Friday, May 16, 2008

On the Street…Black & White Spring, Manhattan


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  1. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 10:05 am

    he’s lucky he has great legs to show off with the shorts!! I really love the shoes and the white armband things. anybody know what kind of bag that is? it rocks!

  2. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 10:09 am

    great look! love the white straps on the elbows and the hot pants on these hot legs.

    wish i would dare to wear such short shorts ;-)

    definetely something i may try out, soon.

    still: i wonder if it’s warm enough for such shorts isn’t it too hot for these hi-top sneakers … ?

  3. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 10:18 am

    Top photo: Did I wear this in the 80′s? I like the shoes and the girl is lovely but I’m not digging the pants for some reason.

  4. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 10:30 am

    Oh, I dunno – I think it’s just too, too, too . . . . . over the top.

  5. John and Beatrice

    May 16, 2008 at 10:34 am

    We’re wondering how the top look would work on a damsel less blessed with height? It’s likely to stir a Nights of Arabia stampede of camels at the oasis. On this lovely muse, it works. The bottom look? Hmmm. It’s a bit too Vanilla Ice crossing Fifth Avenue. The only thing missing? A mullet perhaps.

  6. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 10:38 am

    I’m into the black/white combo for Spring. First!

  7. Fashion Addict

    May 16, 2008 at 10:41 am

    Reminds me of those ladies that change their shoes before they enter the office…
    (cuter if it was a Sunday afternoon)

  8. tj

    May 16, 2008 at 10:45 am

    He’s rocking the high tops. Flash kicks such as those deserve to be worn with socks. Otherwise his feet will trash the insides of the shoes over time.

  9. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 10:45 am

    WOW. I love it. I like the glare from the cab (a clean one, at that) against the black outfit, and the fact that everyone in the foreground is wearing rather dark colors to make it pop. Secondly, great outfit. He has long lean legs to pull off the look- I would never wear high-tops and certainly not in zebra-on-acid stripe, but it works on him. Dress shirt with elastic sleeve straps (very Helmut Lang), workout shorts and high-tops, concluded with a rather dressy leather briefcase. Perhaps it is because everything fits him so well that the ensemble works. Thanks for a wonderful picture! Jorge from W Palm Beach

  10. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 10:56 am

    Okay…the girl looks great, and I’m obsessed with the guy because he has on supras that nobody can find-with a YSl bag and short shorts…I never see these people on the street!

  11. Liz

    May 16, 2008 at 11:05 am

    oh my. at first i thought, “eh…that’s a plain picture.” BUT, i’m glad i zoomed in b/c the whole thing (bag, shoes, jacket, toned les, white x straps on elbows) almost makes me laugh but then i find myself surprisingly impressed.

    thx for sharing this!

  12. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 11:06 am

    B&W…always a winner. Not too big on men shaving their legs though.

  13. Vesna

    May 16, 2008 at 11:08 am

    The lovely lady totally rocks the high waist pants. Strange proportions, but work very well on her. The second one is just hideous: I hate what this person is wearing, with passion.

  14. tobias

    May 16, 2008 at 11:16 am

    Love the Van Cleef & Arples building in the background!

    The wheels of the car and the bands on his sleeves add so much extra to the photo!

    Oh!and she looks so sweet in those harem pants!A great smile!

  15. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 11:18 am

    that guy really wants to wake me up
    before you go go.

  16. Piper

    May 16, 2008 at 11:20 am

    I want to be in Manhattan! Black and white almost always looks good….and I love the contrast photos, dressier/casual, female/male, front/back.

  17. Corey Hopkins

    May 16, 2008 at 11:23 am

    I love the short running look with the hightops! Perfect for the spring

  18. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 11:25 am

    nice legs. hate shaved legs in men though. anyway, I think he wants to get noticed and he manages to do it ok.

  19. Alice Olive

    May 16, 2008 at 11:41 am

    Love the first shot. Black and white always looks good and I love the proportions here. The high-waisted trousers are perfect with the white tank and the cropped trouser leg shows off her shoes and makes the entire ensemble light for Spring.

  20. Le_Chiffre

    May 16, 2008 at 11:53 am

    wow. the high-waisted pants, somehow, really do look quite smashing on the woman.
    as for the man, he sure has a great set of legs. (rawr). and i guess it helps that van cleef & arpels is in the background, too. *swoons*

  21. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    Now that is a fine pair of legs! The outfit’s good but it’s the legs that get my juices flowing…..

  22. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    Check it out! Styling and sportif. Mierrrde, he looks good!

  23. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    The legs are the best part of the ensemble. But the outfit is good, too.

  24. Carolina Lange

    May 16, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    She looks so sweet!
    And he as amazing legs!

  25. Jean Kallina

    May 16, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    I have to say it too….
    Hes got some damn awesome legs!!

  26. Vanessa

    May 16, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    What’s the deal with men shaving their legs? It is very unapplealing. Please stop it guys.

  27. Anne Corrons

    May 16, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    fabulous legs on Fifth Avenue!

  28. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    Shaved legs. Man. Not a very good look. Since when is hair the enemy? Come on. It looks funny to say the least.

  29. mac

    May 16, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    not feeling his shorts or his shoes. those are the supra sky top shoes and they are the worst thing to happen to skateboarding since lupe fiasco.

    just one mans opinion.

  30. Iheartfashion

    May 16, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    I LOVE B&W for spring (or anytime really)!
    He’s intriguing: the white armband straps (what are they?); the shorts and hi-tops, and the YSL Muse…a truly unique combination.

  31. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    She’s charming– how can anyone not find her so when she’s able to rock those harem pants with such effortless style?

    Not feeling this gentleman’s look– it all comes off too contrived and too self-conscious.


  32. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    Dudes got some chopsticks. He’s “the perfect guy” He’s got it all, so it seems. The jacket reminds me of some stuff Helmut Lang did when he first joined Prada group a ways back. His own label of course. McQueenish now maybe. I know somebody knows, and I must know, so, let me know. What do you mean No. HA!

  33. hannah

    May 16, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    i just bought the exact pants that that women is wearing and i was debating whether or not i should keep them. they’re so hard to wear, and i have to wear them with heels because i’m very petite and they look goofy otherwise. this has inspired me to experiment with them a little more. any other suggestions for how to rock these pants would be much appreciated!!

  34. Style Slicker

    May 16, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    i want his legs!!!!!!

    fab pictures.


  35. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    limited edition supras sold out everywhere…. which he is rocking… underneath perfectly toned and shaved legs, cuffed shorts…. it all seems a little intensively groomed and over the top to me. The garnish on-top of it all is the pose (as if he knows who was behind him at the moment!)
    I mean… I would never want to make personality assessments due to clothes alone, but we have quite a character here…

  36. Sabina

    May 16, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    Nice photos!

  37. An Aesthete's Lament

    May 16, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    His outfit is trying way too hard … I’m all for creativity in one’s wardrobe, but short-shorts, waxed legs, stripey high-tops, three-quarter-length sleeves, and what appears to be a glacĂ©-finish leather manbag just doesn’t cut it for a guy at midday in midtown Manhattan …

  38. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    The second look is very gay-club-camp. Meh.

  39. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    Shaved legs. Hmmmmm
    Not a very good look.
    Unless he has a medical condition that necessitates the use of nair. In which case, i take my comment back.

  40. John D.

    May 16, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    The gentleman’s shorts are a wee bit tight.
    Also, the YSL bag is not unisex from what I know. Of course, there is nothing wrong with appropriating elements from the opposite sex, but it just doesn’t look right. Especially combined with tight tight hot pants and those shoes, for which I have no words to describe.

  41. Georgina from Buenos Aires

    May 16, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    Ladies, what do you think about shaved legs on a man?
    Attractive or repulsive?

  42. Scott W

    May 16, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    Dislike the attitude of the bottom photo, intensely. Those shoes are atrocious and especially untied. Shaved legs on men is a sin.

  43. Nadine

    May 16, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    Fantastic legs. Wow.

  44. Reanna

    May 16, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    I like the high waisted pants, but I have to say this is one look that I think would have been better with flats.

  45. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    I think the girl looks like a shapeless mess. The colours are nice (B&W: not hard to coordinate) but where are her legs in those things?? No calves, no curves, no nothing, just a waistline at the height my grandmother enjoys, with no torso left above the belt. Not a fan.

  46. Specialward

    May 16, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    Great legs there but the whole thing looks too calculated and not natural enough to be pulled off. strategically done hair, the nice bag, the armbands….too much going on here.

  47. Garth

    May 16, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    Ah, the wonder that is high waisted pants on women…can make the most beautiful butt in the world look just awful. It’s amazing, considering just how unflattering they are, that they still exist.

  48. me

    May 16, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    Love the black and white. I like the white straps on the man’s shirt…not really sold on the rest.

  49. Eric

    May 16, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    I am definately not feeling this guy’s look. Short shorts and high tops without socks…that hasn’t looked good since Magic Johnson wore that look with tube socks while winning NBA titles in the 80s! Next time, he should think about sporting the sneaks with some jeans and the shorts with sandals, loafers, low cut sneaks, etc.

  50. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    Many serious athletes, such as cyclists, often shave their legs. Those hot legs probably represent long hours of intense athletic activity. Love the look and the legs, but not the shoes.

  51. Candace

    May 16, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    I simply adore the woman’s high-waisted pants…great look! But um, that guy has better legs than I do! His sneakers are dope however, do not deserve to be paired with some shorts like that.

  52. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    the second photo is definitely in my top ten Sart shots. The look is great, and that NY corner made me swoon. Not to mention, the to die for pants in shot number one. Thanks for making my day!

  53. joy

    May 16, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    RE: Garth “Ah, the wonder that is high waisted pants on women…can make the most beautiful butt in the world look just awful.”

    ….I wasn’t aware that the sole purpose of fashion is to make one’s butt look good. If this were true, every woman in the world would wear nothing but lululemon pants.

    I’m not always fond of this style of pants either, but I think this woman rocks them. They’re just baggy enough that they make a statement without swallowing her whole. I also love the subtle ruffles on the shirt…together with the bare ankles and shoulders, they keep the look very feminine and pretty. I am inspired!!

  54. Erin

    May 16, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    He is so incredibly sexy.
    His outfit is so fun. The sunglasses, turned up collar, armbands (Are those worn over the shirt or sewn to it?), shorts, perfectly fitted shorts with wide cuffs, watch and bracelet combo, and those ridiculous shoes. The groomed shaved legs and facial stubble are a necessary components.

    He looks great.

    My only tiny wish is that the rings on the bag were square.

  55. Anonymous

    May 16, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    the bag is a YSL bag

  56. -h of candid cool

    May 16, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    she looks great. love her belt.

    and im tired of seeing boys with better hair and better legs than me! gosh!!!!

  57. Anonymous

    May 17, 2008 at 12:01 am

    The top she is wearing is “small” and nicely balances the volume of the pants below. I really love how she wears the whole outfit with such ease.

    Competitive cyclists and swimmers will sometimes shave their legs so as to reduce drag. His legs do look like those of a serious athlete. In any case, if I were walking behind him, I would certainly enjoy the view afforded by those shorts. I’m not so keen on the loose tops of those shoes. Imagine how much better he would look with something fitted to the leg.

  58. adervise

    May 17, 2008 at 1:23 am

    that first photo, SO GORGEOUS, what a chic look, such a glamorous but casual feel. She is a model, in my eyes, i wanna look like her, and be happy in Manhattan on a sunny day….

  59. Anonymous

    May 17, 2008 at 2:52 am

    RE: Joy

    While making the female butt look good is not the sole focus of all fashion, making it look vast and shapeless isn’t either.

  60. Anonymous

    May 17, 2008 at 3:38 am

    I am not old enough to remember what the `80 looked like, but without any period reference in my head, I see a hot guy in a very sporty and sexy outfit. For those who are dishing all the criticism above, I guess fashion really is about reminiscence.

  61. Anonymous

    May 17, 2008 at 8:47 am

    Black and white … not feeling it. I’d be so much happier if it were black and pale yellow.

  62. Anonymous

    May 17, 2008 at 9:28 am

    the shoes are supra available at if you want to put up with the most hair-tearing-out level of customer service you can imagine and obv the bag is YSL. great combo on this fine antelope of a gay.

  63. cigalechanta

    May 17, 2008 at 9:44 am

    I hate guys who have better legs than I :)

  64. Anonymous

    May 17, 2008 at 10:29 am

    Ok, the possibility of him being a serious athlete aside and my indiference to shaved legs for men in such a case, i still do not like this getup. Looks a little, I mean, way over the top, contrived, and the shorts are too short for his apparent circumstance.

  65. Baby Jess

    May 17, 2008 at 10:41 am

    i was just in new york city this week! perhaps i missed you? lol

  66. Miss Coryn

    May 17, 2008 at 11:45 am

    I enjoy the woman’s pants…not to fond of the man’s ensemble, however.

  67. Anonymous

    May 17, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    Oooooh a man purse!! Saw alot of those in Tokyo!

  68. Anonymous

    May 17, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    The woman is a fashion editor at W…of course she looks great!!!

  69. Anonymous

    May 17, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    What a great smile on the lady on top. B & W perfection.

  70. Anonymous

    May 17, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    A little harsh are we Mr. or Mrs. Anonymous in between Reanna and Specialward’s comment? There’s nothing messy about this girl. I see plenty of torso above the belt and fyi, calves appear on the backside of one’s legs and this is a full frontal shot, so not quite sure how you know this one’s. That complexion is fabulous and what a sweet smile.

  71. amylola

    May 17, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    Love the guy, love his shaved legs. love the tight shorts. i’m old enough to remember when men wore tight jeans (the early 70s) and you could see their butts – cute, high butts. then all that hip hop baggy stuff took over and i lost my view of those cute butts. this guy brings it back. more! more!

  72. Anonymous

    May 17, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    Shorts – yes.
    Legs – yes.

    Shoes – NO.
    Needs sleek track shoes, or battered shaggin-in-the-sand loafers.

  73. Anonymous

    May 18, 2008 at 3:42 am

    Top image: cute.

    Bottom image: WOW! Find me some smelling salts because I feel faint. I love NY!
    Great ensemble! Striking photo.

  74. Anonymous

    May 18, 2008 at 3:57 am

    Who makes her pants? They are perfect.

  75. Anonymous

    May 18, 2008 at 6:21 am

    I just bought a pair of vintage pants (two days ago!!) that are exactly the same as the ones that girl is wearing. My boyfriend thinks they’re ‘dorky’. The Sartorialist doesn’t. Guess who’s opinion I’m going to go with?

  76. mor'smirror

    May 18, 2008 at 10:45 am

    the girl looks great!!

  77. ikanbilis

    May 18, 2008 at 11:50 am

    the legs looks awesome

  78. Anonymous

    May 18, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    Just wondering, if the “Walk” signal (walking man) is lit, why is no one crossing the sidewalk?

  79. Yetunde

    May 18, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    I cannot wait to go to New York.

  80. Sara

    May 18, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    Wow, I’ve never heard of men with shaved legs. Swedish men are hairy.

    I love her high waist pants! I actually have a pair very much alike in grey.

  81. Violet Harrington Pickles

    May 18, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    No No No ….
    I cannot take such fabulous legs on a man.
    The ensemble gets a resounding no, jealous beast that I am.
    … but love the elastic sleeve bands.

  82. Always In Style

    May 18, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    I love what she’s wearing – very 80s but in a good way. Looks very comfortable and stylish.

  83. Anonymous

    May 18, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    I’m curious what he looks like from the front! Also, in response to the first comment, I think the bag is a Phillip Lim tote.

  84. DARV

    May 18, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    is it me or does he have a YSL muse bag..????

  85. Anonymous

    May 18, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    I LOVE her pants! That’s the kind of silhouette I feel really good in. If you are tall with a small waist but wider hips, this is such a good look–it’s flattering and very comfortable! She looks lovely.

  86. Suzana

    May 19, 2008 at 12:03 am

    I think the photo of the woman wearing the pants would rarely work on most women -maybe a model. I think it works on her because she has this genuine smile, indie, happy go lucky look to her.

  87. Anonymous

    May 19, 2008 at 4:14 am

    Love shoes any socks

  88. beautifulchaos

    May 19, 2008 at 7:41 am

    were are you scott? i miss you and your great pohots…!

    have a nice day

  89. Anonymous

    May 19, 2008 at 8:54 am

    The man’s photo is a bit of gay porn isn’t it? I jhave nothing against that because he does have great legs and I have immense respect for anyone who can be so confident just walking the streets in that kind of look. Look at his stance, he stands like he rules the place, and he didn’t even know that Sart was taking the picture-just the way he is. That’s great.


  90. Anonymous

    May 19, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    i have the same sneakers..and i’m pretty sure i wear the same outfit with them…but i’m a woman. either way, WORK THEM. amazing taste.

  91. Anonymous

    May 20, 2008 at 12:25 am

    It takes great confidence and not to mention great legs to wear short shorts on the streets… You’ll have to pay me a billion bucks to wear one… Love the look! But the shoes… hmmm… it added something waaay beyond expected, so I liked it… and did I mention about the legs?


  92. citizen

    May 20, 2008 at 1:12 am

    Yaye for loose pants – I just bought a pair myself for the summer, and they’re so comfortable!

    Nice kicks on the guy, and nice legs too. Those two things are really helping him pull off the rather short shorts. ;)

  93. Anonymous

    May 20, 2008 at 1:41 am

    I LOVE her pants. she looks great. does anyone know who makes a similar pair??

  94. Anonymous

    May 21, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    i want her pants!!

  95. Suzana

    May 21, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    I am not 100% positive. But after looking at Fall/Winter 2008/09 YSL, it almost looks like a pair from YSL. Or it may be an influenced brand from the YSL collection.

  96. Anonymous

    May 25, 2008 at 10:44 am

    for all the critics on this comment list and others, i wonder what you guys look like? these people in the pictures look great.

  97. Charlotte

    May 25, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    on the top photo, anyone knows where the trousers are from? they’re amazing.. thanks!

  98. Anonymous

    May 26, 2008 at 6:12 am

    The man bag really looks like a bag that I have, the Celine Nautil bag.

  99. pipli

    May 27, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    Yowza!! Nice legs!

  100. Anonymous

    May 29, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    That guy is hot!

  101. Rebecca

    May 31, 2008 at 8:07 am

    I love it!

  102. Anonymous

    May 31, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    I wanna see the front of mr. shorts !

  103. An Aesthete's Lament

    June 3, 2008 at 10:56 am

    Am pretty sure I sat across the aisle from him on the subway this morning. Same bag, same jacket, same legs. Hair is bleached Champagne blond now (a very good dye job, actually). Actually an incredibly handsome guy but WAY too much foundation and powder. (I swear it, though magnificently applied.) He got off the B train at 34th Street.

  104. Anonymous

    August 19, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    I think everything he has on is hott…The Supra Kamakazi's are amazing…The Bag…is so hott…and the look and the confidence he portraits with his sexy shorts and his lovely legs! It is a well executed look!

  105. Anonymous

    January 21, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Love Supra footwear!

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