Thursday, July 16, 2009

On the Street……Mid-Summer White, Paris


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  1. Thomas E.K.

    July 16, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    I really, really like the second one. Dude looks totally killer with those birkinstock looking sandals and the sunglasses. Love the embroidery on the cap. The accessories really make this outfit exceptionally rad in my opinion.

  2. The Fashionstar

    July 16, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    I like the first guy's caftan, it looks cool & elegant. But sorry, not feeling the second guy's chest hair! I do like his accessories and pose, he seems quite confident.

  3. Sarah

    July 16, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    OMG, the kid is just so cute! 'love the shoes and the bag on the 1st picture, it makes all the outfit so natural, 'really nice!

    Lolita of Modern Times

  4. Smalls

    July 16, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    Not feeling much of either. All white looks better on a boat.

  5. Susana

    July 16, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    Agreed, the little boy is so cute as well!

  6. Anonymous

    July 16, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    Proportioning of the first picture is amazing.

  7. pretty kitty publishing

    July 16, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    No kidding. I just asked my mom to buy me an caftan/kaftan for my birthday! I have been searching and searching … any ideas about where I can find one on-line?

    • Mash

      June 20, 2014 at 11:05 pm

      It is not a caftan, it is a kurta. U can find them in Indian websites.

  8. Crystal

    July 16, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    I like seeing kids in clothes that fit, no matter the state of the economy. And I have a creepy, sneaking suspicion that the 2nd guy isn't wearing beneath that…robe? Grudgingly gives him points for swagger.

  9. Cascadia Girl

    July 16, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Long time admirer (and lurker), first time commenter.

    These shots are simply, casually elegant in the esprit personnel sense. Comfortably authentic and, yes, a true inner confidence is reflected.

    Where were the shots taken? I am thinking #1 was in front of a Bahai temple and the the other, maybe at a market?

  10. Bombchell

    July 16, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    awww this makes me miss home so much (teary eyed)

    lovely pictures

  11. Stephanie Clayton

    July 16, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    so cool, fresh and carefree, i love both photos!

  12. Fashion&Such

    July 16, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    This is sooo cool1 i love it. fresh & clean.

  13. StreetstyleNews

    July 16, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Both pictures are really remarkable!

  14. rimi

    July 16, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    the first picture looks so bright and radiant. comfortable at the same time. I wish i had one of those…

  15. Mr. Badami

    July 16, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    $50 says the first guy got his stuff in india.

  16. Hayley

    July 16, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    the little boy in the first is adorable. its so cute how much they match (:

  17. kylie

    July 16, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    the man and boy both look totally awesome but together it is too contrived

  18. Kristen

    July 16, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    MEN IN KURTAS. I wanted to bring back that style for men from India when I visited so badly. I see someone in France caught on to a great thing. The child is adorable.

  19. Beata

    July 16, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    the first pic … very fresh!

  20. Crunchy Chicken

    July 16, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Meh, does nothing for me. Especially after yesterdays photos.

  21. Anonymous

    July 16, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Kurta in Paris?
    I have one for sleep.
    the child lovely, father nice.

  22. Fatima

    July 16, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    I love the matching in the first pic. The outfit in the second pic looks so effortlessly thrown together… I love it!

  23. ; )

    July 16, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    love how clean and fresh it looks

  24. Brigadeiro

    July 16, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    I love that first picture! For so many different reasons…

  25. Anonymous

    July 16, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    boring and a little too Donavon.

  26. Marissa

    July 16, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    white = purity. i love it. plus, you dont sweat as much when you are wearing black. next stop, scott, egypt. seriously.

  27. Anonymous

    July 16, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Love the photos.. but the second one the outfit just seems to be very biblical. without the beard.. almost like the sermon the mount!!! What a different way to stay cool on a hot day though!! You wouldnt see that her in Australia I dont think..

  28. Anonymous

    July 16, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    the second guy is hilarious.

  29. Charlie

    July 16, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    I like the first photo of the gentleman and the little boy wearing matching outfits. Very seldom do you see father and son doing that and I really love it. I also like the fact that the little boy is leading the way. All of it looks very natural. Awesome photo

  30. Kimberley

    July 16, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    They both look like JESUS.

  31. Anonymous

    July 16, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    i've been waiting for the day i see someone pull off the tuck-your-denim-pants-into-your-socks look this effortlessly. brilliant.

  32. Bahrain Fashion

    July 16, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    I really love them both. Especially the kid in the first pic… cute!


  33. Anonymous

    July 16, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    The outfit the father and son are wearing in the first pic looks alot like the traditional/festive Ethiopian clothing for men and boys. Intresting that someone in Paris is wearing this. Where did it come from?

  34. atasteoftomorrow

    July 16, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    french men in kurtas? I love it!

  35. Fashion4Life

    July 16, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    i wish i could wear something clean and flowy like that-its so dreadfully hot where i live.

  36. devies

    July 16, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    Super cute first picture!

    Lovin' it…



  37. ronan the librarian

    July 17, 2009 at 12:13 am

    the second guy looks like an extra from "Monty Python's Life of Brian"

  38. ikanbilis

    July 17, 2009 at 12:25 am

    i'm always impressed with people who could go on all white and maintain ALL WHITE the whole day.

    i could ruin it in seconds with mere ketchup stains.

  39. dramaqueen

    July 17, 2009 at 1:38 am

    the first is a kurta-pyjama, a typical men's outfit from here in india. most men here wear it to bed :)

  40. Ria

    July 17, 2009 at 1:55 am

    Wow those look great! I love the cool, clean, crisp look of this.

  41. Anonymous

    July 17, 2009 at 2:04 am

    I really like the contrasts and the movement of the first pic. Amazing photos.

  42. Soren Lorensen

    July 17, 2009 at 2:07 am

    oh this little child is so charming….peter pan in disguise?

  43. Anonymous

    July 17, 2009 at 2:25 am


  44. Domenico

    July 17, 2009 at 3:06 am


  45. Anonymous

    July 17, 2009 at 3:07 am

    how about the guy sitting down in the second picture. any thoughts on jeans tucked into socks?

  46. Bayley.

    July 17, 2009 at 3:18 am

    white is so underestimated! the wee boy in the first shot is adorable!

  47. Lauren

    July 17, 2009 at 3:25 am

    Beautiful! In the first photo, the man is painter Thomas Fougeirol, the boy Oskar. I just read an article featuring their home in the August issue of Cookie Magazine.

  48. mimi

    July 17, 2009 at 3:40 am

    both very nice looking, but I can't get over how much the first pic looks like they're going to a(n indian) funeral.

    the second dude looks like he should be hawking overpriced marketstall tat…

  49. Wraith

    July 17, 2009 at 7:32 am

    The boy is adorable, and I think the outfit just makes him look angelic (not in a creepy supernatural way, in a way that he's innocent and sweet).

  50. Pappelschnee

    July 17, 2009 at 8:05 am

    I love this. The natural fabrics, the way they pull it off … and when it's a 30°C hot summer day in the city I can't think of anything better than this. Better than men in boring shirts and shorts in soooo many ways.

  51. Couture Millinery Atelier.

    July 17, 2009 at 8:20 am

    Love the picture with Father and Son. Looks really very cool!:-)))

  52. Anonymous

    July 17, 2009 at 8:42 am

    What nationality is he? (second one)

  53. simple sophisticate

    July 17, 2009 at 8:49 am

    They look very stylish and even more comfortable! Just don't eat a hotdog while you're wearing 'em…

  54. Fool Brain

    July 17, 2009 at 8:55 am

    So cocooning

  55. my favorite and my best

    July 17, 2009 at 9:02 am


  56. Anonymous

    July 17, 2009 at 9:30 am

    glad kurtas are atleast catching on in paris… The father + son look so relaxed.

  57. Anonymous

    July 17, 2009 at 9:41 am


  58. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    July 17, 2009 at 9:42 am

    I can see this on a beautiful woman on a leisure day. I think our lives are a lot more sophisticated than that to be wearing this throughout one's day.
    Jorge from WPB

  59. dreamofreality

    July 17, 2009 at 9:48 am

    So simple, so cool!

    The first picture is really nice!


  60. the sophisticat

    July 17, 2009 at 10:01 am

    Beautiful photos…the first is so lovely, I love everything about it. A style truth.

  61. AJW18

    July 17, 2009 at 10:14 am

    I think it is interesting to see how caftans (all over the runways for SS10) are already on the streets.

  62. K

    July 17, 2009 at 10:37 am

    Usually, in a mosque, men usually would wear a similar style to that one; white + sometimes a cap on the head :) anyway, i love the first picture, the kid is definitely adorable!


  63. Anonymous

    July 17, 2009 at 11:42 am

    i love it, but agree with an earlier comment that i would prefer a belt that covered the waist-seam x

  64. Anonymous

    July 17, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    "i've been waiting for the day i see someone pull off the tuck-your-denim-pants-into-your-socks look this effortlessly"


  65. 69

    July 17, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    this is future wear!

  66. olafgermany

    July 17, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    That is the SS 2010 style… they wear it now. I love it, in 2009 it is soo unique and looks so relaxed. The first man can wear it better, it is all about the face and attitude. I want this look too.

  67. Sylvia

    July 17, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    It's different and really interesting.

  68. Anonymous

    July 17, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    love both pictures and outfits. pretty kitty publishing if u looking for a kaftan online u go see the following website

  69. Anonymous

    July 17, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    once again, Indian style and tradition breaks into fashion.
    i cannot help but be proud :)

  70. Anonymous

    July 17, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    #1: the train stations of North India are filled with such people…

  71. merzbild71

    July 17, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    I think what saves the man in #1 (besides his kid) is his short haircut. If he had long hair and a beard, I don't think we'd be discussing him…

  72. chicmuse

    July 17, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    starting new looks.


  73. r@d

    July 17, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    kurta- maybe. caftan isnt rly the rite word either.

    this is without a doubt brought over from morocco, where these kamises and serwals (local for shirt and pants) has gradually become more of a fashion statement and less of a traditional garb.

    refreshing and authentic; the simplicity of white serves to truly bring out the harmony in the father/son posage. zween! (another local one for badass!)

  74. Kohl Girl

    July 17, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    Since when did my grandpa's kurta pyjama's become fashionable??! So funny.

  75. The Aesthete

    July 17, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    It's surprising to see a serwal kurta in Paris. The first picture almost looks like it was taken on the steps of a mosque after prayer time…

  76. Vivendo la Bella Vida

    July 17, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Modern Jesus. Love it. Quintessential example of how ANYTHING works as long as you own it and work it.

  77. thwany

    July 18, 2009 at 12:24 am

    i would love to wear the one in the 2nd pic and feel a breeze in the hot, muggy summer.

  78. Nouvelle Vue

    July 18, 2009 at 2:59 am

    I really, really love the first one! I would kill for a top like that. Where can you find that?

  79. Le 21ème

    July 18, 2009 at 3:07 am

    What a wonderful juxtaposition!

  80. qi

    July 18, 2009 at 3:09 am

    These beautiful men in their white clothes… ;-)

  81. O Alfaiate Lisboeta

    July 18, 2009 at 3:17 am

    father and son…
    fatehr and son..
    father and son.

  82. Anonymous

    July 18, 2009 at 7:51 am

    what you've got here is the elegance and the simplicity of the shalwar and kameez. think of summer in the subcontinent. i dont see why this cant work in europe. great work!

  83. ekilore

    July 18, 2009 at 9:52 am

    I love the shoes of the sitting man in the second pic!!!!!!!!!!

  84. Anonymous

    July 18, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    Are they auditioning? The second one definitely looks like a costume, over the top.

  85. Erin

    July 18, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    LOVE the father-son photo! the same look is different but just right on each of them. and I also love that the men in both photos still look masculine, even though the outfits are not distinctly so (and in the case of the bottom one, conventionally feminine). anyway, a very cool take on white for summer in both pics.

  86. Charlotte Drene

    July 18, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    These photographs are lovely :-)

  87. Angeles Almuna Design

    July 18, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    It is just refresh!!!! Fabulous!!!

  88. Laveena

    July 19, 2009 at 4:08 am

    In the first picture, the man is wearing a kurta, pyjama (drawstring pants). The common man's 'outfit' here in India, its usually worn as a night suit. The little boy's type of kurta is different, its usually worn as a casual shirt. He is wearing his kurta with a lose churidar. Churidar is a bias cut drawstring pant.

    The cap that the second guy is wearing, we have something similar here called Kulu Topi. A lot of Muslim men wear crochet caps like this one.

  89. Anonymous

    July 19, 2009 at 4:40 am

    The real hero here is the guy with jeans tucked into socks and oh his sandals. unreal.

  90. Vanity_Girl

    July 19, 2009 at 8:44 am

    The kurta-pyjama combo was probably bought in India. It's the most commonly worn sleep-wear by men in north-India especially.

  91. Agyesh Madan

    July 19, 2009 at 10:43 am

    so so indian yea.. And the steps look like a scene from next to the Ganges!

    A runway example of a similar look..

  92. suman, india

    July 21, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    Kurtas, like the ones in the first pic, are traditional wear for men and boys in India. Casual, comfortable, and definitely summer. Fathers and sons often wear the same style kurtas – most likely bought from the same store at the neighbourhood market.. :)
    the cloth is usually amazing for summers – soft and flowing. very very good stuff…

  93. Lucy in the Sky

    July 22, 2009 at 2:04 am

    such great captures of culture :)

  94. Bombshell Kitten

    July 23, 2009 at 1:12 am

    Love the father-son matching in the first photo!

  95. Daniel

    July 23, 2009 at 9:19 am

    i love his sexy chest hair ; )

  96. Marianne

    July 28, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    I don't know much about fashion and style, but I love the attitude here

  97. Anonymous

    July 30, 2009 at 8:27 am

    Sexy Muslim!

  98. Anonymous

    August 6, 2009 at 12:11 am

    The 1st one is "fashion colonialism."

  99. Mohammad

    August 8, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    I have dress same as first picture and wasn't brave enough to wear it. But it is look much better outside than I was picturing it. I'm gonna try it before summer is over.

  100. Mad Mogs

    November 2, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    The man and child – photo at once says pretentious and cult-ish. That said the man has a peaceful vibe about him and the little boy seems happy enough…although I can't image them popping into MacDonalds for a lunchtime happy meal!

  101. Anonymous

    February 6, 2010 at 8:11 am

    this is similar to what Muslims wear when they go to their pilgrimage. This guy just stole the idea. Millions of people are wearing this right now, not just in Europe or Paris, wherever this is. Why all of a sudden it gets so much attention now that the Sart has it on his blog?

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