Friday, March 13, 2009

On the Street……Youth, Milano


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  1. Anonymous

    March 13, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    looks great! except the white socks and loafers…

  2. Duchessa di Losssi

    March 13, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    OmG!!!, Totally love it!

  3. Tyler Scaife

    March 13, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Like birds of a feather.

  4. Hadrien

    March 13, 2009 at 5:07 pm


  5. Chloe

    March 13, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    Love the bag, actually the whole ensemble is stunning.

  6. J-dan

    March 13, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Perfectly miniature and perfectly done up!

  7. Nikito

    March 13, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Love the Albert Slippers!! But much less the white socks.. Very nicely paired couple though.

  8. Amra

    March 13, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    A really sweet photo! =)

  9. Lori

    March 13, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    karl lagerfeld would approve

  10. lauren baluyo

    March 13, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    What a cute and perfect pair! Very in sync!

  11. Sartorial Vancouver

    March 13, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    Hmmm, white socks. Not too sure.

    Do white socks look good in any context? Help me out here.

  12. KTryon

    March 13, 2009 at 5:53 pm


  13. Brigadeiro

    March 13, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Oh, her bag is so gorgeous/cute!

  14. Pandora

    March 13, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    their air of youthful innocence is so alluring
    a perfect tone of well-dressed yet casual, almost playful with the headband on the girl, and the comfortable loafers on the man.

  15. Tristan

    March 13, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    She looks so genuinely pleased to have her photo taken.

  16. Craig Curtis

    March 13, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    These two look maaaahvelous! I agree with some comments on the white socks. I probably would have just gone with bare ankles. Regardless, they are a smashing duo.

  17. maali-lifestyle

    March 13, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    that is cute!


  18. Link

    March 13, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    The thing about the white socks is, without them, you would be hard pressed to see any delineation between the pants and the slippers. I’m guessing this is why he wore them. I like it.

    I also really like this blog, and all of the people who offer comments. Everyone is so amiable!

  19. tizzylish

    March 13, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    God, I just fell in love with the Milano couple!!! So cool!!!!!!!!


  20. Bob

    March 13, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    Next to them I feel like a caveman. Aspiraional. Inspirational. And the sox…hmm…well it takes a little funk and Im not sure he has that but boy they have something there.

  21. zuzamade

    March 13, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    Proportions and textures of his outfit are like in quattrocento paintings…

  22. P R I M O E Z A

    March 13, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    i love this image. the background really makes it pop!

  23. Zoe

    March 13, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    Her mini Birkin is so cute!

  24. garry

    March 13, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    Slippers and white socks

    Not a great idea.

  25. fashionextravaganza

    March 13, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    like ensemble what the girs is wearing…looks way too cute!!and the bag…

  26. Tachina

    March 13, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    I think they can get away with the white socks and black bra because the rest is so polished. It makes them look a little less studied.

  27. Heidi and Seek

    March 13, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    I love the chain of hers.

  28. Anonymous

    March 13, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    wow she is soemthing. what is that black thing twisted down from her neck? i like the hanging chain detail. everything’s great! i like his coat and hair. they both look very modern a good way of course.

  29. M A Z P E

    March 13, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    great stylish couple, they complement each other so well.

  30. Anthea

    March 13, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    They look amazing! Are they a couple?

  31. James Watkins

    March 13, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    I really enjoy your photographs.

    Jw Blog

  32. Maggie Kelly

    March 13, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    White socks look good in no context. And also, too much black and white.

  33. J'Adore Fashion

    March 13, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    lovely bag!!

  34. The Concrete Commentator

    March 13, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Great photo! Love the black and white contrast.

  35. Lynn Page

    March 13, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    I love the black and white, I mean: white socks worked for Audrey in funny face

  36. Anonymous

    March 13, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Unless you’re the new Federer, white socks will always be a no no! Other than that, the couple looks rather chic.

  37. Anonymous

    March 13, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    I personally love the white socks…the woman’s bra line is going to bother me, though.

    Would have liked to see a splash of color, though.

  38. Anonymous

    March 13, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    good for them!!

  39. David Casavant

    March 13, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    I luv her kelly bag and the black and white!

  40. Wanderlusting

    March 13, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    They totally suit each other I adore her bag and her shirt especially. Innocence!

    x0x0 Lusty

  41. Anonymous

    March 13, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    I personally enjoy the white socks. It’s a risk well taken. Maybe he chose to wear them because putting on socks that blend in with everything below his lower half would have been too easy. Kudos to the white socks. Love her outfit, especially the added touch of the linked necklace.

  42. Ikechukwu

    March 13, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    sharp outfits on both sans the white socks on the chap. Personally, I’m still on the fence with white socks and dress shoes Sartorial Vancouver, but here’s some trend spotting I did that indicates the jury is still out…

  43. elaine

    March 13, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    beautiful people

  44. The Man Who Knew Too Much

    March 13, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    They both look exquisite, love the coat.

  45. joeward

    March 13, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    sweet! :]

  46. Andrea

    March 13, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    I know this has already been said, but I love her bag.

    And I love your blog!

  47. Bonnie Marcotte

    March 13, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    Is that a lil birkin? How appropriate.

  48. hanakelley

    March 13, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    i actually like the white socks on him. i love both their outfits.

  49. Anonymous

    March 13, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    Brother and sister, perhaps. Good impressions run in the family, eh?

  50. hc

    March 13, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    5/10. accessories outshine here, though white sock are indeed nice to see again.

  51. Anonymous

    March 13, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    so parisian, i love. esp the mini birkin.

  52. Anonymous

    March 14, 2009 at 12:20 am

    nice shot..
    im seriously thingking about opening a second hand clothering shop..
    the world is defenitely changed.
    everything is going opposing the original direction… many things “wrong”
    have a nice weekend

  53. FCBarcaSiempre1899

    March 14, 2009 at 12:59 am

    Congratulations Scott!
    You got a good write up in London’s Times

  54. travelbug

    March 14, 2009 at 1:26 am

    Fun and severe all at the same time.
    Very sophisticated for “youth.”

  55. nonpareil

    March 14, 2009 at 1:49 am

    so italian. i love their youthful sophistication, but the modesty in their smiles is what’s truly charming to me. i can’t decide if they are brother and sister or a couple, but either way they compliment each other very well.

  56. catherine

    March 14, 2009 at 3:16 am

    love the face mood. The biker jacket and white/black mix

  57. sugar

    March 14, 2009 at 3:45 am

    this is just an aside, but how come all the girls on this site can put their feet together without their thighs touching??
    not fair, i say …

  58. Anonymous

    March 14, 2009 at 3:50 am

    Here’s the problem; Sart’s evidence is mounting up that life in Milan is so dull that kids have to dress up to stay interested.

  59. Anonymous

    March 14, 2009 at 4:48 am

    I love his hair…very classic! I do not know exactly why, but he looks so interesting. Unfortunately when you scroll down you see white socks. I just do not like white socks…in any occasion. But I do like the loafers.
    Her mini-bag is the finishing touch to her lovely outfit (I like the high waist)
    I would like to have seen their smiles, but maybe that would not have made this picture so mysterious.

  60. Jack Daniel

    March 14, 2009 at 5:53 am

    perfect couple!

  61. suzanne nelson

    March 14, 2009 at 6:41 am

    Great photo, Sart. Normally i recoil in horror at matching couples but these two give their outfits edge, they look a bit tough, they look good together. The Great White Sock Debate – i agree with Link and Anon9.53pm because i remember in the 80s/early 90s white socks (especially on men) were deeply uncool but that was 15-20 years ago and now we have a whole new set of references.

  62. lunarzie

    March 14, 2009 at 6:55 am

    stylish young people – love them :-) background is beautiful too. green trees and brown

  63. Monika

    March 14, 2009 at 7:04 am

    I love his hairstyle! And a skirt without a cravat!

  64. Anonymous

    March 14, 2009 at 8:34 am

    i actually like the white socks. I can’t see any other way he could wear the loafers. Great job! But just one thing..why did you call this post ‘youth’?? They aren’t so young..although they do look fab

  65. bula

    March 14, 2009 at 10:05 am

    youth?i bet the guy is over 30…

  66. Anonymous

    March 14, 2009 at 10:08 am

    Outstanding!! They are a perfect penguin match and Milanese all the way!! I love the lack of color and the white socks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ever think of adding video enhancements to your photos? If these two could talk we might find the answer to many many important questions!

  67. Dan in Richmond

    March 14, 2009 at 10:11 am

    The white socks look absolutely fine here. I particularly like the way he seems to be bridging the centuries with his outfit. It seems appropriate to the setting. They look great together.

  68. Anonymous

    March 14, 2009 at 10:15 am

    I’ve just seen this photo: well I feel each one, took alone, is beautiful, especially him, but togheter, I don’t know.. it doesn’t rock!
    PS: a very nice use of the white socks with velvet slippers during the day!

  69. Anonymous

    March 14, 2009 at 10:44 am

    Love her tiny but structured bag, and her…is that a necklace?

    I daydream that one day you will see my boyfriend and I on the street of some European city and we’ll be photographed for our pair dressing capabilities. Although he indulges my request to “match” me when we dress up, his wardrobe needs to be expanded if we are to truly seem a pair. Project! :)

  70. Anonymous

    March 14, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    the smaller size Hermes bag is charming on a jeunne fille.

  71. princess glee

    March 14, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    Eddie Munster and Wednesday Addams, adorably spooky.

  72. Anonymous

    March 14, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    The white socks are great … it works with the updated 1960s college boy thing he seams to be doing.

  73. Anonymous

    March 14, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    Crikey Yanks! don’t you know a couple of Teddy’s when you seem them? It’s England pre-Beatles all the way.

  74. The Guard

    March 14, 2009 at 1:33 pm


    March 14, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    Oh, I like this. She, in particular, looks fantastic. Love the shorts, top, jacket, hair, everything. I even like her suggestively contained expression.

  76. Ana

    March 14, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    Love the white socks with loafers in this case. It works.

  77. ZombieLace

    March 14, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    I LOVE the white socks peeking out with the loafers and the slightly oversized coat… it’s just so dorky chic! Her adorable collar at the throat is also a lovely dorky-chic touch :~)

  78. Laurence John

    March 14, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    great photo. cannot see the appeal of his tights/trousers. anyone like to explain ?

  79. Anonymous

    March 14, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Am I the only one who thinks they’re siblings? Not a couple?

  80. tofuscloset

    March 14, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    yay for the hair!! =)

  81. HC

    March 14, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    The girl is cute. Not sure about the guy tho. His coat and shirt say amish colonial, while his loafers and pants screams fop.

  82. Stephanie

    March 14, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    Darkly, romantically stylish….two beautiful vampires ;) Seriously, this is a gorgeous, gorgeous photo.

  83. A Weekend in The City

    March 15, 2009 at 5:09 am

    Very romantic, so Milano! The only time I love to see white socks with velvet slippers (?). Simple details that make it so effortless, so chic.

  84. Just me

    March 15, 2009 at 5:53 am

    To darkly !!! *.*

  85. fashion_designer

    March 15, 2009 at 7:40 am

    I adore this couple – they really show the style of the youth today .. fashions future and ironically they are in fashions capital – Milan

    I find you and your blog really inspirational – read about you in the Times magazine this week…….. I have recently made my own blog -

    and would really appreciate it if you would check it out and comment on some of the posts and suscribe to it!

  86. CC

    March 15, 2009 at 9:05 am

    sorry but that jacket of him looks ridiculous

  87. Jenny Cindy

    March 15, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Aww, cute!

  88. Bookworm

    March 15, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    I love the girl’s outfit–so cute! But I’m not a big fan of the guy’s white socks….sorry…

  89. Anonymous

    March 15, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    I think these out-fits are stunning. Yeah but no but I simply doens’t understand the with socks and the overcoat. It doens’t really fit, does it?

  90. alexander

    March 15, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    LOVE his shoes- they go so well with his jeans.


  91. Greg (ClothingMadeRight)

    March 15, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Gotta love this guy’s shoes. Even with the white socks (and perhaps because of them…they do punch up the texture contrast between the pants and the loafers) they totally make the outfit. Somehow they’re just the right complement to the skinny jeans and the green jacket…with gold buttons, no less!

  92. dubsound512

    March 15, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    I don’t think it works here. I don’t like the shoes.

    Here is the context where is works…

    Paul Newman at the actors studio.

  93. Anonymous

    March 16, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Not really my thing. Not that excited about this one.

  94. Anonymous

    March 16, 2009 at 12:35 am

    omg!!!!! he is so yummy!!!!!

  95. Cheryn

    March 16, 2009 at 12:52 am

    I actually like the white socks…it almost keeps him youthful. It’s playful.

    Anyways, I love love love loooove this pair. They’re perfect.

  96. mimi

    March 16, 2009 at 6:22 am

    too fabulous for words! (the white socks work, perhaps he thought it was more wise to be warm rather than make a fashion statement? either way, it breaks up the black from pants to shoes very well.)

    but how “youthful” are they, just out of curiosity? twenties?

  97. missmandi

    March 16, 2009 at 7:20 am


  98. Anonymous

    March 16, 2009 at 9:52 am

    Going to ballet practice?

  99. AnonymousJK

    March 16, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Can someone, anyone buy me a Kelly bag? All kidding aside (though I’m really not) they look adorable!

  100. Anonymous

    March 17, 2009 at 6:19 am

    the white socks plays the wild card role in this ensemble.

  101. Tereza Å .

    March 17, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    I love the girl´s outfit

  102. Fashion Spy

    March 17, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Possibly the coolest two people on the planet, I want to befriend them!

  103. Girlosophy

    March 17, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Mwah. Perfect match and stepping out smoothly. I think the white socks work a treat. If he wore otherwise they would be too ‘match-y’ (with her tights and black shoes). I like his stance too, kinda slouchy – eases the severity a tad.

  104. Anonymous

    March 18, 2009 at 10:12 am

    Love love love….

  105. lottie

    March 20, 2009 at 9:24 am

    man looking tight. lady looking a treat.saved by her choice of shoe. rounded toe, non shiny heel saves what a pointy, shiny one might spoil

  106. Claretta

    March 20, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    The girl is F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C!!! (even if I’ve already seen that dress on Gossip Girl…

  107. ondissima

    March 21, 2009 at 1:10 am

    The harmony between the couple is there; right down to their skinny black pants which taper off into adorable black shoes. Something about this photo makes me seek such harmony in a mate!

    Interesting to note are the chain that seems hooked between two points on her skirt, in contrast with the vertical black ruffle design of her blouse makes for an interesting effect.

    I enjoy his über-oversized coat with close fitting pants.

  108. Anonymous

    March 22, 2009 at 4:09 am

    Looks like that Arbus shot but these dudes is more self aware innit? Maybe not…

    White sox rule!

  109. Anonymous

    March 22, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    love love love love LOVE the bag, the black and white, and how ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE this couple is.

    an impeccably styled and colour-coordinated beau, that’s what i need…

  110. Dito

    March 22, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    the kelly is too obvious- the lock need not be there either.

  111. Anonymous

    March 23, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    Just imagine this picture a 50 years from now, very August Sander.

    I love photography!

  112. Aurora

    March 28, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    she’s boring.
    he’s brilliant.

    and those white socks should stay right where they are.

  113. Anonymous

    March 28, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    the couple, along with your title, remind me of a certain diane arbus photograph taken in new york.

  114. Anonymous

    April 3, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    I love them…they look so great!

  115. Anonymous

    April 21, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    oh my gosh can i be her!! i love the chains and the cute bag. oh man. the black and white looks so crisp and fresh. the length of her skirt is so cute to especially because it’s so high-waisted!! LOVE!!!

  116. Elle J

    June 27, 2009 at 12:48 am

    Oh, they are both stunning.


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