1. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 8:29 am

    Looks better on the girl. She looks so effortlessly chic.

  2. sandman_gr

    October 22, 2008 at 8:35 am

    The first one is a slim fit tee, yo ucan find them anywhere in Europe, got a purple one from Zara the other day. The second one is soooo cleverly draped!

  3. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    October 22, 2008 at 8:38 am

    2 key elements to a plain white t-shirt, it has to fit the shoulders (like his does) and it has to be of substantial weight to smooth over chest hair and nipples (like hers doesn’t and I expect we’ll see more postings on that). It is a great look if that all pieces of the outfit are basic, well constructed, and well-fitted. I adore those persols and may have to buy me a pair soon! Jorge from W Palm Beach

  4. Ivy Lane

    October 22, 2008 at 8:41 am

    He wears it much better than she…

  5. The Khaki Crusader

    October 22, 2008 at 8:44 am

    i think the cortina shot was on mens style, no? i love the length of the tee, it ever so subtlely hits the top of the pants. the photo of the girl is great – formal pleated wool trousers with a plain white t – its a great juxtipostion.

  6. Bright Light Warrior Nika Marie

    October 22, 2008 at 8:53 am

    Nice and Fresh

  7. Lillifee from Germany

    October 22, 2008 at 8:53 am

    So sweet this girl…

  8. urbanita

    October 22, 2008 at 8:55 am

    Basic white tee fits everything.

  9. starbahks

    October 22, 2008 at 9:05 am

    ohh her pleats are PERFECT.
    i also love the way her gorgeous bangs are blowing.
    great shot, sart!

  10. *L

    October 22, 2008 at 9:06 am

    white tees rule. always. and. forever.

  11. Ben Schmidt

    October 22, 2008 at 9:19 am

    Is this really tailored or is it just too small for him?

  12. gregorytoddsmith

    October 22, 2008 at 9:21 am

    I don’t think I really like Muscles Magee, on the top. He looks too James Dean-ish. I men’s trousers on the young lady, below, though. It’s cute. Is she wearing a head band?

  13. The Life and Times of a Southern Foody

    October 22, 2008 at 9:23 am


    The T-shirt is always a good choice.

    A great fallback for that day you just want to be comfortable.

  14. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 9:26 am

    In both pictures, the trousers are more remarkable than the tee

  15. Dan in Richmond

    October 22, 2008 at 9:27 am

    My favorite post of the gentleman, who pretty much defines basic accessories here and chooses them in perfect scale. When you wear a watch and carry a phone the watch becomes mainly an accessory and I’ve noticed a lot of people dispensing with them lately, but he knows better- the look needs the watch. Classic. The young woman looks just as classic in her own way. A simple outfit and her freshness is all she needs.

  16. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 9:30 am

    if done stylishly, as both of these are, you don’t look like my dad mowing the lawn. bravo to both.

  17. maggie_hogan

    October 22, 2008 at 9:35 am

    white t-shirt aside (yes, it’s fabulous), i love this girl’s pants!!! of course i am always looking for inspiration for my own personal style, and these are pants that i think even girls without perfect long and skinny barbie legs can wear!
    unless… will a big booty mess them up??
    oh, the laments of a pear-shaped lady…

  18. Dan in Richmond

    October 22, 2008 at 9:36 am

    What is Jorge talking about? She doesn’t have any chest hair!

  19. Iheartfashion

    October 22, 2008 at 9:37 am

    Both worn so well. Love her pleated pants.

  20. MAJoR

    October 22, 2008 at 9:40 am

    No wardrobe should ever be without one of these! Sean John (believe it or not) makes a GREAT version … high quality cotton, slim in the midsection, tapered at the sleeve, and comes three to a pack … im wearing one under my biker jacket now :-)

  21. Alice Olive

    October 22, 2008 at 9:40 am

    She is adorable. Love her trousers. More than her outfit, I love this shot – her hair blowing – perfectly timed.

  22. Sara

    October 22, 2008 at 9:41 am

    The girls outfit is so perfect, love it, black and white and nothing more. Simple and stylish!

  23. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 9:46 am

    i feel like the white tee on the guy is too tight for his age. the woman pulls it off perfectly. they both embody the simplicity and beauty of a white tee.

  24. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 9:51 am

    Your boyfriend’s back and there’s gonna be trouble…

  25. Catherine

    October 22, 2008 at 10:09 am

    The top photo demonstrates that fit is everything. The outfit is exactly what my 83 year old dad wears to the breakfast table. It looks better on this guy. :-)

  26. Laura

    October 22, 2008 at 10:16 am

    He’s hot

  27. XAVS

    October 22, 2008 at 10:18 am

    Well, simple but not spectacular at all…

  28. ropey rockparty

    October 22, 2008 at 10:37 am

    both their outfits are so simple but it’s that sense of confidence they’re exuding that really makes their look. especially the girl. she seems so effortlessly well put-together.


  29. CK Dexter Haven

    October 22, 2008 at 10:37 am

    His looks Too Small, or Dryer-shrunken, not “tailored.” Looks like the ones my father used to have to throw away after too many years of use. Nothing elegant about it. It’s ‘okay’ across the chest, but the arms are too “too,” as if he’s just too vain about his arms. Sorry. I’ve loved just about everything else i’ve seen him in. The pants are great. And, Persols. Why no iPhone, though? What up with that?

    She looks cute, but her shirt is unremarkable.

    I have to strongly disagree with Jorge’s comment above. I see no need to “smooth over” a woman’s nipples…. Nipples good.

  30. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 10:55 am

    Anon said, “In both pictures, the trousers are more remarkable than the tee.”

    I’ve always seen that as the point of wearing a white t-shirt (or a white button-down.) The simplicity allows the other elements of your outfit and you accessories to stand out more. I agree with Dan in Richmond that the watch is a pivotal part of his look. The sunglasses (Persol I believe) serve the same purpose. In both photos they demonstrate an ability to use a classic piece to build a great look. Well done Sart.

  31. Janelle Bentley

    October 22, 2008 at 10:55 am

    I love the simplicity of both outfits, though I wish we could see the girl’s face. She looks like a friend I have yet to meet…

  32. lorenço

    October 22, 2008 at 11:02 am

    the first one is pretty hot. OMFG. someone knows him? ;)

  33. Garth

    October 22, 2008 at 11:07 am

    I once heard the line “the best style accessory is to be fit.” I really think this is true. The reason such a simple look works for that guy is that he is in great shape.

    Style is about looks, and fitness is an integral part of that. We all have different body types that we have to work with, but why not make your style choices more flexible by remembering the above line.

  34. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 11:16 am

    is he rockin the persol or tom ford shades? they look kind of like my tom ford’s but the bridge makes me think they might be persol.

  35. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 11:27 am

    a little blown out, no?

  36. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 11:29 am

    she looks effortless, i think it works. i’m not sure that it’s such a good thing on him… maybe less of the ‘gun show’ and a more of an understated fit on the guy. not diggin it with those pants, is that wrong?

  37. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 11:41 am

    Nothing fresher than a nice t, but I agree that the guy’s is just too tight. On a side note, love the lady’s pants! Yay pleats yay!

  38. tj

    October 22, 2008 at 11:43 am

    I hope this comment is not too racy. What makes the look for the woman is the hint of nipple. It changes the look from sweet to sexy.
    Scott, I apologize if you feel this comment is inappropriate.

  39. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 11:43 am

    A fitted tee is the last thing I need (LOL). But it looks great on him. And she looks adorable!

  40. lux lisbon

    October 22, 2008 at 11:44 am

    That’s odd; just this morning in college I was envying a girl who had on a very similar pair of pinstriped trousers. She kind of resembled the girl in the picture too. Paired with the white T-shirt it looks great – smart and simple but also fresh and interesting.

    I’m not altogether keen on the guy’s outfit, though – just a little too tight IMHO, it comes across as kind of narcissistic rather than effortless.

  41. Emily

    October 22, 2008 at 11:52 am

    Good lord, who knew Mr. Cortina had that body under his fabulous clothes? Thank you, sir!

  42. saray

    October 22, 2008 at 11:58 am

    very clean nice look

  43. beths

    October 22, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Thanks to Jorge, ben schmidt, and ck dexter haven for interrogating the term “tailored” here. Neither shirt looks tailored to me, but they fit all right in the ways their wearers seem to desire. I, too, think a little more nipple coverage would enhance the woman’s look–this look is more for the beach.

  44. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    Anon said, “I’ve always seen that as the point of wearing a white t-shirt (or a white button-down.) The simplicity allows the other elements of your outfit and you accessories to stand out more. I agree with Dan in Richmond that the watch is a pivotal part of his look. The sunglasses (Persol I believe) serve the same purpose. In both photos they demonstrate an ability to use a classic piece to build a great look. Well done Sart.”

    But the whole point of the entry is the tailored tee and not the other pieces of clothing/accesories on them, isn’t it?

  45. Giavanna

    October 22, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    gotta have those pleated pants she’s wearing!

  46. La Flâneuse

    October 22, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    That top look is classic Brando, right down to the slightly high waisted cut of the trousers. For the film version of Streetcar Named Desire they altered a shirt and shrank it to his form before shooting- they did not manufacture fitted tees at the time.

  47. Hadley Gets Crafty

    October 22, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    They look cold… but so cool!

  48. The Storialist

    October 22, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    Her windblown hair is lovely. She makes the pants look adorable.

  49. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    Wake me when this one is over. Yawn.

  50. manuelllla

    October 22, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    ohhh, the girl is so perfect!

  51. black optical

    October 22, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    Yet another person wearing the classic Persol 614 sunglass. I’m going to start referring my clients to this site. The they will see first hand how effortless and cool that particular sunglass is.

  52. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    The beautiful young lady and handsome gentleman are both spectacular looking in their sleek white tees. It’s their very presence that draws me in– not what they’re wearing: You can’t hide behind the stark simplicity of a white tee. Nothing to do with fashion, just pure style and confidence.

    And your composition is awesome sir! Your uncanny ability to capture that one perfect fleeting moment in time that defines the your subject’s style is always inspiring.

    Thanks for sharing,

  53. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    This man is handsome and sexy! Who cares about whether his t-shirt is shrunken or tailoered! WOOF! He ahs style in spades!

  54. HEK

    October 22, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    Adore the girl with the pleated pants! Love how she looks so relaxed and comfortable.

  55. Carine U

    October 22, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    looks so effortless! love the bangs! :)

  56. thwany

    October 22, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    less is more.

    i love it.

  57. Olviya

    October 22, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    i think her PANTS are more interesting))

  58. Pam

    October 22, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    I just LOVE these photos! I really like the simple look and a great fitting white t-shirt is one of my favorite staples!

  59. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    Top photo: George Cortina or Mickey Rourke?

    The girl in the bottom pic is adorable. I love her face and hair!

  60. Giblees Fine Clothing

    October 22, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    Great simple look the bright white give a great look to the outfits.

  61. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    Does anyone know where to buy pleated trousers like hers?

  62. Anonymous

    October 22, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    maybe there are some jealous guys posting that his shirt is too small?

    maybe…you have a large gut that would make you look like a oompa loompa if you wore something similar?

  63. hans

    October 23, 2008 at 12:12 am

    With the jacket on, I think the look would be more complete… possibly negating the “too tight comments” or what not for the gentleman… For the beautiful woman, I think that the t-shirt is perfect. Nipples in Paris won’t raise anyone’s eyebrows.

  64. Sasm

    October 23, 2008 at 4:48 am

    Hers was lovely. So fresh and so clean. Simple yet elegant.

  65. Sasha

    October 23, 2008 at 6:24 am

    her look: simple; perfect.

  66. nora.maria

    October 23, 2008 at 7:05 am

    really love that clean and fresh look of the girl…she looks so cute and somehow undramatically beautiful.very natural also as her hais looks so healthy and unstyled and i can’t recognise make-up…

  67. Anonymous

    October 23, 2008 at 9:06 am

    Oh my god this guy is sooo hot! Great shape in his 40′s…

  68. lux lisbon

    October 23, 2008 at 10:10 am

    To anonymous, 5:17PM -

    Aw, as soon as I hit ‘Publish’ I knew someone was going to say that! I personally tend to think of narcissism as being a negative attribute applying to one’s whole personality rather than aesthetic vanity, and very different to simply wanting to look good or being into fashion.
    Anyway, it was a harsh choice of wording; I was just trying to imply that I thought it looked overtly self-conscious, but looking back, he does actually look really good – it commands attention, rather than seeking it as I had previously thought.

  69. Anonymous

    October 23, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    i’m dying to know what she had on her feet… Sart?

  70. Anonymous

    October 23, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    Is that the guy you shot ages ago, wearing the polo with high side vents… he was wearing something similar to this photo. It suits him well…

  71. Owen

    October 23, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    I believe those are Persols 714

  72. Royelyn

    October 24, 2008 at 1:11 am

    Im actually rather bored of the white “let me pretend I dont care how I look” tee, specially if you carry your blazer like that. Just simply dull

  73. tnicholas

    October 24, 2008 at 1:14 am

    omg she’s unbelievably hot…

  74. Anonymous

    October 24, 2008 at 1:43 am

    People, People, c’mon! they both look great!

  75. Anonymous

    October 24, 2008 at 4:58 am

    Nipples ? They hardly show. What is this obsession with nipples ?

  76. -h of candid cool

    October 24, 2008 at 7:37 am

    i love her trousers and slouchy tee

  77. Flo

    October 24, 2008 at 8:03 am

    The pants on her are Isabel Marant, I can also tell the shop behind is Isabel marant in Paris.
    My favourite place!!
    Great shots

  78. B.R.

    October 26, 2008 at 11:36 am

    Yet another example that effortless ‘cool’ can be translated flawlessly via a simple white t-shirt.

  79. Anonymous

    October 28, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    Where would I find a t-shirt the same equivalent as this. It is so hard to find a tee these days without some stuppid graphic on it.

  80. amy

    October 28, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    love her look – the hair esp. i want the trousers -any ideas where from? also wondering what kind of shoes she was wearing? suggestions?

  81. Kiyanna

    October 28, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    So effortless! Two of my wardrobe staples- a plain slim-fitting white tee and a loose-fitting black trouser. I am interested to see what shoes she’s wearing though.


  82. Anita

    October 28, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    That man is o so very charming.

  83. Anonymous

    October 28, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    Could his t-shirt be any shorter and tighter?:-) I don’t see anything special about his outfit.
    The girl, on the other hand, looks great. Love her pants.

  84. Anonymous

    October 30, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    i really like the white t-shirt look. you cant beat it with a pair of great raw jeans. classic 50′s america thing.

  85. Isobel Saoirse Dylan

    November 5, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    Simple but cute! :D

  86. Anonymous

    November 6, 2008 at 11:46 am

    Persol 649, Great glasses.

  87. Anonymous

    November 7, 2008 at 6:36 am

    I think she looks a bit dossy.. the white tee looks effortless, but the pants looks nice though

  88. Anonymous

    November 10, 2008 at 9:57 am


  89. noumenal

    December 15, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    proof that the potency of an individual, makes fashion irrelevant…
    to me

  90. Coolsquare

    December 29, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Very stilish t shirt, simple but awesome…
    She needs only a Coolsquare’ s touch !

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