Tuesday, December 9, 2008

On the Street….NYU Two, NYC

Little details
- Pink bow on her sets the perfect attitude
- Love the proportion of his plaid flannel shirt jacket and his barely there string belt


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  1. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    December 9, 2008 at 8:24 am

    Her clothes are timeless; I think the pink bow may actually be a tongue-in-cheek statement but she pulls it off. Nothing is out of place, yet she tones thing down by having a slight bedhead look. His outfit works on someone under 23 who is still in school or in a highly creative profession, or self-employed. The rest of us, please abstain! Jorge from W Palm Beach

  2. The Man Who Knew Too Much

    December 9, 2008 at 8:26 am

    the girl is very well dressed.
    the boy’s jacket is nice too. I am only not so sure about the Onitsuka shoes.

  3. Amelia

    December 9, 2008 at 8:27 am

    I like how the missmatch between their styles enhance great details in both of their outfits.

  4. Anonymous

    December 9, 2008 at 8:28 am

    Adorable, right down to the shoes.

  5. suzanne nelson

    December 9, 2008 at 8:36 am

    This is a great photo! i love the girl’s colours, her shoes and you are right – the pink bow is perfect. The guys plaid shirt is cool, the string is funny and ironic and i like the way he picks up the red laces with his backpack straps. They look like such a nice, friendly couple -very intune.

  6. re:definition

    December 9, 2008 at 8:38 am

    that kid looks ridiculous in his boys flannel and kids back pack.

    the rest is fine.

  7. Remah

    December 9, 2008 at 8:48 am

    Her shoes and jacket go so well. I love it.

  8. Mrs Gorman

    December 9, 2008 at 8:57 am

    oh to be young again…………..

  9. meredith

    December 9, 2008 at 9:38 am

    The pink bow is definitely tongue in cheek. Oh to be a student and be expressive with your clothes!

  10. Laura

    December 9, 2008 at 9:54 am


    Why do you love the proportion of the too-small thrift store jacket?

  11. Rita

    December 9, 2008 at 10:12 am

    The girl’s outfit is great, I like her shoes very much.

  12. Jon Patrick

    December 9, 2008 at 10:15 am

    Not sure anything about their garb would have struck me as note-worthy. In the NYU/Union Square scene, these two don’t stand out at all IMHO, just another grungy day without a lot of imagination.

  13. Giavanna

    December 9, 2008 at 10:15 am

    i love his look. her is well done but his makes me look twice. right on Sart, it’s his proportions that do it.

  14. Rita@Goldivas

    December 9, 2008 at 10:19 am

    I love his color-coordinated shoes & backpack!

  15. Anonymous

    December 9, 2008 at 10:22 am

    I think they are adorable.

    Was this picture taken in front of the New School? I have a friend who went there and I vaguely remember it, although don’t live in New York.

  16. May Kasahara

    December 9, 2008 at 10:59 am

    she’s adorable.


    December 9, 2008 at 11:03 am

    they look amazing together, and verry happy :)

  18. Minx

    December 9, 2008 at 11:13 am

    Loving her pink-rust-black scheme, shame about the cigarette habit…

  19. The Socialite

    December 9, 2008 at 11:34 am

    He has some cool shoes…

  20. Cristina

    December 9, 2008 at 11:38 am

    i am in LOVE with these two. adorable

  21. I can’t decide on who I’d like to dressed as among the two! Oh I’ll take both :D

  22. kidsonleashes

    December 9, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    the girl is perfect.
    not sure im falling as hard for the flannie/backpack combination though, too aussie suburban scene kid for me.

  23. The Life and Times of a Southern Foodie

    December 9, 2008 at 12:28 pm


    I like his jacket. The too short sleeves are just neat.

    She is adorable !

  24. sophia

    December 9, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    Her outfit is much better than his mostly because he has a tacky backpack and shoes

  25. Caroline

    December 9, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    the shoe string belt is actually worn by a lot of younger guys now, my brother being one of them. He skateboards and claims that regular belts interfere with moving around on a skateboard and get super uncomfortable. that is where it originated pretty much. now every day guys realize that it is a lot lot more comfortable that leather belts!

  26. Anonymous

    December 9, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    Thank You. What I appreciate most here are the matching sleeve lengths of their coats.

    On the surface, and let’s just theorize because I will never know them, two seemingly very different people – who for some reason are drawn together, be it for love, friendship, whatever. But they are trying to make two very different statements, hers is very classic, retro, vintage: but her scarf plays with that a little bit and makes it somewhat less classic.

    His is very modern. In mens fashion I find there to be a very fine line between lumberjack/ construction worker and fashionable. Especially with the work boots and flannels that men are supposed to be wearing this season. However, because of his proportions, he walks that line beautifully. The fit of his jacket and his sleeve length makes the seemingly overt masculinity of the style almost feminine, but not to a fault.

    Thus meshing their clashing looks, unifying aesthetics, and explaining to some degree why they were drawn together. All through sleeve length. Fashion worthy of documentation is always a product of some sort of subversion of expectation.

    I also love to see something free of labels on Sart. Thanks again

  27. Jack Daniel

    December 9, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    Ordinary people. But they look coool!!

  28. cami falcĂŁo

    December 9, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    i love this light on their faces.

  29. John Christopher

    December 9, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    I hate most sneakers/high tops and that whole movement, but I like these high top Asics. Weird.

  30. Jackie

    December 9, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    Haha, I went to NYU and they look like the prototypical undergrad standing outside of Tisch/Gallatin smoking or waiting for the bus. You should photograph there more often — you’ll get some creative (albeit not so high-end) shots that are emblematic of young, downtown NYC style. Right there on Broadway is the perfect spot.

    Ah memories.

  31. Z

    December 9, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    These kids look like they’re straight out of the Richmond Scene!

    Love the Onitsuka Tigers he’s wearing!

  32. thegrip

    December 9, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    I like when you post younger people on here, it’s a breath of fresh air.

  33. Anonymous

    December 9, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    Quintessential NYU/Downtown NYC style. Definitely photograph down here more often – you won’t be sorry about what you find.

  34. Anonymous

    December 9, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    these two are a nice pair but there are much better dressed students at NYU.

  35. Anonymous

    December 9, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    string belt or shoelace belt? shoelace belts are an interesting but really common shakteboarding trend, more comfortable to skate in and skaters ALWAYS have extra shoelaces because they wear through their shoes so rapidly and always get extra pairs of laces with each pair of shoes..

    great shot sart, i like seeing younger people on your blog.

    sarah .

  36. Min

    December 9, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    good, but meh. I feel like most “alternative” kids my age (the 18-26 year old group) dress this way already.

  37. tatiana

    December 9, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    my favorite thing from you mr. sart, how you have the kindest interest and appreciation on the little details…it’s very inspiring! :)

  38. Jessica

    December 9, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    they’re not americans, are they?

  39. Anonymous

    December 9, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    I understand why you posted this picture. The texture, pattern and color are interesting. However, to me this really just hipsters dressing like hipsters. You know, wearing what stylish people were wearing 3 years ago.
    If you like this look, come to the University of Oregon campus.Every fifth person has it.

    -Kris from Eugene

  40. Anonymous

    December 10, 2008 at 12:19 am

    Nooooooooooooooo! Sooooo not fashion.

  41. Anonymous

    December 10, 2008 at 12:57 am

    are you running out of stylish people to photograph??

  42. Anonymous

    December 10, 2008 at 1:22 am

    The two of them are just so cute! I love it.

  43. Anonymous

    December 10, 2008 at 3:39 am

    These two are different. That’s for sure. And, there’s something to be said about youth/street style as opposed to the more pulled-together look. But, this is pretty horrid.

  44. ERman

    December 10, 2008 at 4:25 am

    plaid flannel shirt worn over a hoodie?? Gawd.. i should try that.

  45. Maven

    December 10, 2008 at 5:13 am

    DANG! Well, he’s nailed “the look”, right down to using a shoelace for a belt, and a flannel over a hoodie. Wheres his board? This is EXACTLY what the skater dudes look like down here in Miami… including the swoopy doop of hair. Some of them cut the sleeves off the flannels, though. I sure do wish they weren’t smoking-
    Love her look- sweet!

  46. padraic timothy sullivan

    December 10, 2008 at 5:36 am

    flannel over hoodie? how have i missed this before!

    it’s one of those brilliant sart moments when my existing wardrobe seems to double in size.

    thank you sart.

  47. mi moleskine y yo

    December 10, 2008 at 5:55 am

    I love these tiger shoes!!!

  48. Jessica

    December 10, 2008 at 7:52 am

    have to disagree with so many comments that this look is typical of downtown, particularly around NYU. really? i’ve not found much creativity down there recently…
    i’ve actually been hoping that with the current economics, there will be some more interesting fashion on the street in NYC soon… i’m waiting… waiting….

  49. HERR M

    December 10, 2008 at 8:34 am

    Fucking boring! I can’t decide what is more middle-class…Nu Rave meets puberty or monotony meets beggar style.

  50. ricola

    December 10, 2008 at 9:54 am

    I love it. It reminds me of the colouring of birds, The bright male and the more monochromatic female. very nice.

  51. Anonymous

    December 10, 2008 at 11:10 am

    Are they French ? I know this picture was taken in NYC but they really remind me of some students we have here. Even their face and hairstyle look very familiar to me.

  52. Stephanie

    December 10, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    cute, young, collegiate. her ensemble is very jcrew. the guy’s shoes work well with the plaid shirt.

  53. Anonymous

    December 10, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    People in bigger cities will not be as impressed by this. for me this is average, since EVERY kid in San Francisco dresses like this. This is hipster uniform, not beautiful fashion.

  54. Partymann's Way

    December 10, 2008 at 3:47 pm


    i went to high school with that girl and can attest that she always had style beyond this world.

    the accusations of “hipster uniform” are just as baseless as accusing the majority of sartorialist subjects as “yuppie uniform.” the extension of her black sleeves beyond the coat parallels the almost waistless emergence of her black leggings out of the base of the coat – a balance framed perfectly by the matching brown of the coat and the shoes. and i know it’s been discussed, but the pink ribbon is such a killer touch too. there’s excellent composition to it all.

    and, not to be redundant, but the shrunken-flannel-as-cardigan really does deserve mad props.

  55. Robin

    December 10, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    HI EVAN!

    Shave your mustache. Awesome.

  56. Nancy

    December 11, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    he looks great! if i saw him walking down the block my head would turn :))

  57. jdef

    December 11, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    I like the way the pattern and colors of his jacket/pack seem to have fallen through his skinny pants and spilled out onto his shoes. I also like the way her warmth and simplicity is the perfect compliment to his cool complexity, and their sly smiles suggest a shared secret with the photographer. They remind me of my own kids, who possess a similar brand of easy sophistication.

  58. Jane S.

    December 12, 2008 at 1:33 am

    Such excellent kicks on the young man; someone with really good taste must have picked them out. I mean, maybe.

  59. Anonymous

    December 17, 2008 at 11:35 am

    He was a lot cuter before he had a moustache, but I do like the outfit.

  60. Anonymous

    December 22, 2008 at 12:16 am

    shoestring belt.. i love it.

  61. Anonymous

    December 28, 2008 at 2:01 am

    Anyone know where I can get shoes in a similar style to hers?

  62. mimi

    January 8, 2009 at 1:16 am

    i think the brown washes the girl’s complexion out. nothing special, stylish, different about this at all. very boring. nothing makes this stand out, but on its own, all i can say is that she looks comfortable and warm.

    the guy on the other hand looks friendly and fun :)

    to be honest, im more curious about the person squatting behind this couple!

  63. Hannah

    March 1, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Love their (especially his) look of bemused self-consciousness.

  64. the new yawka

    December 3, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    They look adorable together. They're having fun and doing it on a thrift store budget – very stylish.

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