great mix of color and pattern and then he goes too far with the cutesy pumps which may be ok in certain zipcodes for mixing ‘tinis by the fire but not in the morning unless he’s just on his way home from a night at Studio 54.
It’s engaging trying to figure out people by their look. This man looks like he is very taken with elegance yet, for the flea market, wants to give it his best country-gentleman spin. It doesn’t quite work for me but I do like how he’s having fun with his style. Good for him!
i love the orange jacket and his country look,i do think that a pair of “Belgian”shoes in brown would have been super with his whole outfit……can one still buy Belgian shoes in NYC?
But i do not see why he can not wear his slippers on the street,if he feels comfortable in them,our feet have to carry us around all day,Bob Geldorf went furthur,and wore a pair of black velvet embroidered slippers,from Trickers in Jermyn Street in London,right across Ethiopia.That elegant style,bearing a monogram,crest or decoration in gold wire,is known as an Albert slipper.The best slippers are made with padded interiors and light leather soles,and they are as loved and cherished by fathers as they are feared by their sons.
ok folks, I gotta defend “the shoes” . . . . . I own a SHAMEFULLY number of these shoes, a few pairs of Stubbs, but mainly from an amazing shoppe on Jermyn Street in London. They are some of the most durable, comfortable (fully quilted interior) footwear that I have . . . . and, yes, I wear them everyday with jeans/sportcoat or trousers/sweater . . . .
and as far as “appropriate in some zipcodes” comment goes . . . ummmmmm
well, let me start that over again . . . One of the reasons that I LOVE this site, and the reason that I come back to it everyday . . . is that it’s about STYLE not fashion.
Fashion is about rules and hemlines and “hot” colours and “must-have” accessories . . .
Style is about knowing what looks best on you and how you want to world to see you regardless of “the rules” that season . . .
and don’t think Scott’s recommending that we ALL run out and buy velvet shoes to wear on our weekend errands . . . . but that’s what THIS guy felt like on Saturday . . . . so no matter WHAT zipcode you live in . . . . be brave with you clothing . . . be individual with your appearance . . . . and be open minded about other people’s “style” . . . .
crap . . . . I might trip trying to get down from this soapbox . . . . . yikes . . . .
Is he wearing a Barbour jacket? Didn’t we just see that on a stylish gent a week or so ago in black. Orange is a strong commitment. Good for him! I do agreee though about the shoes. Seems brown suede boots or Chestnut suede wingtips would have been great.
So enjoy the blog Sart! Thanks for giving us Style nerds a place to chat! My wife just said, “I think you have found your hobby.”
“I like to hunt in class…at flea markets. I’ve got money (so states my bright safety-orange, I-hunt-quail-at-plantations-jacket), but please antique dealer, give me a bargain on those quaint salt and pepper shakers?”
Orange and moss work well together…as for the quilting, with his body type I would avoid it – makes him look heavier than he is. The shoes are a bit off – but then he might find them the most comfortable on earth to wear outside. Wonder what he wears when it rains.
Great choice of orange quilted coat, unuaual, but sets off an interesting slightly flung-together look. The green and browns are all good together, but the shoes are silly – a pair of good brogues would have been so much more appropriate.
OK, once again my words went away before I was done. I wanted to see if I could enlarge the picture to get a better look at the shoes that have some of you so annoyed. They seem to be Belgian loafers (a term I learned only recently) that you can find at Rubinacci in a dazzling array of colors (I’m sure many other places sell them too) and often on the feet of Luca (Rubinacci) himself – a man of unquestionable, dare I say impeccable, taste in clothing (I’m not saying you have to like it).
Anyway, I was going on about how this must be the most stylish flea market ever, or one that actually has a dress code to get in. Sart has several other pictures of people here who are dressed to kill as the saying goes – making me long for winter and, otherwise, just trying a little harder even tho we have those dreaded triple digit heat indices here in the provincial District of Columbia.
Oh, I was also intrigued by the English chap’s remark that this guy’s look is so “outrageously vulgar” that it actually looks good. My goodness! How does one even respond? Maybe he’s in a type of faux British wear, but to my eye it doesn’t look that different from what I’ve seen the royals wearing about one or other of their castles – perhaps he considers them vulgar as well. At any rate, I think he exudes confidence, money and style if not maybe a little miffed at being photographed – well then, you could have said “No.” Regardless, considering it was December in New York, he looks incredibly well turned out – we should all do so well. Thanks. dcinDC.