Friday, May 26, 2006

On The Street…..Retro In Shorts, New York


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  1. argos

    May 26, 2006 at 8:27 am

    I love it.

    I want that cardi sweater.

  2. Anonymous

    May 26, 2006 at 8:33 am

    I love it! He looks great!

  3. Anonymous

    May 26, 2006 at 8:53 am

    Great picture, i believe he’s got a great sense of style at his age. The tie really makes the look complete

  4. stylethread

    May 26, 2006 at 9:14 am

    I don’t know… I’m expecting him to belt out, “read all about it!” at anytime. Don’t get me wrong, I dig vintage, but it seems as though he is coming across as costumey vs. hip. It just looks like he’s trying too hard as it’s too thorough of a nod to antiquity. I think it’s the hat and the shorts (remind me of knickers.) Although, if he lost the hat and strongly contrasting shoes, and added sneakers, I think he would have a great look going.

  5. shobhana

    May 26, 2006 at 9:35 am

    love this look! fabulous!

  6. Anonymous

    May 26, 2006 at 9:40 am

    It’s gotta be RRL!

  7. Em Lo

    May 26, 2006 at 9:51 am

    I think the costume-y aspect is what makes this outfit so nice.

  8. velocity girl

    May 26, 2006 at 10:03 am

    I adore the old man cardi. Don’t quite fancy the shoes…

    But he pulls it off. Good job.

  9. Anonymous

    May 26, 2006 at 10:38 am


  10. Anonymous

    May 26, 2006 at 10:44 am

    i know its probably too vernacular a look, but he really needs some socks, knee high ones, argyle maybe. one, to add a little visual punch and two, to cover his glaringly milky pink calf muscles. its a very retro fun outfit, though

  11. Expat in Mpls

    May 26, 2006 at 11:10 am

    It’s like a cross between a newsie and an English schoolboy. I do love the cardi/tie/shorts combo. Although it also conjures up an idea of what Angus Young might wear on a casual day. A few chords of Back in Black after he finishes the paper route?

  12. Meredith

    May 26, 2006 at 11:52 am

    Omigosh! I love this look. A lot. I think the “newsies” look of it is whimsical, not costumey. He’s doing something great and different, and it’s wholly appreciated by me.

  13. Anonymous

    May 26, 2006 at 1:08 pm

    my first reaction was “costume”. He looks too contrived.

  14. Anonymous

    May 26, 2006 at 1:09 pm

    my first reaction was “costume”. He looks too contrived.

  15. Anonymous

    May 26, 2006 at 1:10 pm

    the sweater is marc by marc jacobs.

  16. EMNH

    May 26, 2006 at 1:17 pm

    So adorable. He has that angelic androgyny happening…and no socks…sigh. I am won over.

  17. Anonymous

    May 26, 2006 at 1:42 pm

    I don’t know about New York (or America as a whole), but you probably didn’t grow up wearing school uniforms exactly like this, as a lot of people will have done in the UK.

    I think it looks good here though.

  18. Janellio

    May 26, 2006 at 1:50 pm

    You didnt happen to get his number btw?

  19. Anonymous

    May 26, 2006 at 3:03 pm

    What’s the matter with a costumey look? I like it! I think he looks great.

  20. April

    May 26, 2006 at 3:27 pm

    Aww, what a cutie.
    Makes me want to watch Christian Bale in Newsies!!!!

  21. Maria

    May 26, 2006 at 3:38 pm


  22. bdickason

    May 26, 2006 at 3:44 pm

    I enjoy the look from the waist up but with a pair of brown oxfords and some wool pants, it would be magnificent! Shorts and… ugly mandals?! No thank you.

  23. Anonymous

    May 26, 2006 at 5:27 pm

    I find that outfit so attractive, but maybe it’s just the cardigan.

  24. Anonymous

    May 26, 2006 at 7:09 pm

    Agree with stylethread re. choice of footwear

  25. Anonymous

    May 26, 2006 at 8:51 pm

    I’d have to disagree. It’s an awkward length for the shorts, which should be longer or shorter, preferably shorter. The same with the cut of the cardigan (which looks very marc) and the amount of shirt showing underneath, underneath, which combined with the length of his sockless calf, gives him a stumpy midsection. open up the cardigan, loosen the tie, roll up the shorts, wear some canvas shoes.

  26. Anonymous

    May 26, 2006 at 8:52 pm

    I’m fallin in love!

  27. Anonymous

    May 26, 2006 at 9:11 pm

    what a freaking cutie! i am so loving this look.

  28. Anonymous

    May 27, 2006 at 1:40 am

    The look is great. It would seem less costumey if he had diffrent shoes on, thought it would probally take away slightly from his retroness.

  29. Jessica

    May 27, 2006 at 6:47 am

    It would be better if he was wearing low converse sneakers, all ratty and beat up. The shoes make it a bit too formal.

  30. quigley

    May 27, 2006 at 10:56 am

    A Bowery Boy or from Tom Brown’s School Days….or ‘Extra, Extra!!!’

  31. Anonymous

    May 27, 2006 at 12:41 pm

    I was thinking Bowery paper boy as well, perhaps meeting Ralph Lauren along the way…


  32. Anonymous

    May 27, 2006 at 11:01 pm

    The kids are alright!

    – desertwind

  33. Anonymous

    May 28, 2006 at 12:36 am

    this looks great, but the shorts and sockless oxfords simply don’t work. as someone already said, wool pants (specifically with a straight-leg cut) would look great with this.

  34. Anonymous

    May 29, 2006 at 12:31 pm

    this is one of my best friends…he is fierce…leave him alone…this guy urinates style!!!

  35. ZackCousin

    May 31, 2006 at 10:20 pm

    “Give That boy an audition and the lead in the Broadway play!” I am not just saying that because I am his favorite engaged cousin…

  36. mizu

    June 2, 2006 at 6:59 am

    Agree with you guys on the shoes and the trousers.
    This dire shoe and short combination (methinks is more the issue than the too-constumey/nice-homage debate)is very jarring. He should either get the trousers as some of you say or if sticking with flashing those pink legs then swap the shoes for casual shoes. The comment suggesting ratty lo converse is so utterly on the mark, I’m awed.

  37. Anonymous

    June 8, 2006 at 1:18 am

    this is adorable, but those shoes with no socks? hmmmm.

  38. Anonymous

    June 25, 2006 at 3:06 pm

    i love him!!!

  39. Hellow_Misstinguette

    July 28, 2008 at 11:00 am

    He looks like an English pupil . Very cute. : p

  40. yvette

    November 25, 2008 at 5:20 am

    The grown up school boy.

  41. leticia

    November 25, 2008 at 6:57 am

    My boyfriend says this is just like his high school uniform.

  42. Nicole

    June 26, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Beautiful boy!
    I loved her style.

  43. RL Shattuck

    November 18, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    come on . . . the kid is an AC/DC fan . . .

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