1. diamondsinchampagne

    April 15, 2009 at 9:46 am

    Love it… so old school. Would love one for myself for winter. An over sized knit like this, in this colour would be perfection

  2. Octopus-home

    April 15, 2009 at 9:50 am

    incredible blog , love it .

  3. liana

    April 15, 2009 at 9:52 am

    i love cardies. this one is nice. like maroon. he forgot is socks.


  4. ash

    April 15, 2009 at 9:57 am

    a chunky cardigan is all i’m wearing for outerwear.

  5. Anonymous

    April 15, 2009 at 9:59 am

    Short trousers never looked this cool. A real inspiration.

  6. Jules

    April 15, 2009 at 10:03 am

    haha thats what I wore today a chunky cardi, chambray button up, a tee and jeans; spring is in he air! I love his cardi, perfect color; love the crest.


  7. Jenny

    April 15, 2009 at 10:04 am

    I do love the look, but all I can think about it how cold his ankles must be.


  8. Huxley

    April 15, 2009 at 10:05 am

    What a gent. love the chunky knit and the old well polished shoes. havent quite reconciled myself with the no socks policy though!

  9. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    April 15, 2009 at 10:08 am

    Even though I was forced to wear maroon pants for my catholic school uniform, I like this cardigan and I think he wears it well. Looks great paired with a basic white shirt and a tie. Hopefully these gents will be plentifully compensated for many many years so they never regret buying/altering their pants to such a short inseam. My only beef is the shoes, which are in desperate need of some edge dressing, but perhaps he was going for this look. Great picture! Jorge from WPB

  10. Oni

    April 15, 2009 at 10:27 am

    He forgot his socks and to lower his pants. I guess he was trying to spice it up a bit so it would not look so boring. The cardigan and the shoes are okay, I like the maroon.

  11. Rose

    April 15, 2009 at 10:30 am

    Superbe photo !

  12. Sartorial Vancouver

    April 15, 2009 at 10:35 am

    … a maroon sport coat would have given the right feel of old school prep.

  13. suzanne nelson

    April 15, 2009 at 10:37 am

    Nice look. Lovely photo. I like that he isn’t wearing socks, it’s not an obvious choice, unexpected.

  14. The Clever Pup

    April 15, 2009 at 10:38 am

    Oh, yeah. That looks really great.

  15. Jimmy Porter

    April 15, 2009 at 10:44 am

    The burgundy agains that blue is just divine.

    But shoes and no socks is not ok.

  16. Michael

    April 15, 2009 at 10:47 am

    When did this year’s memo about the no-socks thing come out? Must have missed it?

  17. Anonymous

    April 15, 2009 at 10:48 am

    I love everything about this look except the lack of socks. All I can focus on are his bare ankles.

  18. fashionpersonality

    April 15, 2009 at 10:56 am

    This is cool.

  19. lo

    April 15, 2009 at 11:10 am

    I N D I S P E N S A B L E


  20. Anonymous

    April 15, 2009 at 11:12 am


  21. Anonymous

    April 15, 2009 at 11:26 am

    I think he looks great (of course the pic is well composed, as always, Sart).

    Playful outfit. He looks very comfortable and relaxed; it’s a “dressy”‘ alternative to a cotton hoody!

  22. Michelle

    April 15, 2009 at 11:34 am

    no socks! ewwww!

  23. The Comet

    April 15, 2009 at 11:37 am

    he looks to be on the verge of flight.. quite pimp..

    xxo HH

  24. Anonymous

    April 15, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    heehee it reminds me of a sweater ron weasly’s (from harry potter…)mother would knit for his christmas! snitch wings and all!
    enough geeky references, as well as making me giggle at my own uncoolness it is actually a very well put together outfit

  25. Daisy

    April 15, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    It does kind of look like a Harry Potter sweater, :)

    This is a beautiful picture. I love the color of the sweater with the forget-me-not blue wall.

  26. Anonymous

    April 15, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    This is it. Although I keep thinking about the blisters he’s getting on his heel or how uncomfortable his feet are! What’s The “R” stand for?

  27. wwdownes

    April 15, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    This works….except bare ankles with Brogues or Oxfords always reminds me of the Great Depression or post war European refugees where for many it was necessary, not the best ideal to reference.Bare ankles with loafers or most other “slip on” footwear is another story.

  28. Gary K.

    April 15, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    I love the colors, and I’m a huge fan of bulky cardigans. The crest ruins for me, though, and I have to admit I don’t get sockless with sweater. Kinda like wearing a parka with sandals.

  29. marchingbandemporium.com

    April 15, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Great cardi with the tie! And I love his striding purposefulness.

    However, leather shoes without socks is like a nail scratched down a chalk board for me. Sorry!

  30. Anonymous

    April 15, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    i love. it wreaks of a boys boarding school 80s socklessness. a muted but laChappelian take on Dead Poet Society

  31. Anonymous

    April 15, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    I own about three of these type of sweaters from Ralph Lauren–they are are best and very stylish. I am not sure about the no socks things though.

  32. Cristiana

    April 15, 2009 at 3:03 pm


  33. Fannah

    April 15, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    Haha this reminds me of Harry Potter.. he’s a plausible Slughorn I believe :p

  34. Xavier

    April 15, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    This guy looks so cool. I love how he isn’t wearing socks.


    April 15, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    This guy looks so much better than most of the jazzed up dudes I see on this blog. He obviously doesn’t have to try so hard to make some sort of LOOK-AT-ME statement(gag!)
    Whoever captured him has a great eye.
    ‘Cardigan man’ is chilled out but still vibe’n with his short pants and sock-free leisure. plus, those shoes are so classic they could never look bad.

  36. Anonymous

    April 15, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    yes…no socks!! what a baller!!

  37. Anonymous

    April 15, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Leather oxfords like that without socks makes me think of blisters and stinky feet…ouch!

  38. Anonymous

    April 15, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    anyone know where to get nice brogues/oxfords in new york? been searching..

  39. Ryan Mulkey

    April 15, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    So cool…


  40. Rita

    April 15, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Awesome! Love his shoes.

  41. James

    April 15, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    I guess I am getting old because I just don’t understand the whole no-socks and short pants thing that so many of you seem to love. Are bare ankles the male version of cleavage?

  42. Anonymous

    April 15, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    love how the touch of blue on his cuff picks up the stunning sky blue backdrop. classy all-around.

  43. indigo warrior

    April 15, 2009 at 9:17 pm


    Oops … no, that’s an R.


  44. Anonymous

    April 15, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Very handsome man. There’s definitely an aura of nostalgia in this style– very prep school, but all grown up, and never contrived. If I had to nick-pick, it’s that binder he’s carrying…

    And that serene shade of blue of the wall is amazing with the burgundy and gold of his cardigan.

    Love this. Thank you Sart.


  45. Starck Mad

    April 15, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Nice Sweater….and nice ‘action shot’ too!

    I don’t think I’ll ever be on board with the sock-less look. Maybe my feet sweat too much :(

  46. Anonymous

    April 15, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    Don't listen to the comments about the "no socks", you look cool and we love you man!
    See you saturday
    K & F

  47. Charlemagne

    April 16, 2009 at 12:20 am

    The “R” stands for Ralph Lauren, what else? I believe that that’s David Eno, head of product knowledge for RL

  48. Anonymous

    April 16, 2009 at 1:17 am

    he’s so trendy

  49. acrossthepond

    April 16, 2009 at 8:02 am

    i’m getting the impression because no socks was cool last year it’s a complete no-no for this year… too bad, can look good.

  50. allie in g'town

    April 16, 2009 at 9:08 am

    All the RL peeps dress fantastic-ly

  51. Giavanna

    April 16, 2009 at 9:16 am

    i am WILD about this look!!!

  52. kathleen

    April 16, 2009 at 9:47 am

    Is anyone besides me thinking “R= Ravenclaw/ Maroon and Gold= Gryffindor/ wings= golden snitch?”

    Either way, I love that he looks like he has been hanging out in the archives at Hogwarts and is late for convocation.

    Absentminded professors make me swoon.

  53. Amra

    April 16, 2009 at 11:58 am

    Cool.. reminds me of harry potter and gryffindor. Haha! =)

  54. Anonymous

    April 16, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    I like his RL look

  55. Anonymous

    April 16, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    very ‘Take Ivy’

    killin. it.

  56. Anonymous

    April 16, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    This guys rules! J. Press with a little sass, and I for all we know he may be wearing loafer socks to avoid those nasty blisters…

  57. Jack Daniel

    April 16, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Wow, I want his cardigan! And sunglasses….

  58. Anonymous

    April 16, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    As always, classic rules. Tweak it a bit to keep it fresh. This clever guy pulls it off perfectly.

  59. Tyler Scaife

    April 16, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    socks the same colour as the lettering on the cardigan would be amazing.


  60. Francis

    April 17, 2009 at 3:48 am

    coooool and so classy!

  61. steph

    April 17, 2009 at 6:09 am

    When did Russell Crowe become part of the Ravenclaw Quidditch team??

  62. Sara Sztander

    April 17, 2009 at 10:22 am

    some socks?

  63. Lily

    April 17, 2009 at 2:42 pm



  64. Anonymous

    April 17, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    he looks like keiffer (spelling?) sutherland. that’s not a bad thing.

  65. ronan the librarian

    April 17, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    i agree with steph at 6.09 i thought it was Russ as well! and the harry potter analogy is spookily true!

  66. Phil Friedman

    April 18, 2009 at 1:39 am

    Nice cardigan ruined by ankle cleavage. Southern gents may skip socks in summer, but you’d better believe the trousers have to fit.

  67. Hafiz Azly

    April 18, 2009 at 3:01 am

    Classic, and comfortable

  68. Jenn

    April 18, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Ronald Weasley! Where is your sweater!

  69. IloveBBQ

    April 21, 2009 at 8:15 am

    We promised you a comment a day!
    For all those wondering Mr D. was wearing socks, ped socks if it really matters!
    Too bad there is no photo of the lady walking behind him cause she rocks too!!

  70. Anonymous

    April 22, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    I'm soooooo tired of the no socks grossness comments. I love the look and pull it off regularly. But, I always, always wear loafer socks from Johnston & Murphy. Perhaps he wears something similar. Cut the guy a break. Also, if you spray your shoes with foot spray and decide not to wear socks – you'll be perfectly fine.

  71. Anonymous

    April 24, 2009 at 2:20 am

    Seriously guys, I think this actually IS Russell Crowe. I’m almost certain

  72. Stefan Kuzmanov

    April 24, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Great shot!

  73. Fashion-Fieber

    April 27, 2009 at 10:15 am

    forgetting your socks seems to in style in NYC? Considering the following pics..;-)

  74. Rei Melody Mai

    May 11, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    totally dig the no-socks and above ankle length trousers. The revealing of bare ankles breaks up the look and breaks it away from complete preppy-ness.