Monday, October 11, 2010

On the Street…Grandpa Cardigan, New York


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  1. edge and grace

    October 11, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    i love it!! that sweater looks perfect for the fall. i quite enjoy the hat as well.

  2. Goody

    October 11, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Great outfit. Love the combination of the hat and the cardigan!

  3. FH

    October 11, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Oh Yeah !! I Love The Style !!

  4. Chaucee

    October 11, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    This sweater is incredible.

  5. istanbulfashionaddict

    October 11, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    I want the cardigan for a warm winter.

  6. SabinePsynopsis

    October 11, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    What strikes me is that he not only wears the grandpa cardi but also the fitting shoes – but he balances it with the hat and red sunglasses – cool look!

  7. David Lam

    October 11, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    So casual, but so stylish.
    I prefer them over normal Fall coats.

  8. Maria Finkernagel

    October 11, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    I like the worn shoes comfy sweater and a pop of red with the wayfarers.

  9. Shebelle

    October 11, 2010 at 4:21 pm


  10. Sing

    October 11, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    Looks like grandma slippers too.

  11. Natalya's Closet

    October 11, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    I LOVE it! XOXO, Natalya

  12. TheCornerOME

    October 11, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    very nice!!! BTW have the same cardigan!

  13. Anonymous

    October 11, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    very :) chic!

  14. lee&loo

    October 11, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    i just love it. i wish here in my town people wolud wear like this.

  15. Mary Ko.

    October 11, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    he looks amazing
    it's so New Yorkish..


    • Jason

      August 20, 2012 at 4:08 am

      How do you say its so New-yorkish cause he is actually from South Africa Johannesburg.He is part of the band called Blk jks (google them) .

  16. fairytale

    October 11, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    i love the cardigan! looks so comfy.

  17. Anonymous

    October 11, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    This belongs on a fashion blog? Sweater too small, hat too small, "shoes" are actually sloppy slippers. Sorry, just doesn't cut it for me.

    Of course, you always seem to find interesting people to photograph, but in this instance I don't find his outfit interesting or fashionable.

  18. beths

    October 11, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Grandpa's never fit him so well as this does.

  19. fashionsdirtylaundry

    October 11, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    It's all about the shoes. Love the slide-on's.

  20. JustNorman

    October 11, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    not a big fan but the cardigan is tough however.


  21. Vikki

    October 11, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    Amazing cardi. Love his look!!


  22. JoeyAna

    October 11, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    perfect fall cardigan!

  23. Lust travel

    October 11, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Hawt! Suave and hot. Like.

  24. Lisa Petrarca

    October 11, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    It looks like it was knitted by his grandma with love. GORGEOUS.

  25. jimjims

    October 11, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    cool looking top.


    October 11, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    That cardigan is perfection!

  27. amy

    October 11, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    they had a twin-version of this cardigan at j.crew last year. so interesting how the same styles suit men and women so differently.

  28. Prutha

    October 11, 2010 at 5:21 pm


  29. Snow Black

    October 11, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    When is it going to get chilly enough here in London for me to wear my own grandpa sweater? ;-) I should really appreciate the warm weather while it lasts. I love the sweater on him.

  30. Anonymous

    October 11, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Shoes are actually worn Campers… V.. nice and cosy look. :)

  31. K.Cyrus

    October 11, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    Grandpa Cadigan?…Lol

    But I do love the Blend of navy blue..


  32. J.Ro

    October 11, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    If you're going to wear a grandpa sweater, play the part. Grandpa's don't text!

  33. telephone arabe

    October 11, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    The slip ons are called morrocan babouches : a common shoe worn by the young and old in morrocco…but i never seen somebody rock a babouche in a hipster way….love the look!!

  34. Vfriedrich

    October 11, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    I prefer wearing mens sweaters…they're chunkier and cozier. I'm always on the hunt! XO Valerie

    Some costume inspiration for the creative minds!

  35. Lee Oliveira

    October 11, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    He has pulled this look together really well. Love the cardigan ang the way he is wearing his hat.

  36. Anonymous

    October 11, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    Nothing 'grandpa' about it. Great sweater. Great fit.

  37. Catherine

    October 11, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    Grandpa cardigan, made hip by his sunglasses and hat. Love this! :)

  38. Anonymous

    October 11, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    He sure doesn't look like a Grandpa in that! What a great cardigan!

  39. The Photodiarist

    October 11, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    He looks great in it . . . maybe because of his broad shoulders. They lift the sweater so it doesn't look so "grandpa" and frumpy.

  40. MJCK

    October 11, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    Very stylish but not too much, it's just relaxed and fun.:) The shoes and the hat are great!

  41. Ronisha

    October 11, 2010 at 6:50 pm

  42. Anonymous

    October 11, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    His sweater fits him perfectly. Was it hand knit?

  43. Sydney

    October 11, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    I love the fedora and the cardigan, but what's with the house slippers?

  44. Kyle

    October 11, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    That is something I would wear. The cardigan is beautiful! I also love how casual the shades and shoes make the outfit look. He looks incredibly comfortable1

  45. little miss

    October 11, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    That's one of the guitarists from the Blk Jks…amazing band from South Africa…

  46. Mens Style 101

    October 11, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Love the cardigan. J. Crew has a similar one on their weekend factory website.

  47. Anonymous

    October 11, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    I dislike sycophants. It seems that every one wants to flatter Scott gushing over every posted photo, that is so unnecessary. There are plenty of great shots, and stylish people as well as different and interesting fashions. But give me a break, what is "amazing" about this man look? Small hat over a big afro and ill fitting shoes that look like sleepers? I check the blog daily and enjoy it very much but I had vent my gripe :(

  48. T.A.P.S.

    October 11, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    I am loving the colors here. The greys and this light brown are quite striking together. And of course love the shot with the baby blue wall.

    Check out my post today on Spring 2011 shoes called:

    "It's a Shoe Thing: Hooves in Heels


  49. Dana

    October 11, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Cool dude. I love how his hat is perched on his head.

  50. Fabiola "Fab"

    October 11, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Super chic in my opinion!

  51. Anonymous

    October 11, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Love that shawl cardigan

  52. Anonymous

    October 11, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    BLAH, Hipster.

  53. BDC

    October 11, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Such a simple look – shouldn't more men be able to pull this off?

  54. Robin Ogden

    October 12, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Amazing…my father has an old sweater nearly just like this one (all that's old is new!). Great sweater, nice look (and obviously a lasting look).

    Robin Ogden

  55. Zenobiar

    October 12, 2010 at 12:06 am

    Sweater lovers. I got mine from J Crew a month ago with zippered pockets instead of patch pockets. It's longer than his, which makes it even more-ish Grandpa. As noted above, it's still around. Love the shoes and shades. How does he keep the hat on??

  56. Rosenfeld & Dwornikovski

    October 12, 2010 at 12:20 am

    the shoes are better ;)

  57. MitchRyan

    October 12, 2010 at 12:27 am

    I think that is or is very similar to the J. Crew womens cardigan from their fall collection this year.

  58. Chelly

    October 12, 2010 at 12:58 am

    This works!

  59. Olya Nikol Pishcheva

    October 12, 2010 at 1:14 am

    Looks really lovely ~

  60. paristempslibre

    October 12, 2010 at 2:15 am

    so cool!!!! love it!

  61. Matt

    October 12, 2010 at 2:39 am

    I wear that exact same outfit everyday…pretty basic

  62. Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 at 2:42 am

    This guy's name is Mpumi Mcata from South Africa. He plays lead guitar for the band, Blk Jks. I'm South African, so I'm proud to see this dude on this site.

  63. Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 at 3:14 am

    The fit of the sweater is divine.

  64. anne

    October 12, 2010 at 3:18 am

    Amazing silhouette… as usually !

  65. SPEETway

    October 12, 2010 at 3:26 am

    and also granpa shoes!

  66. Kha2

    October 12, 2010 at 4:19 am

    Wow! So refreshing to see a South African band member in here, go BLK JKS!Thanks Scott.

  67. MELISSA Z.

    October 12, 2010 at 4:32 am

    cool cardi, wow!

  68. manuel

    October 12, 2010 at 4:36 am

    i see black eyed peas. just awesome!

  69. Julia

    October 12, 2010 at 4:49 am

    I love only the cardigan

  70. urbanmosadi

    October 12, 2010 at 4:54 am

    His name is Mpumi and he is a member of a South African Rock band called the Blk Jks. I adore him, and he always has had his own style in the band. Nice shot Scott. Such a proud moment!!!!

    Real recognize Real

  71. Valentine

    October 12, 2010 at 5:04 am

    Wow …la classe !
    -diary of a fashion stylist-


    October 12, 2010 at 5:13 am

    Great outfit,,,Love the combination

  73. mamafrania

    October 12, 2010 at 5:53 am

    love the style!

  74. Anastasia

    October 12, 2010 at 6:43 am

    This gentleman has a certain allure…


  75. Annushka

    October 12, 2010 at 6:45 am

    It is weakened enough and convenient style, it is harmonious also to me very much it is pleasant!!!)))

  76. lungile

    October 12, 2010 at 7:02 am

    i get why some ppl dnt like this look, I think its great becase its so effortless. He's not tryna be fashionable- which I despise!
    This is besides the fact that Dude is part of a very cool South African band.

  77. Lee Oliveira

    October 12, 2010 at 7:31 am

    Loving this cardi. and the writing on the background is perfect for photography

  78. Laura Harris

    October 12, 2010 at 7:41 am

    he looks like… but funkier! hahaha :D

  79. TorontoVerve.:

    October 12, 2010 at 7:46 am

    Great sweater. Love the hat too.

  80. E...

    October 12, 2010 at 7:59 am

    Really amazing…I desire it!!!!

  81. andiswamshiywa

    October 12, 2010 at 9:19 am

    Mpumi is his name, from a South African band,Blk Jks. love the cardi and feeling proudly South African. Ayoba! Scott

  82. sawani

    October 12, 2010 at 9:21 am

    Moroccan slippers… the guy looks into islamic cool.

  83. Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 at 9:27 am

    beautiful cardigan with a very interesting texture and the fitting is soooo good!! maybe be a khaki would have been more adequate but it fits to this man

  84. erinbrooks

    October 12, 2010 at 9:28 am

    so incredibly sexy!!
    I am so in love with men who wear sweaters like this, it's just so cool and casual. And the slippers… very cool.

  85. Benoit

    October 12, 2010 at 9:34 am

    Just perfect

  86. Nemee

    October 12, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Love this outfit! The cardigan is great with all it's different colours.

  87. marc//bam

    October 12, 2010 at 11:33 am

    I love the snug fit and the color palette of blues, grays, and ruddy reds.

  88. Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Haha, my father has exactly the same slippers! Originally the slippers were as yellow as the edges of the slippers. If you put extra soles in them they are very comfy!

  89. Best of Beehive

    October 12, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Perfect hipster outfit. I do love that sweater though.

  90. lintmag

    October 12, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    I have either this same cardi or one very similar – a few years old, originally Marc Jacobs but knocked off by Mossimo for Target really well. I like the grampa look on him.

  91. martja

    October 12, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    to anonymous 8:26 PM:
    do I have the right to be amazed by my own standards or do I have to follow only YOURS????

  92. Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Another guy with a small hat perching on top of his head. I believe we saw this in another photo of yours. I love the composition as well, the thin washing sign behind on the blue wall, a study of blues.

  93. evalyn

    October 12, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    Grampa slippers and hat, too. But he turns the whole thing around. My Grampa never looked like that!

  94. The Artisann

    October 12, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    la la la! love me a grandpa cardigan.

  95. Diogo Torres

    October 12, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    The shoes are something special

  96. Marie

    October 12, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    My kind of man.

  97. Beenie

    October 12, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    I love it.
    it's very original !!! :)

  98. IA

    October 12, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    I don't know what constitutes a grandpa sweater since I grew up near the equator. But my mom has a sweater like that and it reminds me of a throw blanket in my living room. I'm sure its very comfy.

  99. The Prestige

    October 13, 2010 at 12:27 am

    Sickest picture by Sartorialist since i have started following.

  100. Liz S

    October 13, 2010 at 12:28 am

    Love the whole outfit but I wish they would stop calling these grandpa cardigans–that was a long time ago they were worn in this context–we are much more eclectic and open with clothing styles in the 21st century….I hope.
    Same goes for granny shoes, granny rugs etc.

  101. Anonymous

    October 13, 2010 at 3:00 am

    Hat's too small. Otherwise great cardigan. The rest of the outfit could be tossed in a bottomless pit

  102. vintage1944

    October 13, 2010 at 3:40 am


  103. Anonymous

    October 13, 2010 at 6:30 am

    Mpumi! Proudnessness indeed! Lovely one Scott!

  104. Anonymous

    October 13, 2010 at 6:57 am

    He lives in my building in Johannesburg, South Africa.

    He looks even better in person.

  105. Kar

    October 13, 2010 at 10:14 am

    He looks like he fronts a ska band on the weekends. Cool cats in skinny pants/suits and small hats!

  106. bamto

    October 13, 2010 at 11:07 am

    the pants and the cardigan are great!shoes look very comfy but i'd loved to see him in thick leather boots…

  107. Buhle '08

    October 13, 2010 at 11:20 am

    OMG this is Mpumi Mcata from South Africa!!! He's a drummer on popular band BLK JKS!!! WOW

  108. Kristin Gunnarsdottir

    October 13, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    A great cardigan, just like this one, made out of icelandic wool is available from the label Farmers Market,

  109. Brett

    October 13, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    BLK JKS represent!

    Vote for the rapper who should get a CD box set treatment:

  110. Victor

    October 13, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Gentlemen wear shoes.

  111. Anonymous

    October 13, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    I want, wait, NEED that sweater!

  112. mixedtapediaries

    October 14, 2010 at 3:01 am

    Oh my hat & umbrella! This guy is from down here in South Africa. He's in the group Blk Jks (pronounced Black Jacks. The are a rock indie band now living in NY.

    I love his look.

    Tx Sir Sartorialist

  113. MissB

    October 14, 2010 at 10:49 am

    Mpumi from Blk Jks representing South Africa! Beautiful style and a beautiful soul from the most beautiful country in the world. The children of Africa are spreading the word, one grandpa cardi at a time x

  114. Niki

    October 14, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Gotta love a stylish man. From top to bottom, very cool and cozy look.

  115. Scatterbrain

    October 14, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    J. Crew Alpaca Cardigan!! Sooo nice but they only have larges online!! Definitely need to grab this sucker!

  116. sana

    October 15, 2010 at 5:34 am

    ohhhhhhhhhh loveee thee shoess comingggg frommm southhh of moroccoooooo !!!!!!loveee those detailsssss…

  117. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 6:28 am

    He looks great and I *love* BLK BJKS.

  118. GG

    October 15, 2010 at 6:55 am

    Oooh…the cell phone coordinates with the glasses (and actually happens to be my cell phone). Does that make me a fashionista TOO, or do I need to wear red Ray Bans and a Grandpa sweater while I'm using my phone??? I do have an Everlast sweatshirt that used to belong to my grandpa, and it's grey…does that count??? Could Mpumi have worn that and ended up here?? Damn this fashionista thing is so complicated and existential. I guess some just get it without trying!

  119. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    Ok… we all love the cardigan, but it is too short for him. That cardigan can be something more, but he devalued with all of the other hispter gear.

    Sloppy house slippers = no!

    Red wayfarers = hipster for sure.

    What is up with that small hat that serves no purpose? I believe straw hats should be left for summer, not fall.

  120. Kaitlin

    October 16, 2010 at 12:43 am

    i believe this is from j.crew from last year (i work there) it is a great sweater and we currently have one for women right now.

  121. Fay

    October 16, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    I love this! I don't think you can ever go wrong with a grandpa cardigan.

  122. Salma

    October 16, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    Love the Moroccan leather slippers !!

  123. SamB

    October 17, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    This cardigan is definitely available at Levis. I think it might even be a girls cardigan.

  124. astielow

    October 18, 2010 at 4:23 pm

  125. Anonymous

    October 19, 2010 at 5:57 am

    I mean at the end of the day the cat is expressing himself through his clothes. Its his OWN experession.

    What do I think? I think he looks cool, he's got that Shoreditch London type look. Ok, New yorkers I know he's yours

    Rock on bro.

  126. Anonymous

    October 22, 2010 at 4:32 am

    He's actually from Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa to be exact. And he's always on point, he's got a laid back look, with a contemporary african The morroccan shoes, the nappy hair, the navy and brown. Its a good look.

  127. Anonymous

    October 22, 2010 at 4:32 am

    He's actually from Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa to be exact. And he's always on point, he's got a laid back look, with a contemporary african The morroccan shoes, the nappy hair, the navy and brown. Its a good look.

  128. ON Lifestyle

    October 29, 2010 at 12:08 am

    love the cardigan!

  129. Vivian

    November 7, 2010 at 10:33 am

    that looks uber comfy

  130. Anonymous

    January 13, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Oh my, Lovin those shoes…

  131. Xoliswa

    January 20, 2011 at 8:36 am

    REPRESENTING South Africa!! BLK jacks.. your going places!! with love.. from South Africa!

  132. Anonymous

    February 1, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    the shoes are amazing. They look like North African type or more Moroccan/Berber shoes.

    More info:

  133. Ki11aC@m

    February 3, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    This dude rocks!

  134. Anonymous

    February 6, 2011 at 10:59 pm

  135. Cardiganz

    January 6, 2016 at 8:12 am

    It looks like vintage collection but still cozy.

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