Wednesday, May 20, 2009

On the Street……Denim Pants, Sydney

I love the idea of denim pants – especially if they are as well done as these.


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  1. Matto

    May 20, 2009 at 9:52 am


  2. Angeles Almuna Design

    May 20, 2009 at 9:57 am

    Perfectly done, with a touch of classic!!!!! :)

  3. Lydia

    May 20, 2009 at 9:58 am

    That’s again a sample of successful roll-up))) Perfect balance of light blue and dark blue with the beard matching the colour of the belt and shoes)) I belive his expensive watch gives away his casual look)

    Unfortunately, not a type of man one might often run into in Moscow((

  4. Maegan

    May 20, 2009 at 10:01 am

    such a gorgeous shot. the colors and textures …beautiful.

  5. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    May 20, 2009 at 10:02 am

    This brings to mind Tomas Maier’s Bottega Veneta from a couple of seasons ago, except that his denim pants were not pleated. I think you have to look at what your fabric can do- in this case, denim looks better, or more classic at least, with a flat front. I like this example because everything fits well, and a gorgeous background and lighting. Jorge from WPB

  6. StyleSpy

    May 20, 2009 at 10:02 am

    I would like to buy that man a beer…

  7. Zarna

    May 20, 2009 at 10:05 am

    i love this.

    so effortless and chic.


  8. holly golightly

    May 20, 2009 at 10:09 am

    Oxford St!

    I do like the complimentary colours, though. It’s so well put together – even matching hair. The rolled up jeans just epitomise real Sydney style for me, it’s at the same time fashion conscious, neat and casual.

  9. Mr Brown

    May 20, 2009 at 10:16 am

    Part French dustbin man, part architect, part 40′s test driver.

    All good.

  10. Elfred

    May 20, 2009 at 10:27 am

    That’s mt perfect man.

  11. SCISI

    May 20, 2009 at 10:34 am

    loving the blue and brown:)

  12. Simone

    May 20, 2009 at 10:40 am

    I think I might be in love(something about gingery men in these colors..sigh)

  13. Juan Ignacio Iglesias

    May 20, 2009 at 11:08 am

    Chuck Norris, is that you? :p


    May 20, 2009 at 11:12 am

    so beautiful!!!
    xoxo Fabi

  15. Jerry

    May 20, 2009 at 11:23 am

    Argghh jeans with pleats??

  16. mr. bevans

    May 20, 2009 at 11:24 am

    I appreciate that you’re now going back to writing something along with your pictures.

  17. wizball

    May 20, 2009 at 11:39 am

    nice overall look, a simply can’t get behind pleated denim though.

  18. S.I.Q.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:39 am

    great style!! i love to see men with such nice style!

    -make your own shoes
    -best current model

  19. Anonymous

    May 20, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    Great mix of diff. shades of denim. I like it!!

    Sart, when are you in Helsinki this summer?

  20. Brian

    May 20, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    Reverse pleated denim pants really demand a Members Only jacket and white-framed Cats Eye sunglasses to complete the look…

  21. Gary K.

    May 20, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Not feeling the love for this. Denim pants were popular in the 70s and I never saw one I liked. I don’t like this one either. Maybe I’m too much of a purist, but “denim pants” should mean “jeans,” in my book.

  22. Honeygo Beasley

    May 20, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    Soft macho.

    PS Did you see the Sundance channel showing of Marc Jacobs behind the scenes? It was excellent…the color steps posts reminded me of that show.

  23. diane

    May 20, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Hi Scott, I’ve been away, so I haven’t been commenting lately, please excuse. But I really am so happy to see such a refreshing looking dude. I’d invite him to one of our BBQ’s, he looks nice. xo

  24. Anonymous

    May 20, 2009 at 12:40 pm


  25. Michelle

    May 20, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    Mmm so perfect.

  26. BobKentNoVa

    May 20, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    He appears to be wearing brown wing-tips. If my perception is correct, this totally completes the look.

  27. Anonymous

    May 20, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Know anyone the brand of the jeans?

  28. Anonymous

    May 20, 2009 at 1:17 pm


  29. Samantha

    May 20, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    I love this! I also want to buy this man a beer. (I think he would like a James Squire, perhaps a Golden Ale?)

    I hate the idea of jeans-as-pants but he pulls it off so well. I am impressed!

  30. sspeier

    May 20, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Ah yes, denim PANTS. AKA JEANS?

    just kidding.

  31. Shanice

    May 20, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    Someone give my man my telephone number!

  32. Hanna Persson

    May 20, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    it’s a great idea any day, both confy and stylish at the same time.

  33. Esmoquin room

    May 20, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    I love the classic look with the special touch in the pants. It’s great!


  34. JRD

    May 20, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    I finally landed on here.

    Nice blog.

    Here’s mine:

  35. TMR

    May 20, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    Surely they are trousers, Sart…!

    Great shot – love the light.

  36. Anonymous

    May 20, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    He’s beautiful.

  37. Stefan

    May 20, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Seriously though, what is the cutoff between denim pants and jeans? I see that these are not traditional jeans… is it a fabric-thickness issue? Is it the pleats?

  38. Jazzbuff630

    May 20, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    I would love some trousers like these for “casual Friday”

  39. Dannie

    May 20, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    he looks great…
    sooo simple yet regal

  40. Anonymous

    May 20, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    i love the rolled up hem, and the shop in the background!

  41. TheLibrarian

    May 20, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    He’s like a little slice of Scandinavia in Darlinghurst…


    May 20, 2009 at 6:54 pm


  43. lauren

    May 20, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    yay for Aesop there in the background!!!!

  44. Denimosity

    May 20, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Are those jeans teamed with a pale denim shirt? If so, this is perhaps the only man in history to get away with double denim.


  45. Misha

    May 20, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    The difference between jeans and trousers (for those who protest) is essentially in the construction. The key point is that they are made with a yoke on the rear and will generally have five pockets (the back ones being patch). Also, usually will have the strengthened doubled over seam on the inside leg, and not (as with these trousers) pleats. They do not necessarilly have to be denim though! e.g. corduroy jeans.

    On a side, recently saw a picture of what was described as a Canadian Suit. It was a slim three button denim deconstructed suit, looked great on the guy wearing it (shabby chic beardy kind of look). Anyone else seen these or know where I could get one?

  46. E(ileen)

    May 20, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Oh Paddington, how I love thee. He looks great but I think a big part of it is his hair — ginger, scruffy, and facial hair. If he was dark-haired and clean-cut the look would have been very different, no?

  47. VJB3

    May 21, 2009 at 12:14 am

    Sometimes high end labels make jeans that are just plain ugly. These, however, are exquisite. Good Spot!


  48. Anonymous

    May 21, 2009 at 1:24 am

    Regardless of what people seem to be saying.
    This is a great look because he can pull it off.
    There is absolutely no flaw in his sense of style to achieve this look.
    The brown of the shoes and belt compliment the blues so well! If he were wearing black shoes and such, it wouldn’t have looked half as brilliant as it does.

    Nice spotting dear Sart!

  49. Stratos Bacalis

    May 21, 2009 at 4:18 am

    Love the whole look apart from the roll ups – it killes the chic-ness in it

  50. Anonymous

    May 21, 2009 at 5:58 am

    aren’t denim pants jeans?
    is there a difference?

  51. Gwen

    May 21, 2009 at 7:36 am

    Nice understated look.

  52. Jack Daniel

    May 21, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    It´s all about the belt.

  53. Jim Thompson

    May 21, 2009 at 6:17 pm


    The shot is actually of me.

    The pants are in a lightweight cross hatch denim and are from my label “Three Over One”. The collection is heavily inspired by a working mans wardrobe of the 1930s and 40s. It is available in selected retailers in Australia but I hope to distribute it further in the future.

    Take a look at my website or contact +61-2-9360-3609 for stockist details.



  54. Anonymous

    May 21, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    The pants are too baggy.

  55. Anonymous

    May 22, 2009 at 1:29 am

    I know the look, Jim. Your historical references are timely! Impeccable pants. I’d like to see more Australian men wearing your self aware expression, too! (Both facial and sartorial..)

    Good luck.

  56. Leo

    May 22, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    To Jim Thompson,

    I’m kind of a watch addict, so I was just wondering: What kind of watch are you wearing?

    Appreciate the info

  57. jackhonky

    May 22, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    i personally dislike both pleats and denim pants. yet i appreciate this look on him. The references to the 30′s and 40′s working man are spot on, and the rolled cuffs of the pants and shirt give the right amount of insouciance befitting the historical homage.

    it’s also helps that Jim is easy on the eyes.

  58. Anonymous

    May 23, 2009 at 4:40 am

    Great shot of you Jim!
    You are a man I often have a beer with…and have perfectly personified what Three Over One is all about.
    Well done to my friend, now international hearthrob it seems. SB xx

  59. Clarity

    May 24, 2009 at 4:04 am

    Probably one of the coolest looking people I have ever seen. He looks as laid back as the title character of “The Old Man and The Sea”

  60. Sarah

    May 24, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Denim pants always create a polished-meets-classic casual look. Beautiful shot.

  61. Lucy

    May 25, 2009 at 1:00 am

    Sigh. I just love his stance which goes so well with the clothes – strong, unpretentious, comfortable.

    That is totally porn for smart women (and men with good taste). Thank you.

  62. travelbug

    May 25, 2009 at 2:17 am

    First time the damn roll-up cuffs look masculine.

  63. marcus

    May 25, 2009 at 9:02 am

    hello sartorialists,
    last week i got following email from italy:


    first i didn´t know what does my new client mean. he introduced me to your blog.

    congratulations !

  64. Edward

    May 25, 2009 at 10:47 am

    I am so glad 3/1 caught some attention here Jim. Good work mate.

  65. Ted

    May 25, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    This goes to show that no matter what is in fashion at the moment, pleats or not, baggy or not, if you wear it with confidence it will look great.

  66. Anonymous

    May 26, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    This blog is about style, not fashion, there is an enormous difference.

    Jim, your look is fabulous. Would love to see more of this style. Heads up also to Aesop. I work at the Paris Aesop and wish it were as cool as this Sydney one.

    I’ve got to admit the overall look wouldn’t be as successful were Jim not so adorable with his stance and laid back attitude! Hat off to both Jim and The Sartorialist!

  67. Wedding Cakes Pictures

    August 9, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    a truly manly style, so sexy!

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