this image is very inspirational. it really shows, i think, the difference between the two worlds- the rich woman's and the two cooks'(they are cooks, righ?) however, there is one common thing they share; that's the carefree attitude. the lady is talking on the phone, wearing stylish clothes, looking so glamorously carefree; the two men are looking away, not having even noticed her, lost in their own world. great job monsieur Scott. Helene(i'm not french, just like the sound of my name in french!)
Well beside that, I'm absolutely in love with the woman's shoes. Other than, I don't think anything about her is that distinctive. I smiled when I saw how funny they all looked togher. The man are so obviously casual, and then her. All fancy-schmancy in a skirt and jacket, haha.
Ahhh NYC. The clashing of cultures and classes. While she is dressed beautifully, her body is so closed up. She looks really out of place and uncomfortable while the other two men definitely right in their comfort zone.
Eh, I can't get behind her look, especially with the way she's seated. She looks uncomfortable, and cold – like she's dying to get home, take off those shoes and tight skirt, and get under the covers. It smacks of "this is my going-to-work costume and not who I really am."
The guys, on the other hand, I really like. Neat, functional, comfortable, and with a little bit of personal flair (hat/bandanna, bracelets, sleeves rolled, etc.). I bet you'd walk away from a conversation with those two with a smile.
The touch of blue he gets form the bandana coupled with the way he holds the coffee…..hahah But in all seriousness, the greys of the perfectly tailored jacket (with length being key) with those shoes do well in accentuating those BEAUTIFUL legs.
+ the setting does make for quite an interesting photo
I love how even though this woman is showing way too much leg when she sits (some outfits are meant for standing only) , the men next to her could careless, they probably have been working hard and resting is more needed than the peek she offers.
I think this goes back to what Sart said about if you've got it, flaunt it. And she's got the gams. A wonderful photo study on class relations. These people are ten inches from each other, and ignoring each other completely.
This is truly one of those only in NY shots! It is also one of my favorites. In some odd way the juxtaposition of these seemingly disparate characters sort of softens them all in a good way. The woman is far more interesting to me while sitting here than she'd be if I just passed her on the sidewalk in Manhattan. Shots like this are why The Sartorialist remains unrivaled by a gazillion other "street fashion" blogs that have sprung recently. Once again it is the difference between style and fashion that separates you from the rest. Mr. Sartorialist you have a exceptionally keen (and cool) perspective!
What a fascinating photo! There are visibly defined contrasts in social/economic status, clothing, expectations, etc. But one thing that catches me is how you found common lines between them all — the use of grays being foremost in my mind. Another truly great photo. Keep up the awesomeness!
This is a great picture! They are all so self possessed yet kind of relaxed too. Two, maybe three different worlds sitting side by side and looking somewhat comfortable. So funny! … love those shoes ;)
It is interesting that 99% of the comments starts with "I love X" regardless of the photos. It is especially cool when the sartorialist doesn't point out what he sees in this photo. The result seem to be to a try to praise the photograph in some way (this picture mostly the shoes).
Although, I am not a fan of color-on-color scheme, this picture change my feeling toward it. The contrast fits so well, and not really being able to tell what the dress looks like fully, I could tell it has a nice silhouette.
Great photo! This is why I love images so much and it's fascinating to hear how people read them. I'm not really interested in the woman. She looks very ordinary and actually not chic at all. The man in the middle has an effortless style and the blue bandana is very cool. And who's to say the men are kitchen staff. They probably own the restaurant… and the woman looks looks like she sells handbags at Macy's.
I say they all work together. The two guys (interestingly) have (sort of expensive looking) matching shoes, and if they are kitchen workers in uniform all the way, their shoes are practically new. The place is newly open. She has a menu (maybe) in her bag. She is "front of the house." Maybe something has gone wrong in the place, and she is on the phone trying to fix it.