Thursday, December 17, 2009

Lunch with Jessica & Jed, Los Angeles

Garance was shooting her friend Jessica yesterday so I hung out with Jessica’s boyfriend Jed.

Jed is a very cool artist with a very cool laidback LA style. I love that big “grandpa-style” cardigan he’s wearing in this shot.

It is always a little sad when you see things you’d love to wear but know that it would never look good on you. A chunky cardigan like his can only be worn well by someone bringing none of their own chunk to the collaboration of man and knitwear. It is a sad truth but I am wiser for knowing it and planning my wardrobe accordingly.


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  1. jilsahnder

    December 17, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Wise words, Scott, wise words. I agree though: there's nothing more depressing than looking at a runway show and realising that not a single thing would look good on a normal-sized person such as oneself…

  2. Jean-Pierre MATTEI , Coco CHANEL 's CHILD

    December 17, 2009 at 4:33 pm


    I find you re so talented !!
    Thanks to You , All the people are so beautiful !!

    Bravo again !


  3. MN SL&E

    December 17, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    I wish I could pull off a pair of alarming red jeans BUT sadly my wife thinks I'm pushing it and I just can't shake this femininity I associate with the colour.

  4. Newell

    December 17, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    "A chunky cardigan like his can only be worn well by someone bringing none of their own chunk to the collaboration of man and knitwear. It is a sad truth but I am wiser for knowing it and planning my wardrobe accordingly."

    Haha …. very well said. A thing many of us have to remember.

  5. Modern Traditionalist

    December 17, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    What a captivating image. Why is he so pensive? What is he thinking? What happened next? Perfect!

  6. Dale

    December 17, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    I love this post, and this photo, because it totally reminds me why I love "chunky" sweaters: he looks so comfortable and cool.

  7. Laura Trevey

    December 17, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    I wonder what he is thinking….

  8. Anonymous

    December 17, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Agreed. A great benefit of paying attention and alas, of growing up is learning what looks good on you.
    Many looks in your blog are specific to their wearers and beware from trying them at home!
    But please keep photographing them as they are a joy to behold…


  9. Ara

    December 17, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    I hear you, brother…

  10. The Photodiarist

    December 17, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    I've met you before . . . you don't have any "chunk" to speak of whatsoever . . . But I credit you for knowing what you feel good in and what looks good on you. Jed is a cutie!

  11. MarcellT

    December 17, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    I don't what it is but beards look great. Depends on who wears it though. Looks good on him, no question bout that!

    Shame I can't grow a decent beard.

  12. syd vicious

    December 17, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    I know what you mean. But I do love the cardigan on him. Great picture.

  13. hannah elizabeth

    December 17, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    i'm eternally hunting for the perfectly worn grandpa style cardigan..

  14. jonfreeze

    December 17, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    i wish I could rock that beard! great style though.

  15. Lolo

    December 17, 2009 at 5:11 pm


  16. Laura Gerencser

    December 17, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    He looks great!!

  17. Anonymous

    December 17, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    first! anf sweet cardie

  18. Sabine

    December 17, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Don't know. The colour and knit seems quite versatile. It might even suit you ;-)

  19. Alicia

    December 17, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    you and me both. :)
    merino and cashmere aren't bad

  20. Anonymous

    December 17, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    VERY nice look. Great shot.

  21. BEEFbud

    December 17, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    lovin' that cardigan

  22. MoreSkinnyDays

    December 17, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    I love the collar. It looks so cozy. The colors of the orange peel, clippers, and cocoa-like bark make this such a beautiful picture.

  23. Elaine

    December 17, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    Huh? I haven't ovserved you looking 'chunky'. Quite the opposite. You look spiffing.

  24. Clueless Jock

    December 17, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    I think larger framed men would look good in a chunky cardigans if the the patterns are vertical and towards the center.

  25. Anonymous

    December 17, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    He's el Che!

  26. g-town audreys

    December 17, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    The orange peel, the secateurs, the simian forehead, the tree bark, the glass of wine…. these elements come together to create a very beautiful image. There is something about this guy.

  27. pcbmacy

    December 17, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    I love this shot and appreciate the photography, but the best part of the whole photo is the remains of the orange…just saying.

  28. Dancing Branflake

    December 17, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    So true about chunky clothing. Cable knit sweaters are not my friend.

  29. CavalierdeNuit

    December 17, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    I really like Jed Lind's work, and his sweater. Is he in the midst of making a sculpture on the table?

  30. Iheartfashion

    December 17, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    Know your limits!

  31. sebastian

    December 17, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Don't sell your self short!

  32. tannaz

    December 17, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    LA shots are so rare here, so it's great to see one, especially one of such an LA guy! Hope to see more of my city's fashion featured here!

  33. veritas

    December 17, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    you could totally pull off that look scott, i thought you actually have already too,well i hope you get some more good shots before you leave!

  34. Anonymous

    December 17, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    "It is always a little sad when you see things you'd love to wear but know that it would never look good on you."

    Amen brother. It's especially sad when you see other girls wearing something you wish you could pull off.

  35. Liliana P.

    December 17, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    very handsome gentleman indeed!


    December 17, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    It wouçd be interesting you to take some pictures of Jed's work, hein?

    The Fashionart Blog,

  37. Anonymous

    December 17, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    What a lovely, lovely shot. Completely unstudied and real. Natural, relaxed, soulful. Thank you.

  38. Hawa

    December 17, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    ah i know your pain…..wearing wide leg pants on a short stature like mine….too clownish it wont work!

  39. UnoCosa

    December 17, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    i believe we can all relate to this fact, for one reason or another, many thing can only be left for admiration rather than duplication or imitation .. nevertheless, i still believe 'never say never" as you never know when a smartly-designed chunky cardi appearing with the perfect length, weight, armholes and silhouette that would be flatter … nice post wiht night thought, xx

  40. Judith Ross

    December 17, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    Nice to know that even someone as handsome as the Sartorialist can't wear everything…. gorgeous guy, gorgeous place.
    Here in Boston it is 15 degrees and windy.

  41. Jonathan

    December 17, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    the simple color scheme and sense of effortless makes the entire look.

  42. Anonymous

    December 17, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Cardigans with shawls are great!!!

    You can dress them down, as in this picture, or you can dress them up. They make you feel and look comfortable, which is key in being a good sartorialist.

  43. Anonymous

    December 17, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    What is his art?

  44. cricket

    December 17, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    The orange the secateurs and the cardie…divine…

  45. Anonymous

    December 17, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    this is what people should think of when they think LA. thick curls, a decent beard, white wine in the park in december, a classic sweater, and fresh fruit next to eucalyptus bark. that's my city.

  46. Anonymous

    December 17, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    I have that problem ALL the time… (see great style, but know I could never pull it off myself!) haha. Oh well.

    I do love that sweater! and in this case, think I could actually pull it off ;)

  47. R4TH

    December 17, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    You handsome devil. Canadians wear shawl collars better.

  48. annaelizabethcraig

    December 17, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    That's a cute shot :)

  49. pink me

    December 17, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    I have got to remember this for next time I need a little sliver of color in my shot – bring along the Felco snips!

  50. Tam

    December 17, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    i like his beard

  51. Anonymous

    December 17, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    I <3 Jed!

  52. Elie's Papel

    December 17, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    LA style is very comfortable and somehow you always look good… I guess when it comes to style you just have to feel good in it and if you do then you look good!!!

  53. Vinda Sonata

    December 17, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    i love that photograph. you're right-the cardigan looks very good on him :)


  54. foxy jo

    December 17, 2009 at 8:43 pm


  55. apparellel

    December 17, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    welcome to los angeles! i can't wait to see your view.

  56. Anonymous

    December 17, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    I lived in Los Angeles for twenty years of my life, and was around quite the creative crowd. Theatre students, musicians, writers, and the like. In all that time, I can't recall seeing such relaxed and spot-on sartorial taste in a man. I'm a big fan of cardigans, but the beard is great.

    Living in the Carolinas now, I see far better innate style in both men and women then I did in LA. Sart, if you have not already been, I suggest visiting Charleston, SC in late spring/early summer (May). It's guaranteed to produce some great shots. No knock on LA, but I've seen far better natural style elsewhere.

  57. caroline

    December 17, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    I thought you would be able to pull it off! Why not just try and give us a gander?

  58. Jacqueline

    December 17, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    I love the cardigan he is wearing too and you are right, only certain men can pull it off =) xoxo

  59. Joshua Wolfe

    December 17, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Hope that's Scotch.

  60. Brigitte

    December 17, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    what? fashionable bearded men? this is madness!
    honestly, i thought only justin timberlake could pull that off
    but im not gonna lie. looks good!
    he kind of looks like a sailor on break. (:

  61. Anonymous

    December 17, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    I disagree with you there.
    Any man can look good in knitwear, and he doesn't have to be "slim" to pull it off.

    This boy is flat-out adorable.

  62. Leandro M

    December 17, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    i couldn't agree more!

  63. jonzak

    December 17, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    very nice "moment in time" snapshot. Brown liquor in frame doesn't hurt either to give a little depth to the moment. Great sweater, great hair, table, it all comes together nicely.

  64. Thomas

    December 17, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    great photo

  65. Style Artisan

    December 17, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    "A chunky cardigan like his can only be worn well by someone bringing none of their own chunk to the collaboration of man and knitwear."

    Best laugh of the day! Thanks!!

  66. Arlenesfelt

    December 17, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Scott, that is such a good point. Sometimes it's just best to admire and appreciate a garment, or a look, and have the wisdom to know that as great as it looks in that moment, it's not for you personally.

  67. Anonymous

    December 17, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    I think I might have that cardigan in grey

  68. Jennifer

    December 17, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    Go Jed!
    On the Sartorialist…haircut looks great!!

  69. erin

    December 17, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    man and cardigan truth so very well said.

  70. triple6

    December 17, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    I need that cardigan. It looks so warm and cozy~

  71. Anonymous

    December 17, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    Scott, I'm afraid I didn't understand your comment. Do you mean you can't wear thick garments because you're overweight ? You certainly don't look it.

  72. zeeandthoseknees

    December 18, 2009 at 12:02 am

    I know what you mean about feeling a little sad when you see something amazing on someone and you know it wouldn't suit you!

    I can't carry off the studs-80's-grunge look quite so well, and kind of wish I could sometimes.

  73. Vitrinen

    December 18, 2009 at 12:31 am

    Fantastic shot, but not a very typical sartorialist moment, is it? I really like it though!

  74. Anonymous

    December 18, 2009 at 12:48 am

    i can't get past how sad he looks

  75. what dia like

    December 18, 2009 at 12:52 am

    so sexy :)

  76. cerealjoe

    December 18, 2009 at 12:58 am

    Perhaps it's the man wearing the cardigan that makes it look good or maybe it's the plain t-shirt underneath!

  77. Lisa

    December 18, 2009 at 12:58 am

    The photo composition is stunningly casual but precise, as the pulled out tee with the sweater.

  78. Nickname unavailable

    December 18, 2009 at 1:19 am

    He needs a fat steak and axe in front of him.

  79. Anonymous

    December 18, 2009 at 3:05 am

    hey, eucalyptus bark!! a neat segue back into the states after leaving australia :-)

  80. Anonymous

    December 18, 2009 at 3:08 am

    Neat photo. Very thoughtful look. I wonder what he's going to make with – is that eucalyptus bark? – and orange peels?

  81. Djordje

    December 18, 2009 at 3:15 am

    Love the grandpa-style beard and his hair is so cool and careless!

  82. lb

    December 18, 2009 at 4:06 am

    Forget the cardigan – I'm appreciating the facial hair!

    Great shot too. The lighting. The orange peel. Tea in hand. Cutters. It's awesome.

  83. openzedoor

    December 18, 2009 at 4:17 am

    That cardigan makes me feel cosy just looking at it.

  84. y.m.

    December 18, 2009 at 4:43 am

    This post for instance is one of the reasons I like this blog!

    your eye (the choice of the people you shoot) and your voice (your comments) show a point of view, a view of the world that injects life to life… I identify with it and enjoy it so much!

    This post is so funny, so real and the comment has made me laugh (…be worn by someone bringing none of their chunk to the collaboration of man and knitwear!…).Wonderful sense of humor.
    Keep on keeping on…

  85. pier andrea

    December 18, 2009 at 4:44 am

    Sart, lovely picture & great looking man but I beg to differ Re: the chunky factor in – as you so aptly put it – the collaboration of man and knitwear.

    just one word: The Dude's cardigan. probably the single most celebrated piece of chunky knitwear on the single best male example of confident chunkiness: Jeff Bridges in The Big Lebowsky.

    I know he can't be matched but – and this is really just a matter of confidence/insouciance – he will always be a great source of inspiration for the rest of us chunktastic people!

    keep it up. ciaofromMilan

  86. Anonymous

    December 18, 2009 at 4:44 am

    Not to sound like a teenage girl, but hell yes!!!

  87. The Man Who Knew Too Much

    December 18, 2009 at 4:48 am

    I really think that this is a beautiful photograph.

  88. Anonymous

    December 18, 2009 at 5:19 am

    Effortless. Great thrown together look.

  89. crimzonite

    December 18, 2009 at 5:42 am

    I'm sorry but over where I live his style is generic to the folk crowd who are inspired by Bon Iver etc.

  90. the gorgeous

    December 18, 2009 at 6:30 am

    ADORING that cardigan!

  91. Anonymous

    December 18, 2009 at 7:43 am

    Have to disagree, Sart. Chunky blokes look great in chunky sweaters; remember Ralph Lauren Vintage Dude in Manhattan in your pic from a couple of years back?. In fact I'd go further and say that slim men shouldn't wear chunky knitwear because it only exaggerates what they don't have.

  92. ralukitsa

    December 18, 2009 at 8:05 am

    I admire the pic more than the style of the gentleman. The picture is great, I love the soft colours and the nice touches of red and orange on the over-all dark colours. really beautiful indeed. Really nice that it has the story of it's own, nice composition.

  93. Maria José

    December 18, 2009 at 8:30 am

    I like the jackey, you have reason there are some clothes that you don't know how to dress, I didn't know how to dress pads without to look ridiculous.

  94. Maria José

    December 18, 2009 at 9:05 am

    I like the jackey, you have reason there are some clothes that you don't know how to dress, I didn't know how to dress pads without to look ridiculous.

  95. Anonymous

    December 18, 2009 at 9:08 am

    I like the tree bark, branches and peel the sitter is contemplating. They are beautiful. And I love the sweater too. I have bought 4 in the past year…..

  96. RHW

    December 18, 2009 at 9:11 am

    Great, great look. Reminds me of Jason Patrick in Rush.

  97. Pass the Style Plate

    December 18, 2009 at 10:14 am

    how lovely. he's wearing the same sweater i have except in red. except i accidentally shrunk it while washing it :(

  98. Anonymous

    December 18, 2009 at 10:22 am

    What you've said about the chunky cardigan — and so many more oversized pieces — applies to women, too. Sigh…

    Nice shot. Love that Calif. style.

  99. Rujuta

    December 18, 2009 at 10:31 am

    i have to tell you tht its not just ur subjects but the quality of the images tht u click are so awesome. so many of them blog but urs are the best to look at. really the D5 was a smart choice, any plans for the D7?

  100. Fashions By Lozano

    December 18, 2009 at 10:50 am

    Very nice!

  101. Tar

    December 18, 2009 at 11:17 am

    My wife refers to my cardigan as the "Mister Rogers" look.

  102. sarah Dobbs

    December 18, 2009 at 11:30 am

    THere is nothing I love more then a cardi on a man. It's a confident pulled together look. SMASHING! I just purchased a similar one for my husband @ brooklyn industries.

  103. Diva Hopeful

    December 18, 2009 at 11:57 am

    Oh his hair are so cool !
    Amazing picture of serenity !

  104. Emily

    December 18, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    Some people have faces that speak volumes and also, make you wonder what they've experienced in their life. He's got one of those faces. Inspiring, thoughful shot.

  105. Moi Aussi

    December 18, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    Jed who? anyone?

  106. Anonymous

    December 18, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    Humina Humina Humina!!!!

  107. all-in-the-silhouette

    December 18, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    Beautiful shot and thoughtful text.

    I have always loved plain crisp white T's with a navy cardigan. He has lovely hair too…nicely unkempt.

  108. indigo warrior

    December 18, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    So, so true, Sartorialist. To quote a favorite knitting book (Knit So Fine) – Even Barbie looks fat in worsted. Wiser words never said.

  109. Anonymous

    December 18, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Yeah, he looks totally à l'aise. (That's a good thing.)

    It's so great you're in Los Angeles! Show us many pictures.

  110. Anonymous

    December 18, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    I'm actually digging the tree bark and orange peels.

  111. Cari Hislop

    December 18, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    Fantasic photo…love that spot of red and yellow…and the blue shadows on the t-shirt…lovely!

  112. Alice D. Millionaire

    December 18, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    this is probably my very favorite shot i've ever seen on this page. it's just.. great.

  113. Anonymous

    December 18, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    It's the man inside the cardigan. He's enigmatic.
    Maybe he's mad, maybe he's happy, maybe he's uncomfortable … who knows but him.
    He could wear anything and look good because his disposition is unavailable. It draws you in… wanting to know more.

  114. the_eye_collector

    December 18, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    If you see something you like in a store, I think it's always worth trying it on, regardless of what you normally wear or what you think suits you. I've observed many a person defying convention by wearing a style I never would have paired with their body type – some of them on this very blog!

    To the guy who said he wanted to wear red jeans, I say do it! Hell, sometimes you just have to throw caution to the wind and go for it.

  115. Anonymous

    December 18, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Actually, Scott…I'm afraid that theory is inaccurate! :(

    Chunky cable knits are equivalent to a large print/pattern, which larger folk are encouraged to wear. As you know, the scale of the texture makes them seem smaller and more proportionate to their clothing.

  116. Ed Kavishe

    December 18, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    "A chunky cardigan like his can only be worn well by someone bringing none of their own chunk to the collaboration of man and knitwear" enuf said…i think that should be the trend saying for the fall 2010 collections….see you soon on the catwalks…Happy Holidays to you and Garance

  117. Anonymous

    December 19, 2009 at 6:17 am

    Everything I wanted to say about the man and his cardigan + beard has been said by more articulate commenters above, so now I'm just telling you that I really love the triangle made of primary colours (yellowish orange peels, navy blue cardigan, red secateurs) in this picture.

  118. Charlene

    December 19, 2009 at 9:55 am

    love your blog, it is such an inspiration :)

  119. tiltumaria

    December 19, 2009 at 10:39 am

    I totally agree! Love this!

  120. Anonymous

    December 19, 2009 at 10:41 am

    OMG You are Sooooooooo talented! Everyone of these pictures I Love, Love, Love! You are hands down THE BEST STREET FASHION picture take out there. Keep up the Clicks!

  121. kendal croix

    December 19, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    gosh i love sweaters.

  122. Alyssa

    December 19, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    I don't know much about your style, but I'd say you were 'very cool'. The world seems to agree with me.

  123. lark + nightingale

    December 19, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    I particularly like the sort of roughness that this guy exhibits–kind of like a gruffness–in contrast to the more delicate aspect of his cardigan. The beard and the hard wood tables and the metal tools vs. the cardigan and the glass. Really interesting juxtaposition!

  124. .......

    December 19, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    really true!

  125. darlene

    December 20, 2009 at 12:19 am

    His laid back style certainly comes through in this photo. Great shot.

    You're 100% right about how chunky people and chunky knitwear don't mix. Unfortunately It applies to women too–chunky knits made of unusual yarns and colors are among my favorite things but I can't wear them at all.

  126. Anonymous

    December 20, 2009 at 2:07 am

    I love this cardigan. It looks really similar to a cardigan Gap just got in.

  127. Midnight traveller

    December 20, 2009 at 6:07 am

    I think you are right. There are few men who can do a cardigan without making themself looking less man. This guy, he rocks that cardigan.

    PS. I am so jealous that you get to hang out with Garance everyday. I get excited about her every post.

  128. pixie

    December 20, 2009 at 7:58 am

    I think its less about the sweater style and more about if or how you see yourself in it. Many have said here that you'd look good in this style sweater and I agree. But if you don't feel you'd look good in it, 9 chances out of 10 you won't.

    So much of life is about attitude and how we feel.

    Love this photo.

  129. Angus

    December 20, 2009 at 10:03 am

    It's not that chunky. I would say medium to mild chunk for this cardigan.

  130. Baro Lucas

    December 20, 2009 at 12:02 pm


    Follow. ^^

  131. Anonymous

    December 20, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    I disagree that cardigans doesn't look good on everybody: Just choose the right thickness. Even cable cardigans are available in very thin woven fabrics

  132. stylespotterfashionblogger

    December 20, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Jed is hot!!!

  133. ayşelon

    December 20, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    he looks great!!

  134. Lina

    December 20, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    "It is always a little sad when you see things you'd love to wear but know that it would never look good on you."

    I could not have said it better myself. After a very unsuccessful trip to Zara,the first thing I did was come here to see this post. Now I don't feel as bad because I know I'm not alone :)

  135. Le 21ème

    December 21, 2009 at 1:26 am

    He is so handsome!


  136. Enrico

    December 21, 2009 at 4:55 am

    inviable style….!!!

  137. Mens Lambswool Sweaters

    December 21, 2009 at 8:08 am

    Cool look here! Nice but still prefering Gants mens lambswool sweaters and The new range from Reiss London.

  138. manon

    December 21, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    thank you for shooting someone here in LA. i feel like our city has it's own style and some style gems that need to be recognized. perfect shot!

  139. luis_andres

    December 21, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    if theres a chilean…..he looks exactly like Claudia´s boyfriend in "los Ochenta" I dont know the name of the actor.
    i love the look

  140. Lucas Jones

    December 21, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    perfection. the scotch in the afternoon really completes it.

  141. Anonymous

    December 21, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    My husband shaved his beard the morning before I saw this shot due to my itching complaints! Oh how I'm eating my words! Gorgeous look x

  142. Polly

    December 22, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    He looks like a philosopher deep in thought

  143. green lantern

    December 22, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    You are wrong Sart about yourself and the principle! It takes one to be Mature; not simply possess the Stature, to wear certain items of clothing. We are canvasses not mannequins. We adorn ourselves to evoke a mood or an outlook. We are not hangers on which we can only hang the “appropriate” clothing. You and I are quite similar in build and stature. Yes, I indeed will wear huge patterns, horizontal lines, and chunky knits when the mood arises. I follow the principle of “Free your mind and your posterior will follow.” Peace, out.

  144. Anonymous

    December 23, 2009 at 10:46 am

    I love the juxtaposition of the colours — navy between orange and red.

  145. Miel

    December 25, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    well put:)

    would love to see you write more often!

  146. b

    December 26, 2009 at 10:53 am

    Practically every new wanna be hip design label and some that should know better has latched on to this and has the same big "grandpa style" cardigan in their fall 09 lineup. Yawn. I want to see people whose style isn't fed to them.


  147. Anonymous

    December 26, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    I love the nonchalant way that he can wear that cardigan so casually. As you say, not everyone can pull it off, so it is refreshing to see this style when not too much thought has gone into it. fabulous.

  148. Sterling

    December 26, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    what is that stuff on the table for?

  149. Dan

    December 27, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    I respectfully disagree. A handsome, fit man (like those you photograph) can wear absolutely anything and make it look good. A beautiful fit woman (like those in all your pictures) can wear absolutely anything and pull it off. That's why clothes always look wearable on the runway (even the most ridiculous clothes) but end up looking merely ridiculous on the people who buy them. It's the people who either look good or don't. The clothes are irrelevant.

  150. Kiwi

    December 27, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    theres something very surreal about this photo, nice :)

  151. Durango Center for Conscious Living

    December 27, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    "It is always a little sad when you see things you'd love to wear but know that it would never look good on you."

    I beg to differ…

    If you love it wear it. That's the ultimate – enjoying yourself!

  152. Golden Girl Olive

    December 27, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    As a Beachwood Canyon resident, there are many men with this look patrolling my 'hood. Although the grandpa sweater look is quite endearing, I have to agree with you, Scott, not too many can pull it off.


  153. Miss Zuri

    December 27, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    love his style

    miss z

  154. Anonymous

    December 28, 2009 at 3:51 am

    Going to be really upset to know if this was taken in Hollywood or anywhere I might have been and not seen you nor Garance.

  155. Louisa

    December 28, 2009 at 10:47 am

    My partner absolutely refuses to wear cardigans but I hope I will finally manage to persuade him he doesn't look silly!

    We should all learn to knit and make unique things but unfortunately, I'm not very dexterous and I'm rather impatient. Oh well!

  156. Tea with Edith

    December 28, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    It´s good planning the wardrobe after body type.
    I really like his cardi too.

  157. Kat

    December 29, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    what a great style, very unagitated and cool!

  158. Pedro

    December 29, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Oh man, I love this look so much. So my look that I had to go out and get the same exact one, I think…

  159. Indie Mom and the Reluctant Banker

    December 31, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Hi Scott, good post.

    First, I gave my girlfriend your signed book for Christmas which I got when you were in London in September. She thought it was brilliant.

    Second, I think anyone can pull off chunky knit wear in the right combination. I'm seeing it used a lot more liberally in Copenhagen and Stockholm than other places.


    p.s. You should make a visit to Copenhagen

  160. S&C

    January 1, 2010 at 2:02 pm

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  161. Anonymous

    January 3, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    I believe this kind of cardigan can only be worn properly by a bigger/taller fellow. It wouldn't really look good on shorter guys like me and mr. Schuman : )

  162. becca

    January 3, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    I always feel like slouchy clothes are meant for the comfort of the home.. but this gentleman wears it perfectly!

  163. Made by Mariko

    January 5, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    That's my old roomate from university in Montreal! Hi Jed! Hi Jess!

  164. Brandon Jones

    January 13, 2010 at 11:08 pm


    January 15, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Your pictures are GREAT. I can see Jed's personality through your camera. Wonderful weblog, I'm hooked. ;) Keep up the great work!

    Best wishes from the Netherlands, Martine

  166. s.

    January 21, 2010 at 1:58 am

    Yeah, he's rockin' the LA Style but, like so many… even most… of the Hot Dudes in Los Angeles, he's Canadian (and so is Jessica, his hip wife).

  167. Benoit

    February 20, 2010 at 11:41 am

    I love this old cardigan worn with a very basic T-shirt!

    Maybe I'm less demanding than you, but I'd love to wear the same

  168. julian

    October 30, 2012 at 5:12 am

    Beards or stubble paired with chunky knitwear is almost always a good match (as long as youre a guy)

  169. xristina

    December 20, 2012 at 4:21 am

    love his attitude…..

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