Monday, July 10, 2006

World Cup After Party – p1

It is good to be back in New York!

As I walked around the city Sunday I was amazed at just how many people were watching the World Cup in big crowds at restaurants and bars. I don’t even see crowds like this for a Yankees World Series game (MLB should learn to put World Series games on in the day).

Of course, because it was France vs Italy instead of rioting after the victory, a huge fashion show broke out downtown in Nolita – I just happened to walk right into the middle of it.

Traveling to Milan and Paris it has helped me see New York in a different way and see what we do well. We do ironic well, we do vintage well, and we do “so-bad-it-is-good” well. All of these qualities were on full display yesterday on Spring Street.

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  1. zazie

    July 10, 2006 at 8:27 am

    hi! i just stopped here to say that you`ve got a new fan form bulgaria:) take care and forza adzzurri!:)

  2. argos

    July 10, 2006 at 9:28 am

    Welcome back. We are looking forward to your continued work in NYC and know it will be far richer given your recent trip.

  3. Lou

    July 10, 2006 at 9:32 am

    The young man in the last picture really looks like a young Bob Dylan!

  4. Anonymous

    July 10, 2006 at 9:44 am

    I was in Paris at the same time as you(just got back yesterday)…there were some moments where i thought “This would be the perfect Sartorialist photo!” I was in a laundromat on Rue de Richelieu and a girl was walking out as i walked in a gorgeous dress, hopped on her vintage looking bike, and rode off. And i thougt why the hell don’t i have a camera.

  5. Anonymous

    July 10, 2006 at 10:04 am

    Sartorialist,
    Welcome back and thanks for the all the images you provided us during last couple of weeks. I hope that this country picks up on the World Cup fever.
    I did catch some well dressed people in the stands during the final. I just goes to show you that we can learn a few things from the people across the pond.

    -Roberto

  6. ageez

    July 10, 2006 at 10:22 am

    and it’s good to have you back! :)

    LOVE the fourth photo. both members of that couple look absolutely effortless. i really like the first pic also.

  7. minny

    July 10, 2006 at 12:21 pm

    the first photo just epitomizes summer. looks like a late afternoon sun behind her.

  8. Anonymous

    July 10, 2006 at 2:28 pm

    the first picture is soooo lovely! I’d wear that dress myself :D

  9. iopine

    July 10, 2006 at 2:34 pm

    I loved everyone but the Sienna Miller/Kate Moss clone. Too bad.

  10. sofia

    July 10, 2006 at 2:37 pm

    i was just going to say that the man on the last picture looks like a young bob dylan, which is perfect.

  11. Pavel

    July 10, 2006 at 5:02 pm

    The hipster aesthetic is taking over, ain’t it?

  12. jenny

    July 10, 2006 at 8:07 pm

    “We do ironic well, we do vintage well, and we do ‘so-bad-it-is-good’ well.”

    Very, very true and well-said. I see a lot of that in LA. I always appreciate a bit of tongue-in-cheek, a bit of well-placed tack, when it comes to fashion. It shouldn’t be taken so seriously that it becomes boring.

  13. Anonymous

    July 11, 2006 at 5:38 am

    “We do ironic well, we do vintage well, and we do ‘so-bad-it-is-good’ well.”

    Indeed, however:
    Ironic is a tad overrated these days, isn’t it? We don’t seem to be able to appreciate anything for its true value, is has to have an ironic take on whatever. Oh, aren’t we just so much smarter? Those idiots back in the 70s really though glittery suits and mile wide flares looked gorgeous? Well, of course I wear them, just for the irony…
    When it comes to vintage, London is miles ahead.
    So-bad-it-is-good – of, yes, doesn’t that also fall into the irony category?

    And regarding the inevitable comments on “effortlessness” – why is it a virtue per se not to make an effort? I appreciate that too much effort will often look artificial and contrived but, I guess, many of Scott’s Italian and French “models” made an effort and wouldn’t be too afraid to admit this, and they look just fabulous!

    …but your blog is absolutely stunning …another great effort that pays off nicely …no irony whatsoever in this comment!

  14. Anonymous

    July 11, 2006 at 6:17 am

    Another picture of a white Tee shirt – just to die for. I love how there is individual expression in fashion on the street, but then from a crowd shot from 25 feet – every outfit looks the same!

  15. ageez

    July 11, 2006 at 10:11 am

    anonymous @ 5:38 a.m. -

    quote: I appreciate that too much effort will often look artificial and contrived

    exactly. there’s far too much of that. i always prefer to see someone who’s chosen their clothing well, but doesn’t look like they spent three hours trying on outfits or overthinking what they’re wearing.

    and i think most of the Italians pictured, even more than the French, showcase the charm of making an effort (with stunning results) without looking contrived in any way. a lot of Americans, IMO, don’t come across with such natural ease.

  16. Daniel

    July 11, 2006 at 10:57 am

    Awesome spread of photos there: the first is very ‘Lindsy Lohan’-esque and the final one just screams “ultra cool”.

  17. Anonymous

    July 11, 2006 at 12:33 pm

    “We do ironic well, we do vintage well, and we do “so-bad-it-is-good” well. All of these “

    Thanks for this description, this really helps me understand why the NYC pictures resonate with me much more than Paris. Paris seemed to be “high fashion”, while I am more of the throwback, somewhat ironic.

  18. Anonymous

    July 11, 2006 at 5:55 pm

    The girl in the middle in the green athletic shorts/top and white hat and Roman sandals is dressed to support the Italian team I’m sure!

  19. Betsy

    July 11, 2006 at 11:16 pm

    These last couple of weeks have been filled with such creative and beautiful people of all ages and shapes why feature the skinny users again? Young Bob Dylan my ass.

  20. Anonymous

    July 12, 2006 at 2:04 am

    um, that begs the question…. what do we SUCK at??? what could we improve on, style-wise? i’ll take a guess: timeless fashion/classics.

    but i want you to expound on that, if you have a moment.

  21. Anonymous

    July 14, 2006 at 3:04 am

    Why dont any of these people know how to have a good time? They act like they do, but acting and doin are 2 different subjects altogether. These photos are the perfect reason not to be in NY. Hopefully NYers will have a brighter outlook next year……….

  22. kimber

    August 19, 2006 at 3:27 am

    wow, sorry i know its been said but he does look like bob dylan. did he know you were taking the picture ? If not he looks like a ghost. the girl looks like she hasn’t even noticed him and he’s standing alone.

    He must be a fan,he looks to similar for it to be a coincidence.

    anyway not all girls in NY dress like the last one in the green shorts do they? Or the blonde girl kicking the football, in the blue dress? I live in Brisbane Australia and that is how all the highschool girls dress. I am moving to NY next year and I’ll be dissapointed if i find more of these girls running around!

  23. Yi

    April 18, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    hey! oriental rastafarian.. love that!

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