Monday, May 11, 2009

On the Street……Sweater Shorts, Sydney

Sydney weather at this time of year is just like New York. Cool mornings, warm afternoons, and cool evenings – layering like this is a great option. Even without the sweater the look still feels refined with the shirt buttoned-up like that.


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  1. vasilbozhilov

    May 11, 2009 at 10:05 am

    I love this cind of pants. They are so cute, fashionable at the moment and interesting. Love it, you must have a very good inspiration to dress like this.

  2. Esmoquin room

    May 11, 2009 at 10:09 am

    Nice oversize sweater. I love those pants!!!


  3. vananh.piano

    May 11, 2009 at 10:47 am

    oh i think i know that guy!

  4. ana

    May 11, 2009 at 10:48 am

  5. junglesiren

    May 11, 2009 at 10:54 am

    Oh, Sart. Come on.

    The ankle sneakers and the giant sweater and the prim touch of the buttoned-up shirt – it’s too incoherent on a grown man.

    Minus the shirt, we see this look pretty much everywhere but it only works with a surf or skateboard in hand and if you say “dude” a lot.

    I DO like his hair and his expression and the way he’s standing…. his glasses too.

  6. suzanne nelson

    May 11, 2009 at 10:56 am

    Great proportions! i love the way he’s pulled his sweate neck over like that. this photo made me smile, i just really like his look!

  7. 2009

    May 11, 2009 at 11:12 am

    clearly illustrative of the distinction between “well-dressed” and “fashionable.” Interesting proportion, but he looks like an absolute fool

  8. Anonymous

    May 11, 2009 at 11:14 am

    I have been watching at your Australian pictures.

    I was not expecting any original or historical style from that part of the world.

    I take away a confirmation.

    But tell me, how did you like it?


  9. gervaise

    May 11, 2009 at 11:22 am

    i love his trousers, they’re wonderful!

  10. Pete V

    May 11, 2009 at 11:23 am



    May 11, 2009 at 11:32 am

    Oh no….Not the extreme drop-crotch again! And in plaid?!
    His sweater is too large but it might look all right if his pants weren’t so ridiculous.
    I do like his glasses and the buttoned up white shirt.

  12. SallyO

    May 11, 2009 at 11:35 am

    What??? Refined? Are we looking at the same picture? I don’t even know where to begin…

  13. amanda e

    May 11, 2009 at 11:47 am

    homeless chic anyone? not lovin the pants but i love the nonchalance in the way he wore his sweater.

  14. Natalie Peroli

    May 11, 2009 at 11:51 am

    he is my size

  15. princess glee

    May 11, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    The refined top half looks as though it was Photoshopped to the messy bottom half. So I like this look 50%.

  16. Erik brown

    May 11, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    The glasses are great.

  17. hc

    May 11, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    ahh nothing like day drinking in spring with post brunch malaise, such ease.

  18. reverend dick

    May 11, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    Robert Smith.

  19. Anonymous

    May 11, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    He works at Ksubi I think.

  20. Chris Yo

    May 11, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    You beat me to it Stephanie Clayton. Exactly!

  21. Angeles Almuna Design

    May 11, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    I love those pants!!!!!!

  22. Casey

    May 11, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    He looks like someone who stumbles in late for class.

  23. Adi

    May 11, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    this is like Hansen gone wrong…maybe “fashionable” but looks horrid in reality

  24. adrian

    May 11, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    i was kind of hoping the low crotch look had died forever but i guess it just moved to australia.

  25. Anonymous

    May 11, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    I don’t know: that askew sweater is a little too “flashdance” for my taste.

  26. Anonymous

    May 11, 2009 at 2:01 pm


    Great summer looks in Australia…

    I really feel I have to ask you about this — I noticed a little trend in Montreal, long men neck ties, passing the crotch, 1/4 to 1/2 way down the thigh.

    I think its a great look, it has the motion of a scarf. Have you seen this around? What are your thoughts?


  27. Anonymous

    May 11, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    It’s funny that people are taking his look so seriously; he’s just having a laugh. I’d never dress like that, but I love his sense of playfulness!

  28. thwany

    May 11, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    love it.

  29. John

    May 11, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    refined? riiiight

  30. Jack Daniel

    May 11, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    This is excellent!

  31. lindsey

    May 11, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    I like this look from about the top of the head to the mid-shoulder. After that, it’s awful! Maybe I am missing something but this is just unflattering and he looks ridiculous and clownish. If this is the direction fashion is moving in, let me get off while I still can.

  32. Brigadeiro

    May 11, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    A buttoned shirt (all the way to the top, no less), with the oversized slouchy jumper & harem shorts, bashed up converse…ah! And the glasses – love it!

  33. Sonali

    May 11, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    He looks sloppy. Despite that, I still think he’s very handsome. Now that’s style!

  34. aliisha

    May 11, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    I can picture him wiping his nose on that sleeve.

  35. Amy

    May 11, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    I agree that he looks like someone who overslept, grabbed some close out of the hamper, and still hasn’t had a cup of coffee. This look doesn’t do it for me, sorry.

  36. sandra

    May 11, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Sloppy, whether by accident or not, has never been seen as a good look by me.

  37. SteveA

    May 11, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    is that joelllllll?

  38. Morgan. V

    May 11, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    One word : Perfect
    <3 best look

  39. Zenas313

    May 11, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    I would agree that this look seems extreme – but what one can take away from it is the idea of a patterned short, white shirt and a (moderately)oversized v-neck for spring layering. His hair and the glasses are right on. Its a great look if done in moderation; but thanks to the over the top take on it here for making it stand out.


  40. Anonymous

    May 11, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    I’m so proud of Sydney for stacking up with the rest of the world on your blog. Even if in a slightly different way.

  41. X

    May 11, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    i’m not sold on the outfit…

    but I like that pants.

  42. noelakadjtambour

    May 11, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    the photo is excellent throughout, the look is better from the waist up though

  43. just.a.train

    May 11, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Wa~h! That looks so comfortable! I like how he can carry off the oversized clothing look and manage to avoid looking sloppy. And I want his sweater.

  44. CW

    May 11, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Dork chic.

  45. heals77

    May 11, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    I want to cuddle up to this guy…where can I get one?

  46. Anonymous

    May 11, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    i think this looks delicious. i would like to be friends with him! yum.

  47. Amy

    May 11, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Looks like he put his legs thru the arms of a jacket. I like his white shirt, glasses, hair, face…but the rest of it…not so much.

  48. Anonymous

    May 12, 2009 at 12:15 am

    Refined? There’s little about this look that could possibly be termed “refined.”

  49. George

    May 12, 2009 at 1:18 am

    Oh dear. I think he’s wearing a sack. And those shoes are not acceptable, not like that.

  50. Anonymous

    May 12, 2009 at 6:28 am

    I think the sweater makes him look a lot heavier than he really is. Also the low crotch on the shorts make his torso/legs look so disproportionate, which I’m not a huge fan of. HOWEVER, the swear looks amazingly comfortable. It looks made to wear sitting around the apartment on a sunday morning, coffee and newspaper in hand. I also like the mixture of patterns/textures. The glasses are lovely.

  51. Amir

    May 12, 2009 at 6:51 am

    Cool outfit, love the pattern of the shorts. There’s a certain silhuette in these three last pictures, elongated torso, sloping soft shoulders and low hung trousers/skirt. Stylized one, like a drawing. I dig it.

  52. Anonymous

    May 12, 2009 at 7:01 am

    Just so people other countries know, this is him expressing himself, not a distinctly Australian fashion taste. I think many fashion conscious Aussies would wonder why he does this(me included) but he is expressing himself the way he likes, at least that part is cool.

    I still don’t get it though, it looks like he got a plaid shirt mixed up for pants. POOPY!

  53. Alex

    May 12, 2009 at 7:59 am

    Sorry, but this isn’t cool at all. How on earth is he supposed to walk normally with a crotch that low? And the shoes are a disaster.

  54. James Drewe

    May 12, 2009 at 8:02 am

    You’re all forgetting that Scott gets inspirations from part of these outfits, its not always about the whole look. In this case he’s even told us – it’s about the layering.

    So what if the guy is wearing dirty cons or he has baggy pants, the inspiration has come from the ‘how’ he is wearing the clothes, not the ‘what’. Some of you need to pull your head out and step down from the pedestal…

  55. Anonymous

    May 12, 2009 at 8:48 am

    love the expression on his face, and the glasses.

    like others, not sure about the pants, i think they kinda ruin the look…

  56. lunarzie

    May 12, 2009 at 9:03 am

    i think i look like that when i wake up :-), less good looking, of course :-p

  57. Sally

    May 12, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    i wish i were wearing that right now! it’s perfect!

  58. Anonymous

    May 12, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    the pants are a little large but, the cut is something i hope to reproduce for myself. but I’ll be wearing it with heels and a smaller proportioned shirt.

  59. Olviya

    May 12, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    thats such a luck – to have special sense… of wearing clothes in such relaxed way…

  60. Questioner

    May 12, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Everything old is new again, I guess. This look like what I wore in college in the mid-80′s, except for the drop-crotch. I wonder if he ever wears a brooch at his buttoned-up collar and an oversized thrift shop blazer with the sleeves rolled up.

    I think I’ll listen to the Smiths this afternoon.

  61. Anonymous

    May 12, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    the pants might be by henrik vibskov from the s/s2008 collection. they have some similar ones this year as well

  62. Anonymous

    May 12, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    Layering??? Refined???
    You’re joking, no?

  63. Anonymous

    May 12, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    This looks like it belongs more to Facehunter than Sartorialist.

  64. Anonymous

    May 13, 2009 at 7:40 am

    the shorts/pants are from Henrik Vibsov, Danish designer.

  65. Anonymous

    May 13, 2009 at 7:57 am

    Come on, people, do not be so narrow-minded. This is great blog and interesting comments in it – thanks to everyone, however, sometimes it seems that the only look what most of You, guys, find fashionable and worth mentioning is something tight and branded. It is not a science to find the right colors that match, slim and a bit short trusers, slim shirt and jacket, hot shoes, throw on a scarf and highlight it with some bright accessory. But this is all the same… Indeed, this extremely tight look looks awful with skinny bodies, what is majority on the streets. However this is something different, this is individual touch. Think out of the box – this is not about, how to dress “the right way”, but rather interesting way and way that fits Your lifestyle, body, situation and grabs the attention. It is not about this particular photo and probably the guy is not the style icon, but rather about the overall opinion in general. be opened, be enthusiastic, be creative! Peace! :)

  66. Anonymous

    May 13, 2009 at 9:22 am

    ok if the point of the blog was to take photos of people who look good in a normal sense then he would be taking photos of everybody. the point is that this look is unique to this individual and that is why it is worth photographing.

  67. Anonymous

    May 13, 2009 at 10:49 am

    Overall, I’d give him credit for creating and even pulling off this “homeless chic” look (or whatever you want to call it) but I really don’t like the extreme drop-crotch pants. It’s gotta be one of the most unflattering things designers ever came up with.

  68. Anonymous

    May 13, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    is that a pair of bernard whihelm?

  69. rEVOLVEr

    May 13, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    Wow, i love the look, i wonder if it would look as good with a bi chromatic approach, you know, white or black sneakers, white shirt, black sweater and black/grey shorts with checks or lines? Like a formal suit but totally insane, maybe throw a skinny tie in there to make it more punk rock…

  70. guy who

    May 13, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    this is the best on the sartorialist and didn’t expect it to drop from the end of the world, i changed my mind now!

  71. Anonymous

    May 13, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Yeah Joel!

  72. Anonymous

    May 14, 2009 at 2:48 am

    To Anonymous who wanted critics to ‘think outside the box’… perhaps comments were directed less at the model’s outfit than to the Sartorialist’s choice of words. Describing this look as ‘refined’ is just laughable, and throws out of the window the accepted meaning of ‘refined’ (characterised by polish, elegance and subtlety). Clearly, a new vocab is needed., or at the very least, more precision with language.

  73. Anonymous

    May 14, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    i think this is brilliant. there’s something about his decidedly cavalier physical stance and purposely disheveled clothing that i think automatically brings him right back to chic. besides, someone who didn’t care about his look wouldn’t be sporting such killer eyewear. bravo, brother!!

  74. Anonymous

    May 16, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    I wanna give him a good aussie go!

  75. Anonymous

    May 17, 2009 at 11:04 am

    So artschool. Im over this already.

  76. Sydney Sider

    May 17, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    i love how the relaxed sydney attitude comes across in his style!

  77. Anonymous

    May 17, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    i like the harem pants… so grunge, so nineties.

  78. Anonymous

    May 19, 2009 at 4:51 am

    Love those shorts. Looks a lot like danish born, London based, Henrik Vibskov. They a launched again this season in new colours. See

  79. dreamcrusher

    May 19, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    there is something very grungy yet sexual about this image and this outfit… idk…

  80. Anonymous

    May 26, 2009 at 5:37 am

    henrik vibskov went to st martins but is in fact copenhagen based!

  81. Anonymous

    June 28, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    I thought this was an old photo of marc jacobs for a moment.

    I'm not sure that's a compliment.

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