Tuesday, February 24, 2009

On the Street….Before the Ralph Lauren Show, NYC


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  1. Catherine

    February 24, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    The gentleman on the right is most definitely OWNING hos outfit right now. down to the jacket left open and tied. LOVE the fit of the denim with the “working class cuff” he needs to ditch the coffee cup and get a better accessory tho…

  2. konshonchloe

    February 24, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    wow excelentes outfit, me parece genial las convinaciones utilizadas!!!

  3. Emma

    February 24, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Haha, I live in Ireland and when for whatever unfortunate reason I have to leave to confines of the city, I see men dressed like this everywhere, tending to their cattle! xP
    That said, they wear wellington boots instead of lovely Loakes and lack the turned up jeans and lovely scarf and belt detailing xP
    This post made me laugh anyhow, just imagining the good old wholesome farmer look passing as stylish!

  4. Anonymous

    February 24, 2009 at 5:43 pm


  5. Stefan

    February 24, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    they should be IN the Ralph Lauren show.

  6. konshonchloe

    February 24, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    soo cool!! me parecen muy pero muy interezante el estilo de estos hombres, me encantan

  7. !&#

    February 24, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    are the paper coffee cups part of the outfit?

  8. Rene Schaller

    February 24, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    love the easy belted barbour-jacket. both of them have a great style!

  9. Paolo Manaloto

    February 24, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    effortless cool.

  10. the_eye_collector

    February 24, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    I wish I knew more men who wore clothes that actually fit properly. Bravo!

  11. Anonymous

    February 24, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Hot!!! coffee no cell phones. The cropped vest is superb style.

  12. Lady Agnew

    February 24, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    Barbour yes. Fashionista Barbour Yes. But I still like. No foxes?

  13. Sonia

    February 24, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    The one on the left is gorgeous!

  14. Anonymous

    February 24, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    mmmm foxy

  15. Niki

    February 24, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    What dapper looking gentlemen. Stylish cuties indeed!

  16. Lady Agnew

    February 24, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    A fox around the necks would set this off beautifully.

  17. RJ

    February 24, 2009 at 6:37 pm


  18. jenero de rio

    February 24, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    These two gentlemen pair well together like wool over your shoulder on a very briks evening. I can appreciate the spread collar with the textured tie and imperfectly lined tie-clip. I think that the vest if not anything else brings this look home. The jeans provides a relaxing look and feel and the brims adds a element of sophistication.


  19. Anonymous

    February 24, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    That’s a Belstaff jacket on the left. And those shoes on the left are either a high end Ralph Lauren or something even more rare, maybe Lobb. Very nice all in all.

  20. Danette

    February 24, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    Yum. I’ll take both please.

  21. jcrew guy in Canada

    February 24, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    Absolute perfection. Loose the coffee cups and they would look wonderful on the catwalk at the show.

    I especially like the hat on the fellow on the right. Is it just me or does it seem that J.Crew and Ralph channel the same muses?

  22. diane

    February 24, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Must have been a cold day, but their smiles are warm.

  23. Estilo

    February 24, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    These two gentlemen pair well together like wool over your shoulder on a very brisk evening. I appreciate the spread collar with the textured tie and the imperfectly lined tie-clip. I do believe, that the vest, if not anything else brings this look home. The jeans provides a relaxing look and feel and the brims the both sport are dashing.


  24. Anonymous

    February 24, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    haha boys you beat me to the main page! Well done!

    Looking good!!

  25. David Casavant

    February 24, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    I luv the hats!


  26. Anonymous

    February 24, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Great layered country looks!!

  27. gretchen

    February 24, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    i’m in love.

  28. Jat

    February 24, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    i love me barbour jacket!

  29. Nidia Salazar

    February 24, 2009 at 7:54 pm


  30. Craig Curtis

    February 24, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Handsome blokes, they are.

  31. tartanscot

    February 24, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    very nicely done. classic RL look.

  32. Michael

    February 24, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    damnit! i want to look awesome like that!


  33. Anonymous

    February 24, 2009 at 8:56 pm


  34. -h of candid cool

    February 24, 2009 at 9:21 pm


  35. theselvedgeyard

    February 24, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    They work for Ralph, and John on the right has been featured here before. Great style.

  36. Jenny

    February 24, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    As a Ralph alum – I thought the man on the right was my old design director at LRL, they dress EXACTLY the same! Even if you go into Ralph one way, you will come out Americana.

  37. syd vicious

    February 24, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    Everything is perfect about these outfits!

  38. Nick

    February 24, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Everyone’s perspective is different, but these outfits look so self conscious to me — obvious combinations, done just so — in a way that ‘rugged’ apparel always seems to fall flat. It looks too forced, so much reference to utility without actual purpose, but worst of all it doesn’t look effortless. It is evident in a glance how long this dishabille took to assemble, how very noticeable the artificial informality is — in three words, trying too hard. Really perfect for a Ralph Lauren show, I must admit.

  39. VirginiaWestfield

    February 24, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    like it like it

  40. Jeanne

    February 24, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    If I saw these guys on the streets, I would have given them a triple take. It was insta-appreciation when I saw this picture. I especially enjoy the gentlemen’s outfit on the right – it’s old school/early 20th century yet appropriately fashionable and nostalgic. Ding-ding-ding it’s a winner!

  41. michaeljosephowens

    February 24, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    Dapper Dream Boats—Yum!

  42. elisabetty

    February 24, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    wonderful, terrific. why don’t men dress this way everywhere? everything they wear fits well, is put together with such an attention to detail – yum.

  43. princess glee

    February 24, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    Yes and yes. Models or mere mortels?

  44. Anonymous

    February 24, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    This should not be a fashion as this is how men should dress other than suits.

  45. Anonymous

    February 24, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    Ew. Starbucks?

  46. Nini

    February 24, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    so do they work for RL? because they are a living ad for the brand. amazing. it’s a good look though.

  47. indigo warrior

    February 24, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    How is it possible they could be up to any good?

    If they passed me in the street, this old lady would look. Twice even.

  48. Anonymous

    February 24, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    i love the coats — they look like belstaff….very english…

  49. The Man Who Knew Too Much

    February 25, 2009 at 12:21 am

    Yea awesome. Both look very well dressed, wouldn’t expect less of course for attendees of a fashion show.

  50. Giuseppe

    February 25, 2009 at 1:04 am

    If the Sartorialist wanted to take my picture, I think the first thing I might do is get rid of my damn coffee cup.

  51. Anonymous

    February 25, 2009 at 1:16 am

    Anyone know what shoes guy on left is wearing?

  52. Anonymous

    February 25, 2009 at 1:23 am

    These gents look GREAT! The colors, layering, fit. The clothes look worn in, except for the blue dress shirt on the right. They look good with out the trying too hard look.
    I wish I could see more people dress like this in LA. These chaps should be walking around Los Angeles and hand all the Ed Hardy or Hollisteror untucked dress shirt w/ square toe shoewearing guys REAL dress shirts, ties. newspaper boy hats!


  53. Anonymous

    February 25, 2009 at 2:00 am

    Probably one of my favorite posts so far this year. Love this!

  54. Kelli

    February 25, 2009 at 2:13 am

    They are hot, love the cozy, sexy and effortless looks.

  55. M or M

    February 25, 2009 at 2:40 am

    this screams R. L. like honestly.

  56. ilaria

    February 25, 2009 at 3:42 am


  57. Anonymous

    February 25, 2009 at 4:10 am

    gentleman farmer

  58. Anonymous

    February 25, 2009 at 4:19 am

    Does this mean that the market town near where I live is now cool? It's full of men like this (only they wear well worn boots & the bottom of their trousers can occasionally have mud stuck to it & their faces are very weather beaten). Great look but a little baffling for the middle of a city.

  59. Anonymous

    February 25, 2009 at 5:11 am

    The jackets are Belstaff – http://www.belstaff.com – not Barbour

  60. Anonymous

    February 25, 2009 at 5:19 am

    what emma says is true but heavan knows we all love a man who works hard especially when he looks good too.

  61. Anonymous

    February 25, 2009 at 5:21 am

    can i crawl into one of their jackets? mmmmmm the men of NYC!

  62. Anonymous

    February 25, 2009 at 5:26 am

    Fabulous – both of them.

  63. Blueberry

    February 25, 2009 at 5:33 am


  64. Anonymous

    February 25, 2009 at 5:51 am

    Wow! All they need now is a pair of shotguns and the English countryside

  65. nantucketphil

    February 25, 2009 at 6:32 am

    A bit of “authentic” field splatter and……outfits complete. Great newsboy on the left.

  66. pebble

    February 25, 2009 at 6:39 am


  67. Anonymous

    February 25, 2009 at 6:51 am


  68. anna

    February 25, 2009 at 7:35 am

    all ive got to say: i die. can i have them?

  69. Jazzbuff630

    February 25, 2009 at 8:22 am

    Bravo! Well done! Now, to do some crunches, so that I can wear
    a vest (waistcoat? “weskit”?) like
    the guy on the right.

  70. Anonymous

    February 25, 2009 at 8:41 am

    they are Polo’s mens concept designers

  71. Anonymous

    February 25, 2009 at 8:59 am

    Are they Ralph employees or just aficionados?

  72. Anonymous

    February 25, 2009 at 9:04 am

    For NY the look is a little forced, but, hey, Ralph Lauren walks around NY wearing cowboy gear!! LOL!! The look is super hot in NY now, seems beards are coming back too.

    But, both of the gents do look great. I especially like the vest on the gent to the right. So much so, that I tried it on at RL Atlanta. You better be lean and mean to wear that baby. I couldn’t even get it buttoned up!! The same with the jeans, they are super narrow below the knee, but I love them just the same :)

    A man can’t go wrong with classics and RL does it best, just choose wisely.

    I would easily buy and wear everything the gents are wearing. Except the vest, which is my problem!!

  73. cami falcĂŁo

    February 25, 2009 at 9:04 am

    what a smile mister! lovely.

  74. Michael

    February 25, 2009 at 9:04 am

    Way too costumey.

  75. Kai

    February 25, 2009 at 9:11 am

    I am clearly hanging out in the wrong part of town if these gentlemen are roaming the streets in Manhattan!

  76. poor guy fashion victim

    February 25, 2009 at 9:39 am


  77. Marianna

    February 25, 2009 at 9:43 am

    oh my goodness, they are both gorgeous looking men!!! I usually comment on the clothes on here, but this time it was inevitable!!

  78. pilatespat

    February 25, 2009 at 9:44 am

    Whatever they are selling I am buying! Gorgeous! And their clothes are cute too.

  79. the haptician

    February 25, 2009 at 9:45 am

    After we finish these lattes, let’s go duck hunting!

  80. Anonymous

    February 25, 2009 at 10:15 am

    response to first comment… maybe he just needed some caffeine and wasn’t trying to accessorize his look, hmm?

  81. nurse bettie

    February 25, 2009 at 10:15 am

    So amazing. I need to show this to my boyfriend so he will start dressing like this.

  82. The Concrete Commentator

    February 25, 2009 at 10:17 am

    Yes, very nice, and very sexy. All the layers are working nicely forthem. Love the fit of those jeans on the guy on the right!

  83. Anonymous

    February 25, 2009 at 10:39 am

    they look like the cool kids in high school that i wanted to be!!!! l

  84. designgod

    February 25, 2009 at 10:41 am

    Come on, Sart. There are obviously industry guys, so we expect them to look amazing. It’s an occupational hazard not to. More average Joes on the street, please!

  85. suzanne nelson

    February 25, 2009 at 10:42 am

    It’s so fake, i can’t bear it! Some would argue all fashion is fake. Where do you draw the line between ‘fashion’ and ‘style’? Brings up lots of question about cultural appropriation (i was raised among people for whom the origin of this look is a daily working uniform) and other questions you have to think about in fashion theory lectures…

  86. cigalechanta

    February 25, 2009 at 10:47 am

    they look very well put together and this is a photographer on the street so-the coffee cups are part of the street scene.

  87. crowsfeet

    February 25, 2009 at 11:37 am

    Gorgeous boys in wonderful clothes – but where is the dog? Maybe in line at the Starbucks getting refills. Because you can’t stroll the streets of New York with a shotgun and a dead bird.


  88. Anonymous

    February 25, 2009 at 11:58 am

    To me it’s overkill.

  89. kayang

    February 25, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    Two very goodlooking men.

  90. Anonymous

    February 25, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    Ah !!! prefect…

  91. Anonymous

    February 25, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    I didn’t even want to analyze it; I wanted to say that I think they’re drop dead sexy; but then I started to read the other posts and I can’t resist.

    They also remind me of Ireland/England/the UK generally/Barbour; but I don’t think that they’re necessarily fake or affected. For all we know they’re “authentically” from some place where they developed this look, but even if they’re not, what’s wrong with a little homage?

    Especially when you look this good doing it.

  92. Anonymous

    February 25, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    i love that their pants are too tight :)

  93. Anonymous

    February 25, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    Classic but a little too together no?

  94. Lucas

    February 25, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Luv the combos! this is exactly what i want to wear when its cold. they look great!

  95. Peter

    February 25, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    I am also from the Irish countryside and find the look (of the guy on the right especially) is unbelievably accurate.

    However I’m afraid I agree with Nick and Suzanna on this. There is far too much narrative involved here. There’s a very fine line between being interested in a certain theme or looking like you’re going to a fancy dress party.

    In my opinion style is a often a very personal account of a certain look or narrative, usually derived by what is available in your particular location and adding your own personal touches to this. Simply hijacking a complete regional style in an impersonal and humourless way is not interesting for me.

    However all the items of clothing here are beautiful in their own right

  96. Anonymous

    February 25, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    This picture would make Roland Barthe return from the grave

  97. Michael

    February 25, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    What can I say?. The great depression look is suited for times like these.

  98. The Shopaholic

    February 26, 2009 at 9:23 am

    WWWaouuuuuuuuh !

  99. dutchbaby

    February 26, 2009 at 9:50 am

    Two very handsome and stylish brutes!

  100. john benjamin pritchett

    February 26, 2009 at 10:43 am

    I absolutely love this look. Being of Irish-Welsh descent I can see me as these guys. As in the other photos you’ve posted I love the shorter, fitted vests.

  101. Anonymous

    February 26, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    How Ralph Lauren of them !!! Good eye, love it!!!!

  102. Alex

    February 26, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    are these the runway models for rl?

  103. Jack Daniel

    February 26, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    I bet they’re BFF. Both the same style and I bet they’re even drinking the same coffee. :)

  104. Anonymous

    February 26, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    Sigh….. They ARE indeed on the Polo payroll, so the be all end all is that they are comitted to Polo, overkill or not. Just hang around 60th and Mad and you can watch the parade all day long for inspiration….

  105. Elizabeth

    February 27, 2009 at 12:01 am

    Morsels… can I take both home? How to torture a girl, Sart! I like how the tie gives the look. I like the contrast of the tight and lose fitting of the clothes… I think I prefer the tight fitting one, you can see more of the man/person…. and I mean that in an innocent way! :)
    like it,

  106. Anonymous

    February 27, 2009 at 9:56 am

    the coat of the right part men is a belstaff or a barbour? it is a barbour´s green. I love it.

  107. Anonymous

    February 27, 2009 at 10:09 am


  108. kj

    February 28, 2009 at 12:21 am

    I’m partial to the guy on the left – he looks a little less “done”, but mostly I just love, love, LOVE his smile. It’s one of those that makes you want to smile back just looking at it. And so nice to see a man flash a genuine smile in a photo instead of trying to look all serious and macho.

  109. Red Glasses

    March 1, 2009 at 5:51 am

    I think it’s way to thought out…from a how-to-book.
    Don’t get me wrong, the clothes are nice, but a little to look-at-me-being-effortless

  110. Anonymous

    March 4, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    oooh la la!!

  111. Raul

    March 7, 2009 at 10:15 am

    Epitomize RL. Straight out of the adverts. Dig on the Barbour or Belstaff. As mentioned above…effortless. Look as if they work at the Double RL store in SOHO.

  112. Tipsymadras

    March 25, 2009 at 2:36 am

    I would have to say this is probably my second favorite mens look posted. Second only to John’s deliciously preppy September cameo, of course.

  113. benadict iacovetti

    May 14, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    oh! these beautiful men that u take pictures of!

    i cant.

  114. Anonymous

    May 20, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    It is true of dress in even a higher degree than of most other items of consumption, that people will undergo a very considerable degree of privation in the comforts or the necessaries of life in order to afford what is considered a decent amount of wasteful consumption; so that it is by no means an uncommon occurrence, in an inclement climate, for people to go ill clad in order to appear well dressed.(The Theory of the Leisure Class, 1899)

  115. MARK

    May 1, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Definitely should not pose together.
    Alone they look cool but together…uh…eh….

  116. sebastian

    August 8, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    guess i´m too young to understand this, i mean they are really well dressed no doubt… just way too “dressed”, and too … i don´t know.. its maybe about MY preffences..

  117. lindayoga

    August 22, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Yummy….to the man on the right!!

  118. Owen

    November 18, 2011 at 4:47 am

    Never seen a Belstaff jacket worn oversized like this. It’s growing on me.

  119. Marcio

    December 31, 2012 at 7:23 am

    Great british look, as a british myself I leave and breath that type of style but this two are the best.

  120. Jack

    February 28, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    Love the roll up jean and the matching shoes. Very classy in all.

    I get all my fashion tips and advice from http://zeusfactor.tumblr.com/

    Its really worth a try.

  121. topol

    May 12, 2019 at 1:29 pm

    Why does Ralph Lauren always look so distinctive? Because it is a well-done cliche.

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