Thursday, December 21, 2006

On The Street…..Martin Grant Peacoat, Soho

I love it when an item looks so simple from the front but when it walks past, you’re just able to catch a glimpse of the “drama in the back”.

A buyer once told me “drama in the back” was a favorite phrase of one of her salespeople. I always thought it sounded great and , well, dramatic but I have never found a situation to use it myself. Today..(dramatic pause)…is my day.

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  1. Mls

    December 21, 2006 at 9:04 am

    I agree. The peacoat suits her frame. And the contrast of the chocolate knee boots adds to the full effect of the her look…

  2. Anonymous

    December 21, 2006 at 9:18 am

    or as yogi berra might have put it, clothes that make a dramatic exit :-)

  3. Butch

    December 21, 2006 at 9:19 am

    The coat’s quite adorable–front and back; the length is, I think, key.

    Coat needs to be worn with a certain spirit, which the wearer here possesses in abundance.

  4. K

    December 21, 2006 at 9:20 am

    i have a coat very simialr to that one. i love the way she’s wearing it.

  5. Anonymous

    December 21, 2006 at 9:21 am

    I almost feel like the Starbucks bag is the perfect accessory for the outfit. One of my fave pictures so far.

  6. misshoax

    December 21, 2006 at 9:44 am

    that is probably the loveliest pea coat i’ve ever seen. the details in the back are glorious!

  7. Fine Haberdashery

    December 21, 2006 at 9:57 am

    phenomenal picture. beautiful girl. well structured outfit. the whole thing really captures the spirit of the neighborhood…

  8. Anonymous

    December 21, 2006 at 10:12 am

    Dude…she was one of the grad student TAs for my archaeology class this semester.

  9. Anonymous

    December 21, 2006 at 10:19 am

    beautiful coat…might anyone know where it’s from?

  10. Anonymous

    December 21, 2006 at 10:31 am

    For you non-New Yorkers, the bag is a Kate’s Paperie bag, not Starbucks thank god.
    We’ll let Seattle keep that little gem.

  11. www.jennyhyun.tv

    December 21, 2006 at 10:32 am

    “Drama in the back” – Brilliant!

    Absolutely everything works on this outfit, the contrast of light and dark (with that little white peeking out from the bottom of her coat) is just enough and perfectly placed.

  12. Anonymous

    December 21, 2006 at 10:34 am

    Forgot to add above, love the coat and the boots. She looks like Penelope Cruz, and I mean that in a good way!

  13. Me

    December 21, 2006 at 10:37 am

    SO CHIC!! i love this entire look. her boots are fabulous and that coat, i want one!

  14. Anonymous

    December 21, 2006 at 10:38 am

    SO CHIC!! i love this entire look. her boots are fabulous and that coat, i want one!

  15. Anonymous

    December 21, 2006 at 10:39 am

    so chic! i love this entire outfit! the boots look fabulous (color of the leather, the length, the height!) and the peacot looks amazing! i want one!

  16. Anonymous

    December 21, 2006 at 10:41 am

    she looks great.
    wondering what’s inside the marc jacobs bag:)

  17. litwit

    December 21, 2006 at 10:52 am

    ah, methinks it’s a kate’s paperie bag — even better. love the coat, love the hat, love the boots — brava & bravo!

  18. bluessence

    December 21, 2006 at 11:36 am

    As much as I can’t wait to see the new photos for the day, I can’t help feel more and more jealous of New Yorkers… excellent.

  19. Anonymous

    December 21, 2006 at 11:43 am

    Wow I really thought that was a Starbucks bag when I posted. And I live in NYC. Regardless, I stand by my statement that the bag is a perfect accessory for the outfit.

  20. Anonymous

    December 21, 2006 at 12:22 pm

    the boots are pristine!

  21. Anonymous

    December 21, 2006 at 1:13 pm

    For me this is not drama in the back, this is fairytale in the back..

  22. Anonymous

    December 21, 2006 at 1:20 pm

    Does anyone know where those boots are from? I have been looking for boots like that for such a long time. Hope someone will answer. Maybe the girl from the picture is here to look at the comments she got.. :)

  23. jkrnyc

    December 21, 2006 at 2:14 pm

    Oh Lordy, she is just so chic. I love Martin Grant clothes. Love them. >sigh<

  24. Anonymous

    December 21, 2006 at 2:17 pm

    RE: anonymous 10:12. Grad students in NYC shop at Marc Jacobs? It is indeed a different world there.
    I actually think the hat makes this outfit. It gives it a sort of irreverance so she doesn’t look too put together.

  25. Anonymous

    December 21, 2006 at 2:19 pm

    Cute coat. Looks very comfortable and warm while being stylish at the same time.

  26. Anonymous

    December 21, 2006 at 2:24 pm

    Love the clothes.

    When wearing a hat, the fashion rule I learned is you’re always supposed to have at least one lock of hair hanging down below the hatband and visible. When you hide all of your hair in your hat the way she’s done, every single strand, unfortunately people’s first thought is that you’re in chemotherapy.

  27. Mima

    December 21, 2006 at 2:30 pm

    I came across your blog not too long ago and I must say that I really enjoy checking it out whenever I can…
    I absolutely adore your photos and just wanted to say keep up the fabulous work!
    Mima

  28. Anonymous

    December 21, 2006 at 2:38 pm

    She’s adorable but more importantly– where can I get that coat?? I’m sure it’s sold out or perhaps on deep discount in far too large a size somewhere.
    Oh fashion, why are you so cruel sometimes?

  29. Anonymous

    December 21, 2006 at 2:51 pm

    Looks to be a little longer in the back than the front.

    Oddly that always reminds me of clothes cut for old and not so-old ladies who have bone loss.

    Probably young girls don’t make that connection. Automatically puts it on the no list for me (a woman of a certain age!)

  30. Sara

    December 21, 2006 at 3:17 pm

    oh, she is adorable+ I think this is my favorite woman’s look that you have posted, she looks so comfortable and cozy-but still very modern and clean. The little edge of her socks peeking through the top of those elagent boots, perfect+

  31. janvangogh

    December 21, 2006 at 3:29 pm

    The simplicity of this great coat makes me wonder why I stopped sewing.

  32. Dino-Ray

    December 21, 2006 at 5:09 pm

    The outfit as a whole is fun – even from the front. Why isn’t there cool looks like this in the Bay Area. Guess I am not looking hard enough.

  33. jkrnyc

    December 21, 2006 at 5:16 pm

    Anon 2:17: Totally. When I was in grad school (alllllll those long PhD years), I could barely afford rent let alone Martin Grant, Marc Jacobs (still can’t afford, unfortunately) or even Kate’s Paperie. I kept remembering those tales about Italian women in the 1980s who would forego a washing machine in order to buy one navy Armani skirt. And then I’d spend my student loan at consignment stores like Yu and Ina and eat inumerable pasta w/pesto meals. Maybe she’s a trustafarian t.a.

  34. Lola is Beauty

    December 21, 2006 at 7:32 pm

    God I love that jacket. I saw it at the showroom and I couldn’t stop pointing out all the great details to them, which er, they already knew about since they made the damn thing…LOVE it, still want it, phoning them tomorrow…

  35. Anonymous

    December 21, 2006 at 8:13 pm

    Oh Sart, Sart, you truly are amazzing. How do you manage to get such wonderful photo’s. Modern day Mona. This is art. Would love to hear how you do this. Do you pick a particular area to shoot on any given day. C’mon spill the beans and let us know how you work. Have a wonderful holiday and only the best for 2007.

    Luv,

    A Daily Reader

  36. Fo'Real in LA

    December 22, 2006 at 12:54 am

    Hey, I’m in my 5th year in a Ph.D. program in LA and at 34 y.o., I definitely shop at Barney’s, eat like a gourmand at least once a month, and I wear some designer duds (not all but some). Ph.D. students aren’t all broke, some of us know how to shop smart and improvise, especially when we’re pushing into our mid-30s.

  37. Anonymous

    December 22, 2006 at 4:00 am

    i love that second photo, it’s so simple and yet very arty. i would like to enlarge it and put it up on my wall so i can watch it all day. black and white combined in a great way, you are a very talented man when it comes to spotting style! enjoy the holidays! xx

  38. Anonymous

    December 22, 2006 at 8:59 am

    I want those boots. So hard to find such a beautiful shade of deep chocolate brown boots with great shape.

  39. D

    December 22, 2006 at 9:02 am

    Re: Anonymous 8:15

    No, please do not tell us how you do it! The sartorialist is, to me, and I would believe to many others, a beautiful fiction. More than anything, I feel what The Sartorialist is acheiving, is creating a city unto itself.

    When I log on, I do not get the feeling of new york, but of something different, a seamless society of beauty and thoughtfulness. Lofty words, but I´m quite serious.
    Please do not take away the smoke and mirrors.

  40. Anonymous

    December 22, 2006 at 1:37 pm

    where are her boots from?!?

  41. Anonymous

    December 22, 2006 at 4:53 pm

    Coats like this make me want to reconsider moving to Florida.

  42. eurobrat

    December 22, 2006 at 6:54 pm

    lovely coat…

  43. Anonymous

    December 22, 2006 at 8:00 pm

    LOVE her look. its super chic yet very casual. she just looks very comfortable in her own skin!

  44. Anonymous

    December 22, 2006 at 11:21 pm

    i adore this shot.
    i love her outfit, and you captured it so beautifully. thank you for getting a picture of the back because it is wonderful.

  45. jkrnyc

    December 23, 2006 at 12:46 am

    LA PhD: see Yu and Ina ref. Eiko, at Yu, sells mostly consignment Japanese designers as well as some Martin Margiela and Amy Downs and Mischa hats. Ina is where many with money, including Sarah Jessica Parker and the Sex in the City wardrobe department, off-load their one-season-out-of-date duds. But you’re right – being older and still in grad school probably helps; more established, I suppose.

  46. Anonymous

    December 23, 2006 at 10:32 am

    Has to be one of the most beautiful woman I have seen in weeks. The outfit is spectacular!! I think I need to go to grad school!

  47. Britt

    December 23, 2006 at 5:13 pm

    I love that her hair is completely tucked into her beanie, and that her socks are pulled up over her pants (petal pushers?) to break up the darker chocolate and black. Casual elegance with the best accessories: Marc Jacobs and Kate’s Paperie shopping bags.

  48. Anonymous

    December 23, 2006 at 6:38 pm

    I love her look! The contrast of the white & darker colors. I also love the whimsical air about her..the ruffles on the back suit the vibe she gives off.

  49. Anonymous

    December 24, 2006 at 10:06 pm

    Beautiful clothing, beautiful girl.

  50. Anonymous

    December 27, 2006 at 4:35 pm

    For any Londoners here, I saw this exact coat on sale in Harvey Nicks today, in a large. Not my size unfortunately, but lovely to see in the flesh.

  51. e

    January 2, 2007 at 4:48 pm

    that coat by Martin Grant (also designs the Barneys line) is marked down right now. they only have the cream version at the Barneys in Boston, alas.

  52. Felicia

    January 5, 2007 at 7:46 am

    The coat is amazing ! ‘:)

  53. Anonymous

    January 5, 2007 at 4:12 pm

    the marc jacobs bag really completes the look.

  54. Anonymous

    January 6, 2007 at 3:31 pm

    adorable simple and classic!

  55. Pea Coat

    March 9, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    The styles haven’t changed much because the original design is still aesthetically pleasing and appropriate for any activity.

  56. Lilly Bastos

    September 19, 2011 at 10:05 am

    That´s a perfect black-simple-white match – love the coat and its cut, the long boots, no extra details, white in the head, rs, and a white-bag-black-logo from Marc Jacobs. Not even an expensive handbag here would be that perfect, rs. Lilly, Brazil.

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