Tuesday, May 20, 2008

On the Street…Horizontal Stripes for Spring


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  1. Carolina Lange

    May 20, 2008 at 8:43 am

    I love stripes!

  2. Runway Rules

    May 20, 2008 at 8:43 am

    What do you think about horizontal striped shirts? Do you think people can pull it off?

  3. Anonymous

    May 20, 2008 at 9:20 am

    The young man in the middle is half-covered up. He needs his own photo–the glasses and shorts are amazing!

  4. Heather

    May 20, 2008 at 9:22 am

    The middle pic is very Harry-Potterish.

  5. rachel

    May 20, 2008 at 9:31 am

    I was also trying to figure out if that is Daniel Radcliffe

  6. Anonymous

    May 20, 2008 at 9:38 am

    love the glasses in the middle pic. & the top is just too funny – talk about out-there personality!

  7. andrew

    May 20, 2008 at 9:41 am

    Runway Rules 8:43 – Anything ca n work if done right… i have believed that since grade 8 in English class when the teacher asked the class do you think this story would have worked from this persons point of view. Lots of people said no but i said why not.

    I have stuck with that mentality since then and it has served me well!

    P.S. I kill in horizontal stripes!

  8. Anonymous

    May 20, 2008 at 10:06 am

    Common denominator to the three people in the pics? They are all on the slim slide. Yes, our retailers have wonderful stuff with horizontal stripes, but if one is packing some extra poundage (as yours truly), please abstain!!! Love the yellow boots, btw!

  9. Joanna

    May 20, 2008 at 10:23 am

    I got scared of this first photo! Then I laughed. Stripes remain me about Venice…

  10. Colleen

    May 20, 2008 at 10:25 am

    Renata wins again in photo 3!

  11. carrot

    May 20, 2008 at 10:28 am

    The first guy with the thick-frame glasses kind of weirds me out.

    The third photo looks like Renata. Is that her? Pic looks like it was taken a bit earlier in the year. Very clever how she’s put that striped shirt under a v-neck wool sweater — and then the boots!

  12. MlleMarie

    May 20, 2008 at 11:30 am

    I LOVE THE FIRST PICTURE!!! THAT guy is my hero! Try asking if that guy cares what you think!

  13. Anonymous

    May 20, 2008 at 11:38 am

    I don’t normally leave negative comments, but honestly this is like the best advert AGAINST horizontal stripes for spring!

    #1 is a little too scary for my liking, #2 too Harry Potter-like and #3′s yellow boots are a little alarming to say the least..

  14. veronique

    May 20, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    That’s the Italian lady you featured recently, on her way to …fishing shrimps!

    Joke aside, the best stiped t-shirts are the authentic French sailor ones, from Brittany. Look for Saint-James (one of the good brands). My husband, who si American, bought one at a boat show and he pulls it off very nicely.

  15. Gypmar

    May 20, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    Apologies for the non-sartorial rabbit trail, but does the photo of gentleman #1 remind anyone else of Bob from Twin Peaks, in one of television’s all-time scariest scenes? That’s why I find it a bit unsettling.

    Making the photo that much more interesting, of course :)

  16. Caterina

    May 20, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    Again a stripes-topic!
    And no matter who wears stripes, no matter if shirt, leggings, sweater… underwear,…
    I don´t get the idea of stripes.
    Something in my subconscious mind screams ” back province!”

    I think, stripes belong to children´s wear, pyjamas or to the Bretagne.

  17. Anonymous

    May 20, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    Not sure this is a very urban look at all! I am not sure about such broad and, in the third picture, colorful stripes.

  18. Chike-Ikechi Is

    May 20, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    The first shot is incredible and his pants make me smile. They do look like pajamas though. As for the middle chap, I echo the same sentiments as other commenter’s–he needed his own full shot. His shorts are very interesting and his frames are beautiful. I can see the Harry Potter likeness.

    I definitely think horizontal stripes are workable. I just captured a young chap in St. Louis on my street style blog donning a horizontal striped shirt similar to the chap in the second picture so the trend is well recognized!

  19. Anonymous

    May 20, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    I agree that this is potentially a warning against wearing stripes. i’m not inspired by any of these combos. There are some great products out there, is this really the best of the best?

  20. aone2one2

    May 20, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    the sartorialist did not invent the horizontal striped shirt. get over it.

  21. Anonymous

    May 20, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Contrary to what many of you are saying, I happen to love the first photo. Love the brightness of the pink coupled with the striped pants. A standout.

  22. Sean Watson

    May 20, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    It’s not exciting anymore. Kind of cliche actually.

  23. the quarter rat

    May 20, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    I want to grow up to be the guy in the first photo. He always rocks!

  24. cjdd

    May 20, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    Hmm- did people stop wearing stripes?

  25. Anonymous

    May 20, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    First photo: Beetlejuice! Love it. Not everyone can pull that off.

  26. Anonymous

    May 20, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    Horizontal stripes for me are just boring unless they are broken up in an interesting or witty way. Horizontal striped leggings on a grown man even if he is wearing a cool pink shirt should be outlawed.

  27. JO

    May 20, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    The first pic is HILARIOUS!!!

    I love stripes!

  28. Seth

    May 20, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    I love horizontal stripes. They can be chic and whimsical–sometimes both simultaneously, but I do agree with the earlier comment that they look best on thin people.

  29. eyefordetail

    May 20, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    Love yellow boots’ nonchalance and covet her huge ring.

  30. Anonymous

    May 21, 2008 at 1:17 am

    this is in rome?


    May 21, 2008 at 2:55 am

    Another time RENATA! She is fantastic!

  32. serenella

    May 21, 2008 at 6:20 am

    I love the italian woman in the third pic, of course.
    from italy message.
    ciao a tutti,

  33. Lorentzo*

    May 21, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    LOVE* (Harry Potter on second photo?)

  34. Anonymous

    May 21, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    come on. the lady with the yellow boot looks exactly like the late Anne Bancroft, which is to say wonderful.

  35. Deea

    May 22, 2008 at 10:21 am

    the yellow boots are adorable and they look so comfy :)

  36. Elizabeth

    May 22, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    the the shorts on the boy in the second one. I wish I could see all of them! Hell, I’m a girl and I want a pair!

  37. Shit Talker

    May 22, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    does anyone know who made the shorts #2 is wearing? AMAZING.

  38. stylistsown

    May 23, 2008 at 8:27 am

    I am allll about horizontal stripes right now. Especially thin black and white. Great paired with florals.

  39. Anonymous

    May 23, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    The guy in the second picture looks like Harry Potter

  40. godwearschanel

    May 24, 2008 at 5:35 am

    I can only pray to look as elegant and beautiful as the lady in the third picture when I am older.

    This is absolutely my favorite shot of anyone.

  41. Cellar Door

    May 24, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    I wish I knew that first guy in the striped pants. He looks like a riot!

  42. Sally

    May 25, 2008 at 7:13 am

    Oohh gosh, the first pic´ture with the striped man.. I kind of love it but I hate it at the same time..

  43. Anonymous

    May 25, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    1 is amazing amazing amazing

  44. Anonymous

    May 26, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    Could Renata be any more chic?!?!?!

  45. Anonymous

    May 27, 2008 at 11:24 am

    “Take” pic 1, is his name pronounced in the japanese way , is a very very interesting nice intelligent generous person. always on the brink for newness and new talent..an open and very fresh mind.

    love yah , Take !

  46. Cor

    May 29, 2008 at 5:13 am

    the person in the second picture looks exactly like one of the guitarists/back-up singers from Bishop Allen!

  47. yibram palacios

    June 3, 2008 at 11:33 am

    i’ve seen horizontal stripes a lot of times seems life people loved it….nothing new!

  48. Striped shirts

    December 3, 2009 at 11:08 am

    I love strips but don't like the first pick at all. I am more of a striped shirts or jumper person!

  49. Name*

    March 22, 2012 at 1:46 am

    So funny. And now all people wear are stripes. Look at them gripe in 2008! The comments are just precious. And Scott is seldom wrong.

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