Tuesday, December 5, 2006

On The Street……Brown/Metalic, Uptown

The other day I did a post about Brow/Black color combo.

Yesterday I saw this young lady and I thought her Brown/Metallic color story was really great.

Also I usually think of a plaid coat as country-ish and more cozy but she gives it a bit of city edge working it back to the silver metallic.


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  1. luvsunflowers

    December 5, 2006 at 8:59 am

    Great look!…but I would have liked to see her face to complete the picture. Did she request anonimity?

  2. The Sartorialist

    December 5, 2006 at 9:19 am


  3. Alice Olive

    December 5, 2006 at 9:36 am

    Wow – she looks fantastic! I love the composition of this photo – looks great as a ‘piece’ of style not being able to see her face. I love her chunky ring too. That coat and the boots are excellent – she has true style!

  4. Anonymous

    December 5, 2006 at 9:39 am

    Scott, I love your blog, but sometimes I find it so depressing. I mean, I think I have an eye for style and I can put myself together (when I’m not having one of those “I’m too cold to think” days), but then I look at your pictures and I read the comments and I just feel so unstylish it keeps me up at night. I wish I were 12 again, putting together my crazy outfits (tartan tights, anyone?). Anyway, thank you for these pieces of inspiration. At the very least, they motivate me to try and find my inner stylist again.

  5. Monsieur

    December 5, 2006 at 10:08 am

    LIKE: Wonderful classic coat. She’s very cosmopolitan and sophisticated. The height of the boots is perfect and lovely accesories.

    DISLIKE: The boots are too bright that they overwhelm the coat. Maybe something a little more subtle or a shade that picks up one of the darker grey lines of the coat.

  6. mighty_isis

    December 5, 2006 at 10:23 am


  7. aimtx

    December 5, 2006 at 10:32 am

    ::applauds wildly:: Well done!!

  8. Anonymous

    December 5, 2006 at 10:46 am

    Great outfit, woman of mystery!

    Frequently I don’t love outfits without much color, but there are enough twists here to make her very stylish.

  9. Anonymous

    December 5, 2006 at 11:09 am

    That is almost a PERFECT shot except for that thing behind her — I first thought it was a shopping bag but whatever it is, I find it distracting and out of place in this otherwise-stunning photo.

  10. Anonymous

    December 5, 2006 at 12:30 pm

    The outfit works cuz the jacket brings it together. What’s silver metallic here? The boots?

    The question leads me to ask, Sart, whether it’s possible to have the pictures be even BIGGER when we click on them to enlarge.


    No really…please?

    Seeing the finer details of some outfits (and I know you lovingly point them out to us every so often) would be even more splendorific.


  11. marie

    December 5, 2006 at 12:34 pm

    The metallic boots reminds me of the cartoon “The Jetsons.” Not sure why, but it does. I do love the overall look though.

  12. Another Shade of Grey

    December 5, 2006 at 1:43 pm

    The boots match her buttons.

  13. Anonymous

    December 5, 2006 at 1:59 pm

    Beautiful trench coat, I love the plaid wool style and yes you are right about the boots, they add the zipp!

    Aren’t there more dressed up people out in the city now close to year’s end and holidays?

  14. Anonymous

    December 5, 2006 at 2:04 pm

    I love the color of the boots against the gray on the ground and in the back

  15. Anonymous

    December 5, 2006 at 2:12 pm

    the colors of the coat are wonderful — such a wonderful shade of brown, accented by those pewter buttons, which she has emphasized to great effect with the boots and the ring. nice.

  16. Anonymous

    December 5, 2006 at 2:13 pm

    That is a wonderful outfit.

    Metallics are such great neutrals. Sometimes it’s too much but this outfit is not overdone – this outfit is just right.

  17. 39-3

    December 5, 2006 at 3:30 pm

    I love the boots –they make her look like a statue that’s coming to life from head to toe.

  18. Barney P.

    December 5, 2006 at 3:33 pm

    Hey, that’s really great! I love your blog.


  19. Anonymous

    December 5, 2006 at 3:55 pm

    Give her credit for trying something different, but I think a black wool coat with those boots, or brown leather boots with the coat she’s wearing, would have better.

  20. Anonymous

    December 5, 2006 at 4:51 pm

    Sart, Please include larger files to view when we click on them. It can be sometimes difficult to see the photos on small laptops and poor quality monitors.


  21. n.rosa

    December 5, 2006 at 5:30 pm


  22. Q

    December 5, 2006 at 7:33 pm

    This coat is so amazing. I have a similar style in red. But not so much for function, I’m usually freezing once I’m out the door. =

  23. invisible girl

    December 5, 2006 at 8:21 pm

    Love it! The mix of plaid with metallic is something I never would have thought of … now I’ll pull out my metallic cowboy boots and try it …

  24. Anonymous

    December 5, 2006 at 8:24 pm

    i love this it’s subtle version of the futuristic look.

  25. Anonymous

    December 5, 2006 at 9:10 pm

    The reason it works is because the buttons on the coat give off a sheen that is a bit “metallic” looking. It’s subtle, but the outfit does look great.

  26. Tamberk

    December 5, 2006 at 9:25 pm

    Tres chic!

  27. Anonymous

    December 5, 2006 at 9:46 pm

    Love this…she takes tweed to a whole new level.

  28. Jay

    December 6, 2006 at 12:58 am

    I just love her coat! And her chunky ring.

  29. TeMo

    December 6, 2006 at 2:57 am

    I love the country-city-disco-office vibe, she could go anywhere in that outfit!

  30. Rosa Luxembourg

    December 6, 2006 at 8:41 am

    Its funny, the reaction against the bright boots and the colourful patch in the background (whatever it is). They bring to mind the expression “staring yourself blind” .
    Looking to much into a photo will ultimately leave you with less. Outfits are not made for hours of scrutiny, but just for looking at as you interact with the wearer.
    And if you just met this girl, all you would know is that she´s very well dressed. Her presence would make you forget the careful analysis. Had she worn your duller boots, she would have seemed a less interesting.
    As for the bright patch, it is a necessary counterweight to the rest of the picture. All greys makes for a boring picture..

  31. Anonymous

    December 6, 2006 at 12:42 pm

    luv it!!

  32. Anonymous

    December 6, 2006 at 12:43 pm

    Awesome! That’s elegance at its best! Beautiful shot.

  33. Anonymous

    December 6, 2006 at 1:00 pm

    this is one of the most beautiful shots you have taken, sart. absolutely love it.


  34. Anonymous

    December 7, 2006 at 5:51 pm

    this woman looks like eryka badu…her style is unmistakable. perhaps that’s why her face is not shown?

  35. Anonymous

    December 8, 2006 at 12:04 pm

    Those lips look suspiciously like Erykah Badu’s…

  36. Anonymous

    December 8, 2006 at 12:12 pm

    a killing combination. in a good way, of course.

  37. Anonymous

    December 12, 2006 at 11:05 am

    Great Shot! I think it makes the picture a little bit weird without the face… Greetz from Germany, Jan

  38. Anonymous

    December 15, 2006 at 9:15 am

    !!WOW! This rocks. This look is Tina Turner, Pam Grier(sp?) in a trench! This is Shaft all the way and this white girl is LOVING it!

    No wonder she wanted to remain anonymous. She didn’t want to blind us with too much coolality all at once!!

  39. Anonymous

    December 27, 2006 at 2:48 am

    Don’t need to see her face. Hawt.

  40. N'

    December 10, 2012 at 1:06 am

    Like this coat very much!!

  41. N'

    December 10, 2012 at 1:08 am

    Love this coat !!

  42. Ritesh bajaj

    February 5, 2015 at 1:03 am

    Fabulous !
    This long coat is truly lovable. Where from you get this stock.

  43. Shashi k Bansal

    February 5, 2015 at 1:05 am

    Loved this coat!

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