Monday, July 13, 2009

On the Street……American Classics, Paris

We have all seen this type of look before, but rarely done so well. This is all about execution.


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  1. xo

    July 13, 2009 at 10:08 am

    Is that a ribbon strap watch? God is in the details.

  2. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    July 13, 2009 at 10:16 am

    Come to Palm Beach more often, we will show you some fine examples! Great outfit, great look! Jorge from WPB

  3. Anonymous

    July 13, 2009 at 10:19 am

    simple and nice.

  4. zoe

    July 13, 2009 at 10:30 am

    there is something about his position here that is so great, almost like a ballerina! he looks like he is still floating in mid air.

  5. Anonymous

    July 13, 2009 at 10:41 am

    Classic being classic and details are nice too,
    but I wish there were some kind of twist.

  6. Allen - East Hampton

    July 13, 2009 at 10:43 am

    You're right. He looks great.

  7. Anonymous

    July 13, 2009 at 10:58 am


    it certainly is all about execution. most men wear their shorts too big and too long. this man's shorts look good on him because they are fitted (but not tight) and above the knee. this outfit is not sophisticated. is more about being comfortable and looking sharp. as "XO" said above, is all in the details (the strap of his wrist watch somewhat matching his belt). peace. sergio.

  8. Anonymous

    July 13, 2009 at 11:10 am


  9. Thomas E.K.

    July 13, 2009 at 11:21 am

    Great details and I dig the look but like the above poster I would love to see a twist.

  10. Anonymous

    July 13, 2009 at 11:22 am

    Just the style I Love wearing… awesome picture.. and what can we say about those Deck shoes… perfect!

  11. amyw

    July 13, 2009 at 11:40 am

    Perfect, absolutely perfect.

  12. Maria Confer

    July 13, 2009 at 11:42 am

    Love it, this is exactly how my husband dresses!!

  13. margot

    July 13, 2009 at 11:42 am

    It's all on the watch band.

  14. manuel

    July 13, 2009 at 11:50 am

    I feel perfect this man is very correct.
    manuel from spain

  15. kenny

    July 13, 2009 at 11:58 am

    i think it's too matchy! i dislike the stripe watch + stripe belt… it reminds me of a costume.

  16. Jimmy

    July 13, 2009 at 12:02 pm


    Question about going sockless: A guy in high school did that and his feet were stained from his shoes. It looked like his feet were dyed!

    Is that just from low quality leather?

  17. Soren Lorensen

    July 13, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    he is really well dressed but in a quiet sort of humble way.

  18. Gary K.

    July 13, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Good, but a few strikes against this, for me.

    1. The biggest strike against this is that the shorts, but that's my own personal pet peeve coming into play, i.e., I don't like men's shorts.

    2. I might also take issue with the way the sleeves, being rolled rather than folded, detract from the overall clean look of the execution.

    3. And I find that black band on the right wrist a little distracting.

    The good stuff:

    The twists in the photo are the striped watch band and the striped belt (I think they even match) as well as the blue boat shoes.

  19. Anonymous

    July 13, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    Should have seen me today. But my question is: could a girl sport this look as well as a guy does?

  20. its sophisticated

    July 13, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    Hay I know that shoes they are from I know that because I have the same

    haha I´m so happy my shoes are on the satorialist

    love Lars ♥

  21. Anonymous

    July 13, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    Very "DC"

  22. Anonymous

    July 13, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    I love this look.

  23. Anonymous

    July 13, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    she is so beautiful . the boat shoes show off her great legs and her hairstyle is gender-bending. I would like to meet this woman.

  24. nicola ticola

    July 13, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    I like the way he's rolled his sleeves up, and buttoned the shirt to the top.
    The shorts are just the right length and fit.

    Fantastic outfit I say

    nicola xx

  25. Passport Foodie

    July 13, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    I truly wish I could pull that look off. I have tried many times only to fail miserably.

    It's so classic. Reminds me of The Talented Mr. Ripley.

    Passport Foodie

  26. just.a.train

    July 13, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    The glasses and shoes complete this outfit. Love it!

  27. Anonymous

    July 13, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Cool and clean!

  28. green lantern

    July 13, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    Pants are always critiqued by length and fit. These shorts are the PERFECT length and fit!!!! So well done!! Keep the summer outfits coming SART!

  29. jcrew guy in Canada

    July 13, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Great look, the watch I believe is from J.Crew.

  30. Joanne

    July 13, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    I love his look! I especially like his boat shoes! :)

  31. John Danner

    July 13, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    perfect pair of shorts.

  32. Erin

    July 13, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    so true! this is almost piece-for-piece the outfit that I see every single day on the preppy, waspy southern college boys…but none of them wear it with such aplomb. love love love

  33. seawallrunner

    July 13, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    pure prep – love.

  34. noelakadjtambour

    July 13, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    it's unassuming, that's what makes it great

  35. Anonymous

    July 13, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    Looks like a Thom Browne shirt, something about the collar?
    At any rate…His proportions are perfect !

  36. Anonymous

    July 13, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    This outfit is quite common in Singapore…but the most gorgeous item is the shoes!

  37. nancy : The Sway Report

    July 14, 2009 at 12:24 am

    He looks wonderful. No twist needed, at all.

  38. Funtastic Links

    July 14, 2009 at 1:19 am

    I personally don't like it, looks to geeky…

  39. Anonymous

    July 14, 2009 at 1:59 am

    I find this so conservative, but he has done it well, mostly through good fit. The rolled sleeves are as much twist as this guy is gonna give you!

  40. Anonymous

    July 14, 2009 at 2:10 am

    I usually dislike trad looks–they strike me as stuffy and boring. But somehow, this shows it to me in a new way. Maybe the right wrist band adds a little flair? Maybe the way his step seems springy? Maybe plain clothes let his natural handsomeness shine through? Whatever it is, he looks absolutely splendid. And I will consider preppy stuff with more care now!

  41. Anonymous

    July 14, 2009 at 2:46 am

    are boat shoes a little too common nowadays to wear? or is it okay? just wondering. i have a lot of them but everywhere i look, there's a guy wearing boat shoes. just wondering!

  42. Beny Ricardo Sadewo

    July 14, 2009 at 4:16 am

    i Love the Shoes…

  43. Rabii BEN

    July 14, 2009 at 4:47 am

    This is the outfit !!!

    Bravo for the ribbon strap watch touch.

    By the way can anyone help findin any brand that offers the same type of watches…it's been monthes i'm lookin for one.

  44. Sophie, the Barton Girl

    July 14, 2009 at 5:16 am

    Could not agree more!

  45. Sasha

    July 14, 2009 at 6:09 am

    Simply and stylish.

  46. Miiicha

    July 14, 2009 at 8:49 am


  47. wreckedstellar

    July 14, 2009 at 9:14 am

    ah so true. execution is so key. you can have all the right elements but unrolled sleeves could have made this look totally different.

  48. Juliann Wilding

    July 14, 2009 at 10:34 am

    yes, the rolled sleeves are key. i'm glad they are rolled and not neatly folded. his hair is tidy enough that he can have a little bit of casual feeling in there.

    it's a little like how i style my husband – i make him shorts like these but about 3 inches shorter. men have wonderful legs and should show them off far more! i despise giant shorts down to mid-calf on so many north american men.

    the boat shoes are a bit ubiquitous now – my husband has thse but in a brown leather – but i think that's okay, they're still great looking and it's so nice to see a man's bare ankle.

    i know this is an american look, but it's also a little bit british, non?

  49. Anonymous

    July 14, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    love the salt & pepper of his hair….. looks great

  50. Anonymous

    July 14, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    The Shorts are perfect! Can anyone guess the label?

  51. ama

    July 14, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    raybans…? oh no, not again. please.

  52. Anonymous

    July 15, 2009 at 12:50 am

    Is that David Chu?


    July 15, 2009 at 2:59 am

    This is all what Sartorialism about.

  54. Anonymous

    July 15, 2009 at 3:22 am

    i love how well put-together he looks! And he's Asian!!! but he doesn't look like a "typical" Asian!!! love it!!!

  55. Anonymous

    July 15, 2009 at 10:36 am

    I love his look, simply and chic inspired from Cap Cod

  56. Ore,

    July 15, 2009 at 2:56 pm


  57. JR

    July 16, 2009 at 9:23 am

    So, the shoes are, interestingly Rockports. Who would have guessed.

    In response to Jimmmy, yes they do leave a blue stain on your feet, but I don't know if if has to do with the quality of the leather.

    Any insight?

  58. hc

    July 16, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    yes, this look has been all over. my only 2 gripes are a) that deck shoes should always be a bit scuffed, to make one presume they're actually used for its intention rather than just show, and b) since this look has been harped to death, have the patience to add your own twist to it. in this scenario this look is followed to the T, void of any personality, save maybe the black band, which though arguable, isn't enough.

  59. Anonymous

    July 16, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    boat shoes are tired

    i just hope seersucker shirts dont go down wtih them

  60. Hayley

    July 16, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    the shoes pull it all together (;

  61. Michael

    July 17, 2009 at 3:13 am

    Everything else is ok, but the boat shoes? So ubiquitous, so boring, so over.

  62. style inside

    July 17, 2009 at 11:27 am

    everything could be boring but it just isn't, not on him. he does it well, this one.

  63. Anonymous

    July 17, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    He "does it so well" because he's a salt and pepper.

  64. thwany

    July 18, 2009 at 12:25 am

    i'm a sucker for salt & pepper

  65. james

    July 18, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    i like those shoes – sperry? they seem to have a glossy texture. wonder if they're limited edition.

  66. Ai

    July 22, 2009 at 5:07 am

    All of the pieces look suited for him exactly, and the way he arranged them fits perfectly. I especially adore the belt and the slightly loose shirt.

  67. Anonymous

    July 22, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    I'm a little surprised no one mentioned that his watch band cordinated very well with the belt. Nearly the same pattern but not. And the shoes, with thick white strips fro the laces and soles, mimic the same pattern. The thickness of the glasses (not to mention the thick band on the other wrist) brings all teh elements together. I'm not sure if all that is intentional though. I just noticed that is why the picture flows well.

  68. Anonymous

    July 22, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    he looks like every other man with boating shoes, and chino shorts, with a blue pinstripe shirt, and black frames. I'm sick of this look.

  69. Cloud 10 By LV

    July 23, 2009 at 1:41 am

    Wow this is like my quintessential style I dont know where I would be without my boat shoes…I have a pair of Navy Blue Cole Haans and some chestnut brown Sperry's…


  70. Geraldine

    July 26, 2009 at 3:53 am

    oh gosh i really love this

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