Thursday, July 21, 2011

On the Street….Strappy Sandals, New York


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  1. Anonymous

    July 21, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    me encantan las sandalias y el estilazo que tiene el conjunto.

  2. klara kolcavova

    July 21, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    just love this, so cool, efortless…
    have nice day, best regards from rainy prague

  3. SabinePsynopsis

    July 21, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    They're perfect. Wonder if I could make some myself…

  4. Inside my head and wardrobe

    July 21, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    wow i love these sandals! suit him perfectly

  5. Anonymous

    July 21, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    I am always in favour of a nice melange of two styles – a formal, chich one and bits of casual wear. But this i dislike – it soesn't have to look shabby.

  6. Anonymous

    July 21, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    I love how his outfit gets more formal as you look up. It starts with the sandals that look primarily made of rope, then the tatered, frayed jean shorts, then a rather nice by comparison jacket an undershirt.
    Great look to him overall, though it makes you wonder how comfortable those sandals are…

  7. Všivavá Čivava

    July 21, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Loving the whole ensemble. Stylish!

  8. The Styley

    July 21, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Wow, he is totally rocking those!

  9. TommasoAspetta

    July 21, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Are you sure this is NYC? Sounds a lot like Milan to me…

  10. hello shopaholic

    July 21, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    love his sandals

  11. Anonymous

    July 21, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    I am not loving this look, b/c, for me at least, there's a problem with proportion. Lose the bulky jacket, and I think we're in business.

  12. Oh my Dior!

    July 21, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    his sandals are really cool!

  13. Justine Guy

    July 21, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    I totally need to DIY those sandals now…

  14. Jennie Nhi Nguyen

    July 21, 2011 at 5:06 pm

  15. álex

    July 21, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Gotta have those sandals! Does anyone know where can I buy them?

  16. mitchell

    July 21, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    im not a fan of sandals in general but this is just not okay

  17. you can call me mary...

    July 21, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    they look like the sandals made from tires that a lot of barefoot runners opt for.

  18. Transtastic Man

    July 21, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    I don't think I could be so bold. Plus I don't have the ankles.

  19. TheMen'sSide

    July 21, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Amazing sandals!

  20. Marcel Da Chump

    July 21, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    This gladiator could'a been a contender,

    had he gone with the all-white ensemble.

    And belt matching straps.

  21. two four eight one nine

    July 21, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Nice, but it sure looks uncomfortable though. I can not fathom walking aroung NYC in those…


  22. bruceglen

    July 21, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Have always loved these sandals…Gaultier, I think. Saw one other guy on the street with 'em. Assumed he was a model and got them from the runway show. Not sure if I could pull them off tho.

  23. Anonymous

    July 21, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Totally looks like Milan to me… you sure that's NY?


  24. Anonymous

    July 21, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    I've always had doubts about sandals in the city. There's just too much dirt, feces, and glass on the ground.

    As for this guy's outfit, it's a raggedy mess.

  25. la-de-marbella

    July 21, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    I only like the sandals.

  26. Anonymous

    July 21, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Whoever wears a blazer in 100 degrees is not cool (pun intended).

  27. Alessandro

    July 21, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    Just a 'tad', a whole lot of tad, too feminine – not to mention ridiculous; might as well go barefoot.


    July 21, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    damn these are awesome! i love how he down graded the hippie vibe a bit with the rest of the outfit.. so good though!

  29. Liz S

    July 21, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Yeah, very cool look there but I can't help but think how uncomfortable those rope sandals are once you get a stride up. BTDT.

  30. Elspeth

    July 21, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    He's totally rockin' the jorts.

  31. Anonymous

    July 21, 2011 at 6:22 pm


  32. Em

    July 21, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    So cool, love the rope straps

  33. Erik

    July 21, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Is that…is that an oriental dragon on his jacket?

  34. Anonymous

    July 21, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    I really like the look but the sandals lookd like a hassle to put on. Anyway with my peasant feet I prefer something closed.

  35. monkeyshines ♥

    July 21, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    adore the sandals!


  36. Anonymous

    July 21, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Not even Jesus would wear those sandals.

  37. shervinsworld

    July 21, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    FIRE FIGHTER!! love this man!

  38. Anonymous

    July 21, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    These sandals are awful. The dragon on the jacket is ridiculous. The jorts are the the least terrible thing about this picture but still terrible.

  39. Fernanda T.

    July 21, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Up o/

  40. Anonymous

    July 21, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Btw, great photo! The monochromatic figure with those pops of color from the bikes–nice.

  41. Anonymous

    July 21, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    I am just confused. Did he get those sandals off the set of a Ben Hur movie? Or maybe he time traveled back to ancient Greece and mugged a plebian for his shoes. Either way, they look kinda' cool in the same sense that wearing a bear skin tied around your shoulders to keep warm looks cool, but is completely uncomfortable and impractical. On the other hand, given how many times I have suffered in high heels in the name of fashion, maybe it's about time men starting wearing really uncomfortable shoes…

  42. AnonymousJK

    July 21, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Love the sandals, love the outfit, but just not together – sorry!

  43. medullasnick

    July 21, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    loooooooooooooooooooove the sandals!

  44. Anonymous

    July 22, 2011 at 12:22 am

    Very ancient Roman.

  45. Ladybird

    July 22, 2011 at 12:59 am

    I just don't understand how anyone can find such flat sandals comfortable, they kill my achilles tendon!

    Buying summer sandals is a nightmare I find.

    I will be in DC soon and will need a basic pair of black sandals. They need to be stylish and have a low heel – any recommendations people?

    Thanks in advance!

  46. Anonymous

    July 22, 2011 at 1:21 am

    that's very my style. SHORTS and SANDALS are must in my routines.
    Esp. he is wearing something that I really crave for so long time. those great strappy gladiator sandals!

    oh oh. guys, check my design here. I am just amateur.

  47. adele

    July 22, 2011 at 1:23 am

    How cool is this guy???? Somehow it works for me!!!

  48. Lisa Petrarca

    July 22, 2011 at 1:43 am

    I don't care for the sandals on a guy.

    Wanted to let you know that BABY ARIELLA is still hanging on! We're doing a fundraiser for her-stop by & check it out Scott.

  49. songbird

    July 22, 2011 at 1:47 am

    i quiet like the flats..but i am not convinced with the too casual bottom half and too formal upper half.

  50. Anonymous

    July 22, 2011 at 2:00 am

    it's a little too intentional especially with the jacket and long sleeve shirt but, any man who would dane to put these on without a joke in heart gets credit for coming out of the box. (just hope he had his man-pedicure first)


  51. Amy Creyer

    July 22, 2011 at 2:33 am

    What is that design on his blazer? Is that embroidery?

  52. CHIARA

    July 22, 2011 at 2:59 am

    are you sure is it >New York and not >Milan??

  53. mon sac by me

    July 22, 2011 at 3:18 am

    casual ! cool !!

  54. Monsieur M.

    July 22, 2011 at 3:44 am

    NY? It looks like Milan… :)))

    Are those sandals from the last collection by Dolce&Gabbana?
    love 'em!


  55. Robin

    July 22, 2011 at 4:40 am

    The sandals are exceptional – Is it me or could he do with a better fitted pair of shorts??

  56. Beatrice B.

    July 22, 2011 at 5:07 am

    the sandals are just great!!! I wish I could wear some but Berlin is drowning these days :(

  57. Anonymous

    July 22, 2011 at 5:48 am

    I hate those sandals… But I love that he's wearing them! It's liberating to see someone putting together an outfit according to his/hers mood of the day, rather than anxiously please someone elses eyes. Personality is always fashionable!

  58. Sarah

    July 22, 2011 at 6:25 am

    It's a no from me.

  59. Susu Paris Chic

    July 22, 2011 at 6:47 am

    Is it me you're calling, sweets?

  60. Rita RS

    July 22, 2011 at 7:15 am

    OMG soo fashionable, lovesit!
    So much love <3

  61. David

    July 22, 2011 at 7:31 am


  62. Jelanie

    July 22, 2011 at 7:35 am

    Wow these sandals are just made from rope!

  63. Anonymous

    July 22, 2011 at 7:39 am

    interesting to see how many of your subjects have cell phones or other electronic gadgets in their hands…

  64. Marcela

    July 22, 2011 at 8:00 am

    It takes a really cool and confident guy to pull off a look like that.
    I love it.

  65. Upholstery Cleaning

    July 22, 2011 at 8:32 am

    I don't like them! Really! Sorry!

  66. Maryanne

    July 22, 2011 at 10:14 am

    There was a shoe manufacturer in the 80's called Unisa..who made sandals for women in a similar vein as these.
    Unisa added beads to theirs.
    Kind of reminiscent..but these have the look of homemade.
    I think the fact that there is something more suitable for a woman is what is off-putting about them on a gent.

  67. Gabriel

    July 22, 2011 at 10:17 am

    To me, shorts with a blazer in men is the equivalent to women's sleeveless turtlenecks (which I no longer see any of, thank God): it defeats the purpose of what you're wearing, since form doesn't follow function.

    In other words, wouldn't it be sensible to think you are wearing a blazer because the weather calls for that type of layering? Then why are you also wearing shorts and no socks? Does that mean your arms and torso get chilly but your legs don't?

    Somebody please explain to me the thinking (and the appeal) behind this look, because apparently I'm not smart enough to understand it.

  68. Red Red

    July 22, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Wouldn't leave the house in those sandals.

  69. Michael

    July 22, 2011 at 10:59 am

    I could not pull off those sandals without feeling a tad self-conscious. more power to him.

  70. vanessa

    July 22, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Wow, strappy man sandals… I'm impressed. This looks a tad like Stanley Tucci!!

  71. ccmcj

    July 22, 2011 at 11:42 am

    I can't say that I approve. I think the styles are too far apart to be cohesive.

  72. Agni

    July 22, 2011 at 11:53 am

    This outfit doesn't look cool, it only look funny.

  73. anthony

    July 22, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    That's engagingly humorous but it's also pretty weird.

  74. Anonymous

    July 22, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    I love this entire look. Chic and simple- thumbs up for the stylish men- I have sandals similar to his in black leather wrap around my ankle- I get so many compliments when I wear them. It's 107 today in New York and I have them on……

  75. FeeFee

    July 22, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    He looks silly.

  76. Anonymous

    July 22, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    He looks like he picked up random stuff from his closet. Then he wore his wife's sandals by mistake. He's just ridiculous.

  77. Anonymous

    July 22, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Funny thing is, he looks like Nigel in Devil wears Prada. Since he is a fictional character, I think those shabby sandals should do the same. Stay in fiction.

  78. Anonymous

    July 22, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    I don't mind strappy sandals for men but this pair is far far too feminine to pull off.

  79. LIZPR

    July 22, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    This outfit does not work at all! It's far too top heavy and bottom light. I'm surprised how many people fawned over this look … I bet if a woman wore the equivalent outfit, she'd be crucified. Speaking of which, not digging the Jesus sandals. They just look weird.

    If he wore long jeans and dark brown leather sandals, then he'd be looking sweet.

  80. Anonymous

    July 22, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    This place looks more like Milan rather than New York…

  81. Anonymous

    July 22, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    the shorts and the jewelry on the jacket are awful. with a nice pair of jeans or less baggy shorts this could look good.

  82. Anonymous

    July 23, 2011 at 12:15 am

    ey Scott what camer do you use? nikon, canon…? an what model ? Thanks

  83. Anonymous

    July 23, 2011 at 3:25 am

    I love the sandals – incredibly sexy and so few men take risks with their footwear!

  84. Anonymous

    July 23, 2011 at 4:57 am

    Si, pronto chi parla? mamma… mamma… sono a piedi, pronto mamma mia…

  85. antique engagement rings

    July 23, 2011 at 6:14 am

    I just adore the sandals… such a look!

  86. Anonymous

    July 23, 2011 at 7:59 am

    he looks like the new time version of a roman senator or philosopher. it looks awkward but pretty cool also.

  87. Bohemian Design

    July 23, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    The sandals are fun!

  88. Anonymous

    July 23, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    that's Milan, not New York!

  89. SEA-BASS

    July 24, 2011 at 5:09 am

    Shants are the SHIET!

  90. Anonymous

    July 24, 2011 at 8:33 am

    Winter on top, summer on the bottom.

  91. Anonymous

    July 24, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    H a t e sandals on men, any kind/style.

    Fellas I don't wanna tilt my head down when walking and accidentally see your wrecked feet.

    I just want to see women with manicured feet in sandals.

    If you're a guy, save 'em for the beach!

  92. Lou

    July 24, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    @ Gabriel. I can understand your confusion, but this look is probably not the result of logic calculation, but of mood, temperament and passion – the salamander on his jacket seems to point in that direction as well. That doesn't mean it isn't well thought out though! I think he strikes an intriguing and attractive balance between masculine and feminine, formal and informal, cool and warm.

  93. Martina Golightly

    July 24, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    I adore this look but still asking myslef how comfortable is it..

  94. Anonymous

    July 24, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    these sandals are hideous, especially on a man. And jean shorts have always been tacky in my book. One of the worst dressed people that I have ever seen on this site.

  95. whiterice

    July 25, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    A revolutionary new breed of sandals! So fresh

  96. Anonymous

    July 25, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    This entire look is beyond fabulous.

    And I love the pops of color throughout the photograph – electric blue, neon green, red, marigold, etc.

    New York at its best.

  97. Emanuel I.

    July 25, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Lovelly sandals…

  98. Gabriel

    July 25, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    To Lou:

    Thanks for your thoughtful reply. You present some very good (and very agreeable) points: Weather and necessity should indeed not be the only factors that determine the look of an outfit. I understand that the contrasts you mention seem to be an integral part of his sense of play, and believe me when I say I'm all for creative dressing (in fact, I'm far from conservative in my own choices), but I feel like the items that give form to this outfit are too clashing and stylistically incompatible to present a cohesive visual whole.

    I have to admit, he is quite daring, and he certainly has a knack for provoking divergent opinions!

  99. ada

    July 25, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    just love the combo

  100. DANII BOY

    July 25, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    I love his sandals. It's so eco-friendly.

  101. Anonymous

    July 26, 2011 at 8:42 am

    He is Carlo Alberto !!

  102. Anonymous

    July 26, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Never in 100 years, would I expect to see "Jorts" on the Sartorialist website. Here in the U.S. South, jorts are exceedingly bad form. There is no level of accessories that can make up for wearing jean shorts.

  103. Anonymous

    July 26, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    I thinks the sandals are Dolce & Gabbana. There are great.

  104. Hassan El Sheikh

    July 26, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    OMG i absolutely love his jacket !!!

  105. Anonymous

    July 27, 2011 at 8:12 am

    Men in sandals? Super models, ultra muscle men, some nice dudes it's okay! But a semi baldy middle age man wear it? NEVER TRENDY OR FASHION! Jacket it's so big to him and side view don't show real effect.

  106. Anonymous

    July 27, 2011 at 8:43 am

    i really don't like this look…jacket and shirt has long sleeves in contrast with the open sandals! i like the ocntrast but this is too heavy! i think he felt unconfortable…

  107. Anonymous

    July 27, 2011 at 9:12 am

    it seems a Milan street :)

  108. lucia

    July 29, 2011 at 6:22 am

    sure about NY? I think it's Milano…

  109. Juergen

    August 4, 2011 at 6:08 am

    That are the shoes i’m looking for! So cool!

  110. Dan

    August 4, 2011 at 10:59 am

    WOW.. i love these sandals!

  111. stefi

    August 5, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    love the sandals!!!

  112. Martine

    August 11, 2011 at 1:10 am

    Now that looks great. Men look much sexier when they wear worn looking clothing then when they look “nice”. There just really is not much attractive about a tidy looking suit coat. But here it goes perfectly.

  113. Fashion Blog

    September 14, 2011 at 2:26 am

    what an incredibly modern piece of design –

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    December 6, 2011 at 9:14 am

    i love these sandals!

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