Monday, September 28, 2009

On the Street….Men Friends, London


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  1. R4TH

    September 28, 2009 at 4:03 pm


  2. Jacqueline

    September 28, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    awww, rolled cuffs again!

  3. HW90

    September 28, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Don't see much of this in US. Very common in Italy. Last time I was in Rome I saw a bunch Middle School kids on a field trip and several of the boys walked like this while talking, it was adorable. Anyway…love the colors on the taller gent. What a great way to wear a t-shirt. As for the other man, to me, his outfit says "I am a fashion writer leaving a fashion show." He's also wearing my least favorite color pants, nice haircut and facial hair grooming though.

  4. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    September 28, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    No, no y NO! Those ankle socks with the dress shoes have to go. I like everything else though. What is happening with the pants on the right, is the waist button not fastened? Jorge from WPB

  5. Anonymous

    September 28, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    is 'unbuttoned' the next thing or were the trousers possibly a little tight ;-) ?

  6. Baby Hercules

    September 28, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    That's so cute.

  7. leila wylie

    September 28, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    I hope people keep wearing their trousers rolled for a long time to come.

  8. RJ

    September 28, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Very nice.

  9. the_eye_collector

    September 28, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Lots of European men seem to do this; more than in the UK and US, anyway. It's nice that they feel as free to express their affection physically as women do.

    Incidentally, have you seen the little piece about you on Refinery29? I think you would enjoy it.

  10. Anonymous

    September 28, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Quirky and adorable photo. Love both looks, but the rolled up cuffs and ankle socks got to go.

  11. Anonymous

    September 28, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Is it a double button waist with the top one undone? The band looks really high. I don't actually like either look, but I like the photo.

  12. Marquis de Lannes

    September 28, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Des bons amis!

  13. sofiasophie

    September 28, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    handsome men,
    & elegants !

  14. Soren Lorensen

    September 28, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    HOORAY they are wearing SOCKS

    I love them for not following the sockless crowd…yes to free thinking, each foot to its own.

  15. Xris

    September 28, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    It is a shame that men in America do not show more affection to one another. The immediate idea is -"gay". But there was time when it was just affection, not sexual. Even manly Scotts used to walk arm in arm. One of my favorite old Scottish professors used to take strolls with his students, locked arm in arm.

    Great photo Scott.

  16. Anonymous

    September 28, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Better with trousers done up.

  17. Holly

    September 28, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    I think he popped his button ;>)
    I like the combination of the roll pants and ankle socks with oxfords.
    The more I study his pants I think he has suspenders on. He could'nt possibly keep those pants up with out some added support. I really like the way he shows alot of character with his hairsyle, glasses, well groomed facial hair,and his shirt buttoned up. I like the other guys total look!

  18. Jazzbuff630

    September 28, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    I agree with a lot of the comments thus far. American male behavior is too structured around some "macho norm".

    We are snickering, immature schoolkids when it comes to anything that falls outside of what we think of as "normal".

    And even if they are more than friends, BFD.

  19. olafgermany

    September 28, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    This style is just right in time. Like it very much…and I need the phone number from the left one….

  20. belle in arms

    September 28, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    That is adorable.

  21. Caitlin

    September 28, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    aww bless. love the bromance xx

  22. davidsl

    September 28, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    the waistcoat on the taller gent is too short, the gap between the waistcoat and trousers is unsightly. still not digging the rolled pant leg thing. but a cute photo.

  23. Forest City Fashionista

    September 28, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    The rolled pantlegs are everywhere this summer, except of course, for here in London, Ontario. I really like the look on guys as long as the pants are narrow enough. It does look like the pants on the guy on the right don't fit well at the waist, but I love the colour.

  24. Lolitta

    September 28, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Maybe they are leaving a cafe and he is just so full he had to undo that top button?? I dunno…love the gent on the left.

  25. Jack Daniel

    September 28, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Great shot, Scott.

  26. najee

    September 28, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    I love that they are comfortable enough to show this type of affection. Anyway the guy on the right looks really well put together,His pant are such a nice colour and the rolled pants are just great. I Love A Navy Blazer!!!

  27. Anonymous

    September 28, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Any of you Sartorialist fans have a recommendation for where to purchase a nice blue blazer in the NYC area? Especially a nice, slim-fitted (ie. European) cut?

    Thanks for the jacket inspiration, Sart, as we move into Fall here in the Big Apple!

  28. beths

    September 28, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Very dear.


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  30. thatsorad

    September 28, 2009 at 11:46 pm


  31. Paul

    September 29, 2009 at 1:22 am

    Nice photo Scott. I like the differences between the two men. The differences in height and in style. Nice contrast.

    Also reagrding Exris's comment. As a Scot I have never seen any manly Scots walking arm in arm. It's not popular in places like Glasgow or Dundee. Although it would be good if it was…

  32. Richard

    September 29, 2009 at 2:00 am

    Well they have great taste in shoes anyway ………

  33. Albin

    September 29, 2009 at 4:32 am

    There´s something which reminds me of Truman Capote when I see these two guys.

  34. Anonymous

    September 29, 2009 at 6:38 am

    I photographed the man on the right also and the top button was supposed to be like that and he was keeping them up with braces which you can't see here. It's a shame also you cant see the detail of the wallet he is holding which was patent red skin of some kind, which went so well with the gold buttons of the Ralph lauren jacket.

  35. Anonymous

    September 29, 2009 at 6:50 am

    What a shot scottxxx

  36. Daedalist

    September 29, 2009 at 7:01 am


  37. CK

    September 29, 2009 at 7:14 am

    The blond on the left looks SO Swedish. Love the bromance!

  38. Anonymous

    September 29, 2009 at 9:09 am

    Thank you Thom Browne!!

    I wear ankle socks everyday, they are incredibly comfortable, especially during the summer. And they look fantastic on hairy, muscular legs.

    Slim pants rolled up and vests are the "bomb" this year. Deal with it:)

    Vest kinda scare me though. Will they go to the back of the closet next year with the mens summer scarves?

  39. thecatbirdseat

    September 29, 2009 at 9:55 am

    love everything about this photo. i'm going to steal their looks, even though i'm a girl.

    i miss socks, too.

  40. James Taylor

    September 29, 2009 at 10:42 am

    I think I saw these guys in Fort Greene last night…

    I've seen this look — the vest, the pomaded hair, the rolled-up pants and dress shoes — so many times in New York…

    I'm the first guy to turn up my jeans to show a little ankle with a nice loafer but come on… With these guys I feel it's starting to get a little costume-y.

  41. EM

    September 29, 2009 at 10:59 am

    this headline is priceless.

  42. Mason WG

    September 29, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    Very impressed with the bespecled gentleman. Rolled up pants + ankle socks is a risky combination I think. He pulled it off quite nicely. Great photo!

  43. Anonymous

    September 29, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    So how many photographers were shooting this pair? Was it set up? Boo.

  44. The Duchess

    September 29, 2009 at 5:41 pm

  45. Fernando Dasilva

    September 29, 2009 at 10:00 pm


  46. Anonymous

    September 29, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    No one wants to see ankles. Rolling your trousers is only acceptable when you have a legitimate risk of getting them wet or dirty. Buttoning the top button of a shirt without a tie is too nerdy for most nerds.

  47. elizabeth

    September 30, 2009 at 12:36 am

    What a beautiful palette of light blue, rust, brown and navy blue. I love the playfulness of the small rolled cuff of the pants, that little bit of ankle goes a long way!

  48. .:*aMbAr*:.

    September 30, 2009 at 1:10 am

    They both have AMAZING style, kinda like similar but unique at the same time. GREATNESS!

  49. dot

    September 30, 2009 at 9:23 am

    How funny! I saw & shot this guy, too! I shot him for you, because I thought, that is so a Scott shot. Was going to send it to you & a minute later that's when I met & shot you. I sent you the shots, did you receive them yet? (you might be a bit busy ; )

    here's the link:

    best, jill x

  50. CW

    September 30, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Don't they look like the hosts of "Mythbusters"?

  51. MSlattery

    September 30, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    I love his socks. They remind me of my mom, who always wears white "peds" with loafers. She's 85, and still stylin'

  52. Anonymous

    October 2, 2009 at 1:16 am

    in Italy they could be straight, in NY it's "Bromance" and in Sydney it's common and they are boyfriends!

  53. L.

    October 2, 2009 at 6:23 am


  54. Aloisa

    April 3, 2012 at 11:00 am

    I don’t think USA is alone in not having straight men walk arm in arm! It’s not common in the UK at all – in fact I live here and I never see it (apart from on Saturday nights when one guy helps another to stand up after a few pints!) In Italy sure, but we’re not all going to become Mediterranean overnight. And it would be so self-conscious if every country mimicked Italian ways. We are, culturally, what we are.

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