Thursday, October 19, 2006

New November GQ

I shot the Miller Brothers of Barker Black shoes for the November GQ. Both brothers have great style and often (very often) wear vintage in a way that looks completely modern. In the November issue Derrick gives a few tips on how to shop for vintage clothing.


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  1. Butch

    October 19, 2006 at 8:08 am

    Very handsome! And, though the approaches differ, both complement one another perfectly. Note the short trouser length, which in itself (has anyone mentioned this previously?) harks back to early twentieth-century mens’ style…..

  2. Anonymous

    October 19, 2006 at 10:00 am

    They’re brothers? How sweet.

    The leftie looks a bit “Nutty Professor” what with the glasses ‘n tucked tie. Nice nonetheless.

    The rightie looks polished and the socks are the quirky kicker.

    Being who they are it makes sense that their shoes are so divine.

    Sart, do tell me that Montreal is on your list of places to visit sometime in the future.


  3. sandman_gr

    October 19, 2006 at 10:19 am

    I love the combination of green socks and brown shoes but the tie ruins that for me – it should have been something in green equally vibrant as the shocks maybe or more muted even.

  4. Anonymous

    October 19, 2006 at 10:31 am

    Butch is correct. Early 20th century norm is that you should not have a break in your trouser’s cuff.

  5. garth breaks

    October 19, 2006 at 10:36 am

    It’s the rise of Derrick’s pants that are fantastic to me. Not too many young folks are rocking a cut like that with such success.
    The Miller bros hold it down in a timeless way that’s unmatched in NYC.

  6. Record Baby

    October 19, 2006 at 11:13 am

    I erally adore them… and secretly want to be them. Derrick is by far my favorite of the two… who else can pull of double-pleats?!

  7. Anonymous

    October 19, 2006 at 11:20 am

    Both men are very elegant. Fashion forward, but classic at the same time. I hope the trend spreads.

  8. Just an Observation

    October 19, 2006 at 11:57 am

    This is my kinda dressing …especially the look on the right. ……howver I am personally afraid to wear these “short no break” pants ….given I am over 6 feet I feel like I would look like a clown walking around.
    Anyhow great colors ….and again love it since everything does not have to match.
    thx Sar.

  9. adda

    October 19, 2006 at 12:07 pm

    Please, someone tell me why his tie is tucked into his “pants”?

  10. Anonymous

    October 19, 2006 at 2:27 pm

    Re: Trouser length. Right now it seems to be all about high waists and no breaks. The piece in today’s Times about Thom Browne is a good reference point for this style.

  11. Anonymous

    October 19, 2006 at 3:00 pm

    You mean floods are in style? Cool! I mean, is that cool for real? Weird.

  12. Emily (all images copyright of the artist)

    October 19, 2006 at 3:17 pm

    Each post feeds my addiction to your blog. Pleated trousers can be tricky and the gentleman on the left works them very well.
    On a side note, your blog was motivation for starting a blog of my own (different art: illustration, not fashion). I wish you continued success!

  13. Anonymous

    October 19, 2006 at 3:28 pm

    Look, Ma, no belts! I assume they’re wearing “Daks tops” since I see neither evidence of braces nor their bare knees. The result is a very clean line at the waist, sans belt loops. Notice the proper, forward pleats (left) and the wide turn-ups (right). Very sharp! Bravo!

    Congrats, Mr. Sarto. I wish you continued success.


  14. Philip

    October 19, 2006 at 3:47 pm

    The shorter trouser length is very chic. But, not sure of the lime sock. It’s not yellow, not lime, some shade in between. I read on V.K. Nagrani’s web site colour is the new black.

  15. Abogado de Ropa

    October 19, 2006 at 4:20 pm

    derrick is a cool dude

  16. nightrogue

    October 19, 2006 at 4:42 pm

    love the picture. i have the same or similar pair of barker blacks as derrick has in the picture, but have a hard time finding the right colors to where with them. he does an amazing job here. i love the “burnt acorn” i think they call it with the navy suit.

  17. Style Scout

    October 19, 2006 at 4:51 pm

    Very Classic so approperate for any period in time. Also love the old wall it looks like the one in Little Italy that has been threating to fall over for years.

  18. Anonymous

    October 19, 2006 at 5:24 pm


  19. Anonymous

    October 19, 2006 at 5:31 pm

    Somehow high-waisted pants with pleats don’t look the slightest big Grandpa on them.

  20. Anonymous

    October 19, 2006 at 5:55 pm

    Derrick looks pretty sharp, and obviously is wearing great shoes, but his brother looks a mess! A navy blazer with charcoal slacks is bloody awful, topped off by hideous lime-green socks. Suede loafers are shocking too.

  21. Anonymous

    October 19, 2006 at 6:16 pm

    Dude! the November Issue isn’t out yet! I’m still on the Josh Hartnett cover.

  22. marie

    October 19, 2006 at 6:43 pm

    I like the hint of sock!

  23. Anonymous

    October 19, 2006 at 7:02 pm

    Re: short trouser style – Thom Browne was featured in today’s Thursday Styles. How apropos!

  24. Carissa

    October 19, 2006 at 8:23 pm

    I love the green socks on the man on the right! Its very cute.

  25. vintagent

    October 19, 2006 at 10:38 pm

    There are many ways to rock vintage; Thom Brown has inspired a few 60′s 3-button suit purchases, as let’s face it not many of us will shell out $3500 for one of his! Clearly these gents think so too, as they’ve got the ‘it’ suit look on their own terms. I’m still trying to wrap my head around the PeeWee/mod thing, though…

  26. positively the same dame

    October 19, 2006 at 11:02 pm

    pertinent article in today’s ny times about thom browne.

  27. Gus

    October 20, 2006 at 12:20 am

    I dropped into their store in NOLITA with my daughter and her friend. These guys are total gentleman, stylish and charming. I wish them great success with their “under the radar” detailed line of shoes.

  28. Anonymous

    October 20, 2006 at 1:56 pm

    The apartment of the one Miller brother and his wife was featured in the October issue of Domino. Great use of a small space.

  29. cervera

    October 20, 2006 at 3:57 pm

    One of them wear a GREEN socks ?

  30. Anonymous

    October 20, 2006 at 4:02 pm

    Well done with the lime green socks and the suede slip-ons!!!!

    Who can say the art of conversation is dead when man can still make a point with the colour of his socks?

    Now decorated,brightly-coloured and argyle socks are worn once again with sombre suits,as a statement of individuality-a statement as loud as the wearer dares!

  31. Anonymous

    October 20, 2006 at 5:04 pm

    Well done,the lime green socks and the chesnut suede slip-ons!!!

    Who can say that the art of conversation is dead when a man can still make a point with the colour of his socks?

    Now decorated,brightly-coloured and argyle socks are worn once again with sombre suits,as a statement of induviduality-a statement as loud as the wearer dares.

  32. Anonymous

    October 21, 2006 at 1:17 am

    i can’t believe the comments i’m reading about green socks and trousers with no break. what is wrong with you people? who says you have to follow rules that socks have to be the same color as your trouser? this makes dressing up boring when one has to follow rules. the ones who break the rules are always the most creative and stylist. all my trousers have no break and you can always see the color of my socks (mostly bright arqyle). i have one word for those of you who detest trousers with no break and green socks “agnelli” as in gianni.

  33. Anonymous

    October 21, 2006 at 7:12 am

    Socks can again be seen!!!!!!

    As long as they are not white!!

  34. Anonymous

    October 23, 2006 at 1:31 pm


  35. Anonymous

    October 24, 2006 at 1:42 am

    there was an article about the man on the left and his fiance/wife and their apartment–it was featured in Domino (either Sept or Oct issues ’06).

  36. Four-in-hand Fred

    November 1, 2006 at 12:06 am

    I’m still not totally in to the “new fit”. However, these guys look great.

  37. biglakestyle

    March 4, 2008 at 6:19 am

    The “new” fit is fun cuz it’s new; it’ll be gone and back again. I am not sure if that is evolution or intelligent design. As to the tie tucked into the pants, it 1) caught your attention as it did mine and 2) is way too obvious for a guy of his(fashion) stature; sorta saying “I really spent lots of time getting dressed but tucked the tie in to prove I am not totally about my clothing”. Or maybe it’s a new style concept like the new fit; time will tell. And we should enjoy ourselves watching.

  38. Victor

    April 9, 2010 at 6:40 pm


    That shoes with that suit (both of them). They're worth a fine.

  39. Anonymous

    July 31, 2010 at 5:56 am

    I'm sorry, I appreciate all the supposed subtle choices from the socks to the tucked in tie that the next viewer does. However, I can not get over how much better the man on the left's outfit would be without the pleat. I despise pleats! they make any man look baggy and aloof. Slim tailored coat, slim tailored non-pleated trouser. period.

  40. JHolla

    August 1, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    I disagree, I think Pleats are fine so as long as the Pant fits. Pleats on Khakis are a double no, these I think are fine.

  41. City of gentlemen

    December 22, 2012 at 2:25 am

    I could never do the high pants, but it looks good on them.

  42. Simone

    November 26, 2013 at 9:30 am

    Only awesome

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