

  13. Ti

    July 9, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    am I the only one to think the "great legs" are kind of tending towards ana?

  14. Anonymous

    July 9, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    i can see how cutting the trousers on the bottom image would work because it is so much of the same print, i liked the top part of the top outfit but really.. i cant imagine cut off shorts being a hit with guys!

  15. Anonymous

    July 9, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    those cutoffs are horrible!

  16. Kimberley

    July 9, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    The first pic is fab.

  17. Jack Daniel

    July 9, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    No worries about the first picture! It's moving…it's new…it's Scott taking a new direction. Yeah I LOVE it!

  18. Jazzbuff630

    July 9, 2009 at 7:54 pm


  19. Ivy Lane

    July 9, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Lordy! Those are SOME legs!!!!

  20. nicolaselhani

    July 9, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    The image is great. It's the in the moment relfex and how perfectly imperfect it is… that coupled with avant-garde of Prada… beautiful!

  21. Yoli

    July 9, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Is this a joke? I might add, a man with those pairs of legs can wear anything, however picture skinny hairy legs or obese legs in these and you can see the extreme error of this garment. The bottom garment in purple is best left to the very young.

  22. melody

    July 9, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    those cutoffs would only look good on that guy with the great legs. on everyother man they would look very bad, generally because men tend to have horrible tan lines and not so toned legs

  23. Kyle

    July 9, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Curse my hairy legs! I would wear the look if it weren't for that one little down-fall…

  24. bekkah

    July 9, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    i think it's a great image. true it doesn't really show off the shorts, but the shoulder area. but i love the focus!

  25. Me

    July 9, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Oh, my God! Anything on THOSE legs!!

  26. AimeeLovesYou

    July 9, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    I like that the picture of the cut-offs is 'in motion'. Much more interesting than it it were perfect & still.
    It makes the model's legs look -even more- sporty & fit.

  27. ultimate fashion junkie.

    July 9, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    ditto. those legs are amazing. and the shorts are fabulous.

  28. George

    July 9, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Those legs are intimidating! Do you need legs like that to pull them off? Whoops, double entendre! I mean, to wear them…

    I will wait until I see them on someone more mortal before I make a judgment.

  29. Thomas E.K.

    July 9, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Like the idea but I can't sayt hat I dig the execution.

  30. Nouvelle Vue

    July 9, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    I really like the patterns on the shirt and pants of the second model.

  31. Anonymous

    July 9, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Those shorts are very Bruno

  32. jules

    July 9, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    i actually love the 1st ph. the blurriness adds to its appeal
    the outfit is quite nice too

  33. Anonymous

    July 9, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    I'm sorry, those legs terrify me. Male or female, legs should not be so thin unless its natural. THAT does not look natural. Just my opinion.

  34. ajd

    July 10, 2009 at 12:25 am

    Is the shirt print in the first photo a little reminiscent of an MC Escher pattern? I'm glad to see a new tailored short!

  35. Zakuro Yugo (ZY)

    July 10, 2009 at 12:32 am

    This photo taken by you is nice enough to express what you said about Prada!!
    It is complicating to capture something and someone moving.
    So, i concentrate on seeing and feeling the shows much more than the pix.

    This total look is great,,,from the short pants, mesh cardigan, shirts to coat.

  36. Anonymous

    July 10, 2009 at 1:10 am

    Please Mr Schuman, find me someone in real life that dresses like this. I'm sure you'll have a hard time. Thats my problem with runway shows is that they aren't practical no one ever wear's this kind of stuff except on the runway.

  37. seawallrunner

    July 10, 2009 at 1:24 am

    Those legs are arresting. The coat, vest and shirt as well. Oh how I love the tones, the textures, the layers!

    But the shorts – meh-h. Cut the Prada pants from last summer? Oh dear, no. To the back to the closet, those go.

    The shoes without socks and those legs, be still my beating heart, I'm in LOVE!

  38. die Blume

    July 10, 2009 at 2:26 am

    It is true! While the shorts are great, those legs!

  39. Elly + Yin

    July 10, 2009 at 2:49 am

    I get a little dizzy looking at the first picture but I like it. Keep it coming!


  40. Little Rus

    July 10, 2009 at 3:10 am

    OMG… those legs…

  41. rafaela

    July 10, 2009 at 4:21 am

    I have to disagree with the general opinion on those legs. Far too skinny. With decent legs, maybe those cut-offs could work, but I don't want to see thighs that skinny on anyone. Thighs should be *bigger* than calves, people!

  42. Anonymous

    July 10, 2009 at 4:37 am

    1. Cut-offs are nothing for gentlemen.
    2. So sorry that also male models are pushed into shaving their legs.
    3. The prints of last summer are

  43. Simone

    July 10, 2009 at 6:36 am

    my mom says if I can't say anything good don't say anything at, zip, zipping it..wait those legs are amazing…

  44. The Cowboy

    July 10, 2009 at 7:31 am

    Isn't that the most amazing legs ever ?!

  45. Passport Foodie

    July 10, 2009 at 7:53 am

    I agree with Howdy. It's far too easy to obtain razor sharp photos in this digital world. People sometimes forget to incorporate other photographic techniques such as slower shutter speeds, like in this photo. I think it's well done.

    Passport Foodie

  46. Jenny

    July 10, 2009 at 7:59 am

    Cut off shorts not so important for men…

  47. ingefaer

    July 10, 2009 at 8:19 am

    The Photo is great! The outfit – not so much. Belongs on the runway.

  48. Yi

    July 10, 2009 at 8:29 am

    I think the shorts are cool – if you've got the legs to wear them- which this model obviously does!


  49. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    July 10, 2009 at 8:34 am

    Great pictures, both of them! Interestingly enough, when I look at runway pictures, I look 50% at what's ON the runway, and another 50% at what the first row of people are wearing. I feel it is more of-the-moment and certainly tons more wearable. The cut off slacks are something totally doable with fine trousers from thrift stores!!! Zanellas, anyone?
    Jorge from WPB

  50. Gary K.

    July 10, 2009 at 8:56 am

    Oh, no. These both, especially the top, look like Project Runway ideas gone bad.

  51. Soren Lorensen

    July 10, 2009 at 10:35 am

    HELP scary legs aaahh

  52. lintmag

    July 10, 2009 at 11:19 am

    The photo – love the blur, the legs-great and muscley, but those shorts on a guy? jamais! I think they'd look cute on a young girl with good legs, but even on a wilder-dressing gay man they are not ever going to be a great look in my opinion.

  53. alphaomega

    July 10, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    In theory, cut-off shorts like these are perfect for summer. But practically, I can't wear them to work…

  54. Anonymous

    July 10, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    Sorry, don't like this look one bit. Particularly the length at which the shorts are cut off…waaaay too short

  55. Kristen

    July 10, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    Oooo Hello photo #1..

  56. Anonymous

    July 10, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Right, Scott – update last year's Pradas by cutting them off – brilliant idea. If you are a gajillionaire!!! :-(

  57. Sprockette

    July 10, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    I really hate the first look. Summer fashion is supposed to look free spirited and fresh. This is just vamping your fall/winter wardrobe towards hotter tempuratures…cloudy day syndrome.

    The second look, however, makes me so nostalgic about last summer. It's beautiful.

  58. duncan

    July 10, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    I think the blurry shot of the legs is great, sometimes mistakes or accidents can be really beautifull!

  59. noelakadjtambour

    July 10, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    the photo of the legs are great for those studying anatomy, physiology are figure drawing…all the sinewy parts are showing and the individual muscles can be seen independently…crazy

  60. Questioner

    July 10, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Sart, the first picture is a great photo!

    But the shorts?!? If it's cold enough to wear a shirt buttoned all the way up, a sweater and a trenchcoat, isn't it too cold to wear shorts? And with the rough-edged cut off's, If I saw this person on the street I'd think that he was homeless and/or needs a few days rest at a hospital with some strong medication.

  61. Wanderlusting

    July 10, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Terrible – seriously. Most men I know do not have legs like a model and won't be able to pull this look off.

  62. Maria Noel

    July 10, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    omg! awesome legs!

  63. Maria Noel

    July 10, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    omg! awesome legs!

  64. Anonymous

    July 10, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    Forget about legs

    The lips on the second male model – poutable perfection!

  65. Anonymous

    July 11, 2009 at 3:44 am

    Thanks for making clear that the first picture was not some artistic stroke of genius on your part. Blurry does not make art.

    Speaking of art, your posts from the Venice workshop are awesome. Great to see you just shooting for fun again. The shots of the girls playing in the water made me think of a pic you took a long time ago. Guy was slapping a handball. Which brings up a good point. Everyone who visits this site owes it to themselves and Sart to look at every single post, from the very beginning, to now. This was an easier task back in 2007, when I first found this site. There were significantly less posts back then. I haven't done it in a while, but as you can see, they all stick with you. You'll have a greater appreciation for his growth as a photographer, and a clearer understanding of how he's effectively cataloging the history of fashion here. Things have changed since 2005….

    Obviously my respect is due and present, but you're crazy with this herringbone underwear, Sart. Good Lord, someone called this guy's legs "gams"! Unacceptable. This looks like a drag show. The guy at Pitti with the mailman shorts 6/18/09: those were good. May 08/08- those are guy shorts. These are short. They're too short, on a girl. They're too short, on a girl with great "gams". I mean, I'd take a second look. But come on.

    Don't apologize for taking pics from menstyle; you're probably the only reason anyone goes there.

  66. Crisman

    July 11, 2009 at 5:22 am

    1. Your 1st photo is amazing. Great Shot!

    2. Shorts are getting shorter for men and I love it.

    3. I am totally ripping this idea off of Dior.

  67. chicmuse

    July 11, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    this is crazy. I love it!


  68. Amor de Cosmos

    July 11, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    Regarding the second, borrowed, photo: This is a great look. How come whenever I dress like this, everybody just laughs at me? Just wondering.

  69. KL

    July 11, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    Yes the cut-off method is a very inventive idea, you get some great shorts from it :) Great for the summer. <3 Prada.

  70. Anonymous

    July 11, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    i say, if you have legs that look like that, i will help you cut your pants off. damn!

  71. Anonymous

    July 12, 2009 at 1:15 am

    I loved the cut-off dress pant shorts at Prada.

    You did?(!!)


  72. TO

    July 12, 2009 at 2:07 am

    John Varvatos has plaid cut shorts like this-> cool

  73. Anonymous

    July 12, 2009 at 5:17 am

    Ghastly & too short for the dressiness of the ret of the outfit, beach wear maybe??? Stylistically its completely out of balance & is totally messing with my head!!! wrong, wrong, wrong.

  74. Bombshell Kitten

    July 13, 2009 at 2:17 am

    There are no words to describe how amazing those pieces are. Fab!

  75. Anonymous

    July 13, 2009 at 4:29 am

    Well if I had legs like that I would never wear long pants again. HAWT!!!!

  76. Anonymous

    July 13, 2009 at 8:48 am

    Oh, those legs — wow! He must be a cyclist! (That would explain the shave *and* the tan, as well as the incredibly "cut" muscles!) (-:

    Incidentally, I find it odd that people are commenting about this guy's legs being "too skinny," when it's *so* much easier, naturally, for a young guy to have legs like that than it is for a woman to have legs so slim at the thigh; and nobody *ever* seems to complain here about the crazy-skinny *women's* limbs being "too thin"!!

  77. The Clever Pup

    July 13, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    Words cannot describe how ghastly I think these herringbone cutoffs are.

  78. youaremyworld

    July 14, 2009 at 4:25 am

    I worry that I might see too much thigh jiggle on men and they will have to start shaving their legs for a trend like this.

  79. Juliann Wilding

    July 16, 2009 at 10:28 am

    WOW – mens' legs cause a lot of controversy!

    this is how my husband dresses this season! i got a handful of pairs of nice trousers from a charity shop – Pierre Cardin, Banana Republic, other mid-level brands – and cut + hemmed them about at short as these herringbone numbers. they look WONDERFUL and he loves them, and he is a straight, strapping male ex-triathlete with lovely, normally hairy men's legs.

    MEN get over your repression. legs are sexy!

    why do dudes feel completely comfortable whipping their shirts off at the first sign of sun, revealing bare chests, hairy armpits, shoulders and collarbone but a little leg is out of the question?

    and – this model is lean, but his legs are ripped. and you can see hair on the calf – perhaps he is either blonde or just not very hairy, and even if he has engaged in hair removal, he IS a model for crying out loud.

    i am really surpised at the outrage. my husband and i will continue to boldly try to proliferate this as a fashion option for the non-repressed leggy males and their female or male admirers.

  80. Le 21ème

    July 18, 2009 at 3:11 am

    Forget the shorts! They are nothing without his legs! Look at his legs. Only in dreams could mine look so good!


  81. kidlazy

    July 21, 2009 at 6:30 am

    I love that style and ireally want that shirt!!lol now!!1

  82. Bill

    July 21, 2009 at 6:31 am

    wow thats amazing!!kinda reminds of duchamp london tho..

  83. sam talbot-kelly

    November 14, 2011 at 12:11 am

    I love both outfits, I would love both pants at any length, these images make the men look smashing, absolutely fantastic clothes. I just got back from Vancouver fashion show, loved it too but the quality fused with elegance wasn’t always there in some of the work, bound to happen of course nevertheless when you see the lovely marriage of craft, sophistication and imagination you know you are seeing a work of art…thank you for sharing your photos!

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