Thursday, May 3, 2007

On the Street…..At Glockenbachvierte, Munich

I like how he has taken a pretty basic look and made it pop with a little color from the scarf.


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  1. Mr. Useless

    May 3, 2007 at 3:11 am

    I dig the look. Really. But I guess there isn’t a catchy condescending word for “Mandals” in German.

  2. Lit

    May 3, 2007 at 3:44 am

    Sart, I love your work and your blog, you know I do, but sometimes your scarf fetish (I mean that in a nice way) derails you, this is a case in point: a very average to bad outfit, and the scarf does not elevate it, instead it makes it look more contrived. I know you’ll disagree and try justify it, but come on folks!

  3. The Sartorialist

    May 3, 2007 at 4:10 am

    lets get one thing straight

    I do have a shirt fetish though

  4. sandman_gr

    May 3, 2007 at 4:57 am

    He he Scott… I like the total look but he could have gotten better sandals, these are not looking good, especially compared to that scarf.

  5. sandman_gr

    May 3, 2007 at 5:28 am

    Just a correction, it is written Glockenbachviertel (with an i at the end)!

  6. Anonymous

    May 3, 2007 at 6:24 am

    how do you do that? i think this is the first time i have seen flowers in your background – usually some ultra urban backdrop – & the flowers in the background make that scarf just pop out of the photo. quite amazing.

  7. editor

    May 3, 2007 at 7:17 am

    ah ha, an example of a light weight scarf! this one works in the sunny weather.

  8. Butch

    May 3, 2007 at 7:47 am

    To me, there’s a sartorial collision here: basic, spring-ish sportswear, informal down to the sandals and then….a whoosh of large scarf–an element from another dress approach, and geared for another season, entirely. It makes one wonder what he was thinking.

  9. Anonymous

    May 3, 2007 at 8:34 am

    He looks extra silly with the scarf on an obviously gorgeous day.

  10. Anonymous

    May 3, 2007 at 10:15 am

    When you look at the history of the cravate, there were those points in its development at which the neckwear looked clownish. This is a throw-back to those times. This photo can only be about the scarf, and it looks terrible.

  11. Janvangogh

    May 3, 2007 at 10:42 am

    I was wondering about scarves and warm weather.

  12. Me

    May 3, 2007 at 10:44 am

    Maybe I haven’t undestand it really well…

    Premiering in…WHAT???

  13. Anonymous

    May 3, 2007 at 10:44 am

    And we all know about your thing with girls on bikes…. < grin >

  14. donut

    May 3, 2007 at 11:06 am

    Please don’t use “pop” anymore. Please.

  15. Carolina Lange

    May 3, 2007 at 11:39 am

    He looks really great, and his scrave is so beautiful!

  16. Gudl

    May 3, 2007 at 12:05 pm

    It is called “Glockenbachviertel”

    (you missed the ‘l’ at the end. “Viertel” is a quarter…I thought you might want to know)

  17. Silje

    May 3, 2007 at 1:23 pm

    Excuse me if you have mentioned this before, but are you visiting a lot of countries on your trip overseas? I would love it if you could visit Norway as well. A nice country with nice people!
    Silje (18),
    girl from Norway and a dedicated Sartorialist-reader.

  18. Asian Models Blogger

    May 3, 2007 at 1:36 pm

    I love the mix of spring and summer look on the guy. The sandals are obviously for summer but the scarf is such a spring accessory. I love it. I think it’s fabulous. Best photo from Munich so far.

  19. Asian Models Blogger

    May 3, 2007 at 1:40 pm

    After reading Sart’s “scarf envy”, I have to add this comment.

    The printed cotton scarf (as opposed to the usual cashmere or wool knitted scarf) thing has created quite a debate in NYC recently esp. with the popularity of the black & white checkered Yassir Arafat print that is gaining some attention about fashionistas.

    This scarf looks like a light weight cotton print too.

  20. Anonymous

    May 3, 2007 at 1:54 pm

    This looks like his head was pasted on.

  21. ann

    May 3, 2007 at 2:49 pm

    hi,i’m your fans from china.maybe you would be some surprised but reading your blog really be a part of my life.:)

  22. Anonymous

    May 3, 2007 at 2:51 pm

    if you were traveling in various then-bohemian summer spots such as the Greek Islands around 15-20 years ago, you would have seen a million Yasir Arafat-printed scarves on the scruffy Euro-hippie types. Funny that they are just now being picked up by the fashionistas!

  23. Anonymous

    May 3, 2007 at 2:56 pm

    I second the dismissal of the word “pop”. What would one use as a replacement? “complimentary contrast”? “tonal compliment”?

  24. nana

    May 3, 2007 at 3:11 pm

    Munich is great – but I think it is not really easy to find stylish
    people here… he looks sympathic ;D

  25. WinstonC

    May 3, 2007 at 3:24 pm

    I like the scarf, but hate sandals on men in a metropolis. So wrong. I also think this is more of an end of summer outfit rather than a beginning.

  26. Anonymous

    May 3, 2007 at 4:14 pm

    hey sart. saw u today at götgatan at söder in stockholm. you looked F-A-B. I couldn’t stop staring at you.. kisses/a

  27. Anonymous

    May 3, 2007 at 4:57 pm

    I want those sandals!!

    ps: im a female teen, strange?

  28. Anonymous

    May 3, 2007 at 11:23 pm

    He is a very cute boy, and he has a gentle vibe. Love the scarf, pants, sandals. A free spirit. Sweet. xoxo, Lady

  29. Anonymous

    May 4, 2007 at 12:54 pm

    I like everything but the sandals. Why does the men’s market in sandals offer us such poor choices.

  30. Lucy

    May 4, 2007 at 1:14 pm

    Hey where do all these rules come from? Men shouldn’t wear sandals in metropolitan areas. This is a late summer outfit. Scarves shouldn’t be worn when the sun is shining.

    It looks like the perfect outfit for hanging out in the park on a nice day… isn’t that enough?

  31. Anonymous

    May 4, 2007 at 1:19 pm

    That scarf overpowers the blandness of his outfit. The way the scarf is tied reminds me of a man who rushed away from the dinner table too soon and is still wearing a bib.

  32. Anonymous

    May 4, 2007 at 8:44 pm

    The scarf and sandals throw my eyes off balance. Is this good or bad?

  33. Anonymous

    May 6, 2007 at 2:11 pm

    That large a scarf with such a trim shirt is not a good match.

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