Great shot, Sart. I really like this look — apart from the shoes! Why would someone ruin such a classic outfit by adding those white shoes? This type of shoe (“sneakers,” “trainers”) should only be worn in the gym. It’s as if this guy suddenly forgot how to dress when he got to this feet. Sloppy. He is wearing a wonderful jacket though.
i want a stroller like that. my jogging stroller only has one wheel in the front and is horrible to steer. and maybe mom has the other inside a store. they probably can’t fit that thing into any europeans stores…
I love the Edward Goreyness of badminton shoes(classic and classy) with tweed…if only he were wearing a full length bearskin coat (sigh). Lay off laguna beach rigid, it would have been 3 striped windpants and a hoodie with every other strolling dad. Celebrate him, don’t hate him.
I’m not going to back down on this one. Wearing sneakers with such beautiful clothes is inexcusable, IMO. He’s obviously a stylish guy and has taken care to pick out a beautiful tweed jacket, shirt, khakis, and bowtie, so why did he stop at footwear? Does anyone know if this guy is American? If not, I’m sad to see the ultra-casual American look has even infected Swedish guys who should know better.
what a great look — he manages a bowtie without looking like he’s a) wearing a period costume or b) a member of the nation of islam.
also, how many self-styled ‘gentlemen’ are there trolling the internet waiting to pillory anyone who breaks the rules of tailored clothing? i can’t imagine ever caring if someone buttons the ‘wrong’ button or wears ‘incorrect’ shoes. if it looks good, what’s the problem? he’s wearing clothes, not a uniform.
at the start of every summer, one of the first things i do is by at least 2 new pairs of low cut chuck taylors, one natural canvas and the other navy blue. and i wear them with absolutely everything shy of a business suit or tuxedo. frequently with ties and sportcoats. i NEVER wear them in a gym. they make it easier to dress stylishly and still spend the whole day working on your feet or ride a bike or walk around all day with a baby, things i do all the time.
i think it takes an EXTRA modicum of style not only to attempt such things, but to pull them off as well as this gent.
laguna: You are taking this shoebusiness way too seriously.Firstly,I donÂ´t think this papa is a fashion freak.To me he seems just an ordinary chap who picked something from his closet to put on going to town with his wife and kids, maybe on a weekend day.He chose sneakers cause he knew that the streets in Stockholm are partly pebblestoned and knowing it would be a rough day pushing the troller,he put comfort above all and even volunteered to carry the bag with the extra diapers.CanÂ´t you accept this? So wasteless to make an issue of the shoes.
Ladies and gentlemen! Converse /sneakers are worn with everything nowadays . The contrast with the rest of the outfit is sometimes the point – in many parts of the world. “Double strollers” are very common and popular in Sweden and not always used only for babies ! But almost always used for running down the rest of us !!!!!!!!! This dad is just resting before he attacks innocent pedestrians with his “vehicle” !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Don’t think you have to worry about the other child. In Sweden we have a parental insurance that makes it possible to stay home with the baby for 12-18 months. One of the parents has to take at least 30 days of from work to get maximum payment from the insurance (still it’s mostly mummy that takes the rest). So my guess is that the elder child is at the nursery. And I sure didn’t look a bit stylish during this period of my life…
I am an American living in Sweden, and if anyone can give you a run for your money when it comes to style, it’s a Swede. They are masters of understated cool. This man is the perfect example. And as for the Converse, they are cool, comfortable and perfectly balance the rest of his outfit!