Wednesday, September 30, 2009

On the Street…Two at Ralph Lauren, NYC


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  1. luckybastard

    September 30, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    now THIS is perfect.

  2. Anonymous

    September 30, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Oh how I miss 650 madison. They looked the same back then – classic is classic!

  3. lorraine

    September 30, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    i love this mis-matched pair. its fun to dream up the friendship that they must have. great individual style too!

  4. The Fab Miss B

    September 30, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    So debonair! Love the cravat.

  5. Anonymous

    September 30, 2009 at 1:16 pm


  6. LAYNE

    September 30, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    I love a man that dresses just like this!


  7. Gil

    September 30, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    LOVIN IT! Both guys look great. Nice svelte line and nipped wait on the double breasted. Better fit and cut IMHO than what Mr. Marzotto was wearing a few photos ago.

  8. Teresa

    September 30, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    tres chic!

    (hot damn… those are some handsome gents!)

  9. Agyesh

    September 30, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    Barring the lack of cuffs, they look pretty damn good!

    The scarf is so perfectly done. Very Impressive!

  10. Jacqueline

    September 30, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    both are very dashing!


    September 30, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Nice bags¡
    Nice shoes¡
    KIsses from Spain


  12. bravegrrl

    September 30, 2009 at 1:32 pm


  13. highglossblue.blogspot

    September 30, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    thumbs up on the longish curls and ascot; men take note


    September 30, 2009 at 1:36 pm


  15. Anonymous

    September 30, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    OMG! Fabulous!

  16. Hadley Gets Crafty

    September 30, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Yummy double breasted navy jacket with broad shoulders! I am so glad to see that cut coming back for men!

    And moving on from the clothes, look at their lovely smiles!

  17. Juliet

    September 30, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    just two gentelmants:)
    I really like the picture!

  18. garciamadrid

    September 30, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    If I have to choose I prefer on the right hand,

  19. SM

    September 30, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    2 great looks on 2 very different men. I'm happy you give man's fashion space, too.

  20. davidsl

    September 30, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    these guys look great. one quibble: the fellow on the left would look better in a pointed collar instead of a spread collar. the spread tends to emphasize a certain chubbiness.

  21. Anonymous

    September 30, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    Gent on the left: mauve shirt with white collar and purple dotted tie… too much
    Gent on the left: no no no… Banker goes to town
    Both: handbags, pleeeease!!!

  22. Anonymous

    September 30, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    I just like their smiles.

  23. Soren Lorensen

    September 30, 2009 at 2:14 pm


  24. THC

    September 30, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    Sharp tote bags! Go guys!

  25. hw90

    September 30, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    Beautiful clothes, I love Ralph. Gorgeous EG/RLPL shoes. Great bags. But…between you and those men in Milan, you have turned me into a sartorial detail snob. Where are the shirt cuffs? Don't like the trouser bottoms, look indecisive. Long haired fellow has a little contrast going on and really like his overall look but something is missing. Pocket square? Other gent looks like a British politician or a banker with a good tailor. Nice clothes but not much style. I know I'm a heel but I've been spoiled by those damn Italians.


    September 30, 2009 at 3:02 pm



  27. Monica from Hola!design

    September 30, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    man purses! brilliant! very stylish gentlemen.

  28. blu|gallery

    September 30, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    nice colours match. very chic look

  29. jen!

    September 30, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    its rare to see a double breasted suit jacket nowadays.

  30. Angeles Almuna Design

    September 30, 2009 at 3:59 pm


  31. saint stephen

    September 30, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    the bald guy is SO handsome! yum. not a fan of his collar but love the shirt color.

  32. Gil

    September 30, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Would everyone please stop referring to these bags as man purses, they are just urban holdalls, and are more than appropriate for men, nothing faddish or trendy about them.

  33. Gerri Ward

    September 30, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    Solely GLAM FABULOUS!!!

  34. thomas

    September 30, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    i want long hair!

  35. Tyler Wlazelek

    September 30, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    There was more style outside the show than there actualy was on the runway.

  36. lefthand gilliam henderson

    September 30, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    how interesting is that!!! i just had my second interview with taylor(the men on the left). he was just as dapper in person. pinstripe suit, pocket square and wingtips. i hope i get the job there!

  37. Anonymous

    September 30, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Hey-more proof that there IS a god!!

  38. Anonymous

    September 30, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Fantastic photo! Compare and contrast: two ways to wear a suit. Business chic on the left; dressed down sophistication on the right, even down to the respective shaved head and longer curling hair. Pity most men seem to rebel against looking so grown up and put together.

  39. Andre

    September 30, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    this is the american dapper gent's style… somewhat different from european/italian, but sharp in its own way.
    both men look great in their own style, and nothing is overdone – reall classics.

    great smiles!!!!

  40. Miss " G "

    September 30, 2009 at 10:18 pm


    September 30, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    One can't help but love Ralph!


  42. Alexis

    September 30, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    long hair is definitely on the radar! hot, especially w/ that glowing smile.
    love the brown shoes.
    love the bag w/ the purple gent. not sold on the other one – looks like my mom's carry-all.
    but both need to show some cuff – especially on the navy suit… otherwise the sleeves just look too short.
    the lack of wedding bands gives me hope!


    September 30, 2009 at 11:59 pm



  44. Darryl

    October 1, 2009 at 12:02 am

    this is not impressive. i expect better.

  45. Jack Daniel

    October 1, 2009 at 12:36 am

    What's this flare in the picture?

    I like the whole outfit of these two lads.


    October 1, 2009 at 4:13 am

    Love the outfit to the right. Just look great with the double breasted jacket and silk scarf! To little cuffs showing though.

  47. Ammu

    October 1, 2009 at 4:40 am

    Wonderful! Wish more men would dress like this. Sigh.

  48. Anonymous

    October 1, 2009 at 5:48 am

    Not fashion just dapper! Love RL

  49. John

    October 1, 2009 at 8:58 am

    " Better fit and cut IMHO than what Mr. Marzotto was wearing a few photos ago.:

    …..Er…no….the db suit looks good but not really in the same league as Matteo's…….Overall the guys look very good though and a nice contrast in neck treatments not to mention hair styles….like the bags too.

  50. lady d

    October 1, 2009 at 9:12 am

    they are very handsome and stylish but what's with the bags? men carrying bags?

  51. Luxury Ties

    October 1, 2009 at 11:35 am

    That double breasted Jacket is lovely!!love his style!

  52. Joy Mars

    October 1, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    They're in NYC, but are they American? I'm thinking no. Their totes, their tailoring… They've got to be Italian.

    Maybe the guy on the left is from somewhere else in Europe, but I'm flatly saying they can NOT be Americans.

  53. Me

    October 1, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Both ensembles are stunning, but I think my favorite thing about this photo, what stopped me from moving on quickly, is the fact that both of them are wearing such lovely smiles. The smiles lend a genuineness to fashion, which is often sorely lacking.

  54. Louis Duke

    October 1, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    I adore the little sunburst in the photograph.

  55. Captain RL

    October 1, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Classic look , cant go wrong. Timeless.
    Although the ascot is too exposed.

  56. Austin

    October 2, 2009 at 1:36 am

    Thumbs up for the Four-In-Hand tie knot! So many guys want to fill the space between the collars, but my instinct is always against the big Windsors.

  57. Anonymous

    October 2, 2009 at 7:13 am

    Once and for all: YES! Real men carry bags — and eat quiche. When living in the City, and constantly on the go, you need a variety of things with you at all times. These can be carried easily in a smart bag, leaving your trouser and jacket pockets free from bulging

  58. Jussi

    October 2, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    Interesting…oversized jackets and overly long and baggy hip-hop width pants.

    Are middle aged men in USA now reaching towards baggy youth styles?

    Unflattering. Smiles make the picture, though.

  59. Anonymous

    October 2, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    that is the wrong type of knot to tie with a English spread collar. he should be working on a full widsor, not a four-in-hand

  60. fabulous

    October 3, 2009 at 11:44 pm


  61. Selmyra

    October 17, 2009 at 11:06 am

    sophisticated gyz

  62. Sam Malone

    November 4, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Dude on the right looks exactly like Woody Harrelson.

  63. Michael Q.

    December 8, 2009 at 9:17 am

    Check out the lovely patina on those brown shoes! I think that their jacket sleeves could be a hair shorter, to be picky. I need to see some "linen."


    January 27, 2010 at 1:28 am

    This is Ralph Lauren at it's best. Thirty years from know this photograph will drip with style. The ascot with the six on two double breasted suit with ticket pocket is killer. The keaton collar worn by the gentleman on the left is stunning. BRAVO!!

  65. le blog de natacha

    February 16, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    awesome outfit!

  66. dcinDC

    February 21, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Yes, lots of men often carry a bag! Where do you people live that this seems so odd to you? Going to work with the papers you worked on the night before, then the gym, stopping by the market, and maybe out til later that night. Sometimes you just gotta have some stuff with you to get thru your day. You have to carry it in something!

    As far as any of the negative comments – these guys have got it all right by the most traditional dressing standards. I’m not saying you have to like it; I actually find them just a bit on the conservative side myself, but they simply have checked all the boxes on the list of “dressing well.” “Two at Ralph Lauren” suggests they were either at a show, work there, or shop there, indicating that they clearly have the breeding, money, and taste to know how to dress.

    I really want to address this specific comment: “oversized jackets and overly long and baggy hip-hop width pants. Are middle aged men in USA now reaching towards baggy youth styles?” Are you looking at the same picture I am? I don’t see “oversized”, “baggy hip-hop”, and certainly NOT “middle aged men”!!! What are you seeing here?

    I know how to dress, and have sold clothing as well; the suits are tailored perfectly. I bet these two young guys would be amused to think you find them middle-aged. Goddd, if you saw me (at 57) I guess I’d look like Methuselah to you!

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