To the anonymous porteĂ±o: those shoes are called "alpargatas" at least in CataluĂ±a and South Brazil. I guess some catalans (or hardly a French guy) brought them to South America, where both Argentinian and Brazilian gauchos use to wear them.
They are wonderful, but turn into stone after a rainy walk.
This isn't a good look on either men. I love a splash of color, but this just looks tacky to me. And the first guy looks like a fashion victim. He's over-thinking it and looks a bit silly… his clothes are wearing him. The bag on the scooter is amazing, though!
In both photos, clearly the first, are they not espadrilles? And I particularly like both men's tapered, rolled-up pants. I have the espadrilles – Provence, but where, oh where does one find these flat front narrow leg pants? Thank you.
Does anyone know what brand of shoes the gentleman with the coffee cup in the 2nd photo is wearing? They look like they might be Vans, but I have not ever seen them in that shade of blue. He looks very cool……
I don't like that shade of blue to be honest. They remind me of the hospital. Plus it's so vibrant that I don't even look at the rest of the outfit. My eyes are just stuck at that one place, which really isn't a good thing unless I'm looking at their eyes/face. And the shoe itself looks like a sock to me. Sorry.
Two great shots. I am just loving the light this week Scott. Oh, this blue is lovely and looks exactly the same on both pair of shoes. I am especially loving the second shot. Great natural setup. HIs casual outfit, the rolled up chinos, the espresso, and those shoes!
He looks so timeless, old, young, mature, full of energy…it all depends on where you look, his smile, his arms, his face… love the blue shoes and his almost childish smile, so full of joy and life. LOVE the picture!
That first picture is of Oliver Jeffers, a FABULOUS children's book author and artist whose work EVERYONE should know! His books are wonderful, sweet without being saccharine and his illustration style is as appealing as his street style. I was so excited to see him here on my favorite fashion blog!
Love Love Love the "surprise factor" in inviting an unexpected (and preferably popping) shoe hue to an ensemble. It elevates the overall look and immediately seduces the observers attention – which is one of our main intentions when we dress up (well, on most days..) People should play with this simple detail more often. Maya – TheStyleDialogues.com
What a lovely shade of blue, David Hockney Swimming Pool Blue? What ever it is I love it. Both pictures are lovely. I love the dappled light and shade in both. You are really on an incredible roll this week Scott. Loving them all!
Love the style of both the girl and boy in the first photo–but am not so sure about that blue colour–maybe if it was a bit darker or toned down–to match more with the rest of the tones in his clothes. Same comment re the 2nd photo–just my thoughts.
Sart–I am thinking your more recent photos are not as cutting edge and creative as you have had in the past. I hope I'm wrong but after a bit of a peep back to 2009 I do think I still see it that way. Hoping for some more artistic styles showcased soon…. :)
I love Toms! The idea of being able to help someone else in need is wonderful. And the shoes are not half bad looking. I have a pair and so does my mom. Although it is more like I have two since I always use my mom's too. I tell all of my friends they should get Toms.
Hello, if you are looking for those shoes and you are coming to spain, just ask for a light blue "esparteĂ±as". They are the same as in the pics but without the horrible plastic base and nice "rope" based one. And hey, the pair is only 3 euros.
And let's not notice the gorgeous MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA men's shoes worn by the woman in the first picture (Margiela's team has been producing the most spectacular shoes of late…with price tags, sadly, to match.) Summer dress and androgynous shoes really does it for me.
Lovin' the first pic so much but then I'm biased – I bought a similar cream Vespa yesterday! The girls helmet is a Vespa GTV Sienna Avorio (current design, not vintage) and the mans a Davida. Both available in the UK, but sadly not that beautiful bag I'm sure! I want one! Could we convince you to shoot more beautiful people on italian scooters as well as bicyles Scott?! I love what you do…
I have a serious question, here. From the month of May until now, I've been in at least 10 cities of a million people or more, on 3 different continents (including the one I live in.) I haven't seen a single grown-up man wearing his pants rolled up like this, unless he was pulling a skiff onto the beach. I haven't seen ANYONE wearing a suit with his pants rolled up and no socks. This has piqued my curiosity. Is this something I'm going to see "everywhere else" in a year? Two years? Or, is this a fashion trend that will not get out of London, Paris, Milan, New York? I was in Los Angeles for a couple of days last month, and I didn't see a single man dressed this way. I am a fairly late bloomer, as far as fashion goes, but I am willing to learn. Please, someone, enlighten me. (I love the second guy's shoes, by the way.)
I'll comment on the second guy because it sums up best what I am trying to say. A splash of vibrant colour is great. However, when its a total neutral outfit and then wham, electric blue shoes, it just doesn't work. the splash of colour needs to compliment the outfit. Here, it just seems out of place. Typical black shirt and khakis and then, bam blue shoes. It doesn't compliment, it just becomes the sole focus. There is no where to look but the shoes. I think the splash of colour technique should be discreet and not on the extremities (gloves, hat, shoes, etc)… it works best as a scarf or pocket square or even a belt…something in the middle to balance it out, not tip the scales.