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
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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….
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.
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.
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!