Wednesday, August 22, 2007

On The Street..Swedish Navy, Ostermalm Stockholm


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  1. Butch

    August 22, 2007 at 9:30 am

    Kinda fetching. The socks are the point, though, no?

  2. Habitually Chic

    August 22, 2007 at 10:57 am

    Is there a reason behind why some men where red socks?

    • Robert Sharpe

      January 16, 2016 at 4:39 am

      They have Roman Catholic sympathies.

  3. iopine

    August 22, 2007 at 11:02 am

    My STARS!

    When the page came up, the screen showed only the masthead and about 5/6 of the photo–the man’s lower shins/ankles/feet were cut off. I was already in love with him, despite that lack of information, but then I scrolled down for the full effect, and I was richly rewarded . . .

    Red socks!


  4. AnonymousJK

    August 22, 2007 at 11:04 am

    Love the red socks peeking out from under those gorgeous pants!

  5. Anonymous

    August 22, 2007 at 11:14 am

    Oh, how I love the red socks! So delightful!

  6. Bon Vivant

    August 22, 2007 at 11:14 am

    I love the read socks with the suit. He looks so sharp.

  7. Anonymous

    August 22, 2007 at 11:16 am

    i love the red socks, they just make the entire outfit in my eyes, so refreshing to see after a summer of men wearing suits and shoes without the socks

  8. Anonymous

    August 22, 2007 at 11:18 am


  9. Anonymous

    August 22, 2007 at 11:23 am

    This IS the same guy with the same outfint back in May right?

  10. vex

    August 22, 2007 at 11:24 am

    Ohgod… To the lovely, lovely man in the photo: would you marry me, please?

  11. Anonymous

    August 22, 2007 at 11:42 am

    He’s cute, and I’m all for fitted jackets on guys, for sure, but I’m just not getting this one button buttoned across the front of a too-small jacket thing that’s been going on.

  12. Anonymous

    August 22, 2007 at 11:49 am

    Oh what a hunk! I love him and his outfit!

  13. Anonymous

    August 22, 2007 at 12:04 pm

    That does look like the same guy you shot in May… Still cool though.

  14. Thomas

    August 22, 2007 at 12:06 pm

    Habitually Chic – I’m going to go with “looking good” as an answer. I take it you don’t like red socks. I have to agree with the other commenters – the red socks make this look. The pant hits just right and that splash of colour is excellent.

    As for the fit of the jacket, I’m not sure. I think it is the right size, not too small at all, but the way he is standing stretches it across him. And I don’t have a problem with the one button, but I’m pretty gauche when it comes to these things.

  15. Anonymous

    August 22, 2007 at 12:10 pm

    Since I know this guy I can tell you that it is the same guy you saw in May!

  16. Anonymous

    August 22, 2007 at 12:13 pm

    Saw a comment that the jacket is too fitted. My opinion? Not in the least. Great fit. He looks comfortably sleek. I think we Americans are, sadly, used to the potato sack look. It’s as if we are expected to grow into our suits as we get older. Well, that may be the case, but there’s no reason to collectively flaunt our growing girth. A baggy jacket will make even a slim fellow fat.

  17. Anonymous

    August 22, 2007 at 12:22 pm

    YEAH-he sure looks swedish,expect for the red socks.I´ve seen the red ones before on your blog from Sweden.I hope he is not the same one and sure wish he has washed them in between. The shoes look a bit old-fashioned.

  18. Verdiales

    August 22, 2007 at 12:39 pm

    Django Reinhardt wore red socks, much to Stephane Grappelly’s overly finicky chagrin. Denmark has some very fine jazz guitarists in that Hot Club style. ca. 1930-50. Very good, both the music and the clothes.

  19. concupiscence

    August 22, 2007 at 1:05 pm

    I know I should talk about his style but, blimey, this man looks gorgeous, and that’s all there is to it.

  20. Anonymous

    August 22, 2007 at 1:18 pm

    Anonymous 11:42 AM:

    Sart makes them do this, I’m pretty sure. He thinks it looks good. ;)

  21. Suz

    August 22, 2007 at 1:24 pm

    Definitely worth a second look. That’s not actually a suit, and the pants length is just a bit unexpected (maybe half an inch short) in the same way.

  22. Anonymous

    August 22, 2007 at 1:30 pm

    gorgeous!!! my favorite part of course are the RED socks!!!! really really super forward!!! men should be more open like that…

  23. David

    August 22, 2007 at 1:39 pm

    He looks more grown up now than he did in May. Is it the hair? The cut of the suit? Interesting.

  24. knottedsterling

    August 22, 2007 at 1:42 pm

    a knit tie w/ its tail hanging out, no??

  25. Anonymous

    August 22, 2007 at 1:53 pm

    why can’t the average nyc man dress like this?
    So well cut and sleet looking.
    Maybe its just downtown new york men that live in jackets that are too big in the shoulders and clown pants.

  26. ziyi

    August 22, 2007 at 1:54 pm

    The red socks are some sort of secret signal I am still trying to decode.

  27. Chris Berry

    August 22, 2007 at 2:00 pm

    This man reminds me of another photo you took in Sweden for GQ (I believe) of someone in a navy pinstripe, three piece suit. You can see the similarity in that artfully skewed tie knot. Oh yes and also: hooray for RED SOCKS!!!!!!!

  28. Anonymous

    August 22, 2007 at 2:00 pm


  29. Gigi

    August 22, 2007 at 2:04 pm

    Red socks peeking under the pants…truly the Louboutin sole for a man.

  30. Anonymous

    August 22, 2007 at 2:25 pm

    love his socks!

  31. V*Kstro

    August 22, 2007 at 3:15 pm

    i can’t recall in what magazine it was, but this restaurant manager from a high end hotel chain made a negative comment about wearing bright socks… oh, so i wish he can see this.

  32. Anonymous

    August 22, 2007 at 4:06 pm

    Coloured socks aren’t my cup of tea, but I like this fellow’s look. Very tailored.

    Here’s a question that I’ve been pondering: when one wears a modern, shorter two-button jacket (where the higher button is right at the bottom of one’s sternum), how long should the tie be?

    I like a slightly cropped jacket, but the tie peeking out kind of irks me.



  33. sophistagoth

    August 22, 2007 at 4:26 pm

    I must say that I do admire this chap’s attire, and although I myself would not wear red socks, he seems to pull it off with much flare. I too am so pleased to see a man actually wearing socks!

  34. lucas

    August 22, 2007 at 4:40 pm

    i wish i could look good like this with a suit!

  35. Red

    August 22, 2007 at 5:41 pm

    SOCKS !!!!!

  36. Jonrah

    August 22, 2007 at 5:48 pm

    Ok, seriously is everyone in Stockholm this stylish? Everyone in every post from there looks so effortlessly cool. I’m jealous!

  37. Anonymous

    August 22, 2007 at 6:55 pm

    I almost feel like I should have a problem with his socks. But because he is so impeccably dressed and so well groomed, the socks only add to his character. I think this photograph really illustrates how a good outfit can turn something that would otherwise be considered poor taste into something that allows an individual’s personality shine through.

  38. Anonymous

    August 22, 2007 at 8:34 pm

    where do these fashion plates exist?! why do i not see them?

    i think i need to start looking harder.

  39. Blaise

    August 22, 2007 at 9:26 pm

    The red socks is the hint.. ;)

  40. Phillip

    August 22, 2007 at 10:54 pm

    red socks are way cool. just bought some from read about them in GQ awhile back, but I don’t know how to carry off the higher hem.

  41. Anonymous

    August 22, 2007 at 11:08 pm

    i really love this picture and the guy doesn’t hurt either :)

  42. Candid Cool

    August 22, 2007 at 11:29 pm

    fantastic! well done sir!

  43. Anonymous

    August 22, 2007 at 11:42 pm

    where are all of these pefectly cut skinny pants???!!??
    i see them in photos every where, but i never see them in stores.
    it’s a big problem for me, since i refuse to where curtains on my legs. i have a good tailor, even, but that can get pricey.

    anyway, oyur man is awful sharp!

  44. Anonymous

    August 22, 2007 at 11:45 pm


    hooray for RED SOX (of boston)

    and this guys red socks too.

  45. landis

    August 23, 2007 at 12:43 am

    ok, this is sexy. my kind of sexy.

    confidence sits well on a man. that should be the lesson of this outfit. just putting on red socks will not solve it for most. . .

    are we not acknowledging the navy/charcoal combo?

    this is an incredibly intricate look, on a well agreed upon “hunk”.


  46. Mary

    August 23, 2007 at 5:26 am

    Red socks under a suit like this is sooo sexy…anyone seen the coca cola commercial with the hot guy dancning? he also has the red socks and it makes all the difference!

  47. kinablu

    August 23, 2007 at 5:57 am

    really love the red socks??? I find them unsuitable and unconvenient

  48. Ebun Olatoye

    August 23, 2007 at 6:07 am

    Peek a boo, I see you. The red socks are simply slamming!

  49. daniqueconijn

    August 23, 2007 at 9:13 am

    prince william-ish :)

  50. Anonymous

    August 23, 2007 at 9:19 am

    yes landis, i think it’s amazing how he variegates from shades of navy to grey to black. although i can’t tell for sure on my monitor, it looks like his shirt might be white-collared with the subtlest blue tint to the body. if so, all the better.

  51. nycinside

    August 23, 2007 at 3:13 pm

    I think the red socks look great. I’m so tired of people wearing boring sox with their dull suits.

  52. Anonymous

    August 23, 2007 at 3:41 pm

    This guys works (or owns) a great clothing store in Stockholm selling fantastic italian clothes, most probably what he is wearing. You should visit it if you’re ever in Stockholm. The name of the store is Gabucci and it’s on SmÃ¥landsgatan 2, close to the Royal Dramatical Theater.

  53. Anonymous

    August 23, 2007 at 4:47 pm

    Question and a comment…

    I like the look of the red socks, but what are some general guidelines on when it be okay to wear them? (I know this is about style and there are no hard/fast rules).

    Also, an observation, his trousers seem to sit high, seems like a good look for him. I know this was the topic of a recent posting. I would agree, his trousers seem to be a bit short, but with red socks, he can pull it off. :)

  54. Anonymous

    August 23, 2007 at 11:25 pm

    I cannot think unsexy thoughts about this fellow.

    Aren’t there any less than gorgeous people in Stockholm?

  55. Anonymous

    August 24, 2007 at 7:41 am

    love him.

  56. m

    August 26, 2007 at 7:17 pm

    All good. VERY good.

  57. Anonymous

    August 27, 2007 at 3:28 pm

    I think red socks are sometimes associated with old etonians? I would avoid wearing them for this reason, haha. Probably not in this case though!

  58. Anonymous

    September 26, 2007 at 1:27 pm

    As someone already stated, he works at Gabucci in Stockholm. He probably wears a Raffaele Caruso suit along with a shirt from Borelli, our maybe the housebrand. But the socks… That´s a mystery…

  59. Name*

    October 21, 2011 at 9:34 am

    I have the same length gray pants, and my mom said they are too short. She should visit this site for sure :)

  60. peter

    October 27, 2011 at 6:41 am

    red socks are good, but burgundy socks are better..
    here for men’s clothing and style

  61. DeBeers

    March 1, 2012 at 4:27 am

    He seems to wear his red socks every day. Check out the May photo: Other shirt, other trousers, same socks.

  62. Simone

    October 15, 2013 at 8:06 am

    Una giacca dal taglio impeccabile, un look veramente raffinato il tocco rosso delle calze…. magnifico

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