Thursday, July 5, 2012

On the Scene…..i-D Party, London


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  1. Gray Cat Can Fly

    July 5, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Little weird but I like it :)

  2. Antonio Jose Guzman

    July 5, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Punks meets disco, urban, Alexander McQueen and granny style ;-)

  3. Eva

    July 5, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Great shot, futuristic fashion!

  4. Kat

    July 5, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Wow! Are his sandals, shorts, and jacket a matching set?

  5. linda

    July 5, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Looks like a fashion student, with no money to buy shoes….. and, once again, sport sabots with socks are a big NO.

  6. Julia

    July 5, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    SHOES? Zuckerberg inspired.
    Pants? Adorable fusion with the glitter details!

  7. Julia

    July 5, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Shoes? Zuckerberg inspired.
    Pants? Adorable fusion with the glitter details on that jacket!

  8. StyleVOCI.

    July 5, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    he looks like he had a long day, the expression looks great!

  9. Javier

    July 5, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Sorry man, I like this web site very much but………….. this guy is ridiculous. Don´t try to sell me this, like fashion tendence, please. Still there are some limits……..I hope.

    • Vlad

      July 19, 2012 at 4:32 pm

      I agree completely

  10. carola

    July 5, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    wow! so strange this look !

  11. Kiel West

    July 5, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Great attitude in the pic, but the footwear just kills this outfit’s chances of being a success.

  12. Theresa

    July 5, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    wow, I’m shocked, is that a skirt? hopefully not…..
    well, not my style :DD

  13. Tonia

    July 5, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Hmmm…..not a fan of the look, but hats off to him for being bold and courageous in his personal style. For that reason, i like this photo.

  14. Johnny

    July 5, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Love the shoot but not the way he’s dressed!

  15. ttea

    July 5, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    I like that it’s in black and white, it gives it a really cool feel. I’m not sure I get the socks and sandals with the shiny pants.

  16. reem

    July 5, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    This is not fashonable nor stylish i don’t like it greets from Amman

  17. min jeong 민정

    July 5, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Hansome boy!!

  18. Ivona

    July 5, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    a very i-D style and the photograph too.

    still, I can’t handle socks and slippers :))

  19. irene

    July 5, 2012 at 5:32 pm

  20. CultureShockArt

    July 5, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Maybe if the socks were sequined…

  21. Cristián Pavez Díaz

    July 5, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Sandals and socks, I’m not so sure. The rest seems cool.
    Greetings from Santiago, Chile.
    Twitter: @cristianpavezd

  22. j'ecris

    July 5, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Interesting attempt at edginess but ultimately the boy just looks…confused, maybe?

  23. Carmen

    July 5, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Fantastic! nothing to hide, I wear what I want! And this is simply awsome, specially that look in his eyes…!

    Your B/W is really amazing!!

  24. Peter

    July 5, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Yess! Sandals with socks – very in right now. Although it’s funny that everyone’s saying that, because I feel like I’ve been seeing it on the runway in menswear for a long time.

    x Peter @ http://low–

  25. Sara

    July 5, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    punk-boho…mmm interesting combination!!!

  26. Jaygo

    July 5, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    SO hard for menswear to truly break out of its modern conservatism, where anything decorative, experimental, ostentatious gets a bad reaction. Until lots more guys go sartorially feral, the sober constraints will stay in place.

  27. irene's closet

    July 5, 2012 at 6:13 pm

  28. CM

    July 5, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Love that he took ownership over the repetition of print And comfort.

  29. Martine

    July 5, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Cute boy!!!! It works for me. A bit odd, but i-D to a T! Great photo too! For some reason he looks like he is a little bit cold, and the sweater thing isn’t warm enough. But I don’t know why I think that.

  30. MrEssentialist

    July 5, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Socks n’ Sandals – always fun.

  31. Simbarashe

    July 5, 2012 at 6:33 pm

  32. Just A Person

    July 5, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    The most couture chilling out clothes have ever looked. Fucking awesome and deplorable all in one image.

  33. Just a thought...

    July 5, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    The outfit is very fitting to i-D, and the socks and those shoes are just so boyish. I think many women would find him more interesting then a more perfectly dressed gent. Women really often don’t go for well dressed men, especially for a younger guy. The perfectly cut suit with pants that show the socks, the immaculately rolled sleeve and well fitting, ironed slacks are a bit too thought out for many women even if they are elegant and minimalist. Of course, other men really like it. Women can dress up all they want, even if guys don’t love it, they still won’t care. If such things matter to a person at all, that is.

  34. Su Vilamor

    July 5, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Socks & slippers?!?! Come on… that’s definitely not stylish…

  35. Alexander Hugh Jarse

    July 5, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Great attitude! But then you’d need if you were going to appear in public looking like a prize Rhode Island Red…

  36. Alessandra Frega

    July 5, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    I don’t like his style!!

  37. jani

    July 5, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    I’m sorry, but I don’t think baggy, long basketball-style shorts are a good look on anyone, ever, even as well put together this whole look is.

  38. VOtre Amie

    July 5, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    I love the sparkle, sandal, sock combo.

  39. Lindsey

    July 5, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    This outfit is a bit odd.but I love the black and white photo

  40. *sP

    July 5, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    …crap! Just a Person has said too perfectly. I can only co-sign… on the second line,” Fucking awesome and deplorable all in one image.”

  41. io caprone

    July 5, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Fantastico. Me lo encanto!

  42. Juergen

    July 5, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    First night picture!!!! Awesome Monsieur Schuman.

  43. Lauren (BestTrendz)

    July 5, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    I don’t like the socks and sandals, but his shorts are really something else!

  44. [email protected]

    July 5, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Ha! Looks like he’s been a little too long at the party!

  45. Ahmad

    July 5, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Really different, koodos to this guy who had the courage to wear it!

  46. Kim

    July 5, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Love it! Shows that taking chances can work out clothes-wse. Sequinned basketball shorts – craziness!

  47. LIZPR

    July 5, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    WOW! If anybody can pull off the dreaded socks/sandals scenario, it’s this dude!

  48. Larissa

    July 5, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Are you all serious? This is ridiculous and the epitome of everything that is wrong and risible about fashion commentary.

  49. Rebecca

    July 5, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    Ah…style! How each individual interprets it and makes it his or her own is what makes this world the rich, visually diverse, and intriguing place that it is!

  50. Miss K

    July 6, 2012 at 12:22 am

    Love his style!

  51. une chatte grise

    July 6, 2012 at 12:55 am

    Not sure why, but this really is working on him. Perhaps it’s the “Yeah. They’re sequins. And your point would be?” vibe.

  52. Iliyana

    July 6, 2012 at 1:14 am

    i just don’t get it????

  53. Gon

    July 6, 2012 at 2:06 am


    i love this pic!

  54. Serdane

    July 6, 2012 at 2:15 am

    Original outfits. Love the skirt with sequins.

  55. Jhon

    July 6, 2012 at 2:25 am

    Wow,so beautiful and awesome post.Gorgeous and fantastic effort..

  56. WhiteCloset

    July 6, 2012 at 2:43 am

    Love everything apart from those.. socks and shoes… I would’ve added something else!


  57. veronique

    July 6, 2012 at 2:47 am

    ugh…are you sure about this one?

  58. Mira

    July 6, 2012 at 2:49 am

    If you´re cool like that you can wear that. Sadly I´m not. One day when I´m brave enough I´ll try sandals with socks :D


  59. Très Awesome

    July 6, 2012 at 3:10 am

    Outstanding! So rare to see street style night shots, kind of refreshing :)

    Très Awesome – Chicago Street Style

  60. christine

    July 6, 2012 at 3:13 am

    my god…he looks like my grandmother..
    why he did that to his outfit?
    I wouldn’t help my self laughing if I was somewhere near .
    Scott please explain us did you find something attractive in here?

  61. TheShoelosophy

    July 6, 2012 at 3:31 am

    Actually I’d say that this pair is a no go.
    But look at that, he really killed it and it looks fantastic.

  62. Eva

    July 6, 2012 at 3:47 am

    That is one unique party look! I (think I) like it ;)

  63. almudena

    July 6, 2012 at 3:48 am

  64. timg

    July 6, 2012 at 4:02 am

    Oh London! How I love thee!

  65. alkmini

    July 6, 2012 at 4:10 am

    Sorry, it’s too much for me. Too much effort.

  66. Michelle Lee

    July 6, 2012 at 4:12 am


    July 6, 2012 at 4:21 am

    original outfit!!!

  68. L

    July 6, 2012 at 4:42 am

    those sandals and socks, not so much. everything else is cool.

  69. m.c. modadicoppia

    July 6, 2012 at 4:57 am

    just a little bit funny, but it is also out of the ordinary style….something different !

    Bye, m.c. modadicoppia

    follow us :

  70. Lovelypollyapple

    July 6, 2012 at 5:00 am

    Socks are awful, but short pants are so glamorous and sparkling! Love the pants!


    July 6, 2012 at 5:10 am

    I love a man who dares, yeahhhhhhhhhhh.
    I want his skirt.
    thank you for your avid eye.

  72. Utterly

    July 6, 2012 at 5:20 am

    Its all Shuan Samson S/S 13…watch this name.

  73. Remy

    July 6, 2012 at 5:21 am

    I like the rhyme in this outfit: the glitter of the jacket, the glitter of the slacks, the glitter of the sandals and the white of the shirt and the socks.
    Yes, I like it very much.
    Greetings from a rainy Amsterdam. It never stops here.

  74. Christine, Copenhagen

    July 6, 2012 at 5:29 am

    Very brave, and he gets away with it! love it.

  75. Manon

    July 6, 2012 at 5:43 am

  76. marg

    July 6, 2012 at 6:05 am

    To be honest – in eastern Europe this kind of mix – flip flops and socks always is unacceptable mix – everyone laugh of it… But this guy on your picture seems like a style Martian or an alien in a positive meaning of this word:)))))).

    see my own story on:

  77. AID

    July 6, 2012 at 6:47 am

    well, if he ever becomes a rapper his name should be yung pharao…

  78. Milica

    July 6, 2012 at 7:13 am

    Now that is BRAVE!

  79. Foteini P.

    July 6, 2012 at 7:27 am

    I think the dreaded socks/sandals scenario is just funny/scary !
    And only one word comes in mind -> why?????????

  80. Rana

    July 6, 2012 at 7:40 am


  81. CBC

    July 6, 2012 at 7:59 am

    he looks like a Prince…….of some crazy island is the South Pacific…..the socks??????

  82. Simone

    July 6, 2012 at 8:34 am

    With those white socks he looks like a german tourist!

  83. Editorial

    July 6, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Wow love this urban and futuristic mix up! So unique

  84. haidee

    July 6, 2012 at 8:42 am

  85. Ale J Ben

    July 6, 2012 at 8:51 am

    i love this look and the photo :)

  86. Sevan

    July 6, 2012 at 9:02 am

    What is he drinking (and thinking ) ?

  87. - Claudia Gontovnik

    July 6, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Love people who dare do whatever they like with their style even if it’s in questionable taste.

  88. Keziah

    July 6, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Nooo, white socks haha

  89. Alan

    July 6, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Hmmmm tricky one, I just can’t see past the sandals and socks..

    this guy needs some boots in his life!!!

  90. Leeloo

    July 6, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Buffalo Boy! ala Ray Petri. Very retro, very on point!

  91. Stella

    July 6, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Great photo. I have no idea what is going on here fashion wise though.

  92. M.

    July 6, 2012 at 9:51 am

    We have arrived at a point in time when apparently viable young men are called brave and courageous for wearing socks and sandals.

  93. Dottie

    July 6, 2012 at 10:04 am

    What a great take on the grandpa cardigan! I love it! I’m inspired to make something similar. I think this would be a more wearable outfit if he let that be the center of attention and everything else be understated–jeans, t-shirt, cool sneakers, lose the necklace. Right now he just looks like a modern pimp.

  94. jolie

    July 6, 2012 at 10:08 am

    adoro questa foto la trovo stupenda ed il ragazzo è molto bello!


  95. paxton

    July 6, 2012 at 11:02 am

    he looks great….& is certainly sorting out your commenters into the real fashion animals, & the others…..thank god for London…

  96. abigail

    July 6, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    talk about being confident in your manhood!


  97. Kate

    July 6, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Only in London… :)


  98. JV

    July 6, 2012 at 1:17 pm


  99. enki

    July 6, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Simply the best dressed human being ever! And how could i be alive without that awesome shorts? drop crotch & sequin? Yes, yes and yes!

  100. Priya

    July 6, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Please tell me those are bedazzled basketball shorts. LOVE! I can handle that athletic wear, it is SO glam!

  101. Victor Naves

    July 6, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Scotish look revisited.

  102. Luisa C

    July 6, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Of course, it had to be either London or NYC. Kinda wish I could see it in color, I love shiny stuffs!

  103. Esteban Jaramillo

    July 6, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Everything from Shaun Samson. Direct from the runway.

  104. Inês

    July 6, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Only makes sense if the party is being held in his backyard. Everything waistdown is “strictly couch&TV appropriate”. Yes, even with sequins.

  105. Ann-Marie

    July 6, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Oh no…lose the old grandpa white socks and sandals please!! No way will this look cool….ever.

  106. carole

    July 6, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Style is dancing to your own drummer….good for him!

  107. Erika

    July 6, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    OMG Matthew Stone!!!! I’ve loved him and his photography for a few years. and the styling in his editorials—- just the epitome of great fashion. would be a serious wet dream to work for him. Love from Hong Kong!

  108. Jen

    July 6, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    I’m speechless.

  109. heather

    July 6, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    The outfit is silly, so why should the sandals be anything else? Bravo!!

  110. Abby

    July 7, 2012 at 12:27 am

    a million yeses.

  111. melanie

    July 7, 2012 at 4:08 am

    Amazing that you captured this look! I could just about accept the skirt (?) but the socks and glitter bath sandals… absolutely NOT!

  112. Chahrazad

    July 7, 2012 at 4:37 am

    What a glitter and glamour outfit.


  113. Hollywood Fashion

    July 7, 2012 at 5:07 am

    Haha, guess Marc Jacobs is doing a pretty good job spreading the skirt trend for men! But yeah, what’s up with the ugly ass shoes?!

  114. ArcticSummer

    July 7, 2012 at 6:37 am

    Is that a skirt?

  115. Boston Guy

    July 7, 2012 at 8:03 am

    Sandals and socks, don’t knock it ’till you’ve tried it. Great for weekend shopping in the city when you may not want your hooves hanging out. Liberate your lifestyle. Try something new. Thanks to those who posted the designer and the subject. Great to learn that stuff! Gotta grab my Birks and head out. hahahahaha

  116. Linden

    July 7, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Boring look. Every other young man in San Jose, CA is dressed in some variation of this. The Sartorialist needs to come to the West Coast every now and then.

  117. SebastianMx

    July 7, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Skirt or short??? I’m not sure, but looks amazing!!!

  118. Antonio

    July 7, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    I’m sorry, but this picture makes me want to never ever come back to this blog. White socks and flops will never, ever, ever, look good. Never.

  119. Lydia

    July 7, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    I adore him. He looks amazing.

  120. Lydia

    July 7, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    P.S. you can see how the late McQueen has inspired him. The ‘I don’t give a fu*k’ look on his face, to a point of almost anarchism. Colouring outside the lines, but still close enough that it’s attainable. Truly British.

  121. CamMi Pham

    July 7, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    This outfit is kind of weird…not a fan sorry.

  122. ali

    July 8, 2012 at 4:43 am

    having been a reader of i-D on and off since the eighties, this image almost feels nostalgic to me. So I’m finding it really surprising to see read down the comments and see how many people are ‘shocked’ by it. I’m surprised how conservative (with a small ‘c’) the Sartorialist readership are today. London style must be etched into me more deeply than I thought!

  123. Juanita

    July 8, 2012 at 4:44 am

    How cool is he?!! This is what I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE about London – you can just do your own thing and nobody bothers you! Looking fabulous and happy in his own skin xxx

  124. geroithe

    July 8, 2012 at 11:45 am

    unique dress sense, but not my cup of tea. *cringes* this will be the equivalent of a fashion-disaster in my country.

  125. Alexa

    July 8, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    what was he thinking with the shoes and socks? Well, everyhing, really. Blech.

  126. Jackie

    July 8, 2012 at 6:43 pm


  127. holly

    July 8, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    I think he looks completely sexy.

  128. Olga

    July 8, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    I just love it, and I’m not even 100% sure why! It works!

  129. Moon

    July 9, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    No. Just no. Seriously, no.


    /If indeed that is the fashion ANYWHERE

  130. lilla

    July 9, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    his face expression reminds me to Alexander McQueen.

  131. Gemma

    July 9, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Adore this!
    Definatly biased though coming from London. Socks and Sandles the english way ha

  132. Joe

    July 10, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    i have never posted on this blog before after years of gentle browsing; but THIS IS TOO MUCH YOU MUPPETS. that man is wearing white socks, sandals, and sequin.

    probably a reason why the shot ended in block and white so the sequin dress/pants doesn’t overpower everything.

  133. David

    July 11, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    The entire look is unfortunate, but the worst part is the footwear

  134. Sam

    July 12, 2012 at 12:36 am

    I’m with ali on this one – as someone who hung around in London quite a bit during the early/mid-eighties (AKA an “oldster” now), this is a nostalgic look for me. This kind of thing was fairly standard in the clubs back then. Judging by the majority of posts here, it’s depressing how much more conservative tastes have become. Anyone here heard of Ray Petri? (look him up). Hate to think what kind of reaction Liegh Bowry might get here…

  135. duckalicious

    July 13, 2012 at 7:52 am

    fucks given: zero. I dig.

  136. H.M. Carson

    July 13, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Everything about this ensemble is repulsive.

  137. Dizzy Tea

    July 15, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Just… no.

  138. Jinny

    July 20, 2012 at 1:32 am

    why is people hating? i love it!! he exudes confidence. Is his shoes shiny as well? awesome.

  139. ar

    July 21, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    The socks and sandals make him look like a dirtbag, and not in a good way.

  140. benj

    August 7, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    belated comment, but facing the hate he got from everyone: I love everything about it – the attitude, the outfit, the pose – could never pull off the sandal/sock combination myself but i bet he handled it very well… just gorgeous…

  141. S Hadden

    August 22, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Shirt, Shorts, Sock, Sandles, Sequins. No. No. No. No. White T. Fair enough.

  142. kylie

    October 29, 2012 at 9:49 am

    his name is Matthew Josephs and he’s a stylist for the magazine i-D and obviously what he is wearing is a commentary on fashion!

    there is a sense of irony here, people!

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