Tuesday, December 2, 2008

On the Street…. About Shape, NYC

Maybe it’s because I have a hard time finding a DB that would look decent on me (so I am totally jealous) but I love this shot of Robert in super casual DB mode.


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  1. Iheartfashion

    December 2, 2008 at 9:45 am

    He looks great!
    Love the tapered cut of the trousers.

  2. Dan in Richmond

    December 2, 2008 at 9:46 am

    Robert has yet to fail in my eyes. DB jacket and super-casual mode are not usually spoken in the same breath, but here he is doing it and looking good and blown up 400% I can see that yes, he’s wearing an ascot! I love it.

  3. Stratos Bacalis

    December 2, 2008 at 9:46 am

    The whole point of DB is looking more formal, so that is one point off. Casual DB jackets is what ruined it in the late 70s and 80s.
    The whole shape is wrong here. I don’t like looking like a carrot and I think neither would most men out there. Another point off.
    The good tailoring of the pieces and the colour combinations are great though.

  4. Anonymous

    December 2, 2008 at 9:55 am

    Yes, that is a fabulous jacket, nice dark shade of black. Great shot, busy backdrop. Is he wearing socks?

  5. XAVS

    December 2, 2008 at 9:57 am

    GORGEOUS! He looks sophisticated, trendy with those lovely glasses – exactly like mines by the way, lol – and the way he poses…my god, so poethic!

  6. letslivefast

    December 2, 2008 at 10:02 am

    I am also in love with this shot of Robert :)

  7. Carlos Gonzalez

    December 2, 2008 at 10:03 am

    Perhaps an unstructured double-breasted blazer, made of a thick fabric would do? It would look sharp, but not stiff. Just like the one this guy is wearing

  8. Raul

    December 2, 2008 at 10:04 am

    LOVE the look. I like the fact he is not wearing jeans or anything casual. He wears the jacket as a coat. Love the scruffy beard and the rimmed glasses. Good job once again.

  9. gregorytoddsmith

    December 2, 2008 at 10:12 am

    I saw an excellent 70′s Navy issue Peacoat at a vintage shop, here in Baton Rouge. It was in great condition and was actually fitted, around the waist. But, the sleeves were huge – not in length, but girth. It was $120, but I just couldn’t justify spending that much on something that would make me feel so much like Robin Williams in Popeye.

  10. styling boss

    December 2, 2008 at 10:14 am

    Your stylish model appears to be posing in a precarious spot. First the Prada shoe cruelty, and now models placed in busy intersections.

  11. Anonymous

    December 2, 2008 at 10:33 am

    I like the color combination and the shape of the jacket. However, I think the tapered trousers make him look pear shaped, a slightly wider leg might be more flattering. The worn in shoes and the glasses are perfection.

  12. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    December 2, 2008 at 10:43 am

    The loose fit of the DB would only pair well, IMHO, with slim pants such as the ones he is wearing; otherwise, the effect would be an additional 20 lbs on your frame. It is sort of like a fitness model wearing big things just because they can- it doesn’t mean the rest of us should!!! Was this picture staged? Is the guy actually standing in “the box” in the front of idling traffic??? Jorge from W Palm Beach

  13. Anonymous

    December 2, 2008 at 10:52 am

    Here the pants length is just right. Otherwise very much to my taste. I like American classical glass frames so much better than European ones, which are often impractical while too stylish.

  14. Matthew

    December 2, 2008 at 11:11 am

    The whole outfit is amazing. I definitely want some of those shoes, why is it that almost every guy on this blog has the greatest footwear?

  15. May Kasahara

    December 2, 2008 at 11:25 am

    I love the length of his pants + shoes.

  16. Anonymous

    December 2, 2008 at 11:40 am

    Don’t be too jealous, my man. It takes more than a DB to make a man look good.

  17. Anonymous

    December 2, 2008 at 11:50 am

    hey! guys help the economy and your look, get a shoe shine!

  18. jamesy

    December 2, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    great shapes and incredible angle to shot him! Looks fantastic!

  19. Alice Olive

    December 2, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    It’s the whole ensemble that looks good. No single element to pull out, it all works together. The tapered shapes, colours, even his frames.

  20. Remah

    December 2, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    I love his shoes! And his Woody Allen looking glasses.

  21. Anonymous

    December 2, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    great jacket on a handsome guy, but not loving the pants or shoes.

  22. Anonymous

    December 2, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    does anybody know what shoes those are?

  23. barb.

    December 2, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    great outfit. amazing shot. and the shoes!!!!

  24. green lantern

    December 2, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    Nope…coarsh wool finish of the jacket with smooth polished finished cotton pants?…that will never do! Jacket on its own is great as are the pants. I would have worn a tartan plaid pair of pants (same cut)with a bright shirt. Take better care of those shoes and put some socks on! Sockless is not always a fashion forward appearance.

  25. Luca

    December 2, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    The DB looks great; however, the absence of socks clashes very badly with the warmth of the rest of the attire.
    Sorry for being so Milanese.

  26. Anonymous

    December 2, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    Something’s always irritated me about some of these shots that pop up from time to time: It’s not the quality of the shot really– your compositions are always great. I am really irritated by the fact that some of these individuals insist on posing with their mobile. Please put the mobile away for the brief moment you’re being immortalized by the Sartorialist!

    Having said that, Robert looks awesome. Very classic mod.



    December 2, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    great outfit, perfect blazer and love the tapered trousers that have just the right lenght!

  28. Anonymous

    December 2, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    Robert who?

  29. Richard

    December 2, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    no, you’re crazy. the guy has great shoes, and they’re perfect the way they are; a shine would totally ruin it.

    any idea where they’re from?

    but agreed – he’s posing very obviously

  30. cassaundra

    December 2, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    all about shape and shadow, indeed.
    in fact, i wish i could have seen more of his shadow.

  31. John Christopher

    December 2, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    Those shoes are IT. And do I spy an ascot…or tie..or neither? Can’t tell.

    Although I like the length of the inseam on the pants, the cut bothers me.

    I also love double vents. WIN!

    I agree with the mobile phone remark.

    Also, regarding the shoe shining remark.. it’s not the shine of the shoes, it’s the line of the shoe.

  32. The Life and Times of a Southern Foodie

    December 2, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    I like it but if you are not thin enough, Double breasted just looks like too much coat, if left unopened.

    Ah, the days when this outfit was “out there” or “forward”

    The lack of color makes it boring.

    Thus is fashion, Next!

  33. Katherine

    December 2, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    he looks great, i love it!

  34. Anonymous

    December 2, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    …Yeah, who?

    Robert WHO?


  35. Geno

    December 2, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    What does “DB” stand for?

  36. Starck Mad

    December 2, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    I might be a lone dissenter, since I love the look of a DB jacket, but with the super-narrow pants it seems to make for an awkward pear shape, so to speak.

    It’s a beautiful photo….love the light and shadows.

  37. ginjin3

    December 2, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    shoes of perfection! does anybody know how makes those shoes?

  38. Anonymous

    December 3, 2008 at 12:41 am

    This might could look good without the jacket.

  39. Jack Daniel

    December 3, 2008 at 2:27 am

    What is DB?

    Anyway, nice outfit!

  40. Anonymous

    December 3, 2008 at 10:01 am

    It’s interesting to see that he continues to wear shoes without socks despite NYC temperatures. This picture has inspired me, and I too am sockless today.

  41. elle1124

    December 3, 2008 at 11:25 am

    Looks simple but stylish. I think it looks very appropriate for his age as well. I’m just not a big fan of tapered pants.

  42. Chrissy

    December 3, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    favorite trend this year: loafers that are well-loved and perfectly worn, paired with cropped pants to show them off.

    In fact, I am a girl and I am always sporting some vintage men’s oxfords (only men of the past had the foot size of modern women! Hard to find new men’s shoes that are small enough)

    Plus, showing a little bit of ankle is the perfect opportunity to add a color/texture with the socks.

  43. Tiger Fodder

    December 3, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    For some reason I disagree with most of you. He looks too stiff in this casual outfit. I don’t like that. I don’t like the V shape of his body.

  44. cowboydan

    December 4, 2008 at 10:24 am

    these are the sort of photos the blogs been missing!

  45. Anonymous

    December 5, 2008 at 7:40 am

    I think DB stands for double breasted, no?

  46. Sinking Cities

    December 6, 2008 at 4:08 am

    Awesome – rad style!

  47. whedda

    December 6, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    LOVE the length of the trousers!

    Not Thom Browne-short but just short enough to make the shape of the legs perfect and avoid the trousers to cover the entire shoe. To bad most men are scared to death to wear their trousers even a little shorter then “normal”

    Same goes for size..why does especialy you Americans insist on wearing your suit at least one size to large? Maybe this isn´t the right place to complain, almost every American man shoot by Scott Schuman have a great sense of style..

  48. Anonymous

    December 9, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    Isn’t the coat too short? Isn’t the rule that a blazer should cover your rear end? Must be this Thom Browne thing that’s so big in NYC.

    But if his jacket were a skootch longer, he’d probably look less pear shaped.

  49. Anonymous

    January 13, 2009 at 9:40 am

    Looks like Johan Lindeberg

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