Tuesday, May 26, 2009

On the Street……Shark Pants, Sydney

I saw this guy standing in a crowd of people after a fashion show. He looked perfectly normal until the crowd parted just enough to reveal his crazy shark pants. I always love an unexpected touch of humor.


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  1. Kim

    May 26, 2009 at 10:12 am

    i played a little game with myself on this one. read the title and tried to envision what “shark pants” would look like. SKin tight skins or leather looking like skin came to mind. Never in a million would i have guessed these….awesome

  2. dorotea

    May 26, 2009 at 10:13 am

    haha, you’ve just cheered me up…cool and funny :))

  3. suzanne nelson

    May 26, 2009 at 10:13 am

    Love this! one of my rules of dress: don’t take thyself too seriously…

    • dcinDC

      March 4, 2013 at 6:03 pm

      Right! And he’s not pretending to be “fashiony” or anything. He knows he’s wearing goofy pants. Unlike the fools who put on Thom Browne and think they’re somehow stylish and avant garde because their clothes are too small… WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND!!!

  4. Angeles Almuna Design

    May 26, 2009 at 10:15 am

    I love crazy pants!!!!!!!…..and black :)

  5. Sartorial Vancouver

    May 26, 2009 at 10:19 am

    That’s great. I am not sure if I can pull it off though… I think I will keep to my socks for now and work my way up from there.

  6. My Fashion Frenzy

    May 26, 2009 at 10:21 am

    cool :)

  7. saray

    May 26, 2009 at 10:21 am

    wow these shark pants are just awesome..

  8. helenlouise

    May 26, 2009 at 10:23 am

    I fancy him :)

  9. Anonymous

    May 26, 2009 at 10:23 am

    Oh my, it’s so cute! Want!

  10. Lynn and Horst

    May 26, 2009 at 10:27 am


  11. Anonymous

    May 26, 2009 at 10:28 am

    hahaha, i love these pants so much.

  12. SCISI

    May 26, 2009 at 10:29 am

    his got a monster in his pants tee hee:)

  13. Rocío Lafuente

    May 26, 2009 at 10:32 am



  14. "Docka" Boneca Platinada

    May 26, 2009 at 10:44 am

    Nice and funny!!!

    Best regards from Sweden!!!

  15. ana

    May 26, 2009 at 10:45 am

    haha so cool! and he is so sure about his pants great!

  16. JNY

    May 26, 2009 at 10:47 am

    If only I were a shark…

  17. wj

    May 26, 2009 at 10:58 am

    totally adorable!

  18. AnonymousJK

    May 26, 2009 at 11:01 am

    I love unexpected humour when it comes to fashion too, but I love it best on someone else.

  19. Kathy

    May 26, 2009 at 11:02 am

    haha amazing pants!

  20. Jacopo

    May 26, 2009 at 11:13 am

    ah-mazing. although i’m not sure if it’s a shark or more of a killer whale. either way shark pants do sound sexier. cheers to fish friendly trousers.

  21. beba

    May 26, 2009 at 11:13 am

    I love it and I want it !

  22. Anonymous

    May 26, 2009 at 11:19 am

    just as long as the shark doesn’t stick out his tongue.

  23. lynn

    May 26, 2009 at 11:19 am



    May 26, 2009 at 11:30 am

    I know this boy! And the pants are Romance Was Born … Sydney Designers.

  25. Ashley

    May 26, 2009 at 11:35 am

    Very unexpected touch of humor. I was expecting some kind of black shark skin pant.


  26. Elaine

    May 26, 2009 at 11:39 am

    Not only are the shark pants great, but also his shoes, necklace, stance, and the way he is holding his jacket! This is a great photograph, love the shading on the stairs (or is it rust?) and the background, with the open door and “Entry” sign, and colorless sky.

  27. Bite me!

  28. Atenea

    May 26, 2009 at 11:54 am

    Very cute pants !

  29. Anonymous

    May 26, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    Very Japanese. Evisu maybe..


  30. Bahrain Fashion

    May 26, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    Now. that’s some pants XD

  31. The Voguette

    May 26, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    haha they seem more like one of those little monsters you find under your bed at night than a shark… but thats just me..

    The Voguette

  32. Hanna Persson

    May 26, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    haha, what a crazy t-shirt!

  33. travelbug

    May 26, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    Wow — love it! Something that looks very Australian — something you’d see nowhere else!

    Very totem-y.

    I think this is what future male fashion will look like. More whimsical than it is now and more personal in expression.

    Online people are creating “avatars” for themselves — I think they’ll start dressing avatar-like soon enough!

  34. FiL

    May 26, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    Very cool pants & so funny…


  35. MM

    May 26, 2009 at 12:23 pm

  36. Soren Lorensen

    May 26, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    my favourite ever picture of all of yours that i have seen.

    this man is the sex.

  37. The F-Word

    May 26, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    love that this was taken after a fashion show. usually people tend to take fashion ( & their dressing ) more seriously at things like these, but i like how he remains unaffected by the glamor and the hype.

  38. Anonymous

    May 26, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    good stuff. love that he’s not “working” the look. he’s just relaxing in his shark pants! love him. who knows, maybe he’s going to scream and run and stand on his head after the shots taken. great photo.

  39. Anonymous

    May 26, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    Most of your viewers have no fashion sense so I don’t think this picture will help them in anyway to improve or educate them. Please remove this picture and go back posting people with fashion sense.

  40. diane

    May 26, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    I’m sure those pants don’t get out very much, other than the occasional fashion show.

  41. bisou-joue

    May 26, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    such great pants !

  42. adrian

    May 26, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    omg want.

  43. Katherine Lee

    May 26, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    Amazing. That brings a whole new sense of meaning to the word “Maneater…” teehee!
    xo Katherine aka. Urban Flea :)

  44. Anonymous

    May 26, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    haha -greaaaat!

  45. Victoria Janssen

    May 26, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    WOW. Those are awesome!

  46. JamieDOTBall

    May 26, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    theyre incredible! never in my wildest dreams culd i imagine that!

  47. justbecausefashion

    May 26, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    just hooottt!

  48. Karla

    May 26, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    those are the raddest pants ever! love he's style & looks!

    x karla

  49. Sprockette

    May 26, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    hahahha so jealous.

  50. Barbara

    May 26, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    Looks like his mommy made these for him for the school play, cos he’s the main shark!! Cool, though, in a nicely unserious way……..

  51. christelle

    May 26, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Amazing pants! i love!

  52. Karoline

    May 26, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Hahaha, I want pants like that too!!

  53. Anonymous

    May 26, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    haha soo funny!

  54. Rael

    May 26, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    very becoming! he looks like he would be going to a cartoonists funeral. but as the french say, SUPER COOL!

  55. Valentina

    May 26, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Hahah those pants are just awesome! Think they’re humoristic enough to be special but nice enough be just cool pants. Is that a handkerchief sticking out of his pocket? It’s looks nice though

  56. An (ex) alien in new york

    May 26, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Those are so brilliant! I think I love him a little. Hahaha.


    May 26, 2009 at 5:01 pm




    May 26, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    I love it!

  59. CW

    May 26, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    I do not like it. The shark looks childish on pants. It might have worked better on his t-shirt.

    His feet are shod in standard “swoosh.”


  60. NVA

    May 26, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    the pants is provocative…
    but his hi-top is hype

  61. moe...!!!

    May 26, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    HAH…that is too funny!

  62. Anonymous

    May 26, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    This guy has guts and a sense of humor…too bad there is not more of that in people. Confident!

  63. alexandra

    May 26, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    came to say romance was born! but someone beat me to it. i’ve lusted over their monster shorts for so long

  64. doingtheunstuck

    May 26, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    I’m finding it hard to come up with anything that isn’t completely dirty.

  65. nukshuk

    May 26, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    haha i love how the “killer” is located on his crotch :)

    i think this would be a sickkk DIY!


  66. Hannah

    May 26, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    lookin good.

  67. Bookworm

    May 26, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    How fun. I love clothes with a sense of humor or an added pop, too! (:

  68. bestcityintheworld

    May 26, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    how cool! thinking of all the lame pick up lines that he’d be getting, eg. is that a fin in your pocket …

  69. Anonymous

    May 26, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    No Sart, those pants are awful! I don’t even find it particularly funny. Yeah yeah, call me bitter, but this is just ugly!!


  70. seditionaire

    May 26, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    No way to look at this boy and not smile… such a tongue placed firmly in cheek for those fashionistas that take themselves WAY to seriously… LOVE it!


  71. Anonymous

    May 26, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    ive seen him wearing these before! agayzing!

  72. Romance Was Born

    May 26, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    toob hole,we love you!xxx

  73. Jack Daniel

    May 26, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    I want his shoes!

  74. Anonymous

    May 26, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    those pants are fantastic! i am panting for them!

  75. Hannah JV

    May 26, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    I want to marry this man. Could you please wrap him up and send him to Auckland, New Zealand?

  76. I'm a mean street kid.

    May 26, 2009 at 10:14 pm


  77. Teagan

    May 26, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    i’d marry him.

  78. bleeding hearts

    May 26, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    love romance was born. I think he styled it perfectly.

  79. noelakadjtambour

    May 26, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    in a very good way

    i like too the slightly serious expression

  80. Whitney Gray

    May 27, 2009 at 12:36 am

  81. Romano.

    May 27, 2009 at 2:57 am

    When I read the title I thought about Bape pants, but thesere are way cooler!

  82. Aussie Hannah

    May 27, 2009 at 3:56 am

    What a find Satorialist! They are the happiest little pants ever, I absolutely love them :)

  83. Alex

    May 27, 2009 at 4:10 am

    LOL! Loves his pants.

  84. Genevieve

    May 27, 2009 at 4:25 am

    I love the wharf theatre, and his pants!

  85. Anonymous

    May 27, 2009 at 6:05 am

    How cool is THAT! I wish more people would wear animal inspired clothing like this. Unfortunately, it does, however, strike me as being part of a costume.

  86. Jennifer

    May 27, 2009 at 6:23 am

    I love these pants. Viva humor in fashion!!

  87. Tanja

    May 27, 2009 at 6:56 am

    Funny :D I also expected leather pants. Just my kind of man.

  88. Enmodefashion

    May 27, 2009 at 8:06 am

    His sneakers are also pretty cool !

  89. Anonymous

    May 27, 2009 at 9:01 am

    Yet another image in which something becomes fashionable just because the person who wears it is cute. Imagine those pants on any other person… oh please!

  90. Anonymous

    May 27, 2009 at 10:35 am

    Come on, people! These pants make his legs appear ridiculously short!

  91. Georgia

    May 27, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    Haha, So cool


  92. chula

    May 27, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    we need this sense of humuor in the fashion world.. great


  93. Kash

    May 27, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    they are dope. i want em.

  94. Fannah

    May 27, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    gulp. that is.. wonderful. daring, scary too, but wonderful.

  95. bIRD

    May 27, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    thanks for the heads up about Romance Was Born… now im in love too.

  96. Tweety

    May 27, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    im pretty sure that’s one of the dancers who was on season 1 of so you think you can dance australia…..

  97. Diana

    May 28, 2009 at 2:45 am

    …and the best thing is the one golden tooth of the shark, that’s hilarious!

  98. Dom Gimenes

    May 28, 2009 at 8:03 am

    jejeje…es tan loco!!! divertido!!!…bueno! me encanta!

  99. mikey.ayoubi

    May 28, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    I heart Shark boy……chomp chomp

  100. Hannah.Belling

    May 29, 2009 at 12:57 am

    Ksubi? Very Australian…!

  101. Miss Behaving

    May 29, 2009 at 6:24 am

    haha – must look out for these around sydney, very cool pants. digging the shoes more though!

  102. Rousy Carla

    May 29, 2009 at 11:08 am


  103. Elyse

    May 30, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    Lol! Awesome! =D

  104. prettyinrouge

    May 31, 2009 at 6:26 am

    thats lovely

  105. Kenyatte

    May 31, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    There is a joke here. Sharks on Pants…hmmmmm
    I think he had a message for the world. “Bite Me!”

    Make it an Outstanding Day!

    - Kenyatte

  106. Anonymous

    June 1, 2009 at 6:47 am

    what a hottie!! i love his style.. he is amazing.. he kinda reminds me of the moon..

  107. Wedding Dresses

    June 1, 2009 at 8:44 am

    I want those trainers

  108. Ghetto

    June 2, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    Nice to see that Sartorialist readers appreciate Nike Dunks.

  109. Daniel Isaac

    June 3, 2009 at 1:21 am

    do you know where i could get a pair of these?

  110. Gail Sorronda

    June 3, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    where's jason hiding the dorsal fin? RWB does polyester best X

    ps sharks vs dolphins


  111. James

    June 4, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Hey There,
    Love these pants. Do you know where I can get them? I actually need them for a party. Can you make them into shorts for me?

    Please email me at [email protected]

  112. Anonymous

    June 4, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    love love love this :)
    a good vision to remind us to always have fun with fashion

  113. Mr. Mannerz

    June 8, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    I'd be frightened to wear pants with chops. Mr. Mannerz has to protect what he's got.

  114. Sage

    June 9, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    the sneakers are "Marshall Amp" themed dunks from the Nike SB (skateboarding) line and retail they went for about 110. now you can find them at flight club


    or ebay…
    and theyve appreciated in value.

  115. Anonymous

    June 10, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    I wonder where he got those pants, there marvelous!

  116. Ethan M.

    June 15, 2009 at 12:48 am

    He does the Nike pumps marvelously. Makes me want a pair.

  117. oliverforbes

    August 4, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    I think i just fell in love with him. I love the animated innocent look. AMAZING!

  118. MARK

    May 1, 2010 at 3:38 pm


  119. yun

    March 4, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    hahah adorable

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