Tuesday, May 8, 2007

On the Street….. Swede & Sartorial , Ostermalm, Stockholm

To me this is a perfect blend of classic italian tailoring with a modern , almost Jil Sanderesque, treatment. Bravo! Very Well Done!


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  1. Asian Models Blogger

    May 8, 2007 at 8:49 am

    I love the slim tie. Is the Beatles’ look making a come back?

    A very dashing and handsome gentleman! And very well dressed too.

  2. Carlene

    May 8, 2007 at 8:55 am


    Sorry. This is my favorite kind of look for a man in a suit; simple, dark, tiny touch of color. Beautiful photo, too, with the tangle of bikes and the slice of red sock.

  3. CityGal

    May 8, 2007 at 9:04 am

    Men in suits give me shivers (of the positive kind!). If only more of them would stick to this type of one/two-button European cut. It gives them a great V-shaped elongated body. [Stay away from the three-button box!!!] Wish you could have taken a back shot – I’m itching to know if it’s got a single or double vent.

    My only gripe with the photo is the lack of a smile – a guy that looks that good should always be smiling!

  4. The swede

    May 8, 2007 at 9:26 am

    The slim tie has been a hit for quite some time in Stockholm. It´s even reached the point where it´s getting a little old and “normal” ties are coming back strong.

    Ps. I have a question for the Sart himself.
    You have an amazing talent when it comes to finding interesting outfits of different kinds, however I can´t quite put the finger on what your oppinion is on brands like Dsquared and D&G and the look they wanna reach out with. Don´t think I’ve seen anything from Dsquareds springsummer 07 here.

    /Robert of Vasastan, Sweden
    ([email protected])

  5. Anonymous

    May 8, 2007 at 9:32 am

    Love the length of the trousers. Not too short but enough to be noticed.

  6. william d. anderson

    May 8, 2007 at 9:39 am

    i love the suit. the tie…perfect. the clothes fit the personality…its really great, BUT…i never think you score points for bright colored socks. if the clothes are great…you dont need it. if they’re not, you look like a clown. its just my opinion, i could be wrong. i do like the photo. the red socks with the bike reflectors…sometimes it just comes together like that.

  7. Anonymous

    May 8, 2007 at 9:41 am

    Haha, how sweet with the red sock :) Classy, anyway.

  8. Anonymous

    May 8, 2007 at 9:42 am

    another man with red socks. nice

  9. angeles

    May 8, 2007 at 9:56 am

    I love the little red touch , very cute

  10. Young Global

    May 8, 2007 at 10:00 am

    love the socks… :-)

  11. Anonymous

    May 8, 2007 at 10:12 am

    I’m heading out today and buying some red socks. I love it!

  12. Butch

    May 8, 2007 at 10:14 am

    Cool as a moose–especially the shorter pants and red socks….

  13. Anonymous

    May 8, 2007 at 10:15 am

    Not sure about the sox though…?

  14. Michelle

    May 8, 2007 at 10:16 am

    Love the socks!

  15. ezya

    May 8, 2007 at 10:28 am

    Red socks!!!!

  16. Anonymous

    May 8, 2007 at 10:31 am

    i love the bikes in the back.

  17. Anonymous

    May 8, 2007 at 10:32 am

    It’s not a very slim tie, it’s just that the small knot make it look slim on top – if that makes sense

  18. Anonymous

    May 8, 2007 at 10:35 am

    And red socks! loooove him.

  19. Anonymous

    May 8, 2007 at 10:36 am

    I just love the bright red socks…just so minimalistically stylish.

  20. Diana

    May 8, 2007 at 10:38 am

    Do I see well the red socks?????
    brilliant idea. before discovering the socks I thouth…what a boring guy…but now, I am really curious about the underware ;-)

  21. David

    May 8, 2007 at 10:43 am

    Great look, love the red socks…

    Btw, its pretty funny with this Ă–-malm/S-malm beef going on. So typically Swedish, Jantelag is the word of week. Look it up.

    Lastly: Sart, I hope you’ve had the chance to see more of Stockholm than just Ă–stermalm and Södermalm. Would love to see you take some photos of our interesting “förorter”.

  22. Carolina Lange

    May 8, 2007 at 11:19 am

    Fantastic! Love the red socks!

  23. Lorden

    May 8, 2007 at 11:21 am


    Did you know that tis guy works in the store i reccomend in my email? Gabucci

    For your info the suit is a Raffaele Caruso which are doing all of.the-rack suits for Dior..

    They work with wonderfull fabrics and are buying a lot from Loro Piana.


  24. Anonymous

    May 8, 2007 at 11:33 am

    Att: Robert of Vasastan.

    Read the Sartorialist survey for his opponion on Dolce & Gabbana. I think its mid 2006 in the “archives” section.

  25. Anonymous

    May 8, 2007 at 11:37 am

    It works but it is a uniform.

    Not much thought put into this outfit. That’s OK, too.

    Just a dark suit, white shirt and dark tie.

    But because the suit is a bit trendy cut and the fellow has on red socks, well, it saves an otherwise uninteresting outfit.

    Still, nothing wrong with the whole look. But Just sort of average.


  26. Anders C

    May 8, 2007 at 11:53 am

    I am a Swede myself and I think it’s very interesting to see the comments made by some of my fellow countrymen. I’ve never ever seen these kinds of comments ever before on your blog, so therefore I must come to the conclusion that this is something typically Swedish.

    We are a very socialist country, ruled by the same socialist party 90% of the time since the 1930s. Our mentality is the one of the “Jante-law”, a law which says that people should never try to make themselves better than they are. Our society is the opposite of the American, where individuality and excentricity is praised and supported.

    Therefore I find it interesting, when a man from abroad with an objective mind, and who is also guru of style and clothing comes to our country. The “brats” of Stureplan and Ă–stermalm, gets an acknowledgement from an objective source because much of their style and way of dressing is immaculate and indeed very stylish.

    Maybe this comes as a shock for bohemian leftist people from Södermalm as well as from the suburbs.

    This is also a sign of the ambiguity of the Swedish society, and just comes to show that we are a divided society when it comes to style, and politics. Unfourtunately, insisting on having this “beef” on this forum, is not very respectful to The Sartorialist, who is a guest in our country. I can’t help feeling somewhat ashamed of the way some of my countrymen are acting.

    Regarding the picture. Gotta love the slim ties.


  27. siongc

    May 8, 2007 at 11:58 am

    LOVE the red socks! Beautifully done!

  28. Alice Olive

    May 8, 2007 at 12:35 pm

    A very sleek gentleman, indeed. Minimal is so good!

  29. Anonymous

    May 8, 2007 at 12:57 pm

    What a gorgeous Swede!!!! Love the outfit.

  30. Lucy

    May 8, 2007 at 1:00 pm

    If you think is in average look then you work somewhere very very different from me. In the City (London) all the guys wear suits and *none* of them look this sharp…

  31. Robert

    May 8, 2007 at 1:21 pm

    att: Anonymous

    Achived thoughts from last summer wasn´t what I was hoping for but thanks anyway :)

    att: Anders

    Even if I can agree to most of what your saying, to be honest your the one making a bigger deal out of it than anyone else :)


    oh and by the way. This Ostermalm VS Sodermalm debate is cute but what about Vasastan? I guess Mr Sart was very busy during his stay in Stockholm and never visited the calmer parts of Vasastan. Would have been interesting to see his reflections and views of what he would catch on film over here. :)

    ps. That looks like a Swedish made suite, my wild guess is Tiger of Sweden.

  32. Anonymous

    May 8, 2007 at 1:22 pm

    Like the red socks ;)

  33. Anonymous

    May 8, 2007 at 2:47 pm

    with all do respect to the beautiful swede, but i think i should say this, since your blog is my fashion-go-to, and because she is a true inspiration for all fashionistas.

    rest peacefully madame blow.

  34. d. chedwick bryant

    May 8, 2007 at 3:20 pm

    I like how you snapped with one red sock peekinga dn the colors of the bikes in the background, it made the model more interesting.

  35. Anonymous

    May 8, 2007 at 3:20 pm

    I’d have an easier time with the red socks if there was another little flash of red in his outfit to balance everything.

  36. bess

    May 8, 2007 at 3:21 pm

    looks like the Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes – gorgeous!

  37. Gudl

    May 8, 2007 at 3:37 pm

    He looks fantastic!
    Love it. Love it. Love it. LOL

  38. Sanne

    May 8, 2007 at 4:30 pm

    Come to Lund and Malmö!

  39. jkh

    May 8, 2007 at 4:46 pm

    but he looks so sodermalm

  40. Mr. Useless

    May 8, 2007 at 7:55 pm

    cool red sox… I’m a Pink sock guy myself.. uh. yeah.

  41. enna

    May 8, 2007 at 8:26 pm

    oooh, red socks!

  42. cigalechanta

    May 8, 2007 at 10:53 pm

    yes, it’the red socks that takes him to another fashion realm.


  43. Anonymous

    May 9, 2007 at 12:37 am

    To me, the red socks take a generally great outfit and make it HIS great outfit. They say something. They give me hope that bold socks aren’t dying… (I was recently scolded for my socks of this hue, though I did not take said scolding lying down…) A very handsome man, to be sure.

    DC in Nashville

  44. Anonymous

    May 9, 2007 at 2:41 am

    No, no, no Robert… it is NOT Tiger!

    Quoted from above:

    “For your info the suit is a Raffaele Caruso which are doing all of.the-rack suits for Dior..”

    Way cooler than Tiger!

  45. Anonymous

    May 9, 2007 at 2:44 am

    ah really like the red socks!!

  46. Lorden

    May 9, 2007 at 4:53 am

    It´s not a Tiger of Sweden suit, this is s suit from Raffaele Caruso


  47. klasa

    May 9, 2007 at 4:57 am

    great look! great suite! great socks! but i have a question to you all – this guy really gets away with the length of the trousers but could anyone?

  48. sandman_gr

    May 9, 2007 at 8:11 am

    Great look but the red socks somehow ruin it, although I love bright colored socks.

  49. Anonymous

    May 9, 2007 at 2:21 pm

    does anyone recognize what label the shoes are? I like this mixture of elegance and sportiveness.

  50. Maria

    May 9, 2007 at 2:23 pm

    Don’t know why but he kind of reminds me of Hugh Grant. Very handsome indeed, quite a gentleman’s look.

  51. Anonymous

    May 9, 2007 at 3:02 pm

    The shoes look like Crocket & Jones… I am pretty positive about that since I have a couple of pairs myself.

  52. Anonymous

    May 9, 2007 at 3:49 pm

    I usually don’t like suits but this works–is it because he’s very cute and wearing his suit in a casual manner? Love the red socks!

  53. Anonymous

    May 9, 2007 at 4:37 pm

    i love him too!

  54. Di

    May 10, 2007 at 3:00 am

    REd sockS!! Holy Cow!

  55. Cut of cloth

    May 10, 2007 at 5:25 am

    Lovely photo lovely Man
    Red socks red bike red lights
    These hints of color in what is
    a subdued color image
    give the shot a vibrancy
    and gritty edge
    Just the man in his slick suit

  56. sarajane

    May 11, 2007 at 1:10 am

    My grandparents left Sweden for the US 100 years ago. What were they thinking?

    This is my kind of guy. Perhaps it is time to emigrate back to the mother country.

  57. Fashion Weakley

    May 11, 2007 at 10:53 pm

    those socks! i dig seeing a man in a suit leave room to play.

  58. Luke

    May 20, 2007 at 1:35 am

    Red socks are not just a flash of color, but a way of emphasizing the articulation between leg and foot. This articulation is made possible here most importantly by the short pants and big, well crafted, foot-shaped shoes. Contrast long baggy american trousers practically hiding shrunken business-american shoes.

  59. Fredrik

    November 11, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    I work in the store next to that guys store :)

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