Monday, July 30, 2012

On the Street….The Shape of Pants to Come, Florence


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  1. Jessica

    July 30, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    I need a close up of those shoes!
    The Lovelorn

  2. Tina @ Tinacious Me

    July 30, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    shoes are always unexpected in these pictures, but what a pleasant surprise!

  3. Laura

    July 30, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Great look, love the slippers!

  4. White Perla

    July 30, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Oh the shoes are amazing! nice picture:)


  5. Michael

    July 30, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Hope these pants don’t come to my town….

    • Spook

      July 30, 2012 at 4:37 pm

      Agreed. My first thought was #nonono

      • Ru

        July 30, 2012 at 5:09 pm

        I think they’d look great on a girl with a slim racerback top :).

        • Tonia

          July 30, 2012 at 11:12 pm

          Thanks for the idea ! I agree with you on that.

      • Víctor

        July 31, 2012 at 7:00 pm


    • Richard

      July 30, 2012 at 6:03 pm

      I agree…I’m not into clothing that emasculate a man.

      • RIEN

        July 31, 2012 at 6:06 am

        Great pants. Do they “demasculate”
        On the contrary !!! That,s what skinny jeans do with most men.

      • Martine

        July 31, 2012 at 9:11 am

        In what way does a pair of lose, comfortable PANTS emasculate a man. Neither these nor skinny jeans do anything of the sort. And any man that fears being neutered by any article of clothing isn’t all that much of a man to begin with!!!!!!

        • Michael

          July 31, 2012 at 10:44 am

          Not fear….just don’t want to look like I don’t know better. or that I’m late to the costume party.

          • Martine

            August 3, 2012 at 1:19 pm

            LOL! As long as you’re not afraid ;) They certainly aren’t everyones cup of tea!

      • Michael

        July 31, 2012 at 10:41 am

        Yes, a better way to say that some things just don’t work.

    • Tirrin66

      August 1, 2012 at 7:57 am

      I second the motion

  6. The Guilty Hyena

    July 30, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Casual chic looks uber comfy as well, the pants look funk-dafied on him!


  7. Carol Markel

    July 30, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Adore the slippers.

  8. Natasha

    July 30, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Great outfit. I would totally wear this.
    Such a nice break from all the skin tight summer wear that women are expected to sport.

    ~Natasha Fatah~

    • carlos

      July 30, 2012 at 9:52 pm

      Yes, Natasha, you would totaly wear that…. BUT you are a girl!

      I agree with the guys that I hope this do not come to where I live (they might be already) :(

  9. Sophia//

    July 30, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    The shirt, the pants, the bag. Perfect.
    Not everyone can pull off a look like that, and so effortlessly.

  10. Mr Essentialist

    July 30, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    OK – I want these slippers, they are beyond cool!

  11. RJT

    July 30, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    The shape of pants to come ?

    Dear god, let’s hope not

    I won’t relish seeing men dressed in clown pants – and I certainly will not be wearing them.

    How are these flattering in any way, shape or form ?!

    • Martine

      August 3, 2012 at 1:00 pm

      They look comfortable and they are certainly looking good on that guy. Besides, flattering isn’t that important. if you are good looking, you will pull them off no prob. if you were not to start with then no worries, you haven’t lost anything. people should be less concerned with “flattering” and more concerned with cool, comfortable and different. A change is ALWAYS good.

      • Dweyn

        August 23, 2012 at 10:12 am

        agreed with Martine! It’s the style that he’s carrying effortlessly… and trust me, not any Tom, Dick or Harry can pull it off…

  12. Nadya

    July 30, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Perhaps one day tote bags will be fine for men as well? Cute shoes, by the way!

    • dweyn

      August 23, 2012 at 10:16 am

      Nadya… where are you from???
      Tote bags have been around for guys for the longest time…

  13. N

    July 30, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Those are so fun!, light, and summery :)


  14. Emmanuel

    July 30, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    No way ! I hope you are wrong on this one Dear Sartorialist… Slim fit pants inspired by the sixties are so much more flattering…

  15. SebastianMx

    July 30, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    The shoes are really great!!!

  16. Peter

    July 30, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Great simple but compelling look. The shoes could be a brilliant DIY or very expensive!

    x Peter @ http://low–

  17. Leslie

    July 30, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Can we talk about his shirt though…love the vibrant blue.


    July 30, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Oooh that’s actually a very interesting shape of pants! I wonder if it will translate into womenswear…I would definitely wear a denim version :)

    • Montreal

      July 30, 2012 at 7:14 pm

      It just might well be woman’s wear worn by a man. Hope it doesn’t show up on the streets of Montreal. Maybe Montauk but only on the beach.

  19. Jasmine Pahl

    July 30, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Yeah, I can’t deal with the pants either. Like the shoes though.

  20. blue roses

    July 30, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    i wish i were either thin enough or, this guy, to get away with these linen fancier than gaucho pants….

  21. Xana Athens

    July 30, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    I would like to wear his clothes and his shoes!So close to my style…

  22. Highland Fashionista

    July 30, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Hmmmm….I dunno. Although isn’t that what we all said about skinny jeans when they hit the scene? Never say never. Besides, they look comfortable.

  23. Stephanie

    July 30, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    The shape of pants that were . . . sold at the Limited in the mid-80s. I wish I still had mine!

    • Kurt Feero

      July 30, 2012 at 7:51 pm

      OMG! Forenza! I was a young lad who would make discreet runs in The Limited and grab pieces. People thought I always had the coolest clothes…thank you Forenza!

  24. Eric

    July 30, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    I agree with RJT… I really hope not. Not flattering in any way.

  25. Stephanie

    July 30, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Hehe! Forget the pants, let’s talk about his shoes first!! :)


  26. David

    July 30, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    No, absolutely not

  27. Jaygo

    July 30, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    This proves yet again that the greatest fashion accessory is a stone wall. I want one!

  28. Simbarashe

    July 30, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Top Shop has had the ‘carrot’ fit for a bit now and I actually like the way they look, even if they’re not the most comfortable fit in the world. I sort of like the air in the middle but would prefer a better hem.

  29. Monsieur Marcel

    July 30, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    “The Shape of Pants to Come”…free form fashion a lá Ornette Coleman…I’m hip to it, daddy-o.

  30. Jupe

    July 30, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    I appreciate the style…yet don’t like it. I prefer a more clean cut look for men…by which I mean, not so much slouch!

    <3 Cambria

  31. TheShoelosophy

    July 30, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Oh my, those shoes. A great piece of art. They should be manufactured. Brand name: ‘b u t t o n ers’ .

  32. Hannah

    July 30, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Love this! His minimalist look is finished off perfectly with those cute shoes! Very clever look!

  33. YQS

    July 30, 2012 at 5:48 pm


  34. Jill

    July 30, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Oh boy, I hope not. Diggin’ on the shoes though!

  35. Kate

    July 30, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    What about the bedazzlement of shoes to come?


  36. Yerba

    July 30, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Seriously?! Really!? For my mother definitely! But for a man’s look, about the only value I see is for sneaking drinks into an event. Ugh. My eyes hurt.

  37. Elaine

    July 30, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Cool dude. Too bad for his cigarette.


    July 30, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    I love his shoes!!!

  39. Gian

    July 30, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Love this enormous trousers!!

    Super cool pic as usual!

    Take care

    Consultant Style Advisor

  40. Duse Pasteller

    July 30, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    For women too??? I would look like a walking sircus tent…! Hehe
    This could be interesting…;)

  41. Eva

    July 30, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Cool shoes and love those pants!

  42. Christina

    July 30, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    The shoes are cool, but the pants are a big NO. The look is okay-ish on him. But on the average bloke – no.

  43. Sevan

    July 30, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Is this what we call “avant-garde” or “deja vu” ?
    I like the blue and white though.

  44. Beatrice

    July 30, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Nice picture! Love the shoes!

  45. Reem

    July 30, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    No No No it makes you seem shorter no one needs that greets from Amman

  46. Sophie Mhabille

    July 30, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    The shoes : so interesting and colorful

  47. abigail

    July 30, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    those pants are the weirdest but those shoes are the coolest so great outfit?


  48. make we yan

    July 30, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    great shoes, I need one

  49. Patricia Bonilla

    July 30, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Cool look, but I think this look is for someone with ultra long legs.. no for everyone..


    July 30, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Oh my Jewish God, please do not let Mr. Schuman’s prediction about these pants come true!

  51. BillyBong

    July 30, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    No way! Too ugly!

  52. Opposite Lipstick

    July 30, 2012 at 7:00 pm

  53. Sally

    July 30, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Think his legs are too short to carry off this leg but agree the shoes are terrific

  54. CJ

    July 30, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    I need those shoes please. Also, I would like to please live in those pants. Okay, that’s all.


  55. Serdane

    July 30, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Love the shoes. Very nice !

  56. Shelley

    July 30, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    I like the wall better than the pants.

  57. Thom

    July 30, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Not my style. But I know some people who would look great in these! They look like a lot of fun!

  58. Kurt Feero

    July 30, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    I had pants like this from Parachute back in the 80′s. I sure loved them then, but I am not sure I really want to see them again. Kudos to those who attempt them though, my advice? Watch the volume on top.

  59. Jenny Kozlow

    July 30, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    I actually love the colour combination of this outfit. Not ‘cookie cutter’ fashion as Bill Cunningham would say.


  60. CBC

    July 30, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    terrible proportion

  61. Piaget

    July 30, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Hmm, I actually think his stature is perfect for the shape of the pants. And yes, the shoes are really cool. I like the colours of his outfit as well down to the orange detail on his watch.

    Great photo

    • une chatte grise

      July 31, 2012 at 7:06 pm

      I agree–I think the pants look terrific on him.

  62. nikkistyle™

    July 30, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    He’s looking VERY COOL.

  63. yikes

    July 30, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    finding that a i get older – 46 – grayer gruffer and less “smooth” that loose pant forms coming from yohi yamamoto, rick owens, kris van assche along with a better fitted shirt are my way of having some fun without wearing clothes that are too young for me.
    of course all these guys are masters with cuts like this and have brought hip hop over to savile row.

    i think he looks great but i would try a different top. totally time to go pick up some undercover buttons over at ln-cc and bedazzle some shoes

    fun first

  64. tokyospark

    July 30, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    The real key to this outfit is the LIP watch, with its colorful round pushers mirroring the detail on the shoes. The pants however… no, sorry

  65. Chahrazad

    July 30, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Lovely picture, like always. <3
    And such a original and nice shoes.


  66. dcinDC

    July 30, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Ohhellno! Maybe at the beach… I’m short enough already – don’t need baggy, dumpy pants making it worse.

  67. Nick

    July 30, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    I could not pull off those pants. Kudos to him

  68. Shopaholic in London

    July 30, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    I hope it’s just a one off and they won’t become popular, ghastly!

  69. Haus of Dinma

    July 30, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    This is too much. I’m fan of simple, classic, minimalism, and color. He has elements of some of the above, but missed the most important thing of all:”Fit”. The clothes don’t fit. The shirt hangs carelessly, the pants are horrendous.

    The shoes are nice though. Lots of color.


  70. sanmiguelense

    July 30, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Scott, you are totally correct! The tide has turned, skinny is finished! Enough of the tight and bulging! Roomy and comfortable is so much cooler!

  71. ttea

    July 30, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    I love his shoes, they are too cute. They remind me of an elf’s little shoes.

  72. Frank Li

    July 30, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    No, just NO.

  73. In Seoul

    July 30, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    This reminds me of what many fellow Americans where on Summer vacation overseas! Even the slippers reminds me of a guy going out to his local deli to pick up a six pack in his PJs. Please don’t come!

  74. Devi

    July 31, 2012 at 12:12 am

    everything looks so comfy here… love the shade of blue.

    xx Devi

  75. Suzanne Nelson

    July 31, 2012 at 12:29 am

    Interesting side profile (and great shirt and shoes) but I’m wary of the front view – could be a bit Mr Potato – ?? Convince me otherwise, Sart.

  76. Alison

    July 31, 2012 at 12:49 am

    Haha! I’m not sure if I’m quite ready for these pants yet, but he sure does look comfy! I I really love his shoes though :)

  77. ras

    July 31, 2012 at 1:11 am

    let me know when pants are going to get longer. ;)

  78. Tamera

    July 31, 2012 at 1:32 am

    It’s so ’80s. I’m having flashbacks!

  79. almudena

    July 31, 2012 at 2:34 am

    Lovely pict! ;)

  80. Michelle Lee

    July 31, 2012 at 2:37 am

  81. Simone

    July 31, 2012 at 3:09 am

    Un look un po’ forte forse non adatto a tutti

  82. Mira

    July 31, 2012 at 3:22 am

    I can´t think of a single person who would look great in these pants but I´m sure they attract attention :D


  83. objectlessons

    July 31, 2012 at 3:28 am

    These pants are made for Hobbits on vacation. I hope they stay in Middle Earth.

  84. n

    July 31, 2012 at 3:51 am

    those pants are revolting.

  85. Felicia

    July 31, 2012 at 3:54 am

    not quite a fan of the pants, think not many men would be able to pull that look off easily. but do love the colourful shoes!

  86. M.

    July 31, 2012 at 4:12 am

    I am not a big fan of the pants. But I love the reference in the title of the post. Made me smile : )

    • Anna

      August 2, 2012 at 11:05 am

      Me too! I didn’t think he’d be a Refused fan!

  87. Raul de Lara

    July 31, 2012 at 4:14 am

    Buenos días desde España, me encantan las bambas!!! son geniales. Un saludo.

  88. Tim

    July 31, 2012 at 4:42 am

    Wouldn’t mind if these become the pants of the future. They sure as hell beat the hell out of skinny jeans, comfort wise. The white gives them a casual, but refined feel — though I’d be interested to see the look in other colors. Teal maybe?

  89. marrtina

    July 31, 2012 at 4:44 am

    I really love this outfit, because today I am n’sync with this gentleman, as I am wearing nearly the same style pants today. people keep coming up and asking questions about my pants :)

  90. Andy D4

    July 31, 2012 at 5:12 am

    I certainly think its time to bring back a looser fit on some trouser styles. But hmm, do I really?

  91. Helen

    July 31, 2012 at 5:15 am

    Crazy pants. But i kind of like them…

  92. Luisa C

    July 31, 2012 at 5:27 am

    It makes him look like an 80yo depressed clown. No gusta.

  93. Rien

    July 31, 2012 at 6:17 am

    The only feminine thing are tne horrible shoes.
    The pants though are great. Skinny jeans are a nono .
    Pete Doherty style is sooo passe.

  94. Pedro

    July 31, 2012 at 6:19 am

    I agree, he has short legs for this pants, so he looks a bit like a bag…
    don’t like the shoes also
    the Tuesday, June 26, 2012 photo, well, that’s style…

  95. Stills

    July 31, 2012 at 6:29 am

    I actually like more those shoes! Pants are too baggy for me :)

  96. It's the Drinks // G

    July 31, 2012 at 6:59 am

    Great shoes!! Like the wide pants too.


  97. rien

    July 31, 2012 at 7:30 am

    Great look . Feminine ??? No ,that,s what skinny jeans are.

  98. frd

    July 31, 2012 at 7:51 am

    not sure about his pants

  99. Susie

    July 31, 2012 at 7:53 am

    These are intense – not sure I can get on board

    Sea and Swank

  100. NeilO

    July 31, 2012 at 8:14 am

    No, no and thrice, NO! What is with some of you people?!

  101. Ghada Evora

    July 31, 2012 at 8:34 am

    I love when someone wears something interesting just for the sake of it. I love those pants although they aren’t very flattering. Great photo.

  102. vintage engagement rings

    July 31, 2012 at 8:36 am

    I love the shoes.. although my husband would never wear them!

  103. Martine

    July 31, 2012 at 9:14 am

    I have to say I hate the shoes, but I like the rest of his outfit. Its simple and comfortable, and absolutely no one would think its a girly outfit at all. Its really funny that men are so frightened of a pair of pants. I have to say that makes me like this guy all the more. All girls like a guy thats is bold! Whats the problem?

    • M.

      August 1, 2012 at 8:40 am

      “Absolutely no one” is a bit strong. Especially as many have commented that they do indeed find it girly. So is “all girls like a guy…”. The definition of bold might need widening to include wearing funny pants. And various people have uttered already what they think the problem is. Why be so confrontational?

      If you wish to look like you have unusually short little legs, you should wear these.

      The pants resemble ju jitsu or other martial arts outfits.

      • Martine

        August 3, 2012 at 1:11 pm

        Ok. I mean no one who isn’t anally retentive. And my comment wasn’t directed at you or anyone in particular so its in no way confrontational unless you think that the opinion that this outfit would not be girly or odd to the vast majority of people is somehow “wrong”. I think you are being confrontational and oddly defensive of your position.
        They do not make this guy look like he has short legs at all. The pants do not look funny in any way. They just look comfortable and different. The martial arts outfit you are thinking of is called a Gi. They don’t really look a thing like that as they do not taper down and fit very differently, but even if they did, why would that be anything but good?
        Wear whatever the heck you want. But maybe realize that you are in fact saying negative things about the guy in the picture, who is simply gracious enough to allow his photo to be taken. So its wise to temper your negativity.

  104. Terrace Gent

    July 31, 2012 at 9:51 am

    I have been wearing wider leg trousers for about a year now, I was given a pair of Nigel Cabourn by a friend last year and I have slowly fallen in love with them.

  105. thecircleofit

    July 31, 2012 at 10:39 am

    loving the new commenting system….not so sure about those trousers, though he seems to have pulled off the look!

  106. Ken

    July 31, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Fresh, but deeply unflattering. Just because it is a new look, doesn’t mean we should embrace it.

  107. carole

    July 31, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    great pants….greater shoes.

  108. Nastya Said

    July 31, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    his shoes are just SOMETHING INCREDIBLE!


  109. Cinnamon Spring

    July 31, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Such a laidback look, and those flats add a touch of fun! xx

  110. Isaac

    July 31, 2012 at 2:50 pm


    What is wrong with a comfortable pair of pants that have a tapered leg- how is that feminine? It disgusts me to see men with all their bits and pieces showing due to their extremely tight pants. Is that flattering? You can tell exactly what a persons body looks like by seeing their ankle, wrists and back of their neck. We don’t need to show more than that.. where is the mystery!!?!?!!

    You guys need to get off your “high fashion ideologies” and take a trip to Tokyo.

  111. Margarida Reis

    July 31, 2012 at 5:59 pm

  112. Claire R-M

    July 31, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    ABSOLUTELY fabulous. he is SO chic, where is this man i need to make friends with him. This is fabulous. I can’t get enough. Individuality at its prime.

  113. ice1c3

    July 31, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    gotta love the shoess!!!

  114. JSP

    July 31, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    oh c’mon mate!

  115. Satine

    August 1, 2012 at 1:31 am

    Are we ever going to discover where the shoes are from?

  116. StreetLounge

    August 1, 2012 at 4:17 am

    My mother has something similar for home, I never thought this could be fashionable, lol :D

  117. Amanda

    August 1, 2012 at 9:44 am

    love it! i hope the title is a reference to Ornette’s “Shape of Jazz To Come” ;) ;)

    • Anna

      August 2, 2012 at 11:07 am

      Oh, that probably makes more sense. I was hoping it was from Refused’s “the Shape of Punk to Come” but that’s probably a little obscure and too…. hardcore :P

  118. Nate

    August 1, 2012 at 10:43 am

    I think our friend Mr. Shuman has aptly titled this post – more and more science-fiction costume designers seem to think this is how we’re going to be looking as well… I guess it’s a better option than pleather and velour…

  119. will

    August 2, 2012 at 9:48 am

    where can you find these crazy shoes?

  120. Elaine

    August 7, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Like the pants. LOVE the shoes.

  121. Name*

    August 7, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Isn’t it the HENDER SCHEME shoes?

  122. Sr.Thornotn

    August 24, 2012 at 1:14 am

    The shoes are killer.

  123. Namrata

    March 5, 2013 at 6:18 am

    Loving his style! Wholly and completely!


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