Friday, February 15, 2008

On the Street….Slightly Plaid, NYC


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  1. Brittany(akaRubyredlocks)

    February 15, 2008 at 9:29 am

    What a lovely tartan,especially paired with carmel colored leather.

  2. IHeartNY

    February 15, 2008 at 9:32 am

    luuv her jacket!

  3. Anonymous

    February 15, 2008 at 9:36 am

    I recognize her – isn’t she Sang-A, the handbag designer from Korea? She used to be a TV actress over there…

    • Jay

      February 1, 2013 at 1:35 pm

      Yes, She’s Korean and hand bag designer lol

  4. Anonymous

    February 15, 2008 at 9:49 am

    I love this look. The proportions are just right- slim on top to balance the volume on the bottom, the shoes are great, the bag works… Even her haircut adds to the overall picture.

  5. Anonymous

    February 15, 2008 at 9:50 am

    Now would be a great time to have that shopping guide so I knew where to get that jacket! The rest of it really works too…

  6. Anonymous

    February 15, 2008 at 9:54 am

    nice combo. and however much she paid for that jacket, it was worth it.

  7. Peggy

    February 15, 2008 at 10:01 am

    Great smile and appealing style plus the photo captures the energy of Manhattan.

  8. Anonymous

    February 15, 2008 at 10:12 am

    Sang A

    she is famous bag designer-!!

  9. Anonymous

    February 15, 2008 at 10:29 am

    wow! truly one of my favorites, for way too many reasons.

  10. Anonymous

    February 15, 2008 at 10:30 am

    love the leather jacket, and the mixed texture on the shoes

  11. Anonymous

    February 15, 2008 at 10:34 am

    VAVOOM! I LOVE this look! It’s so bold. Anyone know where this lovely jacket is from? I love the ensemble. Thanks Sart!

  12. laia.

    February 15, 2008 at 10:36 am

    I love her! It sort of doesn’t match yet it looks perfect. Her shoes are great. The smile brings everything together, for sure.

  13. Jo.

    February 15, 2008 at 10:37 am

    Hi Scott!
    I have started visiting your blog late summer last year. I have watched all your photos from the very beginning and I think you’re really amazing.You really got the eye. And this photo is amazing as well. Beautiful checked skirt. Its colours are complimented by those yellow cabs from far behind. Not to mention leather jacket. It looks so well on her.

  14. Gemma

    February 15, 2008 at 10:37 am

    I love the shoes… and the jacket. and the bag. While I don’t think I can pull it off, she certainly can.

  15. pika

    February 15, 2008 at 10:38 am

    loving the jacket and shoes.

  16. birdy

    February 15, 2008 at 10:48 am

    super cute

  17. Paul Pincus

    February 15, 2008 at 10:52 am

    Love everything here!!!

  18. lynn

    February 15, 2008 at 11:03 am

    I like the skirt.

  19. Anonymous

    February 15, 2008 at 11:21 am

    i agree with whomever above said a shopping guide would be nice- cause i covet that jacket!

  20. Anonymous

    February 15, 2008 at 11:25 am

    she used to be a singer and a actress in Korea. I remember her famous song ‘Musical’

  21. Anonymous

    February 15, 2008 at 11:31 am

    I would love too see the rest of the plaid suit that I see peeking out. I like her shoes very much.

    Face it. The tiny jacket doesn’t go with the rest of her outfit. Her outerwear has got to cover what’s underneath or she should put her plaid coat in her bag.

  22. Kara

    February 15, 2008 at 11:42 am

    Is it a skirt? Or are they big, plaid, sultan-esque pants? Whichever, I’m digging the look.

    I completely disagree with “anonymous 11:31 AM” – I think her shoes make it obvious that the jacket is part of the ensemble and it balances out the proportions.

    From the small view of the photo, I thought she had short hair, but up close, it looks like a loose, long ponytail. I might have like the short look a little better.


  23. Anonymous

    February 15, 2008 at 11:56 am

    Yeah, she’s Sang-A. Ex-singer in Korea and now a handbag designer in the NYC. I just love her bag (the one she’s carrying the pic).

  24. Miss Elizabeth

    February 15, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    That jacket! I want it…

  25. Iheartfashion

    February 15, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    Glorious brown biker jacket! What a great combination.

  26. Anonymous

    February 15, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    She is SANG-A! actress/singer but most known lately for her fabulous alligator bag designs! love the jacket and skirt combo. but i always thought she has a gorgeous smile.

  27. cassaundra

    February 15, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    her whole ensemble is gorgeous .. although the bag seems a bit too bulky to me. but that jacket — my, my, it’s incredible.

  28. gila

    February 15, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    oh, great, this season’s PLAID trend.
    debuting on a runway near you.

  29. Anonymous

    February 15, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    The shoes are Westwood and from Edon Manor, in Tribeca.

  30. Erika

    February 15, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    love the jacket, but looks a little too small in proportion with the gauchos

  31. L & K

    February 15, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    Great look! Does anybody know who makes the shoes?

  32. Anonymous

    February 15, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    I respectfully disagree! it is ok to wear short over long. It’s a great layering look.

  33. Hard Luck Hero

    February 15, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    You have to tell us where that jacket is from!

  34. Dulcinea

    February 15, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    That jacket is amazing and coming in a close second is that skirt/pant? I love it, all of it.

  35. Mary

    February 15, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    that might be the coolest jacket i’ve ever seen.

  36. enc

    February 15, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    I’m looking at the jacket and shoes more than the skirt (interesting as it is).

  37. amed studio

    February 15, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    The lady does great credit to the concept of mixing avant garde fashion elements (the Vivienne Westwood or Westwood-inspired tartan culottes and platform oxfords) with modern classic pieces (motorcycle jacket and crocodile bag). It’s nice to see someone juxtaposing styles and looking chic and pretty rather than just weird and disjointed, as is more often the case.

  38. fraise

    February 15, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    What synchronicity! I have essentially identical shoes and just today was pondering whether they’d look good with a skirt and tights. (Although on closer look, it looks more like she’s wearing loose-fitting cropped pants?)

    I love the asymmetry of her jacket and the leather it’s made of.

  39. Anonymous

    February 15, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    Is the skirt/pants Vivienne Westwood?
    Like many here, I’m also loving the jacket. It’s the perfect proportion for what she’s wearing below.
    And that bag!

  40. tintin

    February 15, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    You caught a great smile, Schu. As a photographer who grew up in darkrooms with fixer and stop bath…I hate you. But it’s only sour grapes. I’m not keen on the mix match of tartan and motorcycle jacket but she is so cute that I could care less. BTW, I love Kim Chi.

  41. S.

    February 15, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    Is it really that snow-free in NYC? I feel like crying (I am crying). I haven’t been able to wear anything but a rotating selection of sweaters, jeans and (somewhat) sensible boots for ages now!

  42. sarah

    February 15, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    Boy do I just plain love your blog, sir.

  43. Anonymous

    February 15, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    Nice mix and matching…also like the taxicabs behind as a component of the picture

  44. lora

    February 15, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    Re the comment above, I couldn’t disagree more. This is just so much FUN. As her beautiful smile shows. Lighten up!

  45. w

    February 15, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    Anybody know what brand shoes she’s wearing? I want!

  46. Jen

    February 15, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    I love the leather with the plaid. For me, being from the Midwest near Chicago, it’s all about taking inspiration from what I see around the world and putting my own casual spin on it. Usually with lower-end items within my budget.

  47. ricpic

    February 15, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    I don’t know why but the slant zipper feature always seems to give a jacket a complimentary cut. I had a favorite ski jacket with that feature for years that turned me into an athlete when I zipped it up. Wish there were more of them around.

  48. Q

    February 15, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    Nice MJ Thriller like jacket! Just in time for the new 25 year release party :)

  49. dean

    February 15, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    I’ll take the shoes and jacket any day; but the pairing of the tartan fabric with the beautiful, worn leather — loose vs. tight; clean vs. sac-like — I think truly detracts from the fabulousness of the leather vibe. It is odd though, it is that.

  50. Anonymous

    February 15, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    Hey mate, nice tartan, that’s sort of Mcneil of Barra… love it.

  51. J.Pak

    February 15, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    i was wondering when you’ll get at her.
    she really has great taste and her clutches are to die for.
    she was also featured in vogue awhile back.

  52. aubiegypsy

    February 15, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    love love love!!!

    i always avoid shoes in that particular color simply because i never know what to pair them with- thanks for the inspiration!! now to find a jacket similar…..

  53. skiwi

    February 15, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    I love the zipper on that jacket.

  54. Esther

    February 15, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    I was in NY last week, was keeping an eye out for you. How are you always able to get people to pose in the middle of the street without them getting run over? :-) Thank you for sharing your pics & your creativity.

  55. Laguna Beach Trad

    February 15, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    I’m feeling a bit under the weather today, so I have decided to submit my comment in verse form:

    Plaid makes me glad, and of tartan I’m a fan.
    This lady’s smile is as bright as, her jacket is tan.
    From plaid skirt to leather jacket, this lady oozes style.
    But I especially love her handbag, in black crocodile.

  56. Anonymous

    February 15, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    lovely, but i’m not sure that there’s anything slight about a calf-lenth skirt. definitely just plaid. i kind of like the IDEA of slightly plaid, though. what exactly would that look like..

  57. Anonymous

    February 15, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    nope. shoes are clunky, bag is stupidly large, jacket is—no wait it’s not the jacket, it’s the skirt! I hate the skirt. I want black, skin tight jeans or leather. Then all the rest works. Otherwise, it is strictly thrift store. I don’t care who she is.

  58. Angel

    February 15, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    I love the play between the normal colors and the playful cuts and proportions. Definitely the smile does a lot…you don’t see that many thrilled people in manhattan.

  59. Anonymous

    February 15, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    I like it when things slightly unsettle me.

  60. Anonymous

    February 16, 2008 at 12:58 am

    Blake Lively wore that jacket on Gossip Girl, didn’t she?

  61. Anonymous

    February 16, 2008 at 1:15 am

    Oh my gosh! I saw almost the same skirt on ebay. I must go purchase it now,

  62. Anonymous

    February 16, 2008 at 2:35 am

    I love the color of the jacket. Such a nice twist on the classic black leather motorcycle jacket.

  63. Nick Couch

    February 16, 2008 at 5:46 am

    inward pointing feet. But, love the look, very zippy.

  64. libiem

    February 16, 2008 at 9:33 am

    I love the jacket and bag, they are so cute, and the skirt is so unexpected.

  65. Anonymous

    February 16, 2008 at 9:48 am

    Yes, She used be a singer in Korea, Now She designs shoes and bags and owns her shop in Mahattan..

    I just like all of her look, perfect!

  66. Anonymous

    February 16, 2008 at 10:15 am

    lovely Pauric Sweeney bag!

  67. Anonymous

    February 16, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    yeah… her name is Lim sang ah. she is a Korean actress. I like her!

  68. Jin Sun

    February 16, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    hah! i thought i recognized her! Yes, she used to be a famous singer and actress in Korea… didn’t know that she lives in NY

  69. U

    February 16, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    Absolutely fabulous! Love everything about this look.

  70. Anonymous

    February 16, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    i know that i could never get away with wearing a suit like that but she wears it so well and looks great! i absolutly adore her jacket. it goes nicely with her shoes and the black bag breaks up the brown and coordinates well with her the plaid. another great shot!

  71. pretty kitty publishing

    February 16, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    Great attitude! That jacket emphasizes her waist nicely, and the plaid top peaking out at the hips adds fullness to the waste, but it is sweetly odd, at the same time. This is truly an individualistic look that harkens back to the ’70s. The handbag (YSL?) is the bomb. The only troubling thing for me is the hoisery – perhaps a tan colour? I don’t know, though.

  72. Seamstress of Thought

    February 16, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    love the camel leather combined with the plaid skirt. really great all around.

  73. Anonymous

    February 16, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    wow. she looks great. someone must know who that jacket is!?

  74. jo

    February 16, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    Beatiful! I love that plaid.

    Sarto, I miss seeing older women on this blog. Old men wearing suits are common on this blog, but older women are very rare. I know there are very well-dressed older women out there. Speaking of which, does anybody know what a woman’s equivalent of a classic men’s suit is? What is truly classic for a woman to wear, regardless of age?

  75. Anonymous

    February 16, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    The bag is ridiculously big, but I love everything about her outfit.
    Forget those LV dog carriers, this one could hold a child!

  76. Anonymous

    February 16, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    I love everything about this look. First, the woman’s smile is drop dead gorgeous. Second the balance she strikes between the jacket and shoes and the pants and bag is just fantastic. Great eye!


  77. Anonymous

    February 17, 2008 at 12:09 am

    You know, for a bag designer, the bag is the only thing about this I don’t like.

    Amazing jacket.

    For a second, I thought that was the official tartan of Nova Scotia. Pity.

  78. DeepBlueSea

    February 17, 2008 at 3:53 am

    So who’s she channeling?


  79. Anonymous

    February 17, 2008 at 6:12 am


  80. Carolina Lange

    February 17, 2008 at 11:16 am

    That Balenciaga jacket is so beautiful!

  81. Anonymous

    February 17, 2008 at 11:18 am


  82. janejane

    February 17, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    I think I just shed a tear over that jacket. It is too perfect to comprehend. I don’t care who she is, how nice her smile is, or anything else about her outfit. That jacket steals the show.

    If it is Balenciaga afterall, I am certainly not surprised. Nicolas is a genius, and he never disappoints. He has a very special, cool touch, and that is reflected in this fab jacket.

  83. chloe

    February 17, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    absolutely stunning girl but not feeling the outfit. a shorter skirt would’ve worked better.

  84. 'nI-"län

    February 18, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    wow she really pulls off that look. I bought a very similar part of plaid shorts (mine are actually culottes) the other day. Its summer over here so ive been wearing them with loose singlets but this photo has given me some great ideas for winter! :)

  85. Anonymous

    February 19, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    This is so hot! This is one of my favorite looks I’ve seen on here in a while. The shoes are great. The pants are incredible! That jacket is so cool. I love the color, paired with the tartan. I would never have thought to pair those colors, but it looks SO good. She is a freakin genius.

  86. Anonymous

    February 19, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    Oh, those shoes!!!
    Where did she get them? They look like something i’d find at a thrift store, but they probably cost half my paycheck!

  87. Mrs. Pankhurst

    February 21, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    Sart–those look like a slightly bigger, plaid take on Thai fisherman pants. Is that what we’ve got going on here? That wrap effect in the front looks awfully familiar.

  88. ina

    February 24, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    I saw this photo on and loved it.
    I saw a few more really great Sartorialist shots there, and I’d recommend to everyone to check them out.

  89. Amelimelo

    February 25, 2008 at 7:56 am

    What a wonderful jacket !

  90. lili

    February 25, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    fantastic outfit, love the shoes and jacket!

  91. Anonymous

    February 26, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    Her look is bold and robust in the right places…the bag doesn’t quite do it for me either…she looks fab anywayz! I saw a geat jacket that would compliment those pants on…check it out!

  92. VertigoVirgo

    February 27, 2008 at 10:07 am

    I like this, she’s cute and I like the proportions, the line and the juxtaposition…she ties it in neatly…but not too much. She gets an A. :)

  93. Anonymous

    March 14, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    Sang A!
    I love her.

  94. mj

    February 17, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    how fab she is! i like her so much~
    great bag,too

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