Sunday, December 9, 2007

On the Street…..Mory on Madison Ave., Midtown

It was so cold this past week that I spent a bit of time stopping into stores to warm-up.

Of course, I had to stop in and see Mory and ,of course, he looked great.
While I was there his uncle “Some Kinda Blue” popped by in all his electric blue glory.

Again, I guess it runs in the family.


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  1. Anonymous

    December 9, 2007 at 9:38 am

    I love the color combinations he has used here! I would have never thought to pair such a bright color with a beige/soft gold jacket and green pants. He has a great eye for color, it must definitely run in the family! (not to mention the blue shirt pulls everything together!)

  2. hencha

    December 9, 2007 at 10:02 am

    I admire his boldness! My personal preference is that the color of pants and vest are each bold enough on their own, but I find both together a bit of an overkill. But that is only my less bold nature.

    This photo also leads me to pose a question to all: Is anyone uncomfortable with how these pants fit this gentleman in the crotch area? Part of why I ask is that I have a friend who is very self-conscious of this and makes a pointed effort to find pants that are more loose-fitting in that area. Which leaves him always having a more flowy, almost pajama-like look. Or quite a lot of bagginess in any jeans he wears.

    My thought is that, this can’t be uncommon for men, and, therefore, expected. And I’ve always insisted most people wouldn’t notice. But then – in this photo – I’ve noticed. Maybe only because my friend’s issue has made me more sensitive and observant?

    • dcinDc

      October 22, 2012 at 9:26 pm

      Sorry, but must disagree. Because so little of the vest is showing, it’s just right. Anything less would’ve killed everything that’s so great about this.

      You ask if anyone is “uncomfortable” with the fit in the crotch area. A few might be uncomfortable being HOT AND BOTHERED, but other than that, there’s no cause for alarm. I only noticed because I anticipated comments like this. Quite honestly, it’s just a bump where a man’s penis tends to be, and nothing out of the ordinary. These pants fit and your friend’s probably do too. If he shows a little bit of peen – well, that’s what us guys do. Gals have breasts and don’t try to hide them; I’m not gonna bind myself just because “it” might bother someone – then don’t look. Tell your friend to go back to wearing regular pants.

  3. South London boy

    December 9, 2007 at 10:06 am

    Theses great expanses of non-reflective colour come together beautifully and really compliment the subject’s skin tone.Grey suede shoes are normally a complete no-no. Here, they are an inspired choice!

  4. Anonymous

    December 9, 2007 at 10:20 am

    do his pants have some kind of zip up vents at the cuff?

  5. Carolina Lange

    December 9, 2007 at 11:07 am

    He looks great!

  6. Anonymous

    December 9, 2007 at 11:16 am

    this is awesome. the wow factor. i love his confidence!

  7. moemoe

    December 9, 2007 at 11:19 am

    I was looking at a pair of gray suede shoes yesterday. I like them but I held off buying because I don’t think I have anything that works with them( I know, lame excuse, maybe I just don’t really love them!) Can south London boy or anyone else tell me why gray suede shoes are a “no-no”?

    • dcinDC

      October 22, 2012 at 9:30 pm

      You answered your own question – because so little works with them. I think of gray Hush Puppies I had once. Don’t remember what I wore with them, but now would work the nerd factor and put them with jeans for the weekend. All kinds of tops would work, but am seeing a cardigan over a t-shirt, and a fedora. Yeah, I know – hipster overload, but hey – I think it’s still cute.

  8. Anonymous

    December 9, 2007 at 11:21 am

    I love how everyone around him is dressed in black and grey and his outfit is a burst of colour. He looks fantastic.

  9. Anonymous

    December 9, 2007 at 11:32 am

    First of all, I don’t know who Mory is…can anyone help me out? Does he own a specific store?

    And I agree with South London boy… Suede shoes are rather difficult to combine, especially with pants and not jeans;

    This pants do seam to have some sort of zip ups at the bottom- looks nice though.

    I am just impressed by how he’s able to make such a tasteful colour choice & combination after getting up in the morning!

  10. Anonymous

    December 9, 2007 at 11:36 am

    SNAPPY! Love, love, love the color combinations! This suits me much more than head to toe blue.

  11. Trip

    December 9, 2007 at 11:51 am

    I think it is nice how the shot is framed by people wearing blacks and grays and other dark colors. Not sure if this was on purpose, but it really makes the color pop.

  12. Lola

    December 9, 2007 at 12:09 pm

    Wow! I would never have thought that red and green and beige and blue and grey could all work together…but they do! Amazing.

  13. Anonymous

    December 9, 2007 at 12:09 pm

    I too noticed the pants’ fit in the crotch area immediately. But I don’t think that they are overly tight, in fact just well fitting. I think that it gives just a hint of masculine sexuality- as a straight woman, I don’t find it unattractive. But anything tighter and it might be going too far (at least for me).

    • dcinDC

      October 22, 2012 at 9:10 pm

      Yes, the pants are fitting over – a PENIS – surprise! Men have them! Yes, a “hint of masculinity” just like breasts give a hint of femininity… I have commented on this before when people see too much peen for their liking. Sheesh! We are not Ken Dolls. Some of us have some “junk” in the front too. Deal with it! And, what do you mean by “it might be going too far” if the pants were tighter? Too far what!!!

  14. Anouk

    December 9, 2007 at 12:11 pm

    What an amazing color combination! The little triangle of light blue shirt really completes it.

  15. The Black Apple

    December 9, 2007 at 12:47 pm

    This is such a beautiful ensemble! The colors are so warm, warm, warm. With the exception of the ice-blue shirt, they are the colors of the film “Amelie”. :)

    I must confess I did notice the snugness in the crotch area, but it didn’t strike me as “sleazy”-snug. It seems more like an unavoidable side effect of the combonation of his physiology, the way he is standing, and the cut of his beautiful green trousers.

  16. Butch

    December 9, 2007 at 12:48 pm

    Great colors, item co-ordination. Pants are too snug on top (or he’s too happly endowed for them AS PART OF THIS ENSEMBLE).

    Are the pants slit at the bottom? Looks so.

  17. Anonymous

    December 9, 2007 at 1:00 pm

    Are we hooking up this family’s brains to a giant world database of amazing color combinations so that they can save the world from drabness? We should be.

  18. Anonymous

    December 9, 2007 at 1:13 pm

    Dear Sart, one more time I marvel looking at your exquisite photo, but most of all I marvel at you, finding this beings on the street.
    Yours is a very interesting destiny attracting the utmost stylish people in the world. Your eyes can really catch the light of beauty, even the people in the background seem so appropriate, I can’t stop thinking of Jeff Wall, but better… because is you in essence what creates the momentum to see this people in the streets. Is absolutely fantastic how you magnetize them, amazing!
    Thank you for sharing your life and talent with us.

  19. Anonymous

    December 9, 2007 at 1:20 pm

    which store does he work at?

  20. Laguna Hills Trad

    December 9, 2007 at 1:24 pm

    i like the beige, gray, green, red and light blue combination.

  21. Olivia

    December 9, 2007 at 1:25 pm

    Dear hencha: This was my first thought! distracting in the crotch area! The colors are so lovely, but I can’t focus on on them properly, gah.

  22. Unna

    December 9, 2007 at 1:36 pm

    I cant say enough wonderful things about this image!! I love how Mory is standing still in colors that match the trees and the building behind him. and theres a pulse on the sidewalk as the others march along all in black. That pulse as he stands still… the colors… this is art.

  23. Asian Models Blogger

    December 9, 2007 at 2:36 pm

    Love the color combination here, especially in winter. He definitely stands out in the crowd.

  24. South London boy

    December 9, 2007 at 2:47 pm

    I’d say that grey shoes in general- and not just grey suede- are simply very difficult to combine with anything else. I just wouldn’t know when to wear them, or what to wear them with. Any ideas? But there are always exceptions to the rules! Mory’s outfit is certainly so.

  25. positively the same dame

    December 9, 2007 at 2:53 pm

    oooh…little ankle zippers!

  26. Anonymous

    December 9, 2007 at 3:32 pm

    I love him and he looks fantastic!

  27. Anonymous

    December 9, 2007 at 4:00 pm

    great color combinations. he looks wonderful. i especially like the jacket and the zips. i also really like how the zips match the buttons on the jacket.

    although it usually would, the snug fit in the crotch area doesn’t bother me this time. i agree with the person that commented on how it does not seem to be a “sleazy”-snug.

    i like the expression on his face. the way he smiles is kind of subtle, but is very warm. it might have something to do with the gapped-teeth. love it.

    thanks for the wonderful photos, sart.

  28. Anonymous

    December 9, 2007 at 5:44 pm

    love it. didn’t notice the crotch at all until everyone started mentioning it. i dunno… who cares, he looks great. esp. in contrast to all the grey and black around him. and re: “rules” about grey suede shoes – if there’s one thing i have learned from sart, it’s that THERE ARE NO RULES. it’s not that there are rules and then exceptions… there just AREN’T any rules in the first place. you should throw the rules completely out of your head. that’ll allow you to start expressing your own style. that is the only “rule” that has been true for me.

  29. Anonymous

    December 9, 2007 at 6:28 pm

    reminds me of jcrew.

  30. Maria

    December 9, 2007 at 7:13 pm

    all pieces are very interesting but together achieve a zen balance! Some sorta happy serenity!
    Some just master personal style with equal ease and panache.

  31. pretty kitty publishing

    December 9, 2007 at 7:20 pm

    Again, proof that a well-pulled together ensemble can also allow for taking risks, too. This works because the textures are complementary and the details spot on! The side zippers are genius! Gentlemen’s clothing never looked this spontaneous.

  32. The Black Apple

    December 9, 2007 at 7:25 pm

    Re: the talk about the grey shoe conundrum, I really love grey shoes with red, black, mustard, or navy or warm blue…but clearly they also work with spring-green as in this photo!

    Also, as a lover of grey shoes, I hate how difficult nice ones are to find.

  33. Laguna Beach Trad

    December 9, 2007 at 7:37 pm

    No, no, no. Nice photo, but this is merely costume on a city street in winter. Let’s get serious, people. On an older gent, it would look superb. But not on this chap. I do like the sport jacket and shirt though. I appreciate the details on the ticket pocket and lapels. The tight green trousers are too tight, which, in this guy’s small case, is no good thing. Next!

  34. Jenn

    December 9, 2007 at 7:48 pm

    same pose as his uncle. adorable. i wonder if the father is just as fabulous.
    i love all the colors; would have chosen brown shoes, but the grey works, it all works =]

  35. enc

    December 9, 2007 at 8:04 pm


    Oh, those green trousers.

  36. Anonymous

    December 9, 2007 at 8:31 pm

    wow, he looks great, but the girl behind him on the left (his right?) looks really fantastic too!

  37. signe

    December 9, 2007 at 8:37 pm

    slb, i have two pairs of grey suede shoes that i *live* in: brogues and stiletto booties. i wear them with winter white/cream and dark denim (so i suppose navy would work, too). i’m probably in the minority here, but i think a light grey shoe could also work well with camel… it’s more interesting than a brown shoe, and it’s a nice juxtaposition of warm and cool tones, kinda like mixing gold and silver jewelry together. but, of course, it depends on how you tie it in with what’s worn on top.

  38. Anonymous

    December 9, 2007 at 8:42 pm

    ok – i’ve just read all the comments about this gentleman’s crotch area…and now that my eyebrows have settled back to their regular location, i would like to say: his pants fit him very well people! there is nothing wrong with the fit of his pants, and were it not for the fact that we can all take a long, hard look at this photo, i doubt if anyone would notice in “real life”.

  39. Anonymous

    December 9, 2007 at 9:05 pm

    Damn, that’s hot! Love the color combo and the casual ease of this lovely gentleman. However, Uncle is much hotter. Some Kinda Blue has been on my mind since I first saw his photo on Friday. Unfortunately, men don’t dress with this sort of panache where I’m from (Washington State).

  40. DeepBlueSea

    December 9, 2007 at 10:07 pm

    Cool to see so much colour amongst all that black!

  41. enc

    December 9, 2007 at 11:00 pm

    Grey shoes like that could go with:

    Dark denim
    Bottle Green
    Charcoal Gray

  42. Alana in Canada

    December 10, 2007 at 12:53 am

    These are the colours of my Christmas tree.

  43. Luisa

    December 10, 2007 at 1:58 am

    This man sure makes a convincing case for pastels in Winter!

    Just goes to show that the rule book was created only to be torn into pieces.

  44. Linda

    December 10, 2007 at 3:41 am

    crotch or not…I just love the woman with the fur scarf and hoodie.

  45. svetlana nl

    December 10, 2007 at 4:36 am

    beauutiful colour! great mix!

  46. Anonymous

    December 10, 2007 at 6:41 am


  47. lynn

    December 10, 2007 at 7:04 am

    Goodness; how to mix all colours and look great doing it!

  48. Anonymous

    December 10, 2007 at 8:31 am

    I’ll say it again: I hope I have half his style. He ALWAYS looks great. All hail Mory.


  49. Andy

    December 10, 2007 at 8:45 am

    I love this guy! I think if I ever ran into him I would have to shake his hand.

  50. Helena

    December 10, 2007 at 8:46 am

    Holy shizzle. He is for sure le sex. What a cutie :)

  51. Much Is Given

    December 10, 2007 at 9:24 am

    I guess nobody reads the other comments…But where does this guy work?

  52. Anonymous

    December 10, 2007 at 9:55 am

    He works at Eredi Pisano. There, someone said it. Please delete this if he wants to remain anonymous.

  53. Jasmine

    December 10, 2007 at 10:20 am

    Even if this photo was not about fashion, it would be such a striking pic! Bright shot of color amidst all the grey & black. I love his color combo and the grey suede shoes! I wish more men would experiment with color like this gentleman and his Blue uncle :)

  54. ShugoP

    December 10, 2007 at 10:37 am

    Mory look is Perfect! I love the color blend and the detail in the blazer and pants… This gentleman along with Nana Boateng, and Ozwald Boateng are my inspiration…

    Steven Powell

  55. Anonymous

    December 10, 2007 at 11:26 am

    I’m the Anonymous who didn’t like the uncle’s suit. I personally wouldn’t wear this if I were a guy, but I think it works much better. The electric blue suit and matching shoes and violet turtleneck and pocket square and little hat were too much.

    I disliked the uncle’s look in the same way I dislike that of over-dressed black church ladies.

    Contrary to some of the previous comments, that does not make me a self-hating minority.

  56. Hundrednorth

    December 10, 2007 at 11:36 am

    Wonderful! And with gray shoes…!

  57. penelope

    December 10, 2007 at 11:50 am

    love the colors!! and the vest!! but his pants.
    kinda. tight?! isnt it??!! aww. he should get smt that fits!!

  58. Iheartfashion

    December 10, 2007 at 12:32 pm

    Mory again! He deserves a spot in the all-time fashion hall of fame, in my opinion.

  59. X

    December 10, 2007 at 12:59 pm

    I’m in love. :)

  60. Lucy

    December 10, 2007 at 2:43 pm

    Can I just say that I think this comment

    Are we hooking up this family’s brains to a giant world database of amazing color combinations so that they can save the world from drabness? We should be.

    is the most brilliant thing I have ever read on here!

  61. Shabnom

    December 10, 2007 at 2:53 pm

    I love the contrast between his bright pop of colour (especially his fabulous suit!!!) and the wintry monochrome people around him. This is definitely the thing to be wearing in winter – it fits so much better with all the glittery autumn colours in the background than black and grey. I like the blue shirt and grey shoes with the combo most of all. :)

  62. Deborah

    December 10, 2007 at 4:23 pm

    I love it. This man looks great. It’s nice to see people wearing color in such a tasteful way like this, especially during the winter time, where most people tend to wear mostly black. the color scheme here is definitely not too bold/loud [well, maybe in comparison to the black colored coats you see on most people], his choice of colors is just right.

    he’s a ten!

  63. Anonymous

    December 10, 2007 at 6:28 pm

    Hello you people who think his pants are too tight:

    Have you been to France? (said with the inflection Dr. Cox on ‘Scrubs’ would use)
    I think the snugness of his pants is hot, hot, hot.
    This guy and his style rock, rock, rock.
    This is my favorite photo yet on this site.

  64. The People Could Fly Project

    December 10, 2007 at 8:20 pm

    love the smoky gray shoes.. it works so well with the other colors and the textures too
    and this man just looks so congenial


  65. Anthony

    December 10, 2007 at 8:40 pm

    what an ingenious selection of colors!

    i love it.

  66. yo

    December 10, 2007 at 11:22 pm

    love how everyone around him is wearing black. bold guy. nice.

  67. Anonymous

    December 10, 2007 at 11:54 pm

    they’re related! that’s just so pleasing.

    i would LOVE to see this man’s closet. i’m thinking he’s got an entire room dedicated to clothes, neatly hung and color coded, with every hue, texture, and shape imaginable, and he just delights in creating fresh combinations.

    some people may be wary of this outfit, but you have to realize that this is a very fashionable man, and it’s one outfit out of a lifetime of creating fresh looks. i’m quite charmed by it.

    i didnt’ notice the pants situation until enlarging the pic and reading the comments. yowza. although i say not too tight. he’s a confident, adult man not slumming around in baggy-ass pants. but the picture does sort of remind me if my super-thick, balled up ski socks. and a merry christmas to you!

  68. Seattle Bites

    December 11, 2007 at 12:46 am

    Personally I dislike that shade of green and red which is all the more reason why this outfit works so well. I love that he used the buttery yellow and pale blue to tie the more shocking colours together. I would wear the upper half any day.

  69. Escapist

    December 11, 2007 at 4:35 am

    When everything is dark and grey it is always refreshing to see brighter colours. And that shade of green is marvelous.

  70. Gabriela

    December 11, 2007 at 8:25 am

    I guess these family will get together for Christmas. Sart, is there any chance that you can go and take a picture of all of them together? How wonderfuly colorful that could be!

  71. Anonymous

    December 11, 2007 at 9:45 am

    I remember a photo you have of Mory wearing the most exquisite blue suit in Milan and with the “dimple” in his tie and he told you to leave it when you tried to correct it. He is sublime, really. He is wearing all the colours of the rainbow here yet looks perfectly fitting. Similar to how someone said, when I look at myself in the mirror and think “damn you’re stylish”, if I have half the style he has, I’m damn stylish indeed.


  72. marconewyork

    December 11, 2007 at 11:35 am

    Oh well, italian clothes can be a little colorful (and sometimes tight…), so if this gentleman works for an italian clothing company it is obvious he has to look the part.
    The green pants with zippers partially open at the shoe level(!!!) are not working for me, probably because they look kind of teenager (more Diesel than Eredi).

  73. Anonymous

    December 11, 2007 at 12:15 pm

    Since women are frequently criticised for being underdressed for the cold weather, is it fair to ask the same question here too?

    I realise he’s wearing layes, but like his uncle, he’d be one of the few people not wearing an overcoat.

    Don’t get me wrong – I love the outfit, but it looks like he’s stepped outside just for the photo.

  74. Anonymous

    December 11, 2007 at 1:37 pm

    I am rather pleasantly surprised at this look, but it works amazingly well.

    Quite stylish and inspired!


  75. Anonymous

    December 11, 2007 at 1:39 pm

    Also, love the outfit of the girl on the left with those delicious boots!

    - mich.

  76. D. Kay

    December 11, 2007 at 3:49 pm

    Gotta say, it just doesn’t flow to me. I dig it all less the spring green zip-ups. Why not chocolate trousers with complementary loafers (they could be suede if his heart so desires)? I think the red cardigan should be the shot of color here.

    But that’s just my opinion. Please don’t blast me, fashion gurus.

  77. fashionista

    December 11, 2007 at 11:44 pm

    ahh i love it all!

  78. Anonymous

    December 12, 2007 at 9:14 am

    original chic! I like the life of the colors.

  79. 5&2

    December 12, 2007 at 11:33 am

    classic pose, a lesson in fashion, anything is possible as long as you rocking…

  80. senandung

    December 12, 2007 at 9:04 pm

    i love this colourful guy!

  81. onekittyaday

    December 12, 2007 at 10:29 pm

    ii’m sorry but he reminds me of kermit the frog

  82. Anonymous

    December 13, 2007 at 11:25 am

    to anonymous at 11:26 a.m; I didn’t like the uncle’s outfit either but it wasn’t until the overdressed church lady comment that you hit the nail on the head.

    I do however like Mory’s outfit. The pants are not too snug. It’s a combination of stance and the fact that the ridiculous fashion rage of the last few years for young men to wear those insidious baggy pants and shorts that sag halfway down one’s rear end that has skewed one’s perception of what “fitted” means.

    I’d like to watch Mory in his closet choosing his pieces each morning..that must be a fascinating exercise.

    Oh, and the woman in the right of the pciture rocks.

  83. Paul Pincus

    December 13, 2007 at 3:28 pm

    Mory is both cute and sexy. Lethal combination. He makes it look easy!


  84. Anonymous

    December 13, 2007 at 7:41 pm

    He looks wonderful. Any man who can mix colors this way must be smart, witty, and fun to hang out with. His pants are not too tight; look at the looseness in the legs. He just happens to be well…ahem…endowed for a gentleman of his height and body build. Sexy. If I saw him in the street, I would definitely want to talk to him.

  85. hoi polloi

    December 15, 2007 at 10:44 am

    Thank god for color in winter

  86. savvylondon

    December 18, 2007 at 12:55 am

    i think we’re in love.

  87. NativeNewYorker

    December 19, 2007 at 11:34 am

    For curious fashionistas, Mory Kaba is the manager for Eredi Pisano’ men’s boutique in Manhattan. ‘Some Kinda Blue’ also frequents the label’s flaghip at 520 Madison Ave. I see him there often.

  88. brioni007

    December 19, 2007 at 4:31 pm

    This look is wicked!! he pulls it off. As for the zipper area it’s just the way his leg is positioned. So women really check the crotch first?

  89. Anonymous

    December 20, 2007 at 8:55 pm

    I love the interplay of colour. Artfully accomplished.

    erm……holy package, Batman!

  90. igotmoxie

    December 25, 2007 at 7:33 am

    oh i *adore* him!!!!

  91. n.harris

    December 28, 2007 at 4:37 am

    I love his confidence! I would have never been able to wear something that cool on te street. I thought that it was funny that he kind of made me think of toad from the Frog and toad books though. (but in a good way)yqgi

  92. Spore

    January 1, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    That looks like a lot of fun, specially with all the “boring” stuff in background.

  93. Anonymous

    January 5, 2008 at 3:01 am

    I like it. Not something I would choose for myself but it works on him especially with his skin tone. I live in LA and people here are just tacky. The only place on the west coast with any remote sense of style is Seattle. I work for a man that wears D&G and Gucci daily and he is constantly criticising the way others dress. He’s the classic example of LA style…if it has a label, it must look good…NOT.

  94. Aoife (dublin)

    November 22, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    this is beautiful! the colours :) oh sart..

  95. pRiyA

    August 20, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    Stunning ensemble. How well he carries it off.

  96. Anah Grace Childe

    September 22, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Happily Being!

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