Tuesday, April 28, 2009

On the Street……Mixed Plaids, Sydney


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  1. Stefan

    April 28, 2009 at 9:58 am

    Cute photo. Personality really shines through. Strong glasses, cute hat.

    While I like the fact that the colours were kept to a minimum to make way for the clash of patterns, I am left boogly-eyed. I prefer simplicity.

  2. somewherebetweenwakingandsleeping

    April 28, 2009 at 10:07 am

    oh imelda, you have my heart forever

  3. Anonymous

    April 28, 2009 at 10:15 am


  4. MaXiM

    April 28, 2009 at 10:21 am

    What a fucking geek dandy !

  5. Lucy (The Fashion Setter)

    April 28, 2009 at 10:23 am

    This is so so cute!

  6. SallyO

    April 28, 2009 at 10:24 am

    Great outfit but I think he’s giving us “the finger”…

  7. tasha_juliana

    April 28, 2009 at 10:39 am

    this is so precious!

  8. Grace

    April 28, 2009 at 10:40 am

    I want to be friends with this little adorable man.

  9. Paul

    April 28, 2009 at 10:53 am

    Mixed prince – but a travesty without the shoes. I’m just sayin, is all.

  10. fashion herald

    April 28, 2009 at 10:54 am

    Imelda! Fabulous plaid mix, and everything you could want in a shoe blogger.

  11. Beatriz Kim

    April 28, 2009 at 11:03 am

    Does it mean something…the position of his fingers? Hmm… The clothes are a bit too busy for me, but the man is adorable!

    On second thought, the addition of the hat, glasses and iMac…ironically seem to make it cuter. Of course, the brilliant smile makes up for everything!

    Did he speak to you or just laugh! Curious character!

  12. life according to celia...

    April 28, 2009 at 11:06 am

    bravo to this man! this ensemble makes him so squeezable!

  13. jennine

    April 28, 2009 at 11:11 am

    i wouldn’t doubt that imelda is giving us the finger.
    what a cutie… i love him.

  14. Anonymous

    April 28, 2009 at 11:16 am

    Love those nerds! I’m a geek girl now!

  15. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    April 28, 2009 at 11:18 am

    I would NEVER try this but it looks good on him. Perhaps too good to the point of the clothes wearing the person? How many of you (without going back to the picture) can you recall, from memory, anything about the subject?

  16. travelbug

    April 28, 2009 at 11:32 am

    Really alive looking. So energetic and positive. A credit to Aussies everywhere..

  17. suzanne nelson

    April 28, 2009 at 11:37 am

    He pulls this off well! I like the way his bold spectacle frames define his face and of course he has a very infectious smile.

    ps – Sart, if you have time please write about some of your impressions of Australia so far, i for one would be very interested.

  18. Fashionaphylactic.

    April 28, 2009 at 11:58 am

    I don’t think that anyone but this man could pull this off, but I adore it, and how gorgeous is his smile? Definately the best fashion accessory.

  19. Eden Kennedy Onassis

    April 28, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    This may be my favorite picture I’ve ever seen on this site.

  20. Sam

    April 28, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    I love how happy he looks. I think that a great smile can make any outfit all the best.


    Sam @PrettyLovely

  21. Stephen

    April 28, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    Applause for his courage to pull off such an complicated look. He’s the Sydney equivalent of a London Pearly King.

  22. junglesiren

    April 28, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    He has perfected geeky cool.

    He looks fantastic.

  23. CW

    April 28, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    Would you buy a used kangaroo from this man? Too much plaid. Each piece on its own would be good. Together, they do not work.

    (I used to have that shirt (Lands End, c. 1988) before I donated it to charity.)

  24. Katie

    April 28, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    What can I say, other than geek chic? You need a lot of personality to pull this off, and he does it brilliantly.

  25. Anonymous

    April 28, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    omg stanford blatch is real!

  26. Anonymous

    April 28, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    please will someone explain to those of us stuck in the northern hemisphere who or what is ‘imelda’??

  27. Helena

    April 28, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    Too much mixed prints, but the guy is so cute, with lots of “joie de vivre”! And the mac, too!

  28. arms.akimbo

    April 28, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    His best accessory is his smile

  29. The Seeker

    April 28, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    OMG it’s Imelda Matt!!!!!!!!
    He’s such a fantastic person, I so love him and his smile!!!!!!!!!
    I think this shot really shows a bit of his amazing personality!!!

    Well, I’m in the northern hemisphere and I know Imelda Matt, the best editor of the best shoes blog.

  30. Teagan

    April 28, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    epitome of fabulous.

  31. Butch Decossas

    April 28, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    Love the plaid!

  32. princess glee

    April 28, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    If I saw this geek on the streets I’d have to immediately chat him up. How could you not? I’d want an excuse and an opportunity to look closely at what he’s wearing. I believe I’d determine that he’s a self-made geek and that’s perfectly fine. True or self-made, either way is quite chic.

  33. FiL

    April 28, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    The print”DoT-MiX” is really interesting, like it…


  34. MaxW

    April 28, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    The nerd is totally right but the Mac is so hyped it sickening..

  35. Rose

    April 28, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Brillant !

  36. SunshineCityLassie

    April 28, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    I love the contrasting plaids!


  37. Anonymous

    April 28, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Dapper dresser, and what a gorgeous smile!

  38. Iheartfashion

    April 28, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    It’s the brilliant and fabulous Imelda Matt!


    April 28, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Hi the Despotic Queen!

    So happy to see you here :-)

    You look awesome as always!


  40. Anonymous

    April 28, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    i went to sydney about a couple of weeks ago and found that no one really dresses up there to go anywhere, but this man is awesome!

  41. Anonymous

    April 28, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Love the plaids, the smile everything :)

  42. Markese

    April 28, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Normally hate a mixing of plaids but… this one works!

  43. Jack Daniel

    April 29, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    Once you go back, you never go back.

  44. Christopher Anderson

    April 29, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    I like the mix of plaids and dots, with the nerdy glasses. But, why do his head and hands look gigantic? Is this photo digitally altered? Weird.

  45. Marcela

    April 29, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    This one is my favorite!
    Best pictures I have seen in awhile.

  46. Megan (AusAnna)

    April 29, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    i love imelda! haha and carrying his apple open. ahhh love it.

  47. make believe

    April 29, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Met the d’vine Imelda Matt backstage- what a sweet treasure AND a dresser he is! This suits him perfectly and that is what matters no?

  48. Anonymous

    April 29, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    I like the outfit, but the bag is really awfull! In my opinion the bag is a part of the outfit, and here the bag ruins the outfit! It is not difficult to get a nice cheap pc-bag!

  49. Journeys Through Fashion

    April 29, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    It takes guts and a lot of confidence to pull off so many prints at once, and he’s doing an AMAZING job at it.

  50. Ron

    April 29, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    I can only assume he’s Googling sartorialist.com to see if it’s for real.

  51. Kent Johnson

    April 29, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    Matt Rocks,

    I used have some lovely check Harry Thurston shorts just like that jacket, those were the days :~(

  52. Anonymous

    April 30, 2009 at 12:02 am

    i love his style and smile!but i dislike apple lol.

  53. s2rt

    April 30, 2009 at 2:30 am

    I don’t mind this – he looks like a cartoon character. Fun.

  54. Vintage Verve

    April 30, 2009 at 2:41 am

    All hail the Queen of Despotic shoes!! Imelda! Imelda! Imelda!

    Love it Matt. There is nothing worse that the unadventurous. Now you’ve been Sart’ed world domination is almost a foregone conclusion.

  55. Anonymous

    April 30, 2009 at 5:51 am

    imelda matt is fabulous, and has rapidly become an authority on fashion here in Australia in the blogosphere.
    And as you can imagine, is pissing off the long lead media to no end.

    Many stinging comments flying about of his up to the second postings of the shows this week. Of course, we’re all loving the controversy.

  56. underneath

    April 30, 2009 at 6:20 am

    Très symathique!

  57. miss cavendish

    April 30, 2009 at 9:50 am

    Hi Imelda Matt! Like the old saying goes, “you’re never fully dressed without a smile.” Good one!

  58. Lifestyle

    May 1, 2009 at 2:22 pm


  59. Anonymous

    May 1, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    I’d like a mini polka-dot on the shirt even though I couldn’t pull it all off. I wish they made pants like that with a looser fit. More oversized than slouchy/baggy.

  60. Hickers

    May 1, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    Honky Tonks!!!!

  61. CurveSmart

    May 3, 2009 at 9:47 am

    Anon1:08 – he’s named Imelda after Imelda Marcos. Google her.

  62. mikywiebo

    May 4, 2009 at 12:03 am

    Awfully ostentatious. Can’t say I’m a fan. Perhaps he could use a black skinny/narrow tie to bring it back down to earth.

  63. Greer

    May 4, 2009 at 3:58 am

    Love this! Cool laptop bag too

  64. Anonymous

    May 5, 2009 at 12:12 am

    I’m a fan…Yay Imelda

  65. Martine

    May 5, 2009 at 12:37 am

    Love love love. Can’t get enough of this man’s style!

  66. Anonymous

    May 5, 2009 at 4:36 am

    But where’s Walter? Barry would like to know!

  67. Milo Beloved

    May 5, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    He is definitely not a PC!

  68. Phil Friedman

    May 5, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Somewhere, in a mountain lair, Alan Flusser cackles maniacally: “I’ll get the fool soon enough.”

  69. Sartorial Student

    May 7, 2009 at 8:50 am

    This chap just looks like he’s loving life and the outfit is very brave, he pulls it off well i think.

  70. brittanie

    May 7, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    i love it!

  71. v_spektor

    May 8, 2009 at 10:33 am

    iBook flippa :)

  72. Anonymous

    May 8, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    Awesome! Geek Power :D

  73. moremony services

    May 9, 2009 at 3:00 am

    I love the mixed prints of the shirt and coat. And then dapper kid mentioned the polka dot pants. I probably prefer it without the polka dot pants. Nevertheless a very bold outfit to wear.


  74. Nadia

    May 9, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    fashion world trying to be nerdy

    doesnt work

    he seems to be making fun of the nerd look

    atrocious, truth be told

  75. marian

    May 10, 2009 at 7:01 am

    check :-)
    this man is a fashion nut I love “Imedla” his alter electronic ego. Sometimes it takes an Aries to blast it all open, and as it has been said, but where are THE SHOES !!! he has the best collection of any man I know.

    I love the energy! great spotting.

  76. Nicky DU

    May 11, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Amazing official guy!

  77. Tiffany Marie

    May 12, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    I love this picture great candid MacBook and all

  78. koldito

    May 15, 2009 at 4:05 am

    To quote from “The 25th Hour”:

    “You look like a f*$#)!ng optical illusion!”

  79. Internet Marketing

    June 11, 2009 at 2:59 am

    Cute photo. Personality really shines through.

  80. Homeopathy Southampton

    June 11, 2009 at 3:00 am

    I like the fact that the colours were kept to a minimum to make way for the clash of patterns, I am left boogly-eyed. I prefer simplicity.

  81. Jefe

    June 30, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    geek chic. woody allen better watch his back

  82. Anya

    August 29, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    Look so natural..

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