Monday, March 26, 2012

On the Street….A Good Coat – Two Years Apart, New York & Paris

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  1. Natasha Fatah

    March 26, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    You must have an exceptionally strong memory to remember your images from two years ago. Nice to see the contrast, especially that the same coat was worn by a man and a woman.


    • Simone Fraser

      November 24, 2013 at 9:27 pm

      It’s a flipping beautiful coat. Many winter coats, jackets and cardigans are suitable for men and women, as well as being classic. I just bought a Nuur cardigan form Yoox and I adore it!

  2. WOWS

    March 26, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Fur and wool! I love them and use them quite a lot in my winter looks!

    Have a look in my blog.

    ❤♡❤♡❤♡ ❤♡❤♡❤♡

  3. [email protected]

    March 26, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Too funny! You could make up all kinds of stories about this!

    • Simone Fraser

      November 24, 2013 at 9:28 pm

      Both he and she have “styled” themselves gorgeously… Very attractive looks.

  4. Kate

    March 26, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    She is rockin’ it just a little bit harder than he is :)


  5. klisabel

    March 26, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    When a coat is so simple and cool at the same time, it easily becomes an evergreen.

  6. Saint-Tropez Villa Rentals

    March 26, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Love the men’s style, very classy and elegant. Perfect for the weather in Paris. Thanks for sharing this article.

  7. Peter Prato

    March 26, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    What I love about this is that it puts gender and newness aside and emphasizes quality. I also love the idea of a short story about characters that are connected across time and space by way of the clothes they wear.

  8. Name*

    March 26, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Wow what beautiful texture and cut- what is it? Great shots as always.
    Pip x

  9. Kim

    March 26, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    How do I buy this?! I love it.

  10. Valentine

    March 26, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Wow…! That’s great that you could get the exact same coat twice one year apart..!

    Seems like a timeless piece to me !

    Diary Of a Fashion Stylist..!

  11. Taipei Style

    March 26, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    What a coincidence! I like the texture and design of this coat.

  12. Supal {chevrons and éclairs}

    March 26, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Wow! What a great memory you have!!


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  14. Wayde

    March 26, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Wow! What a perfectly unisex coat! I love the effect with the falling snow in the first picture – magical. The coat looks great and masculine on the guy, very refreshing.

  15. CBC

    March 26, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    that’s very funny……

  16. Longstroke

    March 26, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Dude must have some really skinny arms in order to fit in that coat!

  17. sunny

    March 26, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    I do love that it’s the same coat, but what I adore is her style…the handbag, the pretty lipstick, the smile. Is she the one from Paris?

  18. Dasha Gold

    March 26, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Amazing photos! I am your big fan!


  19. suzy

    March 26, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    wow… this just blew my MIND

  20. Minty

    March 26, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Clearly, this is an awesome timeless, unisex coat! But I’m going to go ahead and say I reckon she wore it a little better than he did.

    x Minty

  21. J

    March 26, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    That first photo is so near perfection it’s ridiculous. It makes me smile!

  22. CC

    March 26, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    That’s really amazing….that’s why I love Fall/Winter…the textures..the’s the best seasons to buy!

  23. Alessandra Frega

    March 26, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Fur and biege coat … wonderful combination!!!
    Very, very nice nail polish!

  24. Shira

    March 26, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    An exceptional coat and 2 exceptionally stylish folks – a gorgeous piece (what is it?)! Also proof that good style transcends seasons or years – a classic is a classic. Just lovely.

  25. Brian Tran

    March 26, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    This is a coat from Miu Miu Fall 2009, first look on the runway.


  26. Aster*

    March 26, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous winter shot, with falling snow. She looks happy, with a healthy glow and
    a great coat never really goes out of style. Collars can be changed by covering with updated scarves or other accessories.

  27. Lu

    March 26, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    yeah, that’s a coat i’d keep for a long time. at the risk of sounding childish, that guy is hot!!!

  28. Kyra

    March 26, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    I’ve always been on the border about unisex dressing, but this coat pushes me towards an outstanding yes! Both have a very neutral palette. I don’t have a preference towards more layered up or down, though I do love her furry collar and his casual shades look. A timelessly great coat can’t be upstaged.
    Also good to know that there are other people out there who have a keen memory for what they have seen years previous. I still to this day remember outfits I wore 10+ years ago, or clothing I saw that changed my life.

  29. jaygo

    March 27, 2012 at 12:21 am

    Yes – a good coat should do time travel. Adventurous cut, with imaginative play of edges, and lovely fabric. Maybe you will meet it again in another 2 years.

  30. Alison

    March 27, 2012 at 12:34 am

    And it looks great on both men and women! Best coat ever :)

  31. olena

    March 27, 2012 at 12:47 am

    camel coats are always in trend

  32. White Perla

    March 27, 2012 at 12:59 am

    The first picture is soo nice, the snow gives a special effect:):)

  33. Aga's suitcase

    March 27, 2012 at 1:29 am

    I love the first picture!

  34. Jelena

    March 27, 2012 at 1:38 am

    Beautiful pictures, fantastic unisex coat!:) They both wear it excellent, in their own way… but I might say I prefer this happy girl!:)

  35. Johnny

    March 27, 2012 at 1:39 am

    I really like the coat but I absolutely adore the smile on the girl’s face!

  36. modelovers

    March 27, 2012 at 1:41 am

    OMG I love her complete outfit! My favorite is the coat!

  37. ivan russo

    March 27, 2012 at 1:41 am

    It seems to me that unusual things remain in a trend for ever!

  38. dragon fruit

    March 27, 2012 at 1:45 am

    stunning! i love the layers and vibes : )

  39. Amanda - My Cowlick

    March 27, 2012 at 1:51 am

    You have an amazing memory! Such a versatile jacket.

    Amanda – My Cowlick

  40. Elena GD

    March 27, 2012 at 2:49 am

    Fabulous pics! Love that coat for anyone.

  41. Emma Miranda

    March 27, 2012 at 2:54 am

    Good spot! Love the snow but they both look equally at home in that coat.

  42. Simone

    March 27, 2012 at 2:55 am

    Bella lamaglia di lui

  43. Jane J. Kim

    March 27, 2012 at 3:00 am

    love this coat! Anyone can let me know its brand name or designer?

  44. Coline

    March 27, 2012 at 3:24 am

    Ahh i love this coat!

  45. hannah

    March 27, 2012 at 3:49 am

    i love how you play memory in reality, like a poet

  46. Erica

    March 27, 2012 at 4:36 am

    I love this coat, It fits perfectly women and men!

  47. Nach

    March 27, 2012 at 4:38 am

    I ♥ the boy’s knitwear… and of course, both coats!

  48. Anna

    March 27, 2012 at 4:47 am

    your memory is admirable! but is this a mens or womans coat?

  49. peter

    March 27, 2012 at 4:47 am

    I love the first shot, it’s got everything

    for street style from London check out

  50. Serdane

    March 27, 2012 at 4:55 am

    Am I dreaming or the material of their respective coat are the same ? I love !

  51. Reptilia

    March 27, 2012 at 4:59 am

    hahaha that’s funny! It’s an amazing coat, love it! For man and woman!

  52. Giulia

    March 27, 2012 at 5:13 am

    did you wrote the date somewhere?
    omg they’re wearing the same coat!!!
    really interesting!

  53. Dlight

    March 27, 2012 at 5:19 am

    Indeed the coat is beautiful! The pics are lovely too! As usual!

    Kisses from PAris!

    Dlight from Paris

    La Rue A Du Style

  54. Huliganjetta's fashion

    March 27, 2012 at 5:24 am

    I love to wear my husband’s cloth. I’ll post some photos soon.

  55. La Vie Quotidienne by Sartorialist

    March 27, 2012 at 5:26 am

    INCREDIBLE pics from PARIS…impossible snowing now?????? absolut incredible…I need this coat in amazing colour…i have similar from ZARA in SALEs for 49 Euros =)

    Great job!!!!

    You can check my GRAFFITTI Outfit in:

    La Vie Quotidienne

    XOXO from MUNICH

  56. Laura

    March 27, 2012 at 5:32 am

    Great photos! This coat looks good on both of them!

  57. irene

    March 27, 2012 at 5:50 am

  58. The White List

    March 27, 2012 at 5:52 am

    Love the two similar yet contrasting images. Considering how many images you probably have, it’s impressive that you’ve found (and remembered) these two taken two years apart.

  59. Off Duty Chic

    March 27, 2012 at 5:52 am

    :) Cool coats(s)!

    Visit the shiny new blog

  60. Kirsty {a safe mooring}

    March 27, 2012 at 5:55 am

    I love it when you do posts like this. It really encourages me to invest in quality, versatile pieces that will stand the test of time.

  61. Reem

    March 27, 2012 at 6:20 am

    I loved it on him more than on her

  62. Emma

    March 27, 2012 at 6:24 am

    I love the coat / jumper combo! And I’m also very partial to a beard!

  63. Julia

    March 27, 2012 at 6:26 am

    I like this winter style. Wonderful pictures. Thank you!

  64. esmeralda

    March 27, 2012 at 6:33 am

    I love this unisex coat! It’s cut fits the woman and the man perfectly, looks great on both of them- nice shots xx

  65. Vera Kissinger

    March 27, 2012 at 6:43 am

    I must say this jacket looks just amazing in both photos.. just a very nice looking jacket..

  66. Emma

    March 27, 2012 at 6:55 am

    Super coat. I prefer it on him actually although she looks pretty fab too.
    PS Kyra – drop me a line, I’d love to chat to you about your fashion memories

    Em x

  67. Emanuel I.

    March 27, 2012 at 6:57 am

    How did you find the both pictures similary?
    Did you remembered the first one?Or?
    My respects…

  68. macfer

    March 27, 2012 at 7:35 am

  69. Eva

    March 27, 2012 at 7:45 am

    Great coat. All though I think it is a men’scoat I love it more on her!

  70. beatease

    March 27, 2012 at 7:51 am


    I have that coat, it is MiuMiu, it is sooo nice it will work no matter what. But a man with my coat? no way! :)

  71. Cohiba

    March 27, 2012 at 8:22 am

    Yes, it’s a Miu Miu coat from the fall-winter 2009-2010 collection. It was a great collection.
    This coat – a timeless piece. But I don’t like it at all on a man (it looks weird).

  72. The Look Lover

    March 27, 2012 at 8:47 am

    Very nice these photoes, especially the man’s look! Ciao, Paolo

  73. Simbarashe

    March 27, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Wow. I must say I am … so amazed.

  74. Giulia

    March 27, 2012 at 9:17 am

    I think that when you find THE coat it doesn’t care time passing or fashion’s dictates, it will always be your winter certainty. I feel this with mine!

  75. Leann

    March 27, 2012 at 10:04 am

    That’s awesome!

  76. Stephanie

    March 27, 2012 at 10:07 am

    I’m obsessing over this photo combination…The coat itself is wonderful, and the twin images makes for such an interesting twist! (plus, her ability to wear so many layers and remain so stylishly cool and collected is impressive. I generally feel like a balloon)…

  77. LIZPR

    March 27, 2012 at 10:25 am

    I love how this coat was styled, feminine and masculine. In both images, the coats looks warm, comforting, safe, yet modern, hip, and stylish!

  78. Stephanie

    March 27, 2012 at 10:45 am

    THIS is the type of post that makes me follow this blog so religiously! nice juxtaposition, scott!

  79. Liana

    March 27, 2012 at 11:01 am

    How awesome:) You see the best coats!

  80. Annie

    March 27, 2012 at 11:06 am

    This is why you are so amazing.

  81. koolphoto

    March 27, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Love this coat, anyway…

  82. proletarian Great Gatsbty

    March 27, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Good eye good memory .A coat over time and sex…and i think over age too.

  83. marina miouprincess

    March 27, 2012 at 11:21 am

    cool post,in love with the 1st look!

  84. agnes

    March 27, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    what a coincidence…..
    the coat and your pics are both timeless!!

  85. Closeted Dreamer

    March 27, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    wow you remembered amazing

  86. Blog Desde el Trópico

    March 27, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Loved the firts picture, Beautiful!


  87. Queen Bee of Beverly Hills

    March 27, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    The snow makes it look like a dream. A beautiful, fashion dream. Ahh….

  88. Rosie Pentreath

    March 27, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    I love the idea of transcending time and space with a single symbol; that of a specific item of clothing. Very beautiful images too.

  89. King of Madison Avenue

    March 27, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    His look is so mysterious. Love it

  90. An Maliq

    March 27, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    I like the idea of unisex clothing. But, to my mind, this coat fits the girl better.

  91. monkeyshines

    March 27, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    amazing winter layering!


  92. Blogger

    March 27, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    I love their coat :)

  93. van

    March 27, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Sometimes when I get complimented on my memory, I get defensive over how NOT good my memory is; rather, what I remembered is just so perfectly indelible. Whatever the case for your remembrance, I’m so glad you did because those two images and that one coat … just, fuck. Wow.

  94. ed

    March 27, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    the first thing i notice is the textures in everything that the guy is wearing. the sweater, coat, striped undershirt, and smooth tortoise glasses. i like it a lot.

  95. Karolina Natalia

    March 27, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    i love the layers on first photo and the dynamic of this picture!

  96. april

    March 27, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    i love the easy smile of the lady… its so perfect for the photograph and gives the chillness that added warmth :)

  97. april

    March 27, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    i love the her smile… its perfect for the photo, it gives the chill that certain warmth

  98. tina

    March 27, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    well, he could probably be her bf, and she’s just wearing a “boyfriend’s coat”??
    nvm, just making up stories…

    love both :)

  99. irene garcia

    March 28, 2012 at 12:24 am

    miu miu love it.

  100. Philippe Philippe

    March 28, 2012 at 2:14 am

    love those pictures !!!

    beautiful colors, clothes and people !! .. and great photographer !

  101. Philippe Philippe

    March 28, 2012 at 2:15 am

    Wow, i love those pictures !

    beautiful colors, clothes and people !! .. and a freat photographer !

  102. Gabriela

    March 28, 2012 at 3:08 am

    Wonderful shot! I’ve always thought that the girl’s name is Winona.

  103. Irina

    March 28, 2012 at 4:15 am

  104. Anon

    March 28, 2012 at 8:02 am

    Actually looks like a terrible coat, as far as keeping you warm goes….

  105. Catherine

    March 28, 2012 at 10:33 am

    This made me smile. Gorgeous. Thank you.

  106. Sara

    March 28, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Perfect coat. Great shots. Amazing confluence!

  107. Name*

    March 28, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Does anyone recognize that sweater? I’ve been looking for that knit for years.. it’s perfect.

  108. sweater

    March 28, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    it’s Isabel Marant!

  109. kb in to

    March 28, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    I own that coat!! Wore it today. Bought it last year (for $50!!!) in a Canadian discount store (the Runway section of Winners for those Canadians out there!) – there was no label – but i could tell from the feel of the fabric and the lining that it was well made. Amazing that over a year later this thread tells me its Miu Miu. Happy day! This post made my day and I’m thrilled to be in such chic company!

  110. S.S.

    March 28, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    I would disagree with some and say that the guy is rockin’ a little harder than the girl – mainly because I haven’t seen many guys so well dressed and good looking at the same time! But the first picture is magical! Love all the expressions you catch, each picture is personal but also connects with the audience (and of course, has so much style).

  111. Stephanie

    March 28, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    The first photo is really natural perfection! I’m laughing though at the people complimenting you on your memory. I’m sure your memory is great, but you’ve recently been going through photos for your book and looking for pairings, so I’m guessing this popped up!! :) Either way, cool pair. At first I thought you were trying to show someone in fashion wearing the same coat two years on…(!) :) and I was going to comment that the rest of us in the real world tend to wear our coats for five years or many more, if they are of good quality!

  112. clarity enhanced diamonds

    March 29, 2012 at 7:52 am

    I really love the first coat…. wonderful.

  113. agnes szucs

    March 29, 2012 at 11:30 am

    it’s amazing! and most especially the fact that you did remember it!


  114. fashion blog

    March 29, 2012 at 11:39 am

    These photos are actually making me miss cold weather. The texture of the guy’s jumper underneath the coat looks great!

  115. Tiina

    March 29, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Awesome cut to that coat, and the snap details.

    Your first photo is stunning, the drape of the coat, the elegant girl, her fur collar, and the snow.

    LOVE the man/woman sharing the same coat in your 2 photos.

    Great post M. Sartorialist!

  116. Rob

    March 31, 2012 at 3:37 am

    If I’m not mistaken, that fur bandana scarf is from a handmade collection, by an artisan at The scarves are really rare, and ultra awesome. They sell out as soon as she can produce them. I love both of these images. Honestly, both of these looks are fantastic.

  117. Yana

    March 31, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    what a great shot! her smile i lovely!

  118. Summer Brennan (@summerbrennan)

    April 1, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Love it especially in the first shot!

  119. Tazmin

    April 6, 2012 at 4:41 am

    I wish I could dress like this. It’s so simple, yet sophisticated.

  120. Mazz

    April 6, 2012 at 11:00 am

    I agree with the comment above… I think that fur bandana is an APORTA creation. Luxurious handmade items.

  121. Katherine

    April 9, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    That fur scarf is by APORTA, handmade form vintage coats, definitely a brand worth checking out.

  122. Veronica

    April 13, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Stunning coat. Great texture. When you grow up in a warm area, you never really learn to appreciate outerwear (what a shame). This one’s opened my eyes to the possibilities.

    I’ll be on the hunt for this one.

  123. luciana

    April 17, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    i love the coat

  124. Hugo Wa'

    April 28, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Whats the name of that guy? He looks like me way too much, thats kinda disturbin..

  125. andrew

    May 10, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    anyone know where you can buy this coat?

  126. Laura SK

    May 18, 2012 at 7:41 am

    she looks great! I love the fur scarf

  127. Name*

    May 26, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    The woman has a Jacqueline Kennedy vibe.

  128. Shelby

    June 3, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    I want this coat where can I get this?

  129. Maria

    January 30, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    She looks so gorgeous. I love her outfit from hat to bag. She shows great sense of matching items.

  130. Jonathan

    September 29, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    i love this coat!!! Where can I buy it?!??

  131. Coats and Jackets for Women

    October 30, 2014 at 4:01 am

    Wow! what a awesome textures! just love this coat..Thanks

  132. Womens Fashion Online UK

    January 6, 2015 at 12:52 am

    Absolutely gorgeous winter shot, with falling snow. She looks happy, with a healthy glow and
    a great coat never really goes out of style. Collars can be changed by covering with updated scarves or other accessories.

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