Friday, November 13, 2009

On the Street….Seventh Ave., NYC


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  1. NaydineK

    November 13, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    are these pumpkin pants?!!!

  2. xris

    November 13, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    RAe those those pants that the GAP produced back in the 80's? 16-whale corduroy with the print. I think they were made for women, but I used to wear them when I was skateboarding.


  3. Anonymous

    November 13, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    Perfect! I adore those trousers, this is the only picture i've ever felt inclined to comment on.

  4. greendress

    November 13, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    big balls!

  5. Sam

    November 13, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Oh that is just horrific

    -The Wish List

  6. katthroatworld

    November 13, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    it takes some guts for a man to pull off floral pants. =P

  7. Menelik

    November 13, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    This is a tad bit disagreeable.

  8. Anonymous

    November 13, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    I am digging the PJ bottoms and boots.

  9. Stefan

    November 13, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    rather hideous if I do say so myself. I would like to see someone defend this.

  10. Kali

    November 13, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    loving the necktie and the print on the pants but something about the color scheme is holding me back from loving the whole shebang.


    November 13, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    I think he just arrived from London Fashion Week! Lol. Love the look, the boots are amazing!


  12. J T I

    November 13, 2009 at 1:59 pm


  13. Anonymous

    November 13, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    utterly ridiculous!

  14. Joey

    November 13, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    I like this look. It's different.

  15. Petey

    November 13, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    What's hanging down under his sweater? It looks like a woman's black slip!

  16. Anonymous

    November 13, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    want the shoes

  17. Alex Folzi

    November 13, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    is he wearing p jays or what lol?

  18. Francesca

    November 13, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    my question is – is that a fanny pack? please say no dear god, please say no.

    love the shoes.

    f <– two girls blogging fashion from nyc and chicago!

  19. The Photodiarist

    November 13, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    I like the look. Thank god we don't all have the same style and dress the same way!

  20. jen laceda

    November 13, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    Love the boots and trench

  21. Thomas

    November 13, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Boots are cool.

  22. Anonymous

    November 13, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    What the hell is that black thing over the pants?? I like this and the attitude that it brings…good not to take yourself too seriously some times.


  23. Anonymous

    November 13, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    I love this look, the layers are perfect and the trench perfectly tones out the contrast of those beautiful pants. I have high respect for anyone who can pull of a look like this with a high level of confidence.

    Christian Velasquez.

  24. Ganymede Girl

    November 13, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    I actually like the pants, but not with the shoes. Black boots would look much better and balance everything out more.

  25. Le 21ème

    November 13, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    So many negative comments….wow! I LOVE this look!


  26. Anonymous

    November 13, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    well, look at mister crazy pants…

  27. Ellie

    November 13, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Weeeeelll? I do like the boots and I do like the trench… definitely a confident brave fella to wear the pants. He is neat looking tho..

  28. Natasha

    November 13, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    i love those trousers!

  29. Anonymous

    November 13, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    the reason he can pull this off to me is because his face isn't "model like". i expect him to be wearing ECKO or something then.. he hits ya with the pants and the ohr-ahnj boots!

  30. Sam U.

    November 13, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    HA! Style takes on so many forms!

  31. Sophisticated Misfit

    November 13, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    I concur with the lady on the right side of the shot.


  32. CW

    November 13, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    My wife had those Gap cords!

    He looks ridiculous.

  33. Anonymous

    November 13, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    I appreciate individuality, yet this oufit is very much in poor taste. The proportion/color scheme makes for a hiddeous combination.

  34. English Rose

    November 13, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    hmm – this look isn't working for me and i cant decide whether its one thing thats wrong or the whole thing…

  35. Anonymous

    November 13, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    oh my…

  36. Amy

    November 13, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Not feeling the pants and the long shirt…a bit too forgot to get dresses today for me. I like the rest though.

  37. The Blasphemous Fiendess

    November 13, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    SImply smashing attitude! If he likes it he should wear it. That's the advice my eleven year old students give.

  38. Anonymous

    November 13, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    I am NOT feeling 7th avenue AT ALL !

  39. john

    November 13, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Redwings always look good.

  40. Anonymous

    November 13, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    i personally think that he looks great and i admire him for having the courage to wear what he thinks looks good on him. It has a lot of personality

  41. Nilsby

    November 13, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Different is good.

  42. Anonymous

    November 13, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    He goes to Parsons! He's a tough eastern european-looking guy.

  43. Devi

    November 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Love the boots and the top part. not the pants.

  44. davidsl

    November 13, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    as my grandmother would have said, "it's a look".

  45. Sarah B

    November 13, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    I am mortified. What are those PANTS all about?

  46. SallyO

    November 13, 2009 at 5:44 pm


  47. JR

    November 13, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    Are those pajama bottoms, dental assistant pants, or chef pants? This ensemble is completely silly–laughable even.

  48. samjacobsauthor

    November 13, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Nothing screams "I hope The Sartorialist spots me!" like those pants.

  49. Maranda

    November 13, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Sure, why not! I like it, something different. I also like how all the buildings are vertical and he's leaning. A little bit off-kilter.

  50. Anonymous

    November 13, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    can someone please tell me the deal with this tuck in pants look. I dont get it when its a beautiful day w/o rain or snow in the forcast

  51. Jane

    November 13, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Such a serious look and such soft, playful pants. :o) Whatever is at his waist is distracting and not attractive to me, but I'll bet this outfit looks great when he's on the move…walking, stooping, sitting with legs crossed, etc. The pants look agreeably soft and comfy and go well with the substantial boots. He looked well grounded to me. Bravo for that.

  52. Susan

    November 13, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Ha i love the pants! I really like these new shots with a clustered of people in the background! It soo great!

  53. John McVey

    November 13, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    makes most everyone else on the street look good.

  54. Anonymous

    November 13, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Not only are the pants strange, the whole shape of this outfit is weird. Plus I don't get the flapper thing on his crotch. His boots are cool though! And I have to give him point for uniqueness. I'd rather see people dressed like this, than to see all the little drones out there.

  55. Anonymous

    November 13, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    everything great expect the pants…to out there and doesn't fit with the overall 'look'

  56. Anonymous

    November 13, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    GIVE 'ER!

  57. Anonymous

    November 13, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Wow. Really?

  58. Anonymous

    November 14, 2009 at 1:50 am

    he's a vassar grad.
    that explains it.

  59. Jacqueline

    November 14, 2009 at 2:41 am

    the pants are pretty unique!

  60. y

    November 14, 2009 at 3:21 am

    love it or hate, he wears it with confidence and that's what counts

  61. pixie

    November 14, 2009 at 7:04 am

    I have often felt this way and often expressed it:

    I think many people here would "like" anything you do. It makes no difference what, if you do it they feel there must be something "fashionable" about it, even if they are missing what it is.

    This sort of thing makes me question the actual point of this blog… not in a negative way really and certainly I don't mean I'm considering NOT coming back. No, I love the photos but what is the point here? Is it to show me good, interesting fashion? Or just interesting fashion? Or street life around the world?

    Well need I say, for me this is a no. PJ's with flowers or pumpkins on them really should just never be worn by a man but certainly not in public.


  62. lolly

    November 14, 2009 at 8:08 am

    Are those pants ugly or what? I still love the photo though.

  63. Anonymous

    November 14, 2009 at 9:13 am

    He is Fashion.

  64. Anonymous

    November 14, 2009 at 11:03 am

    Waaay too contrived for my sensibility.

    Though I don't like it, it would be more palatable without the work boots. The boots really come out of nowhere.

    But, as always, kudos for trying…….

  65. abby jenkins

    November 14, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    DAMN if I didn't just give my boots like that to Goodwill. DAMN!

  66. Anonymous

    November 14, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    damn right, jesse! from poughhh

    style's about individuality and this is IT.

  67. Rob

    November 14, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    what a great outfit! been waiting ages :o)

    thanks sartorialist x x x

  68. Anonymous

    November 14, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    What irritating comments! I dread to imagine what the world would look like if people allowed themselves to be dictated by any of these "standards"!

    While I personally would not have worn this outfit (though I love the pants and the boots), I think this man reminds us that fashion is never what you wear, but how you wear it. In my opinion, there is no such thing as "unfashionable", because the concept of what is fashionable is constantly changing over time. If there is anything, it would be a lack of style, an ambivalence to oneself, a condition that this man clearly does NOT have.

    Cheers to you man!

    Jody Castillo, Manila

  69. Vinda

    November 15, 2009 at 9:38 am

    love the boots!! unique style too, but I don't really like the pants.

  70. Anonymous

    November 15, 2009 at 11:09 am

    Jesse Z always did his own thing at Vassar. He really tried to experiment and be creative. I promise you he wasn't hoping scott would find him, nor was he trying to become a spectacle like some have suggested.

    Even if you don't like the outfit there is something to be appreciated in his operating in both the mainstream and margins of fashion. That is style.

  71. juju

    November 15, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    I agree. I think this look is amazing.

  72. Markmont

    November 16, 2009 at 12:09 am

    Most certainly don't like the outfit but that is a pretty cool pose.

  73. Anonymous

    November 16, 2009 at 1:38 am

    sooo sexxyy

  74. Joy Mars

    November 17, 2009 at 11:23 am

    Very creative use of lumber jack boots. I approve.

    All the layers look very futuristic. The use of the trench too. Like he's appropriated a classic for his own vision.

  75. Anonymous

    November 17, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Jesse–I miss living on the hall with you. Love that you make your own clothes sometimes.

  76. Guatemala Rutas

    November 18, 2009 at 11:53 am

    First time in the blog.. really nice pics.

  77. Anonymous

    November 18, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    I love it. He's got the attitude to pull it off.

  78. Anonymous

    November 23, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    looks like cleveland browns pants!

  79. MarcellT

    December 17, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Those are Red Wing Shoes- Legendary! I have a pair of Red Wings, bugt not these.

  80. Bud

    December 21, 2009 at 1:03 am

    The pajama pants are okay, the boots are cool, and his entire upper mid-half is good, but together? It seems like he's trying a little to hard to be…something? I don't think hipster quite fits here.

  81. Mircea

    December 23, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    omg…super crazy(in a good way)pants

  82. Anonymous

    January 18, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    This outfit translates to supreme confidence. People are attracted to confidence possibly more than any other attribute.

    "The people dancing look insane to those who cant hear the music."

  83. Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 at 4:45 pm


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