Wednesday, August 9, 2006

On The Street…..57th Street, New York

I love the unexpected green shoes with this pretty straight forward summer look
I have talked before about matching a pocket square to a shirt, or a tie or sportcoat but I don’t think I have ever considered having it complement your hat-band. Well played sir!


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  1. Paul

    August 9, 2006 at 5:55 pm

    I love the fit of his jacket. I think he looks very sharp in total. For me, not being a hat person, I find the hate adding too much to the look.

  2. herringbonekid

    August 9, 2006 at 6:50 pm

    i wouldn’t call this look straight forward at all. the unusual shaped hat gives it a whole other feel.

  3. Carlene

    August 9, 2006 at 7:07 pm

    This whole ensemble is just so…cool. But his face is the best part.

  4. Tamberk

    August 9, 2006 at 7:10 pm

    Tres, tres raffine’! tres chic!
    love the green shoes!

  5. Kathleen

    August 9, 2006 at 7:21 pm

    I’m not a fan of the overall look: think it’s too busy, with the shoes, pants, bag, shirt, jacket, hankerchief, hat and hatband all working in different colour families.

    But I DO like his shoes, and I LOVE the hat. It looks excellent, and the close-up shows that he’s very secure in the fact that it looks excellent. Good for him! He pulls it off.

  6. WWND

    August 9, 2006 at 10:18 pm


  7. david20000

    August 9, 2006 at 10:52 pm

    The shoes are great, I need a pair. His smug expression seems to identify him as a fashionista, which undermines the seemingly carefree nature of his ensemble.

  8. JA Firebrand

    August 9, 2006 at 11:33 pm

    Busy no, smashing and confident yes!

  9. The Sartorialist

    August 9, 2006 at 11:36 pm

    thanks for the post
    don’t forget some people are more comfortable in front of a camera than others especially when someone stops them in the street

    I think the look you are seeing is more one of puzzlement over who I am and why i am stopping him to take his photo

  10. fashmoda

    August 10, 2006 at 5:04 am

    Shoes, shirt, jacket … perfect. and the hat is gorgeous.

    This is a style that should be seen more all over the world. Style not fashion.

    Saluti da Milano

  11. Crash

    August 10, 2006 at 6:47 am

    Very cool, love the details… Shame about the Prada bag…

    • dcinDC

      March 25, 2013 at 3:03 pm

      Why a “shame” about the bag? More bag snobbery… He’s got stuff to shlep around New York – what’s the issue with the bag. It’s just a bag!!!

  12. Elessa

    August 10, 2006 at 7:22 am

    Complimenti per il blog…mi piace…

  13. Nic

    August 10, 2006 at 10:00 am

    There was one thing that put it into the ‘love’ category for me: shoes! Perfecto! Men don’t experiment with shoe color so much and the green adds a subtle touch.

  14. David

    August 10, 2006 at 12:43 pm

    The pocket square doesn’t match OR complement the hat band. They both have stripes, that’s all. Colorwise it’s closer to the shirt. My take with pocket squares is that they should pull together disparate parts (colors, patterns, or both) of the WHOLE outfit– they should never “match” any of it!

  15. GusW

    August 10, 2006 at 12:49 pm

    Green shoes=fashion confidence

  16. whyioughtta

    August 10, 2006 at 12:55 pm

    I like his look, like the shoes, but I wish he’d chosen a different bag–something more complementary to the summery feel of the ‘ensemble’.

  17. Anonymous

    August 10, 2006 at 2:31 pm

    I like this alot, but it would look even more refined if he aged 20 years.

    The shoes are fantastic. I’ve only ever seen 2 pairs of green shoes, on this man and on Nana Boateng earlier on your blog. They both looked fantastic. Maybe i should invest.

  18. Anonymous

    August 10, 2006 at 2:32 pm

    oh wait those were yellow with a green jacket.

    i’ll have to buy yellow AND green shoes now

  19. Victor

    August 10, 2006 at 3:41 pm

    Best outfit on the blog for a little while. Some people just can pull it all off. Compliments to the wearer

  20. SuMisura

    August 10, 2006 at 11:51 pm

    This outfit screams class, tradition and hip. Who says you cant go home again?

    Jacket could be luciano barbera, but I’m not positive.

    Either way it’s a winner.

  21. martine

    August 11, 2006 at 2:05 am

    I absolutely love the bag!!! This page is pure undiluted pleasure. As a Frenchwoman I feel flattered that Paris is a favourite locale. But why so few of us older women?

  22. bryan @ shotgunfreude

    August 11, 2006 at 2:17 am

    those shoes kick ass. I want them.

    The combination of all the parts is terrific. Not many people could get away with making that hat fit together. Light jacket with dark pants is easy to screw up but he does it just right.

  23. Anonymous

    August 12, 2006 at 12:21 pm

    A fashionable version of Indian Jones.

  24. Anonymous

    August 16, 2006 at 7:35 pm

    now this guy definitely has style! bingo. but he looks a little high-maintenance, which i might find intimidating.

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