Thursday, August 23, 2007

On The Street………Mad Plaider, Stockholm


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  1. Alice Olive

    August 23, 2007 at 9:22 am

    Great shot – the red is superbly set off by the green of the park.

  2. Butch

    August 23, 2007 at 9:29 am

    There’s a new kind of feet fetishism, er, afoot.

    Until you look below his knees, what you see isn’t particularly arresting–though the vintage pants (or so they seem) are a nice choice with the shirt.

    But below the knees, well it’s all action. And very pleasing.

  3. Anonymous

    August 23, 2007 at 9:44 am

    He looks like the 1940s-50s ideal of male beauty…
    You were right! So much good hair in Sweden!

  4. Anonymous

    August 23, 2007 at 9:52 am

    He’s gorgeous! Ugh what is it with swedish men hmmm? They all look so beautiful! I ought to go to sweden.

    Good shot :-)

  5. Habitually Chic

    August 23, 2007 at 9:53 am

    Enough already with the wacky Swedish outfits!

  6. landis

    August 23, 2007 at 10:11 am

    you are SO getting even with all those negative “red sock” posters, aren’t you?

    it’s almost too funny/good to be real. . . you staged this, didn’t you?



  7. Orchid & Wasp

    August 23, 2007 at 10:13 am

    He’s absolutely gorgeous. I love the devil-may-care roll on his trouser cuffs, and I love how the socks tie it together with the shirt, but for me, anyway, the shoes don’t work. Sneakers, yeah fine, but these ones are just a little bit too beat up to help carry the rest of his look.

    How do these men get their hair to do this stuff? So neat, yet so effortless looking!

  8. nolifebeforecoffee

    August 23, 2007 at 10:29 am

    uuuh. kind of courageous. but he looks that good, he’s “allowed” to wear it…

  9. Anonymous

    August 23, 2007 at 10:31 am

    Well, okay. Thought the pseudo-hastily rolled pant turned capri/”Thom Brown on brown sugar” was more of a female thing, but it’s interesting on this fellow. May just be due to the shot’s set up.

  10. Anonymous

    August 23, 2007 at 10:37 am

    erh wow this is conflicting. i think there is simply too much going on with his look. the cool thing about this look though is that he demands you to look at him. goodlooking man!

  11. Anonymous

    August 23, 2007 at 10:52 am

    what a good looking man.

  12. V*Kstro

    August 23, 2007 at 10:52 am

    Ok, I’m going to have to say on this one that his look and hair does not go with the outfit. I mean no offense, really… I’m seeing someone very punk or a lumberjack with this. But then again, he might have the right attitude.

  13. Ted

    August 23, 2007 at 10:53 am

    Wrong. Just wrong. Because, the pants accentuating the width at the hips has me thinking he’d have no difficulties in childbirth.

    Plaids nice. Not exceptional, but nice.

  14. sophistagoth

    August 23, 2007 at 11:05 am

    Unfortunately he looks like a lumberjack in his red plaid. And what is with the rolled up pants? He needs to grow up and find a real pair of shoes and ditch the gaudy Converse footwear.

  15. Anonymous

    August 23, 2007 at 11:13 am

    O.k. now you have officially been in Stockholm too long. This is just plain odd.

  16. Anonymous

    August 23, 2007 at 11:20 am

    I like the colors in this picture.The guy looks a bit phony.There is too much that catches the eye in not a so nice way.

  17. Christopher

    August 23, 2007 at 11:26 am

    So so glad I found your site it’s like my morning coffee, well at least compliments it.

    I agree with Alice the green is a truly beautiful backdrop choice! Butch, I also agree the slacks are definitly a excellant have for him or any man for that matter.

    Wonderful shot! Wonder if I could pull this off in the States? Hmmm…

  18. Suz

    August 23, 2007 at 11:31 am

    Is this person male or female? I love the genderf*** of those hips with that body/clothing.

    Also, I’m amused by yet another pair of Chucks.

  19. Adam

    August 23, 2007 at 11:34 am

    The chucks are kind of killing this look for me, I think the rolled up pants would look refreshing with a pair of oxfords but as-is it looks a little too “ironic teenager”. The shirt is beautiful though. I am definitely getting heavily into plaid this fall.

  20. Anonymous

    August 23, 2007 at 11:50 am

    Happy Birthday, Gene Kelly

  21. Steve

    August 23, 2007 at 12:07 pm

    The hair in London is so dull when compared to the hairstyles sported by Stockholm’s gents. The shirt is magnificent!

  22. fawn

    August 23, 2007 at 12:12 pm

    is it a law that everyone has to be gorgeous in sweden?

  23. cindyd

    August 23, 2007 at 12:30 pm

    adorable! he looks like Paul Bunyon!

  24. Anonymous

    August 23, 2007 at 12:35 pm

    Wow. His clothes really suggest a sense of whimsy that is in no way evidenced on his face. It’s like he’s one person from the shoulders up and another from the shoulders down.

  25. n-j-b

    August 23, 2007 at 12:45 pm

    don’t u think it’s a bit harsh calling him bastard? haha

  26. Anonymous

    August 23, 2007 at 1:24 pm

    Great image of the red socks, but with an unruly hem? Does seem to show a new movement towards fashion socks this fall. I just read about the $300 sock in Fast Company. Said it’s the new thing for men. But, why now?

  27. Anonymous

    August 23, 2007 at 1:45 pm

    Eh…I’m over the rolled pants. Done naturally it’s unexpected and casually cool, but it’s gotten to the point where everyone is forcing it. This guy totally loses any sense of proportion.

  28. Marnee

    August 23, 2007 at 2:16 pm

    …and here we have Darry, Ponyboy’s brother.

  29. daniel

    August 23, 2007 at 2:24 pm

    Very retro, post WW2 style with arresting red socks. Very good hair indeed and a strong face. He’s got it.

  30. David fa niente

    August 23, 2007 at 2:27 pm

    Sorry, he looks like Cary Grant’s dorky little brother. Ha Ha…

  31. Anonymous

    August 23, 2007 at 2:38 pm

    The Swedish Paul Bunyan! No, thank you.

  32. Anonymous

    August 23, 2007 at 3:00 pm

    absolute dapper.

  33. nycinside

    August 23, 2007 at 3:10 pm

    Brawny man gone preppy.

  34. Asian Models Blogger

    August 23, 2007 at 3:29 pm

    Gorgeous colors – reds, greens (the background), browns.

    Me think pants too tight!!1

  35. Anonymous

    August 23, 2007 at 3:34 pm

    Umm, where’s his belt? Dunno where this idea of rolled pants originates from, but he could do that more carefully anyway.

  36. Anonymous

    August 23, 2007 at 4:16 pm

    love it. very true, he does feel very vintage 1940s/1940s. i like how classic it is but with the socks and chucks and the way he carries himself it becomes modern at the same time.

  37. Jack Daniel

    August 23, 2007 at 4:52 pm

    Original outfit.

  38. Anonymous

    August 23, 2007 at 5:11 pm

    It’s true you can’t help not looking at him. It’s something about his curvy hips that throws me off, very feminine like although he has a manly face.

  39. rayanne graff

    August 23, 2007 at 6:19 pm

    Lumberjack meets handsome boy. I like it.

  40. herringbonekid

    August 23, 2007 at 6:22 pm

    very 30s American college sportswear feel.
    which, yet again, is my kind of stuff.
    keep it up Sart.

  41. Butch

    August 23, 2007 at 7:21 pm

    The child-bearing hips aspect, as one poster noted, really has more to do with pocket placement than with his anatomy.

    Guys, take heed: avoid side pockets if your hips are broad or if the pants are tight; the pockets will buckle, creating unflattering “buckles.”

  42. M.A.H.

    August 23, 2007 at 7:24 pm

    Clothing may not make the man but sometimes the man makes the clothing. Had he not been so good looking this picture would be on some website as a fashion don’t.

  43. Jen

    August 23, 2007 at 7:45 pm


  44. nam

    August 23, 2007 at 8:47 pm

    If only one day….
    I will be half as stylish

  45. Anonymous

    August 23, 2007 at 10:10 pm

    I cannot believe a man would put this on then leave the house. Sure, he’s “Allowed” to wear this, but why would he!? Absolutely tacky. Once again, the cult of personality rules on “The Sartorialist” instead of good taste, style…and dissenting opinion.

  46. bilal

    August 24, 2007 at 5:32 am

    I don’t like contrasting socks with suits and dressy outfits, but I’m all for it when going casual. Shirt suits this guy so well and pants are really original choice, if only he didn’t go too original with rolling his pants too much. Just a bit of red under pants would be perfect.

  47. Mark. LONDON

    August 24, 2007 at 6:31 am

    Is it just me or are the Swedes the Japanese of Europe ? They put everything together well but someone their style just lacks a little soul . Just a thought.

  48. Anonymous

    August 24, 2007 at 6:47 am

    Too much plaid for me…but the hair….

  49. The Sartorialist

    August 24, 2007 at 7:25 am

    For Anon 10:10pm
    usually when i don’t post negatives comments it is not to protect the subject but to protect the writer because you come off sounding like a pretentious, anonymous, jerk


    August 24, 2007 at 11:12 am

    great but better with a pair of braces…

  51. Anonymous

    August 24, 2007 at 2:04 pm

    so wrong! but delicious men make up for bad fashion every time!

    this is a nicely composed shot, btw.

  52. Candid Cool

    August 24, 2007 at 4:43 pm

    the trousers are fantastic

  53. Anonymous

    August 24, 2007 at 4:51 pm

    rad as hell

  54. Bobble Bee

    August 24, 2007 at 8:55 pm

    i love the look of this man. Really love it.

  55. Anonymous

    August 30, 2007 at 9:05 am

    ooh I can´t take the socks. they punch me out.

  56. Anonymous

    September 3, 2007 at 4:39 am

    Young JFK meets a mesmerizing play of patterns – This is conflating at its best…

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