Wednesday, July 25, 2007

On the Street…….Sunday’s Best 3, Harlem

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  1. glamour girly

    July 25, 2007 at 9:20 am

    There is just something about these suits. I love them (almost) every time I see them.

  2. Margaux

    July 25, 2007 at 9:34 am

    Terrible !!! Je suis jalouse de ces photos Ă  Harlem,
    Une addict,

  3. Anonymous

    July 25, 2007 at 9:35 am

    YES!

  4. jessiegurl79

    July 25, 2007 at 9:42 am

    wow… that’s red!!!

  5. Anonymous

    July 25, 2007 at 9:47 am

    Cedric the Entertainer?

    Never a fan of this style, it’s still easy to appreciate the time it takes to don it.

    mltt

  6. Anonymous

    July 25, 2007 at 9:48 am

    Hahaha… is this for real?

  7. Anonymous

    July 25, 2007 at 9:50 am

    I love how even his shoes match & the boldness of the white tie. Say what you will about the rest of the city (or even the world) but no one has better style than a Harlem man heading out to church on Sunday.

  8. MacGuffin

    July 25, 2007 at 9:52 am

    Whoh!

  9. Rina

    July 25, 2007 at 9:57 am

    Yeah!
    Now, who said that you have to be a restrained dressed, slim person to be a sartorialist?

  10. Nerine

    July 25, 2007 at 10:11 am

    Wow. The red shoes are actually coordinated with the suit. And the stripe design of the hat is coordinated with the suit too. I’m wondering why he did choose a grey hat?

  11. Anonymous

    July 25, 2007 at 10:11 am

    What a great pic! I love the outfit, especially the shoes!

  12. Olimpia Liberti

    July 25, 2007 at 10:21 am

    Fantastic! Love his attitude and his style!!

  13. Anonymous

    July 25, 2007 at 10:22 am

    Wow-he is really big and the red suit surely doesn´t hide it.Well-if you are big,why hide it.

  14. william d. anderson

    July 25, 2007 at 10:42 am

    its definitely something. its big. but its not fashionable.

  15. Anonymous

    July 25, 2007 at 10:47 am

    You know, if you are going to do it, you might as well go all out. I applaud this man.

  16. Gudl

    July 25, 2007 at 10:51 am

    He looks terrific!

  17. Anonymous

    July 25, 2007 at 10:55 am

    oh my goosh im loving it :D he is all man and he knows it!

  18. Nora

    July 25, 2007 at 12:01 pm

    Hell yeah. Sleeves are too long, but I love the attitude. Talk about summer jewels.

  19. jocelyn

    July 25, 2007 at 12:42 pm

    awesome.

  20. Anonymous

    July 25, 2007 at 1:33 pm

    Great look

    would love a bit longer shirt-sleeve though , but color’s awesome

  21. Anonymous

    July 25, 2007 at 1:37 pm

    spectacular! the matching shoes are a great touch.

  22. k.mont

    July 25, 2007 at 1:40 pm

    YES. Now This man knows what he is doing. Unlike blah bicycle girl from a few days ago, he looks like he made a conscious effort to look good, and I respect that much, much more.

  23. cflorax

    July 25, 2007 at 2:17 pm

    Jewel tones and a great hat. I applaud the boldness of it all.

  24. AnonymousJK

    July 25, 2007 at 2:48 pm

    This gentleman is macked out from head to toe, can I get an amen?!

  25. Anonymous

    July 25, 2007 at 2:49 pm

    It’s red…but the jacket does not fit well in the sleeve and he winds up looking like a tomato. Awful.

  26. Anonymous

    July 25, 2007 at 3:03 pm

    It is wonderful that you keep in mind that style is not something that can be defined by one cultural group, it is something personal. Your Harlem series proves that you can seperate Style from stylish.

  27. iopine

    July 25, 2007 at 3:09 pm

    An entire suit done up of red pinstripe would swamp anyone but this man.

    Statement Dressing at it’s finest.

  28. Brenna

    July 25, 2007 at 3:15 pm

    Sart… I would love to know where this man gets his suits if you have the information. I’d love to get my sweetie a suit like this!

  29. nycinside

    July 25, 2007 at 3:22 pm

    Wow that is amazing. This is a great picture.

  30. J

    July 25, 2007 at 3:32 pm

    Great color in the suit. The hat is good too.

    A better cut and some contrast in the shirt & shoes and I would have loved it on him.

  31. Anonymous

    July 25, 2007 at 3:33 pm

    this is very badly fitting, he looks foolish, but very friendly

  32. Candid Cool

    July 25, 2007 at 4:16 pm

    yes!

  33. Jack Daniel

    July 25, 2007 at 5:04 pm

    That’s what I call a pimp-style outfit.

    Cool shot!

  34. Luwalira

    July 25, 2007 at 5:05 pm

    Cool. At first I thought that was Cedric the entertainer. Pretty oversize but I’m a fan of black comedy and find the overall style to be pretty cool.

  35. Anonymous

    July 25, 2007 at 5:24 pm

    Holly Molly!!!

  36. Anonymous

    July 25, 2007 at 5:26 pm

    Nice colors, but I’m not sure about the hat. It doesn’t seem to belong here.

  37. Anonymous

    July 25, 2007 at 5:43 pm

    damn, he’s got style. but i think his sleeves need to be fixed.

  38. Anonymous

    July 25, 2007 at 6:04 pm

    This picture reminds me to ask, why don’t men wear bright colors anymore?

  39. Anonymous

    July 25, 2007 at 6:22 pm

    Must be someone from Styleforum

  40. Sophia Carpetti

    July 25, 2007 at 6:23 pm

    I love to see your inclusion of this stylish larger man. I’d love to see you include some plus-size women. Trust me, it’s not easy to find good looking, well-made, affordable clothes when only a fraction of clothing stores carry your size.

  41. Anonymous

    July 25, 2007 at 6:42 pm

    I love it! If someone had described it to me withouta picture I would cringe but for some reason he seems to pull it off. Evene the too long sleaves seem to work here – they add to the larger than life aesthetic

  42. annie gray

    July 25, 2007 at 7:17 pm

    the question is: can you dig it? and the answer, of course, is: yes I can! I like to think that this gent has a red pin-striped hat in his closet, but he restrained himself and went for the gray to complete the look.

    thanks for the variation on the theme, Sart.

  43. al izZo

    July 25, 2007 at 7:27 pm

    this is disgustingly terrible and a sad statement to the stylish elegance that once represented harlemites

    as a second generation african american harlemite im appalled that this imagery has come to be associated with the sleek urban forward thinking style that we once manifested

    in laymans terms: this is some corny junk! sart ur the man w/fashion but you seem to lose your way where black style is concerned! this guy is off the mark! BOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

  44. Butch

    July 25, 2007 at 7:49 pm

    Yes, let us not condescend by applying adjusted standards of dress in cases in which we feel, for whatever reasons, that to do otherwise would be…disrespectful.

  45. Anonymous

    July 25, 2007 at 8:49 pm

    For me, a not svelte white person, its not that he’s black, but that he’s making an asset of his assets. I’m not sure I generally love shiny red illfitting pinstripe suits either, but he demonstrates well that style and confidence have an intimate relationship. Maybe I will go buy that red linen dress I’ve been ogling…This blog is becoming an evening addiction.

  46. Ari

    July 25, 2007 at 8:50 pm

    As Glamour Girly quotes Gore Vidal on her blog, “Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.”

    This is a fantastic photo of a man who knows who he is, what he wants to say, and not giving a damn about conventional fashion. Bravo.

    Not my shade of red, but I’d love for burgundy blazers to come back.

  47. Sara

    July 25, 2007 at 9:20 pm

    I love it, he made me smile and he is very stylish, I think the pants should be un-cuffed to match the longer sleeves, but, I am loving his look, it is so bold! You have an eye for red in mens clothes, I have seen a lot of men in red in the last few months.

  48. Anonymous

    July 25, 2007 at 9:41 pm

    oh, i LOVE the rich color and the pinstripes. i SO wish more men would wear a bit more color and pattern, like this. i just want to shorten the armlength a bit, and PULL OUT that wedgie! though i do understand and appreciate that finding clothing that fits non-”standard” body shapes is extremely challenging in this world of standardized production.

  49. JP

    July 25, 2007 at 9:41 pm

    In Durham, NC, there’s an elderly (and most definitely NOT large) man who has the most amazing collection of suits in every color you can imagine, usually with hat and cane to boot. I haven’t seen him in a while, but he used to take the bus to Chapel Hill every day and just walk around and greet everyone, I guess. He’s amazing! I just spent more time than I should admit to on google, looking for him…does anyone happen to know who I’m talking about?

  50. Anonymous

    July 26, 2007 at 3:12 am

    Love the colour of his suit! But the fit could be better. Too long jacket and the fit of the trousers are not good at all.
    But still, he looks great!
    /mia the patternmaker

  51. Anonymous

    July 26, 2007 at 11:53 am

    He’s certainly ascribing to a very established style (I wouldn’t risk naming it), but is he doing it well? From a fit standpoint, no. The suit is appallingly tailored and it makes him look like a clown. If you’re going to take risks, if you’re going to make bold statements, then do so. Just make sure you do it well.

  52. Martin Delin

    July 26, 2007 at 12:41 pm

    hehe, that is just outrageous! I’m not sure the style if very flattering but it sure as h**l grabs attention…

  53. Anonymous

    July 26, 2007 at 2:16 pm

    only in harlem … not a fan i’m afraid

  54. Anonymous

    July 26, 2007 at 3:13 pm

    YES! Sartorialist celebrates people who are true to their own style and not afraid to WORK IT for all its worth! I think one of the reasons I’m so not judgmental or fussy about this fellow is that we’re so different (I’m a middleaged white lady lawyer living in Seattle) that I just don’t feel at all threatened by his loud style. even though I could never pull it off myself. (Whereas the middlaged white lady in Paris with the see-through skirt? Totally freaked me out. It was like, “If THAT’S style, then there’s no room for me among the fashionable.”)

    Maybe I need to read Sartorialist less as a fahsion amg (“dos and don’ts”) and more as a celebration of the real style that real people are making work for them.

  55. L'Idiot

    July 26, 2007 at 5:26 pm

    mac daddy fine.

  56. Anonymous

    July 26, 2007 at 10:14 pm

    The grey hat really makes this work for me– that, and he loves the way he looks.

  57. Anonymous

    July 27, 2007 at 5:14 am

    Oh YEAHHH!!!!

  58. Anonymous

    July 28, 2007 at 1:12 pm

    I Personally would never wear something like that, but he wears it well with his own personal style. Bravo!

  59. Anonymous

    July 28, 2007 at 9:14 pm

    Praise to a gentleman who follows his own style, especially in the land of t-shirts and jeans.

  60. Anonymous

    July 29, 2007 at 11:51 am

    Oh no. If this man were not black, this would be hands-down GARISH. But because urban style has nurtured such unfortunate trends like XXXXXL streetwear, candy colors, and gratutious jewelry, people think this man is some sort sartorial revelation. But there is a difference between dressing bold and sharply, and trying to look like a pimp. He could learn a thing or two from Ferre.

  61. Anonymous

    July 29, 2007 at 8:06 pm

    This gentleman looks terrific… he has soul & style.

  62. Anonymous

    July 29, 2007 at 9:11 pm

    The problem here is all with fit. The celebration of this gentleman’s taste and style is deserved. However, turning a blind eye to the terribly oversized jacket and unsavory tightness in the crotch is not a celebration of sartorial acumen, but rather an injustice to it. “Sunday best 2, Harlem” is a perfect example of looking great (i.e., fit), and look how great his pinned collar is. This man (in red) needs a good tailor and then he deserves a pic on this blog.

  63. Anonymous

    July 30, 2007 at 10:05 am

    Being a native New Yorker I’ve seeing varitions of this look all my life. When I look back at it I applaud the looks as over-the-top-tacky-fun. But whenever I see the latest in this hideous show of polyester peacockery it makes want to hide behing a mailbox and cringe…

    But you know what? It makes for one beatiful photo! Keep it up!!!

  64. Jacorie

    July 31, 2007 at 3:37 pm

    love it…equal oppurtunity style

  65. Anonymous

    August 5, 2007 at 10:29 pm

    Now THIS is STYLE!!!! Bravo!!

  66. Tanja

    August 9, 2007 at 8:04 am

    I can see why someone would want to photograph this gentleman – he is certainly eye catching.

  67. Anonymous

    August 21, 2007 at 3:24 pm

    oh yeah!!! is that the kool aid man?

  68. passionateonesawake

    September 2, 2007 at 2:30 am

    Not an easy style for complimenting,we all know. We have seen the monochromatic manic to many of times, the grey accent saves him from overkill.But had it been a man with a slim build would we have considered him innovative? I give this man heds’up for not being inside the box. Amongst his stylistic peers he is probably a pioneer…..

  69. andomaxcha

    September 16, 2007 at 2:11 am

    uhh negative in my opinion. lol but i love his confidence

  70. Anonymous

    January 18, 2008 at 8:12 am

    Oh man, that is just true gangsta. Nowhere else but Harlem…

    I might try that next month when I go to hong kong and see how it works out.

  71. hel

    July 18, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    I think he took the time to dress,to coordinate everything.He is going to church ,and that is very important to him.

  72. Anonymous

    November 23, 2009 at 3:50 am

    He looks great! Some of you don't get the culture of "Church on Sunday" clothing so you think its terrible, but same can be said abou the hipster culture. The sunday best's are more about how you wear it! He's flossin!

  73. Upstart Bartholomew

    April 24, 2012 at 6:19 am

    At any rate, fashion is art. Yeah, sure, some of it is garish and a visceral betrayal but fashion remains an expression much like music, poetry and of the like. Any person willing to shout out to the world who they and not shroud behind societies stark, insipid acceptances is aces in my book.

  74. julian

    October 15, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Never been a fan of clothes that ‘SHOUT!!!!!’……………….and this shot only confirms and strengthens my opinion.

    Just looks like a gaudy costume to me

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