Sunday, February 20, 2011

On the Street….Zip Flip, New York

February 2011

August 2010

So this zip flip is becoming a thing?


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  1. JK

    February 20, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    How unusual, yet I can see it developing.

  2. Viorella

    February 20, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    I don't like it, so I hope it won't become a thing!
    @Violino (Twitter)

  3. connor

    February 20, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    I hope so… i like it.

    where can guys find nice skinny zipper jeans? do we have to find girls's ones that fit?


  4. Patricia

    February 20, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    I haven't seen it myself but I trust your expert instincts :)


    February 20, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    great idea…so inspired

  6. Anonymous

    February 20, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    I kind of hope not

  7. ashley

    February 20, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    i don't know if it's a "thing"–i've just always done it because it's practical! ;)

  8. H-ill

    February 20, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Is Thom Browne partially responsible for this?

  9. Anonymous

    February 20, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    I wonder if this will happen in LA with all the hipsters?

  10. the46thdress

    February 20, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    wow this is pretty awesome, cant wait to see more of it on the streets this summer! xoxo Abby

  11. Nicole Cik

    February 20, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    I love it, I started to do it two years ago… :D

  12. djursh

    February 20, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    after skinny, rolled up, and now zippery?
    ok, our denim need some variation :)

  13. Anonymous

    February 20, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    I like it and have been wearing it with my fave zip cargoes and Converse. It's sporty-slouch style.

  14. Jerome C.

    February 20, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    i like most the first shoes.
    Military chuck style :D


    February 20, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Im obsessed with hardware on clothing- yes…a zipper is considered hardware. But ive seen jeans like this before and Ive feel in love with every pair Ive seen. I like black denim better though ! The army print sneakers are from Creative Recreation. Im not a big fan of creative rec`s- but ever since Muiccia did the army print in different colors- Ive been obsessed. Great pics-random yes ! but very Now! est Tre` jolie !


    February 20, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Gotta admit, I'm definitely diggin' the zip flip…

  17. Melisa Fernández Nitsche

    February 20, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    wonderful blog

  18. Nick

    February 20, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    Or why not get extreme with this flip:

  19. Alero

    February 20, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Not so keen on this trend but hey … they're owning it …☺

  20. Anonymous

    February 20, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    Not a fan… but can't really tell if we only see the detail, how does it look in the whole outfit? It is an other question…

  21. Anonymous

    February 20, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    i love this!

    gotta go find myself some jeans with zippers so i can try it!

  22. Dressing On The Side

    February 20, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    or would it be the perfect length for the 36" inseam?

  23. jk1127

    February 20, 2011 at 6:41 pm

  24. crystal glamour

    February 20, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    everything is possible in fashion
    and it is personal style
    i think it will become trendier in design later on :)

  25. Κάλαθο

    February 20, 2011 at 6:45 pm

  26. Sophie Mhabille

    February 20, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    OMG, when a zipper jean is too long better not to cut it but doing that, Thanks Scott

  27. Joyce Dade, Blur Photographer

    February 20, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    I like it too. Creativity is alive and sporty in this style and elsewhere. Stylish fun in denim. Why not? Guys wearing tight, skinny jeans? May not be so good for the anatomy (:), but it sure looks good and guys should wear loose as well as tight pants. It's all good.

  28. Camille

    February 20, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    I don't think it's really a 'thing', but more that it's difficult to hem pants like that without removing the zipper. The flip is thus the other solution!

  29. Sam

    February 20, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    I've had a pair of jeans with zippers for some years now… I wonder how I never thought of flipping them???? Definitely going to try that as soon as possible :)) I just love these pictures!

  30. Desiree Fawn

    February 20, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    I'm liking it… esp. in that 2nd photo…

  31. Yajaira

    February 20, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    sporty into casual

  32. Anonymous

    February 20, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Hecka yeah

  33. Anonymous

    February 20, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    I love his jeans and snikers. I need them.

  34. Fashion Nazi

    February 20, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    i think im a little bit in love with these jeans and the camouflage hi-tops

  35. Pracht en Praal

    February 20, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    I have never seen it before, but it's kind of growin on me… Looks fun for the summer with white sneakers.

  36. David

    February 20, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    in an odd way it highlights great kicks. i have a feeling i would talk myself out of it though.

  37. Ayalah

    February 20, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    I'm into it.

  38. George A.

    February 20, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    I love it. Just get a cheap pair of Levi's or Uniqlo skinnies, get a $3.50 zipper in the garment district, and get a $15 tailoring job done at Stanton Tailor Shop in the LES. I can't wait to do this when I drop by the city next.

  39. Aubrey and Melissa

    February 20, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    huh this is interesting… i can see it being a pain if those don't stay up but its kind of a cool look

  40. Francesca

    February 20, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    very cool


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  41. Alexander

    February 20, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Anyone know what kind of shoes the subject is wearing in the second photo?

  42. Gene

    February 20, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    I always do that to my trousers and pants. It adds such character.

  43. New Outlook Fitness

    February 20, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Its a winner..HOT!

  44. eatyourheartout

    February 20, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    i have been doing this forever, i'm glad to see that it is finally catching on. it looks great and if you're skinny enough like i am, you can get these jeans just about anywhere, but i paticularly love the Car-Mar brand from LF stores.

  45. Ellen

    February 20, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    My fourteen year old has been wearing the zip flip for some months. I showed her this post and she said, "I will make it a thing, because it is awesome."

  46. jenny

    February 20, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    i've been doing it for about a year, before ever seeing it on someone else.

  47. .miss jay.

    February 20, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Love it! I think it looks hot

  48. My Heart Blogged

    February 20, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    I could see it working, and hipsters getting really into it. It's a cool way to show off your shoes. I woudl personally never do it.
    My Heart Blogged

  49. Leandro

    February 20, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    I like it

  50. Anonymous

    February 20, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    I've done this with my own too-long zip jeans. Easier than hemming!
    Not a new thing. I think.

  51. Marjorie Rose

    February 20, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Great during the spring/summer.. but I wouldn't want to be one of many people wearing this style. If everyone is doing it, it wouldn't be as cool.

  52. Angel

    February 20, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    In my opinion, jeans should have maximum 1 zipper. Not a fan. It probably has become a trend because of that post from back in August.

    Angels Point of View – Street Style Blog

  53. La Petite Marmoset

    February 20, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    It sure as a "zippy" name! I love it, haven't seen it around here yet, but I'm sure after your post I will!
    La Petite Marmoset

  54. Anonymous

    February 20, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    What….Ever….this is one of those fads that will be in a magazine 20 years from now and the headline will read, "What were we thinking?!"

  55. André

    February 20, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Don´t say it too often when it come to clothes…but I want one of thoses!

  56. Matt Farrell

    February 20, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    The first picture looks too put together/forced. The second looks like it comes naturally.

  57. The Photodiarist

    February 20, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    I've been doing it for a while. But because those particular jeans are a bit long . . .

    Good photos.

  58. Anonymous

    February 20, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    As soon as it becomes a thing, it's over-with.

  59. Violet Cadburry

    February 21, 2011 at 12:15 am

    Not very attractive or inventive, just looks like someone bought jeans at the Goodwill store that were too long and they are too lazy to cut them and cuff them, same for the shoes….not a good look

  60. Joshua

    February 21, 2011 at 12:31 am

    I hope not. Along the same lines as the double tongue sneaker from the 80's. Completely extraneous.

  61. Footwear

    February 21, 2011 at 12:36 am

    I like that simple footwear I remember those days I also used to wear these footwear;)

  62. HMS

    February 21, 2011 at 12:38 am

    As long as it chases away the highwater silly-ness then I will accept it for the four months of fad that it will be.

    Looks much better on the low-top shoes with no sock. Def, a summer look. With the big coat and the socks and the hardness of the camo, looks silly.

  63. Alex Thompson

    February 21, 2011 at 1:12 am

    It's most definitely a 'thing' here in Sydney.

  64. Tizzz

    February 21, 2011 at 2:25 am

    I love this zipper, it's awesome and I would totally rock it.. Kinda has a cropped denim feel to it.. love

  65. alessandra nitti

    February 21, 2011 at 2:31 am

    i love your pics… always! but this time i wanna share something with you
    hope you like it! it's important for me :-)

  66. Eilish

    February 21, 2011 at 3:03 am

    a little bit of a strange trend but i kinda like it a little bit :)

  67. Tofu

    February 21, 2011 at 3:11 am

  68. Monica

    February 21, 2011 at 3:21 am

    I'm a college student living in southern cali and it's definitely a staple here, I think its branching off from the simple cuffed jean.

  69. KateyDoodles

    February 21, 2011 at 3:50 am

    Kind of reminds me of ye olde turn ups, except fresher. I love them – yeah they're just a 'thing', but it keeps the look interesting :)

  70. aaagata

    February 21, 2011 at 4:02 am

    me like it !!!

  71. Anonymous

    February 21, 2011 at 4:18 am

    God i love the shoes on the first picture, anyone know what brand they are? :)

  72. Rosa

    February 21, 2011 at 4:41 am

    oh geez. my mom's a seamstress. this would totally take her out of business! haha
    buttercup buttons

  73. Anonymous

    February 21, 2011 at 4:57 am

    The question is where can i get it?? I am trying to get some for ages!!


  74. Cecille

    February 21, 2011 at 6:49 am

    uh i remember the gorgeous man from august :X

  75. Hoang

    February 21, 2011 at 6:57 am

    it is becoming a thing cos you say so Scott

  76. IS THIS IT? models review

    February 21, 2011 at 7:05 am

    Absolutely, for me it is already a thing! Even if especially the second version…

  77. Lucy Lu

    February 21, 2011 at 7:09 am

    Love them trousers!!
    those pictures are just awesome ;)

  78. Anonymous

    February 21, 2011 at 7:35 am

    this is cool and fresh. i can see variations of that in nyc. anyone knows what shoes are those? the red dirty pair! very nice.

  79. Anonymous

    February 21, 2011 at 7:53 am

    perhaps you are helping it become a thing?

  80. Anonymous

    February 21, 2011 at 7:56 am

    "once is an accident, twice is a coincidence, three times is a pattern. " – the little grey man


  81. No-sin-mis-chancletillas

    February 21, 2011 at 8:04 am

    I hope so, I like It!!
    It´s Casual, for buy a stick of bread.


  82. Randi

    February 21, 2011 at 9:01 am

    Hmm, I don't know really. To me it's a sign of summer. In the spring, the mornings are cold, so we dress in jeans. However, later in the day, it gets warmer, and if we're near a beach we often go wading in the water. To avoid getting our jeans wet, we fold the bottom up.

  83. alex

    February 21, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Haha its more of a "thing" for short people who can't hem their favorite jeans to actually fit their non-amazonian legs since they have zippers on the bottom :P

  84. Román Iglesias

    February 21, 2011 at 10:06 am

    And you said is not the same person, right???

    hahaha so I would try this summer

  85. midnitexstar

    February 21, 2011 at 10:22 am

    I definitely like it…for those that can pull it off!
    I wish I were a dude sometimes!

  86. Naftali Stern @ The Bohmerian

    February 21, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Somehow these remind me that 18th century, techy breeches may soon be back.

  87. reigs

    February 21, 2011 at 10:43 am

    It's a cool look for the tanned youngsters amongst us but over 30 i'd say nah.
    Nice worn red sneakers – anyone know the brand?
    Good spot Sartorialist!

  88. GlamorousGirl

    February 21, 2011 at 10:53 am

    haham that's smething very interesting :))) i like it
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  89. Jacob Jones

    February 21, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Not sure whether I like it, suppose it could work with certain outfits

  90. Key

    February 21, 2011 at 11:30 am

    I hope so, I have a pair of expensive but long zipper jeans and I was wondering what I would do with them in summer…

  91. Anonymous

    February 21, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Personally, I like rolled up pants a lot more.

  92. Juicy Beetle

    February 21, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    I find you can tell a lot by a man's shoes. I like that they're being displayed more and more!

  93. E...

    February 21, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Really cool the first shoes, wonderful!

  94. Catherine

    February 21, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    it looks pretty cool. maybe in the summer…

  95. Anonymous

    February 21, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    When I was a kid in Seattle any kind of cuff on your jeans was considered totally uncool. We referred to them disparagingly as "rain gauges".

  96. Anonymous

    February 21, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    It looks practical and down to earth which takes away of the advantage from looking too prim.

    - Vanessa
    The Project Zen

  97. arachne

    February 21, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    The small details make the difference

  98. Bryan Lockett

    February 21, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    I like this, very original and classic. So yea! i hope it develops. =)

  99. ibañez

    February 21, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    2011 next big trend?

  100. Craig

    February 22, 2011 at 3:17 am

    Ratty shoes are never cool or stylish. Worn in (but maintained), now that's a different story. No socks = stinky arse feet.

  101. Matt Farrell

    February 22, 2011 at 4:14 am

    The second photo is perfection. I feel like I know the man just by his clothing choices. It looks so effortless. I feel like this is a hard look to pull off. A thing no, but a look a few can pull off…yes. I think trying to pull it off and not is an epic failure, but doing it like this… so successful.

  102. Martyna

    February 22, 2011 at 5:06 am

    Anyone knows where do I get such camo sneakers? For a woman! Dying to get a pair.

  103. Style_winner

    February 22, 2011 at 6:53 am

    It works with these two outfits well but not sure how much scope you've got for other looks

  104. Mead McLean

    February 22, 2011 at 9:30 am

    The red sneakers are PF Flyers Number 5. Maybe an old model…probably canvas.

  105. daydream fool

    February 22, 2011 at 10:06 am

    the second one is cool. I don't like the first one though.

  106. Grete

    February 22, 2011 at 11:08 am

    I hope so! So natural, shows off the shoes.

  107. Melody

    February 22, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Hm very interesting! I can see this becoming a new trend. It is cool because you get too show off your shoes!

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    February 22, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    where i can buy this kind of jeans ??? i want it !!
    Please let me know…

  109. tabsy

    February 22, 2011 at 3:28 pm

  110. Ana Paula

    February 22, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    I love it!!!

  111. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Yes, it's a thing, and you should do it to all your pants today or face ridicule.

  112. glitteringnotes

    February 23, 2011 at 6:02 am

    I always love your pics! Fantastic!

  113. choicesmultiple

    February 23, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Really nice detail, makes one casual outfit look really cool and different. Really like it.

  114. Praveen

    February 23, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    yup pf flyers on the second pic. you can still get them at……. just not in that color anymore

  115. TheRogue

    February 23, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    I was making zip flips back in 1995/1996. Then others in my school started doing it. I also was the first to do the cut down the back to make you're jeans go over your shoes. Everyone copied that from me as well at school. I like this zip on these skinny pants. Makes a great conversion for spring/summer pants.

  116. Anonymous

    February 23, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    it was definitely a thing a few years back

  117. Anonymous

    February 23, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    I had to do the zip flip as i waded home thru raw sewage after the Christchurch, New Zealand earthquake! So, yes, very practical!!!

  118. Anu

    February 23, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    It will be now that you have brought it up.

  119. Anonymous

    February 25, 2011 at 1:26 am

    Think I'll try this with my pink Chuck Taylors and Green skinny zip cargos…with a tailored coat and a pretty scarf.

  120. Lali Cristina

    February 25, 2011 at 5:19 am

    In my case it has always being a thing! I'm too tiny and I love zipper pants! so there is no other option than to flip them up! Probably those are shots of really petite people like me. You see petite people develop very original styles because petite lines are always horrendous so we have no other way around but to adapt tall people's garments in to our tiny world! x

  121. youaremyworld

    February 27, 2011 at 8:22 am

    Oh, I just thought they were getting some air on their ankles or something…a sort of utility or functional aspect to this sort of behavior.

    It helps to be cool.

  122. lionhjerte

    March 4, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    I have a pair. They are awesome cos the way you wear it depends on the mood you are in.

    Cold and astute: Zip it up.
    Nonchalant: Unzip it.
    Hot and bothered: Fold it and Zip it
    Semi formal: Semi zip and allow the folds above shoes.

    Sunny Side Smart Kids as part of Rufus Green did my pair.

  123. John

    March 13, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    I have been looking all over for these. Anyone have a clue? Before i have to ghetto involved w/ the fabric store and my tailor. Thx.

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    March 21, 2011 at 3:46 pm

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    d'ailleurs j'aime beaucoup les looks de rue des gars
    genre preppies loafer et ce genre là!

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