Friday, December 19, 2008

On the Street….Gloves in the Chest Pocket Have Jumped the Pond, NYC


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  1. Anonymous

    December 19, 2008 at 10:08 am

    Well, both gentlemen look amazing…but the second one (can he be American? seems so implausible based on his style) I want to marry. Sorry, husband!

  2. GG

    December 19, 2008 at 10:11 am

    Looks like a Filson bag. Excellent!

  3. mockumentary

    December 19, 2008 at 10:24 am

    Hadn’t known that this was a euro thing!
    I love the second outfit. Rich colors made even better with the loved-in bag and shoes.

  4. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    December 19, 2008 at 10:25 am

    It is a nice touch, and you can be sure you are not going to drop a glove when you are reaching in for coffee change, your keys or your entry card, right? I love the Filson briefcase, I am going to get one of their bags as my next gym duffle!!! Jorge from W Palm Beach

  5. Dan in Richmond

    December 19, 2008 at 10:28 am

    I like it and I haven’t seen it done around here- I could be the first! Nice colors in both, and the lower look I could almost lift in toto for myself.I like the polished casualness of it.Great looking pieces individually and well chosen together.

  6. d-money

    December 19, 2008 at 10:30 am

    Both of those shots are amazing. i absolutely love the shoes on the second picture.

  7. Eugénie from Paris

    December 19, 2008 at 10:35 am

    Agreed : second guy looks very Italian to my French eyes…

  8. Anonymous

    December 19, 2008 at 10:35 am


  9. AC

    December 19, 2008 at 10:37 am

    I’ve been doing this since before it was “cool”, and i’m only 28.

  10. Delighted and Charmed

    December 19, 2008 at 10:47 am

    The second man’s details are flawless. I love how his spectacles are placed in his shirt in the front.

  11. Garmsville

    December 19, 2008 at 10:51 am

    Why is it the simple ideas often prove the most impressive? Now I have an excuse to go out and buy a new pair of gloves!

  12. suzanne nelson

    December 19, 2008 at 10:55 am

    Nice sartorial flourish, shows wit and charm. I like the picture of the gentleman in the camel coat,what a lovely smile – i’m guessing he doesn’t work in finance.

  13. Sarah

    December 19, 2008 at 11:11 am

    ahahah these gloves want to runaway from the pocket!!
    the second man looks like marc jacobs!!

  14. Iheartfashion

    December 19, 2008 at 11:17 am

    The second guy has to be European, right?

  15. ted

    December 19, 2008 at 11:24 am

    definitely a case of form over function here. gloves are for hands, not pockets. surely a nice idea if it warms up, though.

  16. thwany

    December 19, 2008 at 11:28 am

    this is one of those things that are so simple and smart that it makes everyone ask, why didn’t i think of that before?

  17. Anonymous

    December 19, 2008 at 11:29 am

    He is American – that’s Gabriel – who sells Thom Browne’ Black Fleece line at Brooks Brothers.

  18. Red Flashlight

    December 19, 2008 at 11:34 am

    This is what I like about the Sartorialist. Fashion can be just practical! Putting gloves in your breast pocket undermines the silly, outdated pretension of a handkerchief.

  19. Green Real Estate Developer

    December 19, 2008 at 11:50 am

    lino ieluzzi at it again. damn i want his wardrobe.

  20. Rita

    December 19, 2008 at 11:53 am

    The second guy looks great. I really like the colors he is wearing. And the gloves in the chest pocket add a very nice touch to the overall look of both gentlemen.

  21. Laguna Beach Trad

    December 19, 2008 at 11:56 am

    Super photos, Sart. Well done. It’s all about the details.

  22. norawoah

    December 19, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    the second man knows his colors, textures and how to layer perfectly.

  23. Chris Johnson

    December 19, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    I love everything about these photographs. Everything.

    I particularly love the color story of the second guy – and the serenely confident way he’s standing before your camera. He’s an intriguing subject.

    I’m also curious about how he would look in those glasses…

  24. Dominica

    December 19, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    The first gentleman looks classic but is very edgy if you look closely ! The gloves used as a “pochette” in his upper pocket are fab and I’ve noticed a great scarf under his jacket ; it looks like a ‘changeant’ kind of fabric changing from lila into a fuchsia-purple…10+

    The second guy has thé cutest face and has a smart and effortless chique look.
    Nothing too special but I really like the shades of colour he has used..
    If he’s European like ‘Iheartfashion’ suggests, I sincerely hope he lives in Antwerp :-D

  25. Valentine

    December 19, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    I just love both of these! Maybe my obsessive compulsiveness is showing, but I have a strong need to see every stitch they’re wearing laid out. Don’t you hate when there’s just a hint of interesting fabric peeking out and you can’t figure out if it’s a sweater or a scarf or a what?

    I love the personal touches that the first man is wearing. The outfit is not only interesting, but it also looks both warm and lightweight, which isn’t always easy to put together.

    The second man has just a nice look overall. PERHAPS a little too thought-out, but effort never goes unnoticed. I’d personally feel stifled in so many layers, but I do love the length of his pants and those shoes. And the gloves look so toasty and warm!

  26. Gemma Catherine Seymour

    December 19, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    Please, spare us from the Filson bags, unless you’re on a hunting trip. Filson bags in the city are just an early 21st century version of a yuppie “outdoorsy” pretention.

    Though, I will admit, I’d love to invest a bunch of money in Filson just so I could get them to start making some of their clothing in black, with full linings.

  27. Anonymous

    December 19, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Paul Stuart has been featuring this gesture in its windows for at least twenty years.

  28. Anonymous

    December 19, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    There is actually an American flag behind the second guy. Definitely not European.

  29. nik arnold

    December 19, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    The first gentleman is putting a nice touch to a jacket he wore in December 2007 (check out the Sartorialist archive and there he is in same jacket) This is how you keep things fresh.
    The second gentleman: bravo! From the gloves, scarf, eyeglasses and handbag, he really can accessorize while maintaining a masculine look. Very good.

  30. Isobel Saoirse Dylan

    December 19, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    really cute!

  31. Anonymous

    December 19, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    second guy is a handsome devil. clothes or no clothes.:)

  32. david santos

    December 19, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    Excellent Style!!!

  33. J.A.F.

    December 19, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    I think I’m in love.

  34. majmily's

    December 19, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    I completely fell in love with the 2nd gentleman. This face, those (hidden) accesories!

  35. anaayana

    December 19, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    The second one looks like Jude Law.

  36. Duncan

    December 19, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    Two regular guys.

    Nice pictures.

  37. anne

    December 19, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    The second guy is great. The colour scheme seems perfect to my eyes as well as the length of the trousers, and the cardigan is adorable.

  38. JoĂŞlle

    December 19, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    me like #2.

  39. Anonymous

    December 19, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    BFF! Ben a while, hasn’t it. Impeccable styling as always: that purple scarf peaking underneath the coat is sublime. Second dude is lovely too-got it right on the pants length and the shoes. A little too studied perhaps, but hey, it works.


  40. MaxM

    December 19, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    Urban mob.

  41. Mo

    December 19, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    Fine and dandy…I am in love with the guy in the second picture =)

  42. Jack Daniel

    December 19, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    The coat in the first picture is just great!
    But the bag of the second picture is what I want!

  43. Anonymous

    December 19, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    BFM!!! I know we’re not supposed to call him that, but he’s one of my top 3 faves, ever, among Sartorialist subjects. Lavender scarf, classic camel coat — he looks super, as always. The guy in pic 2 looks good too, but sorry, my heart belongs to BFM!

  44. Camille

    December 19, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    The man in the second photo looks so confident in his style. Love the maroon cardigan–he looks so handsome.

  45. Anonymous

    December 19, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    hey these guys are well dressed grown ups! how’d they get in here?

  46. fringe

    December 19, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    Both men look very stylish, elegant and confident. I wish I knew them both, they both have kind eyes.

    I appreciate the fact that you chose two men with different styles, but equally fashionable.

    I adore a man or a woman who can accessorize with flair.

  47. crowsfeet

    December 19, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    The warmth of the honey colored herringbone caught in the sun is sooooo lovely. And the stitch detail of the breast pocket with the glove fingers of the same-but-not-the-same color sticking out? Pinch me! It would all be intoxicating without that purple tie – but he DID wear the purple tie, and I love him for it.
    And I love him for carrying the newspaper under his arm, too.

    I second the earlier comment about the oxymoronic nature of urban Filson. I suppose a certain segment of the market, if they could, would pay an extra charge for the dog hair, feathers and blood that are on my husband's Filson jacket, along with the shotgun shells, chew can, dog cookies and old PB&J that are usually in the pockets. Maybe I should offer to break-in these garments for people who don't have ready access to the "elements of authenticity" mentioned above. For a nominal fee I'd be happy to toss a person's Filson jacket – or bag in the back of the truck for a month during pheasant season. The PB&J would definitely be an additional charge…

  48. Emily Wong

    December 19, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    1st: very nice use of complimentary colors and I love how you captured the movement of him walking with the flap of his coat like that. awesome!

    2nd: An overall nice color palette! Also your composition is impeccable, even though he is standing right in the middle of your photo, it doesn’t look boringly symmetrical.

    I put your blog under ‘Daily Needs’ rather than ‘daily reads’ because honestly, it’s so nice to wake up and check your blog for some inspiration and beautiful photography. I am a regular visitor on your blog and I hope to comment on every single post!!


  49. jkh

    December 19, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    second guy does not look american

  50. Anonymous

    December 19, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    the second picture kind of looks like a cross between albert hammond jr. and my piano instructor.

  51. Anonymous

    December 19, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    He is American. He works as a salesman for Brooks Brothers! See him there!

  52. michaeljosephowens

    December 19, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    Wow. The young bearded dude looks like a perfectly wrapped holiday package. Every detail—glasses, scarf, tie, gloves, bad, beard—is beautifully (and calculatedly?) rendered. The contrasts of color and texture are really dynamic. Two thumbs up for this handsome man. Just the antidote the eye needs on a chill day.

  53. Mona

    December 19, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    Yeah, that second picture is so classy. Great find.


  54. Remah

    December 19, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    Whoa! The man in the second picture really has such an amazing look going. I love how perfectly he layered his clothes, very chic!

  55. Bartables

    December 19, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    I like the coat in the first picture, and the gloves are well done. Yep, the bag is Filson – I own its bigger brother and it’s the best bag of its kind, truly. It’s not too faux-faux hunting, as Gemma Catherine opined, but it’s tough and well-made to brave crowds, subways, rain, and other hazards. Just does its job well with a bit of rugged flare. And not everyone has one.

    Nice shots, Sart!

  56. Anonymous

    December 20, 2008 at 1:23 am

    2nd man…guy in 2nd photo…Gabriel…whatever…European or American, he looks hot.

  57. foodie hunter

    December 20, 2008 at 2:36 am

    Love the second gentleman’s ensemble. He looks great.

  58. Miguel

    December 20, 2008 at 7:04 am

    I think they both look great in a very different, yet paralell, kind of way and style…

    Defenetly a nice look… But The thing about the gloves in the pocket I think I saw it before… Years ago.

  59. Emmanuelle

    December 20, 2008 at 7:48 am

    I love the purple scarf from the first picture, it creates a soft harmony with the colour of the coat.
    And I must say that I’m absolutely in love with the second guy, from head to toe ! The pair of glasses is genius.

  60. The Man Who Knew Too Much

    December 20, 2008 at 8:53 am

    ai ai the second gentleman is rockin it. Loving the outfit.


    December 20, 2008 at 9:27 am

    Photo #2 is dreamy. What an attractive man!!!! Thanks for the eye candy.

  62. Darcy

    December 20, 2008 at 9:45 am

    I love all the little details in the second fellow’s mid-section. The waistcoat, the glasses, the tie, the scarf. They all go together so smashingly, I need to flesh out my man-accessories repertoire.

  63. jds223

    December 20, 2008 at 11:13 am

    Love this idea…so creative without trying to hard. Must show my man…and I adore your washcloth in the pj pocket. Too clever and such humour!

  64. Whathehelle Fontenelle

    December 20, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    I’ve been attempting to put things in my breast pocket of my suit jackets for years – mainly small furry toys!

  65. Anonymous

    December 20, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    Accessories gone wild! Are those glasses in the second photo for anything but effect? They ought to be worn properly.

  66. Anonymous

    December 20, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    Scott,they got the Idea from your posts last winter!

  67. mimi(cigalechanta)

    December 20, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    I like the way both look with their different styles but I mostly stopped by today to congratulate you on the praise your blog has in today’s(Sunday) NY Times magazine.

  68. Kenny

    December 21, 2008 at 1:42 am

    Gabriel looks absolutely delicious! Fashionably and physically!

  69. Sage

    December 21, 2008 at 2:38 am

    I love this look. The first gentleman has a great color combination going on, and the second is just lovely. He is dressed like my ideal man. I must ask, were the specs your idea?

  70. Anonymous

    December 21, 2008 at 6:46 am

    Love the Filson bag.

  71. Anonymous

    December 21, 2008 at 7:11 am

    Handkerchief gloves.

    So gentleman. I love it.

    La Abuela.

  72. Cool men

    December 21, 2008 at 9:12 am

    God, that’s so great!!!!!!!! love it

  73. Kaya

    December 21, 2008 at 10:43 am

    Now why would I want to put my gloves inin my breast pocket, instead of putting them on, if I do not wear them while walking on the street, when then?

  74. Gabriela

    December 21, 2008 at 11:43 am

    Great pictures, both great in their own style.

    I’d like to ask: beeing a woman I often don’t know what to do with my gloves when I’m not wearing them. Keep them in the bag would be the easier thing, but could/should a woman stick them in a pocket like man do? Which impression does that give? I often end up carring them both in one hand or when I have those elbow high ones, I sometimes put them around my neck. Anymore ideas/comments on women and gloves? Thanks!

  75. Bini

    December 21, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    The second one doesn’t strike me as a specially well composed outfit. It like the window of a Gap shop! All items individually are ok but put together seem to turn into something very lifeless. I think the jacket and the scarf were the wrong choice!

  76. m.edwin

    December 21, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    1st guy’s lavender scarf is really nice, but i love 2nd guy’s burgundy cardigan. i say he looks quintessentially american prep, and could easily slip into a wes anderson movie as a snappy librarian or an archeology professor. great shots!

  77. Anonymous

    December 21, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    About the second gentleman:
    “Che gran figo”, as we said in Italy

  78. Anonymous

    December 21, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    congratulations, Scott, on the kudos you received in today’s NYT Magazine — your blog has been such a bright spot for many of us. you deserve the great write-up.

  79. Ridonkulus

    December 21, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    i wonder if it looks good on women. i do like the look of gloves sticking out of side slant pockets, although mine usually falls out of my coat. NYC looks suspiciously snow-free. chicago is knee deep in slush.

  80. Anonymous

    December 21, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Oh yes the second boy is so delicious.

    But why is everyone making a big deal about the gloves- don’t you ever take your gloves off bc it warmed up or you need to use your fingers? So petty.

  81. Alex

    December 21, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    The picture is the best!!!!!

    I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  82. Anonymous

    December 21, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    The guy in the second photo is very smart. I lke the casualness of his outfit.
    Actually, at thirties I wish I were dress like him…fashion would be different buy… It would be nice if I ve got this knack of mixing textures, colours, oldies looking things with modern…
    Let’s wait and see.
    Nice idea : putting the gloves ion the chest pocket: not that very elegant but useful… It avoids losing gloves… I am used to lose mines most every winter.
    La Brigade de la Mode

  83. jeremydante

    December 21, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    i LOVE the enlarged images!!

  84. josefin

    December 21, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    handsome or what :)

  85. Anonymous

    December 21, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    Personally I’m more impressed with the first gentleman’s style. Something more original and fresh about it…

  86. May Kasahara

    December 21, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors on Mr. second man.

  87. = MARIA

    December 21, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    At this point in age, I would not say one thing is 100% local, specially when is related to very similar conditions after all a pocket is a pocket.

    I’m loving the bigger images!
    Hope you get to post as often as you did back in the good days. ! a day is better than 30 in 1 day.

  88. The Clever Pup

    December 21, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    The Second Man is so handsome. Seems to have repose of the soul.

  89. Jackie

    December 21, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    I noticed the pictures are bigger on your page! I like it better like that now :)

  90. Tiger Fodder

    December 22, 2008 at 12:10 am

    I love the look. I need to go buy some good gloves. The bottom pic is great. I like his style. I’m copying him tomorrow. ;)

  91. thirty1seven

    December 22, 2008 at 8:33 am

    I just love the glove touch to the outfit! Its not just stylish, but its real! Gloves isn’t just used for comfort, but also as a fashion statement.

    Loved how the second guy put his outfit together..brilliant!

  92. Marianna

    December 22, 2008 at 9:41 am

    wow now that is one detail to absolutely fall in love with!!! definately LOVE the gloves in the chest pocket!!

  93. Anonymous

    December 22, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    Both guys looks great! especially #2

    on a side note. New layout with the big pictures are great!!!

  94. Olviya

    December 22, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    love those last outfit!

  95. Anonymous

    December 22, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    What’s next…? Bananas coming out of your trousers rear pocket?

  96. noah

    December 23, 2008 at 4:24 am

    can anyone tell me which model that filson is? i have the tote with zipper and need an intant trade in on whatever one this man’s got

  97. Anonymous

    December 23, 2008 at 10:58 am

    Very oxford


    December 23, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    Those yellow gloves, possibly in some very obscure but fabulously buttery leather, are wonderful.

  99. Anonymous

    December 24, 2008 at 12:49 pm


  100. Aristocrat

    December 24, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    I very much appreciate this styling. He is pulling off “a lot of look” without being overly saturated. It is timeless and will look just as stylish twenty years from now as it does today.

  101. cindy

    December 26, 2008 at 9:37 am

    the second guy looks the best! but that might be my biased opinion..since he is my cousin. :)

  102. Eveline

    December 26, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    would definitely marry the second guy.

  103. Fabulously Fashionable Dawn

    December 27, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    The men I style are always looking for unique this one, going to pass it on..glad it finally jumped the pond!

  104. Charles Henry

    December 29, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    fine and dandy at its finest!

  105. Anonymous

    December 29, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    filson 257 and I believe the 2nd guy is also wearing a filson jkt in otter green.

  106. c'est moi

    December 29, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    The first gentilhomme is Reza Raein, no?

  107. Anonymous

    December 30, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    Sorry, but brown shoes with black trousers are a no no. Mummy should have taught him better.

  108. Mr.Right

    December 30, 2008 at 5:39 pm


  109. DLS

    December 30, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    Everything pictured on the second man is just absolutely perfect. His entire ensemble paired with those small but very carefully chosen accessories makes me love this look even more.

    I love the burgundy cardigan he’s sporting and I do have one myself but the cut is lower. I’d love to know where his cardigan is from.

    By the way, can anyone confirm if that’s the Filson 256 briefcase or 257 he’s carrying? I absolutely love it!

  110. debbie

    January 1, 2009 at 5:52 am

    dammit, i want this guy for christmas!! please, santa, please?
    he’s smokin…hot!

  111. Anonymous

    January 1, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    really nice !!! Just perfect…

  112. buddy lembeck

    January 5, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    i want to date him.

  113. rypat

    January 10, 2009 at 2:41 am

    it’s funny that everyone seems to think that the second guy is European – when i first saw the picture i immediately had the impression of the new modern young American. maybe it was the slightly muted and dusky red and blue, or the reference to mid-century professors and scholars, but the whole ensemble just evokes a sense of both utility and casual class which perfectly describe my idea of the new young American professional.

    i do agree that this American aesthetic does incorporate the sum of our various stylistic heritages (Italian, French, British), but all the while it maintains that “made in the USA” confidence.

    so, while i am getting the European vibes, i see this look more like “if Andrew Wyeth made a trip to the big city for the weekend.”

  114. Paloma

    January 10, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    i’m in love with the second guy
    i really have to go to NY
    just 4400miles, who cares

  115. Lena

    January 12, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Both are charming but second guy’s whole ensemble I am in love with.

  116. Anonymous

    January 14, 2009 at 2:40 am

    G: you look fantastic

  117. Esther Zamorano

    January 14, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    He´s american urbanchic, PERFECT!!!

  118. Anonymous

    February 1, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Love the look on both guys. Tres chic! Second guy mmmmmmm…….. a guy who knows how to dress is muy fuego

  119. Anonymous

    March 9, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    very complimentary! he looks so modern…

  120. Anonymous

    January 20, 2010 at 11:07 am

    It was very interesting for me to read that post. Thanks for it. I like such topics and everything connected to them. I definitely want to read a bit more on that blog soon.

  121. rĂĽya tabirleri

    July 30, 2010 at 11:48 am

    It is a nice touch, and you can be sure you are not going to drop a glove when you are reaching in for coffee change, your keys or your entry card, right? I love the Filson briefcase, I am going to get one of their bags as my next gym duffle!!! Jorge from W Palm Beach

  122. Muscovite

    September 18, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    the second man…. is shaking. And i like how his gloves stick out of a pocket) eeeeeh)

  123. fredc

    July 19, 2011 at 8:36 am

    I love the look of the youngest. Classic with a touch of modernity!

  124. Valentina

    January 6, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    I love the frist guy,

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