Friday, April 10, 2009

On the Street……Fifth Ave., NYC


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  1. Nette

    April 10, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Look how clean the sidewalk is!
    I have been browsing this blog for a while but am more interested in what is behind the subjects than the subjects themselves.

  2. The Clever Pup

    April 10, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    Top firmly planted in January.
    Bottom firmly planted in May.

  3. diane

    April 10, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    I’ll provide the dialog:
    Hi, I’m not from around here, and I was wondering if you could give me directions to my socks.

  4. tartanscot

    April 10, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    excellent. love the layers, and love the bare ankles hinting at the spring season on the way.

  5. Christy

    April 10, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    I love this look — it’s very masculine and would work great on a bike. I think that regular men would actually give this a try, and it is so very sexy!

  6. Anonymous

    April 10, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    Everything together at the same time now.

  7. tcarole

    April 10, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    Did you tell him his snaps were askew?

  8. koumi koumi

    April 10, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    i love his shoes!

  9. nick

    April 10, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    Snazzy. I like it.

  10. suzanne nelson

    April 10, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    Even before i read The Clever Pup’s comment i thought ‘head in Nova Scotia, feet in Nassau’. i’d love to know what he was thinking when he got dressed and i love that it clearly wasn’t what most other people on Fifth Ave were thinking…

  11. Anonymous

    April 10, 2009 at 1:20 pm


  12. Kevin Whorington

    April 10, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    This look is simply amazing, I love it!

  13. Anonymous

    April 10, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    alla junya watanbe

  14. Casey

    April 10, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    I like looks that effectively pull off the “too short” look, but this one goes a little overboard for me. Though I like his use of color (especially the scarf), everything from his pants to his coat up to the outer vest is too much “doesn’t fit” look for me.

  15. Joe Frances

    April 10, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    I am now fairly firm in my aesthetic estimation that the Alden lace-ups suedes and Chukkas are best with jeans and I don’t wear jeans. This photo is an affirmation of that position.

  16. Anonymous

    April 10, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    i like this look for a very casual day out, possibly museum hopping a lunch a friend’s house
    the bare ankles get me to imagine the layers coming off… hat, scarf, vest and going into a backpack and there you have a lovely outfit

  17. Metro Profiles LA

    April 10, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    I like the outfit – especially the splotches of color – workshirt blue, yellow and greens of the scarf, buff boots, with the darker earth tones. Personally, I like socks.

  18. Robert Seda

    April 10, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    I agree — tartanscot

  19. Anonymous

    April 10, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Love the layering. Practical and stylish!!

    The ankles look a bit funny to me, but somehow fit in with the understated individuality of the look!!

  20. issyme

    April 10, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    I don’t mean to pick on this man…it is purely because he is the last one I saw with the trousers rolled up. I am getting a bit tired of the look.

    It is no longer original. I much prefer style over trend.
    ( the rest of his outfit is great )

  21. Orlando

    April 10, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Two consecutive photos from the same street at the same time, obviously a good day! Great look!

  22. thomas

    April 10, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    i love new yorkers!

  23. Ko

    April 10, 2009 at 6:21 pm


  24. The Concrete Commentator

    April 10, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    yeah, I love the length of the pant, and I like his shoes. Of course the layers are great!

  25. Anonymous

    April 10, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    I know you like the mixing and colors and all, but for me, no, no, no.

  26. travelbug

    April 10, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    An American attempt at European style. Looks forced.

  27. Acorn, Dandelion and Rose

    April 10, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    Bucks! It reminds me of prep school in the late eighties, Dead Poet’s Society era. Sigh.

  28. Anonymous

    April 10, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    I’d be happier if he’d tuck in his shirt. Untucked shirts under blazers almost always read to me either awkward, studied, too fashiony or all of the above. And, although I think he does it well, I do wonder if his ankles don’t get cold, assuming it’s cold enough to warrant the vest over blazer thing.

  29. tofuscloset

    April 10, 2009 at 11:43 pm


  30. harsh

    April 11, 2009 at 4:22 am

    I think his pants are amazing! I’ve been looking for something like those for ages!

  31. Jack Daniel

    April 11, 2009 at 4:38 am

    nice pose! I want his shoes.

  32. the bunhead

    April 11, 2009 at 7:35 am

    the rolled up jeans fits him great and goes along very well with this outfit but he needs socks, it’s looks poor

  33. Jacob

    April 11, 2009 at 8:02 am

    Ankle cleavage when you’re wearing a down vest, scarf and beanie is like wearing sunglasses indoors.


    From the shins up though, top marks!

    I also would personally not go for chambray in winter.

  34. Emer Lockdown Models

    April 11, 2009 at 11:01 am

    As Sarah Jessica Parker once said ”I don’t judge others, I say if you feel good with what you’re doing, let your freak flag fly”…

  35. RAYMOND A.

    April 11, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Saw this guy yesterday when I was sent the J. Crew catalog in the mail. Nice look but a bit too contrived for my taste.

  36. Anonymous

    April 11, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    I like sockless men

  37. Anonymous

    April 11, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Agreed. I like this look aside from the missing socks. Dress shoes/oxfords with no socks always look naked to me. I’m a fan of the rolled up pants. It’s sort of biker-chic. I think most guys are capable of pulling of a masculine capri.

  38. Peter Breese

    April 11, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    The gal looks fantastic, but I must admit the gent makes me a tad nervous.

  39. bookman4

    April 11, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    i really enjoy all of the individual elements of what he is wearing…somehow they don’t all come together very well from where i am sitting. he looks rather pear-shaped, unfortunately.

  40. Oni

    April 12, 2009 at 12:38 am

    A button down, blazer and jacket…hmmm…I think if the pants were longer the outfit would look better.

  41. catherine

    April 12, 2009 at 2:54 am

    the look is so great, love the powerful mix, the trendy shoes and the mood.

  42. theanthology

    April 12, 2009 at 11:19 am

    Showing his ankles while wearing a scarf makes it just plain interesting.

    Love it!

  43. Juliette

    April 12, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    Can I have your number ?

  44. CHARLie'S

    April 12, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    He ! it’s Derek !
    He’s a belgian student, living in NY.

  45. LazyKing

    April 12, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    I like this style particulary the shoes

  46. Anonymous

    April 13, 2009 at 9:38 am

    He’s studying at Parsons!! I have class with him!

  47. Hadley Gets Crafty

    April 13, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    Those shoes were all the rage when I was in prep school in the early nineties. He rocks them. I don’t ever want to wear them again…

  48. Geoffrey

    April 13, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    I know Derek! That's an Engineered Garments Blazer & Vest

  49. Andrew

    April 13, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    I guess it’s still cold in NY huh? Can’t be caught dead wearing what he’s wearing in LA haha

  50. totebag

    April 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    The shoes. They’re what do it.

  51. Lauren

    April 13, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Love the contrast the shoes give. They make the look interesting.

  52. Anonymous

    April 14, 2009 at 3:10 am

    i reckon his ankles would be freezing!
    although, admittedly, looks great

  53. Anonymous

    April 14, 2009 at 7:20 am

    looks like something from an engineered garments lookbook (not a bad thing)

  54. Anonymous

    April 14, 2009 at 8:25 am

    I am sorry….but this guy needs some socks. He should get a pair of marled wool cottons THEN call it a complete outfit. He looks like he forgot something.

  55. Anonymous

    April 14, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    ralph lauren in coolest

  56. Jonas

    April 15, 2009 at 6:01 am

    Info on the shoes please!
    Been lookin for a pair of those for ages!

  57. Mr Brown

    April 15, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    spring weather is a hard one to call.

    a great example. with a gap in his wardrobe (closet).

    for all those keen to throw off their socks – check a light merino, they’re just what you need.

    pantherella are a good source.

  58. Un Monito

    April 15, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    I saw this and thought, sh*t, I haven’t been to NYC in weeks. Ha! This look is great, love the short vest transposed onto his funky town sportcoat. Shoes w/ short dark hemmed jean is what is anchoring it – nice job.

  59. Anonymous

    April 16, 2009 at 5:54 am

    he looks so much like a friend of mine!!haven’t seen him in a long time, but i’m pretty sure it isn’t him as he doesn’t dress like this..and besides he lives in Amsterdam..but funny nonetheless..

  60. Citizen Wayne

    April 16, 2009 at 10:54 am

    Burrr cold ankles. Bare ankles should be reserved for weather than doesn’t require a wool jacket and a down

  61. Anonymous

    April 16, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    Derek!!! K-Far!!!
    Weee looooovveeee you!!!!
    Cast away from Belgium!

    The derek-fan club!

  62. Anonymous

    April 16, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    His lack of socks makes the outfit

  63. Anonymous

    April 17, 2009 at 8:34 am

    top of the list!

  64. Anonymous

    April 18, 2009 at 2:19 am

    This fellow wandered straight out of the Pacific Northwest! Or at least the top 90% of him did. (The shoes wandered out of J. Crew?)

    If you love this look Olympia, Washington is the place for you.

  65. Anonymous

    April 18, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    he looks confused and conflicted

  66. dude

    April 19, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    where i can buy this shoes?

  67. Juanita Hickerson

    April 23, 2009 at 10:00 am

    Your piece about your father resonated in many ways and was a very sweet simple tribute. My daughter is visiting her travel love in Melbourne, and they are traveling to Sydney as part of their walkabout, so I told them to be nice when you photograph them on the street…


    May 7, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    4 layers up top, no socks, sorry, as hip as you are, this just makes no sense to me.

  69. Anonymous

    May 8, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    I believe the shoes are rachel comey..terribly close to alden

  70. Kasper Jacek

    November 9, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    I really need some information on the shoes, I've been looking for a pair of shoes like that for 2 years. Please some information. Kasper.

  71. MARK

    May 1, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    C'mon, it's cold enough for that many layers but your ankles are exposed. At what point do you stop looking stylish and more like an idiot?

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