Sart, I love your work and your blog, you know I do, but sometimes your scarf fetish (I mean that in a nice way) derails you, this is a case in point: a very average to bad outfit, and the scarf does not elevate it, instead it makes it look more contrived. I know you’ll disagree and try justify it, but come on folks!
how do you do that? i think this is the first time i have seen flowers in your background – usually some ultra urban backdrop – & the flowers in the background make that scarf just pop out of the photo. quite amazing.
To me, there’s a sartorial collision here: basic, spring-ish sportswear, informal down to the sandals and then….a whoosh of large scarf–an element from another dress approach, and geared for another season, entirely. It makes one wonder what he was thinking.
When you look at the history of the cravate, there were those points in its development at which the neckwear looked clownish. This is a throw-back to those times. This photo can only be about the scarf, and it looks terrible.
Excuse me if you have mentioned this before, but are you visiting a lot of countries on your trip overseas? I would love it if you could visit Norway as well. A nice country with nice people! Silje (18), girl from Norway and a dedicated Sartorialist-reader.
After reading Sart’s “scarf envy”, I have to add this comment.
The printed cotton scarf (as opposed to the usual cashmere or wool knitted scarf) thing has created quite a debate in NYC recently esp. with the popularity of the black & white checkered Yassir Arafat print that is gaining some attention about fashionistas.
This scarf looks like a light weight cotton print too.
if you were traveling in various then-bohemian summer spots such as the Greek Islands around 15-20 years ago, you would have seen a million Yasir Arafat-printed scarves on the scruffy Euro-hippie types. Funny that they are just now being picked up by the fashionistas! -jk