After Milan and Paris, this is a bit of a let-down. Flip flops, tacky shorts, sloppy trying to pass as chic. October in Rome? Naples? If Menstyle.com won’t foot the bill, we’ll start a Friends of the Sartorialist Fund.
Anonymous, I live in Paris and I can assure you that these New York images are more representative of what people are wearing here than Sartorialist’s photos of the people attending fashion shows.
You’d be disappointed if you visited Paris thinking everyone dresses like the buyers at a Paul Smith show – though maybe Milan is like that ;-)
Whether NYC, Paris or London there is a vibrant and imaginative community of youngsters dressing stylishly and inexpensively. Best of all they’re having fun, which is important, it’s only clothes after all. The subjects of these photos are watching soccer in a bar, not exactly where you’d wear your $1000 linen dress.
I think it’s great that Sartorialist pays attention to these people as much as the often overgroomed clothes horses at the shows. After all, the street is where the designers pinch their best ideas!
Rosbif, thank you for the reminder that the photos in Europe were folks attending fashion shows. I forgot about that and started to feel like no one had any casual clothes. Since I am more likely to be hanging with friends watching a game, than shmoozing with fashionitas; these pictures are more to my liking. But eitherway I love this site.
Nobody in the states seems to give a damn about soccer but when Italy won, NY went off the hook.. I think most of it was due to people WANTING others to think they were really “into” it.. It appears to be a trend, like a clothing label.
All these kids want to act as though they’re totally into the World Cup and have a vested interest in it when in fact, they’re clueless. fa
rosbif, I was refering more to the people on the street than the people at the shows. I’ve been to Paris, and I’ve been to Milan. I’ve also been to rural east Texas where the young people wear cut-off jeans, tank-tops, and flip-flops. I think you’re lucky to live a city where a substantial segment of the population dress with style. Respectfully, I differ with your opinion about the NYC photos. It’s just not my cup of tea.
This is a example of the ubercool NY vibe. I like it: it is relaxed and estremely experimental while it feels comfortable. LOVE IT! The girl with the shorts is so freaking sexy! An excelent example of the global village experience. NYC baby! Thanks for the photo experience, wholesome!