Tuesday, December 5, 2006

On The Street……26th St. Flea Market, Chelsea


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  1. positive_negative

    December 5, 2006 at 9:51 am

    I’m telling you, the best thing anyone can do for the winter is incorporating vibrant colors into their wardrobe! That orange coat against the moss green is GREAT!!!

  2. Anonymous

    December 5, 2006 at 9:51 am

    The shoes! The shoes! And are those striped socks?

  3. Anonymous

    December 5, 2006 at 9:52 am

    You usually dont see stubbs and wooten for casual winter wear, good and intresting choice

  4. Monsieur

    December 5, 2006 at 9:59 am

    LIKE: Quilted jacket is cute. Great fall colors all around. Great haircut.

    DISLIKE: The shoes are off. They’re more suitable for formal or lounge wear and it doesn’t jive with his country look. He should’ve worn brogues or wellington boots instead.

  5. mls

    December 5, 2006 at 10:00 am

    I like the clementine color jacket!

  6. Leigh

    December 5, 2006 at 10:30 am

    Gosh — I didn’t realize that Chelsea flea market was such a stylin’ place to be

  7. Anonymous

    December 5, 2006 at 11:04 am

    great mix of color and pattern and then he goes too far with the cutesy pumps which may be ok in certain zipcodes for mixing ‘tinis by the fire but not in the morning unless he’s just on his way home from a night at Studio 54.

  8. Anonymous

    December 5, 2006 at 11:12 am

    The shoes: I see this guy in Chelsea almost every weekend and he always has on the same shoes. LOVE the orange jacket though!!

  9. Anonymous

    December 5, 2006 at 11:33 am

    It’s engaging trying to figure out people by their look. This man looks like he is very taken with elegance yet, for the flea market, wants to give it his best country-gentleman spin. It doesn’t quite work for me but I do like how he’s having fun with his style. Good for him!

  10. Anonymous

    December 5, 2006 at 11:43 am

    I don’t see the great thing about this man.

  11. Anonymous

    December 5, 2006 at 12:31 pm

    There’s a lot of color here! But rather be overcome with it (or shy because of it), he seems comfortable.

    Eh, must be the socks.


  12. marie

    December 5, 2006 at 12:36 pm

    Orange is not my color but it works for him.

  13. Butch

    December 5, 2006 at 12:39 pm

    Let’s hear it for layering….and his orange quilted coat; but the embroidered–what to call them?–slip-ons are effete, over-reaching and just plain wrong for cold city streets….

  14. Anonymous

    December 5, 2006 at 12:44 pm

    Sheesh, way too much aristo costumery going on here! The only good thing is the color of the hacking jacket.

  15. Anonymous

    December 5, 2006 at 12:47 pm

    nice, but i feel as if you’ve shot so many of this style already.

  16. Anonymous

    December 5, 2006 at 1:39 pm

    Ridicules, ces chaussures!

  17. Anonymous

    December 5, 2006 at 1:55 pm

    The shoes?!? No, not the shoes,those socks are not striped they are white! yikes!!!

    The man is a cuteheart!

  18. Anonymous

    December 5, 2006 at 2:14 pm

    Nice picture. The signs next to him are a good backdrop.

  19. Victor

    December 5, 2006 at 2:24 pm

    He breaks every rule and I just love it ! Well done !!!

  20. Anonymous

    December 5, 2006 at 2:24 pm

    Sart, I know you’re out on the street, working quickly, so I am continually impressed by the wonderful backdrops you choose for your subjects! They are consistently excellent.

  21. Anonymous

    December 5, 2006 at 2:39 pm

    ooooh, persimmon! this fellow knows what he’s doing — he could so easily have crossed the line into caricature here, but this is masterfully assembled and he wears it well.

  22. Anonymous

    December 5, 2006 at 3:07 pm

    i love the orange jacket and his country look,i do think that a pair of “Belgian”shoes in brown would have been super with his whole outfit……can one still buy Belgian shoes in NYC?

    But i do not see why he can not wear his slippers on the street,if he feels comfortable in them,our feet have to carry us around all day,Bob Geldorf went furthur,and wore a pair of black velvet embroidered slippers,from Trickers in Jermyn Street in London,right across Ethiopia.That elegant style,bearing a monogram,crest or decoration in gold wire,is known as an Albert slipper.The best slippers are made with padded interiors and light leather soles,and they are as loved and cherished by fathers as they are feared by their sons.

  23. Lady Aeval

    December 5, 2006 at 3:20 pm

    It looks like hunting gear in Wisconsin.

  24. Anonymous

    December 5, 2006 at 3:36 pm

    he looks like a soap star.

  25. Anonymous

    December 5, 2006 at 3:38 pm

    The shoes make me cringe. Not sure why.

  26. Anonymous

    December 5, 2006 at 3:54 pm

    HOT!!! A very English look. He must have money to burn to wear those shoes on pavement though!

  27. John

    December 5, 2006 at 4:36 pm

    Knockout….apart from the shoes as many have commented.

  28. tartanscot

    December 5, 2006 at 4:52 pm

    ok folks, I gotta defend “the shoes” . . . . . I own a SHAMEFULLY number of these shoes, a few pairs of Stubbs, but mainly from an amazing shoppe on Jermyn Street in London. They are some of the most durable, comfortable (fully quilted interior) footwear that I have . . . . and, yes, I wear them everyday with jeans/sportcoat or trousers/sweater . . . .

    and as far as “appropriate in some zipcodes” comment goes . . . ummmmmm

    well, let me start that over again . . .
    One of the reasons that I LOVE this site, and the reason that I come back to it everyday . . . is that it’s about STYLE not fashion.

    Fashion is about rules and hemlines and “hot” colours and “must-have” accessories . . .

    Style is about knowing what looks best on you and how you want to world to see you regardless of “the rules” that season . . .

    and don’t think Scott’s recommending that we ALL run out and buy velvet shoes to wear on our weekend errands . . . . but that’s what THIS guy felt like on Saturday . . . .
    so no matter WHAT zipcode you live in . . . .
    be brave with you clothing . . .
    be individual with your appearance . . . .
    and be open minded about other people’s “style” . . . .

    crap . . . . I might trip trying to get down from this soapbox . . . . . yikes . . . .

    calmer now,
    SMW in SF

  29. Anonymous

    December 5, 2006 at 6:06 pm

    Every item by itself is very nice. But, together the look is just too much of an attempt to be a Greenwich antiques dealer. It’s too studied to be fun.

  30. Anonymous

    December 5, 2006 at 9:08 pm

    Is he wearing a Barbour jacket? Didn’t we just see that on a stylish gent a week or so ago in black. Orange is a strong commitment. Good for him! I do agreee though about the shoes. Seems brown suede boots or Chestnut suede wingtips would have been great.

    So enjoy the blog Sart! Thanks for giving us Style nerds a place to chat! My wife just said, “I think you have found your hobby.”

  31. Anonymous

    December 5, 2006 at 11:43 pm

    “I like to hunt in class…at flea markets. I’ve got money (so states my bright safety-orange, I-hunt-quail-at-plantations-jacket), but please antique dealer, give me a bargain on those quaint salt and pepper shakers?”

  32. Anonymous

    December 6, 2006 at 9:57 am

    he’s wearing the traditional native dress of my people – the WASPs, who inhabit the eastern seaboard region of North America – so he seems perfectly normal in attire … except for the footwear.

    those slippers strike a jarringly wrong note – it’s like wearing a turban with a kimono.

  33. Anonymous

    December 6, 2006 at 4:32 pm

    Orange and moss work well together…as for the quilting, with his body type I would avoid it – makes him look heavier than he is.
    The shoes are a bit off – but then he might find them the most comfortable on earth to wear outside. Wonder what he wears when it rains.

  34. Poised over London

    December 7, 2006 at 2:09 am

    Anyone else think the orange stripe in the jacket and the different orange of the Barbour are a bit discordant?

  35. nifor

    December 7, 2006 at 2:14 pm

    too dressed, though i love the orange coat. mama never thought you to remove an item after you’ve dressed up?

  36. Anonymous

    December 8, 2006 at 6:32 am

    Nice colors, but the look appears way contrived to me.
    - JCH

  37. Debbie

    December 11, 2006 at 7:15 pm

    Iconoclast. Love.

  38. Mr.Eliasson III

    January 3, 2007 at 3:01 pm

    Ralph Lauren velvet indoor loafers for outdoor usage. NO NO NO!!!

  39. Anonymous

    March 9, 2007 at 6:36 am


    Being English, I have to say im not very fond of the idea of wearing slippers outdoors but, this look is so outrageously vulgar that it’s gone round the bend and looks good. If you see what i mean?


    ps.he is wearing Church’s slippers ds.

  40. james bruce tancred

    April 4, 2009 at 10:34 am

    Great choice of orange quilted coat, unuaual, but sets off an interesting slightly flung-together look. The green and browns are all good together, but the shoes are silly – a pair of good brogues would have been so much more appropriate.

  41. dcinDC

    August 5, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    OK, once again my words went away before I was done. I wanted to see if I could enlarge the picture to get a better look at the shoes that have some of you so annoyed. They seem to be Belgian loafers (a term I learned only recently) that you can find at Rubinacci in a dazzling array of colors (I’m sure many other places sell them too) and often on the feet of Luca (Rubinacci) himself – a man of unquestionable, dare I say impeccable, taste in clothing (I’m not saying you have to like it).

    Anyway, I was going on about how this must be the most stylish flea market ever, or one that actually has a dress code to get in. Sart has several other pictures of people here who are dressed to kill as the saying goes – making me long for winter and, otherwise, just trying a little harder even tho we have those dreaded triple digit heat indices here in the provincial District of Columbia.

    Oh, I was also intrigued by the English chap’s remark that this guy’s look is so “outrageously vulgar” that it actually looks good. My goodness! How does one even respond? Maybe he’s in a type of faux British wear, but to my eye it doesn’t look that different from what I’ve seen the royals wearing about one or other of their castles – perhaps he considers them vulgar as well. At any rate, I think he exudes confidence, money and style if not maybe a little miffed at being photographed – well then, you could have said “No.” Regardless, considering it was December in New York, he looks incredibly well turned out – we should all do so well. Thanks. dcinDC.

  42. Paul

    October 13, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    I know this guy he used to be the creative director at Paul smith.. He still looks fairly cool..

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