Wednesday, April 16, 2008

On the Street…..The Look-Alikes, Brooklyn



Wow, some couples really do start to resemble each other.

Eva and Gentry own a great store in Brooklyn at 389 Atlantic Ave. called Butter by EvaGentry.

The store has been around for a while but yesterday was the first time I had ever been there.

What a great surprise, they offer a great edit of Dries Van Noten, Marni, and Rick Owens plus other cool labels and accessories.

I’m gonna have to move Brooklyn into a higher rotation spot on my walk-around choices.

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  1. Kadria

    April 16, 2008 at 8:42 am

    seriously. was it their resemblance that caught your eye?
    didn’t know guys could wear boots with their jeans tucked in!! I like the curve on the button down cardigan.

  2. Maria

    April 16, 2008 at 8:42 am

    Def. not Manhattan carachters,
    Their store seems like my kind of retail preference.
    You’ll be surprised in how much more vibrand brooklyn is compared to Manhattan…
    A question: How long have you lived in Manhattan?

  3. POST-IT UP

    April 16, 2008 at 8:48 am

    BOOTALICIOUS!

  4. Anonymous

    April 16, 2008 at 8:49 am

    Now, y’see, with so much talk about bad boot choices round here lately I find it strange that this guys choice gets the seal of approval, men tucking jeans into this kind of footwear is surely never a good idea, especially in light of the comments a certain other young bootwearer got…

    On the other hand, the girl in the floral skirt below is absolute perfection, I can’t stop looking at that picture, total french-girl-envy.

  5. wesleyrowell

    April 16, 2008 at 8:58 am

    in bklyn you should definitely check out ft greene/clinton hill…home to some of the most stylish ppl in the universe!

  6. Anonymous

    April 16, 2008 at 9:18 am

    i agree. you’ll find such an eclectic mix of interesting people around the fort green/clinton hill area.

  7. McTickle

    April 16, 2008 at 9:20 am

    Next time you’re on Atlantic Avenue pop into Hollander and Lexer, 358 Atlantic Avenue; 718-797-9190. They have a great selection of men’s items including Steven Allen, and their own signature tie collection. Plus, the decor is really cool. I also you’d appreciate the eclectic style of the owners. Then dart across the street for a croque monsieur at Bacchus, a Po Boy at Stan’s, or a falafel at Bedouin Tent. You think I dig this neighborhood?

  8. Alice Olive

    April 16, 2008 at 9:35 am

    They do look like two cute peas in a pod. I love the grey and black, and especially her cardigan.

  9. Anonymous

    April 16, 2008 at 9:45 am

    I just love how they’re both a little androgynous. Gender-wise, they seem to meet in the middle, and the whole effect is adorable. Comme Des Garcons meets Ziggy Stardust.

  10. j'taimee

    April 16, 2008 at 9:58 am

    I agree with Kadria. I didn’t think that tucked boots were a good idea for men (and I still don’t – normally). But this guy does a fair job of it.
    I also like the not-so-subtle curve of the buttons on her sweater. If it were buttoned up, I think it would look very “Gibson girl” in style – and sweetly so. But the way she has it open takes the edge off of the “preciousness” of it – makes it more suited to her style.
    But I really like her short pants – the fit and detail of the pockets (trouser cut) I really adore.

  11. Rebecca

    April 16, 2008 at 10:15 am

    I work right near there and I love that store! Atlantic Ave is full over lovely little shops!

  12. marie

    April 16, 2008 at 10:26 am

    I love her cardigan, so soft and light. His boots? He’s so gypsy looking like he should be playing the accordion a nice personal touch with flair…

  13. Danbelgar

    April 16, 2008 at 10:34 am

    Hello, I go following already almost 3 years, and I believe that you have created a blog that uses as reference to half a world. My big congratulation is honest for your work. I´m sorry for my english.

    Multiflyer M.

  14. Anonymous

    April 16, 2008 at 10:35 am

    Sartorialist, you should definitely get your boots out to Fort Greene–sexiest people in the borough (and no, I don’t live there).

  15. Danbelgar

    April 16, 2008 at 10:35 am

    Hello, I go following already almost 3 years, and I believe that you have created a blog that uses as reference to half a world. My big congratulation is honest for your work. I´m sorry for my english.

    Multiflyer M.

  16. Anonymous

    April 16, 2008 at 11:11 am

    The gentleman narrowly beats the lady: are you kidding me, those boots are awesome and better yet tucked in. Interesting jeans too. Having said that the lady’s boots, cardigan and pants are also great. So maybe it’s a tie then.

    Energie

  17. Iheartfashion

    April 16, 2008 at 11:12 am

    Love her (Rick Owens?) cardigan!

  18. Polina

    April 16, 2008 at 11:27 am

    They look amazing !

  19. Anonymous

    April 16, 2008 at 11:42 am

    “this guy” is a legend.
    tucking in pants into boots a bad thing….thank god i don’t take these comments srsly or i wouldn’t have any looks.

  20. Anonymous

    April 16, 2008 at 11:49 am

    Are you sure they’re a couple and not sisters?

  21. Anonymous

    April 16, 2008 at 11:50 am

    Maybe it is a problem with my monitor but I find many of the exposures here too dark to see much detail. They definitely seem to have a “Fleetwood Mac” feel going on.

  22. The Sartorialist

    April 16, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    for 11:50

    I always have mine on the brightest setting but there is definitely detail in the shadows.

  23. -h of candid cool

    April 16, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    They’re both wearing pieces that I like. On her the cardigan. And I wish I could pull of the delicate wisps of necklaces she’s wearing.
    On him I really like the rings, the deconstructed top hangs underneath his jacket, and how his boots are tucked into jeans. And while personally I dont like acid wash, he makes it not so noticeable, that I like it here.

  24. Anne Corrons

    April 16, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    I should also take a look at the Brooklyn stores!

  25. Anonymous

    April 16, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    They are like sister and brother. A nice mix and max of clothing, using two colors. The grey knit on the woman is cute. I always seem to like everything in grey.

  26. JO

    April 16, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    WOW that really are rubbing off on eachother!

    They look great together!

  27. Anonymous

    April 16, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    I love Butter and that neighborhood. By the way, his claim to fame is that he can dyes anything black. Isn’t that great! Ha, they even offer the service at Butter. Check out Butter’s consignment shop just a few doors down. Amazing. Beats INA anyday, though pricey.

    xo J

  28. The Fashion Assistant and her Camera

    April 16, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    they look like the duo fashion designers from PREEN.

    K

  29. Anonymous

    April 16, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    love the grey denim and tucked in boots. works very well for him!

  30. Anonymous

    April 16, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    does anyone have any information as to what jeans the guy is wearing? i love the exposed deconstructed seam on the inseam!

    thanks,
    D

  31. Anonymous

    April 16, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    Man, you need to venture off the island more. Butter is hardly new and unknown to NYC fashion folks in-the-know. Lucky has been featuring them for years.

    Try Noisette in Williamsburg. Bird in Park Slope. Just get off the island more and you will see some very stylish folks.

  32. winst

    April 16, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    They look like fraternal twins… well dressed fraternal twins. I’m going to have to visit this store!

  33. Anonymous

    April 16, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    Oh my god.
    I absolutely love this picture and the aura of this couple. And of course what they are wearing.
    Gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous and filled with character. I won’t even break their style down to elements. They have all my respect.

  34. Anonymous

    April 16, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    Oh my god.
    I absolutely love this picture and the aura of this couple. And of course what they are wearing.
    Gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous and filled with character. I won’t even break their style down to elements. They have all my respect.

  35. veronique

    April 16, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    I love his whole outfit, including the jeans tucked in the boots. It totally works for him.

  36. Boutique Mix Fashion

    April 16, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    wow. they do look alike.

  37. dave

    April 16, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    Yes, Fort Greene / Clinton Hill is terrific Sartorialist territory.

    Bird in Park Slope is a great shop, as are Stuart & Wright ( apersonal fave for menswear) and Cloth – both in Fort Greene.

  38. Jack Daniel

    April 16, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    If you look closely, all couples in the world either resemble each other or one of the couples resembles his / her relative. It’s a fact and it has been proven with computer-science.

    ‘We fall for ourselves’.

  39. Anonymous

    April 16, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    My heels are firmly planted in Manhattan, but I do think Brooklyn is the sexiest borough. I just came from the Murakami show at the Brooklyn Museum. Cutest crowd rocking the greatest looks…

  40. cassie

    April 16, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    What a stylish pair! Is it true that they also have a consignment shop?

  41. newt

    April 16, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    very antwerpian eh?

  42. sam

    April 16, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    stop hyping up fort green everyone! if you keep it up my rent will go up!! but you do have a point…

  43. Anonymous

    April 16, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    My neighborhood. Welcome. Wander down Atlantic Ave and maybe down Smith or Court.
    They look great but she isn’t so friendly when I go into the store.

  44. Carolyn M

    April 16, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Welcome to Brooklyn!

    Go to the Bird on Smith Street too! Smith Street is full of adorable, well dressed store owners and amazing eats! Not to mention some eye catching pedestrians if you go on a nice warm weekend day.

  45. Anonymous

    April 16, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    They wouldn’t look out of place on the recent CMA red carpet.

  46. Anonymous

    April 16, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    the next time you are in brooklyn you should definitely check out the guys at the brooklyn circus. thebkcircus.com/blog

  47. citizen

    April 16, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    lol, if Fabio and Russell Brand had a lovechild…

    I like his rings, though.

  48. Rony

    April 17, 2008 at 1:39 am

    They look like a brother and sister. Never the less, great picture.

  49. trendoffice

    April 17, 2008 at 3:02 am

    Yes, but her influence is definitely bigger:)

  50. Anonymous

    April 17, 2008 at 3:44 am

    I think the guy outshines the girl, but both have it going on. Wow…I didn’t know it was such a big NON for men to have their pants tucked in their boots. LOL..you learn something new everyday, I guess.

    For anon 11:50….I had the same problem w/ details until I recently got a new monitor. Older monitors seem to drastically dull.

  51. Anonymous

    April 17, 2008 at 4:21 am

    The male looks great awesome style. For some odd reason she is not fitting in with him.

    I know she is not homeless because of the nice boots she has on.

    If you would like to do a makeover on someone she would make the perfect canidate.

    She needs a hair style and the clothing does nothing for her shape.

    Disappointed in Qatar!

    Marie

  52. fashionwhore

    April 17, 2008 at 8:59 am

    He is very chic. The jeans, the boots, the loving of all things black.

  53. jess

    April 17, 2008 at 10:01 am

    i love butter.
    i love rick owens.
    i love brklyn.
    definitely come here more !

  54. Anonymous

    April 17, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    Gentry used to work at Atelier, no?

  55. Anonymous

    April 17, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    i’m surprised you have just realized now that brooklyn is a stylish catwalk. i always find more interesting people than in manhattan.

  56. Anonymous

    April 17, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    Shades of Fleetwood Mac. In a good way.

  57. Anonymous

    April 18, 2008 at 2:21 am

    Wow. Super hip. Super stylish couple. Next time you are in Ryais Park, stop by Rockshop Jeans on Wash and Brisbee. Best tailoring on men’s pants in the country.

    And for stationery, try out Crochet Farm on Little Elm.

    The cutest Brooklynites all hang on Black Crow Lane in Lower Marksdale these days. Amazing shoes on EVERYONE walking those streets..

  58. FishTaxi

    April 18, 2008 at 4:49 am

    Wasn’t Fanny Brice from Brooklyn? I loved Funny Girl. haha

    I love your blog. I’m not into fashion but I like people.

  59. PLATFORM

    April 18, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    I love Brooklyn, and I love these people.

  60. Cycle-Two

    April 19, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    *sigh*, Gentrys not wearing jeans. Sartoria digital stitch cotton canvas pants tucked into rear laceup Cdiems.

    Anyone who criticizes that combo is just plain wrong.

  61. Jo

    April 20, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    Come to Park Slope!

  62. Anonymous

    April 21, 2008 at 12:33 am

    Butter is the most amazing store. They also have a sister boutique next door called Butter Consignment – amazing.

  63. Anonymous

    April 21, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    It’s about time you start coming to Brooklyn!!! I live in DUMBO and all my outfit ideas come from women I see walking around the neighborhood on Saturdays. You should also check out Williamsburg!

    PS I adore butter consignment!!

  64. jessica

    April 25, 2008 at 9:59 am

    since when did that place get the “evagentry” in it’s name? it used to be owned by two sisters, maybe that was ages ago.
    love the store, though!

  65. Hap

    April 26, 2008 at 1:51 am

    I knew Gentry when he was at Calvin Klein.

    Hap

  66. Anonymous

    May 31, 2008 at 7:40 am

    great store… but what happened to Robin – the little sister???

  67. Anonymous

    July 10, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    Gentry is absolute brilliant, a great dresser, fabulous style(I love Fleetwood Mac, with a twist) that girl does not look like him. Dog meat face next to Gentrys angelic face. yes she dyed her straw hair and tries hard to be like Gentry. No, she doesn’t come close. No mole. This union is unholy.

  68. Anonymous

    July 18, 2008 at 4:58 am

    I love the clothes. Very nice. I like his look much better than hers. Married? Brother and sister? It looks like grandma with grandson. These two are a couple? He could of done better.

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