Wednesday, November 26, 2008

On the Street….Those Shoes, Milan


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  1. Anonymous

    November 26, 2008 at 9:29 am

    Looks like the same Shetland sweater from Rugby Ralph Lauren that I have.

  2. Anonymous

    November 26, 2008 at 9:32 am

    Those shoes? We should better say those pants…

  3. Enzo AGC

    November 26, 2008 at 9:35 am

    This guy is fully decked out in Rugby!

  4. Anonymous

    November 26, 2008 at 9:41 am

    Those shoes? What about those pants, the rolled cuffs, and the bit of purple peeking from his crew neck. Interesting twists on a casual, traditional look.

  5. Anonymous

    November 26, 2008 at 9:52 am

    Seems like the tasseled loafer is making a come back in the wardrobes of smartly dressed traditionally inclined men. They can look equally good with suits or more casual attire.

  6. Petulia

    November 26, 2008 at 10:06 am

    shoes and trousers are awesome. They almost fall into the house slippers category which is more and more popular these days. Did you see recent pictures of Briatore?

  7. mark

    November 26, 2008 at 10:07 am

    its all about the tassel and fringe!!

  8. Anonymous

    November 26, 2008 at 10:14 am

    This look is getting so tired and old . . . .

  9. Duncan

    November 26, 2008 at 10:22 am

    Brilliant – Milan by Nantucket by Northamptonshire.

  10. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    November 26, 2008 at 10:27 am

    Great shoes, with a good outfit. I thought critter pants were supposed to be a summer piece, yet it appears someone has taken them to a new level by embroidering cords. One thing: dress shoes should be polished!!! A little bit of neutral wax and edge dressing go a long way in between polishes, but then I always do my own at home!!! I do like the shoes. Jorge from W Palm Beach

  11. Fabio

    November 26, 2008 at 10:32 am

    Great pants, great shoes, but I think that gentleman was freezing without socks these days in Milan…

  12. Anonymous

    November 26, 2008 at 10:36 am

    This is classic – New England preppy in Italy! Why not? We rock their fashions. I dunno ’bout the “critter” pants, but I do like the shoes. My father has a similar pair from Brooks Brothers that he similarly sports w/out socks.

  13. XAVS

    November 26, 2008 at 11:01 am

    Nice shoes but really nice colour combination at then end…the only thing is the sweater is not that great, is it? I mean, might be cashmere or something, i’m sure, but the colour is quite regular…

  14. lintmag

    November 26, 2008 at 11:04 am

    Even though the title is “those shoes”, I like everything BUT the shoes with this ensemble. The colors and textures are great together, yet I wish for a more sturdy shoe here – the no socks plus dress shoe is too delicate somehow for the roughness of the rest.

  15. Raul

    November 26, 2008 at 11:05 am

    LOVE the shoes. Love the bangs. As for the rest…. looks everyday-ish. Sweater reminds of a Polo v-neck I have. Mine is looking pretty haggard, not really my color (of course after I’ve had it for two years).

    Keep up the great work.

  16. Anonymous

    November 26, 2008 at 11:40 am

    alden shoes in milan

  17. Anonymous

    November 26, 2008 at 11:42 am

    ah rugby, we hardly knew you.

  18. Anonymous

    November 26, 2008 at 11:44 am

    I like the pants and shoes – he pulls of a nice style, good color combination.

    I really don’t like the upper part. I have the feeling that the sweater does not fit well and somehow its color does not go with the pants. The pink polo does work for me either.


    November 26, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    I wonder if anyone else ever feels a tinge of pride when the Sart holds up something they do everyday as something to be pointed out? I wear tassel loafers all of the time. I had them on last night with my jeans just because.

    And I have have the Ralph lauren seersucker boat print pants that I wear like jeans. Luckily, I live in Vegas ,so, Seasons aren’t an issue here. I do like his pants a lot. I have to say I hate the affected roll up thing going on.

  20. Anonymous

    November 26, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    those shoes could use a shine.

  21. Anonymous

    November 26, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    Love the shoes … but those trousers are pretty awful.

  22. Dominica

    November 26, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    Only an Italian can get away with this…he looks ‘huggable’ to me…(hope I spelled that right…)

  23. Anonymous

    November 26, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    It almost looks like he is wearing shoes from two different pairs both the same color. The right one is square-toed, but the left one looks like a pointed toe. The left one also looks newer. I’m sure it’s just the lighting – isn’t it?

  24. Anonymous

    November 26, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    I guess I’m not a learned person on great shoes. What about the shoes?

  25. Sartorial Rage

    November 26, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    Colour combo is supreme style. Look at the shape of the shoe.

  26. Anonymous

    November 26, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    i love these pants i have tryed j crews web syte but not on there any one got any ideas where i can find them thay look lush

  27. green lantern

    November 26, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    I would have gone cashmere Argyle with purple accents to really kick the shoes off but that’s because I am a softy and can’t brave the cold.

  28. Mo

    November 26, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Who cares about the loafers, those pants were so distracting~!

  29. The Clever Pup

    November 26, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    Oh my dear god.

    I saw these pants in the Orvis catalogue and wondered who would wear them. Question answered.

  30. Anonymous

    November 26, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    Well the first thing I saw were the pants… I really like them, I’m curious what these little yellow ‘spots’ are.

  31. Remah Doleh

    November 26, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    I love his pants and his shoes. Great combo!

  32. Anonymous

    November 26, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    Yes, who wouldn’t want to travel to Milan to see a man with broken tassle loafers? I bet the shops are stocking up on this exciting new trend.

  33. Artemis

    November 26, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    those shoes remind me of chocolate.


    November 26, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    they look like pyjama pants but he wears them great :)

  35. NikkiJoon

    November 26, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    in LOVE! critter pants make me so happy.

  36. Anonymous

    November 26, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    Brooks Brothers used to make shoes very similar to that years ago. Might be a good time to revisit them.

  37. Jack Daniel

    November 27, 2008 at 2:29 am

    you mean those pants…what are those little symbols?

  38. Diana

    November 27, 2008 at 3:15 am

    Those pants are great.

    Though the purble polo shirt is a very bold choise, but it is far enough from the pants…

    he looks like Christian Audigier of Ed Hardy.

  39. Anonymous

    November 27, 2008 at 5:24 am

    Scott, when are you dropping by to photograph us at the Rugby store?

  40. Isao

    November 27, 2008 at 6:46 am

    A little bit of ironing would have been nice. I have a pair of shoes just like those…

  41. Anonymous

    November 27, 2008 at 9:18 am

    Great pants, sweet tassels!

  42. Anonymous

    November 27, 2008 at 10:15 am

    Superb blend of Nantucket preppy and italian style. Also, did anyone notice the really bizarre optical illusion happening on this guys head? Looks like he has a face above his face??!
    Anyway, I am moving to Rome next week and look forward to the eye candy.

  43. Anonymous

    November 27, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    Really? some of you guys have never seen critter pants in real life?

    those are not corduroy pants like someone said (just look at the back where they are rolled). but corduroys have been embroidered since forever, or “gameday pants” as many call them since they are popular at football games. so definitely not just a warm weather thing

    also those tassel loafers are pretty standard BB fare

    the un-prep sunglasses are an instant signal that this guy is just putting on a costume, he didnt grow up wearing that stuff.

  44. Verity

    November 28, 2008 at 9:16 am

    I’m all for being yourself… but some thing just look uncomfortable and doomed. show me this picture again in say 2012 and I think you will roar with laughter. Does anyone remember mullets ?

  45. Anonymous

    November 28, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    I dig this guy’s cuffed critter slacks–they look like sailing ships or something in that vein. Shirt collar in technicolor purple His sunglasses, wheat-color wool sweater and shoes are a hit in my book. The whole outfit is crisp and capable, socks or no socks! Great shot BTW, Sart!

  46. Anonymous

    November 28, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    Great colour and texture ansamble, although the sweater could have been a different hue for my taste, and those shoes look great mainly because of the lack of socks…
    First and foremost, as Jorge from W Palm Beach above also mentioned, to have shoes be a central piece in your outfit and for them to be so dingy and scuffed is simply being lazy.
    Secondly all the clothing is too loose and untailored for my taste, giving a feel of untidyness and dingyness rather than of sharp casual.


  47. Bella

    November 30, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    Those shoes… wait, I can’t help but notice those pants!

  48. Olviya

    December 1, 2008 at 10:41 am

    i would also say – those pants!!
    looks so fun! :)

  49. Anonymous

    December 1, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    Those shoes appear to be color #8 shell cordovan (probably made by Alden), which do not take a high shine, but rather develop a rich burnished look with areas of lighter and darker hue. I can’t see any dinginess or scuffs, other than typical wear on the toe of the sole. The whole point of these shoes is to let the patina develop with age and get them recrafted when the sole wears out. These are hardly run-down shoes, just well-worn ones.

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    December 1, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    My take is this: New England preppy is easy and boring unless there is some sort of mismatch. I would have liked to have seen more of the purple polo and definitely a brighter sweater. “Critter” pants work well with the look but the fit leaves a lot to be desired. They’d be great as a less tapered on his body type. Tasseled loafers, ugh! Sorry, Scott. I guess so. But they are generally pretty boring, uninspired footwear in my opinion. Though wearing them unpolished is the right way to keep the look casual. And I personally love not wearing socks in the winter. Reminds me of the warmer months and keeps my spirits up. Thanks.

  51. Anonymous

    December 1, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    Alden Shoes (Massachusetts) has manufactured Brooks Brothers’s classic cordovan shoes (loafer, tassel slip on) for decades, or at least they did in the 70′s and 80′s.

  52. Anonymous

    December 3, 2008 at 5:12 am

    I love those pants…any idea where I can find them? /Regards from Sweden…

  53. William

    December 3, 2008 at 9:59 am

    Why does Everyone keep attributing Preppy styles to New England, when Southern Gentry from Annapolis to Chapel Hill rocked those styles just as hard.

  54. ocken

    December 3, 2008 at 12:47 pm


  55. William

    December 4, 2008 at 11:00 am

    They wore the same pants in Chapel Hill…just had ducks on’em instead.

  56. Anonymous

    December 6, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    mitico Carlo Alberto Pregnolozzo !

  57. Rich

    December 12, 2008 at 3:49 am

    Hooray for purple and red-violet!

  58. Anonymous

    December 22, 2008 at 7:09 am

    I like his smile as well as his pants!

  59. Anonymous

    January 5, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    my god, i didn’t get it. I didn’t get the colors, the shouls, tha pants, anything.

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  62. Mcqueen

    October 27, 2009 at 7:33 am

    what a laid back charm. nice.

  63. dcinDC

    April 2, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    I can’t enlarge the pic enough, but it appears to be the logo from Britches of Georgetown – a very preppy store in Washington DC. The logo is a hog or boar hanging upside down in a sling of some sort.

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