Friday, January 16, 2009

On the Street….Socks – The Finishing Touch, Florence

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  1. Suisse us

    January 16, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    YES! Where can I find such socks?

  2. Blicious

    January 16, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    love the socks!

  3. ryder

    January 16, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    love this attention to detail.

  4. St. Mário

    January 16, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    i love it!

  5. Bite the Weenie

    January 16, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    interesting…because i would never feel good about having even that smallest bit of RED on me whilst wearing BURGUNDY.

    ah, but we all see and FEEL colors differently, no??

  6. Anonymous

    January 16, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    Big striped sweat socks? Well, I guess stripes are preferable to smiley faces…or anklets of any kind.

  7. Dan in Richmond

    January 16, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    Only one photo? I was expecting another series. I love socks and they can add so much interest, style and fun to a look. Definitely a finishing touch. More socks!; before it’s spring and everything is bare ankles again.

  8. Anonymous

    January 16, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    I wish the men here, in Montreal, would pay more attention to that part of their attire. This looks so lovely !!!

  9. n

    January 16, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    freedom socks in red, white and blue. awesome! i like the length and cut of the pants too.

  10. Café Mode

    January 16, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    What a decisive moment! I’m impressed, as usual. Thanks Scott. Looking forward to seeing you soon.

  11. Anonymous

    January 16, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    i like the short pants a lot. The hand (and the jacket) suggest it might be a woman. is it? Then I like the pants even more!

  12. Amanda

    January 16, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    A very good eye.

  13. Sarah

    January 16, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    I never thought of socks as being one of the hightlights of an outfit. Interesting…I love to colours! It really adds a little something to the entire look.

  14. suzanne nelson

    January 16, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Euuww…. I’m with Bite the Weenie here – it’s the burgundy that’s killing me…

  15. thomas

    January 16, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    great…i’d be so happy if someone noticed my socks!

  16. Stefan

    January 16, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    I am a firm believer in wearing a sock that adds some punch to your outfit. Only the really observant will know, and you can always be wryly fashionably smiling on the inside.

    I also think that wearing some wild underwear spices up that inner fashionista/o. :P

  17. Miguel

    January 16, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    I own a pair of red ones I usually wear with dark suits… Today I wear a pair of yellow ones with a light brow suit to the court house. I like the impression it gives.

  18. Ivy Lane

    January 16, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    That’s detail for ya!

  19. KODAK

    January 16, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Can you capture something that is a little out of your element. I want to see someone is head to toe Rick Owens, Thom Browne(with out looking like a victim), Walter Van Bierdendock etc. I think you catch my drift. I’m of seeing the current(always boring issue of GQ).

  20. J.A.F.

    January 16, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    I know some people are having trouble with high waters at the moment but I really like them AND you get to show off your sock moxie.

    I have found really great socks here.

    http://www.customshirt1.com/PantherellaPix01.htm?referrer=Google&gclid=CK-62eKUnZcCFQVfFQodQzM–g

  21. Sammit

    January 16, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    You have quite the eye…to notice such detail.

  22. diane

    January 16, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    The right sock can actually make or break an outfit; and this time of year they should always be made of a very high quality wool, to keep you warm when you are stepping out. My favorites are made by Laura Ashley.

  23. deep_in_vogue

    January 17, 2009 at 12:17 am

    Thom Browne sure did a great job redefining the pant length

  24. MEADE DESIGN GROUP

    January 17, 2009 at 12:32 am

    I love the movement in the photo and well the content with the red sock is fierce.

  25. eachkey

    January 17, 2009 at 3:15 am

    also, the inner jacket is great color,
    I guess.

  26. Criss

    January 17, 2009 at 4:58 am

    Colored socks can add such an interesting detail to your outfit. While being in London last year I saw so many people in suits wearing loud socks and it looked fantastic. I bought 10 pairs of Effio socks (a quality brand from The Netherlands), their are almost as good as Paul Smith’s but much cheaper. I love em and I get lots of compliments for them. Especially women seem to love interesting socks on men.

  27. Anonymous

    January 17, 2009 at 5:03 am

    Cute!

  28. Anonymous

    January 17, 2009 at 7:01 am

    i actually think this sock could ruin the outfit.

  29. Dominica

    January 17, 2009 at 8:31 am

    It’s all in the detail !
    I like Paul Smith’s socks for men !
    I think they reflects the designers fab personality…

    But these look great too !

  30. Baby Kid Blogs

    January 17, 2009 at 8:54 am

    To think I haven’t discovered and been reading your blog until today!

  31. JP

    January 17, 2009 at 9:42 am

    there is nothing like a pair of cashmere socks in cool colors or stripes- especially this week!

  32. Anonymous

    January 17, 2009 at 9:43 am

    to Kodak:

    May I suggest to start your own blog….?

    Also, it in your hands (or brain) not to touch any GQ…

    To Sart:

    THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. Anonymous

    January 17, 2009 at 10:40 am

    I like the immaculate shiny black shoes with the surprise stripes and the rolled up tidy pants. I questions the two back pleats of the dark red jacket. The navy or black down jacket looks cool, because it is so warm.

  34. dutchbaby

    January 17, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    You notice it all, don’t you?

    Are those sewn cuffs or did he roll up the trousers in order to peek-a-boo his socks?

  35. Jack Daniel

    January 17, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    I like these socks. And this is your most interesting photo of 2009 so far.

  36. Geronimo il rosso

    January 17, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    Sart, it’s the second time in a few days you shoot an italian with a shorter coat over his formal jacket. you really think that’s the way to go?

  37. Anonymous

    January 17, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    Oh Mr. Schuman, you’ve got me on my knees for this one: Perfection.

    What the gentleman’s wearing is fantastic of course, but it’s your instinct to crop this portrait right at the elbow that creates the impact: strong graphic lines, intimate, urgent and even voeyueristic.

    PLO

  38. Harry

    January 17, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    You are an real great photographer,
    anyway, I buy all my socks in organic material now from Berthas Eko, http://www.berthaseko.com

  39. Anonymous

    January 17, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    I agree with Sammit and MEADE DESING GROUP – it’s not simple to capture something like this. Great, I say!

    Josi

  40. Anonymous

    January 17, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Paul Smith have lovely stripe socks.

  41. Anonymous

    January 17, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    no way is an italian! this guy is a french or german tourist!

  42. Duncan

    January 17, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    A cheeky sock is always a winner, but stray onto comical and you've over stepped the mark (excuse pun and all that).

    See New & Lingwood for a good selection. This is also a chance for the Welsh to smile; Corgi are great something Charlie Windsor is in agreement with.

    Which ever way you do it skin is a horror. Unless you're sockless in which case hosiery (aka those nasty little clearly visible/invisible efforts)are absolute shockers.

  43. Berkelycole

    January 17, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    on spot

  44. Daniel Oh

    January 17, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    BADASS

  45. Fran Rosa

    January 17, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Beautiful socks =) And the jacket also.

    Fran Rosa

  46. Lucy

    January 17, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Longer trousers…

  47. RaulGuerrero

    January 17, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    thom browne???

  48. catherine

    January 18, 2009 at 2:32 am

    in moving it’s great!!!

  49. Mad Hatter

    January 18, 2009 at 4:00 am

    those socks don’t match to me, they are to sporty

  50. Fran...

    January 18, 2009 at 4:51 am

    I love your blog….

    this is a big influence of trends

    bye

    xxx

  51. Malahierba

    January 18, 2009 at 6:37 am

    very cool! if I know a men with this “touch” never don’t let away! :-)

  52. Jú Fuscaldi Rebouças

    January 18, 2009 at 8:15 am

    I’d never have courage to use these socks with these almost-short pants.
    But I must admit that is very fashionable.
    I’ll try to use my funny socks not to be at home and eat pop corn. lol

  53. Fletcher. [sG]

    January 18, 2009 at 8:34 am

    This was definitely a great shoot!
    Stuff like socks are little details that show our personality a bit more…this guy isn’t so serious after all!

  54. Kay

    January 18, 2009 at 8:58 am

    I completely agree! This image would be a little boring without them.
    No one seems to pay attention to little details like that anymore… I like this (:

  55. Anonymous

    January 18, 2009 at 9:36 am

    I admit I do not like these socks at all. Red, white and blue in large, blocky stripes connotes summertime conservatism to me. I don’t feel like these socks diverge from that enough to ‘reclaim’ the aesthetic. Obviously, though, I’m in the minority with this opinion.

  56. Andrea

    January 18, 2009 at 10:35 am

    No, no, no! I can’t agree… they remind me of schoolboy ankles circa 1990. Not in a good way!
    And I say this as a long time connoisseur of stripy socks!

  57. Patrick

    January 18, 2009 at 11:37 am

    The socks remind me of something from Thom Browne. You can get socks like that at an old menswear store like J.Press or the Andover Shoppe.

  58. Isobel Saoirse Dylan

    January 18, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    You always pay attention to the details. I love that!

  59. Anonymous

    January 19, 2009 at 3:40 am

    Be careful with coloured socks. There is a thin line. However I have noticed that you cant go wrong with the colourful Paul Smith socks and brown (Santoni) shoes. Never with black shoes though. I have had many compliments from men, but far more from women. I am not too sure about the combination in the picture.

    /G, Haarlem, NL

  60. Chloe

    January 19, 2009 at 3:58 am

    These just-a-little-too-short pants are growing on me…:] They bring back socks! Who doesn’t love socks? I have a friend who wears really simple outfits (think AmericanApparel) but his socks are always funky :]

  61. joe t

    January 19, 2009 at 10:43 am

    love,, love, love the socks!!!

  62. Tiger Fodder

    January 19, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    I need to go sock shopping!

  63. jray

    January 19, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    is the outer jacket moncler?

    if so could anyone tell me the model name of this – cant seem to find it. it has a big moncler logo halfway down the arm.

  64. CATICAT

    January 21, 2009 at 9:42 am

    I like that photo because I dont know what he is doing with his left arm he is not calling a taxi I guess. There is a movement unknown as the fact that someone behind him is taking a picture. :-)

  65. Anonymous

    February 5, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    I love the socks, they are subtle, but spectacular. I love the stripe to give the outfit flair

  66. Joost

    June 15, 2010 at 9:14 am

    life is about details. See Effio

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